Today’s yoga classes and retreats can easily make us attached to the idea of feeling “blissed out.” Attached to the outcome of our practice. But the truth is, the times when I’ve felt profound joy & bliss, I first went into the depths of the dark and faced things about myself and my life that I’ve been avoiding. I’m so grateful that here at @aspenwellbeing’s #ileadwithlove retreat in Bali we’re covering it all, and every morning we have sharing circles that are a safe space to express ANYTHING. Today we’re focusing on the root chakra, and I’m letting go of the idea that anything at all needs to be in place for me to love myself or others. Love... it just is. And I allow myself to be it 💛🙏🏼 Follow alone more of the adventures on @ksenia_avdulova + stories 🌊
I’ve wanted a singing bowl for a very long time, but never could figure out how to play it whenever I’d pick one up at a store. Then a few months ago, I utterly fell in love with the art of sound healing at an experience led by Daniel Love at @aspenwellbeing’s #ileadwithlove . He talked about sound vibrations healing our consciousness through invisible sacred geometry. Last night, like a dream come true, I received this singing bowl as a gift from Daniel, a beautiful human devoted to healing through sound and plant medicine. Magic is going down here at @aspenwellbeing’s Bali retreat. And my altar is now complete! For now 😋
Fuel your passion (fruit) 👌🏼🍍🌴 This Russian couple next to us were enjoying a bucket of fresh Thai fruit that they bought on the side of the road... Passion fruit, rambutan, langsat....exotic fruits that one can only find in certain parts of the world. When they saw my interest (more like: “Woah!! Where did you get THAT?!”), they proceeded to bring over each type of fruit for us to try during the course of the next hour. •••
They were lovely, and my taste buds had never been happier. Little moments, people, are what fuel my fire 🔥🌎
As the next moments of our lives unfold, we can choose to pay more attention to how we feel, to how others feel, to the blessings all around. We can give others the full beam of our focus and affection. We can open our hearts, minds, and spirits to what the universe whispers to us. We can choose once more to be in this very moment, open and free—alive. Brendon Burchard ❤️🌊
Lavender is known as calming and relaxing herb. Don't know, whether it's the smell or the picturesque landscape with the gorgeous colour combination, but I definitely felt calm and relaxed like never before here 😸 Lavender farm in Kaikoura has over 50 types of lavender, cute little cafe with lavender tea and 🍦 and, of course, nice shop to bring some lavender honey or face cream home. 💐 You can even stay at their hotel for an ultimate experience! How dreamy is that?
The most beautiful people are the ones with passion in their eyes and strength in their soul. - She's one of those people ❤
Today's a VERY special day. Is your day babe. So, I could not resist to express everything you make me feel by eeeverything YOU ARE!
You're pure light,
You're fucking brave,
You're the kindest person on earth,
You're such a wise woman,
You are, in the most amazingly way, very special!💫
Because you have a diamond heart and the most beautiful and sincere smile I've ever seen in my entire life & I know I won't see any like yours💯
And I've seen this since the day I saw you the very first time. Although I felt it in every message and word we shared here on this crazy IG life - that some people fake and some other hate - but the truth is throuth this platform I was lucky I got to meet YOU, MY BEAUTIFUL JAX, as I love to call you🙈 One of the most empowering and adventurous woman's ever guys, I swear! Also I have to say thank you, my beautiful Jax, for being such an amazing friend and for reminding me the things I thought I lost at certain point and for giving me all that love you are, cuz you don't have it, you ARE pure LOVE babe! Can't wait to give you back all that one day too 🎀
Also I'm very thankful that there's real loving and great people's in here. That's why I keep the faith and keep on working on this #instafriendship we call cuz there's real and loving humans around even though some try to sell "perfect illusions" because of the era we live in. But there are some that we are honest. So let's spread that guys and if you made it till here, thanks! ☺
Annnnnnd Don't forget to SEND HAPPY VIBES to this beauty cuz it's her BIRTHDAY and she deserves the best of the BEST of the BEST! Today and everyday❤ -
So Happy Birthday Mi Amor 🎉🎁
Wish You another year full of joy, love, health & happiness, starting today, on your day, but with no ending! 🎈🎊 Thank you for being the way you are and for inspiring others with your story and dreams. You did it with me💋
TE QUIERO ❤ I LOVE YOU
✧ Forever chasing the sun with you ✱
Although he rather be digging for sand crabs lol! Something Cody always has to do when we’re at the beach. I swear we’re adults! Sometimes...✱
Seacliff beach is honestly one of my favorite places to catch a sunset. Just being able to sit by the wharf and watch people try and fish or people building wood forts is enjoyable to me. Also the cement ship is iconic and even more so now that it’s flipped completely to its side! This happened during our last winter that was extremely bad.
Change brings growth 🌿
No matter what, change is usually hard. Even when it’s a good change...something you know will be good in the long run, that doesn’t make it easier.
It’s so easy to get in the way of our own growth though. We get comfortable with the familiar and with what we know. We want some things in life to remain the same and then act surprised when they don’t.
My challenge to myself this year is to not resist change when it happens.
To not dread it but to accept it.
“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.”
Abbey caves in Whangarei are a little gem that I don't even know if people realise are there. They are free to enter and not that far from town, but they are a little challenging to get into. Each entrance in made up of a rocky climb and we were only able to get into the middle cave as we had Cody with us. They are great though once you get inside! Glow worms and fresh cold streams to walk through... Although make sure you take a torch!
The count down is on! Less than a month until this beauty completes her migration from Sydney to The Sunshine State! Cannot wait to have life back to normal with you living down the road from me again! #we 'rebettertogether @theartofadventuring
If you’re anything like me you gravitate towards any animal in sight. Ever. So naturally on the beach I went running for this cutie only to be devastated when he was super lethargic. I refused to pay the man what he asked for this picture because I refuse to pay into this sort of touristy animal conduct. Oh. And I almost kidnapped his monkey🤷♀️