"Happiness begins with you. Not with your relationship, your friends, or your job. But with you."

— Mandy Hale (via w-ritings)

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"You have within you more love than you could ever understand."

— Rumi (via feellng)

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Today, I woke.

I’ve had some pretty funky energy looming over me since my return from CA; It’s been really hard to explain or even put my finger on it and figure out the cause. Today feels different somehow. Perhaps it’s because I woke from amazing dreams… dreams where the lighting was on point… moods were great…. vibration elevated… everything happening, beautiful. I think my brain knew I needed to wake up like this.

Either way, I woke slowly once again… as I used to. I spent the morning picking up around the apartment, petting animals, watering and pulling any dead leaves from my little city garden, listening to music and re-setting my dream catcher station (since I had broken that down a few weeks ago for a dinner party.) I prepared myself a beautiful healthy brunch and started a new documentary.

I feel like myself today… once again. I am grateful.

One more week until I get to move into the new studio space. Two and a half more weeks until I get to see and work with some of my favorite clients in Denver, CO. One month, two weeks until I am back in California to shoot for Invoke Magazine and see some friends. I have so much to look forward to and no time for funky energy. I’m going to recharge all of my crystal and tiger’s eye jewelry in the sunlight today and do a candle ritual to help combat anything weird or negative that may be projected my way since I haven’t done that in awhile; I swear it helps immensely. 

I also pulled a new Goddess Wisdom card and plan to finally do my next “Oh my Goddess, what have you done?” post this week once I research the topic a bit more due to it being a Goddess I am unfamiliar with. It’s been way too long… just been going through some of my own garbage and trying to figure out what’s next the last few months. I’m back on track now! :)

Tags: life

I, often times, have and support the “unpopular opinion.” And that’s fine, really. The more open and aware I become the more my heart breaks. And again that’s fine, really. While people are being wasteful and killing one another, I’m the one… I am sitting in front of my computer, jaw hitting my keyboard, in tears. I feel too much… compassion for the earth, humanity… utter confusion as to why (people are blind to obvious truths) and how (people came to do the things they do to the earth and one another) and when (this all became so acceptable.) The disconnected state of the earth, the country, the world… the weight of awareness goes straight to my heart. And part of me is envious of those who can just “shut it off” but I guess it really is all about balance… for every hardened heart, one must bleed. I light one thousand candles and spin in circles with sage. I recycle and try to avoid bringing plastic into my home. I turn the water off while I brush my teeth. I cry for innocence and lives lost. I vomit at the thought of war so much that my body is shrinking. And I try to do my absolute best to make sure I am not part of the problem……… because sometimes I feel like that’s all I can do. 

I, often times, have and support the “unpopular opinion.” And that’s fine, really. The more open and aware I become the more my heart breaks. And again that’s fine, really. While people are being wasteful and killing one another, I’m the one… I am sitting in front of my computer, jaw hitting my keyboard, in tears. I feel too much… compassion for the earth, humanity… utter confusion as to why (people are blind to obvious truths) and how (people came to do the things they do to the earth and one another) and when (this all became so acceptable.) The disconnected state of the earth, the country, the world… the weight of awareness goes straight to my heart. And part of me is envious of those who can just “shut it off” but I guess it really is all about balance… for every hardened heart, one must bleed. I light one thousand candles and spin in circles with sage. I recycle and try to avoid bringing plastic into my home. I turn the water off while I brush my teeth. I cry for innocence and lives lost. I vomit at the thought of war so much that my body is shrinking. And I try to do my absolute best to make sure I am not part of the problem……… because sometimes I feel like that’s all I can do. 

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - AWARENESS IS KEY

OK can we please discuss this ice water challenge for a minute?

I understand that it is to raise awareness but whoever came up with the concept of pouring out and WASTING fresh drinkable water should really step back and take a look at the serious drought happening right here in our own country (CA, NV, TX and beyond) and then should also take into consideration the many other countries that struggle to find enough “drinkable” water that they do indeed need… for survival.

Here I am: turning the water off while I brush my teeth, scrubbing my dishes with the water off and then rinsing them all at once, pouring any “left over at the bottom of a glass” and “meted ice cube” water into my plants, etc… and then there a bunch of you go, DUMPING FULL BUCKETS OF FRESH WATER ON YOUR HEADS. Fresh water is a resource we need for survival and I’m not sure that many of you are aware that it is, in fact, RUNNING OUT.

Maybe you are hyper aware of the environment and world around you and this fact just slipped your mind due to the overwhelming need to spread awareness about another cause… I am actually going to pretend that this is the case. I am just going to assume that you are all extremely intelligent and aware human-beings who have gotten so wrapped up in a trend that you accidentally and grossly overlooked a totally different but just as real “issue.” This is just me poking you people in the ribs hard enough to wake you from the cold watery bliss long enough to see what you’re actually doing here.

ALS awareness is important… but even those who live with ALS cannot survive without fresh/clean water… just sayin.

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Weird things in my bedroom… Boxed rolls of upholstery fabric, sun hats, an old broken pallet, Polaroid camera’s, my great grammy’s afghan and a telescope…. Throw in a framed portrait of Madonna and other old art for good balance!

Weird things in my bedroom… Boxed rolls of upholstery fabric, sun hats, an old broken pallet, Polaroid camera’s, my great grammy’s afghan and a telescope…. Throw in a framed portrait of Madonna and other old art for good balance!

corwinprescott:

I am just so sick and tired of smoking weed, theft, and so on being used to deem dead black kids “thugs” as if white kids don’t steal as if white kids don’t smoke weed.

I did and was friends with tons of kids that smoked weed, stole cigarettes, painted graffiti, started fires on private property,…