Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Season of Selflessness?

Tis the Season of Selflessness – or so one might think with all we’ve been taught. How many times have you heard, “It is better to give than to receive”? Think about that for a moment. Without someone to receive, one cannot have the satisfaction of giving. Is not the receiver giving a warm fuzzy gift to the giver by accepting? And, you don’t know – but the receiver may be doing a grander service than meets the eye of placing themselves in the position of “receiver”. But that could be an entirely stand-alone discourse. To give you an idea, have you ever seen the paw outline accompanied by the words, "Who Rescued Who? 
It is a delightful balanced circle of dance of the highest order. In each of our individual lives, that balance must flow for us to be well. If one is constantly giving – getting nothing in return – they become depleted….drained…incapable of giving any more. We can no longer give if we have nothing left to give. 

Consider a shift in thinking this holiday season. Begin imagining a higher level of Selfishness/Self-Fullness. Remember, there is a Part of us that is “like God”. The more we can embody that, the greater the degree of good we can elevate the entire planet with. A truly selfish person – in this elevated sense – can help the most others from their place of power. When one’s own immediate needs are taken care of, when someone is coming from a place of Being whole and complete, their natural default is to serve others.

I believe it was Wayne Dyer who said something like - when an orange is squeezed, you always get orange juice. When a lemon is squeezed you get lemon juice. When squeezed by life’s challenges, you will ooze whatever you are made of. If you are happy, you will exude happiness. If you are healthy, you will ooze good health and vitality. If you are angry, stressed and overwhelmed, then that’s what you will produce more of. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what's inside first.

What are you made of? What are you radiating out to the rest of the world? What radical new self-care approach might help you shine you light brighter to the rest of the world? What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself right now?

These are simply thoughts for you to ponder. Realize the incredible power you possess to shift your own world and, in turn, the whole world around you. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself with some Holiday Gifts From The Sea? Or, in your wholeness, share them with others? 

There is the richly meaningful Sand Dollar with its Star Satellite Companions. They are encased in a vintage gold plated frame with beveled glass outlined in real sand. 

You can always go right with a versatile Multi-Shell Ornament. Not only will it enhance your holidays, you can enjoy it all year round!

The first Shell Ornament pictured is still available (as of this writing) while the rest have found their way to their new homes. More may be available if there is a demand also.

You can buy directly from our etsy shop or message if you are interested in something not offered there.

Wishing you all may manifest wonderful holidays no matter how you choose to celebrate. I see you whole and complete – healthy and happy! Thank you for the gift of your presents/presence in my life!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Waiting or Living?

Are you waiting on something or living your life now? Some people are so desperate for things to stay the same – to stay or be “normal”. Others are waiting for things to change. Are you waiting for the perfect job to feel fulfilled? Perhaps when the perfect person shows up in your life – then you’ll be happy? Are you in a holding pattern waiting for the world to change? We don’t know what’s around the corner and it’s certainly natural to hope and dream. In fact, dreaming is definitely encouraged! However, there are infinite things in your life at this very moment to enjoy and be grateful for! It’s simply a matter of where you put your focus. Note that simple isn’t always easy, especially when in the popular habit of being caught up in the drama of the world. Remember you get to choose which mask you put on – which filter you choose to view life through. 

While we obviously don’t need a holiday to come around to notice and be thankful for our blessings, sometimes a special day serves as a good reminder if we get in a rut and forget.

My “thankful for” list is endless regarding past, present and future! My many times in Hawaii have helped enhance my aloha and mahalo spirit. So many encounters with people and nature, including dolphins, have been beyond magical. Some of my most cherished times were with Lokelani as my gracious host. She and her

precious daughters remain forever in my heart. Lokelani’s beauty and talents are endless. To support her, while encouraging you to enhance your own health, I share that Loke (among other things) is a distributor of essential oils – doTERRA. If you aren’t already devoted to a distributor or are new to doTERRA, read what Lokelani has to say:

 “I’ve done my research and find that doTERRA has the highest quality and standards of any other company. We can guarantee the purity of our oils because of our strict and lengthy testing. CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. Every doTERRA oil is held to the highest possible level of purity.  We run 54 different tests before our oils are bottled, so only the purest essential oils get into your homes. 

doTERRA empowers farmers and their communities. Through industry-leading, responsible sourcing practices, doTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity, and sustainability in partnerships with local growers around the globe through Co-Impact Sourcing®. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers resources and tools to sourcing communities and charitable organizations to raise self-reliance, increase access to healthcare, promote education, advance sanitation, and fight against human trafficking. 

doTERRA- Gift of the Earth
Who we are: An essential oil company changing the world one drop at a time. 
What we do: Provide the purest, highest quality essential oils and products. 
Why we do it: To empower you and your loved ones with health and wellness.” 

To learn more you can contact Loke at:
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I personally love a number of doTerra’s oils and blends. For those who have challenges in being highly attractive to certain miniscule flying vampires I highly recommend TerraShield - doTerra’s repellent blend!

With holidays ahead that often involve gifting to others, I’d like to remind you of many lovingly, hand-crafted beachy Gifts From The Sea available.

Will wrap up continuing to focus on an Attitude of Gratitude …. Some of my readers have been friends since childhood. A number have known me through business as I raised my children. Some have known me since I began my wanderings as a gypsy. Then, there are those of you are reading my writing for the first time here. Whether we have known each other for decades or just recently connected, you all hold an important part in my life and, hence, in my heart. Words cannot express my gratitude for you joining me on this journey and the unique part each and every one of you play. Wishing you much joy, peace and delight as you continue to manifest your own magical journey unfolding before you each and every blessed moment.


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Behind That Mask

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Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…”. Quite profound when you think about it. We are all actors starring in our own play – the story of our lives. You might say we keep changing our masks as we play child, parent, student, teacher, musician, scientist….

Right at this moment, most people wear a mask around others. Who is behind that mask? Is there an abandoned child? A scared victim? A guild-ridden individual? An angry or disappointed person? Is your countenance so placid, a person walking unconsciously by wouldn’t notice the joy you carry within? Perhaps you sport a smile so contagious one would have to struggle not to return it? Whatever appearance we are wearing on the outside, doubtless it conceals numerous layers beneath.

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I’m not suggesting you should wear your heart on your sleeve or let everyone you encounter privy to all the details of your life. There is only one person for whom all those details are important. There is only one person who needs to be aware of what is fully behind that mask. That person is You! The challenge is when you have been wearing a mask so long for others, that you bury your true feelings from yourself – believing the mask is who you are.

Some make a daily practice of weighing in on how you feel. You make choices taking stock of your inner state and needs as well as logic. Congratulations. You are more attuned with what lies within you than most. Generations have been conditioned to follow orders with no regard to how they feel. Many have lived believing everyone else’s needs came before theirs – even if it meant their needs never, or rarely, got met. These situations are so “normal”, they don’t even realize they are wearing a mask. They hardly know who they really are deep inside. Wherever you are on the scale of tuning in or tuning out, perhaps this message will serve as the invitation for you to go deeper. To ask yourself who you are and who you want to be in this life. Set aside some quiet time just for you to contemplate how to BE more authentically YOU. 

In the spirit of our topic, I am offering a pair of Comedy and Tragedy cufflinks for sale. Obviously, they can be used as actual clothing accessories, or creatively in your décor as a reminder to self. Seeing them will bring your consciousness to what you are projecting vs what you are actually feeling. Contact if interested.

I’m ba-a-ack. For a while I was somewhat out of technology range. If you feel you could use a bit of guidance negotiating this interesting new world – this stage on which we currently live, I am available for WellnessPhone Coaching for a limited time. Please read about and contact me to determine if appropriate for you at this time.

Halloween is almost upon us! Frightening how fast that seemed to happen again! Enhance your décor with a scary Coral ghost or perhaps unique spooky shells. Maybe start your holiday shopping at Gifts From The Sea and Other Treasures. We also post lots of pretties on our fb page so check out our pics.

Continuous Appreciation and Blessings to brighten your day.....Namaste ~