inspirational quotes + poems

Glow.

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Glow by Tara Correll.

Navigate infinity -

as above, so below.

You are here, settle in.

Dream where resonance resides.

Darkness engulfs night sky

incubates the stars,

giving way to luminous spirit.

A beacon of wisdom radiates intention.    

The new moon weeps with joy.    

 

Join me this weekend at East West Bookshop for intuitive readings and Reiki. For more information, visit my new events page, here!                                                                    

 

 

Your story: Choosing to release attachment.

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Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can. - George Allen, Sr.

“Choice, not chance, determines you destiny.” – Aristotle

Letting go of the same old; same balancing act, same ole’ dialogue, same thoughts and choices produce more of the same results and keep us stymied from making inroads that allow us to align with our essential selves, our destiny.

In embracing the inward and outward ebb and flow of life, finding peace in conflict and strife; we learn to know spiritual symmetry. It’s there we learn to nourish the inner and outer soul. Through this process we settle into our truth, we maintain a clear mind and open heart, where truth acts as our beacon.

In lucid incite we can draw from and shepherd in wisdom. 

Until we learn, we’ll be tested over and over again - the challenge is finding peace and ease in deep discord. “It’s not the load that breaks you down. It is the way you carry it." - Lou Holtz

Be in training mode; positively perpetuate and maintain wholeness and completeness. Be pliable, be ready, to protect what’s divinely yours – at all times.

What part of your story are you willing to let go of?           

Liberation requires settling into a virtuous cycle: Initially that in itself may cause nothing short of discomfort. That discomfort has the potentiality to manifest into nothing less than the alchemy of the soul. Deconstructing the part that no longer serves us requires a place of adjustment, but can change the trajectory of your story. 

Come visit me this weekend at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Healing Touch Regional Conference! More info here.

The generous heart :: The art of the compliment.

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“I only wish you could see what I see”. Words from a friend.

The artful compliment is stitched, fashioned and intertwined with love and encouragement. It’s a heartfelt gift to the recipient that enables an offering of validation and valuation, at just the right moment.

The ability to love who you are, is the potency needed to extend our hearts openly and to fill someone else’s. 

When we own our capacity to step outside the lines of our fragilities to deliver messages of generous support, it in turn expands, reconstructs and heals our spirit.

 

Please join me this Sunday from 1-5p.m. for the East West Bookshop Healers’ Fair. No appt. necessary. I’ll be offering Reiki and Spiritual Energy Dynamics(R) sessions. As always, please contact me with questions, for complimentary consultations and for more information. 

Thinking outside your circle :: The practice of inclusion.

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Are you unknowingly occlusive? 

Do you feel at times outside the circle, or on the outskirts of inclusion? 

To live within the circle is to know the spiral of unending connectivity that is available to you; that sense of completion that equates to what home, family and belonging really means. 

Inclusion as an art form invites love and rootedness; it serves as a chariot and conductor to the heart. 

What are you doing in your daily life to invite inclusion?

It takes at the very least, knowing your tribe to solidify what’s described here - think circle as in, continuum.  It’s open, inviting, and non-discriminatory; in essence a revolving door that to function, must be reciprocal. Inclusion evokes the feeling of personal value and instigates the act of generosity.

It’s about stepping outside of our personal comfort zone at times and stretching the heart and soul.

Inclusion most of the time is not about convenience; but translates quietly as “welcome my heart is open, to enter, yours must be too”.

The result of inclusion: You are not alone.

I'll be at East West Books this Saturday 12-5pm offering intuitive readings! Click here to go to their site for more information!

visioning a life of wellness ::

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If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well being is always ahead. Such a creature is probably immortal.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never Give Up! ~ Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer.

Why it’s never too late. 

Your path to bottom up, inside out wellness is necessary for longevity and increase in good health.  Research shows that it’s the small but positive, incremental changes and habits formed that aid in overall sustainability. The key is to do what you can, by releasing rigidity and expectation. No one thing works forever. As we change, our physical and mental well-being does as well. It’s important to acknowledge that we must stand the test of time, while feeling our most optimum. This takes nothing less than focus, lasting commitment and is all within your reach.

Here is a check list in no particular order:

* Allow time to sleep and nap - Interrupted nighttime sleep can lead to increased appetite and ultimate weight gain, especially around the abdomen. Whenever possible, try napping between the hours of 1 and 4 - anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes tops. You’ll be happier and will function more efficiently.

* Participate in individual or group meditation and think positively.  Meditation and prayer reduces stress – the culprit for spikes in cortisol (the fight or flight hormone) and cause for increased blood sugar and weight gain. Your body is truly your temple.

* Physical activity rules!  Move it - always and anyway you can!  Breathe in life force!

* Keep your favorite friends and family close - nothing is more grounding than a support system. If you don't have one, build one!

* Laugh and laugh often - happiness is a state of mind.

* Increase mental agility + creative well-being – Play an instrument, pursue artistic pastime or play games. The idea is to keep the mind pliable. 

* Healthy diet + supplements = healthy body. Simply make smart choices and moderate.

* When needed, broaden your network of health care providers and your approach to changes in your health. Research and ask around; see what works for other people that you trust.

* Research alternative healing modalities – Reiki, shiatsu massage, acupuncture and other forms of effective energy and body work are worth investigating for overall health and well-being.

There’s nothing to fear; it’s never too late to start.

September 14th, I'm offering readings at East West Books. Visit here for more information. I also offer individual coaching from my studio on Queen Anne.

What it’s like to be relentlessly you.

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re-creation, free will + initiative.

"The butterfly becomes only when it’s entirely ready" -Chinese Proverb

"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -Anais Nin 

Two years ago I received a ukulele for my birthday. The idea was inspired while attending my family reunion on Oahu, July 2011. I returned ready to learn to play an instrument that would allow me to further connect to my roots and heritage. The goal (yes, I’m a goal oriented person) was to competently play alongside my family by next reunion time.

So on that birthday when my husband presented me with a gift, I knew exactly what it was by its shape, I got a sick and sinking feeling as in, “this is just one more thing I’m going to half-ass in my life”.  Please understand I was extremely grateful and really touched, but I’ve been known to have too many balls in the air. I’d also made a recent decision to narrow my scope of interest to three things at a time, more about mastering quality not quantity.

Fast forward to last week, I exercised my right to free will, that ukulele had been calling to me.

I was in a space of desiring art-based pastimes outside of the gym or yoga studio that would center me, offer encouragement and not be so goal oriented; more joy for joy’s sake, not built so much on expectation.  I searched for a reputable teacher and took my first lesson.

Last Sunday I learned six chords and actually played the ukulele – that was not the goal, it just happened. 

We are capable of creating creation and love all the time. Activate that for yourself. What is it that you can create?  Focus on love and creation, start there. 

Actively participating in your life is a choice, free will doesn’t mean free ride. Free will is about the responsibility of making our heart centered dreams a reality. Like playing an instrument, life is about mastering one chord at a time…..

Creation comes outward through spirit, thought and love from within and relentless belief in yourself.

We want to hear about your brilliance.

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“Behold the beauty of the lotus jewel flower within - behold the beauty of life.”

Getting “right” with our gifts is a true way of honoring ourselves. Being fully present and in union with self is a form of personal devotion.

Our gifts brought to this life offer us license to shine, developing oneself from the ground up sets that stage. The act of “dimming down” to accommodate those around us and their feelings of inadequacy is not only doing a disservice to ourselves, but to them.

This life is not ours to squander.  

With your life, all things are possible. Take a moment to reflect on these questions: 

 

* What makes you brilliant?

* What differentiates you from the crowd? 

* What do you desire most in terms of personal fulfillment and happiness? 

* How will your desire benefit not only yourself, but others?

* Describe how accomplishing your desire(s) will allow you to feel? 

* How can you repurpose your fear, and make it work for you? 

* Identify past fear or feelings of inadequacy that have stopped you in your tracks and “muscle” through them: make special note of your experience and how it feels to be on the other side.   

 

 

Are you ready to take center stage in your life?

 

Lean toward softness ::

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 Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~ Mother Theresa

In mind, actions and words lean toward softness - there’s strength in its reception.

Lean into tranquility and tenderness - the comfort of its stillness.

Expose the veneer of challenging obstacles and the façade of virility as muscle; let it show itself for what it is. 

Boldly show yourself for who you are, a pristine beam of light.

Get to your truth; capture that space, echo that, be that space, hold that and hang in that space. 

Truth = Transcendence.  Groove on that.

What it feels like to be free + live in peace ::

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Is your life experience unencumbered, relentless spiritual freedom?                            

Do you bask in peaceful solidarity?

To live peacefully in body, mind and spirit is a conscious choice; the freedom from bondage offers unrestricted flow in life.

- Is your career your calling?                                                                         

- Is your physical and mental wellness your priority?                                    

- Can you identify those areas of life where you are restricted?

More importantly, do you know where to start?

Pathways to existing freely and peacefully are access points en route to personal liberation. 

En route to Nirvana… in a manner of speaking.

To release shackles that inhibit our brilliance is the first step toward spiritual liberation.  The time is now for our soul’s to regenerate - a time to peel back layer upon layer of antiquated, habitual beliefs that keep us bound.  Your core essence, what you value inherently within and outside of yourself, will only stand the test of time…..

Will you stand for yourself?

Thoughtful, incremental changes are portals to monumental freedom and a life of peace. Our choices are inherent; they emanate and manifest without question from your heart and soul-filled intuition.

“Whether you know it or not, whether you are aware of it or not, your life is a trust. Every faculty that you have, all the training that you receive, is a trust granted to you so that you may give to the world, which stands badly in need of your contribution. Don’t go by what the media say. We are in a very, very difficult situation all over the world, and it’s not enough to talk about peace; you have to live in peace, and you have to help others live in peace too.”  -Eknath Easwaran

You just never know - why assumption is never a good idea.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There are lessons learned through the act of assumption and judging others based on appearance: race, skin color, age, body type, sexual orientation, language or disability.  No one knows the state of someone’s being - the sadness or isolation a person may feel when they seemingly have it all together, or on the flip side - are being viewed less than palatable or on the “outskirts” of societal “norm”.

Assumption, presumption and prejudice lives within and around us and is worth exploring, but only if we’re being brutally honest with ourselves. Our deepest innate feelings have residual, lasting effects and may be worth releasing so healing on a monumental, spiritual level may begin.

Hate and fear co-exist, they lend each other oxygen; one cannot live without the other.  As a society, it’s up to us to dispel how we manage our innate beliefs and how we can become change makers in our time, creating positive, permanent movement.  Let’s begin within ourselves…by exploring our own self-worth and self-value.

Presumption allows us to formulate inaccurate profiles and stories. We hang our hats on these beliefs and pass them down generationally - they become viscerally a part of us, a part of our DNA.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our children to value themselves by first modeling our own self-love and boldly but respectfully, teaching them to find and use their own voices. To stand for them, by allowing the grace and security of knowing we have their backs, while enabling them to bloom on their own, exist self-sustainably, anchoring them throughout their lives.

Let’s level the playing field, by creating more love for ourselves so that we may bridge love to others and manifest the world we truly dream of. 

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