Don’t start none…

There was no more putting up with abuse of any kind from anyone.

Don’t expect kindness from people you treat unkindly.

Don’t expect understanding when you don’t give understanding.

Don’t expect honesty from others when you aren’t honest with yourself.

Don’t expect unconditional love when you love conditionally.

Don’t expect peace when you create wars with your gossiping words and messy behaviors.

And definitely don’t expect humans like me to put up with that shit.

For a long time I put up with abusive behavior from various sources because I didn’t want to be “disrespectful”.

Bull

Shit

Unhealthy, toxic, and shitty is unhealthy, toxic, and shitty – regardless of how it is related.

Charity begins at home.

Unconditional love begins at home.

Kindness begins at home.

Understanding begins at home.

Peace begins at home.

Home is where the heart is.

Your heart is your body.

Start with yourself.

Focus on your OWN addictions, afflictions, and issues.

And when you are Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically well enough then maybe you can actually help others in an authentic, lasting, and beneficial way.

There are many amazing souls out here putting in work to make the world a more “lit” place – in big ways and small ways- if you can’t be one of them- that’s cool – but don’t be a distraction.

Please sit your ass down somewhere- please.

There was no more putting up with abuse of any kind from anyone.

The stories they told

Time- the only true truth teller it seemed…

She let time tell the story.

Time was her teacher and she listened with appreciation.

Quotes, links, and things that have soothed my soul this week:

“Work on how you respond when you feel disrespected.” -Nipsey Hussle

Truth In Silence

Time really does heal all wounds- but we must allow it.

Stay well Butterflies

Photo of books: @joshstyle via Unsplash

Psychedelic Psyche

psy·che1/ˈsīkē/noun

  1. the human soul, mind, or spirit. “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others”

Conversations with Hasheesh were always illuminating even when they were dark

Spark Spark goes his lighter

His psychedelic psyche pilots the high

Sometimes it’s a time machine and to the past he goes

Sometimes it’s too another dimension

And his forehead glows

I listen deeply and understand more and more what his old soul came here for

Angel on his right shoulder

Devil on the left

Conversations with Hasheesh were always illuminating even when they were dark

Tunes featuring the voice of Hasheesh :

https://music.apple.com/us/album/time-machine/1410781105?i=1410781113

https://music.apple.com/us/album/superstar/1410781105?i=1410781119

Image: collage and hand drawing by me from like… 2017

Governing Body

I take that whole govern yourself accordingly shit seriously.

I know that my present moment responses will directly affect my future…

I move slower than my patience can handle sometimes – but I see the lesson in this too; I am building patience muscle.

My slow movement is so that I can give myself time to think and feel and then move deeper than those thoughts and feelings because inspired action infused with love comes from somewhere deeper- somewhere more in line with who God created us to be.

I know that it will get easier and more automatic to respond from a higher vibration place no matter who or what I encounter.

Mind still

Body still

Spirit move

Govern yourself accordingly Tiffany and remember you are supported.

Connected and protected

Rusty Simplicity

The rusty metal of the hanger seemed to beg for embellishment or at least that’s what I told myself.

Faux flowers

Green wire

Strong shears

I cut, wrap, and rework, remembering how my mom used to make wreaths for holidays and as gifts.

Moments like this one connect me to her in a positive way. I laugh to myself and thank God for the opportunity to see her from a different perspective, past, and present.

Faux flowers

Green wire

Strong shears

Love is / Love isn’t

I put my mental, physical, spiritual, and financial health first. Unapologetically.

I am honest about what I can and can not handle and I say no to carrying anyone’s burdens or stresses.

This does not make me weak.

When things seem overwhelming I take a moment to check in with God and myself reaching out to my support system if I need to.

I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and I release guilt for not always handling things “perfectly”.

I surround myself with unconditional genuine love and I thank God for it.

I have all that need.

Thank you.

Royal Palm

[found this in an email to myself from 2014]

She rode thru old spaces
Thinking of all those places
The words that fell from faces
Their weight had held her down
Horrified that she would drown
She now realized that  fight she fought
And the fucked up shit it brought
Those actions were the offspring of fear
Amanayea came with the light & made it clear
Fear is Darkness meddling in your mind
Awakened to Truth she put fear’s ass in line
She refused to focus on the fuckedupness of life
the constant replaying of perceived strife
She rode thru old spaces
Thinking of all those places
The words that fell from faces
They were never holding her down-
They were building her up so she could wear the crown

Beautiful Distractions

I am ever so slightly distracted today

Can I just lay in the cocoon of comfy that is my bed?

Dreams of  romance make me giggle as I pluck them out of  my priority list and release them to the future

I have papers to write, affirmations to say, prayers to pray… and squats to put off until tomorrow

Laughs

I am ever so slightly distracted today

The present moment feels so good I just want to create something in celebration of it

So I step out of my cocoon of comfy intending to make something of this day

Yet I am still ever so slightly distracted today

My responsibilities seem close and far away – suspended in time by procrastination

Is it okay that I procrastinate?

Because O my have you seen the sky and how the clouds creep by in the most delicious dance

Mother’s sun warmed earth wrap my feet in beams of light melting all my worries away

Today am I really distracted?

Yeah

But I will make space for these distractions -these beautiful distractions