Since my last post I have been practicing more mindfulness so I am able to balance all the information coming at us on a daily basis.💕💕
Can you imagine everyday we get bombarded by the news on new numbers, new rules, new fines and so much more. It does not end here cause then social media bombards you with all of your interests and opinions, on their platforms! 😊
It becomes overwhelming and confusing, so balance is definitely needed! It is important to know what is happening as too much is changing…🙏
For my myself I need to know and understand these vaccinations so completely breaking free is not yet possible! As I most likely will refuse getting vaccinated and am gather legal information so I can fight! I have secured a lawyer, as for some reason this time around you can lose your job if you refuse the vaccinations. I won’t get into this as I can not understand the logic around this one… my life my choice… once people are vaccinated who needs to worry about those who are not… ah… so many unknowns! So we will get into all the good things for our minds!
Mindfulness is so important for balancing our souls in today’s world. As each of us is battling our own ideas, opinions, political stance and so forth. 💕
Here are mindfulness activities:
Mindfulness is knowing what you are doing, how it feels and being in that moment. It sounds simple but it is not… as we wander often in our minds. You need to teach your mind to focus, be in the moment and not wander off. It takes a daily practice. Today, many are not only on their phones but watching a show at the same time and having a conversation. That is a lot of activity for the mind and we have trained the mind to be scattered. This has huge impacts on calmness, organization, memory, and health.
Training your brain:
The brain benefits come from consistency of practice, so make this a daily ritual, a designated time for self-care, even if it is just 10 minutes each day.
I do not even know where I should begin… this week there has been so much that has happened. Many of you, that have been following me, are aware I am a strong advocate about freedom & rights. This week in Toronto, there has been many protests around the lockdowns and small businesses not being able to make it. Sometimes people have to look into all the different windows that gives you a glimpse of their actual life. What I think many people are not understanding is that these lockdowns have impacted many young women and women in abusive relationships. I will inform you that domestic violence has increased by 75%, human trafficking has lost special attention and accessing housing for these young people has been complicated. Many agencies that house many of these young women are not accepting anyone at this time due to COVID-19. Many people that were in a shelter are now living in tents and the city of Toronto has allowed Tent cities. That is what many service providers believe is the best decision due to the advice of the ministry. There has been an increase in suicide due to being isolated and mental health has worsen for many. We have an increase in anxiety & depression due to lockdowns, unlawful decisions, loss of jobs, and finance restraints.
We then arrive at discussing small businesses that for some reason have taken the biggest hit, which is uncalled for. They maintain clean areas, never have many people in the store and are so compassionate. Governments seem to believe they are keeping people safe by allowing stores such as; Walmart, McDonalds, Costco, department stores, LCBO & the Beer store…. so you get the idea. To me these places attract large amount of people and they are corporations that will not go under. I can not fathom how this is something that people believe makes sense….
Many agree with what I will share but many do not. Let me point out this for a quick moment… actual drug dealers get less penalties, rapists that get off, and even murders until convicted get to go home. We are aware that we have an unfair system but the situation happening right now is a form of passive Communism. We have Adam who owns a restaurant and decided he would open his shop. His shop opened up three days in a row during the new set of rules. His business is not allowed to serve alcohol after 9pm and must be closed by 11pm. He is able to provide take out but no dine in. He went against all of those government expectations. Many news reporters and police were at his place of business. As well as many supporting protestors, by the 3rd day things turned into a communism country. There were so many police lined in front of Adam’s store, in police cars, on horses and standing. Adam got arrested, his store got boarded up by the ministry of health, locks were changed, he spent a day in jail, bail set at 50, 000 and many different fines. He has never committed a crime, paid taxes, created a business through hard work but due to the pandemic he has to lose his livelihood. To me this makes no sense and I am very distressed by the amount of people suffering & losing their hard earned money. Some people want a pay check from the government. I never want a penny from the government as I can earn my own money.
Lastly, North America’s law men, governments have been involved in destroying the First Nation people and were involved in a genocide that they still celebrate as Thanksgiving Day. We then speak of slavery that went on for a century. THE PEOPLE believe that this government that places a hard working man in jail is about our safety & security? I wish I was wrong but the vaccine is not going to be the answer, as Trudeau stated we still need to implement lockdowns, wear masks, limit contact even after this vaccinations as we will not be certain how this will react… interesting as we have yet to even find a cure for cancer & aids but COVID-19 has a vaccine within less then a year.
I don’t know… but I will leave this here and get to what we need to be grateful for: WE NEED to be GRATEFUL for EACH other! Even if we are on different sides: be kind, and not aggressive. When you feel the need to ask someone why they are not wearing a mask, be human & kind. Understand all the windows we live through and try to take a glimpse for a moment!
My Manifestation for you all:
With gratitude I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion blesses my life every day.
With gratitude I remember the care and labor of a thousand generations of elders and ancestors who came before me.I offer my gratitude for the blessing of this earth I have been given.
I offer my gratitude for the measure of health I have been given.
I offer my gratitude for the family and friends I have been given.
I offer my gratitude for the community I have been given.
I offer my gratitude for the teachings and lessons I have been given.
I appreciate you all always and thank you for being a part of my journey with you all. Thanks you for reading my views based on a humanity perspective through a compassion lenses.
I offer my gratitude for the life I have been given. This blog settled my heart, energy and vibration!
Hey Beautiful Humans:
Today, we heard the news of having lockdowns again… even the wording itself sounds so hopeless. There are so many words that can be used to describe what officials would like to happen. Also with more clarity around humans understanding the reasoning why certain things get closed versus others. In reality their reasoning has left many confused and pondering what is happening. An example; currently department stores, grocery stores, liquor/beer store, schools, take out for restaurants, gas stations, construction companies, TTC are allow to continue but no movies, dine-in’s, gyms, nails, tanning, hair stylists, and small clothing stores. When you actually see this list… does this really make sense?! There is something not right about this whole process… I hope you are all questioning and thinking for yourselves. One last point on this actual topic: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville received this shutdown but not Vaughn as their major wrote a letter begging that they not be shut down. The funny thing is we all travel outside of the cities that have been placed on a shutdown… it is a kinda… shutdown as we are all okay to go to work and continue paying our taxes. I am a believer that we need to adjust to this virus, people will die, but we are no longer equipped as a urban city to sustain shutdowns. Many many people will become effected with poverty, homelessness and job loss. Be grateful for your current situation if it happens to be better than many!
Look at local communities to donate your time, some food or clothing!
I am not impacted by these shutdowns but I am impacted emotionally by the way it has impacted people, the economy, poverty and such division among people. I have become adjusted to my solitude as during this pandemic many of us have been left on our own. I have friends but it has truly been limited in its efforts. Through this situation I have noticed how much fear impacts humans and many families have isolated to their own homes. This part is sad cause through these situations we should bond with family/friends and build a small community so you can help each other out but it is not been the case. Surprisedly, it has been individuals considered acquaintances that I have created such a strong bond with as they call/check in regularly!
What I am so grateful for is my strength and confidence in who I am.
Also having learned to love my own company and truly only needing my own company has become so liberating. I am not mad, sad nor even disappointed in humans. I just know this is the progress of this life journey. I still love all and my door is always open as I am not willing to ever allow any circumstances to change my core aura and soul!
I continue to share love through letters, meeting up, or calling! I have created a similar community through my ESTY business and have been meeting like minded people. There are so many people with my interest and creating such true kindness around the world. I love IT!!! I have been embracing the world of witches which entails creating smoulder sticks/ cleansing bundles, good intentionally dried flower bundles, herbal smokes, handmade crafts/cards, ornaments and so much more. These women are so inspiring with such goodness, genuineness, kindness and it has filled my heart.
Through this experience I am fully supportive of small businesses and buy items through local small shops, I may pay a little more but I am not invested in large corporations. I want to embrace individuality, uniqueness and return to basics.
I hope in reading some of this that you all will return to basics and support your local businesses. Make the efforts to build your gardens, home cooked meals, find local farms, grow your flowers and build a small indoor garden as well!
Here is the fun stuff… I need you all to grab your journals and here are a set of guided of questions I would love for you to think about and write when you feel it in your heart. I also would love for the friends reading, new people, instagram followers to share your thoughts, engage with me… only if you feel it within your SOUL!
Experience in gratitude sensory:
Hello My Friends:
The seasons are changing and we find ourselves with winter just around the corner! Before I dig into this topic… let’s find what we are grateful for… I am grateful for my hands that allow me to write my love letters to the world, the beautiful lines crafted throughout the palm of my hands, my fingernails that allow me to place dramatic colours💕💕💕 What are you grateful for today?
I 💕 to enjoy the beauty of all seasons as they each come with their own characteristics as we do!
The fall is stunning in its colours, birds flocking south, animals organizing their outside homes, farmers markets, farmers/people preserving… those are a few!!
Winter’s first snow fall is so beautiful and magical. Winter has so many different festivals and many countries light up their cities!
Spring is to me the season of love… everything is blooming! To witness flowers blooming, all of nature’s babies hatching, life forming, a bounce to humans steps, humans preparing their gardens, and patios! It’s a season where you see smiles, kindness and love everywhere!
Summer is my favourite season as I love the heat! I love the warmth of the sun, the warm wind, the running water through the lakes, all the flowers, the laughter of children carried with the wind and all the outdoor activities!
When you see the world through a grateful mind you can find beauty everywhere. My world is definitely not made of beautiful roses but the moment I entailed gratitude I was able to deal with the difficult patches! I encourage all to practice gratitude daily and it to be introduced the moment you wake up! We are heading into a glooming winter season with so many stuck at home and now with limited outdoor time. I worry about peoples wellbeing. It is no breaking news about the increase of anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, today there are many young people that are battling with anxiety and depression.
I do encourage parents to look at a botanical tincture that helps manage anxiety or depression. I recommend finding a Naturalpathic doctor that specializes in botanical tinctures. I can list two that I recommend for you:
https://theherbalclinicanddispensary.com/ (The Herbal Clinic direct website)
Everything in this life has a solution but we have to implement them and try!
Here are some calming activities:
A gratitude video for you:
My lovely peeps I will leave it at this for today! My intentions for you all today is to enjoy fun, silly moments with those around you or with yourself!! Also do not forget to write in your beautiful journal today!
Love 💕 LucyLu
Hello my Friends: I have decided to start a new quest! We will embark on a 28 days of gratitude together! I embraced mediation, gratitude routines and mindfulness during a time I was lost in my desire to have children. I was no longer able to see the beauty in life and I felt the world had abandoned me. I was so angry, victimized in my own pity, and so sad. I know I didn’t understand what the future would look like without of children. I was stuck in a system… that taught us value comes from falling in love, getting married and creating a family… prior to anything else, this was the world I grew up in. When I arrived into my 30’s the main questions were: When are you getting married & it is time for you to make a family!
Well, imagine… my relationship at the time falls apart! I was engaged but pressured to get married. In my heart none of this felt right… with this man. I knew I was making a choice based on what should happen. I could not go through with it for many reasons, he was not a genuine, good hearted man and we were so different. I knew in my mind & soul once I walked away I would now be at risk for possibly not having children.
I made the choice to choose me versus the pressure of culture & customs. I am not married but live with my significant partner. I was not able to have children but am surrounded by many children & youth.
This leads me into my true intention of this blog entry… I started on a self love discovery with myself! I did meet someone new who does compliment my personality and whom I get to embrace… who I am at all times. I am very independent and need my own space to be creative in my world. During these last 10 years I was able to travel to India and volunteer in Calcutta, which was a surreal experience and I will write about that trip in later blog! I took a trip alone to Turkey, England & Scotland, which I recommend everyone to explore at some time in this life time. I also travelled to a yoga retreat in Italy, by myself and met some unbelievable people on this solo trip! I spent some days in Rome and explored the history of this city on my own time.
More recently, last year I created this blog all on my own through reading and exploring what this all entails! I learned about SEO’s, marketing, HTML, uploading, editing, being a photographer…. I learned so much! These last few months: I have created my own ESTY store and have become an ESTY seller! You all have come to know me for writing letters around the world… well I now sell my handcrafted cards online, handcrafted ornaments and magical smoke bundles to cleanse your home with an intention!
This was all created through my journey of healing, accepting gratitude into my life and learning to use mindfulness activities to manage emotions. I have found gratitude to be more effective than therapy, as it comes from within me and I do the work that is needed for healing. I have challenged myself and found a life that is just as fulfilling as in having had children. I still get sad days but it is just a sad day now. I know no one will ever understand what it feels to be empty in a life with no children and I also know it’s not their story!
There is life after a loss, break-up, death, disappointment, and so forth. It is unfortunate but this life journey comes with many challenges and having a strong self helps you to always appreciate what is in your life at this moment!
So I have not written as many blog entries due to building my ESTY store which actually takes a lot of therapeutic work! I want to help you create a gratitude life through tasks, journey entries, guided questions and guided videos! KINDA similar to the 21 days of meditation! This means you will get to engage with me more daily!
Gratitude: This is a selfless act to show you appreciate someone. It is a feeling of appreciation and meaningful to act-of-kindness. Gratitude makes your life fill enough as you begin to appreciate all that is in your life.
Here are a few simple tasks:
I encourage you all to participate and take the risks to share kindness with all those around us!
Also each morning open your door or window and breath in the fresh air. Stare into the sky and take a moment to see the ripples in the sky. She the shapes of the clouds, the different shades of white and blue. Truly pay attention to something that is there everyday when you wake up and appreciate that beauty.
We will begin here and please do not hesitate to begin a journal… this can be a 5 min entry, or just your moment of thought but not something to stress about! The moment you fill you should write then begin!
Here is a gratitude video to begin your day with:
Please do not hesitate to share with me your routines, coping strategies, what would you like to learn from me and what would be beneficial for YOU!
I will see you all soon, again Wednesday!
It is October and this months request for love letters has arrived. Get your arts & crafts and start creating beautiful letters. Join me in creating smiles, sharing love and choosing compassion always! Below are the letter requests and enjoy!
Angela is having to deal firsthand with some of the challenges that the pandemic has sprung on students. A friend of hers shared with our community:
“Angela is my amazing friend and colleague at a middle school in a lower socioeconomic area in our city. She cares so much about her students, and is very anxious about being able to reach them and help them as she teaches online. I don’t think Angela realizes how many lives she has touched through her compassion and creativity as a middle school English teacher.
Two years ago, Angela’s younger brother took his own life, and Angela is still grieving this tremendous loss, as they were extremely close. The loss of her brother coupled with the challenges of this time are difficult for her. I want to help her see that life can be good again, and I want to help her feel enveloped in love and support.”
Let’s send some encouragement + support to Angela!
℅ Nanette G.
5513 Adenmoor Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713
Debora’s daughter has requested a bundle of letters for her mother as she faces challenging circumstances due to an illness. She shared:
“My mom is an amazing woman. She raised me as a single parent and is my biggest cheerleader. About twenty years ago, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and for a while she was still able to be independent while raising my sister as a single parent. Unfortunately, over the last two years, her mobility has reduced her to being bedridden.
Despite this, she helps my sister navigate through life, who struggles with anxiety and PTSD. No matter what she’s going through, my mother has always put others first and is beyond selfless. She is still my biggest cheerleader, and I want her to receive the same support that she gives me, my sister, and everyone else.”
Grab your pens and join us in sharing joy + love with Debora!
℅ Renayle F.
5707 S. Cass Ave. Box 960
Westmont, IL 60559
Erin’s mother is requesting a bundle of letters for her. She shared in her nomination:
“My daughter Erin is a beautiful soul, constantly giving everything to help others. She worked two jobs all through high school, and still managed to graduate with honors. Afterwards though, she put off going to college to help me in our family business after her father passed away. The business was our livelihood, but she promised me she would go and finish her degree.
It seemed like every year something else came up, and she gave up going again. Finally, two years ago, Erin went back to school at the age of forty. She will graduate this spring as a teacher! I will never be able to show her how proud I am of her, or how much her sacrifice has meant to me. My daughter is truly my best friend.”
Join us in celebrating Erin + her accomplishments, as well as her big heart!
℅ Ann H.
162 Mica Road
Kirbyville, MO 65679
We received a request for a bundle of letters for Susan, who is struggling. Her caregiver shared:
“Susan is fifty-five years old and has developed very bad arthritis. She is alone and has no family. She has been very depressed lately from the many surgeries she had this last year, and sometimes it seems like she wants to give up. I have been helping her everyday with small things that make her days more comfortable and less painful, but it would be amazing if she could receive some love. I want her to see that life still has more to offer her and there is so much love out there.”
Let’s remind Susan that there is love + hope in this wonderful world!
℅ Simone B.
Unit 302/15 breese street
We received a nomination for Kaitlyn who could use a pick me up! Her friend shared:
“Kaitlyn is a sweet, kind person who gives anything for her friends. I met her about eight years ago when she moved here, but she was not welcomed by all. Though she has made some very close friends–she still struggles. She turns sixteen very soon, and she is dealing with some mental health issues. When her medication changes, her whole world changes. Emotions are always very stiff and a fragile thing for her, but especially during this quarantine.
Kaitlyn’s been having a hard time being away from friends for months, feeling alone, and she has been withdrawing from her family. It is very hot here, and that has been stressful due to a surgery Kaitlyn is recovering from in addition to also recently having COVID-19 and strep in quick succession. She is regaining mobility, but is finding it difficult to recover. I care deeply about her and hope that these letters from strangers might bring some sunshine into her life.”
Let’s spread some joy + encouragement to Kaitlyn through a bundle of letters.
℅ Maggie L.
2721 N 21st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Sincerely with 💕,
I have pondered what should I share and where should I begin… I have encountered so many struggling as our world changes. I have to say I write this blog with a very heavy heart. I have been travelling the streets of Toronto and they are no longer the same. The streets are bare of shops that have closed down and you see way too many condo buildings being built. Toronto will soon be the concrete CITY. What saddens me… is how many are paying attention to the changes and its impact for the future. I walked along Trinity park and tears ran down my cheek, as all I see are too many tents with people with no homes. Our city states that its better for them to be in tents, as this reduces their changes of getting in contact with COVID-19. The homeless pandemic will now definitely be in peoples faces and maybe this will impact them to speak up? I will share with you all… so many people walk that park as if it is a normal day and nobody acknowledges these tents… that are home too many… in such a RICH city.
This is when I state, why are we able o get almost 2 million people to celebrate the RAPTORS win but not to protest our homelessness pandemic, addictions and gang violence? I will say this out loud I was happy that the RAPTORS lost as I do not want anymore distractions in our city! I keep pondering what is the outcome of this economy for the world as they rapidly change many services to online, possibly most schools. Many people are going to lose their jobs and benefits but many are still busy shopping online. I tell everyone around me to save their money but not many are listening. Many believe our world will be going back to normal but I do not see this happening. We have commercials and advertisements with humanity in fashionable masks, they keep saying this is the new normal. Why would all these fashionable masks come onto the market? I feel it is terrible to market masks during a time we are being told that it is a pandemic and truly only level 3 medical masks really protect anyone. Again a world government encouraging you to be the consumer… to keep buying when many are struggling to even make ends meet.
I hear many enlightenment workers state that the USA is winning the fight against human trafficking but in Canada all I see are cases of human trafficking rises. I know for sure that crime rate is up in so many states, cities and countries. I am heart broken for the world and have no trust in these leaders around the world at all. This week in Canada we will find out how they expect to recovery budget losses. This is the funny thing… is that all government establishments never closed such as; gas stations, liquor stores, Beer stores, online sales of marijuana, cigarettes and now we have photo radar everywhere. In the month of August over 24, 000 traffic tickets were issued through photo radar cameras. I am not speaking about the individuals that push the limits but I am speaking about the everyday folks that try to do the right choice daily. FOR me I will never understand this and they are already recovering some losses… wouldn’t YOU SAY! Listen many will excuse things but when you have a government who’s MP returned travelling spending money… well that RIGHT there… shows the corruption in all governments and I do not believe they CARE that much about US. Since when… HISTORY does not lie… GREED we are surrounded by it. I will leave these thoughts here as I am flooded with many…
Lets discuss how to manage fear and anxiety:
We often allow our fears to guide our decisions and control our emotions. Fears will always be surrounded around us. The escapes are limited since we now have social media and television bombarding the world with negative messages. I have often shared about creating a simple gratitude morning and evening routine. This would be a wonderful strategy to create with your children and young adults. As they need something that they can hold onto and there is still so much to be grateful for. Even in our most trying times, which we can always find something that makes us smile!
It is said that planting your bare feet on grass and soil which creates positive sensations in your nervous system! It grounds you to the creator and the universe! That alone we can always be grateful for… create a gratitude list that represents your life. Complete this list with your family and begin with just two grateful statements.
Also becoming in habit of having meditation music in the background during morning routines, dinner, homework time, baths, and settling time.
Here are a a list of I Am comments:
It is extremely important to get into these positive habits during a world that is consistently changing so rapidly. You have to take breaks from your phones, laptops, television and be in silence. Please get a book and read again. Actually hold a book, turn the pages and get focused. We are all developing an ADHD mind and can no longer focus too long on one task. Ask yourself when you read an article, book, watching a movie.. how many of you are scrolling through different forms of social media at the same time??? STOP doing that as it is terrible for the functioning of your brain. When you are with your friends actually don’t take any pictures, nor make any posts for that one outing. Enjoy it as you would many years ago! We do not always need to share our story from a hour to hour basis.
I end this blog with gratitude and a meditation. I am grateful that I have many of you taking the time to read my post, to practise some of my suggestions and to even like the post. I am grateful that the creator gave me creativity to write, to blog, to love, and to create! I am utterly grateful for nature and everyday I enjoy their beautiful sounds and the smiles that they create each morning!
With love always,
Hello My Human Friends!
Congratulations! Thank you so much for sticking with me on this journey!!! Also for your patient as I did not get these posts on the days I had intended it for! I hope there have been a few of you that started to implement meditation in your life as the benefits are amazing! I am not always consistent but see the impact it has in my life when I am not consistent!
Meditation manifests your thoughts, energy and changes your mindset. It creates a better version of yourself and builds an internal happiness that no one can take away from you. I am able to embrace positivity much faster than negativity, which is a blessing! I found that to be the greatest gift ever! We have been trained to accept negativity in all aspects of our being. Sadly, negativity is surrounding us the moment we turn on television! When you are online you do have the control in what you will allow yourself to embrace so the control is there for us to navigate.
There was a time in my life that I thought loving yourself was a selfish act, where I got this message from is beyond me. The ego is different from love and yes that is what gets in the way often for many! The moment you fall in love with yourself is when you will no longer allow people to treat you badly! It is such a liberation, freedom and an uplifting feeling. People around you will actually be happier without you needing to do anything. The other beauty… anyone not meant for your life will eventually no longer be around!
The greatest journey for me was understanding mindfulness, practising gratitude, embracing yoga and accepting meditation into my life. It changed my past, present and future. I healed, I do not cry much, I smile everyday, and my depression is no longer controls me! You need to find what will work for you and I can never tell you that this is the remedy but I can say it was for me! I still work at this daily but it is so much easier! What I can tell you, YOU must do the work and fight everyday! The power is YOU and only YOU.
Message for Day 21
Are you familiar with the seven “switches” of happiness?
🌟 give to your neighbor
🌟 transmit (love & light)
🌟 let go (of things that do not serve you)
🌟 indulge (live life to the fullest)
🌟 give thanks
🌟 give yourself (be of service)
When these seven become part of your life, happiness will flow into it simply and easily.
Everything is energy and its flow must be circular and continuous in order to return abundance to you. This is how the law of reciprocity works.
Keep your channels open and clean so that your energy can flow unhindered! Remember to stay present. This is YOUR time!
Your future is in your hands; you make choices and decisions every day, every moment.
How you use your time, with whom you spend it, and how you feel at every moment determines your life.
☀ recognition of value & abundance
Thank you everyone for your participation, presence and energy invested in this process!
Use all of your creative abilities, describing yourself and your experience. 🤩😇 And remember that brevity is the soul of wit. 🙂
“Every moment of every day I live my life abundantly. “
Enjoy your coming days and abundance. ♥️🤗♥️