Monthly Archives: November 2013

“home” for the holidays

It’s a strange idea to assume that we are just automatically surrounded by all the most incredible people destined to be in our lives simply because we’ve spent most of our time in one geographical area with those same people. We can’t expect our family and friends to always understand us, but to be misunderstood can bring of intense feelings on loneliness.

It wasn’t until I began to explore the world, that I finally let all my previous ideals shatter and start anew. I immediately began attracting intense experiences and connections with people from many walks of life. I finally saw myself in others with a deep and mutual understanding. Since the first day I stepped on that plane to destination: unknown; home will never be the same.

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Crossroads

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview

This documentary is well worth the share! I would love if everyone could watch this.

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yoUNIVERSE

yoUNIVERSE

I wont be the first or last to say that we are born of the stars and created by light. We are like a billion little universes, sharing the greater-verse, that turns out to just be one universe. Does that make sense? I’m not sure either. What I do know is that if we look for it, we can see the universe in ourselves. Light on skin and the color spectrum, our eyes, our orgasms and our love. How do you experience yourself as such today?

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Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

To be alone, we can see ourselves without any influence. Solitude forces us to be truly honest with ourselves. It helps give us strength through reflection and observation. Through conscious aloneness we may begin to see that loneliness was simply; sleeping.

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Unexpected Treasure

Unexpected Treasure

Aha! Sometimes it takes a bit of reflection to rediscover the many gifts we’re given everyday; be that the simple beauty of mama pacha, or a financial reward you didn’t recognize, because it was disguised as a free cup of coffee or lunch. Why not take this moment to ponder your blessings? Expect the unexpected treasures.

This photo was taken in Barcelona, Spain at the Festa Major de Gracia. This is one of many street festivals held at the end of summer in Barcelona. The themes are thoughtful and fantastical. The celebrations in the street last weeks on end–People celebrating life at its finest.

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the eternal theme

The eternal theme

Have you ever heard someone say that we receive messages and guidance through life transitions? Sometimes we recognize them as an afterthought and other times they are quite literally staring us in the face. Maybe today you would like some guidance or just a little bit of extra “magic”! Truly, all you need to ask for it and focus your awareness.

This photo was taken in Melbourne, Australia. I had been on the road for some time and was going through a major transition. I was leaving behind a long distance love and a dream I never fully manifested, and stepping into the unknown after already being in the unknown. I was preparing to head up North on a road I wasn’t yet prepared to travel. Whilst whipping around hidden bike trails with a new friend we came across this street art. It was very clear we had to stop and really let ourselves take it in. Amongst many other signs in retrospect, I can see how supported I really was at that time.

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The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures

Worth the re-enlightenment

Crates and Ribbons

When feminists decry the objectification of women, most people immediately think of the images that saturate our magazines, movies, adverts and the Internet, of women in varying stages of undress, dolled up and presented for the male gaze. Yet, while sexual objectification is a huge problem, it is, sadly, only a fraction of the objectification of women that permeates our world, from the moment we enter it.

Because it is all too obvious and difficult to ignore, we tend to focus on sexual objectification. The difference between the way women and men are portrayed in national newspapers and other media is stark— women are too often reduced to the sum of their body parts, heavily photoshopped to fit into an ever narrowing ideal of female beauty. It grabs our attention, we recognize that something isn’t right, and we confidently assert that this is sexism in action.

And we’re right, of…

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“Crazy Women”

“Crazy Women”

Today I came across this thoughtful article, and it began a theme for my morning somehow. I thought I might share with anyone interested!

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Gebusi of Guinea

aboriginal

-“You mean to say we’re champion exemplars of the process of natural selection.” “Well… yes, I guess that’s what I mean.”

…B shook his head. ” It shouldn’t be looked at that way—evolutionary ideas always make risky metaphors. The tendency of biological evolution is toward diversity—is now and always had been. Evolution isn’t tending toward ‘the one right species.’ From the beginning it has been tending away from the singularity from which all life sprang in the primordial stew. I remember as a boy reading a science-fiction story about a mutant organism that was born in a drain, in the fortuitous confluence of a dib of this and that. This organism was driven by a single tropism, which was to turn living matter into itself. Unstopped, it had the capability of reversing in a few days billions of years of biological evolution by devouring all life-forms on this planet and turning them into a single form, itself. This mutant organism is a perfect metaphor for our culture, which in just a few centuries is reversing millions of years of human development by devouring all cultures on this planet and turning them into a single culture, our own.”-

This is an exert from ‘The Story of B’ by Daniel Quinn

This passage resonated with me today and I felt compelled to share it. It’s so simple yet powerful.

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Stuck in the Mud

Stuck in the Mud

There are moments, days, weeks, months and sometimes years we feel stuck. We feel a strong urge to move forward, or move at all and, somehow every attempt we make; we somehow remain unmoved. I recently embraced this feeling, while actually being stuck in the mud, realizing this is just natures way of grounding me! Anytime is a good time to get grounded. You will be surprised how good your feet will feel on the cold ground.

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