Are You Facing Adversity? Draw Near to Dragonfly

There is a dragonfly fluttering outside my kitchen window (at this moment) as I sit and write playing catch up in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.   I am so filled will awe and appreciation for  being on the path that  gives life to my purpose here on Earth.  Every time I see a dragonfly, I  am encouraged  and feel acknowledged from the source that feeds us all,  that I am in alignment  with my purpose and with fulfillment of divine  will.

My first experience with dragonfly was in Sedona, Arizona,  in the  spring of 2007. I was taking a much needed time-out for myself.  My mom  had recently passed away, and this led  me on the path to take better  care of myself, and to do the healing work I  currently do.

Before my magical 5-day stay in Sedona, I had never even  heard of a  dragonfly!  And now they were  all around me.  From my first drawing   from a deck of Indian Medicine Cards,   the dragonfly spoke to me.  As I   read dragonfly wisdom, it confirmed my inner truth and helped me to  overcome  adversity in my lifeIn this moment I  could see the gift that was mine — being able to see past the illusions of my  difficult circumstances. I felt more aligned and centered with my  purpose.

The dragonfly  teaches us how to balance emotion and mental clarity  and control.  Dragonfly medicine works in a two-year  cycle.  If the  dragonfly has come into  your life, you can expect change within this  time period.  Dragonfly people need to honor their health by  spending  time outdoors in the sunlight near streams or lakes. The dragonfly also teaches us to see through our own illusions.

The dragonfly is a reminder that when our deeper thoughts rise  to the surface we must pay attention. There  are lessons to be learned.  We are also reminded that what we think is   actually directly proportionate to what we “see on the surface.” In   short, our thoughts (even the deeper ones that we might not be as much  in touch  with as we are with our conscious thoughts) are responsible  for what we see in  our lives — in our physical surroundings.

The dragonfly gives us a very powerful meditation tool. Close your eyes and focus on a thought,  allowing it to rise to the  surface of your mind’s ocean.  Can you see that thought float lightly up  to  the water’s surface?  Now visualize that  thought moving across  that water.

This exercise is useful when we  want to visualize positive outcomes in a situation.  We see the thought of  hope happily moving across an  ocean of peace (peaceful mind) and gliding to a  perfect outcome.

Dragonfly…
Breaks illusions,
 
Brings visions of power,
No need to prove it,
Now is the hour!
 
Know it, believe it,
Great Spirit intercedes,
Feeding you, blessing you,
Filling all your needs.
  
 When the dragonfly appears, transformation will  begin. 
 
 At times you  may feel like you  are fire-walking your way through life (dragonflies  are really mini dragons  after all!), and yet what is emerging from  within you is a sense of your own inner power and faith in a Higher  Power that no one can ever take from you!   You are in the  process of coming to know and understand who you truly  are and  connecting with the vast source of power and energy that was given to   you by Spirit at the time your Soul came into being. 
 
This power has  grown within you as you have  journeyed through space and time.  Now is the time for it to be claimed as your own in this life so  you may step forth renewed as the powerful Soul that you are!
 
Your SoulFit Sista,
Dana

Number One Best Practice to Moving Beyond “Stuck”

This week I have spoken with many women who say  that they feel  “stuck” and that they don’t know what to do.

When I ask them to  describe it, there was a  common thread.  Each woman said they felt   something heavy on their heart.  And a  few of them said that they were  unaware of this.  I told each woman to open up their hearts to the  gift  of release.

If you are feeling “stuck” in any area in your  life, first I  want you to know that “stuck” is an illusion.

“Stuck”  only exists when we think of the past or jump into the  future.  Stuck  implies not moving forward and judging where you are now  based on a projection  into the future.  Be mindful and  conscious of  the moment with each breath you take.

Relax!  And affirm  peace.   The number one best  practice for never being stuck again is to use  your gift of release.   Your own gift of release is available on the   mental, emotional and physical planes of life.   The act of release  helps you to become an open, receptive channel  through which the  intelligence of the universe can flow to you to cleanse your  life of  worn-out relationships and conditions and make a way for new and expanded good in your life.

Affirming release  is the best medicine I know to heal emotional scars and move beyond being  stuck.

Write  these words of release on a card and carry it with you.  It  would be a good idea to also place another  card by your bed.  Read it  upon waking up  and before you go to bed.  This is the affirmation  I  used when my life was not where I wanted it to be.  It changed my life.

“I Let Go Of Everything And Everybody  That Is No Longer A Part  Of The Divine Plan Of My Life.  I Now Expand Quickly Into The Divine  Plan Of  My Life, Where All Conditions Are Permanently Perfect.”

Your soulfit sista,

Dana

Hope vs. Certainty

What we feel is not based on our experience but on our interpretation of the experience. You are always in control of how you feel. Nothing controls you but you.

    1. Think about something you would like to have happen in the future and hope it will happen.  Close your eyes and notice how it feels to hope. Do you see two different possibilities – having it work out and not work out.
    2. Open your eyes, shake your body out a little and get rid of that hoping feeling.  Now close your eyes and think about this same thing you would like to have happen.  Notice how it feels and how this is different than hoping.
    3.  Open your eyes. What was the difference? You just controlled your emotions!