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What if you could Step into “Actualization”?….. AND….What if there were 5 Keys to drive YOUR Success?

Dearest Readers….

It has been my pleasure engaging with many of you that I have authentically connected with.  I am currently choosing to redirect all of my blogs to my website and bring completion to this WordPress account.  It was born from the question I asked for a year and there has been so much change, growth and transformation that I’d like to continue with dialogue, just on my website now.  I am going to give this 1 weeks (July 22) for people to please move over to my new blog home.  I have hundreds of readers on this WordPress page that I can not communicate any other way than through here.  It is my hope and desire that you follow me.  Please join me Shakti’s Blog

If you are on my email list for receiving posts, please visit there as well and sign up to get them.  I look forward to growing with all of you.  As I said earlier, I have many ideas for what I’d like to do, I just need open dialogue with you to see if that’s something you’d like too.

xoxo, Shakti

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“If your head can hold an image of it, then your hands can hold the reality of it.  If you can visualize it, then you can create it into form.” 

~Bob Proctor~

“Expect a Miracle”

Dreaming your dreams, Becoming your Dreams, Actualizing your Dreams and Living your Dreams is all a process.   As Doreen Virtue stated at the writer’s conference in Maui, I attended this month “It takes 10 years to become an overnight success.”  That being said, you don’t want to back away from living your dreams, you just want to recognize that actualizing and manifesting your dreams take a point of view that require sustainability.  And that work comes with falling in love with your everyday life.  Falling in love with your work, falling in love with your passion and being who you truly BE.  What if stepping into who you truly BE is easier than you thought?  What if being YOU requires less work rather than more?

Does this sound to good to be true?  Does this sound like something that is working for you or against you?  What action steps are you afraid to take?  What action steps are you unwilling to take to make your dreams a reality?  Do you have the drive?  Or are you being driven?

Do you have the passion, as well as the compassion, for yourself and others as you find yourself walking on a different side of the street then everyone else?  What if standing out IS your contribution to the world?

AND What if these 5 Keys could unlock your manifesting power?  Are you willing to break it down and see the path of transformation?  Are you willing to do what it takes to become your dreams?  Or remain the dreamer being dreamed? If you answered YES then grab your keys and let’s go for a drive down Success Lane.

It’s time to take the ACTION in ACT-ualization.

Key 1 Understanding the difference between Manifesting and Actualization.

Key 2 Knowing when to be silent.

Key 3 Co-creating with the universe.

Key 4 Owning your gifts.

Key 5 Being open and letting go of what you think you know.

 

Opening the doors to the symphony of possibilities.

Key 1, Is there a difference between Manifesting and Actualization?  Yes there is.  Manifesting is working with bringing “thought” and “energy” together and working with the “inner world” of manifesting.  Actualization is the action generated from an idea.  Without the action, you will only have ideas without any completion.  .  Have you ever experienced that before?  I’m sure you have, we all let ideas wash away due to the lack of follow through.  As Bob Proctor says, “If your head can hold an image of it, then your hands can hold the reality of it.  If you can visualize it, then you can create it into form.”

Key 2, As Wayne Dyer so eloquently put it decades ago in his book REAL MAGIC,  “The Secrets sits in the center that knows.”  What is this secret?  This secret is the heart-mind.  The heart- mind knows everything and is removed from the mind-chatter.  Without the silence, music would never be created.  Without the silence, inspired action would never be generated.  Silence IS the “magic” for this key.  Without this magic, you have nothing to generate and create.  Without this moment of inspiration, your ego thinks it knows everything and creates nothing.

Key 3, Co-creating with the universe.  We are in partnership with the universe.  A dance of the heart, where one foot is dancing in the Divine and the other foot is dancing here on earth.  I like to see manifesting as an ethereal aspect of weaving the energies of thought and form into union.  Where as, Intention is the seed planted, where then the energy has to water it and give it life to actualize into a fruit.  Co-creating is a dance between these two places.  The intention is a powerful driver.  Manifesting is a quality of the universe, dancing the pieces together, as the universe orchestrates everything to be perfectly aligned, creating the symphony of possibilities. 

What if it doesn’t feel aligned?  What if there’s dead end after dead end?  Or worse, what if there’s failure and only fear showing up for you?  When this happens, the mind-chatter has disconnected with the heart-mind.  The heart mind IS the driver, not the mind chatter. The head mind only knows past and future stories.  The heart-mind KNOWS awareness and is present to what is in each moment.  If you are confused about the heart-mind  and what it is, then it’s time to take a look at what IS working to realign with those forces.  What’s right about this situation you are not seeing?  What’s right about YOU that you are not getting?  When you feel trapped in the wrongness of who you are, then your tendency will be to remain looking for the evidence to prove you right.

Key 4, Owning your Gifts.  That’s right, without YOU taking the drivers seat and becoming your own expert on what you do and declare as your “gifts”, you will remain stuck in the back seat of your life.  Worse yet, everyone else will be driving you around and you will feel like your life is passing you by.  What if you owned your calling?  What if your path to success starts with you stating the obvious?  And what is the obvious?  The obvious is knowing what your calling is in this moment.  Not 10 years ago.  Not last year, but today.  What is your heart-mind whispering to you today?  Has it been on a broken record?  Or is it new?  Is it clear?  Is it muddled?   What are you here for?  And when do you think you will be ready to take ACTION?

Key 5, Being open and letting go of what you think you know.  In other words, “Expect it when you least expect it.” Or another way of putting it is, “If you think you know, Let it go.”  Life usually ends up not looking the way you have painted it in your mind.  Day dreaming is wonderful and necessary, however when it comes to making your footprints in the actual pavement of “REALITY”  most people will say it was a different experience getting there.   The how we get somewhere is going to be completely on how attached you are to the outcome.  The more you let the outcome create itself from a universal knowing, the more doors of possibilities will open for you.  What if the possibilities of actualizing your dreams really could come true?  What if you could do it with total ease?  What if the fruits of your calling are sweet, delicious and abundant?  Are you willing to choose this?

So what makes stepping into ACT-ion bring about actualization?  There’s momentum in action.  This energy talked about above is a perpetual flow of transmitted energy and is continuously working for you, no matter what.  There’s power in co-creating with the universe.  EVEN if it FEELS like the wrong action.  It’s still action.

Are you willing to choose the ACTION necessary to ripen the fruits of your dreams?  How badly do you wish for your dreams to come true?  How much are you living in the wrong dream and wish to change this?   And what is stopping you?

What if you standing in your greatness was an invitation for the rest of the world to join you?  What if that invitation was the only missing ingredient to actualizing your dreams?  Are you willing to choose your greatness?  Or are you comfortable staying with your wrongness?  Or worse yet, your smallness?  What would happen if you stepped into your dreams and actualize them?  Are you ready to be YOU in the world of possibilities and live your dreams?  If you answered YES, I believe you.  Welcome home!

Life Beyond Words

Dearest Readers….

It has been my pleasure engaging with many of you that I have authentically connected with.  I am currently choosing to redirect all of my blogs to my website and bring completion to this wordpress account.  It was born from the question I asked for a year and there has been so much change, growth and transformation that I’d like to continue with dialogue, just on my website now.  I am going to give this 2 weeks (July 22) for people to please move over to my new blog home.  I have hundreds of readers on this wordpress page that I can not communicate any other way than through here.  It is my hope and desire that you follow me.  Please join me  Shakti’s Blog.

If you are on my email list for receiving posts, please visit there as well and sign up to get them.  I look forward to growing with all of you.  As I said earlier, I have many ideas for what I’d like to do, I just need open dialogue with you to see if that’s something you’d like too.

xoxo, Shakti

 

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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.

 

 

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The Power of Love

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Isn’t it amazing when all the signs of life line up just right. Your love emanates and you just are. Trying to get to it outside of yourself makes us crazy. Love is something that you have to embody in order to be it. It’s not something that you can find outside of yourself.

My recent trip to Maui in Hawaii was just that. I was aligned to my core essence. I was what I believe to be an embodiment of divine love. I felt like a living prayer wheel. I have never had an experience that transported me out of my “now” self and plunked me into a new “now” self instantaneously. One that had a vibration turned up so high, that I literally couldn’t be anything else other then love itself.

What’s amazing is what really happened. The veils of perception had an opportunity to be cleaned. I am still who I am. It’s just the belief of who I was has been cleared. The concept of understanding that when you are in your power, you are “Love in Action” and when you give your power away, you are a “Phantom in Action”. What is a phantom? A phantom is the illusion of being someone.  Be it your beliefs or the illusion of being someone else maybe or not even being present. Our egos are definitely living phantoms.

Make a choice today to embody love and be love in action. That is true power.

xxoo

Shakti

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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

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