When you speak with your mind, you connect to the minds of those around you. When you speak with your heart you connect to the hearts of those around you. When you speak from your life, sharing you(rs), you change the lives of others. #vulnerability ...As a #studentoflife I recognize my work lies within the act of taking ‘risks’ in allowing myself to be seen, heard and experience for more than I might feel comfortable with. I see it not only changing my life, and also those around me... #SHEexpresses #breathwork #spiritualteacher @unplugmeditation #yoga #yogaeverydamnday @yogaworks
...Mr Merica ready for take of.... #❤️ #SHEloves @ecarysfort
I’ve always wanted to live by the ocean. I grew up on a farm and moved to the city age 13. Once a year we’d drive down to the coast for our vaca. My mom would worry herself sick after not seeing me for hours and begin searching for me. I’d always be drawn to some deserted part of the beach, almost cacooning myself between huge dunes. This with paper and pen in hand. Gazing over the ocean, and writing love letters to boys, spilling my heart and tears on paper. Of course they’d never reach their destinations. Yet, it landed where it was supposed to. On the beds of the ocean. And the waves washed away any feelings of loneliness as I’d lost myself in my creative flow. It felt the safest and most receptive environment to express in. Perhaps the only of that kind. I’d learnt to exchange with the ocean then. Writing is a tool I get to use to find my truth, clarity of thought and feeling and a quiet space I craved between my ears. I write what I’m in most need to remember. It separates myself from the other. It brings clarity. And knowing that’s so much deeper than the mind. And so sitting on that fine day, hypnotized by the repetitive motion of the waves, I’d found myself when my mom thought I was lost. Sometimes we must go on a journey away from what we know to ignite a wisdom, a strength, or a gift we’ve always had, and bring it back into active form. I teach becoz it helps me break through the limitations of my mind. So I get to drop deeper and teach rather from a place of my souls’s wisdom. The more I trust in the uncertainty, allow myself to empty, the wider my heart opens, the more my soul speaks through me. Recognizing that I’m but only a vessel, reminding my ego to stop claiming ownership on what’s true, what’s wisdom, what’s intuition and what’s love. I use the ocean each time fear takes hold, to surrender. To let life flow me. Just like each breath. Breathe in, and breathe out. And so today, while leaving the oceanfront property of a client I see her nx to me. I thanked her for being my teacher and helping me to earn the right to share what I know. So maybe it might ignite a fire in someone else’s soul. #SHEshares #SHEteaches #SHEsurrenders #yoga @yogaworks
My heads been a lil crazier than usual with all the intensity in the world and the planets etc... Even after eight years being a student of the healing arts, Meditation and Breath... I still find myself spiraling into the messiness of my surroundings. All that’s needed is enough conscious awareness to know I’m not grounded, and not clear. The next step is to then use one of the many tools I have in my toolbox to release the mind stuff, the confusion and/or amy stuck feelings or emotions. Breath has been THE most incredible and powerful tool I have, to rid me of anything that’s not true, that’s not mine, and that’s not necessary. That choice leads me to an instant result of stillness, and clarity. The comfort of the moment. Sanity within my life. This without escaping life. Still being inside of it, now just watching it, and not becoming the energies around me. It’s so profound, yet so simple. And so this question remains... Why wait so long to do this? Well, this ego mind likes to fight super hard against dying an evil death. Because inside stillness, it stops existing. And the ‘I’ that identifies with the ego, a part of me, is just unwilling to die. It’s kinda humorous cos, it’s not truly an act of death, more so an act of finally being alive #sheawakens #shebrand #breathwork #spiritualteacher @unplugmeditation #yoga #yogaeverydamnday @yogaworks
Meet kitty without a name... she’s been visiting whenever her schedule permits. And then be on her way after a belly and heart full of nourishment. This time she seems determined to stay. Feisty she is, putting up quite the fight when been taken outside. Finally succeeding, this me inside my place by myself, getting ready to sleep. Just to find her waiting with anticipating for the morning light to appear over the horizon, then moving closer till the door swings open, in her favor of course. Expecting once more a warm meal and hug. Quite entitled I might ad. As if she knows she’s already home. Where do you come from kitty without a name? What should we call you? Mine, perhaps? 😉... to be continued... #SHEwelcomes
I’m Incredibly grateful to be back teaching at @yogaworks this past year... life takes us on a journey of a lifetime.. I realize when I think I know what’s best and try and control my life, I keep it small with no space to grow. When I allow myself to loosen my grip, and simply surrender into the uncertainty of each moment, I seem to arrive at places and moments along the way, I’ve never imagined would be my birthright to experience in the first place... I bow down to the mystery of life unfolding. #SHESgrateful #yogaeverydamnday #breathwork #spiritualteacher @unplugmeditation
My life is a continual journey of trying to be human and failing miserably at it. My ego gets a hold of me, and I get caught up in this confusing pursuit of being human.
When I stay on my spiritual path, and remember who I am. I remember I am a spiritual being, learning the act of being human.
See, if I don't remind myself of this, and try and be a 'normal' humanness, I steer myself into awkwardness, then trip and fall all over myself.
Now when I stand in the knowing that I am THIS in the truest form, I just am.
Then when I just am, I am connected to this soul that’s been on a journey for quite some ‘time’. And this soul expresses itself through light. A light with a far far reach. #shine
This light carries an invitation to each being who sees it, to ignites the light of their own.
Let’s make the world a brighter place, be it accepting our humanness, our fears, our broken bits, our amnesia, even our self afflicting judgements. So we can then, if we so choose to, expand into our spiritual magnitude. #SHEradiates #SHEbrand #yoga @yogaworks #breathwork #spiritualteacher @unplugmeditation
so many great memories with this amazing lady... so love it when our paths cross... no matter how long the space between... Your life is a celebration each day. Surround yourself with those who make you feel like celebrating. Love you @klattatat #SHEexchanges #SHEbrand
En route... destination venice beach celebrations... @ecarysfort
best of times with these two... so much to celebrate everyday! @klattatat #happy4th
let me tell you about yesterday.. #happy4th #venicebeach #venicetribe @ecarysfort
Boys, Men and soldiers... happy bday merica #therearegoodonesinthisworld #king #prince #men @ecarysfort #happy4th
#celebrations — A tribe I call my own. Celebrating Independence Day with my chosen family.. Happy bday ‘merica! @mikeybloveslife @ecarysfort ... love the background!
...life is a Beach #redwhiteandblue #happy4th @nicole_goddard_adventures
...and here we are again! 😊Monday fun day... Be it all you wish you want, and need 👌💥. Here is a mantra I love “You are irrelevant to my joy” by Abraham H. 💜...Meaning, don’t let others determine how you should feel... 😉 “You’ve had the power all along,” #SHE said. #SHEbrand #breathwork #spiritualteacher @unplugmeditation #yoga #yogaeverydamnday @yogaworks