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What about if instead of waiting for someone else to save you, or support you, or remind you of your worth, you stepped in as your own guardian angel and cheered on, supported, and saved yourself?
You’d be empowered as fuck that’s what! 🙌🏽🙌🏽
And, you’d realise the absolute Goddess/God, the ultimate creator, the one in control, the fierce force that you actually are ❤️
‘Either you do it like it’s a big weight on you, or you do it as though it’s part of the dance. ‘ @babaramdass
Thought someone else could maybe use the reminder like I could have used it yesterday before cracking under the weight of a week that included highlights like my cat getting stolen (we got her back 🙌🏽), a scorching hot iron falling onto my head when I was grabbing clean clothes the kids had chucked all over the floor 🙄 (luckily landed on my hair not my neck so didn’t burn me 👏🏽), and the straw that broke the mamas back, a very public meltdown at a restaurant care of Nevaya that meant @emielusher and I had to chug our Corona’s like high schoolers who just heard their parents come home to haul ass outta there before I had a toddler tantrum myself 🤯.
Didn’t nail the dance yesterday, and turns out I’m not actually nailing it so far today either, so practicing self compassion, and lightening the load by dancing with the day instead of continuing to bear the weight of it. 💃🏼
Self love isn’t cultivated by shifting the outer body, but by shifting what’s within 🙌🏽 And loving yourself doesn’t just magically happen by somehow getting your body ‘right’ -> it’s about getting your mind right and deciding that you are worthy enough as you currently are, even if you’re working towards creating a different shape or feeling within yourself, to be spoken to, and perceived with, unconditional love.
I want to be really clear that that was the journey I took to create self love for myself - an inward one, that did, at some point, about 4 years in, run parallel to a physical journey I took myself on to get back to feeling strong and connected in my body instead of choosing to believe that that that version of myself wasn’t possible to reconnect to.
I loved myself before I created a new physical home for myself.
I loved myself, so when I saw that I wasn’t feeling as strong, agile, and physically fit as I had in years before, I decided that I wanted to create that version of myself again, and I did it out of love.
There was no deprivation, or holding myself back or cutting anything out, except negative self talk and 6:30 am sleep ins. 👏🏽👏🏽
I didn’t change my body to create self love, I changed the way I viewed my body and cultivated self love through watching myself like a hawk and realigning each and every comment and perception of myself I witnessed in my programming that didn’t actually serve me seeing myself with love.
And, just like you’ll one day look in the mirror and find yourself with a defined ass if you’ve been working on dat ass for months and months, if you practice and practice and rewiring the way you perceive and speak to yourself, one day you’ll look in the mirror and realise your autopilot thing to do has shifted from pulling yourself apart to seeing yourself with love ❤️ 📸 Snap on the left @donnajohnstonphotography
Why is self care so important? Because, wherever you go, there you are. 🤷🏼♀️
Even if you change what you’re doing, it’ll still be you thats that’s showing up to do the do.
And how you show up and ‘do’ everything is based on how you perceive it all, and how you perceive what’s happening outside of you is through what’s present on the inside. 💁🏼♀️
If you’re mind is cluttered and stressed, and your heart’s full of unprocessed emotions, and you’re littered with physical tension, you’re going to meet every single moment, circumstance, and challenge from that cluttered, stressed, emotionally stuck, tight space, and we all know that perceiving our lives through those lenses isn’t going to create our highest reality, is it?
Probably going to create a much higher vibe reality from a space of clarity, groundedness, and freedom yah? I think so 😉
So why do we put off self care? Why do we waste time telling ourselves it’s a luxury, when really it’s a necessity? Because we feel bad?
Feel bad for what? Looking after ourselves? 🧐
Ridiculous right? Right. So, let’s stop nurturing the belief that we don’t deserve to be taken care of, or that our self care is somehow unnecessary when we know that’s not in fact true 👏🏽
Showing myself some self care today and stopping work an hour early to go walk the beach and empty out my mind instead of following through with my intended house clean up, reminding myself that when I’m feeling hectic or stressed the most effective space to tidy up is the one within ❤️
Because, wherever you go, there you are 🥰
📸 Even though I’m not back here on my next Maldives Retreat until May 9-16th, I’m getting EPICALLY excited to revisit the most transparently turquoise water I’ve EVER SEEN - that magic is unfiltered! You won’t believe it when you see it! 😮
1 FINAL SPOT LEFT for next year’s retreat! 🌴🧘🏼♀️🐬🐢🍹🌴 at Sun Island Resort Maldives
Cheers to remembering that instagram isn’t a snapshot of reality, but a highlight reel 👏🏽🥂🍻👏🏽
Just thought you may be needing the reminder as much as I do EVERY SINGLE TIME I HOP ONLINE to not compare the ups and downs of my life (because it’s not my highs I’m comparing right, but my regular moments, or my lows that are natural part of the flow of each day) to the high points of everyone else’s on social media.
So important to keep our eyes on our own lane, not comparing ourselves or our realities with what we see online, remembering that Facebook and insta are like post cards of our lives, highlight reels, not the full spectrum breakdown, and that no matter what perfection you see paraded on there, it’s important to remember as @brenebrown says, that nobody gets a free ride because everyone has their struggles, you may just not be seeing it on social media. ❤️ at Sunset Diner
Wish you could get to class today? Or more often in general to get the physical, mental and emotional release and relaxation your body, mind and heart need?
YOU CAN!!! I’ve created at home material so you have tools to give yourself the regular self care you require to stay mentally clear, emotionally free and physically relaxed 🥰
Links are sent straight over so you can start/continue your practice today !
❤️ 2 x 45 min full body stretch out VIDEOS - currently 25% off, making them $36.75 instead of $49
❤️ 1 x 1 hr Yoga Core PHOTOGRAPHED SEQUENCES (where you’ll learn how to activate your core, how to avoid pinching in your back and hip flexors- all common issues when working with the core - and how to release your spine in between postures and 1 x 1hr full body stretch out $39
Or purchase together for $66
Only looking at myself with love these days 😍
After deep and continual practice at replacing my self judgement with self love, it feels so fucking good to be in that space now where I look at myself and witness my self with love.
Long gone are the days at looking into the mirror to pull my physical self apart, comparing it to a younger version of itself, or some version I expected it to be because of what I’ve been conditioned to perceive as worthy of love.
And gone are the days of speaking to myself with anything but the deepest respect and reverence my beautiful body deserves - after all, without it, it would not be possible for my spirit to experience humanity at all.
And what a huge fucking relief (lots of fucks because I have lots to give on this topic 🤷🏼♀️) that is to realise that the freedom to love and accept myself is mine, all mine, just like the choice to love yourself, or hold back your love and shower yourself with judgement instead, is yours, all yours x
I snapped yesterday morning 😬
After weeks of retreats and travel, and teaching classes when I’m actually home, and full on parenting when I’m not teaching, complete with nit treatments (YES they had fucking nits AGAIN 🙄), lightening storms that short circuited our computer, setting back deadlines, and retrieving money sent to incorrect account details 🤯, I hit tipping point and lost my patience, saying a bunch of regrettable shit in front of my 8 year old that I then felt guilty about the entire day, and later needed to apologise for. 😣😖
Like the Guru loves all souls, seeing them as the light that they are instead of the darkness they get cloaked with, with her big unconditionally loving heart, Ayanna forgave me - she loved me even with my darkness. 🙌🏽
She reminded me again that the light doesn’t come without the dark and that my darkness doesn’t make me unlovable.
And then, this morning, like yesterday had never happened, like she only saw me for the light that I am, when I said ‘I’m going outside to have my coffee, ok princess,” she replied “ok Queen!”
No doubt there have been countless times that my children have reflected back to me my own shadow side, but this morning, my beautiful angel reminded me of who I really am.
I am not my fuck up’s.
I am not my could have been betters.
I am not my darkness, I am the light, and, she’s bang on, I’m a fucking Queen 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
Have you too showed up in ways you wish you could rewire (and can, moving forward) and have been feeling shit about yourself, all cloaked in darkness instead of reminding yourself of who you really are - the light, the witness, loving awareness, the creator, the one who can choose to show up in a different way?
Maybe it would help you too to look at yourself though the eyes of a child, and reminder yourself for who you really are 😘🥰😘
No light without the dark.
No light without the dark.
No light without the dark.
To be the light
means you must also be the dark.
One doesn’t come without the other,
like the day doesn’t unfold without the night.
Each state non existent without the contrast they provide for each other.
Inseparable. Interwoven. Intertwined.
If we desire one, we must be open to both.
Embracing my darkness today, shining light into myself through the illumination of my awareness.
Remember that yes,
I am the light,
I am the dark.
No light without the dark.
No light without the dark.
No light without the dark.
25% OFF XMAS SPECIAL FOR MY GILI ISLAND RETREAT June 21-28, 2020 for this week only, making retreat just $1097 US for the 4 share room! (Special offer is just for this room)
All the beds have beautiful canopy’s so you’ll have some personal space, but with water like the Maldives, doubt you’ll be spending much time inside! 😉
Let me know if you’d like to snap up this mega luxurious retreat at a super discounted rate xx
Swipe right for more photos of paradise and check the link in my profile for more details 🌴🐢🧘🏼♀️🏖 at Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia
Imagine if you could see yourself the way the future you will see you - as absolute perfection. 😍 Imagine if instead of waiting until you no longer have what you have to appreciate what you had, loving a version of yourself that’s passed, if you loved up on that present version of yourself now? Imagine how much better you’d feel about yourself! 🤷🏼♀️
This thought hit me today as I watched this absolute goddess of a girl saunter into the water, poured perfectly into a white high cut one piece - wondering if, when she looked at herself, if she saw how incredibly beautiful she is, or if, like myself at that age, and most women at her age, and my age now, and all ages, she picked herself apart, feeling not good enough compared to the airbrushed images flooding every-fucking-where.
So, I told her how incredible she looked in her swimmers, and she replied exactly what I would have replied at most stages of my life, which was - ah really?! I don’t feel it today!
And so, I told her how beautiful she is and how I hope she looks in the mirror and loves up on all of her Goddess self, knowing that she’s perfection exactly as she is, being wise enough to see it now, instead of in hind sight. I told her about how I wish I’d appreciated my perky boobs and my young skin, and all curves instead of trying to be anything other than what I was at every other age and stage before now. I told her I wish I’d known how much my body would change, and how all body’s inevitably change, and how it’s that guaranteed eventual shift that can help inspire us to find gratitude for who and how we are now, in the NOW, and, she told me I made her day ;)
No matter what you got going on now, I bet you your older self will look back on you with the viel or imperfection lifted, and you’ll be seeing yourself for the glorious masterpiece you were, and the one you now are. 🙌🏽
Soooo, just thinking, couldn’t we save ourselves a whole bunch of regret, and feeling shit about ourselves and our ever changing form, by loving our current selves now as they are instead of waiting until what is has passed to appreciate it?
Love. Love. Love. Love. ❤️
Find love and stay there 🙌🏽
📷 Soaked up so much love with my soul sister of 14 years @moth.and.frida and her family/my famiy when I was last in Adelaide that I still feel it saturating the fibres of my soul (and can still smell these wild roses) 🌹🌹🌹 at Forest Range, South Australia, Australia
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