I only promised to stay for April so that I could return if a job offer came up.
By the time May rolled around, I had committed to stay in Hawaii through August, and let the company know that I would come in to see them in August.
Here we are in July, and I get a message inquiring about my availability.
So, now I need to know if there is an offer on the table.
One week later, I get the offer.
I am so thrilled !!! and filled with Gratitude for this day.
Just as the hidden roots of a plant are grounded and fed by Mother Earth long before the flower buds and opens into bloom, so too is your Divine creation in the process of becoming a reality. ~ Sonia Choquette, The Answer is simple #21 Be Patient.
Why the Birdsnest? I found this one on the ground with one cracked egg in it.
The birds who built this nest worked long and hard.
I suppose they had set their intention and started to work on it long before the eggs came along.
It’s a work of art in itself and teaches us a valuable lesson ~ Life is continually changing and evolving ~ Why not start building what you want right now?
To begin a proper detox you must first get in touch with your body.
If you’ve been using your body like a dumping ground, putting a lot of the wrong foods into it, like I was, then it may take some time.
I will not tell you to stop doing things, but will guide you to start doing things that honor and respect your body temple.
If you follow the guidelines, you will find that your desire for certain food and drink will disappear of their own accord.
This is not a strict diet, or a regimented plan of action, but if you use your intuition, move at your own pace, and put forth the effort you will see many profound changes start to happen.
You will regain hope that it is possible to live in a healthy body at any age.
I will take you through seven days to get you started.
Please join me on this journey.
Even though I have only laid out seven days for you, I think you’ll find that this is much easier than it may look at the moment, and will bring much joy to your heart if you choose to continue for a lifetime.
Doing a full-body detox and cleanse takes a bit of planning.
What I offer here for you is the step-by-step plan that was laid out for me when I first arrived in Hawaii, by my guides, or “the higher ups” as I like to call them. You can read about that here.
I will be doing this with you and recommend doing one of these every six months for the rest of your life for full-body maintenance.
With all of the advertising influences and other daily distractions, it can be easy to “fall back” to doing things the old way.
As you progress, all of your senses will be heightened and you will experience more joy bubbling up from within .
You will feel lighter and your inner light will shine brighter and you will begin to experience the world from a whole new perspective.
Do a mental “scan” of your body. Get into a quiet place, lying or sitting. Close your eyes and “scan” your body, getting in touch with any aches or pains. If you are experiencing any maladies in certain areas, send white healing light to that area and ask your body what it needs.
Depression and fatigue are your body’s way of letting you know it’s running on overload – so are aches and pains.
Write down any thoughts or ideas that come to the surface of your mind. This is how your body communicates with you. “Flax seed crackers” came up for me, so I’m working on a recipe that I will be sharing with you.
2. Prepare your shopping list.
Fresh organic fruits and vegetables of your choice
Lean meats, I only use chicken and occasionally wild caught salmon.
Psyllium fiber – you can “dry” blend it for a finer powder. It’s gentler on the body. I mix it in my smoothies.
Green powder – for smoothies.
Plain Greek yogurt – full fat ( non-fat dairy usually has added chemicals and sugar) full fats are more satisfying and will reduce hunger cravings.
For sweet tooth craving – Plain unsweetened apple sauce, Honey or Maple flavored yogurt.
3. Set up a journal to track yourself. Now’s a good time to set your intention. Write out your affirmations. ( I used some extra pages in my planner to set it up. If you have a planner, this is what I recommend. )
4. Weigh in and take your measurements.
5. Before you begin, get in touch with your body.
Get a full body massage.
Go swimming – my fave! Take a slow walk in Nature. Walk barefoot on some grass or dirt, and soak in some sunlight. Do some stretches out doors if possible.
Tune into your beautiful body and thank it for knowing how to take care of you.
6. Now’s a good time to assess your beauty routine.
Look for body products and shampoos that don’t have a lot of cancer causing chemicals in them. What you put “on” your body goes into your blood stream.
Dr. Bronner’s castile soap
Shikai hair products
Virgin coconut oil for moisturizer
Boom Cosmetics for the face and body
Get a natural bristle brush for a dry brush massage.
Stop the use of synthetic perfumes.
Now’s a good time to try some essential oils –
You can make our own blends by adding a few drops to rubbing alcohol or vodka.
I also love the orange blossom and rose petal waters from the Mediterranean market. They are distillations of the blossoms and make a nice base to your essential oils. ( never use an essential oil directly on the body as it could cause a reaction. )
7. Consider doing your laundry with Borax and Arm and Hammer washing soda – you can add some castile soap to this for sudsing action ( grate it first)
8. Eliminate all polyester clothing and bedding from your life.
Polyester has been found through energy testing to lower the auric field.
Switch to natural cottons, linens, and wool and let your aura shine at it’s brightest.
9. Eliminate all hand sanitizers, harsh cleaning chemicals, and artificial room deodorizers from your home.
10. Reduce your use of prescription drugs by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Your body is a natural healer – but too much toxicity in the body prevents it from doing it’s work.
11. On the second or third day after starting a detox – go in for a colon hydro therapy session or give yourself a few enemas to help your elimination processes evacuate the toxins that your body will be releasing.
If you have had a lifestyle of fast foods, a lot of meat, or processed foods, it would be a good idea to set up a series of regular visits to a colon hydro-therapist.
There could be a build up of plaque along your intestinal walls that’s preventing proper absorption of nutrients and keeping toxins from poor eating habits and prescription drugs in your system.
You will also experience more youthful vitality by keeping your colon clean.
Even coffee can create a tar-like substance in the colon.
12. Probiotics – naturally fermented kombucha sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt should be taken daily.
It’s so easy to make your own – visit Cultured Food Life to learn more about this.
13. Find ways to get more exercise and move that body.
Play some music and dance like nobody’s watching
Put on your favorite tunes and walk
I like Leslie Sansone’s walking videos when it’s too hot or cold to go outside.
I always park at the farthest spot when shopping and running errands
Whether you do better in group exercise or on your own, I find yoga to be one of the best and most gentle of ways to really get in touch with my body.
There are classes you can sign up for online for pennies a day. Daily Om, and anytime yoga for example.
And you just may find it easier to incorporate a meditation practice into your lifestyle which is essential to living your best life.
Always, always have music that uplifts you, and helps your spirit soar.
No more criticizing your body wishing you had this or that.
It’s time to love your body, be thankful for the miracle that it is, hold your head high, keep your posture straight, shoulders back ( you can align your posture by standing against a wall), stepping out with grace and ease. Step into your light body.
Make a vision board. Visualize yourself in your perfect body. Notice how it feels! Carry that feeling with you the entire day!.
Make your vision board on one of your planner pages. Keep it simple.
You are a gift to the Universe, and by showing up as your best self every day, you will see what a gift you are to yourself.
Go at your own pace, Be gentle on yourself.
Drink 6 – 8 glasses of pure water each day.
Namaste ( the goddess in me bows to the goddess in you)
Sources of inspiration – check them out!
Donna Schwenk – Cultured food life\Yoga anytime
Rosemary Gladstar – homemade creams
Donna Eden – Energy Body exercises
Leslie Sansone – Walk away the pounds
The above information does not attempt to offer any medical advise. All of the opinions expressed are my own from my own personal experiences. I am not working with any affiliate programs for any one mentioned.
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Greetings! From heart to heart in this moment we speak, I am KejRaj(KayRy). The reason I say ‘we’ speak is because besides my self choosing to deliver this message, I know I am also being guided by other forces in this journey.
I’m sharing this today, because I want to urge everyone to take time to meditate and become heart centered. Today, I had a glimmer of this new “wave” that is coming in. I felt such tremendous love for everyone, and it’s important that you are ready when this comes. Mahalo
As I appreciate the youthful vitality, sense of adventure, and pure joy in laughter, that my grandson brings to my life, I understand how much we need each other.
I calm him, offer my wisdom to help him understand things, and just hang out with him.
When I was raising my own children, I was so busy working that there were areas where my mom and sisters often “filled in” for me.
Even today, we are lucky to have mom, age 89 for her joe-de-vivre and spunk.
She adds another dimension to our lives, and helps us appreciate the fact that we all grow old, and that all of us have something to contribute to our family, friends, and our world.
Life is fragile.
But as human beings as we experience the changing passages of living and dying, of youth and old age, we can realize and have gratitude for each contribution our loved ones make to help us grow into who we are.
Sometimes, when you first move into a place you just want to get the furniture in place, unpack the boxes, and start living your life.
Too many times to count, I’ve left pictures along the wall on the floor, thinking that if I hang them, something disastrous will happen, and I’ll have to move again. I guess the act of leaving them on the floor keeps things in a temporary state, leaving me impermanent in case I need to fly the coop.
Maybe boxes get shoved into a closet to be dealt with later ( NOT).
When I finally overcame these fears (there must be some deep-seated psychological meaning to all of this) my life started to flow better, my mind became more clear, and I was able to recognize when something just didn’t feel right.
As I walk around a room, I can sense the awkward flow of movement when something is blocking the flow of energy.
Now the pictures get hung, or stored, or donated.
The boxes, too.
The clutter is cleared.
In this room, the bookcase was sitting next to the closet, disabling the use of the large drawers near the floor.
It’s funny that now I go into other people’s houses and move the furniture.
At home, I had a French arm chair sitting at my personal desk. It was pretty, but it stuck out too far and obstructed the flow of traffic when one entered through the front door.
So, I changed it. ( you can see the post where I redid my desk area here.)
Take a look around your space.
Do a walk-through.
Is there anything blocking your path?
Are there any unfinished projects sitting around? Is there a clear path from room to room?
If not, there could be something blocking your life path.
Lay the bagua over your room to see if any area that’s blocked or cluttered coincides with the area of your life on the Bagua.
Lay the Bagua ( see photo above) over each room with the door to the room at the bottom of the page. The door of the room will fall into either the Knowledge, Career, or Helpful People area.
When I moved my chair from the desk and put an armless chair in it’s place (which fell in my Helpful People and Travel area of the Bagua) I was offered this trip to Hawaii.
When I moved the bookcase in this bedroom so that it wasn’t blocking the drawers, (also in the Helpful People and Travel area) he was offered a chance to go to boys’ camp for the Summer.
Coincidence, you may think?
I think not….
Try it, and let me know how it works for you.
Life can be so much easier when we are in the flow.
I express gratitude for the ability and understanding to keep my life flowing.
When creating a room to have a cottage look and feel, there are some basic elements that say “cottage”.
The home I’m staying in for the summer is a rental, that sits near the ocean. It definitely has lots of designer touches, so I decided to shop- the- house, and give this room that everyone seems to love so much, a bit of personality.
It has the “bones” of a cottage, but not the layering to give it that homey feel.
The walls are painted a soft gray. The white slip covered sofa is already in place, with the sisal rug, driftwood mirror, metal lamps, natural wood end tables, and a blue and white theme.
Even though this is a Beach Cottage, you can use these basic elements for your cottage no matter where you live. Just use natural elements from your landscape and natural environment.
My daughter added the bookcase and the white desk and chair. She calls this room the library. The sofa, even though it’s slipcovered, makes out to a double bed to accommodate guests.
Since my sister and mom will be visiting, I wanted to take it up a notch to make them feel more comfortable, and give the room a more “inviting presence”.
1. a slipcovered sofa – preferably white, but can also be ticking fabric, or floral, even velvet will do. Natural fabrics are a must.
2. Pillows with mixed prints and scale ( too many pillows in the same size can look over crowded). See before picture. I love floral pillows in a cottage, too.
3. Details from Nature – blown glass, rocks, shells, metal sculptures, horns, antlers, plants.
4. Soft lighting – lamps, salt lamps, candles, and lots of flowers.
5. Bright colors ( since the room was already blue and white, I decided to introduce some pinks and turquoise). Don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit with some unexpected colors!
6. Interesting wall art ie. vintage prints, words, wall decals
7. Simple accessories
8. A laid back look and feel with a place to put your feet up.
A way to express Gratitude to your self, or your guests, is to make your rooms as beautiful as you would like them to feel.
Each one of us is the King or Queen of our castles, and we can live in a special happy space, and feel gratitude every day.
You’re worth it!
A few words from Sonia Choquette “The Answer is Simple” oracle card deck:
“The Spirit is a sensitive light body and is influenced by the environment it finds itself in. Dreary, dark, messy, cluttered, un-clean surroundings send the Spirit out the door and invite the goblins and trolls of negativity to move in and camp out in the corners.
It’s time to set this right: Open the blinds, clear the decks, paint the walls, change the lightbulbs, and decorate the atmosphere where you live. Make your environment a proper home for your Spirit. Your Spirit must dwell in a cheerful and festive place, filled with color and live plants, fresh flowers, clean windows, and bright light.
Your Spirit is a holy guest in your body and must be treated as royalty. You wouldn’t disrespect visitors with an unwelcoming environment or expect them to dwell in your mess, and you shouldn’t disrespect your Spirit by giving it less than the tranquil setting it deserves, either. Take the time to create a festive and bright atmosphere for your Spirit. Be happy to welcome it home. Give it the proper surroundings, and put out the best you have to receive it.
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