Today, my friends, is the day that everyone in India and in the Indian diaspora celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. . What’s so inspiring to me is that the message of the holiday is a very positive one: the triumph of light over darkness. . In the spirit of Diwali, what light will you choose to shed on your world today? . We have plenty of dark moments that we could dwell upon in the world around us, yet we can also choose to focus on the light. . As Deepak Chopra says: “The world is in you; you are not in the world.” I love this truth because we truly are the creators of our thoughts and we can choose how to react in any given situation. We can be in the same room as another person yet having a completely different experience. . Diwali is a very secular holiday, and people of every religion in India come together to celebrate. They forget their differences of culture, religion, age and economic background and lanterns are lit, firecrackers are set off, rangolis are created and lots of delicious snacks and sweets are enjoyed! . Enjoy the lights and sweets, friends!
‘Tis the New Moon, loves. And I feel completely drained and desiring rest. New moons are for looking inward, it’s a time of reflection and pause. So your experience might be similar to mine, we are in the lull, in the calm before the storm. This new moon will bring up our dark places, it will have us face our shadows, particularly as it relates to relationships. Not just our relationships with others, but also our relationship with ourselves or other things in our life (could be finances, self-care, our job, etc). So allow yourself this time for introspection. Tune into your desires. And set an intention of how you want to shift your relationship to/with something/someone if that speaks to you. Engage in ritual, and honor the light (and the dark) within you. • • • Image is sourced from Pinterest. Seeking to give credit to the photographer.
My "why," my mission, my reason for being here (and hopefully the reason you are drawn here) is NOT to regurgitate positive life quotes, and pop psychology, and spiritual-feel-good-platitudes, but rather, to try and breakdown some of these "live a better life" and "love yourself" principles so that you can actually implement them into your life. • Unfortunately, most of these beautiful ideals we aspire to when we get on "the path" remain conceptual, and worse, keep us jammed up into our already powerful minds. • Listen to your heart, love yourself first, non-resistance, trust in the unknown, we are all one, stand for your boundaries, choose happiness and be grateful are great high minded ideals, but for most of us who are already seriously disembodied and dissociated, we need to reconnect to parts of ourselves that have been asleep for years before we can just "turn on the self-love switch" or be authentic or move from point A to point B on our journey. • Transformation requires way more than just mindset training or calling out your ego or saying something isn't true or real. • All love. All truth. #wholehuman
Hello friends! I'm giving a 5-part workshop called :: Tap into Your Creative Power through the Elements of Water, Ether, Earth, Air, and Fire at Sukha Yoga in Novato, Ca. (@sukha.yoga) . These workshops are about healing yourself so you can allow the creative magic within you to flourish. . It’s for people who want to create something but keep getting stuck because of the emotional, mental, and spiritual blocks and beliefs that are holding them back. It’s for people who want to heal themselves and tap into their co-creative power. It’s for people who want to make the world a better place by sharing the wisdom and creativity they have inside them. . If there’s something you want to create in this world and are having problems doing it, then this series will help you. . 11/7 Water workshop: Focuses on your emotions. 11/14 Ether workshop: Focuses on the spiritual aspect of creativity (no workshop on 11/21) 11/28 Earth workshop: Will be about your co-creative power on the material plane. 12/5 Air workshop: Focuses on your beliefs and mindset. 12/12 Fire workshop: Will target supporting yourself and your passion. . In every workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to heal the “blocks” that are hindering your creative process. I will lead you through various group healing sessions using methods such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), guided meditation, Matrix Reimprinting, and sacred ritual to help you heal yourself. Each experience will be transformative and freeing. . I would love to see you there! Jeanne . 👉🏽Learn more and sign up at https://www.sukhayoga.com/special-events . . . . . . . . #getcreative #sukhayoga #bayareawellness #novato #lifteachotherup #raisethevibe #helpyourself #beahero #freeyourself #breakfree #mindfulness #freeyourmind #liveauthentic #positivelife #personalpower #herosjourney #mindbodyspirit #balance #holistichealth #spirituality #enlightenment #divinefeminine #spiritualgrowth #raiseyourvibration #spiritualgangster #spiritualjourney #warriorsoflight #spirituallife #spiritualawakening #spiritualwarrior
I look at how far I’ve come.... #illwriteabooksomeday • I’m learning the importance of your life lining up with what you believe. What is done in the dark comes out in the light. People are looking for something real in a world that shows just the facade (surface). Life transformation begins #internally, all these other things will be added unto you. • my favorite saying in this season “Call a thing a thing” - @iyanlavanzant | “I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” - #JamesBaldwin • God can not heal who you pretend to be. (That’s a word right there💃🏽💃🏽) #Nojudgement on those searching and know their searching, I speak to those who pretend they have the answers and their lives do not line up with what they say. You must walk that thing out, 🔥by fire TO PROVE it to be true #1Peter1:7 🙋🏽. Make sure you are ready before you ask for #newlevels #newdimensions #Icanpreachthat 😎💁🏽 #wisewoman #wisecounsel #bethelight #mylifeisministry #confessit #thenworkit #notperfectjustbetter
Trying to work on pressing into handstand rather than kicking...and well it didn’t go so good. I definitely need more core and shoulder strength but the good news is I KNOW I’ll get it. Just need practice and patience!!! 🤸🏼♀️
These three oils are what made me fall in love with dōTERRA, they help with my digestive systems so much! There are so many different ways to get use them to help depending on what you need. — Digestzen is the oil I take everywhere and use for any acute digestive symptoms. I add a drop to my water or lick a drop off the back of my hand. — Lemon is cleansing so if I’m feeling backed up, I’ll add a drop to my water with digestzen. — For motion sickness or a sour belly I like adding in peppermint. It soothes and calms. I take a peppermint beadlet or add a drop to a veggie cap with digestzen.
Happy Diwali everyone! Shine as brightly as the sun, who does not cast a shadow, shine as beautifully as the moon, who reflects the light of others, and shine like the stars, who shine so uniquely and beautifully and still forms a part of a community ✨✨✨#diwali #festivaloflights #letthelightin #bethelight
A powerful quote I love, which a good friend reminded me of ❤ "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson
Women are beautiful creatures. I love women. 4 of my tattoos are of beautiful women... goddess's... geisha's... warriors... I have paintings of naked, erotic, sensual women all over my house. There's been so much buzz lately about sexual violation and rape. I want to talk about a different side of it though. I don't want to yell at men and push against men. I was actually talking to a male friend of mine who shared a bit about being a man in all of this... having been a "perpetrator" in the past, not understanding at the time that it was wrong. Even saying "I thought it's what she wanted." I can only imagine how confusing it would be for a man to unravel all of that. I felt my heart open so wide. I deeply believe a lot of it is a misunderstanding and from a woman's point of view who has also felt violated and done things sexually that I didn't want to do... it's not about yelling at men. It's about learning about ourselves. It's about setting boundaries, knowing our worth from the inside out. It's about shifting the belief systems at the foundation of it all. A women SHOULD be able to be embodied in her sexual, erotic energy WHEN and WHERE she chooses. I'm a perfect example. I post erotic dance videos all the time. AND! I decide who comes into my life and who enters my body. I wasn't always like this. I've learned this from years of NOT having boundaries. From allowing men to fuck me because they wanted to even when I didn't because deep down I had a belief that if I pleased these men, they would love me. A layer deeper is that I didn't know my own value and worth. This is where the healing lays and this is where the shift happens. Women don't feel safe in the world OR in their eroticism, so what's happened? Most women turned this part of themselves OFF to stay safe. That's essentially abandoning a part of yourself. And you can't live in the full truth and expression of who you are with parts of yourself abandoned. As women, we need to go inward and own our value and confidence. This is what I've created a business around helping women do because it's that fucking important to me and I KNOW it's the solution the the problems that seem "out there".
Just as light radiates rays and the flowers radiate their perfume, the blissful person radiates compassion, L♡vE, benediction. *Osho* . . . #thankyou #artez #lightworker #spiritualgangster #art #streetart #streetphotography #grafitti #jesenice #jesenicecity #city #citylife #beautiful #huge #stunning #colours #light #happy #inspirations #sharethelove #bethelight
Can I be real with you? . I’ve been away from home, house hunting, staying in a room on an Air Force base, working my corporate job from that room during the day, attending house inspections and football practices and games in my “free time”... . ... and I haven’t done a workout or washed my hair in 7 days. . Life stepped up its game, and I gotta step up mine! . I am feeling antsy and the need for a good sweat. Time to get it in, even though I still have a few days before I get home. . So this little space behind me will be where I get my workout in today! . Workout up on my laptop, no equipment required... time to go! . Ps — I have a new group starting on Monday if you wanna join!! Comment below or DM me so we can get you your spot! . . . . . . #startwhereyouare #americandream #leaveyourlegacy #healthislife #travelwarrior #formerathlete #thirdculturekids #anxietyrecovery #themagicineveryday #militarywifelife #newlywedlife #bethelight #findyourpath
Living with intention has brought about BIG changes. A once in a lifetime event with my soul sister @pkarr184 (and Tony Robbins😉) in August catapulted me to follow through and make the decision to change things. I’m so very grateful. #last90days #bethelight #positivethinking #motivated #soulsister @msrachelhollis @mrdavehollis
I welcome today with gratitude. I vow to breathe slower, to feel endless compassion, to be kind to myself and others, and to be present, here and now... • 📷: @bxmichael18 • • #namaste #compassion #breathe #slowdown #trusttheprocess #followthesun #listentotheuniverse #bethelight #gratitude #waterfall #hike #spiritual #spreadlove #takeahike #mountains #mountainlife #explore #adventure #travel #wanderlust #tbt #thursday #inspiration #whhm2017 #womenwhohike #girlswhohike #nature #love
Because it’s #Diwali ; Because it’s #festivaloflights : #BeTheLight and #SpreadTheLight Let every year Diwali become more of enlightened souls and #greendiwali Let it be further #crackerlessdiwali Let our souls shine with peace, compassion, joy and love. Let our life become prosperous. And this beauty has been captured at quintessentially stylish in design aesthetics i.e. @tridenthyderabad of @tridenthotels . . . #AestheticGoodtimes #happydiwali #tridenthyderabad #tridenthotel #luxury #Diwali2017 #diwalinight #diwalitime #goodtimes #lifestyle #bloggerdiaries #bloggerstyle #blogger #hyderabadinsta #sohyderabad #design #aesthetics #beauty #instaluxury #instadiwali #instalight #instagood #luxurybrand #luxuryhotel
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. -Dan Millman
Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating! Diwali is one of my favourite Indian celebrations. Diyas, firecrackers, and outfits aside, it's a lovely reminder to be the light, today and always. I hope your Diwali is filled with love, light, joy and Indian sweets! . . . . . #diwali #happydiwali #diwali2017 #diwalicelebrations #diwalivibes #DiwaliCelebration #Diwali2k17 #diwalilights #diwalifun #diwalitime #crackerfreediwali #diwalifestival #safediwali #happydiwali2017 #diwalinights #diwaligreetings #deepiwali #festivaloflights #bethelight #divya #light #love #goodoverevil #Indian #proudIndian #heritage #culture
Happy Diwali to all that are celebrating the Festival of Lights! From all of us at iBar we wish you success and bliss with every light that is lit on this Diwali. #happydiwali #happydiwali🎉 #happydiwali2017 #ibar #ibarexpress #walnutcreek #redwoodcity #emeryville #paloalto #menlopark #sanfrancisco #sf #festivaloflights #diwali #bethelight
In honor of, or reverence (depending on your perspective lol) of the new moon, treat yourself to this "New Vibes" Tee. Link in bio. I hope everybody is getting those intentions set 🌌 We are almost to the weekend, hang in there 😆✌💙
Journaling, is something I’ve always loved to do. I occasionally was rewarded for short stories in school. Once in Elementary for a book about a flower that wasn’t blooming, and it felt sad. One day it blossomed into a beautiful rose. The message was be patient youthful ones. 😂Anyhoot, my mom still has that little book in her Hope Chest. 💝⚡️ Others were short stories that were published in high school. Felt amazing. I wonder if my mom kept those. Hmm 🤔🤔 I sometimes like to write poems when I feel melancholy or pissed off. But haven’t had those moments in quite awhile. . And then there were times I would journal everyday, just about what was going on, pregnancy, logging feedings, what Bella or Ally was doing. I still have both logs for them and I hope one day I may sit down and show them each what I was going through and how it felt to be a mommy for them in the early stages. . . Now, for the first time in my life, I am journaling more gratitude, uplifting writing, lighting my own little corner of 💡 light. Making sure I let loose of whatever is binding me onto paper so I can review it later in the evening. The things I was proud of myself for doing yesterday, and what I would like to improve for today. Reason why I appreciate my husband, his hard work, his dedication, and my daughters. Grateful for their precious personalities. Even typing this right now is helpful because it’s allowing my brain to bring out the corners where in our daily grind we don’t get to stop and think of these things. That’s why Self Development is SO important. Especially when trying to get FIT & HEALTHY. Letting go of what was and embracing things that we can change and fulfill for our future is KEY! I appreciate everything Beachbody has done for me thus far, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon this new profound love for waking up in the morning, having this MORNING RITUAL to do the things that I loved to do so much but struggled to do them during the day. Because I’m a mom, wife, sister, daughter. And those roles take up a lot of time once it hits 8am. This is my DAY 2 of my #MiracleMorning up at 5AM •10min yoga •Affirmations •20min Reading (bk: The Miracle Morning) •10min Journaling
With more life experiences over time, I have come to realize how powerful our words & actions truly are... those towards ourselves & those towards others. As a mom, wife, friend, & with those I just come into contact with daily, I hope and pray that I can #bethelight and #makeadifference in my words and actions more and more every day, and impact others to do the same! ❤ #encourageoneanother
Our thoughts are the most powerful influence on the success and overall happiness in our lives. 👉🏼Whether you believe you CAN or cannot, you’re right! 👊 . . . . . #bethelight #fuelthesoul #girlboss #findyourhappy #hippyatheart #wildspirit #beyou #lifebydesign #wellnesscoach #healthcoach #findyourwhy #mindfulness #goalsetting #animallover #yogalife #handstands #dogmom #hiphop #zumbafitness #musicislife #goodvibesonly #motivationalquotes #believeinyourself #weightloss #inspire #undercuts #graphicdesigner #mantras #coffee #healthyliving
The sunrise outside our house is so beautiful! I tend to get tunnel vision when it comes to my goals. I fixate on what it is I am striving for and don't always stop to take a breath and really take in what's around me. I have to make a conscious effort to do so. It's when I'm in that tunnel with no light yet to be seen that I need to remember to bring light into it, and step back for a few moments and really take it all in. I need to remember to breathe, and bring the light into my life. I'm setting new intentions, and making a new goal to practice with the sunrise everyday! 📷: My amazing fiancee @robertreko #nofiltersneeded #loveandlight #stepbackandbreathe #bethelight #changehabits #choosehappiness #chooselove #happy
Interwoven by threads of perseverance & gratitude.🦋 17 years of paralysis may seem like torture filled with tumultuous experiences but in the end if the struggle helped bring light to another during their darkest hour it was worth it! Making progress slowly but surely. Thanks Jen I value you & your beautiful heart! #TiphanyAdams #BetheChange #ekso
#HappyDiwali everybody! :) Truly SO SO happy to hear such few fire crackers, makes me feel more #hopeful for a #BrighterFuture! Here I'm presenting the thali of #blessings to you all, please take a handful for yourself and spread your blessings amongst your loved ones and especially those that need it, this Diwali. Wishing you all #Love, #Light and #Joy ! Be safe. #BeTheChange #BeTheLight #TanvieHans
GIVEAWAY! We’re so grateful for the opportunity to create and use clothing to spread His love and light. Soooo, today we’d love to give all of you a chance to snag our best selling item — our long sleeve ‘Grateful, Thankful, Blessed’ shirt. Here’s how to enter: 1. Make sure you are following us @beaconthreads 2. Like this post 3. Tag 2 friends you are grateful for in the comments below Our giveaway ends Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. EDT. God bless! . . . . . . . #streetwear #pregnancy #gospel #blessed #jesussaves #trustgod #kidsoutfit #christiantees #goodvibesonly #jesus #kidsootd #trendykids #saltandlight #mommyhood #trustgodsplan #bethelight #godisbigger #christfollower #toddlerfashion #momlife #toddlerlife #christian #trustgodbro #christianlife #momtogs #thankful #gratefulthankfulblessed #streetphotography #streetfashion #grateful
◈ At the end of my life I hope all the labels that surround the Earth now fall into a quiet corner like a whisper and all that remains will be what brings us together, what has always, the faithful truth of every man, every women- music was enough to get us through. My god, was it. ◈ Christopher Poindexter #yoga #sharethelove #grateful #asanasculpt #shapes #openheart #omnamahshivaya #shanti #smile #joy #flow #bliss #yogaparatodos #stopdropandyoga #justbreathe #bethelight #art #decor #happytribe #loveisall #yogalover #music #quoteoftheday p.c. @malinalligovea