Day 98: An Update

So exactly 100 days ago, I had this moment where the words “The Sacred Architecture of the Here and Now” floated through my brain. I was lying in bed and I paused whatever I was doing to write it down and that was the moment this blog was born. The blog wasn’t an idea I was stoked on from the beginning, though, it felt narcissistic and like a bandwagon I had been taught not to buy into.

We're all like cats jumping on the Swifer ride of life!

We’re all like cats on the Swifer ride of life, “No time to explain, quick, jump on!”

Luckily my little ego got out-shouted by my divine intuition and the idea for a post-a-day 365 Day Creativity Challenge was not long coming. You see, I was working on raising my throat chakra vibration pretty intensely since moving to a new country and using a new language had forced me to confront my frustrating inability to communicate well. I had developed excellent public speaking skills and found the English language rife with lovely vocabulary with which I separated myself from my peers but I still found myself communicating things I really hadn’t intended.

The Creativity Challenge this blog hosts every day has been about exercising my communication muscles (which are found in more than just the mouth and throat where the fifth chakra lies) in an effort to find my flow and join the mass of functioning humans who say what they mean and mean what they say. This blog has been a continuous affirmation to myself and the hard work I do every day to raise myself up ever closer to my higher self. It has brought me affirmations from the Universe that I’m on the right path, and it has given me a reason to communicate with Nature daily in a way that I know has already affected my ability to communicate with other human beings.

I’ve always been outspoken, but not in a skillful sense. I’ve always called myself creative, but not in an artistic sense. I’ve always found myself spiritual, but not in a “God” sense. All of these half truths have changed in only 100 days, and I’m so blessed to have found this path on which we are walking together.

In 98 days our bond has grown 183 people strong and the vibrations in our community have resonated amongst us more than 500 times. This is a real thing. This is happening. Thank you for being a part of The Sacred Architecture of the Here and Now.

Namaste ♥

Whaaat? Veronica, this was so cool and then you went all sanskrit on us with that silly word and now we’re lost! Okay sorry, guys, but there just isn’t an English word for what I want to say! Here’s a translation and I hope you will permit me to sprinkle it around my postings here on out now that you love it as much as I do…

“In India when we meet and part we often say, ‘Namaste,’ which means I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.”    – Ram Dass


Day 76: Sometimes Riding The Metro Gets Pretty Existential

Something cute to warm you up before the brain juice gets flowin'...

I don’t even know how to express the emotions this makes me feel.

The word “emotion” comes from the Latin movere “to move” and e meaning “out.”Literally, emotions are energy moving out of the unconsciousness, through the body, and into the conscious mind.

I am a Highly Sensitive Person, which I’m realizing deserves a post all of its own, and so I feel quite confident that I am an expert on feeling all the emotions in the universe. In any given day I experience all the highest highs right alongside the lowest lows, if I’m lucky and I don’t get stuck at one end of the spectrum.

This does not in any way mean that I am an expert on handling all the emotions in the universe. That’s why I love this knowledge so much. As a person on the never-ending road to self-improvement, the idea of energy moving up and out of me is really exciting because it means I have a chance to 1. see how I’m functioning internally and 2. decide if I like it or not.

Emotions viewed in this light become the best friends of the person seeking her higher self and truer existence. These little guys become signals which put your surroundings onto the  “stop, chill out, go” spectrum and help us live lives that reflect our desires to be closer to Nature, God, and the Universe.

Suppressing emotions robs us of the chance to grow into a better version of ourselves in addition to the tension blocking them causes. It’s acting from unconscious motivations that so often get us into trouble and this flow of consciousness through the body recharges it, cleanses, and heals it, too. Releasing emotions releases tension and vice versa! That’s why yoga can be such a hard experience in the beginning and even later on (cough, after five years, cough).

Morals of the story: feel emotions, don’t worry about them, do yoga.

The Sacred Here & Now

P.S. WELL? How does this make you FEEL?

P.P.S I accidentally just made my 100th post. YAY!