"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."
Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul
MAY is the month of new beginnings and blooming. The trees will soon be lush with beautiful green leaves. Flowers of all colors, shapes, aromas and beauty are starting to bud. We are all like flowers… blooming into beautiful beings. Like flowers need rain and nurturing to bloom, remember to nurture yourself. What did you do today to nurture yourself and what will you do tomorrow? Take time for yourself – meditate ~ laugh ~ play ~ spend time with positive friends ~ learn new things, enjoy the outdoors and nature, nurture your body with healthy foods ~ whatever you do, do it with love and gratitude and you will certainly attract more of these good vibrations J Your inner child want to be free, to be the shining star that it came here to be. Put your energy on what you are grate-ful for in your life, and you will find more things coming into your life to be thankful for !! You are blessed J
May 8th is Mother’s Day. May you celebrate this special day with love, kindness and appreciation for your Mother. Also, remember Mother Earth (Gaia) who everyday lovingly nurtures us with the richness of the land. She gives us everything to sustain us – so it is up to us to take care of her and to be thankful for having the opportunity to be part of this very special Planet.
I trust that the words on these pages plant beautiful seeds within you and that you all grow into the beautiful shining stars that YOU ARE. DARE to BE your authentic self, trusting in magic, following your heart, dreaming BIG, and having fun. Remember, there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. Each day is a brand new day for you to CREATE exactly what you want, so CREATE a magical 2016 filled with love, joy, peace, abundance, success, simplicity, clarity, beauty and acceptance.
In memory of my beloved “Mom” who left this earth on January 11th, 2011. You are forever in my heart.
Thank you for being YOU and part of my life,
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
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See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls. – Mother Teresa
The Angel of May - brings the blush and promise of spring. May's angel rejoices with us as we take heart at the sight of trees and shrubs in bloom and relish our anticipation of the fruits to come. This angel of spring reminds us that this is a time of awakening the seed within ourselves. Perhaps we have a deep longing, an artistic talent never explored or a friendship never quite attempted. This angel of May will help us discover this potential, nurturing our spirits as we can dare to fulfill this hidden promise and bring forth the fruit of a life fully lived.
Love is, then so am I! Where Light is, then there is Love"
*** Be still and Know that I Am God ***
Be still and Know,
There is a longing deep inside to emerge as an improved version of yourself, like a butterfly from the cocoon, all shiny, new and free. This is a longing which you can fulfill. It is within your power to emerge from this cocoon of old habits, self-defeating actions, and patterns which seem to have ensnarled and encased you. It is well within your power. You have the power to be what you dream of being, because you are that person already. You are.
First, hold on to the butterfly image and begin to connect deeply to it, to the butterfly that is you. And now, deep within your center, within the very core of yourself, connect with this version of yourself, connect emotionally, deeply. Know this person as yourself. Know that you are already this person. Of course you are. It is you. And the cocoon will drop away as you begin to connect more and more closely with the butterfly.
What does she feel like? How does she act? How would she respond in a given situation? Begin to honor yourself enough to be this butterfly version of yourself. Clear away your fear and doubt and simply dress, eat, exercise, speak, think, and choose as she does.
For you are her. You are this butterfly. This longing is a longing to come home to yourself, to release the old ways of being which no longer serve, to free yourself from the fear and doubt, to flutter your wings in the sunshine of a vibrant life and take flight.
Here is a little Prayer for Today
Today, I am the very best version of myself.
Today, I emerge from the cocoon fresh and clean and new. I am a butterfly of great beauty. I know my beauty and own it completely.
I am free and able to fly. I am shiny and new and able to do all of the things I have always dreamt of doing.
I choose to be this very best version of myself. I choose to act and speak in this way. I make all of my decisions and choices from the center of this butterfly version of myself, knowing that I am this beautiful, this vibrant, this much a part of the world.
I love myself completely and embrace all that I am. I fly from flower to flower and drink in the nectar of life. I am beauty, joy and a deep peace. I am all that I wish to be, right now. I am.
"When we look into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds, there could be no rain, and there would be no flower. Without time, the flower could not bloom. In fact, the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has not independent, individual existence.... One thing is made up of all other things. One thing contains the whole cosmos.... A piece of bread contains sunshine.... Without a cloud, the wheat cannot grow. So when you eat the piece of bread, you eat the cloud, you eat the sunshine, you eat the minerals, time, space, everything."
Thich Nhat Hahn
The Life Cycle
Bud and Blossom and Beyond
It is through watching the cycles of nature that we more fully understand the cycles of our own lives.
Flowers and leaves both begin their lives as organisms so tiny we cannot see them with the naked eye. With time, they become visible, curled in upon themselves, colorful buds slowly softening and releasing. With the proper warmth and moisture, they unfold little by little, revealing with each degree of opening a new color, shape, or dimension. Sometimes buds open seemingly all at once, unfolding the full majesty of their potential, of what looks to the human eye like courage, openness, and generosity.
As days go by, the bloom slowly moves through more stages, revealing still more colors, shapes, and dimensions of its essence. It falls apart, strewing its petals on the ground, or it wilts, or it closes back in on itself. When we can appreciate the full beauty of each stage of the cycle of life, from bud to blossom to disintegration, we feel more at home with our own earthly process. We can be inspired not to hold back the fullness of what we have to offer, knowing that our time to give of ourselves in this way will come to pass. At the same time, we can honor others, and the little processes that go on within the larger process of living our lives.
Each stage we go through has its time of fulfillment and recession, as do all living things. Every moment of every stage has its own particular beauty, and we can appreciate that, even as most of us tend to love the spectacular moment of full blossoming most of all. When we feel the wisdom contained in the budding, blossoming, and dissolution of a simple flower, we begin to feel it everywhere, in each moment that comes and goes, in each sunrise and sunset, in every hello and goodbye, as the very essence of the pulsating ebb and flow of existence.
Radiate Your Beauty
Every flower has its own unique set of features that express its beauty. Some give-off a delicate scent. Others radiate a brilliant color. When you cultivate a joyful nature, 'character strengths' (such as sympathy, charity, and loving-kindness) naturally blossom within you, allowing you to express a rich bounty of unconditional love, joy, and happiness. People who radiate such beauty are often said to have "heart" because they make the world a more compassionate, peaceful and inspiring place to live. But then something even more extraordinary begins to happen. As you selflessly share your gifts with others, you are naturally filled with a special joy or elation--the kind that only comes with the profound recognition that, despite our differences, we all share a common bond. Jesus encouraged this blissful exchange with his proverb: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." And sympathetic joy is one of the four fundamental virtues taught by Buddha.
Our fragmented, fast-paced culture makes it difficult to develop and maintain authentic happiness. But if you use an enlightened approach to cultivate your joyful nature, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor by living a life full of optimism, joy and pleasure. By carefully tending to your inner garden and 'raising your ecstasy', you can also come to know the fullest expression of yourself as an ecstatic human being and freely experience the sweetness that life has to offer in the here-and-now.
I do not claim to have written the articles in this newsletter. They come from a wide variety of sources and submissions. It is information that resonates with me and it makes my heart joyful to share this information with you. Any infringement of said copyright is non-intentional and will be rectified upon notice and proof of ownership.
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Sacred Wellness Practitioner
Usui/HolyFire Reiki Master-Teacher, CRA RT 05-140
IET® Master - Instructor
Recognized Therapeutic Touch ™ Teacher
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