STANDING ROCK.

Hello fellow spirits, 

3 weeks at Standing Rock changed my life.  Seth and I were there representing Unify to capture the stories on the ground. Our team created powerful media that I am thrilled to share with you below. 

Standing Rock...A place fueled by spirit and powered by water.

We came a long way at Standing Rock to support a battle that has been happening before many of us arrived. Many came with anger, passion and love, that quickly united in the power of prayer. The Native American Sioux tribe has exampled compassion for all of us to learn and grow from with each action on the front lines. We were there to pray, protect sacred water and mend relationships with our native brothers and sisters. The journey we’ve cultivated together merges politics with spirit and is the access point for all nations and peoples to return to our hearts. From having over 10,000 people come to Standing Rock to pray, The Army Corps of Engineers decline the easement of the pipeline, and a forgiveness ceremony with the U.S veterans for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history, we are shaping hope for the future. We stand stronger than ever in spite of the growing evidence that the Energy Transfer Partners will continue to drill. We pray that the whole world will stand with us knowing that this is not over.  Now more than ever, we ask you to join us in prayer and support this movement and realize it is our choice, oil or water.

 

TAKE ACTION:
1. How to take your money out of the banks that support these pipelines!
2. Help those at Standing Rock.

Top 4 take aways from our native brothers and sisters:
1. I learned about decolonization and how to unite within these systems and walls that have become normalized.
2. How entitlement is violence and is an example of dividing us even further rather than creating new modalities for self-love and the collective.
3. While there was so much to take in, it was essential that we were there at Standing Rock with the attitude of “What can I give?” opposed to “What can I get?”.  
4. We stood as Water Protectors with no violence on our side, which I don’t believe has ever happened before in history for a protest. We didn’t just want peace. We had to become peace. 

 

We are called Water Protectors because we are protecting and praying, not just for ourselves, but for the law officials shooting water cannons, grenades, and mace at us. We are dealing with a human rights issue and what we're experiencing is money and large corporations taking priority over the safety and rights of all people.  We pray for peace for the whole planet and know this is greater than Standing Rock. This is just the beginning. The movement has begun, and you're a part of it. 
 

If there’s an intention for stepping into this new year, it’s to realize that none of us are excused from this conversation. We must plan now for the future ahead and have more conversations with friends and family to address these issues. I encourage everyone to post away and not be afraid of being  judged on social media. To share what side you're on and let your voices be heard. To realize the power of your actions and how we are the change makers...we have to remember that. 

So with your power, aware of the chaos happening in the world, what are you gonna do in 2017? 

TAKE ACTION: 
1. How to take your money out of the banks that support these pipelines!
2. Help those at Standing Rock through the winter. 

Posted on December 18, 2016 .

To the Ponderers and Wanderers

Hey ponderers and wanderers,

After tracking the desert at Burning man for two weeks and Vipassana, a 10 day silent meditation retreat, I'm on the other side. Two contrasting experiences; one rambunctious and the other silent.

I've come to the conclusion I know nothing. All I can claim is my experience in each moment. And then it's gone. And then another moment arrises. How I choose to act in each moment is on me. 

The only truth I know is that we're all connected. The moment I feel disconnected to this truth, I know I am not in my fullest alignment. How can we get into the practice of embodying this knowing? How can it be something experienced rather than intellectualized? What if we were to seek ourselves? To hear what our voices sound like without outside influences? Taking the risk to be found and not intellectualizing "be here now" but actually experiencing it. I hope for us all to reconnect to the deep truth of why we are here. We all have gifts. They all serve a purpose. It is all of our own responsibility to go out and live it.

Posted on October 3, 2016 .

Standing Rock Pipe Line

Standing Rock Pipeline

Thousands of protesters are in North Dakota at Standing Rock to decry an oil pipeline that will go through ND, Iowa and Illinois carrying half a million tons of crude oil every day. If there is any leak, the oil will contaminate the whole Mississippi River. "This pipeline threatens the lives of the more than 17 million people who rely on the Missouri River for their water."

Let's not forget recent history... Here's this trailer of DeepWater Horizon (Now in theaters. I saw it and it was devastatingly powerful), where the BP were trying to save $$, and it ended up being the worst oil spill in US history.  
 

Posted on September 22, 2016 .

I've had enough.

Hello Dear Friend and fellow resistance fighter! 

I continue to have resistance to my own personal development and I've had ENOUGH!
It's a moments like these where we need to make the conscious choice to STOP. 
Great!...now how? 


By creating the physical act of sitting down, dancing around and starting to work, it gives opportunity to produce infallible yet mysterious sequences of inspiration moving through us. If I build the container, the creativity will move through me. If the container isn't there, then the muse within me will not come. And yes, it's hard to get there. Why? Because resistance is in the way! 

So how do we move past the resistance?!

Here are some tips that have helped me:
1. Own it! Acknowledge the resistance and separate it from the truth that's behind that wall.
2. Stop Lying! Whenever you have fear or project something in the future that blocks you from what you want, Call yourself out on the LIE! "That is NOT TRUE!" 
3. Evening Gratitudes! Write what you're Grateful for every evening. This helps resistance because it creates perspective larger than self. When in a state of gratitude, the impossible is possible.
4. Manifesting Mornings! What are you creating every morning? Set the tone for the day. Write down 3 things you're manifesting that day, the week or month. Begin to call it in and have it in your mind as a tool to guide your essence. 
5. Ground and Center. Notice those moments when you're feeling stressed, anxious, off your center and then BREATHE! Hold your belly and take a few deep breaths that bring you back to your commitments to self-love and your body. 

...So whenever your resistance comes up, you have these 5 tools to bring you back to YOU. 

Posted on August 16, 2016 .

How to get what you want.

"The only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want. 
The only way to know what you really want is to know yourself. 
The only way to know yourself is to be yourself. 
And the only way to be yourself,  is to listen to your heart. " - The Universe


I've learned to listen to my heart in the moments when I'm still. 
When my body is relaxed, I let the voice under the surface rise.
That is the voice I choose to move with in this dance we call life. 

Posted on July 14, 2016 .

#ListenToHer

Amidst one of the more sacred spaces I've experienced in my life, she came to me.
Video: The Sights and Sounds

Posted on March 8, 2016 .

Dear Men,

You cannot have me. I am not yours yet I’m available with an open heart. I will speak to your spirit and possible knock you over with love from great gaia and it is your respsonbility to lift yourself back up. 

I am not your soul mate, yet a dear mate to your soul that will confuse your mind because your body has begun to sing.

This thing between you and me is not meant to be aside from the truth of being in this moment. Don’t linger it and bring us to a place beyond this place where you cast me in all of your dreams. 

I am not here to break you, except to open you up for the love thats available in you, breaking to come through.

I am the butterfly that floats by on that day when you said yes to the magic. Be with the beauty rather than take us out of it and place us in a nowhere land of no existence. The magic will leave in an instance. Trace back the confusion off your face that this needs to continue and you have found the butterfly you’ve been looking for. Never letting me go and placing me in a jar.

I appreciate your generous offer kind one, but this is the moment i leave you, for these wings take flight for the META view. For you cannot have me, yet I am available for all the possibilities. 

Posted on March 8, 2016 .

Growing Pains

I landed. And the transition hasn’t been easy. 


This month, after years of touring, exploring, and being a gracious guest in the homes of countless friends and mentors, I officially moved to the west coast into a home in Venice Beach. I finally turned the online course I had been dreaming about into a real thing. You’d think landing would be grounding!
If anything, it’s the opposite.

I feel like I'm heating up, in a pot of stirring questions: why here? Why this place? What's the next right thing? Which direction to grow? The mundane tasks that come with life’s choices have taken over my days in a way that they never really have. How should my home look and feel? Which kitchen towels to pick? What to upload, download, read, write, email, send and receive? I'm confronted with new responsibilities every single day that remind me of the work that I need to do. That “grow up” voice tells me to focus, to plan, to execute the "to do list of 2016" with precision and intention... and the kid in me yells back and wants to run to my new backyard to practice handstands, or book a flight to the next gig. First things first - stick to the plan. Honor my practice. Buy a shower curtain. Meditate.


There's the other side of this… 


I am learning so much. I am being pushed in every aspect of my life to know myself from all angles, different shapes and sizes. I am being challenged to explore all of my personalities so I can be prepared for anything. I'm learning that this world will never rule my day because I am fully ruled by the Universe. With this new home and online course (which is incredible), every day is packed with a mission. And in that, every moment requires me to be fully ready for a new approach. There is no story that will serve or support these choices except the one in which I am made to deal, responsibly and responsively, in the spark of the present moment. 

Pieces need to be put together before I can say “I’ve landed” for good. And no one is going to put those together except for me. That’s the motivation of all of it. To me, it’s the FIRE! And it burns away the part of me that fears, that hesitates, that doubts, that pushes back against what I know is right. In nature, fire burns to benefit the soil, to maintain proper plant growth. Nothing can truly root and have new life without being burned first. Fires revitalizes and replenishment the earth. Without it, plants would be unable to survive. So as I see it…I'm in the fire right now– a fire of my own creation. It's connecting me back to who I am being so I can clearly grow exactly what I want. And take root.

Ah...This is what growing pains feel like! 

Posted on December 9, 2015 .

"IT" is Always There

October was wild, 
 
I've been on the road for weeks trekking between NY and LA, mapping out the year to come and meeting powerful leaders at Esalen Institute,Burning Man, and... Delta Airlines. It was all incredible, but it wasn't all easy.
 
I hit some walls. I questioned my direction. I've been struggling with my practice, trying to go deeper and asking questions like, what's blocking my willingness to surrender myself to my surroundings and just BE ?  where is fear showing up from deep within my heart, and where is it taking me? (Fear of being stranded, of not having a home). Who can I trust? 
 
I'd been researching vision quests, and was lucky enough to have my Big Sur native friend Kodiak guide me to a secluded place in the hills where I was to meditate for 3 days & nights sitting in a 12 foot circle with nothing but water, a tent and yoga mat.
 
It felt like a right of passage. An initiation that I can’t express. I did my time, and it was profound and challenging. A powerful experience that has me noticing in new ways. 
 
Out in Big Sur those 3 days... There was nothing to distract me from looking honestly at myself. 
 
I pried my heart open. 
 
I felt around in the cracks, in the dark parts of my identity where I linger on false appearances and interferences that distract me from the quiet insistence of a feeling deep within my gut. That yearning to be forever in love and in respect for the planet because I landed on it for a reason and it's on me to figure out what that is. Beneath all that, fear. 
 
We all have the opportunity and community to turn around and wake up what is felt by the unseen eye. We can all peer over that edge, alone and hungry in the middle of the woods or riding home on a crowded subway.
 
Whatever is lurking deep within you, deep within the cracks of your subconscious – when you find it, you can use as fuel. You can ignite it with your intention and let it it burn away the frayed edges within you, cleanse your soul with the element of fire. Like a tool, you can use it to learn, to create, to reap, to renew.
 
As the days get shorter and the night gets dark, you can practice calling upon this energy when you need warmth, and a light.
 
 It's always there.

 

 

 

 

October was wild, 

 

I've been on the road for weeks trekking between NY and LA, mapping out the year to come and meeting powerful leaders at Esalen Institute,Burning Man, and... Delta Airlines. It was all incredible, but it wasn't all easy.

 

I hit some walls. I questioned my direction. I've been struggling with my practice, trying to go deeper and asking questions like, what's blocking my willingness to surrender myself to my surroundings and just BE ?  where is fear showing up from deep within my heart, and where is it taking me? (Fear of being stranded, of not having a home). Who can I trust? 

 

I'd been researching vision quests, and was lucky enough to have my Big Sur native friend Kodiak guide me to a secluded place in the hills where I was to meditate for 3 days & nights sitting in a 12 foot circle with nothing but water, a tent and yoga mat.

 

It felt like a right of passage. An initiation that I can’t express. I did my time, and it was profound and challenging. A powerful experience that has me noticing in new ways. 

 

Out in Big Sur those 3 days... There was nothing to distract me from looking honestly at myself. 

 

I pried my heart open. 

 

I felt around in the cracks, in the dark parts of my identity where I linger on false appearances and interferences that distract me from the quiet insistence of a feeling deep within my gut. That yearning to be forever in love and in respect for the planet because I landed on it for a reason and it's on me to figure out what that is. Beneath all that, fear. 

 

We all have the opportunity and community to turn around and wake up what is felt by the unseen eye. We can all peer over that edge, alone and hungry in the middle of the woods or riding home on a crowded subway.

 

Whatever is lurking deep within you, deep within the cracks of your subconscious – when you find it, you can use as fuel. You can ignite it with your intention and let it it burn away the frayed edges within you, cleanse your soul with the element of fire. Like a tool, you can use it to learn, to create, to reap, to renew.

 

As the days get shorter and the night gets dark, you can practice calling upon this energy when you need warmth, and a light.

 

 

Posted on November 5, 2015 and filed under META Method.