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Last Day of 2019 … Snuggled in bed!

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I’m snuggled in bed – Up way too early this morning!

Quiet nudges got me up for coffee, a pen and my journal.

Writing helps keep life real for me.  Jumbled thoughts become clear, and it’s a meditation of sorts, allowing for Spirit/God to come through.

I am letting go – easier said than done!  Truly though, consciously and mindfully, letting go of worry, mostly about my kids.  What Mom doesn’t worry?  What good does it do? (No good, what.so.ever.)  They are big people now, living their own big people lives.  I love them big – they love me big – so much gratitude in that.

Letting go of thinking I am “less than” … Still after all these years.  I know I’m not alone in this.  We women are too amazing to be less than anyone or anything.  (What I’m telling myself – I’m also telling you …)

Be Confident. (My word for 2020)  Own your gifts and talents.  Stand tall.  Be the leader.  Be the Wise Woman.  Be the Example.  Be the Light.  Be Excited!  (Our brains don’t know the difference between fear and excitement – so I’m going to enjoy a lot of excitement in 2020).  Act on Inspiration.  Be Grateful.  Be Vulnerable. (Yes, you are strong enough – I didn’t think I could be … and geepers, I’m sharing my journal with you.)  Surround myself/yourself with creative, smart compassionate people who are smarter than I am/you are.  Be still and listen … It is in the silence  we are in the presence of Sprit/God and we are filled with everything we need for this moment.

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The beautiful meditation beads are from my artist friend, Debby Hess.  These 7 little beads are such a blessing.  The medal says, “I am” … followed with a lava rock bead to apply my favorite essential oil, “Tranquility”, which adds to the experience.  Following the beads … an Angel wing … of course!  What a gift.  If meditation beads resonate with your heart and Spirit, you can explore her delightful website HERE.  We are going to do a Women’s Gathering in February, encouraging in Self Love and Nurturing for our Spiritual Well-Being – let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you more details!

My Encouragement for You is Wisdom from Mel Robbins:

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And so it is!  

Here’s to our last day of 2019.

May the Blessings Be In 2020 … Peace and Love to You and Yours,

Namaste

Debbie

www.debendres.com

Here’s the Thing … Collage Wisdom Insight #1

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I find myself, among a number of friends … experiencing life change nudges.  Intuitively, we know something is coming.  I think it’s Spirit/God’s way of giving us a heads-up.  We sense a ‘Pay Attention‘ tap on the shoulder, bump/thump on the head, or in my case, L-5 putting me in a frozen, ‘now I’ve got your attention’, pose … because I chose not to listen to the quiet whispers, taps and thumps, mostly because of fear.  Fear of changing out a career (Certified Massage Therapist & Energy Worker for 28 years).  Loss of assured income.  Losing relationships.  Being my own boss.  I’m very good at taking care of everything.  Doing it all – whew.

It was interesting, when the pain was manageable, to note it was on my left side – energetically, the feminine side, the receiving side … being vulnerable, asking for help, nurturing me, being soft and gentle.  Quiet reflection, led me to acknowledge, my taking care of everything and doing it all (male energy/right side) was overpowering, leading to my life not being in balance.  My soft, gentle side, needed me to stop doing massage work.  (Deep breath … breathe ….) Now … it was taking time to process this part of my life.  This time of change.  I decided to create a collage to help me approach things that were coming through with meditation and journaling.

I call it Collage Wisdom!

Old ways won’t open new doors.  It’s true.  Life is filled with opportunities.  It’s opening new ways of thinking … yes, new thoughts are necessary! Any age, any decade!  Time to allow dreams to filter in … What if ____ ?? How about ___ ?? It is time to admit: We know stuff. (Thank you, Janice!).  We are a mixed bag of talents.  We are not one dimensional. We are multi-dimensional and that can be what ever we choose it to be.  Yes, fear is involved.  So is bravery.  We become stronger because we are going through the fear and realize how flipping awesome we are.  Believe this with me!  Create a grand door, a cabin door, a gnome door, a magical door, a real-life door …  put your hand on the doorknob, I will too.  Let’s twist it open – ready, set, GO …

Today is a new day.

More to come!

Blessings and Love,

Namaste

Debbie

Is Your Light a Flicker?

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Some days … our energy is only a flicker.  Jumping into the day with enthusiasm and gusto is as easy as climbing Mount Everest.  The thing of it is … you’re here and so is your Light.  Flickering or glowing bright, you and your Divine Light impact so many people.  You are red carpet status to them, just by being you.  Nothing to prove.  Nothing to perfect.

Divine Light is energy and it permeates everything – no matter if it’s a flicker or a glow.  Embrace It.   Embrace You.  Sometimes we aren’t aware of this presence – I call Spirit/God.  Even if we don’t recognize or see this incredible part of our Being, doesn’t mean it’s not there.  There are lots of things in this world we don’t see – but the power of the energy created is undeniable.

You make our world brighter and lighter.

Dance on that red carpet, or simply tap your toes …

I’m grateful for your Light!

Blessings and Love,

Namaste

Debbie

Meet Sofiya & Dochas …

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Spirit Doll – Sofiya

Sofiya is a Croation name – Meaning Wisdom.  She started with a meditation, then a trip to my backyard’s crabapple tree – I wanted something with tiny branches – and then the perfect driftwood for her body – a heart – multi wool colors of purple (Wisdom/Spirit – 7th Chakra), deep blue (Intuition – 6th Chakra) and teal (Speaking Your Truth – 5th Chakra), with gentle curl white wool for her hair, speckles of moss, and amethyst stones embracing the energies of Spirit in meditation, calming, intuition … Here is how she began:

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I needle felted all the wool to make her dress and matching scarf.  And then she began to come together.  Sofiya was very easy and calming to birth.  Gentle.  Strong.  Wise.  Calm.  She’s easy to hold in your hand … you feel her supporting you!  Sweet.

And then there is …

Dochas – Meaning “Hope” – Bringing Faith to the Future.  She has very curly wool for hair, a feather and tiny Lake Superior stone to hold it in place, along with a variety of wool colors needle felted with moss interspersed.  Her heart is a bigger Lake Superior stone and when held, your thumb fits perfectly on her heart.  I gifted Dochas to a wonderful friend who calls in a Circle of Women for meditation and sharing up here in the North Country.  I think the symbolism matches beautifully.  Spirit’s having so much fun with this!  Meet Dochas:

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I’m enjoying sharing their stories with you … And grateful to Spirit and  Mother Nature’s generosity in their creations.

Namaste

Debbie