Sarah Inspired

Hi, my name is Sarah and this is a blog about my life, my loves and everything in between. I’m a 28 year old, actress and writer originally from the prairies. I’ve lived in Vancouver for close to three years now and fall more in love with life everyday I spend in this beautiful province. One thing i’ve learned while being here is that life and all its moments are better shared with others, so this is the reason behind “how she learned to fly”. I came to Vancouver after meeting the man of my dreams. I hate to admit that I moved for a guy, so instead I say, he was my catalyst. I had just graduated and felt the need to spread my wings and he was there to say “just jump!”…so I did. Long story short, we were engaged after six months and married a year and a half later. Since being here, I have experienced some of my highest highs and lowest lows. I decided there was no other way to live my life than to follow my heart and do what I love, so I chose to dust off my childhood dream of being an actress and actually try it out so I would never have to look back, sigh, and say “What if?” I’ve has some medium successes but spend a lot of my time repeating my daily mantra,”patience is everything”. Well, that is the quick and dirty version of my life as of now. So I would like to say, Welcome to my world! We are all in this life together!

As is Within, so Shall be Without

"The earth is crying," the girl thought as she sat looking at the sadness rippling across the land but the earth opened up before her and showed her all her joy. Showed her the bees collecting pollen, the birds playfully tumbling through the sky, the peace hidden in the shade under the tree. She made the girl feel how in fact full she was, and whispered back, "it is not I that is crying it is the people that are lost."

And with that the girl saw where the line was drawn in the sand between what we have been given and with what we are choosing to do with it. She saw source in all its magnificence dancing before her and then saw darkness at the hands of those who walk on it.

"But what are we to do with all this pain?" the girl asked to which the mother replied, "I’ve shown you the truth under all of the noise, can you see the choice begins with you?"

The girl sat on the cusp of two worlds, one of anger, resentment, war and hurt, the other of peace and connection to the one universal truth. She saw how she was feeding into the fear and taking for granted the richness of the other. She saw in that moment that healing will only take place by reestablishing oneness and love, and if she wishes to heal others she needs to heal herself, knowing that others are inside of her. The great mother showed the girl the worlds suffering was born from being out of harmony with this truth.  

Mother earth saw a softness wash over the girls face and said, “As is within so shall be without.” The girl nodded in understanding. It was not the earth crying…it was the people. Crying for they had lost their way home. Crying to love and be loved.

Only then will the fighting stop…only then will we be welcome to the kingdom that is heaven on earth. 

From the Quiet

"Ah yes, the still small voice from inside.

How I wish it would scream and boom with ferociousness

With a fierceness so strong I could never confuse what it was saying

That it would stop me mid sentence or mid fearful thought.

Even the smallest whisper from the quiet peaceful interior of my heart

Would be so loud I could never doubt what it was trying to tell me.”

A Gentle Reminder

There are times when nothing feels like it’s taking place. Where the earth feels dry bellow your feet and the air stagnant.

Believe this is the ground work. 

This is the “dead” place where new life is born. Condemn not this place. Listen not to the voices of despair and hold on to your faith.

Hold on for something beautiful is about to sprout from what looks like the dry and cracked dessert sand. 

Beauty in Simplicity

With a world full of excess one needs to practice sitting with the simple things. Learn to zoom in on those tiny nuances we too often miss or disregard. 

This is the foundation of why I take photographs. It is a form of meditation and presence that helps me find calm ground amidst the heavy hum of the world. We have become so lost and disconnected from the softness of reality, the stillness, the quiet. We no longer honor the “mundane” and take for granted the tiny gifts present around us always like the reflection of the sky in a bouquet of roses, the soft pink petals that smell of sweetness, the buds about to bloom and the overwhelming gift of those very simple things…

There is energy and light around us always wanting us to feel it, soak into it, melt into its peaceful presence, see ourselves reflected in its calm shadow. If ever you feel lost..look for simplicity, walk in the dew covered morning grass and connect with the beat of mother natures heart, for she is always trying to call us home.

"Here I am in the freedom of nature. In the quiet of our mothers bosom. And I’m learning to walk toward her tiny gifts of light and wonder. Cleverly hidden only for eyes who long to learn from her. "