To Be or Not…

TO BE OR NOT…                                                                            by Aliana Alani ©2017

This is a long read so hang in there with me.

As I was counting my blessings yesterday morning, I found myself giving thanks for living in a relatively peaceful country. I say relatively because we all have little chaos gremlins spinning around in our minds from time to time encouraging us to bitch about this or that, whether this or that is even worthy of bitching about (gremlins, you might remember, don’t actually care about worthiness and are not known for being discriminatory at all). So it’s easy enough to get on that bandwagon without really thinking about it and well, give out, as they say. Giving out being a golden road to heaven for a gremlin.

maple leafThat said, Canada is a decent country. Most people generally do get along. We have a high percentage that believe in kindness as a path to well-being, like the idea of a healthy environment, and would prefer dialogue to out & out warfare. Sure there are things to change, things we could get better at, things we should get better at, and yes there is the issue of the weather – this is where you are to picture intense chill and vast amounts of white flakes falling for far too many months at a time. Clearly I am not one of those who love to ski.

So there I am basking in the soft air of blessedness and tranquility. Grateful all the way to those maple syrup rafters for being in a peace-filled land. Until I turned on my computer and read the latest news.

Now, I am not one for getting political on this site. I admit there have been fleeting moments when I have dipped the tips of toes into those waters, but generally no. This is a site for soft words, for the poetic, for blossoming gardens, for life built anew in beauty and love.

So forgive me as I step outside of that realm. It is precisely because of that realm – the realm of a peaceful loving world – that I do so.earth in space  2

WHEN A MAN IN THE ROLE OF LEADER OF A LARGE COUNTRY dares to say, in front of a vast group of other leaders and representatives from many countries in the world, that he would not think twice (if provoked of course) of TOTALLY DESTROYING a country – this should be a warning to us all to stand up and say – Not On My Watch, thank you very much! Why? Because if we don’t, if it becomes okay to blatantly speak of obliterating another country, especially in this nuclear age, as if it were all a computer game to be won or lost by the best little twinkie in town, then we are dangerously close to crossing a line that we, as a human species, may not recover from – certainly not in this incarnation.

I am not naive. I realize that one country desiring to take over another is not new (it may not be good but it’s certainly not new). Nor is it new to have despots clamoring for power. Look around. We seem to be full of them these days. I get that in many ways this is but history repeating itself. But must we? Must we repeat this? Have we learned nothing from the suffering and devastation of the past, let alone what’s going on right now?  Have we learned nothing from Hiroshima? Do we honestly think that we could have a war (no matter the excuses we give for its rightness), obliterating a country (and its entire people by the way) full of nuclear energy, perhaps using nuclear weapons to do it, and not have it affect the rest of the world? Do we think we can get off scot-free from such actions? Clearly the Man in the Role of Leader of a Large Country thinks he can, if he’s thinking about it at all!

And that begs the question – does anyone, role of leader or no, have the right to make such choices – choices that could, probably would, intimately affect the rest of humanity and the planet? Clearly the Man in the Role of thinks he does. And that is a most worrisome thing.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S UP TO US.lotus flower

If we truly desire a world of harmony and love, then we must do everything we can to bring that into being, and from the looks of things, we must do it now.

Each in our own way, we can stand up and say, NO – Not in my World – Not on my Watch!  But what about the positive – the YES. What can we do there? As is often the case, it’s the small yet constant that makes a difference. Those little thoughts and actions that build like droplets in an ever-growing wave. You don’t think they’re going anywhere until suddenly you turn around and, poof, there’s your new life. In this case, a blossoming peaceful world.

So now would be a good time to envision it within your heart and mind – make it into a grand movie that you delight in watching again and again. Cultivate the still point within each and every day so that you bring as much peace to the equation as you can – remember, every moment of peace sends a ripple into the world and makes a difference. Water the garden of your life and world as if it were your child and you the parent nurturing it into wellness and exquisite being. Speak words that encourage love and compassion, to those you know and those you don’t know. Whatever you do in your day, do it with love. Smile often. Laugh much. Stand up and be counted. Write about it. Paint it. Share stories. Whatever is your talent for helping this world be better, use it. And as the old adage says, ‘treat people the way you would want to be treated’.

This is a world crying out for love.  Dare to love it back. Please.

And remember – deep within, YOU are the stuff of dreams. The love that passes all understanding. The divine flame that burns eternal and everlasting – YOU.

You are needed. We are all needed. And we are needed now.

NAMASTE, and thank you.

burning candles, like a heart

 

Advertisements

Forget not…

Alright you Shining Lights, you makers of dreams, you daring souls who appreciate the slightly different  – THIS IS FOR YOU.

Four more months. That’s it. After December 31st, 2017, there will be NO MORE personal commissioned templates – at least through me. To those of you who don’t know me, this might sound like an oh well kind of thing, a would have been nice but there you go, no big deal. But trust me, after doing these for people in different parts of the world for well over 25 years now (My God, has it been that long?!) and watching the positive growth/change these can bring, it’s a pretty big deal.Gateway to the Heart

So ponder, yes. Think about it, for sure. Listen to your heart. If your heart says YES, then act. Don’t wait. Time flies these days. And templates, at least the big Master ones (which you just might want to get), take awhile to do.

To read more about them, click here  Sacred Geometry to go to the Sacred Geometry page.

Have a bliss-filled peaceful harmonious day!

 

 

 

Go take a peek…

lotus flowerCheck out the WHAT’S NEW page.You can click here to go directly to it.  WHAT’S NEW    You’ll find a gentle reminder of things both available and coming to a close in the ‘not too distant’. I hope you’ll look, listen in, and take advantage of these opportunities.

May your day be filled with joyous moments, especially in these turbulent times, and may love prevail in all that you are and do.

Discounts available!

Starting today, MAY 15th, there is a 20% discount on all templates remaining in the TEMPLATES FROM THE GARDEN SERIES. To see which ones are available and to view snippet images, check out the WHAT’S NEW page by clicking here WHAT’S NEW  If any one of them speaks to your heart and you feel you are meant to be a Keeper, do not hesitate to make contact. Namaste, and thank you.

A Light of Love

THIS IS A LIGHT OF LOVE.     If we all turned on such a light, think what it would say about our lamp2-txt-sized-downworld. Think what healing might come out of that.

To learn more about what this is all about, please go to the page A Light in the Window  If it touches your heart, turn on that light – and share this posting (and the ones to come) wherever you can.

Love is the answer. Always has been. Always will be.

Ask only…

                                                                    By Aliana Alani ©2016

tuberose 3

Ask not of others
to be what you want
them to be.

Ask only of yourself
to be who you
truly are.

And what is left…

By: Aliana Alani ©2016

 

And so it is that friendships
come and go.
And memories that seemed etched in time
begin to fade.

The imports of a life no longer
weave their spells.
Their words and thoughts no longer
holding sway.

And what is left is to the
alchemist pure gold.
A plot of heaven midst a field
of fertile light.

One solitary note. One single chord.
Echoing throughout the endless
chambers of the
Eternal heart.

Windows…

A quick posting to let you all know that there are TWO NEW TEMPLATES available – WINDOWS INTO LIGHT and WINDOWS INTO LOVE.

12″ x 22″ and 11″ x 22″, they are long, slender, and beautiful – done mostly in gold and silver, one with electric blue, another with aqua blue, with a bit of black in each, and of course, they are looking for their new homes.

I don’t have any pics yet, but given how much we can all use light and love in these times, I wanted you to know straight away that they are available in case one resonates for you.

If you want to order or see a pic, email me at 22shangrila.com

Many blessings.

It’s a Day of Love.

And yes, it’s also Sunday.

Let this Day of Love be an overflowing waterfall of kindness, compassion, and deep heartfelt communion – with yourself, with others, with your world.

Water the garden of your life with Love until everything begins to heal and flourish again – until Love, Divine and everlasting, becomes the guiding light within all you are and do.

single-red-rose-3

You are this Love. Remember that.

Let it shine brightly. Let Love prevail.

Your Divine Life’s Purpose Template for 2017

THESE ARE CHALLENGING TURBULENT TIMES. They call on us to be the best we can be and they call on us to be as centred and balanced as possible. Not always easy to do as the world spins, sometimes madly, around us.

THERE IS A FEELING THAT 2017 WILL BE A YEAR OF GREAT CHANGE. Like all such change, windows of growth and opportunity hover within. Whether we spot them, take advantage of them, evolve through them, is up to us. But if in our heart of hearts we are determined to live our true potential and divine purpose, then utilizing those windows becomes imperative.burning candles, like a heart

With this in mind, the following NEW Sacred Geometry Template is being made available.

YOUR DIVINE LIFE’S PURPOSE TEMPLATE FOR 2017

These are personal templates created specifically for you – to help you hone in on, activate, and live with harmony and love your Divine Life’s Purpose for the year 2017. They do not override nor take the place of a large Master Life’s Purpose template, if you have had one done or are thinking of getting one done. What they do is help you awaken to and deal specifically with your divine purpose for these turbulent times within the coming year. They provide you with the energetic support and multi-dimensional awareness that comes through the power of sacred geometry and that is specifically oriented to you, so that you may claim your place at the table of love in action (with as much clarity as possible) during these shifting times.

Here are the details:      Each template will be done on high-quality watercolor paper in either Black or Gold ink (the choice is yours). They will be 11”x 15” in size. The cost is $195. (+shipping/packaging) and is in Canadian funds.

The window for ordering these templates is NOVEMBER 1st, 2016 until APRIL 1st, 2017.

You are welcome to pre-order if you like. A $50 non-refundable payment is necessary to hold your place. Obviously, since these are individually created and only so many can be done within the allotted time period, orders are taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. *Please note, there is no discount on these templates.

If this resonates with you and you want to order or to know more, do email me, aliana at 22shangrila.com or leave a note below with your contact details.

More than ever, your light and your love are needed. That is why this offer has been created. May it speak to your heart and help light your way.