❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! Sending you lots of love and good vibes today...And every day. 😘💫
This mornings wake up was met with, “I don’t want to go to school! I hate school!” 10 minutes later it was followed by throwing her school uniform and laying on the floor for another 10minutes and the occasional little cry and look towards me. “I don’t want to go to school!” Why not? “I hate school” no, you hate getting up. “School’s boring” It is what it is, you’re still going. It’s time to get dressed now.
What she was actually saying is that it’s Monday morning and it’s hard to get back into school routine after a weekend. That 6:15am is early; she still felt tired and wanted to sleep. That although school is enjoyable, she’d rather be able to play Roblox and watch YouTube.
What she was really saying is that she knows she has to go to school but this morning felt hard.
She dressed and went into her bedroom and shut the door. I look at the clock and do a mental check of how late we might be. I prepare myself to explain to her that she cannot close her door in the morning as it means she’s not doing the right thing and she’ll make us late. I gently knock on her door and open it to see her with her special diary and invisible ink pens. She looks at me with a worried expression and I softly say, “I can set the timer for 5 minutes so you can do what you need to then you must come and eat breakfast” She looks relieved and says, “ok Mum” The anger and frustration is dissipating.
When the timer goes off she packs up and comes straight out to breakfast. Her voice is back to normal and she unwraps the rest of her morning with relative independence. We get to school with plenty of time. She’s tired though and wants me to walk her up. She doesn’t want to go play but wants to sit and wait for the bell. With me.
A duty teacher comes, moving the children away from classrooms to the supervised area where they are meant to be until bell time. She can see the look on Indi’s face and says, “You’re ok there Indi, your mum is here.” I know she’ll have a good day.
#mondaymorningsarehard #aspiegirl #parenting #grade3 #imateachertoo #quietvoice #holdingspace #school #asd
How many times in life have you tried to make a square peg fit into a round hole? If you’re like me, it’s more times than I care to admit. As I continue to grow in my faith, it is easier to hear and trust that quiet still voice that tells me whether something is a good fit or not. I’m a work in progress but I’m learning to trust that voice way more often than I ever have before. What is that quiet voice telling you? #faithoverfear #trustthejourney #listentoyourheart #quietvoice
Let mystery have its place in you;
do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination,
but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring,
and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird;
keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for the unknown God.
Then if a bird sings among your branches, do not be too eager to tame it.
If you are conscious of something new—thought or feeling, wakening in the depths of your being—
do not be in a hurry to let in light upon it, to look at it;
let the springing germ have the protection of being forgotten,
hedge it round with quiet, and do not break in upon its darkness. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
💫 My style helps me feel grounded. Just putting on this vintage situation helps me feel deeply attuned to my inner spirit. Having this sacred style practice helps me move through life’s challenges with more ease and grace because I feel connected to myself, God and all of Life.
Especially with what went down last week with a pipe burst in my kitchen last week. 💦 See my last post for the details.
Wearing this outfit today helps me to feel some level of normalcy again because I feel at home in within me. ❤️
I now welcome the unknown where I consciously create my future. 💫
"En silencio, y a lo oscuro en un ambiente tranquilo...donde los secretos nacen, y permanecen conmigo...." -poetic #quietvoice #poetic
So much of the post my business partner @egmazz
wrote this week is so true and so important for YOU to understand. (Yes. You!) I was so sure that Rodan+Fields was not for me. I had a very negative view of network marketing. I had no experience in anything remotely relevant. And I had a chaotic life with two toddlers, pregnancy with baby 3, a full time job, selling a home, and building a home. I’m an introvert. I’m skeptical. I knew I was all wrong. For all the reasons!
And so I said no and no and no. But this feeling kept nagging it me. It was a mix of “what if” and “if she can then why couldn’t I”. It was a quiet voice for sure, but it was there.
Elise is right that just one day I said yes. I remember that day very well. I won’t go into all the details here, but I will summarize it: I was missing things I didn’t want to miss and there was NO way that was going to change if I didn’t change something.
That part where she calls me friend and says she loves me? That’s true, too. I do this business with my closest friends, some who I was already close with and others like Elise, who was merely an acquaintance and is now a best friend.
And that part about “the most recent excitement”? That’s true, too. When you work for a company at the tippy top of a multi billion dollar industry, a company that is always innovating, things just keep getting better.
In just a few days, R+F is going to release some big news about 2019. Big.
If you’ve had a quiet voice whispering “what if” to you, let’s talk. I understand having all the reasons why it can’t work. And maybe it truly isn’t right for you. But make that choice based on real info, not on assumptions.
Meet our new addition to our home. More peace and prosperity for 2019. 🎋🕊✨
🌟 2019...I’m ready for you. Let the conscious creating begin...💜💫
Thank you @daniellelaporte
for my exquisite planner.✨
😌 Feels good to take spacious time off to slow down and rest. Reflecting on 2018 and feeling my way forward into 2019...
May you give yourself all the space and grace you need to deeply rest and fill your cup as you enter the new year. 😌💫
Let go of playing it safe. Allow yourself to receive blessings beyond your own understanding by walking in faith. 🙏🌟🏃🏻♀️
This one crept into bed with me this morning at 6am. This has been his wake up time since his sister was born. 🌹💕🌹💕🌹
But this morning he made a good effort to quietly creep creep instead of loudly announcing his arrival and cuddled up to me. Then my little girl started to mush and moan a tiny bit in her bassinet beside us and he, ever so quietly whispers, "it's ok baby. It's just ok." over and over. 💥💕💥💕💥
Heart explosion. That can only begin to describe that deep feeling in my soul. This is what he wrote in his welcome card to her and what he has said in anticipation so many times. But this morning was the first time he whispered that sweetly to her and she fell back asleep. His satisfaction was palpable as he ended with another whisper, "I love you baby Daxaleigh." (that's how he pronounces it, with an extra 'a')
🙏 You deserve God’s best.
Because you are God’s best. 🌟
(Say that again. And repeat...)
❤️ Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with overflowing blessings. Thank you for all your love and support.
I am deeply grateful for everything that I experienced this year. The joys enriched my spirit and expanded my capacity to receive blessings beyond my own understanding. And the challenges allowed me to strengthen my faith in God and reverence for who I am and becoming. 🙏💫
Saturday’s are the best...in the zone!
He (literally) drew me into existence...💫
So earlier this year, my Love showed me this drawing he created back in high school. It was of him in class. When I looked closer at the drawing, I was shocked. 😳 That was me!! My hair, my glasses. I even had that same power suit! And not to mention that facial expression...totally me. I was always in “Get *ish done” beast mode. Lol! 😂
Today marks our 20 Year Anniversary. ❤️ I can’t believe how time has flown by. I have always dreamt of having a sacred relationship like this. He is the love of my life and my best friend. Soul mates for real.
Through my Love’s unconditional love, I have learned how to fully accept myself and give myself permission to bravely express my unlimited and visionary spirit. I am definitely a better human being by being with him.
In my prayer time this morning, God said for me to enjoy this blessing. This is divine evidence that God loves me, is faithful and allowed this blessing to come to pass. Today commemorates how far we have come and who we have become, individually and as a sacred couple. Thank you God for making this dream relationship to come to pass.
Happy 20th Anniversary, My forever love @dezthegreat1
The amazing transformation at our new spa • Before and Afters
Listen to the quiet voice.
The one that says keep faith and keep going.
The second winds that whisper to you to rise above, again and again and again.
Heartbeats reminding you to stretch, breathe, reflect, laugh, love.
A gentle beckoning to be grateful for friends, family, forebears, fortune.
To stay resilient, raise others up, and let your light shine.
To stand in peace in your own sound and fury.
Pay close attention. It's singing to you the little reminders and the tiny habits and the open questions, humming your daydreams, echoing your best self, a solemn signal fire it may seem in the solitude or sadness or shadows. But these rumblings are a soulshaking, with steadfast impact, of a mysterious source, when you least expect it, that is wholly enough.
No matter what happens in our country, world, today, tomorrow, the quiet voice that bends toward justice will still be there, if you listen for it.
#quiet #quietvoice #quietrevolution #resilience #resilientheart #riseabove #keepfaith #keepgoing #midterms2018
A lot of you know and some of you may not know. But last year I suffered horribly from Postpartum Depression. It was such a hard year. I was so down on myself, I was sad, overweight, angry at the world. I couldn’t see past the darkness. As humans, we also hear this LOUD voice telling us: “no you can’t, no that’s too hard, no you’re not good enough, no no no!” I call that voice our “Ego.” But if you just tune that loud voice out, you can hear the much quieter one, the one I call your “Higher self.” That is the voice that says: “you can, you’re awesome, you’re confident, you’re strong, you’re enough.”
So, here I am opening myself up to that little voice, to my higher self. Showing the world my strengths. I know what defines me and it isn’t my weaknesses. It’s how I have and always will overcome them. You will too, I promise. Tune out that ego, and listen to that little voice inside. Because even though it may be little, it is much stronger once listened to. ❤️
#vote #quietvoice #charlotte #coffeewithfriends #houseconcert #ilovemyfriends @meganslankard
An amazing new song by @alexwongsounds
(His words below)
Surprise! I just released my first single in 6 years! It’s called “The Quiet Voice.” It was written with my good buddy @elisehayes
and the video was created entirely by my amazing @Patreon
This song was born from being sick and tired of power in this culture being falsely associated with brute force, aggression and bullying. In 100% of my life experience, when someone has resorted to anger, yelling or violence, they actually wield very little true power… They have become reactive, they have let the other side get under their skin... they have already lost the interaction.
Two weeks ago, I had no plans to release this song to the public and the video was not even an idea in my head... but in light of the immeasurably important election coming up I decided I needed to do something. I asked my @patreon
supporters to send me clips of themselves defining what true power means to them, and was completely blown away by how many amazing responses I received. I mixed the song in the car between Toronto and Ottawa, and edited the video between New Jersey and Virginia so we could release it in time to encourage people to exercise their true power at the polls on November 6.
HUGE THANKS to my @patreon
family who have given me the power to create art I believe in. I am so beyond humbled and grateful that so many people showed up to make this idea happen on such short notice. I hope you enjoy the song and video, and I hope you’ll share if it resonates with you. Link in bio.
Much love, Alex Wong
No matter what you’re going through, take a deep breath and look up. You are divine and unlimited just like all the natural beauty around you. 🙏💖✨
💆🏻♀️✨Got a Thai Massage as the grand finale of my BDay Wkend. Self-Care and Self-Preservation...The best gift that I can give to myself. 🎁❤️
Every week I sit in the waiting room while dude has speech. I bring a book because I 💓 books. I prepare to have 45 minutes of reading time and I get happy. Then the loud receptionist opens her mouth. It really grates my nerves. Like I want to scream "use your inside voice". The funny part is that the waiting room is full of notices to be quiet because there are therapies in session and their receptionist is the loudest one. This white noise machine is not drowning her out. #quietvoice #tryingtoreadhere
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.