A reminder for however this may be relevant to you: you can begin again at any time. Maybe that's all we're really doing -- beginning again, over and over. 💫
2 days ago
None of us are able to be supportive 100% of the time. Similarly, no one is able to be supportive of us 100% of the time. Understanding this creates so much more room for us (and others) to not feel pressured to be everything to everyone all the time, but we often attribute it to someone not caring, not wanting to help, or being unsupportive.
The truth is that even when we *want* to be supportive, we have our own lives. We have our own hard days and our own lack of sleep and our sickness and own worries and our own stuff, whatever it may be. Sometimes, our own stuff makes it really challenging to be supportive in certain moments. And this is okay.
When we allow ourselves to communicate what we're able and not able to do, we give ourselves the chance to take care of our needs so we can fully show up when we're able to. When we allow others to express when they don't actually have space to hold for us, we create more freedom in the relationship and we avoid pressure, resentment, frustration, and disappointment.
When someone needs support, I encourage you to check in and ask yourself if you're really able to support them in the way they need. If you're not, maybe it's okay to say so.
Similarly, when *you* need support, I encourage you to make sure the person you're seeking support from is available and able to support you. If they aren't, you have an opportunity to seek out support that meets you where you're at, which is usually what we actually need.
Expressing our needs and holding boundaries around what we do and don't have space for creates honesty and open communication in relationships, and it allows us to know it's okay if we simply don't have it in us in every given moment. It allows us to let that be okay in others, too.
Thoughts to chew on.
Note: there will be occasions where we have to offer support, even if we don't have the bandwidth to (I think of parents as a huge example when I say this!). This is simply a reminder to check in around what your patterns are and to get curious around how you might be able to recognize when you do and don't have the ability to fully show up. ✌🏻
5 days ago
Moving through hardship, trauma, and old patterns isn't the only thing that changes and transforms us. Joy, connection, and goodness change and transform us, too.
We easily forget that doing "the work" (healing, growing, developing, shifting, transforming, changing) doesn't mean ONLY doing the work. It also means making room for what's good, even if it's only moment by moment. It means making room for just being. Connecting. Laughing. Creating moments of pleasure. Noticing ease. Reveling in genuine connection. Feeling presence when it arises. Dancing like a wild soul (because we are). Going for a walk just to walk. Savoring your favorite meal. Sitting and watching trees collect raindrops. Having a sweet phone call with someone you love. Tasting your tea. Allowing compliments and just saying thank you. Listening to the song that invokes a sweet memory. Feeling the earth in your hands. Sharing stories. Taking photos of things that catch your eye. Reminiscing. Watching the fluffy TV show when it calls to you. Ignoring the rules and shoulds. Paying attention to your aliveness.
Where do you find joy? Connection? Goodness? Lightness? Don't forget to include the good stuff in your inner work because it's a part of it. It matters. It deeply matters. And it, too, changes us. 💫
Reclaiming our creativity is decolonizing our minds which have been conditioned to believe that creativity comes from a unique genius that only few possess.
Indigenous and ancestral wisdom teaches that creativity is inborn, inherent to living and existing, intrinsic to being a social spirit in human form, a vessel, channel and translator of collective inspiration from all around and before us.
One of my favorite offerings, The Abundant Creativity consultation series, begins in February 2020. For 3 months, a group of womxn and i meet digitally individually and collectively to reclaim, decolonize and redefine creativity for the highest good; to leverage our senses, body intelligence, and a deeper connection with our inner children and backgrounds; and to act on our calling for personal and social transformation via creative expression and expansion.💥
Find more information at the “Creativity” story highlights, including the application and words from alumni. If you’re wanting to step more into your creativity, manifest the ideas you have, share and witness in an affirming and inspiring space, learn and liberate your creatresse voice, this was designed for you, and us. 👁✨🖤
For journaling, inquiry, quietly pondering, discussing with loved ones or groups, or tucking away for when you have some alone time for inner excavation. Happy reflecting, happy contemplating, happy tuning inward with gentleness, happy exploring, and happy December, sweet friends. 💫
1 day ago
I ain't lookin' for praise or pity
I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch
I just want someone to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch
Just a little of that Human Touch
(Springsteen) - UES / NYC
This time last year I was at the same club. Waiting for my daughter to finish her dance rehearsal. It’s very different this year. I ordered my lemon lime and bitters no problem. The last few years before that I was as trying to get sober but never managed to get past three weeks. Today 11 months in I didn’t have to fight with myself about whether or not to drink. Ahhh the relief. I can enjoy my surroundings have meaningful conversations. I enjoy talking to people. The staff here at the club are lovely. I enjoyed my dinner and now having a coffee and caramel slice. I did some shopping this afternoon at the local boutique shops and laughed with one lady about the ice cream scoop she sold me. I was looking at a more pricey one but she shows the one here in the photo. I said I don’t drink but I eat ice cream I mean a lot of ice cream and I keep bending my spoons. I was showing her how I shovel it out. She was laughing and so was I. A lovely moment. In fact I have had many lovely moments today. I’m trying not to worry about the world. Now I’m going to enjoy my caramel slice and coffee. Ps the lady at the bar said I was lovely for collecting my coffee so she didn’t have to carry it out. That made me happy 😊 #soberlife#soberminds#gratitude#soberpeace#simplethingsinlifeareoftenthebest#noneedforwinetime#justdoitsober#presentparenting#connection
The Advent of Pleasure and Presence - day 9
Sending you love for the week ahead ❤️
1 day ago
"Cleanse your being and your soul within the waters of our land. Stand rebelliously in the rain, letting it soak you to the skin. Dance in the puddles, freeing the self from restraint. Walk in the cold of the living stream to connect with the flow of life. We are fluid. We are emotion. Connect with the living life force of water to awaken the spirit within." -Phiona Hutton
РИСКНУТЬ И ИЗМЕНИТЬ, ИЛИ ОСТАВИТЬ ВСЁ КАК ЕСТЬ?!
Интуитивная живопись – это настоящая арт-магия и увлекательное путешествие в мир, где вы можете создать свою собственную картину в уникальном стиле и увидеть новые грани своего развития. 💫
А я вам в этом помогу!
Ну разве это не вдохновляет?!
Приглашаю на мой авторский мастер-класс "ИНТУИТИВНАЯ ЖИВОПИСЬ. ОБНОВЛЕНИЕ"
- удовольствие от процесса
- создание своего шедевра акриловыми красками
- возможность развить свою интуицию
- улучшить собственное самочувствие
- осознать незавершенные внутренние процессы и переживания, и завершить их
- соприкоснуться с глубинами подсознательного
- научиться творчески самовыражаться
- наполниться энергией
- взглянуть на себя и на мир с другой точки зрения
P.S: вот, уже 10 лет, я "протягиваю руку" через изобразительное искусство🤝🎨тем, кто остался один на один с главным вопросом...
... Всё в ваших руках 😌
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1 day ago
Before you post on social media, it is crucial to check everything properly. What you post online can be extremely impressionable, and a positive brand image can help you grow multi-fold!
1 day ago
‘It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
Going through growing pains is never comfortable.
But I’d much rather feel unease than to live a life unconsciously.
That’s not to say that I’m an enlightened being and know and see everything that I do or don’t do.. .
I am so willing to be pressed into unfamiliar territory so that I can be tested to learn and to human better. .
There is so much to learn!! .
Are you open to discovering more about your self?