I wish you love.
I wish you joy, peace, and prosperity.
I wish you everything your heart desires and whatever those desires look like for you: whether that’s growth, strength, connection, creativity, flow, a new workout routine that sticks, your goal to read a book a month, more quality time with the ones you adore….
But above all, I wish you ease.
And if you fall off that fresh “New Year, New You” bandwagon, I hope that you take it easy on yourself.
When you catch yourself stumbling trying to find your way in your work life, love life, friendships, or with your family, I hope you know you’re a work in progress – and so is everyone else.
I hope you remember that while January 1st marks a clean date for a brand new start, you can begin again whenever you want. Any day. Any time. And within whichever moment you choose.
May 2018 bring you the ease that comes with knowing that you’re already enough, exactly as you are.
Do things need to be difficult to be worth it?
Do we have to claim our greatest achievements by their corresponding weight and struggle?
Do blood, sweat, and tears have to be the elements by which we define the importance of our actions?
And does pain have to equal gain?
What ever happened to ease?
To focusing on the moments, people, places, and things that make us feel connected, inspired, and whole?
What happened to flow?
To working, living, and breathing in spaces where we feel in sync, settled, understood, seen, and heard?
To finding gratitude for the souls who get us and support our movement in this world?
What happened to being real and not competing with each other about who’s busier, more tired, most drained and most anxious?
Gratitude for the good that falls into our laps without us having to control things.
Cheers to the people who find their way into our lives to lift us up and drag us out of routine, the hustle, and the grind.
Knowing that the more we appreciate the good, simplicity, and a natural unfolding of events – we invite more of the same. The more we grow. The more we settle into a solid sense of self and a sense of calm that can only lead to more ease. Oh. And more love.
xoxo Happy New Moon.
She warily bows her form to the earth
and humbly places her palms upon the ground
accepting the need to surrender
knowing she can no longer fight
the persistent anger
the heavy sadness
the paralyzing anxiety
and the fear buried deep beneath it all –
knowing she can no longer fight
As her body
but she does not break.
As her focus turns inward
and to her physical being
she begins to gain solid ground
it’s in this moment
that she’s reminded
of how supported she is
how safe she is
and how much stronger she is
than she ever gave herself credit for.
Today I say goodbye
to the versions of myself
that seek validation
The parts of me that
for fear of being misunderstood
I hereby release the need to control the circumstances around me and understand the reasoning behind why things happen the way they do.
I hereby release the need to unravel the clues, figure it out, and fix things and instead I allow life to unfold naturally.
I hereby choose to untangle myself from the binds that restrain me to one place in which I cannot change, grow, and learn and instead I humble myself to the mysteries of the universe.
I hereby let go of tendencies to attach myself to things, people, emotions, thoughts, patterns, and addictions that hang onto my body, weigh me down, and make it hard to breathe.
I hereby revert to love.
In all instances – love.
Not for naivety or from ignorance but because I know it’s the only thing that truly heals.