Posted in Divine universe, Enlightenment, Inspiration

Winter Solstice – Yule

May the longest night and the shortest day, bring rest to your mind and soul, I pray. May you find guidance and may you find peace, as the cycle of light slowly increases.

Embrace the magic that the darkness bears, breath deep in the chill and shift in the air. May you always be blessed with the light from within, and may well-being be yours as the new cycle begins.

Happy Winter Solstice ❄️

Posted in Energy healing, Reiki

Reiki healing 12/20/2020

Our Reiki healing was at 528 Hz tonight for a whole body regeneration. It was performed to include emotional and physical healing for the entire body.

528 Hz is associated with repairing DNA, stimulating love, restoring equilibrium and inducing deep inner peace. It is the frequency that is central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation.” Known as the miracle tone it is said to bring remarkable and extraordinary changes.

I hope you wake refreshed and at peace my friends. May your heart rejoice and may you feel loved and valued.

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with this amazing gift?

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Self help

Your Mission

Have you ever wondered what your mission is here on earth? It’s safe to say it is a question we all have asked ourselves at some point. As humans we need purpose, a reason, something tangible that we can focus on and pursue. I’ve used to ask myself the same, seemingly going around in circles, never coming to a conclusion or an answer. Maybe there wasn’t one at that time and I merely continued on, plugging away, accepting this to be the truth. I don’t ask that much anymore, and I go more with the flow of things instead. I believe that just the right information and what I need will be revealed to me at the perfect time. It sounds easy no doubt, but walking this path is often hard and there are hiccups along the way and rocky terrain. I am just coming out of a rocky section and I am slowly remembering these words, readjusting my own focus and direction. Tonight’s reiki healing will further help promote and strengthen this well being. I will prepare throughout the day and scan myself for any negative residue before connecting with you in the energetic. See you tonight.

But before I go, let’s take one more look at our mission. It was later in life that I learned a little more about it. My mission and this is the conclusion I have drawn. Part of our mission on earth is to master our thoughts, our vibrations, our frequency, so that we can move through all of life with more ease. It’s a complex concept and yet it sounds so simple, making perfect sense. It is work in progress, filled with experiences and learning way beyond the classroom. Some of our most important knowledge is not learned in schools, but in the path of our lives. Schools are important and teach us the smarts of how to become successful. How to be happy and be a different kind of successful and at peace with life and our mission comes from a different kind of source and is something not taught in schools. Most likely we wouldn’t be ready to learn these lessons then without the experiences that accumulate over the course of a lifetime.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you been able to define your mission and what it is?

Posted in Inspiration, Self care

Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals Phoebe Garneworthy @lost_nowhere & Rhapsody Bohème

Maybe it’s time for the morning ritual post after all. Things are still not perfect after yesterday, but today seems like a good time to follow some of this advice and speed up my recovery out of the rut.

Mornings have become a sacred time for me and it wasn’t always so. I used to sleep later and basically missed watching the day slowly come to life. I didn’t get up that late, 8 or 9 AM but usually by then, the day was well on it’s way already with all the hustle and bustle. My Cinnamon Girl (puppy) is getting me up earlier these days and although rough at first, I have gotten used to it and even have come to like it.

I love the soft light in the morning, casting it’s beautiful glow and warmth’s through the patio glass door. You might find us snuggling up in front of it to soak up a few rays, or just sipping coffee. Well, me at least, not the puppy.

I remember growing up in Germany as a child. On school days, every minute it took get ready in the morning was calculated so I could stay as late as possible in bed, lol. It’s been years I have given that ion and I rather get up earlier so I can somewhat ease into the day. But lately this has taken on a whole new level. To be exact, over the past month, since Cinnamon came into my life. She is teaching me to enjoy my morning time even more. To start each day with laughter and cuddles and peace in my heart. She fills a space that was a black hole for many years.

I can’t help but to sit here and realize how important it has been for me to start my days the best way I can. To be calm and awake. To be mindful, to cleanse, set my intentions and manifest. Here are a few morning rituals that might help you set your day as well.

Cleanse and refresh – drink water or take a shower or bath

Attract abundance – write down 3 things you are grateful for

Connect mindfully – inhale and exhale five deep breaths

Ignite clarity and creativity – burn candles, incense or oils

Self heal – meditate for 10-30 minutes

Be open to change – stretch your body with yoga or dance

Manifestations – write down your goals / intentions for the day

Nurture with self love – go for a walk in nature

🙏🏼Namaste

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Life

Seeking “Emotional perspective”

The energy remains strong for me and something has definitely shifted. It’s the end of the line, an unwillingness to continue on said path, unable to be unhappy, any longer, sad, the change that’s been lingering, slowly approaching, the put up and shut up moment or the do something about it and finally face it moment, regardless of whatever the consequences might be. It’s been coming for awhile, years even, but the intensity has grown to unbearable degrees, and is overwhelming most of the times. It’s exactly how it needs to be, because otherwise it’ll just continue like business as usual.

I’m sure there are many of you who feel the same, whatever the circumstances may be, and I know that you understand exactly what it is that I am talking about. There comes a final point of no return and mine comes very very late with too much patience and endurance. My fuse is way too long, much too patient, even in my own opinion.

I had a great post scheduled for today with morning rituals and affirmations. A great way to start the day, and yet that’s not really what’s going on in my world today. It’s hard to spread cheer when you feel down, I’m not gonna lie, and I rather be honest than feel like I am not authentic to myself, including my feelings and needs. Sure I could have let it post anyways and not worry, but somehow it feels like a fraud, a pretending, a cover up, masking the emotions when in reality they need to be acknowledged. Since writing is a great outlet and because it is my belief that others, maybe even you struggle as well, I feel this would be more relatable and needed.

Something was off this morning and I’m not surprised since I went to bed irritated and upset the night before. What was suppose to be an early night with plenty of rest, I needed so badly, turned out to be a overly noisy one that ended up keeping me awake for hours. So much for going the bed early, but hey…eventually I fell asleep. Nothing out of the ordinary happened once I got up, and there was nothing really to trigger anything, besides a message from Germany that my aunts condition (fighting Covid) is hopeless and the doctors told the family to prepare for the worst. And now that I actually put it into words, it might have been the icing on the cake and one of the exact things that pushed me over and into an emotional tailspin. There was something else, but I think my feelings were related to underlying fear and a sense of having reached a crossroads I can no longer pass up.

Soon I felt down, out and emotional. Overwhelmed and sad. Scared and worried. Holding on to my thoughts, keeping it in, trying to be a better person, avoiding judgement. Fear paid me another visit and the once too long fuse was running out of patience. I recognized the feelings and yet I couldn’t sort them. I knew they had to surface and I knew that most likely I’d say something I regret later, if I choose or was pushed to talk about it. I always do when it happens and while it does relieve pressure, it also leaves me feeling like an awful person, especially when this pressure releases to the ones that love me unconditionally. It leaves me feeling ashamed of myself. Yes, I know that I am not perfect and I am not trying to be. But I do try to spread hope and inspiration, despite of having days myself when the goblins come out and shake up my world. Today was such a day.

I felt I needed a good cry and I wish the tears could freely flow across my face, washing it all away. But this is not so and due to a medical condition, the tears don’t come, but the pain remains. I know I will be ok, I’m always are. After all this is a warriors journey like I called it so myself. One day I will no longer have to be this darn strong all the time, but until then I nod my head, embarrassed and all and just say “today was an off day and I’m sorry.”

If you relate or have felt lows, out of character experiences, sadness, depression or whatever struggle, please know you are not alone. Please know that it will pass. See it for what it is, digest it and pick up your shield once more. This I am telling to myself and to you and I know we will overcome once more.

Posted in Challenges, Inspiration, Life

Forged by Fire

This picture came about earlier this year at Cathedral Gorge State Park. Walking through the narrows, the sun came through the cracks illuminating the walls like fire. It was an amazing experience and one of my most favorite places this summer, although there have been too many to count. I will write a post about visiting and detailing this amazing journey soon, so you can join me vicariously and see for yourself. Until then, here is a little taste and teaser with the picture above.

It was this picture and this journey, my journey in particular, a journey that was developing over the recent years but mostly in 2020. It stood out, a perfect pair to a quote I just read. And you know what a sucker for quotes I am. They seem to find me at the perfect time, always speaking to me in magical ways. I love to come across one that just whips a smile onto my face and leaves me sitting there nodding and marveling to myself.

“Forged by Fire” was the next piece that seemed to be a fitting title. Standing next to the wall, it looked like lava was coming down. Add the quote below and a metaphorical meaning was born for me. It reminds me that great things are born from struggles, adversity and the fire. When things get tough (hot) and we are tested and forged, molded into a new version, a stronger self. This seldom happens without scars and without force. The challenge is to see the beauty in it despite the hardship. This picture reminds me of such a theory and the quote.

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.”

~Hannah Gadsby

Posted in Animals, Furry Friends, Healing

Cuddle bug

This little Cuddle bug is never too far from my side. This particular picture was taken at night during low light, but despite it’s poor quality it makes up in cuteness, that’s for sure. Here we were, cuddling in t recliner, just spending some quality time being close. She often lays and sleeps on her back, feet sticking straight into the air. She is a good ball with unique traits that often just make you laugh out loud. Just like people, animals too, are unique and special in their own ways. It’s fun discovering and letting these traits unfold, learning a little more at a time and see what this little body and beautiful heart is all about.

She picks up on the vibrations/emotions around her and knows just when to snuggle up and give some extra lovin’. Especially during the last days, I was very grateful to touch and pet her, to soothe my aching heart and mind. At times just laying my hand on her side or back, it feels as if an energy transfer is taking place where either energy flows from me to her or vice versa. It is very comforting and soothing to say the least. It’s a silent pact that everything is going to be ok, that you have each other’s back, and protect the other with your life. Yes it can and is all of that. Have you ever felt a relationship like this with an animal?

Posted in Life, Mother nature, words

Ambedo

Welcome to new word Monday on a Tuesday and the New moon made me do it.

Today’s word describes how I felt last week while learning that my Uncle in Germany passed away from Covid.

Ambedo (n) a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details – raindrops skittering down a window, which in my case was droplets and water on the shower glass door. It could be clouds of cream in your coffee, clouds passing you by, and really anything, that leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life.

While we carry on with our business as usual most of the time, we are also visited with reminders, just how delicate, complex and fragile we truly are. Something could go wrong at any moment, no two days are alike and what was yesterday may not be our tomorrow. Each day is a precious gift. For us and those who get to enjoy our company. More than ever I am totally tuned in to this precious gift and it’s awareness.

I have made a big effort to stay in such a awareness. To not it let it go until another tragedy strikes where I am reminded of my own mortality, but to stay in its awareness and realize that my time is not guaranteed. Not to the point where it consumes or scared me, but to a point of constant and consistent gratefulness and appreciation of living yet another day.

“Don’t sweat the small stuff”, has a whole new meaning and believe me that one day you will see that most of what you were sweating was the small stuff. In another context it is the small stuff that will add up some day and become the big stuff. So don’t take it for granted and take moment to admire the beautiful sunset. Somehow I have always known this and while I feel that I have always tried to stay aware, another level has been made available to deepen this awareness further, making it even more profound.

The way I do this is to marvel more. To stop and like they say “smell the roses.” Have you done this lately, touched a actual flower bud, felt it’s texture and saw it’s beauty? I try to see each day with new eyes, discovering the world like a child must see things for the first time. Innocent and in wonder and amazement. I try to make each day count in some way, doing something special, nurturing my soul the best I can. I am gentle with myself these days. I am entering my crone years.

I just thought of something neat that I might actually do myself. Most of us have phones that can quickly snap a picture of something, anytime, anywhere.

  • “What if you captured only one picture per day. Something that brought a smile, something that touched your heart. Put it in a special folder on your phone that you can pull up every time you need a little pick me up. At the end of the year you can arrange your pictures into a photo book and print it out. Looking back, smiling in gratitude, never taking for granted the beauty of each day. How cool would that be?”
  • Posted in Astrology, Inspiration, Moon

    December new moon and total eclipse

    Photo credit: Google

    We are moving “new word” Monday to Tuesday this week to make room for the last new moon of 2020. It’s also a total solar eclipse. It is said that the portal to the new world is opening on December the 14th, but what exactly does that mean to us?

    Many have felt a heightened sense in emotions and energy over the last couple of weeks. Things we just can’t pinpoint, understand, explain, or put our finger on a 100%. Some of us have been more emotional, crying for no apparent reason, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, vulnerable and more fragile. Others grasp on to whatever they can for a glimpse of something positive, something that can carry themselves through the rough sea. And yet others are on the brink with hope, faith, and optimism that has dwindled into dangerously low reserves. You are definitely not alone here. After everything 2020 has thrown at most of us, it’s no wonder we feel off balance a little.

    Personally and like so many of you, I hold on to the positives and choose to believe that everything is as it needs to be. It is said that the Sagittarius new moon is to flip the lens, helping us review life from a philosophical perspective. A lofty goal for a year that has tested our emotional resilience and empathy. However, Sagittarius is the eternal seeker and student of the zodiac.

    A question from the new moon: What are we meant to learn from this? In what ways did we grow? Are there lessons still to apply?

    Perhaps the answer is not easy and a difficult subject. Perhaps the answer is not likely to come from the usual sources. The December 2020 Sagittarius new moon and total solar eclipse gives us an opportunity to turn inward. Metaphorically, this is “lights out” for a moment that forces us to “see” with other senses besides our vision. What do you see when you turn inward? You might see your year like a movie reel rolling in front of your eyes. Perhaps there are things to I would change, but make sure you also acknowledge how far you have come. That you see and give thanks for the battles you have fought, the victories, big and small that have led you to this very moment. Maybe you have an epiphany about how to redesign your entire support system. So when you hear of a new world, it could be as simple as that. You might compare it with a New Years resolution, a promise you’ve made yourself, a goal you’ve set, a new found motivation, anything that is changing your life, allowing a new world to emerge. With it you change your vibration, closely matching the energy of this new world. You see the new world, the universe, our guardian angels and guides want us all to succeed and do great things with our life. They love is unconditionally and are always in our corner, rooting for us.

    Here are a few ways you can tap into the visionary energy of the new moon and the total solar eclipse.

    • Redesign your sense of adventure. While restrictions have drastically affected our ability to travel, we have to dig deep on that one and get creative. Perhaps it’s taking up a new hobby without comprising your safety, or something like that. Get as wild as you can and want to. Maybe it’s time to take these online belly dancing classes after all. I will touch on that once more.
    • Reach out across “differences” and divides. Make the effort to connect to someone outside of your usual circle. And not in a superficial way!
    • Become a media maven or mogul. Maybe it’s time to open that Etsy shop, check out Lulu.com or Amazon’s createSpace. Maybe it’s time to discover your inner Picasso. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at.
    • Free your hips. More belly dancing anyone? Stiff hips can increase the load on the spine, cause back pain, and limit our overall range of motion. Yogis believe that the hips are the storage center for pent up feelings about control. Another reason to drop the control freak habits. Freeing them can bring amazing release, both physically and emotionally. Kundalini yoga is perfect to add to your list.
    • Let yourself be a little extra. Shed self consciousness and push your limits, in the name of fun and fearless expression. Don’t worry about being “too much.” When you’re fully self expressed, it creates a gap between you and other people, giving them something to rise up to. Sure they might laugh or be shocked at first, but they’ll soon be inspired by your courage and authenticity. And they’ll feel permission to be themselves too.
    • Download your dose of daily wisdom. “A quote a day, touches your heart in a special way.” Yeah, I made that up, but I’m sticking to it. Find your gurus both in and out of the “temple” or wherever it is you go looking. See the light of consciousness in every human. Better yet, be your own guru and have fun. 🙏🏼💙
    Posted in Energy healing, Inspiration, Reiki

    Reiki healing 12/13/2020

    The snow was silently falling this evening, covering the world in purity and innocence. Is was silent and peaceful and my wish for you was to find and feel this peace within your hearts. Our Reiki healing commenced during gentle music at 853 Hz to help let go of fear, overthinking and worries, to cleanse destructive energy and to awaken intuition.

    I started with lighting the candles and smudging the room with Palo Santo. It is known from the Native American tribes as the holy wood, and is used to transmute darkness into light and abolish mala energy – the negative energy. Palo Santo does not just cleanse negativity, but transmutes it into positiv, magical energy. The energy is a mixture of love and light and soothes emotional scars. My wish for myself as well as for you.

    Tonight I felt called to hold in my non dominant hand (left) a large Selenite wand. Selenite further assists in cleansing stagnate, negative energy. It helps activate the third eye and crown chakra. At one point it left my hand and I allowed to rest right in the middle of my forehead, where it stayed until the end of our session. By the way if you ever wondered, our sessions usually last 30+ minutes. Selenite can help us connect to the angelic realms while promoting clarity of mind and radiating divine light.

    Today’s session was peaceful and I could feel a feeling of re instilled comfort flowing through my body. Again it became so obvious that what I started as a gift to you, is actually something I really need myself. Like all sessions I felt filled with love and light. It filled not only my chalice but was forwarded to you to keep you safe and sound.

    Today I dreamed of the silent snow falling outside. I was walking through a blanket of pure white, leaving the footsteps of my journey behind me. So many of you had come to participate in tonight’s healing and the snow softly landed on our hair and faces, and later stretched out arms. In silence we smiled at each other and words weren’t needed nor could they have conveyed what was felt within the heart. Tonight I walked up to each and every one of you and wrapped you in a blanket of light and love. This act and seeing myself doing this was symbolic of wrapping you up in care and warmth, in keeping you safe and sound for the new week ahead. I hope you sleep like a baby and wake refreshed and pampered, with a new pep in your step and a smile on your face.

    Namaste 🙏🏼💙