WHERE PEACE IS BORN

“Peace follows Love energy like a shadow.” – Osho

For me peace is the manifestation of love. In other words, LOVE is what peace looks like in the light. The shadow is the sometimes ugly work of healing and recovery not many want to talk about. But that’s where Peace is born. And from that the shadow and light are united as #onelove

Don’t let people’s external presence fool you into thinking that the process to get through the healing cycle of hurt, healing, healed was pretty because most often it is not. We bring the light to the shadow and the revealing can be pretty ugly. But in that acceptance of all of ourselves, true unconditional love is spiritually birthed. It was there in gestation, for some of us a very long, lifelong gestation. Once we unite shadow and light we can so easily start to live from love, in love with yourselves, our day, our lives!

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#Afterlight

I am Missing My Hair

I woke up today missing my hair.

Last month in I felt the need to “lighten up” and get rid of something old to make way for something new.
I let go of 10 inches of hair (shown here)

I felt sentimental for the old stuff today, likely because yesterday I had the biggest release ever.
The Healing session with Sister LindseyWise was a rebirthing of my soul.
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Releasing stuck pain from further back than I’ve gone. Opening new heart space. Going bigger into uncharted territory.
Feeling lighter
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Invoking Lakshmi: I am light filled with light.

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Being Human and Full Moon Blessings

Being Human by Naima Penniman
from the book “The Poetry of Yoga volume 2”

I wonder if the sun debates dawn
Some mornings
Not wanting to rise
Out of bed
From under the down-feathered horizon

If the sky grows tired
Of being everywhere at once
Adapting to the mood swings of the weather

If the clouds drift off
Trying to hold themselves together
Make deals with gravity
To loiter a little longer

I wonder if rain is scared
Of falling
If it has trouble letting go

If snow flakes get sick
Of being perfect all the time
Each one trying to be one-of-a-kind

I wonder if stars wish
Upon themselves before they die
If they need to teach their young how to shine

I wonder if shadows long
To just for once feel the sun
If they get lost in the shuffle
Not knowing where they’re from

I wonder if sunrise and sunset
Respect each other
Even though they’ve never met
If volcanoes get stressed
If storms have regrets
If compost believes in life after death
I wonder if breath ever thinks
About suicide
I wonder if the wind just wants to sit
Still sometimes
And watch the world pass by

If smoke was born knowing how to rise
If rainbows get shy back stage
Not sure if their colors match right

I wonder if lightning sets an alarm clock
To know when to crack
If rivers ever stop
And think of turning back

If streams meet the wrong sea
And their whole lives run off-track
I wonder if the snow wants to be black

If the soil thinks she’s too dark
If butterflies want to cover up their marks
If rocks are self-conscious of their weight
If mountains are insecure of their strength

I wonder if waves get discouraged
Crawling up the sand
Only to be pulled back again

To where they began

I wonder if land feels stepped upon
If sand feels insignificant
If trees need to question their lovers
To know where they stand

If branches waver in the crossroads
Unsure of which way to grow
If the leaves understand they’re replaceable
And still dance when the wind blows

I wonder where the MOON goes
When she is hiding
I want to find her there
And watch the ocean
Spin from a distance

Listen to her
Stir in her sleep
Effort give way to existence

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Fairytales of Love, Light and Unicorns

I am not only made of love and light.

As much as I wish the fairytale of riding in on a magical unicorn to exist, it’s only partly true.

I am a diamond, created in part in the darkness by extreme pressure and cruelty.

Today’s lightness of being came at a cost. “No mud, no lotus*” couldn’t be more the reality.

silvia headshot-1090205Yesterday, January 1, 2015, a year ago today, I opened my home and heart to friends who would then go on to lie to me, cheat on me, cheat me, betray me, steal from me. It took all of that to realize they are NOT my tribe. Spiritual bypassing had me in this constant undiscerning state of forgiving thereby allowing more hurt to occur. And one thing is for certain, hurt people – hurt people.

So this year I spent yesterday, January 1, 2016 in the home of my Mama. The energy of MA, of nurturance, support, safety, loyalty, honesty. She is my protectress the original Kali that gave birth to me in this human form, the ultimate mother warrior and space holder. She is all of the goddesses put together. And she is fierce, and loving combined together.

Hear this: Just because I’m spiritual doesn’t mean you can use me or abuse me.

I will no longer tolerate black magic. If you are addicted to your darkness I cannot help you. I will separate myself from you physically, energetically, emotionally in this and any next life. I value my Spiritual Happiness over yours and in order to do good in this world I have to keep myself strong.

I love myself first.

This is my space.

Then if you have even a 1% desire to step into the light of love I will do all I can to help you heal. It is my dharma.

Love has boundaries. I am clear on mine.

Are your Love Boundaries clear too? If not, use my life as a warning, short cut the pressure of pain.

You are already a diamond, life doesn’t require you to stay in the dark.

The fairytale is partly true. If you set clear your intention for what your tribe looks like and how they treat you they will be easier to find. Accept no limitations. No pretenders or posers need apply to your life. And above all, stop apologizing for your high standards.

Make sure the unicorn you’re riding is going in the direction of high integrity people. Or better yet, they are along side you enjoying the ride.

How to Set Love Boundaries:
– Be in right relationship with yourself
– Stay committed to your most radiant mental, physical and emotional health
– Do the practices that keep you spiritually connected to source
– Create mutually positive relationships.
*Check in with your inner child. How does this person make the child within you feel?
*Check in with your highest self. Is this person intimidated by your greatness & light?
*Trust any voice, gut feel or spider sense that says I’m in danger. (Danger signs include does this person exhibit jealousy, social comparison, apathy, passive aggression?)
*Grow up and learn to confidently divorce, edit out those that don’t raise your vibration.
*Respect yourself and demand loyalty, honesty and generosity.
– Learn to be comfortable with being alone.
– Stay true to your svadharma it will keep you energized.
– Know what your key values are and how to live by them
– Commit to a Kindness Campaign towards yourself. Let it last forever.
– Stay in your integrity by writing a “promise” letter to yourself to know what this means to you.

Do not remain complacent or make excuses for others behavior. They are responsible for themselves as you are for yourself. There are after all enough magical unicorns to go around.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Silvia

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Notes:
*Thich Nhat Hanh author, “No mud, no lotus.”

Solstice Poem

“Since the beginning of time, we have gathered in this season to
celebrate the rebirth of the Sun.
On the Winter Solstice, the darkest of nights,
The Goddess becomes the Great Mother and once again
gives birth to the Sun and the new yearly cycle,
Bringing new light and hope to all on Earth.
On the longest night of winter,
and the dark night of our souls,
there springs the new spark of hope,
the Sacred Fire,
the Light of the World.
We gather tonight to await the new light.
On this night, the Maiden, who is also Mother
and Crone, prepares to welcome the Sun.
Let’s now prepare to welcome the new light within.”