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 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.

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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As you walk the path of Love…

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Here’s a wee mantra type affirmation to consider as you choose to walk Love’s path each day…

See with the eyes of Love

Listen with the ears of Love

Feel with the heart of Love

Breathe with the breath of Love

 

Use it as your ‘check list’ to see where your head and heart are in each moment. And remember…

YOU – ARE – LOVE

each moment of each day, no matter what’s happening, no matter how it all looks.

So go on …

 

Be daring. Be the Love You Are.

Be well. Be happy. Share the joy.

 

Yes, even now … Especially NOW.

 

Namaste.

 

 

 

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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Ah, the sun!

 

For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight in winter can be a fragile thing, often fleeting, here one moment and gone the next, to return one knows not when. So when the days begin to get a touch longer and the sun chooses to surprise when least expected and blast its merry way into the fabric of a day, well, it’s a rather lovely thing.

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Today, there was sun!

 

 

With the sun come thoughts of Spring. And with thoughts of Spring, we must have thoughts of gardens! To ponder, to plan, to create anew. Whether flower or vegetable, bush or herb, the idea of flourishing fruitful beauty waxes most poetic to the winter heart that longs for a balmy breezy afternoon, a salad fresh from the soil, and a petal or two of buds to enhance the mood. Of course waxing poetic brings with it tones of love.

 

And tones of love, when dwelt upon for more than a millisecond, carry with them endless possibilities of a life full of magic and wonder. One kissed by the fairies and blessed by the angels. And a bite or two of chocolate too (of the dark variety, obviously).

Thus come thoughts of a garden of love. But of course!!

So if you’re feeling kissed by sunlight, drink from the cup of its beauty and magic to the very depths of your being, allow the love that bubbles up from within to flow forth from your imaginative heart like a waterfall of shimmering light – and enjoy the day.

 

For love is the answer to all things. And a garden tended with love can turn the whole world into a blessed thing.

 

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*thanks to all for the use of the free photos!!  Namaste.

 

 

Remember, Love is the answer.

 

 

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Something new…

Hi Everyone!

Wanted to let you know, there’s a new PAGE to view which I just posted.

It’s called, ANCHORING IN THE LOVE EACH DAY. It would be awesome if you would go take a peek – click here to view, ANCHORING IN THE LOVE EACH DAY…

If you like what it has to say, then do spread the word, and DREAM the dream!

Love and infinite sparkles.

 

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Flowers midst the chill…

It’s snowy here, with a winter frost, and a chill beyond the norm. The desire to hunker down, wrap yourself in leaves of warmth, submerge until … But this is precisely the time to dare to bloom, to open wide the tenderness of heart, and find that precious gem of golden light that speaks to the truth of you who really are.

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For this is who you are, this deep space Love. This is YOU, the Eternal Heart, calling you to remember, to live anew, to dare, to dream, to imagine infinite possibilities wrapped in infinite Love, emitting forth with infinite joy. This is YOU.

So go on now, IMAGINE … YOU bursting forth like precious snowdrops into the exquisite light of day.

 

 

I can feel your smile from here.

 

 

 

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