We are violent towards ourselves. We get frustrated at our own humanity. We notice the limitations of everything we do and can say and pick the flaws out mercilessly as if there is a standard of perfection. “And I love you,” is my new mantra every time I try to forget that I am sacred. And I love you. And I love you. And I love you. What do you love about yourself today? How can you be kinder to yourself?
I am not resisting or rejecting anything that comes my way. I am not clinging to my comfort. I have an inclusive, precious heart that I guard with my boundaries and values. If our love story ends, I thank you for carving out space in my heart to welcome in more compassion and grace. With this new moon in Sagittarius energy in the air, it’s a time to call in what you’re ready to embrace and to be in a state of gratitude. // Who or what are you grateful for? What love is already being served on your plate? What quality are you ready to welcome in? Share below.
Currently: In awe of my heart, and my heart’s ability to hold several truths at the same time. One truth is that holidays are very triggering for me. I don’t remember many happy holidays. Another truth, I love each of my family members as individuals, but I just don’t think we work well together in the same space. We’re so different, AND I appreciate how creation expresses itself through each one of us. This holiday season, I am challenging myself to first honor the love that I need to feel full and safe. Then, determine the love that I can share with others from a feeling of stability. 🖤 What truths are you holding in your heart? What is your heart asking from you this week? Feel free to share below. I will respond in someway to your heart.
Thank you to @blackgirlinom for taking care of my heart. In holding space for others, I tend to forget about my own heart and brush aside the importance of allowing myself to receive comfort and nourishment from my community. Last night was the #BGIORoottoRise event celebrating the 4 year anniversary of @blackgirlinom, being surrounded by women that I admire felt like the sweetest expansion within my own capacity to RECEIVE love. We tend to give and give, but relaxing into receiving love is important for survival and spiritual health. I encourage you to allow yourself to receive more love within this next breath and with the next word that you speak. Instead of assuming people are judging you, instead of judging and shaming yourself, assume that people want to love you as you are. Flaws and all. From my bare heart to yours, I don’t care about what you’ve accomplished or what you plan to accomplish. I love you for showing up for this day of creation as a creator of your reality moment by moment: How can you relax into receiving love today? Are there any aspects of you that reject ad undervalue receiving love? Who helps you “breathe easy?” Share below if you feel called to. 🙏🏽 Then, checkout my Black Girl in Om Root to Rise feature in my bio. I am honored to be listed as one of the 20 black women that embody the mission of the community.
How is your mental health? How have you been slowing down the mental chatter? In what ways are you over identifying with your thoughts? Can you trust your heart more? Can you trust that your heart can carry your through everything you’re going through? 🌹 NYC: Event this Saturday night @maharosenyc on emotional wellbeing. We’ll have a deep conversation on emotional alchemy, do fiery vocal release exercises, and a gentle breath work and energy healing meditation. Link in bio. 🙏🏽
The freer the relationship the more intimate it can be. We fear what we imagine we can lose. Fear creates a boundary of separation and control around another person. The best thing we can do for another is express a love rooted in freedom, honesty and compassion. I love you, so I don’t try to control you. I love you, because you heighten the qualities of love already within me. I love you, because you remind me of my own perfect nature. I love you, because you are me and I am you. Every being is your teacher and helping you see reality from a new perspective. The question is do you see how we’re all connected and experiencing the illusion of separation? // Tag someone in your life that makes you feel free and reminds you that we’re all connected.
“The First Peoples of Australia recognize sacred connectedness between the spiritual and the earthly, and the bond that exists between all beings. They refer to this as kanyini. In South Africa, the concept of Ubuntu describes a universal bond connecting all of humanity. Ubuntu and kanyini honor the understanding that the individual grows and develops, flourishes and expresses purpose and meaning in connection with the greater guiding purpose of the collective. To honor kanyini, to honor Ubuntu, means to honor ourselves and each other as we seek out and fulfill our purpose for the greatest good... Kanyini reminds us that we can’t thrive as a human being in isolation.” - Earth Warriors Oracle // What role does community play in your life? Tag someone in your community that you love. 🌹 📸by @savannahlaurenphoto for @setucommunity • • • • #community | #spiritual | #minkabrooklyn | #reiki | #energyworker | #breathwork | #consciousness
This morning I had a vocal lesson with my vocal coach, Maryn Azoff. I have been working with Maryn since June to raise my confidence in channeling sacred songs for energy healing meditations. Since I started working with a buffalo drum two years ago, sacred songs in light language have been pouring out of me, but my lack of knowledge of how to harness the power of my voice caused me to shrink and hide. 🍁 Maryn patiently taught me: The highest note has to come from the deepest part of your body. When you go to a higher note, you need more body support. The further I go into my spiritual process, the more connected I have to be with my body. I have to feel supported and stable to flow in the formless realm while meditating. I’ve noticed that singing is similar to channeling. You have to calm your mind, be rooted and present in your body for whatever arises and flow. 🍂 During the vocal lesson, I sang 'Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes' by Thievery Corporation. As I sang the words Do you applaud fear? Do you hold it near? Are you afraid to live your life? The way I perceive. In my arms, I'll catch you. Do you mind if I always love you?” As I sang, the sweetest tears fell down my cheeks. For the first time, I could feel myself giving my all to the song, and Maryn started crying with me because she could feel and hear the space I created in my body for that moment. I want to give my all to every client, every meditation and every being I interact with, because life is too precious not to give love freely. ➖ Who or what do you want to give your all to? How have you been holding back your power, your voice and your love? 📸 by @savannahlaurenphoto for @setucommunity
She loved herself ferociously. There was no aspect of herself that she didn’t hold in compassion from the salt of her tears to the roar of her laugh. She was felt more than she was understood. Language was trying to catch up with her, because she was formless. ➖ What parts of yourself have you been loving lately? I have been loving my heart and the lessons that always reside there. Share below so I have a better glimpse of who you are. 🌹 Image by @savannahlaurenphoto for @setucommunity flower mandala by @libbyloveyoga