Just thought I’d share some astrology insight with you, or more accurately, let Kaypacha share it. I simply love this guy and his forecasts! Not only do I enjoy the more technical side to it, but I love his interpretations and presentation style, the way he makes it all come to life. Although this is great entertainment, it’s also so much more, and if you should feel the need to explore your current situation a little more thoroughly, or maybe just need a new perspective, I strongly encourage you to watch this forecast.
So yes, it’s still all about change, about our values, about letting go and having faith – and about breaking free from desires and past programs. Let’s do it.
Namaste – Aloha – So Much Love ♥
If you haven’t already watched this awesome video, do take a few minutes to enjoy the unfolding creativity of this collaboration between Selina Miles and Sofles.
Seriously, I wanna live in that warehouse…
Turn up the music, let your happiness fly free and have an awesome day ♥
I honestly can’t think of anything to say about this track that would do it justice. Or maybe I’m just too tired right now. But I can’t believe I’ve never heard it before until today.
I feel enriched.
A beautiful friend of mine shared this beautiful song with we some time ago
I immediately fell in love with it.
Music is magical
a flying carpet of dreams
worlds full of beauty
For the past few weeks I haven’t had any words. or not enough time for words. or the words have transformed into something other than words.
I don’t know, I’m sure the words will be back. I feel them starting to move around in the back of my mind, whispering to each other, creating beautiful patterns, telling stories, dancing..
But until they’re ready to come out and play, I have music. so you can have some music.. I didn’t make it, I just listen to it.
It’s actually two versions of the same song. The first one is the more popular playing-on-the-radio version. It’s cool – and kind of safe. The second one is the original, more pain, more weird, more nerve.
I love them both but the second one sparks something deeper – it hits a nerve.
These days I’m not reading any of your blogs, either – and I miss them. I can’t wait to dive into the impossible task of catching up with all of your work!! One day – soon.
For the bigger part og my life I’ve been determined to be not weak. Over the years I’ve become more aware of what it is then that I consider being weak and I’ve found that what I feared the most was not being in control; conveying to people around me that I wasn’t in control; of failing – and maybe most of all of simply being imperfect.
Realizing this and saying it out loud makes it seem like a very irrational fear because no one is perfect and we all know that. The truth is, I rarely have any control whatsoever and when for some reason I feel uncomfortable in a situation, it’s absolutely impossible for me to hide that.
When I was younger, like ten or fifteen years ago, I was very talented at keeping my emotions well hidden and often people would have difficulties reading me and as a result perceiving me as being arrogant. I could probably have become a very successful poker player if I had pursued that career more than that one time in Israel on that very sketchy casino boat..
Getting to know myself better and accepting myself on a deeper level also sent me through a very lengthy process of coming to terms with this weakness thing. A funny thing (obviously meaning horrible and painful) is that the more accepting I was on being imperfect and vulnerable, the less able I was at keeping up appearances – and thus provoking even more feeling imperfect and vulnerable. My once poker face would turn lobster red, making me very conspicuous and incredibly uncomfortable, not to mention the heat my body was generating. For a while I actually thought I was sick or maybe I’d hit menopause fifteen years early. The heatwaves were scary.
The whole thing seemed like some kind of cruel joke, constantly rasing the bar of acceptance, really challenging my determination to accept showing vulnerability. On several occasions I’ve been leaning up against a social fobia because that would just be so much less stressful.
Well, it did get better, I guess I finally paid my acceptance dues. However, I do still get that jolt of fear from time to time and have to remind myself of letting it go all over again. This summer, with starting a new job as well as going back to school, has really been a challenge in terms of wanting to be that person who’s got it all under control, who’s completely in balance and undoubtably invincible – but accepting that that’s not always the case. Rarely, actually.
It’s been fun (again, horrible and painful) to relive this process but more importantly, I think it’s been healthy. It has reminded me of how free I feel when I let myself be vulnerable, of how many new possibilities present themselves when I change my perspective and let go of the fear of failure.
Last week I had a conversation with a colleague where we among other things shared who or what had been a great inspiration to us. She told me about Brené Brown and how much she loved her work. I was instantly intrigued and also amazed that I’ve never heard of this Brené so the next day I eagerly found her website.
And this is actually the whole reason why I’m writing this post – because it turns out that Brené Brown is all about vulnerability. She has done an amazing research job on this subject and has a way of presenting it that’s completely clear as well as full of insight and humour. She has done several speeches on TED and since I’m in no way able to pass on her knowledge in less than five hours, I’ve put one of them on here.
I really hope you’ll watch it because the value of understanding this issue of vulnerability is not just for some of us; it’s not a woman thing nor a man thing – it’s a human thing.
In case you didn’t watch the video, is there something in your life that you haven’t done because you’re afraid you’ll fail?
No seriously, I’m not going to sit here and ask questions about your life – but I do hope that you’ll give the video and what Brené has to say a chance. Maybe you’ll get inspired.
For me, being presented with this woman and her work seemed to happen as an incident of perfect synchronicity. I have been confirmed in everything that I have reflected on myself – above and beyond – and found new motivation to have the courage to be vulnerable. Even when it scares the living shit out of me.
Have you ever felt that strange kind of peace
where the situation is not really the peaceful kind
– and yet, you are peaceful
It’s not the happy and uplifted kind – it’s more the accepting and silent kind.
so very strong
Like when heading straight towards total destruction
– and somehow feeling indestructible
Like when you have played all your cards
when you have said all your words
when you have done all you could do
and now just have to let it go
set it free
It’s not necessarily triggered by a dramatic situation
but somehow there’s a heaviness
a potential life changing feel to it
– and yet, such deep peace
listening without waiting
observing without searching
and with the words echoing inside
come what may
I get the same kind of feeling when listening to this so very cool track – and in a live concert, you would not believe how awesome this girl is.
Okay, I’m on it!
A while back I received an award with much gratitude – and then I forgot all about it *looking down very embarrassed* and it’s just been sitting there, all un-reciprocated and un-passed-on. Now, that’s just wrong!
Then a few days ago it happened again – and again I was slacking.
But then yesterday (or the day before..?) I was given yet another award and with that, another chance to make it all right. Phew!
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH, miss Jensine, for awarding me and for always sharing your beautiful wisdom as well as wonderful comments, I love it all.
And THANK YOU, Circles Under Streetlights, for thinking that my blog is worth nominating. I was very touched by your kind words and I’m so inspired by your blog.
These are the rules for The Living Passionately Award;
- Take a deep breath
- Think about who you’d like to pass this on to
- Do something weird and out of the ordinary today
- Post the award someplace conspicuous…..the underside of the hamper lid, inside of the lav door, at the bottom of the bird-cage.
Umm yes, okay. Done. I’ve been pretty normal today BUT yesterday (or last week) my bike and I did run over a pedestrian. The pedestrian was a drunk girl and my bike was the one who suffered the most and all in all it was a very unfortunate incident but without further injuries. Not sure it qualifies as being weird but thankfully it’s definitely out of the ordinary. So there.
Oh well actually, I also baked an unusual lousy batch of brownies today. I might have to get some vanilla ice cream to make it go down easier but that’s just the kind of sacrifices we have to make in life.
The award has been printed, copied and put on the windshield on every car on my street with a note saying ‘Dear neighbor, you have been awarded!’ Spreading the love sure feels nice.
And these are the rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award;
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
- Tell 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 7 other fabulous bloggers.
- Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Yes, I did it, its done and I will do it!
And last, the rules of The Versatile Blogger Award;
- Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.
- Next select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
All this copy-paste is poop, I’m sick of it. Moving along to something more fun :)
These following blogs are all simply amazing, enlightening, amusing and highly recommended! Go get inspired, you won’t regret it!!
Some of them I have been following for months, some are fairly new in my world – but ALL of them are absolutely fabulous!
And I know The Versatile Blogger Award told me to nominate 15 but it also told me to share 7 facts about myself and I’m not going to do that either. Let’s hope the WordPress Karma Police will let me off easy this time.
I’ve been trying for a while now to think of 7 facts about myself. I can’t. Apparently I don’t have a clue..
I recently discovered the joy of a scotch called Laphroaig – I know, good luck pronouncing that one. Drinking it, I feel like a Scottish fisherman, which has been a surprisingly great feeling.
I’m too hungry to think right now and will wrap this up.
My dinner tonight is pizza.
At the moment, this is my favorite track. Even though it’s not my usual style, I love it!
Hopefully you listened to the lyrics and enjoyed it and maybe even did a little dance – or at least bopped your head slightly :D