Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fresh Starts and Coffee


As I sit in the back of a local’s coffee shop, I gaze upon the weathered brick walls and drink in the atmosphere. This place is chock-full of eclectic and diverse personalities and energies along with smells of fresh roasted beans. A grin appears from ear-to-ear the longer I evaluate my new surroundings.

Why am I smiling?

Is it because this place is crowded in late morning on a Tuesday? Perhaps it is due to the fact that all walks of life gathering over the common goal of a fresh brew seamlessly meld well together.  Or is it the sincerity and kindness from all I meet here?  Well all these items are part of it as I'm reminded that not everyone is bound by the illusion and a  9 to 5 schedule. 

But there’s more.

I sit here, transformed from the first sip of my morning latte remembering that every day is a new beginning. It all depends on how you look at it. You don't need to be weighed down by life when you know that it starts anew with each day. 

What provides you with joy?  Have a drink “gasm” with your latte and relax into the day, appreciating it for the new beginning that it is as you take your first sip toward your new beginning

Sending you love,
LeeZa Donatella

           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Higher Self Connections


While in Brazil I experienced long periods of a connection to the Higher Self.  

I'm referring to Shaktipat, a connection, to what some call the higher self.  And yes, words barely scratch the surface to describe the state of bliss, joy and love experienced when you're fully connected.

Usually my posts are a little lighter, but this personal experience is just too amazing not to share.

As I walk the path to increase my own vibration, consciousness and awareness spending a couple of years in Sedona was paramount to that end.  I was in Brazil researching the back-story to the spiritual novels I am writing, visiting spiritual towns and cities, experiencing rituals as I immersed myself in several spiritual modalities of that area.

I processed and released that which no longer served me, becoming lighter. During that time I enjoyed this intense long lasting Kundalini experience. It was a feeling so scrumptious and delectable that I had to share it with the world.    


Tingles staring at my crown progressed in a wave-like motion down to my feet; the pattern repeating every 15-20 seconds for 6-8 hours.  It was followed by a series of illuminating discoveries and release. It was one of the most soul altering times in my life. 

Speaking of soul altering, if you're interested in reading a yummy story about experiencing Shaktipat, energy and soulmate connections, you may enjoy reading Beyond the Veil of Illusion, the first book in the series, The Awakening, which is now available in all book formats. fin

Have a day filled with love and blessings,

LeeZa Donatella

           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 



PS - I LOVE questions, so please keep them coming! I answer every one and depending on the topic, add them to a question and answer section at the bottom of each article. There are no stupid questions, just unasked ones. We are all here to help each other.  Open your heart and share your question. You just may be helping another by asking it. Too shy to post a comment. That's okay, email me.



Monday, January 12, 2015

Your Journey Awaits


I know I say “if I had a nickel every time" a lot, but seriously if I had a nickel every time I hear someone say “someday I will….” I'd be rich.

If you can finish the above sentence then yes I am speaking directly to you.

Let me tell you something, darling. Someday does not come. It’s today or the highway when those opportunities come knocking.

If think that you'll start living tomorrow, chances are that you will continually put off those snippets of inspirational guidance that lead us to our greatest joys, until the spark is completely gone.

I remember a time back in the mid 90’s when I had just finished reading a book called The Celestine Prophecy. Although the book was fiction, it mentioned Machu Picchu. I was so very much inspired to go and visit this lost City of the Inca atop the Andes. When a couple of weeks later I overheard two gentlemen speaking about Machu Picchu at a local coffee shop I knew that it was an experience that “The All that is” wanted for me as much as I wanted it. So I took action and booked a flight. With a backpack and a vague idea I made my way through this town and that, to the Andes and Amazon. in all I spent about 3 months on this journey of discovery. It was one of the most amazing trips I have ever taken. I roamed around Peru's 28 temperate zones alone with no plans, no fear and no expectations. Everything was delicious; the people, places, food and culture.  I was truly free. This was one of several adventures where I have jumped off the grid in search of knowledge, adventure and experience.

I often bring up a least one journey when I speak to groups and am continually amazed by the people who come up to me afterward saying how they wish they had the courage to travel to South America. Some ask how I can travel alone. I travel most places alone, not because I am opposed to traveling with a partner, but I'm not one to just wait for someday. When inspiration strikes, I respond.

Although I'm no longer twenty I still believe that I'm a player and not a spectator in life. I like to get into the game and get dirty and sweaty. Okay, so maybe cliff diving is not at the top of my list anymore, but I never say never and believe that the word impossible is non-existent. I think that there's nothing wrong with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and that all experiences are a gift.  And I'm always grateful to all of you for reading these articles that I write, continually touched when I hear that my words helps one of you.

Back to my point today: Don’t wait until tomorrow to start enjoying your life, but live it to the fullest. Your journey of self-discovery and savoring all the delicious tastes that life has to offer you starts right now. Be bold and take that first step. Afraid?  That’s okay. Take my hand and we’ll take the journey together.

Sending love your way,
LeeZa Donatella

           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Being Peace and Love


Yeah, I know you've heard this "Be Peace and Love" a million times before, but do you know why the some of us who have found that fountain of all that is grand and holy is continually spewing this to you?  It's because once you know the deliciousness of life you want to share if with, well everyone to make their lives better. 

It was no coincidence that I walked away from a vice presidency in technology to follow my passion of writing, teaching/speaking about the love energy and helping others. And things, they seem to work out as I open my heart and follow my dreams. On the occasion when I needed a little cash, a gig materializes or an opportunity for a place to stay appears, seemingly out of thin air. 

Life is so very precious and when you find the love within your heart, not only do you beam from ear-to-ear, you also find peace.  There also is a side benefit: everyone you meet is effected by your beautiful energy. I have witnessed sourpusses turn into mushes in minutes when overtaken by the love vibe I refer to in this article.  

Now do you see the reason for the continual spewing? 

I cannot tell you how blessed I feel being able to write a few words each day to all of you. The wonderful responses I receive about how what I have written has made a difference in one of your lives make it all worth while.

Let me leave you with these last words today: Take time to be by yourself in silence and close your eyes. Take slow deep breaths and with every exhale expand your chest and feel peace. I know that every time I take time to slow down I find my heart and feel it bursting with love; a love that I share will all I meet.

Wishing you a day filled with peace and love,

LeeZa Donatella


           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Synchronization Manifestations


When I looked up the definition of synchronicity this evening, I was directed to the phrase "meaningful coincidence."  Being a spiritualist, I know that there really are no coincidences in life. I have, however, found that when you stay in a higher vibration, you're more "aware of" or "notice" the synchronization of events that are happening around us all the time and with a little talent can utilize that energy pattern to manifest what you need.


I decided I would call this  technique Synchronization Manifestation because you are manifesting things through synchronicity.

Here;s a perfect example. I'm in Florida trying to help a friend release lower vibrational energy that no longer serves her that has manifested as a physical illness. I'm really pretty good at assisting others in this genre, but because we've known each other for so long and I care so deeply, I was having a bit of a time about it all.  I needed help, but here I was far away from my circle. I knew in my heart there would be a positive outcome  (there always is), so I decided to flip my hand up in the air and ask my friends upstairs for assistance.  As if a conductor had orchestrated these actions, through a series of synchronicitious events, I connected with 2 other gifted gals who just happened to be traveling into the area and manifested the assistance that I needed,to help my friend work on releasing the pent up energy, the stuck emotions and hopefully the overall illness.  


Here's another example. A few years ago my ex-partner and I were in Mazatlan. As I often do when I'm in a new place, I like to immerse myself in the culture, staying in non-tourist places and taking local transportation. Only speaking enough Spanish to be dangerous, I smiled at the bus driver as I handed him a few pesos, telling him that we wanted to go to the Marina. We sat down and watched the scenery as the bus moved forward. After about 30 minutes, the bus stopped and the driver told us that we needed to exit. Yes, we had missed our stop and now all that was outside the bus was a large shade tree in the middle of a turnaround and a small bodega. My ex was beside himself, "Do you see what your impromptu-ness has gotten us into?" he exclaimed. 'What the heck are we supposed to do now?"  I calmly walked into the store, grabbed a pop then proceeded to sit under the tree. 
I flipped back my hair and tilted my head toward him explaining, "You wanted to visit the Marina, right? Well, just wait; in 5 minutes someone is going to come along and take us there." 

My words reverberated through the air as I put the cool bottle against my now warm neck. Sure enough in 5 minutes a man and woman pulled up in a over-sized open air jeep asking if we wanted to see the Marina. Meaningful coincidence? Perhaps. I certainly thought it helped prove my point to my ex that you get more than you bargain for by some divine wave of your hand, especially when we found out that they would feed us lunch, drive us back to our hotel and put 1000 pesos in our pocket just for taking a real no-pressure 20 minute tour of their vacation facility.  You can't make stuff like this up kids!

Think about the alternative; sweaty and hot in the middle of nowhere in Mexico or what I experienced 

I have a ton of examples, but it all comes down to this: When we stay in a higher vibration we can utilize Synchronization Manifestation to provide ourselves with the event(s) we want to experience.


Wishing YOU a day of wonderful events as you stay in a higher vibration,


LeeZa Donatella


           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dealing with Angry People


I'm saddened when I witness accounts of anger from people who I care about and who cannot seem to move out of this habitual habit. Angry people use excuses about why they're angry as they project their anger on everything and everyone regardless of the situation.  I recently witnessed great people who were caught in the anger frenzy. I can tell you that it's not just overwhelming, but so taxing on mind, body and spirit that when I encountered it, I had a very tough time baring it.

When people are angry, sometimes they're also in denial of the reality of their situation twisting your words to help them see what they are doing and trying to make you feel bad. 

As spiritualists we do what we can to help others, but unless the person wants to make that positive change, then there is little that we can do for them. At some point you have to just let go of the hope of change for those who cannot let go of lower vibrational emotions like fear, anger, worry, judgment and the like.

You need not subject yourself to anything that is less than positive and when you're in the midst of anger, don't allow yourself to get sucked into the drama of it all. 

Don't react. Stay positive as you become the cool wave that washes over the heated anger of others. That's the best advice anyone will give to you. 


LeeZa Donatella


           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Believing is Seeing


For centuries people were under the impression, like the doubting of Thomas’ what you cannot see cannot be believed. 

I'm hear today to dispel that phrase and methodology, because I have come to know the reverse as truth: ”Believing is Seeing.Let me provide you with an example that will put things into perspective.

A group of natives stood by the shore, some wading in the shallow waters, throwing their nets for their daily catch.  One day water broke a little funny, as it were displaced by a large object, although there was none in sight. Or so they thought. Actually there was a large ship that was anchored right off shore.

Okay, so you are probably asking yourself why these natives could not see what was right in front of their facing. Certainly if the phrase, “Seeing is believing” has some validity, then the natives would have seen the ship, right?

But they did not. Why? That’s because “Believing is Seeing.” The natives had no concept of the possibility that something like that could exist, they could not see it.

Reality is the Perception of what we Believe
Let’s go a step further. An oncologist sees a very ill patient who is has tumors throughout his body. The cancer was so advanced that the doctor knew that the man had days to live.  The man handed him an article about a new cancer drug and said, “I think this drug will work for me.” Although the drug takes several weeks to show any results, the doctor gives it to the man. As if by Divine Intervention, the man’s tumors melted away.  

The oncologist was surprised, but thrilled by the outcome. For several years the man lived his life cancer free. On one of his bi-annual checkups, he once again handed the doctor an article. This one was about that same drug, although this time it mentioned that studies had shown that it was not as effective as originally thought.  Wouldn't you know; the man’s tumors had returned.

Realizing what was going on, the doctor turned to the man and said, “Oh, I have a more potent version of the drug that I'm going to give to you that is proven to be most effective.”

What do you think happened?  That’s right, the man’s tumors once again melted away.
But here’s the thing. The doctor did not have a more potent version of the drug. He inoculated the man with just plain saline.

Our reality is what we perceive it to be.  When we have perceptions, opinions and believes that are so strong that they're part of our being, then they have the ability to shift the very membranes of our cell structures.

I think it was Dr. Lipton who proved that it is not the nucleus that is the brain of the cell, but the membrane itself. And cells alter to their environment. Think about that the next time you accept a stressful assignment.  

Believing creates your Reality
We have seen that you see or not see what is right in front of you based on your beliefs. We have also seen that you can make yourself sick and you can heal yourself. 

What else can your beliefs create?  Everything. More on that later.

Sending you the seeds to see what is right in front of you,


LeeZa Donatella
           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 
  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years 2015 Aspirations



As we scurry around this last week of 2014 with last minute tasks to complete before the upcoming year, take a moment for yourself, sit down in a comfortable chair with a cup of tea or hot cocoa and breathe. 

As you sit there, listen to your heart rate, then ask yourself not about what you want to accomplish in 2015, but the kind of person you want to be or become. 

If your description makes you smile, then you know you're on the right track.

Wishing you a new year filled with possibilities,

LeeZa Donatella
           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 
  

Friday, December 26, 2014

Spirituality versus Religion



SPIRITUAL AWAKENING     
I get asked a lot about the difference between religion and spirituality. Now, I'm loosely associated with the process of spiritual humanism, what some could call a religion, but I just call it my focus on increased optimism, growth and improvement as well as a daily meditation practice.  I do not frequent a church, synagogue or mosque, but have studied many religions and ancient practices and openly explore and analyze all discoveries and theories. I believe that  everyday brings the possibility to experience something profound. You just never know! 

As I get back to the question, first let me say that I have nothing against religion or religious people.

I find what Deepak Chopra has said about the difference between Religion and Spirituality interesting, "Religion is cultural mythology. Spirituality is self awareness. They have nothing in common."

Generally speaking, based on what I've experienced most people who are strictly religious are usually seeking reward, either in this life or the afterlife;do good deeds and go to heaven, get many virgins, clean up bad karma, etc.  And most religions are based on teachings of bowing to a master and tied to feelings of unworthiness (e.g., Lord, I am not worthy to receive you.....") Feelings of inferiority and unworthiness are lower vibrational emotions that do not serve a spiritualist.  

As I understand it, a true spiritualist seeks knowledge and knowing themselves more through experience.  And when a spiritualist veers toward idolizing the founder of a practice blindly following them, well, that also starts leaning toward religion. Do you see where I am going with this?  

If you're spiritual, then you're continuing to seek knowledge for personal evolution. Once you gain all the knowledge from your current source, the "All that Is" will guide you to your next teacher and there will always be continual sources and experiences.


Let's also talk about the intersection, the vesica piscis between spirituality and religion. As one moves forward they usually have a foot in both camps. They still hold onto their religious practice as they become more spiritual.  

I often wonder if I'm in that middle camp. I have great love and respect for certain ancient teachers and saints, but speak to them as equals.  By doing so some would not call me a true spiritualist.

I have 1000's of hours of hands-on analysis over my lifetime to formulate my theories and practices. I do not follow others, but when I hear about wisdom shared by another I listen and see if there's anything that they are teaching that I've already analyzed and discarded. Perhaps they have a new way of disseminating information that resonates with me. In these cases I take that opportunity to incorporate a new exercise into my daily routine. 

And I'm not your Shaman or guru. Yes I love to answer your questions, speak to groups of all sizes, take interviews, help some of my more famous friends, etc., but I do so out of love and knowing that I'm here to plant the seeds to help you wake up.  All I want is for you is for you to take the words, the videos, etc., and before incorporating them into your structure, go out and experience life and come to your own conclusions. 

I wish only the best for you on your journey and days filled with new opportunities,
LeeZa Donatella

           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania 
  


Thursday, December 25, 2014

The 3 G's of Christmas



On this day of celebration, remember the 3 G's and be an example of giving, goodness and godliness.

And while you're at it let's add in another G, gratitude.  Remember to be grateful for the time spent with those you love for it is more important than what is under the tree with your name on it.

Have a very special holiday, 

           Eat Pray Stay Abadiania