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The Universe’s Plan for You
Cosmic Support

by Madisyn Taylor

Nothing happens in our lives and in the world without purpose.


The path that speeds us toward our dreams can be a challenging and complex one, so it’s easy to get bogged down in confusion and insecurities. We often hesitate at the start of that path, questioning our purpose or our capabilities. Yet we should be moving forward joyously, eager to discover what destiny has in store for us. The universe has plans for us that eclipse anything we have dreamed of thus far. Though we must work diligently to fulfill our potential and to accomplish our individual missions, the universe is aware of both the quests we chose before birth and the goals we have formulated in adulthood. If we accept that it us watching over us and believe that it will facilitate our eventual success, the universe will provide us with the assistance and opportunities that enable us to make significant progress on our journeys of ambition.

Nothing happens without a purpose. Whether we attract success or repel it depends on our willingness to stay open to a wide range of possibilities and to embrace concepts like synchronicity. The universe is always ready to care for our needs, but we must not write off its loving attention as mere circumstance or chance. Likewise, we must endeavor to ensure that our egos do not become a barrier that prevents us from recognizing that even perceived mistakes and strife can be profound lessons that smooth the progress of personal evolution. When we understand that we only need to enthusiastically try our best to realize our objectives, the universe will take care of the details, propelling us forward in its unstoppable current. We may not always immediately understand the significance of certain experiences, but our trust will help us choose wisely at each crossroads.

The universe wants to see you accomplish your goals. No matter how long you’ve dallied or hesitated, it will always be there to put its plan for you in motion at the first sign of your faith. You can make the most of this aid by acquiescing to it rather than fighting it—nurture your dreams but do not attempt to micromanage every detail along the way. The universe will provide you with guidance and, if you heed that guidance, you will find your formerly stressful quest for success will become a journey of great joy.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51949.
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Break the Grip of Past Lovers
Break the Grip of Past Lovers

by Jumana King-Harris

The following is an excerpt from the "Break the Grip of Past Lovers" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Welcome! This journey together is on one level about clearing past lovers. But to begin, let's take a moment to consciously choose the ground over which we'll be walking. We are taking this journey together on the premise that even if you don't experience "sacredness" all the time, even if the world (or a past or present lover) does not acknowledge your inherent and magnificent worth, even if you've made a million repetitive choices that seem in denial or outright abuse of your own right to respect and love, your woman's body as it was created to be, is a magnificent, subtle, and beautiful LIVING TEMPLE that thrives and responds with great grace to:

DEVOTION

RESPECT

SENSITIVITY

And most importantly........your own loving, consciously directed attention and care.

We are also working on the premise that even though it's an extremely untapped or repressed capacity in most women, we were created subtly and energetically with unparalleled capacities for transmutation of what may be out of balance or toxic to us. This means that regardless of what we face in life, if we are empowered enough to really understand our inherent energetic capacities as women, we can ALWAYS transform a toxic experience into energy or resource that sustains and strengthens us. And I mean no matter how awful or toxic. Our capacities are unlimited.

So just for now, try to suspend any disbelief and trust me on this - because I have COMPLETE trust that you CAN clear past lovers and become someone new, someone ready to receive from the world and from a lover everything you ever wanted and gradually decided either doesn't exist, or just isn't for you. Because as we encounter situations of intimacy and sexuality that leave us feeling shamed for our "dependency" or emotional needs, empty, alone, or betrayed, we often gradually relinquish our underlying wisdom, our underlying needs - authentic and sacred and important needs. Clearing past lovers and the residual impact/underlying patterns within yourself will bring you back full circle to your truth, your strength, your integrity, and most importantly your ability to self-advocate, to know yourself well and to stand behind yourself no matter what.

You are going to be AMAZED at what you discover within you through this work. Yes, you will encounter some of the hard stuff. But you will also be turning toward the truth of your own womanhood and femininity and you should be prepared to be BLOWN AWAY and AWESTRUCK by what you've always been, what you were created to be -this truth is not a negotiable or mutable reality. Clearing your past lovers and the residual impact of such experiences is all about turning towards the truth of your deepest feminine essence, and how unbelievably resilient, how practically grounded and yet cosmically miraculous your potential for self-healing, self-sourcing, and magnetic self-creation really is.

I could go on forever about how amazing you are, but let's shift and get down to business.

THE FEMININE ESSENCE KEY OF THE DAY:

Here is the feminine essence key of the day. This is literally a KEY that will unlock an aspect of YOUR FEMININE ESSENCE. It will be an often overlooked, misunderstood, or just generally unknown truth about the power of the feminine essence, which lives in you, and which created this miraculous woman's body you call home. Today's key:

At any moment, the road to take to return to connection with your feminine essence is the road of SOFTENING. To enter and embody your feminine power, always first soften back, then let the power move through you. Notice if you're straining, efforting, trying hard, or driving forward. Use this as an invitation to soften back into yourself, breathe, then move again from your power.

I'm inviting you to take a much different path towards addressing your past, your feelings, your relationships, and your subtle energies. This is not process work, linear work, therapy work, or self-help work. You will most certainly see shifts in your outer world, but the focus is deeply on your inner world - your relationship to yourself, and your inner state. This "work" is about surrendering, shifting your inner compass, and, in a sense, re-calibrating your being towards an orientation that is fundamentally respectful and connected to your authentic feminine essence, your woman's body, and all the often misunderstood or neglected powers that lie therein. Always, always, maintain your fundamental intention to simply be present with yourself, attend to your feminine essence and your body, and to accept what you encounter without any need to change it.

For more information visit:
Break the Grip of Past Lovers

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/44341.
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Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Pendulum Motion
Intuition Made Visible

by Madisyn Taylor

Using a pendulum is a simple way to clarify messages from intuition or inspiration.


Using a pendulum is a simple way to clarify messages from intuition or inspiration. With its minimal construction of a weight, or bob, allowed to swing freely from a piece of cord or chain, it gives us a visual understanding of the subtle energies that influence us. When we ask a question using the pendulum, we may receive answers from our own intuition or from our spirit guides or angels. The process, known as “dowsing” or “divining,” is also useful to check our energy centers or even to find lost articles. Whether it is our energy or the whispers of our guides creating the motion, the pendulum helps us better understand the secret language of spirit.

Your pendulum can be anything that feels right to you: a crystal pendant, wood or metal ornaments, a seashell, an item with sentimental value, or even an acorn on a string. The key is that it must be balanced so it can swing freely. Before and after each session, you may want to purify your pendulum, perhaps by using salt water or burning sage or incense. Focus on becoming still and choose who you would like to answer your questions, your higher self or your spirit guides or guardian angels. By asking questions whose answers you already know and watching the corresponding movements, you can learn what “yes” and “no” look like. Your pendulum may move forward and back for “yes” and side-to-side for “no,” or perhaps a variety of circular motions will be your indicators. For some people, movement comes easily as they are more in tune with working with energy, but do not give up if you do not get movement right away. Determining a neutral state, which may be stillness or another distinct motion, can help avoid confusion as well. Once you are familiar with your pendulum, you can use it to check the energy of a room, or use a pendulum over your chakras to see if they are blocked or open.

When we make a practice of listening to our spiritual guidance, we find it more accessible to us in general. The use of a tool like the pendulum can only help us gain mastery in this understanding, allowing us to transform our lives into playgrounds for manifesting our gifts and dreams.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51948.
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Blessings & Love, Jetta :-)

Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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2/4/16 9:53 P

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Relaxing at Home
An Instant Vacation

by Madisyn Taylor

If you can't get away on a vacation, turn your home into an instant vacation place.


Throughout our lives, most of us are led to believe that relaxation is best pursued outside of the home. As a result, we spend months anticipating weeklong vacations, seldom fully appreciating the leisure time we are blessed with on a more regular basis. It is possible, however, to reexperience the same utterly relaxed state you slip into while on holiday within your home’s walls. The feelings of serenity you enjoy during a vacation are a product of your outlook rather than your locale. You give yourself permission to enjoy yourself and unwind while on vacation. Granting yourself the same privilege while at home allows you to experience complete relaxation, even when surrounded by routine.

Our homes can be distracting places as most survival tasks are addressed there. Reviving the tranquility you felt on holiday is as easy as creating an atmosphere that helps you relax. First, divest yourself of the notion that messes must be cleaned up immediately and reaffirm that relaxation is as vital as physical nourishment. Then, set the mood. Music that reminds you of a beloved vacation destination can put you in a vacation mind-set. The exotic flavor of a tropical beverage or the spiciness a favorite ethnic dish can transport you to a more restful mental space. Finally, put aside your projects and commit to doing only what you consider truly pleasurable. Your responsibilities will wait as you put up your feet and revel in peacefulness that comes from within.

If you find it difficult to ignore the temptation to simply fall back into your usual schedule, consider that relaxation should occupy a prominent place on your to-do list. You deserve to take “you time” and to care for yourself, even during life’s busy periods. While you may not always be able to get away from it all, you can still nurture yourself and regain your peace of mind.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51947.
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Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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The Energy of Cities
Living Streets

by Madisyn Taylor

Living in large cities can be draining, but there are steps that can be taken to make it all work in harmony.


The cities we reside in have souls. Our cities consume, create, evolve, and breathe much in the same way Mother Nature does. Each city is unique, defined not only by the individuals who call it home but also by the energy it exudes. Some cities are suffused by an aura of unshakable calm while others seem continually frenetic, even during the early morning hours. Many inspire creativity within us or arouse our curiosity. A city’s energy is dependent on many factors, including the geography, the people, the industry, and the culture. Residing in a city full of warehouses and factories feels very different than one living in one populated by artists and museums. Some cities elevate the soul while others seem to squash it, and fate may lead us to either.

If the urban center you presently call home feels oppressive or robs you of your vitality, consider relocating to a locale that is more nurturing. You may find that leaving your city is an impossibility, however, if circumstances in your life compel you to remain or the universe has plans for you that involve your staying put. To cope with the stress of working and playing in an environment you have an aversion to, first ask yourself how the city you live in makes you feel. Then take steps to cleanse your home, your work spaces, and your life of the energy that is dragging you down. Try smudging your personal and professional spaces with sage or sweetgrass to dispel negativity. Keeping a quartz crystal on or near your person can ensure that there is always positive, loving energy nearby that you can draw from when you feel affected by your city. And you can do your part to promote widespread good energy by sending love and white light from your heart out into the city each morning and night.

As you become increasingly aware of the way your city makes you feel, you can refine your cleansing efforts to meet your individual needs. If you seek out others who feel driven to purify your city’s energy flow, your combined efforts can become a larger movement that promotes healing and goodwill. You may find that, after a time, you are gradually drawn to those aspects of your locale that energize you, helping you come back into balance.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51946.
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Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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Working from Center
In the Thick of It

by Madisyn Taylor

When you feel you are in the thick of things, tapping into your own inner resources will help bring strength.


When we are “in the thick of it,” overwhelmed by too many things that need our attention, it’s important to remember that we are never given more than we can handle. When life’s challenges make us question this, our best coping mechanism is to follow the reliable and well-known course to our calm center and anchor ourselves there. It is for these times that we have been practicing regularly, so that our mind, body, and spirit will know how to find the peace within. Even in the midst of seeming chaos, a deep breath can help us turn within to find the space to work from, the calm at the center of the storm.

Tapping into our inner resources we begin again, bringing our focus to the needs of the present moment. Asking “why?” shifts our energy away from the task at hand. We can seek answers to those questions once we get to the other side of the present challenge. For now, we accept what is. Once we have collected scattered energy and created space, inspiration will strike, help will arrive, and what seemed impossible will either become possible or we will find it has become unnecessary. The flow of the universe and its perfect order has room to move in our lives when we get ourselves and our extraneous thoughts out of the way.

After the thick has become thin again, we have the opportunity to learn from the situation with a better idea of our true capabilities. We can now ask ourselves the “why” questions with the goal of fine-tuning our lives. Perhaps we have taken on more than is ours to do or made commitments out of obligation rather than insight. It could just be the ebb and flow and life, or we may be receiving life lessons on a fast track in preparation for something wonderful to come. But when we have a chance to make new choices, we know the best ones are made when we work from center.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51945.
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Your every loving act, thought & feeling blesses everyone everywhere... every time you smile, you are a channel for more love and beauty to come thru you and into our world.

I LOVE YOU!!
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A closer look at relationships from Madisyn Taylor
The Evolution of Romance

by Madisyn Taylor

It is nice to be with you again in this space we call our Monthly Newsletter. We started this new feature about a year ago, and I’m very much enjoying connecting with you on a personal level. Thank you to everybody who came out to my recent book and CD signing in the Santa Barbara area. I hope to be out and about more in Southern California in the spring. I’ll be sure to let you know when that happens. You, my dear readers, are such amazing and beautiful souls, and your courage inspires me each and every day.

This month we are talking about romantic relationships. I happen to be at a point in my life where I am experiencing, through friends, many levels of romantic relationships—from brand-new love for very young friends and middle-aged friends to love that has lasted decades. I think it is safe to say that new love is exciting and thrilling, and it is a joy to watch a friend’s new love blooming as they get to know their new partner. With couples that have been together for ages, it is equally as interesting to watch how they navigate the good and bad times and the skills they have acquired along the way to keep it all going. There isn’t much sweeter in the world than watching a couple walking hand-in-hand that have been married for 50 years.

During February we will be highlighting some online courses that deal with the topic of relationships. From finding real love to freeing yourself from toxic love, there is something for everybody.

Manifest Your Soul Mate by Arielle Ford. This is a nine-week course by my sweet friend, Arielle. She knows what she is talking about as she manifested her soul mate, and they are one of my favorite couples. The course includes written and video course work covering topics such as how to exhibit the qualities that your soul mate would be attracted to; how to release past lovers; preparing your mind, body, and spirit for a relationship; and so much more. more info

Find True Love in 27 Days by Ellen Whitehurst. This course covers topics that will help you release the fear of falling in love and the disappointment of past heartache, and attract everlasting love. Ellen offers transformational writing exercises along with tips, tricks, and techniques to help you find true love no matter your circumstances. more info

Break the Grip of Past Lovers by Jumana Sophia. Regardless of your past choices, how much healing you've done, and whether or not you're in a relationship now, you almost certainly find yourself navigating a host of issues because you still carry the residual impact of perhaps many past lovers. In this course you will learn to clear and cleanse the residual impact of past lovers and reclaim your personal power from dysfunctional relationships. more info

Be Free from Unhealthy Relationships by Rhonda Finding. Rhonda is an author and psychotherapist whose eight-week course will help you stop obsessing about partners that are not emotionally available. Additional topics covered in this course are how to stop acting desperate, increase your self-confidence, allow love to come to you, and get back on track if you have a setback. Lessons will offer writing exercises as well as audio advice and meditations. more info

I wish you all lots of love in your life, and I look forward to visiting with you again in March.

Be well,

Madisyn Taylor

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51969.
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I LOVE YOU!!
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Daily Self-Care
Putting Yourself First

by Madisyn Taylor

Putting yourself first means that it may be necessary to say no to someone else in order to say yes to yourself.


We have all heard the instructions of an airline attendant reminding us to put on our own oxygen mask before we help anyone else with theirs. This advice is often cited as a metaphor for self-care because it so accurately expresses why it is important. It seems to say, ironically, that if you can’t take care of yourself for yourself, do it for others. Few situations in our daily lives mimic the wake-up call of an airplane emergency, so it’s easy to keep putting self-care off—easy, that is, until we get sick, overwhelmed, or exhausted, and suddenly don’t have the energy to care for the people who count on us. That’s when we realize we haven’t been getting the oxygen we need to sustain ourselves. We begin to understand that taking care of ourselves is neither selfish nor indulgent; it’s just plain practical.

Putting yourself first means that it may be necessary to say no to someone else in order to say yes to yourself. For many of us, there is always something we feel we could be doing for someone else, and it helps to remember the oxygen metaphor. You can even encourage yourself by saying “I am caring for myself so that I am better able to care for others” or some other mantra that will encourage you. It also helps to remember that self-care doesn’t have to be composed of massively time-consuming acts. In fact, the best prescription for taking care of yourself is probably small, daily rituals; for example, taking one half-hour for yourself at the beginning and end of the day to meditate, journal, or just be. You might also transform the occasional daily shower or bath into a half-hour self-pampering session.

Whatever you decide, making some small gesture where you put yourself first every day will pay off in spades for you and the ones you love. The oxygen you need is all around you; sometimes you just need to be reminded to breathe.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51514.
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I LOVE YOU!!
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Permanent Weight Loss with Self-Hypnosis
Permanent Weight Loss with Self-Hypnosis

by Rena Greenberg

The following is an excerpt from the "Permanent Weight Loss with Self-Hypnosis" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

I’d like to begin by fully explaining how and why this program works. But before we begin, I’d like you to take out a sheet of paper and write down the reason why you are overweight.

By using this process, you will be equipped with tools to help you take charge of your life and begin the process of honoring yourself by treating your body the way it deserves to be treated. In other words, you will be well on your way to making dramatic changes in the way you think about food, about yourself, about your life and about your own ability and determination to make positive changes in your behaviors around food and exercise.

But right now you are most likely beginning this process with the mindset of being overweight or at least not happy with your body or life. So take a moment and write on your sheet of paper the reason why you believe yourself to be overweight. Don’t give it too much thought. Just write down the first thing that comes to your mind. It could be reasons such as, “I hate to exercise”, “I’m lazy”, “I don’t have time to prepare healthy meals”, “I don’t like vegetables”. . .. .any reason which comes to mind. Okay great. When you are done, put the paper aside and put your pen down. We will be getting back to that later.

Since this is not a program on nutrition or fitness, but rather how to tap into the vast power of your mind to get healthy and live the life you want, I’d like to start this off by speaking to you about the difference between your conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the logical, analytic, rational decision making part of your mind. It is the part of your mind that you reason with. It is with your conscious mind that you decided to make this change in your life. It’s within your conscious mind that you have the reasons for wanting to be healthy and at your ideal weight. Why do you want to lose weight permanently? What does it mean to you?

As I mention to you now the reasons most of my clients tell me they want to lose weight I want you to be thinking of your own personal reason. Your motivation is the most important key to your success, so the first thing we need to do is increase your desire for a life of health and happiness.

HEALTH

One of the most important reasons most people want to lose weight is their health. That was certainly my strongest motivation. I didn’t want to end up diabetic, like my father, and I had all the symptoms. Are you concerned that your overweight condition may one day lead to a serious illness or disease such as heart attack, diabetes, or stroke? Do you have a family history of these types of diseases? Or do you suffer from everyday aches and pains that could very well be related to your weight—bad back, sore legs, knees or ankles? Or maybe your energy level is low. Do you feel tired out during the day?

What other reasons do you have for wanting to lose weight?

LOOKING BETTER

Aside from wanting to feel better, most people want to look better! Are you tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what's looking back at you? Maybe you don't like opening up your closet and seeing so many clothes that just don't fit you, or going shopping and having to buy the next size. It can be depressing. Being overweight affects your self-image and self-esteem.

LEVEL OF COMFORT

Being overweight also affects your overall level of comfort. It's much more difficult getting in and out of things (such as cars for example, or your clothes). And of course age plays a very important role. Weight that you could carry around no problem in your teens, twenties, or even early thirties often becomes much more difficult as you get to be a little bit older. Perhaps what you think is a sign of age could really be this excess weight that you've been carrying around, weight that's bogging you down.
Motivation is a critical factor in your success.

The motivation that you have is like a vision. And when you have a goal or a vision that you are moving towards, it is a lot easier than thinking about all the small steps necessary along the way to help you achieve that goal. It’s looking at the big picture and truly imagining what achieving your ideal weight is going to do for you in your life. The first think I want to do with you is to help you make this vision even more compelling for you.

So take a moment now, and on another sheet of paper, write down your own personal reasons for wanting to lose weight permanently. Remember the more personal your reasons are for you and the more emotion you feel about the reasons, the more likely they are to motivate you to achieve your goal. Maybe you want to look better for yourself or someone you love. Maybe you want to be in better health so you can do certain activities, or spend quality time with a loved one. Perhaps you want to set a better example for your children or grandchildren . . .Be specific . .. I want my partner to look at me the way he or she used to . . . I want to fit into that bathing suit . . .I don’t want to end up diabetic like Aunt Sharon (remember fear can be a very effective motivator, so use it if it’s true for you!). Write down your own personal reason why you’re absolutely determined to success and what that success means to you. Now write down, “I am willing to do whatever it takes.”

Believe In Yourself

So in your conscious mind is your motivation. Also, in your conscious mind is the belief that it is possible to succeed. You would not be investing in this process if you did not have within you a belief that it is possible for you to begin the process of achieving your ideal weight. Yet if you are like many of my clients, you have tried and not succeeded in the past. So today I am asking you to do something a little bit different. I’m asking you to not just “try” again. Because if you think about it, words like try and hope actually imply failure. Instead, I’d like you to please make a decision. Because when you make a decision to do something in your life, it is amazing how many internal resources become available to help you to achieve your goal.

These resources are always within us. They include strength, courage, determination, love and patience. But when we make a decision to do something in our lives these resources now become available to help us. The purpose of this is to help you to get in touch with these internal resources and harness their power.

When it comes to weight control, the only one who fails is the one who gives up. Every attempt you make, you are one step closer towards achieving your goal.

Research shows that most people who lose weight permanently have tried at least 3-5 times in the past. The fact that people often fail before they succeed has been seen over and over in history. Classic examples are such heroes as Babe Ruth (he had more home runs but more strike outs than anyone else in history), Thomas Edison who came up with a thousand ways not to invent the light bulb, and of course Abe Lincoln who had many setbacks before he became an American hero.

For me, I had many so called “failures” before I ultimately found the success I have had over the last 25 years of living at my ideal weight, free from the prison of sugar addiction. Before I was successful, I didn’t know what to do. I made mistakes. When I first got sick and realized that I had to make a radical shift in my lifestyle and eating habits, I tried a vegetarian eating plan. Even though I loved the taste of the food and not eating animals, my body didn’t like it. I gained weight and felt tired and always hungry. It didn’t work for me. But I learned something valuable—how to cook delicious vegetables, whole grains, seeds and nuts so they tasted good.

Then, I went the opposite extreme and I tried the Atkins Diet. That didn’t work for me either, but again I learned from it. I learned the value of eating animal protein to stabilize my blood sugar and avoid cravings. Also, over time, I learned the foods that were not an option for me—the foods that sent me right down that very painful road of addiction. So over time, I was able to take a little of this, and a little of that, and that’s how I found the balanced approach that has worked for me for the last 25 years.

It’s the same with you. Every so called “failure” of the past has led you to where you are—here and now—in this moment, ready to begin again, a little bit wiser.

Congratulations on your decision to lose weight permanently – you can do it!!

For more information visit:

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51538.
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I LOVE YOU!!
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Strangers in Our Sanctuary
Sharing Peace

by Madisyn Taylor

Having strangers in our homes can be difficult, but we can choose to treat their energy as an exchange of gifts as well as an exercise in acceptance.


When we have created a sanctuary in our home, it can be jarring to have the outside world come in. It is easy to share our space with those we know well, but often strangers are asked in as household help, contractors, or technicians that help us make our homes more comfortable. Acquaintances of our spouses or children also bring something new and different into our space. If we resist their presence, treating it as an intrusion, we restrict the free flow of energy and may miss the gift they bring. Instead, we can choose to treat their energy as an exchange of gifts as well as an exercise in acceptance.

Before their arrival, we can prepare by envisioning light surrounding our bodies and radiating outward from the core of our homes. We may want to create a calm and welcoming environment by playing meditation music or lighting incense. We can remove tension for all involved by putting away our valuables. Then when they arrive, we claim our boundaries by guiding them through their visit—asking them to remove their shoes, offering coasters or a place to set down tool boxes, and indicating by example to speak softly or not use harsh language. If something still causes stress, we can remember that what begins as an irritation to an oyster becomes a pearl. After they depart, we can burn sage and clear our space if we like but not without first finding the pearl.

Finally, remember that we learn about life by relating with others. People may have been sent to our homes because we ignored some of the universe’s messengers outside. Our homes need not be a way to keep people out but can be the place where we are ourselves while accepting and allowing other’s choices. When we share the joy of our homes, we radiate our light rather than hide it behind closed doors. The more we do this, the more the outside world can become like the sanctuary we’ve created inside.

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Sharing Your Gift with Others
Living Potential

by Madisyn Taylor

Your earthly existence provides you with ample opportunity to explore your purpose and use your gifts.


The gifts we are born with and those that we work to develop throughout our lives vary in form and function. Some we find use for every day while others are only useful in specific circumstances. Yet many times we overlook opportunities to share our unique gifts with others. It may be fear of criticism that holds us back or the paralyzing weight of uncertainty. Ultimately, we doubt that our innate talents and practiced skills can truly add value to others’ lives. But it is the world as a whole that benefits when we willingly share our gifts. Whether you have been blessed with the ability to awaken beautiful emotions in others through art or industry, or your aptitudes transmit more practical advantages, your gifts are a part of who you are. As you make use of those gifts as best you can, be assured that your contribution to worldly well-being will not be overlooked.

Your personal power is defined in part by your gifts. To use your talents is to demonstrate to the world that you understand yourself and are truly attuned to your capabilities. Your earthly existence provides you with ample opportunity to explore your purpose, to utilize your skills in a life-affirming way, and to positively touch the lives of others while doing so. Yet you may feel that your gifts are not as valuable or worthy of attention as those of others and thus hide them away. However, every gift lying dormant in your soul has the potential to fill a void in someone else’s life. Just as your existence is made richer by the love, support, friendship, aid, and compassion of others, so, too, can you add richness to their lives. Your natural ability to soothe hurt, inspire compassion, bake, dance, knit, organize, or think outside the box can be a boon to someone in need.

As you embrace your gifts and allow their light to shine, you will discover that more and more opportunities to make use of them arise. This is because your gifts are a channel through which the universe operates. By simply doing what you are good at and also love to do, you make a positive difference. The recognition you receive for your efforts will pale in comparison to the satisfaction you feel when fulfilling your innate potential.



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Rooting Down
Digging Deep for Healing

by Madisyn Taylor

When you establish a den of peace within your core, you empower yourself to act rather than react in distressing situations.


For many people, apprehension manifests itself in the physical self as a potent feeling of heaviness or nausea situated in the depths of the lower abdomen. And it is there, at the seat of the second or sacral chakra, that we must lovingly and deliberately confront the anxiety. By rooting down into the deepest physical reaches of ourselves, we can cleanse ourselves of unease and replenish the space it has left behind with tranquil awareness. Much of what we encounter in our daily lives has the potential to awaken feelings of nervousness within us or make us question whether we are truly in control of our lives. When you establish a den of peace within your core, you empower yourself to act rather than react in distressing situations. Your balanced second chakra helps you respond productively to the turmoil around you while your inwardly directed attention steadies you.

There are many ways to restore your strength and clear negative energy from your core. To ground yourself and regain your emotional equilibrium, concentrate on the second chakra, picturing it as a funnel of vivid orange light. Reach down toward that light with your awareness and channel your breath into the space it occupies. As you balance the chakra, you will become more adaptive and thus better able to stand strong when faced with rapidly changing conditions. You can channel healing energy into your core by visualizing the area below your belly button as an open space into which you channel white, loving light. Like light and air, sound can be a wonderful tool that helps you find your center. Your voice, when drawn from your core in the form of a deep roar or loud shout, can be the vehicle upon which your anxiety is conveyed into the ether. Take a low stance, much like a football player, root your feet into the earth, and then roar like a lion. Really feel it in your belly. It may sound silly, but chances are you will feel much less anxious and much more grounded into your body.

A situation that seems hopeless when viewed from a perspective colored by fear may become easily manageable when approached with a serene heart and mind. As you root down into your core, you’ll discover that the trepidation and helplessness you feel within you is not invincible. Rather, it will respond readily to your efforts to eradicate it, leaving you feeling peaceful and capable of calmly handling any challenging circumstances that arise.

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Staying True to Your Word
Power in Honesty

by Madisyn Taylor

Your honest word is one of your most precious and powerful possessions.


Promises are easily made. Keeping them often proves more difficult because when we are pressured to strive always for perfection, we find it simpler to agree to undertake impossible tasks than to say no. Likewise, there is an infinite array of circumstances that conspire to goad us into telling falsehoods, even when we hold a great reverence for truth. When you endeavor to consistently keep your word, however, you protect your reputation and promote yourself as someone who can be trusted to be unfailingly truthful. Though your honesty may not always endear you to others—for there will always be those who fear the truth—you can nonetheless be certain that your integrity is never tarnished by the patina of deceit. Since frankness and sincerity form the basis of all life-enriching relationships, your word is one of your most precious and powerful possessions.

When we promise more than we can deliver, hide from the consequences of our actions through falsehoods, or deny our true selves to others, we hurt those who were counting on us by proving that their faith was wrongly given. We are also hurt by the lies we tell and the promises we break. Integrity is the foundation of civilization, allowing people to live, work, and play side by side without fear or apprehension. As you cultivate honesty within yourself, you will find that your honor and reliability put people at ease. Others will feel comfortable seeking out your friendship and collaborating with you on projects of great importance, certain that their positive expectations will be met. If you do catch yourself in a lie, ask yourself what you wanted to hide and why you felt you couldn’t be truthful. And if life’s surprises prevent you from keeping your word, simply admit your error apologetically and make amends quickly.

Since the path of truth frequently represents the more difficult journey, embarking upon it builds character. You can harness the power of your word when you do your best to live a life of honesty and understand what motivates dishonesty. In keeping your agreements and embodying sincerity, you prove that you are worthy of trust and perceive values as something to be incorporated into your daily existence.

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Timing Can Be Everything
Where You Need to Be

by Madisyn Taylor

Every person fulfills their purpose when the time is right.


Since human timetables quite often do not correspond with universal timetables, it’s common for people to feel that life is progressing too slowly or too quickly. We draft carefully composed plans only to find that they fall into place when we least expect. Or, conversely, we are thrust into roles we believe we are not prepared for and wonder how we will survive the demands imposed upon us by unfamiliar circumstances. When delays in our progress kindle pangs of disappointment within us or the pace of life seems overwhelming, peace can be found in the simple fact that we are exactly where we need to be at this moment.

Every person fulfills their purpose when the time is right. If you have fast-tracked to success, you may become deeply frustrated if you discover you can no longer satisfy your desires as quickly as you might like. Yet the delays that disappoint you may be laying the foundation for future accomplishments that you have not yet conceived. Or the universe may have plans for you that differ from the worldly aspirations you have pursued up until this point. What you deem a postponement of progress may actually represent an auspicious opportunity to prepare for what is yet to come. If, however, you feel as though the universe is pushing you forward at too fast a clip, you may be unwittingly resisting your destiny. Your unease regarding the speed of your progress could be a sign that you need to cultivate awareness within yourself and learn to move with the flow of fate rather than against it. The universe puts nothing in your path that you are incapable of handling, so you can rest assured that you are ready to grow into your new situation.
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You may feel compelled to judge your personal success using your age, your professional position, your level of education, or the accomplishments of your peers as a yardstick. Yet we all enjoy the major milestones in our lives at the appropriate time—some realize their dreams as youngsters while others flourish only in old age. If you take pride in your many accomplishments and make the most of every circumstance in which you find yourself, your time will come.

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Understanding All Sides
Owning Your Tendencies

by Madisyn Taylor

Looking at only one side of our life can make us blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation.


Whenever we examine our lives, we examine them from a particular side or angle. Most of us tend to favor one side over the others. For example, we may tend to look at things from an emotional perspective rather than a financial perspective, or we may prefer to think in terms of details rather than the big picture, or vice versa. To a certain degree, this is not a problem, and these tendencies add color to our individual personalities. However, they can also make us one-sided, blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation. Even if we have decided that we are most happy when we focus on one particular side of things, it is always worth exploring the other sides. When we do, we become well rounded, more understanding of other viewpoints, and even more solid in our own.

Perhaps you are a person who tends to see your life in terms of your spiritual well-being. As a result, other concerns such as financial comfort or social standing may not be prominent in your mind as you make decisions. However, taking just a moment to consider those angles will help you in several ways. One, it will enable you to see more clearly what your priorities are and how they influence your life situation. Two, it will enhance your sense of confidence, because you will see your situation from all sides, even as you choose one. And three, it will help you communicate with others about who you are and what you are doing, because you will come from a place of understanding that your own biases and tendencies are unique as are theirs.

Most of us instinctively come at things from a particular angle, and in many cases this is the right way for us. Still, understanding the other angles only strengthens us. When we look at our lives from all sides, we shed light on the big picture, giving ourselves access to many points of view and highlighting more clearly the one we have chosen to take.

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A Year of Rumi
A Year of Rumi

by Andrew Harvey

The following is an excerpt from the "A Year of Rumi" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Kingdom of Joy

When the great Sufi mystic and poet Jalal-ud-Din Rumi died at sunset in Konya, southern Turkey, on December 17, 1273, he had lived for almost half his sixty-six years in the Sun of the Awakened Heart. With the light of its splendor as his constant inspiration, Rumi composed 3,500 odes, 2,000 quatrains, and a vast spiritual epic called the Mathnawai, and founded the Mevlevi Order that, under his son Sultan Walad and his successors, was to spread his vision throughout t the Islamic world, from the most remote villages of Turkey and Iran to Jakarta, from Tangiers to Sarajevo. Now, over 700 years later, through the pioneering (and superb) translations of Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Jonathon Star, and others, Rumi is almost as well know and revered in the West as he has long been in the East.

Not long before his death, Rumi wrote of his passion for his Beloved, Shams-I-Tabriz, and its significance:

Those tender words we said to one another
Are stored in the secret heart of heaven.
One day, like the rain, they will fall and spread
And their mystery will grow green over the world.

The time has come for this greening of the world’s heart and mind by the mystery of Rumi's love for his Beloved. Increasingly, Rumi is being recognized as the unique spiritual genius he is, as someone who is fused at the highest level and with the greatest possible intensity the intellect of a Plato, the vision, passion and soul-force of a Christ or Buddha, and the extraordinary literary gifts of a Shakespeare. Rumi is, I believe, not only the world's greatest mystical poet but also an essential guide to the new planetary spiritual renaissance that is slowly emerging from the ruins of our civilization. He speaks to us from the depths of our own sacred identity, and what he says has the electric eloquence of our innermost truth. No other poet or philosopher of whom I know has Rumi's almost frightening intimacy of address, and no one I am aware of in any civilization has conveyed the terror, rapture and wonder of awakening to Divine Love with such fearless and gorgeous courage, such humility and such unflinching clarity.

The world is in terrible danger. We have very little time left in which to make desperately needed changes in every arena of life. We need the truth and empowerment of authentic mystical understanding and love now more than at any other moment of our history. May the Light of the Heart be revealed in all to all of us, and may we all, united in and by Divine Love, transform together the conditions of life on earth.
- Andrew Harvey

Today, we begin our journey together with the following:

If you are seeking, seek us with joy
For we live in the kingdom of joy.
Do not give your heart to anything else
But to the love of those who are clear joy,
Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.
For there are hopes: they are real, they exist –
Do not go in the direction of darkness –
I tell you: suns exist.
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

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Learn and Let Flow
We Don’t Need to Suffer

by Madisyn Taylor

We do not need to suffer or live in poverty to be a spiritual person.


The idea that we have to suffer or live in poverty in order to be spiritual is an old one and can be found in the belief systems of many philosophies. Most of us carry this idea around subconsciously, and we may be holding ourselves back from financial or emotional well-being, believing that this is what we must do in order to be virtuous, spiritually awake, or feel less guilty for the suffering of others.

While it’s true that there can be a spiritual purpose to experiencing a lack of material well-being, it is rarely intended to be a permanent or lifelong experience. What we are meant to find when material or emotional resources are in short supply is that there is more to our lives than the physical realm. Intense relationships and material abundance can distract us from the subtler realm of the spirit, so a time of deficiency can be spiritually awakening. However, once we recognize the realm of spirit, and remember to hold it at the center of our lives, there is no reason to dwell in poverty or emotional isolation. In fact, once our connection to spirit is fully intact, we feel so compelled to share our abundance that lack becomes a thing of the past.

If you find that you are experiencing suffering in some area of your physical life, perhaps your spirit is asking you to look deeper in your search for what you want. For example, if you want money so that you can experience the feeling of security but money keeps eluding you, your spirit may be asking you to understand that security is not to be found through money. Security comes from an unshakable connection to your soul. Once you make that connection, money will probably flow more easily into your life. If relationships elude you, your spirit may be calling you to recognize that the love you seek is not to be found in another person. And yet, ironically, once you find the love, your true love may very well appear. If you feel stuck in suffering to live a spiritual life, try to spend some time writing about it. The root of the problem will appear and it may not be what you expected. Remember, the Universe wants you to be happy.

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Going Against What Is Popular
Conscious Decisions

by Madisyn Taylor

Because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone.


Just because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. However, part of the way that something becomes popular is that many of us don’t take the time to determine what’s right for us; we simply do what most of the people we know are doing. In this way, our decisions about life are made by default, which means they aren’t what we call conscious decisions. There may be many other options available, but we don’t always take the time to explore them. This may be the result of feeling overwhelmed or pressured by family, peers, and humanity at large, to do things their way, the way things have always been done. Regardless of the cause, it is important that, as often as we can, we decide for ourselves what to do with our lives rather than just drift along on the current of popular opinion.

It is not always easy to make decisions that go against the grain. Many people feel threatened when those close to them make choices divergent from the ones they are making. Parents and grandparents may be confused and defensive when we choose to raise our children differently from the way they raised us. Friends may feel abandoned if we decide to change our habits or behavior. Meanwhile, on our side of the fence, it’s easy to feel frustrated and defensive when we feel unsupported and misunderstood simply because we are thinking for ourselves. It can be exhausting to have to explain and re-explain our points of view and our reasons.

This is where gentleness, openness, and tolerance come into play. It helps if we are calmly persistent, consistent, and clear as we communicate to those around us why we are making the choices we are making. At the same time, we have the right to say that we are tired of talking about it and simply need our choices to be respected. Our lives belong to us and so do our decisions. Those who truly love us will stand by us and support our choices, never mind what’s popular.

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Being Your Own Village
Residing at the Helm

by Madisyn Taylor

Sometimes we need to be our own village and utilizing all of our skills and learning more.


Simple survival requires us to be in possession of many skills. The pursuit of dreams requires many more. Most individuals rely on the support of a village, whether peopled by relatives or community members, to effectively address the numerous ways we need assistance. This can mean anything from asking favors of acquaintances and leaning on loved ones for support to paying a skilled artisan to handle specialized tasks. However, each human being is born with the capacity to be their own village. We embody many roles throughout our lifetimes, all of which are representative of our capacity for self-sufficiency and self-determination. In different moments in our lives, we are our own counselor, janitor, caregiver, cook, healer, teacher, and student. Our willingness to joyfully take on these roles grants us the power to maintain control over the direction our life’s journey takes.

In times past, human beings learned all of the skills needed for survival. Today, the majority of people specialize in a single discipline, which they hone throughout their lives. Thus, many of us feel uncomfortable standing at the helm of our own existence. We question our ability to make decisions concerning our own health, happiness, and welfare, and are left feeling dependent and powerless. But the authority to take ultimate responsibility for our lives is simply a matter of believing that we have the necessary faith and intelligence to cope with any circumstance the universe chooses to place in our path. Proving that we can each be our own villages through action enables us to accept that we are strong enough to exist autonomously. Cooking, cultivating a garden of fruits and vegetables, undertaking minor home repair, or adopting a healthier lifestyle can help you reassert your will.

Being your own village does not mean embracing isolation, for a balanced life is built upon the dual foundations of the inner and the outer villages. Rather, being your own village is a celebration of your wondrous inner strength and resourcefulness, as well as an acknowledgment of your innate ability to capably steer the course of your life.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51504.
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Earth School
A Life of Learning

by Madisyn Taylor

Earth school provides us with an education of the heart and the soul.


Life is the province of learning, and the wisdom we acquire throughout our lives is the reward of existence. As we traverse the winding roads that lead from birth to death, experience is our patient teacher. We exist, bound to human bodies as we are, to evolve, enrolled by the universe in earth school, an informal and individualized academy of living, being, and changing. Life’s lessons can take many forms and present us with many challenges. There are scores of mundane lessons that help us learn to navigate with grace, poise, and tolerance in this world. And there are those once-in-a-lifetime lessons that touch us so deeply that they change the course of our lives. The latter can be heartrending, and we may wander through life as unwilling students for a time. But the quality of our lives is based almost entirely on what we derive from our experiences.

Earth school provides us with an education of the heart and the soul, as well as the intellect. The scope of our instruction is dependent on our ability and readiness to accept the lesson laid out before us in the circumstances we face. When we find ourselves blindsided by life, we are free to choose to close our minds or to view the inbuilt lesson in a narrow-minded way. The notion that existence is a never-ending lesson can be dismaying at times. The courses we undertake in earth school can be painful as well as pleasurable, and as taxing as they are eventually rewarding. However, in every situation, relationship, or encounter, a range of lessons can be unearthed. When we choose to consciously take advantage of each of the lessons we are confronted with, we gradually discover that our previous ideas about love, compassion, resilience, grief, fear, trust, and generosity could have been half-formed.

Ultimately, when we acknowledge that growth is an integral part of life and that attending earth school is the responsibility of every individual, the concept of “life as lesson” no longer chafes. We can openly and joyfully look for the blessing buried in the difficulties we face without feeling that we are trapped in a roller-coaster ride of forced learning. Though we cannot always know when we are experiencing a life lesson, the wisdom we accrue will bless us with the keenest hindsight.

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Sending Love Ahead to Your Day
Days of Affirmation

by Madisyn Taylor

Send love to your day ahead and remember to stop and catch the miracles.


Upon waking, many people consider the coming day with trepidation. Because of the natural human tendency to focus on what we fear or dislike, it is easy to unwittingly send a message of unease into the future that negatively impacts the quality of your day. However, while our lives are busy and frequently replete with challenges, they are also rich with joy and experiences worth savoring. We can attract this natural bliss into our lives by starting each day with a message of love. When you send love ahead to your day, that love will manifest itself in your interpersonal interactions, your professional endeavors, and your domestic duties. Tasks and circumstances once made trying by your own anxiety are transformed by your love, and you will find yourself approaching life’s subtle nuances with great affection.

Each morning, when you have cast off the fog of sleep, take several deep, grounding breaths and reaffirm the love you have for yourself. Speaking a loving, self-directed blessing aloud enables you to access and awaken the reservoir of tenderness in your soul. Before you leave the comfortable warmth of your bed, be sure to tell the universe that you are eager and ready to receive the blessings it has set aside for you. Then as you prepare to meet the day, visualize yourself first saturated by and then surrounded with a warm and soft loving light. Gradually widen the circle of this light until you are able to send it ahead into your future. If you are commuting to work, send love to the roads upon which you will drive, your fellow commuters, and your parking space. If you have colleagues who arrive at your workplace before you, send them love. Likewise, a day spent being a parent or addressing household chores can benefit from the sentiment that precedes you. Sending love ahead to everyone you will meet and everything you will do can ensure that your day is suffused with grace.

If you have difficulty sending love to those situations and individuals you deem particularly frustrating, consider that the warmth and tenderness you project can change your life for the better. Each morning, in sending this love, you will exercise your power to control the ambiance of your existence and to color your day with positivity.

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Putting People on a Pedestal
Allowing Our Loved Ones to Be Human

by Madisyn Taylor

When you put somebody on a pedestal it is giving away your power and saying you are not good enough.


When we fall in love with someone or make a new friend, we sometimes see that person in a glowing light. Their good qualities dominate the foreground of our perception and their negative qualities. They just don’t seem to have any. This temporary state of grace is commonly known as putting someone on a pedestal. Often times we put spiritual leaders and our gurus on pedestals. We have all done this to someone at one time or another, and as long as we remember that no one is actually “perfect,” the pedestal phase of a relationship can be enjoyed for what it is—a phase. It’s when we actually believe our own projection that troubles arise.

Everyone has problems, flaws, and blind spots, just as we do. When we entertain the illusion that someone is perfect, we don’t allow them room to be human, so when they make an error in judgment or act in contradiction to our idea of perfection, we become disillusioned. We may get angry or distance ourselves in response. In the end, they are not to blame for the fact that we idealized them. Granted, they may have enjoyed seeing themselves as perfect through our eyes, but we are the ones who chose to believe an illusion. If you go through this process enough times, you learn that no one is perfect. We are all a combination of divine and human qualities and we all struggle. When we treat the people we love with this awareness, we actually allow for a much greater intimacy than when we held them aloft on an airy throne. The moment you see through your idealized projection is the moment you begin to see your loved one as he or she truly is.

We cannot truly connect with a person when we idealize them. In life, there are no pedestals—we are all walking on the same ground together. When we realize this, we can own our own divinity and our humanity. This is the key to balance and wholeness within ourselves and our relationships.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51500.
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A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back
A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back

by Stephanie Bennett Vogt

The following is an excerpt from the "A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

"The call to adventure is the point in a person’s life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or not."–Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey

With all our best intentions and rich resources, why is it so hard to slow down, simplify, and care for ourselves? Why do most clearing efforts fall short or peter out?

Why are we so afraid to let go?

Our drive to attain and succeed comes at a great cost to the soul. We are malnourished, if not starved, when it comes to compassionate self-acceptance, awareness, and care. We yearn for simplicity but struggle to find it. We ache for balance but can't sustain it. There is no time to juggle it all, let alone clear the things and thoughts that have caused us to feel so overwhelmed in the first place.

After years of study, deep inquiry, and personal experience, here's what I know for sure:

• For clearing to last you need to put yourself first. You won't make a dent in reducing the stress and stuff until you've healed the the patterns that created it. If you don't feel safe, you won't let go. Clearing is an inside job that begins and ends with you.

• For clearing to last you need to change your mindset. Clearing is not something you "do" or squeeze into your life. It's a way of life - a journey - that doesn't always add up, make sense, or go in a straight line. Clearing is not about "getting rid of." It's about letting go of the things and thoughts that get in the way of realizing your true nature and best life.

• For clearing to last you need to slow down. Clearing old habits and resisting behaviors is not possible until you slow it …way …down. In a world that is all about speed, this requires awareness. Daily doses of it. "Slow drip" efforts applied consistently over time are the real game changer here.

These messages you are receiving here are like a time-release nourishment for the soul. They are designed to develop your clearing muscle, and grow new habits that will expand exponentially and last a lifetime. Their wisdom will work on you all day!

These guidelines will help you gain the most from your experience:

• Be open. As you start to peel away the layers of your former self, not everything will make sense to you. Suspend judgment, be open, and be willing to not know. You may be pleasantly surprised. If a message mystifies you, just be with that.

• Stop and feel. The daily contemplations, inspirations, and practices will open you up to new information. Notice and allow the emotional "weather” to arise to the degree that you can handle it.

• Receive and nourish. Read each message at least twice: once to get the overview and general vibe, and a second time to deepen your experience. If you can, give yourself at least one minute to "receive" its wisdom.

• Take your time and keep it moving. You don’t want to go so fast that you miss making vital connections. Similarly, be mindful not to get bogged down in details. If you do fall behind simply notice it, jump ahead if you have to, and allow your “missing out” button to get pushed. Use the experience as another lesson in letting go.

• Don’t identify. Most of what you’ll be feeling is the release of stuck energies that come from the past, from other people, and from your (and other people’s) living spaces. Unpleasant sensations usually pass to the degree that you don’t make them “yours.”

• Allow silence. Silence creates openings and opportunities to feel. Don’t be afraid of it.

• Have fun! Don’t take yourself or anything that happens too seriously. Being less attached to an outcome will raise your energy level, expand your perspective, and lighten your load.

LET'S GET STARTED!

The theme for this week is "Departing."

"The starting point is realizing that letting go is not a dramatic moment we build to some time in the future. It is happening now in the present moment – it is not singular but ongoing."–Judy Lief

It seems we spend half our lives winding ourselves up, like mechanical wind-up toys, and the other half unwinding, or trying to unwind. If we’ve learned to live well, our unwinding will be even and steady. We’ll have energy to spare right up to the very end. If we’ve wound up our “toy” too tightly or too fast over the years, however, we’ll either find ourselves stuck in a lock jam that keeps us spinning in circles, or we’ll unwind so fast that we’ll careen off the table, hit the wall, and keel over.

This is about how to unwind the slow and steady way.

But it is also about this little mind-bender: You are not the wind-up toy.

For more information visit:
A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back

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We’re All in the Same Boat
Different Ways of Navigating

by Madisyn Taylor

We are all on this earth together learning and teaching together in many different ways.


We’re all in the same boat. We just have different paddles, and perhaps we find ourselves on different rivers. We all live in human bodies. These are the vehicles in which we move through our world. We are all made of flesh, blood, and bone, with brains, hearts, and lungs to power us. Our paddles—the tools we use to move through the world—vary, as do the bodies of water—the environments—in which we find ourselves.

Some of us use our high IQs to get where we want to go. Some of use our smiles, others use kindness, a gift with language, or athletic ability. Some of these qualities we were born with and others are skills we have learned. Considering this metaphor in light of your own life can be very enlightening. What tools are you using to get from point A to point B in your life? Chances are, you and the people you know have used many different tools in various combinations throughout your lives to get where you needed to go. Just as with oars or paddles, a balanced approach is best. If you rely too much on one thing, like beauty, to open doors, you fail to be well-rounded and you may eventually lose your equilibrium. And if you lose that one quality, you have no paddle at all. This is inspiration to develop multiple tools to navigate your world.

Some of us may be moving along paths that are like rushing rivers; others may be on a large, still lake. We have all felt, at one time or another, tossed about on a stormy ocean. Through all this, we are never really alone, even though it might seem that way. There is inspiration all around us in the form of other people making their way through the world, in the very same boat. Remember to look around you for role models, companionship, and encouragement.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51499.
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Stone Soup
The Wisdom of Sharing

by Madisyn Taylor

Imagine a world in which we all shared our gifts and bounty with each other rather than focusing on self preservation.


There are many variations on the story of stone soup, but they all involve a traveler coming into a town beset by famine. The inhabitants try to discourage the traveler from staying, fearing he wants them to give him food. They tell him in no uncertain terms that there’s no food anywhere to be found. The traveler explains that he doesn’t need any food and that, in fact, he was planning to make a soup to share with all of them. The villagers watch suspiciously as he builds a fire and fills a cauldron with water. With great ceremony, he pulls a stone from a bag, dropping the stone into the pot of water. He sniffs the brew extravagantly and exclaims how delicious stone soup is. As the villagers begin to show interest, he mentions how good the soup would be with just a little cabbage in it. A villager brings out a cabbage to share. This episode repeats itself until the soup has cabbage, carrots, onions, and beets—indeed, a substantial soup that feeds everyone in the village.

This story addresses the human tendency to hoard in times of deprivation. When resources are scarce, we pull back and put all of our energy into self-preservation. We isolate ourselves and shut out others. As the story of stone soup reveals, in doing so, we often deprive ourselves and everyone else of a feast. This metaphor plays out beyond the realm of food. We hoard ideas, love, and energy, thinking we will be richer if we keep to them to ourselves, when in truth we make the world, and ourselves, poorer whenever we greedily stockpile our reserves. The traveler was able to see that the villagers were holding back, and he had the genius to draw them out and inspire them to give, thus creating a spread that none of them could have created alone.

Are you like one of the villagers, holding back? If you come forward and share your gifts, you will inspire others to do the same. The reward is a banquet that can nourish many.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51498.
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Working with a Shaman
A Soulful Cure

by Madisyn Taylor

Working with a shaman can be a great puzzle piece in the process of becoming whole again.


Since time immemorial, certain men and women have felt called to heal the sick, to safeguard knowledge, to guide the lost, and to commune with the spirit world. These unique individuals, known as shamans, were mystics and seers, repositories of wisdom, and keepers of herbal lore. During those periods when ignorance loomed large in the world, shamans across the globe bided their time, peacefully practicing their practical yet refined arts in the jungle, mountains, deserts, and tundra that protected them from those who misunderstood shamanism. Today, however, shamanism has reemerged, as modern men and women feel the same call to service that their ancestors felt long ago. Also, as more individuals explore the notion that healing necessarily involves the soul as well as the physical self, people are consulting shamans in their search for wellness, wisdom, and guidance.

The word shaman literally means “he or she who knows.” Shamanism is an art that has not changed in any quantifiable way for millennia and is not bound to any particular form of spirituality. It is grounded on the principle that the visible world is saturated with unseen forces that influence the lives of human beings. Shamans, in addition to acting as fonts of wisdom, are dedicated to diagnosing and curing human suffering—whether emotional, physical, or spiritual. To treat an illness, a shaman may communicate with the spirit world in order to connect more directly with the soul of their patient or with the force causing ill health. They often work closely with animal guides, plant and earth spirits, or your spirit guides, and may make use of use of herbal remedies to supplement other forms of treatment. Shamans, as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual realms, recognize that all objects are in manner alive and retain information that can be utilized to heal.

Shamanism is powerful in part because its practitioners tailor healing to the individual needs of those who seek them out. A shaman manipulates energy, giving you power where you have lost it and removing misplaced energy lurking within you. When you seek out a shaman, they will endeavor to know and understand you before treating you. In this way, they can provide you with therapies that act on your whole being, positively influencing your body as well as your soul.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51497.
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Welcoming a New Member to Your Family
Ceremony of Welcome

by Madisyn Taylor

A welcoming ritual for a new family member creates a lovely energetic bond for all involved.


Just as our inner landscape is constantly shifting and changing in response to the world around us, the dynamics of the families we belong to evolve over time. When we welcome an individual into our family—whether that individual is human or animal—a transformation takes place, a shift in the energy of your family unit. The birth or adoption of a child, the introduction of a spouse or stepparent, or the choice to bring a pet into your home can mark a new direction in the life of the family as a whole. A simple welcoming ritual can serve as the platform upon which every member of the household, old and new, gathers together to joyfully mark this new phase of family life. Encouraging every member of the family to take part in the ritual will foster a sense of unity and help members come together to grow into the new family paradigm as a group.

The transition from one family dynamic to another isn’t always straightforward. The needs and desires of new members of a household may not always correspond with those of other members of the household. It is precisely because the introduction of a new family member can interrupt the flow of energy upon which the family previously thrived that it is so important to respect the change and honor the induction of the new addition. When welcoming an adult into your family, a sand ceremony can reinforce each member’s individuality and symbolically integrate the newest family member into the whole. During the ceremony, parents, children, and extended relations are given sand of a different color or texture and, one by one, pour it into a thoughtfully chosen container. The rainbow of sand can then be displayed as a reminder of family unanimity. To honor the introduction of a child, parents can hold a ritual during which they formally introduce their child to the other members of the family and invite each to speak a blessing over the child. Welcoming a pet can be as simple as coming together in the presence of your new friend and articulating your intention as a family to provide it with a loving and secure atmosphere in which it can flourish.

As each family is different, you may feel more comfortable using a ritual or ceremony of your own design to welcome the new member of your household. However you choose to honor your new family member, know that your decision to acknowledge the manner in which your household has grown will make the transition a beautiful and memorable event in your family history.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51496.
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Vacations
A Citizen of the World

by Madisyn Taylor

An aware traveler sees each new journey as an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of humanity.


As the technology of travel grows ever more refined, the world grows smaller. Whereas a journey of a hundred miles once took many days, we can now travel across the globe in mere hours. The four corners of the earth are accessible by plane, train, and ship, and there are few pleasures in life as soul-stirring and transformative as travel. In a new land, the simplest of joys can be profound—meditation takes on a new quality because the energy in which we are immersed is unfamiliar. Our sensory experiences are entirely novel. Yet the relative ease with which we can step out of our own culture in order to explore another means that we are ambassadors representing not only our own way of life but also the culture of the traveler. As a conscious citizen of the world, you can add value to the locales you visit while simultaneously broadening your own perspective.

A truly aware traveler sees each new journey as an opportunity to improve international relations, spread goodness, and gain a greater understanding of humanity. To immerse yourself in foreign cultures is to open your mind to fresh ways of being. Your natural curiosity can help you navigate the subtleties that define a culture. While you may not agree with all the traditions or laws of a country, abiding by them demonstrates that you understand and respect their value. Staying centered in another culture is often simply a matter of learning about your destination, being patient with yourself and others, and accepting that people may treat you as an example of your country’s attitudes. New worlds will open to you when you take part in the everyday life of a locale—the reality of a destination is in its markets, its streets, and its people.

Traveling presents a wonderful opportunity to practice being open-minded and grounded. The voyages you make help cultivate a worldwide community in which we as humans can acknowledge and appreciate our differences as much as we recognize and appreciate our similarities. Though you will eventually return home, the positive impression you leave behind will remain as a testament to the respect and amicability that marked your intercultural interactions.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51495.
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Ocean Meditation
Waves of Healing

by Madisyn Taylor

There is much we can learn from the ocean as we have a similar inner landscape within us as well.


Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we and the sea wear, there lies unpredictability, sensitivity, and power. There is much we can learn from the ocean, representative as it is of our inner landscapes. The rough sounds of the sea’s waves are spiritually soothing, and its salt can purify our physical selves. Yet not everyone has the luxury of living by the shore or even visiting the coastlines where water and land meet. The ocean, however, exists in our conscious minds, put there by images we have seen and descriptions we have read. Wherever we are, we can access that mental image and use it as the starting point from which we can help to heal our emotions by meditating on the sea.

To begin, gather together any ocean artifacts you may have on hand. Seashells, a vial of sand, beach glass, stones rubbed smooth by the pounding surf, or a recording of ocean sounds can help you slip more deeply into this meditation, but they are not necessary. Sit quietly and visualize the ocean in your mind’s eye. Allow all of your senses to participate in your mental journey. Feel the tiny grains of sand beneath your feet and the cool spray of mist; hear the sea’s rhythmic roar as the waves meet the beach and retreat; smell the tang of salt in the air. Watch the sun’s rays play over the ocean’s surface, creating shifting spots of teal, cerulean, cobalt, and green. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins or whales frolicking in the waves—they are there to assist you. Spend a few minutes drinking in the ocean’s beauty and appreciating its vast splendor.

Once you are fully engaged with the setting before you, visualize yourself sitting on the beach, facing the ocean, and watching the waves advance and retreat. As each new wave of seawater approaches, imagine it carrying healing energy toward you. The magnificent ocean in your thoughts is sending you light and love while the sun supports your healing efforts and Mother Earth grounds you in the moment so healing can occur. When you feel you are finished, grant the ocean your earnest gratitude for the aid it has given you. Thank the sun, the sand, and any other elements of your visualization that offered you guidance. Perform this meditation daily or monthly in order to rid yourself of negativity and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Just as the ocean’s tides sweep the shores free of detritus, restoring balance, so can the waves in our mind’s eye cleanse our souls of what no longer serves us.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51493.
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21 Day Yoga Body!
21 Day Yoga Body!

by Sadie Nardini

The following is an excerpt from the "21 Day Yoga Body!" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Whether you're trying to lose a few pounds, find inner peace, heal your heart or anything else, you might have to fake it till you make it. Even if you don't feel as strong, fit, balanced or capable as you would like, you're going to act like you are. You will literally take the actions of healthy, happy people until you're one of them. And then you will be.

As you begin this process, as easy as it may be to do what I'm suggesting, you need to be aware of one pitfall I've seen people fall into with other programs. Not this one! We're going to sidestep this baby before it gets a chance to stop you in your tracks.

Whenever you're making the decision to go to that next, best level of yourself (and boy, are you ever in the right place for that!), you can count on one thing: self-sabotage.

Even if you really, really want an incredible body, a mind focused on your goals and a heart that's free from old dramas, you may find that on other programs or in general, you've lost willpower easily, suddenly find yourself having that big dinner or extra dessert, skipping days of the course, falling back into familiar but dark ways of behaving or otherwise limiting your own success!

That's because old habits are strong. In yoga, we call them samskaras (saam-scar-ahs), the ruts, or places where we get stuck thinking and doing things that take us off our best path instead of keeping us on the fast-lane to transformation.

We all have them, though they express themselves differently for each of us. Some common samskaras are:


• Excuses for why you can't do your transformative work today
• Truths you believe that cause you stress, anxiety and limitation
• Ways of seeing your experiences that promote lack, not abundance
• Allowing other people's needs to come before your own
• Stories you're sticking to that make you the victim of your life instead of the master

Luckily, since we created these grooves in our thinking and actions, that means we can unstick ourselves, too, but it takes more effort at first than it will later on. Today, get ready to push yourself out of the muck and onto a new path that serves you the best.

Whatever your ruts are, you must stay vigilant against them creeping back in to slow your progress. Any time you want to grow and change, they will rise up and attempt to stop you. This may have worked for them in the past, but not now.

What I'm here to help you do is to not let self-sabotage win. You CAN eat well, stay focused on your fitness and reach your ultimate body and life goals. It's all up to you, and with my guidance, you will create miracles.

Hold your own hands right now, look into a mirror, and make a promise to Self:

We can do this!

Ready to begin? Let's go!

Note:

The following action steps can be done in a row, or throughout the day, unless I specify a certain time.

TRANSFORMATIVE EATING TIP DAY 1:

Simple Morning Detox:

Each morning before breakfast is a prime time to clean out your filters, like the kidneys, liver and GI tract. This means that in just a couple of minutes, you can make a huge difference in how your body processes your food the rest of the day. This makes for less fat storage, easier digestion and a more efficient metabolism.

Instead of expensive, messy detox powders or fasts, all you need is a cup of lemon tea!

Directions:

8 oz of hot water (a small tea or coffee cup is fine)
Add juice of 1/2 lemon
Add honey to taste

Drink this yummy brew 20 minutes before eating any food, and let the skin-clearing, calorie-burning bonfire begin!

CORE YOGA SEQUENCE DAY 1: WHITTLE YOUR MIDDLE

About Your New Yoga Practice:

Here's how this part works: as well as you work it.

If you want to change your body, you'll have to commit to moving it in new ways. You'll feel at times wonderful, uncomfortable, sweaty, hot, blissful and a host of other sensations and emotions. These are all appropriate signals of transformation. Welcome them all! They are leading you straight to the body you really want.


What's more, my style of yoga, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, is the only style to give you this much body-changing in less time, due to the addition of deep body core muscles and the focus you put not only on the poses, but the transitions between them as well. Where most other styles have you doing two poses, I have you doing three, and from the inner body as well as the outer. Just follow my instructions and cues, and watch your body, mind and spirit totally transform.


Remember, the yoga sequences are the core of your transformation practice. 10 minutes per day is the minimum and of course, the longer you can do your postures, up to 60 minutes a day, with one or two days scaled back to 10 minutes for a rest-- the more transformation you'll see.

About Your First Sequence:

SEQUENCE 1: LIGHTING YOUR FIRE

This is a series of moves I designed specifically to light the calorie-burning bonfire of center the yogis call "agni" or "belly fire". Sparking agni is what most exercise forms neglect that rely more on the arms and legs. The heat you create is more superficial, and the workout will stop burning calories when you stop moving.

If you start your day or workout session with poses that focus on the deeper belly area, you'll trigger your metabolism to fire up as soon as you do it, and run hotter all day long. You will notice increased energy, smoother digestion, and your body will transform faster than a day begun without igniting your agni.

What's more, you get a host of other benefits from these moves, from better sex to detoxification to self-confidence, many of which I've included below.

This sequence should take you up to 5 minutes to do once through, but I encourage you to repeat it 2-3 times for maximum effect.

POSE: BELLY SUN BREATH

Often, we don't breathe using our deeper core muscles. This is a problem, as breathing without core support means we're missing out on stoking that inner heat all day long. Let's change that starting today, shall we?

Benefits:


• Instantly lights agni, and fires up your metabolism
• Promotes more energy and detoxification through deeper breathing
• Calms and focuses your mind, busts anxiety
• Brings new circulation to the belly area, improving digestive and reproductive health
• Tones the pelvic floor diaphragm, which can prevent loss of bladder control, uterine prolapse and BONUS: also strengthens orgasms along with your core!

How To: Come to sit on the floor or in a chair. Place your hands on your knees.


Sit up tall. Begin to breathe a bit more slowly and deeply through the nose. You don't need a ton of oxygen here, so don't pump the breath too hard. Keep it slow and easy.

NOTE: Beyond the Belly Sun visual you're about to practice, I want you to get acquainted with the Yoga Detox Breath (yogis call it "Ujjayi (oo-jai-ee) or "Ocean-Sounding Breath). This is the common yoga breathing that you will want to use during all your active yoga poses until we rest at the end.

To do it, as you exhale, open your mouth and act like you're fogging up a windowpane. This makes you contract the back of your throat and vocal diaphragm a little. Keep this action in the throat as you close your lips and continue to inhale and exhale through this smaller space in the throat.

It might feel weird at first, but it's a brilliant breath, one that, just like lifting weights, will provide resistance to tone your cardiovascular system and abdominal breathing muscles all practice long. This Yoga Detox Breath also gives you proper intra-abdominal pressure so your spine stays supported.

• Now, as you use the Yoga Detox Breath, let's add the visualization that turns it into the Belly Sun Breath. Close your eyes and imagine a heavy sun sitting in the center and base of your pelvis. It's not touching the floor, but is a few inches higher, about halfway between the navel and floor.
• On your inhales, let the sun drop a little lower, softening your pelvis and infusing it with heat.
• On the exhales, without activating any of the muscles closer to the floor, but using the ring of muscles inside your pelvic bones, try and hug around that sun and lift it up behind your navel. Note: especially if this is a new practice to you, or you've had children, the pelvic diaphragm muscles might be elusive at first. Don't worry, they will build in time, and you will begin to feel them, at first subtly, then more obviously. You might try squeezing the muscles of the more superficial pelvic floor, like you're trying not to go to the bathroom, but eventually you want to localize the muscular action higher than that.

Do this breath for 1-2 minutes, then move on to the next pose, BUT make sure to use this breath throughout every pose in this sequence, unless instructed otherwise. It's also a great breath to do while you're walking or even sitting at work, to spark a belly fire and keep that metabolism burning hotter.

POSE: SEATED SPINAL ARCH/CURL

Benefits:


• A safe, total body strengthener that releases an incredible amount of stress and tension from your hips, lower back and shoulders.
• Sculpts and strengthens the abdominal muscles, sides and back waist.

AMP IT UP: To get more benefits much more quickly from this pose, we're going to Superset it, by moving in a more concentrated way than usual.

How to:


• Come to sit on the floor or in a chair.
• Place your hands on your knees.
• Inhale deeply through your nose, and arch your back. Draw your shoulders back and lift your chest. Keep your neck long. Hold for three more breaths.
• Exhale, lean back and round your back. You want to firm your low belly in and up as if trying to put on a too-tight pair of jeans, but don't push out your lower back curve. We want a toned belly, not a strained back. This is more about keeping a lift out of your low back and opening space behind your heart and between the shoulder blades. Lower your chin towards your chest and pull your shoulders forward. Firm those hands down into your knees. Hold for 3 more breaths.

Repeat the sequence 4 more times, then take a few, one breath each Spinal Arches and Curls for one minute to reset the body.

POSE: SEATED SPINAL TWIST

Benefits:


• Works your Oblique muscles, the abs that help your waist get smaller while your spine gets taller!
• Cleanses your inner organs, importantly, the liver, kidneys, stomach and GI tract, to help you process out old, yucky toxins and stimulates your digestion to work better.
• Releases serotonin, the "feel-good" chemical, to help you feel more relaxed and centered

How To: Come to sit on the floor or in a chair. If on the floor, cross your right foot and bent knee over the left bent leg. If in a chair, cross your legs.


• Ground your seat down and sit tall through your spine.
• Keep your spine long as you lightly place your left hand or elbow (if sitting) onto the right knee.
• Inhale, get taller.
• Exhale, spin your chest and face to the right. Note: Your lower back isn't supposed to twist, so keep your movement coming from the mid-back and higher.
• As you hold the twist and breathe, inhales lift your chest, exhales spin you a millimeter more. Instead of yanking with your arms, almost don't use them at all. Work farther down from your side abs and back muscles as you let the left ribcage area generate your movement.

Hold your Twist for 30 seconds to one minute on each side. When you're finished, fold forward over your legs for a moment, then fold to the left and right to counter-stretch your back.

Benefits:


• Sculpts your upper back, chest and shoulders
• Works your side waist and back muscles
• Releases lower back tension
• Amps up your inner heat and raises metabolism
• Lifts your energy and your mood

Hold this position for up to one minute or until your shoulders begin to burn. Then switch legs and sides.

POSE: SEATED SIDE STRETCH

Benefits:


• Stretches your rib muscles and obliques, to allow you to build more lean muscle there, making you stronger and longer!
• Opens your ribs for greater lung capacity so you detox and breathe more fully.
• Opens your hips and lower back muscles so you transform pain and tightness into freedom.

How To: Come to sit on the floor or in a chair.


• Place one hand or forearm on the side of the chair or floor.
• Reach the other arm up and over your ear.
• Keep the long spine, as always, and this time press your top ribcage (the more open one) towards the sky so each inhale stretches it more.
• On your inhales, stretch the ribs. On your exhales, turn your chest a little so it looks forward instead of down.

Hold this pose for 30 seconds to one minute on each side.

When you're finished with the whole sequence, fold forward over your legs and breathe to release your lower back.

CORE ACTION STEP/DAY ONE: Create a Total Transformation Journal

I'm a writer, and I find that myself, and so many of my clients make more powerful, lasting changes when they can see their truth on paper.

I want you to get a journal. It should be inspiring, and something that you feel like writing in. This way you will literally write the book on how and what you need to transform and you can both see the bigger picture form as you write it, and refer back to it again and again anytime you need to remind yourself of what your own Core Values and answers are.

Here's your first entry:

Remember those old habits, or samskaras we talked about?

In black or blue ink, I want you to write on a piece of paper your Top 3 Samskaras, habitual actions you take or ideas you hold about yourself that keep you from reaching your weight loss or happiness goals.

Then, take a red pen or marker, cross out the parts of your story that diminish, demean or block you from success, and re-write them into something that builds you up, makes your goals possible, and are something you can begin to believe instead of the old ways.

For example, "I have no willpower and can't seem to lose weight" might become "The skill of willpower is something I'm dedicating to strengthen in myself." Equally as true, but more empowering, giving you the fuel you need to keep a positive outlook and make shift happen.

Tack this list up on your fridge or mirror. Put it somewhere you can see it repeatedly throughout the day. Whenever your mind defaults to old ways of thinking, repeat your new truth out loud three times. This is an old mystic trick that will negate the samskara and begin to soften the scars that only you can heal.

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Questioning Everything
Keeping Our Minds Supple

by Madisyn Taylor

Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything, including those things we take for granted.


A lot of people feel threatened if they feel they are being asked to question their cherished beliefs or their perception of reality. Yet questioning is what keeps our minds supple and strong. Simply settling on one way of seeing things and refusing to be open to other possibilities makes the mind rigid and generally creates a restrictive and uncomfortable atmosphere. We all know someone who refuses to budge on one or more issues, and we may have our own sacred cows that could use a little prodding. Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything, including those things we take for granted.

A willingness to question everything, even things we are sure we are right about, can shake us out of complacency and reinvigorate our minds, opening us up to understanding people and perspectives that were alien to us before. This alone is good reason to remain inquisitive, no matter how much experience we have or how old we get. In the Zen tradition, this willingness to question is known as beginner’s mind, and it has a way of generating possibilities we couldn’t have seen from the point of view of knowing something with certainty. The willingness to question everything doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t believe in anything at all, and it doesn’t mean we have to question every single thing in the world every minute of the day. It just means that we are humble enough to acknowledge how little we actually know about the mysterious universe we call home.

Nearly every revolutionary change in the history of human progress came about because someone questioned some time-honored belief or tradition and in doing so revealed a new truth, a new way of doing things, or a new standard for ethical and moral behavior. Just so, a commitment to staying open and inquisitive in our own individual lives can lead us to new personal revolutions and truths, truths that we will hopefully, for the sake of our growth, remain open to questioning.

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Worth
An Unwavering Connection to the Infinite

by Madisyn Taylor

Your worth is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, or how much you have accomplished.


Though much of who and what we are changes as we journey through life, our inherent worth remains constant. While the term self-worth is often used interchangeably with self-esteem, the two qualities are inherently different. Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe. It represents the cornerstone of the dual foundations of optimism and self-belief. Your worth cannot be taken from you or damaged by life’s rigors, yet it can easily be forgotten or even actively ignored. By regularly acknowledging your self-worth, you can ensure that you never forget what an important, beloved, and special part of the universe you are.

You are born worthy—your worth is intertwined with your very being. Your concept of your own self-worth is thus reinforced by your actions. Each time you endeavor to appreciate yourself, treat yourself kindly, define your personal boundaries, be proactive in seeing that your needs are met, and broaden your horizons, you express your recognition of your innate value. During those periods when you have lost sight of your worth, you will likely feel mired in depression, insecurity, and a lack of confidence. You’ll pursue a counterfeit worth based on judgment rather than the beauty that resides within. When you feel worthy, however, you will accept yourself without hesitation. It is your worth as an individual who is simultaneously interconnected with all living beings that allows you to be happy, confident, and motivated. Because your conception of your worth is not based on the fulfillment of expectations, you’ll see your mistakes and failures as just another part of life’s journey.

Human beings are very much like drops of water in an endless ocean. Our worth comes from our role as distinct individuals as well as our role as an integral part of something larger than ourselves. Simply awakening to this concept can help you rediscover the copious and awe-inspiring worth within each and every one of us.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51491.
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Reconnecting with Friends
Special Messengers

by Madisyn Taylor

When fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason.


Every person that passes through our lives makes a contribution to our life stories. There are those who play large roles and make deep impressions, but sometimes a brief special appearance before life takes them in another direction creates a meaningful connection. It is a rare gift when they suddenly reappear in our lives after a long absence.

Though the world may seem full of more people than we could ever know, we are often drawn to people with similar energy, which brings us together time and time again. On first meeting, the characters in our life stories may seem familiar. We may know each other from past lives or perhaps we merely recognize the energy of a kindred spirit. But when fate brings old friends back into our lives, there is always a reason. They may act as messengers, reminding us of a part of ourselves we have forgotten to nurture. They might appear to give us a chance to react in a new way to an old situation. They may even bring up unresolved issues so that we may complete them, giving us the chance to move forward on our life path. Whether old friends, previous romances, or once and future partners, their reappearance is more than mere chance. They may never know what they bring into our lives, but the renewed contact is a gift.

If this hasn’t happened to you, maybe you are meant to initiate contact by seeking out old friends. If old friends come to mind or into your dreams, use their appearance as an excuse to get in touch. If an old song or movie reminds you of them, reach out to share the gift of renewed contact. Wherever you fall in the circle of connection and reconnection, be sure to look beyond the surprise of the moment to enjoy the deeper gift that this revelation brings.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51490.
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Trusting Spiritual Assistance
Saying Thank You

by Madisyn Taylor

Remembering to say thank you to our guides and helpers is important for the completion of the assistance they have given.


We may have become accustomed to asking for help from the unseen world—whether from angels, guides, or ancestral spirits—but sometimes we may forget to close our connection afterwards with a thank you. When we connect to these energies for assistance, it is much like a phone connection. Forgetting to close the conversation with a proper “goodbye” is like not hanging up. While that line is still connected, others can have trouble getting through, while in the meantime, batteries are being drained. Saying “thank you” is a way of releasing our concerns into trusted hands and getting out of the way so that the universe’s divine order can work on our behalf.

As spiritual beings, we may talk about “staying connected,” but our connection needs to be with our source. We can plug in and recharge, but we run on batteries in between, and every connection we make utilizes some of our personal power. Even being surrounded by people that energize us has its limits, and at some point we will feel ready to go off on our own to do what is ours to do. Instead of trying to be constantly connected, we can turn to these beings for help in a way that is more like placing an order. We contact them, ask for what we need, and then say thank you and goodbye.

Beings of light don’t require our gratitude; it is an energetic acknowledgement of trust and release that benefits us. When we bring ourselves to a sense of being grateful, we affirm that what we have asked is already done. Then we can move forward with confidence to do the things we are meant to do, while knowing that all will be well.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51489.
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Tree House
A Small Piece of Heaven

by Madisyn Taylor

A new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question or see something we’ve been missing.


There is no greater way to escape the troubles of daily life than to ascend into the welcoming embrace of a tree house. Like a bird in its nest, we feel held and safe in the branches, cloaked within a curtain of green leaves. Here we can breathe more freely and think more clearly, our hearts and brains fed by the oxygen released by the leaves. We float above the everyday world of the ground, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of all that remains below.

We may choose to be alone or we may invite a special friend to join us. Either way, this is our private world in which we get to decide who comes and goes. It is our haven where we can fully be who we are, shed the masks required by the world below, and reveal our most hidden secrets, dreams, and desires. It is also an ideal vantage point on the life that continues below the branches. Often, a new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question, solve a challenging problem, or see something we’ve been missing. It is as if we have ascended into the heavens and are able to tap into a higher awareness. We can draw on this airy energy to revitalize us, relax us, and feed us new ideas. When we descend, we are ready to enter the world again, cleaner, clearer, and often more inspired.

If you haven’t been in a tree house for a while, now may be the time to make one for yourself or find one you can borrow. If you can’t find or create an actual tree house, think of other venues that could provide the same experience—a rooftop perch, a quiet spot in a grove of trees on a hilltop, a light-filled attic. Or just close your eyes and visualize yourself ensconced in your perfect home in the branches of your favorite tree.

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Being Truly Thankful
Beyond Counting Blessings

by Madisyn Taylor

Our gratitude deepens when we begin to be thankful for being alive during this time and living the life we are living.


Often when we practice being thankful, we go through the process of counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our thankfulness is part and parcel of our awareness that we are one with this great mystery that is life.

It is difficult for most of us to access this level of consciousness as we are very caught up in the ups and downs of our individual experiences in the world. The thing to remember about the world, though, is that it ebbs and flows, expands and contracts, gives and takes, and is by its very nature somewhat unreliable. If we only feel gratitude when it serves our desires, this is not true thankfulness. No one is exempt from the twists and turns of fate, which may, at any time, take the possessions, situations, and people we love away from us. Ironically, it is sometimes this kind of loss that awakens us to a thankfulness that goes deeper than just being grateful when things go our way. Illness and near-miss accidents can also serve as wake-up calls to the deeper realization that we are truly lucky to be alive.

We do not have to wait to be shaken to experience this state of being truly thankful for our lives. Tuning in to our breath and making an effort to be fully present for a set period of time each day can do wonders for our ability to connect with true gratitude. We can also awaken ourselves with the intention to be more aware of the unconditional generosity of the life force that flows through us regardless of our circumstances.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2016/51487.
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Change in the New Year
A New Year, New You Wish

by Madisyn Taylor

New Year, New You!


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year, dear readers! 2015 was a wonderful year for DailyOM and for me personally. I turned 50 and also moved to beautiful Santa Barbara, California. I felt a shift within myself as I headed into my next decade of life, and I’m so looking forward to see what this coming year will bring into my life.

I always find it funny that new beginnings need to start in January when we all know we can start a new routine at any minute of any day. However, a powerful energy happens when so many people are heading for the same goal, and it is hard not to get swept up into the energy of change. When we put away the holiday decorations, we feel a sense of wanting to clean and cleanse and start anew on a fresh track.

If you are looking for a jump-start to your new year, here are five courses we are featuring this month to help you out.

The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford. In this 52-week course Debbie will teach you the key to happiness and how to love yourself through the power of choice, stop self-sabotage, examine your shadow, forgive yourself, and more. Debbie has put together a beautiful course to truly heal your mind, body, and spirit. more info

21-Day Yoga Body by Sadie Nardini. This is a 21-day online course that gives you a new yoga video each day for 21 days. The videos are easy to follow and will guide you through each day’s sequence. You may revisit any past lesson if you like and watch them whenever you want. more info

A Year to Clear What Is Holding You Back! by Stephanie Bennet. This 365-day course is organized into 52 weekly segments. You will learn about the five clearing techniques: slow down, simplify, sense, surrender, and self-care. Some examples of weekly themes are moving stuck energy, shining the light on invisible clutter, breaking the chain of pain, and more. more info

A Year of Rumi by Andrew Harvey. In this 365-day course you will receive a hand-selected poem by the amazing scholar Andrew Harvey. He is a brilliant translator of Rumi and a wonderful human being in his own right. more info

Permanent Weight Loss with Self-Hypnosis by Rena Greenberg. This eight-week course gives you a new lesson once a week for eight weeks. You will learn to eliminate overeating and emotional eating, tap into the subconscious mind for permanent change, learn to love yourself and your body, and more. more info

We have so many wonderful courses, and some of my favorites are listed above. Each one is powerful and life-changing, and there is something for everybody. From all of us at DailyOM, we wish you a beautiful year and thank you for reading DailyOM every day. You are all so amazing!

Be well,

Madisyn Taylor

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Gems for Dreamers
Moonstone

by Madisyn Taylor

It is said moonstones have been imbued with mystical properties that extend the fabled powers of the moon into daytime.


Moonstones, gems named for their resemblance to the familiar glowing orb in the night sky, offer us more than mere beauty. Their association with moon goddesses throughout the world may explain why moonstones’ qualities seem to reach out to assist all those who find themselves under the moon’s light, from travelers and those at sea to lovers and dreamers. Throughout the world, moonstones have been imbued with mystical properties that extend the fabled powers of the moon into daylight hours.

In India, they are thought to give sweet, beautiful dreams by night but have gained a reputation for enhancing intuitive sensitivity and spiritual vision of the “third eye” at any time of the day. This connection to the subconscious was also recognized in the Middle Ages in Europe, where it was believed that gazing into a moonstone would cause you to fall into a deep sleep that allowed you to see the future. This extends to the power of fertility, where in Arabia, women sew moonstones into their garments to enhance their fertility. This association with fertility even extends to the fertility of crops, which is why moonstone amulets have been seen hanging in fruit trees before harvest. To further enhance the power of your moonstone, try putting them outside in the light of the full moon.

Moonstones, sometimes likened to a raindrop or tear, have long reminded people in Asia that the moon cannot be seen during the rain, just as it is difficult to see through our tears. By bringing love and abundance into our lives today and helping us to see the future, moonstones allow us to bring the hope of all good things into our lives.

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Walking through Your Fear
Emerging Courageous

by Madisyn Taylor

Frequently, in walking through our fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of sync with reality.


The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain static. Their relative intensity does not change. Fear, on the other hand, self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyzes you into inaction. Though frequently, in walking through that fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of synch with reality. And we learn that doing what frightens us can lead to great blessings. Confronting your trepidation head-on will help you accept that few frightening scenarios will ever live up to the negative disasters that we sometimes play out in our minds.

Though fear is literally an evolutionary gift meant to sharpen your senses and energize you during times of great stress, it can nonetheless become a barrier that prevents you from fulfilling your potential by causing you to miss out on rewarding, life-changing experiences. During the period before you face your fear, you may have to deal with a barrage of negative thoughts and emotions. Walking through it, whether your fear is public speaking, taking part in an activity that makes you nervous, or asserting yourself when the odds are against you, may be equally as difficult. But once you have emerged unscathed on the other side, which you will, you will likely wonder why you assumed the worst in the first place. As you spend time worrying about what might happen, it’s good to know that your fear probably won’t happen at all. It may feel like a great weight has been lifted from your shoulders, and you will likely feel a sense of passionate pride. Walking through your fear can mean taking risks and can require both practice and patience. Since it is challenging to act when you are gripped with fear, start small.

Each step you take into fear will strengthen you and help you confront future fears with poise, courage, and confidence. You will also find that when you are willing to stare your fear in the face, the universe will always offer you some form of aid or support. When you see the heights of accomplishment and personal evolution you can attain when you walk through your fears, your faith in yourself will grow, allowing your next step to be easier.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51032.
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Working through Transitions
Permission to Simply Be

by Madisyn Taylor

During the pause between achievements, many people begin to question what their life is about.


The elation we feel when we have learned an important lesson, achieved a goal, or had a big breakthrough can sometimes be met with a period of downtime afterward. During this period of transition, we may feel unsure and not know where to turn next. Many people, during the pause between achievements, begin to wonder what their life is about. These feelings are common and strike everyone from time to time. Human beings are active creatures—we feel best when we are working on a project or vigorously pursuing a goal. But there is nothing inherently wrong with spending a day, a week, or even a month simply existing and not having a plan. Just be. It won’t be long before you embark upon your next voyage of growth and discovery.

The quiet lull into we which we fall between ideas, projects, and goals can make life seem empty. After accomplishing one objective, you may want to move immediately on to the next. However, when your next step is unclear, you may feel frustrated, disconnected, or even a mild depression. You may even perceive your lack of forward momentum as an indicator of imminent stagnation. To calm these distressing thoughts, try to accept that if your intent is personal growth, you will continue to grow as an individual whether striving for a specific objective or not. Spending time immersed in life’s rigors and pleasures can be a cathartic experience that gives you the time you need to think about what you have recently gone through and leisurely contemplate what you wish to do next. You may also find that in simply being and going through the motions of everyday life, you reconnect with your priorities in a very organic, unforced way.

The mindful transitional pause can take many forms. For some, it can be a period of reflection that helps them understand how their life has unfolded. For others, it can be a period of adjustment, where new values based on recent changes are integrated into daily life. Just because you’re not headed swiftly to a final destination doesn’t mean you should assume that you have lost your drive. The stage between journeys can become a wonderful period of relaxation that prepares you for the path that will soon be revealed to you.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51031.
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Using Your Pain to Help Others
Healing with Hurt

by Madisyn Taylor

You can channel your pain into helping others and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.


Pain is a fact of being and one that permeates all of our lives to some degree. Since the hurt we feel may be a part of the experiences that have touched us most deeply, we are often loathe to let it go. It is frequently easier to keep our pain at our sides, where it acts as a shield that shelters us from others and gives us an identity—that of victim—from which we can draw bitter strength. However, pain’s universality can also empower us to use our hurt to help others heal. Since no pain is any greater or more profound than any other, what you feel can give you the ability to help bring about the recovery of individuals whose hurts are both similar to and vastly different from your own. You can channel your pain into transformative and healing love that aids you in helping individuals on a one-to-one basis and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.

The capacity to heal others evolves naturally within those who are ready to disassociate themselves from their identity as victims. In fact, the simple decision to put aside the pain we have carried is what grants us the strength to redeem that pain through service. There are many ways to use the hurt you feel to help others. Your pain gives you a unique insight into the minds of people who have experienced trauma and heartache. You can draw from the wellspring of strength that allowed you to emerge on the other side of a painful experience and pass that strength to individuals still suffering from their wounds. You may be able to council individuals in need by showing them the coping methods that have helped you survive or simply by offering sympathy. A kinship can develop that allows you to relate more closely with those you are trying to aid and comfort.

Helping others can be a restorative experience that makes your own heart grow stronger. In channeling your pain into compassionate service and watching others successfully recover, you may feel a sense of euphoria that leads to increased feelings of self-worth and optimism. Your courageous decision to reach out to others can be the best way to declare to yourself and the world that your pain didn’t defeat you, and in fact it helped you heal.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51030.
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One-Sided Relationships
A Question of Balance

by Madisyn Taylor

Relationships can become out of balance and one-sided if we don’t occasionally check in with each other.


One of the most beautiful qualities of an intimate relationship is the give and take of energy that occurs between two people. In the best-case scenario, both people share the talking and listening, and the giving and receiving of support, equally. Occasionally, within any relationship, the balance shifts and one person needs to listen more, or give more. Generally, over a long period of time, even this exception will take on a balanced rhythm; we all go through times when we take more and times when we give more.

However, there are also relationships in which the balance has always felt one-sided. You may have a friend whom you like, but you have begun to notice that the conversation is always about their life and their problems and never about yours. You may also have a friend who seems to require an inordinate amount of support from you but who is unable or unwilling to give much in return. Over time, these relationships can be draining and unsatisfying. One option is simply to end the relationship, or let it fade out naturally. Another option is to communicate to your friend that you would like to create a more equal balance in which your concerns also get some airtime. They may be taken aback at first, but if they are able to hear you, your friendship will become that much more sincere. They may even thank you for revealing a pattern that is probably sabotaging more than one relationship in their life.

A third option is to simply accept the relationship as it is. There are many one-sided relationships that actually work. One example of this is a mentor relationship in which you are learning from someone. Another example is a relationship in which you are helping someone who is sick, disabled, or otherwise needy. In these instances, you can simply be grateful that you are able to help and be helped, trusting that the balance of give and take will even out in the big picture of your life.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51029.
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A Year of Angels in Your Inbox
A Year of Angels in Your Inbox

by Dawn Lianna M.A.

The following is an excerpt from the "A Year of Angels in Your Inbox" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Angels are among us everyday. They love us immensely and cherish the opportunity to have contact with us. The value of having angels in our lives is unsurpassed in sweetness and love.

People who connect with the angels report an increase in the grace in their lives. They find blessings and miracles in the small events of their day as their lives are touched by the feeling of angelic love and nurturance.

Did you know that when you invite the angels into your life, it increases the angel's stewardship and ability to help you? We live in free will and the angels are right here among us, yet they can not interfere with our free will. As you call them in, you allow them greater access to your life and give them deeper permission to support you and your loved ones. They are always happy to be of service and assistance to you.

I want to share with you a little bit about how I receive angelic messages and how you might open to receive your own angel messages. I’ve been hearing the angels my entire life and teaching people to listen to them for many years.

Messages from the angels are often simple and yet deeply profound. The angels speak repeatedly of their love for us.

To receive a message from the angels, it’s important to sit very quietly and go into a meditative state. Call your angels and invite to come around you. Simply invite telepathically. They will hear you and come. I often say something like, "Beloved angels, please come in very close and help me to sense you". If you want to write your own angel message, take out a paper and pen when you sit and wait quietly with your pen in your hand. Draw or write your impressions on the paper. Just let the words or pictures flow, trusting what you receive.

The angels are right here with you, just waiting to connect more deeply so they can share with you their infinite love.

When you receive this angel message, slow down. Take a few minutes and let the message into your heart deeply. Allow it to penetrate and help you connect with your soul and with the angels. Throughout the day contemplate the message of the day and call in your angels, by inviting them to join you in your daily life.



Here is Your Angel Message for Today

Lay Your Heart In Our Wings

Imagine placing your heart in our wings. We are honored by your sweetness. Please connect with us more often. Place your heart against our heart. We feel your love. We are deeply touched by you and we are very happy to be participating with you. Today we encourage you to focus on joy. Stay in your heart and amp up the good feelings. All desires are wishes for good feelings. When you dream of a special place you are wishing for the good feeling. Let the good feelings roll.

An angel’s wing touched you on the cheek just now. Know that you are home. We use our wings to cradle you. Lay your heart in our wings.

Love,

The Angels

For more information visit:
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Becoming Your Wrong Decisions
You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do

by Madisyn Taylor

We are not our decisions and no decision is wrong because we made the choice with the information at hand.


Our perception of the traits and characteristics that make us who we are is often tightly intertwined with how we live our life. We define ourselves in terms of the roles we adopt, our actions and inactions, our triumphs, and what we think are failures. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that we actually become that “wrong” decision. The disappointment and shame we feel when we make what we perceive as a mistake grows until it becomes a dominant part of our identities. We rationalize our “poor” decisions by labeling ourselves incompetent decision-makers. However, your true identity cannot be defined by your choices. Your essence—what makes you a unique entity—exists independently of your decision-making process.

There are no true right or wrong decisions. All decisions contribute to your development and are an integral part of your evolving existence yet they are still separate from the self. A decision that does not result in its intended outcome is in no way an illustration of character. Still, it can have dire effects on our ability to trust ourselves and our self-esteem. You can avoid becoming your decisions by affirming that a “bad decision” was just an experience, and next time you can choose differently. Try to avoid lingering in the past and mulling over the circumstances that led to your perceived error in judgment. Instead, adapt to the new circumstances you must face by considering how you can use your intelligence, inner strength, and intuition to aid you in moving forward more mindfully. Try not to entirely avoid thinking about the choices you have made, but reflect on the consequences of your decision from a rational rather than an emotional standpoint. Strive to understand why you made the choice you did, forgive yourself, and then move forward.

A perceived mistake becomes a valuable learning experience and is, in essence, a gift to learn and grow from. You are not a bad person and you are not your decisions; you are simply human.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51028.
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The Sun Is Always Shining
Remember the Sun

by Madisyn Taylor

If darkness has fallen, we know that the sun is still shining at this very moment somewhere not too far away.


There are times when gloom or darkness causes us to momentarily lose sight of the light. Although it is at these times when the thought of the sun can help us. Its warm, glowing rays brighten even our thoughts, and it’s good to remember that despite appearances the sun is shining right now. We may not be able to see it at this very moment, but if clouds block our view, they are only filtering the sun’s light temporarily. If darkness has fallen, we know that the sun is still shining at this very moment somewhere not too far away, and it’s only a matter of time before it will shine on us again.

When we remember that the sun is still shining, we know that things are still in motion in the universe. Even if life feels like it is at a standstill, sometimes all we need to do is have faith and wait for the time when everything is in its perfect place. Or we can we can choose to follow the cues of the sun and continue doing our work and shining our light, even when we can’t yet see results. In doing so we exercise our patience, making sure we are prepared when opportunity knocks and all other elements are in their right and perfect places.

The sun also reminds us that our own shining truth is never extinguished. Our light shines within us at all times, no matter what else occurs around us. Though the sun gives us daily proof of its existence, sometimes our belief in our own light requires more time. If we think back, however, we can find moments when it showed itself and trust that we will see it again. Like the sun, our light is the energy that connects us to the movements of the universe and the cycles of life and is present at all times, whether we feel its glow or not.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51027.
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We Are Like Nature
The Mirroring World

by Madisyn Taylor

As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature.


Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever you look, you can see that our patterns and the patterns of the natural world are the same. You can find this resonance in every form, from molecules to plants and animals and to planets. We live our lives according to the same principles as the trees, the mountains, the clouds, and the birds.

We begin our lives in the womb, folded in on ourselves like the bud of a flower. We can see our whole lives in the mirror of this natural form. When we emerge from the womb, we slowly begin our unfolding, just as the flower begins to open its petals. At its prime, the flower draws many insects to it and also the eyes of appreciative humans. When the flower’s petals begin to fade and its life cycle comes to an end, it ceases to hold itself upright and returns to the earth. Traditionally, we return to the earth, just as all plants and animals do. Like flowers, we leave behind seeds in the forms of children and other gifts only we could have given. They continue to unfold even after we are gone. Rebirth is encoded into our lives, and death is just one part of the cycle.

Look around you, and you will find connection and insight. Notice how your moods shift from one to another like the sky shifts from bright blue to turbulent grays. Your thoughts are like clouds, appearing, changing shape, passing through, and then disappearing without a trace. The rain cleanses the sky, just as an emotional release cleanses your mind. The sky itself is your eternal awareness, unchanging underneath all these permutations. Let it reflect back to you your own abiding perfection.

As you walk through the world, find your own metaphors for connectedness in nature. Flesh them out fully and follow them as they lead you through the mystery and intelligence of life.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51025.
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The Ripple Effect
A Virtuous Cycle

by Madisyn Taylor

The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make affect the whole.


In a world of six billion people, it’s easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. As the effect of a seemingly insignificant word passes from person to person, its impact grows and can become a source of great joy, inspiration, anxiety, or pain. Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward. The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make can have far-reaching consequences. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world.

Should the opportunity arise, the recipient of a good deed will likely feel compelled to do a good deed for someone else. Someone feeling the effects of negative energy will be more likely to pass on that negative energy. One act of charity, one thoughtful deed, or even one positive thought can pass from individual to individual, snowballing until it becomes a group movement or the ray of hope that saves someone’s life. Every transformation, just like every ripple, has a point of origin. You must believe in your ability to be that point of origin if you want to use the ripples you create to spread goodness. Consider the effect of your thoughts and actions, and try to act graciously as much as possible.

A smile directed at a stranger, a compliment given to a friend, an attitude of laughter, or a thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your loved ones and associates, out into your community, and finally throughout the world. You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with and everyone those people come into contact with. The momentum of your influence will grow as your ripples moves onward and outward. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of love and kindness.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51024.
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Raise Your Vibration
Focus on the Good

by Madisyn Taylor

There are many ways to raise your vibration including thinking positive and uplifting thoughts.


Everything in the universe is made of energy. What differentiates one form of energy from another is the speed at which it vibrates. For example, light vibrates at a very high frequency, and something like a rock vibrates at a lower frequency but a frequency nonetheless. Human beings also vibrate at different frequencies. Our thoughts and feelings can determine the frequency at which we vibrate, and our vibration goes out into the world and attracts to us energy moving at a similar frequency. This is one of the ways that we create our own reality, which is why we can cause a positive shift in our lives by raising our vibration.

We all know someone we think of as vibrant. Vibrant literally means “vibrating very rapidly.” The people who strike us as vibrant are vibrating at a high frequency, and they can inspire us as we work to raise our vibration. On the other hand, we all know people that are very negative or cynical. These people are vibrating at a lower frequency. They can also be an inspiration because they can show us where we don’t want to be vibrating and why. To discover where you are in terms of vibrancy, consider where you fall on a scale between the most pessimistic person you know and the most vibrant. This is not in order to pass judgment, but rather it is important to know where you are as you begin working to raise your frequency so that you can notice and appreciate your progress.

There are many ways to raise your vibration, from working with affirmations to visualizing enlightened entities during meditation. One of the most practical ways to raise your vibration is to consciously choose where you focus your attention. To understand how powerful this is, take five minutes to describe something you love unreservedly—a person, a movie, an experience. When your five minutes are up, you will noticeably feel more positive and even lighter. If you want to keep raising your vibration, you might want to commit to spending five minutes every day focusing on the good in your life. As you do this, you will train yourself to be more awake and alive. Over time, you will experience a permanent shift in your vibrancy.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51023.
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Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels
Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels

by Sara Wiseman

The following is an excerpt from the "Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

The ascended, the saints, the Holy Ones: these are as vast as when they walked this earth. Their work continues beyond time and space, as it has forever. - The Messages

We're going to jump into this Lesson pretty fast, to avoid the fear, trepidation and doubt that sometimes accompany doing something that we're not sure we can do.

Let me assure you, you can!

Meeting your guides

In general, you're going to meet two to four guides and/or angels during this journey.

A large group will first appear, then a smaller group will form, and then you will notice the particular guides for this session taking up positions to your left, behind you, and to your right.

There are absolutely other ways in way to communicate with guides, but this particular method allows you and the guides to work step-by-step together. You might think of this method as a dance, in which everyone knows the same steps.

As you enter in to the etheric realm during this meditation, chances are good that your guides will include:

- Your earth guide, who stands at your left

- Your spiritual teacher, who stands behind you

- Your mystic guide, who stands at your right

These positions help you to understand the significance of each guide, as they show up. In general:

- Your earth guide (on your left) may be the easiest to communicate with, and may be quite familiar to you. This is the guide who takes care of things like career, relationship, money, health, fun, all that earth kind of stuff. If you have questions on the day-to-day or the future, this is probably who will answer for you.

- Your spiritual teacher (behind you) will be the one who teaches you spiritual concepts, or provides you with "downloads" of spiritual information. Often, these guides are holy ones, or angels.

- Your mystic guide (to your right) is the one who deals with the departed, other realms, past lives, transitioning into death, your psychic abilities, your mediumship abilities, and so forth.

Understanding the type of guide you are likely to encounter in each spot will help you to orient yourself as to who is showing up, and what their purpose is.

Please note these are general categories, and if something else happens, then go with that. The Divine is always full of surprises!

For more information visit:
Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels

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Affirming an Abundant Future
Squirrel Medicine

by Madisyn Taylor

Squirrel medicine reminds us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future.


Native Americans considered all living beings as brothers and sisters that had much to teach including squirrels. These small creatures taught them to work in harmony with the cycles of nature by conserving for the winter months during times when food was plentiful. In our modern world, squirrels remind us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future. Though food and money certainly fall into this category, they are only some of the ways our energy is manifested. We can conserve this most valuable asset by being aware of the choices we make and choosing only those that nurture and sustain us. This extends to the natural resources of our planet as well, using what we need wisely with the future in mind.

Saving and conservation are not acts of fear but rather affirmations of abundance yet to come. Squirrels accept life’s cycles, allowing them to face winters with the faith that spring will come again. Knowing that change is part of life, we can create a safe space, both spiritually and physically, that will support us in the present and sustain us in the future. This means not filling our space with things, or thoughts, that don’t serve us. Without hoarding more than we need, we keep ourselves in the cyclical flow of life when we donate our unwanted items to someone who can use them best. This allows for more abundance to enter our lives, because even squirrels know a life of abundance involves more than just survival.

Squirrels use their quick, nervous energy to enjoy life’s adventure. They are great communicators, and by helping each other watch for danger, they do not allow worry to drain them. Instead, they allow their curious nature to lead the way, staying alert to opportunities and learning as they play. Following the example set by our squirrel friends, we are reminded to enjoy the journey of life’s cycles as we plan and prepare for a wonderful future, taking time to learn and play along the way.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51022.
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The Negative Effects of Spoiling Children
Learned Self-reliance

by Madisyn Taylor

When children are spoiled we do them a great disservice because they are not being allowed to earn and learn.


Parents are moved by instinct to love, nurture, and provide for their offspring. Because our children are so much a part of us, we want to see them blissfully happy. Also, our own desire to be liked, materialist pressures, and a fervent wish that our children have everything we lacked as youngsters can prompt us to spoil them. However, while it might seem that buying your child expensive gifts will give them fond memories of childhood or that you can heal your emotional wounds by doting on your sons and daughters, you may be unconsciously interfering with your children’s evolutional development. One of the most precious gifts you can grant your children is the true independence they gain when they learn to earn what they covet and become stewards of their own happiness. Try allowing your children to experience life to the fullest. Let them work and earn what they want. When the time comes for them to go to college and enter the workforce, you will have the confidence that you have raised a child that can both enter and contribute to society confidently.

When children are not afforded the opportunity to explore self-reliance, to understand that with possession comes price, and to fulfill their own needs, they develop a sense of entitlement that blinds them to the necessity of hard work and the needs of others. We may spoil children because giving them gifts is pleasurable. Or we may want to avoid conflict out of fear that our children won’t love us. Yet children who are given acceptance, love, and affection in abundance are often kinder, more charitable, and more responsible than those whose parents accede to their every material demand. They develop a strong sense of self that stretches beyond possessions and the approval of their peers, and as adults they understand that each individual is responsible for building the life they desire. If you find yourself giving in to your child’s every whim, ask yourself why. You may discover that you are trying to answer for what you feel is lacking in your own life.

Rearing your children to respect the value of money and self-sufficiency as they grow from infants to young adults is a challenging but rewarding process. It can be difficult to watch a child struggle to meet a personal goal yet wonderful to be by their side as they achieve it. Your choice not to spoil your children will bless you with more opportunities to show them understanding and compassion and to be fully present with them as they journey toward adulthood.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51021.
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I LOVE YOU!!
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Serving Your Community
Giving the Gift of You

by Madisyn Taylor

Being of service to our community is part of being a good citizen of the planet earth.


To live harmoniously, we need to be supportive and helpful to all people, creatures, and plant life that share this earth with us. While “being of service” is part of being a good citizen of the world, it also feels good to help others. When we do something for others in service, without the expectation of anything in return, we are turning our actions into offerings.

There are many ways to be of service to our community. There are the obvious and much needed volunteer opportunities, such as serving Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter, mentoring our youth, or cleaning up a beach. Then, there is the kind of service that we may not even think of as being acts of service. Learning a new language (perhaps sign language) so that you can talk to more people is a way to reach out to others. Inviting someone who isn’t motivated enough to exercise on their own to join you on your daily walk is a way to give of yourself. Sharing flowers or vegetables from your garden, organizing a poetry reading, offering to babysit for a busy parent, or donating pet food to an animal shelter all are simple ways to offer your services to your community.

There are many ways that you can serve the world. Imagine the impact we would have on the environment if we picked up one piece of trash off the street everyday and chose not to drive our car once a week. Even gardening tactics such as throwing wildflower seeds onto a vacant lot can brighten the lives of others – including the lives of birds and insects. Everyday, you can do something to make this world a better place. During meditation, ask for guidance on what you can do to be of service. This can be a wonderful way to start your day. Smiling at a stranger who looks down in the dumps or teaching your neighborhood kids how to whistle will impact someone’s day or even their life. Giving of yourself is the best gift that you can give.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51020.
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I LOVE YOU!!
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Living Like Water
A Great Teacher

by Madisyn Taylor

Water is a great teacher that shows us how to move through the world with grace, ease, determination, and humility.


The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our own paths through life. Water begins its residence on earth as it falls from the sky or melts from ice and streams down a mountain into a tributary or stream. In the same way, we come into the world and begin our lives on earth. Like a river that flows within the confines of its banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that govern our identity. We are born in a specific time and place, within a specific family, and with certain gifts and challenges. Within these parameters, we move through life, encountering many twists, turns, and obstacles along the way just as a river flows.

Water is a great teacher that shows us how to move through the world with grace, ease, determination, and humility. When a river breaks at a waterfall, it gains energy and moves on, as we encounter our own waterfalls, we may fall hard but we always keep moving on. Water can inspire us to not become rigid with fear or cling to what’s familiar. Water is brave and does not waste time clinging to its past, but flows onward without looking back. At the same time, when there is a hole to be filled, water does not run away from it in fear of the dark; instead, water humbly and bravely fills the empty space. In the same way, we can face the dark moments of our life rather than run away from them.

Eventually, a river will empty into the sea. Water does not hold back from joining with a larger body, nor does it fear a loss of identity or control. It gracefully and humbly tumbles into the vastness by contributing its energy and merging without resistance. Each time we move beyond our individual egos to become part of something bigger, we can try our best to follow the lead of the river.



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Claiming our Feelings
Passive Aggressive Behavior

by Madisyn Taylor

The way to end passive aggressive behavior on your part or others’ is with complete honesty and truth in any situation.


If you’ve ever found yourself repressing your anger and behaving in other ways to get your point across, you may be someone who is adept at engaging in passive-aggressive behavior. Although passive-aggressive behavior is recognized as a psychological disorder, it also describes the behavior that many people use to cope with confrontational situations. Such behavior has the outward appearance of being peaceful, yet it is really an attempt to express oneself in seemingly passive ways—usually without accepting responsibility for doing so. For example, someone who doesn’t want to attend an event with a partner might engage in behavior that causes them to be late or miss the event without ever admitting to their partner that they never wanted to go to the function at all. Procrastination, inefficiency, stubbornness, and sullenness are some of the many ways that anger can be expressed indirectly.

It is important not to judge ourselves when we engage in passive-aggressive behavior. You may want to consider that you are not owning your feelings or your expression by indirectly expressing yourself. Perhaps you are judging your feelings and needs as wrong—which is why you are expressing yourself indirectly. You also may be worried that others will judge you for feeling the way that you do. Remember that anger and every other emotion are never good or bad. They can, however, become toxic of you don’t express them in healthy and proactive ways. When we express ourselves directly, we are more likely to be heard by the other person. It also becomes easier for us to ask for and get what we want.

Once we learn to be honest with ourselves about our feelings, we can begin to directly express ourselves to others. By learning to express ourselves directly, we prevent misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and resentment from cropping up in our relationships. We also learn to communicate with others in healthy and productive ways. It is never too late to start working on ourselves and our behaviors, just take it one day at a time.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51018.
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The Power Behind Us
Supporters

by Madisyn Taylor

Just as there are people that support us, we are a supporter to many people extending the cycle and giving back.


Behind each of us stands at least one supporter. This was once thought to be the spouse who ran the home while leaving the other spouse free to work. While this is still one valid scenario, most of us will find that we have other kinds of supporters in our lives. In some cases, our supporters are the people whose help allows us to do the things we’re best at, see to our obligations, or pursue or dreams. In other cases, our support may come from the people who are there to help us through life’s challenges by offering us their strength and bolstering our spirit.

Our support may come from our families and friends or from the people we hire—nannies, assistants, gardeners, healers, therapists, and advisors. Our supporters may be the mentors who help us express ourselves by listening to us as we share our thoughts and feelings. Our supporter can be the person sitting next to us at a networking meeting or the teacher from our childhood whose words still resonate in our minds. We have always had supporters around us whether we noticed them or not. No matter where the support comes from, few of us can make it through life without assistance.

As we take the time to acknowledge everyone that has every supported us, we can’t help but feel grateful. Understanding our place in our human support system helps us see that just as there are people that support us, we are a supporter to many people. By gratefully accepting the expertise and assistance of our supporters, we can consciously and more easily build a life that we love. Thanks to our staff, groups, friends, and loved ones for all their support. We all need each other’s support to thrive this world.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51017.
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Blessings from A Course in Miracles
Blessings from A Course in Miracles

by Ana Holub

The following is an excerpt from the "Blessings from A Course in Miracles" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

"Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world." - Workbook, Lesson 62

This small sentence has helped me so many times, in a million different situations. When I think about the purpose of ACIM, I feel it’s to teach us this: forgiveness is our function as the light of the world.

Let’s take this statement apart to get the most out of it. It starts out with “Forgiveness is my function.” This teaching is a signpost; it’s a marker which constantly shows us the way.

There are so many moments throughout each day when we can lose direction. “What’s my function?” we ask subconsciously. Is it being a family member, career person, helper, hot date, smart aleck, best/worst person on Earth? These are roles our egos would have us serve.

But Jesus tells us that forgiveness is our function – before everything else. He brings us a reminder that underneath all of our roles and posturing, we have a spiritual purpose.

Our mission is forgiveness as it’s explained in the Course. This is not traditional forgiveness. It’s not seeing that something wrong happened and then trying to fix it using apology or reconciliation.

Apology and reconciliation are wonderful tools to use in the world, but they are distinct from ACIM’s forgiveness. In the Course, forgiveness is a spiritual action given through each person’s free will. It means seeing the absolute, perfect innocence of every person, including yourself, no matter what happened.

God creates us in perfect innocence, not once, but eternally and constantly. Tapping into this truth brings us to the second part of Lesson 62: “Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world”. In it, we’re reminded WHO we are. We are the Light of the World, the very stuff of God.

If we can remember that we ARE the light of the world, and all we need to do is forgive (i.e. see the perfect, innocent light inside of everyone), we’ll enter an experience of the Atonement, or complete union with God. At-one-ment.

This is the Course in a nutshell. What’s challenging is to live Lesson 62 all the time. No exceptions, no vacations into unconsciousness, no excuses. As you’ll probably find as you work with this lesson, you’ll need to create some new habits of mind in order to begin to be successful. But don’t worry. You’re eternal. The Course shortens the amount of time needed to awaken, but you still have all the time you need.

ACTION STEPS:

Write down on a small piece of paper or on a post-it note, “Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.” Look at this lesson every morning, throughout the day, and again before you go to bed. Turn it over in your mind. Try it on with your heart.

Watch how many times you blame yourself, another, or Life for not being perfect, in your opinion. Then remember the lesson. Turn your idea of yourself around. You’re no longer one person; you are the light of the world. You no longer just survive; you forgive and live.

Write down your observations and new understanding. See what happens, both inside yourself and how the world responds to you. Enjoy exploring the innocent perfection of your true nature!

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Staying on Track
In Line with Spirit

by Madisyn Taylor

In a world where we have routines to get everything done, we rarely have a routine for our spiritual self.


In a world where we have routines for nearly everything—our route to work, our physical fitness regimen, and our weekday schedule—it’s amazing how many people forget to create a routine for meeting their spiritual needs. We run around in an attempt to be at our many appointments on time and meet our many obligations. In our efforts to be as productive as possible, however, our spiritual needs tend to take a backseat. After all, taking care of our spiritual needs doesn’t directly pay the bills or tone our abdominal muscles. We may even wonder who has time to meditate or write in their journal when there are more pressing matters to see to. The truth is that nurturing ourselves spiritually is what gives us the energy and grounding that we need to make sure that our lives stay on track.

How you choose to nurture yourself spiritually is a personal choice. For some people, meditating once a day may be what they need to stay centered. While spending 10-20 minutes with your eyes closed and your brain devoid of thought may seem like a lot of time doing nothing, this state of nothingness actually allows you to stay calm and focused so you can be as productive as possible. Writing in your journal everyday lets you stay in touch with yourself so that you are always tuned in to your feelings. Repeating affirmations for success, happiness, and well-being on a regular basis can help you live with optimism and enthusiasm and create what you want in life.

Having a routine for nurturing your spirit that you do each day lets you feed energy to your soul and can serve you well if your life suddenly takes an unexpected turn into a difficult period. This kind of routine grounds your spirit in your body so that you stay anchored in yourself as you move through each day. Nurturing yourself spiritually allows you to not only stay on track in your life, but it allows for your life to stay on track with what your spirit wants.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51016.
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Ways We Numb Ourselves
Emerging from the Grey

by Madisyn Taylor

Numbing yourself prevents you from confronting your issues and keeps you from ever finding resolution or peace.


We are born equipped to experience a complex array of diverse emotions. Many of us, however, are uncomfortable confronting our most powerful emotions. We may shy away from delight and despair and deny life’s colors by retreating into a world of monotone grey. We may numb ourselves to what we are truly feeling. It’s easier to suppress our emotions than to deal with them, so we may momentarily turn to pleasures such as alcohol, food, sugar, shopping and too much television. We may even numb our hearts. While it’s normal to temporarily seek distractions as a means of coping with intense emotions, numbing yourself prevents you from confronting your issues and keeps you from ever finding resolution or peace. When you are numb, there is no pain or powerlessness, but there can also be no joy or healing.

The activities that numb you may seem harmless or pleasurable, but using them to numb yourself diminishes the quality of your life. Numbing yourself so that you don’t have to feel intense emotions can often satisfy a surface need while blocking your awareness of a deeper need. You may find solace in food or shopping when what you really need is spiritual nourishment. The less you feel, the less alive you feel. Your feelings add vividness to your experiences and serve to connect you to the world around you. It is possible to disavow yourself of numbing behaviors a little at a time and once again taste life’s rich flavors. When you sense that you are engaging in a particular behavior simply to deaden your emotions, stop and ask yourself why. Examining the feelings that drive you to numb yourself can help you understand what is triggering your desire to emotionally fade out.

With each numbing activity that you cut out of your life, you’ll find yourself being more aware and experiencing a greater emotionally acuity. Senses once shrouded by the fog of numbness become sharp and acute. Traumas and pain long hidden will emerge to the forefront of your consciousness and reveal themselves so that you can heal them. You’ll discover a deeper you—a self that is comfortable experiencing and working through intense emotions with courage and grace.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51015.
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Personal Power
You Deserve to Have Your Dreams Come True

by Madisyn Taylor

Power is not about exerting our will over others, it is about being in complete truth with yourself.


Many of us have do not understand what personal power means. We have been given the false notion that power is bad—that it is something we use to exert our will upon others. In fact, when our personal power is intact, we are neither overbearing nor meek. We have a clear sense of our strength and the impact we can have on others. This actually enables us to be more sensitive. Personal power is what permits us to work on behalf of our dreams and desires. It allows us to realize that we are worthy and deserve to be heard. In addition, our personal power lets us extend the respect we know that we deserve to the people around us. There is no reason to be afraid or ashamed of fully owning your power.

In the chakra system, the solar plexus is the seat of personal power. One way to evaluate your sense of power is to breathe into this part of the body. If it feels tight or nervous, it is an indication that you may not be fully expressing your power. You can heal this imbalance by expanding the area of the solar plexus with your breath. You can also visualize a bright yellow sun in this part of your body. Allow its heat to melt any tension, and let its light dissolve any darkness or heaviness. Repeating this exercise on a regular basis can restore and rejuvenate your sense of power.

Another way to nurture your personal power is to honor your dreams and desires by making concrete plans to manifest them in the world. Start by making a list of things you want, and let yourself think big. Choose one goal from the list and commit to bringing it to fruition. In addition, break the goal into tasks that you can work on each day. Know that you deserve to have your dreams come true and that you have the power to bring them into being.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51014.
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Letting Go of Perfection
Set Yourself Free

by Madisyn Taylor

Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperfection instead.


It is good to remember that one of our goals in life is to not be perfect. We often lose track of this aspiration. When we make mistakes, we think that we are failing or not measuring up. But if life is about experimenting, experiencing, and learning, then to be imperfect is a prerequisite. Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperfection instead.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t strive to be our best. We simply accept that there is no such thing as perfection—especially in life. All living things are in a ceaseless state of movement. Even as you read this, your hair is growing, your cells are dying and being reborn, and your blood is moving through your veins. Your life changes more than it stays the same. Perfection may happen in a moment, but it will not last because it is an impermanent state. Trying to hold on to perfection or forcing it to happen causes frustration and unhappiness.

In spite of this, many of us are in the habit of trying to be perfect. One way to nudge ourselves out of this tendency is to look at our lives and notice that no one is judging us to see whether or not we are perfect. Sometimes, perfectionism is a holdover from our childhood—an ideal we inherited from a demanding parent. We are adults now, and we can choose to let go of the need to perform for someone else’s approval. Similarly, we can choose to experience the universe as a loving place where we are free to be imperfect. Once we realize this, we can begin to take ourselves less seriously and have more fun. Imperfection is inherent to being human. By embracing your imperfections, you embrace yourself.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51013.
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Taking time for yourself
Sustenance for the Soul

by Madisyn Taylor

Making time for the activities that contribute to your spiritual growth has little to do with being selfish.


Modern life compels us to rush. Because we feel pressured to make the most of our time each day, the activities that sustain us, rejuvenate us, and help us evolve are often the first to be sacrificed when we are in a hurry or faced with a new obligation. It is important we remember that there is more to life than achieving success, making money, and even caring for others. Your spiritual needs should occupy an important spot on your list of priorities. Each task you undertake and each relationship you nurture draws from the wellspring of your spiritual vitality. Taking the time to engage in spiritually fulfilling activities replenishes that well and readies you to face another day. Making time for the activities that contribute to your spiritual growth has little to do with being selfish and everything to do with your well-being. Regularly taking the time to focus on your soul’s needs ensures that you are able to nurture yourself, spend time with your thoughts, experience tranquility, and expand your spiritual boundaries.

It is easy to avoid using our free moments for spiritual enrichment. There is always something seemingly more pressing that needs to be done. Many people feel guilty when they use their free time to engage in pursuits where they are focusing on themselves because they feel as if they are neglecting their family or their work. To make time for yourself, it may be necessary to say no to people’s requests or refuse to take on extra responsibilities. Scheduling fifteen or thirty minutes of time each day for your spiritual needs can make you feel tranquil, give you more energy and allows you to feel more in touch with the universe. Writing in a journal, meditating, studying the words of wise women and men, and engaging in other spiritual practices can help you make the most of this time.

Making time to nurture your spirit may require that you sacrifice other, less vital activities. The more time you commit to soul-nurturing activities, the happier and more relaxed you will become. The time you devote to enriching your spirit will rejuvenate you and help you create a more restful life.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51012.
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Taming Monkey Mind in Meditation
Quiet Please!

by Madisyn Taylor

We all have the endless chattering and noise in our head often referred to as the monkey mind.


It’s been called the monkey mind – the endless chattering in your head as you jump in your mind from thought to thought while you daydream, analyze your relationships, or worry over the future. Eventually, you start to feel like your thoughts are spinning in circles and you’re left totally confused.

One way to tame this wild creature in your head is through meditation – although the paradox is that when you clear your mind for meditation you actually invite the monkey in your mind to play. This is when you are given the opportunity to tame this mental beast by moving beyond thought – to become aware of a thought rather than thinking a thought. The difference is subtle, but significant. When you are aware of your thoughts, you can let your thoughts rise and float away without letting them pull you in different directions. Being able to concentrate is one of the tools that allows you to slow down your thought process and focus on observing your thoughts.

To develop your concentration, you may want to start by focusing on the breath while you meditate. Whenever your monkey mind starts acting up, observe your thoughts and then return your focus to your breath. Some breathing meditations call on you to focus on the rise and fall of the breath through the abdomen, while others have you concentrate on the sound of the breath. Fire can also be mesmerizing, and focusing on a candle flame is another useful tool for harnessing the mind. Keep the gaze soft and unfocused while observing the color, shape, and movement of the flame, and try not to blink. Close your eyes when you feel the need and continue watching the flame in your head. Chanting, devotional singing, and mantras also still the mind. However you choose to tame the monkey mind, do so with firm kindness. The next time the chattering arises, notice it and then allow it to go away. With practice, your monkey mind will become quiet and so will you.

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Connecting with the Archangels
Connecting with the Archangels

by Sunny Dawn Johnston

The following is an excerpt from the "Connecting with the Archangels" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Angels can unleash hurricanes of healing,
release tidal waves of love,
move whole mountains of hatred,
melt icebergs of jealousy
and evaporate oceans of pain.
—Unknown

In order to understand how to connect with the Archangels, you first have to understand vibration. Everything created is energy, and energy vibrates at different levels. Just as a singer has a vocal range that moves from lowest to highest, so do human beings have a vibrational range. In other words, you move up and down a vibrational scale. The more you work on loving yourself, the higher your vibration rises and the easier it is to connect with the higher vibrational beings that I refer to as Spiritual Helpers. These helpers are also known as deceased loved ones, Spirit Guides, Ascended Masters, Angels, and Archangels. Everyone is born with a different vibrational scale, but everyone possesses the ability to reach the highest level through appreciation, forgiveness, joy, meditation, and love. If you wish to connect to higher vibrational beings, then you simply raise your own personal vibration.

You might be wondering why you need to raise your vibration. The universal Law of Attraction states that like energy attracts like energy; and because the beings in the spiritual realm will not lower their vibration, you must raise yours to connect with them. The more you stay in a higher, lighter, clearer vibration, the more you will connect with the spiritual realm.

Physical beings are you and me and everyone you see with a body and a heartbeat.

Deceased loved ones are family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones who have passed away, transitioned, kicked the bucket, died, dropped their body, and so on. They have released the dense energy of their physical bodies and have automatically moved up the vibrational scale. Deceased loved ones can raise their vibration even higher now and can become Spirit Guides, if so desired and chosen. In my experience, there is often an amount of divine time, not measured time, where they "prepare" for this, as it is not typically instantaneous.

Spirit Guides, who once inhabited a physical form, had the same journey or purpose as the physical beings they are now guiding. Upon leaving their physical bodies, Spirit Guides choose to become teachers or guides to those of us still in the physical realm. They offer guidance, comfort, and, at times, warnings and protection. Spirit Guides are often the spiritual essence of deceased loved ones.

The Ascended Masters are Divine Beings that lived earthly lives as great teachers, healers, or way-showers of ascension. They released all their fears and grew and raised their vibrations in order to ascend. Ascended Masters come from all cultures, modern and ancient civilizations, and are often spoken of and remembered in religious context, such as Buddha and Jesus. The Ascended Masters bring light and love to everyone regardless of their religious beliefs or feelings of worthiness. The Ascended Masters know and teach that we are all worthy of love and guidance.

Angels, Guardian Angels, and Archangels are higher vibrational beings who exist only in the spiritual realm and do not incarnate into physical form as humans and animals do. Angels help, guide, comfort, and assist us in our earthly journey by uplifting and protecting us. Each physical being is supported by one Guardian Angel throughout his/her entire physical life, from birth to death. A Guardian Angel's job is to unconditionally love and protect us. Archangels are the powerful overseers of the angelic realm. Call on the Archangels any time for anything, and they will be there immediately.

Throughout my life, angelic beings have presented themselves in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and forms. Their appearance was often determined by what I was feeling, seeing, or knowing in the moment. Over time though, their forms have changed and evolved as I've grown spiritually. Therefore, the definition or visual representation of Angels can be as different as seashells on a beach. Each individual will experience Angels based upon his or her own perceptions. I believe that all impressions of the angelic realm are valid. Angels show themselves in a way that you are able to perceive and understand and are often gentle and comforting in their approach.

The Divine is the God of your understanding. My understanding of God does not come from religious beliefs or scripture but from my own journey inward. When I reached a point in my life where I recognized I had to take responsibility for myself and that I had no control over anything or anyone but myself, I came to understand that God was in everyone and everything. I realized that God is Love. I am God, you are God, we are God. As are the wind, the trees, the ocean, the animals, the clouds, the rainbows, and the sun. The God of my understanding is everywhere, in everything, and is simply Love.

WEEKLY AFFIRMATION HOMEWORK

I am a big believer in affirmations. It is hard to think about something negative and positive at the same time. So... why don't we just bring as much positive into our minds as possible.. Even if it doesn't feel real, it's OK. Just keep doing it... My life changed with the Angels & Affirmations.. and yours can too!

Angel Affirmations

I am loved, unconditionally.

I am open to my Guardian Angels.

I am protected and guided by my Angels.

I trust that my Guide will attract only miracles in my life.

I am open to my Healing Angels.

I am thankful for my life and my Angel of Perception.

I am now surrounded by Angels.

The Angels shine the love of the Universe upon me and through me.

I accept love from the Angels.

I call upon the Archangels to help and guide me.

My inner voice and feelings are guidance from the Angels.

I know that the Angels love me and are guiding me right now.

I accept the Angels' love.

My Angels and I enjoy new opportunities to give service to the world.

The Angel of Inspiration guides me to do anything I truly desire.

I am divinely guided by the Angel of Happiness.

I am divinely guided by the Angels to guide me towards optimal health.

I am Peace.

I am divinely guided by the Angel of Patience.

I Trust my loved ones will be protected by the Angels.

I believe in the Universe’s messengers, the Angels.

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Universal Messages


Dear Friends:

I am making an appearance this weekend, Sunday December 6th at The Sacred Space in Summerland, California. I will be signing books and my new guided meditation CD's. If you are in the Santa Barbara area this weekend, please stop by and say hello. The Sacred Space is a beautiful retail shop with exquisite zen gardens and tea house in the back where you can rest, meditate or enjoy a cup of tea. I don't make many personal appearances, so this is your chance to say hello. I look forward to visiting with you! Follow this link to let us know you are coming

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by Madisyn Taylor

The universe is always offering us signs to help us, we just need to slow down and pay attention.


The universe can often relay messages to us through signs. Often, we are too busy to stop and consider what may or may not be a sign. We may ask the universe for guidance, yet fail to recognize the sign it sends us in response. Learning the subtle language of signs can help you interpret the guidance the universe sends your way. We all have been blessed with a connection that allows the universe to communicate directly with us. To be able to understand the information relayed over that connection, however, it is necessary that we learn to pay attention and know what to look for.

To see and correctly interpret a sign, you must open your heart and mind to the universe and invite its guidance into your life. Many of us are blind to the signs we receive because we expect angels or our spirit guides to speak to us in a booming voice and tell us exactly what we need to hear. But signs are usually of this earth and therefore easier to encounter. A song lodged in your mind or a number that seems to pop up everywhere you look after you’ve asked the universe for guidance can both be signs. Signs may come through the animal world, from strangers, or jump out of a book in the form of an insightful passage. A sign may be a direct answer to one of your questions. Other signs may point you in the right direction, warn of impending difficulties, or show you a different way. If you want the universe to send you a sign, tell it that you are ready and willing to accept its guidance.

Not everything you hear or see will be a sign. If you are receptive and patient, however, the signs you receive will become easier to recognize. It is important to listen to your intuition. A sign can mean many things to different people, and only you can decipher a sign’s meaning is for you. As you practice reading the signs and following their guidance, the universe will send more of them your way.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51010.
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The Importance of Napping
Restorative Slumber

by Madisyn Taylor

The desire for a short nap during the day does not arise out of laziness, rather the need for the body to rejuvenate.


In the modern world, we’re often compelled to be as productive as possible during as many hours of the day as we can be. While this can lead to great feats of accomplishment, we may become exhausted and find ourselves craving rest and rejuvenation. We may feel like taking a nap but feel guilty about indulging in even ten minutes of rest. This need for personal downtime, which many people experience in the early afternoon, isn’t a sign of laziness nor is it necessarily related to how much sleep you had the night before. There was even a time when taking a nap was considered a natural part of everyone’s day.

Napping is a pleasurable yet brief period of sleep when our minds and bodies can take a break. Though judged by many to be a pastime for children or the elderly, napping can benefit people of all ages. The desire to nap is a trait shared by many mammals, and napping is still an important part of the day in some countries. Snoozing for a half-hour can be an enjoyable way to promote physical well-being, and naps have been known to improve your mood and memory. A 20-minute nap can sharpen your senses and revitalize you, while a ten minute nap can leave you feeling more cheerful. Falling into a light sleep during the daytime can feel meditative. The thoughts you have as you are taking a nap and the dreams you experience may offer you insights about your life that you may not have at night when you are in a deep sleep.

In order to fully enjoy the benefits of napping, you may need to give yourself permission to nap. Feeling guilty about snoozing or worrying about your to-do list won’t do you much good when you are trying to take a nap because your thoughts or feelings will keep you awake. Try to nap at the same time each day, and use an alarm clock to ensure that you don’t sleep for too long. If you go to an office, try crawl under your desk for a nap. Learning to nap and enjoy its restorative benefits can help you wake up restored, rejuvenated, and ready for the rest of your day.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51009.
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Peace
Cultivating the Seed Within

by Madisyn Taylor

We can learn to locate the seed of peace inside ourselves in order to have a reliable source of serenity.


In our noisy world, we often find ourselves longing for peace and searching to find it somewhere else. While it’s true that there are places we can visit where we can experience peace, such as sacred sites or buildings, we do not need to wait until we get to one of these places to feel at peace. Instead, we can learn to locate the seed of peace inside ourselves and cultivate it so that it grows into a reliable source of serenity that we can always access, no matter where we are.

We experience peace when we are in a state of mental calm and serenity. It might surprise you to notice how infrequently you allow yourself to be free from anxiety. Realizing this is the first step to inner peace. If you wait until all the details of your life are taken care of to allow yourself to experience peace, you will never feel peaceful because there is always something that your mind can grab onto to create anxiety. It is important to consciously set aside your worries and make time to cultivate inner peace.

Ideally, you could schedule time each day to meditate on peace and experience what it feels like to be calm and serene. It takes practice to learn how to let go of your worries, so give yourself some time. Inhale deeply, and feel your worries dissolve with every exhale. Remind yourself that soon enough you will be able to take care of everything you need to, but right now you are taking a break. As the clutter of your thoughts and concerns clear away, you will start to feel more serene. Allow yourself to move deeper into this state with each inhale. Realize that you have the power to free yourself from anxiety simply by deciding to do so. The more you practice feeling peaceful, the easier it will be for you to feel at peace.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51008.
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Angels All Around Us
A Closer Look at Angels from Madisyn Taylor

by Madisyn Taylor

Angels are with us and ready to help with anything in your life if we just ask.


Dear Friends,

December seems like such a fitting month to feature the topic of angels. Many people associate angels with religion, but this doesn't have to be the case. I have had many personal angel encounters to know that they are indeed with us when we call upon them. Some people cannot allow themselves to believe in angels as they can't find any science to back it up, and that is okay. However, if you find yourself to be curious, you will find a rich history of angels throughout the ages that can help us connect with nature, and the unseen world around us.

There are many ways to bring angels into our lives and they are ready and willing to assist anybody who calls upon them. Many people tell me they feel selfish asking for help; I can assure you there is no reason to feel this way as there is no task too small or too great.

If opening yourself to angels appeals to you, I have chosen 4 DailyOM on-line courses than can help you make that connection you are seeking.

Connecting with the Archangels by Sunny Dawn Johnston. This is an 8-week on line course you will learn how to deepen your connection with your angels and increase your intuition. Learn how to discern the difference between your higher self, deceased loved ones and your angels. After taking this course be sure to watch for the many angel synchronicities that are bound to show up. more info

Be a Divine Conduit for Guides & Angels by Sara Wiseman. This is a 4-week online course where you will learn to make a direct and strong connection with your angels and guides. No experience is necessary to make the connection. more info

Blessings from A Course in Miracles by Ana Holub. This is a 12-week on line course which will help you live a life full of miracles. Based on the book, A Course In Miracles, this on line course will help deepen the topics of love land fear, the role of the ego and letting go of emotional blocks. more info

A Year of Angels in Your Inbox by Dawn Lianna M.A. This is a 365 day course where you will receive a message in your email IN box each day for a year from the date you sign up. All emails are uplifting, loving and positive. You will also receive two weekly messages from the author with guidance. more info

I hope you are all staying warm and cozy and safe as we enter the winter months ahead. If by chance you find yourself by the fire or candlelight, take some time to journal or meditate and if you want, connect with the angels.

Be well,

Madisyn Taylor

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/51142.
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Surrender Box
A Place for Worries and Fears

by Madisyn Taylor

A surrender box is a tool to let go of our burdens so the universe can take care of them for us.


There are times when our minds become too full. Our to-do lists, worries, plans, and dreams may be so crowded together in our heads that we don’t have room to think. We may believe that we are somehow taking care of our desires and concerns by keeping them at the forefront of our minds. In maintaining our mental hold on every detail, however, we may actually delay the realization of our dreams and the resolution of our worries because we won’t let them go. At times such as these, we may want to use a surrender box.

A surrender box allows us to let go of our worries and desires so the universe can take care of them for us. We write down what we want or need to happen and then place the note into a box. By writing and placing our thoughts in the box, we are taking action and letting the universe know we need help and are willing to surrender our feelings. We give ourselves permission to not concern ourselves with that problem any longer and trust that the universe is taking care of it. You may even want to decorate your box and place it in a special place. Your surrender box is a sacred container for your worries. Not only do you free up space in your mind by letting go of our worries and desires and dropping them into your surrender box, but you are giving your burden over to a higher power. Once we drop our worries and desires into the surrender box, we free our minds so we can be fully present in each moment.

Surrendering our worries and concerns and placing them in the hands of the universe doesn’t mean that we’ve given up or have been defeated. Instead, we are releasing the realization of our desires and the resolution of our worries and no longer concerning ourselves with their outcomes. It’s always fun to go back and pull the slips of paper out of the box once your requests have been granted. And it’s amazing how quickly problems go away and dreams come true when we finally let go and allow a higher power to help us.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50605.
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Staying Grounded in a Big City or Busy World
Staying Conscious

by Madisyn Taylor

For a more grounded life, choose not to get caught up in the fast-paced world around you.


1. Live simply and live deliberately. By choosing not to get caught up in the details of this fast-paced world, you are doing your part to slow down the rat race and quell consumerism. You will also discover that you have more time to enjoy being alive.

2. Stay in touch with yourself. Soul searching, meditation, and journaling are just a few of the many activities you can take part in to stay aware and learn as much as you can about your emotions, reactions, likes, dislikes, dreams, and fears. Having a solid sense of self gives you a firm foundation for living in this world.

3. Support or teach others as often as you can. This can help you form connections with people while also giving you an opportunity to make the world a better place.

4. Consciously choose what you will allow into your being. The media bombards us with visions of hate, war, and pain. Be judicious about what you read, watch, and listen to.

5. Acknowledge the beauty that resides around you. Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a stereotypical suburb, there are natural and man-made wonders just waiting to be discovered by you.

6. Nurture your ties to your tribe. If you don’t have one, create a community that you can belong to. Modern life can be isolating. When you have a tribe, you have a circle that you are a part of. Its members – loved ones, friends, or neighbors - can be a source of support, caring, guidance, and companionship.

7. See the larger picture. Remember that the way that you choose to live is not the only way to live. Widen your perspective by exploring other modes of being through research, travel, and discussion.

8. Embrace the challenges that life presents to you, and challenge yourself often. After a time, even the most exciting jobs or lifestyles can seem routine. Never stop assimilating new knowledge about whatever you are doing, and your life will never seem dull.

9. Move your body. In this busy world, it can be easy to live a sedentary life. Movement reacquaints us with our bodies and connects us to the earth in a visceral way. It also restores our vitality.

10. Make time for stillness, silence, and solitude. The world can be noisy, and we are subject to all kinds of noises nearly every waking hour. We are also often “on the go” and unable to relax. Being alone in a peaceful place and making time for quiet can help you stay in touch with yourself.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50604.
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Release Yourself from Family Karma
Release Yourself from Family Karma

by Sara Wiseman

The following is an excerpt from the "Release Yourself from Family Karma" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

When I was four years old, my father would entertain me with The Blue Feather Trick. As a magic trick, it wasn’t particularly tricky; in fact, it consisted solely of hiding a blue feather in the folds of a newspaper, mumbling a secret spell, and poof! the feather would disappear.

I watched him like a hawk—or as much of a “hawk” as my four-year-old self could muster—but the sleight of hand worked every time.

How'd you do that? I’d ask spellbound, as the feather would reappear seconds later in some unlikely spot: under the sofa cushions, even grasped from my ear!

My dad’s magic trick became a family favorite after dinner, as my mother washed dishes and my baby brother gurgled from his high chair. Looking back, I see that it wasn’t the trick that made this time special. What was important was that it was something we experienced together, as family, during those years we lived as soul cluster and orbited around each other.

The seven shadows

The Blue Feather Trick is a lovely, joyous remembrance in my family’s past.

But every family—including mine—also has its challenges, its secrets, its failings, its shadows. In most cases, these karmic challenges center around seven key issues:

• Abuse
• Addiction
• Violence
• Poverty
• Illness
• Abandonment
• Betrayal

Revealing the family

For our first step, we will simply determine who's in your family—in other words, the members in your particular soul cluster. This seems simplistic, but sometimes the karma of the family rests in the experience of one person; or sometimes this person or shadow is secret, hidden or unknown. In order to find out, we need to call in all the members involved.

In this case, we will determine family or soul cluster to include:

• Family relationships you have now, in this generation.
• Family relationships that existed one generation past.
• Family relationships that existed two or more generations past.
• The cultural karma of your family lineage or ancestry.

Remember, souls who bring shadows into a family are not “bad”, and souls who release shadows are not “good”. Everyone in your soul cluster has agreed to come into this lifetime, or into the lineage, in order to learn soul lessons together.

Beyond blood ties

It’s also important to understand that karmic family extends beyond blood ties and biology. Thus, your family includes:

• Those you’re related to biologically, such as children, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and so on; everyone with whom you have blood ties.
• Those you're related to by law or marriage, such as spouses, guardians, adoptive parents, adopted children, step parents, step siblings, half siblings and so forth.
• Significant friends or lovers to family members.
• Significant companions, helpers, staff, servants, indentured servants or slaves to family members.
• Hidden relationships such as secret lover, mistress, secret families, illegitimate child, child abandoned or child given up for adoption and so forth.

Just a few generations ago, families were extended, and often lived in large collectives, such as a tribe, or as a landholder with many people living in one home or place. Thus, many of these above styles of relationship may be in your ancestral karma.

Exercise: Revealing the family, claiming the shadows

The only work we’re going to do right now is to establish who’s involved; who the souls are in your cluster. To do this, we’re going to work with paper and pencil. Please gather those now.

For this exercise, you’ll want to give yourself enough time to sit, think, wonder and doodle as you do this work.

Also, you may need to come back to it tomorrow, or the day, as you gather more information. It can be good to talk to family members, or even look up your family history.

1. First, make a list of every person you can think of you might consider “family”. Use the sorting questions below, to help you do this. If you answer most of these questions “yes,” then it’s likely that the relationship you are in is family.

Sorting questions

• Are you blood related?
• Are you related by marriage?
• Do you or have you ever lived together?
• Do you have custody, power of attorney, guardianship or other legal relationship?
• Do you spend holidays together?
• Would you loan this person money?
• Would you let this person live with you?
• Would you give this person a kidney?
• Would you visit this person in jail?
• Would you go to their 80th birthday party?
• Would you be their child’s guardian?
• Would you go to their birthday party? Graduation? Wedding?
• Would you go to their funeral?
• Would you help them die?
• Would you arrange their funeral?
• Would you clean out their house and get rid of their effects, after they died?

2. Now, go back one more generation, and make a list of who is in that family, to the best of your knowledge.

3. Go back one more generation, if possible.

4. Consider your family’s cultural heritages: what country are your parents or grandparents from? What is the identity with that country or culture? What is the karmic lesson from that culture? If you have a variety of cultures in your family, what are they? Do these cultures blend easily, or are they in conflict?

5. Add in anything else that seems significant. For example, if your family was Japanese, and was incarcerated during WWII, this is very important karmically. If your family immigrated from another country, this is also important. If your family was affected by violence, poverty or war because of the time and place they lived, this is also significant to the karma.

Claiming the shadows

6. If any of the seven shadows are affecting your current family, please write these down, and who the members are affected. For now, I want you to just have an intuitive reaction…what your gut tells you.

Again, for easy reference, the shadows are:

• Abuse
• Addiction
• Violence
• Poverty
• Illness
• Abandonment
• Betrayal

7. If you’re not sure what shadows your family may be dealing with, simply notice which resonate with you the most—which you are repelled by, or have a reaction to.

8. If you are able to identify shadows in past generations, do so now, to the best of your knowledge, going back as far as you can.

Remember, we're taking this healing process in steps, because the work can be intense. For the rest of the week, please hold these ideas in your mind. Feel free to journal on them, and invite your dreaming life to reveal more.

Do not be surprised if you find yourself contacting or contacted by family members, and new “stories” or information about the past, about family secrets, shadows and more is suddenly revealed during this week.

For more information visit:
Release Yourself from Family Karma


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The Power of Staying Positive
As Blessed as You Want to Be

by Madisyn Taylor

Positive thinking dramatically increases your chances of success in any endeavor.


Our thoughts are not simply ethereal pieces of information that enter our minds and then disappear. The words and ideas that we think can shape our lives and drive us toward success and happiness or failure and distress. How you think and feel can have a profound effect on your ability to recognize opportunity, how well you perform, and the outcome of the goals that you’ve set for yourself. When you maintain an optimistic outlook and make an effort to harbor only positive thoughts, you begin to create the circumstances conducive to you achieving what you desire. You feel in control and few of life’s challenges seem truly overwhelming because it is in your nature to expect a positive conclusion. An optimistic mind is also an honest one. Staying positive does not mean that you ignore difficulties or disregard limitations. Instead, it means spending time focusing only on the thoughts that are conducive to your well-being and progress.

Positive thinking dramatically increases your chances of success in any endeavor. When you’re sure that you are worthy and that achievement is within your grasp, you start to relax and look for solutions rather than dwelling on problems. You are more likely to imagine positive situations or outcomes and disregard the thoughts related to giving up, failure, or roadblocks. What the mind expects, it finds. If you anticipate joy, good health, happiness, and accomplishment, then you will experience each one. Thinking positively may sound like a simple shift in attention – and it is – but it is a mind-set that must be developed. Whenever a negative thought enters your mind, try immediately replacing it with a constructive or optimistic one. With persistence, you can condition your mind to judge fleeting, self-defeating thoughts as inconsequential and dismiss them.

It is within your power to become as happy, content, or successful as you make up your mind to be. Staying positive may not have an immediate effect on your situation, but it will likely have a profound and instantaneous effect on your mood and the quality of your experiences. In order for positive thinking to change your life, it must become your predominant mind-set. Once you are committed to embracing positive thinking, you’ll start believing that everything that you want is within your grasp.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50603.
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Spirit of the Sea
Whale Medicine

by Madisyn Taylor

Like the whales each of us has a unique song or gift to offer the world as is meant to be heard by others.


Native Americans teach us that the Great Spirit speaks to us through our animal brethren. The whale is one animal that we can learn from. Whales have existed for over 50 million years and are considered to be record-keepers who possess knowledge of the past.

It is through the vibrations of their unique sound that they release this ancient wisdom to us. At the same time, their sound carries across such great distances that whales can enter the realm of the future where they can acquire knowledge of what is to come. Every whale sings a song, and they never repeat the same pattern when they sing their song. Since whales must be conscious at all times in order to breathe, they cannot afford to fall into an unconscious state for too long. Never completely asleep, their brain has constant access to the collective unconscious where all answers lie. Whales float peacefully, secure in the ocean environment that supports and sustains them.

You can learn from the wisdom of whales by remembering to express what’s uniquely yours. Each of us has a unique “song” or gift to offer the world. Your song is meant to be sung by you and heard by others. No one else can sing this song but you, and your song is medicine for the healing of the planet. Like whales, you can choose to access information about the future when you go into a meditative state. Whales teach us to look at where we came from and where we are headed. Knowing that our past helps shape our future, we can remember to make positive choices regarding our lives, the environment, and our world. Like whales, we can remember to stay awake and actively engaged in a universe that supports and sustains us. When we express ourselves and share our unique gifts, we add our wisdom and vibration to the planet.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50602.
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The Importance of Napping
Restorative Slumber

by Madisyn Taylor

A short nap during the afternoon is common in many countries and can provide an energy boost and clearer senses.


As we focus on the many obligations we gladly undertake in order to create the lives we want, sleep is often the first activity that we sacrifice. We’re compelled by both external and internal pressures to be productive during many of our waking hours. While this can lead to great feats of accomplishment, it also disrupts the body’s natural cycles and leaves us craving rest. Napping represents a pleasurable remedy to this widespread sleep deprivation. Though judged by many as a pastime of little children or the lazy, the need for a nap is a trait that all mammals share and an acceptable part of the day in many countries. It is also a free and effortless way to improve our health and lift our spirits. A nap is relaxing and can improve our mood, vision, reflexes, and memory.

Lack of sleep, whether ongoing or the result of a single night’s wakefulness, puts stress on the body and mind. It can negatively impact your physical and mental health. At one time, napping was considered a natural part of life. In the past hundred years, however, electricity and modern conveniences have provided us with more time to engage in personal and professional activities. Consequently there is now less time for sleep. A mere ten minutes of sleep in the middle of the day can leave you feeling more cheerful and alert. A half-hour long nap can sharpen your senses and refresh your energy reserves, and a shorter nap can even sustain you through a long day. Napping can help you make up for lost sleep and serves as a supplement to your usual sleep schedule. You may need to give yourself permission to nap by making naptime a part of your day.

Feelings of guilt about napping or being preoccupied with other activities can keep you awake when you are trying to take a nap. If you need help, surround yourself with soft pillows and blankets or soothing music. Try to take a nap at the same time each day and use an alarm clock to ensure that you don’t fall into too deep a sleep. Learning to nap and enjoying its benefits can help you reclaim your natural right to nap. You nourish your being every time you take a nap.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50601.
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Talismans
Objects of Power

by Madisyn Taylor

Having a talisman imbued with your intention is yet another tool you can use to assist you in your journey.


For millennia, mankind has found peace and solace in objects of significance. When cleansed and consecrated through ritual, such objects – be they gems, amulets, herbs, or written words – become talismans. A talisman is any item imbued with a specific power by its bearer to serve a specific intention. Ancient Egyptians used massive stone tablets as healing talismans while the Greeks and Romans used lead talismans to communicate with the spirit realm. Traditionally, a talisman acts to anchor energy in the physical plane. That energy may be protective in nature or may be intended to draw abundance, wealth, or a wide variety of blessings to its user. Today, a talisman may be made of wood, metal, paper, stone, or natural elements such as plants. Often, talismans are small enough to be easily worn or carried, and they may be marked with words or symbols that the talisman’s owner deems meaningful.

Creating and owning a talisman can reassure you and also serve to aide you in attracting what you want in life. You may use your talisman to help you attain health, security, or good luck. Or you may simply want to carry an object with you that will remind you of your search for soulful tranquility. In order to create a talisman, you must first determine its physical properties. This can be as innocuous as a strip of paper bearing the word “Love” and carried in a wooden box or cloth sack. You may prefer a more visible talisman, such as a metal amulet or a gemstone worn as jewelry. Before your object becomes a talisman, however, it must be charged. This can be done by cleansing the object – with water or with incense – and holding a ritual of your own making. Or, you can leave the object in moonlight or sunlight or bury it in the earth for a time. To preserve its effectiveness, talismans should be reconsecrated regularly.

Almost any object can be transformed into a talisman of protection, good fortune, health, love, or serenity. It may be strung on a cord and hung around the neck, worn on a belt, or carried in a purse or pocket. But the physical properties of the talisman are not as important as the intention of its bearer. If you are grounded in your desires, your talisman will give you a focal point that you can concentrate on to affirm your intention and help you achieve your goals.

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Nine Ways to Help Others Awaken to Consciousness
Expanding Their Vision

by Madisyn Taylor

By simply being yourself, you can help the people in your life see a living example of consciousness.


1. Living by your values allows you to become a positive source of inspiration for others. Don’t hide – express yourself and embrace life without reservation. By simply being yourself, you can help the people in your life see how one person can make a difference by being a living example of consciousness.

2. When you communicate your views, do so casually and in a nondogmatic manner. Allow the people you speak with to ask questions. Offer only as much information as they are ready to hear.

3. Igniting the spark of consciousness can be as easy as giving someone a gift. A favorite book, a medicine bag, or a beautiful gemstone can pique your loved ones’ curiosity and prompt them to begin an exploration of the soul.

4. Teaching a friend, relative, or colleague to meditate or chant can put them on the path to consciousness while simultaneously reducing their stress levels.

5. Others may want to know more about living consciously but are unsure of how to begin. Starting a discussion group – even a virtual one – can help you reach out to individuals that are eager to learn.

6. By recognizing and acknowledging the inherent value in everyone you encounter, you can teach them how to value others. Sometimes, the easiest way to encourage people – even challenging ones - to respect others is to respect them first.

7. Invite people from your personal and professional lives to join you in attending a ceremony or ritual. The experience may touch them in a profound way or introduce them to a new spiritual path.

8. Casually point out the interconnectedness of all living beings using concrete, everyday examples. Many people are unaware of how their actions affect the world and are intrigued when they learn of the power they hold.

9. Introduce your loved ones to conscious living in a lighthearted and enjoyable way. Serve delicious organic recipes at gatherings, volunteer as a group, and show them how wonderful it can feel to be truly aware and connected to the universe.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50599.
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Protect Yourself from Control Dramas
Protect Yourself from Control Dramas

by Dr. Jody Janati

The following is an excerpt from the "Protect Yourself from Control Dramas" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

What is a Control Drama?

A control drama, as coined by James Redfield in his book, “The Celestine Prophecy,” is played by anyone who is feeling low on power or energy, to manipulate and steal the energy of another. Control dramas are unconscious strategies all people use to gain power or energy from another person and to essentially, “get their way with others.” We get our way with others by making them pay attention to us and then elicit a certain reaction from them to make ourselves feel fulfilled. The positive feelings we gain are won at the expense of the other person and this often causes imbalance and drama in our interpersonal relationships.

Most of us have a dominant control drama in which we engage in automatically, without even realizing what we are doing and to what extent and expense. Your need to defend and engage in defensive responses with someone means you are caught in a control drama and you will thus, “react.” When you start to become aware of your dominant control drama and can recognize it in action, you can start to hone it and make better choices in your responses to others. Likewise, once you understand how others use control dramas to make you react, you can refrain from engaging in them and move on to more healthy resolution “responses.”

As you learn more about control dramas, you will realize you are already quite familiar with them and this is because you have been exposed to a variety of people throughout your life and have had to test each of them to successfully navigate intense interactions. Most people will resort to the same control drama when feeling tested and are completely unaware of it and how others experience them during these episodes. And with awareness, comes change.
Awareness and recognition of a control drama allows you to break the cycle and choose to disconnect from it altogether. When a control drama isn’t controlling an interaction, you can “respond” more effectively and authentically to others. You will learn about four common control dramas people use to attract and defeat others. You will also discover there are many effective ways to approach others during difficult interactions. Knowing you have choices during difficult interactions with others, allows you to live a drama free life and helps you find your “conversation peace.”

The Language within a Control Drama Lacks Accountability

When defensiveness is present in a conversation, it is likely your control drama will start to emerge. People feel the most defensive when messages of evaluation, control, hidden agendas, superiority, guilt, certainty and lack of emotion are present. In other words, these messages cause us to feel anxious or threatened; we don’t trust the people around us; we receive messages that we are being evaluated; we receive hints to change your behavior; the messages we receive tend to have a hidden agenda, which is often coupled with guilt; the person/people we interact with act superior; there is a feeling of receiving messages of "certainty" when the speaker is delivering his/her ideas or opinions.

If you listen carefully to a conversation in the midst of defensiveness, where control dramas have surfaced, you will notice you can often hear and feel excuses being made. Excuses are often disguised and will, more than likely, come in the form of detailed explanations, emotions, denials, accusations, example giving and defensive nonverbal behavior [eye rolling, dramatic sighing]. Of course we all find ourselves engaged in this kind of communication during delicate moments and it is quite normal to choose to respond this way when we are feeling defensive. However, these forms of “excuse making,” keep the issue/problem unresolved, active and “on the table.” In other words, an Excuse = Blaming. When you don’t take ownership for an issue, whether you are right or wrong, then the issue and the control drama remain active.

Communicating with Accountability Stops an Active Control Drama

Assertive communication contains a tone of accountability and puts the issue/problem in the “past.” In other words Accountability = Ownership. Ownership stops the blame game and stifles control dramas. It is noteworthy to mention here that control dramas are also present in mindless gossip about others. When we talk about other people, even when they are not present, we tend to allow defensiveness back into the conversation. If you pay close attention to gossip, you will hear messages that contain opinions, emotions, judgments and blame moving to the forefront of the conversation and this allows conflict to stay active or even worse, it adds fuel to the drama.

How to Communicate with an Accountable and Drama Free Message

Below are the components needed when constructing an accountable and drama free message. If these components are present in your message to another during a difficult conversation, the conversation will be more balanced and thus more effective. You will then be able to, more readily, put the issue in the “past.”

P - Be sure to include a Polite and Professional introduction and maintain this tone throughout the interaction. “I hope this email finds you well. I have been thinking about you since our last interaction.”
A - Be willing to Apologize for anything in which you are responsible, verbally Agree with one or more of their talking points, and find a quality or behavior of theirs you can Appreciate and Admire it aloud. “I have come to realize it was wrong of me to talk poorly about our work processes to anyone other than our team and I apologize for doing so. Please know I realize how much time you put into these projects and appreciate your hard work.”
S - Tell them how you intend to/plan to Solve the issue at hand or ask them directly what can be done to resolve it. “Next time I will…” “How would you like me to handle discrepancies with our work orders as we move forward?”
T - Thank them for the opportunity to meet/communicate and Target a positive interpersonal message. “Thank you for hearing me out; I am glad we discussed this issue because I enjoy working with you and want us to be on the same page.”

Common Feelings and Needs

Most people have the same basic desire to get along with others and live a drama free life. Knowing this we can choose to communicate with others on a basic human level pertaining to our needs. One’s personal truth can be most easily recognized as a feeling. Your feelings can directly help you define and understand your needs. When you choose to interact with others from an authentic place, you choose to openly express your feelings and your needs with them. In other words, you choose to be accountable and responsible for your intentions, requests, actions and words.

You can choose to use a feeling/need sequence when resistance presents itself in a conversation. Most people are inspired to find resolution when mutual understanding is present. Mutual understanding is created when open expression, where each person shares his/her true feelings and needs [intentions], is included. People feel the most supported and non-defensive when messages are solution oriented and spontaneous, rather than premeditated. In other words, supportive messages cause us to feel equal, respected, understood, and accepted for who we are and how we experience the world around us.

How to Directly Apply a Feeling/Need Sequence

Learn to Say No with a Feeling/Need Sequence

Acknowledge the other’s Feelings, “I can see you are excited about your new job selling insurance and that it is going well for you..." State Your Position, “I am happy with my current insurance provider and am not interested in changing providers at this time." Say No, “So thank you so much for thinking of me and no, I am not interested in purchasing insurance from you right now.”

Manage Disruptive Behavior with a Feeling/Need Sequence

“I am feeling overwhelmed because everyone seems to be talking at once and I need you to hear what I am saying so we all understand the task before us.”

Respond to Emotions with a Feeling/Need Sequence

"So you are feeling anxious about the move and need to know more about how it will be conducted?”

Offer Praise with a Feeling/Need Sequence

Tell the person what they did specifically, how it made you feel and what need it met for you: “I noticed you traded toys with your sister and it made me feel very proud of you because we value sharing in this family.”

Solve a Problem with a Feeling/Need Sequence

“Can we back up for a minute? I feel confused about what we are doing and need to understand it from a big picture point of view first.”

Respond to another’s Anger with a Feeling/Need Sequence

“I can see you are feeling deceived and need to know what was specifically said in your absence.”

Compromise with a Feeling/Need Sequence

“I am feeling stuck on this issue and need to know you are committed to attending these meetings. Can you agree to email me when you know you are going to be absent?”

Ask for What You Want with a Feeling/Need Sequence

“I feel confident about my decision to change jobs and need to know what you need to make this work for our family.”

Exercise: They Say Hindsight is 20/20

Create a list containing the names of your closest family members and friends. After each name, write the first few words [adjectives or action verbs] that come to mind when you think of this person. Next, describe how you feel around them during tense interactions. Do you have a name you call him/her behind his/her back, such as "drama lama" or "drill sergeant?" This could be a good indicator of how you experience them in general. Note who you feel the most comfortable and uncomfortable around, when having to visit for longer periods of time. Hindsight may be 20/20!

For more information visit:
Protect Yourself from Control Dramas

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Past Life Regression
Memories of the Soul

by Madisyn Taylor

The effects of a past life can manifest in your current life in many ways but should be used as a tool, not an excuse.


Inside our subconscious lie our memories from past lives. Though we seldom remember even having lived these past lives, the experiences we had living them have had a hand in shaping who we are today. The effects of a past life can manifest in a later lifetime in many ways - phobias, self-limiting beliefs, physical problems, or innate creative abilities. Violence, death, and trauma in a past life may show up as fear, uncontrollable anger, or low self-esteem in this one, while positive experiences from an earlier lifetime may cause you to feel strongly drawn to certain people, places, or objects without knowing why.

Many people turn to past life regression therapists to revisit their past lives. Past life regression allows you to recall the memories and emotions associated with a past life that continue to exert an influence over your present reality. You may not have even been aware that these experiences are still affecting you today. Past life regression therapy can offer you a unique opportunity to reconnect with these memories so you can understand them and free yourself.

To discover more about your past lives, consider keeping a notebook where you can record anything that could be a memory from a different lifetime. You may also feel drawn to a particular period in history, a seemingly unfamiliar locale, or a new person you’ve met who seems oddly familiar. Pick a time and choose a place where you can relax. Envision your body being filled with healing white light. Remember that nothing you see or hear will harm you. Ask yourself what you hope to achieve through regression and connect with your inner vision. Observe what you see without judgment. When you are done, think about how what you experienced relates to your present life. There may be beliefs from a past life that you are still operating under but are now ready to let go of. The significance of your past life memory may not be immediately obvious until much later. You can make the most of your past lives by learning from them. While past life regression can be an exciting journey, it is not a substitute for living in the present where we are most needed right here and now.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50597.
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Riding the Wave of Life
Staying Afloat

by Madisyn Taylor

While riding the wave of life you must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion.


Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe’s flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life’s high and low points. The universe’s flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal effort. Riding the wave, however, is not a passive experience. It is an active process that requires you to be attentive, centered, and awake. You must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion.

Because life is dynamic and always changing, it is when we try to make the wave stand still or resist its direction that we are likely to get pulled under by its weight. If you try to move against the wave, you may feel as if you are trapped by it and have no control over your destiny. When you reach a low point while riding the wave and find your feet touching bottom, remember to stay standing so that you can leap forward along with the wave the next time it rises. Trying to resist life’s flow is a losing proposition and costly because you waste energy.

Riding the wave allows you to move forward without expending too much of your own efforts. When you ride the wave, you are carried by it and your head can “stay above water” as you go wherever it takes you. It can be difficult to trust the universe and let go of the urge to fight life’s flow, and you may find it easier to ride the wave if you can stay calm and relaxed. Riding the wave will always take you where you need to go.
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Purpose
Evolution through Exploration


Dear Friends,

A few days ago I released my newest guided meditation titled, Meditation for Forgiveness, and it went straight to #1 on Amazon in both the New Age and Spoken Word sections, and #1 on iTunes in the New Age category. (Thank you for that!) Many people draw a line in the sand when it comes to forgiveness as they just don't want to face it. What I love about the forgiveness process is that it sets you free in ways you can't even imagine. This lovely meditation begins with a relaxation session and then I gently guide you on a journey through nature where we use the cleansing power of the fire element to begin your forgiveness process. I have had so much personal experience with the process of forgiving that I wanted to share it with you so that you too may heal the wounds that bind you.

Be well,

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Humans for the most part are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is and it must be found through exploration.


Most living things belong to a particular soul group and are born knowing their purpose in life. An animal will spend its day foraging for food, taking care of itself and its young, and creating a home. No one tells an animal to do this, yet it instinctively knows how. Humans, for the most part, are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is.

Purpose gives our life meaning. When you discover your purpose, you can live your life with intention and make choices that serve your objective for why you are here on the planet. Finding your purpose is not always easy. You must embrace life wholeheartedly, explore many different pathways, and allow yourself to grow.
Your purpose is as unique as you are and will evolve as you move through life. You don’t need anyone’s permission to fulfill your purpose, and no one can tell you what that purpose is. Finding and fulfilling your purpose can be a lifelong endeavor. To figure out what your purpose is, ask yourself what drives you – not what forces you out of bed in the morning, but what makes you glad to be alive. Make a list of activities that you wish you were involved in or think about a career path that you would love to embark upon. These are the endeavors that can help you fulfill your purpose and bring you the most satisfaction.


Picture yourself working on projects that don’t interest you or fulfill your purpose, yet they help satisfy your basic survival needs. Imagine how living this way each day would make you feel. Next, picture yourself devoting your time to projects that spark your imagination, inspire, excite, and satisfy you. More often than not, these activities are some of the ways that you can fulfill your life purpose. Time spent on these endeavors will never feel like a waste. Live your life with purpose, and you will feel significant and capable because every action you take and each choice you make will have meaning to it.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50595.
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Finding Your Next Step in Life
The Most Fulfilling Road

by Madisyn Taylor

It is when you are willing to listen to yourself and be fearless that figuring out your next step becomes easy.


Our lives are made up of a complex network of pathways that we can use to move from one phase of life to the next. For some of us, our paths are wide, smooth, and clearly marked. Many people, however, find that they have a difficult time figuring out where they need to go next. Determining which “next step” will land you on the most direct route to fulfillment and the realization of your life purpose may not seem easy.

There are many ways to discover what the next step on your life path should be. If you are someone who seeks to satisfy your soul, it is vital that you make this inquiry. Often, your inner voice will counsel you that it’s time for a change, and it is very important to trust yourself because only you know what is best for you. Personal growth always results when you let yourself expand beyond the farthest borders of what your life has been so far. When figuring out what your next step will be, you may want to review your life experiences. The choices you’ve made and the dreams you’ve held onto can give you an idea of what you don’t want to do anymore and what you might like to do next. It is also a good idea to think about creative ways you can use your skills and satisfy your passions. Visualizing your perfect future and making a list of ways to manifest that future can help you choose a logical next step that’s in harmony with your desires. Meditation, journal writing, taking a class, and other creative activities may inspire you and provide insight regarding the next step in life that will bring you the most satisfaction.

It is when you are willing to listen to yourself and be fearless that figuring out your next step becomes easy. Beneath the fear and hesitation and uncertainty lies your inner knowing that always knows which step you need to take next. If you can allow the taking of your next step to be as easy as putting one foot in front of the next, you’ll notice that your next step is always the one that is right in front of you. All you have to do is put one foot forward and on the ground.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50594.
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The Weight of Objects
Clearing a Space for Change

by Madisyn Taylor

We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure, when in reality they are cluttering our lives.


In life, we tend to have an easier time acquiring possessions than we do getting rid of them. Just as we harbor emotional baggage that is difficult to let go of, our lives can tend to be filled with material objects that we may feel compelled to hold on to. Most people are not conscious of how much they own and how many of their possessions are no longer adding value to their life. They fiercely hold on to material objects because this makes them feel secure or comfortable. While it’s true that the ownership of “stuff” can make you feel good for awhile, it seldom satisfies the deep inner longings that nearly everyone has for fulfillment and satisfaction. It is only when we are ready to let go of our baggage and be vulnerable that it becomes possible to recognize the emotional hold that our possessions can have on us.

It’s not uncommon to hold on to material objects because we are attached to them or fear the empty spaces that will remain if we get rid of them. Giving away the souvenirs from a beloved voyage may feel like we are erasing the memory of that time in our life. We may also worry that our loved ones will feel hurt if we don’t keep the gifts they’ve given us. It’s easy to convince ourselves that unused possessions might come in handy someday or that parting with them will cause you emotional pain. However, when your personal space is filled with objects, there is no room for anything new to enter and stay in your life. Your collection of belongings may “protect” you from the uncertainties of an unknown future while keeping you stuck in the past. Holding on to unnecessary possessions often goes hand in hand with holding on to pain, anger, and resentment, and letting go of your material possessions may help you release emotional baggage.

When you make a conscious decision to fill your personal space with only the objects that you need or bring you joy, your energy level will soar. Clearing your personal space can lead to mental clarity and an improved memory. As you learn to have a more practical and temporary relationship to objects, positive changes will happen, and you’ll have space to create the life that you desire.

www.dailyom.com/articles/2015/50593.
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