Red.

Summer Vibes. Orlando. ❤️

Time to get back to writing & photos. Continuing my water therapy summer cure. Otw to Ginnie Springs.

& In 5 days… I’ll be in Hawaii…

Time to get back to basics. 💦

Growth.

Growth.

In this lifetime I have changed a dozen plus times. For every interaction… every soul… every moment I have encountered I know that within my heart of all hearts… it was meant for some sort of cosmic & karmic reason. This continuous form of energy that I must learn from… that we all must learn from. We are here to learn life’s lessons… those lessons that our Soul’s signed a contract to learn in this lifetime together.

I don’t doubt that this is a continuation of many lifetimes that have come before and after from what is here and now. And that there will always be something to receive or let go of. I just ask that any energy, entity, or blockage that does not belong to me return to where it came from… and I would love nothing more than to send them off with peace, love, and gratitude for the lessons that they have taught me.

I choose to forgive them, as well as myself, for any harm caused while playing in our Shadows, while at the same time honoring and understanding that although pain was felt, it was not in vain. 

It served a valuable purpose and I believe that even the transgressions were pre-destined.… but necessary to heal and move forward from. I’ve found growth in owning up to what I am worth… and have found a new sense of self along the way.

I commit to peace moving forward, trusting that I have received the wisdom I needed to receive from this connection, and there is no need for any more suffering. 

New Moon in Pisces. New Moon in Aries. #both


New Moon in Pisces and Aries. ✨Welp…I was feeling pretty magical tonight…so I made a little sea salt scrub to go with my chosen card for this moon cycle. Tranquility. ✨ 🙌 Not trying to be a nerd…but… tonight’s shower was the SHIT! Sea salt infused with Hawaiian macadamia nut oil from Haleiwa (as the carrier), frankincense, cedar wood, rosemary, lemon, patchouli, and eucalyptus…for dat heart chakra and shit. Of note, my daughter Uma commented on how soft my skin was…mmm Hawaiian Macadamia hellooooo. #earthy #earthysmells #waterbathforPISCES #fireheartdreamsforARIES

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#newmoon #piscesnewmoon #ariesnewmoon #thewaldenmoon #moon #bathsalts #ritual #witchyshit #essentialoils #doterra #mermaidcards #mermaid #hawaii #dreamers #saltscrub #heartchakra #yogainspiration 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

PS. Pisces…find your flow, Aries…find your fire. 

First Quarter Moon in Libra…The Original Gangster Mom Style.


Started the day off doing hot yoga at The Awakening Yoga Studio in Richmond Hill… then spent the day on Tybee Island for the First Quarter Moon in Libra…

Libra. The Scales. The balancing act it requires to be a mom…a wife…a sister…an aunt…a friend…a daughter…and an ECHO tech…all the while maintaining my own sanity TO BE true to myself is A LOT. I’m only one person and I have to find a way to balance all that….ha. I should actually win an award. I could easily be a hermit and stick to myself…but I chose to be present in everyone’s life that I encounter. Some days I get tired and grumpy…but given the fact that I’m always balancing the peace, or at least trying, I think I’m doing pretty good and if I get moody…it’s me, not you. I take on too much sometimes…but then I scale back. I get lazy…then crazy…I manage. It’s life…you balance. 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly 

Ps. I am the original Gangster mom…sometimes you just have to be yourself. Wild, Crazy, and Free. 

Mermaid. 💙🌊

Mermaid. 💙🌊

I belong by the sea…

The Ocean in my hair…

The sand in my toes…

The seashells on my nips…

I belong by the sea…

The sun upon my skin…

The salt upon my lips…

I belong by the sea…

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#mermaid #wildfeminine #femininedivine #wildandfree #wildwomanrising #oceanhair 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

First Quarter Moon in Taurus.

First Quarter Moon in Taurus.

So tonight is a half moon in Taurus. Although I didn’t get to make it to my new Moon Goddess meeting this month…I was able to draw my Goddess card tonight on the first Quarter Moon. 

There are a lot of things that are heavy on my heart right now…and I don’t feel the need to express my troubles…but I WILL SAY…this too shall pass. No mud, no lotus.

I’m quite happy to have drawn Bast. For the latter part of this month I’ve felt a disconnect with my inner feminine divine. I’ve slacked on my yoga practice and my laziness made excuses as to why I should just lay around instead. One of my “excuses” was that I don’t have time for myself. Although, true for the most part, I do have limited time to myself as I feel like all my spare time should be spent serving my family. I feel guilty when I take time for myself…and I KNOW I shouldn’t. I should designate time for me. I know I should. 

And so when I drew Bast…it was my own self saying TAKE THE TIME. Be a little independent and find some solitude. Okay okay…I will. Ahem: I say this as I type this message with my girls laying next to me asleep…even though I know I should have me time…I still want them right next to me…but while they sleep I suppose I can reflect on this first Quarter Moon…and maybe meditate a bit. Maybe even embrace me and my girls cat like demeanor…lazing around, calm and fluid. 

ON TO THE MOON: Taurus, the bull, may seem intimidating…but if you take away the stereo type of the ferocious beast…you’d find that a bull is a loving creature…an animal that is earthly. So for the next few days…it might serve best to embrace the naturalness of what we are…loving creatures on a glorious earth…tap into the roots of our earthly beings and reconnect to our feminine divine. And while we are at it…throw on a little cat eyes make up.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

From a Friend…

photo by Kelly Walden of The Walden Moon

My friend Katie shared this with me today…I felt it.

“She’s coming into her power…

She spent years not realizing who she was.
She doubted her beauty, her intelligence and her power.
She was one who always felt that she didn’t quite belong
because when she came into this life, her ties to the world of spirit remained far too strong..

She was confused and lost throughout her youth, unable to see herself much less accept and appreciate herself.
As a result she was like a ship bobbing in the ocean without a rudder and without the sails of confidence to direct her towards her own promised land.

She was one who bereft of her own acceptance, hungered for it and searched for it through relationships with others.
She was a people pleaser as a result,
she would not risk confrontation in order to support herself,
she succumbed to being influenced by the opinions of others even though she had already received her instruction from within.
She allowed her truth to be sublimated,
she allowed herself to be controlled…
Her need to be accepted and loved was such that she wasn’t prepared to step on or over any toes.

It took her years of being taken for granted,
ruled and overlooked before she put two and two together,
had enough and got the message.
Her suffering forced her to step out of the status quo that had always been too tight for her in the first place…
she became an avid seeker, searching for answers…
She needed to know who she was, she needed to know why she was here.
She needed to find a way to free herself from fear

She travelled far and wide,
She sat at the feet of a master,
She became a Yogini of an ancient lineage
and applied the teachings to her life,
She grew strong,
She awakened her heart
She awakened her shakti,
Her third eye opened as a result…
Her potentials started to be unearthed rapidly because the veils had parted and she recognized who she was,
She also recognized who everyone else was behind their socialized facade
and because she had seen through the myth of idealized perfection,
she could appreciate the actual perfection of the imperfections in herself and in others that she had once resisted and rejected.

Today she walks with conscious awareness..
she no longer labels people as good or bad,
She interprets everything as fluctuating energy without a fixed assignment.
She holds space for the confusion of others because she’s been there and she still visits that place herself
she understands their hunger for love misappropriated as selfishness, jealousy and competition…
She feels their vulnerability as she feels her own…
She knows the fear reflected in their eyes through her own past terror…
But underneath all of it she can see the obscured light,
the presence of God/dess despite all the protective armor…
She’s aware of this same divine presence vibrating in her body and in her heart…
She’s not so quick to cast judgment anymore because she knows that she is not above those that she is tempted to judge…
she knows that she is not separate
And because she gives herself permission to be herself as she is,
she can accept others as they are with appreciation and compassion …

She’s not invested in changing anyone either,
she respects everyone’s chosen path because
she understands that every soul is doing exactly what they need to do in order to evolve
So it is not her place to save anyone from their own lessons…
She reveals, heals, inspires and encourages instead,
she reminds others of their forgotten divinity…
She holds up a mirror so that they can see God/dess reflected back…
She has become a midwife for the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine soul.

The shy, timid maiden has transformed into the courageous, outspoken mother of all…
She says it as she sees it confidently without shrinking back,
She’s fiercely protective of the helpless,
She’s A torch for those lost in darkness,
and she’s not afraid to take a stand for peace and love to flourish in this world…
if someone tries to persuade her against her own knowing she simply and graciously responds, “Thank you for sharing.”
and she walks away…
Because she trusts her “self”,
She knows that she is Divine Mother embodied..

She is Artemis of the wild merged with…
compassionate tara and warrior Durga…
She has traversed the journey of Inanna into the dark underworld and emerged in possession of her kingdom
She knows why she is here and she’s fulfilling her purpose..
She’s not alone, she’s among many
who have chosen to return bearing love as their message,
their path and their gift of healing.” 
© Caroline de Lisser

(found HERE)

New Moon “Personal Manifesto” Supplies List and Prompt/Warm Up Questions

A NEW MOON is coming up on July 16th, 2015…

For the next Moon cycle we are going to focus on developing and writing a PERSONAL MANIFESTO…below you will find a description of a personal manifesto, along with, a supplies list and some prompt/warm up questions.

What is a PERSONAL MANIFESTO?

A personal manifesto is a written declaration of who you are, what you are all about, and who you want to be. It is a declaration to yourself and to the world…it is a promise to yourself to live the life YOU WANT.

In preparation for writing one I’ve come up with a list of supplies and some prompt/warm up questions to get you to start thinking. Start to answer the questions before the next new moon…don’t worry too much about grammar at this point….just answer the questions from your gut…as the moon is waning, try to cultivate a reflective state of mind. When the new moon gets here we are going to write our first draft of our personal manifesto. Keep in mind it will be a first draft…a personal manifesto is going to be rewritten, revised, and tweaked several times before you feel it just perfect.

Supplies List For your Personal Manifesto:

JOURNAL and a pen

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Computer, if you prefer typing instead of writing.

And a candle if you want to set the mood!

Prompt/Warm Up Questions:

1. Imagine yourself and describe what you see. Really evaluate yourself…the good, the bad…the things you want to work on. Write this as long or as short as you want. Write it in paragraph format…but don’t get too caught up on grammar at this point. Just let it all out.

2. As you are still imagining yourself list the top 5 things that you absolutely LOVE about yourself. It can be one word…a sentence…or a couple of sentences for each one. If you have more than 5 or less than 5…that is okay too. 5 is a suggestion.

3. With the same frame of mind list 5 things you want to improve on in your life: The things you don’t like as much but want to change. Use the same format as question #2…but then add next to each item a suggestion on how to change it. Then think about how those things have positively shaped part of you.

4. List your top 5 heroes. They can be real people or fictitious characters. Beside each hero describe their personality and the things you like about them.

5. List the qualities that you have that are the same as your top 5 heroes. And then list the qualities you want to cultivate. The qualities can be from ANYTHING or ANYONE. List your ideas of good qualities in a person.

6. Describe the person you want to be RIGHT NOW. Right now in this moment…who do you want to be? Write it down.

7. Describe and write down how you want to be remembered. If you are a parent, a friend, a daughter, a son, a grandparent, a sister, a brother….how do you want your family and friends to describe you? Write it down.

8. List all the things you are waiting for. Are these things that you feel you need to have happen before you can “be happy”? If so, why? Write down what you think is holding you back. Now think about how that makes you feel. We are going to turn that around!

9. List any doubts you may have. Next to each describe why you have that doubt. Then next to that…write down what you could do about that doubt to make it go away.

10. Write the following quote by Pippi Longstocking TEN TIMES:

“I am the sea…and nobody owns me.”

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Take the next 4 nights to answer these prompt/warm up questions…then on the 5th night, when the moon is new, we will begin writing the first draft of our personal manifesto!

Love & Moon Light,

Kelly