Immediately as I arrive
What is the first thing I do?
I kick off my shoes
Hello, my free feet say
Greeting the bare Earth - yay!
The water looks like milky glass
So peaceful and still
The sky bright shimmering blue
The sun shines a golden hue
What to do next
I already know
I grab my paddle board
My music & some water will do
On the lake I am in my element
I casually paddle & sing out loud
I wiggle my booty
I even dance around
I am filled with radiant delight
I randomly laugh out loud
And I can't stop now
A belly laugh deep & ongoing
I feel connected to my inner knowing
Then I have a brilliant idea
I set my paddle down
Splash - I jump in the water
It feels absolutely divine
Refreshing in a magical way
Maybe I can just play ALL day
No hurry, no worry, no where to be
NO final destiny
Enjoying each moment
As it comes and goes
Being with the ebs and flows
Wow I love Mother Earth
I say a prayer of gratitude
A permanent smiling attitude
So easy to be my authentic self
Here in pure harmony
I stop. I pause.
I bask in the beauty all around me
I inhale LOVE deeply
I exhale completely
The healer in me
Sees the healer in you
Yes my dear it’s very true
You have indeed been lied to
We are taught in this culture
To give our power away
We are taught this every single day
That we must go to the “experts”
For they will know the truth we seek
Or the solutions we need
But this is false you see
The answer is within you and me
You ask “where do I even begin?”
Begin by looking within
The “experts” can definitely be valuable
There is a time and place
But the biggest truths, we already know
Stop giving your power away
Take it back - why not today?
To the doctors, the medicine world
We have been giving it away for way too long
But no more, not today, not in any way
You see we don’t always need this doctor, this specialist,
This prognosis, this medicine, these supplements,
Or this restricted diet
It’s all a hot mess
It’s a system that means well, I suppose
But it’s been making us more sick
It’s disempowering people and creating more internal chaos. Not
knowing anymore who or what we can actually trust
We get hopeful, excited & then let down
Because that pill wasn’t the solution after all
Or one pain goes away and another begins
Or the aching pain heals but stomach problems persist
We mistake what is common as normal,
Without realizing how good we could actually feel
You still aren’t sure where to begin
If you can’t find the answers you seek within
If you must look “outside” of self
Look up to the sun, the stars, the moon, & the sky
For we are made of the same cells
Our soul a fragment of the soul of our Mother, our Earth.
I promise you that if there is something chronic within
That more then likely the answer indeed begins also within
It’s an inside job: exploring the inner child, rewiring your brain Call me crazy - I get it - to some this will sound insane
But we loose connection to our inner wisdom
When for so long we are taught to give our power away
So again I say, take it back - Take it back today!
Because we are all self healing beings
It’s so very true
And the healer in me, sees the healer in YOU.
No need for stuff
I can just be
Releasing what no longer serves me
No clutter in my space
Non essential have no place
Clearing out what I don’t need
Non attachment to things
I love simplicity
Not continuing to contribute
To more stuff in circulation
That ends up in landfills, or even the ocean
2020 time to take a stand
Make conscious choices
To protect the earth
And do the best I can
Having faith and knowing
My best will keep on growing
It’s a process - one step at a time
Each day learning how to redefine
Old habits or ways of living
After all she’s given me
This is the least I can be doing
Make choices that are eco friendly
And choices that are kind
To be conscious of my spending
I will not support corporations that don’t give a damn
Or even a dime
When there are so many organizations
Trying to do it right
I’m not perfect
But I hope to spread some light
Questioning our choices
And supposed needs
We say we love the Earth and people
Then where we shop and what be buy matters
The questions that we ask
Who is profitting off that
Why would I pay any company to advertise for them -
That joke would be on me
Why do we always feel for everything to be brand new
When there is so much available only gently used
Some people pull the abundance card
And I get it - I’m all about that
But since when can’t we maintain abundance
And still show regard for the Earth and in the end
Support our fellow humans
Stand against unfair labor practices
Support the eco companies genuinely trying do right
There are so many simply small steps
That each of can us take
It’s simply starts with being curious
Do some research
Ask if we really need this
And where will it end up in 1-2-5 years time
But don’t get me wrong it’s a process for sure
Takes so much practice to learn
A new way of being in a new paradigm
But making a commitment to make small shifts over time
Support refill and bulk supplies
Figure out each day how to rely
Less and less on plastic
Which is such a sad waste
Call me optimistic
But I truly believe we can all get better at this
One choice, one challenge, one day at a time.
What a blessing I feel
To have such beautiful people
Such as yourself
In my life
You are a shining light
Your big beautiful smile
Your kind heart
I feel so lucky
To call you my friend
To spend time with you
I never want it to end
Thank you for being an open mind
A loving heart
So welcoming to all different points of view
Loving free of judgements
I love our talks
About ALL things
I love that you are willing to share with me
Your thoughts and perspectives
I learn a lot from you
When I listen
I feel so supported
And loved free of condition
So thank you from the bottom of my heart
That you for being an amazing friend
For staying connected all these years
And sharing your light with me over and over again.
I’m not enough
I’m too much ...
What does it all mean!?!
“Completely conflicting beliefs - is this one big dream .. gone bad ... perhaps a nightmare....Wake me up - no joke - before I feel despair ... oh wait - I’ve already been there.”
Your too hyper - too happy - can you tone it down
Oh now stop you’re crying - Dry your eyes - your being dramatic
You are just a girl ....
You are so smart - all brains - it’s just easy for you - “what you don’t think I work hard??? - well I do”
And where did you come from, it sure wasn’t us ....
But be a good girl and do as you are told, don’t dare ask why... go ahead and try me - see what you get.
Sports, no silly girl you aren’t athletic - you lack coordination. You definely can’t dance - your poor thing - you got your dad’s lack of rhythm...and do yourself a favor and don’t ever sing.
Too whoo whoo too hippie ... cant take you seriously
Your opinion doesn’t count cuz your ideals are unrealistic
You just gonna be one of those educated bumms wasting your skill - will you ever grow up?
Your moving away ? Well we know you will be back - it’s too expensive out there - you won’t make it - you will never last.
Wait, You don’t want a 9-5 & you don’t work full time -you aren’t up at sunrise working until midnight? I will ask you again what are you even doing with your life?
Ohhhh well you must just be lazy - sleep is over rated - it’s for the weak...
Play is for kids, now be an adult. Figure out what your life is about!
“Oh and by life do you mean what soul sucking job I will do - that you approve - that takes all my time - and sucks me dry.... stay stuck in the drama cycle and feel the stress and complain and bitch and moan like all of the rest?”
This is what life’s all about don’t you know? What, you think you are better then us cuz you don’t want the same stuff?
“Well I have and I do what I want - I’m happy, abundant and have more then I need ... isn’t this enough? How much more should I want? Yes I would love eventually to earn even more money to give lots back and this day is not far ahead - trust me at that.”
No no silly girl money doesn’t grow on trees - in fact it’s the root of all evil - rich people steal - so don’t you dare earn it and be one of those people.
And your hair - it’s too short - short hair is for boys ... and would you ever put on makeup and dress yourself up? You mean your going out in what you are wearing? Your not gonna change? Your not even going to do your hair? Those eyebrows to thick too thin - can’t you get it right?
You know you are getting old quick - I hope you use face cream .... and do you wanna die alone? No one is perfect so you may as well settle...
Ugh no kids for you either - well that’s a misfortune - you selfish woman -you are missing out - you will never - could never possibly understand true unconditional love - this is something only a mother knows...
Oh you have a dog and you think you understand love? Silly girl a dog is nothing like a child - I should know.
“Apparently other people get to decide how we should, should not, could, or could not possibly feel ...
Suddenly we are put into some box that says well he believes it -so then it must be - it just must.”
Give your power away - trust me I say- I’m the expert - I know what’s best for you these days...
And don’t worry if it’s wrong you can rest knowing you are the victim no fault of your own -you can pass the blame along.
Let me tell you how you should live your life ... and if you aren’t -how you should feel and never mind how you think you feel - those feelings aren’t even real ...
You believe in what? Oh that nonsense shit - that again - oh please just sit.
Another book you are reading another class you take? All this spiritual self development it’s all just fake. You have been working on yourself your whole life - why the need - if it actually worked then maybe you would be someone else... and you wouldn’t need to keep reading more - never mind the fact it’s a lifelong journey ...
oh wait what? .... back track .... Who says it’s not about a destination?!?
I’m totally going to be happy when I get there. Get where you ask? You know .. there ... the place I’ve never been - but when - just when I do - you will see - I will truly be happy - follow me.... you know the saying ... misery loves me some company.
“Nah I think I’ll pass on all that .... I’m going to stay on my own path - it has led me beautiful places, always in the graces .... and I’m feeling love from the divine - my life is unfolding in perfect time.
Thank you for all the trials and tribulations - it’s all of this that I’ve gone through that makes me me - and as far as who I am - I’m as proud as can be. I stand firm in my truth - and celebrate joyfully ... so you do you...and I will do me.”
To my one and only true love
My dearest dear
I hold you near
I am sorry I have not always been there for you
I’ve turned my back on you
I’ve walked away from you
I’ve denied you
I’ve guilted, shamed & blamed you
Yes, it’s all true
But now is different I promise that
I see you - I honor you - I love you
And I will never take my love back
You are a gem- a shining light- a beautiful soul
I see how hard you have faught to be a good girl
But now it’s ok to be truest to you
Be an expression of the love that you are
Fear not my shining star
In doing so you get to be the change
That in this world is so deeply needed
Be the strength to hold the space
For others to also be their truest truth
Collectively making the world a better place
We are one yes- in some ways
we are a single link in the collective conscious space
You have your own unique blueprint - your gifts talents, & passion you get to share with the world
Within the collective 🙏🏼
I spoke a poem today
I spoke it out loud
I even spoke it to a tiny crowd
I was definitely nervous
But for what reason was I nervous?
What do I have to hide?
Am I not allowed to be humble & feel pride?
Do I fear being seen or heard ... or...
Judged from outside
I’m on a journey of self love
Connecting to my truest truth
Learning to be the best version of me
So then wouldn’t it make sense
That I could be willing to be
Open & vulnerable
Not worried about who sees
Or hears or if I offend
When I know I come from a place of only love in the end ❤️
Words are powerful
So be wise with what you think
And think before you speak
We think in words
And thoughts are energy
Though lead to feelings also known as emotions
Emotions are energy IN motion
Therefore the thoughts we think, create this energy in motion
The words we speak aloud envoke emotion
So then it seems important to me
To be very aware of the words we chant and speak - specially as a crowd
Because power in two is stronger then one
So chants done collectively
Carry intense energy
Think this sounds too “whooo whooo” for you
Look into it - cuz it’s honestly true
In a world that is built in so many lies
There is one truth that you can see with your own eyes
Quantum physics - it never lies
It’s the most reliable science
Just ask Dr Bruce Lipton, my fav 😉
And I have to say I believe in it too
Energy exists -it’s literally everywhere and in everything
From every word to thoughts to the mantras we sing and chant
So if there is even the slightest possibility this is the case
Wouldn’t it make sense to trust & embrace
If we are going to think and then speak and then create a feeling
We may as well make sure it has positive meaning
A lot more Focus on what we want to create
A lot less focus on what drives the hate
And continues to separate
So what if we start to say “we WILL breath” watch and see
In peace with justice we will be
Words spoken aloud or silently
Try it yourself
I promise if you quiet your mind
Get super present
Feel your body you will undeniable witness
The very difference
Two opposite mantras can create within and all around you
So let’s be powerful forces that only speak out loud bountiful, beautiful chants of what we want to manifest
Stand tall be proud with poise and confidence
This positive energy flowing will bring so much healing
Chant together I am I will I can we are we will we demand
United we stand
A powerful force that can’t be reckoned
As long as we speak love and stay connected
Focus on the world we WANT to see
Speak the truth of this new world unanimously
I’m excited for this truth to be known
And I’m thrilled to watch the beauty unfold