Thank you for checking out Cultivated Revelations: A Conscious Lifestyle Blog. Here, we’ll talk about life, food, beauty and home, but delve deeper; get to the bottom of stuff. It’ll be cool. I’ve long been a fan of lifestyle blogs and vlogs, but I usually end up craving more information about things. I am always curious about where the things I use came from, what ingredients are in them and what it all means. So, we’ll explore all that!
Alright, so let’s break it down: where did the name “Cultivated Revelations” come from?
Well, I think of a revelation as a moment that you learn something completely new, when things just click, an “a-ha!” moment, or a moment when you string two ideas together to realize a concept is even cooler than you thought. A revelation could be as simple as figuring out how to successfully cook a new recipe, or as serious as the day you fell in love with your spouse. Okay, but what exactly does it mean to “cultivate” a revelation? To cultivate is to nurture or take care of something. To me, it’s a purposeful support of something. Examining. Improving. Growing! So, cultivated revelations are when you take something beyond an “a-ha” moment – ask more questions, take it to the next level. It makes me think of the ever-popular Socrates quote, “The un-examined life is not worth living.” I’ll admit, when I was younger, I remember hearing that quote and thinking how boring it sounded. I thought, “Who wants to examine their life? Who cares? Just live!” But now, I see what the guy meant. It’s important to me that I examine the things I learn, to understand how I can apply new ideas and become more and more whole; to cultivate my revelations, if you will.
My life has certainly been dynamic one so far. It has recently taken a sharp, new turn as I decided to leave my corporate job after 7 years to pursue a more balanced and happy state of being. The process of leaving what a lot of people would call a “good” job for the hope of a better life has shown me amazing revelations. It has given me tremendous courage, re-organized my priorities, and opened my eyes to new perspectives and ways of thinking that I didn’t even know were there.
I operate on a belief system that we do not know it all, even when we think we do. So, although I have knowledge and beliefs that I currently hold – I always try to suspend judgment and know that around the corner, we may discover newer, better things that trump or disprove what we previously thought was correct or “the best.”
My goal is to facilitate conversation and I am always interested in hearing others’ opinions or views or knowledge, so please always feel free to share yours! I want to allow for new revelations to occur all the time. Life is a wonderful discovery process, it’s all an experiment, and I’m excited to share and cultivate my revelations with you.