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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Remember this…

It’s easy to forget. In the midst of all the craziness, it’s easy to look around and think that all the closing doors and circulating fear is all there is now. But it’s not. That’s why I’m writing this, to say to you – remember.plumeria-blossoms-just-about-to-open

 

Remember how beautiful YOU are.  Even here, even now. Remember what an amazing expression of Love you are, whether you’ve been sitting at home in your pajamas for three days, haven’t combed your hair, and maybe haven’t slept much either. Whether you’ve been chewing on the latest news bites of fear every other moment of the day until you think you’re going to go a tad mad with it all. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t change who YOU truly are.

 

YOU are a Divine Expression of the Eternal Heart. And yes, the world seems to have turned itself upside down, and yes, things are challenging, and yes, you have to wash your hands more times than you’ve probably ever washed your hands in your entire life. It still doesn’t change who you are! Not deep inside.

 

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So breathe deep, be the courageous soul you know you are, dare to open that glorious heart of yours, and come HOME to the heart of YOU, and then breathe from there.

 

 

This world, OUR WORLD, is beautiful right here, right now. Look outside your window, step outside the door, see the sky. Drink in its beauty. Be grateful for it. Listen to the birds. Hear their song. Be grateful for them too. Feel the breeze on your face, or the sun shining. Be grateful for the infinite beauty that is around you every moment of every day. We take so much of it for granted. Be grateful for each breath you take. Be grateful for friends, family, for all that is yours to be, to have, and to share.

 

Come home to the deep-space love you are – because that space, that sacred wondrous space, knows that all is truly well, and that you, YOU, are doing just fine! No matter what appears to be happening on the outside.

 

Come home to the endless harmony of YOU, and then live from there.

And remember …

You are Love.

You are loved.

And you are not alone.

 

Namaste.

 

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Hello All You Gorgeous People…

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In the midst of all the craziness out there – in case you might have forgotten (and understandably so) – remember – wherever you focus your attention, especially intensely, is what you help bring into being.

With that in mind, if you haven’t already, start giving thanks for the good health you have and that of friends and family every moment of every day. Give thanks to the world for being a world in balance and harmony. Yes, even now.

SEE and FEEL that balance and harmony with each step you take. Walk it as if it were true no matter what else appears to be around. Breathe it in until you know it is so! And then dare to LOVE that great good health and harmony into being NOW, for all and everyone.

And sure, wash you hands well. Do diligence on these things. But do them out of an energy of love, not fear.

It matters. And so do YOU.

Namaste.

You are Love, and you are most definitely loved.

 

 

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Yes, it’s that time!

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We have crested the wave from one decade to another, landing smack dab in the early morning light (okay, maybe some of you got there sooner depending on where you live) of 2020. The beginning of the beginning of the new decade.

What will we do now?

2020 – Has a nice ring, doesn’t it. Even numbers, infinite possibilities, even in the midst of seeming chaos. As though we just might be able to sculpt a beautiful story of light and love out of its core. As though magic just might live in its centre, waiting for us to discover it.

Of course, the path to it is all heart-based. Nothing less will do, right. So do we dare to sing a song of Love in the midst of whatever else the first wave attempts to throw our way? Do we see beyond the illusion to the infinite wonder? Do we say YES to a positive Universe?

The choice is ours.

So get off that surfboard for a few minutes. Drink in the deep space silence that hangs out inside your heart. And listen.

When it speaks, and it will, give gratitude for all it has told you, and then follow its magical mystical sparkle dust road to the core of what is possible in this, YOUR, life.

It will take you to the heart. It always does.

 

 

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Have a wonderful, peace-filled, kind, generous, and deep love 2020 life!! 

 

 

…thanks to the person who uploaded the 2020 image online, which I obviously borrowed.

 

And a BIG thanks to YOU for daring to be the LOVE you truly are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember – Love is the answer, always.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whispering…

 

WHISPERING
by Aliana Alani ©2019

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I walk along a hilltop at night,
whispering…

 

I whisper to the earth and stars,
the waters and the forests.

I whisper to grasses, long and short,
and to the many flowers
that dance in winds both gentle and strong.

I whisper to critters, large and small,
who wander through mountains and deep valleys.
And to the ones that fly,
I whisper. I whisper.

 

This is what I say when I whisper.
I say:
I love you. I love you.
Be well now. Be well.

 

All night I walk along the hilltop, whispering.
All night, whispering,
I love you. I love you.
Be well now. Be well.

 

Can you hear me?
Are you listening?

I love you. Be well now.
Be well.

 

 

 

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Prayers and Love…

This is for New Zealand … and for Christchurch

 

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New Zealand, you are loved. Stay safe, stay strong, stay calm.

 

At this time of great challenge and utterly senseless violence, our prayers and love are with you. Each and every one of you. No one in our world should have to experience what you are going through today. Such violence and hatred have no place in a loving world.

And it is a loving world that we commit ourselves to even more today.

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful caring places I have had the privilege of spending time in. Its people are funny and generous and kind. Some are friends who I hold dear. It is one of those special places on our planet that still carries within the very fabric of its earth and air, a sense of wonder and possibility. Its stories are both ancient and young.

That such violence has happened in Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud, saddens me greatly.

 

May angels of love and light guide your way and help you heal … each and every one of you.

 

Kia Ora – Kia Kaha

You are loved, New Zealand. You are loved.

 

 

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Yes, yes, it’s true…

There is a new Gate available. That would be a new Universal Sacred Geometry Gate of course. It’s called – BLOSSOMING TRANQUILITY.

So if tranquility is something you want – and sacred geometry is something you love – and gates are calling to you to walk through that door of transformation … then click on the link that takes you to the WHAT’S NEW page, and read all about it. WHAT’S NEW

Remember, the image provided is but a snippet – that’s a partial image, not exactly a teeny-tiny one but not the whole thing either, merely one that allows you to peek at what you might be getting. Why? So you’ll want to see more of course. And also, if the Gate calls to you when you can only catch a portion of it, well then, you’ll know that it’s highly likely that you’re meant to have it.

So go look. And have a great day while you’re doing it.

 

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A bit of poetry, sent with love

No Goddess Likes To Be Ignored                                    

by Aliana Alani ©2018

 

 

She enters your world like the goddess she is
Late or early, one knows not which
She has her own sense of time
Her own way

A flick of red-gold
A puff of smoke
Flirtatious, at first

She enters
And you pay her no mind, silly you
No goddess likes to be ignored

She beats the drum of her inner womb
Until you turn and look her way
Beats some more until you think – enough
But she has just begun

She’s claiming ground now
Caressing skin
Searching for the heart
Taking what is hers
What you thought was yours, silly you

Rumbling along the path of your tomorrows
Cracking wide the green of your todays
Filling the spaces, red-hot and wild

Call her if you can, if you will
But do not speak her name in vain
No goddess likes that either

Say to her only this:
I see you and I remember
Say:
Let us live in harmony, you and I
Say:
Aloha, Pele, Aloha, Aloha, Aloha

 

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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.

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Springtime!

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring has either sprung (depending on where you are) or is just around the corner. Birds are chirping their way back into our awareness, and buds are teasing forth on trees for all to see. It is time for jackets instead of coats and runners instead of boots, if we’re lucky. April can be a fickle month in the North so it’s always up for grabs. All of which means, don’t put those shovels away just yet, cuz ya just never know.

Traditionally Spring is a time of beginnings. So let’s begin to envision the positive. Let’s envision a peaceful world, a happy one, and let’s dare to open even more to serenity and kindness in ourselves and in our lives, no matter how crazy things might appear to be. And yes, they do appear to be incredibly crazy. But…

The old is slipping away. The new is being born.

Because it’s the start of APRIL, I’ve changed things on the WHAT’S NEW page. Check it out by clicking here. WHAT’S NEW And the Poetry page has a different entry as well. Poetry   If any of it speaks to you, if you want more info or want to buy, just email me at 22shangrila.com.

So here’s to Spring! Let’s plant seeds of loving wherever we can. Then let’s help them prosper, flourish, and grow. Loving. Believe it or not, it’s what we do best.

Namaste, & may happy moments be yours.