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**Warning: The following story is graphic. Viewer Discretion is advised.**

Aries peered through the glass of her window and watched sheets of rain pour steadily from the sky. The wind was so strong that it blew the rain sideways and caused the trees to sway dangerously close to the ground. Hard splatters of rain pelted her window, while lightening strikes flashed repeatedly.  A storm was coming.

She braced herself for the loud crackle of thunder that sounded the sky and snuggled deeper into her seat. It was a cushioned bench built into the window – the perfect place to stretch out, read a book and watch nature. She enjoyed fiction stories the most as she was able to escape reality and become lost in the wildness of the characters’ lives. For a story to truly wet her tastebuds, it had to be haunting, intriguing and lustful. The story she currently read was about a dangerous sex cult – it was freaky and downright evil – and she couldn’t stop herself from being absorbed into the story.

As Aries turned the next page, she found her hand sliding beneath her silk robe to her naked thighs. Her hand moistened with heat as it hovered above the sweet fruit of her folds. She used her other hand to turn the book over and then gently toyed with her nipple, pulling and tugging the pebbled flesh until tears stung her eyes. She bit her bottom lip and began to stroke her bud. Her eyelids slid close and her third eye opened, awakening the strength of the other four senses. The eye swept through her thoughts for haunting memories and landed on a recent rendezvous with the owner of her favorite bookstore.

Suddenly, his phantom hands sprung from her memory and began to rub all over body. As his nails dug into the flesh of her arms, her fingers stroked furiously, causing her bud to harden under the intrusion. Her third eye grew wider, bringing more sensations from her memory to life; she was now in the healthy living section of the bookstore, bent over the love seat, moaning the name of the owner as he growled behind her. She cried out as his phantom hands slid to her root chakra and caressed it in slow agonizing circles.

Her body convulsed and stiffened as pleasure waves rippled from her crown to her toes. Her head lolled to one side and rested against the cool surface of the rain-battered window. She squinted her eyes open, allowing her third eye to close gracefully, and the hands to slither back into her memories. As her teeth released their grip on her bottom lip, her tongue slid across the chafed skin and tasted fresh blood. She took her finger off of her now sensitive bud, swiped her lip and gazed at the dark red blood before popping her finger into her mouth to taste.

“Mmmm…” she moaned. The taste was ripe and tart like a raspberry. She smiled darkly to herself and turned the book back over, picking up where she left off. Stormy days were truly her favorite.

The End. 

Photo Credit: @urbansocietyy

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Transformation.

Stardust sprinkled her forehead

Sugar coated her lips

As it fed her creativity

It was different now

She lived energetically…instinctively

Flowing between the folds of her cosmic structure

Drawing the map with her aura

Exploring without a destination

Trusting in the blindness

Carrying the essence of courage

Screaming into the heavens

Flying. Flying. Flying.

The Time is NOW.

Hey Y’all,

I have been feeling so inspired lately (as you can see from my recent posting of creative shorts) and it seems that everyday my purpose in life becomes clearer. I wasn’t planning on posting today but after listening to a Breakfast Club interview with Lena Waithe (Writer/Producer of The Chi) – who is super dope on many levels – I feel fired up. In a few sentences, she unknowingly confirmed the reason why I want to be a writer, producer and show-runner in the near future. The world of television and society as a whole, needs more representation and the window for black creatives becomes more open everyday. So the time for me to join the race is NOW. And I cannot wait to join all of the other beautiful creators out there and create/produce inspiring and inclusive content for people from ALL walks of life.

And now, as I align myself with my goals, I want to help y’all do the same. We all have a purpose in life, and that purpose is to share your God-given talent with the world. Before I realized what I wanted to do, it seemed like the most difficult thing in the world was to find my purpose. I did research, exercises and thought so hard about it that I missed the whole point —> to stop looking at external factors to validate who I am as a person.

There isn’t a website, book or article that can tell you who you are meant to be. Your purpose in life is tied EXACTLY to who you are at this moment. It is what you have always done, innately; it is the thing that brings you the most joy in your day, whether that is taking pictures, listening to music, cooking, writing, or lighting candles (insider)! Whatever it is that makes your heart sing when no one is watching. For me, that is creating stories, poetry, reading film reviews and analyzing tv shows out loud to myself (Yes, I’m weird). But I feel so much more at peace now because I got real and honest with myself.

And now it’s time for you to do the same:

I want you to get really quiet and still and meditate. Shut out the outside noise, go in your closet, hideout in your car – do whatever you must to get 10 minutes of solo time.

Once you’re there, I want you to breathe, deeply. Inhale & exhale, slow and steady. Let your mind open up and let feelings arise without shutting them out. Pay attention to your thoughts – where do they immediately go once the chaos has calmed down? You will have to get real and honest and this may bring up some emotion as we sometimes downplay or ignore that voice inside of us because we are afraid of our light. But that is the beauty of it all – embracing that authenticity that makes you unique. You are your dream. The wisdom is inside of you and nowhere else and the world is waiting for your rarity.

Discover what is about yourself that you love and become obsessed with it. Down right deranged if you have to. You are a soldier and a survivor. You are the one that has gotten yourself this far in life and no one can take that away from you. It’s time for those big dreams inside of you to spread their wings and fly. Remember: we are staring fear in the face, we’re shaking hands with it and we’re using it to be the air beneath our wings (corny, much? I know, I can’t help it). But as I said before, the time is NOW.  It’s time to manifest those dreams into real life goals with targeted action. I’m not going to lie – it will be tough. It’ll take blood, sweat and tears and will probably be the single most hardest thing you’ve ever done in life. But guess what? You were BORN to do it and you MUST believe in yourself. Your belief is the only thing that matters and will ultimately, be the only thing to keep you going.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start manifesting! I think we’ve been patient long enough. Let’s take the world by storm and see what she has to offer.

Good luck loves,

I’m rooting for all of us ❤

Hello, Fear.

Hi everyone!!

OMG…it has been too long since I’ve “spoken” to my lovely readers and truthfully, since I’ve looked back at my blog. If you know me, then you know that I am on a journey of discovering myself, learning what it means to self-love and figuring out what the heck I want to do with my life.

Well, honestly it is a never-ending journey for most of us. Even when we reach that peak of our goal, we find ourselves wanting to expand and take on even more, always testing the limits of our being. I’m going to be honest with y’all…I have been lost and I’ve been scared. I was doing great, working and writing different self-care rituals for you all and somewhere in the mix, I lost touch with myself and my passions. I let external factors distract me from my true purpose and in turn, found myself at a confusing crossroads of my current job and life and where I see myself in the near future. I also experienced a death in the family, and that loss of familiar energy took a toll on me spiritually. With ALL of that running through my mind, I was completely blocked. There was no way I could give any self-love and self-care advice to you all if I was not practicing this myself.

After a small breakdown and what I realize now was a breakthrough, I finally feel free enough to open up again to you all.

*Takes deep breath*

This has by far been the most challenging, eye-opening and explorative year of my life. I turned a 1/4 of a century (25!), visited my number 1 dream place – California ❤ and I went skydiving!! Peep the blog pic. Which brings me to the point of this blog post.

Fear. Self-doubt. Worry.

These three emotions are so freaking strong that they grab ahold of our conscious mind and if we let them, make ourselves believe that we are limited in anything we wish to accomplish. I have periods where I’m feeling great – doing yoga daily, meditating, writing a story and then I’ll have moments of doubt and sadness and wonder why the hell I’m doing this in the first place. It’s like I’ll reach a milestone and then that little naggy voice of fear comes along and starts questioning me: Are you sure you can do this? But what about x,y, and z factors…” and so on. The mind can be a dangerous playground – sometimes it helps and other times it’s harmful. But what we have to remember is that fear itself is not real, it’s just energy reacting to what we want most. We know , internally, what we want to do and accomplish and even though we are very much capable of the “impossible” we will stop ourselves before we can make any real progress.

Why do we allow these thoughts? Because we’re human – and they will come up whether we like it or not. But we can control our reaction to them, rather than push down our nervousness or anxiousness to make it disappear – which actually makes it worse – we should try to acknowledge those feelings then let that energy flow through us until it’s gone. And guess what’s on the other side of that? Peace, knowing, understanding, love, excitement, joy, etc!!

I was scared af to skydive, but I knew that it was something I had always wanted to do and now the opportunity had presented itself before me. After some self-coaching and saving $$, I asked myself, “will you sink or will you fly?”

And I flew. Together with my best friends and family, we conquered something unimaginable together. We were powerful. I let go because I HAD to see what was on the other side of that fear. And you know what was waiting for me? Peace. The floating back down to the earth was peaceful & serene. My friends were waiting for me with infectious smiles and an exciting joy in their eyes as I landed safely to my feet, supported by the ground. And I realized, wow…this was within me the whole time. What was I scared of again? All I could think of was that I couldn’t wait to do it again. I embraced fear that day, and she greeted me with open arms. I hugged her in the wind and then I broke through and landed into a revised version of myself. We all did.

So , with all of that being said (and if you read through all of that, kuddos!) I write this to let you know that it is okay to be afraid – fear is simply energy – it’s energy that we can take with us, harness and then burst through to make it to the other side. Do you notice whenever you’re scared to do something, you’re also secretly bubbling with the thought of…what if I actually do this? There’s a thin line between fear…excitement and purpose. Pay attention to it, my friend.

As for my beloved blog, I want to try some new things and I hope you’ll stick around to discover that with me. I decided that I really do want to be a writer as it’s always the thing I’ve gone back to in my life.  I want to publish fiction novels and write, direct and produce for television and films. I don’t know how I’ll get there yet but I know that this was step 1: Acceptance, Acknowledgement, Awareness.

Please continue to follow me on my journey and stay tuned for some cool creative writing prompts that I will post! Practice makes perfect 🙂

With love,

Tasia Monet.

Embrace Your Power

Hello beautiful people,

It’s gloomy and dreary outside today; and surprisingly cold for early September!

I’m embracing it for the most part though, because that means that fall is coming soon or that the hurricane is near >.<

So today’s post is about the importance of embracing the power within you. I believe that we all have our own ancient power that is embedded within our being–that is carried with our soul throughout our lifetime; I believe that it is passed down from our ancestors and our past lives. In this power lies our skills, innate abilities (natural talent), thirst for knowledge and our sixth sense. If you can tap into it, it can come in handy when trying to tackle life’s dilemmas.

For example, let’s say that you are applying for a job that requires 5 years of experience and knowledge of certain programs. You only have 2 years of experience and knowledge of one program from a previous role.

Number one: Do not panic! Just because it seems like you are lacking an amount of skills does not mean you are not well qualified for the role.

The first thing you have to do—after you wipe away those feelings of inadequacy— is to trust and believe in yourself–in your inner power. You will discover that you are highly intelligent, a fast learner, ambitious and eager for knowledge. THAT is what will get you the job–not necessarily your “know-how” but your desire to learn these new skills quickly & efficiently. It is your self-confidence that shines so bright, it burns through anyone’s doubts that they are basing off of the contents of your resume.

By using your power, you turn your visible weaknesses into viable strengths, which will show the person not only why you are a good candidate but why you are the best & only candidate for the job.

Next example, let’s say that you want to start a diy or creative project at home but you are lacking certain tools or equipment needed. Again, don’t panic! You are a beautiful, POWERFUL being that can draw from what is around you. You must use what you have to get where you want to be. Look up any substitutions or alternatives that can be used in place of what you’re lacking, or take the time to self-educate–and gain power [knowledge] that way. Read articles, do research, or even online shop for things that will be needed for this project. Do not give up because it seems as if something is missing; in reality, YOU are all that is needed for your goals to succeed.

If you’re having trouble or do not know where to start to find your power then don’t worry! All you need is guidance & the right tools to help.

Here are some tools that can be used to access your inner power & strength:

Crystals & Stones: Use ones for clarity, intuition, wisdom & creativity (clear quartz, flourite, iron pyrite)

Chakra candles: When your chakras are aligned, it easier to access information about ourselves because our energy flows abundantly & is able to be directed to the proper outlet.

Horoscope: Read your horoscope (from a trusted source) for the week to find out how to get over any obstacles headed your way.

Nature: There’s nothing like the outdoors that inspire you to make the most out of your day and life in general. Take some time to meditate in the park & discover what has been on your mind lately.

Yoga: Yoga is the perfect tool to realize the strength your mind, body and spirit have when connected!

Reading: A self-awareness, self-teaching or some yummy fiction can awaken your imagination and bring forth ideas!

**Any wellness activity can be used to access your power. Find one that works for you, embrace it and then use it to conquer whatever obstacles are standing in your way!!

 

Peace & love,

Namaste.

Sundays: A Time to Regenerate 

Ahhh Sundays..

I remember being in college and dreading Sundays because it was the end of the weekend & class would be coming up Monday morning. Usually, I had most of my work to do that day [procastination] so it would really suck if it was nice out & I couldn’t enjoy the day.  Nowadays, I look at Sundays very differently because I started approaching them with a new perspective.

Everyone knows Sunday as the end of the week, but what we tend to forget [or at least I do] is that it is also the beginning of a new week! There’s energy within that sequence that can lead to so many discoveries! For example, let’s say that you’ve had a bad week all around and by the time Sunday comes, you are completely over it. You feel that way because the energy of the week is passing by you like dark clouds after a storm. It’s literally disappearing to make way for sunshine.

Last Sunday, I made peace with my feelings from the past few weeks, my struggles, my challenges and prepared myself for the start of a new realm of adventures. This past week marked the start of working a total of 3 jobs; something I am very proud of because it took some leaping, self-confidence and conspiring with the Universe to get them. I felt like I was straddling a mystical, imaginary line of my old life and my newfound one. I was excited because I knew that not only was this the end of some very challenging times for me, it was also the beginning of a different chapter with fresh, distinct experiences.

I encourage everyone to look at their Sundays with a redesigned perspective–as a time for renewal. If you’re having a bad week, look forward to Sunday being the end of that negativity and an open door to a positive week. If you allow yourself the space, you can be regenerated. You should set your intentions to make that the day to do some self-care activities: spend time in nature, do a face mask, play with your animal(s) and reflect by journaling & meditating to focus on what you hope to achieve in the upcoming week. Having a positive Sunday will glide you right into a happy mood the next day so you can fight those Monday blues!

I hope this makes you look at the little things in life with a little more curiosity…

Namaste.

 

 

 

What’s Next?

Hey everyone! 

So recently, I took a family trip to New York, my hometown, and it was amazing! And life-changing in a sense. I didn’t spend a lot of money or do crazy sight-seeing but I did have Key experiences that triggered a new fire in me about the plans I have for my life! Simple things like visiting my childhood home, walking to the corner store and riding the train to the city opened my eyes to a whole new realm of experiences just waiting for me to explore! As I walked about the busy, busy streets of TimeSquare, I was completely enraptured in thinking about what was the next chapter in my life. I’ve always known that I was meant for more, meant to live in a big city, doing what I love each and everyday. The experience of being lost in the city reminded me of my first goal I had after college: moving out of state! It was an incredible feeling that sparked inspiring thoughts all of the way home. Thus, I have begun creating a new chapter in my life! Which brings me to this post…what’s next for my beloved blog? 

Well…I have decided to make the Vibe Within strictly a Personal Development blog that will fall under my new overall brand. The Vibe Within will continue to be a guide with exercises, tips, and articles meant to drive you towards finding your true self and your deepest passions. In the meantime, I will be developing a new personal brand that will reveal itself in time 😉 as well as planning on moving out of Charlotte once and for all! 

Cheers to new adventures!! 

Xoxo 

Manifestation Circles 

Hello beauties!

So recently I met up with my two best friends and we had an amazing experience hanging out in the park, having discussions and just vibing to the nature surrounding us. We also had a sweet yoga session at the end that was so powerful! We focused on manifesting and opening our heart chakras to let our desires come to life. It was so inspiring and necessary that it made me wonder why I didn’t do this more often! It’s a free activity, allowing for yourself and others to connect while surrounded by Earth’s natural elements.

That day was magical because my life had been so overwhelming lately with trying to pay bills, figure my life out and stay afloat at the same time. I didn’t realize that all I needed to do was give myself some space, literally. I had to go outside, get away from unhealthy distractions (social media, tv), and really just breathe with ease and take in my beautiful surroundings with my closest friends. It was an experience that I had no idea I needed; I was able to focus on things that are real—the joy that I have when I’m surrounded by genuine feelings of love and support along with my goals that I want to manifest.

We were able to vibe together and even learned some eccentric new ways to manifest our goals! It was an incredible moment of sisterhood that cultivated energy between us and shined light on our goals. I realized that day that we have the power to do anything we want to do. I was stuck in a rut and I got myself out of it by doing something simple: going to the park. I created a space for my mind to breathe by being outdoors, doing yoga, and just having heartfelt conversations with my friends. It was therapy 🙂 I encourage everyone to try this! Get your closest friends together, grab yoga mats/blankets, some fruit and go outside and just vibe. Do it once a month or as often as you need to. You may even want to do it right before the New Moon to prime your mind towards manifesting your goals. It’s something so simple that can lead to so many amazing things. I feel like my mindset is different today than it was last week just because of those couple of hours in the park.

I hope that you all are constantly striving towards your goals. I’m holding myself accountable to take the littlest of steps each day. Remember: always focus on what your heart wants because that is where your passion lives. None of this should feel like work; it’s more about the journey of living mindfully, embracing your inner-self and enjoying the experience of life.

Love you,

Namaste.

 

Finding Your Foundation 

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s post is about getting back to your foundation or the roots of your passion(s). It’s sort of along the lines of my minimalism post [Spring Cleaning] in terms of starting off small in order to achieve big goals. I have been doing A LOT of thinking as far as my ideas for entrepreneurship including different ways to make money using my passions. In thinking of all of this, I realized my mind was coming to a stopping point constantly. I was not having a consistent flow of thoughts and everything seemed to be jumbled. It wasn’t causing anything but frustration with my lack of resources.

So, recently I started to “get back to my roots” or find my foundation. I decided to go back to the roots of my passions and keep nurturing them so that my ideas can grow fruitfully. Rather than try and force ideas out of my passions to earn a profit; I want to simply do what I am passionate about without expectations and watch what grows from there! This sounds simple and it’s something we all know but I think we often forget about it when things get too distracting or we feel as if we’re doing something wrong and need to speed up the process. I believe that as long as we are putting energy into what we’re passionate about…we cannot go wrong.

For me, finding my foundation simply means to write. I’ve always loved to write….from writing poetry, short stories, random lists, etc. I genuinely enjoy writing things down and I can do it all day without getting paid for it. That is how I know it is one of my passions or I should say the root from which my passions grow. I decided to go back to my unfinished short stories and finish them for the simple enjoyment of it. I am going to do that and also write in the lovely book my best friend got me called: 642 Things To Write About. It is an amazing hidden gem filled with random topics and prompts that lets your imagination run wild. The perfect cure for writer’s block 😉

I plan to write and nurture this deep-rooted passion of mine…that includes more frequent blog posts so definitely stay tuned! And I hope that anyone reading this can take something small away from it. If you’re constantly thinking of ideas but running into roadblocks at the same time then don’t panic. Simply, take a deep breath and think about why you’re doing this in the first place or where it started from. It’s your passion…it stems from what your heart desires. It stems from what you like to do regardless of what can be made from it. That is where the richness of our creativity lies and I am ready to tap back into it.

I hope you are too 🙂

Namaste, loves.