For your consideration … Straight to the Heart

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

is a new Template from The Garden Series created by Aliana Alani ©2016

 

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Straight to the Heart (Snippet view)

 

Size:  15” x 22 ¼ “

Done on high quality watercolour paper in gold, silver, and deep garnet pens

 

Focus:  Frequently we move through life in small steps – a little one here, perhaps a slightly larger one there. Yet every once in a while, someone will choose to do what we often call a quantum leap; to go directly to the core of life, whatever that might mean at the time, bypassing all else.

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART is a template that does exactly what its name says. It takes us straight to the heart – of The Garden and of love, and ultimately, to the heart of the Divine within. It is uncomplicated and uncluttered, pure and potent.

 

For pricing and to purchase, email: aliana@22shangrila.com. Please mark ‘Templates from The Garden’ in the subject section. Alternatively you can leave a message below.

As always, I wish you much joy.

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A bit of poetry…

I AM THE DANCE  

by: Aliana Alani ©2016

 

I am the dance of the universe.

My cells tango with the heavens
and salsa with the seas.

My heart beats to a drum, divine,
marrying its pulse with worlds as yet unseen.

My mind, ah my mind, hums and sways with
melodies, both wordless and serene.

I am the dance of the universe.
I am the dance.

Come dance with me.

Here’s a new Snippet…Serenity

…from the Templates from The Garden Series created by Aliana Alani 2016

  SERENITY

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Serenity

 

Size:  15” x 22” – on high-quality watercolour paper – done in gold, silver, light aqua, deep teal, and lime coloured pens

 

Focus:  To walk in The Garden of Life with a deep sense of calm and inner knowing, viewing all around from a place of peace – these are the qualities that SERENITY brings. To contemplate its beauty, meditate on its form and frequencies is to open a door to inner harmony, and indirectly, to contribute to the harmony of the world as well.

 

SERENITY is looking for its new home. Perhaps it is meant to live with you.

 

 As always, the Templates from The Garden series can be purchased as artwork or with the added influence, should you wish, of being a Keeper of its frequency and story.

 For price information and to buy, email – aliana@22shangrila.com

As always, I wish you much joy.

 

A prayer of love

A couple of days ago, a Facebook friend shared the following prayer. I don’t know where it came from originally but I liked it, copied it out, and have been spending time with it. I share it with you now. It may be your cuppa or it may not. I share it because our world needs love, now more than ever, and so do we. It’s called:

 

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

 

I open my heart wide to receive the love of God.

As I receive God’s love as universal supply, all my affairs are healed.

I realize and accept the healing power of the Universe as love, and I allow the healing power that is love to penetrate my life.

I readily accept the healing power of love in my life and I know that as love, God is my limitless and abundant supply made manifest.

I feel the outpouring of God’s love in my body & mind.

I feel God’s love in my affairs, and I know all is well.

 

A Reminder…

Earlier this year, I posted a notice letting everyone know about THE SACRED GARDEN templates on offer. As you may remember, these are individual templates created solely for you,  your center, or your business.

Here is a reminder of what they are about:

                EACH TEMPLATE IS CREATED – to help you find your unique place of expression in The Garden, to help clear the clutter that slows you from being the best you can be in this garden of love, and to open wide the doors of your heart and knowing that you may then celebrate and prosper in this magnificence dance of love that we all have the opportunity of participating in here & now.

As I mentioned then, they are incredibly powerful tools that, when opened, provide a great opportunity for evolution. As I also mentioned, given the energy required to bring them forth, the amount of time it takes to do one, plus the rest of my schedule, I am only able to accommodate one commission template per month.

THE SACRED GARDEN template offer is only available for a limited time, so if it resonates with you, please do act quickly.

                 A 20-minute free consultation is available to clarify whether this template focus is right for you. Additional information, including price, is available upon request. Simply email me at: aliana@22shangrila.com. Please mark – THE SACRED GARDEN TEMPLATE OFFER – in the subject section to ensure that I receive your email. Alternatively, you can leave a notice of your interest in the Comment space below.

As always, I wish you much joy.

 

 

 

How Fragile…

 

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By: Aliana Alani ©2016

There is a beautiful song written by Sting called, How Fragile We Are. I heard it for the first time driving down a highway in the dead of night. Its haunting melody searched the horizons of my heart like the car’s headlights searched the road ahead. Were we travelling the same path? It felt that way. And so began, among other things, a love of Sting’s music, which continues to this day.

 

Light Within The DarknessOne would think that with all the topsy-turvy in the world we might just get used to the ebb and flow of life, its almost constant shift and change. You could even dance with the idea that within these upside-down moments, tremulous as they often are, reside opportunities hidden deep within, life lessons that can ultimately ease the way, shining a path to home.  And yet…

How fragile we are…

There is a vulnerability within us all. A soft spot we frequently like to protect. Instinctively we know it is a door to loving; still we’re careful, usually, about how often we leave it open, or who we let in, or whether we dare to enter it ourselves and live from its sacred domain, a center space we crave like some long distant memory. We’re careful, cautious, because inside we know…

How fragile we are…

And yet we also know, again at a deep level, that it is our greatest gift, this vulnerability, this circle of feeling. We sense, with every fibre of our being, that we are at our best when we are loving; that we are living our Divine potential when we are sharing that love without condition; when we are coming from a place of unlimited kindness and compassion. We know this, still…

When devastation happens – wars rage, fires ravage, floods submerge, people we love succumb to illness or despair and we find ourselves alone – when that which we hold dear dissolves before our eyes, it is hard to imagine that in such moments we are at the very precipice of loving, and yet we are. It may not feel like that. It may feel like an abyss with nothing left, no light, no home to go to, no one to hold onto. It may feel as though there will be no tomorrow – none you can see, none that feels worth living for. It may feel as though everything is closing down. And yet…

…the rain will fall, like tears from a star…

Every moment carries an opportunity – to dare to open, to heal, and to love again. Whether it is an outstretched helping hand, a smile that warms the soul, or a welcome mat you never expected to find – whether you are the giver or the receiver – whether we are talking about humanity, the earth, or beyond – it is all about the loving. Always.

…like tears from a star…

Nothing happens without all of us feeling it. All of us. Everywhere. Whether we know it or not. And everything blossoms and grows with love, especially when generously given. Things come and go. Worlds evolve and change. But the essence of love is always there, dancing throughout the play of life. It is who we are.

This love – infinite, knowing no bounds or limits – this is who we truly are.

 

Apologies and gratitude to Sting for borrowing some of his beautiful song phrases to filter through this writing. I didn’t ask ahead of time so I’m hoping he won’t mind. How Fragile We Are is, to me, one of the most beautiful songs ever written. If you have never heard it, do yourself a favor, find it, buy it, and listen.

For everyone from Fort McMurray

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Wherever you are at the moment, stay safe – and know that our prayers are with you. May angels guide you during this difficult time.