Sunday, July 30, 2017

Uniting into One for Masterful Co-Creation

As we explore the ways in which we can contribute to the upliftment, enlightenment, and expansion of consciousness on the planet, we seek to align to intentions and actions that facilitate the change we desire to bring about in the world around us.


Initially, we focus upon our personal paths of awareness and embodiment of the compassion, peace, and positive change we aim to become. We spend time in creativity and contemplation to discover the ways in which our soul is designed to contribute to an awakening humanity as we influence others in a positive way. We develop healthy habits, take courses to expand our wisdom and capabilities, and engage in activities that nurture the creative spirit within.

This desire we hold within naturally magnetizes those of like-mind who hold similar visions. We reach a point where we evolve into an expanded state of awareness where we recognize the value in gathering with others to create additional momentum via collective efforts. Research has shown the significant impact that aligned groups have upon the resonance of reality. It is an important time in which to focus upon unified efforts that raise the frequency.


What does it mean to unite?

To unite means that you are joining forces with others to expand the field of potential and influence. Have you ever noticed the magical momentum that is created when you and a friend discuss efforts, events, and other initiatives that are focused upon your passions and joys? You align to the infinite stream of creativity that is available to all who seek it. Resources even begin to align and enable the manifestation of your ideas.  


What are the ways in which we can unite?

Uniting can be as simple as joining with another friend to explore the ways in which your efforts can complement one other. It can be a matter of sharing resources or seeking to expand your team, group, or activity to reach larger audiences. It can be gathering with those in your local area who have similar interests. It can even be on a global, or even galactic, scale as barriers are diminished, divisiveness dissolves, and we realize that many of us really are ONE and have a common goal.


What are the beneficial aspects of uniting?

Gathering in focused groups can sway the collective consciousness into a higher resonance. It can facilitate the exponential growth of awareness and influence to gently whisper words of societal and evolutionary change into the ears of humanity. It can create a unified wave of inspiration, empowerment, and possibility.


What barriers can limit unity?

Ownership, language barriers, geographic limitations, effort required, and self-interest can sometimes hinder the formation of unified efforts. With perseverance and clever approaches, the intention of uniting can still unfold in many ways. Continued focus and momentum can be carried forward, but the efforts need to be constantly nurtured.


How do I begin to unite with others?

Set the intention to unite with others, map out your goal and desired actions and outcomes, develop ways in which others can join you, create your vision board, and ask the universe and your Higher Self for continual assistance and alignment to the highest good.


Importance of uniting now

The current energetic intensity and rapidity of manifestation amplify the importance of staying focused upon the outcome you wish to create and energies with which you wish to align. Every thought and emotion join together in the fertile soil of expanded consciousness to build a reality around you. This dance of energy and intention influence the collective reality and fluidly shape existence in every moment. By refining your thoughts and emotions, you empower and magnify the frequency of reality to which you are aligned. We hold responsibility for steering the collective ship into the winds of potential, positivity, and possibility.    


Answering the call to unite

Within these intense energetic waves of transmutation arise clear upwellings of the desires of your soul to fulfill its mission and purpose. As we all align to our personal and unique contributions to the upliftment of the planet, we masterfully shape the energetic photons of possibility into an orchestra of unified and creative order. Collectively, we flow through the chaos to pave the way for evolutionary change.


Unity is contagious

As you explore what it personally means to you to unite in common efforts to embody a higher resonance of reality, your newfound momentum makes you eager to show others a better way. The energy field of possibility, empowerment, imagination, and freedom feel more available to you than ever, and you witness the rise of hope, faith, compassion, and equality in yourself, as well as in the collective. Others with similar intentions and visions will be attracted to the visions you hold for the future, which is actually here now.     


Your next steps and active intentions

With whom will you choose to resonate? To which reality do you choose to align? Maintain a vigilant focus upon your thoughts and emotions as the intensified energies flow into the atmosphere of the planet. Ride the waves, and release any negative, fear-based, or distracting streams of thought in the collective. Stay aligned to the higher frequency, and unite with others to anchor the inflow of higher potential energies that enable us to collectively co-create the pathway to a calm, focused, empowered, balanced, purposeful, and resolved reality.


Each morning, rise out of bed with the zeal of a renewed life and purpose and state the following (feel free to customize): 


“I AM NOW uniting in common purpose to uplift, inspire, and co-create the highest potential frequency of reality.”    


~ In humble gratitude,

Shawnna Donop

I hope this inspires you to explore the topic of unity. I encourage you to take some time and reflect upon the questions I have posed above. You might be surprised at the creativity it ignites within you! Discuss the topics with others, and watch your creativity expand and soar. Please feel welcome to share your insights in the comments below or on the Facebook page where you can share submittals to be included in the Unity Gallery.  Thanks in advance for contributing to the co-creation of a harmonic reality!


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Eternal Summer of the Soul

What feelings, thoughts, activities, and emotions arise when you think of summer? Does summer usually hold a positive connotation? Does it awaken a sense of playfulness and creativity within you?


If you imagine the feelings and thoughts of freedom, excitement, playfulness, relaxation, exploration, vacation, holiday, along with the carefree attitude of summer, do you ever wish you could live within that state of mind all year long? 


Well, it’s as easy as refining your mindset, attuning to the endless power of positive thought and creativity, and actively living as a child in the eternal summer of your soul.


Just writing this seems to have placed my awareness within the essence and beauty of fun, relaxation, possibility, and active creation. Did it happen to lift your mood or assist you in focusing your energy on actually making time to do something fun or creative?


How about this?  

  • I choose within every moment to look at the bright side and actively express feelings and attitudes of playfulness and freedom.
  • I choose to make the best of every situation.
  • I choose to turn boring activities into fun ones by stepping outside the confines of life’s routines and expectations.
  • I choose to celebrate the beauty and blessings that each new day of life brings to me.


With that in mind, I invite you to share your fun creations, drawings, paintings, songs, activities, or favorite images or quotes of summer.  


What do you like best about summer?


*Join me here* and submit your reflections
for inclusion in the gallery!


We are celebrating collaborative creations of beauty, joy, harmony, and playfulness! Want some ideas on how to align your creativity to the energy of summer fun?  Check out the suggestions below.


Spend ample time preparing your intentions and dreams to hold in your heart. 


Feel free to consider the following questions:

  • Offer gratitude for the blessings, celebrations, playfulness, and delight you currently have in your life!  
  • How do you wish to celebrate life this season? How do you wish to bring blessings and light-heartedness to others?
  • Are you scheduling ample time for fun, happiness, and play?
  • What intentions do you wish to set for the remainder of the year that allow you to maintain a fresh, optimist outlook?
  • What dreams do you continue to empower and wish to bring to fruition?
  • What burdens or completions do you wish to release to make space and allow energy for the fun time you wish to schedule on a regular basis?
  • What small actions will you take day to day to keep the spirit of fun alive in your life?
  • What gifts do summer seasons bring to you?


The Summer season offers a generous window of opportunity to bring a sense of PLAYFULNESS to all areas of your life. Let's celebrate the blessings that are ours to behold in the fullness of the summer sun.  


One final thought to ponder. How long has it been since you walked barefoot in the grass?


See you in the summer sun!  I invite you to share your summer blessings in the comments below. I am especially looking for some fun summer quotes.  Thanks in advance!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reviving Divine Virtues

As the early springtime approaches, it signifies a time of renewal, replenishment, and revival. I enjoy watching the fresh new growth on the trees and plants that laid dormant throughout the winter season. It brightens my mood as I welcome in the fresh new energy of the spring season.
An annual event that I always intend to participate in as often as I am able is International Women’s Day in early March. This year, I was contemplating what my focus might be as I decide how to participate and contribute.

As I pondered the ways in which we can all celebrate the women in our lives, I realized that several themes have been naturally formulating. They follow: 

  1.  The flow of creativity has placed an emphasis on the renewal of traditional and ceremonial gatherings of like-minded and inspired women in collaborative circles.
  2.  I feel a deep inspiration within my soul to assist in the revival of the feminine spirit by embodying Divine Virtues. It is in this way that we develop the strength, love, and power within to build a patient, confident, compassionate, and empowered self.   
  3.  By allowing our inner inspirations to be actively expressed through outlets, such as art, beauty, and song, we effectively harness, utilize, and gracefully direct the boundless creative energy and inspiration within us.

Intention plays an important role in the process as we each decide within ourselves how we wish to contribute to the celebration of what it means to be a woman.

The combination of the three factors above naturally arose and formulated into a celebration of women gathered together to create and celebrate the Divine Virtues we embody within.  

Rather than focusing on differences, we shall celebrate the qualities that we embody that bring us all together in recognition of the original beauty, grace, compassion, power, and wisdom that women have represented from the beginning.  

The inspiration for this year’s International Women’s Day (#IWD) event arises from the desire to create empowering, inspiring, and enlightening works of creativity and art that embody and exemplify the virtues of the Divine Feminine.

As more women cultivate and embrace this creative force within, their self-confidence and self-worth naturally expand and bloom to exude qualities of true empowerment. These creative expressions serve as an inspired voice for women across the planet who are ready to #BeBoldForChange and express themselves, their truths, and their virtues to build a strong sense of self-worth, confidence, collaboration, and abundance. 

A truly empowered, creative, compassionate, and courageous woman embodies the qualities of the Divine Feminine, including confidence, grace, strength, endless potential, gratitude, and abundance. Together, we can develop positive momentum aimed at recognizing the innate power within which is gracefully reflected into the world around us.

Ladies, you are welcome to join us! Learn more.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Count Your Blessings ~ Name Them One By One

{When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.}
~ Count Your Blessings Hymn


The “count your blessings” topic recently came up in a conversation I was having with my mom.  She was reminiscing about how she and her mom would sing this lovely and inspiring song in church when she was a young girl.  They would get dressed up each Sunday, and she would wear her nice dress and white gloves.  It was a song she would always remember and call upon in times of need.  I was not aware of it, so I wanted to learn more about it. I quickly found various versions of the song, and now it frequently holds a comforting space in my heart and mind on a daily basis.   


It provides a healthy reminder of the power of gratitude and its ability to transform every thought, feeling, and situation into one filled with positive potential and thankfulness.    


This was just the beginning of the synchronicities.


A couple of years ago, I found myself at a local symphony and choir performance of Handel’s Messiah at a local church.  I enjoyed it so much that I intended to visit future performances and did so again this year. Fortunately, this time, my mom was able to accompany us.  

Interestingly enough, I discovered that the venue (same location this year and in years past) just happened to be where she attended church as a young girl.  I just knew she had to join me this time.     

As we arrived and took our seats in the beautiful glowing space inside the church decorated with festive lights, Christmas trees, and holiday d├ęcor, the stained glass just glistened as we sat in our pew near the front row.  I saw the church hymnal in front of us and quickly located the song of interest.  It was in this very church that my mom would sing the “Count Your Blessings” hymn with her mom and family over 50 years ago. 


I took a snapshot of the song in the hymnal – which you can see here – and handed the book to my mom so she could recall all of the verses.  She was really touched, and a tear glistened in her eye as she acknowledged the recollection of the story she shared with me about the hymn.


I am pleased to share the song with you in hopes that it might bring inspiration to you and help nourish you with never-ending gratitude as you flow through another beautiful year full of little miracles like these. 


Happy synchronicities! I encourage you to begin the new year by focusing on all of the things in your life for which you are grateful. 

Enjoy the “Count Your blessings” verses below.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
*Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]


Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.


When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—*money cannot buy [*wealth can never buy]
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


I also invite you to sing along with these video versions.


Count Your Blessings



Blessings to you and your family in this coming year that will be filled with many miracles!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The World Merges into ONE

We align our intentions and focus upon that which is important to each of us as individuals. For me, it is one thing. For you, it is another.

We each share a piece of our personal puzzle and consciously (or subconsciously) contribute to the overall mindset, attitude, and behavior of humanity.  We choose what to share with others, and we choose what to energize and attract to ourselves.


When faced with a choice to support this way or that way, we align to the ideals that we perceive as being in accordance with what we deem to be our priorities.


What if ~ underneath it all ~ they really are the same visions, hopes, and dreams?


Does the future hold separation and division, or does it pave the way for greater opportunities to practice unconditional peace and compassion for every situation, place, and soul?

Are there greater possibilities that exist in the landscape of collaboration? Shall a new respectful environment be seamlessly created by our loving intentions to lift up one another and recognize the beauty within every soul? Will we support that which brings forth the reverence, respect, and Divine right for every living being to be comforted by feelings of safety, support, prosperity, and well-being?


If you had a blank slate, what would you choose to place upon it?

We are all collective stewards of the human race, and we have the ability to empower and facilitate the return to a harmonious and peaceful society.    


Since we are all reflections of each other, there is not a possibility to be ostracized for being human. This beautiful planet provides a home for each of us and unites us all in life regardless of our perception of externality.


We are all brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, children, and grandparents, and we can all recognize the desire within each of us to bring out the best in ourselves and others to ensure a bright future for all upon the planet.   


We move forward with the ability to envision that which we see to be of the highest good.  For when we align to the immense collective energy of positive potential and possibility….well, how can it be otherwise?

~ I invite you to share YOUR vision in the comments below!


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Sunday, September 18, 2016

You Saved a Soul

Each Monday evening in a beautiful and little known location, a kind, compassionate, and dedicated group of people gather together.


Among a peaceful and beautiful setting, complete with the dancing and glistening of lit candles throughout the space, as well as many tributes to spiritual mentors, such as Mother Mary, the Archangels, and many other representations of Holy guidance, a deep sense of peace permeates the area.


All cares, worries, and doubts are set aside as all participants, volunteers, friends, and family members enter a deep sea of calm.


Intentions are aligned as the participants offer kindness, forgiveness, love, and compassion to every soul in the world and to Mother Earth.


An additional offering of comfort is available to those willing to receive an optimization of the energetic centers of the body. Stress, emotional hardship, injury, disease, and the trials of daily life can hinder our natural connection to the flow of Divine light.  Tailored assistance provides relief and facilitates the return to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.


Many times, the participants receive such a relief that they return on a regular basis to continue to strengthen their mental, emotional, and physical bodies.  Often, life transformations happen before our very eyes. It seems that as people are ready to facilitate a major shift in their life, they seek a catalyst that can assist in that process.  Many find their way to this type of encouragement, healing, and support.  


Those of us who return each Monday in service to the community might not always be aware of the impact that we could potentially have on the lives of others. We just proceed with a kind, loving, and compassionate heart in hopes that we can assist others in some small way.


Every now and then, we receive beautiful confirmations that our volunteer work is important, appreciated, and beneficial to many. 


Such an experience came into my awareness recently as one of our frequent attendees, who had undergone a major transformation, returned to share some updates. Lots of opportunities were arriving in their life, and they were sharing the news with a whole new level of optimism and zest for life.


We giggled about my suggestion for them to make time for fun activities that bring joy, such as getting a brand new set of crayons and a flashy new coloring book to occupy the mind with creative focus. It seems to have worked!


They also shared how much they appreciated our support, encouragement, and gift of healing. We just stated that we are most grateful to be instruments for the guidance, healing, and comfort that are freely available from the Universe.  


They then stated without reservation, “You saved a soul.”


I was taken aback.  I knew that the sessions had been helpful to offer comfort.  I knew that a shift was taking place in their personal sense of worth.  I knew that they were feeling better equipped to manage their anxiety. I just had not realized the severity of their lack of enthusiasm for life.    


In moments like this, I feel a deep welling within my soul to grieve for those in such pain and sorrow. However, this emotion is quickly overcome by the feeling of excitement, possibility, and reverence for the magnificent power of love, compassion, kindness, and joy, that can still reach deep within a person’s soul, tap them on shoulder, and remind them,


“You are never alone. You are loved and cherished. Your life matters!”


I just wish to offer gratitude for all of the events that have transpired in my life to bring me to this point of being in service to those in need.  The rewards are immeasurable.  I also wish to thank each of you for being the kind, supportive, and compassionate person that you are. 


You just never know when your smile, your compliment, your assistance, or your words of encouragement might just end up saving a soul.


Take a moment to think of the ways in which you can positively impact someone’s life today. It could mean much more to them than meets the eye.


This blog post is dedicated to my beautiful family of volunteers (and ALL of those in the world who are involved in such activities) who have decided to support others as an offering of love. You are appreciated! I invite you to leave a comment, a reflection, or even a quick description of how you might uplift others ~ knowingly or unknowingly. J

The beautiful glowing guardian at the entrance.



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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bubbles of Potential

With the recent intensity in the geomagnetic activity arriving on the planet from the direction of the sun, I felt it might be helpful to share a recent experience I had.


If you are somewhat sensitive to the energies that arrive, you might feel an intensity on the inside, an anxiety, an invisible pressure that weighs on you and makes you feel “amplified” as these geomagnetic storms and CMEs (coronal mass ejections) occur.


Some people can even sense the heightened stream of cosmic energy before the alerts of an incoming storm are issued. Many of you probably do, as well, but you are uncertain of the origin of these heightened emotions or uneasiness within you.


I was feeling the need to find a creative way to receive, incorporate, absorb, integrate, and be playful with these energies. Experts use the term “grounding” to describe the process of assimilating this energy within your physical, mental, and emotional bodies. If you image that you are a conductor of electricity, it is advisable to have a grounding source to keep you from short-circuiting.  


{My recent “Feeling Frazzled? Be the Tree” blog post offers some simple and helpful tips for doing exactly this ~ as the trees do. Also, a side effect of the energies is that they can uproot remnant emotions and experiences that are ready to be healed and released. Read my blog post, “Build Strength and Resilience through Stillness” for assistance in this area.}  


At the beginning of this week, I decided to get creative since these blasts of energy carry possibility and potential with them, and I can create anything my imagination will allow. I first entered into a calm state of awareness, and I set the intention to utilize these creation energies in a positive way.  I was envisioning the cosmic light flowing into me, and I was absorbing the energy and creating bubbles of potential for me and the entire planet.


I eased the intensity and allowed myself to be a channel for the energy of potential that carries your bubble of possibility. I felt the energy lighten, and in my imagination, I saw bubbles floating all around me – just waiting to be informed, inspired, gathered, intended, molded, created, directed, and utilized by you.


The bubbles were infinite. They consciously and positively reacted to my intent to assist others in a creative way, and they flowed even more readily….like a bubble fountain! 


The previous feelings of excited awareness transformed into a light, cheerful flow of creativity, like a child’s playtime. I began seeing flowers popping up from the ground. It was like a celebration of life was occurring.  

If I hand you a bubble of potential, what shall you do with it?


Remember, it represents unlimited potential, therefore, it has no limits, bounds, or constraints.


Your imagination can provide the endless creativity that will allow you to make your own magic and miracles.


Are you ready to begin?


The incoming cosmic energies are here for you to integrate and actively use in a creative, optimistic, and fulfilling way.  Release all constraint and limiting beliefs and create some of your own magic today!


Bubbles of potential

Floating in and around your awareness

To create magic and mold miracles as you wish


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I’d like to thank Kati Kelo (Magical Goddess) for her inspiration to actually write a quick blog post about this. I was just going to share a quick summary, but somehow it blossomed into this creative expression as a result of her encouragement! She posed the question, “What actions can I take today to bring about the most fulfilling reality for me and for all the good that I AM?”

Give it a shot and see what you create. J

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