Jessica Arroyo Photography

Journal

Celebrating Who I Am

Three years ago I decided to explore my inside and truly listen to what is going on there. I've been emerged in understanding who I am, learning from my dreams, my mistakes, and mostly from other people, my mirrors. This investigation has been done hand by hand with sacred plants and powerful brothers and sisters who I see as shamans, people who have become my family and share with me their infinite knowledge and who remind me of mine, the one that I used to ignore and forget. Life is so beautiful when you recognize and credit your own power, blessings come from all sources and you just have to stay open and use all of your heart. This initiation process and warrior’s path come with great responsibility, the one of acknowledging yourself above everything, that action is never an easy one, but it has been the most rewarding one. Today, I want to pay tribute to myself because it’s my birthday and I feel like I’m being born again. I want to celebrate the person I have become and that I’m still constructing. I want to celebrate that I have allowed myself to heal and grow. I still have the same sense of humor from when I was 15, I still have the same gentle soul, I still love chocolate and going to the movies. It has been beautiful to be alive and i thank the universe for the many blessings I have received, for the tears and sweats. I celebrate by giving myself a precious gift, the gift of stop being a victim and taking responsibility of who I am and the reality I co-create. The gift of being thankful for what I have and for what I don’t have, the gift of being faithful to who I am and my purpose. I celebrate that I have initiated the path of knowing myself, understanding myself, choosing myself, forgiving myself, loving myself, and honoring myself. Gracias, gracias, gracias!

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Photography by  Amanda Hoffman

Photography by Amanda Hoffman

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