The Art And Beauty Of Self~Love {Why You Don't Have It And How To Regain It}

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

My dear friends,

It seems since Sawyer's passing, I have had many women and young folks reach out to me, with sentiments of sending well wishes, and deep compassion. I am indeed appreciative, I couldn't feel more love from my fellow being than now. You/ they have been so very kind and loving.

It has unravelled a feeling of comfort, that women feel they might confide in me. It has afforded me an excellent way to connect with them. One of my soul purposes is to inspire women and children around the world, to believe in themselves; to undoubtedly convince them that nothing is impossible. They can be, do or have anything that their dear hearts desire.

So, today, I thought I might share a bit of my voyage back to self-love. Once you re~awaken your feelings of self-love, you will then be able to unapologetically, take back control of your life.

So often when I think about the topic of self-love, it's misunderstood by many.

Self-love has nothing to do with being conceited, selfish or the ego. Real self-love means not just loving yourself on the outside, but most assuredly on the inside. The inside being of most considerable importance.

The English Settlement foundation curriculum is at the cornerstone, based on self-love.

Self-love is internal. I raised my children the very best. I always taught my children to reach inside themselves and to be confident about who they are on the inside before they dare try and work on attempting to "fix" their outsides first.

I want to preface that anything I am saying in this post has nothing to do with judgement. I could genuinely care less about what other people do. My desire with this post is to break down the reasons people do what they do. Most often, we begin trying to change things first, from the outside instead of from the inside.

I, for one, will be the first to admit, we all do the things we do because we believe that in the doing, or having them it will make us feel better.

There are many reasons why it has been challenging to have self-love and here are a few:

1. You were raised in a dysfunctional environment. Those that represented your role models as a youngster devalued individuality, and there were strict family roles. {In my family, The man was the maker of all rules and women were of lesser value, and not able to make big or critical decisions.}

2. Your negative life experiences reinforced the belief that you were less than, inadvertently preventing you from faith in yourself. Your true inner mermaid of power and beauty feels unreachable.

3. The influence of the media is heavy~laden. Television shows, movies, ads, youtube channel content creators, and Instagram celebrities stir feelings of insecurity.

4. Most folks in society reinforce inauthenticity, low self-esteem, and poor decision making. These type of people are the piranhas; feeding the frenzied cycle of insecurities and confusion.

5. You're allowing your daily habits, commitments and life choices to control your thoughts; therefore, you don't take the necessary time to meditate/soul search to unearth who you indeed are. Thus, Self-love henceforth evades you.

One of the best ways to rebuild self-love is to begin meditating. I think that too often, in an attempt to inspire others, many spiritual teachers give a long tally list, and the student becomes overwhelmed. This is a subject that is an attempt to unearth and completely change your life from the inside out. So, I believe simplicity is best. We have to begin someplace that is easy to take on. So let us start with the habit of meditation, and later we'll go from there, yes?
{I made this meditation video, several years ago, and plan to revise it once my signage comes in, but this is still a good one to follow. Also, I am tickled conch shell pink to get the signage for The English Settlement. I found the artist Christina Blackledge from viewing Robin Brown's signage for her Flagship Store and Magnolia Pearl clothing. Whereas I am an artist myself, I believe we should support others in our same field. It's so important to give resources when we are capable.}

I look forward to hearing about your meditation practice and how it's going for you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx

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A Mermaids Meditation Practice

Monday, August 5, 2019
Updated: August 5th 2019

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My dear friends, 

As many of you know I began practising the Law of Attraction {Abraham Hicks}several years ago, I also started a practice of meditating.

Meditating when you first hear of it, I bet it pretty much sounds like some crazy woohoo stuff. I was never quite familiar with meditation the way that Abraham Hick's teaches. I've gone to her Workshops in Orlando, Florida, and they are lovely. If you would ever like to know what it feels like to understand the feeling of speaking face to face with God, that's pretty much what it is. It's the best feeling you could ever experience.

When you habitually practise meditation, that's the same feeling you'll get, right in the comforts of your own home. You will feel and recognise the mastery of direct connection with Source/God/Universe.

I wanted to share my Meditation practice with you, in case you'd like to take on the challenge or begin incorporating the practice of Meditation into your own life.

Today I'm super excited to explain the scales/steps of meditation to you. For those of you that would rather watch my video, here's that on my YouTube channel video link.

So let's begin.

What is Meditation

Meditation takes us back to the core vibration that is unchallenged by the beliefs keeping us from what we want.

There are many forms of meditation out in the Universe. Some gurus say you should meditate for a long time, or no longer than a few minutes. I'm going to use this post to break down MEDITATION  incrementally through the practices of Abraham Hicks Teachings.

I only practice what I preach. I have been meditating the way Abraham Hicks recommends for over four years, and in my opinion, it's the perfect formula.

One of the main things I hear women say when considering meditation is that they find it tough to sit still and be quiet. They get antsy, fidgety, or restless. Basically, they can't shut down their mind.

It's very accurate in the beginning. Just even the intention to meditate and sit still has resistance.

We want to quiet our conscious minds enough so that the non~physical mind is purely focused on all that we've become and the wholeness of who we are. If we can find a way to tune into it. The vibrations will begin to turn into thoughts, and when those thoughts come, you will feel and understand, the pleasure and satisfaction of feeling.

Not to be distracted by reality, but to experience the whole of our vibrational reality.

What's in our VORTEX will come through our non~contradicted minds.

Our minds have been trained to be responsive to our conditions around us, that's why initially it may be difficult to meditate.

We must focus on quieter.

♡ Wear comfortable clothing. Light a candle.

♡ Quiet your surroundings.

♡ Use an App with the sound of waves or a water drop from a faucet.

♡ Gather your notebook for your writing Art Of Appreciation {Etsy Shop} after meditation ends.

♡ Apply dōTerra essential oils on your reflexology points{Behind your neckline, thumbs, and earlobes} I use Balance, Frankincense, Intune, Geranium, and Lavender. I have some beautifully blended meditation notes {The Mercantile: Alchemy}in roller balls that I sell in my Etsy shop.

♡ Gather your crystals. I decide on what crystals I'm feeling drawn to on that day, so the crystal selections vary for me.

♡ Set a timer for 15 minutes. You never need to meditate longer than 15 minutes. Actually, Abraham recommends that you don't stretch it further than that.

♡ After you start your timer, begin listening to the sound coming from your app. Really focus on the music. Take 3 breaths in and five breaths out. Keep doing this, and you'll begin to feel yourself transition into a meditative state. Your head may even start to move in a circular motion. You're in pure alignment.

♡ If you start to think thoughts other than the sound of the waves or the music of the dripping faucet, which you will just keep bringing yourself back to the sound. Each time your thoughts wander, keep the focus by bringing yourself back each and every time.

♡ After your timer ends, what source will do, is lead you to the first impressions from pure alignment.

♡ Don't be surprised of what Source will guide you towards, even if it seems peculiar. Abraham speaks candidly in many of her videos about after her meditation practises. On one occasion, she was led to move furniture around in her California home. If you want to listen to Abraham Hick's Youtube video here, this one is of her speaking of that particular meditation.

I genuinely hope this served you, and that you can feel enthusiastic and happy about meditation.

I just know that if you try it, you will LOVE the practice.

Most affably yours til my next swim, Raquelxxx