The Glad Game

Not many people know I watch the old movies in black and white on cable tv. I stumbled upon the channel featuring these moving pictures of a time portraying a time that seemed much more glamorous, and sometimes more wholesome and innocent.

One movie I watched was Pollyanna. It’s about a very young girl whose parents were missionaries, so her upbringing was simple, about being “good” and doing what’s “right”. Pollyanna becomes an orphan and goes to live with a wealthy beautiful aunt who never married or had children. Though she is given a cramped room in the attic, even though her aunt has so many other empty rooms on the main floor, and Pollyanna is made to work with the servants so as not be a nuisance, she is grateful and positive in spite of all the challenges.

Matter of fact, one Sunday after church, the servant staff of her aunt’s house were preparing the large weekly Sunday dinner for the gathering of  guests (who came mostly because they wanted financial favors from the aunt). The staff was commenting with anger and disgust about how this rich aunt even took over the Sunday services because of her financial influence and told the preacher what to say and how to say it–a lot of hail and brimstone. Pollyanna kept interjecting with positive quips and advice her papa used to give her in such matters. This made some of the staff members even more ticked off–“ok, miss goody two shoes, why are you always so positive all the time? Don’t you see what this situation is about?”

Pollyanna then told everyone to play the Glad Game. Her papa used to tell her, that no matter what happens, you can always find something positive in every situation. “Ok, hot shot–what silver lining do you see in this?” Pollyanna thought hard for a few moments, then said, “You have six more days before it’s Sunday again.” Everyone laughed and the mood turned a little brighter. It may have seemed like a stretch to find something good, but there it was…something to be glad about.

I am learning to play this game when…I have to visit a negative family member…when the bills come…when my health is low…when I feel lost on making decisions…when I wish I had a date for an event…when I can hear my loud neighbors late at night and I really need to sleep. It’s a place to start…to begin to change my experience and shift my energy from sad or mad…to Glad. One…step…closer…each…time.

As stated so beautifully in Book 4 Awaken the Species by Neale Donald Walsch:
Express Gratitude…This is the most powerful tool you could be given. Gratitude can be a selected energy, and not merely an automated response. When one actively chooses to be grateful for everything presenting itself in one’s Life (and I do mean everything), it sets up an energetic signature that washes over and impacts the energy of whatever is now arising. This can transmogrify (defined as: “To transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner”) the presentation itself — to say nothing of one’s entire Life.

In a time where so much uncertainty, chaos, heartache and confusion is prevalent, it’s a tall order to embrace ALL of this and be GRATEFUL for it. If we choose to do it in simple steps, a little at a time and play the Glad Game, we can learn to see more parts to the puzzle, another message to the drama, a different perspective and call to action. We learn to find our own focus instead of the view of the situation the other group dynamics are showing us. We can more clearly choose how we wish to see and feel. We can also learn to ask Why…for when we ask the Universe “Why”, it must be answered.

May I again express gratitude to each of you for being with me on this journey. As we reflect on the message of Independence, Freedom and look within our own hearts and beyond, to the call for justice and compassion around the world, let’s begin with Gratitude for all we have and all we are experiencing. It releases the chains we place upon ourselves and invites in Hope. Let us ask simple and direct to the heavens “Why” and have Faith we will receive an answer that we cannot miss, we cannot ignore. And to begin practicing Love, by beginning with ourselves. For when you Love yourself, it becomes easier to Love it all.

Namaste, Donna

HELPFUL LINKS AND INFO:

For July I will be doing in person readings at the following dates and locations:
Saturday July 8th-Sapphire Holistic Center, Bradley Beach NJ 12:30pm-5pm Walk ins welcome, reservations suggested

https://sapphireholisticcenter.com/

Saturday June 15th-Aquarian Sun, Lincoln Park, NJ 10am-2pm
Soul Drawings:Must reserve your spot

http://aquariansun.net/
Saturday July 22nd-Unity Healing House Grand Opening!
12n-5pm Long Branch, NJ (Readers, vendors, door prizes-beautiful new center!)
http://unityhealinghouse.vpweb.com/
Walk ins welcome! Come browse and stay awhile

Saturday, June 29th-Sapphire Holistic Center, Bradley Beach NJ Soul Drawings 10:30pm-5pm https://sapphireholisticcenter.com/
Must reserve your spot

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/02/most-interesting-man-world-friends-barack-obama-215215

http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/23/remembering-mr-rogers/

https://www.lovehaswon.org/love-blogs/youre-ready-for-a-new-kind-of-love

http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cLoEP0Jx?cid=18b5f047-6fb6-4be3-ac16-bfb61b3d963d&region=6f280c6d-bed9-4fde-9dad-527c548d442e#/main

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Plexus: Personal Power

SolarPlexus.pngWelcome June!
We are so ready to embrace bright, sunny days…cool ocean breezes…outdoor festivals and starry nights with the sounds of crickets. Summer finally arrives : )

How perfect to look at our next chakra: the Solar Plexus. This is the “fire in the belly” the old saying is referring to. It’s element is fire and its energy is characterized by transmutation and heat. This chakra is where we get our “gut instincts” that signal us what to do when we need guidance.

Color: Yellow

Located: Midway between the navel and base of sternum

Characteristics associated with the Solar Plexus chakra are: power and the intellect, personal strength, comprehension, self esteem, will power, mental awareness, personal responsibility, making decisions, beliefs, clarity of decisions, independence, harmonious relationship with your surroundings, self discipline.

When in balance, you can experience: healthy self esteem, respect for others, calmness, initiative, feel friendly, joyful and confident. You live a deeply fulfilling emotional life, you feel daring, confident and able to take risks. This chakra is associated with the leader, the explorer and the charismatic individual.

When your Solar Plexus is out of balance, you may experience: low self confidence, have concerns about what others think of you, depression, confusion, bodily manifestations such as digestive, liver and respiratory problems, excessive control or authority over your environment and people, feelings of helplessness, irresponsibility, obsessed with minute details, being manipulative, lack of purpose or ambition, lack of clear direction.

Your Solar Plexus is activated:

  • anytime you muster the courage to do something that scares you
  • anytime you speak up for yourself
  • anytime you exert your willpower and self-control

You will acquire self-mastery – the ability to master your thoughts and emotions, overcome any fear and take appropriate action in any situation.

Ways to strengthen your Solar Plexus:

• Awaken lost curiosities; develop your photographic memory, do puzzles, pick up an old hobby.

• Regenerate your sense of smell, use aromatherapy extract oils like rosemary, grapefruit and orange.
• Wear a gold bracelet or necklace, or carry with you yellow gemstones like Amber or Topaz.

• Find the time to be outdoors and bask in the yellow energy of the sun.

Essential oils:
Chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, rosemary are amongst the most popular soothing oils

Recommended Crystals:
Citrine, tiger’s eye, yellow tourmaline.

Examples of stones that will work simultaneously on the heart chakra and the solar plexus chakra: Peridot, Serpentine, Gaspeite, Vesuvianite also known as Idocrase, Sphene, Hiddenite, Green Prehnite and Green Chrysoprase.

I hope this was of some help! Wishing you an amazing summer. Hope I get to see some of you at events I’ll be attending or be of service to you with a phone reading. Thank you for your support and for being on this amazing journey with me!

USEFUL LINKS

Sapphire Holistic Center: https://sapphireholisticcenter.com/
I will be attending their psychic fair on Saturday June 10th 1pm-5pm and doing Soul Drawing readings Saturday June 24th 10am-4pm

Unity Healing House: Saturday June 17th http://unityhealinghouse.vpweb.com/
Come to our OPEN HOUSE at our new location! Still on Branchport Ave., just across the street in a bigger space so we can offer more services and expand our community. I will be doing readings along with Sharon O’Brien and their will be plenty of vendors!

And of course, some very inspiring, insightful information to share:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290849

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/05/15/the-incredibly-simple-action-you-can-take-right-now-to-change-your-life-you-just-need-a-pen/?utm_term=.f5825e60a5ac

https://www.astrologyzone.com/

Sacral Center: Emotions

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Hello to the month of May!

This is the month of Life starting to bloom, reflection on maternal energy, nurturing, dreaming, planning and the feminine. How appropiate the next chakra center to review is the Sacral Center.

Location of our Sacral Chakra: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.

Color: Orange, music note D 417 hz
Related Herbs: Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) and Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)
Related Incense: Orris Root, Gardenia, Damiana
Related Glands: Gonads
Vowel sound: o (home)
Sense: Taste
Mantra Chant: VAM
Mudras (hand gesture): Sakthi Mundra

Crystals: Carnelian, coral, gold, calcite, amber, citrine, gold topaz, peach aventurine and moonstone

Represented by the element of water, this chakra is the source of creativity, inspiration, pleasure, sense of well being, sense of abundance and the foundation of our emotional body. It influences our ability to feel emotions and controls our ability to release our emotions. Also considered the relationship chakra, it represents our ability to relate to other people. The challenge of the Sacral chakra to interact “consciously” with others and to allow the creative flow of Life to guide and shape our experience.

Positive (strengths) of Sacral Chakra: Balance of independence and dependence, deeply connected relationships, empowering choices, imagination, creativity, feel healthy, friendly, focus on our objectives, empathy, tolerance, patience, intuition, energy, success, secure, nurturing of self as well as others.

Unbalanced Sacral Chakra: feeling unworthy, unloved, guilt, shame, easily overwhelmed, overly sensitive, shy, immobilized by fear, excess food, sex, additions, impotence, frigid, self centered, overly ambitious, untrusting, confused, aimless, lack of intimate relationships, isolated, clingy, manipulative, being controlled by others, fears of losing control, caught up in illusions.

Healing the Sacral Chakra

Affirmations: start by writing down the ones you feel called to do. Place this paper where you can see your affirmations often and repeat in your mind and out loud. Here are some sample affirmations I found for healing this chakra:

  • I know that life always supports me and takes care of me
  • I welcome the comfort of others in times of need
  • I am lovable and I am loved
  • I welcome intimacy as one of life’s greatest pleasures
  • Comforting another human being is one of the kindest things
  • I trust the process of life

Essential Oils: Bergamont, Cardamon, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang

Other aids can be: laughter, play more, light contact sports, massage, outings with friends, yoga, meditation.

Use a few of the options listed here, or what your intuition guides you towards, to heal and align this energy center to encourage a more open, healthy, confident, connected, successful you with more ease and joy.

As always, this lesson is just in time for me as well! I am humbled and grateful for your support and company on this journey we call Life. Wishing you peace, Love, joy and abundant miracles!

Blessings, Donna

OTHER INFORMATION

So happy I will be doing readings twice this month at the Unity Healing House.
On May 20th and 29th. Please stop by!
http://unityhealinghouse.vpweb.com/

As some of you know, I believe in the energy of Water to assist us. One of the ways I was guided to helps others use Water for their highest healing is by creating Intention Energizers, which uses the energy of crystals, Reiki, sound, color, imagery and Angel essences. I was pleasantly surprised to see in this video that Doreen Virtue also endorses the practice of energizing Water to assist us daily! 
http://www.learn.hayhouseu.com/21daystohigherenergy-eg-video3-waterintohighenergyelixir

Also saw this helpful article about Soulmates and Life Partners. This goes along with the Sacral center, as many of our relationship guidance and issues have a connection to this chakra:
http://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2016/03/the-difference-between-soulmates-and-life-partners.html

 

 

Root Cause

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Happy April Fools Day everyone!

I haven’t written in awhile because I was waiting to see what Spirit wanted me to write. Well, it came today as I was clearing cards for tomorrow’s readings. As always, what I share with you, I also relate to, so this is for both of us!

Over the course of the next few months, we will be examining the chakras. Today I got the message several times, we deeply need to examine our Root chakra, which means looking at “root cause” for what we are creating in our lives at this time.

Root Chakra, Base Chakra, Kundalini chakra: associated with the 4th ray and the lesson of Harmony through Conflict. Words associated with this energy center are support, safety, and grounding. Here is where we create the foundation for expansion in our Life. It reflects our basic needs, physical aspects of our self, sexuality, and financial safety–anchoring our energy into abundant manifestation. Our Root center is located at the genitals on the front of the body and base of the spine.

When imbalanced you may be experiencing: excessive negativity, eating disorders, be sexually manipulative, domineering, greed, illusion, restlessness, anger, excessive insecurity, anxiety, impulsiveness, feeling stuck, constantly in survival mode and other behaviors ruled mainly by fear.

This chakra was influenced by relationships in our early life between 0-7 years old. (Yes, it could be influenced you when you were in your mother’s womb. Babies do feel whatever the mother is experiencing.)

Some health issues associated with the Root Chakra are: joint pain, lower backache, obesity, anorexia, elimination problems, poor immune system, sleep disorders, fatique and poor circulation.

There are simple methods for healing this energy center. Create a daily practice in earth related activities. Such as gardening, walking or hiking, being in nature, hugging a tree : ), healthy cooking, dancing (sing along and you also help your throat chakra!), long soak with bath salts, yoga (I hear kundalini yoga has accelerated healing for some of my clients), and meditation.

Know that the Root chakra reflects back to you where you need change in your Life. Whether that change is in your career, your relationships, your environment, your beliefs and attitudes (I can’t…I don’t feel good enough…I lack resources…I lack support…). You need to do some serious self nurturing and stand in your power, take back your Life. You are God’s greatest miracle, remember? You can do so much more than you realize…you are loved and supported by the Angels and all of Heaven more than you know.

Trust in the changing times. The Universe has a Plan B that is being put into the place. New ways of doing, thinking, living are being revealed…new ideas, careers, relationships are being created. A new you in this New Earth is becoming reality. Allow for growth, allow for change. Everyone’s path is different and it doesn’t need to make sense to anyone…except YOU.

So today, find time to nurture your body, mind and spirit. Through movement, meditation, healthy nutrition, expressing gratitude for yourself as you are part of God’s plan. We are in this together, I assure you! May you experience clarity, guidance, flow, peace, joy, wellness, abundant success, security and especially…Love.

Humbly yours, Donna

HELPFUL LINKS

I will be doing Soul Drawing readings tomorrow in Plainsboro. I believe there are 2 slots left. If you would like to participate, please use this link today to reserve your spot: http://www.relaxationandhealing.com/events-calendar/april/item/55-soul

Join me and Sharon O’Brien in Long Branch for a day of mini readings on Earth Day April 22 at the Unity Healing House! They always have hot tea and treats, plenty of conversation and always a great vendor with beautiful trinkets for sale: http://unityhealinghouse.vpweb.com/calendar-of-events

Root Chakra Meditation: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16479/a-guided-meditation-to-rebalance-your-root-chakra.html

Find Your Truth: https://www.myss.com/final-salon-twelve-greatest-spiritual-truths/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-traits-can-silently-reduce-your-happiness-alarming-levels-baruah

Inspiration: https://theundefeated.com/features/boxer-lamont-petersons-first-victory-was-over-homelessness/

 

 

Surrender in 2017

Welcome…new year, new beginning. As we look forward to releasing last year and meditate on what we wish to bring in for 2017, be kind, courageous and patient with yourself.

A dear lady I know, Pat Parente, who talks to Angels, said she was told 2017 is about Surrender. It’s also a message that has also come up in readings I have given, and personal messages I have received. If you say “but I have surrendered, I have been doing the work”, then I must say this: surrender more. We pray and ask for assistance from our Angels and Spirit. Yet we get in the way and block the Universe’s response to our prayer and doubt what we are being guided to do.

Do you know the voice of your ego, from the voice of your Heart?

You always have free will: you can choose to surrender to your Light self or to your Shadow self. You are made of both so you cannot get away from yourself. It is when you accept this aspect as one with your being, no longer as duality, you will find more peace. And you will also be able to more consciously choose to act from your Light. Love all of yourself.

2017 is also about detaching from drama and chaos–in your Life and the world around you. Watch how your thoughts magnify and form your beliefs in your personal experience. You will be shown that you truly are a master creator of your world, and will be asked to re-examine what you are creating. If your Heart desires one experience but your ego/mind is creating another–hence, this sends a mixed signal to the Universe and creates conflict. Get clear on what you wish to experience and be open to implementing creative solutions in a new way. Be aware of your true intention in your request.

Quiet your mind, even if for mere moments at a time. Trust the small voice you hear giving you counsel. Talk to your Guides and Angels every day. Build a relationship with them, confide in them, send Love to Them. Find reasons to be grateful. And forgive, forgive, forgive.

Dear Spiritual Warriors and Visionaries, as you all are, the battle between dark and light is inside all of us. Surrender…this does not display that you are weak, but that you are the most courageous of all. Thank you for being with me on this journey, as I also learn to surrender and trust.

Have a very Joyous, Prosperous, Healthy New Year. I hope to see many of you in 2017 to be of service on your Soul’s journey!

Blessings, Donna

RESOURCES/LINKS

READINGS 2017: Check back often as events will continue to be updated
http://heartsoulintuitive.weebly.com/classes–readings.html

Lessons learned from cancer. This is a project still coming together so keep checking in!  http://www.bringmeaningtolife.com

What’s your morning routine?: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/30/7-common-elements-i-must-have-in-my-morning-routine.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104138315&yptr=yahoo

Wise poem from Charlie Chaplan: http://raiseyourvibration.com/as-i-began-to-love-myself-poem-by-charlie-chaplin/

Archangel Raphel and Abundance Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxQu4g9Xu2M

Astrology Year Ahead: http://www.cainer.com/yearahead/

 

 

 

 

 

God’s Gifts

It’s December…and it’s the season of Gift Giving. It’s promoted everywhere…advertisements about what gifts to buy for your family and kids, gifts to exchange with friends, gifting in many forms to various charities, gifting of time to nursing homes, shelters and soup kitchens. It’s a great feeling to give and receive a gift. Especially…the perfect gift, just the ticket that someone you care about really needs or wouldn’t get for their self.

I was guided to randomly look at YouTube videos about near death experiences and came upon a video that really gave me the ah-ha of what to write this month’s blog about. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG_hEi8E4U8

God has infinite gifts for all of us. We come into this world with many gifts, many unique qualities and abilities. And it doesn’t stop there…God has more gifts than Santa and his elves could generate in a lifetime–all for just asking. Ask–and it shall be Given. And then–we need to receive.

What gifts do you have? What gifts would you like to receive? What will you do upon receiving these gifts?

We are all gifted with the ability to create change, to become masters of our destiny and to experience great Love and Peace. I also am learning what more I can do with my gifts, how I block my own progress and how to take accountability for what I do with the bounty the Universe has bestowed on me. December, the month of Light, is a great time to reflect and seek direction for the new year ahead.

So, create your list for the Universe and check it twice. Ask and Believe…the magic is real! May you unwrap many gifts, of your highest dreams and true calling of your Heart, all year long. Happy, happy holidays…thank you all, always, for your love and support. You are a Gift for touching my Life!

Blessings, Donna

ADDITIONAL LINKS & RESOURCES

Ask an Angel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihB_z–oT0c

Heart Chakra Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8jCKzpwS34

Thousands of things go right for you everyday: http://www.freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/

18 Affirmations Before You Sleep: http://www.finerminds.com/happiness/18-night-time-affirmations-before-you-go-to-sleep/?utm_content=buffer45154&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

 

Voices in my Head

Many people ask me how to know when they are using their intuition-especially when it’s a voice inside their head, giving feedback and opinions whether based on facts or not. How do you know which is the “good” Angel on your shoulder, and which is the “bad” Angel?

I don’t call them good and bad…I do call them Spirit and Ego. Since one of my abilities is Clairaudience, I hear many voices all the time telling me what to do! Lately there has been one chattering non stop, with negative feedback, worry, fear and seeing the world in shades of gray. Not what I’m asking to manifest in my Life right now–so, why the surge of the voice of ego?

Ego usually arises as a response to feeling a need to protect. It arises from our interpretation of past events that left a mark on our consciousness. So, to me when my ego is acting up more, I look at it as I must be getting closer to a breakthrough. Moving into the new looks like the unknown, so to ego that is a scary place. It’s annoying though, listening to your ego on over drive! Time to put a name on this, make friends and quiet the voice of fear.

Let’s start with naming your ego. For this purpose, I’ll use Aunt Harriet (you know, after a family member that means well but always has a negative view about life and outdated advice). Now that I’ve named her, I need to take stock of her personality. Aunt Harriet believes life has to be hard and that miracles are only for a few special people-and you’re not one of them. She moans loudly that she is a failure in some main area of life and there’s no way out-she needs to be rescued, yet believes no one can help. (You get the idea). NOW: separate your beliefs from Aunt Harriet’s. Write it down on paper with two columns-yours and hers.

It will become easier to recognize Aunt Harriet’s voice from your own. You can talk to Aunt Harriet, calm her fears, tell her you love her but you’re too busy enjoying life now so you have to hang up the phone! It doesn’t mean Aunt Harriet won’t try calling back and she will try hard to be heard, aka for your own good, just like any family member who feels they know what’s best for you. It’s a lesson in knowing YOU know what’s best for you. As long as you come from clear highest intention, self love and it feels right. Emotions point us in the direction our Soul wishes to travel. Pay attention to your signs, what brings you joy and when overwhelmed, bring yourself back to present moment.

Blessings to everyone!

LINKS AND RESOURCES

November Astrological Outlook: http://numerologist.com/portal/astrology/your-early-november-2016-astrology-forecast-indulge-in-your-dark-side/

Meaning behind finding coins: http://numerologist.com/portal/personal-growth-and-success/is-finding-dimes-nickles-and-pennies-a-sign-from-your-angels/

Good Advice:

I met with a medium to find inner peace—here’s what happened

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/is-there-a-formula-for-happiness-four-writers-share-their-storie/

Doreen Virtue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS9cIeI0MKI