I started reading "The Artists Way" approximately a month ago, and I have been writing every day. I may not get all three pages down at one sitting, but I continue to write ithroughout the day. One thing I've noticed is that every thought comes from a place within me that is far, far, FAR away from the ego. The Higher Self is taking over and she is VERY powerful. This way of life is more appealing to me than continuously getting wrapped up and emotionally drained over situations I cannot, and do not want to, control.
The Artists Way has shown me a new way of living. I have always been a writer and have had fun writing as a past-time, yet I did not take is seriously until recently. Have you ever said something and then said, "where did that come from?" Well, that has been happenening to me a lot. I am focused on the current moment and learning from each and every interaction I have with others. The beauty of this is that I slowly, yet, methodically, focus on what I am hearing, as well as the intent behind words that the messenger is sharing with me. I do not have an emotional reaction to it; I simply observe.
Some of us are taught to react, react, react....usually with the least desirable outcome. Today, I encourage you to sit back, and simply observe what is going on around you. Release any need to have an emotional attachment to it. Simply observe and stay in your peace. If you feel the need to write down your thoughts, do it! Writing opens us up to a realm of understanding and wisdom we may not be able to attain by just simply thinking on the message. Writing is a puzzle in itself; you learn how to connect the dots between the seen and the unseen, and a great message will be revealed to you. The message is for YOU because it comes FROM you and no one can tell you if it is "right" or wrong" Writing increases your ability to trust and honor what your Higher Self is telling you and willingly become a student of your own personal truth.
Take time to write and explore life in a way that you may never have known before. Blessings, Tamara ;)
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I have always loved foaming products. Foaming face washes, foaming shower gels, foaming bath bombs, foaming soap detergent...you name it. I was BEYOND ecstatic when I came across this recipe for a foaming cleanser, located on The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies website
. It includes all natural ingredients that are delicate to the skin, while providing you with some powerful aromatherapy healing.
Here some background info on the ingredients:
- Castile soap - deep cleanser
- German chamomile hydrosol - relalxing and soothing to the skin
- Organic Glycerin - a natural humectant that retains moisture in the skin
- Aloe vera gel - moisturizing and soothing
- Palmarosa essential oil: smells similar to a combination of citrus and rose; healing, soothing
- Lemon essential oil: clarifying, cleansing, mood-lifter, purifier
All of these ingredients make for a powerful final product that open the senses and attune you with the energetic vibrations of love, high spirits and clarity. To see step-by-step directions on how to make this cleanser, please visit the website linked above and have fun.
Happy spirits, joy and blessings to you.
Blessings, Tamara :)
Blessings, Eternal Love and Eternal Peace to You,
A couple of days ago, I saw a butterfly walking towards the side door of my home. I had been reading in my kitchen when something told me to go to the door. I looked through the glass pane and saw a beautiful greenish-blue butterfly walking as if he were about to knock on my door. I know it may sound funny, and it feels odd even as I type it, but the butterfly had a message for me…
I quickly grabbed my camera, ran out the front door, and slowly walked around to the side of the house. I slowly approached the butterfly because I did not want to scare him away. I took a few pictures really fast but the lighting was not good. The butterfly must have known his because he flew to an open area, in the direct path of the sunlight. I walked as briskly as I could to catch up with him. As he flew, I noticed he flew in an amazing dance with the wind in conjunction with the gentle breeze and landed on the ground with grace and ease. Lesson number one: you will always land on your feet with grace and ease! I started taking pictures as quickly as I could. It seemed as if he were posing for the camera. He opened and closed his wings, and turned in a 360-degree so I could get pictures of him at all angels. Then, he flew off. His mission was complete.
At that point, I said to myself, "what message did he have for me?" I really should have asked him while he was there, but I was so excited to get some close-up pictures.
Later that day, I did some research and here is what I came up with:
Butterflies are most commonly known for showing up when you are going through a major transformation in your life. I asked myself, "what major transformation is taking place in my life?" have been focused on many goals and are seeing some of them manifest one at a time. I know I am on the cusp of a major breakthrough and I know this breakthrough is something I have been praying on for a long time. Lesson number 2: never give up! No matter what obstacles may come your way, your job is to stay focused because, when you least expect it, the miracle you have been working towards will transform before your very eyes!
I also learned butterflies remind us to enjoy life without becoming oversensitive or too serious about experiences that we go through. In Ted Andrews book, "Animal Totem," he writes, "butterflies appear to dance as they light upon flowers and such. They remind us not to take things quite so seriously within our lives." Ask yourself, "am I taking life too seriously? Am I stressed over situations I have no control over? Am I so focused on the bad that I have lost sight of the good?" When asking myself these questions, I answered a resounding "YES" to all three of these questions. Lesson number 3: don't take life so seriously! When we take life too seriously, we lose passion for life, and that is the last thing we ever want to do. We are here to grow and learn; even through bad experiences. If we focus on the bad, we spend every day becoming saturated with lower energy vibrations that drains us, angers us, stress us out, depresses us and shuts us off from the good that is around us. I've heard the saying, "don't take life so seriously; you won't come out of it alive." This is true. What is the use of taking every experience so seriously that you lose out on the beauty and purpose of life?
The colors of the butterfly represent joy; they bring joy with them wherever they are because they cannot separate themselves from their external appearance. This point really hit home for me because of what has been going on in the media lately. The media has promoted separation of people based on their skin color, and if we are not careful, we may believe everything they say. I remember going to a butterfly exhibit, surrounded by hundreds of butterflies dancing and flowing in unison with one another. They flew and danced with such precision, and they did not crash into each other; they remained in perfect rhythm with one another. Words cannot express how vibrant their colors blended with each other to the point of where it reminded me of a vibrating rainbow. What if they decided to not like each other because they are different colors? How could they fulfill their life's purpose of bringing us beauty and reminding us of the brilliance of Mother Nature if they were busy arguing over whose color pattern was better than the other's? It sounds immature, and it really is. This led me to say to myself, "am I judgmental of others because of their outer appearance? Am I missing out on growing closer to my Higher Self because I have separated myself from someone because of the way he or she look?" For these questions, I answered "no," BUT the media is working hard to separate Beings from one another, and I could very well run into someone who believes stereotypes and may want to inflict or apply their beliefs on me. This question reminded me to stay on guard and protect my thoughts with high vibrational words and feelings of love and peace for others, which leads me to lesson number 4: don't take anything personal! Again, the change in consciousness is bringing out a lot of dark feelings that some people have been holding on to for many years, and, if we are not careful, we can fall into the trap of lower energy drama. It's not worth it!
And on that note, let's bring this message to a close. I would like you to start paying attention to animals that make frequent appearances in your life. Are they trying to tell you something? Are they trying to bring something to your attention? Do they want you to realize how special and perfect you are, in case you have forgotten? If you do some research on the animal, I guarantee you will learn something new about yourself that will bring you much clarity on your life's purpose and provide you with the next step in the ladder to your personal ascension. Namaste, Goddess Tamara :)
Welcome to my Home. Here, you will find a plethora of manifested energy that I composed in order to help you adjust comfortably and peacefully to the ascension. There are a lot of things going on in the world today, and my words and products are intended to help you find peace and comfort in every moment of your life. This is an environment that is open to all religions, races, and cultures. At one time, these labels served to separate us from each other; now, these differences can be used to bring us together under one umbrella, in Mother God's Love. The Divine Feminine is sending many messages to us, and I have promised to do my part in spreading the message of love, compassion, peace and happiness in any way I can.
So now, let's get started. Welcome to my Humble Abode. I invite you to get in a comfortable positions, take off your shoes, relax and prepare to be inspired by the soothing words of the Mother Divine. Namaste, Goddess Tamara
We are ONE. As much as you may hate to believe it, we are all a part of the greater whole. External physical appearances may lead us to believe that we are all different, separate and individual, and that our choices do not effect one another. As you study energy, how it works, how it creates, how it maneuvers, and how it vibrates, then you will see that every person is a manifestation of the ONE, and that we have the power to create the World in an amazing and dynamic body of Paradise.
We vibrate on differing levels because of individual choices. We all have the ability to choose and live our lives as we want. Each decision we make is based on past thought reinforcements that dictate our ability to decipher what is “right” or what is “wrong.” We can also chose based on life’s experiences that either hurt us or made us feel good. Everyone’s life experience is different, so everyone will choose differently. Individual choice has the power to separate us or bring us together.
If you are noticing an awakening shift in your life, start paying attention to your thoughts and the choices you make based on your thoughts. You may notice a pattern that does not help you grow, and, then, you have the choice to change it or not. Blessings, Goddess Tamara