Hello July! Energies for Celebration and Joy

Hello July,

We’re halfway through 2020 and WOW!!! What a year this has been so far.  Like a lot of us, I’ve been caught up in a roller-coaster of emotions and looking back, I see that it has drained me of my energy, of creativity, of inspiration, of being able to function in every day activities.  It’s drained me of my inner power and  I didn’t realize it until now.

But, for the first time, July is here, and I feel hope and an opening for new beginnings, I’m feeling a shift in the energies, and an invitation to celebration and joy.

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I feel July is bringing me back to myself, here’s what I’m doing:

1 – I need to celebrate ME.  Celebrate my accomplishments so far.  How I’ve held myself up, how through it all I’m still OK.  By making conscious choices, and even though at times it wasn’t easy, I’ve been taking care of my health.  I’m exercising, and I haven’t broken my rule of no eating at night since the middle of February.  Yeah!!!  I’m celebrating that through it all I still wrote articles every month for The Inspired Guide magazine (here) no matter how hard it was to be creative and write.  I’m celebrating me for being resilient, strong, and determined.  Yes, I’m celebrating.

2 – I forgot that my word for this year is – EMPOWERED – and I’m bringing it back into the forefront every day, leaning on it, embracing it, and it’s already making me feel empowered.   Yeah!!!

3 – Our energy can be zapped out of us, especially when we’re with people that have negative energy or, places and situations that are full with negative energy, even through TV or cell phone, our energy can be zapped leaving us, drained.  A practice that I used to do, and I don’t know why I ever stopped, is something I learned from the wonderful Danielle LaPorte (here).  She said that at the end of the day when she gets home before she gets out of her car she calls her power back into her.  She declares – I call all of my power back to me now.  I am whole and complete –

And the wonderful Sarah Jensen (here) just recently shared this, – For my highest good may all parts of me left in other people, places, dimensions, times and events return to me to energize, revitalize, and make me whole –

I’m loving this, so along with smudging myself to remove negative energies every morning, I am also returning to doing this ritual of taking my power back into me.

I hope this serves you, love to hear from you.

July Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

5 Simple Ways to Bring Joy into Your Every Day

Hello everyone hope you’re well,  I wrote this article back in March 2020 for the May issue #11, of The Inspired Guide magazine, here, pg 64 – Whether we realize it or not, we need joy in our life every day for our well-being.  I’m delighted to share this article here and I hope it inspires you.

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I believe that now more than ever, we need to feel anchored, grounded and hold onto a sense of balance in our daily lives.

For me, like many of us, one minute I feel great and the next I’m stressed, anxious, fearful or on edge.  It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions and I need to return to my daily rituals of self-love, and self-care.  I need to bring into my day those regular things that support and nourish my well-being. I need to regain my sense of calm.  I need to create balance and have positive uplifting things in my day so I can cope with the rest.  I need to bring sunshine into my heart, I need – JOY!!!

Joy is what illuminates the darkness, joy is what heals our mind and body.  Joy is what brings moments of bliss and fills us with love.  Joy lights us up, and opens our spirit to shine.  When we’re full of joy, we emanate that energy out into the universe, and the universe needs all the joy we can muster.

joy-2Joy is my daily sanctuary, it’s not always possible, life happens, but when you can I invite you to join me, get creative and gift yourself a little time each day to do something uplifting and joyous.  It’s those few moments of creativity, of being immersed in something that makes you feel good that will uplift and brighten your days.

Here are 5 easy, feel good ways to bring joy into your day:

Take a photo – Challenge yourself to take a photo every day of something that makes you feel happy when you look at it.  Doesn’t have to be big, or complicated, you can use the camera in your phone and just snap.

Kindness.  Do something kind from your heart for someone, it will raise your vibration and fill you with joy.

Learn something new.  Learn a language, how to knit, how to draw, Yoga, how to fix a cabinet.  There are endless possibilities.  Just involve yourself and give yourself a new experience.

Connect with nature.  Walk barefoot on the grass.  Hug a tree. Listen to the birds chirping.  Bring flowers into your home.  Go for a nature walk around your neighborhood.  Watch a show on TV about nature.  Just admire nature, if you’re open to it, nature will open itself to you.

Love yourself.  Cultivate the habit of loving and nurturing yourself.  Make time for you.  Give yourself what you need, rest, jump, read articles on how to love yourself.  Find one thing you love about yourself every day and give gratitude for it.

Joy is not indulgence, it’s a necessity and it’s our choice and responsibility.  It’s our empowerment.  There’s magick in feeling joy, it lights us up, makes us feel good, fills us with energy.  Joy can help us combat stress reenergize us and boost our resilience.  Joy keeps us healthy and sane.  It strengthens our immune system, and we can rely on it to pull us through difficult times.

Joy is an essential part of our daily life; we need joy for our well-being. Even if we spend just fifteen minutes a day doing something that makes our heart smile, we will raise our vibration level, uplift our mood, elevate our mindset, and just plain feel joy-filled.

Joy-full Blessings.

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

 

Start the Week with Self Love

It’s Monday, it’s a brand-new week and brand-new possibilities lie ahead.  I’m starting the week with the intention to be kind and gentle with myself first.  No matter what comes up, these are the two energies I’m focusing on to get me through everything.  When I feel restless, when I have low energy, when I’m being lazy, procrastinating and get annoyed at myself.  When my body hurts and I can’t go out for a walk and I’m upset.  When I let myself get frustrated, forgetting myself and eating out of control…I’m leaning on – kind and gentle.

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Sometimes we just need a little kindness and gentleness to get us through.  Not every day can be the same, not every day can we expect the same, and when we just plain fall off the wagon, we need to remember to be – kind and gentle – with ourselves.

I wrote kind and gentle on a sticky note and stuck it on my fridge so I can see it every day.  Use these words if they feel good for you, or use whatever words feel good, and just remind yourself you deserve to be – kind and gentle – with yourself.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Ways to Simplify

Slow down.

Declutter.

Set boundaries.  Say yes, only to what you really mean yes to.

Accept to love yourself without guilt or shame.

Let go of what doesn’t matter.

Let go of what’s not yours to worry over.

Let go of other people’s drama.

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Liberate yourself and let go of limiting beliefs.  Weed them out and let go of them, and  take that first step towards freedom.

You choose – decide to be healthy, happy, prosperous, worthy, deserving, loving…

Have gratitude for the little things, even the ones you think are meaningless.

You cannot get to your true self while you’re covered up with overwhelm.

Live consciously.

Create an easy morning routine that supports you.

When you simplify your life you’ll gain more energy, you’ll remove extra mental and physical clutter, you’ll feel lighter, you’ll gain space and time.  You’ll be opening doors to your own inner self.

Simplify your days, simplify your life.  Make room for your true self to shine.

Love to hear your thoughts.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Start 2020 With Positive Affirmations

Hello everyone, originally my article was published in the January issue of The Inspired Guide magazine (here), and I meant to post it here on 2/1 but totally forgot.  If you haven’t already read it, hope you enjoy it, I personally love to say affirmations, they are a part of my daily ritual and a magical key in creating change.

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How good would it feel if we knew that we could have calm, joy, confidence, greater health, prosperity, abundance…whatever we can imagine for ourselves, in every area of our life. How would that change the way we live every day?     Yup I know – life would be amazing!

Well you know what?  We can, and positive affirmations are the magical key that opens the door to the path of change.

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Affirmations are love notes we give to ourselves.  We’re already doing it all the time but we’re not conscious of it.  We fill ourselves with negative self-talk that puts us down and disempowers us.  I can’t do that.  I’m not creative.  I’ll never meet anyone.  I’m not lucky. I rather have health than money.  I’m so stupid.  These are all affirmations, declarations of who we are and what we want.  With every word we’re telling the Universe this is who I am and this is what I want, and the Universe who loves us, supports everything we declare for ourselves and gives us exactly that.  So, if we want to create change in our life, we need to become conscious of the thoughts we nourish ourselves with, filling ourselves with positive loving self-talk that will heal us, elevate and empower us to live our best and highest life.  I am healthy.  Money flows to me easily and magically.  I open my heart to love.  I am worthy…

The secret to affirmations is that the more we feel and believe in what we’re saying the greater and the more powerful our words become.  We cannot say “My heart is open to love” but underneath feel that “I’m just not lucky in that department”, and then expect love.  We cannot say “I love money” but really feel afraid of money because we’re holding on to the belief that “money is evil”, and then expect money to come to us.  We need to peel away the old beliefs we’ve been carrying around with us, most likely since childhood, and begin to affirm something new and awesome for ourselves.

We are limitless beings, with endless possibilities in front of us.

Positive – good for you – affirmations can up-level our mindset, fill us with love, elevate our consciousness, change the frequency of our vibration…Positive – good for you – affirmations are the magic to living a joy filled, sweeter life.

This is not to say that we can sit on our bed, say an affirmation and whala, a million dollars falls down on us, we still need to do our part in all of this.  Our life is up to us, it unfolds into exactly what we believe it to be, it may not happen overnight, but with dedication and commitment to our self, focusing daily on thoughts that make us feel good, life has no choice but to meet us at that level.

A Google search will bring up loads of affirmations, but here are a few-

I am worthy of all that I desire.

I lack nothing, all my needs are fulfilled.

I am learning and improving every day more.

I am blessed, my life is blessed.

I am open to new possibilities.

I am happy.

I am open to receive miracles.

My body is functioning in perfect order for me.

I now have the perfect job.

I love my life.

The energy of 2020 is magnetic, not only is it a New Year but a new decade and I can’t think of anything better than to start with positive affirmations and making this the year of – YOU!!!   Happy New Year!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Supercharge Your Day with These 3 Simple Steps.

Hello, Happy New Year!!! I Hope you had a wonderful New Year, mine was a quiet evening at home watching Hallmark movies 🙂

Can you believe it?  This is not just a new year but also a new decade, WOW!  I wanted in my first 2020 blog post, to share with you the one thing that I learned from the past decade that has created magick in my every day, and that’s – the way I start my day.

You know what?  I learned that you do have a say so in how your day unfolds, and you do have a say so in how you are willing to feel.  Every day you have the choice, you can start your day in a way that will uplift you, motivate you, inspire you, support you, fill you with joy…Of course sometimes life just happens, and then you get to decide how you handle it.

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I didn’t always know this.  I used to get up and first thing turn on the TV and listen to the news while everything from the previous day and before, was playing over and over again in my head.  What someone said or did, what was on my to do list, the meeting I didn’t want to go to.  Look at emails and social media. My day was up and running from the first second in the morning.  I felt stressed, overwhelmed and upset, right from the start of the day, and my day mostly followed in that way.

My morning routine now starts very different, no news, no emails, no social media, no thinking of anything that upsets me, that’s my rule.  First thing in the morning is my precious, cherished – time for me.  I am present to me.  I give love to me.  I write in my journal and I set the tone of what I expect today.  And I learned this from Pam Grout, every morning I declare that something wonderful, magical, awesome is happening for me today.  And amazingly, every day something awesome happens.

Here are my three simple steps that will supercharge your day:

1 – Put a smile on your face as soon as you wake. A smile tricks your brain into happiness.

2 – Say three loving words to yourself. I love me.  I am great.  I am divine.  I believe in myself.  I am good.  I am courageous…Say any three words that will make you feel good.  If you can’t say three, then start with one word and go from there.

3 – Declare that you’re having an amazing day today and everything is working out perfect for you. Think of how you want to feel, and envision how the day will unfold.  If you have a meeting scheduled at work, see yourself leaving the meeting smiling and happy because everything went great.

And yes, I know I said 3, but for me journal writing is a non-negotiable super power, so I’m including it.

4 – Write it down. Writing down your intention/vision/feelings packs a lot of power.

So here you have it, my 3 simple steps I do every morning that supercharges my days.

It’s January, in a brand new year and brand new decade. Time to start something new. Make time for you.  Set the tone, place the intention, envision it, feel it, write it, and –

Supercharge your day.

I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020