My #1’s and some essential B-sides.
Curated for your inspiration, liberation, and validation.
Our whole lives are relationships. Belly laughs—the ones you remember years afterwards when you're driving down a quiet road by yourself or comparing your dim day to the shine of your past—those belly laughs only happen with friends.
I was in a spiritual tizzy — that’s an esoteric term for 80% emotions-running-wild, and 20% having faith that everything will work out. I can’t remember what it was over (probably divorce papers, or a publishing contract, or buying a house. But it involved documents and beaucoup emotion.)
Faith is the “work” in “Light work”. It scrubs and rinses and steadily erases doubt. Faith stays on doubt's ass: I see you. I dissolve you. I replace you with Faith. And then doubt will pop up again. And Faith is right there.
She has gone through the eye of a needle, stripped, shed, pared down to the pure pith of her power. The few people who have seen her so naked will never speak of that beauty to anyone else.
You will have more to give—and you will LOVE giving it. You will seek to give. It will be the most incredible feeling. Someone is going to come to you with a broken wing, or low on reserves and you are going to have so much love and insight to offer them.
Threshold, crossed. You got there. After the grinding, the repetitive strain, the cord-cutting, the screams of release, the bliss of relief -- the training paid off. Muscle burn got you across the finish line. Soul fire resurrected you. BREAKTHROUGH.
The problem with a lot of prediction + manifestation techniques is that we tend to forget that other humans are involved in our manifesting. And we can’t control other humans — as much as we’d LOVVVE to.
We’ve all been hurt. Screwed over. Taken for granted. Unseen. And once we untangle our hearts and egos from those painful interactions, sometimes we can still manage to send someone positive vibes.Harm done, but okay. Everyone did their best. Onward. I wish them well. And even though you’d never commune or collaborate with that person ever again, you really mean it...
Grief is one of the most powerful Goddesses. She swallows your agony and lets it tear her apart. Beautiful birds fly from her belly – each one an insight into life and your power. Grief brings the whole flock to your window and she waits and waits to reveal universal truths to you. She goes to the depths with you. She rises with you...
I burned about 20 years of journals. Pages and pages of gut-red poetry and angst; cosmic gorgeousness and tender prayers; lists of wants, boyfriends (a loose term), and favourite perfumes. With every page I fed into the fireplace, I smiled. Thank you. Goodbye. Hellohhh here & now...
I’ve been betrayed — severely. Thank God. Betrayal is such a defining experience — it lays your heart bare, and that’s a bloody, good thing. Bloody good.
Being betrayed by another person is often (not always,) a reflection of how you were betraying yourself. It’s a lie looking back at you.
Sometimes pain comparison is an act of consciousness. It's an empowering way to refine your thoughts and create your reality and practiced gratitude. And sometimes...pain comparison only numbs out our truth.And sometimes...pain comparison only numbs out our truth. And when we numb out, we dumb down. We become less conscious, and less useful to those around us. Denying your personal pain won't lessen other people's suffering...
If you're on your creative edge, you will continuously want more. True desire is full and insatiable. She is appreciative and ceaseless. She is present and she sees possibility everywhere. This is the divine paradox of intentional creating. You'll love what you've got with all your heart today, and you will be ready for more tomorrow... and the next day.
When you get off of your own case, you tend to ease up on everyone else around you. Which makes you way more fun to be around. Way more. Only good can come of that. You will probably be more accepting of the way people are.
Can you love the problems inherent in your industry? The challenges that come with the goals you've set? The hoops you have to jump through to get what you want the most?
I often hear “women are our own worst enemies” in terms of our culture. I’m tired of that argument. I think everyone is their own worst enemy, and I don’t think it’s about something women have specifically against each other.
There's a difference between the definition of happiness and the definition of joy. It's valuable to be aware of this because when things get tough, logic might want you to default to despair, or utter sadness or worse, you might think you have to choose between hardship and joy, or support and separation, or light and dark...
I travelled to Dharamshala, India with six friends to meet with The Dalai Lama. It was cell-altering and heart-expanding. The week before our arrival, there had been a horrible event in which some monks were murdered — most shockingly, by other monks. The story was on everyone’s mind and in our small, private meeting with His Holiness, the first thing we did was offer our condolences. His response captivated me...
Each half of the same apple sat in its own sealed jar on our windowsill. Throughout the day, we’d walk by and say to The Apple of Positivity, "You are so awesome! You’re a winner! You are perfect, gorgeous, useful. We love you apple! Apple! You rock!" As for The Apple of Negativity...
So much of what I learned from New Age-ness was a spiritualized flavour of love that had more to do with looking evolved than actually deepening one's relationship to Love itself (which is to say deepening one's relationship to one's VERY SELF -- because you ARE Love).
Leaving the Church of Self Improvement for the Temple of Me. The lies that spur us on. Rooting in love. Pleasure rules. And more. Put on the kettle, or bring your iPad to bed with you. We're going in.
What I’m campaigning for is that you embrace the potential genius of the last minute knowings (because they’re natural), and take a swing at total and utter madness: Consider that your realization of how it could be better might be divine, and do whatever it takes to make it better. The one part of the plan that isn’t changing? The plan to always give your best.
Rather than doing whatever it is that you do to ease, mitigate and transform those states of being as acts of “self improvement” and “getting fixed” or “making better," what if you approached those rituals and remedies as ways of getting to your power? No fixing and no anxiety, rather, a trip to the Limitless Well of Knowing and Reliable Awareness.
Can you wish the best for those you envy?
What if your jealousy is a sign that you need to get your ass in gear?
Because, what's wrong with wanting what you want?
Going with the flow isn’t about being passive or lazy. It’s not about just letting things happen “to you”. It’s not aimless wandering. It’s a co-creative act. "The flow" is the ocean of cosmic intelligence. It's the substance that carries the whole shebang. The flow is life energy itself.