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

An Invitation for 2019

My intention for 2019… a sweeter life.

This year I’m inviting  all of us to remember that we’re already cherished and loved by the one greatest universal force.

We’re invited to love ourselves without limitations and without guilt and as deeply as we can.

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We’re invited to shed the light on who we truly are – magnificent – deserving – worthy – loving – healthy – amazing – resilient… humans having a life here, just one of many.  Experiencing the spectrum of what life can bring us.  Learning to navigate through the rough waters, our fears and the sun-shiny days.

We’re invited to remember that we are more powerful than what we think.  That we can overcome, remove the walls, and reign supreme over our lives.  We are the magic wands of our life. (here)

This is my prayer for 2019, my invitation – to share what I’m inspired to create and what I know about living a sweeter life.  To cherish every moment even those that will have me fall off the wagon and into the pit, and the emotional break down ones, and that I can pull myself out and I can open my heart and be more and give more and receive more.  And that I can, and we all can, shine our light a lot brighter than what we are.

So I invite you to join me on this journey in 2019 and live the invitation of –

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With gratitude and love – Happy 2019!!! Wishing all health, prosperity, happiness, love, magic and lots of blessings!!!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

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