May my life be one of gratitude and joy. May I never become the story of past injustices done to me or my people, but surviving and thriving despite injustices done to me and my people. May I live a life of healing and may I wake up seeing the world anew each day. May I always remember that I am taken care of, watched over and loved. May my life be a song and a memory of love when it is over.

Mia Genis

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

Iyanla ~ Choices

August 14, 2013

What you do with what you have been given in life is entirely up to you. You are free to move in any direction you choose, at any time you like. Keep in mind that once you start the journey you can change your mind about the direction in which you want to go.

Iyanla Vanzant

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Goethe ~ Becoming

August 12, 2013

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de –escalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

-Goethe

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Raising Vibrations

July 31, 2013

Too often we believe because someone is family or a close friend that we have to hang in there, allowing them to dump their anger, self-centeredness, and emotional unconsciousness onto us. We feel this is how we love them. That it is our duty not to rock the boat.

Wrong! Over the course of my life I have set countless boundaries with family and friends. I learned that loving another person is not about allowing them to abuse us. Love always seeks to bring a higher, wiser level of awareness than what created the negative situation in the first place. Yes, it is challenging because boundaries shine a light on wounded, negative dynamics. But to love both ourselves and other people we must accept the truth that if we do not establish limits then we are enabling those who treat us badly to continue to do so.

Our families are intended to be an important area of safety, support and love. Families are the first area in which we need to set and maintain healthy boundaries. If we do not then we are teaching our children that mistreatment, disrespect, and even abuse are okay. And none of these is ever love.

Raising Vibrations

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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“…To be human
is to become visible
while carrying
what is hidden
as a gift to others.

To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.

You are not
a troubled guest
on this earth,
you are not
an accident
amidst other accidents
you were invited
from another and greater
night
than the one
from which
you have just emerged…”

David Whyte

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Rhonda Byrne

July 26, 2013

You were not born to struggle. You were not born to live a life where the moments of joy are few and far between. You were not born to toil in your work five days a week, with fleeting moments of happiness on weekends. You were not born to live with limited energy, feeling exhausted at the end of each day. You were not born to worry or be afraid. You were not born to suffer. What would be the point of your life? You are meant to experience life to its fullest and have everything you want and, at the same time, be filled with joy, health, vitality, excitement, and love, because that is an amazing life.

Rhonda Byrne

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Don Diego de Sachavacay

July 24, 2013

If we don’t learn to be humble, we will experience great fear at the moment of our death. Everybody wants to be a big tree. Everyone wants to be the biggest tree, the tree that has more money, or the tree that knows more about this, or the tree that has done more of the other. When the hurricane comes, all the trees can fall down. When the hurricane comes, if the power of the wind is strong enough, the trees will fall down. But the grass, which is something that everyone steps on, remains the same. It doesn’t change at all because of the big storm. Spirituality is understanding the power of the grass, understanding the power of the smallest, and becoming closer and closer to this essence, and letting go more and more of our personality.
-Don Diego de Sachavacay

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

Mokasiya ~ Back Home

July 19, 2013

There is little time left now
for sharing your night’s drama
rest the pain
the sorrow of your thoughts
on a cloud of unconscious forgiveness
stop trying so hard to be fully aware
of conscious suffering
digging out the old broken weapons
of guilt, blame, betrayal, and shame
share the star field
of your singing voice
write love poems
to grasshoppers, frogs and sunspots
dance barefoot on the earth
spinning, spinning,
until you know nothing about the illusion of gravity
then anoint your neighbors feet
with the brush stroke of your hair
paint passion fruit
in the heart of Mystery
and laugh, laugh,
laugh your way
back home.

-Mokasiya

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

Some day, if you are lucky,
you’ll return from a thunderous journey
trailing snake scales, wing fragments
and the musk of Earth and moon.

Eyes will examine you for signs
of damage, or change
and you, too, will wonder
if your skin shows traces

of fur, or leaves,
if thrushes have built a nest
of your hair, if Andromeda
burns from your eyes.

Do not be surprised by prickly questions
from those who barely inhabit
their own fleeting lives, who barely taste
their own possibility, who barely dream.

If your hands are empty, treasureless,
if your toes have not grown claws,
if your obedient voice has not
become a wild cry, a howl,

you will reassure them. We warned you,
they might declare, there is nothing else,
no point, no meaning, no mystery at all,
just this frantic waiting to die.

And yet, they tremble, mute,
afraid you’ve returned without sweet
elixir for unspeakable thirst, without
a fluent dance or holy language

to teach them, without a compass
bearing to a forgotten border where
no one crosses without weeping
for the terrible beauty of galaxies

and granite and bone. They tremble,
hoping your lips hold a secret,
that the song your body now sings
will redeem them, yet they fear

your secret is dangerous, shattering,
and once it flies from your astonished
mouth, they–like you–must disintegrate
before unfolding tremulous wings.

-The Return by Geneen Marie Haugen

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Daniel Votino ~ Today

July 15, 2013

Today I woke up and
I was everything I wanted to be.

I forgave myself of everything that
had ever made me feel ashamed.

I loved everyone everywhere…
even those who hurt me.

I sent love to those who
have lost their way.

I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.

I realized I was endowed with
all the power of the Universe…
to think…to feel…and create,
and to love all that I have created.

I reveled in the realization that this
is the sum total of all I have
intended for myself to date.

I realized that right NOW is the only moment
there ever really is, was, or will be.

I knew that all my past, except
what was good, was gone.

I made a pact with myself never to forget
to hold this feeling as if it were a little child…
for indeed it was.

Today I woke up and I was everything
I wanted to be.
Daniel Votino

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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