When you devote yourself to love

When you devote yourself to love,
ration and reason will disappear
your tongue will become a servant to kindness
as words of sweet truth and compassion
tumble from your lips
no longer will you ask,
“how much can i do with my life?”
but instead,
“how much of life can i notice?”
when you become intimate with love,
your heart will yank the reigns from your mind,
and you may become bruised and battered
from the journey she takes you on,
but without the pain of a hard fall
you wouldn’t feel the pleasure of
a courageous heart willing to get back up,
as it beats like a celebratory drum
because you are still here
you are still here


allie michelle

Rooting down in the dark


As we’re moving into the darkness of the winter months here in Sweden (heading for that sunset at half past two…) I’m choosing to be here for it all.

Allowing the weather, the world, any feelings and sensations, to be as they are. At the same time reminding myself where I want to direct my attention. And let it guide my actions. Never easy, never perfect, always a process. And an ebb an flow from day to day.

To be present for what arises doesn’t mean we have to stay in it all. We witness, we feel and we release what needs to go. By staying open, but getting clear on our intention.

Presence is the alchemist, always there as our real strength, like roots of a tree holding us through all the shifting seasons. 🌘🌗🌖🌕

I know that in many parts of the world we are going into a second lockdown or having to follow stricter restrictions. We can’t change what the circumstances are right now. But we can connect to our presence and let it nurture and guide us.

We can remember that there’s strength in our inherent connectedness, even if we are physically apart for a while. We can still share all the things that were always meant to be shared, be it moments of joy, our love, our worry or our hope. 🖤

You are


You are far more than the sum of your thoughts, ideas, opinions. Rest into what lies beyond, and feel it nourish you, give you life.

Pause, pay attention to the breath, feel into the space around it, and rest there.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend. 💕

Staying open and letting go


Awareness brings clarity and empowerment. As we become aware of what arises in us, we can choose what to let go. There is no point in resisting what is already here, but we can practice seeing it all for what it is. By connecting to our presence, we can more clearly see what is ours and what not.

We cannot let go through struggle. Like a clenched fist trying to let go, it happens when the palm is open.

There are a lot of things we can let go of every day through staying open.

We can let go of what does not belong to us. We can let go of ideas and thoughts about who, what, and how we should be. Thoughts created by old, destructive values and conditioning.

We can let go of thoughts that are not beneficial to our well-being – and to those around us.

We can let go of the illusions (like the illusion that we really are our thoughts about ourselves).

We can acknowledge that for a brief while, maybe these ideas did serve us, maybe in some way they protected us. We can honour them, and let them go.

We can remind ourselves that they are based on the past, and that it’s ok to let them stay there.

We can let go of what is not ours. What we are not. What is not our Self.

Letting go is not a one time event, it happens over and over again.

We can put the past to rest, every new day. Every moment even.

We are always in the process of creation, and re-creation.