Design Your Own Life Style

“The way you live your days is the way you live your life.” ~ Annie Dillard

Your life is a life style all your own, and you’re the only one designing and creating every single detail in the style that you decide.Tree shadow.jpegLarge

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You hold the power over all energies – bringing them to light – making them so.Leaf on ground.jpegYou have your own way of seeing things.  You have your own set of beliefs that you have acquired and are holding onto – that dominate, rule and regulate and shape the outcome of each of your thoughts.

Your’e the only one who can have the final say so, you’re the final decision maker.  Even when you think you don’t have a choice, you do, you’re the one making the choice of no choice.  You’re the one holding the magic key to your life and consciously or unconsciously, whether you want to admit it or not, you’re the one creating every single moment.3 cactus.jpegYou have the responsibility for your life and you can either accept that you are the mover and the shaker of your own journey, or you can hide away and just let life pass you by because with or without you – life will pass – life will change – life will move – life doesn’t wait – life is creating it doesn’t stand still.

You’re a miracle and you have the power to reinvent and change the course of your life,  to reach for the stars – to re-design – re-shape – re-structure – to change what you don’t like.

Step into your life, sprinkle some magic and design your own unique life style.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to chat.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

I Remember…Never Again

Today I stand with my brothers and sisters all around the world to commemorate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, a day remembered around the world. It was today January 27, 1945 that the Soviet troops first entered the death camp Aucshwitz-Birkenau in Poland January 27, 1945; they were the first to enter the camps.

Both my mother and father were holocaust survivors, each the only survivor out of their entire families. In 1940 in one minute in time their entire life as they knew it was turned upside down and changed forever.   Everyone and everything they loved was ripped out of their heart and they were thrown into places where hell itself would have been paradise instead.

They survived five years of starvation, torture, degradation. They lived in fear of being chosen to be killed, or to be taken and used for experiments, every single second of every single day for five years.   They saw with their own eyes the horrors for which I have no words to describe.

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My mother spoke about her life, the horrors that she endured that others endured every single day from the time I was born till the day she passed away. The only thing I know about my father is what my mother told me, he never talked about it, his pain did not leave his heart and he passed away when I was 13 years old.

As a child I didn’t understand the words but I felt her pain, the tears that ran down her face, her words those were the fairytails I grew up with.

She was the most courageous woman I have ever known.  She was sentenced to be killed three different times, and each time she escape her death sentence by some miraculous way. I don’t know from where she mustered up the strength to live when each second for five long years seemed like an eternity.

My parents biggest dream was to live in peace, to come to America where their children could have a better life. My father never saw that dream come true.   My mother sacrificed everything she had to make this a reality for my brother and me. When we came to America was the first time I saw my mother smile really smile and laugh and sing. She was the most generous woman I know, always giving of herself and she always loved me unconditionally even through the years that I didn’t understand.

Today I light a candle in remembrance of all the more than 6 million Jews and the non Jews who were killed at the hands of the Nazis. I honor their memory.

I remember.

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2017

Monday Magic

I BELIEVE IN ME!

is a powerful affirmation that will move you forward from thinking small to thinking big.  From not trying to achieving.  From fear to unlimited potential.  From being scared to doing it anyway.

Sprinkle a little magic on yourself and believe in yourself – believe that you can do it, that you are important, that you will succeed, believe in the magical and watch doors open, mountains move, walls break down.

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You are unlimited potential and endless possibilities.

You can’t step into your power and live your purpose without believing in yourself.

It takes faith, determination and lots of courage to step out and say I BELIEVE IN ME!

Carry this affirmation with you and say it to yourself throughout the day.  You may not believe it at first, say it anyway, say it with intention and feelings.  Say it first thing in the morning, declare it to the universe and to yourself –

I BELIEVE IN ME!

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2017

 

 

A Little About Tarot

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tarot.

There are mysteries and magic in the Tarot that are golden keys to getting deeper into yourself.  Every time I draw a card I’m blown away by the guidance and the messages the cards offer.  They are tools to unlock the unconscious and to go beneath the surface into the otherworld.

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I actually had been thinking about Tarot for years but never really did anything about it, it was just a thought I didn’t know anything about Tarot, I thought it was a fortune telling thing.  I got my first deck in 2015, but I couldn’t really get connected with it.  Last year I took a class and bought the RWS deck more because for the class, I wasn’t attracted to those either.  So I just kind of dabbled in and out of Tarot for over a year until one day there it was, that emotional connection, and everything about Tarot changed.

When you first look at it there’s so much to learn that it can be overwhelming but, I’m giving myself the gift of learning the Tarot, I know it’s not something you can learn and know overnight.  But I can’t put it down, Tarot is in my heart and under my skin.

The Tarot can wake the giants inside you and open the doors to magical gardens.

Every thing has meaning it’s filled with myth, symbols, numbers. There are the elements and scenes, humans and non-humans in the cards. Nature, astrology, fantasy…

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The same card may reveal to you at times different secrets that it’s holding for you. The interpretation of the card can be slightly different from one day to the next and one deck to the next. It all depends on you. They touch upon your emotions; they invite your intuition to reveal them. Oh and lets not forget the flowers, animals, colors and the elements, each revealing a unique aspect of itself you can spend a lifetime learning Tarot and still not know every thing.

There are endless possibilities and infinite wisdom hidden in the visions and meanings of the cards.  It’s a great way of letting your intuition do the talking and getting in touch with your soul.

They are visual way showers. Gateways to the light and shadow parts hidden within you. They are transformational. That’s the beauty of the Tarot it’s filled with mystery giving you a glimpse into your own constantly changing inner world.

They are a mirror of you, they reflect back to you your own inner psyche.

They will point you to where you are on your journey. Within them lie the answers for you to unfold.  They will open your eyes to a situation.

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And the funny thing about Tarot is, (if you’re feeling drawn to them don’t say I didn’t warn you,) is that you can’t have just one deck, or at least I can’t. It’s like eating one potato chip. They draw you to them, they become a part of who you are.

I don’t look at Tarot as a means to foretelling the future, I don’t believe any system can do that, but I do look on them as a means of divination. To learning about myself. To uncovering the mystery that wants to be seen.

And all I know is that everyday when I draw a card it’s the absolutely perfect card, depicting where I am in true raw form.

I am in love with Tarot.

Right now I’m taking a course with Susannah Conway, 78 Mirrors, it’s fabulous.  And I’m signed up for a class with Caroline Donahue,  Story Arcana so excited for this.

Are you a Tarot lover?  What are your favorite Tarot cards?  Would love to know.

Featured Tarot cards above are:

Osho Zen Tarot

The Mary El Tarot (my favorite right now)

RWS Tarot

The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Gilded Tarot

Tarot of the Sidhe

Blessings

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

Edges

Life always asks us to come to the edge and it’s always up to us if we’re going to let go and fly off… or stand there enveloped by fear imprisoned inside our own thoughts, those ones that keep us enslaved in our past.

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Yes, we all have gone through emotional or physical abuse, had some horrific experiences, maybe some of us more than others, but we always have a choice – do we want to allow that what happened in the past to rule and regulate us in the now, in this present moment, as we stand here on the edge of a new beginning?

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Or, do we allow ourselves the freedom to let go of it’s grasp and we fly off the edge knowing that God is holding us, moving us forward opening us to new experiences, to a new understanding, to a deeper love, to a new song that is waiting to be born inside us.

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Life moves us whether we like it or not, life does not stand still.  We may stand still inside our selves, but life goes on.

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We cannot know this new song stirring within, if we are not willing to let go and fly off that edge into the mystery…

Here’s to flying…

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

I’m Celebrating the End of My 60’s

I’m celebrating – Yes, I’ll be 70 in November and I’m celebrating the end of my 60’s.

My 60’s were all about finding revelation, looking for salvation. Searching for the mystery that grabbed a hold of me.  Opening and getting to the life force within me. Searching for a deeper knowing.  A wisdom that was beckoning from somewhere deep within.

My 60’s have been a decade of pushing, digging, breaking through walls I didn’t even know existed. Walls I built up and kept from the time I was a small child. Tall walls. Big fat hard walls. Walls of steal.

 

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It’s been a decade of finding my way through the thickest of forests. Climbing impossible mountains and swimming in the deepest of oceans, in order to move beyond, to tear down, to unlock the chains that inhibit me and keep me hidden.  To get passed it all, to reach a new place. Little pebbles, stones, big stones and even huge stones, I’ve kicked them all out of the way. I’ve had help from Kali, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lakshmi, Freya, Holy Mother, my angels, spirits, animal spirit guides, ancestors, Lord Ganesha. And there have been some wonderful teachers along the way and books and courses that I took that helped in unlocking the mystery.

I unearthed, uncovered, met my shadow self head on and got rid of inner critics that were telling me I’m not enough and replaced them with affirmations of glorious self worth, YES.

And finally, finally I’ve torn down the FEAR wall, the biggest one of all. You know, that wall that keeps you from stepping into your power. The wall that stops you dead in your tracks. The one that screams – N O T  G O O D  E N O U G H -written in huge letters all over it. Fear will paralyze you. Fear will keep you from your worth. Fear will keep you in your small place.  It’s that one wall that I held on to the tightest. It took lots of courage, strength and tenacity.  It took trust, faith and surrender, to move it out of the way.

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I’ve learned much along the way; I’ve uncovered much about my inner world. I’ve come to know myself in a way I’ve never before.  In other words I’m celebrating getting through. Finding me. Yes ME!  And the greatest find of all is the revelation of My Goddess.

I Am.  I Am.  I Am.

Ready for a brand new hight of consciousness, a journey that holds promise and new teachings and celebrations.

Celebrate with me, come and share your thoughts.

Blessings

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016