Why Get to Know Yourself

The greatest gift that you can give to yourself is to – know yourself – not from the outside in, but from the inside out, that’s how you bloom into harmony with yourself and actually with all of life.

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For the last 22 years I’ve been on an awakened spiritual journey and what I can tell you is that from the moment of my conscious awakening all I’ve wanted to do is go deeper and deeper within.  It is from that place within that I’ve gotten to know life, the universe, and me.  And one thing’s for sure, there’s always more, there’s always another door to open and walk through.  There’s always a new path unfolding.  There’s always another layer of illusion to shed. There’s always another level of higher consciousness opening.  A continuous spiral that never ends.

The more I get to know myself, the more I’m able to create balance in my life.  The more I’m able to stick with a healthier daily routine, and get to know me, the true, real naked me, the me who I really am.

The more I get to know myself the more I live in loving harmony with myself in mind, body and soul.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Believe That Magick and Miracles are Real

Let yourself believe that magick and miracles are real.

That angels and sprit guides and other celestial beings, are real and are here to help you, and that the Universe is holding you, protecting you, loving you, giving to you all the time. – Believe that the Universe is conspiring to give you all that you desire, wish for, ask for, dream of…Open that doorway and let yourself believe in the unbelievable, in the inexplicable, in the supernatural, in the AMAZING!!!

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Yes, you can.  Yes, you are.  Yes – you already know.

Believe that your life is taking place inside of, and you’re a manifestation of, an AMAZING CONSCIOUS UNIVERSE that is in you – and that wants to, and is, supporting you, loving you, and giving to you, all that you are asking for.  Good or not, huge or small, the Universe does not make choice, you‘re the one making choice you’re the one deciding what you want.  With every thought you’re the one deciding this is what I want and this is what I do not.  You’re deciding health, love, money, joy, relationships, knowledge,…and this amazing Universe is delivering.

You’re co-creating with Universal Mind every step on your journey.  Create a gorgeous life for your self.  Hold on to thoughts that empower you and elevate you and are joyful.  Dare to believe in all possibilities, it’s possible because you are a part of, and one with, a Conscious Universe that – loves only loves – and miracles and magick are abundant.

So tell me, what are you believing?  What are you holding on to for yourself?  Come and share your thoughts, love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

A Simple Mindfulness Photo Pause Creates Joy

I started to take photos because I wanted my own photos to be showcased in my blog posts.  When I started I had no idea if what I was doing was good or not, I just did it.  No one ever complained about them (LOL) and to me the photos were of course, amazing.

What started out as wanting to use my own photos, has evolved into so much more than just the act of snapping a picture for my blog.  Stopping and taking a photo of a tree, a flower, of how the light comes through the window, has become a mindfulness pause in my day.  It’s become a way of connecting with my intuition and following its guidance. It’s a moment in meditation.  It’s me being one with what I’m photographing.  It’s magic, it’s passion, it’s JOY.  It’s my feelings in the photo, making taking a photo a deep and rich experience.

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If you’re not already giving yourself the gift of a daily mindfulness photo pause, I’m encouraging you to do so.  You don’t need an expensive camera, I take all my photos with my phone, it’s what I have with me all the time, so it’s super easy.   Before you go out set the intention to find something to photograph, guaranteed you’ll find something or someone and let that be your daily fun practice.

At first I felt very self-conscious about taking a photo outside, I thought everyone is looking at me.  I’ve gotten over it.  I don’t make taking photographs an impossible thing, I make it easy and fun. I don’t compare my photos to anyone else, I don’t worry over if they’re perfect, I let my intuition guide me, and I shoot what I like.  And it doesn’t have to be a photo outside, it can be a mindfulness pause right inside your home.  I take photos of family, I stage photos for a particular blog post.  I take photos that never make it to publishing.  Inside or outside, doesn’t matter, what matters is that I take a moment to pause and to connect with my inner self to create.

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The other thing that’s happened is that I developed a connection and a love for photography and  I want my photos to be visually attractive.   When I shoot I look for composition and light.  I use two apps for editing, Phonto and WordSwag.  These apps allow me to highlight and use text and they are free to download.  There are many more apps that are great that you can find in a google search.  And I’ve also taken a couple of online photography courses.

I took all these photos of my neighbors tree over the last few days.  I told my neighbor that technically you could say that the tree is mine since some branches overlap into my yard, LOL.  I have a relationship with this tree, I’ve watched it grow from a seedling, I love this tree we greet each other every day.

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Stopping to take a photo is a mindfulness act, a moment in meditation, a connection between you and the subject you’re photographing.  With every photo we’re creating a composition, our images tell stories, and we’re creating a moment of magic and wonder that fills us with JOY. JOY. JOY.

I’d love to know if you’re practicing a daily, mindful photo pause already.  Or, do you want to start and you have questions.  I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Why Take a Day Off From…

Today I’m just popping in for a quick minute to just invite you to give yourself permission to take a day off – from the world.  That’s what I’m doing and maybe you need to also.

Sometimes I forget that I can’t just give give give, and go go go, I need to also stop, receive and refill.  I need to also give myself time to just rest and replenish, and well…                just do nothing.

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It’s a day that I give myself permission to just be.  Like I said I call it my – day off from the world. No work.  No heavy lifting.  No I have to.  I should.  I must.  No anxiety allowed.  (Although I have to admit I was feeling a bit anxious earlier, I’m totally calm now.)  No feeling guilty for taking time out for me to just chill, to just not expect anything of myself.  Just giving myself permission to play in the field without expectations to accomplish anything, or to create anything, or to inspire anyone…or, whatever it is I think I need to be doing.

Stopping to replenishing my mind, body and soul is the greatest gift I can give to my overall well-being.  This is part of my living mindfully and self-care, and sometimes I forget that I need to embrace solitude, empty space, do nothing time – rest.  Today, in my journal writing I was reminded of this practice by my Celestial Beings, thank you.

So, before I go and take a day off from the world, I just wanted to pop in here and share my thoughts with you, I hope that this will encourage you to do the same, if you’re finding yourself in need of some special self-care.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Suspend Your Hold on Your Beliefs

Your beliefs hold the magic key to your life.

It is from this center of beliefs that your life is unfolding.  There are no limits to your being except for how you believe about yourself.  No limits to the love in your heart, no limits to infinite possibilities that lie in waiting for you.  Everything you look at, everything you touch, everything you allow or don’t allow, every reaction and every action you take, is colored and shaped by the beliefs you hold dear for yourself.

If you can suspend your hold on your beliefs, and look at them, one by one, bring them out from the depth of your being, and hold them up in the light and see if they are really yours.  And ask yourself, is this what I really and truly believe?  Or did I pick this up from someone else somewhere along the way, and just held on to it as my own?  It is than that you will begin the journey home to finding – you.

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For fifty years I held on to beliefs that weren’t mine, they belonged to others, but I took them from the time I was a small child.  They were placed on me, ingrained into me, handed down to me like precious heirlooms, gifts from those who have lived and earned the right to declare them, and I took them, I believed them to be the gospel truth, about the universe, God, and of how I am.  I took these words and I put them inside of me, and I made them my own. They became embedded into every cell in my body. They became the center of my universe. The place from where all my decisions were made. They became what ruled and regulated and shaped my life.  All of my experiences were filtered through, and colored by, the beliefs that I upheld to and measured everything against.

I was those beliefs.

One day while reading my very first book on spirituality “The Seat of the Soul” I had an awakening, my heart opened up and I knew, I don’t know how I knew, but I knew that there is another way, that maybe everything I’ve held onto as gospel truth, was not the truth for me.  I knew that I can have different thoughts and different ideas and different beliefs from what I had known up to that moment. WOW!!! What a revelation!!! To realize that I can and am allowed to think a different way was amazing to me. And once I started to excavate and to work on my inner self and once I started to be able to change beliefs that I’ve held onto since childhood, my whole life started to transform.

Suddenly everything about me started to open, to expand, to uplift.  Life wasn’t cold and hard and life wasn’t something to fear and God was not what I was brought up to believe.  Suddenly the universe was revealing herself in ways I never had known and I was welcoming all of it, I was hungry, starving for the new that was unfolding.  And I started to let God in, a new God not the God I had feared and didn’t want to have anything to do with.  That God was my parents God, not mine, and I allowed a loving God to reveal God-self to me.

Every time I was able to suspend my hold on a belief that didn’t belong to me, and change it to what I did believe, limitations fell to the way side, possibilities appeared, doors opened where there were none before, it was like a whole new world opened up walls of steel fell off me and I felt freedom from the prison I had enclosed myself into.

When I suspended the hold on the beliefs that didn’t belong to me – I started to find myself.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018