Friday, December 31, 2010

Believe/Think/Say = My Happiness


'Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.' ~ Louise L. Hay

Am I happy? My honest answer is yes and no. I will keep doing what is making me happy and change some things I am creating in my life that are not. This new year's eve is a time of deep reflection for me. I'm not happy with my life as it is, not all of it. I have been remembering the thrill of big life changes and will be making some in 2011. New beliefs, new thoughts, new words, a new life, a new year. My full happiness awaits. What am I waiting for?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seeking and Learning


'Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Seeking and learning is where the miracle process all begins.' ~ Jim Rohn

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Do Your Best


'Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.' ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Open Door


'You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally a gift of the Gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.' ~ Robert Collier

Monday, December 27, 2010

Life is a Verb


'Life is a verb. Life is not a noun. It is really ''living'' not ''life''. It is not love, it is loving. It is not a relationship, it is relating. It is not a song, it is singing. It is not a dance, it is dancing.' ~ Osho

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fulfill Every Need


'As we celebrate the holiday season, realise that you are already inherently affluent, no matter how much or how little money you have, because the source of all Abundance is the field of pure potentiality ~ it is Consciousness that knows how to fulfill every need, including joy, love, laughter, peace, harmony and knowledge. If you seek these things first ~ not only for yourself, but for others ~ all else will come to you spontaneously.' ~ Deepak Chopra

Saturday, December 25, 2010

It's Christmas!


'Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.' ~ Dale Evans

Today we celebrate the birthday of a Great Master, one of many. This is a day to celebrate your own beliefs. The ways are many, the Light is One! May the longtime sun shine upon us, all love surround us and the Pure Light within each of us guide us on. SatNam.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Finding Joy


'From home to home and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.'
~ Emily Matthews

I'm embracing the blessings of the holiday season with a big thank you in my heart.

Today I'm wrapping gifts. As I wrap each Christmas gift, I take a moment to picture the recipient in my mind's eye and thank them silently for their contribution to my life. Thank you... thank you... thank you. Magical words. The thank you's in my mind create a feeling of blessing and a sense of abundance in my life. Wrapping gifts becomes a gift I can give myself. A simple way to find more joy this Christmas and feel it in my heart. Oh, joy!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Season of Love


'Tis the season of Love. Let YOUR radiance shine for all.' ~ Louise L. Hay

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Full Moon Meditation


Yesterday was the Southern hemisphere's summer solstice ~ December 21st. This year the solstice is accompanied by a full moon and lunar eclipse! This is a time when full moon meditations and the art of manifestation become more powerful vibrations in the Universe. The full moon stirs up our emotions bringing unresolved issues to the surface. It’s the perfect time to take note of what’s coming up and ask the Universe for guidance and resolution. The combined energy of the full moon, solstice and lunar eclipse bring about a powerful time of healing. We can set the stage for our next steps, clear our slates and clarify our intentions before moving forward. Now is the time to focus on creating loving relationships with myself and others. Forgiving myself and others. A time for focusing my energy on welcoming a loving relationship with a open heart and creating love, peace and joy in my life by asking the Universe to provide me with unconditional love, validation and support.

Last night I did something special to honour this day and myself ~ a late moon meditation outside in my garden to set my intentions for the new year, to express gratitude and turn any constrictions over to the Universe to resolve ~ followed by a nice, hot cup of Earl Grey tea, my cat frolicking in the dark nearby and a long conversation with the Moon Goddess.

Marking this day with a sacred, private ceremony of celebration and healing feels so right. This is a time for completion and for new beginnings. The next chapter of my healing journey. I am resolving my past and preparing myself for a beautiful future ~ magical, moonlit and whole!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wellness is your Choice


'When you refuse to live in low energy and you work moment to moment to introduce thoughts that support your intention, you've effectively decided that wellness is your choice and that being a healer is a part of that decision. At this time, wheels of creation are set in motion and what you've imagined and created in your mind begins to take form in your everyday life.' ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Physical wellness is accentuated by nourishing our bodies with Earth's bounty, it is a choice to eat well. But ~ true wellness of body, mind and spirit comes from a deeper place. Changing the very vibration of our lives changes EVERYTHING. The most profound choice of all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Martinis for One


'Relationships are all there is. Everything in the Universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.'
~ Margaret J. Wheatley


Every relationship I have in my life is a part of the beautiful dance of connection and Oneness that is the Universe. I am grateful for family, friends and acquaintances. For relationships that I have released with love, for those who have left me. For those who have re-entered my life, those I attracted to myself as my healing journey dawned. For new connections I am making everyday. This healing journey is primarily all about my relationship with myself, my most important relationship.

Our whole lives are relationships. With ourselves, with other precious souls, with Earth and her sentient Beings, with our perceived realities. At this junction, I can admit that going it alone is getting slightly old. The concept of isolation is an illusion. As is the concept of complete independence.

No more hypothetical martinis for one. I am opening my heart to new possibilities.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Releasing Criticism


'I release all criticism. I only give out that which I wish to receive in return. My love and acceptance of others is mirrored to me in every moment.' ~ Louise L. Hay

I release all criticism of myself and my own body. My love and acceptance of myself is reflected in the healing of my body.
I am a warrior of healing. Today the red river of the Goddess flows forth, I sing praise to the Goddess of Life. I rejoice in my womanhood. I release criticism, anxiety, negative energy and blood today. I forgive my body her irregularities, this seemingly random resetting of my body's menstrual cycle. I have waited a long dry spell for this day. Hallelujah!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Practicing Forgiveness


'You practice forgiveness for two reasons: to let others know that you no longer wish to be in a state of hostility with them and to free yourself from the self-defeating energy of resentment. Send love in some form to those you feel have wronged you and notice how much better you feel.'
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rainy Days


'Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.' ~ John Updike

'Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.' ~ Langston Hughes

It has been raining quite heavily for the last few days. Quite unseasonally chilly weather for December. I LOVE the rain. Proper rain. Deep, soaking rain. I see it as Nature's way of cleansing the Earth. This rain is a cleanse. A deep, deep cleanse for the Soul. Feels so right, so needed. I LOVE rainy days and the sense of freshness and renewal when the sunshine peaks through. Aah!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Language of Gratitude


'Remember that one who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.' ~ John Robbins

It's time to have a gratitude attack (as Mich says!) I've been moping around the last few days, feeling overwhelmed by work and life. Feeling very sorry for myself and frustrated at the effort it takes me these days to work effectively. It takes all my energy to stay sane during this process of balancing creative work and living life. To achieve SOME sort of balance, do well professionally AND look after myself while I'm doing it. I have to go on lock-down in order to force some creativity out of myself. No leaving the house, no errands, no gym, no phone calls, no e-mails, no chores - nothing except WORK. (Okay, some chores, who am I kidding?) Makes for a miserable, panicky, desperate mood. Oh, the misery! This pattern has to change.

I've been feeling like I need some grounding. A Tibetan sound therapy session I had last Friday afternoon revealed the same feedback - I must ground myself, I'm too scattered, too stressed, my focus too far in the future. (The work of deadlines!)

I need to give myself some space, take a breather, do some happy stuff... Get festive - go Christmas shopping, bake something, wrap gifts, listen to jazzy Christmas music. Not sweating away, not WORK! Then it struck me yesterday, mid-mild freak-out... this work is a gift, a Christmas gift to me. This work IS happy stuff. I have been asked for (and well paid for!) my creative expertise. This is a gift. I will pay all my bills for the next two months on this gift, usually an alarmingly quiet time of the year. Thank you client, for this last life-saving work opportunity of the year! Sprinklings of the language of gratitude go such a long way. Let me not forget for an instant how to speak it. I'm already happier today!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who's Pain is it Anyway?


'Any negative attitude on the part of others towards you is their pain, not yours.' ~ Guy Finley

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Always a Choice


'There is always a choice of love or fear. If we choose fear and the alienating behaviour that goes with it, we suffer. It is up to us. The future is ours. If we choose love and the opportunities it offers us, we will be able to heal ourselves and the whole planet.' ~ Louise L. Hay

The time for choosing fear and suffering, for alienating myself and choosing 'the blues' is over for me. I see so many other colours in my future, just waiting for me to choose them. Brights. I choose love, opportunities and healing. It's always a choice.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fertile Quietude


'The true source of Abundance is the silent mind, for within its fertile quietude rests all potential, all power and all promise.' ~ Guy Finley

An insular time of quiet reflection and rest over the weekend. Just what I needed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Probems are Projections


'I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.'
~ Louise L. Hay

'You cannot solve a problem with a mind that created it. First you must change the mind.'
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

'There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.' ~ Richard Bach

Problems are projections. Let's look for the gifts they bring us, our reasons for bringing them into our lives in the first place, learn from them, then learn to rise above them.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Heaven on Earth


'Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.'
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Friday, December 10, 2010

Women Who Light up the World


'To keep a lamp burning, we must keep putting oil in it' ~ Mother Teresa

'Women Who Light up the World'

'We are women who light up the world - with our beauty, our creativity, our intelligence. Our eyes sparkle as we talk and laugh among ourselves. Our smiles radiate warmth and comfort to those who love us. Our faces beam happily when we're engaged in fulfilling work. We shine, we illuminate, we enlighten. We glow softly when contented - and burn brightly when passionate. But who's the keeper of the flame? Who will fill our lamps? We must do it for ourselves, dear sisters - we must fill our own lamps first, not last. We must commit to our own well-being and self-care, lest our flames flicker out. So take some time, sweet sisters, to rest, recoup, relax and regroup. Take time to fill your lamp. The world needs your flame - but first, YOU need your oil. The new 'Golden Rule' for women is... 'We must do unto OURSELVES as we do unto others.'

Excerpt from 'Oil for your Lamp' by Lisa Hammond and BJ Gallagher

Being conscious of my need for balance during this busy time of added pressure, adds pressure! I'm aware of my need to carve out space for myself, for my own well-being and self-nurturance. I am making sure I do this for myself but it comes at a price. My instinct is still to complete everything for everyone first, before I give myself even a breath, lest I disappoint anyone. I'm working on this every hour, every minute of every day. Let me learn to serve myself first, HEAL myself first, then, if energy permitting, I will lovingly serve others. I will shine brighter that way.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Miracles About Us


'Miracles seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.' ~ Willa Cather

Today I will redeem a voucher for my first ever life coaching session. I will open my mind, open my heart and go for it. I thought I would at least give it a try, see how it could fit into my healing plan, a modality to add into the mix. Life coaching to me is assistance in
focusing my attention and fine-tuning my intentions, planning manageable actions in support of these, ultimately coaching me towards my greater goals, my dreams, the vision I have for this life. I believe I already have all the inner wisdom and tools I will ever need to continue the dramatic 360° transformations I am committed to making. I own my life, my choices, my changes, my limitations. This exercise may help make me more aware of the Power I have always had, remind me to notice my miracles and in the process - (hopefully) - get some clarity and direction on my next steps. Illuminate the way forward.

Hmm, a full feeling! I will take some time to digest.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Value in Receiving


'There are stages in life when giving to people is the best way we can serve. And there is also value in receiving. Sometimes letting other people serve us can be as profoundly valuable, nurturing and connecting as giving to others. The law of giving and receiving reminds us to be conscious of the flow of love and Life. When our intention is to expand happiness, every action of either giving or receiving will be Life supporting.' ~ Dr. David Simon

'Honour your worthiness to receive. This principle affirms that you are worthy of all that you have attracted into your life.' ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I LOVE this! It is as honourable and beautiful to receive graciously, with an open heart, as it is to give. Both are equally a precious part of the endless exchange of love and Life. I work everyday on my worthiness to receive. (This work is helping me see my quoting process differently!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Transform Your Mind


'As you transform your mind through the practice of meditation, you will transform your surroundings. Others will see the benefits of your practice of tolerance and love and they in turn will work at bringing these practices into their own lives.' ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Monday, December 6, 2010

Body Consciousness


'Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own. We are all sculptors and painters and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.'
~ Henry David Thoreau

'Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.' ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

My spiritual practice teaches that we are not our bodies - that this outer flesh casing is merely a vehicle for us to function in the world of form. My physical body doesn't define me anymore but I can use my connection with my body to live deeper in each moment, to enrich my life experience. My body is a pathway for me to go deeper, to find a way to my Source - to unbounded Consciousness, Oneness, to everything and nothing - the deepest me.

As I deepen my body/mind connection, I'm getting in touch with my body, practicing body consciousness. I'm listening to it, staying present with it. I still my mind and body through restful awareness and meditation. Keep my system balanced, watch for signs of imbalance, then ground it. I nourish it with wholesome, natural foods. My body is healing and I celebrate this. I am in love with my body. THIS body, not my past or future bodies, this body. At this size, in the shape it's in, because it's my journey, because it's my temple, because it's mine. I admire it, touch it, luxuriate it, love it, accept it, live in it happily, embrace it, marvel at it, feed it, celebrate it, indulge it, move it ~ like a precious baby - I clean it, I feed it, I rest it, I love it: I C~A~R~E for my body.

I see my body differently now, I feel differently about it. I am so grateful for the positive physical effects that surrendering to Life and fully embracing my authentic Self has had on my body. I now reflect my purest essence in each moment with grace and ease in the world of form. As I heal, I am returning to wholeness.

This body has given me so much. I am alive because this body works. Thank you, body! For daily miracles and for responding so beautifully to my inner transformation.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Am Abundance


'My income is constantly increasing ~ Abundance is mine ~ I deserve all the good in my life and that includes prosperity ~ I am a money magnet and prosperity of all kinds is drawn to me ~ I know that Life is abundant and I accept abundance in my life now ~ My good comes from everywhere and everyone ~ Money flows to me from expected and unexpected sources ~ New opportunities to increase my income open up for me now ~ I am Abundance.' ~ Affirmations by Louise L. Hay

Flow to me ~ my abundance of changes, opportunities, health, forgiveness, grace, love, goodness and income. I welcome you.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Greatest Gifts


'I share my good with others. Kindness, love and appreciation are the greatest gifts I can give. I've learned so much this year, and I'll have this knowledge for the rest of my life. I am deeply grateful and know that all is well in my world.' ~ Louise L. Hay

Friday, December 3, 2010

Breathe Life In


If you keep breathing in love and keep breathing out anxiety, it will not be long before PEACE is predominant within you. Breathe life in.

Thank you for this gift, my Mich. x

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lift You Up and Guide You


'In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for the One Above did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell man that he showed Himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars, the sun and the moon, man shall learn.'
~ Native American teaching.

Yesterday evening I had an amazingly deep group meditation experience that invited our Sacred
Shamanic companion animals to bring us messages of healing. Animal spirit guides are strange and wonderful Shamanic gifts. Our animal totem or power animal is an energy sent to us to offer us their strength, guidance and protection.

Once we were deeply relaxed and journeyed quite far into our guided meditation, we were led through a specific natural environment of our creation - for me a wind-swept mountain top with sun-baked red rocks and wild grasses, when we came upon a cave. Upon venturing inside the cavernous dark and damp, we come across a clearing deep within the cave with a carved wooden seat especially for us. We sit down. The cave becomes misty until we can't see in front of ourselves. A strange white mist swirls before us, then suddenly disappears to reveal our Sacred companion animal, in whatever form our sub-conscious mind gives this Being. I preempted a cat because I identify so closely and am obsessed with these perfect sentient Beings. Not a cat, but a striped fox appeared before me, very animated and detailed. I asked it why it had appeared to me. My fox said: 'Protection.' I asked it what energy it was bringing to my healing process. It said: 'Love energy to lift you up and guide you.'

Power animals are deeply symbolic and the significance of their appearance to us and our awareness of them at different times in our lives is unique to each of us.
Animal totem meanings help to explain the reason a particular companion animal has spoken to us. My fox represents patience - the ability to wait for the right moment to act. (Hello!) And cleverness. To change with subtlety. Discretion in all things. A fox power animal is of particular service to us when too much logical thought and reasoning has led to a sense of stagnation in life. (Hello again!) Or when there is a need for creative inspiration or magical transformation. I can benefit from the powers of observation of the fox and become more alert, heighten my sense of awareness, become more deeply involved in life and fully awake, all the while accessing my profound instinctive inner guidance.

I've always been intrigued and drawn to the concept of spiritual animal guides and am so grateful that I have had an opportunity to explore this aspect of my emerging spirituality. I would like to learn more.

My angel card I selected post-meditation was: 'FAITH ~ Have faith - faith grows when you act without knowing the end result.' So, so very key for me right now. Letting go of situations and expectations once some clear intention has been sent out to the Universe and some definitive action has been completed. Letting the Universe take care of the details. Having faith.

A beautiful and rewarding hour. Thank you to everyone for bringing their own magic to our Sacred healing energy circle.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Relationships


'Today, I open my consciousness to accepting a new relationship.'
~ Louise L. Hay

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where You Are


'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.'
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Truer words never spoken ~ all we can do is live now, in this moment. Be exactly WHO we are, exactly WHERE we are in our lives right now, making the best of WHAT we have and knowing that not only is it enough, it's a wonderful blessing.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Corsages and Compliments


Some deeply moving, amazing compliments from dear friends lately, so descriptive of my inner transformation on my journey of healing - that I can hear these compliments, that I can gracefully accept them, that I can agree.

'I am light and lovely. I am deep and rare and real. I am worthy of happiness and love. I am creative and beautiful. I am valuable.'

I am embracing all my complexities, my foibles, my shortcomings, the things I know, the things I'm still learning , the things I don't yet know. All of it, every cell, every emotion, every colour and shade, every facet, every detail of my Being. All of ME.

Thank you Luz and Karin G, for giving these gifts so freely. I wear them over my heart like a floral corsage. Your beautiful souls resonate with mine for eternity.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Grateful, Grateful


'Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.'
~ Lionel Hampton


'I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodies you get. When I say ‘goodies,’ I don’t mean only material things. I mean all the people, places, and experiences that make life so wonderfully worth living.' ~ Louise L. Hay


I am grateful for the angels in my life and for the angels on their way into my life, for this feeling of my heart opening. I am grateful for my ability to care for and nurture myself, to feed my body, to feed my soul. I am grateful for my tenacity to see things through and for the emergence of a new patience and a new ability to forgive myself when I delay my progress in some areas. I am grateful for my improved health and well-being and my unshakable belief in this journey - this seeking, this breaking open, these realisations, for making peace with my darkness, for evolution of mind, body and soul, for agony and elation, for transformation at every level. I am grateful for this newness and strangeness and for acceptance. For perspiration and heartbeats and the crunch of fresh sprouts on my salad today. For red nail enamel and sweet papaya and fragrant earl grey tea. For thunder storms and birdsong. For Indian incense and 70% cocoa dark chocolate. For my whole life, exactly where I am. For everything. Grateful, grateful.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Was You


'By day I praised You and never knew it. By night I stayed with You and never knew it. I always thought I was me, but no, I was You.' ~ Rumi

Friday, November 26, 2010

Empowerment


'Right at this very moment, we can dig down deep and bring to this present moment strength, willingness and empowerment. The strength to move beyond our comfort zone, the willingness to give ourselves permission to grow and the empowerment to transform the world as we transform ourselves. We are brimming with pure potentiality, infinite possibilities and therefore are able to move beyond whatever challenge - road block, speed bump or hurdle we see before us. Feel empowered. You already are.' ~ Empowerment meditation by Davidji

Today I am feeling empowered and recognise that the power to overcome any obstacle has always been within me. I was always infinitely empowered. Today I am committed to moving on.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On Purpose


'When you make the decision to become a Being of sharing, and practice keeping your thoughts harmonised with Spirit energy on a daily basis, your purpose will not only find you - it will chase after you wherever you go.' ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

It feels as though as soon as I committed to making a decision and unblocked myself, so many moments of pure synchronicity flowed to me yesterday. The Universe answering my call for guidance, chasing after me with confirmations, answers to prayers and gifts. Flowing WITH Life makes everything work. All is in sync.

This alignment with All That Is was further emphasised through a deeply moving and reassuring group meditation last evening where we explored our values and belief systems and how the limiting beliefs we have adopted at our core can stop us from progressing with affirmation work.

I went deeper that ever before, the feeling of falling, of being lightly touched on my left knee, prickly goose bumps on the crown of my head. I was on the cusp several times of something almost... almost revealing itself - something beautiful, angelic and so sweet, so pure, so peaceful. I want to go back there! Is that where I came from?

After our tree meditation and a chakra balancing tunnel, Lisa's guided meditation took us through cobbled streets at night, down a staircase, into an old, familiar, dank basement room, lit only with candles. A bit like 'down the rabbit-hole'. A table, chair and ancient tome ~ a book of Life, of many lives and a quill. We were to open the book and read our existing limiting beliefs, sit with those for a while. I read: 'Unworthy. Not worthy. Permission.' Then we were to tear the page out of the book, shred and burn it. We got to make a fresh start and rewrite our core beliefs, write new truths into our book, on a new page, spontaneous messages from Spirit revealing themselves. New beliefs. I wrote: 'You have magic in you. Grow. Child of mine.' Something my Mom used to say, perhaps a message from her, perhaps me reassuring my inner child, perhaps a deeply held desire to love a child of my own in this life or in past or future lives. Is this my purpose here? Universe, send me a sign.

The angel card I drew was: 'RETREAT ~ Take a mini-retreat. Listen to the voice of your Soul.' A call to take the time to renew my Being after all the immense changes that took place within and without this week
and to dwell in a space of gratitude for all this growth, all these gifts.

Yesterday's decisiveness, making it through waves of nauseating anxiety, having several synchronistic surprises culminating on the same day and this beautiful, enriching meditative experience last evening. This all feels very meant to be.
I am feeling more and more harmonised with Spirit energy and more on purpose. A wonderful feeling.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brave Leaps


'I choose to live my life the way that makes ME happy. I choose to be in touch with my own needs and desires, I release the need to please others and know that I have a right to all my feelings and emotions. I am free.' ~ Louise L. Hay

I don't ever need to apologise for my decisions, I own my decisions. As I choose and own my emotions. My needs and desires matter, my feelings are valid. I matter. I stand in my truth. I am strong enough to make all the changes I need to make, to bring order, peace, calm and resolution to my inner and outer chaos. I am listening to my intuition and flowing with Life. This morning, a daybreak meditation and the lighting of a candle to shed light on my Being and bring peace. I have made some small steps in a new direction. Today I am making leaps to resolve this situation. Brave leaps.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Unfolding


Truth and love from a close friend yesterday: 'The right plan is unfolding for you. Believe it. Trust it. Now flow with it.'

I am certain that wonderful things are unfolding for me, the plan that's right for me. Touching base with you always grounds me, my darling Mich. At the lowest of my lows, at my most anxious and vulnerable, you lift me up, reassure me, are gentle with me, are tough on me, tell me you love me. Will you ever know how much I value you? You are a gift to me.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Accepting Change


'Today I will be open to the process of change. I will trust my Higher Power and believe that the place where I’ll be dropped off is better than the place where I was picked up. I know that change is necessary to take me wherever I need to go.' ~ Affirmations by Melody Beattie

'I am safe; it's only change.' ~ Louise L. Hay

I am in the process of learning to accept change. Life seems to flow much easier when I make peace with my inner Self. It's important for me to know that I can make changes without seeing myself as wrong. For too long I have felt I had to be wrong in order to make a change, that it was essential to make changes happen. It isn't. It just makes changing that much more difficult. When I come from loving acceptance, then the positive changes I desire come to me so much easier. These changes are improvements. My decision to improve my financial situation is the evolution of yet another facet of my Being. There are no mistakes, I am learning about Life. I am changing.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Book is a Gift


'A book is a gift you can open again and again. ~ Garrison Keillor

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Change your Expectations


'Change your expectations for yourself: Expect the best, expect Divine guidance, expect your fortunes to change, expect a miracle.'
~ Dr. Wayne. W. Dyer

Friday, November 19, 2010

Understanding


'There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when they feel that we have sympathised with them, understood them. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living.' ~ Don Marquis

Thank you, dear Karin B ~ for spending time with me today, for your understanding and for shining your rational light on me. You help me see a new simplicity through the haze of my own self destructive and complexly layered anxieties. It will all be sorted! Oh yes, it will.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Circle of Love


'The wisdom I seek is within me. When I meditate, I connect with the deep inner unchanging part of myself. Here I am energy. I am light. I am the answer already arrived. I am eternal Beingness being here now.'
~ Louise L. Hay

A beautiful experience yesterday evening, being welcomed into a meditation circle. I am ready. A safe, warm, candlelit space, the tinkling sound of a water fountain and Lisa's gentle lulling voice guiding me deep within. A profound encounter with others and with myself.

The famous tree meditation. I felt heat, I saw colours, I felt the sensation of magnetism and vibration at my third eye chakra. I saw in incredible detail, a lush, wild fern forest, smelled the wet earth, heard the bubbling stream and very clearly heard the words: 'We love you'. I brought my current financial situation and the people involved into the quartz crystal pyramid of gold, silver and pink light, into the sacred healing space of forgiveness and sensed a clearing up, a setting to rights, I felt a shift. My truth was revealed as: 'You are worth more than this'. A deeply reassuring feeling washing through every facet of my Being. So healing, so freeing.

At the end of the meditation, an angel card I selected read: Chantall ~ 'New romance is imminent. Be open to giving and receiving love'. THAT made me smile!

This circle of love helped me calm my current anxieties and reaffirmed my growth on this journey. Thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ironing Things Out


'Today I will ask the Universe to help me let go of my need to be afraid. I welcome peace, trust, acceptance and safety into my life. I will make a point of listening to my healthy, rational fears and relinquish all the others.' ~ Affirmations by Melody Beattie

I am taking one gentle step at a time to clarify and clean up some of my professional financial records which have been neglected by someone who has carelessly not followed through. I put too much faith in them, I didn't face the truth for some time. Somehow I gave up on chasing them and continuously getting no response, my healing became my priority. I haven't felt strong enough to handle this change I KNOW I need to make. This aspect of my life inspires such deep fear and constriction within me. I avoid this panicky ache in my solar plexus, the feeling that I can't breathe.

Now I see that this is a reflection of the state of my Being, an aspect of myself that I need to heal. Now I am looking for a new perspective, a clean slate. I will enlist the help of someone new to iron things out, check things, re-balance everything. A new beginning. I am trusting my instincts. I have the ability to make these changes, I am strong enough to do this. I am committed to going at my own pace. I am exactly where I am meant to be with this situation and with my whole Life journey

This will all be sorted out in time - all is as it should be.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stay in Peace


'Take no offence. That which offends you only weakens you. Being offended creates the same destructive energy that offended you in the first place - so transcend your ego and stay in peace.' ~ Dr. Wayne.W. Dyer

Monday, November 15, 2010

Making the Most


'Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.' ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Treat Ourselves with Tenderness


'Self-love seems so often unrequited.' ~ Anthony Powell

'This seemingly Sisyphean task of weight loss could be your best opportunity to learn how to be your own savior. Now is the time to be kind to yourself when you fail and congratulate yourself when you do the right thing, before you're as thin as you want to be.

Because it's not going to magically happen when you hit a certain number on the scale. I know this because not one student - not one - has ever, in 30 years, told me that she was kinder to herself when she lost weight. But every single student has told me the opposite: that when she gives herself what she wants most - treating herself with tenderness - no matter what she weighs, she already has what thin will give to her.'
~ Geneen Roth

Saturday, November 13, 2010

You Heal Me


'Today, I take a moment to count my blessings.' ~ Louise L. Hay

I was so saddened after hearing of the brutal passing of my sister's boyfriend's poor dogs this week, I respond by taking the shock and pain to my little angel cat. This is a safe place to cry. Tears flow freely, I feel such a torrent of love for her and I let it flow. I said a prayer for those two little souls and did a series of gratitude meditations with my girl. We send out loving, healing energy together. Let it in some way counteract the unconscious disregard for Life that exists in our world.

My perfect princess Pistachio ~ you are beyond feline, you are a precious gift I hold so close to my heart, my miracle. I am filled with gratitude that your soul chose mine. You heal me.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Soil to the Soul


To quote my friend Mich ~ 'When I eat something, when I put something into me, I ask myself: Is this good for me? Is it going to make me feel better? Is this going to heal me? Am I adding goodness to my body?'

Eating consciously, eating well, as organic and raw as possible. Nurturing myself with nutrients. Making sure to listen to what my body needs. Feeling cleaner and brighter. From the soil to the soul.

Thank you, Lisa! For sharing your feast of delicious, green goodness and the pleasure of making your acquaintance today.