To all of those who cross my path…friends, family and acquaintances…I have been thinking a lot about life and, of course, what exists for me at the moment.
Along with my Mom and biz partner “Mimi”, I have gone through many different phases and experiences within this continued journey called re~hasht. Getting involved in local art events, fundraisers, home gatherings, street fairs, markets, attempting a brick & mortar, along with having our wears and goods sold in other shops; It all continues to be a glorious adventure as well as a life a expanding challenge. Needless to say, we have learned a lot!!! We all strive for different endeavors throughout our journeys in this world…love, money, things, acknowledgment, etc.
There has been a continual awareness in me for some time now which seems to be more clear and well defined.
I had a great conversation with a close friend and we were talking about how there are two powers that direct our actions or inactions. One being love, the other being fear. In saying and hearing that, of course, the obvious decision would be to live through love…the giving and receiving of it. It is more apparent, unfortunately, that our society is led mostly by the other… fear. “Success”, no matter what that expression represents to you or me, can be attained more often if it is done through love. The pride or ego (I believe), should not dictate the direction we go and how we treat those who cross our paths (or "get in your way” depending on how you look at it). Fear disregards, pushes down, walks over, criticizes and holds others back. For you or anyone else to say you are not good enough, smart enough, strong enough or talented is FEAR based! What world do you want to live in??? If we all promote and support one another, we all win. If you run your life out of fear and you want it all for yourself. In the end, you are alone.
The fashion and retail industry has shown me a bit more of the reality that I have chosen for myself and those around me. There are so many of us that are afraid of someone taking away what we believe to be ours. Taking “My” thought, “My” idea… and reaping the benefits of that thought or idea. I have been guilty of the same! In reality there is so much in our world that influences all of us and creates many of the same ideas at the same time. We are all products of our environment and have ideas from the things that we see or want for ourselves.
Even if someone takes my idea or reproduces something that I have created…GREAT! I definitely do not have the ability to make clothing for everyone in the whole world!! The intension of our business is to ultimately create awareness about up-cycling and repurposing. If others look at what we have done and say “I can do that”…perfect!!!! Please make use of the things that have already been produced rather then simply toss them into the trash!! re~hasht is a state of mind, a way of life! Not just a clothing line or product that we sell within a store or on-line.
ABUNDANCE is my new focus!!! ABUNDANCE for everyone in everything!!!!
There IS enough of everything for everybody!
In so much love,