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Celia Im, Lighting the Creative Spark

COLUMN = TRANSFORMATIONS

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.

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

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

– General Omar Bradley

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

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

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

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

– J.K. Rowling

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

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

– Muhammad Yunus

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

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

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

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– Groucho Marx

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

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

– Noela Evans

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

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

– Tony Robbins

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– Mary Oliver

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion