Love Thy Neighbor

I’ve read posts this morning on FB from people who I love and am friends with which hurt me. I don’t think I’ve ever truly realized how prejudiced people can be and sometimes I don’t think they even realize it.
 
  1. Whether you do or do not celebrate a holiday this month, I wish you peace, love, abundance and health every day of every year in every lifetime.
  2. Do or don’t take the vaccine. I will make the decision which is correct for my body without feeling the need to debate it with anyone via a FB post. I honor you for your decision.
  3. Talking shit about someone on your FB page doesn’t make you right, it just sheds light as to who you really are.
  4. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and what comes out is…. well fill that part in yourself.
I wish people would learn to just love. LOVE your fellow human being. LOVE unconditionally. TODAY is all this human skinsuit has. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. You have today to fulfill your soul contract and resolve the karma you agreed to deal with when you entered this lifetime.
 
Set an example for your spouse, children, grandchildren, coworkers, friends and fellow human beings. Love the differences: race, gender, religion, sexuality, speech, beliefs… Love it all.
 
Just because you love someone, does not mean you agree with everything they say. It means you accept them as they are. When you can do this, it means you’ve learned to accept yourself as you are. If you are still pointing out people’s faults, take note of what you are correcting. Chances are you share this fault and are pointing out what you don’t like about yourself.
 
From the Christian bible (which was mutilated in translation since it was written in Hebrew anyway), Book of Proverbs, Chapter 25 Verse 21 & 22
  • 21 – If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat., If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
  • 22 – You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.

And in Matthew Chapter 5, Verses 43-47, verse 47 is a little biased, but hey I’m Pagan…

  • 43 – “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
  • 44 – But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
  • 45 – In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
  • 46 – If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? (Scream it louder for the people in the back) Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
  • 47 – If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.(You’re damn straight most of us do, but we find it increasingly difficult to be shamed for our belief system.)

Love without limits.

Shelley

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What if…

What happens if today was your last day on Earth as a human? It’s time for you to cross over because your soul contract is done for this lifetime. Are you ready to face whatever is on the other side with dignity and say “I tried really hard. I made mistakes, but I learned to apologize. I hope I made a difference.”

Or will you be saying “OMG already? I have so much left to do. I thought I had more time to change.”

Many people live their lives constantly replaying memories in their head with a scenario of “What if…” wondering if they could have done something different to change the outcome to a specific situation.

  • What if I hadn’t said <XYZ>?
  • What if I hadn’t agreed to turn off life support?
  • What if I had walked away from that bad relationship earlier?
  • What if I had made a right turn instead of a left?

This action is keeping you living in the past with that memory and you are not able to move forward. You’re in a stalemate with a past version of yourself. You know that really annoying saying “Everything happens for a reason”? It’s true! Yes, I know this is something people dislike hearing.

But, why? Why do you dislike hearing this? We live with this ideology of “If I am in control then I wield the power.” We foolishly allow this to settle on us like a soft blanket we aren’t willing to let go of because it’s way too harsh in reality. If we stay under the blanket and pretend we could change it, then… What happens to the rest of that sentence? There is no end of that sentence because you should never change the events of the past. You may change how you feel about them, but not the facts. Only the Divine Source has that type of power. As a human, you don’t want it. You couldn’t handle the responsibility of being omniscient and omnipotent.

What is the point to all of this nonsense? Be in control of what you truly can, being present in your life. Stop having “What if” conversations with yourself which causes you to live in a past that you should not change because the life lessons were important. Those choices and decisions have made you who you are. If you do not like the outcome or who you were in that moment, stop being that person. Make different choices and decisions now.

We have all made mistakes. I have made some pretty big ones which have cost me relationships with family members who I love tremendously. All I can do is sit back and hope that one day I will be forgiven. I refuse to live each day wondering “What if today I’m forgiven?” If you have done what you can, trust the Divine Source is allowing things to play out in the highest good of all involved. This is hard to do when you are a simple human who wants to fix it all.

Step into presence and live your life the way it is right now, not the way it could have been. Reach out to your loved ones who are here in front of you willing to be with you. Send a text. Give an air hug or physical hug when possible. Smile at a stranger. Pay it forward if you are able. I am not perfect, but dammit I try really hard every day to make a difference in someone’s life. I am not saying I am successful at this every day, but I have made a difference.

What if you stop living in the past and become present? How much different would your life be?

Peace and Blessings,
Shelley

Veiled

As I sat down to write this post I used the thesaurus to look up the word invisible.  I started writing this post with some details about my life but I’m not really convinced the story matters. We’ve all got our own shit to deal with and by writing it out just causes comparison or

As I sat down to write this post I used the thesaurus to look up the word invisible. 

I started writing this post with some details about my life but I’m not really convinced the story matters. We’ve all got our own shit to deal with and by writing it out just causes comparison or maybe that’s just me. Whenever I read someone else’s story my mind immediately goes to either “Damn I didn’t have that bad” or “Damn I had it worse.” Why? Why must we compare ourselves? I’m so fucking over the comparison game. I’ve been hurt, you’ve probably been hurt and somewhere along the way we’ve also hurt other people. No one is perfect and we’ve all made mistakes.

I am currently struggling with letting go of the pain of my childhood. I’ve figured out the root of the problem and I know it has to go, but….I’ve held onto it as a security blanket for so long and I’m not sure how to exist in the world without it. Who am I if I am not the secretly tortured human being with a difficult past? Who am I if I don’t have a reason to blame my piss poor behavior on someone else?

I have come to realization I am scared to be whole. I am downright terrified of becoming everything I’ve ever wanted to be because it would mean I’d be completely responsible for the outcome of my life. Imagine that.

Accountability.

I have no issue with taking accountability at work when I screw up. Why is this so damn hard? My story isn’t me. It’s just a story about how I see my life. If I continue to live in the past, there is no room for an improved me in the future. Hell, I won’t have a future. I’m allowing this pain to swallow me whole and keep me veiled from happiness. Lately, I wake up every day hoping life will be better and by the time I come home, I find a way to remind myself I am unwanted by my parents, my children, my friends. Not all of them actually tell me this, it’s just how my brain chooses to believe it. I allow old stories to creep in and become unsurmountable mountains when I know damn well they aren’t. It’s just my process for now and I’m sharing it in case this is happening to anyone else. I know my husband loves me but he has no idea how to deal with me when this washes over me. I have both empathy and anger at him for this. Clearly I let the anger go because how is he supposed to know what to do? I can assure you, I did not come with a manual.

I am more than a woman with a sad story.

But… Who Am I?

Blessed Be,
Shelley

It’s time for tea!

It’s that time of year where it’s starting to get cold in certain parts of the world, or perhaps you’re coming out of the cold and just love tea anyway. Using natural herbs from your local health food store gives you the option to be creative and make whatever kind of tea you like without having to purchase pre-made tea. My favorite tea during cold/flu season is an Elderberry tea made from the same herbs I use to make Elderberry syrup. (Just as lots more water and you have tea instead of syrup!)

Do you have a French press sitting around but you’re not interested in coffee anymore? (Shocking right?) Or do you just love making big batches of tea?

USE THAT FRENCH PRESS! Or buy one from your local thrifstore.

I bought this one for around $20 and it’s been worth it. The only drawback is that it doesn’t stay hot long enough sometimes but that’s ok! I can just reheat it.

Journal it!

My witchcraft teacher has us journal every day as part of our journey as a witch. I am late to the game at the age of 49, however I am re-remembering so much each time I do more. I always say to myself “Oh I’ll do it tonight.” And then it never happens. I’m stuck between the belief of the physical written record and how important that is for generations to come and not having the time to actually physically write with a pen and paper. I mean I am getting older and my hand starts to hurt from writing because let’s face it… my hands have some arthritis and I’m at a computer most of the day already anyway, why not just do a digital version instead? Why indeed. I deserve to take a few moments out of each day to see where I was, what I did and how I got to where I am. I deserve to see my hard work.

What does re-remember mean? It means I am getting flashbacks from previous lives when I do certain things. When I am making products to sell on this website, I don’t do it alone. I have spirit guides who come in and sometimes it’s just a clear channeling process. The product is made and if the spirit guide didn’t write down what was done, I have no clue how it got made. I’ve learned though, sometimes that product doesn’t need to be made again. It was a one-time deal. I’m learning to go with the flow.

The more I give in to the process of what I am supposed to be doing in life I realize I am supposed to be writing more. I often think “Who in the world wants to hear what I have to say?” Then I remember I have grandchildren. If nothing else, I choose to believe that one day they would like to know what was going on with Mimi. How did Mimi get to where she was? Their parents are only going to tell my story from their point of view. I want them to know it from my point of view as well. I want them to know how much I love them long after I’m gone from the physical world.

I also want to learn more about myself and that’s what my teacher calls it: Know Thyself. So I am going to continue writing on my personal blog (www.marialeggett.com) and on this one for my business. The two blogs will contain completely different information because they are for two different purposes.

I hope you will join me and learn something as you go <3

Blessed Be,

Shelley

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