How to Use Self-Hatred as a Catalyst for Awakening

Throughout life we encounter a sea of voices. Voices exclaiming fear and unworthiness, voices that fiercely echo, “I can’t, I won’t, I’m not strong enough, I don’t deserve, I’m selfish for wanting, dreaming or having.” We downplay our success, power and inner truth. Within the depths of our vulnerability and innocence we can easily succumb to the onslaught of our inner critic. This isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Some of the most prominent figures in our lives helped to shape these core beliefs. I’m a firm believer in the concept of Karma. Karma, as described in Hinduism and Buddhism is defined as, “the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their … Read More

Are You Ready to Get Turned On?

Being in a state of turn on feels amazing right? It can feel liberating, juicy, and downright powerful. Feeling turned on is comparable to being in a “flow” state. When we are in a state of turn on, we can feel incredibly connected, open, radiant, embodied, confident, and in tune with the people in our lives and our life circumstances. We may feel magnetic and in touch with our sensuality, intuition and inner power. The funny thing about maintaining turn on is that it requires that we know how to turn off. Openness and receptivity can’t exist without contraction and disconnection. As awakened beings on the path, it’s not our responsibility to be open, loving, and radiant in every single … Read More

To Answer The Call

  Fill up, fill up, fill up. Dear child, woman, man, other, that with no description. There is no amount of nourishment that is selfish to take in. Receive, eat and drink your weight in life’s nectar. Allow the richness of the soil to saturate your pores and the sunlight to drench every inch of your skin. You were meant for greatness. To live human. To live awake. To live experience. To live love. To live heartbreak. To live it all.

Lost and Found: An Exploration Into the Unknown

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At a certain point we lose ourselves within the river. From torrents, to unpredictable currents you never know where you will really end up. Surrendering to the flow is sometimes all we can do because to resist may mean certain death. That’s why so many people drown during storms. It’s not the storm itself, it’s actually the current that you swim against. It is bringing you farther and farther away from all that you have ever known. But, in your resistance and almost frantically tortuous effort to escape back to what is most comfortable and known you become so exhausted you just give up. Sapped of energy, life force, and hope of ever finding that familiar shore again, you are … Read More

On Relationships, Love, and Being

I’ve become aware of the fact that we grow with each person we meet, and simultaneously we sometimes don’t realize how we have been impacted, changed,or shaped by those that we connect with. I don’t think there are ever any chance meetings. It’s almost if we draw other people into our lives so we can see ourselves more clearly, so we can see that we are inherently source. We want our uniqueness to be celebrated and we don’t want to share in the celebration of our human experience alone. Sometimes,when left to our own devices we don’t realize that all experience is relationship. We deny ourselves certain experiences because we don’t feel it’s the relationship that we should be having … Read More