Trust the Magic of New Beginnings

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

Trust the magic of new beginnings is critical advice in a world that pushes us to know the answers and outcome before we begin. The pressure to know how to write the ending of the story stresses us out whereby we get paralyzed to begin. It didn’t use to be this way.

“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What’s different? Our intense ability to pick apart an idea, dream, concept, opportunity, new person, place, job until we’ve talked ourselves out of beginning. What’s worse is the denial of the magic inherent in new beginnings. Magic is in trusting the unknown and going into a place of trust, like a free fall.

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – Mike Dooley

When I met a man on a train in Tuscany what I am most proud of us listening to my heart and making the grand gesture to begin. All I had to do was trust in the magic without being able to predict forever. That relationship was incredible and it played out until its expiration as all things have one.

Now again, so many years later, I stand at a place where I am ready to trust the magic and begin again with a new beloved. And so I will.

When was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time

When was
the last
time you
did something
for the FIRST TIME?
:
Spirit is calling me to #NewZealand.
It will be my first time.
I don’t know what I don’t know.
I’d love your guidance and insight please.
I’m particularly called to Wellington.
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Please email or what’s app me your loving thoughts as I will be booking my ticket super soon!
+1 206 886 5743
silvia@alchemytours.com
I am so grateful! 💕

You Can’t Go Back Only Forward

No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to yourselves is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life.
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It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.
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Paolo Coelho
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I press up into the now.
Today is the first day of my life.
I feel that rebirth more than ever after yesterday’s profound water purification ceremony.
I begin again.
This moment changes everything. 

Spring into New Beginnings

Happy Spring! It’s here!
What are you doing to celebrate a new beginning?
Remember “Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.”
-Steven Hall

Begin again! Design this next chapter on purpose with purpose. Let’s do it together while in #Bali on #yogaretreat April 2-9 #springbreak2017 🙏

2017 is a 1 Year and What it Means

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2017 is a 1 Year.

The meaning of 1.

NUMBER 1

Unity, Beginning, , Focused concentration,
Goal-striving, Action, Independence, Originality, Courage, Invention, Leader, Self-reliant, Ambition, Pioneer , Will, Conscious Mind, Positive

Tarot The Magician
Astrology Sun, Aries, Mars, Mercury, Uranus
Rune Ansuz
I Ching #1 Ch’ien
Tree of Life Kether, Crown, (Will) Kingdom (10)
Hebrew Letter Aleph, Yod
Shamanism Monkey, Unicorn
Element Fire/Sun
Alchemy Gold
Aura All colors
Colors Red, yellow, orange, gold
Gemstone Ruby, Garnet, Diamond
Musical Note Middle C
Plane A,J-Mental, S-Emotional
Temperament A-Creative/Inspired J,S-Dual/Mutable
Months January, October
Week Day Sunday

 

Closing the Chapter on Seattle

This week I am writing the final chapter about my life in Seattle.

I purchased my home June 2010. My Mom drove me to the airport straight from the courthouse and I hopped on a flight for Seattle to sign the papers. It was a flurry of activity due to circumstances beyond my control.

At the time it was the best I could do. Until that it is when it ALL changed.

And that’s how I came to actually start living in my Seattle lovenest January 2011 still owning my beloved yoga studio Total Body Yoga in Chicagoland. What I know now is that I should have taken this as a positive sign of resistance. To stay in Chicago. Instead, I fought against the obvious and pressed forward to Seattle never mind my right to Metanoia.

Defined as (n.) the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life.

All I know is that one moment I had built a home with my husband 5 minutes from my Yoga Studio, had taken an early retirement from a successful corporate life to concentrate on creating a family. We had the house built with mindful intention for growing our family: master bedroom as large enough to hold crib so the first baby wasn’t too far away from us when we slept. The 2nd bedroom was ready as a “Baby’s Room.” And the 3rd bedroom was already designated as their “Toddler” bedroom. That way when the second baby came the baby’s room would be open again for them.

We also had a requisite “guest room” for grandma’s and grandpa’s and aunts and uncles to come stay with us for holiday’s and special events. Even the walk out basement was with the intention that ours would be the house where our children and their friends would want to hang out at.

I lived into this future every day excited about it.

Until the point my husband decided he didn’t actually want children.

Fast forward to Seattle. I don’t know how I came to be here. On some level it seems unlikely a place as any since have I have no friends or family here and didn’t have any inclination to be in the Pacific Northwest. But I met a man on a train in Tuscany (you know, that old story…). The next thing you know I’ve made the grand gesture to move across the United States to begin a new life with him 6 months after my legal divorce, more than 2 years in the making.

It has been an interesting part of the story of my life. I couldn’t have ever imagined this would be a chapter, even now I’m still shocked. But here I am, getting ready to sell my Seattle home, writing this final chapter.

You might wonder where am I going? Yea, me too.

I surrender to what will reveal itself to be the plan and purpose for me. Time will tell.

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Roots and Renewal Poetry

I wake up Jan 9th living in California aligned with the new moon. I begin again. ‪#‎womanpoetry‬

I set new roots with both my hands and my feet. /
Creating a circle of energy, a seed. /
Mama Gaia, giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe supports my safe passage. /
I nurture my roots & will see my branches grow /
I am held and nourished with deepest affection /
All doubts disappear to fertilize my intentions /
I grow in love forever and ever amen. / 

“This is a great new moon to get clear on what you are calling in and then do something practical, tangible and masterful about it.” @divineharmony

‪#‎newmoon‬ ‪#‎beginnings‬ ‪#‎roots‬ & branches

– See more at: http://www.divineharmony.org/…/new-moon-in-capricorn-star…/…

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#‎bali‬ Photography by http://www.jimbeckwith.com

 

Soul Surgery

My Dear Hearts I spent 2015 undergoing Soul Surgery.

It wasn’t convenient, was uber expensive and quite certainly it was messy and painful. I had surgically removed the virus of “settling” for less than what I deserve.

My post surgery physical and emotional therapy included facing everything I was most afraid of. It was intense hard work to recover and regain radiant health.

Since I was already committed to this soul surgery I asked my healers to help me remove anything/anyone else that was stuck in my tissues. I discovered I had been carrying around old lives karma as well. And scar tissue had built up where old pain didn’t fully heal.

When I woke up from this epic soul surgery I vowed to keep my energy clean from this point forward so as to avoid any further viruses attacking my heart.

I am a high vibe, conscious, healthy, loving woman. And I am going to keep it that way.

Post Surgery: As part of my personal Happiness Prescription I am 100% dedicated to radical self-care and spiritual self-love and I will no longer allow low vibe people lacking honesty or integrity in my life. They only weaken my immunity and make me more susceptible to other viruses.

My tribe are lovers, truth tellers, heroes of peace and kindness committed to raising the vibration of our beautiful mother earth.

I am not rushing into this new year but instead being mindful of all I’ve learned as I look how far I’ve come.

It takes active effort to live a LIFE Inspired. I do it every day.

If you feel my vibe, I look forward to connecting heart to heart whether it”s in the ether or in person. I love you already.

Jai Ma!
–Silvia

‪#‎love‬ cures everything #writeaboutwhathurts #hemingway

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Where did I come from?

A wonderful ‪#‎Rumi‬ writing to inspire you to see yourself as you really are in 2016 and not settle for less! Love you, Silvia

“All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
And I intend to end up there. 

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place I’ll be completely sober.
Meanwhile, I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.

The day is coming when I fly off,
But who is it now in my ear, who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?
Who looks out with my eyes?
What is soul?
I cannot stop asking.

If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home!”

Lens: Jim Beckwith Music and photography ‪#‎bali‬ ‪#‎sanur‬

‪#‎lookinside‬ ‪#‎beyourself‬ ‪#‎bekind‬ ‪#‎goodbye2015‬ ‪#‎hello2016‬

Sanur Bali Cow Faced Silvia

Sunrise Journaling

Dedicated with total LOVE and gratitude to my beautiful 2015 tribe of courageous light workers. Each one so incredibly special to me.

I wish the SUNRISE on each day of your life to be filled with the knowledge you are supported, held and loved.

Here’s to the year where in response to the answers below you STEP UP into your brightest light! Love you all xoxo

Journaling Writing Prompts:
• If I really believed in myself I would…(and I would stop…)
• If I felt safer and more secure I would… (And I would stop…)
• If I knew I wouldn’t fail I would…(And I would stop…)
• If I knew the world could 100 percent support me in the life I desire I would…(And I would stop…)