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New Year’s 2015, free Green Body Cleanse e-book, and twice the Abe :-)


 

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES AND BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE!! Here’s some tips and picks to help you start off 2015….

PICK FOR THE YEAR:

Oh, I think this is a great one to watch and listen to for starting off the new year!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152505438373908

 

TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR:

# 1 – Thanks to Theresa at Soul Gatherings for posting this so I could share with all of you….

beauty

Beannacht – A New Year Blessing
~ John O’Donohue ~

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

Especially love those last two stanzas!

# 2 – Great idea!

Also check out past New Year’s posts for more inspiration and ideas of what you could do:

https://zirah1.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/ways-to-start-the-new-year-out-right/

https://zirah1.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/happy-healthy-new-years-tips-picks/

https://zirah1.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/predictions-new-years-ritual-and-envisioning-2010/

# 3 –  Glorious! And such good advice for 2015!

Open yourself to the wisdom of nature, vast and expansive,
bringing forth life in myriad ways.
Let its intelligence inform you
and transform you.
Let nature help you evolve into a higher being. ∼ Alberto Villoldo

# 4 –  Here’s an opportunity to get a free download of Dr. Edward Group’s new The Green Body Cleanse book that contains information about greening up and “healthing” up your home, workplace and body. Great info to have at the start of 2015!

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/free-green-body-cleanse-book-from-dr-group/

 

# 5 – And a double dose of Abe to get the new year off right. With a lot of  scary seeming stuff happening in the world these days, as you venture into 2015 this might be something to keep in mind….

There are always those who thrive when masses are dying of sickness. There are always those who thrive economically when economic decline seems to be the order of your nation. There are always those who are clear-minded in environments of confusion. You do not need everyone or anyone else to align with your desire—only you need to align with your desire. ∼Abraham

Something else to keep in mind. I think this will be one of my mantras for the year. :-)

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff —it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel. ∼Abraham

 

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holy Days


 

 

Hadn’t planned on doing a post, but yesterday I came across this and it seemed so perfect for today…..

 

PICK OF THE DAY:

I love this, not only because the middle part sounds so beautiful, but it also gives me new appreciation for crickets (and all of God’s creatures), and the message at the end about being in harmony with the Universe is great!

 

Best wishes for an inspired and inspiring holiday season!

p. s. Want more inspiration? Visit last year’s Christmas post….

https://zirah1.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/happy-holly-holy-holidays/


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Wise words, abundance, Buddha smile, holiday treats, Tolle on surrender, solstice, and presence vs presents


TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Wise words, indeed!

 

# 2 – This was a quote featured in the weekly newsletter I received from astrologer Rob Brezsny…..

“The Way of Abundance is all too often misconstrued as a shallow sense
of ‘getting what one wants,’ ‘eliminating the negative,’ or ‘being free from pain.’ Even the often-touted ‘manifesting your dreams,’ offers a
psychological disposition that generally remains fixated around
manifestation as ‘the project of me.’

“But the ‘project of me’ can never be enough, for it does not meet ‘the
other,’ and real living involves meeting. The touch and contact with all of life, the full freedom of non-separation, the completeness of full
relationship, and the radiance of compassionate ecstasy is what we are
inherently hungry for.”

– Rick Jarow, Alchemy of Abundance

 

# 3 – What a smile….the Buddha would be pleased.

"In many statues and pictures, the Buddha is depicted with a slight smile. Research now shows that even a small smile relaxes our reactivity and inclines us toward feelings of ease and well being." - Tara Brach, "True Refuge"</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Photo: An Australian quokka

“In many statues and pictures, the Buddha is depicted with a slight smile. Research now shows that even a small smile relaxes our reactivity and inclines us toward feelings of ease and well being.” – Tara Brach, “True Refuge”

 

# 4 – Short, insightful presentation by Eckhart Tolle on surrender and resistance……

 

# 5 – And the winter solstice and new moon are upon us and, according to astrograph.com, it sounds like we’re in for what could be a powerfully transformative time…..

Sunday’s Winter Solstice is a powerful one and deserves a special mention, not least because this same day also represents the significant turning point of the Capricorn New Moon, taking place just a few hours later. Additionally, the extremely close Uranus-Pluto square and Eris-Jupiter trine are still quite active, as they are for the entire month of December.

But first a few words about the Winter Solstice itself, that ancient festival of the returning of the light that is still celebrated in Western culture with its survival into modern times as the Christian and Jewish holiday season. Just as the New Moon represents the beginning of the monthly lunation cycle, based on the relationship of Sun and Moon, the Winter Solstice represents one important beginning of the yearly cycle of the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, when the daylight reaches its lowest point, and begins to rise again.

Another important timing is of course the Sun’s “Aries ingress,” of the Spring Equinox, also considered a yearly starting point when the length of day is equal to the length of night. The Winter Solstice is also known as the “Capricorn ingress” of the Sun, or entrance into the sign of Capricorn, as he completes and initiates another yearly cycle. Astrologers therefore use the chart for the Winter Solstice, the timing of the shortest daylight period of the entire year as the opportunity for taking a symbolic look at the year ahead…

Read more about the Winter Solstice

And an excerpt from an article at mooncircles.com about the new moon and solstice…..

Change-agent Uranus in fiery Aries stations direct at the Solstice/New Moon as well, jumpstarting a burning desire and momentum that’s been held in abeyance for five months. In fact, the three-hour period from 2:45 pm to 5:36 pm PST on Dec. 21st is one of the strongest portals for release and rebirth that I’ve seen in a long while. This is especially true wherever zero degrees of Capricorn (New Moon) and 12 degrees of Aries (Uranus SD) fall in your chart. I’ve been telling all my clients to get out into nature or at least light a candle and do a ritual to celebrate the rebirth of the light within. Whatever intentions we set at this time will be supported by Saturn’s shift into Sagittarius on Dec. 23, which will help us cultivate and sustain hope, and stay on track to manifest our New Year’s goals.

Read more: http://mooncircles.com/capricorn-new-moon-hope-legs/

 

# 6 – And if you’re in the mood for fixing some tasty treats this weekend, here are some recipes to inspire you…..

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/holiday-treats-to-eat-and-share/

 

# 7 – Yes, shouldn’t the holiday season be about presence more than presents?!

(thanks to Dream Living with Karynne Boese for the list)

 

Enjoy!

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Holiday spirit, gratitude, no bellyachin’ allowed, power of words, free stuff, and Abraham


 PICK FOR TODAY:

Oh this is a great one for keeping the true spirit of the holiday season alive, whatever your religious persuasion!

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – You can never go wrong with gratitude!

 

# 2 –  This article by Adoley Odunton of The Wellness Revolution ties in nicely with Tip #1. Quit bellyachin’, be grateful, and take an active role in creating the life you want…… 
 –
Quit Your Bellyachin’ and Let’s Create a Miracle

Last week we finished the Gratitude Challenge. 8 days of focusing on different aspects of gratitude. It was wonderful to be in a like-minded community of people all focusing their intentions in the same direction and a great lead into Thanksgiving.

One of the powerful exercises we shared was a complaint-free day. I was again reminded of the importance of maintaining a practice and the power of community by something that happened last week.

Jim and I moved recently to a new neighborhood. It’s quiet, beautifully landscaped and filled with open green spaces, bike paths and walkways. We have a wonderful view of grassy marshlands filled with herons, ducks and even an alligator!

Yet I found myself “bellyachin’’ recently to a friend that people keep to themselves and it wasn’t very neighborly. Where were the good old days when you moved into a neighborhood and neighbors welcomed you with a pie or dropped by?

Soon we were going global, lamenting the loss of community in our society, people living in isolation, families being separated by thousands of miles and busy lives, our elderly being relegated to senior homes.  New kinds of community living and neighborhoods ought to be created we agreed.

A few days later, I read an article in our local paper that made me sit up. A music student, “Claire” and her friends were having difficulty in finding affordable housing.

Instead of complaining about the lack of student housing, she approached the administrator of a senior home with a novel idea. In return for free accommodation the students would provide weekly concerts at the nursing home. The administrator agreed.

The idea was a huge success. The seniors loved the concerts but most of all they loved having young people around whom they could learn from. Claire said that it was wonderful to suddenly have grandmas and grandpas full of amazing stories who took an interest in them.

Right in my neighborhood, a miracle in inspired living was taking place because a young girl chose to stop complaining and took a bold action instead. Claire’s creative solution prompted me to visit my neighbor next door and introduce myself. I realized that even though I was new in my neighborhood, I could help create the kind of neighborhood” I desired.

This holiday season we are going to hold an open house and invite our neighbors over so that we can meet them and we’ll be the ones providing pie!

We invite you to be our neighbor too… please read on…

Miracles are happening everywhere around us and the opportunity to co-create them is always available to us. When we join a community where we share a common intention, our capacity to create miracles grows exponentially.

Imagine building on Claire’s idea – what if we turned our nursing homes into affordable shared housing not just for seniors but including single Moms, students and working families?  That creates a community where people can actually take care of each other!

 

# 3 – This is a great little video and under 2 minutes!

 

# 4 – Free stuff! Yea!

The Shift Network is preparing for a special event – a one-hour free video broadcast on Dec. 22nd (Barbara Marx Hubbard’s 85th birthday) in which she will lay out her vision for the future and how we can all help co-create a larger evolutionary shift for humanity! You can learn more about Barbara Marx Hubbard’s 85th Birthday Broadcast: Pioneering the Next Stage of Human Evolution and sign up here.

Best-selling authors Marci Shimoff and Debra Poneman have teamed up and are offering a free presentation titled The 3 Secrets to Living a Life Filled With Miracles. You can find out more and sign up here.

And check out the latest post at Self-help Health for some free alternative health-related resources, plus free cookbook and de-stress meditation download:

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/more-free-resources-for-you/

 

# 5 – I think this is great, insightful “advice” from Abraham….

If we had a child, or anyone, and we caught them doing something inappropriate, we would not amplify it with our words. We would identify what it is we do not want, and then out of it would come the rocket of desire of what we do want, and then we would just visualize, visualize, visualize, until we find peace within our vision. When you make someone and their action the heart of a vision that you’ve spent time on — your relationship improves, your experience is better, and they receive the benefit of the experience. But if you catch them, and see them, and worry about it, and put mechanisms in place to prevent it, now you have not only amplified it, you have now made a commitment that is hooking you both into that, until usually it gets big enough that you break apart, and then you attract others to fulfill that role.–Abraham

And some wise words from Corrie ten Boom (interesting name)….

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

 

Enjoy!

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Clarity, Mother Nature, beautiful people, Net-Works, alternative health, and Abraham


 TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Yep! 

 

# 2 – Wow, Jimmy Nelson did a great job of recording the beauty and diversity of some of the rare groups of people on the planet….

http://cryptik.squarespace.com/home/before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson.html

 

# 3 – Here’s a short video about a great project called Net-Works that is heart-warming and inspiring, AND is creating a win-win-win situation. More of this kind of thing, please and thank you!

http://lauraecpaul.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/interface-net-works-making-waste-beautiful/

 

# 4 – OMG! Mother Nature does it AGAIN!

 

# 5 – From Om Magazine….

 

# 6 – How about some ideas for healthy gifts to give this season, plus a free download of some healing music, and a recipe for sore throat tea to keep on hand? Or information about auriculotherapy and how to give yourself a de-stressing, health-promoting ear massage? Or learning about the importance of iodine, its health benefits and signs of deficiency?

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/more-healthy-gift-ideas-a-gift-for-you-and-sore-throat-tea/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/ear-massage-holiday-de-stresser-with-multiple-health-benefits/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/iodine-part-ii/

 

# 7 – Another free event being offered by The Shift Network…..

Freedom is not found outside of commitments and responsibilities but through profound surrender. Non-resistance to life allows us to realize that there is nothing to get and nowhere to go.  Everything we are is already here.

No teacher has illumined these penetrating, profound truths with so much grace as Gangaji.  For more than 25 years, habitual seekers have come home to themselves in her presence and words.

And next Wednesday December 17th listeners will learn how to jump more fully into life without resistance on Gangaji’s free online event: Natural Realization: Peacefully Resolving the Tension Between Freedom and Daily Responsibility.

During this call, Gangaji will guide listeners into the deepest possibility for their lives as they walk the razor’s edge of their divinity and humanity, revealing how to:

  • Resist nothing and fully open to all that is arising
  • Find refuge in the silence, even in the midst of conflict and miscommunication
  • Invite your whole being to surrender at a deeper level than the mind

Learn more and sign up here.

 

# 8 – This seems like a good thing to practice and see what happens. Can’t hurt!

You have the ability to pivot under any and all conditions. But most of you are habitual in nature, and your patterns are so well entrenched that at times the fastest path to the joy you seek is for you to take your pivot as you sleep. By reaching for good-feeling thoughts before you go to sleep and then experiencing the benefit of the quiet mind that occurs while you sleep—and then upon awakening, immediately turning to good-feeling thoughts—you can accomplish the ultimate Pivoting experience.–Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Change lives, the Now, acceptance, clean pan, astrology, trippy image, free events, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Beautiful image and words..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEGIN WITH YES….When you look someone in the eyes and quietly say, “thank you” or “I love you” or “I could use some help” or “let me help you,” and really mean it, you are making an incredible, life changing difference in both your lives. And as lives change, the world changes too.

 

# 2 – Something to keep in mind….

 

# 3 – Here’s an entertaining post from someone who I think has a great sense of humor, a talent for writing, and the ability to make lemonade from lemons…..

http://tapntap.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/a-clean-pan/

p.s. While you’re there, also read the post “Dark & Stormy Night.” :-)

 

# 4 – Wow, love this trippy image from the Resonance Project. I have a feeling staring at it could actually change things on a cellular level….

 

# 5 – Some free events from The Shift Network….. 

This Wednesday, December 3rd, Andrew Harvey returns with Turning Your Holidays into Holy Days Through the Sacred Power of Prayer. This call will open enrollment on an extended course on prayer that for those called to it, will create an opportunity to arouse your holiest desires for transformation, healing, rebirth, and becoming an instrument for love’s action in the world.  Learn  more and sign up here.Then on December 6th, they will feature transformational teacher Patricia Albere on: Beyond Personal Awakening: How Mutual Awakening Activates New Potentials of Profound Intimacy, Creativity and Expanded Consciousness. Building upon more than three decades of teaching, Patricia is highly skilled at creating the practices and the context for entering into this new level of “shared consciousness” that takes you beyond the subtle narcissism and self-contraction of a purely solo practice (even when those solo practices are done in a group).

Her work in the field of “shared consciousness” reveals previously unimagined potentials for human development that can and is moving humanity far beyond the limits of merely personal spiritual growth. You can sign up here.

# 6 – And December is shaping up to be quite a potent month, astrologically-speaking. In fact, this post from astrograph.com is titled The Transformational Intensity of December….
The astrology of December features Mars, Jupiter, Uranus,Neptune and Pluto, along with Eris. Mars and the other personal planets are changing signs this month, with Marsentering Aquarius early, just two days before the powerful FullMoon configuration of Saturday, December 6th, that highlightsUranus and Pluto in square, now less than half of a degree away and therefore quite active. This is one peak of their current thrust for massive and revolutionary change. At this time as well, Jupiter and Venus conspire to make a grand trine in Fire signs with the new planet Eris, past Pluto, that is proving to be potent in natal charts and in transit, representing a spiritual warrior for soul purpose. Therefore this month, we are celebrating this newly discovered outer planet archetype that seems to symbolize an implacable energy for embracing deep soul intention. What we can expect is a greater reliance on ourselves, and for making a stand for what, at the deepest levels of our being, we truly believe.

 

# 7 – And some stimulation from Emmanuel Dagher and Abraham….

Acceptance doesn’t always mean agreeing with or resonating with a certain person, situation or concept. It does however, allow you to embrace the uniqueness of this incredible world without trying to control or change it.--Emmanuel Dagher

Esther said to us, “Abraham, how come you guys (meaning nonphysical entities) can’t get your stories straight? This one says this. That one says that. If we have been talking to God, why doesn’t God say the same thing to everyone? Why isn’t everybody getting the same message?” And we said, “Everybody isn’t asking the same question. Everybody is not at the same point of understanding. Everybody is not even wanting the same thing.” We are all about eternalness which means we are about difference. It is in our difference that desires of all kinds come forth, and as all of these new desires pop up, every one of them, even in their difference, is important.—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Evolution Made Easier so you don’t miss future posts. And stop by my new Evolution Made Easier website and Self-help Health blog for more tips, picks and free stuff!