Do you remember making mud pies, sandcastles, and finger paintings? Do you remember the feeling of joy that came from making things with your own hands just for the sake of it? Who says you can only have fun and be creative as a kid? We say you can release your inner child and spend an evening making mess and masterpieces with The Paint Republic. Take a break from reality with a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other. Join us and give yourself the evening of fun that you deserve. Find out more about our events online www.thepaintrepublic.com #dosomethingnew#newyearnewyou#newskill#paint#howtopaint#paintandsip#paintevent#paintparty#innerchild#becreative
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21: Play & playfulness. It’s easy to lose yourself in the chaos and bustle of the world with so many external pressures to conform as well as the internal demands for basic survival. But we are all in overdrive with our seriousness towards the world and ourselves that we’ve forgotten how the world actually works. The universe is a giant play, one that is infinitely ‘playful.’ Alan Watts says it perfectly: “This is the real secret to life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” We have been too serious for too long. It’s time to allow our inner child more freedom to truly engage with the world around us from a pure and playful heart. Keep perspective and always remember the inextinguishable strength of your spirit. All suffering comes to you with a message and opportunity for growth. Feel it deeply, but don’t be wounded. Think of how young children fall but do not cry or react but instead look around them to assess how to behave to what has just happened to them. If you don’t act like they’re injured, they’ll get up completely unphased. We learn ‘how’ to be wounded from our first wound. This chain follows us, until we break it. Meditate on who you were before this moment. Carry your freedom for playfulness into every moment, sour and sweet. Cry if you really must. But remember to rejoice after the rain. Now, you’ve worked enough. Go out today, be wild and play.
If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you. Let 2019 be the year you step outside of your comfort zone and rise to your greatness.
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Another illustration from the second half of my book. I was reminded of this beautiful Hidden Word written by Bahá’u’lláh in 1857: ✨ ——
“O Son of Being! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.”
We have so many beautiful gifts as human beings, but we must remember the Creator as the source of those gifts! Love and light, everyone✨🌟 Read more Hidden Words here:
(*NOTE: “the Baha’i writings make clear that the words “son” and “man”, used repeatedly in the writings, definitely do not indicate only the male gender. Baha’u’llah addresses the entirety of humanity in the Hidden Words, and these collective nouns used in the opening invocations don’t translate well from the original languages. Instead they represent all of us, with no differentiation between men and women”)
What we're the two things you weren't allowed to do with paint when you were a kid? Eat it and put it on the walls....Both of which we encourage at Creative Cocktails!! .. Here's a few clips from last night's media launch. We open officially tonight @thefreedomfactorytoronto in collaboration with @justinshiels !
Botanical Infused Edible Paint Parties all week..
Paint your drink
Paint the walls
Paint your friends
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4 1648 minutes ago
I was very honored to be a contributor to @siobhansmirror’s Radical Tarotscopes for Aquarius season! I am joined by 11 other amazing black tarot readers for this month. I wrote about love for my fellow Scorpios. please give it a read, link in bio!
The journey back home to your body doesn't happen all at once, at least not in my experience. When we're attached to it happening all at once though, we miss out on the process. We miss out on the everyday moments of connection.
I was so numb before and it's only been in the past year that I've started to truly feel. More recently I've become aware of when I'm feeling someone else's anxiety or fear rather than my own. I'm able to discern when something is mine or not, and when it's not I can clear my energy and release it.
I'm learning how to create better energetic boundaries, which as an empath is so important. I'm also feeling energy in my body which is so fun and powerful.
I attended a beautiful energy activation circle yesterday with @glendalanefreedomguide. It felt like little spark plugs were dancing in my body. She also had us feel into our hearts and notice what level of love we were at. Then she had us turn up the dial to feel one level more.
She let us know if it felt too intense or uncomfortable we could turn it back down, which I did. I noticed myself disconnecting and my mind taking over when I intensified the sensation of love. When we have lived with a closed heart we get to ease our body back into being used to the vibration of love.
Something another mentor of mine said, is that we get give our body sips of the frequency so she gets used to holding that frequency. Think of it like running. You wouldn't start running by jumping into a marathon. No, you would start by maybe going for a 10 minute run and maybe even incorporating some walk breaks into it. You would slowly build up the strength, endurance and aerobic capacity in your body to handle the marathon.
It's the same thing when we start accessing our heart space and feeling love. We don't blast open at a 10 out of 10. I noticed I was at a 4 out of 10 yesterday and I know I can slowly build up my tolerance to feel that 10 out of 10 of love. I can do this by continuing to access my heart space and feeling the love there.
How open is your heart? Can you feel the love within you?
Your mind is so very specific to the words that you use that if you say: I would love a week in bed, I am overwhelmed with this stress, I just wish I had a week off… Your mind gets: there you go I’ve given you the flu. Didn’t you ask that? You said you wanted a week off in bed and I’ve given you the flu, there’s your week off. .
If you say, I am dreading having that presentation, I will do anything to get out of it. Your mind says: okay, why don’t I wake you up with a migraine, or an upset stomach, there goes that presentation. .
And I know that sounds a little silly, but that is how your mind works. It does what it thinks you want. If you haven’t what you want it’s because you are using the same words: it’s too hard, it’s too difficult, it takes too much time. .
When I wrote my first book, I kind of knew that writing a book meant isolating myself for working and I didn’t want to do it. And I spend a lot of time procrastinating. Until I realized I had to say “I want to write, I’ve chosen to write, I’ve chosen to feel great about it” and those words, I’ve chosen to do it and I’ve chosen to feel great about it, will change your life.
This is way more than positive thinking it is collaborating with your mind. So look at your behavior and if you haven’t got what you want, you are not communicating properly with your mind. Say in very specific, very precise words what you want. And you must link pleasure.
Tijdens de workshop innerlijk kind, leer je over de symbiose relaties en het coping mechanisme.
Dit klinkt misschien ingewikkeld maar geeft snel duidelijkheid over jouw reacties op het leven en op relaties.
De workshop verdieping innerlijke kind krijg je de mogelijkheid om te verdiepen te healen en leren te veranderen. De wereld, de mensen om je heen veranderen niet. Maar jij kan wel veranderen gelukkig daar heb jij niemand voor nodig. Alleen maar liefde en begrip voor je innerlijke kind en daardoor voor jezelf.
Dinsdagochtend 09.30 uur, gaan er zelfbewuste ontwikkelde krachtige mensen de stap nemen om te meer te gaan houden van zichzelf, en daardoor ook de wereld en de mensen om zich heen.
A simple decision to go out for some exercise became a stroll down memory lane. I walked around my old elementary school, remembering the lunch lady, my 3rd grade classroom and it’s reading nook, playing kickball with Jenny, two Katies, Angela and Becky, playing “telephone” on side steps where the sun warmed us and the tower where I hated my violin lessons. It was magical to hear the nearby church bells play “Michael row your boat ashore”! The penny candy store is now a yoga studio. One of my earliest memories was a tour of the Fire station...back in a time when girls dreamt of being stewardesses and boys (only) could be firefighters. I came across the front of the church I grew up in. Smack in the center of town, I made a snow angel! Getting to play just seemed right! #memorylane#innerchild#nevergrowup
In order to live our lives authentically and to truly and deeply love ourselves, we must be willing to acknowledge and embrace those parts of us that we don't want others to see. We must have the courage to face those parts of us that we have buried and supressed over the years if we really want to evolve and be free. These parts often show up as our reactions and judgements to those who we encounter around us. #introspection#projection#shadowwork#healing#innerchild#hooponopono#comtemplative#reflection#innerwork
~ Society Makes Me Cry ~
Society makes me cry...
Do you wanna know why?
It's because...Oppression leads to repression, Repression leads to suppression, Suppression leads to nonaggression, And nonaggression ultimately leads to depression, False impressions is the reflection of each transgression within the misdirected, disconnected, and alter genetic and synthetic mind... And I'm...Connected to its misdirection, Objective to its choice of expression, Subjected to its regression,
And affected by its digression,
Criticizing all of its wicked obsessions that causes society to further its anxiety of notoriety while inheriting the poor man's possessions through force and mental repossession that lessens the hours of an unfocused yet broken time.
And still, I, Cry...For no one ever stops and asked why the prisoner cries,
Or why the listener sighs,
Or why the inner child chooses to hide inside of an illusionary world that misguides his soul and divides his mind,
No one is there to even wipe the tears from their eyes you see...
For inside of that inner child,
Lies me. WHERE...
Now I know...
I'm trapped inside a world where I'm forced to give a public smile,
Yet hide my private cry...
No surprise to the EYE of my I,
No surprise at all...
Goodbye. -IAM 💚🌞💚
2 123 hours ago
This is the most passionate episode I’ve recorded thus far. Yes, I’m raw and in my feelings and you will deal. We want the glory, the honor, the wholeness and abundance- but we’ve forgotten the child. The child is our foundation. The child connects us from lifetime to lifetime. But the child has been neglected, or abused, or shamed, or simply forgotten. It’s time to change that because if you want to step into your full power, you must go back and get the child. And the child is you. ✨ 🌈
Episode 17 of That Woo Life is for anyone who is on the spiritual path but feels like they are missing a step or two. Did you remember the child? Also, if you consider yourself to be on a twin flame or divine union journey, this information can help you process some things you may be experiencing. ✨ 🌈
Listen now. 🎧 You can find the link in my profile, go to ThatWooLife.com or search for That Woo Life on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, or my Youtube channel. ✨
4 383 hours ago
Défi @expoyoga_canada, jour 6.
Une personne qui t’inspire
C’est spontanément le visage de la petite Juliette qui m’est apparue quand je me suis mise à réfléchir à la personne qui m’inspire le plus.
Ma nièce et moi avons une complicité extraordinaire et elle m’enseigne à honorer mon coeur d’enfant. Elle est pleine de sagesse et me surprend constamment. En sa présence, le temps ralentit et je m’émerveille devant les splendeurs du monde. Elle croit si fort à la magie de la vie. .
C’est du pur bonheur.
Je t’aime Juliette, tu es une petite humaine fabuleuse 💗
Hello! It’s me…🎶⠀
I thought it was about time I introduce myself.⠀
This is the face of the creative, emotional whirlwind behind Happy River. ⠀
My name is Fanny, but you can call me Fay, and I’m a Swedish entrepreneur and actress.⠀
When I first started designing patterns I knew I wanted them to be more than just patterns. ⠀
And then one day the idea of inspiring people and designing patterns made a love baby and I decided to call it Purposeful patterns. ⠀
And it’s not new for things to have a deeper meaning than just being things. I mean lucky socks are almost scientifically proven to bring luck. (Hey, I said almost…) ⠀
So I thought, why not give people an opportunity to both have cool things designed with love and daily reminders of a chosen message at the same time?⠀
I’ve promised myself to be one of all the wonderful people that brings authenticity and self-love to the world. Both the business world and personal world. We’re all people, even at work, and I believe we should embrace that instead of pretending to be some heartless robots that are just here for achieving. ⠀
Let’s bring the ups and downs, the happiness, the sadness, the challenges and the moments of flow to all parts of life. And most importantly let’s bring the looooove💜💙💚💛🧡❤️
7 223 hours ago
Fears can go unnoticed,
Tears can go uncaught,
While traveling throughout this planet one may feel stranded,
Meanwhile the world is too distracted to ever make a report,
No EYE to see the pain,
Too disconnected to feel the rain,
How can one ever truly manage,
When disdain plagues ones terrain?
Water I see and tears I swallow, The Sun and Moon both follow me, Distant relatives are both my yesterdays and my tomorrows, Yet, my todays have become somewhat of an unwelcomed family
These walls have ears and the darkness has eyes,
Silent shadows are all I see,
In one cell lies truth and in the other lies lies,
As lonely prisoners desperately cry out to be free
No suitable visitors for this here prisoner, Such qualifications have regretfully been, unmet,
For how can a visitor visit someone who is merely a visitor?
How can the breathless ever appreciate my breath of death?
With much knowledge comes great sorrow,
Heavy cargo is what's left for some, Hoping to borrow someone else's tomorrow,
While presently feeling numb...
As we succumb to that which has only just begun, Even though our beginning is already done. -IAM 💚
2 143 hours ago
I love inversions as they enable me to be fully absorbed in our practice - that finding of ease is what makes it yoga.
My inversion classes are about achieving the perfect posture but about building power and focus and creating an understanding of the physical process along the way. And it’s fun!
Come along and give it a try @crawleyyoga Tuesday 7.45-9pm.
The first full - moon of the year
🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘 This full moon is an eclipse happening on the axis of Cancer-Capricorn ♋♑ It is a super blood wolf moon taking place in the sign of Leo ♌
Being Leo sun, Cancer rising, I have been feeling this for months. . Years..! For the past 18 months the north node has been in Leo and have recently moved into Cancer.
Leo is the playful child of the zodiac, the fearless leader threading new territory for breakfast.
Cancer is the caring mother of the zodiac, nesting, healing and feeling. The divine feminine.
Capricorn is the authoritative father of the zodiac, pushing us to do better. The divine masculine.
We all have to connect with our inner child. We have to find our Joy. And we have to live by that joy.
We have to be our own Mother and Father in order to be joyous. We have to tell ourselves: "oh you are tired, you need to relax now " or "oh you did such a good job, keep going". We have to be our own primary care givers and primus motors. 🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘 Whenever I feel thrown off track or out of balance, this is my Go-to meditation track!
I let it play and the frequencies do the work chakra by chakra.
It is easy to forget why you are here right now.
What was the decisions that led you here and what was your intent? How does it align with your over all purpose - how do you make sense of this? 🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒 I have created this as a healing devise for everyone
🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒 And thank you!
I now have 300+ plays on soundcloud. It makes me so happy to see my music inspiring people on a daily basis. That is why I make it 💪 i want to lift people around me and I want to keep my self strong so I can do it! These songs were made for all my amazing light warriors out there: you are truly appreciated and I can't wait to rock it all live with yall 💛
Also, I have launched my New Facebook page 'Cornelia Hersland' - stay tuned 💛
5 113 hours ago
Had breakfast with 3 beautiful moms❤️
Common activities expat wife di Jeddah,
Ngopi, shopping & learn Arabic.
Sambil2 bertukar pendapat, bina silaturrahim, network & etc etc. . 😉
Ootd (oil of the day) : #valor & #innerchild ☘️ #jeddah#expatlife#housewife
2 184 hours ago
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✨So often, we seek whatever it is our younger selves needed and consistently come up short. I think it’s because a lot of times, that validation has to come from 👉🏽within👈🏽. We have to give ourselves the sense of being good enough, smart enough, worthy of love. ⠀
⭐️What did you need when you were younger? 💫Encouragement? 💫Comfort? 💫Validation? 💫Guidance? 💫Unconditional permission to feel and express your feelings? ⠀
How can you be that role model for your inner child going forward? ⠀
✨Wishing everyone a beautiful Saturday full of ♥️self care and ♥️rejuvenation!
👁🦋👁IMAGE RP VIA @bokifide 👈👈👈🏵🏵🏵 #eclipseseason •
EYE COME BACK TO THIS LESSON AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. TO NOT GIVE UP. TO PERSIST BEYOND OPPRESSIVE APATHY & TOXICITY. EYE CAME TO REBIRTH THE NEW EARTH FROM WITHIN. ♐️
Whatever is going on around should have no effect on what goes on inside of you.
This is a vitally important concept to cultivate that this time: - inner equilibrium, so that no matter how much all will fall apart, and seeming chaos will reign, that you will be able to not get embroiled, and buy into fear consciousness, but learn to fly over and above the storms.
When our consciousness levels have risen to a certain octave of being, we learn to not let anything upset that inner state of balance. And if we do get off kilter, as will happen, we have to tools to immediately get ourselves back into balance once more.
Massive earth changes are going to occur in the next few years, but this is all part of the revamping and re-birthing process the whole planet is going through. This is by no means the first time this has happened, for as in happened to all the civilizations before us, most of them buried either under mass land debris or sea, all went through this process at some time or another.
Just do not allow yourself to buy into fear modes, or mass hysteria anymore.
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👁👑👁FOLLOW @selfcareissacred 👈👈👈🦋🦋🦋 #boundariesarebeautiful •
THE HARDEST LESSON OF THIS LIFE WAS TAKING THE STAND TO CREATE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN MYSELF & MY PRIMARY ABUSERS WHO WERE IN MY NUCLEAR DNA FAMILY. TAKING DAILY MENTAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE FOR OVER 30 YEARS OF MY LIFE CREATED A VERY SICK BEING WITHIN ME. I HAD TO WALK AWAY TO SAVE MY LIFE. AND IAM SO MUCH BETTER FOR IT. GRATITUDE TO MY COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO DO THE REAL WORK. TO KNOW WHAT HURTS THEE. AND TO LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE AWAY FROM TOXIC BEINGS WHO LIE, STEAL, ABUSE, MANIPULATE, HURT CHILDREN +++ RELEASE THEM. PEACE BE WITH YOU. ✌️ ▪️▪️▪️
“I know you want to be a good person and be helpful to people in need, but it's impossible to give to others if your energy has already been used-up. Being a good person has nothing to do with allowing people to destroy you. There are limits. You can best help others from a position of strength, not weakness. So, don't forget to be good to yourself first. Don't forget to take care of you! It is never cruel to want to save yourself from being swamped by fools. You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them. Their lives are full of emptiness, chaos, and dysfunction, and they will bring their misery and pain into your life with full-force if you allow it. Then there are others who have the outward appearance of success and are seemingly not self-destructive in nature. These people do not destroy themselves, but instead survive through the destruction of others — these are the users. Either of these types of people will latch-on to you in a death-spiral and take you down to the depths of hell with them — if you allow it. This is your life, and you have the right and responsibility to make good decisions for yourself. •
The truth is, they cannot help themselves; they are sick, and may need professional help.”
✨WORDS BY:: @bryantmcgill 👈♥️
👁♐️👁FOLLOW @theonenesssolution 👈💎💎💎 #unityconsciousness •
BY #maryoliver • #RIP
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice ~
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do ~
determined to save
the only life you could save.