Bring a Deeper Awareness to Your Life

Hypnotherapy is a tool to connect you to your inner knowing and allow it to suggest the transformation that you are  ready for now. What are you ready to transform today?

Personally, my subconscious, inner-knowing reminds me that I am capable of being a clear and conscious channel of love for myself and Everyone I interact with.

I heal no one-no one needs to heal. We are all perfect exactly as we are in each moment AND we can be ready for the next lesson that brings a deeper awareness and consciousness to our daily life. We are the beautifully malleable clay that can be molded into a new form.

Moving through each moment in this awareness and consciousness we can bring a sense of peace, love, acceptance and enjoyment to that moment.

We remove the striving and can effortlessly BE in each moment, trusting that the next moment will also present itself perfectly. This gives us an opportunity to practice being aware and conscious…and if we aren’t…thats ok too! We will still receive the lesson we need to help lead us back to that awareness in this moment.

The same as a runner training for a marathon, we can train our minds to find joy being present in the moment. Feeling the aliveness of the here and now.

Hypnotherapy is like having a personal trainer that will motivate you to keep up with your daily routine. In that way my subconscious mind motivates me to stay present, conscious and aware.

Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of Fortune

Lakshmi is the goddess of material and spiritual abundance, success and wealth. She is Mother of the Earth and the Universe. She rains down upon us, all that we need in our lives. She is a nurturing and protecting Goddess, especially of women. Her abundance flows into the realms of creativity, connectedness and love. She helps us connect to the wealth that self love spreads to all areas of our daily life.Lakshmi the DivineXpression of Fortune

Lakshmi is worshiped with small alters in the homes of her Hindu followers. We too can create a sacred space to pay homage to this loving goddess. Flowers symbolizing the bounty of beauty in our lives that flourishes from Lakshmi’s gifts. Placing a fresh flower at our sacred alter sends this abundance back to Lakshmi. She sits upon a lotus flower which grows from the dark, dank underworld. This light that grows from the darkness is in us all.

I enjoyed a week long home retreat created by the lovely women from The Soulful Woman, that helped me reconnect with Lakshmi in a deeper way. This year I have been challenged with creating a new definition of personal success. Since this retreat I have been more connected to how abundance comes through so many varying channels in my life. I am so supported in my community in Costa Rica. I have an abundance of friends. I always have an abundance of fresh, organic, locally grown foods. I have an abundance of time to do what I love. I am always blessed with an abundance of creativity, whether it be in dance, writing or creating beautiful meals. Most importantly, inner peace and divine love flow through my day like the Niagra Falls, so with that as the base for my definition of success and wealth, I am feeling extremely prosperous.

You too can call upon Lakshmi to magnetize abundance and good fortune into your life.

Loving Ourselves

What if our only life purpose is to remember our true nature and to Love ALL of ourselves?

The old paradigm taught us that we have to love others more than ourselves. Slowly we are coming to realize that we can’t give away something we don’t possess. Only by loving ourselves are we able to truly love and accept others. What does self-love feel like? Contentment with who we are whether we are acting in a healthy or an unhealthy manner. Embracing our anger, our sadness, our ego with open arms and an open heart. Acknowledging and sharing our wisdom, our inner strength, our joy. Understanding that we all have triumphs and challenges, that we are not alone in this human condition. Remembering that we are more than this body and mind, we are an piece of an intricate spiritual construct that needs our talents and unique gifts in order to function efficiently. Some of our greatest talents can be what others may think are our weaknesses. How do we view All of ourselves?

I am currently putting great attention to what I tell myself, about myself. When I speak lovingly to myself, I naturally speak more lovingly to those around me. Taking care of myself by trusting my own inner knowing and letting go of other peoples opinions if a beautiful way to love myself. Sometimes I have to remember the basics of healthy eating, exercise, rest, play and fun are also a part of loving myself. Staying in self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-respect and patience seems like an easy concept and yet I continuously hear self negating thoughts running through my mind. This is where mindful presence is so beneficial as life path. Listening to what my feelings are trying to communicate regarding my self talk gives me the opportunity to practice extra compassion as I release any self flagellation and return to a more positive train of thought.

Until I made a conscious effort to be mindful of my thoughts I didn’t realize the small insipid lies I was constantly running through. Lies like I am not good enough, I am unlovable, I am worthless and have no value. These are old stories forged in a young and sensitive being with every slight and reprimand we all endure as children. I now know, I am not unique in this. The details may be different for each individual but the feeling of not fitting in, of not getting our needs met in the way we wanted, are common amongst us all.

We all too have a common solution to release these old stories, embrace the unique and amazing being we are. Be grateful for our individual talents, as no one else can gift this world with exactly what we can. Have the courage to share all of who we are, our authentic self.


A Whole New Image

What we believe about ourselves is formed by the time we are 6 years old through subtle societal norms, the media that brainwashes us and our family & friends who unwittingly teach by example what to do to fit in. As a certified member of the itty-bitty-titty comittee, as one of the tallest girls in 6th grade, and as the whitest California girl I knew, I have residual body image issues that I didn’t even realize I still had.

I teach Pilates and Zumba, my natural body type is long and lean AND I still have times when I am disgusted with my body. I didn’t think this was an issue for me until watching the video below. I realize all the times I wished I was stronger and had more muscle definition, I wasn’t loving myself exactly as I am.  Every time I’m around younger people and feel bad about my wrinkles, I’m forgetting self-love. When I’m on my period and feel fat, I’m judging myself as not being good enough. I hope to share a new self-image with others while becoming more conscious of how I Love My Body however it looks, at every stage of life.

This past month, I had the blessing to join a group of 20 amazing women to participate in a month long dance camp in Hermosa, Costa Rica. Every single one of these women are beautiful, amazing dancers. Every single one of these women has different body types. There is no one definition of a dancers body and there is no one definition of a beautiful woman’s body. Everyone moves in her own natural grace and we have an opportunity to celebrate ourselves exactly as we are.

photo by Alyssa Keys
photo by Alyssa Keys

We were blessed with an inspiring teacher who believes each one of us can bring our own majik and magnificence to the world as Unstoppable Goddesses when we truly embrace our unique gifts and share them with the world. We can Love our bodies, we can create a whole new image of what beauty means, we can reach our full potential when we are grateful for these sacred vessels that we live in. Our human body is an incredible work of art no matter what its shape, size, height, weight, color or age! It is our bright inner light shining through that people notice. Love yourself, YOU and the world deserves it.