Category Archives: Writing From The Heart

The Soul Knows

Since the beginning of the year, I have been really taking the time to tune into all that is around me, inside me and that which is waiting to come forth.

What has been truly fascinating to me though, is how disciplined and on task I have been while also going with the flow and just simply allowing my soul to speak to me in other ways.

It all started on December 31st when I did my releasing ceremony.  (getting rid of what does not serve me) meaning thoughts, habits, patterns, beliefs and of course even old and worn out things.

This is usually done through meditation or visualization and many times writing as well. But always with some sort of intention and desired result.

I used to think that the releasing was the hardest part-but really the hardest part is the allowing the good to come in next, creating the space in your life for something new and wonderful to take its place.

I used to think that intention was everything, that if you saw it in your mind’s eye it would appear,-sort of like how that movie The Secret would have you believe.  Oh just pray hard and it will happen, or wish it into being and it will appear before your very eyes.

I know that is not the case, and I made that known back in 2007 when I was interviewed for a local magazine. I know that it takes hard work for the things that you WANT to happen to happen. I know it takes hard work to keep the things away that you DON”T WANT  to have happen  in order to make room for what you do.

The  secret is not really a secret anymore, and since then there have been countless  new programs, books, classes, and tools out there that try and show us the way, and many all very good in their own way. (pun intended)

But in my experience it all comes back to us not only FINDING OUR OWN WAY-BUT REALLY KNOWING THE WAY DEEP DOWN INSIDE, that when given the proper tools, instruction and time to work on ourselves, and be with ourselves, that we FIND OUR OWN WAY ( I am hearing Stevie Nicks) singing “You can go your own way” and yet I feel it is a play on words saying “Sure you can go your own way-but how does that make you feel? Are you tired? Are you scared? Are you happy? Do you feel free? Hows it working for you?

Going your own way takes a lot of effort, standing up for what you believe and know is right does too, breaking free from the habits, patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck or make you feel helpless is just a distraction for you to not go you own way. (Beware of the distractions they will get you every time)

I’m not saying to sell your house and move to the country and be a recluse for the rest of your life, I’m not saying to walk into work some day and tell the boss that you quit, and I’m certainly not saying to go up to your partner of 20 years and say we’re through.

What I am saying is that as you FIND YOUR OWN WAY, you integrate that into who you are and what you do, as you KNOW YOUR OWN WAY, all else changes around you, you are born anew, and you are who you have always wanted to be and knew  deep down inside.

Seat of the soul

I believe that not only comes from following your heart, but listening to your souls promptings. The SOUL KNOWS. But how often do we find time to listen to our soul?

A couple of months ago during meditation I was told the following:

“The Seat of the Soul is the Seed of the Soul which rests and takes root in the heart. This is where the answers come for your life’s purpose hence your soul’s purpose. The seed is life itself but you give birth to it.”

Little did I know how much of a hold that message was going to have on me and how I was going to bring that into expression. Or maybe I should say birth that into expression.

That message was indeed my Soul’s Promptings to create the
Sanctuary of the Soul-

A place where we explore some of our deepest longing questions, a place where we not only give birth to our own seeds but nurture them so they take root.

To understand that for true peace, love, happiness, and heart centered living to take hold, we need to pay attention to the promptings of the soul, which resides in the heart center.

I invite you to awaken your heart center and seed your soul’s promptings in our Soul Sanctuary.

*Please note that I will be making an audio recording of these teachings that will be available for download*

To sign up and learn more, go here

 

In love, service and gratitude

Renee

Renee Pic 2013

 

 

Love is the energy that connects us all

A year ago at this time, I posted this quote on my lifecoachrenee facebook page: “A greater understanding of self-enables a greater understanding of the world we live in. That holds true for us today as well.

The new year is always a good time to learn more about yourself, your neighbors, your friends and even who we might consider our “enemies” as the media would want us to think. Those of us who are perceived different because of race, religion, beliefs, and cultures are constantly pitted in an us against them scenario.  For quite some time now, I have put myself on a media diet and like most diets I would yo-yo back and forth between watching and reading news and not.

These days I have found a new solution that appeases my heart and I believe my soul as well as long as I leave my head out of it. When I find something out that hits home or across the world-I write it down and then I take it  to my meditation time and give it up to God.  I always ask for the highest and best outcome for the person, place or situation but I like to think that just taking that little bit of time out of my day or some times week actually”helps things along some how”. In some ways, I believe being aware of what goes on in the world, and not being attached to the outcome enables me to understand myself and the world better so that I can act from that place of understanding AND actually make a difference in the world.

I have made many promises to myself this year to be a better person, to be of service more, to worry less, to be more productive, to get my message out to a bigger audience, to have fun more, to actually write letters to friends and family in a digital age-the list is endless. And yet all of these things, whether I fulfill that promise or not, enables me to understand myself better and the world we live in as long as I am not grasping at the outcome.

My most recent lifecoachrenee post reads  ” I am one with every living being because we are all in and of the same consciousness. Thusly I can never be separate from love for love is the connecting energy of all things within that one”-Arcturian Council

I would like to think that in my feeble little brain of possibilities and imagination, that some day we ALL will understand what that means for everyone. But we still have a long way to go and we can start by understanding ourselves so that we can really begin to understand each other.

For we are all in this together, no matter what our race, religion, culture and or belief, we all know love, we all are love, and we all come from that same divine source of consciousness that is love expressing itself through us on this beautiful blue marble that we call our home….. and by golly if that is not inspiring us to live from the Heart Center-then I don’t know what can……..

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ABOVE QUOTE TO PRINT OUT  HERE

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Seeing the Bigger Picture in June

 

Dear Heart Centered Living Friends,

I have always been one who has enjoyed “plugging” into the times,
the time of the season, the time of the year, the holidays or special
times that we celebrate in groups, gatherings and with our families.
But I really had no idea how significant it was until I opened my mind
and heart to Earth Wisdom, be it Native Spirituality, the Divine
Feminine or even Buddhism for that matter. The event on the national calendar compared to the event on the cosmic calendar is beyond comparison.

Let me explain this a little bit. We all are very aware of certain
things that happen at various times during the year, we just
celebrated Memorial day as a nation, we will celebrate Father’s Day
as a nation, 4th of July as a nation, etc….But how many times do we
celebrate or honor an event that is happening globally? We are tied
into a calendar that recognizes many events that honestly have only
been sanctioned within the last 100 years or so. But what about new
moons, full moons, equinoxes, and solstices? Which have been
celebrated by indigenous peoples as well as since the beginning of
time.

I for one, am enjoying all of this history, this getting back to our
roots, that seems was thrown out with the great literary books so long ago. For some reason we were taught that worshiping the sun, or
talking to the moon was considered evil and so we just swept it under
the rug and did not think twice about it. But I have to tell you when
you start uncovering the truth, the roots, the history, the
information that is programmed in our cells, veins, blood and bones,
there is something very rewarding in honoring and revering all that
which gives you life;the earth that sustains us, the grass that we
walk on, the trees that supply us with wood for heat, the sun that
makes our gardens grow, the rain that nourishes us, the list goes on
and on. And I have to believe that the creator, source, great spirit,
great mystery, God, All that is, would want us to “SEE” things
that way so that we may “DO” things a little bit differently then
what we have been doing to each other and to this earth……

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** Call to Action**

With warmer weather comes the desire to be outside with friends,
enjoying the breeze, the trees, and each other. I would like to give
you an opportunity where you can do that with like-minded open
individuals who wish to learn, share, and grow either through
workshops, gatherings or events in an outdoor setting. Here are the
different ways where you can contribute, learn and grow with us at
your own pace and maybe even your own place if you so wish (-:

  1. Join us some Wednesday evening around the Medicine Wheel in Maine at 6:00, bring your lawn chair, and learn all about the practical ways to apply the Heart Centered Living philosophy to your life such as the understanding that all things and beings are related, and there fore must be in harmony for the earth to be balanced. Love offering or trade/barter (plants and posies are welcome)
  2. Host a mini-retreat, workshop, gathering or series at your home
    with 6-8 interested people around the following teachings:
  • Shamanic Basics-The age old wisdom of Shamanism, which reaches back to the stone-age and paleolithic times, is alive and well today. It is still used by traditional healers around the globe, but the ancient methods have also been put to contemporary everyday use for self-help and healing. You too can draw on the powers of shamanism, for the path of the Shaman is the path of the self in its deepest connection to nature. Learn about sacred space, altars, smudging, and power animals.
  • Intuitive Development – (opening up to your psychic abilities) We will investigate how much you use your psychic senses/abilities and how to further train yourself to strengthen these innate gifts to not only make you conscious of what’s around you but also help you take charge of your destiny. Discover your underlying intuitive gifts that you do have and learn how to develop your psychic potential through awakening your senses, opening up through meditation, tuning into your chakras, understanding your will, looking at auras and sharpening your psychic vision.
  • Faery Goddess Gathering – Like a pamper me party with a little faery goddess twist. Engage in activities that connect you to your inner fairy goddess through creative visualization, play time, a magical craft and even faery readings if you choose. Save time for some Faery Goddess shopping and dress up as well. This is a wonderful treat if you are looking to embrace your wild child side, or inner goddess. You never know what gifts might present themselves to you on a magical Faery Goddess Eve.

Call or email me at 607-226-2354 so we can talk details, dates, times,
spaces and costs and create the perfect outdoor workshop, gathering,
or mini-retreat for you and your gal pals (-:

Heart Centered Living Field Trips and Sacred Sites

Heart Centered Living will also be looking at opportunities for field
trips where we can activate sacred sites together locally and within a
2-hour driving radius. Check out our Heart Centered Living Facebook
Page for dates, times and details as they come up.

Thank you for all that you are and all that you do in the greater
picture of the scheme of things,

With a grateful heart,

Renee Guidelli