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Hi, I'm Ana!

Thanks for stopping by the site!

I am someone who is deep in the process of stepping into my power and creating a life I LOVE and I want to bring you along the journey with me! I like to think of it as an exciting, terrifying, amazing, and divine spiritual growth spurt that began in my early 20's and shows no sign of slowing down.

This site is my way to share the lessons, resources and Reiki energy healing that are helping me makes serious changes to myself and my life. I hope that some of it speaks to you, inspires you and makes you laugh.

This past year has been particularly intense and the universe is just pummeling me with lesson after lesson. My hope is that this blog will help me document and work through these lessons in a way that helps others, while I help myself. I hope you will come along on this journey with me. I would love to form a super supportive community, where we can all grow and change and cheer each other on!

So let's keep in touch! Keep on growing and changing and being more awesome everyday!

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Philosophy

A little about the WHY...

The Cosmos is within US. We are made of Star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself
— Carl Sagan

I love this quote because this is very similar to the way I think about life and growth and spirituality.  I am a science major that became an artist. I am a creator and a teacher and a healer. I am as rational as I am emotional! My inner scientist knows that we are all made up of the same elements, the same atoms. All those atoms are bound and strung together by the same energetic forces. The energy that creates us and hold us together at the most fundamental level is the same energy that makes up the stars and sky, planets and plants, mountains and microbes. We are all connected by this undefinable, immeasurable energy that adds intricate beautiful order to the every changing tempestuous chaos of the universe. My inner artist chooses to call this energy Love!

So simply put, I believe that we are all made of love. I believe that love is what adds beauty and order to the universe and I believe that the closer we can get to being in alignment with love, the happier and more fulfilled and more useful we will become.  I believe that this connection to love is what makes us magical and powerful and able to change our realities. 

You may not call it Love. You may call this energy God or Goddess or Spirit or the Universe or maybe you call it something completely different.  It doesn't really matter what you call it, what matters is that your faith guides you to happiness and love and abundance and to share all this with the world around you. When we share our love with others we can collectively shift the energy of the world to be a happier and more loving place. 

That being said...

I do not think that I will ever reach a stage when I will say, “This is what I believe. FINISHED.”
What I believe is alive, and open to growth
— Madeline L'Engle

These are the beliefs that I have developed based on my life experience so far. I also believe in growth and that the best growth happens in big open states of mind, outside of confinement and I would never want to be so cemented in my belief system that it restricts my growth. However, this belief system has allowed me to see others in the context of our similarities instead of our differences. This in turn has allowed me to feel less alone and more connected than I ever have before, to forgive people that would have once brushed off as unforgivable and most importantly of all, it has allowed me to start loving myself. 

I remember listening to "You are a BADASS! How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life" by Jen Sincero for the first of probably 10 times so far (I would highly suggest it, if you have not read it yet). There was an affirmation that really stuck with me and it was probably the first loving thing that I said to myself with real sincerity and conviction. "The Universe is Awesome and so am I!"  I slightly modified it (as I suggest you do with all affirmations) to ...

 

The Universe is made of energy as I am made of energy. The Universe is made of LOVE as I am made of LOVE. Therefore, the Universe is Awesome and so am I!

Most of what I write about in this blog is based on this premise. I hope that you are able to do what I do whenever I am reading someone else's work and

  1. Take what works for you

  2. Modify it to be perfect for you

  3. Leave behind what doesn't resonate with you.

Even though we all have the same loving energy connecting us, we are very different beings and we think and feel differently. What works exactly right for me may need to be modified before it works exactly right for you -OR- maybe what I feel and think doesn't resonate with you at all and that is okay!

I aim to radiate love to the world by sharing the thought processes, tools, affirmations, inspirations and resources that helped / are helping me during my journey in the hopes that you are able to find some helpful things and modify them to assist you in your journey. I also hope that you will share your tools and resources with me and others so that I can learn from YOU!

 

Sending all my love,

ANA