There’s another new page…

rising sun

Yes, there is another new page just added to 22shangrila. It’s called – WHAT’S NEW.

As you might guess, it’s about things that are new, current, or about to happen. Mostly (but not totally) it will be about things that you can buy. And it’s there to make it easier for you to check out what’s available without having to scroll through the main section of postings. The plan is to update, hence change, it every month.

There are two new ‘bits’ of information on the page now, with more to be added as the month goes along. I hope you enjoy it and find things there that are right for you to have in your life. Everything in this work is there to help you be a better you.

Remember – You are the shining light. You are the love.

 

Quotes to ponder … a new page

I’ve just put up a new page called, Quotes to Ponder. galaxy and stars

Every month, I’ll be posting new quotes, adding or taking down some, and then at the end of month, changing it all.

It is my hope that midst all of them, you will discover some gem that inspires you, encourages you, and then helps contribute to a more thoughtful, loving, and compassionate life for you and those around you.

Check it out from time to time. It’s there for you.

 

Tempests and The North

     by: Aliana Alani ©2017brewing-storm-with-lightening-and-tree

 

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.

Happy January 2017

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be changing a few things around at 22shangrila – taking down pages, putting new ones up. Consider it a bit of ‘de-cluttering’ for the New Year.

There will be a page called, WHAT’S NEW, which will mostly be about what’s currently available to buy, with a few added ‘bits’. This way you’ll be able to check it out at your leisure rather than having to scroll down on the main section to find things.

And there will be a page entitled, THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH. You may find a quote there or something longer. Hopefully it will in some way inspire you and touch your heart. Because we are almost at the end of January (hard to believe, I know), it will begin February 1st, the Celtic New Year.

I’ll also be changing the POETRY page periodically. Mostly you see new postings of poetry in the main section, and that will continue. But from time to time, I will scoop one of them up and tuck it into the Poetry Page. Do go and take a peek now and then. I hope you enjoy them.

I also hope you’ll stay with me as we walk these challenging times together. The year 2017 promises to be a year of opportunity, but it is opportunity cast within a swirl of chaos. Chaos, as you may remember, can be diva drama at its best. As such, it loves to pull you in and hold you in its sway. It wants you to believe it is the only game in town. It needs that to succeed. However, if your desire is for peace and harmony, a growing serenity within, a life of kindness and caring for yourself and your world, this year will be your chance to truly live that desire.

Meditate. Find the stillness within. Look beyond the illusion. Stand true to your core knowing in your heart of hearts. Be kind. Be caring. Share your gifts and talents generously. Laugh in small giggles and big HAHAs. Let people know how beautiful they are – because they are. Daily tend your garden of life that it may flourish and grow. And above all – LOVE.

 

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

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I wish you happiness and joy in 2017.

May your fondest dreams come true. May love always light your path. May your life be graced each day with peace. And may you dare to share the gifts divinely given to help heal and prosper this world.

 

Be a light unto yourself.
Be a light for us all.

HAPPY 2017!

Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays

 

For those of you who celebrate this time of year – may the true spirit of Christmas fill your hearts and grace your days during this special time.  May laughter, joy, and magic ring throughout each moment. And whether your Christmas is ringed with winter white or island palms, may love and harmony prevail.

 

 

To all in this beautiful often fragile world – I wish you great joy, unending peace, and a life filled with kindness and love.

May your Christmas be merry. May your Holiday be bright.

 

Ask only…

                                                                    By Aliana Alani ©2016

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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.

Christmas Special…

 

For those of you who celebrate Christmas and are looking for something meaningful and different to give, may I suggest the MEDITATION TEMPLATES.

 

As you may remember, these are geared to help you, via meditation and the power of sacred geometry, to contemplate and ultimately become one with the energy & focus of that particular template – that it might enhance your life and bring you closer to living in The Garden of Love – a garden of a world many feel lately that we so deeply need to be a part of.  *to read more about these; please click on the Meditation Templates page above.

Each print of the Meditation Templates is $20 + shipping/packaging (Canadian funds) and includes the INNER PEACE Meditation Template free-of-charge.

You can order one, or the full package. Normally purchasing the four templates currently available costs $80 +shipping/packaging.

Here’s the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

 BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 21, 2016:

If you purchase the full package of four templates (that’s LOVE, HARMONY, INNER WEALTH, and RADIANT HEALTH) the cost to you is only $65.95 +shipping/packaging (Canadian funds) – and yes, that includes a print of the INNER PEACE meditation template free-of-charge.

It’s a great deal. It benefits you. It benefits our world.

So whether you’re buying it for yourself or for another, do take advantage of this offer now. To purchase, simply email me – aliana at 22shangrila.com. Remember – the offer is only good until DECEMBER 21, 2016.

InnerPeaceWithWatermark(Small)The INNER PEACE template (with watermark)

I wish you much joy.

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.