The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear to all of it. And as long as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.”
— Ram Dass
— (via lola-a-soul-traveler)
12:36 am • 5 May 2013 • 417 notes
“Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself ‘pro-life.’”
— John Fugelsang (via ihatenietzsche)
(Source: araberber, via invisiblehemisphere)
12:24 am • 5 May 2013 • 15,774 notes
Fertile Soil: Daily affirmation for my Path of Power
I am a new warrior of spirit.
I exist in a world of sacred balance.
I balance with one foot in the physical world
of material substance,
and one foot in the dimensions of spirit and sacred life.
My course is set by my ally - the winds of time.
Mother Earth gives me life force -
the life blood of my sacred body.
The plants give me nourishment and healing
as I ride the windhorse of my intent -
my sacred warrior’s transport of buoyant joy -
into a new and unknown world of harmony.
I am truly a new warrior,
an androgynous spirit being of light.
My weapons are the shields of awareness,
the symbols of ancient truth and the sacred giveaway.
Like the angels that surround me,
few see me for who I really am.
I do commerce in the world.
I raise my family.
I live a life dedicated to freedom.
I immerse myself in the physical world,
so that one day I can give it up,
because I can give up only something that I truly have.
People learn from me through example,
because of the integrity of my own life and spirit.
I move into the world with confidence and wisdom.
I am always open and learning tools of knowledge,
and I share these tools with my sisters and my brothers.
I am a warrior of the light,
and I live the integrity of that truth with great care
and from a center within myself that is pure goodness -
the embodiment of the peaceful soul.
I walk with confidence
the path of heart and personal power. Ho!
11:24 pm • 3 May 2013 • 9 notes
“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, run on the top of the disheveled tide, and dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
— W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire (via hip-)
(Source: fernsandmoss, via beyondloveandhate)
11:12 pm • 3 May 2013 • 447 notes
I am always looking for new dressing recipes, especially ones that have tahini in them. It’s a wonderful way to have a creamy dressing without dairy. I would go the soaked raw cashew route, but we still need to get our hands on a high-speed blender.
This over a kale, roasted sweet potato & cauliflower salad would be pretty amazing.
12:44 am • 1 May 2013 • 46 notes
10 Ways to Become Your Most Badass Self
When we lose touch with our true selves, we experience anxiety, stress, fear, loneliness, boredom, insecurity, or unhappiness. Fortunately, the more we focus on being the most authentic version of ourselves, the more we can transcend these states.
I call this connection “The Spiritus Link.”
Spiritus is Latin for spirit, breath, soul, courage, and vigor. It’s the balanced center between our inner and outer worlds. It is the truest expression of who we are. It’s the place inside us where we cut through the noise of the ego. It’s our home, it’s our core, it’s our anchor, it’s our intuition, it’s our light, and it’s our guru.
When you feel uninspired, sad, confused, tighten the S-Link and you will empower yourself.
We are conditioned to react to discomfort. Sometimes we will feel disparity, hopelessness, anxiety, fear, and sadness. But, if we continue to apply these concepts to our everyday life, that practice eventually leads to living peacefully, happy
, and free.
I have found some tools, in the order listed below, to develop and improve this awareness of our Spiritus. Practicing them eliminates confusion at divergent paths, and teaches us to integrate effective practices for healthy living. Give them a try, and let me know what you think!
1. Figure out who you are.
Peel back the layers
and let yourself be seen. Love who you are and let that be so powerful that you don’t seek any validation from others. Part of this process is to stop judging people and situations; it will unconsciously help you drop your guard. Behind the body, behind the spiral of thoughts from your overactive mind, deep inside where you feel your breath, that’s where your find yourself.
2. Go slow and steady.
Go with the flow. Observe your surroundings, ask the right questions to yourself and others, and then just listen.
3. Trust your path.
First, commit to yourself. Know that your process is perfect for you. There is no one right way. Cultivate an unshakeable trust in your instincts and belief in yourself. Maintain the faith that an energy greater than you realize has your back.
4. Be fearless.
blocks success. It’s the language of the ego that leads you directly away from where you want to go. Tear down the walls that fear built inside you which clog your passageways to reach The Spiritus. Let what scares you surface, and then pass through.
5. Tell your truth.
Your truth is what is. Who you are, what body you’ve been given, what gifts you have. Forget about imperfections, we all have them, embrace what is yours. Your truth is also what you need in this moment, what you feel, what you see. Let it out, it’s the only way to accept yourself and let people in.
6. Move and sweat.
Acceptance, forgiveness, letting go
. These are the goals. We try to control our life and it creates tension. Hold the space for what you want to accomplish, drop expectations of the order it’s supposed to happen, and welcome how it IS happening. Don’t hold onto anything negative. Exercise and making food choices that keep your mind, body, and soul feeling good is a key way to master these principles.
7. Look with love.
everyone, every stage, and every thing happening because it’s all part of your process that’s taking you where you want to go. If you’re in a funk, just think of it as a higher education. Learn something from it. We live this life, and we’re lucky to have it. Savor it and be grateful for it by using an optimistic lens.
8. Practice patience.
If you continue to return to the S-link and vibrate on that level, you will accomplish many versions of all your dreams. Patience is about holding onto the unshakeable knowingness that you will get there, even if you don’t know where you’re going. No doubts.
9. Remain in the moment.
We’re constantly in transition. Every moment is fleeting; instead of clinging to it, move seamlessly into the next. Intend to be present in everything you’re doing, every conversation you’re having. Don’t let the mind overwhelm you with things to stress about. Meditation
and yoga help a lot.
Keep it flowing. Love, care, compassion, and gratitude
– read some studies - it’s the heart’s proven optimal state, and operating from this place is how you attract more of that beautiful state.
12:19 am • 29 April 2013 • 7 notes