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New Inspiration Line Message: “The Power of Your Holistic Heart”! 215-552-8850

Dear Friends (and Total Complete Strangers)!
I have just recorded a new message on my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line for your enjoy-itude and inspirement…
You may listen at 215.552.8850
If you called a few days ago you would’ve have heard another message (themed: “Go with the Flow”) which included a further update that I am no longer inviting donations for it, as doing so didn’t create a buzz, and I’m all about the buzz, babykins!
In my message today, I say that your holistic heart is your:
a) Physical organ
b) Emotional guide
c) Center of wisdom and discernment
I also say that my friend O once shared (at a performance art piece at the Black Women’s Arts Festival) that the heart develops BEFORE the brain. This should remind us to put our hearts first in life, and THEN our brains.
Lastly, I close with how when we live a heart-based/heart-centered life, we triple our power and effectiveness, have better relationships, and are much happier overall.
In between, I share some persunal stuff you can only experience if you call!
Thanks for being here. My audience ROCKS!
P.S. And special thanks to a reader in Oregon, for the heartfelt advice and encouragement about applying for disability!
In (he)art and community,
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Where shall I workshop for thyself? :)

Dear Friends and Total Complete Strangers!
I just posted the following ‘pon The Facebooks:
Poll for my Philadelphia workshop and seminar fans, friends, colleagues, and associates! 1) What’s the best day/week and time for a workshop that’s 1 day long, between 2 and 4 hours, and anywhere from $25-$75 registration fee? 2) What are some venues you have seen or would like to see such events held? 3) What are some topics you would attend such an event for (for example: personal growth/self help, romance & relationships, artist support/development & creativity, food and nutrition, inspiration & spirituality? Do tell!
Thanks in advance for your timery and considerals!
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Affirming Abundance: Spend Some Money! (Inspiration Line Update!)

Dear Friends and Total Complete Strangers!

Yesterday morning at 9 I posted the following on Facebook:

New message on my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line! “Affirming Abundance: Spend Some Money!” (215-552-8850) Written article of the same title and topic coming soon at cassEndrExavier dot wordpress dot com, or cassEndrExavier dot blogspot dot com. (Never let it be said!)

Here now is that article!

Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:30pm, Glenolden, Pennsylvania, USA

Affirming Abundance: Spend Some Money!

Friday night I went out to dinner with a dear platonic female poet friend, someone whom I haven’t seen in over a year and possibly for as long as 2 years, due to my extremely non-social mental health and other issues at the time…
Afterwards I was headed to where I am now, a sweetie-turned-part-time host/provider of lodge-ational qualities.
I had two travel options, one of which would cut my travel time in half which I would have greatly appreciated as it was getting late, and I was tired and yearned to lie down, rest, and retire for the evening.
Trouble is, it was only Friday, and my SEPTA Zone 1 monthly TransPass would not have covered my ride. I thought of and began planning to fudge my way to a free ride.
I was going to show the conductor my pass, and hope he let my story of mistaking Friday for a weekend slide. I told my dining companion my plan, and I was cheerful about it. Then I recalled that I had in my wallet not one, but two, count ’em, TWO tickets for that ride, purchased a couple of months earlier, in case I needed to use them.
I realized, that well, guess, what sweetie, Ya need to use one now!
So often we are reluctant to spend what we have, and this happens most often when we see our funds or resources start to run low.
Everything we do is done in the spirit of either faith and abundance, or fear and scarcity. I knew that if I kept with my plan of trying to get a free ride I would be affirming fear and scarcity to the universe and I would then attract circumstances that matched that feeling and state of mind. If I didn’t use one of my two tickets, I would be saying in essence, “I don’t have,” and “I can’t afford…” I noticed my feelings behind wanting to not use one of the tickets… I was afraid I would not be able to buy more when I needed them.
Quickly I steered the ship if my mind’s thoughts to the opposite direction…
First I immediatedly decided against trying to get a free ride. I determined to use a ticket, and then I started to notice my feelings there again…. Some of them were fear of an even lower supply, but then I started applying the medicine of gratitude and self-affirmation…
I realized how awesome it was that I had not only been able to provide for myself a monthly TransPass, but that I had easily been able to buy those two tickets. I told myself those were there precisely for my use, and that now I had a need to use them.
I reminded myself that money always comes, and of the importance of keeping the energetic flow of money moving – not letting it become stagnant.
So I invite you to do the same thing:
Keep your flow of abundance moving and going, because then you are attracting more. As it goes it must return, yes?

Here is what to think when you start running low of funds:

1)I am connected to the Divine Source of All abundance and prosperity. This amount of (whatever you have and are monitoring or worried about) is NOT a measure of my worth, my quality of life, nor what is ultimately possible for me. I trust, and all is well.
2)I am grateful for what I have and I know I will both create and attract even more.
3)When I have less, I am still joyful and abundant. I just have less.
4)This resource is here for me to spend and enjoy. I am grateful for this and my spending it completes the circle of my energetic flow. I trust, and all is well.
5)When I spend money, I and my money benefit others. I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the universe’s wellness by sharing what I have!
6)I am prosperous in all ways. Even my troubles are here to bless me, if I seek their lessons, learn, and move on. I become a better persun when I easily accept everything in my life, and make the best and most of it. Sometimes my prosperity shows and sometimes it doesn’t, but I always know it is there. I always know I am a prosperous persun!
7)My heart is full of joy, love, and light. This attracts better things to me, and I am aligned with all of my good!
8)It is my earthly and Divine duty to share what I have. I remember this when my funds are low. “If you have one dollar, you have enough to share.” –mother of pop icon Rhianna, recently awarded honors for her philanthropy

May you always trust in your own abundance and prosperity, regardless of what your wallet, bank account, or kitchen cupboards show.
AFFIRM: I prosper in all good things. I trust, and all is well!

Very best to you,

Cassendre Xavier
Multi-Media Healing Artist
Community Arts Organizer
Creator of the Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line (215-552-8850)
(The Inspiration Line is FREE for all inspired callers, but the suggested donation is $22/month, more if you can, less if you can’t.)
Donations of any amount are joyously and gratefully received!

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Inspiration Line Update: Procrastination As Part of Your Project & Progress

Dear Friends!
Greetings and welcome to the written portion of the *Free, 24-hr Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line (215-552-8850)!
At 8:30am Friday, March 3rd, 2017 I recorded a message about:
Procrastination As Part of Your Project & Progress
Here are my thoughts:
Many of you who are called to my work, which is to inspire, uplift, and entertain, are like me: healers, teachers, writers, artists. You may be an activist, a poet, an actor of any gender, a community leader, a director of a nonprofit organisation that focuses on a lifelong vision of yours… You are on a divine mission and life purpose to make a big change in your region, or in the world.
You want to help other people feel, live, and do better. You want to do those things yourself, and perhaps you share with others your struggle and challenges, and most importantly, how you got or get through those tough times.
People who are here to do big things feel big pain, too. Most of that pain comes from fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being happy, productive, loved. Fear of being healthy.
Maybe you were abused growing up, or maybe you struggle with an addiction (or three)! You don’t know how to love yourself well enough and you don’t know how to feel good for more than three seconds at a time. Maybe you know how to feel good for one whole solid minute, but you’re deathly afraid that proverbial and always present other shoe is going to drop.
One of the ways we act on our fears is by procrastinating. If we procrastinate then we don’t have to think about doing the work we came here to do. Then we don’t have to face success, or be happy, to only then lose those good feelings and circumstances when that other shoe drops.
Well, the goal shouldn’t be to try to stop procrastinating for good. That’ll never happen. We can best manage and reduce procrastinating by radically accepting and then loving our habits.
Watching too many episodes of Judge Judy when you should be finishing your application for that arts grant? Love yourself and accept your procrastination.
Next time you procrastinate, do this:
a)Tell yourself that you are definitely going to finish the project, with or without procrastination. See yourself doing so. Know that it will be done!
b)Remember all the projects you did finish and notice how each one of those successes also contained periods of procrastination!
c)Enjoy the procrastinating task. Watching too much YouTube or hanging on The Facebooks too long? Get up and get yourself a cup of tea, then return to really enjoy and savor that procrastination task. You’ve already told and reassured yourself that you WILL complete the project, and you know you’ll stop procrastinating eventually.
d)Keep focusing on loving yourself. You’re the only you you have, and if it’s too hard to be nice to yourself outright, start practicing by treating yourself as you would a beloved child or other persun in your life you get along with very easily and care for deeply.
Your being gentle with yourself will get you more progress, reach out and positively impact others, and ultimately grow more kindness and peace in the world.
Remember, procrastination IS part of your project, and your overall progress. Embrace it!
In art, inspiration, and community,
Cassendre Xavier
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The suggested donation for the Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line (215-552-8850) is $44/month, more you can, less if you can’t.
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Amethyste’s Angels: Meditation for Anxiety – Trash Bags on

Amethyste’s Angels
Meditation for Anxiety: Trash Bags on the Sidewalk

by Amethyste Rah

Dear Friends,

As I was trying to sleep last night, I was having difficulty letting go of a couple of worrisome thoughts. I have PTSD and am living in a situation that triggers me regularly and in a significant way that reminds me of the trauma that caused the disorder.
I tried to think my way out of those feelings, and tried to feel my way out of those thoughts. I wanted to sleep.
I even prayed to God, something that isn’t my usually go-to as I had a difficult childhood reared on fundamentalist christianity which actually added to my initial trauma.
Nothing was really working, although the prayer brought a small amount of relief.
Just when I was about to give up, I got an image of a woman tying up a trash bag. That was it! I was just going to put all my worries and feelings of anxiety of the moment (and there are many per moment in my day-to-day life!) and those that God felt I should also let go of (whatever they were, and I was relieved at not having to know what they were), and put them out on the sidewalk. The sidewalk represented their being out of my head, mind, and consciousness.
I did that and felt immediate relief. I was asleep soon after that.
I now believe that my prayer did actually work.
Angels are the arms and thoughts of God. They are God’s gift to us, to help us make our lives easier, and to help us have a better relationship with the divinity that is within each of us.
One of the things I appreciate most about the angels is that they are completely non-denomenational. They work for everyone regardless of religious or spiritual belief, or even no belief.
Two ways they do this is to help get us out of harm’s way when it is not yet our time to leave the planet, and come to our aid when we ask for their assistance. The best way to call the angels is to say or think, “Angels, please help me!” But they also answer our call or cry to God, for whom they work.
I believe this is what happened when I cried out for relief from my painful thoughts last night. I believe God heard and answered my prayer by sending an angelic thought and vision of myself “taking out the trash” of my worrisome thoughts.
It is about 4:30 in the morning as I type this.
I have some steel cut oats finishing up on the stove, and I hear the alarm go off upstairs, where I know my date and domestic companion will continue to snooze a bit before we leave in about an hour for our day out and apart before reuniting in the early evening.
Actually, now I am sitting and munching on those oats, which I prepared in water, then seasoned with cinnamon, and sweetened with honey.
I am grateful for this opportunity to write this, and I now see it as an answer to another one of my prayers, a daily one, that I write more often.
I appreciate your readership. 🙂

Angel Meditation for Anxiety: Trash Bags on the Sidewalk

For when you want to cease a strong flow of thoughts and feelings of worry.
1)Close your eyes.
2) Take a few slow, very deep breaths. Imagine the breaths cleansing not only your body but also your mind free of worry.
3) Imagine yourself standing outside where you put your trash. You are bending over slightly, using a twistie tie to close up a large bag full of garbage. These items of refuse are the thoughts that are bothering you now, as well as a bunch of others you either are or are not aware of.
4) See yourself smiling as you stand upright again, and walk back to your home, away from the trash bag. (If you need to have more than one bag, feel free to create, fill, and leave out as many as necessary!)
5) See yourself now inside your home, peacefully doing whatever you want (in my case it was sleeping, and smile broadly, knowing your trash is now out where it can’t affect you anymore.
6) Say or think “Good riddance!”
7) Give thanks to God, and the angels. And make a mental note to call upon them again soon.

with angel blessings,
Amethyste Rah

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amethyst is the birthstone of, and Amethyste Rah is the self-assigned soul name of multi-media healing artist Cassendre Xavier. Amethyste has done angel readings, dream interpretations, and spiritual counseling in various forms since the early 90s. She was ordained by God before birth as we all are, and by law in 2010. She is the creator of the Affirmations for Survivors guided meditation series, with “Self-Love” and “Spirituality” released in 2007, and “Sexuality” and “Life Skills” soon forthcoming, as well as a new line of angel and crystal meditations in progress. Amethyste’s meditations feature background music of light by Thaddeus, used with permission from Under the name Cassendre Xavier, she has been a monthly columnist at Wisdom Magazine’s online edition since 2009. For more information and to read the latest “Amethyste Angels” blog posts,


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