Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Friday, September 18, 2015
A couple of confessions:
In order to avoid judgment and rejection, I've hidden a wonderful gift. After a recent devastating event in my life, I saw clearly how "withholding truth" is equal to telling a lie.
The truth is I enjoy divination, tarot, and connecting with Source through my cards. I am not ashamed and feel free to unfollow me if you don't agree. I respect that.
Lesson: Don't hide my gifts to keep friends, if they don't accept all of me they are not a real friend anyway. If I can't be myself fully, how could anyone love and accept ME!
But I was like, nah I am good. I couldn't imagine what this could be. Life is peachy. But with research, I learned that this card can also mean you are affecting someone without being aware and causing them the pain. Ouch! I immediately prayed that if my actions are causing pain to another, please reveal it to me so it can stop. That was Thursday.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sparkly Wisdom: It is useless to criticize God for failing to grant your prayers if you are asking that he come and visit you where you are. You change nothing in your behaviour or your way of thinking, and yet you imagine that the Lord will come and pull you out of the hell you have fallen into. It is exactly as if you were to go down into a cave or cellar and then beg the sun to come and shine its light on you: it can’t! It is up to you to come out and receive its light.
What does a cave or cellar represent? All the inferior manifestations of your intellect and heart, all the bad habits you refuse to renounce which keep you in the cold and dark.
Those who beseech the Lord to come and save them and yet refuse to abandon their old ways of living will no more have their prayers granted than if they prayed to the sun to illuminate them from deep in a cave. They are wasting their time. It is up to them to make a move toward the Lord by improving their attitude. ~ Omraam Mikheal Aivanhov
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Teaching Women How To Regain Their Power
I had to switch this up.
Just when you think you know a person!
Just when you go to write about a person and what you THINK they are all about is only the nail on the toe. I thought I knew Christine's mission, their purpose, their passion... until recently, SHE CAME OUT!
"I have to come clean..."
I grab my headphones and turn up the volume. I want to hear every word.
"So many of us are struggling to make it all work."
I compassionately nod my head.
I personally know theses women. So many, living their lives with outward smiles but tucked in their pretty purse or stuck to the heel of their stiletto shoes like toilet paper trailing are inner securities, pains, disappointments, and shame.
"My purpose is to bring you back to EVERYTHING... all of that that makes you whole."
Watch her confession video here.
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What is your name, where are you from, what is your profession?
Who are you really?
Describe yourself without using your name, or any attributes given to you by society and really think. Deep down, who are you?
I am a straight shooter, a paradigm-shifter, a thought leader, a feminine face of activism.
I did what you called me to do in this lifetime. I healed lives, loved more than I was loved and gave more than I was given.
What would you do differently if you knew no one was judging you?
Cuss a little more. LOL!!
When you're 90 years old, what will matter most to you in the world?
That I did what made me happy. I'm fiercely devoted to my happiness.
What were you doing when you last lost track of the time?
Singing and dancing in the kitchen while preparing dinner.
If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach?
To trust God for everything. I believe as humans, that's one of the hardest things to learn to do daily.
What terrifies you the most?
Losing a child
What are you looking forward to?
Doing the work that I love daily. It is my driving force.
Describe the greatest adventure of your life.
Packing up my truck and moving solo to NYC. I still can't believe I drove the entire way from Chicago by myself. I love it there and will move back again one day soon.
What is your greatest?
What is your greatest weakness?
Fear of failing
What have you did your life teach you yesterday?
Love is unique.
A note from Christine:
"One of THE most EMPOWERING things you can do for yourself is to create an I AM statement, and revisit it often.
Who are you? Have you thought about who you want to become? What you want to create in your lifetime? I bet you have, but maybe you've been denying yourself the opportunity to start.
Well today's your lucky day! It's your starting point. Create your "I AM" statement and put it somewhere you can see it daily to remind yourself of who you are and who you are becoming. This is especially good on those days when life is sucking you dry.Extra Credit: Find a cute picture of yourself, go to Canva.com, and get creative like I did. smile emoticonYou're more likely to look at it daily when you're seeing yourself looking the role (even if you're not quite there yet!)"
Honestly, I am not the least bit surprise. Christine exudes strength, wisdom, and intuition. I am grateful and honored to call her a SPARKSTAR!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|Chelsea Peterson Photography|
Nail polish pointers, she's got it!
Gadgets & gizmos, right on top of that!
Saving money, holiday fun, head shots, giveaways, Adrian is in the mix of it all.
|Natasha Layne Brien|
Ever hear the expression, "JACK of all trades, master of none".
Notice they didn't say JILL, because women have the impeccable ability to do it all, keeping it cute, while holding their skirts. Adrian's certainly a lady that has "all" covered.
As a mother of three, and with nearly 30 years of parenting under the waistband, she affirms, "A child who is allowed to keep an excess of toys and clothes is likely to not notice the clutter in their adult life because that seems like a normal situation for them."
Job titles and daily hats call for more than motherhood, as if that was not enough. For approximately 25 years, Adrian worked as a Financial Analyst for a large bank. When we speak of spreadsheets we are not talking bedding but the data and numerical info that would drive a mad man sane.
My favorite piece of financial advice from Adrian is "renew EVERYTHING". Though speaking specifically about borrowed library books, Adrian inspired my new personal slogan. Can you see how that motto applies to thoughts, feelings, and your daily focus. BOOM!
Adrian is a wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, and blogger. In this superhero line-up, the only thing I did not read is hip hop rapper. But, please, I don't put it past her to lean how to Nae-Nae, and tutor us through each step.
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Michelle Obama & Ellen Dance
The blogger with the most is a Scout leader, gives to her church regularly with time and singing service, and has connected hearts with kids in N. Ireland.
Adrain is a night owl bit by a traveling bug, that stays up too late, and is allergic to cooking. She loves animals and caters several side hustles because life just can't seem to keep her occupied.
I love this Sparkstar so much because with little to no credit or accolade, she gives her best and hardly complains. Life is good as Adrian is crazy enough to share herself with us.
From her heart to yours...
|Adrian's Crazy Life|
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Monday, July 6, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
This adventurer and love warrior meets life with gentle curiosity and the incredible mindset of infinite possibility.
Being a friend of Nasha, has been a personal upraise because like a real life "Annie", she exudes joy, positivity, and a mindset of manifestation.
Binghamton, New York
I work with individuals and communities seeking freedom and fulfillment.
- Travel for service and adventure.
- Paint abstract art.
- Be a doula and work in hospice care.
- Participate in meditation retreats, and spiritual and leadership workshops.
- Skydive 3 times each year.
- Spend more time with family.
- Perform daily random acts of kindness.
- Make fresh green smoothies and juice.
- Interview people to learn more stories and perspectives.
- Teach or practice yoga daily and run marathons regularly.
- Sponsor family reunions.
- Supply Organo Gold 'Meals on Wheels' to clients and emergency shelters in Broome County.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
“Be independent of the good opinion of other people.” ~ Abraham Harold Maslow.
And what most people do not consider is the affect that their opinions might have on the person they are served up to.
For instance, a young and vulnerable mind, still trying to create their own self identity.
OK, let be clear. Opinions in and of themselves are perfect fine. It is when these opinions are given without permission, as if they are the only truth that exists, and with the slight suggestion "You are dumb if you don't listen to me because, isn't it clear that I know everything."
It can be overwhelming to be forced fed the opinion of others. Especially when they are friends, boss, parents, or SOCIAL MEDIA. So when you begin to feel that "OMG" feeling come over you from the infiltration of some one's good opinion... here are 4 ways to say, "F" that!
1. Find your Stillness and Breathe.
Of course, always start with the breath. Breathing is the key to life. When someone gives their opinion it can feel constricting. And there are no accidents that it does. What you are experiencing is an invisible tight hold around what once was infinite possibility.
With every moment, life presents infinite possibility for outcome. What opinions can sometimes do is create limits around what is possible based on the experience of others. This can be quite traumatic if you are someone that believes in miracles.
So "F" that. Find your stillness and breath. The breath is the physical manifestation of abundance. It can not be seen but felt and is always available to you in each living moment. When you come back to the breath, you are instantly reminded of the truth of the universe which is expansive, infinite, and full of possibility.
Spend 5 to 10 minutes just breathing.
2. Focus on your passion and mission
It is so easy to be distracted by the opinion of others. Especially when what they are offering sounds logical and smart. Most of the time, when we are up to great things in the world, it surpasses the understanding of other and even ourselves. So if someone gives you an opinion that is neatly packaged in logic, it is easy to be distracted from your vision, dream, passion, and mission. Naturally you want to do what makes sense but sometimes, your calling won't make sense to others and you have to courageously risk to see it manifest.
So "F' that. Focus on your passion and mission. When you get super duper clear on what ultimate calling is, the unsolicited opinion of others on what to do with your life will be easily dismissed. You will not be distracted from your path based on their belief.
To get super clear, take the moment to write down your mission, your purpose, your passion. You can even record yourself saying it. And when someone says something that doesn't quite encourage your ultimate path, you press PLAY and remind yourself what you are up to. Leave them to their path and you stay in your lane as well.
Remember the good opinion of others are not necessary for us to do a good work in the world.
3. Forgive those that try to control you.
I realized that most of the time, people give their opinion because the honestly believe they know what is best. They want to see the world around them unfold how they think it should. They feel that if they tell everyone what to do, then they can ensure their own safety and create the world according to their own liking. It sounds good in theory but NO, we are not in control of the actions of others. No one is in control of you.
So "F" that. Forgive them. Be compassionate to the soul that is afraid of life. They are afraid that if they do not control every aspect of life, including you, things will go really wrong. Do not be inundated by the fear of others. Understand that they mean well and are only doing their best to protect what they consider might be their peace. This has nothing to do with you, so don't take it on. Forgive them for trying to control you. Send them love and encouraging light energy instead.
Mantra: Happiness and peace is mine. I forgive those who attempt to control me.
If you are experiencing anxiety due to the opinion of others it is probably because if you are highly sensitive you are picking up on their fear. Declare you happiness and send them love. Stand courageously and be a mirror for them to know that anything is possible. Show them with your confidence and trust that everything in life is unfolding in perfect order.
4. Fill your mind with gratitude.
When you are given the opinion of another, without asking, immediately go to gratitude. Be thankful for the gift while saying no thank you to the intention. An offering is an offering. Even if it feel like it is being pushed down your throat... it is not. It is a gift that you can be grateful is coming your way and also have the authority to refuse.
So "F" that. In the moment, that you are full of gratitude for who you are, what you have, where you are going, what you've become, you have no room for the "good" opinion of others to hold space in your mind. You can consciously accept that in which you need and leave everything else at the door.
Think of all of the things that you are grateful for and you have not time or space to feel bad about gift that you don't need. Trust me someone else might be able to use it, just not you, just not today. Thank you, but no thanks and know that it is OK.
And then again, come back to the breath. The amazing, abundant, and awesome breath will support you in all that you want to do.
So even in this moment, know that this is JUST my opinion on how you may deal with the GOOD OPINION of others and if it doesn't not work for you...
2. Focus on your passion purpose mission
3. Forgive those that try to control you
4. Full your mind with gratitude
Love and Light,
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
|Amazing Human Thangs!|
Love yourself enough to trust trust yourself and be confident in your decisions, even when you think they are absurd to others.
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