Tiptoeing through the tulips…

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As I tiptoe gently through the tulips,

I make sure I don’t disrupt their beauty.

As I walk softly through a crowd of people,

I quietly listen without judging and talk –

very little.

Sometimes it takes more space for us

to separate ourselves from each other

and ourselves to see what’s apparent

to others looking in.

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Take time to reflect:

Are you operating within your own authenticity?

Is anything you’re doing upsetting you?

Are you happy with your current choices and most recent decisions?

Do you feel at all that anything seems “off”?

You are not alone, you are never alone.

“Trust your faith, but not your feelings –

think less about self, more about serving,

God and compassion of both self and others.

Be thankfully living in Love, Joy and Gratefulness

Peace is ours – for the taking,

our heaven awaits us here and now –

it’s much nicer why wait?

Thoughts of a conflicting couple…

I like to move mountains,

but you complain that they even exist

and don’t even see the same mountains as I.

You like to point fingers,

I look for common ground.

You find fault in others,

I see only beauty.

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If you want to see a change,

do not look into trying to make someone

view the world as you –

it is not your job, nor your duty.

The time for truth is now and always.

It is not easy to understand those hurting,

those hungry and those in pain –

but take a trip away and

listen to their stories, you might be amazed –

at how similar they are to you and I.

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“Believe in those you love”

Keep shining ever so brightly,

Evana.

Let Go and Let Flow…

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When you’re stuck in a rut

and don’t know which way to go –

Let go and let it Flow –

It’s natural processing

that has to go,

the truth is –

it’s a blessing.

Let go and Let Flow –

How you ask, I will tell you:

When it’s harder to move forward

there’s always a reason –

Think about your dreams

and develop your goals –

this is the only way

you will break free

of this season.

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Let go and let it flow

Seasons in life are phases we must go through,

God gives us challenges to grow –

please understand –

this is actually so.

From these you learn, grow and become wise,

it’s a great feeling and a pleasant surprise –

something unexpected that brings great joy,

happiness, serenity and peace of mind.

Let go and let it flow…

Clear everything out of the way of your dreams,

let go of those things that are holding you down –

close your eyes, breathe deeply, see and astound

all the beauty for you is all around!

Let go and let it flow…

Be bold and fiercely authentic –

don’t wait to pursue your “who” you want to be

and “what” you’d love to do,

Every moment is an opportunity

to create your best life –

Through and through, it’s true!

Let go and let it flow –

Break free to victory!!!

“After every storm there’s a rainbow, no matter how long it takes to show up.” ~ Grace V.

Namaste,

Evana.

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Sea Stars Washing Ashore…

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Stars above and stars below

watch in wonder all aglow,

Naked eyes can see those high,

goggles view the ones below.

Sea Stars washing ashore –

seeing some, then many more,

What a wonder, what a sight –

such a beautiful delight.

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Sea Stars like us –

get a little lost in life.

We are still beautiful as we are vulnerable,

there are times we trust too soon –

are in more danger,

other times we are too cautious .

Once we learn to trust our God to take over,

we lose the need to worry.

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With God’s help they find back to sea,

they journey home with glee –

One by one they’re back together –

and free.

Keep shining ever so brightly –

Blessings, Peace and Love,

Evana.

Don’t Ration Compassion…

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I’ve seen through others’ eyes,

suffered many dies,

been there with those suffering pain –

feel with them in their demise,

see in them – shame.

Instead of fearing them as “the other,”

I listen to their stories, and they become real,

then we see them as kin,

so nice to see from them – a grin –

sometimes just being there for them is a win.

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What peoples I’m talking about

need not defining –

everyone who’s fallen down

and not shining –

sometimes too proud to seek help from another,

people like us can stand up to be a good sister or brother.

Alone, but yet together, we all depend on each other.

Keep shining brightly

with Peace and Love,

Evana.

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Find Beauty in Stillness

I’ve been a foreigner, I’ve been a friend,

walked far, lived in a car – been transient.

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I was young, fearless and kind,

thankfully not blind

to be open to the world’s love and crime –

the dangers, the lies,

the beauty and the Devine.

By foot or by wheels, to each their own,

whichever way appealed to me at the time.

Be careful who you show a smile –

disguised under a façade you may find

not a go(o)d kind.

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Wonderful, magical times

are found in those who shine,

once you learn to tell them apart,

eventually you get smart

and if you continue to let life’s trials all be lessons,

you too will rise to become wise –

“be still and listen, be slow to answer,

slow to anger and quick to forgive.”

~ E. Lang

Keep on a disguise

so you can be shielded

from the hidden trickeries

that become ties –

ties that bind and ties that keep –

precious secrets and

forgotten lies.

Don’t believe anything

but the truth that’s inside,

not my story, not yours –

the only one needs not defending nor defining

and takes no sides.

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Beautiful and still is the language of God,

for only in silence can you hear your hearts’ beat.

Cherish your blessings, love with all your heart

and know that true strength lays in gentleness,

not deceit.

Breathe Love, Live Love,

and practice Love –

every day!

Blessings and keep shining brightly,

Evana.

The Song of Life

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Together, May We Grow Bolder

Life can be a tragedy, or a melody,

a treasurehowever you think it

so shall it be. It’s meant to be –

a pleasure.

Our life is brief and time’s a thief,

no one knows how long –

think with your heart,

be conscious of your part,

live like a beautiful song.

Be a blessing for those stressing –

a stronghold for those weary of soul.

Find what you want, then set your goal

and believe it to be true.

Pray to the Lord your mind will clear,

and stillness takes control.

The love you seek you’ll find within,

a powerful glow –

believe it to be true,

and the miracle will be YOU!

Peace and Love,

Evana.

P.S Feel free to browse other posts related:

Fear is an UNtruth

https://evanalife.com/2020/10/31/the-real-you-is-truth/

Releasing Emotions

https://evanalife.com/2020/10/27/ready-to-rise-and-release/

Raising Good Vibes

https://evanalife.com/2019/01/22/up-your-good-vibes-how-do-you-resonate-with-others/

We Are Meant To Be Victorious

https://evanalife.com/2019/08/06/evanalife-on-relationships-live-victoriously/

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The Real You is Truth

E-coli, Corona, Ebola, West Nile,

What world do we live in,

or has it gone wild?

I know not what’s next but

the smile on my face,

no reason to dread

or be a sad case.

Today in this world

that’s uncommonly nuts,

the unknowns quadrupled

in size and mistrust.

Each day in this world

is ours to create –

breathe deep and take in

all lessons that shape –

a beautiful sculpture of

heroes with capes.

As day comes to end

to a sweet evening glow,

I hope you succeeded

in helping others know,

we are all connected

above and below,

may God’s love surround you

like an invisible glow.

Fear is an Untruth

In today’s world, fear is all around us and a commonplace, yet it is not real. Fear is a purely imagined “worst case scenario” that hasn’t happened, is untrue and inauthentic. Those trained by the military and other service men and women are taught to stay calm during times of crisis. People who panic are those most vulnerable.

Living with fear continuously is a recipe for disaster and affects our mental capacity to absorb new information. This fear develops into becoming impulsive and emotional which leads to being negative in judging and decision making. Instead of being safer with fear, it actually weakens our immune systems.

Anytime you experience fear think about whether it’s true, then think of the actual truth (reality) by imagining the “best case scenario” and how that will feel. Enjoy the feeling of faith and trust by doing the best you can and leaving the rest to God.

Let go and let God.

Many blessings,

Evana.

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Read more articles on fear:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/focus-forgiveness/202007/fear-is-not-your-friend

https://www.krisvallotton.com/fear-is-not-your-friend

https://www.jasongutierrez.me/blog/how-to-overcome-fear

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/14-ways-live-life-free-fear-and-full-hope.html

Ready To Rise and Release

Feeling fine,

like the river divine,

a bit sad of eye,

a little shy,

but full of hope,

and wanting to thrive,

I am alive.

Want no disguise and

nothing to hide,

out of the shadows

into the crowd,

what a ride.

Singing loudly

and oh so proud,

I am alive.

The waves are in a storm right now,

it’s not my favorite norm at all,

when it’s over I will rise,

I am alive.

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Work With Your Emotions

To Release Them

According to Matt James, PhD in his “Ready to Release” article in Psychology Today, our emotions carry purpose and wisdom. As we all experience positive and negative emotions he suggests us to begin “working with” our emotions instead of hiding them in order to release them. He feels that using the well known expression of “controlling” them could actually be misinterpreted as beating them into submission.

Many of us hide our emotions especially the negative ones and even if we might think “out of sight, out of mind,” these emotions are still there and working on causing all types of problems as they manifest mentally and physically. Many of these can be held in resentment, anger, hostility, fear, guilt and regrets. Some people hold onto things so long, they might not even know what they’re holding onto anymore.

In his research, James found a great example of the 19th century Hawaiians and their vastly different approach to releasing emotions. As the Westerners were arriving, the ancient Hawaiians were in fact almost devoid of mental and physiological disease. How is this possible? This is because the Hawaiians work with their “unihipili,” (trans. “little creature/a little self inside you = our unconscious mind).

In a nutshell, our emotions that are stored within us collect, and once they surface, they will be expressed and worked through so that they can be released. This relieves stress, repressed emotions and memories.

Read more about unihipili in his article:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/focus-forgiveness/201306/ready-release

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Blessings,

Evana.

A Sky Full Of Stars

In a rowboat alone on a deep, dark night

with a sky full of stars

magically aligned,

I let myself go in a dreams lullaby,

taken by such vast beauty through these eyes,

dreaming about all earths miracles,

waking up with a cry –

all of nature moves me!,

without nature,

we die.

When we learn of the truth inside us,

we sometimes go astray,

why do we tell ourselves untruths that hide us?

We are perfect as we are today.

We can do so much more than we want to believe,

open up, spread your wings,

smile and be – a You Who Sings!

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Know Your Truth…

Being Impeccable (sinless) With Your Word

In Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements,” a Toltec Wisdom book, he describes us as having agreements with ourselves and others. Anything we accept as true, is an agreement we make with others and/or with ourselves. If we believe someone who speaks bad words against us, we are accepting it as a truth in agreement against ourselves and this is a sin. This sin begins with self-rejection in which is everything you feel, believe or say goes against yourself.

He talked about how animals only pay once for their mistakes, yet humans pay 1000’s of times. Our belief system is responsible for abusing ourselves as the judge and the victim. We ourselves are our worst judge and critic. Ruiz said: “The Word is a force you cannot see, yet you can see the manifestation of the force in your life. You know you’re using the word against yourself if you’re suffering with guilt, sadness or fear and using it impeccably if you’re happy.”

Being impeccable (sinless) with your word is the most difficult yet powerful agreement. Your word is God for “In the beginning was the word,” a gift from God. Through this word, we manifest everything through expressing creative power. All of our knowledge, everything you think, every opinion and every belief is created with the word. By using words, we create belief systems and entire life stories are made of words.

We use words by our thoughts, expressing feelings, opinions, ideas, remembering the past and imagining the future. Our very own personal life story is created by words. Your word is what you tell yourself, agree to accept as the truth, then believe. It a force that you have the power to create. Use your word as a beautiful story instead of misusing it and its force energy will be heavenly sinless.

Words give us the opportunity to create a better story. When you find yourself in thoughts that are troubling think out loud: “Is this true?” 95% of our beliefs are lies we believe and this is how we create drama. Instead of doubting yourself, doubt the lies. After each “untruth” is dispelled, it dispels the negative power and raises faith and good vibes.

Use your word to express truth in every thought, every action and every belief to create your best life story.

Let your story shine!

Blessings,

Evana.

Wherever the Music Is…

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Wherever the music is,

I will go,

the rhythms, the sounds

draw me near,

the ebb and the flow,

the pounding, the beat,

I am right here –

my legs move, my soul,

my feet.

The world can be spinning

out of control,

what, where, when –

no one knows,

one thing never changes –

I can feel it from my head to my toes.

Here’s an article about the situation surrounding live music, vendors and the industry:

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/13/901796934/how-live-music-is-coping-and-what-the-near-future-will-bring

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Event Manager on Live Music Industry, Venues’ and Artists’ Community Situation

Jeremy Hurt, Event Manager and WordPress Blogger wrote on May 23rd, 2020: “One thing that I do know for certain, we HAVE to work together to solve this metaphorical Rubik’s Cube that has been placed upon our industry.

We are a community and a family first regardless of how well we may know each other or any past disagreements and we must as one in order to prevail. The future may be completely unknown, but one advantage that gives us is the ability to write it as we seem fit. We can break away from the norms and not be questioned. Anything is and will be possible. So through the tear-blurred vision, I ask of you to join arms with your fellow entertainer, producer, or venue owner and make this future something the world will talk about. I love you all and pray that we overcome this.”

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Let Us be Weightless

Imagine yourself a feather,

a cloud –

seeing far above it all,

what’s rare today?

A crowd.

Do you see the peaceful dove?

The eagle flying high above?

Don’t let the rage of the storm

pull you in,

but instead follow the light

towards calm waters.

Keep shining brightly,

Evana.