Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces the Release of We Will Not Be Silenced

I am so honored and humbled to be a part of this incredible project. An essay I penned on my experiences during my modeling days is being published in this anthology. So proud to be one voice among the many who will not be silenced.

From Indie Blu(e) Publishing in the US.

Please consider making a purchase: From the editors “70% of the royalties raised above the publishing and promotion costs will be donated to organizations that provide services to sexual harassment and sexual assault survivors.”

Purchasing links: Amazon CanadaAmazon US
(I will officially be a published writer!!! 💖💕🤗 Dreams do come true!!!)
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We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray. The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Confirmation […]

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Today’s Heart Whisper… letting the heart light the way.

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lighthouse

 

as eyes fixate
on captured sights

fragmented pieces
of pictured strife

chaos reigns

two-dimensional snaps
of a three-dimensional life
trapped by walls of spite

blinded
by the bricks that bind
and pain

scraps of fright
ablaze

hazed
in a cloud of hate

still…

a heart gazes
upon what lays
beyond the fume

a house light
setting a glimmering trail
amidst the smouldering clay
and melting stone

flares
calling home

 

– Michèle 💖
©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved

 

 

 

Sunday’s Heart Whisper… Healing the past by loving the present 🌺

 

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Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”

Tori Amos

 

The past still lives in us.

Everything that we are now, everything in our lives now, every detail that surrounds us now are clues as to what needs healing whether we are conscious of it or not.

Every moment is a potential opportunity to heal.

We may not be aware of how we resist what needs healing, how we deny it, or how we give it power. We live in its pain by fearing it or by refusing to journey through it to the other side, towards healing.

Yet… healing the past need not be painful.

Within this present moment exists everything we need for healing – within everything that is manifesting physically, within everything that is felt in the heart, and within everything that is whispered by our spirit.

If we can find the courage and willingness to embrace, and yes even love what we discover, letting go of our resistance to seeing and embracing what is, this will have the miraculous effect of also releasing its pain.

Becoming conscious of all that we are now is the key to healing and transformation.

And we become ready to enter into this path of consciousness and self- love by first finding the willingness to be present to all that we are… now.

We are that powerful.

We are that beautiful.

We are that worthy of our greatest love.

Ask yourself in this moment, “Am I willing to love myself exactly as I am right now?”

A single drop of willingness is all we need.

The most microscopic drop of willingness -– the willingness to love and accept ourselves as we are right now – has the power to move the entire Universe and create miraculous healing.

 

In love & light,

Michèle 🌺

 

©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.

(This was a short excerpt adapted from my yet-to-be-published book ©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.)

Thursday’s Heart Whisper… what is your soul whispering?

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There is a reason for your being. A mission that you came here to accomplish. … Your mission always involves the things you love.”

– Joseph Campbell

 

(The following is an excerpt adapted from my yet-to-be-published book ©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.)

 

The road to get there, here, living our soul-mission, is not an easy one. It involves great commitment, intention, authenticity and integrity. But when it happens, when we are living our passions and our loves, the soul lets us know through an inner serenity, no matter what currents swirl around us.

It is a practice, an allowing, a discovery, a blossoming.

It cannot happen without our full participation and willingness. We cannot live our passion and love without first making the conscious decision and choice to do so. We are responsible for our own happiness and for bringing together all the elements necessary to make it happen.

 

How do we know we are living our soul-mission?

Our soul lets us know through its inner whispers.

 

• Our soul lets us know we’ve found our soul-mission by how it comes to life in our body, heart, mind and spirit. Our energetic states begin to vibrate with soul-clarity, where our perceptions are malleable, changeable through the higher frequencies of love, kindness, understanding and compassion.

• Our soul lets us know we are living our soul-mission by how courageous we are, by how willing we are to set strong boundaries that no longer let through the distractors, the toxic invaders, the old destructive habits, the excuses, the blaming or the shaming.

• Our soul lets us know by how empowered we feel to work our way through the ups and downs so that we can emerge on the other side of pain.

• Our soul lets us know by how our faith is tested at every turn, as we remain steadfast in our resolve to heal, change, face the truth of who we are, and believe in ourselves again.

• And our soul lets us know by how connected we feel to others, how we feel a part of our community, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable enough to ask for help when that is what is needed, and being there for others without depleting ourselves through co-dependency, people-pleasing or enabling.

 

By allowing ourselves to live moments of passion and love, by identifying those moments when our soul is revealing to us that “this is it”, by having the courage to walk our authentic path, and by having the strength to keep going when our faith is wavering, finding solace in our oneness with others, we suddenly find ourselves waking up to our soul-mission, feeling the love and peace we searched for all of our lives.

So… what is your soul whispering?

 

Wishing you strength, courage and light on your awakening journey.

– Michèle 💖🌟

©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.

 

Here is a photo of the day I received my Bioenergy practitioner certification, something that could never have happened without listening to my soul’s inner whispers.

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Friday’s Heart Whisper: Ho-oponopono…

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Today’s Heart Whisper:

(The following is a short excerpt adapted from my yet-to-be-published book ©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved.)

     Ho’Oponopono is a beautiful Hawaiian prayer recited for miraculous healing. The prayer was originally taught by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a beloved healer who was designated ‘a living treasure of Hawaii’ in 1983.

     Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a staff psychologist at Hawaii State Hospital and a long- time student of Morrnah Simeona, practiced this prayer on patients at a high-security housing unit for the male criminally insane to miraculous results. He gained notoriety due to the strong documentation he had to back up the cases of patients who were healed. When asked how he had healed so many patients, he replied:

     “I didn’t heal them. I healed the part of myself that created them.

     Although a simple prayer, its effects are extraordinary. I use it often, and I never stop being amazed by its power to heal any situation by bringing me into my heart.

 

     The Ho’oponopono prayer:

     I love you

     I’m sorry

     Please forgive me

     Thank you

 

     This prayer creates a beautiful opening for love. With the words I love you, the anger and fear that have built walls around our heart can begin to dissipate. But what this prayer also does is speak to the part of us that is taking responsibility for manifesting what it is we are trying to heal.

     This goes to the core of our co-creative process. If everything, absolutely everything in our lives is a true reflection of what we are creating, then saying I love you and asking for forgiveness while also acknowledging our gratitude for having been forgiven or for becoming aware of what lives in us, this will heal that part of ourselves that created this. And by loving the other… we love ourselves.

     This is the power of love.

     Anytime I feel a need for protection, or whenever I catch myself projecting my judgments onto others, I say this prayer. No one can be expected to be perfect but this prayer can move us into the realm of love, healing and forgiveness no matter what imperfections or character defects are brought to light.

     Practice saying this prayer for a single day, and you will be amazed with the results. 

– Michèle 🌺

 

(Excerpted/adapted from my yet to be published book)

©Michèle Duquet, all rights reserved)

 

🌸My 3 Favorite Essential Oils for Meditation🌸

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Having more than 30 years’ experience with meditation, I’ve had the pleasure of trying many different methods as well as different essential oils that could enhance my timeless/space-less connection to a higher consciousness. As an aromatologist, I often explore the more esoteric side of essential oils and I’ve noticed that some oils have definite enhancement effects during my meditation, albeit at the more subtle energetic levels.

 

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Here are my top 3 pics for amazing essential oils to use during meditation,  and why!

 

1- Frankincense:

(To be used in a diffuser)

Frankincense allows the ego-self and transpersonal-self to work together, which helps free us from attachments. It also cleans the auric and psychic planes.

I know that my meditations are always enhanced, deeper, when I use Frankincense in my diffuser.

On the physical level, Frankincense has the ability to slow down and deepen our breathing, helping us breathe more slowly and deeply, which in turn brings a feeling of calm and centeredness to our meditation.

I remember a particularly strange event that lasted days in my house… For days my whole house was infused with a strong scent of frankincense… and I could not find its source. I could feel a very high frequency energy within my house during that time. And then it just went away. But it did leave me with a sense of that magical connection that is always there between our 3-D world and the energetic realms.

 

2- Rose Otto:

(To be rubbed onto the heart chakra)

Rose otto opens the heart chakra. It instills compassion and forgiveness, and brings in love energy as it vibrates with the energy of universal love. It is also a powerful healer of emotional wounds.

From my personal experience, something very moving always happens when I meditate with rose otto essential oil on my heart chakra.

I’ve also experienced the scent of roses out of the blue without having any roses in the room. I know it was my angels saying hello from the energetic realms!

 

3- Lemon:

(To be used in a diffuser)

Lemon enhances spiritual and psychic awareness while also increasing the connection between our soul and Spirit. For me this translates into a feeling of lightness and expansion during my meditations.

Lemon essential oil also enhances our focus, clears our thoughts and helps us to better concentrate. This makes it a wonderful oil to use during our visualizations and our co-creative practice.

 

This 3-D world is much closer to the energetic realms than we can even imagine… sometimes the veil is lifted through the magical world of scents! 🌺

 

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What is Bioenergy-Therapy?

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Have you ever wondered about energy healing?

What is this mysterious healing modality that uses ‘energy’?

Are we truly able to heal by tapping into our own energetic system?

Here is the energy therapy method I use (linked below). Find out more about this amazing modality.

I loved it so much that I became a certified Bioenergy Therapy practitioner ❤️

Wishing you all the loving energy in the Universe. It is available to you at every moment, within every cell. You are a beautiful energetic being! ✨

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