My own Safe Place

Aria-Bella Rises

safe place

I am my safe place and I trust my body to keep me safe”

When we stress, are anxious, panicking , worrying etc. it is because we are not trusting. We are not believing in OURSELVES enough. We are not putting any faith or trust in the universe. The list is pretty endless but it really comes down to ourselves or the trust we try to put outside of ourselves.

I made up and have been saying this affirmation to myself a hell of lot lately, mainly because I have been needing the constant reminder.

You see, when we don’t have faith in ourselves, to keep us safe, to make the right decisions, to do the right thing and say the right thing blah blah blah – that is when stress and anxiety and all those other nasty shitty things come creeping in. We may not even realise that…

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Aria-Bella Rises

i lvoe me

I LOVE ME! Shout it from the rooftops. Allow every action you take to reinforce it. Be love. Be totally in love with yourself. Give yourself compliments. Take yourself out on dates. Spoil yourself. Just be LOVE.”

This is a page from my little book of Angelical Wisdoms and I decided tonight to open a page and write a blog on it.

This is a perfect one to start with, and lets face it – the hardest!

Daily life can totally get in the way of this. Shit happens and loving ourselves and feeling that super duper loved up feeling takes a back seat to everything else that is happening to us.

But here is the thing, I will let you on in a not so secret secret… this is the absolute BEST time to practice this, when shit is hitting the proverbial fan. When you feel like…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Moji Speaks!!

Moji Speaks

Remember how my last post opined to ‘never say never’?

Lessons to learn here:

You won’t discover life’s awesomeness, the best, the good, bad or ugly if you sit pretty still in your comfort zone saying NEVER

  1. Don’t make it an habit to categorically make statements on events/affairs/issues/situations you have never experienced, no matter how much you think you can imagine what goes on in that particular instance
  2. I’m telling you categorically now for a fact, No 1 is a bad habit, don’t do it!
  3. Remember Ciara’s ‘So What’ song? Yes so what, you have heard all sorts about that person, food, issue, place, thing, etc, have you tried it out yet? But you believe what they say a 100% right? I’m not asking you to do anything dangerous or harmful here, just pleading with you to always ask questions, do your own research and experience what you can.

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Sunrise Sermon: Sound Advice

It’s amazing how a verse or a quote you’ve seen time and again can speak to you in a way that you hadn’t experienced before — depending on the season you’re in. Some days as I’m reading a chapter or two from the word of God, something will get my attention, and I usually stop and unpack it a little and research its meaning if I have the luxury of time that day. If I don’t, it just replays in my mind until I do something about it. Today’s excerpt is an example of one of those readings that made me pause and reflect because of an article I had read a couple days earlier. Take a minute to read the following excerpt from John 10:1.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a…

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Time Means Everything


One thing I have learned about my journey with God is that I cannot place a time frame on God. Why? For the simple fact that He is God and is not bound with time-spatial limitations. He exists outside of…

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Danny’s World: It’s So Peaceful Early In the Morning

I like getting up early because most people are still asleep and the world is so quiet and peaceful.  It gives me a few moments to appreciate the beauty of the world and think about life.

Pot of Gold

Aria-Bella Rises

It is funny, life events, happenings and all the frills life has to offer us – usually means that I have so much inspiration to write from, to think and feel.

Lately though, even though there has been much happening in my life, I just haven’t felt that tug, that aha and rush to the keyboard so that I could get all that I was thinking and feeling down before it left the building. Nothing at all, nada zilch and I haven’t pushed myself to try… until now.

While I am not ready to put into words  some of the stuff that has been going on, I am ready to step back out into the world and acknowledge.

And all I can say is this. Things can get overwhelming, whether it be because crazy shit is going on, amazing stuff is going on, whatever it may be, it can still…

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My Book Review of Journey To Aviad

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Book Review Journey to Aviad by Allison D. Reid original image by Allison Reid

I am pleased to share my review of Journey to Aviad, Book 1 of the Wind Rider Chronicles, by fellow blogger and author, Allison D. Reid.

Allison D Reid photoAbout the Author

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes.

From the Author

“Real, three-dimensional, lovable characters are a must. A good story also has layers of meaning, so that you can read the same book more than once and catch different things each time. There should be an element of beauty and hope, but also plenty of mystery and suspense. I want to be moved by a story without being traumatized by it. I don’t deal well with dark, graphic, or tragic stories—they haunt me without mercy to the point…

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Sunrise Sermon: It’s Her Day


From the time we were conceived, we were loved with as much strength as the human heart can muster. Most of us would do anything for mom. An even greater love comes from God our Father. His love has no limits — a love that our minds lack the capacity to understand. Would you also do anything for him — the one who loves you most?  He asks us to honor our mothers and fathers. Surely we can do that for him and for them.

That doesn’t seem so hard to do as we get older and start to appreciate our parents’ wisdom. Personally, I’d like a do over for my teenage years as I was most likely temporarily insane. I had to be hard to love at that stage, but my mom stuck it out. The incessant eye rolling and bad attitude was enough to make any mom flee…

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Peace from Panic

I looked around and was touched to see so many people. My husband and I were at a church we’d never been to, attending a friend’s funeral. We knew Sal for three years. In that short period of time, he made a deep impact on our lives.

He was generous, kind, funny, curious, and spiritual. Years ago, he’d been a carpenter. He was an artist and an American Indian, proud of his heritage. He drew intricate pictures of Indians and feather headdresses, similar to the one shown above. He was an avid reader. He loved the beach and going to church.

Sal spent most of his days at our business. He’d sit on a chair outside our store, reading or drawing in his sketch pad. We thought of him as the greeter. My husband and I enjoyed our conversations with him, usually ending in joking and laughter.

But he didn’t…

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