In love with planes, plants, planets and the correspondence of them all🧚🏽♀️
Hopelessness. This was a feeling I would come to know all too well in my teenage years. When Pandora’s box was opened, all things dark, ugly, and brutal were let out into the world. The only good that came out was the sense that one day everything would get better. Hope. I never felt that, in fact, I’d get upset when people would say “don’t worry, you’ll be okay”. Overwhelming pain, loss, worthlessness, and loneliness were all too close to my heart to ever think that could be a reality. The worst part of my day used to be realizing that I had woken up, to feel it- to not be able to escape it- all over again. Cutting offered me a *temporary* sense of relief since it was the only pain in my life I felt like I could control. My mind was too clouded to understand the long-term effect this would have on myself and the people who cared most about me. After years of being in and out of therapy, hospital stays, and strenuous growth I was able to get an inkling on what this thing called hope might feel like. I found something that finally made sense, spirituality- or maybe it found me. I learned that by cutting myself open this way, I was beckoning any dark energy to enter my body, which would only further feed my depression. When I started to feel better I’d get so flustered when hopelessness came to knock on my door again, thinking I had shaken it for good. My scars are something I get asked about on nearly a weekly basis. Even though cutting is no longer a way that I choose to cope, depression is still as much apart of my life as these scars are. When depression knocks I can only greet it as an old acquaintance, accepting it, allowing it- and then finding (no matter how deep I have to dig) some will to move past it- to find hope. Mental health is serious and it’s not taken seriously enough in the Black Community. When I first told my mom she brushed it off and said, “Everyone gets sad sometimes.” Only you can know how you feel. Only you can take responsibility for getting better. #itsokaytoaskforhelp#youarenotalone#beafriend#youneverknowwhoyouretalkingto#depression#anxiety#bipolar#schizophrenia#ocd#ptsd#addiction#eatingdisorders
8 days ago261228
I hear your call say dive into the wilderness- spirit says dive into the heart
We can get hints at someones elemental dominance by looking at their hands. Water dominant souls usually have long fingers and long palms. Earth dominant people have square palms and short/medium fingers. Air dominants have square palms with long fingers. And lovely fire dominants have long palms with shorter fingers than their palm. How to measure this ? Fold your fingertips down toward your wrist and see how close they meet your wrist line. Or eyeball it like I usually do 😭😭😭 this is one of my secrets to guessing signs 😙
Join me !
Donation based yoga class
Saturday, September 22nd
Central Park at 3pm
We will meet at the Columbus Circle entrance (Yes, beginners are welcome ☺️)
1 month ago5150
Been needing the colors of yellow and
Because I keep searching for that which is
To look at life and see that I am you, call it
But learn to speak as those who’s whistles
Beyond the thoughts of not succeeding
Thankful that I can know my worth like a
Tycoon ——————- This poem is a very meaningful personal mantra for me because healing my solar plexus and throat chakras are themes that keep reappearing in my life. At first I thought it was solely a throat chakra block because I’d feel uncomfortable vocalizing how I truly felt, standing up for myself and my values- but as above so below right? There can’t be a disruption in the higher energy centers without its foundation being in the lower energy centers. After sitting with this feeling I realized inability to speak was rooted in a fear of making other people uncomfortable, a fear of not being liked if I disagreed or created conflict in a shared space (my Libra mars/ sidereal Libra moon at work). Working through this I am coming to acknowledge and embody that I cannot control how another person will react to my tone, opinion, or actions nor am I here to continue being programmed to fit into some mold someone else has of me. I am excersising my right to not only speak but speak UP. “I don’t care what I accepted in the past. Try me now”
PS I will be teaching a donation based yoga class on Saturday 9/22 at 3pm in Central Park. Dm/ stay tuned for details 🙏🏽🧘🏽♀️ 📸 @nyreecphotography
I am saying that a journey is called that because you cannot know what you will discover on the journey, what you will do, what you will find, or what you find will do to you.
PS Can white people stop telling me they wish they had a tan like me. This isn’t a tan, this is my skin.
PPS Don’t worry if we are 8 months into the year and you don’t have your shit together- #virgoseason is coming and you won’t have a choice but to get your shit together🌸
📸 by @nyreecphotography#jamesbaldwinquote#virgo#astrology#travel
2 months ago17288
The Leo constellation rules over the heart, upper back, and spinal column. Here’s a pose for all you lovely lions and lionesses #dhanurasana#bowpose We can all benefit by paying attention to our heart spaces over the next few weeks. Especially with the longest lunar eclipse of the century happening on July 27th in Aquarius. Leo and Aquarius are sister signs and they share an axis that is all about Individual vs Group, Playfulness, Self expression, and Generosity. These signs are about Love- whether it be for the self or for humanity. It is a great time to find new ways to let compassion and your heart chakra shine. For some it will be a time to think about the relationship we have with ourselves, and ask the question: what can I give myself right now? What does my heart need? For others, it will be a time to let people and feelings in (yes air signs- I’m talking to you) to allow intimacy, your voice, and expression to take the forefront of your actions and ask: What can I offer right now? What does the heart of humanity need? #letlovetakethewheel#greatposeforthebackiknowallofyouwerehunchedovercryingincancerseason#metoo#zodiacyogiac#astrologicalyoga#leoseason#leo#aquarius#yogainspace#zodiacsigns#horoscope#lunareclipse
For a long time I felt guilty for wanting to “make a living” off of teaching yoga and providing spiritual services- because being concerned with money is just too materialistic right? Wrong, if your passion is centered around healing, helping, and harmonizing then you deserve to eat and live just as comfortably as doctors and lawyers. ABUNDANCE IS OUR BIRTH RIGHT- period. Here are some #successquotes for each of the signs~
Aries: I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
Taurus: If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.
Gemini: Not everyone has to like you. Not everyone has good taste!
Cancer: Stop cheating on your future with your past. It’s over.
Leo: Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Virgo: Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Libra: One day? Or day one? You decide.
Scorpio: Thank you for the pain it made me raise my game.
Sagittarius: One year equals 365 possibilities.
Capricorn: The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground.
Aquarius: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Pisces: Your future reality is a reflection of how you choose to use your time in the present.