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On finding the right container to grow


Love the tuxedo cat and house plants – ariele alasko by boots & pine

Dear wanderers,

It is spring and nature is bursting with life. And I realize I haven’t shared anything with you in over two months. It feels strange, like part of my life has been quietly simmering inside my heart. It also feels natural. How often we force ourselves to produce and thus ignore the rhythms of our natural world. I’ve had the rug pulled under my feet several times since I moved back to the Bay Area and so I am concentrating on breathing and living, on finding stillness in the midst of so much movement.

Dreams, writings, and art-making have all receded like a wave ebbing and waiting for the right moment to flow back into the shore again. The moment is now. The eclipse blasted something open, as though the cosmos catapulted a wave of flow from the depths of winter into the vibrancy of spring.

I have been meditating on the power of space and place as containers that affect us in deep ways. May you find inspiration in these gorgeous containers and rooms where plants find the space to thrive and blossom. We know what plants can do to a space–they can restore balance as they invigorate and enliven our homes (post) and communities (post) while providing habitat for wildlife. For these plants—sunlight, water, nutrients, love, and space are essential to do what they know how to do, grow beautiful. We aren’t that different.

As much as we like to expand, we also need to contain, but contain in such a way that doesn’t limit, inhibit or thwart our growth impulse, but rather, in a way that supports our sense of alignment, integrity, connection and expression. In other words, we need containers that amplify our sense of expansion.

teapot plant

Teapot – Source: Flickr / jasfitz, via thevintaquarian

Geometric planter and gorgeous plant

Geometric glass planter and gorgeous plant via rainysundaycoffee

towards the light plants

Towards the light – suvi sur le vif

franco petrini trebol

Trebol via Franco Petrini

air plants and succulents

design and styling greige

wave pattern plant pot

Love the wave pattern in this pot.

succulent tray via indulgy

Succulent tray via indulgy

plant art

Plant art via from poland with love

terra diamond vases

Terra diamond vases via justina blakeney via 1012 | Terra

justina blakeney plants

Plants via justina blakeney

beautiful pots

Beautiful earthen pots

Tin cans recycled

Tin cans recycled with succulents by Nozomi


Lovely pots and succulents via serendipitous wonderings


The ‘”Modern Dewdrop” hanging planter is crafted using recycled glass by the zensucculent

handmade vase

Handmade ceramic hanging vase

indoor cactus

Love this indoor cacti

geometric dome planter

Handcrafted hardwood dome planter

plants at home - awakening sacred flow - marjory mejia

Pinterest board Plants at home

In your life, what are the conditions that allow for healthy growth? Are the containers where you place yourself able to foster life and allow for movement and flow of energy? Do they inspire your soul?

Sometimes we just need to make a tiny change in our environment to shift the way we feel about our space, ourselves, and the world. Other times, we need to uproot ourselves and find a better container, a container that does not limit our expansion but encourages our growth and blossoming.

With love and gratitude for all the magic. Keep on flowing, dear ones.

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Apr 18, 2014
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Breathe new life into your space with plants

Beautiful plant. Olga Bennett for peppermint magazine, via stampel, via sfgirlbybay   Does your heart vibrate to the rhythm of gardens, plants, flora in the wild? You can develop a relationship with this realm right at home and by doing so improve the ecology of your home space. I have written elsewhere about our need…

Jan 13, 2014 | continue reading →

Trust this not knowing. It’s the crack that lets the light in

 “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl It is so liberating to accept that more often than not, we don’t know. Life opens us to receive those hints of deepest resonance that whisper yes, free up some energy, let go, trust, make space for magic. The universe flowers with…

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Feed your fire. Alchemy in the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a space of alchemy, transformation and magic, where we work with the ancestral element of fire. Here we witness the metamorphosis of ingredients turning into unique concoctions. Growing up in Peru, the kitchen was a communal place in the home, a space of storytelling, where different flavors mingled to express themselves. Native and Spanish as well as other cuisines influenced the exquisite mélange that is the earthy comida criolla of Peru.

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Ode to Feminine Space. An architecture of flow. An architecture of the feminine

We are sucking the soul out of our lives and not replenishing it. And yet we feel that something is missing, yearning for a different kind of experience of wholeness that deeply feeds, awakens, and revitalizes our souls. Are you longing for intimacy, deep communication, connection? This is an invitation to notice, liberate, express, and experience the feminine: the feminine dimension of our being, the feminine dimension of space, the feminine dimension of the sacred…

Jun 18, 2013 | continue reading →

Oscillations of a heart in motion

I find myself in a space of pause and contemplation. This pause does not feel like death. It isn’t painful; it is fertile with a torrent of ideas and emotions surfacing & stretching my heart and work in all directions in a new spur of growth, movement, and conscious expansion & evolution.
I am experiencing a creative hiatus to listen to the oscillations of my heart. Happy New Moon & Solar Eclipse dear wanderers!

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A feast of flow and feminine space in the Amazon

Vibrating to the rhythm of a sacred land, I arrived home. Shaken into the space of my heart until I could see my whole life shining through the prism of love. I now understand the meaning of these words: In search of my mother’s garden. And my grandmother’s and so on… a labor of love….

Jun 13, 2012 | continue reading →

Epiphanies. Space Revelations along our path

“An epiphany: when the veil is pulled back.” ~ John O’Donohue

I love epiphanies. Sensory bursts of revelation, inspiration, and realization. Epiphanies are manifestations of one’s truest self, aha moments that fill you with wonder, realizations that sink their teeth deep into the substance of our lives…

May 19, 2012 | continue reading →

The art of Intimacy

“Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.” ~ Osho

Indeed, we thrive when we experience a dialogue with all life. This dialogue is an exchange, enlivened by intimacy, the kind that fills you with trust, curiosity and real engagement. A certain intimacy with the objects that surrounds us, the people we come into contact with, the art we create, the gifts we explore and the spaces we inhabit.

May 12, 2012 | continue reading →

Unveiling fear. Letting our emotions flow

When we stop listening to our hearts, silence gets thick and a sense of arrest floods in. Fear creeps in. We start over thinking, and doubt and inertia take over. We have learned to tone down our excitement, ignore our desires, distrust our emotions, downplay our heart and instead, have developed resistance towards the very…

Apr 15, 2012 | continue reading →
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