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True Life: to live and to love

So a few years ago I decided on the sort of lifestyle that I want to live. I want to be a person of integrity. Someone who is just honest and free. Someone who is devoted. Devoted to my love of God. Devoted to serving others, growing my brain and living out my life’s purpose. I find that when I am able to fulfill my life’s passions, my spirit is fully free and at ease. I’m just here to love and spread as much love as I can. My creativity gives me agency to achieve that. The gift of creativity is so powerful. And I realized that the reason I’m here is deeper than I know. But I choose to be obedient to the spirit. As a deeply spiritual person who is always striving to experience connection, I realized I can’t just do the same things that most people that I know do. Especially pertaining to social experiences and who i spend my time with. I’m just trying as much as possible to be only surrounded by people who I can be myself entirely. Free to be who i am without apology and without having to ask permission. Free to make mistakes and still receive grace. To feel seen, heard, respected and valued mutually. I’m a sensitive person. Something I’ve been scarlet lettered as since I was a young child. Always “too sensitive” but I feel so empowered to be a highly sensitive person. What a superhero type strength. I’m so in-tune with my senses that I am really able to have such a beautiful experience in life. The ability to be observant, to stay curious, to notice and wonder.

Knowing the sort of life I desire, I am always striving to build such a practice that it becomes second nature to live like this. I love feeling connected to nature and to experience a real love and soul connection to other people. So I do something every single day that keeps me mindful, present and grounded into sustaining that reality. I really struggled with anxiety for most of my childhood into adolescence. A crippling anxiety. I got a head full of traumas but with God there is always healing and restoration. And although my healing journey started with a lot of antidepressants and antipsychotics, I was always eager to find natural ways of healing. Through my daily practices of nutrients, prayer, reading, meditating and writing, I’ve been able to become a master of myself. I have a ton of self care activities that i swap out as needed. This has helped me so much. I know how to take inventory of my needs, capacities and deficiencies but also because it’s like I know and love me from the inside out now, enforcing boundaries are a lot more seamless. That’s been the game changer. I just want a life of comfort. Every single day I’m just practicing to be able to have the most comfortable and joyful experience. Certain things in life are just sacred. So really honoring my temple has changed my idea about why I’m here and how I’d like to spend my time.

I think that living is an artistic experience. And we are all creators. Being in nature is so inspiring and being able to apply wisdoms we find every day just by being in nature radically changes lives. Even through all of life’s inevitable challenges, life is always beautiful. And I try as much as possible to stay grateful for all of the beautiful things that bring me peace, love and joy. This is the only way I know how to increase my awareness, vibrations and frequency.☎️

True Life: The Power in Routines

Dialing…Every single day there just are certain things that I do. To keep me, me. Not because I want to or because I feel like it necessarily, but because I have to. So much of my mental stability relies on the way I structure my life. I need a routine to stay stable. I think most people do. I used to think that well having to establish a routine takes the fun out of life like it leaves no room for spontaneity. And adventure. Exploration. Only it does.

Because I have a routine that keeps me stable, I am able to think clearly and actually be inspired to create time where it might not otherwise exist. It gives me the power of choice. Who really has the time to meet up? Hike? To paint? To write? To meditate? To workout? Nobody. Everybody’s excuse is “I don’t have the time” but the way I see it is, no one does. You could always be choosing to do something else with your time or spend your time with someone else. So I don’t take it for granted. I create time. I find the time to call my loved ones. To write my friend a letter. To greet strangers at Dunkin’ Donuts. To stretch. I make that time. Could I be doing something else? Sure. Absolutely. But that’s how priorities work. You can’t truly understand or organize your priorities without structure or a routine. It will be hard to figure out what is most urgent because ur not checking in with yourself and areas of your routine where you can be flexible and areas where you just cannot budge.

For my mental health, I have structured routines around my morning time, after work time, and evening time. I make the time every single day to take care of my hygienic needs, eat, take meds & vitamins, freestyle, meditate, read, write and workout (most days). these are the things I just cannot budge on. Everything else I find time to squeeze between these but this is the framework. These are the promises I made to myself. And my confidence and comfort continues to grow as I keep the promises that I made to myself.

So with that, it’s time for the first workout of the week that I’d rather take a nap with my cat Ginger instead but…imma change clothes and go. ☎️

Laugh Til We Cry

A, bb appreciation prose 🌹

What’s keeping you Alive?

I was talking with a friend and she had some really kind things to say about me as we were having an hour-long heart to heart. She’s always encouraging me to use my vulnerability as a strength and to express myself. She said:

“You’re special. Like the energizer bunny who never gets tired but even when you are tired you’re still lively…You have this stamina this endurance that people need to know about. You are literally unbreakable… what’s keeping you alive?”
And I thought this question was quite profound. She went on to mention about my going through a lot of what I’d been through and still remaining hopeful and hungry to be alive. And now that I think about it it’s only God. It’s only my faith that keeps me going. And my unwavering belief that he has a plan for my life and it is good. To be able to trust in something full-heartedly and to believe that everything happens for His reason is comforting to me and is what keeps me going when things start to get tough.

So I wrote this poem called “I’m Alive” as sort of a response to her question and the way that I view my life.