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

Why Pay Attention to our Thoughts

Hello everyone, hope you’re well.  Here’s a little something to consider.

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Mostly we don’t pay attention to our thoughts, we just have the same thoughts repeating themselves day after day, over and over in our mind, but the thing is that

every thought matters

every thought creates a feeling

every feeling creates an experience and

every experience dictates our every action, which is directly linked to our thought.

The result is that this is our life.

If we want different results, if we want change, we have to start with paying attention to our thoughts.

Change your thoughts and change your life.

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

 

Happiness Starts With…

Happiness starts with the way you feel about yourself.

happiness starts with 2When you don’t feel love for yourself you can’t be happy.

When you’re constantly judging and criticizing yourself,

when you’re always picking yourself apart,

when you don’t give to yourself,

when you don’t make yourself important,

when you’re always putting yourself down,

giving yourself ugly thoughts,

when you don’t feel worthy,

deserving, beautiful…

You cannot be happy no matter how hard you try – to be happy you need to come from a loving yourself place within.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

 

A Time for Extreme Self-Love

This is a time for extreme self-love and self-care, and I like all of us, need some extra special love right now.  I’m trying to be strong for my kids so they don’t worry about me, but the truth is  that I’m a bundle of emotions.  I have moments where I’m totally stressed out, on edge, anxious and then I have moments where I’m feeling calm and joyful and I know everything will be all right.

I think that practicing self-love & self-care right now is more important than ever.  Loving ourselves and caring for ourself has to be an essential part of our daily routine. It’s not a luxury, it’s an essential part in keeping ourselves healthy, strong, and maintaining a healthy immune system.

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One of my self-love practices is, I write myself a ‘love note’ and I like to place it on the end table in my hanging out room so I can see it throughout the day.  Every time my eyes land on – hello self I love you – it makes me smile, uplifts me and fills me with joy.  I wrote this a couple of months ago, and I’m still looking at it every day, and it’s still nourishing me.

If you need some extra special love right now, try this – write yourself a love note – place it someplace where you’ll see it throughout the day, it can be anything that makes you feel good.  Your own words, a phrase from a book, lyrics from a song…anything that will elevate your spirit, make you smile, feel good, feel happy and fill you with joy.

Buddha said “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

And now more than ever we all need to do whatever we can to empower ourselves and give ourselves self-love & self-care to get us through this time.  And let’s remember that this will pass and – Everything will be alright.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

What I’m Reading

I hope you’re all well, I’m at home and hanging out with my books over here, although I have to admit that my concentration right now is very low and there are days I can’t read anything, and days where I flip from one book to the next, but reading is a part of me and I have to at least have the books, if for nothing else but the comfort they give me.

Here are 6 books I’m reading right now 🙂

I’m re-reading “A Return to Love” I read this book a few years ago, I have the physical book but I love to read on my iPad and I finally got it from the library.   Love the library.

“Your Spacious Self” I’ve had for a year but never got around to it, so now is perfect timing.

“Dwelling”, I love Melissa Michaels blog and so of course I had to get her book, and when the book first came out everyone was gifted a journal along with it, which made me happy.  I started reading the book but for some reason got side tracked, and now I’m back to it.

I’ve been listening to Melanie Beckler on and off for a while now, and I’ve been interested in channeling, so I can’t wait to start reading  Channeling the Guides and Angels of Light,  it was being offered for free when I got it last week and I think right now it still is free on Amazon, but don’t hold me to it.

The rest of the books I found through recommendations and can’t wait to dig in.

I’m finding myself drawn to read books that evoke the feeling of home, calm and a connection to universal truths.

Love to know what you’re reading, I’d love any recommendations.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020