How To Attract More Love Into Your Life

Love is a healing force. There are many channels through  which love may flow. Romantic love,  love of family and children, self love, love of one’s  home, community, or country. One thing is certain –  Everyone  and everything on the planet can use more love. Love is a priceless currency.   Our pets instinctively practice the art of unconditional love. Free of judgement,  a pet will remind us to stop and play or cuddle,  A pet is happy to see You after a long day at work. It is interesting to note owning a pet may improve health and well being. Animals teach and show Us the true value of love.



Many people seek  romantic love. With February 14  approaching,  Love will be merchandised one more time. Flowers, jewelry and chocolates will be delivered. Children will exchange Valentine’s Day cards. Many women create exquisite cupcakes and cookies for family and friend. Chocolates are always a great gift choice.


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Make a long list of all the people, places, and things You love. Take time out to create this list. After You have finished, set it aside in a heart shaped box. . The first time I created such a  list, I was surprised at how happy I felt as I completed this process. I felt fantastic because I was focusing on activities and things I loved. Each week take time out to review this  list.

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Everyone hopes and yearns  for love. The solution to this is very  simple. To experience more love in Your life, become a more loving person. Make love and compassion a daily process.  Give up sarcasm. gossip. and complaining. See the best qualities in every person Focus on solutions instead of problems. Find love from within. Share this love. Too many people build walls and obstacles with judgement and fear. Let go of grudges and learn to forgive people.

Emotional issues related to the heart include jealousy. Contrary to popular belief, jealousy is not an indication of love.  It is a sign of low self esteem. True love builds from within, and expands outward. The heart is the main component of the circulatory system. Cultivate habits to promote heart health. Heart disease may result with the introduction of  stress into a person’s life. Connect with others. Isolation builds fear into unseen monster.  Support a cause You believe in. Volunteers literally demonstrate the power of  ” love in action “.

The heart chakra is an energy vortex located  throughout the cardio plexus area of the body. The sanskrit name  for the heart chakra is Anahata. The seed sound is “Yam”. Green is the official color associated with this chakra. The thymus gland is the corresponding component of the endocrine system. If You are interested in learning more about the Chakras , I recommend this box kit. It includes a workbook, two audio CDs. and Chakra Cards. I was able to purchase this wonderful resource  directly  from the author, Anodea Judith,  at The Body Mind Soul Expo in Edmonton.




Peace On Earth


One of My favorite stories is “The Prince and The Pauper”. A novel written by Mark Twain published in 1881 in Canada. My first exposure to this work was the  comic book adaption, by Classic Comics.  My Uncle Chris had a collection of vintage comic books. When ever I would visit My Uncle and Aunt, I would end up in the basement,  to read the comics. Eventually I graduated to  His collection of Earle Stanley Gardner  detective novels, specifically, Perry Mason.

Without delving too deeply into the plot I offer this  brief synopsis – Two identical  looking boys, one a prince, the other, a pauper, end up mistaken for each other. Through a series of events  the prince assumes the identity of the pauper, and the pauper assumes the identity of the prince. With their roles reversed, each boy faces unexpected challenges and each boy gains a new insight  on life. The prince witnesses the struggles and injustices of the common man. The Pauper experiences the lifestyle of the prince.

“The Prince and the Pauper” contains  all the hallmarks of Mark Twain’s unique story telling style. However, for Me, the true impact of the tale was the dynamic idea that if our roles were reversed, We would have more empathy for one another. Secondly, life would be boring if We had no challenges or obstacles to overcome. Empathy is being able to imagine the circumstances and emotions of another. Imagine how others feel when faced with obstacles and challenges. We are all too quick to judge others without giving consideration.

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Many sensitive people  absorb the  emotional  energy  of others around them. This may happen any where – in a shopping mall, at work, at school, or at the library.  In Reiki or any other form of  Energy Healing,  a sensitive person such a this is called an empath. An empath literally absorbs the energy around the auric field. This would include emotional energy such as fear, sadness, anger or grief. For an empath, this is devastating. To counteract this, an empath may develop ways  to deal with this. One excellent strategy  for an empath is to spend more time in a natural atmosphere. Natural environments have a healing effect. Spending time alone is essential for an empath. Take refuge in the wind, the sun, the stars and the wind.

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Because I am a practitioner of Reiki, I use it  to clear energy fields around My aura and immediate environment each day, every day. I am also able to assist My Clients with this. Reiki is a highly effective tool for transmuting vibrational energies. When the energy in a room feels stale , open the windows to let in fresh air and sunshine. Burning a fragrant candle or incense is another option.  Christmas Day is a day of peace and prayer. It is a day of reflection, it is a day of quiet, it is a day of universal love. The vibrational energy during this day may be felt around the planet. Peace be with You on this sacred day. Merry Christmas to You !!!







The Winter Solstice

December 21st marks the shortest day of the year. The Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the sun. This results in less light, and cooler temperatures. It is also the longest night of the year.  After the Winter Solstice, daylight and sunshine will increase  day by day, week by week, and month by month, until finally, the summer solstice arrived. The word solstice originates from Latin and means “sun stands still”. There are two solstices annually. The seasons and solstices are reversed, in the Southern Hemisphere.

In ancient times, the celebration of Yule fell during this time. The Wicca Wheel of the Year designates  the solar year is ruled by two opposing forces. The Oak King rules the waxing year from December 21st until June 21st, as the daylight hours increase. The Holly King prevailed  from June 21st until December 21st, during the waning year, as daylight hours decrease.  Legend reveals during each Solstice, the Oak King and the Holly King  battle for the hand of the Goddess. Each King rules the land in during the His official season.



It is no coincidence that evergreens and holly are symbols of the winter season. The Pagan cultures of Northern Europe observed a twelve day festival known as Yule. At the start of winter, livestock was slaughtered because food was scarce during the colder weather. In this way, a herd would not have to be fed and maintained over the winter. Many Christmas  traditions evolved from the Yule Celebration. The Christmas Tree, the Christmas Wreath, and the Yule Log are evidence  of this.  The celebration of Yule allowed people an opportunity to turn inward.  A theme of rebirth and renewal was emphasised with the return of the Sun. Divination and Dream Work became the focus of long and cold winter nights. Visiting with family was important for survival. Communities celebrated by gathering for meals.

Herbs for the Winter Solstice

In an era before pharmaceutical intervention,   a knowledge of herbs and spices was crucial to survival. The traditional Winter Solstice herbs held many medicinal properties. This would have been helpful as winter progressed. Many of herbs were typically prepared as an infusion, or a tea.  There is a return to the use of natural herbs and spices. The popularity of essential oils is wonderful to witness.

Remember to consult a doctor if You require medical attention. In this way, You will recieve a proper diagnosis for a condition. Your doctor may also suggest lab tests or x-rays. When working with herbs and essential oils I recommend using a reference book. The book I recommend is The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. This book is a wonderful resource.


The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

The information in this book is extensive It includes  information and recipes for  health and healing, beauty and cosmetics,  as well as household cleaners. With the renewed interest of essential oils this is a perfect reference book.  I have personally  used this book for years – I highly recommend it,

The following herbs were used during Yule celebrations:

  • Holly
  • Cedar
  • Mistletoe
  • Juniper
  • Bay
  • Ash
  • Frankincense
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