Mirror Mirror on the Wall

So guess what? This morning I was standing in front of my mirror and I asked who is the prettiest in all the land and the mirror responded – but you of course. LOL

Wouldn’t it be great if we could easily do that, just stand in front of our mirror look into it and hear it declare out loud YOU’RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL and believe it in our heart?

Imagine how you would feel if you nourished your body your mind and your spirit with good wonderful thoughts about yourself instead of thoughts that are constantly putting you down. I’m too big. I’m too small. My thighs are too fat too skinny. I wish I had a bigger, no smaller… My hair is just awful today. My… I can’t believe I said that, did that.  Thoughts that create low self esteem and fill you with hatred for your own self. (Sound familiar?)

Instead, can you imagine how you would feel if that inner self talk would be the opposite and all you would constantly feed yourself would be uplifting, inspiring, encouraging words that will make you feel good, healthy, loving instead of feel awful about yourself that rob you of your magic and joy?



Seeing ourselves in a different way has the ability to alter our state of mind and change us at a cellular level. Believing that we are loving and wonderful. Giving our selves permission to not be perfect all the time changes our consciousness and that changes our reality about ourselves. When our inner reality is changed our outer reality is changed. What we see on the outside, how we view our surroundings and our world, is a reflection of what is inside of us. – In other words, what we think about ourselves inside of ourselves is what we project towards the outside and that is what is reflected back at us.

I remember years ago there was a quiz in Glamor magazine and the question was to name 10 things you liked about yourself. I couldn’t name even one. Although today I accept myself and love myself and fill myself with loving thoughts about myself, I do still struggle with low self esteem and there are times when that inner critic shows up and starts berating me hitting me with stuff like, I can’t believe you said that, how stupid, how inappropriate, what’s wrong with you? You should have been more compassionate, more understanding. OMG I can imagine what they must think of you.  (Yayck!)

But what I do now when that negative, accusing inner critic shows up is, I recognize it, tell it to stop, to go outside and play in the park and leave me alone. – And while yes, this may not be easy I suggest you do it anyway, get that negativity out of your head, it’s creating havoc in your life.  (more on how to in another blog post)

Start Today

Go ahead, look at yourself in the mirror declare your beauty, turn that negative self talk around and declare your love for yourself, say just one wonderful thing to yourself, turn one put down word into an uplifting loving word.

When you are full of wonderful, inspiring, uplifting thoughts you fill the universe with the same.




See your reflection staring back at you and declare I’M AMAZING!!!


Listen to your inner self and become conscious of the thoughts you carry around with you all day long. They are the thoughts that are shaping everything about you. Your experiences, your actions, your choices, your relationships, how you feel every day.

They make up your reality.


Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

How to Nourish You

Your life is a gift, it’s something to cherish and take care of.

You’re made up of body, mind and soul and each part while being an entire whole onto itself, is a part of what makes up – you.  When you concentrate on one part over another you can become unbalanced, out of whack, and you can feel depleted and out of energy.

Nourishing all of you equally creates a well balanced frame that can support you.


MIND – Be mindful of the seeds you plant in the garden of your mind. Be mindful of the thoughts you allow to fester and grow.  They can either uplift and encourage, give you strength and insight or they can tear you down.  Remember to weed out the negative that can keep you from being the soul you came here to be and give the gifts you came here to give.  Weed out the small thoughts that are growing and hanging around.  Don’t water them.  Pull them out

BODY – Live mindful of the nourishment that you feed your body. Exercise regularly, and guess what?  It doesn’t have to be a rigorous work out, but our bodies were meant for movement – dance, run, walk around your neighborhood, lift your arms up high and back down a few times. Do whatever you can. Go outside let the sun touch your skin, sit outside and breath in the air, feel the wind touch your face. Give your body some love, tell it thank you for supporting you, tell your body you love it. Feed it nourishing thoughts of love and caring. Eat healthy. I love to buy locally grown (organic when I can) vegetables and fruits and know that not only am I feeding my body healthy nourishment, but I’m also supporting our local farmers.

SOUL – Spend some time in sacred space every day. Create a daily ritual that will connect you with the Divine and with your higher self. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, it doesn’t have to take up tons of time, just a few minutes sitting in contemplation of the Divine, repeating a mantra, giving thanks, writing in your journal all of these can be sacred moments that bring joy to your being and connect you to a higher love.

Thank you for being a part of this journey.  Come and share your routine for nourishing your life.


Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016



Every minute is an opportunity to create something new.

To change what we don’t like or want.

To let go of what doesn’t serve our highest good.


To open to receive.

To give.

To be grateful.

To heal.

To love.

Every Minute is an opportunity to – begin again.

To free ourselves of our limiting thoughts and embrace our un-limited wonder.

To be who we were meant to be.

To c r e a t e

We’re here to create!


Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016

Is Your Heart Open

Opening up to the Divine Mystery has been my prayer from that first moment that spark inside me ignited – and all I’ve wanted to do since is stand on the tallest of mountains and from the deepest of oceans and shout God’s glory out into the world.

This was 19 years ago and I have been chasing that mystery ever since.



Things have evolved and transformed since that first moment of awakening.  About four years ago Our Divine Holy Mother entered my life in A BIG WAY and she hasn’t let go.  I’ve been immersed in Her energy and yearning for Her ever since, wanting to get closer and deeper into Her love.

While praying to Our Holy Mother the other day and asking – what do I need to know right now, the message that I received was

“Open your heart”

I didn’t know my heart was closed until I felt those words spoken inside of me.

What do I need to do to open my heart?

How do I open my heart?

Surrender –  That’s my answer.  When I have fully and totally opened my heart that’s when surrender can happen.  Surrender into the Divine within.

What I’m realizing now is that every time I’m at the end of a journey, when I’m all the way at the edge, in order to be able to take that next big step, I need to open my heart wider to move forward, to be able to cross that threshold and surrender in a greater way.

This constant evolution of opening my heart and surrendering is part of my journey.  Sometimes it’s so easy to connect to be open and feel Her and hear Her and yet at other times it all eludes me.  Why can’t I keep my heart open all the time?  Why can’t I surrender?  What is it that stands in my way, what limits me?  Is it fear?  Is it my thoughts?  Is it my ego not wanting to let go?  Is it me unable to give up control?

I have questions but I don’t have any answers.  All I can hope for is that I follow my inner nudgings that lead me to Her, my Mistress.

I started a 30 day devotional to our Holy Mother, I don’t know where this will take me, but I hope to have an open heart and surrender into her guidance. To give up and let go and fall into her embrace.

Is your heart open?  What does surrender look like to you?  Come and share your thoughts, join the discussion, love to hear from you.



Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016





Stepping Into Enchantment

Today I decided to stop hiding and to let my light shine it’s brightest. Well actually I just don’t have a choice anymore.


I feel myself having walked through a doorway to a different place in time, a place unknown to me but familiar at the same time. A place that is enchanted and full of magic. A place that holds the secrets and the key to the universal truths.

My inner truth has totally overtaken me to the point where I can’t hide anymore, I can’t hold it back, I can’t contain it in the small – I just have to let go and – BE BIG.

Let my higher self fly out and with all its potential and possibilities that await my discovery.


All the fear that I’ve been holding onto, the worry over if my writing is good enough, strong enough, clever enough, great enough, does it have meaning, is it important enough just doesn’t seem to have any value any more.   Or, fears that people will laugh at me, think I’m crazy, or whatever doesn’t seem to matter either.

I can’t hide inside fear anymore, I can’t be small anymore, my inner self is way too powerful and if I don’t step out of the way and allow my soul to dance I will explode.

My animal spirit guide Bear is with me giving me her strength and wisdom, holding me up and I am stepping with confidence, determination, and with intention into a new level of consciousness blessing my commitment to our Holy Mother, shouting loudly the blessings of Lakshmi, Sophia, Shakti, Shekinah. Creating space for me, accepting all the greatness that I incarnated here in this life to give. And receiving with open arms the blessings the universe is holding for me.


So I decided to let go, to surrender into the mystery, stop hiding and let my light shine its brightest and follow the yellow brick road to wherever that will take me.

The magic is in the enchanted land I’m now entering and I’m ready, willing and anxious to explore all the wonder that it holds for me…

And I’m hoping that I can take you my friends along with me, that I can encourage, inspire and light the way for you as I am finding my own way in this new landscape that is unfolding before me.

With gratitude and blessings

Oracle cards first top is Sacred Rebels by Alana Fairchild, second is Wild Kuan Yin by Alana Fairchild

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016


I Love Trees

I love trees!


Trees have healing powers, when you stand next to a tree you can feel its energy. Their roots go deep into Mother Earth and their branches reach high up towards Father Sky absorbing the energies from below and above.


They provide shelter, oxygen, and nourishment for us.

They fill us with beauty and remind us of the seasons


Lets honor and embrace our trees with love

Lets give trees a blessing today!

Much love to our trees,

Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016