"You are indeed expanding, growing, ... evolving." yes indeed, specifically my ankles/feet. My feet look like pontoon boats... , deflate balloon animals!
This time of transition is just mind numbing WHOA. I am exhausted, but I keep going. Ready to have some relaxation time soon I hope. Very much need it.
IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!! Cannot believe there are 80k of you beautiful crystal lovers in our community. To celebrate you, we’re giving away this one of a kind crystal collection! These are all ones that @heather_askinosie's been hoarding and hiding…so each one is near and dear to our hearts. One lucky winner will receive this whole collection - that’s right! Here’s how you enter:
1. Follow @energymuse + @heather_askinosie + @crystalmuse
2. Comment below with your favorite crystal + why.
3. Tag your crystal loving friends for an extra entry!
That’s it! The winner will be announced Saturday (7/14) at noon. Good luck everyone! #giveaway#crystalsofig#crystalsofinstagram#crystalgram
Crystal identification: (left to right)
Top row: Black Tourmaline, Hematoid Quartz, Aragonite, Tangerine Quartz Lemurian, Petrified Wood.
Second row: Ibis Jasper, Citrine Manifester, Pyrite, Fluorite.
Third row: Rose Quartz, Green Apophyllite, Amazonite.
Bottom row: Labradorite, Sodalite, Amethyst, Apophyllite, Flame Aura Quartz.
And for this I am so endlessly grateful. Thankful for the wonderful, amazing people who love and support me, the beautiful changes and growth, the pain that I later see the purpose of. I love that I cry so much now because I am so happy. I never imagined my life could actually be what it is and when I stop to look, listen, and appreciate where I am now, who I am/am growing into it takes my breath away. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. My heart is so full of thanks.
"Today's affirmation art: Your intrusive thoughts do not make you a bad person. Intrusive thoughts are involuntary thoughts that are unpleasant, scary, and often graphic in nature. People with generalized anxiety disorder and/or obsessive compulsive disorder and/or other mental illnesses experience this symptom and not only is it really scary and sudden, it's also extremely misunderstood. Because of the upsetting nature of these thoughts, those suffering from them feel uncomfortable talking about them for fear of ridicule or judgement. The thing is that with the mainstream discussion of mental illness, a lot of mental illnesses and symptoms are left out to the conversation. People have gotten better in talking about anxiety and depression, but still won't talk about the "scary" symptoms like intrusive thoughts, obsessive thinking, compulsions, hallucinations, etc. People who get intrusive thoughts suffer deeply in silence, often convinced that it makes them a bad person or ultimately broken. But that's NOT TRUE. No matter the content of your intrusive thoughts, you are not a bad person. In fact, your deep empathy and compassion is what makes those intrusive thoughts so upsetting to you. It doesn't make you bad, and you are certainly not broken. Let's start normalizing conversations about ALL aspects of mental illness, and not just the wildly successful (and pretty unrealistic) ultimate recovery stories. Instead of focusing on recovery and productivity, lets focus instead on humanity, compassion, and having real honest discussions about mental health. " • • • Sometimes the random intrusive thoughts that pop into my head startle me so intensely that I feel like I'm going to instantly burst into tears and I feel so WRONG for them even happening. Almost ten years ago I was diagnosed with GAD & MDD. Even having been in outpatient treatment, these things were not talked about. Grateful for this post. #rockhoundieyogi#GAD#majordepressivedisorder #art#illustration#affirmation#mentalillness#mentalhealth#selfcare#selflove#feministart#healing#anxiety#OCD#intrusivethoughts#anxietydisorder#depression
"Hold on for a minute 'Cause I believe that we can fix this over time That every imperfection is a lie Or at least an interruption ... Now hold on, let me finish No, I'm not saying perfect exists in this life But we'll only know for certain if we try I want to sing a song worth singing I'll write an anthem worth repeating I want to feel the transformation A melody of reformation But the list goes on forever Of all the ways I could be better, in my mind As if I could earn God's favor given time Or at least "congratulations" ... Now, I have learned my lesson; The price of this so-called perfection is everything I've spent my whole life searching desperately To find out that grace requires nothing of me I want to sing a song worth singing I'll write an anthem worth repeating I want to feel the transformation A melody of reformation I'll hold it all more loosely And yet somehow much more dearly 'Cause I've spent my whole life searching desperately To find out that grace requires nothing, Grace requires nothing of me"
"I’m turning out the lights To remember how to see Until a renaissance takes place And resuscitates the color of paint and divinity As if God hid the building blocks Of every beautiful thing In this game of hide and seek I can’t help but think that ordinary has swallowed the key Bodies fashioned out of dirt and dust For a moment we get to be glorious Ice sculptures adorned in light Sand castles built tall in between the tides Maybe I’m hiding behind metaphor Maybe my heart needs to break to be sure One day I’ll wear it all on my sleeve The insignificant with the sacred unique But I’ve fallen in love with a ghost I lost my balance when I needed it most And this photograph is proof Of what I’m not sure but it feels like truth I’m stuck swimming in shadows down here It’s been forever since I came up for air Flashlight in hand determined to find Authenticity only poetry could even begin to try to describe Bodies fashioned out of dirt and dust For a moment we get to be glorious What if we already are Who we’ve been dying to become In certain light I can plainly see A reflection of magnificence Hidden in you Maybe even in me"