Tuesday, April 13, 2021

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  When I get dressed I try to coordinate my handbag with my outfit.  Black and brown don't always go together but when you're running late in your black boots you sometimes have to grab the brown bag.  Had I gotten up earlier I would have had more time to coordinate.

Matching your outfit is a small thing to coordinate.  What is really frustrating is coordinating our heart's desires and making sure they happen when we want them to.  Well unfortunately it isn't always up to us.  Today's quote is, "Coordination between desires and timing is best left to a higher power but never stop dreaming - never stop working."  

Take a moment to remember all the things you wanted to happen in your life. Now take a moment to feel the gratitude washing over as you as you realize the timing would have been all wrong.  That's right.  You can be just as grateful that something didn't pan out!  

Does this mean give up on your dreams?  Hell no!  Nor does it mean drifting into complacency.  With focus you will reap the rewards of reaching your goals but that will happen organically, not when you say, "ready!"

Let the power of faith course through your veins and acknowledge the higher power stronger than your desire that is working just for you, for me and for everyone.  Work, dream, focus, create and don't forget to continue to live your life with joy.  What you want and when it occurs will be exactly when it is meant to.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


 

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

NO LIMITS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Winter skies during the day can be dreary, the sun barely visible on some days, but the night skies offer something completely different.   Clouds look so much more alive at night.  Their white color looks so bright and beautiful against the dark background and on a clear night when the stars are out, the sky is nothing less than magical!

Its hard not to notice the vastness of the Universe when you stand beneath it.  Where does it begin? Where does it end?  Did you know that your potential is just as limitless yet we find ourselves saying "I can't" more often than "I can."

Today's quote is, "The sky is the limit because there is no limit to the sky - lift the ones you put on yourself and bask in the expanse above."  Self imposed limitations or ones that were put on us still do their job.  They hold us back.  They dim the lights and shut the door.  Why would you want to walk into a dark room?  Know that there is no reason to do that.  What's preventing you from exploring?  Don't answer that.  There are a million reasons (excuses?) you could come up with.

If you feel that something is missing in your life, maybe it is.  If you feel unfulfilled then maybe you are.  This does not have to be your permanent state.  You are never too _____(yep, you fill in the blank) to start again.  Every day is a new day and a new beginning.  Don't just read those words.  Believe them and let them sink in.  The sky's the limit and there is no limit to what you can achieve.  You just have to decide when to take the leap!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JUST SAY THANK YOU

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  My lack of knowledge in the technological department is legendary.  At least it is in my family.  It has allowed me to be a source of endless entertainment for my children but in the end they pity my ineptitude and help me do what I need to on my phone, computer or iPad.

We can always rely on our family to find our weak spots and laughingly point them out but we can also rely on them to help us in times of need.  My favorite type of help is when it comes from out of the blue and when we are surprised by the kindness of strangers.  

Today's quote is, "Help appears in ways and places unexpected and out of the ordinary - when it does be grateful and say thank you."  Who doesn't need help?  We all do at some point.  Several months ago I was going through a difficult time and like an angel, this stranger, (yes, a complete stranger) reached out to me to offer guidance and support for no other reason than wanting to help.  What did I do?  I gladly accepted it.

The world has been a strange place of late but there are good and wonderful people out there willing to help those they never met.  However help arrives in your time of need be it ordinary or extraordinary, be grateful and say thank you. Thank you Kelley!

 Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, March 25, 2021

VULNERABILITY - STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  What does the word vulnerable mean to you.  What does it make you think of?  There are different ways we can be vulnerable; physically, economically, socially and even environmentally.  Sometimes our vulnerability has to do with circumstances and heredity.  Other times it is our sensitive nature that triggers a certain type of vulnerability.  

The word itself can trigger different emotions depending on how we see it.  Today's quote is, "Vulnerability is often confused with weakness - it is an opening of your heart - not a character flaw."  In the area of romance most women want a man who is vulnerable and easily able to share and show his emotions while the manly man looks upon that behavior as weak.  

Why would anyone think sharing emotions is a weakness?  When we share emotions we show that we are human and that we feel.  Everyone feels and by holding back and holding them in all you are doing is hurting yourself.  We know that stress causes illness and it can be very stressful to hold in feelings of anger and sadness when what you need to do is let them out and be done with them.  

Being vulnerable is being open.  When you are open with your feelings you can help others by sharing and recognizing similar situations where you may have been hurt.  In sharing these situations one cannot help but become a more compassionate human being.  Vulnerability is not weakness or a character flaw but a strength and character trait one should be proud of.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

BE YOURSELF -

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  How many of us went to college to study things we were told would benefit us for our future careers whether they interested us or not.  How many of us were pushed either into or away from certain careers because of what someone told us whether we were interested in them or not.  Take it a step further.  How many were pushed into marriages that neither party wanted?  Let me say that for the most part parents want what is best for their children but do they always know what that best actually is?  

Not everyone is cut for 9-5 and certainly not 8-8.  Conventional marriage as we know it isn't for everyone.  Life as we are supposed to live it has been projected onto movie screens for centuries and has left a lasting imprint on us all but what happens when it doesn't resonate with us.  Then what?

Today's quote is, "We are not all made for a life of convention - embrace who you are with love and the utmost respect."  You're not a loser because in a family of doctors you chose botany.  You're not a loser because you chose parenthood before or instead of marriage.  You might be expecting me to say how different we all are.  Its not that.  We are more alike than not.  We want peace and joy in our lives.  We want to be successful and fulfilled. We want love, respect and happiness.  The difference lies in the way we go about it.

We can all sing and we can all dance.  Whether we hit the right notes or step in time, who's to say? Its your song and your moves. 


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

FINDING YOUR KEYS - Thursday, 3/18



Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  There are two types of people.  Those who throw their keys down wherever they happen to be and those who have a special spot for such items.  My mom is the former and I am the latter.  My mom can never find her keys.  I grew up listening to her perennial quandary.  "Where are my keys?"  It is probably for that reason that I always place mine in the same spot.  On the blue tray on the mail table.  

We can't get into our house without keys.  We cannot get to the store without our keys.  It is the intangible that also require the right keys.  Today's quote is, "Keys that unlock doors hearts and minds are ones we all have inside us given to us at birth - it is up to us when to retrieve them and put them to proper use."

Just like no one can find your house keys no one can tell you when to open up your heart to receive or when to open up your mind to see and understand in ways that you never have before.  No one can tell you when that perfect time will be, it is something you will inherently know and feel.  

The time for expansion arrives not with bells but with a quiet knowing.  When that time comes be ready for the fabulousness that comes with an open heart and an open mind.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

TALKING THROUGH VIBRATION

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Seriously my friends, are you feeling chipper and ready to go or are you dragging your heels today.  If I passed you by you wouldn't have to say one word.  I would easily read your mood by either your facial expression, your gait, both or the vibrations you are sending out.  That's right.  Vibrations are visceral.  They are in each and every one of us and although you cannot see them you can feel them in yourself and in others.  

Today's quote is, "The language you speak is understood not with words but with the vibrations within you."  Communication need not be verbal with family members or close friends.  We feel their vibrations a million miles away because of our connection.  What about the ones we aren't connected to.  A co-worker or the person behind you in the grocery store or the one that gives you a feeling of "ick" just to be near them.

No one wears a sign on their forehead that says "ick" nor does anyone wear one that says "I care," but we feel them both don't we.  We steer ourselves from ick and run towards care without anyone uttering a word because those inner vibrations are screaming.

Actions aren't the only things that speaks louder than words.  Through vibrations we speak a language that is crystal clear.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all say exactly what's on our minds?  Hmmm.  Let's think about that for a minute.  My favorite TV show of all time is I Love Lucy.  In one particular episode Lucy's friends made a bet that she couldn't tell the truth for 24 hours.  Undaunted she proceeded to do exactly that.  TELL THE TRUTH.  She told her friend that her Asian inspired d├ęcor looked like a nightmare you would have after eating too much Chinese food.  Needless to say it didn't go over very well.  

Hence the creation of the white lie which serves to protect the feelings of those we love and care about. This is where you get a pass to lie.  

The lies that shouldn't be told are the ones we tell ourselves.  We've become very good at lying to ourselves.  We convince ourselves that we are happy when we are not, satisfied  when that is far from the truth and that we really don't care, (the biggest lie of all!).  The real truth is that we are not always happy, satisfied and YES!  We do care.  A LOT!  

Today's quote is, "Empowerment comes from speaking our truth."  Deep down we all know what we want out of this journey.  We want to be happy and fulfilled but if we continue telling ourselves lies we will be neither happy nor fulfilled.  Stop pretending that everything is just fine and allow yourself to know there is more for you. And that my friends is the honest truth!


Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

CREATE YOUR FANTASY

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  What is it that brings you joy?  Not just happiness but utter joy to the point of ecstasy?  Wow, that's quite a word.  We don't use it often and when we do I've heard it referred mostly to food.  Real life certainly can't bring you close to the state that piece of divine chocolate cake can or can it?

Why can't real life be just like cake?  Today's quote is, "Ecstasy, real or fantasy - created - attainable it all depends on your vision - your point of view."  How much do you love chocolate cake?  Obviously I do.  Feel free to substitute.  The point is is that excitement for a life other than what you are experiencing now is completely attainable.  Believing it is another story.  It is the yin and yang of our minds.  

While some of you may be tired of reading these same words, they bears repeating.  You can listen to the same story and watch the same movie many times before you notice something different.  You can read the same words over and over again and then one day, BAM!  You finally see them.  OH!  So that's what she means.  

YES!  You can achieve whatever you want.  Manifesting works both ways so stop using words like never, can't, won't, shouldn't, etc. etc.  Change your words.  Catch yourself before going downhill.  Why look at the ground when you can look at the stars.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, March 4, 2021

CHOOSE YOUR MOVES - Thursday - 3/4

 Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Which gait do you use when going somewhere?  Is your pace fast or slow?  Is each step deliberate and methodical or hurried and intense?  Determination gets us to our destination but aren't we just as determined whether we resemble the tortoise or the hare?

Today's quote is, "Wander, saunter, meander and drift - prepare yourself for a landing that will take you home to where your heart is and what resonates with your soul."   The point is it doesn't matter how you get there.  The point is that you will arrive exactly on time because there is no time other than your own.  

Those who are highly focused and think they know exactly what they want and where they are going often find that when they do "get there," they wonder why they ran so fast.  The wanderers might envy the ones wearing running shoes but eventually find their way without having to stop and catch their breath.

If only we weren't so impatient.  How ironic but acquiring patience takes patience.  However you roam through this life is up to you.  Wander, saunter, meander and drift and be sure to notice the scenery along the way.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

WINGS TO FLY - Tuesday 3/2

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  What little kid hasn't looked up in the sky and wished they could fly.  I know I did when I was young and even recently while walking with my daughter the same wish came to my mind as we watched two hawks gliding in the sky.  In tandem we both said, "wouldn't it be fun if we could do that!?"  

The size of the bird never mattered.  Hawk or humming bird, they both have the ability to fly.  We might not have wings but we do have desire and it is that very desire that will allow us to fly as high as we want.  Today's quote is, "My wings are the perfect size - they allow me to soar to my destination."

The first thing we have to do is stop comparing ourselves to anyone and be happy exactly where we are on our path.  Would a sparrow envy a dove?  Of course not.  Each has the perfect sized wings to get to where they need to be.  Will, desire, longing and ambition come at different times for each of us but they do come and when they do, you will be ready to fly!

We don't have wings and we never will but we do have drive and desire, all that is needed to soar to our destination!  

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Thursday, February 25, 2021

WADING THROUGH THE MUD

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Raise your hand if you're happy its Thursday.  It isn't that I want you or anyone, myself included to wish the day away but sometimes the closer we get to Friday the more tired we are.  Let's face it, we humans are a busy breed and sometimes all we want to do is sleep just one extra hour.  

Being tired is part of our human experience.  Curling up in our comfy quilt is far more preferable to getting out of bed at 5 a.m. but we do it because we have to.  What happens when depression and despair hits us.  They are also part of the human experience but one that makes the slightest movement almost impossible.

Today's quote is, "Despair is the muddy water you wade through until the heaviness begins to sink to the bottom making each step easier and easier enabling you to lift yourself completely out and be completely free."   Do not fear despair.  It is but another emotion that will fade as time goes on.  It is not an easy one nor am I making light of it.  I'm bringing your attention to the fact that it is but one of so many visceral emotions.  Despair leaves us feeling as though our stomachs and hearts can touch the floor.  When we are so low how on earth can we rise up?  

Know that these emotions that I write about I have experienced myself.   I am a healer but I am human. I have been joyful and miserable, exuberant and despondent.   Whichever emotion I feel I know that it will not last even if it feels like wading through muddy waters.  Keep wading.  Keep walking.  Lift those feet higher with every step and leave those muddy tracks behind you.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

USING THE WIDE ANGLE

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  When we are walking we look straight ahead but vision is not only in front of you.  It is also sideways. If you are a mom that vision is also in back of you as we all know that moms have eyes back of their head!  I love that kids actually believe that.  Moms are lucky that way.  They have honed their vision so that they can see in all directions.  

Not everyone is a mom and not everyone chooses to see in all directions. When we don't we are limiting ourselves.  Today's quote is, "There is a lens we view the world from  - choose the one that doesn't just fit snuggly over your eye but the one that gives you the broadest view."

We all grow up with a very limited perspective because that perspective is passed down from our parents.  As children we believe what they believe but then we grow up and experience life for ourselves and discover a whole new world.  While we might cling to what we knew we begin to develop a perspective of our own.   

How wonderful it is to see up, down, sideways and backwards.  How beautiful it is to see the world in radiant color and not just in monochrome.  Broaden your view, widen your perspective and be open to a new way of viewing the world.  

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, February 11, 2021

FADING FOOTPRINTS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  On these cold, dark winter days who doesn't start daydreaming about the beach?  I do for one!  Seasons are great but just about this time of year I imagine what it would be like to dig my toes into the warm sand and how I love making my own footprints down by the shore and watching the ocean waves wash them away.

This can be a difficult time of year as some of us suffer from seasonal affective disorder due to light depravation and lack of sunshine.  Thank goodness Spring is not that far away and sadness will give way to joy as the days get longer and brighter.  Before you know it Spring turns to Summer and it will be time to renew those beach passes.

Today's quote is, "What is a footprint on the sand but a temporary mold like emotions that visit us only to leave soon after they arrive."   Emotions are fleeting just like those footprints.  They come and go.  Even when they linger much longer than we would like, emotions are temporary.  As much as we prefer joy to sadness, holding onto it is like trying to catch the wind.  

Clinical depression is not fleeting and needs to be addressed by professionals.  Bad moods however change from good to bad and back to good again, not always as fast as we would like, but change they do.  Daydreaming is a wonderful way to get out of your head.  Take a journey to a place you would rather be.  Its really not that hard.  According the science our minds wander 46.9% of every day.  Holy cow!  Half of our day is spent thinking about something other than what we are doing so why not wander somewhere fun?

Go to a beach or a lake.  Take a hike, ski down a mountain or watch butterflies.  Your mind can take you anywhere you want to go so let it take you to a place that puts a smile on your face!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

DREAMS NOT FEARS

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  I spend a lot of time telling you that anything is possible and to dream big!  What happens when the size of your fears outweigh those of your dreams?  I'll tell you.  You live in fear, doubt and a constant state of hopelessness.  Why would anyone move there?

Today's quote is, "Let your dreams be bigger than your fears."  In dreams you can do and be anything you want and if you send those vibrations out into the Universe you can create any dream.  Many of us received the message long ago that said "you can't have...." and another message that served to both squash and belittle a desire, "don't be ridiculous."

And so, to avoid embarrassment we kept those dreams and desires to ourselves instead of sharing them with those who should have been supporting us the most.  I will admit it is difficult to release all those negative things you have been told since childhood but that's why I'm here.  

I am here to help you cut those cords on an antiquated belief system.  I am here to tell you that there is no dream that is too big to make into a reality.  I can support you but you need to do the work.  You need to decide which reality you prefer and I think you already know!  


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

  

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

STOP FOR JUST A MOMENT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Many people pride themselves on how disciplined they are when it comes to diet and exercise refraining from certain foods and never missing a workout.  Do those folks really feel good never eating an apple cider donut in the fall and sprinting past a garden never stopping to smell those roses?  I can't answer for anyone but I will say that if you eat a donut once in a while and walk rather than run you won't blow up to enormous proportions.

It is wonderful to be disciplined but is being disciplined really that or is it habit.  Our tendency towards the same extends to what we eat, how we dress, the kinds of books we read, the leisure activities we participate in and just about anything you can think of including the way we react to certain people and certain situations.  

There are those who push our buttons yet we respond in a way that leaves one party extremely satisfied  while we are utterly frustrated and so our buttons get pushed over and over again because our response is the one we are used to as well.  

WAIT!!!  You don't have to do that anymore.  Today's quote is, "Being in pause allows you to evaluate, reevaluate, contemplate and think about old ways that were habits in desperate need of change."  Habits can be broken especially if they no longer serve you.  Try a new breakfast, wear different colors, enough with the self-help books.  If your reactions never change, those books aren't doing much good anyway.  

Lastly when those buttons get pushed and they will, stop, evaluate, reevaluate and contemplate your brand new reaction for this is nothing more than a habit in desperate need of change!!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ROSES OR THORNS

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  When snow blankets the ground it is difficult to imagine Spring but time goes so quickly before you know it we will be welcoming the Equinox.  As we await the arrival of Spring and the sights and sounds it brings, those with a green thumb begin to think about what types of flowers they will be planting.  

Of course what will grow will depend upon the soil, the conditions in one's yard and of course the seeds you plant.  Hmmm.  Does that sound familiar to you?  It should because that is exactly what we do during New Moon Wishes.  We think of what it is we would like to see manifest in our lives by writing with intention so just like the seeds for sunflowers, peonies and tulips, we plant seeds that will manifest into our dreams.

Today's quote is, "The flowers that grow depend on the seeds that you plant."  Obviously this goes for more than just flowers!  You do understand that your thoughts create your reality.  You cannot simply write a monthly list of all the fabulous things you wish to happen in your life while your day to day thoughts are of lack and hopelessness.  Like a math equation, you are cancelling everything out.  

Plant seeds of joy, hope, happiness and success so that that is what will grow in your world.  Take these thoughts and nurture them with love and watch them grow so that you get to live the life you want and the life you deserve!  

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, January 28, 2021

TIME TO LET GO OF THE GUILT - Thursday, 1/28

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  During my guided meditations I help my clients release a array of negative emotions that we've held onto since childhood.  Ones that have been reinforced by employers, partners and people in our lives who've come to mirror what we think we deserve and how we should feel.  

An emotion that seems to come up again and again is guilt.  We feel guilty about everything from our less than perfectly replicated Martha Stewart dinner presentation to the rain that fell during our child's soccer game.  The truth is we are not Martha Stewart and control in the weather is completely out of our hands.  Somewhere during the years of our childhood, guilt played a huge role for us and it started with questions of why.  Why didn't you....how could you....what were you thinking....If only you didn't...this wouldn't have happened.  IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT!

We may not have had an immediate answer but we had an immediate feeling that we did something wrong and were, here goes.....GUILTY!  Hence guilt became part of our core, snuggling in making itself  way too comfortable to ever want to leave.  

Today's quote is, "The guilt we carry from each lifetime will continue to the next - use this time to release guilt - the most useless of emotions."  Guilt really is the most useless of emotions.  Think about it.  It is a punishment that never ends.  We rehash events in our lives, feel bad about the outcome and then feel guilty because we should have done something else.  

STOP.  You might not be competition for Martha Stewart but you made a fabulous meal for your family! The soccer game may have been rained out but you were there watching and getting soaked while cheering on your mini Pele.  

Release guilt from your life knowing that you did your very best!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

DEFINING MOMENTS ARE NUMEROUS

 Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  How's your memory?  I would say I'm like the average person who remembers events in my life that were fun, exciting, joyful but also painful and downright awful.  Hyperthymesia is when you can remember every single event in your life.  I don't have that and I don't think I would want it.   Who really cares what you ate for breakfast three Tuesdays ago and what you were thinking about at that moment?  Most of our daily thoughts get filed away under the category of non essential.

What we do remember are the turning points in our lives.  Those are the ones filed under the category of life changing.  Today's quote is, "Defining moments are many as our lives are constantly changing."  We are not defined by one single event.  A life is filled with celebrations and heartache but each and every one contribute to who we are.  

You are not the same at 20, 30, 40, etc.  Thinking back on just one experience from each decade could be why you acted a certain way in another.  What we do, how we respond, why we live our lives the way we do is because of what we did and how we responded at the time which helped define us.  We are ever evolving and constantly changing.  Let not one moment define who you are.  It ain't over yet!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, January 21, 2021

A CLEAN SOUL

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  I love taking a hot shower on a cold day.  The warm water feels so good and soothing leaving you feeling clean and refreshed.  Showering is just one way to cleanse.  How do we cleanse emotionally?  How do we cleanse ourselves from past hurts not just from our life time but from the many lifetimes we have had before?  

If there are issues we've ignored or repressed they will come up over and over again.  If they are repressed they still remain part of our unconscious making us unaware of why we act in a particular way or react to situations in a particular fashion.  If they are ignored well that just means that we don't want to deal!

Its hard to face difficult issues in our lives and harder still to confront our shadow selves, the side of our personality that has all the parts of ourselves we don't want to admit having.   That takes work.  Lots and lots of work but if you are willing to work the rewards are profound.

Today's quote is, "We will emerge from the shadows in broad daylight as new beings with a cleansed soul."  It takes enormous courage to work on yourself and to confront things about yourself that you don't want to recognize and simply wish were gone.  We are all a work in progress.  Your cleanse doesn't have to take place overnight.  For some of us it is too difficult.  Begin slowly and with small steps and when your work is complete, bathe in the beauty of a gorgeous golden sun.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

SURRENDER - IT ISN'T TRUE

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Do you remember growing up believing all the old wives tales you were told.  Here are some I probably believed in myself.  Shaving makes the hair grow back thicker.  Chances are your mom may have told you this so you wouldn't shave your legs no matter how hairy they were.  Don't make silly faces or that expression will become permanent.  How ridiculous is that one.  If that were true there would be many with perennially rolling eyes.  Here's an all time favorite.  Masturbation will make you blind.  No words needed.  

Now that I made you laugh let's get serious.  What did you grow up believing and still believe to this day.  That you weren't good enough at.....that you didn't deserve....that.....could never happen to someone like you?  

Today's quote is, "Surrender - don't hold yourself hostage to what you thought was true what you heard was true or what you believed to be true."  The time has come to shed those old beliefs.  The ones instilled in you from childhood that prevented you from becoming what you wanted to become.  I am here to hand you the key and release you from your prison of the past.

Although it is much easier to believe in what you were told than to believe you are wonderful, amazing and strong I am telling you because you are no longer 10, 6, 12, or 8.  You are an adult, one that can make your own decisions.  Decide this very moment to believe in yourself and to be free!


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!~Love, Amy



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Thursday, January 14, 2021

YOU ARE MAGIC

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  I speak constantly about taking responsibility for our own lives repeating that blame does nothing but resolve yourself of the very thing we all need to do....take responsibility!  In our quest to do just that we sometimes hit upon stumbling blocks.  Sometimes they are there because we are moving too fast in the wrong direction.  Sometimes they are there because we need to be more clear and more observant.  Sometimes there is no deep meaning at all.  

In the end it is all up to us because we are the ones who decide to move forward, backward or stand still.  Ultimately we are the ones to proceed with our goals and dreams no matter how large or small.  Today's quote is, "Be the one to make the magic happen."  

YES!!!!! You have the power to do so many incredible things and magic is only one of them.  You don't need a wand or wings.  You need desire, strength and fortitude.  And don't forget.  What is magic to you is not magic to another!  Isn't everything subjective?  Magic included!  Create your life, an event, or an experience!  Let it be magical because you are the one to make magic happen.  

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

LET GO

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  You may know this about me already but I'm a shoe girl.  I love shoes.  I love boots too.  I remember buying a pair of adorable low cut, high heeled, black leather trimmed, maroon suede boots that were ever so snug.  I told you I was a shoe girl!  I could do it I thought.  They're not that tight.  At least not until I paid for them and brought them home.

The first time I wore them I thought I would have to amputate my toes.  Each digit from big toe to pinkie were huddled together in the shape of a C.  The lack of blood flow finally convinced me that try as I might, these boots just didn't work. I held onto them just to stare at their beauty until finally bidding them adieu!

We might love an article of clothing from our youth but worn twenty years later it looks like we are holding onto what was.  We hold onto relationships because we fear there is nothing better out there and not just romantic relationships but friendships as well.  If the past is no longer there then why do we hold onto it?

Today's quote is, "There is one thing that is impossible - holding onto what no longer exists."  We give ourselves reasons or shall I say excuses for why we stay in places we really don't want to be.  It made me sad to toss the shoes but I realized my feet wouldn't shrink.  Stop hoping for people to change.  They rarely do.  Stop thinking the job is going to get better.  It might get worse.  Stop holding onto a past that is long gone because when you do you will open yourself up to the love and happiness you so deserve.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy 



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Thursday, January 7, 2021

CELEBRATE YOUR REBIRTH

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  The new year is always a time for looking forward.  No point in turning your head around to see what you left behind.  This is a time for you to forge ahead and work on those plans you created in your mind months ago.  You can always create, explore, wonder, wish and dream but the new year is the push we need to start doing and stop thinking.  Now is the time to give birth to your dreams and wake up your sleeping soul.  

Today's quote is, "A rebirthing is a celebration of the soul."  We talk about the things we want to do all the time while simultaneously making excuses why we can't.  Too busy, too tired, too difficult, too this, too that, blah, blah, blah.  Here is what is tiring.  A bored soul.  A disinterested soul.  A soul so numb to external distractions that this poor soul lets itself be pelted with rain, snow and misery.  

I'll let you in on a little secret.  Everything's hard.  Its all hard.  Complacency is so easy but soul numbing too.  Why let those dreams die because you are tired?  Aren't we all!  Create what you envisioned.  Let that dream be alive.  Don't let your soul shrink and wither.  The time has come and I'm hopeful you have run out of excuses. Give birth to those dreams and celebrate the rebirthing of your soul!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

 

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co 

To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

THINK IT AND CREATE IT

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday!  Its nice to be back after a bit of a break.  We all need one, even me!  I hope your holidays were wonderful and stress free.  So much emphasis is placed on giving gifts as a way of showing gratitude and appreciation for one or eight days out of the year.  You don't need a holiday to be grateful for all that you have in your life.  Make every day a holiday by giving gratitude and being grateful.  Use the "holidays" to rest and have silence in your life.  Those moments are so rare.

Use the time to discover things about yourself and now that we are in a brand new year think about what you wish it to look like.  Today's quote is, "Imagination is desire waiting to be born."  If you can imagine it then why can't you create it?  Why can't you make that dream come true?  We all have dreams right?  Don't get discouraged because last year something didn't work out.  Maybe it didn't happen because the timing wasn't right.  Maybe it didn't happen because, let's face it, you chose something that was completely unrealistic.  The Universe knew it and deep in your heart and soul you did too.

The new year brings a rejuvenation of spirit while leaving some feeling like a deflated balloon.  All that you desired didn't manifest and so you feel let down and at a loss.  That's ok.  Give yourself the space to feel whatever it is you need to feel.  Grief, loss, sorrow, frustration and acceptance but throw in some gratitude.  Always be grateful.  Grateful that a new year has begun and opportunities will once again present themselves to you and the timing will be right.

Timing is between you and the Universe.  Trust me as there have been things I so desperately wanted at the wrong time in my life and guess what?  They didn't manifest because it never would have worked out.  Keep imagining but refine that image each and every time.  Keep that desire as well and with refinement what you imagine will become a reality!  

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy