Monday, February 15, 2010

A Spiritual Approach to Lent

Each year, I set an intention of going into Lent with goals of deepening my connection to God and advancing His Divine Plan in my life. Additional explaination of Lent can be read HERE. For me, this time usually includes a period of fasting, affirmative prayer and meditation. A wonderful healer and coach, Mrs. Doreene Hamilton-Hudson, sends out a great reminder in her newsletter every year. It's always so inspired and rich, I want to share it with you, my readers, this year. Doreene can be further contacted HERE. Enjoy and have a blessed and inspired journey! ~MiChelle Jeneen

Lent, A Spiritual Approach

by Doreene Hamilton-Hudson, Spiritual Muse

The period known as Lent is the beginning of a shift of energy on the planet. From a Spiritual standpoint, during that time people tend to release or surrender things that they no longer want in their lives, or things that have too much negative control in their lives. In doing this, you make room for the things you do want, from a much higher vibration. You can release or surrender procrastination to make room for stronger decision-making skills and the ability to handle the task at hand.

This is a powerful year. In numerology it is a 3 year, a year of clarity, communication, creativity and consciousness. It’s a year to get clear and communicate creatively what you want in your life and anchor it in your consciousness. You may have to step out of your comfort zone. You may have to give up an old habit like procrastination, or the attitude of one day I’ll do this. Lent gives you an excuse to think big and act bigger.

During the 40 day period of lent think of a goal that you would like to manifest that is doable if you focus and put your energy into it. You can write 40 articles in 40 days. You can lose 10 pounds in 40 days. You can submit your project to 10 or 20 viable companies in 40 days. You can change a habit or your consciousness in 40 days.

It Requires Desire, a Plan, and Constant Action.

This is not a period to judge yourself as to whether or not you deserve the good that you are seeking. This is a period to give thanks for the good that is coming. The good that is yours by your birthright.

You can release or surrender candy to make room for a healthier body temple, or to experience the true sweetness in life. You can release or surrender alcohol so you can more clearly hear the voice of God or your Higher Mind. You can release or surrender negative thinking or particular words from your vocabulary, so you can embrace love on a higher vibration, or draw to you positive situations in any or every area of your life. You can release or surrender a person or a type of relationship that you know isn't good for you, so you can experience unconditional love. Release or surrender ego, or boastful self-talk, so you can embrace who you really are – a more powerful Being than you could ever imagine.

When you are surrendering something, know why you are giving it up. If you have something positive that you want to affirm in your life, this will make it much easier. What you surrender does not have to have anything to do with the positive you are evoking. You can surrender smoking to draw to you a new job, or prosperity. Feel free to create an affirmation or mantra that you recite daily to remind you of what qualities you are anchoring in your life, what it is you want to manifest. Always state it in the “now.” I am now financially solvent. I am now at my ideal body weight. I am now surrounded by uplifting, positive people. I am now vibrating on a higher frequency and draw to me loving situations in every area of my life. I am now… you tell me!

Lent is from February 17th through Palm Sunday March 28th . It is followed by what is known as Holy Week. A week you can commune with your Spirit and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. A week to be in gratitude for everything and everyone in your life. This is a week to visually see yourself filled with light. In doing this you are replenishing the void. The void left by what you released or surrendered. You are replacing it with light, with love, and with power from the Most High. This is actually something you should do on a regular basis to fill the void of what you are releasing. Then Easter of course is your rebirthing. The new YOU emerges.

Ask yourself, what do you need or desire in your life? Then ask yourself what are you willing to give up, or release to obtain it? This is the power of Lent, Forty Days and Forty Nights to release something known or unknown that is blocking the resurrection of your soul on a higher vibration. Forty Days and Forty Nights to obtain a new or better quality in yourself, or something you desire in your life. Forty Days and Forty Nights to a better YOU.

Spirited Woman Blogger Team: Oriental Medicine and The Year of The Tiger

Spirited Woman Blogger Team: Oriental Medicine and The Year of The Tiger

My newest post on Oriental Medicine at The Spirited Woman, where I'm a regular contributor. Please check it out! ~M

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Year of the Tiger

Happy Chinese New Year! The next 12 months is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger in Chinese Astrology denotes explosive power, agility and dare I say, upheaval bordering on turmoil. I'm intending to harness this power as a positive, bold step towards more creative energy in my life "on purpose." Instead of feeling like a helpless flower floating aimlessly in the wind, I'm feeling a surge of boldness and empowerment rising up in me. I even considered having some t-shirts made with a big tiger on the front. That way, if a few toes feel stepped on, I could always blame it on the power of the big-cat. Maybe for now I'll start slowly. Some fresh air, brisk walks and more veggie juice from my juicer. Then, look out....rooowwww!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Our Heart's Desire

This last week, I've found myself stepping back and examining my heart's desires. Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend, and those people in the card, flower and candy business are counting on the folks who desperately want to feel the love this week.

That's a funny concept all of a sudden to me. To really FEEL. We all keep hearing how the energy of manifestation is strong and all around us. In many situations, I've being asked, "If you had all possiblity and resources at your fingertips to create whatever you want, what would you want?" What a loaded question! For myself, I'm at a loss for words (hard to believe, I know). But for my kids, parents, husband, friends and the world...EVERYTHING GOOD AND JUST.

My desire to step back and dream, just for me, has been in the forefront of my thoughts. February is the American Heart Association's Women's Heart Health momth. I've had my checkups, and thankfully, all is well in that department. Now the real work seems to self-examination. Self-care and self-love are a chore that I must continually put on my daily schedule, or else I just forget.

It makes me sad to think, how my life sometimes continues on its own, without any conscious participation on my part. And, lately my students also mirror the sentiments loud and clear: Am I worthy? How much is too much? Who am I to expect more in life. I'm praying for guidance, wisdom and Unconditional Love to show me how to treat me this Valentine's Day and beyond. What about you?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010: An Abundance of Opportunity

Todays guest on our Blogtalkradio show, Spirit Refreshed, was Tracy Ann. She's a noted numerologist who discusses the Universe's energy of opportunity and Divine Manifestaion for the year 2010. I've been feeling the buzz of anticipation in my body and energy field. She cautions, it's also a time of temperance, of making sure to self-love and to not keep too many irons in the fire at one time. Heart-centered communication is also need to move through this year with greater ease and authenticity. Have a listen, when you get a chance. ~M