What are you Grateful to….

As opposed to what are you grateful for?  There is a significant deeper meaning in what we are grateful to.  I am grateful to my family for bringing a profound healing in my life today.  So much love is coming into my well-being of life.  I am turning an incredible corner and I can feel how blissful it is.  EFT has become my best friend.

It was said it would never be easy, but then again, why not?  Happy Thanksgiving…

ENJOY this remarkable song.

Love Shakti

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Emotional Freedom, does it exist? 10 tricks and tips to dig yourself out of that hole.

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“Life does not play tricks on you.  Your mind does.”

Iyanla Vanzant

 

Only when we know better, do we do better.  Does emotional freedom exist?  Do you believe that your mind is separate from who you really are?  Or do you believe that you are your mind?  These are pivotal life changing questions to be asking yourself.  If life follows you and your words (and even your thoughts), then perhaps being in the driver’s seat matters.

Where do we begin?  Someday’s sitting with your thoughts and your mind becomes toxic in and of itself.  We rely on our mind.  We believe our thoughts and we often get carried away far too much on a daily basis.  How is it then that we unhook our thoughts?  Here are a 10 techniques that will help.

1) Investigate…take a look at your thought.  Is it true?  Is it really really true?  How do you know it’s true?  Where in your life can you say it’s true and not true.  Look, really look to see how it’s not true.  Even if it’s one example, because if there’s one, there will be more to follow.

2) Look at the belief.  Ask yourself, “Who told me this about myself?”  Was it a parent, a teacher, a sibling, society, or yourself?  When you see who put that belief in you perhaps it isn’t yours.  Let it go.

3) Pema Chodron once said, “Don’t believe everything you think.”  Give it a go and see what happens next.

4) Life is our friend.  Choose to see it that way.  Make the intention that the universe if for you, not against you.  And when that happens, you can say yes more.  Words/thoughts are powerful and if you choose the negative ones, you get to witness them all day long.  What is the positive intention in your suffering?  What is the positive intention in your negative thoughts.  Ask them and they will answer you.

5) Love what arises.  Make friends with all your thoughts.  Embrace them with 100% enthusiasm, no matter how sarcastic or sadistic they are.  Commit 100% for rejoicing in who that voice is and see what happens next.  When you offer love, the outcome has only one way to go.

6) Our external world appears in form.  Forms appear as objects that we own or don’t own.  We can take them or leave them, but we identify with them outside of ourselves as something that we acquire.  Our thoughts are forms as well, but we don’t realize it.  We can choose to own them or not.  We can choose to leave them behind or not.  When we see that our emotional life is no different from the physical life, freedom awaits.  Learn to surrender your thoughts.  Ego creates your suffering but your spiritual self knows really who you are.  Listen to that voice instead.

7) Learn techniques to assist in reprogramming your mind.

  •  Meditation for some, is really helpful in this. There are a variety of different ways of learning. Just start.

  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a tapping of meridian points that liberates our well-being in profound ways and works really well.

  •  EMDR is another kind of re patterning of the brain (neural pathways).  If you have built-in wiring from childhood traumas, this is a technique that will create a new matrix of thought forms and give emotional freedom.

8) Drop into prayer.  Simple prayers are very affective.  Here are a few to try out.

  • Help me loving universe.  Help me to surrender my thoughts that I feel out of control with.

  • Please heal my perspective of ______.  Thank you.

  • Please uplift my spirit and bring joyful expression in my words and thoughts today.

  • Help me release my sadness or grief or fears today so I may live in divine love and divine grace.  

  • How may I be of service today.  Help me help others.

9) Fear knocked at the door, Faith Answered, no one was there.  Build up your faith muscles.  Start small and go from there.  Take windows of your day to practice this.  Each mini success you have, it will build on the bigger picture of your life.

10) Begin to allow yourself to have new thoughts.  Create an allowing journal.  Allow yourself to love.  Allow yourself to be gentle and soft with yourself.  Allow yourself to ask for help.  Allow yourself to allow.  Spend 10 minutes in your journal writing all the things you will allow in your life today.

MAKE a Choice today.  Do you want to join the “Chain of well- being” or do you want to remain in the “Chain of pain”?

You may think you are the only one suffering when you choose to live in the chain of pain, but it isn’t true.  The interdependence follows you.  All those around you can be sucked into your world or you can uplift them around you and “entrain” them into your “Chain of well-being” and see how humanity shifts as you make your personal choices.  I didn’t say it would be easy, but then again that is another choice, isn’t it?

Whatever comes after the words “I AM”…..follows you.  Not only does it follow you but it expands and grows.  How do you choose to expand and grow today?

Have a great day! Love Shakti

Would you believe it?

Precious Gifts~ By Shakti Chionis

I had the wrong link for buying my book and so you couldn’t view it!  Funny how life shows up like this sometimes.

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Thank you for considering purchasing this incredible book.  When it’s in your hands, you will see just how much it feels like a work of art.  There are over 25 colored images in it bringing the words alive.  The energy of it all feels very healing and uplifting.  

Much love, Shakti

 

Precious Gifts ~ It’s Official! Get your copy today!

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Precious Gifts~ By Shakti Chionis

Inside every purpose lives a masterpiece waiting to be cultivated and unearthed. This creation abounds fully and completely known as “The Essence of our Precious Hearts”. As we shed tears, something beautiful has come from it, revealing new layers of loving oneself and freeing the mind.

By loving and opening ourselves to another dimension of consciousness, we can co-create with genuine compassion towards all sentient beings, birthing new levels of healing. In doing so we strengthen our love and peace for mankind.

Precious Gifts is a reflection of a years journey of asking “What would someone who loves themselves do?” Poetry and inspirational passages emerged up and out of me as my foundation of self-love grew. The joys, the sorrows, the whispers and the memories echo throughout this book leaving one with much reflection of how it resonates in your own life.

A labor of love, product of lots of courage, trust and hard work. May my words touch you deeply, bring hope, guide you to find inner peace and a willingness to partake in a bigger picture in humanity where we are all waking up our own hearts. May this benefit all sentient beings.

Much love and light, Shakti Chionis

 

“Love Recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”…… Maya Angelou


 

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1) You will get 40% off the cover price, that’s only $15.99 ($24.95 normally)

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3) You will also get the book in your hands, as soon as it is published.

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Thank you! May the essence of your preciousness awaken today.

magic dust“The heart knows perfect love.  The heart lives authentically and opens when we surrender into this love.”…..Shakti

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What People are saying:

angela_headshot-250Angela Montano, author of the forthcoming book Rethink Prayer, says, “Every once in a while, someone writes something that strikes a universal cord. A particular longing we have not had words for bears down upon our collective soul, until a writer finds the words, gifts them to us, and offers us a path back to ourselves. Precious Gifts calls on us, urges us, begs us, whispers to us to wake up to one simple truth- that of the preciousness of our own heart.

 


 

LL-orange-scarf-300x198Laura Lavigne author of “Pink Hair and Chocolate Cookies”,”Petite Histories”, “The 90-Day Gratitude Journal” and creator of the Happiness Sprinkling Project says, “Shakti’s book IS a precious gift.  You will find nourishment within its pages – from the heart-filling art, all the way to the soul-soothing words. You will feel yourself getting both enlivened and more grounded, page after page. What a treat.”

 


 

66809_506951282707183_678843218_nRajeev Kurapti, MD, Author of ‘Unbound Intelligence; Discover the God Within’ says, “Precious Gifts is a remarkable book offering a true journey to self-love. Shakti’s tales of pain and struggle come full circle as you witness through her prose the moemtn she finds bliss. Through her empowering, beautiful language and supportive images throughout the book, you will feel enlightened and inspired to be simply, but perfectly, you.”

 


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This book was a labor of love, devotion to my own personal growth and joy in seeing the fruits of my effort.  A beautiful presentation, full of over 25 colorful images that bring the words alive.  The entire book is a work of art.




 

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Excerpt of Precious Gifts-

Promises

It never mattered how much a wish was, when promises were never kept.

To dream and believe in a wish come true, what matter that my wishes were dreams unfulfilled, stories untold:?

What matters most are the dreams I live. The stories become the wishes filled and the memories of dreams once lived.


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I am SO very very grateful for this day! One step after another. One decision after another. One heart opening after another. Digging inside myself to find my value, my worth, my joy, my prayers are being answered. I am loved, I am blessed and I am moving my life to the place I am meant to live. There are no words that touch me deep enough to say that my life is perfect the way it is. I am honored to share this with you. (the music in my background was perfect for writing that! lol) and yes, tears are flowing.

I have been moved by what others have been saying about the book.  Thank you all, I am grateful for your support.


“Love this book…this opportunity to heal and connect with my own preciousness. This book is like a healing balm for the soul.”….Carrie

“OMG..it’s WONDERFUL….*tears*..you have touched me so, thank you. Much love.”…. Robin

“Your poem, The Gift brought me to tears.  I wept and wept.  It touched me so deeply, no words can describe what it did for me. Thank you dear Shakti.”……. Kimberly

“Your words spoke directly to my heart.”…….Amanda

Shakti is such a gift.  She truly inspires me with how much courage she has.  Thank you.”…Dianne.

“Shakti is always doing her best to make a difference in the world. Precious Gifts is another outlet that speaks heart to heart. I was completely uplifted and inspired. Thank you”….Tara

 


 

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“The light in me, honors the light in you. All is Well, thank you.” ~ Shakti

Joy Joy Joy!

It's a Perfect day to?

This Full Moon and Blood Moon, Lunar Eclipse AND Mercury retrograde are creating something….. It’s VERY powerful.  If you want to learn more about the importance of the Blood Moon (we will be having 4 of them, and I believe this was the 2nd one of the four, ending the last one September 2015) you can watch Matt Kahn’s video discussing it here.
How do you want it to go?

We are significantly part of the whole.  We get to decide how our life unfolds.  What do you declare today?

I declare Joy, Ease, freedom and bliss.  All is well.

I want to share a little bit of something I began doing a month and a half ago.  It’s called EMDR therapy.  You can read more about it here.

Very simply, the technique supports the nervous system in processing material that was too intense to resolve subsequent to the painful event or events. EMDR significantly reduces the emotional pain and the accompanying body sensations associated with the memory of the trauma. More importantly, EMDR allows the person to change the underlying false beliefs that were instilled with the trauma and replace them with more truthful, helpful beliefs. For example, a small child being abused usually believes deep down that he or she deserved the abuse and this false belief becomes a part of the subconscious. Once there, it will continue to limit that person’s ability to feel good about him or herself and to limit the development of their full potential.

For me, it feels like I am rewriting my story.  I get to rewire my brain in a loving supportive environment.  I have done little “doses” of it over the past month and a half, but today, I did a full 45 min.  It was such a blissful outcome that I really need to share this.  Having someone be present with me and aid me to rewrite my stories I tell myself has been remarkably healing.  I literally felt a matrix in my thought waves reconstructing new words, beliefs, and messages while my body experienced the relaxation of it as I worked through the emotions of it.  Today, I witnessed so much joy I thought I was going to fly away when I left.  It was very blissful.  I don’t always have that experience, but today, I owned it.

It is a perfect day to celebrate.  How about you?  What is it a perfect day for?

Much love and light,

Shakti

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The Hidden Secrets of Risk Taking

“Success doesn’t tell us how rich we are, it only tells us how willing we are to show up.”

 

Last week I had a dream that revealed to me some hidden secrets of taking risks. What really surprised me was how quickly I was able to process the dream and work it out, and then watch how the Universe delivered an opportunity for me to really look at what risk taking is all about for me.

In my dream, there was a large investment that someone was selling in order to buy another business. A friend of mine had a million dollar business and she was selling hers to buy a different one. In the dream (after much story), I actually heard the question, Do you consider yourself to be a risk taker?

Before you jump to your answer I want to shed light on what isn’t so obvious for my answer.  My original answer was no.

Here’s why.  First define what level of a risk taker you are?  If you think you aren’t, look in your life where you are successful at taking risks, even if they are small because you can build on them (taking trips, driving, saying yes when you are uncomfortable with the unknown).  All these reflect many levels of being a risk taker.  If your definition of “highly successful” and risk taker are about investments in money only, then here’s a window to open and see just how much money has nothing to do with success.

For me, success is another delusion of risk taking.  It is a trap we fall into.   What is it that you are trying to succeed at? All important questions.  In my article I wrote called,  The Power of Failure: We get to decide what it means, I share many different perspectives of success and failure.

Success doesn’t tell us how rich we are, it only tells us how willing we are to show up.

So do you consider yourself to be confident with your decisions? Or do you get caught in the trap “What if I’m wrong?”. This “what if I’m wrong” has been a major obstacle for me to over come when it comes from “small risks” to “big risks”. Because for me I could see that small risks are fine, but when it came to bigger ones I finally got to understand what “being wrong” really meant. It was not as painful as a tooth extraction, but it was close enough. When faced with my honesty of why I am so triggered with “What if I’m wrong?”, I was able to decode it and bring the charge out in the open. For me, the trigger was “Being wrong is dangerous”. My family (particularly my dad) did a number in my head about what happened when I was caught in a situation of one kind or another. After really seeing that I could find areas in my life where “Being wrong wasn’t dangerous” I was able to see that it is just a belief I have been carrying. Freeing myself of this belief is how transformation takes place. It is literally what changes our external world inviting more and more mini miracles into your life.

My hopes is that if you don’t consider yourself to be a risk taker, that you look at the reasons why.  The hidden obstacles are a possible trap keeping you from living the life you want or you don’t realize that you are a risk taker because you might be basing it on monetary success.  Either way, I hope you find value in this.

Please leave a comment about how taking risks in your life have been successful or how they have hindered you from doing what you love.

As always, please share on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

Shakti Chionis

Miracles and More

Look soon for my prelaunch with Precious Gifts!  It’s here and as soon as I get word from my publisher that global distribution is complete, it is ready to buy!  Yay…. :-)

Welcoming Fall- 6 Tips on How to Transition into this Season with Ease.

 

“Come, little leaves” said the wind one day,

“Come over the meadows with me, and play;

Put your dresses of red and gold;

Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little songs they knew.

~Author Unknown~

 

Preparing for Autumn days ahead

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As we all know, in the past this has been one of my most difficult times of year.  I have gained a lot of wisdom and tools in the last year, so it is with a lot of faith that this year I will have a different experience.  As I gain strength  in my new choice muscles as to what works and doesn’t work, I am filled with possibilities.  Today, what I know for sure is that prayer works.  I have been praying for the courage to transition into fall with grace and divine love.

That being said, a number of things have shown up for me in the last week that I place this in the “answers to my prayer” box.  I went on a call with Justin Elledge (A medical intuitive who is known as the Human MRI) last week and found myself asking about Seasonal Affective Disorder.   I explained how my brain does this weird thing at the end of October and how difficult it is to manage the next 4 months without damage control on the other half of the year that I function so well.  This has been my experience living in the Northwest for the last 10 years for sure.  And now, with the added blessings of prayer, I think I have possibility for living in the Pacific Northwest with more ease over the fall and winter.

I was lucky enough to get my questioned answered.  I am sharing it because I believe I am not the only one affected here and it will help others.  The interview was on Unbounded Potentials.  You can listen to the replay here.  Basically what he said for me regarding fall is this:

 

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He said that as the sun shifts away from me in the Pacific Northwest (and Northern Hemisphere), the energy field of the Aurora Borealis becomes more affected by more power and suppresses me. (In other words, my electrical field shuts down completely)  The Atmospheric electricity is affecting me and grounding me will be effective. So it’s not just the sunlight that disappears, but the electromagnetic spectrum of the winter months in the northern climates. Staying grounded is essential.  That means connecting with the earth bare footed.  However, that does NOT sound inviting during the cold damp rainy days.   This is just so fascinating. So I went and looked up exactly what the Aurora Borealis is, and I find it to be interesting. It said it is produced by basically three things:

1. The solar wind – a continuous flow of the Sun’s magnetic field carrying charged particles (electrons and protons) from the Sun’s atmosphere far out into the solar system.

2. The “magnetosphere” – the area surrounding the Earth containing its magnetic field. The magnetic field is concentrated at the north and south magnetic poles.

3. The Earth’s atmosphere – the protective shield of gases that surrounds the planet.

Electrically charged particles come from space (1) and enter the Earth’s magnetosphere (2). They accelerate along the Earth’s magnetic field lines which concentrate at the poles. The particles then plunge into the upper atmosphere (3) where they collide with the gases that surround the Earth.

These collisions create energy, and the excess energy is given off in the form of light emissions. We call these light emissions the Northern Lights.

Justin did said that people with SAD can feel it all the way up into the Arctic.

I talked with a friend and he suggested getting Earthing Products.  You can learn more about this here.  It has been all very fascinating.  I worked with an other Energy Healer yesterday that started the process to help me shift this pattern.  Now, I don’t really know what that looks like yet, but I am having comfort in my prayers being answered thus far.  I also know getting to a sunny area is not just a treat over the winter.  It’s a necessity for self-care.  I don’t have an option.  So that will be a new thing for me.

He did mention the obvious about vitamin D deficiencies creeping in.  It’s hard to believe that 10,000 is not enough.  Anyways, here is a beautiful compilation of ideas to reflect on.

6 Tips on Transitioning into Fall:

(From Compass of the Heart by Loren Cruden)

1)  Focus on Sorting:  Focus on what needs release and what should be stored.  Find your balance and what serves it.  Pause and look at where you are, getting a sense of how to move in the coming cycle.  Look at where you have been, and integrate the lessons derived.  Take care of unfinished business.

2)  Focus on beauty.  Tune into life’s song.  Align with a natural rhythm that nurtures grace.  Let your consciousness abide in beauty, move in beauty, reflect beauty, invoke beauty.

3)  Focus on evening energies.  Make prayers of gratitude and good heart.  Let go of anxieties and tension.  Send awareness into the between places of transition, transmutation, and mystery.  Open to larger possibilities.  Tune into the subtler realms.  Work with a fluidity of consciousness.

4)  Focus on deepening the heart.  Expand your willingness to love, to be compassionate, to forgive, to let go, to nurture.  Dissolve beliefs or boundaries that hold you away from the heart’s strength.  Express generosity.  Learn to embrace without grasping.  Free your griefs and let them flow toward healing.

5)  Focus on guidance and dreaming.  Explore divination.  Develop intuition and lucid dreaming.  Get a clearer sense of relationship and guides and teachers.

6)  Focus on useful introspection.  Perhaps go on a retreat or arrange a time of solitude.  Bring your spiritual practice to a new level or resource and power.  Look within with the intentions of release and movement.  Proceed with whole heartedness.  Dispel shadows.

I know many people struggle with transitioning into the fall and winter days.  I am not alone here.  There are other affective things like the OTT lights and full spectrum light bulbs (replacing them in the main room you are in or all the rooms if you are highly motivated).

Please share your stories of what has worked for you if you suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). And Please share this on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or email.  This is something that can really benefit others.  Much love, 

Shakti