I Rise Up

A lifetime habit of putting yourself down and believing you’re not good enough or capable enough, or educated enough, doesn’t end just because you said a mantra, journaled about it, affirmed that you are worthy.  Or because you became more spiritual, are meditating or saying positive affirmations…

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A lifetime habit of putting yourself down is a work in progress and no matter how far you’ve come, those crazy old I’m not good enough thoughts, I don’t know enough, I don’t measure up, let me not get too big, show off.  I’m not whatever – enough – will when you least expect them to, they will creep back into your consciousness, stop you dead in your tracks, and leave you frozen in time unable to move.  And the thing is that you may not even notice that you’re inside the self doubting yourself roller coaster…

You have to always be conscious of the thoughts that are inside you ruling you.  When you become aware and realize, just stop for a minute, and ask yourself –

Is that really true?  Do I really believe that I’m not good enough? Do I really believe I’m not worthy enough? Or, deserving enough?  Do I really want to make myself less important?  Maybe you want to journal about it and go deeper, there is always another deeper layer, and find out where these thoughts are coming from, or why.  And when the answer rises, say thank you, thank you, thank you, and – rise up!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

August – A Month of Pampering Yourself

There are many ways that we can pamper ourselves.  Take a hot bath with scented oils.  Get a massage.  Take a nap.  Buy ourselves flowers, a gift, take a walk in nature, see a movie with a friend…but we don’t think about pampering ourself with the thoughts that we allow to overtake our mind and body.

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Every thought that we have holds either a negative or positive energy that affects our entire selves.  Our thoughts don’t just stay in our mind, they filter through to every cell in our body.  They get embedded in our blood, our skin, our bones.  They get into every nook and crevice.  They park themselves inside of us creating havoc in our bodies if they are negative thoughts.

Every thought dictates our well being.  Every thought heals us or not, makes us feel happy or not, loving or not, angry or not.  Every thought creates a feeling which creates an emotion, which creates our experience, which creates our actions. And with every thought we have every day, we’re living and experiencing our life.

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I’m making August a month of mindful pampering for me.  Reminding myself every week of another area I’ve been neglecting.  Life happens and things just get away from me and I have to bring myself back to what’s important for me.  Living everyday mindfully and consciously aware of what thoughts and words I allow into my mind and body.  What I allow to rule, regulate and shape me, helps me to stay more open to what’s important for me, and that is filling myself with loving healing energy and connected with Divine Mother.

What I do is I set my intention to be conscious of negative thoughts I’m holding on to.  It may be something someone said at work, or something that I’m thinking about myself. Words that I’m using to berate myself, thoughts of not being good enough…I stop myself, I thank that thought for being here and I tell it I don’t need it anymore and I change it to a positive thought.  I only hold on to good loving thoughts about myself.  

My trick for reminding myself to only hold on to words and thoughts that are empowering for me, is I place sticky notes around my house to remind myself.  I’ll write on them – be conscious of your thoughts.  I’ll place a sticky note on my bathroom mirror, on my refrigerator, on my computer, on the table where I sit, on the dashboard of my car, anyplace where I will see them throughout the day.   I deserve good thoughts.  This works like magic.

Inner calm, a feeling of peace, living at a higher vibration.  Feeling in harmony with universal forces, manifesting our desires, all of this happens when we remove the negative thoughts that block us, limit us, disempower us, that are influencing our every day living.

So make August a month of pampering yourself with thoughts that uplift and heal!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Getting Un-stuck

OK I really need help here, there are times that I just can’t leave work on Friday and leave it all behind me and pick it up again on Monday.  No matter how much I try I need closure, I need to finish what has started, I need to address issues…I cannot put them aside, shelve them neatly in my mind, lock them behind a closed cabinet. I can’t seem to disengage from the words that are like stuck in my mind, playing themselves over and over, and I carry them with me for the entire weekend because of course always things come up on Friday.

quote8This keeps me stuck and all the things I had planned on accomplishing during the weekend I can’t seem to get into.  I’m stuck inside this negative energy and I’m unable to open the way for love and kindness and creativity and whatever other amazing things want to embrace me.  I’ve tried meditating, going out for a walk.  I tried going through my photos, taking photos, writing, food shopping,  cooking, do the lesson from the course that I’m taking…Like I said, I’m usually mostly pretty good at getting un-stuck, but there are those times that no matter what I do, I can manage to quiet those swirling thoughts for a bit, but then they come back again and again. They are there and they overtake me.

Does this happen to you? Love to know what you do, how do you disengage and get unstuck from it all.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Open

Open to your inner cravings.

Look at them.

What are they?

Are they pushing you, pulling you, enticing you, calling to you to meet them? To pick them up and create with them?  To let them out?

Are they dancing on the edges of your being?

Are they singing your song?

Open

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There are inner cravings that I cannot get away from. No matter what I do, they are there.  They are a part of me beckoning at me, calling at me, they are wanting to be heard, to be shown, to be drawn out into the open. I cannot ignore them they don’t leave me alone, they are always there pulling, pushing at me wanting to be let out. To shine in the world.  It doesn’t matter if  I’m not in the mood, or if I’m lazy, or tired, they even wake me from my sleep… they don’t go away they are always right there underneath the surface and I cannot hide from them. I must tend to them, they are like the weeds in my garden they are persistent and insist on coming out, persistent in growing where they want to grow, and I have to make the way.

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I’m inside a transformation right now, moving away from the used to be me and opening to a new me.  A me I’m not familiar with, entering a higher level of consciousness a place I walk unsteady in.  I know that I’m unfolding and I have grown into this new place, i can’t not go, I have to, I must. Even though the path in front of me I cannot see, this is the natural progression for my soul.

My life seems to be on hold for a moment while in this transition, while i find my way.  Everything I believe is expanding.  Everything I want to write I haven’t been able to.  The old way is falling away and the new is taking form inside a higher vibration.

I have crossed over the threshold, and armed with trust and faith I’ve taken the first step.  A new consciousness is being birthed in me and I am now present, ready, I allow, I open.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Every Moment Holds Possibilities

Every moment holds a richness within it that is waiting to be unlocked. A world of new possibilities, of unlimited potential, of opportunities, of miracles and magic. Of feelings yet unknown, of experiences yet to uncover. Of great mysteries to be unveiled.possibilities3

Every moment offers us the possibilities to change our life, to uplift ourselves, to look at what we want to hold on to and what we want to let go of.

Every moment is filled with new choices we can make, a new path we can take, a new project we can start.

In every moment we can nourish our souls, we can decide to…take another step towards our dream. Renew. Change. Become empowered.  Open a new door within.

With every moment we can –

Let go of judgment.

Leave toxic relationships.

Create a new vision for ourselves.

We can –

Dream bigger.

Forgive.

Accept.

Be gentle with our self.

Get curious.

Love.

In every moment lies the opportunity to open to our Great Mother and become the co-creators of our life together with Her.

In every moment lies endless possibilities…

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

 

Open to the Wild Within

Open to the wild within and touch the wild that is waiting for you. Greet Her with love and look on Her with owe, feel a sense of belonging – you already know Her she’s been with you all of your life and over many other lifetimes since the beginning of your soul.  She’s been with you guiding you and loving you, embracing you in Her compassion. You heard Her, felt Her, followed Her wisdom when you were open enough and trusting enough. She is the wise woman inside you, the Divine Mother; open up to Her, let Her reveal the universe to you. Love yourself in all of Her glory – she’s moving mountains for you.

Know that everything happens in divine timing, if you’re reading this you’re here for a reason, your soul has brought you to here to these words. Listen to yourself.  Open that door to within; the great Divine Goddess is waiting for you to unfold into Her.

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Do you trust the wisdom from within you?

Do you have a relationship with yourself?  With your inner wild self?  Do you know who she is?  Do you know She is You? Do you love Her/yourself completely, without judgment, without criticism? Do you accept yourself totally?  Do you say loving words to yourself?

Open up to your own inner being, let the door to your heart open, and be open minded and allow for the process of healing to begin.

You are love, you came from love and you will return to that love. Allow yourself to experience all the love that is waiting to embrace you.

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Open your heart to yourself – let transformation begin, let Her love explode inside you, this is the way to begin your healing.  Start to love yourself – this is where Divine Mother is waiting for you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018