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The Alchemy of Responsible Reflection


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I have been feeling prompted to repost this blog for the last few days, given what I’m picking up on and hearing in the collective field of experience. So as always, I’m listening to that nudge and sharing this again. Perhaps it will speak to you in some way needed, or will be the little reminder or click that aligns with current experiences. Wishing you clarity and balance in your relationships with self, others, and your experiences at large.

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

Take time to reflect

As we each move through the waves of current energies flowing in and out of our lives these days, it can be helpful to understand how to navigate more easily and transmute energies more quickly.

One of these ways is the mirroring process, which we all have heard of and hear reiterated often, but if you really actually put it to practice, you will see it as one of the powerfully effective tools that it is, which can instantly shift your experiences and empower you.

Many times we avoid, repress, ignore, turn the cheek or our back on, and convince ourselves about things, while we may find excuses to have our choices superficially fill the spiritual ideals we have come to value, yet haven’t really integrated at the core. One red flag or message that shows you you have not fully transmuted something is if it…

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You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link But As Wise As Your Strongest


broken linkBack in 2002, when I still watched television, I remember the game show, the Weakest Link. The premise of this game was to have a team of players trying to reach and bank a set target within a limited time period by answering a chain of answers correctly. The chain was broken if one player answered incorrectly, or if they decided to bank the money in the chain already. When a player answered the question wrong, they were eliminated and the game show host would see them off by saying: “You are the weakest link. Goodbye!” 

Obviously, each team hoped to have what they thought to be “strong” players, as that would help them to achieve their individual goals. They didn’t always recognize where the “weakest” link would be, so it was important to each do their best to keep in the game in order to potentially make a play for their win they helped to grow.

In this scenario, the “strongest” links were self-serving in their quest as well, and therefore not truly acting from the spirit and wisdom of “team effort” for a greater good. After all, these games are focused on winning and that tends to be an individual goal rather than being in the spirit of unity.

Now, I’m not about “winning or losing”, nor supporting a game of humiliation as a spectacle, but the premise here of the “whole” being only as strong as the weakest link within that whole, I feel has some important symbolism in terms of integrative healing processes that have been a focal point for everyone. And especially so if you are wanting to move into the fullness, freedom, and expansion of you, since doing so involves having done the integrative, deep, and honest work that will bring you to the realizations that have always resided within, awaiting you to embrace their truth.

You will only be able to do as much as is equal to the amount your shadow aspects have been loved, embraced, integrated, and transmuted. This is evident in the things that suddenly crop up or trigger you, or perhaps even completely pull the rug out from under you when you thought everything was peachy keen.

You can be chugging along feeling things are all lining up and incredible, then suddenly hit a break in the train track along the way and boom! Crash goes your puffed-up ego and positive “I think I can” fluffy engine with a domino effect of all your cars/pieces smashing one into the other, all the way down to your caboose, because you weren’t keeping in conscious, full-spectrum connection with the whole picture.

You can’t fake your way through life and you definitely can’t spiritually bypass the shadows within you that will blare at you from all angles until you revisit your natural feelings in a deeper, holistic way.

It’s not about judgment either, so weak doesn’t mean bad, wrong, or less enlightened…it simply is a piece that hasn’t seen the light yet, nor has been nurtured with the wisdom of your strongest parts that can lovingly assist them into empowerment, if given the committed attention and energy.

To explain how this works, remember that a link is something that holds things together. So in the case of a chain, if you pull from each end of it, your ability to break the chain is in proportion to how strong the links in the chain are, which dictates the amount of force it would take to do so – small or large.

It is said that if every link within the chain has the ability to withstand a strong force without breaking, then the chain is strong. If just one link breaks with even just a weak force, then the whole chain is weak, despite the strength of the other links. (hold that last thought until I revisit it shortly)

Something can come out and bite you in the butt by surprise because of untended old beliefs, repressed and denied emotions, and past pains unhealed.

So it’s a way of pointing out the weak points, or parts in need of your love, within you. You will find greater strength with all the new you are creating when you’ve refreshed and strengthened the old, weathered foundation/weak points.

But rather than measure yourself by your challenges, feel humiliation, shame, or defeat about the weaker aspects (as the game show liked to capitalize on), it would benefit you more to be grateful for them showing up and messaging you – seeing them as a helpful, valuable, and incredibly useful partner wanting to provide you the insights and tools to build the greatest creations ever.

Embracing your vulnerability and honesty with love, rather than judgment, ridicule, or self-punishment will provide you the gentle grace to fly. Self-punishment only keeps you caged.

But now let’s push play, from our previous hold, and take a look at the flip side as well. Is the chain really weak, because of some pieces needing your attention? Or is it that these weaker links are requiring your most wisest, strongest parts to step up to the plate and truly enact “real” strength to operate from their full potential?

While your weakest, untended parts/link may hinder, they do have their beauty and perfection for their presence in your life. And I have firmly believed that they hold the key to the most beautiful of your gifts and strengths when realized for what they are behind the distorted mirrors. There will always be seasons of change and inconstancy is part of the constancy of change. Your weaker and stronger parts don’t have to be a dichotomy of black and white duality, but rather the perspective of harmony within perfect elements that when understood, can create alchemy in your life.

Small tweaks to how we see and feel about things does change everything.

So, in fact, you are also as strong as your strongest links because the strength within their wisdom can be utilized productively, rather than as a force against or powering over the other parts. You can harness their innate clarity, courage, and compassion to meld with their counterparts to provide them exactly the cultivation they need for transmutation.

The wisdom of your strongest links wouldn’t dismiss the weaker links with a simple “goodbye”, as takes place in the game show, just because they don’t currently have the “right stuff”, as this can turn into denial or suppression since nothing was ever addressed. No, they don’t just go away by thinking them gone or ignoring them.

Instead, the wisdom of your strongest links would recognize there’s a vital ingredient the “weaker” have that will greatly impact the empowerment of the whole, so it is in the stronger link’s best interest to find ways to draw out and fortify the fine points rather than completely dismiss a part of the “team”. They have the vision to see that doing this will make them a force to reckon with, that will open more doors for ALL of you.

So rather than be the perpetrators of ridicule, enlist your strong links to replenish, renew, and reactivate the links in need, by utilizing the wisdom recognized in their call for help.

In this way both your so-called “weakest” and “strongest” links can rise to the occasion and support the fullness of your whole being.

Getting “Real” Really Is Key


16141430_b0ac4bb6f1Little by little I’m seeing that people are coming to understand that there’s more to creating change than simply being “positive” and reciting affirmations, which is so refreshing. And so it seems that another round of inner reflection about your emotional landscape is coming up as an important topic again to reflect on, as you are working with integrating the deep roots of your experience.

I’ve written a lot on this subject including this August post:

It’s Okay to Feel ~ Allowing Your Humanness To Be The Reflection Of Divinity It Is.

So I smiled when I read this short MindBodyGreen article, a few days ago, by Aimee Dufresne: 

Stop Being “Positive” and Start Getting Real (Joy) In Your Life

In it, Aimee shares a few of her own simple hints and good places to start, to help you to “get real”.

As she puts it, just being positive is:

….”like trying to fit into the cutest pair of shoes that you want so badly but the only size available is a half size smaller than your feet. So you push and prod and tell yourself you can do it. You can bend your big toe and walk at an odd angle. Maybe the shoes will stretch if you wear them long enough. That chaffing isn’t so bad, is it?

Yes, it is. The further you push and force yourself into something that doesn’t fit, the more struggle and angst you will feel.”

So, if you have found yourself doing some of the spiritual bypassing, “fluffiness”, or denial with your emotions, where you “fake” a reality of feeling, crack a smile, and simply affirm otherwise, then you may want to check the links out and revisit your natural feelings in a deeper, holistic way.

Announcing the Last 3 Recipients of the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement Offering


StardustToday is the announcement sharing the last of the recipients of my FREE Reiki Healing Attunement Monthly Offering.

I want to thank those of you who participated this month in active self-empowerment.

My choices are based on the individual’s journey, and from these the three recipients that stood out are:

 

Olivia Vita

Adrianna Cadena 

Mari Braveheart-Dances

I will be contacting you each individually to get your focuses/intents for your Healing Attunement. Congratulations!!!

As mentioned yesterday, this will be the last month of this offer. I thank you and honor everyone that has courageously taken accountability in their lives and hope you will continue to do so. This was my way of supporting and rewarding your active efforts. I will continue to share intuitively guided support, as always, and I’m sure other gifts will weave their way into that down the road.

Last Chance to Receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement & the Last Month of This Offer


Today is the last chance to send in your email entry shares if you’d like to be entered to receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement, which I will announce the 3 recipients of tomorrow Friday, November 1st.

All entries must be received in by midnight tonight October 31st – Halloween!

This is a $55 value totaling $165 of services gifted this month.

A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place.

If you enjoy posts you read here on my blog or at my Facebook page and, as a result, have experienced shifts in your life or actively implemented change because of the way something touched you or shifted your perspective, then you may want to participate in the monthly give away I am offering. And if you’re new to my blog or page, but just have the desire to actively be accountable for taking tangible and integrative steps to create change, then you also may find this to be a way to take charge in your life.

For all details on how you can enter to receive this powerful gift, explore the link below:

FREE Reiki Healing Attunement

UPDATE:

I had planned to offer this gift through the end of the year, as long as enough people actively participated. Last month I had an influx of people actively taking part in this journey of their life with me, but due to this month’s very low engaging, I will not be continuing the offer. Good news is, that you have a very good chance to receive my gift this month, if you do participate. Remember, you can enter again this month, even if you already did last month and were a recipient.

If I don’t get at least 3 people participating this time, I will choose from the people who shared last month and were gifted the group Reiki Healing Attunement, but did not receive the individual one.

I thank you and honor everyone that has courageously taken accountability in their lives and hope you will continue to do so. This was my way of supporting and rewarding your active efforts. I will continue to share intuitively guided support, as always, and I’m sure other gifts will weave their way into that down the road. Abundant love to each of you always and Samhain Blessings!

Half Way to Announcing the 3 Recipients of FREE Reiki Healing Attunements – Opportunity Knocks!


global heartDon’t forget!!

We are already half way through October, which means we are closing in on the end of the month and that means another opportunity to send in your email entry shares, which I’ve already started receiving.

I will be announcing the three people who will receive the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement on Friday, November 1st.

 

All entries must be received in by midnight on Thursday, October 31st – Halloween!

Recap:

If you enjoy posts you read here on my blog or at my Facebook page and, as a result, have experienced shifts in your life or actively implemented change because of the way something touched you or shifted your perspective, then you may want to participate in the monthly give away I am offering. And if you’re new to my blog or page, but just have the desire to actively be accountable for taking tangible and integrative steps to create change, then you also may find this to be a way to take charge in your life.

Three people each month will receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement from me.

This is a $55 value totaling $165 of services each month I’ll be sharing along with my daily posts.

A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place.

For all details on how you can enter to receive this powerful gift, explore the link below:

FREE Reiki Healing Attunement

As long as people participate, I will continue this for the months of November and December. So keep on sharing those stories and implementing those shifts! Love seeing you all on fire and lighting up this world with your vibrant souls.

Announcing the First 3 Recipients of the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement Monthly Offering


omAs promised, today I am announcing the first recipients of my FREE Reiki Healing Attunement Monthly Offering.

If you missed what this is all about, you have the chance, all this month of October, to follow along with posts either here on my blog or on my Facebook page and then message me with the title of the post or copy and paste the post that had an impact for you, with a brief commentary on why and what you “actively” shifted and integrated that has resulted in changes for you.

For full details on the offer and how to enter please visit:

Free Reiki Healing Attunement – Actively Integrating Your Experience

So, back to today’s exciting announcement. I just want to thank you dearly, from my heart to yours, for all of the beautiful, touching, and vulnerably courageous shares that were sent in. I am so grateful to each and every one of you that participated in active self-empowerment. You are all so beautiful!

There were SO many amazing stories, that it was EXTREMELY difficult to choose. My choices do not reflect any one’s share being better or more than another’s, but was based on the individual’s journey.

So September’s three recipients of the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement are (in no particular order):

Melinda Allday Mo Foster

Nikki Sanchez

Mia Morales

That being said, while I’ve announced the three recipients, I also have a surprise for everyone this month. I LOVE surprises!

Due to the content and experiences shared, this month is going to see EVERYONE as recipient of this offer. The three people whom I just named will each receive an INDIVIDUALLY focused FREE Reiki Healing Attunement, while the other people will receive a GROUP Reiki Healing Attunement.

I will be contacting you each individually to get your focuses/intents for your Healing Attunement. Congratulations!!!

I encourage each of you to continue your shares, as even though you can only enter once per month, you have the ability to be chosen as many times as your entries reflect. And this is a way for you to also gauge the shifts and growth you have been making in your life, and to be accountable for the choices – not to mention a way to honor the courageous steps you have taken.

So if you’re not currently following along, you may want to start following at one or both of the my links here:

http://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/taniamarieartist

Today begins the next month’s round of sharing, which will continue through December/end of year, as long as people participate. The deadline to get in shares is October 31st at midnight and the recipients will be announced on November 1st! I look forward to reading about your journeys and continuing to support as I can.

And remember, you are only entered if you actually email me and follow the guidelines. Just saying you want to be entered, will not be recognized as taking active responsibility.

3 More Days to Get in Your Email Shares to Receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement


Don’t forget!!

You have three more days to send in your email entry shares. I will be announcing the three people who will receive the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement on Tuesday, October 1st.

All entries must be received in by midnight on Monday, September 30th.

If you enjoy posts you read here on my blog or at my Facebook page and, as a result, have experienced shifts in your life or actively implemented change because of the way something touched you or shifted your perspective, then you may want to participate in the monthly give away I am offering. And if you’re new to my blog or page, but just have the desire to actively be accountable for taking tangible and integrative steps to create change, then you also may find this to be a way to take charge in your life.

Three people each month will receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement from me.

This is a $55 value totaling $165 of services each month I’ll be sharing along with my daily posts.

A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place.

For all details on how you can enter to receive this powerful gift, explore the link below:

FREE Reiki Healing Attunement

Last Day to Receive 22% Off All Crystals & FREE Reiki Reminder!


yellow andaraQuick Reminders Not to Miss:

Don’t forget that today is the last day of the Autumn Equinox Storewide Sale where you can enjoy 22% OFF of all crystals and Crystal Illuminations sacred paintings in my Etsy shop.

Use Coupon Code: AUTUMN22 when checking out.

See which ones call to you here: Crystal Illumination

givingAnd Don’t Forget:

If you enjoy posts you read here on my blog or at my Facebook page and, as a result, have experienced shifts in your life or actively implemented change because of the way something touched you or shifted your perspective, then you may want to participate in the monthly give away I am offering. And if you’re new to my blog or page, but just have the desire to actively be accountable for taking tangible and integrative steps to create change, then you also may find this to be a way to take charge in your life.

Three people each month will receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement from me. This is a $55 value totaling $165 of services each month I’ll be sharing along with my daily posts. A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place.

For all details on how you can enter to receive this powerful gift, explore the link below:

FREE Reiki Healing Attunement

3 People Have Opportunity to Receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement Each Month ~ Actively Integrating Your Experience


starfishThis morning I woke up with intuitive guidance to present a gift of service that supports integrative healing. I dedicate my life to sharing from my heart, seeds to support souls to come more into their fullness in gentle and subtle ways that create a more authentic and invigorated way of living from passionate truth. In essence, inspirations to mirror the wholeness you are and the reminder of your highest potentials from the source of love that is innately you. In so doing, this harmony and grounded balance you embody more from within, then reflects without.

Between my Facebook pages and blog, I daily invest my heart energy into this sharing for whom ever might be listening and for whom ever may be ready to courageously step into a new way of experience.

The gift I am going to offer will be monthly through the end of this year, unless no one actively participates, and will start with this month.

I receive a lot of beautiful comments and messages from people about how the posts affect them, and I’m curious as to how the effects received, translate into tangible and integrated experiences.

So my offer is this:

Each month, on the last day of the month, I will gather all entries. Three people will be chosen from these to receive a FREE Reiki Healing Attunement from me, that will energetically focus on any intents you desire on any level. A Reiki Healing Attunement amplifies the energy available for healing and helps dissolve any energetic resistance and blocks, so the Reiki energy can work more quickly and more deeply to promote growth and integrative healing, as well as aid the creation and alignment for manifestations to take place. Like with anything, the more of an active role in partnership you meet the process with, the more you will experience as a result.

This is a $55 value gifted to you. So in total I will be gifting $165 worth of services each month along with the posts I share daily. 

How Can I Enter?

If you follow my posts already on either my blog: http://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/taniamarieartist then you simply need to keep aware of the posts that I share and make note of which one or ones in particular that month really hit home for you in some way – maybe it provided a new perspective, really helped you that day or month, shifted your experience, or supported something you’d been asking and found it to be an answer…however it may be, when you do find a post that makes an impact in some way for you during that particular month, I’d like to hear about it with a brief statement of why or how that particular post moved you and what you “actively” did or changed in your life that made a difference, as a result.

You then message me at tania@taniamarie.com with the title of the post or copy and paste the post, with a brief commentary on why and, again, what you “actively” shifted and integrated that has resulted in changes for you.

The point of this is to stress “taking active charge and putting into practice” the things we learn, rather than just feeling good in the moment we read or hear something that makes sense to us and adding it to our mental library shelf where it sits collecting dust.

It is a way you can be accountable in your life for “walking the walk” and consistently practicing what you believe. It may also be a way for you to be more pro-active in your life and consciously commit yourself to be present with your experiences and put things to work for you. I find that writing can also solidify and help move the energy through in the sharing process. It could become a way to gauge/document how much you DO actually change (as you can reflect on you before and now) so you can acknowledge, honor, and be grateful to yourself for the courageous steps you have taken.

And in honor of your courage to do so, I will gift you supportive energy to aid the process of the change you are facilitating.

If you don’t already follow my blog or posts on my facebook page, then if this personal challenge and offering speaks to you, you may desire to start following them. In which case you can either sign up for email notifications of my blog posts or simply follow my blog. And on facebook you can start following my page by hitting the “like” button to receive notifications of my posts. I post both my blog and additional inspirations on my facebook page daily.

Again, the links for these are:

http://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/taniamarieartist

How Will The Three People Be Chosen?

At first I thought random drawing would be the way to decipher the recipients from the email messages I receive, but I don’t feel that is aligned with the commitment of this process. So instead, I am guided to choose them based on the content of the message in terms of the impact you experience and the changes you start implementing. All being relative to each person. So they are not compared as better or bigger than another person’s experiences, but based on the individual’s own experience and shifts. So, it is important that you invest your heart into the process, if you desire to be part of it.

When Will The Recipients Be Announced?

I will announce the three people who will receive the FREE Reiki Healing Attunement on the 1st of each month. So the first round will take place on Tuesday, October 1st for the month of September’s posts. You will be contacted via email, as well as announced here on my blog, at which time I will set up a time with you and gather your focus for your Reiki Healing Attunement to take place. You can only enter once per month, but have the ability to win as many times as your entries reflect.

If you have any questions, you can contact me. And if you are ready to embark on this personal challenge, then perhaps you may want to review September’s posts, sign up or start following one or both of my links, and if you already have a favorite and a story to share, go ahead and message it to me at tania@taniamarie.com.

I must add that I finished writing this post at 1:11. ;)

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