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

Cards:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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


Namaste

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W is for Whispers of Love Oracle Cards

How do I love me? Let me count the ways……..

W is also for Wednesday

W is for Wednesday and it felt to good to get back to posting a card reading for Tarot Tuesday, I decided to pull a card for Wednesday from my Whispers of Love” oracle cards deck by Angela Hartfield which are easily found on Amazon.com (click the link above to check them out and order)

Today’s Card

I shuffled the deck with the intention of drawing a card representing a message to those of us being guided to pay more attention to self-care and loving ourselves and I pulled:

#50 Consider Your Foundation

“You are being asked to look at how committed you are to love”

From the accompanying guidebook:

“Love means to commit without guarantees.  We give ourselves completely in the hope that love will be the lasting result.  Love is an act of faith.  Surround yourself with love and know that your life will be better for it.”

Well, there’s a whole lot more to be said about surrounding yourself with love but it boils down to  the fact that it all starts with loving and respecting yourself. Because here’s the thing, if you don’t love and respect yourself that’s the energy you put out into the world.  If you allow others to treat you like a doormat it’s an open invitation for more people to treat you that way.  Don’t do that!  Put out the vibe that you care for and respect yourself – mind, body and spirit and don’t settle for anyone not willing to do the same.  If you dream of being cherish-behave as though You cherish yourself.

Do you assume you cherish yourself?  Have you ever stopped and thought about it?  Do you let people get away with saying or doing things to you because you want them to like you or you don’t want them to think you’re high maintenance?  Do you refrain from stating your preferences: white wine, romantic comedies, seafood restaurant, visiting a museum vs. hiking up a mountain, and always let others do the picking?  Do you rearrange any of your plans related to good self-care (going to the gym, taking a walk, going to Mass, having a massage, taking a nap, grabbing some alone time, to accommodate others because you want them to think you’re “nice”?  Be nice to yourself first; it’s not selfish, it’s self-care.

By the Numbers

I include the meaning of the number when using a numbered card deck and this one ties in nicely.  Number 50 gets reduced to a 5 (5+0=5) and five’s come up a lot when people need to take a more spiritual or intuitive look at a problem they are facing rather than depending solely on intellect or what they “think” they “should” do etc. Five means a need to look honestly into a situation and seek one’s higher guidance and not merely what one wants to hear. 

Lather. Rinse. Repeat……..

Namaste, Bright Blessings & Much Love

cj

Today’s Energy Oracle Card Reading

Working on getting your groove back? Read on…

Working on Getting My Groove Back

I’m trying really hard (because it’s really hard for me right now) to get motivated, get an earlier start each day, adopt a productive morning routine, stay focused, and other good habits for people trying to make a living while launching a business and taking care of a family and the family home while worrying about an aging parent and maintaining a very firm grasp on sanity.

I started the day earlier than I have been starting – not saying exactly what time because it wasn’t all that EARLY, but had a call with my project manager and project team for the work I’m currently doing, already had breakfast and a shower – shortly after dressed, dried hair, called mail order pharmacy about my new prescription (some kind of fish oil supplement – don’t get me started – 180 supply costs $386 – no they don’t take coupons thank you very much – goes toward $3000 family deductible – OUCH!), called sick son out from school, made sick son some breakfast….

Energy Oracle Card Reading

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To get to the point of this post I grabbed my “ENERGY Oracle Cardsby Sandra Anne Taylor deck and spent some time shuffling, asked for 3 cards and this is what popped out of the deck – all at the same time:

1st Card: #41 Archangel Uriel, 7th Chakra

Archangel Uriel, also known as the FIRE OF GOD, wears a brilliant crystal crown “vibrating with a passionate connection to the Divine.  She brings power to the 7th, or Crown, chakra located at the top of your head indicating a time of great intuition and guidance from higher awareness – watch and listen for messages from the Ascended Masters, archangels, guardian angels, or loving friends and family members in spirit.

Affirmation:  “My 7th chakra is open to its perfect, healthy state.  Love & inspiration from Spirit – and my own intuition-flow fully to me now”

2nd Card:#26 Hostilities – Defenses Up, Aggressive Energy

The appearance of the man with the raised sword is alerting us that hostilities toward us are about to be-or have already been-engaged.  This aggressive energy may be verbal or emotional, from someone in your environment being excessively critical, backstabbing, even out-and-out slander and in a more overt, obvious way.  This may be something you’ve already been dealing with or it may be coming but whichever the case may be remember – ALLOWING DISHONORING TREATMENT FROM OTHERS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE UNIVERSE TO SEND YOU MORE – STAND UP FOR YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT.  

Affirmation:  “I am receiving the peaceful, harmonious treatment I deserve in my life.  I set up boundaries, make reasonable requests, and make my expectations clear.

3rd Card: #9 Broken Heart, Grief & Loss

The heart broken open reveals darkness, emptiness, and a grief-filled tear.  Whether this pain is from long ago or more recent, a deep healing is being called for now.

Reclaim your power and your peace of mind by venting your feelings and releasing this person or situation.  Open your heart to the light of Divine love and healing, make self-care a priority, and show compassion toward yourself opening your heart to the true and abiding love you rightly deserve.

Affirmation:  “I will release the pain of the past and live with compassion for myself.  Love HEALS and RENEWS me now.”

The Three Cards Taken Together

On the surface, not so uplifting of a reading, huh?  Went really downhill after the first card, right?  My interpretation is that taken together these 3 cards are telling us that we’re being looked after from the Universe, not only looked after but being sent guidance from the Universe! So if you’re reading this and you’ve been having a rough go of it lately (or the horrible year that I hear 2016 was for many people) this is a time to put yourself and your needs, dreams, and desires FIRST. This of course, involves a bit of contemplation work – dare I say meditation – to delve into what it is that you’re needing, dreaming and desiring – as well as – a look at where you are with respect to your family, social and work circles, specifically has anyone taken to treating you like a doormat?  You know what it means when they do it again and again, right?  You’ve given them permission to treat you badly by letting them get away with it once, maybe twice, perhaps even over and over.  It’s never too late to put your foot down and call an end to it though – do it!  Stand up for yourself!

And I don’t mean in a harsh, combative way, no, especially if you’re unaccustomed to standing up for yourself.  Do it in a calm, matter-of-fact way that conveys the message “That treatment is not acceptable.  From this point forward you will address me and treat me with respect.”

Give yourself permission to love yourself!  Take care of yourself in the manner you deserve to be cared for-that sets the standard for how others are to treat you if they want to interact with you on any level.  Otherwise, please tell them they can go….AWAY!

Have you been putting off going to the doctor or doctors for annual check-ups? Pick up the phone and make those appointments.  Are you doing your best to eat a diet that’s healthy for you and getting enough sleep?  When’s the last time you had a good haircut?  Do you have clothes that need to go to the drycleaners?  Plants that need watering?

Sister Mary Chardonnay recommends loving yourself a little today and every day by doing any or all of the following:

  • Get to the doctor, the ob-gyn, the ophthalmologist, the dentist
  • Make a hair, nail, eyebrow wax, massage appointment – or schedule a spa day!
  • Take 15 minutes per day to clear clutter – file, put away, throw away
  • Buy yourself a bunch of flowers
  • Light a candle in your favorite scent – my faves are lavender and vanilla!
  • Diffuse some aromatic oil to lift your spirits – lemon, spearmint, eucalyptus – FRESH!
  • Search YouTube or i♥Radio, Pandora, etc. for music playlists to lift your spirits, start the day energetically, mood music, binaural beats for positivity – there’s so much out there – you don’t have to love the music or listen to it all day but while you’re doing your morning routine it will elevate your mood
  • Breathe, remember to breathe!  If you’re holding your breath right now because you’re stressed out STOP what you’re doing.  Sit up straight and fill those lungs to capacity with some OXYGEN, in through the nose and out through the mouth baby – TEN TIMES- and see how much better you feel

Namaste, Bright Blessings and Loving Thoughts

cj

What’s in the (Oracle) Cards Today?

Crazy how difficult it can be to ask for help, isn’t it?

Disclaimer

Yes, I pulled these cards for a reading yesterday, on Tarot Tuesday but I’m not pretending I wrote this up yesterday and never hit publish.  I’m coming clean with my procrastination/perfection issue (yet again) and moving forward…..

The Cards

Before drawing these cards from the Archangel Deck (Doreen Virtue), I asked my angels and guides for a specific message for that day and here’s what they sent me for a 3 card spread (the history, the current, the ongoing) in which I added cards from the “Whispers of Love” deck–

The Reading

I)  Indigo and Crystal Children – Archangel Metatron:  “You have a bond with children.  In particular, you can help children who are sensitive.”   For me personally, this message is reaffirmation that my most important role in life right now is Mother, and my children and their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being remains my top priority.

The Whispers deck gave up the “Ask for Help”, #14 card: “What is it you really need help with?  Be willing to allow yourself the support you need.”  This question may not be all that easy to answer, right?  If you knew exactly what it was you should be asking for it’d be a lot easier to ask for the right help at the right time.

II) Spread your Wings! – Archangel Ariel: “Do not hold back right now.  The timing is perfect, and you are ready to soar!” The thing I’ve been drawn to working on the most these days is my art – I’ve been painting every chance I get, nearly every day if not every day – and I find that if I make time for creative endeavors it energizes me to take care of the rest of the things that need my attention. I’ve been quite prolific over the past couple of days with what I’m calling my Easter 2016 Series, consisting of angel paintings, one of Jesus on the cross (very abstract) and the latest I finished last night with a Sacred Heart of Jesus theme.

From the Whispers deck:  “Choose Love”, #21 card: “You always have a choice as to what you should do.”  I couldn’t agree more!  Many times we feel backed into a corner but we always have options, particularly options about how to react to situations which often dictates our overall frame of mind and the things we do about whatever it is we’re facing.

III) Hello from Heaven – Archangel Azrael: “Your loved ones in Heaven are doing fine.  Let go of worries, and feel their loving blessings.” This one made me cry – I really felt it – have been thinking about my recently passed away godfather/uncle (it’s been 6 months!!!) and the fact that I’m still in a state of somewhat disbelief that he’s gone. Actually, just the “Hello from Heaven” was a really welcome message on this day.

Whispers then told me: “Love Who You Are”, #8 card: “You are a Divine and wonderful person deserving all of the wonderful things that life has to offer.” Bottom line (for me):  KEEP THE FAITH!

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

 

 

ADD Ramble About Last Thursday

It was the day after I did my webinar….that’s usually a sigh of relief day and this one was no different.  I woke up about the usual time and interacted with the kids as they got themselves ready for school….bless their little hearts, they do that all by themselves since back in the day when Mom had already left for work by the time they got out of bed….

Before going downstairs to drink my hot water, lemon slice, apple cider vinegar elixir I shuffled around with my Archangel Oracle Card deck and pulled a card….got called downstairs for something ….got involved in something else – dust busting around my Boston Fern Project, replied to an email, thought about calling two of my mentors to update them on the career front, my latest art work-in-progress caught my eye and I decided to work on that for a little while then commence recruiting activities….went back upstairs for my phone and headset and remembered I’d drawn the Archangel card….I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried…this is an actual ADD morning in my life….Yes I drank my elixir, yes I chased it with a black coffee, yes I painted for a while, no, I didn’t get much recruiting done and I can’t recall what exactly got me off that track but here I am to tell you about that card….

I started out very focused and asked the archangels to let me know the most important thing I should focus on for the day and Archangel Sandalphon exclaims “Victory!  Your prayers have been heard and answered.  Have faith.”

“You deserve this time of victory.  Your unwavering focus and dedicating have resulted in blissful manifestation.  Peace and pleasant feelings are your right now.  (Hello!)  Let your focus be on this present moment, and savor each feeling and experience fully.  Know that the future is taken care of in a positive way as you allow yourself to enjoy the present moment.  Feel good about who you are and know that your success benefits others…..

Um, excuse me Archangel Sandalphon…Citibank has been calling and they’d like to know exactly how my success is going to benefit them in the form of a payment….

Background on working with Archangel Sandalphon – helps you speak your truth openly in a way that benefits everyone.  He assists you in living in integrity with your spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing and manifestation fully awakened.

I went a step further and consulting my Angel Numbers Guide about a number from my past that I’ve begun using lately. Without going into detail about my specific number I wanted to tell you that the meaning is that I am being assisted in staying positive in my endeavors and supported by God and the ascended masters in confidently following my dreams.  The particular number combo reduces to the number 7 which tells me that I’m on the right path and the outcome will exceed my expectations.  As well, the #7 is a sign that Divine magic is supporting me and opening doors of opportunity….well as my previous post indicated, I’m getting inquiries related to work opportunities that I never even solicited….people are finding me based on the information and the energy I’ve put out there about myself and what I do….These things are coming full circle.  I don’t know about you but I’m very excited about what the future holds….Thank you Archangel Sandalphon!

Tarot on Friday

I’ve been remiss.  After starting up my Tarot Tuesday I missed the mark a couple of times.  (aka Cynde Time)

So here’s a card that you probably could have waited a bit longer for but alas, the cards come to me I don’t hand pick the cards.

Three of Air

The three of air card from the Angel Tarot Card deck is represented with two horses and their foal in sort of a protective posture.  They’re standing amongst trees and in the shade although there’s some light coming through and fresh growth on the branches.

The three of air represents Great Sadness and the need to heal particularly in the area of relationships, romantic or otherwise.  A key point about this card is the message about forgiveness – either yourself or others, or both.  This got me thinking about the grieving process and disappointment in relationships and that need for forgiveness to truly achieve that healing.

Many times when we’re disappointed in a relationship, hurt really badly, we want to demonize the other person.  Ok, maybe they deserve to be labeled demonic but on the other hand what if it’s a matter of it being time to move on.  How often do we hang onto something that we know deep down isn’t right for us because it’s what we’ve got and we’re terrified to let go?  And then what happens?  The other person takes the decisionmaking out of our hands and they let go first and we’re positively flattened.

It’s OK NOT to Hate

Then we start vacillating between and among the pain, the anger, the denial, etc.  but when we’re in the denial part or whatever part you want to call it, and we’re still loving that person there’s that conflict because of that demon handle we’ve applied.  So you try to get past that and say, ok there must be something wrong with me–I did something wrong, I’m not good enough, whoa….how did we get from there to here?  You’re not weak, not gullible, not a dummy for falling for that person–you’re fine and very loveable by the way and it’s ok if you still love them as long as you face the fact that sadly, you loved and lost but at least you had the love and maybe they did you dirty a few times and you looked the other way so you want to hate them but you can’t because you love them….it’s all fine.

Even Better–Try Love

It’s fine.  You’re not the first person to love someone who can be an asshole, despite seeing them for the asshole they can be.  It’s fine.  They need love too and it’s even ok to recall their good qualities and the good times, however many or few they might be, as long as you understand that you need to let go and forgive in order to get right with the situation in your own life.  They’ve already dealt with it in their own way and it’s not a daily feature for them so the healthy, self-loving thing to do is accept the truth – that it’s out of your hands – understand that you can still love them and send them loving energy – or not – and go about your business.

Ok, so the last part is to not beat yourself about getting involved with them in the first place OR your inability to let go and stop loving….today’s a new day.  Loving is never a mistake, right?  We know our Heavenly Father loves us despite all of our ugly flaws and misdeeds.  While it feels very personal to have been loved and left it’s really a reflection on the other person–their wants and needs at that particular time, and their decision.  It’s not a reflection on you but it is an opportunity to let something, someone who’s better for you in the door and into your life.  It’s true.

Faith and Love

That’s what it means to have faith, to leave it in God’s hands.  He loves you so it’s ok to love yourself too.  It’s more than ok, it’s necessary to begin by loving yourself so that you can share that loving and light with everyone you encounter.  It’s hard work to keep it covered up and out of sight; a huge burden to carry around resentment and self-loathing.  Dump it.  Love is weightless….love can lift you higher than you ever thought possible.  Look around you – there are people and things to love everywhere you turn.  You can find them, I know you can.

xxoo

The Astrology of the Three of Air

The astrology of the three of air:  I find this part interesting especially since I’m a Libra…hell, practically the Goddess of Love, right?

Seriously, it goes like this:

Saturn in Libra – Libra ruled by Venus, the planet associated with love and relationships – Saturn – the plant of restriction and bringer of challenges – the sadness that may occur in our personal life; that it is a part of life, the ups and downs, the joys and disappointments.  We all go through it.  Drawing this card is telling you that you’ll be fine but it’s necessary to allow yourself that time to heal and start it off by forgiving yourself.

What’s in the Numbers?

The number of the three of air is 53.  The five representing significant change in our lives–change that can be difficult and sad–but with the opportunity to grow from what we’ve learned.  The three is for comfort and letting us know that Jesus and all of the ascended masters are at the ready to comfort us and lend support.  All we have to do is ask.

53 reduces to the number 8 (5 + 3 = 8) assuring us that we will grow from here and have a more abundant life in the future….go get ’em!

Inspiration Comes to Those Who Ask

Ask and it shall be given to you…

The Beginning of It

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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.