Purple is the New Red: Help Calm Your Christmas Woes

For many of us, the Christmas season is just as maddening as it is joyful.

From the rush to purchase the rights gifts, to the stress involved with making plans with loved ones, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can overwhelm us with negativity. A time for celebration, peace, and harmony, some years seems to be everything but.

How can we truly enjoy the magic of Christmas when a wall of stress and anxiety is constantly being constructed around us?

It’s time to break through that wall.

Only you truly know how to best succeed at this incredibly difficult task, but we have a tool that can help. A tool that will provide you and your guests with a calming aura that will diffuse their tension. It is not a fancy spiritual device or a harsh artificial chemical, but rather a creation of nature itself. For thousands of years, peoples from all across the globe have used lavender to relieve mental and emotional tensions within their lives. Lavender has a natural energy that lends itself to beings around it, creating peaceful atmospheres and calming minds. Christmas is supposed to be about love and tranquility, and this is what lavender provides.

This Christmas, use lavender  everywhere  you can.

Hang dried lavender like mistletoe, spray lavender water to give your tree a fresh scent, bake edible lavender into your holiday meal, give lavender essence as a gift to a friend or family member, or as your personal gift from Santa. Let its brilliant scent, energy and color replace the hectic and aggressive side of your Christmas.

Let purple become the new red.

We have everything you need to get started. Here at Inspired Living’s very own Beachwood Center for Wellbeing, we grow our own beautiful  lavender, and use it to create a variety of powerful homemade products. Click here to view our store page, and take a huge step forward in easing your Christmas woes!

Generosity In Hand: The Generous Hands Project

This Thursday will mark the 395th anniversary of the very first Thanksgiving dinner. Over these long years, many a tradition has come and gone, yet the celebration of  Thanksgiving has continued, and unified our country.

 No matter a person’s creed or color,  Thanksgiving symbolizes something that all of us can relate to; for we all have something to be thankful for.

Each of has people in our lives that have given their time, money, wisdom, and love to us. This holiday gives us the chance to express gratitude for what we have been given, and that is what we must do.

Sometimes we forget, that thankfulness and generosity go hand in hand.

Thanksgiving is a day not only to celebrate the generosity of friends, family and strangers who have gone out of their way to enrich our lives, it is also a time to extend the same generosity we have received, sending the warmth of love towards the hearts of others.

In 2013, photographer and Pastor Sean Bendigo took a series of powerful and inspiring photographs. He invited congregants of Madison Church and members of the local community to share with him expressions of what they were grateful for. He then photographed their open hands. Hands that are open not only to receive, but also to give. They symbolize the gratitude we hold so deeply, and must show as well as be thankful for. He called this collection The Generous Hands Project. Throughout this week, we will share these photographs with you, in hopes that they will inspire you to share.

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Have a joyous Thanksgiving, and remember to give as much as love as you receive.

 

Halloween Reflection: Oneness of Spirit

oneness of spiritWhy is it that many of us feel, or notice the thinness  of the veil between this life and other dimensions around this time?  We experience presence of a loved one in sight, shiver, or simply in memory? It happens because we are focused in enjoyment.  As so many of us are spending time together, preparing jack-o-lanterns and costumes, and fun festive foods we are celebrating and focusing our energy on oneness.  Not in an obligated way, but freely.   

We are ” with you in spirit”, we are “one in spirit.”  And together, in oneness of spirit, magic happens. 

What else could be accomplished when we notice this oneness?   Not by trying, but simply by intention? What would be created through the focus of energy on how intimately and integrally we are linked?  What would we gather together and focus on?

What would we choose to influence? What would we change?  Would we create world peace? Could we create a society  that is strong and stable where everyone –  I mean everyone -experiences joy, peace and abundance?   

I believe we can. I believe we will one day understand that the power of our heartfelt thought + Our understanding that we are all one = Heaven on Earth.   

No separation from Source, simply abundant joy and peace.  

Will you join me in creating this vision? 

LIKE and SHARE this vision in your corner of the world here on social media. This Halloween, Let’s get the energy of this world and the next moving in a unified direction. 

If you haven’t already, Join our mailing list at www.inspiritedliving.com and get our daily inspirations – little reminders that our heartfelt thoughts create our reality.  

Let’s get the souls here on earth along with those that have gone before, sending the intention for oneness and a unified vision of Abundance for All.  For joy and peace, safety and security, healing and wholeness.  

Check out www.InspiritedLiving.com   Find inspiration in the stories of others in our magazine, The Streetlight,  and share your own! 

When we join together in spirit we create momentum. 

Join us in creating a place to find good news – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.  We are in the age of ascension.  We are growing in our awareness that it is time.  

It’s not something someone else can do for us.  No politician or government or boss or other authority can do this for us.   We must each take responsibility and imagine it possible.   Enjoy the vision.  Play with the thoughts of what it would feel like to live in an ascended world.  Where the Lamb could lie down with the Lion.  Envision your own life in its most perfect form.  Imagine what it would be if your perfect world and everyone else’s beautiful vision for their own lives were unified in Oneness. 

If you can imagine it, you can become it. 

In the words of singer songwriter Donald Fagan in I. G. Y – “what a beautiful world this would be. What a glorious time to be free.”

—Lynne Bryan Phipps