About AlianaAlani

Writer, visual artist, spiritual facilitator, and frequent traveller. I'm Canadian born. I've lived in Ireland, touched the shores of Spain and Italy, spend time in Australia and drink in the Aloha of Hawaii as often as I can. I have a love of myth and story, its power and magic in our lives, and how it forms and colours our journeys. I am haunted by beauty and the magnificence and wonder of our world. For me, Shangrila is here and now.

New Poetry…

HI EVERYONE!

There’s a new poem on the POETRY page, just posted. Go take a peek when you have a moment. Hope that in some way it speaks to your journey and your heart. 

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Take care. Have a great day! And may each moment be filled with love.

 

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Some new poetry…

There’s a new piece of poetry that I wrote, just put on the POETRY page entitled, AND SO IT IS… Click on the ‘poetry’ link below. Hope you enjoy it.

Poetry

Have a beautiful day, night, morning, moment – wherever you are!

Be well and prosper!

Happy Earth Day!

In the midst of all the craziness, it’s good to remember the beauty and wonder of this marvelous planet we call, EARTH – also known as, GAIA, to some.

And what better time to do it than on the day we have chosen to mark its beauty – EARTH DAY, which is of course, today.

So go on now, celebrate the beauty – step out of the fog of everything else (no matter how important it all seems) and remember how exquisite this planet is, how lucky we are to be a part of it all, and how in harmony it (and we) can be if we put all attention into LOVING IT ALL INTO HARMONY once more.

Who knows, we might even move into harmony ourselves. Imagine that!

So check out the flowers, the petals, the new growth, the sun glistening on the water, the breeze kissing the leaves, and the dance of it all in our hearts. Then, if it feels right, give thanks for absolutely every little bit of it, large and small.

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Springtime White Blossoms

Yes, it’s that time!

THE DAY OF THE GREEN … and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, what planet are you on?! 

Here’s a clue – think shamrocks, pints of Guinness (colored green, of course), rivers washing the edges of city shores, also in green (i.e. Chicago, if they went ahead and did it this year), music – anything from Trad (that means traditional for you neophytes) to U2 to Damien Rice to … the list goes on (Ireland does music really well – and in that comment I just gave you another clue), to the waxing of the poet (NO, they’re not all going for a leg wax!) – any number of poets, from the classic (Yeats, perhaps) to the new (Ireland does that really well too – it’s in the genes – and I am NOT talking about the pants).

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In case you haven’t guessed by now — it is — ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!!!!

So go on now, give yourself a treat. Turn on some Irish music, sip a glass of Guinness if you like, wear green (a bit or a lot), watch movies with Irish actors (there are a lot of those, the movies and the actors), and generally tip your whatever to the glory of the Irish … and all the joy, poetry, magic and yes, even melancholy they have brought to our world.

As you do, may I leave with you this wee Irish blessing (my version) — May the sun always shine upon your back. May you know joy and delight in all you are and do. And may good things happen and blessings abound for you and those you hold dear, now and always.

Happy St. Pat’s Day, everyone!

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Here’s a pic of Glendalough to keep you company.

HAPPY 2021!

Happy New Year!

JANUARY 1st, 2021 – a new day, a new year, and no matter how crazy things look at the moment, an opportunity for a new way of living and being. Yes, really.

I’m not talking about the new ‘normal’, as in how adaptive will we cramp ourselves into being. I’m talking about that 4-letter word – LOVE.

For 2021 is the year to live LOVE. Yes, really. To breathe LOVE, imagine LOVE, and shine LOVE forth in all its glory. It’s the year to share the LOVE that you are – to dig deep beyond the pain and sadness and find that shining light of love that’s been hiding in the crevices of your oh-so-vulnerable heart.

It’s the year to dare to be who you truly are. And that means to LOVE.

Yes, the world can look dark. Yes, it can feel scary. And yes, there are bound to be moments when you wonder whether it’s all worth it. But in that still-point voice deep inside, you know it is.

So go on now, grab those cherished dreams and bring them into reality. Dust off your visions, polish up your talents, unfold that bucket list, and LOVE them all into being. And then share them.

Be kind. Be caring. Be gentle. And most of all, be very good to YOU. Because if you can’t love you, how you can love anything or anyone else? Really.

2020 was, in many ways, a dark place for our world. Dark places can feel like they can go on forever. But the thing about dark places is this – all you really need to change them – is to turn on the light.

Your love is that light.

 

                                           HAPPY 2021 TO YOU ALL!

 

Love is the answer, always.

Doors closing, new ones opening…

Hello Everyone!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything. Apologies for that. Winds blowing and all…

As with us all, change is everywhere. So it is with me. Please check the WHAT’S NEW page WHAT’S NEW to see some of what’s happening with my work.

We are at a time when Love is needed more than ever. Love of ourselves. Love of each other. Love of this beautiful planet.

In the midst of the spin and swirl, please take time to see beyond the drama and the chaos and begin to envision the world you truly want – for yourself, for your children, for the good of All – and then DARE (because it takes a bit of daring to do this at this time) – to be it, to see it, to stand true to it, and to call it into being each and every moment, with each and every breath you take.

I know that sounds arduous but it matters – and so do YOU!

Thank you for being the beautiful light of the Eternal that YOU truly are.

Thank you for choosing a world of harmony and love. Here. Now.

To All You Beautiful People…

In late March of this year, I sent the following writing to people on my email mailing listing. When reading it again today, I realized it is in many ways as relevant now as it was then. And so I send it your way in loving kindness in the hopes it might be of some aid to you during these times. It’s a long read so hang in there with me.

 

To All You Beautiful People:

I’ve been searching for the right moment to write, the right words to say, for the past week or so … How to reach out and remind you of how special you are, how much you matter. Here. Now.

These are challenging times. That’s obvious. As fear builds like a massive ocean wave, gaining speed a little more each day, it is easy to get swept into its midst and forget. Easy to succumb, and in succumbing, feel as though there is nothing in front of you but this escalating danger.

But you know better.

Most of you have been on the path of self awareness and spiritual discovery for years. You have dipped into its well of wisdom, read its books of possibility, and dared to open your hearts. Many of you have chosen to walk a path of mindfulness, listening deep, and then stepping forth in Love.

That Love is needed now, more than ever.

Many of you adhere to the knowing that what you focus on is what you create. That when you bring a depth of feeling to that focus, it helps speed it into your current reality. Perhaps the question to ask is – where is your attention now? What is it that you want to help bring into being? Here. Today.

There is always an opportunity to see things a different way.

So here is yours – If a kind, healthy, harmonious, peaceful, and loving world is what you want, then dare to put all your attention and feeling into that, yes even now. Walk each moment of each day as if it were so, because on another level it already is. Come home to that in your heart of hearts. And in the coming home, love it into being. And then be grateful for every blessed moment of it. Here. Now.

Whatever due diligence you feel you must do in the world at large,  do it of course, but from an energy of Love, not fear.

You are such beautiful souls, each one of you, and YOU are needed now. Your LOVE is needed now. Come home to what you know to be true in your hearts and live from there.

Some might say that we are here at this time because there are gifts to share. Gifts that can help us build a better world. So let’s share them, for the good of all. Here. And yes, NOW.

In Love, Light, & Infinite Possibilities

Aliana

 

 

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Something new…

Hi Everyone!

I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Apologies for that. I have a couple of thoughts I do want to share soon, but for now, when you have a moment, head over to the WHAT’S NEW page to see the latest news. Just click here WHAT’S NEW

BIG thanks … and be sure to take very good care in these crazy times. Why? Because YOU matter.

Love & Infinite Blessings.

 

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I have news…

Hello Everyone!

First of all, it is my prayer that you are keeping healthy, happy, strong, positive, and beaming with Love!! And that you are giving and receiving all the nurturing you so deserve and require.

 

THE NEWS … I’ve just posted some NEWS on the WHAT’S NEW page, click here to view it WHAT’S NEW

As with us all, these times have provided opportunities to pause and reflect. Out of such moments, change often occurs. Such is the way for me with my Sacred Geometry work.

The Templates that are available are amazing and could be of great benefit to you. So go look at the page, listen with your heart, and see if any of it resonates. If it does, do make contact.

 

Blessings, Love, and much gratitude to you for the Love you are choosing to bring to our beautiful world at this precious fragile time.

 

 

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A Gift for YOU.

Hi Everyone!

There’s a new page just up with a GIFT FOR YOU    A Gift Offering…    so go take a look, download the image if it feels right, and start meditating.

It is my gift to you.

My prayer is that it will assist you in coming into and maintaining a state of RADIANT HEALTH, now and always.

 

Stay well, stay happy, stay centred, stay in the LOVE.

Namaste.

 

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