Good morning Tribe ~
I have something to share: Breathe love earth is selling shirts now! These super comfy shirts make it easy to spread love with the people around you and give back to people in need ! I will be donating 5% of the profit from each shirt to a woman's shelter in my community. More designs and kids sizes coming soon. Place your order at firstname.lastname@example.org 25$ CAD per shirt. I am so excited to be embarking on this adventure!
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"When you hold my hand, hold it like this. When you hold my hand you are not just hugging my fingers with yours. You are hugging every inch of my skin, seen or unseen, broken or healed, scarred or untouched. When you hold my hand you are not just holding on to me physically. You are holding on to all of my desires unspoken or spoken, fulfilled or unfulfilled. You are holding onto the desires that I have yet to discover and onto desires that have been long forgotten.
When you hold my hand you are not just holding my heart. You are holding on to the cathedral of my vulnerabilities. You are not just holding on to the girl that decided to give you her love, you are holding on to the woman who’s need to be free, creative and wild is never without her need to fiercely fight for what she believes in . You are holding on to the sweet. You are holding on to the woman who struggles with her immense capacity to feel love and you are holding on to the woman who has licked her wounds dry and finds healing in her own pain. You are also holding on to the bitter.
So when you are holding my hand; don’t just hold it like you are hugging my fingers with yours. Hold me like you are holding all the sweet, all the bitter. Like the universe holds the stars and like the ocean holds every single grain of sand to be found in it. Hold my hand like you are cupping all that has ever existed with your fingers and hold my hand like you are holding all that will ever be. So just remember when you hold my hand; hold it like you know all this."
Published by Thought Catalog . Written by Azaria Menezes
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Letting go and processing .
To let go is to process . To let go is the process of shedding something that is heavy , full or at it's end . It is in this process where we find our challenges . The actual happening of letting go is far from heavy . It is light. Still . It's that moment when the heaviness leaves and we find space in this newfound stillness. If you think about any time you have let go , just think about that moment when the mentality of letting go was already processed and the action of letting go had happened. There is more of a settling happening in that moment , a simmering down of feelings, thoughts , emotions actions . More peace. If we take a look at letting go as an example of a mountain ;
The process of letting go is like a climb up a mountain. It involves a lot of energy , a lot of focus and a lot of thinking sometimes a lot of emotion. Almost at the top you really are pushing yourself internally. This is when the process starts to change into the action of letting go . You know what you have to do and you are almost there probably feeling heavier than ever . When you reach the top you reach a new possibility . This is the stage of where you have let go . Still exhausted from the process but feeling more peaceful , more settled . In this stillness you have just created more space for possibility and Growth . You have created a new perspective because only by letting go sometimes it enables us to see beyond the wall of the mountain . It enables us to stand on top of it and look into the horizon of possibilities. It allows us to catch a glimpse of our own strength and capabilities . After taking a big breath we can journey on down the mountain . Things start to calm down with in us, they have more room to rest in this space we have created for ourselves and we can welcome new things, ideas, dreams, people, creations and weave them into our life .
Letting go is a challenge disguised as a gift . Mountains are never easy to climb , you have to start at the bottom in order to reach the top . It's the lessons we learn while climbing and the dreams we create while on top that spark little bursts of change and give us new wind in our sales .
LOVE LOVE LOVE , breathe love , earth
To be naked . To be organic .
What does it feel like to be organic to your own heart ?
Harvesting the fruits of your true self and your desires, offering your dreams or ideas naked on a platter .
What is it in us, deep with in that we deny ourselves this deep yearning of truth and being naked .
Naked not in physical form but in the form of our being .
If the deepest human desire is to be loved and accepted . Then why do we shy away so much from being who we really are ?
If we are loved for being someone who we are not and not being fully who we are instead of striping ourselves from the ideas and perceptions of others onto ourselves then how are we being authentic to the love we receive ?
Be the love you never received .
The first step is to literally just allow yourself to love yourself; Turning that "allow"button on .There is always this hesitation to really truly fully loving yourself and every part . Even just saying it out loud there is a light hesitance deeply .
What if you truly loved yourself ? What does that feel like , that thought?
There is always this thought of ego attached to loving yourself or just saying "wow I really am amazing today ". "I really love where I am with my life and development " , "I look great today "
Realistically the ego is not attached to this if it is felt truthfully . The only time ego would be involved is if one was to expect this love and acceptance from someone in return for the self love one is giving oneself.
If you just love and allow yourself to say these things with out expectation, ego is not involved .
This is healing .
This is healing of pleasing and depriving ourselves of being the love we have never received from ourselves . The most important person . The most important person in your life is you . Who is more deserving of your own love that yourself ?
In a society full of external stimuli towards loving the actions of what People do and what they wear and how they live and the obsession of certain lifestyles, this is all just a cry from society and a deep inner craving of self love , not externally ; internally.
So take a stand for yourself .
Take a stand for that inner child .
Take a stand for that authentic unique human heart of yours and show yourself . Vulnerability is the most beautiful thing a human being could possibly witness . We are not perfect this is why we are human .
I'm here to say . It's okay to love yourself . It's okay to think you have awesome hair or awesome ways of expressing creativity . It's okay to just show your true emotions and feel what you need to feel in order to create space for what's next . When we learn to embrace our inner nakedness then only can we start to see other people in their true naked blissful form .
Organic is never perfect , but so damm beautiful .
Breathe love earth ,
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Remember the days when you looked into the mirror and all you could see is how awesome your legs looked because they got you up that really big tree you wanted to climb, or how strong your “muscles “ were because you ate all your vegetables.
Remember those days when you didn’t care about weather you wore your favorite dress or shirt 100 times over because you just loved it so much and you would wear it everyday over and over again even though your mom said no .
Remember the days where looking in the mirror was only to make silly faces and see weather all the dirt had come off from playing in the yard and how notoriously smart you thought your brain was when you found out a way to hide those vegetables that mom gave you instead of eating them.
Remember the days where your body was so magical to you because of the pure simplicity that it was possible to dream , to run, to climb, to snuggle , even to make inappropriate burping noises at the table ?
There is this genuine unconditional gratitude in all of that .
Why are we now so out of touch with the magic our wonderful,inspiring , mysterious hard working ,ever forgiving temple ?
We hide behind a facade of brands , ideas , things , wishes and insecurities when all we have lost is just that little spark of simplicity .That little bit of gratitude; genuine gratitude.
It’s not that we have lost it completely but it is deep . Deep within the core .Stuffed behind all the hurt, disappointment, doubt and insecurity we have covered it with. The more we covered it , the more we lost touch with that simple connection and soon the body would have been complained to in the mirror , not being listened too , not being understood in its needs, being neglected , not praised , being told that it is failing our health or just even the simple fact that it is not good enough .
In this body there is this magic child like being . Just waiting under all the stuff that we have covered it with, to be accepted . To thrive again, to be loved, with out expectation and reason . Simply just because it is .
It's that deep believe in yourself and your body . This undeniable trust that your body is giving you exactly what you need for your journey in every single moment . That gratitude , that this secondary shell is very capable of giving you all these beautiful experiences and moments that fill your heart and soul with what it needs.
Our bodies have not become more complicated . It is us who have become more complicated . The body is still pretty simple.It's still pretty majestic and it still just wants to hear that you truly love it . Even if it's just for taking you to work or walking you around in the park .
The enchanting part of it is that you can always start now . It's never too late . Just by saying :
“ Thank you body , thank you for allowing me to have these wonderful understandings of how my perception and my involvement can impact others and the people around me .”
"Thank you for carrying me day in and out through all I go through and listening to all I do and teaching me in all your glory ".
“ Thank you body for all your strength you have given me so far and thank you of being so strong through all the times I have criticized you .” “I have this perfect body that allows me to feel and sense life as it is happening “
“I just want to let you know you are perfect , perfect in every aspect . “
Imagine we would interact the way we do with the relationship we have with our bodies as we would our own children ? I think we would have a deeper love and understanding for it . Our bodies need patience , care , acceptance , nourishment , love, encouragement just like children do . In a way our body could be seen as our souls first child on this earth .
It's not easy I can say that . Parenting is never easy so parenting your body is a challenge but
parenting is also love .Love is unconditional and forgiving .
Take yourself on the most beautiful journey you could go on . Embark on the path to really connect back to the simplicity in the relationship with your body . Drop all the complicated stuff and just start with saying "thank you " to your body . Everyday . With time , all that stuff will get lighter and lighter and easier and easier and all you will have left is that magic ; until then it will continue to wait for you in that space.
So MUCH love
What is the thing that is holding you back from really doing what you want to do ? Most of the time it's fear . Fear of failing , fear of things not working out exactly how you would want them to be or sometimes even the fear of succeeding . What if fear wasn't a block in the way , what if you knew everything would work out , would you follow your bliss ? If you knew in your heart you could succeed would you take that chance ? Most of the time we stand in our own ways of doing what we really want and that can make things so much harder than they are . Sometimes when we Drop all expectations of the situation and just allow ourselves to be open, vulnerable authentic and come from out truth it opens doors and learning curves we might not have thought possible . In the end the situation we expected to be might not have even been that scary at all . So the question really is . Why are we sometimes so scared to just learn and grow from our successes and failures ? We are so quick to motivate others or the people we care about to their success but why don't we pour the same force of motivation to ourselves and over our fears . If we can just allow ourselves to just say" I can do this " " I deserve this " I am capable " . We pour trust and love to our own capacity . We can use fear as an example of a hedge or a plant . Fear can grow endless if we do not take care of it and let it rule the garden of our lives and hinder everything else from growing . If we nurture it and prune it and water it with our own acceptance and compassion it can grow into a beautiful strong hedge or plant .
Fear is an important part but it makes a big difference on how we nurture it with in ourselves .Once we Drop the expectations around fear and step forward into our hearts truth , this is the biggest success we are already achieving by saying "yes , I can do this and yes I am deserving of success " .
Breathe love ,earth !
- So MUCH love , Azaria
"Through all the ups and downs of life, know that you are loved and know that you must keep fighting . Right now you are fighting to get to know yourself deeper . Fight for yourself , fight for your fire and fight for your pain . You are worth every single battle . " So MUCH love, Azaria
Breathe love , earth !