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 to Start Your Day Mindfully

Begin each day mindfully, deciding how you want your day to unfold and allowing for Spirit.

Take a few minutes and sit in quiet solitude, remove yourself from all drama that doesn’t belong to you, and just allow yourself to breathe. Pay attention to your breath. Allow your heart to open to Spirit, to joy, to self-love and to the wonders this day holds for you.

Believe you deserve. Believe you are worthy. Affirm your belonging.  Call in for magick and miracles to show up.mindfully1Before I leave my house I set my intentions for the day.

I begin with asking Archangel Michael for protection, it’s important to ask for protection from unwanted energies that may not serve your highest good.  I ask my angels, spirit guides, my animal spirit guides, all ascended masters and teachers, my ancestors, all who are with me, to help me to be open and allow for Spirit to move through me and out of me.

If I’m going to work I visualize and affirm that everything in my day will work out perfectly for my highest good and that of everyone else.

I bless all the people that I will be in contact with.

I bless every meeting and visualize it all turning out perfectly.  I say, I love everyone and everyone loves me.

I bless the road I’ll be driving on and everyone else who is also on that road.

I visualize everything I need coming to me easily and magically today.

I didn’t always start my day this way.  First thing I did is turn on the news and filled my mind and body with all the negativity that the news carries.  And from day to day I carried over frustrations, and judgements, which occupied my mind from the minute I woke up.  I was filled with negative thoughts that I held on to, of she said, they said, dramas from previous days of who did what wrong to me, and how dare they and, and, and…

But if you are willing to open your mind to something extraordinary and  step into the energy that surrounds you, if you are willing to elevate your self, if you are willing to manifest a sweeter life…if you are willing…all is possible.

Starting your day mindfully sets the tone for the rest of the day.  It sets you up for success, and for brilliant possibilities.  Throughout the day when you can remember give thanks to Spirit and to your team of assistants from the invisible realm,  for helping you today and for your day unfolding in such perfect bliss.

Do you have a daily morning practice you indulge in? Share it in the comments, love to know.

Blessings for a beautiful day.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

I Give Myself Permission To…

The universe reveals itself in amazing ways.  This message came to me under the magic of the full moon. 8.26.18
I give myself permission to soar higher than ever before.
I give myself permission to connect with the higher beings who are here to help me.
I give myself permission to play, to love my life, to dance on the edges of this mystical universe.
I give myself permission to stake out my claim.
I give myself permission to be worthy of my gifts and talents.
To succeed.
To create.  Teach.  To Inspire.
To be imperfect –
I give myself permission to transform.
I give myself permission to be the truth of who I am.
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I give myself permission to liberate myself from the fears that are holding me back.
To not care what anyone thinks of me.
To think whatever and however I want to.
I give myself permission to cry, to laugh for no reason.
I give myself permission to heal from past hurts.
To release deep pains.
I give myself permission to let all that crap go out of me.
I give myself permission for extreme self care.
I give myself permission to say no, to set boundaries, to require respect.
That I am important and need space.
I give myself permission to use my voice.
To shine my light as bright as can be.
I give myself permission to receive magic and miracles every day.
I give myself permission to forgive myself.  To believe it’s ok.
To hold hope in my heart.
To trust in myself and my higher being.
To sprinkle blessings wherever I go.
I give myself permission to be wild and free.  To journey inward to uncover the hidden treasures within me.
I give myself permission to create from my heart and my soul.  To know I am an artist.  To have grand visions and dreams.  And permission to express my art.
To fail and start again.
I give myself permission to honor myself, to love myself, to remember –
I am Sacred I am Divine.
I give myself permission to be just – ME!

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

Are You Holding Back from Sharing Your Gifts and Talents

We each have something special and extraordinary to share with the world but, some of us even when we know our purpose, are still waiting for that special moment, and perfect time, because we believe that we still don’t know enough.  So we’re waiting for when we will know more, be ready more, be brave more, achieve more… I can tell you that if you think that way, than that special moment may not come.  It took me years to finally step forward, to open up and be strong enough to say – I know enough, that I can do this, I am ready.

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We’re always evolving there is always more to know than what you know right now, and the spiral never ends, there are always more doors to open and walk through.  There are always higher levels of consciousness to uncover, and if you want to share your gifts, don’t wait, share them just as you are right now, the world needs to have your gifts.  You’re here for a purpose and you came with your own unique story, gifts and talents.

Your story is important.  Your gifts are important.  Your talents are important.

You don’t need another course, read another book, do another retreat, or wait another minute – all you need is your brave self to step forward and empower you to let go and just do it.  Share your special, spectacular gifts with the world.  And as you do, you will grow, you will evolve, the universe will fill you with more and you will reach higher levels of conscious bliss.

Unwrap your gifts and share them with the world.  You got this!!!

So are you sharing fully your gifts?  If not, what’s holding you back?  What do you think you still need before you can bring your gifts and talents out to the world.  Please share your thoughts in the comments bellow, love to hear from you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018

Which Oracle is Calling to You

I’m creating a 44 oracle card deck *Magical Journey* and I’m so excited to share with you four of my oracles.  At first I thought they would all follow the same look, but as I’m discovering they each have their own distinct feel, look and vibrancy.

These oracles ask you to enter into your own inner sanctuary. That place where your wisdom lies. Where you can cross over thresholds into wonder. Where the mystery of this universe is waiting for you to unravel it.  So sit still, open your heart, listen and allow yourself to be taken into your inner journey –

Let the oracles speak to you, pick the one that is pulling at you, the words and images are meant to awaken you – reflect on them, recognize them, go beyond the basic meaning of the word that you’re familiar with.  Unravel it’s gifts – it holds magic for you.  You may want to start by looking the word up in the dictionary to refresh your knowledge of it.  Listen within, what feelings arise from this word, are they good, do they evoke fear, don’t stop the feelings let them rise let them guide and show you their energy, their mystery.

Only you can open the doors within…

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oracle 2

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And in the end I’m not sure if all of these will be a part of my final oracle deck, but for now they seem to and I hope you have fun with them.

I really would love it if you would let me know how the card you chose touched you. What magic did you uncover? How did it guide you?  Please share in the comments below or you can connect with me privately, I’d love to know.

Blessings from the Oracles

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018