Love and Care for The Self

In this hurried world of constant go and often overwhelmed feelings placed upon our beings, we often forget. We often forget that the pressures, weight and energies of outside forces and beings can stand upon us like a heavy stone placed on soft and gentle moss.

As the gentle moss, we try to convince ourselves that we always spring and bounce back moving on with living and ourselves. However, there are times when so many stones have been placed on that same patch of moss that an indentation is left behind. A visual reminder of all the heaviness that has been put upon that gentle being.

It can be habit forming, to continually allow stones of various weight and sizes to be placed upon that soft spot over and over again. In time, with the neglect of our own self-care and self-love it becomes a scarred patch, a baldness upon our beings.

As we travel through and along our journeyed paths we cannot always be prepared for what will transpire. There will be moments of happiness and joy, but there will also be moments of heaviness and sadness. Happy is happy – hard is hard – love is love – pain is pain. Instantaneously we verbally throw these moments onto others. Sometimes we’re looking for comfort, sometimes we’re looking for answers and sometimes we’re wanting to harness both. Even in the act of acquiring those moments we often go back and continue to neglect ourselves. We tend to forget that self-love and self-care should be at the highest planes of our energetical beings.

This does not mean that we should not allow ourselves to offer our own light beings to others in times of difficulty or goodness, but it should mean that we as beings are taking care of the self. Standing by a lake this afternoon while doing some reflection I started thinking about all of the things that are happening when my being feels that life is going well. Everything that came to mind from relationships to creative passions, for me, fell into two categories; self-love and self-care.

When either of these areas are being neglected in my day to day living I recognize that my being of light is off. I’ve noticed that in those times I can feel like a planet who has gone out of orbit. When I do me and take care of the self (my light being) not only am I in a place of feeling light and goodness, but in turn I can have that energy mutually exchanged while in the presence of others.

Life is not predictable and there are many times that the unpredictability can bring fantastic new pieces to our star beings, but it’s important to remember that the brightest light and the most awesome star explosions manifest from the self-love and self-care that we nurture and sustain within and from our own beings. There is no star brighter than our own light, and no love greater than the love we give ourselves.

 

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Share Your Creative Being

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Be who you are. Try your best not to compare yourself to the living existence of others. You are a unique being who can bring something to the spaces and places of this world that no one else can, the gift of you.

Tap into the gift of you and find your creative passion (your uniqueness) to share with the world. It’s living within you, and you must allow yourself the bravery of vulnerability to gift it out to the universe.

The universe instilled this creative being within you, and the universe wants you to let it sing. It makes no difference what your song is; painting, sewing, writing, photography, growing gardens….what matters is that you allow your being – your soul to sing it. This is your heart song.

It’s a song that only you can hear, but in turn becomes a symphony of music – color – light when shared. You are a part of the universe’s creative palette. A palette of so many colors and unique strokes with each movement of your being’s brush.

Do not let anyone tell you that you do not have a gift to bring. Do not let anyone tell you that you are not a creative being. Those are moments (if and when they happen) when your being can exclaim, “Fuck You!” You know your inner light is there, and you know how it makes you feel when you start to sing it out.

The world is waiting, but more importantly, your inner being is waiting – waiting to express, share, and shower this universe with the uniqueness that is you. What are you waiting for?

Pick up that pen, paintbrush, sewing needle, camera, stick of glue etc. Let your heartsong burst from your being like a giant supernova exploding overhead. The universe is ready for you, I promise, and the winds are ready to carry your song.

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Today’s Wish

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Memories are like little time capsule vestibules. They bury themselves within the neurons of your brain space laying silently until awakened by unplanned moments.

The moments that occur do not realize that they are effecting you. The moments are just taking place and going on about their day. They are completely unaware of any experiences in your life that internally are being set off like a million bursting fireworks. Little explosions that you feel surging up, releasing and then raining down on your insides like a fire burning up a mountainside.

Sometimes, sometimes you wish these moments did not occur. The feels that can be associated with them can feel heavy like an over-sized coat of suited armor. The tears you wish to cry do not always find their way to the surface, but instead, surge through your being like a flooding river washing away the bank.

As much as the feels can be heavy, and as much as the feels can feel draining on your being – feel them anyway. Feel them for all that they remind you of. The humans you are missing, the risk(s) you did not take, the things in life you allow to be barriers to following your heart song. Feel them – honor yourself and the memory. Remind yourself that you are among the breathing and that you have the ability to make today what you wish. The wish does not have to be grand. It can be as simple as taking a walk and gazing at the stars. What is your wish for today?

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Being of Light

There is a light within you. At times it illuminates your being and radiates like a thousand blazing suns. On occasion it sits quietly and offers whispers in the dark so you are not alone.

This light is yours and yours alone. How you feed it, and how you choose to ignite it is only matched by the journey you are on, choices you make and entrances into your being that you allow.

Healing and releasing, taking on lessons that are not always the easiest to endure and breathing in while at times all you wish to do is remain silent can feel cumbersome and tiring. Take them all in. Breath them deep into the depths of the places within you that have been long forgotten.

When you allow yourself to sit in silence and be with your light – you can hear it, you can feel it you can see it as it projects from the pores of your soul and you can share it with the vastness of the universe around you. Offering this gift and sharing it with others provides for vulnerability, but it also allows for other beings of light to find you – walk with you – share with you. Light never dims when it is shared. It grows and illuminates the darkest places.

There are moments – places – people – spaces that you will encounter on your journey. With many of these traveled portions of your journey you will find a connection – a peace – an understanding. Allow yourself to honor these occurrences, they are here to guide and join you. Honor the emotions and feel the surge in your circuitry. These are special moments and they beg to be remembered – honored – visited again.

When you are a being of light you feel and connect with the magic. You come to an understanding that the light of which you carry will not diminish and will grow exponentially like pinpoints of light in a deep velvet sky when it is nurtured…when it is shared.

In the silence of night you can hear and feel your being, it’s connection to the earth’s breathing and the somewhat uncomfortable comfort of your own self awareness. It’s in these moments when we align with the universe and acknowledge it with our gratitude.

Such moments allow you to reconnect, and they allow you to breathe deeply to a space that gives you permission to relax and be at peace. Sometimes it’s the little moments that bring us a slight feel of ease.

Feel – Connect – Breath – Illuminate

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Why Walk When You Can Fly?

We often find ourselves standing on a precipice overlooking all of the things that present us with potential happiness and all of the things that present us with potential vulnerability coated in fear. More often than not the things that manifest under both of these rooted trees are the same.

Why is it that we allow our beings to become so fixated on fear’s apprehension that we easily forget the light of gratitude? In an instant we become flooded with excitement when a piece of happiness brings additional feelings of joy and new smiles. In just a few precious moments we convince our beings of all the potential badness and darkened shadows that could accompany this piece of opened vulnerability, and then without thinking combined with no comprehension and confusion we shut down and shut out. We convince ourselves that this good will not remain a constant and therefore we should just let it go.

It is a scary and overwhelming unlighted cycle. It’s so dangerous to believe the shadows and not have belief in the warmth of light. For some of us, our anxiety grabs on so tightly that it convinces us there is no other alternative, and that any ounce of hope you feel should be turned off. Our vulnerabilities and anxieties are okay. They make us human. It is not always easy to remind ourselves that another shoe is not always waiting to drop. Sometimes, that shoe is looking to be tied so it can walk with you on your journey.

That is when we should stop and look. We should look at ourselves and look at the spaces/places around us. It is not always easy and it can feel so very overwhelming, but there is gratitude in those spaces/places. Sometimes it feels like we are walking a very tight rope that will give at any moment. There are things – people – experiences that we have forgotten. These are the things that we were and can be grateful for again. Sometimes it’s easier to hide ourselves, but sometimes we need to be reminded that there are people waiting for us (when we are ready) to come to the table. Think of them and allow them into your cracked crevices. Remind yourself that everything has cracks, and that this is how the light of gratitude can get in. Our cracks make us vulnerable, but they also provide an entrance point for light and warmth.

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

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Today Matters Most

Here you are, you are in it, you are living it, you are breathing and absorbing it…..Life. One simple word that can encapsulate so much. It has no bearing if you are feeling the best you have ever felt or the worst you could ever possibly imagine, you are still alive.

There will be days when all you want to do is avoid the world, and there will be moments where you cannot think of anything else except climbing that mountain for the next sunrise. There is no right or wrong for the feelings that come into, out of and through your being. They are yours to embrace, to feel and to allow for acceptance.

Have you been here before? Will you be here again? I am not sure there is always a clear and true answer to these, but what I do know, is that you are here now. You are here now to love, to give and to receive. You are here now to allow the light of universal energy to flow through your veins and feel its electricity running through your circuitry. It’s all connected, we are all connected.

I always strive to do my best at being in the moment and to be connected to what is happening at any given time. The only piece of time you are guaranteed is the one you are a part of right now. When its gone, a new breath of life will happen. Each morning you awaken there is opportunity to breath everything into your being again, and to remember that today is the day that matters most, because today is the day that you are in.

There is always a reason to stop and let the wind kiss your face, to let the rain cleanse you, to let the warmth of the sun surround you and the light of moon embrace you. These are moments for your being to absorb. These are moments of rebirth.

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We Accept What We Feel We Deserve

Why is it that when there are times when we need to feel safe and protected we often return to place(s) or people that are not the healthiest for our internal beings? Why is it that the place(s) or people we want the most are often the place(s) or people we walk or run away from? Why is it that instead we go back to the things that are not always the best for us or what we really want?

I often wonder if instead of having a place or space to call to – to belong to – to rely on we are just wandering souls constantly evading the places or people that make our beings feel at ease. Is it the uncomfortable feelings that something can be good for us so there for we must let it be? Is it the familiar feelings of only knowing the things that cause us to feel not so great and therefore we allow ourselves to gravitate back to those spaces and places?

Someone recently said to me that you accept what you feel you deserve. The what you deserve and what you accept can be anything; living arrangements – intimate relationships – jobs – self-love – friends – family – personal dreams/passions.

We all come with a life path. A journey that we are on. Roads that we travel. We make decisions every day that have an effect on different pieces of those life quilt patches. Some of those pieces feel great and wonderful while others cause us to pause and place another layer of armor. It’s the armor that is a life long process of constantly putting it on and taking it off a little at a time. Often we flood ourselves by removing those protective pieces all at once, and then we become overwhelmed again which can cause our beings to shut down and shut out. Easy or hard memories, you can still have a center of wholeness within. We just need to be patient with ourselves.

I have a journey that I am on and that journey is still unraveling a little bit each time. It’s never ending. That’s the beauty of living. We can constantly evolve if we want it to be so. I have discovered that there are times when I share a bit much about my journey so far, and I have discovered that laying within that is this need of my inner being wanting to feel safe. My journey has had beautiful highs and difficult lows. All are a part of my being, and none of it will go away from my memory. I am working on that piece of me. That piece where sharing is okay, but that I don’t need to place all of me out there so quickly, and that if it’s something that cannot be said face to face than it’s okay to wait. I have also discovered the importance of checking in with the self and checking in with the being of the other. Not only is it important for the person sharing to feel safe, but it’s also important for the person receiving to feel safe as well.

We are evolving humans. We are constantly growing. The growing only stops if we choose to discontinue the learning. It only stops if we choose not to go inside of ourselves and face our own reflections. One of the best gifts that we can give each other is the patience and understanding of knowing that we are all working on something that others may or may not know about. That we are all continually growing and discovering pieces of ourselves that need some ironing out now and again. I am now coming to a place of knowing that just as I have been giving that patience and understanding to others, I too deserve it in return. We accept what we feel we deserve.

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