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Wednesday

Creating Beauty from Ashes


We are born with unconditional love that's evident as it sparkles in our eyes. And as we grow we experience the wonder of the world. Then we get close to experiencing something that can hurt us, like running toward the street and it happens, we're spanked. We are too young to realize that we may get hit by a car, but nonetheless it's at that moment that we're taught that an incredible experience like runnng free is associated with pain and punishment.  It is every experience that shapes us into the person we are and those few experiences that were meant to protect us also instill a disproportionate amount of fear in us that we carry with us throughout our lives. 

I decided years back to analyze and process these long ago unpleasant negative experiences and decided to treat them differently. Now I look upon all experiences as gifts no matter what. And when we do that we move into that uncharted territory, a state of being or vibration that I call "Being Love."  When you love every situation and person unconditionally and are grateful for the interaction, that's when the true magic happens.

A perfect example has to do with a last minute trip I took to attend a class in Des Moines. I used one of those booking sites and landed a budget hotel under $100 that also had a shuttle service. my first clue that something was amiss was when I arrived at the airport close to midnight, called the hotel for their shuttle and was told that the service ceased as of the prior week. My gut was tingling when I entered the hotel lobby at 1AM to find people at the front desk complaining that the air conditioning in their rooms was not working. When I finally got to my room and discovered that the Internet was also not operational, I scratched my head and shrugged my shoulders as I professed out loud, "I guess this is not where I am supposed to stay, but I'm sure that there is something even more wonderful waiting for me."  
The above is one of the key phrases I use when I'm faced with an unpleasant situation instead of reacting with frustration, anger or any other negative lower emotion.  I viewed the experience as a gift, keeping my vibration in that "Being Love" state. I went downstairs and graciously told the front desk that I was going to seek other accommodations, having only compassion for the clerk as I gave him the news. He was very apologetic and gave me a few suggestions as he handed me the house phone. I called over to one of the more expensive hotels in the area that I had passed up because their rate was over $220 per night. I was upbeat as I explained my situation in the nicest way possible and asked if they could accommodate me.

So, what happened?

The new hotel came and got me in their shuttle as I walked out of the current hotel free of any charges. I was provided with a better room for under $100 per night (less than 50% of their advertised rate) and upon check-in the clerk went into the back returning with 2 chilled bottles of water, apologizing to me for my inconvenience. To make my stay there even more scrumptious, he waived the Internet fees and put me on the concierge level which had bigger more posh rooms. As I plopped myself on that luxurious bed, I smiled, knowing how amazing things can happen when you stay in the "Being Love" state. 

I'm not sure if life is a test of how we react to situations to move forward, or just that sometimes things just happen. 

What I do know that we create what we believe and when we truly know in our heart that every unpleasant occurrence has a great outcome, then the magic happens as we create better situations, more amazing then we can imagine. And in my experience, the more we believe it, the more instantaneous they appear.

Wishing you a delicious day,
LeeZa Donatella
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Monday

Seeing Energy and the Aura


I often teach a full day class on energy, and in part of the class I help people see the bodies energy, generally called the aura.

It always tickles me when someone who at the beginning of the day has no idea what energy is by the end of the day understands it, feels it then sees the etheric body.  It's really not difficult with a little guidance and practice to see this first layer (etheric) since it is the closest energy body to the physical body. The etheric layer extends about two inches beyond the physical body and is my cue when I am looking at someone in a healing session for clues to where they're out of balance.   

For those of you who haven't yet seen what I am referring to, you'll find that after you get yourself into a meditative state and are in that peace if you relax your gaze, you may just see your energy and the energy of others around you.

Often when I teach this class I have at least 1 student who is frustrated because they want to see colors. "How do I see the aura?" they often ask.

Actually it is all the aura, but what these people are referring to is the second layer of the aura, the emotional body, which is associated with feelings. Unlike the etheric body this layer has as many colors as the rainbow. And the colors change depending on the emotional state of the person.  

For those of you who see energy, but do not yet see color other than the yellow/gray glow of the etheric layer, please don't fret. Be happy where you are right now. In time all becomes apparent as we grow and develop. 

Sending you blessings and love

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Thursday

How to Connect to your Higher Self


As promised to the many of you who have emailed me asking about connections to the higher self, today I will explain higher self connections or what some call the connection to our total spirit. 

What is the higher self?
This has always been such an interesting topic for me and I love to share what I know with all of you. If you've found this article then you already know that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Well, our spirit or energy or whatever name you have for it is pure love. And Love energy has the highest vibration. Frankly, if we were to bring more than a small bit of it into the human form, our bodies would explode because the vibration is just too high. So we have a piece of our essence in our physical body and the majority of it outside the body. This is what we connect to when we connect to what's called the "higher self."

Why aren’t we always connected to the higher self?
Now there is the question, because if we were always connected, it would be Heaven on Earth indeed. I won't say that a person cannot achieve a 24/7 100% connection at some point in their time here on Earth, but when we can connect 100% of the time, we probably would not still be here on Earth. So maybe the Christ or the Buddha was able to do this.  It's certainly something worth striving for. Even if you connect to your higher self 40% of each day, that is greater than 99% of the population.  Imagine feeling complete bliss 40% of each day. Wow!

By the way,The Awakening  has several references to higher self connections throughout this delicious steamy novel that fans of 50 Shades of Grey will enjoy reading. (It's about Mia, a young woman who moved to Sedona after the end of a relationship to reconnect to her spiritual roots. What she found was her strength, supernatural occurrences and a man who would change her world, forever.) Click here to peak inside. 

So how do I connect with my Higher Self?
There is not just one way to connect. The most common way for the people I have coached over the years is to first get into a meditative state. If you are new to meditation there are many guided meditation CDs out there and one day soon I will be offering one for you all as well. Pick one that is about 15-20 minutes long that asks you to ground yourself as part of the meditation. At the beginning of the meditation make your intention known that you want to connect to your higher self. As you get grounded and open up your crown chakra you will begin to feel the connection.

How does it feel when you are connected?
When our inner energy source connects to the universal energy source, it's a feeling of complete bliss and calm where all is peace and love.  I get a delicious tingling wave that overtakes my body when I'm in that place where I am connected with my higher self. What a rush! I call this being “In the Zone.” You may also feel that sensation or you may just get the overwhelming feeling of peace and harmony that's always present.  Once practiced, you will find that you don’t need to perform a traditional meditation to connect. I can look upon a sunrise or sunset or landscape and appreciate how absolutely beautiful it is and presto I am instantly connected. 

So what CAN you do when you are connected?

I often get this question about what we can do when we are connected. When you are connected you have profound clarity and insight. There was this movie called Limitless where someone used a drug to get this insight. That is not necessary, since you can get there on your own. During this state you can gain universal information or ask for anything just stating what it is that you want, know that it is possible for you to have it, and that you deserve what you are asking for. 

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s post. With over 300 articles in Spiritual Spew I'm sure that you will find what you are looking for. so check out the archives.    

Sending you blessings and love

LeeZa Donatella
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Contact me at info@leezadonatella.com to receive information about setting up a session to help you move forward. 

Monday

I Just Want To Be Held - Am I Normal?

Sometimes I just want to be held. I miss being held. Is something wrong with me because I crave being held? I need to be held, wanting to be held and touched, why do I want to be held 
In my work I often am approached by single people with statements like, "I'm having so much agony with one thing about being alone... I just want to be held. Why do I crave being held so much?  Does anyone feel this as strongly as I do?"

These people preface this statement with the fact that they're not looking for a relationship, but miss that simple human contact of being held for an extended period of time and nothing more. Over the years in my interactions with other masters, I have heard different theories about this like: 

  • You don't need anyone else and that you are already whole, so accept it move on. 
  • You must find peace within yourself
  • Wanting to be held is some problem and you should seek professional help.
I do not necessarily agree. Although it's true that people seek out comfort in others when they are down, others who are not down, depressed, but mentally healthy and whole just miss human contact when they are not in a relationship or have children at home. I believe the wanting of human touch is perfectly normal and one of the incredible parts of our human experience. Touch and intimacy are absolutely necessary for survival. We all deserve to have these needs met by others and trying to convince ourselves that this need is not necessary by labeling the lack of it as being independent is ridiculous. 

So if you're experiencing this feeling, then I am glad you found this article today. You are normal and deserve that touch you miss. I think it's sad that we're living in such a technical society where our interactions, including the way we date today are mostly limited to electronic means. With so little actual human interaction, no wonder why more people crave more touch.  


The good thing about my time in Sedona is that I learned how to provide those long heart hugs, the ones that last over a minute without any feelings of awkwardness.  And they are freely provided to all. I start out my sessions with these long heart hugs and ensure that all feel that love, touch and connection that they may be lacking.   



By the way,The Awakening  has several references about the need to being held throughout this delicious steamy novel that fans of 50 Shades of Grey will enjoy reading. (It's about Mia, a young woman who moved to Sedona after the end of a relationship to reconnect to her spiritual roots. What she found was her strength, supernatural occurrences and a man who would change her world, forever.) Click here to peak inside. 

Wishing you a day filled with love,

LeeZa Donatella

Stay in a State of Being Love


I get asked a lot how to maintain that Love Vibration, that state of "Being Love."
"Oh, that's not easy to keep that up," I often hear.

"Really?" I respond. "Well why not?"

"It's just too much work," most often is the reply.
Well, darlings, let me give you an example of the difference between Being Love and not and you tell me what seems like more work.

Example of Being Love
Waking up, feeling good, thinking about nothing but that moment and smiling, singing and going about your day, greeting everyone you meet.

Example of NOT Being Love
Waking up, feeling awful,  thinking about who said something that made you feel bad yesterday, grimacing, complaining and going about your day, ready to rip someone's head off.

Okay, so which seems like more work?

LeeZa Donatella

Create the Life you Deserve - Warszawa July 18-19, 2015


I am so excited to be speaking in Warsaw (Warszawa) Poland July 18-19 lecturing about how to live a life full of joy creating the abundant life that you deserve. 



We all have the ability to live this way. And we can begin that life right now. 

Through many hands on exercises, in this 2 day workshop we will explore energy opening participants to more possibilities. I teach you how to delve into the beliefs and emotions that are holding us back and guide you as you determine the life that you want to create. 

17.VII.2015 (piątek), godz. 19:00 (Free Talk)

18 - 19.VII.2015 10:00 - 18:00 (Workshop)
Location: Al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland

More Information - Event
Więcej informacji:ARS LIBRA , www.arslibra.pl
tel: 22 768 00 68, 0605 083 118, 0501 504 673

Wishing you a day of creating the life you want,
LeeZa Donatella

Sunday

ASK BELIEVE RECEIVE


I get a lot of questions about living a life full of what you desire. Funny, but when I speak to clients about what they want and we collectively delve into what they have tried in the past, a pattern emerges.  More often then not, people either have no idea what they really want or approach what they want from a place of "lack," meaning that they do not believe that what they want is possible to achieve. Or they have big dreams, but take no action.

It's movies that talk about Secrets and laws to attract what you want, but they never tell you the how. And they tell you about thinking all the time.


But if you don't believe that it's possible and really feel that something is not obtainable, then you are not going to see it. There is also a vibrational frequency that I call the Being Love sate of being that you have to match when you want something that will bring you the positive result that you are seeking, what I teach people in my Life in Abundance lectures. It's a process that begins with understanding how everything is energy and how that relates to our bodies energy, what we vibrate and create. 

Wishing you a day of creating what you want,

Thursday

Understanding Unconditional Love



From the many emails I receive, I get asked most about love.  "How do I find my true love,"  "Why is it so hard to love," "How to I get to that love vibration" and more. There are so many types of love and we are conditioned to make love conditional. I will love my partner if they do this or that. I will love my job if I get a raise. I will love my body if I lose 10 pounds and so on. 

But love for us does not start out as having conditions attached to it. Unconditional love begins when you come exit the womb, seeing the world a new. Have you ever looked into the eyes of an infant> They are filled with unconditional love. That's what we come here with only unconditional love. Unfortunately as we age we are conditional. I think it's sad, but based on our experiences, that is what happens.

It is when you learn how to love everything "unconditionally" once again, that you understand what true love is. It starts with loving yourself. You start to glow with a newness, just like when you were born, you eyes and skin become brighter and you people comment that you even look younger. You certainly feel younger and more vibrant than you have in years.

Equally important every situation and person you encounter becomes an opportunity to let your love shine. Even circumstances that at first may not seem pleasant are turned around when you stay in that vibrational frequency I call "Being Love."  In this state, you're in a continual state of unconditional love. 

I had the opportunity to share my love in the form of gourmet chocolate with some gracious airport staff this evening They work so hard and have to deal with so many personalities that I wanted to show them my appreciation. I relish the times when I get to share love with others and encourage you all to do the same through an expression of unconditional love without expectation. You may just make someone's month.

I so enjoy speaking about this topic as I guide people back to the path for moving forward,

Wishing you  delicious rest of your day,

LeeZa Donatella

To my European readers... come join me in Poland July 18/19 2015 where I will be facilitating a Manifestation Workshop (Life in Abundance) in Warsaw. Click on this facebook link to reach out to the organizers or contact info@leezadonatella.com for more information. The seminar is in English with a Polish interpreter

Wednesday

The "Being Love" State of Being


Have you ever been in a place in your life where you feel love and bliss most of the day? I can tell you that it's the most delicious feeling and when you stay in that "being love" state of being, your energy field shifts into a higher vibration that attracts great situations and synchronicity to you. This happens when we live in the present, not allowing other than love thoughts, emotions and beliefs to overtake our lives.


Some of you may be shaking your head right now, thinking that it's too hard as you deal with day to day situations that are continually trying your patience and causing you stress as you deal with unpleasantness or inconvenience.  


Even finding a few minutes a day to get into that bliss state will lead to more moments until you day is filled with "Being Love."

What an ambrosial way to exist.


Wishing you a day filled with love,
LeeZa Donatella

Accept Your Friends for Who They Are

I grew up in New York, and am one of those people who will tell you what I think and appreciate that honesty in others. 

Friends with opposite or differing views help stretch us and our way of thinking, challenging us to think outside the box.

Case in point is when I am hanging with a friend who has a very different view of life than I. Our differences are more than our commonalities and we don't see eye-to-eye on many things, yet I love and respect him for who he is. 

It's when we accept our friends for who they are that the connection deepens and the friendship blossoms into a free exchange of ideas and experiences. 

Have a day filled with loving friends,

Thursday

We Continually Manifest what we Believe


I have come to the realization that every experience shapes us into the person we are. When we look upon all experiences as gifts no matter what, we move into that uncharted territory, a state of being that I call "Being Love."

When you remain in that "Love" vibration believing that no matter the situation, something more wonderful will come, then you attract good outcomes from all situations, even the unpleasant ones. 

A perfect example has to do with a recent trip I took to attend a class, arriving at the Des Moines airport shortly after midnight. I called the hotel for their shuttle and was told that the shuttle service ceased as of the prior week. I entered the hotel to find people in the lobby complaining that the air conditioning in their rooms was not functioning. 

When I finally checked in and went to my room at 1 AM, I discovered that the internet was also not operational. It was then that I could have gotten discouraged and possibly angry, but I didn't. Instead, I shrugged my shoulders and professed, "I guess this is not where I should stay, but I'm sure that there is something even more wonderful waiting for me."  

The above is one of the key manifestation phrases I use when I want to turn an unpleasant situation into something delicious. You'll also notice that I didn't react, but stayed in that state of being I call "Being Love,"  not allowing my vibration to change. 

I went downstairs and graciously told the front desk that I was going to seek other accommodations, having only compassion for the clerk as I gave him the news. He was very apologetic and gave me a few suggestions as he handed me the house phone.

I called over to one of the more expensive hotels in the area whose advertised rate was over $220 per night, explaining my situation in the nicest way possible and asked if they could accommodate me.

So, what happened?

I ended up leaving my current hotel (free of any charges) and getting a better room for under $100 per night (less than 50% of their advertised rate) in the most expensive hotel in town. My new hotel sent their car service over to my current hotel to pick me up and upon check the clerk went into the back returning with 2 chilled bottles of water, apologizing to me for my inconvenience. To make my night even more scrumptious, he waived the internet fees and put me on the concierge level which had the bigger more posh rooms.

As I plopped myself on that luxurious bed, I smiled, understanding how yummy it is to manifest in the "Being Love" state. I now lecture about Manifestation and how you can get and stay in this state and create what you desire. 

I'm not sure if life is a test of how we react to situations to move forward, or just that sometimes things just happen. We manifest what we believe and when we truly know in our heart that every unpleasant occurrence has a great outcome, then the magic happens as we manifest better situations, more amazing then we can imagine. And in my experience, the more we believe it, the more instantaneous they appear.

Wishing you a delicious day,
LeeZa Donatella

To my European readers... come join me in Poland July 18/19 2015 where I will be facilitating a Manifestation Workshop (Life in Abundance) in Warsaw. Click on this facebook link to reach out to the organizers or contact info@leezadonatella.com for more information. The seminar is in English with a Polish interpreter.





Wednesday

Living in the Love Vibration can Cause Others to Become Unsettled


What you'll notice is that the more you vibrate that "Love" vibe, the more that the people you interact with that are not living in that vibration may find your energy so unsettling that it puts them on edge. 

In my experience, trying to sway them is usually a waste of your energy, so my advice to you is to pay them no mind, knowing that everything in life is impermanent.  Those people who are not vibrating love will soon be out of your space.  

Try and have compassion for them because they are just living in the perpetual misery that they cause in their own mind and your vibration is a continual reminder of what they are not.

The most important thing is not to succumb and react to their lower vibrational behavior. That just lowers your vibration which does not serve you. 

Remember that staying in the "Love" vibe offers you a life filled with joy and abundance. 

Keep up the great work,
LeeZa Donatella

Friday

Moving Away from Misery


I have learned to remain an upbeat person, regardless of my situation. I soeak to groups of people who are ready to move forward and with just a little guidance, off they go making strides and moving mountains in no time.


It tugs at my heart when I encounter people, especially those I care about, who dwell in their own misery with no desire to move away from it.  They wear their unhappiness like a comfortable old tattered blanket or use itas a shield forged in steal protecting themselves from the uncomfortable, the unknown world of trying a new way.


For those of you who are still clinging to misery, I hear you and know that it's scary moving into uncharted territory. I've been pushed outside my comfort zone many times in my life and I can honestly say that I have been petrified more than once. But I do have moved forward, because the alternative of remaining stuck in that current place was no longer appealing. 


I remember how petrified I was when I packed up my stuff and put it all in storage, setting out for over a year on a spiritual journey to help define "me" and solidify my life's purpose. The only plan I had was for the first 2 weeks of the journey that would have me at a retreat over a days drive away. After that I had no idea where I would land, now "homeless" by choice. I was so afraid as I drove that first day from Sedona, AZ toward Northern California that I could see my hands shaking against the steering wheel. That first night I stopped at a small inn, exhausted. When I walked up to the office the next morning to check out I saw the following saying on the wall from Patrick Overton and it made all the difference to me:


"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” 


Tears welled in my eyes as I released fear based emotions that no longer served me. Somehow I knew that I was being watched over by some force whose name does not matter. I had recieved the confirmation that I needed to continue forward. I was still afraid, but had found a little comfort  Each time I step out of my comfort zone today I'm reminded of that saying on the wall and am not afriad to ask for a sign that I am headed in the right direction. I am a woman afterall and we always ask for directions. 


Perhaps you have found this article today because you asked for direction. My hope is that if you did, then these few paragraphs provide you with answers and the comfort you need to move forward as well.

Just remember that everyday provides us a new opportunity to step out of our comfort zone toward a more enriched existence. Don't be afraid to take that first step. Take my hand and we'll do it together.



Wishing you a day filled with love,
LeeZa Donatella

Contact me at info@leezadonatella.com to receive information about setting up a session to help you move forward.