Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

April 21, 2009 · Filed Under Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Wisdom · Comment 

As a Spiritual Coach, Healer, Speaker and Teacher I often meet with people who sense or feel that there is “something more,” something that hasn’t been finished – something that seems to be missing in their life. This is true for individuals who seem to “have it all” as well as those who appear to “struggle” in each moment. What I have found is that these feelings often are symptomatic of a Spiritual Awakening that is going on deep within the soul. The soul cries out and yearns to emerge and share the wisdom and knowing of something far greater than is currently being expressed. It is a knowing that we are all spiritual beings having human experiences that will grow and expand consciousness. It is a knowing that is ready to expand the spark of “Light” within that aids and assists the individual journey of remembering. It is the desire to connect or reconnect with Source/God/Creator/Spirit, whatever you name the ONE.

We are beautiful children of God, children of Light and LOVE. Our soul cries out to release all feelings of separation, feelings that it has been separated from the Divine when truly this feeling of separation has been nothing but an illusion. It is an illusion that our mind has created for there never has been nor will there ever be a separation between us and the Divine for we are beautiful children of God and the Divine is within us. What if you felt in each moment the power of who you are? What if your lens for living life became a lens of unconditional love, forgiveness, gratitude and service how would your life and choices change?

One of the great Spiritual Teachers is Nelson Mandella… Please enjoy reading his shared wisdom of Claiming Your Light from his 1994 inaugural speech.


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our Light, not our darkness
that most frighten us.
We ask ourselves, who am I
to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a Child of God.

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people
won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest
The Glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
it’s in everyone and as we let our light shine
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

Nelson Mandela – 1994 – Inaugural Speech

Knowing who you are and why you are here is to Reclaim Your Power and shine your light!

Victoria Barna
Spiritual Coach, Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
©Copyright 2009

Self-Healing Through Forgiveness

October 7, 2008 · Filed Under Self-Healing · Comment 

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)

What does it mean to forgive? Is it words, thoughts, emotions, or actions? Is it all of the above or none of the above? When you think of forgiving someone how do you view it? How willing are you to change your beliefs? What does forgiving yourself or others have to do with healing yourself? How open are you to think and act differently; creating a new spiritual awareness or consciousness awareness?

Mahatma Gandhi gives us much to reflect upon. It takes strength and courage to forgive someone who has harmed or hurt you or someone you love. When you have harmed or hurt someone else it also takes strength and courage to forgive YOU. Oftentimes this is more difficult. When you remember the experience or situation what do you feel in your mind, body and soul? How does your heart feel right now? Some of you may have experienced health issues as a direct or indirect result of holding onto strong emotions or energies of anger, betrayal, disappointment, hurt, resentment, hate, guilt, unforgiveness, unworthiness, self- punishment or fear. Many believe that all aspects of our minds, bodies, souls/spirits have consciousness in every cell and fiber of our beings. These energies or emotions can be stored for lifetimes.

Now, once you accept this belief what if you connected with the inner child within you who is suffering and wounded and what if you began to heal it through forgiveness? First, begin with self-forgiveness and then forgive others. What does it take to forgive and shift the negative energies? It takes a desire and willingness to change. Help is available; you do not have to do this alone. For example, if you believe in God, a higher power or higher consciousness, then you have prayer or meditation. Seek a spiritual coach or counselor to walk this journey with you. You are not alone.

Imagine what it can feel like within your mind, body, soul/spirit as the energies within every cell and fiber of your being begin to shift consciousness. If you are experiencing physical challenges or illnesses, then imagine your body, mind, soul/spirit being more open and receptive to healing when you feel you are worthy of love and good health and be sure you no longer hold the negative beliefs or energies. This is something that you can do for yourself. It takes courage and strength to say, “I choose to change what I believe and I am ready to forgive myself and others so that my life is more positive and balanced. These negative energies no longer serve my greatest good.”

Forgiving oneself and others truly takes great strength. The status quo remains the easier route. Remember, that with God all things are possible.

If you would like more information regarding the types of healing and energy clearing work that Victoria does or would like to check out her book CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace, please go to www.evolvingjourneys.com. You can also contact her direct for an individual appointment on 602-820-3126.

With LOVE and LIGHT,

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
©Copyright 2008