Archive of ‘Inspiration’ category

All You Need Is Here

All you need is here. Life at any given moment brings out the best opportunity for you to see, feel, transform and release your wounds. What comes up right now as an issue in your life or in your chakra system is related to an earlier wound that is coming up to the surface to be healed.

Pay attention to what you wake up with. What keeps appearing in your life to side-track you? Is it health or relationship-related? Is it about your finances? Clearly identify what it is that is asking for and receiving your attention.

Take time to unpack it either by yourself or by the help of someone you trust. Often you have already tried to unpack, resolve, be with or get rid of it by yourself. Perhaps it is time to bring in the help of a healer. My job as a healer is to help you connect the dots and know what is asking you to be healed, and offer you vibrational support and tools to transform it with ease and grace. Just remember this: you don’t have to do it alone. It is ok to ask for and receive help.

The unpacking usually will bring up stuff. Stuff you need to look at, see, feel, hear and understand, so that it can begin to transform into an ally rather than something that bugs you or makes you feel uncomfortable or keeps you stuck.

All that is rising up to the surface is an opportunity to feel wholeness, beauty and love. The question is what will you do with it? Will you fight it, feed it, ignore it or will you make an effort to understand it, see it, feel it, and offer it love and compassion? That’s what’s between you and the transformation of rising above your conditions, conditionings and circumstances.

With love and light,

Damla

What If There Is No Wrong?

What if there is no wrong? This week I am remembering that all you can do is your best and then you learn and adjust. This way everything becomes an imperfect masterpiece.

The search for perfection gives way to the beauty of this moment, this version, this already shifting reality. By releasing the idea of arriving to an imagined destination, it is easier to arrive to the ‘right here and right now’. Right here and right now may not look like what you imagined, hoped or dreamed of but it is in its own way beautiful.

Within that beauty, it is possible to appreciate what is, without the pressure of what should be or the worry of what may be. There is no ‘what should be’ only ‘what is’. ‘What may be’ is another opportunity to release ‘what should be’ and appreciate ‘what is’ present in and around you.

What would it be like to release your judgement of this moment and appreciate all that you are and all that your life is? Start with something that is troubling you lately. What would this situation, feeling, circumstance feel like if you knew you have done no wrong or could do no wrong no matter what you do (without hurting yourself or others)? What if you could ease the burden of ‘should’s and ‘could’s and replace them with the ease of accepting all the lessons and gifts your life presents you at every moment? What if this becomes a way of life for you to stay light-hearted in everything you do and to accept and make peace with everything you are?

With love and light,

Damla

What To Do When You Are Not OK

The main premise of my work as a Healer is to be ok with what is and help other people do the same. Yet I can easily tell you that it is close to impossible to be ok with what was, is and may be, all the time.

What then are we supposed to do when we are not ok with what is? When the pain, the struggle, the overwhelm is weighing us down. When to do’s, worries, uncertainties keep piling up on our shoulders and hearts. When it feels impossible to not replay the hurts and bruises we got in life over and over in our heads.

First, pause and remember that you are breathing. Your breath means that there’s hope for reclaiming your OK’ness.

Second, do what you can. Focus on the simple task of nourishing yourself that day, with an appreciated cup of tea, finding inspiration in art or writing, or perhaps a walk outdoors. Take action on what you can, in whatever way that you can.

Third, begin a dialog with your discomfort. Being OK with what is, was and what may be, begins with the simple step of asking your discomfort why it is here and what it needs you to let go, be, shift or become. You may get an answer or not. But the huge opportunity is for you to start a dialog with whatever is not working or not settling in your life.

Chances are it may not ever settle or go away. That would mean you’ll be with each other for a long time. While still striving to move towards balance and ease, you might as well get to know the not-OK-ness and make friends with it. Perhaps all that huge discomfort and uneasy feelings need are being heard and seen. Perhaps the dialog itself opens doors for you to discover hidden parts of yourself. Perhaps it lets you get in touch with the compassion you carry in your heart. Perhaps, this listening in and talking to all aspects of yourself and your life becomes one of the greatest joys of your life. In any case, I can tell you from experience, it is totally worth it.

With love and light,

Damla

Clearing Your Inner Space

The same way you clean your home, desk, your body, you need to clean your mind, thoughts and inner space regularly. You may not often realize how much of others’ thoughts and vibrations you pick up and live with. Similarly, there are thoughts and stories that you create and marinate yourself in, day in and day out.

The problem is when you begin to assume that these are true to you and take them on as yours even though they are not. They limit the positive, genuine, spacious vibrations you are meant to hold, and your body and mind are stuck in a constant loop of thinking and rethinking the same limiting beliefs and stories over and over.

In order to clear your inner space, you first need to get silent and listen in. Listen in to what comes up and what doesn’t feel good, easy, loving and life-affirming. Especially pay attention to the repetitive thoughts and stories. Ask all the rest to leave you and your mind. And do this as often as you can, preferably daily.

If the stories you tell yourself and the vibrations you picked up from others have been with you for a long time and it feels like they are resistant, book a 30 Minute Free Chakra Consult with me and let’s see what may be in the way of releasing them and begin to explore ways to let them go.

With love and light,
Damla

Leaning Into Softness

How often do you completely relax and enjoy yourself, and let yourself be guided by ease and love? More often than not we are in a holding pattern, even when we are doing enjoyable things. Instead of relaxing into the moment, we are holding, restricting, trying to control our experience.

What would it feel like for you to lean into softness instead? I invite you today to let your belly muscles soften, let your gaze relax, just be here with a complete surrender to whatever is here with you, for you, in and around you today. In that surrender, take deep breaths and follow your love, joy, bliss to lead you to what to do and how to go about your day.

Softness becomes an intention to come back to over and over. When you get lost, remind your body, gaze, voice to soften. Let your mind and your emotions follow along.

Wishing you wonderful holidays.

With love and light.
Damla

Healing Happens In Layers

As you go through your healing journey, often there is an expectation of arriving to a place of completion, one where there will be no need for healing or retrieving parts of yourself. You will magically come to a place of no pain, no burst of emotion, but an ever-cheerful state of feeling energized and whole. I can tell you as a Healer that that place doesn’t exist in the way you imagine.

Healing happens in layers. You begin by identifying the need to heal. Something doesn’t feel quite right. You don’t feel like life is flowing as it should. You also feel like you lost your sense of joy somewhere. Sometimes this comes up as a physical discomfort. Other times it is your relationships, your job or your hard-to-control emotions that bring things up to the surface. So you begin the journey of uncovering what’s underneath. What’s underneath this burst of anger? What’s underneath these migraines? What choices have led me to this point? How can I make myself and my life whole again?

You then figure out a way to be with what comes up to the surface. Sometimes this is learning to be with an emotion by caring for your body first. Sometimes it is changing your life style to accommodate a food sensitivity. Then things change and shift and you feel ok for a while. Until the stuff hits the fan again. Then you begin to wonder where all those hours of yoga, meditation, breathing, self-study, energy healing, and reflection went to in the first place.

I can tell you exactly where they went to: they were preparing you for your next phase of healing. The fact that you start your healing work doesn’t mean that you are done after a single phase of relief. Every step helps you uncover a new dimension, pattern, perspective or conditioning that needs to come out to the light to be healed.

You are a multi-dimensional light being who encompasses vibrating strings of probabilities in the quantum fibers of your being. This means that at any given moment, you are creating and re-creating your physical, emotional and multi-dimensional reality. It also means that healing, as it is with everything in your life, is not a linear process. It has ups, downs, twists, turns, jumps, leaps and falls. All for the main purpose of giving you a chance to experience life to the fullest, with everything in it.

When you come to me for a chakra tune-up, we will clear, expand, install new energies, and uncover what needs to be uncovered at that particular moment in time in your energy field. This doesn’t mean that you are done with all that needs to be done with your chakra work. It simply means that you are giving your energetic system a boost, a hand if you will, in the never-ending work of becoming whole. Sometimes this is all it takes to take you from that fall to rising up and feeling in tune with life. That said, there is no guarantee that you will never need a tune-up again. You most likely will need to work on becoming whole until the end of your lifetime. But what I can do is give you my support to shift your energy when you need it the most.

With love and light,

Damla

Reset and Renew

In the busyness of our lives, taking time to reset our nervous systems and renew our calmness reserves is becoming even more important. This doesn’t have to mean taking a long vacation. It may be taking 10 minutes out of your day for a sacred pause, or taking an afternoon off to spend doing what you love, or perhaps you can take a day off to just be and not do anything (like attending the daylong Chakra Bliss Soul Retreat, read more here).

These moments of non-doing matter. It matters to hold the intention to care for the life that you have. How else can you care for others if you aren’t willing to be gentle with yourself? How else can you be gentle without taking the load of ‘doing’ off your shoulders every once in a while?

Most of us are looking for clarity. Clarify for our life purpose, clarity for our relationships, clarity for next steps. Clarity doesn’t come in a moment of busyness and overdoing. Think of your past clarifying realizations, what were you doing when they arrived? Or were you simply being in a state of open presence so that creativity and new ideas, solutions, realizations could find a way into your system?

In the time that you carve out for reset and renewal, make sure to follow the thread of joy. What would be effortlessly joyful for you? Where or when do you feel most happy? What can you let go of thinking about or doing -just for a moment – to experience more joy?

In this -almost- holiday season, I wish you a huge dose of non-doing and joyful being.

With love and light,

Damla

Divine Intervention

Last Saturday evening, I had a huge migraine with a blinding aura and pain, which is usually a reset button for me. I can’t do, think, worry about what I usually do, think, worry about. My entire system shuts down and demands quiet, no-activity rest time.

The next day I had to shut down a Kindergarten yoga class that I started for my daughter and her classmates. We had five awesome classes but there weren’t enough kids signed up for the next session I had planned. Both my daughter and I grieved for it, she cried almost all day on Sunday as I quietly dealt with letting go of the beauty of sharing this side of my life with her and her friends.

Today we woke up in the middle of the night to our house being without power. I had to wake up at 4am, reassure my daughter that everything is going to be fine, figure out where the candles and matches were and ignite our stove’s fire to keep us warm. My daughter and I then went on to spend an entire day laughing, reading, playing, shopping for girly things and eating our favorite food (sushi, cookies, and chips). When we got home at night, the power was restored.

At some point, I found myself taking notes for another kids class, this time not just a cookie-cutter yoga one, but one filled with what I love to practice and teach, including crystal meditation and other tools to help young kids deal with the stress in their lives.

It feels as if the universe sometimes has to shut things down for us so that we can realize the beauty of what we have and who we are, and in that quietness, if we open up and let go, new light, electricity, ideas, and life rush in. When you look back, it all feels like a divine intervention.

What is your most recent shutting down story? Let me know.

With much love and light,
Damla

Caring For Your Energy Field

One of the questions I get often is ‘How often do I need to clear and tend to my energy field?’ The simple answer is it depends on you, the severity of your wounds and your life choices.

Getting your chakras cleared is like going through a juice cleanse. You will feel great afterward especially if you have never done one before. What matters after is how you keep up your health routine (or how you take care of your energy field). Do you go right back to eating heavy, fast food or do you consider changing your diet (your thoughts and how you deal with your emotions) to continue to feel better? Even if you don’t immediately manage to drastically change anything, wouldn’t your system handle the food (life) load better if you give it a chance to clear its passageways and let it absorb new nutrients?

The other piece of this is time. How long have you been living with a blocked field without giving your system a chance to renew its flow? If the wounds are long-standing from early childhood and you are new to caring for your energy field, you may need to do a series of professional cleaning sessions to get your system to a flowing state.

There’s a certain level of numbness in not caring for your field. You carry on with life not even realizing the amount of load you have been carrying. Once that load is relieved with a chakra healing whether it be crystal healing, working with tuning forks or any other chakra flow restoring modality, you will have a body-mind-soul experience of what it feels like to feel lighter, brighter and better. This is exactly what happens in my chakra healing sessions. People usually come in with a feeling of heaviness and life not flowing right. They leave with a renewed sense of lightness and resilience. I send my clients off with very practical messages and advice that sets them on a path of continuing chakra flow.

As you work on your field by yourself or with the help of an experienced healer, you will begin to notice when things aren’t flowing properly. You will begin to develop a sensitivity to your energetic clearing needs. Once you work through the bigger deeper chakra wounds, it becomes a question of what you need depending on where you are in your life. Through certain transitions, you may need more support. The truth is we all need an occasional deep clean to get things flowing again.

Ultimately chakra healing is all about replenishing your field’s resilience so that you can be more present and resourceful in the moment. It gives you the ability to not react but take inspired action. It opens you up to seeing possibilities in your life that you couldn’t notice before. It takes you to a magical place of oneness with your soul, where you can tap into your inner knowing for receiving answers to your most pressing questions.

One of the things to keep in mind is that if you have never done any chakra clearing work before, you are better off working with an experienced healer that you trust. Clearing your chakras will bring up old wounds and emotions. It is important to work with someone who is experienced in chakra healing to hold the space for you and walk you through the beautiful, amazing, extraordinary map of your chakras.

I can tell you from experience that investing in your energy field’s health is really worth it. The clearing and the lightness you gain aren’t only great for you but the results will carry over to your relationships, family, and community. Here are a few ways that you can work with me on your chakras:

  • If you are interested in finding out how your chakras are doing, you can meet with me for a 30 Minute FREE Chakra Consult over the phone. We will look into your most pressing chakra issue, the chakra wound it is tied to, and you will leave with a guided message on what your next steps are for your chakra health and flow. Schedule your Chakra Consult at this link.
  • Chakra Bliss Healing works with intuitively selected crystals and a guided visualization to clear and expand your chakra field. You will also receive an upload of any light codes your system needs at this time, as well as channeled messages for each chakra. Think of it as a general house cleaning. More information is at this link.
  • Sound Balancing digs deep into chakra wounds, smoothes out the disturbances and gives you a renewed perspective on how your childhood and timeline wounds may be affecting what is going on in your life right now. Each session is dedicated to one chakra issue. Think of it as doing Spring cleaning for a room in your house that really needs it. More information is at this link.

Looking forward to meeting you and your energy field soon.

With love and light,

Damla

Pomegranate Love

Two years ago, I found ceramic pomegranates in a store nestled at a tiny alley in an enchanting Greek Island called Symi. I absolutely fell in love with these ceramic creations. Last summer, while visiting Symi a second time, I had the crazy idea of making ceramic pomegranates myself.

Pomegranates represent the continuity of life, the potential and the abundance hidden from sight but bursting to be realized, the seeds of our thoughts and intensions and how they get actualized in multiple ways, how we hold the potential to be more than what we seem, how there are layers and gifts to our existence.

In the picture you see the first four pomegranates I hand-built with clay. Working with clay as a teacher is a whole other story and I still need to wait for them to dry, get into the kiln, get glazed and baked again. Right now though, I am simply feeling so happy and content.

Next time inspiration hits you, I urge you to listen to your crazy idea, your call to creativity, your chance to bring something to life. Maybe it won’t work out or maybe it will, and you will end up with a beautiful meal, garment, writing, song, or a piece of ceramic that you can quietly enjoy and savor.

With love and light,

Damla

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