Power of Acceptance



 Hello Amazing Truth Seekers, 

Feeling called to write about acceptance. It has been a powerful theme as of late. I have gained such peace just accepting what is, rather than wanting it to be any different. Don’t get me wrong, initially when something happens, sometimes I go into the stories of “why,” “how,” “wtf,” “anger,” “frustration,” and then quickly catch myself and the suffering that happens, only to lean into the energy of accepting. It takes practice, and it’s okay to feel the way we feel — as it just shows us more information about where we are at with understanding and compassion.   

“You don’t need to fight negative thoughts; you didn’t choose them. 

You don’t need to push yourself to feel differently, you didn’t ask for this. 

You don’t need to achieve more in life for a fleeting sense of accomplishment. It was never your purpose. 

These are echoes of pain from the past. 

You have learned to believe you are defined by these things. 

Leading to self judgement and punishment. 

Your past and your pain, they are not who you are. 

They are constructs you adopted to survive. 

Grant yourself permission to accept yourself and your experiences as they are, here and now. 

You will find that accepting yourself as you are is the happiness you have always wanted to feel.”

— Dream.Capsule —

 Working with the sacred wood, Iboga, it sheds light on things that are both beautiful and not so beautiful — which is based on your perception in that moment in time.  Which can shift at any moment depending on how you want to look at it. Acceptance of everything we are shown — or feel from the neutral stance of the observer — is key to getting the most out of your experience. The more you judge something as right or wrong, the more you get lost in the experience and lose the ability to learn what it is trying to show you. This takes focus and presence.   

When we get to see what is in our subconscious, it no longer has a hold on us or no longer can run the show, because we now see and feel it. Then, the next important step is the integration of what we are shown and feel into our day-to-day lives.  

“The first step towards change is Awareness. The second step is Acceptance.” 

— Nathaniel Brandon —

I find that there are days where my brain/mind is very distracted and all over the map, making it difficult to focus and concentrate. This even happens on medicine journeys.  Sometimes I feel frustrated with it, because I feel like I missed out on something, however, it is said by many to gently bring your awareness back to the present without making yourself wrong for getting distracted. This is the work — when we pay attention to the small but impactful details about ourselves. Paying attention to the self-talk can be quite disturbing, and a very good clue into how hard we are on ourselves and others around us.   

I recently sat in an Ayahuasca ceremony, and she is such a beautiful teacher. I was working through a situation, and I instantly said, “I should have known better.” Mother Ayahuasca then showed me to be gentle with myself. We are not meant to know everything, as this life is happening for us to learn and grow. How many times have you “should yourself?” I get it though, sometimes we get those intuitive instincts, and we ignore them, only to have a less desirable outcome. And honestly, it all happened to learn a particular thing or have a particular experience — which is a gift in the end.   

“Inner Peace is not always a pristine calmness, sometimes it is accepting the tension inside of you without reacting to it, literally feeling it without reinforcing it and then moving gently through your day.”

— Yung Pueblo —

When we commit to the path of truth, this means facing and accepting that, yes, we may need help, yes, we may be addicted, yes, the situation may not be serving us or our life anymore, yes, this is fucked up, etc. But it is far more powerful than avoiding and hiding.  

The most profound gift you can give yourself and to others around you is getting really, really honest, accepting it and replacing it with a positive. When we continue to dig deeper into the rabbit hole of darkness — and I also get there is a purpose for that — it’s like the fertilizer of change sometimes. But I can think of many other fertilizers that are super helpful for propelling forward, like love, kindness, generosity, forgiveness and gentleness. Sometimes, we do need that smack in the face to really get it loud and clear. lol.  

I hope you have enjoyed reading this newsletter and thank you for your ongoing support and love. The miracles I get to witness and hear about daily are just profound and humbling.

Much love and blessings to you all,



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