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

HAIR STORY PART 2

HAIR STORY – HER STORY PART 2
By Silvia Mordini
More about my hair.
I love long hair and always will.
Last year at this time I cut 11 inches off.
I’ve been growing it out the second the hair dropped to the ground. But I had to do it. It was part of my shedding old pain and an old life.
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I had done the work but was literally carrying around the storylines of how my life was supposed to be and I couldn’t get out from under the weight.
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So I cut off my hair.
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Can you see now how it’s growing? 😊
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It’s not as long as I want it and I haven’t fully lived into my new life, but it’s progress none the less. And I’m really proud of that. 🙏
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It’s not easier for me than someone else because I’m a #spiritual #teacher of #love #peace and #mindfulness. It’s still challenging! Recovery from near death, going blind, being in four hospitals and then heart break this last 3-4 years has been the hardest time of my life.
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But it was necessary for my soul to grow and be now ready to meet my #soulmate ❤️ He’s almost here, I can feel it.
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And in the meantime my hair will keep growing as long as a #mermaid😍“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.”
#MargotDatz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids
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I love you!
xoxo
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#nofilter #bali #sunset #rosequartz #malas

What is Spirituality?

#HappinessRx: “Spirituality doesn’t mean a blind belief in a spiritual teaching. Spirituality is a practice that brings relief, communication, and transformation.  Everyone needs a spiritual dimension in life. Without a spiritual dimension, it’s very challenging to be with the daily difficulties we all encounter. With a spiritual practice, you’re no longer afraid. Along with your physical body, you have a spiritual body. The practices of breathing, walking, concentration, and understanding can help you greatly in dealing with your emotions, in listening to and embracing your suffering, and in helping you to recognize and embrace the suffering of another person. If we have this capacity, then we can develop a real and lasting spiritual intimacy with ourselves and with others.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials
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Being human brings a daily assortment of challenges. Spiritual practices like #yoga #meditation do not stress proof your life. They do however, gives us the tools to deal with what happens to us gracefully. Consider spiritual happiness as an embracing of ancient technology to help you live from the most loving place within. As a result, it impacts how we look out upon the world.
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#thichnhathanh #spirituality #mindfulness #intimacy #spiritualhappiness #tuscany #italy #clouds #spirit #guides #angels #love #beinghuman #iamspiritual
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Recovering Perfectionist Embracing Messy Life

Real life. A little messy.
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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.
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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.
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Honestly, your messiest side is what I like most about you. 😊
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The best experiences of life are messy.
Sex, eating, sleeping.
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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.
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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.
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Today do me a favor, give someone a second chance. Maybe that means you.
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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.”
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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.
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Lens #mexico #writerslife #travel #baja #writer #latina #imperfect#wanderlust #wonderlust #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #weirdfaces
#nofilter #athirdchance

Throat Chakra Affirmations for Healing

A healthy throat chakra is the bridge between our minds and our hearts.
The 5th chakra is the one in between connected the 4th chakra (heart) and 6th chakra (mind).
Keeping it strong and in balance is paramount for a happy life.

Try practicing those affirmations on this list that resonate with you the most.

1. Love opens the door for me to feel whole and complete.
2. Everything I do is an expression of love.
3. It is now safe for me to express my feelings.
4. I am confident in the healing power of love to open my throat for greater self-expression.
5. I easily and gracefully express my deepest feelings and emotions.
6. It is now right for me to express the best of who I am now.
7. I release the fear and doubts which block the way to my creative expression.
8. My throat chakra is balanced between my head and my heart.
9. I lovingly speak my truth and allow my Higher Self to speak through me.
10. I speak the sweet whispers of the heart.
11. I speak my truth with clarity and courage.
12. My throat is clear and open, my voice utters truthful words.
13. I willingly release all fears and negativity that block me from speaking my truth.
14. I use my words to create beauty in this world.
15. I hear and speak the truth.
16. I express myself with clear intent.
17. Creativity flows in and through me.
18. My voice is necessary.
19. I stand up for and speak the truth.
20. I am able to harness my will power to control addictive influences in my life.
21. I am ready to put my negative habits to one side and openly develop my creativity.
22. I substitute love, joy, and creative expression for old patterns of addiction and abuse.
23. I willingly give up (smoking, alcohol abuse, dope, overeating and unhealthy dieting) to enhance my own creative gifts.
24. I love and trust my creative gifts.
25. I am the messenger.

Please Don’t Wait

What I want you to know is…

Don’t Wait.

I’ve waited too long for most things.

It’s ok on some levels like where I was a late bloomer.

But I’m talking about waiting until everything was perfect or
waiting for the right time,
waiting for him to show up,
waiting to say I love you,
waiting for him to be ready,
waiting for the right age,
waiting for enough money,
waiting to have a baby,
waiting for a sign,
waiting until I wasn’t so busy,
waiting until I gained confidence or
waiting until I lost five pounds,
waiting until I received approval,
waiting until they said I could,
waiting until there was time,
waiting until my marriage got better,
waiting for my birthday,
waiting until Spring Break,
waiting until Summer,
waiting to move away from snowy Winters,
waiting to travel somewhere I’d never been like Australia or Greece or New Zealand,
waiting until I got that big break,
waiting for the tipping point,
waiting for others to go first,
waiting for the weather,
waiting until I knew enough people,
waiting to take a chance on love,
waiting until I had proof it would all work out,
waiting until I had enough knowledge,
waiting until I knew enough, was accomplished enough, was successful enough, or
waiting until it would be easy.

What are you waiting for?

“Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things You Didn’t Do Than By The Ones You Did Do.” -Mark Twain

What I learned is that time will run out. People don’t really talk much about this anymore it seems. But the reality is that “right timing” is vitally important. We can’t just lead energy we must follow it too, and be awake enough to tell when to choose one over the other. I have run out in certain ways and my hope is that I can save you from doing the same thing.

The biggest regrets in my life relate to waiting. I waited for my marriage to get better. It was incredibly toxic and denied my chances to have a baby for all those years. I waited until I met the right guy to have a family when I could have looked at doing it on my own. I waited to move from snowy winters because I was afraid of disappointing my family. I waited to travel to Australia and New Zealand until last year.

Right now is the time to wake-up and choose how you want to live your life. At any time you have full access to what I call a Passion Passport. There is no lengthy application process or special visa you have to apply for. There is no waiting period.

It’s yours right now. 

Let’s get started. 

You can come along with me for the ride. You can even sit next to me in the front seat.

But you have to promise you will get out at the right stop for you to continue your own journey guided by your true north. Admire my life, be inspired by it even, but stay focused on filling your own passport.

Well buckle up, it’s going to be an incredible journey where we will meet amazing people and experience incredible beauty and slay dragons and get lost and get found. Expect tears and laughter to be shared. You’ll be left wondering and delighted and face fears you didn’t know you had.

But you’ll feel more alive than ever because each day is sparked with joy. Don’t wait.

Let my life be both a warning and an example.

Start before you’re ready, right here, right now.

And today, please tell the people you care about you LOVE them. For this we must never ever wait.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life,
Catalina Silvia Mordini 
Writer, Happiness Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Love Alchemist 


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.
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Our vision for you is “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!
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Our Mission for the world is to TEACH PEACE.
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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.
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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!
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With immense gratitude to Greg Love of anydev.com for his fortitude, expertise and vision to create this masterpiece!
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com
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#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
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I surrender…
To the need to know anything
To the need to be needed
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I surrender my desire to solve anything
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I surrender…
To being humble
To being my truest self
To being seen for who I really am
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I Surrender to Love.
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I surrender…
To togetherness
To trusting in each others trust
I surrender…
My vulnerability to a Venus man
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I surrender…
To prayer
To singing
To dance
To divine breathe
To mantra
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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
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You Can Call Me Love Around the World

A few years ago I walked into a Starbucks and when they asked me my name to write on my cup I replied “you can call me Love.”

You can do this too.

Your name is Love. Same as mine.

From that moment was born the “You Can Call Me Love Campaign.” I was influenced to make this experiment after reading Hidden Messages in Water By Maseru Emote. He proved that what we think and how we speak to ourselves impacts our overall well-being. We can influence our health in a positive way simply by focusing on positive thoughts like love, peace, gratitude. Take a look at the video and “see” with your own eyes the effect the word “love” has on water. Remembering, of course, that all humans are comprised of 60-75% water just like the rivers, lakes and oceans.

Writing a positive affirmation on the outer container of what we drink changes its vibration. Just like the words we speak to ourselves internally and words we surround ourselves with spoken by others impact our personal energy. We can choose words that elevate our spirits, and increase our health or words that deplete us. Being aware of how what you think matters, will change your life. The science supports what yogis have known for thousands of years. It doesn’t matter if what you call it is mantra, affirmation or positive psychology, the benefits are what’s important.

STEPS TO BE LOVE: First 10 times you do this it won’t be easy. Try it anyway. You’ll feel self-conscious, weird from people looking at you when you walk up. It gets easier. Until that day it feels normal to ‪#‎BeLove

  1. Walk up to order your choice of beverage
  2. When they ask you what name to write on your cup respond to them “love”
  3. Be ready for confused response in how to spell it, being asked repeatedly and then a smile.
  4. Watch the barista prepare your drink when they see the name is LOVE.
  5. Watch people’s reactions when the barista calls out your name “Love your Latte is on the bar.”
  6. Walk up to your drink with confidence. Remember, you represent Love.

I hope you join me in this You Can Call Me Love Campaign and together, one latte at a time, we can change the world!

Love yourself, love your day, love your life! xoxo Love

 


More about the Hidden Messages in Water

In this New York Times bestseller, internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal health.

This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health.

Feed Your Soul Free Your Mind

Feed Your Soul. Free Your Mind.
Let’s put an end to acting from soul poverty and live the calling we hear from within our hearts.
Me? Teaching meditation to those in power is what I’d like to do more of. More meditation nourishes our souls.
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Everyday I want to help someone in need and not get attached to what they’ll do. Karmic stickiness sometimes holds me back, but it doesn’t have to.
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My mind sometimes gets heavy with the suffering in the world. My mind’s deep dark secret is to do nothing. To just be. But that is just a trick of my mind to keep me imprisoned in a difficult world. Therefore I #meditate on LOVE.
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I free my mind thru unconditional, universal love for ALL. ❤️
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You can too. Sign up for my FREE February Meditation program cohosted with @iamgreglove
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Click here http://www.7daysof.love
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#karma #karmicstickiness #freedom #soul #love
#7daysoflove #mindfullyinlove