Before you reach out to someone you heal,
I hope you taste your own love medicine first.
Before you open your heart in radiating love,
I hope you overflow with your own devotion first.
Before you desire flowers for admiration,
I hope there are already flowers blooming on the altar of your heart.
Before you embrace someone else’s darkness,
I hope your arms are wide open to accepting your weaknesses and defeat.
Before you see the good in this world,
I hope your eyes are open to see your divinity.
I hope this year, you choose courage.
To finally go back home to where there’s peace, joy, and abundance.
I hope you walk your truest self.
I hope that when you need you, there’s always you.
I hope you choose self-honesty,
And self-loyalty - that no matter what happens,
In spite of mistakes and bad decisions, you will be there for yourself no matter what.
I hope this year, you get to experience first all the love that you can give.
Words: Jillian Bacarisas
Photos: Bren Lopez