I believe that Love is a threshold that one can tangibly and empirically feel. Simultaneously, Love is imperceptible. Love flows like electricity, bringing warmth, belonging, and reciprocal connection. I seek to embrace the Love that exists with infinite narratives including struggle, change, and decay.
Wisdom is a practice and an offering. I have been blessed in my relationships with beloved mentors who are grounding, challenging, co-conspirators as much as they are teachers and guides. Through experiences and self-reflection Wisdom finds electrifying stories and libraries of questions, many of which have not been answered. For me, this questioning photosynthesizes my curiosity and shakes me from the grasps of complacency. I find the Sacred around me in that Wonder. The flowers I have never seen… the tree tops I cannot reach… the extraordinary heat of the Sun’s core… the mind of a stranger… these are the places I have witnessed Wisdom in practice.
The roots of Knowledge are at least as big as the Tree, sinking deeper into the Earth’s soil with each capricious moment. My roots gather nutrients from past, present, and future actions, explorations, and desires for learning. As I try to archive and build upon those that I have, Knowledge asks that I reach further, knowing that I ‘don’t know what I don’t know’. I find knowledge in stillness, quiet, responsible study, and trustworthy, consensual action.
With Natural Law
I understand Natural Laws to be those which describe just connections between all organic and inorganic entities. I seek to wade deep into the waters of my essence to reflect, heal, and engage in conversations with myself. In observance of Natural Law, I analyze and deconstruct misplaced tendencies of self-preservation that I have been taught through Human systems of hierarchy and distrust. Natural Law guides my ethics, while thorough and peer-reviewed understandings of state, federal, and international laws advise my actions.
Strength can be found within the spiritual, innate, emotional, and embodied self. I feel strongest when I am able to rework and sink into my body’s connection to the space surrounding me. Strength is a sort of creative magic. When I imagine Strength I am enchanted by sensations that remind me of the Ocean, who is deeply in tune with the Earth and Sky and beyond