As we approach the final few months of the year...and as the Holidays draw near... it's the perfect time to pause and make time to care for body, mind, and spirit.
While it may feel like life is moving fast and we don't have "enough" time to get it all done...this is actually the best time to slow down and nourish ourselves.
When we are intentional about how we want to live our life...end our year...refreshed, renewed, and in joy perhaps, we make choices to support it.
In addition to our upcoming events listed below, we are here to support you with our Sanctuary offerings of therapeutic massage, yummy facials, and uplifting energy balancing.
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Receive wisdom about an obstacle / challenge and ways to overcome. Cards and crystals are used as divination tools to help you reflect on your personal life, and connect with the wisdom of your heart and soul. Come away with clarity and insight to support you on your journey.
45 Minutes, $95 - Offered by Stephanie
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Full Moon Release Ritual with Stephanie
When the moon is full it's a wonderful time to release what we've been carrying that no longer serves.
Yes, it takes courage to let go and take a stand for the life we want! We will be challenged. We will face obstacles. The initiation from child to adult requires we do the work, get the support, and use the tools.
If not for ourselves, then for our children and their children.
And life... it's an awe inspiring cycle of birth and death, creation and destruction, beginnings and endings, openings and closings. Since we are life, when we consciously choose to let go of old ways that need to "die", we create space for new ways that are waiting to be birthed into being. It's a celebration really!!!
Enjoy this shamanic full moon release ritual recording to help you be you.
Gift yourself the time to really sink into this. Click Here For Recording.
Summer Self Care by Stephanie
“What you do for yourself-any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself-will affect how you experience your world.” -Pema Chodron
Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit
Summer is the perfect time to slow down and notice where you need to be "fed", aka, practice self care. Nobody can do this for us. And if we don't do this for ourselves, we risk becoming resentful, contracted, and unhappy! We must feed ourselves in order to feed others.
As I spoke about last week, we are in charge of our own happiness and this includes on going self care. Give yourself permission to do what makes you feel good. You're worth it.
Top 5 Picks to Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit:
Massage - From therapeutic and deep tissue massage to relaxing massage, it's one of the oldest healing modalities. Massage can relax muscles, soothe aches and pains, release energy blockages, rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Yoga - Yoga promotes inner and outer health & well-being. In addition to improving physical health: flexibility, strength, balance, pain management, yoga is a powerful tool in personal transformation. Yoga has been shown to decrease stress, helping with anxiety and PTSD, while improving our mood and outlook on life.
Meditation- We get 2 choices: medicate or meditate. From managing stress, anxiety, and PTSD to cultivating a deeper sense of inner peace and well-being, meditation can help.
Energy Healing - Chakra Balancing is an energetic healing technique that works holistically on the body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Major systems of the body are restored with life-force energy to promote body's natural ability to heal. Chakras will be cleared and re-balanced so you feel lighter and empowered.
Reading List - Self-enrichment is one of the keys to growth.
Our top 5:
-Untethered Soul by Michael Singer -- We are all trying to be okay. Guess what? You already are!
-Reclaiming Joy by Stephanie Filardi -- 4 Steps, when applied, to live happy, healthy, free.
-A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle -- Awakening to your life's purpose and then some!
-A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson -- Love is a potent force and the key to peace...in relationships, work, life...
-Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth -- How we eat teaches us volumes about our life. Time to stop the battle with food and deeply listen.
Your Happiness by Stephanie
"The greatest adventure you can have is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah
Who's in charge of your happiness? You are!
Why do I say this?
Some of you know over the last 6 months I've been part of Eckhart Tolle's School of Awakening with my intention to intensify presence and live my highest purpose. Learning myself in order to teach others.
So, why am I writing about happiness? Well, one of the greatest lessons I've learned over the past 6 months is that life isn't here to make us happy. It's here to make us awaken.
What does that mean?
If happiness is our goal, we will often find ourselves unhappy. As we know, life gives us challenges. One minute all is well...the next minute not so much. And our emotional state takes the hit each time.
When things are going well, we attach. When things aren't going so well, we detach. Hence the practices of non-attachment we speak of in yoga, shamanism, meditation and other spiritual paths to help us stay in balance.
What I have learned, continue to practice, and want to share is that when our focus is on "awakening", meaning-- waking up to who we are, what we want, and why we are here...a funny thing happens.
We actually end up experiencing more more happiness!!!
Why? Because we learn how to live a meaningful life, a life that is aligned with what matters most to us, not someone else or some ideal.
Quite simply, we start to do (meaning we take action!) on the things that make us "happy" on the inside..things that bring us joy, peace, love.
How each of us defines a "meaningful" life varies across time, space, personality, etc. As an example, have you ever known a person who is living their life to the fullest by doing only the things that bring them joy? Maybe these people irritate you? It seems so selfish of them!!! Ahhh... or not. Maybe taking care of our own needs is the greatest act of self love we can experience. Because when we love ourselves, we are able to love others.
So, while we may have moments of happy/unhappy in our life as challenges arise, when we fully commit to awakening, we are clear on our purpose even when the path is uncertain. We gain tools to weather the storms. In the end, we realize it's our choice to be happy and live the life of our dreams...or not.
I support you!
SeeAwakening to You - Embodying Shamanic Wisdom with Stephanie
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wainwright House in Rye, NY
A dear friend recently asked,"Stephanie, what is your life purpose"? Without skipping a beat, I said, "to help people awaken".
No small task in a noisy world that appears to keep us asleep...or at times wake us up with unbearable suffering.
And so, as many of you know, I am dedicated to passing along what I have learned and lived so that perhaps your journey is slightly "easier". You are not alone.
Is it time to reclaim your power and purpose by embracing fearless? It's fun. It's scary. It's freeing.
If this resonates, check out this workshop designed purposefully to help you awaken. See video below.
We will use the physical body as a portal to gain access to the deeper wisdom within.
We will explore the shamanic principles of jaguar medicine: fearlessness, non-doing, certainty and non-engagement to help you overcome inertia in your life.
Using gentle yoga poses, guided shamanic journeying, and reflection exercises learn ways to move beyond the conditioned mind, overcome fears, and awaken to your authentic self.
Move from stuck to unstuck and gain wisdom on action steps required to live your most authentic life.
Cultivate and deepen the relationship with jaguar medicine to help protect your energy.
Move beyond fear and anger paving the way to step fully and confidently into the life you were meant to live.
Come away with greater awareness, an energetic re-boot, and simple tools to use in your daily life. No yoga experience necessary.
Questions? Ask Stephanie Here.
"We are not limited by what we don't have. We are limited by what we don't use." -Bob Goff
Lately in my conversations with people there is a recurring theme: shift.
More specifically, the need/desire/want for a shift in...something.
What I am noticing in these interactions is how often we get caught in the false belief that shift happens outside of us. Meaning, we are looking to something or someone outside of ourselves to make it better so to speak. We often waste energy suffering while we "wait". We feel stuck, agitated, depressed. It's a rabbit hole that we can get lost in, and drag others down with us, if we are not mindful.
Here's what I want to suggest.
Instead of looking and waiting for the shift to happen on the outside (i.e: job, home, relationship, financial situation, family, etc), look inside.
Let me explain.
When we shift our perspective and look within, we prevent further energy drain in the form of suffering. We open ourselves to receive clarity about what we can do. We move from ego/lack mindset to divine/prosperity mindset.
As we move from lack to prosperity, we discover we have what we need inside of us to take action. The energy shifts from dis-connected /dis-empowering to connected / empowering.
Why is this internal shift important?
Shifting our awareness within helps us access the deeper "I", which is the place of stillness some experience during meditation, writing, running... When we access the deeper "I" we bring together the dimension of stillness and thinking. This process opens the doorway to empowered action. Insights and choices arise that were once blocked when we were caught in ego/lack mindset.
I don't have children, yet. For a long time, I didn't want children. I chose to focus on building my career and becoming an "adult" myself to say the least!
Today, I want children in my life. I am open to how that happens.
At times when people ask me about having children, and then hear I am 43, etc, etc, it can be "depressing" --- if I allow myself to get caught in the belief of what I don't have...children.
Sometimes I create my own suffering with thoughts about not have/will never have/impossible etc.
Following me? I trust some of you understand what I am saying here. Pretty much when we focus on what we don't have, and think we ought to have, whatever that is, we suffer. The greater the gap between what we don't think we have...and what we want...the greater the suffering. So, let's mind the gap and work to reduce and close it so we return to inner peace (soul congruence - more on this another time)
In talking with people and reflecting on my own inquiry about children, I realized it makes so much more sense to focus on what we can do about it! I am a triple Leo so action is in my blood anyway.
When I began shifting my attention inward, accessing the "deeper I", I got clear on what I am not using in my desire to have children in my life. From this I realized I want to help foster families deal with challenging feelings and navigating the parent/child relationship. Relationships are one of my favorite topics and I have many tools to offer in service to this. Voila. Stillness. Clarity. Action.
If you are feeling the suffering of wanting something outside of you to shift, please, stop it. Try what I have explained here. Shift your focus within. Access the "deeper I". Discover what have within right now that you can use in service to what you want to shift outside. Then take empowered action. Be patient. Everything is a process.
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Monday, April 22, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019
Enjoy our Friends and Family Week and Save 20% off any 45 minute or longer* service!!!
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Transformation & Shamanism by Stephanie
"Not everything that can be faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed that is not faced." -James Baldwin
Last week I wrote transformation through the body.
Are you paying attention? What are you noticing?
This week I want to share about transformation as it relates to Shamanism and Shamanic Energy Healing.
Why do I want to share?
One, many people are experiencing life transitions: death, divorce, job loss, confusion, disconnection, depression...to name a few and they are looking for a healthy, conscious way to deal.
Two, Shamanism gives us powerful tools -- meaning we feel empowered to navigate these transitions.
Three, Shamanism is considered to be one of the most ancient forms of healing practiced by humans worldwide. It is not a religion. It is a way of being- living in harmony with nature and working with the natural forces of life to restore balance.
Since life is always changing, the ability to use practices that bring us back into harmony with our-self and the world around us is not only effective, it is healing in itself.
Who will benefit from shamanic energy healing?
People who are ready to embrace life transitions with presence in a positive, loving, peaceful, and empowering way.
What type of shamanic energy healing sessions are offered?
You can learn more about sessions here.
Honoring Passions by Stephanie
Last week I spoke about the importance of having a theme for 2019.
This week I am wondering if you have come up with your theme and if so, how are you acting upon it daily?
As for me, so far it's been quite easy taking action on my 2019 theme (which is honoring/living my passions everyday). A big part of the "ease" came from being on vacation (passion) in a warm place (passion) doing things I love like yoga, beach walks, etc.
If you have not yet chosen a 2019 theme, or haven't yet made time for the honoring, it's not too late!!!
I've been logging my daily passion on both my facebook and instagram pages if you want inspiration or to follow!
Life is too, live it well!!