Depressive thoughts?

Robyn Openshaw, aka the Green Smoothie Girl, sent an email out that speaks to exactly what I started doing mid summer 2020 that pulled me out of Lockdown depression!!

What did Robyn say?

Balance.

Yes, it’s all about Balance.

She’s been talking and writing tips for staying mentally, emotionally, and physically well for some time, see this article of Robyn’s from April 2021:

https://greensmoothiegirl.com/natural-ways-deal-with-stress/

But my problem was, I didn’t reach out to Robyn (or search her blog), reach out to anyone, or even read my own book, when I experienced DEPRESSING THOUGHTS!

Thankfully, I was able to pull out of the DEEP dark hole in mind, but it was a scary time! I didn’t even cry (as I would have years ago). But my strong WILL kicked in at some point, and I told myself, “Go for a walk.” That’s right! As simple and innocuous as that sounds, just getting off my rear and stepping outside, really was the beginning to me getting my Life back!

I started noting things I noticed in Nature. I started noting new thoughts as they dropped into my mind, as I was walking.

It was hot.

I was sweaty.

I had bugs nipping at my body.

Then, I began Communing with the Trees on our property and along the dirt street while I was walking.

After a few weeks, I had started a new diet program that came my way. And I had started some new supplements.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took. Yes, I did.

But what became even more exciting was that I began to codify my thought processes and subsequent actions.

And all of that is what I pulled together to create the loose, creative framework for others to use in building their own daily ritual(s) called, Integrated Spiral™.

Because we already have all the books, videos, podcasts, tools, and such to get ourselves healthy and happy, but not the processes in place to integrate them into each day!

And the thing is, practicing simply a few Integrated Spiral methods, the first is something I call, Gratitude F-L-O-W, you can begin to experience a mood lift! I love uplifting others. Now, we can help each other. It is possible to feel better, relieve anxious feelings and find relief from the struggle. Let’s talk.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Career writer speaks! Discover your most valuable words: WordPLAY

A career writer speaks: WordPLAY by Sheila Murrey, Embodiment Wordsmith 

Workshop: Release the WORDS that no longer serve you; Exchange those words for uplifting, inspiring. and empowering ones that raise your consciousness and benefit ALL. 

A writer speaks: Words Workshop has been evacuated and rebranded as WordPLAY and sessions are being scheduled.

Audience: Wellness business owners, small business owners, teachers, speakers, managers, and parents.

In the WordPLAY Playshop

We will:

Identify the words we USE and when we speak them with an intention and tone that carries the frequency of a “to destroy” curse, such as the words typically spoken when we’re angry, upset, or in pain;
Use an intentional and elegant process to release the WORDS that no longer serve us, such as, low frequency, negative ones.
Playfully explore how we can replace lower vibration words with higher, more purposeful words to uplift, inspire, and empower ourselves and others to raise your consciousness and benefit ALL by expanding and elevating our collective consciousness.
And we’ll mine for words that resonate higher (and reach farther into the ether) to become aware of the empowering CHOICES we have when it comes to improving our health and wealth with our powerful words. Yes, voice matters (in multitudinous ways)!
As well, we will let go of words we overuse, that are unnecessary, or those we say because we think we need to fill empty space.

About the Process

During the WordPLAY playshop, you’ll be encouraged to play with thoughts and words in this interactive workshop (where the facilitator will be using a whiteboard and 3×5 index cards).
This will be an empowering exercise in Awareness, by a writer with over 33 years of career experience and two degrees, both in science (aviation business) and the arts (visual communications).

Bonus

We will uncover brilliant SEO keywords to expand our reach in the Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul Internet space! 

Send an email (Subject line: WordPLAY class) for class dates, times, and fees. Package discounts are available. Group sessions in person and online are available.

Both subtle results (new awareness) and tangible will be achieved.

My credentials

A bit about us

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Plus, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

I am currently setting appointments to speak at bookstores, libraries, crystal shops, acupuncture and chiropractic offices, and other holistic, natural healthy lifestyle businesses.

Embodiment Wordsmith | Entertaining Speaker & Educator : Profoundly raising consciousness to ease us into living a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Specifically, I connect with small business owners and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Meaningful scents

Scents that mean something

I have come upon two lovely products with scents that take me back. Ah, indeed one even honors my ancestors!

A great grandfather of mine (many greats back in my lineage), happened to be a fairly known rose gardener in England or Wales. So, it may surprise you to know, as it did me, that while touring the Roman Baths in Bath, England a few weeks ago, that I would stumble upon this gem: The Wiltshire Beekeeper’s English Rose Hand Cream! I picked two up, mostly just because these tins were small and useful (neat little souvenir), and to have something to give to my sister-in-law, Rose.

Wiltshire Beekeeper’s English Rose Hand Cream

Once we got back home and I began to use this luscious rose scented balm on my hands, when suddenly I was struck with the memory of my mom always telling me a phrase her father (my grandfather) used to say, “Take time to stop and smell the roses.” Ah! And the tears flowed. I remember grandfather! I do this everyday now because it uplifts my mind and well-being. 🌹

Wiltshire Beekeeper's English Rose Hand Cream

Wiltshire Beekeeper’s English Rose Hand Cream

Wiltshire Beekeeper's English Rose Hand Cream

Wiltshire Beekeeper’s English Rose Hand Cream

Bettys Naturals Raw Shea Body Butter

Bettys Naturals Raw Shea Body Butter

Bettys Naturals Raw Shea Body Butter

Bettys Naturals Raw Shea Body Butter

Bettys Naturals Raw Shea Body Butter

Once I smelled this body butter (and I don’t normally even use body butter), I had to buy it. Yes, it smelled THAT amazing! And it’s vibrant scent somehow put me at ease.

Once I got home, I looked at the label again and realized my mom’s name was on the label: Betty. Aww! Such a mystical find! So, I am wonderfully pleased with both of these beautiful holistic products that please my well-being.

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

 

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Open to a little more… Heart Activation

Heart Activation opens you to more

As I have learned from my meditation practices, through it ALL, the point is to allow yourself to open and grow as the beautiful lotus flower blooms and blossoms from the mud. My dear ones, yes, it is possible for your life to lighten and brighten!

No fear

When you know that the Universe has your back, you know you are fully supported and safe.

My dear friend and teacher, Kim Cintio has helped me to transform my life (even more and in many ways), but specifically I’ll speak now about her Heart Activations.

Since meeting Kim on our journey to Sedona (see my previous post), we knew we were “birds of a feather” and were on a path to learn and grow together. She’s been awakened to the mystical, metaphysical, and miraculous realms longer than I perhaps, though as I prepared to write this, I remembered events from my past that were miraculous. I’d merely forgotten about them and didn’t always have the language to explain them either–plus, I know I was scared to talk about such things! However, the point here is that if you want to clear disharmony and release old triggers–spiritual, emotional, or such, reach out to Kim for a Heart Activation. A Heart Activation is a wonderful and gentle way to start (or amplify) your Awakening.

Resonance of the Heart

I continue to learn so much about our heart and brain coherence. And as I learn, I think back to the day (at one of Kim’s psychic development classes), when she offered a heart activation to each participant. As Kim stood in front of me and we both closed our eyes, I do not know the particulars of what she did, or how she did it, but I felt a warmth in my heart (or heart chakra) and I felt peaceful! Whatever had been going on left my mind and I was nearly in a meditative state! I know I smiled afterward. I don’t think the process was even 5 minutes of our space-time. But I know that feeling has never left me, when I focus on my heart and BE-ing open.

Heart and brain coherence is a topic that I will write further about and link back to this article, but in the meantime, if you’re curious about the science of that, look up the work of Gregg Braden and Dr. Joe Dispenza. One wonderful link is here.

Transformations

From my knowing and working with Kim and from attending her psychic development classes new awareness came to me, including:

  • My open attuned and activated heart is an amazing beacon that draws to me the people, places, and experiences I will grow the most from–Yes!!
  • Life’s good, even when we think something bad has happened. As in, when we experience a perceived loss, I ask myself now, “Did I really LOSE anything”?
  • There’s always a lesson in ANY experience
  • Recognize new paths as they appear–with less judgement
  • Embrace new others as I meet them–ones I may not have readily been so easy to like before
  • Nothing is wrong; and that brought to mind Dr. Alison’s book, What If There’s Nothing Wrong, which I studied a few years ago. I also wrote a PR piece and article about this amazing book. Yes!

If you are interested in learning more about Kim and the healing and clearing services she provides (which I highly recommend), click here.

And so, what do you think I say to my soul-aligned, dear siStar Kim?

Wait for it…

Thank you for assisting me to remember who I really am. THANK YOU!

I know you and I dear readers will meet on this journey.

Art. Finding the perfection in the imperfection of life. ❤️🦋🌀🙏☯️😉🌹

We Are All Connected. ❤️🦋🌀

Namaste. OM

 

FOR SOME FUN

Check out this original song, The Connection. My husband wrote this song (inspired by moi) and it was performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio. You can download it (it’s Track 14) from this link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chevyfordband2

A BIT ABOUT ME:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Karmic RePatterning: A 4-week Akashic Healing Program

A 4-week healing program

I have received several invites recently that have to do with changing behavior patterns. And while I am sure each one has its merits, I didn’t feel aligned with any, until now.

Making the same mistakes
Making the same mistakes

This 4-week repatterning program, facilitated by Alania Starhawk, is focused on questioning why certain experiences or scenarios keep showing up in our life, lifetime after lifetime.

Join us

I hope you joined us. If not, I hope you will visit Alania’s website and follow her to get notified for other programs.

If you would like to expand your consciousness or are curious why you keep making the same mistakes (repeating similar situations keep showing up), this series may bring you a greater sense of knowing.

Allow yourself to open and grow. As a flower blooms and blossoms, it is possible for your life to lighten and brighten.

No fear

Allow Alania to present you with newfound awareness to assist you in releasing fears and insecurities. We can come to find that the Universe has our back. We are supported. We are safe.

If you are seeking to improve your relationships, improve your job outlook, or direction in life, this program can be of benefit.

We’ll journey into the Akasha together for a dive into the mystic to clear past disharmony and release old triggers–spiritual, emotional, or such.

If you are interested in other healing services offered by Alania, click here.

I hope to meet you on the journey.

We Are All Connected. ❤️🦋🌀

Namaste. OM

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

UPDATE

This particular program has ended, but the journey continues… and Alania is giving us a bonus call, due to a little tech glitch on the last call). She’s a giver in that way! Yay! 😉

From my participation in Alania’s classes, new openings for me occurred, including:

  • Trusting more when new paths appear
  • I can repattern any limiting thoughts; even the ones karma set up for me
  • It’s okay to shift my focus, particularly one I thought had to be the way it was
  • Nothing is wrong; and that brought to mind Dr. Alison’s book, What If There’s Nothing Wrong, which I studied a few years ago. I also wrote a PR piece and article about this amazing book. Yes!
  • Life’s good, even when we may doubt. Life’s really good, all the time.

FOR SOME FUN

Check out this original song, The Connection. My husband wrote this song (inspired by moi) and it was performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio. You can download it (it’s Track 14) from this link: https://www.amazon.com/The-Connection/dp/B007K8GEAU

A BIT ABOUT ME:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

CD Review: Simple Truth by Shelley Morningsong will lighten and uplift

CD Review: Simple Truth

The following is my review of singer, writer, and soul-Connected sister-friend, Shelley Morningsong’s latest music CD: Simple Truth.

You can listen to the title track song on Shelley’s website here.

My readers know that I’ve reviewed Shelley Morningsong’s CD before and that I feel she and partner, Fabian Fontenelle, continue to authentically create spiritually uplifting and healing music that connect us with each other, as well as put us back in touch with our own souls. Anyone can listen to Simple Truth all the way through, and be moved.

Shelley’s powerful and rich vocals dive deep to our inner BEings, and stir our emotions.

Each of Shelley and Fabian’s CDs are masterfully produced, thus I feel all will richly enjoy listening. Put it on repeat. Listen intently or listen while working. Either way, you’ll receive the love put into each track on Simple Truth.

Simple Truth
CD: Simple Truth

Songs:

I Wanta Live opens with a single strong drumbeat to set the tone, and then the guitar comes in, following with Shelley’s powerful and rich voice. “Free my mind” she sings.  This song is an uplifting positive life affirmation. A positive message one can use to start each balanced day. Listen at any time to ground and center yourself.

Fatherless Child feels like a true and heartfelt story. I pick up some old blues in this, as it’s a slower tempo. This has clear guitar riffs and wonderful musicality. Shelley’s music is often full of deep emotion. And moving. This may bring tears if you’ve been in or known anyone in a similar situation. All are worthy of love. ❤️

Love Brought You Here is a favorite of mine and I’m not always a fan of duets, however this one is exceptional. The production on this love song is superb! Elements of soul and easy listening. A gentle piano and orchestra arrangement. And vocals that blend exquisitely. Where ever each of us has been, love has brought you here, indeed.

As I listen to the title track, Simple Truth I remember sitting outside on the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona and contemplating my life.  This song beckons us to embrace each day and all lessons. Take time to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate yourself for who you’ve become. Appreciate your family, friends, and neighbors.

Amazing Grace Interlude is a short folksy kind of instrumental of the classic spiritual tune.

Wade In The Water is a cover of a classic spiritual / blues song. I so love Shelley’s smooth voice. I’d never heard this song before, but the more I hear it, the more I enjoy it.

Soul Tie starts off with a rattle and guitar. Shelley paints an endearing story of abiding and timeless love. Soul to soul. We are knitted together and feel the ties. Kindred spirits, yes. Overlapping vocals embellish this elegant tune.

Quiet Place opens with guitar or dobro, which to my ear, lends a beautiful ancient Native American sound. The melody feels familiar. We can wait out any storm with Shelley listening to this track.

In California Dreaming, we hear Shelley’s version of this 1965 song originally written by John and Michelle Phillips and was a hit for the Mamas and the Papas.

With Good Day To Live, beautiful guitar opens and Shelley brings us in with her rich voice and story about it being a good day to live, no matter the season or circumstance. Forgive, let go, because life’s short. We love the melody and guitar work. Aho!

Finding My Way finishes off this CD with organ, piano, and Shelley’s Native American flute. A gentle healing song with an uplifting message. Forward progress promoted. No fear. Shelley encourages us to find and believe in the possibilities.

Overall, I have played Simple Truth from start to finish, even putting on repeat. It’s full of refined and graceful musical wisdom. I feel it’s a CD with which you can heal, and awaken.

Remember, We Are All Connected. Whether we have physical eyes to see or not, our loved ones stand with us. We are powerful and more loved than we may know. We Are All Related.

❤️🦋🌀

Order your own Simple Truth CD (or download individual songs if you’d prefer) from Shelley today –> Click here.

Come out to one of the following festivals or pow wow’s to meet Shelley and Fabian in person! Check the Musical Echoes Flute and Cultural event website to find upcoming dates.

I met Shelley and Fabian at the Brooksville, Florida festival after viewing their video (Click here to see the video –> on YouTube), which totally clicked when Shelley spoke the words that I was given years ago, We Are All Connected.

When you visit Shelley’s website be sure to scroll down, especially if you click on the Store or Gallery links, as there is much to see!

Another way you may wish to connect with Shelley, is through your support with Half the Sky. Click here –> Half the Sky to learn more about how you can help impoverished women and children who just need a hand up.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

To learn more about me Click Here –>> Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful.

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I would love to emcee your outdoor health festival in Florida – reach out to me. I’m a licensed Florida notary and would love to marry people also.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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