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Living, Faith, Hope and Action. 

Living, Faith, Hope and Action. 

Having “faith” (a firm belief in something that has no proof) can be scary, especially in times of change. Over the past months many people are experiencing shifts in their personal lives and the landscape of their future.  Faith can break our fear and propel us forward to KNOW that the outcome will be positive and for the greatest good.
Have we lost hope in the country and each other over the past year of political upheaval? We need to remember we are still spiritual beings full of compassion, curiosity and joy.  We have the ability to solve problems and open hearts by letting go of our egos and choosing Love. Action is needed more now than ever to help heal and create a peaceful world. Action creates change and every small action can create a big change.  Challenging times can be our greatest teacher. As the compassionate leader The Dalai Lama said: “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”

Here are a few ways to take action to help create a world of hope, faith and love.
1. Smile
2. Pay for someones coffee or tea
3. Buy or make cut-out hearts and randomly hand them to strangers
4. Show people love is possible and all around us
5. Volunteer for a cause you believe in
6. Reach out to someone in need
7. Let go of fighting words – hold onto peaceful progress
8. Assert your beliefs in humanity
9. Write letter of encouragement and challenge politicians and world leaders to adopt kindness and compassion
10. Lead by example
11. Be a carrier of joy

Love Never Dies- Heaven Signs.

Love never dies and we never die.  Remember you are an energy being before you are a human being.  We start as spirit and we end as spirit.  The realm of spirit is miraculous and magical! I am honored to speak to this world and bring messages forward.  If you doubt that love cannot transcend space and time read these 3 mini stories of Love from the other side.

Giggles from Heaven: The loss of a child is one of the deepest losses a person can endure.  I cannot image the pain.  What I can tell you is that love never dies. I once had a lady come in and after her meditation I started singing this song, ” Five little monkeys jumping on the bed one fell off and bumped his head” the lady started to cry and when I said your young daughter is here she smiled not just with her face but with her soul.  That was the song she sang to her every night before bed.  The love that touched her that day brought light and peace to her heart.

The Red Rose. The loss of a spouse is one of the most difficult things in life. I had a women who had lost her husband come to see me. I was told from spirit before she came that her husband had passed on and they were married for over 5o years. I wrote down all these things and then he said “red rose”. I drew a picture of a red rose, when I opened the door and a woman was standing there with her daughter holding a red rose.  That very day was the woman’s wedding anniversary and her husband had always bought her one red rose.  The daughter had brought it as comfort and her father knew she would bring it.  That was divine love and signs that love never dies

Animals Speak. Pets are pets no matter how strange others may see them.  I often do phone sessions and when I hear a persons voice I see images and hear information. I usually like to ease into the session but sometimes the information is like a lightening bolt.  This gentleman had never had a session and was very skeptical.  All I could see was an alligator.  My mind wanted to fight the image but it would not release it so I said “your alligator is here”.  He laughed and I thought, oh no I’m totally off, but I kept speaking.  I said “Alex the alligator loves you” and then he started to cry “I loved him I had him for over 15 years, he was my best friend.”  The love from Alex reached his soul and he felt peace.

Are you paying attention?  Do you listen to love from your heart, the hearts of others and the other side?  Pay attention to numbers, patterns and animal totems.  Love never dies and neither do we.

Drop into your wisdom of eternity.

With deep love,

Melissa

SIP In Heaven….

Do you know that you can touch heaven just here in this moment? Close your eyes, breathe in the magnificence that you are.  Sipping the air, the  same air that was breathed by Jesus, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and all angels among us on this planet. When will you decide to sip in heaven? Do it now!  Sitting in a seated pose with eyes closed, place your hands on your lap with your palms facing up, breathe in your own divinity, your rhythms and your light.

Isn’t it time that you claimed your souls divinity? Go sit under a tree  or walk barefoot on the grass near a lake or the ocean.  Watch a hummingbird sip nectar out of a flower. Walk your dog and feel the synergy between the two of you.  it’s the opening of your heart that will change the world. It’s not about who’s better than who, it’s about do you value your soul essence.

I didn’t always value my soul essence I was seeking and looking trying to be someone else I was getting caught up in drama, tragedies and addictive patterns. Can you relate to any of this? If so, stop!  The time is now to claim your own soul, listen to your rhythms let go of those people that no longer serve you.

For me yoga is my soul place, when I hit the mat I go to another dimension, I feel the rhythm of the poses the ancient chants and Sanskrit mantra’s. There I am One and then I walk that peace with my feet off the mat and into the world.

5 tips to step in heaven.

1. See and feel yourself as a spiritual being first

2. Look at everyone you meet is a mirror reflection of what you’re creating with your mind thoughts and feelings

3. Be conscious of your breathing and try doing the sipping breath.  Pretend there is a straw from your lips into the air, breathe in the air where ever you are at least 10 to 20 sips per hour and see if you start to understand that you are being of light.

4. Spend time in nature. Walk in a park, watch a bird, pick a flower touch the grass with your hands, be barefoot on the seashore watch a frog, dip your toes into the ocean lake or stream.

5. Let go of clock watching.  Drop into the moment and see every moment as an opportunity to be better than the last moment, deeper than the last moment, as you drive, walk and go about your world drink in the colors with your eyes, listen to your surroundings with your ears and thank the earth with gratitude with each step you take.

These are powerful ways for you to step in heaven and once you do my hope is that you’ll never be the same. I invite you now to come into your own oneness.

Rise Within..Be A WE

Rise Within..Be a WE 

It’s time NOW more than ever to Rise Within and Join the Movement of the WE! Let’s release the old mentality of ME and Ego thinking.  The EARTH is speaking and showing us more than ever that all lives matter, all people matter.  WE ARE ONE.  WE – You and Me and Him and Her all connected create the collective. YOU have the power to choose will you be a ME or a WE. I’m assuming if you are getting this newsletter you are a WE – so thank you !  I know, I know -Its not always easy being a WE. Are you a WE?  Ways to know you are a WE:

-Play
-Meditate
-Stay grounded and focused on inner development
-BE the light that you ARE..Shine your WEness
-Yawn- Its contagious  -Yawning helps release stress and old energy
-Smile -Its contagious
-Eat local foods and brighter colors (more veggies..less heavy food)
-Do Yoga

RISE WITHIN..  Tips to keep and Grow you WE:

Our energies help shift weather, politics, policies, financials, health care etc.. Its a big concept to grasp but when you SEE it and FEEL it for You -its understandable that this affects the WE.

-Live in your heart
-Think before you speak
-Commit random acts of kindness
-Feel deeply
– Connected to nature
-Care about the greater good
–  Express empathy

Attend workshops that help you release Ego or Fear and call in Love  and Collaboration. Check out my upcoming classes on Yoga Nidra and Luminous 8 … WE Are Growing !!! Xo

With WE Blessings and Love, Melissa

Unwrap Your Heart

If you know me you know that I love to speak from my heart. I’ve always felt that your deepest voice comes from your heart space but it’s not always easy to access that space. The holiday season is an opportunity for you to unwrap your heart. A time for you to truly let go of control, stop holding back emotions, and to let yourself really live in the moment. My hope for you this holiday season is that you take the opportunity to let go of anything that you are holding onto, known or unknown.

Great suggestion you say but how can I do that? It really is that simple, it’s all about stopping. Let go of electronics for 12 to 24 hours and just be be with yourself, be with your family, walk in nature, read a book, sit and look out the window, allow your body, mind and spirit to replenish itself.

It is a beautiful time of the year to do this, not just because it’s the holidays but we have a very huge opportunity this week with the Solstice and the celebrations in December. Open up with the new energy of the solstice. Solstice means “when the sun stands still” it is a reset of our universe and it can be a reset of yourself.

My gift to you is this meditation on unlocking the walls of your heart. I invite you to unwrap your heart and live with vibrant luminous light!  Enjoy this 10 minute heart opening https://1drv.ms/u/s!AivbIufUF3wtg3rr8Br71_EmhGGA

My Father’s Dying Wish

My father died in early 2017. As the holiday season draws near I felt compelled to share this story.  I KNOW the sadness that can fill your heart with the loss of a loved one.  I can promise you that death is not the end and we do live on. Grief is important to feel to help us heal. The following is taken mainly from the eulogy I wrote for my Dad.  He lived a simple life my dad. He never owned an iPhone, had an email address or even had a credit card. Wherever he went out in nature it was to the lake, he would sit and stare at the water, puffing on his cigarette. It was as if he was hopeful he would find some answers and it was indeed one of his places of peace.

He struggled with many demons in this life and he had a lot of anger inside of him which he took it out on others and on himself.  At an early age he turned to alcohol and drugs and would battle with them until his last breath. He tried to get help to stop. Stop the lying, the yelling, the violent acts but his pain was too strong the substance always won out. I tried and tried for years to fix my Dad, show him the light but it never came to pass.

My father spent time in and out of hospitals due to smoking, substance abuse and general ill well-being.  I would get a call from my mother your father’s lung collapsed, he’s in ICU and they think he is going to die. I would jump in my car and drive the four hours back to the Berkshires to sit by his side, talk to my mother and miraculously time and time again he would come out of it.  He spent a lifetime chasing peace in his life. there were times when he was successful but most of the time he struggled.

My dad and I had a very, very bumpy and rocky road over our life together.  Some years would go by and I would see him here and there for a few hours and I would leave hurt and disappointed.  Over the last two years after he was diagnoised with Pancreatic cancer he softened, he softened his view of the world and he opened his heart, he was willing more and more to let go to really be free in life. And isn’t that when it’s time to be free in life? Not to wait until we go to heaven but to find heaven here now. He was sad about how he treated his family and could not figure out how to make up for it, as he couldn’t even have a relationship with himself so he could never say “ I’m sorry” to anyone else.

I surprised my parents in 2016, coming home for Christmas- something I rarely did. I pulled onto the road I grew up on, parked the car and walked 1000 feet flowers in hand to surprise my mom and dad as they were getting ready to go to my brothers house for dinner to meet my aunt and uncle. I called my mother as I was walking those thousand feet- I told her what a beautiful day it was she agreed and I told her that maybe some magic would happen today and at that she looked out the window and there I was in the driveway – flowers in hand with a Santa Claus Hat on my head dressed in red and white with their favorite raspberry Danish.  I came in the house sat down and had a coffee with my dad.

At this point my father had lost 100 pounds and was very childlike. You know that feeling of “I don’t know what’s going to happen next and I’m afraid but I don’t really want to tell anybody I’m afraid”. I asked my Dad if he would drive over to my brother’s house alone with me and he agreed. He got into my car and we drove the back way to my brothers down the mountain through the beautiful valley. And as we turned a corner near a river a beautiful OWL flew in front of car and looked right at us.  My father grabbed my hand and I pulled over to the side of the road and we hugged each other and cried as if we were long-lost friends who hadn’t seen each other in 20 years. He told me how much he loved me, how much he wished things could be different, how much he didn’t want to go, that he wasn’t done. I told him to be strong to know that there is a heaven and that he could go there and he finally, finally, finally would feel peace.  I said Dad, we have a great opportunity here since you know that you’re going to die you could choose a symbol in which you would speak to us. How will you communicate to us when you cross over to the next life? Without hesitation my father said the Firestone, the Firestone. I questioned the Firestone? He reminded me that when he came to visit me at my office the year before he had picked out the stone out of a whole jar of stones- I told him to pick one that spoke to his heart and he picked the Opalite stone, the firestone.   But what my father didn’t know is that maybe the stone chose him. Stones are like the bones of the earth they have a rhythm, a peace. The meaning of Opalite the Fire Stone is highly energetic. It’s ideal for meditation, it improves communication on all levels especially the spiritual, it removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians emotionally helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds.  It engenders perseverance and gives us strength in verbalizing our hidden feelings and it helps stabilize mood swings and overcomes fatigue. It is a stone of power in transition.

That was December 25 and in the next two months my father’s condition would continue to worsen and he would lose more weight and become exhausted easily, not even wanting to have a conversation.  I had the opportunity to be with my dad within a few days of his passing.  I sat at the edge of his bed stroking his beautiful hair -something I would never ever be able to do when he was well. He was letting go and maybe even for the first time in his life.  I could tell he was ready to leave this world behind but he had all of us together in one room. The last time I saw my dad alive I was by his bed with my mother and brother saying our goodbyes.  As my brother bent down to whisper in my fathers ear – his tears splashing on my Dad’s face he turned and my father spoke for the last time out of some deep place and his soul- it was if he had been saving his strength and his words for one last moment- he said to my brother GO LIVE…

I believe that’s what my father wanted for all of us, to go live. He talked about all these trips he wanted to take, all the places he wanted to go, all the things he wanted to do BUT he couldn’t quite get out of his way. He loved my bother and I and told us ALWAYS trust and follow your heart, he always wanted the best for us whether we knew it or not.

Remember the OWL I mentioned earlier? It showed up in the tree outside of our house one week before my dads passing – it stared in the window for a good two hours I even walked up to it once and looked up and it never moved. Then just two nights before he passed it started getting warm so we opened bedroom window and in the middle of the night we heard “hoo hoo hoo” I will have returned.

My father dying wish to his family was “Go Live “.  So please Go LIVE and do not take this precious life for granted.

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