Friday, August 27, 2010

The Other Magic Word

My kids are young, both under the age of 10. Most of the time talking with them is either very cute, very funny, very frustrating or very enlightening. The other morning was pure Enlightenment.

I'm actually still amazed, and a little in awe, that it's so easy for the little ones to see things so simply and at the same time so perfectly.

I'm constantly reminding my kids of the 'magic words'. No, not mommy-the-witch magick words, but the magic words, you know please and thank you.

The other morning we were driving to school and my daughter asked me for something so I said, "What's the magic word?"

And she said, "Pleeeeeaaase."

Then she sort of paused for a minute and said, "You know mommy, that's not the only magic word."

I said, "Oh yeah, what's the other one?" thinking she was going to toss out the thank you magic word. But, to my surprise she says, "I Love You. That's a magic word too mommy, did you know that?"

Very quickly I said, "Yes Honey, you're right. I love you is a magic word" just sort of playing along with her. But, after I dropped the kids off at school and had the peace and quiet of an empty car I really started to think about I Love You as being one of the magic words.

The bible says, "God is Love." Almost every self-help or metaphysical book I read says you need to love yourself, you need to send love to others (even those who have hurt you). Some teachers will tell you to see things through the Eyes of God, which if I'm understanding correctly means seeing them with Love (as opposed to fear). So after contemplating this for the entire 20 minute drive home (and many more hours after that), I really do think my six year old daughter was correct in telling me that there is another magic word... and it's I Love You!

Until Next Time..

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Beautiful Friday

It's another Beautiful Friday. Well, sort of. This is the last Friday we will have to enjoy before school starts. Summer Break went by so fast, too fast. I'm preparing myself for the change to come - using lots of meditation and affirmations! I'm learning that endings don't have to be something terrible. They can actually be the beginning of something wonderful.

Today has been such a beautiful day and I expect it to stay that way, Mercury Retrograde and all! I started the morning giving Reiki Attunements and Treatments. The morning was so nice I decided to go out in the Garden to do my Energy Work today. It was such a nice way to start the day! I feel so Blessed that we've had the sun shining almost everyday this Summer. I know it hasn't been the case throughout the whole Bay Area. I appreciate the Sun so much while it's here; that's another ending I usually have a hard time with, but this year I'm going to really work on finding the something wonderful that comes with the change of the Seasons and the colder weather.

I've been listing new items in my little Etsy Boutique. I've had several requests for more Oracle Card Readings, so this morning I listed one from the Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Deck. While I was creating the listing I decided to pull a card, just to see what Power Animal had a message for me. The Zebra came to tell me to Let go of my Fear and Know that I am Safe and Protected at All Times - just the words I needed to hear and at exactly the right time!

I finally decided that I should have a Facebook page. If you Facebook and would like another friend, please feel free to send me a request!

Until Next Time...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Getting back into the Routine..

The routine is changing... again!

In the past, change has been so difficult for me. I'm learning to go with the flow of things a little bit more, trying to be less resistant to things.. if I'm not it only makes things harder and sometimes painful.

So.. the kids are getting ready to go back to school in about a week. My babies are growing up! This will be the first year I have free time everyday (more than SIX HOURS of free time) in over 8 years. I have to admit, I'm a little nervous (sounds crazy, I know).

For the past 8 years I've had someone to look after, almost constantly. In some way someone has dictated how and what I could do for so long now.. I'm not exactly sure what to do with my time. I guess maybe cleaning up the past 8 years would be a good start... I was thinking of starting with one of the older closets first (ha, ha, ha!)

Oh well.. change is good.. just have to take a deep breath (ok, maybe several) and take the first step...

I use affirmations everyday. It's such an amazingly simple tool that helps create change (relatively effortlessly) in your life. Some of the affirmations I use include:

All is Well
Only Good Comes to Me
Everything is happening Perfectly and for my Highest Good

So, I know.. even though change is coming.. All is Well, because Only Good Comes to Me. Everything is Happening Perfectly for my Highest Good! Say that about 500 times (I'm not kidding) in your mind today and see what wonderful things begin to happen for you. One small example I'd love to share is a few weeks ago I actually found my diamond earring that I lost over 4 years ago... It was no where near where I even lost it! It was as if it just fell from the sky! So amazing.. and I'm so grateful that it came back to me after all this time.

Everyday really can be filled with Magic & Miracles... all you have to do is Believe!

Another wonderful thing to do (especially if you'd like what you are affirming to manifest quicker) is spend a bit of time cleaning up your diet. I'm sure there is something you can take away or add to help improve your nutrition a bit! And.. every little (even the tiniest) improvement you make helps.. I promise!

So, this week I've decided to start juicing again. Summer is such a beautiful time to eat, all the wonderful fruits and veggies that are in Season are just waiting for us to enjoy them. I try and juice in the morning and/or the afternoon (you always want to drink the fresh juice on an empty tummy). I have a Jack LaLanne juicer (which is on SALE at right now for $89 - that's an awesome deal!) I've gone through several of the his juicers now (quick tip: don't ever put the parts in your dishwasher!) and they all work really great and are totally easy to clean (another quick tip: use a bottle brush instead of a sponge).

Over the years I've found a few different recipes that I like, it really depends on what you'd like to achieve through your diet as well (food is a wonderful healer and truly is the best medicine..). Right now I've been drinking my favorite recipe:

  • 1 Green Apple - Good Source for Vit C, Fiber, Pectin, Lutein & Boron
  • 1 Large Cucumber - Good Source for Vitamin K, Potassium, Manganese and Vit C
  • 6-8 Celery Stalks - Good Source for Folate, Vit A & Vit K
Be sure to peel the apple and the cucumber if they're not organic. You just wash everything, cut it up and push it through the juicer... yummy! Nutritionally this drink can help with so many things.

I first started drinking it about 3 years ago. I was getting about 5-6 really bad bloody noses every year. I had tried everything I knew to do and still wasn't getting any results, so I turned and looked to food (vitamins & minerals) to see if I could figure something out. Eventually I (note: not the doctors) figured out that I was deficent in Vit K. We need to eat Vit K even though our bodies also make Vit K. If your digestion is 'off' or the balance between good and bad bugs is 'off' in your system, you may have a problem with bleeding. So, I started eating a handful of raw broccoli everyday, drinking my favorite juice and I also began taking probiotics. At night instead of using Vaseline I switched to Neosporin (which I only have to use maybe once or twice a month now instead of everyday).

And now.. no more bloody noses... ya!

It's amazing how we can really help to heal ourselves, if we can just quiet down enough to listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us. All the answers you'll ever need to know are inside of you... just ask and be open to hearing the answer, it will come to you. You know more about your own body than anyone else on the planet.. trust yourself, trust your intuition, and don't forget to go with the flow!

Have a Beautiful Day~

Monday, August 02, 2010

Monday.. Filled with Contests

Today I've been having a fun time visiting all my favorite blogs and websites... lots of them are posting contests and giveaways. I thought some of you out there might be a little like me (and LOVE contests!) so I thought I would pass along the links and share.. feel free to leave a comment and post your own contest info too, if you have any to share.

Just Something I Made Today: Cathe visited the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco yesterday and has a few journals to giveaway!

Heal Your Life: Running low on Inspiration monthly contest! There will be 25 weekly winners all receiving an autographed copy of Inspiration Deficit Disorder by Jonathan H. Ellerby, Ph.D., Inspired Destiny by John Demartini, and Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life On Demand Lecture by Wayne Dyer.

Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom: Mrs. B always has some awesome contests running! Be sure to stop by her blog and enter the Beyond Magical Candle Contest!

Well,  that's all I've got for you right now. I'll be sure to post more later!