You Are the Magic Wand of Your Life

Today say YES

YES to your life.

YES to what your soul is calling you.

YES to a new beginning.

YES to your dreams.

You are the magic you’re looking for.

You have the wisdom inside of you.

You hold the power.

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Opening up to my light and letting it shine, has been the hardest for me.  I had to first get rid of so many obstacles, tear down so many walls, walls that I had built around me for protection.  Climb impossible mountains.  Step out of a lifetime of fear that kept me trapped inside more fear.  And the thing is that it wasn’t really my fear, I hadn’t really experienced it, this was my parents fear handed down to me like a precious heirloom.  They were holocaust survivors, they had lived through unimaginable horrors, they lost everyone they loved and everything they owned, and in order to protect me from the horrors of this world, they filled me with their fear that became imbedded into every cell of me from the moment I was born.

As a young child I didn’t understand the words, but I could feel my mothers emotions, I could feel her pain every day when she spoke of her life in concentration camps.  I could feel her anguish, I felt her tears.  I didn’t know how to deal with these emotions, I didn’t understand the pain I was feeling and I wanted it to stop, I wanted to run away, and so I buried myself away, I hid myself so deep within that I almost didn’t find myself.

The journey may not be easy but every day you have the power to decide, to move out of, to let go of what doesn’t feel good, what doesn’t serve your highest best. To open a new door within and walk through it. To break a habit, to learn something new, to start fresh. You have the power to change a thought, to inspire, encourage and uplift yourself.  To raise your consciousness. To ask why am I holding on to this? To live in light, to give love to you.

You hold the power to nourishing your fears or nourishing your dreams.  Which do you want to give your power to? Because whichever one you give it to, that one will flourish and grow and be your magic.

You have the choice – you are your own magic wand.

I love reading your comments and thoughts, come share your magic in the comment section bellow, we all learn from each other, lets have a conversation.

Magical Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Blessed Samhain

I love celebrating the different seasons, and right now I feel a very strong calling towards connecting with Mother Earth and my ancestors through ritual and ceremony.

Giving thanks, honoring and celebrating our ancestors, bringing their spirit forward is a powerful way to connect with the spirits in this world and the otherworld.

With Samhain we mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, opening up a deep season of inner beauty.  I wanted to share with you my altar of celebrating my ancestors and honoring them.

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I have Our Lady of Guadalupe who is with me always. This is a picture of my mother and father, and I am in the picture eating an apple, I was 18 months old here. I don’t have any photos of my family, they were all killed during the holocaust, but I can feel their spirit present here with me. I have an apple on my altar because my mother loved apples and ate one every day. I have a small stone (I stole from the cemetery, but don’t tell anyone) from my fathers grave site. I also have fresh rosemary to remove negativity and bring in Mother Earth.  A white feather I found outside just a few weeks ago, and a few of my crystals.

Last night my beautiful, precious Labradorite fell out of my hand and chipped a piece and I’m feeling so upset.  This was really not planned this way, it just happened that this morning I had a conversation with the beautiful Lori A Andrus, about something unrelated, but knowing her background i just had to ask, she’s a practitioner of crystal Shamanism, an artist, she hosts the Chrystal Shaman Life podcast, and if you haven’t heard it, you must, you can find her over here She told me the stone is supporting me, maybe there’s something I need to let go of and that I should ask for clarity and blessings.  I will be doing a ritual today to ask for clarity and I’m anxious to see what comes forward for me, what messages I will receive.

My altar will probably evolve a bit more, but I hope that, if you are not already creating an ancestral altar, that you are inspired to start one.

I’d love to hear from you, what your practice is and see a picture of your altar, if you wish to share, you can post in the comment section below.

Samhain blessings

Why You Need Quiet Time in Your Life

I LOVE my quiet time. I LOVE to spend time alone with just me. I cherish, honor and value it. It’s the most sacred and important gift I give to myself every day.

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It wasn’t always like this. It started when I wanted to learn how to meditate. At first it was hard to sit and not do anything, I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin, I needed to get up and do something.   As soon as I started to meditate I felt guilty, my thoughts went into overdrive and all I could think about is all the things I had to do, laundry, shopping, call clients, my work tomorrow… And than there was also the thoughts that raced through my mind of the what if’s – what if my kids are calling me and need me? What if my mother needs me? What if…and wait I have to clean, my friend is coming over later…After sitting for what seemed like forever, I stopped meditating and looked at the time and not even a minute had gone by. (I’m laughing at this now)

But, I was determined, it was like there was some force inside of me that kept pushing at me and so I continued and with practice and devoted time, I was able to sit in quiet for longer periods of time, and it started to feel good.

My quiet time has transformed to also include time for journal writing, for prayer time, for doing inner work to remove the layers of rubble that I buried myself under, and break through the walls I built around me, slowly liberating myself from the prison I enclosed myself inside of.

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I LOVE to spend time alone, It’s when I feel the most connected with Spirit, with Divine Mother. It’s when I’m the most creative. It’s because of the time I spend in quiet solitude that I found ME and I gained strength and courage. I found my creative self and I found my voice, and some of my best ideas come to me while in quiet solitude.

I’m still unfolding in this quiet-time and finding deeper pathways to step into.

Quiet time has opened doors to my inner world, it has helped me to find myself and to speak my truth. To stand my ground and to put up boundaries. It’s taught me to realize what is important for me – to love myself, to give to myself, to believe that I am special, I am worthy, I am deserving – that I am the universe incarnated into me.

As a result, my quiet in my life has become a sacred ritual that makes me feel every day aligned with universal forces and deeply nourished and loved in all ways.

Do you have a quiet time practice?  Love to hear about it.

This blog post was inspired by my friend Terri Conneli.  I’m participating in her IG 5 day #quiettimechallenge, this is in response to day 2 prompt “Quiet in my life.”  I think we’re on day 3 now, so I’m a bit behind. 🙂

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

 

 

Affirming Your Health

You want to put as much love and goodness into your body and that includes not just a healthy lifestyle, but also affirmations that feed your cells and every part of your body with goodness and tell the universe what you want to manifest.

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With this affirmation you’re affirming who you are, what you are and how you are. Say it every day. Repeat it throughout the day. Feel it and believe it to be the truth for you as you say it.  And so it is and it is so.  Amen.

Have a beautiful day!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

I Rise Up

A lifetime habit of putting yourself down and believing you’re not good enough or capable enough, or educated enough, doesn’t end just because you said a mantra, journaled about it, affirmed that you are worthy.  Or because you became more spiritual, are meditating or saying positive affirmations…

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A lifetime habit of putting yourself down is a work in progress and no matter how far you’ve come, those crazy old I’m not good enough thoughts, I don’t know enough, I don’t measure up, let me not get too big, show off.  I’m not whatever – enough – will when you least expect them to, they will creep back into your consciousness, stop you dead in your tracks, and leave you frozen in time unable to move.  And the thing is that you may not even notice that you’re inside the self doubting yourself roller coaster…

You have to always be conscious of the thoughts that are inside you ruling you.  When you become aware and realize, just stop for a minute, and ask yourself –

Is that really true?  Do I really believe that I’m not good enough? Do I really believe I’m not worthy enough? Or, deserving enough?  Do I really want to make myself less important?  Maybe you want to journal about it and go deeper, there is always another deeper layer, and find out where these thoughts are coming from, or why.  And when the answer rises, say thank you, thank you, thank you, and – rise up!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

August – A Month of Pampering Yourself

There are many ways that we can pamper ourselves.  Take a hot bath with scented oils.  Get a massage.  Take a nap.  Buy ourselves flowers, a gift, take a walk in nature, see a movie with a friend…but we don’t think about pampering ourself with the thoughts that we allow to overtake our mind and body.

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Every thought that we have holds either a negative or positive energy that affects our entire selves.  Our thoughts don’t just stay in our mind, they filter through to every cell in our body.  They get embedded in our blood, our skin, our bones.  They get into every nook and crevice.  They park themselves inside of us creating havoc in our bodies if they are negative thoughts.

Every thought dictates our well being.  Every thought heals us or not, makes us feel happy or not, loving or not, angry or not.  Every thought creates a feeling which creates an emotion, which creates our experience, which creates our actions. And with every thought we have every day, we’re living and experiencing our life.

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I’m making August a month of mindful pampering for me.  Reminding myself every week of another area I’ve been neglecting.  Life happens and things just get away from me and I have to bring myself back to what’s important for me.  Living everyday mindfully and consciously aware of what thoughts and words I allow into my mind and body.  What I allow to rule, regulate and shape me, helps me to stay more open to what’s important for me, and that is filling myself with loving healing energy and connected with Divine Mother.

What I do is I set my intention to be conscious of negative thoughts I’m holding on to.  It may be something someone said at work, or something that I’m thinking about myself. Words that I’m using to berate myself, thoughts of not being good enough…I stop myself, I thank that thought for being here and I tell it I don’t need it anymore and I change it to a positive thought.  I only hold on to good loving thoughts about myself.  

My trick for reminding myself to only hold on to words and thoughts that are empowering for me, is I place sticky notes around my house to remind myself.  I’ll write on them – be conscious of your thoughts.  I’ll place a sticky note on my bathroom mirror, on my refrigerator, on my computer, on the table where I sit, on the dashboard of my car, anyplace where I will see them throughout the day.   I deserve good thoughts.  This works like magic.

Inner calm, a feeling of peace, living at a higher vibration.  Feeling in harmony with universal forces, manifesting our desires, all of this happens when we remove the negative thoughts that block us, limit us, disempower us, that are influencing our every day living.

So make August a month of pampering yourself with thoughts that uplift and heal!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018