Manifesting Treasures…

 Imagine, in this present moment, that your Future Self could communicate to you from across time and space… What would your Future Self tell you?

I like to imagine that our Future Selves are further down the path always calling us forward; to rise up from past challenges and disappointments, to learn greater skills that will assist us, to make ready for positive changes that are on the horizon and leaving us signs of encouragement along the way.

“In your heart of hearts you know that you deserve to enjoy an abundantly happy and meaningful life and that this is part of your Divine Purpose…”These are the words that I imagine our Future Selves would say in joyful and light-filled tones to awaken the blossoming of new beginnings….

The first time I created a treasure map was in the winter of 2003. I was sitting in a large workshop space trying to decide what I wanted to manifest into my life. I was feeling a little anxious as I realized that I had never dared to ask the Universe what I really deeply wanted. I’d been following the safe and secure path of my life from one stage to another feeling generally good about my decisions and progression; complete secondary school, aim to get good grades, attend university, find employment as a secondary school teacher, get married and start a family. At the time, I was a stay- at- home- mum  deciding whether I ought to go back to the full time secondary school teaching that I enjoyed, or whether I really ought to consider following the very different path of teaching meditation that seemed to ignite the passions of my heart and soul. My ego told me I was crazy to even consider something that wasn’t secure and perhaps just an indulgent dream. My heart whispered that I would love going in the direction of the unknown… So, I dared to cut out images that symbolically represented the sort of life that I wanted to call forth like an angel with a harp, a beautiful pair of  healing hands creating the shape of a heart with rays of light, a woman relaxing upon a massage table to symbolize healing and rejuvenation etc.  It was only in hindsight, that I realized that my Future Self was guiding me to place images not just for meditation, but for the Reiki Healing that I would be initiated into within the next eighteen months and the business name under which I would work! Each image that I pasted upon my treasure map seemed to be an affirmative response to the ideas that my Future Self planted in my imagination and heart. It is with a sense of awe, that thirteen years later, I’m writing about my experience in a newsletter for my well-established business  called Harp to Heart Healing!

Something really powerful occurs when we find the courage to ask the universe what we want…

When you create a Treasure Map you’re not only helping to make your dreams and goals more tangible but forming an energetic bond with what you want. The Treasure Map acts as a guiding light or a north star – helping you realize and commit to your personal vision and acts as a little energy vortex – that tells your subconscious mind what to focus on and create in your outer world.

There are so many stories that I could share with you about those who have manifested their dreams from attending the Treasure Mapping Workshops I have facilitated over the years, however, I will share two with you. In the very first Treasure Mapping Workshop I ever facilitated, there was a woman who almost did not attend as she was grieving from a relationship break-up that occurred only the night before! The minute I met this woman, I knew her Future Self was encouraging her to be present at the workshop. With tears streaming down her face, she cut out the image of a happy, romantic couple and pasted it on her treasure map along with written words that arose from the previous meditation she had experienced. I remember checking if she was okay; she told me that she didn’t know how she would even manifest a new relationship but intuitively felt that there must be something better than the traumatic relationship that had just ended. Eight months later, I received a telephone call from the same woman informing me that she was very happy and in a beautiful, soulmate relationship with a man who she had considered her ‘best friend’ since childhood. Apparently, the new man had secretly loved her more than just a friend for many years and finally had the courage to tell her. It’s been nine years and they ‘re still happily in love! In the same workshop, there was another woman who had been trying so hard to conceive a child and was almost giving up all hope as doctors had told her that her chances were very slim. Like the previous woman, she found an image of her heart’s desire and placed a beautiful picture of a mother and child as the main focus of her treasure map along with words that arose from the meditation she had experienced. The same woman also placed an image of a new home on her treasure map as she was living in a small flat with her husband that did not have the space to cater for a growing family. The following year, she called me to announce that she had moved into a wonderful new home with everything she had placed on her treasure map! Another year later, I visited her and spent an afternoon cuddling her newborn baby!

These are just a few of  many stories that have manifested from those who have dared to envision a better future for themselves by creating a treasure map. I always feel so blessed to witness the positive changes that inevitably occur through this powerful process. Life is really meant to be filled with joy!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams…live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

How Reiki Changed my life…

My first experience of Reiki was in 1996 when I was finding ways to heal my heart after giving birth to a little stillborn baby girl. At the time, I really felt as though my heart was so broken and I was frightened that I would never overcome the grief that seemed to consume me. I admit that there were moments where the grief was so painful and intense that I entertained thoughts of giving up living. In an attempt to overcome this, I began reading books about Angels and I kept asking them to help me. Not long afterwards, I came across a New Age magazine in a coffee shop and read an advertisement about a Reiki Healing Session. The lady offering the sessions had a connection to Angels and this is what eventually led me making an appointment with her.

As this was a new experience for me, I did feel a little nervous leading up to the session. However, the moment I met my Reiki therapist, I felt an immediate sense of calm. After briefly sharing my story of grief with her, I was invited to lie down upon a massage table and covered with soft blankets. I felt incredible warmth emanating from the hands of this gentle woman as she placed them over the main energy centers of my body and especially my heart. As soft music played, candles flickered and water flowed from a soothing water fountain, I seemed to drift in and out of a meditative and deeply relaxing state that was so peaceful.

When the session was complete, the lovely lady told me all about the Angels that surrounded me and that I would also be offering Reiki Healing Sessions and teaching people Reiki. At the time, this information was rather overwhelming as I simply saw myself as a Secondary School Teacher just wanting to heal her heart.

However, immediately after that Reiki Healing Session and further Reiki Sessions that followed, I noticed that I began to feel calmer and more positive in my everyday life. Although, sadness would occasionally creep upon me in unexpected moments, I began to allow myself to be happy and look forward to the future. I also began connecting even more profoundly with the Angels and meditating more deeply than I had before.

Nine years later, after leaving full time teaching and embracing motherhood, I received my initiation into Reiki. I have now been offering Reiki Healing Sessions for ten years and the sense of fulfillment I regularly experience by witnessing how this beautiful healing modality can change the physical, mental and emotional states of my clients is so rewarding!

Also, one of the best benefits to learning Reiki is that I can give myself a Reiki Self-Treatment every day and even Reiki my food, drink and environment!

When you realize that everything is energy, it’s amazing how filling yourself up with high vibrational energy is essential to live a truly healthy, happy and balanced life.

If you would like to radiate healing energy that soothes yourself and others, opens your intuition, strengthens your connection to the Angelic realm and brings peace wherever you go, you may like to consider learning Reiki.

The Power of the Heart…


“Our greatest strength lies in the
gentleness and tenderness of our heart.” -Rumi

Living life from the heart is connecting to your intuition, an infinite well of love, deep peace, the spirit and soul in everyone and all of nature. Modern day science is discovering more and more that the heart has a wisdom and power that can positively transform ourselves, others and the world.

Did you know that your heart emits electromagnetic fields 5,000 times greater than that of your brain that change according to your emotions? Did you know that you can boost your immune system by conjuring up positive emotions? Did you know that negative emotions can create nervous system chaos, and that positive emotions do the complete opposite?  Did you know that the heart has a system of neurons that have both short term and long term memory, and that their signals sent to the brain can affect our emotional experiences? Did you know that in fetal development, the heart forms and starts beating before the brain is developed?  Did you know that the heart sends more information to the brain than vice versa? Did you know that the heart can emit feel good hormones, only thought to be produced in the brain, such as oxytocin, otherwise known as the ‘love hormone’ that helps us to feel happy, safe and loved?

Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath have examined how the heart and brain communicate with each other and how that affects our consciousness and the way in which we perceive our world. Their research has shed light on a number of interesting facts, for example, when a person is feeling really positive emotions such as gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a large electromagnetic field that not only has a positive affect on others but can even create a positive effect on the electromagnetic field of the earth!

The Institute of HeartMath calls this state of being “achieving heart coherence” – a scientifically validated state in which your heart and brain are energetically aligned and cooperating with one another. When you experience this coherence, you may feel an inner calm and other positive emotions that decrease stress and improve your well being, mental clarity, cognitive functioning and performance.

Would you like to heal stress, recurring negative memories, negative self-talk or negative thoughts?

An easy way to achieve this is through ‘heart coherence’; bringing your mind and your heart into energetic alignment.

All you need to do is place your hands upon your heart and imagine that you are breathing long, deep breaths into your heart. As you focus purely on breathing into your heart, do your best to imagine that your heart is ‘actually breathing’. In the next minute or two, you will be feeling calmer. It is in this calm state that you can allow a very positive memory to enter your mind and feel the positive emotions from this memory filling up your heart…stay with this positive memory and feelings as long as you like…You have now achieved a state of ‘heart coherence’-It’s that simple!

If you would like to live your life by accessing your deepest heart wisdom and serve the world in a meaningful way, please watch the following video by the Institute of HeartMath explaining the heart’s intelligence and it’s role in happiness, human interaction, and global coherence.

Many Blessings, Norma x

 

Would you like to Host Five Archangels?


Toward the end of last month, a beautiful friend contacted me and asked me whether I was interested in hosting Five Archangels for five days as guests in my home. Now, I do believe in Angels and I’ve had many ‘Angelic’ experiences but I’ve never actually ‘hosted’ angels as guests in my home. Intrigued, I asked for more information and promptly agreed!  According to my friend the aim of ‘Hosting the Five Archangels’ is to deepen our connection with the angels who are ever ready to assist us if we ask and to bring purification through love, light, protection, good health, prosperity and healing  to our lives and our world.
I had a week to prepare for the Archangels’ arrival; it was exciting to create a special altar, declutter and freshen up my home with the help of my two daughters. We also followed other specific guidelines before welcoming the Archangels on the assigned day at 10.30pm.
During their ‘stay’ the Archangels are with you and members of your family simultaneously. Whether you are relaxing, working or shopping they are with you! I felt an exquisite sense of peace the moment they arrived and my two daughters spoke excitedly of many positive occurrences during the five days. I noticed and felt the presence of the Archangels very strongly, as if they were creating many happy moments with family, friends and especially during healing sessions with my clients. One new client, a young primary school boy, who arrived for a first session and whom I had never met before, immediately exclaimed that he could feel the presence of “BIG” Angels! There were many wonderful blessings that occurred for me during this time including an invitation from Patricia Daly to participate in the global project, ‘Self-Transformation through Music Summit!’
Just before the Archangels left on the last day, I performed a little ritual to pass them on to three people who had accepted the invitation to host them. I had received so many benefits from their visit that I really wanted to share ‘Hosting Five Archangels’ with even more people! As I gave a silent thought to this, my doorbell rang and when I opened it there was no one there; I took this as a positive sign from the Archangels and mentioned my thoughts to share this amazing experience with more people aloud- again my doorbell rang!
So, if you are interested in the beautiful Angelic Assignment of ‘Hosting Five Archangels” in your home and your life for five days here are the guidelines:
Firstly it is important to note that there is no money involved, no hidden agenda, just a wish to spread the angels’ light to our friends and family.

The Archangels will come to you at 10.30pm on a day when you are ready to welcome them and leave after five days at 10.30pm. It is essential that you give yourself time to prepare for them and give three people five days to prepare for them as well.

“Hosting Five Archangels” began when Irma, a German medium, experienced a visit by some unnamed chosen angels, highly placed in the angel hierarchy, for her to be inspired by the film ‘Pay It Forward’. It is said that the whole world could be affected, so large is the exponential function.

It is the Angels’ desire to go out and for 5 consecutive days stay and work with three individuals and help them to fulfill  three personal wishes. After this, each individual will send the angels on to three new individuals who have said YES to receive them. The angels will stay 5 days then continue onto the new hosts.

The angels always arrive at the new place on the agreed day at 10:30pm and leave 5 days later at 10:30pm. Between each 5 days visit the angels have a rest period of 5 days when they are on their way to the next three hosts. During this 5 day period, the next individuals prepare to receive the angels.

Keep in mind that by hosting the 5 Archangels, (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Ariel and Metatron), you are assisting them to serve humanity, mother earth and all universes in more direct ways and they thank you for your willingness to participate. The hosting of the Archangels was started in New York in 2010. It is an honour and a gift to allow your family and home to be imprinted with their LIGHT, but it does ask for your personal participation.

On the last day of the visit, give the Archangels the names and addresses of the people you find who want to host them next. You will need to send these people the information and the simple ritual below, and specify to them the day of the arrival and departure of archangels from their home. The time – 10:30pm stays the same no matter the time difference. It is always the local time. With a complete day of 24 hours long, the archangel’s visit is always 5 days, and then they rest for 5 days before coming for another 5 days visit with a new host.

 

 You will welcome and host the Archangels for 5 days after having prepared an altar with:

1.    A white flower

2.    A candle that will stay on all the time they are with you. It needs to be on shortly before they arrive to show them they are being called. It is to be left on when you are at home and you can substitute a salt lamp or electric tea light candle when you are out for safety reasons.

3.    Put in an envelope a letter with 3 wishes; one for mother earth, one for your family, one for you. Formulate wishes in a clear and concise way. Not too much detail.

4.    On the sealed envelope, put an apple that you will eat only after they leave. Lay the envelope near your candle and white flower.

5.    The house must be clean and tidy much like you would if you were receiving a guest.

Welcome the 5 Archangels. When they arrive in front of your home at 10:30 pm you are to open the front door and read the greeting:

“Hello and welcome Archangels to my home. You were sent to me by Norma. I am very grateful to each of you for purifying and bringing peace to this place and to beings that live in it. I am very grateful to you for bringing harmony, joy and serenity to all of us. I am very grateful to you for fulfilling my wishes.”


From that moment on, the Archangels make things happen. It is recommended to regard the 5 days as a special time to give room for the vibration of higher energies to re-align many things. For some this may mean you want to ask, or you may only be able to find a quiet moment in your busy day, but remember, there is no limitation, TRUST. You can also ask them to go with you through the day. If you travel during this time, you can arrange it with them to come with you.


When it is almost time for them to leave, write the names and addresses of each person who has accepted to host the Archangels on a piece of paper. Next with your candle, burn this paper. This will pass their names into the Etheric Realm for the Archangels to go to next. Send your thanks and love to the Archangels for all their help. Once they leave, burn the envelope with your wishes in it and eat your apple. It will contain lots of good nutrients and more for you. Place the flower outside on the earth.

An Abundance of Blessings, Norma x

Bringing Positive Energy into your Life…

“We have embarked on a new century, a time in history when we must make serious changes in the way that we think…What vibration we give to the earth and what kind of planet we create depends on each one of us as individuals.” ~ Masaru Emoto

Do you realize that the thoughts you think and the words you speak can positively change your own life, the lives of others and even the environment we live in? Many sages have taught this wisdom throughout history. However, it is the Japanese advocate for peace, Dr Masaru Emoto, who found a unique way to communicate this message to the world.

Dr Masaru EmotoDr Masaru Emoto was born on the 22nd of July in Yokohama, Japan in 1943. Most people first heard of Dr Emoto in 2004 when the hit movie, What the Bleep Do We Know? was released. In the documentary-style film, Dr Emoto’s findings on the energy of thoughts was demonstrated, for as an original thinker, he undertook extensive research of water to discover that in frozen form water revealed to us a very special gift; the power of resonance.

By exposing water to a particular word or piece of music, freezing it and photographing it, he showed that water exposed to positive words such as love and gratitude or beautiful music formed the most exquisite water crystals. Contrastingly, words that were mean, angry or negative formed what resembled cancerous cells when the water was frozen and photographed. When we remember that the adult human body is comprised of approximately 90% water, it is easy to understand that through the power of resonance, we can affect ourselves, others and our environment by the words we speak and the thoughts we think.

In the light of this, how would you describe your current self-talk? What are your predominant thoughts about? How have you been talking and thinking about other people? Imagine that you can visualize water crystals in your body, given your current thoughts and words, what would they look like? Lets take this even further and imagine that the vibrational frequency of your thoughts and words had a musical sound… Once again, given your current thoughts and words, what sound would match your vibration?

In her book, The Power Is Within You, bestselling author, Louise Hay reminds us that our thoughts and words are continuously programming our subconscious minds: ”Our subconscious minds don’t know true from false or right from wrong…So don’t joke about yourself and make derogatory remarks about yourself because they will not create good experiences for you. Don’t belittle others either. The subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish between you and the other person. It hears the words, and it believes you are talking about yourself.”

Once you understand how powerful your words and thoughts are, you can take charge of your life by consciously choosing to be mindful of the way you think and speak. Choosing to embark upon a “negativity diet” can really help the process. This means avoiding negative influences as much as possible such as negative discussions with yourself or others, turning off television and radio programs with negative themes, staying away from violent movies and steering clear of gossip-based magazines.

Using positive affirmations, blessings and the power of prayer further enhances the positive vibrations you are emitting to the world drawing to you positive experiences that match your resonance.

Here are some affirmations that you may like to incorporate into your life:

  • “I am loving and loveable and loved.”
  • “I am healthy and filled with vibrant energy.”
  • “I prosper wherever I turn.”
  • “I am willing to change and grow.”
  • “Everything comes to me at the perfect time and in the perfect way.”
  • “All is well in my world.”

However, if there is something in your life that you really dislike, one of the quickest ways to release it is to bless it with love.

“I bless you with love and I release you and let you go.”

This works for people, situations, objects, living quarters and habits.

You can also learn to use prayerful intent to put beneficial energies into your body, into substances, such as food and water, into objects, such as jewelry, and into your living environment. You can literally learn to surround and fill yourself with positive energy rather than focusing on what you fear or do not want in your life.

Dr Masaru Emoto also demonstrated this by freezing and photographing water from the Fujiwara Dam before and after a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony. The water prior to the blessing looked rather sickly. The water after the blessing formed the most beautiful crystals!

Currently, in my Reiki Healing Sessions, I am using Dr Masaru Emoto’s water crystal cards to help clients discover the particular positive energy that is required for their healing! The results have been amazing! Furthermore, one of the reasons I incorporate positive visualizations, affirmations and beautiful healing harp music into the meditation and healing sessions I offer, is to help people to align and transform their lives with positive energy.

I hope this article has provided you with some wonderful inspiration to keep your energy positive.

I would like to take a moment to honor Dr Masaru Emoto who passed peacefully from this world on the 17th of October. According to his family, his last words were “Arrigato” which means “Thank you” in Japanese. His family believe that he was giving his last  thanks to all the people who shared his vision for peace, the people he met on his journey and everyone who came into contact with his life work. Over the past twenty years, as an advocate for peace, he has written many books such as The Hidden Messages of Water, provided lectures and created a non-for-profit organization to teach people and especially children about the messages from water. Eternal Love and Gratitude to you Dr Masaru Emoto!

Please watch the following video that shows some of the water-crystal images that have enchanted, inspired and helped to positively change the lives of millions of people around the world.

Many Blessings, Norma

 

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The Practice of Gratitude…

Dear Kindred Spirits,

One of the best ways to sustain greater levels of happiness, fulfillment and wellbeing is to practice cultivating an attitude of gratitude. In recent times, it has become popular to keep a Gratitude Journal where you make time each day to write down five things that you are grateful for. When I was first introduced to this practice, I completely embraced it and discovered the immediate benefits of becoming more positive in my energy and thinking. It was wonderful to feel that I was being gifted with many blessings each day if only I took the time to notice them.

To really connect with the feeling of gratitude, I would contemplate the following questions: Who or what inspired me today? What brought me happiness today? What brought me comfort or deep peace today?

I even observed that on very challenging days, if I persevered with finding things to be grateful for, it seemed to lift my spirits and give me a sense of hope. Often, on such days, I would write something as simple as:” I am grateful that this day is over and tomorrow is another day.”

Keeping a Gratitude Journal even helped me to reframe painful experiences of the past by being grateful for the lessons I learned from them. Also, any worries about the future seemed to fade as I found myself being more present to each moment.

As more good entered my life, I wanted to assist others to do the same; I began incorporating ‘A Moment of Gratitude’ into my meditation classes. It was inspiring to listen to each participant share what they were grateful for and how the practice of gratitude was positively transforming their lives. It was also wonderful to notice how this simple sharing seemed to raise the energy of everyone present and further enhance the benefits of the meditation experience.

I even took this process a step further, by adding some Gratitude Intentions; saying thank you for things that I wanted to manifest by imagining what it would feel like if I actually received them! The best example of this was when I was selling my house. Everyday I would write:” I am so grateful for the perfect buyer who offers a price that is perfect in every way.” I really imagined the feelings of happiness I would experience and those positive feelings created an unwavering faith that seemed to carry me. A month later, the ‘perfect’ buyer presented who offered a price and even a settlement that was ‘perfect in every way!’

Recently, I have become even more inspired by this amazing practice when I read the story of a young woman called Hailey Bartholomew. In early 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a photographic project that involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. She revealed that initially this was a chore that eventually became a delight. The discipline of having to look for the good things that happened every day changed her life in so many ways. Hailey discovered that not only did her marriage, spiritual life and health improve, but her 365 Grateful Project began to spread and changed the lives of many people around the world!

After reading about the 365 Grateful Project, I have decided to give it a try. It’s only been a few days and I’m really enjoying looking for one special photograph for each day with a caption to remind me of the reason I chose it. It feels refreshing and fun to experiment with a new way to express gratitude! (Click here to visit: 365grateful.com)

Currently, I am also taking the advice of an inspiring Benedictine monk called Brother David Steindl-Rast, who suggests challenging yourself by not repeating items that you have previously given thanks for, as this will provide you with the opportunity to look more deeply at all the little things that enhance your life and give you joy. Following this wisdom is helping me to be even more present to each moment and more deeply in touch with the heartfelt feeling of gratitude. I really encourage you to take the next five minutes to view the beautiful video entitled “A Good Day”; you will hear the soothing voice of Brother David Steindl-Rast and his simple yet profound message of ‘Great-fullness’.

May you be inspired to commit to the practice of gratitude so that your daily life becomes more meaningful and filled with an abundance of joy!

Many Blessings, Norma