Saturday, February 29, 2020

A Message from the Sunflower


Sunflower Rising




If you know me you know I LOVE sunflowers! It's my favorite summer flower!


I'm a summer baby so everything the season brings I am deeply connected to, specifically The Sun!


If you have read or know about my children's book, Hello Sun Moon and Stars, then you see how deeply I resonate to the sun. I am The Sun which is one of the characters in the book. This book was inspired by my life journey. It was birthed from deep reflection of gratitude to the Universe for creating life's ups and downs for me to have two very important people in my life who would anchor my growth into realizing and remembering who I am...what is my mission here on earth. 


These two gifts from the Universe are my daughter, The Moon, and my husband, The Star.




Sunflowers: 

The symbolism of a sunflower is faith, devotion, trust and loyalty to something MUCH bigger and brighter than themselves. The sunflower is directly aligned to receive the sun's nourishment. It is also associated then with spiritual knowledge...growing as you seek the light to anchor in wisdom and truth.







Why am I writing about sunflowers now? What inspired me?

I am part of this beautiful author group on Facebook and an illustrator had a wonderful idea! The idea was to pair her illustrations - which is a very unique and amazing style may I add - with a short poem or piece of writing by an author. She wanted to create and collaborate with authors for her blog. I believe in rising together and this idea made my heart dance! Why? Because I immediately saw her sunflower emoji and that was it! She lives in Europe and I in the USA but our connection came forth through the sunflower!

I am grateful for her idea which then connected us which then inspired me to reflect and write this blog. Thank you, Chloe!

I want to share her link here: Chloe Lights

And this is her beautiful sunflower art paired with my simple A Message from the Sunflower writing piece. 



Sunflower Illustration by Chloe Lights

We RISE together!
Thank you for reading!

Love,
Shalini 
@SacredScribe


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2020 Declaration and Intention


Happy New Year!
Thank you for reading what is my first official blog post in the new decade. The act of writing has opened many creative projects – from being someone who LOVES to journal to becoming a published author for the first time in 2016.
To continue with the creative life force energy to help serve myself, my family, the communities and the world, I am making a declaration and intention to blog. There! I said it out loud to the Universe!
This declaration to the Universe and deep intention of my heart is my anchor to show up, step up and share my heart and soul with you.
My 2020 Word of the Year chose me perfectly: 















LEAP???? My 2019 Word of the Year was BLOOM and I have to confidently say, the Universe conspired to ensure that I did indeed bloom by the end of the year. How I enter a new year – a new time of celebration – a new beginning – is super important to me.
I have a New Year’s Eve ritual in my home where I clean the house, all laundry is done and organized, bedsheets are clean, and all bills are paid!
Once I have all the things in the house done, then I sit in meditation for quiet time to listen to my heart’s deepest dreams; for a chance to commune with Spirit. In my meditation, the word LEAP came forth.
LEAP symbolizing:
Level Up
Elevate
Amplify
Play FULL OUT
















All I feel when I read the above is that I am being asked to step WAY out of my comfort zone this year. The world I am entering as an author, speaker, heart activator and teacher is mostly unknown territory. I first started on this mysterious path 12 years ago. I have been learning along the way. The teachings have taken me through unknown territory into a world which feels deeply known to me. I feel the energy of LEAP is asking me to step into ME 2.0…LEAP is asking me to have a bigger vision for who I am and why I am here.
As I am writing this I am feeling both apprehensive to what this exactly means for me…what this can actually look like for my life…AND tremendous excitement that I want to JUMP (or LEAP) up for joy…waiting for the opportunities to magically unfold and welcoming the people who will enter this new space with whom I will be exploring, discovering and playing with to change the world.
After LEAP chose me in meditation, I grabbed my journal and wrote and wrote and wrote!
As a result, from my New Year’s Eve ritual, I woke up to the new year with CLARITY, FOCUS, ORGANIZATION, CLEANLINESS AND ABUNDANCE!
I had to express it all – my meditation and journaling practice - creatively. The below is what poured out of me.






































What do you think? THIS makes my head spin! I can’t believe I am going to declare this…I AM EXTREMELY EXCITED AND READY!
What does the year possibly look like for you? Have you had the chance to tune into your heart’s wishes?
Happy 2020 to you! Isn’t it interesting that this year is also a LEAP year??


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Women Who Influence...the Journey continues...WHY?


Why the book Women Who Influence?

Because this series is a movement!  Notice the initials of the titles?  W.W.I.?  This is by NO means a ‘war’ of power or control…this is a ‘war’ or movement for the rise of the divine feminine.

As most of you know by now – I see everything as the work of the goddesses.  This is no different.

This book, Women Who Influence, is the third in the series.  The first book in the series is called Women Who Ignite.  The second book in the series is called Women Who Inspire. 

This is how I see Goddess energy unfolding in this series:

Goddess Durga                  Goddess Lakshmi           Goddess Saraswati






Women Who Ignite – Goddess Durga


The women authors in this book IGNITE the burning fire of passion ALL women possess.  I see this fire energy in the solar plexus chakra – in the abdomen area – our center of power where we are able to access our fiery but graceful warrior self.

Women Who Inspire – Goddess Lakshmi

Moving this fire energy up to our heart center – our center of love where we are able to access self-love, love for others, hope and forgiveness.
The women authors in this book INSPIRE all women reading their stories by giving them hope, by allowing them to pursue their passion, by giving permission to pursue the dream.  This requires a lot of love for ourselves.  We need to take the time to nurture our passion.  We need to feed our dream.  We need to love ourselves deeply not to self-criticize or self-judge. 
Women Who Influence – Goddess Saraswati
When our passion is lit and we nurture our dream then what is left for us is to take inspired action. And this is where Women Who Influence – my heart – steps in. 
The energy from our heart chakra now moves into our throat chakra.  The throat is our center of creativity and expression…it’s how we desire to show up in the world.  
In this book we, the authors, show (or INFLUENCE) you – that your dream is possible.  How any challenge you might be facing is temporary if you choose it to be so.  All 30 of us women share how our challenges turned into growth which then led to opportunity. 
I believe in womanhood – in sisterhood – in the rise of the divine feminine – in goddess energy – whatever you want to call it – a community or better yet, a world where women rise together because of the love, encouragement and support we, as women, naturally possess within.  It's what we do!  

This book presented a beautiful opportunity to extend my sisterhood with 29 other beautiful women around the globe.

All of my beautiful co-authors and I BELIEVE in YOU! 
Your passion matters...your dream matters…it’s all POSSIBLE!