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|Posted on December 2, 2017 at 7:47 PM||comments (131)|
"You have no idea how seeing that orange package lit up my life!! That literally made my week (which has been just insane)! And thank you so much for the token of gratitude. I really appreciate it.
Can I just say that I get an overwhelming feeling when I wear your stones. I can't completely explain it but it's the feeling you get when something's about to happen but you just dont know what.
As I explained earlier, I was feeling lost a few weeks ago and I'm slowly finding my center but I have had a lot of weight on me lately. I'm not an very emotional person but I cried when i put on the stones. Like, I Immediately burst into tears and I needed it!
Anyway, not to go on a rant but I just wanted to share how appreciative I am and why.
Thanks again love. Peace. " - CPort
"My life coach experience was an experience I wish I had years ago… (I’d probably be in a better position in life right now… lol) Soni made me feel very comfortable to express myself and she made me realize that I need to be more gentle with myself. In life, we tend to put our focus on everything and everyone around us but this brave heart experience really made me dissect myself on a deeper level without pointing fingers at people or anything outside of self. I looked forward to our sessions and her energy. Her dream interpretations and tarot readings unraveled a lot of the mystery that lingered in my mind for a long while. I wish I could have a session everyday but it is time to ride the bike of life without the training wheels and enjoy the adventure that awaits. I thank you Soni, for your time and dedication to people that need a boost, push or a lending hand to reach the goal of mastering SELF. Forever grateful and humbled!" - Darnelle L-J
"My experience with the coaching has been awesome! You have helped me to get to the root of my problems and find my true self. You didn't sugar coat anything and was straightforward about everything!! My tarot readings have been spot on and so real! I will continue to come to you when I need to know because you have been an eye-opener!! I have also bought malas as well and I haven't gotten to wear them because my daughter has taken them all so she loves them and wears them all the time! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world." - LaTisha
"So I found the magical Ms Sonia on IG from a friend of a friend. Originally I was interested in the Malas she created and I followed her for over a year before I made a purchase. Received my first batch of malas and love them. I could tell there was a ton care put into them from the packaging to the malas themselves. So I browsed her website and saw she offer a range or services, I chose the life coaching package. After a slow start I realized I wasn’t in need of much coaching but Sonya didn’t give up and eventually got me to open up about a recent problem that had taken place.
I’m a real estate agent and a former client had turned on me and was threatening my livelihood with lies and complaints to the real estate commission and also threatened a lawsuit. This hurt me deep because the client was someone I had gone out of my way to help. I felt as if a dark spirit was attacking me and I had nowhere to turn. Welp Sonia just so happened to offer a black candle service for harmlessly removing people from your path. Harmlessly being the key word. So we did the black candle service and sent me pics along the way and gave me synopsis of the energy she was feeling. She told me the key was believing. So I left the problems there at her alter. After months and months with no word from my accuser, Sonia checked in to see how things were going, I had no news but was confident her service did the trick and I had nothing to worry about!
Approximately 5 months later, the day after a rare full Harvest Moon , I received a text message from my accuser, saying she was ready to settle for what we had originally offered her and would sign a document releasing me from all liability and effectively removing herself from my path! I couldn’t wait to tell Sonia! I sent her a message right after the papers were signed and her reply “She's still tied up in my jar. Im not letting her free. “
I am a true fan and a customer for life. Not only was the rituals effective but it was affordable and I felt she actually cared about my individual situation. I’m super appreciative and can’t wait to use her services again. I now feel like a have a friend with vast knowledge of the esoteric that can help me get through any situation that comes my way! Thanks Soni!! " - S.H
|Posted on September 30, 2015 at 3:38 PM||comments (369)|
I am so pleased to announce that Namaste LOVELight is in a process of EVOLution. The creator, Soni-Butterfly, is currently embarking upon a journey to provide more well rounded wholeness. Soni is so extremely excited about bringing all of the manifestations into fruition, and asked that you all send her LOVE in this moment. Already, she has been certified as a Reiki & Sound Healing Practitioner. As she moves in numerically sound vibrations, the first 7 offerings will be available to you by the beginning of the new year.
We have only just begun!
|Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:57 PM||comments (160)|
How does one grow without making space? How does one become better than they were in the moment before without making space? In our moments, we are constantly finding ourselves tangled up in the "I, Me, Mine" - "You, yours, his/hers" mentality - forgetting that our wholeness already is, as is so much of what we seek outside of ourselves.
Our minds fill our moments with constant chatter to the point where we've given it a voice and consume our now's with chaotic melodies that keep us in a constant state of confusion. We're always drifting to the past or wondering into the future.Yet we forget, the only true time is right here, right now. Everything else has either already happened, or has yet to happen...but the now is always happening as Is. And so, we drift sailing here and there, in circles of chaos following an enchanting melody that never leads us to shore.
The human experience is filled with paradoxes, as we are always searching outside of ourselves to become more than what we deem "ordinary" rather wishing to become unique/special/great in some capacity.... forgetting that by resting in simplicities, by resting in the magic of the now and trusting the direction we are currently flowing in, we already are all we want to become. There is nothing that can be found outside of ourselves. To search beyond where we are is to inevitably set out on a journey of suffering. It is almost laughable to see ourselves look all around 'out there' for that which can only be found in us. The peace, the tranquility, the forgiveness, the knowing, the compassion, the LOVE, the truth of what we truly are and forever will be is all right where we are, and yet we journey about in an endless search of what already is - wondering why nothing we "discover" brings peace to our moments.
When we quiet our minds, we resurrect the voice of the heart. We give it space to come out of the darkness and to speak to us in silence. Minds hold onto ideas about what we think we are, as hearts know. Hearts don't try to prove right or wrong - minds do. And so, as the heart is given space to rise above and shine down on us, we make room for the necessary by letting go of the unnecessary. The necessary is given space to speak, while the unnecessary evaporates itself, and with it the chaos/doubt/fear/worry/judgments fade as well.
Our minds are so filled with chatter of disbelief that they even turn simplicities into chaos. Minds can't fathom what IS, as they are always seeking to prove what isn't about the ISness. They have no faith in anything but self-preservation.....yet our idea of self, held in the mind, isn't even real and so the heart returns to us allowing us rest/peace/tranquility/compassion as we explore our doubts in our journey, and we begin to experience ancient truths of what IS and forever will be.....and doubt too, evaporates itself.
It is meant for us to experience our "individual" adventures, because inevitably it will lead us to the knowing that we are all a part of the whole. As science continues to grow,develop and unfold.....like Earth, like the Universe, like us... we will be shown more and more that we are all connected on the same energy field, as the ripples made in the water on one side of the Universe will reach the shores of its other side. And as our experience continues, and journey unfolds, and our minds unravel, and our heart speaks, our light will combine, and we will walk hand in hand in gratitude for the inevitable truths that exist without versions or translations...we will all rest together, and forever more, in what IS.
LOVE & LIGHT
|Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM||comments (50)|
The world has become more and more noisy with the creation of social networks. Though so many great meetings occur through these sites, it seems that over time the noise has become increasingly louder, and I often ask myself what is being said. It seems that social networks give so many a platform to speak their beliefs, feelings, ideas, rhetoric and dogma - which is good, everyone needs an outlet, but the more I read/hear/see/listen to, the more I wonder who is speaking behind the words and where are they speaking from.
This so called spiritual life, and the community I often run into on social networks, has, to me, become nothing more than the same as the religious world that we all claim to have "awaken" from. Words have merely been replaced with other words, but the idea....the condemnation/fear/judgments/grouping has all continued, and I find that the more followers one has, the more powerful they believe themselves to be....if only on this thing we call the internet. I've witnessed humility that could once be felt in every line turn to an indirect ...almost passive aggressive "I know more & better than you" egoic tone that floods timelines....and it all brings me to ask, what are we truly in this for....ourselves, or the whole? Who is truly speaking.....the heart or the mind? Did we truly awaken.....or did we just fall into a dream within a dream?
Where there is balance there is a better understanding of the extremes of the world and their need. Both light & dark are needed. Both mind and heart are needed. And contrary to popular belief, the ego at one point in our existence was even needed......but we have forgotten the balance of all things. We have forgotten the great law of "As above, So below." And so we speak, without truly listening to ourselves or others.....but rather just to hear ourselves and see how others interpret what we deem as great...only to place ourselves on these pedestals to be looked up to and revered as some sort of "special" person. In essence, because we have forgotten the balance, we speak from our egos. It's all mind talk.......and we mute the heart. Bind it, cover it, guard it in the name of protection, and condemn it to silence. We hide it behind so many barriers of fear, that it makes it impossible for anyone to penetrate our very core. So then as the heart screams in silence, the mind is left to lead us.......but to where?
This so called spiritual world is becoming a big business, just like religion.....and everyone wants a piece. Right before our very eyes, we are beginning to complicate the very simplicity that we said we awakened to. I find that it is so easy to recite a great passage, or piece together the perfect tweet.......but what are we truly living. Where are we speaking from? What will we pause for, and truly listen to? Anyone can recite dogma & rhetoric.....the mind can do that with ease as it has been conditioned to do lifetime after lifetime, and thus has essentially become a master of it......but it takes the heart to get to & through the core of ourselves....to get through to the core of our very being.
Until we are brave enough to be truly honest with ourselves about who and what we truly are, there is nothing being said....mere words jumbled up falling on deaf ears that have forgotten their purpose. It's amazing to think how chaotic and confusing words have become. Easy to say, but difficult to follow up as we've moved from the vulnerability of being opened to the elusive protection of being closed.....I'm talking soul here.
There is comfort to be found in both silence & speaking. Comfort to be found in both speaking & listening. Comfort to be found in the simplicity of communication when we allow it to serve it's purpose, instead of our own. As life continues to happen to us and through us, and moments continue to become the now, I invite us all to remove our egoic self from it's stance as the guard for the heart's prison walls, and allow our true selves a moment of freedom.
Only when we find peace in the moment
Only when we allow space to simply be
Only when we smooth out the tangles
Only when we allow our hearts to soar free
Only when our actions & words align
Only when LOVE is the platform
Only when the here becomes the NOW
Only when we allow the art of communication to bridge the gaps, will we be able to reunite as one.
It's your heart -
Begging for a simple moment to speak.
LOVE & LIGHT
|Posted on October 26, 2013 at 7:13 PM||comments (48)|
As I was sitting today, working on a few things for the site, I was over taken by gratitude for what is. I remember when all of this began a couple of years ago, and to see where it is now really humbles me beyond belief. It has been very difficult for me over the last year, as my life has changed so dramatically with the extensive traveling, but I have had a renewed vision for Namaste LOVElight.
Two years ago, I was deep into the corporate world. I worked for an investment firm, and made loads of money. Tons of it. The most I've ever made in my adult life. I remember I used to go out and have huge bar bills, restaurant bills, and so on...I shopped so much I literally ran out of things to purchase. I'd come home and realize I had purchased 2 of the same thing. I thought that I was successful and that I had finally reached that goal of "making it" that I grew up hearing about.
This lifestyle went on for a while. I worked so much, I was exhausted, but I was making so much money and helping so many people financially....yet I was MISERABLE. My body was weak, my mind was drained, and my soul did not want to do what I was doing another day. I remember calling my family, and most of them telling me to "wait until you find another job Soni.".....they didn't understand.....I COULDN'T wait. SO I went into my office the next day, worked the entire day, cleaned out my office and never went back.
I had no idea of what I was going to do, I just knew that I could no longer bare to feel like "that." I was consumed with work and things, and I realized that I wasn't living.
Fast forward a couple years, a friend of mine remembered in college that I made malas. I would purchase malas and then immediately restring them removing the tassel (cause it always got in my way) and using a thicker string. He asked me to make one for him, which I did. I posted a pic on twitter of what I had created......and YOU guys went bananas.....I remember getting so many inquiries that night about where people could purchase one, and I had no answer for them.
The Universe is so groovy, because so many people were led to me and served as messengers without even realizing it. I remember a girl, out of the blue, tweeting to me about ETSY (which I had never heard of) and telling me how easy it was to create a store......so I did. With NO money and NO inventory and only a handful (maybe 3 or 5 ) malas posted, within 10 days I literally had orders for about 97 malas. I remember having to wait for my unemployment check to hit to purchase the gems and envelopes for all of the orders. And now, I'm getting ready to launch new stock.....with new gems and it feels so good.
And now, 2 years later with over 96K page hits, you guys are still showing me LOVE. Even as I travel so extensively, and am exhausted...you guys are patient and wait however long it takes me to get re-energized. You have no idea how much that means to me. No idea what a grand lesson that is for me.
So now, more than ever I want to get back to me. Get back to life, and healing, and wholeness, and just making space to become better. I cannot thank you guys and your LOVE & support enough. I write it in my cards, and I hope you all feel just how sincere I am......cause honestly, I could not have done any of this without YOU......without YOU, there is no me. There is no separation.
Thank you for being with me through this journey........to infinity & beyond.
LOVE & LIGHT
|Posted on October 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM||comments (50)|
He stood there for a moment in amazement, taking in all the beauty that he had witnessed. A grand feeling of recognition had come over him, like he had seen her before, known her before, and LOVED her before. He wondered ‘how could that be?’ when this was the first time his eyes had ever laid upon her. She was beautiful to him. A beauty that was completely familiar,yet he could barely make sense of this familiarity.
He had only stumbled upon this place by accident, wandering around the lands in search of something…anything. What that something was, he had yet to find out. He only knew that something deep inside of him had called unto him, beckoning him to set upon a quest. He did his best to avoid this ‘calling” for as long as he could, however one day his inner voice could no longer be ignored.
He went to his family and informed them that he would be leaving his village and had no idea of when he would return. He explained to them how there was something, greater than himself, that was asking him to go beyond all that he had ever known. All the lands, the borders, and boundaries he had never crossed were now screaming for him to come and discover them. He had no clear direction, no map, nowhere in particular to be, he only knew that he had to answer this calling with all his heart and set out at once.
Early one morning, before the sun rose over his village, he gathered his things and left quietly. He let that inner voice guide him, turning him left and right….allowing it to take him over hills, across small streams, and through forest he had never seen before. It was his time to be silent, and just take in every moment. He’d never felt so alive, so free. His whole life he had been bound by rules, rites of passage, and also by his family, but this moment was for him. With every step that he took, he was becoming more and more unrestricted, more and more liberated, more and more free. The further he traveled away from his village, the freer he felt. It was as if he was a bird, and in this moment he was learning to fly.
He’d come across some friendly tribes along the way who allowed him to live temporarily with them. He found himself so mesmerized by the many strangers who were so willing to open their doors to him & share their food with him. He’d stay with them for as long as he could, but then that inner voice would sound off again, and he’d hear “It’s time to move” so he’d gather up his belongings once again, and continue on his journey.
He kept count of his many days and nights as he sat under the stars in silence. The sounds of nature served as his lullaby, soothing him. In the distance he’d hear so many creatures calling out into the night, and he LOVED every moment of it. He witnessed a peace he had never known before in this world. A peace that he wanted to expand upon, a peace that he wished he could bottle up and carry with him along his journey, so that one day he could bring this same peace back to his village.
One morning, as he awakened, he opened his eyes to a beautiful blue bird’s song. He was astonished that the bird was so close to him, so fearless. The bird sat perched upon a log that rested above his head. He could do nothing but smile.
As he sat up, he began speaking to the bird, asking what it was doing. The bird spoke back in song. He pulled out some bread from his bag, and laid some crumbs out for the bird. The bird stepped back, stretched his wings as far as he could, and sang to him once more. He got up, and began to pack his things in preparation for the day’s journey. The bird stood watch over him. The moment he had everything packed, the bird began to fly whisking around the man.
“So I have a companion on this journey?”
The bird took off in front of him, as if to lead him. Something inside of the man knew to follow. The bird flew ahead, and then would fly back to the man as if to say “hurry!” He had no idea where he was being led to, only that he must follow the bird’s path which had now become his own. They were one, flying together.
This went on for most of the morning, until suddenly the man came upon a beautiful lake. The bird stopped. The man, out of breath, sat down beside a tall tree. The bird landed beside him and sang. He hopped from one side, then to another.
“So this is what you wanted me to see? A lake? “
The bird replied in song, a melody that melted his heart. Then he flew away. The man sat and watched him disappear beyond the trees. He laughed to himself realizing that he spent most his morning following a bird. Is that what this journey was about? At least he was left in what can only be described as paradise. He had no idea of where he was, but only that he had never seen colors so vibrant. The trees, the grass, the water, even the sky seemed to speak to him. He lay back against the tree, and took in his surroundings.
Suddenly a woman appeared. He slowly sat up and moved silently behind the tree. For some reason, he felt he should hide. She was alone, and he certainly had no intentions of startling her, but immediately he noticed her. She was tall, with hips that swayed with the wind. She lay in the grass, and smiled to herself. He couldn’t take his eyes off of her. He watched as she dived into the lake, and swam over beneath a waterfall, resting there.
He greeted her.
Without even flinching, she turned directly to him as if she knew he had been there all along, yet she didn’t speak. She just stared. Their eyes locked.
He spoke again.
She turned toward the trees slowly, looked back at him once again, smiled, and disappeared behind the trees.
He realized that he was stuck where he stood, taken over by a mere moment. He didn't know if he should take off after her, or stay put. All he knew was that he had never seen anyone like her in his lifetime.
She felt like home. She felt like everything he knew and didn’t know. It was as if in the very moment that their eyes locked, his whole life flashed before his eyes. Everything he wanted, everything he needed rested right there with this mysterious woman.
|Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM||comments (46)|
She came to this place often. It was surrounded by silence,away from the chaos and the noise of her village. There was nothing more sheLOVED than to pull away from her tribe just to be. She’d been coming here sinceshe was a young girl. She stumbled upon it one afternoon, by chance some wouldsay, but she knew better. This place served a purpose. It became her refuge.She’d stay here for many moments, losing track of all sense of time, justenjoying her freedom. There was no one she ever shared this with, not becausethey were unworthy, but because here she could simply breathe. Here she could dream. Here she became moreherself.
It wasn’t far from her village. As a child she dreamed ofthis space over and over. She never needed to be surrounded by many friends.She was a loner of sorts. She did well in the midst of her own company. She’dbeen like this since she was a child, and rather than understanding her need tobe free, she was often criticized and sometimes even out casted for beingdifferent than the others.
She was coming of age. Beautiful in her stance. She stoodout, but not by choice. She was a simple woman inwardly, often finding herselfcontemplating life, and her reason for being. She felt one with hersurroundings, whether it be nature, animals, or her fellow tribesman. Thoughshe was raised with a reverence for all of life, hers went beyond.
Some would say she was “special” and that she obtainedcertain powers. She was known for her visions and could see into others as ifthey were created from glass. Often, many would seek her out for advice. Shehad been asked to visit the counsel once her powers were known. And she’d standbefore them, listening intently, taking in their wise words.
She did not like the attention she received, and so to be inthis space, this quietude where she could just be herself was nothing short ofheaven for her. This was peace.
There was a stream she’d often find herself lying beside.She’d lie in the grassy area surrounding it, and stare endlessly into the sky. Birdswould begin to serenade her into a soft meditation. They’d sing high praisesupon her arrival. They’d sing to her as if she could decipher their song. Theirmelody held messages for her, and somehow she knew this. She felt it. She’dlook up at them and breathe into the thought of having wings and soaring todistant lands. She LOVED the idea of having such freedom as a bird.
The sun kissed her skin leaving behind a bronze glow. Itsrays adored her, and she reciprocated the feelings. She’d smile at its brilliance,thanking it for bringing forth life and movement. And as their LOVE affairreached scorching heights, she’d dive into the lake to bring the temperaturesback down again.
She could stay here forever. To her, this was living. Itoften overwhelmed her to take on so many different types of energy from others.What others saw as “power” she’d give up if she could just to be “normal”, justto be like everyone else. She thought about why she was so different, but knewthat somehow and in some way, this would all make sense …someday. Now, shewould just enjoy the peace of her sacred place. And as she swam around in thelake, she headed towards the cascading waterfalls. There were a series of them.Some thundered down into the stream, as others were gentle…soothing even.
Behind the waterfalls was a cove. There was not much spacethere, but it was perfect for her. There was so much beauty surrounding her toget lost into.
She let the water cascade onto her head, tracing the line ofher back and finding its way into the lake. These moments made her feelvibrantly alive. She was completely present, free of feeling, of seeing, ofquestions……she was simply herself.
And without warning, she immediately turned around lookinginto the eyes of another. Someone she had never seen. His eyes were piercing,intense, yet they had a peaceful vibration. Unafraid, she stood still awaitinghis next move. He was perched upon a slight hill staring at her. He’d beenwatching her as she swam around, admiring her sun kissed skin. He slowly stood.
She stepped away from the showers of the waterfall into ashallow part of the lake. The water sat right below her knees. They take amoment to acknowledge one another. A vision flashes like lightning, and she isunable to make sense of it.
He softly speaks.
She does not reply.
He speaks again asshe begins to walk onto shore, water dripping from her body.
He only sees beauty.
Their energy swirls,it speaks louder than any words to be found. She turns back to him and smiles,then takes off beyond the trees. It is time for her to head back to hervillage. Tonight, she must again meet with the counsel.
|Posted on June 27, 2013 at 7:18 PM||comments (34)|
Too many times we resist moments of silence. We've grown so uncomfortable with silence, that we fill it as it arrives. Whether it's by turning on the television, the radio, or whatever, for some reason we've moved from the divinity of silence into the fear of it. We feel more comfortable with "background noise"....
So what about silence scares us? We're not taught that we can control our minds....which we indeed can, but rather by staying busy we can somehow silence the constant chatter in our minds. Yet, when we have done all we can, the chatter is still there.
Silence is needed. It is in this divine realm that we are able to quiet our minds and make sense of all that plagues us. In silence is where we are able to hear the voice of the inaudible. The way is heard in silence. The LOVE is felt in silence. Peace takes us over if and when we remember how to work with silence vs. Resisting its arrival.
Meditation takes on many forms. I am not one to speak on techniques or steps because I believe that many times, while focusing on tecniques, we forget to focus on the actual spiritual practice. There is no one right way. All roads, however different, lead to the same destination. ...whether in this lifetime or another. So then, why get lost in techniques when all we must do is begin somewhere, anywhere, and allow the journey of rediscovery to take place.
So rather you do moving meditations, quiet meditations, whether you drive, walk, run, or sit in stillness, at one point or another, we have all meditated and have touched on divine silence. We've all had moments of clarity that came about once we quieted our minds. If we think back, we'll recognize that moment where everything was still and we were resting in a dimension of peace.
Breathe into silence. Inhale LOVE - exhale fear. Explore this realm in its entirety. Rather than filling silence with background noise, just listen. Let us open our ears, our minds, and our hearts to what is always being transmitted to us. Let us tune into the voice of our inner self. Let us be moved by ITS message.
No matter how long it takes, how far we think we've run away, how long we resist...where ever we go, there we are....and wherever we are, so is a moment, a new now moment to listen to what is.
Embrace silence. Listen. Just listen.
LOVE & LIGHT
|Posted on June 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM||comments (32)|
Ancient LOVE moves to the present.... Forgotten passions... Divine recognition... LOVE streams.... Hope Floats.... Hearts Sing..... Present Confusion - compassion unfound.... Pain bounces.... Feet are stuck... Pride soars.... Egos scream.... Fear reigns.... Separation ensues.... Remember me - remembering you... I AM as you are.... I exist because you beam ...My LOVE.... hear my calls... hear my heart... hear my soul.... My all calls to you from an ancient space that has become a lonely place..... Come back to me....
|Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM||comments (32)|
For many reasons, I tweet this often. It is imperative to OVERSTAND the greatness that LOVE IS. Read over this, and really take it in. Breathe it into your awareness until it becomes you.
1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)
13 If I speak in the tongues but do not have love, I gain nothing.Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.