Turn Your Spiritual Light On

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“Be aware that God is always with you. In your mind, picture yourself in an imaginary dark room. The darkness represents your lack of awareness of God’s protective omnipresence. Make a conscious decision to turn on the spiritual light in that imaginary room. You are in control of the light switch. Now if a negative force of any sort tries to get into the room, it will be impossible. Negative forces cannot break through God’s light.

You choose to turn the spiritual light on or off by being consciously aware of it. If the spiritual light is off in your room (your life), then by turning it on, you can make the darkness and negativity leave forever. Darkness and negative forces are repelled by the light of God. The only way there can be darkness in your room is if you allow it to be there, by turning off your spiritual light switch. With that switch in “off” position, you will feel separate from God, though in reality you are not. Separation is only an illusion. God is always there for you.”

~ Goddess Linda Georgian, ‘Create Your Own Future’

Today’s Video: Put Your Lights On – Santana feat. Everlast

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Focus on What you Want, not on What you Don’t Want

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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,”
he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

 

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Make a Creative Dream Life Plan

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by Luzia Light

The creative dream life plan is a collection of hand-illustrated index cards symbolizing your dreams and goals with more detailed descriptions written on the back. What I love about this type of collection – as opposed to let’s say, a vision board – is that you can add more goals any time you like. You can take goals out of the collection if you change your mind or if your goal has been reached. You can make any card the front cover, therefore prioritizing what you most like to focus on at any given time. You can add more images to the front and add more words to the back of the cards and you can redo any card if you want to make changes. It’s small enough to carry around in your purse or bag and so you can look at it and leaf through it several times a day. It’s a really great way to keep your focus on what you really want to create and see happen in your life. Also, it’s loads of fun!

What you need:

4″ x 6″ index cards
scissors
hole-punch
binder rings (1.5″ is a good size, I think)
old magazines, flyers etc.
clear packing tape
scotch tape
felt pen
glue stick

How to Create your Dream Life Plan

  1. Make a list of everything you would like to
    – have
    – be
    – and do.
    You can create one booklet specifically for a healthier lifestyle or for your career or you can use one booklet for everything.
  1. Think of an image that could symbolize each wish. I used an image of a home office to symbolize my goal of working from home full-time, not just part-time. I used an image of a painting of my favourite painter to symbolize that I’d like to create time and space to make more art.
  1. Glue the images on the index cards. Cut off any uneven edges. Use clear packing tape (it’s usually about 1.5″ wide) to cover the front of the cards in three strips. Leave a 1/4 of an inch border that can be folded over to the back and cut off the corner edges, so it folds smoothly.
  1. On the back of each index card write your goal and a more detailed description of what you want to accomplish.
  1. Think about your values and come up with a few power words that are particularly meaningful for you at this point in your life. One of my power words is creativity. I wrote it on a piece of paper, cut it out and taped it on top of the card with the painting. By taping it on top of the tape-covered card, I can remove it and replace it later if I feel like it. You can also create a card for each power word or put all power words on one card.
  1. Use a hole-punch to punch a hole into the corners of all cards. Measure to make sure they are all in the same place. Then use a binder ring to tie them together. Fini!
  1. Add more goal cards anytime you like. After I finished my little booklet, I realized I really wanted to prioritize self-care in my life. So I made a card for it with a cup of tea as a symbol and wrote a list of self-care ideas on the back. Basically anything you want to focus on in your life can be added to your Dream Life Plan; big things like a new car, your dream house or a sailboat and simple things like spending more time with your family and friends and having more fun.
  1. HAVE FUN!
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It’s Self Care Weekend! 30 Ways to Be Good to Yourself

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30 Ways to Be Good to Yourself

by Luzia Light

  1. Go to a cafe by yourself. Write in your notebook or journal and see what needs to get out of your head and onto paper. Let it flow.
  2. Indulge in a magazine.
  3. Read that book you’ve been wanting to read.
  4. Go to a bookstore and get inspired. Or your local library.
  5. Drink a cup of herbal tea. Take a deep breath. Relax.
  6. Practice Mindfulness.
  7. Have breakfast in bed.
  8. Watch your favourite movies in bed.
  9. Eat healthy, nourishing, yummy foods.
  10. Visit an art gallery or museum.
  11. Do Yoga.
  12. Meditate.
  13. Drink lemon water. It’s good for your immune system, detoxifies your body and is anti-inflammatory.
  14. Reiki yourself.
  15. Buy yourself some body care products and pamper yourself like you mean it. A new shower gel or bath oil, body lotion, hand creme, new nail polish, facial scrub, face mask… indulge!
  16. Make a list of things that make you happy and you are grateful for.
  17. Make a list of fun things to do next weekend and the weekend after. Having something to look forward to is a big happiness booster.
  18. Buy yourself fresh flowers or a new houseplant.
  19. Cuddle – with your children, your partner, your pet or with a cozy blanky.
  20. Wear comfortable clothes that make you feel great.
  21. Make up your own mantra. Think about what you most want right now in this moment and phrase it as a positive affirmation. Like, “I’m happy and peaceful.” “I love my new car.” “I am wildly successful in my dream career.” Make this your daily mantra, until you feel it’s time for a new one.
  22. Do absolutely nothing. Just take a break and sit down or lie down and let your mind wander.
  23. Make a vision board or start a vision book of all the dreams you’d like to see come true very soon.
  24. Light candles.
  25. Use an aromatherapy oil diffuser with a relaxing essential oil like Lavender, Jasmine or Sandalwood.
  26. Listen to relaxing music.
  27. Let yourself be loved.
  28. Take a nap.
  29. Eat out at a nice restaurant or eat in from a take-out menu.
  30. Write your very own self-care list and keep it handy. Carry it with you in your wallet so you can do a thing or two from your list every day.

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25 Goddess Empowerment Songs

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Let your Spirit be bigger than your fear. Fear is simply the absence of love. Fear is feeling out of alignment with who you really are. Remind yourself every day how strong and powerful you really are, deep down in the center of your being. Here is a power playlist to help you remind yourself of your awesomeness!

Goddess Power Play List 

  1. I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
  2. Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain
  3. Video – India Arie
  4. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
  5. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  6. Firework – Katy Perry
  7. Roar – Katy Perry
  8. Hit me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  9. Sisters are Doing it for Themselves – Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin
  10. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  11. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
  12. Hey, Goliath – Melanie Doane
  13. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  14. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  15. Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
  16. Good Mother – Jann Arden
  17. Give me one Reason – Tracy Chapman
  18. Hand in my Pocket – Alanis Morissette
  19. Brass in Pocket – Chrissie Hynde
  20. Complicated – Avril Lavigne
  21. Charmed Life – Diana Krall
  22. Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  23. Hold On – Wilson Phillips
  24. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
  25. The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

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Today’s Video:
Hey, Goliath – by Goddess Melanie Doane

 

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photo: Melanie Doane, Belleville, Ontario, Canada 2013

 

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8 Happiness Boosters

Audrey

8 Happiness Boosters

1. Journaling
There are many different ways to journal, including
• writing in notebooks
• typing into private files
• making bulleted lists of thoughts
• creating scrapbooks with words and pictures.

2. Expressing Gratitude
• saying thank you to people who help you
• an anonymous donation to a worthy cause
• prayers of thanks.

3. Moving your Body
• schedule time at the gym every week in your calendar
• go running
• go out dancing
• walk more
• take the stairs instead of the elevator
• bike to work
• go skating with your kids

4. Altruism
Acting with an unselfish regard for others doesn’t always come naturally, even though many psychologists believe we’re hard-wired for empathy since cooperative behavior allowed our ancestors to survive under harsh conditions. But most of us realize that when we make the effort to give without expectations of reciprocity, we feel fulfilled and energized. (Psychology Today)

5. Savouring happy Memories
Whenever you can stop and take a moment to recall the memories that have brought you joy, you are essentially giving thanks and promoting happiness at the same time.

6. Forgiveness
Forgiving others and forgiving yourself are good for your health and well-being. Forgiveness cannot always be rushed, but once you are ready to experience its benefits, experts suggest that you create a forgiveness ritual, such as writing a letter to a person who has harmed you and then either sending it or burying it to signify closure.

7. Applying your Strengths
We all have strengths that are unique to us, but we don’t’ always notice or appreciate them. When we come from a position of strength, though, we appear comfortable in our own skin and have more natural tools at our disposal to be successful.

8. Meditation
10-20 Minutes in the morning and/or evening of sitting in a relaxed, comfortable position. Breathe deeply. Empty your mind by letting your thoughts float by instead of focusing on anything in particular. Just be. Come home to yourself.

inspired by: Caroline Adams Miller, ‘Create your best Life’

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Calming Negative Energy

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“There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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