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

 

 

Affirmation for Everyday

I am always divinely guided!

I said this affirmation yesterday morning and carried it with me like a mantra repeating it throughout the day.  I had it in my mind, in my heart and on my tongue.  I repeated it when I was stuck in heavy traffic which was making me late for an appointment.  I repeated it when I was at work and there was a situation I had to address.

Repeating this affirmation reminded me that I am always deeply loved and supported, I am not alone, the universal forces are holding me up and carrying me to exactly where I need to be and supporting me in every moment.

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At the end of the day when I thought about it I could see how this affirmation really opened me up to the guidance that the universe was giving me and how I followed.

By holding this affirmation in my mind and heart I was saying – YES – I am open and willing to follow.

Try it out for yourself, carry these words with you and throughout the day affirm it to yourself and see how your day will unfold.-

I Am Always Divinely Guided!

Blessings

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

Wishing You an Amazing 2017!

I wanted to end this year with some really creative ideas, some inspiring thoughts, say some things that are very deep and clever…but the truth is that I can’t think of anything LOL.

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So instead here’s a short list of a few of the books that I read this year that I really, really liked.

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World by Deborah Blake

The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd

What I’m reading right now –

Uncharted: The Journey Through Uncertainty to Infinite Possibilities by                          Colette Baron Reid

You Are Woman, You Are Divine: The Modern Woman’s Journey Back to the Goddess by Renee Starr

Some new stuff for 2017

I personally feel as though I’ve been transformed and I’m stepping out of an old energy that now no longer fits me and stepping into a new higher level of consciousness.

My word for 2017 is “commitment” (more on this later)

A couple of weeks ago I read about Labradorite and I immediately felt drawn to it.  It holds the power for awakening the magic mystical psychic powers within, so this is my meditation/writing crystal that I am holding with me for this new year.   And I signed up for The Year of Me 2017 with Nicole Cody, I love her blog Cauldrons and Cupcakes.  To work with The Year of Me planner she encourages you to choose a gratitude stone. I have a desert landscape outside my house and I have river rocks and other stones that I’m not sure of what they are.  But when I was looking for my gratitude stone this particular one caught my eye and I had to pick it up.  I’m not sure if this will be my gratitude stone but, when I hold it I feel very grounded and connected with Mother Earth, and so it’s with me.

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My oracle cards that I feel very inspired by and connected to at the moment is the Connected and Free, The Alchemist’s Oracle and these are the two cards that jumped out at me today.  And there will definitely be Tarot cards in 2017.

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Thank you my lovely friends wishing you 

Health, Happiness, and Prosperity for you and your family

may all your dreams come true, and more…

Happy New Year!!!

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

A Sprinkling of Christmas Magic

I just got back from spending a few glorious days in Las Vegas visiting my son and family.  I love going this time of year because I love checking out all the Christmas decorations around.  Pure delightful magic.

First, here’s a view from my window in the early morning hours, looking at the strip, the mountains, the sky.  Amazing.

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When I’m looking at all the Christmas decorations and am listening to holiday music I feel transported into a magical fairytale place.

Christmas ornaments at the Fashion Show Mall located right on the strip, this is hanging from the ceiling.

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Another magical creation.

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I was so busy looking at the window displays and got so excited taking photos of these mannequins I didn’t notice the name of the store 🙂

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There is lots of white to bring holiday cheer.

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OK I’m in fantasy heaven now, my son brought me to the Wynn Hotel and everywhere I looked it’s amazing.

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My wonderful son and my beautiful granddaughter, here in wonderland.

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Lights, lights and more lights and Christmas trees everywhere.  Love it.

Joy.  Joy.  Joy.

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And can’t leave out Channel window inside the Wynn Hotel.

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And another store I didn’t get the name I was too busy capturing the window scene.

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Thanks for coming on this enchanting fantasy with me.

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Wishing you an amazing and blessed holiday filled with magic, love, peace and joy!!!

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016