Journey to the Self;

                         Reclaiming Wholeness

I AM Harmony

Just as chosen musical notes create harmonics, so do your thoughts and feelings create either discord or harmony.  Choose to see the beauty in yourself and others creating beautiful harmony.

~Denna

I AM Joy

 

 

Joy is you at the deepest level.  You are the Joy you seek and are connected with the boundless Joy of the universe.

~Denna

I AM Love

 

 

Mastery of Life:  With an open heart, give out Love and, equally as important, allow it to come in.

~Denna

I AM Peace

 

Affirmation:  I AM Peace.  I let go of all worry.  I release all control.  I surrender to a higher power.  I know all is for the best.  I AM in the flow of life.  I AM Peace.

~Denna

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Gem of the Week: Breathe Deeply - It is God Loving You

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"Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With god as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony. "
 
I was about 12 years old when I not only first heard "Let There Be Peace on Earth," but also sang it in a grade-school choir.  I vividly recall the auditorium in which about 60 of us stood together like packed sardines upon the bleachers and most importantly, the feelings I experienced while singing this song. (I know we sang other songs, too, but I have no recollection whatsoever of any of them.) While singing the lyrics and listening to the melody, I felt an incredible sense of calmness and "magic."  "Wow, I am feeling pure peace. It is so magical," I silently claimed to myself.
 
I looked around at the other children and wondered if they were feeling the same thing as me.  The whole experience was surreal as if I was in a different place and time was standing still.  I remember sorely wanting to sing the song louder and louder above the other children simply because I was so excited about what I was feeling, and completely convinced that "peace began with me."  Now realize, I was probably the shiest child in the whole school.  The last thing I ever wanted was to bring attention to myself.  So wanting to sing louder than the other children was completely out of character.  "This song needs to be heard; really, really heard,"  I thought.  I knew deep from the bottom of my heart that I was singing truth - peace did begin with me.  And I most certainly wanted this magical, peaceful feeling to never go away.
 
Once back in the classroom, I sat at my desk watching Mrs. Elliot (my least favorite teacher, by the way) put math problems on the chalkboard wishing I could stay in these magical, peaceful feelings forever.  I thought, "If I could just sing this song all the time, these wonderful feelings would never go away."  Alas, over the years, I did quit singing the song.  In fact, I forgot the song altogether and peace seemingly left me for many reasons. 
 
As a 'mature' adult (whatever that means), I now frequently experience peaceful feelings and deep profound peace in many of my meditations or simply strolling through nature, just as I did in choir at age 12.  What does it mean to me today, "peace begins with me?"  I think it means the exact same thing as it did for me at age 12, and...  "it needs to be heard; really, really heard."To have "peace on earth" we must be at peace within ourselves.  Only then, will we have peace with others. Only then, will we have peace on earth.  Until we quit being at war within ourselves with negative beliefs and thoughts (ego) being the ammunition, we will never experience peace outside of ourselves.  If not enough of us are feeling peace within and outside of ourselves, how will we ever have peace on earth? And may I ask this a little louder: IF NOT ENOUGH OF US ARE FEELING PEACE WITHIN AND OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES, HOW WILL WE EVER HAVE PEACE ON EARTH?
 
Love is the way to peace and they are both as close to you as your very breath.  Since the word breath has no form, it has since ancient times been equated with spirit. The German word for breathing (Atmen) is derived from the ancient Indian (Sanskrit) word Atman, meaning the indwelling divine spirit of God.  Also the Greek word pneuma (from which English gets "pneumatic") means both breath and spirit.  God is love.  Your very breath (spirit) is God loving you - breathe deeply!   Take time to be still and silent, and - breathe deeply!  Periodically during the day stop and - breathe deeply!  Allow your breath, God's love, to permeate every cell of your body. Allow your breath, God's love, to wash away all negative beliefs or thoughts that generate war within yourself.  No thought is worth robbing your peace.  If you are thinking or feeling negatively about yourself, you are naturally doing so about others - it's a given.   If forgiveness is in order, then forgive; including yourself. 
 
Love and peace are as close as your very breath.  Breathe deeply...It is God loving you.  Peace does begin with me. I know it now as passionately as I did at 12 years old...
 
"Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With god as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony."
 
Copyright, Denna J. Shelton, 2018

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Twenty Gems for Your Best Year Ever!

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1.  Decide your own truth.  If the belief you are adhering to does not bring joy, peace, harmony & love, put it aside and choose another.

 

2.  Have a playful spirit; even in your daily responsibilities.  Not only will you feel better but so will those around you.

 

3.  Be at peace.  Surrender  to your higher power; take action as divinely guided, and know all is working towards the best.

 

4.  Let go of perfection.  Freely express without the fear of imperfection.  Perfection is the killer of joy.

 

5.  Forgive yourself and others which creates the flow of Love your heart so deeply desires.

 

6.  Be hopeful.  Visualize and feel the change you wish to experience.  Hold steadfast to this new vision.  Know that the change you desire is on its way.

 

7.  Strive for balance in mind, body and Spirit.  Think positive thoughts, move, nourish, and rest your body and find the spiritual practice that is right for you.

 

8.  Focus on harmonious feelings and let go of discord.  You are one with all there is; never separate or alone.

 

9.  Ask for divine protection when fear has overcome you.  Your angels are at your service at any moment's notice.

 

10.  Express your anger in loving ways that are not harmful to yourself and others.

 

11.  See humor in yourself and situations.  Laugh out loud several times daily; keeping a light heart.

 

12.  Embrace your sensuality.  Put aside all inhibitions.  You're a beautiful, sensual being!  Freely express all aspects of yourself in perfect balance.

 

13.  Have a grateful heart for what is and be open to receive the blessings God so desires to give you.

 

14.  Discard judgments of yourself and others. Spirit is not judging you; only encouraging your growth and expansion.

 

15.  Step out of the pressure cooker!  Do you best each day and know it is enough.

 

16.  Replace the "Yes but..." with "I will..."  The only limitation you have are the ones self-imposed.

 

17.  Practice self-acceptance.  Without self-acceptance there is no self-love.  Without self-love it is impossible to give and accept love from others.

 

18.  Be gentle with yourself.  When you are gentle and nurturing to yourself, then you have feelings of worthiness.  You are worthy!

 

19.  Quiet the mind chatter and connect with your heart-your true essence-your spirit.  This is the only way to stay centered in the truth as to who you truly are - a magnificent divine being.

 

20.  Embrace your authentic power.  You're a powerful being; a creator of your life with the Source of All There Is.

Happy New Year....Sparkle on!

 Copyright, Denna J. Shelton, 2017

 

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Gem of the Week: A Soul Felt Its Worth

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The Soul
Felt Its Worth 

"O holy night the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Savior's birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

'Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth."

"O Holy Night" is by far my and my deceased mother's favorite Christmas carol. The most heartfelt and well received Christmas gift I ever gave her was the year I sang and recorded this beautiful carol for her on a CD, signing off, "I love you, Mom." By mid-February my father told me if he heard it one more time, he'd go crazy. She heeded him no mind and played it at least once everyday way into the spring.
 
I love everything about the song, from the melody to the lyrics which proclaim Jesus' message of love, peace and hope. But one phrase, in particular, jumped out as I was making my mother's recording. I reread the lyrics several times to make sure I was understanding it correctly: "Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth."

Deep in my heart, I believe that was Jesus' main mission. That is, to awaken people to their divinity; the God within themselves. Did he not say, "The kingdom of God is within" and "You can do as much as me and even more." We are like Jesus. Our true nature is Godly.

My Christmas wish for you is one of pure Joy! Put aside your judgments of self and others in order to know your worth. You are a sparkling gem; a gift to the world! Yes, you!!

Merry Christmas!
Sparkle on!

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Gem of the Week: Hokey Pokey, Anyone?

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Hanging in my hallway, where I can read it often, is a sign with the words, What if the Hokey Pokey Really IS What It's All About?  I bought it a few years back thinking it would be a great reminder to lighten up, to not take myself, or life, too seriously.   I had become very aware that with life's ups and downs and unpredictability, the ultimate goal, the only one that makes sense, has to be to live in joy.

I've found that joy is not dependent on what happens or doesn't happen or what's considered good or bad or on anything that lies outside of me.  It is 100% dependent on my perspectives, thoughts, and judgments; especially  judgments. We clearly have the choice to choose joy.  Why would we choose not to have it? 

For many people, being unhappy protects them from pain.  Surprising, huh?  Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, states in her book, Daring Greatly, that after many years of studying what it means to be joyful, she'd argue that joy is probably the most difficult emotion to feel.  When she asked participants about the experiences that made them feel the most vulnerable, she did not expect the joyful moments.  One lady reported to Brown, "It's easier to live disappointed than it is to feel disappointed.  It feels more vulnerable to dip in and out of disappointment than to just set up camp there.  You sacrifice joy, but you suffer less pain."  Brown states that we are desperate for more joy, but at the same time we can't tolerate the vulnerability.   

The good news is gratitude, according to Brown, emerged from her data as the antidote to foreboding joy. "In fact, every participant who spoke about the ability to stay open to joy also talked about the importance of practicing gratitude. Her research participants consistently described both joyfulness and gratitude as spiritual practices bound to a belief in human connectedness and a power greater than us.  Participants described happiness as an emotion that's connected to circumstances, and they described joy as a spiritual way of engaging with the world that's connected to practicing gratitude."  

I believe our divine birthright is a glorious adventure of Joy.  Unfortunately, at a very young age we are taught to believe quite differently.  We are taught judgments and ideologies that are anything but joyful. We are also bombarded daily with news of gloom and doom portraying nothing remotely close to joy; only scarcity and fear.   And yes, it takes courage to be joyful!  It's really easy to be unhappy. But we clearly have the choice.  

We have the choice to believe or not believe the negative perspectives and thoughts that rob us of our joy. We have the choice to limit how much negative input we allow in our lives.  We have the choice to live life to its fullest which requires vulnerability and possibly being disappointed or to wear an armor of protection just going through the motions of life.  We have the choice to focus on scarcity or to practice gratitude.   

What if... The Hokey Pokey Really IS What It's All About?  What if... life doesn't have to be so serious?  What if... unadulterated joy is the goal?  What if you, being divine in nature, are joy?  I think so!

Sparkle on!

A joyful moment from my TwentyGems video series, "I AM Joy" (comes with or without joy affirmations)...

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What another has said re my eBook, "Soul's Journey to Self Love":
 "Denna J. Shelton has masterfully crafted a stunningly beautiful multi-media book. The author invites you to remember and to experience who and what you essentially are. The guided meditations are deeply relaxing and energetically transformative. You can journey through multidimensional realms, discover your spiritual origins, or experience states of altered consciousness that encourage you to live life through your Soul. A loving, encouraging, and supportive energy permeates this book. It calls you joyfully to your divine awakening."~Elaine Yoshikawa, Ph.D in Philosophy, www.thousandblossoms.com

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Gem of the Week: Our Greatest Gift

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"We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love.  We have not come here to take prisoners, but to surrender ever more deeply to freedom and joy."~Hafez
 
Why do we withhold love and joy from ourselves?  Why would we deny ourselves freedom to fully be authentic?  Is it fear of hurt or rejection?  Is it simply not feeling worthy?  Our ability to give and receive love is our greatest gift; our greatest joy.  Closing our hearts to others, leaves us feeling empty. 

Many people have difficulty giving and receiving love because of hurt and fear - me included from time to time.  Our loving heart, like our physical one, needs to be exercised.  It is a muscle based on trust.  This trust muscle needs to be used.  If not, it becomes weakened. We must take responsibility for this loving function of ourselves.

Love hidden or love rejected can turn us into walking robots.  We no longer experience the true joys of life.  The receiving of love inward and the flow outward is the ultimate human experience.  There is a lot of love around us, but often we do not realize it.  I've heard people that have become very ill state how that didn't realize there was so much love for them until they became sick.  Must we wait for illness or a catastrophic event in our lives to open to love?  We need to claim our hearts now as a precious commodity and work on giving and receiving love.

In stillness and quiet, consciously open your heart to the greatest love of all - that of the Divine.  Make it a practice.  Enveloping yourself often in this unconditional love builds trust to freely love others. You are a child of the Divine, worthy of such love and joy. Your heart is fashioned in God's image at the center of your being.  Its ability to give and receive love is crucial to your soul.  Do not deny yourself another moment. You came from love, you are love, and you will return to love.

Sparkle on!
 
A free video clip with loving affirmations  from "I AM Love" TwentyGems' series.  Take a few deep breaths and en-joy...

 
To learn more about my eBook:  "Soul's Journey to Self Love" www.dennashelton.com/TwentyGems.htm

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"Denna J. Shelton has masterfully crafted a stunningly beautiful multi-media book. The author invites you to remember and to experience who and what you essentially are. The guided meditations are deeply relaxing and energetically transformative. You can journey through multidimensional realms, discover your spiritual origins, 
or experience states of altered consciousness that encourage you to live life through your Soul. A loving, encouraging, and supportive energy permeates this book. It calls you joyfully to your divine awakening."~Elaine Yoshikawa, Ph.D in Philosophy, www.thousandblossoms.com
 
To learn more about my services visit, www.dennashelton.com.

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Gem of the Week: First Things First

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Do we have it all backwards? Could it be everything we've been taught as young children is simply out of order? When did we accept that stress, depression, and anxiety are natural and joy and peace are happenstance?  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the U.S. Those suffering from anxiety often have depression, as well.

The world tells us at a very young age that in order to be secure and safe we must acquire status, self-importance, and things-lots of things! We are always on the lookout and alert for the next best thing. We compare, compete and project into the future thinking it's what we need to be happier.

What if we reversed it and joy and peace are our natural state and stress, depression and anxiety are happenstance? Humanly impossible, you say? Possibly, but not godly impossible and your true nature is godly! Fully realizing our true essence as divine in nature first opens us to a love so great that striving for external gratification and validation lessens. We know where our security and safety truly lies and it is not in self-importance and things. We trust the partnership between ourselves and the One that created everything by forcing less and flowing more. We live from the inside outwardly.

So how do you accomplish the impossible? First things first! Jesus said, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you."  In silence, without words, seek the Kingdom! It is experiential, not cognitive, or action oriented. The Kingdom (joy and peace) is within you. It is you! Find a meditation practice that works for you.  I have several to choose from; my favorite is focusing on the breath with relaxing music.

Your true nature IS joy and peace not depression and anxiety. Trust the life force (love), your very breath, which lies within and without. Surrender into its grace for your well-being and that of the world's. Become aware of the richness in everyday life moments. First things first!


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Gem of the Week: At the End of the Day

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Everyone who knew Bonny thought she was an "earthly angel."  She loved people and she loved life.  Very little could get her down, including her 3-1/2 year bout with a rare leukemia which ended her life on July 4th - so apropos given her military background and love of country.  We were very close friends for 22 years and I would not have traded our relationship for anything.  Her death is my first encounter with a loss of a close, dear friend. 

I got word that Bonny was dying and there was no time for me to physically get to her on time to say our good-byes in person (we lived four hours apart), so we did so over the phone.  I will always remember her voice when she said, "Denna, I love you."  We had told each other this many times over the years, but I'd never felt it like this.  The purity of it pierced my heart and my whole body became engulfed in a peaceful, beautiful cocoon as tears streamed down my face.  I will never forget that moment.

Throughout Bonny's struggle and severe suffering with leukemia, I wondrously watched her love for everything and everyone grow even stronger.   She wanted everyone to know that at the end of the day, "love is all that matters."  Drama, petty concerns, disagreements and all matters of the ego are a complete waste of precious time with our short time on earth.  Look past it all and see only love, because at the end of the day, love is all that matters, and love is in everything and everyone!

Bonny loved my "Gem of the Week" (Even if she didn't, she'd never say so.) and often encouraged me to continue writing.  I'd like to dedicate this Gem to her by sharing the words to a beautiful song from her funeral:

GIVE ME AWAY by Rita Sago

When I die...give what's left of me, the essence of me away

To those who need strength and peace and joy

And if you need to cry, cry for your brother walking the street beside you

And when you need me, put your arms around anyone

And give them what you need to give me.

You can love me most by letting hands touch hands and hearts touch hearts

and by letting go of those that need to be free

I want to leave you with something

Something better than words or sounds

Let me live on in your heart and your eyes

Look for me in the people I have known and loved and remember

Feel my presence when you reach out to my husband and son and remember

Love doesn't die.  People do.

So when all that's left of me is love....give me away. 


Sparkle on!

 

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"Denna J. Shelton has masterfully crafted a stunningly beautiful multi-media book. The author invites you to remember and to experience who and what you essentially are. The guided meditations are deeply relaxing and energetically transformative. You can journey through multidimensional realms, discover your spiritual origins, 

or experience states of altered consciousness that encourage you to live life through your Soul. A loving, encouraging, and supportive energy permeates this book. It calls you joyfully to your divine awakening."~Elaine Yoshikawa, Ph.D in Philosophy, www.thousandblossoms.com
 

To learn more about my services visit, www.dennashelton.com.

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Gem of the Week: Let Your Soul Shine!

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Happy Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year and the first day of summer!  Due to the extended daylight on June 21st, it is one of my favorite days of the year.  Yes, I'm a sun worshiper.  I literally equate sun to joy.  Now, I appreciate a rainy day, as well.  In my mind, it allows me  curl up on the couch with a good book.  But sun, lots of sun, is what energizes and inspires my creativity, evoking my joy.

Solstice comes from the Latin "solstitium." This breaks down even further to "sol" meaning "sun" and "stit" meaning "stopped."  Essentially, the solstice marks the point where the sun "stops" at its highest point in the sky before moving back in the opposite direction.  As a new friend of mine stated in a recent article on the summer solstice, "It is a very good thing to stand still before changing directions."

In stillness we find truth and unfathomable love.  In stillness we are guided to our next best step.  In stillness we are removed from the drama of our circumstances and connect with our true essence.  In stillness we not only find peace and joy we ARE peace and joy!  I often think of this verse from the Bible, "Be still and know I AM God." Psalms 46:10.

May today and everyday you be still long enough to reconnect with your true essence and the fruits of the Spirit - truth, joy, peace, and love -  hearing the gentle voice within guiding your path and allowing your soul to shine.  And by all means, enJOY the extra sun today!

Sparkle on!

 

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or experience states of altered consciousness that encourage you to live life through your Soul. A loving, encouraging, and supportive energy permeates this book. It calls you joyfully to your divine awakening."~Elaine Yoshikawa, Ph.D in Philosophy, www.thousandblossoms.com



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Gem of the Week: Less is More

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A few weeks back, these beautiful horses appeared in our front yard.  They'd broken free from their fencing and were grazing and frolicking about against an intensely green backdrop on a spring day.  As I watched them from my front porch hoping they would never leave, I thought of the richness and simplicity of their existence.  Just as what these horses represented to me, our divine essence provides the freedom to fully experience the richness of life in all its simplicity.  

We are taught at a very young age that our value lies in the accumulation of things - lots of things.  Without these, we do not measure up.  This idea, the driving force in our lives, is the root of the many mental and emotional disorders so prevalent today.  Yet, we accumulate more things while simultaneously take our anxiety medications to deal with it all.

TV commercials constantly stimulate the idea of accumulating more to be happy.  Their messages promote lack consciousness and that happiness lies in acquiring their product.  Many listen to commercials mindlessly and are living on autopilot with consumption being the destination!  I often laugh at our local recycling center as we rush in to get rid of stuff and rush out to acquire more stuff.

Solely identifying as a physical being denies our divine nature.  It is no wonder, then, that purely striving for possessions and prestige becomes the main objective of the human experience!  Yet, in the stillness of and surrender to the Divine lies our true essence and value.  This gives us more than we could possibly obtain in our ego driven attempts to prove our worth.  Ultimately, peace, joy, harmony, love, and freedom are what our souls truly want.

In stillness and surrender a wellspring of love nourishes and gently guides us in oneness with the Divine.  We can trust its tender voice from within and flow peacefully with the circumstances of our lives.  With ego leading the way life is an altogether different experience.  External evidence of our value is of upmost importance and we are enslaved to other's judgements and opinions.  No longer are we free, but prisoners in a life of struggle.

The true essence of you is a hundred times better for everyone than your status and self-importance through acquisitions.  These are masks that hide your pure radiance which naturally exudes love.  Cultivating the divine allows you to see the sacredness in everyone and everything.  You are then in a state of grace and the doing flows from this state.  The heart escapes the rat race and peacefully lives moment by moment in awe and appreciation. 

Sparkle on!

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Gem of the Week: Spring Cleanup

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Yesterday was the perfect spring day where I live in Western North Carolina!  The smell of freshly cut grass, the sight of blue, expansive skies above the mountain tops, and cool breezes accompanied by the warmth of the sun against my face provided the ideal conditions for spring cleanup on our five-acre property.  I was excited because I knew the wildflowers below the winter debris were waiting to emerge in all their magnificence.

As I gently raked the layers of dead leaves and limbs where the trillium (as seen in the photo above) showcase their magnificence each spring, I was taken by their loveliness.  I also felt proud and purposeful in providing them their freedom to stand in all their glory.

Later that evening I began reflecting on my spring cleanup.  It dawned on me that many of our false beliefs and negative thoughts cause layers of debris to cover our own true magnificence similar to the trillium's.  The darkness of our negativity allows very little room for Light  and Love to permeate our hearts. We lose sight of who we truly are as a beautiful creation of the Creator of All.

It's springtime - time for new beginnings!  Allow the Light and Love of your Creator to permeate your heart, cleaning false beliefs and negative thoughts to produce feelings of Joy, Love and Peace; a new state of Being! Give yourself the freedom to emerge anew, standing in all your glory!

Have a wonderful week!


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