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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Beauty of Tears








One of the most beautiful things that exists in the world is the exquisite design of our bodies: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional.  

Though we often turn to medications to help us through illnesses it is a fact that our bodies are the ultimate pharmacy and have the capacity to restore vibrant health to us…giving us exactly what we need whenever we pay attention and ask to access this treasure.
  

Another one of our most powerful abilities is the capacity to release toxins from our body and an especially awesome way to do this is to experiencethe beauty of tea
rs.
  

When we cry we connect with the emotions we are experiencing and allow them to BE. There is no other way for emotions than to BE but we make gargantuan attempts to force them to BE underground by pretending that we don’t have the emotions or, at least, not allowing them to be physically manifested. The reason for this is that we often equate tears with weakness and we seek to avoid weakness at all costs.
  

The truth is that tears are STRENGTH…the body allowing emotions (the stuff of which life is made) to move through us and find expression.


And when we express the emotion, we find relief. The body is cleansing itself. It is honoring the feelings…celebrating them.


When the blocked energy of unshed tears builds up over time we are putting a very difficult burden on the body…to carry inside all of that unexpressed emotion. 

Tears have a unique chemical composition which changes depending on the reason we are crying.
Tears of anger are different from tears of sadness or tears of joy. Tears can help us work through heartbreak by moving us through the process of healing and removing the toxins from our physical selves. But we have to allow them…and honor and bless them.
 

If you have difficulty letting your tears flow, let them come forward into your eyes…don’t block them. Welcome them and ask that your emotions be released.  


Spirit will find the way to make this happen. And, if it is not through the flowing of your tears...your asking alone will probably create another kind of miracle.


                                    Marie Helena 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In honor of those who have lost a loved one 

to Covid...💗💗💗


Arrivo! The Moment of Joy!


I’ve been watching and waiting at the stage door for what feels like forever. And you have been my companion there.


We’ve heard the muted strains of the most beautiful violins dancing and weaving their magic…thecalming, soothing saxophones lending a peaceful embrace…the majestic drums building over and over to the climax of each moment.  



Through it all…through the waiting and the work…the challenging, bone wearying work... through the lightness and the joy…you have been at my side.


But now... you have managed to slip through the boundary separating us from the glorious music.


You have arrived
and are sitting center stage, front row...
in the presence of..
.
THE SYMPHONY.



I watch with joy as you take in this magnificent giftyour soul has longed for.

How breathtakingly beautiful!


                              Marie Helena

The RETURN

In honor of those who have lost a loved one 

to Covid...💜














Making it through earth school requires holding two distinct perspectives about life.

One is the human adventure. 


This experience is filled with excitement and discovery but also includes difficult moments of frustration as we try to make sense of our placement here on earth and the way the world operates.

It is filled with emotion of every kind...joy, delight, anxiety, fear...and, ultimately, the supreme sadness of loss of those close to us whom we have come to know and love


From this perspective we can easily feel bereft and alone.


The second and more important perspective is the adventure of our Spirit...and this one is very different.  Clarity about this changes EVERYTHING!


Quantum physics now recognizes that everything we see and touch that feels so real to us is pure energy in manifestation.  

This is also true of our bodies.

There is an etheric energy field that exists around our bodies and it can be seen by the human eye with practice and clear intention.

It extends approximately an inch or two beyond the body and is clear in color. When we view this etheric field it is impossible to fail to grasp that we are made up of pure energy.

Walking around viewing people in this light is like starring in your own Star Trek episode. It feels surreal. But it IS our life.



Scientists tell us that energy cannot be destroyed. It can only be transformed.

Ergo...since we are an energy field, WE cannot be destroyed by death. Our outer wrappings (earth clothes) can and do change. They self-destruct when we no longer need them.

We move to a different, more glorious vibration because when we undertook our earthly experiment we were already perfect (that is why we bravely accepted the challenge of moving to a lower density).

And that is why what we call "the ending" is really THE RETURN to our beautiful, already perfect selves...but now we are armed with the knowledge and experience we have so bravely gathered on earth.



We truly are SPIRITUAL WARRIORS on a mission of supreme importance. We are here to experience the darkness and the light. We are here to make choices and feel their consequences. We are here to learn lessons and, when we do, that learning is telepathically communicated to the world.  We become teachers to each other.

How very courageous we are to accept (and design) our earth assignment and when we do make the vibrational shift back we will undoubtedly be overjoyed to return to the perfection of our Spirit Self.


LOVE is the unifying principle of the Divine Universe. It is Love that has prompted us to accept our earth challenge and it is Love that has inspired us to learn lessons for one another. And it is ultimately Love we will truly feel in all of its greatness and full glory when we finally return to our original vibration!


                                Marie Helena

Monday, February 22, 2021

In honor of those who have lost a loved one to Covid...💗💗💗

The Other Side of the Veil

It has often been suggested that when we leave our earth life we have access to “The Other Side of the Veil” where we are able to know our Spirit Selves in their full glory.

In this picture life on earth feels concrete and real, replete with strong sensory experiences and intense energies.

The other side of the veil seems a hazy vision.

But what if we have it BACKWARDS?

If our authentic and essential essence is in our SPIRITUAL PRESENCE,

what if WE...living our earth journeys...are what is on the other side of the veil?

What if WE are the hazy vision being observed by our SPIRIT SELVES?

Our sojourn here is just one small part of our story, one small part of who we are...actually just a Moment in Time...a moment that is being viewed by our SPIRIT SELVES with caring, love and compassion.

Because of the nature of duality and the difficult challenges of earth life this moment feels so very real that it is difficult to fathom its place in the sweeping, pandemic, NEVER ending story of our true existence.

Our time here on earth may be the dusky, hazy dream we have envisioned for ourselves so that we can experience and learn life’s true lessons on what is really the other side of the veil. 


                                           Marie Helena


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Birth of an Addiction







Addiction is an attempt to relive the past.

               Ken Porter


Some of the moments we experience in our lives are breathless in their reach.
  They satisfy a core longingmask a painful pictureor fill a pressing need and they can be intoxicating to the soul.  Often we see them as a pinnacle...an epic event in our lives and we refuse to emotionally separate ourselves from them.  We become attached to the feelings we have experienced and, because of that attachment, we consign ourselves to their remembrance. And our emotional memory of the event becomes a default during times of stress...and, eventually, births an addiction.


But it is impossible...and unwise...to continue to  try to re-experience events exactly as they occurred because we are NOT the same individuals who experienced those original moments.  We are constantly reinventing ourselves, reacting and responding to new stimuli, developing new perceptions and insights...and, hopefully, growing stronger and wiser.  We are encountering opportunity after opportunity...blocks building one upon the other…all available to us for our consideration.


If we persist in our attachment to past moments and become addicted to reliving their significance, we pass by magnificent opportunities appearing in our lives, offering us new adventures and experiences designed to help us grow even more.


What could becthe source of this addictive behavior?  What is it that might prevent us from experiencing each moment in our lives as an original scenario...one in which we are focused, alert, centered, willing and eager to address each new issue or question with clarity and compassion for ourselves and others? 


The ability to effectively deal with what is presenting itself to us in this moment depends upon whether we have steadily and consistently aspired to become the next, grandest version ofourselves and have matured through our encounters, eventually remembering the nature of Who We Truly Are.  Once we have reached that remembrance, we naturally move toward expressing our loving response within every circumstance we encounter.


This is a worthy and amazing challenge...to respond originally and authentically and lovingly to every "invitation" that crosses our path.  The spiritual growth we achieve would be amazing and exponential, contributing not only to our evolution but to the evolution of all earth dwellers for everything that we do adds to the collective unconscious and becomes accessible to all.


Are you in?  Are you content to constantly replay your back story, reliving that moment of comfort or contentment...or ARE YOU READY for the starring role you have been given to be a creator and light the way for others with your original thought, tenacious exploration and curious and loving heart?


                                                          Marie Helena


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Courage of the Lion







There are so many lessons we can learn from watching the beautiful creatures of the earth. They operate purely from instinct and are not hampered by judgment or conditioning.  They only do what feels natural to them.
 
And herein lies one of their most beautiful gifts to us.

When faced with a threat they contract and protect themselves; afterwards, they expand and return to their native physical expression and presence.


Our problem may be that we also contract when we perceive a threat but then choose to STAY IN CONTRACTION...never allowing the healing of 
expansion to occur because we refuse to fully experience our feelings.
 

Raphael Cushnir 
has written extensively on this critical subject.  A few days ago I finished reading his book, The One Thing Holding You Back.

I found it mesmerizing...powerful.   

It was easy to understand what he was saying and to see the steps he outlined for mastering the full expression of our feelings.  

Simple...but very, very challenging...because our lives are full of obstacles to this free, full expression of feelings (possibly because it is one of the greatest barriers we face in earth school).

And the price tag for staying contracted (in fear, judgment, anger, anxiety, resentment, etc.) is a deterioration of our health and well-being.
 

Like all of God's creatures we are exquisitely designed to experience...and that means experience fully...bravely and boldly.   Cushnir instructs us:  "You don't just feel the moment but lean into it, let it ROAR right through you, and meet it with equal intensity."

Truly not for the faint of heart.  But the cost of shutting down...of staying in contraction,  Cushnir says, is becoming  "unavailable to love".
 

And so I pose this question to you:


If you wish to live your life filled with love, can you open yourself courageously to a FULL EXPRESSION OF YOUR FEELINGS...accepting and embracing them without judgment...thereby inviting the inevitable and highly treasured EXPANSION that leads to LOVE?

                                                                                  

                                                                                                              Marie Helena





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Friday, February 12, 2021

Remembrance: Why We Should Forgive Ourselves




FORGIVE YOURSELF. 
The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the 
 wounds you've created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.   
      When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows,
 

     Don Miguel Ruiz



As we write the story of our life, our learning occurs in a myriad of ways.  Sometimes the path is straight and clear.  We take action that feels instinctively right...it works beautifully...we benefit and all is well.


Sometimes our learning takes a different path.
Sometimes we are influenced by unhealed pain, hurt, unmet needs, etc. and we choose a path that is not in our best interest.  But, at that time, the choice we made felt like the only way we could go.
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And so we went there.  And it was not what we expected.
All was not well.  And we ultimately JUDGEDourselves for the choice and stayed mired in sadness and regret.


Writing the story of our life is not usually a black and white endeavor.  Sometimes we are drawn to what SEEMS like a solution but ultimately does not deliver on that (false) promise. 
 

However, our learning can occur quite brilliantly
when we can view our actions with some objectivity...
perhaps uncover what has moved us in that direction...
love ourselves through the pain of self-confrontation,,,
and emerge with a stronger, braver view of what we want to do with our lives.

Judging ourselves (or anyone or anything) is not productive. 
It delays our process of learning.
What is needed is an open, accepting heart that understands we were trying to navigate some difficulty...a heart which knows that LOVE is always expressing itself the best way it knows how.


What we did is what we knew.  When we know better, we do better.

  
And, as we reflect on our choices and their consequences, we begin to know better and we do better.  We pass by judgment, embracing instead our humanity and moving forward with new wisdom and insight.
 

Perhaps the forgiveness which Don Miguel Ruiz is talking about can really be called the simple act of KNOWING that we are on a journey with some distracting side paths which ultimately can lead us to our true destination...a REMEMBERING of the glorious perfection of  Who We Truly Are and an acceptance of how learning can occur in a dualistic world.


                                                                                         Marie Helena



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Friday, February 5, 2021

The Stage of Our Soul's Making









My sister remarked to me the other day that I was so fortunate in having GUIDANCE...from the Divine Universe.  And she meant...to help me get through the moments in life which feel so difficult and heavy.   Like when you're wearing  the lead apron you get when you're having an X-Ray at the dentist's office, only this one is full-body and there are three or four of them stacked up on you.  I'm sure you know what I mean...the times when you feel blindsided and without the resources to "get up offa that thing" as James Brown sings it.

 

My sister and l talk about this Guidance a lot and we both KNOW that EVERYONE has it from all kinds of sources, BUT many are not aware it is there moving through our thoughts and inspirations and circulating all around us, offering loving support, grace and direction.  This seems to be a well-kept secret and it shouldn't be for it is the BEST NEWS out there.  

 

All it takes is having the INTENTION to receive and opening your heart channel which will alert you when these beautiful messages are coming in.  And they come in from the strangest places...an email message, a random comment, the lyrics of a song, a new thought that seems to spring from nowhere, a horn honking outside exactly when you are contemplating taking action.  It's a glorious, on going celebration of the Ultimate Help Desk...your Divine CONNECTION to the Love that rocks the Universe.


This morning I got one of these wonderful messages and it has showed up before for me as a soft whisper but today it is drum-rolling itself so I won't miss it.  And here it is:

When life feels H E A V Y and it seems so difficult to get through it, make the simple switch from Living the "HEAVY" to Watching Yourself do the "DANCE".  In this moment, consciously be Who You Truly Are...and that is your Soul.  Ranjna Sharma, coach, trainer and Soul Guide from Delhi, India, says "It is not the Soul that is Living in the Body... it is the Body that is living in the Soul."  It is your SOUL who is the executive spiritual administrator of the show you are living. 

 

Can you see the drama of your life through the Soul's Vision?  Can you see that YOU are playing the scene your soul has written?  This life which seems SO vibrant, SO real and, sometimes, SO very difficult is the product of your soul's intention to experience, grow and learn.  So while you live the "play" your soul has created, do not fail to appreciate your skill and art and complete immersion in the "production" for the YOU of today is a GLORIOUS present expression of your soul's longing to "DANCE" in the Universe.  

 

It's a magnificent expansion, a blossoming of Life itself.

 

THAT is what all of this heaviness is about...the opportunity to step up and step into our soul script and bring in our exquisite creativity to choose how it all plays out,

 

We are not alone on this Stage of Our Soul's Making.  We have the Guidance ofLove in its many forms and the joy (and appreciation) of  Observing Ourselves  address the many adventures of life in this dimension.


                                                             Marie Helena


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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Groundhog Day Revisited







You are here to learn from experience and create yourself over and over again.

Paradigm Shift


In the movie Groundhog Day Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is assigned to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole.  He finds himself enfolded in a blizzard that he didn't see coming and relives the same day over and over, experimenting with his actions and reactions each day, eventually evolving into a Higher version of himself.


On a primal level,  this is the story of every man's assignment in earth school.  We run into "blizzards" we didn't see coming and eventually learn to surrender to what IS happening...or not.  The choice is ours.  We can flow with the energy or push against it with resistance.  Our work is to choose a reaction or response to each blizzard and see if we like how it feels to us.  If we don't like the feeling we get from our choice of action or reaction, we can choose to do something different and see how that feels.



Like Bill Murray in the movie, we have unlimited opportunities.  And it is very interesting to note that after some experimenting and experiencing of the consequences, Murray ultimately decides to become a Higher version of himself.  Given the opportunity to respond in any direction, he chooses the path of generosity and caring.  This choice brings him delight, leading me to conclude in this analogy that we are happiest when we follow the impulses of the heart.



Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2nd, but we live our "Groundhog Day" on a daily basis and that is a good thing for we get endless opportunities to become the next, grandest version of ourselves.



How best to evolve and find peace and serenity?  That is a question we all live with. It is my belief that we ARE MADE from love, that we in our essence ARE love and that when we ACT FROM love, we sense and enjoy our true nature.



Dennis Waitley, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant, has a beautiful prescription for this question.  Waitley says:


Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. 



Regardless of how entangled we get in our own snowstorms and blizzards, how lost we might feel during moments of fear or distress… the simple formula of love, grace and gratitude feels like the way of Providence bringing us home to ourselves.



                                                          
Marie Helena


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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Pillow of Love



 
Imagine the feeling when your head first touches your pillow and you sink into that beautiful serenity, calmness and ease. At that moment, when you allow yourself to embrace the support and blessing of this gift all seems right with the world.

Besides the joy of relaxing our bodies and our minds, this pillow also holds the promise of even more sustenance. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make all of our decisions and choices from that beautiful place of peace!

Instead of feeling the stresses of the day, the unfinished business we are carrying with us, the bone tiredness from perhaps pushing our bodies beyond the boundaries of balance…we would feel AT EASE.

And when we are at ease we are much more connected to our heart center and can act from that intuition. We can observe the world around us and ourselves with loving, compassionate eyes. We can enjoy the sprinkling of moonbeams that falls gently on every moment, helping us to see with our soul eyes what is really happening. 


The moonbeams are ALWAYS there… if we only choose to access them.
And the reality is that ourpillow waits patiently for us. It may be manifesting as a gorgeous down filled object waiting with anticipation for us to access its pleasures, but the pillow is really LOVE.  

 
 And, if during our day, we made all of our choices as if our heads were resting on that pillow, that place of welcome and peace, what would our decisions look like?

Would we be able to see the bigger picture? The pain behind someone’s angry words? The choices we clearly have in front of us that would nurture our bodies and souls and also the choices which would distract us from that loving path? Would we view ourselves and others with caring and compassion? And act on that compassion with our words and actions?

Seems like it would be so much easier to choose a higher path when we feel rested and comfortable and at peace.

This pillow feels like a priceless gift to us...and we already have the opportunity to access it every moment of the day.

We CAN recognize that LOVE is our pillowand let its wisdom and discernment soften our hearts and ease our souls in this life journey we have so ambitiously embarked upon.
                               
           

                          Marie Helena                                                                               
                                                                                                 
  


 
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Releasing Pain



















When I truly understand 

And accept 

That I am ATTRACTING

That which irritates 

And annoys me, 

I look to MYSELF 

As the SOURCE 

And I undertake RECONCILIATION  

Of this unhealed pain.




Mystic Marks:  Bookmarks for the Soul



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The Healthy Way to Forgive Yourself

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Friday, January 22, 2021

The Writing Team of our "Glee"

Several years ago the highly acclaimed TV musical series Glee proved so popular that it  generated a series spin-off called The Glee Project.  


On this show young performers who were talented singers, dancers and actors competed for the honor of being a guest star on several episodes of Glee. 


The talent and skill levels of the competitors were naturally of paramount importance but so was the question of whether or not Glee's writers felt inspired to write a story for the character that a performer represents.


The question which was asked each week by the writing team was:  Can we write for this character? 

 

Fortunately, in the STAGE of our lives, we do not have to be concerned about whether our writing team can write for us.  


The Divine Universe is ALWAYS ready to write....to gift us with impulses, ideas, opportunities and experiences that help us manifest what it is that we DREAM about. 


And when we dream (hold a conscious intention) and then release the dream to the Universe, we only need to be alert and watchful for the most amazing and beautiful impulses and opportunities to arise which move us with grace and ease toward the fulfillment of our dreams. 


The  clues and synchronicities which appear may be subtle but if we harbor the curiosity and tenacity of the detective we WILL find them. and the more we experience them, the better we get at detecting their presence.


For example, I have received some beautiful encouragement for my desire to experience my life with simplicity and ease.  A lovely example of this occurred one very special evening as I attended a wedding on a beautiful cliff overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. 


As a special gift to the guests the bride and groom had gathered small, flat stones from the shore and written a different inspirational word on each stone.


Every guest was invited to select a stone and take it home after the reception.  The stones were arranged as adornments on many different tables, nestled among beds of green leaves. 


The very first stone I picked up had this word written on it:  "easily".  


I knew the synchronicity of the appearance of this word was an offer of inspiration from the Divine Universe to encourage me in my intention.


I get these kinds of messages of encouragement daily...from something I read on the Internet, from a song I hear playing, from an offhand comment made by someone close to me or even a stranger.


And the more I relax and trust in this wonderfully Divine arrangement and don't attempt to "fix" things myself...the more I choose to float on the river of life, accepting its flow whatever that may be,  the easier and faster they manifest.  And lately they have been manifesting almost immediately.  The process is so easy, it is astounding...and so very joyful.


And, in response to this amazing grace, I say, "Thank you and I'll have more!"


THIS is what we are designed to do on our earth journey.  


We are designed to hold conscious intentions, release them to the Divine Universe with no attachment regarding the journey by which they may arrive...and then stay alert for the surprises to come.  And, when they do, receive them with a full and grateful heart and follow the direction in which they lead us.


We are truly Co-Creators with the Divine Universe and this glorious experience is meant to be joyous and full of delight.  The writers of our "GLEE" await our focused and conscious dreaming.  Are you ready?

                                       Marie Helena