WHERE PEACE IS BORN

“Peace follows Love energy like a shadow.” – Osho

For me peace is the manifestation of love. In other words, LOVE is what peace looks like in the light. The shadow is the sometimes ugly work of healing and recovery not many want to talk about. But that’s where Peace is born. And from that the shadow and light are united as #onelove

Don’t let people’s external presence fool you into thinking that the process to get through the healing cycle of hurt, healing, healed was pretty because most often it is not. We bring the light to the shadow and the revealing can be pretty ugly. But in that acceptance of all of ourselves, true unconditional love is spiritually birthed. It was there in gestation, for some of us a very long, lifelong gestation. Once we unite shadow and light we can so easily start to live from love, in love with yourselves, our day, our lives!

EMBRACE both Shadow AND Light: This is an integral philosophy of #AlchemyofYoga whose mission is to #TeachPeace. The world is in chaos right now and yes shadow energy is heightened. This is exactly when we need to call forth asoring #LIGHTworkers to join us to #teachlove and peace. The world needs you!
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If you’re considering a soul immersion into a YTT (yoga teacher training) than the first step of AofY is committing to live from #love.
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And as a graduate we ask for your promise to Teach Peace as a certified #yogateacher with #YogaAlliance. If you know you are an Ambassador of #Peace then join us in
Bali or Costa Rica 2019
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Learn more www.alchemyofyoga.com // www.silviamordini.com
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Save $400 off tuition because we love you and want to change the world 🌎💚
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Upcoming @alchemyofyoga RYT 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings Schedule:
💚 March 31-April 21, 2019 #Bali
❤️July 27-Aug 17, 2019 Costa Rica
💜Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200


Photo credits to I Wayan Sukadana
#Afterlight

Ho’ oponopono Healing Forgiveness

Ho’ oponopono. We all benefit from help. Last night I had another healing session with a Light Worker to help me continue my healing journey. You see, I am trying to make peace in my heart once and for all with those that have hurt or betrayed me. I am tired of carrying the weight around and I dearly want to put it down and be FREE. One of the fundamental ways I love myself into healing is practicing #forgiveness. This meditation of Ho’oponopono changed my life. I hope it will yours too. Ask my anything about the practice. You see, I want us all to feel free!
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“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free, Ho’oponopono is the Key Element and Love is the Ho’oponopono means to “make right” and is the Hawaiian code for forgiveness.
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions. Ho’oponopo #Meditation is an ancient Hawaiian tradition for healing. By reciting the prayer one releases any negativity that keeps you from true happiness. Find more about Zero Limits by Joe Vitale.
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❤️ Ho’ oponopono Meditation: Let’s try it together please put your left hand on your heart and ask Source to infuse all with divine light. Say aloud or silently these statements.
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions.
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Through the power of grace you can know the blessing of absolute and unconditional self love and acceptance. In truth when you love yourself completely you love everything and everyone through all dimensions of time and space. This simple act of transmutation, bringing your darkness into the light, provides wonderful nourishment for your soul. The Ho’oponopono Ritual empowers you to shine with brilliance and renewed Self love.
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Ho’oponopono in essence means to make things right with your ancestors, or to make right with the people with whom you are connected, and have relationships, and most especially yourself
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Oh Divine Mother, Divine Father, archangels and angels, my guides, ancestors, teachers, friends, and all those who love me hear me now.
I come before you with my heart opened in humble gratitude for my soul’s journey.
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I acknowledge my unfolding and nourish the flames of my heart, mind, and soul with the beauty I create in the world. Bless my footsteps as I walk upon my path so that I may always remember the road that leads to the truth of the flame within me.
And so it is 
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#hoponopono #angels #findhappiness #spiritual #MahaloKeAkua #forgiveness #hope #meditation #healing #aho #teachpeace
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Lens Earthbound Images #alannaludt #costarica #nosara home of July 27-Aug 17, 2019 @alchemyofyoga teacher training

STOP PUSHING AND PULLING

STOP PUSHING AND PULLING
by Silvia Mordini

Wishing you a day of effortless effort where you are not feeling pulled or pushed. And a day where you aren’t the one doing the pushing or pulling. I know from experience every time you push your partner, he or she will pull back and when we try to pull at them to stay longer they will then push away. It’s the win-lose scenario of dualism. Imagine how strong a person has to be that when you push them they don’t react to your pushing. All while at the same time they are careful not to overcompensate for the initial push in order to maintain balance. Whew! That’s not fun. 

But when we follow the lead of our breath and stop pushing and pulling at the people in our lives it all makes for living an easeful life. On the mat we practice recognizing energies of Pushing and Pulling, Dvesa and Raga, so we can live better off the mat. Take to heart the words of Judith Lasater who writes, “in life we are pulled between trying to get what you want and trying to avoid what you don’t want. Pulling and Pushing away both limit our freedom.” What is freedom? To me is about learning to be happy with what life is offering you (reducing the extremes of pushing and pulling). It’s so simple.
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⭐️This concept is from the Yoga Sutras:

 Yoga Sutras Chapter 2, Verse 7
Excessive fondness for pleasant experiences causes longing. Attachment (Raga) which is PULLING
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 Yoga Sutras Chapter 2, Verse 8
Excessive avoidance of unpleasant experiences causes contempt. Aversion (Dvesa) which is PUSHING
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On and off the mat we can be aware of what we are thinking:
1. Where are your thoughts PUSH energy? Push thoughts are things like “I don’t want to hold this pose, I don’t want to try this new or difficult variation”
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2. Where are your thoughts PULL energy? Pull thoughts might be things like “I need another Sun Salutation,” “I have to do 35 vinyasas per class no matter what,”
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When we aren’t pushing away positive change or pulling at it either, we remain on easy speed and life becomes a Win-Win. Try it and see!
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Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

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CONNECT

CONNECT WITH ME!
Dearest Beloved Friends All over the World,
I am so excited to welcome you to my NEW facebook group!
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Welcome! Aloha! Bienvenue! Benvenuti! Willkommen! Bem-vindo! Bienvenido!
We are alchemy of yoga Adventure in Teacher Training and this is our online community for discovery, exploration, and connection. More than just a yoga teacher training school, Alchemy of Yoga holds space for SELF-DISCOVERY and EXPLORATION in beautiful locations around the world – including Costa Rica and Bali, Indonesia.
“Adventure in Teacher Training” is a collective space for:
♡ US to share about yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, self-discovery work, and incredible photos, videos and stories from our YTTs (yoga teacher trainings).
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☾ YOU to learn more about yoga, see what a YTT is like, ask questions, offer loving-kindness to others in the group, and be a part of a high-vibe Kula (community).
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☆ If you’re thinking about joining a destination-YTT, this is the place to see what it’s like and ask questions.
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☆ Feel welcomed to introduce yourself and tell us more about your passion for yoga!
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My name is Silvia Mordini – founder and lead teacher – I have been lovingly holding space for hundreds of Alchemy of Yoga trainees for over 15 years.
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Silvia + the Alchemy of Yoga team of Guides and Teachers will share their wisdom here in this community for YOU. We understand that a yoga teacher training is a big investment in YOURSELF.
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Again, welcome to our online Kula!
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If you’re just arriving, kick off your shoes, enjoy a big stretch, take a deep breath in…..and let it out.
Namaste!
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More about Alchemy of Yoga:
email: info@alchemyofyoga.com
Instagram + Facebook: @alchemyofyoga
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More about Silvia — Writer, Happiness Coach, Love Alchemist:
email: silvia@alchemytours.com
Instagram: @inspiredyogagal
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#kula #tribe is everything #selflove #loveyourself #Loveyourday #loveyourlife #discovery #adventure #Love #alchemists #teachpeace

MEDITATE

MEDITATE

Starting and sustaining a #meditation practice is one of the key Happiness Prescriptions I follow everyday. It’s the heart of my teachings.
1. Sit down
2. Stop moving
3. Repeat every day.
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The actual sitting down and just being with yourself is where most people stop. They believe there is some right or wrong way to be still. Truthfully, that’s just your ego’s way of trying to tell you you’re no good at it before you even started. The ego also loves to try and tell you that you’ll do it wrong.
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☮️ Do not listen, drop that story!
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This is why it’s called a meditation #practice. There’s no need to be perfect in your practice. We all have good days and bad days. It’s the same with meditation. You will have great experiences and seemingly not so great ones.
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I’d love to inspire you to TRY #meditation ❤️
Join me #AlchemyofYoga Founder Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach and #meditationteacher.
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Sign up here www.7daysof.love
🌟FREE🌟 Meditation program for 7 days to your inbox.
❤️💜💚💙 Even better join me in #Bali 2019!
March 17-24, 2019 Bali Yoga Retreat
March 31-April 21, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
☮️ BOTH with soul sister #ColeChance @colechanceyoga Founder of @omyogatribe on YouTube! 
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#meditation #transformation #peace #love #7daysoflove #yogaretreat#yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogateachertraining
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #mindfullyinlove #meditate#mindfulness
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Photo #bali 🌈 #ubud #baliindonesia

AWAKE

AWAKE

Life is full of beauty.
I am a lifelong moment gatherer and beauty finder. It’s my nature to see the world around me with the eyes of my heart. Each day I ride my scooter in #Bali looking to collect as many beautiful visions as possible.

To be honest 99% of the beauty I discover I choose not to capture in a photo. I keep these treasures in my heart to share in conversation rather than in media.
I like to think if we are all paying attention to the beauty around us, we will always have the most amazing conversations. We can share our stories. ❤️
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All that is required is that you purposely notice everything and everyone around you. I promise you’ll never run out of beauty to celebrate. 🙏
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Just today I saw #smiles #frog #humblerice #fruitstand #jackfruit#frangipani #flowers #coconut #palmtrees #ceremony #pool #peace #blue#happiness
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This is me on my scooter just living life awake. 😍
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I don’t want to miss a thing! ❤️

3 REASONS WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CHANGES YOUR LIFE

3 REASONS WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CHANGES YOUR LIFE
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Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for 200 hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness into radical authenticity. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best. Chapter 2 verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works. “Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.” Translated to mean that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:
1. Physical Alchemy
2. Mental Alchemy
3. Spiritual Alchemy
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You see when you get together in a Teacher Training #Tribe we are all like the Alchemist in his/her laboratory mixing ingredients. For us as yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, our poses, our breath, our thoughts and the mixing it all together creates a different result every time. A Teacher Training Program changes your life. You wake up to the power you have to go into the laboratory of your life experience and mix the potions you want to create your best life going forward!
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Here are 3 Reasons Why Yoga Teacher Trainings Change Your Life (and it’s Alchemy):
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1. TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS FASTER…Something extraordinary happens while in a yoga teacher training program that breaks the bonds of ordinary awareness and expands the consciousness of each individual to a level that would otherwise would have taken years of ordinary living to attain. This acceleration of evolution is mystical, meaning that the explanation of the change is beyond logic and reason. The term from quantum physics,“quantum leap”, comes to mind. A quantum leap means “a phenomena where an electron orbiting the nucleus of an atom changes its position without having traversed the space between its old and new orbit and without taking any time to do so. As scientifically verifiable as this phenomena is, it is also on the order of a miracle, for science has no explanation how this effect happens.” This experience of waking up to the power of your own transformation fires you up to change the world. As Sri Swami Satchidananda says, “Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” In a teacher training tribe you are learning at a faster rate exponentially. You feed off of one another’s passion and it makes everyone burn brighter. You are constantly being built up to reach higher into your best potentiality.
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2. SELF-REFLECTION LEADS TO SELF-EXPRESSION…Self-Study known as svadhaya is really the heart of yoga. A 200‐hour program offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The entire training community provides you honest, loving support from day one with complete inclusivity. Training programs are a safe haven: a nurturing sanctuary to engage in open‐minded self‐exploration. Teacher trainings are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of self-expression, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! In the 8‐limbed path of Yoga in order to effectively teach using your most authentic voice you can only teach what you know about yourself. Being a dedicated student of yoga for your own self study will help you learn better ways to take care of yourself. And once you know how to self-comfort you are able to express who you are into the world in a dynamic yet unpretentious way.
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3. BREAK OLD HABITS...By taking a break from your daily life, unplugging from the pulls and pushes of technology and engaging in healthy activity (tapas) and conversation (self-study) while in the container of a teacher training program you are in an excellent environment to release unwanted habits. Some of these habits include detoxing the physical body through a lot of moving and breathing. You’ll do a lot of yoga poses! The letting go of mental bonds and ego provides an emotional transformation of surrender. When we surrender and feel safe then healing begins. Once relaxed we can see our old emotional paradigms emerge and the unhealthy mental habits which have formed as samskaras. From there the Spiritual Alchemy resets the internal dialogue to one of trusting the forward flow of grace. Also there is something very powerful about surrounding yourself with people who don’t know the encyclopedia of your past. They see you as you really are and your potential for greatness. This helps to reinforce your willingness to change for the better. Even upon finishing a teacher training program life long friendships are formed with like minded people who will support your growth and your new lifestyle choices. They will continue to support your spiritual maturity to show up fully and let go completely.
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ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI, Writer, Happiness Coach, Love Alchemist
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My area of expertise is as a connector. I am an enthusiastic friend gatherer who loves to discuss breathing, yoga psychology, poetry, music, movement, books, travel and philosophy. And I am a long-time love anthropologist and student of life. I am open to all suggestions and enjoy meeting interesting people, spiritual seekers, soul surfers and anyone who wants to hang out. I am especially interested in people who make me laugh and those who laugh at my quirky sense of humor.
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My parents, Mama and Papa, inspired my love of movement and travel, saying that I learned to ski before I learned to walk. I stayed active with tennis, swim team, cycling, hiking, running, pom poms, and dance squad. But even with all that activity, travel has been my greatest influence and my first love. My Father, Enrico, was a pure adventurer and my Mother’s parents were serious spiritual seekers and healers. I grew up traveling all over the world with my brother and parents. That I love to show others the beauty of the world through Yoga Workshops and destination Yoga Retreats and @alchemyofyoga #teachertrainings shouldn’t be a surprise, since I was born in Ecuador and my Father is from Northern Italy, and English is my third language. So really my first yoga was travel. I learned how to connect to people and find the union between us. What we all have in common is the ability to laugh, to look for the good in any situation, and to choose love.
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With over 11,000 hours of yoga teaching experience I make yoga approachable and inspiring for everyone. My focus is on bringing more fun to yoga with the hope that how we practice our yoga becomes how we live our life. As an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a lifelong athlete, singer, dancer, poet and adventurer, my style of yoga is Bhakti infused Alignment based Vinyasa flow. I’ve been practicing yoga over the last 15 years after being run over by a car as a pedestrian and using it to recover physically and emotionally. I have owned a successful and well-loved yoga studio for 10 years.
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You can reach me at www.alchemyofyoga.com or www.silviamordini.comby email at silvia@alchemytours.com
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Lens #ubud #bali #yogateacher #transformation #yogateachertraining#adventure #travel

Welcome Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Tribe 2018!

As each day passes, the excitement within our @alchemyofyoga team to meet all of our newest beloveds on the July 28th magnifies! We are so stoked to unite in #CostaRica at the gorgeous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort for three weeks of self-discovery, laughter, and plenty of yoga.
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I am in love!!!
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As you can see, we have a magical tribe coming together from around the world including Africa, Scotland, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. The beautiful #alchemyeveryone is bringing to this yogapalooza gathering are their own life experiences, skills and most importantly, love + light to our kula.
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Kula means community of heart.
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And my heart continues to expand with JOY for holding space for these wonderful soul sisters and brothers.
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LOVING WELCOME to our 2018 Costa Rican #Love #Tribe:
Kristen Rankin
Tobias Wiggins
Hannah Wert
Daneille Macedo
Sara Forsberg
Paige McLaughlin
Kendall Welch
Jennifer Baldwin
Annelies Berg
Erica Caissie
Siobhan Lamb
Nicky Boothright
Holly McKellar
Jen Potter
Katie Dahlberg
Kayla Driver
Alanna Mary
Laura Wentzel
Emma Kurtz
Georgia R Farmer
Jim Morgan
Clare Penick
Beth Nelson
Susan Schectar
Emma-Jane Newton
Clarissa Smallbone
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/costa-rica/august/

What is Reiki and Why I Practice Everyday for Happiness

On my #yogaretreats and @alchemyofyoga teacher trainings I am so happy to teach self healing through Reiki. If you are looking for an incredible Gendai Reiki Master Teacher Level 4 then study with the amazing, teacher of love, Marja Jacobsen. She is #Sydney based but travels to U.S as well. I’m so grateful to her for her inspiration!

What Is Reiki?
“Reiki” (ray – key) is a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy,” the energy found in all things. Usui Shiki Ryoh, applies this energy through touch for the purpose of creating the connection with Reiki. When connected with Reiki in a conscious way, an individual has the possibility of healing, awakening, and enlivening through this practice. 

Where Does the Usui System of Reiki Healing Come From?
Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Usui System of Natural Healing or Reiki Healing) is named after its founder, Dr. Mikao Usui.
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The Four Aspects: 
Healing Practice, Personal Development, Spiritual Discipline and Mystic Order are the Four Aspects of Usui Shiki Ryoho.
These aspects describe the path of a student and the development of the system itself. This path and this development are not made by human decision but by the natural process of maturation. The human decision is to commit to this practice and follow one’s own path.
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In other words, #Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that helps your system balance itself. Balance is always a good thing, because your body can only self-heal when your nervous system is balanced.
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Reiki practice is unique in that you can receive a Reiki treatment or you can learn self practice.
Balance means different things at different times. If you are tired, you’ll feel refreshed. If you are anxious, you’ll feel serene. If you are distressed, you’ll feel comforted.
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Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you’ll discover a renewed clarity and purpose. And these subjective changes come with physical changes associated with deep relaxation, such as a slower heart rate and easier breathing. Reiki practice is safe, and cannot interfere with any medical care you are receiving.
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Some Benefits Include:
Relaxation
Pain management
Reduced anxiety
Reduced depression
Improved sleep
Improved digestion
Enhanced well-being
Stronger self-esteem
Support for substance abuse recovery
Accelerated surgical recovery
Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
Greater self awareness
Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
Heightened intuition
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Try it and feel for yourself the difference!

Or join me on a yoga retreat or training and let me teach you.

The Good Enough Dress

I wore this yesterday in Italy.
I can’t exactly remember when I bought this dress but what I know is, that I was saving it for an appropriately “special” occasion. It just went around the world in my suitcase with tags on it.
Waiting.
Until…
…there was a “good enough” reason. 
🌸 Do you too have a “Good Enough” dress?🌸
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In February from Seattle to California I put this dress on for a plane ride to meet up with a “him.”
When I arrived to warm temperatures at the California airport I didn’t feel right. I didn’t think he was good enough for this special dress. I don’t know what I was thinking. So I changed into a different dress in the airport bathroom. Ahhh better. Way better. I’ll still save this dress.
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Yesterday, I finally wore this dress in #Florence for myself.
I am good enough. 
Being alive today is a good enough reason. 
I’m healthy and I can see, walk, move easily in this dress. 
It reminds me of a time when I couldn’t. 
There are no conditions we have to meet. That’s just a story. And at any time we can drop the story. 
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Today I made a promise to myself that I will STOP saving any dress based on a prerequisite to be “enough” of anything. I encourage you to do the same. I want you to live better than I have and learn from the roadblocks I’ve sometimes created.
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I will not live a life with tags waiting to be pulled off.
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Life is too short.
#ladolcevita is here right now.
It’s already happening.
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No more waiting.
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Photo my Rose Room at beautiful Fattoria Lavacchio view of #tuscanybehind the dress.
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