As is in the Sky, So is on the Ground

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I think the timing of the super moon in relationship to all that is happening on earth is quite poetic. The moon hasn’t been this bright / close to the earth for the past 40 years. And it won’t be again, for another 20 or so.

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I see it as an invitation :

For your light.

I’m witnessing, and feeling all of this intensity, a heavy separation, an ever present mourning, grieving, of what was and the uncertainty of what is to come.

And I’m also experiencing an opportunity to wake up, ever so slightly more. To keep my heart open, when my first instict is to close and judge.

It’s time for a divine awakening.

Like everything has been leading to this moment in time, to this space where it is truly time to lead from love, and notice when fear is wanting to take over.

 

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Mama Moments

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I have many ideas.

Most of them stay within the confounds of my journals. Luckily, one was brought to life by my wildly creative + talented friend, Esta Tonkin. This idea that existed only as thought, I can now hold in my hands – and I want every mother (especially a mother of young kids) to have one.

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A Mama Moment

A BEAUTIFULLY handmade purse, filled with a mini notebook, pen, and affirmation cards to act as a touchstone for you as you go about mothering. It’s a place where you can gather and collect things that make you feel good, and return to them as often as you wish. So that you can feel like you.

It’s a place to go to when you have an unexpected break, when there is peace, before bed, first thing in the morning. Put a poem you love, a few chocolates, a crystal or two, and make sure to always have it on hand : in the diaper bag, in the car, in the kitchen, let it travel with you, and grow alongside you.

A perfect gift for any mother. Because you know, sometimes we need to be relentlessly coaxed to take a break, to have a moment to ourselves. Now we will have a visual reminder to draw us back to ourselves, all while fueling, feeding, and growing alongside our family.

Thank you Esta, for using your magic to bring this to life. I’m thrilled for any mother who will get to have one of these in their hands.

 

 

 

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Today :

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I release you.

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I expect nothing from you.

I will commit to witnessing my heart. Practicing gratitude whenever I am fortunate enough to remember.

I let go of needing to muscle through, with clenched hands. Instead, I move with generosity, fluidity, and grace. Knowing that everything will get done when it truly needs to.

I am divinely guided. I loosen my grip.

I smile kindly when I catch myself tighten. I make myself a cup of tea and sit with me, my fear, anxiety, shame, and whatever else feels like it needs to surface.

As I sit and I see this part of me, and remind it : you don’t need to work quite so hard. Space is good and quiet is truth telling.

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Again, and again

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Dear Leah,

I forgive you for all the times you forget.

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For all the times you truly believe you are less than : because you are not as organized as you wish, punctual as is expected, as you watch your time evaporate – stressed about all the seemingly important things that are left untended to.

I forgive you for living in your mind, when you know it’s better to stay in the heart. I forgive you for all the judgements you place on your exterior, your interior, your enviornment – rather than seeing it as a reflection, an invitation to go deeper.

I forgive you for forgetting all that you already know.

And I celebrate your capacity to continue to soften, and ask the heart what it needs, again and again.

Love,

Leah

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The Passage Of Time

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I feel as a veil has lifted.

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After months of struggling with post partum depression, and openly sharing about it the other week – I feel a bit lighter, more myself. Writing about it as been freeing. Thank you for your responses. Receiving your words made me feel like I’m not the only one. Something I needed to be reminded of.

Being seen is healing, even though it seems easier to hide.

I have gathered a lot of help and support, and I wonder why I believed for so long that I had to do it all on my own, overwhelmed and alone.

Now I feel again like me, and not alone. Maybe this feeling will stick, or perhaps I will dissolve again into the depths of motherhood. Perhaps it will be a bit of both. I know this pattern well. Feeling stitched back together, only to unravel again.

Maybe it is a pattern of growth.  Maybe I won’t unravel completely every time.  Maybe I will make it a point to stay closer to my heart, and be so kind and compassionate to myself, even when I fall short of my continuously high expectations.

I’ll be here finding myself, and what makes my heart sing, again and again. With two little ones by my feet demanding my attention, as I continue to demand my own.

 

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