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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I Love To Laugh

Affirmation: I see life’s humor. I breath, laugh and relax into the beauty of the moment and lead the way with love.

Laughter is such a powerful healing tool. It helps us to see life from a different perspective when we can stand back from our situations and see a humorous twist. When we do this we realize that maybe we were taking things a little too seriously.

Is there anything in your life that’s been worrying you? Are you letting your worry over the situation be your driving force? Your worry will only be empowered to perpetuate your state of worry. STOP! Let’s shift the energy and allow the power of love to lead the way.

Now the exercise!

Take a deep breath. See the situation before you. Pull yourself outside of it. Be your omnipotent God presence. Your I AM. Laugh! Just start laughing and keep laughing. Laugh until you realize how silly you were for being so serious. Laugh until you cry. Laugh until it hurts. See the humor in the big cosmic joke the universe has just played on you. Feel the magic!

Have a very happy day! And keep the laugher flowing.

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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Natural Beauty

Affirmation: I live in harmony with nature, acknowlege its beauty and respect its resources. I AM one with Mother Earth.

Did everyone have a nice supermoon the other night? I had the priveledge of seeing it over the ocean. It was big and lavendar. It was magical and breathtaking.

I’m sitting here in my back patio at my home in Redondo Beach enjoying the beauty and magic of the nature which surrounds me. It’s a beautiful sunny day. There is a slight breeze with a hint of the scent of the ocean. There are butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering around the red and purple flowers. It’s peaceful and serene. When I sit outside like this, breathing and taking everything in, I harmonically connect with everything around me. I tap into my spirit on a deep and introspective level. I feel expansive and I see how we are all interconnected.  I see how we are one, and not just you and me. Everything. The air, the water, the earth and all its creatures. And what I feel commands a great respect.

One of the most important causes today is our environment and nuturing a love and friendship with the earth, the air and water. The earth is our life force and continuing a downward spiral to pollute does not serve us. The ground we walk upon is not seperate from us. We are connected to it. We are one with it. Just as your fingers, toes, arms, eyes or nose are a part of your body, we are a part of the earth. Collectively we are Mother Earth.

Spend some time outside and allow yourself to connect with the nature that’s around you. Feel it. It’s a blessing.

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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I AM

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Affirmation: I AM that I AM. My wishes are fullfilled.

I’ve been working with Dr. Wayne Dyer’s I AM WISHES FULFILLED mediation. I’ve found it to be both a very powerful meditation and have now seen my very own wishes fulfilled after repeated work with it, so I want to recommend it. This is where today’s affirmation comes from.

I combined my meditation work with listening to his audio book, WISHES FULFILLED: Mastering the Art of Manifesting. You can very easily just do the meditative work with I AM WISHES FULFILLED but I think either listening to the audio book or reading the book is a great compliment because Dr. Dyer provides a really good understanding of “I AM,” which comes from St. Germain’s The I AM Discourses. I read The I AM Discourses quite a few years ago, but Dr. Dyer helped me gain a more clear perspective and understanding of it, which I believe has given me a whole new perspective on the world and how I AM choosing to think and live my life today.

So what does “I AM” mean? I AM is you. I AM is me. It’s very common for us to use the words I am when we are speaking about ourselves. But how “conscious” are we of what we are saying.  I AM is GOD. I AM is your connection to the divine source of creation. In Sanskrit I AM is “So Hum.” When you say I AM you are affirming something about yourself, connecting with the divine, and you are creating your future. So when you say I AM remember to be conscious of the words you use that follow for you are telling divine source what it is you wish to create in your life.

I AM THAT I AM, is the mantra that Dr. Dyer tells you to use in the meditation. “That” refers your intension. What you do is write your intension down and then in meditation “that” takes the place of your set intension. The sounds used in the sound meditation were taken from the Moses Code, and according to Dr. Dyer by combining the sounds with the mantra you are tapping into the most powerful way to manifest your desires.

What I can tell you is from my experience I found what I was working on to manifest very quickly once I started began meditating along with the mantra and sounds. Anyone who is close to me knows just how long I’ve been working on making my recently fulfilled wishes a reality so I’m very honest when I say they manifested more quickly once I began working with the meditation.

Be sure to check them out. And may all your wishes come true. Faith, trust and a little bit of faerie dust!

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

Melanie Dawn

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