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Friday, December 31, 2010

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010



Some of my old writings

I came across this today and really liked was written about a year ago.

to me discovering love within yourself sets you up to fully embrace the love of others and in turn to give love away with no limits or conditions, and when you reach this level of freedom, not bound by labels or expectations, love will begin to take flight and you will begin to see it in more forms, far more vast than what we think it exists in the end if you have tapped in the deep reservoir of love inside of yourself, well then nothing else matters, you've arrived, and life will continue to blossom...

Coconut by Fever Ray ~FULL VERSION, Unofficial Video~

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yin Within Yin

Today is officially the shortest day of the year. For many, this may be a difficult concept to grasp...DARKNESS. However, each day after this one will in turn grow longer and warmer. To me, this is the beautiful symphony and cyclical way of Mother Nature. She is constantly changing and evolving, yet remaining in tact within herself, there is an unfolding going on underneath her in essence an opening and closing that never ceases to end. As within, so without...

As far as Chinese Medicine goes, we are now immersed in the YIN time of the Yin/Yang cycle. Being in the dead of winter we are specifically in Yin within Yin, meaning that there is very little Yang.

We are in the WATER element of the 5-Phases. Water is the element of winter and is associated with the Kidneys and Bladder. When you think about it, the Kidneys and Bladder are the most YIN in terms of anatomical location on the body. They are the lowest, closest to the ground.

YIN time is dark, cold, inert, withdrawn, inward, deep, closed, quiet, feminine, wet, slow, to name a few.

The color associated with the WATER element is black which is pretty reflective of it's dark and deep nature. The emotion that is most commonly associated with the Water element is FEAR.

KIDNEYS play a very integral role in Chinese Medicine Theory. They are the seat of creation, essence, new life, passion, and zest for life. The KIDNEYS store our pre-heaven essence and our post-heaven qi. Anatomically they excrete what no longer serves us fluidly speaking. They house the MINGMEN which is like a little fire deep within us all.

FIRE is the opposite of WATER and can balance out too much saturated WATER in the body, mind, and spirit. During this time of year it is important to warm up your Kidney Yang and nurture your Yin by keeping it warm.

Also during this time of Yin and time of Water, it is crucial to embrace the stillness and maybe even the dark moments, as this can give rise to new journeys and experiences of creativity and passion for life. When we take note of the simple, flowing nature of Water, there is simply no need to discern it, there is no need to define it. It is enough to just watch it and be present to it. This is the same in your own body and life. Just savor it, give it room to be and just do it's thing. Allow the freedom to be. Water is unrestricted and everlasting, it is sensitive and very intuitive, susceptible to negative vibrations as well as positive ones so be conscious of this within your own self.

A very beautiful SOUL:::Stice to YOU

Sunday, December 19, 2010


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Strangers in the NIght

"When you are passionate about at least one thing in life, it will carry you through even over all the little bumps."

This was a recent statement that was given to me by a cashier at the grocery store. I did not know this man and there is a chance I may never see him again. However, he left an imprint on my heart. Do you ever stop and take note of all the wonderful people that are placed in your life that essentially give you 'presents'? I've come to see that these so-called 'presents' really have the propensity to merge you into the present. Look back at your life and acknowledge all the people who contributed to your experience in some way. I am always amazed by what I recall. The body has an incredible memory bank. You may not recall it right away and sometimes you remember things years later but it all is revealed when you are most ready to absorb it further.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life is in the details...



Gentleness is the strength behind true power, and it comes from feeding yourself with nourishing words, thoughts, deeds, intentions, and all forms of food. Shield yourself from harshness by placing as intention to attract only kind and gentle life lessons and relationships. Transform harshness into gentleness by refusing to see anything but the shining light that is within each person and situation. This intention begins with your relationship with yourself. Be very gentle with yourself in all ways. Be happy, be kind, be sweet, but most of all, be true to you.

-Goddess card for the day....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

Dolphins and Beluga Whales Just Playing Around

Are you too 'BUSY' to enjoy life?

This year I have made a conscious choice to really look at the words I am using and one word I have decided to pretty much omit from my vocabulary is the word; BUSY....

You hear it all the time, 'I've been BUSY." "I know you're super BUSY but..." "Gosh, I am so busy I just don't know how to handle it all." "Well, when Im not so busy then I will have time for it."

Now I understand we all have a jobs, families, hobbies, etc. etc. I get that. The thing that I began realizing was that every time I said I was BUSY it was like I almost dismissed the wonderful gifts that have been given to me, namely this beautiful life. It almost seemed to me as I was coining my life as BUSY I undermined the richness and splendor of it all. I was treating the things I engage in as burdens rather than blessings.

Since I have not using the term BUSY to refer to my day to day, it has given me much more freedom and actually has taken a load off my shoulders, which I incidentally created:) I approach everything I do with an intention, and a purpose, and a sense of gratitude as opposed to something I have to check off the list or finish or get done or get to.

This has been yet another avenue to merge myself more into the vast current of infinite bliss. Life is softer, graceful and effortless this way. This does not mean I don't feel pain or feel afraid from time to time...but is is simply another attachment to let go of...

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Turn this Up and Start Shaking Your Money Maker!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LOve and Loss...

One who has loved truly can never lose entirely.
-Napoleon Hill

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


What are your priorities in life?

Have you ever noticed that when you take care of the essentials everything else seems to magically take care of itself?

- Being of service to others, setting intentions, keeping a close connection to my source, reaching out when I myself need help, keeping my mind full of positive thoughts, getting rest and relaxation, smiling, being outside, eating food from the Earth, moving my body, remaining willing to do whatever it takes to be free, staying in gratitude for the life that has been so freely given to me, having fun, forgiving...

These are some of mine. When I keep this stuff in check all the other details seem to just get woven in with everything else.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

what is it that you are looking for?

Have you ever stopped to ponder that maybe just maybe all the answers lie within you? Have you ever asked a question or thought about something and soon enough more is revealed and you say, 'oh, what a coincidence!' Do you believe in coincidences or do you think that maybe everything is strategically placed in our path on purpose? Has another person ever asked you a question or wanted your advice and you just can see the answer in their question? Often times we can't see that when we are in it, when we are the ones asking the question. I see this a lot when people talk to me in regards to relationships. The answer always lies in the question. I feel as though it is your intuition or that deep, still small voice within that is literally speaking through you, however are we trusting it and leading with it, or are our heads driving the bus? Im also in a place where I am simply not after 'getting all the answers' and finding out ALL the secrets of the universe, I feel that they are secrets for a reason. This keeps the fire burning, it keeps me excited about this thing we call life. If I had a key for every lock and knew what lied within each room well, it would kind of get a little stale wouldn't it? So, I suppose the spice is in the mystery, the unknown, but there is a wisdom contained within each of us that is ultimately guiding us and connecting us to everything and everyone around us. Kind of like an adhesive that not only sticks but is also agile and very flexible...So what exactly are you looking for? What if you find what you are looking for? Will you stop seeking all together? Then what?

Life Awaits You

All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
Simone Schwarz-Bart