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Seeing the TREES while ENDURING the FOREST

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Seeing the TREES while Enduring the FOREST…spirit tree collage pic

Oh my goodness! Not again! Really? You find yourself going in circles, fighting for and over the same things. Everyone is talking but no one is truly hearing what is being said. You can’t seem to get ahead without feeling as if you are being knocked 10 steps backwards with each small inch forward. You have a knowing of what you came to this life to do or maybe you don’t but either way you cannot see the light as to how in the world you are going to achieve or discover your purpose from all the trees in your path. AH HA!!

The trees are the answer. The trees that you see as a distraction are significantly meant to instead be your saving grace along the way. You want to cut them down and plow through the trees, destroying the forest along the way when really you should be embracing them, using them for grounding strength and eternal enlightenment while you trudge through the forest that is your life.  IF we could pause for just a moment in the midst of chaos and recognize the trees around us, finding beauty in them regardless of how you feel in the present, then maybe just maybe we could see what the trees are trying to teach us. The bigger picture is the forest. The trees are your lessons. The forest represents your life, destiny and purpose depicted by combinations of densely, overshadowing branches and roots interrupting what you feel should be a smooth walk through the forest. This is what leaves you asking why? The “why” should matter and would explain a lot to you about both the trees and forest, but in the end the “how” is the only thing that will prevent you from tripping on the roots and being slapped around by the branches. The “how” will give you the wisdom to make it in the forest when your strength is gone so to keep pushing on.

What trees are in front of you currently? Will you stop and learn from them or just continue to try chopping them down, brushing them to the side as mere annoyances instead of honoring them as important landmarks and lessons along the journey?

Paige

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Book Release – Sale begins today

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***Sale Event for my book***

“My Spiritual Journal of Guided Meditations” by Paige

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Sale now – shipping Labor Day weekend!

About Book:
The source of our power is within us. As we take time to daily commune with Spirit, disconnect from negative energy forces and ground ourselves in Mother Earth we gain access to the Divine. Meditation is just one source we can use to tap into this amazing life force that has the ability to transform and recreate the lives we were meant to lead.

“My Spiritual Journal of Guided Meditations” can open the door for you to release, endure and embrace all that you are meant to learn along your journey in this life. The meditations will enlighten you and give you courage to face and conquer situations that often leave us discouraged. You will meet Spirit Guides, connect with the other side and gain a clearer understanding of energy and how it affects us on a much deeper level than we are aware. You will be led to let go of past life restraints and negative energy cords that leave our soul cloudy and blocked from the Divine. By the completion of this book you will embody a lighter soul with a clearer understanding of your purpose in life.

Not only will you be guided through the meditations with the audio that is included but you will have the opportunity after each meditation to answer questions and create your own artistic piece of work. This will help you to remember every detail of the experience for later reflection. When you are finished, you will have created YOUR own spiritual journal to cherish and gain insight from for years to come. This book will become sacred to you for accessing spiritual knowledge you personally discovered throughout the completion of each meditation.

As you open the pages of this book you will feel the Divine influence of its creation. From beginning to end, this book consists of 13 channeled meditations directly shown to the author in dreams or visions. Not only will the descriptive writing attract you but the custom audio included has an energy that will pull you into and guide you through the meditations with ease whether you are beginning or seasoned in the practice of meditation.

Full selling Price: $26.00 BUT if purchased before August 15th, receive over 27% off!

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Sale Price: $26.00

Books will be shipped out the first week of September 2015 for all presale orders.

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My Heart is Heavy for Charleston

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FB_IMG_1425069374581My heart is heavy for my home state of SC. When will we be able to see the results of all the efforts of change most of our generation is trying to instill in the future generations to accept differences no matter the sex, race or religion of someone? I’m so incredibly grateful to be raised by a mother who never saw color and in-laws who overcame discrimination to raise a beautiful family of bi-racial children. But it saddens me that the minority breeding of hate can still overshadow all the wonderful good change the majority has created. In a time of such loss from the terrible tragedy in Charleston, SC it is important for us to remember to stay focused on the goal of loving one another, remain peaceful and let events such as this become lessons to further our growth.

********Justice will be given and freedom of hate will overwhelm the hearts of those who stay true to themselves and continue to fight the real battle which is against ignorance not skin color.********

 

 

#Sins that go against our skin become blessings.
#The biggest weapon is to stay peaceful. Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany. Now we right the wrongs in history
#No one can win the war individually. It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy.

Lyrics from song “Glory” by John Legend and Common. From the movie “Selma”love and acceptance

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Tolerating, Accepting, Adapting OH MY…

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Tolerating, Accepting, Adapting OH MY…
I was recently inspired to write on the topic of the above terms and what I felt the differences were by a dear friend and very special lady in my life. While pondering the idea of these words I realized how little I have thought about the differences, yet daily deal with them in all areas of my life. When coming in contact with people whether at work or other social interactions and especially in our personal lives, we always face situations that require decisions to be made around tolerating, accepting and/or adapting. I became enlightened while writing this on how very little I tolerate, accept or adapt to others at times but at home how often the opposite effect is in play. I find it much easier to tolerate, accept and adapt to the ones I love most but at what cost? Yet it’s hard to always embrace these concepts with outsiders however I struggle when the same is shown to me or less grace is given in return. While really contemplating the differences in the terms and through observing the encounters with clients and their personal str

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uggles I think we all could benefit from a little defining and shifting of how we interact with them in our lives in order to really gain access to what we need for personal evolvement and peace.
To tolerate is to allow something to continue even if you are not completely ok with it. Tolerating usually has an expiration date and takes a mound of patience. When tolerating something or someone you are unlikely to speak your truth or demand changes. Therefore when coming from a place of toleration you nor the parties involved are likely to evolve because the lessons needing to be learned cannot take place except from a place of honesty and change. Toleration often leads to unhappiness with all involved and can trap us in a place of stagnation.
To accept means you are agreeing to the terms of the situation or individual involved with the acknowledgement that it is what it is. It’s very hard to require change after acceptance because of the responsibility of having known what it was you were accepting to begin with. Therefore when deciding to accept something we must be very aware of the conditions we are willing to accept. We can either accept it as is or realize we cannot change the situation or person and decide to accept our differences to stay or move on. With acceptance there is still potential for personal evolvement from lessons revolving around the situation but it may come at a price and does require decision making in order for happiness to flourish. One cannot be stagnate in a place of acceptance unless 100% satisfaction is occurring or you may find yourself feeling stuck and in need of soul direction.
Adapt…AHHH… the place where fulfillment resides. Because we cannot predict the actions of others or ourselves for that matter, adaptation is mandatory for survival in our soul journey called life. We can only tolerate so much before something usually has to change and we can accept only to the degree in which we are still maintaining our happiness because although we may accept something as it first is often in life things are not as they appear. Since we cannot control everything and everyone involved in life around us then embracing the ability to adapt is the absolute in uncertainty. To adapt means you acknowledge you may not be able to tolerate the situation or person and therefore you know you will not come to a place of acceptance and so you must adapt to terms that you are ok with. Only through adaptation of yourself and your environment may you mold a life that helps you achieve the wonderfulness of your designed soul path.
We must accept our differences, only tolerate what we cannot change and adapt our lives to the things that most serve our highest good. These are the only actions we can perform to coexist in harmony.

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To Each His OWN…LOVE

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To Each His OWN..LOVE

To each his own is a nice concept but can we really be that disconnected in life to believe that decisions we make will not affect others? I believe EVERY decision we make affects someone or something. Everything is likely to have a cause and effect. Therefore how can we be considered such solitude individuals related to the idea TO EACH HIS OWN? I am constantly amazed at how many people lack acknowledgement of their decisions causing a ripple effect to not only their lives but to the lives and beings around them. If there is one universal goal in mind for me personally leaving the world a little better before I move on, it would be teaching awareness of this to everyone but especially our little humans. If we can start with the younger generations then maybe there is hope one day to see more of the universe enlightened on thinking of others and considering all effects from decisions they make. With small changes now in awareness, maybe the children we are co-creating will have a chance to live in a more kind, considerate world where others are not inclined to live only by the concept of “HIS OWN” being all that matters. I support uniqueness and individuality. I agree we need less judgment and more love and acceptance in the world, I would just prefer to see it occur with simultaneous awareness of others as well. Lacking the love of self and love from others is what often causes one embrace TO EACH HIS OWN. Through honoring the idea of every decision we make affecting others the love and acceptance I believe would come much easier and we could in the end achieve what it is we are actually as one searching for…LOVE.Reiki Healer

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Faith needs Patience in the Face of Uncertainty

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Faith needs Patience in the Face of Uncertainty
It is so easy to tell others to have faith in unknown circumstances. People label the worst case scenarios of needing faith as using blind faith in the times of highest distress. Blind faith, regular faith, whatever you want to label it, faith has no standing without patience. Faith is believing in that which you cannot see or understand or even fathom a favorable outcome from. Faith is easy when not a lot is at stake but it is in times of greatest turmoil with no end in sight that you need the most patience in order to gather the strength you need to gain faith or hold onto it.

Symbolism of this to me can be described by the following:FB_IMG_1423347446708

I picture myself in life much like I am standing waist deep in the ocean. I chose to walk into the ocean (life) and no matter what happens I am going to consciously choose to let it lead me on the journey I am intended to complete. In life I can feel energy all around me, like waves of the ocean rolling in and out. I know the ocean will not always be calm. I rest in the peacefulness of the moments of calm and try to ground myself in times when it is not. I can take what beats against me for a while no matter how strong or high the waves become. I can have faith as I stand there that my legs will support me despite my feet feeling unsteady at times from the strain of the waves crashing against me. Determination to not be defeated can lift me up out of the water when the waves pull me under but what truly allows me to continue to stand in the ocean and not walk away to shore is patience. Without patience and the belief that I have a reason/purpose in standing amidst the crashing waves, I would easily retreat to a safer place (shore or the past) and not push through the experience in order to gain insight and growth.

The times I have been most upset with humanity is when I have been squawked at to “just have faith.” To me it often came as a copout to taking the time to actually examine my situation and want to get give love led advice. I am a person of faith. I believe in it and live a life that more often than not forces me to have faith to function. But I never have been able to wrap my head around the ideals of faith. I mean how long do you have faith in a situation before aborting it and seeking a different outcome? How many times when faced with uncertainty where faith seemed to have failed, do you stop to examine your role in the situation for causing a difference in the results you aimed for? Once I began to face my internal battle with faith surrounding questions much like above I recognized for me that it all led back to patience or the lack of in my case. Anyone can have faith for a little while but what happens when a situation you are putting tremendous faith into seems to be at a halt? YOU PRACTICE PATIENCE! Or try to start learning it at least. 🙂

You see, I believe patience gives you the endurance to stand in your faith which in turn allows you more clarity and connection to your intuition for seeing obstacles and outcomes. Faith alone can be lonely in the midst of waves crashing against you and dragging you under time and time again. But faith coming from a place of extreme patience allows you to keep striving, pushing on, believing and getting back up instead of doubting if your faith is misplaced.

Faith is cultivated through trials…Patience must be practiced in order to obtain…One without the other their potential is VOID… -Paige Land

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I AM…

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 I AMSpa still-life.

I am that which I am…

What if we viewed ourselves, our lives and others from a place such as this??

I am, speaks to the nature of someone that cannot be described in words. The pure existence of who we are.

I am that which I am…. (Insert here)

Imagine what could happen if we stopped letting situations, past regrets and present relationships define us. Imagine the strength we could possess if we saw ourselves in this God energy of simply being the nature that resides inside our existence and living our life from that place of peace. Maybe then we would spend more time nurturing that magnificent energy into what it is we truly want to be remembered by. Acceptance of this knowledge would free us and allow us to shape our existence instead of letting outside forces determine results that constantly cause us to question ourselves and our purpose.

What are you? I am which I am… (Insert here)

 

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Gratitude

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-We are grateful for the good but resist the bad. Resistance of the bad prohibits moving forward into the good, thus creating a cycle of ungratefulness in life. -Paige

Life is much like a wave. Energy that brings about change and growth in our journey is persistent yet shifts consistently. Much like the energy it takes to build a wave we sense the excitement and can find gratitude in the appearing presence of good in life. From the crest of the wave we can see far and wide. We often feel untouchable and/or successful.  The top of the wave is fun to ride and easy to appreciate but the downward slope before the next wave builds is where we can gain the most insight and need to exhibit the most gratitude.

The lull in energy before each wave is necessary for regeneration of its potential to be far more powerful than the previous one.  Gratitude in the lull allows you to acknowledge its purpose and endure the ride for a greater good. Without the lull there would be no new wave. The energy must fulfill its purpose, rest and rebuild for creation of the next wave. So it is the same in our lives.Vintage postcard with avenue and rainbow

Gratitude allows us to be more open to the blessings of the universe. From a place of gratitude we can more easily accept the highs and lows in life by recognizing both have a purpose. Instead of riding the wave we often resist it which creates an illusion of never moving forward. Resistance prohibits us from learning while in the lull, much less finding gratitude and can cause the lull to seem much longer than needed. Without being able to move forward into the good “the crest of wave” where we find gratitude easy, we instead fall into a constant cycle of ungratefulness in life. Let’s learn to find gratitude in both crests and lulls so that the waves are most productive, powerful and fun to ride!!!!

Are there situations/lulls you can now look back on and feel more gratitude for?

-Paige

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Tribute to Papa/now one of my strongest Spirit Guides

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In honor of my strongest spirit guides/protectors/guardians from the other side, I am posting a copy of a poem my grandparents loved. My grandpa would have been granted another birthday today, April 14th but despite being able to physically celebrate, I am so blessed to be able to feel his presence and communication daily. It is because of his passing that I was able to recognize my abilities, that my gifts became alive and that I can say with certainty there is life for our soul after death. Our loved ones are always our biggest fans, urging us to push through our soul journey and encouraging us to achieve the evolvement we wanted in this life even after they cross over. My grandpa is one of the fiercest examples of this thus far in my life.

The farm excerpt below describes the place I grew up. The support and spiritual awareness I gained from the earth of this place will never be lost and to this day allows me to gain access to connect with my grandpa/grandparents simply through memories of this sacred land. In reading the writing below, you will notice that apparently they felt the same way.

 

My Farm

My farm to me is not just land, where bare unpainted building stand. To me my farm is nothing less than all created loveliness

My farm is not where I must soil, my hands in endless dreary toil, but where through seed and swelling pod I’ve learned to walk and talk with God.

My farm to me is not a place outmoded by a modern race. I like to think I just see less of evil, greed and selfishness.

My farm’s not lonely for all day I hear my children shout and play and here when age comes free from fears, I’ll live again long joyous years

My farm’s a heaven here dwells rest, security and happiness

Whatever befalls the world outside, here faith and love and hope abide

And so my farm is not just land where bare unpainted buildings stand. To me my farm is nothing less than all God’s hoarded loveliness

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Mindfulness vs Meditation

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Mindfulness vs Meditation

How do we stay centered and grounded as busy mommies?

So you first wake up to the sound of animals yelping for food or alarm clocks ringing. You drag yourself out of bed only to be met by kids exiting their rooms as if they were lying in wait to pounce on you. Before you can get upstairs to make breakfast you are met with questions like, why is the color blue not called purple or comments such as because you made me eat my green beans last night I had a dream that an elephant sat on me. Explain this to me mommy, please, please, please….Meanwhile in the middle of trying to make breakfast the baby starts crying because the older siblings of course thought she had slept for too long and your toddler is taking off her diaper, proceeding to potty in the floor, while your 6 yr. old is simultaneously doing jumping jacks on the couch and throwing airplanes at his sisters head. But wait it’s not over yet, its only 7:30 am and you still have to get them off to school, find time to shower (yeah right, lol) all while your phone is dinging with text messages and reminders of all the wonderfulness of life you must achieve today. Whether staying at home with screaming babies or off to work to face demands of a boss who has no idea the mountains you defeated prior to clocking in at 8:30am, we all face some version of this day. It’s either cleaning or quotas that haunt us and let’s not forget bedtime drama that always lies ahead at the end of each day.   Ahhhhh…. Sound familiar?

This is just a brief summary of what I think most of us experience daily as mommies and women as a whole. Somehow at the end of each day we may have achieved something for ourselves, a quiet second, quick meal or for the real prize winners a condensed workout. Regardless, most likely it was still all done under distress. This is just what we do as mommies whether single or married. The demands are the same although support systems may be different. Recognition is seldom given and yet we still pick up the pieces and start over again each day. We may feel successful for surviving it but as women, mommies, partners and any other title we hold, we weren’t meant to just survive. WE are meant to thrive, especially in achieving what we came to this life for. Our titles are just a small part of the soul contract we signed up for. Titles and lessons learned from them develop you but should not envelop all of who you are. This my friends is when we must recognize that the strength to push through comes from a higher source and that source must be fed. So how exactly do we achieve that needed connectedness?

So you have no time for yourself already and now the idea of connecting to Spirit seems like just another task on your to do list. This is where mindfulness over meditation comes to life. Our greatest connection to the life source/Spirit is through communion and communication. Acknowledgment and gratitude on a daily basis will create habits of connectedness with Spirit that will outlast any other relationship or support system and develop a connection that saves your life in distressed moments, sometimes literally!

So what is mindfulness? When you hear meditation that’s easy. You may think of yoga or traditional images of meditation. There are millions of options for creating your own meditation space or experiencing guided meditations.  There are multiple opinions of how one should meditate. But what happens when you can’t find the time to try any of these options? You either continually push the idea aside thus never connecting to Spirit and having your life source drained daily or…… You learn MINDFULNESS.

 

Mindfulness is simple. It is about finding moments in the chaos to recognize Spirit. It is about clearing your mind, even for a moment on a daily basis to connect to Spirit. It about recognizing activities you do already where you can take time to acknowledge Spirit and show gratitude for what is around you. Mindfulness can help create an awareness of what you are blessed with and desire/drive to learn more about where you are going or who you were created to be.  Through mindfulness you will be more equipped to manifest what you desire and get the results you want for your life. Because mindfulness can be achieved through multitasking it may not be for all of us. Some of us may require the traditional, quiet, solitude of meditation. That is great! Find what works for you but more importantly what you can stick with and accomplish results in doing. For now I’m talking to those who are busy like me, often overwhelmed with daily tasks like me and need something to use as a connection tool that fits into chaos lest it not get done at all.

Through trial and error I have found some great examples of mindful moments that worked for me. Most mindfulness, I find, is achieved during daily tasks you already do consistently. Examples that work great for me are vacuuming, doing dishes or laundry and cleaning. All of these tasks prior to incorporating mindfulness were very hard for me to enjoy. I would delay everything until I absolutely had no choice but to jump on the task. I found the tasks even more overwhelming and time consuming the longer I waited and this created a vicious cycle of dread. Very soon after leaving my job and deciding to stay at home I became acutely aware of how little time I had. At least during a work day I could look forward to my lunch break to connect and meditate if only for a few minutes. At home I realized there really are no breaks much less guaranteed lunch some days. LOL!!! To motivate myself for doing unenjoyable tasks I decided to use those times for mindfulness. While kids were restrained I would go about cleaning, laundry, etc. and while doing the tasks I would allow my mind to drift off until all that seemed to be working was my hands. In that state I wasn’t stressing about all the other things to do, I was just in the moment watching myself do the chore but found that often I felt more like I was outside my body being fed wonderful energy or insight from Spirit while just letting my body keep moving. This not only allowed the time involved with the chore to fly by but began to transform my home into a more organized, welcoming environment. Over time I also noticed it became habit to drift to the happy place of mindfulness the more consistently I incorporated it into my tasks. I have gained some of my best insight, psychic messages and divinely channeled writings from doing mindfulness in this manner.

Another great example that worked for me was using mindfulness while laying with the kids for nap or bedtime. The idea of letting my kids go to bed on their own and cry it out was tempting at the end of long days but I found it much more rewarding to all in taking a few minutes to lie down with them. I found my presence alone often helped coach them to sleep peacefully while also granting me time to pause in my day as well.  Not only did it help us incorporate bedtime/naptime rituals and scheduling into our lives, but it gave me time to really reconnect in love with my babies after a day of sometimes constant correction and discipline. When laying with them in the midst of silence I found it much easier to pray and connect with Spirit. I use this time now to commune with Spirit by acknowledging all that I’m grateful for, manifesting needs/wants, asking questions or praying for what I seek guidance on or anything else that requires me to actually be present, not drifting like with the other examples I shared. This is just another form of mindfulness that if done even once a day will transform your life and connect you to Spirit.

 

My list could go on and on. For example when I do find time to exercise I choose activities that serve my mindfulness desires best. For me hiking or being in nature period is very grounding and another form of mindfulness. For years I have also embraced martial arts such as Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai. Anytime I am able as a mom of 3 to enjoy these activities, I immediately am able to go the happy place of mindfulness connection.

My examples are just that, examples that worked for me, not the only ways of connecting. I hope they give you ideas to spark your mindful journey but either way I am sure you will find even better choices that work for you. No matter what you choose, just do something!! Start today with a little step and each day build on that until it becomes part of you and subconsciously is fulfilled regardless of how your day goes.

Mindfulness will transform you, release you from negativity and develop a soulful awareness that no one can taint or take from you. The effort to achieve it is on you but the rewards that are showered upon you afterwards can be for all to enjoy. Your family will see the change in you. Relationships will grow healthier. Mindsets will be shift forever and you will find yourself living a more fulfilled existence.

Remember, daily connection is good for our soul and mandatory for evolvement. Spirit will seek you out to help you achieve your goals because the world needs you just as much as your family and daily relationships. However, I have found it much less daunting to seek Spirit out first before they come for me because who knows what energy they are bringing to light the fire under your backside. LOL!!!!

 

Seljalandsfoss, waterfall in Iceland, sunset and sunstar

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