PEAKS & VALLEYS
being sad is ok. not every day must reflect the peaks ok life.
it's ok to feel as if there are oceans trembling beneath your skin.
where you own a heavy heart and water painted cheeks.
it's ok from time to time to feel unapologetically vulnerable
to heartache, loss and defeat.
these shape and shift our perspective baring witness to a heart open to FEELING.
today, i know my papa is with me.
he is looking down and shining
his light and love and happiness
onto these tiny humans.
their pure and raw spirits
are honey to the world.
it's inspirational and beautiful.
their existence is a reminder there are things in this life worth living for. worth fighting for. worth shaping and shifting for. it's ok to spend time in the valley, but when it's time to let go- we must let go and open our eyes to how much more beautiful the peaks become when we exchange our hurt, our loss, our valley for LOVE & LIFE.⠀
look at these 3 souls. they exude the nectar of light that becomes a healing salve for my soul, time and time again.
ironically, two of my 3 children have birthdays that coordinate with the death of each of my parents. I think this was monumental in my awakening and soul growth during the loss of each of my parents. it weaved reason, acceptance and grace into my heart and left me feeling more relieved than saddened for their comfort at the end of life. it also opened my eyes to knowing just how much universe knows when life ends, we must remember all of the LIFE that continues on. There are beating hearts that drum fiercely calling for our attention and mindfulness. our purpose in this journey is to be here now. we mourn, we accept, we find grace and we shine on.
"every human being is an artist. the dream of your life is to make beautiful art"⠀
we all have an innate ability to create that resides within our depths. to interlace and weave together bits and pieces of our unique journey with child like zeal and imagination allows a beauty of creation to flow upon our fingertips. this tiny hint of free spirit and wild nature allows us to thrive. to live. to reach eagerly for more. ⠀
lets dig within our core and ignite the spark that's sets us free and transforms our journey inspired by imagination, hope and dreams, rather than fear.⠀
tonight i'm feeling ultra connected to universe.⠀
to the divinity of this moon.⠀
to the feminine energy ⠀
that pulls and shapes⠀
and shifts our energetic⠀
i'm feeling inspired and motivated to leap.⠀
to lead with my soul cravings ⠀
and dream like passion.⠀
we are so in our head sometimes that we talk ourselves out of what may be the most fulfilling narratives to our stories-⠀
let's be child like and free ⠀
and paint with abstract strokes.⠀
the classes i recently transitioned into teaching all have a common theme. FEEL.⠀
this has been monumental not only for them but for ME. ⠀
we live in a world that is so busy it's exhausting even thinking about how busy we all are, where we're constantly facing stimulation and high energetic exchanges it's no wonder we get to a moment of stillness and either A- find we cannot sit in our stillness or B- we instantly crash the H out from over exertion. ⠀
moving at such speeds with such stimulation we become robotic in our movement, conversation, work environments, parenting, & day to day interactions. we pile on so much atop our shoulders determined to fit it all in all the time, how can we possibly expect ourselves to enjoy any of it ? to be present? to feel? ⠀
lately for me, especially in the past few years- i have become hyper aware of this and have thus become increasingly sensitive to "too much" going on. too much noise, too much listed to do in 1 day, too much expected in less than no time. i find myself weeding out the things i can live without. the energy draining "stuff" life just doesn't require. ⠀
how are we supposed to be anything other than robotic and paralyzed to feel when we leave no room to decompress and truly enjoy what's going on in our day. i'd simply combust if i gave myself to all, moment after moment with the type of schedule and expectations i had set for myself in the past. ⠀
so my new theme is slowing down, prioritizing, and making soulful exchanges so that i can feel. i don't want to be paralyzed to life simply from over scheduling. i want to absorb life. i want to allow my senses to lead. i want to slow down. i want to be present. i want to look back to these moments and remember the FEELING. ⠀
and i want that for YOU too. i want to see soulful exchanges. i want to see you all feeling every moment and really being present. i want you to slow down and absorb your interactions, conversations and feelings. i want for you to experience every moment for all of its peaks and valleys for if not to FEEL, what is it all for?
although our relationships are monumental, there is no relationship more important than that of the one with ourself.
nurture it, know it's value and then find those around you who will continue to inspire, support, encourage and lift you up. if the relationships you find yourself in are counter productive to the relationship with yourself, you must dig deep and find it in you to let them go, no matter how difficult it may seem. you don't deserve anything less.
here's to loving ourselves wholly and knowing our value and worth.
happy love to you all today friends!
pregnancy is a time to connect back to your inner divinity but equally, if not more important is building strength and endurance in the body + mind + spirit. ⠀
you're going to be birthing a baby which is glorious. But it also takes dedication, determination and effort to labor through the lengthy contractions, the physical exertion and pushing to bring this new love into your world. ⠀
so this is the time to build breath work, to strengthen the pelvic floor and create an unbreakable heart + mind field to help facilitate labor.⠀
EVERY TUESDAY, let's work together to build and strengthen the body + mind + soul in ways unique to pregnancy.
WELL ROUNDED MAMA