What’s YOUR “Special Sauce”?

Lately in all the circles and communities I move and connect I hear people saying that the past two months have been “hard” from an emotional standpoint. What made me ponder about this is that I kept hearing comments such as barely coping, mourning, in grief, longing for something, confused and taking a stand (just to name a few) from a wide spectrum of people across industries and continents!

I too have felt stretched waaaayyy beyond my already stretched un-“comfortable” zone and I have been challenged to show up at a higher level of service, clarity and performance. My way of handling this was to multiply my self-exploration time, getting more training, and surrendering to Divine guidance while wavering in between trust and fear. 

One of the many gems that showed up for me, as a result, is the absolute certainty that the moments when I struggle the most are the ones when I forget to trust the Universe/Source/God/Creator, and when I disconnect from the knowledge that we are all One.  One more concept was underlined and highlighted in bold letters in my mind, and that is that we are all here for A PURPOSE! And if we don’t give room for this purpose to show up, if we don’t gain clarity on what it is and what is your unique “special sauce” it will exhaust you, make you sick, even kill you! I am “deadly” serious.

This is an invitation for you to dive deep and to ask yourself questions such as:

·      Am I clear on what is it that gives meaning to my life, here, now?
·      Do I know what is my sacred purpose?
·      I am in touch with the fire within that will propel me forward no matter what?
·      Am I showing up at my highest level of performance for myself and my loved ones and my mission?

For you, who already know what your “secret sauce” is, then this is an invitation to keep delving deeper, and by all means, would you tell me what your secret sauce is?

For all of us, the key question is “in what way can I be MORE EXTRA-ordinary than ever before”. Now, more than ever, our loved ones and humanity as a whole needs us to be the better version of ourselves that we can be!

Namasté my friend!


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi
Spiritual Life Coach

PS: By all means share your special sauce with me!

It Only Takes 3 Minutes

Lately, I have been rejoicing in the flow of manifestation. Yes. I said manifestation. I have known the term and I have been studying and aligning with the Law of Attraction for many years now. I have had the joy of seeing it at work in my life in many ways, and more and more these days, in absolutely clear and concrete ways.

In 2007 a friend of mine invited me to watch this “new awesome movie that just came out” called “The Secret”.  Yes, you ready correctly!!! It was 2007. Only 12 years ago. At the time the idea that we create our reality seemed a radical and new idea. Nowadays we’ve heard and read about it and you may come across it here and there continuously.

But there is a caveat to it.

You have probably heard the most well-known piece about the “Law of Attraction”: what you think, speak and act, you create and therefore it is important to watch your thoughts, words and deeds. 

However, in the above statement there is one missing link. The Universe, Creation, Source, responds to feelings and emotions, therefore, when you just think something it is not enough to manifest it. It takes FEELINGS to manifest something. It takes vibrating to the emotion of already having the one thing you desire. 

And how do you do that you may ask?

Doing exactly that. You’ve got to feel and emote. 

It takes just 3 minutes a day.

In the morning, when you are fresh right after your meditation, or your ritual, or your walk, or your yoga, or your… whatever you do to feel good, put your timer to 3 minutes, close your eyes, and visualize the very thing you desire to manifest. Visualize it and emote it. Observe yourself doing it, feel the smile come on your lips, allow the laughter to come out. 

This is powerful stuff. You may think 3 minutes is too little? Do it and you will learn that in our inner “quantum” time, 3 minutes is a lot! There is so much you can visualize and feel and emote in 3 minutes.

Do it consistently, every single dayand don’t give up until you are living the very thing you are visualizing. Trust me. It works.

Love and light,


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi

Life Coach & Healer

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What’s your part?

I can’t stop listening to this song this morning, I am including the video below so you can listen to it too; it’s called Glorious by One Voice Children’s Choir.

As I finished my morning ritual, my meditation, my prayers, and my sacred time journaling and channeling, this song kept “singing” inside my head and I knew I had to share it.

2020 started on a tumultuous foundation of political upheaval with superpowers versus middle east playacting and the Earth “literally” on-fire! I have learned the hard way that we can’t help transform what is going on by focusing on the disaster since energy flows where focus goes. The more you watch the news and you see images of war, fires, and devastation, the more you are calling in exactly the thing you want to go away.

The Universe answers to feelings. Emotion is the language of creation. My Spirit Guides are leading me to do my part by guiding YOU to call in YOUR life mission and support you as you start living it!

We MUST rise-up and do what we came here to do NOW. There is no more time for doubts, fear or playing small. If you know you are being held back by thoughts such as: “who am I to create big change”, or “I am just one person I can’t change things”, or “I don’t know if I have it in me”, or any other inner dialogue that is keeping you frozen, held back and unfulfilled, PLEASE reach out, contact me, share what is going on for you. If you know what you need please tell me so I can support you and if you don’t know what you need let’s talk and figure it out together. Here is a link to book a “Purpose Activation” free call so we can do just that.

I invite you to light a candle and set an intention to live a life of purpose, magic and meaning before you watch and listen the video-song below. I have listened to it many times this morning and every time it brings tears of joy and empowerment to my eyes and it lifts my heart.

Purpose, Love, Grace and Light,

Valerie Shakti Bottazzi

Life Coach & Healer


“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” [IMO, Emerson]


It’s not too late!

The New Year is here, heck, the New Decade is here, however, you are still on time to set high intentions for the new journey!

There are 3 practices I use and coach with to help prepare yourself for a powerful time.
I recommend you do all of these, as described below, in one sitting. Take at least 1 hour of time, create a sacred place where you sit down with your journal and connect within with the following guidance.

1. Release The Old. If you haven’t done it yet. The idea is to re-visit with your thoughts the decade we have just left behind, and in more detail the year 2019. Think of what topics, things, areas and people, are stopping you from living the best version of yourself. With intention release them, bless them, and send them in to the light knowingly choosing to leave them in the past.

2. Honor What You Did. Now make a list of 50 things you accomplished during the past year. YES FIFTY!!! Believe me, you have. They can be small or big, but they must be at least fifty. This exercise will leave you with a sense of accomplishment. We tend to forget how much we have done.

3. Set High Intentions. Finally, think about those things you want to create, those people you want to connect, reconnect, guide and be guided by and with, those events you want to live, and those things you want to transform. Honor what you have already done, those relationships you want to enrich, and visualize, think, feel and write it all down!

These 3 steps will make you enter this new decade with a feeling of possibility, joy and empowerment. It will connect you with YOUR unique vision and gifts helping you bring forth the maximum from yourself and into the world.

Begin today creating a big wonderful container to live your best ever decade of your life!

Valerie Shakti Bottazzi

Life Coach & Healer

“People tend to overestimate what they can do in 1 year and underestimate what they can do in a decade.” [Tony Robbins]

Momentum: Why is it important?


I used to hear my coaches tell me how I had to build momentum in my life and business and, to tell you the truth, at that time I couldn’t quite grasp what they meant.

Now I know that as we embark on our path to making our dreams come true we often find ourselves in resistance mode. This is because in order to say YES to our dreams we must do something different than what we have been doing…AND chances are that the way in which we lived our life before saying YES to this new version of ourselves that we are calling in, albeit lacking luster seems safer than the unknown that is ahead of us.

To step up and reach towards a better version of ourselves implies that we are going to have to move beyond those self-imposed limits. To manifest a reality where we are living our passions we have to become a vibrational match to that vision, and this means we must learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Everything starts with one small step. It’s the 1 degree course correction I’ve spoken about before (read blog post here) that ensures you transform your life in a big way!

Momentum is the resulting magnifying element that comes from keeping your eye on the ball, your vision clear and your fire going. Momentum is the force that is behind those times when your life picks up speed and in a seemingly magical way, everything you’ve been working for comes alive all at the same time.

Momentum is the energy that propels you forward as you propel forward yourself and it is a fundamental piece in the journey of transformation. Momentum carries information, it’s telling you that you are being consistent and are staying on-course.

Momentum is the result of moving to gain clarity. We cannot know the whole journey from a static point, we must take one step in order to know where we must go next.

Momentum is important because it is the a force that is created through your own strength, the one you showed by becoming clear on what you desire, by fueling your passion understanding your motivation and taking one small step after another in an inspired way.

Are you building momentum today to ensure you co-create your purposeful life?

Love and light,


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi
Life Coach & Healer

“Almost any decision is better than no decision — just keep moving.” [Danielle LaPorte]

Why gratitude?

Why is everyone so gung-ho about gratitude? Why is it so difficult to connect with the emotions of gratitude some times?

A few years back I went through a phase where I was waking up with anxiety attacks daily. I was very good at using meditation and energy healing techniques to do what is known as a “spiritual bypass” and overcome this state.

The problem with utilizing techniques to overcome the anxiety attack is that I was leaving the core issue unattended. The underlying trauma that was getting me a panic attack was kept alive and kicking, so every day I had to overcome the same anxiety building up during the night.

At that time a friend of mine was giving me the advice to use gratitude as a door to open up to love and get over the morning anxiety. When she was talking to me about gratitude I could not relate to what she was saying. Intellectually I understood her words but I couldn’t connect emotionally with what she was saying. This inability to relate at an emotional level to gratitude sent me further into a downward spiral of anxiety and fear.

As I deepened my studies working with energy I learned that you cannot leap from the lowest vibration of fear and anxiety straight into gratitude and appreciation which are opposite ends of the emotional vibrational scale. I learned that I had to work my way out from fear and anxiety in incremental steps.

From where I stood emotionally I could connect and envision myself feeling better, more at peace and evenly keeled emotionally in my daily life. It was a matter of doing it in baby steps.

There is something known as the scale of emotional frequency (Ref. David R. Hawkins in his “The Map of Consciousness Explained – see image) that shows the lower vibration emotions being shame and guilt, and as you move upwards you find grief, fear and anger. The pivotal point on the scale is with the emotion of courage.

From the moment you feel courageous your vibration rises as you lean into fear and start believing there is hope for you.

The highest vibration emotions on the scale rise as we shift from courage to love, to gratitude all the way to God Consciousness.

I did my healing moving up on the scale one step at a time. I worked my way from panic attacks daily to anxiety feelings sparingly to feeling good and at ease. When I leveled up I started waking up in the mornings feeling good and clear headed. Only then I was able to lean into fear tapping into my courage, creating a new vision of what was possible for me, believing in it, and YES, I was then able to connect emotionally with love and gratitude.

We have been given the ability to create our world in harmony with the Divine. I urge you to use your God-given gift… and, of course, feel gratitude for it. That is why I work with men and women so they can say YES to their spiritual gifts. I want YOU to prosper and live your own version of a magical and meaningful life.

Let’s shine bright together!

Love and light,


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi
Life Coach & Healer


“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” [Gilbert C. Chesterton]