To the fun people… who do hefty, serious things in life but are usually ready to have a laugh, add energy and see things in a different light… #Playful: Happy and full of energy; eager to play; having fun; lighthearted; being unencumbered by your […]
Our world will know the blessings of peace when the power of love replaces the love of power.
Pakikipagkapwa is a worldview that within one’s loob or deepest inner being, there is not just a shared humanity but also a shared inner life that connects us with each other and with all cosmic existence. 11 years later, how would I rewrite what I wrote for the […]
There are times we must journey through darkness… and like our ancestors who looked to the stars in the velvety night sky, we can navigate ourselves by the pinpoints of Light from without—and our inner glow from within.
Divisiveness is a wicked distraction. What really matters is… Who really benefits from a divided people? #distractions #weareallconnected #sacredinterconnection #kapwa #pakikipagkapwa #loveconquersall #peace #thepointreallyis #whatreallymatters @omehra_sigahne lifelightlove.com #meditation #meditate #love #innerpeace #innerwarrior #fearnothing #courage #fear #fearmongering #watchout #watchoutworld #beware #propoganda #news #divideandconquer
The Babaylan Mandala has been adapted by the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother’s Council retreat event. With this new rendering, through symbolic art and soul, our Philippine Lolas and the Babaylan are joined with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I have given SPECIAL permission […]
We must remember to shine the brightest we can when we are in the darkest times, the darkest places. It can be hard. So very hard when your heart is heavy. And that is when most you are called to lighten up, stand in […]
AWAKE. Raise your frequency to that of Love. And to whatever is not-love send a beam of light and love. #awakening #awake #wakeup #love #kapwa #pakikipagkapwa #magandakayamoyan #beautifulyoucandohardthings #bestrong #shine #shinementality #sparkle @omehra_sigahne #lifecoach #1to1lifecoach #lifelightlove.com #meditate #contemplate #innerpeace #innerwarrior #lightwork #light #lightinthedarkness
When I was a little girl, my mom was looking for her stapler. She found me using it with a mess of scrap fabric all around me. When I saw her standing in the doorway while I was stapling a miniature skirt together, I […]
Love yourself. Become the best you for you… for those you love… be a gift for the world.
This post’s title might sound like a presumptuous, tall order, but really, this book has had a profound impact on hundreds, and I don’t doubt at all, thousands of Filipino-American psyches, including my own. Leny Strobel’s Coming Full Circle, the book that started my […]
The Healthy, Happy Holy Organization describes the purpose of a spiritual name: A spiritual name is a vibration and a tool that helps to elevate your energy through the power of its nadh (inner sound current), and through the divine essence of its meaning. It is […]
In the early 90s, I quit my job as an art director to become a full time mom. To prevent boredom, I began a quest to be Martha Stewart. Or some imitation of her. This created silly notions of Super Mom for me and […]
Please comment or share a story on how you say “bahala na” or or hear it said. Please share how you can use it as an empowering phrase or affirmation now. This was initially published at Pinay.com and BahalaNaMeditations.com.
Life can be like juggling. Juggling bowling balls. And bocce balls. The heavy dense balls we play with. A few weeks ago, in April I was juggling three heavy bowling balls of a corporate job, my family/home, and publishing Pinay.com. I spent my free, […]
Would you like a custom Baybáyin name mandala? Each one is special for each person it is made for. Up until the end of May, I’ll take your order for one if you make a donation to Pinay.com and mention this code KALULUWA (is visayan for “soul”). […]
The following exploration is just me finding new meaning in old ways. Here are: Philippine every-day phrases that acknowledge the beauty within others. Po and opo are tagalog words and mostly spoken by younger folk to elders or superiors. Po is used to […]
“My art on someone else’s body.” It’s a strange thing to say. I never thought that the babaylan mandala would become a tatak, so meaningful that others would want it tattooed on their own skin. (In the Philippines tattoo is “tatak.”) I observe. I […]
The old oak tree in the center of town is lit up for the holidays. I could just sit there and stare at the lights for hours… When you let your gaze soften it’s like being in a swirl of stars captured in a […]
No more procrastinating! I can dream up tons of things. I’m super creative. Where I get stuck is ACTION. I can mull over ideas many many times in my head. I sort of get caught up in a mind maze of great ideas… Well […]
Without knowing it, I waited to make this public. After this awful election and the post election hate attacks, I realize that Life is too short. We must seek to be kind, speak our truth, take a stand for what is good and right, […]
I became a licensed facilitator for the Desire Map workshop this January 2016. Then thanks to my BFF Valerie Tapalla, of the Wilma Cruz Tapalla Institute of Manila, I held my first Desire Map L1 workshop, on Core Desired Feelings, just this past January 22nd. Valerie made […]
Maya Angelou’s quotes have been on my desk for over 10 years. They mean a lot to me. Good advice I want to act on: Dare to live life. Thrive, don’t just survive. It’s not always easy. Most times I don’t see the words […]
I once was deprived of pie and quiche. For health reasons I have been on a gluten-free diet for over a year. But now no more pie-deprivation! Because I discovered a gluten free pie crust!!! (Chorus of angelic voices singing refrain of Handel’s Ode to Joy) […]
“Balay-balay” is a Visayan term that means children playing house. “Balay,” pronounced with the last syllable rhyming with “fly,” means house in the hiligaynon language in the Philippines. I created a Balay-Balay pinterest board full of neat home decorating and organizing ideas. I’m not big on decorating-in-action […]
I know now that moving AND getting rid of unnecessary things is the physical act of dismantling my world and re-assemblying it to align with my spiritual life and my mission. It’s been so hard to let go of beloved furniture and decorations. It was […]
What will end the cause of racism? My friend Iraya’s FB post gave me pause for thinking. And I commented this: “I just want to share about my own experience of prejudice and hate and why i think that fear is hate, and hate […]
This guy makes me think about Filipinos today who look to ancient Philippine symbolism in baybayin and tattoos for inspiration. Saki Mafundikwa urges African graphic designers to draw on ancient writing symbolism of Africa for fresh inspiration. It’s summed up in his favorite Ghanaian […]
I live in Texas. My two older sons, who are distinctly hapa (mixed asian and white) have experienced racism from all colors—mexicans, blacks AND whites. My two older children are still processing the racism and bullying they experienced in Texas middle school and high […]