Signs 🅱🌺 || Fishermans Wharf, Victoria BC #canada #canon #travel #wanderlust #views


everything changes
when you start to emit 
your own frequency
rather than absorbing 
the frequencies around you,
when you start 
imprinting your intent 
on the universe
rather than receiving an imprint
from existence

One of the boat houses in Fishermans Warf, Victoria #Canada 💨🐠 || the side says “Our Kauai” 🌴 🍍

This though! Poetry by Flavia || IG: @flavia.z

“The only way out is through.”

I love ginger beer, guava, and pink doors #travel 🌸

Hello Canada, you’re beautiful #travel #wanderlust #beauty

"Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you are bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead, here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.

If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birdwings.”

- Rumi

So - opening is not the only way to be. Always stretched open would be a kind of stuckness; a kind of paralysis.

Being stuck closed is so much more common that we don’t think about being stuck open, and we think that open is the goal. Rumi suggesting that there’s a healthy movement that can and should be allowed. What we should be opening and closing.

Sometimes we need to close up to protect ourselves, sometimes our human organism needs that safety. The draw bridge must come up and the portcullis come down. We may at times need to withdraw. The English word “retreat” is an important one. In some ways its like we’re hiding from the world, but we’ve actually just retreated for awhile. And that’s okay.

That retreat and withdraw is included in the full range of human experience. Opening and closing. Like a bird’s wings.

This opening and closing has a sense of tenderness and vulnerability to it doesn’t it?

Photo from the ferry! #victoria #canada #islandlife #travel

Love this room so much!

View from the end of my street @Airbnb #victoria #canada #lovenaturephotos

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Artist: Brette Sims

  A deep romance with life: using art as a mechanism to display the powerful beauty of women inside and out. 

Creative director and founder of  STUK DESIGNS LLC.