The prayer I wrote for my name changing ceremony. Embracing my spiritual name…

FullSizeRender-1 Beautiful Creator, God/Goddess, Mother/Father, Universe, All That Is,

We thank you.

In these new times that we are traversing on this planet earth, help us to be brave.

Help us to remember that each day is a gift and tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Help us to live from our heart, in harmony with our inner truth and our divine calling, in service to humanity and the world.

Help us to remember that we are creative sparks of Spirit and with every thought and feeling we emit, we are creating our world. Help us to see life’s challenges as opportunities to stay focused on creating heaven on earth.

Help us to forgive everyone for everything, including and especially ourselves.

Help us to eradicate fear and doubt from our minds and hearts, so that we can live fully without hesitation, in our light and in our glory, bathing the world with our greatest joy,

Help us to remember that if we want peace and harmony in the world that we must have in it our own hearts. Please help us heal ourselves, our ancestors and our relationships. Heal our families and our communities, and fill them with peace now and forever.

Help us to love each other better, because In the end, love is truly all that matters. Help us to see the best in everyone and honor each person’s individual path.

Help us to remember that each moment is a chance to start again, that we are free, free to create the life we imagine, free to be ourselves, free to just be.

Help us to surrender each day to your guidance, knowing that we are never alone and you are just a thought away.

Help us to remember that where there is light, darkness cannot exist and the light is who we are. Help us to see ourselves as the miracle we are.

Help us to remember that at our deepest level of being, we are love, we are light, we are One.

Help us to live in the Oneness as many moments as we can, so our light will ignite the fire in other souls.

Help us to see beauty everyday all around us, in us and in others, even when it’s hard.

Thank you for blessing us with true divine abundance in all ways, thank you for this beautiful planet earth, for our health, our friends, our families, for this opportunity to be alive in this unique and momentous new time here on earth. Amen.

May the blessings of All That You Are be reflected back upon you, and may your magnificent heart radiate them out into the world for all to receive.

Love, SoulFire

My father’s passing. Love never dies.

75251be60a7e2027685393fb51006387It was Saturday, September 5th, and I was on my way to fire island to work for the day. I opened my email in the morning and deleted the usual gazillion emails from my Dad, most of them silly forwards. My Dad had a stroke around 14 years ago and never fully recovered; the computer and technology were his best friend. There was one however that caught my attention: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”  (Revelation 21:4) I felt so sad after reading this. One, because I had been going through a really rough time in my life recently and still struggling to heal my heart and two, because this was the scripture I put on my daughters’ fathers’ mass card when he died. All day long, even in my most favorite place in the world, I couldn’t shake this sadness. I had a new client that day with back pain and her 8 year old daughter came over to me while I was working on her Mom, put her arms around me and told me she loved me. I had to fight back the tears. Then as we were finishing up with the tab, her angel daughter kept hugging me and wouldn’t let me go. Looking back now I realize she knew I was sad and was going to need those hugs. As I was riding my bike back to my car I passed by a church with a mass happening. Funny I never knew there was a church on that street. I stopped my bike and sat outside on the front steps and listened to the mass. I thought about my father and couldn’t help feeling this terrible ache in my heart. As I was driving home across the Robert Moses Bridge I prayed to my angels to send me a friend, that I didn’t want to be alone that night. When I got home I got a text from my brother, “Dad just died.” I knew it. My Dad knew it too, he knew he was going to die that day. It was bitter sweet for me because I was never close to my father. He adopted me when I was 4 years old, and even though I lived with him when my parents got divorced, we were never close or had a good relationship. I felt sad because I wasn’t there for him and I cried because I lost a father that I never really had, and that was like a double loss. At that moment I began talking to my Dad like he was right next to me. It felt like he was with me. I said to him, “Dad if you are here can you be a father to me now and be there for me? I need help. I am struggling and I am hurt, please help me.”  I was walking my dog, Karma, as the tears were flowing down my face and within a few minutes I felt a relief within.  I felt the sadness and pain dissolve, and I could breathe deeply again. I felt light.  It was amazing. The angels had already had a call in to my friend Lisa…and she came over with sushi and chocolate and stayed till midnight talking with me. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Since my Dad has passed I have had a better relationship with him now than I had when he was alive. He couldn’t help me when he was stuck in his disabled human body in Florida, but now that he is free, in his spiritual essence, he is with me and helping me everyday to heal my heart. My Dad can be with me now just as quickly as I think about him. I find peanut shells, (his nickname for me was peanut or peanup), and I see his initials FJZ on license plates all the time. In India when someone leaves their body they say they are now in their “big form.” Meaning they are now everywhere, connected to us all. It makes sense. Our true essence is soul, light, infinite consciousness. When we are in a limited human body there is only so much we can do. When we are free of the body, or the “suit” we are truly free and are everywhere.  I am amazed at this miracle and grateful to have my Dad back in my life now when I need him the most. I pray that if you have lost a loved one that you know that they are still with you in spirit and always will be. Know that they are truly free and at peace. They are home with God, surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance, and they are with you. Love is the only thing in this Universe that doesn’t die. May you be surrounded by infinite love and unconditional acceptance and peace. God bless us all.

Listening to your body, the most accurate instrument you have

stef1234I recently experienced a minor set back in my physical fitness. I found out last fall I have a pretty good tear in the meniscus in my knee.  Last summer I got the intuitive hit or message from my higher self that I need to do more strength training for my body, especially my legs and hips. I ignored that message and thought I could just continue with my running bare foot on the beach and do my intense yoga poses and not suffer the consequences. But my body told me different. With each injury or even illness or disease we experience  there is usually a lesson to be learned. The key is we have to be paying attention. Simple but powerful advice for anything in life…”Pay attention.”

Remember each day we wake up we are different, constantly regenerating. There is nothing stagnant about what’s going on inside your body. Billions of cells die every day and billions more are created. All without your will. Amazing!

It’s important to keep in perspective that even though we have this amazing body, it’s not who we are at our core. It’s something we have, it’s not who we are and it does not define us. Being in a physical body is a gift. Our body is the vehicle or vessel through which our soul expresses our individual divine imprint on the earth. It’s the vehicle that allows your soul to shine.

When you are in tune with your body, your life is smooth and harmonious. Your body is a finely tuned instrument that can guide you to the choices for your highest good when you are in sync with it, from exercise to rest to nutrition and pretty much everything. It’s amazing if you think about it, we came from the union of an egg and a sperm. We are pretty miraculous. Let’s start treating ourselves like the miracle we are. Namaste!

 

 

Compassionate heart.

There are times when my heart feels so sad. I am a very sensitive soul and I feel things so deeply. I’ve been told I have a lot of extra “antennas”, more than most people.  This is a double edged sword for me.  It’s good for my clients and students that I work with, but it’s hard for me when I’m having conflict in relationship not to overreact and get so emotional. When I feel stuck in this emotion of sadness that I just can’t seem to shake, my way out is to pray to God as such:  ”Use my sadness God. Help me to not close down my heart and shut off from the world but help me to stay open in the pain and sorrow. Use my broken heart to help heal the heart of another. Thank you. Amen.”  When we are suffering that’s when we are the most understanding and compassionate to others pain and suffering. That is what I have learned. “Use my pain to help heal another” is a very powerful mantra. What this mantra or prayer is actually doing is giving you the space to breathe again and to shift into a higher awareness that we are all connected and we are not alone in our sorrow.  It brings you back to your innate compassionate inner wisdom. Sometimes that is all you need for your heart to be happy again. Try it next time you are struggling and see what happens.  I pray for your happiness and that all beings everywhere be free.
Namaste. Love, SoulFire

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Where the name SoulFire came from

black and white angelIt was brought to my attention recently that my name change from Stefania to SoulFire was not understood correctly.  The transformation that I went through in 2013 was a huge shift for me in so many ways.  There were a lot of endings and a lot of new beginnings. The details are too extensive for this blog but I will be including it in my book.  With regard to the name SoulFire, that is the name that my Guardian Angels call me. I also have a symbol, which is a vertical line with wispy lines going through it that represent the fire. My new SoulFire logo has the symbol in the middle.  If you look closely you can see it. All of this is explained on my new website http://ignitethesoulfire.com/ under the “about” tab. It is tradition in India that you receive a spiritual name from your teacher or guru,  much like in Catholicism and other religions. I never had a guru but I do have four fabulous Guardian angels (Carmen, Victor, Archangel Raphael and Archangel Michael) and one spirit guide (Omi my twin brother from our lifetime in Tibet); otherwise known as the Fab Five! To me they are my family. I love them so much and feel their love and support around me all the time. I will admit I was a little hesitant about “coming out” with my new name and telling people where it came from. I know there are some people that will think I am coo coo, but it’s the truth and I am not afraid to share it.  Angels are just as real as you and I.  I love my angelic name, SoulFire. It makes me so happy to hear people calling me by my new name. It makes my heart sing!  For those of you who are interested in knowing who your Guardian angels are and actually be able to communicate with them, reach out to Dana Livoti. It is through her gift of communication with the angels that changed my life. (631) 245-5705 angelintuition@yahoo.com