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Celia Im, Lighting the Creative Spark

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Dr. Celia Im is the founder of the unique personal development program, Lighting the Creative Spark,, which is a transformational tool that uses music to awaken, enlighten, and empower clients so they can release old, negative patterns that are keeping them from being happy, healthy, and effective.

Celia is an international, award-winning musician and has taught on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University. Her degrees include a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Peabody Conservatory, a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, and a certification in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

In her workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats, she uses a seven-step transformational process to guide business leaders, politicians, artists, and others to achieve a greater sense of wellness, creativity, and leadership.

“The music,” she says, “is the key that unlocks old memories and beliefs. It’s what helps people go more deeply inside their unconscious to find their true passions and talents.”

She has developed a new seven-stage process called Harmonic Resonance Integration. “Learn more about that here.“http://celiaim.com/index.php?s=shop&c=cds

For more information, visit Celia’s website www.celiaim.com.

We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”

– Douglas Coupland

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Never never never never give up.”

– Winston Churchill

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha