Welcome to the journey!
Life has its ebbs and flows, its ups and downs, and just when you think you've got things figured out, the universe throws you a curveball, or two, or three... this site was conceptualized coming out of a major slump. I had done some things I wasn't proud of, I found myself using horrible coping strategies, and it seemed like life just kept on hitting me, and I wasn't getting a break. During this time, I rediscovered the power of therapy, had a renewal of faith, and the universe honestly never left me in a place where I was completely depleted. With every disappointment, I was also given a reason for joy, a bright spot, a serendipitous distraction from myself.
Over the past few months, I've been doing a lot of work on healing, self-love, self-forgiveness, stillness, mindfulness and self-care. The assignments I've gotten from my teachers, from the universe, and from spirit led me here, to this day. I feel compelled to share my journeys and lessons with those who need them, which is why I chose this vehicle to share.
As I navigate this journey, I have come across some core truths.
1. We are living, breathing, works in progress. The journey is continuous, it is never done, once you think you have completed all you have to learn at this level - get ready to be admitted to the master class - the universe will always give you an opportunity to level up.
2. Your coping mechanisms can get you f'd up. I mean that, really and truly. Be careful with any of the things that you turn to outside of yourself for relief. They can become addictive, they can make you spiral, and they're not a solution to any problem. They are exactly what we just called them - mechanisms that help you cope. The problem with this is that when life gets hectic, you turn to them more and more. They become a crutch, and then a crippler. You have to DO THE WORK.
3. Living in regret is unhealthy. Could've, should've, would've, is unproductive mental chatter. I'm not at all saying that you shouldn't learn the lessons - you should definitely do that. But staying anywhere besides the present leads to our minds, bodies, and spirits to relive instead of to LIVE. Be here, beloved - because you are here. As Mooji says, "feelings are just visitors, let them come and go." So in moments where you find yourself falling into the cycle of regret - turn your regrets into a mantra to affirm the new you. Instead of saying "I have to stop partying on weeknights, because I'm getting written up for being late to work in the morning" say "I will responsibly balance my work and social life." In this act, you have called yourself to the present, and created an affirmation for yourself that embodies the lesson.
4. You owe it to yourself to face the things you're running from. Now, I'm not talking about a trip you're scared to take, or a person you're afraid to talk to (at least in this instance I'm not). What I am referring to are the day to day tasks we avoid. The things we know we should be doing while we're binging on Netflix, or taking a nap out of boredom, or scrolling through social media for the 17th time that day. That stuff. The appointment you didn't schedule, the bill you didn't pay, the taxes you didn't file, the trip to the grocery store that you skipped, and instead ordered take out. All of that. Stop running. When you avoid those everyday things, - they pile up on you in ways that can be counterproductive to your self care. So do yourself a favor, and don't sabotage yourself.
5. Be PRESENT. Right now, right here. You are living, breathing and reading this post. All of that is a blessing. All of that is reason to give thanks. All of that is more than many others have. Breathe in. Breathe with gratitude for your lungs that they function and can process air, for your eyes that they can see, for your limbs that carry you. Each moment is an opportunity to be present, to put some gratitude into the universe, and give it an opportunity to give it back ❤️