𝘞𝘌 𝘈𝘙𝘌 𝘚𝘗𝘐𝘙𝘐𝘛𝘜𝘈𝘓 𝘉𝘌𝘐𝘕𝘎𝘚 𝘏𝘈𝘝𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘈 𝘏𝘜𝘔𝘈𝘕 𝘌𝘟𝘗𝘌𝘙𝘐𝘌𝘕𝘊𝘌 ✨
Before we chose to have this human-experience, we were a little seedling of consciousness with a specific purpose, mission and set of natural talents.
Then, we volunteered to have a human experience and actualize that purpose or mission in our external reality with our tools.
Most of us spend our lives trying to figure out what that purpose is. We are born with that deep knowing coming from an intuitive voice or “inner guru,” but most of us are conditioned to ignore it.
One way we could be conditioned to ignore it is through societal standards, familiar chords/pressure or attachments to material objects.
And so we spend our lifetime trying to figure it all out. We go to school and study various subjects, we work unfulfilling jobs instead of tuning into our natural talents and interests.
Have you ever pursued something that came naturally to you? For some it’s physical sports, for others it’s creating art, for some it’s elevating others. That/those thing(s) are your tools to help others and self actualize, they’re part of your mission.
And what happens is when we chose something that’s not a part of our plan, the universe throws us obstacles to bring us in alignment with what our true calling is.
THAT’S why every “curse” is really a blessing. THAT’S why people say “everything happens for a reason.” Because, in reality it does.
So when you’re feeling out of place, when you’re struggling finding your purpose, when you’re feeling like you’re at a dead-end, when the door is locked and you keep trying to open it — pause. Realize that if the universe didn’t need you you wouldn’t be here. Analyze your strengths, talents and interests. Then, try another door.
Watch what happens. ✨🌱
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𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥, 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮, 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴...✨
These are the energies of the root chakra (Muladhara).
The Muladhara is the root chakra or first energy center located at the base of your spine.
It relates to your connection with your physical body, ancestry and environment.
When it is balanced you feel safe, secure, supported and peace. You feel fearless, knowing that you can shoot for the stars because you are connected to the Earth below us. When it is balanced you realize and remember that the universe has your back.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝟓 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐚 ✨
1. GROUND — Go out into nature (i.e. any grassland, park, beach, mountain). Stand up and feel your feet rooted soundly onto the Earth below you. Lift each toe and replant it onto the ground. Energetically bring the arches of your feet to kiss the ground below you. Feel the beautiful, grounding energy move into your body and remind yourself that you are human, and you are connected to beautiful Mother Earth.
2. LISTEN TO MUSIC — Put some headphones on or turn on your speaker. Listen to music that grounds you, whatever that means to you (maybe an old lullaby, acoustic tunes, sacred/religious melodies, bluegrass, folk music...heavy metal [if that's your thing!]) Music is a divine part of the human experience. Its existence has long surpassed that of most things in our culture today; clothing, language, technology...tune into your root chakra by listening to music and allowing its vibrations to soothe you.
3. CONNECT WITH YOUR ROOTS — Whether we'd like to admit it or not, we came from somewhere. They say that one of the first decisions we make is in utero when we declare "I am alive" or we choose to have a human experience. Of course we all have different experiences, and some of us may not be able to reconnect with those who raised us or our hometowns. What you can do is think about where you came from, and realize that it was this same body, mind and spirit you are in currently which guided you through your childhood experiences. You are rooted, and always have been.
\4. EAT/DRINK GROUNDING FOODS — Spices such as ginger, tumeric and cinnamon can be grounding. Same as foods like rice, quinoa, and proteins such as tempeh, seitan and tofu. When you eat or drink these foods, take your time. Chew slowly and imagine the food nourishing your body, or hold the warm cup of tumeric tea in your hands and allow its warmth to soothe you.
5. GIVE YOURSELF SOME ALONE TIME — Dedicate some time each day, or at least each week to "ground." Decorate your space with some nice lighting or a candle, make a cup of tea or coffee and get comfortable. Journal about your week, current feelings or anything which comes to mind. Plan out your tasks for the day, week or month. Participate in self-care, whatever that means to you, and remind yourself that you are grounded, safe and secure always.
This is the first post of a 7-part series on the energy body. For more information about the energy body, view my Instagram Highlight, “Energy Body,” or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I told you that you could have it all just by being yourself?
Would you believe me?
In our society we are constantly being told to change. We are born beautifully perfect humans with wonderfully beating hearts, intricate minds within vessels for creation.
Immediately after birth we are exposed to messages aiming to change us. Whether they be from something so innocently pure like a parent sending us to a specific school for a “better education” or dressing you a certain way.
And as we age, we begin to take note of what is “accepted” and what is “rejected” by society. Our parents oftentimes will share stories about how we used to play soccer but “outgrew it,” or used to love the color pink but changed our preferences.
This “change in preference” we go through a multitude of times each lifetime comes from observing how society views a certain action, style or personality; and adopting the ones which seem “acceptable” to be our own.
The result? For some, unhappiness, confusion and emptiness. Feeling like you don’t know who you are, feeling lost, feeling like no one understands you, feeling like you don’t fit in.
In a society which is constantly trying to change you — selling you diet products promising you’ll feel better, more whole if you lose weight; selling you stimulants and energy drinks promising you’ll be more productive and make more money to spend on those diet products, clothing or the latest tech products; selling you one of the most beautiful, human experiences imaginable — a loving relationship or partnership — via a smartphone app charging you $29.99 a month to find your soulmate — I challenge you to just be yourself.
YOU are so beautiful, so special and so unique. As YOU. Right when you wake up, fresh out of the shower, makeupless, barefoot in your kitchen making pancakes, singing in the car to your favorite songs, hugging your loved ones, giggling with the baby in the cart next to you at the supermarket, smelling flowers on the street, crying your heart out when you feel like it’s been shattered into pieces then picking those pieces back up again, running as fast as you can until your legs give up, reading your favorite book, skinny dipping in the moonlight with your best friends, failing not once, but twice, and again, and another time; succeeding not once, but twice, and again, and another time.
You can have it ALL just by being yourself. Actually, you already have it all. Just look in the mirror, look around you at all of the abundance which is yours and smile big and bright knowing that you are whole as you are, and that there is so much more to life than spending it trying to change yourself.
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭...✨
Two nights ago I got vulnerable on my Instagram story.
I was having a rough day mentally. I was feeling anxious, overwhelmed, imperfect.
My type A personality had so many goals, visions and plans for the future and once I laid out everything I had planned for the next few months — I froze.
I wondered how I was going to do it all. I wondered if I was capable. I lost touch with my purpose.
And then as I got on Instagram and shared my vulnerable Ultraviolet Thoughts I remembered my why.
I am here to serve others. I am here to provide beautiful humans the tools and guidance they need to self actualize —
And I’m here to do that, while being authentically and unapologetically vulnerable. Authentically and unapologetically HUMAN.
Because by being human, I create space for others to do the same. To peel off the layers of their skin that aren’t really who they are. To create space for them to unravel, unwind and sink into alignment with who they truly are and what their life mission is.
My boyfriend works in sales and yesterday he told me that, inspired by me, he had his team chant that they were beautiful people.
THAT is why I do what I do.
As you move through your day today, remember. YOU ARE HUMAN. And your humanness is what makes you beautiful.
Happy Wednesday. 💕✨
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How many times do you set an intention or goal, and feel disappointed or upset when you achieve it? You feel confused...unfulfilled...empty.
That’s because you were co-creating with what you CURRENTLY know.
I was listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza on Lewis Howe's program the other day. He said that in order to fall into alignment and create space for synchronicity, we need to co-create with a future vibration.
Think about it. If you’re only co-creating with what you currently know, what’s currently in front of you, than you’ll probably stay in that current vibration. How could you move out of it if everything you’re working with is still in it?
I have a 3D example to ground this metaphysical theory for you. Imagine you want to redecorate your home. You’re tired of the way your drapes hang, the color of your furniture set. You feel like you’ve outgrown the space, it just isn’t “you” anymore.
And so you start rearranging your furniture, moving your artwork around your walls. You even clean the whole space top to bottom.
And yet you don’t feel any different. Now you’re just exhausted from moving and cleaning all day.
Because you were only working with what you already knew, expecting to create something suitable for the new or future you.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝟑 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨-𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:
1. ANALYZE YOUR CURRENT VIBRATION — A "vibration," informally, is defined as "a person's emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object, as communicated to and felt by others." What is your emotional state? Sit with yourself and analyze what you're feeling and why you're feeling that emotion. Getting to the root of your emotional vibration will help you visualize the vibration you want to create.
2. DETERMINE A GOAL OR VISUALIZE YOUR FUTURE SELF — Something spiritual leader Dr. Joe Dispenza says is that we need to visualize the emotions we will feel in the future living in our new vibration.
For example, let's say you've analyzed that you are currently experiencing low-self worth and self-esteem, which you've identified as a roadblock to your happiness. Imagine a life where you felt confident, secure and at peace with yourself; knowing that you are worthy of everything you desire. Imagine that new vibration existing right now.
3. RELEASE ATTACHMENT TO ANY OUTCOME — Remember, setting intentions can be dangerous because an intention is myopic. It reflects what we CURRENTLY desire, a decision we created with the things we CURRENTLY know. Yes, when we achieve our originally desired vibration, we can repeat this process again and again until we achieve the one we truly desire. But, if we make a commitment to just changing our vibration, with no attachment to what the new one will feel like, then we are allowing space for God/The Universe/Whatever Higher Power You Believe In to bring us the vibration we truly desire.
Black coffee tastes so so good sometimes, actually all of the time.
Perspective shapes our reality, this I know. I have learned to look at my pain, my suffering and change the lenses of my glasses to interpret sorrow as beauty, gray as indigo and a cold dewy morning as a warm vibrant sunset.
And yet sometimes I struggle. Fear arises. When things seem to be too good to be true, when things seem to be going "too well," the mind creates elaborate stories of potential realities using the set, director and cast from past traumatic experiences.
And with this faulty perspective, we succumb to fear, feeding into the viscous cycle of fantasizing our story playing out in the 3D. Maybe how we will react, maybe even how we will overcome it and move on.
This, of course, is dangerous. Sure, over time we can change our perceptions with neurolinguistic programming or meditation. Through those activities we can actually re-wire the neuroplasticity of our brains to create new neural pathways of thoughts, and since our thoughts shape our reality, we can then change our 3D reality to be more "positive," thus becoming not only a new avenue but a new arena for growth.
Now, while we work on the long-term task of altering our perception, we can change our perspective immediately. We have control over our minds, believe it or not.
Patanjali defines yoga as "quieting the mind-stuff." Choosing to quiet the mind-stuff is a decision we can actively choose every second of every minute of every day. When we see or experience something unpleasant, we can choose to pause and analyze it from a new perspective before allowing a memory or sensory experience to store in our brain, creating a negative neuropathway which would lead to more suffering, only creating a new trigger for our negative emotions.
We see this most with children who experience trauma. Obviously, most children aren't raised with an awareness that their thoughts or perspectives alter their reality.
Growing up my mother was going through a rough time and would sometimes have explosive episodes. One time she had decided the house was haunted and hired a medium to come over and sage the home.
At the time I was around 12 or so and my room was my oasis, my personal space and my safe space. I expressed to her that I didn't want her to come into my room with the sage. My reaction triggered her and she exploded with rage, asking me what I had been hiding, suggesting I was possessed by a devil and hitting me with a broom.
I'm sharing this story with you to show you how we can change our perspectives to disallow traumatic memories to store in our minds and reveal themselves later in life.
Looking back on that memory, if had the knowledge and tools I do now, I would've seen how that series of events was all trauma-based.
My mother frequently consumed alcohol, so she may have been intoxicated. She did have a genuine fear that bad energy was in the home.
Finances were rough, we didn't know if or when we'd lose our home. And my parents' marriage was unstable and unpredictable.
She believed that by cleansing the negative energy, maybe she could have control over her life again and provide a better home and environment for her husband and children whom she ultimately loved.
Being afraid, she saw me as defiant without a cause. She did not ask why I felt how I did. Fearful of what she could not control, she was nervous and probably realizing that as I was developing into the woman I am today, she could not control me anymore.
So she reacted in the way she had always known, in the way her body decided to — with a fight or flight response.
My mother's alcohol consumption was not something I realized I carried with me as traumatic until about a year ago, when I realized I had been abusing alcohol and chose to stop consuming it.
Something I'm working on is noticing my triggers.
The other evening I was at my boyfriend's house and noticed he had a few drinks.
My stomach fell, my palms began sweating. My inner-child had stored memories of experiences like the one I just described and the scene triggered a physical response from me.
Clearly he could tell something was wrong and at first when he asked I froze. I decided to stop and analyze where it was coming from,
I determined that I too had fears of the unknown. I felt out of control. But I chose to stop those fears and change my perspective of the situation. i realized and rationalized that having a couple of drinks was normal, and that he would not react in the same way my mother had.
I expressed this all to him and he met me with understanding and comfort, something I'm grateful for.
Look, yes we can change our perception over time with a lot of work, and I think we should definitely aim to do so.
But something we can do RIGHT NOW is change our perspective. Through svadhyaya or self-study, we can identify our triggers from moments where we didn't know this, and alchemize them into more tools for growth, expansion and connection.
On 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴...
Let’s face it. Sometimes we just don’t know what to say.
We create these visions of ourselves and hold ourselves to their standards — how to dress, how to act, how to speak.
We visualize scenarios in our heads as our minds and egos make stories of what 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 happen and what we will say in that moment.
Do you remember the last time you were in a group discussion, business meeting or at a dinner-party? Do you remember a situation where individuals around you spoke one at a time, and you knew you would have to speak eventually.
Were you listening to what everyone else was saying...or were you thinking about what 𝘠𝘖𝘜 would share when you got the microphone?
It’s human nature to do this — to let our minds wander off, losing themselves within a labyrinth of intricate thoughts and elaborate potential plot-lines. We imagine what it is we will say, how others will react.
We even rehearse what it is we will say in our heads, editing the words, phrases and even our verbal pronunciations.
But maybe, 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘖𝘒 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴.
Maybe, being speechless is actually beautiful.
When you’re fully present with whatever is going on around you, your mind is peacefully empty.
Have trust that you will say what is needed to be said when it is also needed to be heard, knowing that if no words come out at all — it’s OK to be speechless.
There’s a lot you can say without speaking.
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I think oftentimes in life we get tunnel-vision. We spend our lives searching for meaning, searching for our 𝘸𝘩𝘺, trying to decide on an 𝘦𝘯𝘥-𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 or destination for our journey.
And while I think setting goals and aiming to achieve them is healthy, productive and “good,” I think if we become too focused on our perceived goal we miss out on all of the transformational magic interlaced within the journey to it.
I chose to do my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training following a traumatic brain injury and career change, during a tumultuous time in my journey. I was working part time, going to school full time and doing YTT all while recovering from my injury and handling other health concerns.
And all the while I was feeling really motivated, really focused on my 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 of teaching yoga regularly in a private studio. I did the “work” — the journaling, the meditating, the reading, the visualizations —
But at the end of my training, I was told I wasn’t ready to teach yet. My teachers were explaining to me the simple things I should adjust before teaching a public class along with the simple fact that at the time I was generally an inexperienced yoga practitioner — even stating that I would be a great yoga teacher and they wanted to continue working with me on my practice.
But I didn’t see that. I didn’t see the magic of the journey I was about to go on. I couldn’t see how much I would grow as a yogi, teacher, student and individual. I couldn’t see how much my practice and devotion to the divine and my higher-self would grow in those few months of extra training.
I couldn’t see how the idea for Ultraviolet would come to me during a yoga class in svasana, with tears rolling down my face. Or how ideas for class-plans would start coming to me in the check-out line at the grocery store. I couldn’t see that I would end up with the blessing to teach, teaching a donation class and raising $400 for a charity. I couldn’t see the deepening of connections with those around me as I began to shed the skin of who I once was —physically and mentally— to create space for who I am now.
Goal-setting is important, yes. But don’t let tunnel-vision blind you from the beauty of the present moment. There is so much magic in the journey, if you allow yourself to tap into it your end destination may just change into somewhere more beautiful, more 𝘜𝘭𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘵, than you ever imagined.
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Around 7 months ago I woke up on a cold concrete floor.
There were at least 10 people circled around me. I tried to lift my head but felt the warm palms of a stranger's hands cradling the back of my skull.
"Don't move" he said.
I began crying and screaming out, not knowing what had happened. Not knowing why someone was yelling that I could die because this stranger lifted my head. Not knowing why my friend was talking to a 9-1-1 dispatcher above me or why my other one was crying.
I remembered being hungry and wanting pizza. That whole night I had a strange feeling something was going to happen. I went to class, work, the gym and went out with friends. I had recently stopped going out but decided to step out for a friend's birthday, decided to switch things up.
But the whole night there was this constant chatter of ruminating thoughts playing in my head and it was almost as if all of the violinists in the orchestra within my head were hitting their melodic climax. I remember ordering pizza and being really annoyed with the cashier as he took a long time to explain what a "grandma slice" was.
I asked the EMTs on the scene if I was going to die. I had this unshakable fear that I might die, but I knew deep down my time wasn't up. No one would answer me. It was in the moment I was being wheeled into a stretcher that a firefighter looked at me in the eye. I asked him if I was going to die and told him "I had a lot of things to do,"
"Of course you're not going to die sweetie you're going to be fine," he grinned and hopped out of the ambulance.
It doesn't take a genius to acknowledge that our lives are compilations of our experiences. We can't arrive at our destination without taking X mode of transportation to get there. But we do have certain "tower" experiences we carry with us.
My life so far has pretty much been a series of those tower experiences.
I remember struggling a lot in adolescence. I was always searching for something more. Always feeling connected to something larger than myself. Always running towards the next thing. From an early age I felt like I was ready to go. I've always had this restlessness with an unnameable cause.
As I began running towards some mysterious and undefined goal, the universe began throwing in some "roadblocks" for me to hurdle over. Fighting and abuse in the home, financial insecurity, a feeling or perception of lack of approval from peers and parents; depression and anxiety which later manifested into an eating disorder.
But, roadblocks are not closed-doorways. They're actually beautifully decorated, open gateways to new hallways you never even thought of walking down.
A few tower moments later I was a journalist on Long Island. I was driving to cover a sporting event driving down the Long Island Sound when I slammed into the car in front of me.
Instead of hitting the break, I hit the gas. My car began pushing into me one inch at a time, and with each moment of contraction I became more and more aware of one pressing question — how did I get here?
I decided to move to California. I applied for a few jobs and was hired right away as a college student for a paid position at a newspaper. I said yes, worked day and night for three months, donated most of my possessions and drove across the country in three days flat.
When you're in alignment with the universe the tower moments stay at bay as they truly only exist to bring you into alignment with your predetermined path.
I believe we raise our hands and volunteer before we start this human experience. We set intentions, as we do in our yoga practice, for what it is we will accomplish on Earth. What it is we will accomplish in this particular lifetime.
And for some, the journey to that self-actualization is smooth but for others, it takes one, two, or a lifetime of tower moments to show them the right path.
I was wheeled into that MRI with tears streaming down my face, shaking. Not knowing if I had cracked my skull, not knowing what caused me to lose consciousness in the first place, not knowing how I would pay my bills if I was injured or how I would live my life if I had permanent brain damage.
And yet I felt so calm, as I placed one hand on my belly and the other on my heart. A gesture I had done many times before in my yoga practice.
I still wonder how colorful my brain looked in that MRI that night as I drew attention to my inhales entering my body and exhales leaving it.
In that moment I made a decision to change. To actually allow the bricks of my unstable tower to crumble down. To flow with life instead of crash against it.
A month or so later I quit my job as a journalist and enrolled in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Since graduating YTT in May I have been meditating on my journey, my growth and my future.
How can I use my education and couple of years of experience in journalism and media to spread knowledge, wisdom & insight?
How can I use these tools — my Upaya or “skillful means,” to help others self-actualize?
I can live ultravioletly- without boundaries. Living ultravioletly means always consciously choosing love, light and healing to help others on their life path.
My tools? Yoga, philosophy, curiosity and love.
Ultraviolet Asana is a personalized yoga plan created for you based off of what your energetic and physical needs are. Utilizing Ultraviolet Asana YouTube videos, unique and hand-crafted journaling prompts and meditations I will create a personalized monthly calendar for you to begin or deepen your yoga practice.
Through yoga and mediation I hope you are able to avoid those tower moments and bring yourself back to that intention you set for this lifetime however long ago you were born. My intentions for this program are to provide you the space and tools to overcome perceived obstacles and barriers — energetically and physically — and help reroute you to your true path.
With love, with light, with courage and vulnerability. Ultravioletly.
I remember sitting in a cafe on Long Island with a laptop and being approached by this young man. He asked me if I remembered taking a chemistry class with him and when I said no, he sat down next to me anyways.
He started asking me personal questions and trying to get to know me — he seemed really interested in my goals, aspirations and journey.
About 10 minutes into talking a young woman came up and joined us. I asked if the two of them were dating and she laughed and said they were brother and sister.
She then began talking to me about their church and how they worshiped God together. She told me that they imagined us all as humans on billions of individual roads. She said that in her world, in “God’s world,” there was no need for competition, greed or worry — because everyone was on their own journey.
It’s funny to make the connection now, almost five years later, between what she was saying and the concept of self-actualization.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give to yourself and those around you is being yourself. Really truly being yourself.
When you are truly being yourself, you can self-actualize allowing you to reach your highest potential of being in this lifetime.
Have you ever heard the phrase “do what you love and you’ll be the best at it?”
I believe we are born with an inherent sense, a 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨, of what it is we came to Earth to do. But as we age, we begin to either cover completely or alter that picture of our potential in our minds and in our external reality.
As a consequence, a lot of us live a life we don’t love so much.
Get vulnerable with yourself. Grab a journal & a pen. Vision yourself on a beach, toes in the sand, sea-breeze in your hair. Vision yourself running freely, smiling brightly.
What are you doing professionally? Where are you headed? What are your values?
Find that thing that lights you up. Find that thing that keeps you up at night and gets you out of bed in the morning. Find that thing you can’t stop thinking about — then get out there and do it. The universe has your back. ✨