A big thank you to my dear friend, Ben, for working with me again (of course, it rhymes 😊)!! It was truly amazing…this piece was born so organically and came to life in such a synchronistic way. We hope this inspires you to step out of the game and let reality re-begin!!
Up and down I’m an ocean I’ll never drown Connected to love’s devotion
Up and down I am free My smile is my crown My aura is my tree
Up and down Soaking in change Living from my galaxy’s town I’ll never derange
Down and up Liquid light fills my cup I am a cherished love Floating within and above
Riding the sun on a beam Sailing the ocean on a dream I land on a hope Jumping this eternal rope Something inside is calling Something outside is falling Following the paradox’s rustle I lean into the hustle My heart stops to beat My mind stops to become complete My intuition stops to listen My soul stops to glisten And it’s in those stops, I see Life is a stop Of a bigger degree
blood, sweat, tears
Some say, “I’ll give you all my blood, sweat, and tears” As though love and fulfillment take so many years But when I found you in me All I said was, “I trust you” And you opened my reality to every view You believed in all our conversations Manifested my dreams through our declarations And even though I did give you all my blood, sweat, and tears You would’ve been there even if I didn’t for years You always found your way in my ears I could never hide From your powerful guide As I let those words dive I feel our little jive I hear my eyes smile And it’ll last a while Because through all my blood, sweat, and tears You’ll be with me through every single mile And as I realize you are me, how could one have any fears?
Which poem (instinct) is your favorite? I’d so love to hear!! All poems and images created by Ace. Be fearless and free 🖤
One of the pillars of my character development and foundation-building in my childhood was loyalty. I always thought of it as one of the more simple concepts, something that’s an obvious trait. Through relationship ups and downs, growing internally and watching the Universe (me) design my life, I learned loyalty is a little bigger than I might have realized.
It feels so good to be loyal to yourself. When you know who you are in your bones, when you love yourself enough to stand up for yourself and when you believe so purely in your strength – life becomes so free. It’s the only way to truly live or thrive. You can’t authentically be loyal to something/someone else if you aren’t loyal to yourself. Something externally can trigger, question or test you, but, with loyalty to yourself there’s a certain peace within that allows you to see with open eyes and to rise above with an open heart. Here’s the fun part about being loyal to yourself — you automatically are being loyal to the Universe, because you are it and it is you; the Universe and you are one. The Universe is always loyal to you, because without even knowing it, there’s a place inside of you somewhere that always loves you for you; that place is called your soul.
In a few recent life experiences, I let loyalty roam around a little bit in my head. Bumping into experiences where it feels as though others are not loyal to us in ways that we would rather they be or if we feel betrayed or let down, it can seem that we live in an unfair, lonely, disloyal world. But, in reality, people can only be as loyal to us as they are to themselves. Throughout learning important character traits, and, together, laying foundational character work with my family as a very young person, I continue to realize over the years just who I am and how I function in Life and relationships. I know what I can count on from me and it guides me as I navigate even the toughest of situations. There is this ‘me’ that is guiding my choices full of what I can count on to show up as my character — and that is what is loyal to me and I to it — that force that guides me through knowing who I Am and who and what I am not and/or what I will and will not allow/participate in. Others meet us where they are at on their own perfect journey. The same loyalty we show ourselves is the loyalty that shows up for and with others. It is all a beautiful experience that is just as it should be along the way of embodying ever more of who we truly are.
When you trust yourself (the Universe), you can truly see this journey in a grander perspective. Grander perspective as in, more than this so-called human life — something infinite. This life is more than we believe it to be, we are the creators and everything happens for a reason. With loyalty to yourself, you start to see how everything truly connects.
I’m going to be honest, relationships are tricky. They’re one of the hardest things to life, but, one of the most rewarding! I believe in humanity, I believe in people, I believe in love. I care and I see you for you, so, I’ll be loyal if the stars align and if my intuition knows. There’s a piece of me that naturally sees people as being genuinely loyal too, and who knows, that could be true or not. The truth is, we’re are all reflections of each other, so maybe that’s just me seeing myself in another. People may not be loyal to you, they might not see you for you and that’s ok. Everyone is learning, growing and evolving at their perfect pace on their journey. I have loyalty to the Universe because I trust that all is always well and that all is meant to be. I have loyalty to myself because I am my best friend and I infinitely trust me through everything/anything.
I think sometimes the most seemingly simple things in life are the most powerful. And right now, loyalty is presenting itself a lot in my life. Through it’s appearances recently, I’ve paid more attention to the feelings that come with being loyal. Let’s just put it simply — it seriously feels so good to be loyal to yourself! You know when you smile and your whole aura changes, your thoughts change and your heart opens; it’s a similar feeling through being loyal. Someone can be talking to you, waiting for you to say a certain thing or to talk down / lower your vibration and you just smile and stay true to you, it’s so simple but such a BIG thing! There’s a knowing that comes with being loyal, it’s a knowing of your soul. And when you know your soul, YOU are truly fearless and free.
Here’s to being loyal to ourselves (the Universe) and basking in the magical emotions that come with it! Be fearless and free -Ace
I spend more time staring at a blank screen Then I ever did in a previous life scene Maybe I’m waiting for your name to pop up Or for the poem to just write itself My thoughts jump off the shelf Arrange themselves on this blank sheet Tug my rubberband cause you’re in my head Waiting for my dream and I to meet Then words and I can intertwine our thread So much in the air It’s hard to know which thought I want to make concrete Too often I jump in and care Practicing protecting my heart, regret and I don’t need to re-meet So much to write about, how will I ever get it all out I guess that’s what writing is about A beautifully weaved route Never a drought On the contrary, something I can’t live without Staring at a blank screen Is when my daydreams are seen More alive than they’ve ever been I imagine seeing your name All my words breaking the frame I imagine the screen having a vivid image of my inner flame Hearing this reality’s game When I close my eyes and see this blank screen It’s you who’s there, how keen Define “keen” how you like, it’s more than it appears to mean Ace
Life is such a rollercoaster filled with so many unpredictable ups and downs. As much as this life is mine and yours, it’s ultimately the Universe’s. We’re just a living projection of the Universe taking a stab at this journey we call life. There’s a certain peace in me today that all is well and will always be well. There are many uncertainties hovering in my life, and for some reason I feel excited about them. So many unfinished chapters, so many unopened doors, so many undiscovered paths, so many unanswered questions, yet so much calm within.
I’ve learned a lot these past few weeks, lesson after lesson visited me. I know this is my life and I’m creating it, but, there’s something within that is just enjoying watching how everything unfolds. I do believe my higher self has all the answers, I think it knows all the twists and turns in this life. There was a time I’d be so desperate to know those answers and now I’m at peace with it — at least for today, that is. I was in the car the other day, just looking around at what we call “our world” and I just smiled. Who knows what this place is; it’s probably not home, it could just be a dream, it might just be my projection, maybe it’s a dome, maybe it’s someone else’s projected reality — who knows. What I do know, is I’m here for a reason and at some level this is all a test. I don’t think it’s a test in terms of failing or succeeding, it’s a test in terms of fulfilling or getting by.
As I watched the rain pour today, I also watched the ground absorb its drops and the sun rise again. Maybe I’m the ocean; the raindrops sink, create rocky conditions and heavy waves, but, the rain adds depth and uniqueness. And when the rain clears, the sun comes up again and shines bright enough for the whole ocean to bask in its rays. Maybe all that surrounds us, are just different lessons shown in things we think are real. Like the sun and the rain, maybe that’s just my higher self showing me that with emotion comes growth.
Are you fearless enough to believe that this life may be more than you ever realized? And are your free enough to let that thought bring you peace rather than fear? As life hits you today with unpredictable moments, experiences of many kinds and waves of lessons you chose to learn, lean into the peace that all will always be ok, because, you, my friend are much more powerful than you know. Maybe you already chose all of this and maybe you did so because somewhere inside you always knew you’d rise again and again.
So, after starting and deleting this seven times, I finally have this. It’s me one thousand percent, it’s honest, it’s authentic, it’s vulnerable, it’s unknown but known and it’s just free. Who knows, I might change tomorrow or I might have different beliefs in an hour but I know that it is very possible to have peace in the uncertainty. Here’s to riding these waves together and remembering that we have all the power to choose how these waves hit us. I hope this helps you on your journey! Be fearless and free -Ace
If you’re new to this series, here’s Universe Hug #4 and below gives you a behind the scenes explanation of how this series was born!
Each week, I plan on posting an old video of mine as a little change up of posts, a charge of energy/motivation and a flash to the past – I’m calling it The Universe Hug Series! My mom always taught me that the little signs/synchronicities the Universe gives are like little hugs, thank you Mom!! So, my hope with this series is to give you many Universe Hugs!