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Archangel Ariel ~ Strength

Published May 21, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Archangel Ariel

Daily Angel Card, Strength, Archangel Ariel

Archangel Ariel: “Great inner strength. Release harsh judgements. Forgiveness and compassion.

This card comes to you because you need to know that you are stronger than you realize. You can definitely handle your current situation. However, instead of “powering through it”, you are better off with an approach of compassion, kindness and gentleness. The strength that this situations calls for comes from the softness of a spiritual core.

Your strength and effectiveness increase as you believe in yourself and your ability to grow from the experiences you have in life. Look upon challenges as opportunities to learn and apply your knowledge and magical touch.

Additional meanings of this card: Patience. Forgiveness. The courage of your convictions. Using honey instead of vinegar.

Archangel Ariel is the angel of the spirit of nature. Because Ariel is so close to the earth, she helps with day to day material needs of home, food, clothing and so forth. Call upon Ariel for strength and support if you are worried about finances or desperate times.”*

Well I don’t know about you, but this Angel Card reading really hits home with gas prices soaring up to $141.9 and groceries having just gone up an additional 4%. Life is feeling expensive these days!! My husband went to the grocery store with a list of 5 things last night, bananas, steak, buns, spinach and milk. It was $65 for one bag of groceries. Of course the steak wasn’t cheap, I probably would have bought a cheaper cut but oh well, I’m pretty much off meat these days anyhow, so that should save us some cash!

I refuse to get dragged down by it though, why worry all the time about money, again I think of one of my favourite sayings “worrying is like praying for what you don’t want!”. So, no need to worry, instead I will keep on track, manifesting my dreams, through Empower Network, Isagenix and hair dressing! It will all work out in the end.

This is my husband’s busiest time of year, being a stone mason. In January and February he does a ton of estimates, each time letting the person know that he’s available for work, being that it’s his down season. Each time the person tells him that they aren’t sure if they would like to get the work done or not, that they are still trying to decide. Then come April, EVERYONE calls him back. All wanting the work done tomorrow of course. Then comes the process of him choosing the jobs that he thinks will lead to the most work, and regrettably having to let most of the rest go as no one is willing to wait even a few weeks for him to get caught up. Feast or famine, that’s the way it works when you are self employed!

So, asking for a little help from Angel Ariel is appealing, as we are almost caught up, having paid out thousands to the government and usual year end expenses and are on those few precious months where we make money to last for the rest of the year. The skating registration cheque for summer session comes out on Friday and my Ford Explorer needs some work! Ah, such is life. We must count all our blessings and keep on keeping on.

Thank God there are Angels watching over us.

Namaste

Angel Tarot Cards, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine Doreen Virtue

The Power of Positive Affirmations

Published May 4, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

affirmations

Today my daily angel card reading was the Affirmations card as you may have seen. If not, check it out under my Daily Angel Card Category. I wrote a little about the importance of daily affirmations, but I feel like I need to say more.

Over the last two years I have made leaps and bounds in managing my stress. I had been feeling totally overwhelmed, unhealthy, tired and depressed. I knew that something had to change. I was mothering two small kids, doing the administration for my husband’s small business, running a household and running my hair salon from my home. Exercise was the first thing to go out the window, and I was eating on the run. Never the typical fast food, no deep fried stuff or pizza every night, but I was eating too much salt, a little too much sugar, way too much caffeine and cutting corners. I had gained weight with both pregnancies and not been able to shed it. My skin wasn’t great and I wasn’t sleeping well. Something had to change.

The first major change I made was in my diet. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I was introduced to Isagenix by a close friend. Through high quality nutrition and cleansing, I was able to drop 26lbs (which I have kept off for two years now), my skin is healthy and radiant, I’m sleeping well, and I have more energy and patience. See a video on the importance of Nutritional Cleansing here:

http://www.gignetworks.tv/deeguns/topics/TSVCQSVFRg==/Product

Secondly, I bought three Groupons for three different Bikram Yoga studios around town (having never tried Bikram Yoga), and used them consecutively. I had tried many forms of exercise before, including TRX, Circuit Training, various Boot Camps, gym memberships and even jogging, which is really not my thing. Yoga changed everything. I have 90 uninterrupted minutes to connect my body, mind and spirit. I leave feeling like I have had an amazing workout as well as feeling connected, in the moment and balanced. It is an excellent way to manage stress.

There is one more component to my ongoing transformation, and that is reading self development books, listening to self development audios and using positive daily affirmations.

Positive affirmations are simple statements that you can speak out loud or concentrate on silently. They can influence your life in ways you never thought were possible.

On a daily basis, we are inundated by literally thousands of thoughts a day. How many of those thoughts are actually positive? How many times do you give yourself a little pep talk in the day, and how many times do you find yourself thinking self defeating thoughts? Do you find yourself thinking thoughts such as “I can’t do that” or “That kind of success is for other people”, or “I’m not lucky enough for that”? Remember that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want. Imagine the difference we would experience if we changed those thoughts around. Change your thoughts, change your life. The more you focus on positive outcomes, the more positive things you will attract in your life (and visa versa obviously, but we are concentrating on the positive today!).

I have used a wide range of positive thoughts, affirmations and prayers to help me achieve what I would consider to be a huge turn around in the way that I think. Some of the positive affirmations I use on a daily basis were/are inspired by Dr Wayne Dyer and James Twyman’s I AM meditation, find it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/Y8oIAg Another great tool for changing the way you think is Dr Wayne Dyer’s book, “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Here is my previously posted list of daily I AM affirmations, feel free to use them or create ones that are unique to you and your situations. Remember, whatever positively resonates with you will work to change your thoughts, and change your life for the better.

  1. I am living my life’s purpose.
  2. I am happy.
  3. I open my heart to receiving love and abundance.
  4. I am forgiveness.
  5. I am gratitude, I appreciate all the daily miracles of life.
  6. I see abundance all around me.
  7. I see the kindness in others.
  8. I am love.
  9. I forgive myself any mistakes of the past, and use them as lessons to create my future.
  10. I am deserving of love.
  11. I am open to communicating the truth.
  12. I am a good listener.
  13. I am peaceful and balanced.
  14. I am calm.
  15. I trust my creative gifts and share them with the world.
  16. I am an unlimited being.
  17. I am capable of anything I set my intention to.
  18. I am living in the present moment, letting go of the past and enjoying each moment of my life as I live it.
  19. I am open to the abundance of the Universe.
  20. I am perfect health

AffirmationStones

Try journaling or using a calendar to write down your affirmations daily and see how your attitude towards life changes over 30, 60 and 90 days. Involve your family and see how it affects them. Set your intention to think positively every day…. for the rest of your life! Start with a few moments morning and evening and work up to incorporating it into every day life. You can use sticky notes on your fridge, bathroom mirror or computer screen to remind you. My kids and I set our intention for the day and say our positive affirmations in the morning on the way to school.

Namaste

Abundantia ~ Goddess of Prosperity

Published May 4, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

 Abundantia:

Abundantia

I have been studying manifestation and abundance for the last several months and one of my most recent discoveries is the Goddess of success, prosperity, abundance and good fortune, Abundantia. Abundantia literally means “overflowing riches” or “plenty” and her symbol is the Horn of Plenty or cornucopia.

Her image was found on early 3rd century Roman coin as seen here:

abundantia

 

One of my favourite descriptions of her comes from Doreen Virtue’s book, Archangels and Ascended Masters: http://amzn.to/10DlNtX. In Dorreen’s words “Every time I see Abundantia, gold coins magically spill from her, from no particular container. The coins just seem to pour out of her, and even trail behind her, accompanied by a musical jangling sound similar to belly dancers who jingle their coin-laden outfits. She’s a vision of great beauty and angelic purity, very patient and extremely loving. In a vision of Abundantia herself, as seen by Doreen Virtue, Abundantia says “I’m a way-shower to the mighty Source of all. It’s my greatest pleasure to reward your efforts, and I become ecstatic at the sound of gratitude and joy when someone is rescued through my interventions. I’m here to serve, to help you plan for uninterrupted financial bliss, and to uncover hidden treasures that you do not yet know of. I also easily come into your dreams to answer any questions you may have about high finance, investments, and such. Never forget that finances can fuel healing projects and afford you freedom where time is concerned. But money can also be a trap if you allow worry and concern to rule over you. That’s where I come in: to alleviate these lower thoughts and take you to the high road of prosperity.”  Doreen goes on to say “Abundantia is like a gracious hostess, constantly asking if you need anything, and then lovingly fulfilling your every wish.

Doreen suggests an invocation of the Goddess herself:

“As a show of your faith in Heaven’s readiness to help you, hold one of more coins in the hand you don’t write with (this is your receptive hand) and say:

“Beautiful Abundantia, I desire to be like you- Carefree and filled with faith that my supply is already met in all ways. Help me replace any money worries with joy and gratitude. Help me open my arms so that Heaven may easily help me. Thank you for all of your guidance, gifts, and protection. I’m truly grateful, and I’m abundantly joyful and fulfilled. I let go, and relax in the sure knowledge that I’m completely taken care of, immediately and in the future.”

Interestingly, Abundantia has also long been referred to by gamblers as Lady Luck, or Lady Fortune.

Namaste

Date Night!

Published May 3, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Date Night!

 

 

 

Date Night:

 

Part of keeping a marriage or relationship healthy is date night. Time spent alone together doing whatever it is that you like to do and catching a glimpse of what your lives used to be like before kids and major responsibilities kicked in. Or at least that’s the way I see it. It keeps the romance alive for sure. Hair done, makeup and nails done, pretty dress and high heels makes a huge difference to how you feel about yourself and your relationship. How your mate feels about the effort you put in will also benefit the relationship in profound ways.

It’s not a beauty contest, it’s way deeper than that. Think about a peacock fluffing up his feathers to attract a mate. It’s all about presentation, and you don’t want to lose the importance of that over the years. Glamming up for your date tells your partner that you care about how you present yourself to them, that you care enough to take that little extra step. Maybe you don’t like makeup and have low maintenance hair. Try some lipgloss and maybe a squirt of a light perfume. Put on an outfit that makes you feel good about yourself, or a special piece of jewelry. It’s what works for you, and if your mate knows you well, they will know that you are making the effort. So jump on out of that LuLuLemon induced coma and put on something pretty, get out of your comfort zone!!! Feeling like the clothes aren’t fitting quite so well? Either go shopping or check out my second to last post, I can help you get your sexy back!

Hair is super important too, and as a stylist for over 20 years (gulp that I can say that!!) I can’t stress enough, you can look feminine and low maintenance AND pretty, all at the same time with the right cut and colour. Really. You don’t have to look dowdy or feel  masculine with a short haircut, unless that’s your thing, and I’m totally ok with that too! Get a decent stylist, even if you only go 3-4x a year, you wear your hair 24/7, so skip the lattes if money is an issue and save up for some good hair. If money is not an object, get in there right before your date, it will make you feel that much better to have fresh new hair!

Anyhow, tonight is all about me and my husband and our precious hours away from our lovely, adorable and high maintenance children! I painted my nails, shaved my legs and anything else that looked like it might need a trim and the curling iron is heating up as I type this. Figuring out what to wear is usually the hardest part for me, but I do believe in the golden clothing rule, whatever you try on first is usually what you end up wearing, even though you have to try on absolutely everything else in your closet to prove it! And then there are the shoes, but that is a whole other blog right there!

We are headed to our favourite restaurant, to have our “sure thing” meals… we have experimented enough to know that we would rather have a fabulous meal that we love in a familiar setting than try something different and be disappointed! Boring? Probably, but we are the only ones affected by this decision, so who cares? And we don’t get out much so we have to make the most of the time we have.

I’m excited to spend some quality time flirting with my handsome husband, I even still get butterflies when I find out the babysitter’s (my parents) booked and we are good to go. The atmosphere immediately lightens up, we are escaping, just for a little while, and we will be all the better parents for it!

Hope you have a fantastic evening too.

Namaste

Energy Artist Julia

Published May 2, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Energy Artist Julia

 

 

I’m fascinated with the whole idea of Feng Shui, how you can manipulate your environment to help you have a more abundant life. You can unblock energy by moving your couch to the other side of the room, or attract wealth by adding a red pillow. I have incorporated quite a bit of this into our living space and it has definitely enhanced the vibes. I added a small fountain, 9 small plants, uncluttered like you wouldn’t believe and even got a small wind chime to hang right in the center of the house. The flow is definitely better, and de-cluttering is kind of a spiritual endevor unto itself. There is literally no better feeling than opening up a closet or drawer in your house and being able to find what you are looking for! Ok, there may be other better feelings out there but it’s pretty darn great!

So now that my house is all Feng Shui’d up, and I am in the process of creating my abundant fortune, what else is out there? Well, I have now discovered Energy Art. What an amazing concept.

One of my favourite energy artists right now is Energy Artist Julia Watkins. Here is her own description of her work “I paint the natural flow of spiritual energy that exists all around us, helping you to connect to its healing powers. In 2003 I had a “waking dream” where I saw a world interconnecting ours made of pure energy. I awoke and created the painting “First Dream”. From that point forward I could sense energy and paint it on canvas”. I sent her a Facebook message asking if she minded me writing about her in my blog and could I use a small photo to show you as a sample of her work. She replied to me that I could and gave me a link with a discount code, how awesome is that? Check out her link and generous offer here: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=72dea8d5dbd68a7ec8c352d9f&id=6333a311ee

I am about to place my first order, using the coupon of course, I just can’t decide between my three favourites, Harvest Moon Abundance Blessing: http://www.energyartistjulia.bigcartel.com/product/harvest-moon-abundance-blessing, Dragon Fairy: http://www.energyartistjulia.bigcartel.com/product/harvest-moon-abundance-blessing or The Creation Tree: http://www.energyartistjulia.bigcartel.com/product/the-creation-tree-create-your-reality.

Maybe I will have to get all three! I’m thinking the Dragon Fairy would be great for a child’s room, the Harvest Moon in the living room and the Creation Tree in our bedroom!

Anyhow, this endorsement is purely by choice on my part, I came across her work and was instantly mesmerized. I can’t wait to have it as part of my home.

Do you have a favourite energy artist? If so please share the link with me, I love the idea of having high vibrational artwork surrounding me and my family.

Namaste

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