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christel nani hokey-pokey dance made us all laugh

Africa 3 — My first hokey pokey

You name it, we brought it. And then we played. We taught them the hokey-pokey, we did animals imitations and learned the Swahili words for warthogs and leopards. They called out English words infrequently because they were often stumped by our poor rendition of a lion roar or zebra call. There simply was no hope for any semblance of recognition between our animal calls and the real animals. I thought our Maasai guide may have wet his pants he laughed so hard.

All in good fun coming together like a big family that we are. For all that we brought with us and all that we gave, we went home laden with treasures: smiles, laughter, silliness and the knowing that we had made a difference in the world. And for all who donated their used shoes and more back in the states, they too were filled with gratitude and love.

How blessed we are. — Christel

Jackson Looseyia shared his love of Kenya and family with our tribe. His smiles lit up our world.

Reflections from Africa

Team Kenya 2015! Thank you for sharing your smiles on our extraordinary Safari of a lifetime with famed guide, Jackson Looseyia, and my extreme gratitude for helping the children in Kenya! -Christel and Rebecca.

It’s a treat to visit Jackson in his “office” in the middle of the Mara, and an amazing feeling to meet the children who readily share smiles, jokes and dancing with us. They taught us the Swahili word for zebra and showed us their school with pride and excitement. We brought them some gently used sneakers, art supplies and of course some outdoor toys for play. What a gift we received in sharing their joy. –Christel

Shoes for Kenya children

Shoes for Kenya Children

Our visit to the schools brought many tears of joy and gratitude. Some of the children walk three or more miles to school! Thank you, Shannon Swisher Rexrode, for helping us bring smiles to these beautiful children, on Friday, June 5, 2015

Kenya School Visit Amazing

We visited our first school and saw the results of our previous trip. School uniforms were being made on the sewing machine – loom we bought for the disabled students. It is so exciting to see the students learn a skill that benefits many and helps them to be a valuable part of the “school family.”

Today we brought shoes and clothing for the orphans, toothbrushes for all and clothing of all sizes. The children were especially excited by the art supplies, pencils and of course, fun items as well.

Our heartfelt gratitude to all who participated in this amazing program of giving. We couldn’t have done it without you! – Christel

Compassion has the power to heal.

power to heal

power to heal
compassion has the power to heal

Have you ever tried to “improve” yourself while feeling shame, or being critical or judgmental of your past? It doesn’t work, but compassion will.

Compassion has the power to heal, as demonstrated in a recent class. One student shared a secret that had plagued her for years. Christel channeled healing energy for her and the class and in the midst of her self hate, shame and judgment, a moment of grace was witnessed by all; she released her past and embraced the higher vibration of love and forgiveness.

This experience demonstrated the power of self compassion to heal and transform in ways that guilt and criticism never will. Being compassionate with ourselves brings us to the energy of love and acceptance for ourselves AND others.

Christel knows from her energy Reads the illnesses that can develop when one is critical and unloving toward themselves. Learning true compassion is but one road toward healing.

Rebecca Grace, Psy.D. explained the research showing the futility of using self criticism to improve, change habits or be a better person. (even though people believe that it will).

You can learn to be compassionate with yourself, surrounded by like-minded seekers of the light, health and high vibration in our classes. If the topics of positivity, resilience, happiness, compassion and the science of how your brain is wired for high vibration is of interest to you, be a part of our Live Broadcasts.
Learn more, or work with Rebecca Grace, Psy.D. on the application of these principles in your life.

Squirrels and Shamanic Messages

squirrels and shamanic messages

when a deer visits you...
Deer remind us to be gentle with ourselves

When animal energy comes to you, it’s not a squirrel digging in your backyard to bury nuts, or a butterfly dancing in front of your car. It’s an energy that comes clearly to you, for you, and it brings a message you need to hear.

I’m working with a woman who is so generous, kind-hearted and loving, and does so much care-taking for everyone, that somehow, she ends up last on her list. She knows she needs to take care of herself, in fact she has known for a while. but darn it, there always seems to be “just one more thing” that she has to attend to before attending to herself. And don’t you know, by then the sun has set and evening has turned into night?

This gal didn’t address some lower back pain that worsened over time. She is powerful and determined and somehow lived through excruciating pain while taking care of others, but not herself or her spirit.

So was it any surprise while speaking together on the telephone, she exclaimed “you won’t believe this,” but a deer is looking through my window and staring directly at me while I’m sitting on my couch. No actually, it wasn’t a surprise.

Now, this woman doesn’t live in the woods and there have never been deer staring in her window. This was a shamanic healing message brought by a deer, who made sure she saw [heard] the message.

As you know, deer energy reminds us to take better care of ourselves, be more gentle and nurturing with ourselves, but mostly to tell us, to stop ignoring our needs, and be supportive of ourselves.

Is it any coincidence that lower back pain is energy speak for not supporting yourself and your needs?

When your sign comes, please pay attention. C’mon, we couldn’t script this stuff!

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a moment of grace

When you have been shocked or injured, betrayed or collapsed in the center of grief and loss, a part of you gets left behind in that time period. It’s partly a natural defense mechanism and at times, a choice to avoid these painful memories that could interfere with daily life or pursuing your guidance.

Whatever the reason, you must retrieve that part of you in order to heal. I had taught in a healing class how to call back the piece of you that had been traumatized or wounded, and thus left out in the ethers.

 I recalled my compound fracture injury to my finger while deep in the bush in Africa. All my healing efforts in the months thereafter, just didn’t seem to help. My finger remained painful and unhealed between June and September. One afternoon while energizing my meridians, I realized I couldn’t feel any energy in my finger because I had left it in Africa and needed to call it back.

But sometimes when an angelic intervention, a healing unasked for, a moment of spiritual synchronicity, or a God inspired experience occurs, that requires no instruction or technique. In fact, to paraphrase C.S. Lewis, we often have no awareness of the magic in the moment.

Until afterwards.

I had such an experience during an early morning pre-class walk to enjoy the colorful displays of Fall. I was walking and without knowing how it began, heard myself speaking about a painful time in my past that had unexpectedly changed the course of my life. Pulled away from what I wanted and steered toward a different life, I tried to accept my new direction, grieve with grace and heal a loss that had altered all that I held dear and sacred.

But a morning walk, the right person, the right time, and an unexpected and brief conversation became a moment of grace that called back a part of me in need of healing. Neither of us saw it coming and certainly we could not have planned it. That moment healed a part of me that longingly has often wondered, “what if…”

A moment of grace changes you, healing your cellular memory whereby you stop wistfully musing how different your life would be had it not been interrupted or altered by significant life events.

These wonderful moments are available to each of us and occur spontaneously and without fanfare when two or more are gathered and basking in the glorious light that resonates with our souls. Thus do we allow ourselves and others to see the gift of our own personal divinity.

This I taught in Healing 101 and as I watched you channel the healing light for each other, you came to know the healer within you. Know that what you learned is real because you had the experience for yourself and others and can repeat it at any time you choose.

When relaxed, without ego, and opened to healing, many things are possible as the light of God channels through us for ourselves and one another. Your faces softened with awe as you discovered these healing energies in yourself and others. And I trembled with joy when at times, I saw the glow of celestial light around you and knew your experiences would forever change you to seek out the light.

I feel blessed to share these experiences with you, and have come to peace in knowing that the turn my life took years ago led me to where I am supposed to be. Thank you for this healing insight, and know that it is wise to be open to love when it finds you. –Christel

we all know how to set ourselves up for failure, but do you know you can just as easily set yourself up for success?

love and miracles

Love is a miracle
Love is a miracle

Miracles are moments that change us. Simple moments like the exchange of a few heartfelt words, a surprise encounter with one you hope to see, or a choice to open to love, can be the catalyst for a miraculous life-changing and healing moment.

It is during these simply profound moments when divine light shines upon us AND we choose to let go of everything but the light, that we can open to the healing power of the unconditional love surrounding us.

And doubt not that divine light will change you. Many of you felt that change and saw it in others this past week during the Healing 101 Seminar, which was my privilege to teach. As you channeled light and healing, I was in awe of your courage to open to God and even more, that you were excited to be pushed further each day.

And all because you were willing to take a risk and follow me into the light. Were you nervous or a bit anxious? Perhaps, but as you channeled the light of God for each other, and allowed the healer within you to emerge.

Without realizing the profundity of that moment, many of you were changed forever by the experience of welcoming of God love to help another. Such a gift, such a moment, and how loving of you to share your open heart with  another. Thank you for taking care of each other.

As your teacher, I feel honored and blessed to know you. —Christel

Dr. Rebecca Grace tuesdays: This weekly meditation and visualization class teaches a variety of techniques designed to strengthen your mind, increase your resilience, connect you with your creativity and give you a mental break from stress that will restore your nervous system and help you get clear and grounded.

resilient and strong

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Christel's resilient crocus
strong and mighty

Resilience [your ability to recover from difficult situations] can be learned and plays an important role toward building your spiritual character. We are actually geared to heal, thrive, and overcome adversity. I know, that we are made to live in the light at a high vibration, and science is once again proving this Truth!

The science of neuroplasticity demonstrates that we are able to make new neurons and neural connections that will override or even replace the old negative patterns we may have learned in early life. These low vibration patterns are the result of physical, emotional and spiritual traumas you endured that come in the form of loss, betrayal, feeling unsafe, a lack of nurturing, and yes, even from making mistakes [especially the ones you deem too big to forgive].

These experiences result in low vibration habits [such as personal browbeating, saying unkind comments to yourself, or creating unnecessary suffering for yourself and others], that produce continued stress that weakens your resiliency and your immune system.

Your stress levels can be measured and good news, lowered. Two important hormones, cortisol, the stress hormone, and oxytocin, the bonding or love hormone play an important role in your overall health. First is cortisol, the stress hormone which in excess wears down your body, and the other, oxytocin known as the bonding or love hormone which can help you change repetitious and harmful mental and emotional patterns and habits.

Knowing that you are not a victim of your past, meaning you don’t have to keep replaying painful emotions and reliving tough times, is healing in and of itself. Knowing that you can actually rewire your brain to own positivity and high vibration more easily is very exciting. Knowing you can embrace healing energy so readily is more exciting. But you have to want it.

How badly do you want it? Can you consider letting go of any low vibration victim archetype energies within you? The archetypal energies that say “what’s the use, why bother trying; things will never change for me,” or “it’s not my fault I am this way; I had a difficult childhood,” or “everyone deserted me and let me down and it has nothing to do with how I behave; it’s them.”

These are the thoughts that take up residence in your brain and create havoc. When you rewire your brain, you let go of the negative hold from your past, and start living in the present. And the present is where you create your life, your tomorrow, your resilience.

In our April 13th recent Global tele class we taught techniques to activate the healing release of oxytocin [which counteracts the effects of cortisol to begin the rewiring process] with promising and almost instantaneous results. I know we can’t always come together in the same conference room, but know that healing can come to you.

In our future Live Broadcast classes we will be teaching more techniques to expand your resilience, raise your vibration and heal painful memories. If you want to be a part of those classes, please register soon as slots are already filling. If you prefer to start your rewiring privately, make an appointment with Dr. Rebecca Grace.

This is a season of rebirth, new beginnings and fresh starts. Each Spring you watch the crocus push through the snow; strong, beautiful and resilient. Celebrate the possibilities… -Christel

learn to be resilient to navigate the "bumps in life."
learn to be resilient to navigate the “bumps in life.”

Resilience [your ability to recover from difficult situations] can be learned and plays an important role toward building your spiritual character. We are actually geared to heal, thrive, and overcome adversity. I know, that we are made to live in the light at a high vibration, and science is once again proving this Truth!

The science of neuroplasticity demonstrates that we are able to make new neurons and neural connections that will override or even replace the old negative patterns we may have learned in early life. These low vibration patterns are the result of physical, emotional and spiritual traumas you endured that come in the form of loss, betrayal, feeling unsafe, a lack of nurturing, and yes, even from making mistakes [especially the ones you deem too big to forgive].

These experiences result in low vibration habits [such as personal browbeating, saying unkind comments to yourself, or creating unnecessary suffering for yourself and others], that produce continued stress that weakens your resiliency and your immune system.

Your stress levels can be measured and good news, lowered. Two important hormones, cortisol, the stress hormone, and oxytocin, the bonding or love hormone play an important role in your overall health. First is cortisol, the stress hormone which in excess wears down your body, and the other, oxytocin known as the bonding or love hormone which can help you change repetitious and harmful mental and emotional patterns and habits.

Knowing that you are not a victim of your past, meaning you don’t have to keep replaying painful emotions and reliving tough times, is healing in and of itself. Knowing that you can actually rewire your brain to own positivity and high vibration more easily is very exciting. Knowing you can embrace healing energy so readily is more exciting. But you have to want it.

How badly do you want it? Can you consider letting go of any low vibration victim archetype energies within you? The archetypal energies that say “what’s the use, why bother trying; things will never change for me,” or “it’s not my fault I am this way; I had a difficult childhood,” or “everyone deserted me and let me down and it has nothing to do with how I behave; it’s them.”

These are the thoughts that take up residence in your brain and create havoc. When you rewire your brain, you let go of the negative hold from your past, and start living in the present. And the present is where you create your life, your tomorrow, your resilience.

In our April 13th recent Global tele class we taught techniques to activate the healing release of oxytocin [which counteracts the effects of cortisol to begin the rewiring process] with promising and almost instantaneous results. I know we can’t always come together in the same conference room, but know that healing can come to you.

In our future Live Broadcast Classes we will be teaching more techniques to expand your resilience, raise your vibration and heal painful memories. If you want to be a part of those classes, please register soon as slots are already filling. If you prefer to start your rewiring privately, make an appointment with Dr. Rebecca Grace.

This is a season of rebirth, new beginnings and fresh starts. Each Spring you watch the crocus push through the snow; strong, beautiful and resilient. Celebrate the possibilities… -Christel

 

Healing Events with Christel Nani

announcement

The new healing center is under renovation. It has everything a great healing center needs:  trees, sunlight, water,  healing energy AND fairies!

We are so excited and can’t wait for you to  join us for classes, meditation time, tribal support and yes, even dark chocolate!

healing technique: “cha-ching effect”

From Inspiration to Action…

Christel taught in Norway about the flow of energy from inspiration to action, explaining the movement of energy through the chakra system. When you energy backs up your words, she has coined the term,  the “cha-ching” effect.

  • Learn to read your energy. When you speak, is your energy behind the words?
  • Understand what your chakras are trying to teach you.
  • Create an authentic life by aligning your spirit with your life choices.
Christel is not the "goat whisperer." But she's pretty quick.

africa 2 – I am not the goat whisperer

Christel is not the "goat whisperer." But she's pretty quick.
Christel is not the “goat whisperer.” But she’s pretty quick.

We had some left over money after buying the seeds for our families and thought buying each family a goat would support their autonomy. And BTW, buying a goat in Africa is quite the endeavor. No one wants to part with their goats. But happiness prevailed!

When in Africa, we are very “hands on.” I don’t feel comfortable simply giving money — We negotiated the purchase of the seed and also the goats. Giving money sometimes results in lost money, and actually, we enjoy the adventures. I mean truly, when was the last time you had a goat raffle?

First, we put secret numbers on each goat and the families randomly picked a number and then the chaos, oops, I mean fun began, matching a family to a goat. Big goats, littles goats, jumping goats, but mostly running in all directions goats.

It was almost as hard as herding cats, oh wait, that’s what I do when I take my groups on the Adventure Retreats. If you’ve ever tried to get a group together for brunch at a restaurant, try getting a group together in a safari truck with all their gear, or tucking them in at night while lions are on the hunt and growling around the camp. Like I said, herding cats is easier, but I love what i do and I love them! –Christel