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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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.

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You are this Love. Remember that.

Let it shine brightly. Let Love prevail.

This is for you…

OH LOVERS OF CIRCLES AND SQUARES, of triangles and portals, and of all things deliciously sacred and geometrical …

There are EIGHT Templates from The Garden still available for sale and they are looking for their KEEPERS (aka their owners).

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Straight to the Heart (snippet)

Here’s the list:   AT HOME IN THE GARDEN       –   STRAIGHT TO THE HEART      –   THE DANCE     –   BALANCE     –   THE WATERS OF COMPASSION     –   SERENITY     –   THE GREENING     –   TOWARDS THE STARLIT GARDEN

If you want to peek at them, scroll down in the postings on this site. At some point, I’ve written something about the focus and shown ‘snippet’ images.

IF ON PONDERING – that’s as in looking at, touching into, letting your heart dance even momentarily with the resonance of one or any or even all – if on doing so your heart speaks, and in the speaking says – YES, YES, this one belongs to me!! – then grab that inner call, delight in its message, and take action.

Leave a message here with your details or send me an email at 22shangrila.com and we’ll go from there.

When each of these templates finds its home, then the circle is complete and the portal can truly resonating – so let’s do that – let’s complete the circle.Let’s help The Garden glow.

 

They are magical, they are powerful, they are portals within The Garden, and they are longing to be in their next ‘best’ spot. If that’s with you, don’t wait.

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The Greening (snippet)

 

Tomorrow is Sunday.

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If you are new to this call, do check out WILL YOU JOIN ME? You’ll find it in the Headings listed above. Have a read and if it speaks to your heart, do join us. Also, there are Share buttons. Please use them. The more love circulating our world right now the better.

This is an exquisite planet, full of immense beauty and wonder, and you, each and every one of you, are part of that majesty of being. No matter what happens (or doesn’t happen) in your life, don’t ever forget that. Let the light within you shine upon your life like never-ending starlight or a sun-kissed day, and let the love that hovers deep within your heart, divine and everlasting, be a gentle flowing river throughout everything you are and do. We will all be better for it.

Bless you!

 

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Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.        Always will be.

Let’s make Sunday a Day of Love

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Last week I put up a new page here called, WILL YOU JOIN ME? It was, and is, a call to come home to love. Ultimately, it is a call to come home to it every minute of every day – to return to the heart within, divine and everlasting, and live from there.

But for the moment, till we get used to becoming the emanation of the high and beautiful frequencies of such a love and how that might transform our lives, this is a call to spend every Sunday, all Sunday, in the focus and energy of pure love – unconditional, kind, compassionate, and gentle – for ourselves and for our world.

There’s a bit more to the call to MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE so do go and take a look. You’ll find the page heading WILL YOU JOIN ME? above, alongside the other page headings. Click on it and take a read. It’s long so hang in there. And there are Share buttons. Please use them. The more people who choose to MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE, the better.

Let’s return home to the love we all truly are – a love that passes understanding – a love unconditional and endless – a love that permeates every atom of our beings – a love that heals, empowers, and helps everything flourish in the resonance of love. Please join me.

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Remember –

Love is the answer.

Always has been.      Always will be.

 

For your consideration … AT HOME IN THE GARDEN

AT HOME IN THE GARDEN was created by Aliana Alani ©2016

This is the latest and last template in The Templates from The Garden Series.

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AT HOME IN THE GARDEN created by Aliana Alani – Snippet Image

 

Done on high quality watercolour paper, in gold, silver, pale aqua, and teal pens.

 Size: 20” x 22 ¼”

Focus: To be AT HOME IN THE GARDEN means the struggle is over and a world of harmony and love, joy and plenty, balance and serenity stands before us. The peeling of the onion skin has brought us to the oasis of being and we are ready to begin life in a new and wondrous way. To be AT HOME IN THE GARDEN means relaxing into a life lived from a different set of qualities, a different way of perceiving and of interacting – with the small self, the divine Self, and with all else. It does not mean the journey is over. In many ways, it means the journey has just begun.

So, though this is the last of this Template Series, it could also be perceived as the beginning. For those of you into numbers, this is the 33rd of 33 in the series. The half moon symbols in these templates represent the essence of divine light – our own inner Eternal flame. As it turns out, there are 33 of those as well. So whoever becomes the Keeper of AT HOME IN THE GARDEN will be asking themselves to open more to a life lived through the power of divine love and the eternal flame that resides deep within the heart, from whence all tranquility and bounty flow. It is the pinnacle of possibility. The jump has happened, the skin has been shed, and the new dances before us.

If you feel AT HOME IN THE GARDEN may be for you – if your heart calls to become its Keeper, do not hesitate. And if you do become its Keeper, be willing to put it in a place of reverence in your home, meditate with it, and let others see it as well, that they too may be touched by the opportunity of being AT HOME IN THE GARDEN. As you do, small seeds of change happen within – for you, for others, and for our world.

 

For pricing and to purchase, email me:  aliana@22shangrila.com. Mark AT HOME IN THE GARDEN in the subject section.

I look forward to hearing from you. And as always, I wish you much joy.

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Remember:    Love is the answer.    

Always has been.     Always will be.

 

 

 

Will you join me?

I have just put up a new page called, WILL YOU JOIN ME? Do go and take a look.You can find it above with the other Page titles that are listed just below the image of Pearls.

It’s about a call to love in action, about focusing one day a week on LOVE – together – wherever we are in the world, whoever we are in the world. Letting Divine Love permeating our bodies, minds, and hearts. Letting that Love flow through us like a gentle wave upon the shores of our world until, gradually, we and our world begin to stabilize in Love. It’s about recognizing the healing power of love, and letting it be a part of all we are and do – for at least one day a week – Sunday – together.

Check out the page. There’s more written there.

Obviously I hope you will join me.images-lotus

TOGETHER – LET’S MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE.

 

Updates…

UPDATE #1 – Sacred Geometry Templates D

Like many in the world today, there are shifts & changes happening for me as well. Some of these changes will affect the templates that I provide so I wanted you to know it as I know it.  Here are two –

Personal Commissioned Templates:   Created for an individual, business, group, or center, they are large, powerful, and can assist greatly in bringing into being that which you most desire in this your life’s journey. I have been doing these in one form or another for years. However, they take an incredible amount of energy and time to do, and these days leave me with very little room to do anything else while I am bringing them forth. As I make this shift and new work comes in to accompany it, I simply will not have the energy, space, or time to include them.

SO IF THESE CALL TO YOU, PLEASE DO ORDER NOW. I suspect the closing date will be in the next 3 months. I know it will not be longer than the end of this year. Do remember that I can only do one, perhaps two, a month. So if you want one, don’t wait too long. Should the closing date be sooner, I will let you know here at 22shangrila, so click ‘Follow’ if you want updates.

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The Templates from The Garden Series:  I have been doing this series for over two years now. Some have been large, some medium, some small in size, but all are powerful doors and pathways to a marvelous blossoming of The Garden for us all.

As has been the way with the templates I have been privileged to open over the years, a door of focus opens, a number of templates are brought forth, and then that focus & its door closes. At some point after that, a new focus is usually provided and a new door opened.

PLEASE KNOW -THE TEMPLATES FROM THE GARDEN SERIES AND ITS FOCUS ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE.

There are 8 templates currently available for sale. They are:  SERENITY, BALANCE, THE WAVES OF COMPASSION, THE GREENING, TOWARDS A STARLIGHT GARDEN, A PLACE OF PEACE, STRAIGHT TO THE HEART, and THE DANCE.

 I have one more to create, and then the door closes.

IF YOU HAVE A CALLING FROM WITHIN TO BE A KEEPER of one of these templates, do order now.  Once they are created, they don’t belong with me. They belong with one of you. And obviously, once they are gone, they’re gone. So please do follow your heart and claim one of them while you can.

And yes, there will probably be another focus and another door opening, but at this time I have no idea when that will be or what it will be about, nor how it will be made available.

It has been an incredible honor to open this series of templates; to know that in doing so it is helping to shine a light of love on The Garden and help us discover our place within it. To those of you who have chosen to be Keepers of these Garden energies, I thank you. May they bless your lives, and anyone else who views them, with great joy.

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 Email me, aliana at 22shangrila.com for pricing and to purchase. Mark which you are keen on in the subject section. Or, you can leave a message with your details in the Comment section below.

Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been. Always will be.

 

Thoughts to ponder…

 

COMING HOME TO LOVE                     Aliana Alani ©2016

 

As a world community and as a species, we stand on the precipice of loving. To dive deep into the ocean of love or to linger at its edges becomes the question. It is a question that often feels perennial, for we have been here before. We have danced its dance, fluttered its wings of possibility, even dipped our toes into its serene waters, and then, except for a few, retreated back to the comfort zones of what is commonly called, the norm.

Prophets and messiahs over the ages have all spoken to the essence and power of love. Sometimes we have listened. But more often than not, we have morphed and crafted those gifts of knowing into forms that suit our desires and agendas of the time. We have chosen to take the small road, the droplets rather than the ocean.

For all our inner longing to love and be love – and everyone has it, no matter how prickly they may appear on the outside – we seem perpetually afraid to make the jump.

Yet here we are again.

Never has love been needed more, craved more, or called for more. Never has the world needed more healing, nor have we needed more loving. So what do we do?

And when we speak of the essence of love, what do we mean?

In truth, we are not talking about personal love at all. We are not talking about romantic love, as dazzling as that can be, nor familial love, as all-consuming as it sometimes is. No, the essence of love permeates every form/structure in existence down to the very cells, atoms, molecules, and particle waves of being. The essence of love is eternal, everlasting, endless – divine. It knows no limits, carries no judgements, has no bounds, and is a part of us all.

It is our true nature. Our heart of hearts. Our inner sanctum.  It is who we are.

So when we close off to this love, no matter how rational the reasons nor how fearful we may be at the time, we are closing a door to the very essence of our being – that divine spark of love that lives within us all, that nourishes us into loving expression. No wonder we often feel less than we know we can be.

So here we are at the precipice again. I have been a spiritual facilitator for a long time and I know in my  heart of hearts that this is our moment, our opportunity as a world community and as divine beings in human form to jump into that ocean of love and let it heal and transform ourselves and our world. This is our moment to come together, within ourselves and with each other, and to dare to love.

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

 

*If this resonates with you, please do share it. I’ll be posting more on Coming Home to Love and putting up a special page. I’ll also be putting out a call to join me in this leap of love, so click ‘follow’ if you want to know more.   

Bless you all    Be kind to each other.   Let love prevail.    

Aliana

Come Home to Love

COME HOME TO LOVE                                                  ©Aliana Alani 2016

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Come home to love.
Come home.

As waters flood, and lands parch and burn,
Come home.

As the world spins upside down
And that which was important falls away,
Come home.

When words tumble like empty shells upon the soul
And reason casts its knowing to the winds,
Come home.

Come home to love,
Oh weary warriors of this earth.
Put down your shields and weapons aplenty.
Come home.

Lay bare your wounded hearts
That love may heal their weeping
And serenade you into wholeness
With a melody divine.

Come home to love
That knows no ending
And welcomes all with open arms.

Come home to love.
Come home to love now.
Come home.

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