let it be easy...

Never fight. 
Nothing is worth fighting for.
Wisdom never fights, it waits patiently, speaks positively, releases easily, sees benefit in everything and envisions a future of abundance... knowing that all needs will be met at the right moment, in the right way.
If you think life is a struggle you will always be struggling.
If you think life is a breeze, you're attitude and actions will convey lightness and easiness.
And that's what attracts everything you need, and much more.
Make today a breeze, not a battle.

16 years ago my mama sent me this quote during a very hard time in my life. Led by my heart and with little planning, I had just moved across the country alone. To a new town, a new environment, with no job, little money saved, but with a deep knowing that it was what I needed to move forward. ✨

I asked my mama on our backpacking adventure last month if she remembered sending it? She hadn't. I always wondered if she knew how much that quote meant to me. How I found comfort in the words. How often I pull it out to remember. 
Release the struggle and let it be easy.

In 14 days I turn forty. 
It's just a number. What does it mean... really?... but the shifting that turning 40 is bringing up in me is monumental nonetheless. 
In the past month I've had to let go of so much because of the heaviness and because it isn't mine to hold onto. 

Cliche. I know.

Letting go of people whom I love dearly. Releasing desires and goals that while are impressive, were never my own and misaligned with my truth. Dropping addictions that replaced other addictions while all were just attempts to hide the real truth. Releasing the desire to please and achieving to prove my worthiness.

Going into nature, I returned hOMe.

With the only thought of where to step next, how to navigate a giant mud pit while not falling over or losing the trail. Finding inspiration in a bird song, the crystal blue water 200 feet below, or a mossy stump covered in mushrooms. Falling asleep to the wind in the swaying tree canopy and Lake Superior's lullaby.

Everything made sense again.
The noise faded.
The veil lifted. 
and I remembered. 

Nature whispered to surrender and let it be easy. To go with the natural flow of life and to release the fight.

So that's where I am. 
14 days to 40.
Big awakenings.
Bigger love for myself and my truth.

xo always.