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The power of Intention

It’s a concept that we’ve been throwing around a lot here in Costa Rica, Setting daily or weekly intention.

To be clear, this isn’t just a spin on the term goal setting; setting a weekly intention is a simple, effective way to find your focus and keep you in a driven, motivated mindset.

Taking a small time out of your week to sit down and meditate with a clear mind, to set intention can result in such a profound and powerful outcome.

Inspire yourself to achieve your aspirations goals and long list of dreams.

Open yourself up as a vessel of love and gratitude, connect with the world around you, and ask yourself what your highest desires are.

When you ask the universe, she delivers. when it is already in your visions, it is much easier to pull into your life.

When you know what you want, you put it out to the universe, others and most importantly your self and you act harmoniously with intention.

By connecting to your intensions you not only support and strengthen yourself spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically, you also fortify your manifestations and dreams.

Open up you portal to your higher self. By setting intentions you are paving the way to success. When you commit to the entirety of your intention the universe sparks it to life.

A great time to set intention in in the morning before or during a meditation, or right before you go to sleep.

You can journal about the intention or simply repeat it a few times in your mind.

How amazing is it that we have access to setting intension and watching as our higher self manifests these thoughts and motions into real life!

May we continue to weave the web of our consciousness and follow though with our dreams and intentions.
For every intention that is set sends out a high vibrational frequency to the universe, bringing you closer to alignment with your true self and belief system.

Celebrate your intention with love and respect. Write down your intensions and journal about how they have manifested, continue to follow the intension by calling in your guides, ask the universe, and when you truly believe in what you are asking for it will come.

Be patient, reconnect to these intentions overtime, through meditation

Be courageous, check in with your self, make sure that you are going be honoring your true self.

Send yourself love from the abundant universe.
Watch as the motions swing into action.

We here at Follow your bliss aspire to be present in every single moment.
We are challenging you to CREATE without fear, love all your dreams unconditionally.
Listen to the love that is flowing out of you and flow with eternal gratitude.
Energy goes where intention flows.
Our intention for the week is; We aspire to be conscious with every action & present in each moment.
To create without fear & love ourselves unconditionally.

Do you set intentions?
What do you ask when setting intentions?
We would love to hear your stories about how you have followed your intentions and manifested these aspirations into reality.

Jamie Pixie

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Meet Jamie Pixie

Start each day with gratitude…
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I am Jamie Bade, my friends call me Pixie.
I am the new dimension of this platform, i’m here to share my bliss. I am a traveling the world, picking up tools and squeezing them in my belt and learning techniques to share with the world.

I have been traveling the world teaching yoga and kindergarten. I guide my students in a slow flowing asana practice, focusing on breath. I believe yoga is giving your physical body a workout while giving your mental body a rest.

Working with students to slow down and come into alignment with their breath, tweaking the subtleties in every movement and coming into a dynamic flow.

I guide my students to embody the flowing asanas aimed at meeting flexibility in a safe environment.. I believe in encouraging each other to move freely to unite as one.

Yoga is a mind meditation, we tame it through learning to breath with intention, connecting movements with the mind, that is yoga.

I teach my students the importance of a grateful heart.

We need to learn to listen to our own hearts before we give them over to another to nurture, we need to create a world where we all communicate and tell the truth, we need to teach others what we already hold within ourselves.
Magic is intertwined in your life, you just have to open your eyes wide and take it in.

For one awakening soul ripples through the whole. A  domino effect of conscious Seeds spreads like blossoming weeds in the minds and hearts of many through connecting with the self we connect with the whole. Unity and oneness is the ultimate goal
in this labyrinth of lessons and vines we act as one another’s guides, evolving and lighting one another’s way. We are all stepping stones paving the way, the light is within us, we just need to activate internally and follow the ultimate goal to activate the soul. We as one need to follow our bliss. 

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BLESSING AND CLEARING ENERGY FROM OUR FOOD

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Inspired by my “showing up september” mantra for this month I decided to do a cleanse this week… and wanted to share some insight with you!

Spirit communication and energetic healing can work better on a vegetarian diet. Similarly, reducing alcohol and caffeine intake can also improve the connection. At the beginning of my own journey, I questioned this – after all, I’d experienced spirit communication and still had these items in my diet, frequently. While a better diet can improve the communication, it’s not a prerequisite. So think of this;

Everything is made up of energy. So the food you eat is also made up of energy. What kind of energy are you consuming? Is this enhancing or limiting your own energy and how does it affect your ability to connect with others’ energy?

After pondering on this thought I realized how wonderful it would be if I always cleared the energy from my food before touching or then eat it. I go through phases of clearing the energy on food and then bless it… but this month is “showing up september” and I’m committing to do this daily!

When you bless you create an energetic connection and every time you bless your food you create a healing effect. Whether you call it a prayer, blessing your food, or saying grace, by now you can see that it’s worth your energy, intention and time to incorporate this mealtime practice.

Let’s be clear: a food blessing is an intention that the food vibrate with love and nourish your body. The how isn’t so important. You can hold your hands over your plate and infuse it with the energy of love, you can say a prayer out loud, or you can send your meal a powerful intention for health and healing.

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I use the following prayer for clearing the energy (keeping my hands just a few inches above it) and then bless it as follows; (create your own, there is NO right or wrong)

All that we have is a gift.May we be thankful.May we celebrate.May we share.

For our friends,for our families,for our meal,we are thankful.For life,for healing,for joy,we are thankful.

Thanks to the pacha mama for the soil.Thanks to the father sky for the rains.Thanks to the farmers for the harvest.Thanks to our brothers and sisters for the love.

May this meal we’re about to share help our spirits shine brighter.May this brightness send darkness away andwarm the hearts of strangers.

AND SO IT IS.

What’s your thoughts on clearing the energy from your food? How do you practice blessing your food? Would love to hear what YOU do and how?

InJoy and BlisSblessings

Natashia

Freedom

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” Mahatma Gandhi

It’s our birthright to experience a genuine, vibrant and purposeful life, but most of us fail to gasp it and thus sink into the fear mind based thinking pattern.  But what is freedom exactly and how do we find it?

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
Jim Morrison

For me being free is to speak my truth, to be authentic version of myself wherever I find myself.  As a traveler I used to feel that I had to change so that I could fit into my “new” environment… this made me feel very uncomfortable and not FREE at all.  But

Once I had my breakthrough things shifted.  I can be free by being me all the time.  I also get a sense of freedom when I go an nurture myself in nature, hiking by the waterfalls, swimming in the ocean and watching the sun set.  I experience freedom when I get to decide how I react to what people say and do.  I feel free when I realize I choose my thoughts.  I feel free knowing that I get to choose who my friends are and who I choose to spend my time with.  A true sense of freedom is feeling safe.   I recently moved to Costa Rica,  I feel safe here and this gives me a sense of freedom.

I also believe conformity is the jailer of true freedom.  Why conform, why settle for anything else than the BEST?  Why stay in a relationship that does no longer serve you, why stay at a job that no longer excites you?  Why eat food that does not nourish you and gives you energy?  I believe freedom can be measured; by the number of things we can walk away from… can you walk away or are you stuck?

So much love, light and freedom

Natashia

Every single day you have an opportunity to express yourself as you truly are. Allow your kindness, your light, your divinity, your love to  lead the way, Dear Ones. They are all your truth and to see that truth is spectacular. ~Archangel Gabriel

Love YourSelf

What does it mean to love yourself? My understanding is: to love me I have to take care of myself by eating well, exercising and setting aside time to nurture my soul with a good book or a walk in nature. Having positive reminders and affirmations helps too.

It means knowing my worth, surrounding myself with positive people who love and appreciate me. Loving myself means not putting up with any kind of abuse – I teach people how to treat me by what I accept. This means that I need to set healthy boundaries in my relationships so I am not taken advantage of.

It means being kind to myself when I make mistakes and when I look at myself in the mirror.

This is my understanding but that does not mean I have an easy ride doing all of the above. These are daily reminders and challenges that we all face. I also need to learn how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions and responsibilities of life. I need to learn to not lose myself in another and not to take care of another’s needs before my own.

The word selfish has been given a bad wrap, I think that it is OK to be selfish sometimes. It is important to take care of your own needs, then you can give yourself fully to another. We would not expect someone we love to go without, so why should we not do the same for ourselves?

We have to take responsibility for our own happiness; this will increase the love and energy you can shower upon our loved ones.

Your beautiful Body

I am learning to be grateful and loving towards my body (and my curves and curly hair). Each of us has an amazing and unique design. Just because the media says we should look a certain way that does make it true. Your body is all yours to share, experiment and give pleasure to. My mantra is: To love myself just the way I am NOW. And it has been working except.. I had a relapse – back to the mantra! What can be your daily mantra?

Sexual energy is stored at the base of the spine. The energy travels upwards aligning each chakra, until it reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head. Getting in touch with our true selves through meditation and saying, “yes please!”  to our sexual energy,  allows it to expand within us taking us to sweet ecstasy.

I am discovering that meditation is the key to calm the craziness that is me. Meditation is basically focusing on breath while laying on your back or sitting like a Buddha. I have been told to witness my thoughts and let them go. To not attach to them or judge them or myself.

You can use guided meditation but it may take a while to find one that suits. I have gone through a few and it was tough to find one that I liked: either the persons voice bugged me or the music was pants. So, I opted for nature sounds but you should look through You Tube and find one that suits your tastes.

Don’t be put off meditating because of your monkey brain that seem like it can not be tamed… Like everything, it takes practice. I know people who have practiced for years and they still have the monkey mind days.

I started practicing just for 10 minutes twice a day. It has been a good way to connect with myself and feel my energy flow through me and to be honest it gets me high! Which explains why all of those people at the yoga retreats in Bali seemed like they were on something. They were, except it is legal and available to you whenever, wherever.

Treat yourself daily to delicious food that nurtures your body and screams

 I LOVE YOU, you are worth it!

Maintaining the intention of ‘loving myself’ (even for a short period of time) has made me feel more alive, more in love with myself,  for me there is no turning back. I hope you will accompany me along this path. With continuous effort I believe this could be marvelous.

Blessing of love & light

Natashia

Compassion

If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they’re showing compassion.  But how can we be more compassionate towards ourselves?

Most of us don’t lack compassion so much as we avoid it.  Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.  Compassion involves feeling moved by others’ suffering so that our heart responds to their pain.  Having compassion also means that we offer understanding and kindness to others when they fail or make mistakes, rather than judging them harshly.

So how can we be more self compassionate; by being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of stress, confusion, inadequacy and confusion.   As the Dalai Lama says, self compassion is the first step toward compassion for others, we have to practice evoking good will toward ourselves by cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.  Instead of just ignoring our pain, or trying to numb it with some sort of distraction or addiction, stop and tell yourself “this is really difficult right now”, how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?

Having compassion for yourself means you honor and accept your humanness.  Things will not always go the way you want them to. You will encounter frustrations, losses will occur, you will make mistakes, bump up against your limitations, fall short of your ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by all of us. The more you open your heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more you will be able to feel compassion for yourself and all your fellow humans in the experience of life.

I believe we will learn to become profoundly compassionate toward all life and ourselves.  We will learn this through wisdom, OR we will learn it through pain.  Its not up to us where we are going – but how we get there, and when, is determined by the choices we make, every moment of every day.  The choice is yours; I pray that you make them with compassion for yourself and all living beings.

So much compassion love & light

Natashia

Water Blessings

I’m intrigued and inspired by Dr Emoto’s work, and started to bless my water about a year ago.  It sounds strange right?  I have labels on all my water bottles at home; my friends at first thought I went crazy!  I would like to share with you how blessing your water can change your life too.  The seed was planted when I watched this video on YouTube..

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I would like to keep this simple; so for the most part, your water is not clear and clean and crystal pure.  Water gets recycled many times and it becomes flat.   The actual crystalline structure becomes flat, and water is a liquid crystallization.  Then water is closely connected to the feminine and psyche, the intuition.  Now, the great flow of life is in water, therefore I give the water a blessing.

I believe we are just reminding the water of its perfection.  There is the knowing that the water of the universe comes form God, and that each molecule is but a mirror of God.  Therefore, whatever energy is projected on, toward, around or in the molecule of the water is reminded of its vibration.

I encourage you to use this invocation as often as you can, with positive intention and a high vibration.  There are high levels of healing frequency in blessing your water.  And healing frequency is about coming closer to God’s perfection and getting a more pure, clear, clean frequency.

Invocation to Water

I take this the Water of Life,

I declare it the Water of Light.

As I bring it within my body, 
It allows my body to glow.

I take this, the Water of Light.

I declare it the Water of God.


I AM a Master in all that I AM.

I also have printed labels on all my water bottles, so when I drink that water I feel “GRATITUDE”, “LOVE”, “PEACE”.  You can bless your water in anyway there is no right or wrong, what matters is your intention and vibration behind it.  I hope you have fun with this, blessing our water, our food and ourselves!

Water blessings of light

Natashia

Crossroads and Making Decisions

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I find myself at a crossroad yet again… having to make a decision going round and round in my mind, not quite knowing which set of factors should be given greater weight.  Sometimes my reasoning competes with my gut instinct, which only seems to make matters worse.  Can you resonate?

Life changing decisions may seem intimidating, but I find this to be a blessing since I have the choice to choose and to listen to the Holy Spirit within.  The Holy Spirit is part of our mind that remains in conscious contact with God; we can safely place all decisions in His hands.  The mortal ego dwells in linear time and does not know the future; the Holy Spirit dwells in eternity and therefore does.

I’ve come to understand that there are means of knowing beyond the rational.  Now that I’ve fully realized how much smarter God is than I, and how willing He is to share what he knows, my life is much easier.  Sometime Spirit speaks loudly and directly, other times we have to be still, we have to ask God to decide for us.  By asking I pray, meditate and listen.

By cultivating a state of mind in which we place our decisions where they belong, in the hands of One who always knows what we should do, we draw on a mystical power no worldly means of decision-making can match.  God will listen and God will answer, with a prescience and wisdom and intelligence and love for us and for everyone in the whole entire world.

Let us choose to open our hearts, send love, withhold judgment and free ourselves from fear so we can make decisions guided by the Holy Spirit within us.

Blessings of divine guidance and light

Natashia

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I love this quote by Oprah “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”  I first questioned my own integrity in high school when my principal at that time touched the subject briefly..Is integrity teachable, anyway?  I knew little about integrity back then, and realized that the conditioning of fear was the main reason for most of us moving out of integrity.

Integrity.  The good in you coming out of you as a statement of who you know yourself to be.  Integrity.  The commitment to acting on what your heat feels and knowing your heart feels good about who you are and what you do in every situation.  Integrity.  The wilingess to be diligent in giving your best, first to yourself and then to everyone else, knowing that every moment of contact with another being is a gift from God.  Integrity.  Yearning to know the truth.  Seeking the truth.  Learning the truth.  Spreading the truth.  Acting in truth for the sake of honoring al that Is and choosing to live by all that honors you and honors God without condemning the other parts.

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley

Your integrity is the power that records, rewards and restore your position in the universe of life, it records every thought you think.  When the thoughts, words and actions you set forth in the universe do not honor the truth about you or the truth about the universe, integrity rewards you accordingly.  My purpose of living is to honor life, honor God and honor myself.  It is the same God goodness that life expects form you and will give you when you live a life of integrity.

Until today you may have been so concerned with doing your life right that you have moved out of integrity.  Define your integrity.  What are you doing?  Why are you doing it?  How are you doing it?  What are the rewards you are receiving?  What are the rewards you expecting?  How are you honoring God and the universe?

So much love,
Natashia