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Cultivating Love – 8 steps for creating Magic

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This is exactly what humanity needs right now. We need lots of people inspiring others. We share our stories to help others lift up. This is good, but sometimes the people falling, or those that are stuck need more than a lift. They need more than a story. They need a rope. Sometimes a really long rope. They feel helpless, hopeless, lost or really stuck. Telling someone “to practice gratitude will change your life” isn’t everyones fix. Sometimes those that are stuck need help getting to a place just to allow gratitude before they can experience it.

I was one of those people. Suffering feels so isolating at times that seeing the forest through the trees doesn’t happen. Being stuck sucks. I read that today on someones blog title and said, “Yup, I’ve been there.” Being stuck does suck because it isn’t clear how to get unstuck. There were years where I would say “Why do these things just keep happening to me.” “Why can’t I find a job?, Why can’t I have a healthy relationship? Why don’t I have any money? Why do people treat me so poorly? Why am I a people pleaser? Why don’t people listen to me? Why am I misunderstood all the time?” There are many factors that create stuckness. There are so many interdependency factors involved, but to keep things simple, let’s see one at a time. You might feel stuck in a job you hate, stuck in a relationship that isn’t going anywhere, stuck in a family that doesn’t nurture you, stuck in a life that feels like a prison, stuck in a city that doesn’t support you or maybe you are stuck with no money and can’t find work.

It may feel like quicksand consuming you. It can feel paralyzing, or it can feel debilitating. Whatever has made you so stuck, it’s time to free yourself. You get to be the master in your life now and choose to look for a new way of doing something. You get to be the conductor. It’s time to create movement from inertia keeping you bound and tied down. Remaining stuck “IS NO LONGER AN OPTION!” What would someone who loves themselves do? They would care. They would take action. They embrace themselves.  They are willing to risk being vulnerable.

Here are 8 steps to create magic and to get unstuck.

1)  Acknowledge you are stuck.   It IS the key to getting unstuck.  Seriously, say outloud “I am stuck”  OWN your stuckness.  Do it with style.  Do it with laughter.  Do it with pizzazz.  I don’t care how you do it….but do it!

2) Write an allowing journal. Allow yourself to get unstuck. Allow yourself movement. Allow the feelings to be ok. Allow yourself to fee what you are avoiding. Allow good in your life. Allow freedom in your life. Allow joy and happiness. Allow a life worth living. Allow forgiveness. Allow inner peace. Allow yourself to make changes and most importantly allow yourself love.

3) See yourself as a big person, not a victim. Empower yourself. You are conducting your life now. You are only here because of a thought you believed about yourself. You are now allowing yourself to have new thoughts. You are now making new choices. Do NOT believe everything you think. This becomes a trap. You are here with millions of people that have been in your shoes or similar shoes. There is room for everyone to make new and different choices to become unstuck. This is another important step. Ask your adult self for help. Ask your higher self for help. Ask the universe for help. Ask God for help. Ask spirit for help. Say I am ready for change.

4) Cultivate Love. You are creating a garden (your garden). You need seeds. What seeds do you want to plant? Seeds of love, joy, happiness, generosity, patience, etc… You need space to grow it. You need water, fertilizer, sunshine, patience, etc… Now one of the most important thing all gardens need is to pull the weeds that grow. It is essential for the healthy plants to not be suffocated by weeds. Our thoughts are no different. Pulling the weeds of self doubt, not being good enough, not deserving, all the negative self talk will smother any healthy growth and we will be unable to see progress. We want the seeds of possibilities to flourish and grow. I want you to be your own witness to this miracle. It will happen. It is the joy of gardening. To harvest our food we grow. To enjoy the beauty of the flowers we grow. Love is the same. We want to cultivate it (hold it precious to ourselves) so we can allow it to rise up within and touch the lives of those around us…including ourselves.

5) Make a vision board and set an intention. Another KEY piece here. Your intention is your seed. Your intention creates your new changes to come. Making a vision board helps visually see it so you can “feel how good it will feel” when it comes. Feeling is half the equation here. Have a stack of magazines. Think of an intention, and then cut away. Don’t think about what you are cutting, just cut words, pictures, photos and set them aside. Then on a big piece of paper glue them together in a way that your intuition guides you. You can even put a date on it. Sign it with your signature. The universe wants to know it’s yours. Put a dab of saliva on it….this is your DNA signature.

6) Believe in yourself. What positive things can your write down about yourself? Write down 10 things that are positive. Do it! (I can see you coming up with excuses already).

7) Make a list of 100 things you want. (Is it a job, a career, a home, a lover, a friend, a car, a horse, a dog…) Whatever it is you need/want make this list. Don’t skimp on details. The universe does fabulous with details. The more the better and the clearer you get. If you are doing this with a husband, a partner, etc…it brings clarity for both of you to get on the same page and understand each other. Now, make a list of 50 things you have to offer. This is an incredible exercise to do.

8) Sit back and watch the miracle happen in your life. Watch the magic. You just created the remedy to get unstuck. I dare you to try it. It is impossible to fail. It is a very powerful method. DO NOT SKIP ANY STEPS….(If you do, I will know….hee hee)

Your life matters. Go give it meaning and purpose, so others will recieve your gifts you have to offer. You have everything for humanity to thrive. It’s all inside you when you cultivate love. You never know who’s life will be touched by your story. It may just be the rope to help pull someone out of their suffering. Humanity needs all of us to show up. Hands held out across the world.

With deepest gratitude, I wish you everything you desire to get unstuck. I believe in you. You have everything you need to create your own magic.

Please help others.  Share this link on Facebook, twitter, email it to friends.  I know what it’s like to be really stuck.  I have found a formula to get unstuck.  If you really want to help someone who’s ready to make changes, share this link.  Thank you.  I have nothing to gain here, it’s just my aspiration to help people.

 

 

Copyright © June 2013  All Rights Reserved.

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

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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.

 


 

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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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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

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“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.

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

In Memory of Maya Angelou

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The Dance of Eternity

Look through the ache

People cry hard

Open Your eyes

Shed one last tear

Dig deep

Stand proud

Step into your life and live till you die.

Paving the way for those arriving another day.

Their joy is your joy.

Their love is your love.

They live together, they exist together

In the dance of eternity

An endless loop of time.

Breathing, pulsing, living, moving one step,

one generation, one era at a time.

Breathe, dance, listen, decide how you choose to live

And pave the way for another.

The dance of eternity lives and breathes in the “ALL”.

We come from “ALL” and we go back to “ALL”.

Paving the way for another.

This is the dance of eternity.

Breathing, Pulsing, Joining, Becoming

The way for all.

Thank you Maya for teaching us, showing us just how to live.  Thank you for your strength, your courage and your inner beauty.  I am moved  deeply with your life.  May I walk as you’ve walked in your lifetime.  May we all find our courage as you showed us so elegantly.  Peace be with you.

In Deep Gratitude,

Shakti

Miracles and More

And the time has finally come.

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I’d like to welcome you to Miracles and More. I bring my heart, my joy and my gifts. Please join me!

Miracles and More

Miracles and More is a place where becoming yourself is not only honored but it is celebrated. A place for creating daily practices moving deeper into Self-love. A place where someone who loves themselves wholeheartedly knows how to lean into joy and feel it all.

This year has been a miracle unto its self.  I am fascinated that asking one question for a year would produce such powerful results.  I feel like I have been waiting 20 years for this to happen and in asking “What would someone who loves themselves do?” accelerated my life in helping me gain the growth and results to become who I always believed I was meant to be.  I am in awe of it actually.  Humbled by the beauty and the whispers that come to me regularly.

I will be moving this blog over to the new website over the next few months.  I am still working out the details on what moving it all means.  I still have several weeks to get all the details smoothed out, but for now you can visit and join the Miracles and More community.

May 5th, my 1 year anniversary

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 “Becoming Myself”

“It’s never too late to become who you were meant to be.”

 

Isn’t this what started it all?  Isn’t this where I was heading, without even knowing it?  Well, actually it was, “What is self-love?”.   But then it became about “It’s never too late to become who you were meant to be.”  Becoming authentic, doing what someone who loves themselves does, that is learning how to be yourself.  In a world of “What do other people think?”, this is not the path of least resistance.  In a world of idealism, a world of conforming, in a world of what others do and think and believe, sitting in the circle of “being yourself” feels like the lion is going to eat you up.

Fortunately, having asked myself “What would someone who loves themselves do?” for a year is one way to strengthen that inner demon of “What will other’s think.”  In fact, asking that question set me up to actually do between 6,000-10,000 loving acts towards myself in one year.  How many of you can think of 1 or 2 acts of loving things you did today, never mind over a year.

This question instills a habit, a very intense habit.  And this is necessary because to change a habit, you must make changes that allow for the possibility of changes to be made.  One can not be timid to look destiny in the eye.  One must find strength and the only way to find strength is through taking action repetitively.  Repetition is the only way we will make the changes necessary for “Real Change” to be formed in a short amount of time.  If you want to learn a foreign language, then you must practice it.  Self-love for so many of us, IS a foreign language.  Therefore, practicing, is a must.  And how does one do that?

By starting, and then following the path it takes you.  Your path will look different from mine.  Every individual on the planet will have a different path, but it will always lead us to the same place… Wholehearted living.

What is really amazing to me is that it really is never too late to become yourself.  Even if it’s the last breath you take, if you take that breath knowing exactly who you are and how to be yourself….then you are home.  You get the golden prize.  To me that is a miracle to celebrate.

Enjoy my video.  10 min to capture a year doesn’t do it justice, but it gives the highlights and it definitely reveals what is coming next.  So make sure you watch it through to the end.  I don’t want you to miss out on what’s coming around the corner.  June 1st is the day I am going live with it.  Let’s cross fingers it’s ready.  🙂

Watch me here!

xoxo

Shakti

Aligning with Ones Purpose

Welcome Spring

Magic is in the air.  Answered prayers, as my therapist is saying, creating miracles for me.

In the wake of my life, I am always amazed how these moments that I call “aligning with my purpose” show up.   I never know when they are going to happen, but they do happen and when they do, It FEELS AMAZING.  I feel complete.  I feel like my life is absolutely amazing and that I am very lucky.

I think the connection to source or truth brings us that experience of alignment.  As I continue with my “What would someone who loves themself do?” daily asking, I find that my life flows really well now.  The question is back (fully) and why it left for a few months is beyond my understanding.  I went deep into some heavy purification and the clarity was just unavailable.  Or perhaps when one is cocooning, there isn’t any outside access and I was really just having to work with all the stuff that came up for me.  And of course, being a snake year, there has to be a shedding the skin that happens.  So perhaps that explains something.

I am currently in my new skin and LOVING what is being created.  I am focused with much purpose and responsibility with where I am heading and what I want to make of myself in life.  After all, isn’t that what started this mission.  To become who I have always believed I am meant to be.  And so walking in my authenticity is feeling safer and stronger.  I am still a baby, but the crawling phase is a lot more fun then not moving at all.  New Beginnings are everywhere.

With that in mind, I want to share one of my new beginnings that has created itself.  I am very excited to share my artwork in a way that you (my readers) have access to enjoy it in your homes and offices, or perhaps even gift them.  My artist website was recently born a few weeks ago.  I have both photographs and artwork (watercolor and mixed media).  You can buy prints of all sizes, buy them on canvas, metal, acrylic and even print them on different papers (including watercolor paper).  You can get gift cards and even iPhone cases for some of the images.  It is VERY fun for me to see my artwork like this.  I even want to buy!  LOL  Just so I can cover my walls.  Some of the originals are for sale and will be mentioned if available.

Please Visit:

Shakti’s Soul Expressions

In honor of the Spring Equinox, I am promoting a special one time offer limited offer for this print above on this page titled “Welcome Spring.

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As a gift to you, I am offering a 15% discount for the first 48 hours from today.  This is for ALL of my paintings.

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When checking out, you will have a place to enter it.  Fine Arts America will ship ANYWHERE in the world.  Yup…it’s available to you anywhere you live, so please find a print that calls to you and buy it.  Each painting has a vibration that adds to any space the joy and delight it brings.

Please share this with everyone you know.  Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and email.  What makes me so happy about it is that I feel like it allows me to really share a part of me with you.

The next few surprises will be coming very soon.  I have been incredibly lucky to feel so much purpose in my life.  Of course, we all know that “Luck” is really all about application and doing the work.  The unfolding of 2014 has been revealing itself to me recently and I can see just how much work I have done to get here.  My foundation of self-love is clearly being built.  

Magic and Miracles…..xoxo, Shakti