My Battle With Acne

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Acne is a result of self-dislike. A person who gives so much love and doesn’t remember to give back to themselves. This is what I had to face. I truly am grateful for the experience because it helped me go deeper into meditations to find out more about myself and accept/honor those dark parts.

I had great skin throughout high school and soon as I hit 19, that’s when it all changed. I began getting cystic acne and have battling it ever since. ProActive was good for only about a year, then I went through at least 20 or more different products trying to find the solution. Nothing worked.

This past year, 2015, it was the worst it had ever gotten. I began to doubt myself even more, that no one would want to get to know me because of my acne. But what I didn’t know, until I started working in meditations, it was to help me realize many things about myself I needed to change. It was showing up literally right in front of my face! I began to change my diet, taking out all gluten products and stopped eating meat. It helped a bit, but still it was there. Until I began my shadow self and self love meditations. Every day when I looked in the mirror I said to myself, “You have a warm smile, sparking eyes, and I am valuable.” That empowered me and my imperfections. It is what makes me unique, there is no one else on this planet like me!

Everything began to change, I cut out processed sugars, started using Dr.Bronner’s Castile Soap, Frankincense to help my scars along with rosehip oil and vitamin E, tea tree oil to spot treat, and thats now my daily regime. I started using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water placing it in a small mason jar to use for my toner and that works wonders! I mean, I do like sugars now and then so for when those times come that’s when all those things work for me.

Everyone is different, find your way, find yourself, and most important of all LOVE YOURSELF no matter what you look like because there is no one else like YOU!

 

 

The Pause

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It is so important to take the breaks you need in life to reflect, breathe, and enjoy the moment. Since it’s the beginning of the year I wanted so badly to get things done, to work hard everyday so that I may move forward in my life’s mission. But sometimes you go too fast to realize all the hard work you have already accomplished. Taking that special moment to be with your friends and loved ones can make a person feel completely grounded and realize they already have so much in their life. Be grateful for what is in your life in this very moment. That was something I have been working on that lead me up to this point.

On my visual, goal, dream board I wrote down, “To travel the world comfortably and safely.” I got to live a part of that dream with my wonderful friends who I have missed for so long. It was so last minute and easy when I asked to join them on a trip to Ensenada. I knew I was supposed to go. Without any distractions or plans we each enjoyed each others company to the MAX! Not worrying about the past or the future, just enjoying the home we stayed in, where the top level had a 360 view of the land. With the grassy mountains on one side and the beautiful ocean on the other. That is manifestation at it’s finest. I completely lost all my worries and focused on what was offered right in front of my face with great people.

So take the time for those vacations, for the pause in between before you start something new. To be grateful for how far you’ve come and really reap the benefits you have made for yourself so that you can share your enjoyment of life with others!