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!
For those of you who don’t know him, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐡, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞! 💞
I absolutely adore this soul, this human, this man, my best friend, best life partner, best adventure buddy, and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known…
👩❤️💋👨 We got together what seems like countless moons ago while I was completing my university studies in Missoula Montana, a time of much uncertainty and darkness in my life. Everything started at a friend’s pirate themed birthday party 🏴☠️ After that we started to hang out and get to know each other, although I barely even knew myself back then. 𝘈𝘯 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭 in a young body as he was, Seth was there holding a loving-kindness and compassion torch for me shinning bright to navigate my shadows, endlessly patient and loving until I was ready to fully welcome him into my life.
🦋 Years have passed seemingly quickly while we continue to grow together, mentally and spiritually, continuously stepping into more evolved versions of ourselves. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 continues over 10 years strong and I am endlessly grateful to be waking up daily next to the love of my life.
👣Together we have traveled the world, moved across the country multiple times, experienced some of the most epic transformational events, and continue to show up daily with curiosity of 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳!
☯️ Seth is the grounding Earth beneath my feet when my fiery wings take me so high that I get lost in the clouds. Literally, his double Capricorn-ness compliments my double Sagittarius-ness so perfectly, and I bring in the fire and adventure as needed.
♾ As opposites as we seem to be in our personalities, backgrounds and upbringings, I feel that that 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨. Our souls made the contract long ago. And now here we are on this lifetime we’ve chosen to spend together, 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮, going beyond the mind and melting our hearts back into one.
💗 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬!
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.