Love, Magic & Miracles: They make the world a better place…

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Welcome October! This month is about New Beginnings, Love, Light, Strength, Success and Wholeness with a little bit of Magic in the air. All year, many of us have been working hard on creating the best version of ourselves. It may not have been easy, but that hard work you put in for the betterment of yourself is going to start to pay off. You will soon see that your own inner work, raising within you the love, light, strength and your own connection to the Divine will also have a ripple effect to all of your family members, loved ones and friends. October is the month, you start to feel connected once more to a new you, as well as relearning who others are, now that they have also had growth. You may even find this month, that people and relationships you were close to, have changed in dynamics. In some way, every relationship you have with anyone is probably different than it was this time last year. It is up to you, to try and see everything through the perspective of Gratitude. The more you can see all things and all people as forms of love and light, the more you can tap into the magic and unity that has the ability to ripple out to the world. Do you want to make this world a better place? The best way to do that, is to continue to shine your light brightly so that others may follow. Only you were given talents and gifts you were given at birth from the Divine. It is time to fully tap into the Gifts of your Divinity and use your talents to the best of your ability and choose to claim your Destiny, as only you can fulfill the Destiny that is awaiting you. No one else can do it, only you can. The time is upon us, and the new beginnings are arriving, embrace everything you are and RISE and SHINE, as the real journey of your Destiny is about to beginning.

This month is filled with such magic and miracles, that instead of an article, I really wanted to highlight the monthly playlist. I consider music a form of therapy and healing. I encourage you to use this month’s playlist to uplift you to a journey you have always hoped for and are stepping into.

To listen to our October Playlist click here:

This month marks the sixth anniversary of Elysian Life Design! What an amazing journey in the last six years has been. Some of you have been along for the ride since the very first edition and watched how we continued to grow together. As in my opinion, we all grow together. Even if you have never had a session with me, or experienced our products, we are still growing together through these newsletters each month. It is hard for me to put into words what a personal journey the last six years have been for me. A year ago, someone told me that I would be doing what they were doing. At that time, I thought, there is no way that is possible. I didn’t see how I could do that. But, many years later, here we are. God has blessed me with many gifts and blessings that I am so grateful. One of them is to be able to see things through the eyes of the Divine and into people’s true self and their energy. I consider it a privilege whenever someone allows me into their energy. The last six years have been an incredible journey. I have also seen leaps and bounds in not only growth and healing for so many of you but also within myself. Over the last six years, I have somehow also become the person God always knew I was capable of being. I was lost along the way, but as some of you may have experienced over the last year, when God wants you back, HE gets what HE wants. And I couldn’t be more happy about that! The last six years was a giant leap of faith, and for me it has been fascinating journey thus far. We are all growing and expanding and changing for the better, and I cannot wait to see what they bring to all of us many years ahead. Thank you for making the last six years so inspiring!

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Reconnecting To The Divine Through The Power of Prayer…

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I think it is safe to say that life, as we have known it up until this point, is different now. This past year, I have had to reach into parts of me that, for some reason, I had turned into white noise I was ignoring. Often, when we are faced with a situation in life that is too unbearable to deal with ourselves, or we think is impossible, we go back to what has always been proven to help…Faith. I am not talking per se about religion, but faith. All souls here on Earth, come from the same place. We are given missions and assignments in this life that we have to learn. Some of those assignments may be believing in other things than many others believe in. But, for me, this has been a year of faith and trust in the Divine like never before. Through the course of my necessities, I found my way back to a few things. I had a deep conversation with God. I admitted that I had somehow gotten very lost in life. I had remembered that every time I had gone to God with something, no matter the size of the request, HE always found a way and answered my prayers. When I was in my twenties, there were many times I found myself in not the right spot for me in life. I asked God to send me a sign. HE did! At that moment, I wasn’t a fan of the sign he had sent me. I asked HIM to send me another one. HE did! The second time the message that HE was leading me away from something was even louder. In that situation, all had worked out in my favor in the long run. When I found myself tired of waking up every morning for what felt like months from a stomach issue, I went to God and said, I know you think I am strong, but I am tired of feeling this way, please help. HE did. I had quit smoking for nine months and then for some reason, started again. years later when I knew I was ready to quit because I wanted to, I went to God and asked him for a second chance at it. I asked HIM to make it as easy as it was for me the first time I quit. The first time I quit, I stopped cold. I didn’t use any tools or have any cravings, nothing. I went with my whole heart and said if you can make it that easy for me one more time. The next day, I quit cold. No cravings, no urges, as I had never smoked at all. Every time I had turned to HIM in my time of need, HE never failed.

Many years later, I found myself very sick, and in and out of the hospital. Many Doctors looked at me and were unsure how I was even alive. I specifically remember one night in October 2016, when I was 33, I showed up to the ER around 1:00 am because I had been vomiting for days and wasn’t stopping. I had been having a very difficult time walking for months, but people had brushed certain things off because I was only in my thirties. The Doctors at the ER decided to do a CT Scan to see if it was related to one of my medical conditions. About thirty minutes later, the DR had come back in the room with a very shocked look and specifically said, “I do not know how you are alive right now.” He informed me that I had five blood clots. One in my abdominal aorta, both kidneys, spleen and one in my femoral artery. He also said that from right above my belly button to the end of my pelvis all of my arteries including my Superior Mesenteric Artery that supplies vital blood flow to the colon were completely occluded. The only blood supply I had been getting to my lower organs and my legs was because my body had created a bypass and grown new capillary veins. When I was released over a week later, I was desperate and found a prayer online for a Miracle. I will admit, I said it before going to sleep and when I woke up the next morning, I will be honest, I was pissed I didn’t feel better. I may have even told God and Jesus WTH. I continued to say that prayer a few more times but had given up when I didn’t receive my Miracle healing right away. This was just one of many situations when I had been questioned how I was still alive. Fast forward three years later, I found myself faced with something that was even more challenging than my health issues and, as I mentioned, felt very lost and broken inside in ways I had never felt previously.

You would think it would be easier for a person who is lucky enough to hear God when I ask him a question. But, even I had gotten off track.

Once I had made amends with God and myself about some things in my life, I came to a realization. When I was pissed because I couldn’t see or feel the Divine when I needed them the most, I was wrong! They had always been there. I had been given my Miracle; it had just taken some time to come to the surface for me because it was on Divine timing. Which, in case you don’t know, is always on time. It is never early, never late, always exactly when it is meant to arrive. It was through the course of the greatest necessity of my life that I began to see things so clearly, and pieces of my soul and purpose and Destiny were aligning. God had been preparing me all my life with the tools needed to overcome any obstacles that would stand in the way.

The Power of Prayer is a very real thing! We have to remember that God is even more attached to our happiness and us fulfilling our Soul Purpose than we are. He created us to be our best selves. So, when you go to HIM, HE will always show up for you, no matter what. HE helped me to find some tools that have truly made an impact in my life, and reconnect me to the Divine in a way I always should have been but had been ignoring. One of the many things that has fascinated me about this process up to this point, is how God will also place people in your life so that when you reach out to friends, family, and loved ones they will also be there to help you. Divine tools to succeed come in both Human form and other items.  Although my current necessities are still coming to the surface, I know God and all of the Divine are on it.

This is the Miracle Prayer I had mentioned I had said back in 2016: http://voteladycage-barile47thassembly.tripod.com/id31.html

I wanted to share with you some of the amazing tools; I have been blessed to find in this process.

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-jude-novena

https://catholicnovenaapp.com/novenas/st-raphael-novena/#healing-prayer-of-st-raphael

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/holy-trinity-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-rita-novena-2

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-anne-novena

https://francismary.org/three-day-miracle-prayer-blessed-virgin-mary/

https://www.littleflower.org/prayers/prayers-to-st-therese/

https://www.romancatholicman.com/padre-pios-secret-weapon-prayer-brought-thousands-miracles/

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/saints-day-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/our-lady-of-guadalupe-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-john-paul-ii-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-peter-novena

https://novena.com/2009/09/16/560/

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/the-infant-jesus-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-peregrine-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/memorare-novena-flying-novena-mother-teresa

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-michael-archangel-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-joseph-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-the-holy-spirit

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-francis-assisi-novena

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-clare-novena

https://www.sainttherse.com/saint-expedite-prayer-for-urgent-needs/

I had even been working very closely with Jesus and Mother Mary during this process, as well. It took me some time to realize that it was true what they had said that Jesus had never changed and what he did in the Bible, Jesus does today. I have seen it in my own life! Once I realized “oh my” that is a true statement, it blew my mind. Mother Mary had mentioned I should do the Rosary, and what an amazing teacher to learn from than Mother Mary herself. She helped me create a very powerful form of the Rosary, which combines a prayer novena for her and the traditional rosary. Here is that combined document if you are guided to use the Rosary as well in your everyday life, or being guided to get closer to your faith once more.

Rosary Prayer

One of the most important tools that I will share with you is that I had truly learned to let go, and let God. Again, I am blessed with a God-given a gift to hear God. HE would say to me, “Stacey, give me the control.” And, I would say, “God, I like the control!” We went back and forth, for a few days, but HE always gets HIS point across and as soon as I turn over everything. And I mean everything. Every part of my life, being and the world, that is when movement happened. God had tapped me into my own life, and said: “Girl, this is the moment I have been preparing you for, let’s go, we got work to do.” Let Go, and Let God. I promise you HIS WILL is to lead you to happiness, health and a life that is beyond what you could have ever dreamed of possible. But, we have to say to HIM let your WILL be done. Get me out of my way and lead the way. When I did this, I started to see positive changes in my life. My life, being and world started aligning to God’s WILL for me. Even my mind become clear, and I had peace in my mind, and in my thoughts.

We all have it in us. We all have access to it; we just forget that it is there. We can get caught up in all of the external things in life, but always remember that we never have to go through it alone. If we can move past the fear, and say “HELP” God will. So will all of the Divine, but we have to ask for it.

If you are lost and having a hard time, turn everything over — every part of yourself and your life. Sometimes, you will see things happen within seconds. Some other things are going to take some time to unfold. But trust that even before you ask for help, they see it, so the moment you ask, they are already working it out for your highest good. Be patient in the process and know that truly with God on your side, all things are possible. There is nothing stronger, more powerful or more loving than God, and HE will never fail you, just like HE has never failed me, or anyone for that matter. I often tell HIM that I am grateful he never goes back on the promises HE places in your heart. It doesn’t matter if someone else says no, or that can’t be done, or that is impossible. When it is God’s WILL, HE will make way for it to be done. I have seen HIM do it for me. I am watching HIM doing it all around me, and I know no matter who you are if you are reading this, HE leads you to it and HE will do it for you as well.

Stay Inspired!

Stacey

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Healing Through Forgiveness…

In life, everything comes down to two things. Fear and Love. That’s it, fear and love. Those are the two choices we have to work with. It can be so easy to pick fear and hold on to everything because it is familiar, and it is what we know. Even if it is no longer working for us, we stay stagnant and resist the changes that are being worked through us because we can be scared to face some uncomfortable things in life. We spend a lot of life pushing things down. Know, or perhaps we feel judged because we trusted someone with information and they used it to manipulate us.  Or, their response did not make you feel secure and supported which was what you needed. If that has happened to you, as hard as it may be, that person you turned to in your time of need that responded poorly or talked you out of doing something that you wanted to do, or hurt you so badly to the core that you have been unable to let it go. Is it unfair, yes, it is. But, that person, was coming from a place of their best. And, that they could give at the time. Sometimes, even at our best, we can be our worst. Sometimes, the people we turn to bring out the worst in us. It is an opportunity to learn from our “teachers” to fix these triggers and wounds within ourselves. Take a deep look at the root of the trigger and come to a place where it no longer triggers you. Trust me, it can take a while to forgive and work through some of these things. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. There is one key step that you need to take first before you venture along the path of forgiveness of others. You have to start with forgiving yourself!

The relationship that we have with ourselves is the foundation that we have with everyone else in our life. I used to think it was crap when people would say that to me. I thought that they didn’t know what they were talking about. The first step of forgiveness that you must take is looking at yourself and forgiving yourself for the things you did unknowingly. For that one time you saw all the red flags but continued down the path anyway and it led you to a bad place. It’s time to forgive yourself. If you are replaying things or decisions in your mind that when badly for you a month ago, or forty years ago – STOP. To move forward, you have to forgive yourself for feeling like you let yourself down. Some of you may read that and think, that’s crap. You can think that now and that is ok. But, you may find a moment in your life where it clicks. You will look at it and say, I couldn’t forgive whatever situation, because, at the root, I forgave the wrong person. That is why sometimes, you can forgive someone, but it still bothers you and it can continue to boil inside and eat away at you. Go back to the situation and forgive yourself. Then, when you do that, you can come to a place where you can let it go fully from your mind, body, and soul. Holding onto unforgiveness, only hurts you. The other person, may or may not care or even give it a second thought. But you have to free yourself from it first. It all starts with you.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the long run. Through forgiveness, you can find patience and compassion, not only for yourself but others. Peace in your heart that filters into the peace of mind that so many of us have been trying to find for so long. We can turn the fear and ego out and have peace. It comes from the inside out. So, as you venture into forgiveness, start with you, and then work yourself out to the other people in your life. If those people see the growth and happiness, they will either look and you and ask how did you get happy, or I don’t forgive you. If they can’t forgive you, that is ok. That is on them, not you. The moment you truly forgive yourself and then them, you are free from the burden of carrying it and can move forward. Spend some time using the Ho’oponopono payer:

I’m sorry, please forgive me, I thank you, I love you

Do this for yourself for five minutes a day for at least seven days in a row. When and if you want, if you feel that perhaps you can’t face the other person you need to forgive, close your eyes, visualize them in front of you and say the prayer for your situation with them.  Let it then all workout, and it will. That is when the healing process can begin to fully come full circle and spread through your entire life.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Prayer For The Soul…

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This month, I wanted to do something very different. This past month, the power of prayer has been very real inside of me. I know that some days have been hard this year so far for many of us. If we are honest, maybe you have had many hard years up until now. You have the opportunity to let all those hard times go and step into your destiny. Close your eyes, play this song, and let it make everything better, because I promise you, it has the power to. Try and do this every day for June.

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I have used music as a form of therapy for many years, and I put together a playlist of songs this month of Spotify to help everyone. It is free to listen to. You can check out the ElysianLD June Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2IDDDTRXQceokp5XCS3HLe

If you were able to do this, I want to hear from you about how your life has changed in the process, so please email me at contact@elysianld.com.  Remember that we are all in this world together. The best way to change the world, is become the best you that you can be. Spread that light inside you, and let it shine so bright that it will light up the world!

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Working Through Patterns & Ego

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Many of us have been experiencing a visitation of old patterns that are no longer serving us. Think of our energy field as a piece of technology. Every once and awhile they need a reboot or an upgrade of some kind. That is what is happening right now in many ways for humanity. Working through old patterning and the Ego can feel very challenging. The first step in this process, as it is in many circumstances, is recognizing that you have a problem! Then, once you realize that you do, it seems like the Ego knows it is in trouble and starts working overtime to keep you in the form of fight or flight to keep you fear based. Let’s be honest; it is not easy to try and shift from fear based to loved based. It will take time, and it will take hard work to get yourself in a space where the Ego does not guide or control you.

Often, once you start making those shifts and the changes necessary to move into the heart based, the Ego will start working overtime for its survival. It can start telling you stories in your mind to move you away from the path ahead. The Ego can want you to stay in the past and play the victim card or the what if game over and over in your mind. The storytelling is one thing that can be a challenging pattern to stop because most people don’t even know that they are doing it. Here are some symptoms of your Ego telling you stories:

  • Do you often think people are upset with you even though you have not talked to them recently and the last conversation you had with them was pleasant?
  • Do you play out situations in your mind of things that haven’t even happened in your life and have arguments with another person or finding yourself justifying your thoughts or actions to that person in your mind?
  • Do you blame other people for certain things in your life in which they had no involvement?
  • Do you constantly feel stuck in the past? Or, are beating yourself up for things that you did when you didn’t even know better in life? Have you been able to move past that and forgive yourself for the things you didn’t know when you didn’t know them?
  • Do you make up non-existent circumstances or situations that are negative in your life, but, believe them as truth?

While there are more ways that the Ego can tell you stories and keep you from moving forward in areas of your life, if you have done any of those things, then congratulations, you are not alone. As Humans, we have many patterns that we work on or in which we are stuck. This includes ancestral patterning, limiting beliefs and old programming to name a few. At this moment in time, I believe that the first step of stopping and healing these patterns is to stop the Ego from telling stories. So how do you do that?

The first step is acknowledging that you tell yourself stories. Then, you have to, in many ways, re-train your brain and your energy. So, when you feel yourself going down the rabbit hole of unwanted stories you can shift and stay in reality. I will tell you that this will take some time. Telling ourselves stories is fear based and not reality. When we are experiencing that moment of fear, it feels very real! Most likely, once you break yourself of your Ego telling you a certain set of stories, the Ego will most likely grab a new book of stories. I know it can be incredibly frustrating to work through this particular pattern. The best thing that you can start doing is, when you find yourself beginning to have story time, to tell your mind and your Ego that you aren’t telling stories today. Sometimes you will have to say “Sorry Ego, story time is closed today!” It may push back, but remember that you too can push back. In the past when my Ego has been in its storytelling abilities, I have had to tell my Ego to go and talk to God about it, because I had already discussed it with Him and I didn’t have time to talk to my Ego about it. You are going to have to do this more than once. But, you will eventually retrain this particular Ego pattern. Here is another helpful tool. Upon waking in the morning, set a mantra or affirmation for your day, and ask whatever higher energy you believe in God, Source, Universe, etc. to fill you with strength and allow you to be the best version of yourself that you can be for that day. Forgive yourself and have patience with yourself through this process. You can do it!! You are not the story your Ego tells you.

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Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Renewal in Spring with Grounding…

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As the seasons change, and the Earth’s vibrations are continuing to rise higher and higher, resurrection energy is also in the air. In 2015, this grounding technique came to be when working with my Divine Support Team. The energies of the Earth are constantly changing, and Spirit told me that we all need other options for grounding to help us with the ever changing energy.

This method will not only help ground you. It will also connect you to source energy and the purest form of divine energy. It will allow you to stay grounded and also uplift you during whatever your day and seasons may bring.

How to ground yourself using the Elysian Life Design Source Light Method:

  • In your sacred meditation or spiritual place, start by sitting in the lotus or cross-legged position. If that is too uncomfortable, you can also relax in a chair.
  • Close your eyes, and visualize that you are walking in an open field. The sun is shining, and you are the only one in the field. You come across your favorite spot in the field. Visualize putting your hands in the air to soak in the sunshine. As you do, visualize an energetic white cord about 3 feet in diameter coming from your Root Chakra or soles of your feet. As you do, feel all negative energy you may have in your body move down your legs and then out into the core mother Earth.
  • Visualize your energetic white cord slowly moving through each layer of the Earth until you reach a sacred underground cave. You may find that, as you do this visualization, you will want to bring the top of your body down as well so your forehead touches the ground in front of your legs if you can. If not, and you are able, bring your head down, so your chin moves towards your chest.
  • Deeper and deeper you go until you reach the sacred cave. You feel entirely comfortable in the cave, as you know it is safe here.
  • In the middle of the cave, you see a rock that is holding a spiritual staff. This spiritual staff is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and is connected with a combination of Earth’s energy and the Energy of Source. The top of it has a large piece of clear quartz, and all around the staff is glowing in a golden light, just like the sun.
  • Walk over to the spiritual staff and notice how secure it is in the cave. It is unable to move. Take your energetic white cord and wrap it around the spiritual staff as many times as necessary for you to feel like you are attached and connected to the energy of the spiritual staff and pure earth and source energy.
  • Once you feel you are connected, give a little pull on the energetic cord and make sure it is nice and tight. You can always go back and wrap it more if you need adjustments. When you are ready, visualize yourself slowly going back up to the open field where you are still soaking in the sunshine. As you work your way back up, you can reinforce your energetic cord with more white light. As you do, slowly start to bring your body back into the upward position.
  • As you feel the sun shining on you, visualize bringing the sun down into your Solar Plexus Chakra, and allowing your energy field to become the embodiment of the sunshine.
  • Bring your hands together palm to palm to your heart chakra and express your thanks and gratitude to Mother Earth, Source and whomever you called in to assist you in your grounding work.
  • You may want to sit for a moment with your eyes still closed, to allow all the energy to settle. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes.
  • You can then choose to say Amen or Namaste.

 

This process is intended to assist and guide you along your spiritual path as you find the right method that works for you. Every day when you wake up, it is a new day, and you may find that the way you need to ground yourself will be different also. This is one method to help guide you.  You are the only one who knows what works for you and what doesn’t. You may find that you are drawn to a particular method, but your mind’s eye keeps taking you on another journey, trust in that information because that is what you need at the time. You may find that, at different stages of your spiritual work, you will need different support to hold your grounding and will switch methods. Trust in your intuition; it is there for a reason. Above all, enjoy the sacred time you take to connect to the Divine, Earth & the Universe.

You are in for an amazing, inspiring and life-changing experience.

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Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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When Reflection Turns To Growth…

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Life… It can often be very complex, confusing, difficult and yet amazing, exciting and a blessing. Sometimes all of the above happen within the same day. As humans, we fluctuate our energy with the earth, and with others around us. Without the downs in life, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the joy of the up’s and vice versa.  Over the last year and a half, it seems like both as individuals and as humanity in general, we have been pushed to the edge and asked to trust in a higher source to guide us on our path. That, however, can be hard to do. Years ago, I knew a retired priest, and I asked him, “If Jesus Christ came back to Earth, what do you think would happen?” At the time, that seemed like a very logical question. As a child, I worried about the end of days. Now, as an adult, it doesn’t have the same effects on me. So what did the priest say, you may be asking… He said “I think the same thing would happen. Not crucified, in public like before, but no one would believe him to be Jesus so that he would be persecuted again.” His answer perplexed me for so many years, and in many way it still does. As humans we can have a pattern to mistrust people. I think that may come from fears of not trusting ourselves in many ways.

Over the past month, I have noticed many people, myself included, almost doing a life review. I think there is something about the winter that brings people to reflect. Also as things around us have to die to transform, and that is often how our energy works. We have to be willing to let go and allow things about ourselves to die in a way. Old limiting beliefs. One of my least favorite limiting beliefs is my inability to forgive myself for things I didn’t know 20 years ago. How dare I have the audacity to not have an additional 20 years of wisdom when I was only a teenager? Sometimes it feels like we are constantly trying to work through something. The Human body, energy etc, is like an onion, there is always another layer to be worked out.

Maybe you spent years working through a physical issue only to find out it was an emotional issue with also left an energetic footprint. It can be so frustrating sometimes to work through all these things and feel like you are always so close to the finish line. As I mentioned before, winter is often considered a time of reflection in many ways. Without removing all the things that are no longer serving you, there is no room for all the things you are trying to create. A lot is changing in the world over the next two years. The Universe is asking you right now, do you what to continue to be untrusting of anything and everything? Or, perhaps you want believe that you are being guided every day by a higher source. Even though, believe it or not, I have my trust issues sometimes in life, I do know one thing. The Divine comes through when you need them. It may not be the way you want them to, or expect them to. But, your blessing will always be delivered to you.  So where are my top 5 things that I have learned in my own reflection time so far this year that has led to my personal growth that will perhaps help you in yours.

  1. If you are feeling unworthy of blessings in your life, or that you are not good enough in some way, STOP. Come to a place within yourself that the Creation, GOD, Universe, whatever you believe in, made you exactly how you are meant to be. From every freckle, scar, wrinkle, etc they are all battle wounds. You are perfect just being you. Only you can truly help yourself feel worthy by coming to terms with the fact that you may have your moments of imperfection. But, that is what makes you perfectly you and perfectly worthy of being you. Sometimes when I am feeling all the normal human feelings of myself and the world, and it can seem overwhelming, I talk to GOD. I ask him “what are you going to do with me?” His response… “love you”. Meaning, GOD will always love you just as you are, unconditionally.
  2. In life, we will all play the would a, sould a, could a game. Trust me, forgive yourself and move on. 99.9% of the time the stuff you are worried about won’t matter in 2 years.
  3. If you want to having truly good relationships in your life, you must first have a good relationship with yourself. Without that, you will be unable to accept the love offered by others. Life can be a hall of mirrors sometimes, and that hall of mirrors can be your worst nightmare. If something keeps reflecting at you, do yourself a favor, don’t require the other person to change, simply do some of the work and change it within yourself. It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. This goes for any relationship in your life, co-workers, family, friends, romantic, etc.
  4. If you start building the trust relationship with yourself, you will start seeing how you trust in others, as well as GOD, Universe, the Divine. Just take one day out of the week. For that one day, ask GOD, your Guides, Source energy to lead you. Trust your intuition just for that day and see what happens.
  5. I spent a lot of time thinking about the question that I asked the priest so many years ago about his thoughts on Jesus. Without getting into too much religion, for the sake of my findings, I am going to approach it from the Holy Trinity of the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and combine them in the word God. Here are my thoughts about that. God is everywhere and in everything. God is love, God is peace, God is the air, God is the silence, God is the person asking for help. God is within you. God is within me. Yes, there are people and things in this world that sometimes make it very difficult to trust or keep faith in humanity. But, there is still goodness and kindness in the world. When you see acts of kindness, that is God, that is Jesus, that is whatever faith you believe in showing you the works of a higher source, and that, you can always trust. The Divine will never lead you down the wrong path. It may take you awhile to get where you need to go, but you will always be there exactly when you need to.

As a new season is approaching, the trees, plants, animals are going to begin to grow, bloom and play. You will find yourself coming out of your state of reflection and be able to see your growth that took place. Remember it is not a sprint, but a marathon. You WILL get to where you need to be. So I leave you with this… Namaste (The God in me, recognizes the God in you).

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Heart Chakra Prayer…

heart-1450300_1280The Heart Chakra is a key power center for all energy of all things related to Love. This chakra allows deep bonds with others, your sense of caring and compassion, feelings of self-love, generosity, kindness, and respect among other things. I also like to think that the Heart Chakra is where we give and receive love to ourselves and others. The colors of the Heart Chakra are Green and Pink, so you can also incorporate them in your wardrobe and accessories when you want to help your Heart Chakra.

Here is some information on how to know if you Heart Chakra is balanced or unbalanced.

When your Heart Chakra is balanced, you may feel emotions of:

Balance of Giving and Receiving, Balance in relationships, Bliss, Compassion, Courage, Emotional Wisdom, Expansion, Faith, Harmony, Healing, Healthy Boundaries, Healthy Relationships, Honesty, Joy, Oneness with Life, Openness, Peace, Self Love, and Self Nurturance.

When your Heart Chakra is unbalanced, you may feel emotions of:

Antisocial, Codependent, Conditional Love, Controlling, Critical, Demanding, Depression, Jealousy, Judgmental, Lack of Boundaries, Lack of Empathy, Self Preservation, Separation, True Forgiveness, Unconditional Love, and Withholding Love.

Some helpful ways that you can help keep your Heart Chakra open and balanced are  by doing some Heart Chakra Exercises and Tools. One of my favorite things for the Heart Chakra is using Affirmations. Here are some that may help you.

Heart Chakra Affirmations

  • I AM accepting all things as they are, and know that all is well.
  • I AM connected to the Earth & the Heavens.
  • I AM deeply and completely love and accept myself.
  • I AM forgiving myself and the the past
  • I AM grateful for all that helped me to transform and open up to love.
  • I AM joy.
  • I AM living a life in balance, happiness and gratitude.
  • I AM love, and it love is within my heart.
  • I AM one with the Universe
  • I AM open to love.
  • I AM peaceful.
  • I AM receiving love with ease and grace.
  • I AM the embodiment of love.
  • I AM wanted and loved.

Other Heart Chakra Tools:

Stones & Crystals

  • Emerald
  • Green Aventurine
  • Green Calcite
  • Jade
  • Malachite
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Rhodonite
  • Rose Quartz

The best ways to work with these crystals, are either placing them directly on the Heart Chakra, having them by your bed while you sleep, wearing them in your pocket, or holding them in your hands.

You can also use Meditation, Yoga, and Visualization.  Additionally, you can also incorporate the color of the Heart Chakra into your diet. For example, leafy green vegetables, or any green foods.

Another powerful tool you can use to help keep your Heart Chakra healthy and balanced is by using prayer. Here is a short prayer I have put together for you. Remember that “I AM” are two of the most powerful words you can say in prayer or affirmations.

Heart Chakra Prayer by Elysian Life Design

Beloved I AM presence, I come before the Universe and Source energy ready to be healed from all of my worries and all that is keeping me unbalanced in my Heart.

I declare that I AM open to giving and receiving love. I AM Love, I AM the embodiment of love. I AM Love.

With each breath, I AM breathing love into my body, and with every exhale I AM releasing worry and stress. I AM breathing in Love 24 hours a day seven days a week.

I AM Love. I AM Worthy of Love. I AM the Embodiment of Love.

I AM surrounded in love every day. I AM loving myself and others without limitation as my Heart Chakra is open and it is safe for me to share love with others.

I AM Love.

(It is recommended that you say this 3 times a day, for the most powerful results and transformation of love. )

Remember that healing your Heart Chakra may not happen overnight. But, the more you work at it, the easier it will become and the more your Heart will open and be able to heal. Remember that you are worthy of love and, to truly love others, you have to start by truly loving yourself. When you do that, all will fall into place.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Making a New Year’s Resolution for your Soul…

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As a New Year is upon us, we can be inundated with resolutions, goals, and wanting to create better lives for ourselves. Rightfully so, but I have found that a lot of people take a physical approach to these New Year’s Resolutions, like getting healthier, work out, “go on a diet” (a pretty popular one), stopping bad habits etc. It is not that these are bad resolutions. In fact I have known a lot of people who have done them, my self included. We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to these resolutions. We set a big expectation of ourselves that is hard to always accomplish. For example, losing 30lbs in a month, although feasible, but not healthy, it is also not sustainable in the long term. For many years my New Year’s Resolution revolved around a physical piece of my life. Something that I could see.  Somehow, that meant it was more real. Most of the time, the resolution would fall to the important things to do mid to late January. In fact, none of my successful physical resolutions were ever made at the “New Year”.

Around 2011, I decided that I needed some inner work done on my soul level. Sometimes it is the unseen that needs the most work! Some can appear to have it all together on the outside, but are having a tough time in ways that cannot physically show. I was horrible at taking a compliment. So horrible in fact, that some people would say “can’t you take a compliment”. It would make me so uncomfortable if someone said something nice to me, that I didn’t know how to respond. So I would either over justify, if someone complimented a piece of clothing, purse, shoes etc and explain what a deal I got which, by the way, most people don’t care unless they specifically ask you where you got those items from. Or I would sometimes end up putting myself down to the person who gave the compliment to the point that they would doubt why they said it in the first place. Either way it was uncomfortable all around. I knew it was an area about myself that I didn’t like and wanted to change. So, in 2011 I made my first New Year’s “Soul Resolution”. Something that would benefit my soul and ultimately shine out onto my physical being.  So, for that whole year I decided that if someone gave me a compliment of any kind, I would say “Thank You.” Not thank you, I got them on sale, or thank you but… just thank you. I cut out the over justification and the awkwardness. Sometimes people want you to return the compliment. But, that’s a different story. For me to do what I needed to do, I had to say “thank you,” and move on.  Was I successful in that every day, NO. But somehow because it wasn’t a physical resolution like a diet that could be broken by a bagel on January 2nd but was a core being change that would take time. I just had to take it day by day. Somedays I did well and somedays I needed improvement but that was ok.

As the years went on, I tried to tackle harder things in my soul. For instance, one year I decided I was going to no longer live in fear. Fear is one resolution I may have to make for many years as it is so difficult to overcome. One year, I decided that I was not going to doubt God’s plan or think my life would be a practical joke, and to trust Him. Another year, I focused on Self-Love. This past year, I tackled worry. I joke that I was probably worrying in my mother’s womb. Somehow worry just consumed me and stressed me out, kept me up at night and just overall consumed my thoughts. Again, somedays I did well on this, and somedays I needed to take notes so I could do better the next day. But, as this year is coming to a close, I will tell you that in hindsight that I handle worry very differently than I did at this time last year. Do I still worry, yes, but I focus my energy differently. Instead of only focusing on the worry and the undesired outcomes, I redirect my thoughts to the positive. Now this is not new information that thinking positively will help your life. I am here to tell you that “if you think you can, you will,” and that works both ways. I have also noticed that I don’t lay awake pondering things that I once worried about, because they are all things over which I have no control. I would often recite this Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” I create a new habit within me to better deal with my worry, just like I did with trusting God’s plan, fear, and taking a compliment.

Will we lose 20lbs overnight, it’s not likely. Will we stop worrying overnight? That is highly unlikely also. But, if we get up each day and try our best, and recognize that each day what our best is may change and that is ok. As long as you are giving all you’ve got, even if it’s a two on a scale of a hundred, you are still giving your best. Every year, month, week and day is the opportunity to achieve your goal or desire. As for myself, I knew I had to clear out some old things before those new things fell into place. And for me, it worked, but I am still a work in progress. It didn’t happen overnight. But, as time went on, I noticed, “Oh I dealt with that better, or I am redirecting that thought etc.” For those who may be interested, here is the full serenity prayer that can be helpful for a variety of things you may be going through.

“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.”

Serenity Prayer (Full Text)

I hope you will join me this year and every year in taking a Soulful approach to your New Year’s Resolutions. If anything, it can help you work on areas that you need to before the physical ones are ready to unfold.

Stay Positive & Stay Kind & Stay Inspired

Stacey

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The Day I Met Santa…

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The story of Santa Clause is one a lot of us grew up knowing and experiencing the Magic that was “Santa” from songs about good old Saint Nick to leaving out milk and cookies for him on Christmas Eve. I remember being young and thinking “how does he get around the world in one night?” Modern technology now helps us track Santa through his special journey Christmas Eve. But, as we get older, for some reason culture tells us that it is not cool or acceptable to believe in something magical or that we cannot understand with our logical minds. I am going to share with you a story that I have not shared with many people. But, I feel it is essential to fill the world back with some hope or magic this Holiday Season.

When I was 29, I had a profound experience on the Winter Solstice in 2012. That experience seemingly awakened my soul and put me on the path to my Spirituality. It awakened it from all the years of slumber from that part of myself. Ever since that day, I have seen the magic first hand that can be had at this time of year. Some call it a Christmas Miracle, some the Winter Solstice and others call it December 21st. Most of my life, I had experienced health issues, mostly various autoimmune challenges. As my soul was going through this new found awakening, some of those issues came to a cataclysmic moment. Three years later in 2015, I found myself laying in a hospital bed the week before Christmas. Although things weren’t as bad as they had been in the past, or in hindsight as bad as they were going to get, no one loves being in the hospital, especially right before the holidays.

See, you may be asking what exactly had happened to me on December 21, 2012. That was a day, if you remember, many people had speculated about since it was the last day of the Mayan Calendar. Many of us now know that day was a day that the energy changed in the world and it was like a veil had been lifted. Well that was the day when, for whatever reason, the light switch inside of me turned on and with it all of my Spiritual gifts. It was on that day that I realized that I had been suppressing my connection with Spirit. Throughout my life, I have always been able to sense things. But, I often ignored them or pretended they did not exist. I could be in a space and know that something else was there with me and get a sense of energy from it. I know that others can sense things also. But, many times we think it is bad or scary energy because we do not understand what it is. The unknown is often an unsettling experience. Usually, right before I would fall asleep, I would hear people talking to me or calling my name, and sometimes saying things I wasn’t sure I wanted to hear. I remember thinking, “why do they always want to talk to me right before I am about to go to sleep?” Well, that was because, at that time in my life, that was the only time my vibrations were high enough to be open to receiving the messages. I knew energy and spirits were around and there was this whole universal aspect of life. But, I was not sure I was ready to fully embrace that part of who I was. I continued to live my life that way for many years, and had done an excellent job suppressing them, or so I had thought. When that switch flipped everything became clear and yet so much to learn, and so many more questions. That day on the Winter Solstice was a day I stepped into my full relationship with Spirit, the Divine and awakened to my purpose.

So, in 2015, as I was laying in that hospital bed contemplating life, and trying my best to focus on the Christmas magic I could still harness even if I was not at a magical Winter Solstice event, it happened. That was when I saw Santa Clause walk through my hospital wall.

I may have just lost some of you for a moment, so let me repeat that, Santa Clause walked through the wall. Red suit, holly jolly, Saint Nick…

The hospital can be a very active place for someone who is sensitive to energy, or who can see and hear Spirits. But, never in my life did I expect to see that. Surprisingly, my first thought was not fear or disbelief, but I remember thinking, “Ok, things are about to get interesting!” As Santa walked closer to my bed, I did what any person would do. I said hi Santa. He walked over to my bedside and held my right hand. As he did this, he shared his trade secrets with me and my mind was officially blown. In that moment I remember thinking, this makes SO much sense. Before I tell you precisely what Santa said, it is important to understand that everything is an energy frequency. Even as humans we are made up of billions of particles that are made out of energy and therefore, we are energy. And, anything is possible if you tap into the right frequency of that energy.

Here is what Santa told me. He said, “If Spirit is energy and energy can be anywhere, then all of us have been looking at Santa the wrong way.” He is not a physical man that comes down our chimneys at night, and leave us physical gifts under the tree, but does something much more important. Santa is energy. Whether believing is seeing, or seeing is believing. Santa is Spirit energy, just like how the Universe is energy and we know there is something larger than ourselves in the Universe. Because Santa is this energetic frequency he can be anywhere and everywhere all at the same time.  Spirit frequency knows no time, and therefore time does not exist. So, that solved the question to how he travels around the world in one night and visits every child while they sleep. What he continued to tell me was that every Christmas Eve, he visits the hearts of every child and person who believes in the magic of Christmas. Even though, he doesn’t come in physical form, but energetically, he delivers the most powerful and profound gift to those believers. To a child or adult who has an open heart to the power of belief, he gives them the gift of “Christmas Spirit.” Christmas Spirit is something that will mean different things for different people. For some it is peace of earth, kindness to other people, the Charity of giving, and helping those in need, good tidings and cheer. For others, it may mean something else. But, the magic of Christmas, the kind of magic that can bring miracles is the Christmas Spirit. That frequency of peace, joy, blessings and gratitude for all that we already have in our lives. That kind of frequency that could bring peace on earth, if every person opened their heart to it more. To me, that is the most important gift of all; one that is surrounded in unconditional love from the Universe, from God. Miracles, Kindness, belief, peace and happiness to the Human Soul. So, as Santa stood there holding my hand, he asked me if my heart was open to receiving the Christmas Spirit. Of course I said yes! As he leaned down and kissed my forehead to give me the gift of the Christmas Spirit, I felt the cells in my body  as they reawakened to the magic that Santa Clause has just gifted me. As, the Spirit of Christmas was now inside of me, he said his goodbyes, gave me an old-fashioned Santa wink of his eye, touched my nose with his finger and said, “see you next year.” Then, he left the way he came and walked back through the wall, off to deliver the Christmas Spirit to another person.

The next day, the doctors let me go home. Some may not view it as a Christmas Miracle, but given my visitor the night before, I sure considered it as one. Since that day, I have seen Christmas differently. It is not about a gift under the tree. It is in fact about filling our hearts with the magic of the “Christmas Spirit” and all the other forms of spiritual gifts that come from tapping into its energy.

So, this Holiday Season, as life may have brought you in a direction that makes it hard to believe in Santa, or perhaps you and your family want to incorporate a new tradition, one that doesn’t cost anything, but will give you the best gift. I encourage you to try and open your hearts to the magic that can be had and experienced, by believing, and allowing the Spirit of Santa to give you the most important gift you can get at Christmas… The Christmas Spirit.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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