I believe we all have a medium for expressing ourselves, whether it’s an instrument, a ketch pad, clay, a mountain a stage, a camera, a kettlebell, written words, or just plain old talking. Fire Starters really got me focused on what I’m good at: hiking, writing, and cooking, But coincidentally writing and cooking are two of the best ways I express myself.
When I thought I’d be leaving my family, words and letters were no match for a hug. In showing people what I was felling and vice versa. Unspoken words carried on through touch. Tab asked me recently to show her to bake some cookies. Even though I told her I wanted to it she insisted she wanted the independence many of us seek. But I love to bake, she didn’t realize that she was taking away some of the joy I get. I also became aware of how much cooking allows me to express myself. The key to good tasting food is passion. I am blissful in the kitchen and that comes across in my food. The end result, the flavor, the textures, the moans resulting from its yumminess, come from the love I feel being in the kitchen. I don’t even have to eat the food, just cooking for someone else probably makes Continue reading
Bright Faith: it’s the Holy cow, I’m standing at the beginning of something that is so insanely ripe with potential that I wanna get naked and roll all over it right now while singing rock opera. Bright faith is essential to falling in love- with people, with causes, with your own perfectly perfect self.
Danielle LaPorte is a genius. Buy the book, period, now go get it! The timing that this book arrived on hold at the library could not have been better. LaPorte’s writing got to me. It sparked the fuel to my passion fire and life path. Recently I decided to go with my own vision. To create my own company. To follow my passion. I feel like this passage, on the cusp riding shot-gun with bright faith. Fire Sessions was powerful. I got real, REAL with myself. I answered questions wholeheartedly. I allowed myself to be 100% vulnerable with myself, authentic. Let’s dig deep. Let’s set fires. Be a trailblazer.
How do you want to feel in life? Answer in this moment, how do you want to feel? Me, I want to feel free. I want to feel enthusiastic and inspiring. I want to feel empowered and passionate. From here what am I good at? Stop wasting time on things I feel I need to do. Focus on what I do best. My top three: hiking, cooking, and writing. I knock out two of these with my food blog and cookbook I am going to publish. I love to cook and serve people. I like to do things for others. I love to cook for parties and friends. I am a culinary creator. Boom let’s focus this energy to the local farmer’s market this summer. Let’s work into a food cart. Into a food truck. Let’s write your book In Dreams Awake. Let’s fuel the muse. What does my muse crave? She begs for a little forest bathing. For some time in nature. Where she can frolic free and unperturbed, her creativity unleashed. Get outside and hike Brittany. Take the time, Continue reading
I just read The Book of Awesome. Such a simple concept, yet the rewards are endless. By shifting our thoughts from how our lives suck, we instead think about how life is awesome. We shift to being grateful for the little things. We live in and love the moment. The wonderful thing is that everyone’s list is different. We all can create our own list of awesome. The list itself is awesome. Here are some of the things I find awesome in life:
- Driving to an unknown destination: just getting in the car and going. The push from your ego to control and always know what’s coming. But instead you chose to be completely present. You just take off, completely free to be and go wherever you want. To turn or take whatever turnoff your intuition wants. To see things as they’re unfolding, rather than living in the future picture of where you have to be. Continue reading
Man I felt like I was soaring on my hike yesterday. I’d given up being mad a long time ago, time is too precious to spend it in anger and life is too precious to have moments of angst rather than love. Yesterday, though, it struck me that I don’t have time to worry. Our physical experience really is temporary. A small blip on the human map. This time in my body is so small. Why waste it?
Time is too precious to spend it worrying or thinking about problems. There are only experiences, I want to make the most of this one experience. I want to live it up and love this life because I don’t know when it will end and I don’t know where it is going. I don’t know what is beyond this physical experience, but I do know that one day it will end. I don’t have time for bullshit.
Lately in meditation I have been experiencing this complete peace when I’ll sit back in my spirit. I get to the center of my core, this bright light shining in the mist. This is my true self. So I spend my meditation space hanging out with myself. I observe my thoughts and ego in action. It’s crazy from this position I can really see the craftiness of the ego trying to keep me safe. Injecting fear, Continue reading
I am happy. Lately I found myself buzzing with this current of just utter happiness. Why I am so happy? Does this always need to be a reason? Do we always have to define our happiness and relationships? I merely just am.
Gabrielle Bernstein’s books say to ‘become the happiest person you know.’ Can I just first how rad I think the word become is. Eliciting the thought of just being, while also giving a sense of potential. I admit sometimes my ego tries to take this happiness away. It tells me it won’t last. You that I don’t deserve it. It tells me to look at my bank account, what about that is happy. It wants to point out what is Continue reading
I’ve been talking about miracles and being a miracle worker, so today I thought I’d highlight some miracle workers I know. These beautiful women are Kim, Susan, and Robin, otherwise known as SPPRAK. What is SPPRAK? It stands for Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness. They hold all kinds of events throughout the area and work in the schools. They are awesome and inspiring to be around. They come to class overflowing with positive energy. They smile, they laugh, they bring a lightness to class. Their presence is miraculous and they use this to make the community better. They make me want to be better and help more. They are miracle workers!
Literally rise and shine. Be a miracle right out the gate. I love mornings. My favorite part of sleeping in my shed is that I usually wake up refreshed. No matter the fears or problems that may have conjured up the day before, this morning and day are new. Full of potential. A whole day before me. A day where I can be happy. Where I can choose miracles. Where I can shine. Right off the bat I go for the love and squash out the ego, leaving it no room. I am armed and ready for the day. I do my May Cause Miracles, meditate and clear my ready. Refreshed and in love with life. Bring on the day. Rise and shine, think of all the potential!
I’ve gotten really good at seeing beauty in my everyday surroundings, in the ordinary. Something I realized however is we often take for granted the ‘obviously’ pretty. It just is, so we forget to acknowledge it.
Spring is here and it is gorgeous. With a new camera in hand I admit I was reluctant to shoot the blossoming flowers. They were obviously pretty and I’ve always liked weird and different. I wanted to capture unique and I wanted to snap moments. I was doing what I said above. I was taking for granted that Spring always comes once a year, that these colorful flowers will always bloom. They’ve been there every for 25 years.
Let’s change this perspective. Look at the miracles of this flowers, how the seasons change and once a year the flowers miraculously blossom. Continue reading
Man I have been an inspirational reading fiend from The Untethered Soul to Spirit Junkie to May Cause Miracles to A Course in Miracles. It is so easy for me to get swept up in inspiration and want to share what I read right now. But Sunday I took a step back to let some genuine clarity and calmness sweep over me and take over. Alright in each chapter you’re loving what you’re reading but what is the big picture, the big life lesson. How do you apply and live these life lessons now?
My ~ing activity has been biking. What I have so craftily doing though was creating routes on the flattest surfaces possible. When I was seven I fell off my bike while flying down Tecumseh hill. Ever since I avoid hills. So even though I was doing my ~ing activity, I was still avoiding my fears. I letting them determine where I go in life. So Sunday, I chose. I chose love. I stood at the top of the hill (not nearly as daunting I have to confess at 25 than it was at 7), ready to go. I think the biggest things reason I held myself to flat ground was a fear of falling (or failing), but also a fear of losing control. Even as I started down the hill, I found myself with a death grip on the break. Loosen up Brittany. Stop controlling the situation. What is the worst that can happen? You fall, big whoop, get back up. Starting Continue reading
I’ve been doing a little chakra research for an alternative health week, and I have to say it goes right along with my meditations lately. It made sense to me. You have a blockage in your heart, it then manifest not only physically into heart disease, but also seeps into your spiritual health. Blocking and fighting compassion. So I checked out the list and I dug deep and got honest with myself. Alright Brittany what Chakras do you rock and which chakras do you need to bust through. Here is a review of chakras:
- Root: your manifestation center. Blockages: fear, anxiety, and insecurity. Anorexia, obesity, and knee problems.
- Sacral: creativity and self-worth. Blockages: kidney weakness, lower back pain, and muscle spasms
- Solar Plexus: personal power, passion, impulse and anger. Blockages: lack of confidence, worry about what others think, fear that people are controlling your life. Digestive disorder, Liver Problems, diabetes, and nervous exhaustion.
- Heart: love and compassion. Blockages: unworthy of love, paranoid, pity parties. Heart disease, high blood pressure, difficulty breathing.
- Throat: communication and expressing creativity. Blockages: weakness, timidness, difficulty expressing oneself. Problems: Hyperthyroidism and inflammation.
- Third Eye: Higher intuition and spirituality. Blockages: non-assertive and afraid of success. Headaches and blindness.
- Crown: Enlightenment and connection to God. Blockages: Frustration, joyless, and destructive. Migraines and depression.
So I looked at this and I dug deeper. Where do I need to improve? First let’s start with the positive I rock at the heart, crown, sacral and solar plexus chakras. The one as I would classify as the needs improvement is my root chakra. It occasionally gets blocked in the small portion of my life when I chose fear over love. And therefore I block my powers to manifest. This nasty thing calls doubt will slip in and build a wall. So I am busting through my root chakra. Working on my manifestations and taking more opportunities to choose love first. Continue reading