Powerful quote!

Allow inspiration to touch you.

I cannot help it! My heart sings joyfully when I read this: “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” I read this yesterday afternoon on a twitter message of Tony Robbins. I appreciate I attracted him with such words and the emotions it has infused.
Music is one of my passions, so every time I come up with a melody and some lyrics, I feel I can’t give up on seeing my music recorded and touching the heart of others like it touches mine.
I will keep dreaming and feeling as well as I do right now and every time I open the outlet the music gives me to connect with my most Pure Essence I will sing along with all it IS. Yes!!

\”Awesomeness\” Original

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I’m Posting every day in 2011!

Let's free our imagination.

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day  for all of 2011.

I know it will be a delicious ride, so I am up for the fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful experience. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,

Virmared Santiago

Losing weight or getting happy?

Relax and let it happen.

I have asked and it has been given!  Yes, one more time.  I had been asking for a place and people to share inspiration with.  I wanted to find a new way of keeping myself moving.  Therefore, with no effort at all, on my yahoo email account, I saw an email from Hay House.  I usually do not open those even when I voluntary subscribed to it :) because it is too much marketing for my cells, but I still love them.  So it is that I read it fast, very fast and then I saw “sparkpeople.com

I love so much the sensation the word “spark” provokes on me that I clicked on it.  I also found out more about Chris Downie.  I fell in love with the story of the website, how such of a big city it is and that is absolutely free :) chichin  Yes, I was sold!!  It has absolutely everything you can think about to get entertained and inspired in a very user friendly fashion.

With all of that, of course, came the same reflection I get into every time I go and look at what “health and fitness professionals/experts” say and how people see themselves and their weight.  I am in a point of my life that all I want is to fit in the pants I already have.  At times I have been so uncomfortable about not been able to wear what is in my closet, that I go, work out, control my portions of food and it makes it happen quickly, without too much of an effort.  For the last two years, I will say, every time it has happened I notice the feeling of  freedom has been key.  The freedom of deciding how to do it, have fun with the movement of my body, not stopping myself from eating what I want , feeling happy and good before serving my meal so the portions really will satisfy my hunger and not my mood had played a huge role on my success of keeping myself happy and on a size 14.

No one should tell others what size to feel happy with.   Getting happy first will allow you to appreciate where you are and open widely and kindly the door to where you want to be without pushing against yourself.   No one should tell others how to feel about our weight/physical appearance or healthy habits.  In other words:  always trust yourself from a happy place, you have a very wise guidance system, your emotions!

And that is exactly what Abraham, through Esther Hicks was talking about on this youtube video.  It moved me to see the lady on it on tears because, even when I have never weight what she weights, I have been in a very similar place many times of my life, not only about weight but about embracing myself.  Abraham had helped realized this already before the DVD came out, and that I profoundly appreciate.

I am at a time of my life when getting happy is what it is all about, the rest will come along and I receive proof of it every step along the way.  Sparkpeople and its community is a huge confirmation of it.

Look for any excuses to get happy about anything at every single minute of your day.  Feel your way there and enjoy the most valuable thing of all of it: yourself, the You that already Is all you want to be.

Happy day!

Virmared

Does spirituality matter?

The Voice inside of me

As Catholic children we learned spirituality does matter.  It just happened that what made us believe so back then was really the fear and guiltiness that others think is needed to make us do what they consider spiritually “correct.”  All of us have been there, haven’t we?

And then you become an adult and go through life complaining about all that you have to do in order to get something out of that God after you are very dead.  So finally, you realize that you care not about all of it.

Still, not really done with it, all that rebellion stirs up often enough and then is when the interesting part of the ride begins.  You look for ways of feeling happy because you are convinced we came here to have a good time.  And, at times, you sort of feel bad because the source of your fun has nothing to do with what you thought was good or acceptable in God’s eyes.  Sometimes, you are so determined to feel good anyways, that divorcing from that God left by the early years is the most logical end to the story.

For many, the journey back to what We Are takes time, a new life far from family, children, broken relationships, etc.  But for every one of us and every single time it all started with the certainty of a tiny little voice coming from within, the powerful voice of our Inner Being.

The voice of our Inner Being never extinguishes, accepts the name you want to give it; our Inner Being guides us even when we think is too dark and we might be considering hiding as an option.  Our Inner Being does not know fear and guiltiness because is not a judge.  That voice and you are One Consciousness.

There might be many roads of getting back to listening to it, but the certainty of getting Home is yours to define, experience and design at all times in your life.

Spirituality does matter because life matters, because you want to have the best life you were meant to have without divorcing your very essence: the Source/God inside of you.

Happy and delicious spiritual life every single day!

Virmared Santiago

Aligned with my desire!

 

I am allowing all I have ever dreamed of.

Today is Christmas Day and the most sweet and meaningful circumstance brought me here to start up this blog page so “Buenos días, mundo!” in the way I greet the world every Sunday morning on my podcast Virmacreations . I am liking it!  :)

I asked my son Jorge to give me a surprise gift for today.  I needed to reignite the girl waiting for Santa inside of me, yes!  :)  So when we were at the grocery store yesterday afternoon already tired after few chores, I reminded him about my gift.  I really, really wanted flowers, but I knew it would not be practical for him to hide them.  After a while he asked me what to do and I said:  “Jorge, all I know is that I want a gift, you will figure it out.  Do not worry.”

When I saw him with a bag, I though he had bought me a magazine (which I truly like), so I prayed he had in mind the type of ones I read and enjoy looking at.  This morning, somewhat in pain due to my monthly reminder of being a woman :), I was staring at the roof hoping Jorge had bought me a wedding magazine.  I got tired of standing the pain and meditation at that time was out of a question, so I went up to the kitchen for some ibuprofen, and there it was.

Jorge, my Santa, had left a silver very shiny bag on my island in the kitchen.  It felt great getting what was inside.  I was astonished when I realized it was a book.  Inside of the book was also a greeting card I had emphasized to him I wanted.  The title of the book is “Friendship is a blessing” Inspirational Reflections on Friendship.  Walking on clouds and crying I brushed my teeth, took off the make up from the night before, had my ibuprofen and sat avidly to read the book.

I had a clear thought while walking down the sofa with the book on my hands: “This book is taking me somewhere, a place where confirmation will speak loud and clear to me.”  So, I had read almost half of the book already, when I saw a reflection written by Melody Carlson on exactly the same topic I had written a blog on the night before: ¿Un acto de amor ocasional o uno completamente consciente? I wrote about how acts of consciousness or love are not random at all and defined what they really are for me.

I was in such awe that I kept looking for signs about the publisher of the book and Melody, I researched more about Thomas Nelson Publishers and found out they have a program called Book sneeze for reviewing books.  I saw that they have a ample catalog of books in English, even in Spanish, so I got excited and registered.  Unexpectedly, the registration form asked me for my blog.  I thought I was going to be able to use one I am keeping only in Spanish right now: http://www.virmaredsantiago.blogspot.com/ . It would have been matter of opening a page for my English blogs, but guess what?  It took me to here: Word Press.  :)

You would be surprised:  I have thought about having a blog here for the longest time, but it always felt like it was too upstream.  Today it took me seconds!  And if you are not surprised enough yet, moved by my 15 years old  gift, I asked him why he had bought a book for me about friendship.  I was really hoping hearing back from him a “because you are my best friend.”  Well, guess what again :), he said:  “It was the only book left after only another one called God is tough, deal with it.”  I cannot hold my laughter, yes that is me!

I appreciate that he knew God is not tough for me, so I do not need to deal with Him.  I appreciate it was the only book left possibly a gift for me.  I appreciate it brought me here.  And finally, I appreciate even more that all this is coming to me because I am allowing it.

All is well,

Virmared