Healing, Life

Taking time to Reflect & Heal

How often do you give yourself the permission to reflect on your life? How does this time for reflection effect your well-being?

These last couple weeks I’ve been needing some time to just sit back and be a part of life, rather than trying to push life in the direction I want it to go in. Allowing myself to be fully present in my life (accepting life as it is in a moment rather than trying to change people, things etc.) has been very healing. So often we hear how important it is to be proactive about our lives,to take action, to be intentional about the change we want to see in our lives. So I decided to be intentional about bring present in my life. I have been able to reflect, pray, and be fully present in the moments of my life instead of being distracted. As a result I’m appreciating more deeply the blessings I have in my life like my health, my son, my husband, my friends and family, and my spiritual life. This deeper and more intentional presence in my life is allowing me to feel happier, to not be as frustrated, and to be appreciative of my life.

This has been a much needed break for me. I often get angry and frustrated when life seems to be pushing or pulling me in directions I don’t want to go in. And feeling angry takes away from my happiness and diminishes my relationships. Therefore by shifting my focus and by being reflective and calm I have been able to reconnect to my feelings of happiness, and a sense of goodness in my life again.

I am also reading daily spiritual writings that invite me to intentionally reflect, and thus keep my focus on the positive instead of the negative. This has been my saving grace in so many ways because it grounds me back to where my heart and mind most naturally live: in a place of love rather than a place of disconnect.

And a big reminder that has resurfaced in my time of reflection: just be patient, the right answers, the right path will always be shown when the time is right…

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How about you? How does taking the time to be reflective enhance your life?

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue

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Healing, Inspiration

New Year’s Blessing

New Year's Blessing

This Year opens a New Door
A New Story of your life
You have amazing opportunities
alive in you.
Your imagination is your greatest gift

it has the potential to:
Set new goals
Achieve new dreams
Heal broken wounds
Create and inspire
Forgive old hurts
Connect to friends
Paint a photo
Photograph a memory
Write a story

Your life is a wonder
Your mind is a masterpiece just waiting
to be revealed;
Your heart is an ocean that flows
with the tides, bringing healing, love, hope,
and peace to the places in your life where grief,
hurt or bitterness may have lived.

Heal yourself day by day,
and let your healing imagination transform your life.

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue

Happy New Year 2013!

What are you going to transform for yourself this year?

©Bella Bleue Healing™
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Healing, Inspiration

Grateful Healing is Healthy Living

Offering “Thanksgiving:”

Open yourself to receiving the gift of gratitude in your heart. Feel your inner-being transform into a well of peace, love & healing.

When you offer “thanksgiving” for all the many Blessings you have, and allow yourself to be filled with gratitude, it changes your state of mind, and your worldly out-look is suddenly filled with a positive perspective.

  • Your body feels this positive change as well. Even the cells in your body become energized to work towards healing, and health in a more rapid focused manner.
  • You see the world as a more welcoming place, filled with acceptance and motivation.
  • You become healthier each time you allow yourself to feel this gratitude. . You look and see a healthier person in the mirror.
  • Your gratitude and energy surges into the relationships you have, and they too change for the better—they are healthier, more full-filling, more energized, more satisfying, more complete.
  • Your moments of living become gems instead of obstacles.
  • Your Life becomes a GIFT.
  • You become more deeply connected to the Holy and Sacred.

Take the time to feel gratitude, and see the powerful change that happens within you!

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
©Bella Bleue Healing, Health & Inspiration for Your Life”™ All Rights Reserved.
Please also visit my photography site: Photography by Bella Bleue

Awards

Gratitude for Wonderful Bloggers and Appreciation for Awards

I am greatly appreciative to Andrew who shares his wonderful blog, Influence Vs. Control for the nomination for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.

Andrew is a wonderful writer who shares inspirations and proactive solutions to live a happier, and more fulfilled life. Definitely check out his blog!

The “One Lovely Blog Award” has similar rules to many blogging awards.

  1. Give generous thanks to the blogger that nominated you
  2. Write Seven things about your self
  3. Make a list of 15 bloggers you admire and let them know how awesome they are! These folks are the next round of honorees for the “One Lovely Blog Award”
Here’s what I have to do!
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.
The Questions: 
1. What is your favorite colour?
Blue
2. What is your favorite animal?
My Cat Max. Though I also adopted a pup in September, and I’m certainly learning to love my dog too!
3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Lemonade
4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook
5. What is your favorite pattern?
Flowers
6. Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
Giving Presents—fun to go shopping and fun to see the person’s expression…or I love to bake too and giving out baked goods is so fabulous!
7. What is your favorite number?
21
8. What is your favorite day of the week?
Wednesday a.k.a. Hump Day!
9. What is your favorite flower?
Do I have to just have one?! Irises, Orchids, Lilies, Roses
10. What’s your passion?
Creating love and connection through writing, photography, and human relationships–with one another and the created world.
I hope you enjoy checking out the 15 Blogs I am sharing this award with they each have their own lovely way of sharing with the world!
  1. Reality In Progress
  2. Going Dutch
  3. Kindness Girl
  4. Saymberblondi
  5. A Touch of the Divine
  6. A Leaf in Springtime
  7. I Stop for Suffering
  8. Words of Compassion, Creativity & Knowledge
  9. Christine M. Grote
  10. Ember Cove
  11. Words in Breathing
  12. Colour the Day
  13. Starfire
  14. Butterfly Julz
  15. Erica Lee Style

Thank you for your lovely gifts!

Reader Appreciation Award 

 A very gracious thank you to Nikky who shares her deep and wonderful blog, Nikky’s Strength and Weakness for the Reader Appreciation Award. Nikky inspires me with her honest stories and beautiful strength. I certainly enjoy visiting her blog, and hopefully you will too!

Here’s what I have to do!
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominates you.
My nominations for the blogs I really enjoy reading…you should check them out too!
  1. Mindfulness and Me 
  2. Through the Healing Lens
  3. The Ralphie Chronicles
  4. Coco J. Ginger Says
  5. Reality in Progress
  6. Taming the Invisible Dragon
  7. Influence Vs. Control
  8. Amy Keast Intuitive
  9. One More Morning
  10. Katie Raspberry
  11. Operation Have It All
  12. Healthdemystified

Thank you, each of you, for your superb messages!

Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award
 I am so thankful to Reality In Progress for this fun sisterhood award! Reality In Progress writes wonderful poems and shares her thoughts that encourage you to sit back and think about life, while soaking it while you read her words. I encourage you to check out her fabulous blog! I have met wonderful women across the globe because of blogging and am thrilled to share this award!

And these are the rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award;

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
  • Tell 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 other fabulous bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
My nominations for this award:
Another big thank you to Reality In Progress for the Living Passionately Award! I am humbled that you enjoy stopping by my blog. This is a special award to receive, because Reality in Progress shares passion and depth in her fabulous writings. She definitely deserves this award!

These are the rules for The Living Passionately Award;

  • Take a deep breath
  • Think about who you’d like to pass this on to
  • Do something weird and out of the ordinary today
  • Post the award someplace conspicuous…..the underside of the hamper lid, inside of the lav door, at the bottom of the bird-cage.
These are a couple blogs that help me take a deep breath and color my life with their wonderful photos.
Thank you so much to each and every one of you for the gifts I have received from all of you!

Blessings on your days ahead!

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
©Bella Bleue Healing, Health & Inspiration for Your Life™ All rights reserved.


Blessing

An Irish Blessing for You

I wanted to share some Irish music with you today. The music is from the beautiful Uilleann Pipes, performed by Davey Spillane called, Journeys of a Dreamer. Music has the ability to flow deep inside us, and inspire and heal us in ways that words cannot. Feel free to enjoy the images. I also invite you to put the music on in the background as you read my message to you today. Blessings!

I don’t usually say much about my husband, but since it is St. Patrick’s Day, and he is right from the Isle of Eire, aka, Ireland, I had to mention him today! He also is a fabulous source of inspiration and motivation in my life. He has taught me to see the world through eyes of hope: That when we dream and make an effort to really try, somehow, a door will open. It might not always be the one we expected, but somehow a new beginning is always there for us…we just have to look. The door that opened to me today is one of Blessing. I have so enjoyed taking my photos and sharing messages of others, blessings and some of my own poems, and prayers with all of you. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU IS A BLESSING! I am thankful for all of you! I know somehow the spirit of life has brought us together. I am eternally grateful to share in this journey with you. My blessing for you today, of course, is an Irish Blessing.

May you always be blessed, Erin, Bella Bleue

© Bella Bleue Healing, Health & Inspiration for Your Life

Inspiration

Rain-Washed Blessings Inspired by the Irish

The spring brings rain with it. Rain effects us in many different ways.  It can inspire us to go out and take photos of its beauty in nature.  It can also change our state and damper our mood. Rain may unmotivate us, and make us less interested in doing things. But, we know no matter how rain may make us feel, it is inevitable that it will come one day. Rain is also very symbolic: It is a symbol of cleansing, and renewing. It is a symbol of our tears. During the spring it is a great source of life–it brings forth new life in the earth. It is also a time of washing away the grays of winter and bringing forth new bursts of color.

I would like to challenge you to bring forth new bursts of color in YOUR life…let the rain bring forth new life, new beginnings in you by washing away YOUR burdens, and sorrows, and filling those spaces with new dreams, hopes, and aspirations!

Once you make the effort to be renewed, let the rain heal you and inspire you through ACTION

  • Jump in puddles like you did when you were a child
  • Stand in your shower, and imagine that it is the rain, washing upon you, and removing all that you need to let go of-Allow healing to happen within you!
  • Stand under the rain, until your hair is wet and raindrops fall off your nose into your hands making a puddle-and say to yourself, “I am alive and refreshed!”
  • Go outside with the one you love and dance!
  • Make your dreams a reality:
  • Write down your goals and hopes in a list
  • Pick one a day that you are going to work at
  • Remember a goal is attainable!—which means you will make it happen!

May the Road Rise to Meet You,
Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
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