Your Choice Today!Your Choice Today
Copyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Today will feel like any other day until someone comes along and says something that will be disturbing to you, that will set you off, that may offend you. Or you will get an unexpected bill in the mail. Or you will fall down and ruin your new suit. Or your cat will bite you. Or you dog will not quite make it outside in time. Or a phone call will leave you breathless with some shockingly bad news. And you will do what you always do, when these things happen. Won’t you?

Because usually when someone presses your “A” button, you give them the “B” response, to these triggers that have been brought to the surface once again. You will respond automatically in your usual way. You will get upset, you will become angry, irate even. You will play the game, act out, defend yourself, you will feel resentful, hurt or even indignant, or sad, betrayed and abandoned. And for sure you will be justified in feeling all of that.


Will today be different? Will you CHOOSE to respond differently?

Do you finally realize that you always have a choice as to how you will respond in any given situation, even thought it may not feel like you do. You do not have to give your power away to anyone or anything! You do not have to remain in the density of it all. Perhaps now, today, this moment, you are finally done with that. And you come to realize that your power, your life force, your well-being, your health, is much too precious to you to give away so easily.

And so you will choose not to respond in the old ways, no matter how difficult that may seem at first. You will make a choice for JOY anyway, in spite of it all! You will make a choice for LOVE! You will make a choice of non-judgement and allowing. You will begin to see a much bigger picture unfolding before you, one that you have not allowed yourself to see before.

This day, perhaps for the very first time, you will decide to just leg go of it, you will shrug it off, you may even laugh at it all. And you will move on, smiling, smitten with yourself, feeling victorious, peaceful, and FINALLY FREE.


Take care and have a beautiful day. It’s your choice.
Love and blessings, Veronica

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“And then the day came…when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”- Anais Nin

 Your Time To Bloom!

Reading this quotation today reminded me of a piece I wrote entitled “The Message of the Poppy.” Here are a few lines from that piece that speak about the “risk to blossom.”

“Today for the very first time in my life I witnessed the actual birth of a poppy. I saw the poppy push itself out of it’s shell and I witnessed that shell falling to the ground. I watched the stem tremble as it unfolded. Then I saw the flower begin to open, gradually unwinding itself. It was the most amazing sight to behold and as I watched it, I thought to myself “I wonder what it feels like to bloom like that?”

Perhaps YOU are at this point in your own life, where the risk to remain where you are, (tight in the bud, stuck, in a prison of your own making) is more painful than the risk it will take to blossom. It takes courage sometimes to come out of your shell and even more courage to actually bloom. Courage is its own reward.

Perhaps today is YOUR day to take that risk, even though you may still be afraid and trembling inside and find out what it really feels like to bloom like that poppy did. Perhaps?

Enjoy and have a magical day.

From my heart to yours,
Love and blessings,

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Something whimsical today but perhaps more real than you had imagined.

 Your Fairy Is Ready To Go!

“Your fairy is ready to go. He or she will sit on your shoulder today. And whisper into your ear. Be sure to listen and acknowledge him. He has some news for you, something he wants you to hear. He knows your soul. He can see into your heart. Please acknowledge and get to know him. It will be worth it. He is a comfort for you and a small reminder that you are never alone. He likes to laugh, so be open to the little things in your day that are worth chuckling about. And if you start to feel stressed at any point, just remember he’s there and smile. Have fun together, lighten up and play a little. Seek the JOY that he offers you in this moment and the lightness of being that is naturally yours. Oh, and say hello to him for me. I can see the twinkle in his eye. Enjoy!” ~ Veronica Hay

Take care and have a magical day.

Love and blessings, Veronica


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 We’re Not In Kansas AnymoreThe other day I found myself feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed and weak. I realized that I was letting some people, places and situations in my life have tremendous power over me. I was giving these outside forces power over how I responded to what was said or done and how I chose to feel about all of it. At that moment I began to feel very angry both at those people and situations for their behaviour but mostly at myself for allowing them to take me over, for putting my happiness and sense of peace in their hands and not my own, for bringing me down and keeping me down or so I thought. At that point, I got very, very angry and I got up, literally and said to myself “Enough Already”. I don’t have to do this and I proceeded to just let it all go and put it aside. I didn’t have to analyze any more why they did what they did, judge how wrong and thoughtless it all was, or even how it made me feel. I didn’t have to convince them that my way was the better way or the right way. I didn’t have to waste my precious time and energy doing any of that. I just had to walk away and into something better, something more empowering for me. Which is exactly what I did in that precise moment. As a result I had one of the best days I have had in quite some time and I was able to accomplish more than I had in weeks. Everything just seemed to fall into place for me in miraculous ways.

We have become used to certain patterns of behaviour that have become like habits. Someone pushes button A and we respond by pushing back button B. It has become automatic, boring and tiresome. It is truly no longer serving us. And whether what these people, places or things do is right or wrong, good or bad, it really doesn’t matter, what matters is how they make us feel or how we allow them to make us feel and no one can make us feel bad unless we let them. We are the ones who put ourselves inside the prison of our own making. At any point we can tear down the bars, and set ourselves free.

Our emotions are neither good or bad. It is important, now more than ever before, that we do not deny, suppress or stuff them deep inside. They simply are there to serve us. They are trying to tell us something about ourselves, to shed some light on what needs to be tended to like in a garden. What needs to be acknowledged and cleared out and what needs to be nurtured, watered and loved. Those parts of us that need to be healed or quite simply let go of.

Anger is neither good or bad. It can be an amazing catalyst to propel us out of where we do not want to be. And it can be a great gift. It is the judgement about these things, people and emotions that cause us stress and unhappiness. And at any time, we can choose not to judge and walk away. We need to not care any more what anyone thinks about us, and that can be a very hard thing for many of us to do. I am not saying that we don’t need to deeply care about each other, quite the contrary. However, it has been ingrained in us to care what other people think, especially those close to us, and follow along. Society and the media is totally set up to give us the message to hold ourselves to their standards of value and worth and not our own, to fit in. But what if we are hearing a different voice these days and many, many more of us are not alone in hearing this. Will we choose to listen and even more bravely, answer? Will we allow our mind to convince us of its so called truth or will we open our heart to its deeper inner knowing?

I think that this kind of thing is coming up for many of us these days as things are speeding up on the planet, there is no denying that, and there is no time for analyzing and processing and programming like there used to be several years ago.

We need to just do what feels like the most freeing and loving thing in any moment to move us forward into a new state of being. We need to choose to play in the world  from a bigger place, a grander place that we cannot really see yet, but are at least willing to venture forth and follow the beckoning that keeps tugging at our heart strings. It is not comfortable and so we resist and we cling to comfort. It is certainly not familiar, and yet many of us would rather stay in a familiar, unhappy situation than risk what might be, thinking that it may be much more than we could handle. And so we stay stuck and seemingly broken. Some of us keep running back time and time again to all manner of systems and tools that we think will fix us and make us better. Many of these have worked somewhat for us in the past, and we are very reluctant to part with them, but we were never broken in the first place, so there is really nothing left to fix. How can you improve upon perfection, unless you are trying to deny it.

I am not saying that this isn’t scary or confusing or perplexing. I am saying that we can no longer deny that something is afoot, as Dorothy in the movie The Wizard of Oz exclaimed. “I have the feeling that we are not in Kansas any more”, and we need to take a good look at exactly where we find ourselves these days and where we might be going.

This is an extraordinary time on our planet. The world is changing at an accelerated pace and I know now more profoundly that I have ever known before that we are not alone here. That we have available to us more help than we could ever need to move into places we have not yet been to. Doors are opening and walls are coming down and things are not quite as they seem. Adventures await us if we have the courage to go within and feel. We have help and most importantly we have each other.

I wish you Godspeed on your journey, my dear and precious friends.

Copyright © February 5, 2013 by Veronica Hay

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Gratitude – Your Platinum Card To Prosperity

 Happy Thanksgiving Day   The Power of GratitudeGratitude opens doors! It paves the way to abundance and prosperity like nothing else. It can line your pockets with gold and fill your bank account quicker than a New York minute.

Yet, how many of you are living from a thankful heart each day?

I was friends with two neighbors a few years back. One was the kind of person who  Happy Thanksgiving Day   The Power of Gratitudemade you just want to shower her with gifts. She responded with such joy and excitement to everything that I gave her. She always made me feel so uplifted and appreciated that I found myself continually on the lookout for something else that she might delight in.

The other neighbor had great difficulty in receiving and made me feel uneasy and even a little sad that she felt so unworthy of any kindness offered to her. After awhile, I just stopped Read the rest of this entry »

 30 Days of JOY!Today is already the first day of November 2013. Time seems to be flying by.

There are 30 days in this month. What could you do, each day, for the next 30 days that would make a huge difference in your life?

What would bring you JOY? Make your heart sing? Help you to feel more alive?
It could be any of the following:

  • Making a point to go out of your way to be kind to someone else.
  • Taking a walk each day in a quiet place and admiring the view.
  • Finally beginning that writing project you have been putting off, and setting aside 30 minutes each day with a timer, to keep you motivated.
  • Taking yourself (and a friend if you like) out for coffee at your local Starbucks or any other place that you enjoy and catching up.
  • Making a point to find something to laugh about each day.
  • Connecting with a higher power, your higher self, your angels, your guides, for 15 minutes each morning, and asking for help and guidance.
  • It could even be to give yourself the luxury of an afternoon nap with your teddy bear.
Whatever it is, today, think of some ways and things that bring you joy and start doing one of those each day for this precious month of November that has arrived here in all its glory, this morning.

And remember these words:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So dear hearts, begin TODAY!

Have a wonderful November 2013 and take care.

Love and blessings, Veronica

 A Quiet Kind of Courage “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow” ~ Mary-Anne Rademacher

So true, more often than not I believe this is the case.

There are many words for courage. I looked it up in the dictionary and came up with the following: bravery, fearlessness, nerve, audacity, boldness, grit, gallantry, guts, spunk, moxie, balls, valor, determination.

And then I began to think of how many situations life presents us with every day where we have the opportunity to respond with everything we’ve got, in a courageous way. For example.

Choosing to do things our way when the world is telling us to do something different, takes guts.

Telling the truth in spite of the consequences, takes nerve.

Never giving up on your dream, even when things appear to be hopeless, takes determination.

Doing the right thing, taking the high road, when it doesn’t always feel comfortable, takes valor.

Believing in yourself when no one else does, takes balls.

Sharing yourself with the world in an honest, authentic and even vulnerable way, takes spunk.

Walking out on a limb, doing something you’re really afraid to do, with your knees knocking and your hands sweating, takes fearlessness.

Being proud of who you are in spite of the fact that others think you’re different or weird or even crazy, takes audacity.

Offering your gifts to the world, and doing it with everything you’ve got, in every way you know how, takes boldness.

Giving the other person the benefit of the doubt when you know you are right, takes gallantry.

Believing you are gorgeous, brilliant, talented, amazing and acting accordingly, takes moxie.

Choosing to keep your commitment to yourself and do the work you promised you would do every day, takes grit.

Opening your heart again even though you may have been betrayed, let down, even abandoned, takes bravery.

So my dear friends, where in your life today will you be bold, audacious, spunky, balsy, fearless, brave, daring, gallant or determined and what are you waiting for?

Copyright © 2011 by Veronica Hay

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 Which is everything...

For those of you who have been so desperately trying to work on yourself spiritually, mentally and emotionally for a number of years now and still feel like you are in the same place, perhaps it is time to just begin to realize that:

There is nothing to understand
figure out
or uncover.

Just a deep longing of your heart
to know you
in all that you are
at every moment…


~ Copyright © Veronica Hay

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