A big thank you to all the ladies that joined us for our Paint Night Fundraiser this Wednesday! We had a blast, we loved having you and hopefully we see you at the next one!! • Thank you again Cara, @coastaldesignstudio , for teaching us the way 🎨 and thank you again, @thederbysalem for allowing us to use your space!
“God is like a little child. He knows no guile. But if you play the slightest deceit or trick on Him He is gone. That is why it is so hard to get hold of Him. You have to catch Him in the net of your unconditional love. Love means craving for God. God appreciates love more than devotion: In devotion there is distance and awe, perhaps fear; in love there is unity, at-one-ment." #paramhansayogananda#selfrealization#kriyayoga#god#love#deceit
🍂It’s my favorite time of year! Fall! 🍂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know that might be stereotypical but I love the energy of this season. I love feeling the energy shifts. Seeing the monarchs in their migration. And witnessing the beautiful changes in my surroundings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love celebrating the equinox by setting up a space to honor it. My little one and I enjoy picking up acorns and various bit and bobs. Grabbing those first leaves and bringing that energy of change into our home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is still warm here but I can feel the energy shifting and it is making me excited for the season to come. It is time to invite in that darkness and contemplation. To prepare yourself for the dark months ahead and for the season that leads to rebirth in the spring.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Monday is the Fall Equinox. How do you plan on celebrating? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am going to sit down and meditate and journal on my intentions for this season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make a warm meal for my family and I to share.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I like to do a deep cleaning of my home to restore balance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And hopefully some fun crafts with my little. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mind you I won’t do this all on Monday. I will probably do most of my plans over the weekend so that my family and I can enjoy it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share with me what your plans are and how you like to celebrate!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope you have a beautiful weekend and Equinox. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
People come and go, some will stay with you through thick and thin while others will leave you when you needed them the most. You see, abuse happens to everyone, people will abuse you mentally, physically, they will abuse your trust, kindess and even your heart. It's far more easy to make excuses for them and to blame yourself, but it is important that you understand-it's not you. They might try to make you think that you're the problem. They might even point fingers at you. Don't listen to them for they are people who never take responsibility for their own actions. Love and fear do not go hand in hand. If they manipulate you or take you for granted then that simply is not love. If you lose those kind of people it is not a loss, but rather a gain. You have to look within yourself and find the courage to walk away from them, even if you fear that you might end up alone-it is far more better to be honest and true to your feelings rather than adjusting them just so you don't get hurt or even rejected from your own society. You can't fix those kind of people and all you are doing is giving them more permission to hurt and manipulate you even more. It is not your fault. But it is your duty to move on and start working on yourself and as Charles Bukowski said “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” Self love is the first step of being able to love others and being to differ between real friends and people who will abuse you in any form possible. Your time is way too valuable to be wasted on people that can't accept who you are or to be treated as a second option. Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.💞 . . #motivationalquotes#motivational#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#selflove#selfrealization#happiness#speakyourtruth#loveyourself#emotionalabuse#abuse#positivevibes
Human life is a God given chance to find out who you really are and where you really belong. Don’t waste it on anything else. Just try to merge into god. Put him first and be still. Empty yourself of all other thoughts but HIM. Rest in his presence so your heart can be filled with only his love and thoughts. He can't fill a heart that's already full, full of the things of the world. He can only fill empty vessels. God always has the power to help you overcome any situation. Trust on Him, he can turn around any situation for you. So much is happening in this world and the struggle to survive is getting more difficult. Everyone has been affected in some way. Though prayers are being offered, some may wonder if God will take take us through. Understand that in all things, God is working out a perfect plan that would strengthen you in the process. The struggles you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. The enemy can’t do anything to you if god is with you. You can’t lose the battle when his power is your force and your strength. Just remember that HE knows all your struggles and all your pain. It was by his will that you were created and by his will you came into this existence. He knew your name long before the foundation of the earth. There is nothing hidden from the all knowing, all present God. The wind, the waves and every storm and battle that you face must come, HE allows only that which he will cause to be used for your good. So never give up. He is working out blessings in your life that you can’t even imagine! You may feel weak, but God will keep you from sinking if you will just keep your eyes on him. When all hope seems lost, remember that it is not all lost to the God, he can make possible of the impossible. He can take you through your storms and pain and bring you to a magical place. Know that not all things will work out as we hoped. We do not know the future or what is going to happen. But in spite of your