Spirituality, Uncategorized

What You Focus On, Grows

I do energy sessions for people. This mostly consists of channeling energy and interpreting information about balance and depletion for my clients. However, the majority of the time, I also receive messages for them during our sessions.  Sometimes these messages are very specific for what they need in that moment, but I have found that the message almost always resonates with me as well.
When I asked spirit about why this always seems to happen, the answer was clear. “Foolish is the being who believes that they have learned all that they need to know. When the messages stop resonating with you, then it is time to look more closely at your life and your journey.”
With this in mind, I began to think, without jeopardizing the confidentiality of my clients, maybe I am meant to share some of these messages. After all, if they resonate with me, isn’t it possible that others could benefit from them as well?
So today we focus on gratitude. What if we made an effort to state gratitude starting with the simplest of things. At first, it would seem silly.
“Today I’m grateful that I remembered that I had these curtains from our old house. I just got them out and they fit perfectly on the doors to my office.”
It seems silly to state it, but the more you notice and state gratitude for the seemingly mundane, the more blessings you will begin to notice in your life.
Focusing on criticism–whether toward self or toward others–will only bring about more opportunities for criticism.
I believe it’s time to shift our focus to gratitude!

Spirituality

Message for the New Year

Although this is a message for the new year, really this is a message that has been given through the ages. It is unchanged, delivered over and over through different types of people throughout the world in all different languages. The message is simply love. LOVE. LOVE. Love merges souls together. The idea that we are all from “One” is an old one, yet we still see each other as separate. Choose love. To share love freely binds our souls together. It reminds us that we truly do all come from one. You can touch more people and more lives by sharing your love and shining your light. Isn’t that what this world has always needed?

Our goal is to put our personal egos aside and share our light in 2015. So how do you do that? Let’s face it, sometimes it’s really hard. Sometimes you can freely speak to another person and speak from a loving space and it is heard. Other times, it truly cannot be heard or processed by the individual based on their own state of ego. That’s okay. When we maintain a state of showing love and light through our words, actions, and choices, it does bleed out into the world. We are not looking to change one person, or even a group of people, because that too is ego based. Our only goal is to share our love and our light.

Christina Licata, from Bees Knees Photography, and I are now blogging together. In this coming year, we would love to hear how you have experienced or expressed love and light. We will do the same through this blog. Together we can share ways, no matter how small, to share the love that is within us.

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In Peace,

Maria and Christina

Health, Spirituality

The Elusive Art of Meditation

A couple of weeks ago, I was doing an energy session with a new client when meditating came up. I meant to post about it at the time, but summer life and our family “staycation” gave me the excuses that I needed to just be lazy. However today during a session, the same topic came up again! Funny how that happens.So here’s the thing. I am finding that many people are too afraid to begin meditating because of the fear of doing it “wrong”. What we discovered during that last session was that this particular client (not unlike my own mother) loved to work in her garden. This was her meditation! Her goal for that week was to just sit and be in her garden. To close her eyes and feel the warmth of the sun on her head and to visualize this warmth going down and through her entire body. This could last 30 seconds or 30 minutes. It doesn’t matter. That’s the beauty of meditation. There is no right or wrong way to do it really. There is just what works for you. Finding those moments during your day when you can sit and breathe and feel that sense of peace throughout your body. It’s less about how long you meditate and more about just learning to carve out moments throughout your days/weeks for you to reconnect and find that peace. 

How do you integrate meditation into your daily life? What does it look like for you?

Uncategorized

Help to Slay the Dragon

Sometimes I have difficulty keeping up with all the blogs that I follow, but this particular entry is one that I have come back to again and again over the past week.
The last few months have been filled with personal growth for me. One of my main setbacks over the last 10+ years has been fear. Fear is my dragon. While this post isn’t necessarily about fear, the message is universal and couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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80446443_Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

~ Neil Galman

I confess, I believe in fairy tales.  As I shared yesterday, I have experienced the dragons in the darkness.  I have been singed by their fiery breath and I have knelt prostrate in grief in the tunnel of darkness.  I have felt the magnitude of mired thinking drag my soul to the depths of despair.  In the middle of the night, I have begged the darkness to swallow me whole.  But my soul always flickered at the last moment, holding onto shards of light’s vestiges with a tight grip until dawn.

And I am still here.

I can attest that the dragon of despair and darkness can be beaten.  He can be foiled into surrender.  His source can be blockaded and he retreats…

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