August 12, 2014

Static + Silence...

Taken by the photography of Antonio Mora...through the lens of his camera he captures a sense of the static + silence that exists in our mind. Quiet the mind- each day you must find time to quiet the mind + listen, listen to what your instincts, your inner voice + higher self are telling you. Only when you clear the static can the silence exist + in the silence,  many of the answers await to help direct your next step. Do not be afraid to trust yourself, to be certain that you do know what is best for yourself. Do not get distracted by the static that is the chaos of life- find the silence, I promise that there is much to be found where there is calm, where there is quiet.

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August 11, 2014

Tunes for Today...

For today put all your doubts aside + simply chase the light. I write + think of it often- chasing the light, moving in the direction that is calling you. Find the energy you had as a child, before the world told you there were certain things you could not do, when your imagination ran so fast you couldn't keep up with it- when you were limitless...although you will always be limitless- as long as you believe it. Find your fire within + go chase the light- go find what you are looking for.

The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...

 Forget all the reasons it won't work + believe in the one reason that it will. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool that you must work to master each day. Not everyday will be easy + in fact some days will be filled with challenges that don't seem possible to triumph. Put your mind to it,  you will triumph- you have the power to overcome anything that is holding you back from living out your potential. Do not let doubt slip into the spaces in your mind where determination belongs. You are powerful, never forget that.

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August 8, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of White Sage

There are many plants that have magical properties that work to heal your mind, body + soul. I have been using different sages + smudges to clear energy for many years + recently began drinking a tea with white sage in it. The scent + taste can best be described as earthy + powerful. White sage  is a mint herb that was often used by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks. For hundreds of years, white sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish spirits + encourage protection. To clear your space + being no matter what smudge you choose to use it is best done by quieting your mind and thinking of all the energy that you are carrying with you, often it belongs to someone else, release it from your space + body by saying that you send it back to the earth. I have always also said a blessing to let go of all that I am carrying that I no longer need. Sipping sage in a tea is a very similar experience + in many ways it is important to stay present in the moment as you drink the tea + let anything go with ease that you do not need. Another way to invoke the protective and cleansing properties of sage is to take a  relaxing bath in the leaves. Take a bundle of sage, separate the leaves and add your favorite essential oil to a warm bath. The white sage will remove any energies from your body that no longer serve you, and deposit them into the bathwater- as the bath water disappears down the drain so will the energy that you no longer need to embody. Click on over here to order some of my favorite tea from my favorite teashop.
We each have the power to only allow what serves us to remain in our lives however it is our responsibility to set the boundaries for what remains and what must go.

August 7, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Muse...

Carry the energy forward someone once told me. From that I realized that we are all energy + we are simply here to exchange energy, every moment of every single day. Find the urgency + yet find the patience to recognize the light that is inside you...move in that direction. Strip all your fears away + let nothing hold you back. Find the quiet in yourself + listen, listen to what your higher self is telling you. You are never lost even when the path is not clear...move in the direction that the light inside you is pointing, if you are not afraid the universe will open up to protect you + take you where you need to go.

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