Healing, Inspiration, Self-Love, Spirituality

We are Grieving and It’s Okay.

My husband and I sat down to watch Netflix. Last Tuesday, our kids were finally in bed and we were having a chance to connect and talk about how we are feeling about all the things that are happening in our world, and in our personal life. We live in Massachusetts. The schools closed on Thursday March 12, 2020. As everything was happening I was feeling fearful, worried. I couldn’t get my mind around what was going on. I worried about my kids, and wanting to make sure they were safe. I worried about my parents and their well-being. I worried. Plain and simple I was laced in anxiety. I tried my best to keep myself busy and distracted. But my body kept holding the fear. And I got tired from it…

How have you been?

Days went by, and on this particular Tuesday night that my husband and I were talking we expressed how life felt completely unhinged, upside-down. He asked, “Are you still feeling fear?” And I said, “Not as much, I think I’m just really sad. But it’s more than sadness. I think what we are feeling is GRIEF.” And he said, “Yes, I think you are right.” Grief, hu? Yes, grief. Today my 10 year old son asked me why he feels this weird feeling inside himself? And I asked him to tell me about it. Then I said, “You are feeling grief.” We talked about how we felt when our Dog died unexpectedly from a heart attack this past summer. He said, “Well, it’s not exactly like that kind of hurt.” And I shared, well no it’s not. We loved him. That’s a different kind of grief. But what we felt then is still a bit like what we are feeling now. We are feeling an unxpected loss. We have lost what “feeling normal,” feels like. We miss our friends, our activities, our freedom to go about our town, and to travel and look forward to things. We miss the life that we used to have. I imagine we all do. In fact, if you are feeling grief, it might not just be coming from within you. It is also coming from the vibration of the world. Because we are all interconnected, we all feel each other’s grief; the world’s vibration carries grief right now. And since most of us have more time to sit and reflect and be aware of our thoughts our bodies are actually telling us what we are feeling and holding inside ourselves. So we notice our feelings even more.

How are you doing?

So now what? How do you tend to your grief? You recognize and give yourself permission to feel this grief; you feel the sadness, fear, discomfort, etc. Don’t dismiss it. You do what you need to do to love yourself through this. Imagine what you’d do for a grieving family member or best friend. And do this same thing for yourself. Offer yourself compassion: “It’s okay to be feeling this.” I’ve been sitting with my grief these days. And working at tending to myself. I find that writing has been a place for me to release some of the sadness I feel. Writing this post is helping me right now. It gives me a place to feel connected. All of us being here together is healing. I imagine many of you are finding ways to release your feelings too. If not, do something out of the ordinary for yourself and be creative. If you can, go outside and listen to birds singing or notice something you haven’t before.

What are you doing to tend to yourself?

Be gentle with yourself. Know that it is okay to feel what you do. It is okay to grieve. It is okay to be you. You are created with divine design. You are formed from LOVE.


And as you go about your day. Offer yourself love. Offer someone you care for some love. And let your love heal you, and as you do this your love will help change the vibration of the world…

And you will begin to heal. We will all begin to heal together.

Blessings of healing and kindness upon you, Erin

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Author’s Note:
***We all have different reactions of how to handle what we are feeling. And my professional experience as a hospital Chaplain, has taught me each of us grieve differently. So we each have to work at accepting our friends and family with love and being supportive to each other as we are grieving. Even if the way you grieve is different from your partner’s, parent’s, friend’s etc. way of grieving. We all need each other right now. So supporting one another is deeply important to our healing.

Healing, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirituality

Be Kind to Yourself: A Blessing of Self Love

These are hard days. I find myself getting weary as the evening falls upon us. The days are filled with daylight and busyness with my children. They are good distractions from the internal story I hold. But when evening comes, my mind quiets and I begin to feel all the confusion my body is holding. The confusion that wonders, how is all this real? This virus has altered life so suddenly. ..

How are you?

There was no way to prepare for how this would feel and there is no playbook to tell us how we will feel tomorrow and the next day; the only thing you can do is feel what is inside yourself at any given moment. And whatever you feel is okay. It’s real. .

You are not alone. I’m right here with you feeling it too. Each of us is right here with you, feeling it too. So be kind to yourself, and allow yourself to feel. You are amazing!

And I honor you for your honesty of being you. I honor the divinity of you.

~Namaste🦋

How are you doing today?

I hold space for you. We all hold space for you.

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Blessings upon you & all that you hold & feel, Erin

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Healing, Inspiration, Spirituality

Change your vibration and heal the world

For a good few minutes, I forgot about what was happening in the world and felt like me. It happens from time to time, usually when I let my nervous system go off high alert, and I watch T.V. covered with a warm blanket over my lap, drifting off into the world on the show, forgetting my own. But of course the waking up happens, and my nerves go back into shock, and I realize I’m not dreaming. This kind of waking and sleeping of my body is so confusing. Nightmares are supposed to be dreams and real life is supposed to feel “normal” and safe, right?

I was watching “The Flash” Season 2 with my husband. Barry Allen is in battle with Metahumans from Earth 2. They have come to cause havoc on our earth. And of course The Flash and his team have to figure out how to conquer them. They realize that these Metahumans vibrate on a different frequency than humans on our earth do. Barry’s team realizes they need to create a sound that confuses their nervous systems and then the Metahumans no longer can cause harm. And as I watched this it dawned on me how this is the story we are living right now.  We are sitting here in our homes on our Earth and The Virus* has come to cause havoc. And it vibrates at a different frequency than people do. It’s frequency is void of LOVE, it is of something else. It is causing more than just fear and anxiety, it is causing us to be separate from each other. It is taking from our way of life. It is shutting down the places we go for fun, taking from our earnings, isolating us—the things that are opposite to our humanness. And as The Virus does this it is changing the vibration in the earth and in us. And thus, we need to go beyond protecting ourselves and fight back in full force with our hearts. We need to LOVE Greatly; we need to open our hearts in a profound way. We need to take all the love that we have inside ourselves…that deep love we have for our children, our pets, our families, that LOVE that is the divine creation of us, and we need to open ourselves in multitudes, beaming that love straight from our hearts into the world, into the universe. Then when This Virus comes floating by it no longer can find us because our frequency has changed. And then we win.

But winning is more than just conquering The Virus. It’s an awakening in ourselves to our true essence. Just imagine when we conquer the fear and anxiety that consumes so many of us, and walk out our doors to reconnect with one another with love deeply shining from our hearts how incredible life will be. I can feel it. Can you? And when we awaken and find each other shining our Love and light intentionally out into the world we will discover nothing can really harm us; and a great healing will happen. You can change the vibration of the earth; you are a force of love and a spirit of hope at work in the world.

So take some intentional time out of your day and open your heart into the world. Let love beam from you in whatever way feels natural to you: a prayer, a song, a dance, words on paper, meditation, art or anything else. Imagine this world of ours full of your love and full of the love of each person. Pretty awesome, hu?

Blessings upon you now & always, Erin.

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*The Coronavirus 2020.

Blessing, Healing, Inspiration, Self-Love, Spirituality

A Blessing of Healing for Yourself

Look inside yourself,
the place where Love lives
the Love that makes you feel bigger than yourself,
(like Love for your children, your spouse, your pets etc.)
the Love that makes you feel alive,
the Love that makes you feel whole…

Feel this Love:

Let it flow from you
just as it does each time  you share it,
but this time stop it before it leaves
and turn it towards yourself,
filling all the places within you:
your cells, your heart, your skin, your mind & soul
with your own powerful Love.

Let this Love you give to others
be the Love you give yourself.

Blessing of Healing for Yourself
Feel this Love:


Hold the frightened one

the grieving one,
the hurting one,
and tell them gently
what you need to hear,
and let yourself scream,
let out your cries,
curl up and hold yourself in your arms,
all the while Loving Yourself with this great love from within you.

Feel this Love:

Send all of your Love to You.
the same kind of Love
that the sun offers the Earth
as it rises in the morning,
embracing everyone, and everything with its light
beaming hope upon you
and awakening your body, mind and soul to their
Healing Power.

Blessings, Erin

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Inspiration, Poetry, Spirituality

Love Came Knocking One Stormy Night

Love came knocking one stormy night
I answered, “Can’t you see I’m busy?”
The house is a mess,
There’s clutter everywhere.
I need to get the kids to bed,
And the animals need to be fed.
My husband’s shirts need to be cleaned
I’m really trying not to be mean.
Love said, “No problem.”
“I’ll talk to you soon.”
I said, good-bye and closed the door.
I breathed in a sigh of relief.
No expectations
No worries or fear
Of what Love might say about my disheveled life
She was gone.

But then the thunder rumbled and the house shook.
And everything came tumbling to the floor.
My eyes filled with tears
And I yelled, “Why?!”
“Don’t you see how hard I try?
I try to keep everything perfect,
And I always seem to fail.
Nothing’s ever in the right place
And now this?
It’s too much for me to do.

So I tried to run out the door,
but the storm blew me back inside.
I fell upon my clutter and began to cry.
And the cascading waterfalls flooded the room.
I had to come up for air.
So I swam as hard as I could
[To just get my head above the surface].

Then air.
Pause.
Deep Inhale.
Breathe.

And then it struck me,
Oh why was I so stuck inside my head?
How could I be so worried about my life
that I could leave Love outside for the night?
“I’m sorry,” I yelled!
I’m so sorry I didn’t want you here.
I’m sorry my life is so full of fear.
Please oh, please Love, Come back!!!
I need you so.

I looked out into the abyss.
I sighed.
I couldn’t see a thing.
No sign of Love anywhere.
And then a voice inside my heart,
“Forgive yourself my child,
Let it go.
You are too hard on yourself.
The mess can wait.
All the work will get done.
But you don’t have to do any of this alone.
Please sit down
Open your heart and pray.
Now listen to what I have to say,

I am here.

I am here.

I am here.

 
I look out the door again,
The sky is full of stars.
The clutter around my feet is gone.
And Love, she is here.
She’s always been here.
She will always stay.

For Love has made her home in You.

Blessings of Light & Love Around you and with you Always, Erin

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Healing, Inspiration, Poetry, Spirituality

LOVE is Eternal

LOVE was there for you
before you came into this world.
LOVE dwells in you now,
every day
& forever connects you to all LOVE
even after death
because the beating of every heart
vibrates through all eternity.
LOVE is endless.
You are dearly, LOVED.”
-Erin

valentines-day-love-quote

Where ever you are in your journey of life, may you always know you are LOVED. Nothing can ever separate us from love, not even death. LOVE travels beyond all space and time.

Blessings all around you,
Erin

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Healing, Inspiration, Spirituality

Your Restless Spirit is a Gift

There is a restlessness in our spirits. It is in the air, speaking through the earth and in the heartbeat of people. I’m sure you feel it too. This restlessness is a longing we are communicating to one another as we seek a deeper way to love one another, and to stand strong in the midst of defeats.

Restlessness is a beautiful gift. It awakens your sleeping spirit to become more than you already are. This feeling causes you to stop and notice that being comfortable in the mundane, is not what you were created to be doing. You are so much more, for the world and for yourself. So listen. Yes, listen hard and pay attention to what is happening within yourself. Be still with yourself. Take time to pray and meditate so you can understand the longing in your soul. Let your spirit leap!

Futhermore, restlessness calls you out of yourself and causes you to seek out others. It awakens our need to be in connection with one another and to bring about love and kindness. Our restless spirits seek each other out, and begin to work together to bring about beauty in the brokenness around us and in us. And as loving spirits find each other, the energy of the earth and the air transforms into Divine energy. Do you feel it?

We were not made to just accept life as it is. Each of us has a soul that is always longing for something more. It is this longing that causes us to be restless. And since the deepest essence of who we are is in our soul where Divine Light and Love reside, the force that is greatest in life is LOVE. So as you embrace your own restlessness and attune yourself to the restlessness of others, be still and let LOVE be the force within you that calms all fears and defeats all that is not LOVE. And allow LOVE to lead you forward in all that you do, and all that you imagine.

LONGING for deeper peace and love is the instigator of your restless spirit. LOVE drives you forward so that you do not just settle. It keeps the fire of longing lit so you seek to be more. Because many people, like you are experiencing longing LOVE is joining people together today. LOVE is the light in the world that says, “No matter how dark it may be, I will always be with you, lighting the way for you.”

Therefore, do not become discouraged with life.  Do no despair. Do not worry. Do not become consumed by fear. Instead embrace your restless spirit; place your hand on your heart and send yourself love. Breathe in deeply and let the energy of all the LOVE in this world that magical-experience1other restless spirits are sending out fill your soul. Then send this LOVE back out into the world and universe. Open your eyes and see and feel the mystery and magic happening all around you. LOVE conquers. LOVE wins. LOVE blossoms. LOVE connects. LOVE is the eternal promise.

Always allow your restless spirit to awaken you to discover the magic, the mystery and beauty of yourself and life.You are LOVE at work in this world.

Blessings all around you,
Erin
Bella Bleue

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Healing, Inspiration

Blessing the New Year of YOU

Blessings on this New Year of YOU…!!

new-years-blessing

Happy New Year!

Blessings all around you, Erin

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Inspiration

The Winter Solstice’s Silent Blessing

May you be BLESSED...

Listen to the whisper of the winter as it quietly enters your life today. The silent tip toe of the snow upon your nose or outside your window can easily awaken your heart to a deep felt sense of peace. There is so much gift in nature. Nature blesses us with itself, so that we are able to awaken our spirits through the gifts of our senses and our awareness. And as we awaken deep within our soul we experience blessing.

Today is my best friend of 25 years, 40th birthday. She celebrates her birthday with gratitude in her heart because she has been given the gift of 40 years. (She lost an amazing friend to cancer 2 years ago). She deeply realizes that life is a gift…She reminds me that mine is too…so is yours…

May you too see the gift in your life, as this winter comes upon you. And as each day gets longer and brighter, may you feel more light in your life. May you celebrate your own light, and share love with others. May you recognize, deep within your soul, the absolute amazing blessing you are, and the amazing blessing of your life.

Listen to the whisper of winter…it calls to you. Its silence awakens the peace deep inside of your heart…

winter-solstice-trees

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Inspiration

Life has Marvelous Plans for You!

You are created with marvelous design. Not only is your body amazing at how it can heal, create and move, but your inner spirit, the true essence of yourself, is simply and uniquely amazing as well!  There is no mistake in your creation. Your dreams and deepest longings are evidence of who you are meant to be in this world. So listen to these longings, and follow your dreams. You were brought into this world at this time to share your gifts.

When you ignore your dreams you can easily get stuck in feeling unfulfilled in your life. And as we know, being unfulfilled in life leads to an inner feeling of emptiness. Sometimes we try to fill this emptiness with the business of you-will-find-your-way_shrunklife, and the routines of life:like going to work because that’s what you do, watching TV, even going for a walk just to move your body; but if you aren’t actually looking at the dreams in your heart, and trying to understand what they mean for you, being unfulfilled can continue daily.

You certainly are not alone on feeling unfulfilled at times, and maybe even daily. I know all these things way too well. That’s why I am writing again today. I am sitting down with my thoughts and sharing them with you. Being a wife and mother are very fulfilling for me, but there is also the deeper part of me…the part that thrives on sharing the spiritual journey of life with others, that I need to tap into again. Sometimes we need to recall where our heart was in the past to know where we are going now. I’m listening again to the calling I had 18 years ago…Listening to the Beloved One, calling me in my heart, and leading me along my path today.

Listen to your inner voice, deep in your heart, the one that is leading you to your own truth.  You will find a inner happiness unlike anything you’ve felt before. And if you can’t figure out what is being said to you, listen even more. Try things out. Don’t be afraid to fail, and get back up again. Go on a retreat. Read books about setting your goals. Read the Bible. Search out a success coach. Seek out a trusting friend. Write in a journal. Do something creative. Spend more time outside. Write a daily gratitude list.  Do whatever you need to listen to your authentic inner voice.

But most importantly…

DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS! & KEEP TRUSTING…YOU WILL FIND YOUR WAY!

May you too be blessed with hearing the Beloved One calling you in your own heart…leading you to the deep, amazing person you are.

Blessings, Erin

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