Finding Wonder and Joy in Every Day

When I pull up the shades and this is what I see, it makes my soul sing with joy.

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A few days ago I fell and by some divine miracle I didn’t hurt my surgery knee, (from which I’m still not fully recovered,) nor did I  completely kill myself.  I am bruised and still feel the fall, but I’m OK.  It’s been four months since the surgery, and I haven’t been able to really go outside and walk around looking for wonder to photograph.

I started off this year with the word “mindfulness” and as the year progressed two other words attached themselves to me, “joy” and “wonder”.  And so far it’s been a real gift to find joy and wonder in the everyday things.  This morning I pulled up the shade and I was immediately struck by this gorgeous view.   I usually don’t photograph airplanes, nor are there many flying over my house, but there it was, the sky the airplane the trees the colors, I could feel the beauty and the view just hit me, a gift to my senses.

Wonder and joy are all around us, they are in our every day no matter where we are, we can find it if we’re open to it.  I feel joy washing the pots I used to cook my dinner in, I love feeling the warm water run through my fingers.  I feel great joy cleaning my kitchen after dinner, feeling grateful for another end of a day and leaving it clean and ready for the morning.

The most important part to bringing a moment of joy and wonder into our day is to want to.  It’s our choice, we get to decide, we can set our intention to be mindful, and open to see wonder in the things that we do or look at every day.

Do you look for a moment of wonder and joy in your days? Come and join in the fun and share your moment, I’d love to know.

Wonder Joy Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

The Universe is Always Responding to Us and Guiding Us

We live in a glorious Universe that is always communicating with us and is always giving us what we ask for.  The thing is that we’re not always aware of this, and whether we know this consciously or not, the Universe is always responding to us.  When we keep ourselves open, believe, have faith in that it will be given to us, and know without a doubt that what we ask for will appear – we will see it.   For me, I don’t always see what is right in front of me (LOL) that’s why when I ask for something, I always ask that the Universe make it so clear that there’ll no mistaking that this is the answer.

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I’ve been asking for a book that will open my heart and yesterday while looking at Five Minute Friday on Instagram, an online writing community that I like to follow, I noticed this book on their page that attracted me, so I immediately went to Amazon to check it out.  When I hit enter, the second that it came up, my entire body started to tingle.  That’s not something you can make yourself feel.   And not just a slight tingling, and not just on my left side, where I’ve experienced it before,  but this was a tingling that was in my entire body and it was so strong that there was no way I could miss it.  I stopped what I was doing, closed my eyes, and just sat with this vibration that was electrifying in me.

There is no  doubt in my mind that the Universe guided me to this book, I didn’t even need to read the excerpt to know that there’s something magical and special here and I need to read.

Have you had an experience that was so obvious to you that you couldn’t ignore it?  Please feel free to share, I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

Look Into Yourself You already Know

WOW! It’s August already.   Starting August with a reminder that you already have everything you need to know inside of you.  Turn inward ask the answers will come.

There are times when I really question all that I know, and I get stuck in a place where I just don’t believe that I can, or that I am, and what I know.  A couple of days ago when I was writing in my journal, questioning myself, these words came out of me and appeared on the page, and when I read them back to myself, I knew these are the words of my higher-self, my inner Goddess, letting me know that I do know.  I didn’t see it at first but later that evening I had a AHA moment, that revealed the wisdom.  She said…

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deep in your soul you know

you know what you want

you know what you need

you know how it is

you know why you know how you know where and what and who

deep in your soul, you know – you know who YOU are

you know it all

deep in your soul you’re perfect, you’re pure love, you’re magnificent you’re ageless

you’re brilliant

you’re whole

you’re the light of the Universe

deep in your soul you hold forgiveness without judgement

deep in your soul you’re the one

deep in your soul angels are singing your song

deep in your soul – you know!

August Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

 

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

 

Happy March Full of Possibilities!!!

“There’s joy in the mountains; There’s life in the fountains; Small clouds are sailing, Blue sky prevailing;”        ~ “Written in March” by William Wordsworth

Life is a journey of seasons and March is the season that brings forth possibilities, hope and a renewed sense of wonder and magic.Single flower.jpeg

This morning I pulled up the shade on my window and the first thing I saw were my neighbors trees with blossoming flowers and it hit me – oh wow, Spring is here.

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March is the month that opens the doorway to new possibilities.  It’s the month that awakens Mother Earth, can you feel her stirring under your feet with delight?

For me March feels like I’m waking from a long slumber. I can feel a new energy in the air.  It’s time to clean house, to re-examine what I’ve planted into the soul of the universe.  What needs to be weeded out, re-thought, it’s the time to clear away and make room for something better and new.

I feel the possibilities that lie ahead, the movement of change and newness stirring.

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Gift yourself the freedom to choose the perfect seeds for your growth.  Pull out the weeds, kick away any stones, break down the walls that are blocking the sun from shining on your soul’s dreams.

Set new intentions that align more with your energies to bring your dreams to life.

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Now is the time for moving forward in faith.  Focus in.  Move with courage and trust that your seeds are being nourished for the highest good.  Bless them and allow the Universe to grow them.

Feel free to share your intentions, thoughts, your comments in the space below, love to chat.

Blooming Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Give Yourself a Brake

“You don’t always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breath, trust, let go and see what happens.” ~ Mandy Hale

I started out knowing exactly what I wanted to write for this week of February Love last week it was Spend Time With Your Dreams and this week it was going to be – clearing space. Yes, that’s what I planned, (so I thought) I even had a rough draft ready but as the days slipped out from under me it just wasn’t happening.  I couldn’t get myself to read what I wrote, I didn’t feel it, I didn’t know how to write it, I kept on procrastinating every day and I couldn’t approach it, it was stuck inside me and I couldn’t get to it.  It was feeling more like a burden than a joy, and I started to tell myself all the negative stuff that doesn’t serve me.  Everyday that passed I got more frustrated and stressed at not being able to write it.

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In all of this I forgot to have some self compassion for myself and give myself a break.  Instead of stressing over this, beating myself up and berating myself, I needed to remember that every day cannot be the same, and sometimes the plans that we have so carefully and thoughtfully laid out, are just not meant to be, they are not happening.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

I forget that there’s a Universal Force that is greater than me and always knows what is best for me and for all.  Opening to this Universal Force is not always clear to me, I stumble and resist until I realize wait a minute, let me let go and let the Universe do it. Maybe writing about clearing space was not meant for now, someday but not now.

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So last night I went to sleep trusting that the Universe will give me the perfect words.  This morning I opened myself up to allowing what wants to be written to come through, and here I am writing about letting go, allowing Spirit to shine through.  I’m reminding me and you about – compassion for yourself, giving yourself a break, letting go, know that you’re always supported by a loving force and allow the magic to happen.

The love for this week…

Give yourself some self compassion – give yourself a brake – instead of beating yourself up over not being able to do what you had planned – get out of the way and allow what wants to come through.  Be conscious of the Universal Force that knows what is best and let it shine through you.

And I have to say that this feels really good and perfect as I am writing it.

What about you?  Are you giving yourself a brake?  What do you do to give yourself self compassion.  Are you letting Spirit shine through you?  Leave a comment and let us know, love to hear from you.

Sending you lots of love and blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017