All things are difficult before they are easy. To improve is to change. The greatest discovery of all time is that you can change your future by merely changing your attitude. •
Good Friday 2022
Keep On Keeping On Chicas
Sometimes you’ll have to swim upstream. Walking by faith is not always easy. There is always a lesson to be learned in all of it 🤗
Returning to OneSelf
First selfie of 2022 🤳🏽My son asked me this morning why I was so “dressed up”. If lipstick, concealer + mascara is all it takes -then hellz yasss 🤣
Truth is my soul is tired. Here’s why:
It is said that disembodied voice dreams may occur at any time but particularly when a soul is in distress; then the deep self cuts to the chase, so to speak. Bang! A woman’s soul speaks. And it tells her what comes next… if we do not come on our own, if we aren’t paying attention to our own season and the time for return the Old One will come for us calling and calling until something in us responds. Perhaps we have become too intense about something. We can become too worn down by something. We can be over-loved , under-loved, overworked, underworked… each costs much.
In the face of “too much” we gradually become dry, our hearts become tired, our energies begin to become fair, and a mysterious longing for —we almost never have a name for it other than “a something” rises up and up more and more; then we hear the Old One calls.
That feeling of being torn, comes from hearing, consciously or unconsciously, something calling us, calling us back, something that we cannot say no to without hurting ourselves…
there’s a heartbeat at the door.
Outside, a woman in the fog,
with hair of twigs and dress of weed,
dripping green lake water.
She says “I am you,
and I have traveled a long distance.
Come with me, there is something I must show you…”
She turns to go, her cloak falls open,
Suddenly, golden light … everywhere, golden light…”
Returning to OneSelf
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how much you really know about….well, YOU?
I am not talking about your hobbies or your favorite shade of lipstick, I am talking deep…how well do you know your mind? Your heart?
Getting to know yourself is thrilling. It can be scary but if you’re wanting to live wholeheartedly, getting to know yourself is the only road there!
O Magazine recently released this roundup of essential questions which are so fascinating and real, I wanted to share them with you!
Now go ahead… play 20 questions with yourself:
- Do I feel at home?
- What should I try today?
- Am I doing this right?
- Am I smart?
- Am I funny?
- Do I have enough money?
- Do I have enough fun?
- Do I have enough friends?
- Should I be having more sex?
- Do I enjoy my own company?
- Am I waiting for my real life to begin?
- Do I feel my feelings?
- Do I really know what I think I know?
- Do I see myself as others see me?
- Am I ready for whatever comes?
- What is my blind spot?
- Am I overthinking things?
- Am I ignoring the obvious?
- Have I made peace with my past?
- What’s in store for my future?
If when you turn a corner you see a road of doors…please know that you can open ALL of them.
Here’s to knowing and loving yourself even more!
The 7 Cardinal Rules of Life
1. Make peace with your past so it won’t mess with your present.
2. Time heals everything, so give it time.
3. What others think of you is none of your business.
4. Don’t compare your life to others, and don’t judge them.
5. Stop thinking so much, it’s alright not to know the answers.
6. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.
7. Smile, you don’t own all the problems in the world.
We decide who we are in this world not once but with every action we take.
The quieter you become, the more you can hear. If you truly listen, the next message you need is right where you are.
“Live so that when your children think of fairness + integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.
A Happy Life
They affect how we think, how we respond, and how we act.
They create our belief systems, our cultural mores, our philosophies and habits. And we carry suggestions over from our genetic heritage, from our culture, from our parents and other family members, from friends and enemies, and from what we have read, seen and experienced.
We carry suggestions from our environment and from all of the various institutions to which we are connected to directly or indirectly.
Many of us tend to overlook the importance of tapping into a deeper level of self perception.
I get it, it’s not your everyday conversation to discuss the challenges we face each day. I am aware that you don’t get to work on Monday and say “Good morning (insert co-worker name here), how did you handle your fear of judgement this weekend?”… I agree: AWKWARD!
But here’s the truth, the more you avoid facing, discussing your challenges, the more you avoid reaching your full potential.
The truth is that those uncomfortable conversations, that purging of whatever it is you are struggling with, will only make room for abundance, growth and yes, success. Get this: personal development, self-growth IS NOT self-absorption.
“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…”
For me, the path to success was never attaining wealth or celebrity. It was about the process of continually seeking to be better, to challenge myself to pursue excellence on every level. The question I ask every day is the same as it’s always been: How much farther can I stretch to reach my full potential? What I know for sure is that it’s only when you make the process your goal that the dream can follow.
Don’t wait for life to continue happen, grab it by the horns and live!