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A realization about happiness

Picture form earlier this year and another adventure.

I’m on the heels of realization today. The aha moments that sneak into our life’s and hopefully leave us feeling better, newly motivated and reassured that we are on track. You know what I’m talking about. Here are a few of such moments and maybe you find one or two you can relate to yourself.

You’re going to realize it one day – that happiness was never about your job, or your degree, or being in a relationship. Happiness was never about following in the footsteps, of all of those who came before you, it was never about being like others. One day, you’re going to see it – that happiness was always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and following it wherever it chose to go. Happiness as always about being kinder to yourself, it was always about embracing the person you were becoming. One day, you will understand that happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that happiness was never in the hands of other people. It was always about you. It was always about you. 🙏🏼💙

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Fear or love

Granted there is much going on in the world right now, but according to Deepak Chopra there are only two responses to the world.

Fear or love

We either choose fear, retreating from the world, isolating, and living within limits, or we can choose love, and believe in the positive, the good in all things, allowing ourselves to embrace adversity and grow. If we believe in possibilities, we eventually shed the restrictions, the stronghold that threatens to choke the life right out of us.

Fear or love, your life depends on which one you choose.

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Picture taken from google

The summer solstice, also known as Litha and “Midsummer” is the point of the year where the day is longest, and the sun shines at maximum strength. It’s an “in between” time of shifting seasons, and a chance to slip into another world, change the future, and rise to your full power.

Stonehenge is a popular place to celebrate the summer solstice, although this year will look a lot different with the lockdowns still in effect and the urge for social distancing. Astronomically there is much going on as well and it seems to fit right in with everything else that is going on in the world.

We have a solar eclipse on Sunday when the new moon will pass between the earth and the sun, blocking it out minus a fiery ring on the edges. Did I mention we have a new moon on Sunday? Set your intentions and manifest your wildest dreams. It’s also the day, if you are a cancer like me that the moon enters your birth sign. Being a moon child, I feel closer to the magical powers of the moon and feelings are intensified during this time. The path shines a little brighter with clarity this time around and there is a new found motivation and drive to chase my dreams. Oh, and we currently have a Mercury retrograde in effect until July 12th so no hasty decisions or contract binding choices should be made right now. So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed by all this energy, relax and remember that it is no wonder. See what parts you can pick out to embrace, to tilt your perception to the positive, and away from being overwhelmed.

The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere kicks off the official start of summer and the bounty of the harvest. It is linked to fertility, both of the plant and humans alike. “Plant the seeds to sow the flowers.” What are you planting in your life right now to sow the rewards later? This is an excellent time with so many energies combined.

Carpe Diem 🙏🏼

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Don’t wait

Picture: Google

Something has come across the radar this morning. A phenomenon that I have learned to interpret as no ordinary moments, but rather signs from the universe to nudge me along the path. I’m always amazed when it happens and it could be a quote, a message, a dream, hearing from someone you haven’t heard in a long time, various animals sightings and encounters on the trail, or something entirely else. Really anything goes and can be taken as a sign, a direct communication from the universe and spirit to guide you along. The quote I came across this morning said:

“Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.” ~Unknown

There was something familiar, something I already know but needed to be reminded of. A feeling of reassurance took over, followed by a slight head nod and smile. Its true and very relevant for our current times, for us all and for myself. We always wait, wait for better times, wait until we are financially more sound, we wait for the right moment, wait to wear that outfit for a special occasion and we forget that being alive, seeing another day is the special occasion. With that said, with the next not guaranteed to us, how an we truly afford to wait for anything? How can we embrace the “Carpe Diem” concept and seize the day, making the most out of our current time while giving little thought to the future? It’s a question we answer to ourselves and as long as you are happy with how things are going, it’s really all that matters.

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When the roots are deep

Awe, the constant struggle to balance it all. Whether you are working or not, or just like me spend your days trying to cram it all in, there seems to be never enough time, doesn’t it? There is always pros and cons, always two sides to look at something. I love that I have so many hobbies and a variety of things to do, a variety that constantly grows as my interests expand and I take on more skills. Yet there is still the same amount of time in a day and something always falls short. What a dilemma.

I need to find time to take more pictures and be still. I need to find more time for my energy healing and meditation state of mind to keep that inner balance. Even pursuing your hobbies and working against time can become stressful. I have been working hard at my Etsy shop and my days have been filled with creating goods and artifacts that I post on the shop or on my Facebook page Youniqua, or on Instagram under Youniqua2020, and most of the time on all of them in the hopes of getting exposure. It’s hard work trying to build a business and I’m grateful for every piece of feedback I get.

I remember taking this picture and I loved the whimsical feel. There was something magical in how the light was touching the delicate leaves and wood floor. It was another form of the creative process, almost like a scene out of a magic forest. A scene few might take the time to record or even see. It might look delicate and fragile but they say that when the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.

It’s a great reminder to stay grounded through the fragile phases. To not fear the wind and the storms, to hold on and to stay our ground.

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The power of our mind-frame

You may have seen this before, and if not it might be eye opening. I keep saying that these times are strange and so much more. I can’t help but wonder how everybody is doing out there. Is everyone ok, hanging in there, or barely holding on! I know these times bring different outcomes to all of us and some may be affected much harder then others. For myself I think it could be much worse than it is. Worse in general, can I even make such an assumption when hard working people lose their small business and every penny they invested into their dream goes up in flames? Worse, while you might find yourself separated, having no physical contact with the people you love. You may have lost someone close to you or know someone who did. Worse, when you spend sleepless nights wondering how long this will last, how to pay your bills and what to do when the savings run out. Maybe you never even had that, and food is hard to come by. Saying that things could be worse sounds like an ignorant statement to make, and perhaps it applies to me only, as I really can’t speak for anyone else, but truly hope that each and every one of you can say the same.

When I say worse for myself, I am grateful to have a roof over my head and my Mortgage has been deferred by three months. I have food on the table and don’t need to feel hunger pains. I am not behind on my finances and I am able to take this time to learn some new things, while working on coming out of this better than ever. I am an optimist and the glass is always half full. I am an empath and I am not oblivious to what’s going around me. I sense this big cloud of fear that hangs over us, that makes it hard to understand the reasons, hard to stay positive when the rug is being pulled out from under you. I am not here to tell you that’s it’s not all that bad, because it is and I have no clue what you are battling in your own world. I am not here to tell you to keep your head high, dismissing your issues as if they don’t exist, because some days I know the weight threatens to crush us all. But I am here to share what works for me and that is to keep positive the best you can. A positive mind is a powerful ally and if you can see the good in everything, you are definitely better off cutting down on the noise of that inner turmoil.

I’ve found an old saying that is a powerful play on how we perceive things. May it help and guide during this time and may you stay safe, truly feeling that it could be worse. Here it is…

Today was the absolute worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There is something good in every day

Because when you take a closer look

This world is a pretty evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.

And it’s not true that

It’s all in the mind and heart


True happiness can be obtained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality


My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that

Today was a good day.

Now from bottom to top ❤️

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Unconditional love and 8 pieces of wisdom

Unconditional love is something powerful and worth striving for. To live and let live, to love all without ulterior motives. To give with nothing and no expectations in return. To refrain from judgement and to respect and value our differences. Unconditional love is giving and understanding when opinions differ. It is an amazing gift and something that is work in progress. There will be times we slip, times someone or something will get under our skin and we act reactive, but it is then that we need to show ourselves a little unconditional love as well, and have the wisdom to recognize our dilemma, to correct our behavior and to move on. Forgiveness is another great piece that goes hand in hand with this. Forgiving others but also forgiving ourselves.

Unconditional love doesn’t require perfect but it requires pure intentions and a pure heart. A genuine desire and something you feel deeply drawn to within your heart and every fiber of your being. Mistakes will be made and here are 8 pieces of wisdom that might help you along.

  1. Words are powerful, use them wisely.
  2. People come and go, but the right ones stay.
  3. You are doing enough even if it doesn’t feel like it.
  4. Failure is when you don’t try.
  5. Random acts of kindness make everyone feel better.
  6. Live for today, not for tomorrow.
  7. Never look back, there is nothing there for you
  8. Overthinking kills happiness.

With unconditional love in our hearts, we do have some control. Control is something important to many, something that helps us feel involved in the progress. Maybe you can pick the one thing that speaks to you and try it out for a day. Maybe you monitor your progress, jotting down your overall observations and what helped. Feel yourself empowered and in control, leaving a trail of unconditional love and wisdom as you move on. Feel a great sense of fulfillment, being a light, a rock for someone else in these trying times. Your light is shining brightly, let’s share this beautiful glow. 🙏🏼

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Millions of Years

Photo taken from Pinterest

While spending time in nature recently, a beautiful dragonfly flew into my hair. I could feel her touch on the top of my head, and immediately I knew this wasn’t an ordinary moment. For a moment she just sat there, and so did I….

I saw her fly towards me, but never in a million years did I imagine she would land on my head. What an unusual encounter I thought, and there had to be a valid message she was delivering me. Why else would she get my attention in such a unique way?

Did you know that dragonflies have flown the earth for 300 million years? Dragonflies symbolize our ability to overcome times of hardship. They remind us to take time to reconnect with our strength, courage and happiness.

I’d say there couldn’t have been a more powerful and timely reminder. No ordinary moments….❤️

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June predictions

Shamanic Bee ~ Peter Yankowski

For most of us it has been quite a year. Many feel major shifts, and lifestyle changes. We feel the pressure to change our ways and to reevaluate what we are willing to accept and what not. There is much empowerment and freedom on the forefront as major changes help us create the life we deserve and want. But it comes required with courage and not without a sense of being scared about the unknown. It is here where we are urged to make the leap of faith, while trust and surrender are equally important.

While you are figuring out what’s next, here is a great June prediction from Third Eye Thoughts, for anyone that needs a reminder to stay strong and to stay the course. You are nearly there…

June will be a month of financial abundance. Major success, and happiness. Your life will flourish in many ways. Get ready for amazing breakthroughs, positive change, healing, and growth. June will have many miracles in store for you. Prepare yourself for an amazing month!

Amen….get ready ❤️