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The Magic of Avalon…

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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

TODAY: Its early, the air outside it very fresh and clear. But there is a chill; soft, moist, gentle and silent. The sky is softly pink, the first birds have landed in the courtyard to feed. Life is good. I feel at peace with my world.

IN ONE WORD: Gentleness

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Leafy Green

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HOW I FEEL: “A new life will slowly unfold…allow it to be so. Let each day bring to you new experiences and most of all, let the love shine through you and radiate out to all those around you.” 
My path is becoming a more deeply spiritual life, each day, quite solitary, but the energy of Glastonbury and ‘free-spirit attitude’ here (I am a city girl actually), has allowed me the time and space to do a level of inner work, I never anticipated…

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During this year, I have at last fully understood the reasons and the purpose of me moving down from London, to live in Glastonbury, 8 years ago. And you know, if feels as if I have been here for eternity, and then there are days when I feel as if I have only recently arrived, and I am still settling in…Ah, the mystery and magic of Avalon…

“I have stepped onto a new Timeline and I wait there, resting for the out-breath of God…” Ashtara

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INSIGHTS: Be aware of your own limits. I feel that we are all, only now, getting our ‘second wind.’ This year has been challenging in very different ways from what we have known and understood. I am sensing that we are finally beginning to regain balance and strength. But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine. When you feel this, stop, rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Your holy heart, when you begin to feel it fully, will invite you into pain you have long ago locked away. First, your own personal unresolved anguish. Then, the collective pain of all you have forgotten: a history remembered by the stardust in your cells, the rust in your bones. And you will want to close it. You will want to lock it all back up again, but this you mustn’t do, because underneath that is your perfect love waiting for its chance to change your life.*

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*Thank you Alison Nappi for sharing thoughts so close to mine in words I could never express so well.

AFFIRMATION:”I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”

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Love Is In The Air…

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No one knows what makes the soul
 wake up so happy!


Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God.


~Rumi

TODAY: I woke early hearing strong winds outside…Its dark, and the whistling wind sounds eery…Its crisp, frosty, cold, unsettled.

IN ONE WORD: LOVE – ‘We are like these mirrors, dear family, and we are here to send this “heavenly light” in all directions, touching hearts and souls all over this planet.’ Aisha

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COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rose Pink (Love is in the air…)

HOW I FEEL: The words below sum up quite well, what has been in my mind and heart this week:
“The “sacred” is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is.
When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary as breathing.
It is a fundamental recognition of the wonder, beauty and divine nature of the world.
And from this sense of the sacred, real meaning is born, the meaning that makes our hearts sing with the deepest purpose of being alive.”
~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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PHYSICALLY: Much stronger in every way, even though mid-week, I felt  ‘under the weather.’ I will be having a CT Scan of my heart this coming Wednesday. Once that is over, decisions will be made about heart surgery. (giggling to myself, because I have already decided its a “no”) Many friends have found this week a challenge physically…

INSIGHTS: “We are living life now many levels many layers and on a cellular level trying to balance or restructure ourselves and bring ‘us’ back together…”

In one chapter of a Teilhard de Chardin book; he talks about evolution as being the ultimate grand plan, with each wave or generation of humans, lifting up the vibration and taking the earth and its evolutionary process (to create a finer/higher/more spiritual/evolved species) to its ‘next’ level…

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There is no ‘new earth’ going to happen now or next week or year…its a well planned process, over hundreds of years! That is how I am beginning to view it…

But, a ‘quickening’ has taken place and we have begun to move forward very swiftly….I am seeing life this way, more and more, or ‘awakening’ to these ideas…

THE COLLECTIVE: “Lets get over that mountain in front of us that keeps us from fully embodying the creator we truly are… Its time to drop the veils completely!”

Are we awake, yet frozen in one place? Are we unable to see that we have closed our lives off, rather than opening up wider? Are we moving forward, growing and experiencing life fully? Or are we stuck, putting anything that needs to be dropped, accepted, processed or dealt with, at the back of our minds each time we are led to face things, and make changes…I woke with these thoughts today.

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Many past clients, and friends tell me, or show me – feelings of dread and fear, by the very idea of real change or anything new or different…For that reason, its important to slowly learn to trust yourself and to trust the flow of life, no matter what it sends your way…Know that all is well in your world…

Bring yourself back to yourself in a way that allows for that connection, that depth of feeling, that calm and reverent softness, that fills the gap without action.

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AFFIRMATION: “I let go of the control of my mental mind. I connect to the love and wisdom of my heart.”

Colour Matrix Essence shown – “Spiritual Heart – I AM Love…”


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Dancing on the Edge of Time…

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“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time

like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

Rabindranath Tagore

TODAY: Wet, windy, a chilly day, expectant, birthing, softer…

IN ONE WORD: Reverent

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Magenta

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HOW I FEEL: Gentle, open, loving, aware of a huge ‘next’ coming towards us. Candles lit, prayer, invocations, acceptance…rest.

PHYSICALLY: Tired, broken sleep, aware of new feelings and energies. feeling introspective yet mellow. Legs restless and tingling at night. Heady, even more sensitive to aromas, scents, smells. Sinus.

INSIGHTS:

“Go forth and let your Light shine brightly.

Great moments are arising from this.”

Ashtara

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I feel a soft gracious stirring here…an awakening? Almost like an unconscious gentle surrender. There is a deep inner knowing within of who we are, how we are and where we are on our individual journeys… Lets allow reverence, forgiveness, more compassion and true understanding…Finally getting that; all ‘the trivia’ is but that – as we graciously see and accept that there has to be a better way.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

And though we seem to be sleeping,

there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream,

and that will eventually startle us back

to the Truth of who we are.

Rumi

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Dreaming, treading water, eyes wide shut, hearts fluttering, senses restricted, emotions bursting…
‘So do not let a weary body and a perhaps somewhat befuddled mind, hold you back more than necessary.’ Aisha North

Much distracts us in our world. Information, computers, television, music and noise…are we too easily distracted?
When you are in your head you close the door to your higher wisdom and soul connection. Instead bring back soft music, gentle movement, and deep focus to find yourself in your real world…

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AFFIRMATION: I AM evolving through Love, I AM Ascending back into Love. 
I AM LOVE…

*Essence shown: Heart of Fire – Going deeper into the feeling part of your Being. Allowing love to support you, to carry you, to shift you…Feel the subtle support as this Essence enfolds you in Love, glorious, enduring love…

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WESAK and BUDDHA MOON (3rd May, 2015)

 

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In this vast hierarchy of Light and Love,
Among all the countless beings who have come this way before,
Today we celebrate and honor one of our “own”.
For today is the Day of the Buddha, the Self-Awakened One.
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Why is the Buddha special?
Why?…
Because he was the first.
He is the first of our kind to complete the task,
He is the Self-Awakened, a freed monad…a Jivanmukta.
He is the one who came before.

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He stands now, at the portal of self-transcendence,
And will wait for each of you to make your way.
For this is the Great Sacrifice, this is true love.
He waits for you to be fully human,
He waits for you,
To be the Self-Awakened too.

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Today is the Full Moon in the time of Taurus, it is the Full Moon of Scorpio. All around the world there will be celebrations and ceremonies, for this is the festival known as WESAK, this is the Full Moon of the Buddha.

From Bill Attride
Today, tonight you should consider this Divine journey of Life-Consciousness-Spirit, and join with many, many souls and recite, as will many fellow seekers and aspirants, masters and chelas, what is known as the Great Invocation:

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THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

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Earth’s Request to Us…

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The higher we soar

the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Friedrich Nietzsche

TODAY: Undercurrents, changeable, strong gusts of wind, soft rain, dense, unhurried…broody.

IN ONE WORD: Courage!

COLOUR MY DAY: Orange

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FEELING:

I don’t know where I am.


At times I plunge
 to the bottom of the sea,


at times, rise up 
like the Sun. 


At times, the Universe is pregnant by me,


at times I give birth to it.


Rumi

I woke feeling heavy headed and removed from the day…outside it was wet, dark, slow yet I sensed complex energies at play here…I moved into my day feeling unsettled, detached, heady, was I realigning? Many thoughts and feelings…but trusting…and wondering…

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INSIGHTS:

‘Darkness flee, blessed be.
Keep light always within me.’

The rebalancing of our lives and of our planet is not something that can be done by massive planning. But through actions like creating a sacred space in your home, or finding a special place to go ‘out there’, it will happen of its own accord. All that is required of us, is to tune in and listen to Earth’s requests of each of us, and to act accordingly. It sounds like such a simple thing, but it requires clarity, compassion, and collaboration from all those who can already hear her voice…..

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Life gives us precious gifts in tattered boxes,

but we toss them aside…

missing the gems inside.”

Michael Harrington

Do not doubt, do not judge, drop all the unnecessary stresses. And know that there is no need to rush this life…Allow Time, as you are beginning to know it, to flow faster than before as you balance this with a steadier pace. All is understood, you are travelling forward faster than you are able to see or realise…Be in peace with your process.

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM Truth…”

* As of my last Blog, I will add a picture of the Colour Matrix Essence that relates to the colour of the day I select. If this alters my Blog experience for you, please leave feedback. I am interested to hear from you all. Blessings Ashtara

*Essence shown: Archangel SANDALPHON – Guardian of the Earth. This essence will connect you with you angelic brethren, empower you as a woman on earth at this time, create the Key to your abundance, through your abundant nature and allowing you to release old trauma and hurt from past loves. Visit: http://www.colourmatrixessences.com


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This is The Way…

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Anyone can grow horizontally as they acquire more and more material things.

But it takes courage to grow vertically, deeper and deeper into yourself.

This kind of growth is far more rare.

And it’s the only growth that really counts.

Whitney Anthony

TODAY: A dull, blustery cool day – yet a air of excitement was out there, almost celebratory. Had I missed something? Was it Halloween shopping everyone was doing? Food and drink piled high on shopping trolleys…As I strolled home, my arms filled with large deep red flowers, I felt the wind whistling by, and on my cheeks, soft drops of fine rain. I felt as if I was walking on air…

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IN ONE WORD: JOY emerging!

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Multi-Coloured. “To be conscious is to be alive. Emotions are the colors of consciousness, that allow rebirth or perspectives on different planes.” Liara Covert

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HOW I FEEL: I have been guided to remind you that love, joy and fun are what we are here to do! In the midst of what feels like madness and chaos, I understand that change is here to stay. As I begin to embrace a new way of thinking, feeling and living, I see glimpses of a life filled with gentle laughter, soft love, inner balance and heavenly peace.

PHYSICALLY: As well as can be expected during Octobers two eclipses, Mercury in retrograde, solar flares, Autumns arrival and increased sensitivity to it all…

INSIGHTS: We are all beginning again, moving to new places, new relationships, leaving the old behind…Its done! We are ready for whatever it is we are designed for…it was all arranged a long time ago…

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THE COLLECTIVE: ‘So often energy is used for doing and nothing is left for knowing and being. When people get exhausted or ill, they channel all energy into doing and leave no energy for knowing. When you get bored doing nothing, you forget how to be nothing. This is where ‘being’ and peace arises.’ Liara Covert

We all know by now that this is a time of great change. We must all, as One, stand up and accept that we collectively have come to Earth to make the changes that Mother Earth needs. The entire Universe must work as One and move up/shift into a new world. Ashtara

AFFIRMATION: “I am dearly loved…”

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My one little Altar

Drum sound rises on the air,
its throb, my heart…
A voice inside the beat says,
“I know you’re tired,
but come. This is the way.”
~ Rumi ~


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Walk As a Prayer…

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Let us make the pact of journey…

To be who we are regardless of circumstance.
To care regardless of cost.
To give even when we have nothing left.
To love in the face of storms.
To listen even when we dont have time.
To forgive, and live again.
To live in the face of death.
To talk about things that matter.
To stand against all odds.

To touch, for love demands.

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And to walk as prayer,
For our lives are sacred.
To thank each other,

For we have nothing more, or less.
To kiss, to hold hands,
To shout, and to whisper.
To name distance as nearness,
To be true to our hearts.

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MARY MAGDALENE – Feast Day – 22 July.

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22nd July – MARY MAGDALENE – Feast Day 

Mary Magdalene (original Greek – Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή) 

“Mary Magdalene is considered to be a saint by the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran churches—

With a Feast Day of July 22nd.”

I have dedicated this day, with candles, flowers and Prayers, with a special Altar I have created for Her…

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Todays Essence Selection – THE MAGDALENE RING

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The Magdalene Ring Essence – represents both the ancient and new.

Bringing the energy of the ancient Egyptian Mystery Schools;

magic, mystery, alchemy, transformation, empowerment that allows dedication to follow.

Connecting ancient truth within a new Earth.

Liberation and reason.

Love and gentleness leads to surrender.

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Own your power as a special woman on this Earth.

Learn from the true Grace of Holy Mary and the depth, tolerance, strength, love and wonder of  The Magdalene.

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The Magdalene Ring is a circle of woman coming together in a New World to follow a New Way.

“Come let us away together, let us live in Her honour, let us speak Her words, let us live Her truth, Now!”

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Support, protection, safety, inner strength and a strong foundation for the future.

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Emergence, truth, integrity and grounding.

Living with calm reverence.

Compassion & understanding.

The Truth will be revealed to you…

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The ROSE has an ancient association with Mary Magdalene and the cult of the Black Virgin –

as well as the Virgin Mary and Aphrodite.

The most common interpretation is that the Rose symbolizes immortal Love.

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Shedding the Old Skin…allow the New…

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“Have patience with everything
unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
Don’t search for answers now,
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke~

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TODAY: Radiant warm sunshine is beaming down upon me, it feels blissfully warm and delightful…powerful too…

IN ONE WORD: LOVE –

If you are stone,

be magnetic;


if a plant,

be sensitive;


if you are human,

be LOVE.


Victor Hugo

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Golden Light

HOW I FEEL: I woke in a dreamy almost altered state. Messages for myself and others, floating into my consciousness. I feel connected today – alert, aware, reverent and appreciative. I was led to remember words I had ‘channelled’ a while ago. I felt a nudge to share these words with you today. It is part of a much longer message and the sections below are those I was guided to write here.

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INSIGHTS: ‘There are alignments to be done and on the subtle levels of your Being-ness you are fully immersed in this process. On a physical and human level you feel as many others do, frustrated and tangled in day to day living. Step away from this reality and forge on with finding your niche in a new wold. Begin to see and feel from a deeper place – who you truly are. Forget ego, forget labels, leave out logic. Be real and true and know who you are…then live it!’

‘There is much love in you, for you, around you and for each other…the many ways in which you try to sabotage this, is unnecessary and will thwart the success of your own lives. Begin to accept your differences, support each other as you all go through these final phases of cleansing, movement and change.’

‘What you are experiencing is much like a serpent slowly shedding a tightly restrictive skin…it is a slow struggle to remove yourself from this old well worn skin.’

‘Be aware that this must be achieved if you are to remain constant on this path towards the Light of God…if this proves too difficult, then one or many of you may need to leave and return again – for this contract to be fulfilled according to the Divine Plan.

THE COLLECTIVE: ‘We beseech you to surrender and to allow life on Earth to be less consumed with stress and fear, allowing it to represent a life of joy and acceptance! My dearest Ones, we honour you as you struggle, we watch knowing that his needs not be so! We weep as we watch you live life in a complex web of unrelated issues… Stay clear and stay true to yourself. We are holding you and you are holding one another – in such a way as to allow for physically safety…’

‘We ask you to trust and accept the facts that we present today. On certain days it will seem to be more challenging for your ‘old’ mind and body. We suggest that on those occasions you stop and rest, allowing time for mental rest. Find a peaceful method or place where you can take time alone to re-think and also recalibrate certain thoughts and old mental patterns.’

AFFIRMATION: “I am Divine”

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“The adventure of life is to learn.

The purpose of life is to grow.

The nature of life is to change.

The challenge of life is to overcome.

The essence of life is to care.

The opportunity of life is to serve.

The secret of life is to dare.

The spice of life is to be friend.

The beauty of life is to give.”

 William Arthur Ward

 


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Moments of Awe…

“Gratitude bestows reverence,

allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies…

those transcendental moments of awe

that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

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TODAY: Oh what a blustery day! Much rain has fallen in the past few days and weeks…The sun appear, then hides its glory behind too many thick clouds. Cold then warm, storms expected….

ONE WORD: Trust

COLOUR OF THE DAY: As I walked in to the ‘Bottle Room’ this morning, my attention went to every Aqua or Turquoise Essences…

HOW I FEEL: Resting in the knowingness that life is moving forward in an almost invisible and undetectable way…yet at the same time I AM constantly aware of it too…and at times it feels almost too rapid…

INSIGHTS: Whats ‘next’ could be vital, exciting, interesting, and more…if we open ourselves NOW and let it all in! We have to go with our gut, make changes, move, re-arrange, throw out, fix, alter, renew, trust and continue on this extraordinary journey called LIFE…

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THE COLLECTIVE: “You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Dr. Seuss

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Are we afraid of our ‘highest potential’, of being so much more?
We have been programmed, (especially women), to know our place, to not have huge expectations, to not run ahead of ourselves.
This is confirmed by parents, family, society…Convincing each of us not to be too adventurous, too ‘out there’, or to want it ‘all’…

We are often pushed back by mothers, fathers, siblings, lovers. We may even have been crushed by teachers, our first loves, the church…

But, as mature spiritual adults, we must do what ever it takes, no matter how long it takes, to override these deep seated beliefs and find the strength, the courage, the desire to be ALL that we can be…Some days we can see it! We even feel it, and we live it! Other days we feel weak, battle weary, confused and even afraid…Only to rewaken on a new day, filled with hope and our dreams intact …

AFFIRMATION: “May all Beings be well, and happy and free from fear….”

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Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration

for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.

The world you desire can be won.

It exists…

it is real…

it is possible…it’s yours.”

Ayn Rand