Spirit of Oya

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post title background Make time to manifest your dreams

Today I’d like to share some thoughts with you about your creative space. First, though, let me ask you an important question. Do you often feel like you don’t have enough time to get your work done? I talk to a lot of creative, and there’s something they all have in common: A lot of them say they don’t have time to really get their best work done. This may sound a little harsh, but … “I have no time” is just an excuse. Maybe you’re thinking, “Who is she to tell me I’m not busy? She doesn’t know my … Continue reading »

post title background Respect Yourself to Find Love

I’ve had something on my mind lately, and I wanted to talk about it with you: Respect. Can you say you respect yourself? This question comes up in my work with clients, and I definitely talked about it in my book, The 5 Star Points of Success. But it’s also a question I ask myself when I’m taking a moment to check in with myself and connect with my spirit. When I’m thinking about a word and what it means to me, I usually head for the dictionary. So, let’s see what “respect” means. Here are two definitions: “A feeling … Continue reading »

post title background Pass Gracefully Through The Pain

I have been thinking a lot lately about this phrase: “This too shall pass.” Simply put, it means that everything we experience in this life, whether positive or negative, is temporary. But people usually say it to someone who is going through a painful time, whether physical, emotional or both! Do you know where that phrase comes from? I confess, I didn’t know for sure, so I did a little research, and it’s pretty interesting! It comes from writings by the medieval Persian poets. People often attribute it to an old fable about a king who is humbled when he … Continue reading »

post title background HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR EMOTIONS

Let’s Get Emotional Like Whitney Houston sang in her song “So Emotional.” Yes, “I get so emotional.” Emotions are one of the cornerstones of my patented 5 Star Points system, and I believe they are allies. One of life’s greatest gifts is the ability to feel true emotion. I’m sure you’ve heard emotions talked about in negative terms – even positive, big emotions that fill the world with joy are seen as obstacles! Have you ever cried happy tears of joy or deep tears of sorrow, had an outburst of feeling and been told, “Oh, stop it! You’re just so … Continue reading »

post title background BE KIND TO YOUR BODY

Blessings Rays of Light. Ok, I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Your body is your temple. Something I’ve learned in my time on the earth is that n order to protect that temple and keep it healthy so you have the energy to get through each and every day feeling alive and well, you have to get on a schedule. If you’re the creative type like me, you might naturally be a little more free-spirited than the rest of us, so the thought of keeping a schedule might not make you feel fantastic. I’m going to level with … Continue reading »

post title background How to create a space that will bring abundance

Where do you call home? Does it bring you joy? What you surround yourself with, what you look at each and every day when you walk through your hallways should all make you feel vibrant, alive and happy! When your environment is a crazy mess, you can’t feel at peace. When everything in your home makes you think of doom and gloom, pressure and stress, how can you find room for joy? I believe in the idea that your body is your temple. I also believe that your home is your sanctuary. When you go home, you should breathe a … Continue reading »

post title background How to defeat the Fear Monster

All of us pull back from achieving our dreams from time to time, because we are just plain afraid. Our dreams are so precious to us that when we find ourselves in a place where we can act on them, we are afraid to push ahead. Those nasty, worrisome thoughts crowd up our heads. Fear can be your worst enemy! Do any of the following questions sound familiar? “What if it doesn’t work, and I’m left with nothing?” “What if I go for my dreams and find out I’m not strong enough or don’t feel good enough to achieve them?” … Continue reading »

post title background How to be a good listener

Listening is probably one of the most important skills you can develop in both your personal and professional life. No matter what industry you’re in, you will need to be able to listen to your clients and what they want so you can use your gifts to fulfill their needs. Have you ever had a bad experience with someone who lacks listening skills? Isn’t it FRUSTRATING? We’ve all been in the situation – when we’re trying to purchase a product or a service or even when we’re just trying to communicate to a friend or a romantic partner – where … Continue reading »

post title background How to Celebrate You

How to Celebrate You! I’m about to give you a powerful gift. Ready? I am giving you permission to celebrate YOU. When was the last time you stopped running around and sat down to take stock of everything you’ve accomplished? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been running, running, running, pushing yourself to achieve, accomplish, reach your goals … and you probably haven’t taken much time to sit back and take a breath and recharge. Maybe you feel like you’ve been running around like a chicken with your head cut off … or maybe you feel like you’re trying … Continue reading »

post title background Grow into Your Greatness with Positive Thoughts

Stop what you’re doing, and clear your mind. What are you thinking right now? What were you thinking right before you clicked on this? What were you thinking about when you woke up this morning? What do you think about throughout the day? Our thoughts have great power. Thoughts can lift you up, or they can bring you down. And they can encourage you to be a mover and a shaker … or to stay stagnant and paralyzed, inactive. With that in mind, think about this powerful idea:  What we tell ourselves can change our lives. Try to put that … Continue reading »

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