The World Grows When We Grow

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When I reflect on all the incredible things that I’ve learned recently about myself and my world, I realize that it can leave you in a place where you feel much more connection to the true source of life, but much more separation from the popular direction of society. That’s when perspective comes in. This disconnect on a day-to-day level can be discouraging…or it can be inspiring.

The purpose of learning is to evolve ourselves forward, yes. But it is also to evolve others by teaching what we have learned.

Just like loving and breathing, we must share our knowledge because the world is better when we do. The world grows when we grow.

Loving and Breathing

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Photograph by Jacqueline Barkla

“Love is not a barter system.
Like breathing, it’s something we do because we’re alive.”
~ Eric Francis, Venus Retrograde: Finding the Missing Piece

There is no give and take
There is no other way to make
The language of our heart
That emotion converted in art
Into a pure reflection from above
Then to offer all, all of yourself in love

Mmmmm. Loving and breathing. What else is there?

Trust the River

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Each of us must be willing to simply let go and trust the river to carry us along safely. – Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

When I was feeling overwhelmed this morning after coming back to work after a week out, I reminded myself of the beautiful concept of flow. Everything is energy and energy is meant to move. It flows in and it flows out.

As we experience negative emotions, we must understand that all energy we feel is part of the universal flow. We must recognize it, accept it and then release it, embrace it, or transform it. All the while, we must trust in the higher purpose of this process.

We either live life holding onto the bank or flowing with the stream. It is always our choice.

The Flames of Our Lives

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Accept that connection is not necessarily a forever feeling. Amazing chemistry with someone may last for a night, a summer, a few years or a lifetime.

Accept a person’s entrance into yourlife and be grateful for the light they’ve shared with you. From that light, a spark may form to inspire you, teach you, allow you to grow. But accept that not every flicker turns into a flame. And not every flame turns into a fire.

No matter what burns on the outside, never let your own light ever go out. Your light is your passion. Keep it alive.

Yo fui tuya

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Yo fui…

Como una semilla perdida

En los vientos del otoño

Pequeña y obstinada

Contra las fuerzas de la naturaleza

Y las reglas del amor

Hasta que te encontré…

Yo fui…

El recuerdo del verano

La promesa de mil sueños

La devoción mas sincera

Yo fui…

La libertad de tus labios

Y el control de tu corazón

Yo fui…tuya…

Hace ocho anos atrás yo me enamoré

Y hoy quisiera volver a hacerlo…