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Musings on a well intented life

<p>Energy follows intent and your aura is a projection of your personal spiritual energy molded by your intent. </p>

<p>“Our [energy] field is created a combination of our pure Spirit energy AND what we contribute to the field through interaction with “our world” (as the who, what, and where of our personal universe) through our inner climate (beliefs, reactions, attitudes, thoughts, emotions, and feelings).”</p>

<p>What shape is your aura? What are you creating and putting in your world today? <br/>
#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #awareness #aura #innerwork #spiritualdevelopment #bookquotes #higherconsciousness #journaling #bookstagram #bethebestyou <br/>
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Energy follows intent and your aura is a projection of your personal spiritual energy molded by your intent.

“Our [energy] field is created a combination of our pure Spirit energy AND what we contribute to the field through interaction with “our world” (as the who, what, and where of our personal universe) through our inner climate (beliefs, reactions, attitudes, thoughts, emotions, and feelings).”

What shape is your aura? What are you creating and putting in your world today?
#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #awareness #aura #innerwork #spiritualdevelopment #bookquotes #higherconsciousness #journaling #bookstagram #bethebestyou
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Posted 5 weeks ago
<p>The choices appear to be many in this plane. In truth, though, are simply either aligned with our Higher Self or ego. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #chooselove #higherself #soul #healing #higherconsciousness #doingthework<br/>
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The choices appear to be many in this plane. In truth, though, are simply either aligned with our Higher Self or ego. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #chooselove #higherself #soul #healing #higherconsciousness #doingthework
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Posted 8 weeks ago

Standing in Our Power

Seeing the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing on the news and catching glimpses of media feeds have given me great pause. I have no doubt that many of you have felt the fear and outrage in the ethers and experienced your own roller coaster of thoughts and emotions. This past week has certainly given me many opportunities to practice everything I’ve been taught.

The path of sexual assault in all its forms is fraught with heartache and one that so many of us have walked. Thankfully these events are unifying individuals and sparking various group movements as people ban together. Others look forward to the future, to insure a that the representatives for the people embody the very character we seek when presiding over the highest court in the land. Certainly, the topic is up close and personal now, being talked about finally in a very open forum.

If you found the shock waves (your own or others) shaking you -reliving old traumas, feeling powerless, or fear of the sense of injustice - you’re not alone. Assault hotlines have exploded and women are coming forward in hoards to speak up - some for the first time, others with a renewed sense of hope that they will be heard.

So what do we do with the thoughts and feelings these recent events may have stirred in us? My answer…don’t ignore them. If we’ve experienced assault or molestation, emotionally charged remnants in our psyche will likely have resurfaced showing us unhealed parts that call for resolution. As painful as this is, it presents an opportunity to find closure, healing, and peace from the trauma. We must remember though, even if we didn’t experience similar events to Dr. Ford, old boundary violations, not being heard, being mocked while in pain, or any number of old situations could claw their way to the surface of our consciousness as we become triggered again by what we witness on the news, in other people’s stories, or in the deluge of media information. Whatever the case, it calls for self-care - kindness to ourselves, seeking support and guidance, and even reaching out for counseling or therapy to bring our own turmoil to a close through healing.

I’m certain we can all see that in the shadow of our current political and social climate, anger and outrage is more and more commonplace. It’s reached a fever pitch as people, especially women, step forward refusing to be mistreated and ignored in their pain. The old urges and/or messages to deny our frustration or swallow the screams of our inner child who needs to be heard will no longer be tolerated - a powerful outcome of our evolution.

Anger is a powerful motivator, one that can move us forward on our path when used with discernment. It can help us out of abusive situations, urge us to set boundaries, and burn away the feelings of injustice. Anger, however, is not where we want to stay because it becomes a corrosive demon, eating us alive from the inside out if left untended.

In navigating these times, honoring where we are is necessary, as necessary as raising our consciousness past all the chaos into a state where we can see beyond appearances. This remains a challenging task when we are hurting. However, when we use whatever lies in front of us or what surfaces in us as an opportunity to heal, we get more adept at getting up and out of the surrounding chaos to stay centered. The more we address our pain and shed it, the more we learn to come from a place of power and not force, two states of consciousness often confused for the other.

What is power and what does it look like? From the teachers of Sacred Garden Fellowship, power is a deep, velvet-covered inner knowing - soft, compassionate, clear, and centered. During the hearing Dr. Ford was a vision of a woman in her power - knowing who she is, speaking with clarity and kindness, owning her space, and standing strong in the den of opposition and mistrust. Through true power, soft and compassionate remain intimately bound with strength and conviction. True power doesn’t scream or demand. It executes with precision and clarity. It flows like water, filling the space where it’s poured, strong and soft. Grain by grain, true power washes the hard, unyielding stones of ignorance and injustice until nothing is left but sand.


Be kind to yourselves, nurture your inner child, and stand together in love.


Blessings,

Adriene

Posted 10 weeks ago

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>Looking at our values helps us grow as we take the time and space to explore what doesn’t serve our highest good and authentically shed it. “Like a beacon that illuminates our ways of being, shining a light on our values offers more opportunities for growth.” #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #grow #lookinside #attitude #values #healing #bookstagram #journaling #bookquotes #evolve #higherconsciousness #bethebestyou <br/>
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Looking at our values helps us grow as we take the time and space to explore what doesn’t serve our highest good and authentically shed it. “Like a beacon that illuminates our ways of being, shining a light on our values offers more opportunities for growth.” #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #grow #lookinside #attitude #values #healing #bookstagram #journaling #bookquotes #evolve #higherconsciousness #bethebestyou
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Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>Practice gratitude…change your attitude. Volume II:Constant Companions #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #soul #healing #selfhelp #mindfulness #challengeyourself #journaling #lookinside #bookstagram #grateful #gratitudejournal #bethechange #bookquotes <br/>
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Practice gratitude…change your attitude. Volume II:Constant Companions #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #soul #healing #selfhelp #mindfulness #challengeyourself #journaling #lookinside #bookstagram #grateful #gratitudejournal #bethechange #bookquotes
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Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>Many times the most basic self-care helps us nurture and soothe us. Create!</p>

<p>#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #volumeoneasinglestep #create #grow #feedyoursoul #bookstagram #journaling #soul #healing #selfhelpbooks #selfhelp<br/>
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Many times the most basic self-care helps us nurture and soothe us. Create!

#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #volumeoneasinglestep #create #grow #feedyoursoul #bookstagram #journaling #soul #healing #selfhelpbooks #selfhelp
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Posted 11 weeks ago
<p>Our Sacred Sister finds anywhere to spread her joy…making miniature landscapes in the most unassuming places. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #Gaia #motherearth #earth #thirdrock #shespeaksingreen (at Lemont, Pennsylvania)<br/>
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Our Sacred Sister finds anywhere to spread her joy…making miniature landscapes in the most unassuming places. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #Gaia #motherearth #earth #thirdrock #shespeaksingreen (at Lemont, Pennsylvania)
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Posted 12 weeks ago
<p>Don’t let your Critical Parent…that hostile inner voice that says ‘you can’t, you’re not good enough, you’re not worthy’…run your life. “…our own inner negative voice blames, chastised, shames, and guilts our beautiful inner child, seeking to destroy it… The same voice may even convince us that it’s disapproval serves our own good, eradicating what appears undesirable in us. All the while, our inner child’s zest for life threatens the rigid ways of this unloving narrative known as our inner critic…”<br/>
#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook <br/>
#grow #transform #selfhealing #soul #book #journal #bookstagram #bookquotes #heal <br/>
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Don’t let your Critical Parent…that hostile inner voice that says ‘you can’t, you’re not good enough, you’re not worthy’…run your life. “…our own inner negative voice blames, chastised, shames, and guilts our beautiful inner child, seeking to destroy it… The same voice may even convince us that it’s disapproval serves our own good, eradicating what appears undesirable in us. All the while, our inner child’s zest for life threatens the rigid ways of this unloving narrative known as our inner critic…”
#thesouldiscoveryjournalbook
#grow #transform #selfhealing #soul #book #journal #bookstagram #bookquotes #heal
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Posted 12 weeks ago
<p>The mask is who we want to be or want others to think we are. It’s filled with shoulds and musts and a false sense of self. Your Light is waiting patiently for you. A soft, gentle voice and knowing that remains faithfully and supportively until you’re ready to hear and witness. You are Light, love, beauty, truth…let You, the true You Shine. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #read #soul #love #selflove #sacred #bookstagram <br/>
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The mask is who we want to be or want others to think we are. It’s filled with shoulds and musts and a false sense of self. Your Light is waiting patiently for you. A soft, gentle voice and knowing that remains faithfully and supportively until you’re ready to hear and witness. You are Light, love, beauty, truth…let You, the true You Shine. #thesouldiscoveryjournalbook #read #soul #love #selflove #sacred #bookstagram
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Posted 12 weeks ago

Browsing Archive: November, 2017

Honoring Sacrifice...Desiring Peace

Posted by Adriene Nicastro-Santos on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Spirituality 


Honoring Sacrifice...Desiring Peace

by Adriene Nicastro-Santos

The happy in Happy Memorial Day sometimes feels like such a mis-fitting holiday wish. Memorials tend to be inherently sad and the energy of these days can bring old, unhealed loss rushing to the surface.

Fortunately, through better understanding we can learn to celebrate loved ones who have passed across the veil. Our honoring, toasting, and loving promenade down memory lane helps us heal. And when can remember that they are free of ...

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Spiritual Healing: A Brief Glance

Posted by Adriene Nicastro-Santos on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Spirituality 


Spiritual Healing: A Brief Glance

by Adriene Nicastro-Santos

After many years of self-development and internal work to release the long-held pain of past traumas, I found myself still struggling. Something in traditional psychotherapy and classical introspection wasn't doing the trick. Something was missing. That was when I began to seriously study spiritual teachings and receive spiritual healing.

Now, mainstream healing trends are often relegated to a trip to the doctor and a prescription of l...

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New World Declaration

Posted by Adriene Nicastro-Santos on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Spirituality 

New World Declaration

by Adriene Nicastro-Santos

The fourth of July has taken on different meaning for me this year in the wake of political, social, environmental, and economic unrest. We appear to be a country divided...divided by political views, by social injustice, on care for Mother Earth, and an economic rift steeped in lack. What we witness in the news, in communities across the country, in casual and intimate encounters, and in our own experiences with a vastly changing climate, breeds...

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Honoring All Mothers

Posted by Adriene Nicastro-Santos on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, In : Spirituality 


Honoring All Mothers

by Adriene Nicastro-Santos

To all you many mothers,

We wanted to extend a warm and loving mother's day wish to all mothers - biological mothers, step-mothers, adoptive mothers, pet mothers, den mothers... We know that there is much love and care that you give to those in your life. You have embarked upon a journey that has many twists and turns, joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams. The journey to give life, guiding and nurturing, and finally setting those offspring loose upon...

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Constant Evolution

Posted by Adriene Nicastro-Santos on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,

Constant Evolution

by Adriene Nicastro-Santos

     Those of you who spend time with me in group or other venues have witnessed the struggle and profound lessons of the past months. On this journey of spiritual growth, witnessing the challenges of those who appear as our teachers can be frightening. But if we are a student of The Course in Miracles or A Course of Love, we know that teachers and students are relative terms. At times we clearly are one, at times the other, but always uncovering an...

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