This is a long one:)
Hope you decide to stay.
I haven't been here in a while.
My life has been rocked...
rainbow rocks, baby rocks, teenager rocks, relationship rocks, and I am the cement...but really, REALLY its Joyously hard to keep the wall together.
But gosh Darn, I am a fighter for love dammit! I want to balance the love, EVERYWHERE...
but the energy of it all makes me want to balance my time here...in art..my drug..
IT's SO overwhelming, like being in a tornado..
Time flies sooo FAST and
its sooo hard sometimes, to keep sane.
My brain just will not quit. it just races with the energy around me.
The inspirations sometimes are ceaseless..
I AM grateful and...
I want to be here now, but shit..
I got creations, visions, ideas coming out my every orifice.. :)
Tornados really send things flying :)
Ideas come out when my two year old is screaming-irritated, I guess to take me away from the piercing dragon sounds that come out of his mouth...
I have gotten the most crazy awesome pictures in my head when making love with my husband..and at the same time I'm thinking, be here now, be here now ;) because our intimacy is so beautiful and meaningful to me
Ideas also come out while doing menial chores, because one,I have already mastered this shit and want to focus on something new...and two, I am the house servant, yes I am, and dammit, the ideas/pictures/creations are like "calgon take me away"..Giggle
I'm not really the house servant, I'm just being Drama :)
I am SO SO grateful for my life..
I have recently be reunited with
In the tornado shallow breathing occurs...
Ideas... non-stop in the car, I see inspiration constantly from everything around me.
Deep breaths too... are rejuvenating
can be done at ANY time...
While I love it so much here and want to teach love the best that I can (still learning, always learning),
I want to create the inspirations, every one of them, and there is soooo many..
I also want to just be a kid and create.
It is so rejuvenating...creation energy
Rebuilds damage from tornados..
But man....Little Kai, he is a beautiful star..something about those eyes...I can get lost in them.
And Indie, that little lover is is our in-house physical exercise machine...
I gotta get my run back in shape..
I've had a pinch in my butt muscle since Kai was born and I need to sprint to catch Indie,
that kid is SERIOUSLY lightening, but sprinting after him is a severe pain in the ass, literally.
But all of the above leads to what is written below...a piece written for our family.
I have come to the realization that upon listing my values
an abundance of love is all we really need, :)
What goes around comes around...
A way that I hope will help teach our household run smoother..
Being gentle to one's self...
Being kind to your neighbor and helping one another is what makes the world go around.
Peace love and kindness at the very basic level.
This is what I wrote for our family.
But also thought it could be very beneficial to many families
So I had to share the
and know...I may ramble at times, a little off path, but my message is always the same..
Your heart is your compass....follow it :)
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
You may want a piece of paper and your favorite pen :)
(I love you Kai)
I am a mother, lover, friend, artist, optimist and inspirer...especially of things involving the heart.
(I love you Lukas)
I am writing today because I care deeply for you, for all of us, and I would like to share some very valuable information/thoughts that hopefully you carry in your heart, throughout the journey, that is, your life, our life.
With this information you can be socially responsible, living a life of integrity and happiness.
Together we can turn this world around and it all begins with you!
(I love you Indie)
Don’t ever think that you can’t make a difference in this world, because YOU can... Every action, word, bit of energy you put out into the Universe counts.
We are all one.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted...-Aesop
I don’t know how many of you go to Church or partake in some sort of religious organization, I don’t really know of that genre’s curriculum, But I believe that in the core of every religion/spirituality/being, is the encouragement of love~
The encouragement of being kind and loving to your neighbor~
Because it is that very foundation that can change the world.
One may argue and say that living a life in this manner is just so boring...
There is no drama...
Well, what is so boring about feeling good?
(I LOVE YOU Jordan)
What is SO boring about doing things that can make a positive difference in this world?
What is so boring about helping other people feel good?
If it is boring to you then maybe you could ask yourself why am I not wanting to live in a world of peace and happiness.
Am I just not happy with myself therefore living in chaos makes me feel better?
IT’s just not healthy, not for you, not for me, not for US...
but who knows, maybe some thrive on diversity...
we just don't know,
but in my heart it is only the diversity of positive and positive
that keeps things positive.
And science has shown that there is a difference in the frequency of things so....
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”-Gandhi
“If you do your best, always, over and over again, you will become a master of transformation.”-Miguel Ruiz
Now, I would like to focus on what it means to live a life of integrity.
What is integrity?
”I will start off by saying that Integrity is a choice, not an obligation.
By leading a life of honesty/truthfulness and consistency of actions one leads a life virtuous in nature. Living a life of integrity involves core values such as compassion, dependability, generosity, honesty, kindness, loyalty, maturity, objectivity (the ability to judge fairly without bias or external influences), respect, trust and wisdom.
By leading a life of integrity one can rest assured that they will have a happy conscience.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.-Gandhi
When we are acting with integrity, we do what is right, even when no one is watching...
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. ~John Herschel
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Who ever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters-Albert Einstein
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. ~Cardinal De Retz
You may all be well on your way already living a life of integrity. But today in this society of technology, this fast paced world, one can fly so quickly that one can lose touch with reality and what is really valuable to us.
We can get all wrapped up in “Peer-land”, who’s has what, who has the nicest car, clothes, house, looks, etc...then one becomes floating in the heir of ego.... then...
Jealousy and competitiveness creeps in and “Poof!” integrity gets thrown by the wayside.
So many people put others on a pedestals of high admiration, because they are “smart”, they look “pretty”, “charming”, are “great” at sports, they have “money”, “popular”, well educated etc...but none of that truly makes a difference in this world if you are not living through your heart.
Sometimes people are put on pedestals because they are truly virtuous in nature and may have all of the attributes listed above, but by setting examples of integrity I believe that it is these people who are dedicated to making positive changes in the world. By being kind, helping one another, smiling genuinely, really caring about the world around them, this is someone virtuous in nature.
The truth is we should all be putting ourselves on pedestals, we should all be valuing ourselves just as much as each other.
How can one truly value another if they cannot value themselves?
This is where self respect is soooo important.
How can you love another if you can’t love yourself?
By not respecting yourself, putting yourself down, calling yourself ugly, stupid, etc.. that energy is not acting with integrity.
Stand tall Molly Lou Melon! You are beautiful just the way you are!
It is you who is a piece of the puzzle and without you the picture would not be complete :)
But still...there is anger, hatred, jealousy out there...and it’s so old...passed down from generations and layered upon.
It’s time to let this GO!
How can one fly with a heavy backpack? How can you fly through the sky full of black clouds and see where you are going? How can one see love in the dark? How can one feel love surrounded by murkiness?
It is up to us, each individually, whether or not we chose to make positive changes through our experiences on our journeys...
Do you desire to live in a world of love?
Together “WE” can make a difference.
Follow your heart...
Because it doesn’t matter who has the best, all that matters is that you are doing your best, and that is all you can do.
This does not mean we will not make mistakes... because again..if you do your best, that is all you can do...
It is when we LEARN from our mistakes that we grow.
Don’t fear mistakes...there are none...-Miles Davis
Living a life of integrity also means that you wish the BEST for all others and know in your heart that doing so, that love will also come back to you. Maybe not right when you/ego wants it but when the timing is right for the magic to happen...and it does. I have experienced this time and time again. I have also experienced the negative side as well and I choose not to be there anymore.
I want to make a change for the positive in this world and if I choose to stick with Integrity I can do so...so here I am sharing this with you.
I am not here to be a goody-two-shoes.. I am sharing this because I love you and I hope you love me too. Because without your magical self this world just wouldn’t be the same :)
You may have done this before... maybe not...But I have some questions for you:)
What are your morals? What do you believe to be good/positive for you. What do you live by/stand for?
What are your values? What do you find valuable in life?
(Material and character)
Do any of your values conflict with the morals you live by?
What do you desire in life?
What are your ideals?
And...Can you, will you achieve your desires/ideals by the help of your values and holding true to your morals?
Can you give an example?
Are you living a life of integrity?
Where can you make some changes in life that can help to stay true to your morals and achieve your desires/ideals?
In this world of technology children younger and younger are exposed to various stimuli whether its:
and its made to seem ok. But is it really? After writing down and evaluating your morals are these things good for the whole? Are these ways of being adding up to a life of integrity?
I am not perfect, I have not always lived by my values/morals, but if, when I was younger, If it were recommended to me to list my morals and values and see what really is important to me, what could really make a difference in this world, I really think would have done some things differently in life. I would have started living a life of integrity a lot earlier, been a lot happier AND through less strife. In this fast paced world we live in where money seems to rule, bills to pay, and struggling to get by seems to be a household norm, I believe.
Much time gets lost to keeping up with all these material things and teaching of the heart goes by the wayside.
Not for all families, but many.
Parents are off working while children are left to televisions, computers and peers for guidance and supervision.
What is available to us all these days via internet and television is not discreet and this lack of censorship has added to this society of competitiveness in every genre.
I am not asking for perfection, I am asking you to always do your best, doing your best meaning, living by your own values and morals.