Tomorrow

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Tomorrow

 

There isn’t a moment where tomorrow ever comes.
Tomorrow is lost in a fog.

It is an eternal now.

Moment by moment strung together like pearls on a string.

Wishing for tomorrow is asking for scarcity to visit.
Empty and void in nature.

Experience what is.
Only then will total satisfaction complete ones desire.

Today is your day.
Tomorrow is only a dream.

Isn’t this a miracle?

 

Copyright © All rights reserved 2014.  Shakti Chionis

St. Nicholas Day

Shakti Chionis:

I am reblogging this sweet story. My son is now 3 and today once again St. Nicholas visited and left an orange and a golden walnut. this is just the sweetest story. Had to share it again.

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St Nicholas Day

Yesterday upon leaving my sons childcare, there was a trail of carrots and celery for a horse to come for a treat.  Today my 2 1/2 year old was visited by St. Nicholas and this is the story that his dear caregiver told.  I found it very touching that I thought I’d spread the sweetness on to you.  I did have a photo of my sons slippers with an orange and a golden walnut, however I did a stupid thing this morning.  I accidentally placed the SDcard into the cd slot on my computer.  Boohoo….  and can’t retrieve it without bringing my computer in to get fixed.  It was one of those moments as I saw it slip out of my fingers….and into the wrong spot.

I do hope you enjoy this.  I found it a worthy read.

There was once a good and very kind man called Bishop Nicholas…

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What are you Craving? 5 simple ways to bring balance over the holidays.

 

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“Balance, my darling, is not letting anybody love you less than you love yourself.”

~Elizabeth Gilbert~

This is the time of year where we find ourselves believing we are “supposed to do” for our family, for our friends, for our kids, for our tradition.

What happens when you burn out?  Then what?  Are you overeating sugar? Are you numbing out on the computer or TV?  Or are you just craving something that you can’t put your finger on.

Balance is so important, but for some it becomes another “To Do” on your list of plenty.

So how do you fight the overdoing?  How do you stop and think?  How do you say, “My needs matter? And actually follow through with self-care?”

5 Simple things to knock the cravings down and find joy in your holiday tote.

1) Listen to music that relaxes you.  Subconsciously your body slows down and takes its cues from the environment.

2) Get enough sleep.  Easier said than done.  I am notorious for NOT following this rule.  I am trying though.

3) Avoid eating unnecessary sugar.  It will bring mood swings, keep you up at night, make you feel good only temporarily, put on the holiday pounds.  Instead, ask yourself “what am I craving?”  Listen to what your intuition tells you.  It might surprise you.  It may have nothing to do with food.  It may be craving self-care like a nap or drinking more water.  It may be saying to slow down and breathe.  You won’t know unless you ask.

4)  Say no more often.  Avoid the obligations.  Ask yourself if it brings you joy.  If it doesn’t, then saying no is ok.  Keep your life more simple at this time of the year.  Speeding things up and taking on more only makes you feel less joy.  Look to see what the essence of the holidays brings for you and then declare it.  Is it peace?  Is it joy?  Is it warmth and coziness?  Whatever you’re craving, it will come to you easier when you declare it.

5)  Remember to eat.  Skipping meals because you have so much on your plate starts the train wreck and ends with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.  Or worse, knocking your immune system down and you get run down and begin to feel a cold coming on.  Keep your water intake up, keep your food intake going and you may notice you are looking less for the afternoon pickup and smiling more.

Whatever you find that you are craving, be willing to ask yourself questions.  Blindly running on empty is setting you up for a fall.  This is a special time of year. Give yourself a hug, drink some tea and simplify your day.

Remember no is a complete sentence.

Have a great week.

Love, Shakti xxoo

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…

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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

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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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2) You will also get a signed copy from me.  Precious Gifts is a perfect holiday gift for yourself or a friend.

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.”

 


Inspired by asking a question for one whole year “What would someone who loves themselves do?” and then acting intuitively with whatever inspired me. Sometimes being scared and brave at the same time was often what propelled me forward. 

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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.




 

Just in time for the holidays.  A perfect Gift for yourself or a loved one.

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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.


Special Bonus:  When you purchase Precious Gifts, and Sign up for my newsletter today, you will receive a FREE gift of one of my favorite singing bowl recordings I have made.  It is perfect for meditations, relaxation, as well as an excellent sleep aid. It is available in an mp3 download (a $5.95 value).



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