GOOD VIBRATIONS 〰️ JULY
Aloha, summer bunny! Can we please discuss: Where did June GOOOO??? Wow, you look tan. Vacation? OooOooOoo, where? Tell me everything! I need pics. ...Holy crap, it's gonna hit 97 today - let's put a watermelon in the freezer.
HERE'S THE 100% JUICE THIS MONTH:
•IN THE STARS
•NEVER BORED, NEVER BORING
Yep, we've are officially hit FULL-ON-SUPER-LUSH-ALL-GREEN-ALL-FLOWERY-ALL-HUMIDITY-ALL-THE-TIME-VIBRATIONS.
July is my sweet-spot month of the year: hot and sunny, brilliantly verdant, and explosive with energy...from fireflies to fireworks, sizzling sand to cool ocean plunges, solo movie dates to potluck park picnics, iced-matcha mornings to frosé-fueled nights.
This month sizzles with endless opportunities for energetic output and outings, for sure. But I also think that this epic summer heat provides the perfect condition to turn inward and explore the monthly #mantra. IMHO it's a real goodie, so hang ten till the end.
K! Scroll onward, you sumptuous sun gods and goddesses, for frozen-grape-refreshing finds to cool your mind, body, and soul till we meet again in August.
I made us a funky playlist, friends! Let's throw on sarongs, fire up the Sonos, whip up Shiva Rose's Summer Lover Tonic* and dance barefoot in the grass like nymphy baby monsters.
*See recipe below in MAKE THINGS
IN THE STARS
NEVER BORED, NEVER BORING
IT'S TOO HOT TO WEAR DISGUISES.
This one goes out to all the babes who are sick and exhausted of being anything other than themselves.
I spent the majority of my life as a mixture of unsure + uncomfortable about who I am. I suppressed myself as a spiritually-attuned and clairsentient child, a free-spirited artistic adolescent, an adventurous pleasure-seeking twenty-something... It's only been in the past couple of years that I've increasingly committed to excavating every gritty detail of my truth and skinny dipping in it like a fountain of authenticity.
July -with its relentless heat and wild, primitive, jungle-like abundance- begs us to strip off any cloak, costume, conformity, illusion, act, deception, or disguise. Additional layers of the *not-self* are a) tiresome to lug around and b) boring.
“There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.”
-Martha Graham, legendary modern dancer and choreographer, #astandoutbabe
Indeed, a brilliant cocktail of contribution resides within each of our souls. The world doesn't need 7.6 billion versions of the same person; it would cease to function and surely cease to amaze. What I believe we do need is to examine our disguises...release them so that the sun's radiance can illuminate our real skin. When we own our shadows as much as we own our light -and grant others the same grace- vibrations grow higher, magnetism pulls stronger, and we're gifted a world of perfectly eccentric realness.