Principles & Practices

9 Energies Principles

Over the course of developing 9 Energies, building our understanding of what each of the Natural Energies brings to the world, some core principles by which we live have emerged. We wanted to share them so you may consider what they mean to you: Choose unconditional love in all interactions Put people first - We are all equal It's not about […] Read More
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Practices for Presence: Wise Action

Take Wise Action: Once intentions are made clear then wise action is next. Unless I take intentional action toward my vision nothing will change. Movement creates the dynamic needed for the transformation to manifest. There are many possible pathways available to fulfill an intention, so how do we choose? Wise action means taking action with the most integrity, the least force, in the right timing, for the highest good of […] Read More
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Practices for Presence: Intention

Photo by Lucy Stange Clarify Your Intention We can affect our own reality through the power of our intentionality. Getting clear on our grandest purpose and setting intention for our highest good allows the universe to align and create what we are here to manifest.   In my experience, when I get my vision clear and state it directly, it manifests. […] Read More
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Practices for Presence: Courage

Courage: What does courage have to do with presence? In some ways courage is at the center of all change. Courage is required for transformation. Courage is required for everything that we have been talking about in the series 9 Practices for Presence. The ability to witness yourself, without judgement, and challenge your beliefs, requires the courage to see where you […] Read More
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Practices for Presence: Hold your beliefs as ideas

Hold your Beliefs Lightly At some level, our worldview is comprised of a set of beliefs derived from our experiences. Recognizing this can be incredibly freeing. In life we have experiences that lead us to believe certain things. If those beliefs become set in stone, and we place those stones into our spiritual backpack to carry around with us, our […] Read More
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Practices For Presence: Non-attachment to Outcome

Practice non-attachment to outcome: If I am unwilling to release attachment, especially to outcomes, I can become so focused on my own self-will that I miss the opportunities being presented by the universe. Attachment to outcome makes me prone to using the force of my will to create the outcomes I desire. When I release outcome attachment the universe can […] Read More
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Practices for Presence: Non-Judgment

Execute Non-judgment: Holding a perspective of non-judgment is another way to remain open to new information or a fresh perspective. By non-judgment I mean not placing ourselves, or what we know or believe, above or below anything or anyone else. For example, you meet a friend for lunch, she looks great.  You are feeling tired and draggy and showed up […] Read More
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9 Practices For Presence: Curiosity

Develop Curiosity: Hold a Beginner’s Mind. If I start every interaction, every study or learning with the idea that I don’t have all the answers, I open up to being surprised and transformed by new information. Taking it a step further, if I can receive information without having to embed it in a context and category I'm familiar with––as in: […] Read More
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Practices For Presence: Observing

Be your own Observer credit: http://bellatrix3391.deviantart.com Until you are able to face yourself, see where you are, and hear the truth in what others say about you, transformation can remain elusive. Developing the skill of self-observation, noticing your behaviors, choices and beliefs and how they function in your life enables you to recognize what you’re doing. This is a critical first […] Read More
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