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

– Muhammad Yunus

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Jimi Hendrix

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

– Anthony Trollope

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

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
 And then, if we are true to plan,
 Our statures touch the skies.”

– Emily Dickinson

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

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

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

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

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

– Nelson Mandela

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

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

– Martha Beck

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

– Michelle Sedas

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

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

– William James

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

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

– Leon Joseph Suenens

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

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

– Martha Beck

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

– Marcel Proust

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

– Charles Dickens

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

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– T.S. Eliott

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

– Norwegian proverb

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

– Edgar W. Howe

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

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

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

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

– Lao Tzu

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

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

– Andrew Carnegie

Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”

– John Lennon

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

– William Butler Yeats

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

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

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

– E.B. White

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

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones