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This song... duuuude. ...nothing scares me more than the stranger at my door... who I fail to give shelter, time, and worth." Who are you not seeing in front of you? Who are you turning away? For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. Matthew 25:35 NLT For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’ “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ Matthew 25:42‭-‬43‭, ‬45 NLT .... What you seek is what you find. Seek Him in those before you... it's not that complicated. Look for the sparks of divinity, of Creation, of God in the full messiness of humanity. Seek life. Seek joy. Seek love. *edit... I want to know if @brandicarlile meant exorcise or actually meant exercise...* #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Lest I forget the price of admission into this wilderness... the things that I set down. My full arsenal of survival/coping tools. I stepped out of "church," out of leadership into the unknown. 2017-18 was a trust fall exercise where God asked me to trust that following in faith meant stepping outside the knowns, outside the lines. But. In order to step off the (pre)scripted path, into the lushness of the wilderness, I had to set it all down. All the old. All the trauma informed skills. All the hardness. All the shields. All the walls. And. I had to choose to leave all of that behind. Like, handing it all over to God. Not picking it back up when vulnerability gets stupid loud and I want to turtle up inside myself. I had to choose. *steps off the edge* The free fall into the wilderness was largely punctuated... impacted by grief. As I stepped out, the disappointment and grief was the loudest thing in my heart. Second only to the truth that God led me into this undefined chapter. There is healing and life in the wilderness. I have learned to lament like a superstar... if that is even a thing. I have rebounded into new levels of healing that are not tied to surviving. One CAN thrive in the unknowing... welcome to the wilderness. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #repost @awaken_healers • • • come out from your survival mode 💚🙏🏻💚 @awaken_healers

Niek
(@mieknensink)

21 Hours Ago

Now normally i would type some (self-proclaimed) hilarious joke here. But not this time. I really enjoyed this. #nojoke #imserious #maybenot #ialwaysdothis #youarenotthebossofme #sunset #carride

deanapete
(@deanapete)

21 Hours Ago

We so fancy🤦🏻‍♀️, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! #idowhatiwant #youarenotthebossofme #naughtynola

I don’t want to go outside! 🐾 #youarenotthebossofme #wellmaybe #pekingese #pekingeserunsmylife

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2 Days 6 Hours Ago

Current mood... waiting for the coffee. Feeling the dark circles under the eyes. Rocking the ponytails like a preschooler. Pleased with the rando shirt that I pulled out of the drawer... generally black shirts are statement shirts. I haven't worn this one for a minute. It is the Sabbathy Sabbath day for me today. It is cold and rainy. Which means nothing. Other than cold and wet will happen. This morning I am holding space for the hopes and dreams that are still in process. For the ways needs have been/are being met. For the losses and sacrifices along the way. For the joys and disappointments. For the victories. For the opening of new avenues of healing. For the flutters of new in a season of reclamation. For what is and what will be. Huh... that's a lot. But it's all wound together. Synthesizing, integrating, and flowing together. Today I (re)claim hopes and dreams. And I release the things that no longer are. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #kaleidscopesinmyhairdo #boss #sabbathfriday

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

3 Days 24 Hours Ago

I found another worship song to add into the playlist... lucky number 13? If you are looking to dial down and just connect to Spirit... this works for me. It's gentle and not overworked. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

6 Days 3 Hours Ago

Monday vibes... it's back to school today. I have (temporarily) retired statement tshirt Mondays. I missed all my colors and other options. And (for now) it feels like it was just a season. So. Here I go. #spring2019semester #iwillnotdie #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #kaleidscopesinmyhairdo #boss

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

7 Days 2 Hours Ago

My love of all worship songs took a hit once I hit this new season in the wilderness. That combined with deconstruction has me yelling, "THAT'S NOT WHAT THAT MEANS. THAT'S NOT HOW THIS WORKS. THAT'S NOT HOW ANY OF THIS WORKS." I have deleted so much worship music from my playlist. Like. Most of it. I met someone who loves music... loves worship music. It's a thing. Through conversations and spamming YouTube videos back and forth, I (re)encountered songs I hadn't heard in forever. Songs that I loved. Songs that I still love. Older songs. Even newer songs. So. I have a dozen songs that I can listen to... some more that I need to download and add. But right now it's just twelve. Today this is on repeat. The church isn't my home. Jesus is home. This is my home. With Jesus in the wilderness. Seeking. Finding. Being found. May you (re)claim what has been lost or broken. May you fight through the loud brokenness and find wholeness. May you trust that wherever you wander, God goes before you. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

7 Days 5 Hours Ago

One more sleep until it begins again. This semester is filled with less dread and angst. I am refusing to believe it is hopeful optimism. The break has been good. I feel rested and recalibrated... even though my sleep patterns are all off. Up too late, awake too early. Last semester... the weekend before it started, I had a meeting with a friend and we talked about seminary and options... and I cried the whole way home from Tigard. And then was wrecked the next day by a monster panic attack. For all the reasons. I am. (I was going to write more, but I need to just pause and hold these two words for a minute) I. Am. In all of the wild and holy ways, I am learning to show up when it's hard and I just don't wanna. I am learning that I can do these new hard things. I am learning that there is even more wholeness and healing to be experienced and integrated. And in all of these lessons... I am held by the One who is and was and will always be. I AM. This morning, as you prepare for whatever one more sleep brings you, may you find yourself in the presence of I am. May you (re)claim gentleness. May you (re)claim joy. May you (re)claim promises of wholeness. May you be and remain in the Light of the One who loves you beyond all measure. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Yogamama
(@lilmamma50)

7 Days 5 Hours Ago

Just saying lol! The only remote control we have that is truly in us, is the #spiritual remote we have deep within......#switchiton and watch the #miracles happen 🙏🏼🥰 #youarenotthebossofme @@@@@@@ #yoga Schedule: Hatha Flow 9am every Sunday morning @aspirewellnessstudio #lahabra 💫💫💫 March 10, 2019 200hr Yoga Teacher Training-Life School @aspirewellnessstudio Sunday’s 1-9pm 💫💫💫 9:30am Monday’s Vinyasa Flow all levels @ Greenleaf Yoga in Whittier! ⭐️ March 9, 2019 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training-Life school @greenleafyoga #whittier Saturday’s 1-9pm. 💫💫💫 8pm Wednesday @LA Fitness in Yorba Linda 💫💫💫 9am Gentle Stretch Yoga & 10:30am Saturday’s all levels flow @ohyoga in Orange 💫💫💫 PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES AVAILABLE Call for your appointment ☺️🙌🕉 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 💚 #jesusfirstyogasecond #repost #yoga #yogadaily #yogainspiration #yogaat55 #encouragewomen #breathe #fitness #positivevibes #selflove #selfcare #yogateacher #yogalife #yogaheals #yogatherapy #yogaeverydamnday #metoo #yogasavedmylife #curvyyoga #mynameiscorrine #doyogawithcorrine #ificandoityoucandoit #heroesneverdie🇺🇸

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

8 Days 19 Hours Ago

Happy Sabbathy Sabbath, y'all. There was actually beach to walk on today! Today was a day of powerful shifts and tangible Spirit-presence in every encounter, turn taken, breath inhaled. Something is about to breakthrough... we are on the cusp of something magnificent. Never has Holy Spirit been so loud and present and flowing in my time and space. Random encounters. Signs. Prophesies unleashed. In this year of reclamation, I feel the tide running from grief and pain into something new. I have walked this healing journey intentionally and relentlessly, even when it has nearly broken me. This next year... this right now... I have never felt so much God-presence as I have in the last couple weeks. The things that had been clinging to my heels, banging about my heart... they seem to have fallen away. The space for lament and grief, while always honored and (mostly) welcome seems to have shifted. I am standing on the threshold of this unnamed new space. In the wilderness. In the full strength of being the storm. Of surviving the fire that cleanses... of being the result of what the fire brings. The wind is going to blow through... and nothing will be the same again. ... What we seek is what we will find. I seek life. I seek strength. I seek love. May I reflect those things back. May I (re)claim my word from 2018... may I shine in this season of (re)claiming. May you seek and find and become and be found. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

11 Days 18 Hours Ago

My spiritual director has wrecked me with this prayer/poem/invocation in our last two sessions... like, wrecked. me. I finally bought the book... Circle of Grace, by Jan Richardson. I may read this section every day. I don't know. Something about the fire being wild and holy and giving life... that we are not always consumed by the flames. We are reborn. Transformed. Ignited from death and ash into living flames. May we be reborn with the fire that gives life. May the death of the old life be burned away and cling to your breath no more. May we, "in the place of your deepest silence... be so seen within the blazing." May we burn bright to show others the way. May we all find our way to become more. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

You know what I love...living life my way🙌. Finally. It took me 50 years..but who cares...it was so worth it.👊 I love being my own boss. ✔ I can do what I want when I want.✔ I can dress how I want.✔ And I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not.✔ The freedom to be able to transform lives every day and make a difference in this world is the best job ever.🙏 You are NEVER to old to follow your dreams and crush it. #thisis50 #imperfectlyperfect #authenticself #youarenotthebossofme #lifestyle #grateful #entrepenuer #dreambig #fierce #thisis50 #burlingtonontario

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

12 Days 17 Hours Ago

Today I am holding space for those finding their way through the storm. Whether you are in the midst of difficulties or have been lowkey destabilized from bumping into bruises you forgot still hurt. As the ripples of pain recede, may you find space for lightness and breath today. Know that the darkness doesn't last forever. On the horizon is hope and possibilities of all things new. Find your way back into groundness. Lean into your core. Dial down into mindfulness. Be present. Set down the old things. The things in your past. Do not let the old wounds eat the newness that is developing in front of you. Be present. Be mindful. Be awake. Breathe. What you seek is what you will find. I seek hope. I seek joy. I seek love. I find the new. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #burnthelies

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

14 Days 3 Hours Ago

Today I am holding space for those on the cusp of a breakthrough. Those who are struggling with being seen too much ot not enough. Those who have felt silenced or shut down. Your worth is not determined by your paycheck or where you live. You are worthy to be loved for the amazing human being God created you to be. You are loved where you are at in your process. In the midst of your mess. In the midst of things that are still not resolved. You are loved as you fight to move into authenticity. You are loved as you choose your path to achieve the things that must be done You are loved. You are seen. You are believed. You are enough. Stand firmly in your muchness. Contend for wholeness and healing. I will stand beside you. We can do this hard thing. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #burnthelies

Patagonia Pursley
(@pattiethepup)

14 Days 5 Hours Ago

Apparently Pattie is the boss. As we saw last night when she started barking. Got sent to bed after Tanner put the fear of god into her. And so she decided she could growl quietly. #teenager #youarenotthebossofme #pattiethepup #dogsofinstagram #cantholdmeback #idowhatiwant #pattieshardlife

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

14 Days 15 Hours Ago

Feeling all the shades of Merlot this evening. Holding space for uncertainty and choice. For the knowns and unknowns. Mostly for the the unknowns. Blessed are the the changemakers who are learning that change must start from within before it extends outward. *looking in the mirror* *talking about me* I still have miles of healing to walk out. I see how far I have come out of dysfunction and it is everything... but I am not finished yet. I still have things that need unpacking. I am thankful for the mentors and spiritual directors who speak truth to me. Who remind me that my feels transmit across my face. Who remind me that as I seek to be a safe person, I still have wounds that require tending. Learning how to lean further into authenticity in the midst of insecurity... in the midst of joy and sorrow... in the midst of the fullness of life... it's not easy. It's easier to stay stuck. To pretend to don't see. To pretend I can unsee. Except for all of the ways I can't. I can't unsee. I can't unknow. What you seek is what you will find. I seek choice. I seek life. I seek love. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #inclusion #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

16 Days 2 Hours Ago

Today the tide was high and the beach was inaccessible. As I sit here watching all the waves, I am holding space for tenderness. So much of my life has been survival and self-protection. As I have pursued wholeness and healing, I have learned how to become more gentle with myself. I recently was invited into a space of full authenticity and honesty. It created space for a level of vulnerability that I had never known before. In that space, I set down my armor and defenses. Walls were lowered. This is the wilderness. This is the season of reclamation. Even when I felt fear or was aware of my exposed squishiness, I chose to just be present and not raise my guard. It was terrifying and glorious. Through this chosen vulnerability, I discovered a gentleness and softness within myself that I didn't know existed. This missing piece. This beautiful softness. It is a gift. In all my fierceness and strength, I get to hold space without regret or fear. This is the more. This is the wilderness. This is the death of survival. This is the birth of life. This is the new and unknown. This is God rising to meet me in new ways. I (re)claim tenderness as my own. I integrate into myself. I choose to not rebuild walls. What you seek is what you find. I seek peace. I seek joy. I seek love. I find life. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

16 Days 3 Hours Ago

Happy Sabbathy Sabbath y'all. Soooo... basically the beach is closed. The tide is coming in for another hour and the Park Ranger is telling people to stay off the beach. But. The ocean... giving me peace. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #inclusion #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored

888 Studio
(@3eigthstudio)

16 Days 4 Hours Ago

888 studio #cubase #line6 #hxedit #studio #youarenotthebossofme #toontrack #ezdrummer #helixlt #ibanez #ibanezguitars #metal #progressivemetal #experimental #alesis #v61 @alesis_gear @official_line6 @steinbergmedia @officialibanezguitars @toontrack

888 Studio
(@3eigthstudio)

16 Days 4 Hours Ago

888 studio #3eightstudio #studio #youarenotthebossofme #metal #progressivemetal #recording #cubase #line6 @steinbergmedia @official_line6 @spectrasonics_official @toontrack

888 Studio
(@3eigthstudio)

16 Days 4 Hours Ago

888 studios #3eightstudio #cubase #line6 #studio #youarenotthebossofme #metal #progressivmetal #djent #mathcore #experimental @steinbergmedia @official_line6 @spectrasonics_official @fabfilter_plugins @wavesaudio @toontrack

Love this band so much! Tonight's dinnertime spin. #nowplaying #sicko #emptyrecords #popunk #youarenotthebossofme #1990s

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

17 Days 23 Hours Ago

You were uniquely created in both form and function. There is no other human exactly like you. Your passion, strengths, and weaknesses are uniquely your own. When we try to fit in a box that has been designed by someone else we slowly wither and die. Our uniqueness cannot thrive contained within the boundaries set upon us by others. Be you. In all your messiness. Lean into your calling. Listen to the Creator who designed you. Understand that growth and healing are hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Learning to be present and vulnerable requires focus and intention. It requires choosing to lower your defenses and risk being fully seen. As we move towards wholeness and healing, the barriers to that process reveal themselves to be fear and pain. If the fear is greater than your intention, one will retreat or not fully step into vulnerability. If the pain is too great, the rawness drives one into flight or fight spaces. I invite you to pursue deeper health and joy by being present and vulnerable with those who are safe in your life. Risk the known fear to step more fully into wholeness. Resist the urge to revert to survival mode. Lean on those who know and love you. You can do this hard thing. I see you. I believe you. Step into wholeness and find new joy. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Melissa Anne
(@lissaannexo)

18 Days 15 Hours Ago

Say cheese! one of the last few photos I took of my son in 2018. That face was the reason I slayed this year away and made many sacrifices to better our lives. Here's to another 365 opportunities and adventures. I can't wait to see where we are next year. #messyface #boy #son #boymom #youarenotthebossofme #twoyearold #2 #2018 #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #bringiton #kickinbutt #another365 #theheartoutsideofmybody

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

19 Days 1 Hour Ago

This is the year of reclamation. I will (re)claim what is mine, what has been lost or stolen. I claim myself. I claim new levels of healing and growth. I (re)claim peace and joy and strength. I (re)claim gentleness. I am standing fully in the flow of the MORE... it has not been without cost or hardship. It has cost my ego... I am NOT called to be the strongest person in the room all the time. God's got that covered. It has cost me identifying church as home. It has called me into the wilderness. It has cost me my survival tools. The price of admission into the wilderness. God called me to lay them down before I entered this wilderness. The only things I could bring was my heart and soul and presence. My tools would be pollution. Luke asks Yoda what's in the tree... Yoda said, "only what you take with you..." And then Luke brings in his lightsaber and fights his darkside. I left my lightsaber outside. I came into the wilderness naked of all armor. I have been present with the grief and lament. I have breathed into the peace and freedom. I have let God lead and guide me forward. I am not tracking the wilderness by clicks, miles, or months. I am tracking by growth. By freedom. By (God)insight. I know me better here. I am fully and authentically present. I can hold space with the wounds that are screaming in fear and insecurity and just breathe through it. The pain is present. The knee-jerk reactionary, lizard brain responses are not. It hurts. A lot. I feel the vulnerability and openness. Retreat and defensiveness are the old ways that are whispering to my heart. I (re)claim strength in weakness. I stand in this space, possibly bleeding on the inside, knowing that I am contending for love and wholeness that has never had space to be fully actualized. I (re)claim the beauty of love that transforms. I (re)claim the wholeness of me that is emerging. I celebrate the reclamation. I invite you to share this journey with me. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Every year on New Year Day , Mike and I review our vision board and create a new one for the new year ! It is fun to see what we accomplished , what we did not , what goals changed and such ! This hangs in our bedroom and we evalutate it every day ! #goals #visionboard #youarenotthebossofme #doterra Wht do you do to make sure you strive to make things look like you envision ?

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

20 Days 17 Hours Ago

Self-care... I redub thee "maintenance." I choose healing. I choose wholeness. I choose joy. When things hit me sideways or grief gets loud, it is hard to resist the call to pick up my old tools. Coping strategies that have served me well. Tools I know. Defend. Protect. Hide away. Push people away. Stuff and deny emotions. Smile pretty. It's fine. Nothing to see here folks. But. I retired those particular tools. They aren't even really mine anymore. I handed them over to God. And (S)He doesn't seem inclined to give them back. Kinda rude tbh. So. I am sitting here all raw and grievey. Bitching about God taking my tools... even though no part of me wants to revert to the old life. And in all of that. I still choose me. I still choose love. I still choose to believe that there is a fullness of life and love and relationship that is only barely breathing. I contend for me. I contend for you. I contend for wholeness. I am not going back to old me. I can only step further forward into the MORE. Even though it sometimes wrecks me. Even though sometimes it is hard. Even though it is glorious. I can do these hard things. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #inclusion #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

21 Days 3 Hours Ago

Doing this thing. Having some low-key church-xiety. Trying to decide whether it is the wounding or the space. Or something unrelated Do the things... even if you are anxious. Fear isn't allowed to win. Trauma isn't allowed to win. In this holy space, contending for healing an wholeness in the face of discomfort and (dis)ease. God is bigger. I am stronger. I will not fall. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #inclusion #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore #psalm46.5

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

24 Days 3 Hours Ago

I was cleaning off some shelves this morning and found a stack of incomplete journals. I have a history of starting and stopping journaling... and when I restart, I start in a new journal. I am currently working in ONE journal and allowing time gaps to just happen without starting a new journal. I will complete one journal. I will. But. I found my prayer journal from 2007. Boy howdy. I was working the business model. Pray harder. Pray more. Do it now. This journal gave me peace at one point because it reminded me that I had, in fact, been a "good, prayerful wife." Post-divorce I went through a period of "did I really do all that I could?" The answer was yes. I did. I was doing the work for two. So, sit down. But this time reading this journal... I felt anger and sadness. Because I wasn't even honest with myself or my journaling. I was working the prayer model. I was denying... or unable to see the truth around me. It was all external. It wasn't authentic. I wasn't awake. So, instead of peace that I did all I could do... I was smacked in the face with grief and anger for a woman who did not, or could not, speak the full truth. I spent so much time faking it. Mask on. Show up. Smile pretty. Pray the words. That life is death. And it is over. Today was the day I burned the hell out of that hell. 2007. I don't even know you. Get out. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #burnthelies #fightforfreedom

Daddy Pogi: Ryff, it is bed time. Ryff: Really?! Feed me Dad or you and mummy will not sleep! #youarenotthebossofme

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

29 Days 18 Hours Ago

Happy Sabbathy Sabbath y'all... but basically? The beach was closed and the ocean was extra. But hey. Waves on video for those of you who are landlocked. My morning started with a FB memory post by my glorious sister... and the day has been full of all the feels. Soaking into worship music in deeply refreshing ways... also, I suspect that my Pandora station is trying to kill me with all the feels. There are themes of love, redemption, friendship, worship, connection... and I am undone. I am closing out this year in this new emotional space. Walls within myself that I didn't even know existed have fallen. As these walls come tumbling down, I find myself in a space of safety and healing and wholeness that I didn't even know possible. These fallen walls are the last lines of defense between my past of survival and the future that is freedom. God has moved mountains within my Spirit. Any desire to pick up my old strategies of defense and coping are dying with every step into the more. To be both the storm of strength and the softness of breath is a revelation. This is life. This is freedom. This is redemption. This is the season of all things new. May you find your #wildandholy May you find what you seek. I found peace. I found joy. I found love. I found life. #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-20 23:32:04

#topnine 2018... We began all full of shiny and ended with statement t-shirts. From rainbow hair to actual rainbows. This is the year I embraced #wildandholy and #freerangepastor as I stepped outside of "church" into the wilderness. I held space for grief and lament. I did not die. Every step forward is a step in a new direction. My old ways will not serve me here. Learned survival tactics have been retired. The sass and snark are strong, but... there is something new taking shape. It is mysterious and gentle. It is creating space for deeper healing, in ways that I couldn't have predicted. 2018. I am not gonna lie. I kinda hated you. Like. A lot. Truly, you turned it all around at the end. But. I think 2019 has even more beautiful things in store. This life in the wilderness... it is full of life and hope and joy. I am finding... reclamation and newness... miracles upon miracles. I didn't know what this chapter would bring. I only knew that it would be better than the desert. I just didn't know all the magic that it held. God as my compass. Spirit as the Guide. Jesus as the Dude... He who always abides. We walk through the wilderness. And nothing will ever be the same... it is a glorious day. #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #itsanewdawn #itsanewday #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

= Boomer =
(@mikecollins1)

2018-12-20 14:14:48

This little man right here! 😂 #youarenotthebossofme

“Only #jesus can judge me.” - Do we have a misunderstanding of who #god is because whoever was our god, violated us? HE is not your abuser. HE is your #savior and you CAN depend on HIM. #healing #clarity #joy #looktohim - Click on the link in our bio above and enjoy! #thelukemovement #tlm # fortfunston #bloglife #healingblog #youarenotthebossofme #childabusesurvivor #abuseofauthority #haitianauthors #writerlife #growth #lovetheprocess #mission #healingjourney

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-19 14:09:31

Sometimes I need to remember that self-care isn't an afterthought. I get busy living my life and forget to take a minute and breathe into the moment... and then suddenly... I can't breathe. And my brain is spinning with spinny thoughts. When I move out of health into (dis)integration my brain spins me out on every possible worst case scenario. The what ifs... the not enoughs... the forever too muches. In an instant I go from focused to fractured. My old trauma wounds scream as if I have neglected any part of self. I hear you, I believe you. With all the wholeness in me, I acknowledge every lash, bruise, and scar. I hold the pieces that need to be held. I weep for the past self that wasn't held or seen or loved. I. Believe. Me. The beautiful thing about healing is also the fine edged sword of pain... it is a process without end. We just get to lean into more healing and wholeness. And it is mostly less terrible before reintegration of self. But it is rarely on my list of things to do for funsies. It is privilege. It is choice. It is intentional. Soaking in a bath, praying for recalibration and unshakable faith in the path and calling... and releasing the things that are not mine to carry. .... Creator God, breathe deeply though me. Clear out lies and fears. These are the beasts I will not feed. Reveal your truth and purposes for me on this path. This is the path in the wilderness. It is new. It is unfamiliar. Set fire to my old maps and compasses. They will not serve me well. Close every door that holds lies and abuse. Bind the darkness that rises to destroy the light. So let it be. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore Oh yeah... reading #notyourwhitejesus @sherifayerosendahl

Natasha Fowler
(@natasha.nacole)

2018-12-18 20:23:49

Funny story.... My #1 has taken piano whether consistently or not since 5th grade. Last year though he decided he didn't like it and he complained every time I dropped him off for lessons. Every. Single. Friday. 🤦🏽‍♀️ If he was a toddler I'm pretty sure there would've been kicking and screaming involved. He hated every moment. I finally gave in to his demand at the end of the season. He was done with piano so he thought... Guess what was on his schedule when he picked it up in August? Yup! Piano 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 He didn't even go to his counselor and beg to get out. He just went with it! So tonight he had his 3rd piano recital and I couldn't have been more proud. He walked out there with confidence and made "The Great Wall of China" sound amazing! 🎹 I have a feeling he's going to end up either loving the piano or thankful that he has a much needed skill. Either way, I'm proud of him! 🎹 Oh yea, he told me not to post this 🙄 #boybye #youarenotthebossofme #mob #momsofboys #wildnoutfamilystyle #singlemom #piano #9thgrade

Renae Docherty
(@official_nay_z)

2018-12-16 00:45:16

🚫📷 #youarenotthebossofme #donottellmewhattodo #rebels #snapsnapbitches 😝 Happy Birthday Sammy Fraser! We’ve been hanging out for this since September #jimjefferies #thenighttalkertour

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-14 20:39:55

Listen up. Fall semester 2018. It's over. To mark this conclusion of things that did not kill me, I am going on a hot date with @rosie.rosa to @capitolcitytheater to watch one of my favorite comedians who used to be local and then moved away and made me sad. It is unclear whether tonight will have happy endings... but it WILL have lots of laughs. And possibly adult beverages. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-14 14:59:20

Happy Sabbathy Sabbath y'all! Today I was holding space for the healing journey... deeply aware that it is a process, not a destination. Standing in the sun, watching the waves, celebrating the progress into wholeness and healing that I have fully stepped into. Acknowledging that for all the brutal ways that the healing has worn me out, it has also liberated me from chains of oppression and abuse. I have relied heavily on survival tactics to keep myself safe and sane... and God has been gently, but firmly showing me over the last couple years that those particular tools need to be retired. That I am safe. I have community. I can fully show up in all my messiness in my circles of friends and be neither too much or not enough. So, the old ways... I celebrate the resilience that my old coping strategies allowed me to have. I grieve that I needed to rely so heavily on them. While I am not afraid... releasing these ties is hard. For so long, I have had to be the strongest person in the room. Always. If shit goes sideways, trust me when I say, you want me there with you. But I am safe. I am loved. That strength is glorious. It is armor. It is familiar. It is no longer mine. The shield that keeps people out. The walls. The barriers. God has slowly been dismantling them. One stupid brick at a time. Showing me that HE is the strongest person in the room. That my strength now isn't born out of necessity, but out of Divinity. It is wild. It is Holy. It is all the ways He has rebirthed me to become the storm. And at my most vulnerable... my most present... I begin to truly live. I have been a victim... a survivor... an overcomer... I have been less. I have been both not enough and too much. Today, in my MORE... in the fullness of reclaiming my muchness, I am the storm. I am strength and vulnerability. I am unmasked. And I am no longer bound to fear. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #sabbathfriday #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown #thisismymore

Trey Stanway
(@1treyss)

2018-12-12 06:51:23

Straight up!! No need to come save me on your white horse, I AM the white horse! . . . #damnstraight #donttellmewhattodo #youarenotthebossofme #disneyprincess #badass #independantwoman

Sicko Japan tour 1998 Tag Tultex lama Tag size S fits M #sicko #sickotshirt #kaossicko #sickovintagetshirt #90s #youarenotthebossofme

Spicey Fit Life
(@spiceyfitdiva)

2018-12-08 09:55:34

She’s going down!!!.... no really this is a big deal for me!!!! May not look like much to you ... but for someone with a childhood trauma this is major!!! .... making huge strides/kicks/strokes....did 10 laps kicking only... kicked my butt!🥺.... My awesome support system (in four states and more) plus my coach and moral support, Nitia, has been HUGE!!!!!!! I have a long road to go .. but discipline and raw determination will win me over!!! ... just taking you on my journey.... hang on...More to come!!! #youarenotthebossofme #childhoodptsd #swimmingishard #kickingandsplashing #im703ohio #goals

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-07 20:48:53

Today's Sabbathing was nowhere near the ocean... and it was lovely, nonetheless. I found no heart rocks today... but Baby Savage and I found these heart leaves still hanging on despite how deep into fall we are. What you seek is what you shall find. As for me, and mine... We seek peace. We seek joy. We seek love. We seek life. We are the change. We are the storm. We will rise. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #uncensored #beknown

Wilhelm
(@wilhelmdahlin)

2018-12-07 16:42:23

Folk som tar in granen dagen före julafton kan sluta existera för hela december är jul vilket betyder att granen får tas in fr.o.m. första december folk som tycker annat har helt enkelt fel men god jul på er #christmasbörjaridecemberbitches#punktslutsådetså #thatsjustthewaythingsfuckingare #accepterasanningengottfolk #förstastegetäratterkännasinamisstag

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-07 14:00:08

Happy Sabbathy Sabbath to y'all. Today I Sabbathed with a friend in the woods in front of a campfire with smores. No photos. Just being present. And talking about all the things. Y'all. Those who have been walking alongside me, praying for things I couldn't conceive of as possible, contending for victory and healing beyond what I could see... my prophet(ess)s, my intercessors, my faithful prayer warriors... I thank you for your strength. I thank you for your vision. I thank you for being my community. My circle. This is a brand new season. This wilderness adventure of life outside the walls of church. This MORE. God is faithful to provide all the resources and mentors. The promise of redemption and reclamation. The healing of wounds. The promise that what was destroyed will be replaced. This is the season of new wine in a new wineskin. God be showing off. Like over the top. Last week it was all the rainbows. This week it is words of prayer coming into alignment and becoming real. Forgotten promises. In May, I stepped out. This year has been the ultimate trust fall exercise. Do I trust God to lead me into new spaces and relationships? Or will I fall back into my default survival mode of hustling and helping God get things done? The answer is... God said no. Don't pick those things back up. Those are not yours anymore. I am reborn. I am new. Fully healed. Fully whole. Fully present. My body. My life. I am no longer the battlefield on which man and the enemy will fight. I. Am. Free. Welcome to the new age. Nothing will ever be the same again. *Also. I was gifted an apple bar/cake with maple frosting by a random woman at the pizza place I had lunch at today. So, apparently God is also in the giving me dessert business.* #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-05 12:02:33

@yhabone was sharing about a conversation he had with a friend from the way back days that brought him into faith. Which made me remember this ring. So. Here's my way back story and connection. A million years ago... in 1991, I was a freshman at WOSC... now called WOU for you filthy casuals. I met a girl @mlthouvenel and we became friends. This was before I had all the snark. But I had some snarkitude. She did too. But she was just nicer than me. She also happened to be a Christian. Not the gross kind, trying to make me listen to Petra or be assimilated. Not once did she push doctrine down my throat or try and drag me to church. I ended up leaving school at the end of winter term and was going back home to do community college. I wasn't really feeling school and potential massive debt. Before I left, Mary gave me this ring. So I would remember that God's love for me was eternal, unending like a ring. That's it. That's all she said. I wore this ring every day. I wore it through the hell of the Army. I wore it when I was married. I wore it after I took my wedding band off. I wore it always. I wore it until the engraved design faded into near invisibility. How we share our faith should be as gentle and loving and unreligious as this gift. It was freely given without expectation or demand. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #beknown

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-12-03 07:03:52

Happy Statement tshirt Monday! There's a whole holiday themed thing happening at the sem today. So today... "I find your lack of cheer disturbing" is the statement of the day. But. If it weren't for my friend Pamala, this wouldn't have happened. I don't *do* holiday sweaters... I rarely do ANY themed things. 2018. That time I did that thing. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #inclusion #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #statementtshirtmonday

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-28 14:27:47

Hear me now, my Christian soldiers. We are not the sin police. We are accountable to God for the sins of exactly one person. Ourselves. Deal with the log in your own eye... because it has blinded you. Let Holy Spirit be the one voice that calls our hearts to repentance. The hubris of inserting ourselves into people's lives to police their sin and morality is beyond inappropriate. We CANNOT know the content of another's heart. God knows. Police your own sins. Handle your business. Get your own tots. #checkyourmirror #thatsawholedamntree #leavemyspeckalone #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored @stacie.martin

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-26 14:36:44

"Find what you'd die for & then live for it." Shirt from @humanunlimited This morning traffic was gross... my normal 40 minute drive was over an hour and a half. So, no first thing on the morning selfie. But. Better late than never!! ❤🧡💛💚💙💜 #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #nofilter #uncensored #statementtshirtmonday

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-25 13:22:14

Stepping into a new season... full of fulfilled and answered prayers. Things I wasn't sure would ever come into being. It's left me feeling... optimistic? Content? Happy? Something that encompasses all of those. 2018 kinda wrecked me. There was a lot of hard and disappointing things. Somehow, 2018 has redeemed itself. Stepping into a season of reclamation. Restoration. And probably several other "re" words. Welcome to the new age. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #lionofjudah #promisesfulfilled

mXe movement studio
(@mxe.life)

2018-11-25 06:22:02

We don't believe in preying on people's pain or fear. We believe you should feel good in your body... NOW. We believe that you are whole and know what you need. We believe that liking yourself can heal the world. resolutionNOW is our way of giving the middle finger to some stranger that says we should wait until Jan 1 to listen to our needs. (This special ends this week.) ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Get an unlimited month of classes in November and also: 10% off unlimited classes in December, 15% off unlimited classes in January, 20% off unlimited classes in February. *New family member special. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ #movelouder #mxelife #lindenhills #loveyoself #resolutionnow #imakemyowndecisions #yourstory

KMM
(@chicago_girl_in_the_world)

2018-11-24 22:13:21

Behave. #youarenotthebossofme

Poli Corral
(@poli_the_pug)

2018-11-23 19:43:01

flashin and throwin back to when I was a tiny pup and perfecting my hairy eyeball game. . #polithepug #puglife #crabapple #dontfencemein #youarenotthebossofme #tinypoli #dissatisfaction

Iris C Nance
(@icnance)

2018-11-23 17:11:00

@eldervkb and @kwbmininc this is what Chelsea does when she has to go pooty. Sometimes I have to tell her hold on because she expects me to move on her time. #queenofthecastle #youarenotthebossofme #furbaby #lovemyyorkie

I’m watching Book Of Eli while dad sleeps - ‘cause he said it isn’t ‘age appropriate’. #youarenotthebossofme #eatmybrowniebites #roofiedmydad

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-23 09:23:33

That moment in 2015 when the storm was beating us down. And the weight of it began shifting. The strength that had been restrained and silenced for so long broke free. In a single moment of time, the storm roared loudly, threatening to fracture my family in new and terrible ways. The chains fell away. The storm roared and as it tried to destroy me, I embraced its strength and made it my own I became the storm. Nothing formed against me will stand. I will not fall. God fed me the storm and transformed me into the strength that sought my destruction. And in all of that strength, I have learned softness and love. I have learned trust and intimacy. Standing at the beginning of a new chapter, believing in the things that are blooming into me with foundational trust and exceeding hope... I am still the storm. But I am so much more. This chapter. This new season of my MORE... has unlocked peace and trust. Epic, legendary loots. There are spaces where I can just be fully myself, fully present... armor set aside. The gentleness of this new space takes my breath away. I am the storm. I am wild and holy. I am light and loving. I am at peace and at rest. May you all hear the call of God leading you into your more. Restoring your muchness. May you find all of your #wildandholy . ••• #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins

amir_syfiiq_08
(@amir.syfiiq.08)

2018-11-22 22:21:44

💆🏻‍♂️Freedom❗️❗️❗️#findyourfreedom #idontgiveafuck #youarenotthebossofme #imking👑 #thebestfriday

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-22 13:15:23

This hit me in all the feels today. I remember fighting my wounds, shaming myself into deeper shame spirals for all that I knew and all that I couldn't undo. Trauma is real and embodied. It travels with us. We carry it's truth in our bones and it echoes through our spirit. Do not beat yourself up for your scars. Your wounds are real and your experiences are valid. None of your scars make you less. You are changed. For the scars that linger below the surface, hidden from sight. I know you. I am you. The stones of abuse broke the surface of the water, sending out waves and residual ripple that changed the shoreline... and the stones piled up, forever changing the riverbed of my soul. The wounds are real. The trauma is real. I have been changed and shaped through all of this... and as I continued to flow and heal... as I began to stop fighting the wounds and honor them. I began to heal. ••• I believe you I hear you I see you ••• I honor the battles you have survived. I contend for the healing that is beginning to rise. You can do this hard, holy work. @stacie.martin #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #believesurvivors #safespaces #metoo

Alicia Munro
(@alibmunro)

2018-11-21 18:22:23

This time. This time everything is different. Walking in wholeness. Walking in the wilderness. Walking in hope. Walking in strength. Walking in the fullness of my MORE. The best is yet to come. Believe in the more that God is calling you into. Everything is new. #wildandholy #wildernessisholy #freerangepastor #ivegotnostringsonme #welcometothenewage #nosurrender #smashthebox #notsorry #riseup #resist #notakebacks #onedayatatime #youarenotthebossofme #lovewins #repost @crystallakey • • • #quote #quotes #poem #poetry #nausicaatwila

Shay Zeigler
(@shay_zeigler)

2018-11-21 04:09:37

Omg the accuracy!🙄🙄 Say it louder🗣️🔊 for the dual rate dealers in the back of the casino!!! #lasvegas #casino #tablegames #dealers #coworkers #manager #sitdown #behumble #youarenotthebossofme