September 9, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Sailing ‘Splendour’ in Flores, Indonesia

splendor (noun): magnificent and splendid appearance

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Port of Labaun Bajo, a fishing town in West Flores
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Muri captures the sunrise over Labaun Bajo
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"All Aboard, Splendour!"

'Splendour' was her name. On this day, we (two sisters visiting from Spain and a brother; one happy family of four) boarded her rustic dark stained wood. We were greeted by the local Indonesian family of staff, whom were to accompany us for the next few days at sea around Flores in East Indonesia.

At the time, I had no idea of what was going to be of these next days. I try not to make sense of anything and leave it simply up to the flow of the sea. I always expect the least. I imagined being on the boat for a few days, so I had previously packed acrylic paints/watercolors and a book to keep us entertained and to channel creativity for those inspirational moments at sea (I find I am most in flow and creative in nature). There is nothing like fun, loving company, but you know how it is when you just want to retreat and read or paint to the melody of her crashing waves.

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Muri and the infinite horizon

Don't let the splendid appearance fool you―The moments when I allowed myself to open up, dare to feel vulnerable, only then, I began to sink deep into her crevices, where mystery unfolds, its dark and unknown. The path which I was conditioned to know is an illusion. My being becomes One with the intuitive curiosity whirling around me, a journey in which I will never want to swim on the surface again.

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August 23, 2019 7:03 AM

Floating off the coast of Komodo Island, a crow pays a visit to me as I wake on the top deck after a windy night under the stars. There is always something special about being on the water―an energy I can't describe, I just feel at One.

My cells dance with the ocean's body and orchestrate a flow of timeless energy.

We spent moments under the half beaten sun, snorkeling, hiking, eating, swimming, walking barefoot on the earth, napping in the shade, laughing, meditating... the highlight of my day was getting towed by the little boat and surfing behind it. The sun set behind a nearby island on the eastern horizon.

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Itzi and her splendor
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The moon will rise soon. I had a revelation while watching a school of 'tongkol' fish (like baby tunas) orchestrate this dance near the yellow light of our boats edge ― This dream, reality, what to call it, I cannot say, it's a feeling, stuff exists, a fish dances in harmony with the other fish. How did it get here? It's nature is to dance and feed. It is One. When I observe its harmonious dance with the school of fish, time disappears, there isn't a name to classify their existence. It breathes water, it doesn't see water like we do, nor does it have a consciousness to attach to the knowing (our "ego"), it was simple, it was honest, it was natural, the fish go to the light and they dance all night.


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Pink sand and pink waters
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Local kids play on Pink Beach, Komodo Island
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I love you/Muse @wilsonlion, @ichigar, @murielseiquer666 ♥

Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

June 25, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Spiritual Purification in Samothraki, Greece

I woke up and honored the sun rising, beginning the day with a few sun salutations and a short morning flow of stretches and qi-gong that my body thanks me for upon rising. I enjoy to make up a flow as I go. It all depends on my body's feeling, so I listen to her (my body/my temple) and act. Every sun rise is different, so why not embrace the uniqueness in my body each day as well.

The enchanting island is alive and enriched with magic. She is growing with wild bush, cherry trees, fig trees, olive trees, wild herbs and wild flowers filling every space of her naked land. Her heart is in the middle which is guarded by the mountains. The story of Samothrace (aka Samothraki) is said that the island used to be virgin, which was held by the priests and priestesses that inherited the land throughout time. It wasn't until the fire was brought from Mount Athos (male/light) to Samothraki (female/dark), that radiated light from her crystal core, illuminating her mysterious presence from miles across the sea. Population of 2,500 humans and 100,000 goats.

She wore her elements beautifully.

The sun is alive and the birds are singing; it is a beautiful day. Today is "spiritual purification" day, meaning on this day, we allow ourselves to break free from the daily habitual norms and envelop ourselves in all the ways to spiritually purify our mind, body, and soul using the 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Ether (Love).

This includes fasting and honoring the day in silence. Sometimes our ego/mind makes up a big story about fasting or not talking for a duration of time, the truth is, once you surrender, there are no barriers. Your mind and body is free to bathe in the abundant life spiraling all around at every moment.

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"When I feel in alignment and in flow, it's as if the whole universe is dancing with me. And that dance wasn’t taught or learned, I know the steps because it is imprinted in my cells. My purpose on this earth is to do my dance. My steps are authentic and effortless. There is grace, passion, and laughter integrated in my moves. I can feel the sensations of my body dancing with joy, time doesn’t exist, I am a vortex of abundance and my heart is the music box." Dani

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Samothrace, Greece

Muse @farriedasmit

Photography + Words by Dani

Infinite Love to Global Breathing Awareness and the Tribe―AGAPI ❤

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November 12, 20181 Comment

Enso: The ecstatic dance of reality

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In Zen Buddhism, an 'ensō' is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

Sophie, a soul that I briefly met once before, with her partner, after they stayed at my father's property when visiting California from Holland. It wasn't until our chance encounter during golden hour at Echo Beach in Canggu, Bali that we met again. There was this exchange of energy with the couple, that when I met them, I felt right to put the time and effort into the relationship. It just flowed, we flowed.

At the time, Sophie was nurturing her creative life in Bali, by checking up on her jewelry production, which was being produced locally, while also taking a spontaneous detour to enjoy the Island of the Gods with her partner. I've seen Sophie's work (photography) through her Instagram, and it was something that I was very fond of–abstract, moody, and raw. It didn't strike me as anything ordinary, in fact the exact opposite, which I was mentally and physically drawn to.

We had planned to get together, along with a make-up artist and a stylist to join in the creative project (whom as a result, did not end up joining us). The simplicity of the work of Sophie and I unaccompanied, was in fact the whole vibe itself.

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Creative life takes form, just like a river in a storm.

"Woman's eyes flash as they create...their faces flush with life, their hair shines...excited by the idea, aroused by the possibilities impassioned by the very thought, and are meant to flow outward and continuously on their own unparalleled creative path."

"...the one who is aroused, the one who in her heart rushes to touch everything she can to make grow takes the form of this river." [Women Who Run with the Wolves]

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Sophie and I met at the crack of dawn. She had some ideas to begin with, which she showed me previously, but these just came as a source of inspiration.  It was just us and the nature surrounding.

The circular bond between two beings. The flow of energy within each body, and those bodies surrounding us. Me, Sophie and the nature in flow, creating waves of vibrations, moving in all directions. Some vibrations you can hear, like the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks at my feet. Some vibrations you can see, like the subtle breeze as it brushes against my scalp. Others, you can feel, like the sunshine crystallizing on my face.

My head space was empty. I felt the linen brush against my skin, the ocean splash across my ankles... it was as if Sophie wasn't even there, as if I was there, present among all the vibrations of the universe forming a circle around me.

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The song of no mind—the lucid melody of nature at play.

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"There is a continual dance of creation and annihilation, of mass changing into energy and energy changing to mass. Transient forms sparkle in and out of existence, creating a never-ending, forever newly created reality."

Sophie's brain sends an impulse to her fingers, which share a vibration to the camera, to trigger the lens to close and open manually. What we know as taking a photo is a choreographed dance of vibrations which will never be danced the same one-way again.

This dance never stops.

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Activate your beating drum resonating inside of you. This melody can serve as a tool for you to access - a paintbrush to create.

Tune into your melody. Swim in the waters. Dance to the ecstasy of the inner flow.

Freehand your reality.

Draw your circle.

Photography: @sophiemylou

Jewelry: @oceanrepublic

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia