My Chicago Love Letter Thank you I’m sorry Please forgive me

Thank you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.

Ho’oponopono  atonement is a reconciliation, an overcoming of what has come before.It’s the gateway stepped through to become a better, more complete individual.  Sometimes this process is making up for a past wrong, at other times it is overcoming a crucible, a test, a major obstacle or challenge where we win the game, complete the degree, finish writing the novel we’ve put off writing for years, sell the product, do the thing we thought we couldn’t.  Meditation is one of my favorite meditations. You can read more about it in the book Zero Limits by Joe Vitale.

The Practice of Ho’oponopono
Begin by simply repeating the four phrases together:
I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.

Although different mindfulness teachers will change the order of the 4 statements, I have found it profoundly moving no matter the order. Read more about this below.

The truth is I left Chicago as part of an escape to get away from an abusive relationship. My hero’s journey chose me. I didn’t plan on it. I loved my life in Chicagoland, in most parts. I especially felt deep fulfillment being the steward of Total Body Yoga. The Known World of my family and friends was everything to me. And not a day has gone by these last 7 years that I haven’t missed my old life in Vernon Hills. I never wanted to lose everything I owned, everything I knew, everyone I loved.

The Known World: What I remember most was feeling afraid for myself. I lacked essential freedoms. I wanted a way out of this hiding behind a perfect life because it wasn’t that way for me. (I’m sorry I had to leave.)

The Threshold: Towards the end of year 2 1/2 of my divorce process (which I didn’t make public) I met a man on a train in Italy who happened to live in Seattle. He was this Guardian for me and I was an Angel for him. The magic of our immediate connection was what gave me the courage to take steps to leave my familiar life in Vernon Hills. I started living in Seattle 1/1/10. (Thank you for amplifying my confidence.)

The Challenges: The experience of living on the other side of the United States without any family or friends was the next hardest thing I had ever had to face. What I missed most about “home” was my TRIBE at total body yoga. My community meant everything to me. They were my spiritual family unlike any I’ve ever known. Our time together was the mystical heart medicine I needed to heal while in my marriage. They supported me, they protected me, they believed in me, they inspired me to be my best self. Most of all, they loved me unconditionally. I finally felt no longer abandoned or alone which were wounds I carried half my life after the sudden death of my Father. I love you all so much and have carried the burden of shame in disappearing without proper closure and ritual.

The other challenges in going to the UNKNOWN territory are the usual suspects and more. I will be sharing the details in my Hero’s Journey Musings this month. (Please forgive me for not doing a better job at saying goodbye.)

Transformation: I traveled the world these years seeking answers. I found them. I met and studied intently with my best teachers: Great Spirit, my pain, my joy, divine love, sunshine, soft baby grass, and the blessed waters that fill our rivers and oceans. I have also studied with today’s great master teachers both names you know and those you don’t know. I invested in myself. I was selfish in order to transmute my pain into lessons. I was also very lonely.

I felt like I had to do this alone. I was wrong for that. I wasn’t strong enough to allow you to see me weak, confused, failing, trying, over efforting. I assumed you didn’t want to see my struggle. I incorrectly believed that you only loved me if I was perfect. Through this all rightly or wrongly I transformed. (I love you for giving me another chance to befriend you.)

Revelation: So many things have been revealed but one of the most important is what Brene Brown teaches, our vulnerability is our greatest strength. Letting go of control is essential to be born again fully into this life. Not only is surrender required for spiritual growth, once you think you are there then you must surrender MORE. Surrounding ourselves with people that accept us as we are without judgement makes ordinary happiness easier to maintain.

The Atonement: I stayed many dragons during these 7 years away from Chicagoland. Atonement is defined as a reconciliation, an overcoming of what has come before.It’s the gateway stepped through to become a better, more complete individual.  Sometimes this process is making up for a past wrong, at other times it is overcoming a crucible, a test, a major obstacle or challenge, complete the degree, finish writing the novel we’ve put off writing for years, do the thing we thought we couldn’t.

I mostly have met myself as the greatest saboteur to my happiness. I teach people now from the Yoga Sutras “How to unblock the obstacles to Happiness.” First I had to figure out what was holding me back only to discover my greatest obstacles was me. Once I recognized this everything changed. We get strongest through our weakest side, we are capable of anything.

The Return: The Hero returns to everyday life at a higher spiritual level and with the gifts gained along the way.

Yes I am back. I hope you will allow me to be welcomed back.

At the very least I hope you offer me a second chance at being a better friend, teacher, guide, leader of inspiration. It took me 7 years to get to this point. I couldn’t do it faster than this because everything has been for my SOUL’s growth and evolution. Now I’d be honored if you allow me to share the magical lessons I’ve gained so as to make it easier for you to love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Thank you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.

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Join me Somewhere Magical 2017 Yoga Retreats and Trainings

Join me somewhere magical! Only prerequisite and it’s vitally important: is to Be Present to Love, live from Love, believe you are Love, share unconditional Love and know you are Lovable. ‪

This is the intention of #‎AhamPrema‬

Feb 8-12, 2017 Northwest Yoga Conference

Mar 9-12, 2017 Sedona Yoga Festival

Mar 19-26, 2017 Bali Spirit Festival

Mar 26-April 3, 2017 Bali Yoga Retreat with Hannah Muse

April 3-10, 2017 Bali Yoga Retreat with DJ Drishti

May 27-June 17, 2017 Bali Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Hour

June 25-July 1, 2017 Tuscany Yoga Retreat

July 29-Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry RYT200 Hour

Aug 5-12, 2017 Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry

Sept 30-Oct 7, 2017 Patagonia Yoga Retreat with Drishti Journeys

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2017 Mexico Yoga Retreat

January 2018 Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training RYT200

March 1-22, 2018 Bali Yoga Teacher Training RYT200

 

ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI:
Writer. Happiness Coach. Mindfulness Teacher. Healer

*Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical*

love youSilvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial Yogapreneur, Silvia had a 13 year Human Resource career, owned 2 Yoga Studios, founded Alchemy Tours, a Spiritual Adventure company and developed the 10 year old international Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School. She has been inspiring happiness, global awareness, and joyful living in students for 20 years.

Her workshops such as Alchemy of Love, Roots, Rock, Reggae, Chakra Vinyasa, Alchemy of Fire: Durga Deliciousness, Removing the Obstacles to Happiness: Yoga Sutras Unplugged, Drinking the Lotus, Alchemy of Yoga, Rebel Spirit Flow, Ayurveda Beauty from the Inside Out include inspirational music, mantra, guided visualization, journaling, and meditation.

Look for her upcoming book “Happiness Prescriptions,” read her popular blog called Love Your Life (named one of the top Yoga blogs for 2015), along with enjoying her “Loving Your Day” YouTube channel. Her articles appear regularly in magazines such as Mantra Yoga and on various yoga sites such as MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Yoganonymous, GaiamTV, Daily Cup of Yoga and she is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%.

She also leads private Dharma Mentoring courses for socially conscious yogapreneurs that aims to calibrate the inner compass for fulfillment and work life balance. This program provides the mechanics to do the work of spirit and be successful at the same time.

Connect with her on Twitter/Instagram @inspiredyogagal on Facebook. http://www.silviamordini.com

Inspired Yoga, Study, and Travel for a LIFE Inspired
Personal: http://www.silviamordini.com
Twitter/Instagram: @inspiredyogagal

Study: http://www.alchemyofyoga.com
Twitter/Instagram: @alchemyofyoga

Travel http://www.alchemytours.com
Twitter/Instagram: @alchemytours

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Sunshine Sadhana

silvia single locust scPosing in the #santacruz sun for my daily #sunshine #sadhana. I practice today so that I CAN practice tomorrow. When people ask me “what’s the MOST important thing I can do for my yoga?” I always respond “practice EVERY day.” Even if it is for 10 minutes one day and other day 110 minutes the point is to stay consistent and maintain your dedication. Yoga works when you do yoga. There is not other way.

The way IS the way

#yoga #asana includes:
#samakonasana middle #splits
#dhanurasana bow pose
#sunbird #locust and more!

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Top 10 Success Tips for Yoga Teachers by Silvia Mordini Seattle Yoga News

Here are my top 10 success tips for #yoga #teachers from over 15 years of teaching.
10. Show up and be present and grounded in your energy. Put aside your drama and tune in to those students in front of you. Tap into your universal mind and allow love to move through your highest self to those you serve. Remember to always be kind.

Published by Seattle Yoga News today #success #yogateachers

Read more here http://seattleyoganews.com/10-smart-success-tips-for-yoga-teachers/

 

HappinessRx Relationship Advice

I was talking to a friend of mine who is finishing a year long transition out of an unhealthy relationship into a new relationship.

I remember what is was like going from an unhealthy relationship to a healthy relationship. There are some fundamental changes that can serve as both hurdles and growth points.

I learned that we can become so habituated to drama, distress and unease that when we transition to a healthy eco system in relationship we can actually crave what we knew before. So much so that when a new world of peace, non argumentative behavior,and and non violent communication is offered we aren’t right away comfortable with it. We can actually resist against it, even fight against the healthy relationship with or without meaning to self-sabotage.

When fighting, raising voices, proving yourself right becomes the way with repetition throughout years then it takes a bit of time and constant tracking of our mindfulness to set new neuro pathways in our brains to inform and produce different behavior.

Mindfulness is key.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is very helpful.

And most of all a desire to create a new way based in love and not fear will make you stronger. I know you have that desire. I am here to support you in your evolution which at times can seem like an internal (r)evolution. Trust in your ability to grow your compassion and love more.

ABOUT:
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) aims to find a way for all present to get what really matters to them without the use of guilt, humiliation, shame, blame, coercion, or threats. It is useful for resolving conflicts, connecting with others, and living in a way that is conscious, present, and attuned to the genuine, living needs of yourself and others.

NVC includes a simple method for clear, empathic communication, consisting of four steps:
1. Observations
2. Feelings
3. Needs
4. Requests

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Love’s Desire to Fulfill Itself

“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and most needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”
‪#‎KahlilGibran‬

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Dark Moon Energy Medicine

“When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.

There you can be sure you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing: The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn, anything or anyone that does not bring you alive, is too small for you.”

– By Poet David Whyte

silvia headshot-1090205Learn from healer/teacher Divine Harmony the meaning of the Dark Moon tonight, one of 13 this year.

Listen to her love offering for FREE.
https://soundcloud.com/…/january-2016-dark-moon-medicine-te…

Join other sisters in educating yourself about Dark Moon Medicine Teachings. #‎shadow‬ and light together. ‪#‎truth‬ #darkmoon

Lens: Jim Beckwith Music & Photography ‪#‎Bali‬ ‪#‎GoaGajah‬ ‪#‎transformation‬

Grateful to stay in the womb today, day of silence alone and sweet.

Stop Waiting. This is it.

“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

‪#‎HappinessRx‬: Practice contentment. ‪#‎Santosha‬. Be present to the joy that is available in this moment.

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#‎LoveYourLife‬ ‪#‎LoveYourself‬ ‪#‎Alchemy‬ of ‪#‎Happiness‬

 

Love Forgive Thanks Sorry

Here is a sweet summary of my favorite meditations. You can read more about it in the book Zero Limits by Joe Vitale. Although different presenters will change the order of the 4 statements I have found it profoundly moving no matter the order. I sit with my malas and simply repeat, or like I did with ‪#‎Bali‬ Sister Singing Circle yesterday we sing them aloud or I go on a meditation walk and say them to myself.

Also this can serve as a great exercise of recapitulation (releasing) if you journal these four statements – especially writing to a difficult person in your life. Or journal these four statements to yourself, starting in that case with I Love YOU.

Enjoy! And never hesitate to ask me your questions about energy shifts…I understand. (PS the photo is from Bali led by ‪#‎LindseyWise‬)

Love and Light!

The Practice of Ho’oponopono
Begin by simply repeating the four phrases together: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
Repeat them as you walk, as you drive, as you go about your daily tasks. Let them become the default state of mind for you, replacing the random rambling of your ordinary
thoughts. Play with them over the span of a month; make the mantra your grand obsession. Watch how it opens you and frees you as you put it into play.

“I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me.”
If your goal is to focus on the positive—on those things that produce satisfaction, meaning, serenity, and joy—and you notice that you have been lost in replaying an argument you had with someone, or that you are wrapped in images of hurt, criticism, complaint or blame, you can instantly refocus by repeating, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me,” from your heart until you feel a sense of peace.

Thank You. I Love You.”
Then, as peace enters you – and if you are genuine in asking for forgiveness, peace will indeed enter – you can respond to it with “Thank you. I love you.” Your thanks is for the gift of recognizing the negative thought, and for the relief that came when you chose to apologize for it. Your love is an appreciation for choosing to let go of the negative, to embrace the healing, the cleansing of it from your mind. And with your sincere utterance of gratitude and love, you set off a wave of joy.

You Are Responsible
According to the teachings of Ho’oponopono (and just about every other system of well-being as well), you are responsible for everything that you experience. Everything you see, think, notice, hear and feel is a creation of your own mind. All your reactions and interpretations are of your making, based in memories from the past.

Have you become upset? Are you irritated? Pressured? Repulsed? Disgusted? Distressed? Accept that you are reacting to nothing but memory, apologize and ask forgiveness, over and over and over again, until you feel release. Then give thanks for the grace that cleansed your mind and freed you from the weight of your burden.

Circumstances arise that expose us to our shadows, to the places in us where darkness dwells. They come as teachers, to give us an opportunity to see our errors of interpretation and to shine the correcting light of truth on them. Ho’oponopono’s mantra brings the correcting light. It’s not necessary to understand what caused the darkness or why; you only need to release it, and the mantra ushers in the release.

When a troublesome person enters your sphere, he or she, too, has come to teach you peace and joy. As you watch your automatic negative reactions rise, egin your inner mantra. “I’m sorry that I react to this person so negatively. I’m sorry that I have closed my heart and mind. I’m sorry that I’m not really listening, that I’m not seeing the person behind the behavior. Please forgive me. I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.”

Whether you think so at the moment or not, on some level you love even the annoying or threatening one who is standing before you. In different circumstances, at a different time, you would clearly see what is there to be loved. Repeat “I love you” as you listen to the rant. See how it calms and centers you. See how it softens the moment. See how it impacts and transforms not only you but the one who came to teach you in the first place.

Moments of Beauty and Joy
When you first begin the practice of reciting this mantra, you may find that many repetitions are needed before you feel it doing its work in you. But after you have some experience, a single whisper of “I’m sorry” will immediately dissolve your negativity and leave a bright and peaceful positivity in its place.

Your “thank you” will steadily grow more heartfelt and more joyful, and the “I love you” will pour from you in sparkling streams. More of your moments will be spent in positivity—in engagement, amusement, satisfaction, pleasure, inspiration and awe. Then the “thank you; I love you” becomes a vehicle for the up-welling of pleasure and delight, a means for expressing your genuine gratitude for life’s boundless goodness and grace.

Expanded Possibilities
When you are no longer reacting to the present moment on the basis of something you learned or experienced in the past—whether the ‘past’ was two seconds or decades ago—you are released to live in the present. You begin to see things as they are, uncolored by your projections and interpretations.

And because your heart and mind are no longer constricted, you discover that you are more creative and inventive, more open to the broad range of possibilities that each moment holds, more playful, more at peace. In a word, you become happier. And isn’t that, after all, what each of us truly wants?

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