Recovering Perfectionist Embracing Messy Life

Real life. A little messy.
I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am in love with imperfect people. I find beauty in imperfection. My favorite personal moments are right after yoga when I’m unshowered, or when I first wake up in the morning, taking off my helmet after a long scooter ride or after 24 hour travel days.
I relate easiest to rumpled people who aren’t afraid to show me what they look like when they cry ugly. My fellow travelers who wear the same three outfits for three months. The natural fashionistas who make magic with two scarves and a hat. You are beautiful to me after you’ve danced wildly for an hour and aren’t just “glowing” but are so sweaty your clothes are sticky. I am happiest together when we eat with pure joy and I see little bits fall on your lap and you’re not embarrassed. I appreciate people who gobble up cookies or gelato and aren’t afraid to wear some around the corners of their mouth. I love meeting you on the beach when the wind has whipped your hair around in an odd way. I really like it when you make that weird face. I especially love when you turn the wrong way in yoga or lift your other right leg up.
Honestly, your messiest side is what I like most about you. 😊
I’ve learned more about compassion and forgiveness from my most imperfect relationships. To me perfection is a delusion based on pretending to be what others want us to be. It is the contrary to authenticity. I’d rather we just be ourselves.
I’m enamored with places in the world like Bali where the chaos is in plain view instead of hidden away under ground. I’ve come to appreciate exposed wires and chickens wondering around and no traffic lights. I don’t see flaws I see diversity. I travel to places where I can’t control the outcomes and where life is messy on the surface but underneath things are calm. Instead of what it’s like in the USA where our imperfections are hidden from sight but inside we are falling apart.
Even right now I have what you might think are too many windows open on my laptop. My fridge isn’t as orderly as it could be and my underwear drawer is pure chaos. My socks keep losing their mates and there’s constantly sand in my Birkenstock clogs. I have a ton of little tubes of almost finished creams and 5 tooth brushes that finally feel soft enough.
The best experiences of life are messy.
Sex, eating, sleeping.
What I know is that if we wait until we think we’re good enough, perfect enough, to really live fully and do what we want, well the truth is the waiting will be forever.
So we might as well get on with it. And along the way give grace to everyone we meet who are just doing the best they can too, imperfectly.
Today do me a favor, give someone a second chance. Maybe that means you.
And let go of the self Shaming when you don’t get things “right” the first, second or third time. That’s the name of one of my books, “A Third Chance.”
Oh, by the way, I am a recovering perfectionist. I healed myself by #meditating more, traveling the world, and allowing love but also pain to be my teachers.

Lens #mexico #writerslife #travel #baja #writer #latina #imperfect#wanderlust #wonderlust #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #weirdfaces
#nofilter #athirdchance

Tribe Matters

April 1-22, 2018 Bali Yoga Teacher Training

22 days all included
Tribe matters.

Allow me to hold space for you to get to know yourself. That’s all. And from there:
Be in LOVE with your life!
From there grow in love with your #tribe and
Be in love with the world!
Join our #Alchemy family. ❤
Who Is This For?
* You have the desire to learn “How to Live a LIFE Inspired” for lasting change by cultivating inner happiness and outer bliss.
* You are ready to authentically and effectively inspire others to live their best lives.
* You feel called to teach about the interconnectedness of all people, nature, energies, past and future through the Alchemy of Love.
* You are ready to be held accountable for your Happiness.
* You love Yoga!
Benefits You Can Expect:
* We will uncover the obstacles to your happiness
* We will show you how to tap into your greatest potential & live from your highest self
* We will make practical how to live your dharma
* We will hold you accountable for radical self-love and help you design self-care strategies (including daily meditation and mantra)
* We will guide you through in-depth development of business strategy, personal growth and soulful happiness.
* Personalized Business Coaching to develop your authentic brand, mission and vision.
* Personalized Spiritual Coaching offering you energy medicine prescriptions for happiness informed by your dosha, astrology, chakra balance, karma and your guides.
* An action plan to grow your business in an energetically sustainable way – no burnout!
Together by you doing your best YOU, we will fully live the MISSION to #TEACH #PEACE with support of your love tribe.
Prerequisites for this program?
1. You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF.
2. You believe in magic.
3. You value and benefit from tribe
Reach out with questions
Registration is OPEN with $300 OFF !


#teachpeace #loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #selfacceptance

Will You do me a Favor

A month ago today we did a soft launch of the totally remodeled @alchemyofyoga website. It started August 2017. The beauty in the effort of this work was well worth the long hours and my retinas nearly melting 🙂It represents the digital story of my life’s work alchemy of yoga school.

KIND REQUEST: Would you visit my new website and share any feedback with me please? I would love that!

If you’re new to alchemy of yoga school. It is 13 years old with 26 graduating classes of #Happiness Ambassadors. We are officially a #yogateachertraining but also a #mysteryschool.
Our vision for you is “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!
Our Mission for the world is to TEACH PEACE.
We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive. We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in a hot tub under the stars, playing in the water, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.
Within this safe, nurturing environment we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. If you feel our vibe, join our tribe!
With immense gratitude to Greg Love of for his fortitude, expertise and vision to create this masterpiece!

#teachpeace #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #dharma #intention#transformation #alchemy #love #alchemyofyoga #alchemyoflove#gratitude #manifest

I Surrender

 I surrender other roles for that which serves my heart the most and is in alignment with divine love.

I surrender 
My past
My tethers of old
My future
My plans to the divine plan and purpose
My timings to divine will
I surrender…
To the need to know anything
To the need to be needed
I surrender my desire to solve anything
I surrender…
To being humble
To being my truest self
To being seen for who I really am
I Surrender to Love.
I surrender…
To togetherness
To trusting in each others trust
I surrender…
My vulnerability to a Venus man
I surrender…
To prayer
To singing
To dance
To divine breathe
To mantra
I surrender…
To releasing bear medicine
To becoming
To living my dharma

Yesterday I surrendered to the fire.
My Intention Statement For #FullMoon 

#love #dharma #beartotem #vulnerability #desire #alchemy#alchemyoflove #mantra #ahamprema
#surrender #spiritual #happiness
Lens #santacruz #beckyfoy #california

Yoga Will Cause Happiness

Join my upcoming #Bali Yoga Retreat dedicated to growing your #happiness and learning real ways to do that thru the positive psychology of #yoga, meditation, and magic of energy medicine like sound Healing.

☀️April 22-29, 2018 starts at $1395 all inclusive 8 days! Sign up ☀️

Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness.

If you know this is the year you want to make happiness the goal of all other goals then sign up for 8 days dedicated to teaching you practical ways to remove the obstacles to your Happiness. If you have any questions reach me at anytime.

#alchemytours #spiritual #adventure #travel #soundhealing #growyourhappy #alchemyoflove #bali #yogaretreat

Why I Felt Ashamed of Being in Love with Love

“I am in love with love
and love is in love with me.”

Even my elementary school friends new this to be true about me. Even earlier, I’m certain my Ecuadorian Grandmother knew this. She was from the angel realm and deeply connected to spirit. She saw my essence was as a #Bhakti Yogi, way before I knew what that was. ❤️
This month I’ve been at my Mom’s house going thru boxes of school girl treasures including old diaries. I also found my drawings and paintings all inspired by #love. My girlhood days were spent in love with love. I wrote about love, thought about love, drew what love felt like, played piano like love, danced with love and smiled to send love to the sun.

In some way I recall each day completely absorbed in making love my world. This sounds just like meditation which is first described in the Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali in chapter 1 verse 2 as “yoga happens when your mind becomes quiet.” That was the way I would describe the impact love had on me in those days and now. In the eight limbed path of yoga focusing away from the distractions of too many pulls of energy is pratayhara, meditation known as dhyana in sanskrit is the 6th limb, the 7th limb is dharana ‘the art of concentration” and finally enlightenment, bliss state is samadhi.

Samadhi means ecstasy. Yes, for certain I’ve felt these altered moments of bliss when in love with love, experiencing it, receiving it, offering it, surrounding myself with it. All four of these aspects of the eight limbed path of yoga can be considered “meditation.”

At some point I remember starting to feel embarrassed for Loving love and my devotion became more secretive. Somehow I thought it wasn’t “normal” to pray about love so much. Focusing my time and energy on love I heard through societal messaging wasn’t serious or important enough. I was shamed by other comments that it was a “girl thing” as if being engaged with the sacred feminine was a negative.
❤️ My #meditation and #yoga practice freed me up from the shame I carried feeling afraid that I loved love too much. I learned an entire philosophy around love and was able to intellectually prove its value.
It was by meditating (same thing I did as a girl, concentrating daily and holding attention to a single source) that I purposely devoted my life life to the #dharma of love.
This is why I define myself as a LOVE #Alchemist.
We can all use more time mediating about love in all ways: self-love, universal love, soulmate love.
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#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
#encouragement #happinesscoach
#HappinessDiet #youarewhatyouthink
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I Promise my Father I’ll Make Love my World

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those that love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” -Rumi

It’s coming up on exactly to the day Papa has been gone 22 years from this earthly realm. Every year I use this time between January 1st (a a new cycle around the sun) and the February 9th anniversary to renew my dedication to falling in Love with myself, with my day, with my life.
I promise him I’ll make LOVE, my world. ❤️
I will see with Love, breathe with Love, act with Love.
Everything I feel, think, say or do will come from love.
I also commit to going deeper into my heart than ever before, removing any barriers to love from my being.
I vow to not half love anything, only loving fully and keeping the light within my soul as bright as possible.
These things I promise my Father for I’ve never said goodbye. He’s always here with me every single day into the infinite.

I am his living legacy. The responsibility of this is a powerful motivator for me to live from my highest self and do the work to be my best me. My love for Papa always reminds me to think about how I’m showing up in the world. And am I doing so in the most loving way?

He taught me so many lessons while alive and has never stopped just because he left his human body. His spirit has continued to be my greatest teacher.

I love you Papa.
Lens #italy Enrico Mordini

Align with Abundance of Lakshmi

Dearest Beloveds,
Feeling everything super amplified from this #fullmoon so I am invoking #lakshmi to harness the power of abundance in all ways for 13 days before #newmoon. Today I felt called to the Lakshmi Temple in #ubud where I took this photo.

Please join me in singing the Lakshmi chant:

“Om shri maha Lakshmi namaha”

Practice this daily 108x and use malas if you have them to charge them up. I also invite you to recite a daily mantra for prosperity, offered below, for 13 days and watch abundance grow in your life in ALL ways. 

Infinite Love For Each Of You!
Silvia 💕

Abundance #Mantras:

1. I have abundant love and joy in my life!

2. I am prosperous, healthy, & happy!

3. I allow kind, peaceful people to come into my life and I welcome them.

4. I am aligned with the energy of abundance.

5. My actions create a constant flow of prosperity.

6. I let go of all resistance to prosperity and it comes to me naturally.

7. I am magnetic. I welcome an unlimited source of income. Prosperity is drawn to me.

8. I invite good things to come into my life and I enjoy them.�
9. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.

10. I live from abundance mentality

11. Love within me is self effulgent like the sun, constantly regenerating.

12. I am thankful for the abundance and prosperity in my life.

13. I am open and receptive to all the wealth life offers me.

#bali #goddess energy #shri Lakshmi

Answers to Who am I and Why am I Here

Save the Date! April 1-22, 2018 🙏☀️🌴
AND Sept 3-24, 2017!

Are you looking for a #yoga teacher training that’s more than just asana?
Are you looking for the answers to the fundamental truths like “who am I” and “why am I here?”

Then our 14 year old @alchemyofyoga program is a great fit for you! Join us in a program dedicated to your self development and transformation that’s straight up spiritual. And believes sacred learning can be fun!
#Bali is waiting for you!
Sept 3-24, 2017 & April 1-22, 2018 with @emilyperryyoga
Save $600 OFF Tuition for first 6 trainees for Bali Yoga Teacher Training


It transforms us on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

Don’t Be Beautiful

“They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don’t be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented – there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.”
Lens #Bali #yogaretreat #alchemyoflove
Exposing my heart at the mouth of the cave #GoaGajah. To me authentic vulnerability is beautiful. Letting our breath lead us to our feelings is beautiful. Feeling all that we feel is beautiful.
Being who we are as unique expressions of the divine is amazing. It is truly more than beautiful.
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