Thank you for teaching me to
LET LOVE IN
Thank you for teaching me to
LET LOVE IN
When witnessing Nature’s beauty, the least we can do to reciprocate is to dedicate a moment to appreciate it and admire it. Nature’s beauty is Life expressing herself.
So, stop and smell those flowers.
Pause your busyness and take in that epic sunset.
Be quiet and listen to that bird song.
Go outside before bed and stare and the night sky…
That’s life happening all around you. You can choose to be too busy to live it…
Or, take a big breath to become present and actually choose to live it…
The choice is yours 💗
A gentle reminder to self, and to whoever needs to hear this right now:
What you see around you is a reflection of what you feel inside of you… Let that settle for a moment.
Do you see a bright sunny sky and soak in the warmth, or do you feel blinded by the sunshine hiding your face behind dark sunglasses?
Do you see a gloomy grey cold day that is ruining your mood, or do you see a cozy cool autumn day as an opportunity to have a hot cup of tea and snuggle with a good book?
Only you know what it feels like to be you. No one else can feel your emotions for your, or move the stagnant energy for you.
Dedicate time to tend to your inner landscape and watch your surroundings shift to reflect it. Observe your thoughts, let judgements fade and go deeper. Be patient.
Baby steps: just like a newborn baby, start with your breath. Let it flow, let it move you. Let it wash away all that doesn’t serve your wellbeing. It stars with you making that conscious choice. It starts with you choosing you!
Take time. All the time you need. Take care of yourself. Only you can. You can always start now… You can always start new. 💗
Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love;
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
for only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together,
for the pillars of the temple stand apart,
and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
~ Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
We are overjoyed to share our news… A galaxy of our joined highest frequencies has been forming for a few Moons now into a consciousness of their own and will be joining us Earth-side in the human form around February 2021!
𝐇𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠! I thought I’d share a bit about me, as I’ve never actually introduced myself on this blog aside from my brief bio on the home page. I hope you find some resonance and inspiration along th
🤗 My name is 𝐄𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚 and I am 33 years old. I was born in the small country of Albania and lived in Greece during my teen years. I moved across the globe to U.S. at 18 to attend university, and have explored all over the country since then. I currently call home the colorful and hip city of Austin Texas. I love to travel quite often.
🔮 I love connecting with open minded people, getting past small talk and discussing existential topics and matters of the heart and soul. I can listen to Alan Watts and Ram Dass lectures for hours!
🌏 I also love exploring indigenous cultures and learning from ancient wisdom. I’ve done quite a bit of world travel and each time I get enchanted by the beauty of this planet and the hearts of the people on it.
🧘🏻♀️ Yoga and Meditation tune me straight into my heart, and have helped me heal tremendously in my body and mind. I’ve made it my current life mission to share the wisdom and healing potential of Yoga as a holistic approach with those who are ready to heal, grow, and connect to greater levels of awareness.
💓 I love designing my lifestyle in a way that encourages playfulness and lightheartedness to guide the way of the heart. I also love expressing myself through art in various mediums – dancing, flow arts, music, photography, painting, writing, etc. When I forget how important play is, I look at nature and children and remember again.
🌎 I feel most at home when I’m immersed in Nature: forest, ocean, mountains, etc. I’m a lifetime treehugger and animal lover. I can connect quickly with animals and tune in into their instinctual wisdom. I find a teacher in every creature as well as circumstance.
🙏🏼 If you have read so far, thank you! I honor you for being here in this human experience.
When this world seems like it’s falling apart,
when you don’t really know what to believe,
when the hero and villain alternate like an unpredictable chess game,
There is one thing I’m unshakably confident in:
We’ve never needed to open our hearts more,
than when we feel like closing them to protect ourselves…
I know it hurts, I’ve been hurt and I’ve hurt others, too…
We all have, knowingly or not. Some seemingly more than others. That’s beyond my human understanding to bestow meaning or justice upon.
And with all the pains and sorrows,
with all the fear and uncertainty,
with all the hope seemingly gone…
I choose to crack my heart a little more open!
One of the biggest lessons this year has been
trusting in the darkness of the unknown…
Like an unborn child in the mother’s womb,
floating in a sea of darkness, being, trusting,
that same darkness nourishes them until birth….
I choose to trust and I choose hope!
Remembering love, amidst all the hatred and fear…
Choosing hope, during that darkest night of the soul…
Coming back to Love, over and over again!
Countless times, again and again.
~ ~ ~
Here is my favorite heart-opening prayer, by Beautiful Choir:
I Believe Only in Love.
Everything else on earth lacks meaning.
Even if this world is leveled to the ground;
Even if the seas dry up and the mountains wear down;
Love will Live Forever in the Infinite Universe,
Forever in the Infinite Universe,
Forever in the Infinite Universe.
SHE who dances in dirt knows the joy of being clean.
SHE who dances in first eats a slice of darkness alongside her cup of sunlight.
SHE who dances in dirt can smell the stench and survive,
won’t hesitate to cry when she feels pain.
She screens until her anguish breeds laughter and her laughter breeds movement.
She proclaims her boundaries loud, proud, with conviction,
and believes fervently that her input it valuable
SHE who dances in dirt breathes fully, breathes freely.
SHE who dances in dirt has also flirted with fire, swam in sadness, tasted tragedy, felt the forceful flames or fury rise within her soul then bubble up, out, and over into a salty sea.
She has been there. She has gone deep.
She knows the meaning of suffering,
and has risen from her pain alive and clean—ruggedly scarred—but shinning clean.
SHE who dances in dirt does so because
she knows her dancing will cause he wounds to heal.
Her dancing will connect her with the pulse of the great mother.
Her joy atop a mass of confusion
will help others learn
to trust the dirt, befriend the pain, know
its watery depths
and in them find power to rise from the black hole.
Her dancing with spread until
SHE who dances in dirt
will not dance alone.
SHE who dances in dirt is one of many
who move their bare feet
across and into the land
dancing, dancing, dancing . . .
joyfully, confusedly, wildly, in the dirt.
– Anna Ruth Hall
(words by Adam Roa)
These words are ringing truer right now than ever before.
How beautiful that we get to feel what it’s like being ALIVE!
And even when it is so painful, sometimes. Often times, lately.
All the sadness, all the sorrow, all the anguish, all the pain…
Maybe your experience is completely different; maybe it’s filled with joy and pleasure, and that’s completely valid, also.
Each journey is unique, and each psyche gets to unfold in its own due time. Plenty of ebbs and flows for all flavors.
It took millennia of ancestry to bring us to where we are. The timing of what’s unfolding, in comparison, is a blink of an eye.
What’s going on out there is a reflection of what’s unfolding within each of us.
With all its shadows and light, each gives meaning to the other, all coming from the same Source.
AND, we can no longer afford to haul our past, our pain, and our trauma along where we are headed; it is time to compost it all!
It all serves its purpose, until it no longer does. It is time to let go…
This is a one way journey to Oneness.
And while on this journey…
May you see the beauty that is your existence, with all the shadows, for they give meaning to light.
May you choose love over fear, as you feel and heal within and without.
May you remember the ephemeral nature of it all, joy and sorrow, sadness and pleasure, and everything in between.
And may you finally realize the Oneness that we all are, unconditionally, eternally.
Some days I lay face down on the grass, feeling caressed by the Mother, feeling her heartbeat, as she soothes my pain and drinks my tears. While I hurt feeling the collective suffering, I feel her heal.
Other times I stare at the sky, the marvelous vastness and beauty of the mystery beyond my human mind’s understanding of all that’s out there. I bathe in the sunlight, healing my deepest crevices. I reach for the clouds and stars with my voice and prayers, as I cry a little inside…
The Moon is my witness and my nightly companion. As she ebbs and flows dancing with shadow and light, my heart does, too.
I cry, I sing, I dance, I laugh and weep, for all those who can’t.
I feel the pain for all those in suffering, physical and mental. The root is all the same.
I bow to all the angels who are holding us through these times; ethereal ones and the human ones in the frontlines and hospitals.
I practice compassion for all those who continue on the path of shadows. For all those who choose to repeat rather than evolve. You can’t rush healing or learning. That I’m coming to understand the hard way.
The times, they are changing, and my heart remains open, as I gather her pieces and remember the dance, once again…
“…go as deep as you feel it,
the deeper you mean it,
the more the stars can hear it.
The deeper you mean it,
the more healing can happen,
the Earth heart opens,
connects to your own…”
Beautiful music 🎶 by Ayla Nereo