First things first. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou. THANK YOU.
Gratitude is a powerful thing. If I could shoot M&M’s … Smarties… or Skittles of gratitude and sunshine through this email… believe me I would. Even though we are on either side of our computers, you truly are a blessing in my gathering of life. YES YOU!!!! Thank you.
Why all the “love and sunshine”??? Because I feel inspired…. lite up…. charged up… ready to take action… heard… supported…. and ready to begin a new adventure. And much of that is Thanks to you. Whether we see each other in my studio…. or connect online through these emails…. I am grateful for you and this connection. So Muchos Gracias Friends.
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When I was a little girl, I thought I’d be a teacher…a chef…. a singer…. a social worker… a world travel … and more. Ideas of “what I would be when I grew up” would spin in my head. Each job took me to a new destination within myself. Every experience helping me to understand what I like, don’t like, and what my passions, desires, and gifts are.
Not sure if you knew this about me… but here are a few of the jobs I have had in my great adventure so far: babysitter, lifeguard, marriage commissioner, fitness instructor, camp director, lemonade stand worker, AIDS support worker (in Africa), child welfare worker, international social worker, abuse counsellor, drum teacher, United Church of Canada Minister, joy guru, and wellness studio owner.
In the many jobs I have had it became clear what I really loved and desired.
Here are my TOP 7 Ingredients to building the career and life that rocks my socks:
1. CREATIVITY & ART
When I am creative and make space for art in my life….
When I see clients, friends and colleagues engage in their creative side…
The Mind unwinds…. Freedom erupts…. Flow emerges… and a New Story of who we be shows up.
2. MOVEMENT & RHYTHM
When I sit in a chair too long…. my Brain fogs
When I look at a screen too long… my action state slows down
When my body is sedentary… so is my life…. so are my thoughts… and things feel “blah”.
When I add rhythm, skipping, drumming, a walk, a gentle dance… just a moment of movement and rhythm…. my Body awakens and I see all possibilities with new eyes and enthusiasm.
3. PLAYTIME & IMAGINATION
When I “diverge” from the schedule and plan…. new ideas pop up
When I give space to “wonder” and possibilities… my mind and heart delivers in bold colors
Whether it is a slinky, watching a feather float in the air, silly putty, the power of a LEGO®, colouring out my day…. something new always emerges.
4. STORYTELLING & SHARING TIME
When I am in a circle… with a storybook… no matter what… I’m ready for the magic.
When people have space to share their ideas … without interruption…. validation shows up.
I am grateful to witness a circle of people holding space…. for sharing… for honesty… for transformation… for truth.
5. SACRED RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNITY
I feel greatly connected to myself as I am connected with others.
I love being part of a dynamic community that is ready to inspire, lead, listen, shape and transform.
6. TRANSPARENCY, REAL & OPENNESS
All I have is my honesty. Authenticity is GOLD to ME. Vulnerability is powerful medicine.
When I contract myself…. my essence suffers. When I expand and allow myself to shine…. magic abounds and infinite possibilities emerge, arrive and land in my life.
7. CONTRIBUTION & INSPIRATION
When I can be a contribution to others….
When I choose to be a contribution to myself….
When I give and receive freely…
I am inspired to be an even greater expression of myself.
This is not about ego or being right. This is about being real. This is about me getting out of my own way – getting out of my fear, my worry, my doubt, my stickiness…. and stepping into the land of contribution and invitation to inspire myself and others and the planet.
I wonder what I can choose today that can create more inspiration right away?
That is the yumminess I like.
Along all of these great journeys… in both work and in life… I now find myself at an interesting pathway.
As you know I have helped create a beautiful studio in Swift Current, Saskatchewan called KIVA. KIVA provides sacred space for people’s dreams to expand – in health, wellness and fitness. KIVA is rockin’ my socks, and our client’s and communities’ socks. GRATITUDE GRATITUDE GRATITUDE to you KIVA.
KIVA is in many ways, a playspace where all 7 of my passions can come to life. KIVA is a space where CREATIVITY & ART are awakened. KIVA invites MOVEMENT, RHYTHM, PLAYTIME & IMAGINATION to expand. KIVA holds our STORIES, invites SACRED RELATIONSHIPS and BUILDS COMMUNITY. I am grateful for KIVA’s ability to help people BE THEMSELVES, REAL & OPEN. KIVA invites all to CONTRIBUTE and INSPIRE.
And still I DESIRE.
I desire to be a powerful impact on the planet and transform the planet, my clients, my community, myself and all of my relations with joy!!!
I desire more people to experience and expand the joy and wellness in their life.
I desire to be a contribution to the health and wellness of the planet.
HOLY SHIT!!! YES I DO I DO I DO I DO.
I am shouting this from the rooftops. My personal heart song is out there for the world to see. Whoooooooo fuckin’ hooooooo!!!! It feels awesome sauce to say this outloud.
I desire wellness for all. And not just the “I’m good” sort of feeling… but the “I can’t believe how amazing and awesome and rockin’ delicious this moment is… right here… right now… with you… with me… with all of it… even in the muck and the goo… and the yumminess and the sexy deliciousness of life… when we live from our place of passion and power and purpose.
I WANT MORE OF THAT PLEASE…. AND FOR THE WHOLE PLANET PLEASE!!! AND FOR YOU PLEASE!!!!
And then the PAUSE.
“So what are you going to do about it Christine?”
This voice in my head kicks in… can start to judge… to say things like:
“You won’t have time Christine”. “It will be too hard Christine”. “What if it doesn’t work Christine”.
But that is just fear. That doesn’t belong to me.
That is the “voice of the other” – that wants to keep me stuck, constricted, hidden.
I choose my “inner voice” – the voice that was in me before I knew me. This is where my truth and beauty reside.
And then the DELIGHT.
So friends. I am here to tell you… that I am choosing delight, joy, passion, power and purpose for all.
How am I doing this?
With TRUST. With CONTRIBUTION. With COMMITMENT to MYSELF to BE.
My COMMITMENT to YOU.
If you would like to experience more joy, power, passion and purpose in your life…. then come and play with me.
YES, The KIVA Studio is there for you anytime.
However I would like to know “HOW CAN I BE A CONTRIBUTION AND SUPPORT TO YOU AT THIS TIME?”
I have supported people of all ages and stages of life… facing all kinds of beautiful experiences… and all of them desiring to feel MORE.
Would you like a little more …..
Would you like a little less…
There is no shame in DESIRING more.
DESIRE involves fierce commitment to your dreams. DESIRE awakens and emerges through you, as you step into the greater possibility for your life and the lives of those around you.
If you are interested in working with me…
I am now receiving new clients – who are ready to BE more!
Who want to move through live with more ease, joy and glory.
Who want to create even more possibilities for themselves and those that they love.
If this is singing to you…. please contact me. (see the contact button at the top right corner of the page)
EMAIL ME. And let me know HOW I CAN BE A CONTRIBUTION AND SUPPORT TO YOU AT THIS TIME? If there is anything you could receive out of our session together…. what would it be?
CONTACT ME and book your FREE JOY-CLARITY SESSION today.
Receive a FREE 30-minute consultation. We can connect and see where things are rockin’ in your life… where things feel stuck… and look at possibilities to get you to where you want to go.
Sessions can be face to face, on the phone or by Skype.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Spaces are limited and going fast for my FREE JOY CLARITY SESSIONS.
Email me today to RSVP your spot. (Click the contact link at the top right of the page)
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Thank you for all you do and being a contribution to my life.