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.

Here is the correct link (Special Offer expires 11/11/14)

 

With your purchase of Precious Gifts, you will also get a Free Gift from me of a special recording of Singing Bowls that I made.  It’s perfect for meditation or just simply relaxing and falling asleep too.

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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

 

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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


 

I have a special invitation for you when you pre-order the book today. 

When you order before 11/11/2014

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

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.

4) Special Bonus:  When you purchase my book 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.)

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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Why pre-order?

Those of you who know a little about publishing may know that, for lots of different reasons, pre-orders are *very* important for a book’s success. So when you pre-order, you not only get an autographed copy from me and saving 40%, as well as a FREE gift of one of my favorite singing bowl meditations,  you are also supporting the book to help awaken the global heart and I sincerely appreciate your help with that.

Copies will be available on Amazon, Barns & Noble, and other global distributions November 15th.

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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.

What are you waiting for?  Say YES, your spirit thanks you today.

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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

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

www.miraclesandmore.com  

Counting down the days for prelaunch….stay tuned!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just write she say’s….Just write!

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Everyday I am trying to find the step back into my blog.  I really have so much to share.  And yet, to maintain balance, I have to be honest with myself and not perform honesty.  There is no way to do it all.  I’m not even trying.  It is so frustrating.  I love feedback also, so if you would like to have more input with things that I am doing.

Please join me on my Facebook page for Miracles and More.  Or join my mailing list.

My goals are:  

1)  Post once a week

2) Pre-launch my book this fall (Because my book is here!)

3) Do a painting art project called “Celebrating my Life”…your very own book of your core essences that honor who you are.  

4) Share what I am up to for my own healing.  I have stepped it up and it’s really working!

5)And finally, just inspire.  Whether it’s through words or art, I offer inspiration and encouragement.  Even when I’m in the crazy chaos of my life.  Oh the stories…last weeks was a doozy.  

I want to hear from you all.  Feedback is so very helpful.  Thank you for joining me on my Facebook page. But I will do polls here as well.  Stay tuned.  It’s only been 2 full weeks that my kids have been in school and I am drinking up the “self-care” time for myself.  It’s hard to do anything else just yet.  This is my plea for forgiveness.

Much love,

Shakti

 

Change is in the Air

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“When we train our mind in how to die,

we directly influence ourselves on how to live.”

~ Shakti Chionis

What does impermanence mean?

We all live in a world of movement.  The seasons cycle, there is birth and death moment to moment.  We witness it within ourselves as simple as our breath cycling in and out and as profound as how much we change from birth, through adolescent all the way through old age and finally we come to death…if we live a long life.  For others their path may be shorter.  Regardless of length, there is a cycle of birth and death.

Nature carries the same cycles within  the seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter.  In the growing of a plant and flowering and dying.  Everywhere we go we see change.  And yet, being open to change is one of humans biggest resistance.  Why?

With so much information going around with Robin William’s recent death, people are talking.  People are looking.  Looking for answers, looking for understanding and looking for meaning and comfort in what seems to some a selfish act on his part.  Everyone seems to have an opinion.  And ultimately who is the opinion benefiting?

 Is it kind?  Is it true?  Is it necessary?

Where does one turn to when everyone is looking for the same answers and comfort?

The same grasping.

Some turn to religion, some turn to addiction and some turn to friends, family, social media while others go and search within.  What are the answers?   Answers to depression.  Answers about mental illness.  Answers about how someone so funny and so obviously committed to others well-being care so little for themselves or family?  Who’s opinions are these?  How does it relate to you?

What  is it that we are really afraid of?  Why are people so rattled?  There is death around us all the time.  Do you not see it?  Our mortality is real and how one dies apparently is becoming the universal point of expansion in our lives.

Change brings both fear of death and fear of the unknown to a pinhead.  

I want to share a story here.  At least 10 years ago (maybe more), I once went on a retreat on Salt Spring Island (in British Columbia)  and the Buddhist nun there was incredible. I told her that I have been to many teachings and read several dharma books and they all say to reflect on death. Some say even 10 x a day. Not to dwell on it but to understand the nature of impermanence. I asked her does this make it happen?  As in would we manifest dying  because we would be thinking about it so much.  She said no. Then she explained that death is a law like gravity. It’s going to happen no matter what.  So being afraid of something that happens no matter what isn’t worthy of running from.  Rather facing it and understanding it so when the time comes you are at ease with it.

I have learned by reflecting on death it allows us to grasp the quality of its reality. That all things are impermanent. When we train our mind in how to die, we directly influence ourselves on how to live. It brings a profound view of how precious everything is. It brings a deeper gratitude into our beings. It brings joy and love and other precious gifts fuller and deeper into our being.  The quality of life expands and opens us up to being more available to what possibilities exist instead of resisting things out of fear. I have found many religions bring so much fear to people. Unless your faith about death is unwavering from a near death experience, most people fear the unknown. I believe this unknown is more of the issue then death itself.

The Buddha says, “Everything is like a bubble.  You never know which comes first, tomorrow or the next world.”.

These words are engrained deep inside of me.  For I continue to train my mind to know what’s most important.  In doing so, when life events happen, I have developed resilience to what I see and fear. My faith in the unseen is protecting me.  My faith in myself is stronger and I will be a person others can lean into for support during tough times.  Without this foundation, my mind will blow like the wind and have nothing to cling on to.  It will pass through all the stories not knowing which one to grasp and cling to for dear life.

Robin Williams really has given us many many gifts if you want to know.  The most important one I believe is the gift of just how precious human life is.  What more do you want?  What more can you say?  Ultimately it is our own path to walk alone on and it is our passion for living that will touch others.  It is with this hope that we may reach out to one another in humanity and lean on each other and bless each other with the grace of love.

Peace be with you.

Shakti

Miracles and More

Let go of who you think you are and fly with your wings of who you really are.