I took some time to chat with my sis Dr. Kiernan Steiner for her podcast Decolonizing Kiki. We talked about the different expressions of divine inspiration. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Decolonizing Kiki: The Podcast is a weekly interview series hosted by Dr. Kiki, DMA, with creatives and artists, who embody decolonization and have been integral in Dr. Kiki's healing journey. Join Dr. Kiki and kapwa as they discuss their personal journeys, where they are today, and the lessons they learned along the way. Dr. Kiki Steiner holds degrees in music education and choral conducting with special interests in decolonization and liberatory education.
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I had the pleasure of guesting on MJ's podcast: Soulful Convos with Josephine.
MJ is a freelance creative that I met through a decolonization group on Instagram.
MJ is a beautiful soul and this episode is SO good.
We talked about the beginning of my spiritual journey,
How my Filipino culture has influenced my journey,
and how I stay committed even when people don't agree with what I do.
Please take a listen and head to the podcast page to listen to the other Fil-Am guests she interviewed for Filipino American History Month.
I got a 30 Days of Intentions card set from @gratitudeglassjars. I'll be using and sharing them as I reconnect and get honest with myself.
What is a value? Oxford Languages defines values as:
plural noun: values
As an individual, you don’t need to seek other’s validation for your worth.
As a collective, you’re here to show others what they’re worth by investing your trust in them.
Thank you for trusting me with your energy.
What do you value?
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Mama had her a meltdown!
I realize we have so much happening with the planetary alignments that are alchemizing exponential transformation as we move into 200 years of a new element: air. This meltdown was days in the making. I put myself through several things (whew, energy cleanse! aka enema for the soul) that helped surface the energy that manifested as a meltdown.
Yes, I gotta have grace for myself. Believe me, I’m the first person to recognize that.
Yes, I know this is all in the end good. I’m usually one of the more optimistic people you’ll ever meet.
But don’t get it twisted, I feel the full range of my emotions. I need it.
My emotions ground me.
My emotions remind me how human I am.
My emotions keep me honest with myself. (How dare I say I’m cool when I’m feeling so incredibly meh and underwhelmed on the inside!)
I share this because there are so many out there in the spiritual community that hook onto light and love as the only way.
Yo….your shadow gives you depth and greater self-awareness.
Let yourself feel all the feels, even the ones that break you down to tears. I am a better person for my tears. I have a stronger relationship with myself for honoring my energy and letting her do what she does best.
I reimagined my services to now offer the Total Transparency session. The Total Transparency session is designed to help you get real with yourself through channeled guidance. I employ all of my spiritual practices to facilitate the best experience for us. While my books are closed for the rest of 2020, gift yourself and/or a friend the Total Transparency session and start this new 200 years of air element with self-awareness.
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I woke up this morning to the scent of spam and rice. It made me a combination of sad and nostalgic.
It made me nostalgic as I thought about my childhood and having spam. I feel like we didn't eat spam that often. I feel like it was more of a special treat.
It made me sad because I can't eat it. About 3 years ago, I gave up meat for my health. But that is a story for another time.
As I think about why it makes me so nostalgic, I think about my mom and how often she would make us home cooked meals. When I was a kid, we would walk to a neighbor's house after school and they would watch us until my mom got off of work. Often times, she would pick us up and we would go home and she would cook us dinner. I think about how much work and effort that is. With 3 small kids, after working an entire day, and then coming home and being by yourself and making dinner.
I think about how much I struggle with that with only 2 kids and having help. I think of how much work that is and how much love is put into it. This thought begs me to ask myself, why don't I love myself enough to be able to do that?
Why don't I love my family enough to be able to do that? It also makes me have so much admiration for my mom for doing that every day for so long. We barely ate out as kids. I don't think my mom jumped on the fast food train until I was in middle or high school.
I share this as both admiration for my mom and finally understanding what my guides are trying to tell me about having a relationship with my food and with eating. I've realized my attachment to the foods I think of so fondly are really an attachment to the memories. Taking that even deeper is that I didn't understand it as my mom's love and a part of me felt like I'd be losing it by letting it go. I know that isn't true. My mom comes by with vegetarian friendly food for me all the time.
Eating is more than stuffing food down your throat so it could journey through your insides and come out in your feces. It is a multi-dimensional experience of emotions, memories, and the energies of all involved from those that cultivated, prepared, and shared the meal. This is taking mindfulness to the next level. You want to love unconditionally? It means loving all things, inclusive of your food and your eating ritual.
Close your eyes.
Take 3 deep breaths, in through the nose and out your mouth.
Return your breath to it's normal pace.
Visualize a bright light filling up your space, neutralizing your surroundings.
Allow yourself to embrace and celebrate who you are right here, right now.
Send yourself love.
Maybe that's visualizing hugging yourself or telling yourself a legit compliment.
Bask in it. Feel that energy fill you up.
Then gently return to your body and open your eyes.
Ok thx bai! JK
What we do in our mind has great effects on our physical reality.
What starts in your mind takes energy and builds momentum until it manifests into physical reality.
Meditation isn't just about sitting in silence. It helps you build self-awareness through your monkey mind. Consider all the shit running through your mind when you try to sit in silence. Those thoughts are coming up for a reason.
Meditation is a foundation of my practice and should be for you too if you're trying to make personal developmental progress. I teach this in alllll of my classes.
Do you have a meditation practice? What does meditation look like for you?
I've been laying low, being extra thoughtful about my moves. Each time I try to get back into my routine I feel sluggish. It's driving me crazy.
😫I go through the motions of beating up on myself for not being productive and consistent.
😫I hate on myself for not taking better care of myself and for not being more "perfect."
😫I get to comparing myself to others and start to stress myself out for not being at the same level.
😕How many times have you fallen off your routine only to push yourself harder when you get back to it?
😕Fallen off your diet only to starve yourself to make up for weight gained?
😕Eaten food you enjoy only to regret it out of guilt?
😕Took a day off from working out to work out extra hard the next day?
😕Felt like giving up because you feel like you've gotten too far from where you were?
These are fresh in my mind because that was my recent memory. This mindset comes from the perspective of lack aka scarcity. It comes from the belief that you're not enough.
Truth is, you needed that break from your routine for one reason or another. Whatever it is, it's bigger than one workout/meal/day off! I'll wager its even bigger than 2-3 days off. Your body is an intelligent being. It knows what it needs. Most importantly, stop judging and start embracing yourself!
Your Higher Self is calling you to rest and recharge because you're going to need your full energy. While you're there, feel into why. What does it tell you?
I need to rest and recharge to hold space for myself and others. I know that I got into a routine once and I can do it again. This time it'll be an evolved routine. Knowing I'm resting with a higher purpose helps me lean into it.
The work doesn't end with this election. We have plenty of work to do. If you are done with people telling you right from wrong and ready to reconnect with your native guidance system, use the Book Now button to book a 15 minute consultation to see if we are an energetic match!
My family is reading this awesome book Charlie Hernandez and The Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo. It was a gift to my son but we read it as a family and we. are. hooked. There were many late nights that my son and I stayed up late reading chapter after chapter from the first book of what I hope is a lengthy series. The books are full of magic, mystery, and suspense. As I sneakily read ahead, I came upon this quote.
This quote is so fitting for everyone. How many times have you had an idea that you absolutely knew you needed to share with the world? Now how many of you analyzed, criticized, and diminished that idea in the pursuit of perfection to the point that you deflated all the energy from it?
You (and all of your creations) are perfect as is. Period.
The curse of comparison is real. It will keep you from making the exponential progress you envision. Perfection is in progress.
All you need is to come as you are. Get out of your way by anchoring yourself in your heart and let that be your guide.
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Someone can have your instruction manual, follow it to a T, but it wouldn't be the same because only you can create your essence.
I view reiki as one person's way of working with universal life force energy. The reiki symbols are particular to that practitioner's way of tapping into their intention for that session. You can use any symbol you want to amplify your intention.
You know what would work better than the symbols personal to that practitioner 100 years ago? A symbol with personal resonance to you and your intention.
Personally, I have a hard time accepting people's claims of "proprietary" methods. I see it as a way to control and limit access. At the end of the day, I believe no one can do what you do because of your unique flavor.
Someone can have your instruction manual, follow it to a T, but it wouldn't be the same because only you can create your essence.
The end product would still be their end product and yours would still be yours.
When I tell my story, I am intentional about distinguishing between the conscious and unconscious parts of it. I consciously sought out my spirituality and to work intentionally with my energy in January 2019. Once I opened up my perspective to all-that-is, I realized that I was doing this my whole damn life, unconsciously. Just like you.
In retrospect, I redefine my journey not as spiritual seeking but as seeking to reconcile the identity emerging as my full expression with every other aspect of me. At the end of the day, isn’t that what we are all trying to do? Be our whole self in our whole life?
My journey is being the fullest expression I came into this lifetime to be. I’m giving you a sneak peek of some amazing photos that bring full circle what I feel on the inside to the out. This photo shoot was a part of healing the separation of my inner identity with my outward expression.
Keep an eye on my website to see allllll of dis essence captured.
Thank you the amazing photographer @_Cynthia_Alex
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