HEAL THYSELF

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
—  Daniell Koepke (via @wizdomly)
#TuesdayTruth

7 Powerful Ways To Heal Yourself

The healing journey requires us to go deep within ourselves and sit with the uncomfortable feelings, memories and insecurities we’re still holding on to - this is the inner work that must be done for us to be able to move forward.

1. Meditation - complete presence. Making time to be present with ourselves and become the observer of our thoughts reveals what is dominating our minds. This helps us heal as it explains why we feel the way we do because the reality we experience is based on the dominant thoughts in our minds.

2. Nature - recalibrating our frequency. Spending time in nature can help us to cleanse ourselves of the energy we pick up from other people and technology - which can distort our natural frequency. This is why we feel calmer and find it easier to think when we are surrounded by trees - there are no distractions.

3. Reflections - seeing ourselves in others. Regardless of what has been done to us we can heal the resentment we hold toward others by seeing them as a reflection of ourselves. Once we see that there is no separation we can forgive ourselves for holding onto feelings that don’t serve us.

4. Introspection - looking within. This is different to meditation, during introspection we are looking for the answers to our most important questions such as “why do I feel this way?”. To be able to answer these questions we have to be honest with ourselves and look past the egoic responses such as “he did this” and “she did that”.

5. Peace - making peace with the past. For us to be able to move forward with purpose we need to be able to make peace with whatever has happened in the past. This means sitting in silence, reflecting on the experiences and accepting them as part of us rather than seeking out distractions such as drugs, sex, video games and TV to take our minds off them.

6. Silence - hearing the inner voice. Being present with ourselves in total silence allows us to tune into the voice within and hear our heart’s true desires. We cannot hope to do this if we are constantly filling the mind with music, conversations and noise from the outside world, which is part of the reason why we become so disconnected from ourselves.

7. Creativity - expression of the soul. Through expressing ourselves creatively we can release trapped emotions that are causing us emotional discomfort. We can paint, sing, dance, cook or play an instrument to help release the energy that has been trapped within. We can better understand ourselves by reflecting on what we’ve created and asking ourselves “what does this say about me?”.

The healing journey starts by going within.

Peace & positive vibes.

Sure is great when people start sending you emails about how you’d be a happier, healthier person if you forgave the abusive people in your life and learned to “move on”, like wow, how to be a manipulative bugger 101—because that’s not the same thing my emotionally abusive parents said over and over and over to try and excuse their behavior when I became rightfully upset.

Forgiveness in this context, a lot of the time? Is used as another means of control. It’s how people guilt you into enabling their behavior by implying that if you somehow don’t come to terms with the things people have done to you and forgive them for it, you are as bad as the abuser and are responsible for perpetuating the cycle of shit. So please, be aware of that when you start telling other people that the one true way to heal thyself is to forgive people.

Like I get it, for you, forgiveness is part of letting go and moving on. That doesn’t mean we all do. Some of us are quite happy to salt the earth and never look back, and frankly that’s more healthy for me than ever, ever trying to interact with those people in my life ever again.

So please, when a fellow victim is telling you they are not comfortable with the pressure to forgive their abusers to whom they owe nothing, a little respect and consideration would be nice.

#NoFearFriday

9 Powerful Questions To Help Your Spiritual Growth

These questions are designed to help you to look within - it is best to do this exercise with yourself rather than with others.

1. Do I love myself? - A lack of self-love is the root cause of all suffering, reduce your suffering by being kind to yourself and doing something you love today.

2. What kind of energy am I surrounding myself with? - If you’re around people, places and things you hate you cannot expect to have a positive life. Similarly if you’re feeding your body junk - you will feel like junk.

3. Am I holding on to the past? - Whether it’s pain, anger or resentment towards any experience you’ve had in the past - it’s taking away your ability to be present. The past has already gone - the present moment is all that exists.

4. Where is my focus right now? - Whatever you focus on grows, if you are focused on your pain or resentment, this will grow and consume other areas of your life. Similarly if you are focused on what you are grateful for you will attract more of what you love into your life.

5. Am I happy with the life I’m living? - If the answer is no, you know you need to make some significant changes. This life is too short to spend doing things you hate.

6. Whose life am I living? - Living your life according to the opinions of others makes you their prisoner. Start living in a way that serves and fulfils you 

7. Am I creating my reality or letting life happen to me? - Take responsibility for the way you feel and use your actions to create a better reality right now.

8. Am I comparing myself to others? - The greatest way to doubt yourself is by comparison to others. You are a unique individual - you are here for your own purpose and they are here for theirs.

9. Am I being honest with myself? - Lying to yourself creates resistance inside you which will be reflected in those you meet in your every day life.

Peace & positive vibes.

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A couple questions popped into my mind while I was drawing this: what will grunge look like in the 23rd century and will Caprisun still exist?

a piece of metal burnt my arm the other week and now it’s healed but it’s left a definite scar on my pasty pale skin - right where one might inject dope

gonna have lots of people assuming I spent time with a substance I did not spend time with (:

#TuesdayTruth

What They Don’t Tell You About Being Spiritual

We can read all the quotes, conspiracy theories & sacred texts we want, but the truth about being “spiritual” is that walking the path is extremely challenging. It will require us to constantly check ourselves on our behaviour, beliefs and actions.

It’s difficult to separate ourselves from the emotions we feel in the moment and understand why we feel the way we do. Becoming the observer of our thoughts, emotions & actions and then asking “why is the body acting in this way?” is something that requires much knowledge of self & distance from the ego.

Being “spiritual” means recognising the relationship we (the body) have with ourselves (the energy that drives the vessel) - this allows us to take a different perspective on life and transcend that which limits us. Hate, jealousy, anger & greed are all limitations that we can be drawn to if we solely identify with the physical form.

If we want to improve our quality of life, feel free & enjoy the rest of the time we have here - it’s essential to start recognising that everything that happens outside of us is a reflection of how we are feeling inside. Every single experience we have has something of value to teach us - regardless of how painful or pleasurable. 

Seeing others as reflections of ourselves is a big part of this - there is no other, we are all one. When we see others in pain - they reflect a part of us that also feels this pain. Acknowledging this perspective breaks down the illusion of separation and encourages us to live through the spirit - as opposed to the ego.

The ultimate truth to be recognised here is that the spiritual path is a never-ending journey of self-discovery, learning and growth. Everything happens for a reason - if we choose to learn what the reasons are. There are no accidents or coincidences - you are exactly where you need to be right now.

There is a difference between knowing the path & walking the path.

Peace & positive vibes.

In a society that profits off of disease, the best plan of action is to learn to heal yourself. Start by listening to your body, really pay attention to what it is telling you because it’s speaking to you directly. Feeling tired? Rest and take a nap, don’t ingest caffeine. Feeling a bit ill? Don’t ignore it and exhaust yourself forward, listen. This is where it starts. By paying attention to your vessel and giving it the nourishment it’s asking for. Not when it’s too late because your body can wait, no. You know best, not your doctor. You because you feel the pain and endure the illness. You because you’re the one directly impacted in the end, and they reap the benefits. Tune into yourself, assess your vessel, and research the natural remedies necessary to heal you. Mother Gaia loves her children enough to give us all that we need to soothe our pain and ailments. She loves and gives freely, wishing for her children to be well and thrive. Heal thyself. It is your power and your responsibility.