Friday, December 31, 2010

Turning the Pages with Anticipation

The beginning of 2011 is just mere hours away. Deciding how to welcome it in is probably just as important as how we live it. As I let the slide show run through my mind of the year's progress, I think of how events unfolded and my perceptions of those events. Some of those memories are beautiful and happy, and others sad and weary. Though I choose not to let the more negative ones weigh on me, clouding my judgement, because it's all about the journey isn't it? These are the things that make us who we are. Life is messy. Life is unpredictable. And, Life is the ultimate schoolroom. How we perceive the event, decides who we are.
I accept that I cannot control the things around me, but I can control how I react to those things. I strive for my dreams and have the ultimate faith that my dreams will be realized. How I get there...that is part of the story that keeps me sitting on the edge of my seat, turning the pages with anticipation. 
My wish for myself and those around me is that we create a beautiful story together, and that as the pages turn we feel fulfilled, supported, inspired, joyful, and complete. That our wants and needs  are always met by the infinite energy of the Universe, and that we have fun getting there on the journey.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Animal Totem Wisdom

It's always amazing to me what we learn from one another, not only from human to human, but also from animal to human. For as long as I can remember, animals were significant in my life and as I grew older and studied more about them, I became more fully aware of how relevant this study was.
I personally believe that there is much wisdom to be learned from the animal kingdom, because of their purity. They are not clouded by so many of the hurdles that we place on ourselves through life, such as low self esteem, or building walls around ourselves to protect our feelings. They are of pure heart and represent this wonderful Circle of Life that we are all a part of.
Knowing your life-long totem is like having an added perspective. When you are in the midst of confusion, trying to make sense of an issue, often you can look to your animals totem's attributes and gain another perspective to view the situation in. That other perspective can be very helpful to us in our personal growth.
Totem meanings may vary slightly from culture to culture, but they can all have somewhat universal meanings if you are deriving them from learning about the animals social and living skills.
As an added bonus, we can have transitional totems. Transitional totems appear when we going through life changes, such as a marriage, a career change, a birth, etc. Transitional totems are prevalent for a short time while we go through our changes.

I recently revised a small guidebook on the meaning of some of the more popular animal totems, called "Animal Totems in our Daily Lives". It is a good introduction to Animal Totems, what they mean to us, life long totems, transitional totems, and symbolism. The guidebook is helpful to carry with you when you are out and about for a quick glance at meanings. And of course, the more you become familiar with totems I encourage you to study further.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Power of Words and Laws of Attraction

The energy we put out to the Universe, in our Words or in our Thoughts, is the energy that is returned to us. When we exude positive energy, this is what is returned. The power of our thoughts and words is important to manage,not only for the continual flow we are manifesting, but also for our own well-being.

With a new year coming, it is a very important part of this process that is often overlooked is the ability to use affirmations to succeed in making their dreams come true.

An affirmation is stating that something is true. You are affirming that the possibility is reality. (One of the first steps in manifesting your desires)

After you have spent time deciding what it is you want to make a reality, writing affirmations can be a useful tool. It can help remind you of your goals and keep a positive attitude.
When writing your affirmations,  keep them in the present tense. Use words such as "am", "have", "attract", and "is".  Make sure you aren't using words like "hope", which suggests that you aren't positive the change will happen.

Writing your affirmations and keeping them visible in your home,or repeating them, helps to condition the subconscious, who's fear can sometimes sabotage our efforts.

"I know that Healing is taking place in my body"
" Financial riches flow freely to me"
' I attract only loving, positive, and supportive people to my life"


Happy thoughts everybody !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Legend of the Burden Basket

The Legend of the Burden Basket

"Native American women carried cone-shaped baskets for collecting wild berries, roots and other food items. When they would return home, they would take the basket from their back, and hang it at the entrance of their dwelling...literally laying their burdens down for the night before entering the home.
Smaller burden baskets have been made to symbolize this...for you, your family, and friends to "Leave your worries at the door."
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