“The music is mesmerizing. 

It’s not sad, but it makes you yearn for those afternoons, or mornings, or nights when you felt so damn alive and attached to the moment. Those times when you were really experiencing life instead of thinking about how you wished you were experiencing it. 

The feeling is gorgeous.”

Excerpt from Blazed by Jason Myers

Shedding the August Skin into September’s

           It’s about that time when things get weird. A few eclipses will occur and Mercury will take another turn in retrograde, which means that there’s a lot to learn, and a lot to uncover. From a reflection point however of August - extremely fast paced and full of lessons. I went to Bali, Indonesia and spent my first trip out of the United States in a place and with people that’s going to be a tough one to beat. I learned that people aren’t very different and sometimes I think people tend to forget that. I was reminded of the values and beliefs I used to teach myself - that life and death both come from the same hands and that they are equally as important, and in a way, beautiful, even if one feels more-so than the other. I also learned that you don’t need much, but money is still helpful - a balance I’m striving to reach between an emotional spirituality and a acceptance of worldly treasures. Bali held up so many of my fears and dangled them in front of my face, and then continued to push me into them. It was, to say the least, changing. There are still things though that not even Bali touched and I’m excited for this month to come, even with all of it’s powerful and difficult planet alignments. There’s a lot of light to be shed and a lot of lights to put out. So, for everyone this month, take some time to reflect and ask yourself what it is you really want, and if you’re headed in that direction. Ask yourself if you’re doing what you want. Take some down time kids. Feels so good to get lost in yourself so eventually, you can share what you’ve learned with the world around you. xx 

This past month has been busy with visiting different places around the United States - from New York, to the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree to LA. It’s been a learning experience - to say the least. The idea behind the trip was to connect with other creative people and as much as searching for inspiration sounds like the best idea - inspiration will find you. In the desert without neighbors. In the vastness of the Grand Canyon. In conversation exchanges with natives of Los Angeles. 

I started out on this trip with an idea - an image I wanted to portray and somewhere in there, the universe gave me a huge wake-up call. It’s not about the image. It’s not about the way you want to paint it. I went in with an idea and came out with something completely different. This trip started out for all of the wrong reasons ; and somewhere in LA, the universe handed me a handful of moments that basically unapologetically pointed that out to me. 

When it comes to art, you have to feel it. & if you can’t feel it, then what in the hell are you doing? … What was I doing? Creating something to sell it? Selling myself? We’re surrounded by a society that tells you the only thing in the world that matters is having money or to have your name plastered around the world. The only thing that REALLY matters, is finding what it is, or who it is, that inspires you and let it pour from every part of your soul - that’s what matters. Being honest with your passion and inspiration - that’s what matters. So thank you, universe, for reminding me why I picked up a camera and a pen in the first place. 


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