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Giving Tuesdays : Today Give more Patience

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if you are irritated by every rub how will your mirror be polished rumi
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
— Rumi

Today give more patience to yourself and others. A year long practice in giving and receiving more, so you can have more, and be more.

One of the Butterflies

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One of the Butterflies

by W. S. Merwin from The Shadow of Sirius 


The trouble with pleasure is the timing

it can overtake me without warning

and be gone before I know it is here

it can stand facing me unrecognized

while I am remembering somewhere else

in another age or someone not seen

for years and never to be seen again

in this world

and it seems that I cherish

only now a joy I was not aware of

when it was here

although it remains out of reach

and will not be caught or named

or called back and if I could make it stay 

as I want to

it would turn to pain. 

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May you be inspired to follow your heart.

 

Leaf Off/ The Cave- José Gonzales : Inspiration for living your purpose

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This is an amazing song, with such soul.... and it feels like it touches inside what it means to be alive.  

XO, The Human Experience Artist

May the life lead you out

Why can't you take the leaf of your mouth
Now that you have the facts on your side
Take a moment to reflect where you're from
Let reason guide you,
See old tracks take you out from the dark
See old tracks lead you up to the stars

Why can't you take the leaf of your mouth?
Now that you have the facts on your side
Take a moment to reflect where you're going
Let reason guide you,
See old tracks take you out from the dark
See old tracks lead you up to the stars

May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out

Vestiges & Claws
By José González

Why can't you take the leaf of your mouth?
Now that you have the facts on your side
Take a moment to reflect who we are
Let reason guide you,
See old tracks lead you out from the dark
Have the life its life, work makes up you and I
Wanna take this right, when we need to survive
Yeah we flourish you and I, what it means to be alive
What it means to be alive

May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out
May the life lead you out

What it means to be alive

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Receive more : Thursdays : Today receive more Forgiveness

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grace means that all your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose, instead of serving shame.

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Today receive more forgiveness for yourself, forgive yourself, love yourself, release shame, and receive more.

Healthy Mind, Happy Soul Workshop

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Sign up to receive details and registration link for this upcoming Healthy Mind, Happy Soul Workshop.

Jungle Fever Artist Designed Yoga Capris by Luna Jai

Jungle Fever Artist Designed Yoga Capris by Luna Jai

Location:

The Nest Yoga Studio

315 Lucy Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Twisted Root Capris by Luna Jai

Twisted Root Capris by Luna Jai

Shop Artist Designed Yoga Capris by Luna Jai


Give More Tuesdays : Today Give more Gratitude

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#GiveMoreTuesdays #GivingTuesday #GiveMoreGratitude

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, Grace and gratitude.
— Denis Waitley
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Its not happiness that brings us gratitude. It's gratitude that brings us happiness.

 

Luna Jai : Unity of the Mind, Body, Spirit

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Henna Design Capri by Luna Jai

Henna Design Capri by Luna Jai

This company IS amazing! I am in LOVE with their artists' designs for yoga wear (named things like the Phoenix: powerful in its fiery regeneration abilities.) Their yoga capris fit beautifully and comfortably, and their sport BRAS are fabulous and PRETTY! I've never owned a pretty sports bra before! NEVER. Smile. 

Founded in 2014, Luna Jai Athletic has rapidly become a very popular brand in the Fitness & Yoga community. They offer a unique collection of handcrafted & artist designed fitness apparel that combines high fashion with high performance comfort.

With awesome yoga capris, pretty running pants, artistic sports bras, and designs named things like: THE ATLANTEAN PRIESTESS!!!!  

I mean comm'on, these are just great things all around.

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Guess what I will be sporting this spring in yoga classes at The Nest Yoga Studio, where I will be hosting new

HAPPY, HEALTHY YOU : WORKSHOPS: beginning April 11th! 

Traveling through time our Atlantean priestess will summon the power of the living vortex in order to open up a portal into realms of reality effectively phase shifting out of our temporal matrix effortlessly, in order to find not only the truth of the universe, but the deeper aspects of the the unfolding self.
— A word from the Artist at Luna Jai : Tom
Founded in 2014, Luna Jai Athletic has rapidly become a very popular brand in the Fitness & Yoga community. We offer a unique collection of handcrafted fitness apparel that combines high fashion with high performance comfort.

SHOP all of these amazing designs by Luna Jai for $69!

Space Out Design Capri

Space Out Design Capri

Maximum Visions Design Capri

Maximum Visions Design Capri

New Axelle Design Capri

New Axelle Design Capri

Sign up for more info coming on the Healthy Mind, Happy Soul Workshops, class, outings, adventures, and more....

Pleiades Art Gallery- When the Stars Align

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Photography & Design ©ChloeRain    Neon Art by : Nate Sheaffer

Photography & Design ©ChloeRain    Neon Art by : Nate Sheaffer

Pleiades 
[plee-uh-deez, plahy-]  plural noun
1. Classical Mythology: seven daughters of Atlas and half sisters of the Hyades, placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion. One of them (the Lost Pleiad,) hides, either from grief or shame.
2. Astronomy: a young conspicuous open star cluster approximately 370 light years away in the constellation Taurus, containing several thousand stars only six or seven of which are visible to the naked eye

Pleiad

/ˈplaɪəd/ noun 
1. A brilliant or talented group, especially one with seven members
Word Origin
C16: originally French Pléiade, name given by Pierre de Ronsard to himself and six other poets after a group of Alexandrian Greek poets who were called this after the Pleiades

When the stars align..... a few years ago I was invited to join a small group of women doing deep inner work. At the time, I nonchalantly blew off the invitation, a kind of pshaw moment,  I was on the fast track to enlightenment, too busy to slow down and build relationships with anyone else, even if they were on the same path. 

And then some how, some way I agreed to join. Those women are now invaluable irreplaceable persons in my inner circle, the most amazing witnesses, and lifetime friends along this journey, doing their own amazing things.

Two years ago, I was visiting my friends in Raleigh, NC where I used to reside, and my Artist friend was in the process of looking at real estate offerings to open an art gallery with her business partner and fellow artist.  I was super excited about my friend's courageous endeavor, I was an admirer of her work, and an admirer of her gumption to open her own gallery, and well, I felt like I was extra special to know someone so talented and a true artist. I invited myself along to look at gallery spaces with her..... and then, I remembered, that, oh yeah! I used to have a career in real estate development and I offered to look over their lease terms and give some free advice and negotiating points. My friend took me up on my offer, and within weeks had negotiated a new gallery space to house their vision to promote the beauty and mystery of visual art.

"Pleiades is a fine art gallery owned and operated by local artists who celebrate Durham’s rich, diverse cultural energy. "

                                  www.levertysculptures.com

Earlier this month, I attended an Artist Salon at the Pleiades Art Gallery along side my friend and 19 other artists that made up the show  “Pleiades Plus One” that kicked off their 2015 exhibition year.  

The last time I'd seen the storefront on Chapel Hill Street, two plus years ago, it was an empty white space with potential and good light.  This time, I was inspired by not only the art exhibited, but the Artist's vibrant visions each illuminated in their own expression. I felt invigorated by their shares, my experience of the art exponentially intensified by the Artist's talks and the energy that is Pleiades and lives in the white space now. 

2015 Exhibits will include Pleiades artists, shows featuring guest artists and guest curators, juried invitational shows, and a new exhibition area upstairs in the gallery for solo shows and more experimental work.  When in the research triangle park you must stop in here, and be inspired.....

GALLERY INFO

109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701
919-797-2706

Thurs: 12-7
Fri & Sat: 12-8
Sun - Wed: closed
Or by appointment

Receiving Thursday: Today: Receive more Happiness

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Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. Sri Ramana Maharshi

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

Today receive more out of the place of having. Receive more happiness today, have more happiness today.

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
— Sri Ramana Maharshi

Give More: Tuesdays : Today Give more from the Place of Having

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no one has ever become poor from giving

#GiveMoreTuesdays #GivingTuesday

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

No one has ever become poor from giving.
— Anne Frank

 

Today Give more from a place of having. Give from abundance.

Courage is the Foundation of Integrity

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courage is the foundation of integrity inspirational quotes
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
— Steve Jobs

Happy Valentine's Day 2015 - Don't forget to be sweet to YOU today!

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Love, Love, Love

Today is one of my favorite holidays. Though Valentine's Day has some interesting history and context in our modern world. I've always loved the sentiment of celebrating LOVE and the coming of spring.  

{This is one of my Handmade Valentines, and homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in a pink glitter oyster pail for one of my best friends.  Smile.}

{This is one of my Handmade Valentines, and homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in a pink glitter oyster pail for one of my best friends.  Smile.}

Even as an adult I still enjoy making handmade Valentine's for my loved ones. 

St. Valentine's day shares the same date as Lupercalia, a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February (Februarius) its name. 

For more interesting reading: 

 The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day NPR

And Valentine's Day: Why Do We Celebrate It? (Hint: Naked Romans)

 

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LUX CHIX RADIO SHOW : Interview Airing Sat & Sun

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Join us Saturday & Sunday February 14th and 15th, at 2PM EST for the LUX CHIX radio show interview on Radio for Divas with Chloë Rain & Nicole Zaagman.

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Receive More : Thursdays : Today Receive more Awareness

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A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

Believe + Receive = Achieve

Today receive more awareness. With awareness you can learn to receive more. This is what is needed to have our hearts desires.

The only possible match for someone who doesn’t know how to receive is someone who doesn’t know how to give.
— Amanda Owen

When you ask for what you need and receive what people and the world have to give, you open up pathways you couldn’t see before, stimulate your imagination in ways that could not happen before, and have energy that was not previously available to you. see more..... The Power of Receiving

chloe rain xo explore deeply
 

Give More: Tuesdays : Today Give more Because You Can

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#GiveMoreTuesdays #GivingTuesday

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

I have learned to give not because I have much
but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

Today Give more because you CAN.

chloe rain xo explore deeply

The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

The Law of Giving and Receiving - The Chopra Center

Thoughts to Live by.....

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If its still in your head, its worth taking the risk.

 

Art piece by  : Nate Sheaffer : Neon Artist

Receive More : Thursdays : Today Receive more Acceptance

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A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving....
Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
— Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland
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I will make a commitment to keep health & wealth & happiness circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter. 

The Law of Giving and Receiving - The Chopra Center

Give More: Tuesdays : Today Give more of Yourself

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#GiveMoreTuesdays #GivingTuesday

A year long practice in giving and receiving, to have and to be, more.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Today Give more of Yourself.

Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.

The Law of Giving and Receiving - The Chopra Center

Saint Brigid of Kildare & Imbolc the beginning of Spring

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Ireland, Beara Peninsula ©ChloeRain 2013

Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, on February 1, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring.

It is one of the four major "fire" festivals (quarter days), referred to in Irish mythology from medieval Irish texts. The other three festivals on the old Irish calendar are Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain.

The word Imbolc means literally "in the belly" in the old Irish Neolithic language, referring to the pregnancy of ewes.
In ancient Irish mythology Brigid was a fire goddess. Nowadays her canonization is celebrated with a perpetual flame at her shrine in Kildare.
St. Brigid represents the Irish aspect of divine femininity in her role as patron of babies...

read the full article here: "St. Brigid’s Day, February 1, marks the start of Celtic spring"

Maireid Sullivan @irishcentral February 1, 2015

photographs, Travel through Killarney National Park, Ireland ©ChloeRain

Prayer to St. Brigid of Ireland

Brigid
You were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.

May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, 
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.

Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
 
St. Brigid's Feast Day is February 1st.

Thoughts to live by...

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Get out of your comfort zone.

You know, as adults we rarely venture out of our comfort zones to learn new tricks. But here's the key, new things, when practiced can quickly become skills, and then skills can become natural ways of being, and then natural ways of being move us toward grace...

And well, from grace we can inspire all sorts of things...

And in inspiring others from our own state of grace we can model that this is all possible for you too, it begins with stepping outside your comfort zone....

#exploredeeply #exploremore  #adventuremore


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