Are you Awake?

“Once we see the light, we can’t unsee it.

What once made sense no longer does.

Seeing new things will always require change, as the lessons seek to shift into our bones.

Many of us avoid the unfamiliar because we doubt we can hold it. We’ve been told for so long that we need a guidebook to tell us what to see. The American dream promises fulfillment while pouring concrete into our legs assuring that we feel as if we can’t stand anywhere but where they say.

We can pretend to build a happy home within the safety of the known, but it’s a facade. There is no promised safety. Just flow or resistance.

We either surrender to the present or we create anxiety, depression, and apathy.

Experiences deliver these lessons like a wheelbarrow of compost, delivering ingredients essential for growth. We can refuse to absorb it, but in doing so we choose a piece of life over the entirety.

We’ve been conditioned to feel weak, but our arms can hold more than we know. If it has arrived on our doorstep it is ours to meet, digest, wrestle with, consume, and then spit out what we no longer need.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope that you take a moment to breathe in, soften your heart, remind yourself that you are capable, and lean into your lessons.

In each moment it is yours to choose:

Resistance or Flow”

Written by

Aubrey Renee

@aubreyyrenee

https://www.restoreretreatkentucky.com/


There is a tremendous amount of truth,

in and beyond these words.

Thank you Aubrey, for sharing such a beautiful part of your soul.

The journey you are on feels very similar to my own.

May our words reach many and continue to spread the message we both feel a calling to share.

We are here for the creative journey of experiencing joy and continuously expanding our minds into deeper levels of bliss.

If you are here reading this, your journey has begun.

Step into Growth

And know you will be supported every step of the way.

Did we forget how to Share?

We are born into this world with decades worth of intelligence engrained in our cells.

We are perfect beings.

But I feel we see a newborn as small or innocent and assume this means they know nothing, therefore start imparting our wisdom thinking they have none.

We know a lot more than we release even before birth.

 When we watch a young child interact with their world around them, we get that glimpse again of what life is supposed to be like.

A child is so filled with joy and compassion for everything around it. It understands and still sees the beauty in everything. Its ability to be present and see the aliveness of everything is effortless.

It’s when we grow up that we learn, or are taught habits, and develop beliefs, that actually contradict the natural instincts that we had when we came into this world.

From the moment we are born we naturally want to share. We know it makes us feel good to do so and we know by sharing we end up receiving in return.

We have forgotten what it feels like to give expecting nothing in return.

As we have evolved, somewhere along the line we started believing that giving leads to lacking.

Because if we give, we now have less, right?

This is where we have gone way wrong. Giving does not create a lack.

It creates more abundance.

We might have less material belongings, but we certainly gain from giving.

I’ve been learning a lot about giving lately and the importance of it and what we gain from it.

Detaching ourselves from these material items.

Detaching ourselves from the need to save and hoard money.

Letting go of this hold we have over our material things, and letting go of this feeling that giving away means we now will have less.

Lets rethink this…and remember as we knew when we were born…

Letting go reopens the energy flow.

We have cut off this natural flow of give and receive by believing giving leads to lack.

Which is why we continue to loose and feel a sense of lack. It’s not because our efforts aren’t enough. It’s not because we spend too much. It’s not because we don’t make enough, or weren’t born into it.

It’s because we’ve learned to hoard our belongings in the fear we will end up with nothing.

This belief itself is what creates the lack.

Any action taken from a place of fear does not produce good results.

When we start mindfully spending our money, when we remember to share the things we do have, that we start to remember what it feels like and what takes place after the act of giving.

We receive.

and we receive in abundance.

Let money and material things flow naturally out of your life with the understanding and true belief ( its in you, you were born with it) it will come back to you in some way or form.

Because it will. Once we relearn.

We do not need anything to be happy.

Or successful.

Or beautiful.

Or to feel fulfilled.

We came into this world so full of love, happiness, beauty, fulfillment, and abundance….and we had ‘nothing’.

It’s not the items that make is who we are. We tend to hoard our belongings because we feel they are part of us, or make us who we are. Lets remember the items are just items. They freely come and go out of our lives. When we choose to let go of this need to hoard them and become comfortable in our skin without them, the items we need and are supposed to have in that moment will suddenly appear. And once they have served their purpose, they will leave, allowing room for new to come in.

Releasing attachment of this hold and fear returns us back to the same knowing and abundance we had when we first came into this world.

We knew how to share. And we knew this because it is what provides us with the effortless ability to feel joyous and alive.


To go along with this I’d like to talk a briefly about the ‘homelessness’ we are experiencing an increase of in our world today.

Every obstacle provides a lesson.

I feel we are missing the main point of this lesson.

What is the lesson it is trying to teach us?

To share.

Expecting nothing in return.

I have a few books in me about this topic which in the right time I might write, but I’m going to leave it here today.

I encourage you to take this new viewpoint. This new way of looking and try it out even just once. And see for yourself.

Give to someone. In a way that makes you feel joyous. And expect absolutely nothing in return.

And see it for yourself.

I’ve been doing this a lot lately. For me, after once, I don’t plan to stop.

Today in particular is what inspired me write.

I was in town getting gifts for loved ones for Valentine’s day. I was done and getting back into my car when someone behind me asked if I had change to spare. My subconscious knew there was someone there, but I hadn’t taken the time to actually acknowledge their presence. Being the person I have chosen to become and wanting to create more authentic connections in my own life, I remembered I had just moved a handful of loose change from my cupholder to the hidden console wishing I didn’t have it anymore. I had also just bought two superfood bars ( Shanti Bars ), one was half eaten and I was already full. So along with this spare change, and my desire to give in a way that I feel good about ( sharing real whole foods), I gave him my other bar.

I gave, expecting nothing in return.

But I got abundance.

I got a smile full of gratitude on a face that was warm and friendly.

I got a conversation on a topic I had been pondering myself, and it brought immense relief as well as inspiration to continue on the desire I have.

I got more trust and faith in the caring we human beings have deep down for each other.

I got a feeling of deep peace.

I got authentic connection.

and really so much more.


We have gone through a lot of natural disasters in our world lately.

I personally had a close experience with one myself.

It brings a lot of sorrow and fear…but from it we also have been seeing so much giving from a place of expecting nothing in return.

I feel there is a lesson in this too. It is the same.

The world is trying to teach us.

Lets listen.