Life Lessons


Phili
OF THE PEOPLE Life with all it’s twists and turns, always support us. Sometimes, in ways we don’t understand —and yet, her synchronicity’s whispering or shouting reveal the miraculous. ❤️ Because when we listen—we hear. ❤️ Today I’m so very grateful. The most beautiful of blessings may be understanding, and […]

Of the People



transformation
It is humbling as we surrender. Peace comes to us through our desire to end suffering — not just our own, but for all sentient beings. We think we must get harder and more armored in life but we really need to become softer — it’s sobering. Asking for help […]

Becoming Softer



Peaceful Protest
What is — Redefining Love? “Redefining love is unlearning our romanticized version and our materialistic version as goals for happiness” -from The Grace of Redefining Love, Expanding Life to Include Everything. #LoveWins #LoveOverFear #InternalBeauty Everything is within us, asking to be received. Namaste.

Internal Beauty


awe
“Everyone has their own perception of what love is —and yet, the essence of love is energy, a consistent intelligent transformation — arguably God. Like music that shatters the glass walls of our conditioned mind, we are offered a life opera to be well-lived, redefined, inclusive — injected with awe […]

LIKE MUSIC


good 5
Being inspired or being inspiring always asks us to advocate good. Inspiration is an act that lifts. Today, I saw Oprah on the T.D. Jakes Show and what brought tears to my eyes is her conviction of doing good. Her commitment to humanity and her humbleness of remembering her journey. […]

ADVOCATE GOOD



Divine
“You design your life. Develop and nurture it. Cultivate the valuable parts and be confident that we belong to something BIG, BOLD, and BEAUTIFUL.” – from The Grace of Redefining Love, a book about changing perception. Coming soon! Follow my platform YESRISING on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #CreatingHistory #People #SpiritualEducation#AdvocateForArtists #RedefiningLove

LIFE IS BIG


Divine
“Recognizing we are part of the whole. Part of our ancestors journey, part of the Divine Spark that reaches toward the light — to awaken knowing we are born complete.” – from The Grace of Redefining Love, a book about changing perception. Coming soon! Follow my platform YESRISING on Facebook, […]

YOU ARE COMPLETE


lifestyle
FOCUS I sit with the naked truth like dusty roses I gaze at night moments surrounding sight slightly tattered life so bold restless and fragile battled you can never let it go from HERO, a collection of poems 1990-2001. (when life happens, we cannot un-enter it)

FOCUS



Miracle
Slowing ourselves down for just a few minutes each morning and night helps bring us to our heart’s center. In my experience, within 7 minutes we begin to notice a release, a peace.  Using meditation, basic breathing techniques, yoga, exercise, walking in nature…any thing we can fit it in our busy day, […]

7 MINUTES





Positive Action
WAKING INSTANTS 06: SAM I call him Sam because I don’t know his name.  1988 — waiting for the bus on the East Side, Providence — Rhode Island, a dark haired guy — handsome, made his way toward me and began speaking partly to himself, partly to me. Half sage, […]

WAKING INSTANTS 06: SAM



poems of meta
sometimes the thread that could break at any moment lasts a lifetime – and at times it does break and is gone… ‪#‎EnjoyPresciousMoments‬ ‪#‎SeeAllOfLife‬ – from HERO, a collection of poems written 1990-2001

SEE ALL OF LIFE



positive quotes
“It still humbles me, that this force, which made leaves and fleas and stars and rivers and you, loves me — me, Maya Angelou. It’s amazing! I can do anything, and do it well, any good thing, I can do it.” —Maya Angelou

WE CAN


“I know now that there is no pain greater than fear and no fear greater than love.” —Yesrising ‪#‎NoFearFriday‬ ‪#‎Fierce‬Love ‪#‎EndlessLove‬ ‪#‎NoMoreFear‬ ‪#‎fearlesslove‬ All things are lessons that God would have us learn. – Iyanla Vanzant

Fierce Love




Life-Lessons
These words can mean many things to many people; here is what they meant to me: Sky’s the limit: My graphic design teacher said that to me while teaching typography one day. She implied once you learned the basic knowledge of type placement that you could be as creative as […]

Five For Life