Helpful Tip to Get Your Dream Going

Spend a few minutes in the morning before you start your day before emails, iPhone, Instagram, Facebook…it doesn’t have to be long, just a couple of minutes, just enough to remind yourself of your precious dream. If you have a vision board, look at it, envision the things on it.  Bringing your dream to the forefront of your mind will encourage you to take a step towards it, even a small step is a huge move towards the creation of your dream.

Maybe you need to develop it more, focus on it more…whatever you are in need of, bringing your dream out daily and looking at it, showering it with love,  will move it towards the creation of it.  What you’re doing by bringing it out daily is making it more attainable, more real, you’re affirming it’s existence, you’re saying YES to Universal Mind, YES – this is what I want.

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I read these words on my friend Diana Frajman’s blog Crone Confidence and I immediately felt like they were mine – create, teach, motivate.  Yes, that’s exactly it.  That’s what my dream is.  I changed them a bit for them to be more me – I create – I share/teach – I inspire.  I wrote them down on a sticky note and posted it on my refrigerator so I can see them all the time every day.  They are a part of my dream and looking at them as I pass by them I’m reminded of my passion, of what I’m meant to do and dream of doing.  They hold a special magic within them that I can’t explain.

I create

I share/teach

I inspire

If you can identify your dream in this way, do it.  If you have a title for your dream, write it and place it where you will see it all the time, or just write – my precious dream.  We all get busy and forget about our magic and we need reminders.  I love sticky notes (especially pink) they’re great and you can stick them on your computer, on your bathroom mirror, in your car…  This is one sure way to keep your dream in front of you trust in the process and grow it.

When you start your day bringing forward your precious dream in the morning, you will carry it with you throughout the day.  In this way it will become more real, more a part of you and you will get your dream going.

Can you start right now to bring your dream forward?  Share in the comments below, love to know what’s your process for reminders towards your dream.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Are You Leading with Toxic Thoughts

Letting go of toxic thoughts will allow you to open to your magnificence.

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Toxic thoughts hold you prisoner within themselves and close you to fresh ideas.  They keep you from opening up to new opportunities, envisioning a greater way for yourself and those you’re leading.

You can’t be a great leader while you’re filled with toxic thoughts, you know the ones – those thoughts that dictate all the negative actions that you take and all the bad feelings that you spread out.  Those that judge and criticize.  Those thoughts that are constantly saying that you can’t, someone else can’t, it’s not possible, it’s too hard…why can’t they…they are not good enough, you are not good enough…

When you’re a leader one of your greatest magic keys for success is to recognize the value in others.  But for as long as you’re walking around with toxic thoughts, you can’t see the good in others, you can’t recognize their skills and value.  You can’t lead with encouragement, you can’t inspire and uplift, not yourself not anyone.  You can’t evaluate situations, make decisions or institute change that is of benefit and fair.

Toxic thoughts emanate an aura of negativity that spreads out of you to all around you and out into the universe, so everyone you touch and beyond is affected by your toxic thoughts.  And most of all they hide your magnificence.

Lead from a place of positive energy.  Fill yourself with positive thoughts that will uplift and inspire not only you, but all around you.  Come from a place of how can you serve those you are leading.  Work on changing every toxic thought you have into a positive one and –

Let your MAGNIFICENT YOU shine out.

So, do you have toxic thoughts you need to get rid of?  Come and share in the comments below, love to chat.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Blessings

A Sabbath Love Note

A Sabbath love note –

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel

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No matter what

No matter who you are

No matter where you are

No matter your beliefs

No matter anything

You are a gift

You are special

Precious

Loved

Worthy

Deserving

You are a divine creation

A shining glory

Holy

You are beauty!

You’re invited to share Sabbath blessings in the comments below.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Do You Tend to Your Inner Seed

When you tend to your inner seed magic will grow!

With a total eclipse that is coupled with a new moon, the cosmic energies are stronger than ever inviting us to initiate change within ourselves and outside of ourselves.   It’s the time to set intentions, cut out fear and negative thoughts, dream our wildest dreams and place our thoughts on growing our inner seed. It’s time to move into a new energy a higher knowing, become aware of our inner strength and power.

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I’m taking a course with Janet Conner and Christine Pensa Express your Souls Beauty and we talked last week about having an inner seed.  I love the idea of an inner seed, never thought of it that way before.  We all have a seed inside us and that seed is either dormant or growing. We’re either allowing or holding back. Our seed will not reveal it’s precious treasure if we don’t allow, if we don’t give it love and nurture it. If we water our seed, if we remove all the trash that is blocking its growth, if we nourish it, our inner seed will reveal to us our creative splendor, our powers.

For the last few years I’ve had a word that accompanies me for the year, this year my word that elbowed her way in is “commitment”  I didn’t want commitment, it felt heavy, I wanted something magical, glorious, light.  But commitment didn’t let go of me and has been carrying me and teaching me and supporting me this year in ways that I never knew it could when it first showed up.  When I asked the universe for a guiding card for the year, “Throat Chakra” flew out of the deck, and all I can say is WOW what a combination – Commitment and Throat Chakra.

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This year I’ve committed myself to my writing, to removing  the negative rubbish and allowing my inner voice to emerge stronger and more authentic.  I have been tending to my inner seed in greater ways and right now I feel an inner urgency, I feel like there’s a volcano that is ready to erupt.  I’ve stepped into a deeper place of – knowing but not knowing – and I’m unsteady here in this new territory. I’m moving fast, transformation is happening fast, I can’t drag along self-pity and fear with me, there just is no room for that, I feel like those old negative energies are not a part of me anymore.  I have to pick up courage and trust and move because my inner seed is bursting open, and I’m being called to step out of my old self into a more authentic self and to use my voice in a greater way. (Throat Chakra)

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Your seed is holding your magic, it’s your creative center, it holds the wisdom of the universe within it.  It holds your talents and gifts that are unique to only you, it’s what you came here into this life to share. But, when you keep your inner seed dormant you’re not aligned with your higher purpose and you’re not expressing your souls blessings.

You are surrounded right now with abundant energies to nourish your inner seed and to make significant changes.  Ask for guidance, commit to letting go of old fears that limit you and negative energies that surround you.  Set new intentions.  Dream new dreams.  Set your course on self discovery and journey to within.  Open your heart to your inner gifts and tend to your seed – it’s from where your life is waiting to blossom out.

Are you ready to tend to your inner seed?  Come share your thoughts in the comment section below, love to chat.

Eclipse Blessings

Card is from Connected and Free, The Alchemist’s Oracle deck.  By inner hue.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Desert Beauty In My Neighborhood

“Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow! Grow!”~Talmud

This has just been one of those weeks where life happens and the week got away from me and before I knew it here we are and I have written nothing that I can share.  So although I don’t have any inspiring uplifting words for you, I hope you do enjoy some photos taken from around my neighborhood.

If you don’t live in the desert here’s a little taste of the beauty that surrounds me.

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I love clay pots.  This one is actually on the front lawn of one of my neighbors, photograph taken while on a nature walk with my granddaughter.

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There are many different varieties of succulent plants. There’s the Silver, there’s the Blue.  There’s the Graptopetalum which because of their plump rosettes they give visual weight and are great for the border of large containers. And did you know that succulents are a very low maintenance plant requiring water only once every 7-10 days or when soil is dry?  And sorry I forgot the name of these so if you know, please post in the comments below.

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I found this bug outside on my plant in my back yard just standing there like this for a while.  I’m not sure what kind of bug this is, but if you know share in the comments please.

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Bench in front of Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood Restaurant, love their salad bar.  Photo taken when out to dinner with my granddaughters.

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These are growing on the road right outside my house, I’m thinking Prickly Pear but not sure, if you know please leave the name in the comments.

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And I can’t end without mentioning these gorgeous butterflies who come to visit every summer, this one is outside the front of my house.

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No matter where you live you have a neighborhood, so go out, take a walk around, give some gratitude for the beauty that surrounds you and charm your soul.  I am grateful for the magic I see all around me every day and I’m delighted to share with you a bit of our desert love.

Feel free to share your photos and if you know the names of the cacti and bug, let me know in the comments below.

Dessert Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Are You Keeping Yourself Small

“The song that you’ve been holding back is the cause of your heart-ache.  Don’t wait! You’ve got to sing your song as if your whole life depends on It.” ~Michael Beckwith

What are you gaining by playing small.

By hiding yourself away.

By not stepping fully into the circle of life.

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What are you gaining by playing small.

By not picking up responsibility for your life.

By waiting for someone else to come along and decide for you.

By living inside guilt and shame and fear and blame and judgement and limitations…

Those are heavy dark energies to be carrying around with you.

They stand in the way of the light, they’re blocking the song of your soul.

And the truth is that, only you can remove the fears, only you can remove the guilt, only you can forgive yourself and others, only you can bring yourself out of the disempowering dark and into the higher light.   Only you can toss those dark companions you’re walking with to the wayside.

Only you can “sing your song” as Michael Beckwith says.

Staying small does not empower you, staying small keeps you hidden behind the wall of – who do you think you are, stop being a show off, what do you know, you’re not good enough…staying small keeps you in the field of victim, keeping the magic away from you.

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Only you can break through

Only you can say YES to your life

Only you can declare you’re ready

Ready

Ready

Ready

To live the life you are meant to live.

Only you can be in charge of your life, and actually small or grand consciously or not, you already are.  Only you can direct, only you can transform, only you can move the walls and only you can step through them and cross the threshold into the light and –

only you can open the door to your salvation.

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We each have a special purpose – a magical song inside us. We each have talents and gifts that we were blessed with that are unique to us, that only we have to give.  But, when we play small, we’re hiding from our greatness, we’re not living in the enchantment of our days, we’re not honoring ourselves – we’re not living our souls purpose.

Are you feeling like you’re holding yourself back, keeping yourself small?  Come share your thoughts in the comments below, love to chat.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017