Reading these books, wisdom that had been tucked away in my bones re-emerged, singing itself back to life. Some call this awakening. To me, it felt like remembering some magic I had known long, long ago. It’s exhilarating—and so empowering.Read More
The island of Bali has many secrets to reveal, if we take the time to pause and receive them. A year after my visit, I'm still reflecting on the most beautiful piece of wisdom I brought back with me: Sacred is not secret. Life can be lived as a beautiful act of devotion--to ourselves, and to others.Read More
What is surging with crystal clarity for me is this:
The power to choose and act from love will always be stronger than choosing to act from fear and hatred.
Not a single one of us would be here on this planet if this weren’t true. Those who are committing these acts of hatred and violence have no idea of the power of love--none. Let’s show them.Read More
What if, instead of fighting our fears, we sang them lullabies?
Mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote that every “devil is a god who has not been recognized.” What if this pain point, my fear—that devil—was just a god I hadn’t yet acknowledged? Can I learn to love my fear?Read More
It was my first spell, one of my first tricks for creative self-empowerment.
I didn’t know it then, didn’t know that I could imprint myself on the world and invite it to cooperate and conspire with me.
Didn’t understand that we are all capable of everyday magic.Read More
“This is the best moment of my life,” they bark. “Wait! No, this is! Here’s what you need to know: Just jump up and down and shout with joy! That’s all there is! Oh, and food! Oh my god is that a BALL? Life is so fantastic! We have everything we could possibly need! Are you with me?”
This is where we get to choose—we can engage as much or as little as we want. We can lean into the story and get every bit of life we can squeeze from the moment. Or, we can push it aside and say, “You play, I’ll just watch.”Read More
Creativity is like the gateway drug to self-empowerment, because creativity always starts with the rush of desire.
And desires... they come from the heart. Nothing more powerful than that. Our truest, deepest desires are our treasures.Read More
Why do I laugh? Because you can't spread joy with a knife.
Sometimes, when I lie in bed at night unable to sleep, I think about what I would say to the Dalai Lama. I don't know why. He just seems fun.
What would you say?
Love + courage,
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