I admire the soft and the subtle. The ones who care far too much and feel far too deeply. You see, I have fallen in love with your imperfections. When you let go of that tight grip on who you think you should be, and fully embrace all that you’re becoming. In some form or another, we’re all a little lost inside because the future is an unanswerable question. Don’t rush your blooming- the process of growth is what makes life so mysteriously enticing. Remember all that it has taken for you to arrive in this moment. The lives that came before you. The experiences you’ve been through. The inherited wisdom that whispers softly to you when you stop covering up the silence. Can’t you see that those quirks you’ve been hiding are what make you so wonderfully unique? This world can be a lot to swallow, but the one thing that can never be taken from you is how you respond to every situation. And I admire those who understand it takes far more strength to respond with love. 🌹 Photo @lucetteromy
Last night I felt a heaviness in my chest As the weight of our memories pressed upon my body I asked Gravity to go bother someone else, And She said, “if it is levity that you seek, Unmask your sadness And you will find anger Unmask your anger And you will find pain Unmask your pain And you will find joy.” I asked Her if it were really so simple, and She said, “most people forget they are wearing a mask to begin with.” 🌹 Photo @griff_j
Lavender Cosmic Pancakes 🥞 What is a childhood meal that tastes like home to you? I’m a breakfast for dinner girl, and to be straightforward pancakes are the one thing I know how to make haha. I decided to get a little creative with this recipe...these are made with lavender essential oils, pitaya, and purple sweet potato. Full video/recipe on my YouTube/story. (Tip: try adding cinnamon oil to your bulletproof coffee in the mornings) Song: Waiting For U - Verzache @lucetteromy thank you for being my taste tester Wearing @beachgoldbali
I once knew a bird who was tamed by being convinced she was broken. They trained her to believe that if she attempted to fly free, she would experience pain. Her cage then started to feel safe. She could avoid pain within those four walls. But then something else happened. Those wings that were meant to soar lost their strength. Her life force weakened from not using her gifts, and so she experienced deep sorrow. She was born a wild thing, you see. And though it was far more terrifying for her to explore the edges of this uncertain world, it was also what made her very blood sing. Her mind entrapped her within this room of doubt, but her heart knew the gate had been open the entire time. - have you allowed yourself to become caged, my love? Photo @lucetteromy Poem inspired by @jadealectra and her fireheart
I’ll never forget my first yoga class. It was taught by a 70 year old man who, ironically, happened to be a prison guard. His hair was braided down to his waist and he smelled heavily of palo santo. It seemed like the sun danced in his eyes with an almost childlike joy. There was no music, and it was a very traditional sequence. I felt incredibly awkward with the silence that enveloped the space. The only sounds were the people breathing next to me and my inner dialogue taking over. After an hour of slipping in my own sweat, we finally laid down for savasana. As he began to play the flute I felt as though the music was singing to my very blood, relaxing every atom within me as I melted into the earth. My anxiety temporarily dissolved. All the worries, fears, and thought loops were suspended for a brief moment of peace. I inhaled deeply for what felt like the first time in my life. After class he put his calloused hand on my shoulder and asked, “where in your life are you holding your breath?” To this day I notice my breathing becomes shallow when I’m on my phone, working, thinking of the future, etc. Those anxious moments are when I need to exhale most. So before I let the world in each morning, I listen to my heart beating in my chest and move to the rhythm of my breath. I’ll write for a while and use essential oils to clear my mind, beginning each day with a reset instead of instantly flooding my subconscious with notifications. What are the ways you stay grounded and balanced? Song: Let Your Hair Down - Catching Flies Always flowing in @spiritualgangster
If you want to alter the direction of your path for someone, it’s not love. If you want to change your values for someone, it’s not love. If you want to put your dreams on hold, compromise who you are, or swallow your truth for someone, it’s not love. It’s an unhealed part of you recognizing an unhealed part in them. Ironically, it is often the most passionate connection because of the intense familiarity. You have to see it for what it is. They’re a lesson, not a soul mate. They aren’t meant to fill the tears inside of you. They’re meant to further rip those tears open so you give them an honest look and finally repair what was once broken. That way, when true love does come, you will truly love from wholeness. Your capacity to heal will deepen your capacity to love so that you do not reduce the other into being your medicine, distraction, or possession. Do not remold who you are. Remember: love never demands you change. It only ever demands you become honest and whole.
One of my biggest passions is finding harmony in mental, emotional, and physical health. Through different trainings and personal experimentation, the most powerful shifts in my life have come from simple techniques that anyone can do. With breathwork (mainly wim hof), yoga nidra, and essential oils my overall health has improved so much. Using high quality oils made purely from nature has helped me with digestive issues, acne, anxiety, insomnia, etc. and I cannot recommend them enough. If you want to learn more about using plant medicines you can click the link in my bio or email me. I also just shared a nidra meditation and explain the science behind it on my story ♥️ there are so many mindfulness practices out there. If you just find the ones that work for you and make time for them everyday I promise you’ll see such a huge difference. Nothing in the external world will make up for feeling internally unfulfilled, so I felt inspired to share this with you. I know it’s a gift to have a voice on here. I feel equal parts humbled and responsible to try and consciously use it in a positive way. Thank you for listening. 📸: @nachumdaniel
Maybe her dress is a little wrinkled, and her hair always out of place. Maybe she doesn’t need to seek perfection to live her life with grace. Maybe some days it seems she has swallowed the sun with her smile. Maybe other days she allows herself to fall apart for a while. Maybe some moments she enjoys the sweetness of doing nothing. Maybe other moments she races towards her dreams until she can touch them. Maybe she understands the never ending lesson of being human. Maybe she understands a seed is planted in darkness before it begins blooming. Maybe she knows all of the love life can give. Maybe she knows that a life without love is not one that has been lived.
When I awaken from my dreams My feet are bruised from wandering the galaxy I had danced on Saturn’s rings And swam in the depths of Neptune’s ocean More stars swirled around me than I had ever seen I sat down within a bed of constellations And looked at this strange, blue planet I turned to the sun who smiled at me, “What is this place?” I asked him The sun replied, “it is called earth. My love breathes life into her.” Confused I said, “but you’re so very far away.” The sun sighed, “we must allow the things we love absolute freedom.” Song: on & on - erykah badu (invere kid remix) Dress is from @lucetteromy new @the_wylde line called Femme. I’m so unbelievably proud of you for creating a sustainable, inspiring brand straight from your heart ♥️
17 strangers came together from different corners of the earth. Some came to heal, some to connect, and some to remember their worth. There was no time to waste connecting on the surface. We dove into past traumas, present fears, and future dreams of our purpose. I came to know these strangers deeper than people I’ve known my whole life. These women whose hearts were never caged saw through eyes of love in a world that is blind. We breathed, we cried, we spent an eternity getting lost in each other’s eyes. I’ll be honest with you and say that healing is not pretty. It takes courage, it takes patience, but oh how worth it is to feel free. I felt a love so fierce it was unconditional and without reason. For these women who are changing the world, they give me something to believe in. ~ For you my Transpire family. It was a very humbling honor to facilitate this retreat with the incredible @skybearb and share love with all of you throughout the experience. Thank you to @nadiadamaso_ for showing us that food is not only art, but medicine. Thank you @dakotaadan and @loudawg_ for holding such a strong space for us that week. (Photos are @dakotaadan)
Imagine our people as one whole body I am the heart and you are the lungs Your mother the strong spine The man on the street the legs that carry us Each person playing an essential role But what if I said I was only going to look out for myself? Look what happens with a love like that The rest of the organs fail from a heart that forgot The effect every beat has on the rest of us (what are you influencing?) Photo @emmett_sparling