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I hope that your hearts and spirits are stirring as we enter spring. Are you tuned into the process of emerging from the inward energy of winter? I've spent the past season creating a new collection, a new website, and deepening my connection to vision. In a way, this has been very underground work: quiet, slow, thoughtful. 

And now, as the season shifts, I'm excited to see the seeds that I've been planting take root and sprout above the ground....

The name "undercurrent" has been with me for a while. I wasn't sure how it would manifest, only that I wanted to celebrate the flow that I step into when I allow myself to slow down.

Intuition, inspiration, interconnection, love, creativity, name it ...... are part of a stream, an undercurrent, that is always present, moving at its steady pace beneath the noise.  Sometimes this stream is easy to drop into. Sometimes we have to cut through weeds, wade through the mud and muck to to get to the river. Slowing down and creating space to connect can be work. 

But no matter what we have to do to arrive, it's always there. 

How do you access this flow?

 Is it through journaling, meditation, yoga? 

Spending time in nature? 

Maybe even just a deep breath? 

Can you find some space this week? Space from the noise, from the hamster wheel, from the million things that you will always have to do. Create time for a tiny ritual to connect to your own energy. 

Above all else, truth lies in the undercurrent. It's a source for our purest intentions. It's a space beyond "should" and all of the mis-guided decisions that are informed by that word. It's a space of alignment with our hearts and our inner guidance system. 

As we move into this new season, nourish the seeds of intention and creation that come from this space, from the deep current that runs through you.

I've had a few conversations recently about the gratitude I feel for the people in my life...the people around that inspire me, that encourage me, that make me laugh from my belly. The people that do the work, that speak their truth, that are willing to let go and change their path. The people that create community wherever they go, that follow their heart, that make everyone they encounter feel seen and heard. 

And it has me reflecting on one of the greatest lessons I've learned in this life of mine: the idea that we are all mirrors for each other. We are only able to see the beauty in others because it also exists within us. We recognize it because it's familiar.  

Often people come into our lives to serve as luminaries. They show us where we want to expand, what we are capable of. 

Think of the people that you love the most. What do you admire about them? Their strength? You have that same courageous lion roaring in your heart. Their ability to love? You have the same warm energy swirling in your being. Their patience? You too have a seat of calm at your center. Their joy? Joy is your birthright.  But here's the thing about the people we love. It's not always love and light and butterflies, am I right?   There are inevitably things about them that trigger us, that push our buttons.  And these parts are our teachers, too. 

These are the things that we have not fully accepted in ourselves, and this is where our work lies.  How can we see our triggers as our teachers? How can we embrace the not-so-pretty parts in order to practice full acceptance of ourselves and others? 

In this way, the people around us serve to illuminate the path towards an open heart, and that is a beautiful gift.  I hope that we can move forward with eyes and hearts open to the teachers and luminaries around us, and expand more fully into love. 

I've spent the past few years observing and learning about cycles. The change of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, my own internal rhythms and patterns. I've tuned into the changing energies within and around, and aligning myself with the fluidity of nature continues to be a powerful tool to find balance, acceptance and peace. 

Peace, most of all. 

Peace, because I usually cling to situations and beliefs that no longer serve me for much longer than I should.  Because they feel safe. It can be scary to let go, am I right?  But I feel peace, and trust, when I remember the lessons of the world around me. 

We are shown, in this transition from summer to autumn especially, how to let go with grace, and how letting go always leads to a new cycle of growth. 

Autumn turns to the quiet of winter, which leads to the new growth of spring, and the abundance of energy in the summer, and then we do it all again. The letting go is necessary for us to re-align so that we can manifest and move forward with intention. It is necessary to clear space so that our hearts and hands are open to receive what is waiting for us in the next season. 

So when I find myself gripping with white knuckles, afraid to let go, afraid to slow down, I remember this. I allow myself to trust the process of release. 

Make this a season of coming home to yourself. 

Slow down and connect to intention. Root yourself in what you want to grow. Nourish yourself with your food, your relationships. Rest More.  Let go.

Fill in the blank:

I release ____________________ in order to come home to myself