Archive for October, 2011

October 10, 2011

barefoot and pregnant

there was a time, some time ago, where i found myself in need of dramatic change. i needed to reinvent myself after years of living a life (man) that i loved dearly but was never designed for. with the hopes of finding a life that reflected who i was, and who i could be, i up and left and moved to montreal, which brought me every kind of succulent and scandalous adventure my old soul needed, at the time.

i shared my home with a number of young, single, and beautiful roommates and together, amongst aspirations, educations, budding professions, and some (un)healthy social competition, we, along with our pulsing friends, drank copious amounts of wine, smoked too much, laughed and laughed, danced all night, acquainted lovers that were bad for us, spent more $ then we had, swam in controversy, touched on crazy, slept in, and eventually woke up, hard, to the cold sting of the surrounding air.

one roommate, a curious and talented individual who i admired very much, led a life unlike mine- both the one i’d left and the one i was temporarily living whislt exploring and experiementing with myself out east. she was different then me… she was dynamic and electric, full of fiest and so many other feverish qualities, and she was also very grounded and balanced in her approach to life and daily responsibilities, something i had not yet mastered (here’s hoping i do one day soon). it was not unusual to find her preparing healthy meals in the kitchen- busy, quick, and purposeful- nor was it rare to find her often under-dressed. never barefoot, though, as she was horrified at the thought of becoming the kind of woman who would go barefoot in the kitchen, this fear only surpassed by being barefoot and pregnant, which represented to her the definition of being without class, style, or personhood.

today, years later and living the life that i was meant to live, i am fortunate to be at home, warm with time and good company, and find myself, under-dressed and barefoot, creating many healthy masterpieces to nourish my busy working family in the weeks to come. i am listening to my folky tunes that have never been a phase and i have the product of my womb singing, dancing, reading, and playing in the room adjoined to me. though i am not pregnant, i would imagine that all this is a likely equivalent to her worst fear, but i am not afraid.

i am blessed, and i am thankful.

peace to you and yours, hh.

October 4, 2011

let it grow bigger the the sun

dear self,

i hear you need a pep talk. you wanna know how to revolutionize your life? manifest personal greatness and desired outcomes? i got you covered, listen up. here’s how:

first, get rested. nothing is as important or critical as rest. sound impossible? it’s not. in order for you to get more beauty sleep something will have to be compromised, something will have to lose out. you, however, can only win if you’re rested . so, no excuses. get napping. or, alternatively, if you work like a race horse and the opportunity to nap eludes you, go to bed early. simple.

next, drink loads of h2o. not much else is required, though, admittedly, i’m partial to some java and vino in the mix, as you may know. and, obviously, eat less crap. no need to get defensive, there is no point. it’s true, you consume garbage and it’s holding you back. pure food is dream fuel.

then, sweat some. get your sweat on walking, running, stretching, dancing, playing, or laughing even, for all i care. it doesn’t matter how, it matters why. your blood needs it to be pumped up and your head needs it too. don’t think it does?you’re wrong. manifesting greatness is big work and you gotta be clear. a little sweat detox, a little blood cleanse, a little intestinal flush, it goes a long way. trust me on this one.

now that you are physically ready, you gotta find your soul center. sounds big, yah? it’s not. you already know where it is. go there, deep there, and ask for some help. offer a trade, pull a favour, barter. you gotta get your spirit on side. you may need to work at this one, neglect takes it’s toll on relationships and you may have to build up trust again. it’s a process that can’t be rushed. romance yourself, and have some fun doing it. once you’re there, connected and whole, listen. be reminded that purpose is perfectly paired with patience. you need both to go forward gracefully.

with body and spirit awake, now it’s time to use your brain. revolutions have never just been about emotion. get informed, get organized, get strategic, get purposeful, get committed. it’s mission time.

ready? alright. ready, set, implement. time to introduce your readiness to your hopes and intentions, embark on your action plan, and meet the opportunities as prepared as you need to be. face forward, and smile while you’re at it.

catch you later, self. best wishes as you grow the life you want to be living.

p.s.- feel free to consider a drastic hair cut. change begins with change. 

p.p.s- remember to thank the universe when it all works out. gratitude will take you far in this life.