Thursday, October 6, 2016

No shoes. No worries!

 This impeccable time of my life, so carefree! When I was living in Hawaii, hitchhiking around, traveling to the west coast and back again. I love seeing the seasoned transitions of my life, all the faceted ways to grow and expand. And deeply knowing that every single step was part of it.

Spending my early 20's worktrading yoga classes, housekeeping, babysitting you name it for food and shelter. I was living out of jungle huts, riding in cars with boys, jumping on sailboats and planes and trains to wherever. It was the pinnacle adventures of my life...

It is my belief that a "gap year" is so incredibly important to the transition of youth into adulthood. I always tell friends, if you have NEVER taken a trip for your spirit, and an opportunity arises, DO IT! Is my advice. If you travel all the time, go go going wherever without direction anymore, well then maybe think about starting to ground down.
It's the ebb and flow, the rightful response, a balance in action to life.

The pivotal moment for me was when I set foot in Portland with a backpack, $200, and an open heart! I looked upon these creative inspirers who looked back upon me, and I realized it was time to create something, to hone it. And now 5 years later, here I am. A different kind of journey... The one where you rediscover the treasures right in your own backyard.

This is to be read when you’re alone.

This is when you are nestled in a place where everything melts away with each word written on this page. Light a candle. Take a breath. Settle in to a place that is attentive and true. The distractions of the day begin to soften. Its’ edges dissolve, where the heart reflects and the body’s mind and motions move to a steady hum. And this is the moment when the heart stops tugging and starts beating, pulsing. This is the reminder of that love is evident.

It moves throughout every cell, and is strongly and firmly ingrained in the attraction. It is that alchemical dizziness that we feel when we touch each other, magnetizing a formula to fit together, even though our bodies already are puzzle pieces, finding their grooves.

It is by the way your body feels. It is by the way the waves of bliss that sweep across your limbs. Compassionate tides rolling through with fervent winds because of the reflections of love being brought to the mind’s attention. Sometimes the quality of love is questionable, especially when I ask myself what’s best in this crazy, roller coaster-of-a-ride present moment. The up, downs, and all arounds of understanding what it means to see beauty in someone else, and not be attached to that, in respect of how they see themselves.

See yourself. Now, here, in this moment with the fire in your eyes. Take note of your own reflection. And, find me again when you do.

Kingdom of Your Own

inspirations to new song lyrics... 

So, grab a hold
Onto what it is and believe it will be
Grab a hold and find the pressure,
take the leap and let go.
'Cause it can only be you
To set these words on fire
Wrapped pages, building bridges higher
It can only be you, my love.
You're getting fickle on a million flavors
To which none of them you liked at all
Follow the leader for a good behavior
And build a kingdom that you call your own.
Say goodbye and walk away with wisdom,
Holding on what truly matters
Call upon the cracks below.
The kingdom may fall.
So, grab a hold.