A Light of Love

THIS IS A LIGHT OF LOVE.     If we all turned on such a light, think what it would say about our lamp2-txt-sized-downworld. Think what healing might come out of that.

To learn more about what this is all about, please go to the page A Light in the Window  If it touches your heart, turn on that light – and share this posting (and the ones to come) wherever you can.

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

Let the Love shine!

single-red-rose-3IT’S SUNDAY … So let the Love shine, folks.

Let it pour from your heart like the beacon of possibility it is meant to be. Let it radiate. Let it heal. Let it empower. Let it be the light of Love that nourishes and enriches this world, the Love that nourishes and enriches you. See it flowing forth like a never ending waterfall … and see the world (no matter what form it may be in) drink from the cup of that Love and be transformed.

Let Love prevail. And let it help our world prosper again.

Tiny Windows … Tiny Templates

Each Tiny Window touches into an aspect and vibration of The Garden of Love, providing a small portal into a world of harmony & peace through the power of sacred geometry.

 

Done in various small sizes, and on the same high-quality watercolour paper as the large templates, they are an opportunity to celebrate The Garden of Love, albeit in a petite way, whether you choose to buy one as artwork, as a gift for another, or as a means of dipping into a world you wish to encourage into being for yourself or your family. Each one is an original (not a print).

TINY WINDOWS are available from OCTOBER 21st to DECEMBER 26th, 2016.

Prices will range between $35-$65 (+shipping/packaging), and are in Canadian funds.

I’ll be opening these TINY WINDOWS gradually over the available purchase time. There probably won’t be a lot of them, so if you’ve ever wanted some of this work or have wanted to buy one for a friend, this is the perfect opportunity. They’re small, they’re beautiful, they’re powerful, and they are so affordable. Plus they help you tap into The Garden of Love. What could be better than that?

Email me if you want one – aliana@22shangrila.com. When you do, I’ll tell you what’s currently available and the prices. You can choose which one most resonates with you. And don’t forget – mark TINY WINDOWS in the subject section!

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Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.        Always will be.

 

It’s our Day of Love

single-red-rose-3As many of you know, each Sunday I call on all of us to help MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE. I’ve been doing this for a few weeks. During such times, we express and send love into our world, close friends or not. We share kindness and compassion where we can. We celebrate the day with a prayer that such  love might go on forever.

This week, the Love is for YOU.

No matter where you are, YOU matter. No matter what you look like, how you dress (or don’t), how you share the magic of your days, YOU matter.

It is often easier to give love to others. And yet without drinking from the Well of Love ourselves, how can we truly share that love with the world?

It is time to nourish our own inner gardens. Celebrate our inner beauty. Honor our inner wisdom and knowing. And allow ourselves, each and every one of us, to blossom into the magnificent gardens of love we were always meant to be.

After all – to be a tad poetic – YOU are the breeze that wafts within tall trees, the golden leaves that fall in Autumn, the slender buds that bloom in Spring. YOU are the rippling waters of a gentle pond and the crashing waves midst a stormy sea. YOU are today and tomorrow NOW. YOU are the reflections of those around you, the reflection of yourself in life’s slender mirror. YOU are an endless garden, an open heart, a robin’s song. YOU are all these things and so much more.

LOVE YOU. Why? Because YOU matter.

So go ahead, make today, SUNDAY, the day YOU LOVE YOU.

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Let’s Make Sunday a Day of Love

Yes, it’s true – tomorrow is Sunday.

single red rose 3So I am here once again to remind you of WILL YOU JOIN ME?, the page I posted a couple of weeks ago that began the call to come together to Make Sunday a Day of Love (you can find the page heading above this posting in the headings area).

As some of you may know by now, it is a call to come home to love – to bring love, unconditional and timeless, into all aspects of our lives – for ourselves, for each other, and for the world.We begin with one day – Sunday. But ultimately it is there to assist us in infusing every day with love; to get used to the idea, the feeling, its resonance within, and then, make it so.

Please go to the page WILL YOU JOIN ME? and read about it.

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Obviously, the world has gotten a little crazier and pain-filled since last weekend, so our love, kind and compassionate, is needed more than ever. There are a lot of vulnerable people out there right now who could use feeling a little healing love. So let’s join together and Make this Sunday a Day of Love – and when we do, when we create that healing circle within the day of love, let’s be sure we send some of that love, like a gentle gentle wave, into our very fragile world, that those in need may feel, even from distance, that they are not alone, and yes, that they are loved

 WILL YOU JOIN ME?

Bless you and thank you. Thank you for helping MAKE SUNDAY A DAY OF LOVE.

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Remember

Love is the answer.

Always has been.              Always will be.

 

 

For Paris … For the world

These are the prayers we must hold in our hearts. They are prayers for peace, for healing, and for love. Prayers for Paris and for France. And ultimately, for you, for me, for the world.   

Why? Because what happens to one, on some level, ultimately happens to all. So do hold the vision of kindness, of balance, and of harmony in your minds now, and the prayers of love and healing in your hearts.

For Paris, for France, for us all. 

Why be more loving, and why now? … the interview

I recently did a podcast interview with Ahonu & Aingeal Rose of World of Empowerment. It’s called – Why be more loving, and why now? – and is #139 on their podcast list.

Like the last article I posted here, the interview is a bit long so hang in there with us – there is a spot part way through where you can stop and go get a coffee if you want and then continue.

It was a joy to do and I hope in some way both food for thought and a bit of inspiration for us all around the importance of loving now. If it speaks to your heart, do share it. And so many thanks for doing so.

I’ve never put a link in before so fingers crossed that I do this one well.

http://worldofempowerment.com/why-be-more-loving-and-why-now/

Aloha and many blessings to you all.

May love prevail everywhere with everyone.

The Time for Love

© Aliana Alani 2015

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This one’s a bit long so hang in there with me.

MANY YEARS AGO in what I now lovingly call ‘The Days of White’ when I was, in my own small way, everyone’s little guru dressed constantly in white speaking of the awakening of humanity to its divinity, I remember sharing an insight, a peek-into-the-future if you will.  We were discussing the evolution of the world, where it might go, and what our part was in it. I remember saying to these beautiful souls who were with me at the time, many of whom could not envision that awakening to divinity might ever include hardship – Be prepared for the possibility that there may come a time when each of us in this world will be asked to share with others without question, even to the point of sharing your only loaf of bread if that is the state you find yourself in at the time. Why? Put simply, because you have the bread and they do not. Why else? Because they are part of your human family. Why again? Because it will be one of your greatest opportunities to know, without measure, exactly who you are.

AND WHO ARE YOU? You are unlimited, eternal, everlasting love. And that is what you will have the chance to give – through the offering of bread, of hope, of rest, married with the divine love in your heart.

SO HERE WE ARE so many years later and it seems to me those days are upon us. Refugees pour from Syria into Europe. They are one group of many in this world seeking a better way or a safe place to live, to eat, to raise their children. Often they come with nothing except a longing to be out of devastation and into the light of possibility.

HOW DO WE SEE THEM and what do we do? Where are our hearts? As one refugee recently said, “Where is the world’s humanity?”  It was this statement that brought me back to those earlier days and hence this chat with you today.

THERE IS AN AVERSION to looking at the devastation in our world. Partly because it scares us – if it can happen to them, perhaps it will happen to me.  Partly because somewhere in it all it asks something of us, and that scares us too. ‘If I give you part of what I have, will there be enough left?’ And partly, for some, because we think that if we look too closely at what is going wrong, we will help manifest it. This is quantum physics, the law of attraction, and there is truth to it.

BUT IF WE PUSH THE SUFFERING ASIDE, if we block it from view, we run the risk of judging its story and those who are a part of it. Nestled within judgment, there is always a modicum of fear, which carries its own ‘attractor’ energy, often sending us into yet another swirl. And if we judge, we are still dancing the dance of duality – this is good, that is bad. It is a dance that does not ultimately bring us home to the centre of all that is – to Love.

SO HOW CAN WE LOOK at those who are suffering, how can we help, and stay true to our path of the positive? The word, Compassion, immediately comes to mind; that and a constant awareness that we are abundant in love because it is our natural state. Carry within the awareness that you are an overflowing vessel of love that knows no limits, know it to be true, and respond from there.

THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL WORLD before us. The garden, the kingdom, whatever you want to call it, is here and now. But to have eyes to see and ears to hear, we must have an open heart. We must love without measure. And we must dare to see everything and everyone in this world as the love they truly are.

OUR WORLD IS THIRSTING FOR LOVE. We are parched to the deserts and beyond with a longing and a calling for love. Look at the eyes of these children and you will see a call for love. Look in the mirror and you will find that same call. It is everywhere. It does not matter how wealthy we appear to be or how bereft. The call for love transcends everything.

SO THE TIME FOR LOVE TRULY IS NOW. Your opportunity to gift that love will come in many forms. Judge them not, for each time you open your heart and share the pure love within, you will grow and flower and blossom. And so will our world.

Namaste and Aloha.

This is for you…

I’ve had 22shangrila up and running for awhile now. Some of you have been following here since the beginning; others are new, or at least newer. Some click ‘like’ having found something in that moment that speaks to you and then you are gone into the internet mist, never to be heard from again. Some come back. Some choose to hang around.

To all of you, I want to say – THANK YOU!

Thank you for being touched by something in this site, whether that be poetry, an article, or some of the other work I do. Thank you for letting me know. And thank you for choosing to follow to see what else might show up here.

The purpose of 22shangrila has always been to communicate – to speak to the language of the heart in us all, no matter the form or moment – but especially through the power of word, image, and story. And of course to let you know what I’m doing.

I’m not the best at answering, or for that matter at clicking ‘follow’ to your sites when you come to mine. Apologies. The intention is often there. I do take a look at what you’re doing if you click ‘like’ on mine, and I often say to myself, ‘I must make a comment, a thank you, an I-like-your-work-too’. But then the moment goes, the phone rings, the muse calls, and my best intentions fly off into the winds. I’ll try to get better at that.

After all, we are a community of world storytellers, are we not? Mystics in the making, perhaps. Poets abounding. Weaving new visions and thoughts that, yes, could quite possibly change our world for the better. And we all matter.

So here’s to you – all of you  – may every day in your life flourish with harmony, balance, and love. May you weave the most scrumptious tales ever, whether they be in word, image, or sound! And may they dance in our world like magic calling us home.

I hope you’ll hang around. If it feels right, send a comment note or an email (I will answer those) and tell me what you’re doing to help this world be a kinder happier place.

And again – THANK YOU!

Aliana