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“Love is a many splendored thing.”– Paul Francis Webster

There are 3 types of love I mention in the “Matters of the Heart” workshop and webinar: self-love, love of others, and the love search.  If you took a good look, how would you measure up in these areas?

How is your self-love?  

This is the foundation of all love.  If we do not have self-love, how can we love others?  If our own love bucket is empty, we have nothing to give.  We could all use a little more self-love!  Here are some tips to get you back on your feet:

  1. Make a list of things that bring you joy (and do one daily!)
  2. Love your mind and spirit: journal/meditate/pray/be still/practice mindfulness/use affirmations
  3. Love your body — nutrition and exercise
  4. Give yourself some supportive “mirror time” (Take a good look and like what you see!)
  5. The Artist’s Date — Take yourself out on a creative date!
  6. Surround yourself with loving people
  7. Discover and implement your love language on yourself (from the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman)

How is your relationship love bank?

Gary Chapman, relationship counselor, tells us that there are 5 Love Languages:

1.Words of Affirmation

2.Receiving Gifts

3.Acts of Service

4.Quality Time

5.Physical Touch

Which resonates with you?  (Be honest!)  In every successful relationship — whether conscious of it or not — each partner is communicating love through his/her partner’s love language.  To show your partner/child/friend how much you care, identify his/her love language. Take the assessment at the link above, or think about the times when your partner seemed to glow the most.  Or when they seemed to complain the most!

Irene Schreiner of solidfoundationstherapy.com says that a relationship is made up of 3 parts: partner #1, partner #2, and the relationship.  A healthy relationship takes work and must be treated like a job  — or a new puppy!   We only have control of ourselves, and when making decisions and requests, we must always consider the relationship.

Looking for Love?

For those looking for new love, these 4 tips are for you

  1. Decide for love. Your dream partner is a part of your vision for you life!  Decide you will have love (and strongly!) and the universe will respond in kind.
  2. Create a vision of your partner (including “This or something better”!)    The Law of Specificity tells us to feed our inner mind very specific pictures!  The clearer our description, the easier it is to find what we are looking for.  Just be open to something even better than you were able to imagine on your own!
  3. BE your ideal partner.  Opposites attract, but like also attracts like.  Work on yourself to be the best you can be.  You will find someone who resonates with that frequency.
  4. Start living the life you’d live with your partner. Why wait to go out and have fun until you have that special someone by your side?  Make ready for your partner by living the life you’d love to be sharing with him/her.  Plus, you just might end up bumping into each other!

No one is perfect at love — so which area is calling to you for some extra attention?  Pick an action step today, and let’s turn up the heat on that thermostat of love!

Much love, many blessings. ❤

Numbers for the Week

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I’ve begun to find the angel numbers comforting, like an ongoing conversation.  Mostly they’ve seemed positive this week: “118” —  positive thoughts have opened financial flow, 1’s and 7’s — You’re on the right track, etc.

A few have been a little more frustrating and confusing, suggesting I keep my attention on my soul’s purpose, not on finances.  (Both are part of my dream, angels!)

That’s the journey I’m on now: to reconnect to myself and to heavenly beings.

I think the key is my last meditative thoughts during the crystal healing at the Kirk Center for Healthy Living: “We are one.”  We are one.

Much love, many blessings. ❤

A Spirit Guide Message

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For a long time now I’ve been wanting to connect with my angels and spirit guides.  I see angel numbers almost daily, and I use angel cards at least weekly, but I’d often like to connect more intimately.  The post is inspired by a Facebook post I saw back in December.  A friend had posted a picture of a pile of books she had read, and the top one caught my eye: Let Your Spirit Guides Speak.

In this book Debra Landwehr Engle helps you develop a relationship with your guides, and part of what she shares comes from her writing guide “Ella.”  The very first question she asked was: “Ella, what is spiritual guidance?”  The response was so powerful I knew I’d want to frequently revisit it, and I share part of it here with you:

As you know from your own experience, we can tell you whether to turn right or left, where to go next, what to do on your to do list, who to talk to, and what to say.  We are intimately involved with those serendipitous events that you attribute to the universe, and the God moments in which there’s a flash of knowledge or peace that passeth understanding.  What we want to get across is that truly we are here with you always, and while you may not always feel our presence directly, that doesn’t mean we aren’t here.

If the communication is blocked, it’s never because we have blocked it.  It is always fear that stands in the way, and it is healing the fear that opens the lines of communication.  As your friend once said, “Now we can really get things done!”

We are eager to work with you as direct partners, and we honor you.  You are not lesser than us.  You are not lower beings.  You are, in fact, courageous souls who are navigating the Earth plane and all the human emotions of fear that can make your experience seem so fretful and challenging and sad.  We honor all these experiences and the growth they can bring.  And at the same time, we are here to help you have more joy and abundance in you life, more ease, because your life experience does not require struggle or pain.

The more you work with us, the easier your life may become.  Not because you won’t still have challenges, but because together we can help you see them in new ways and heal from them faster.  We can instill in you a sense of purpose that makes it exciting to wake up in the morning.  We can pave the way for our days to be easier and more abundant and filled with joy by helping you make decisions that can life you up and traverse obstacles.  We can help you experience your human life as an adventure . . . a chance to explore other worlds, other cultures, without judgement or expectations that can make you miserable or feel cheated.

This is what we are here for with every one of you.

Much love, many blessings. ❤

It’s OK to Mourn

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Today I made the decision to leave something I’d been a part of for nearly half a year.  I think that amount of investment in time and attention explains why I felt slightly sick after I was done.  It was time to move on, but we get attached, right?  I certainly had.

It’s ok to mourn.  To reflect on the investment in time and resources, in heart, in faith.  It’s ok to be disappointed.  And to also have renewed faith. . . even. . .  excitement.

For the last 3 years I have invested quite a bit of time in various organizations.  Upon further reflection, for much of my life I’ve been overly invested in some sort of work.  I’m ready to open a little more time now. Time to “Be.”

Much love, many blessings. ❤

My Book

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I have a book.  It is not complete.  But it is here.   I don’t know the theme yet.  It is a compilation of many, many “moments in life.”  There is a lot in my head, in my heart, transmitted — daily, and I share it with you. This is my playground, my life, my journey.  Stop by for a bit, stay for a while, revisit as often as you like.  Inspiration, insight, joy, and laughter are yours for the taking, and I’m grateful to learn from you as well.

Much love, many blessings. ❤

How Grateful Are You?

I have seen the above video a couple of times, and could watch it much more.  I think this was the inspiration for one of my Einstein shower thoughts about being grateful for every bit of my existence.

What if I remembered that I wasn’t taking any material things with me after this lifetime?  (Even my physical body!)  What if I woke up in the morning, grateful for the opening of my eyes?  Grateful to have this physical body?  Grateful for breath, for heart beats, for working body parts?  What if I were grateful for the carpet, floor, and house when I swung my feet over the side of the bed?  We could go on and on, right?

But, do you see?  I’m beginning to see that there is gratitude, and there is GRATITUDE.  Something I’d like to strive for, for sure.  I hope you enjoy the video. 🙂

Much love, many blessings. ❤

I am really excited about this book.  It’s funny because this is not the original post I intended to blog today.  That will come later.  (I am working with one of my favorite artists, Christopher Walker to help me create an image for that post first.)

I had another beautiful session with my coach Jacque (of course!), which led me to want to blog about it, which led me to want an image for it (which was impossible — though I tried to find one — because I had somehow created this image myself out of my own mind!)  This then led to me sharing my blog post draft with Chris to inspire him, which led to him recommending this book to me!

I’ve already begun listening to it.  I’m one hour in, and I love it.  What I love most is that 1) This author is telling me things I’ve heard over and over again but in a way I’m better understanding or maybe ready to understand 2) This author is also shaking up my world a bit!

“I am enough.”  This phrase came up for me first in the Masks Off! coaching class I took with my same coach, Jacque Alderete.  I haven’t really resonated the phrase, but it’s making more and more sense why it’s coming up for me.  I realized today that I have this sense that I need to “earn” money.  That I need to deserve it.  And I was beginning to feel that this would always be out of my grasp.

Catherine Ponder says that there is no “deserving.”  Just by our nature, abundance is ours.  It is the Law of Divine Birthright.  “Mmmhmm,”  I thought.  I had heard this before.  But then she blew me away.  She equated lack thinking to “sin.” “Poverty is a sin. It drives men and women to all manner of terrible things.  It drives people to delinquency and crime. Why would we think it would be right for us not to have enough?”

She said that we as a people have been misreading the Bible.  This came from authority figures wishing to dissuade rebellion and control the masses.  In actuality: “The Bible is a prosperity textbook.”  The Bible clearly shows that settling for lack and limitation IS NOT God’s way.  She says that most of the great men in the Bible had great access to riches.

And then, she really turned my head when she said that asking for money for the sake of the good works you will do with it is just as much of a problem. . .

But it makes perfect sense now.  As children of God (Source) we are meant to be abundant.  “Why should God want us to be poor?” Done.  “Lack” does not fit with our birthright. “Prosperity is your divine heritage.” We have only to ask and also invoke the Universal Laws.  But to ask for abundance because of what we will do with it — that is simply “deserving” all over again, but coming in through the back door.  And can only lead to resentment and frustration when we things don’t work out as we’d hoped: Shouldn’t I have this abundance by now??  Look at all the GOOD I would have done with it!

So, here are the keys I’ve discovered so far:

1. Recognize that your mind is your connecting link to abundance.  Become aware of your attitudes, mental concepts, beliefs, and outlook.  These will influence your ability to receive. Also, be open to how you might receive.  Ponder says abundance comes through the “talents, abilities, and ideas” that are longing for expression through you.    “God can only do for you what he can do through you.”  Open yourself up to these possibilities and be prepared to act.

2. Be a person of increase.  This is the Law Prosperity.  Everyone always has something to give.  Ponder tells the story of a widowed woman who was desperate for food for her family and nearly cried when her wise pastor told her to find something to give.  She then remembered that she had some beautiful flowers in the garden.  She willingly cut them and gave them to a very grateful sick neighbor.

3. Open up contact, say: “I stir up the gifts of God within me and around me, and I am blessed on every hand with happiness, success, and true achievement.”

4. Prepare the way. The same widow set out her finest china for dinner that night in expectation.  The kids began to get excited in anticipation.  Soon after someone who had owed her money came by and dropped off a portion of the debt owed, which was enough for dinner.  Act in expectation of it happening.  Pray, affirm your capacity for abundance.  “I attract whatever I choose.  I choose health and abundance.  I dare to attract riches and its hospitality and enjoy them now.”

I look forward to continued insight!

Much love, many blessings. ❤

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