LOOK - I'm happy to be seeing all the gratitude posts -- all the "I'm so thankful to be alive...to realize what's important" updates --- it's great. Truly.
BUT LISTEN - if you are not somehow motivated, frustrated, & shook to your core about the inherited issues that this laissez-faire, capitalist approach to economics has paved the way for -
then you are fucking sleepwalking through this life.
For those of you with mantras that resemble, "but think about all the good things that are happening right now" - "I don't watch the news because it's depressing", "ignorance is bliss", "what difference can I actually make?", or "it's a rigged system...I don't even vote" .... we need you right now. Come out of yourselves. We need you to be active in some way.
It IS because we have collectively chosen to competitively participate in this kind of society, to be inactive politically, & to live in the space of, "whatever" - that we are blindly being led to our own modern-day gas chamber.
Do something. Anything. Get involved. Even if it's in the smallest way - Please. We're going to need everybody we can get right now. ✊🏽✊🏻✊🏿
Today I left my 1st Hawai'i home. What will essentially always be home to me here on the island of O'ahu. I left home for a new home. For a new adventure. For growth & opportunity that my mind, riddled with limitation, can't even imagine quite yet. I left when things were going well. While still having love for the work. Kinda like I left Michigan.
I'm super nervous, always pushing away the lingering sense of making the "wrong decision" - whatever that actually means? I'm working through transition, though. Taking this time to put my head down for a bit, to revisit my relationship to source & ask for guidance & grace.
ALSO - giving away anything I don't NEED... cause new home = TINY HOME! Aloha Pālolo! 🌱🌲🤙🏽👌🏽💆🏻⚡️
I've been blessed with many teachers this past year. A major contributor to my blossoming was the evolution of this Wolfpack of mine. 🐺
Each of these women have taught me something invaluable. Especially when it comes to love. Some of you taught me about how to love myself & develop a real sense of worth - how to love each other with little expectation & abundant grace. Others demonstrated how to navigate pain & anxiety & recognize the radiant, capable feminine force that I am. I don't where I'd be without them. I don't know where I'd be without you, @ashleylukens - mama wolf. I'm calling on all of my guides to watch over you right now. To ensure you come back to your center...to mine. 2018 holds a lot of healing.
We got this. 💓🙏🏽🦋✨🌱
Mahalo NUI to @katemykleseth & Hale Ko'Olina for taking an interest in the work we're doing here in Wai'anae. From the founders, managers, & community members of this property - the farmers, admin team, case workers & participants of our programs, there is such an extraordinary story to tell. Thank you for seeing us! 🌱
"aroused state involving intense feeling, autonomic activation and related behavior. Animals have emotions insofar as they are motivated to behave by what they perceive and much of the reaction is learned rather than intuitive. The reactions are based on rewarding and adversive properties of stimuli from the external environment." #currentmood
WHEN the students you've been working with give you that 2nd Semester Review: ❕❕❕ 6 months ago these kiddos wouldn't even sit together & let one another share a thought. I'm so incredibly grateful to be working with youth that I can relate to - empathize with.
I was the kid that just couldn't show up for herself. I'm grateful for the educators I've connected with here in Hawai'i that have taught me how to consistently give a shit when it seems like no one else does. To the many, many teachers, counselors & mentors who molded me into the being I am today. For seeing me when I couldn't see me.
Now I can give that back. 🤞🏽