~in the midst of the darkness there is light...
in the midst of activity & celebration...
make time to rest & be still
& in the midst of all that is,
there is LOVE!
always there is love!
choose to be the beacon of loving light ~
brightest blessings to you & yours through
the various celebrations of the change of the seasons...
just some thoughts on the path of life....
each day i do what it is i do...
i make my choices based on being a person of love & integrity
each day i do the best i am able
some days i have more to offer then others
i do what it is i do,
not for how another may react,
i do what i do cause it is who i am....
cause i follow my heart & soul
& yet there are times
that often i find myself surprised by what others do....
it seems so out of sync, out of touch, so unreal,
& i get this feeling of disappointment & sadness
& yes sometime anger
so i feel it , am present with it & then i clear
& so i clear & clear!
& sometimes i just really have a challenge "getting/understanding" someone else stuff.
i know in a while i will be ok....
just feeling a bit overwhelmed with nauseousness....
which is a good reminder in it's self to not allow it to affect me
tis no mine....
& i let the rest of it go....
no doubt about it....
we are in the midst of change
do you see/hear/sense/ feel it upon us
or are you one caught in tangled trappings of distractions
eyes & ears pre occupied by the entertainment frenzy that drones ever on
what is important
what is it that matters
what will awaken your heart & soul
holding a space of loves bright light....
feel free to join me
brightest blessings, warmest loving hugs, earthdeva/molly
each of us is a Seed that has been planted into Matter by Spirit/creator source...
as we journey our path of life,
through all our experiences,
through all our relationships,
yes & even through our own shadow stuff,
through our own creations, ideas,
We gather the elements of our Divine Blueprint
& we grow into a Tree of Life~~
may you grow strong & sturdy...
may your roots support & stabilize you
may your branches grow tall & wide & strong...
may your fruit be sweet & abundant
& so very blessed & nurtured....
loving hugs & bright blessings,
Yuletide Blessing. ... May we be filled with Joy, Love, and Harmony, and this Spirit of Yuletide shine within and around us throughout the year, as the Wheel of the Seasons continues to turn. Blessed Be! Good Yule!
Symbolism of Yule:
Rebirth of the Sun, The longest night of the year, The Winter Solstice, Introspect, Planning for the Future.
Symbols of Yule:
Yule log, or small Yule log with 3 candles, evergreen boughs or wreaths, holly, mistletoe hung in doorways, twinkle lites hung about your homespace, gold pillar candles, baskets of clove studded fruit, or bowls of citrus fruit, a simmering pot of wassail/ or just a pot simmering w cinnamon & cloves , poinsettias, blooming christmas cactus.
Colors of Yule:
Red, green, gold, white, silver, yellow, orange.
Stones of Yule:
Rubies, bloodstones, garnets, emeralds, diamonds.
Herbs of Yule:
Bayberry, blessed thistle, evergreen, frankincense holly, laurel, mistletoe, oak, pine, sage, yellow cedar.
today is the Heart Center Day (3rd X) on my 21 day Reiki Chakra cleanse... was nudged to share this Meditation... so much grief & sadness is held on to in our society... some days the collective is just heavy with it.
sharing this from the Exploring Chakra page
we are currently journeying with our heart chakra....
i am feeling this is important to share... we all
can heal & benefit, & as we heal to wholeness
we offer the same opportunity to those around us
& our society as well.....
blessings of love, earthdeva/molly
12/4/2015 Heart Chakra.....
we feel so much with our heart....
often when we do not shed tears of grief we end up having health issues
with our lungs.... i grew up hearing; "don't cry, or stop crying or i'll give you something to cry about" & as a mom i really made a huge effort to allow my children their tears as well as their anger towards me....so i did not repeat that pattern.
holding grief in is unhealthy for our beings & our bodies....
learning to allow it to flow in the moment or promising ourself a safe
space & time to allow our grief to be exposed & expressed assist us
in coming into balance & wholeness.....
the following is an "exercise/meditation" to assist you in balance grief in your life.body. being....
find time to do this uninterrupted & in a safe space
know you are held in love.... hugs earthdeva/molly
A Guided Grief Meditation
The following is one of many meditations from Stephen Levine's book that I have found to be very helpful in working with grief. He is a profoundly compassionate teacher and mediator.
A Guided Grief Meditation by Stephen Levine
(To be read slowly to a friend or silently to oneself.)
Find a comfortable place to sit in a quiet room.
Take a few moments to settle into the quietness.
Gradually bring your attention to the center of the chest.
Let awareness gather at that place of high sensitivity. Notice any ache at the center. Is there a physically painful quality to your mental longing?
With the thumb, press gently into this point of grief and love.
Begin gradually to exert pressure on that point. Feel the sternum, the bone beneath, as though it were the armoring over the opening to the heart. As though it were that which blocked entrance so often to your spacious nature.
Slowly, without force, but with mercy and steadiness, push into that point.
Press in gently but firmly. Let the pain into your heart. Breathe that pain through that point into your heart.
Stop pushing it away. Push into it instead.
Let it in.
Breathe that pain in through the griefpoint.
Let your thumb push steadily, but without force, into that ache, awareness entering deeply that point of sensation at the center of the chest. A merciful awareness, using the pressure on the griefpoint to enter through years of accumulated sediment of unfelt, unexpressed, unexamined feelings. Penetrating the exhaustion of our everyday, ordinary grief compressed hard as rock.
Push into the pain. Past the resistance to life. Past the fear, the self-doubt, the distrust.
Past feelings of being unsafe. Past all that holding around being unloved. Past the ten thousand moments of putting yourself out of your heart. The judgment, the longing, the anger.
Past years of hidden grief. The shame and secret fears, and unrequited loves we have spoken of to no one.
Let the pain in at last.
Have mercy on yourself.
Let it in.
Let life in at last. Breathe that pain into your heart. Past the holdings and armorings of a lifetime. Let it in. Let it in at last.
Let your heart break. All the losses, all the injuries, all the grief of a lifetime dumped there, layer after layer holding you back from your life. Holding you out of your heart.
Push in. Breathe that into your heart.
Let your heart at last experience all those parts of your life you have pushed away.
So little room in our hearts for our pain. Let it in. Receive it with mercy instead of fear or judgment.
Cradle your pain in your heart. Let each breath gently rock that cradle.
All the pain in our heart we have tried so long not to feel, now drawn in with each breath. Fear says stop, but gently continue in mercy for yourself and the deep healing.
Push in gently to the fear. Gently but firmly. Not as punishment but as a willingness to go beyond old protections and devices for escape. Past the old fears. Have mercy on you. Let this pain you have been trying to elude come into the heart of healing.
So much pain.
So much posturing.
So much hiding there.
A lifetime of fear, of anger, of distrust.
Let it in. Let it in.
It is so hard to live with our hearts closed. It is so hard to live armored and frightened. Unavailable to life, to ourselves.
Let the tender heart receive all those parts of you that say it is self-indulgent to forgive yourself. That cruel, merciless judgmental mind. That cold indifference toward the suffering of others and ourselves. Let these griefs dissolve into the opening heart.
Breathe them into your heart. Let them melt. Let them be healed.
All the pain in this world, all the fear of this world. All the moments we have hated ourselves. All the moments we would have rather been dead, armored right there at the center of the chest, melting.
All the times we couldn't say what we wanted to because we were afraid we wouldn't be loved. All the times we wondered what love really was. All the times we were disappointed, there at the center of the chest.
So much holding. Breathe that pain into your heart. Let it in.
Let it in.
Each breath drawn in through the griefpoint carries the pain right into the center of our heart.
So much room in our heart for our pain when we let go of the armoring and resistance. It is difficult to open to this grief-pain in our tiny body, in our fragile mind, so breathe it into the enormous heart.
The heart of mercy drinks from our pain. Let it in.
All the fear that we are less than good in God's eyes, that we are not the beloved. Breathe it in.
All the fears that we have fallen out of grace, that we are cursed and unlovable held right there in the griefpoint. Breathe it in.
A lifetime of pain. Breathe it in.
Push into that point. Notice how part of our grief comes from trying to keep grief under control. This mercilessness with which we reject ourselves repeatedly. This often unkind mind, this fearful child we carry.
Have mercy on you. Let it in your heart. Let it break your heart at last.
Let it in.
So much of ourselves pushed aside. So much shame and mercilessness. All the places we will not forgive ourselves. All the places we are diminished. The despair, the helplessness, breathe it in.
Breathe it in.
Let the breath take the pain to the center of your heart.
The heart has room for it all. Let it in.
Have mercy on you. Let the pain in past the fear.
All the moments that we weren't loved and weren't loving.
All the parts of ourselves we've coldly disregarded, regarded with mercy at the griefpoint, warmly drawn into the healing heart. All the self-cruelty. All our unwillingness to love ourselves. All our judgment.
Each breath bringing old mind into the heart, melting in the embrace of such kindness and care.
The armoring falling away, exposing the luminescent whorl of the heart center. Our shimmering nature discovered just beyond our pain. The sense of loss flickering in the enormity.
Each breath drawing in gratitude for the moments shared with those we have loved and lost. And gratitude for the mystery of connection.
The fear of a lifetime melting into the heart. Push ever so gently into it. Breathe that healing mercy right into your heart. An enormous energy. Let it in.
Just let that energy into your heart.
Draw the shadows into the light.
The armoring disintegrating.
The griefpoint dissolving into the touchpoint of the heart. Hard-edge sensations softening. Dissolving into loving kindness.
Bringing home the lost child. The heart embracing the mind with the soft breath of mercy and the tender caress of forgiveness.
As the griefpoint becomes the heartpoint, the body begins to hum. Feel the cells like a dry sponge absorbing this mercy and deep kindness.
As the griefpoint surrenders its pain to the heart the pained contents of the mind float in the spaciousness of mercy and awareness. The feelings of separation increasingly become a sense of inseparability from that loved one, from ourselves.
Now let your hand come gently away from the griefpoint, let your hands settle into your lap.
Take the pressure off that point.
And notice that there seems to be an opening where the ache used to be.
You can feel the touchpoint of the heart when you take your hand away.
Breathe in and out of that point. This is the breath of the heart. Let awareness of the flow between the world and your heart be your constant companion.
Let the pain which drew your attention to the heart be an initiation into the healing you took birth for.
May all beings be free of suffering.
May all beings focus the spacious heart on the pained mind.
May all beings know the joy of their great deathless nature.
by Stephen Levine
on the path of life it is prudent to be aware of what our focus is,
what our attitude is, what our intention is~~
our thoughts/intentions/attitude affects everything
in a bigger way then we may realize... they hold a vibration...
we are creating in each moment.... our creations are affected by our vibration...
when we come from a place of love, or a higher vibrational energy,
we attract this to all we do, say, all our actions
& reactions are surrounded & filled with this loving vibration...
what a wonderful world we would create were all of us
to be in this vibrational frequency as we create & interact with those around us....
what a blessing this would be for us as we gather our food/ from the garden
or the market, as we prepare our food &
as we nourish our bodies with this food,
for it to be a loving vibrational frequency....
just imagine the pure potentiality of possibilities
to come from a loving vibration, to create with a loving vibration.......
this also goes for our self...
when we love our self, & accept our self, we grow & change....
when we are harsh, judgemental, critical of self,
it makes us feel awfull!!! same thing when we do this to others....
maintaining & radiating a vibration of LOVE!!!
brightest blessing as you journey forward~
often times it's a a really big challenge to see the goodness in our world with so many ugly situations currently spinning about. personally i have my own stuff i am dealing with. & yet there is goodness & i believe most folks are good at heart!!! i like this idea, & just printed out this little calendar as a daily reminder, lots of good ideas here, if you can not come up with your own, i am gonna commit to this during this Season of Lights to do my best to shine kindness !!
I love the Earth so big and round
I love the sky and sea & earthy ground
I love the birds & dogs & cats
I love the wolves and bears and bats
I love the flowers, rocks and trees
I love the air we all breath...
I love the seasons as they come & go
I love how nature circles & flows
I love love love how it feels to be & see....
I love the Earth and she loves me!
hugs of love, earthdeva/molly
working with your energy centers/chakras
did you ever wonder where all those un-felt/unexpressed emotions go to live??
perhaps it never occurred to you to even wonder....
i often wondered these things, still wonder lots of stuff....just me being me ~
all those un-felt/ unexpressed emotions stay with you...
& they accumulate & perhaps even copulated & recreated as new
emotions that continue to go unexpressed.....
or perhaps you knowingly push/shove them away or
you may even think you have done a good job of dismissing those emotions....
however the fact is>>>>
you carry them around with you like baggage or worse yet garbage!!!....
they clog you up & bog you down.....
they are heavy ugly burdens....
these unfelt/unexpressed emotions, become like monsters in yer head!!
they become the aches & pains in your joints, muscles or organs ....
& eventually they become the sickness & disease in your body.
the bigger the charge/volt/button that comes with an emotion/reaction
to someone or something is in fact a lesson/gift, to show you
where you are wounded, where your lessons of remembering are.....
emotions are interesting.... they can be comforting or challenging...
best way to deal with them instead of no feeling, is to be present with them,
each & everyone of them ( yes all of them).... in the moment if at all possible, or near as the moment as possible...
if need be, tell your self, you will feel & express said emotion as soon as you feel it is safe to do so!
then feel.... cry ,shout , rant rave... but get it out!!!! no more holding, promise self, no more holding, shoving,stuffing. or burying of any emotion!!!!!
express yourself!!!! freely & completely is the ultimate goal~~~
it is a beautiful gift to give yourself... & discover who is beneath all that baggage~~
so unearthing all the unexpressed emotions is a huge part of your shadow work......
& you can do it!!! believe me it becomes easy simple & effortless.... & feels so much
better then dragging all the shit around with you for eons!!!!
the lower 3 energy centers: the root, creative/sacral, solar plexus chakras
are ruled by the mother, & our intuition our feminine nature.... they keep us grounded to the earth.
the heart center/chakra in the center of our being, is the place where
the masculine & feminine meet & blend & join.....
the upper 3 centers; the throat/communication,
the 3rd or minds eye, the crown chakra
are our spirit/ masculine, what connects us to creator source/God,
& governed by divine inspiration....
all the chakras/energy centers are important~
we require all our chakras to be AN open & complete & in balance!!
when we are aware of the existence & presence of our energy centers/chakras
we are empowered & enabled to work with them to assist in cleansing
& balancing them..... to remove/ release all the excess baggage
we have been carrying around...
this is part of the daily spiritual hygiene, part of our spiritual awakening
& growing in consciousness....© 2012
brightest blessings~ earthdeva/molly
"I flow with the rhythm of life.' "A voice for the trees"
“No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.”
~~John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Black Friday is a symptom of our broken attitudes!!!
Let's change that!!
"We need a different system!!"
I LOVE the idea/practice of a day of gratitude & thanksgiving!
HOWEVER; I Do not support
the history of thanksgiving day!nor Do not support black Friday
consumerism day!!!That being said :::::>
I honor all my on line family & friends,
I am grateful
& so very thankfull for your presence in my life,& the love, goodness & joy you all generously share.
molly rice ~~aka earthdeva