5 Of New Beginnings Last Years Best Reads (Non Seasonal)

aaaby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,

the last year was magical and has brought beautiful blessings of abundance and growth to me and my passion as a writer. Over time many of you resonated with me and the guidance I received for our collective path. So today allow me to share the 5 most enjoyed (not season related) articles, that my follower made the “Best Reads” in 2015. I hope they bring you insights, guidance and lots of inspiration for your personal creation of the Golden Age of Aquarius!!!
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ReadiBest Read Number 1:
Synchronicity, Number Sequences & Angel Messages
In this very special time of our transition into the Golden Age of Aquarius, synchronicity for the human collective is aligning with the universal number language. What does that mean? It means that timelines open, and for thousands of people the energetic understanding of number sequences (as 222,333,444,11:11,…), sacred geometries and even music (when composing music, you can choose to write it down either in a note or in a number and every musician can read it that way – it is the direct translation of “everything is vibration”) will grow. Read here the full article!!743
Best Read Number 2:
10 Signs you are called to be a Western Shaman
Trait Number 4.) Have you fallen deathly sick in early childhood, survived a deep coma, had a near death experience or spend your nights constantly in the state of lucid dreaming? This are all considered calls from the spirit world. In shamanic traditions especially being on the verge of drowning and survived a fire of some sort, are seen as signs of a calling to become a Shamanic Healer. Read here the full article!!
mastersBest Read Number 3:
What to Know about the Ascended Masters
Now is the time for all of us, to connect with the realm of the Ascended Masters! To start a co-creative relationship based on the feelings of equality, respect and joy, to cut all the old ties of negativity or limiting doctrines and to start feeling the presence of the other world in your everyday life as a supportive force. With some devotion and practice, this is possible for all of us. The Ascended Masters are basically humanity’s elder brothers and sisters, beings of light supporting the ascension process of the human collective as well as of the individual. Most of them walked the planet for many lifetimes, refining their light body through the practice of constant energetic awareness. Read here the full article!!lkhigh
Best Read Number 4:
6 Abilities an Awakened Man desires in a woman
1) An awakened man wants your true authentic self:
An man on the awakening path, needs a woman who knows herself. A woman who clearly is aware of her core values, strong and centered enough not to change – just to be with him. A woman who does not feel the need to prove herself to anyone. Not to him, not to the outside world. A woman who knows how to communicate, live and share her desires. He will be grateful to her, as long as she shares her true authentic self with him. The loving, inspiring and embracing parts of your true being, as much as the challenging and not so comforting parts. A woman willing to take full responsibility for her being, and her own feelings. Read here the full article!!s
Best Read Number 5:
7 Signs your Spirit Guides are Present
2.) Vivid Dreams
When we get attuned to higher energies, more and more doors in our subconscious open for bigger receptiveness. But as most people in the world today have a very full schedule and engage in far to many daily 3d activities, it sometimes is easier for your guides to make their way into your dreams – than to reach your awareness during the day. So when our connection increases, often our dreams get far more vivid. Read here the full article!!

Dear Ones, I hope you have fun with this “best reads” from the last year! I hope the insides help and bring inspiration for your personal development and awakening path!! May you be well guided always, and have fun discovering your own essence daily a bit more!
Love and Blessings!!!

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Harmony – The Scientific Method for Greater Self-Mastery

masterDear Friends,
Just as I wrote about the impact of Numerology, Sacred Geometry and the Angels on our energetic transformation, in this incredible preparation for a collective awakening in The Golden Age of Aquarius, I run into this article from the 80’s already talking, from a scientific point of few, about the amazing changes we are undergoing as a collective and the role the divine forces are playing in it. The text starts already with a twin flame reference, talks about the Great Central Sun and the divine I AM presence, the sound OM, all energies crucial to the successful energetic calibration of 7 billion people, into a physical life in a 5th dimensional state, and it moves on to a scientific explanation of the universal harmony within!!
Keep burning in the violet flame of the Ascended Masters Saint Germain and the Golden Flame of Master Lanto, for a smooth transition and blissful New Beginnings!!!
Wish you deep concentration and absolute presence with your inner and the outer world, in this ever shifting times of Planet Earth!!
Blessings and New Earth Power!!

This is an excerpt of a dictation by God Harmony given at the Easter Conference 1980 and published in the Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 23 No. 24.
Now in joy we begin to accelerate the initiation of our chelas (servants) into the golden flame of God-harmony.
I AM the one bearing the office and the mantle of that flame. I AM come into your midst with the refreshing light of the universal rhythm of the stars which keep the flow of harmony. As hearts unite in love, they establish this flow of harmony in the very center of the community of the Holy Spirit.
Now as we would accelerate the responsibilities of our chelas for holding the balance in the earth in time of transition, we come to show you that the flame of God’s harmony creates a magnet of the Central Sun. That supreme magnet of love harmonious is all-attractive of all good and all-repelling of all evil. Therefore those who survive when the earth is in chaos, disintegration and death must understand clearly, that the antidote for all of this is the purity of harmony.

downloadHarmony is a Science

Harmony is a science, my beloved, even as music is a science; and the notes of mathematics strike the chords of cosmic principles. My fascination with the Great Silence, my meditation – ultimately attaining to the very light of nirvana – enabled me to begin to understand the frequency of the soundless sound.
Entering into that inner light, I discovered the key to God’s harmony. And therefore the flame that I keep, I do keep out of awe for the inner knowing of the presence of the Word before it is spoken. When it is the soundless, yet still a sound—as it were, a minus sound before the moment of crystallization by Elohim.
Harmony, then, is the balance of light, of sun centers, electronic force fields. When there is balance, then there is harmony. When there is balance and harmony, then and only then can there be acceleration.

Acceleration Through Balance and Harmony

You may have wondrous gifts of virtue, but often in a lifetime or many lifetimes an individual life-stream does not exceed a certain level of attainment professionally or a certain level of virtue. When the individual reaches the line where there is no longer balance, than it cannot carry into an accelerated momentum that virtue, which may function at a lesser vibration.
Take, for example, a top that spins. In order to spin, it must have a certain acceleration and a certain balance. Thus when the law of harmony functioning within you goes below the level of a certain acceleration, it can no longer be maintained. And this is when discord enters in with disintegration and ultimately self-destruction. Thus in order to have the key of harmony, you must have the key of the acceleration of love.
This love is the absorption into God and unto God of all of the flow of the river having four heads, passing out of Garden Eden and out of the Edenic light into the four receptacles of the four lower bodies. Wherever energy is tied in knots of self-deception, of dissonance, of selfishness, of hatred—all of these manifestations, including anxiety and fear itself, cause the deceleration of that which is God-harmony within the very fiery core of the threefold flame itself.

Thus when the momentum of dissonance becomes too great, the top of the threefold flame cannot spin. When its three plumes are of differing height, out of balance, it cannot spin and therefore the resurrection fires do not glow.
Thus when considering, then, those who have certain virtues which they cannot exceed, we contemplate individuals who, for example, under normal conditions may express patience, mercy, kindness, but as soon as stress and distress is introduced into the life pattern, then the individual is no longer kind, patient, and merciful.
This is because these qualities have received only a certain impetus to acceleration. They have not accelerated further because of the impediments within the four lower bodies.

images (3)These impediments are as islands of darkness in a sea of light. That is the condition of consciousness. For where consciousness is a sea of light with islands of darkness, these islands can be inundated with the flame of love, freedom and transmutation – and therefore they can be readily dissolved.
So when individuals are not attentive to maintaining the cosmic sea of consciousness and allow the precious gift of the receptacle of Life to become more and more dominated by larger and larger islands of darkness – and these islands become continents – than soon they occupy more space and time within the energy field than the sea of light. And therefore the individual has not the ability to press forward and to accelerate any gift of Life, any flame of creativity, or to see through the completion of a simple project.
Therefore we turn the attention of our chelas to the science of God’s own flame of harmony. It is the Holy Spirit of Alpha ray forth to Omega, sounding the universal OM and registering in the negative Matter spheres as the gift of individuality within you. Thus the letters h a r m o n y reveal the inner science of the Lord God’s transmittal of his light and its ultimate destiny to sustain in Matter the individualization of the God flame called YOU.

Source: http://www.summitlighthouse.org/harmony-method-for-mastery/

Synchronicity, Number Sequences and Angel Messages – The September shifts!!

anBy Edith Boyer-Telmer
Dear Friends,
by now you might have heard about the big shifts in the human energy field, expected for the last week of September this year. Already over the last few days, some of you can have noticed “number sequences” trying to make their way into your awareness.
In this very special time of our transition into the Golden Age of Aquarius, synchronicity for the human collective is aligning with the universal number language. What does that mean? It means that timelines open, and for thousands of people the energetic understanding of number sequences (as 222,333,444,11:11,…), sacred geometries and even music (when composing music, you can choose to write it down either in a note or in a number and every musician can read it that way – it is the direct translation of “everything is vibration”) will grow.
It is a way of the universe knocking at your door, asking you to understand the sound – the frequencies – standing behind the numbers. To start translating the feelings, life situations and decisions, related to them. The more understanding you gain, the clearer the details of the divine blueprint of life unveil themselves to you.

You can expected, that during the coming weeks, in meditations, healing treatments and shifting work, an increasing number of people will be internally connected to sacred geometries, numbers and sound. They will see more shapes shifting from inside, colors will turn more vibrant, sounds will be rather experienced with the sensing body than the ears.
Now it is not really news that numbers carry a specific vibration – their personal sound of the universe. Already Pythagoras – the founder of Mathematics – found in his combined studies of alchemy and mathematics, traits of this universal language.
And this very Pythagoras, is in the Ascended Master realm known as the Ascended Master of coding and decoding….. of hiding and unveiling….. of forgetting and remembering…..
That is the reasons, why guides often transmit messages by showing you sequences of numbers.

When you hear the same song repeatedly or see the same number combination, who do you think is behind this? It’s your own divine guidance, calling you to uncover the unseen and understand the transition from energy into matter.
So pay attention every day, and in particular till the end of September, how often the same number sequence, same love song, same poem, same shape comes up and know, the guiding helpers are always with you!! The universe is talking all the time, it is on us to learn how to listen well!
Love and Blessings Edith
Here some information from the beautiful Doreen Virtue, how the angels use numbers:
111 — Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb.
It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts.

222 — Our newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work!
Keep holding positive thoughts, keep affirming, and continue visualizing!!!

333 — The Ascended Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often, especially when you see the number 3 pattern around you.

444 — The angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.

555 — Buckle your seat-belts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being “positive” or “negative,” since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.ang

666 — Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. This number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between heaven and earth. Like the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” the angels ask you to focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs will automatically be met as a result.

777 — The angels applaud you…congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true. This is an extremely positive sign and means you should also expect more miracles to occur.

888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career, or relationship phase. In addition, it means, “The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them.” In other words, don’t procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labor.

999 — Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. Also, it is a message to lightworkers involved in Earth healing and means, “Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right now.”

000 — A reminder you are one with God, and to feel the presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also, it is a sign that a situation has gone full circle.

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Secrets In Plain Sight – Macrocosmic Harmony

The best temples serve as bridges between human scale and the macrocosm. When Beverly Spicer sent me the following image, something clicked and I understood the human body, the Sphinx and the Pyramids in a new way. I’m not sure which book this black-and-white geometric analysis of Pharaoh Rameses II was scanned from—it appears to be mirrored all over the Internet.


The nemes headcloth has distinctive, straight-edged folds, which imply an intersection point above the head. Nested equilateral triangles locate the pharaoh’s third eye appropriately as an all-seeing-eye in the center of the triangle (like the eye of providence on the dollar bill).

That reminds me of an image I made recently. Here is essentially what I wrote about it on Facebook:

Beauty is experienced in the world, love in the body, and truth in the mind. The eye of horus in the center symbolizes the view of any observer. The transcendentals are ontologically one and thus they are convertible: e.g., where there is truth, there is beauty and love also. The transcendentals are irreducible qualities of awareness. The circle represents the seeming boundary between your interior sensations, thoughts, and perceptions and your exterior body, mind, and world.


Just as the transcendental qualities of awareness (love, beauty, truth) are ontologically one, so too are the trinity of data types you experience. How far from your awareness are your sensations, perceptions or thoughts? Examine your experience and you will see that there is no distance.

Do the thoughts running through your mind take place in a fundamentally different place than the sensations of your body or your perceptions of the world? They are all convertible because all this data is experienced by awareness and yet we have no trouble identifying which channel the information flows through. There is a fundamental and irreducible trinity to awareness.

I now see this ontological trinity as the fountainhead of relationships such as Isis/Horus/Osiris, Mary/Jesus/Holy-Spirit, and even Neutron/Proton/Electron.

Following a hunch I wanted to see if the Sphinx’s nemes followed the same pattern. I discovered that the pattern is similar but is also subtly different. The Sphinx’s nemes doesn’t imply nested triangles but the uraeus symbolizing the pharaoh’s pineal gland is located in the center of the vesica piscis as indicated by the crossed red lines. Incidentally, I described how to draw this image step-by-step in the latest installment of my Photoshop User Magazine column, Beyond Photoshop.


Zooming out, the G2 pyramid also appears to fit the pattern.


It clicked for me when I realized that the geometric template for the Sphinx is the same as the geometric template for the Great Pyramid that I published in my book Quantification. The edge of the inscribed equilateral triangle measures 555.5 feet in the Great Pyramid.


In this way the House of the Temple (it was never a tomb) is a macrocosm of the Body carved on the Sphinx. Zooming out once again, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula is a macrocosm of that House. As above, so below.


The above image wonderfully illustrates Mircea Eliade’s homology, Body—House—Cosmos, from his book “The Sacred and the Profane” (1959).

A big synchronicity for me is that I learned about this three-level holographic homology not from reading Eliade but from reading Beverly Spicer’s excellent book and PhD thesis from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas called, “The Ka’bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology,” which she was kind enough to send me. Remember Beverly was the person who sent me the black-and-white Rameses II image? That whole sequence of events was quite illuminating!

Speaking of illumination, did you know that the human eye is most sensitive to a wavelength of 555 nanometers, which forms the center point of our visual perception? At other frequencies, more radiant intensity is required to achieve the same luminous intensity.

See how the colors are strongest in the middle of the color ramp and fade away as they approach the infrared and ultraviolet ends of the spectrum? 555 nm marks the midpoint.

555 Nanometers

The peak luminous intensity of sunlight also has a wavelength of 555 nanometers. This should be no surprise because our eyes evolved, or perhaps were designed to view the light of our particular Sun. The beauty of repeating 5’s harmonizing our visual perception, 5 symbolizing life, is not lost on me.

After reading a stimulating article Joe Dubs linked on Facebook entitled, “The Pythagorean Relationship Between Pi, e, and Phi” by Peter Felicetti, I realized I already knew the content, but I hadn’t considered the following geometry algebraically before. One can arrange Phi, Pi and e as an almost perfect Pythagorean triangle, but there is a tiny gap that I labeled “The Mystery” at the end of my article on Graham Hancock’s site.

This mystery is drawn to scale

When I saw it algebraically, a few more puzzle pieces fit together and it is no longer a mystery to me but a harmonious work of rational design from a very high level.

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The Quadrivium

The same gap that we hear between twelve just perfect fifths and seven octaves (known as the Cycle of Fifths or the Pythagorean comma), the relationship of transcendental constants arranged in a Pythagorean triangle, and the orbital mechanics of our planet are all related because we are living in a mathematical construct. This was known long ago.

“All is number.” -Pythagoras

The above image expresses the quadrivium: number, geometry, music, and astronomy. In other words, number in itself, number in space, number in time, and number in spacetime.

I knew the Solar Year also factors in the Earth’s equatorial circumference—the following equation was published by John Michell and Robin Heath in The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth. I made this illustration commemorating this important relationship, one that essentially defines the foot.


Speaking of Michell and Heath, they were the authors who deciphered the 5:12:13 triangle and its connection with the lunar cycle. When I was researching extending the Pythagorean theorem into three dimensions, I came across a diagram connecting the 5:12:13 and 3:4:5 triangles. That, and studying Gary Osborn’s work, inspired me to put together this image showing how dynamics related to the Earth, Moon and Sun emerge from something as fundamental to geometry as the first two Pythagorean triples.

Number in space and spacetime

Earth’s orbital circumference has certain clear resonances with our measurement systems.


Bringing together what I wrote about in Cubits, in my book Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture and Consciousness, and from my recent experience participating in Graham Hancock’s forums when I was author of the month, these pieces now fit together with greater clarity.


Michael Kuser wrote something on my wall that inspired the following image. The first part shows the combined diagonals of the cubes bounding Earth and Moon compared to their average distance from the Sun are proportioned as the foot is to the mile (99.3%).
Lawrence Edlund discovered that the average distance of the Earth to the Sun compared to the distance light travels in one revolution of the Earth around the Sun are proportioned as the inch is to the mile (99.9%).
I put two and two together and graphically show how our units of measure resonate with our local macrocosm.


In “Rotations” you see more proof that our system is a product of base-10 design. The Moon’s orbital period with respect to the fixed stars is 27.3 Earth days. Earth actually rotates 366.3 times per year relative to the stars because the orbital motion of the Earth around the Sun causes roughly one additional rotation of the planet on its own axis. Here is what Knight and Butler had to say about this phenomenon in Before the Pyramids (p240), where they describe how the megalithic system is based on the division of a circle into 366 units:

“In a solar year the Sun rises 365 times but, during the same time, a star will have risen 366 times. It sounds odd but it’s true. Each day according to the rising of a star (a sidereal day), is 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds in length, whereas a mean solar day is 24 hours in length. That leaves a discrepancy of 236 seconds, which over the course of a year amounts to another 24 hours. It is part of the clockwork mechanism of our solar system that there are different sorts of years, dependent on what one is observing. Our megalithic and pre-megalithic ancestors in Britain focused on the number of times a star rose in a year, and the result was 366 times [366.3 with one more digit of accuracy].”


Tonight I realized that the product of these rotations, 27.3 x 366.3 = 9999.99. What are the chances? I can’t begin to calculate the astronomical odds against such a numeric symmetry if our planet and its natural satellite were formed by random processes. Note that this product is independent of units and calculated solely on number of Earth rotations relative to our Moon and Sun.

Peter Plichta’s book God’s Secret Formula: Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime Number Code taught me that 1/27.3 ≈ 0.03663 and 1/366.3 ≈ 0.00273, which you can easily verify with a calculator.

The ratio of the polar diameter of the Earth to the polar diameter of the Moon is 3.663 and vice-versa, the reciprocal ratio is 0.273 with more than 99.9% accuracy. This means the Earth and Moon system’s rotations and sizes are related in a reciprocal mathematical relationship.

Of course this is another example of what I have called “The Mystery of 273,” in this page out of Quantification.

The Mystery of 273 (update)

Is what we call “conscious thought” incredibly rare in the grand scheme of things, relegated as it is to 2-3mm of neocortex on the surface of our brains?
We and all other organisms on this planet live in a thin biospherical shell 2-3 miles thick. The Earth orbits the Sun in the sweet spot where oceans are kept liquid and the planet retains a transparent atmosphere so perfect for astronomy and our survival. A planetary magnetic field and ozone layer shields us from the charged particles continually pouring out of the Sun, along with many variables conductive to life being fortuitously fine-tuned.

Our system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy in another sweet spot, a circular band where products of stellar fusion such as elements heavier than helium are plentiful enough, but star formation isn’t still so active that we are bombarded out of existence. In this light, consciousness appears to be a gossamer membrane, a rare and exquisite miracle in all the cold vastness of space. This membrane/shell structure is another Body—House—Cosmos homology if you think about it.


The following comparison highlights another possibility. The neuronal structures within our brains, roads (which evolved organically around Paris rather than through city planning as in much of North America), and the large-scale structure of the universe (simulated on the Max Planck supercomputer) all exhibit the same specific branching, filamentous pattern. Come to think of it, so too do mushroom mycelial mats, and maps of the entire Internet. What these disparate phenomena have in common is that they are all information processing networks.


If we view Paris from the level of cars, then roads don’t seem to be self-aware. If we view the large-scale structure of the universe from the vantage point of supercomputer simulations computed on Earth, it doesn’t seem self-aware. If we were able to view a neural structure from the point of view of electrons it probably wouldn’t seem self aware to them either, just a kind of electrical network.

However, when we use our own neural structure to introspect, then awareness is self-evident. It’s really a question of which way you are looking. If the universe looked inward, then it presumably would be self-evident that it is self-aware, including all its in-formation including suns, planets, cities, roads, people, neurons, electrons, etc.

The amazing thing is we experience this same self-awareness at our level. We are a microcosm of larger wholes and have microcosms within. Perhaps cells are also self-aware, coordinating the activities at their tiny scale. The organism of which they are a part wouldn’t seem to be self-aware to them at all. Talk about all that would seem like mere philosophy.


This is yet another example of the Body—House—Cosmos homology. The human built environment accessed by roads, our “House,” is a macrocosm of the neurons in our Body, and the large-scale Cosmos is a macrocosm of our House. It is the same form, harmonizing and coordinating information at vastly different scales.

The universe itself looks like it might literally be “the mind of God,” a self-aware matrix in the process of creating complex in-formation. Awareness is not rare, but the ground of being. There has only ever been, is, or ever will be awareness being aware of itself.

That said, our limited form of consciousness might be rare and in a way, precious. We occupy the privileged position of being right in the middle of it all.


However, our awareness doesn’t require human minds anymore than the Sun requires a candle for illumination.


Everything is sacred, everything is precious.

Source: http://www.secretsinplainsight.com/2015/02/12/macrocosmic-harmony/

30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself

QoR8Bv1S2SEqH6UcSJCA_Tea2Hey you! Did you know that you’re very special? There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. It’s not about being self-absorbed or narcissistic, it’s about getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness. We practice self-love so we can push through our limiting beliefs and live a life that truly shines.

So do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the following:

  1. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile.
  2. Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive.
  3. Move that gorgeous body of yours every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.
  4. Don’t believe everything you think. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe. The downside is this also stops us from living a full life.
  5. Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.
  6. Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you, so you cannot fairly compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should compare yourself to is you.
  7. End all toxic relationships. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.
  8. Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.
  9. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.
  10. Embrace and love the things that make you different. This is what makes you special.
  11. Realize that beauty cannot be defined. It is what you see it as. Don’t let any of those Photoshopped magazines make you feel like your body isn’t perfect. Even those models don’t look like that in real life.
  12. Take time out to calm your mind every day. Breathe in and out, clear your mind of your thoughts and just be.
  13. Follow your passion. You know that thing that gets you so excited but scares you at the same time. The thing you really want to do but have convinced yourself it won’t work. You should go do that!
  14. Be patient but persistent. Self-love is ever evolving. It’s something that needs to be practiced daily but can take a lifetime to master. So be kind and support yourself through the hard times.
  15. Be mindful of what you think, feel and want. Live your life in ways that truly reflect this.
  16. Treat others with love and respect. It makes us feel better about ourselves when we treat others the way we hope to be treated. That doesn’t mean everybody will always repay the favor, but that’s their problem not yours.
  17. Find something to be grateful for every day. It’s inevitable that you are going to have your down days. This is fine and very human of you. It’s especially important on these days to find at least one thing you are grateful for as it helps to shift your mind and energy around what’s going on.
  18. Reach out to family, friends, healers, whomever you need to help you through the tough times. You are not expected to go through them alone.
  19. Learn to say no. Saying no sometimes doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you a smart person.
  20. Forgive yourself. You know that thing you did one time (or maybe a few times) that made you feel bad, embarrassed, ashamed? It’s time to let that go. You can’t change the things you have done in the past but you can control your future. Look at it as a learning experience and believe in your ability to change.
  21. Write it down. Head swimming with so many thoughts it’s giving you a headache? Write them all down on a piece of paper, no matter how crazy, mean, sad, or terrifying they are. Keep it in a journal, tear it up, burn it, whatever you need to do to let it go.
  22. Turn off and inwards. Grab a cup of your favorite tea, coffee, wine, whatever your choice of drink, and sit down for a few minutes on your own. No TV or distractions, just you. Think about the wonderful things that are happening in your life right now, what your big dreams are and how you can make them happen.
  23. Give up the need for approval from others. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita Von Teese
  24. Be realistic. There is no person on this earth that is happy every single moment of every single day. You know why? Because we are all human. We make mistakes, we feel emotions (good and bad) and this is OK. Allow yourself to be human.
  25. Get creative and express yourself in whatever way you like. Painting, writing, sculpting, building, music, whatever takes your fancy, and make sure you leave your inner critic at the door. There are no right ways to be creative.
  26. Let go of past trauma and wounds. This can be a really tough one and it may be one of those times you need to turn to others for support. The truth is though, when we let go of things that have happened to us it’s almost like a weight is lifted off our shoulders. We don’t have to carry that around with us anymore. We deserve better.
  27. Find your happy place. Where’s the one place you feel totally at ease, calm, happy, positive, high on life? Go to that place when you are going through hard times, or imagine yourself being there. Think about how it feels, what it smells like, what it looks like.
  28. The next time you are feeling happy and on top of the world make a list of your best qualities and accomplishments. It may sound a little corny, but it can be a wonderful reminder when you are having a day that’s less than amazing.
  29. Get in touch with your inner dialogue. If it’s anything less than loving, encouraging and supportive, it’s time to make a change. You deserve to be spoken to in the same way you would speak to your best friend, sister, brother, daughter, or son.
  30. Have fun! Get out there and do the things that light your fire. Enjoy them, enjoy being you and enjoy your incredible life.

I feel better already 🙂

BY  Shared from: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/30-ways-practice-self-love-and-good-yourself.html

The #1 Stressor You Need to Eliminate in 2015

imagesWe’re starting to catch on. Overall we’re becoming savvier.
We’re starting to understand that resolutions don’t have a whole lot of meaning if you make them just to make them — or because you think you’re supposed to.
Especially if you’re trying to pile on more duties, obligations, and responsibilities to an already overstuffed, over-stressed, and jam-packed life. Who’s got room for that?
So not only do you end up further away from that goal you committed to, but on top of that you’re pissed off at yourself for backing down on yet another self-made promise.
Next thing you know, that well-intention-ed New Year’s Resolution has turned into a double whammy of additional stress in your life.
Okay we’re starting to get it: Doing more is not the solution.


But it’s not as simple as just doing less either. It’s not just about subtraction. Trust me. I tried that, too.
When I was feeling burnt out, I would give myself permission to just “be lazy” at home or on the couch. But that tended to backfire on me as well.
Ten hours later and 13 episodes into a Netflix binge-watching session, I would find myself feeling guilty — like I was doing something wrong the whole time. It kept me from truly enjoying my relaxation attempts, and it certainly didn’t refresh me.

That’s when I realized that de-stressing is more than just a matter of taking breaks and ceasing your normal chores and activities.
It also matters what you are feeding yourself in the meantime — what you choose as a substitute for the time you may have otherwise spent mindlessly scrolling through your Facebook news feed (or other activities that put the guilty in the term guilty pleasure).

So what’s the solution? If you ask me, it’s not any one thing. In fact you can approach it from multiple angles:

  • Do less.
  • Stress (way) less.
  • Stand still more. Long enough to catch your breath.
  • Then when you’re ready, feed yourself. Fill yourself back up with whatever you need at that particular point.

Need a recovery or a refill on that tank you feel has been on empty for some time now? Go fill it up. Not feeling like your beautiful, confident, and good-vibed self? Go find her and feed her. Feeling disconnected from those you love, those that make you laugh, or the people that just ‘get’ you? Go find them and plug yourself back in.
Feeling caged in, stagnant, stuck in a certain place in your life (whether geographically or metaphorically)? Get out. Find different scenery. Change your environment. Transform your state. Smell different air. Tickle your taste buds a different color. Pop in a new soundtrack.

Feeling the weight of all the things you haven’t gotten to, all the loops still left open, all the stress of the plates in the air that need spinning? Set them down. Give yourself permission to let yourself stand still and be wherever you are.
That is my double-dog dare for you for 2015:

Do less. Be more.

Imagine what would happen if just one day a week you practiced doing less and being more? It’s actually easier than you think.

Here Are 62 Ways To Help You Make That A Reality:


  • 1. Ditch the itinerary. Take the day as it comes.
  • 2. Ditch the decision-making. Let your mind wander away for a bit, and you’ll be shocked at how easy your decision becomes.
  • 3. Ditch the solution-based thinking. Rest that beautiful brain of yours.
  • 4. Ditch the criticism, and harsh judgments about yourself. Vow to treat yourself like your own personal B.F.F . That inner-critic can be brutal.
  • 5. Ditch the boundaries, constraints, and rules that you normally place upon yourself. Save those time, logistic, and creative constraints for the other six days of the week.
  • 6. Ditch the wire. Unplug from technology, make yourself unreachable, or switch that phone off. It’s amazing what happens next.
  • 7. Ditch the guilt. What you did or didn’t do is a-okay.
  • 8. Ditch the shame. Who or where you are right now is exactly where you’re ‘supposed to’ be.
  • 9. Ditch the blame. Reasons, justifications, explanations, or assigning fault won’t change what happened. Just accept it and let it be there.
  • 10. Ditch the comparison. What you should’a, would’a, could’a done. Who or where you should be, would be, could be by now. What he’s doing. What she’s doing. What they’re doing. It doesn’t have to make a difference to you.


  • 11. Rest your brain. Decision-making, problem-solving, communication, movement, making sure you’re alive. It’s got a lot on its plate. Let it catch up.
  • 12. Free your mind. Feelings. Emotions. Thoughts. Words. Internal conversations. They are happening all the time.
  • 13. Release your heart. That tug coming from yourself or from someone else. Give your heart a day to rest.
  • 14. Feed your soul. It’s seeking connection, spirituality, culture, self-actualization, growth, evolution, belonging. Listen to it. It’s always telling you something.
  • 15. Oil your joints. They move your body and create motion. Just like the Tin-Man did, those joints of yours need some love.
  • 16. Chat with your muscles. They move your joints and create power and force every time you move. Treat them to some rejuvenation.
  • 17. Talk to your tissues. They pad, protect, buffer, and connect you to the rest of yourself. Your fascia, your fat, and everything in between can partake in conversations. Learn how right here.
  • 18. Acknowledge your organs. They pump, pulse, inhale, exhale, regulate, process, digest, and ‘keep a watchful eye’ 24/7. Those little workhorses need a break too.
  • 19. Hone in your senses. Listen to glorious music. Feel the sand under your toes. Experience delicious aromas. They sky is the limit when it comes to tickling your senses. There’s the five you learned about when you were a kid, and then a bunch of others that comprise your sensory system (like detecting balance, temperature, pressure, and pain). Play around.
  • 20. Feed your gut. It’s responsible for more than just digestion. It plays a major role in mood and well-being. Fuel your body as well as your hunger.


  • 21. Connect through conversation. There’s nothing quite like connecting with your words, your thoughts, your beliefs. Hear and be heard. Listen and speak.
  • 22. Actually LOL. (That means “laugh out loud” if you’re reading this, mom.) Whether it’s recalling old memories with a friend or giggling over a “That’s what she said joke,” laughter lights you up and sets you free.
  • 23. Connect intimately. You can create intimacy with or without sex.
  • 24. Have an orgasm. Need I say more?
  • 25. Cuddle or spoon. You never need an excuse to cuddle. Or spoon.
  • 26. Connect with your body. Your body is your partner-in crime for the rest of your life whether you like it or not, so if you need to, start waving the white flag and talk to it.
  • 27. Connect with your senses. (See #19)
  • 28. Connect with your soul, your spirituality, your faith, or your core values. Get grounded. Connect with your truest self, your connection to the universe, and the parts of you that make your spirit fly.
  • 29. Connect with your well-being, your mood, your happiness. It’s always nice to connect with others, but being able to find your own ‘brand’ of happiness all by your lonesome is priceless.
  • 30. Connect with your creativity. You’re never too old, too busy, or too rusty to break out some watercolors, belt out a karaoke tune, put pen to paper, dance, create, or pull your own magic out of thin air.
  • 31. Connect with nature. Fresh air. Cool breeze on your face. A change of scenery or altitude. And a little self-reminder that this planet we call Earth is truly a miraculous wonder.
  • 32. Connect with animals. Because we all could learn a thing or two about ourselves simply from being around animals. Mammals especially.
  • 33. Connect with movement. Most people don’t realize how precious their bodies are until it’s injured or taken away in some capacity. You don’t need a planned workout or anything formal to move your body the way it was designed to move. Dance like no one’s watching, run around outside like a carefree child, or simply connect in sync with every inhale and exhale. Humans were designed to move.
  • 34. Dance: (Please refer to #33)
  • 35. Connect with music. Because the rhythm is gonna get you.


  • 36. Make a list of everything that you can do in two minutes or less. If it only takes two minutes, you’ll get more out of it than you put in, and two-minute tasks can really add up.
  • 37. Batch, chunk, and plan your tasks and to-dos for maximal efficiency for the future. Put like tasks with like tasks, and set your brain up for more focused work in the future.
  • 38. Organize, clean, Feng Shui, rearrange, create good vibes in your environments. It’s amazing how a clean, organized environment can change your state of mind.
  • 39. Remind yourself, recount, or recall things you may have forgotten. It’s impossible to remember every thought, task, or ah-ha without a little reminder or trigger to help you out.


  • 40. Decide that today’s the day to forgive yourself. No you don’t need to keep punishing yourself.
  • 41. Decide that today’s the day to forgive someone else. Perhaps it’s finally time.
  • 42. Declare that today’s a new day. A cat nap or a good night’s sleep can make any day seem like Day 1 again.
  • 43. Decide that today’s the first day of a new week. Fresh starts can renew us. And no it doesn’t have to start on a Monday.
  • 44. Hit the reset button and declare it a new month, a new year, or any new allotment of time that moves you. We all have those periods of time we want to wipe clean or start fresh on. You don’t need to wait for December 31st to roll around to make that happen.
  • 45. Hit the reset button on your relationship with someone else. Sometimes it’s necessary, whether it’s a beginning or an end.
  • 46. Hit the reset button on your relationship with yourself. You can be whoever and whatever you say you are. Draw the proverbial line in the sand (whether it’s marking a beginning or an end) and start being who you truly are and truly want to be.


  • 47. Give yourself permission to spend time exploring. You don’t need to know why or where it’s heading. Let yourself be curious and interested.
  • 48. Give yourself permission to say no.
  • 49. Give yourself permission to not please everyone. It’s a great opportunity to ask yourself what pleases you.
  • 50. Give yourself permission to resign or walk away. It doesn’t make you a quitter.
  • 51. Give yourself permission to press pause on something you need a break from. You can always press play again when you’re ready.
  • 52. Give yourself permission to act like a kid. Let the kid who lives inside of you (who lives inside all of us) come out.
  • 53. Give yourself permission to play. Don’t worry whether or not you look good, look cool, or perform well at it. Just play to play.
  • 54, Give yourself permission to be silent.
  • 55, Give yourself permission to be still.
  • 56, Give yourself permission to be plenty. You’ve done enough. You’ve given enough. You are enough. You’re plenty.
  • 57. Give yourself permission to feel beautiful, desirable, lovable, and wanted. Nope it doesn’t make you cocky or overly confident.
  • 58. Give yourself permission to live powerfully, passionately, and purposefully. Don’t worry if it makes you seem dreamy, lofty, or weird.
  • 59. Give yourself permission to create something. You have some sort of creativity within you. We all do. You just need to find it.
  • 60. Give yourself permission not to explain yourself. You don’t have to feel like you owe anyone anything.
  • 61. Give yourself permission to do everything on this list in your own time, as it serves your life.
  • 62. Give yourself permission to just be. Just be and breathe.

Bottom line: Most of us don’t have the space in our lives to go make extra commitments, promises, or resolutions.
For a lot of you, doing so would simply add more stress to your life.
So what if 2015 really was different for you?
What if you stressed less?
What if you filled your cup back up, little by little, drop by drop, week by week?
What if you created connection in your life that didn’t involve your smartphone?
What if you divided and conquered the duties in your life instead of letting your life divide you?
What if you hit the reset button and gave yourself a fresh start or perspective?
What if you gave yourself permission to simply let yourself live — to experience all the fun and possibility in your life that exists outside of all the stress and running around?
What if you simply decided to do less and be more?
I double-dog dare ya!

Leanne Ellington is a writer, a mad scientist, a storyteller, an ambidextrous hoolah-hooper, and wholeheartedly believes that peanut butter should become the fifth food group. Her career started after she personally lost over 100 lb. of fat and then went on to help other women do the same thing through her weekly television segments, award-winning corporate wellness programs, and women’s fitness studio.

Posted: 01/08/2015 8:20 am EST, Leanne Ellington, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leanne-ellington/the-1-stressor-youll-most_b_6404822.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living