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Yule Be Merry and Bright

Happy Holidays! Reflecting during this holiday season, I am delighted by the synergy of spiritual practices and traditions that we have collectively created over lifetimes on planet Earth. The return of light through time: from Yule to the birth of Christ. Yule, also known as the time from the Winter Solstice through New Year's Day, is one of the oldest winter celebrations on Earth. It is even where tree decorating began as a way to honor life in the cold and dark of winter. Christmas came later when the date to celebrate the birth of Christ–who is also an important symbol of light in the dark– was moved to be more convenient with the Yule festivities. Today's version of Christmas that involves gift giving has built up over the years with the rise of business and consumerism. At our Aspen Oracle Winter Solstice Gathering, we worked with the return of light on many levels–a few of which I'll share with you below as an invitation to do the same as resonates for you. The days get longer and lighter from here. During Yule–the days from the Winter Solstice through New Year's–is a wonderful time to match the energies of the Earth and Cosmos. As the days have less light, you may notice shadow parts of yourself surfacing for a compassionate hello. You might also notice a desire to be still and rest. Personally, I love naps this time of year! Getting out of the body helps clarify what is being created as the light returns. Its only a matter of months before the spring weather will beckon us to sprout forth, so might as well enjoy being cozy and dreaming! Magic and miracles happen when we get out of our own way. From a spiritual perspective, the sleepy time of winter is a reminder that resistance is futile. You might think you've got it all figured out, but the more you try to force something out as a perfect creation, the more likely you are to miss the magic and miracles that are always occurring. Letting go and knowing that your higher self and the Divine have got you is a way to open yourself to experience (and maybe even to enjoy!) all that is occurring. It might sound strange, but it is possible to enjoy even something that is challenging. It is with an open mind and heart that next steps appear with ease. Giving as receiving. Gifting has become a big part of the holiday season which can be lots of fun, and it may also leave you feeling dissatisfied. Not because you are a scrooge, but because happiness can't necessarily be bought. Remembering that creating joy, love and happiness is a very personal experience that comes from within let's you off the hook. Giving because it brings you joy is a way to keep yourself fulfilled and it also lets others have their own space. When we each have the freedom to create as we choose, we are unified even if we express differently. Many blessings to your dreams and you this Winter! We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! What is your favorite way to celebrate the winter holidays? Share a magic and miracles story of yours with us. Photo credits – all from Unsplash.com –from top to bottom: Aaron Burden, Lightscape, Garidy Sanders, Max Bender.
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2018 Gift Guide

Join us in giving gifts of joy, reflection and wisdom this year!! Check out these gifts from the Aspen Oracle Directory. Each gift is an expression of spirit that reminds us who we really are. Live.Laugh.Malas! Shop NowShop Now Syd Shop NowShop Now Tough Shit Tarot Buy NowBuy Now Aspen Oracle Cards Buy NowBuy Now For even more gifts (great to give yourself too!), see the full directory: Go there now!Go there now! We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! What are some of your favorite gifts to give? What is something on your wish list to receive this year?
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Divine Brand Design: Catalyze Your Inspired Purpose

Divine Brand Design clearly expresses your inspired offering with integrity. In today’s world, a lot of branding and marketing is clouded with manipulation and programming. Divine Brand Design is clear expression that invites your customers to be freely inspired, engage and buy. It also encompasses the sacred spiritual nature at the heart of what you offer. Staying true to your inspiration, vision and values from the inside out is the focus of the Divine Brand Design services. More InfoMore Info We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! What's at the heart of what you offer? Are you staying true to your inspired purpose?
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You are the captain of your own Soul, and …

New Directory Resource: Spirit Guide Readings with Shareen! You are the captain of your own Soul And you have an entire crew of personal support guides who are focused on supporting YOU on your life journey. A Spirit Guide Reading can introduce you to your crew, how to recognize their presence, and how to confidently communicate with them. Whether you are looking for help and support with your love life, a creative project, your career or you are just curious, a Spirit Guide Reading with Shareen is here for your enjoyment! Learn MoreLearn More We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! Are you curious about your Spirit Guides? If you've had a reading from Shareen, how was it? Header boat sky Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash
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How Your Inner Voice Brings Success

Meet Aspen Oracle Directory Member Shareen Webb in this Wisdom Within Interview on Energy Awareness. Shareen Webb is a professional spiritual healer, reader and teacher and is a mom to four young men. Shareen guides people to heal themselves and explore their own energy awareness, play with their own divine creativity and remember who they really are in a sustainable, aligned, feel-good way. Watch the interview to hear about: Shareen's journey with energy awareness How learning to tune into your own inner voice and listening to it may be your best guide New approaches and finding the things that allow you more communication with yourself The more aware you are. The more aware you become. Ask: Does it enliven you? If it does, you're on the right track! The feeling of Joy is a sign that the Divine is present. More info about working with Shareen: Sessions with ShareenSessions with ShareenEnergy WorkshopEnergy Workshop A personal note from Shareen about Energy Awareness: Hi! My name is Shareen. Energy Awareness brought me into a full relationship to myself and my inner spirit, and I learned how to heal myself, and work with others to find their own truth and healing. For twenty-plus years of my life, I looked to others to tell me what I should do. I asked them to tell me what I needed to pursue to enjoy my life, what the best way to handle something, where I should go, who I should be. While a lot of their answers for me weren’t completely wrong, I found that habit of looking outside of myself for answers brought a ton of baggage and gunk to sort through to find the pieces that fit me.  Carrying out who I was suppose to be often left me exhausted, uninspired, and pretty apathetic to life. It just really didn’t matter much. I mean everyone else was happy with me, so I guess that was good enough, right? I mean, did I really need to be happy? Did happiness even really exist? This was a tough lesson and I conspired with the universe to bring me a lot of pain and challenges before I finally caught-on.  In a moment of deep pain, I found myself partaking in a healing clinic that opened my heart and my mind to a wider vision of life. It was the things I did in small moments that brought me peace and joy: reading, writing, creating, dancing, playing with kids, teaching, helping women discover they were so beautiful inside and out, and teaching; the things I enjoyed, that was my truth and the gifts I wanted to share with the world. It has been 16 years since that pivotal moment, and I am still learning, and growing more into myself and creating the life I want to have. A new friend of mine,new in that she has only known me a couple of years, said to me, “You’re life is so easy.” and I said “Thank you. Yes it is, and I value it, because I took many steps to make it that way.” The joy and challenge is to keep growing into myself, and stay aware of that old habit that wants me to look outside myself for my answers, when my inner voice is really all I need to hear. The third side of the coin, lol, is realising there was a small bit of truth in that old habit. Learning,and growing is hard. Knowing that I can ask for support and help is important. I learned that asking for help and support through growing my life is not the same as asking for an answer. I love going to classes and clinics and connecting with like-minded individuals to receive that help when I need it;  and now being able to offer that level of support to those seeking their own answers, that’s priceless joy. Share with Us in the Comments Below! Do you hear your inner voice? What has following your inner...
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Freedom through Presence with Pain

Pain can show up physically, emotionally and even as numbness, stuckness or a not-flow in certain creative endeavors. Though pain feels anywhere from brick-wall-like to a sinking feeling to a little irritation, practices exist to face it with a bit more lightness (and even humor). The practices that truly bring greater freedom include a conscious integration of the body, mind and spirit. In some ways, the integration of these aspects of you involve a leap of faith to come down to earth. Reconciling the different parts of you isn't always easy but it is the pathway to create a life that you love. Freedom is not about being perfect, nor is it about erasing all pain at once. Being present for conscious integration allows space for you to have: greater comfort with your journey to feeling better more permission to transform pain into growth commitment to deepen into lasting change Presence is you being the witness and you choosing to receive outside support as is helpful for you. We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! How is pain showing up in your life? What might bring you some relief? Also, you might like to participate in the Freedom Through Presence with Pain Workshop. Now available via recording!
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Grove Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Magical Gifts to Give and Receive Since Aspen Oracle Grove members offer some of the brightest products and services available, we decided to showcase some of them in a holiday gift guide. Take a look below to see if any gifts spark your inspiration (and know you can give to yourself too)! Syd by The Suburban Monk The Suburban Monk’s cornerstone product is a unique, jolly thumbs-up statue named Syd, who radiates a joyful, blissful presence. Little Syd comes in 14 exciting colors, each complete with its own color meaning card. Big Syd comes in 2 beautiful colors, Stunning Gold or Clean White, and is fully weatherproof. He is the perfect addition to any home, garden, meditation studio, or business. Shop NowShop Now Pet Psychic Reading from Alison Stanton Give the animal lover in your family a Holiday Gift Certificate for a Pet Psychic Reading from Alison Stanton. It's always a gift to talk to the sweet animals we share our lives with. $100/one hour session, on-phone or in-person. 15% off for Aspen Grove members. Order NowOrder Now The Portal of the Elves By consulting the Akashic records and piercing the veil that separates the worlds, Marie Johanne Croteau Meurois enables us to penetrate a thousand details regarding life in the elven universe and the elves’ relations with the Elements of Nature. All who are sensitive to the subtle Presences that populate Nature as well as the relationships that can be established between them and our world will be happy to discover the truthful initiatory narrative of the Portal of the Elves. Buy NowBuy Now The Great Book of Essenian & Egyptian Therapies The Essenians, like the Ancient Egyptians, had mastered the art of the energetic therapies. After being hidden for thousands of years, their knowledge is coming back today in response to our society’s profound need to once again find deep roots and dimensions. This book–which represents the essence of many years of research and practice–offers the public the most complete set of Essenian techniques and perceptions of the human being subtle anatomy ever collected. Therapists and students in energetic therapies will discover a pleasant user-friendly manual rich in working techniques and innovative elements designed to develop their practice. Buy NowBuy Now Give the Gift of Love and Healing! Pati Scamacca is a gifted healer, reader, teacher, and author who is dedicated to your spiritual awakening. Her book “Love is the Path Home: Spirit Messages for Awakening your Soul” is a companion on the path of love that is ready to share wisdom and inspiration by opening to any page. You are also invited to gift a loved one with a healing and reading session gift certificate. Until the end of 2017, receive a $20 discount on a 1 hour ($80 now $60) or 90 minute ($100 now $80) session apply the discount to a package of 3. What better way to say I love you!! Visit WebsiteVisit Website Aspen Oracle Angel Cards Aspen trees remind us of our connection to the earth and each other. Found thriving at high elevations, aspen trees gently whisper: “root firmly and move at the speed of inspiration”. The interconnected roots of each aspen grove call attention to the balance of family, work, health and community in your life. The trees say that when all four of these areas are in harmony, you access freedom to turn inspiration into sustainable reality. When you ask them, aspens help you commit to weathering all seasons. Buy NowBuy Now It is a true honor to be in community with the inspired entrepreneurs that make up Aspen Oracle Grove. If you are an entreprenur who vibes with the products and services in this guide, you might like to join. More information here.
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Balancing Your Big Vision with the Now

I know, see and get that your inspired vision is beautiful! Idyllic and magical even. I also know how easy it is to get nothing done because you’re stuck in the future. Here are some tips to balance your big vision with the now: Stop expecting your big vision to save you from your current woes. Focus on next steps. Sure it will be wonderful when you get there, but the truth is your vision is a pre-cognition of what is to come. You see it ahead of time so it can serve as a beacon that lights a pathway of learning. In other words, the vision is really about the journey. I bet you’ve heard that before, so stop expecting it to be something different, and start seeing the magic in the process. It may just turn out better then you ever expected! Move at the speed of human. Even if you know all the steps you need to have your vision, remember you are human. Though you may think it will slow you down, spending time on self care and life balance keep you grounded, healthy and ready to adapt as you learn. Give yourself permission to be I’Mperfect. Know that you are learning, have nothing to prove and that you will be taken care of along the way. Even if you make mistakes and get stuck in failure, it is all building strength and wisdom. Imperfection is the perfect recipe for success. Truly.
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