Hello, all my lovely friends!! Today is an amazing day, a dream has come true!! I kind of can’t believe I am writing this post, but here we are! The Universe is truly magical.
MY FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK, THE WAKING DREAM, IS OUT NOW!!!
My excitement truly can’t be contained!!! I am a little speechless that it is actually happening! It’s been a long and magical experience, and I truly couldn’t be happier to share with all of you! The title of this book is very apt for how I am feeling, I feel I am truly living the waking dream in releasing my debut book!!
Created from the galaxy within me, The Waking Dream is a collection of soul empowering, heart soothing, deeply authentic and powerfully free poems. Embarking on the divine quest of life, this book is an intrinsic conversation with the Universe found within. We are all dreaming our own dream, our own reality. Through the fearless vision of this book, you will go on an adventure of many waking dreams.
Thank you to my family for supporting me along every step of my journey, for making this book truly possible and for always inspiring me to be fearless and free. Thank you to my WordPress family for all the support, encouragement and connection – you all mean more than I can ever say! Thank you to the Universe above, below and within me for dreaming this waking dream – life is such a gift.
PS – I am being fearless and free in putting my full name out in the world through this book. But I will always remain Ace here…it’s a meaningful nickname to me, and Ace has a very special place in my heart.
In reality, perception drives all. That’s how you know that nothing is truly real, our perception is all that is real; the rest is an illusion.
But isn’t it funny how time is purely driven from perception?
There are days life seems to be so s l o w. And there are days life seems to be so fast. But maybe those days are just reflections of our mind – our thoughts run fast one day, slow another. Experience is an external projection of our inner realities, so time really isn’t dependent on what’s happening outwardly. Time is dependent on what’s churning deeply within, time is dependent on belief.
But isn’t it funny how fear is purely driven from perception?
Fear is the greatest trick we’ve ever known, it’s the greatest illusion. Something that seems so real is truly all created from within. In moments with fear, you may feel suffocated by its strong pull or lost in its dark tunnels. But the voices in our heads are ultimately just different versions of our beliefs. If we truly listen, we can truly live. Fear lets us break free and when we do break free, we can see the fear in the outside world because our perception has become fearless.
But isn’t it funny how thoughts are purely driven from perception?
We think, we talk, we listen, we create – we live. In all that we live, thoughts emerge and become alive through our inner and outer realities. Somedays, those thoughts are foggy in their messages, visions, intentions and tricks. Other days, those thoughts are clear, comforting and organized. But truly, it all depends on the way we look at it. I’m sure in all those different days, our thoughts are actually lifeless. But what’s happening extrinsically changes the way we view what’s happening intrinsically – that’s how we give our thoughts life. We know we feel most alive when we’re in that thoughtless zone, and that’s when I remember thoughts are just another form of illusion.
Isn’t it funny?
There are days I find this life and all its many mysteries, beliefs, perceptions and illusions pretty funny, today is one of those days. Be fearless and free -Ace
I could say so many things; but, I know inside, you’ve already heard them all. Instead, I deeply listen because I am you in all that I do. There are some days that you become blurry for moments; but I always see you. You allow miracles to knock on my door and when I open the door, you are there — the magical elixir of this journey.
You make me genuinely happy, you let me genuinely feel and you teach me to genuinely be the best me. I love the days when I get the tingling feeling in my bones that you are taking care of me in the most divine way. Those days, when the stars align so synchronistically, let my heart beat louder. I even love those days when the stars seem far away because I know I’m growing and evolving into a brighter constellation.
All those years I didn’t believe in you, make these days even sweeter. Through sipping this elixir, I’ve learned to love my past in all its forms and phases. I feel I can see this journey through your perspective. And my eyes, my intuition, tell me this human experience is much more grand than we are led to believe.
The Universe opens its arms to all. Only when we realize it is us who are it, can we taste this elixir.
The elixir has always been ME.
I wrote this piece some time ago, after re-reading my post A Thousand Walls. So, originally this piece, Elixir, was more about my past. But after revisiting it, it has sort of morphed into an open conversation with the Universe — me. So here’s to embracing our past, being open to all and loving ourselves through this journey we call life! Be fearless and free -Ace
Trusting my intuition, I felt like changing it up!! These quote are beats of my heart and a little peek into my week. The Universe in me has been teaching me a lot lately, and I truly want to say thank you. I am grateful for every little heart beat, as it lets my heart sing.
What’s your favorite quote? I’d so love to hear!! Lean into your heart’s beat, soak in the rhythm of life and be fearless and free. -Ace
I always love awards because we get to know each other a little better! So, let’s dive in!
The Brainstorms Award
Thank you so much to the amazing, Grace for nominating me for this award! I always enjoy her soul soothing, deeply alive and beautifully weaved poems! Grace is such a gift in this community!
Thank the one who nominated you
Tag your post with #BrainStormsAward and follow BrainStorms if you are willing!
Display the BrainStorms Award logo.
Display the rules on your blog post.
Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write on, and your goal for your blog.
Answer the five questions you have been asked
Nominate five other amazing bloggers
Ask them five new questions
If you could change one thing in the world, what would that be? – That we are only shown the truth and nothing but the truth.
What is your favorite movie? – The Sun Is Also A Star or Sing Street
What is your favorite quote? – “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
Who has in influenced your life the most? – My parents. Honestly, I could write a whole post about them but, in short, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. To say I am grateful is such an understatement.
What has been the biggest lesson you learned this past year? – To never settle for a lower vibration in people, places or experiences. This also comes with trusting my intuition, because my intuition always knows the frequencies I am meant to align with.
• What moment changed your life? • What’s the last thing you do everyday? • Do you envision the future or reminisce about the past? • What’s the most powerful paradox you can think of? • Do you believe in magic?
The Sunshine Blogger Award
Thank you so much to the incredible Geet,Anushka and Filarance for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! I am so touched they thought of me for this special award, truly means a lot to me! I am so lucky to call each one of them a dear friend! All of their blogs and spirits are pure sunshine in every way! Do go check them out!!
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
What are your opinions on my (Geet’s Society) blog? – I love your site!! I am always empowered and inspired after reading your beautiful work! I love how you take big topics and explain them in a simple and authentically YOU way. I feel very lucky to have found you and your incredible spirit!!
How would you describe yourself as? – I am a fearless and free soul, athlete, writer, dreamer and creator.
What made you realize you wanted to be a blogger? – In 2020, I had this drive to create and get my voice out there. So, I originally was sharing quotes and poems on a small platform. And then I got censored a lot, even once for an image that only said, “Love Yourself”. It was kind of crazy to me, but it all worked out. I started craving a place where I could truly be free, and this blog was born! It has blossomed into something I had never dreamed of and I am eternally grateful.
What’s your favorite sport? Why do you like it? – Tennis!! I am a competitive tennis player and have been playing for 12 years. I love the game because whenever I play, I get to experience the zone. The zone is that flow where thinking disappears, all distractions evaporate, and you lean into the adrenaline of every moment. It’s the zone where you feel most at home, most alive and most free. And I am addicted to it 😊
What song speaks to you the most? – Tough question!! Alamo – Alec Benjamin or Intuition – Maejor. Note – I love these songs, but they’re not my favorite, more so what speaks to me.
What’s the one thing that you miss when you were little? – My brother and I used to play restaurant in our play kitchen with our stuffed animals. We’d spend countless hours “cooking” and “serving” away!! It would be cool to go back to that me and experience it one more time.
What is a quality in yourself that you hate? – I don’t hate anything about myself, I love who I am and who I’m becoming. But, I am working on overthinking. It’s gotten so much better over the years, but still a nagging thing in my mind. I keep learning and I know my intuition is all I need to listen to.
How do you practice self care in your worst days? – I talk out loud to the Universe (me) and rely on my foundation that always reminds me “all is meant to be and always ok.”
What are your pet peeves? – This is weird, but the sound of metal on metal really drives me crazy.
Which one has been your most favorite post on your blog so far? – Omg, I have no idea!! I could go on and on about my favorites. If I had to choose one right now, it would be: more than a word. It was my first spoken word and I truly had to be fearless and free in releasing it. And the feedback was just beyond touching and amazing, something I never dreamed of.
What do you do in your free time, when you’re bored? – Listen to music, create, daydream, sleep or talk to a friend.
What is the best thing about my blog? (Anushka Stories) – Your poems!! I absolutely love your poems and the meaning, depth, imagery, beauty and dreamy flows you create! You are so talented and just such a beautiful creator!
What is your favorite character in a story book? – Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Who do you love the most? And why? – My family because they are my forever team, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them; I am so grateful we walk this journey together.
Would you rather help a person or ask a person for help? – I’d definitely rather help a person.
Mention some weird things you usually do? – I think for myself, I daydream, I don’t see limitations, I live beyond labels and I have out loud conversations with the Universe.
Do you like reading in the library or would you like to read online? – I’d rather read in the library but my first choice would be in my cozy orbit chair!
What’s your favorite recipe? – Oh boy, this is impossible to answer! I love to cook and have too many favorites. Some of my favorite recipes can be found in my virtual cookbook, Acing The Kitchen.
How important is your blog for you? – Very important! It’s a place where I can fulfill my purpose, be fearless and free and express my deepest thoughts/wonders/dreams. It’s also where I get to connect with so many amazing friends, I will always be truly grateful for that.
Did you meet an old friend recently? – Yes, actually.
How happy are you today? – Very happy! Authentically happy!
What’s your dream in life? – To fulfill my purpose of raising the frequency of this Universe and to inspire others to truly be fearless and free.
What do you like most about the country you are living in now? – The size and how each state is unique and different.
If you could travel anywhere, what would your top 3 places be? – Sedona AZ, the future, and the beyond that I often refer to 😊.
Name the first 5 things you see right now? – My computer I’m typing on, my mom, my dog, my hands and the light.
If you open your fridge, what food did you hate as a child but love now? – Bell Peppers.
Without phone one day, what will you do? – Enjoy the device break, daydream, train in the gym and on the tennis court, write in my journal and probably sleep more.
• What does love mean to you? • If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be? • What keeps your soul alive? • Do you think destiny is already created or being created? • Is silence scary or comforting? • Read or write? • What are 3 things you see in your future? • If you had the chance, would you experience childhood again? • What inspires you? • Is reality happening to you, or are you creating reality? • Do you appreciate depth or simplicity more?
Thank you once again to Grace, Geet, Anushka and Filarance for nominating me for these awards!! And thank you for reading and supporting!! Be fearless and free -Ace
Memory is a funny thing to me. Some days I wonder, “What would life be like if I had no memory of anything in the past?” Other days I wonder, “What if I could remember my soul’s entire past?” And then there are the days where I have this bursting gratitude for each memory I have – it’s as if I’m watching the best movie.
If I lived life without memory and treated each moment with a fresh, blank perspective, I think life would be boundless – almost like a dream. You know when you’re in a dream and you have no idea where it’s going, but you also know, you can take it anywhere you wish? That’s what life would be like, an unknown space of reality and a label-less world ripe with excitement for every moment — it would be like I just arrived here over and over again.
If I could remember my soul’s entire past, this journey, this life, would be so much more clear. I’d have answers, I’d have eternal experiences to learn from, I’d know my soul’s mission and most of all – I’d know who I truly am and what this reality really is. I know this life is not forever and I know my journey started way beyond the day I was born here, but I still have so many questions. In a reality where I knew my soul’s entire history, I would have all those answers.
And on those days when I dwell in my memories and soak in their emotion, I know this journey is perfectly meant to be. I smile at all those experiences that shaped me into the person I am today. I laugh at all those days I took things way too seriously. On those days I lived close to fear, I can look back with love and compassion instead of regret because I am truly grateful for that version of me.
So, in conclusion, the answer is — of course, all. Each perspective on my memory has its paradoxes, and that’s the beauty of this life. There really are no answers, and if there are, those answers are just your beliefs. I believe living life with a few less labels would be peaceful and living life with the knowing in my bones of all my soul’s past would bring me a lot more clarity. And I believe that all my memories shaped me into the me I am today. So, to every version of the past I’ve met – thank you.