Monthly Archives: June 2012

Miracle 7: “A Feast Within”

Miracle 7 of Krista’s “30 Days of Miracles 2012” Series.

Today I am sitting on a piece of black garden fabric, rolled out, in the farthest part of my yard. As some of you may know, my yard has been transformed recently with an in-ground pool. The rest of my yard is a bit of a “wasteland” as my son pointed out, once a clover grass and wildflower garden, the grass and garden were composted back into the soil, and more dirt was laid on top. I am sitting upon the last strips of clover looking out toward the house and pool.

before

This morning I felt parched, like the plants and flowers I plucked out of that garden and transplanted into pots. They lay their heads wistfully on the hard stucco of our house, waiting for a new home. And I am feeling the cool earth again over here, and am getting bitten by mosquitos.  It is kind of like camping in my own yard.

My friend yesterday reminded me of something important.  He knew my garden had been “let go of”, and now I was awaiting the new. A new vision of what could be.  I felt incapable of coming up with anything, and felt overwhelmed by the magnitude (we have 3/4 acre lot).  I was planning to just transport those pots and put them back in the same fashion, only smaller this time. More manageable.  I had a bird feeder that would go in the middle, just like before. My old heart garden, only shrunken.  Something about this didn’t sit well – but I didn’t know it.

wildflower garden

Miraculously, he said, “That’s not you. You need softness. I see wild grasses, maybe a rock in the middle for meditation, more like a meadow. No hard plants. Just waving grasses, butterflies. You need softness.”

BINGO.

He got it.

My “hard-scapes” of the pool, the cement pathway, the deck, were all hard, solid, “structured”, permanent. But I yearned for swaying grass and trees, butterflies and bees. I needed LIFE to come back to me. Oh, and he heard it. I was quenched instantly by the desire to make this vision come to be. And yet, I knew, it would take time.

“This garden will be forever.  It will never end.” 

THAT was the promise I needed to hear.

Oh, Thank God, for good friends who “see” beyond our own pale ears.  Who can feel our pain and quench our thirst in one sentence. 

Thank God for trees and room to breathe. For forgiveness for what was, and what is yet to be.

 

new

I am still getting bitten by mosquitoes. But now my dog is laying next to me, rolling and playing and surveying his great new domain.  Somehow, I don’t mind the wait now. I am in great company.

Amen.

 

 

Miracle 6: “Answering the Call”

Miracle 6 in Krista’s “30 Days of Miracles 2012” Series.

I was just going about my business, worrying about business, thinking of how I should be doing things and why I’m not doing them that way – when I got a “Grace Interrupt”.  A call for help.  One person raised their hand and said “I need help. Please, help me.”

If you are listening, here is my honest response to your question.

It is a war in the mind.  I have been battling for some time. You are not alone in your struggle to be free. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with this in some way. You may be alone, or feel alone, but you are not. I have been on calls and in workshops and I know based on what comes back to me that I am not alone in my “dis-ease”.  Fear is a collective problem, and loneliness, too.  It cannot be solved alone. It has to be healed, together.

Peace is possible, but it always comes with connection. You have to take the first step.

But that doesn’t solve your problem, does it?

What does?  Hearing this from a friend…

I love you

I believe in you

I want you to be happy

I’m here for you

You are safe

You will never be lonely again

There are people who understand who can help

I’m one of them

I want you to find your way

What do you need?

What are you missing?

How can I help?

I’ll give you encouragement

I’ll invite you over

I’ll listen

Don’t give up

You’re not alone

It’s going to be OK

You are enough

 

I am sending you love. I know I am not the only one who will, as others see this, and send theirs too. Your miracle is going to happen.  It is waiting for you.

Much love,

Krista

Miracle 5: “Cradled Truth”

Miracle 5 of Krista’s “30 Days of Miracles 2012”

Cradled truth in crackling

brilliance like an

egg broken through

the tiny bird with

weak legs –

soul-stirred – loved –

cared for –

flapless –

Fly

feed you, keep

you safe and dry –

encourage you –

believe in your

greatness –

give you my

Faith

speed you on your

Way

dispel your weakness

as

Keeper of the Flame.

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What longs for you? What do you long for? What calls your Name?  I am here to bear light for you as Keeper of the Flame.

The Miracle Is You

10 Ways to Transform from Fear to Love

This is an article I wrote as Miracle 4 for my “30 Days of Miracles” trekkers.  

We all get scared. That’s why there are so many ways to solve it. I have compiled my favorites into one convenient place.  Pick what strikes you, or write your own. Then put them on your wall!

 

1. SING, HUM, DANCE. That’s right. Nothing like looking silly to get you out of your head and into the present. Singing and humming short circuits negative thought and connects you to your spirit, bringing you into balance with renewed energy.  If you want to really lift your spirits, do a little jig, flash mob dance or mambo!  No one has to see. And if they do, who cares? Maybe someone will join you!

 

 

2. JUMP IN! 

Geronemoooh!

Geronemoooh!

 

3. WRITE IT DOWN.  All of it. Everything going on in your head until you feel a slight twinge of hope, a feeling of an “answer”, even a breakthrough.  Even if you write down a few words of gratitude to end your thought, you will feel slightly better that you vented, got it out, and invited something good in.  Journaling is a sacred act. You are talking “to” something, whether it is yourself, an imaginary friend or a higher power

Krista writing in California

Krista writing in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. TELL SOMEONE YOU TRUST Vent to another – a friend, therapist, support person. Ask for guidance, support, or just a listening ear without judgment. Talk or cry it out. Receive praise, clarity, love.  Baring your soul to another person or in a circle is a sacred act of trust.  Your vulnerability, when poured out in a safe place, in a safe relationship, will transform your heart and mind (and the world!

California Santa Maria Day 2 020

 

5. PRAY/Steve praying for more beerMEDITATE. Light a candle. Unburden yourself. Let the “income” flow through your breathe and feel your body and mind calm. Inspiration may come to resolve it. If not, have a bath, or curl up in bed. The light will come. Sometimes all you need is to detach and rest.

 

 

 

6. TAKE ACTION.  Make a promise you’re going to do something about it. If not right now, when? Make that call, pay the bills, whatever it is. Just do it as soon as possible and be done. Cross it off your list. Take the next step. You’ll feel instant relief like a plane that finally has lift off!

 

7. GO FOR A SENSORY WALK.  Walking or moving meditations out in nature can lead you back to the centre of yourself. Ask a question. Then listen. See, smell, hear, touch, FEEL. Let the answers come to you, spill into you. Be cradled in what is, and let go of what is not. Your mood will be lifted, with sunlight, wind, sea or storm. Immerse yourself and be transformed.

8. FIND A MORE POWERFUL THOUGHT. Start where you are. Don’t fight yourself. Just reach a little higher. The more positive and hopeful (yet still believable) words & feelings you can reach for, the higher your spirits will rise.  You will know when you’ve hit it: You will feel it in your body!  Try a new “I AM” statement. E.g.  From “I am nervous/afraid…” to:    “I am capable and strong. I Will figure this out.” 

 

9. LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE.  If you can’t “get it” right now, give it.  Try your best to give love and joy to another. Trust that the universe has something good to move through you, and that you are good, no matter how badly you feel.  Give a little, and the whole world will smile on you. The miracle is in realizing you are the same as everybody else. You are not alone. Everybody needs love. When you give, you receive. That is the miracle of love.

 

 

10. GO FROM SCARED INTO  S-A-C-R-E-D. It doesn’t take much to realize how holy you are. When you feel scared, look for something sacred to focus on. It could be a religious symbol, a hopeful sign in nature, an animal, a child, or your own innocence.  Wear your holy crown for a day, knowing you are safe and protected, deserving and loved.  Communicate with angels. Trust you are not alone. The sacred is within you, always accessible, always loving. Nothing can take that away from you.

 

 

Krista Moore is a professional actress, prolific writer and published author, and featured speaker/host/facilitator, dedicated to authentic self-expression and spiritual transformation.  She is the creator of “Evolutionary Woman” Workshops and Circles in Toronto and worldwide, and “30 Days of Miracles”.

 

Copyright ©2012 Krista Moore

 

Miracle 3: “Letting Go of Fear”

Here is my confessional booth. STEP RIGHT UP! 🙂  Oh, pardon me, that’s me in line – looks like I’m going first.

 

Part of my journey has always been laden with fear. People often look surprised at me in my workshops when I own my fear. They may think if someone is stepping out into their greatness and shining a light, that there is no darkness going on inside. Well, there is in mine! All the time.  That is one of the most confusing and humbling parts of my journey. Each time I step out, I don’t think I can do it. Or I know I can, but it scares the *&^%$ bejeezus out of me.

What makes me sane, when I step out and do something I’ve never done before, is keeping it real with the people I love, and even the new people I am learning to love who may or may not love me. That’s scary!  Looking out at those faces and having no clue what any of them are thinking, yet opening my mouth and ‘spilling the beans’ – the good, the bad and the ugly – is a huge leap of faith. Vulnerability.

I wish there were an easier way. And believe me, I pray. But there isn’t. You  just have to do it anyway.  I love Susan J. Jeffers’ book, “Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway” and Gerry G. Jampolsky’s “Love is Letting Go of Fear”.  These books are part of the reason I stepped into acting.  As well as my husband, who kept believing in me in spite of my fears and insecurities!  I would lie awake at night nervous before every gig, no matter how many I got. Every day was new, different somehow.  Each opportunity stretched me a little further to grow. And when I stopped growing, I knew it was time to move on to the next challenge.

That’s the weird part about me. If I’m not a bit nervous (or terrified) about something, I go a little crazy. I have to be doing something new, creating something exciting out of the ethers.  (And then I’m kicking myself for putting myself through so much change!) But each time I do, there is inevitably a moment like this one:

Staring into a circle of women, their faces soft and lit with light, love, giggles or tears. Broken open by what we are doing there.  I feel so in love with all of them, with the process of creation, with sharing, with their vulnerability, with caring. I feel broken open, too. My heart is full. Filled with gratitude. I have done this, and yet, I have not done this. I allowed it. It flowed through me. I gave my best. And they – they gave their all, too.

Isn’t life a miracle?

 

Here is an AUDIO: The 3 Layers of Letting Go I prepared for my women’s circle that I would like to share with you. It is all about the miracles of letting go: letting go of fear, and allowing the love, light and flow of something new.

I hope you enjoy it and let the miracle come through you!

Thanks for listening.

Krista

The Miracle Is You

 

Confession booth open 24/7 in the Comments field below. What fears nag you? And what miracles have seen you through?

MIRACLE 2: “Miracle Song”

Today’s post began with 3 questions:

“What is a miracle?”

“When is a miracle?”

“Why is a miracle?”

Let’s see what comes by letting miracles in.

You can’t plan a miracle.  As much as I may try to plan for one, pray for one, expect one, the miracle has something else in mind.

Our asking and receiving are different.  I have never ventured far from the mind to receive a miracle. The miracle is inside me. If anything, something comes through me, changes me, from the inside out, and moves through other people too, like a gust of wind welcome that clears away dead fall leaves, or that blows the water about, stirring the bottom and causing the fish to scatter and cocoon.

Sometimes the miracle falls on you like rain, or a mist from above, causing a thickness to swell, unseen, covering your eyes which long to see, and releases your inner vision, awareness, self-esteem.

Sometimes the miracle surprises you like a cat that jumps out of the bushes, or a steam train whistle like distant memory, recalling you to you happier times, when you were the miracle, too.  Tears may fall, loss may be felt first.

Sometimes you have to get down on your knees to hear it, feel it.  There is something truly cathartic and miraculous about ‘spilling your beans’.  Like Jack & the Beanstalk, your adventure grows from those magic beans.  Telling the truth, wishing for lies, wishing for the story to turn, for something to rescue you.

Sometimes the monster is inside you, too. A giant WHY comes crashing down like thunder, a surprise.  An unexpected guest in Rumi’s house.

Lightning by Matt McGee

But then – out of the closet you come, running down the miracle bean stalk, or catching that run-away train, or flying backward on the street only to see it’s a tiny kitten asking for milk and a gentle pet from you.

The miracle is inside you, the question and the answer combined. It is reckless abandon, throw off the covers, run ten miles in the rain. It is also cottage country thunder and loon song comforting you.

Cast your miracle into the water. See what comes and tugs at your heart line.  What miracle breaks through the open sky – what washes through, causing laughter, tears or surprise.

Sometimes the miracle Is You. You answer the call of others.  You become the miracle-worker, working on a team of light. The night falls and the stars in heaven shine.  Fall down all around the shoulders of the mundane and the sublime.

Whatever the miracle is, you shudder. You realize. YOU come Alive.

Another adventure. Another call. On a long train of wonder, on a path of never-put-asunder.

We are all connected, picture perfect. Right on time.

I don’t know where the miracle begins or ends, but the miracles have begun.

 

 

What is your crackling like rain miracle today? Can you find it? Let it come. Let it surprise you. Be open to the miracles lying all around you. Open your inner eye, your inner ear. Hear the miracle inside of you. Write your miracles below!

 The Miracle Is You

 

MIRACLE 1: “A New Day”

I awake this morning and stand on my deck facing a giant hole in my backyard.  Piles of dirt and gravel lay before my eyes… 

But what do I see?

Krista’s Morning

Light. Miracles. Happiness.

I host (and toast) to it with my chocolate Vega drink.  It is morning and I am awake. I am at peace. It has been a long journey – and it hasn’t yet begun.

I am excited. For you, for me, for all who will be touched by this “30 Days of Miracles” trek. I feel as if we are taking our bags on a pilgrimage across foreign lands, yet we all remember, like a chorus breaking through.

Oh yes! This is it.  “30 Days of Miracles”.  Ironically, without expectation, free…  This is the way it should be. At least, for me.

I hope you will join me, in word, spirit or deed.  Feel free to Write to me.  Or follow me on twitter @KristaMooreLive. And if you are in the “group” (Join me), you know where to find me.  If you are not, I am right here with you. Always. Thank you for being here, in whatever capacity.

A new day is born within you.  I have courage, faith, trust, hope and love. Nothing else. I can’t wait to explore it, deliver it, feel it, Know it. Pour it over you.

 

LOVE BEING HERE – on this NEW DAY with YOU!

 

What is new within you? What is asking to be born?  What miracles are percolating within you? Can you hear them, can you listen?  

 

Krista Moore is a professional actress, prolific writer and published author, and featured speaker/host/facilitator, dedicated to authentic self-expression and spiritual transformation.  She is the creator of “Evolutionary Woman” Workshops and Circles in Toronto and worldwide, and “30 Days of Miracles”.

The Miracle Is You

Copyright ©2012 Krista Moore

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