This collection evolved as a result of living in quarantine. Although this pandemic has caused so much fear and heartbreak it has also united humankind in ways that we have never experienced before. We were all being called to make sacrifices and to see beyond ourselves and do something for the greater good. This sparked a global evolution of change. It elicited a unity that evoked more kindness, more authenticity, and the desire to give more freely and generously. People began showing up for others in so many news ways. For me, it allowed me the time and space to focus on understanding myself better, it gave me the additional clarity to understand what type of human I want to be, and how I want to continue to contribute to the world.
This collection is a reminder that there is so much good that still exists in the world and that in order to contribute to this good we must live each day with self awareness, honesty and authenticity. My hope for these pieces is that they will serve as an invitation to stretch and grow beyond what feels comfortable in order to shine your innate goodness, your unique gifts, and your light on the world. We can not loose sight of all the inspirational change that’s happened during this global pandemic and allow it to be all for nothing.
This poem by Jeff Foster so perfectly describes my personal experience with Covid 19. “Perhaps our dreams are there to be broken, and our plans are there to crumble, and our tomorrows are there to dissolve into todays, and perhaps all of this is all a giant invitation to wake up from the dream of separation, to awaken from the mirage of control, and embrace whole-heartedly what is present. Perhaps it is all a call to compassion, to a deep embrace of this universe in all its bliss and pain and bitter-sweet glory. Perhaps we were never really in control of our lives, and perhaps we are constantly invited to remember this, since we constantly forget it. Perhaps suffering is not the enemy at all, and at its core, there is a first-hand, real-time lesson we must all learn, if we are to be truly human, and truly divine. Perhaps breakdown always contains breakthrough. Perhaps suffering is simply a right of passage, not a test or a punishment, nor a signpost to something in the future or past, but a direct pointer to the mystery of existence itself, here and now. Perhaps life cannot go 'wrong' at all.”