Read these 5 books to transform your life

Read these 5 books to transform your life

Reading these books, wisdom that had been tucked away in my bones re-emerged, singing itself back to life. Some call this awakening. To me, it felt like remembering some magic I had known long, long ago. It’s exhilarating—and so empowering.

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How to live life as an act of devotion

How to live life as an act of devotion

The island of Bali has many secrets to reveal, if we take the time to pause and receive them. A year after my visit, I'm still reflecting on the most beautiful piece of wisdom I brought back with me: Sacred is not secret. Life can be lived as a beautiful act of devotion--to ourselves, and to others.

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Create a system of love: be the system of love

Create a system of love: be the system of love

What is surging with crystal clarity for me is this:

The power to choose and act from love will always be stronger than choosing to act from fear and hatred.

Not a single one of us would be here on this planet if this weren’t true. Those who are committing these acts of hatred and violence have no idea of the power of love--none. Let’s show them.

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Self-empowerment in disguise: embracing your fear

Self-empowerment in disguise: embracing your fear

What if, instead of fighting our fears, we sang them lullabies?

Mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote that every “devil is a god who has not been recognized.” What if this pain point, my fear—that devil—was just a god I hadn’t yet acknowledged? Can I learn to love my fear?

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Find the ultimate self-empowerment at the heart of home

Find the ultimate self-empowerment at the heart of home

Like any wild thing buried deep, it claws its way back to the surface, revitalized after its forced hibernation. As much as we try, we can’t resist. It will not be denied. And we love it.

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Create your own spell: an exercise in creative self-empowerment

Create your own spell: an exercise in creative self-empowerment

It was my first spell, one of my first tricks for creative self-empowerment.

I didn’t know it then, didn’t know that I could imprint myself on the world and invite it to cooperate and conspire with me.

Didn’t understand that we are all capable of everyday magic.

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A life lesson from my self-empowerment guru: my dog

A life lesson from my self-empowerment guru: my dog

“This is the best moment of my life,” they bark. “Wait! No, this is! Here’s what you need to know: Just jump up and down and shout with joy! That’s all there is! Oh, and food! Oh my god is that a BALL? Life is so fantastic! We have everything we could possibly need! Are you with me?”

This is where we get to choose—we can engage as much or as little as we want. We can lean into the story and get every bit of life we can squeeze from the moment. Or, we can push it aside and say, “You play, I’ll just watch.”

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How to spark your creative self-empowerment: The art of the medicine bag

How to spark your creative self-empowerment: The art of the medicine bag

Creativity is like the gateway drug to self-empowerment, because creativity always starts with the rush of desire.

And desires... they come from the heart. Nothing more powerful than that. Our truest, deepest desires are our treasures.

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Imaginary Conversations with the Dalai Lama: Part I

Why do I laugh? Because you can't spread joy with a knife.

Sometimes, when I lie in bed at night unable to sleep, I think about what I would say to the Dalai Lama. I don't know why. He just seems fun.

What would you say?

Love + courage,
Calee

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