A Perspective on Human Reality

The current world baffles me and intrigues me.

How did we get so messed up? I mean, in America, where we are suppose to be thriving and  leading the world to greater good, we can’t even seem to set the example of a more peaceful people orientated nation.

What went wrong? 

I am a millenial. Outspoken. Indpendent. A big thinker, and a gal who doesn’t understand the way current civilization operates. Yeah, my big mouth, I know. I speak the truth and I’m not afraid to show or say what happens in our crazy world, and how people behave. I shine the light on ugly issues and it scars people sometimes. I don’t know why. Our world is in a dark time, and if we continue to ignore life problems, they will continue to evolve.

Secretly, I think it’s funny what we’ve all become and the horrific state humankind has evolved to. Of course, there are always exceptions, and people who step outside the box of ‘normal’ and live in positive ways that actually align with peace, love, and all those virtues that got lost long ago. 

Back to this reality, what happened? How is it that we care more about making a buck and get so greedy within our power, that we forget to live from our heart? It’s so interesting to watch what people will do for fame, money, and to get ahead in the world. I wonder if people realize how much they sabotage each other, and even themselves in the process of trying to look good. 

Why can’t we be kind to each other, honest, and live in a peaceful loving manner?

The world won’t get better until we all begin to change. Stop blaming, quit with cruel offensive words, and stop chasing what doesn’t serve you. Be kind. Let others be themselves, without your nasty judgments and authority over whats best for them.

Honestly, the moment your materials get taken away, and your life takes a hit, you have to wake up one day and realize that all that power, those material possessions, praetorships, and that lifestyle you think you need, ultimately is not what will bring you joy, or ultimate satisfaction.

Yeah, even those relationships may not last, and it may leave you and force you to revaluate yourself, and what really matters in this lifetime.

At some point, we all get hit hard with the bigger truths of reality and we all must find our way out of our ego, and the silly ways society has corrupted and taught us, and step into a more authentic and loving place within.

Our world needs help. I mean, major attitude upgrades, educational reform, and healthcare for the people. Do we want children to grow up in a world as it currently is? I can go on… Our planet is in trouble if we think we can continue on this ride wishing, hoping, accusing, and thinking it will get better. I do believe it will get worse, until we make adjustments. 

I know money can buy a lot of things and it can make you look like a million bucks. People may fall under the spell and believe you really are as you pretend to be. Truthfully, under the masks, the social media, the photos, and all that stuff that covers up who you really are, is still a heart that may be lost, locked, and seeking something more meaningful. Until you are authentic in yourself, those lies and other things will keep you stuck in your box, in your own mind, and in your own perception. 

You don’t find your happiness fitting into that other world, or trying to be someone you are not. Life does not get better until you take a chance to improve yourself, how you show up, and how you live in the world. 

I believe we secretly all want peace. I know we all want love. Somewhere within us we all probably dream of finding that person, having that life, and living in riches, without worry and with prosperity. I don’t know why we fight all the time to try to get it. I don’t know why so many enjoy hurting others to get ahead. I’m quite curious how this world got to be the way it is.

Personally, I wish more people, businesses, corporations, and society, would get a mental check, and take some time to understand how to find peace within, and how to treat others well.

If we know everyone wants the same thing, and that we are all seeking love, comfort, safety, security, peace, happiness, and some kind of joy, why can’t we ALL work together to create it?

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A New Year to Resolve in New Ways

Happy 2017! There is something about the fresh new year that stimulates and motivates and gets people to step into new beginnings.

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After the holidays and end of the year chaos, it is a fabulous time to take a time out and reflect, rejuvenate, and rest in quiet contemplation of what needs to change this year.

I’ve been speculating, watching, and musing over why we use the first of the year as our excuses to suddenly make intentions and goals. Why can’t we use every day and every moment to pursue what is meaningful to us, and accomplish our own desires?

No matter how badly you want something or think you can achieve a certain outcome, the reality is, you have no control. Think about how much time we waste trying… Trying to loose weight, trying to eat less, trying to budget, trying to force life and ourselves in a certain direction. It is SO consuming! Believe me, I use to be super type A and driven by organization, control, and knowing what would happen next.

Learning to be, and allow was a wonderful tough lesson. Now it’s become a lifestyle.

Life has actually gotten easier because I know now I don’t have to struggle, worry, or force myself into things that don’t feel good to be. I now strive for joy, play, and use intentions to make every day amazing and magical.

You know, some days that more challenging than others, but it all leads to the same goal. That is, to enjoy every day, and to enjoy every moment, and to make today the best day ever, because we don’t know what tomorrow will be. 

Some call this living present. I call it living Bliss. It is setting intentions that create more play, love, and joy. It is living without expectations to how it will be, or what happens. It is resolving to stop doing what brings you down, and motivating yourself to spark transformation by living a different way.

Sounds easy? It takes practice. 

When you can mindfully create your intentions without the need to have, get, be, do, you can shift all aspects of your life. In living present, and noticing your busyness, your manic mind fooling you, the people you neglect, and the little things you do that may not be do helpful, you can then take steps to reform. To me, that is intentional living at it’s finest.

It’s not a matter of trying to control your life. The more you attempt to know everything and figure out how things will be, the more you suffer. It’s like starting a diet and holding expectations that you will loose 10 pounds. What happens? You do it and you miss seeing how much it’s changed you. You probably don’t loose your goal weight because you were too busy trying, and forcing an outcome. 

Reset yourself right now! Take a pause to identify what really matters to you and your life. How can you today start to take steps to improve your life? What can you do to get closer to whatever your heart desires? 

Can you commit to living everyday in alignment with those goals and bigger vision? In taking responsibility for yourself, and attempting to change your ways, you can promote a brighter future. Who knows, that goal you set, or that inner motivation may drive you easier than you ever imagined to something great!

Forget about what you resolve to do in 2017. Make it about who you choose to become.

Create a balanced lifestyle that can help you step into your potential, live with motivation, and make every day great. It is in feeling good, and enjoying life, amazing opportunities happen. Plus, when you’re less stressed and busy, your body and mind naturally thrive!

 

Living Your Truth.

Yoga teaches us that the truth of who we are is within us. It is at our core, our essence, and the pure awareness that allows us to really be ourselves and live as ourselves. Truth, and that connection with your soul, is something so many don’t know. Because we are not taught to live in our truth, and often when we do, others don’t like it.

At our core we are all kind human beings. Society and how we are raised changes us. It lodged into our mind and beliefs crazy stories about who life needs to be, who we need to be, and how we need to show up. Often in that controlled form of growth, we loose sight of who we really came here to be. Or worse, we get caught up in what we are told, and live in fear of allowing ourselves to truly express our divine nature of who we really are.

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The irony is that if we all could learn to sustain ourselves and live open minded and accepting of others and ourselves, then we could break free of a lot of struggle and suffering. Yoga tells us that we should be allowed to live in a world where we can nobly express our truths and communicate with other people. Hopefully, that is coming from a place on honesty, integrity, and no fear in asking questions or resolving problems.

Our ego and mind and past conditioning will always step in and tell us what is best. That same ego will protect us from whatever may hurt us. The voice may enable you to make the right decisions, because a bigger subject, like a boss or job, is at risk. It is sad the way our society has evolved, and that it is okay to hide the truth or change the truth, if means protecting yourself.

Living your truth is really quite simple. It amazes me that more people are afraid to get in alignment and show up in the yoga way, of living honestly, and truly accepting of everyone and everything. There is abundance in this world, and no need to scram or lie to try to get more. If we all could show up and live truthfully we could eliminate a lot of dogma our current culture is currently hypnotized under. The yoga way tells us that everyone was born to be great, and it is in finding that power that allows us to express our inner light and use it in the world to shine. Yoga, or unity consciousness, allows us to be free, as we are, and to use our talents and gifts in remarkable ways. When you live that truth, that we are all connected and all working for the same goal, then you also know there is no reason to lie, play victim, or reprimand others for being themselves. It is living in the fear, or doing actions that promote fear, that hold you back greatly.

Let truth be your guide. Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Ask those questions. Talk to those people. Don’t let your own moral values and choices block you and keep you living in a prison of control. Everyone will judge you in your advancement. People may not like you for what you say and choose to do. However, those people really envy you and secretly admire your fearlessness to step into your truth and not be held back in fear. In their heart, they probably know you are taking right action. Because when you honor yourself and live your truth, there can be no wrong way. Only silly people who don’t yet understand and are afraid to live in that light.

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(synchronistically after I wrote these words, and posted, this message appeared on my tea. 🙂 Believe in magic and no mistakes!)

Your truth is your connection to your soul. It is who you are. It represents your values, morals, beliefs, and how you treat others. It goes beyond character. To be honest, for us all, the truth within us, is a kind open hearted individual. Though we forgot this, and choose to believe otherwise. The Yoga is how we learn to get back to our happy whole state and to release the barriers and beliefs that have robbed us and helped us live with ignorance. In the unyoking, you are challenged, and asked to step forth into someone greater. The yoga is the union of your truth, and the development of your soul.

When you know that, and who you are, and can show up with that essence, then you know you are living. There is no way but to love. Love yourself first, then love others, and acknowledge how you can shine love on the world, and teach others how. Truth is a simple concept. We make it complex. We fail to communicate and conspire to stay stuck in our old bad habits, and blocked beliefs.

The truth sets us free. Always. The truth will hold you back as long as your conform in that other ego way. Yoga helps us align to see that truth, and not be fearful, and live more openly with each other. In finding your truth, you find your way, and can create a better world, with more joy, more love, and so much more bliss!

 

What REALLY Matters?

Life. It is complicated, topsy turvey, and completely wild. Don’t you agree?

To pretend that life is some structured route or known journey would make you complete unrealistic in your view of reality. Life is a fickle weird ride. It’s unpleasant catastrophes and unexpected changes certainly always keep things interesting. Gosh, I wish in some forms we could control the mad happenings around us. Unfortunately, we cannot. All we can do is learn to integrate ourselves into this world, and live each moment as if it were our last. Truth is, we do not know what will happen. Life is too short to not enjoy every minute of it. Shouldn’t we all live with a kind hearted attitude to enjoy it as it is?

I’ve been musing about life lately, and speculating about the human condition. What really matters? I mean seriously. So many people walk around as if their job, their work, is their life purpose. I find it sad how so many correlate their ‘title’ as their main persona. Think about it. Virtually everyone associates people as their job, their role, and how they make their money. We loose our identity in our ‘work’ and forget about everything else. Why? As humans shouldn’t we be able to be associated as something more? Shouldn’t our own human characteristics and noble attitudes be what allows humans to correlate and connect with one another? I think so. 

I worked in a Yoga studio for a long time. Geez, the growth and challenges of living your yoga and working at a studio will surely stint your spiritual growth at times, as well as teach you how to open your heart. I was taught that Yoga is union, and in that union we all celebrate one another and accept each other as we are. To me that idea seemed to make sense, and was a moral that I actually already lived by. The more I researched, read, uncovered, and discovered the more fascinated I became with the idea that we all are really connected. I know, I’m sounding a bit out there. But thing about it, if we all are each other, connected by energy, then why do we all continue to struggle with this idea that we are separate? Why do we humans still force the need to be someone we are not?

Look at America and what our Western ‘values’ have done to this planet. Most of our nation has become ignorant bastards and people who care more about their social screen and title than actually treating each other well. Yes, then business models followed the lead and now adapt with false values that few actually integrate. Look at the Yoga scene. It’s like the new Yoga trend is how many selfies can I take, and how well can I prove I have muscles, and work to show off my ass-ana for social glorification. Oh, and then add in th ego challenge and the need to make the Yoga class ‘hard’ and ‘extra hot’ to prove we got a workout. WHAT?? Seriously. I even knew a Yoga teacher who regularly checked in extra students to her class because she wanted to appear ‘better’ then everyone else. I told my boss, and they did nothing, and probably complimented her behavior with a pay raise, I don’t know. Since when does popularity and lies correlate with Yoga values? To me it’s absurd. Of course, the same gal got pleasure in taking other peoples ideas, words, and routinely putting me down for my own weird crazy ways. She labeled herself a ‘master’, ghee wiz, if that’s what a teacher is and what our society likes, then I think we all need a LOT of HELP. Ironic. Yes! It’s crazy and strange to be that Western ideas have corrupted the social human system. Somehow we all turn our head, acting like it’s okay.

I won’t even reference politics as an example. But I’m sure we can all make our own conclusions about that.

It took me a loooong time to realize that this strange way of treating people and showing up was really part of what ‘normal’ people actually do. There is a strange unconscious attitude in America (and possibly other parts of the world) that getting ahead means hurting others. Somehow we were taught that it’s okay to break the rules if it makes us better. I don’t get it. What happened to trust and honest? What is the point of having rules, morals, values, if no one follows them. Of course, I’m not like that crew of people who care to feed their ego and dismantle humanity for their own pride. Naw, I got my own other issues. Hahaha. (That’s a joke). We are all immoral to each other until we can communicate as human beings and treat eachother with respect. It’s funny, as I once use to call people out for their behavior, I’d then get punished or put down. I guess we all have to put blinders on and pretend this is all okay. But really is it? Do we want to live in a world where we are all phonies?

Personally, I believe that the only system that works is the one that can compliment every person and help us all live truthfully, nobly, with real ethics and values. Rewarding people who act otherwise, makes no sense in my honest mind. Cuz if we don’t have any of that, or a system that has that all in place, then we may as well all label ourselves as ignorant fools. Cuz really, we kinda are.

Oh Life, what a funny game we all play. We are hypnotized by greed and work daily to stress ourselves out in how we can somehow end up ahead. Let me ask you, what really matters? If money and winning is all that anyone cares about, and ‘appearing’ as certain role is what we are all working towards, then I think we all have failed. Personally, I believe what matters most in life, is each other. Without people, well, this world would be quite boring and also lonely. Although I do love nature and zening out in my own Yoga trance or happy bubble, staying there all day really is miserable. Honestly, it sucks running from those people who suck others dry and think its okay to hurt people. Yeah, they are on their own interesting journey, but that does not make it okay. Everyone connects, and contributes to the downfalls of society and affects human beings with how they behave.

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I cannot speak for everyone, but I do know that in the heart of every person, we all want to live happy. Although many cannot understand, and probably will never believe it, I can say that money and all that material ‘stuff’ really is not all that glamourous. You can have everything, but do you really have what matters? If you really see the people that make a difference in the world, it’s not those crazies who lie, cheat, steal, and manipulate the system. It is those people who dare to live out of that other mindset and help create change by being a true leader. What matters most in this world, are people. No Yogic scripture, spiritual idea, or religion will ever replace human kindness and integrity. It is how we show up that ultimately matters and defines us as people, yogis, jobs, titles, and whatever other social stigma we think we need to fit into.
We can all preach, get jobs, work, and claim to have a title, a religion, or something that validates our own worth. None of that looney stuff matters. At the end of the day, it’s who you meet, connect with, and how you treat people. It’s who you are, without all that other stuff. People are what matter. People will never forget how you made them feel. Some people can cause a lot pain toward others, and are the cause of suffering. It is in our humanness we try to defend ourselves because our big ego can’t see another view, a better side, or dare to apologize. I don’t know what disconnected us all for much from living with open hearts. I do know though that those silly games we play with ourselves, the world, and trying to be people we are not, are really useless and will never get us to where we want to be. Our job as humans, is to be human. Our main role is to love each other, help each other, and kindly learn what that means and to live in that way. Dear God, I hope our system gets better, and people stop worrying so much about climbing that ladder and getting to a certain place. The crazy journey life takes us on could be so much more enjoyable if we could socially accept each other.

What matters to you? I hope its more than material wealth, gain, and your own self sabotaging ideas. I hope what matters is humanity… and doing the best you can to make this World a better and nice place to be.

To me, this world matters. The future generations need role models and people who can make this world a whole lot better than it is now. Only through each other will that be humanly possible. 

 

 

 

When Life Seems to Fall Apart…

About 2-4 years ago I had a massive transit happen that shifted everything in my life, in myself and caused me to reevaluate every to be true. What happened? Well I found Yoga, I mean real yoga, and began the process of getting out of the pose and normal everyday routine to discover something deeper… In that same year I lost everything and virtually every piece of my life fell apart: I got laid off, I had no job and was not able to get another easy job, my car broke, my cat died, my friends fell away, and old connections that were once meaningful randomly disappeared, as if vanished by thin air. My body changed, my choices changed, my socializing hours took a halt, and new peace was found in the simplicity of stillness. Life…well it took a drastic turn and all I had going for me was a beautiful beach I could sit on with unemployment money and some San Diego sunshine to ponder what the real purpose of life really was…

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It did not matter that everything fell apart, I was actually over joyed that finally the desk and prolonged hours of sitting was no longer a mandatory wake up drive and necessity. The negative people and late night bar activities that seemed to be the only social option faded, and finally I was able to get back to something so much better that no shot or one night stand option could ever satisfy. It was liberating for me to be totally free and able to choose a new beginning and finally be out of the toxic environment where working for a paycheck and a bottle of chardonnay at the end of the day seemed like the happy prize for sitting cramped, stuck, bored, and totally unfulfilled. What I did not know is something else was calling, and that need within me to move, do, act, and be creative as the happy soul I knew myself to be was finally ready to break through and become someone more in alignment with who I knew myself to be… That old world paradigm of get up, go to work, have a job, eat, sleep and do it again was a routine I was unwilling and unable to follow anymore. So in my loss, and with everything falling away and dying, I was left alone to sit, wonder, contemplate, and ponder what I was really seeking and where I could go, what I could do to actually live a life of meaning and purpose and really wake up daily and be happy….

A lot has happened since then, even more has changed, and I’ve developed on a higher road of understanding the real meaning of letting go, and realizing yourself once more… There is journey, and to get on it, often things crumble so you can rebuild to a better state….

…When life falls apart, things change, and it seems like nothing is going in your direction, it is easy to fall into a trap, hold on, and lie and cheat whatever is trying to change. When destruction happens, the world you knew tumbles, and you are left alone, in panic, with fear, it is a sign and a blessing to help you breakthrough and find a better road that will take you somewhere happier…. Change is inevitable, and when you avoid it, shit will surmount. There is no hiding what the Universe wants you to know. Though in the misery, the tangled world that becomes scary like a horror movie will be no easy walk in the woods, when you come out from the dark shells that have bound you, you will look back and remember and see why you had to experience the rough road and tough times to get you to a better place….  You can always find a better place than where you are.

There is always a better road, and easier way to handle things, and a more peaceful place you can be. When you find the right road that really works for you, it can be scary to get on it, trust it, and leave everything behind to find it…. When the Universe beckons you to awaken, life is easier when you follow the call to awaken your heart and live with your higher soul as a brighter and happier force…… Sometimes change is inevitable, and in this new age there is no hiding from the power that wants us all to live happier, be free, and love better….

May the Summer bring you fate, show you destiny, & may the changes, and twists and turns of fate steer you in a better direction. May you evolve and become the person you KNOW yourself to be…. May you trust your journey, whatever may come on it…. Happy Summer & enjoy the change  ❤ YES YOU CAN!!!

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*** Believe in Magic *** ~~

“Believe in Magic & Trust the Universe to bring you everything you think you want & more… Dream Big. Make a new Promise to You. Watch the Universe sparkle you with synchronicities, opportunities, & more. Believe in YOU! All it takes it your faith, hope, intention to witness magic unfold in your life. Yes You can, if you Believe”

Yes to You. Yes to Magic. Yes to the divine flow that happens when you Trust the Universe & Trust Yourself!

~*~ Kali Bliss ~*~

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Begin Again

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Life moves fast. There are always unexpected rip currents, rapids, and waves of emotional, mental, spiritual shifts that often leave us grieving some kind of outcome. Why is that? Human nature likes to hold. We find value in what we have done, what we have received, what has happened to us, and enjoy sharing the gifts that universe brings…. until something goes wrong, and a mysterious event propels our entire world to change. We don’t like to share about the darkness, so we hide and forget that those moments that make us crash are actually opportunities to rise above…and especially – change. We grieve for better a life, more people, better job, more money, etc. We forget about the basics that keep life simple, yet so happy: happiness and health. The extreme high of merely being alive, in a body, with a heart, and with the opportunity to choose your life as you experience it.

Of course things will happen, people will come and go, and other endless tides of uncertainty will manifest. No doubt there will be change and sometimes disaster, and that is okay. If you could take a moment to pause, take a deep breathe, feel your feet in the Earth, and look upon the horizon, at the sun shine, for the beautiful day that is, then maybe a new perspective would be seen. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Whatever you are doing, whatever your experience is, is perfectly okay. You are not meant to get somewhere or achieve something. Though, many are naturally inspired to work towards that. The beauty of life is found in the stillness, noticing, and being aware of the precious gifts that we are around us all daily. Some days they are harder to find than others, yet they remain. It may be a good friend, a loyal partner, a fun job, or living in a place that brings you, your soul, happiness. Be grateful. When the storms of life cause you to take a new road or walk a new path, accept what was with love. Forgive your mistakes and childish acts. Dismiss when your emotions got out of hand, and laugh about that time things went a little weird. Love the people who have helped you gain wisdom, clarity, and most importantly, made you smile. You are wonderful. Life is wonderful.Take a fresh breathe on the horizon of your life and see the wonderfulness you have already.

We move fast, we forget, things happen, and there is a lot to grieve about, complain about, and many things to fix within the Universe. Truth, I won’t deny it. Plant your feet, stand tall, and choose today to see the beauty it all that is, and what can be. If you’re holding something heavy in your heart – Act on it. Call that friend, send a nice text message, or breathe and let it go. Life begins when we choose to see clearly the light and love that is always around us. Embrace the uncertainties, the moments you want to cringe and fall, and let the Universe provide you with so much Love. Begin today to see yourself as a new vessel that carries light and sprinkles it wherever you go. Be aware. Notice what magic unveils when you choose to anchor Love, share love, and be love while sharing your authentic light with others to enjoy. Have a laugh. No worries, only humility and acceptance that some things must die, those emotions never lie… Act when you need, let your heart guide you to advance. Every day you can choose different, live better, make life beautiful. This Universe truly is Beauty, when we choose to see it that way…. Let yesterday be behind you, begin today with a new perspective and opportunity to begin again…

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