Holistic Health and WellBeing, LLC
Embrace Spiritual Wellness and Thrive
Holistic Health and WellBeing, LLC
Embrace Spiritual Wellness and Thrive
2023 Reflection Blog
Posted Every Monday
Insights that Inspire
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Holistic Health and WellBeing.
Creative Process of Inspiration
May 29, 2023
I want to encourage you to develop a creative process that inspires you to become confident in whatever you decide to put your energy into. There is a strong correlation between when we are doing something creative and feeling happy at the same time. I know for me happiness comes from creating new things. I have been putting together a sacred Art Show for July 8th, and I have been so inspired, and I have loads of energy. I believe enhancing one’s creativity will also enhance our well-being.
The steps of happiness interpreted in psychology are described as three distinct elements, these are: positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. These three elements are believed to be more measurable and definitive than happiness.
The creative process doesn't need to be forced, just inspired. The creative process has often been conceived as a linear process that begins with intention, is followed by the nurturing of ideas, moves into a stage of divine thoughts or insights, and finally, is finished with the development or execution of creative implementation.
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May 22, 2023
An unhealthy ego is in conflict with spiritual consciousness and does not align with Divine inspiration. Ego identity drives us to either a strong sense of self-love or to a strong sense of self-judgement. It can be manifested through confidence or self-doubt. Today I want to talk about creating a healthier ego through consciousness instead of an identity of suffering. A healthy ego identity is being knowledgeable of your strengths, weaknesses, passions, intentions or even your philosophy of life. A healthy identity is the awareness of the truth - what is for your highest good. So instead of seeing the ego as bad and having power over you, see it as a communication device to either work from a place of love or fear.
Joy Is a Spiritual Knowingness That Resonates Within
May 15, 2023
In the confusion of the process called life, humans are struggling with how to experience their divine birthright of joy. We hope our guidance will help everyone remember Joy is not something to strive to become --it is who you are. We promise you that as you draw forth and integrate more God light into body, mind, and spirit, and as you continue this process of returning to your right state of joy, you are already creating from your true essence. As you actualize your wholeness, it is vital to understand that you are already one with this presence. This presence is your essential nature.
What, then, is joy? It is not simply a peace of mind; joy is more than peace. It is a spiritual knowingness that resonates within your soul. It is knowing that everything is, as humans say, right within the universe. It is the essence of your heart, and when you speak from that essence, you once again connect to the divine within. This connection vibrates from your heart center, lifts you up and fills you with compassion, love and understanding. It is sustained by accepting this simple truth: You are not separate from God, and there is nothing separating you from your own God presence -- a connection that always was, is and will be. What could be more joy-filled than embracing this invisible life essence, this joy? Channeled from The Council for Lightworkers. 💜 Blessings c
Manifestation, The Path of Your Intention
May 8, 2023
The universe is always listening, and it wants to support you in achieving your dreams. Get really clear on what it is you are asking for, down to the smallest details. The universe responds to clarity and will deliver the things that you want with greater ease when you have a crystal-clear vision of what you’re calling in. So, it is done… So, it is done… So, it is done. 💜 Blessings c
Divine Love Consciousness
May 1, 2023
Today’s blog focuses on the importance of being aware of how essential it is to love unconditionally. I believe that when conditional love is influenced by unconditional love, we are healthier in body, mind, and spirit. When we choose to come from a place of Divine love, it always transforms and cancels our fear, so that compassion can thrive.
When each experience is met with full acceptance; without any resistance, it reveals itself in a more radiant light. Nothing survives in the negative mind when loving self and others without conditions is allowed. Through love we instinctively move away from pain and into grace. Grace is the ability to stand in the space of Spiritual love, to stand on the threshold of trust, until we are moved by God’s grace to a much deeper level of truth, where fear is not center stage. Tapping into a moment of this intelligence will move us toward the energy of not needing to fix, control, resist, or change anything that is outside us. This understanding and its experience will free us and allow our soul to become enlightened.
Unconditional love has no other agenda other than the Divine unification of our Souls transformation into light consciousness. Remember that your first intention for loving unconditionally must be directed inward, and the compassion that you demonstrate toward self will influence your entire being. 💜 Blessings c
April 24, 2023
This morning I did a meditation and connected with the Buddhist Goddess of mercy, grace and wisdom, Quan Yin. She is committed to bringing every soul complete peace, bliss, balance and enlightenment. She is a divine guide and our inner source of healing and miracles.
Whether we are ready to heal past griefs or deepen into unconditional self-love and compassion, Quan Yin is here to bless our Spiritual Journey.
She helps transform what no longer serves each of us and empowers us to heal from the wisdom of our Souls.
She is ready to offer you healing, miracles and answers to your prayers.
She asks that you surrender into her gentle, all-encompassing embrace, and give her everything that you wish transmuted through the grace of divine love.
💜 Blessings c
Unity Of Body And Soul
April 17, 2023
The body is and can become an expression of unity of our Soul’s consciousness. By identifying with this truth, we will embrace our true nature of the sacred connection of body, mind and spirit. 💜 Blessings c
Notice the Miracles of Each Moment
April 10, 2023
Have you ever stopped to look at the world around you and stared in awe and amazement? The shape of a kitten in the clouds, the sight of the sun breaking over the horizon, or the smell of the air when you step outside in the morning. No matter what is happening in your life, take a moment to notice the miracles that surround you each and every day. It is the little things that will make you smile. 💜 Blessings c
Strong Sense Of Self-Worth
April 3, 2023
Having a strong sense of self-worth can empower you in many facets of your life. When you believe you are deserving of all things good, regardless of the circumstances, you will be more likely to ask for what you want. Believing in your value is a crucial element of living a spiritual (successful) life where you choose to honor yourself authentically. Truly valuing yourself allows you to understand and believe you are worthy of what is for your highest good. When you respect yourself, it helps you to avoid compromising your core values and beliefs. Valuing yourself also teaches others to respect you. Research shows that healthy self-esteem is crucial to healthy mental and social wellbeing. Healthy self-worth can create a positive outlook on life and relationships. 💜 Blessings c
Your Body Is A Divine Temple
March 27, 2023
We are taught to think that our bodies are separate from our spiritual evolution, from our history, past experiences, or even our ego structures. When we see our body in its true form expressing Spirit's Divine perfection, we begin to accept our body with grace. This brings with it, opportunities for Soul growth as well. 💜 Blessings c
BLESSING FOR YOUR BODY TEMPLE
“Body, you are a living, thriving genius. A work of art and a temple to adore. You are a miraculous, fertile ground of creation and creativity. Thank you for everything you do. I love you. I honor you.” -Cathleen L. Balfour
Spiritual Significance of Spring Equinox
March 20, 2023
On Monday, March 20, 2023, the Northern Hemisphere will welcome spring with a new and fresh perspective. This is the time of year when we begin to experience renewed forces of creative energy within. As the darkness diminishes and the light increases we will feel rejuvenated.
In the past few months, we've been working to tap into our internal guidance, so that we can live more authentically in our Divine intention.
Now that we are shifting into spring, take the time to celebrate the freshness of life, and raise your energy to regenerate and manifest your dreams.
I invite you to do something symbolic on the Solstice to honor your life in the next few months. Do something fun to celebrate: a ritual, a prayer, a dance, whatever you feel guided to do that will allow your Divine Spirit to shine through. 💜 Blessings c
Consciously Responding vs. Unconsciously Reacting
March 13, 2023
To truly become aware of when we are unconsciously reacting, we must drop into the moment and notice the situation that is triggering us. When we suddenly experience discomfort, anger or anxiety, we are giving all our conscious power away to an outside source.
Reacting becomes a truly destructive emotion when it gets to the point where “aggression” or "desperation" totally takes over everything in the moment. Dealing with healthy anger is a must to work through, but not if you or someone else suffers as a result of the harmful energy it provokes within us or them.
It is not the emotions that make us suffer but the reaction that can harm us, like acting out physically with words or even stuffing down our emotions until we zone out. By unconsciously reacting we get wrapped up in a negative story line, one that most likely involves blame/shame and then next thing you know you are emotionally drained, feel sick, and regret sets in.
“Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret and fill yourself with joy.” Buddha’s Teachings
So, what is the trick to staying in the present moment in conscious energy, without reacting emotionally?
In every moment we have two basic options, we can choose to escalate or deescalate every uncomfortable situation, by consciously living in the present moment. When we are in the present moment, we have some preceptive on how we are feeling good or bad. When we have a clear perspective on our emotional state, we can ask for Divine guidance, tap into our Divine Wisdom, or even just take a deep breath. This is not easy. Not only does it take practice to connect to each moment with Divine intention, but it is imperative to listen with your heart instead of your emotions. If we practice this awareness, we can co-create with a healthier state of being.
“Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.” Buddha’s Teachings
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March 13, 2023
As we are taught “Ask and you shall receive,” I have learned over the years that we will eventually get what we ask for. The Universe will give us what we seek, so we must intend to create in a graceful, loving manner.
As we embrace our spiritual growth, there will be many things that no longer serve us. We must pay attention to what is not working in our life and take the necessary steps to change it gracefully. Otherwise, you may create a situation that is uncomfortable. So, we must be mindful of what serves our highest good and what does not.
We create our own realities, so let’s do it gracefully. 💜 Blessings c
The Past Brought Me Here
March 3, 2023
The past brought me here, but it is over. The future is not yet created. I aspire to concentrate as much of my attention and effort on the present moment creating only goodness in my mind and heart. Everything I need is already within me. 💜 Blessings c
Growing With Courage
February 24, 2023
Take a moment to remember something that you have outgrown and had the courage to recognize and change it.
As I further explore my own individual growth, I realize how each of us is responsible for the success that we create in our lives. I believe courage is essential to this process. Any type of change can upset our comfort zone and cause disarray, but it can also inspire us to grow. Others may not understand or even embrace our changes, but when we have the courage to make decisions for our highest good, we become more authentic. I teach empowerment, which means we have to show up every day investing in our best self and then come back the next day and do it again. When it comes to creating change, courage is not optional. Without courage we stay stagnant, with it, success is created. 💜 Blessings c
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An Inspiring Adventure
February 17, 2023
I have just returned from a remarkable trip with Paul in Santa Fe, Ojo Caliente Spa, and Taos, New Mexico. I experienced some of the most powerful miraculous moments of my life on this trip, that I will hold close to my heart. I was awakened even more to my purpose here on earth as a Indigo Soul. I am filled with gratitude for the inspiration that I have gained from this experience. I endeavor to embrace my practice and quality of life in new and miraculous ways, motivated from a place of increased clarity and balance. One reason I took this journey was to manifest my dreams and desires into reality. I will continue to integrate in heart and soul, as I move forward on my journey.
I’m so thankful for my time with Paul. He is my anchor and an incredibly supportive husband. He inspires me to embrace the powerful woman that I am.
In the eight days I spent in New Mexico, I tapped into years of forgotten knowledge from not only my guidance but other cultures as well. It enhanced my understanding that divine inspiration comes from within. I hold a space of more grace for who I am, through this new level of consciousness.
One of my favorite Mantra’s is “I am a clear and perfect channel, light is my guide.” Spirit had a miraculous way of showing me my true Soul’s connection on this trip, inspiring my path of enlightenment as I channel Sacred knowledge. I feel a deeper sense of serenity and peacefulness, and I will continue to inspire those who touch my life.
At 63 years of age, I have a crystal clear understanding that life has prepared me for this next phase of my journey; to imagine, create, and share, everything I have learned about the magnificent, mysterious human experience.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you. 💜 Blessings c
Happy Valentine's Day
February 10, 2023
Warm wishes for a happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you celebrate it by doing all the things you love with the people you love, creating happy moments that become precious memories. Wishing you everything that makes you happiest, today and always. Happy Valentine’s Day!
💜 Blessings c
The Art Of Setting Boundaries
February 3, 2023
In today's busy world, with all the things we are expected to get done, it is important to create a healthy and empowered life through the Spiritual Art of setting boundaries. We each deserve and need to set boundaries and clear expectations to create mutually beneficial relationships. With the expectations and pressures put on us not only by ourselves but others as well, it is easy to forget our own health and wellbeing. It is important, however, to make sure that we put ourselves first and are not always available at a moment's notice. This can create an unequal energy exchange, and unfortunately, over time, this leads to depletion, frustration, resentment, and exhaustion.
Boundaries are an important way of setting the intention for how other people interact with us on an energetic level. They are a way of protecting our energy and providing clear limits around what we are and are not willing to do within our relationships, personal time, or business interactions. When boundaries are honored, there is a healthy energy exchange. With a healthy energy exchange, relationships can grow stronger and spiritually thrive.
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Living A More Spiritual Life
January 27, 2023
Growing spiritually requires that you open yourself to your Divine inspiration in each moment. You can think of it as living a more angelic life. I am guided that cherishing each day will not only inspire you but will also give you an infectious energy that will spread to those around you.
I always call upon angels to help guide me to the highest frequency of love and light.
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Embracing Your Creative Power
January 20, 2023
No matter how creative we are, eventually we all experience an uninspired period in our lives. Embracing new thoughts and/or learning something new can spark creativity and inspiration. Being open to something different may lead to significant shifts and skill sets that were dormant or needed to be embraced.
I start this process by asking questions that get me inspired and help me tap into my creative power. When I can better understand and picture the greater possibility for growth, change, joy or impact, I open myself to expansion, and this allows me to have a clearer picture of the future I want to create.
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Today I want to talk about overcoming obstacles.
The purpose of obstacles is not to stop us or keep us stuck, but to enrich and expand us in our consciousness which will help us respect our own boundaries as well as others. When we begin to recognize that challenges test our faith in ourselves and others, we can overcome any obstacle. Observing and changing yourself is the only thing you have control of and is how you grow through obstacles gracefully. To see yourself and others through the eyes of love, is a conscious step to evolution. 💜 Blessings c
Creating Healthier Energy
January 6, 2023
When overwhelmed or anxious, it can be hard to elicit positive feelings. It is most important during these times to be grateful because the effect can snap you out of heavy emotions.
Making a list of what is piling up on your plate is a good place to start. Then after writing the list and burning it, you clear out your psyche to bring in new and healthier energy. When you write down positive affirmations and focus on the good, it reminds you of what is good in your life during chaotic times. It is well-known that possessing a positive outlook and turning circumstances over to a higher power can be profoundly impactful on your attitude.
For me, this takes some of the pressure off what I am manifesting and want to create. And as I keep working toward my manifestations, I maintain faith that the Universe has my back and in Divine timing, I can create what is for my highest good. When I have done all, I can, then I know it is time for me to turn it over to Spirit and allow forces greater than myself to create for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned with harm to no one.