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Soul, Enlightenment + the Sacredness of Sleep.

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“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die.  And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The Soul is a star.  It can live harmoniously with balance and nurturance. It strives for equilibrium on the physical, mental/intellectual, spiritual and emotional level to perform in its most optimum expression.

Sleep encourages healing of not only our physical bodies, but our soul’s wounded parts. Dreamtime or lucid dreaming awakens the story within us that helps to promote growth on all levels, thus enriching our personal journey. Sleep is a sanctimonious tool that resets and repairs us. When we’re in relentless pursuit of time-honoring ourselves, we can do so through a good night’s sleep.

Conscious feelings are what make us human. We can sit still and deep with our emotional parts that require repair through sleep and meditation. Sleep is a medicinal and therapeutic vehicle that encourages healing.  Through sleep, we can renegotiate which no longer serves; seek growth in a new direction, part ways with what’s no longer working and receive inspirational messaging. When we are in alignment, we create firm boundaries for ourselves and are able to live in brilliant symmetry.  

Sleep, rest (napping) and meditation allow us the ability to effectively problem solve, while offering a host of life sustaining benefits.

"If you love your body with sleep, it will love you back."  

Understanding the four stages of sleep and the three minds: 

We have four stages of sleep, all critical to our wellness. We are blend of three minds that are greatly affected by our sleep patterns. They are: the conscious mind or the middle mind, the subconscious mind or the lower mind and the super-conscious mind or the higher mind - which connects us to our infinite Divine potential.

What a balanced night of sleep looks like:

Stage one: Or pre-sleep is10% of the night. The senses feel somewhere between awake and asleep. This stage can be achieved in yoga nidra – yoga sleep or lucid dreaming. It is known as the theta state in hypnotherapy. This state is aligned with the subconscious mind, where 90% of our emotions, habits, self-preservation, long term and permanent memory reside. So there, it’s understandable that it’s in this state, that great permanent change and healing can take place if properly facilitated through hypnotherapy.  

Stage two: Consists of 50% of our sleep night, it is not too deep or too light. Throughout this stage, heart rate and blood pressure slows down to a restful state, while your body temperature drops.

Stage three: 20% of the night, this is our deepest sleep. We spend the majority of stage three at the beginning of the night. This is our most restorative sleep, where brain waves and breathing slows, blood flow moves to muscles, tissue is repaired and hormones are secreted. This stage allows us to feel our most rested and energetic the next day.

REM sleep: 20% of our sleep. We spend the majority of our REM sleep or “dreaming sleep” at the end of the night. This is also where we have our most vivid dreams.  

The conscious mind aka the “thinking mind,” holds 10 percent of our personal power. It has the ability to rationalize, invoke willpower, analyze and hold temporary memory.   We spend so much of our time in conscious thought, often times thought that does not serve our well-being: does it really best serve us energetically and holistically?  

Approaching our sleep with conscious reverence is to know the impact it makes on our body, mind, Spirit, and heart connection.  This may motivate us to further realize our individual and collective potential for possibility.  

"Sleep is the impetus for and gateway to creative enlightenment."

 

Check out my upcoming intuitive healing and coaching sessions at East West Bookshop, here or my offerings menu, here. As always, please contact me for a complimentary consultation. 

Dispelling vulnerability + why I love Dr. Brene Brown.

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This week’s mantra: "I will surrender to fear and let go."

“Vulnerability is the road to transformation.”

I recently attended the Chase Jarvis Live Show, his guest was Brene Brown. The conversation centered on her research on the subject of vulnerability - the concept of what it means to be both brave and afraid. What can that produce?

Those of us, leading creative lives who are “putting it out there”, know first-hand of that simultaneous feeling of being brave and afraid. For me, if I’m not feeling a healthy sense of nerves or excitement, I know I’m simply going through the motions - in a realm that’s inauthentic. That nervous buzz serves as my trusted guide to help me avoid added filler in my life.

Brene Brown has a transparency that’s refreshingly infectious. She’s an educator/researcher, who majored in the study of social work, turned speaker-gone-viral on TED Talks. She has authored (including self-published) a book on the topic of shame, designed workshops and conducted corporate talks on the subjects of vulnerability, fear and human connection. Brene has been featured and interviewed on Oprah.

Fear for growth’s sake is sustenance, healthy vulnerability - a liberator. 

Pushing through insurmountable fear, going beyond our comfort zone and coming out the other side, is where growth is immeasurable – it makes way for unexpected space clearing and self expansion.

Is there an area in your life where space can be created for you, if so, where is it hiding?

Encapsulating her words: The courage to be vulnerable transforms how we express ourselves in all areas of life.

“Vulnerability is having the guts to show up and be seen with no prediction of outcome....it’s being brave and afraid at the same time.” Her perspective on vulnerability is this; “If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked on a regular basis, I am not open to or interested in your feedback. If you’re in the cheap seats, not contributing and not putting yourself out there, your opinion has little to no value.”  

As an artist and creative trying to generate new work, life in the “cheap seats” is unquestionably safe. It’s easy to be the critique in the corner, who speaks of how “it” could’ve been better, or how “they” would have done it. Truth is – it’s that critique’s burning desire to be "out there."

She goes on to say, “When we’re defined by what people think we lose the courage to create. When we stop caring, we lose the capacity for connection.”

A true and powerful statement. It’s your imperative to shine a light and express what you came to this life with; so go do it and take your friend with you. 

Yes love, fear can be an immensely powerful friend indeed. 

Save the date: June 14th Soul Flow Immersion - The Healing Salon

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You are invited to join me, along with lifetime friend and fellow healer Litonya Egawa, for an afternoon of wellness and spiritual nourishment.

Litonya Egawa is a descendant of Coast Salish heritage from the Lummi and Jamestown S'Klallam Nations. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington, and her Master's degree from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been working for over ten years as an East Asian Medicine Practitioner for the Tulalip Tribes. She practices a holistic approach to medicine, and recognizes the value and benefits of various health care modalities and cultural teachings.

Tara Correll is a descendant of native Hawaiian chiefs. She is an intuitive life coach, mystic and healer. Tara uses her metaphysical gifts to transform her clients. Tara's message is one of empowerment through healing and self-worth. She is passionate about helping her clients find their purpose and express their calling. She works as an activist on issues related to race + diversity, social justice and prison reform. For more information on sessions and offerings – www.TaraCorrell.com

This time of the emerging feminine is like no other. We are at a crossroads of taking social/personal responsibility to use our gifts to help heal our world. In doing so, we must be in a place of equilibrium. Spend the day with us rebalancing in a nurturing environment. Students will receive customized acupuncture and Spiritual Energy Dynamics® sessions. Discussions will include: The five element theory, healing the energetic system, overcoming sleeplessness and hormonal imbalance, managing stress, weight fluctuation and depression, increasing self-care/self-worth/self-love through spiritual practice to strengthen self-esteem.

*Space is limited to 15 participants - Men are welcome.

Cost is $60. - paid in advance.  Please email me at tara@taracorrell.com to secure your spot.  We will then send a Paypal request and follow up with a health questionnaire for you to fill out and return prior to the workshop.

Location: Red Square Yoga – 1911 10th Ave. W. Seattle, 98119

Date: Saturday June 14th

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Please dress comfortably. Bring a journal for notes and a yoga mat, there will be additional props available for your use. 

Exercising your right to free will.

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Owning our capacity for heart-centered expression.

 “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding the right of self-autonomy and personal sovereignty is to fully live life and create without self-judgment in a way that honors the soul.  

Self-judgment is an undermining culprit - it robs us of our Spirit and power. Communicating with self-deprecating talk and thought or calling out our perceived individual flaws/weaknesses is like self-prescribed poison - it’s toxic. We are created in Divine image. There is no room for underscoring our worth.

Passion, Movement, Expression; you in equilibrium, is being “in union” with self. Every intrinsic deeply held, believed-to-be flaw; let it pass and flush it. It’s of no service or use to you, never has been, never will be.

From revelation to transformation: Free will is a free ride, it takes the struggle out of non-discretionary action. Harness the “I am” let it be your strength without constraint – take personal ownership for your success in a way that is expressed boldly, bravely, courageously and fearlessly you.

Change yourself, change the world.

Join me along with my dear friend Chenoa Egawa - April 12, 3:30-6:30 at East West Bookshop for our workshop: The Art of Self-Healing and Sacred Connection. Register here.

Choose a revolutionary life!

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“Half my life is an act of revision.” John Irving

When I coach clients and do healing work, admittedly, it can be self-serving. As one person, my goal is to build an army of lightworkers. My wish is to coach individuals who’ll use their gifts for the highest good; by creating positive movement and momentum to expeditiously serve humanity in a way that works on behalf of “the collective.”

So I say: If you feel you’re in a place of flux please know it is temporary. YOU CAN invoke revolutionary change for yourself, but it takes work.

It’s not about reinvention it’s about creating the next act based on what’s worked and where you have the greatest sense of longing. Think reform and revise, rather than altogether ditching concepts that you feel you’ve outgrown. No need to dismantle and start from scratch.  

Transcend by re-visioning your life. At times it’s about baby steps. Make self-care and self-love the first priority on the road to revolution.   

If evolution is a whisper, revolution is a scream.

Join me today on the Susan Harmon Hour 12-1 p.m. 1150 AM KKNW or live here.

I’ll be exhibiting at the Emerald Spiral Psychic Fair Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and speaking at 1:15 pm about finding your Soul’s Path!

 

a magical event: save the date!

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Dear Friends,

I’m so excited to make a special announcement. On April 12th, 2013 at East West Bookshop, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., I’ll be conducting a workshop: The Art of Self-Healing and Sacred Connection along with longtime friend, native ceremonial leader and fellow healer, Chenoa Egawa.

Chenoa and I share so much passion for the healing work that we do.  Healing ourselves is the intrinsic component of our journey that facilitates connectivity to all life and to the Divine (Spirit). Only then may our Soul’s be fully expressed in this lifetime.  

There will be conversations about the relevance of indigenous wisdom as it relates to modern times; the wisdom that connects our past, to our present and future. We will discuss the adoption of these practices for deep healing and reconciliation on behalf of our ancestors, self and our descendants.  

We would love you to join in the magic April 12th.

Events this week:

Friday, 12:30pm - 1:00pm - I’ll be a returning guest on the Susan Harmon Hour. Hear it live or archived, here.

Saturday, 12-5pm - join me at East West Bookshop for intuitive readings, 12-5 p.m. More info. here.

Re-Engineering the Mind/Body Map to Activate Healing

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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell 

Promoting healing and wellness is the first step to a life of joy on the road to personal fulfillment. There’s a level of discomfort and excitement when we’re being nudged by the universe but more often than not, we lose steam and revert to the familiar- as painful as it can be.  

The world is waiting for what you have to offer; does this idea alone motivate you? If not, what will it take to move you into the role of personal activist to create the shapeshifting that's required for change?

By creating intention through the potential for possibility – to plant that seed, may in itself support the motivation for healing and releasing pain. Metaphysical energetic healing (like Spiritual Energy Dynamics®) is a modality that allows access to recreation and clearing – allowing us to tap into mind, body and spirit. In addition, it activates clarity and connection to foster the transformation we so desire.

There is only one you that will never be recreated by anyone else ever again.

This, is it.

For those of us that reside in emotional and spiritual exile; know that you have the freedom to co-create a fresh start. That decision alone must be made consciously, whole-heartedly and be honored on every level.  

“That you are here -that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”
 ~ Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

What will be your verse?

Learn more about my intuitive coaching and healing offerings, here. Upcoming events and workshops, here.

Wayfinding 101: It’s in the stars.

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“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” ~ Eden Phillpots

The Latin word for "cor" means heart.  

In the Western culture we refer to our "core" as our center, or our strength as it relates to our abdomen and how it supports all parts of our bodies.  This is something to think about; to get to the root of any matter by way of our "cor” may better well serve us by relating our "core" to our heart.

Life is about learning to navigate your heart, your mind, your self-worth - as it interrelates to your whole being, with as much spiritual intellect that you can draw from and hold space for. Specifically identify what makes you feel centered and grounded. It’s time to adapt new ways of seeing yourself, by integrating new modalities and thought patterns that enable you to shift, so to accelerate healing and wholeness.

“Like a garden, what we don’t tend to becomes overrun.”

Navigation is something my ancestors mastered through their travels to what is now the Hawaiian Islands. They were able to navigate by nothing more than the stars to guide them over a vast sea. With that, they gained the confidence of true knowing; it was the pulse of faith in the divine that guided them.  

In this modern age do we have what it takes to recreate this mindset?

I say absolutely!

This time of enlightenment is through personal growth, adaption to truth and spiritual progress.  Let it rise and elevate you to the consciousness of knowing.

The thoughts we process imprint on our psyche: Choose them wisely; they will inevitably become part of your fiber, your being and so much more. Thoughts take precedence over actions, treat them with respect.

Expand vs. Evolve: What do you wish for, what are you clear about, what needs release? Push in the direction of your truth, leaving insecurity and security (at times) behind by staying flexible; embrace what organically transpires.

This is a “big picture” time, one that’s for the greater good both for self and society – think long term vision, plan and pull-through. This is not about recreating you or your offerings, it’s about birthing what has always been there, whether you’ve recognized it or not. Learn to draw from your intuitive awareness; let it rise within you as a reminder to stay in a positive, conscious state.

The conscious only knows to revert to the past. With that said, the subconscious is the only place where change can be made.

“Learn to value heart over mind. Recalibrate self through meditation or prayer.”

This year is about trusting your inherent guidance system.  Trust that involves neutrality, faith and repetition – day to day, minute to minute. Change your outlook on impermanence by welcoming every experience as a life unto itself and by avoiding preoccupation with challenges to the exclusion of all else. By doing so, we will produce a life of reverence and humility that serves each of us.

“Neutrality is a life raft.”

Remember: You are the one we’ve been waiting for.

Watch this TEdxWomen 2012 with my cousin, National Geographic Explorer and cultural anthropologist, Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey.

 

The Heroes Journey + Daring Greatly

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  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

How you choose to walk through the world requires a process of distillation, the understanding that the mind is the architect of your destiny. When failure is not an option, you can influence the future and have the ability to shape your destiny by achieving most anything even in spite of insurmountable circumstances.

Harness the power to coalesce the mind.

* What do you desire in the short term? Create a six to eighteen month plan – tweak as necessary.

Create moments in life that take your breath away. Find the magic in everyday life. Create momentum by keeping dreams alive. Choose words and thoughts wisely; create an epic journey, design a methodology to pursue what you desire in its purest form.

No longer live under the radar - resolve to rise.  What’s real is that you exist. Expose your heart; let fear dissipate into the ethers. 

When dreams burn bright, radiance abounds. Live sovereign bliss in the here and now; create equilibrium by keeping spiritually calibrated.

Make your way to a space of peace and deep reflection - meditate daily for internal maintenance. 

* The question I ask myself as a motivator and coach: How am I going to get people in a position to want what they want and go for it? To be healed and self-heal as needed, so to accomplish all they claim they want for themselves, in spite of fear or temporary road blocks?

The answer - start here: Take one simple step forward and begin again.                      

                                                                                

 

 

Navigating 2014 + beyond: Time to set your course.

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

All Soul’s On Deck: Creating a better world and an army of amazing humans through spiritual and social artistry.

This time is about mastering collective energy as a driving force - not the I, me, or mine. A time for sensibility, cooperation and waiting for the team to catch up and walk alongside you. Embrace this opportunity and devote yourself to a sense of belonging to the bigger picture, being of  service – to yourself and to those around you. The act will help fulfill your destiny, while you witness others do the same.

Clearly articulate and focus on what it is that you desire in a heart centered way so you will activate your dreams and goals. It’s completely about how you wish to feel and self actualization. Once and for all be relentlessly unwavering. Be clear of what you want for yourself and the rewards will be attainable.

Share your vision for yourself, by setting intention and asking for support. Learn to work in cooperation with this energy. If it starts feeling uncomfortable yet exciting, that is a clear indicator you are on the path to your destiny and should keep moving forward.

Who knows where this path will take us? That’s what’s so incredible about manifestation; many times the rewards are beyond expectation or our wildest dreams.

Eliminate what’s no longer needed - what no longer serves. Shed the stuff that weighs you down, shortens your breath or feels metaphorically like sinking in quick sand. The act of spiritual detox creates space for the new and allows room for what you wish to invite.

Evoke your incandescence: Show yourself to the world, be fully present and live in every given moment. This is about mastery in its fullest expression.

Check out this exhibit at the Pacific Science Center until Jan. 5th - RACE: Are We So Different?   It was designed to help us better understand what race is and more importantly, what it's not. This educational installation covers the everyday experience, the history and the challenges of race.

If you missed my appearance on the Susan Harmon Hour, you can listen by clicking the player below.

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