Fuel Your Soul

“Whatever is making your Soul,
Feel Whole.
Do that.”
– EMW

I am limitless.
I am Infinite.
I am wealthy in abundance, love, kindness and peace.
And so it is!

We must believe that which we want to be true about ourselves.
We must act, on those beliefs and live through actions, not words.
Walk the talk.
Dont just Talk the talk.

We are limitless.

❤ 

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All We Need Is Love

Everything needs love. Humans, animals, plants, situations, thoughts, our world.
Everything thrives when there is love. Personalities, solutions, our world.

The event that took place in Orlando on the 11th was devastating.
As were the shootings, bombings, and every other type of killing there has been in this world. 
We see an array of reactions and emotions towards the events, and how people deal with them: Anger, sadness, frustration, fear… Then comes the love, the unity.

Reading articles and posts from friends about this particular tragedy has made me feel every emotion on the spectrum, but I hadn’t found quite exactly how I wanted to articulate or what I wanted to articulate in regards to any of it..
Then it hit me:

Love. Love, unity, and peace should be the things we strive for as a whole – community and society. 
It should be where we start with ourselves because when one knows internal love and peace, it is what comes out from their soul.
Be the example. Lead. Help. Give.

There will be shitty people in this world, but it’s simple not to be one.

All we need is love.

My thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families.

Be the Peace, people.
Be the Love.

“We must create, not destroy.
We must unite, not divide.
We must Love, not hate.”
– EMW

Solutions

Every little thing, every situation that one doesn’t see clearly at first, always has a solution.
This is something I think we all need to remember when we get stressed out, flustered or frustrated.

Maybe you can’t figure out how to do a task at work, maybe you’re having a hard time finding the right melody for a song, maaaaaybe you’re just not on your A-Game for LIFE on a day.. THAT’S OKAY! Every one of those things, as well as every single other scenario, has a solution.

Feeling like everything is a cluster-f*ck? Start by throwing things out or re-organizing(personally doing this at the moment in my house).
Feeling like each day is an ordinary routine? Switch up the route which you go home/go somewhere! Do something NEW.
I have found that when life starts to feel unsatisfactory, it usually only takes one small thing that your eyes haven’t ‘seen’ to hit your soul right in the feels, and BAM, you’re back to smiling or at least to feeling a bit more alive.

We are, after all, human. So yes, our brains+thoughts get the best of us sometimes – we have to remember we are souls of infinite Love, not just the ego we hold within.

Remember, to, breathe.
Everything, has a solution.

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Alive

It’s all breathing,
It’s all feeling,

Looking alive,
It’s so divine,
The touch of the wind on ones face,
None of it can be replaced.
Trials and challenges, with those we are faced,
But one mustn’t get caught up in the rat race.
Life is lovely,
Can’t you see?
Look to the sky, look to the trees…
Gaia, all breathing,
All feeling,
So divine,
Thank you for giving me wings to fly.
-EMW

She Became Wild Within


“She became wild within,
As if the chains and ropes had disappeared,
But it was a different freedom,
A different wild..
The gaze in her eyes taken over by some other form of life that had never been experienced before.
Yet the void of a loss, so deep, so fresh,
Making her soul cling..
‘Fly..’ She heard..
‘Trust me..’
So she flew.
And she was free.”
– EMW

Photo Credit: KES Photography

C’est La Vie – France

…The journey of a thousand miles, begins with one single step…

This is an exerpt from the album created on my Facebook from my travels to France this past December/January.
As I recently posted, I had lost my father and my grandmother within three weeks of each other, but I was blessed enough to go on this journey, which helped me start to get through everything.

** Photos will continue to be added as I edit them, there are still about 1200 I need to go through! 🙂 **

“What a surreal ending to 2015 and beginning to 2016. Lots of laughs yet so many tears. Two of the greatest people in my life left this earth, leaving a gigantic hole in my heart and soul. 
However, such is life. You must keep moving on.. Open your eyes and mind to the world around you.. Look for the signs.. Everything will be alright.

Every day is a blessing.
I am so grateful for the support while I’ve been away and re-establishing pieces of me, of my soul.
I thank those who I saw on this trip to France and who opened up their world to me.
And I thank my dad and my grandmother for giving me the opportunity to even begin this journey. 

It’s all divine timing.

Lots of love. <3″

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr. Seuss

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

“If you can’t live longer, live deeper.” – Italian Proverb

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa. St. Aubin de Teran

“Life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone…It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?” – Donald Miller

“Travel brings Love and Power back into your life.” – Rumi

Living In The Light

This past December during my final semester of college(hooray!), I took a photography class. I wanted to make sure I actually knew what I was doing with a camera instead of just always having to set it on “auto”, you know?

Here is the result of my class, my final portfolio, which was titled “Living In The Light”, and the Artist statement to go along with it.

“Art is essentially our interpretation of the world around us. For me, photography has become an outlet of creation which I have learned to manipulate through the lens to truly capture specific moments and objects of life which most of the time may go overlooked. Sure, every individual looks at a piece of art and can think of it differently, however, I believe through my photographs the subject of tranquility is very direct.

            The use of nature and light throughout my images is prominent and is very obvious, which is why I title this work “Living in the Light”. This has several meanings to me in my personal life, so gathering images of the outdoors, gathering images of flowers, animals, and light, all to me portray the ability we each have to create peace on this world, to live simply throughout our daily life, and to cherish even the smallest little lady bug that lands on our hands. I have learned that life is very precious, and beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. We have the ability to open our eyes and see the wonder of the world, and while you look at my photographs, I will not let you let it pass you by.”

 

Listen To The Wind Blow..

In the last year or so I have become aware of the following inspirational pages.

There are two sets of emails that I receive for daily encouragement:
1) Notes from the Universe, by Mike Dooley (www.tut.com)
and
2) The Daily Positive (www.thedailypositive.com)

This past December, my father passed away and I was having a difficult time processing the loss. I was unmotivated, sad.. Truthfully I was feeling totally lost. After having taken care of him for 4 years(seeing him practically every day, taking him for shaves, bringing him ice cream, helping him with his clothes, taking him dinner when the food wasn’t so good at the facility, helping him with whatever he needed) it became a way of life for me.

Throughout the process there were days that were more difficult than others, however, I realized how much I was helping him. Mentally, physically, all of it. It was so rewarding. So, so rewarding.
I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. After all, he did all of those things for me when I was a kid. Fed me, changed diapers, took me on trips, drove me to school, gave me advice, gave me hugs!!.. It was time for him to ask for help now though(which is so difficult for any prideful man to do), and he did.
I did the best I could, and I know he was thankful.

The following weeks and months after losing him, after not having this way of life anymore(college graduation also finally occurred right before dad passed, so between not having school and not having my dad to give my time to, I was in total float mode) it made me want to read some more motivational things to maintain my own positivity active, keep it vivid and push myself forward, instead of getting stuck. As much positivity as I put out there myself, I need some encouragement too every now and then.

Here is an email I received a few months ago from The Daily Positive Team that warmed my heart a bit. Because sometimes, you just need to hear stuff like this, although you already know it.

“We’re all in this together.
We can’t do it on our own.

We’re bombarded from all angles with people telling us we can do it, there’s no one fighting the battle but ourselves, and to just go it alone. There’s a myth that if we ask for help, we’re not strong enough. It’s like it’s not okay to admit that to climb a mountain we need a guide.

Asking for help is what makes us strong. Telling someone else what you’re going through takes more strength than enduring the struggle on your own. The leap of courage it takes to share your story with someone is a victory in itself.

There is no one in the world that’s lived a perfect, care-free existence. Life has thrown challenges at every single person. The president has all of congress behind him. Michael Phelps has a trainer. Mark Zuckerberg has an entire network with him. Nobody does everything by themselves, even though it might seem like it.

Learning that someone else has been through the same trial begins the mending process.

Take a step of faith. Share something with someone that outside of your comfort zone.

– The Daily Positive Team”

It’s just something to think about.
🙂