Posts tagged growth
The Art of Intuitive Procrastination

In my mind,

deadlines were always depicted as dark, shadowed corners in an otherwise well lit room, filled with cobwebs, spiders and other scary unknowns. In this reality, I avoided them like the plague. Yes, in my past, I’ve considered mySelf an absolute queen of procrastination. For years, it kept me from committing to much of anything. 'Is there a way I could start seeing it as more of a blessing than a curse?'. I started asking mySelf, daily. Through that curiosity, a ritual that would change my life, naturally, started to take place.

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A Rise To Challenge

This has been a circulating topic amongst friends in my community a lot, the last week or so. The Universe has a funny way of challenging you in the ways you need it most, even if you can't see it at first. As I grow stronger in this work, and trying to narrow the scope of what it is that I was placed on this earth to do, I've been consistently met with people who challenge me. They can be seen as annoyances, disturbers of 'flow state', or just plain 'haters', but it's really dawning on me that, just as I believe 'everything happens for a reason'... These challenges are no exception. 

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Keep On Singin' My Song.

Let me take you back to 2001. I'm in 7th grade, attending Becker Middle School, in Las Vegas, NV. I'm an energetic animal lover, and absolutely obsessed with Christina Aguilera. There is a special that I've been looking forward to for weeks, showing on either MTV or VH1, on her life, and how she got to where she is 'today'. 

I'd been begging my parents to help me record a sample tape to send to various record labels, I really felt that I wanted to pursue a singing career, which my dad was really supportive of. We developed a fun schedule where I'd pick a certain number of songs, memorize them, and sing them to him every week. It was really fun, and every single (literally) day, I'd come home and watch this TV Special on Christina Aguilera, so full of inspiration that she followed her dreams and was now a 'superstar'. I did wind up sending a tape to labels, and never heard back from anyone.

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Initiating the Shift. Symbiosis Gathering '16.

Well, I'm back from the most incredible and transformative week I've had in a long time. 

Curious as to how this story will reveal itself. 

I guess, I'll begin at the beginning!

Curtis and I planned to go to Symbiosis Gathering 2016 after having an incredible experience last year. This festival is full of yoga immersions, health workshops, speakers, and panels. Families have been on the rise at these wellness festivals, so many can have incredibly healing experiences, it provides a great platform to gather, connect, and celebrate individuality. 

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How often do you feel completely sure of yourself about something?

That's a pretty loaded question, everything from 'I know what I'm going to eat for breakfast today' to 'I can't believe I said that yesterday!' all the way to 'She still hasn't responded to me, I'm sure I pissed her off when I ______, I always do that, it's all my fault.', and make up an entire story about the scenario, which usually includes a lot of talking to yourself in a way you'd never talk to anyone else.

Your life complications most likely look very different from mine, but there is something that rings true for everyone unless we have an active practice to step away from it: we assume. 

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