Wednesday, January 16, 2019

empowered women empower women | found it in buti bliss

We live in a time where sisterhood is at its strongest vibration. Where we can connect with women that allow us the space to grow and vibrate together. Women radiate when they feel positive and peaceful with who they are and they want those around them to feel the same.
Empowered women empower women. 
If we treated each other as equal and supported one another, we can all rise together. We waste too much energy feeling threatened by each other, when we can focus on uplifting one another. I worked in a primarily women corporate company. Each day I watched as insecure women rose to the top and used their authority to push those wanting to grow further into monotonous tasks and spaces not to speak. They would belittle and bully individuals below them. I knew it came from a place of unhappiness and lack of confidence. From a fear of losing their position and ability to control, they made sure to not teach for fear we could grow beyond.
As hard as they tried, they couldn’t break me. I knew the strength I had. I had someone who sat by me and reminded me each day when she saw me down with passion and aggression “you are better than this, you will rise”.

Within those same walls I found women that radiated and our connections were instantaneous. The experience provided me the closest and most supportive women, whose spirits motivated me and saw my potential when I didn’t feel fully there yet.

Every week I would go to a Buti yoga class to be reminded of how women could empower each other. The studio always had their doors open wide to comfort me when I felt myself losing my shine. Each week we all stood in front of a mirror.

Women of every body type, age, and career path coming together to focus on giving their bodies self love. We allowed our bodies to move without rules or limits of how it should look. Releasing judgement towards ourselves and those around us. A power of women coming together. Raw, sweaty, & not perfect. Just being in their bodies to release grips we hold as women in our hearts. 
Buti is Maharathi for a cure that has been hidden or kept secret. I felt each week I was awakening the truest form of me as I flowed in that class.

After I quit and traveled the world for a few months, I missed the bliss I felt after the intense movement of the class. I missed the women and the energy I experienced. Yoga gave me peace of mind. Buti gave me an empowered, sexy feeling of union with women as a whole.

When I returned from my travels I became certified during an intense two day packed training. It pushed me to become more vulnerable and strengthen my power. Learning more about the practice revealed its influence it had on me and the room of women wanting to become teachers as well.

This practice made me believe in women when I felt the most betrayed by them in my daily life. I love teaching it because of the awakening it could possibly provide others. But most of all, its so fun and empowering!

My best friend said after I taught my first class “doing Buti with friends is like having sex with friends in a platonic way. I am rooting for you! I look sexy! You look sexy! We doing this!

Let us stand in our power. 
Let us love each other. 
In turn it allows us to love ourselves with passion & stimulating adoration.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

year of discovery | new year upon us

This year has been a year of discovery. I realized that I haven’t wanted to share as much because I am realizing things on my own that I am not fully ready to express yet.
My writing has become my solace in my journal. My creations and my art are therapy for my being. I feel connected to myself even more when I take time away from my computer and phone. I’m giving myself time. For feeling emotions, being in my body & dreaming with eyes wide open.
I am learning to speak my truth and value myself in ways I never knew.
This year has taught me SO damn much.
Maybe one day I will tell you all about it.
It just doesn’t feel right for me to share yet.
Each person is different. Which means each discovery of self is different.
It is not linear. It is a journey.
The timing is their own.
It is no race. No rush. There doesn’t need to be force either.
But it is work towards your happiness. For your dreams and goals.
To release blocks within yourself that have kept you from FULLY loving.
From FULLY believing.
Becoming aware of habits and narratives that need change.
You have the capability to create your life.
Embrace each moment.
Especially during this week before the new year.
Take time to evaluate the growth this past year has provided you.
The learnings that have occurred throughout it.
Accept it. Accept all of it.
Forgive those that have hurt you.
Forgive yourself for mistakes or wrong turns you have made.
All of them. Every one. Led you here.
To this moment in your body approaching a brand new year.
Accept the past.
Accept the present.
Focus on what you want this new year to provide you.
Get clear. Connect with yourself to know the next steps to take.
No one knows.
Only you.
I’m not hiding from the world.
I’m just being part of it more.
May I continue to be filled with love & happiness.
May I continue to be guided & trust my intuition.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Paris is not just for lovers | Together in Paris

I ended up staying in Paris for about a month, and was able to immerse myself fully into the heart of the city. Staying with someone who’s heart beats for me. She wanted me to see and experience all the things I love and could love.
Food from the earth, fish from the sea, freshest of flavors being combined for what my mouth has never experienced. Kendall guided my tastebuds to be able to feel happiness through my belly and into my entire body. For her culinary creations is her art. 
She appreciates art in all forms and supports creation. Picking out ingredients in the market to create her masterpiece, seeing her eyes bolt from one ingredient to another as she sees all that she wants to add together. Watching her touch and smell to see what would work all together. Saying it all out loud to entice and excite.
Paris is not JUST for lovers. 
It is for that & so much more. 
Paris is for cosmic connections, orgasmic food & universal signs. 

Finding people you connect with that you never expected to meet. 

Spending time with your friends in a deep present way. 

It’s for solitude and learning to love yourself. 
It’s for enjoying life fully and appreciating each moment you have. 
The French sit by the Seine sipping in their evenings with friends. 
They appreciate their time and connections they have.

It’s the city of art and artists. Kendall’s friend came to visit her and arrived on my birthday. An artist, an empath and soon to realize once meeting destined friend. We had journeys that led us to be in Paris.
Artists wanting to discover more. We went to all the museums our heart desired to have our eyes stimulated with inspiration. Seeing art from all the masters who came to Paris to discover who they are. They painted this city to depict the way they saw and felt it. A place full of inspiration and creation, for me to discover who I am even more. Creating what I see and feel.
We three have an artistic understanding of the other. 
Our art forms may not be the same but we appreciate seeing what the other likes.
I am meant to be here at this time with these two women. We have brought clarity to each other. Through tea sipping passionate rants, underwear dance parties, roaming art museums, and praising BeyoncĂ©. We explored the city, tasting, hearing & seeing what this moment here is trying to show us. 

All the amazing coincidences in our lives lead us to where we are now. 
Together in Paris.
We brought clarity to one another. 
We understood the passion and love felt. 
We recognized each other’s pain and transformations of self. 
Appreciating each variation of art we form individually. 
 Revelatory connections with artists who want to express in food, art, clothing & life.
There was another friend who relocated her life to the city from home. My moon sister who had moved to Paris with her love. I got to witness her in a new element; in love and happy. Her joy to be in a new world, embracing and learning from it all.
Hearing about her journey from when we last saw each. Years ago, we were sitting on Sanibel watching the sunset. We never expected that when we reunited together, we would be celebrating each other’s birthdays and doing yoga in Luxembourg Garden. 
Old friends, new friends, and all the growth of being together. 
There was many cosmic signs and moments. 
Everything flowed. 
Just as the water in the Seine, 
Paris is always dancing.
Au revoir