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5 days ago

When we first started dating, I would get annoyed at the pace in which she moved through life. I was always on my way somewhere, focused on the end goal, not wanting to be one minute late. Ten years later, I find myself stopping to stand in awe of the tiny mushroom growing on the tree and the little, smooth rock that is perfectly shaped in the dirt or the bird singing in the tree. I suppose that’s what love and truly understanding someone does to you — it changes you — helps you to evolve into a stronger, better version of you. 📷: @raylene_rose #latergram #beepresent #mudfalls #twobrides #lgbtqlove

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5 days ago

Self-observation has been the most important yet the most difficult aspect of The Work to teach. It is an end goal, the gateway to freedom and the vehicle for having choice in our lives. The first step is developed attention. “ from Be Present: Reflections On The Way by Molly Knight Forde. Find the link in profile or on Amazon.com. #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent #awarenessschool #fourthway #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #spiritualliving #presence #meditation #transformation #mystic #consciousness

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6 days ago

Rockin’ the Carhartt’s. Tomorrow starts the first Awareness School weeklong retreat on our new property on San Juan Island. After that I fly solo in the woods for a while, recalibrating and getting a total nature immersion. 🐝 🐝 🐝 My glamping tent arrived in the mail today just in time and we are building a “permaculture style” outdoor kitchen this week. 🐝 🐝 🐝 Later this summer we consult with the Bullocks and their planning firm. This is actually happening. 🐝 🐝 🐝 Been working toward this moment for many years. 🐝 🐝 🐝 The Awareness School looks forward to hosting you. #meditation #spiritualliving #spiritualretreat #permaculture #sanjuanidlands #presence #bepresent #beepresent #awarenessschool #backtonature #mysticism #shankara #consciousness #answersforthesefuckeduptimes

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1 week ago

“In the midst of the madness, don’t forget to ride the wave..” 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊This was my mantra this morning to get up at 6am to get my meditation in and then get my butt in the water. ☀️ 🙏 🌊 Its been a hell of a week as we have had a sudden loss in the family when Adams dads wife Kim passed away last week. 😞 While Adam is in Costa Rica getting things sorted I am holding down the fort preparing for #beefest2018 and feeling acutely aware how unpredictable life can be.. Life is too short and too long to not enjoy.. and yes that means every damn day! So it is with my sweet mother in laws passing that she gives me the gift to cherish today. I am doing that in her honor and will continue to live my life to the fullest always thinking of those who are no longer able to. So find a few moments here and there to breathe, move, laugh and enjoy. It doesn’t mean you don’t work hard and boss the hell of life but you remember the sweet stuff too.. Kim was the real version of a Malibu beach surfer girl so I know she would approve of me getting out there and getting it done! So this ones for you Kimmy! I know you’re surfing into heaven and riding the big one! I hope we will meet again in the great beyond.. For the rest of you, cherish today because you can! #livelifehappy #carpediem #beepresent #beachgirlsforlife #lifestooshort #liveadventurously #liveauthentic

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1 week ago

The Awareness School registered trademark and cover of my book Be Present: Reflections On The Way. Perhaps you can judge a book by its cover. In deep gratitude to Vanessa Couto for her amazing artwork and graphic designer Jason Storey for the book layout. There are also pages with Vanessa’s mandalas. They are doing marvelous design projects including websites. Deep gratitude for this beautiful book with lots of 5 star reviews on Amazon. Your review is much appreciated. Link in profile or find the book on Amazon. 🐝 🐝 🐝 #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #awarenessschool #dailyread #essays #spiritualliving #meditation #fourthway #gurdjieff #jgbennett #presencepractice #selfobservation

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1 week ago

Bee here 🐝 N O W 🐝 . We've all heard it a million times. Be present. Live in the now. It's easier said than done. For me, I've gotten to a place where I can be here now(ish) 😉 in my meditation, but I'm also trying to bring that presence into all parts of my life. Yesterday on my afternoon walk, I have this stretch of sorta busy street that I usually avoid. But I went that way and noticed the side of the street was FILLED with these flowers. I think they're known as bachelor's buttons. The whole block was covered in them. White, pink, purple 🌺 And the bees! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 they were happily buzz buzz buzzing around 🐝 And it made me very happy that I walked that way and stopped to beeeee present ✨👁✨ . #bepresent #bee #beepresent #wildflowers #observations #meditateeverydamnday #spiritualawakening #spiritualjourney #spiritualwisdom #wearetheoneswehavebeenwaitingfor #rememberyourlight #theuniversehasyourback #afternoonwalk #beherenow #presence

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2 weeks ago

Get paid for NOT using your phone with the #BeePresentApp 🐝 The Short of It. Download the BeePresent app, create an account, and enter the join code: ec3a42. Don't use your phone daily between 5 pm and 6:30 pm (EST) starting Friday, July 6 for one week. Win $100 Google Play or App Store/iTunes gift card by being the person who used his or her smartphone the least during the event. Click the link in the bio to download the app. #contest #phubbing #beepresent #giftcardgiveaway #googleplaystore #AppStore

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2 weeks ago

Get paid for NOT using your phone with the #BeePresentApp 🐝 The Short of It. Download the BeePresent app, create an account, and enter the join code: ec3a42. Don't use your phone daily between 5 pm and 6:30 pm (EST) starting Friday, July 6 for one week. Win $100 Google Play or App Store/iTunes gift card by being the person who used his or her smartphone the least during the event. Click the link in the bio to download the app. #contest #phubbing #beepresent #giftcardgiveaway #googleplaystore #AppStore

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2 weeks ago

It was a big day on Friday! Adam wrapped up 22 years in the fire service and entered the ranks of full time entrepreneur. 🔥 ****** It’s a big shift but one we’ve been working towards for many years and it feels exciting to see what the future holds for us now. ******** It takes something to make big changes in life. It’s so easy to keep doing the things the way they have always been done. Even if you know it’s time for a change, that the life you’re living no longer quite fits. ****** But it takes getting really uncomfortable at times to take that next step into the next phase of life. So it’s with great excitement, trepidation and big ball of “oh shit here we go” that we move into this next phase of life. It seems kind of perfect that it’s lining up just before our biggest celebration yet, Bee - Fest! So there’s one more reason to celebrate with you all and we are excited to get to do that in just a few weeks! So here we go! .....Wish us luck and if you feel like it, throw @fitfordutyorg your best emoji congratulations! 🍾🎈🎉🎊 #lifechanges #newchapter #beeadventurous #beepresent #beethewellness

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3 weeks ago

Happy humpday folks.. In the midst of the madness don’t forget to take time to notice the beauty all around you. There’s no better way to reconnect back into your abundance then simply noticing the magic all around us.. I mean look at this beauty, it’s pretty freaking magical! What’s magical in your space? Look around. Drink it in:) 🌸 🌳 🌞 💦🐶🦋🍃🍄🌵🐿🕊 #beepresent #Sacredgeometry. #plantmedicine #naturesgift #succulents #naturalbeauty #highvibrations #beauty #magic

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3 weeks ago

Well isn’t this the bees knees!? This sweet little guy rested on my lap for an hour while I sang to him and petted his furry little back. Such a little lover. I love bees they are so sensitive to energy. When you are calm and loving to them they will love you. If you freak out and swat, you might get stung! All life is the same way...it’s all about intention and the vibes we put out to each other. What vibes are you expressing today? #choosewisely #beepresent #beelove #thebeesknees #beauty #nature #life #lokahsamastahsukhinobhavantu #beelife #🐝 #compassionforanimals #savethebees #savethebees 🐝 #beesknees #bee #iloveyouhoney #lifeisprecious #love #life #interspeciesfriendship #beeutiful

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3 weeks ago

I saw this today on @mikkicaptured page! It's something I've struggled with recently. It's not always easy to stay present and stay mindful when you know there is so much you want to do, "need" to do, have to do, etc... but really, the only thing you can control is the here and the now and to be living any place else will just make you miserable. . . . . . . . #savethebees #bepresent #beepresent #mindful #mindfulness #grounding #staygrounded #stayfly #meditation #balance #itsallaboutbalance #anxiety #thefuturesnotreal #igot99problems #youprobablyone #staypresent #present #anxietywarrior

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3 weeks ago

Are you living your life to the fullest? 🤨 So many of us put off the things we truly want to create in our lives.. as if we just have an infinite amount of time.. I get so frustrated hearing people talk about how someday they will be way they want to be, live the life they want to live, look the way they want to look, but that someday stays just outside the perimeter of reality always in the land of “not now.” One of the best things that ever happened to me was almost dying in 2011.. Laying in the hospital for almost a month in and out of consciousness I had deeply transformative experience which included truly grasping that I was going to die.. If not now someday soon and if I made it out of this predicament I would no longer waste my precious time on anything other than the most authentic expression of my life. It would truly be mine. I would stop being stopped by my stories and I would actually live the fuck out of life! It hasn’t always been easy but I can say that making the commitment to living my most authentic expression created an opening in the universe and the elements of life miraculously showed up to support me..But it took the commitment, the unwavering attention to authenticity and an unflappable sense of stepping into who I wanted to be AND a zero tolerance for the words “maybe someday!” If you are not living your truest expression, stop wasting your precious time. Commit to stepping into your destiny. Because your destiny is to live your souls biggest expression. If you don’t know where to start, start by picturing what that life is and getting quiet to hear the divinity that resides inside of you. Go out into the forest, walk on the beach, get close to nature and ask for guidance. It will come and when it does LISTEN, RECEIVE and take steps in that direction. Sadly we don’t have an infinite amount of time that we know of and if you’re living anything other than your highest vibration then it’s time to embrace your purpose and get moving. I believe in you. Now go get em tigah! #beepresent #beeauthentic #authenticself #liveauthentic #uniquepurpose #digdeep

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4 weeks ago

That time we transformed a white tent tent into a "bee-utiful" dreamy garden. Centerpieces looked like trees growing from the tables, the succulent aroma of honey wafted through the breeze. Amber beeswax candles hung precariously from the branches above. We had a dandy of a gent typing personalized poems in the corner. And the cocktails were the bees knees! A transformation indeed.🐝 #transformationtuesday #welovewhatwedo #albrechtevents #wedoevents #corporateevents #epicevents #beetheme #inspiredevents #beeinthemoment #beekind #beehonest #beepresent

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1 month ago

I don’t know what it is about trees but they really help you feel present and when it comes to trees it seems the bigger the better. ****** I always think of them as ancient guides silently communicating to us in ways we can feel rather than hear. Can’t wait to be smack dab in the middle of the Redwood forest in just over a month. Gathering with people from all over the world. Literally coming to celebrate our lives and to rejoice in our human experience together. ****** To me that’s what Bee - Fest is all about, celebrating ourselves. We are all working so hard. We are all searching for solutions to feel better, look better, be better. Often we forget to actually celebrate the victories and take a moment to be in our bliss. ******** We rationalize going to one event over another because maybe it will help me get a better job, meet better people, train better, look better, think better.. but where does better exist? ******** When can you say to yourself I’ve arrived? What does that space look like or feel like? ******* I’m all for self work and I’ve done a lifetime of it ( just one that I know of for sure, but I bet there are others;) I think it’s important to stop and celebrate who we are now at least once in a while. ***** Congratulate yourself for the progress you’ve made and the who you’ve become. ***** There is so much power and wisdom in actually being the person you want to be rather than always searching for her around the corner. ******* So wherever you are, stop, celebrate and rejoice in who you are now. Be in the bliss of your beautiful perfect self. Just as you are now. Because I think you’re amazing! You should too! #beepresent #morethanselflove #selfgratitude #congratulations #youreamazing #theendoftherainbow #powertalks 👁 #beefest2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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1 month ago

This Blessing Way Sound Bath was for @janettecasolary and her amazing photography studio. Boudoir is her specialty and the studio is set perfectly for light and atmosphere. You can see how she has captured the essence of my work here. • For this sound bath, there were trolleys and sirens accenting the light language and Balinese gamelon. Luckily it was in perfect harmony with the crystal singing bowls so I wove it into the “orchestral landscape”. • Blessings on her deep work with women in their element. #crystaltones #singingbowls #soundbaths #chakraalignment #musiciansofinstagram #healersofinstagram #mysticmessenger #shamanicsoundhealing #awarenessschool #bepresent #beepresent #topaz #abalone #smokeyquartz #gamelan #balinesegamelan

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Loving our hives! @rominejoseph . . The benefits of honey seem to be endless. Like liquid gold! 🍯 . Just to name a few.. . •Moisturizes the skin and hair . •Can be used as a multivitamin because it’s loaded with minerals . •Heals wounds and burns with its soothing and antibacterial properties and encourages new cell growth with its antioxidant properties . •Coats the throat, relieving sore throat and acid reflux . •Better for your blood sugar levels because it’s lower on the glycemic index than most sweeteners . •Feeds good gut bacteria . •Preservative for foods and body products . •Increases fertility . •Relieves allergies . •Enhances cognition such as improving memory, and lowering stress and depression https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/958721/ . . . #honeyismedicine #foodismedicine #consciouseating #honey #honeybees #honeybeehives #beekeeper #savethebees #honeylove #wholefoods #holistichealth #holisticremedies #holisticnutrition #holisticliving #rawhoney #nutrition #beewell #beefree #beeyou #beepresent #yogaisawayoflife #selfcare #selflove #yogaasmedicine #massagetherapy #yogatherapy #followyourpassion #northvillemi #plymouthmichigan #thegnarlyknot

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1 month ago

REMINDER: • • • • There is an inexhaustible light within you. It is ever burning and true. • • • When you remember and connect with it, you cease to desire achievement and improvement, but instead harness your innate power. Fear disappears. • • • You know you are enough in every way. You can serve a purpose beyond your wildest dreams by knowing this place in you. You quit trying to control and make it happen. You learn to trust. • • • Find it without looking. Release and surrender. Trust that you are divinely supported in a way you never thought possible. • • • The light burns brightly and illuminates your way. #awarenessschool #beepresent #selfacceptance #selfremembering #trust #surrender #itsalreadythere

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1 month ago

“Our transformation does not arise from labeling something as a limiting belief or coming up with reasons for why we do what we do. Impressions that feed us are an objective snapshot of us as it is happening, not an analysis afterward. Once we gather many snapshots, we begin to understand what creates our negative emotion. We see how these emotions like anger, fear, frustration or jealousy are built on associations that are highly subjective and untrue. With impressions, we get a snapshot of how attached we are to illusion.” from Be Present: Reflections On The Way. Available on Amazon.com. See profile as well. 🐝 🐝 🐝 #negativeemotions #identification #attachment #anger #jealousy #fear #impressions #fourthway #awarenessschool #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent

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1 month ago

My husband made me this for my birthday ☕️ chuffed to bits just a little 😍

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1 month ago

My daughter has been having some epic meltdowns lately and this past weekend was no exception. It wasn’t my best parenting moment. She kicked, hit, screamed, spit, scratched, you name it. I tried my best to stay calm when she’s like this, but I just lost it and I yelled back. We both needed a little break to cool down so we went to the gym (naturally my go-to de-stress place). The whole ride there I was frustrated with myself for yelling and the way I handled the situation. As we pulled in, the song “Everything is gonna be alright” came on by Kenny Chesney. Then I hear this sweet little voice in the back starting to sing the chorus . Cue the hormonal tears . I let her see me sad, apologized for yelling, and we talked about being a better listener. Cue even more tears when this little 2 year old apologized back. What was an embarrassing parenting moment for me, turned into a precious teaching moment - for us both . Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own individual needs that we forget to see our kids’ needs. There were several times last week where I ignored her “warning signs” (if you will) of her trying to tell me to stop, slow down, and play with her. Every book I read felt rushed because I needed to get some cleaning done. There were several times she would say “Mommy, will you play with me? Just for ONE minute?” and how many times I responded with, “In a minute - I just need to finish this first.” When I did end up sitting with her, my mind was elsewhere thinking of what was next on my to-do list. . While I was at the gym that day, I started listening to this amazing podcast by @megmeekermd called Finding Balance for Working Moms (swipe for screenshot of podcast - HIGHLY recommend it). The topic and information couldn’t have been better timing. I’ll be working on another post about it soon. . In the meantime, nap time is over and I’ll be busy pretending to be a bus driver, waving at pretend bears, running from spiders, and jumping in puddles - because that’s what we BOTH need #everythingisgonnabealright

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2 months ago

I went to my women's meditation retreat this last weekend, with an open heart but a screaming mind. Femininity is something I have always shied away from, and yet here we were! All kinds of different ages, backgrounds, interests, and perspectives, invested in working together on the same spiritual practices for many months. The uncomfortable feelings in the beginning of not knowing each other, lead to uncomfortable feelings of social interactions as our conversations became more specific to what's going on in our individual lives, which lead to uncomfortable feelings of looking at ourselves and why we react as we do. I've come on the other side of this retreat more comfortable with being a woman than I ever had before, and with that, being more comfortable with how I truly feel and what I truly think. It's still uncomfortable to be as honest with everyone else as I grew into the habit of being honest with them, but I cannot unsee the value of authentic expression. I set off this journey with the intention "to love my enemy, who is myself," and in this process discovered that fighting myself creates the conditions to be an enemy to my own sense of peace. But being an ally with myself creates the conditions to be at peace. Thank you Circle of Light women! You have all taught me so much, mahalo nui loa, e aloha e, Alysha Alohilani Photos by Stephanie Marie Parrish

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2 months ago

I finished this piece a couple weeks ago but got caught up with life and forgot to post it! 🌊 It’s really fun to see how my painting style grows and changes as I continue to paint. This painting turned out so differently and so much better than I expected when I first started it mostly because of the things I learned as I worked on other things in between and just let it sit and speak to me. Maybe procrastination is actually helpful?? 🤔🐝 • • • • • • #sweetrbee #BeePresent #womenwhopaint #artistsofinstagram #m22life #lakemichigan #lakemichiganpainting #summer #summerbreeze #waterpainting

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2 months ago

"What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack." -author unknown Most people don't like bees. I don't really enjoy them buzzing around my head, but have learned to ignore them. Yesterday, a couple of my girls were stressing out over bees being near them, so I tried to teach them to sit still and relax around them. We spent a good part of the afternoon learning about different types of bees, why they sting, and what other useful things they can do (pollination, honey, etc.). I wasn't sure how well it would stick, until this morning when one of my girls was sitting in the window. She motioned at me to come over, and then showed me the honey bees that were flying around outside and told me they were "pollinating!" She then proceeded to tell me a very different story about what she thought the bees were doing (the day before they had been"flying around looking for something to sting"). I love this part of my job. So much. #beeeducated #beepresent

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2 months ago

To write a substantial book feels like an insurmountable hurdle. Somehow my latest book simply evolved from a regular practice of writing blogs, even when I had nothing to write about. 🐝 Yes it involves the war of art, meaning discipline even when the well feels dry. It is almost as if the act of showing up renders its own reward. 🐝 The Awareness School has all kinds of ways of learning to do what “it” doesn’t like. Holding those conflicting parts of us in presence yields tremendous results. 🐝so my book: Be Present: Reflections On The Way is a living testament to these practices. 🐝 If you are dreaming of writing a book, sit down and write a page today, even if it is crap. Then tomorrow do the same. It works just like that. 🐝 Please let me know how you do with this. Make it a game. Make it fun. There is power in not taking ourselves so damn seriously. #selfdiscipline #awareness #innerconflict #selfsabotage #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent

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2 months ago

As we enter this new transitional phase of light consciousness, a phase in which our metamorphosis becomes much more apparent, I wanted to create the new look of my website and my message. It starts with not just amazing photography, but professional photography with an eye toward that message. For 3 years, I have wanted to work with Timothy Jane Graham. She captures the light of Being and the Being of light. She knows how to convey the story in pictures. 🐝 This is a quick snap my husband took during the shoot in the desert. The spirit warriors were with us. The angels of sound and the many assisting the herald of a new dawn made themselves known. We all felt the magic. 🐝 🐝 I can’t wait to share the new look, the new offerings and the retreats on San Juan Island coming down the pike. The Awareness School welcomes you to come experience living in the new frequency. Taste the future in the now. 🐝 🐝 🐝 #awarenessschool #higherconsciousness #lightconsciousness #metamorphosis #photography #branding #light #joshuatree #bepresent #beepresent #soundhealing #alchemycrystalsingingbowls #crystaltones #abalone #singingbowls

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2 months ago

“Our purpose in a nutshell is to learn to love. That comes down to every small choice we make in daily life all the way up to forgiving ourselves and others in a big way. We are meant to cocreate as stewards of God. When Love is bursting forth in us, the Source of all things is operating through us.” Beings Of Light an excerpt from my latest book Be Present: Reflections On The Way 🐝 🐝 🐝 #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent #forgiveness #love #purpose #awareness #awarenessschool

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3 months ago

Look what I spied in the esoteric bookstore. It stands out don’t you think? 🐝 🐝 🐝 So grateful to Vanessa Couto for her beautiful rendition of my logo which is now trademarked. 🐝 🐝 🐝 Be Present:Reflections On The Way is available on Amazon and will be distributed to more bookstores soon. 🐝 🐝 🐝 #bepresentreflectionsontheway #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #presence #meditation #uniquemindfulnesstechniques #fourthway #awarenessschool #shortessays #beepresent

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3 months ago

A great quote! Since I’ve committed to pray and be still(meditate)multiple times a day(even if just a minute). Has allowed me to be more present and thoughtful through out each day:)! Enjoy your Week!

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3 months ago

So excited to be selling my cards at The Hive in Arroyo Grande! They are designed exclusively for this unique shop. You should come and check it out! 🐝

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3 months ago

Above all, I have realized how multi faceted creativity is, and what it means for me. This whole month and a half that lent has been going on, I've been uninspired to create any quilled art. There was guilt and shame in not doing any, so I'd branch out into other mini projects or journal entries to try to get my creative flow going again. But after a few weeks, I saw how creative my posts were becoming. Metaphors flowed between my pictures and the words. At home and at work, I created solutions to problems. With friends I created memories and love. With myself I created values of honesty, dedication, and gentleness. Just because I'm not in the mood to make art doesn't mean I'm not creative! Creativity is a flow of decisions and actions. So I have decided to start my approach to quilling in my new light. The piece is a "self portrait" of a dense, black mandala with streams of swirly light breaking through! A reflection of how I feel. A reflection on my lent reflections. A reflection of who I am. I am a renewed artist and person! (Lent 40/40) Happy belated Easter friends, wishing you all a rebirth of spirit and joy.

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3 months ago

The only person I want to bee 🐝 better than is the one I was yesterday 💕 so much going on in the world 🌍 so many distractions when the real work is to still your mind and go inward 💡 this has been my focus of late and it’s an interesting journey 👣 that we can only walk alone xx #deep #soulfood image via @spiritually_awaken_soul

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3 months ago

A delightful friend wrote this on the kitchen blackboard. It's a beautiful reminder of staying present and letting my light shine without expectation. Have had some very happy news that I hope to be able to share later this week - feel like my life is starting to blossom again 🌻 - - - - - #happytimes #happydays #beepresent #dreamingofthebee #letitshine

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3 months ago

“Our mentally constructed sense of self is tainted by conditioning, so we really have no objectivity about who we are and why we do the things we do. 🐝 I know this sounds disconcerting, and no one likes to hear that they don’t realize what is going on inside of them. In fact, we don’t want to believe that. If it is true, almost everything we know ourselves to be is false. 🐝 To become truly Self-conscious leads to Self-remembering. The importance of this lies in our evolution as a species here on the planet. “ 🐝 from Be Present: Reflections On The Way by Molly Knight Forde. 🐝 Now sold on amazon.com. 🐝 🐝 🐝 #bepresentreflectionsontheway #bepresent #beepresent #awarenessschool #conditioning #mentalanalysis #selfobservation #selfremembering #evolution #humanrace #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram

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3 months ago

I used to get upset by how many unfinished paintings I have laying around the house. I’m definitely a Type A, perfectionist who values how much I accomplish in a day. But I’m learning more and more that art is so much less about the final product and more about the journey and the process and that you can’t force progress. There are definitely times that in order to fulfill my need to finish and accomplish something I’ve started on a section of a painting only to have to redo it later because it wasn’t right. If I had just taken a step back and let it speak to me, I could have saved myself so much time and energy on the back end! So here’s to embracing all of my unfinished paintings and learning to enjoy the process rather than pushing forward simply for the sake of accomplishing ✌🏼🐝 #BeePresent • • • • #sweetrbee #artistsoninstagram #handpaintedwineglasses #acrylicartist #unfinishedpaintings #learningtobepresent

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3 months ago

Spiritual practice for my body: "I Love." The practice comes in as the constant work to remember this simple truth. It is through my body that I am able to even be here. It is through my body that I am able to see lovely things, to do what I love, to show my love to others, to feel others' love. My body is a miracle machine! I do not have to ask my organs to function, I do not have to ask my cuts to heal, I do not have to ask for another breath. It is given to me by the wonder that is my body. As I'm seeing more and more of the reasons behind my self consciousness of appearance, I see more and more how much I haven't been loving my body. It's easier to hide my body than take care of my body. It's easier to lay around in my body than work out my body. It's easier to be tense and protect my body than be relaxed and open with my body. It's easier to get upset if it seems someone likes looking at my body than to like looking at my own body. I am grateful I am healthy and able. I am grateful for the memories I have accumulated here. I may know my body as mine, but others know it as Alysha. There is a relationship I may have with this Alysha-body, and as with any relationship, it is a developing journey together. All day I can do much spiritual work simply in remembering BODY = I LOVE. (Lent 37/40)

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Spiritual practice for my heart: "I know." The practice is to constantly remember this simple truth. So often I am stuck in my back and forth considering of everything, that I ignore the steady feeling behind it all. That, is the steady knowing of my soul. When I feel wronged by a person or a scenario I justify withdrawing or acting out, even though in the center of my being, I know the right thing to do is be honest with how I'm feeling. When a video comes across my screen shows someone's heart, mine swells to recognize theirs, and together we can share in the beauty of what they're doing. When someone is singing their heart out, or when someone is being cold or warm hearted, it is the truest damn thing. I usually zigzag my way across situations, trying to navigate it safely by considering my next steps and what others may do, only to be blindsided by the things I didn't know. But when I am true to what I am feeling, and brave enough to be open to others about it, the way through the situation is revealed. There is a "knowing" we have when someone is unhappy. There is a "knowing" we have when someone is trying to steer the conversation to what they want. This quiet language of understanding is always correct, and I can do true and frequent spiritual work by remembering my HEART = I KNOW. (Lent 36/40)

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Spiritual practice for my mind: "I don't know." The practice is in the constant work to remember this simple truth. So often I am convinced that what I'm thinking of is reality, and so so often I am ill informed. I may believe someone is being harsh with their words towards me, when really they are uncomfortable with the topic and are rushing to get away from it. I may believe I am helping another, when really they're in the middle of a process that I'm now interrupting. I may believe I'm being uplifting, when really a person's feeling like I'm not listening to what they need. I may believe someone is ignoring what I said, when really they didn't know how deeply I felt about my casual sounding sentence. There are so many factors to what's really happening with myself and others, I am stumbling into the world blind. Because I can perceive physical things around me and judge my interactions with them correctly, I am illusioned into believing all of my perceptions are true and valid. My problem-solving mind mechanism is so fucking certain of everything, most of all with what's going on with me, that I am CONVINCED that my perception of things is always right. But I do not know. When I practice opening my mind to what others see as true, and be modest in what I conclude, I can move peacefully through the world. Authenticity is in what I don't know. A good friend of ours said to us, "I've found that I can either stand on the edge of our bright fuzzy world, staring into the dark infinity and be lost in my thoughts about what it is, or I can turn around and look upon our bright fuzzy world and be joyous of what I find there, even if I don't get it." All day, I can do so much spiritual work just by remembering MIND = I DONT KNOW. (Lent 35/40)

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“To tune into how my energy meets another person’s energy requires me to be present and aware of my energy field while simultaneously noticing theirs. We are often so engrossed in our own drama that we miss the energetic cues. 🐝 Developing an energetic edge is not just for empaths and HSP’s. It’s for everyone who wants to understand more about the unseen communication between people.” 🐝 Catch my blog “Understanding Energetic Edge” at mollyknightforde.com under blogs. 🐝 #boundaries #energeticboundaries #seeingtheunseen #edge #empath #hsp #intuition #feltsense #awarenessschool #energeticedge #bepresent #beepresent #energeticmanners

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