Play is My Intention for 2018

I keep my heart young and stoke by rebel spirit through #SacredFun. 2018 is dedicated to PLAY. I’m engaged fully with Lila Tandava (‘lee-la’ ‘tan-duh-vah’) which is defined as the “playful and divine dance of life.”
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PLAY is the Highest form of research.
-Albert Einstein
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PLAY is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
-Diane Ackerman, American author
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PLAY is not frivolous. It is not a luxury.
It is not something to fit in after all the important stuff.
Play IS the important stuff.
Play is a drive, a need, a brain building must-do.

-Jeff Johnson and Denita Dinger, Let Them Play
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Life must be lived as PLAY.
-Plato
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The dance of Lila Tandava is a cultivation which includes curiosity, participation and witnessing. A spiritually guided process of unfolding ourselves into richer layers of beingness and becoming. A process that allows us to become more embodied, more full of our own inner fire, joy and self expression. If you’re not doing something every day that brings you a sense of play, ask yourself, Why not? Enjoying pleasure is important to your mental and physical health. You can’t be truly happy without pleasure. It’s the catalyst for a series of biochemical reactions in your brain and body. Primarily, it is the release of the #love hormone, #oxytocin that brings radiance, fluidity, positivity, and an underlying sense of well being.
This isn’t a luxury. This is the important stuff.
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Heed the advice of Einstein, Plato, and others and make time to PLAY!
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#play #joy #einstein #plato #7daysoflove #tbi #loveyourbrain
#Loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
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3 Ways to Be Happy – Happiness Prescriptions

Seeking Happiness by Silvia Mordini

Happiness is a continuous state of quiet joy that exists in the moment from the inside out. Happiness is what love looks like. It is the manifestation of what it means to love ourselves, love our day, love our lives.

“Contentment is about falling in love with your life.” – Swami Rama

As seekers of happiness it is important to understand how much of it depends on internal versus external factors. Based on her research, in her 2007 book The How of Happiness, positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky concluded that roughly 50 percent of happiness is determined by our genes and 10 percent by our life circumstance, but 40 percent depends on our daily activities.

This 50% is what is commonly known as our Happiness Set Point. The great news is that we have the power to influence 40% of our happiness.

You can seek daily activities that inspire enthusiasm. This is why Yoga Festivals like Sedona Yoga Festival or Bali Spirit Festival are a Happiness Reset. For four days you choose exactly those events that you are most passionate about such as going on a hike, taking a Handstand Workshop, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Yoga or kicking back listening to amazing musicians share what they love.

The yogic philosophy of Santosha, often translated to mean contentment, is about living into your choices and within those happenings loving what life is offering us moment to moment. Finding the peaceful joy that is our natural state is the return to self that a weekend at a yoga festival brings about.

“Happiness depends on ourselves.” – Aristotle.

1. Take Responsibility

How to be Happy starts with taking responsibility for the quality of your life. When we are willing to accept accountability, it gets easier to authentically describe what we want our happiest life to feel like. From there, the whole world opens up!

“Happy people avoid blame in all its incarnations. They don’t blame other people, they don’t blame circumstances, and they don’t blame themselves. To happy people, blame serves no purpose. It doesn’t ever get us what we truly desire. In fact happy people not only avoid blame but they also avoid its family members envy, greed and jealousy – which are among the key indicators of unhappiness.” -The Choices Happy People Make

2. Choose Now

The act of waiting for happiness to be happy, or “happiness procrastination” as I refer to it, can be paralyzing. If we have a prerequisite of a certain condition taking place to facilitate happiness then we’ll always be waiting as opposed to being happy in the moment. If we fool ourselves into believing that we have to understand the reasons why we’re unhappy, the result will be getting stuck in that state of unhappiness. Instead choose those activities that spark joy, stop over intellectualizing your choices and live in the present.

What’s so important about being in the moment? Spiritual practice teaches us that the present moment is the source of healing, love, inspiration, and happiness. In fact, the purest form of happiness is found in the present moment. The yogis call this power of presence shakti. But to reap these benefits, we can’t just have fleeting moments of presence. We have to stay long enough in the present moment to really soak in the happiness.

Apply this Happiness Rx (Prescription):
• Each day take time away from your electronics and have a face-to-face conversation (instead of Face-to-book)
• Each week take one Media Detox day without technology (tv, laptop, cell phones, ect)
• Each month plan a nature trip whether it’s hiking in the mountains or walking the beach.
• Take a long weekend each year to attend a Wanderlust Festival for a happiness reset.
• Each year go on retreat where you can unplug from your business life for a week.
• At the end of the year, take a business “savasana” where you celebrate all that you attempted and accomplished and find pleasure in resting in that knowledge.

3. Stoke Your Passion!

Happiness is a direct experience of enthusiasm. Remember, it is not how or when we accomplish something that matters most, it is the sense of enthusiasm during the process that demonstrates our quality of life. Enthusiasm gives us the chance to go beyond our happiness set point. The foundational teachings of yoga tell us that joy is our birthright. That doesn’t mean it comes easy: It takes real effort. However, this exertion is well worth it and we should never let a day go by without putting forth our best effort to live with passion.

Practice this Mantra: I love myself, I love my day, I love my life!

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Blessings to you Beloveds!

The universe is offering us many signs this is going to be a most loving year. With today’s #wolf #fullmoon I feel the swelling of passion growing. All we have to do is surrender ever more to vulnerability and grace to feel goodness flowing towards us.

Going with the flow of love is a recipe for #spiritual #happiness. I want this for you and for us.

NEW for 2018 I’ll offer you occasional #LoveNotes I’ll send through Email directly to your inbox.

These are what I call Happiness Prescriptions #HappinessRx.

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You can think of these as Soul Vitamins in the form of written or audio encouragements to help you always feel loved. I will do all I can from the power of my #shakti feminine energy to inspire you to live our shared #dharma of LOVE.

This year I want to serve you in better and bigger ways to wake up each day excited to love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Together let’s amplify the light of love and make the conscious choice to be happy.

Happiest blessed 2018!
Love in all ways,
Silvia

And if you haven’t checked out my GOODBYE 2017 JOURNAL download here. It is filled with beautiful writing prompts I think you’ll enjoy.

To help you fall in Love with yourself and you life don’t forget to enjoy my upcoming FREE 7dayaof.love meditation program 💕

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Soul Vitamins to Love Your Day from Silvia Mordini

💕 I want you to Love your Day. 💕

When I wake up I’ve trained myself to make a conscious choice to choose to be happy. I say upon awakening my personal mantra which downloaded from Spirit over 11 years ago, “I love myself, I am love, I offer love, I receive love.”
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In 2018 I want to do all I can to wake you up to the Power you have to change, to create anything you want, to imagine yourself loving yourself, loving your day, Loving your life!
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I know it’s not easy. Therefore to live my dharma more fully I want to reach you more directly thru inspirations I’ll offer in #LoveNotes I’ll send through Email directly to your inbox.
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These are what I call Happiness Prescriptions #HappinessRx.
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You can think of these as Soul Vitamins in the form of written or audio encouragements.

This year I want to serve you in better and bigger ways to wake up each day and make the conscious choice to be happy.

Please sign up for my ❤️ Love Your Day Newsletter ❤️

Sign up here http://eepurl.com/dfPcZz

#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
#HappinessRx #lovenotes #yogaeverywhere
#meditate
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Passionate Power of Affirmations

I am passionate about affirmations: they’re such a simple tool but they have the power to remind us of our own strength and passion, and to focus us on actually making the change we want to see in our lives.
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Our mind needs nothing else but consistent repetition and focusing on the #intention we want to achieve – and then it gets busy finding the ways to make it happen, it becomes a powerful divine force working 100% to our benefit.
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Repeat after me:
I am amazing.
I am beautiful.
I am courageous.
I am funny.
I am grateful.
I am happy.
💕 Now say it again…and again.
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For more #HappinessRx please sign up for #lovenotes delivered to your inbox. See Link in profile.
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Here’s the link http://eepurl.com/dfPcZz
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I’m sending my first out to be delivered to your heart from my heart on 1/1/18 @1:11pm CST.
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#Selflove #affirmations #change #encouragement #happinesscoach

As I Began to Love Myself

I’m meditating about this constant unfolding of all the parts of ourselves we’ve hidden and the intention to offer self-love and compassion to those places that need it most.
As I Began to Love Myself by Charlie Chaplin
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As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
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As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
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As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
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As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
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As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
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As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
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As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
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As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
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As I began to love myself I recognised that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
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We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #selflove #love
#onthisjourneycalledlife #thepath #journey #discovery

My Life My Choices

My life is the result of the choices I make.
I hold this power in the palm of my hands.
Everything changed the moment I accepted responsibility for the quality of my life.
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For me it was a conscious choice to give up even the most subtle aspects of #blamestorming. I make my life. I am the queen of the kingdom of me!
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My acceptance of responsibility makes me engage in life in a bigger way. I feel big. I am mahima!
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Now have I always made the best choices? Yes.
Even my choices that weren’t made for my highest good offered lessons. Everything is for the education of our soul. The way I’ve gotten smarter is not to repeat those choices that limit my growth.
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I will not waste any more time in my life by choosing actions that take me out of alignment.
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The most important choice I make each day, is I choose me. I always love myself, my day, my life.

Lifestyle Inventory of 2016

The first part of this Intention Workbook is to do a Lifestyle Inventory of 2016 to better understand its Alchemy and include only those choices that will support your 2017 success!
Take time to print out this booklet, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee (my fave is #UnicornPony), choose your favorite pen, write out your responses and consider what you know to be best for you. Trust your lifetime of wisdom to set INTENTIONS to manifest your greatest Happiness in 2017.

I encourage you to use this How to Manifest Happiness Booklet to guide you through consciousness raising to keep your 2017 Intentions fired up through this year and beyond! Just the Self-Love Reminders on page 9 and my most recommended Spiritual book list on page 17 are worth the read.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions, email me your intention statements for feedback. I appreciate you. I love you.
With total gratitude,
Silvia ❤️💜💙💚💛

Email me for your copy silvia@alchemytours.com or download from my Coaching Page.

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Dear Stress We are Breaking Up

Dear Stress,

We are breaking up.

I was going to text you but because we’ve been together so long the least I could do was write you a letter.

I am also no longer going to be making time for your friends fear and resistance. They are not welcomed into my home or energy field.

I met someone else. LOVE.

And I really feel like I’m in the right relationship now. I enjoy the friends Love has introduced me to like transparency, tranquility, and light. They are more fun to hang out with than your buddies fear and resistance ever were.thumb_P1080787_1024

Now I don’t want you to go out with my friends either. You weren’t good for me and aren’t good enough for them either. We all deserve better.

Love is teaching me all sorts of new things. I won’t go into details but love is so sexy… And accepts me unconditionally. I feel supported and energized by love.

Stress baby, we’ve been together a long time. I’m feeling sentimental because I got so used to you. Thank you for what you’ve taught me. Those lessons made me the person I am today.

Peacefully,
Silvia

 

 

The Power of YES in 2017 by Silvia Mordini

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

THE POWER OF YES: When you say yes to something, you are automatically saying NO to something else. For instance, in my life exercising my right to say yes to meditating at the start of each day is a way of avoiding email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the first things I do in the morning. Practicing yoga is a ritual I say yes to each day, and therefore, no to accumulating mental worry and stress. I have the privilege of saying yes to making healthy food choices with an implied no to junk food.

Each and every opportunity I have to say yes sets up a love boundary. This keeps out unhealthy habits or behaviors that diminish my joy. Yes gives me authority (adhikara) over writing my own life story instead of feeling as if it’s been given to me to simply play a part not of my own choosing. Yes puts me in the driver’s seat of my life instead of feeling like I’m sitting in back without any control of the wheel and the direction I go.

I am, after all, playing the lead role in my life story and not just that of an understudy.

***A Personal Yes List***
I have made a point at the beginning of each year to make a personal “yes list.” I’ve been doing this for eight years. I know it works. Write down the key things that give you strength and inspiration. Ask yourself: Do the items on this list support you in waking up each day with enthusiasm to live your best life? Does what you list empower you to feel more passionate about your intentions? Think about the power of YES in your life:
1. Are you conscious and alert to your yes choices?
2. Do you say yes more than you say no? Why?
3. What does saying yes mean to you?
4. What do you say yes to? Make a personal yes list.
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This is one of the exercises in my New Year’s Intention Booklet.

Tomorrow I’ll post my 2017 Personal YES List and would love to learn yours as well so we can support one another. Love you!

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