Revelation is …Gratitude. As I’ve said before and try to practice at least once a day: ‘Never take anything for granted’ – there is such a healthy vibrational uplift in your being and spirit when you spend a few minutes a day doing this. Life is 2 pronged—notice emotions (anger, fear, sadness, joy, shame etc.) and what the wisdom of your body is saying and at the same time, never take anything for granted (eyesight, hearing, the ability to exercise, move, eat, taste, smell, breathe etc. —the list can go on and on).
6th day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Revelation
Revelation is … that when I say ‘no’ to something, in essence I’m saying ‘yes’ to other important things. I like that because there are so many ‘pulls’ a day for my attention and my ‘no’s’ are really ‘yes’s’ in prioritizing where my energy goes—to my health, to loved ones, to projects that light me up, to kind relationships and important decisions
2nd day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Revelation
Happy first day of the Jewish month of Tammuz. I’m creating the theme for this month as Revelation.
Revelation is …knowing that whatever is revealed to me is what I need to know for my service in the world. If an answer, a piece of information, a person etc. is not being revealed to me now then I’m not needing that now. What could be happening when I feel like I’m missing something or feeling anxious that I don’t have, can’t find, haven’t heard etc. is that I’m being given the opportunity to do some processing of the emotion that’s revealing itself to me.
I found that the question of “what? what is being asked of me?” rather than the “why? why did this happen?” is more significant and empowering. With the “what?” I can take action – process an emotion, practice patience or compassion to myself and others, or do an act of kindness. The “why” may one day be revealed to me or not – either way, I’m transforming my ego self and revealing my divine self by taking action that benefits the world.
1st day of the Jewish month of Tammuz – the month of Revelation
Healing is …coming with compassion and kindness to honor the misalignment of our past selves. Since life is a process, there are ways that we may have shown up in the past that when looked back on, bring a sense of shame. But I have found that the best way to move forward into a higher divine alignment of myself is to dissolve the shame with compassion and kindness. Shame tends to find excuses, while compassion tends to find accountability and love. And with accountability and love, my divine self can shine 🙂 and I can integrate all my parts and help others do the same.
11th day of the Jewish month of Iyar – the month of Healing
Healing is … freeing myself from the expectations of a linear life. Just like the yellow finches bobbing pattern, life seems to do the same :)’Gratitude is my gold as I walk, as a soul in body, with love and light.’
5th day of the Jewish month of Iyar – the month of Healing
Happy 1st day of the Jewish month of Iyar – the month of Healing.
This is the energy pouring into the world and I give everyone a blessing that we see it and feel it, physically, spiritually, emotionally on all levels and in all dimensions of space and time. The Hebrew letters of Iyar are an acronym of the phrase ‘I am G-d your healer.’ In truth, all healing comes from Hashem (G-d). The doctors, chiropractors, coaches, medicines, acupuncturists, herbalists etc. are all agents and channels for people to experience healing, but the true source of the healing is Hashem. That’s why it’s important to not get too attached to the healing channel. Know that G-d can bring healing anyway G-d wants – through meds, through natural herbs, through homeopathy, through surgery, through this doctor or that healer etc. Ask and pray for kind, speedy and complete healing, but don’t make the means of it into idol worship.
Today is also Love-Yourself-More Monday 🙂 How did you nourish your body and soul today? Self compassion and kindness is healing to the body, while self-criticism and self-judgement cause inner tension.
If you’re wanting to lower your stress level and tap into the wisdom of your body and intuition, you may enjoy the somatic health tips that I share in my Love-Yourself-More Monday newsletter. In today’s newsletter I shared a somatic tip in releasing negative labelling. For future newsletters, I invite you to sign up at https://www.miriamracquel.com/ Enjoy!
1st day of the Jewish month of Iyar – the month of Healing
Joy is … knowing that whatever is outside of you, is inside of you. There is empowerment in that knowledge. Call it the mirror effect, the Baal Shem Tov teachings, the Byron Katie thing, the holographic universe principle, whatever, but until you touch on that thing inside of you that is being triggered by something outside of you, you won’t get the relief or peace-of-mind that you’re looking for. And you’ll feel powerless because you can’t really force change upon something outside of you. It’s so empowering to know that the change that needs to be made is within you.
26th day of the Jewish month of Adar II – the month of Joy
Joy is … three dimensional vision boards. I love surrounding myself with pictures of nature and things of nature – sand, shells, gems, nests etc. It creates a feeling of wellbeing and freedom 💕 I found a shell on the beach in California and when I returned home, saw that it exactly matched the one on my vision board 🙂 I love this stuff!
20th day of the Jewish month of Adar II – the month of Joy
Joy is …providing loving thoughts for our bodies. Here’s one: ‘My body is an amazing and perfect machine in an imperfect world and I give you the permission to make corrections.’ And another: ‘How can I love my body more today than yesterday?’ As research has revealed, our cellular system will hear what the brain is thinking and hear it as a command.
17th day of the Jewish month of Adar II – the month of Joy
Joy is … giving compassion to your inner child. No matter how old you are, your inner child still remains with you. When you’re feeling scared, sad, vulnerable or shamed, you can bet that your inner child is needing some comforting. You don’t have to dissolve those emotions, you just have to bring into your imagination a compassionate angel to hug, hold and share kind words with that little you.
8th day of the Jewish month of Adar II- the month of Joy
Joy is … becoming whole through shadow work. Such a freedom to own all your parts. When you do shadow work, you’re not just creating awareness and integrating the ‘not so good’ character traits, but also the ‘good’ ones that you may have previously rejected, but admired in other people. You can own your insecurity, your pettiness, your cheapness etc.—all those pieces that your mind has deemed ‘not perfect’ or ‘not nice.’ And you can own the parts you see in others that you’re inner critic or wounded child has said you’re not, like your coolness, your amazingness, your beauty, your light. Become whole—you’re worth it.
7th day of the Jewish month of Adar II – the month of Joy
Joy is … magical helpers online at the grocery store. Two people volunteered to go to the back of the store after they already checked out to get me an item that I needed. They did this without me asking—they just saw that I was disappointed having put the wrong item in my cart and offered to replace it with the right one. Wow. How kind.
6th day of the Jewish month of Adar II – the month of Joy
Joy is …only in living the moment. There is a divine mystery to life. Feeling safe in this mystery is definitely a challenge for me especially lately when the world seems like it’s getting faster and there are so many changes happening. It’s so easy to take road trips with my mind. By this I mean thinking the worse about a situation. The reality can turn out to be completely different than what I think. Being willing to release the need to future trip with my mind when there is mystery and not knowing is an important spiritual practice. Waiting for the mystery to unfold and either getting busy with something productive or choosing to send optimistic divine blessings to the future and visualizations are ways that support this practice for me. There really is only the present moment.
2nd day of the Jewish month of Adar II- the month of Joy
Happy welcoming in of the second Jewish month of Adar. I’d like to explain a bit (okay, a long bit) about the holiday of Purim that is happening on the 14th day of this month :)Esther is the heroine of the holiday of Purim. Her name means hidden and is very metaphorical of the tremendous concealment of spiritual light in the terrible, yet victorious story of Purim. Esther was a Jewish orphan who grew up to be an extremely pious and modest woman in Persia in 4th century BCE. When King Achashverosh had all the girls of Persia and surrounding lands brought to him so he could choose a wife, she hid in her home, hoping to escape marrying this barbaric brute. The king’s officers found her and brought her to the palace. The divine plan was that it was her whom the king chose from thousands of girls. Little did Esther know that a spiritual tikkun (fixing) was taking place through her. She was the reincarnation of Chava (Eve) and also needed to rectify a grave mistake made by her ancestor, King Saul. (‘The Gilded Cage’, by Sorele Brownstein).To make a very long story short, it was through Queen Esther that the entire Jewish nation was saved from the evil death plans of Haman (reincarnation of the serpent), second in command to King Achashevorsh. Esther and the holy Jewish sage, Mordechai, recorded this historical story – fittingly named the story of Esther (Megilos Esther) – to be read aloud from scrolls. Up until the decree that all the Jews in Persia and the surrounding lands were to be slaughtered, no one was aware of how fate could be turned around. And yet it was. Following the theme of concealment, G-d’s name is not found anywhere in this holy writing of the story. How could that be? G-d is all over Jewish writings and yet these two holy people did not include the divine in their book. The reason is that they chose to hide G-d in the scroll just as G-d’s hand was hidden during this time in history. It is passed down in tradition that in many places of the megillah when the word King is mentioned it refers to Hashem (G-d). It is amazing the Jewish mysticism of the orchestrations of the divine. And this is happening in today’s times. Most often it is difficult, if not impossible, to see G-d in this world. It is a time of double darkness with all the crazy happenings. And yet if we are willing to look behind the scenes, we just may be able to see G-d’s hand everywhere.May we merit to awaken within ourselves true divine consciousness and reveal the supernal G-dly light that already exists. Amen!
30th day of the Jewish month of Adar I – the month of Strength
Strength is …starting something new. I may not know how to do something, but I’m going to start because it’s moving me in the direction I want to move. When we start something new, we have a choice – we can think ‘oh, that’s so scary’ or we can think ‘oh, this is new and vulnerable.’ That sensation of vulnerability in the body can feel like ‘fear,’ but the true emotion of fear puts us in a state of intense awareness – like ‘pay attention.’ When we think that something is scary, we go into fight and flight. If we can’t fight or flee, then we freeze which is like lockdown mode and shuts off our intuition. So when we want to start something new, that physical sensation in the stomach/solar plexus is best identified as vulnerability, rather than fear. Fear is for emergencies when you need a quick reaction to something physically dangerous; vulnerability is for starting something new that changes our old ego perception of self. For this we need intuitive flow, strength and courage.25th day of the Jewish month of Adar I – the month of Strength