✨I love this illustration showing the difference between EGO vs SOUL. Your ego is your image of yourself and how you move in the world based on external circumstances. Your SOUL is your spirit and who you truly are internally, driven by your intuition. We have to be careful to not feed our EGO, which is very difficult because we react and think based on what’s happens to us. But when we begin to unearth our SOUL, who we are without money, titles, looks, education, connections, relationships, circumstances, and traumas, we can start operating in who we truly are and who God made us to be. That’s the ultimate goal. The ego begins to fade and the soul begins to shine when we stop thinking with our head voice and start listening to our heart voice.
👑Feature From👉🏾 @afro.girl.lovely
Hey guys! So, I am all about being honest. And honestly I can say that I did not give it my all this past week because I had family in town. Schedules got crazy, I slacked on my eating and I didn’t give it my all In workouts. Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know the real me. I am not perfect. I slip up, but you know what? I. GET. BACK. UP.
So, no the transformation isn’t all that It could be, but I am still INCREDIBLY PROUD. I am proud that I bounced back from my “vacation”. I am proud that I increased my weights. I am proud that I stopped modifying almost all of the workouts. I am proud that I am still continuing to be a better me and loving myself along the way.
With that being said, I have lost a total of 13 pounds since July 1st. My clothes fit so much better. I don’t long to take a nap with my kids. Most importantly, when I look at these pictures I don’t cringe. I smile at how far I have come and where I am going.
Don’t get discouraged when you slip up, miss a work out or eat Nutella straight from the jar. Each day is a new day and each day is an opportunity to do something better, to be a better version of yourself, to push harder, to eat better or to smile more. 😘
another joy overload capture by @josue_foto of myself and our native sister @rayezaragoza singing our hearts out with our brothers @dispatch - the songs just lift us up li dat! 🦅
Left the “normal” to explore the outskirts of extraordinary & magical✨ ~
& thats where I found the real me, honoring this vessel of mine, equipped with a gypsy soul, a warrior spirit & a wild heart. I’ve never felt more free to just BE! To accept, to love, to evolve, to become the best me I can be! By no means am I perfect, but I am in love with me! ~
No matter what you face in life or what kind of bad vibes come your way at the end of the day all you can claim in this life is YOU! You are the only part of existence you have control over, so we must learn to love ourselves, every part of our whole being. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. We’re all just humans of different shapes & sizes & colors all experiencing this human life together. The more we can love ourselves the deeper more genuine love connections we can experience with one another! When you look yourself in the mirror, choose love💗 Don’t let those negative, judgmental, not good enough thoughts run through your mind. Take a deep breath & make the conscious choice to choose LOVE in every moment💕 I love all of you! ~
Getting ready to take the glacial plunge 💦😬.
I came across an article today from about the benefits of jumping into a glacial lake (I didn’t realize this was a thing). The article listed things like a boost to the immune system, antioxidant rush, and improved sex life...whoa what?!?!.
Claims like that make my NP brain say “where’s the evidence to support that?”. But then I realized, it doesn’t matter.
Jumping in a mountain lake is insanely refreshing and so much fun! Not to mention the trek to get there is such great exercise.
My hubs and I had a fabulous time visiting @jacksonhole and @grandtetonnationalpark this past week. Yesterday we hiked 14 miles, explored 3 glacial lakes, and ate huckleberries along the way.
Jumping in the lake was the cherry on top of our vacation sundae 🍧.
Last night I was a little reluctant to go to Dreamstate because of the state of mind I was in. I have been at a certain crossroads in my life for the last few months. I've made progress on many things, but it just seemed to be a longer stretch in this valley phase before peaking again.
I decided to go anyway because I booked my flights back from Colombia mainly so I could attend Dreamstate and Burningman. It was also time for me to see my friends, and I told many I would see them there. What I didn't realize was how much I needed to see them... my friends.. my tribe.. my community. 💞👭👬
Everyone that came up to me last night to connect and share with me reminded me of the community I have been blessed to manifest here, at home... in San Francisco. They reminded me deeply that what I'm doing is of great contribution and how much it is needed. I know these things, but sometimes in the fog it is easy to put less weight on what I have created. Thank you for reminding me. 🙏🏼Lastly, the music completely swept me away. I was dancing.. carefree.. submerged.. It wasn't like the type of dancing I did while abroad at any club. It was full on, all out, going balls to the walls (video to come later). I felt home. ❤️🏡.
Lots of good at the Hand in Hand Food Pantry today, including joy over cheese, asparagus, and socks, but my favorite was watching parents and grandparents enjoy picking out books for kids in the family *and even better* when kids were here to pick their own. Thanks @ptriotexas, for leaving us a box of blessings/books to share!#loveoneanother#neighbors#literacy#feedthemind#feedthesoul
Best time ever jumping up & singing with @dispatch & @nahko_and_mftp at @greek_theatre & @bbowlvegas this weekend!! And so amazing to see @scotticliffordandspiritscry! Overflowing with love for my brothers.
Photos by @mallorymturner