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Sadness Explained (in a Positive Way)

Sadness Explained (in a Positive Way)

Sadness can be a guiding light.   It can let you know that it’s time for your soul to do some growing… that you’re ready to let go of trauma and ascend to a higher level of consciousness. In the releasing process, you may very well feel downright drained emotionally or plain old down because you are simply processing emotions, which takes energy out of you.  Allow this stage to teach you the meaning of existence, knowing that if we can not fully honor the process then we can not fully enjoy what comes next: Space. Freedom. Peace. Happiness. After the storm, the sun always shines… and most importantly, it was always there to begin with. We just can’t see it when we are dealing with the rain, but what if we danced in that rain instead?  What if we allowed its presence to open us up; to show us our strength? If we didn’t hurt, we would be weak. Many of us think our pains mean we are not strong, but the truth is quite the opposite.   Just as you must destroy your muscles through working out in order to grow them, and a day or two after a workout your body will be sore, think of your emotional and spiritual growth similarly. Get My Free Guided Meditation The only reason you are hurting is because you are letting go – or are being encouraged to seek deeper within. I used to fight off my sadness. I didn’t want to sit in the space of my pain because it was overwhelming, but I knew running wouldn’t work for me any longer either.... read more
Step Into Your Strength: The Truth Of Power

Step Into Your Strength: The Truth Of Power

Never forget your strength or your humility when you leave your front door. A lot of us think that the two are not combined – that confidence needs to be cockiness, or wearing armor around our sensitivities gets us more bed partners or instagram likes. It doesn’t. The only thing it gets us is further away from the reality that our power comes from our heart, and our power is accepting of all and is open to change. The truth of power is that it admits when it’s wrong. It doesn’t have the need to be right or for others to be wrong. It gives freely, knowing that it doesn’t need to put its name on everything it touches; it can help others shine on their own accord because it is the best support system out there. It’s also the best friend to the long days of our life. Our power reminds us that everyday won’t be perfect, and won’t always feel worth it, but it is.  There is a method to the madness and our strength teaches us that we are ever-evolving beings who will get another opportunity to come our way when the one that we want most doesn’t come knocking. Our strength tells us to trust.  To surrender.  To know our dreams are on their way and our intentions are being fulfilled even when we can’t feel or see them being so. The truth of power is that it’s made up of peace. Our power is knee deep in honesty and guides us to making the choice that is best for all parties involved. Own it. Garrett Paknis Love this?... read more
How I Went Went From an Addict To Advocate

How I Went Went From an Addict To Advocate

Even though I now am happy to live life on my own terms with a happy heart, I once lived in fear, afraid to fully be my authentic self and step into my power.  I had intense sensitivity which overwhelmed me, and while all I wanted to do was connect with people, I didn’t know how.  I always felt like I was in the corner, and nobody wanted to be my friend.  I often got overwhelmed in my social awkwardness and so I looked for an escape plan any way I could. Well, when you look, you find, which I did in the name of drugs and alcohol.  I put a barrier between me and the world, and in my drinking and addiction issues, I found a safe haven.  I found a land where I could feel temporarily safe.  The shitty thing is that when you make a home out of tequila bottles and cocaine, it doesn’t necessarily have a strong foundation. I remember the day I stared into the mirror and didn’t recognize the shell of a person who I had become.  I felt disgusting, and shameful.  I thought my life was over; that there was no way out.  It more than frightened me because in that moment, I saw what death looked like. I knew I had some choices to make, right then:   I could choose death, or I could choose life.  And guess what?  I chose to live. But I didn’t just choose to live:  I chose to understand everything I could about myself and how humans work.  I decided to travel the depths of the human psyche and become... read more
Finding Your Missing Pieces When You Don’t Know How

Finding Your Missing Pieces When You Don’t Know How

  We don’t have to always win or be right. Some days we lose, and are ‘wrong’, and have to take a new direction when there’s a road closure up ahead. We aren’t meant to walk through this life unscathed, or never frazzled, or potentially perfect. No. That’s not real. What is real? The reality is that life is hard work. It takes our attention, and our intention, our struggle and our tears, in order to point us toward where we are meant to be: Here. If we can be present, without longing for the past, or wishing for the future, then we have achieved the dream we have been sent here to not only dream but to live. It can be an awfully difficult road to get to the land we’re searching for when we’re forgetting that we are already there. When starry nights pass without our notice, or when appreciation is a lost language in the tale of our heart, it’s time to cut back and take a look around. This world was built for all of us to enjoy and have fun. Earth is simply a playground for us to run free in, but most of us aren’t “playing” by the only rule in this garden of life: TO LOVE. Instead, we play by rules our pain whispers to our brains, nudging the truth of our souls so far away from understanding where we are lost and deserted in a land of confusion, often forgetting that it’s okay to search for new answers when our old habits no longer work for us. If we never pause... read more

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