by Julianne Kulosa
The powerful energy presenting now is very supportive in our ascension process. It can be used to propel us into greater states of ease, flow, peace, gratitude, trust, abundance and well-being. However, it is a propelling energy, and therefore can be used to go deeper into the density of fear, anger, helplessness and anxiety.
Therefore this time is calling us to choose powerfully, moment by moment.
It matters not what is occurring in your reality. What matters is your interpretation of any events, internal or external, that are happening now.
It is your divinely given freedom and power to choose the reality you wish to live in.
Why are things challenging, filled with pain or loss, such fear, anger, hate or abuse?
These things are experienced to propel you to choose a different reality. This is done with your consciousness: your ability to choose and interpret the reality you live in.
Science says observation, concrete measurable repeatable observation, shows us reality. However, it is the observer and where their attention is, what their expectations and beliefs are, that create that reality. This has been shown time and again by the placebo effect as well as experiments in which the experimenter has a theory or hypothesis and the results of that experiment depend on the outcome the experimenter expects to see.
We think our beliefs are based on evidence, but the truth is, we believe something and then gather the evidence to back the belief. Seek and ye shall find, and, just to make the game more challenging, in this time there are a lot of false and partial truths to gather as your "evidence". Within you is your ability to use spiritual discernment to find Divine Truth, one of connection, unity, love and abundance for all.
Right now, use your power of choice to look for, see and feel the reality you wish to live in. Dig into how you want to experience reality. How you want to feel. Instead of goals, such as no physical illness or more money, focus on your state of being, such as vibrant health and abundance. Keep your eyes on the divine at all times, and in truth, you will experience those high vibe New Earth states, no matter the circumstance.
Let the rest wash over you, give it to Source, thanking it for propelling you to choose higher vibrational thoughts and emotions. Love is the call, and with it, compassion and forgiveness.
That compassion will soften your view, allowing you to more easily access peace and trust. Things stay around as long as they need to and we truly are all doing the best we can, so be compassionate with yourself and others.
This is time of great empowerment and awakening, of magic and miracles, and can truly be used to create the reality and world you wish to live in. Imagine the future you are living into and feel it right here, right now.
This is the call, and when you feel the density inside pulling you down, you can say, “Aha, thank you! I choose love, I choose trust, I choose…” Choose to put your attention on what you want rather than what you don’t want, and as you do so, you transform the world into a better place for All, assisting all willing hearts to awaken into the truth of reality and who they are.
This is not complicated, though our minds like to make things quite complex. Your heart knows the way. Breathe into your heart, your full attention in your heart, and call forth what you are wanting, be it ease, peace, connection or support. Here is a simple technique from HeartMath you can use anytime you’re experiencing those stressful feelings and reactions.
by Julianne Kulosa
Affirmations became popular in the late 1980’s with Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life”. Over time, they, and the New Age Movement, have gotten a pretty bad rap.
Affirmations are often considered wishful thinking at best, or at worst, a lazy person’s way to try to create what they want while sitting on the couch and taking no action out in the world.
What are Affirmations?
They are repeated thoughts, statements and proclamations. Often defined as “positive”, the truth is, any repeated thought, word, or mantra is an affirmation.
There’s a reason things might not seem to go the way you want them too, despite your best efforts. It’s called your subconscious programming, aka The Matrix. Operating out of your conscious awareness, this programming was created when you were a child. You learned, by watching others, how to think, feel, behave and understand your world.
The brain waves of children are in a lower frequency of consciousness, meaning the electrical activity patterns recorded in the EEG. From about age two to six, children are predominantly in a Theta brain wave state, which can be likened to hypnosis. This means children, with wide open imaginations, are in a superior learning state and highly open to suggestion.
As adults, we spend a vast majority of our days (some say up to 98%) operating from subconscious patterns.
These deeply engrained habits and beliefs about ourselves and the world can easily trump a positive thought here and there.
HOWEVER, there are ways we can shift these automatic ways of being, one being through creating new conscious habits.
How do you know your subconscious is running the show? Take a look at any area of your life where you feel stuck or powerless, where despite your best efforts, you keep seeming to do the same thing, experiencing the same things, over and over.
The Power of Conscious Choice
Affirmations are like any new habit or learning experience. With repetition, the brain is re-wired. How long will it take? Well, you might want to create an affirmation around that, such as, “All is unfolding at the perfect time for my highest good,” or “I trust the process of life,” because if you’ve found yourself often feeling you need to hurry up and get somewhere, and there’s something wrong with you if you’re not there yet, there’s a good chance that’s some of your subconscious programming. Good to notice!
Have faith and patience with your affirmations. Ideally, set aside specific time every day to repeat those affirmations. There are plenty to go around if you’re looking for inspiration, and any words can be used as a mantra during meditation.
Shirts, plaques around the house and sticky notes are awesome, but how often do you actually see and say the words aloud or silently? Purposefully repeating those affirmations daily will benefit you most.
While you might choose a general affirmation to repeat silently, aloud, to yourself in the mirror or to write in journal such as, “I love you,” “All is Well,” or “I am grateful for…,” consider starting to pay more attention to those areas you are feeling stuck. What are most common statements and viewpoints that keep repeating in that area when you notice your thoughts? You can counter those with their opposite, even if at first you might just state, “It’s possible…”
No, you don’t have to believe it at first. You might start with just being open to the possibility. Just repeat, repeat and repeat again. We learn through practice and repetition. Would it be so horrible to repeat consciously for the rest of your life, “I am abundant,” “I am safe and loved,” or “I trust life and the universe”? The worst that could happen is that you notice all the thoughts and beliefs that insist the opposite is true. That noticing gives you power to choose again. What world do you want to live in?
Any positive affirmation is great. A change in one area shifts the whole, so you don’t have to choose 20 affirmations to do a day or feel overwhelmed. An affirmation is not a lazy way to produce change. It is an assertion or declaration about something, and it will affect your choices, actions and responses in the world. Your choosing to habitually state, imagine and feel in present moment terms (“I am” as compared to “I will”) really can assist you in waking up out of the illusion and limitations of the Matrix.
Affirmations are a powerful tool to use in your spiritual awakening process. They aren’t “shoulds” or “have to’s”, but rather a great option, should you be drawn to use them, as you awaken in your unique and perfect way.
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by Julianne Kulosa
I’m walking the dog on a beautiful morning in our neighborhood, noticing the flowers vibrating and singing, and the trees so calming and grounded. I ask Mother Earth, “How may I serve you?” I look up and see a mother walking toward me with her child in a stroller. Her shirt says, “Believe In Miracles.”
Really? Yes, really! Mother Earth, Gaia, a beloved powerful conscious being who takes such nurturing care of us, said to believe in miracles!
For me, this means to believe in the power of our conscious choice to see, feel, think and act in a way that is New Earth. Our consciousness creates miracles. When we align and are willing to merge with New Earth, with the divine nature of Gaia, Life and Source, anything is possible. Truly.
We are miracle makers, we unique humans. The nature of the universe is miraculous, and what makes us unique is our free will choice to be a part of those miracles, or not.
It’s easy to underestimate human potential, given the old paradigm of reality.
When we open up to the truth that we are multi-dimensional beings fully connected to everything, we open to unlimited possibilities of what we can create.
The birds and trees already live in unity consciousness. They are part of the web of creation, yet their design is different than we humans. They don’t need to consciously “create” anything, for they are fully in the present moment flow of the universe.
We, on the other hand, have that choice point in each moment to live in whatever reality we choose to place our consciousness in.
Sure, sounds simple, but you know how challenging this can be with our personal and collective beliefs about what reality is, painful memories, and the evidence in our current reality that says otherwise.
Believe in Miracles.
This means aligning with possibility. The possibility that you or your loved one is already healed and fully healthy NOW. The possibility that the oceans are clean and purified now. The possibility that all children are cared for, bellies full and deeply loved now. The possibility that there is unlimited abundance, an abundance of resources for all, right now.
Mother Earth knows how the game is played, and she is patiently assisting us and holding space for our evolution and remembering.
When we align our thoughts and emotions with a possibility we experience as manifest here and now, miracles occur. We can shift in an instant. The world can shift in an instant.
Be open to magic and miracles, not as some mystical experience something outside yourself is creating nor as something you alone create, but as Magical Divine You aligning and merging with pure divine Source. It’s time to practice and trust this feeling-based technology inside us. We create miracles as we feel, see, be, and then act in this now moment the change we wish to see in the world.
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by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Ascension Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
Losing an item can be very frustrating and stressful. Luckily, there are ways to increase your chances of finding a lost object.
1. Re-frame from lost or stolen to misplaced.
A lost or stolen object implies that the item is either gone forever or will be extremely challenging to find. Rather than thinking of the item as lost, consider that it is simply misplaced.
2. Begin by relaxing and trusting your intuition.
It may seem that time is your enemy, especially if you can’t find your car keys and are already running late. However, desperately and frantically looking for your keys could take longer than the time it takes to relax before beginning your search. Make yourself some tea, get out in nature, or just take some slow deep breaths to kick in the relaxation response.
Now that you are relaxed, your mind is clearer and your intuition is heightened. Ask yourself about the object. Is it in your immediate vicinity? Can you see yourself with it the last time you used it?
You may think I’m crazy, but there has been more than once that I’ve misplaced my wallet or a credit card and chose not report any credit cards as stolen. This is because I knew intuitively that the card was somewhere in my house. One time I didn’t retrieve my ATM card for over a week, probably because I didn’t even look for it, trusting and knowing it was somewhere safe in my home (which it was), and I’d find it when I needed it.
Your intuition might prompt you to report that card stolen, and if so, trust that and make that phone call.
3. Use your powerful intention and expect to retrieve your belonging.
Focusing clearly on what you want with a calm expectation that you will have it puts aside, and can even alleviate, any fears around losing an item.
In my youth, a friend and I were mugged. I put up a good fight (probably not the smartest move), as the mugger and I played tug-of-war with my purse. The strap broke, and he won. My friend went along with my crazy idea to retrieve my purse. I was determined, knowing I would find the purse, and was ok with the cash missing but wanted at least the other items. Looking in nearby allies, I soon found my purse, and yes, with the cash missing.
Recently, a friend had lost her wallet and assumed it was gone forever. I told her the above story, along with others. She lit up at the possibility. When I saw her the next week, she had found her wallet! However, hers also contained her cash. She said she decided she wanted to find all the contents of her wallet, including the cash. Where was her wallet? When going to pay for a meal at a restaurant she regularly goes to, the person behind the counter asked her if she had lost her wallet, recognizing her from her driver’s license. She handed her the wallet, with all cards and cash intact.
4. Be open to magic and miracles.
Your mind assists you by being logical and scientifically predictive (based on past experience) regarding how any future events will unfold. Rather than getting trapped into limited possibilities, you can be open to magic and miracles. Expect the unexpected!
Long ago, my mother, grandmother and I were visiting Vermont. After a nice dinner out, we returned to our hotel room, where my mother realized she had lost her $100 bill that she had stuffed in her boot for emergencies. She was certain that the money was gone forever. Using principle #3, I knew I could retrieve her money. I went alone in the rental car (not wanting my mom’s bad vibes with me – sorry mom, I was young…) back to the restaurant, absolutely certain and excited that I would find her money. I looked all around and under the table we ate at, the surrounding tables, and asked our waitress if she had seen it. I did not find the $100 bill.
I left the restaurant feeling confused, standing in the parking lot with my mind not understanding how it could be possible that I did not find her money. Just then, a man exited the restaurant and called to me, “Excuse me, is this what you’re looking for?” In his hand waved a $100 bill. He said, “You were looking in the wrong area!” I surprised him with a big hug, thanked him, and went home with deep joy and gratitude.
5. Trust in the goodness of others.
In the above stories in #3 and #4, the man at the restaurant and the woman behind the counter both did not have to return those items.
While the news may report primarily all the bad in the world, there is actually much more good happening every day than bad. Open your heart to the goodness of the human spirit.
Remember you can always reach out for assistance. Where would you return an object you found? The police department? The front desk of an establishment? Post it on Nextdoor.com? Lost and found is a common place in most businesses because more often than not, someone who finds an object will want it returned to its owner.
6. Take a break.
Nothing can better halt your success in finding a misplaced item than your stress, agitation, frustration and anxiety. Stress can make our minds cloudy and we can literally even be blind to seeing an object that’s right in front of us. Take a break, get your mind off looking for the object and relax.
While camping with a large group of people, a friend lost his car keys. He looked frantically everywhere he could think of. After about an hour of searching, everyone knew he was missing his keys, and a search party ensued as both adults and children hunted.
I suggested he stop searching and take a break, knowing his keys would be found. He was particularly stressed because if he didn’t find his keys, he would have to ask his wife to make the two and a half hour drive to bring the spares. He finally decided to go call his wife on a landline to forewarn her of the possibility, as there was no cell reception where we were camping. I realized that while he might have thought he was simply going to call his wife, he was actually taking the break I knew he needed. Once he returned to camp, he looked one more time, almost immediately finding his keys in a pocket of a pair of pants he had forgotten he wore the night before!
7. Call on Archangel Chamuel or St. Anthony
You always have allies in the unseen world. They stand by to assist you if you ask. Both Archangel Chamuel and St. Anthony have been used to find not just missing objects, but also missing loved ones and pets, reconciliation of relationships, restoration of health, and finding a new job.
Chamuel is the angel of love. He is particularly helpful in relationships, assisting to strengthen your heart and pure love connection with others, yourself, and your body. Because of this, Archangel Chamuel can assist you in finding lost objects, for you also have a relationship with that object.
Call on Archangel Chamuel to bring his heart-centered pink light to your situation. Ask him to assist you in releasing the ties of fear and loss you have around your missing object. As he helps you to come into your heart and calmly trust your situation, the light of unconditional love can then shine onto your object, allowing you to re-connect with it with grace and ease.
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost and stolen items. Saints are people who were deemed by the Catholic Church to have been extraordinarily holy and virtuous during their life and now reside in heaven. Saints often have stories of miracles they performed during their lifetime, and St. Anthony is no exception.
The particular reason St. Anthony is Patron of Lost Items can be traced to a time he was teaching at a Franciscan friary in Bologna, France. St. Anthony had a book of psalms, or “psalter”, that was both valuable as well as filled with important notes and comments he wrote in it to use in his teaching. A student who was growing tired of the religious life decided to leave the friary. When he did, he also stole St. Anthony’s psalter. St. Anthony prayed that it would be returned, and the student then had a change of heart, both returning the psalter as well as returning to a religious life at the friary.
You can create your own prayer to St. Anthony or find one that resonates with you. Here is one that speaks to my heart.
“St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (name your lost item) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.”
8. Re-trace your steps.
This is a common way to find what you’ve misplaced. Begin by relaxing, maybe sitting in a comfortable chair, and close your eyes. Remember not only the last time you saw the object, but also the steps you took afterward, like going into different rooms in your house, answering the phone, or making something to eat. Often an item is put in a different place than usual, has fallen behind something or is underneath another item.
by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
Many of my clients share their challenges, burdens and suffering with me, be it external or internal, from the experiences life throws at them, the internal chattering mind, physical pain, or overwhelming emotions.
Despite the situation, the question is often the same: “When will this end?!!” This might also lead to the question, “It will end right? Things will get better?”
While all our challenges are unique, the nature of them is completely different than in the past. We have an opening now, a new reality to step into. In this reality, anything that we do for ourselves, we do for the entire collective on the planet, not just now, but throughout all timelines, past, present and future. How amazing is that? Can you even wrap your mind around it?
Taking a traditional perspective on our pain, suffering and challenges works as well as it does. We think, “One day, when I’ve overcome or gotten rid of this problem, then I’ll be happy.” In this day and age, the problems of the world require solutions outside of our traditional thinking.
I know you want reassurance that it will get better, and soon. I know it not only can, but will. However, it is you and you alone that has the choice and power to have the experience that it will, and can, get better.
Yes, sure, if you’re reading this you’re looking for me to give you the answer. My answer is that YOU have the answer, the power, the strength, the courage, trust, love, breath, the soul and spirit, to have anything that you want. It is your destiny, like it or not!
Why wouldn’t you like it? Because your “get better” lies in the present moment of your experience. It’s not one day – some day, when my finances are handled, I have the perfect relationship, vibrant health, ideal weight, unending positive thoughts, everlasting joy, unbridled passion, cool spiritual experiences, superpower intuition, complete freedom to be, clarity of life purpose, or “add your own here.”
You were born to thrive, and born to grow, expand and learn from any experience you are having. Can you imagine a world crumbling around you, pain and suffering all around you, death, destruction, even fire and brimstone, and there you stand, in the center of it all, in peace, in trust, with an open heart and truly knowing all is well?
It’s time to let go of, or at least soften our grip, on the reins of what we think reality is supposed to be, feel and look like. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is the boss of you. YOU are the master of your reality. You hold the magic wand and elixir of everlasting life. It’s YOU!
How do you get to the space of remembering that? By absolutely being committed to remembering and living the truth of who you are. You are not your circumstances, your pain, or your suffering. They call you to remember, just as a nightmare screams at you to get your attention so it can share an important message.
If your circumstances don’t equate to your quality of life, what does?
It is your consciousness, your state of being, that determines the quality of your life. It’s each choice in action that is aligned with your soul’s calling. Oh, don’t worry, you know your soul’s calling. It calls you to love, enjoy, bless, and appreciate.
The other morning, I noticed I felt anxious upon waking. I did my simple practices, such as breathing in peace and breathing out blessings of peace for all. It took just a minute, and there I was, in peace at that moment.
Know that things really are intensifying. It’s not just you. Whatever is personally happening for you, you can choose to breathe and know that there is a rapidly increasing intensity of the shift happening. Fighting against it, waiting for the challenge to be over, will not speed up your personal process.
Changing the way you view yourself and your life is what is called for in this moment. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. It calls to you again and again to choose a new way of being that transforms any circumstance in your life. That way of being is one of connection, love, abundance, peace and joy.
In any moment, you can choose to say, “I am committed to this shift happening inside and around me. I choose to see myself and my life as a gift, as a game, as a opportunity to cultivate a new way of being.”
I know, I know, you might be thinking, “How could you possibly see your pain, frustration, financial challenges, illness, anxiety, loss, confusion, or upset in your relationships as a gift?”
There are some gifts that we want, and some gifts that we need. Anything that is occurring in this moment is a gift.
How can you access the gift in your situation? By ACCEPTING it.
Say, “Yes, thank you for this gift!” It doesn’t mean that you have to like it, or that you’re not disappointed, or that you wouldn’t prefer to have a gift you’ve been really wanting.
It does mean that you say, “I accept this gift. I know that this is what serves me most right now, as crazy as I think that may be. I trust that this gift is one that serves my absolute highest good and growth, and is more powerful than I could ever imagine.”
Once the gift is accepted, it can unfold its magic and miracles. It will call you to take actions that are for your highest good and well being, and the highest good of all people everywhere. The best gifts don’t always come in pretty packages.
It is your conscious choosing to see all of your experiences as a gift, with thankfulness and gratitude, with trust, that can have you stand at the center of absolute chaos and destruction and feel centered and peaceful.
It’s ok that you find yourself wanting things to be different, to be better. Please take heart that you have the power to do this right now, despite any circumstance.
Accepting that this moment is your greatest gift, without trying to get rid of, fix or change it, allows movement in your life. Change occurs most easily when we surrender to what is occurring right now, when we choose to believe that right now is exactly where we are supposed to, how we’re supposed to be, and are divinely destined to be. It allows us to breathe and lighten up!
May you be blessed with the joy, laughter, peace, relief and love that is accessible to you at any moment.
by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
We humans, with our big brains, sure do like to make things more complicated than they need to be. That’s ok, as long as you know you things can get complicated out of the desire to have an adventurous and interesting life!
Once you remember that you get to choose how complicated anything in your life is, you can then choose to simplify any situation. Simplicity brings with it a peacefulness, a satisfaction with your present moment, and a natural state of gratitude for all the “little things” life offers you to enjoy and appreciate right now.
This simplicity is important in our spiritual practices. We do need to choose to be awake and live our lives consciously as souls having a human experience. Without this conscious choice, most of us operate on automatic about 90% of the time, caught in a whirlwind of tasks that don’t bring us joy and unending mental chatter that pushes us to worry, doubt, stress and think we need to work harder.
Instead of making our spiritual practices yet another responsible task we should be doing, our challenge is to live in a space of remembering and embodying who we authentically are. Any practice that truly supports this is the practice for you! Admit it: you actually know who you are. Anytime you feel stress, anxiety, doubt, frustration, anger or fear, it is reminding you that you have forgotten your true nature. Not to worry, that’s the deal we made when we chose to play this game of forgetting our eternal divine nature and then remembering!
So, what’s this 3-step process to living a life that you love? It’s one I highly recommend trying, even if just one day a week.
1. WASH CYCLE
When it comes to washing clothes or dishes, we don’t try to “get rid of” the dirt. Within our own lives, we tend to think of things we need to get rid of, such as certain behaviors, thoughts or situations. When you wash your clothes, you simply put those dirty clothes in some water and detergent. Then you let the process occur naturally, as the water and soap clears away any dirt on the clothing. So, in our spiritual practice, we simply immerse ourselves in that cleanser and water.
Choose your detergent
When you wake in the morning, set your intention. Before you even get out of bed, ask yourself, “How would I like to feel today? What would I like to cultivate and embody?” These are high vibrational states of being that resonate with and exist in your true authentic nature. Declare that the intentions you make are in service to the highest and best good of yourself, the universe and all of humanity.
Here are some examples:
I intend I am abundant.
I intend I am vibrantly healthy.
I intend I am joy.
I intend I am grateful.
I intend all that I do is in the highest service to All.
I intend I trust myself.
I intend I am peace.
I intend I am more loving and compassionate than ever before.
I intend I am open to receive.
I intend I am divinely guided.
Add the detergent to the water
Now that you’ve stated your intention, preferably out loud, it’s time to add that to the water, to the space of your heart. By doing so, you infuse that intention with the pure essence of your divine nature.
Your job in this moment of the process is to cultivate that intention in your heart. It’s easier than you think, as natural as mixing cleanser in water. Because you ARE your intention, you can consciously BE that intention within your heart at any moment.
Still in your bed in the morning, begin with the breath. Your breath is the movement of the wash cycle. Take a few natural conscious breaths and place your hands on your heart. Breathe into your heart for a few breaths. Now state your intention. Breathe in that intention. Breathe in peace. Breathe in trust. Breathe in surrender.
You are unique, so how you get to that experience of embodying your intention might take some experimentation beyond the breath. For example, is there something in your space that sparks that intention, like the peacefulness of the quiet morning or the abundant possibility that a new day holds? Is there something physically in your room that you feel grateful for? Gratitude can bring you immediately to the space where all your intentions live. Is there a memory you have in which you were in the space of love, trust or vibrant well-being? Again, remember that this process is easier than you think. It can literally take just one minute.
Add Your Clothing
You’re in the space now of being your intention, so now any experience, thought or feeling
- any clothing - can easily be added to and cleansed in the wash. Now that you are living, breathing and being the intention you’ve set in this moment, in your bed, you are ready for your day with clean clothes on.
2. RINSE CYCLE
The rinse cycle is a such a magical cycle, really! You’ve infused yourself with your intention and breathing into your heart-space, and now you get to bask in the watery life-affirming flow-state of your heart, filled not just with your specific intention you’ve set, but all those yummy juicy states of being that you were born to experience. Living the life you love, loving yourself and bringing that love to all that arises!
Being in your heart creates a natural clearing and cleansing of the dirt and stains, without the forced need to scrub and stress about what you want to get rid of. All you need do is allow your heart-based intention to expand its light throughout your body. There’s nothing to do. Just imagine, breathe and trust this is so.
Your day contains lots of clothing that will be added to the wash again and again. Notice there is no dry cycle in this process. That’s because all there is for you to do is to put those clothes into the wash cycle. The Repeat part of the process is your most powerful spiritual practice.
Throughout the day, you’ll want to check in on any dirty laundry that might be piling up. If you’re new to this, you could even set an alarm on your phone to remind you, such as once an hour or a few times throughout the day. When that alarm goes off, it’s time to check in to see if there’s a new load of laundry to do.
What is my intention today and am I experiencing it now?
Cultivate Your Intention
Take some breaths and state your intention again. Remember, it’s just dirty laundry. The angst, problems, frustration or doubt is just a little dirty laundry that can be washed easily. Cultivate that intention in your heart just like you did in the morning, taking just a minute or so of your time. Then imagine your whole being is filled with the ever-expanding light of your heart. Remember that gratitude is one of the most powerful ingredients in your detergent.
Intentions begin in ways of being in the world, in the feminine. Once we are in a state of being our intention, we then are open to seeing any actions that express that intention. This is the masculine, the “doing” part of our intention, so that we can experience the manifestation of our desires. It’s the choosing what outfit to buy, wear and what event you’re going to wear it at. Trust your heart and your intention itself to guide you easily to the actions that express that intention. If you’re finding yourself uncertain or doubting your next action, ask yourself, “Is this action an expression of my highest authentic intention?” Then return to cultivating that intention in your heart.
Wash, rinse, repeat. Keep it simple, and miracles will unfold. Yep, that’s right, not only do you not need to dry your laundry, as the light of your heart will naturally do this, but you don’t need to fold it either!
Bonus Cycle for that Fresh Luxurious Feel
At the end of the day, when you’re relaxing and ready for bed, you might want to review the day and look for all the times your experienced the manifestation of your intention. It’s human nature to see the one stain left on that shirt after the wash. But hey, what about the sparkly clean shirt overall? Each time you wash, rinse and repeat, that shirt will get cleaner and cleaner. Your job is to notice and appreciate the clean clothes, not stress over the still-dirty ones. That’ll have you look forward to cleaning out your closet and even give your whole house a love-light wash and makeover!
by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
First of all, for those of you who haven’t read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Condo, it’s time for you to pick up the book! Marie offers conscious access to one of the primary aspects of the authenticity of who we divinely are. We are joy!
It’s easy to focus on what is wrong, including around your home. You might look around and think how you need to clean, clear your clutter and get more organized. It’s natural to want to get rid of the problem that is causing upset or pain. Change is often motivated by fear, and it’s true: fear is a big motivator. However, it’s also so draining, so tiring and stressful, to continually focus on what we need to change and fix in order to feel better.
Good news! There is a different way! This way is through the power of gratitude. It is the gateway to experiencing authentic joy.
In her book, Marie discusses how we can let go of items that don’t spark joy by acknowledging that at some point they did, thanking them, and releasing them for someone else to enjoy. I’m sure you have items in your home that you purchased yet never used, such as clothing or books. Why did you buy these? Consider that in that moment you were in a place of joy, even if just the possibility of joy in the future.
You might think, “Well, if I truly feel gratitude for an item and the joy it brought me even if it was long ago, won’t I just keep everything in my home?”
Absolutely not! We hold on to things with an attitude of lack. There are two reasons we keep items that don’t bring us joy in this moment. The first reason is that we hold on to the past, as if when we let an item go, we will surely lose or forget the love, joy, peacefulness, abundance or experiences that the item represents.
Personally, I am very attached to my books. If I kept all my books from over the past 25 years, I would have a room in which every wall was filled with books from top to bottom. In my most recent release of books that don’t currently bring me joy, I noticed that there were books that had been on my shelf for literally 25 years or more. I collect informative books, specifically on topics around holistic health, metaphysics, spirituality and consciousness studies. I noticed that my books are like symbols of who I am, of my interests, my experience, my passions and my knowledge. It was extremely challenging to let many of them go because I felt like I would lose a part of myself and forget all that they represented. I realized that my books are not me! Furthermore, I saw that my past has brought me to who I am now, and I can release the past, whether my memories or physical items, and know that all that matters is this present moment of my experience. My past has brought me to now, and anything I need is inside of me!
When gazing at a book that didn't naturally light me up in the moment, I noticed it would seem to shout, “You are not enough right now. You might forget all the experiences and knowledge from your past, so I will remind you. You might need this book in the future. Furthermore, look what you’re not practicing or doing right now!” I held the book, reflecting on when I got it and the experiences I was having at the time, and felt authentic gratitude for those experiences and the wisdom I received from the book. This allowed me to let go of the book with love and appreciation, opening to new ideas, new experiences, and new me.
The second reason we hold onto items that don’t bring us joy in this moment is because of our fears about the future. Like the past, fears of the future reflect feelings or thoughts around limitation, lack and scarcity. It could as simple as, “What if I’m having a bad hair day and don’t have anything to wear that will make me feel pretty?” (Notice that in that moment you are thinking your physical body is lacking beauty…) Fears about not measuring up might come, such as, “What if my friends thinks I’m poor, stupid or missing something by not having this item?” We might think we’re being logical and responsible by thinking, “What if I need that item again and can’t find it anywhere?” or, “What if I need that item in the future and don’t have the money to buy it?” Ooh, that last one is one the main fears of lack when it comes to material possessions, isn’t it? Furthermore, we have limited our openness to abundance by thinking that the items we need can only be attained through using our own money to purchase them.
Can you see how keeping items that don’t authentically inspire joy right now creates a feeling of lack and limitation? You could have a house full of items and yet feel you never have enough. How many times have you purchased an item only to find you already have it? One day I was clearing out my first aid shelf and found that we owned seven elastic (“Ace”) bandages. Two were unopened, and I remembered buying those because I was concerned that if my son sprained his ankle (yet again), we wouldn’t have any bandages. The shelf was so cluttered and unorganized that I couldn’t find the bandages that were there all along.
Keeping only what brings you joy actually creates more abundance. A great example of this is clothing. Have you ever felt like you have nothing to wear? You go through your cluttered closet and drawers, stuffed with clothing, and can’t find anything you want to wear that day. What if you truly only had items that had you feel good when you looked at and wore them? Imagine you could look in your closet and every item was something you love the idea of wearing!
Material possessions don’t really bring us joy. Instead, they inspire us to express the authentic unending stream of joy that resides in us. Keeping only what inspires joy is practicing a new way of being, a way of living an authentically magical and abundant life. As you gaze around your home, every item can be something that prompts you to express gratitude. Gratitude aligns you with joy and joy aligns you with authentic divine YOU. You don’t need to “force” yourself to express gratitude or joy. Committing to surround yourself with items that have you feel good and thankful is all it takes. It’s also important to be honest with yourself about your fears, whether holding on to the nostalgia of the past or concerns about you future.
A home infused with your gratitude and joy creates an opening for even more gratitude and joy. The question to ask yourself is, “If this doesn’t spark joy, why am I keeping it?” You don’t have to reflect on what you don’t like about the item. Instead, know that when you got the item it did bring you something, even if just the possibility of something, such as being prepared and calm in an emergency (those Ace Bandages), or a healthier lifestyle through those kitchen gadgets or workout equipment. Honoring that you picked and kept an item with the best of intentions will cultivate gratitude for that item and an ability to then let it go.
Let’s be honest: if there is one thing we can count on, it is change. Our possessions are a way to practice being open to change, to letting go of trying to feel safe and secure in an ever-changing reality. Instead, we practice moving toward gratitude and joy, independent of what we have or don’t have right now or in the future.
Your possessions are just one aspect of your life. They give you an opportunity to be honest with yourself about your fears and doubts. They also give you an opportunity to experience gratitude and tap into joy! They steer you in the direction of filling your life with joy and gratitude in all that you do, to ask yourself time and again with every aspect of your life, “If this doesn’t spark joy, why am I doing it?”
You are meant to have items in your home that remind you that inside you is all the abundance, joy and love you could ever desire. These items might be beautiful or useful. You can courageously clear out the things that you’ve kept that seem to protect you from the loss of letting go of the past or fears of scarcity in your future. Opening up your physical space opens you to the vast spaciousness of your own heart, of your authentic self.
No longer weighed down by material possessions that don’t activate your joy right now, you assert to the universe that you trust life to provide you with all you need. You declare that You Are Enough, You Have Enough, now and in the future. You can look around at what fills your home and let every item you use or gaze upon remind you to be truly grateful and enjoy your life right now.
by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and WayShower, guiding the way to living a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
Having a magical life isn’t just for those who cast spells, dress in gypsy garb, channel messages from beyond or seem to suddenly manifest their dream job, home or relationship.
In fact, you’re able to have a magical life simply because it is the nature of who you are. It’s all a matter of what you choose to believe and put your attention on. Magic arises from a state of consciousness where anything is possible.
The world of magic will come out to play when you are willing to play with it. You deserve all the fun and joy you can imagine you can have!
Life calls you all the time to play in the world of magic and miracles. Want to hear its call more loudly? Try some of these!
75 WAYS TO HAVE A MORE MAGICAL LIFE
1. Use your intention, like you’re a magician or high priestess using words of power.
“I call forth magic and miracles manifested for the highest good of all. So it is!”
(Make some cool hand movements while you do it.)
2. Sing or whistle back to the birds and imagine you’re having a conversation.
3. Watch the clouds and let them show you shapes and images.
5. Bless your food and water. Thank the Earth and Kingdoms for their nourishment and infuse your
food and water with the highest light.
6. Put crystals, flowers or essential oils in your bath water.
7. Pick up some angel or tarot cards and choose a card for the day each morning.
8. Upon waking, say, “Thank you for this day! May I be blessed with more love and joy than ever before!”
9. Take a walk and ask the universe a question. Notice the first 3 things you see that catch your
attention or seem out of place. There is your answer!
10. When someone upsets you, say to yourself, “Thank you wise teacher! May you be blessed.
Thank you for pointing me in the direction of things I need to love more within myself!”
11. Open your arms wide to the sun and imagine its light filling every cell of your being.
12. Ask the universe a question, write it down and put it under your pillow, knowing you will receive
the answer in a dream.
13. Stop what you’re doing, take some deep breaths and notice the beauty around you.
14. Call on your angels to fill your room and home with light, love and protection.
15. Meditate with the words, “I AM.”
16. Hug a tree.
17. Smile and say hello to the check-out clerk. Give them a compliment. Make eye contact.
18. Imagine that anything you need or want is right around you. Eyes open, bring your eyes to
that invisible spot that contains what you want and imagine a string connecting you with it.
19. Put on a song you love and dance, fully self-expressed, like if someone was watching you,
they’d think you’re crazy!
20. Talk to your car. Tell it how much you love and appreciate it. Find its sweet spot and rub it –
like on the dashboard above the steering wheel.
21. Give all your attention to someone you want more attention from. Be interested only in getting
to know and understand them more.
22. When paying bills, say, “Thank you! Thank you for showing me that I am filled with prosperity
by giving me a service and trusting I will pay for it afterward!”
23. Get a tattoo that reminds you of something you love and brings you joy each time you see it.
24. Assume you can see angels and fairies. Look for flashes of light at the edges of your vision.
25. Declare that everything in your life has brought you to this most magical and powerful moment
26. Buy yourself your favorite flowers.
27. Stand or walk barefoot on the earth.
28. Draw a mandala.
29. Catch snowflakes on your tongue.
30. Ask the “parking angels” to show you where your parking spot it is. Imagine yourself
parking your car in the perfect spot, and then just follow any inclination of what
direction to drive to get to it.
31. Make a wish on a shooting star.
32. Write yourself a love letter, expressing all the things you love and appreciate about yourself. Mail it!
33. Pay for the toll of the person behind you at a toll bridge.
34. Howl at the full moon.
35. Ask a question and then open any book to a random page and read what your eyes are first drawn to.
36. Get an intuitive reading, knowing that person is just reminding you and affirming what you
37. Give away any the clothes that don’t make you feel good and beautiful.
38. Wear fairy wings and grant people wishes.
39. When you have a sudden thought to do something, like make a call or take a walk, do it right now!
40. Be the first one to apologize after an argument.
41. Write down 10 things you are grateful for each morning.
42. Create an altar that brings you joy.
43. Imagine that someone you want to talk to, a deceased loved one or famous person,
is sitting across from you at the table. Ask them anything you want.
44. Infuse your money with love and imagine giving that love to the person you hand it to.
45. Take a class on something that looks fun and for no other reason.
46. Ask your body what would nourish it most when choosing what to eat.
47. Put a quartz crystal in water on a windowsill in sunlight for a few hours. Drink it.
48. Tidy Up: Keep only what brings you joy in your home.
49. Strip down and run into the ocean or jump into a lake.
50. Watch one of your favorite comedies.
51. Get an astrology reading.
52. Wonder if something you don’t believe in isn’t real because you don’t believe.
53. Write down something you’re ready to let go of and burn the paper.
54. Make a list of all the extraordinary experiences you’ve ever had.
55. Make a vision board and watch your dreams manifest.
56. Call up a friend just to say hello and find out what they’re up to and how they’re doing.
57. Play outside in a summer rainstorm.
58. Go for a drive with no specific destination in mind. Take exits that look interesting.
59. Plan your dream vacation.
60. Have a picnic.
61. Stop watching or reading mainstream media and news, even just for a week.
62. Sing along with abandon to your favorite song.
63. Imagine ahead of time how well a situation is going to go.
64. Watch a sunrise or sunset.
65. Blow bubbles!
66. Sage your house, blessing it with love and light.
67. Plant crystals into the earth.
68. Wear your favorite jewelry no matter the occasion.
69. Put some chimes outside, a sound you love.
70. Walk a labyrinth.
71. Cat videos!
72. Smell a flower while out on a walk.
73. Turn off the television, phone and computer, and have a conversation with a loved one with
74. Simply say, “Thank you!” when given a compliment.
75. Choose to believe in magic.
It's not just you, my beloved. The world is transforming and we're all in this together. You are a master and expert in your unique experiences and contribution to the world. Together we'll navigate through these challenging yet oh so juicy and magical times.