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Living close to what matters, I strive to remember that the greatest story of all is the one I am living and so to live full and well. This is certainly a work in progress!I am a mixed media artist, healer, mom, wife, muser, lover of the natural world. I am learning always about how to listen with care to what's inside that wants to be expressed, brought out into the light of day...to the stories and adventures of people I care about, and to the folks I share this world with, to honor life's impulses and flow and act to make real the dreams I hold within. I hope to share with you the journey of life, full of creative juice, magic, mystery, and the unexpected!

Monday, October 24, 2011

ur happy place 10/26

For the New moon from jan spiller's website, www.janspiller.com:
enjoy... till next time..xx

NEW MOON REMINDER… Wednesday, OCTOBER 26, Scorpio 2:56 pm EST, is the New Moon Power Day in October! Don’t miss this opportunity to make wishes for goals you’d like to reach and experiences you’d like to have.
Because this New Moon is in the sign of SCORPIO, it’s a powerful time for new beginnings in relationships that evoke your passion: perhaps with a sexual partner or a business partner. It is the most potent New Moon of the year for wishes involving Soul Mates or relieving personal debt. Things you may have wanted to happen in your life for a long time can begin easily manifesting through using the boost of this profound and potent New Moon.
For success, your wishes must be handwritten on paper and ten wishes maximum are allowed on each power day. The most potent time is the first 8 hours AFTER the exact time of the New Moon; within the first 48 hours will still work. The potency continues to exist for another twelve hours, but is weaker. For clear success, it’s best to avoid wishing during those hours when the Moon is Void of Course.
Therefore in OCTOBER 2011, your most potent times for wishing are:

Wednesday: 3:57 pm – midnight

Thursday: clear for making wishes all day and night

Friday: 12:01 am – 7: 48 am, 10:45 am – midnight
These times are in Eastern Standard Time and need to be converted to your local time zone. The Moon Box on the Homepage of this site will tell you how many hours difference your location is from the Eastern Time Zone in the US.
Among other things, SCORPIO rules the passion necessary to propel us to a victory. The energy of SCORPIO is discipline and fixed on its goal, especially if that goal involves a relationship.
Because the New Moon of November is in the sign of SCORPIO it is the most potent time of the year for wishing to increase your psychic or psychological abilities; the wisdom to see how to create a deeper bond with someone important to you; the insight to see how to resolve situations involving debt

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ur happy place 10/19

Here is a sampling of the goodies you can win!!!!!!!! keep for yourself or get started on your stocking stuffers, gifts for your goddess sisters, mom, aunties, wife......or a bit of both :)
Angel Watch stampY
es! Stamps for your Holiday greeting cards

Shine Your Heart Necklace necklaceShine Your Heart necklace!

Hands and Heart Angel Necklace (round) necklace
Hands and Heart necklace

Buddha Bliss Necklace necklace
Buddha Love necklace

Buddha Love shirt

Buddha Love T shirt

To Enter:
On Halloween/Samhain, Oct 31st, I'll send out my newsletter. If you already receive it, just follow the link to my new website, check it out and then send a reply to my newsletter letting me know one thing you like about the new site That's it! You'll be entered.

If you 're not on my list or you want to add someone, go the my website www.deborahdonofrio.com to the BLOG PAGE and sign up for the newsletter. This enters you into the give- a- way too!

Either way, one entry only.

until next time...xx

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ur happy place 10/12

A Tough Day at the Office

Mermaid Chronicles 10.9. 2011/Crane Beach, Ipswich, Ma

arrival: 4:30 pm

sunset: 6:15pm

Here are some behind the scene shots from the video I am creating for my website!

goofing..if u can't laugh at urself...call me the humble reiki master!
the estate at sunset...
geese ...
dino with full moon

i have never seen so many canines... on the beach at one time!

big sniff!

yes! calypso the painted horse and her owner...

you'll see the results of this work on the DEBORAH section of my new website, www.deborahdonofrio.com..open on Oct 31st!

till next time...xxx

below is
a little inspiration for u....

TOUCHSTONE March 2011 - No Matter from Colors In Motion™ on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ur happy place 10/5

mermaid chronicles begin today... 9/27/2011-arrival:5:15pm, sunset 6:35pm
in the distance...do you see them? here is nancy in the foreground, although when i took this shot, i hadn't yet met her!
shadow play.....

the best show in town...waiting for sunset at land's end......
beautiful crane beach, ipswich , ma
changing of the tides...
still barefoot..
you never know what magic the shore will offer up...

yes, photo shoot.."bride & groom" in the water! my mini- photo shoot of the photo shoot:)
as I keep my promise to myself to stay in touch with the sea and shore...I 'm rewarded with these sights and the sound of waves, breathing in the salty goodness of September sea air.

if all this wasn't enough, a happen chance meeting with sister beachcomber,
nancy from rochester, ny and a bday girl on the beach with her fiancee. nancy and i took some impromptu souvenir pics for them on their camera, they insisted on sharing their batch of Russell Orchard's freshly baked apple cider donuts ...with the sun set we raced off to our respective cars, - clutching our donuts, laughing and waving so long ....worth showing up for , don't you think? as sabrina ward harrison writes in
brave on the rocks.
."if u don't go you can't see!"

until next time...xx

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Three A's

Awhile back in yoga class Ken brought the Three A's onto the mat for us to consider: Awareness, Acceptance and Action.

Since then I've offered the Three A's to many of my clients as a way to work with challenges in their lives.
With phobias..say flying- one could consider the following:

Awareness that u have this fear and it may stem from another experience, maybe a flight where u experienced an emergency evacuation. It is common to generalize, taking what happened once and fearing it will happen again each and every time. Logic is lost and knee-jerk reactions take over. Interjecting a breath and moment of present awareness can help to break the spell. You might be aware of your stomach tightening or head throbbing, acknowledge that. Stay with what you notice right here, right now.

Acceptance- accept u have this feeling, feel it- breathe, allow , observe. An easy 80% of the energy of the fear can be dissipated by learning to feel without labeling or repeating the mental tape,"I'm afraid, something's going to happen.. I'm afraid something's going to happen..I'm af..." Let the feeling move through and out of your body.

Action- “ I am in this moment and I am safe ” repeat and breathe. Perhaps a mantra such as "Om Shanti" (eternal peace) could work for you or other words such as on an in breath "Peace" and the out breath "Here" In this way you can substitute a higher vibrational choice, rewiring your reactions into deliberate choice, a very big difference, your body will feel it and you can shift yourself out of panic and into balance.

using the 3 A's can reorder your daily experiences and bring a calm and sense of connection to your own deep well of power and spiritual resources.

Meditation is a beautiful reinforcement to this practice. Developing a regular meditation practice may be one of the finest methods you can choose to enhance your day to day living. I hope u can join me for my two upcoming series:

Meditation: Mala Beads, Mantra and Breath

In this series we will work with mala beads, mantras and our breath. Mala beads are strung in a circle and have been used since time immemorial. Their energy comes from the power of form, the intent from centuries of human use, and the intent you place in them. Malas bring beneficial energy into your life and this happens when the mala itself, combined with the energy you place inside it for your specific use is combined together.

We will learn to use the malas to do japa, which means chanting an affirmation, prayer or mantra, and will incorporate the conscious breath. A regular japa practice with malas, mantra and breath brings focus, clarity, peace and deep well being to your life.

Bring your Mala beads to class. Resources for Malas: www.Circleofwisdom.com, www.sanandaspiritualcenter.com and www.shakyadesigns.com

Oct/Nov Dates :3 week series –Mon.10/17, 10/24 and Nov. 7

7-8:30pm $65 early bird special when prepaid by 10/10 or $75 first night of class.

An Evening of Guided Meditation

We all seek to remember who we are, to feel whole, at peace, to have a framework that will help us navigate through life’s hardships and hurts. We want to feel safe, loved and supported. We long to feel connection with the creative force of the universe, and our own Sacred Essence, to feel connected to others we share life with. We desire to do work in the world that satisfies us, to fulfill creative urges, to embody the limitlessness of our true self.

In this series we will experience and learn meditations to help foster the use of our inner resources. We will reconnect with our body’s wisdom for greater intuition and health, the inner healer for mental clarity and emotional care and the wise teacher for spiritual growth, and direction. We will learn that within us we have all that we need.

Nov/Dec Dates: 3 week series –Mon. 11/2, 11/28 and 12/5

7-8:30pm $65 early bird special when prepaid by 11/14 or $75 first night of class.

Monday, September 19, 2011

ur happy place 9/21

Serenity Massage....

Here are a few images of where our Walking Meditation Retreats in nature will take place.... on Plum Island

me and Twinkle on the way..
shell garland for a beach wedding left to decorate the trellis...

Inside Serenity Massage....

For those of you who haven't had a chance to stop by Serenity Massage yet we are hosting our Open House this Friday from 5-8pm. Here are some shots of our lovely spot, hope u can join us..try a Reiki, chair massage, meet the staff, giveaways and more. Session sign up incentives too.

Also, the first Walking Meditation Retreat in Nature on Plum Island is this Sunday looks like the weather is going to be perfect.

The Autumnal Equinox (Mabon) is here on this Friday the 23rd. It is the day when we experience a day and night of equal duration..perfect balance... and New Moon in Libra is coming up on 9/27. Libra the sign of the balanced scales ties in with the theme of overall balance ..why not take advantage of all the special energies at your disposal and create a ritual for yourself....

Ritual for the Equinox & New Moon

Try writing out a wish or 2 on a slip of paper that corresponds with Libra qualities. For example: balance in life, relationships with others and urself., (learn more in Jan Spiller's Book, New Moon Astrology....hold slip of paper in your hands and imagine with your mind, feel with your heart and emotions the things you've wished for being real right now. How would this reality feel, what would it look like ..what are the ways it would enhance ur life? when u've spent a few moments "making it real" have a yellow candle ready to light to send up the wishes into the world. You have now invoked a 29.5 day cycle of manifestation that will continue on till the next new moon in scorpio on oct.26th.

enjoy your celebrations and hope to see u this weekend!

until next time..xx