Disappear

If you know me personally, you know I’m prone to retreating, often.
It’s something that I’ve grown to love about myself, but it’s also something that causes me to feel guilty when it comes to livunconventional. I feel guilty because I know consistency is key to building a brand and a follower base and I won’t pretend like it isn’t a goal of mine to do both.
The only thing about that is that it’s not authentic for livunconventional. I want my brand and tribe to grow organically, which still requires consistency.
I could force myself to pump out material at least 3x a week, I really could, but it wouldn’t be real and heart driven like the content I do produce.
I say all of this to explain my intermittent absences in a way that will hopefully create the space for those of you who ebb and flow in a similar way to embrace it and not feel guilty about it. I also want you to understand that this is my consistency.
I attribute my need for alone time to a few things, for one since 2013 alone time has been my saving grace. For two, my chart is more than half water. I have a Cancer moon and a Pisces rising so I’m naturally a homebody and easily able to live in the world that I’ve created within this 3D world. Having so much water in my chart makes me super intuitive and sensitive to energy. It also makes the depth of shadow work soul retrieval home for me. Going deep is my forte. I often have to check myself and make sure that my solitude is healthy and not destructive. I could easily build a permanent home in the dark, but life is about balance.
You know the idea of that “weirdo” that never leaves their home and rarely speaks? That could be me, and I’d be so fine with that, but I know that I incarnated in this time to connect, which is why I believe I was born with a Sagittarius sun, I needed that fiery boost to keep me from holing up off the grid on an island somewhere, forever.
Being so watery and sensitive also causes me to feel the effects of planetary shifts well in advance & because of that, I’ve been in all the feels since before the new moon in Leo on July 23 which ushered in the upcoming eclipse season. Mercury is also in its shadow period, set to station retrograde on August 12.
While I don’t plan to be off the map the entirety of the retrograde period, I will be honoring myself and my cycles and right now I’m in hermit mode.
As I’ve said before and will continue to say, livunconventional is an extension of me, she has her own energy, and I honor that.
The work that I’m doing is real, personal, and life changing, it would be irresponsible of me to bombard you with half baked blog posts for the sake of posting.
It’s my ultimate goal to have enough content to hold you when I disappear, because I will disappear.
When I disappear it’s for me. I have to always remind myself that I come first. In these times of retreat I’m receiving an influx of downloads and learning and living several lessons at once, and I must conserve my energy so that I am able to process it all. At the end of the day, I’m still human and when there are so many things being downloaded and released at the same time it can be completely exhausting, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. & on top of that, I still have to (choose to) participate in “regular life”.
I also find that in these periods I start several blog posts that may take a couple of weeks to fully develop.
Keep in mind that everything I share is something that I am actually experiencing and learning. I’m no master, I am a student. Consider me your tutor if you will, I teach you what I know based on my own experiences and personal knowledge, and from there I charge you to apply it in a way that fits you. Take what works, leave the rest.
Lately, I’ve been practicing surrender, and in doing so, I’m honoring this space I’m in, but also informing you, my tribe, that there are times that I will disappear, but know that it’s in the interest of the highest good of all involved. When you haven’t heard from me in a while, send a little (or a shit ton of) light my way, and know that I’m working, for me and for the collective. This work is bigger than me and I take it seriously.
So much gratitude to you for being here with me.

You are Love and You are Loved
Peace & Light
Liv

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Journey Intentionally with Astrology

One day last year I realized that the French and Spanish words for the days of the week closely mirrored the names of the planetary rulers of each day. By no means am I an astrologer, but I am a believer in astrology, and a student if you will. I like to check my daily horoscope to see what’s going on in the ethers that could affect my day, week, etc. From there, I decided I should look up how each planet influences the day it rules energetically. In my quest for intentional conscious living, I figured being aware of the specific energy each day brings along with the influence of my personal natal chart could help me navigate each day easier. I’m all about going with the natural flow of things as to not create resistance. I thought I’d share what I found!

Here are the days of the week, and a little about their planetary rulers and how they could affect the energy of the given day.

Sunday. Domingo. Dimanche. Sun.
Sunday is ruled by the Sun and the Sun rules Leo.
The Sun reflects the present or the “here and now.”
“When we are acting out our Sun, we are purposeful, directed, proud, and creative. On the negative side, we can be haughty, overly willful, self-centered, and judgmental.”-cafeastrology.com

Sunday is a good day for getting prepared for the week with the Sun helping us to be purposeful and directed, take the time to sketch out or set intentions for how you would like to journey through the week.

Monday. Lunes. Lundi. Moon
Monday, ruled by the moon, the Moon ruling Cancer, the perfect day to unfurl like incense smoke.
“We can also think of the Moon as that which gives us animation. It rules rhythmic ebb and flow of activity and energy. The Moon is a mediator between the inner world and the outer world… The Moon is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general. The Moon is both our inner child and our inner mother. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions.”  -cafeastrology.com

Mondays get it bad, probably because the hustle and bustle of daily life go against the nature of the day. Perhaps most people hate Mondays because the grind that we love so much isn’t aligned with the energy of the day? Even if you only have a few minutes to do so, slow down a bit, take advantage of the sensitive, intuitive, deeply emotional energy of this beautiful day.

Tuesday. Martes. Mardi. Mars.
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Mars rules Aries & co-rules Scorpio.
“Mars is the push that gets us out of bed in the morning, our drive and desire nature, and our active energy. When we are “acting out” our Mars, we are assertive, directed, forthright, and adventurous. On the negative side, we can be impulsive, rash, impatient, aggressive, and forceful.” -cafeastrology.com
Keep this in mind as you journey through your day. Awareness can keep you from venturing to the negative side, or at least allow you to recognize you’re there and get back to the center rather quickly. With this energy. Tuesday is the perfect day to get sh*t done!

Wednesday. Miércoles. Mercredi. Mercury.
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury and Mercury rules Virgo & Gemini. Mercury is the planet of communication.
“Mercury analyzes, sorts, groups, and makes sense of things. How do we handle nervous energy? How do we express and convey our thoughts? How do we approach others and information in order to learn and exchange ideas?” -cafeastrology.com
Wednesday is a good day to have that conversation you’ve been avoiding or to reach out to that influencer you’ve been dying to collaborate with. With Mercury on your side, you’re likely to find just the right words and the perfect delivery to ensure you get your desired results. If you struggle with communication,  invest in lapis lazuli. “Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity.” -caligirlgems.com
I’ve personally been working with lapis for a couple of years now, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m someone that loves teaching and speaking to groups but I still get big time butterflies, so I bring it with me when I have public speaking events, interviews, etc. It helps me speak my truth no matter how nervous I may be. If you’re not into crystals, are unable to get some right now, or are in need of immediate assistance, use your own innate power and set the intention to have the energy of Mercury fuel your communication. May this day allow you to speak your truth clearly and assuredly.

Thursday. Jueves. Jeudi. Jupiter.
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter rules Sagittarius & co-rules Pisces.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and abundance.

“In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of plenty. It is tolerant and expansive. The first of the social planets, Jupiter seeks insight through knowledge. Some of the planets keywords include morality, gratitude, hope, honor, and the law. Jupiter is a planet of broader purpose, reach, and possibility.” -cafeastrology.com
My Sun is in Sag, so I’m very familiar with Jupiter’s grand energy. A couple of my favorite aspects of Jupiter’s influence are the quest for higher knowledge, unwavering optimism, and love of travel. Is there something new you want to learn? Maybe you’ve been wanting to take a solo self-care trip? Thursday could be a good day to do those things, or at least put them into motion. If you’ve been feeling stalled in some of these areas don’t worry, Jupiter has been in retrograde, but stationed direct June 9, 2017! How can you use Jupiter’s energy to your benefit?

Friday. Viernes. Vendredi. Venus.
Friday is ruled by Venus & Venus rules both Taurus and Libra.
In astrology, Venus represents love and money. “Love and money is actually a simplistic interpretation of Venus: Venus rules out sentiments, what we value, and the pleasure we take in life. Grace, charm, and beauty are all ruled by Venus. Through Venus, we learn about our tastes, pleasures, artistic inclinations, and what makes us happy… We look to Venus in the natal chart to see how we approach relationships of the heart, as well as what gives us pleasure… We also turn to Venus to show how we spend our money, the types of gifts we buy, and how much we spend on leisure activities (not to mention the kinds of leisure activities we seek out)”-cafeastrology.com
We all love Friday amirite? Take a few moments to reflect on love this day. How you love, how you desire to be loved, and how you can incorporate love into all you do.
Since Venus is also about the moola, it’s also a good time to reflect on your relationship to money. How do you feel about money? Is the relationship strained or does it flow easily? Are there any ways you can improve your relationship with money? Are you afraid to admit that you love money? I know, I know, it’s frowned upon to say you love money, but be honest, you love it.

Saturday. Sábado. Samedi. Saturn.
Saturday is ruled by Saturn, Saturn rules Capricorn & co-rules Aquarius.

“In astrology, Saturn is associated with restriction and limitation. Where Jupiter expands, Saturn constricts. Although the themes of Saturn seem depressing, Saturn brings structure and meaning to our world. Saturn knows the limits of time and matter. Saturn reminds us of our boundaries, our responsibilities, and our commitments. It brings definition to our lives. Saturn makes us aware of our need for self-control and of our boundaries and our limits.”-cafeastrology.com Although, not typical of what you think of when you think of a Saturday, Saturn’s influence can help us get our sh*t together. Is there some dead weight you’ve been holding onto?  Let it go. Someone still in your circle that is bringing you nothing?  Kick them out. Maybe there are some boundaries that you need to define or redefine? Get to editing.

Much gratitude to cafeastrology.com, their site is full of amazing and useful information. Perfect for those that are practicing self-taught astrology. This site also offers a free natal chart reading, all you need is your exact birth time and the place you were born. The natal chart is the first step in understanding how astrology influences your life and it’s specific to you!

May you journey through your week intentionally.

You are Love & You are Loved

You Gon’ Get This Woo!

I used to struggle with showing all parts of me, and when I say used to, I mean like up till about two weeks ago. When I say all of me, I mean the me that’s woo woo as hell.

Finally, I said “BUMP THAT! YALL GON GET THIS WOO!”  I never had a problem being me on livunconventional because it was a brand, not necessarily ME. Right? Nah! I realized a long time ago that my brand IS ME. This brand is personal af. I AM Liv and I AM Unconventional. I was trying too hard to separate the two out of fear of Liv being rejected. Rejection has been a big one for me in my journey, I’m so grateful that I am now at a place where I can be impervious to it.

So I started posting my tarot pulls, crystals, tidbits about meditation, and what I believe about God on my personal Instagram page. Guess what? I’ve been steadily losing followers and I’m totally not dead or hurt because of it! I know that it is not a reflection of me as a soul or as a being incarnated on this plane at this time. It is a reflection of the other person and their perspective. I cannot and do not fault anyone for their worldview. I am also not responsible for how they perceive me because of it.

I know that sometimes seeing others be 100% themselves, even if they are being themselves doing something you’d never do, can spark insecurity if you feel like you can’t or aren’t being 100% yourself. I wish those that are still looking, or that have yet to start, the most love, they need it. I was there, for a long time. I would see people living in their truth and light and begin to feel envy and shame for not living my own.

I realized I was the only one stopping me from doing the same for myself. Me and my concern about what others would think. I let that go, and the amount of love and acceptance I’ve been shown, just from loving and accepting myself has been more than I could have ever conceived.

I understand that overcoming the people pleasing condition is not easy, it’s taken me at least three years of lots of digging and releasing to be comfortable enough with myself to do it. However, it can be done. & it can only be done if you start today. Start now. Start small. Start big. JUST START.

I want y’all to know that stepping fully into my light and showcasing all parts of me to the world, not just my livunconventional tribe, has really amped my life up in a major way.

Shining authentically and fearlessly, no matter what that looks like for you, is the key to leveling up. When you show the Universe that you are proud of you, and you Love you, you attract more Love into your life. & Love is all there is. Love is all you need. God is Love, therefore YOU are Love. So when you’re on a Love frequency and you move the way Love makes you move, you’re embodying the God in you. You’re making God moves.

When you make God moves miracles happen. (and I was in desperate need of some miracles.) Now miracles are all I expect and all I will accept.  I mean, how can I accept less knowing I am God?

So this has been like my coming out. I’m not hiding no mo! I am no longer afraid of how others will receive or perceive me because another’s opinion of me has more to do with them than me. I know my intentions are for the greatest good of all & that my heart is pure.

So allow me to properly introduce myself:

I’m Liv, I’m woo woo as fuck. I like to cuss. If I (or someone else) has a physical ailment I look up natural remedies as well as the metaphysical/energetic cause, because we gotta heal the root not treat the symptoms. My life is synchronistic as fizzuck. I like to use Pootie Tang slang in real life conversations. I can be hella petty. I’ll go left on your ass if I have to. I don’t fuck with spiritual bypass, you can’t love and light yourself out of doing the work. I embrace my shadow. I don’t cower (long) from the dark part of the work. I read energy very well. I’ve always had a very strong intuition, and I’m finally allowing it to be the gift that it is. I communicate with Spirit daily. I love tarot, astrology, crystals, sage, quantum physics, meditation, yoga, tai chi, reiki, psychic readings etc. As I communicate with you I am able to hear what you’re saying with my ears and feel what you’re REALLY saying with my heart. I read everyone, and it’s not something that I do on purpose, nor is it judgmental. I feel very deeply and I feel everything. I can feel my emotions physically. My imagination is top notch, I never stopped playing pretend. I am fiercely protective of those I love. I am extremely satisfied with my own company. I see through the veil, and it’s happening more often now that I don’t deny that aspect of myself. If I’m close enough to you (connection wise) I can pick up on things from you telepathically. (My best friend and I will spend hours together in silence and it’s like we’ve been having a full conversation, which makes our long distance relationship a lot easier because we are always with one another.) I love hard and I love deep, real deep… and now that I love myself that hard and deep, it doesn’t feel like a curse. I care for others the way I care for myself. I want for others ONLY what they want for themselves. I have FINALLY mastered the art of letting people go. Now that I am no longer deathly afraid of rejection, I don’t hold on to stagnant relationships out of fear that the other will feel rejected. I survived a childhood of emotional & verbal abuse. I survived poverty. I will NEVER tell you to do something I myself have never done. Although I am a future counselor I do not always agree with diagnosing young children. My purpose on this planet is to help people help themselves.

I could go on, but I’ll stop there. Here I am. This is me. & like it or not…

YOU GON’ GET THIS WOO!

You are Love, and You are Loved,

Liv