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"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon." Rumi


One Year In

E942593_10151395495651607_1514799709_nFourteen days ago I received a notification about my One Year Anniversary with WordPress! One year and 14 days ago, I was convinced I knew what I was trying to achieve with this blog. But now, I’m not so sure and it feels great because I don’t have the headache of having to find the right topics, photographs or poems to specifically post on my blog. One year and 14 days ago I wrote my first post about which I smile every time I read. I was attempting to reach enlightenment through what? I now realize it’s not a goal you reach and then move on to the next. It’s self discovery from every level forever. It’s being aware of life knowing not all the answers yet remaining peaceful and being faithful that whatever the outcome should be, it will provide room for growth and wisdom.

Here’s an (un)apologetically short synopsis of the year before my blog began, the year during, and the beginning of another year into the blog.

  • 2011 was the start of a season that I would have never imagined. Coming out of a long term relationship, i engaged in a culture of artistic social gatherings, slowly crawling out of a shell that hid many talents and gifts I was blessed with.  I built many strong connections with whom I would be working with today, supporting one another in many ways.
  • 2012 was my real awakening, involving dismay, pain, frustration, (re)connection, fasting, appreciation, gratefulness, broken relationships, bonds built, fuller awareness, etc… It marked the beginning of a new life with different perspectives and a clearer mindset. It opened me up to tolerating, respecting and appreciating different religions, including participating in different rituals and practices from several belief systems that inevitably have expanded my growth.
  • 2013 is coming into bloom. This year is the year that my changes from 2012 will find their space to dwell in. A year of decision and action.

Like I stated in my previous post, I’ve been absent a lot more than I was last year. But I wont be gone for too long. I’m grateful for the connections I’ve made throughout the year, the wonderful souls that have blessed me with their knowledge, their accounts of experience, their art, their stories, their philosophies, etc. I’ve learned many things from all of you. Yes i’m referring to all of you who’ve inspired, motivated and supported me thus far through my blog and yours. I’m also very humbled to have been awarded many times for my blog throughout the year. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Peace, blessings and love always ♥,

your Moon in full 🙂



“I was reborn when I was broken” – Maxwell

I welcome you to this moonful of chronicles where wholesome intention and observation, along with things I am passionate about are freely expressed through experiences, nutrition and the arts (photography, poetry, music, dance, art).

For many years I had the ability to remain grounded in the midst of chaos because I stood firm in believing that we are all extensions of The Universe (or God). But two months ago, my state of  serenity was shaken with trivial, emotional and materialistic obstacles. I’d wake up every morning with no sense of purpose and within a state of confusion and indifference. Every circumstance became a burden; every lesson became a punishment. I felt trapped in my own body, a prisoner  of instability. I was a thirsty feline slurping from an empty fountain.

Until one night. A friend bluntly, but with love, pointed out the root of my “struggles”: ME. Every smudge of charcoal on the canvas that is my life – every smudge representing said burden and punishment– was then simplified.  I realized at that moment that every struggle was implanted by my psyche and those circumstances and lessons that I dreaded would eventually contribute to my growth.

Within the past couple of years, I have adopted an holistic approach to life, more specifically in nutrition, aesthetics and nature. And in the past half year, I applied the same approach to my ideologies. But two weeks ago, my demeanor on life itself shifted. I am learning to embrace every second knowing that yesterday is no more and tomorrow has yet to exist. I wake up every morning with pure intention in my heart. This change has come about through Reiki healing, meditation and mindfulness.

A lover of arts & nature, I will share pieces of my heart through my work and others’. Join me as I tread through a journey of enlightenment. One ♥