photo by: carlos ramirez

photo by: carlos ramirez

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

style like u ~ reference

i have enjoyed this project from style like u ~ this week's interview (in particular) bowled me over (kindly) cuz this woman is gorg and grounded as she speaks of past hardship. i relate to her wholeness. ... i love these words in particular from her:: "i mean, i love to see women succeed. i'm not saying i don't like to see men succeed too, but i just feel very ... there's almost like a sisterhood ... to create a platform where women feel comfortable being themselves ... it's just the freedom of not having to hide anything anymore ..." ... and about her past:: ..."but i'm in a place where i needed to let it go ... i'll never forget it, and i'll always appreciate it, but i didn't want it to hold onto me ..."

* i am sharing these words and the link, b/c it's freaking awesome inspiration and a great reference for my babybutterflies project. thank you to any sister who shares their story ~ it's becoming time for that more than ever. may it (all) be shared from a space of lighted self-trust.

love,

k *

Saturday, October 11, 2014

yoga-body excerpt

i am sharing these words b/c i find them interesting and incredibly pertinent. just a heads up that the original article needs lots of love on an editing level, but if you can read past this, some of the concepts are great. references/credits: original article and https://www.facebook.com/ybicoalition

"In her book, Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism, Miranda Shaw documents the lives of Tantric women, many of whom were esteemed teachers and Buddhas. Called by many names, Dakinis (woman who flies,) Vidyaharini (knowledge-holder of magic, ritual, mantras, mudras,) Vira (heroine,) ... the most common term was Yogini (keeper of the occult secrets).

Described in Tantric texts as wild, ferocious and "fearless," these "eternally transgressive yoginis" are described by Shaw as deriving "pleasure from the fact they are untameable."
 

In the Yogini Tantras, it reads, "Wherever in the world a female body is seen, That should be recognized as my holy body." (Now that’s body positivity at work.) Shaw writes, "Discovering the 'divine female essence' within her, was the female Tantric’s path."

That’s why I believe there is a better way to resist the forces which seek to denigrate our natural functions and attempt to keep our bodies under control. We must begin with reconnecting with what is essential or authentic to our experience of being embodied – because how else will we know what is artificial or imposed?

Rewilding the yoga body means disconnecting from the artificial construct of "body image" itself, the strictures of race, class, gender that tell us to look, act and feel in certain ways. It means entering the true yoga body of our sensations and feelings, to reconnect with the processes and cycles of the natural world, which flow through us. And it returns us to the ancient understanding of our fore-mothers, one in which our bodies and our biological processes are sacred and numinous."


yes yes yes yes yes. 
and thank you.

Friday, October 10, 2014

b/c i see 2 becoming 1

* images on integration *
"... b/c i see 2 becoming 1 ..."

self-portraiture, copyright 2014-forever, ksw.




Sunday, September 28, 2014

jeff brown // resonance


i've really enjoyed connecting w/ jeff brown's fb page ~  

and here is some writing from him that i love today:

"Being a sensitive person can be a confusing, complicated thing in this still harsh world. It feels intuitively right to open, to feel, to enhearten our daily life, but the world is still vibrating at a more armored and edgy place. It is not yet attuned to the ways of the open heart. So what to do? We don't want to deaden our capacity to feel, but if we feel too much, we get run over by an often heartless world. I have found my best answer in three places: (1) Selective Attachment; that is- carefully discerning between positive and negative individuals and environments, and only attaching to those people and places that can hold our tender heart safe; (2) Strong energetic boundaries; that is- being physically and emotionally charged, so that we can more effectively repel unwelcome energies; (3) Conscious Armoring; that is- learning how to put on armor when necessary to manage the world and difficult situations, and, consciously removing it when it is no longer needed. If we cultivate these practices, we stand a much better chance of preserving our sensitivity. Once we lose it, we lose our connection to the moment altogether. Here's to a sensitive way of being! What a courageous path."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

empathy validation


"Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world."

~ Anthon St. Maarten ~

:: via :: cosmic weather 




Monday, September 15, 2014

sacred purpose

 
these words from jeff brown are pertinent ~ 
i wanted to share them.

"You are Sacred Purpose.

AND ... It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you about who you are. There is so much of that. This is your journey. Even those with the best of intentions, cannot know the path you are here to walk. The REAL journey is not one of adapting ourselves to someone else's vision, but instead, shaping who we are with our own two hands. ... it’s a personal decision, and it doesn’t have to be grandiose. Your purpose can be as simple as learning how to listen better, how to enjoy the moment without getting in your own way ... wherever the growing is, wherever you find genuine peace with your path, wherever you feel unmasked and genuinely real ... we are at the beginning of a new way, a way of being that is sourced in who we REALLY ARE, not our egoic face, not our survivalist face, not the false face of our hidden power, but the real face, the real path, the no bullshit-no hype-no pretense expression of WHO u REALLY ARE ... Your sacred purpose may be covered in dust, it may be HIDDEN FROM VIEW, but its still in there, sparkling with infinite possibility ..."

i like this writing for many reasons. namely, it makes me giggle, b/c i've been chanting to myself the last two days, "no more dust." love, k *


Sunday, September 14, 2014

new phases necklaces

new phases is here!

instructions ::

1. let me know through facebook or email 
which necklace you want. 
2. i will take it off the market.
3. you pay me through paypal ~ simple!

if you purchase a new phases necklace, treat it w/ care ~ it is delicate and should not be tugged on. all necklaces are long and clasp-less ~ they will slip on over your head and hit just below the chest-zone. necklaces have been cleared, blessed, are intended to soften your heart, and feature recycled relics. 

TAKE $1 OFF WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE NECKLACES.
SHIPPING = $3
ADD $5 IF SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE STATES.
ALL SALES FINAL. 

1. power*piece, $5

2. power*piece, $5

3. $5
4. golden hedgehog, $5
5. $5
6. cherries, $6, SOLD
7. CUSTOM NECKLACES AVAILABLE FEATURING GREEN/GOLD PENDANT OR SILVER HEART*KEY AS CENTERPIECE. STARTS @ $11 AND GOES UP DEPENDING ON DESIGN/MATERIALS. 

love,

k *