Love. Speak. Connect

 

I am so happy {and immensely proud} to introduce our first guest blogger, Otiti with you.

You probably know Otiti from her own blog, Pearlescent Dew Drops, if not, I encourage you to connect with her there, and on Twitter.

Otiti is a source of unlimited love, empowerment + inspiration and is fast becoming one of my favorite writers, not only because of her compelling voice + candid insights, but because her words practically leap off the page and ignite your passion by proxy, so I'm thrilled {+ honored} that she has penned the following especially for us over here at Premakarini:

When I started my blog January 2010, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to discuss. I just knew I craved an expressive outlet besides my journal, one that would satisfy the growing need to address recurrent questions. I initially thought my material would be all about relationships and sex and fidelity, but boy was I wrong!

I got all that off my chest within a post or two. Updated infrequently. Kept the link to myself and didn't have the courage to explore the things that really interested me, namely matters of the soul and one's consciousness.

Sometime in November of that year, it suddenly hit me: I was doing the very thing that stifles growth and creativity. I didn't know what I wanted to say because I wouldn't LET myself say anything. The fear of getting it wrong meant I wasn't trying at all! Oh dear.

So, slowly, tentatively, I started to explore what my spirit was trying to tell me. By February 2011, I was confident enough to write This Is My Dream. Imagine my utter joy when it sparked more interest than anything I'd ever written before. It was my first truly uninhibited post, and I think that's what spoke to people. Putting your heart on your sleeve tends to showcase your passion and let your truth speak for itself, something everyone gravitates towards because it's real. Authentic. Yours and yours alone.

If there's one thing I know to be true, it's this: speak your truth. Always. Be true to your heart and say what you feel, what you believe, what you desire. Say what you need. So many of us wait for others' permission before we do what we know we need to, and I'm here to tell you that's a total waste of time. Be real, honest, present. Here and now. There's no better time to act and turn things around or take them to the next level.

I'm not always strong. I don't always have the answers. I just believe in the power of positivity and expression. I believe in listening to your heart and soul and everything your inner self is trying to tell you. I believe in connecting with your family, your friends, your circle. I believe in staying open to new experiences and having a solid base that keeps you grounded whenever you encounter new challenges.

It's important to know yourself. To like and enjoy your person. To love yourself deeply and fiercely, a love that's neither dependent on anyone else nor threatened by anything in your outer environment. What matters most is that you realise the need for kindness and an acceptance of who you are at your core.

Gouge the Surface poured onto paper as an encouragement to go deeper and live clearer. Clarity comes to us in different ways, and it rarely shows up without some effort on our part. To the best of my understanding and experience, that effort translates to spending time with your thoughts and identifying a number of things: what you do, why you do it, and how it makes you feel. Taking the time to explore these things puts you in tune with yourself and opens up new ways of being and thinking. Nice, eh?

We all want fulfillment. Completion. Bliss. The sense that all is right in our world and we're headed in the right direction. Feed your spiritual side; it helps to know we're not alone and that there's a power higher than ourselves. Sometimes we get overwhelmed, feel lost or afraid, or just plain run dry of faith and enthusiasm. Ask. Always, always ask when you need help and support. It's amazing how often we miss out on love and understanding because we don't reach out when we should.

I hope you find everything you're looking for. I hope you LET yourself recognise and achieve everything you're looking for. I hope you have love, and warmth, and understanding. I hope you have fire in your belly and a sparkle in your heart. I hope you smile, laugh, and enjoy heightened experiences that bring you lasting joy over and over again.

Thank you for reading. It's always a pleasure to share with you. Come say hi on Twitter @findotitihere or email me findotitihere@hotmail. I’d love to hear from you!

 

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7 Responses to Love. Speak. Connect

  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Your courageous & fierce love for yourself & others is so clear in your words. I love them! And I love you for being so free with all of us! Thank you, Otiti, for beautiful fire and your delightful sparkle. Such a treasured gift! <3 <3 <3

  2. Premakarini says:

    So excited to see what conversation ripples this starts Otiti!
    This really resonates with me right now + is so my experience:
    “speak your truth. Always. Be true to your heart and say what you feel, what you believe, what you desire. Say what you need. So many of us wait for others’ permission before we do what we know we need to, and I’m here to tell you that’s a total waste of time. Be real, honest, present. Here and now. There’s no better time to act and turn things around or take them to the next level.”
    What makes this so powerful is that you embody these words..I am so grateful that we are sharing in all of this. Thank you for sharing so much in this post
    love you,
    Prema
    xo

  3. Otiti says:

    Thank you, Deborah!! I’m so glad these words speak to you. 🙂 You’re welcome. I love to share!

  4. Otiti says:

    Yes, I’m excited as well! 😀 You’re so welcome. Thank you for having me on here. Much love, xo

  5. BobbyT says:

    So much impact each time I read ur stuff…kip it up Otiti

  6. Kuceli says:

    I’m so proud of you Otiti. Keep it up, keep writing, keep pouring out your beautiful soul. You’re always an inspiration.

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7 Responses to Love. Speak. Connect

  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Your courageous & fierce love for yourself & others is so clear in your words. I love them! And I love you for being so free with all of us! Thank you, Otiti, for beautiful fire and your delightful sparkle. Such a treasured gift! <3 <3 <3

  2. Premakarini says:

    So excited to see what conversation ripples this starts Otiti!
    This really resonates with me right now + is so my experience:
    “speak your truth. Always. Be true to your heart and say what you feel, what you believe, what you desire. Say what you need. So many of us wait for others’ permission before we do what we know we need to, and I’m here to tell you that’s a total waste of time. Be real, honest, present. Here and now. There’s no better time to act and turn things around or take them to the next level.”
    What makes this so powerful is that you embody these words..I am so grateful that we are sharing in all of this. Thank you for sharing so much in this post
    love you,
    Prema
    xo

  3. Otiti says:

    Thank you, Deborah!! I’m so glad these words speak to you. 🙂 You’re welcome. I love to share!

  4. Otiti says:

    Yes, I’m excited as well! 😀 You’re so welcome. Thank you for having me on here. Much love, xo

  5. BobbyT says:

    So much impact each time I read ur stuff…kip it up Otiti

  6. Kuceli says:

    I’m so proud of you Otiti. Keep it up, keep writing, keep pouring out your beautiful soul. You’re always an inspiration.

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