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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

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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!

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…. 🙂

The Time Has Come ~

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We are all being asked to Awaken to our Heart’s Essence. 

 

Are you listening? 

Are you paying attention? 

Are you fighting it or opening to the mystery of it?

 

Do you see life in black and white?  Are you living in the shadow of perfectionism still?

Awakening to your Heart’s Essence means are you waking up to your purpose?  Are you choosing to be for love or against love?  Are you for giving love?  Or against giving love?  Forgiving yourself?  Forgiving others?

I can not answer any of these for you.  Only you can.  What matters most to you?  Being right?  Being loving?  Being present and showing up?  Listening to your calling.

The time has come.  The time is right now.  Do not let life hold you back.

What choices are you making today?  What is your heart saying?  And are you listening?

 

Miracles and More

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In 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!

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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.

Fierce Acceptance

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“We attract what we judge until we no longer judge what we attract.”     Matt Kahn

When we become clear about this message, miracles are bound to happen, yes?  Or is this just another obstacle preventing us from moving forward?

For me, this message is so powerful.  It takes any confusion out of the equation.  If I want to attract something different, then I have to behave differently.  Becoming different is not the goal though.  The goal is accepting each moment as it appears.  Within each appearance there is opportunity for change.  Within each moment change happens, drop by drop we become different.  It is such a strange riddle, but it is necessary to understand the meaning of this.

The mirror of life is so profound. We look at what we want to look at and we turn our heads and blame, shame and misunderstand what we don’t want to look at.  When does looking become less painful?  I believe as we clear more and more toxic energy out of our habits and pray into a new paradigm, we will welcome change faster and easier.  As I move through all the healing this year has brought me, my habits are still there, but my new practices definitely keep me more present with what appearances do show up.  I am looking with more confidence and finding that I have the tools to heal what does show up.

June 5th will be the unveiling of  Miracles and More.  A place where becoming yourself is not only honored, but it is celebrated.  Stay tuned….it’s just around the corner!  I have been working tirelessly to get it all up and running.  It is going to be so much fun!!!

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

Claiming Love

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“Because THAT is what someone who loves themself does!”

 

The last month for me has had so many things I wanted to share, but everything is accelerating for me that I have literally not had any time to share!  It has been a bit frustrating, but I am here now.  Currently, I feel as if my life is undergoing a major transformation.  I feel these large invisible hands living outside my home and rearranging everything so my life works the way I am asking for it.

We are currently at the tail end of spring break (my son has 2 weeks in April off) so that has also made my time limited here.

To sum up the last few weeks….

As I walked into some really big purposes that you will find out shortly, I have never felt so complete and deeply purposeful.  AT the same time, my personal life definitely felt like my soul was dying, and then I launched my artist website the day after.  The night of a very emotional morning, we had a visiting Tibetan Doctor (Paltul Rinpoche) and I was in the hot seat for my time with him.  I would not call it a “lecture” but it was.  He reminded me how loving kindness is the most important thing.  He reminded me about patience, tolerance and   having my mind in check when it comes to my anger.  It was not easy to listen to what I already know but have chosen to not practice.  It was really hard to watch the thoughts of shame I was encountering within.   Maya Angela always says, “When you know better, you do better.” and yet, it seems somewhat impossible when I am in it.

A few days later my other friend I support as a Tibetan Doctor was visiting me.  She is very gifted, her name is Dr. Nashalla Nyinda.  She had just finished taking a Tibetan Geomancy refresher class (a fancy kind of Feng Shui that has great power in it) and she spent the week rearranging my house.  First with the bedroom to bring harmony and peaceful sleep.  It was noticeable that night and every night since.  Then the entire downstairs was completely rearranged as it was all not working for me apparently.  The front of the house, the colors, every part of my home had some kind of protection, rearranging, or change.

After she left, I spent a few days painting the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathroom….all a color I never would have chosen.  It’s called Mountain Mist.  It is cooling off all the fire we apparently have in the house.  I feel the groundedness, I feel the peace in it.  Even the curtains I bought are a robin egg blue and has made a difference on grounding the energy for me.

My husband and I entered into couples counseling together last weekend.  The external part of my home is reflecting all the internal changes that have occurred and that are showing how important it is to look at something new.  We have been married 15 years and I am just now learning that he doesn’t think he’s ever been able to meet my needs because he doesn’t exactly know what they are.  I find this fascinating.  Truly.  In investigating it with more and more woman, I am hearing the same message over and over, that men don’t understand what women’s needs are.  Is this true?  I just thought it was a Shakti thing and my husband.  But really, the bottom line is always the same.  Do I matter?  Do you care enough about me to be my witness in life?  Are you willing to connect with me as I walk my path and you walk your path.  There’s so much here to chat about, but I will save it for a separate blog post.

What really fascinates me are the supporters that are showing up in my life right now.  Angela Montano has a program called Rethink Prayer.  She is a living breathing prayer wheel in my opinion.  She is brilliant and has the most tender loving nature.  Her words speak through me in every layer.  My biggest “THING” that I can see that has been getting in my way for self-love is I have lost my “FAITH in LOVE”.  So as I am stepping out more and more on to bigger platforms, I am recognizing that my question of What would someone who loves themselves do, has become “BECAUSE that is what someone who loves them self does!”  And that for me, is claiming love.  I am saying, I am willing to have faith in change.  I am willing to give my fears over to a bigger power and say “I can do this” because that IS what someone who loves them self does.

As I say yes to being “brave and scared” at the same time, as I say yes to “Faith in Love” and as I say yes to “It’s ok for me to be myself”, my life is accelerating and showing up in ways that require me to stay strong, and hold on.  My thoughts of how I handle things are clearly different.

I am embarking in Part 2 of Brene Brown’s e-course of The Gifts of Imperfection and absolutely thrilled to know how far I have come.  I can see as the layers of shame have fallen  away, my ability to accept myself for who I am are expressing more.  I still have extremes going on and I am still quite emotional at times, but this is part of who I am.  I can accept that.    Learning new ways of communicating, learning new tools for cultivating and practicing them are becoming my “normal” way of thinking now.  Such an amazing foundation to share.  I really have many things to share and write, however there is only one brain in my head and the push I am doing to finish a project to share for my one year anniversary is taking much of my time.  I will do my best to post inspiring things for the next few weeks.  🙂  This is an amazing time for me.  Very profound.  I look forward to my one year up date, my offerings I have at that time will be very clear as well.  Or mostly done.  My guides are all telling me it had to be done like “yesterday”….and I just remind them all, I do have small children!  They just smile at me and are patient.

Love, Shakti