Last night I went to a Literature Dept talk given by @cherylstrayed . I have read her books and listened to almost every Dear Sugar podcast. I admire the hell out of this woman. She has achieved a lot of mainstream success- but this has only proven to contribute to a deeper and more embodied humanity as a result. When many people given such privilege seem to abandon theirs. If you are familiar with her advice-giving you may already know that she is wonderfully skilled at the empathic response, and perspective taking while keeping her own biases visible and in check. Truth telling is a core value of mine and never ending work. She gives me hope that this is a worthwhile pursuit. When asked about the arc of transformation, and her journey in Wild- she told us that none of us go from “being Charles Manson to the Buddha” rather, in our quest for transcendence of our suffering and “fuck ups” we eventually come to embody our “truest selves”. Thank god. Thanks again for a great night. #cherylstrayed#psu#literature#transformation#truth
I love my babies but #Truth . One of my kids threw a fit today cause I wouldn't let her put her passy down my shirt. Later I tried to hold her (which she didn't want) then proceeded to throw a tantrum when I picked up another child (who wanted to he held). Another one of my kids threw a fit cause I wouldn't let him tear my poster off the wall. Then cried cause I couldn't hold him while I changed another child's diaper. Another one threw a fit cause she wanted to be held, which I did... But get this, she wanted to be held while I was standing. Everytime I sat down, she screamed (no tears) and almost threw herself out my arms. All of this happened today. And my day is no where near over 🤦🏾♀🤦🏾♀ I love my babies though 😋❣
I was torn as to whether I should share this on social media or not. Definitely not anyone’s business but my own but with everyone looking to social media to compare themselves I think it is the right thing to do. I AM IN DEBT. MY HOUSE IS MORTGAGED AND MY TRUCK IS A LEASE. I am not making boat loads of money at my job. I had a goal, a plan, and a very supportive family and girlfriend that went through a horrible rollercoaster ride with me to get me to this point. I drove a 2004 Chevy Tahoe for 14 months. I moved back in with my parents for 2 months. I lived with my girlfriend in her room rent free for a month. We lived in an efficiency for a month. I sold all my toys. I asked for an advance at work. I lived on $400 cash for a month before closing (for everything- gas, food, groceries, “date nights”). I had it in my mind that I needed to buy a house so bad by the time I turned 26 in Coral Gables (which I missed by 5 months and off by 4 blocks) no amount of logic or reason would change my mind. I have been stubborn, I have been an “old man”, I have taken years off my life from stress but I achieved my goal. That’s what it takes to reach the hard goals. You need to challenge yourself. You need to make the sacrifices. You need to turn down the boys trip to w.e. You need to eat hot dogs for dinner sometimes. It’s not fucking pretty. It’s not easy. But you just hope it’s worth it at the end. #endofmushypost#neverstophittinggoals#dontstopdreaming#workhard#hustle#oppositeofflex#brokebuthappy#nocreditcarddebt#truth
Just in case you were wondering! #Likeattractslike absolutely, but many times those who operate at a higher level must be put through testing & or make a choice to lift others up, even if means being pulled down temporarily. •
What good is #enlightenment if there’s no-one to “enlighten” ???
So for those at a higher level, service is required. There’s work to do! The works never ends until the last person returns home, the true home within.
While it’s true that every human being contains within a #higherself which is in direct connection with #truth#love#light & the #divine ( #SHEN ), many live multiple lifetimes or phases within each life due to past karmas (choices) where we feel separated from that aspect of our higher reality. Through pain & forgetting we create “dis-ease” and associate with frozen aspects of self, covering and shrouding the inner light, and believing the very real appearing illusion that we are simply a human being, surrounded by other people also goin through the sh!t.
At times, forgetting draws to us what appears as lower vibes, darkness, unpleasantness, and works also via “like attracts like” when we co-create and respond from the part we call the lower self.
If you are at a high level, gifted with virtues & enlightenment, your true gift to the world will be how you help to heal it. 😇
Be in it, but not of it, and if you forget, if you’ve forgotten your training, what you truly came here for, here’s a reminder!!!Reach up! CALL ON friends OR work with professionals who are in balance & harmony with themselves. •
Spirit is always with you at a higher vibration, in the midst of your worst pain & fear of the lowest of vibes...ask for help in your heart and mind. •
We all #LIVE together, #LOVE together and #GROW together, in truth no one is above anyone else, simply connected to a part of themselves that others have forgotten LIVES with them too.
But it is I who am the ritual, I the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, the transcendental chant. I am the butter and the fire and the offering.
I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support, and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable om. (Krishna to Arjuna) #gokarna#bhagavadgita#ma
you guys, it’s been such a whirlwind of a week ~ in the best way! so many new things 🤩
1) i started training with @axis_fitness (aka major dream come true) 💪🏼 so if you’re looking for a personal trainer, i would love to help you!
2) the beautiful @chelseaallegra & i launched our brand new branding biz, @prosper_branding, and we are so freaking pumped for all that’s to come as a duo.
3) i am almost done creating my new website 🤗 can’t wait for y’all to see the finished product!
and last (but certainly not least) my boo is treating me to a day date for our 2-year first date-iversary! 😍
it’s seriously so legit to see god’s faithfulness and promises lately. i love this life.