She knows she’ll get her butt kicked if she
chooses aliveness. Her light will blind others.
Her darkness will not let her fit in.  Her success

will provoke conflict.  Her ways of healing will
be judged. Her enemies will want her to
cower. And fear will do its best to take her
down. So she draws a circle around herself and
keeps opening up. Because aliveness is
freedom.  She’s embracing the risk to bypass
the ordinary. And she is exactly what the
world needs right now.

~ Tanya Markul: The She Book

Don’t waste your time on anyone or anything
that makes you feel less than like yourself.  I’ve found
that one of the worst feelings in the world is
waking up to my soul whispering: stop being
an imposter, this isn’t  you.

So I return to the Trees, and that is where I see
my reflection and feel the scratchiness on my
shoulder blades as I grow back my wings.

I let go of who I was to dare and discover who
I am in the freedom of this moment, and just
like the wind, I know I’ll change again, but
gasp with excitement at the mere thought of
soaring in the breath of now.

RIP, old self. You Served A Great Purpose.
~ Tanya Markul (The She Book)

Inner Light ~ Loner Wolf

As St. Francis of Assisi once wrote, “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” Whatever you’re struggling with at the moment, whatever darkness is lurking within or without, just know that your inner light is forever and always burning within you. Even in our most lost, confused, distraught, and anxiety-filled moments, the inner light of your Core is there, ready to guide you home. Reflect on moments when you’ve faced this inner light before, what was it like? How did you feel? Seek to cultivate these numinous moments and find practices that help the inner candle of your being to grow brighter. Ask yourself, “On my deathbed, when all is said and done, what will truly matter?”


Message: “Manifesting abundance” is a catchphrase many people like to throw around these days, but few truly understand what it means. Experiencing abundance isn’t about giving the Universe a shopping list with all of your desires, nor is it about trying to assert control and “get what you want.” Instead, abundance is about recognizing the richness of the life you are already living. The ego has a way of materializing spirituality to serve its own cravings, but don’t confuse abundance with the spiritual materialism you see today. Abundance is a state of mind; an openness of the heart and a willingness to feel happy with what we already have. Yes, gratitude has a way of attracting even more abundance, but that is not the point: the point is to actually experience the richness of our lives as a gift of Grace. How are you already living an abundant life? Notice how that reflection impacts your week and paradoxically draws more abundance to you.