"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
I just returned from a one week vacation in Varadero, Cuba and feel rejuvenated in body, mind and spirit. A wonderful adventure of inner and outer explorations. I must remember to slow down and relax more often. The body and mind speaks to us and is all wise but we must slow down to listen (note to myself).... Life is all about changes and transformation and I always look forward to what the Universe has planned for me next :).
Wishing you all a sunny month filled with much laughter, playfulness and JOY. Your inner child wants to be free, to be the shining star that it came here to be. Remember to slow down to listen to what your body and soul needs. 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 !! Believe in the power of your thought, the goodness of the universe, the worthiness of your being, the power of who you are, that all things are possible, and that you are the creator of your own reality.
AFFIRMATION FOR THIS MONTH
I CHOOSE TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN MY LIFE – I AM BEAUTY-FULL ~ I AM LOVE ~ I AM JOY ~ I AM MAGNIFICENT !!
The Angel of JUNE ~ helps us flourish and grow strong. June's angel teaches us to sustain our enthusiasm for the new projects and directions we started in the spring. In this glorious time of sunshine and growth, we learn to seek out the warmth of friendships and family ties, to help nurture the seeds we planted and become all that we were meant to be. The angel of June urges us to be steadfast in our intentions, to renew our dedication, and to stay on course.
JUNE 21ST IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
A time for Inner Reflection and Positive Growth
The Summer Equinox calls us to mature in openness and love. In every sense, this celestial event reveals the fullness of life -- the richness of our worldly blessings. As we experience the warm, full power of the solstice sun, we are reminded that each day is an unfolding of beauty and a renaissance of infinite possibilities. We are summoned to remember that the fruits of now contain the seeds of tomorrow seeking to emerge from the old, and that we are meant to celebrate and appreciate life in all of its fullness.
Summer Solstice is said to be the longest day of the year and the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is when the dark slowly begins to transform the cycle of light and dark. In ceremony we come together the Eternal Flame of the Sun and the illumination of the Moon as we connect the rhythms and cycles of our journey with our daily life.
As the wheel shifts from the birth into our active growth period we now stand ready to nurture our harvest. We watch the fruits of our labors mature, we reflect as we wait to gather our knowledge. It is a time when we are actively learning to live in our Sacred ways. The Sun and the Earth are aligned. They are aligned and thus for most it is a celebration. The work of birthing and nurturing are done and now one dances to celebrate the blessing of light and dark becoming equal once more. It is a time to celebrate our own balancing and offer prayers to heal, to balance, and to align. As we seek unity, we have the knowledge to grow into the maturity of the harvest – the web of life of being.
It is here that we return to love and nurture the self, allowing our emotions to heal in order to restore our connection to the Great Spirit so that we can become the wise ones. The right relations with self and with the community that can allow us to rediscover the joy in new knowledge. The right relation with self that releases the fears and false values that self-sabotage our own selves causing us to be in conflict with our own heart.
A Summer Solstice Prayer
Great Spirit, Creator of All, we come to celebrate with our hearts, with our souls as we experience and inhale deeply this alignment of the Eternal Flame of Above with the souls of all.
We pray that as our Mother Earth aligns with Father Sun that our collective shift to change our worlds fill with the Eternal Flame of Love to grant us the gift of wisdom as we await the harvest of our working days.
Great Spirits of Skies we pray that healing happens within each of us. A deep healing that releases and purifies the soul from limitations, lack, and old belief systems that no longer serve our higher good.
We pray that we may easily and effortlessly let go of pain and separation, that the Eternal Flames transform these old beliefs, allowing us as to become a beautiful Phoenix rising up from the ashes to lead the world in the change.
Almighty we pray that you bless us with courage to become fearlessly empowered with your inspiration and passion that we may soar through all spiritual challenges between the worlds as your Spirit Warriors.
We pray that you become our bridge of Light to our Divinity giving us the faith and strength to walk as Empowered Souls with Truth, Passion, and Eternal Love.
Spirit of the Skies Above, we are filled with gratitude and overflowing love for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us. For the moments you carried us when we could not walk ourselves, for the moments you radiated love gifting us overflowing joys, and for the moments that you transformed our tears into laughter.
We thank you for the beautiful canvas painted across our skies this day and for each one you paint every sunrise and sunset.
It is within this gratitude, it is within this Eternal love that we ask these things as we dance in celebration and alight our fires this day. Aho!
In gratefulness we lift our eyes With loving thoughts in our heart We give thanks for all things good For blessings the Creator imparts. Let our hearts be ever glad For beauty that abounds And gives a taste of heaven's glory
When summer comes around.
SHINE YOUR LIGHT!
As an authentic power of Spirit I declare the Truth of my universal experience - -
I AM the increase of God in this place
I recognize and know that I AM a being of light with dominion over all things.
The earth, the sun, moon and stars are my manifestations.
Their profound mysteries and mind-boggling perfection only hint at the power and divinity I can summon and direct every waking moment of my life!
Surrounded by friends and laughter, wealth and abundance, peace and harmony
I exist as an amazing, eternal, blessed beyond measure, human life.
How wonderful to be this representation of Spirit!
The flowers that surround us at this time of year are one of nature's most welcome gifts. The bright colors, the sweet fragrances, the delicate petal softness, the sound of the industrious bee, the taste of honey - flowers appeal to all our senses. While it is true that the colors and fragrances of flowers evolved in order to assist us with fertilization and thus reproduction of the species, flowers seem to hold more beauty than is strictly necessary. There is much in nature that seems simply beautiful for its own sake; there is a kind of surplus beauty that the planet offers to us. Accepting and celebrating this beauty and accepting and celebrating our own inner beauty is one of our most cherished duties as children of the Universe.
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.
MAY THE BEAUTY OF LOVE BLOOM ETERNALLY IN YOUR HEART
The Awakened Heart
The rhythm of your life is expressed through the connection you have with the calling of your heart. The art of creating the life you desire begins with listening to the masterpiece of magnificence that resides in your heart. THE AWAKENED HEART is one that dreams big and bold free from any thoughts of lack and limitation. You are given permission to express the desires that are seeking to emerge from your soul. To capture that which is the DNA of your beingness will always look like an opportunity of possibility when you think in the most positive of ways. This will guide you towards the actions you need to take to manifest those dreams you now see as becoming your reality. It is therefore so important to listen to the voice of your heat as you make the choices and take the actions needed that will bring you closer to the success you are seeking. It is in the listening that the answers will come.
The universe wants to give you everything you set an intention to have and only knows that when your determination is strong and your vision is clear. This is the signal that you send to the universe that you are ready to receive all the fruits and gifts of possibility that are ready to effortlessly come into your life. When you are ready to receive all you need to accomplish anything you set out to do then the floodgates of creativity open up and the dynamic ideas that are always flowing will organize themselves in perfect divine order. Your life will begin to look like everything you imagined it could with ease and grace. THE AWAKENED HEART holds the key to the freedom to be anything you want to be. You have the power right where you are to create the life you desire and there is nothing that can stop you except YOU. Be your biggest supporter and let go of anything that gets in the way of releasing the brilliance that you are.
"In every moment of everyday there is a voice that always says be strong be bold and most of all be YOU...Listen to it. It holds the answers to having a magnificent life."
I AM creating magnificence in all I do I see my vision with perfect clarity I open my heart to the calling of my soul I reveal my true essence for all to see The divine expression that is me Today I walk in the positive possibility of infinite opportunity I get to be
How would our lives change if we took time each day…. to notice and comment upon the beauty of nature that we witness?… If we spoke to our friends and family of good memories and our goals for the future… if we took the time each day to smile at strangers and compliment the people in our life… if we took the time to appreciate each other and spread loving words and kindness…if we took the time to forgive ourselves and others ~ to not harbor on the injustices of the past but to move forward with hope, faith and love… If we took the time to be grateful for all the blessings in our life and not complain about the things we do not have. Try this for one day, and you will see your life start changing for the better. One day you will wake up and say “I love my life, I am in my power, my bliss, my loving-heart, I AM THAT I AM – I AM ONE WITH ALL - I AM LOVE – I AM JOY – I AM PEACE. Ahhhhhhhhhh, what a wonderful place to be J May you re-member to play and talk with your angels. They are always there to guide you and light your path. May your journey into your I AM PRESENCE be gentle and sweet.
LET YOUR MIND BE A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
Let the day dawn in JOY. Bring only beauty into your heart. Let the thoughts of the past be gentle. Let the thoughts of the future be bright. Allow your mind to become a garden of delights, where only the beautiful and bright, the joyous and wondrous, are allowed in to play.
Each thought opens like a tender blossom, full of joy and brightened by the sun peeking from between the clouds. A gentle shower or two of love and faith will gladden your heart even more.
A thought can be like a bird as well, starting out with a song and then winging its way to the heights. Make peace with your mind. Take advantage of its soaring wonder, the way it can take you into new territory through talent and creativity. Take advantage of the way it likes to catch the wind blowing through life. But also teach it to sit in the tree and contemplate quietly. Teach it to sing a bright and lovely song. Train it to come and sit on your hand and be one with you in peace and quiet, adding its spark to your enterprises, but not its bite.
And your mind can be like a furry little bee, flitting from flower to flower, pollinating this idea with that and allowing the garden of love to bloom in wondrous colors. Teach it to create the sweet honey of life and pollinate the world with beautiful ideas. Teach it not to sting.
Make peace with your mind during times alone and silent. Teach it to settle down in ease and comfort. Teach it how to inhabit now, this moment and this moment only, bathed in joy and quiet, love and peace, entering into the still of this moment like a cat on silent paws. Then let it just curl up and purr gently, happy and at peace with life as it is, just as it is, right now.
Here is a prayer for today
My mind is at peace, calm and quiet. My heart is full and loving, at peace in the oneness of being, still in the fullness of love, at harmony with my mind.
My mind and my heart know the same songs and sing them together, lifting me to ever greater heights of joy. We laugh together, we love together, we are ever at peace and in the warm embrace of love.
I am peace. I am the power of silence. I am love. I am.
Seed Your Positivity
Just like cultivating a garden with a rich array of exquisite flowers, you can engage in activities that continually seed your inner garden with a wide range of positivity states--from optimism to sheer joy. For example, physical exercise is an excellent way of growing a heightened sense of vitality and contentment in your life. When you swim, jog or play tennis you not only keep your body healthy, but also stimulate your brain's reward center, enlivening your sense of pleasure. When you immerse yourself in the expressive arts--poetry, dance, music--you not only boost your feel-good hormones, but often lose yourself in the moment and open to the experience of 'flow' (more on this later). Humor and playfulness also play an important role in bringing joy and happiness to fruition. By seeding your positivity, you'll feel more awake, more alive, and more enthusiastic. However, if you ignore your joyful nature, hurtful feelings and negative thoughts--like weeds in a neglected garden--can quickly choke-off your capacity to feel lighthearted, joyful, and exuberant
"Messages sometimes arrive on our doorstep when least expected. We can ignore them, dispute them or listen to them. Life is a series of choices. Our job is to make the right choices at the right time.
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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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