Saturday, December 31, 2011

Usui Reiki Level II

Reiki Level II
Sunday, February 5
10-5 pm
Reiki II boosts your healing ability and increases the Reiki power that is channelled through you. It also increases and opens up your intuitive abilities. It works primarily on the emotional and mental levels where Reiki Level I heals the physical body. Training at this level focuses on the Japanese healing symbols and on distance healing with Reiki (permission must always be obtained prior to sending) Specific techniques of absentee healing, personal transformation (clearing unwanted habits, empowering personal goals and manifesting), the healing powers of crystals as well as practise time for performing Distance Healing are all topics to be covered fully throughout this course. Class is limited to 6 people in order to ensure plenty of one on one attention and practice time. At the end of the course, participants will receive their Usui Reiki Level II certificate.

This course is to be held at The Clarity Centre in Oakville
All materials, lunch and snacks provided.
Stacey MacDonald is a Reiki Master/Teacher in Oakville

Friday, December 30, 2011

Usui Reiki Level I


Usui Reiki Level I          

Reiki Level  I
At this level, Reiki initiates will learn the following;
·         be attuned to powerful and sacred First Degree activating initiations.
·         The Five principles of Reiki
·         The Three Pillars of Reiki
·         the history of Dr. Usui's Reiki healing
·         gain a thorough knowledge of the Chakra system
·         understand how energy moves through the body
·         how to release blockages and instill healing Reiki energy
·         Reiki Ethics
·         how to do a self-healing through Self Reiki
·         become proficient in healing others in a Reiki treatment

Class is limited to 4 people in order to ensure plenty of one on one attention and practice time. Participants will receive their Usui Reiki Level I certificate. 
Course timeframe 7 hrs
Usui Reiki Level I manual, lunch and snacks provided.

Stacey MacDonald is a Reiki Master/Teacher in Oakville
All materials, lunch and snacks provided.

*A little more about Reiki - (pronounced Ray-key) is a natural energy technique that unlocks inner flow of vital energy to restore an inner balance.  After completing your Level I training you are able to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve health and enhance the quality of your life.  Reiki treats the whole person including their mind, body, emotions and spirit as well as assuring a sense of peace, security and well-being.  Specifically, this healing energy can assist with reducing pain, reducing stress, enhancing self esteem and self confidence, clearing your mind, shortening healing time and restoring energy and balance.

  For more information on all levels of my Reiki training please click here 

Reiki Share

Wednesday, Jan. 18
6:30-8:30 pm
(third Wednesday each month)  

Reiki share 

Come and be a part of our Reiki Share evening! Reiki practitioners of all levels and types of Reiki are welcome.  Each may bring with them an area where they would like the group to focus healing energy towards (an area of the world, a personal healing, healing for their client(s)/family members) We will open with a meditation to join our healing energy and allow these areas of focus to be shared during this time.  We will continue the evening sharing Reiki treatments and Reiki information - We look forward to seeing you!

Cost by donation (suggested amount $20)

Candlemaking workshop

Saturday, Jan. 14

 10am - 12:30pm

Candlemaking workshop

  This fun and interactive workshop will teach you how to craft your own hand poured Lantern - a “forever candle”  (please see our website at Stacey M Candles for more information on Lanterns). You will take home your very own handcrafted Candle Lantern to enjoy  - or give away as a beautiful and 'one-of-a-kind'  gift for someone special!  
This workshop will be held at The Clarity Centre, Oakville
All materials included.  $110

Angel Light Workshop - Connecting, working & Healing with the Angels


Tuesday, Jan. 10
Connecting, working & Healing with the Angels
As participants begin working with their Angel Guidebooks, they will learn the names of the Archangels and their traits, symbols and many of the beneficial ways in which they communicate and assist you every day.  Gaining an understanding of how to relate to your own signs and symbols from your Angel Team, the 4 major ways in which they communicate with you and an understanding of where your own personal strengths lie when communicating with your Angel Team. Also included in the Guidebook are ways to cleanse and open your own energy to better be able to connect with your Angel Team going forward.

To close the evening, working closely with Archangel Raphael (the Healing Archangel) we will all join in an Angel Therapy Healing Circle to clear, cleanse and set healing intentions towards any situation, issue or health problem you would like to extend healing energy towards.
Archangel Guidebooks included

*This class can be taken on its own or be considered as Part 1 of 3 in the  Angel Light certificate course.

Stacey MacDonald is a Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner in Ontario

Divine Guidance from our Angels

Each stone on our Path may only be taken one step at a time however if followed in Faith and Belief of Divine Guidance, the actual journey far supasses in expectation and satisfaction, the destination.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's nearly 2012 :) ANSWER THE DOOR!!

How many times have you heard that call through the house "ANSWER THE DOOR!!!"
The doorbell is ringing, has rung, there is a persistent knock at the door and (as you are geographically farthest from the door) you wait patiently (somewhat) to hear footsteps from said roommate/husband/wife/kids as someone else goes to answer the door.....nothing.  and so you 'direct' them "ANSWER THE DOOR"!!
wow.  SO MANY analogies here as our Angels are directing us at this moment of the upcoming New Year - this brilliant beginning to 2012!
Here's the thing...
the DOOR has always been there and periodically we all have heard someone on the other side knocking and knocking (sometimes fist banging!) for us to open the door. Take the first step. OPEN THE DOOR A CRACK AND JUST SEE.......get an idea for what is possible.
I had a dream a long time ago where I was standing on my front lawn and there was an enormous stone wall with a door in the middle.  I approached the wall and the door all the while looking at the magnitude of the virtual fortress that had appeared before me. I levelled my gaze and stood staring at the door - it was calling to me to open it ..... I looked down and noticed the key was already in the door, the key had already been turned and light was pouring around the keyhole....I was nearly there!  I put my hand on the doorknob and turned it expectantly and as I did so.......the key fell out of the lock into my hand and the ENTIRE stone wall started to crumble and let go and as I looked up I saw the wall caving in ..... what did I do????  Well, I panicked and fumbling and fumbling around I managed to get the key the right side up and stick it BACK IN THE LOCK and the wall?...... 'righted itself'. Each stone back in place, higher and stronger than ever. The light around the keyhole was gone. The door firmly shut. And I??......BREATHED A SIGH OF RELIEF.  I was safely back in my front yard staring at a stone wall that, while it called to me now and then, I would never know what was on the other side.  Maybe something better. Probably something better. However, it would take a bit of an 'upset' to get there. I was just not willing to do that.
That was my dream years and years ago as I was growing up. I have never forgotten it because even though I was very young - it left me with the feeling of 'I blew it'. I messed up. I had a real opportunity there within my grasp however ..... phew! I was able to turn my back on it and now find myself back where I started - 'safe in my rut'???  (wow. brutal)
Never mind, the cool thing is - this dream got me ready, REALLY READY for 'the door' to knock in my 'real life', my waking life.  
NOW - When my door knocks, I answer it!
If my whole family/friends/work associates all hear the same knock and all get to the door at the same time?.....BEAUTIFUL!! synchronicity in action!! all the better!
Sometimes, learning the lesson of 'not answering' is a timely and appropriate one. If you have not answered the door in the past and you KNOW in your heart that you were meant to...and still did not.....THAT'S OK!
Your Angels put that lesson there for you so you could assess HOW that made you FEEL and as you tuck that experience in your portfolio, you will be able to apply those feelings to your reaction when there is ANOTHER KNOCK AT THE DOOR.
Because there will be.
another knock at the door.
and when you hear it?
you will be READY TO ANSWER.
Welcome 2012 knocking at your door - you are ready.
Shining from my door to yours :)

Stacey MacDonald is a Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner in Oakville, Ontario

Sunday, December 25, 2011


you got it. set those boundaries. DRAW THAT LINE IN THE SAND. there it is. done.
didn't hurt you to do it. and GUESS WHAT??!! (much to your chagrine...!!)  didn't hurt ANYONE ELSE for you to do it either.
I know, I had drummed up ALL these scenarios in your head about "why you couldn't NOT do this" or about "why you just HAD TO do that" because IF YOU DIDN'T.......blahblahblah....bottom line is you felt if you didn't hold up your end (AGAIN!) then 'the world would stop'.
maybe that's what you felt. maybe that's what has been IMPLIED in your direction for numerous years. maybe that is what you felt, or WHAT WAS UNDERSTOOD, by all!! (including your Self) for years.
and...maybe that is what you have FLAT OUT been told.
fair enough.
got it.
(maybe that is what you have told YOUR SELF) 
either way and
TODAY we are drawing a line in the sand.
see in the picture....?
see how EVEN AFTER we have drawn a line in the sand there is STILL a balance of extra sand on each side??
it's ok.
STILL have your limits
and STILL give EQUALLY to your SELF and to others
 STILL have the line.
DRAW THE LINE and keep to it.
it's all good
but this time
on YOUR side of the line....

shining at you from my side of the line today....
and wishing and sending you ALL KINDS of Angel Blessings!!
Shine on!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Take your minute!!

Yup. if you've got a minute - take a minute. Don't have a minute?  Take one anyway. (Guess what? EVERYBODY has a minute.  You are just kidding your Self if you are telling yourself otherwise)

  • OM on the subway. why not? 
  • eyes closed at the office - deep breath in - deeper breath out.....hold.......shoulders coming down......what's that?  your client is asking you what exactly you are doing?  haha!! keep are 'TAKING YOUR MINUTE'!!!
  • hot tea steaming up your glasses as you rest your favourite mug at your chin, both hands warming on the sides and drift off to your favourite retreat in your minds eye...............
  • hands resting on the keyboard, your eyes glaze over and your gaze falls down and you 'fuzz over' mentally allowing your Self to rest from the 'busybusy'.....for your minute.....
  • pulling into the parking spot at the mall, you shut off the car and leaning your head back you allow your hands to rest in your lap, closing your eyes, smiling a little to your Self, you 'give your Self the nod' to take your minute.....
That minute is precious - don't also make it 'rare'.  Visit that minute OFTEN and enJOY.
Shine into your minute
and afterwards, SHINE INTO someone else's minute.
Thank you for letting my SHINE into yours.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Establish 'your FLOW'!!

Flow. Establish your flow. Go with your flow once you have established your flow. Stay in the flow. Feel the power of acting from within the flow. Feel the ease of movement and enJOY the ride - your ride with Flow.

No idea what I am talking about? Well, that could be because you have not received your Angel call yet to 'Establish your flow".  and that's will.   Or maybe yoU have gotten the call, and ignored it.  that's ok too....they will call again. 
 or MAYBE, you know EXACTLY what I am talking about!
 You have already felt the joyous ease of establishing and maintaining your flow, have also shown others the grandeur of such state and then ...... jumped OUT of the flow and are now left standing on the sidewalk asking 'why?".
WHY did I do that? 
Well, sometimes there is a brighter penny shining at you in the moment and that can falsely lure you out of your flow.  (This can happen time and again through your journey if you don't recognize this pattern and call a halt to it :)  ignore the penny and STAY IN THE FLOW!)

The fact of the matter is, life is beautiful with an ease of movement one never thought possible - ONCE YOU FIND 'YOUR FLOW'.
so once you find it, stick with it ...... and enJOY!!!!
Shine into your FLOW! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

QUIET contemplation

very interesting this being still. Still in the body. Still in the mind.  The whole world still working away at peak capacity all around you and you sit - being still. Honouring your Self by doing so. Taking time to tip your hat to your Spiritual Self and your Divine Source. Feel the connection and warm to it.
Taking time to allow your emotional Self to fully enJOY being in your state of NOW.....and resting. so loose this feeling of letting go - such a relief.
Taking time to feel your physical Self release muscle by muscle, joint by joint, cell by cell coming into a state of 'physical liquidity'.....rejuvenate and renew in this way....taking time and honouring the quiet.
Breathe in the quiet.
Quietly contemplate your state of NOW.
Shining quietly :) .... I SHINE back to you

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Once upon a time there were two men who lived in the forest. Each of their houses backed onto the forest in different directions and both men wanted that land cleared for farming. They decided to have a contest. They set down that each would take the entire day to chop down as many trees as they could and whoever finished first, would be declared the winner.  And so they began.
The first tree took quite some effort to cut down - for each of the men. Much energy was expended, such great effort!  however finally the first tree for each, was down.
The first man thought "Wow, I did not see this as being such a tremendous task  - I am going to have to work MUCH HARDER than I originally thought, skip lunch and push through to the end some way some how I'll just have to put my nose to the grindstone and NOT LOOK UP until the work is done"  He looked over at the second man and saw that he also was mopping his brow as he was going round the back of his cabin towards the door.
The first man thought "Ha! He is tired already! and needs a break - I will certainly be the victor!" and with that he put his head down, grunting and straining and swinging his axe with all his might felling tree after tree, steadily working his way forward, Yes! he congratulated himself, he was DEFINITELY making some great headway and kept working into the evening.
By dusk, he decided to finish for the day and as he looked with pride - he was a little more than halfway done!  Such hard work had he kept himself on task - he could greatly admire his own diligence! Sweating, exhausted and weak from effort and hunger (as he had had to work through his meals) he slowly walked round the front of his cabin and INCREDULOUSLY looked over at his neighbours land!!!  COMPLETELY CLEARED!  EVERY tree had been cleared, chopped into firewood and neatly stacked against the barn!!
Dragging his beaten, bruised and battered body over to his neighbours, eyes wide he peered in the window to see him sitting in front of a roaring fire enjoying a nice cup of cocoa and singing along to the radio......
he knocked at the door - words stuttering, eyes unbelieving and asked "HOW?....HOW??!! did you manage??"
The second man replied simply "When we first began and found the first tree SO  difficult to make headway on - I took quite some time at my back shed to sharpen my axe, after that.....the rest of the tasks took no time at all"

So, take some time today - take a look at your axe and decide if it needs sharpening.....dollars to donuts says it does....
SHARPEN YOUR AXE everyone so you can enjoy YOUR time by the fire!! 
Shine it up while you are at it!! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I found this prayer blowing down the street today.....

...yes, really - I saw a piece of paper blowing down the sidewalk and I hurried a little to catch it and do my bit to clean up our community. I wasn't near a trash can at the time so I shoved it in the pocket of my big coat. A little while later, I saw a trash can and pulled it out of my pocket, noticed it had some writing on the other side and turned it over....this is what I found....

We thank you for the gift of laughter.
We thank you for the gift of your Spirit
giving us energy to go out and share with others.
 Make our laughter bring healing and joy to us and those we touch.
May we respect and honour your presence in everyone we meet this day.

Thank you Angels for this and so many messages you bring to me and to others ALL the time. So grateful. So good.  Shine on everyone.   :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Have you "turned down" your 'beautiful'?

Well have you?    why?  No big deal but ....
WHY   have you?
I get it. Life is busy and sometimes TIME does not ALLOW YOU to look your best. fine.

Walk with me for a moment. You are going out with the girls, you are excited, you feed the kids early, mark the clock for the babysitter and run up to the shower to 'do your hair and makeup', put on THE outfit, and you are READY. :) One last check in the mirror and you FEEL how you look. You feel special. and you LOOK special. but what matters most for you as your eyes twinkle back at FEEL special. No one needs to tell you this - SELF is telling you this and in your Soul right down to your KNOW this. so good.

You are going to an important meeting. VERY important meeting and have had the prerequisite haircut, trimmed what needed trimming, brushed the teeth / flossed / mouthwashed / aftershave / cologne / perfume / heels / earrings (what have you - this scenario is gender neutral!! haaha!) regardless, you are READY for the boardroom. good. you take one last look in the mirror and that confirms it - you definitely LOOK  how you FEEL.  
and you FEEL - Powerful.

 (were you waiting for this 'but' ? cuz I was!! )  we can't do this EVERY DAY!  We can't DIAL UP our beautiful, our gorgeous, our powerful, our dazzle EVERY DAY.   We don't have TIME. 
(did you hear how 'lame' that sounded?  cuz I did!!)  haha!
of COURSE we can look our best EVERY DAY. yes. our BEST. and we LOOK our best because we FEEL it. inside. where it counts. we FEEL it and we SHOW IT, we SHINE IT out to others and then THEY FEEL it. (does it get better than this?)

Somedays, feeling your best looks like yoga pants, hair tied back and a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face.
Somedays, feeling your best looks like 'fighting the good fight' on behalf of another who can't go it alone.....(*quick tip - wear your armour and be RESILIENT.)
Somedays, feeling your best looks like posh clothes and full on makeup/cologne - GOT IT!
Somedays, feeling your best means a crisp white STARCHED shirt, dress khakis and your favourite tie
Somedays, feeling your best is your tried and true denims with a cozy long sleeve polo, hot cappuccino and the Saturday paper
Somedays, feeling your best means comfortable clothes and a dash of lipstick (red! why not?!)  over coffee with a good friend.

The common denominator here is YOU HAVE TAKEN SOME TIME for your feel special, powerful, dazzling, comfortable, secure and SPECTACULAR.

it's quite simple. you. your SELF deserves that 'time spent'. make SURE you are spending that TIME on your SELF in whatever way makes YOU feel SPECIAL and POWERFUL.

because you are. and I said so.
I am Shining out to you today - be sure to take your own time ..... and SHINE up your Beautiful.  :)

Sometimes things get really 'too much'!

Too much of people, too much of situations, too much of emailing, too much of the phone ringing and requesting your presence or another 'favour', too much of boardroom meetings, too much traffic, too much of too much......
you are full. to the brim. and wherever you look in whatever direction you look in there is more, more, MORE to be done, to do, to see, to speak with, to cross off the list......!!!!!

Look up. Don't look around! Wildly turning in circles looking for the break, the way out!   LOOK UP!
Up is where 'the break' more dark obstacles standing in your way forward.  Face turned up to the Light shining in through the trees - all of a sudden.....! Yes!! your mind is clear, the brow unfurrows, the lips separate a small bit and start to .... smile? yes :) a small one is DEFINITELY forming!! Gaze intently to the Light as you continue to feel the stressors and to-do's and demands of the day slide off of your physical, emotional and spiritual Self.....keep looking - stay focused....and as you do so....a wonderful thing happens......NOW the Light is STILL above you but ALSO WITHIN you. You have RECEIVED it. By looking up, by stopping the 'whirling' and looking up.  nice.

Your own Light within you NOW knows the way clearly and surely through the forest. Your Self is now strongly guided forward and suddenly ....KNOWS the path!  and it is not without its obstacles to be sure but with this strength, compassion and confidence in your connection with Source...they are EASIER to step over. 
Today -  look up!  and restore your Light! :)
and then Shine it into your Path!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Balancing your Chakras? Try Yoga!!!

Yes it's true! As well as being a calming influence on your mind (always leaving me in a near euphoric state of mind after a beautiful and cleansing yoga session!) AND a great workout for your physical body!  (wait, there's more!) AND ---  also it is a WONDERFUL way to keep and maintain your own balanced chakras between Reiki sessions.  If you go to Yoga classes then you already know what I am talking about but if you are 'green' to this whole experience then it is worth checking it out - see us for Yoga (and Reiki!!) at the The Clarity Centre in Oakville. 

Specifically for each of the Chakras, focus on these positions...
Root Chakra              - Mountain, Tree and Corpse pose
Sacral Chakra            - Sun Salutation (my favourite!)
Solar Plexus Chakra  - Warrior I, Warrior II and Boat pose
Heart Chakra             - Bridge, Cobra and Child's pose
Throat Chakra           - Jhalandara bandha (chin drop)
Third Eye Chakra      - visualization through meditation
Crown Chakra           - modified headstand

Any of these poses either as part of your Yoga daily session or separately on their own will assist you maintaining these particular Chakras (or all of them!) and when your own Chakras are balanced.....YOU are balanced and your own energy within your physical, emotional and spiritual body is able to replenish, rejuvenate and renew its own power that leaves YOU - ALL OF YOU! -  feeling and being YOUR BEST.
So SHINE into your Yoga today!! :)
Stacey MacDonald is a Reiki Master / Teacher in Oakville

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Divine Magic in the air!

When I first saw this picture I saw it as 'letting go'.  Those are the words that popped into my head - Letting go. The gift of Letting Go.  The story that came soon after was describing how we each had our unique and individual type of sparkling Light that came very easily to us - we can shine it inside whenever we like and generally (sometimes only occasionally) we shine that sparkle out to others also - but it is always inside us (as long as we RECOGNIZE the fact that we already HAVE that Light - then it is activated!)  and available at any time. 
and that is GREAT! and then.....
it is not QUITE enough.
 We have it, we use it, we still have it, we use it some more and then THEN something happens. an awakening of sorts, a realization....(and this can happen as a result of a shock that you have had in your physical world which has opened this realization for you or it may have dawned on you suddenly (maybe as a result of a dream) or just inch by inch, day by day this realization has come to you......

In order for your Light to grow .... you have to Let It Go.

Set it free. Get it out there. Uncurl your fingers that are hanging on SO TIGHT to what you know and roll your Light out there.  
(If you love something, set it free.....?? YES! EXACTLY LIKE THAT!! haha!)

Here's the thing....
Once you have set it free......KEEP YOUR HAND OUT.
Don't just STAND THERE with your arms at your sides and wonder when you'll be receiving back payment from your gift. Don't cross your arms and tap your foot and wait for said reciprocal gift!!!
There are MANY others before you who have also set their Light free. and many behind you and beside you who are about to do the same.....Keep Your Hand Out.
This hand is a symbolic gesture to others to 'keeping your hand in the ring' - in this case, the 'energy ring'! 
This hand will assist others along the way  - if they need a hand to hold, or to steady them or to lead the way...yours is ALREADY THERE - no need to ask for help - help is CONSTANTLY being OFFERED! 
This hand will show others to also keep their hands out - reaching out to others in its own unique and individual way.
This hand is a CONSTANT REMINDER to your Self and to others that we are not here to do anything alone - there are other hands out all over the world that are both in need of a hand and OFFERING a hand to others.
....Keep YOUR hand out and see, feel and enJOY and be EMPOWERED by all of the beautiful Light that comes shining back to you - so much Light and Love beyond anything you could have ever imagined!  Bask in the beauty of that Light! 
and feel free to WAVE at me now and then!! :)
Keep shining!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Feeling small?

and you are....small that is. A very small drop of energy in this vast universe of physical 'things', emotions, and spiritual connections. Nothing brings home this feeling of 'smallness' more clearly than stepping out into the dark night. As you step out the door adjusting your scarf, locking the door, slipping your gloves on and as you see your way down the stairs, stepping down the driveway and onto the sidewalk a little bit farther  away from the house lights now, the glaring glow of the lights over the garage......moving farther into the night you glance up......and stop, still in your tracks - mouth open a little, eyes wide and shining as you scan and notice and scan some

 Those STARS!  shining down on you, some brighter, some flickering, some joined together, some all on their own, some dancing, some holding steady....a symphony of energy playing for you, for your benefit.

  They do it every night whether you are there with your face turned towards them to enJOY the show .... or not. 
 EVERY single night - they are a study in perseverance, persistence and vigilance.  Shining constantly, regardless of audience or attention - each shining in their own unique and special way, working together and working individually - the show is intense, amazing and SPECTACULAR. 
EVERY night! 

and so it is here, on this planet - (and THIS is where the FEELING SMALL part FADES AWAY!!)

Envision all of our light filled souls shining out together and separately, joined and separate, flickering and dancing and persistently ensuring that each single day and night we are radiating our own special and unique kind of Light out to the Universe in whatever way we can. 

SHINE  in whatever way makes YOUR  'uniqueness' radiate out to your World today!
BE persistent and

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TRUST your Angel signs & symbols!

So what is it for you?
 Your sign, your symbol or type of message that you 'connect' with? 
I think every single person on this planet has something in this regard that pulls at their heartstrings and reminds them of a single moment or a time shared - a symbol that whenever you see it or feel it or hear it you are reminded to be in the present moment, to really BE in that moment and also to FEEL supported in time - a message that when heard or felt or seen is a gentle reminder that you are NOT doing this alone, you have help, you have support, you are being thought of at this moment and your hand is being held, an arm around your shoulder.
After you see, hear, feel this signal you feel surprised then an understanding comes over you and then gratitude and also sometimes, relief. I am not forgotten, I do have help, I am still connected.
This connective feeling might be a deep understanding of being led by your guides or by your Angels or maybe it is a signal that you feel a loved one has left for you to let you know that they are still with you in Spirit.
For me, it is dimes. I find dimes and lately over the past year or so I also find pennies. Actually, growing up I ALWAYS found pennies (and have the collection to prove it) but then around 5 years ago it switched to dimes and NOW when I see a dime I look around for the penny .... and it usually isn't too far, a few inches maybe a foot away  :) It makes me giggle and a sense of strength comes over me also as I do the 'inner wink' at my Angels. I also 'get the nod' when I see a rainbow, sun rays, lights flickering, certain flocks of birds (I think they are swallows) etcetcetc.

TRUST IN YOUR SIGNAL. If your intuition, gut feel, instinct is telling you that this is a message or a sign from a loved one/your Angels/your guides....know  KNOW  that this is indeed the case....and accept the gift as your CLEAR INDICATION that you are supported, loved and cared for on your Journey moment by moment.
Keep shining YOUR Angel Light brightly today :)

Stacey MacDonald is a Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner in Oakville  Ontario 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Dismiss what insults your soul" - LOVE it!

I love this message of Walt Whitmans :) When I came across this jewel....I instantly started my standing ovation inside my head!!  (hear! hear! Bravo!!! and the like)
and OF COURSE this is SO true! Not to say that we are to DISMISS everything for sure. SO much of what we are told, shared with, discussed with, what we absorb through osmosis in the informational overload of 'stuff'  that surrounds us (if we let it) on any given day is so true and helps us along our Path exponentially.....and then there is 'the other stuff'....

There is 'stuff' that people say, infer, body language, describe, argue, defend, insult etcetcetc that absolutely stops us in our tracks.  period.
Other stuff is not so 'in your face' - the subtle 'stuff' that is either spoken or just happens  - that I call the 'side door slam'.  You are ticking along quite well through the day then come into contact with a person, persons, or situation that is interesting and a little 'different' and then you move feel fine for the most part but some of the situation is 'sticking' to you, you are rerunning the conversation again and again on a loop in your head as you continue on your day (some of this is done subconsciously) until you realize with CLARITY....HEY! what this person(s) said/didn't say/inferred was very HURTFUL to me! and THAT'S why I am having problems moving past it!! (side door slam!! in action)
It's very difficult, if not impossible to move PAST hurtful situations until we acknowledge that YES! that was hurtful. period.
Acknowledge it. SEE and FEEL that situation as having taken its toll on your spirit.
and then ..... take a deep breath in?.....and...
yes, send it packing. Visualize that hurtful emotion as packing its bags, (buy it a train ticket if you have to and drive it to the station!!) and SEND IT ON ITS WAY.
It was NEVER meant to live with you anyway. Just because someone else said it or did made a meal for it and fixed up the spare room???!!!
Just because someone said it does NOT MAKE IT TRUE. It just means that someone said it or did it or didn't do it.....that IS ALL. and so.....
dismiss it.
Don't be afraid to "Re-examine all you have been told"   Go back, take a good hard look at what you have been told :)  and FEEL FREE to KEEP WHAT HELPS AND SUPPORTS YOU  and "DISMISS WHAT INSULTS YOUR SOUL". 
and then you can SHINE even brighter!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

I am.....

what? what! WHAT ARE YOU? you don't know, you are not sure, you can't decide, so many choices really and then...not many choices at all.....what you feel? CAN'T quite put your finger on the EXACT there a word for it?  well, really it's just that you don't want to commit to any one thing because if you say you are one thing and then things change......then you won't be THAT thing anymore you'll be something else again....and things are ALWAYS changing aren't they really, so you see the quandry.....
or ARE they always changing. ARE you always changing. or ARE you pretty much the same. pretty numb? pretty glum? pretty 'stuck in that rut'? pretty 'shut down' (maybe with brief moments of 'AWAKE' but otherwise plodding along on the treadmill? 

Well, today ...


We will not leave it up to you and you alone then - the 'team' decision for today is that WE ARE JOY. This is so easy to be. and there are so many kinds of joy. Go ahead, you can simply decide in your head and your heart that you want to play, you want to join the team....c'mon, join the team!! There are no tryouts, practise time is 'all the time' and 'game time' is all the time also!!  We need more players and we promise that EVERY BODY gets equal playing time!! There are NO benchwarmers on the JOY team - it's FULL GO all the time - Go big or go home!! It's full-on JOY!!
 While you are playing, make sure you are also recruiting new players -keeping in mind that some of the players you attempt to recruit might not be ready to play the game yet - THAT'S OK! don't let a non-joiner dim your light! just keep playing. Eventually they'll want to see what it is that is 'shining you up' all the time and be desparate to join...and we'll have their uniform and number at the ready!! Because it's tiring playing the game ALL THE TIME when your players are limited - the team needs more and more and more and more players to also be playing - that way the game is MUCH EASIER to enJOY! The game of JOY! Awesome.

So if you are a 'jump up and down' kind of joyful, a 'I am focused on the task at hand and content that I am allowed to be' joyful, a 'sit on a bench and gaze quietly at the clouds' joyful, a 'help someone across the street' joyful, a 'share a cup of coffee with me?' joyful...........etcetcetc.   It's all the same team and we are glad you are on it.
WE ARE JOY. Shine into it :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Breathing 101

and YESyesyes....we all breathe - in and out, breath after breath, from our very first second of this journey to our is a natural process and we do it automatically, effortlessly ...... but do we do it WELL? Are we MAXIMIZING the effect of what proper breathing can do FOR us ? Yes, we are exsisting and maintaining but ... are we BREATHING optimally?
Think about it. We practise everything. We learn something new - we practise. Things that we have been doing since our formative years, (speaking, walking, running, relationship building, sports and fitness activities, creative endeavours) WE PRACTISE. Why? because we want to DO IT BETTER. By doing it better, we are growing, learning, there is a sense of accomplishment and a sense of steady growth that keeps us firmly in our foundation while we are here on this Path.
Breathing? we don't practise as much.....until now.
There are all different kinds of breathing - the 'things are melting down around me' DEEP BREATH IN WITH LOUD EXHALE - eyes glaring, nostrils flaring, usually hands over head or out to the sides.....haha!-generally precedes masses amount of action to correct 'said devastation'!! :) but there is also the fearful breathing - when we breathe little 'panting' breaths, the 'normal' breathing punctuated by moments of holding our breath? what is THAT about?! (generally we somewhat realize we are doing this when we are on the computer or working on a project or the like...), or the 'no breathing at all' really - just 'numbness breathing' of shock and/or a grief period...(knowing and REMEMBERING to focus on breath at ALL of these times helps our connection to our Self and makes EVERY situation more manageable and results more effective.)
When we are stressed/focused/apprehensive/'pushed' we breathe with little half breaths, just enough to keep everything working inside but NOT ENOUGH to keep everything FLOWING (if you catch my drift here). Yes, the heart is pumping, the blood is oxygenated, lungs are filling (kind of) and emptying (kind of) but we are only HALF breathing - we are not CONNECTED and therefore are not able to apply all of our resources within our Selves to the task and matter at hand.  We are AT BEST working at 50% capacity.
Are you ok with that?
 If you were writing an exam and your prof handed back a 50% grade....are you ok with THAT?
 If you asked your associate employees to finish a task by the end of the day and at 5pm they were merely finished HALF of THAT ok?
 if you asked your family to spend a Holiday meal  with you and cooked enough to feed an army and then only HALF of them showed not cool.
and so it is.
WHEN we breathe fully in through our nose right down to our toes and let it fill us and sit with it for just a moment before breathing out fully letting the shoulders, diaphragm, chest lessen and relax as every last bit is exhaled and then we relax and sit with this for just another moment and then beautifully we allow ourSelves to enjoy another deep breath in appreciating every little bit of energy and relaxation and cleansing that comes along with our ability to tune into this wonderful resource and relaxing and fulfilling process that is available to all of us....
.as we take the time to turn our attention to the IMPORTANCE of this...
.the great need we have intrinsically and energetically to ALLOW this energy to accompany our Spirit and buoy us up in times of joy and gratitude, times of despair and frustration, times of 'just floating along enjoying the moment'.... :)
Breathing properly gives our physical bodies an opportunity to connect with our emotional body and then connect with our Spiritual Self.....3 in one....mindful breathing to connect mind, body and soul.....breathe in.....yes.....breathe out.....SO good!!
Shine into your breathwork today and FEEL CONNECTED :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

What is Reiki?

I get asked this all the time :) and let me begin by saying that Reiki is one of the most well known and respected healing modalities worldwide and generally I just ASSUME that EVERYONE knows and is aware of the amazing benefit of receiving a Reiki treatment and then taking the next step and learning Reiki themselves so that they are able to do their own Self Reiki healing session and also for others.

Anyway, here it is.....the 'drop in the bucket' explanation of the very powerful healing method - Reiki

Reiki is a generic Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy or spiritually guided life force energy. 
 REI - pronounced 'ray' is Japanese for universal or spiritual consciousness/wisdom (God consciousness) or a  higher dimension of light and the soul; knows the cause of all problems and what to do to heal them.
KI - pronounced 'key' is Japanese for vital life force energy that animates everything: also called Prana, Chi etc.
Reiki is healing energy which automatically goes to the area in your physical body or spirit where healing is most required. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit for Reiki Light by invoking energy through their Crown Chakra, feeling it moving down to their Heart Chakra and allowing the same healing energy to flow through their arms and out of their Palm Chakras to you, the client. Reiki energy ensures that your entire spirit is in alignment by focusing on the elimination of blocks in your physical body and chakras. Your own energy is able to now move freely through your spirit and body. Reiki is totally natural and works on all levels of your life. It can relieve pain, discomfort in the physical sense and ease grief and/or anxiety as well as lack of self confidence and insecurities. Reiki will also will provide healing energy for cancer and other sickness and disease and has been found to be a proven healing modality in many other areas as well.
For more information please feel free to contact Stacey Macdonald, Reiki Master   Reiki in Oakville

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What are you going to do with YOUR grain of sand??

Grain by grain, moment by moment, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week.......ahhhhhhhhhhh! yes.....WE GET THERE!!
We CANNOT live this hourglass ahead of time. WE CAN NOT. It is impossible. We MUST flip it over and then grain by grain, minute by minute, moment by moment....etc....the minutes flip by and THEN when sufficient time has is done. We flip it over again and we watch as grain by grain, moment by moment.....well, you get my drift here.
THE TIMING IS NOT UP TO US. It really really isn't. AND it doesn't matter how much money we make (or don't make), it doesn't matter how many friends we have (or don't have) it doesn't matter what kind of house we have (or don't have) or what kind or car we drive (or hey!! don't drive!!) haha!!
THE TIMING -Divine timing - IS NOT UP TO US.
frustrating? YES. but at the same time....very levelling. and balancing. and a GREAT RELIEF in a way. This truly is NOT  a race. This truly is NOT a contest.
Our ONLY way to 'win' is to REVEL IN THE MOMENT and whatever that may bring us.  So!! what are you going to do today with YOUR grain of sand?
  I, my Self? and going to enJOY THE HECK OUT OF IT!!
Live in the NOW with me people and be the very BEST YOU you know how to be - THIS VERY MINUTE. Believe me, nothing matters more.
SHINE into this moment with me!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Can you keep a secret?

NO! I do not have a BIG SECRET to share with you today....well, not one that I haven't already shared in previous postings and who knows?? maybe I will have groundbreakinginly HUGE SECRETS to divulge tomorrow...time will tell however in the meantime....the question stands.

Well, can you? Many cannot. Actually, most CAN for the MOST PART however they DO tell one or two people....not the masses....just one or two. But what if one of THOSE people are the type that also have a secret?? and what if THAT secret is that.....they can't keep a secret??!! uh oh. 

It is a VERY special position to be in - when a friend, acquaintance, complete stranger trusts you enough to take you into their confidence, bring you into their circle and share an opinion, a tough situation, a 'monkey on their back' etc. and YES!!!! We have ALL been that person where we have been betrayed by a close friend (sometimes innocently enough but the betrayal stings just the same) after we have shared with them.

Our Angel Teams encourage us to 'be that Rock' for someone. (Notice I did not say 'be the sponge' don't want to 'take on' someone else's problems so that now YOU have their problems and THEY feel better ... there is a way to provide 'safe harbour' for others WITHOUT leaving your Self vulnerable to negativity and despair)
so no.....BE THE ROCK.  Someone who is drowning in the water needs a sturdy rock to climb onto - up and out of the waters of confusion and despair. BE THE ROCK. And stay 'being the Rock' for as long as you need to, as long as they need you to be. You can do it. You get a lot back by being that.   For the day might come round when you 'need a rock' ....and you know what??  There will be a 'rock' there for you too.   :)
so yes! Keep secrets for others (they are not yours to tell), keep a shoulder handy for others to lean on and walk proudly and strongly today as you offer assistance, security and confidence to any who require it.
Shine brightly!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Balance your energy...AND MANIFEST your goals!!!

There are a thousand, nay a MILLION reasons to spend more time outside.  INSIDE, there is always work to be done. People know where to FIND you. (haha!) Phones are ringing, computers are beeping and even JUST the daily static of life going on around you is sometimes completely deafening and confusing. In our quest for clarity, understanding and PEACE, calm, love, light etc......INSIDE can be very challenging and hindering in this manner.
Outside is a different story. and YES! Outside sometimes takes some work to get there (coats, hats, umbrella maybe, WHERE ARE MY SHOES/KEYS/SUNGLASSES????!!!) but it can be very worth it.
Do NOT be  an 'excuse maker'. ....too hot, too cold, too windy, too rainy, too snowy, not enough time, will wait and go with husband/friend/kids (go AGAIN later but DO go NOW!),  I have nowhere to go, I'll go tomorrow etc.  none of that please.
and WHILE it is wonderful to walk along the forest floor with a babbling brook beside you and that should be found and cherished whenever you get the same effect simply STEPPING outside and walking around the block (or a couple of blocks)  Even just taking your tea out on the balcony, closing your eyes and letting the breeze, wind, sun, rain 'breeze you off'.  !!

Right, so which benefits exactly are to be gained? Being outside has a wonderful balancing effect on our chakras, our energy centres within our body. Any negative or harsh energy that is around any (or all!!)  of our chakra points is able to be removed or at least 'watered down' when we step outside and BREATHE in our outdoor air -- feeling all of its purity fill our chakra centres and releasing any impurities that are attached to us. Our own energy/prana/chi is revitalized in this way.  (Water has a very similar effect - you know how you feel when you are 'bogged down' and then you jump in the lake, the pool, the hot tub or even just take a shower or bath - it is actually doing more than cleansing our physical bodies but also cleansing and clearing our spiritual and emotional side as well)
Outside also brings us side by side with the Nature Angels. My favourite. - they are my favourite because they are small but mighty! and they are similar to the other Angels and yet different - in that they are a wee bit 'fickle'!!! haha! and make me laugh also! It seems like an oxymoron to call an Angel fickle but they are! They will "do for you" IN ANY AND EVERY WAY as long as (this is where the fickle part comes in) you 'do for them'  :) 
How do you 'do for them'?  Spending time outside, picking up litter outside, filling up a birdfeeder, placing ANOTHER birdfeeder outside, planting and caring for your garden, someone else's garden, looking after your local park, recycling, becoming more and more environmentally AWARE and TAKING ACTION on your newfound information  (be a 'do-er! no lip service)  Even just your actionable steps each day towards your own personal environment are MORE THAN ENOUGH to catch their attention.  And you WANT to catch their attention because all of your actionable steps are like 'paying into an account' with the Nature Angels and they are more than happy to pay it back to you with interest...and they will....and they DO!!   HOW?  Well, yes the Nature Angels are part of that 'balancing the chakra exercise' also to be sure, also they circle around you PHYSICALLY and pour their good energy into any physical ailment also (picture a NASCAR driver pulling in the pit, he/she is just sitting there in the car while the pit crew goes to work switching tires, fuelling up, topping up oils, tightening this, loosening that etc.....YOU are the driver and the Nature Angels are your pit crew :)
NEVER MIND, they are also CHAMPION MANIFESTORS. NO ONE even comes close to their ability to bring whatever and whichever dream, vision, goal to fruition than them.  Work CLOSELY with them to ensure any manifestation you have 'on your books'.  and it all hinges on .... stepping outside.  :) Go ahead!! Pay into their account while you are there, see how much you can give to them and enJOY the benefits of having the Nature Angels as your 'pit crew'. Be vigilant and be consistent and prove to them that you are able to 'stay the course' with your commitment to them and reap your rewards!
Shine into Nature!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wow! This is COMPLICATED!!! Really??!

Dogs and Cats living together!! this is absolute mayhem! "keep your hands in the car at all times" you are NOT going ANYWHERE and at the same time travelling at the speed of sound. DEFIES all other choice except to....

.....enjoy the ride?
why not?  here's the thing, you had NO IDEA you were even going to ENTER this ride. no one gave you a ticket. you did not 'call in' at contest time. you did not purchase a seasons pass.
You have NO REASON to be here except.... that you
with all the 'stuff' that you see around you. no more, no less. with all the support staff that you see and feel around you. no more, no less.
It sometimes feels VERY complicated. IT OFTEN FEELS VERY COMPLICATED.
It's not.
You leave with the very same 'stuff' that you came with.  You only have to enJOY THE RIDE!!!
that's more like it :) I can see (and FEEL!) you smiling!!! keep it up! and SHINE that out there!!! :) It REALLY is that simple people.
you feel JOY and you SHINE that JOY out to others.....THAT IS THE POINT!! THAT IS "THE WHY!!"   :)
so good. Thanks for shining.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Five Spiritual Principles of Reiki

Just for today...I will not get angry

Just for today...I will not worry
Just for today...I will earn a living honestly and decently        
Just for today...I will be grateful
Just for today...I will show love and respect for every form of life

Contact Stacey MacDonald, Reiki Master for Reiki Training in Ontario


Inviting Abundance with the Angels

Dec. 29  7-9pm   $88

Abundance in every form  is attainable and available to everyone at all times. This workshop is centred on cleansing and releasing  any energy that is manifesting in behaviours, habits, challenges or obstacles that you would like to release before the wonderful beginning of 2012!  Once you have cleared and cleansed, you are now ready to invite abundance into your life.

 Working closely with your Angel Team, we will:

·         Cleanse and clear any energy that is creating an obstacle to your abundance

·         Set your intentions and open your channel to your Angelic guidance to receive all the abundance that is available for you

·         Learn personal methods and daily exercises on how to ensure that your energy stays clear, open, positive and focused on an ongoing basis and into 2012  (Exercises and methods are outlined in guide you are welcome to take with you)

Participants, feel free to bring with you a list of energies (attitudes, behaviours, challenges, obstacles) that you wish to release and also that which you would like to manifest within your personal, emotional, physical and/or spiritual life. (This list is private and will not be shared unless participant chooses to do so)

I look forward to seeing you and working together with your Angel Team for this powerful "Get Ready for the New Year" workshop!
For booking please contact  The Clarity Centre, Oakville, ON