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I know it’s been a while since posting and my apologies to all of you who look forward to a little bit of inspiration from my blog. I usually post some of my art for you to enjoy as you read… please enjoy some photos of Greece for this post ūüôā

Since I have changed my lifestyle a bit, my mental energy seems to have redirected itself towards self-healing and getting my heath in line. I started my exercise and diet program which I can say I am happily sticking to for the most part (Yippie!) However, my weight loss goal is not in sight РLOL!

Although I have yet to reach my goal (12 pounds yet to go) I have really enjoyed walking (almost) every day. I am doing like 4 – 5 miles and that translates to 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours of walking. I get to do my prayers while I walk and think about where life is going. I feel really good!

Last week my husband and I were in Greece for two weeks and I maintained my exercise, but shall we say the food there was a bit too tempting so I stuck with healthy choices but indulged in some desserts, cheese and lots and lots of wine! But it was worth it.

My healthy start! Fruit salad in the morning ... But by night I couldn't resist temptation any more! Chocolate souffle cake called ...

The morning walks along the hilly beach path was amazing. Looked for sea glass in the afternoon with my husband on the beaches and my husband worked (a lot) while we were away. I am really blessed to be able to accompany my husband while he has ‘working vacations’. The evenings were filled with fabulous dinners with friends.

Hello ....Will Power - Where did you go?????? Seriously??? Well it's hard to resist when it's right in front of you. I would NOT have ordered this! I promise!!!

I always contemplate how I got here and how amazing my life is. What if I never met ‘the One’ … The special one God had chosen for me? How much different would my life be? But all the time I believed in my heart that he was out there. Years of prayers and devastating disappointments… Did they sculpt me to be stronger? Were they my challenges to test my faith and strength? Lessons I had to learn to grow enough as a person to appreciate the love that I had yet to experience like never before? If I had given up would I eventually still have met my soul mate? I ponder these things, and feel in my heart of hearts, if I did not remain true to myself and have faith through all of my trials, I would never have received the reward I whole heartedly believed in.

We are tested everyday. The decisions you make and the path you choose must be one that is YOUR truth and YOUR belief. Don’t yield to what is easier for the sake of quick resolve. Always stick to what you believe in your heart… it speaks the truth and you will always receive what God intends for you because God is in you speaking to you through your heart. Listen. Act on it. Believe in it. Stay strong and you will finish and win the race. A new challenge always lies around the corner. Envision the end and outcome. Work towards it everyday.

Believe, believe, believe.  I owe my current life, love and lessons to faith.

Thank you God for giving me such divine blessings! I wish to be an inspiration for all those around me, spreading light to where there is darkness and giving hope to the hopeless…. This is what I wish, for anyone who has lost faith or needs a little encouragement.

This is not only a blog, but a group initiative to pray and pass on blessings! Read my first post to find out how you can get involved and be part of this mission to spread joy, blessings and love. Make a difference for YOU and the world:

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

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Creating positive energy means removal of toxins; this includes people. Please enjoy my handpainted 'Energy' tank top as you read this post ūüôā

How do we create a more harmonious space for ourselves? How do we find peace and serenity in a world filled with noise, pollution and toxins? I have to admit, I spend a lot of time alone meditating and praying and I am very blessed to have the environment to practice my prayer and well-being in. This is where I get my messages and feel a sense of peace, calm and guidance. I do thank God for the space I am provided with so I can practice being a better person through my spiritual connection.

What if you don’t have that space due to your environment. I admit it makes it much more difficult. I can suggest to you to go to a park,wake up early before anyone else rises or find a vacant space to meditate and pray in. Is it possible? Can you find that place to connect to spirit and be at peace? If we search we can all find a little nook. This is vital. To really connect and free yourself of the agitating stresses around you are, peace calm and a positive vibe is¬†paramount in achieving a successful meditation and prayer session.

I would like to address one toxin in particular in this post. This is the worst one of all because it is ever-changing and hard to escape; a toxic person.

Sometime we¬†feel guilty for them as we are being manipulated. Sometimes we are the ones that make¬†ourselves feel that we need to be there for them since they always have an issue. Health, money, family, work, etc. I want you to understand I’m not talking about someone who is calling you once in¬† blue moon to talk about an issue or crossroad in their life, and then you have a hundred more positive communications with them. In fact it is a most divine blessing when our loved ones call upon us to seek guidance and we can genuinely help them. ¬†I am talking about someone who you have come to know as always looking at the negative side of things; one who is always sick or complaining; nothing is ever their fault; they never seem to make good decisions; talks about themselves all the time and never once asks how you are and if they do berates your decisions and blames you for being in your situation. The list goes on, but you get the idea of my definition of a toxic person.

Do not be duped by the ability these¬†toxic people have to¬†manipulate you. They may appear to be¬†weak, helpless, alone, suffering from some illness the comes up when convenient. The good news for these¬† toxic folks is God has given¬†us the great gift of being blessed to help ourselves! Yahoo!¬†¬†Yet these people need to vampire your strong, healthy spirit to build themselves up. These relationships must be eliminated from your life. You can pray for someone all you want, but if they are not receiving your prayers you must say good-bye to them with love and know it is between them and God. You cannot heal them. You can give them the spiritual medicine but if they do not take it, you cannot continue treating their illness of ‘toxicity’ as they suck you dry.

Some relationships, especially with family, are very hard to walk away from. You need to make a decision. Does this person bring you down and not make you feel your spiritual best? Are they ever receptive to your good intention? If this is chronic, you must let them go with love. Don’t argue. Bless them with finding the most benevolent resolution for their issues. Be open to the idea they will be enlightened and be back one day.

Do not feed the fire. The more ‘wood’ (all of your good intention) you put in will be consumed by the ‘fire’ (their issues, negativity, anger, etc.)¬† They must seek their happiness through themselves. Their healing through themselves. Your job is to be strong, spiritual and divinely connected so you can spread positive energy and blessings to those who need it most and have gratitude for your blessings. You are a walking,¬†radiating white light wherever you go. The people around you who are receptive to your shining blessed spirit, despite their circumstances,¬†will feel your good energy. When you have nothing dragging you down, your positive energy¬†will only multiply¬†and crate¬†ripples of peace, love and joy.

Fill the world with positive spirit. Be blessed and pass blessings to all you encounter. Pray and seek the answers on cleansing your life of all negativity. Be vigilant of the negative energy, vampires and toxic people looking to bring you down and steer clear my friends!

If you would like to join the pray and pass on a Fatima Rosary ~ The Blessings Go Round Initiative ~ Please click this link to my first post:

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

Have a blessed day filled with love, joy, abundance and guidance ūüôā

My signature T shirt design 'Blessed'

My ‘Blessings Go Round’ initiative strives to¬†create a¬†profound and¬†hopefully life changing experience¬†for those who participate. For those¬†of you who read my blog for inspiration or to figure out your path, I hope the information¬†I provide as well as the inspiring true life accounts of the individuals who prayed on the rosaries to be thought-provoking and instill more belief in you for faith, gives you personal strength and¬†enlightenment in your daily life.

If you come from a place (in your mind/spirit) where you are so detached from spirituality, believing in a higher power, or that you have the power to have all that you want, then my blog may seem far-fetched and a nice little attempt to spread a religious message.

This¬†couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, ‘Blessings Go Round’ the initiative¬†is about praying on a rosary¬†obtained from the very ‘religious’ Fatima, Portugal. And yes, the prayers on the rosary are based in Catholicism. However, I am not here to ‘bible thump’ or preach through a religious perspective. I am just trying to make you aware of your inner voice, a higher power and that YOU have the power to bless. As I mentioned, what prayers and how you pray with the rosary are up to you.

If you find this as ‘mumbo jumbo’ this is not your time. If you are not open to receiving miracles or to think that you can create all your heart’s desires for you, your loved ones and the world around you, then this is not for you. I speak to those of faith, those with an open mind and those who are at a point where ‘something has to change’. I also speak to those who a aware of how true the words I write are and who are aware of the power of prayer… their prayers… therefore, the power to bless.

If you are a believer in the divine, God and the super energy that exists, then you do believe that this energy is in us. God exists in all of us. We and God are one. If this is true, then we have the power to bless. Have you been asked ‘please pray for me/my mom/my dad/my child (etc.) they are in need of a miracle’?¬†Most of us¬†have, at some point, been asked to pray. Even on the news¬†during a tragic event they say to pray.¬† Why do you think this is? Because we have the power to bless. ¬†As a sidenote: The act of prayer is not religious. It’s meditative and attaches you divine energy. Who you pray to and how you pray may or may not¬†be attached to different religious beliefs.

You don’t have to be Jesus, or anyone anointed by any church as a saint, or even see with your eyes something tangible like turning water into wine or making the blind see,¬†to know you are powerful. Your words, thoughts and actions all create energy that can be positive or negative. You are powerful. You can spread blessings.

A blessings in motion stays in motion! Keep the energy flowing and always give thanks and have gratitude for everything in your life. Pray on the positive. Invite joy, love and abundance to flow into you, through you and to those around you.

Pray for mankind that we may be at peace and for the Earth that there is always balance. Be the vessel for bliss through glorious blessings ūüôā

Become a strong link in the chain of blessings … If you would like to join this initiative, please read the first post…and by all means read the entire blog too ūüôā

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

Enjoy my artwork as you read. Life is Beautiful one of a kind belt buckle ūüôā

I’m sitting in my backyard and it’s a brilliant day out. I have a lot to be thankful for.

The other day I was taking some notes about what¬†to write about until we get some stories coming in from those who are praying on the Fatima¬†rosaries (by the way, one has been sent out to the first person on the waiting list so far. Please see the first post and join us before the waiting list gets really long.)¬† I was thinking, usually, for those brought up in a strong religious or spiritual home, prayer is part of the daily routine. I however, was raised Catholic but never felt one with my religion because¬†I don’t like how¬†we are made to feel guilty, sin is bad and that was the word (no explanation¬†really)¬†and all the scandals in the church (which were sins, but excused)¬†made me a bit sour. This is why I do not see myself as ‘religious’,¬†however, the fact that Jesus is God’s son and Mary is his mother and so on is very strong with me and there is a God and the spirit of the universe is the reason for all existence¬†and lives within each one of us. I always had a hard time accepting that the bible was written by man, and the translations that some used to preach it are all … well…¬†and not to my taste; maybe one day I will find a church that I feel completely one with… one day.¬†

Through life I went never fully attaching to a spiritual or religious practice, until my early 30’s… I know I mentioned some of this before.¬†When I had no where else to turn I started listening to my inner self and began to pray (my earlier post tells you the story). I learned the rosary and for a few years I just prayed and prayed … I guess I really had a lot of work to do to reattach¬†ATTACH to spirit. There was lots of crying and trying to understand what am I supposed to do. The day I was inspired to pray for others was one of my biggest¬†and most fulfilling moments. I realized that praying for others was MUCH more peaceful and gratifying than to keep asking for what I wanted. I mean, isn’t that usually the first instinct for those of us that don’t pray ‘Oh please God don’t let this happen to me … I need this … Please God deliver me that…etc.?’¬† The day I realized it wasn’t about me, it was about what can I do for others is when everything started to open up for me.

Praying for others as well as giving thanks and gratitude led me to a place that you cannot image before you get there becasue¬†it’s hard to know it even exists. Many of you reading who are attached to spirit know what I mean. I know that everything will work out. I KNOW this. One way or another… everything will be fine. I have learned to see the brighter side of things more quickly… all because I pray for others, I know the universe and God give back to me what I’m giving it. If I am theere for others, I know someone will be there for me. If not a physical human, then God. I simply ask ‘Dear Lord, guide me to someone I can help today. I send out a random prayer and blessing to anyone in need. Please bless them with the most benevolent environment for their situation.’

Today just think about others. Once you take the focus off yourself, you have nothing to be stressed over. Once you give your thanks to God, if you believe in him, you know He will provide.¬† Stop stressing. Know in you heart you are doing the best you can. Give thanks for your blessings and pray for those in need… even if their need is for them to find their own¬†path to gratitude and living in peace and joy. I know people who¬†need to be prayed for, just for them to find their way to a spiritual path. We all know someone who needs to ‘find themselves.’

Pray for others, pray for yourself…. Do you want to join ‘Blessings Go Round’ the initiative? We are praying on rosaries I purchased in Fatima Portugal. These rosary beads will be making their way from person to person around the word. Please see my first post on how to join us. It’s free and this is a group effort to spread the love, joy and blessings. Grow strong with prayer and find your clear path through you and God.

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

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Enjoy my art as you read. 'Believe' one of a kind original art belt buckle by Anna Pereira

When I started to really figure out what I wanted in life, I realized I didn’t know what I wanted even more so than before. What I mean by this is, what I thought I wanted and what brought me what I wanted, fundamentally, were two different things. I thought I knew what to look for¬†in a relationship, I had no idea. I thought I knew what success was, again, I had no idea. I thought I knew what happiness was, yet again, had no idea.

Once I started to pray, it was a journey. I began to pray about problems;¬†Why do I have to go through this or that crisis, dilemma or ‘learning experience’. Why me?¬†

In my next ‘prayer phase’¬†I started to get inspirations¬†and then began praying for the things I thought I wanted. That lasted a while too… like a few years…¬†Then a momentus shift came. The life I had, had up until that time was one disappointment after another…¬†in events, people and myself for making the wrong choices. I see now that I had to go through those events to get to where I am… But getting back to this ‘shift’… It hit me one day… STOP. Just stop. Stop wanting, stop asking. Too many questions … too many needs…too much trying to make sense. Just be thankful and then the answers will come. Appreciate more. Have gratitude. This was amazing to me. Once I broadened my needs to be something as simple as ‘I just want pure unlimited happiness in my life’ … BOOM! That was it.

The ‘shift’ I experienced allowed me to change the way I prayed. I began to pray for a happy relationship¬†asking for a good, honorable man who loves me completely (and who is easy on the eyes ūüėČ ). I asked to feel the success that I know I deserve. I asked to be able to manifest joy in myself and other people. I asked for a feeling of calm and comfort as I am guided on my path. I asked for my relationship to be like a ‘team’ that my partner and I work together and help each other to be the best we can be. Do you know what? I have all that and more.

Life is a journey, and for the sake of keeping this short (I can go on and on) I will stop here. Just believe that you can be inspired, live in Joy, Love, Abundance and on the path to fulfillment. Just listen to what you are being told. Stop trying to fill yourself with what you think you want or ideals. Pray and listen. You will find your path. Believe.

If you have been on your personal journey or want to start today it is never too late. Also, consider joining my initiative to pray and pass on a rosary to help spread love and blessings around the world. Believe in the power of prayer. Click the link below to join us. The waiting list has started.

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/