New info bits…

Hi All!

There are some new INFO BITS on the WHAT’S NEW page. Click here to check them out. WHAT’S NEW

As well…

 

This is my prayer – May you walk each day in the sunshine of the Heart of Love. And may you come to truly know, and live, the Love That You Are. 

For Love is the answer, always.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check this out…

Hi There Beautiful Beings!!

There’s a new page entitled – A PERSONAL INVITATION. Check it out. Just click here and you will be whooshed right there! A Personal Invitation

Hope you like it. Hope it resonates. And if it does, make contact.

Wishing you all a joy-filled day!

 

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*Thanks/Mahalo to the person who did this image. Being an Aloha lover, it always speaks to my heart. Felt right to send it your way today. So go on now, think beaches, plumeria flowers, and waves of Aloha surfing through every moment of your days!

 

 

 

Earth Day

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Aloha Gaia!

I love you!!

 

 

 

 

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Do something nice for Planet Earth today, will you. It’s a very special place that could use some TLC (that’s tender loving care, for those of you who may have forgotten). So go sprinkle some of that love dust you carry deep within. Water your garden of life, and of the earth. Spread a few seeds of love. And if it feels right, give thanks for the ability to live in such an exquisitely beautiful world.

 

 

 

 

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What if…

What if a world of love is only a breath away – or standing close by, maybe even beside you…

 

What if all you have to do is open your heart a little more – shower your days with loving kindness, for others, for you…

 

What if all that is needed is to see through the eyes of love, and then live from there…

 

What if…

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for New Zealand…

This article (and its added poem, which I posted here years ago) is long, so I hope you will hang in and continue reading. And if it strikes a chord in your heart, please share. It is my feeling that New Zealand could use your prayers today.

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I AWOKE THIS MORNING to learn of the latest earthquake in New Zealand, a country that, as many know, is prone to such things. Some report it as a 7.5, others as a 7.8. Either way you look at it, it was large. Unlike the Christchurch earthquake, this one was inland and deeper. It was also bigger. The subsequent aftershocks have been large, shallow, and some have migrated northward. And there have been beginning tsunamis and casualties.

BACKTRACK, IF YOU WILL, to 2011. This time I wasn’t on the other side of the ocean. I was landing in Auckland – two hours after the Christchurch earthquake hit. As I watched the story unfold day after day for the next two weeks with all its aftershocks and increasingly bleak coverage, and as I personally walked small forest trails and ocean’s black sands, stared at calm sunsets and wild cloudy skies, I found myself touched beyond measure.

THIS WRITING BELOW feels as important to me now as it did then. As I read it again, I couldn’t help but feel that tucked within, there is perhaps a message for us all. It is a small homage to the spirit and heart of the Land of the Long White Cloud and of its people. New Zealanders, in my experience, are a strong kind people. That doesn’t mean your prayers and caring aren’t needed. So again, if this writing touches you, feel free to pass it on. Perhaps in the telling its heart song will help ease the way a little.

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       LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

                                                                                                                  ©Aliana Alani 2011

 

LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD – AOTEAROA – Where stories linger like slender strings of tiny ocean pearls within your billowy sleeves of cloudlike memory. Where sky and sea walk hand in hand and in their mirage-like mist worlds both old and new appear to hover, and on their very edges ethereal doors stand ready to be entered, to share gifts perhaps waiting to be given. Is it but a dream to feel this way? And yet somehow, I think not.

                Kia Ora, you say.

                Aloha, I answer. For that is what I know in my heart.

Heart – the door you offer, at least to me – the chance to enter a land of ancient openness and be at peace, to walk with ease again along the corridors of time. As if a jewel had been here patiently waiting to be retrieved and lived anew. Strange to find you now, for I have landed on your shores when the earth is rumbling mightily and the ring of shifting sands and olden fissures is making itself known. Breaking through the seeming solidness of life and coughing up its innards for the entire world to see.

                Kia Kaha, you say, for you have been through this before and know no fear.

Is that the opportunity, when all else falls away, to know no fear? To know that life always begins anew, that if we open our hearts and trust the birth, it can perhaps be even better than before, that we are strong in spirit no matter what?

I am touched by the hearts of people on this land of yours, Oh Long White Cloud. Touched by their generosity and kindness in the midst of devastation – their willingness to reach out and help another. It is the humaneness within humanity, is it not – to offer aid without question or condition? Too often we forget this as we stride our world of ever-increasing gadgets and sound bites. Your people are helping us to remember.

Ke Aloha Aotearoa, your beauty is astounding. Gods have walked upon your earth and fished in your waters. Songs have been sung in your honour and winds have dashed your shores. Mountains high and long have risen dressed in snowy garments. And films have told stories of Middle Earths and Hobbit kingdoms. You are part of a realm we now call, The Pacific. But somehow you are part of something else as well. It lives within the very fabric of your air, and hence within the fabric of your people. Amongst all else, it is a strength of heart and the never-ending ability to dare to weave new story into life, no matter what. A wondrous gift this is for the world to see and feel. Thank you for bringing it to our table.

Kia Kaha, Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. Kia Kaha New Zealand.

You are loved.

 

 

 

Tiny Windows … Tiny Templates

Each Tiny Window touches into an aspect and vibration of The Garden of Love, providing a small portal into a world of harmony & peace through the power of sacred geometry.

 

Done in various small sizes, and on the same high-quality watercolour paper as the large templates, they are an opportunity to celebrate The Garden of Love, albeit in a petite way, whether you choose to buy one as artwork, as a gift for another, or as a means of dipping into a world you wish to encourage into being for yourself or your family. Each one is an original (not a print).

TINY WINDOWS are available from OCTOBER 21st to DECEMBER 26th, 2016.

Prices will range between $35-$65 (+shipping/packaging), and are in Canadian funds.

I’ll be opening these TINY WINDOWS gradually over the available purchase time. There probably won’t be a lot of them, so if you’ve ever wanted some of this work or have wanted to buy one for a friend, this is the perfect opportunity. They’re small, they’re beautiful, they’re powerful, and they are so affordable. Plus they help you tap into The Garden of Love. What could be better than that?

Email me if you want one – aliana@22shangrila.com. When you do, I’ll tell you what’s currently available and the prices. You can choose which one most resonates with you. And don’t forget – mark TINY WINDOWS in the subject section!

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Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.        Always will be.

 

Need I say…?

It’s Sunday AGAIN. WOW, how could that be, and so soon after last week. Did time fly? Did the birds flutter faster into tomorrow? Did we hit the warp speed button and we don’t remember? No matter, it is Sunday and what does that make it for us lovers of a world of love – that’s right – it makes it LET’S MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE day.single-red-rose-3

So get out there. Shake a few hands, hug a few people, tell them you love them, smile that radiant smile of yours and let it nourish you and your world. Cast a glow of love like a fisherman’s net into the beyond so that it can bring forth a song of happiness and joy.

And remember, every moment is THE moment – no matter what it looks like out there. So open your heart. Dare to dream the great dream. Dare to imagine it into being. And most important, dare to love.

Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.       Always will be.

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What day is it?

YOU GOT IT – IT’S SUNDAY – our Let’s Make It A Day Of Love day. single-red-rose-3

So go be a fire fly of love. Fill each moment with kindness. Sing a song of beauty. Dance in the open air. Love the trees around you. Kiss the sun, or the clouds if the sun is hiding. And remember – you are Love. No matter what your body looks like, no matter what’s around you, no matter what’s in your bank account or isn’t – LOVE is who you really are – and LOVE is what our world is really made of. No matter how dark or dull or devastating things might appear to be, LOVE is there hiding in the mist of our moments, waiting to be felt and seen.

So go feel the love. Open you heart to its song. And when you hear it, dare to share its melody. Because LOVE is everywhere, waiting for YOU.

You are a blessing. You are LOVE.

It’s Sunday…

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SO LET IT BE A DAY OF LOVE ….

IN YOUR HEART. IN YOUR LIFE, IN YOUR WORLD.

Yes, that’s right…

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So go ahead and make it a day of love. Cast a gaze around you and celebrate the beauty. Dip your feet into the well of loving kindness and then share some with those nearby. Be joyous. Be happy. Be compassionate. And because you can, because it’s in you right here right now – take it a notch higher and go forth and be a never-ending waterfall of love.

And when the day is done and you think on all the blessed moments, breathe deeply from that magical air that’s been created, be super daring, and choose to make Monday a day of love too.

Remember – YOU MATTER – so be sure to love yourself as well.

Imagine how beautiful this world will be when every day is a day of love.

 

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Love is the answer.

Always has been.          Always will be.