“An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation so much as invocation.” ~Lewis Hyde
What is invocation?
It’s like a prayer, a cry into the unknown, a plea to God. In dictionary-based terms, it’s “an act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, etc. for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like,” it’s “an entreaty for aid and guidance from a muse, deity, etc. at the beginning of an epic or epic-like poem.”
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a physical pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever wondered how a person achieves high self worth? In my experience, it’s become very obvious that self worth is not built or acquired solely based on our circumstances. Continue reading “Dare to Be: 7 Thought Habits Of People With High Self Esteem”
What if I told you that you could pick yourself up right now, go outside and call yourself an uber? Right now, get in that car and choose to go almost anywhere you’ve been wanting to go? Right now… and actually go to that place of your dreams.
Would you do it? Continue reading “The Power of Spontaneity”
I believe in the inner-child.
We all have one. That child is a deep, vital part of who you are. It’s the part of you who knows what it means to truly learn and explore this beautiful world we’ve all found ourselves in. It’s the part of you that has no fear of failure, the part of you that thrives off mistakes, and the part of you that sees no limits to what your imagination can do. Continue reading “Releasing the Inner Child”
Acknowledge Your Body
Take a step back and recognize what your body really is.
Your body is not there for other people’s pleasure or to match ever-changing beauty ideals. Your body is your home: a home to your mind and your soul. Without your body you have nowhere to live. Continue reading “7 Powerful Steps to Body Love”
Did you know that having a gratitude practice is not just a trendy new thing, but it can truly change your life?
It’s true. Gratitude has so many benefits, that it’s hard to keep track. Basically it’s a full on mind-body-soul medicine. It certainly transformed my life.
Gratitude didn’t come easy to me. Perhaps it was my dysfunctional family or our non-religious household growing up, but gratitude was not something anyone practiced around me. I was in my twenties when I first heard about the benefits of a gratitude practice. I rolled my eyes at first, then got curious. Continue reading “9 Ways to Keep a Gratitude Practice without Journaling”