An Exercise in Giving and Receiving

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Affirmation: I AM aware of the thoughts and energy I offer the world. For what I give out to the world I receive. I AM the creator of my life.  

I’ve been studying A Course in Miracles and the lesson I just completed was on Giving and Receiving.

When you think about giving and receiving there are times when we able to give more, and other times when we are put in the position to need to receive more.  At one time or another it may not feel completely balanced but overtime life does seem to create a balance with giving and receiving. Also we need to keep in mind that sometimes things come in different ways. The energy is the same, its just that the form it chose to manifest in was different based on an individuals perceived need.

 A Course in Miracles teaches us that what we give out comes back to us in equal amounts. Whatever you offer is returned to you. The idea here is to be truely conscious in what you give out, how much you give and the feeling attached to it, because what you give comes back. This isn’t just centered around physical items, help, etc. This includes what you think.  Think negative thoughts, those get sent out and that energy comes back to you in one form or another. Think positive thoughts, those get sent out and that energy comes back to you. Now this can really put things into perspective. Think of all the thoughts that run through your head every day. The ones you latch onto, the ones that quickly pass by, the ones you voice. Listen to what you are thinking and/or saying because whatever it is, is energy you are giving and that energy is coming right back to you like a boomarang.

So the question here is: how much love energy are you giving out throughout the day? And by love energy I mean unconditional love, acceptance. Catch yourself throughout the day and notice what you are giving out. If it’s something you wouldn’t want back, stop yourself and change the energy.

Here’s the exercise from A Course in Miracles I’ve been practising.

Affirm the things that you would like to have given to you and offer them to others.

  • I offer everyone peace.
  • I offer everyone love.
  • I offer everyone success.
  • I offer everyone prosperity.
  • I offer everyone support.
  • I offer everyone compassion.
  • I offer everyone wealth and financial abundance.

As you recite what you give out feel how much of it you are giving. Then pause for a moment to allow the universe to give that energy back to you. Take your time with each affirmation and really feel what you are giving and receiving.  Do the exercise in front of the mirror and repeat it when it comes to mind as you go about your day.

Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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Count Your Blessings

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Affirmation: Life is magic! I count my blessings and see the magic that surrounds me all day long.

Faerie dust bomb! You’ve been hit!

Count your blessings all day long! Especially the small ones.

See the magic you create for yourself in every moment of your day. Notice each blessing as it comes to you to maginify and multiply. They grow exponentially!

Faeries are all around you! May you have the most magical day ever and see how every moment you exist in creates the next magical moment of your day. Feel the love!

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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A Gratitude Blessing

Affirmation: I AM so very grateful for the miracles and blessings bestowed upon me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When I began writing No Plan To Happiness I was starting a journey. One that was very much an internal and external exploration.  Externally I journeyed all through California, Nevada and Arizona, and was given the opportunity to spend more quality time with my friends and family. Internally I was brought deeper into my spiritual path and my faith and belief in miracles were put to the test. Life can appear to be challenging when your faith is put to the test but I can’t tell you how thankful I am for it, because it really strengthened my faith and trust in everything I believe in. Everything that I write about.

Anyhow, where I arrived is all very exciting and new, and a dream come true! To give you a little more detail I’ve landed my dream job and I am absolutely in love with my new home. And the way my life has been transforming around that is exactly how I always dreamed it would be. It didn’t come without letting go of the struggle and embracing a big change in my life though, in whatever form it decided to take on. One thing I learned was the more I stayed grounded, clear, happy, and thankful the more the form it took on was something I saw as beautiful and awesome. The affirmations and meditation I did were my key tools. I AM so happy to embark upon this next chapter of my life.

One of the key things you learn through this process is just how important being in a state of gratitude is no matter what is going on around you. There is always something to be thankful for. So be sure to take some time each day and thank your I AM presence for all the miracles and blessings bestowed upon you. Even just the simple things.

Now if you’ll just give me a moment, I would like to bestow a Gratitude Blessing on you. This is something I do every year at the Sunset Campout with my Living Fae faerie sister Anne Elizabeth.

Let’s get grounded….

Take a deep breath in, hold it… 1 – 2 – 3

Breath Out.

Take another deep breath, hold it… 1 – 2 – 3

Breath Out.

Take one more deep breath, hold it… 1 – 2 – 3

Breath Out.

Now fill your heart with the feeling of gratitude. Allow it to open. See a bright green spinning light over it. You should start to feel your heart get warm. If you need to think of someone or something you are enternally grateful for.

Once you are in a state of gratitude read these words outloud.

Thank you! I AM so very grateful for your presence in my life. Thank you for taking the time to read No Plan To Happiness. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and everything I learn along the way. Thank you for being YOU! You [I AM] an amazing person. You [I AM] a blessing to this world. A blessing to me. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

”May the sun bring you energy by day,

May the moon softly restore you by night,

May the rain wash away your worries,

May the breeze blow new strength into your being.

May you walk gently through the world

and know its beauty all the days of your life.” [apache blessing]

Love, light and faerie dust✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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Love, Light and Faerie Dust

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Affirmation: My dreams are blessed with love and light. I AM making a wish for my most beautiful dreams. I …. [you fill in the blank for yourself].

Make a Wish! It’s a magical moment. When you make your wish say it in the form of an affirmation. So instead of saying “I wish…”, say it in the present tense. Say, “I AM….”. You are the creator of your wish. Your are the creator of your life.

Remember thought + feeling. Think it, see it, feel it!

In this very moment I’m am blessing all the wishes and affirmations made from this post with the most golden glowing love, light and faerie dust. So when you say it know my consciousness is blessing it for you too.

If you can say it in front of a mirror or something that casts your reflection. Shut your eyes, take a deep breath, release, visualize it, and feel your heart filled with joy and happiness. Open your eyes and shout it out loud!

Now let the faerie dust do it’s work! Trust. Believe. Faith.

My mom and I have had a lovely time in Palm Springs. We’re on the road again. This time I’m heading north.

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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Choose Life!

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Affirmation: Sometimes following your joy guides you in the direction to be there in any way that you can to help heal someone’s life.  Life is miraculous, life is beautiful. I choose life!

You know I wrote that affirmation, but I’m more than sure it was Durek who taught me that. 

My friend, my soul brother, Durek Verrett (Shaman Durek) needs a kidney transplant. His sister, Angelina Verrett-Byrne is donating her kidney. Kidney transplants now days are a very successful, somewhat simple procedure. It’s still major surgery however. With Durek, it’s a bit more complicated so after surgery he will actually be quaranteened for some time. Rather then go into detail about the complexities of Durek’s surgery I encourage you to watch the video where he explains it all.

Due to the extensive costs of surgery and recovery time, Durek and his family need help financially. It would be so much appreciated if you could donate to his cause. Every dollar counts. If everyone out there could spare a dollar they would reach their goal.

Know this…. When you donate money to this cause, when you press that submit button, you will have contributed directly to saving someone’s life. The life of a very special person to me. Not only that, Durek helps, heals and saves so many people on a daily basis. So a dollar to his life is really a dollar compounded with interest because saving him means you save so many more.

My friend Durek Verrett is a healer. He has been as long as I’ve known him. I remember our first meeting. It was in San Francisco at Squat and Gobble on Haight Street. We were there with Jason Peacock (J-Bird of Sunset/Pacific Sound) and Manny (DJ M3 Green Gorilla/Black Pancake Records/Monarch). That was back in 2001. From there it was faerie soul sister-shaman soul brother love at first sight. Kindered spirits are we for sure!

I can’t tell you how many Sunset Parties we spent dancing in front of the DJ booth to Galen, Solar, J-Bird, Sean Murray, M3, Monty Luke, Joshua Iz, John Howard, Jeno and the many, many, many amazing DJ’s that graced the tables at Sunset. Definitely more than I can count. From the dance floor we went to ceremony where we’d collaborate on what the annual Saturday ceremony for the Sunset Campout in Willits would be, to the altars where we’d sometimes dispute over the items I was going to place on it. I always got my way btw… hehehe.

Then Durek moved to LA. I followed shortly thereafter. We’d already talked for years about how he was going to take his healing practise to the next level and he felt LA was the place for it to prosper.  And it certainly did.  In the meantime, I was continuing to work on my own career. Durek was always there supporting and encouraging me along the way. Honestly, I would not be the Faerie I am today without his guidance.  He’s my Merlin.

Then one day, life took a drastic turn and Durek ended up in the hospital. This was about 8 years ago. It was seriously touch and go. The doctors pronounced him dead more than once but he kept reviving himself. I remember walking into his room in ICU and it looked so blank and empty, and he looked so frail. It was still soon after he was first admitted, and all I could think was… “oh my goodness, he’s forgetting who he is.” Maybe that was the case or maybe it was just my shock but it was my reality for a moment. Soon after that, so much love came pouring in. And by that I mean people. People came from everywhere. They sent emails of love and encouragement, and I read them all to him. So many people came actually that his sister Angelina had to create a waiting list just to see him. Thank goodness I was put on the VIP list! The nurses even kept asking us who he was because they thought for sure he must have been a rock star with so many people stopping by. But that’s honestly how many people he had already helped at that time. He had already poured out that much love to so many people and they wanted to return it. Again, that was 8 years ago.

In the last 8 years, Durek has had to be on hemodialysis. It saves his life on daily basis but he needs to get off of it. His partner Hank Greenberg has been there by his side ever since. In addition to the dialysis, Durek has been in and out of the hospital and has had to have multiple surgeries. He almost died again last year due to an anerysm. Hank has been there every step of the way. Words can not express the love and gratitude I have for Hank. It is truely an honor to know him.

Watching Durek evolve into the Shaman Durek he is today has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. He has given me hope, faith, love, encouragement and COURAGE! I will always continue to pursue my dreams because of him.  Durek has touched and healed the lives of so many people, and I know he is destined to help so many more.

So please, if you could take a moment and donate to Durek. I’d be forever in your gratitude. You can donate here at Operation Get Shaman Durek A Kidney until March 31st.

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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Hello Love, it’s me!

Affirmation: Hello Love, it’s me. What is the most loving thing I can do for myself right now? 

Happy Valentines Day from sunny Palm Springs, California! May the light of your being be so full of love today. Whether you are in a relationship or on your own let love flow through you. Be open and receptive. You are loved!

Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “Love is the very essence of your being. Your objective is to ask love within you to make its presence known, to have an awareness of being so full of love that this is what you have to give away. By doing just that, you’ll attract more of what you’re giving away.”

Louise Hay says, “The more love we allow to flow out from us, the more there is within us and the more we receive. It is endless and timeless. Love for ourselves is the power that heals us. Practice as much as you can.”

Enjoy this day where we celebrate love. Be loving to yourself, your partner, your family, your friends and strangers. Make this day of love a day where everyone you encounter feels your love.

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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The Vortex

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Affirmation: I am aligned, in harmony and whole. I am in the vortex. The vortex and I are one.

Sedona, Arizona, is a mecca of vortexes, and it’s the next place our journey led us. What a beautiful, breathtaking and magical place. I’m so happy I’ve been able to experience it.

We drove in through Flagstaff, AZ. Having never been to Arizona before, I didn’t realize that we would drive through a huge forest to get here. I guess I had it in my head that Arizona was just desert. At Flagstaff you are at 7000 ft and then you drive down a windy two lane highway about 28 miles to Sedona. At first it seemed like the forest went on forever, so I couldn’t figure out when the giant red rocks Sedona is know for would appear. When they did, it was so breathtaking my eyes welled up with tears. I was overcome with its beauty and I could feel the energy and love Mother Earth has.

Since we’ve been here I’ve made a point to hike to each of the vortexes and do a meditation to engage myself further with the energy here. It’s been magical. I could actually feel the energy. To me it feels like flowing waves and I feel lighter, like I’m floating. Everyone experiences it differently though.

What is a Sedona vortex? The vortexes are sites where there is a spiral flow of spiritual energy existing on multiple dimensions. It is believed that you can tap deeper into your inner self through prayer and meditation when you access the vortex energy.

Even if you come here and don’t have the heightened sensitivity to actually feel the energy, you can’t help but notice it in the people, the environment and just the general sense of peace that comes over you from being here.

Abraham Hicks speaks of the vortex. Abraham tells us that the vortex is, “where the Law of Attraction assembles all cooperative relationships.” To hear more about what Abraham has to say about the vortex check out this video on You Tube.

Experiencing the energy of the vortex here has definitely had a powerful effect on me. I do believe, however, that we all have the capability to tap into the energy of the vortex no matter where we are as long as we know we are one with the energy of the vortex.

Here’s a simple meditation you can do to unite with its energy. If you can do this outside in nature, I highly recommend it.

Sit quietly with your eyes closed. Take three deep breaths and allow your body to relax. Feel the energy of whatever you are sitting on beneath you. Begin to see it as energy rather than the physical object it once was. Now begin to see yourself, your body, as a form of energy. Feel how you become one with the energy of the ground beneath you. In front of you see a mass of spiraling energy. Call that energy towards you and feel yourself enter the center. See your energy uniting with the spiraling energy. You are now the energy of the vortex. Feel the love that energy has for itself and for you. It’s powerful, it’s unconditional. Express your gratitude to the energy for all that it is, all that you are. If you’d like say a prayer, mantra, affirmation or ask it for something you’d like to bring in or dissolve from your life. Now sit with the energy so you can share yourself with it, like you would if you were spending time with a loved one. Begin to bring yourself back. Feel the ground beneath you. Feel the physical manifestation that is you. When you are ready open your eyes.

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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