{the healing power of storytelling}


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I've been watching in tasteful morsels the latest season of Queer Eye. I loved the original (Kyan, my fave) and I love this incarnation as it goes deeper in revelation. I want to indulge in every story and every emotion. I want to linger in these lives.

What I see in the power of this show is what I see when I see people sharing their own stories. It's refreshing. It can feel a bit "personal". It invites people a little closer. It seeks connection.

In an increasingly divisive climate that we've been thrown into on social media, storytelling interrupts the discord. As humans we are social creatures and that means we wish to be seen (and accepted) -- as we are.

A large part of what I do is listen to people tell their stories. While details are not identical, the similar themes bleed through the same human veins.

We all have our baggage -- or as I would like to invite you to view it as your story.

When we heal these stories you release the emotions that tie you into the experience of that story, when you no longer feel beholden to the hurt and anger. This is when sharing is the most potent medicine in connection. It doesn't have to be super public, it can be to a friend or loved one.

By sharing, you become a catalyst for potential healing. This form of connection is most needed now: authentic expressions and perspectives.

Because...literally we all have "it", some shameful secret in our lives or families. What's most damaging is when these stories become burrowed they can harm us.

It's why I speak openly of the mental illness and addiction that runs in my family. Decades ago, no one could speak out about this. Now, I have to or it will continue to kill us. Sharing my "woo" stories is other way I wish to make connection and share the exploration of something magical!

It's no surprise to me, sadly, that suicide rates amongst teens, young adults, and particularly effecting men, are rising. Demonstrating vulnerability and openness may be "soft", and it is a strength. Social media isolation is just as real, so if you're called to share, do so. If you don't want to or don't feel you have a story to share, interact with the stories you do see told.

Storytelling helps heal (on allllll levels). 
Storytelling helps save lives.

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Today, I literally talked to a friend while she was laying on the floor...

… with a crystal on her forehead.

The energies we are going through right now are A LOT: there’s a couple retrogrades, crazy making news...

Here’s what I’m hearing from you (outside of explainable symptoms, like a cold or normal levels of anxiety, for example):

✨ a sense of overwhelm or a newfound sense of expansive energy, it feels like “a lot” (whatever that LOT feels like is personal)

✨ disruption in food consumption (voracious or uninspired)

✨ kind of like ungrounded, but not necessarily ungrounded, maybe just drifted or kind of attached, unsteady foundation

✨ peaks and valleys of the emotional spectrum

✨ synchronicities galore or an insatiable desire to connect authentically

✨ I have personally been feeling like a floaty headedness with vertigo type feeling, like I’m not totally just in this dimension

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Especially for those of us who are sensitive, empathic, and/or currently growing, remember your body is acclimating to frequencies always. This means in your physical body too.

Sometimes, just listen. If your body is begging you to slow down, and you’re having the feels, then: stop, look, and listen. The more urgent or obvious the sensation, the more seriously you should take it.

Even if you have to carve the time, butchering plans, you’ve got to listen to your soul and prioritize that time. Integration is a process.

There are a lot of cosmic and celestial frequencies pouring in IN ADDITION TO your humanness and the work you’re already, doing.

Go with the currents. Ground them.

My intuition is telling me these frequencies are a reflection of the changes brewing. There’s a new energy incoming. As mammals, we are sensing it, and I believe their is an ancient wisdom we can learn from. It’s a new/old sort of thing. 🙂

I’m “prescribing” loads of lemurian quartz and whatever your fave stone is for the “too muchiness”: kunzite, sugilite, black tourmaline, selenite, lepidolite, howlite, Smokey Quartz, etc.

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{you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be}

I’m feeling this message today as an invitation to be an observer. Observe your reactions, no matter how slight. Observe the sensations in your fingers and toes, your nerves and bones.

Where do your feelings start?
Your heart?
Head?
Gut?
Skin?

Bare witness to how all these sensations weave together first before trying to snuff or ignore them. What is *it* telling you?

Allow this process to be easy so that you can see how your own energy is working FOR you, and it’s YOUR CHOICE how to take this information.

How you tune into your intuition:

Where’s your place of knowing?
What would you like to see reflected around you?

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BEYHIVE

Maybe it’s because I wrote about the Beehive today, that I’m feeling the message even louder watching Beyoncé’s Homecoming.

Every single one of her performers is doing THEIR best. She is a product of everyone in their space, in their being, committing to being their best.

And what is she doing? The same.

It makes me recognize the catalytic magic of when everyone is buzzing.