It is Day 18 of #izm2018 and I'm not gonna lie, I've been totally slack with it. But I saw today's prompt and knew I had to participate. I absolutely love trading zines with people. I think it's such a great way to get your work read by people who might not know about and it's a great way to discover other people's work.
At #brumzinefest I was too shy to ask anyone for trades thinking that my work might not be up to standard. Then someone came up to me and asked me if I wanted to do trades. I was so shocked and flattered, I immediately said yes! It made me feel so good about myself and my work.
So the week after at the other Birmingham Zine & Arts Fair I asked everyone who I wanted to swap with for trades. And they all said yes!!! I was so proud of myself and I walked away with SO MUCH good stuff. So if you're too shy to do it face to face today is the perfect way to reach out to online and ask someone for trades.
My DMs are open so if you want to trade, holler at me! 💕
When curve balls hit you and wake you up...whoaaaa had no idea such awesomeness could ever exist in this lifetime....ummmm!!
Blessed in ways I could never ever ever imagine. To the man upstairs with the plan well ALLLLLLLLL RIGHTTTTTTT!!! #thankful#curveball#cherish#reciprocity#soblessed
“Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.” —Robin Wall Kimmerer
Artwork by Diana Lange
Sometimes having tunnel vision is a great thing.⠀
It keeps you focused on your path. But don’t get too attached to the end goal, or what you think the end is “supposed to be”. You don’t really know where that path may lead. As long as the journey is fulfilling you, it’s sure to lead you somewhere spectacular. ⭐️
I’ve been an artisan of sorts my whole life... starting with bead looming and jewelry making at a young age with my mom and bonus dad ✨... it’s been a lifelong passion to work with my hands in ways that bring about meditative prayer, and stillness. I get into a flow of weaving together color, shape, texture and purpose... I sing, chant, intend, pray and listen, and then before I know it, a mini miracle of a time capsule presents itself... a presence that I love to share. .
The latest of these creations has been gorgeous angelic and reiki attuned Rainbow 🌈 makers. There are times in life that even when the sun is shining, this world can be so harsh, dense and dark. My hope is for everyone to know that “it’s gonna be ok,” and that a tiny glimpse of glittering hope can shine forth in the densest of places... may there be rainbows 🌈 for ALL! .
At @Shensara Festival this past weekend, a beautiful gentleman who helps run amazing sound had just lost his wife to cancer. He said he couldn’t say anything sad about it, because she was always so happy, even in her hardest days. He expressed how he had been seeing rainbows and knew it was her saying “it’s gonna be ok.” 😭😍🙏 He and his son were so thankful to go home with two sweet Rainbow makers to keep that hope and joy alive with them wherever they went (a gift of their dear brother). It reminded me of my first connection to rainbows 🌈 my mother told me when I was in womb, she thought she was miscarrying, and went to the doctor. On the way out of the doctors office, she saw a Rainbow, and began crying knowing it was God’s way of saying “everything’s gonna be ok.” .
If you’d love to give the gift of a Rainbow-maker 🌈 to a loved one, including yourself, I love making custom pieces, and also have a good lot to sell. PM me or come to any of the upcoming Kirtan/music events... these and some other unique “BuddhaFull Creations” will be around. .
Happy Tuesday Y’all!
Let’s talk about LOVE ❤️ today on world emoji day🙌🏾!
Do you believe that you can be in love with someone who is not in love with you?
In my life, I have learned that although I give love to everyone, I cannot be in love with someone who is not in love with me. That type of love requires cultivating and growing. My self love won’t allow me to cultivate a one sided love relationship.
What is your experience?
I’m feeling like a good mother. Tenderly separating the tangle of these tiny baby Hakea’s and potting them into bigger pots so that they can spread their roots and grow. It’s always so deeply satisfying having my hands in the earth- as with each seed I’m caring for I’m also planting a future. These trees are the first trees I’m caring for that will be planted on the new land. To me they represent a vision, a dream, a place in which my own roots will grow deep into the earth. Our growth will be simultaneous and together we will exist in a relationship of reciprocity where I care for the trees and the trees care for me.
I can be the most loyal ride or die person in your corner or I can treat you like you don't exist. I keep telling people all that Mr. Nice Guy shit I was on is done. I only rock with people who rock with me. It has to be a mutually beneficial relationship. All the people who were too comfortable relying on me for everything have been cut off. Make sure the people you are down for and down for you too...
It’s Love & Relationship month, and today’s Monday Jem is about RECIPROCITY💫
Give and take in relationships in equal portions is a beautiful thing. Everyone’s needs are met, he fills your cup when you’re running on empty and vice versa, and both people know that the other has their back unconditionally 💫
But when the relationship is lopsided and one person is doing ALL the giving while the other is doing ALL the taking, things can go sour, with a quickness💫
I recently spoke with a friend of mine who was in a “situationship.” She was giving herself exclusively to a man, but he was still out there “in these streets.” I asked her if they discussed their relationship status, but she said she didn’t want to do that because she didn’t want him to think she was too needy💫
This is a pretty common scenario; women trying to pretend they’re ok with a casual relationship, but secretly wanting more and not speaking up out of fear that the man will leave💫
First, if having a discussion with the man you are spending time with, sleeping with, eating with, and allowing into your space will lead to his departure, he was never really there from the beginning 💫
Second, if a man is willing to TAKE 💫something from you that HE isn’t willing to give, he hasn’t earned the right to be in the presence of your QUEENDOM 💫
Reciprocity is KEY to maintaining any relationship. The moment one party feels they are giving more than the other and their needs aren’t being equally met, it’s only a matter of time before someone will be heading for the exit💫
Save your heart and feelings for the man that respects you enough to return your sentiment with the same intensity that you pour into him💫
Teddy Pendergrass had a line in a song called “When Somebody Loves You Back” that said: “Not 70/30, not 60/40, talkin’ bout a 50/50 love.” Nuff said❤️ #love relationships #relationshipgoals#reciprocity#equal#50 /50 #give#take#goodlove#fair#sweetlove#gotmyback#sweet#kind#loving#dating#jeanettesjewels