The world's most beautiful perfume bottle...holds water? ⚜️ Isn't there something so "work of art" about perfume bottles? On vanities, in closets, in bathrooms, on shelves, on bedside tables...wherever you keep your fragrances, they will delight more than one of your senses from day to night. Imagine among them stands one a little more sacred, secretly meaningful. It holds court with the handsome colognes and elegant perfumes, but surprisingly within its lovely exterior packaging of highest grade crystal, rose topper, and white velvet ribbons with Sacred Heart medals...lies...the most basic element of life: water. But not just any water. This water has been consecrated to represent blessings. So when you dab and go in the morning, dab and go with this one too. It won't make you smell lovely like your signature scent, but it will make your soul lovely, and that fragrance reaches to heaven. ⚜️ God is not outside of our reality. He reaches out to us and walks among us in our humanity. He uses human, physical elements, to bless us even now. Water...a basic necessity...becomes a spiritually significant one too. We look forward to every person - child, grandchild, godchild, teen, adult - owning this cross-generational symbol of royalty in their home, so that they too can reach for it in daily blessing. Surround yourself and those you love in beauty, grace and blessings. ⚜️ #royals#royalchildofgod#blessings#blessingsonblessings#grace#surroundyourselfwithbeauty#surroundyourselfwithgrace#surroundyourselfwithlove
Prototype only... ⚜️ For years we pass between bandaids and blessings for every bump and scrape. When someone is undertaking a tough challenge or undergoing a season of suffering, we ask God's blessing upon them. When a baby is baptized, when someone celebrates a birthday, when a couple gets married, when someone graduates or moves away, when someone needs a job or a loved one dies, we pour out our hearts in prayer for God's blessing upon them. When fear strikes before bed, or nightmares... When weeks, months, or years of depression, anxiety or attack burden our souls, we pray for blessing and we bless. Sometimes we reach for our trusty little plastic bottle of blessed water to mark the sign of the cross upon the forehead of those we love, or sprinkle the water around the home or situation in an act of faith in God's help. These rough, tossed around bottles for, yes, a simple element, but also a sacred sign! ⚜️ This treasure was born. #royals#royalchildofgod#blessings#blessingsuponblessings#holywater#aquasacra#surroundyourselfwithgrace#surroundyourselfwithbeauty#surroundyourselfwithlove
Body positivity. I could rant and rave about this all day. Not only is it an issue that has deeply affected me throughout my life but I seem to attract so many others who have sold their hearts one underweight cover image/diet tip/exercise regimen at a time till they arrive to me as they are today lost in a struggle to regain a relationship to their own flesh. So many of us are equating looking a particular way with being deserving of pleasure, recognition, power, status and connection. We do it ourselves and we do it to each other. I was chatting with a friend overseas on loudspeaker as I walked through the noisy city today about this horrifying self hatred we are willing buying into and through which we are perpetually being manipulated. Passersby were confused at me yelling about the fact that I've had enough of being asked to condemn myself for cellulite. These strangers thought I was mad. And perhaps I am. The buck stops with me. If you are going to stay intent on hating yourself over lies that line the pockets of unscrupulous businessmen while you waste your precious life that's on you. I got no time for this. I'm so excited about creating a narrative that invites us to love ourselves. Exactly as we are. I tried to post this earlier and it didn't go through and I usually can never be bothered retyping my messages if that happens.. I send the heartfelt words into the ether and hope someone hears me.. magically when they need the sentiments. This is different. I'm done with deception. Here to spread self love. Here's to self acceptance! Yes! Are you with me? Ps. How beautiful are those green leaves out my window? #yogaforchange#allbodiesarebeautiful#selflovemovement#bodypositiveyoga#perspectivechange#yogamelbourne#surroundyourselfwithlove #loveyourselfsilly#lovewhoyouare#recoveryjourney
*photo of Lions Gate Bridge #vancouver sailing on the #pacificocean back from Bowen Island. More than this photo I want to share the peace and love and beauty that I have in my life and the gratitude and joy I felt when I took this photo. 🍃 Some seasons of life are so challenging it's hard to imagine you will ever feel the lightness of joy and excitement of life again. I seemed to go through a lot of that in the past 8 years. Like sometimes every single thing was a struggle and a challenge. To do one thing I thought was simple (and was simple for others) took me 10 steps because of finances, mindset, lack of community and close friendships, spiritual stuff! ...I don't even know! It was so frustrating some days!! 🍃 I'm sure life will feel like that some days again as well. But I see that every single small and big step I was taking in the direction of my life's passions (the things it feels like i was created for) is a tiny and gorgeous success! . 🍃 It took many talks with friends and strangers, it tool people sharing wisdom and experience and being teachable and open to hear, choosing to listen to and watch videos about things I wanted my brain to have more of, it took not being afraid...everyday normal life requires so much bravery! Did you know that! We never arrive somewhere perfect in life...but our minds and spirits and hearts can arrive somewhere grateful and loving and full of grace. I think forgiveness for myself and for others and always remembering to give myself grace for my total imperfections helps me share forgiveness and grace with others. Wow! It's so important. When I forget that things get grumpy quickly! 🍃 So I want to say. Have grace with yourself and focus on what you are grateful for in yourself and around you. And know that each step is making a difference. Baby steps! I have more but I'll stop there now. 💕 🍃 #gratitude#grace#hope#healing#joy#jesusvibes#holistichealth#share#vancity#sailing#smallsteps#babysteps
You should always put yourself first. Do you know how to do that? By loving yourself.... How? By taking care of yourself.... That’s who you will always have. ♠️♣️♠️ #advicefrommymamacita#overdinner#howimissedhercooking#surroundyourselfwithlove
Did you know that the colors around you actually influence the way you feel throughout the day? It affects your 💡Productivity ☕Energy Levels 😁Mood and Emotions 🤖Even how you react to a situation! I love all things bright colored because it keeps me upbeat and on target. What's your favorite color to surround yourself with? What do you find yourself wearing ALL THE TIME?? Do you know the meaning behind it? It might surprise you!! 🤯 These are just some of the random things I come across and love to share because WHY NOT??? Some days I think about the job I've chosen, but when my JOB is being 100% me, what could be better? #nationalcolorday#surroundyourselfwithlove#ownyourpersonality#randomandloud#findyourrainbow#rooseveltrow#artsdistrict#phxartsdistrict#phoenixarizona
Choose Joy! ⠀ What brings you joy? Here at Nuku, we feel joy when we are moving through the poses on our yoga mat. When we’re dancing and singing with our friends and feeling the love for them. When walking peacefully in nature and breathing in the fresh air. When we connect with someone and have a meaningful conversation. When we feel like we have made someone else happy. ⠀ We believe that we can proactively create more joy in our life by seeking out what makes us happy and by finding the good in every situation. We can bring more joy to the areas of our life which are not joyful by choosing to look and experience life through the lens of love. ⠀ ⠀ How are you making sure you're choosing joy every day?
You might think I'm not judging you, but here I am, secretly non-secretly judging you. . I judge you as the amazing person that you are. . I judge you you as the beautiful soul that you are. . I judge you as the vessel of unlimited and magical potential in and for this world. . I judge you with all that I am. . My soul. . My heart. . My love. . Yours truly, Anna 💖