Hello 2018 – How I’m Making this MY Year

Hello 2018 – I’ve decided that this is MY year.  The first of many more – MY YEAR!  I’m immersing myself in creativity, enchantment and other delightful adventures.  I’m starting this year really strong and rooted in not only creating but being a participant, a co-creator with universal forces in making this MY year.

I believe that the key to having a successful year of getting done what I’m intending to, is to plan, be actively involved and see my plan visibly in front of me every day.

To support me on my journey this year I joined two year long groups. The Wonder Club, with Victoria Smith and One Little Word 2018, with Ali Edwards. Each are packed with wonderful lessons to learn, ideas, lots of creativity and supportive communities.  Love them.

To hold it all together I bought a regular three ring binder and I’m calling it, My Magic Planner, which is a combination of a few things in one. Planner, scrapbook, magic.  Mostly it will hold my journey, month by month, my reminder that I want to step into a higher place. On the cover from the world of Tarot, I have The Queen of Wands by Emily Balivet. There’s much written about this queen, one of it being that she asks us to be bold and courageous in what we decide to do, and since I boldly and courageously decided that this is MY year, I think she’s a perfect guide.

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My magic planner and what to hold inside of it is in the process of unfolding, here’s what I have so far –

On the first of each month I’ll be picking two Oracle cards for guidance, possibilities and wisdom. These are the two cards that came up for me for this month.  “Expectation” from Connected and Free Oracle deck from Inner Hue, and “The Fates” from Wisdom of the Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.  Interestingly snake first showed up for me in January of last year and again in November of last year and here she is the first card for this year.  Mmmmmmm.

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I have a section that I’m calling Reminders – where I’m writing down things that I need to remember all the time so I don’t forget them.  I’m keeping this in the front for easy access.

I’m also creating a special section for Quotes and Affirmations that will show up.  I’m starting with this one I love from Mary Oliver “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.”  I also have a section for AHA moments. And my great accomplishments, no matter how big or small they matter.

I have dividers with pockets to divide each month and each section and I’ve placed words that highlight that month in each.  I used color index cards for this and they’re only attached with a clip so easy to move around and make changes.  I decorated this one with three little stars to give it some extra pizzazz.  I used silver and gold stick on stars that I found in Hobby Lobby.

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Things that I want to concentrate more on this year is, learning more about the Tarot and Oracle cards.  Photography, Instagram and other social media and my blog here.

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This year I’m hoping to add a couple of new areas to my blog.  One more about me and what I’m up to, more how to’s, and about leadership. Oh and of course I’ll be sharing more of my photography. I hope to continue to inspire and uplift you throughout this year.  I feel excited at the prospect and possibilities this year is holding out for me and a bit afraid at the same time.  But with “Trust” as my guiding word this year,  I’m committing to myself in a big way and this is the first step.

Thank you for following along with me, for your encouragement, and support, you inspire me.

I’d love it if you would share your planners, daily organizers, or whatever you use, love to see it.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

 

My Wish for You – 2018

May you finally let go of the chains that are holding you back – back from being your truest self and living each day inside your own super power.

May you find the courage to step out, to be seen, to be heard.

May you finally find the courage to lift up, to pick up the glory that illuminates around you.

May you open up and receive the beauty that is you.

May you heal your body, mind and soul.

May you finally recognize who you truly are and commit to living your life from a place of divinity,

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May you come to know the wisdom of your own being.

May you live wholeheartedly and embrace all the parts of who you are.

May you be ready to be truthful and committed to your dreams.

May you be inspired.

May you remember that every day holds great possibilities and each new moment can yield to a new creation.

May you be surprised by the magic, and may miracles fall upon you every day.

May you be filled with happiness, health and prosperity in all that you do.

May you find the love that is ready to blossom within you and is waiting for you.

May you recognize that you are unique, you are special, important, amazing.

You are.

This is  y o u r  year –  Celebrate your life every single day.

New Year Blessings for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018!!!

Please feel free to share my wish with your family and friends.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

It’s All About Ornaments & Holiday Things

This week it’s all about the ornaments and other Christmas things. I love looking at them in the stores and I love placing them around my home.  You can read my other two holiday posts here and here.

I bought this happy whimsical Santa a few years ago, it’s in my son’s office.

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And yes, I just love glitter and here’s a basket full of glitter ornaments, at Pier 1.

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Love these Santas too (big smile)

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I don’t have a Christmas tree, but I love to place ornaments and other Christmas things around my home, they fill me with joy and smiles.  🙂

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During this holiday season with all the family obligations, work obligations, children school plays, baking cookies, and all the rushing and buzzing around it’s easy to lose yourself in this pool of whirlwind activities and before you know it, the holiday is gone, another year has began and you’re exhausted.

So, take some me time. Sit and have a cup of hot something, put your feet up and just relax and give your mind and body a rest, even if it’s just for ten minutes, it’ll do wonders for you.

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Well beautiful friends, I’m taking my presents and going to hibernate in the North Pole for a couple of weeks LOL.  Looking forward to doing nothing and just relaxing, drinking some hot coco or tea.  Thinking and planning a bit for the next year.  Indulging in Christmas cookies and tamales and spending time with my family.

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Until 2018, a big thank you for being here with me.  Wishing you a wonderful Holiday and a healthy, happy, prosperous and blessed New Year, to you and your family – from my heart to yours.

Oh and come and join me, I’ll be popping in, so lets continue this 2017 holiday celebration with joy and wonder.  Post your own picture of your favorite ornament, (one only please) that fills you with joy, here in the comments bellow, or join me at my face book page, here , and join in the fun.

Lots of Love and Blessings always

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

 

 

It’s All About Wreaths this Week

I started this holiday season with beautiful Poinsettias, here, and this week it’s all about wreaths.

How I love wreaths.  I feel like my soul is jumping up and down for joy as I hang my wreath on my door. For me it’s a symbol of welcome, blessings, unity, wholeness, and inclusion. It represents infinity since there is no beginning and no end.  It holds within it the unending circle of life, the sun and the moon. It also symbolizes hope and joy.

This is the one on my front door, welcoming all with joy and blessings.

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Here are some photos I took in different stores, I love just looking at them.

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Can you tell I love wreaths? I love the ones with red berries and the ones made with sparkle, and bows, and I love the evergreen symbolizing growth and life.

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This holiday season is about opening our hearts to each other, releasing joy and love. It’s about welcome. It’s about blessings.  It’s about our precious gift – this life.

It’s a reminder that every single step of our inner journey is a pilgrimage. It’s a longing for unity with a power greater than ourselves.

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So come and join me, lets continue this 2017 holiday celebration with joy and wonder.  Post your own pictures of a wreath, (one only please) that fills you with joy, here in the comments bellow, or join me at my face book page, here , and join in the fun.

Happy Holiday Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Loving the Holiday Season Come Join the Fun

I love the holiday season and I love to surround myself with holiday things that make me feel happy.

I love the colors, the feeling, the food, the delicious smells of holiday.  I love Christmas dinner with my family, love the ornaments, love looking at all the decorations in the mall and in all the stores. I love going to Las Vegas at this time of the year and going to the different hotels to look at the decorations.  Every hotel has something different and  amazing, although I don’t think I’m getting there this year :(, and I love looking at the trees decorated with the lights and hearing the Christmas songs all over.  I love Christmas songs… and did I say I love the holiday season? So I decided to post some of my favorite things throughout this holiday season, and I’m starting with the Christmas flower, Poinsettia.

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This is also a time of the year when I hold my mother dearly in my heart, and I remember and miss our time together.  We went to the mall often throughout the year, but during this holiday season it was always more special for us.  We would just walk around looking at everything Christmas, window shopping with smiles from ear to ear on our faces.  And of course we always had a cup of something hot, mostly tea, at the eatery and watch all the people walking by carrying bags filled with goodies.

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So here we are, and I’m taking a journey through a month full of wonder and magic.

This holiday season invites us to open our heart to look within and to give out the beauty that lives within us.  Lets open to, and allow the magic of this season to capture our imagination and our hearts. Spend a few minutes each day, if you can, just becoming aware of the love the mystery of this universe is extending to you.  And don’t worry you’ll still have plenty of time to rush around.

I invite you to join me in celebrating the last month of 2017 with joy and wonder.  Post your own pictures of Poinsettias, (one only please) that uplift you, here in the comments bellow, or join me at my face book page, click here , and join the fun.

Happy Holiday Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017

Magical December

What if you lived each day in December inspired?

What if you decided to listen to your inner voice –

What if you took a journey into your heart and wrote down one thing you’re grateful for each day –

What if you –

Aligned with Mother Nature

Listened to the birds singing their song in the early morning hour –

Noticed the tree that’s been growing right in front of you but you haven’t seen, not really.

What if you believed in yourself?

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Connect with the vision that you’re holding of yourself –

What one thing can you change about yourself, what one thing can you give up, what one thing can you open yourself up to.

What are the conditions that you will not negotiate, that you will not live without?

What if you gave yourself a few minutes of ME time each day?

Ten minutes to write your thoughts into a journal –

What if you made a list of all the things you like, all the things that make you happy, not just your family, but also those things beyond your family –

Having a delicious cup of coffee, your feet up on the couch. Pizza.  Opening up to a journey within, to uncover the true you –

What if you stopped rushing every second, looked up at the sky and breathed in the air –  with gratitude d e e p l y all the way down into your belly – and breathed out AHHHHH…

What if you could make something true for you, something that is just for you, something that you’ve been wanting, craving, wishing, dreamed of –

What if you could – Plan to take a class. Learn something new. Draw.  Read that book you’ve been meaning to.  Change your thoughts for the highest good.

What if you looked at experiences you had this year and used them to grow and transform.

And here’s the secret, here’s the magic – it’s possible, and you can.

It’s all up to you.  You’re co-creating your life with a Universe that loves you and gives you everything you want and desire.

You’re the one that makes the choices for you.

You’re the one who decides how you’re days will be, what you will give to yourself.  How you will treat yourself.

December is a month of magic; it’s the gateway that stands between the old and the ushering in of the new.

December invites you to let go and open up, to give out of yourself and to receive.  It asks you to look within and tend to your inner garden. It asks you to weed out the old that no longer fits, and to make room for the new that holds endless magical possibilities.

So, what if you lived each day in December inspired, come and share your thoughts in the comments bellow, love to hear from you.

Blessings Magical December!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2017