“You had the power all along my dear” is what Glinda, the Good Witch told Dorothy. All Dorothy had to do was believe, and act. In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy embraced her power by closing her eyes, clicking her heels together and saying “there’s no place like home”. We all know the scene well. So, how do we, outside of a Hollywood movie set, embrace our power?
There is power in one, there really is! There’s also power when individuals come together for a common goal. Here at AllThingsHealing.com, [where I am the Supervising Editor] we are a group of individuals who have come together to promote healing of mind, body, spirit and planet. YOU, the reader, are a very important part of this beautiful community. When we decided to move forward with building for our soon-to-be Online Learning Center, it only made sense to include YOU in the campaign!
We have chosen to use Indiegogo for our fundraising campaign. Indiegogo utilizes the power individuals have to come together to support a goal. Crowdfunding is a revolutionary idea to help small businesses and non-for-profits to raise the necessary funds to continue and expand their mission. When you add your energy and your generosity to the group, the group only becomes stronger.
While there is altruistic value of contributing to the current ATH campaign, one very valid question you might ask is “what do I get out of this? What do I get for my contribution?” In addition to knowing you supported the creation of a world-wide premier Online Learning Center, we do have several gifts of gratitude for your gift of contributing funds.
To read more about the ATH Gifts of Gratitude for your support and to learn more about the Online Learning Center, and crowdfunding campaign, click here.
Sometimes, life can be difficult. There will be times of sadness and grief. This doesn’t mean you DID ANYTHING WRONG. It doesn’t mean you ATTRACTED ANYTHING BAD. I only means that YOU ARE ALIVE and are HUMAN. Be gentle with yourself during these times.
Whether it’s New Year’s Resolutions, setting intentions, or goals to achieve, deciding what you want is only the first step. Next, comes adding supportive action. Starting an Action Journal can help you focus your actions towards creating what you desire. The idea of an Action Journal is based on the gratitude journals. While the gratitude journals helped people find things to be grateful for throughout their day, the Action Journal will help you to live your resolutions, intentions and goals, creating them in each step you take.
Here we are, coming up to the beginning of a New Year, so full of hopes and dreams! Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I like to have a word which helps me to focus my desires for the year. As I’ve contemplated this for 2013, the word “create” kept coming to mind, and specifically the phrase of “what do I want to create today?” What a beautiful question to begin my day with, then, to follow up with action to support that desire.
So, for 2013, what do you want to create? Do you have word or phrase which can serve as your reminder and mantra?
Just a quick note to say Happy Holidays!! I’m busy with the holidays, but I have a couple of new articles coming out on www.allthingshealing.com. Be sure to check the first one out on Dec. 22, titled Good Morning December 22, 2012. Then, the first week of January, Create the Life You Want- Start and Action Journal will be posted. I will be posting more about this one. I offer suggestions on how to add action to your intentions/goals/resolutions.
For now, though, have a beautiful holiday! See you next year!
This morning, I thought I would start my day by drawing a few cards from the Doreen Virture deck, Magical Messages from the Fairies. It is a beautiful deck with very positive messages. It’s one of my favorite decks! I really wish the entire card would have uploaded correctly, but at least the main picture is there.
Here’s what I drew for this morning:
New Career- Your work focus is shifting in a positive, new, and successful direction
Be Yourself- This situation calls for you to be your authentic self, which is the basis for your personal power
Let Go- As you surrender the need to control, your relaxed energy rapidly attracts your desires
I have found that when I draw cards, I almost always get the message I need, not necessarily the one I want, lol! So, I have learned to just spend a few minutes with what comes up to see why this particular message came to me, why this particular situation was highlighted.
I have started a New Career as Supervising Editor with AllThingsHealing.com, a career I LOVE! I work with an amazing team of people. I’ve also started to find my passion in writing again. I have several new projects I’m working on- some new articles as well as connecting with others who have reached out to me. I am absolutely positive my work is shifting into a new positive direction!
Be Yourself- I find it’s the only way to be! As I’ve really tried to figure out how to integrate the various aspects into my life, I find the answer is within Card 3, which I will get to in a moment. I actually have a variety of interests, not just the Live Your Intentions project! I have a Tarot class which I’m looking forward to developing more into an on-line course (I’ve done Tarot for the past 25 years!). I also have a Live Your Intentions workshop that I see being developed further- more on-line. I’ve really received inspiration from Jodi Chapman from Soul Speak and her upcoming ecourse Coming Back to Life. I am so honored she would ask me to participate! I also see the gentle nudge from The Universe to get my stuff together!!! AllThingsHealing.com has the goal of building and developing an on-line learning center. What a powerful platform this is going to be and I need to be ready!!
Let Go- Letting go kind of means several different things to me. The obvious overall is to let go of what doesn’t work. Today, I can see letting go of the little compartments I’ve places everything- once again- to integrate all of my interests! Did you know I also have a homeschool/homestead blog? It might be time to somehow figure out how to let the compartments go and live without walls! Hmmm…. I need to let go of the system I developed and begin anew, one that is more integrated. I’ve known this for awhile, but the “how” has stumped me. Need to let go of the how and embrace the just do it! It might be a bit messy in the process, but oh well. I find everything seems to work itself out, eventually!
This gives you a little insight into what I call going down the rabbit hole as I contemplate the message from this morning. I’m usually surprised at where the path goes, but that’s okay!
What resonates with you with these cards? Does it bring anything to light for you?
My friend, Jodi Chapman is facilitating an ecourse entitled Coming Back to Life ecourse. She has invited me to participate, YEAH! As I spoke with her about this truly wonderful course, we spoke about the entire idea of coming back to life, a concept I’m very familiar with lately. I have taken a much needed break from the Live Your Intentions project, for a variety of reasons, one of which is the releasing and healing I was needing. I took time, gave myself space, went within and discovered some stuff, for lack of a better word, which needed some attention. I used the tools I developed to work through what I called being at the spiritual crossroads. In this process, I also accepted a new job. I’m now the Supervising Editor with AllThingsHealing.com. Way cool!
Anyway, back to Jodi. While speaking to her, she mentioned several times “opening back up to life, reconnecting to the magic”. That resonated with me so much! It’s EXACTLY where I am! When I wrote Live Your Intentions, it was magic. It was as though the book was downloaded into my head, all the way into my soul, and I had no choice but to write. It was a beautiful experience! Then, through a series of events, the magic began to fade, or I should say, I began to lose sight of the magic, until I no longer felt connected. I had allowed outside circumstances disconnect me. While those situations no longer have an emotional hold over me- LOTS of healing and releasing- I still feel disconnected from the magic. In the midst of this spiritual crisis, I found a TEDTalk by author Elizabeth Gilbert, NY Times Best Selling Author, speaking about Creativity and The Muse.
Now, I don’t watch long videos and this one is about 20 min. I have watched this video about a dozen times! I just love at the end when she says “Don’t be afraid, don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that piece may be. If your job is to dance, then do your dance. If the Divine, cock-eyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed for just one moment through your efforts, then Ole. And if not, do your dance anyhow and Ole to you nonetheless… have the sheer human love and stubborness to keep showing up…” (Earlier in the video she spoke about the origins of Ole, which comes from the word Allah, which was chanted when someone would do something amazing. It was people recognizing God in the person.)
So, here I am, remembering the feeling of magic, being connected, having my muse, and yet, have felt so lost in the past few months when it comes to moving forward. I do see the glimpse of brightness again, the stirrings of something in my soul and am reaching for the magic once again. I know it’s there, more than within my reach. It includes first, reconnecting to myself, my path and my passion. It’s there that I will find the magic, which never really left. I choose to keep showing up, to do my dance! OLE!
I share this with you because I think sometimes authors do a disservice when they write about all happy things. Life isn’t always happy but that doesn’t make it wrong, or that you did anything wrong, or attracted anything bad. So, if you feel disconnected, you’re not alone. If you want to reconnect to the magic of life, then come join us at Coming Back to Life!
What an interesting turn this journey has taken. As of July 1, I became the Supervising Editor for AllThingsHealing.com. WOW! I would have never guessed that would have happened. But the beauty in the journey, is that we don’t have to know all of the details; we just need to keep saying yes to what supports our dreams, and no to what doesn’t; being open to the many, many, many ways our truest desires can be manifested! ATH is a beautiful community with the focus of healing mind, body, spirit and planet. Another beautiful, and healing experience for me, has been surrounding myself with truly like minded, supportive people. I went through a lot of releasing, so I had the emotional space cleared out for the new. The new space I’m in is truly filled with wonder, beauty and awe; it has been a perfect fit! New inspiration, new direction! Once I get settled in- there’s a lot to learn in my new position- I’m learning how to reconnect to the Divine Within; reconnect with my muse, finding my voice, my passion and my desire to begin writing again!! Thank you for hanging in there with me while I kind of pulled back from the world a bit. Sometimes, we do need to be in the silence- it is a necessary action to take. Coming out of the silence is also a very necessary action to take.
When doing your spiritual work, have you ever stopped to ask the question “what does better look like”? Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the seeking, releasing, healing, forgiving that we loose sight of what we really desire. So, what does better look like? How will you know once you’ve arrived at “better”? Answering these questions can give your healing meaning, your seeking focus. Spend some time with the question “what does better look like”, discover the answers and then, create those answers in your life. Better doesn’t have to be some far away dream, but rather, a reality you create right here, right now.