Posts Tagged ‘abundance’

Epic Fail? It’s Okay.

July 3rd, 2013

This is an affirmation which I’ve been using for about 7 or 8 years now and I believe it works. It’s actually a quote but I use it as an affirmation. I recently got my husband turned on to it, too. A friend passed it on to me, and now I am passing it on to you. It’s very powerful if you really let it steep in, slowly and surely.

If you read it when you’re feeling down and out, over and over, trust and believe in the words, you’ll make it through. You’ll move past defeat, keep moving, and transform. Moreover, you’ll empower yourself to define what failure is and what it isn’t.

“I’M INSPIRED BY FAILURE. THE PROCESS OF DEFEAT — PICKING YOURSELF BACK UP AGAIN IS THE HARDEST THING IN THE WORLD.”

-Lolo Jones

Magic In The Air, Ki Healing

October 2nd, 2012

Such a buzz in the air. It feels like the first day of Fall, but it’s the second day of October.

I love our Indian Summers. October 1 was easily one of the hottest days of the year and luckily I got to be working at home. I say luckily because working at home affords me the luxury of flexibility. Because of that flexibility, I got to experience all of the magic in the air on this day. Maybe it was the near perfect weather or maybe it was the first day you could really feel Fall or maybe it was because it was the first day after an intense Full Moon. Whatever the reason, there was magic.

‘How do you feel magic in the air?’ you may wonder. Well, firstly, anyone can feel it. (But not everyone does). And second, you’ve definitely felt it before. Think of the Twilight time, the two special times of a day (between full night and sunrise or between sunset and full night) when diffusion of sunlight through the atmosphere and its dust occurs. Who in the world doesn’t love Twilight? Everyone loves twilight time because  it’s a magical time. If you’re one of those people, like me, who loves the twilight hours, you know exactly what magic feels like.

There’s a very simple reason why being aware of magic is important. It’s because when you can sense what’s in the air, you are connected. In other words, you are plugged in. Plugged into really good stuff, soul-food, life-affirming kind of stuff.

Being connected to sources that feed your soul,  like sensing magic in the air, is you connecting to something much bigger (i.e. like the creative power of the universe). Sensing this magic is equal to experiencing this connection. When you experience it with an open-eyed awareness,  it gives a deep sense of satisfaction and a little bit of feeling like you’re in love! The best part for me is that it’s all free.

Do you sense magic all around you? Are there particular times when you feel it more?

How To Be A Leader Or A Better Leader, At Home and At Work Part I

August 20th, 2012

Let me start off by being honest. A big part of the reason behind why I’ve created Ki Healing is because I’ve never really felt like I “fit in” — especially in the workplace. Ouch! Putting that out there sort of stings as I write. But, there are reasons for why I feel compelled to share this. For one, feeling like I don’t “fit in” has really helped me to know myself better and that has been ever so satisfying.  For two, it’s also really shown me (albeit indirectly and sometimes painfully) what it is to be a Leader.

Before I put the meat on the bones, I will say that even though I have felt like, ‘I’ll just never “fit in” anywhere’, I have and I do. It’s with great sentimentality that I name the groups that I finally felt that I could fit in. They are with healers, martial artists, Indigos  and Lightworkers. I’m just now introducing myself to a whole other group, a group of artisans.  It’s my great hope that I feel like I could fit in this group, too. We all need a sense of belonging, however, we don’t all need to be followers. Some of us are meant to lead the way.

The following post is going to be a 2 or 3 part post, because there’s really a lot I’d like to share about being a Leader. Some of it may sound like it’s just related to the work place, but really, these tips are universal. I encourage you to keep an open mind.

How To Be A Leader Or A Better Leader, At Home and At Work

 

1. Hire the right ATTITUDE. Don’t necessarily hire the “right” person, hire the right attitude. Whether you are hiring for a position at work / at home or looking for your soul mate (I mean it) it’s key to use intuition, gut instincts and perception. Just because someone looks good on paper or on the outside (hot dresser and a God-like face plus can make it rain) doesn’t make the decision to hire this person a no-brainer. From what I have learned, seen and read, attitude is pretty much everything. Attitude goes a lot farther than a smart or sexy silhouette. Speaking of smart -being smart is a very useful attribute, but even if someone is simply common sense smart and has a good attitude, life will show them (and you) it’s finest side. The right attitude is a ready mind.

2. Lead by example. Whatever you want from others, be that yourself. Set examples for others to follow. You don’t have to be on parade, just really be that which you want to see in and from others.

3. Don’t be afraid to set a precedent. If you truly believe that making a change to the current pattern in the matrix can breath new life into a given area, situation or whatever, then stick your neck out for it. If you believe in something set a precedent for the better because you are a leader that has values … and it shows.

4. Being a manager does not necessarily make you a leader. Regardless of whether you’re a manager of your home or manager of a staff, don’t just manage. Lead. Lead your peeps, lead a way.

5. Don’t be threatened by inquiring minds, instead get thrilled. Every question can be a solution. Questions can lead you out of a box that you didn’t think that you were in. Being like-minded has its place, but someone who’s marching to their own drum could, well, drum up some fresh ways of looking at problems and systems. Everyone has something to contribute. Don’t be threatened by how it looks or the way it’s delivered. Be thrilled.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post coming soon!