Do You Trust Yourself?

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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~

That is the question Guidance asked me this morning.  My answer. . .

Imagine me hemming and hawing and shifting from one foot to the other.  The question made me uncomfortable.  I couldn’t answer it definitively.  Sometimes the answer is yes but mostly it is no, at least when it comes to money.

In working with my Spirit Guide of Money this morning it became clear to me that I am very good at manifesting money but have shame around not being able to keep money.  Money seems to run right through my fingers.  My guide assured me that is all in alignment with flow.  She reminded me that there is always more where that came from.

My programming says that I must be doing something wrong if I can’t keep money.  That same shame keeps me from manifesting more than just enough to keep me going from day-to-day.  I was listening to The Ted Radio Hour and the musician Amanda Palmer was on.  She gives her music away for free.  Amanda and her band couch surf when she is on tour.  People share their food with her.  She has complete trust that she will be provided for.  I admire that.  Having complete trust in humanity is a rare thing these days.  More than anything she trusts herself to manifest whatever she may need.

Giving up control like that frightens the shit right out of me.  It’s that very control that I am wielding over my life that keeps me small.  It keeps me from having more.  Being more.  Expressing.  More.  The first step to freedom is awareness.  I am aware of how I have held myself back.  It’s time to breathe and let go.  That is the second step to freedom. . .

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There’s No Place Like Home

f6q73qsabtpdzfxbm4eaOr How I Met My Money Guide.

I know this is going to sound weird but you should be used to that from me by now. 😉

The first time I explored meeting my money guide through hypnosis I didn’t see much.  An ethereal being was reaching out to me and I couldn’t grasp her hand.  That first experience showed me how the Universe is trying to assist me but I was still unable to receive it.

During that session I worked through some blocks and when I tried the hypnosis again Glenda the good witch from The Wizard of Oz showed up!  Crazy fun right?

I’ve been working with her for about two weeks now and I can see how she is helping me.  Her guidance seems to be in the form of inspiration.  I have many new ideas on how to expand my business.  I look forward to following through on these new ideas and pull them into form.

She also helps me with fear.  Ever since the election I can feel all the economic anxiety that is vibrating on the planet.  We simply do not yet know how things will unfold with our newly elected leaders.  She waves her magic wand and reminds me that “There’s no place like home.”  Home is the quiet place at the center of my being.  Home is my heart.  Home is my breath.  There is no fear when I am home.
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If you would like to meet your personal money guide I can help.  You can contact me at della@innerpeacemovementstudio.com  or  you can find out more about me at my website here.

Paleo Cinnamon AppleSauce Muffins

cinnamon-applesauce-muffinsI’m always working new recipes from ones I find on the internet that just don’t quite fit my current eating lifestyle.  Close but no cigar!  I found my inspiration for this recipe from Paleo Grubs.  I hope you like it!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. maple flavoring
5-10 drops liquid stevia ( I used vanilla flavored)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup ground flax meal
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in blender.  I used a Vitamix.  Pour batter into lined muffin tin.  Place in oven and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 24 minutes.  Makes 6 muffins.

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The Bigger Picture

change-begins-with-meDear Ones,

Do not be alarmed by the outcome of your election.  Whom ever you voted for trust that the highest good is in store for the planet.  You are not alone.  Even the darkest of nights can hold the most promising futures.  We invite you to look within and find the love in your heart.  Change, in all its forms, is a good thing.  You wanted change and you got it.  It may or may not be in the human body you voted for but change is upon you.  Embrace it.  Now is the time to shine your light brightly.  Now is the time to breathe deep, go within and love yourself.  Change begins with you.

Here are some suggestions to “be the change”:

  • breathe deeply
  • spend time in nature
  • connect with your animal friends
  • play with your kids
  • make love
  • take long delicious baths
  • cook and share a meal with your loved ones
  • have fun

All of these suggestions are to bring you into the present moment.  Fear is simply anxiety about the future.  Practice Presence.  It can be as simple as noticing the freckles on your child’s nose or smelling the fragrance of a flower.  Any time you bring yourself back into the NOW moment you empower yourself.  True power comes from within.

Remember the opportunity in every situation that occurs.  What will you choose:  Love or fear?

 

Della is a channel, healer, and hypnosis facilitator.  You can find out more about her here.

The Peace Bringer

breath-of-life-1Today’s message from my Spirit Guide Mother:

Today is a good day to get quiet and go within.  Trust in the safety of your soul’s embrace.  When you breathe and center your energies you help balance the chaos that is permeating the air.

You may feel guided to eat lighter and rest more.  Follow the wisdom of your body as it will speak to you in subtle ways and then more loudly if you do not listen.  When you take care of yourself it anchors the energy of peace on the planet.  Image your world if everyone listened to their body and practiced self-love.  Peace would prevail.

You are taught to do, do do and go, go, go.  Your modern technology has helped you forget the rhythms of the earth, the moon and stars.  Look to the moon with its waxing and waning.  It will show you the way of dark and light.  The dark moon is the time to go within, gather your resources and plant your seeds.  The full moon beckons you to shine your light for the world to see and reap the harvest of your planted dreams.

Only you can bring peace to the world.  Begin by closing your eyes . . . now take a deep breath in. . . now let it go. . . Ahhhhhh.  Notice how quickly you can release the tensions of the world simply by letting that deep breath go. . .

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We Are The Reflection. . .

A message from my Spirit Guide Mother 4652653bc2b64c9651ac28b21d897442.

 

Hello Dear Ones,
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My message is of peace this day.  You are coming close to a time of decision.  You think your decision needs to be about who will be your next leader.  Your choices are but a reflection of your times.  The leaders to be present them self in the most obvious of forms for your self-reflection.  One is a child in a mans body.  He represents your collective intellect.  He so desperately wants to be the king of the mountain that he pushes all the other kids out of the way to get there.  The other is a man in a woman’s body.  She represents your spiritual evolution.  She is showing you how the masculine is still out of balance on your world.    I do not say these things to offend but to have you look more closely at yourself.  Because, in the end, no matter who becomes your new leader it all comes down to who you are and not who they are.
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Who you are becomes the collective reflection.  To bring the change you are so desperately clambering for look within.  Your great sage Ghandi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  No wiser words have been said. . .

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Crucible: A Poem

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cautionary tale
of love and loss

it goes like this . . .

my love was a gift
that was cast aside

by one
who didn’t want it or
need it

I wrote the play
that he starred in

he played his part
quite well
for a little while

until the role
no longer fit

I could have seen this early on
if only I was looking
in all the right places

I only saw
what I wanted
to see. . .

his actions spoke louder
than words
but I could only hear
the words

I clung to the words
and let
the actions
slip through

the cracks
in my heart

that were there
long

before
we
ever met

our time together
was both
a gift
and a crucible

I see how I set the show
in motion and how I rushed
it along to the end.

I no longer write
stories for
lovers I’ve never met
yet

my eyes are
wide open
and even my
heart
is
too

I can thank
him for that

all good things . . .

The Undiscovered Self

I wrote this post several years ago but am finding that I am having similar experiences these days.  Instead of finding undiscovered trails in the woods I am navigating uncharted territory in my life.   My business is taking new directions and I’m dating again after many months of mourning my last relationship.  I am scared but practicing fearlessness amidst all this change.  I hope you like the post.

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I was guided to go to Carpenter Nature Center for my walk today.   Once I got there I found myself on a path I had never taken before.  I hesitated at first because it was unfamiliar and I didn’t know where or how far it would take me into the woods.  Being a woman alone in the woods can be a very frightening thing.  Because of the blustery Fall day it was quite spooky yet breathtakingly beautiful at the same time.  My mind started to take me to all sorts of frightening scenarios.  I soon realized my fear had more to do with my inner demons than anything I would find in these woods on this day.  This path I was on represented the part of Self that I was afraid to face.  This path was my Powerful Self, my Brilliant Self, my Talented Self, my Unlimited Self.

All these years of walking the paths of Carpenter Nature Center I had never even seen the one I walked today.  I knew this path was not the safe, familiar version of what I was used to.  I wanted to turn around several times and go back to what was known but I didn’t.  I kept forging ahead.  I knew that continuing on the path of the unknown would free me from my fearimage-11 of being Who I Really Am.

When I finally came to an area that I recognized I knew I had faced a part of my self that I have hidden from all my life.  I walked to the river and I built these cairns to represent my hopes and dreams for the future.

I walked out of those woods a new woman. I faced my fears.  I faced my Self.  I.  Am.

Della uses hypnotherapy, intuition and hands on healing to help people find their lost parts of self.  You can find out more about her here.

Taking The Bull By The Horns

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Pastel by Della

I awoke one morning a week and a half ago and I felt tired.  I was tired of mourning the loss of my last relationship, tired of feeling bad about myself and tired of writing self-indulgent poetry.

So I took the bull by the horns, so to speak, and joined an online dating site.  Mostly, I did this because I wanted to feel desirable again.    My self-esteem was in the crapper and it needed a boost.

Online dating is not something I had ever done before.  I had no idea how to go about it.  Luckily I had a coach in my friend Linda who knew all the ins and outs of how to proceed.  I had watched and listened to her adventures in the past year and was in awe of her courage.  She was the reason I was able to take the steps to do this at all.

I put my profile up and within the first 24 hours I had 70 views of my profile and about 20 contacts.  It was a bit overwhelming.  It was pretty easy to tell right away who was serious and who was a serial dater.  Some of the interest was obviously scammers and some obviously hadn’t read anything in my profile or they wouldn’t have contacted me at all.  I even had one dude email me with anger because I was looking for someone who was into health and wellness!

By morning three I was seriously thinking of closing my profile down as this really wasn’t for me.  I took one last look at who had contacted me and lo and behold a guy who wrote in complete sentences (and paragraphs!) reached out to me.  He obviously had read my profile all the way through and was thoughtful in his words to me.  I was intrigued . . .

So, tonight, after many conversations we will be meeting for the first time.  I am both terrified and excited.  My anxiety has hit the roof and I have grief coursing through my veins.  Mostly, though, I am proud of me for taking this forward step.

No matter how tonight turns out I know I am brave and that is all that really matters.

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