Wives, mothers and best friends. We’ve been together since 2008 and from Day 1 for Tami, it was love at first sight. For Selima, it was probably around Day 23. We’re truly partners in all things, life and business. It hasn't always been easy, but it sure has been a fun adventure. We’re committed to walking this path with one another and show up as our best selves everyday. Our intention to our commitment keeps us accountable to one another and we couldn’t imagine life any other way.
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Nothing short of amazing, Niles Maël Lust, the River Chief, is our greatest teacher. This is the closest we’ve ever felt to unconditional love. He's also a pretty typical toddler and expert at getting into everything and saying "no." Pisces Sun, Rising and Moon (Venus, Neptune, Chiron, and Mars too)!
We’ve explored the full spectrum. We’ve not given a damn about our health, didn’t exercise and made eating and buying decisions based on convenience and price. This meant a resounding “yes” to processed foods and an “of course” to the cheapest commercial cleaners.
We’ve also been extremely strict with our exercise regimens and diets, practically demanding to know the name of the hen who laid the fried egg that graced our plates. Looking back, we have to laugh at our year of doing laundry with soap nuts (we were nuts for thinking those clothes were actually clean)! Neither extreme worked for long and both paths led to illness and resentment.
Now we’ve returned to the center. Our philosophy on maintaining wellness is this: as natural as possible and doing what genuinely feels good. It’s that simple. We make what we can, eat most meals at home, buy good quality foods (minimal fake ingredients, organic when we can and humanely raised), use natural cleaners, and formulate our own herbal medicine for preventative and acute conditions. We play. We get outside. When we travel, we prepare and bring as much of our own goods as we can and is reasonable. We do our best to follow the same principles we use at home, while enjoying the experience of being immersed in a new culture.
Everything is spiritual. Everything has a deeper meaning.
Physical pain and illness in the body is merely a reflection, symptomatic, of what is going on in the spirit. Every wound can be healed.
We are all connected. We are all Divine.
God’s love is reflected in all of us. It’s up to us to recognize it.
God’s love isn’t limited to the human experience, nor can it be adequately or comprehensively explained in a book.
We innately have the power and are capable of addressing every life challenge.
Everyone on the planet has a role. Every soul has free will, to stay, go, destroy, heal, do whatever they want or nothing at all.
Christ Consciousness is choosing the path of unconditional love.
We draw from different traditions to develop our own spiritual practice. We pray, chant, affirm, meditate, breathe, sit, divine, ask, seek, believe, read, detach, forget, create, give thanks, smudge, write, expand, cleanse, heal, lay hands, dream, see, speak, channel, release, protect, enjoy, set intentions, love, read, co-create, cry, dissect, empathize, forgive, unfold, blossom, bow, try, try, and try again.
We accept that the spiritual path isn’t a race. We won’t get it all in this lifetime, or probably the next. We’ve been here before and we’ll return again, hopefully with more wisdom and less karma to balance.