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Love

Love is nothing if not share with someone. I wish you a wonderful love filled life, give, give, and then give some more.

Ink and paper available at my store

Ink and paper available at my store


Peace in =’s Peace out
Have a Happy
~Deb

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Welcome 2014 with a New Vision Board

Create yourself a vision board and watch the magic of manifestation happen!

I posted this before, but I think it’s a good time to re-post it. As the new year is knocking on our doors, it’s time to reflect on what we want out of 2014 and to let go of what no longer serves us for 2013. I’ll be creating a new board this week and really taking stock of my life and what I want to manifest. The more I dive deeper into my yoga practice, I’m finding my attention is shifting inward, It’ll be interesting to see what my vision board will look like when I’m done.

Create what you want most in your life by creating a vision board.

Create what you want most in your life by creating a vision board.

A vision board is a project created by you to help manifest all you want to have in your life. It’s a place to declare to the Universe that you want your dreams, goals, ideas or martial objects in your time frame in your life.

The creative process in putting together a vision board is very important. When we create it with our hands, when we write it with our fingers, we are declaring it to the Universe in our hands-on vibrations. This is what I want! This is how I want to feel! This is who I wish to be!

A vision board should be placed in a special place in your home where you can look upon it every day. I suggest your bedroom. Sit and look upon your vision board and feel that you have everything you wish to have right that very moment. Have your coffee, tea, or water and breathe in your visions and say, “thank you, thank you Universe”.

The Process
• Cut, draw, glue, pictures and sayings from books, magazines, photos; it’s a collage of dreams to come true. Place your goals, your personal achievements that you want to reach, your material objects you what to have, your state of mind you are trying to reach. Place them on your vision board and then release the “attachment” of obsessing over it each day and let it go to the Universe. Then when you sit each day and absorb your creating, put a smile on your face and FEEL the feeling of having already achieved and received all that is on your board.

(When I first began, I used poster board, then canvas board and now I use a bulletin board)

WOW… it is a magical creation. But I will caution you, you might think you want that new car… but when it comes down to actually creating your vision board, you might find your focus on more mind and heart feelings other that material obtainment’s.

I have taught classes on creating a vision board and meditations on finding out what you truthfully want in life, if you would like more help in finding this out, let me know. I’m happy to help. The more positive happy people in life, the more peaceful our world!

Good luck and happy creating! Have a happy Day!

How may I serve Free Meditation

How may I serve Free Meditation

From the Copra Center, a great place to learn.  How may I serve.  It’s amazing that when we put our focus and energy on how we can better help humanity, how wonderful our life becomes.  So ask yourself today, how may I serve?  

 

Thank you

Thank you blogger family, you are such a wonderful supportive group of people. Everyday you bring a smile to my face, and some a tear with your love. compassion, joy, and willingness to be, share and live kindness. Our world is a much better place today just because you are here. Have a wonderful day and continue to spread the love.

Peace and blessings be with you wherever you go.

watercolor on paper

watercolor on paper

Meditation Challenge

The Chopra Center is yet again offering a free 21 day meditation challenge. It’s a great way to learn to meditate. Even if the thought of meditation scares you, sign up, sit back and just listen. Great learning and positive affirmations, I guarantee you will come away with a lighter heart and more joy in your soul. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

https://chopracentermeditation.com/

Watercolor on Canvas Board, available in print and cards at my store.

Watercolor on Canvas Board, available in print and cards at my store.

Remember, you are never alone, there is always Angels at your side, you just need to be still and quite the mind to feel them.
Watercolor on Canvas Board by Me 🙂

Enjoy and Peace, peace-in =’s Peace-out!

Namaste ~ Deb

Seahorse

ink and paper

ink and paper

One in my new collection, a LOT of color, and FUN… The seahorse is so magical, for me it’s like believing in a fairy that’s able to grant wishes. What will you wish for today. Ask the seahorse and simply believe…..it you believe….it will be 🙂 have a magical day. And if you like my creation, visit my store. All my creations available there in cards and prints. 🙂 peace in =’s peace-out

Learning to Meditate

I find that so many people are afraid of the word, Meditation. “I can’t quiet my mind; I can’t sit with my legs crossed for hours on end. I just can’t do it, it’s not for me” I hear this over and over when I talk about meditation. I find that people are either willing to do it, or they’re not. It saddens me because there are tremendous benefits from meditation.
Yes, our brain is the biggest supper computer there is, we have thoughts and thoughts, visions, and visions over 60,000.00 a day. WOW…. Talk about megabytes. Meditation is taking a pause, a break from all the data input and output of the brain. To sit and simply breathe is the first step in meditation. You don’t need to go out and buy anything special. You don’t need any degree or special training to begin.
So what do you gain by spending time in meditation? You gain calm, peace of mind, a new since of awareness, you lower your stress level, calm your nerves, and you rejuvenate your body and your mind, yes…it’s like defragmenting your supper computer of all the junk it’s stored. You are spending time on your breathe and reconnecting it to your body, which in turn reconnects it to your spirit, which in turn reconnects you to the Universal being. LOVE…..you are giving your entire body love.
Simply start and give yourself no time limit, Find a place to sit, in a chair, against a wall, legs crossed, or touching the ground, whatever is most comfortable. If you want music, just make sure it has no words. You don’t want the choir in your brain to be activated and start singing or some distant love song to pop up a hidden romance. I do find it funny what type of thoughts tend to show up when I sit in meditation…..the key is to simply breathe and then sweep that thought away with the breath.
Sit, have your palms facing up and open to connect with the universe or facing down upon your thighs to connect deeper within yourself. Shoulders are always back, head of your shoulders slightly down, and your heart is always open. Breathe in slowly via the nose a few times, while releasing the breath via the nose. Keeping your eyes and mouth closed and you’re tongue resting down. Make the sound of the ocean as you breathe in-and-out, focus on this sound. And simply breathe, taking a deep breathe in, pausing, and exhale, pausing. Feel the rise and fall of your body, bringing all your attention and intentions on the breath, our life giving force our Prana. And as you sink into your breath and your body without realizing it your breathing will become quite. When thoughts come rushing in at you, just breathe them away. If you cry because something has been released, then let it go…… sometimes meditation brings up issues we have not been willing to let go of.
Don’t grade yourself, this is not a test, simply just sit, breathe, and be…. for however long you can be….
Meditation has helped me in my stress levels; it has taught me the art of patience’s, calmness, love, compassion.

My favorite meditation guide is DavidJi and I would recommend his book on “the secrets of meditation” to everyone who has ever been interested in learning to meditate. It’s an easy read that covers just about every form of meditation possible, and it’s written in an easy light format. A must Read. http://www.davidji.com/

Just like trying anything new, it takes practice, please find time in your day to carve out a space for meditation. When you rise in the morning, during your lunch break, when you arrive home from work, or before you go to bed, anything worth doing is worth doing.

Happy meditating and remember Peace in =’s Peace out

Acrylic on Canvas Meditation Sign

Acrylic on Canvas Meditation Sign

Stop the Addiction

ink and paper

ink and paper

I sit in my car down at the plaza and just watch, watch people scurrying back- in-forth with their many bags in toe, shopping, buying, more and more stuff. The American Shopper, how much stuff do we really need? I would be lying if I said that that was never me, but it was me, not long ago, I was just like them, scurrying around in the rat race, buying yet another trinket to sit on a shelf to collect dust. It’s only been in the last year or so as I have depended my yoga and meditation practice that I have come to loath shopping, loath stuff, and loath the American, “more” life style. How much do we actually need to live? We need food, clothing, and shelter. When I think about people all around the world that only worry about their next meal, digging thought the city’s trash to find clothing, or sifting water out of a drinking hole to try and get a cup of drinkable water, it makes me sad. I feel sad that so many people have so much when others have so little. But even in the West, we have our poverty, our starving, and our homeless. Even here in the land of plenty, we have people in need. BUT, it’s never too late to wake up and break the addiction of shop, buy, spend, and more… YOU can use that energy to help more, give more, and shop less. Take a look around your home, what do you really need? It’s time to clean house, donate, give, and live the life style of “less is more”…. Less “stuff” equals less clutter in the home and the mind.
Next time you go into town, just sit in your car and watch, observe, listen and ask yourself, how much do we really need? Don’t become a shopping zombie, stop the addiction of shop, buy, spend, and more. And as you deepen your yoga, meditation, and spiritual path, you’ll find yourself needing less and less “stuff” …. And having more and more peace.

Grow Love

We are nothing if we do not have love. We are nothing if we do not give love. We are nothing if we can not be love. And we are nothing if we do not realize that ALL of life is love. Remember, all of creation was made from love, from the simplest weed, to the smallest bug, to the largest tree, to you and me. We were all created from love. So if you question, why am I here, what is my purpose, what am I supposed to do…………….the correct answer is simply to Love, be, give, and share Love. We were all planted with the same seed, Love. Water it, care for it, share it.

grow love

grow love

Sit in Quiet

Sit in Quiet and just be. Don’t fight your thoughts. Don’t control the situation, just sit…….and………..breathe….Start by sitting in any position that is comfortable, as long as you don’t collapse your heart. Try to keep your shoulder’s back and your heart open. If you need to sit against a wall at first to keep your back straight and your heart open, do it… make yourself comfortable. Sit, close your eyes and breathe slowly in-an-out. Try to pause between each breath. As you breathe see with your MIND’S eye, follow that breath, as if making a figure 8 inside your body, in-an-out…become one with the movement of your breath as it slowly goes in-and-out of your body in it’s figure 8 pattern.

Ink and Watercolor on Paper

Ink and Watercolor on Paper

It’s Called meditation and you just did it. Meditation does not need to be complicated. You do not need to twist yourself into a knot to reach clarity of mind. You just need to do it. Try a few minutes each day and as you get better, then you can try different sitting styles and maybe someday you’ll even want to tie yourself into that beautiful knot position. And if the word meditation scares you, then don’t call it that. Just sit in quiet and breathe…

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