Heaven or Hell? Sometimes the Choice is Ours

Heaven or Hell? Sometimes the Choice is Ours

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I don’t know if you’ve heard of Deepak Chopra, but one of the things he shares is how the ‘universe’ will send you signs and give you little hints as to what you need to consider at any given time. Whether or not you believe in that stuff is personal, and not for everyone, but this past week I have noticed an undeniable theme.

I was watching a movie in which there was a ‘heaven and hell’ theme and then when it ended, I switched to Freeview TV and fell right upon the middle of an ad for a show about heaven and hell. The next day, on the way home from school, out of the blue my 10-year-old asks me whether I believe in heaven and hell. By then I was like, OK, I get it already.

It served to remind me that we experience little heavens and hells all the time, on a daily basis. Each day, we have the opportunity to create a seeming utopia or apparent apocalyptic chaos with our thoughts, words and actions. Or, as in my case, a bit of both maybe.

For example, in singing class recently I mentioned that some days my voice seemed amazing, whilst others I had to try quite hard to reach certain notes. My teacher mentioned that often it’s just dehydration that causes the struggle with the voice and that it was actually about how much water we had to drink two days prior that affected it. TWO DAYS. I thought wow, that’s interesting. That’s kind of how my headspace works too. If I have slept well, had the right nutrition and a great attitude for a couple of days then I feel fantastic, I’m queen of all things. However when I don’t look after myself, the opposite feels true. I’m at the mercy of random experiences and not at all in my power.

I guess it is kind of a double-edged sword, because it means things can change fast – in either direction. It reminds me that my attitude and my personal care have to stay close to a line that is healthy at all times. If they don’t, then my descent into chaos will be swift. Equally, it means that all other things being equal I can change my world for the better quite quickly and simply.

Tell me, how do you create heaven in your life? How do you turn your world around? I would totally love to know your tricks if you’re willing to share them.


Alena Turley is an Australian mentor for mothers. Founder of the pioneering blog, the Soul Mama Hub, her wellbeing membership offers a powerful pathway for mothers ready to go from over-extended, stuck in the daily grind, to empowered, inspired and energised so they can become the CHANGEMAKERS they dream of being.

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