Happy Friday! Here is your weekly dose of things that are bringing inspiration into my life that I think you might love.
Favourite spiritual teacher: Ram Dass
While there have been many different profound teachers on my journey, Ram Dass is always the teacher I come back to. There's a podcast of his teachings available that you can check out if you want to start to dive into his wisdom.
Ram Dass follows a Bhakti path - meaning that he believes that love is the core of who we are and what we're here to do, and that everything in life is ultimately an expression of love, and learning to love more deeply.
Favourite poem: Rumi - the Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks
Favourite Intuitive Medium for Channeled Messages: Lorraine Manners
If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that Lorraine and her ability to channel messages from spirit has been a real assist to me in terms of gaining clarity and confirmation on my path. (She channeled messages about me starting Circle, the types of women I would connect with, Costa Rica and my connection to it... and obviously #soulmatechris).
You'll get the message that you need - which isn't always the message you want.
But for those of you looking to open up to your connection to spirit - she's a great person to connect with here.
Favourite product for travel: Fre Glow Facial Lotion
You can find this here and use "CATIEFENN25" to purchase, but mannnn between sweating and sunning and travel, my skin has been hit with a lot of changes lately and this baby has been keeping my skin hydrated and glowing despite it all.
Favourite Oracle Card: Caressa - Doreen Virtue Deck
"You are at the end of a cycle in your life. Call upon your angels to comfort you, and to guide you to your next step. Happiness awaits you."
This card reminds us that we are always in a cycle of letting go of the old so that the new can enter - and that any new changes in your life are ultimately positive.
Right now I'm back in NYC continuing to develop my relationship with a wonderful New Yorker - but its bringing up some personal work in letting go/shifting parts of my vision that I had for myself when a cross-border romance wasn't in the cards. The idea is that the universe always has better plans for us than what we can imagine, so we have to let go of the way we thought things "should be" to embrace the beauty and mystery of what is.