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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.

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

– Mary Oliver

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

– Goldie Hawn

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

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

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

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

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

– Zig Ziglar

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

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki

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

– T.S. Eliot

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

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

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

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

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

– J.K. Rowling

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

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

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

– Eckhart Tolle

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

– Thomas Edison

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

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

– Martha Beck

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

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

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

– General Omar Bradley

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

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

– Corita Kent

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

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

– Napoleon