Angela Marie Riemma: News
Acceptance - January 12, 2011
Since the holidays many experiences have arisen in my life. These experiences have inspired me to begin writing again. It has been some time since I have shared my thoughts.
These last few weeks have validated how important acceptance and gratitude is in living a peace filled life.
The first thing I need to accept is my inability to control people, places and things. I must admit that these things are beyond my ability to change.
Whether the situation is an ailing family member or friend, ten inches of snow, or someone elses' perception that is different than mine I must remember the only thing I have power over is my own thoughts, feelings and actions. I can offer love, support and share my experience and let go of the rest.
In these difficult and challenging times when fear and frustration attempt to rule my life I must make a gratitude list. This list reminds me of the silver lining beneath the surface of my difficulties and helps me to continue moving forward focusing on the solution.
I must stay in close contact with my higher source, praying for the strength, faith and courage to move forward in a positive direction. Meditation, yoga, visualizaitons and walking in nature help me to have a more intimate relationship with self.
In times of sadness and pain I must accept what I can and cannot change, count my blessings, stay in touch with my higher Source and Let go.
The "To Do" list, Really? - May 30, 2010
It has taken my life up to this point to realize that the meaning of life is not in what I accomplish but in who I am in relationship to myself and others. Let's take a moment to think about what the purpose of life really is. Is it about emptying the in box, crossing off items on our "To Do" list, keeping ourselves so busy doing that we forget how to be?
Life is filled with relationships; including those to ourselves, our family, friends, colleagues,the community, our environment, our finances, our physical beings, our spirit and the world around us. Everything is about relationships and the most important one is to ourselves. We must first learn how to honor, respect and love ourselves before we can offer and attract the same from others. How do we treat ourselves on a daily basis?
1. What do you think or say when you look in the mirror?
2. Do you set healthy boundaries?
3. Are you open to listen to your inner voice and intuition?
4. Can you take the time each day to enjoy the present moment?
5. When do you experience the beauty and nature around you?
6. How do you accept, unconditionally love, honor and respect yourself on a daily basis?
7. Are the foods you eat supporting you energetically, emotionally and spiritually?
8. Do you take the time to exercise and/or listen to emotionally uplifting music?
9. Can you spend time alone with yourself in quiet and enjoy your own company?
Once we realize that the relationship with ourself is the core connection to our relationship with everything else in the world then our life begins to shift in the direction of our goals and our dreams. Brutal honesty, fearless self discovery, and a willingness to persistently make changes to learn and grow results in the metamorphisis from the caterpillar into the butterfly. Intimate, fulfilling and healthy relationships are the rewards for such dedication to self.
When in the constant flux of doing, planning and arranging we forget how to have a relationship with Self. The emphasis becomes that of producing, finishing projects and results.
The past two weeks have emphasized the importance of putting down the doing and taking the time to offer unconditional love, support and guidance to those around me who may be facing their own challenges, crisis and disappointments. Conversing, laughing, sharing in times of joy and sadness are the keys to a fulfulling and successful life. Spend time today deciding how you can do things differently!
Many blessings for a beautiful day. Feel free to share this with those you are in relationship with.
Empowerment is an inside job - February 5, 2010
Empowerment is an inside job
Empowerment is an inside job! Stay conscious of your thoughts, create a vision, become inspired, take bold action and detach from the results. Dare to dream: entertain your most wild and crazy desire. Continue to fan the flame of your intentions understanding and having faith that you are limitless potential. Only restricted mindset can block the path to your desired destination.
No one can take away your dreams, your desire, or your spirit. Stay connected to your moral compass, following your inner truth.
Practise connecting to your inner truth on a daily basis through meditation, spending time in nature, being still long enough to observe your thoughts, and focusing on your breath. Take the time to give your ear, shoulder, and time to someone else. Perform small anonymous acts of kindness.
Love yourself by setting boundaries and detaching from those things that weaken you.
Integrate experiences into your life that bring you power.
What are the things that help you to feel empowered? Acknowledging the miracle of nature by observing a spider web with droplets of morning dew shimmering and glistening on a summer day, a warm gentle breeze against your cheek, connecting with a supportive friend, playing with a child, eating nutrient dense foods, taking a yoga class? What is it that allows you to uncover the spectacular spirit within. Spread your wings, soar with the Hawks and create a stupendous life. http://destination-empowerment.com/calendar.html
Reconnect to your heart center - January 6, 2010
At some point you realize that your life doesn't look anything the way you expected. You get what you want only to discover that it is not what you thought it would be. You are stuck, at least you think you are stuck. There are many things you can do in the meantime to stand in your personal power taking action to create the life and relationships you desire.
As you begin to peel the layers of illusion you become more and more conscious and realize that nothing remains the same. Everything is always changing and what once worked is no longer effective and new behavior and beliefs are born. It forces you to grow, evolve and grow some more. It requires continual movement beyond your comfort zone. You need to roll up your sleeves and get ready to do the work; It requires consistency, persistence and accountability in creating conscious thoughts, feelings and actions that will determine your results.
Some of the things you can begin to do right now while you are searching for your answers are:
1. Objectively observe your thoughts
2. Be aware of where you are in the present moment in thoughts, feelings , actions and results
3. Accept where you are without judgment
4. Know that you have the ability to make choices to change your direction and your results
5. Understand if your decisions are coming from a place of love or fear
6. Accountability, Only you can make the changes necessary to change your life.
7. Surround yourself with things that bring you power (your diet, environment, friends, etc)
8. Write a love letter to self acknowledging all of the attributes and qualities you admire in yourself.
9. Create a declaration to self stating your vision for the future and the direction you will head in.
10. Your number one relationship is with God, your higher power and Source.
The truth of the matter is that others may feel as though they can impose their beliefs on you, control, bully or abuse you but the reality is that you don't need to let that happen. Reconnecting with your inner truth, personal power and trust in your intuition allows you to develop the courage, strength, and faith to move forward setting strong boundaries, defining desirable attributes of those you are in relationships with and consciously understanding your values. Develop personal power and leave abuse, insanity and co-dependence behind. http://www.destination-empowerment.com
Choose Detachment - December 4, 2009
During this Holiday season when we are confronted with negativity, hurtful confrontations and anger let's choose detachment. The energy directed toward us in hurtful confrontations can leave us feeling drained, confused and slimed. It is not necessary to immediately go to the place of "what did I do to deserve this?" "What can I do to make this person less angry?" There is only one thing you can do, Focus on yourself.
Emotional attacks are usually a way for the attacker to redirect their own self dissatisfaction and uncomfortable feelings away from themselves.
Learning to detach in these circumstance can sheild you from an attack.
Techniques to detach:
1. Do not take the attack personally
2. Understand that thier lashing out at you is just a need for them to vent their emotions
3.Take a moment to breathe deeply
4. Remind yourself you did not do anything wrong
5. Remind yourself that you are not responsible for others feelings
6. Do not underestimate your ability to take control of your own response in the situation.
7. If you feel the pull into the negativity after applying these tools, do your best to open your heart with understanding, smile and perhaps they will let go of the defensiveness and yield to your compassion and openess.
Keep your energy field protected and clear through the art of detachment.
Have a beautiful day and enjoy the Holiday Season.
Take off the Mask - November 27, 2009
What are the masks and the roles we play with our families and the people we love. Perhaps we are good daughters, expected to please others or perhaps we are the family clowns. This same pattern can duplicate at work or with a group of friends. These habits can get so integrated in the unconscious mind and so embedded in our behaviors that we don't even realize we are wearing a mask. However, deep inside we KNOW that we do not feel free to simply BE who we are.
Playing different roles in life and wearing different masks can be creative and fun. It becomes a limiting and stiffling if you feel you have no other choice but to wear the mask or you realize you are never without one. Perhaps the role identified with is a dutiful son who stays in a dysfuncitonal marriage to please his parents, or may be the cheerful duaghter to a depressed mother or the sweet wife who enables her husband to continue on his destructive path.
Whatever the mask, we must remember who we are at the core. We are vast and limitless beings of light with many incredible and unique gifts to offer. When stuck behind a mask we have disconnected from our true self. Objectively observe who you are and how you define yourself and your action with friends, family and community. Gently lift the mask to reveal how you truly feel, what you truly think and how you truly want to act. Reveal the beauty underneath the mask. Stay true to self and Stand in your Power. http://angelariemma.blogspot.com
The Art of Allowing - July 26, 2009
THE ART OF ALLOWING
Thoughts are the missing link to ……….ALL WE DESIRE
The power to attract all you desire is achieved through uncovering the power of your thoughts.
Remove resistance and allow the flow of wonderful experiences into your life through the practice of moving with the pulse of life. Acceptance and gratitude for where you are, knowing you are doing the best you can and focusing on what you would like to create bring all you desire into your life. Thoughts flood our mind like the steady rhythm of rain in a thunderstorm. What are these thoughts? How do they affect our moods, our actions and our results?
This week I challenge you to focus on your thoughts. For one hour each day whether it is morning, afternoon or evening, study your thoughts. Observe the silent comments that are made about yourself and others. Are they thoughts of love, acceptance, faith, compassion, and understanding or are they self deprecating, jealous, resentful, angry and guilty? Uncover the power of your thoughts. Once you begin to observe your thoughts, cancel the negative thoughts that do not serve you and transform them into positive statements that support your growth, healing and expansion. Notice the shift in your day, do you feel more in alignment with your goals, are you more happy, do you feel more fulfilled?
When you begin to accept where you are, focus on where you would like to go, and transform negative thoughts to positive declarations you practice the art of allowing. The art of allowing attracts experiences that are in alignment with your authentic power. Practice the art of allowing this week and notice the shift that takes place mentally, emotionally and spiritually….
Making peace with where you are - July 1, 2009
When there is too much distance from where you are to where you want to be frustration, anger, despair and hopelessness can set in. You need to feel relief. What you are living now is the indicator of your thoughts and vibration. The present circumstances are the result of past thoughts, feelings and actions. You create less distance between where you are and where you would like to be by changing your thoughts and therefore your vibration. Feeling negative and focusing on what you do not like about your present situation only attracts more of the same into your life. Doing nothing and not taking action keeps you just where you are. In order to change the present circumstances you need to start with acceptance. The present situation is your indicator of where you are, when your car runs low on gas you don't just sit there and stay stuck but you would go to the gas station and put more gas in your car. The empty tank is just an indicator, nothing more and nothing less. Sometimes we make too much out of our present circumstances. We need to see where we are as just an indicator like the temperature reading on a thermometer. Where you are right now doesn't really matter. Imagine being a photographer in a dark room processing a photo. The blank paper becomes a photo before your very eyes. It is what we are becoming that we must stay focused on. How do we get relief in the transition from where we are to where we would like to be.
1. Acceptance. Learn to accept your present circumstance as an indicator.
2. Shift your attention and vibration to a different indicator. Keep your attention on your vision; where you are headed. Stay focused on what you are creating.
3. Make peace with where you are through gratitude. Where you are is okay. Count your blessings.
4. Take the attention away from the negative thought. Distract yourself from what is. Focus on other things that make you feel good. Place your attention on things that make you happy.
5. Figure out a way to go with the flow, to flow downstream and remove resistance. Change your thoughts and words to positive statements and consciously cancel the negative thoughts. It is the day to day responses to what is going on that determines if you move forward with the flow or with resistance.
6. Remember you are in a state of becoming
7. Acknowledge that you are doing all you can and all you can do is enough. Continue to take action and allow that to be enough.
8. Understand that your are where you are and this is NOT a reflection of who you are.
Does making peace with where you are bring up fear that if you accept where you are you will be stuck in that distasteful place. Actually if you make peace with where you are, accept, have gratitude, stay focused on your vision and continue to take action you will achieve your wildest dreams. Keep dreaming, think positive thoughts, feel your passion, take action and bring your dreams into reality.
What are you thinking - June 23, 2009
Since everything in the universe is comprised of energy, even our thoughts are energy, then what are we bringing into our reality through those thoughts. Are we thinking thoughts of worry or thoughts of hope? All thoughts are subtle creative energy that are frequency vibrations sent out into the universe and those vibrations attract like energy back into our lives. Some of our thoughts are very focused and repeated often, gathering strength as a small snowball that rolls down a snow covered hill and gathers more and more momentum and size as it continues on its journey down the hill. Other thoughts may be written or spoken, giving them even more power. Our thoughts when conscious and made from a place of being awake and aware can attract like vibrations of wonderful experiences into our lives. Our mind is working nonstop all day long, we are continually talking to ourselves, but what is it that we are thinking and saying? Are we focusing on what we want or on what we don’t want? The focus of the thought is what is attracted back into our lives whether it is what we desire or what we would like to avoid.
We can retrain our mind and thoughts to focus our energy on the things that bring us power, empowerment and what we desire. We start by becoming more attentive to the thoughts that come up throughout the day. You can start by listening to the conversation that comes up when you look in the mirror in the morning, or when you meet someone at work. It is possible to take short periods of time and just observe what comes up in your mind and thoughts. What do you tell yourself daily? Are they thoughts that support your growth, healing and evolution or are they thoughts that sabotage you becoming the best you ever? When a negative thought comes up that you would like to remove put a big CANCEL sign over it or a big “X” over the thought and turn it around to a positive statement. One simple technique is to use affirmations when a negative thought or worry develops. Repeat these positive statements often and refer to them throughout the day.
Another technique is to change the story. Change the story from what is to what you choose to attract into your life. Realize that your present reality is a consequence of past thoughts, feelings and action and can be changed with new thoughts, feelings and actions to create the things you desire. Changing the story can result from becoming more aware of the things you are grateful for in your life. Make a list of all you are grateful for each morning when you awake and each evening before you retire. Where are your thoughts taking you during your day, to despair or to joy, serenity and peace? If our thoughts are things that send vibrations out into the universe to attract like energy back into our lives then why not become more aware of what we are thinking and consciously change them to bring great and wonderful experiences into our lives. Have fun, excitement and pleasure as you become the master of your thoughts and change your world….
Many Blessings, Angela
worthiness - June 23, 2009
You are valuable, precious and deserving of the best things in life. What is your self worth and how can it be measured? Do you allow yourself to receive wonderful fantastic gifts in your life? The gifts of life are healthy, supportive relationships, being the Master of your finances, having a vibrant, energetic body, a clear focused mind and an intimate connection with your inner intelligence. In order to open the door to allow these gifts into life all blocks of unworthiness must be removed. What is your barometer of self worth and what are the blocks that need to be removed?
We have many smoke detectors that indicate we are burning up the best part of our lives. These smoke detectors indicate the areas in our lives where we do not allow ourselves to receive the best life has to offer. These smoke detectors let us know areas where we do not feel worthy to receive. Having the best life ever is about living life to its fullest and allowing the floodgates of abundance to open and flow freely into our lives. When we overspend, over or under eat, stay in abusive relationships, overwork, and allow anxiety and stress to rule our lives we are telling the Universe we do not believe we are worthy to receive all the great things it has to offer us. Those are the blocks, the smoke detectors the barometer of where we in our self worth. It is time to re-evaluate. It is time to know you are worthy to receive abundance in all areas of your life. Look at the five areas in your life; mental/emotional, physical, spiritual, financial and relational. Is there any area where you are accepting crumbs instead of the whole piece? Is there any area that needs more attention? What are the areas that are already abundant? Where do you excel beyond your expectations? Know you are worthy to receive, continually accept where you are in your process and believe you are precious and deserving. We are spiritual beings in physical form this lifetime. We are limitless. We are meant to do great and powerful things. Look in the mirror and acknowledge your beauty, power and greatness. Take the first step into abundance by recognizing you are a phenomenal specimen on this planet deserving of a beautiful life filled with many blessings. What will you do with your wild and precious life today??
DAILY OM CD REVIEW - May 12, 2009
CD REVIEW MAY 12TH
May 12, 2009
Journey to Harmonic Health: Destination Empowerment
Angela Marie Riemma
Having been deeply involved in the healing arts since earning her M.S. at Adelphi in 1977, Angela Marie Riemma has been studying everything from nutrition to Reiki to create an integrative approach she dubs Continuous Great Health. Destination Empowerment is a Journey to Harmonic Health, in which Riemma gives freely from her deep resources of knowledge to help all with open minds to tap into the universal forces of healing, love, and relaxation within. In healing the self you increase spiritual energy, which you can then use to better your relationships with family, friends, and the world around you. The two discs that comprise this Journey comprise myriad meditation and visualization exercises that will get you there.
A comforting lecture introduces the exercise known as "Define Your Purpose," as Riemma speaks accompanied by lush synthesizer music: "Even our thoughts are 'things,'" she notes, "And therefore comprised of energy that vibrates at different frequencies. These thought vibrations are sent out into the universe and we attract light vibrations into our reality." She then goes onto teach us the blessings, by which we come to learn the aliveness and joy of the universe that arises "when you acknowledge that everything is alive, you learn to listen and pay attention to all things."
"Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and imagine your breath in every cell," Riemma instructs at the beginning of "Embracing Change." If her voice seems intentionally emotionless through many of these exercises, it's not callousness on her part, but her own hypnotic secret: In emptying color from her voice, she creates a vacuum where these changes can reside (it's your breath in every cell of your body, not hers). She removes some of herself from the equation, so your mind can move into the words and forget you are not the person thinking them directly. With an impressive roster of study that includes everything from Reiki to the Sedona Method to the 12 Steps, Angela Marie Riemma speaks from a place where many different paths come together to form one all-encompassing forward flow she calls Harmonic Health. Give these discs a spin and get ready to no longer see even the sky as a limit. The only limits are those you've imposed on yourself out of fear, and on closer inspection! they were never even there.
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Spring - April 30, 2009
As I impatiently await the arrival of spring I am reminded of the cycles of life.
Spring is a good time to contemplate the rhythm and cycles of life. As the darkness of winter wanes and the light of sun in spring shines through we experience rebirth. The grass and trees become green and the flowers begin to blossom and thrive. It is a time of expansion and renewal. Spring is just one cycle in the many cycles of nature. Through the exploration of the seasons I develop patience and compassion for the gentle unfolding of nature. What is my hurry?
As humans we tend to associate youth with beauty, however beauty has many layers and stages. Just as the tree is beautiful in each of its stages, moving from the vibrant green lush appearance in summer to the bare branches during winter we humans are blessed with the varying stages of beauty throughout our life.
Our focus in our youth is about learning and experiencing as much as we can. Like the tree in spring we are born into a time of strength, vitality, youth and beauty. We absorb all that we can and awaken to new growth and evolution. Through all that we learn and assimilate we begin to develop our philosophy about life and our beauty becomes more about what we say, do and create rather than our physical exterior. This like the tree in summer is a time where life is full, vibrant, expressive, beautiful and productive.
As we continue to take more trips around the sun and we approach the time where we begin to let go of past attachments we are like the tree in autumn dropping its leaves. It is a time of preparing for a new stage of evolution. Our children grow up and form families of their own, our careers shift, and we begin to take on a new level of commitment to living life. The lines that develop on our face tell the story and experience of our life, the gray peeking through our hair is a testament to the expansiveness of our experiences. As we approach the winter of our lives our branches become bear and the essence and core of our being shine through. In this cycle we shine more brightly and we radiate as our inner light becomes more brilliant. Beauty transcends the physical and emanates from our very core and our soul. This beautiful ray of light and essence is a reminder of the beauty that evolves only after one has traveled many trips around the sun.
The Inner Child - April 26, 2009
The Inner Child
As we begin the Journey to growing up we pass from one stage to the other rushing and racing to get to the next phase. When we are toddlers we wish to become old enough to go to school and when we are 13 we anticipate getting older, learning to drive, getting our own car, going to parties and of course the race to high school. Once in high school we can’t wait to go to college, get out of our parents home and spread our wings into independence. But what happens to our inner child in all of this hastening of the life process. Deep within us still lives the inner child. For many of us, our inner child has become hidden under layers upon layers that we have put on to become adults. While we are racing about in a hurry to put on the adult clothes and live adult lives somewhere we have forgotten the wisdom and innocence that being a child encompasses. We can reclaim this innocence, spontaneity, laughter, joy and all that we have forgotten through a simple exercise.
Find a picture of yourself as a child. Really look at it and connect to yourself as a child. Take a few moments and some deep breathes and allow yourself to go back to those innocent days of spontaneity and playfulness. Sit in a relaxed position, close your eyes and connect to the child within. Be patient as you begin to see an image of you as a child in your mind’s eye. Visualize the adult you hugging the young child. What does the child within have to say? What message does he/she have for you? Are you listening carefully? The inner child may have an answer for you that has been unanswered for some time. As a child you always knew how you felt and you knew what was true for you, yes, you knew the answers. Perhaps there is an old wound or hurt that you can now heal by talking to your inner child and offering the wisdom and perspective that comes with experience and maturity. May-be you just forgot how to look at the world with wonderment, magic and hope. Ask the child within to help you remember. Let your inner child know it is loved and you will keep it safe. Tell your inner child that you will always be there for them. Open your heart and allow the child within be there for you.
Now that you reunited with your inner child, take the time to play, treat yourself to a playdate, ice-cream or a walk in the park. Take yourself and life less seriously, laugh and play more. Breathe in the fresh air, soak in the sun and spread your arms wide enjoying life to the fullest. Be as wise as the child within and stop focusing on what is not important and start living as if each moment is precious. Enjoy, respect and honor the precious present of today with childlike wonder, magic and miracles.