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

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…

hello august

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

 

 

You’re a Divine Miracle, Give Yourself a Break!

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

The relationship you have with yourself is the one that matters the most.

Give yourself a break – you deserve it!  Do one act of loving kindness for yourself today-  

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Give yourself a break from all the hustle, and the rushing…Set aside the shoulds, the have tos, the need to, the musts…let it all go…

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Are you stressed out to the max?  Are you letting anger and fear control you?   Are you overthinking everything?  Let it all go and just be the powerful miracle that you are and – give yourself a break today.

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lili5Remember that you’re special – important – extraordinary – amazing – and worthy.  You’re a divine miracle and deserving to receive of all that you have to give.

To love yourself is to love Spirit, there is no separation. You’re one with the Divine.

Bring a loving light into your day and just – give yourself a break today!!!

What one act of kindness can you give yourself today, come and share, I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

July A Message from Hummingbird

I love pulling a Tarot or Oracle card on the first of each month and letting it be a guiding energy for the month.  On 7/1 I asked what energy do I need for this month and Hummingbird showed up and OMG absolutely perfect, just what I needed a reminder of.

When Hummingbird shows up it’s a reminder that we need to bring joy into our days, to lighten up, take ourselves out of a rut we may be in.  Hummingbird also reminds us to look at our energy levels and that we need to raise our vibration, a good question to ask ourselves is – are we wasting our energy on worry, fear, on not having enough?  And when this magical bird appears we can expect synchronicities to happen.  Hummingbirds also symbolize healing, agility, playfulness and this is just a few things.

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For me, I have a tendency to fall into the place of ‘serious’ and not even realize it.  And right now, as I’m going through this recovery from surgery, let me tell you it’s not hard at all to go day after day and not be aware of that I’m missing the little things that bring great joy into my day.  So for Hummingbird to show up, what a blessing.

So this is my intention for this month, to make myself aware to bring joy into every day. Doesn’t matter what it is, putting my feet up and drinking a cup of tea and feeling the joy in it.   Listening to the birds chirping in the morning.  Or buying myself flowers…Whatever it is, I’ll be bringing joy intentionally to my days even if it is for just a couple of moments.

When we set the intention and become aware, we can find a moment of sweetness in every day.  If you resonate with Hummingbirds message, join me in intentionally bringing a moment of joy into your every day, it will make a difference in your wellbeing.  Let me know what you think, leave a comment, I love to know.

This beautiful card is from the Mystical Shaman Oracle card deck by, Alberto Violloldo, Colette Baron-Reid, & Marcela Lobos.

Joy blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

I’ve Reached a Milestone in My Recovery

OMG I can’t stand it I’m so deliriously happy. YEAHHHH!!!! Freedom!!! I drove myself to Target yesterday for the first time since my surgery and I feel like I have crossed a milestone.  It’s been six weeks and I’m not going to lie to you, this recovery has been kicking my butt.  I’m finally now starting to get back to my awesome self.  I’m still not 100% recovered, I’m released from therapy but I still have a ways to go, and it’s getting easier now.  Walking every day and using the stationary bike is what’s helping me to heal my knee.

And being able to drive myself to the store, well that is just a whole other level of joy – it’s total heaven.

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So, I’m sharing some photos I took yesterday, and by the way the peaches are so good right now. 🙂  And it feels soooooo good to be stopping along the way and taking photos.

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Look at the color on these cherries.

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And here’s a thought for you –

Cherish your health, love your body, nourish your mind every day!!!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

A Little Daily Reminder – Smile

Every day you have the choice of how you nourish yourself.

Here’s one way to nourish your body, mind and spirit – smile.

A smile has an undeniable transformative power, even a fake smile can transform your mood, you will feel an immediate change.

heartsThere are times that I just get caught up in the every day stuff and a smile is the furthest thing from my mind.  But as soon as I put a smile on, everything changes, I feel my face light up, not just my face but my whole-body lights up.  My feelings, my mood, whatever it is, the heaviness lifts out of me and everything changes.

The thing with a smile is that you cannot have a smile on your face and feel angry or sad…just like you cannot have a frown and feel happy.

Today give yourself the gift of a smile. Walk out your front door with a smile on your face, drive your car with a smile on, walk into your work with a smile on.  Text with a smile on your face.  If you have an appointment, bring that smile with you.  Exercise with a smile on.  Have your coffee with a smile on.  Talk on the phone with a smile on, the energy of your smile will come through and the other person will feel it.  Whatever you do today – keep a smile on.

A smile is also contagious, rarely do I look at someone that I pass by in the street, or the supermarket, wherever I may be, with a smile on my face and they don’t smile back.  And the thing about a smile is that you may have greatly affected that person, it may have been just what they needed in that moment, that small bit of a smile that made them feel love and transformed their day.

Try it out, just for today, put a smile on your face and leave it there.  Let yourself feel the happy – smile.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019