Thursday, December 23, 2010

Memo From Higher Self:

You are in charge of birthing all you desire through your beliefs, through your engagements of energy, action, and thought!!

Where you put your time, energy and THOUGHTS is exactly what you are creating for your future.

As each of these move into your heart space you start to see them become externalized as your life.  You are the only one that creates stages and outcomes of situations that benefit your own Soul growth.  You, my dear self, have the ability in all abstract events in your life to pull in divine intervention, to rearrange what doesn't feel good, to rewrite the ending to any story. The buck stops with you.  You have the gift of coming full swing into Goodness if you choose.

All things, believe it or not, are at your beck and call and creation.   Thanks for listening 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Golden Key

The following was written by Ellen Whitehurst

 So just a little bit more detail regards that magical golden key that somehow showed up in my life these last few days.  But, first, I wasn’t surprised that Stephen was eliminated off Top Chef last night but I sure was sad to see Dale go.  Now, that said, as long as Tre is still dreamily hanging around, well, sigh.

And Andy Cohen’s after show last night with Amy Sedaris was fall out funny and even Colicchio couldn’t keep a straight face.  Hilarity in the Bravo clubhouse.

And the laughing continued right into the early snowy morning when each boy who came by was more wrapped up than the next.  See we live in an area close by the Chesapeake Bay and we have these enormous dunes nearby, so, whenever it does snow (and stick) the boys snowboard and sled, for hours, down those dunes.  But first they converge here and I swear it was like a Norman Rockwell painting here earlier today.
And right this instant I am waiting on Val to get here to help me put up the tree.  FINALLY.  I am just so behind this holiday season!  But I was in front of the energies this morning when I walked into my bathroom this morning.  Truth be told I did see something sticking out over the top of that door yesterday but I just don’t know why I didn’t just reach up and grab whatever it was.  I had alot on my mind yesterday so I don’t think I was present with that gift.

But this morning, just as I passed under the door, the sun caught the key and it sparkled and shimmered.  I got up on my tip toes and grabbed the key and pulled it down in front of me.  A golden key.  What?  Why?  How’d it get there?  Weird.

So the first thing I thought was that Val must have left that key there when he was in my room the other day.  But, still, a golden key on top of the lip of my bedroom bathroom door?  Hmmmmm……

But, then, I quieted and I asked what this key meant.  And that still small voice that I trust so very much just said these three words, ‘The Golden Key.’  When I got to my computer I looked up a small book that I remembered reading once upon a million years ago.  But, I couldn’t remember what the message of the tiny little pamphlet was.  Until I reread that message again today.  And, essentially, it’s this:

The Golden Key is practicing the presence of God.  This method definitely supports and aligns with main messages of almost every other tradition I have studied.  Simply put, The Golden Key maintains that thoughts are things.  And that where you place your thoughts, consistently and constantly, is also what you will most assuredly manifest in your life.  In this particular pamphlet, the author, Emmet Fox, says that focusing on problems will only serve to create more of same in your life.  The Fantastic Mister Fox gave us his Golden Key by instructing that WHENEVER your thoughts turn to ANYTHING you don’t want in your life, you should CONSCIOUSLY STOP and turn your thoughts to God (or whoever your Higher Power is.)  But the idea is the same.  Don’t spend one second thinking about anything unproductive.  And if/when your find yourself slipping into anything anxiety producing you should IMMEDIATELY and CONSCIOUSLY stop that stinking thinking and then shift your vibration to an immeasurably higher one by simply thinking about God.

So I am grateful, grateful, grateful…for a benevolent and blessed Universe that will manifest little golden keys for me to remember that we are not ever alone.  Symbols.  They speak to the language of the soul.  And can unlock our ultimate potential so that it can be filled to overflowing with miracles, magic and possibility.
So that is why I am also offering a link today from our friend and uber astrologer Kathy Rose.  She does her inimitable inspirational job of offering insights on symbols and signs from the Universe.  Go ahead and link to her wisdom right here:

The signs are all around us.  All the time.  Look for yours right now!  Here, I’ll kick that effort off…….XOE!

I have to say that I love love love Ellen and so love the insight from Kathy Rose. Since finding Ellen a few month's ago, I have had great forward movement. Thanks Ellen!

Hope this finds you all well and your holidays are filled with uber love, happiness and joy!

Aromatic kisses,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Spirit of the Holidays: Use Mercury Retrograde to Set a New Foundation!

A reminder that WE are moving forward
It’s baaaaaack! Mercury Retrograde is about to strike again just in time for the holiday season. But, no need to cringe. With the right perspective, the coming three weeks can actually support you in making a new start in the New Year!

Our little buddy Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn from December 10 through December 30, when it turns direct in Sagittarius. As I’ve mentioned in past blogs, Mercury Retrograde happens when Mercury slows down and appears to stop or move backward. When a planet is retrograde, it’s usually closer to the Earth in its orbit and exerts more gravitational force in our direction. So, in this case, we have a three-week celestial “psych out” in which Mercury, the planet of communication, information, perception, and the mind, skillfully (and sometimes shrewdly!) impacts those areas in our lives.

When a planet is retrograde, our thinking is more introspective and we tend to think about concerns that relate to the sign involved. With this Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, the hardy goat of the zodiac, there will be more focus on structures and foundations. Capricorn is about keeping your feet on the ground and your eye on the prize. An earth sign, it embodies responsibility, patience, wisdom, tenacity, and maturity. And, good old Mercury will probably bring you situations (some which might be frustrating or challenging) that force you to cultivate all of these qualities.(Hint, Hint, universal 2x4 on its way!) Likewise, when Mercury is in Capricorn, our thought processes become more defined, our focus becomes sharper, and we think in practical terms.

Think of yourself as the architect of your life, setting out to design, organize, and build a beautiful, strong structure that will support you and others. This is the time to step up and take responsibility for whatever is going on, right down to the nitty gritty in your foundations. With Capricorn’s focus on professional and personal standing, we’re all being asked to examine our ideals and goals and perhaps redefine the path we’re taking to achieve them. (Personally, I had been on the wrong track, completely diverted from the real pursuit of oneness.) What’s working? What isn’t? As 2010 comes to a close, how have you grown? What are your most cherished goals? If we take responsibility for laying the foundation now and focus on re-evaluating, planning, and preparing, this time can help us persevere in the long-run and attain the goals we set. Not coincidentally, this retrograde in Capricorn has come at the perfect time to set the stage for a new beginning in 2011. In fact, when Mercury goes direct on December 30, it’s in Sagittarius—the sign of abundance and optimism.

When it comes to the rest of the holiday season, it’s important to keep in mind that Mercury Retrograde does have a way of interfering with all areas of communications. Misunderstandings with friends and family may come up, electronics may start acting funny, and so on. During all retrogrades, I make an extra effort to be clear in all of my communications and say exactly what I mean. It’s also important to detach in the midst of tense situations, and it might also be time to re-evaluate some of your relationships. Some people also prefer to hold off on buying electronics and gadgets during retrogrades. In that case, you might prefer to get a gift certificate for your loved one to use after Christmas. One last thing, I can assure that the retrograde will not mess with Santa’s sleigh!

Create a blueprint for the coming year: Spend some time over this retrograde examining what is and isn’t working in your life. What are some of the patterns you’ve noticed? What did you learn in 2010? Is there anywhere you’ve given away your power? How did you grow? What are your most cherished dreams for 2011? How do you need to grow to be the person who lives those dreams?

Remember, Mercury Retrograde is about introspection. Don’t feel pressured to take action on something new during the next three weeks, but do go within and find clarity about where you’ve been and where you are in your life. Then, create a vision for where you want to go and ask yourself who you need to be to get on that path.

This blog was beautifully written by Collete Baron-Reid and comments in (parenthesis and italics) are mine. 

I hope this comes at just the right for you. I can tell you that I have the pleasure of having Mercury Retrograde in my Natal Chart, which tends to lend to me the great honor of experiencing MR about 1 month before the masses. This leads to great insight and expertise in which I offer assistance and guidance to those who seek my professional services as an Intuitive Aromatherapy Pharmacist.