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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.

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

– Henry Miller

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

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

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

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

– Mary Oliver

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

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

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

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

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

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

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

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

– Napoleon

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

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

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"

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

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

– Corita Kent

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

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

– Eve Ensler

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– Annie Dillard

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

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

– Martha Beck

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

– Andrew Carnegie

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

– J.K. Rowling

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

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in your room.”

– A wisdomism