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Archive for July, 2013

Women ~ Health ~ Inspired Eco Living: Book Review

Book Review

I am re-reading “A Thousand Names For Joy:Living in Harmony With The Way Things Are by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell.

When I am feeling “all tangled up emotionally”, reading this book (based on the Tao de Ching), never fails to soothe.

Every time I read this book, I feel I go deeper with the concepts and with my own learning.

I can understand how someone may have a problem with the content too, as it causes one to challenge what we think to be true.

I highly recommend this book for anyone on a journey of personal growth and inquiry.

In mindfulness,

zoey

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Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: The Beauty of Meditation

The Beauty of Meditation

Meditation creates ‘pure space’ between thoughts and feelings.

It allows one to detach from strongly held beliefs that no longer serve.

Meditation is ‘spring cleaning’ for the mind.

namaste,

zoey

Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: Full Moon Magic

Full Moon Magic

It’s a full moon day, enjoy the magic of the mystical pull of the moon on tides and cycles!

it’s a wonderful time for a moon dance “
~ Van Morrison

Enjoy this special day!

namaste,

zoey

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Topaz Lotus Eco Living: Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Thank you for all the blessings in my life, for the opportunities for growth and connection, for the beautiful weekend and for the remembrance to always come back to the breath.

Topaz Lotus Eco Living: 5 Steps of a Sacred Spiritual Practice

Practicing Yoga

 

Topaz Lotus Eco Living: Sacred Spiritual Practice

 

On the days (and I try for most mornings), that I complete my sacred spiritual practice, I find that the day unfolds more smoothly and mostly effortlessly.

Here is what I find fulfilling:

1. I start with a slow fluid sun salutation or some other gentle yoga postures.

2. Spiritual reading by authors such as Pema Chodron, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Deborah Adele is next.

3.  I have created a scrap book of beautiful images of gardens and landscapes and I often look through this.

4,  The 13 Moon Natural Time Calendar is a way of viewing time that fits for me as a woman who has lived by natural cycles, and I generally check to date according to this Mayan type calendar.

5.  I finish with some meditation.  Some days it is a couple of minutes and more often it is 10 minutes or so.

This wonderful start to my day usually takes 15 – 20 minutes and I just feel so much more depth to living and heart centered when I start my day with this sacred spiritual practice.

 

in peace & mindfulness

zoey

Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: Words of Wisdom

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

~ Gandhi

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Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Quote to Start Your Day

 

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Quote to Start Your Day

 

By Jelaluddin Rumi (13th century mystic poet)

 

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.

 

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep.

 

People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.

 

The door is round and open.

Don’t go back to sleep.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

in mindfulness,

zoey

zoey ryan BSc., PCC, RYT

personal life coach for wise women

yoga & healthy life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Topaz Lotus: Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

For sun and sweet breezes, for friends and sunsets, we say thank you and sweet dreams.

namaste

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Words of Wisdom

 

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Words of Wisdom

 

“She wrapped her own long arms around her shiny inner self & whispered, ‘It’s all right, I believe in you.”

~ author unknown

 

in mindfulness,

zoey

zoey ryan BSc., PCC, RYT

personal life coach for wise women

yoga & healthy life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: Quote of the Day

 

Topaz Lotus Inspired Eco Living: Quote of the Day

 

The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.

~ Deepak Chopra

 

Have a fabulous and unlimited day!

 

peace,

zoey

zoey ryan BSc., PCC, RYT

personal life coach for wise women

yoga & healthy life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

 

 

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