2018 was the year of initiation. the year of learning lessons, releasing karma, and encountering that which challenges our soul. it has been a karmic roller coaster, to say the least. we have gone through an initiation that has set us up perfectly to step into your purpose during 2019. it’s time for you to become the hero of your story. in numerology, 2019 is represented by the number three ( 2+1+9=12  — 1+2=3). it’s the number of creation and magic. whatever you consciously create during the upcoming year will set the stage for the years to come. in 2019, you are deserving of a happy ending. own your power and create that for yourself next year!  ✨

A soulmate is like a best friend, but more.
It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else.
It’s someone who makes you a better person.
Actually, they don’t make you a better person, you do that yourself because they inspire you.
A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever.
It’s the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.
And no matter what happens, you’ll always love them.
Nothing can ever change that.

A little birthday present to myself of my most beloved ship and their love for each other.

Art and Alys © WishingStarInAJar
Wakfu related elements and characters © Ankama
Quote from Dawnson’s Creek

Before you begin practice, enlightenment is your motivation. In fact, you must have motivation if you are to practice. But once you start practice, you must drop your intention to seek enlightenment. Motivation is a form of self-attachment, and if you don’t drop attachment, you will never realize enlightenment.

- Master Sheng Yen

Daily Teachings of the Masters, December 9, 2018

You are learning how to surrender to love.
Now at first, you may think this will disempower you,
but oh no!
You will be tapping into the strength of great leaders
and spiritual warriors alike.
Surrender all problems, all situations to love.
From there you will be guided
and led.
But first, you must be willing to surrender.
And so it is.

I just feel like heaven and hell are a place that’s inside each of us and we’re the ones who choose which one to explore. I mean, like, you know, I think you have to have both to have an understanding of why they exist. Shit wouldn’t be balanced if we didn’t have hell. I don’t think you’d be able to appreciate how amazing it feels to sit on a rooftop with all your friends as you’re watching the sunset listening to your favorite Lorde song if you didn’t want to kill yourself sometimes. You know and I think we’re all like, you know, a step away from both. I feel like both universes are so near to us. I don’t really think that heaven is all the way up at the top of whatever all of this is, and that hell is all the way down at the bottom. I think it’s all right here in front of us. I think they layer onto our realities like filters on an Instagram image. We see our lives through heaven and hell, and I think we always have a say in which one we can choose. You know because, even when your life is dog shit, heaven is just as close as it was before. You don’t really get further away from it, you just lose the ability to take notice of it, I guess. But I know how you feel, man. I feel like God is really quiet sometimes in my stupid life. But I still know that it’s all still right there in front of my face. It’s not really a matter of looking or searching, it’s a matter of seeing things for what they are. It’s all so much closer to you than you think it is. It’s all just a breath away.
Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance; the insurance company is within: self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness.

Dalai Lama

twin flame v.s soulmate

I’m back with another original most, wow! before I jump in, I just want to make it clear that these labels should not define or confine the relationships we encounter in our lives. at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what type of soulmate someone is. these labels only exist in the 3d, they’re a way for our egos to organize and comprehend the experience. so don’t get too obsessed or freaked out over which label fits your connection! 🌟💗🌟

the main difference lies within the purpose of each connection.

  • our twin flame will come into our lives to be a catalyst for change and personal growth. they show up where we’re truly ready to step into our power but have been hesitating or holding back. they’re the push that forces us to uplevel our lives and become the person we’re meant to be. the twin flame connection is much more than a love connection! in some cases, our twin flame might not even be a love interest. a twin flame can be a friend, a sibling, or even a rival. 
  • our soulmate comes into our lives to provide us with an external source of unconditional love and divine harmony. before we meet this person we usually have to have a strong sense of internal love before we can be a vibrational match for them. they’re our perfect vibrational match! everything feels light, airy, joyful, and peaceful when we’re around them. it’s less shocking than the twin flame energy. spiritually, our soulmates serve the purpose of raising our vibration and being the person we can be most authentic around. 

how can you tell the difference? 

  • the soulmate meeting will likely feel easy, free, and effortless. the twin flame meeting will likely be unexpected, tumultuous, and intense. twin flames usually come into our life when we’re unprepared while soulmates come in at the ‘perfect’ time when our vibration is hight. 
  • your twin flame will likely be very similar to you but opposing at the same time. your soulmate will feel like they just ‘fit’. 
  • there’s usually something keeping twin flames ‘apart’. in reality, we are all connected and never truly separated but twin flames tend to have barriers. either distance, age, religion, or third parties interfere during the relationship. this is a way of the universe ‘testing’ the relationship to see if both souls are willing. 
  • your life will be completely uprooted during a twin flame connection. 

which one is better? 

- there’s a lot of stigma in the spiritual community that insinuates the idea of twin flames being more desirable than soulmates. I haaaattte this haha. both are incredibly important and valid connections! we decide, before incarnating, what we want to experience and we choose our relationships for a reason. every single connection we make is just as important than the last. not everyone is meant to have a twin flame. not everyone is meant to have a soulmate! and that’s perfectly okay! 💕💕 

alright loves, that’s all I have for you! I’d love to hear your experience with these two relationships! 🌟🌟🌟