Friday, May 31, 2013

Growing is Knowing

Healing is the most powerful and transformative journey a person can take. When the process of healing is taken seriously and approached with the utmost respect, the results harbored are more powerful than anyone could ever expect. We fall apart in order to identify the things that no longer serve us right. When we look at ourselves with honesty and feel guilt for our mistakes, that is actually the first step to healing ourselves. However it is not noble to ignore personal mistakes, nor is it noble to hang on to past shame. What is noble is respecting one-self and remembering to take time to breath deeply and strive for better days.

Sure it stings like a bee when the image of what was thought of as love leaves us to bleed. But the thing with love is that it can only grow when the lessons life has to offer are received. Isolation is the best medicine for worthwhile contemplation. Realizing that everything needed exists inside the chest, and possession is at best a reflection of things we wish to stay, but naturally all good things come to an end no matter how much we will them to stay.

What happens when those things go astray? What happens when others move on and we are left with memories of trauma and past happiness, all within the same breath? It is never easy to balance oneself to believe that what is meant to be will be - especially when hopes are taken away by others and leave us feeling incomplete.

Each day remember those who have forever changed you and thank them silently. Breath in uncertainty and exhale potential. Never fill the heart with hate or resentment, for that is how to attract and early cremation and shallow misconceptions. Mend the heart and let it dance to a new start.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

I would rather be true to myself, than adhere to make it look like I belong in a foreign place. The value of me being myself far surpasses my need to please others, or even fit into any social space. If you cannot see the value in my empathy and creativity, I have no need to convince you of anything else. I only long to be part of ventures that create accepting, respectful places. I have worked too hard to be second best. I am divine, nothing less.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Respecting cultural diversity is more than just sprinkling the workplace with people of various races, or going to a show that exhibits works from different places. It is about genuinely desiring to preserve cultural heritages & respecting all the people of the world. So often we convolute the true meaning of diversity to give it a physical meaning, when truly diversity arises from rich history and ancestry without token trying.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Each day we experience so many moments. So many opportunities to choose our thoughts and expectations. Beyond thought and expectations there exists a place where humble confidence determines worth, and there is no need to worry about anything more. Surely what comes will be willed by the hopes the heart makes.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Grant me the strength to proceed with unwavering faith, even when fear arises near and the path is unclear. Allow me to always see a way out of despair, even when routine brings drought and the end is near. May I find peace and respect for my individuality, even if silence and admiration are scarce. I know that I will keep together as long as love remains near.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

I never know what is next for me. I can never say my life has been dull or void of love. I take each step in faith. Deep down inside, I know that my life is worthwhile. The more I learn, the more I want to know. So many to admire, so many to care for

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Fill your time with meaningful company; those who talk to you respectfully and believe you, even when you don't believe in yourself. Don't deny that relationships run there course in many circumstances, but a true friend will compliment your path through all times. They comfort you when you feel blown and remind that it's your responsibility to create a life you can be proud of, no matter what challenges arise. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vintage Vault: Madonna, NYC

Some days I just need to think WWMD (what would Madonna do)? I know what, she would rise to the top and not give a f*ck what others say! If they can't love you for who you are and respect what you have to say, than send them on their way!!! Hey, hey!!!!

Daily Deep Dose

In order to cultivate yourself into the best version of yourself, turn the key to your heart and listen to what she reveals. When she aches, be gentle and deliver healing breaths, even if at first the motion is stressed. When she is full of happiness, let her recite all the gratitude and share love without anticipated expectations. Always know your heart knows best and embrace her saving grace.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

I remember what it feels like to feel my lovers embrace, the comfort of her body next by my side at night. In the past I was burned in a way that forever changed me. While I mourned the relationship that I gave my all, I realized that I was holding myself back from arriving at what was next. I've always believed in the power of love, but I don't want to keep anyone in my captivity. I wait for a woman as bold as me, who can really care for me through adversity.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Kindness is the most noble attribute to possess. When you are consistently kind to others, you create smiles of people's faces, and that is a feeling that can't be replaced. When you are kind to yourself, you accept that appreciating all the little glories amount to so much more than a single, shallow victory. In truth kindness cannot be faked, it comes through in every mindful action you make.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Authenticity is being true to you. Those who stand out in mind & create artistic & social vision aren't fearful of judgement, nor do they feel the need to negate what perspectives are important to share, no matter what others say. They speak their mind without shame & find solace in growing though the pain. They unite with all existence & forgive abrupt intentions. They open their hearts to hope & share openly stories untold.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Whether you choose to change your habits or not, it will be required in order to survive. Keep warm your good thoughts and require adaptation as part of your daily practice. Anything is possible when you're ready to gravitate towards positive intentions. Let go of all negative thoughts and addictions and inspire revelation.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vintage Vault: Bike Advertising

Ah yes, bike season is here! This poster reminds me so much of my Mystique Red. She is also a lovely red bike. Be safe this season and don't forget to wear a helmet! Perhaps be a little more practical with your outfit than this lady!

Daily Deep Dose

Nowadays so many people rush through the day, forgetting to take a moment to slow down and appreciate all the inherent simplicities life makes. Stepping away from all the demands, the noise and the expectations others have of you is important for the maintenance of health. Many think that saying no or giving up or a sign of failure, while in fact it shows that you trust the universe will show what you need to know and are aware of your worth.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

The value of solitude is greater than the codependency on others to feel fulfilled.  Alone time allows you to align your goals with your soul and your hopes with your mind. No disturbances will have hold on your ebbs and flows. Striving to silence all juvenile behaviors and  focus on confronting your fears, breaking free means looking back and being proud that you found the strength to bow to your inner light.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Daily Deep Dose - Mother's Day!

Growing up I remember thinking there was nothing my Mama couldn't do. She always managed to care for me, teach me and dress me immaculately. All the while she was wearing a smile, and when times were rough, there was nothing she wouldn't do to ensure we pulled through. No woman could ever influence me more positively then my Mama, no woman could ever carry such weight in my heart. Happy Mother's Day, I love you.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Stand with conviction against fleeting temptation. Spiritual obstruction leads to empty pursuits and inadequate use. Destiny has a magnificent way to move you astray from painful ways, but it's your responsibility to read the signs and be brave enough to do what's right.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

I use to think far too much, worry about things that were beyond my control. I shed so many tears over things that were ending, hoping my affection would encourage them to stay longer. Attachment dictated my hopes. Things had to change in order for me to grow, so now I trace the motion of my breath & trust that staying composed & focused is best. Seeing blessings that come everyday, I exhale to reinforce strength.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Reality is that your attitude attracts your circumstances. Trying to please everyone has never been the way to achieve stability and peace. The feeling you have inside will never lie to you the way others may. Your life is complete just the way it is today, there is no room for feeling inadequate. Instead, be full of appreciation and make your way. Do your best and don't let happiness be contingent on what others do or say.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

The reason a heart receives damage is so that it can amazingly mend and pump with vigor again. Wounds are often dealt by outside sources, but it's a decision to decline the notion of inflicting harm through what resonates. No matter what blows are landed in attack, grow to stand tall like a tree and sway firmly without being uprooted from the core of being free. Heal yourself and release the soul that lives within.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Those who are brave endure the lessons they need to find unbreakable faith. Faith is found when you no longer seek affirmation or explanation beyond the truth, which authentically resides within the chest. Truth trusts that beyond perception exists a place of good fortune, where kindness and compassion seek happiness in peace and without regret.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Daily Deep Dose

Each spring day, the sun kisses me with her rays. The warmth of her tenderness keeps the clouds at bay and protects my heart from hardening with scorn. After all is said and done I can't deny that I feel alive, and I'm stronger then I've ever been before. I'm reborn without any shadow of low. Mirroring the sun with each breath I live fearlessly. Her energy allows me to thrive and continue to search for my inner light.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PP Power Jam #20: New Day

It all comes together when you have gratitude for your life each day. Yes, AK, YES!

Daily Deep Dose

Though my life has been less than perfect, I wouldn't exchange any of my experiences. Sure there has been disappointment, sure there has been pain, but mostly there has been an abundant brewing of love from deep within me, which matures each day. I only know that my love will continue to grow if I stick to what I know: I am here as a messenger of hope, to remind that no effort made in honesty is without scope. Search inside and care more.