Let’s cut the shit.

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Not just ok, but ESSENTIAL.

We can never be the 100% cheerful, happy, strong, objective, willful. We ALL have the other side of the coin within us: the soppy, sad, weak, confused, stuck side.

If we try to be only one side of the coin, we fail.

So, in order to maintain sanity and health, we have to own up to both sides. And be willing to feel them. No hiding from it, no pretending, no bull shit. As hard as it might be to just admit to what you’re currently feeling, as hurtful and mindblowingly scary as it might be, it’s not worse than living in the hell of hiding yourself all day, every day.

So, gather up the courage to show yourself to yourself, in enclosed four walls, if you need, but show it.

And you won’t ever regret it.

#havecourage #bebrave #feel #show #allow #positive #negative #emotions

For one year, I would like to commit to…

 

…being as honest as I can be.

…being as comprehensive as I can be.

…being who I am, unapologetically.

…being loving and understanding (with myself and others)

…being free to feel what I feel, without guilt, without shame.

…being who I am, whatever is happening, whatever life throws at me (it being confetti or a few challenges)

…being strong in what I believe. (my heart, my spirituality, my relationship to others, my relationship with myself)

For one year I would like to commit to always remembering that:
“It’s ok to be who you are. It’s ok to feel how you feel. It’s ok if you don’t want to get up in the morning. It’s ok if you feel like you’re doing a good job. It’s ok to fall. It’s ok to rise. It’s ok to love unapologetically. It’s ok to BE. I love you. You are the heroin of my life. Keep being who you are and all shall be well.”

And this is my letter of New Year’s resolution this year.illu

What would you like to remember this 2017?

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Lina

 

 

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

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I am so honored to have been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!

In order to kindly accept this nomination, I need to write about these aspects:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share seven different facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15, give or take a few, blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

So, firstly, thank you @mjcobra for thinking of me! ❤
I do my blog with passion, because I love expressing myself and I love having this venue to do it, but I have been shyly participating in it and luckily MJ Cobra found me!

Onto the other aspect to participate: 7 facts about myself

  1. I love Stitch. Yep, from “Lilo and Stitch” XD I currently own three plushies from him, because I can’t live without one.
  2. I’m obsessed with plushies and cute things in general. I can’t help myself.
  3. I LOOOVE crystals and finding out what they are good for, wether for aiding in health or for aid with emotions. I truly believe in their energy and power.
  4. I am currently studying fashion! And I have never been more anxious or passionate, but I’m pursuing this with all my guts.
  5. I’m graduated in Visual Arts, which, led me to believe I needed to be a specific kind of artist, but throughout the years I’ve been realizing it doesn’t matter what kind of art I do, so long I stay authentic and true to myself. To me, that’s honestly all that matters.
  6. I am brazilian! Don’t think I mentioned this before. I’m a third generation of japanese people in Brazil, my grandparents came from Japan on those gigantic ships, it took them around three months to get to Brazil.
  7. I write since my sister gave me my first official diary, when I was a child, around the age of 8! And haven’t stopped since.

I could honestly go on forever with these facts, it’s too much fun thinking about different aspects of me and quirks to share with you. XD

I haven’t followed that many people here, unfortunately, but I nominate these two awesome ladies: MJ Cobra, because I love the way she writes and Marzia Bisognin, because I find her to be a great style inspiration and overall life style inspiration.

My nominees: Mj @mjcobra
and Marzia @ MARZIA’S LIFE

I had a lot of fun writing this post! I hope you were able to enjoy it as well. ^^

I will see you soon with more words and cute illustrations x)

 

heart2, Lina

 

Ocean

There’s something inside me that is bursting out.

I feel it creeping in, expanding through me.

It feels foreign, strange, vast.

Like a big, wide ocean that feels too deep to grasp,

I can’t quite fathom if it embraces me or hovers over me.

It feels positive, yet too big for myself, so it scares me a little.

This foreign, weird feeling, makes me want to cry.

And I think it’s love.

A wave of love I have yet to understand with my mind.

It is love. Bigger than me.

Bigger than everything there is.

You have NOT failed

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Society makes it look like if we feel bad, we’ve somehow done something wrong and failed in life. We feel bad when work goes wrong, when something we’ve expected to go a certain way goes the other way, we get down on ourselves for not being that “Shiny Smily” person on Instagram pictures who seems to ALWAYS be happy.

This happens because there is this painful belief around in society that FEELING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS IS BAD.

We are a society growing beautifully towards being more open, more tolerant, more accepting of everyone’s similarities and differences, I truly believe in that. And one special subject that NEEDS to be addressed is HOW WE TREAT OUR EMOTIONS.

We, as human beings, are full of colors. We can shine brightly with happiness, sour with bitterness, become blue, skip of joy, rage with anger – we are multifaceted beings. But so many of us have been judged by family, friends and people in general for feeling a certain way. Who has ever experienced a grunt or a judging look from someone when you were complaining about life (a.k.a. hurting), or when you felt like your world was falling apart and felt desperate? I know I have.

This reoccurrence, though, doesn’t make it something right or good. It only makes us feel ashamed for feeling sad or blue, as if as humans, we didn’t get to feel or live the entire spectrum of emotions, from bad/negative to good/positive.

This comes from deep childhood trauma, for sure. People who judge harshly are also people who hurt, they just have no idea how to treat their feelings in a better way and splash it onto other people, spreading the hurt.

If we treat our pain as something that has to be shoved inside deep, so no one can hear, see or feel (not even ourselves), there is a big chance this pain will turn into something even bigger and more painful to bare with time.

If you feel pain, shame, hurt, sorrow, grief, desperation, all of them are OK for you to feel. They are emotions. Emotions are meant to be felt by us, and by being felt, they are PROCESSED within us and TRANSFORMED NATURALLY.

We have the capacity to transform anything within us. Transform trauma into bliss, grief into relief, sadness into happiness, sorrow into hope. We are THAT special.

So, I know it is perhaps the most terrifying thing to do, but please, consider opening yourself to your emotions. Consider feeling the hurt, that seems like is going to kill you if you turn in it’s direction. Consider feeling the pain that has been holding your heart tight in it’s suffocating arms. Consider being where you are, no matter how terrible it may feel like and I promise, no matter how difficult it seems in the beginning, it WILL get better and it will TRANSFORM you.

My favorite spiritual guru, Teal Swan depicts a very important process on how we can transform our most feared emotions into something beautiful and positive within us. She shows one of her processes in this video called “How to Heal the Emotional Body”. I proudly share her content, because of the incredible impact it has in my life. She has helped me get in touch with my emotions, heal myself and begin to love myself. Today I stand in a much better place and I am able to experience beautiful emotions because I turned to my scars to see them, feel them and transform them.

Loving ourselves and learning to love our emotions is a life long process, but I hope this encourages you to look at your own “feeling bad” experiences as a way to get to know yourself better and begin to see your own beauty without shame and without fear of being disapproved of by this “be-well-all-the-time” society (which I hope changes soon).

NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOU IF YOU FEEL BAD, you are simply processing through important things so you can continue your walk.

 

heart2, Lina