Super Soul Sunday

This Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2 pm Eastern OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) has a “Super Soul Sunday” that I thought some of you may be interested in, so here are the details.

In a special edition, Oprah Winfrey asks today’s top thinkers, teachers, and spiritual leaders life’s big questions. A regular feature on “Super Soul Sunday,” Oprah’s soul questionnaire poses thought-provoking questions such as, “What is the soul?,” “What is the purpose of human experience?,” and “What is the most difficult decision you’ve had to make to pursue your destiny?” It is a soul-stirring celebration of viewpoints from a remarkable roster of guests, including international speaker and entrepreneur Tony Robbins, bestselling author and activist Janet Mock, Emmy-Award winning writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church Joel Osteen, life coach Iyanla Vanzant, global advocate and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai, and many more.

“Super Soul Sunday” is the three-time Emmy award-winning series that delivers timely, thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today’s world.

To watch the full episode, please visit the following link the morning after the episode airs: http://www.oprah.com/app/super-soul-sunday.html

Here’s a little tease for you…..

Let’s take a moment to reflect on how great Oprah is looking these days.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in original scripted and unscripted programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.

Crystals for Karmic Healing

Ever wonder how I decide what books to review? Get in line because I’ve never figured it out. I can tell you why I chose this latest book though. One, it involves crystals. Love them! Two, it features a forward from Judy Hall. This lady knows crystals and I’m quite the fan. You may remember I reviewed and loved her two books, “Crystals and Sacred Sites” and “The Encyclopedia of Crystals”. I figure if she liked this particular book enough to write a forward, it was worth checking out. And if you love crystals, it is. I’m talking about “Crystals for Karmic Healing: Transform Your Future by Releasing Your Past” by Nicholas Pearson.

Karma can be a difficult concept. Modern American culture views it as “what goes around, comes around”, and that’s not entirely inaccurate. However, it also tends to get viewed as something you get to see. Generally, karma is viewed in the span of lifetimes. Your actions in this lifetime decide how evolved you’ll be in the next. Where you’re at now should be teaching you so you can progress in your next life. Pearson concedes that this interpretation of karma is much easier to grasp if you believe in reincarnation. Yet he writes about karma in a way that you can understand it regardless of personal belief system. He speaks of karma not just on an individual level, but addresses it on a planetary level as well.

Pearson approaches crystals, and their properties, with an eye towards karma. “Crystals for Karmic Healing” details over 30 rocks, minerals, and gemstones to utilize when working with karma. Also, the book is a full color beauty with loads of fantastic photos of the crystals. Ideas abound for what to do with these crystals; such as meditations, crystal grids, creating elixirs, and wearing them.

“Crystals for Karmic Healing” may not be for everyone, but if you love crystals and want a new perspective on possible uses for them, this book is for you.

You can learn more here.

Crystals: Plain & Simple

Anyone that has been reading The Magical Buffet for a while knows that I love me those rocks, minerals, and gemstones. Generally they’re beautiful AND loads of people attribute benefits to having them, whether wearing them, charging water with them, or meditating with them. If I can have something pretty that might help with something, why the heck not I say.

That brings us to the latest book on crystals that I’ve read, “Crystals: Plain & Simple” by Cass and Janie Jackson. Red Wheel Weiser has been releasing a crap ton of books in the “Plain & Simple” series and honestly, I want to read them all! They cover topics as varied as runes, reincarnation, totems, numerology, and just about everything else. And they’re all in this compact paperback format that fits easily into your purse. I can’t be the only one who always has a book in their purse, can I? Enough about that, let’s talk about “Crystals”.

There are two amazing things about this book. One, it’s 135 pages long and doesn’t seem that long at all. Two, authors Cass and Janie Jackson crammed a lot if information in this book. Way more than 135 pages worth of info. They do a wonderful job of covering more bases than I was expecting. They guide you through shopping for crystals, how to clean and care for your crystals, and how to store them. You’ll also learn about prominent crystals from history and folklore. Then you get to the main event which is exploring individual crystals: their characteristics, their uses, and assorted correspondences.

If I have any criticism it’s just one, there are no color images of the crystals. I’m all for learning, but crystals are pretty and I wouldn’t mind some glossy, full color crystal porn in this, and any other book, about crystals. Just sayin’…..

“Crystals: Plain & Simple” says on the cover, “The Only Book You’ll Ever Need”. This book would provide an excellent base to start your journey learning about crystals, but it is a strong enough book that it could be the only one you’ll ever need.

To learn more, visit here.

Pssst……just as an aside, I’m already reading ANOTHER book about crystals. I love them so! Hopefully I’ll have that review for you soonish.

Oh Fudge!

By Mitch Rosenzweig

I laughed out loud, although I really shouldn’t have. She was a cute as a button. Curly blonde hair and petite, maybe 3 years old at the most. She had on the cutest little dress with a Christmas print, white tights, and bright, shiny Mary Jane shoes to complete the perfect picture. Her Dad, at the other end of her hand, was clearly a work-a-day type. Gnarled and whiskered, there were paint spatters flecking his plaid shirt and blue jeans. As they walked into the black Friday store, Dad remarked, “Look at all the people!” And in a cute, tiny voice with a little-kid accent, the delicate princess exclaimed loudly, “No Shit!” My coffee almost exploded all over me as I guffawed. Red-faced and embarrassed the Dad bent close to his daughter and gave her a loving reminder: “Now Chelsea, we don’t say those bad words in public.” I wondered if it was okay in private. With wide eyes she nodded, obviously confused and overwhelmed by the bustle of the store.

In the 70s, George Carlin made famous the seven words you can’t say on TV. But really, if you ask anyone, there are way more than seven that we classify as expletives or bad words. When we are kids, we rejoice in their delicious sounds. From the “doo-doo head” and “poopy” of childhood, to the rude mother-degrading curses of teens, we continue to thrill at the obvious insults. It’s not just an American thing; I have seen comedic dictionaries about how to curse in every language. We classify them as “bad” words. Never to be spoken, especially not in public.

Of course no words are really “bad.” They are just sounds on our tongue or letters on a page. It is in the meaning and context that the moralistic value occurs. We can exclaim about abundant waste in a toilet but we better not tell someone they are full of it. It’s all about the context. I have to re-train my brain after my various military stints, where bad words are sprinkled throughout casual conversations. I once heard a Platoon Sergeant use more than 14 of them in a single sentence. The worst part is that I understood and agreed with what he said-and how he said it. I shook his confused hand in congratulations. Bad, bad, bad.

What I don’t understand is why other, non-curse words aren’t considered bad. They have negative connota­tions in all contexts: such as “hate,” “unemployed,” “addiction,” “kill,” and millions of others that produce a visceral response in any setting. We don’t use them in polite society either. I will avoid further examples but I am sure you can think of your own that are far worse than “doody-head.”

As parents and polite adults, we teach our children and train ourselves to avoid using bad words. Even though the best of us occasionally drop an “f-bomb,” most of us don’t cuss like drunken merchant marines. We realize that as reserved and thoughtful adults there are better ways to express our emotions. Only the vulgar cuss-until you stub your toe in the middle of the night. And then that raw instinct forces us to damn something to the nether regions. I’m not holier-than-thou; I am just as likely to slip one in now and then. Especially the milder ones, like sh*t, damn, and hell. Somehow, “doo-doo happens,” or “oh fudge” just doesn’t cut it in all situations.

I have a proposal. Can we create a list of the seven words that we must say? Wouldn’t it be just as important to teach our children those words? The positive rather than negative? Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a dad stooping to teach his to child to say, “Holy love!”? My list of seven words we must say would be: love, faith, caring, peace, giving, forgiveness, and thanks. I’m willing to bet we have just as many reasons to say them in public. Maybe they are prohibited too, since I rarely hear them.

Today, I am going to offer my seven every chance I get. I will fully express myself and let people know how I truly feel. No holds barred. If I offend, so be it. I don’t need a filter. I will pepper my conversation with them and shock people. Even when I stub my toe, I will offer thanks for having a toe to stub. OK, well, maybe after I cuss and fuss a bit.

Express yourself-it’s healthy. Let it out already, Dagnabit!

About Mitch Rosenzweig:
In this new book “Reaching for Insights: Stories of Love, Faith, and the Kitchen Sink”, veteran clinical psychologist and social worker Mitch Rosenzweig attunes his therapeutic sensibilities to his daily landscape and uncovers life lessons for us all – treasures gained by observing the ordinary from an often amusing, and always positive, perspective. This rich collection of 200 brief essays penned from his personal and professional observations delights us and invites us to grow into better, more compassionate human beings. For more information, visit http://www.reachingforinsights.com/

Start Where You Are

We just got done looking at Goldie Hawn’s “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal” and here I am back, BAM, with “Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration” by Meera Lee Patel. Trust me, these two journals are totally different from one another, so you’re going to want to keep reading.

Patel’s journal comes from a unique, but familiar perspective. How often have you put change on hold because things weren’t where you thought they should be for you to make that change? I’ve done. Patel, the author, has done. Odds are good that you’ve done, or maybe you’re doing it now. “Start Where You Are” encourages you to stop looking, and waiting, for that other day, and to instead start where you are. Her journal asks probing, thought provoking questions to help you find out more about yourself: what you really love, your motivations, how see yourself and how you feel others perceive you, and more. However she does mix it up. Sometimes the journal will just ask a question for you to answer, but other times you’re drawing pictures, or filling in circles or other shapes, or coloring in a drawing.

Along with her journaling exercises, Patel includes inspiring quotes from a variety of sources. Since she’s an accomplished artist, with lines of stationary sold in boutiques, the quotes are presented in colorful, whimsical fonts, suitable for framing (if you’re willing to cut them out of the book).

It can be difficult to think about yourself and your desires, particularly if you think they’re unattainable. Artist and author Meera Lee Patel does her best to make the journey a painless and playful one.

Now guess what? My friends at Perigee have agreed to send one lucky Magical Buffet reader a copy of “Start Where You Are” by Meera Lee Patel! It’s worth owning so you’ll want to get in on this one. This contest is open to folks residing in the United States that are 18 years-old and up. Contest runs 08/10/15 – 08/14/15 midnight eastern. Don’t worry international readers, I’ve got some contests coming up that you’ll be able to enter. So without further ado, may I direct attention to the Rafflecopter contest form below?

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10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal

I’ve always liked Goldie Hawn. When I was younger I watched her on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, “Private Benjamin”, “Protocol” (No, dear, I’m not a chicken; I’m an emu.), “Wildcats”, “Death Becomes Her”, and “First Wives Club”. I like that her and Kurt Russell are still together after all these years. I’m not saying I’m an expert on all things “Goldie”, I’m just saying it came as quite a surprise to find out that she’s kind of a well-known figure in the mindfulness movement.

It turns out that Goldie Hawn is an author! She has written an autobiography, “A Lotus Grows in the Mud”, and “10 Mindful Minutes”. Both books ended up on New York Time’s bestselling author’s list! This was all news to me when I was approached to review “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal”. As you may already have guessed, I never read “10 Mindful Minutes”, so the good news is the journal is effective whether you’ve read the previous book or not. No more talk about the past then, let’s focus on the here and now and “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal”.

Goldie Hawn at a book event.

The Journal is authored by Goldie Hawn with Jennifer Repo. I’m not sure how much of whose voice we’re hearing when reading the entries but there is a welcoming warmth in the tone of the writing. The book isn’t focusing on deep, obscure meditation practices. You’re reminded of the basics: sitting comfortably and focusing on your breath. The chapters are divided into specific areas of reflection, such as Discovering Empathy, Transforming Anger, and Cultivating Optimism. In the sections you’ll find meditation exercises, and most important to the book, space to journal your reflections after you finish them.

“10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal” works at guiding readers towards a daily reflective meditation practice so that after all the pages are filled, hopefully the practice still remains.

The Seen and Unseen Dimensions of Time

By Carisia H. Switala, MTS

I assume most people are aware of the recent “Voice of an Angel” story reported on the news about an 18-month old girl who was found alive in an overturned car 14 hours after it crashed in a Utah river. The four police officers who rescued the little girl said they heard a woman’s voice calling out for help. However, the girl’s mother died in the crash and there were no other people in the car. The officers really believe something otherworldly took place. Perhaps this story is a good example of the temporal and eternal dimensions of time merging together allowing the mother to call for help from the unseen dimension.

After years of research, I came to the realization that time is an elusive concept. Most individuals believe that looking at their watch and hurrying to get to work on time is the extent to which this concept is relevant. However, in my opinion, time is so much more than a measurement of sequential events. For many years, philosophers and scientists have been trying to explain time. The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believed that time is the measurement of change. Whereas Sir Isaac Newton, an influential seventeenth century English physicist and natural philosopher, believed that space was a static container and time was an absolute flow. Newton hypothesized that absolute time exists independently of any observer and moves forward at a steady pace throughout the universe. He also thought that humans perceive ordinary time as a measurement of objects in motion like the sun.

Saint Augustine, an early Christian theologian and philosopher, believed that time was only in the mind and a human invention that cannot be applied to the universe or to God. Augustine’s view was that God existed in a timeless void. However, as the human mind evolved into a thinking machine that applies science to philosophical questions, the idea of relativity introduced the opinion that time is a physical dimension governed by physical laws. This opened up a more expansive view of the world and the universe.

I believe that the ancient idea of eternity, endless time, is a very profound and complex aspect of the subject. What seems like the passage of time in a changing world is but an illusion in a three-dimensional space.

It is difficult for humans to visualize space. The standard human experience of space can be described in terms of three dimensions: width, depth, and height. Once the fourth dimension of time is added to the equation, parallel dimensions and universes become a clearer possibility in a space-time continuum. This advancement in thought and knowledge reveals the endless nature of time and the continuation of life, defusing the idea of a timeless void. It is a perspective that views eternity as endless time, not the absence of time as Saint Augustine suggested.

We measure the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, and years, but this doesn’t mean that time flows at a constant rate. Just as the water in a river rushes or slows depending on the size of the channel, time flows at different rates in different places. Einstein believed that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. In other words, time is relative. So relativity makes it possible, with the proper technology, such as a very fast spaceship, for one person to experience several days while another person simultaneously experiences only a few hours or minutes.

After I delved into scientific theory, I discovered that the idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics suggests that all possible quantum events can occur in mutually exclusive histories. These alternate, or parallel, histories would form a branching tree, symbolizing all possible outcomes of any interaction. If all possibilities exist, any paradoxes could be explained by having the paradoxical events happening in different universes. This concept leads to the conclusion that time travel is possible, and a time traveler should certainly end up in a different history than the one he or she started from. Hence, relativity and ancient notions of time variation and parallel universes are very similar.

My research into philosophy, theology and science inspired me to merge scientific and religious views about time into one reality of infinite time. The Bible contains many time-centered passages and reveals eternity to humanity. Science is also on the verge of discovering the possibility of opening up the fourth dimension of time in order to make breakthroughs in time travel. When these two disciplines work together, who knows what incredible insights into the seen and unseen dimensions of the universe will be revealed. The result will most likely be humanity’s inspiration to attain absolute knowledge of the mysteries of eternity.

The new paradigm of time I discerned is endless time. It encompasses the eternal dimension of the universe that allows for infinite life. This dimension contains the unending transformations of nonstop creation. And life doesn’t have to start in the temporal world in order to be infinite because life is eternal and therefore has no starting point. The illusions of the third dimension emanate from a static view of space and time where objects exist and events take place in a linear sequence. Perhaps one day the next brilliant scientist will be able to mathematically prove the existence of eternity.

About Carisia Switala, MTS:
The idea for Carisia Switala’s book “Eternity’s Secret: What the Bible & Science Have to Say About Time” was conceived of several years ago while she was a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School (of which she is holds a Master’s of Theological Studies from). After a strange experience following her mother’s passing-away, Switala finally reached a point where she decided to write a book focusing on the insights and knowledge she had acquired from her scholarly pursuits. She lives with her husband, Lekan Obadeyi, near Washington, D.C. To learn more visit: http://www.carisiaswitala.com/

The Enlightened Woman’s Guide to Modern Love Myths

By Your 21st Century Relationship Psychic Angela Kaufman

Once upon a time, women were told that successful relationships were a matter of showing up, shutting up, and well you can guess the third criteria. Women were content to remain behind the scenes running the show and getting none of the credit (think Edith Bunker).

Things have changed-thankfully, and along the journey to empowerment, women have received mixed signals that keep the journey to relationship bliss feeling like a twisting turning maze-from-Hell.

Our cultural mythology is so steeped in distorted messages about relationships it is no wonder women are confused. In the process of researching prominent mythical heroines portrayed as empowered and successfully partnered I was alarmed to realize that no previous cultural archetype seems to exist. Artemis, the huntress and early animal rights activist, falls in love, only to be tricked into slaying her lover (take away, too much power can kill your love life). Isis, archetypal mother Goddess of ancient Egypt also falls in love with Osiris, a match made in Heaven it would seem. Unfortunately, her lover is slain by jealous Set, their brother. After his body is destroyed, Isis roams the Earth re-assembling his remains (take away, even if you do find happiness with your equal, beware the jealous haters … you will just end up cleaning up everyone else’s mess anyway).

As we enter a new millennium, will we now shift our perception of empowered women and partnerships to allow for the experience of relationships without self or other sacrifice? If this is the direction we collectively desire to go, there are a few modern myths that need to be put to rest.

The “All You Need to Do is Love Yourself” Myth

Can we give this one a break already? Of course, if you don’t love yourself your relationships will be a wreck, we got it. This message came across loud and clear around the time we realized that smoking causes cancer, real butter is bad for you and littering is bad.

In most cases, modern, enlightened women DO love themselves, but still get stuck in relationship ruts and attraction catastrophes. Loving yourself is great, but that is not all it takes to land a great relationship.
Simply put, you are only 1/3 of the relationship. The other 3rd is your partner, the other 3rd is the Spirit bond that brings and holds you together, the relationship energy. So love yourself, please, but don’t neglect the other 2/3 of your relationships!

The Soul Mate Martyrdom Myth

I believe in Soul Mates. I don’t believe Soul Mates are an excuse to remain in unhealthy relationships because the attraction is so powerful. If you are committing to a supremely destructive relationship because you feel the person is your Soul Mate it is time to re-evaluate what you believe a Soul Mate is. A Soul Mate does not have to be the person you are with for life. You may have a Soul Mate that is part of a platonic relationship. Your Soul Mate, or you, may be married to another person and that is fine. Soul Mates are not the epitome of every Valentine’s Day card come to life. Your Soul Mate brings powerful Karmic lessons, and some of them may not be pleasant. However you do not have to sacrifice yourself on the pyre of “Soul Mate-dom”. Your Soul Mate may be the person you divorce, the mentor, the boss, your child, or it may be the person who comes into your life as a catalyst, not as a lover.

The It’s All About Me Myth

Equally destructive as the martyrdom-for-the-sake-of-my-Soul-Mate myth is the It’s All About Me Myth. Unfortunately this myth has gained ground recently. We are taught that if a relationship becomes challenging, to simply give it up. If someone is holding you back, cut them out of your life. Partnership becoming inconvenient and messy? It’s all about you, so hit the road! Just as the Soul Mate Martyrdom represents one unhealthy extreme, the It’s All About Me Myth represents the other. There are appropriate times, and reasons to end or change relationships but many modern women believe that compromise of any kind is akin to the self-sacrifice pit we just finally managed to claw ourselves out of.

We need middle ground for any relationship to be successful. Don’t sacrifice your dreams, career and personality for a partner….but remember if you are really partners you do have to “join forces”. Don’t martyr yourself for a life of craziness because someone may be your Soul Mate….but don’t wield the ax too quickly when things become challenging either.

As an Intuitive Relationship Coach I help women who are successful at life but struggling in relationships, largely due to the beliefs in these and other pervasive relationship myths. I help women identify factors that disrupt and sabotage attraction and relationships, and by re-writing the love script, women are liberated to experience new and more enduring relationships. We are culturally developing a new understanding of partnership and relationships. If you have any doubt, check out our modern fairy tales from stories like “Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” (Gregory Maguire, HarperCollins Publishing 1995) or the more recent “Maleficent” (Disney, 2014). Such modern explorations of female power archetypes suggest a shifting in attitudes toward concepts like love, good, evil, commitment, partnership and power. This is a reflection of changing cultural values, but caught in the midst of this transition, many women aren’t sure which rules to follow. The old paradigm emphasizing sacrifice and obligation, or the new, emphasizing self-determinism and independence. Somewhere in between the extremes, we are creating a new relationship landscape, and it will take time and conscious awareness to fully come to understand what love and partnership is about in the 21st century.

For more information visit moonlighttarotllc.com. To receive your free series of recorded content to help you improve relationships today based on the archetypes of astrology, sign up for my free guide Astrology Guide to Love and Relationships. Discover the 12 ways to convey love, heal heartbreak and more! Visit http://moonlighttarotllc.com/loveguide/ today to sign up and receive the series.

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About Angela Kaufman:
Angela Kaufman believes that all women can find lasting loving relationships without sacrificing their dreams. She combines intuitive Psychic Readings with her background and training as a Clinical Social Worker to empower women in cultivating more satisfying and intuitive relationships. Her unique coaching program was recently featured on Tune In To Wellness Today with LisaMarie Tersigni. Angela enjoys empowering women and spreading awareness of intuitive living through workshops and events in the Capital District of NY. She is also an artist and co-author of several books on Wiccan Spirituality, along with Patricia Gardner and Dayna Winters (Wicca What’s the Real Deal? Schiffer 2011; Sacred Objects, Sacred Space, Schiffer 2012; The Esoteric Dream Book Schiffer 2013). For more information or to schedule a reading or learn more about Intuitive Relationship Coaching, visit Moonlighttarotllc.com.

Glamourscopes

While it’s still the start of 2015 I’m happy to share something neat that came through my inbox. It turns out that Glamour magazine has teamed up with Susan Miller, the founder of the Astrology Zone website, to bring us Glamourscopes!

Glamourscopes is where you can find year-long outlooks for each astrological sign in fun video formats.

For example, I’m a Gemini. Here’s what Ms. Miller has for me.

Obviously I’m happily married so none of that, getting’ yo’ self a man stuff interests me. However, will this be the year that my health issues take a turn for the better? That will be a thing to watch.

Not lucky enough to be a Gemini? You can watch your year-long out look here.

Create a Vibration of Prosperity in the New Year!

By Shaman Isabella Stoloff

As the year 2014 comes to an end, and you reflect on this past year, what will you think of? Most of us will dwell on the mistakes or problems we had, or are still having. Very few will look over the past year and say, “Good job my friend”. Instead of beating yourself up over things you cannot change, take a moment and see all the accomplishments you have made, no matter how small. Pat yourself on the back then say, “Well done”! This is the first step in shifting your vibration to become more prosperous.

As a Shaman I teach people to take their power back by focusing their attention on releasing negative self-talk, and falling more in love with themselves. If you want to create more prosperity, then it is important to become more loving with yourself. Create a vibe around you that will increase your magnetism. You know the type of person you enjoy being around right? Someone uplifting and happy, someone who is so secure you can’t help but want to be near them. In the year 2015 you can become that person by listening to your inner guidance.

Most of us are so in our heads it’s hard to get out. We find ourselves in an unstoppable cycle of repetitive patterns. Mentally we go over the same problem trying to find a better solution. Does doing this really help? I feel this is actually what keeps us from finding inner peace. Make a promise to yourself that in the year 2015 you will commit to living in present time consciousness. Let go of the worry, and try something new. Trust that everything will work itself out as long as you stay positive and keep a high vibration. Do this for 30 days and see what happens.

One way I have been able to shift is to listen to my thoughts, and observe how they make me feel. How you feel has a great deal to do with how your life is showing up. When one creates a vibration of love, and safety around them, automatically things begin to get better.

Many times I had to fake it till I made it, but it worked! Each time I shifted my consciousness and vibration around an issue the issue dissolved, and things worked out. Now that’s not to say it was always in my favor, its just that the way I felt about the situation and my perceptions shifted, so I was happier.

It can just be a subtle shift, a little reminder that your thoughts are going in the wrong direction. Then you gently bring your awareness into your body and breathe. Release all that no longer serves you. Find all the things you are grateful for, smile for no reason, sit quietly and find joy in the silence. I know these seem like simple tools for success but they work. Once you can get a handle on your thoughts you will notice your body more, and your intuition will heighten. The importance of having a heightened intuition is learning to trust your inner guidance. As a society we have given our power away for so long that we have begun to not trust ourselves. We need to trust our inner knowing so we can experience happier, prosperous lives.

Everyone is searching for an answer. All of us want the key to success. My feeling is true success comes from deep within. It comes from a place of falling so in love with ourselves that we believe in who we are as individuals, trust our decisions, and know that we deserve the best that life has to offer.

In 2015 learn how to shift the energetics of a situation by shifting your perceptions, and watch your whole life change!

About Shaman Isabella Stoloff:
Shaman Isabella Stoloff is a dynamic leader. She founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009 and since that time has committed herself to leaving the world a better place. Isabella has been called the Golden Condor and World Ambassador. She has traveled to connect people to their inner wisdom and provide ceremonies for the land. She has a full time practice, writes articles, a YouTube channel, and does guest spots to carry the message of enlightenment. Isabella is a mother and grandmother and understands what is needed today to raise a conscious family. Shaman Isabella feels honored to be on the planet during this time of great awakening. She feels once you empower yourself through positive thought and action you will feel connected and centered. Isabella’s message is to awaken to the light that you are, so you can become the Shaman in your own life. For more info on Shaman Isabella visit www.ochealingcenter.com