I’ve missed writing this blog…it’s been a long break. I’ve been working on an e-book that was to be called, “Rising Above Rejection” but then I decided instead it was more fitting to call it, “Fierce AF” as the story unfolded more.
I’m working on many things, but miss writing when my efforts take me in other directions, like marketing and social media (ugh!). The only social media I enjoy so far is TikTok (if you’re on there, let’s connect! I’m at veda_prajvalan) because it’s so casual and open and the algorithm puts me in front of like-minded souls. …
…setting them, communicating them…seeing who plows over them
who tries to be intimidating and proves to be toxic?
who is dark and to be illuminated or repelled?
by your own brilliant shining light
notice others that are shining
those that love and uplift
that encourage and celebrate
that respect your boundaries
honor your communication
it always starts and ends with you
the shadows are nothing but smoke and mirrors
seek the substance in yourself
and recognize it in others
do your best to hold space for those who can’t yet
realize it in themselves
don’t let others toxicity and darkness smudge your light
— burn right through it
Much love and light!
I heard the most angelic voice singing this affirmation tonight.
I am right where I should be
So madly in love with me
Abundant and open to receive
It’s the place I hope to help everyone I encounter arrive at and it had me moved reflecting on what a journey it’s been for me. I used it as a sound for a TikTok so you can hear it if you check there @veda_prajvalan. I keep hearing my story is important to share and there are those who are waiting to be helped by it.
Those who have experienced deep and…
Sometimes it’s all too easy to be fooled or fearful and stray from our true selves. Everything in your body, heart, and soul will let you know when that happens…if you’re paying attention. And if you’re not…it’ll just scream louder until things start to really fall apart and you can’t ignore it anymore. That’s if you’re stubborn, like me. Thankfully, I haven’t let it go as far as some and am able to learn from others’ mistakes. I notice things sooner than I used to and have many more tools to course correct. I do my best to focus on…
I don’t know who was the first to say that, but I can attest to the truth of it. Being stubborn and strong-willed, this hasn’t been an easy thing for me to grasp. I had many years of what they refer to in recovery as, “self-will run riot”. In other words, forcing outcomes and driving results according to what I thought was necessary or best. Fighting the loss of things that weren’t good for me in the first place, only to find that some better version was on its way to me.
Life has a way of humbling us to…
Simply resolve to become a different version of yourself right here, right now. Use yesterday to inspire tomorrow, not to discourage it. — Neal Donald Walsch
Enjoyed the live broadcast of the Mahashivrati celebration in Southern India. I’ve observed spiritual “all-nighters” in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions but this observance, I must say, is much more fun and focused on EVERYONE’S enlightenment versus a select few.
One of the takeaways I particularly enjoyed was the comment on the four ways in which you can make something yours, by buying, conquering, enslaving, or loving. While I don’t think we ever…
Full moons are so captivating! And they’re a good time for releasing and making space for whatever is on its way to you now. I like to bathe myself and my crystals in the moonlight and see it dissolving anything that is not of Divine Love.
The subconscious mind is quite responsive to ritual or symbolic behavior and setting the intent, in whatever way, and with whatever objects or symbols you choose, is a powerful catalyst for change and alignment. Joining in the widespread flow of release by many others at this time adds to the momentum.
I offer this…
I’m all for healthy introspection, and by nature, pretty analytical and strategic. But for me, overdoing it can lead to self-sabotage by delaying timely and relevant action and, at times, feeding self-doubt.
Also, the “things” that may contribute to self-doubt may be other people. While I appreciate being challenged and considering alternate or expanded viewpoints, when I’ve found that I’m interacting with someone condescending or invalidating, I’ve had to be more vigilant to dismiss and let go of what they are sending out that doesn’t fit for me.
So whether the source is internal or external, learning to let go…
…and I’m back…
I had the goal of posting daily but fell off for a bit while I focused on adding another professional certification to my resume. With that done, I’m happy to jump back into this creative project — though I have been writing so much offline that my hand’s been cramping up.
Perhaps you can relate to this…in the past when I fell off track on a goal there was a greater probability that I would then abandon it. Thankfully, I’ve grown to be much easier on myself and realizing all the ways in which progress is made…
Often when listening to others’ troubles or reflecting on my own challenges, the core problem, or place to start, is one of courage (or more accurately, the lack of it). Mustering the courage and strength to be honest with oneself is step one in discerning a way forward and determining possible solutions.
I believe it’s like a muscle and gets stronger with use. Conversely, the more often one avoids or evades honesty and acting bravely, in large or small ways, the weaker they become in many areas that require courage and clarity. Avoidance has become so commonplace and the evidence…
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