Perceive, React, Surpass

I began working at a new company today. HOORAY!! 🙂
I’d have to say that starting at a new place, doing something new is totally exciting, yes – totally empowering, yes – Scary? Absolutely.
“That’s a normal feeling, Emily!” “You’ll do great, Emily!” ALL things we have all heard, yet we have this fear inside of the unknown, most of the time.
Why? I kept asking myself. Lock it up, Emily, I kept telling myself.
And of course the second you step into the newness, the feelings of anxiety subside and it’s really not that bad, is it?

The questions we create in our minds and the doubts we have, stem from a natural conditioning to feel those things, however, we can also condition ourselves to get past that and instead, feel way less anxious about any new scenario by mindful practicing of positive thinking and positive self talk. (whew that was a long sentence/thought.)

I opened up my Timehop app after a few hours of being at work and BAM, a universal message that came back to me, which I had written three years ago was right in my face:

“Every new day holds a situation that is meant to teach you a lesson(s) and once we are open to the idea of ‘being’ and ‘letting be’ it becomes clearer and easier to follow your gut, your heart. 

We are exactly where we are supposed to be in life. 

It’s all about how you choose to perceive, react and surpass.”

Perfect, don’t you think?
😉

Love and Light, my friends.

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Shedding, Letting the Light in…

Current background tunes: Sound of the Sea – Stick Figure

“Shedding, Letting,
the Light in…
Shedding, Letting,
Me go Within…
The waves of the day,
Take you to another place
if you let them…
The waves of life,
Take you to where it’s right
if you let them…”
-EMW

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.

❤ 

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

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.”