In case…

 

Hi Everyone:

In case you happen to notice that my 22shangrila circle just got smaller, I thought I should reassure you that – no, it didn’t shrink from mysterious causes, or critters surfacing from the depths of some bog in the realm of Bog-Dom, nor was it ghosts that go BUMP in the night snatching circle people along the way. It is simply because I finally decided to do what I had been telling myself I would do for the past month or more, which was to delete my Facebook Friends account. Yes, I’m one of those who are ‘logging off’ the site for a multitude of reasons which I won’t bore you with. Because 22shangrila and my Facebook Friends account were linked to enable sharing, when one goes … well you get the picture.

I am however leaving the icons below my postings here so you can use them should you wish to, recognizing that what’s right for me is not necessarily right for everyone else.

So you know – 22shangrila.com is, from now on, my principle connection with The World. Thanks for being a part of it! If you like what you see, feel free to talk it up with your friends. And thanks for that too.

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On December 31st, a door closes…

Recently I sent an email out to some who are my mailing list. Though I’ve been mentioning it here for awhile, it feels important to share the mailing with you – in case you missed the message(s)  – in case you want to order – but especially,  to say thank you.

To Friends & Clients:

On December 31st, 2017, a door closes – a door that opened over twenty-five years ago when I first started doing sacred geometry templates for people – Star Gates, they were called then. It has been a wonderful journey. A journey filled to overflowing with powerful energies and beautiful people who came to me with special dreams and visions ready to birth into being. Whether the gates they commissioned were for personal evolution or for their business or healing center – whether they were Master Gates (the big all-encompassing ones) or Logos (more petite yet potent) to represent a business in a geometrical way – all were portals of possibility that set the field for multidimensional evolution and facilitated the bringing into manifestation their life’s purpose and/or fondest dreams. Each was created via the often complex configurations we call, Sacred Geometry.

It has been an honour.D

If you are one of those who commissioned templates from me – thank you, thank you, thank you. May your dreams continue to blossom and your days be ever blessed.

For those of you who are perhaps pondering whether to order, clearly now is the time for there will be no new orders taken after December 31st. That date is firm.  If you would like more information regarding Personal Commissioned Templates or Logos, you are welcome to email me. Please do so quickly for time is running short.

Universal Templates (each with its own theme or focus) will still be created from time to time and be available to purchase (a few are available even now), but these are universal in nature and so connect to all, very different from having one that is specifically for you.

Thank you again for being a part of this Star Gate journey. Thank you for being the shining light that you are, and thank you for helping to bring joy into our troubled world.

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In a few days, I’ll move this over to the WHAT’S NEW section so people can view it and so it doesn’t get lost in other postings. If you want a commissioned template, don’t hesitate. Leave a message below or email. Thank you.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

autumn leavesIt is Thanksgiving Weekend here in the Great Not-White-Yet North – traditionally a time of gratitude for all that you have been blessed to receive during the past year, and a prayer of thanks for all you hope to receive in the year to come.

Here it is also Autumn – a time when the leaves turn many colors, and at their perfect time, carpet the ground below. They dance midst the winds with a kind of reckless abandon as though they know their time is running short. I find myself incredibly grateful to watch them on this sunny day. I have always loved the dance of leaves.

I am grateful also for you, wherever you are – friends and strangers – those who click ‘like’ here and those who choose to ‘follow’. Thank you for dipping into the well that is 22shangrila and thank you for hanging around. Whether we have met or not, you make everything a bit brighter.

We live in an exquisitely beautiful world. Not always easy to remember in the midst of chaos, I know. So thank you for noticing its beauty, for taking the time to breathe it in, and for honoring it in your lives. For that, and for all you dare to do that is full of love, I am most grateful.

To you all, and to this very special planet which we all call home – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

May your days be ever blessed with love.

Happy 150th Canada!

maple leafTO ALL OF  YOU IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH … HAPPY CANADA DAY … HAPPY 150th!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are in this vast land. Celebrate what is good and kind about it, raise a glass or two to those fluttering maple leaves, tell every crazy Canadian joke you can think of, hum at least one Leonard Cohen tune, and vow to bring your talents and inspiration to its table that all who call Canada, home, may flourish and blossom midst its ever-evolving story. May this country prove to be a beacon of peace and love in action for all. HAPPY 150th CANADA!

Tempests and The North

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Tempests, when they brew, have a tendency to swirl and spit, which can sometimes fly, the spit that is, and sometimes far. When tempest spit lands, at this point being a rather toxic substance, it can oft times burn. It also has a nasty habit of starting little tempests of its own.

Tempests like to gather momentum, pulling from the energy around them. It matters not what devastation is left behind. A tempest simply wants and so must have. It likes to grow. It’s in its nature. Tempests, it is worth noting, are generally not there for happy endings.

So here we are. standing midst a developing world of brewing tempests – some in their oh-so-tiny phase, others gathering lightening-speed momentum. One only has to glance south to recognize this. Given the instant access of social media and online news (some true, some not) that can inundate one before realizing it with an unexpected tempest fury, it is perhaps important to take a deep breath, stop, and remember what truly matters in our lives, who we are as individuals (and as a country), and where we choose to place our focus and actions – ideally, one hopes, for the betterment of all.

That thought brings me to The North.

Though some might say otherwise, ours is not a perfect land. Resplendent in natural beauty, our choices have not always been wise. There is fallow ground crying for seeds of caring to be sown. Areas needing nurturing more than others.  And there are wounds still to be healed. Gratitude to be offered. And forgiveness to be given. Like all people and places in this world, here too love is needed.maple leaf

Still, we carry within a kindness, a genuine decency and caring that for whatever reason seems to waft strongly through the air and song lines of this place we call, CANADA. It is a gift given to us by all that is sacred in this land. It burns unconditionally, like a small flame, calling. And it is possible that because of it, we who live here have an ongoing opportunity, perhaps even an obligation, to share this caring through acts of kindness and compassion with each other, and with this world.

Never has such kindness been needed more than now.

With that in mind, let us not import a negative eye, no matter where it comes from.  Let us instead support a positive vision. Let us not adopt the ranting and raving of others. Let us speak in tones of genuine caring and compassion. Let us, with our words and thoughts and deeds, empower, inspire, and uplift. Let each of us, and hence this country, be the constant calm in the middle of the storm.

I believe that areas of this planet carry within qualities and keys that when recognized, honoured, and truly embodied, support the blossoming and prospering of our world into its true essence and story. When that happens, and it will, we will know without question the amazing garden of love and beauty we all live in. We will know it for we will finally be living it at that level of being ourselves.

If our key here in The North, in Canada, is one of kindness and caring, let us dare to live its song fully, let us courageously walk the gentle rhythm of its melody day by day – for the sheer honour of doing so, and for the pure joy of being one with it. Let us humbly and gratefully be the loving calm within the storm.

Waves of Love & Gratitude…

single-red-rose-3TODAY IS SUNDAY – our LET’S MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE day. Whether we share that love with those close to our hearts, or with casual friends or strangers through kindness and compassion, it is a day where we choose to allow Love to be the guiding light within out lives.

In a world currently up to its proverbial rafters in drama, let alone the real pain and suffering so many are going through, Love is needed more than ever. To see the other through the eyes of Love is to give our hearts a chance to open to the world as it is meant to be. It is an opportunity to offer the one gift you can truly give that can know no bounds – the Love That Passeth All Understanding. Touch that within yourself, allow it to flow forth unconditionally, and you will have found the door to Home.

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Here in the Great White North  – not so white yet but large and definitely North – it is also THANKSGIVING WEEKEND – a time of gratitude when we acknowledge, appreciate, and give thanks for all that has been given to us. We give thanks for the kindnesses that have been offered, for the food on our tables, the friendships that prosper, and the blessings that have been given. And for the opportunity each day provides for us to share our gifts and our love with the world.

And so I thank you, each and everyone of you, wherever you may be, for your courage and willingness to step beyond the norm, to share your kindness with others, your laughter, your joy, your smile;  to dare to love, and in loving, nourish your visions of a world of harmony, balance, and yes, even peace – so that one day, hopefully very soon, those visions will have become our reality.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!

Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.         Always will be.

Remember…

LET SUNDAY BE A DAY OF LOVE!

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Wherever you are, whoever you are with, may this Sunday be filled with kindness, blessings, and gratitude – for each moment, each smile you give or receive, and each precious breath you take. Every moment is a blessing. Send gentle waves of love into your day, your world, and yes even your own heart that the magic and exquisite beauty of love may be everywhere.

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A Wee Reminder & A Big Thank You

burning candles, like a heartFIRST OF ALL, to those of you who participated yesterday in Let’s Make Sunday A Day Of Love – THANK YOU! Every time we choose to be the emanation of love in our lives and in our days, a ripple of that love flows into our world. As we all know, our world needs that love right now perhaps more than ever, and truth be told, so do we. So bless you and thank you!

Remember – there’s always next Sunday. Let’s be in this one for the long haul. Let’s spread the word and be the love.

 

lotus flowerNow for the Wee Reminder – TEMPLATES FROM THE GARDEN – There are nine templates available from this series and they are looking for their new owners. As some of you may remember, the focus for the series is now closed so these are the last ones you can buy from this series.

Here’s the list of titles – AT HOME IN THE GARDEN – STRAIGHT TO THE HEART – THE DANCE – A PLACE OF PEACE – BALANCE – WATERS OF COMPASSION – SERENITY – THE GREENING – TOWARDS A STARLIT GARDEN.

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‘Detail’ of THE WATERS OF COMPASSION created by Aliana Alani 2016

If any of these call to your heart, do email me – aliana at 22shangrila.com – and we will discuss the power of the templates and pricing. Of course you can purchase any of the series solely as artwork BUT if you also choose to be a Keeper of the energy and focus, you bring that resonance and flame of possibility into your home, your life, and your world on a deeper level.

The doors to these templates have been opened, the portals created, now they need to complete their next step which is to find the home they are meant to be in. Then they come full circle and are truly resonating at their optimum.

Each one of these is sacred geometry that in its own unique harmonic way speaks the language of love.

If any of them speak to you, do become one of the Keepers.

 

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Remember

Love is the answer

Always has been.     Always will be.

 

Thank You!

Digital CameraFor those of you who chose to participate in MAKING SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE – Thank You!

Thank you for being the exquisite vibration of unconditional love for all of Sunday, and thank you for letting that love flow forth into our world like a shining light that heals, inspires, and transforms.

If you couldn’t join in yesterday, remember there is always next Sunday.

This is an ongoing call, so do join us – Let’s Make Sunday A Day of Love!

If you haven’t read the page WILL JOIN ME? – the title is listed above this posting, click on it and take a peek. If it resonates with you, there are Share buttons. Please use them. The more people letting love be a part of their Sunday, the better. And, f you want to stay in loop around it and other things I’m doing, click on Follow.

Many blessings to you all.plumeria

Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.      Always will be.

 

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.