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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Faeries!

Summer Solstice ~ Living Fae

Affirmation: My wishes and desires have been heard. They are carried on the wings of faeries and through divine timing arrive at the perfect moment. I AM the creator of my wishes and desires.

Can you hear them? Listen closely. They are the silent whispers and giggles dancing among the leaves and flowers. They see you. Can you see them?

Whether you can see and hear faeries or not. Whether you are believer in their magic or not. Whether you are believer in their existence or not. Trust! Trust that just because you can’t see, hear or touch something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Believe in the power within you to manifest your dreams and wishes into a reality and have faith that they coming. Have faith in divine timing.  There are many reasons why things do and don’t happen when we think we want them to.

Let go of any controlling thoughts on how your wishes and desires should arrive. Allow them to show you their magic. Its amazing how they’ll pop up on you at the most unsuspecting times if you let them.

Oh, the beauty and abundance of summer.  All the seeds we planted are in full bloom.  Enjoy your summer and enjoy receiving everything you’ve been asking for. Remember to take notice with joy and excitement when they arrive and be sure to express your deepest gratitude for all the blessings bestowed upon you. The faeries tell me there are many.

Happy July 4th!

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

Melanie Dawn

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Share Your Love

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Affirmation: I open my arms and share my light and love with the world. I bring happiness to myself and others. I AM love.

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post. My new job and summer festivities have led me to a place where I’m now trying to keep up with myself. Yes, the pace of my life has definitely sped up a bit since the period of my life I refer to as “my dress rehearsal for retirement”. I felt it was time I stop for a moment and dedicate time to No Plan To Happiness.

That’s my soul brother Shaman Durek in the photo above hugging someone who just listened to him speak at Lightning in a Bottle. He spent a good minute hugging each person who stood in line to meet him after he finished speaking . Here’s a person who has dedicate his life to sharing his light and love with the world. He’s an amazing soul.

Its so important to share your light and love with the world. The more you share the light and love eminating from within you, the more you unconditionally love and accept yourself and those you do and don’t know, the more your life will  shape into the beautiful divine magic that is within you.

So share your love today. Remember to give yourself and those around you a great big warm hug. I hope you realize how amazing and beautiful you are.

You are light. You are love. May the magic of summer bring you great blessings. Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family!

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

Melanie Dawn

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Change in Direction

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Affirmation: My new phase in life has transformed into a magical garden. I follow my path to a beautiful bright future.

What’s new in your life? Embrace it! Love it!

Mine certainly has landed in a place where my life took on a whole new direction. Embracing a big change like this can sometimes prove to bring out feelings of uncertainty because everything is so new. It can certainly throw you out of your comfort zone.

It’s good to get thrown out of your comfort zone, and uncomfortable as it might be, it helps you to learn to establish a whole new level of comfort. One that you might have thought you could never possibly have. When things are new and uncertain it brings out a whole new world of possibilities for you. And those new possibilities somehow actually begin to seem possible. Imagine that!

So change direction. Do something different. Make one small step towards something new. You are protected now and in your future. Your future is bright!  All the changes you experience are being directed by your willingness to trust yourself. The more you open your heart to love everything around you. everything in your life, the more your path will lead you to the place beyond your wildest dreams.

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

Melanie Dawn

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True Desires

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Affirmation: I know my true heart’s desires.  I AM clear, open and ready for their magic.

Later this week I’m heading to an annual music and art festival in Southern California called Lightning In A Bottle. This will be my second year attending the festival. I was so inspired by the festival last year that I decided I wanted to help build altars at the Temple of Consciousness this year. The Temple of Consciousness is an area of the festival where they have workshops, speakers, yoga, and meditations. They also have beautiful altars all throughout the temple.

My desire to help led me to not just assist with building the altars but to be given the opportunity to have Living Fae build our own altar in the Temple. So later this week Living Fae (Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth) will be heading there to build an altar. Not only are we excited to have this opportunity to share what the divine inspires us to create but we are also very excited to be working along with Brent “Shrine” Spears who is well known for his amazing temples at Burning Man, Lightning In A Bottle, and Coachella. He is also responsible for the design of the interior of the House of Blues chain.

Another highlight of the event for me is having an altar we’ve built be somewhere where Shaman Durek is speaking. Some of you may recall me blogging about Shaman Durek in my Choose Life! post. Shaman Durek is speaking at 10:30am – 11:30am  on Sunday, May 27th ~ Expanding Your Vessel. When I started building altars at public events it was in collaboration with an event Durek was speaking at so its very exciting for me to be in the same space again with him. It’s like we’ve come full circle.

Building altars is most certainly one of my true hearts desires. I love what it invokes in and evokes from me. I love what channels through me. I love how it comes together in the most magical way. I love the stories they tell. But most of all I love what I’ve seen them bring about for others. It’s always music to my heart when I see someone meditating in front of the altar.

Building an altar is a great way to discover your true desires. However, I know that isn’t for everyone.  If you want to tap in and be clear on what your true heart’s desires are then I recommend looking at images, writing a story and making a creative visualization board.

Something about the magic in the above photo spoke to my heart. Looking at it brings a huge smile to my face. It brings out a sense of awe, beauty and wonderment.  And it reminds me of faeries which I love.

What are you true heart’s desires? Do you have a clear vision on them? Do you know you deserve them? Are you ready to receive them?

Start by looking at images and seeing what kind of emotion that image evokes.  You can go through magazines, your own photos, or check out some great places online like Pinterest. Choose the ones that resonate with you on a deep level. Then once you can see how that image has opened your heart let it speak to you. It’s sure to give you an indication of what it is you desire more of. Sometimes it may bring out something you might desire less of. In this exercise focus only on the ones you desire most.

The next step is to collect a series of images and let them tell a story. Get out scrapbook, and tell your story. Begin to journal your story along with the images.  You’re the main character. Write it in the affirmative and present tense as though it were happening now.  Feel excitement, joy, love, tenderness, peace and the beauty of your emotions as you experience the magic of your desires.

One thing I’ve learned through No Plan To Happiness is not just how important it is to imagine and believe in all your dreams and wishes. But mostly importantly you must let go of how you think they should happen and allow life to guide you to them.

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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