I’ve been deliberate about trying to get free. The idea of having non-stop bills, rent, credit card debt, it all started to feel like an endless cycle of working just to pay bills. Only to have brief moments of leisure or me time on the weekends. Something just didn’t add up. So some place in my consciousness decided, a few years ago, to try to untangle myself from the web. To release myself from the obligations. To write a new narrative about my lifestyle and life story.
There are distinct chapters in my life I won’t forget. The sensation and new flavors of Brazilian street food. The first Janet Jackson album I fell in love with. My first kiss. With each memory, I’m ushered back to a distinct chapter. Stage in life. Each being marked with key indicators I can viscerally recall by taste, touch, sight, smell & sound. As if they have imprinted in the DNA of my life’s journey.
Candles are more powerful than they are often given credence. They can assist us in our journeys by creating visual cues in our immediate environment of relaxation. They welcome in gentle warmth. A new rhythm. Comfort and an invitation to slow down. A subtle atmospheric softness that can be ignited instantly.
The herbalist from whom I received my training once shared with me the profound concept of living in your “fuck yes!” It is a simple yet remarkable ideological framework that has drastically shifted how I live and make decisions in my life.