Illuminating Hearts is a Love Lifestyle Collaboration out of the heartland conceived to help you imagine, solve, create and live vitally from the intelligence of the heart. Collaborators Astara (Lily Marie Livingston) and Orion (Ryan Lee Muff) cross-pollinate organic sound and energy tuning, science and spirituality, theory and the experiential to provide diverse innovative wellness services so that others may thrive. Our integrative offerings are woven from a multi-disciplinary eco-system of acoustics, metaphysics, mindfulness, mysticism, fluid movement, bioenergetics, sustainability, biomimicry, and biophilic design. We facilitate personalized and group sessions, guiding participants to the wisdom, creativity and healing within, empowering you to remember and become your truest Self: from our soul, heartifact and sound offerings, to our business innovation and wellness programs, to biophilic design consulting and sound lessons! Let us uncover your heartifacts and tune you up. Reconnect to nature. Harmonize with your essence. Live more authentically, soul-fully, and joy-fully.
Astara (Lily Marie Livingston) is a heartrepreneur, illuminator, writer, archaeomusician, pragmatic mystic, scholar, architect, poet, biophiliac, and wellness innovator with over 21 years of experience in metaphysics, intuitive spirituality and architecture. Astara’s sustainable architecture experience spans residential, retail, commercial, urban development, laboratory, transit projects, healthcare & wellness design. She has been strong a leader in the green building community for over 15 years, including past-chair of the Board of Directors of the USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter. She writes, speaks and teaches widely on metaphysics, biophilia, and wellness.
Astara’s shamanic training has included work with Laurie Bates, Nan Moss, David Corbin, Jose Stevens, Jill Kuykendall, Hank Wesselman, and Michael Harner. She has over a decade of experience with Angeles Arrien's Jungian archetype approach to the tarot and Spiritual Response Therapy. From her diverse experience, Astara created Heartifact Archaeology, an eco-system of metaphysical soul tools to invite others into empowerment, wholeness and authenticity.
Astara knows life is an eco-system and calls it a symphony of love. Her joy is to bring people back in touch with their essence and reconnect them to nature. Astara wakes up each morning to empower others to follow their heart—their wildest dreams. She knows being alive is a great dance and can often be found at her piano playing and singing rock and roll.
Strengths: Empathy, Connectedness, Maximizer, Ideation and Positivity
Orion (Ryan Lee Muff) is a diverse, biodynamic, mindful, sustainable, organic sound farmer, cultivating heart-centered living. Orion’s diverse professional background includes being an aerospace physiology trainer in the Air Force, an emergency medical technician (EMT-basic), an educator (K-12), a volunteer fireman, a professional musician, a construction worker, as well as a corporate trainer/supervisor at Best Buy. Orion holds a Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt furthering his passion for collaboration and working in diverse teams to improve performance and proficiency in a project. In addition to his passion for sound, Orion is also an artist and a skilled woodworker. His wide range of experience over the past 25 years lends to his gifts as a facilitator and teacher, innovator, pragmatic mystic, builder and archaeomusician.
Over many years, the didgeridoo, flute, and gong have taught him to resonate with the world from the heart through breath and rhythm. His true nature and calling is being a channel for sacred sounds to sonically create space for you. Orion knows we are all plucked, strummed, bowed and blown into vibration and resonance by a cosmic love. When he isn’t weaving a sonic palette, he can be found building artisan furniture from reclaimed wood or walking with Astara and their amazing “Brown Dog".
Strengths: Ideation, Woo, Maximizer, Relator and Strategic