In the Darkest Hours

*peeks out*
**takes a deep breath**
I’m here. I really am HERE. I know it has been a very long time since I have published something here. Trust me – there are many drafts sitting here waiting to be completed and published but I have been exhausted. I have sat down several times to write… something… anything… to share what I have been going through – the good and the not so good. But I end up stumped. I will write a few words (or even paragraphs) and I just feel tired, sluggish and unmotivated.

My mind, body and spirit has felt a heavy weight for awhile now. With several deaths in my family over the past year and a half along side other personal defeats I have felt like I continue to fall down a never ending tunnel of muck. What I do know however is that when this happens to me I often go through a phase of renewal and growth. I find strength. I find teachers. I find myself peeling back or shedding the “old” me.

This often comes when I do what I have been doing lately – being still. Whether it is through meditation or just sitting there, eyes closed and listening. I release all the pressure, stress and frustration. All the anger and sadness. I just sit and be still. Sometimes I ask for divine guidance and sometimes I just listen because I know there is always a faint whisper of what to do next.

The past couple of days have been a struggle for me and I am drained on every level. Two people in my family passed away a year after my father passed away. I have been waking up nearly every morning at 4:11am. The first couple of mornings I felt annoyed because I haven’t been getting restful sleep in general with the full moon. But I started listening to my intuition and letting spirit guide me. I realize that I need to pay attention to the synchronocity of this particular time (numbers).

I have been allowing myself to rest. Drink plenty of water. Research what the numbers 411 represent and have been pleasantly surprised. I usually see 111 or 1111 more so it was interesting to see the relation 411 has to paying attention to creative aspects of my life. I have always felt I had an artistic and creative side but never allowed it to fully develop. It has been a gentle reminder to find ways to express my creative side.

Though I was annoyed at the lack of sleep/restful sleep I have been having I was also reminded of how many ideas flow to me in the darkest hours. I used to have horrible insomnia fused by worrisome thoughts. Now I can’t wait to snuggle up in bed at an earlier time, however, I realize sometimes if I allow myself to stay awake a bit later (because I’m a night owl by heart) or wake up earlier during the darkest hours my creative juices flow. I think of many great things that I wouldn’t normally think of during the day when I am often on auto pilot.

I have decided that I will take advatage of these shorter days and really be still in the darkness so that I can seek guidance.

In the darkest hours what do you experience?

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VIDEO: Abraham Hicks – Tell A New Story

This is probably one of my favorite’s from Abraham Hicks – full of affirmations for you to use on how to tell the story about your life that will manifest the life that you want. Real good, feel good stuff. xoxo

All recorded and printed Abraham-Hicks materials are copyrighted by Jerry and Esther Hicks.

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Links I’m Lovin: Conscious & Positive Living Blogs

We all have moments where we may need a little encouragement to keep going and stay positive. This encouragement could come in the form of quote, an image that invokes something in you or even a lovely song. What I have found is that there are so many others out there that are willing to share and spread messages on living more consciously and being positive – even during the “bad” times.

I am an avid blog reader and have been blessed to find some of the most wonderful people online. I usually share specific posts on my blog or on social media but I thought it would be fun to share some of the blogs that I always return to knowing that I will find something inspirational. Something that makes me laugh, cry or just want to do better. So take a look below and I hope you find one of these blogs inspires you in some way to live more consciously.

Conscious & Positive Living Blogs

Gala Darling
I absolutely love Gala. She has so many great resources that she shares and I love her story of going through what she calls a “miserable” time in her life and becoming the lovely and inspirational person she is today. I mentioned her before when I wrote about EFT Resources and her book Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams is a confirmation that she not only changed her life by learning to love herself – she wants to share with others how to do the same.

Zen Habits
With its simple and zen-inducing theme, this blog is full of the good stuff. The words that will inspire you to do better. Thought-provoking reminders to stay mindful will get you hooked so that you continue to crave more of what Leo has to share.

Leonie Dawson
Aside from the beautiful artwork featured on her website she offers several resources that have been helping people for many years. She has books, an online training acadamy and other resources available to help you live a more soul-centered life.

Brave Girls Club
“Brave Girls Club is a worldwide community of women (of every age!) who want to live the best, happiest, most productive and fabulously brave life they can possibly liveā€¦and that means something different to every single one of us.”What IS the Brave Girls Club

It is full of inspirational quotes, an amazing newsletter, events, crafts and much more! Just going to their website and clicking around can turn my mood around within minutes. Positive images, posts and stories for living a more positive life.

TUT (The Universe Talks)
This website and community is full of people that believe in the magic of The Universe. Positive and conscious living is a way of life at TUT.com. If you want to be inspired check out all of their articles, join the community and make sure you sign up for Notes From the Universe to get a daily reminder of how magical life is.

Positively Present
I mentioned Dani of Positively Present and how much I love her Positively Present playlists

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A Little Thanks & Giving

Even though I have had a rough year I still have much to be thankful for. Today I will be with family and friends celebrating and enjoying each other. I look forward to the holidays simply for the enjoyment of spending time with them.

Today I am thankful for…
+ The friends and family that I was blessed with.
+ My vision and hearing. Without it I wouldn’t be able to see and hear the beauty of the world.
+ Another day to live, love and experience.
+ Clean drinking water since so many are out there without this resource I sometimes take for granted.
+ Early morning meditations.

Today I give to you…
+ 100 things to be thankful for
+ 100 more things to be thankful for
+ Video: compilation of funny cats
+ Video: Compilation of funny kids

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Please let me know in the comments what you are thankful for today.

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EFT Resources

EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing tool which can be performed with others or on your own. This alternative form of “medicine” or treatment is also referred to as Tapping – depending on who you ask. It is normally seen as a form of energy healing deeply related to Acupuncture and Acupressure – as it works with your energy as well as uses certain acupressure points on your body.

I have personally used EFT off and on through my adult life for anxiety and depression. I have read and watched videos of hundreds of people that have used it to treat or cure physical pain, addiction, depression, other emotional issues and life-limiting thoughts.

Due to my success with it, I thought that it would be nice to share some of my favorite EFT Resources in one place. I always like to share things that work for me in the hopes that it helps others in some way. I hope that these EFT resources can provide a helpful addition and/or alternative to other treatments that you may be using at the moment.

Emo Free with Gary Craig: This is an excellent resource – thousands of articles on EFT, information on EFT workshops, where to find EFT Practitioners and how to become certified if you are interested as well.

Here is the Introduction to EFT video featuring Gary Craig:

Mercola and Emotional Freedom: This website offers an introduction to EFT (Tapping) as well as several videos for specific issues – from sugar addiction to setting goals and sticking to them.
The Tapping Solution:

EFT Universe: Lots of free resources including weekly EFT tips, videos and information on live workshops.

Gala Darling: One of my favorite people with such a beautiful blog and so much information on living a beautiful life, Gala offers resources, tips and her own experience using EFT for eating disorders.

Tap with Brad – Brad Yates aka eftwizard This is his youtube channel and I absolutely love his videos. There is a video there for nearly anyone.

These are only a few of my favorite EFT resources but I will add to it at a later time or write another post perhaps for more specific ailments. Have you used EFT in the past? What has been your experience? Let me know in the comments. Please be kind or your comment will be deleted. Aloha

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To Watch: A Tribute to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I kept putting off writing about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and how much he and his work inspired and helped me for over 10 years. When he passed away I was in the middle of writing a draft about it but I couldn’t get myself to sit there and really finish any of it. His work really meant so much to me and I honestly don’t even think I could put into words exactly what he meant to me and what he was in my Spiritual Journey.

I always wanted to meet him and have felt so connected to him on so many occasions. Reading his books and watching videos of him speaking always put me in such a wonderful place. I always thought of him as an uncle and someone that I would love to have mentor me. I still can’t believe that he passed away yet at the same time because of my beliefs I am almost joyful about it because I know that he must have been “ready” in some way to do something else.

Perhaps one day I will share more about my thoughts and ideas about that but for now I want to direct you to a beautiful tribute to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer that was recorded on September 18, 2015. Participants include many of my favorite authors and truth seekers – from Marianne Williamson to Caroline Myss. They share so many beautiful stories about him and the tribute also includes clips of his teachings which includes his last lecture that was in Melbourne, Australia.

If you were inspired by Dr. Dyer and his teachings I’m sure that you will absolutely love this tribute. If you have not read any of his books or heard his teachings I think you may enjoy it as well – but first do some searches and listen to some of his lectures.

Watch: A Tribute to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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