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Nature soothes the edges in all the right ways. //✨✨
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May you tap into your highest, most Supreme Self and answer only to yourself and your higher power as authentically as @ruthbaderg did. Be fierce. Be honorable. Be audacious and most importantly be YOU. Thank you Queen for your service. You left the world a better place and you are such an expander for me. ✨✨
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It’s never going away. You can ignore it and it will turn into a life of feeling victimized or you can feel it , heal it and live life feeling in love with your beautiful Self. Either one is fine but let’s be clear- it’s up to YOU to change. You can’t control the circumstances but you CAN control your responses by witnessing, owning and healing those triggers. ✨✨One thought leader I follow who wakes me up to how to alchemize triggers into self awareness and compassion is @mastinkipp . If you need to do some deep work and not sure where to start his work is super impactful and easy to digest. ✨✨The most important thing is to not ignore it. The most loving thing I’ve done for humanity is healing my own trauma. There is freedom on the other side and the difficulties of being human never goes away but it does get much easier when we heal the things that trigger us.✨✨#comehometoyourSelf ...

I get it. I feel scared often too. We all have our reasons to feel that way starting with simply being human and especially if you had a rough early start. My own upbringing scared me to death on a daily basis but there are ways to get back to a calmer, more resourced you. ✨✨My little girl body produced and gushed cortisol through my developing nervous system on the regular. I was a scared basket case for most of my life. It was a long journey back to calm but it was worth it. ✨✨I remember the exact moment in time when I decided I needed to stand on high alert. To be hyper vigilant. My father had just returned from a long stint out at sea in his role as an enlisted Navy man. It seemed that I had always been afraid of him but we were having a playful moment wrestling in the living room when I paused and joyfully declared “Daddy I’m not afraid of you anymore!” I was overjoyed to feel safe in the presence of my father and thought I had been mistaken about being scared of him. It lasted about half a second. My father stopped dead in his tracks and pointed a finger in my face and demanded to me that I better be afraid of him. ✨✨The fun stopped in that moment and I declared to my little girl self that was the last time I would ever let my guard down and especially with him. ✨✨I realized I would be afraid of him forever. A Course in Miracles calls it “one tiny mad idea”. ✨✨As I embarked on the healing journey I knew that my father was mistaking fear with respect and it mattered greatly to him that I respect him. But my little girl self just wanted to be nourished and loved and mostly just not scared.✨✨Now it’s MY job to nourish me and love her and I have forgiven the way I was treated. ✨✨Forgiveness took awhile but I don’t regret for one moment beginning the journey home to my Self. My nervous system has rewired and while I still get scared on occasion it is rare. My invitation to you is don’t give up. If you feel scared just keep feeling those feelings, keep self soothing and practicing deep levels of self care. You’ll get there! ✨✨#comehometoyourSelf ...

There is such a shift that occurs when we decide we are responsible for something instead of giving that power away to someone else. I used to believe I could feel magnificent AFTER I achieved something amazing but every time I completed the thing my ego would push back the finish line and I always felt like I was close to allowing myself to feel self appreciation but not quite. ✨✨There was always someone to compare myself to and it left me feeling horrible about myself. ✨✨Recently I felt a shift from an intellectual knowing that it’s up to me to feeling it deep in my bones. ✨✨I simply decided to own my greatness and feel proud of me even though my ego is quick to point out that there are so still so many shortcomings and imperfections in my personality. Fuck it. I’m over it.✨✨Let’s stop waiting together. Let’s hold space for each other’s courageous magnificence. Isn’t it time? Every day is precious and you matter so much. I matter so much. ✨✨What would it be like if you could realize that and stop minimizing yourself? What kind of life could you create if you realized that you are responsible for feeling magnificent? You can start right now! What do you LOVE about yourself? I’ll start...I love that I can see someone’s most expanded version of who they are even before they can see it for themselves. I’ve always been able to do that and it is my super power. How about you? Willing to be seen yet?✨✨
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To be fully transparent this past week I kept wondering where the Divine Hustler disappeared to. Not long after I made this tile I fell into a dark hole and it was rough. I was in an absolute funk and while I know the importance of using tools to take care of myself when I’m in a retracted state, I simply couldn’t find one to shift back into a gushing geyser of inspiration and joy. ✨✨So I did what any depressed and tired person would do, I went to bed. I cancelled my appointments and went home to practice self care. ✨✨I say this as a reminder to myself...spiritual evolution and emotional freedom doesn’t mean we will rid ourselves of rough days or weeks but it does mean we can get back to our resourced selves quicker when we honor that life is ALL of it. The highs AND the lows. ✨✨Another reminder is that the contrast of feeling horrible gives me compassion for others and it also makes me hugely appreciate when I’m in a state of joy and gratitude. ✨✨
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When I began to awaken I’ll never forget those first few times I felt myself land into a deep soulful connection with the unseen but very felt energy of the Divine. ✨✨Now I make it a practice to link together as many of those moments as possible through meditation, exercise, prayer, art and nature. Slow it down everyone. You won’t regret that nap, that laugh, that creation. It’s how we fall in love with our Self. //✨✨
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Grief overtakes us on its own timing quite often but there are ways to create access to it so that the bound energy can release and create space and ease in your life. If you’ve been traumatized through loss, abandonment, criticism, neglect or other life circumstances, and you haven’t processed or felt it yet, it’s still sitting there like a little unwrapped present waiting to be opened. ✨✨When I intentionally create time to sit and be quiet it allows space for some of the most hidden emotions to rise. But there are tools that could help the process along. ✨✨If you’ve been through loss or abandonment and you haven’t processed all of the grief (or any of it!) I invite you to get curious if that could be the cause of your energy poor state. ✨✨So many things can drain our energy and not dealing with grief is one of them. We become expert at tuning out the pain or forgetting it ever existed but it’s still there whether we acknowledge it or not. ✨✨If you haven’t examined or explored it there are so many modalities available. You just need to pick one and commit to your healing. Trust me, it’s worth it. The healing of pain from grief is intoxicating and liberating. Such a relief! It has set me so free. ✨✨I invite you to start with Network Care . That practice gave me a life of freedom, energy, joy and expansion. ✨✨My practitioner is @shinecenter followed by processing what comes up with @annascottcoaching . I call it the one two punch and it knocked me out of decades of struggle. Now I feel like a champion for emotional freedom. ✨✨ #comehometoyourSelf ...

Triggers and shadows are stealthy. They hide out so we can’t see that the person pressing our buttons isn’t the issue. It’s the inability to see that their behavior is triggering a core wound. If we can remember this fact the moment the trigger happens we can use it as an opportunity to see our emotional response and our own short comings then we can grow from it, use it as fuel to liberate bound energy. Stuck emotion. ✨✨Unless we operate with the knowing that EVERY reaction both positive and negative is a reflection of a part of us, we are missing out on a valuable opportunity.✨✨We all know someone who has a running dialogue on a particular matter where they feel vicitimized. Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s your partner or a friend. ✨✨They use stories of “bad othering” to explain how they’ve been wronged and how righteous they feel in their perspective. They simply cannot see how they are the common denominator in every version of their story. It’s so obvious to the witness but the victim would be outraged to think that they are the problem✨✨I was triggered by someone recently who incessantly complains about how they’re treated by certain people and it drives me crazy they can’t see themselves. Until I realized “wait a minute, I’m triggered by their inability to see their self in the situation”. I laughed out loud when I realized I couldn’t see MY self being triggered by THEIR victim story. I’m triggered by ME feeling like a victim because THEY complain and I don’t like it. ✨✨Humans are hilarious. We criticize each other for being critical, we judge others for judging, we get triggered by peoples triggers. And around and around we go. It’s like a giant merry go round in life. ✨✨When we can truly pause and realize that every single situation is a reflection of our undealt with inner emotional landscape, what we can’t be with will be reflected. ✨✨The good news it’s the same with the things we admire in someone. Those extraordinary qualities that we admire are us too. So next time you are engaging with someone and you notice positive OR negative emotions remember your reflection tool. //✨✨
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Divine Hustler
Almost-daily inspo for an authentic, messy, playful, sexy, outrageous, audacious life. Sparks light the fire; regular practice keeps it burning.