through it all.
through it all.
where you are planted
from the dark
into the light
burst like the sun
as a being, as a soul
as rushing water
or a soft cloud with the wind
in this body
Present yourself like the sun
quiet when the time is right
bright when it is time to work your light
Bursting yet whole
Expansive from within
Always providing light, despite sometimes being in the dark yourself
Something to rely on, not to be taken for granted
One + Only
Divinely placed within your surroundings
New Years is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year and it breaks my heart to see so many lovely people fail themselves and their goals, so this year I invite you to begin your goals in a different way than before — with Intention. Intention is something I see lacking in our culture often. As a culture of nice things, materialism, and being mostly inauthentic I feel like these are the reasons we fail our own goals and resolutions. Our goals and resolutions often do not even resonate with us. They often don’t have clarity.
So I invite you to look at the resolutions you think you’ll be making this year, and look at why you are making them. Truly, deeply, why are you making these resolutions? What do they serve? Why do you want these things to realize into your life? And then ask yourself the kicker, do these things truly, deeply align with me and my feelings?
Some things may completely align for you, and some might not. This is where Intention comes into play. The things that align and feel right likely have clear and aligned intentions, while the other goals and resolutions will not. When one begins something with clear concise intentions, they are beginning with power.
When your focus is on intention more than it is on the outcome, there is deep clarity that stems from that focus. And when one can keep their focus on their intentions rather than a possible negativity that may be arising within a goal’s realizing, that persons focus on their intentions can consistently inspire them and motivate them by purpose, rather than the material thing itself.
Intention is such a simple perspective switch that can invoke so much power into a manifestation or realization of something. That little switch in perspective can make or break how smooth and sweet or rough and sweaty the journey is of creating and achieving something. Danielle Laporte’s book The Desire Map is a fabulous resource and tool for any who need help setting intentional and aligned goals/resolutions.
Happy Intentional goal setting!
Hello dear readers!
We’ve got a little update about the Gentle Reminder series. This coming Monday, December 5th, the Gentle Reminder series will take on a new name — The Mantra Manifesto.
While I hold gentle reminders near and dear to my heart, I have also found that other artists and writers use this term much more freely and fluidly. As well as other writers branding their own Gentle Reminder projects. I think this is a beautiful thing, and I adore the authors that are pursuing their projects.
I’ve had a feeling for a while that my Gentle Reminder series needed to change, and the only reason I didn’t change it was because I wasn’t sure what else it was supposed to be. Well, recently I have come to recognize my love of a good manifesto and with further observation and following of the little hints I was getting I decided that is what the Gentle Reminders needed to become.
And here we are transitioning into the Mantra Manifesto. I think this project title holds so much more power and abundance. It feels more open and purposeful. The mantra is soft and fluid, while the manifesto is intentional, purposeful, and driving.
This change in project title feels and sounds better to me as the author. It feels way more aligned, and I didn’t really know how far off it was in the first place. I hope you enjoy the new and improved and can welcome this shift with open arms.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the change, so feel free to sound off below!