Stillness

Stillness


May 12. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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  I find that people are beginning to understand the importance of creating deeper levels of stillness within their being however, I also notice it is often fleeting.  If we truly want to achieve greater levels of happiness and peace within our lives, stillness needs to be embraced as an absolute necessity and made a priority.   For me, stillness becomes the gentle space where life slows down.  It is a quiet peacefulness and a sweet awareness of all that is going on around me.  In looking at stillness as a collective consciousness experience it is often neglected for the busyness of existing.  We are not supposed to miss this life.  We are not supposed to miss this moment.  Stillness is about noticing with pristine presence your journey on every level, from the beautiful little birds joyfully dancing in the wind, to the falling of the leaves from the trees as the seasons go by.  It is fully engaging with the feeling and sensation that comes with each breath and each heartbeat.  Stillness gives us our life back and it...

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Conscious Leadership

Conscious Leadership


March 31. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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How many times in your life have you had a moment where someone did or said something so simple, so small, and yet you feel that it profoundly made your life better?  For many of us, it can be uncomfortable to think of ourselves as powerful enough to have influence over someone else or we may doubt our ability asking “How can one little act of service, performed with intention and mindfulness, really change someone's life?”  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming that who we are and how we choose to be in the world can matter that much to other people.  I believe that as long as we make leadership something larger than us, as long as we choose to keep leadership something that is outside of our reach, and as long as we make it about changing the entire world and everything in it, we, unfortunately, give ourselves an excuse and permission not to demand it every day from ourselves and from each other, because it feels too big. What if we play with this concept and look at...

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The Illusion of Hope


March 17. 2016 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me. ~ Emily Dickinson   This poem by Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. It conveys so eloquently the romance, the love affair, with hope that so many of us have entrenched in our psyches; almost as if hope is an innate virtue and without it our humanity hangs askew on a twisted hinge. Recently I listened to a discourse where a Tibetan Lama was quoted as saying “the best place to stand is halfway between hope and hopelessness.” Immediately I felt the breath flee my body, realizing that for the majority of my life I...

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How Can Two Minutes of Focus Change Your Life?

How Can Two Minutes of Focus Change Your Life?


February 4. 2016 | by Kjirsten Sigmund | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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Time is the most valuable resource that we all have on this planet.  There are those who never seem to have enough of it, many who don't make the most of it, and yet each day we all have the same amount of it. So why is time so significant?  Well, it's very clear, because once it's used, it's the one commodity that we can never get back. So, when a close friend of mine looked me straight in the eyes and said “Two minutes Kjirsten”, I paused and took a moment to think about what she said before she followed up with this confident and bold statement, “I have convinced myself that I can do ANYTHING for two minutes.”  Later that day I was in the gym happily spinning my legs off, grateful that I have legs to spin in the first place, when I caught myself repeating the same mantra without realizing it, “come on Kjirst, just two more minutes, you've got this.”  I usually finish the gym with sitting in an extra hot steam room and today,...

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Creating the Healing Gift of Full Presence through Deep Listening


January 20. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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People have always had challenges, pains, and sufferings. The most powerful way to heal that trauma is by coming together with one another and being fully present with each other through listening deeply. Deep listening is a practice that has been the cornerstone of indigenous healers for centuries, myself included. It is not only practiced when we work with those who have come for healing, but also when we move in nature. This is where it shifts from having a conversation heart to heart with another, to heart to nature, where the trees, plants and deva’s speak with us from that state of open awareness, the depth of deep listening. My best reference; a deep contemplation in a relaxed state. This space of being in nature creates deep peace. This sacred way of being is taught to us when we are young. This is not the way most Westerners have been trained. Because of this when we start to process our pain we stop it mid-track. We feel unsafe, judged, or not heard, and because of this we shut down,...

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