Why Get to Know Yourself

The greatest gift that you can give to yourself is to – know yourself – not from the outside in, but from the inside out, that’s how you bloom into harmony with yourself and actually with all of life.

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For the last 22 years I’ve been on an awakened spiritual journey and what I can tell you is that from the moment of my conscious awakening all I’ve wanted to do is go deeper and deeper within.  It is from that place within that I’ve gotten to know life, the universe, and me.  And one thing’s for sure, there’s always more, there’s always another door to open and walk through.  There’s always a new path unfolding.  There’s always another layer of illusion to shed. There’s always another level of higher consciousness opening.  A continuous spiral that never ends.

The more I get to know myself, the more I’m able to create balance in my life.  The more I’m able to stick with a healthier daily routine, and get to know me, the true, real naked me, the me who I really am.

The more I get to know myself the more I live in loving harmony with myself in mind, body and soul.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

How I Set Myself Up for a Successful Outcome

On the 18th I’m scheduled for a knee replacement surgery, I’ll be in the hospital overnight and then I’ll be in a rehab center, I don’t know for how long before I’m able to come home.

I’m not going to lie, yes I am concerned and I am at times flipping out, but at the same time I know that everything will be ok, the surgery will be a success, and I will get through this and will be perfect and happy and grateful that I’m after it all, and everything turned out great.

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I’m trying to hold on to my deepest beliefs here, that what we put out into the universe with our thoughts and feelings is what we receive back from the universe.  So  I’m envisioning me after everything, healthy and well and feeling so happy.  Seeing myself walking around my neighborhood, stopping and taking photos.  Thanking our Great Mystery our Divine Mother, my angels and all the celestial beings who are with me helping me and blessing me.  Giving thanks that the surgery was a success and I’m now able to travel.  I’m on a cruise.  I’m climbing mountains YEAH!!! (well maybe the mountains thing will stay in my imagination :), and  I’m feeling extremely happy and giving thanks that I’m healed and well.  I’m blessing and thanking the surgeon and his team, and all the people who helped me.  Thank you – Thank you – Thank you.

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When I decided to bring my rose quartz crystal with me to have its loving energy, I wanted to take a photo for this blog post and the funny thing is that the crystal kept on falling out of my hand and I couldn’t hold on to it to snap a picture.  After about the fifth time I finally got the message, LOL, I was using the wrong background. The minute I realized this, my mothers needlepoint with the Hummingbirds that she made for me years ago came into my mind.  There was more to this than just my crystal. The Hummingbird is bringing the message of hope and jubilation.  Of joy, renewal, healing and more.  And of course my darling mother letting me know she’s with me, watching over me, all will be well.  A sign of hope to take with me.

Life is not always sunshine and flowers and magical fluffy stuff.  With every new age come new challenges.  I’m 72 now and my body is not what it was when I was 20, or 30 or even 60, or last year.  And so, I’m moving with the flow, holding on to my vision of wellness, being grateful, having faith in the process and allowing it to unfold in the way that it’s supposed to – divinely.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Happy Spring!!!

Spring is here!!!

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I just wanted to stop by and wish you Spring blessings and share this quote I love  –

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of Spring?”  ~Neltje Blanchan

Happy Blessed Spring!!!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

Believe That Magick and Miracles are Real

Let yourself believe that magick and miracles are real.

That angels and sprit guides and other celestial beings, are real and are here to help you, and that the Universe is holding you, protecting you, loving you, giving to you all the time. – Believe that the Universe is conspiring to give you all that you desire, wish for, ask for, dream of…Open that doorway and let yourself believe in the unbelievable, in the inexplicable, in the supernatural, in the AMAZING!!!

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Yes, you can.  Yes, you are.  Yes – you already know.

Believe that your life is taking place inside of, and you’re a manifestation of, an AMAZING CONSCIOUS UNIVERSE that is in you – and that wants to, and is, supporting you, loving you, and giving to you, all that you are asking for.  Good or not, huge or small, the Universe does not make choice, you‘re the one making choice you’re the one deciding what you want.  With every thought you’re the one deciding this is what I want and this is what I do not.  You’re deciding health, love, money, joy, relationships, knowledge,…and this amazing Universe is delivering.

You’re co-creating with Universal Mind every step on your journey.  Create a gorgeous life for your self.  Hold on to thoughts that empower you and elevate you and are joyful.  Dare to believe in all possibilities, it’s possible because you are a part of, and one with, a Conscious Universe that – loves only loves – and miracles and magick are abundant.

So tell me, what are you believing?  What are you holding on to for yourself?  Come and share your thoughts, love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

A Simple Mindfulness Photo Pause Creates Joy

I started to take photos because I wanted my own photos to be showcased in my blog posts.  When I started I had no idea if what I was doing was good or not, I just did it.  No one ever complained about them (LOL) and to me the photos were of course, amazing.

What started out as wanting to use my own photos, has evolved into so much more than just the act of snapping a picture for my blog.  Stopping and taking a photo of a tree, a flower, of how the light comes through the window, has become a mindfulness pause in my day.  It’s become a way of connecting with my intuition and following its guidance. It’s a moment in meditation.  It’s me being one with what I’m photographing.  It’s magic, it’s passion, it’s JOY.  It’s my feelings in the photo, making taking a photo a deep and rich experience.

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If you’re not already giving yourself the gift of a daily mindfulness photo pause, I’m encouraging you to do so.  You don’t need an expensive camera, I take all my photos with my phone, it’s what I have with me all the time, so it’s super easy.   Before you go out set the intention to find something to photograph, guaranteed you’ll find something or someone and let that be your daily fun practice.

At first I felt very self-conscious about taking a photo outside, I thought everyone is looking at me.  I’ve gotten over it.  I don’t make taking photographs an impossible thing, I make it easy and fun. I don’t compare my photos to anyone else, I don’t worry over if they’re perfect, I let my intuition guide me, and I shoot what I like.  And it doesn’t have to be a photo outside, it can be a mindfulness pause right inside your home.  I take photos of family, I stage photos for a particular blog post.  I take photos that never make it to publishing.  Inside or outside, doesn’t matter, what matters is that I take a moment to pause and to connect with my inner self to create.

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The other thing that’s happened is that I developed a connection and a love for photography and  I want my photos to be visually attractive.   When I shoot I look for composition and light.  I use two apps for editing, Phonto and WordSwag.  These apps allow me to highlight and use text and they are free to download.  There are many more apps that are great that you can find in a google search.  And I’ve also taken a couple of online photography courses.

I took all these photos of my neighbors tree over the last few days.  I told my neighbor that technically you could say that the tree is mine since some branches overlap into my yard, LOL.  I have a relationship with this tree, I’ve watched it grow from a seedling, I love this tree we greet each other every day.

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Stopping to take a photo is a mindfulness act, a moment in meditation, a connection between you and the subject you’re photographing.  With every photo we’re creating a composition, our images tell stories, and we’re creating a moment of magic and wonder that fills us with JOY. JOY. JOY.

I’d love to know if you’re practicing a daily, mindful photo pause already.  Or, do you want to start and you have questions.  I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Learning to Embrace my Imperfections

I pulled this card today, and I wanted to share it with you because it’s the perfect message right now.  It asks “What can you release to connect to the source of your power?…”  It’s perfect because I’ve been beating myself up over having put my foot in my mouth a couple of days ago, and I’m still feeling bad over it and I need to release that out of me so I can connect with my inner power.  Can’t do it if I’m holding on to my mishap, and putting myself down with negative self talk.

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Sometimes I say something, or do something without thinking, it just comes out of me, and later it hits me and I’m like OMG!!! I can’t believe I said that or did that.  When that happens I have a habit of beating myself up and making myself crazy with negative self talk.  I should have known better.  Whatever possessed me?  Why didn’t I stop myself?  I should have…and I’m thinking about how what I said, or did, is perceived by others or how it affected others and what must they think of me, and what can I do now to change it, and…OMG I just can’t believe myself… And the beating up on myself goes on and on…and all it does is make me anxious, stressed out and I feel even worse.

This is part of my growing and honestly, learning to embrace my imperfections has not been easy and I haven’t found that one quick fix yet.  And hey, if you know of one please let me know because I’ll take all the help I can get here.

So here’s the wisdom this card offers – It’s during these times that I have to stop and remind myself that stuff happens and I’m not perfect.  I’m still working on myself and instead of beating myself up, I should ask myself how is this barrage of negative self talk helping? Am I empowering myself right now?  Look at it, learn from it, forgive myself and release it so – I can stand in my power.

If you relate to this message, I’d love to hear from you, feel free to share.

The featured card is from the, Elena Brower Practice You, Daily Awakening Deck.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019