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Living In the Flow- This Weekend’s Lesson, As Told By A Rock


I’ve had a blast writing in the sun over the weekend, biking throughout town, and leaving little messages in secret spots.

Earlier in the week I was feeling manic- I was finding myself roaming from one room to another, starting one project but never finishing another. I was bouncing off other people’s energy, encouragement, and feedback, and forgetting to focus on what I was doing. Even for someone who writes about living in the moment, I can lose my sense of grounding, too!

I spent the weekend on my bike, exploring the city, and snapping shots of the beauty around me. Like magic, my sense of balance was restored and I felt like I had my wings of flow once again.

At last.

I sat by the Boardman River, aligning my rocks and accessories while I gazed into the water. As the river flowed, I felt my body loosen and my spirit light up. At last, the mania had begun to pass.

I can also thank my meditation teacher, Nilcee, a wonderful soul who I met back in my NYC days. She leads a Tuesday night meditation in Astoria, but has moved over to Zoom during the pandemic. Although we met four years ago, I’ve felt her energy with me ever since- and unlike other teachers in the past, she assures me she is a guide; I already have all the power within. I may have a difficult time listening to others who tell me what to do (my sacral tells me everything I need to know), but I feel extremely empowered when I’m guided along my path- or river, if you will.

She reminds me of my natural flow and rhythm, and to tune out distractions with tuning into myself. On Friday night, I even called in to a virtual Happy Hour to chat with the Astoria friends along the Grand Traverse Bay!

Near and far, it’s wonderful to feel connection, and it’s even easier to do so when you tune into yourself and live in the flow.

I’ll be leaving these around town throughout the next week, so keep your eye out for a few little golden words in Traverse City (and soon Boston + NYC!).


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self discovery

11/11- Infinite Possibilities


Who else gets excited every time the clock hits 11:11?

11 is a master number and symbol for spiritual awakenings and the rising of consciousness.  It represents fresh starts, enhanced creativity, connectedness with source, and my favorite- manifestation.  Now that I’m closer to knowing what I want, I’m excited to use this time to practice what I’ve learned, while having fun creating along the way.

I have a friend in New York who will text me a screenshot of 11:11, at 11:11 from time to time.  I’ll do the same- sometimes we text one another at the exact same moment.  🤹🏼‍♀️

He got me interested in affirmations and the power of thought back in January 2015.  We met outside his art studio in Tribeca on a cold winter night and ended up spending hours talking about life, love, and old relationships.  After complaining about our exes for longer than necessary, he put a stop to it.  “We’re sending negative energy to the universe,” he said.  I didn’t think much of it at the time, but he was right.  It was from him that I learned how focusing on old love will only be a magnet to repeat the cycle and attract the same types of people.

He’s been a great inspiration to me for these past three years, and I wish I would have listened more to him when he showed me signs and gave me tips to tune into source and a higher power.  I’ve always been a superstitious person who has spotted synchronicities, doppelgängers, and magical connections for as long as I can remember… I merely thought it was coincidence.  Now I know that it always has been my own intuition, consciousness and power of thought, I just never truly believed it.

After meeting my artist friend I started becoming much more aware of my own thoughts.  We are all magnets of energy, which includes what is going on in our own minds.  When I see 11:11, I feel a direct connection and oneness with source- I feel it’s a little reminder to put me back on track when I start using my brain instead of my intuition.  My own head never seems leads me where I need to be!

As I become more confident in my own creations, I’m feeling as if it’s easier for me to accept the infinite possibilities that this powerful number and date signify.  Sometimes I listen to ego instead of my heart, which is when I need to take a break and remember the true intentions for my work.  As I listen to its guidance for me to continue taking steps in the right direction, possibilities feel infinite when I connect.

When you follow your heart and work with passion and purpose, everything else falls into place!