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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rediscovering Simple Pleasures through Our Interactions with Children


For those who know me personally, I do not have children but am blessed with wonderful nieces and nephews that are decades apart. Hey it is the American family after all! 

No matter what you're doing in your life, where you've been, if you are up,  down or sideways,  how much money, power and prestige you have, all that goes out the window when playing a virtual game of eye-spy over the phone with a young person.  Especially when she is kicking your butt!


It's the young that remind us of what's important in life! And that's to find the fun and amazement in all our experiences. Think back to a time when you had no cares, no worries and  no responsibility. Growing up on the water, I think I was five years old when I remember my first time at the beach,  the feeling of the sand between my toes,  the smell of the ocean, the brisk temperature of the water as I tried to outrun the seagulls down the shore line. Everything seemed so amazing!

Now wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle some of that? Yeah I know, they called it dropping acid in the 60's, I think. But today, if we could just get more glimpses of that feeling, wow, how cool would that be? 
I am here to tell you that it can all be yours darling.  As we remember that we are beings filled with LOVE all of life can be that delicious!


It is that amazement that I feel every morning when I wake up in magical Sedona, with scenery dripping with beauty.  All right, I can be sappy, but, gee, what a glorious feeling it is to wake up blissful and in awe.  Give it a try! 
I have to tell you that it doesn’t suck!


Wishing you a day filled with Love,

LeeZa Donatella

Friday, February 3, 2017

How People Treat You

When I write about "Being Love" I talk about why so many feel the need to live in misery, wrapping themselves up in it like a tattered old blanket. They do this because they know nothing else and that misery is comfortable. They blame everyone for their own shortcomings, not realizing that the circumstances with which they find themselves are a product of their own lack of love.  Anger, rage and hatred are emotions that will only keep one from finding the love. Once you learn the difference you find the freedom from that misery and can take the next steps forward. 

This morning I was reminded of why we are on this Earth. It's to work with the love within, to let it grow, and let it blossom. We are all on a journey to find this love. It sometimes comes in old lessons revisited. When we change our reaction to that of love, we are showered with the most amazing life. 

Those of us, regardless of our circumstances, who has hurt us, lied to us or about us, taken us for granted or abused us, continue to forgive. It is the path to enlightenment.

So the next time someone comes toward you with hatred, anger and all that is not in the State of Being Love, remember this the only thing that you have control over is your reaction. Forgive them, have only compassion for them. For they are still living in the misery. 

Blessings and love,
LeeZa Donatella
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The State of Being Love


It is a state of Being Love, that begins with "Self Love." It guides you through life when you realize that there are only 2 emotions, love and that which is not love, then you get it. 

I am often asked, 'What is the State of Being Love?'   


Once you know that you ARE Love, well, then every experience becomes love as you realize that it is just as easy to live life as the joyous song that it is.

It is that deliciousness that is unparalleled by anything else. It is that inner feeling of peace; the first breath of cold air in the morning that bathes your lungs in crispness as you watch the sunrise and that sigh as you see it set. Love is the euphoric feeling as the scrumptious fragrance of life infiltrates your nostrils. The world seems to bend to your hearts desires, where sadness is a faint memory.

Wishing you a day filled with Love,
LeeZa Donatella

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dating: Do not Hide the Real You


Today's topic is about being forthcoming when dating. Many an article I have written in past years has spoken about taking time between relationships, evaluating where you are, and working on yourself. You have all heard me say that 2 halves do not make a whole, but instead are 2 dysfunctional persons trying to complete themselves through another.

But what happens when you are whole, with the strength of a lion, and you happen to be female? Strong women do not need to be with someone, they choose to out of a desire to share incredible life moments. Like some of you strong women who have written to me, I have a past record of being pretty horrible at dating myself, intimidating some potential partners with what I've done.

Should a strong woman be forthcoming on all that they are, risking that most will run the other way?  If they hold back, they may get more dates, but at what compromise?

I recently had dinner with someone who in the middle of the conversation said, “With all that you have accomplished, why do you need someone?” My response was a little flippant as I nonchalantly flicked my hand up in the air, “For the sex, drugs and rock and roll, of course.”  He didn’t understand my quick wit, and asked what drugs I use. I rolled my eyes before putting my hand to my mouth, now having to explain the comment and that I was not a drug user, all the time thinking why did I say yes to this date.

I found myself in quiet contemplation this morning on this subject about being forthcoming.  The answer came in the lyrics of a song from Frozen called Let it Go

Don't let them in, don't let them see,
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know,
Well now they know Let it go, let it go,
Can't hold it back anymore.

You should never hide your true self from the world. 

In dating be yourself, embrace your uniqueness and strength. Potential partners who are intimidated by a strong woman are not the ones that would make for long lasting relationships filled with the substance and depth that your mind and spirit require.  


Blessings
LeeZa Donatella

Monday, August 15, 2016

Always Learning Growing and Breaking Through




The way I am guided is at times harsh with extreme opportunities for positive growth, at times prophetic with the right words that move me forward written on a chalk board when I am searching for answers and other times comical. It was a recent Saturday morning and I was to rise early and attend a half day Vipassana silent meditation. Alas, it was cancelled. I decided instead to spend that time in my place, sitting in my hanging chair in quiet meditation. As I sat comfortably legs folded, I found myself on the ground, as the bolt holding it somehow got unscrewed. Nothing was hurt, not even my pride, as I meekly laughed out loud trying not to add to the loud noise that had already roused neighbors at dawn on a well-deserved day off from the hustle and bustle after a long work week.

I looked up to the ceiling professing, “Yeah that was subtle." Was I talking to anyone but myself? Who knows, but I sat on the couch knowing that there was apparently something else that I was supposed to be doing today. This is not the first time that I needed to be hit over the head to move forward and most likely it would not be the last. But this morning, I was paying attention. How could I not, the soreness in my coccyx bone an immediate reminder of the message.  I would like to jump to the moral here before I share with you the wonderful experience I had. Be cognizant of the sighs that are helping you find your way forward. It is much easier to go with the flow that get thrown over to get your attention.

Now to the amazing event that I participated in. With now a new opportunity to literally get up and move forward, I perused the local events calendar. I spied a workshop that was using ART as a way to represent what they termed, our “inner demons.” In practice they were talking about those fear based emotions that we all carry, like anger, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. In the words of facilitator Lauren Bohy, “Participants will identify their own unique family of inner demons and focus on one of them to develop into a small stuffed creature. The workshop will culminate in a conference where each participant will have the opportunity to present their inner demon and take questions from the demon and human audience. By giving character to something that feels overwhelming, the stuffed demons become a tool for self-reflection.”

I ended up spending a good part of the day with many incredible heart centered women from the Charlotte, NC area in an art studio where Lauren guided us through self-examination before beginning cloth and wire masterpieces adorned with accoutrements of lace, ribbon, sequins, and fuzzy dangly bits and bobs.

We displayed our inner demon creations one by one, these wonderful representations that held the false beliefs about ourselves that no longer served us. They spoke from a tiny podium telling the group about themselves and answering questions in this safe environment. I was touched by these women's honesty, openness and warm nature. 

There were some tears and some ah ah moments. It was a freeing experience for me, as I shared my demons, my imperfections,  masks and the emotional baggage that I still carry, even as I help others move forward from theirs. No one condemned me, laughed or gave me other than a compassionate look as I let down my ego and showed them who I really am. 

And who am I?

It was their empathy that allowed me to admit that at times I hide my own feelings of inadequacy. I relish the fears I professed that morning as they that release me from that prison of secrecy, the door now ajar. 

It is truly a never ending journey to peace and unconditional love.  I am not perfect, far from it. I am grateful for having more pleasant moments than unpleasant ones these days, but it was time that I embraced my imperfections as human.

I am thankful to the group and amazing gals I was fortunate to meet as I continually look forward on my journey of self-discovery.


Lauren Bohy of PinkHouseStudios.com lives in North Carolina. . This event was hosted by empowerMUSE through the through the CHARLOTTE NEW CULTURE GROUP.

Sending you love,
LeeZa Donatella

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Is Social Media a Platform for Negativity?


 With coffee in hand, I took my laptop out to the zen garden and opened up Facebook to do some administration on my public page.

Today, I happen to peruse a few posts as I took my first sip of that morning brew when I came across one that had a very strong religious slant. The text reads like this:

"I want to say something about the spirituality debate. You don't believe in God? Fine. Why is it so important for many of you to mock those of us that do? If we're wrong, what have we lost when we die? Nothing! How does our believing in Jesus bring you any harm? You think it makes me stupid? Gullible? Fine. How does that affect you? If you're wrong, your consequence is far worse. I would rather live my life believing in God and serving Him, and find out I was right, than not believe in Him, and find out I was wrong. Then it's too late. I believe in Jesus Christ. He said deny me in front of your friends & I will deny you in front of my Father. I am not ashamed- God is Good!!! I am blessed."

Personally, I have no judgment of the origin of where guidance comes as I love and respect people who have strong religious beliefs, for I know that there are many paths to the same destination toward enlightenment. As a spiritualist, I'm not particular to one religion myself, although I speak about Jesus as a great teacher, along with the Buddha.. I  walk along side many past masters on the path to enlightenment.  It allows me to live a blissful life. As I looked upon the above post, the first thing that came to me was the condemnation the person who posted it must have experienced for them to share such a strong message. Does it make you less spiritual to believe in Jesus as a loving being, a brother and teacher of path to enlightenment? No. Should you condemn others for their beliefs? No.  What do I believe? That anyone who tells you that it's there way or the highway, is where the trouble begins. 

I find it disheartening that people feel the need to use social media as a platform to blast others for their beliefs, their politics, their sexual orientation, and anything else that is less than positive. I make it a point to skip over any that perpetuate negativity.

Would I have written this post? No. Those who use social media for debate in such a manner are not vibrating the State of Being Love. Next time someone condemns your path, your looks, your views or your choices, well just ignore them. Don't allow others to incite a negative reaction in you, but take the higher road and savor the wonderful experiences life is offering you.

Sending you love,
LeeZa Donatella

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tantric Sacred Sex


I was speaking to someone today briefly about my version of that sacred union that I have been practicing for years. It's been some time since I explained this concept to anyone, and it was not the right moment to get into detail today. I know I touch on some of these concepts in my spiritual novel, but thought perhaps it was time to share a little of what I know with all of you.

In this world, when you find a partner whose energy is vibrating at a similar level to your own and is open to the possibilities beyond the 2-by-2 illusion most people dwell, this practice can be a pathway, a life changing experience that can lead to Shaktipat and Kundalini openings.

For me this practice is a union between 2 partners that connect to experience a living expression of the divine in each other.

It’s a union that's nurtured through the ritual, creating that sacred space, first grounding yourself, opening your crown chakra, before slowly sharing sensual pleasures. It involves breathing and sound, light touch and eye contact as you allow your partner to see into you. It is this “in to me see” or intimacy that builds as you explore each other in zones of the body other than male or female genitalia.

It's a full body connection, sitting naked facing each other, intertwined, where the tips of your fingers touch and you feel the energy you’re now sharing, all your cells electrified. Moving hands palm-to-palm, lips so very close, yet not touching, eyes locked onto one another’s and breathing synchronized.

Then the kissing begins, eyes still open in a relaxed gaze, exploring lips together, then separately, then tasting the sides of the mouth. And the tongue, that glorious tool of pleasure, the tip so sensitive to touch, playing and tantalizing, twirling slowly, teasing.

Then your partner lifts you onto them, the full union of bodies now complete in euphoric harmonyentwined in each other’s life essence on the physical plane, where you cannot tell where one ends and the other begins.

It's then that transcendence begins,  the melding of minds where communication needs no words;  the joining of consciousness’ into a state where you travel together in discovery of the answers to the questions of the Universe.

The goal is relishing the union for as long as possible.
Wishing you a delicious day,
LeeZa Donatella


Monday, July 18, 2016

Why am I Not Happy?


I had it all, the nice house, handsome hubby, successful corporate career, friends, vacations, expensive cars and frequent vacations.  And yet, I was restless, unfulfilled, knowing something was missing. This kept me up at night. Was I being selfish wanting more out of life when so many who did not have it as good as I? Why was I feeling this way?

I discovered that my story was not unique as I molded my life in the cookie cutter shape of what I was taught was the perfect equation for happiness. 

When I did, I came to the realization that I was not living the life I wanted, albeit the fact that from the outside, what people saw when they looked at my life, I seemed to have it all.

What I forgot was to ask myself the question, what would make me happy?

And it was not a new car, a promotion or more success that was going to bring me to the happy place I wanted to be.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

If you are shaking your head yes, then know that there is nothing wrong with you.

Today, I am filled with joy and elation as I create the life that I desire.

Some may call me a round peg in the square hole, but I proudly wear that as a badge of honor, because I no longer look to others to validate me, I am self-validating, as I acknowledge my own worth. I may not be miss popular, but I do what I want, knowing exactly what it is that I want at any given moment. The opinions I form, well, they are all my own.  

I move away from situations and interactions that do not bring me joy and stretch myself in new directions, some out of my comfort zone. I do not allow others judgement of me to influence my decisions and am grateful each moment of the day.

For those who can relate to these words, perhaps it’s time to take a chance on a new direction, a new perception of you, your life and what excites you.

Sending you wishes of transformation,
LeeZa Donatella





Saturday, July 16, 2016

Attracting Abundance by Understanding Enough and Releasing Lack



My dad had a couple of Porsche’s.   I loved those cars, and on occasion he would throw me the keys and say, keep it under 90 mph, kid.  What a rush I would get everytime I got behind the wheel. As a convertible baby, I was in love with the Porsche 911 convertible, looking at pictures saying, someday I will have this car.  

I made a killing in the Y2K technology frenzy, and walked into the dealership to test drive my dream car. It was an early edition 2000 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Cabriolet, red with a black top and fins. The seat fit my ass like a glove. I took it for a spin, getting out of the car, the salesman still pale, white knuckled from our test drive.  

I never go to a dealer unless I know what I want and am ready to purchase.  I could buy that car cash but realized that I did not need it!  I said thank you and walked out.  For some reason, this was the day that I realized what enough was.  It was the day I left feelings of lack behind, knowing that I was seeking something more.

You see, buying something provides a high during the time we get it. It's a fix. What I figured out is that unless you’re already filled with the spiritual elixir that most of us seek, that feeling soon fades.  There are many terms for this elixir, that high, that joy that we experience. Perhaps it's that shot of dopamine that our brains give us as a reward. 

Knowing that it's not in something we buy helps us get to enough as we eliminate feelings of lack. That changes the pattern and opens us up to bigger things. When you learn to get that fix from within, and not from something external, you change your vibration, your frequency.

So here it is. The problem is that when you live in lack you attract lack.

Once you experience enough, lack fades from existence.

Today money and things do not hold the same value to me. They’re just avenues, an end to justify the means.  I have the knowledge that I am provided with what I need to do the things I want to do, when I want to do them. That is the mark of a true abundance as I am continually provided with a delicious life.

My message to you today is to always live as if whatever you have is enough, in excess of what you desire and need.  It is the first step in raising your vibration to an enriched existence and abundance. 

Wishing you a day filled with bliss,

LeeZa Donatella
Author and Inspirational Speaker
The everyday person’s spiritualist, striving to help people move forward

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dream Big


I never know where the inspiration for my next article will come from. Sometimes it comes from an experience, other times from something I've seen or heard. Today's article is about dreaming big and it has nothing to do with me. Well, not exactly as I look to someone in my own family whom I admire.

I have several nieces and I have to tell you that they're all wonderful. My nephew is awesome as well. So today, I tip my hat to one of my nieces, who is an amazing woman. She has the strength of a lion. Actually I borrowed and personalized her cover photo 

She has not had an easy life, but when life has thrown her lemons, she has made the sweetest lemonade while continually maintaining her goodness. She is an loving mom, an accomplished student, striving for a degree in a field that will help others.  

She chose to dream big and strive for the brass ring, because she knows that dreams can come true if you believe. Here's to you today, teenie.  I love you!

Remember that you create you believe. You cannot achieve what you do not believe is possible. Let go off those lower vibrational beliefs that are keeping you from realizing your dreams.

LeeZa Donatella
Author and International Inspirational Speaker
THE STATE OF BEING LOVE




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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Attracting Money and Prosperity - A Red Wallet Story

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I stumbled upon a video a couple of months ago about how using a red wallet attracts wealth and abundance. attracting money and prosperity.

When I mentioned the video to a friend, she sent me this photo of Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity depicted here pouring her golden coins into a red purse.


As my current wallet was literally falling apart at the seams, I decided it was time to seek out a new place for my cash and credit cards.  As I shopped, I was reminded of the video and decided that RED would be my color of choice.

So I bought a red wallet. 

It was late in the evening, so the transfer would have to wait until the morning. It was Sunday when I woke up, made my coffee and relaxed on the couch as I slowly moved things around, my old battered wallet serving me well over the past couple of years. 

I will admit to being a little anxious to see if anything would happen now that the transfer to the red wallet was now complete. 

Well something interesting started happening. 

That day I had a list of errands to run with a couple of returns. First I received a free $130 dollar pillow, then a cash refund for a hammock that was somehow not on the credit card receipt that the hammock stand I bought at the same time was on.  A couple of days later I won a $30 raffle at a business function, and again today, I received a refund check in the mail for $65 dollars more than I was told I would receive.

It seemed as if every time I turned around in these first 2 weekssince personally this red wallet as mine, something was being given to me.  


I wanted to share this story with you as well as profess my gratitude to the universe for all the goodness being bestowed upon me. 


LeeZa Donatella
Author and Inspirational Speaker
THE STATE OF BEING LOVE 



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Monday, June 6, 2016

Adjusting to the New Energies


We’ve seen a subtle shift in energy since the harmonic convergence on 11/11/11 through what people called the end of the world on 12/21/12. Since December 2012 that change has quickened and our frequency needs to shift to remain in harmony and balance.

For many, regardless of whether they are aware that there’s been a shift or not, they do realize that something is different, but they just can’t put their finger on it.

Because these new energies are so different than what most people are accustomed to, it’s driving people to extremes with some awakening while others feeling as if they are spiraling into the abyss. Not handing the new energies well, I’ve seen personalities become volatile, increases in substance abuse, depression and worse. All these people are missing the point, the bigger picture, as they look to the external for solutions.

Is there something we can do to become in alignment with this new energy?

Absolutely. I’ve spent a lot of time myself in past years in reflection and meditation to help increase my awareness and shift. As I put together different texts, guides and meditations for increasing consciousness, harmony and peace, I can give you a quick tip, right now.

Get out in nature for 1 hour a day without any distractions. By that I mean, leave your cell phone, PC, music, booze, drugs, smokes, family and friends at home. Do bring along a mat, blanket or towel and find a place where you can sit or lay in quiet, staring at the natural scene in front of you or the sky. Clear your mind with each breath in and out through your nose. Be present! Keep your mind from wandering by bringing your focus back to your breath This is your time to commune with nature and find your balance. If you can commit to this practise everyday you will never be committed and will align your frequency with the shift.

Sending  you peace,
LeeZa Donatella

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Is it Safe to Smudge Small Children or around People with Respiratory Issues?

I've received several emails about the safety of burning sage around children, smudging a small infant with sage, smudging when someone in the home has asthma and smudging when someone is using an oxygen tank so I thought it was a good idea to add this article to help others. smudging for beginner
Here are a couple of excerpts from the book, SMUDGING FOR BEGINNERS: Secrets from a Professional by LeeZa Donatella (available on Amazon) for anyone else who may have the same question.

"Some people are sensitive to the smoke from herbs. Take care when smudging around infants and small children who have delicate respiratory systems. Always follow the direction of your doctor if someone in the household has allergies, asthma or another forms of respiratory issues." 
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"Times When You Can’t Burn Materials Using oils and sage in my practice, there have been occasions where I’m unable to burn sage as part of a cleansing ceremony. This is when I rely on the use of oils and sprays in my tool kit. I always have a Smudging Spritz or Smudging Spray in my smudging toolkit, in case I need to smudge without flame.  I use that along with my Himalayan salt and anointing oil to work through the location."


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Wishing you happy and safe smudging,

Friday, May 20, 2016

The F in Fridays


Oh it's Friday, that sweet little day, where thoughts of the weekend dance in our heads, from the second we rise until we say, "Ah, it's quitting time."

We smile as we dress and sail off to work, knowing that in a few hours our reward we will gain. 

So guys and girls, I have a question. Does this sound like you? And if it does, I dare ask what it feels like on Monday through Thursday mornings. Are you dragging yourself out of bed? Do you dread your commute? Are you thinking wouldn't it be nice if you got the same thrill during the work week as you get on Fridays?

You can, actually, when you’re in the state I call "Being Love." Some may call it feeling great all the time. I call it a vibration that is blissful and fun, where the world is a song that plays softly in your head as you dance through your day.

It's time my dears to put the F for FUN, FLAWLESS, FANTASTIC, FANCIFUL, FAVORABLE, FETCHING, FAVORED, FERTILE, FINEST, FLAVORFUL, FLOWING, FOXY, FRAGRANT, FRESH, FRILLY, FRUITFUL and FUNKY back in Friday.

Sending you love and wishing for a Fab-u-lous Friday,


THE STATE OF BEING LOVE LeeZa Donatella
Author | International Inspirational Speaker



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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Small Acts of Kindness Add Up


My faith in humanity is continually restored when I witness or am the recipient of a random act of kindness from a stranger. It's when we take time to do something deliberately selfless, whether big or small, that has a positive effect on others that we show who we really are.

Personally, I make it a point to greet everyone I meet and compliment strangers. It is my way of saying, "I see you."

What do you do for someone you don't know to make their day, and how often?

I've noticed that there are definitely certain places in the country where people are more inclined toward kindness. For example, in Reno Nevada, I noticed that drivers are the most courteous to pedestrians with 4 lanes stopping when someone decides to cross. I can tell you from experience that this practise is not the same most other places in the US.

In my time in the South, where gentlemen young and old give up their seat on the Metro to a lady, hold the door, and extend a hand in assistance certainly wins one's favor. What a delicious way for a woman to be treated. 

Take a moment today to do something randomly kind for a stranger. These small kindnesses add up, make you feel great and demonstrate your inner love to the outward world. 

Be Kind!


Sending you love,
LeeZa Donatella
Author | International Inspirational Speaker
The everyday person's spiritualist, striving to help people move forward

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