Maybe it’s the way this sun’s got my skin glowing or the magic this humidity’s doing to my hair, but being back in Southeast Asia has me feeling really...BEAUTIFUL!! 🌸 I’ve never loved myself + my physicality more than I do at this exact moment, here in my ancestral homeland!!! What if by simply drinking her waters, breathing her air, and walking my feet upon her soil...my body is REMEMBERING who she is 🌱?
You see my parents are war refugees from Vietnam, and as I am now SEEING + FEELING this land and how interdependent the people are with it, I think about the disruption, intrusion and CHAOS that war, militarization, and displacement must have had on my family + their physical bodies 💔. Harvesting + eating coconuts from the tree each morning, walking through the countryside on the way to school, washing yourself in the trickling waters of a local stream...and overnight being transplanted to foreign lands made of machine + concrete. I know that I’ve inherited much of this same confusion + trauma in my own body inter-generationally. For years, I battled w/ body dysphoria + eating disorders. I was at WAR with my body.
But today, bathing in these rivers, I was REMEMBERING! 🌊 I was receiving information in my body + in parts of myself I didn't know existed! A passionate flood came alive in me, reminding me that the same water that stirs these tides, shapes mountains and moves continents lives WITHIN me💧quietly + humbly...when I scour the depths of me to remember that I am made of the Earth, that is when I FEEL beauty coursing through my body, my senses, my soul. I love how my skin GLISTENS in the sun 🌞how the shape of my almond eyes curve towards the SKY ☁️how my hair winds + curves like the branches in a bamboo forest 🌿.
Ahhh thank you for listening to me ☺️ I love sharing + just flowing from the heart! It's so much FUN not to have anything planned, to let loose any agenda + process with you all here! Reminding you now that the path of Beauty means seeing ALL through the eyes of unconditional love,therefore seeing beauty in ALL things! Free yourself by choosing (yes, choosing) that the path of Beauty is yours to follow 💗