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Hi my dear friends, 

How are you? I know haven’t been on here enough. Of course my work is busy this month, but pretty busy the next 2 months as well. 

I got to visit my friend Melissa last weekend and do a Halloween house type thing … except … it was in the rain 😂 But still enjoyable ! We always have fun together. 

Annnndddd then back home to coziness and wine 😂

And also this weekend we are going out of town too! Brian and I are going to … Florida … again! For my friend Jennyfer’s birthday celebration 😊 

Exciting. 


When I have time, I’ve been developing my Beachbody online coach business, which means developing myself. 


Annnnd doing random yoga poses 😂

It does take time, practice, dedication, but I am doing better than I have been. My main methods are my Shakeology and exercising to the Beachbody workout videos. I am feeling stronger and lighter already. 
Work on yourself, think of the goals for your highest good, aligning with God’s will, and all will fall into place. What does your soul want? What would advance your spirit? What are you being moved to do now? It does change.

Listen. 
Until next time,

Namaste with love,

Celestial K.

Celestialk.weebly.com  My website

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My First Yoga Video

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Hi Friends!

Made my first official Yoga Video 🙂 

It took guts to post this video. I love yoga, always have, and goal set to one day teach it. But… I am not completely comfortable with my body yet, of course – I am in my transformation! My yoga videos are surely not as good as many you’ll see on Instagram. But I am what I am. And as a Beachbody Coach, I think it’s very important to share my journey. Maybe others will be inspired. Who knows? Maybe you 🙂 🙂 

I love this easy stretch. I often do it in the mornings. It’s like a partial Sun Salutation, when you don’t feel like getting on the ground. I crave the first Hasta Uttanasana, where you feel the lengthening of the back as you reach up to the sky.

You can hang in forward fold for a bit, bending the knees slightly, and straightening one leg at a time. Lift and straighten your back, then fold all the way down again. Roll your back and arms all the way up and repeat as many times as you like to feel warmed up and stretched. 

Beachbody has lots of cool yoga videos, as well as the Piyo videos which I loved from the first moment I did it. It’s a very strong, cardio yoga – awesome!! I truly do enjoy being with Beachbody 😀 (Keep in mind, the secret that makes Beachbody work, though, is not just the workouts, but Shakeology, what you put into your body. You are what you consume.)

 

Everyone has different fitness journeys. I’m sharing mine. 

No, not all my posts will be like this, I swear 😀 I am still writing my poetry. Our lives reach in so many directions – isn’t it great?!

When you are ready for your fitness journey, I do hope you come find me to be your coach, though ❤ 

I can honestly tell you I am ultra positive, encouraging, and motivating 🙂

😀   😀   😀

 

Namaste with Love,

Celestial K. 

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beachbodycoach.com/celestialk 

 

Journey – Self Love

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Self love IS a journey, and not necessarily an easy one in a physical vessel.

A lot of what is in our environment sticks in our minds, and what we see when we look in the mirror can speak louder than bombs.

I LOVE sugary sweets and always have, but I also LOVE to exercise (as I’ve shared with you, talking about my liking Bellydancing, Yoga, and nature walks). But over the years… I’ve had less time to exercise, and then the negatives in my body just added up. I am not as thin as I would like to be, nor as strong. I do yoga, but not enough. I goal set to one day teach yoga.

So I’m doing something about it! I’m on my fitness journey to improve the health of my body, therefore its’ longevity. My goal is to get fit, and strong enough to one day get certified to teach yoga.

And guess what? I’m also coaching others to do the same with their fitness journey!

Remember my last blogs when I mentioned that when I work at home and work outside of home, it’s just too much, that I’m always working when I am at home? Well, I’ve decided that when our typing contract is up, to make my peace with it and part ways, while still working at my other job. I love transcribing, but it’s just taking up any freedom I could have.

I was not able to achieve “full time” at my job yet, but I was told I would be getting some kind of raise later on, so that makes it better. Dropping transcribing will make space in my life. This space that I need. The space that I also need for simple things like getting exercise. 

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Beachbody is helping me on my fitness journey, with the ultra healthy Shakeology. While I am making new space in my life, being a Beachbody coach will be my way of making the supplemental income that I’ll need when I leave typing. And yet I won’t feel like I’m constantly on the clock, like I did with transcribing. 

There’s not too many downsides to being a Beachbody Coach, really. But here’s what I see benefiting:

Being a coach:

  1. I am helping others to love themselves more, feel comfortable in their bodies
  2. I am loving myself more and being more comfortable in my body
  3. Whoever I coach, and I, will be getting the nutrients from Shakeology that I know I wasn’t getting before
  4. Our bodies will last longer if we treat it right
  5. Once I’m good enough, I get my yoga certification!

I already strive to help people in different ways, through my poetry, spiritual contemplation blogs, music, and now fitness. I do it all, because I love it all.

Thank you for reading my blogs, friends!

Let me know if you would like me to be your coach on your own fitness journey. Just comment or e-mail me. Or of course, if you’d like to buy a copy of Soul Thoughts. 😀 

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Namaste With Love,

Celestial K.

Celestialk.weebly.com

 

 

Lost Serenity – a Poem

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Lost Serenity

It trickles,

Crawling in bubbling inches.

That time of awe I felt

The lost serenity

Resonating nothing and everything,

Grapple me until I fell,

Taken over,

It wrecked what I thought,

Shattered my humanity

And I liked it.

~Celestial K.

Celestialk.weebly.com

 

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This is a reflection of my meditation experience some time last week. In the bathwater, I listened to one of my meditation apps that I love.

Insight Timer is the best meditation app, because it gives you a bunch of:

1) Free meditations

2) different kinds of meditations (such as guided, chants, unguided, etc.)

3) Full length meditations

 

Balance is one of the things I struggle with, balancing my time and energy to do things my body needs instead of just trying to make money/make ends meet.

Even if I love my jobs, I still want time to bellydance, meditate, do yoga, take a walk outside, play with my kitties, and watch Vampire Diaries. 😀 ❤

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Namaste with love,

Celestial K.

Listen to the Wind

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Listen to the wind… like the Pocahontas song! 😉 

This morning, I stepped outside on my patio in my backyard as frigid air greeted me, and spoke very quickly to the trees, reprimanding the weather. I asked nature what the heck it was doing and whether or not it knew that it was May! (And of course, the fact that I live in the South, Georgia, where it’s normally quite warm and humid.) Before I turned around to go back inside my warmer house, my tiny forest of green trees around me rustled in the wind in response to me. It sounded like they were laughing at me. 😛

Yes, my post today is a combination of letting you know to pay attention to messages nature gives you, and also to talk to the nature around you.

It HAS been quite windy here where I am, and as I drove home on the highway tonight from work, a twig suddenly blew on my windshield. I thought, “Huh, that’s weird.” And “That’s annoying. Why won’t it go away?” because it was in my field of vision and wasn’t supposed to be there. I kept looking at it from time to time, and then after awhile, it suddenly blew away in the wind.

Whhaaa?

So I thought that the Earth just wanted to greet me for a little bit, attached to my car for a time, like a nature-wave.

I thought back to this morning and how I talked to nature and how the trees responded, as they usually do. I was really thinking because I wanted to blog, but didn’t know what to share exactly. But I realized that maybe there were people that didn’t normally talk to trees, and maybe they should give it a try. 😉 I’m finding some light humor in my words today, but at the same time, I feel truth in them.

I’ve shared before how attached to nature I am, and I’ve suggested going outside and letting it calm you meditatively. But what about talking to it? Because… the earth is alive.

I’m feeling a very Pocahontas vibe now.

“But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”

~ Colors of the Wind 

In my life and the way I grew up, there’s nothing strange about talking to ghosts, fairies, rivers, the ocean, rocks, or trees.

We’ll get to the ghosts and fairies later on, but let’s just take nature now.

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This is a picture I took when I was in the Georgia mountains in Elijay about two years ago with my friends and at the time, almost-fiance (he proposed to me on that trip!!) 😉 

It’s really funny, because I KNOW IT LISTENS. I grew up knowing it, because I would do what I just described at the beginning of this entry, and I would talk to the trees and have them respond. Sometimes, as a child I would play outside, minding my own business, talking to myself, singing, whatever. But whenever I turned my attention to the trees, and started talking or asking them questions if they agreed with me or not, I would hear the leaves blowing through the wind and rustle the trees in a loud response. They had been much quieter before I asked that question, or there had been no wind at all! This is something that I have noticed not just once or twice. It happened too often to be a coincidence. (Does anyone else experience this??! Tell me in the comments!)

Sometimes I start singing to the trees, and at a part they connect with or as they feel my joy, the trees will start dancing with that wind, rustling as if clapping and enjoying the song.

Gosh it feels SO odd to type this and admit this to the public. But I experience the connection with the trees really listening to me! I’m around trees a lot where I live, so that’s my main example.

What about water? I’ve traveled to the ocean quite a bit, as well, and the waves always respond to me, too with my bubbly conversation to them. (I’m always happy when I’m at the ocean.) But because waves always come in and out, you always hear the constant shush of the ocean. So how do you know it’s responding to you? This is where you have to be more in-tuned with how the water FEELS to understand what that element is saying to you. You have to heighten your feeling, think outside your body, and tap into the energy of the ocean. What is it saying to you? Does it have a message? Does it feel hurt? Does it feel like it’s happy to see you? Does it feel grateful for your touch and kind words?

I encourage you to deepen your connection with nature by talking to it. Listening to what it’s saying back is easier said than done, but with practice you’ll become pro at it.

Ask me any questions you want, and tell me your experiences!!!

Namaste with Love,

Celestial K.

Celestialk.weebly.com 

 

Rabbit Hole of Mindfulness

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+I have a few meditation apps, one called Calm and one called Aura (both free versions, of course).

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Me doing some yoga with my friend Melissa as photographer. We actually went to a free yoga session after this in the RR Park in Birmingham, where she lives!

Calm mentioned something to me last time that stuck with me, and that is being mindful of the present instead of focusing on invading thoughts. I used to think – but why would I focus on mindfulness if I don’t want to be here in this situation? Usually I could take myself away with happy thoughts and daydreams.

But I start to realize that they mean mindfulness as an escape from nightmarish thoughts, the ones that get you in a negative state and poke at you eternally.

Lately, I’ve been dealing with co-worker issues. I am a friendly person, I swear, who always tries to do my best and be professional and be happy. But some personalities clash, and some people have different ideas on what is professional, and some people are two faced bitches.

(Yes, bitches has become my new favorite phrase lately, kind of makes me feel cathartic. Yes I’m a spiritual person, and it actually releases some stress when I say the word, so there!! lol)

Also, to be clear, I work in events where different people take charge and be the head House Manager for certain events, but lately everyone tries to take charge over other people, and it just doesn’t work. What is most annoying is, we are not working as a team when we should be.

We are talking behind each others’ backs, annoying the hell out of each other in person, and then smooth our faces several minutes later and pretend it didn’t happen, but continue to talk about each other. Does it sound like women to you? Yeah, it doesn’t help that in my department we’re mostly women. Apparently women who have trouble with team work.

I really don’t know what it is with certain people, or in my case certain co-workers, y’all. My husband says he works with mostly nice people, while my mom has had social problems at work all her life. I never thought I would have the problem myself, but there you go. I have a friend at work I can share my thoughts with, and she’s completely on my side, and thinks these certain people are weird, and rude, and those that just like to be in control and won’t have it another way. Won’t admit they’re wrong for anything.

(Which brings me to another tangent that whenever I’m in charge, I take the blame for whatever wrong occurs because guess what? I probably didn’t communicate clearly so something went wrong. Therefore, it’s my fault. I’m imperfect – I learn from it for next time. But if you’re in charge and don’t take the falls, then that’s an immature way to handle things. In my opinion.)

You can tell I’m dealing with stuff. And I find that these certain PEOPLE kept creeping up in my thoughts, and certain dang SITUATIONS replayed in my mind, whether how it turned out or how I would want it to turn out or… on and on and on.

So I’m realizing… oh, so MINDFULNESS is being in the moment, noticing what is happening and being more of an observer. Kind of taking out emotional reactions. But also being in the moment and with the people I’m with, (or with myself if I’m at home and ruminating), and not thinking about those replaying thoughts.

So, I’ve been trying to push the thoughts that make me feel negative away. Trying to replace it with positive ones, like concentrating on my goals, or thinking of my husband, or even general things like fairies and nature. Looking out a window at the sunshine.

BECAUSE if I don’t push out the thoughts, than those negative people and situations have taken control of me, have dominated me (probably how they wanted to dominate me) and I ALLOWED IT!!

So thought-control/mindfulness in this manner is one step that I’m taking, and one that will take a lot of PRACTICE. (Just like yoga is a forever practice.)

Another step I’m taking is prayer. Repeating affirmations about my life, my work, and my goals to Goddess/God, Angels, and the Universe. How do I want to solve this? What do I want my next steps to be? Can I pray to clear out of my life those that affect me negatively? It couldn’t hurt. Once you learn your physical lesson, that problem fades out of your life anyway. And I am certainly learning in this situation.

Practice.

Breathe slower.

Focus on mindfulness.

Vanishing thoughts.

Only pleasant thoughts.

 

Namaste With Love,

~Celestial K.

celestialk.weebly.com  (My site)

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Reminisce of Our First Date & LOA

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Lately I feel running around and stressed. I obviously haven’t had much time for writing, although I wish it were different. I think April will be an easier month where events are concerned at where I work, so maybe a little breather coming my way!

For the past few days, I’ve been celebrating my husband’s birthday, as well as the first day we met. His birthday is the 28th, and three years ago we met on the 27th in person. We met online at first, can you believe it? And now we’ve been married 10 months!

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Before I met the love of my life, I’d always dated guys that I met on free online dating websites because I went to Wesleyan College, the first college to grant degrees to women in 1836, and still an all-women’s college. I had to meet men somehow. 😉

I set out that “this time” after breaking up with my non-committing bf of 4 years, that “this time,” I would find the man of my heart’s core, the one I would marry and settle down with! I wasn’t going to stop until I found him, and I wasn’t giving up. Each guy I went on a date with, I became more and more specific with what qualities I wanted. (For instance, someone once drew to my attention that not everyone loves animals, and he didn’t care for my cat and… well… what?! Who could not love animals? Nah, never saw him again. Updated my online dating profile: My guy must love animals.)

I kept putting out to the universe each detail I wanted in a man! I was used to doing this spiritual process of the Law of Attraction, actually. I’ve always been able to land the guys that I called for with the exact qualities I asked for… just also with qualities I didn’t ask for. So I tried to make this marriage-relationship I tried to find incredibly detailed and not missing anything. Let’s just say the Universe brought me exactly what I requested!!! He’s the perfect man for me and he’s my soul mate, which is exactly what I searched for! There may be a few details I did not think about to ask, but it’s perfectly fine because we’re meant to be and we’re so in love 😀 We got married last May 21st.

I always recommend online dating to people, but I also recommend being detailed and sending out in your mind, projecting to the Universe, to the Angels, to the spirit of the Goddess-God, praying about what you dream of.

My husband and I met in the middle of where we lived, in a lovely coffee shop in Atlanta. He sat outside and had a red rose for me. My heart was beating fast as I realized this guy was HANDSOME and ROMANTIC… I might not just let him go. 😉 After two hours of talking, I asked him what time he liked to eat dinner. Then we walked and found a fancy pizza and wine place and enjoyed ourselves there till our midnight walk on the bridge together. We were actually too nervous to make the first move to kiss that night, as we waited for the other to make the move, but when he walked me to my car, I did ask him when I could see him next. Which I hadn’t really done (or followed through with) any of my previous dates. I knew it was right.

I proceeded to meet him and his family at his church (the one we ended up getting married in). I consider him and his family to have more spiritual/new age views, like I do, yet they go to a Lutheran church. We go? Well, Brian and I haven’t actually been in a long time, not too often since the wedding, since the two pastors moved on. Our schedules have changed a LOT since then, though, with his promotion and my new job. So, we don’t exactly get Sundays off anymore. (Why do people want events on Sunday mornings anyway??) The church wasn’t as important as community and family time, although it can be fun, even though I prefer Unity Church myself if I get to choose a church.

Anyway, we like to reenact the first day that we met every year, nice romantic gesture. It’s stressful when our jobs pulls us in separate directions, but we always find our way together and our way back to each other 🙂

Now, I need to make goals to do more yoga because I’ve been feeling out of wack when I don’t have enough time but a few dismal stretches a day. I need to make time to write, and read, and meditate. Time is all, and time is nothing. All is well, and all will be. 🙂

More later!

Namaste,

~Celestial K.

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