*You decide*

Happy New Year!!! 💗

Just a little reminder to not let the opinions of others, be your opinion of yourself.  No one… and I mean NO ONE can decide who you are, except for YOU! People will judge and criticize and point their fingers at you all day long… but it’s not your job to listen. We are all a work in progress, doing the best we can with the information we have in each moment. Please don’t let your mistakes define you, and please don’t turn against your beautiful self. As long as you know the golden truth of your beating heart, you can hold your head up high and flow with the vibration of love. Life can be really hard to navigate sometimes, and I feel that we need less righteousness, and more unity in our understanding of each other as human beings. We all hold up mirrors for each other, which allows us to see ourselves through others. What you see in others, is also a reflection of what you see in yourself. So lets love deeper, forgive easier, and know that we are all enough in our glorious imperfection.

Be Truly You,

MLO xo


*What is my purpose*

This is a question we have all asked ourselves many times. We search high and low to find comfort and meaning, and for an understanding as to why we are here on Planet Earth. I used to think it was unkind, that we were just dropped off here, with no answers or explanation of anything. I used to think “what is the purpose of eight billion, lost and confused human beings, spinning around in the universe, floundering, without a clue as to why? I’ve spent many years of my life going “outside” of myself, trying to find the answer to life’s greatest question. I followed my dreams as a singer/songwriter, I went to school for massage therapy, I’ve tried a number of different hobbies, I’ve lived in many different places, and moved to another Country. I’ve traveled to beautiful destinations, I’ve been in and out of romantic relationships, and friendships. I became a mommy to a beautiful little girl. I’ve done meditations, yoga, and attended some beautiful spiritual workshops. I’ve written endless amounts of poetry and reflections about life, love and purpose….. and what I’ve come to realize is that, as beautiful as all of those experiences were, and as much as they’ve taught me about love and life… none of them answered the big question. “What is my purpose”? As I’ve grown, evolved and awakened, I’ve realized that I have always had an inner compass, something far greater than myself, helping me and guiding me through this life. Once I became aware of the spiritual side of myself, I began to see how magical life really is, and it told me without a shadow of a doubt, that there is so much more than we could ever understand, as mere human beings. What I know for sure is that we all have this inner compass. We all have a beautiful, shining truth within, and when we veer away from our truth, our inner compass tells us in some way or another. Maybe you’re in a relationship that you’re not truly happy in… maybe you think you have to stay in that relationship because that’s a decision you made. Your truth will scream at you, until you align with your hearts calling. Usually it will show you in indirect ways… like feeling unwell in your body, or feeling drained of energy, or feeling like you don’t like your own reflection in the mirror. When I’m not following my truth, my inner compass shows me through anxiety, panic attacks, and an overall feeling of unwellness.

I am so relieved that my initial thought was wrong… the one about being dropped off on Planet Earth, without any answers or guidance. And I will tell you that the only way I found this divine enlightenment, was through darkness and PAIN. Pain is a beautiful blessing in disguise! I know it’s very uncomfortable, and no one enjoys being in pain, but it is one of our greatest teachers! Pain cracks our hearts wide open, and it lets the light and the truth inside. We need to learn to embrace our pain, and not run away from it. As a collective, we have been conditioned to live in so much FEAR!! Fear of opening up, fear of expressing our truth, fear of love itself, fear that love will eventually cause pain, fear of vulnerability,fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of expressing our feelings. I feel that the masculine struggle with this more than the feminine, because of ancestral conditioning. The masculine has been shown through generation after generation that they must suppress their feelings, and be strong, and never to show emotion etc etc. I can’t even imagine how terrible that must feel. As a fully open, emotionally expressive woman, that must be an inordinate amount of pressure on the masculines shoulders.

I’ve learned that love can’t coincide with fear. Fear and love are like oil and water… they will never be together as one. LOVE lives on the other side of fear! The way I see it, is that everything is an illusion… except for LOVE!! Love is the only thing that’s real!! Which brings me to my answer…. to the big question.

What is my purpose here on earth?

Our purpose as human beings, is and always will be TO LOVE…. and here’s the kicker!!! I’m not talking LOVE with expectations and conditions… I’m talking about UNCONDITIONAL LOVE! The kind of love that forgives ALL, EVERY TIME… because GUESS WHAT?!?!?! We are all doing the best we can at life, with the information we know at this moment in time. We are all LOVE AND LIGHT beings at our core, and I believe that our mission is to navigate through experiences and ultimately banish the ego, to return to our natural state. LOVE IS THE REASON…. LOVE IS THE MISSION… LOVE IS EVERYTHING!!!!

Think of how crazy this whole experience is!! And how overwhelming it is!! And how lost we can all feel sometimes. So if someone has hurt you and caused you turmoil… forgive them!! Love them!!! Stay open!! Closing your heart just lowers the vibration of the planet, and we don’t need anymore of that!! Set healthy boundaries…and let love lead the way.

 

Be truly you,

I love you ALL!!!

Misty xo


Without guilt

For the last two years, I have been really strict on myself with exercising and eating clean. In that time, I trained for eight months for a body building bikini competition, and I have worked hard at maintaining my size two jeans. I’ve loved taking care of myself, and I’ve benefited greatly from these practices on a mental, physical and spiritual level, but there has come a point in my life the last couple of weeks, where I’ve just needed to be free and give myself a break. I’ve been allowing myself to eat everything that I want, healthy or not so healthy (still vegan and gluten free) of course. But it has felt soooooo good!!! I’ve exercised two times in two weeks, and my body feels rested and rejuvenated. I gain weight reallllly fast when I “let myself go” , so my pants feel a little tighter and guess what?? I’m embracing myself completely!!! We are not meant to be perfect…. and we should love ourselves in all of our forms! I will get back on track with health and fitness when I’m good and ready. But just wanted to share that It’s okay to give yourself a break, and skip a workout or eat junk food WITHOUT GUILT. Tis the season for stretchy pants and comfort food!! I’m making a homemade lasagna tonight if anyone wants to come pig out with me!!! Cracking myself up bahahha!! I love and accept myself just as I am… and I love and accept you all just as you are!!! Namaste xoxoxo *Be Truly You*

MLO

 


Status is illusion

Guess what? Your worth isn’t determined by someone else’s opinion of you. It is not determined by how many followers and “likes” you have on social media. It is not determined by any outer circumstance, such as what clothes you wear, what car you drive, married or divorced, how much money is in your bank account, or what job you have or don’t have. Whether you’re high up in the entertainment industry, or a garbage truck driver, or a doctor, or a homeless person on the street. In truth, it doesn’t reflect your worthiness as a human being. Status is illusion. Essentially, we are all remnants of a unifying energy. Deeply connected in the essence of our beings. We are literally beautiful beams of light, walking around this earth, yet instead of standing in our brightness, we lurk in the shadows of illusion and separateness. The ego works tirelessly to keep us “disconnected”… It survives on fear and doubt. Being aware that we are not our egos, we are not our thoughts, we are not our minds, is ultimately what will give us the freedom to the truth. And the truth is that *we are the awareness behind it all*. The consciousness that is observing it all. The mind will always do it’s thing, but it loses it’s power over you, when you can be aware of it, and not attach yourself to it. This is not easy to do, as we’ve been conditioned to identify with our minds as a way of life. But it is the long journey home. This truth embraces me most, when I meditate. When you quiet the mind, and wrap yourself in the warmth of stillness, it’s just so obvious. Lets make the time to remember who we are 🙂 Everything is energy! Nothing in this 3D world is really as it seems. So next time you’re scrolling on social media, and feeling like your life sucks, and that you don’t measure up… remind yourself that you are already whole and complete!! Right now in this moment! JUST AS YOU ARE! You are a MAGICAL SOUL! You are LOVE AND LIGHT!!! …. and I will say it again – STATUS IS ILLUSION!!!! Be Truly You 💗 Love Misty 💗


Running away

I go through these phases of running away from myself. Sometimes I feel so in tune and comfortable being with “me”, and sometimes my mind/ego/emotions run wild, and I’ll do everything I can NOT to be still with myself. Sometimes when I feel the heaviness of the world, I tend to shut down a little… and I’ll distract myself with mindless doings, like scrolling on my phone, or watching a movie… or keeping myself way too busy. Basically, anything that will keep my mind away from the present moment. It was a busy week with going to the CMA awards, and surprise birthday parties, and having my beautiful mother in town. All of the excitement, partying and late nights had me worn out, and so last night I knew I had to catch up to myself. I took a candle lit, epsom salt bath to relax and sooth my muscles, and went to bed at 9:00pm. I had the best sleep I’ve had in a long time, and woke up at 6:00am. I meditated and did some yoga for a full hour, and now I feel so connected, grounded and peaceful. It’s funny because I know what I need to do to feel present and calm (meditation, nature, hot bath, enough sleep .etc) , but sometimes I put it off, and take the long way around to getting there. We’re funny, complicated characters.. us human beings. I’m going to make a serious effort to make more time for self care. Because what’s more important than having a peaceful, centered, loving state of mind?!? I think what I’ve learned this last year more than anything else… is to just be easy on myself. Perfection doesn’t exist, and we’re all doing the best we can with the information we have at the time. So, I’m going to try to run towards myself more often, and in the times when I’m not strong enough, I will give myself a damn hug anyway… because I am enough in all my forms… and so are YOU! I love you guys! xoxoxo

Be truly you,

MLO



“Seen”

You know what gets really “old” for me….?  The fact that I don’t feel like I’m “seen” by most people.  I can count on two hands, those special souls who have taken the time to know me at the core of my essence.  I’m sure many of you feel this way too.  It’s like our outer appearance acts as our representative, but it actually has nothing to do with who we are as souls.  It’s always nice to get a compliment on your appearance, but for me personally, it means so much more when someone gives me a soulful compliment, like – “your energy is so beautiful… or “your presence is so comforting”.. or “your laughter is contagious”. Sometimes, I just look around at all the surface bullshit, and it makes me feel sad that human beings aren’t connecting on a deeper, more profound level. We are magnificent, divine beings, and I know we are all capable.

I think there’s too much focus and connection on the outer world (material crap), when the truth will only ever be found, by going inward.  That’s where you truly “see” yourself, and in turn will be able to truly “see” others.  I used to run away from myself, because going inward meant I would have to face all of my pain.  But once I found the courage to go through it, I realized there’s always profound healing on the other side.  Hurts from our past, linger in our bodies and in our energy field, until we face it, feel it… and then release it. Meditation is an incredible tool to connect with yourself, and to shine the light on what needs to be healed.

So, I’m totally venting tonight (thanks for being here)… I just hope for the day that we will “feel” the beauty in a soul… and not just “see” the beauty in a face.

Goodbye Surface Bullshit……….. Hello Substance.

Be Truly You,

Love Mist xoxo