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Looking At Love Through New Eyes

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Looking At Love Through New Eyes

Before my thirties, I had met very few people to look towards as an example of what the sacred love shared between only two people should be like. Just before my 31st birthday I met a couple who changed not only my entire perspective, but their loving influence changed my entire life from that point forward.

I met Derek in 2014 when he came to vacation in Rincon, Puerto Rico to visit his family with his best friend Maty. I vibed out instantly with the guys and we all stayed in contact after they left. One year later Derek returned with his new girlfriend, Jade. I have always been “one of the boys” and am used to a variety of reactions that occur when a woman involved with one of my friends meets me for the first time. As soon as someone says, She doesn’t really get along with other girls, I know we will vibe out. Not that I don’t get along with other girls, but I am more likely to find common interests among groups of women who display more male characteristics (which also feels wrong to say because what truly determines “male” vs “female” characteristics except for our own individual opinions?). Derek & I have so much respect for each other and our friendship that we were both nervous of me meeting Jade for the first time. We both wanted everything to go perfectly.

Derek & Jade knew each other growing up through their school years and only began dating each other later in life. They watched each other make mistakes and grow from them. They already knew each other’s past, understood each other’s mood fluctuations, and honored each other’s energy in a way that I had never witnessed before. Derek & Jade were not perfect by any means. They bickered in their sarcastic New York way, spouted out You Never’s & You Always’, and experienced arguments and disagreements that would have sent most couples stomping off in opposite directions. Even their arguments are beautiful to me. There is so much love shown in every action that they take, individually and as a partnership. The lines of Her, Him, and Them are clearly defined. Derek & Jade are so very much their each individual people, and yet also very much one great combined unstoppable force each complimenting the other in such naturally effortless ways.

I quickly became in love with their love and in love with being their “third wheel”. Every visit they make to la isla we cram in as many adventures as possible, swap music until the sun comes up, talk until our voices are raw and laugh so hard our forehead veins pop. For the first time in my life I witnessed a passionate romance and love that made me want to scream out loud “I Want That!”.  Every emotion that they displayed between them is done with honesty, love and respect. I want everything that they have, the love, the laughter, the gentle disagreements, the honest opinions, and the complete partnership that they share.

I was waiting oh so patiently for the event that I knew was coming…..the announcement of their engagement! As if that was not enough to shed happy celebratory tears, I learned that they intended to have their wedding here in Puerto Rico instead of New York where they are from and I completely lost my head. But wait it gets better…..the wedding falls on the week of my birthday AND Maty (Derek’s best friend who I met a year before Jade) will be their officiant. I have not seen Maty since we all originally met back in 2014, and I have never gotten the pleasure of enjoying all their company at once. I’m so over the moon happy as can be you would think this wedding was for me!

Since meeting Derek, Maty, and Jade, my eyes have been opened to the endless definitions of love and soul mates. We are raised with the mainstream belief that our life’s purpose is to find our one true love soulmate and live happily ever after. I have loved so many people in so many different ways, for so many different reasons and each experience has brought something necessary into my life. The love that I speak of has nothing to do with sex, but everything to do with passion and connection. I now understand that being loved is just as powerful and necessary as giving love.

I will forever have the biggest couple crush in history for the two people that opened my eyes to a new way of loving and living. This upcoming weekend we will all join together to celebrate Derek & Jade’s wedding in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Stay tuned because this will be the first wedding in my life that I have ever looked forward to so I will all full of love and will have beautiful pictures to share later.

I adore this article from Elephant Journal on the Five Types of Soulmates We’ll Meet & Love In Our Lifetimes. Give the article a read if you would like and leave a comment below about any type of love that lifts you up!

 

“Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies meet each other.” ~ Paul Coelho

Puppy Party: Meet Our Adopted Family Addition

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Puppy Party: Meet Our Adopted Family Addition

I have a fur kid tradition of always trying to pair up my old souls with young bucks. When one dog reaches retirement age, I bring some fresh blood onto the playing field to liven things up a bit. It is my belief that the younger dog will help perk up and make life interesting for the older dog, and the older pup will help teach the younger the ways of our world. This also creates a smooth transition for me when the time comes for one of my babies to move on to doggy heaven.

A small part of me was looking forward to some non-puppy-parenting freedom, but if I’m honest with myself, I know that I will never be happy in a dog free household. My best girl is a mixed breed Pomeranian-Schipperke, Osita, and has been an only child for almost a decade now. Osita & I have been together for over 13 years, have traveled the world, and experienced many of life’s great adventures together. She is so much more than just my best friend. My dog is highly sensitive to my illnesses and can help myself and others notice when my symptoms are about to put me in danger. She is the most easy going dog anyone has ever met, and that is not just her proud overly biased Mama speaking. I can give a list of references of her fan base.

I live on an island where stray dogs in need of homes is very common and when a friend approached me to help her find a home for a foster in need I began getting out my list of dog rescue contacts. Even though the timing was perfect, I was not of the mind state to take in a new family member. Silly me, I should have known universal energy was much stronger than my own free will. When I met Mango in person I had the sensation akin to deja vu. As if I had already known and loved this dog in another life. The decision as made for us, Osita & I tried to be rational and smart about the process, but we were already head over heels in love with this little lady.

Over a period of two weeks we baby-stepped the move in process and made sure all parties involved were accepting of this merger. This week we made it official and adopted Mango. Meet the newest member of our family! 

She arrived with the name Mango, but is not responsive to the name so we are utilizing this time to learn her personality and allow her to come up with something fitting. Osita has accepted this new lady into our home beautifully and is already proving herself to be a loving and patient big sister.

Osita has a morning routine of getting five minutes of full body rubs and snuggles and then she gets a frisky morning playtime attitude. Yesterday, I didn’t even have to get involved! I woke up to Osita cleaning Mango’s eyes and when they saw me awake Osa quickly stopped and started doing her little gruff and pounce “come play with me” dance to Mango. Mango did her customary head tuck/half lay down with her butt up in the air, all submissive like, but Osa kept at it and eventually she understood this meant playtime. They didn’t Actually start full on playing but they’re getting there Fast and I can tell they will have the same style of “rough house”.

I spent the day puppy proofing our yard and garden space so that the girls have the freedom to wander in and out of the house at will. A couple hours were spent down in my little garden space weeding and just hanging out down there so Mango understands that the garden is her area too. The girls love the neighbor dog, Lena, a sweet little Boston Terrier. Lena gets her favorite toy and shakes it by the fence as my girls come running up and bounce around wagging their tails at her. 

Yesterday while Bulleit was here (another friend’s dog, apparently I have become the dog whisperer/sitter over night), I had all the dogs laying on my bed and floor as I painted. It was Heaven! I love all the fur kids around, feeling their energy both calm and energize me. I have to do three times the cleaning because they shed different than Osa, but its worth every broom stroke.
I am so happy that Osita now has a little buddy when I leave home for brief periods of time and blessed that our new little lady is adjusting to her new life so fast! Stay tuned for when we announce our little lady’s new name!

Our Souls Connect Via Social Media

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Our Souls Connect Via Social Media

There are no words for the incredible timing of the magic of the universe….

A gift arrived in the mail yesterday with a note from someone that I have never met before but have become good friends with on Instagram (I never thought I would live in a world where that sentence is not only acceptable, but the norm). I love to give all things my proper attention, and since I was not ready to do so at the moment of the packages arrival, I set it to the side. A message came through my phone a moment later that rocked my sense of peace and calm. Someone who very recently caused my heart and soul an incredible amount of pain and confusion attempted to reopen a tiny line of communication. Since I was not ready to address my feelings or respond to the message, I decided to step out with a friend for a drink and distract my mind for a bit and address the situation at the later time. I returned home in a stronger state of mind and remembered the package that had arrived earlier in the day. The note included said:

“I know that you said you don’t need anything, which is great because this isn’t out of need. I send you this out of love. I recall you mentioning you were a healer, I love and accept your beauty, and am so lucky to have met you, even though it’s through Social Media for the time being. I am a lover and a giver. This comes from a genuine and appreciative place.”

I was hit by a smell that I could immediately place, and a sensation between my chest and throat that I could not. The wooden Om symbol smelled like the pure energy of selfless love. It wasn’t until I looked up the symbolic meaning of a Blue Lace Agate that the sensation in my chest became apparent. I was feeling the anxiety of too many words attempting to bubble up and burst out within me slowly simmer down into a gentle calm and find their proper place within my throat.

Blue Lace Agate is a throat chakra stone with a gentle energy and is considered a stone of communication. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications. Blue Lace Agate brings calm and tranquility, a lessening of anger, even deep rooted anger issues, and a calming of nervousness. It is considered a happiness stone from these harmonious energies it carries, as well as one of hope. It is also a stone that aids in inflammatory and arthritic conditions, which I suffer greatly from. My friend from a far could not have chose a more appropriate stone and timing to gift it to me. I sit here and wonder how she did it, but then again I know better than that. The energy of the universe did it, we were merely the receiving messengers of this beautiful moment and lesson.

Social Media and the role it plays on our daily lives and relationships has been a strong topic of conversation all around me this year. In addition to promoting my individual businesses, I mainly utilize my social media feeds as a platform for inspiration and positivity. It took me a long time to get comfortable with who I was and my purpose in this world, and learning to share my experiences in order to give others a sense of peace, support, and community was part of that process. I am so blessed that I have an outlet to shine my light onto and that my light is accepted so openly and lovingly by so many people. I am proud that my tiny actions have drawn other amazingly compassionate warriors towards each other and into my own direction as well. I am grateful to be a gentle member of this technologically advanced generation at times like these. This moment of the selfless giving of such great love is the very reason that I share my heart and soul with others. This is what I live for. This moment right here is a shining example of the beautiful connection that social media can bring to our lives if we use it respectfully. Live gently, love strongly, and pay the gift of life forward every single day that you are blessed to do so.

 

“Life. Love. It took me and it shook me and it broke me and it woke me and it made me into a woman. The bigger the death, the bigger the birth and as my life unfolds on this earth I can say that I love, I love being a woman. The more your heart breaks, the more it can hold. So be brave, my sister, be bold. And the bigger your heart, the greater your power and now, now is the feminine’s hour. The world is starved, its ravenous for you, and we need all the hearts on deck if we’re going to make it through. So go ahead, do your part, offer your heart and the world’s starving alter. Go ahead, shine till the stars shake. Go ahead, may the world wake in your wake.”

Long Distance Love

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Long Distance Love

Together forever, never apart. Sometimes in distance but never in heart.

A Long Distance relationship means a romantic relationship between two people who live far apart and so are unable to meet on a frequent basis. I am learning that distance is what you make it to be. In this day and age we have so many means of remaining connected, and we are each responsible for our own individual feelings and how we handle them.

Being a part of a long distance relationship is one of the most difficult hurdles that I have had to face so far in this life. You have the sensation that you are on pause. As if you are frozen in time waiting for the moment that your partner returns to your side and thaws you out, making you feel whole again. Tidal waves of emotions of all shapes and colors rock your boats in a constant attempt to sink your battleships. Being a part of a long distance relationship can be both beautiful and devastating that the same time. At times it makes me feel like a walking contradiction. Experiencing loneliness when surrounded by people, becoming upset about things that have never bothered me before, getting my first real bitter taste of irrational jealousy and feeling insecure and unsure despite my strong feelings of self love and faith in both mine and my partner’s instincts and intentions.
While being away from each other is one of the hardest things we have had to get through, the benefits of finding the connection that we did and fully embracing the love that we have for each other makes any struggles we are each experiencing more than worth it. There is nothing more amazing than the feeling of comfort, of finding a forever home in the person you want to share every detail about the rest of your life with. With My Love in my life, I literally feel like SuperWoman meets Robin Hood meets Pinky & The Brain. We are Light, energy, connection, communication, growth, teaching, sharing, giving, creating, conquering, nurturing, LOVE! We are dynamic as a unit. We are unstoppable together. All of that is well worth the price we currently pay of 5,798miles of distance between us.

I will not land on the other side of this particular hurdle until my partner has returned home for good and we can proceed to make plans as a unit, but I have given myself permission to “unfreeze” myself and enjoy life again until my love returns home. We both still have a duty and desire to make each other proud in our everyday actions and intentions. We are dedicated to learning more about each others needs and our own expectations. We are far from perfect but we are open and honest and growing better at this every day. I have never met someone who makes me feel more respected and loved than the person that the universe destined me to fall in love with and I will honor the universe in kind for the gift it has given us. I have had to remind myself that our current distance situation is not permanent, almost over in fact, and I have Lots to do!

I have businesses to run, bills to pay, friendships to maintain, adventures to seek, gardens to grow, and art to create.

I am working on a garden project with vines and natural mosquito repellents to give us balcony privacy and shelter us in green love.

I am taking extra care with the tomato plants that My Love likes to snack on.

I am taking each day as it comes with an end date as a gentle reminder in the back of my mind.

Life must go on with or without my mate by my side.

I am happy and loved and we will be reunited once again very soon!

Ashe

 

Long Distance Love Reunited in Puerto Rico

Long Distance Love Reunited in Puerto Rico

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I Can Feel You Through My iPhone

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Any relationship takes work but long distance relationships do not work if both people are not equally committed. A study by Cornell University revealed that while couples in a “normal” relationship tend to have more daily interactions than couples in a long-distance relationship, the couples who had hundreds of miles in between them tend to have longer, more meaningful conversations. It has been proven that Long-distance couples try harder than geographically close couples in communicating affection and intimacy, and their efforts do pay back. I can honestly say that I am giving more of myself and my efforts than I have ever given any relationship that I have been in, not just because of our distance, but because I know they are TheOne, and all of our efforts are worth it.

Miles apart and Bae keeps repeating “communication is all we have. I think to myself, but we have So much more, we have memories, we have love, we have connection, we have a future. I hear the words loud and clear though, I understand and respect their desire to remain connected through all forms of communication. They are far better than I at living in the present moment and helping me see the value in doing so, more and more every day. I work through my days, party through my nights, but every now and then a stray emotion or three slithers through my barriers and I can tangibly feel our distance. Like a radar inside of me bleeping, reminding me of every single island, wave, mile, and hour we are apart. Most days I suck it up and work my tail feathers off, but the pain of missing My Other Whole feels just as honorable as the beauty of being in love. So I embrace it, and I give them all the communication that they desire while we are apart.
I was gifted with an old fashion soul mate who has high expectations, a penchant for hand written letters and appreciates filter free conversations just as much as I. We are a rare breed. Alas, we are also children of the 21st century. In appreciation of, but not slaves to, the instant gratification that modern technology can provide. I’ll be the first to admit, text messages, audio messages, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook have been key contributors to keeping me united with the one I love overseas. There are times that I feel like I can actually Feel MyLove through my iphone. The text bubbles in imessage give me real time, I know they are there. Hand is on their phone, I know exactly how they hold it, palms clasped around the base, thumbs quick at work on the touch screen. The second the message comes through I can picture MyLove’s thumb tapping the blue highlighted SEND with a little smirk on that gorgeous face that I love so much.

There are times that I find myself unable to put my phone down because I have become addicted to seeing notifications coming through my phone, only looking for one name in particular. I can see the text bubbles or the “Is Typing…” notification and I know I am not alone. 3,603 Miles apart yet I feel like my love is right There! As if I could push my finger through my touchscreen and caress their face, feel their touch, smell their scent. I would give anything to do so, but for now, this will have to satisfy. I can feel MyLove through my iPhone.
Anyone familiar with Snapchat knows that things can get real naughty real quick, but you can also get goofy and sentimental. Being in a long distance relationship I can fully understand the benefits of the App, especially with the updated Live Feed feature, similar to FaceTiming. New messaging and video chat features were added to Snapchat allowing users to send text to other users and save text messages by clicking on them. A crucial aspect of the update is the “Here” sign that can subtly appear at any moment as a blue bubble in your chat window. The bubble pulsates softly to inform a user that a friend is also available to engage in a video chat—video chatting (the live feed feature I mentioned earlier) can only occur between users who are concurrently using the app. When the Here button is held down, a live video chat function is immediately launched. Regarding the Here function, Spiegel (Snapchats creator) explained: “The accepted notion of an online indicator that every chat service has is really a negative indicator. It means ‘my friend is available and doesn’t want to talk to you,’ versus this idea in Snapchat where ‘my friend is here and is giving you their full attention.”

Just the sight of the blue button, whether it is pulsating or not gives me comfort that my love is there. Not beside me, and no where nearby, but There where ever that may be. I have their undivided attention for the moment, and I can feel them through my iPhone. For that moment, Nothing else exists but me, my love, that mesmerizing blue pulsating button, and the connection that it gives us. Comfort washes over me and instantly I feel like I can handle this distance between us and anything else that life throws our way. When you find your forever soul mate every thing that you do is worth every effort that you make. I know the long distance will not always be an issue in my relationship, so for now, I am grateful for the technology that I normally take such great pains to avoid.

Until my love is in my arms again, I can feel them through my iPhone.

Give It To Me NOW

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Give It To Me NOW

“Sex is dangerous, it could kill you you know. Do you have any idea what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, your core temperature rises, heart races, your blood pressure sky rockets, respiration becomes rapid and then shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere. Secretions spit out of every gland while your muscles tense and spasm as if you’re lifting three times your body weight. It’s violent, it’s ugly, and it’s messy, and if God hand’t made it unbelievably fun the human race would have died out eons ago.” (Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, Masters of Sex)

This is the modern era of instant gratification. We see, we want, we take. But how much of what we want do we truly need? Some of us have become so enamored by the material world and the simplistic pleasures of the flesh that it consumes us. Hearts have been broken, wars have been fought and nations have been torn apart over people allowing their base desires to drive them. Oscar Wilde was quoted to say that “Everything in the world is about sex, except Sex. Sex is about power.” Even at 18 years old I recognized my personal power as a female, and it frightened me. I did not want a power that I did not understand and could not control. I did not have women in my life growing up to teach me about my body, sex or relationships, but I have always been incredibly adapt at the art of observation.

In my early twenties my peers and surroundings began to take a toll on my libido. All around me people of all ages were freely expressing their sexuality as if we were back in the Woodstock Era. Everywhere I looked sex was being shoved down my throat via radio, TV, and real life to the MAX. Preteens were publicly tongue wrestling, middle aged couples were grotesquely groping each other, men & women felt free to speak their raunchiest minds in mixed company, and private perversions became appropriate for dinner conversations. The over sexed up society I lived in left nothing to the imagination. My life experiences even at that age were too advanced to be shocked by anything that I saw or heard, but I hit a point of disgust that I did not know how to handle. I was being told that sex was normal and healthy and everyone was doing it, but no one seemed concerned with Love. Where did all the love go?! How was I supposed to find Love while being surround by people who thought Sex and Love were one and the same?Color me distraught! I had no one that I could turn to for advice because I did not know anyone else who chose to live a life of celibacy. A tiny voice in the back of my mind reminded me that there were indeed women out there living similar lifestyles. Nuns. Having not been raised with much understanding of religion, I was in no way prepared to compare myself to a nun, but I was instantly soothed by the realization that I was not alone. Coming to that realization gave me enough strength to find all necessary answers within myself.

I was 20yrs old when I came to the conclusion that no man or woman I spoke to with romantic intentions would ever see eye to eye with my old fashioned values and my slow and steady expectations. Becoming abstinent was not just a mind conscious decision, my body helped make the choice for me.  I chose to dedicate my life to energies not related to the flesh until I felt like myself and my chosen mate reached a mutual state of love, respect, and trust. Even though I was confident in my lifestyle choice there were still people in my life who felt like maybe there was something “wrong” with me. I had first heard the term Asexual (a person who has no sexual desires or feelings) used by my doctor. In an attempt to get to the bottom of my lack of libido he suggested that I take a moment to contemplate adverse factors in my life that could be blocking my sexual desire. My doctor asked me to get incredibly honest with myself, keep an open mind, and to think as far back as I could remember. I rejected the typical excuses of prescriptions or past traumas as the cause because I already knew the answer.  I am unable to become sexually attracted without love, plain and simple. I knew what I wanted and I was not going to settle out of loneliness or need for human contact. I had desires just like everyone else, but I was not a slave to my body. I had such high expectations for myself and my potential mate that my body wouldn’t even function on an intimate level unless I felt connections on ALL levels.

Sex is psychological (especially for women!) and is driven by mental factors like body confidence, personal sexuality, and feelings of intimacy with a partner. I wanted, no Demanded it ALL if I was going to make the decision to share my most intimate self with another. So I chose to wait. I chose to invest my energies on my physical and mental health and building lasting relationships. I learned how to love Me with all of my heart and soul first. I took the time to discover what it was I wanted from a partner and always tried to remained upfront and honest with anyone who showed a romantic interest in me. I am human, I still crave love, companionship, mutual respect and understanding, and I still make mistakes. I experienced moments of great temptation and internal confusion, but I always felt confident in my decisions.

Being so conservative I had quite the hurdle to overcome in regards to talking about my abstinence. Even a discussion of “no sex” still feels so incredibly intimate to me that my palms sweat and I blush uncontrollably. I am wiping my hands on my pants as I type this, this particular blog post was actually written over three months ago and is only being finished today as I find the strength and courage. Sex is Power they say, and so is knowledge. So I am discovering the power within myself to share my little bit of knowledge. In my mid to late twenties I began noticing a subtle shift in my surroundings. People’s questions regarding my lifestyle choices were no longer heavily laced with sarcasm and disbelief, but with honest intrigue and respect. I still attempt to desperately calm the pink from creeping across my cheeks and always answer questions honestly, especially when asked by young generations. What began as a choice easily became a habit. If you Really want to know how to live a life of celibacy you can always read up on WikiHow. No, I am not joking, here I will even include the link for you. Don’t be shy, check it out. you know you’re curious.

Step-By-Step: How To Live A Life of Celibacy (You’re Welcome)

I have heard lots of arguments on the definition of Celibacy vs Abstinence. I encourage you to do your own research if the details are important to you. Everyone’s life choices are guided by different influences and I would hope that every one will keep an open mind towards others preferences no matter what you’re own may be. I personally chose to not involve sex in my relationships because I felt like all parties involved could learn much more about each other and from each other without the physical distractions. That was before I fell Deeply, Madly, Hopelessly, Head Over Heals In Love with TheOne and began the journey of discovering what my body was capable of ….but that’s a different story of female growth and empowerment for another day 😉

 

Your body is a temple. Not a visitor center.

 

 

 

Happiness Will Save The World

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Happiness Will Save The World

So you want to make the world a better place huh? Well then, show me what you’re made of. What’s you’re weapon of choice? Are your blood thirsty troops armed and ready for a battle to the death? Did you gather your most devout believers to burn candles, sprinkle holy water, and pray on it? Or are you perhaps sitting clustered in a circle with equally peaceful tree huggers meditating on the earths vibrations and leaving it to faith that our Mother will handle it as She sees fit? It begins with a need and desire to see things better than they currently are, but if the path is not walked correctly then more damage can be done than harm. I say start small, mind your own business, and Be Happy. It wont be power and war that saves us. Not knowledge, education or even unconditional love that will be our salvation. It will be Happiness.

We have become desensitized to one another’s feelings, going so far as to display discomfort or even disgust at a display of another’s emotions. The stronger and more independent we get, the less we allow ourselves to feel. Walls of safety stacked around our hearts buffering us from even our own true feelings and making it easier for us to lie to ourselves. Losing touch with our intuitions and not trusting our instincts. We make ourselves feel safe, but are we truly happy? Do we even understand what Happiness means? No matter how much people have they still seem to display unhappy characteristics (unidentified anger, jealousy, self consciousness, etc). Recognizing it within myself, I fought, battled, and struggled for a change. I had to learn to stop wasting my energy on the emotional vampires that were sucking my happy soul dry.  The only way to make a change, is to live by example. You want to make the world a better place, then start by making Your world a better place. Focus on yourself first, and then start spreading the love around.

More than feared experiences and misconceptions, it is the unpredictable nature of people that terrifies me. I refuse to give up on humanity no matter how much it has hurt me and will most likely continue to hurt me. I want to be free to feel and be comfortable feeling. Not just the happy rewarding moments but the trials and tribulations that alter our paths and mind sets as well. I want to speak not just to hear my own voice, but to receive honest feedback from the ones I am conversing with. I want to live just to Be. Not to live for an end goal or an afterlife legacy, but simply just for the pleasure of being alive. I do not want to live in an environment where it is considered a weakness of character to cry when sad or shout when angry. I do not want to live in a community that only shows you love and support when the situation is a positive one. I want to be surrounded by people that show support through the good and the bad without selfish intent. I am not expecting perfection of character in each and every one of my companions, but I do demand honesty and respect from this point forward. This is a new year, where I will introduce myself to new habits, new energies, and spread myself above and beyond to new boundaries.  I choose to be happy and to surround myself with like minded happy people. You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go of those who weight you down and steal your sunshine. Know that real friendship is simple, easy, weightless and Free! Pick up and hold on to people you love along the way….but travel light. Float on. Be happy. Love more!

My happiness will know no boundaries and will be stopped by no amount of negative forces working against me. I am going to change the world. My seed has been planted, I water it daily, and I am prepared for its growth.

Follow me on Instagram (@gypsysugarcloud) and join my Happy Hippy Gypsy Love Life Journey, the more the merrier!

 

Tina and Donna on the boat ride to the Lodge