The many faces of Creation continue to baffle and inspire me, on the daily. Sometimes, the path less traveled seems lonely, while in other moments, it’s the most soul filled, heart activated option. “They” say, that you are a reflection of the people you surround yourself by. This week I was surrounded by 333 conscious creators, each one living out their own dream. Artists, world renowned musicians, creators, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, mystics and Shamans. There were witches, Gypsies, priests and priests alike. We danced under the full moon and a sacred rite of passage known as the Moon dance practice by 700 women in Mexico every month. We chanted mantras and evokes the spirit of celebration. Throughout the week I was able to serve the community by offering Sacred Strategy sessions, and witnessing these beautiful individuals activate their soul purpose. Tears were shed as layers of resistance are liberated. I fucking love my job. It’s not always glamorous. In fact often times it’s incredibly challenging and stressful. But the more that I walk on the sacred path of “doing the work”, to heal my wounds, illuminate my shadows, and stand in righteous alignment with my soul, #shifthappens. And it just keeps getting better.
I'm so excited to share with you all that I just created my YouTube page...still a work in progress as am I, however, it's part of my process to heal my fear of being seen! I know, can you imagine?? The way I can talk and talk and talk I would be afraid of being seen?? Truth be told I did carry that and have now resolved that issue in this post as I share my thoughts on the energy we're experiencing and how those who are really feeling difficulty navigating the intensity can shift to a new experience. More to follow as this all unfolds. Thank you for being part of my journey and allowing me to visit with you in this way. I'm feeling immense gratitude for you all and the encouragement I've felt from all of you over the years that’s gotten me to this place I’m in now. I love you ❤️ Maria Deesy YouTube “Navigating Life through Awareness to Create Shift” https://youtu.be/yyETLmRkOYo
Heading back to the west coast today with the feeling that something big is going to shift in myself and all women this weekend! I've been anticipating this trip to Portland for months and have no doubt that meeting @rebeccathoughts will seal the transition that started in 2018. ✨🧚🏻♀️ • Have you ever just known something without having a how or why? If you have the gift of claircognizance than you have "clear knowing" or "clear thinking." Not because you studied a lot...this is an instant download of information that comes in the form of thought and undoubtable knowledge. This inner knowing usually co-exists with clairaudience (see my last seashell post). 🐚 • You experience claircognizance when you suddenly know something to be true. Maybe it’s a stroke of pride or a lucky guess but this instant insight needs no interpretation once received. I think this is a hard gift to bloom because as humans, we are so quick to overthink and judge our conscious actions based off of perceptional experience and memories. Someone who has practiced claircognizance is in a safe, fulfilled, and supported stage in life that they can witness a nagging idea or unrelenting thought and immediately trust it to be truth without adding emotion (clairemptahty) or a physical sensation (clairsentience) to it. 🙏🏻 • Many writers, doctors, and moms have very strong claircognizance abilities. I read that this gift accelerates in times of emergency like being lost or needing to act quick during a life saving injury. When we can get out of the way of our ourselves we can clearly receive downloads and trust their meaning. Practicing meditation and praying are perfect ways to develop this gift. Know someone who just always knows what’s going on? Have a person you always go to for clear insight and advice? Let me know! 🙌🏻
Is it me? Or has this been a particularly wacky and stressful week? . (For those of you who believe in the affects of Mercury Retrograde, we’re right in the middle of one now.) . But I’m not here to write about astrology. What’s on my mind today is self-compassion. . If you’re someone like me who usually has a lot going on, who likes to do a good job with whatever’s on your plate, and who gets frustrated with yourself when things get bumpy…just stop for a second. . ✨Take a deep breath. And notice a sound that you’re hearing right now. Just focus on it for a few seconds.✨ . Are you a bit more so in the present moment? OK, good. . Imagine that a friend is telling you a story in which she’s beating herself up about the way a situation played out in her life. . ✨But here’s the twist—the story she’s telling you, is the exact situation you’re in right now.✨ . How do you feel about her in this moment? Can you feel softness and love for what she’s experiencing? Do you want to just reach out and hug her? What would you tell her? . Dear one, I’m asking because SO MANY TIMES, we lack self-compassion. We have a hard time giving ourselves the same grace that we’d give to a loved one. . ✨Sometimes what we need is to give ourselves a break.✨ . To RECOGNIZE that we’re handling things in the BEST way we can. And that it’s OK. It’s OK now, and it will all be OK in the future. . Now take another breath and remember…it’s Friday 💗 . Hugs to you, Denise ✨ #everythingsgonnabealright#selfhug#thefireflymoment
Another Nintendo eShop game I found that I enjoy, Shift Happens 🔁 You switch back & forth between characters, working together in order to complete each stage. It’s simple, yet fun. 🔹♦️ (There’s a free demo available on the eShop if you’re interested!)
A regular dip in the ocean is a soul standard for me! This dip took a while and I was wilting 🥀. Grateful for the invitation from @awakenretreats /@mydharma_yoga to Vietnam for a yoga retreat. It was the first time I traveled overseas by myself. And coming home I have concrete ideas that align with my soul-just when I think I’m comfortable shift happens and the evolution continues! I am getting used to it, although still uncomfortable with not settling into any particular grooves. I suppose taking friends advice to get comfortable with uncomfortable is in order! (@alexa.nicole88 @leahsmagicalife it all began with you two magical creatures!) #shifthappens#retreat#magic#movelovecreate#awakenvietnam
UNFOLDING 🌕 Life is like a roller coaster, cliché – I know. Sometimes there are highs and sometimes there are lows. And when it rains, boy, does it pour. When times get tough and maybe not going the way we plan, do you ever realize how hard you can be on yourself? Like sit there and think about it. 🤔 We are really really critical on ourselves way more than others. I have no problem telling someone how epic and amazing they are especially when I see hard work, effort and someone who down right is killing it. Yet I have a hard time accepting and celebrating my growth, in the past I thought stay humble stay small, and continued to be my own harshest critic internally. Why is that? Ever find yourself saying “I can do better than that.” If you have a bad situation where you find yourself saying “your not that great.” “Your not that important” Imagine how many times you’ve said that. Just think how many times you didn’t expect to make it out of bed.....yet you did. YOU DO MATTER, YOU ARE GREAT! ✨ Remember it’s ok to celebrate YOU and your success, it’s important to take care of yourself and treat yourself more. Pushing yourself to you breaking point will not serve you or others. No, not at all. Understand that YOUR doing the best YOU can… MORE COMPASSION, MORE GRACE! 💗 📸 @radmencreative @lululemon @thecommonsyyc #yourbetterthenthat#selfcare#trust#compassion#cutypurselfsomeslack#loveyourself#dare#yoga#shifthappens#meditate#letgo#connection#unravel#recharge#stayinspired
Coming out of a powerful weekend of song & prayer I am feeling a bit of grief mixed with a sense of connection, and purpose. It was said this weekend by our song leader that “If we are not all grieving right now, we are not really living.” We are heart-based beings. How can we not be grieving the condition of Mother Earth and her inhabitants, the waters, and so much war, fighting, and plays of power? On the same note, this contrast allows us to remember and be called to find connection, compassion, and creativity in our lives and let that ripple outward for the benefit of all. This past year has been all-consuming between finding grace in motherhood & partnership. I have sloughed off so much excess out of necessity. I am feeling myself slowly coming back out of a long, deep hibernation. And as I come out of my cave I am asking myself, with a fresh perspective, “how can I serve?” Music, working with the plants, creating beauty, finding right relationship with the people, places, situations & myself & raising this little angel with love are my focus right now. These are the things that help me keep my heart open in a time of so much loss. #carmelvalley#beauty#horses#griefandloss#attitudeofgratitude#shifthappens#motherhoodunplugged#transformation
Rx: READ BOOKS⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Show of hands to those who say, "I don't have time to read." If you have time to FB and Insta or Tweet for 30-60min a day, you have time to read. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reading transforms your mind. How? Every sentence of a book that you read, your mind creates a story, a picture of what you are reading. Similar to a memory. This creates NEW neurological pathways in your brain. As these pathways are created... your brain actually begins to YEARN for more reading. More knowledge! Crazy right?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've had my nose in books since the early 90s. Before that I read everything in my grandmother's house. She eventually had to give me her fathers journals (they were written in spanish) because I read so much material so quickly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Co-reading. I have coined this term as the act of reading multiple books simultaneously. When the books are chosen wisely, with planning, this can actually benefit the reader (despite the concept being quite taboo). My favorite co-reading themes are: one classic lit, one self-help, and one spiritual text.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you reading? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @candice.yogarx #thereikinurse#yogarxco#yoga#reiki#nurse#wellnesscoach#healthcare#selfcare#selflove#healthandwellness#sandiego#healthyliving#mindfulness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookworm#biblophile#reader#bookclub#nerd#brain#mind#barnesandnoble#transformation#nurselife#hospital#nightshift#shifthappens#rn#lpn#cnalife
We are so excited to be getting even closer to our official SHI(F)T HAPPENS Pod Launch 🚀⠀ >⠀ Lots of learning, discovering, and creating has been happening! ✨⠀ >⠀ Have you had a chance to check out our SHI(F)T HAPPENS website?!? >>> www.shifthappenspod.com⠀ Find out more about US, our MISSION, and exciting EPISODES coming up! 🎙⠀ >⠀ Listen to us on iTunes 🎧April 2nd! ⠀ #shifthappens#shifthappenspod⠀ ⠀
✨ Glitter dough, coloring, laughing, and trading ALL the Netflix notes: when we put ourselves in mom time out, we take it seriously. Are you taking time for yourself, moms? It’s so easy to forget who we truly are in the process of momming. And no one wins when we lose ourselves. Last night we gave ourselves permission to keep playing so that our families get the best of us. Moms, I highly recommend regular time outs...for you. Pull a @headygrimm , and take non-smoker smoke breaks for yourself. 😉 Or run away with a handful of moms for a night of shenanigans. Your little people get to learn self-care is an important thing. Big shout out to our men who thought their wives were taking a couple of little hours to themselves. And then a couple of hours turned into the whole darn night! 🤷🏽♀️ Christina Carter thank you for creating a beautiful container for us to play last night! Can’t wait to do it again! 🥂✨
Dear Hip Twist, Today is my birthday, so it’s only fitting one of my favorites is represented. On this day I was born butt first and backwards, dislocating my right hip in the process. The doctor put it back in slightly the wrong place so I’ve had hip issues most of my life. But dear Hip Twist, we get along really well despite all that. I have a lot of flexibility in my hips, usually. So I can get my legs way up close to my face. Once I developed more strength in the back of my legs, I could get my legs a lot closer to the ground too. There is a lot of stamina needed to transition into Hip Twist without returning to the mat from the last Teaser. Despite the challenge it’s one of my favorite transitions. There is so much satisfaction in conquering this one. War Memorial auditorium is another one of my favorite places in Nashville. I preformed here with the school choir as a kid. This has been a location for the Southern Festival of Books for as long as I can remember. I’ve been to concerts, comedy and even professional wrestling events here. Yes really. I’ve seen Conan O’Brien, Sonia Sotomayor, Audrey Niffenegger, Rebecca Wells, Chuck Palahniuk and countless others here. I’ve laughed, cried, been inspired and met my heros. I bought way too many books outside on the plaza. I’ve used the wisdom I learned from the people I heard speak or entertain here to make my own tough transitions in life. I’ve often found that when I’m presented with what seems like a problem, there is often a twist. Lately, the “problems” have been their own problem solving solutions for other things. Just like the Hip Twist, the transitions aren’t easy. But doing the work to get to the other side is worth it. Love, Heather 📸 @jgougephoto #marchmatness2019#hiptwist#warmemorialauditorium#nashville#nashvillepilates#selfcareissacred#pilatescommunity#storytellers#marchmatness#pilatesfit#pilatesgirl#pilateslove#pilatesteacher#pilatesfriends
Good Morning Beautiful People! 🙋🏻♀️ It's been an insanely full week for me with Alot of great things happening. 🙆🏻♀️ I've had to turn my normal schedule on it's head to try and accomplish everything. 🙃 My attitude is gratefulness for All the blessings ☝️ and a reminder of the little things that I take for granted many times. 🤦🏻♀️ #singlemomchronicles#momboss#goaldigger#shifthappens#nevergiveup
Happy #equinox ☀️🌸🌙 Balance of the dance of sun & moon / masculine & feminine / light & shadow ☯️ Now the days grow longer, Spring has sprung and all the seeds that were planted in the caverns of winter have pushed their faces to the light 🌱 Let this be a time of manifesting and quickening-to bring forth our fruits to their full ripeness with joy and novelty, with grace and openness. May we walk in balanced beauty and divine reverence-creating art to mirror the miracle of life 🐝🦜🌹🌈🍓 ***Yesterday - Billions of butterflies swirled through the skies of Israel.. TRANSFORMATION TIME! 🐛🧚🏻♀️🦋
Shout out to the brilliant and brave educators at @SuccessAcademy for centering critically important conversations about equity and education. Now the tough work of walking the talk begins. As you engage know that you’re not alone, there’s a village eager to support your efforts to #teachthebabies, all of them. Also shout out to @valuespartnership for facilitating the relationship and for doing dope stuff to improve communities and our country #shifthappens#theworkcontinues#villagework#letsgetfree
“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” . . I’m not posting this photo and caption for validation or to get random likes. I’m posting this because I’ve had to make choices and decisions...even when I felt scared, or judged, lost or just wanted to completely give up, I decided I needed to push harder, change my mindset and make a different choice, especially if I wanted to be happy and healthy. More importantly especially when the odds were against me or I had to cut out relationships that we’re no longer serving me. . . Many times we don’t make a choice to change because we convince ourselves that it’s harder to change or that we don’t have enough motivation of willpower to do so. We operate from a fear based or lack mentality, especially when faced with challenges and adversity. With a limited mindset of course things will seem hard. As creatures of habit we must reflect and assess what we truly want and what we have to change daily or eliminate to be better...not perfect. . . I believe and based on my experience as a nutritionist, if we want to be healthier and happier, we need to get down right honest and real with ourselves. What is it that’s really holding you back? What are the patterns and behaviours you are doing or not doing that form self sabotaging habits? . . To improve your health, improve your choices. You control what you eat and you can control your environment. Start making a list of goals and an action plan as to how you are going to get there. Change your circle of friends. Eliminate the negativity like you would with bad food choices. Cut the crap in all areas of your life and you will see change. Nothing worth having comes easy but your health should take priority. Push yourself out of your comfort zone. I did. It’s so worth it. The choice is always yours. xx -Laura #gowithyourgut
S T A R T. _ How long will you ignore that burning desire inside of you? How long will you ignore the feeling of being unfilled? How long will you allow lack of finances to hold you back? _ More often than not YOU have to move/take a step in order for things to shift. There will never fully be a right time to follow the call placed on your heart; do it anyway. _ Remember, there are ppl waiting for you to get in alignment and be their answer. How long will you keep them waiting? Heck, how long will you keep YOU waiting?! Take a step, and the path will open 💋 . . . . . #thursdaymotivation#happynappyvegan#holistichealth#healthyliving#imaniadjua
The time has come for me to shift, evolve, and grow in new ways just as the freshness and groove of S P R I N G sets in. Life is moving onward and upward from my current home in Puerto Viejo at the end of April. Next stop, Atlanta. After that liés in mystery... My future is uncharted and unknown. Sure, I’m scared AND I am equally, no wait, more, excited. I’m ready to rest and reset, as well as explore and create! My « plans » consist of spending time with my nearest and dearest and building my yoga and coaching presence and offerings around the globe, which is plenty for me at this stage. I have one very special project that will be ready to announce in the coming days. To give you a little hint...it combines yoga and a tribe of inspired and inspiring women in the Italian countryside. I can’t wait to share this with you so please stay tuned! I look forward to reconnecting with « my people » in ATL and TN in the coming weeks and maintaining the beautiful and nourishing bonds I’ve been blessed to create from my experience living here in Costa Rica. I’m immensely grateful for all of it! The one thing I’ve learned if nothing else, is that I am capable of creating a life I truly love when I trust myself and follow my heart. In this space, anything and everything is possible. #todoesposible ✌︎❤︎❩
As the full moon was rising last night, it shimmered over me like the light of a new day, a new energy, and new path to freedom. And as the moon’s brilliant light cast itself over me, new shadows were revealed. New holes in my heart. New spaces for healing. And now as the energy shifts and the fog is lifted, I’m suddenly, more painfully aware of myself, of my wounds, and of what the work I need to be doing looks like. And for me, this shift is occurring exactly as it was meant to. What shifts are you feeling in respons to the powerful energy of that big round rock in the sky?
Did you know your creativity is tied to your type of thinking? When you sit down to try something for the first time or recreate something, you tap into your thoughts and emotions. In that space your thoughts are either negative or positive and you begin to condition yourself to produce art based on what you believe your ability to do so is. . So whether you think you can or you think you can’t, YOU’RE RIGHT! . 3 quick ways to ensure you always create within a high vibe frequency: 💫don’t judge yourself for what you need, desire, or want to express. Just express it! . 💫let go of the necessity to create something “perfect”. Your best work happens when you allow yourself and your art (in any form) to just be. . 💫compliment yourself for a job well done, ALWAYS! This gives you space to appreciate yourself in the form of art b/c what you are looking at is actually a piece of your soul manifested into the world. . Creating for your biz can be fun. It doesn’t have to be hard! Work with what you’ve got and express it from a place of love. . For more tips on expressing your creativity and creating for your biz, join me in my fb group where I share more tips and you have even more access for me to support you. . Click the link in my bio.
Congratulations to our recent 250hr YTT graduates ✨ Your positive energy will be missed, but we know you’re sharing it with the rest of the world 💛 To see all the graduation photos head over to the Caribe Yoga Academy Facebook page! 📸 @kari_grace
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💫 It’s the season of renewal, and with the energy of the super moon still in effect, it’s the perfect time to release anything that is no longer serving us and allow the supportive energies that are ALWAYS available to come through. 💖 I’ll be deep diving ways to do that in my FB groups, the Sparkle and Slay Collective and Health Revolutionaries. Ask to join! 🙌 Are you ready for a new season? Let me know below!!
Don’t forget to sign up online for this great event with nutritionist Laura Tompkins and Roz Huber! Find it on our website under “schedule and store” ➡️ “workshops” #whyshiftpoweryoga#shifthappens#moodandfood#wholehealth#nutrition#feelyourbest Posted @withrepost • @drlaurentomkins Join myself and the amazing trainer & yoga instructor @roz.huber for an afternoon of learning, movement, & connection✨ • Part 2 of our Optimize Your Life: A Health Series for Women is going to be all about MOOD + FOOD. Have you ever wondered about the connection between what you’re eating and how you’re feeling? We’ll dive into this topic and then Roz will lead us in an all-levels yoga class 🧘🏻♀️ • Sunday, March 31 1:30-3:30pm @shiftpoweryoga West Kelowna • We hope to see you there 💙
I hope you never feel ashamed of the people, places, things that inspire you or make you happy. Nothing is lame if it ignites something real in you. Be proud that you’re able to see the good in things not everyone can. And that you’ve found something that gets you excited about life. That’s cool.
| Rx: MINI BIO⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In honor of Aries season (my birthday is April 7th), I wanted to bring everyone into my journey. Who is Candice? The curator of YogaRx Healthcare Programs.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My name is Candice Johnson. I was born April 7th in Yokosuka, Japan. I have 31 (almost 32) years of life lived. I was raised in Pensacola, FL. Went to PennState Nursing school in 2005 and graduated with a BSN in 2009. I moved to San Diego, September 2015. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have two Moms (also nurses), one biological and one married to my Dad. I have two sisters (also nurses!). I have a dog named Abraham (named after Abraham Lincoln). My favorite color is blue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been sober for 1 year and 3 months. I love to paint, hike, yoga, spin/cycle, read, mountain climb, sing. I used to sing very well (still do). Fun fact: I used to be in to archery. Even had a junior crossbow growing up. I have tattoos. I have written in a journal since the 6th grade. I still have every journal. I MUST be near the ocean. I am a risk taker. I often make BIG, well meditated, decisions without "safety nets". I don't believe in plan "B".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I left my cushy nursing administration career to bring passion back into my life and to help other healthcare professionals transform into loving their lives again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @candice.yogarx #thereikinurse#yogarxco#yoga#reiki#nurse#wellnesscoach#healthcare#selfcare#selflove#healthandwellness#sandiego#healthyliving#mindfulness#transformation#nurselife#hospital#nightshift#shifthappens#rn#lpn#cnalife#pcola#850#pennstate#weare#japan#girlswithtattoos#abrahamlincoln