Be the Presence ❤ . . . . . @ddracademy @imfuckinalive

7/27/2017 3:42:29 PM 5
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Today my mother turns 68. Or I guess it would be more accurate to say she would have turned 68 had she not died that early Thursday morning in June, four presumably long but seemingly short years ago. • "Can you believe Mommy would have been 68?" I asked my father a few days ago, the sentence slowly rolling off my tongue as I sat in disbelief on my mother's antique duncan phyfe sofa that hasn't moved one hair of an inch from its respectable place in my childhood home since she last sat on it herself. • "It's hard to imagine your Mom ever looking 68," my Dad responded as he remembered her soft skin and youthful spirit, his eyes gazing across the room looking through the window at nothing yet seeing everything my mother was to him as the memory of her face appeared in his subconscious. • Last month was the anniversary of my mother's death and today is the anniversary of my mother's birth. And I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this sacred day, the day that marks the beginning of my mother's life journey. • Just one month shy of 27, I find myself wondering what my mother was like at my age. Would we have been friends? Would we have gone on adventures together or backpacked through Europe, linking arms as we walked home slightly intoxicated from some cool bar in Amsterdam? • Of course there is no way of knowing the answers to these questions that formulate these blissful fantasies in my mind. Yet, at the same time, I am certain that we would have been dear friends because we were always dear friends. We were always laughing and movie-watching and baking brownies and singing John Denver songs and crying and fighting and holding one another in the dark times that crept into our lives the way only dear friends laugh and movie-watch and bake brownies and sing John Denver songs and cry and fight and hold another in dark times. • We would have loved one another because we did love one another because we do love one another. "A person dies," Mitch Albom wrote. "A relationship does not." • Today I celebrate the relationship that continues to grow within me with my Mommy, my Babs, my 68-year-old beauty dear friend. I love, love, love, love, love, love you.

7/27/2017 3:32:43 PM 1

1 more chance to try out @butiyoga before the Glow Flow on Friday ✨ Meet me on your mat tonight at 7 p.m to shake your asana and sweat with intention. These classes are for beginners so set you fears aside; showing up is the hardest part! #YouniversalYoga #butisattva #YogaFeedsYourSoul #magic #willowwilds #teacher #MovementTherapy #healing #mysticmedicine #ancestors #butitribe #connection #energywork #presence #StarseedSisterhood #momprenuer #supportlocal #namaste

7/27/2017 3:32:56 PM 0
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"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more." -Thich Nhat Hanh #morningmotivation #peace #kozi #hearts #sunshine #thursday #summer #happy #yogi #believe #instadaily #instagood #instalove #selfie #shamelessselfie #confidence #loveyourself #chicago #morningvibes #inspire #quotes #forwardmovement #presence

7/27/2017 3:12:02 PM 0

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true #worshipers will worship the Father in #spirit and #truth ; for the #father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”John‬ ‭4:23-24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ ABSOLUTE #devotion HAS A #sound WHO ARE YOU WORSHIPPING? “As the deer longs for streams of #water , so I long for you, O God.” Psalms‬ ‭42:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬️ WHOSE #presence DO YOU LONG FOR? “For our God is a consuming #fire.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ It was #eternity INVADING TIME at #bootcampjax @fergusonsglobal @mrsamandaferguson “And suddenly there came a sound from #heaven , as of a rushing mighty #wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Thank you @bcarson32 @flyguybyrd @joeyzguitar for taking us into #extreme #realms of his PRESENCE.❤️ “One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the #beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.” Psalms‬ ‭27:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ IS GOD'S CONTINUOUS PRESENCE YOUR #desire ? DO YOU #believe ? ARE YOU HIS #kingdom #advancer ? #TEAM #jesus @noinstacrys @mercedeslareina @elle_amare @pastorwilliammcdowell

7/27/2017 3:23:42 PM 0

The Universe expresses itself through form, including that of a cow. Every time I saw one in India, it made me realize that the Universe was having a blast being free. Freedom is a feeling that we humans can cultivate by being present, no matter the situation we encounter ourselves in. Therefore, breathe deeply, be present and free. . . . #befree #lovewhatis #bepresent #presence #belight #believeinyourself #hereandnow #meditation #yoga #spirituality #spiritualadventures #angelodaniel #rajasthan #magicalindia #india #streetscene #cows #sacredcow #travelphoto graphy #travelphoto #instatraveling #instashot #instamoment

7/27/2017 3:21:45 PM 0

new on the r e v e r i e blog this week: tim freke // partner meditation // lucid living // waking-up a mooji meditation // alan watts // quotes to live by + more link in bio

7/27/2017 3:19:01 PM 1
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7/27/2017 3:21:01 PM 0

When everything is stripped away, who are you? . . . This has been the question on my mind for a while now. I feel my energy shifting and my heart being pulled in many directions. I have allowed so many others to affect my words, actions, and thoughts. Almost to the point of losing myself in the heart ache as my true self has been trying to fight her way back from the depths. I am in a shift, I am not sure what the future holds and I am learning to be at peace with this and remain present in my efforts to reveal her as she comes forth from the deep unknown once more.

7/27/2017 3:09:29 PM 2

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7/27/2017 3:14:01 PM 2
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To truly ground oneself in the stillness, to be present with what IS. To often time is spent distorting the present, with the stitched together “has been past”, comparing judging etc.. . to address the present which truly becomes a reflection of the past. There is no FUTURE THINKING this is impossible because the thinking itself is past, based on accumulated knowledge. Newness can only come from the present and one must meet themselves there. This often gets missed with the wave of emotional past accumulation, its time to let go, in this letting go true seeing IS. I experienced this myself with a recent interaction, and its funny I shared it with my son, he looked at me with love and mirroring, I could see it in his eyes , “Remember don’t take it personally”. I could have kissed him right then and there. What a difference when you can take that step back , one can see the WHOLE fully. Understanding arises along with right action which left both smiling. To take the time to understand oneself, there is no other just stop and see. A l w a y s l e a r n i n g…The gift of otherness, which is found in conflict and love both pointing the same direction to discover ones own true self, unbelievable right!!! B r e a t h e #love #stillness #presence #awareness #empty #open #whole #simplicity #joy #understanding #breathe

7/27/2017 3:11:25 PM 0