Affirmation, Gratitude and JakePetunia

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) love the feeling that I am connected at the heart with every person on this planet. When each heart starts pumping it is ignited by a force that is still unexplainable and the exact same energy fires every heart whatever the skin, fur or shell is on the outside of the body. Connecting to the life force that starts my heart is what my hope is when I am meditating or offering the reflexology/reiki sessions it is my pleasure to share. It is when doing the distance reiki sessions that it is my joy to witness the spiritual connection shared by us all. How by going into a deep state of meditation, visualizing the person in front of me that I am able, to imagine the client receiving a session, as if the person is right in front of me and the person receives the same relief as if they were actually in front of me. How without the life spark my earthly body would just be a limp noodle. Tonight I have renewed gratitude for the spark that animates my being. Thank you for having a spark inside you tonight. Thank you for caring for and fanning your inner fire.  :~)

an image with a background that is almost black in the centre of the image is a human brain connected to a heart

When my heart and head agree there is peace in my entire being. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to go and see my friend Jake Petunia after he transformed back to pure energy and before he was buried, I bravely petted his cold furry body but he did not respond, I poked him like I was a little child hoping he would wake up but he stayed still, for the first time ever, not even his stump of a tail wagged, for the lessons our furry friends teach us about greeting our friends with enthusiasm, enjoying life, savouring the same food every day and even calmly embracing death with a courageous heart and for getting to witness the way my friend Sarah Wilson and her family are grieving their four legged guardian angel, we picked flowers from Jake’s yard for his ceremony and he will be buried with other doggy and kitty friends, at the home of a cherished soul sister of Sarah’s. Thank you for joining me in rejoicing life today. Thank you for grieving your loved ones transformations with a courageous heart. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a white and brown dog running on the beach in the picture none of his feet are toucing the earth there is a human in the far background perhaps a friend of Jake's

My friend Jake Petunia have a fun day at the beach. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and Pirags

To create in your heart a smile here is the vlog that goes with yesterday’s affirmation and what I am grateful for, may you feel lighter after watching my vlog.

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) am willing to give up being guilty. It feels as if there is a part of me that has in the past needed to be guilty, starting this day forward, when ever I catch myself being guilty I will feel through is this just a habitual feeling from my inner child or is this situation really call for me to be guilty? From this day forward I give myself permission to take care of me from a place of innocence, because it is up to me and me alone to take care of my heart first, then I draw to me people who are capable of caring for themselves and others. I am a Spiritual Being having a Mortal Experience so it is vital that I care for my body temple on a daily basis. I matter. I practice self compassion so that I am a capable of being understanding when my ears hear the stories of the people in my life. I am willing to accept that deep in my core I am innocent. Thank you for your precious time. Thank you for believing in yourself. I Love YOU. :~)
I love this image from The Grief Toolbox

an image of the sea and sky meeting on a partly sunny, partly cloudy sunset with words written across the picture Part of grief is the loss of innocence, the loss of the certainty that everything will always be as it has been. :~)

Praying for my innocence to be restored has been helpful on the journey to healing my heart of grief. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to make Pirags, Cinnamon Buns, and Caraway Buns yesterday with the tutelage of Robert Cerins’ parents Bob and Vija, as a life long friend of Robert’s named James wanted to learn how to make the pirags, so I got Robert’s parents to agree to advise us and I made the pirags with the help of James, Bob, Vija, Jacque, and even Robert Cerins rolled out a bit of dough, it was a terrific day, for getting to eat the food that I helped to create yesterday, the crispy bacony flavour of the Pirags, the yummy cinnamon buns (even though the wheat usually causes me to have eczema, the tastes, texture and tummy satisfaction was worth what ever eczema may appear) and for getting more than 100 images ready to go on to Robert Cerins web site so that for the 3rd Annniversary of Robert Cerins Original Earrings we will be selling a great selection of Robert’s hand painted earrings online which is a dream come true. Thank you for being a part of my day today. Thank you for using your creative talent wisely. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of Pirags, Latvian Bacon Buns dough filled with ham, bacon and onions then baked to golden perfection

In the three bowls are Pirags Latvian Bacon Buns that my mother-in-law has been making for decades. The leftover dough I made into caraway buns and cinnamon rolls.


Affirmation, Gratitude and Laughter

Here is my Vlog that goes with today’s affirmation and gratitude my you laugh, feel joy or just think of what you are grateful for while you witness my gratitude.

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today to be patient in all situations. When I am standing in line at the grocery store I have a choice to enjoy being in line, to pass the time while in the line, by speaking to the people behind me who are also waiting in the line. Each moment of my life is an opportunity to live lightly, to breathe easily and to connect to the heart of the person nearest to me. At the times I am patient in the moment the moment is a breeze. My time lingering in the line is an opportunity to check in with my heart to see how my heart feels the day is going. Each second of my life is another chance to witness how my life will improve by me being willing to be patient. Then when people recognize that I was patient, I share my little truth that patience is free and I usually cause in the person a small laugh. Thank you for the moments you were here with me today. Thank you for creating some laughter in your life today. I Love You. :~)

a black and white and red image of three cartoon people with red hearts and the words Patience ...Means Waiting With A Happy Heart

Being patient is fun, rewarding and easy once you practice being patient for awhile. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to receive an Ayurvedic hot oil massage from angelic Asrael Zemenick of Ananda Ayurveda, Asrael poured hot oil on my body then she rubbed the oil into my skin until I was a serene greasy mess, which feels heavenly, for getting to be a part of the Duncan Farmers Market yesterday, we got to see lots of friends, sell some earrings, it was a dry day which was perfect for the market and Robert Cerins parents came out to the market to see is which is always a treat and for getting dinner made for me by Robert Cerins lovely parents after the farmers market yesterday, it was perfect to stop by their home to share some True Grain Bread from Cowichan Bay and get treated to a yummy home cooked meal, with the best company ever. Thank you for being here with me today. Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for with me. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a lady standing in a vendor tent surrounded by earrings and pendants that are hand painted

I love getting to be in our booth at the duncan farmers market. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and Thinking

Here is yesterdays Vlog #35 Affirmation, Gratitude and Thinking may you feel laughter in your tummy and a smile on your face from watching my vlog. Blessings,

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) spend some time today thinking about, what I think about. My thoughts create the feelings in my body, my feelings create chemicals in my body that can heal me or harm me. It is important for me be conscious of my emotions so that my emotions are under the wise direction of my intuitive heart. When I approach my life as if I am an enlightened spiritual being, it is easier for me to see the similarities in each person, who elicits an emotional response from my heart. At the times when I focus on the similarities in myself and others, my heart stays connected in the situation which increases the chances of a win/win outcome, which is my dream. It is within my power to increase the peace on our planet by being peaceful. Thank you for helping me create a wave of peacefulness today. Thank you for listening to your wise emotions. I Love You.  :~)

an image od a dark haired lady with a blue and whote shirt all around her are 6 faces expressing different emotions to remind us to listen to our emotions

When I listen to my emotions I feel connected to my heart, which causes me to feel secure.

Today I am grateful for getting to share my passion for affirmations and self empowerment for a second time in one week to a group of about 10 people who have all immigrated to Canada just like me, at the Cowichan Intercultural Society, it fulfills my goal of cheering up the planet when I get to share the power of affirmations, for us getting in 3,000 new niobium ear wires and 1,000 new niobium jump rings so that Robert and I will be ready for the 5 Christmas Shows we are doing and to get the stores that sell our Original Earrings filled up for all the Holiday shoppers and for getting to be have a booth at the Duncan Farmers Market tomorrow on a Saturday that is supposed to be cloudy and dry, as the last three Saturdays have been really wet. Thank you for being here on earth with me. Thank you for finding something in your life to be grateful for. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of 9 niobium ear wires in all nine colours of niobium light blue, teal blue, dark blue, green, pink, purple, yellow, bronze and silvere,

Using 100% Niobium ear wires for Robert Cerins Original Earrings makes wearing our earring a soothing experience. :~)

an image of multicoloured niobium jump rings sitting mixed up in a pile

Niobium Jump Rings are a colourful addition to Original Earrings. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and Sustainability

Here is yesterdays Vlog #34 may you feel a bit of laughter in your tummy watching my video today.


Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like)
have a responsibility to leave this planet better than when I got here. I burn 100% Bio-Diesel to keep my carbon foot print as small as possible. I eat local organic food so the dirt my food is grown in is loved, as if the land is a living organism, because I believe healthy dirt is alive. I drink my tea from a mason jar so I create less waste. I smile at the people who cross my path with the hope that they will smile and create some oxytocin in their bodies, increasing their sense of well being. My intention when I wake of every morning is to be patient with myself, everyone in my life and all the computers that I touch. When I am present to my emotions as I interact with people I am able to decide how I want to respond to the emotions each person in my life triggers in my heart creating more calmness on our planet.  Thank you for being patient with yourself. I Love You.  :~)


Stephanie Cerins (me) getting ready to fuel up my TDI Golf VW car at the pump of the #CowichanBiodieselCoop :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to share my passion for affirmations to a group of about 20 teenagers and 5 adults at a Multicultural Leadership Group yesterday, my heart was thrilled to be spreading the message of personal empowerment, Gratitude Dance, for getting to Skype my mom and my brother Tim Sorensen today, while my brother is staying with my mom, on our big computer screen, Skype allows me to feel as if I am sitting at the table in my mom’s kitchen and for being recommitted to doing my exercise routine, so that I am nurturing my body temple to the best of my ability, which allows my body to be flexible, strong and most importantly healthy. Thank you for the moments you joined me here today. Thank you for caring for your body temple today. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of the front and back of a handout that was created to help people create a personalized affirmation to help themselves appreciate themselves the writing is red with cooper black font and there is a picture of a lady holding a rose on the back and a logo of two heart and a peace sign

The front and back of the handout for the personal empowerment group it was my pleasure to guide to gratitude. :~)




Affirmation, Gratitude and Enameling On Glass

Here is my vlog about what there is to be grateful for in my life and an affirmation written by me to help us stay focused on what we can do.  :~)

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) take time today to appreciate all that I have accomplished so far. I have decided to approve of all of my choices up to this date, as I have at least learned some lessons from each decision my heart made. My soul incarnated to learn, the best way I have found to learn, is to take actions that put me in new situations, that require me to learn new skills, in order to thrive in my new setting. By challenging myself to learn to build a web site, play the piano or manage my mind, I am increasing my chances of becoming a person who can really bring cheer to the planet. My emotional well being is in my capable hands because I am the one who decides what I think about and what I think about helps to create my emotional state. I focus on keeping my mind thinking about what I can do and my emotions focused on an attitude of gratitude then I feel competent. Thank you for joining me in self appreciation today. Thank you for approving of you. I Love You.  :~)

an image of cartoon children learning in different ways Visually, Auditory, Verbal, Kinesthetic, Logical, Socially, Solitary,

Learning through listening and doing are the two best ways I have found to learn. What is the best way for you to learn?

Today I am grateful for my brother Tim Sorensen for taking a photo of a piece of enameling on glass I did in 1990 (with my grandma Ruth Virgil’s mentorship, all the arts supplies came from my grandma’s stash of glass enameling goodies), for the memories that seeing my glass work brought to my heart, my love of affirmations, the smell of the gold luster burning off and whatever else burned up in the firing process, the time I spent sitting in my grandma’s kitchen doing the art, (at the time I created this piece my age was 26) the discussions my grandma and I had while we made art together and the feeling of accomplishment when a finished piece of glass came out of the kiln and for the warm tingle of appreciation that came over my entire body when I saw the image of my art posted by my brother on my facebook page, Gratitude Dance. Thank you for the time you were here today. Thank you for appreciating your work today. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a piece of enameling on glass art work created by me Stephanie Cerins on the piece of glass is a butterfly that is light blue, lavender, purple, pink, with a gold outline, then above the butterfly are the words written in gold I Am A Child Of God. I Have Love, Prosperity, Serenity and Health. the artist signed with her intials SLS in the year 1990

Creating this piece of art 26 years ago with a butterfly and an affirmation reminds me of my commitment to cheering up myself and others.


Affirmation, Gratitude and A Ferry Ride

Here is today’s Vlog # 32 I recorded today’s video while riding the ferry to Vancouver

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) am going into a storm of grief today with an open heart that radiates compassion, empathy, love and acceptance. When I have a friend or loved one who is grieving I do my best to listen to their emotional pain with my entire being. My goal is to allow the person who is in deep grief to be heard, to hold space for the sorrow that they are emitting and to trust that the person is mourning in their own perfect way. My hope is that my whole heart can be present to their discomfort as a wise spiritual being that knows that death is a new beginning, a transformation back to pure possibilities and be a stand that grieving is good for the soul. Thank you for your precious time today. Thank you for allowing your heart the time it needs to grieve. I Love You. :~)

an image that reads good life good death good grief

I got to practice the art of grieving today. Gratitude Dance.

Today I am grateful for getting to the Departure Bay Ferry at 8:00am on the dot, so that we would be on time for our reservation, as we had to be at the ferry booth to pay right on time by 8:00am or we would lose our reservation spot with no refund, for getting to go to West Vancouver this morning to support Robert Cerins life long friend Jack Mants as there is a memorial to celebrate and honour his Jack’s sister Carol, it is a blessing to provide solace for Jack and his family in their time of mourning and for getting to go to some of the stores we supply in Whistler, Ocean Park, Granville Island and maybe some new stores with Original Earrings in the hopes of restocking the stores shelves with a sparkly selection of Holiday Hand Painted Earrings. Thank you for being a part of my day today. Thank you for being kind to yourself first today. I Love YOU.   :~)

an image of a man with a big white beard and a lady waering an aussie hat

Robert and I on the ferry to West Vancouver.


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