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"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

NEWSLETTER #149 - SEPTEMBER 2017

 

I challenge each and every one of us this month to be our authentic selves, to speak our truth, to shine our light, to spread loving-kindness to each other, to be thankful for all the blessings in our life, to be joy-ful in the moment and go with the flow trusting that we are where we are supposed to be and that new opportunities, new possibilities and miracles are coming our way !!!!   As the season changes and the leaves begin to fall, re-member that there is only one constant – and that is change.  Nothing remains the same.  So hold on to your seats and be ready for the ride into new possibilities !!! J

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.  May you bring into each new day lots of playfulness and laughter, love and peace, kindness and gentleness, new adventures and new beginnings.   Each day is a brand new day for you to CREATE exactly what you want.  "Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.  Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible."  May the angels always guide you and light your path.

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The Angel of SEPTEMBER - helps us prepare for the harvest at hand. As the summer draws to a close, September's angel reminds us to pause and gather fresh strength because the culmination of a project often demands one last surge of energy. The September angel brings us this boost, seeing us through to the fulfillment of our task. This late-summer angel also helps us recognize the fruits of our labors and share with others the bounty of what we have created in our lives. In September, we take delight in our good fortune, whether in a garden, a relationship, or a career, and we share our joy with all those whose support has made our harvest possible.

 

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AFFIRMATION FOR THIS MONTH

Today I choose to live with gratitude for the LOVE that fills my heart, The PEACE that rests within my spirit, and The voice of HOPE that says...All Things ARE Possible.

  

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SEPTEMBER 21ST – FALL EQUINOX


As the long summer days (northern hemisphere) are transformed into the shorter days of Fall and Winter, Nature slows down, shedding and releasing.  It is the time of the harvest, when we reap what was sown and planted in Spring, a harvesting of resources in preparation for the next season, and, with gratitude, a letting go of that which is no longer needed.

The equinox is also considered a time for reflection, considering what we have harvested in our lives and just how receptive we are to welcoming change.  Nature serves as a constant reminder that change is the way that more Life is expressed-a tree must release its leaves in order for the next cycle to begin-a yielding must occur for the new to emerge. Sometimes change appears as loss, breakdown of existing structures or illness and we become fearful or erroneously presume that something is wrong, not turning out the way we planned it. Shifting our perception of change from one of fear or loss of control to an avenue for expansion and transformation creates the space for Spirit to bring forth the greatest good imaginable.

 

Can you imagine how it could be if you always trusted Life? What if you happily released that which no longer served the highest vision of your life at the first moments notice shedding the outworn and the outgrown? As we are reminded that all things have their season, consider embracing change as a way of life, as an activity of your consciousness, a constant invitation to keep yourself open to the infinite, endless possibilities that beckon to you.

After all, Change is God's middle name –

 

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change your life and the world.

- Harriet Tubman

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Feel the Power of Intent working WITH Your HEART....Right HERE..... Right NOW....You are a Vibrating Frequency of nothing but LOVE & LIGHT...This is the Truth of YourSELF....This is the Truth of Your Life.....And it is from THIS Vibration where the Creation of Your life begins Moment to Moment which is only NOW.....Feel It NOW...... It Is Who YOU Are ♥ ~~

 

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Living the Authentic Life
by Laura Grace

You are meant to live an intimate and authentic life, a life that honors the depth of who you are, a life that nourishes your heart and expands your mind, a life that is unencumbered with what others think, a life that empowers you to be who you really are.

And yet, with the pressure we feel from others and life in general, the question may remain, "How can I live such a life?" "What steps can I take toward being just ‘me?’" In my own life, I have found the following practices to be invaluable and successful components in experiencing an authentic life:

Taking care of yourself

Nurturing your body, mind and spirit must be a priority in your life. Accept that you can only give to others to the extent you are giving to yourself. Putting yourself first is not "selfish," but "Self-full."

Dare to be yourself

Strip away the mask and let yourself just "be." Take time to have fun and allow yourself to find humor in being human. Know that your purpose for being born wasn’t to live life according to what society deems correct. Your purpose is to discover your true self and live from that awareness. If you resonate to the color violet, then be violet, not brown. I once read a quote from Rabindranath Tagore who wisely asked, "That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for its entrance?"

Give only from the heart

Doing anything out of obligation dishonors both you and the other person, and will only leave you feeling resentful. Do an "inner check" before you say "yes" to anyone. If resistance surfaces, do another inner check. If heaviness or resistance occurs again, trust what you feel and do not commit to something that is not in alignment with your heart.

Look inward for your fulfillment, not outward:

Within you resides a wellspring of creativity and love. Turn within to become aware of what is driving your needs. Is it because you are feeling unloved, scared or lonely? Practice giving what you want to receive. Extending love, from the heart, is the fastest way to fill any emptiness you may feel.

Appreciate yourself

Take time to appreciate how far you have come on your journey. Notice what you have worked through and your commitment to growth and healing. Doing so builds both an inner and outer abundance over time. It will help you to see the glass, or your life, half full rather than half empty.

Let go of guilt!

No one is harder on us than we are on ourselves. And many of us feel guilty for taking care of ourselves, setting healthy boundaries and saying, "No." Having been programmed to feel responsible for others, we often find it hard to recognize our own needs. Practice dropping any guilt you feel for honoring yourself. Guilt is limiting and crippling and does not serve you. Living an authentic life means being free from what others think. It requires giving yourself permission to live life according to what your heart and soul desires.

Become aware of your intentions

If your intention is to be real and congruent, then everything that is not authentically you will reveal itself so you can choose to release it. Spirit will illuminate anything in need of releasing when you set your intention to grow. Yet if your intention is split: pleasing others, wanting one of the Three P’s: Power/Prestige/Prosperity, etc., then you will experience the effects of your split-mind thinking and your life will never, ever, be completely fulfilling. Practice purifying your intention.

Ask, listen and follow

We need only ask and we will find that our relationships, finances, work, and relationship with our self begin to transform. How many times per day do you ask for help from Spirit? And, how often do you listen to it? And then, what about following what you hear? The amount of inner peace and happiness you experience in your life is directly proportionate to the amount of energy you expend on asking, listening and following the Voice within.

Be willing, right now, to ask for guidance in developing an authentic relationship with yourself. Ask for guidance in releasing beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that do not honor your true essence. Start with, "Who am I, really? For so long I’ve based my perception of myself on what others think that I’ve forgotten who I am. So, who am I, truly?" and, "What steps can I take to live an authentic life?" Finally, be willing to hear the gentle yet firm Voice, and trust what it says.

Such is the life of the authentic soul….


© Copyright 2003 Laura Grace. All Rights Reserved.

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Authenticity
 
Don't be concerned that your path is not like that of others.
It takes courage to be yourself and not to live
in reaction to the likes and dislikes of others.
 
Be courageous and follow your heart.
You need to walk your own unique path
in order to honor yourself and fulfill your spiritual purpose.
 
If your life direction makes other people uncomfortable,
then they do not have to share the journey with you.
 
Don't be disappointed, if this is the case.
When others choose to leave, it is usually because
they must move in a different direction to honor themselves.

Paul Ferrini
 

 

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CHANGE AND MONARK BUTTERFLIES

There is an abundance of beautiful monark butterflies in our gardens this last few days.

With Mother Earth in total change, we are finally getting our warm weather this month.  Leaves will soon be changing colors but in the meantime the beautiful sun is shining down upon us.  September I am feeling so much lighter and joy-filled compared to August that was very heavy, testing and challenging. My soul is dancing with the sweetness and beauty of life.

Butterfly is the symbol of change, the soul, creativity, freedom, joy and colour. Their power is transformation and soul evolution. It reminds us not to take things too seriously and to get up and move. They teach us that growth and transformation does not have to be a traumatic experience. It can be joyous. Butterflies possess the ability to grow and change, leaving the safety of their cocoon to discover a new world in a new form without fear, trusting their untested wings to fly without a doubt in their minds. They work through many important stages to become the beautiful creature they are. Similar to the butterfly, we too are always moving through different stages, each equally as vital. It is no good rushing to a particular stage, nor is it good getting stuck at a stage and becoming stagnant. Butterfly can help you see that exiting the cocoon suddenly opens a new door, that there is power in trust and vulnerability. No more than you does a butterfly know whether it can fly, but it opens its wings in perfect confidence, and discovers that their delicacy allow its graceful flight, its dance in the air. When we understand that transformation can be as natural as breathing, when we take ourselves lightly, when we trust in our own untried wings to support us, we learn the message of Butterfly, life itself is a joyous dance. 
• Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life, personality
• Moving through different life cycles
• Renewal, rebirth
• Lightness of being, playfulness
• Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual

 

It seems everyone I am talking to these days (including myself) are in a great time of transformation and change.   It can seem scary at times especially if we want to hold onto the old – our comfort zone.  The Universe and our wonderful angels seem to be nudging us to MOVE forward – take action – and do the things that our heart and soul is ready for.   September is the month that we harvest that which we have cultivated all year.  It is time NOW to reap the benefits of all that you have worked hard for.  Every thought, prayer and action will take you where you are supposed to be.  Be open-to-receive, even if it feels like a dive into unknown territories, your heart and soul are saying “You are ready” !!!

 

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The Cocoon and the Butterfly

When you wonder about life's obstacles, remember the struggles are needed so that we can emerge ready to fly.....

 Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it, and she said he could if he would take good care of it.

The little boy got a large jar from his mother and put plants to eat, and a stick to climb on, in the jar. Every day he watched the caterpillar and brought it new plants to eat.

One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting strangely. The boy worriedly called his mother who came and understood that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon. The mother explained to the boy how the caterpillar was going to go through a metamorphosis and become a butterfly.

The little boy was thrilled to hear about the changes his caterpillar would go through. He watched every day, waiting for the butterfly to emerge. One day it happened, a small hole appeared in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle to come out.

At first the boy was excited, but soon he became concerned. The butterfly was struggling so hard to get out! It looked like it couldn’t break free! It looked desperate! It looked like it was making no progress!

The boy was so concerned he decided to help. He ran to get scissors, and then walked back (because he had learned not to run with scissors…). He snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger and the butterfly quickly emerged!

As the butterfly came out the boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. He knew that in time the body would shrink and the butterfly’s wings would expand.

            But neither happened!

The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly…

As the boy tried to figure out what had gone wrong his mother took him to talk to a scientist from a local college. He learned that the butterfly was SUPPOSED to struggle. In fact, the butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever fly. The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly.

As you go through school, and life, keep in mind that struggling is an important part of any growth experience. In fact, it is the struggle that causes you to develop your ability to fly.

 

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

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We are always just ONE THOUGHT AWAY from being in the flow of life as we continue our journey toward manifesting our dreams. Having the beautiful opportunity to make the kinds of choices that support and nurture us along the path we have chosen gives us the possibility to break free from any thought that isn't in alignment with our vision. Knowing that we create our day and the kind of experience we can have affords us the clear and focused mindset so we can make the decisions that hold true to the calling in our heart.  Are you ready to let go of the old way of thinking and make room for the new? Will you begin to see yourself as the perfect expression of divine creativity that you are? Can you simply open your heart to the answers to all the questions you have that infinite intelligence holds for you? You are just ONE THOUGHT AWAY from stepping into the consciousness of I CAN HAVE IT ALL.

 

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Each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve to the universe that we are ready for change.
One of the hardest things in life is feeling stuck in a situation that we don’t like and want to change. We may have exhausted ourselves trying to figure out how to make change, and we may even have given up. However, each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve and to declare to the universe that we are ready for change. We may even say out loud that we have tried and struggled and have not found a way, but that we are open to help, and that we intend to keep working to create change for ourselves. Making this declaration to the universe, and to ourselves, may be just the remedy for the stagnation we are experiencing. And, it can be done today, right now.

It is difficult to understand, even with hindsight, how the choices we have made have added up to our current situation, but it is a good idea to examine the story we tell ourselves. If we tend to regard ourselves as having failed, this will block our ability to allow ourselves to succeed. We have the power to change the story we tell ourselves by acknowledging that in the past, we did our best, and we exhibited many positive qualities, and had many fine moments on our path to the present moment. We can also recognize that we have learned from our experiences, and that this will help us with our current choices.

When we do this kind of work on how we view our past self, we make it possible for the future to be based on a positive self-assessment. This inner shift may allow us to get out of the cycle we’ve been in that’s been keeping us stuck. Now we can declare our intentions to the universe, knowing that we have done the inner work necessary to allow our lives to change. Allow today to be the day to end cycles and enter into a new way of being.

 

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The First Step in a New Direction

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With each new day you are given the opportunity to express more and more of who you are. You must catch on fire and ride the passion you have for the purpose you are living from. You must have such a keen sense of awareness about what it is you want to accomplish that the vision you are holding is so strong nothing will get in your way from creating all you need to manifest your dream. The most important part of your new journey always begins with the first step. "The First Step in a New Direction" is always the most uncertain, the most fearful and the most life changing. That's right the most life changing. Get ready because your time is now so step into your power and create the most awesome life changing experience just by saying yes to the calling within. Are you ready to take the first step?

Of course you are. Why wouldn't you be? When you firmly believe without a doubt that the path you are on is the right and authentic one for you then all you seek will show up in ways that are magical. You will be given all the resources you need to manifest your dream. Your destination will be in such sharp focus that divine right action will happen naturally. It always does. Your vision will have awesome clarity. Your communication will be in perfect harmony every time you express a desire that will bring you closer to your goal. Everyone you meet will become enrolled and will want to help. Your presence will be beautifully brought forth in sweet and loving ways. All it takes is the confidence, determination and conviction to say yes without any limiting belief about what it is you want. "The First Step in a New Direction" will place you on a road to infinite possibility. It's yours for the taking... go for it!

"When you love what you do, then what you will do to manifest it will have no boundaries. The world will be your canvas."

I AM ready to walk my talk
I AM ready to speak my passion
I AM excited about the vision in my heart
I AM on purpose and confident
I AM free to imagine the possible before me
I AM on magical mystery tour of pure potential
LIFE looks good to ME!

  

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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many, or merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

 

 

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