“True Power is within, and it is available to you now.” Ekhart Tolle ~ The Power of Now
With this passing full moon in Taurus,
“We are reminded to fall back in love with our bodies, with the Mother, and with rhythm.” …
”This is a perfect opportunity to review how we access, utilize and seek to gain resources for ourselves, both inner and outer, and to pay attention to the ways we may spend countless hours in hot pursuit of the outer, while forgetting the true resource born from the inside out.”
Excerpt from the moon magic articles written by Shakti Sunfire.
Find them and more at her website; www.TheRhythmWay.com
Nurture the Self
If there is one thing we learned over the past month about growing our business, it’s that we needed to start with the root. The root being ourselves, because essentially as creators our business is an extension of ourselves. Only when we take the time to nurture the self into its full potential power, can our business really blossom. Therefore, we have been taking this recent time to turn within and practice self care and self love on a daily basis.
As a result, we can grow our business to be stronger and in full integrity to who we are and what we offer. Even if you are not an entrepreneur, we believe it is important for everyone to take time for themselves, and essentially step into their highest self or ultimate power.
The truth is, we all have people who need us out there. Everyone's mission is really just to help someone else fulfill theirs in one way or another. For instance, we help event planners completely break the mold of what's expected, through performances that instill a true sense of wonder and magick in their guests.
Who do you help?
In this line of business we literally sell ourselves, and if we are not our best selves, if we are not in the highest integrity at all times, we cannot sell confidently and effectively. When we shifted to this perspective of selling ourselves in the name of helping others, we were suddenly free from guilt and marketing became easier.
Ultimately, to show yourself love and care on the regular, you will find that you are able to be more present and available to those who you serve. You'll find peace and happiness in your everyday life, because you will be living true to you.
Chase happiness, because you deserve it. Don't ever settle.
We’d love to share some of habits we have adopted over the past two months that you can too, and resources to help you live a more magickal life….
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl
Resources to Find Your Power
One day while on one of his regular thrift shop explorations, FloFox came across not one, but two copies of a book called, “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. Perfect! Of course he bought them both and immediately gifted one copy to Isis. They then started on a 28 day guided journey via the book to practice their gratitude. Amidst the journey, many realizations were made….
“Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her.”
It’s Universal Law.
“Gratitude operates through a Universal law that governs your whole life. According to the law of attraction, which governs all the energy in our Universe, from the formation of an atom to the movement of the planets, “like attracts like.” It’s because of the law of attraction that the cells of every living creature are held together, as well as the substance of every material object. In your life, the law operates on your thoughts and feelings, because they are energy too, and so whatever you think, whatever you feel, you attract to you.”
Excerpt from the book, “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne
Taking time throughout the day to notice all of the wonderful people, things, and experiences you already have right now is a very powerful tool. Most of us don’t realize all of the greatness in our lives because we are always striving for more. It’s okay to want more of course, but if we don’t appreciate what we already have we will never get more of what we want. It’s hard to be unhappy if you literally wake up every morning and count your blessings.
Any enjoyable exercise will do, but Yoga is quite profound. It’s important to be active to maintain a healthy body, and adopting a regular practice is a way of committing to yourself and your wellbeing. We have found that yoga has helped us gain strength, flexibility, and focus, providing the perfect balance to our flow arts practice.
So find a local class, a friend who can help teach you, a book, or a DVD. We have found DVD's to be very effective. The extra guidance and motivation you get from an instructor is really valuable until you are disciplined and knowledgeable enough to practice on your own.
The DVD Isis has been practicing with is;
Element: the mind & body experience; Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
You are not your body.
You are not even your mind.
While visiting out dear friend Claire De Luxe in New York City recently, she gifted each of us a very special DVD that would help us in our new meditation practice. This DVD guides you on a simple and powerful meditation for clarity, health, and joy. It is called, “Isha Kriya.” If practiced on a daily basis for only about 15 minutes, you will start to notice a shift in consciousness, an awakening of sorts. By creating a distinct separation between the body, the mind, and the true self, spirit, essence, being, whatever you like to call it, you can then have more control over your life and essentially come into your power. Seek it, and try it here: www.IshaKriya.com
Most recently, Isis was gifted another book by her lovely friend Izabelle Dean of Pixie Tails called, “The Power of Now” by, Eckhart Tolle. This book is incredibly profound. This book helped us understand the Isha Kriya meditation practice and its divine purpose. This book is a MUST READ for everyone!
Almost all of us are slaves of the mind and don’t realize it. We identify with it and therefore truly believe it is the self. In reality, it is just a false mind made self. It lives only in the past and the future, never the now. There is a true power to being able to turn off your mind, your thinker, and simply be. That is precisely what this book helps you do. When paired with this meditation practice, it is truly magickal. These excerpts from the book give you a sneak peek at this valuable information…
“Identification with your mind causes thought to become compulsive. Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being. It also creates a false mind-made self that casts a shadow of fear and suffering.”
“The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter --- beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace --- arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.”
“Have you ever experienced, done, thought, or felt anything outside the Now? Do you think you ever will? Is it possible for anything to happen or be outside the Now? The answer is obvious, is it not?”
“Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now.”
“Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.”
“Life is Now.”
Intrigued? Get the book. NOW!
We also learned recently that in order to grow, to level up, you must invest in yourself. There are many levels of self investment. You can think of adopting these said practices as an investment in yourself, they are in investment of your time and energy. You can also invest in yourself through material means. In our case, we did this by ordering new high quality costumes, and the newest props to perform with. This is part of staying in integrity with yourself. If we leveled up our skills but never got new costumes or props to match our level, it would be out of balance. Essentially, yes. You do need to spend money to make money, and that’s okay. Just spend wisely.
Another way to invest in yourself and your business is to find support, valuable support through a coaching program, or personal mentor. We don’t have all the answers ourselves, and sometimes it can be of great worth to let someone else help you, someone with an unbiased perspective and a wealth of knowledge of their own.
Our guiding light was none other than Jacqui Becker.
Her MeanBusiness, Play Your Passion Into Profit program opened up to us at precisely the right time. This program is the brain child of Jacqui and Shakti Sunfire, it is specifically geared towards helping passion powered entrepreneurs, artists, healers, teachers, and performers, grow their business and pull in real profit. It is an extraordinary program and we highly recommend it.
Isis was able through magick of course, to attend Jacqui’s very first P2P Live event in NYC recently. Being part of this group of 15 incredibly passionate individuals, led by Jacqui and her amazing healer friend Lauren Rock, was absolutely extraordinary. The transformation that happened in those 3 days on both the inside and the outside of every one of us was profound. Most importantly it is a lasting interconnected support group that exists to empower and motivate each member.
If you are feeling stuck, alone in your business, or just in need of some motivation the the right direction, check out what Jacqui has to offer. Get in touch.
Take this time, use these resources. Step into your power.
What's Next For Us?
We are turning inward in many ways now. With winter approaching here in the North Country of New York, we are currently seeking indoor space to host classes in the flow arts. We will be teaching weekly hoop dance classes for adults and children, and are also available to teach skills in with fans, levi wand, staff, poi, dragon staff, and fire eating. If you are interested in learning from us and want to be informed on any upcoming classes or workshops sign up below so we can get in touch!
NEXUS is Open!
FloFox now has a space on the Watertown Square to offer Healing Arts services to those in need. He is now offering Psychic Readings, Shamanic Reiki, Meditation Workshops, Astrology Charts and more! Even if you are not local, many of his practices can be offered long distance. Get in touch if you are interested. (315)-408-3739
Much love to you all. Thank you for reading.