It’s the month of love, hearts and valentines. The colors that come to mind are red, pink, a touch of green, and in some areas, a bit of purple appears. We express our love to our sweethearts, our dearest friends, and our beloved family members. We don colors associated with love and we search for the perfect card or gift for our own Valentines.
But how many of you think of sending love to yourselves? Personally, I am so terribly guilty of being hard on myself and having such high expectations of myself that I often forget to be kind to me, to be thoughtful of ME, to treat myself as I would any other person I love.
When I was in high school I read Erich Fromm’s book, The Art of Loving. He discussed the many aspects of love including the notion of self love but I was being raised in a family in which we were being taught that loving oneself was conceited, selfish, even unGodly. We were to be humble, to think of everyone else as better than we were, to “not be above yourself”.
Indeed, at the tender age of 8, I had discovered Greek and Roman Mythology and loved reading the stories. Imagine how excited I was to discover my name was a variation of the goddess Diana. Now these were the days when you could go into any drug store or tourist stop and find tons of items with individual’s names on them. I never could find my own name anywhere which caused me to despair that my name was so odd, I must be too. Even worse, maybe I did not have the right to exist. But here in the book of myths was the name Diana and I was so excited I jumped up and down on my bed exclaiming that I was actually a goddess! I was THRILLED~until my Grandmother grabbed my arm, pulled me off that bed and told me in no uncertain terms that I was a sinner for sure, talking like that. That was the end of my goddess identification for about 40 years! And it took me about that long to believe in my worth again.
So back to high school: when I read in Fromm’s book that self love was necessary in order to really love others I thought it was a very radical, even sinful, thought. I was scared to believe in this. I tried to push the thought away, even though it stayed with me and in some very real way I knew it to be true. It was such a struggle to try to rectify the teachings of my parents and grandparents with my own inner knowing.
Which is a long winded way of getting to my point: don’t be late in coming to the conclusion that you are worth loving. God does not create anyone who is not worthy of love. There are people who do bad things, and people who go down the wrong paths, but they are misguided and misled. Their being is still of the Light. They just don’t remember that, and have allowed the Darkness to gain a foothold in their souls. But at their core, they too, like the rest of us, not only come from Love and Light, but still have a spark of that inside.
But I am talking to those of you who, like me, put themselves last over and over to their own detriment. I wish that you could see yourselves as the Light and Beauty that others see in you. One of my own challenges is in being so tuned into a person’s true essence that I forget they also have a personality and that personality may not be at that higher level I can see. I’ve been hurt deeply throughout the years by this inability to discern between a person’s true nature and their earthly veneer. But I would certainly rather that than not being able to see a person’s goodness.
The good news is that with a lot of work, and the support of so many wonderful friends and family, I have come to see my own Light. Not in that conceited way my parents feared, but from a state of gratitude to God for creating me from star dust and LIght and the vibration of Love.
So this Valentine’s day honor your loved ones, but take some time to honor your SELF. You are one of a kind, a unique being, who is loved so deeply. Happy Valentine’s Day to you each day of the year!
(Originally written for the Interior Alignment Newsletter)
Hi. My name is Diantha, like the flower Dianthus, and I love color. Always have, always will. I’ve studied it, worked with it, played with it, wondered about it, dreamed about it, and developed a business around it. My goal was to change the world through color, and although a lofty and probably unachievable goal, my vision will always be one in which all people learn the value and power of color and how it can support us and transform us as we move through our challenges.
To that end I developed a full line of color sprays which I named after my first book: Simply Color (available now at your Kindle store). The 15 Simply Color sprays were developed during the time I was doing a lot of teaching about color and I wanted something simple and easy that my students and clients could use to bring in the color they most needed. You see, the colors of the rainbow spectrum relate to our chakras, organs, glands, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual planes. When something is out of alignment, we get sick, or have issues arise in our lives. Being human beings, this happens frequently as we are here to learn, to develop our souls and to raise our consciousness.
So I learned how to use color to our advantage and have taught countless others how to do that as well. For example, the color of red relates to our ability to ground and manifest. It is extremely helpful to use when we lack energy, or want to start a business, or when we desire to manifest something. Or the color of blue relates to peace, calming and communication. When I was learning to speak up for myself, blue was the color that supported me in learning and then doing that, with grace and ease.
Each color also relates to an organ and gland. So on the physical level it can have an impact as well as emotionally, mentally or spiritually. When we have a challenge in life, we use up the color in our energy body that relates to that color and we need to replenish it. These color sprays are like liquid light, carrying the vibrational qualities of each color so that using the spray will help replenish the colors that have been diminished or lost.
I developed 15 Simply Color Sprays, 10 Simply Color Children’s Sprays, 17 Simply Feng Shui sprays, and have 3 Healing Sprays. I also make custom sprays that target an individual’s needs.
One of my favorites in the Simply Color collection is Rainbow. It is a great general spray for elevating one’s spirits and bathing the energy body in the rainbow spectrum. It smells lovely even though the formulas are not created for scent but for effectiveness.
In the healing sprays, my favorite is Angel’s Song which was originally made for a young male who was in crisis. His Grandmother contacted me and told me what was going on and the result wass this amazingly powerful but gentle spray. Opalescence is another in this series developed to bring joy, creativity and inspiration to creative endeavors. Originally made for an artist, most people who order this are using it for it’s effervescent, magical energy.
Once I created the color sprays, I also developed a full line of Feng Shui sprays. My favorite in this collection is the Wellbeing one which brings in the vibration of wholeness and wellbeing based in the core of our being. This one targets the middle gua of the 9 in the bagua, which is known as Health. And without health, we have nothing.
The sprays contain a propietary blend of essential oils, flower essences, solarized and charged water, gem elixirs and energetic infusions. Each one is infused with the essence of love because I believe that the vibration of love can elevate the consciousness of the planet to its next level of development. So perhaps my original dream of changing the world CAN come true. With many of us working towards that end, I think it will!
Holiday Blessings to everyone! Again we have a message from the Great White Brotherhood, in particular, Melchezidek. Enjoy the message and may each day bring you clarity, vision, expansion, strength and a renewal of spirit. Blessings to all……
Greetings to one and all on this glorious day! You are about to welcome in a brand new year with all its promise. On the cusp of this new year we want to let you know that many beings of Light are in your midst, in human form, in etheric form, in other dimensional forms.
They are here because the world is transforming itself, rebirthing itself, into another dimension. Many of you will rejoice in this, others will not, wishing to hang on to the familiar. If you fall into that latter category, do not despair. Change is never easy even for those who welcome it. You will adapt to it over time if you take the trouble to try. If you don’t, your life will be challenging in the way it would be if you moved to a completely different cultural reality and you refused to adhere to that old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Remember that other old saying, “What you resist, persists.”
There are a few hints we would like to share with you in order to assist you with the changes ahead.
1. Breathe. Your breath is a tool you have with you 24/7. Use it to adjust. When you feel overwhelmed, close your eyes, breathe deeply, re-enter your body and ground yourself. Keep breathing. You will find that in a few moments the anxiety will lessen and you will be able to then listen to your inner guidance to see what to do.
2. Listen. Listen to the guidance being given to you at any given moment when you are confused about what to do. There is so much help out there just waiting to be asked to assist you.
3. Rest. Your bodies, minds and spirits will be stretched beyond normal in the coming months. Take time out to renew yourself. That may be a nap, a healthy meal, a moment for meditation or prayer. If you are working, plan on taking a tea break, resting when you do take a break, especially your mind.
4. Eat consciously. That means different things to different people so eat in a way that supports your body, your metabolism, your belief system. This is not a time to drink heavily, or to indulge in foods that do not serve you. We are not saying to abstain, but choose wisely and do no overindulge in anything at this time. You must be at your best.
5. Love. Love your self. Love those around you. Love those who think differently than you do. Love the world. Love all sentient beings. Love your ancestors. Love your descendants, Love the beings in other dimensions who are here to assist you, Love Nature, Love the Divine Source. LOVE.
6. Listen. Did we say this already? Well we say it yet again. Do not assume you have all the answers. Things are changing quickly and you must change quickly. That also means your ways of thinking must be agile and ready to change. LISTEN.
These last three go together as a trinity. Do not try to hold on to things past. This is hard, we realize. It is like being on a trapeze for the first time, letting go when you are high in the air with no net, and trusting that there are hands that will reach out and catch you before you fall. Nearly impossible. But POSSIBLE. TRUST.
Give in to what is. Surrender your idea of what is right and what is reality. And then receive what is becoming. We promise you that what is coming is so much better than what you are living today. Which is why things must change. Surrender, receive and trust in the process.
We send you blessings from beyond and send you love. Because you have chosen to be alive at this moment in time, we can help you create the New Earth that has been promised to you. We honor and respect you and your hard work.
May you always be blessed.
So be it and so it is.
The message is sent via Melchezidek and contains wisdom and energies from many of the Great White Brotherhood including Jesus the Christ.
“We can hear your cries of despair from all over your planet. It is a cacophony of loss, sadness, fear, abandonment, betrayal, anger and all sorts of what we would call negative emotions. Please remember that when we say that, we also acknowledge that without the negative, we could have no positive so there is a definite role for them. This is a subject for a different time for today we wish to speak to you of love.
Oh we hear several of you tsk-tsking and wondering what saccharine sweet message this is. Believe me, this will not be that sort of message.
We are here to ask you to love. Love yourselves. Love one another. Love each sentient being on earth whether an ant or a human. Love love love. You MUST return to love or all will be lost.
How do you love when there is so much danger and tragedy? How do you shift from fear or hatred to love? Through Grace. You shift through grace. We are asking you to open your hearts to Grace and let it shift you. Close your eyes, call in your angels, your guides, your teachers, the Great I AM, whomever in the higher realms you put your trust in. (Note: For any of you who play with the Devil, Satan was cast out of the higher realms and does not qualify)
We think this message is beyond many of you at this moment in time but that is because those of you who are ready, need to hear this now. We are at a breaking point where the earth can shift to higher vibrations, or sink to lower ones. When you join us in lifting it up, you will be lifted up. If you cannot or will not, you will be left in the abyss of fear and hate.
Heed us well. Open your hearts and let Grace pour in. That is all for now but we will continue to send messages. Thank you.”
As I write this month’s newsletter, I find I am in the middle of a miracle. We have all experienced miracle in our lives whether or not we have recognized and/or acknowledged it. Perhaps it is the birth of a child, for others it’s passing a class when we know in our hearts it is a gift that we did pass, for others it might be getting to a loved one’s side just before they transition giving us time to say good bye. For me, today, it is the miracle of accepting, truly accepting, my earthly body just as it is, which is the missing piece for me with the idea of self-love. Self-love, in the midst of this month of love, is finally becoming a reality.
What has shifted? This is not an overnight wonder believe me. I’ve spent at least 65 years searching for a form of self-acceptance, especially acceptance of the body I have been gifted with. My body is sturdy (a nice way of describing a short, stocky physique!), strong, healthy and has taken me all over the globe. It has given us three amazing children, allowed me to enjoy great cuisine, laugh, swim, play with grandchildren, talk and share with friends. It is this wonderful, amazing body that has allowed me to experience this life with you, and that has carried me many a mile along the path of life.
I have just taken an amazing course with Pippa Merivale (www.metatronic-life.com) who works with the energies of Metatron. In this course, Physical Vitality, I became keenly aware of the miracle of the body. Each system is so precise, so wonderfully perfect in its functioning. Yes, we each have our physical challenges. Maybe our ears don’t hear well enough, or our eyes don’t see well, and for some of us we have great challenges such as auto-immune diseases, mental challenges, and other debilitating issues.
But the body, as it is designed to be when all is working as it should, is brilliant in its design and function. Wow. Think of it. Think of all the things our bodies do for us: our hearts beat without our thinking of it. Our livers and kidneys, pancreas and reproductive systems, nervous and digestive systems, endocrine system and brain, …all go about their business 24/7 without a vacation, a break, or a rest.
In the class I took with Pippa, (Physical Vitality) she examined our body’s systems and created a meditation of sorts that explained how complex and miraculous each system is. I particularly loved her description of the digestive system when she explained that light is absorbed by our foods and then we eat the foods, effectively ingesting the light! Imagine, then, the light flowing from our foods into our cells and blood, into our organs, the brain, and throughout the entire physical container that we are. Isn’t that just a miracle? We eat light and it then spreads throughout us. It takes my breath away to imagine that.
This Valentine’s Day I will be celebrating a new love: my body. I have ignored it, abused it, hated it, yelled at it, despaired of it, cried over it, said hateful things to it and hidden from it. And it has been nothing but loyal to me. It has served me for 70 years. It has never asked anything more than that I consider treating it as well as I can.
So now when I exercise and when I eat consciously, both of which I have been doing for a long, long time, I will do them with more love, more awareness, more prayerful thought. I will tune into my body more, honor it more, and listen to its needs. My head will not be separate anymore from the rest of me. I will be incorporated into one, into one amazing miracle.
How about you? Are you loving your self, your body, you as much as you can? This is what I wish for you on this day of love: that you look in the mirror and say truthfully, “I love you.”
“The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside of yourself, everything that you want you already are.” Rumi
“It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.” Voltaire
“I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” Shailene Woodley
Has anyone else noticed what a challenging time it is? My goodness. So many people facing truly big issues. My heart has been aching for so many people. And my head keeps saying, “What on earth is going on?”
What can we do when there is nothing we can do? There are many people I know and care about for whom I can do precious little. People with whom I can’t interfere for one reason or another from distance in miles to distance in relationships.
This makes it even harder to bear the burden of wanting to help but being unable to do so. And so I took this question into the Akashic Records today, when I had a reading myself by a good friend and fellow colleague. What came out of it was brilliant. Here is the jist:
Akashic Record Message:
“Part of what the world is experiencing at this time is a clearing. Clearing can be a very intense process when we are unable or unwilling to let go of the status quo, when we can’t choose another way of reacting to challenges, when we keep getting attached to the drama of what is unfolding before us, when we focus on what WE want rather than allowing for all possibilities.
In fact, that is when clearing becomes a hammer that comes crashing down on us creating an even bigger problem. When we avoid, disregard, or run from change and clearing, we up the ante in what happens.
But when we stay in faith, in love, and in compassion, the clearing process becomes much easier. As the Course in Miracles (https://www.acim.org/) teaches, there are two ways of living: in fear or in love. When we choose fear, problems become insurmountable. When we live in love, our lives unfold in a more manageable manner. When we stay in love, redemption happens. When we offer compassion, we can draw others into this state of love when they are unable to do so for themselves and remain stuck in fear.”
Summing it up:
When we get attached to the drama, and the pain, we ourselves become disempowered to help. We have to rise above the drama and hold a place of compassion. If we want to help, it is vitally important that we ourselves reach the space of love, peace and compassion if we are to have a positive impact on anyone or anything.
There was more, but this is the jist of it. I don’t know about you, but this helped me put so much into perspective. I hope this helps you as well.
God’s blessings to all.
Home is where the heart is
I have not posted here in almost a month but believe it or not in those few short weeks our house sold and we have closed already. This leaves us up in the air for we don’t go to our winter home until mid-October at the earliest. What to do? What to do?
We have ended up renting a very tiny but precious little cabin not far from here. It will be back to basics and both my husband and I are actually looking forward to a breather from civilization. I will be quite absent from this blog for a while and wanted to let you know why….I will be happily ensconced in our little rental without internet, laundry facilities or even a decent bed! But it will be sort of like a second honeymoon when we couldn’t afford anything but were happy as could be!
Not that I don’t like luxury mind you but for this short period it might bring us back to what is real, what is solid, what is everlasting. I find myself getting so caught up in my technical, goal oriented life that sniffing the roses gets to be something that gets pushed further and further back from my consciousness so I am quite excited about this little respite we will be having!
That said, I am sad to be leaving this marvelous place but as someone wise once said, we don’t own the land, it is only on loan. It has been a most generous loan and we are so completely thankful for it! Now it goes to someone else to care for and love. And we have wonderful memories.
On to the next adventure, and who knows where our next more permanent spot to land in will be. Life is an adventure and letting go of the trapeze before you know if you catcher is behind you is certainly an adventure.
Stay tuned and I’ll be in touch when I can. Meanwhile, love your home, the people who dwell within, and the heart that beats at the center of it. Namaste.