S3E23: Igniting Your Inner Flame Peaceful Wellness with Deb


As we look at this month’s theme of Revive, Reflect, Renew: A Journey to Inner Summer. Why am I sharing the “journey to inner summer?” As we are approaching the middle of the year and we’re embracing the warmth and vibrancy of July, we can use this time to recharge, to introspect, and reawaken the soul.

It’s important for us at this time of year to slow down from the hustle of life and focus on our emotional, mental and physical well being. As we venture through the month, this theme will be reflected through various practices, meditations, visualizations, sound baths, and certainly other pieces that I will share. I will be including these in a a new monthly program where I’ll give you a taste of that here, in the podcast and in the Facebook Group. But if you are interested in more, you can certainly go to the website and find The Radiant Heart program


How Mindfulness Can Help Revive Your Spirit

There’s an unwavering spirit within each of us, a spark that drives our passions, pursuits, and connections. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives, we sometimes let this inner flame flicker. However, the radiant warmth of July presents us a perfect time to stoke this fire and rejuvenate our spirits. I experienced this firsthand several years ago when life had seemed to lose its sheen. I found my energy at a constant low. And with my practice of mindfulness, it proved to be the breath that rekindled my passion and vibrancy. And this was after I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

The cornerstone of mindfulness is staying present and acknowledging our emotions and experiences without judgment. This practice played a transformative role in my life when I was going through a difficult phase. At the time when I was diagnosed, it was like a dark cloud casting a shadow over my heart. The stress that was coming from that health challenge, I felt exhausted mentally and physically. It was then that I really dove in more to my mindfulness practice. And I start my day, middle of the day and my day I was practicing mindfulness meditation. I found a safe haven in the present moment, away from the swirling chaos. I have been meditating since 1980 and at this writing it has been 43 years. It has made an impact in my life.

But sometimes when we go through these physical challenges or health challenges that arise, we either run away from it and sink lower or we can embrace what we can to help us. Focusing on my breath in those early days of the horrible flare ups that I had, and releasing the anxiety about the future.. I wanted my future to be more like my past of feeling healthy and active. When I did this, my spirit felt lighter.

When we learn to dwell in the present, we start noticing the simple yet profound aspects of life that often go unnoticed. For me, it was the morning sun painting patterns on my wall, the taste of my coffee, the sound of birds and chipmunks chittering away. It was in these little moments that I found my spirit dancing, rekindling my inner flame. I felt more energized. I returned to some of my yoga practice. This was around the end of 2016 and into the first months of 2017. I did whatever I could. I realized then that life isn’t merely about grand achievements; it’s about cherishing the small moments, the now.

As the weeks went by, I continued my routine of meditation, mindfulness and yoga. It felt like opening a window in a stuffy room, letting the fresh air sweep away the staleness, and in doing so, illuminating the once-forgotten passions and pursuits that truly made me happy. I played singing bowls, crocheted and anything to burn the inner flame brighter. Maybe for you it is being creative in other ways: dancing, singing, cooking, gardening, painting. It can be anything that you love and lifts your spirits.

This led me from shifting out of our spiritual organization my husband and I founded, to what my guidance was sharing with me. That was to “meet people where they are” and do so in a new business venture in early 2018, and this is where I am today.

So, as we embrace the vibrant warmth of July, I encourage you to explore the power of mindfulness. Remember, your inner flame is never entirely extinguished; it just needs some attention and care. Through mindfulness, let’s breathe life into this spark, allow it to ignite our passions, and guide us toward a renewed sense of purpose. When we light up from within, we not only brighten our own lives but also radiate warmth and positivity to those around us. Together, let’s make this journey to revive our spirit and illuminate the world with our inner summer.

Join me in this new monthly program, “The Radiant Path”:

The Radiant Path is a private, safe space that invites you to explore mind, body, and spirit practices to guide you through your journey towards holistic well-being, joy, and heart-centered living.

Together, we cultivate a vibrant community of the heart, where we support and uplift one another on the path to holistic well-being and self-discovery.

  • Explore new monthly themes, intentions and reflections
  • Embody mindfulness, meditation, breath, movement and sound that guide you through any challenge
  • Empower yourself with keys to living a joy-filled life
  • Embrace your unique gifts
  • Express yourself creatively, playfully and with deep meaning

Celebrate Transformation

  • New Class Every Week
  • The Power of Community
  • Well-Being and Healing
  • Love Yourself

Within The Radiance Path, we explore monthly themes, intentions, and reflections, offering a rich array of experiences including special meditations, talks, activities, journaling prompts, sound baths, affirmations, live sessions, and mini-workshops.

There’s a Reason You’re Here

We all struggle in our own way with stress, anxiety and overwhelm.

You may be looking to improve your overall well-being as you navigate life’s journey of changes, difficulties, disappointments, and transformations.

You know your heart holds much wisdom and you want to open it wide and listen to the Universe’s Guidance.

Some part of you is looking for guidance and community and tools to attend to your needs.

The path of transformation and healing is not instantaneous. It is a path that winds its way so that we may gain compassion, wisdom, and insight into our purpose.

You are ready to take the step into intention, peace and joy.

Transformation Begins Here at The Radiant Path

As you place your first step, you know that you are not alone in this journey. You have a radiant guide and assistance from companions along the way as you learn mindful resilience.

  • 24/7 Access to Site Materials and Community
  • Monthly Theme with Deep Exploration
  • Weekly Live Classes or Replays
  • Reflections and Practices
  • Deep Relaxing Meditations and Sound Baths
  • Supportive Community
  • Access on Your Own Time

Together, we cultivate a vibrant community of the heart, where we support and uplift one another on the path to holistic well-being and self-discovery. Through the transformative power of mind, body, and spirit techniques, we unlock the keys to living a joy-filled life and nurture our radiant essence from within. Embracing our unique gifts, we express ourselves creatively, playfully, and with deep meaning. Join The Radiance Path and become part of a heart-centered community, where compassionate transformation and vibrant well-being flourish.

We start in July with our first theme “Revive, Reflect, Renew: A Journey to Inner Summer.”

You will also have access to my daily live classes and meditation library with over 700 meditations and counting!

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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