Meditation Monday – Affirmations

Need a jump start on creating your own affirmations? Look no further…

After listening to my February 13, 2017 Daily Focus message (Tarot by Tilly on YouTube) I felt moved to do an Energy Oracle card reading for myself.  First lighting a candle, gathering some crystals, and channeling the archangels and other spirit guides–

Crystals for Today:  Malachite, Sodalite, Turquoise, Selenite

Archangels: Raphael, Gabriel, Jeremiel, Zadkiel, Sadalphon, Haniel & Michael

Spread:  7 Card (Celtic) Cross


  1. 3rd Chakra – Archangel Chamuel – Life force is OPEN – #37 (1)
  2. The World – A world of possibilities – #29 (2)
  3. Man Holding Coin – Determine your own destiny – #43 (7)
  4. Journey – Exciting & inspiring adventures ahead – #2
  5. Goddess of the Moon  – Light of INSPIRATION – #52 (7)
  6. Strategy – Being more than acting at this time – #21 (3)
  7. Healer of the Ages – Important healing taking place – #51 (6)

The #50 card, Angel of Strength, flipped while I was shuffling and I saved her for last….Speak your truth and take action.  Yeah!

So here are the affirmations that go along with today’s cards.  I thought it would make a nice meditation for all of us.

My third chakra is open to its perfect healthy state. I radiate bright & vibrant life-force energy.  I feel excitement for all that I do.


My life expands into boundless horizons with unlimited, powerful energy.  A world of possibilities is open to me now.


I determine my own destiny.  I take financial action and am receiving wonderful assistance from those around me. 


I am attracting wonderful new adventures to me.  My life is a blessing – taking me to new places inside & out.


I have a strong intuitive voice.  I freely receive guidance and I understand and trust the messages I receive.


I am open to understanding the cycle I am in, and I am willing to utilize its energy beneficially.  All that I need is already part of me.


The powerful healing of eternal love is with me now and always.  Divine consciousness fills every cell.  I am whole, healthy, vital, and at peace.  Thank you Jesus!


Deep within me is an abiding strength that knows no bounds.  I have all the power I need to achieve all that I want.  



An ADDiva Off Meds: The Glass Cocoon

Who are we really fooling when we live in denial?

Most folks who are struggling with situations or with life in general know where to look for inspiring stories of folks who made it through a rough patch and conquered the problem, the demon, the setback, the misfortune.  The focus being on the ultimate achievement of some success.

How about when the achievement is getting something accomplished in a single day…maybe just a single thing in a single day?  A little while ago I realized that despite my busting loose with my blog posting and focus on finding a full-time job and progress on getting the house de-cluttered I’d slipped back into my cocoon and if you’d asked me before I had the revelation, I’d have absolutely denied it.  That’s how I came up with the descriptor:  Glass Cocoon.  In the glass cocoon you feel that you’re on track and moving things along but the fact is that you’ve slipped back into some of the perfection/procrastination behaviors and are letting days go by without hitting any of your marks or checking anything off your “list”.

All I know is that I realized I was in there, I’ve emerged once again, and in forward motion yet again.  I closed the door behind me when I left in the hope of hindering a return to there anytime soon but it’s probably inevitable and the best I can do is recognize it sooner and hope out earlier next time and do better the time after that….the thing is that I’ve gotten even better than I had been about keeping up the facade that things are running smoothly and getting done and all is well. This is not a good thing because the one I’m fooling with all that smoke and mirrors nonsense is ME.

Inspiration Comes to Those Who Ask

Ask and it shall be given to you…

The Beginning of It


The other night as I was going to sleep I noticed that behind my closed eyes I was seeing a little text box and it it were words that were rapidly changing into other words; changing before I could read what the words actually were.  Like a digital timer only with words.

The next morning as I was waking up I was getting these image impressions again except this time it was little drawings and symbols, dots, dashes, wavy lines, again appearing then changing into something else like a film on fast forward–mostly black and white but with a little pop of color here and there.

Kind of freaky, huh?  But I just sat with it and allowed it to come through, kind of curious to see what would happen next.

Next, Thoughts and Ideas

Then different thoughts and ideas started popping into my head one after another although not as fast as with the words and images…it was almost like that was the warm-up for this next part.  When I say thoughts and ideas I mean I was remembering things I’d been contemplating –both recently and from ages ago –and now I was seeing the connections between different things.  The links and synchronicities were revealing themselves so I had a clearer idea of what I was trying to communicate with those original thoughts and ideas.    Specifically, the jump off point to start the writing and the point of what I wanted to say became clear. And when I’d taken down the basic idea another one started up.

Flow of Creativity

I realized I was being fed a series of writing prompts on topics near and dear to my heart so I grabbed my journal and started taking notes.  All morning I scribbled notes all over the pages, adding side notes to myself here and there and sometimes a little sketch.  For about two hours I just went with it, letting it all flow and capturing as much as I could in the journal.  I kept thinking to myself, when is this going to stop? But then oh, wait–don’t stop–this is what I’ve been waiting for!  Maybe just ease up so I can grab a cup of coffee??  I didn’t want to start negotiating with the flow and scare it away, know what I mean?

When things started slowing down some I went back and counted 30 pages I’d written on – actually, I found that I’d skipped a page so I had two blank sides and I decided one must have been left blank intentionally so I literally wrote “This page left blank intentionally” on it and on the other I made a quick sketch of my personal assistant who had remained by my side throughout this whole thing.  (Personal assistant = Ozzie, my cat)

The Tally

Among the 28 other pages I had captured 9 distinct ideas for blog pieces or pieces of art and I started in with the art stuff and that went on through yesterday.  So this piece was meant for #SoCS but, still being sick (what’s up with that?) I ran out of steam and here we are on Tuesday so you’re getting the scoop a few days later.

One of the ideas I had was for the fReNetIc vs. Serene piece I just published and the others are on the way.  In the meantime here are a couple of photos from the past few days.









How to Accept Tough Love

Sharing Steve Ginsberg’s latest piece from LinkedIn…

I admire people who dish out tough love like candy.  They possess the generosity and courage and audacity and perspective to give others straightforward feedback, tell the ugly truth and help them

Source: How to Accept Tough Love

Unfortunately, I resemble the author in that I’m an “imperfectionist who insists on executing at warp speed, I have a tendency to become a victim of my own velocity. I commit sloppy mistakes that make rejecting me easy.”

And while I despise grammar gaffes, misuse of tenses,  and failure to properly insert a contraction when required…I do make allowances for typos that are most likely chalked up to writing on the fly vs. using proper sentence construction, even these show that lack of care that shows up at the recipient’s door as a half-hearted effort.  Or, to use one of my favorite terms, a half-assed effort!

**Yes, I am the queen of the self-ping.  I hope that’s not off-putting; I like tying things together.  😀