It’s one of those times of the year that reminds you to connect with your inner child, to dream and believe, to see through eyes and hearts of wonder, share your love with everyone in peace and harmony, recognize the beauty in and around you, and to brightly shine your light from the truth of your heart.
For me, this is every day because I still “hear the bell.”
If you’re wondering what that means, it comes from The Polar Express, which I was watching again last night. In the movie, adults, and even children, who don’t believe can’t hear the magick Christmas bells. It only rings for all who DO believe. And for these people, the magick is never lost.
Yesterday I spent the day working, which included creating a special design for a client that embodies so much of the new energy collectively being birthed, and then spent my evening making 2 desserts for today’s Christmas celebration, and making a Christmas Eve feast and dessert for last evening, while watching The Polar Express. Even Joy, whose birthday it was yesterday, was part of the magick of the evening, coming to sit by the fireplace we had on and watching with us. She even got to enjoy her own little dessert, which was a strawberry I gave her for a birthday surprise.
And while I didn’t have the day off, even cooking and baking all night, it was still filled with magick because I see everything that way. I find all the little special things in everything, that might be hidden by others. And whenever I catch myself feeling stressed, I am able to ease that anxiety by stepping back and reminding myself of the choices I made and the magick within everything I’m experiencing, regardless of how it looks or feels, and the meaning that can assist me in making changes of growth.
People may look at me weird, and they might even get frustrated that I have no explanation to satisfy their desire for proof when I share emphatically what I believe without waiver of trust, in the things that I do.
And that is perfect with me, because I don’t owe any explanations for why I am happy and having fun. And I’m also happy to jump on the train without knowing where it’s going because the power of my belief will always see me safely to exactly where I need to be, likely with a lot of fun surprises along the way.
And guess what? The destinations are where we begin again…
Who wants to know every little detail of what is going to happen anyway? If you knew that, there’d be no fun in living. Life is an experience and if you can trust in your heart and believe in things beyond your mind’s explanation, then you will experience the kind of stuff your dreams are made of and the reasons for your decision to incarnate here.
You always hear people say “I’ll believe it when I see it,” but I’ve always believed as Wayne Dyer shares, “You’ll see it when you believe it.”
There is so much power in this shift of perspective, as there always is with anything when you make a slight adjustment in your way of perceiving it.
I’ll leave you today with my two favorite quotes from the Polar Express:
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re goin’. What matters is deciding to get on.”
Do you still hear the bell? I do.
Wishing everyone a magickal day, however you celebrate, and I hope that your heart opens a little bit more to the possibilities and your imagination expands a little bit more to bring those possibilities into being.
Here is one of my favorite songs that’s from The Polar Express. The first video has clips from the movie. The second has the lyrics, as I feel when you see, and sing the words yourself, it has more impact. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, and it’s not about “just” any certain day of the year either. The meaning of the words is valuable all year long.
It’s a day of songs and music….I felt a little lightness might be in order to support you in bringing more joy into your life. You have a right to and deserve to be happy despite anything going on around you. Misery doesn’t need any more company.
It does not take any more effort to embody joy, abundance, harmony and miracles than you’ve already invested in accepting misery and lack of all things.
Tune into a different frequency and shift your perspective. When you truly embody the very thing you want or are sharing as your message, it can be heard and answered in resonating mirror, and the miracles take place consistently and trickle out collectively.
I may be simple and a dreamer, but I won’t stop believing and seeing everything in its wholeness. My heart doesn’t let me and the results I experience fuel the inevitability that I’ll just continue envisioning bigger, so that more people will come to experience the same, more and more.
The visionary dreamers are just as needed as the front-liners to hold the space of all possibilities through your wholeness. Together it is a complete partnership for evolution.
I have this song in heart now, again. Seems a perfect partner to my last post. Once you surrender and let go, dreams begin to manifest. Thank you for the reminder Julie Watts…..keep believing ❤
Rainbow Connection Lyrics
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see
Some day we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing
That keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
All of us under its spell, we know that it’s probably magic
Have you been half asleep?
And have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound
That called the young sailors?
The voice might be one in the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
It’s something that I’m supposed to be
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
La da da di da da dum da duh da da dum di da ohhh
May you find your “rainbow connection” when you come to believe.
“There’s a rainbow in the sky, all the time, don’t be blind” ~Ziggy Marley
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.” ~Lord George Gordon Bryon
I’ve been having a ton of vivid dreams, strong intuitive feelings and guidance coming through recently – perhaps you have too. One of the things that came in revolved around the energy of 5/5/13, which is a special day personally for several reasons, as well as the day I’ll be teaching a Reiki 3 Master Teacher class here in Orange County, in support of my amazing friends who joined on the Winter Solstice 12/21/12 Bimini Retreat and went through their Reiki training with me there.
To make a long story short when I receive something I listen and one of the things that resulted from this listening to the energy around this day, was to provide an extension to the discounts for the upcoming Summer Solstice Bimini Retreat. Seems that part of the message is to be of support in providing the best possible opportunities for empowered choices to everyone going through a lot of transitioning out there, as I know many of you are currently in very big ways.
So, if you were feeling drawn to this and then disappointed when the deadline passed, it seems there’s still an opportunity to embrace the specials for another few weeks in support of a life-changing experience.
The extension on the up to $200 off special for this retreat is now good until Sunday 5/5/13. A deposit holds your space at the discounted price. (See link for details: Summer Solstice Bimini and contact me at email@example.com with questions and to register)
If you have been going back and forth, this may be your opportunity answered, prompting a time to really explore and answer for yourself what might be holding you back if you are feeling drawn to journey with us because of the potential growth awaiting.
Are there any potential fears or blocks creating a feeling of unclarity? Do you believe your dreams are not possible? Are you worried about what it means to come into more of your authenticity and express your gifts?
Questions are important to ask ourselves whenever we are feeling confronted by a limitation causing us frustration in some way. It doesn’t matter if it has to do with a decision to join a trip like this or if it concerns a transition with your work, relationships, or even voicing your honest feelings.
I know a few of the people from our last retreat went through their own personal processes with this and I can’t begin to tell you the amazing stories that took place that have continued to work their magic in each of their lives.
One thing I’ve learned is that continuing to live life on hold is always being just an arm’s length away from having what you desire. Sometimes there is a timing for things to flow with, and yet sometimes we can also use time as an excuse.
I’ve seen the magic of all things falling into place for myself and others when we become committed to embracing the journey with our whole hearts. When we take the temporary, uncomfortable steps to move through fear, we come to realize the illusion we’ve been living in, once we’re on the other side of the threshold. Walking through the door is always the hardest part, and yet it sometimes is as simple as that one step that then reveals a whole new supportive experience we’ve been dreaming of.
Anything is possible and we don’t need to know how, nor to see the end result. Trying to dictate and map out the scenario just creates limitations in how things “could” be. You can’t possibly know the end result if you haven’t taken the steps, so to assume the final outcome based on where you sit now, is already setting up your decided future. We only need to trust in the decision made to be open to the possibilities.
This pertains to anything we may have struggle, challenge and fear around in our lives…both the small and large decisions.
I actually only meant to share the guided manifestation of the discount extension and as I started sharing, the rest of this came through. Always works that way when I open to the collective energy. I feel I know why, as it really isn’t about the details and the discount, as much as it is the theme of realizing how many opportunities and how much support is constantly around us there for the receiving and yet so many times we turn the other way. The Universe is saying to each of us in every moment, here is a life of unlimited opportunity you’ve been given…what do YOU intend to choose and WHEN are you going to realize what is possible?
There is so much support and we each are so powerful beyond words. Yes, you CAN create the life you desire and you CAN move through the challenges of today. You are eternally loved.
Being someone who lives on the edge of the moment never knowing what tomorrow may bring, I understand how fears, doubts, or even periods of feeling out of abundant flow can seep in from time to time, yet I believe in our ability to instantly shift every experience through shifting our perspectives, becoming alchemical magicians of our lives, and letting the joy of our hearts guide us. I know the power of complete trust and following my heart – having yet to experience not being supported by the Universe when I take the mirroring steps.
For those of you have personally committed already to participate and join us for this magical retreat week, thank you, and thank you also to all of the RSVP’s that have come through the event postings. Don’t forget to take the next step in registering, if you haven’t already, and please contact me if you’d like to discuss any questions or concerns. I look forward to assisting you with anything you may need and to sharing this positively transforming experience together.
I am counting the days until my return with you to this magical island where a door of possibilities awaits.
Stay tuned for next week’s updates on what you can look forward to on this journey. I will be sharing about the new focus of offerings for this retreat that will assist you in integrating on deeper levels.
Celebrating the Child Within & the Power of Believing – The Ice Kingdom at The Queen Mary Presents “Chill”
I am a huge child at heart and never intend to “grow up” in the sense of ever letting go of my innocence, wonder and joy for seeing the magick in life’s miracles. One of the things that enchants my heart is the magick of the Christmas season. Not for tradition or commercialization sake, but for the way it inspires that child within to come out in all of us.
The carols, the twinkling lights, decorated trees, sparkly ornaments, Santa and the Elves, enchanted villages and forests, magickal animals, flying reindeer, smells of cloves and cinnamon, cozy fires, snowflakes and icicles, and white Christmas snow….it takes me away to a faery winter wonderland that is alive year round in my heart. After all, I do sing Christmas carols, mostly from my favorite animated Christmas cartoons like Rudolph, all year round!
Last night we had the idea to visit “Chill” with our sweet new friends Mary and Cameron, who just moved out from Ashland, Oregon. This is a winter celebration presented by The Queen Mary that is definitely worth visiting if you’re looking for a little enchantment and fun.
There is a lovely winter village land you walk through to get to the main area where you’ll find ice skating or tubing and the fantastic Ice Kingdom. DO dress warmly, as the Ice Kingdom is a magickal, giant ice sculpture world that can be as cold as 9 degrees (it was actually 7 degrees last night). They do provide hooded coats, but if you want to enjoy taking it all in, you’ll want to be layered as well, including hats and gloves. They also have two small ice slides inside for both children and adults. Your tickets will also get you on The Queen Mary, which you can either do the same day or come back for, which we intend to do.
Today’s post is really about celebrating the child within – One of my favorite and natural things to cultivate and help inspire. To me, this is an integral part to the energy we are moving into, as it taps into your imagination, inspiration, dreaming, believing, authenticity, core passions, creative potentials, innocence, purity, and love – all of which are essential in manifesting what you desire as a new reality.
One of my most favorite songs I love to listen to year-round – “Believe” by Josh Groban from The Polar Express – says it all. It chokes me up every time I hear and sing along with it.
I want to share images (click each to enlarge) of the evening and beautiful ice sculptures from my experience of The Ice Kingdom last evening, as a visual journey into a world of enchantment and possibilities. The ice sculptures take you through an enchanted realm of magickal beings, an underwater ocean world including a giant ice Queen Mary, Santa’s toy land and North Pole, as well as a nativity scene – everything you see is made from ice, even the colored creations.
You can explore them while listening to “Believe” or simply sit back and take in the magick of the video’s visuals. I also added a video with the lyrics, so you can let the words penetrate to heart.
Love and Magick to You Always
Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. ~Lord Byron