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Awakened Love.

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“This surprised me because it made me realize that what I sought was not outside myself. It was within me, already there, waiting. Awakening was really the act of remembering myself, remembering this deep Feminine Source.”
― Sue Monk Kidd

I've been toying about writing a bit about the emotions you feel in a spiritually awakened state. I feel out of all of them, joy, happiness etc, love is probably the most profound because love is basically the root of what moves the world and our Universe. It's a powerful energy and we know that when we see it in action we are left with a remarkable impression.
I think the reason why love feels so intense, at least to me at this point in my life, is that an awakened person loses or learns to silence the instrument called the Ego. The Ego basically is a creation of a dormant spirit. It is the thing that maneuvers a human existence. It's not a bad thing, but when unchecked or if allowed, it controls our lives and renders us trapped and unab…

The Universe Ain't Random!

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The thing about the Universe is that it's not random. When there's a path that you're meant to walk, it will let you know. It will keep sending the same message to you until you understand, accept it and trust it. God does not mislead you.
There will be constant signs along the way showing where to go and where you're supposed to be. You'll know you're on task when after listening all things fall easily into place. There is no struggle or conflict to the Universe, it just flows and it flows in Love.
It is we, the resistant and fearful that learn to fight, control and fear.
Trust God. Trust his tool, the universe and allow it to bring to you all the promises that are already yours.

Negative Energy Killed A Butterfly

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The more you make your way down the road of self awareness and release all and anything that weighs you down, there is a lightness of being that is truly indescribable. For the most part you feel light and effervescent. Happy and free! High on life!  Can you see it coming? There's a catch.
I sent an awesome holiday weekend surrounded by peace, love, great friends and family. I met new friends and learned new ways of loving and being more authentic in my skin. With no social media to distract me I was completely focused on the moments.
I was porous. Emptied and filled with a lightness that I took back with me to work. Before I could get settled I encountered someone who was upset. Relax and block is my spiritual modus operandi when dealing with others who carry a heavy spiritual load. Next I was met with someone who had been triggered into frustration and finally the trigger man came into play. I put my Positive Forcefield on!
So I spent the whole day aware of guarding my energy a…

Honorez Vos Défis!

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“A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.” ― Gene Roddenberry
During a recent radio interview the host opened the interview by asking me a very interesting question: “Between the ages of three and thirteen tell me about an event that changed your life?”  Instantly, without much thought to it I said: “ The day my father was murdered.”
My father’s death was probably the first challenge that I had to face. But I did not know about the set up until I was in my late 20’s and developed this odd sensing that there was “a hole in my soul”.  Something was missing but I could not clearly identify what it was.

One day back then as I was browsing through the book store, I happened to come across a book by Elyce Wakerman called Father Loss. I was not even thinking about this topic at all, the word “father loss” had never entered my mind.



But there was this book, sitting on the shelf calling out to me. Well, I to…

Potatoes, Potatoes, Clear or Clair. Is It Really Any Different?

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One of things that amuses me with those of us who are waking up is that we have this funny way of feeling each other out. It’s such a fascinating time and you’re experiencing new things. You want to share your experiences with others but at the same time some people are still hesitant to be fully open. And so we find interesting ways to relate to  and feel out each other’s experience.
Over the weekend, I spent some time with some really fascinating people learning new things and sharing  experiences. Someone approached me and struck up a conversation. Mid conversation, I was asked: “Since embarking on this part of the journey are you more aware of the areas where you are clear?” Of course I answered: “Pretty much getting there in all areas of my life!”  The person’s eyes grew wide with astonishment and they became quite excited. I was thinking to myself: What’s the big deal, why the odd reaction. Next thing I knew, I was being asked a barrage of questions but the one that struck me w…

The Full Meltup!

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As I was driving home from work the other day, I was thinking about how different my life is today compared to what is was 3, 5, 10  years ago. In the middle of my thoughts I got choked up. The next thing I knew I was having a meltup. Yes, I said meltup. 
For years I had meltdowns. You all know those right? Those over the top, melodramatic, ugly-crying, snot fests, full of pain and anguish.  For me, I went all the way into mine, I am actually surprised that no one has given me my Oscar Award because my pity parties were full on blockbuster blow outs!
But now in my life, to replace all the tears of anguish, I get to have meltups. Imagine if you will, feeling happiness and joy at a consistent level all the time, but at the same time you have a clear memory of heartache and pain. Imagine for no reason you get a booster feeling that hits you out of nowhere. You can recall the memory in your mind of the pain, but that pain, it is nowhere in your heart or body. You no longer feel it. BOOM!…

The Happy Present!

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There are days when I just break out in a run. There are days when  down the street, I skip. I don’t give a care. I just throw my head back in the air and laugh out loud. There are days when I hug myself and cry with joy. There are days I cannot stop smiling from ear to ear.
You see I remember the days before when it was all a chore. And I asked: Please can I just be happy?  
And now that I feel this I am so protective of my Present. I guard it with a passion. When a moment sneaks in to steal it the Happy Warrior comes storming in prepared to battle.

It’s was long overdue, for me and you too. Ask for your Happy Present, it’s waiting for you!
Viva Divine

Awakening With A Little Help From My Friends!

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When you go through this weird experience which some people call Ascension, although I prefer Awakening, you feel so alone. There are all these different mental, emotional and physical upheavals and phenomenon happening to you that really makes you question your sanity. However the beautiful thing  that you realize is that the Universe and/or God is really in control and will send you exactly what you need to get through the process. On my journey so far I have met some amazing people and made lots of new friends, people on the path who gently lead me or others with whom I am holding hands with on this journey.
I remember one of my first physical indications of the waking up process that came out of nowhere. Having this experience was both startling and mind-blowing! Luckily for me a good friend directed me to a wonderful lady who gently explained to me I was “ascending”. I said: “A-WHAT-ING?” To go from knowing absolutely nothing about this weird experience that was happening to me, n…

When A Woman is Fed Up!

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“A woman's silence says it all. Her silence & lack of expression means that she's reached her breaking point!”-Anon
I just watched Robin Thicke singing to his soon to be ex-wife Paula Patton, on the Billboard Awards, in an attempt to try and win her back. I actually thought it was kind of sweet. But poor guy, I want to give him a hug, he’s trying. But if Paula has hit her tipping point, that song may not have any affect on her decision to go back to him. As a matter of fact I really thought at some point R&B singer R Kelly was going to enter stage left crooning his hit song “When A Woman Is Fed Up.” Oh Robin, how could you not know?
I can’t speak on any other woman’s experience but I know when I am done, it’s the most liberating moment ever. You know, there are those relationships that are super easy to walk away from. But then there are those situations where your loyalty and love are so deeply entrenched that it’s just hard to walk away. I know loyalty made me stay i…

Epiphanies ROCK!

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in Harmony -Mahatma Gandhi. This past weekend I had a series of wonderful epiphanies. We sometimes call these “Ah-ha” moments. They sometimes occur when you have been thinking of something, wondering about it and turning it over in your mind and you then came to a slow realization. Or you could have been having a conversation with someone, maybe yourself and –bang! a clear sudden understanding about something pops into your head.
Well I had what I like to call a "meanderingly"-explosive epiphany. It was such a gradual process and I think it was so because I needed to seriously digest the gravity of what I was understanding.

But let’s back up for a moment, I have to set up the scene. One thing I have learned since becoming aware is to ASK for specific answers and clarity when facing a situation or when I have a decision to make. The reason why is because I am aware of the connectivity I have because I am full…

Spiritual Awakening- A Beautiful Journey.

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Someone asked me recently to describe to them how do I know for sure I am spiritually awake? Wow! The only way I could describe it is like this, you know you’re awake because you realized you were asleep. But when you look back at the entire time you were “sleeping” it almost looks as if you were an amnesia patient, just wondering around almost aimlessly. Then suddenly something happens in your life that jolts your inner spirit. Or it could be that a series of events or circumstances will slowly bring someone out of slumber. Regardless if it’s fast or slow, the events that can lead up to waking up can be very confusing, frustrating and at times scary. You will know something is going on, you just don’t know what or why.
So, I did not know what was happening to me when I left my job, religion and marriage all at the same time. I've mentioned before that it seemed like all these events had a life of their own and it felt crucial for them all to be removed from my life. There was this…

I'm Not In It!

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Recently, I was watching an interview with Maya Angelou, where she was explaining that sometimes people may create drama about you, but it is actually outside of you. She was talking with Oprah, who at the time was having an experience where a tabloid had written a salacious story about her, causing her life to be momentarily stressful.
As Oprah was rehashing and relating the drama, Maya said: “You’re not in it, Oprah.” It took Maya a couple of times to say it before Oprah finally got it. The drama that was being created was about Oprah, but OUTSIDE of her sphere, therefore it  was really about the issues and motivations of the other people. She, Oprah was NOT IN IT.
You’re not in it, or even more personal, I’m not in it! Oye-vey! Why didn’t I hear this a month ago when some insane drama had surfaced in my life? Someone had said something  about me that was out of left field, it felt like a rock had been thrown at my head. I could not understand why someone could come up with this idea…

Rejection is Release!

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Hello. I am a Breaker-Upper. I am the person who breaks things off, or will be the first to walk away. The reason why I am coming clean is because I want to talk to the Breakees, the ones who are left wondering what on earth just happened especially when everything “seemed” to be going fine.
I can’t speak for all Breakers, but for me breaking it off with someone is mainly because I am usually very aware the other person and I are headed to Isle of Nowhere, Vale of No Attraction or The Land of Wasting Time. Frankly, I believe life is just too short to take on a futile endeavor when there is so much more to be experienced. When I am ready to sail off for other shores, I usually bid the person adieu, because I don’t want there to be any misunderstandings or hurt feelings.  I need to keep my flow right, closure is important because it’s about setting the right type of energy in my life.
Here is the problem Breakees, and take heart. Unfortunately, a lot of people are just inconsiderate cowar…

I Will Not Judge! Sorry Ain't Gonna Happen!

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Well it’s official! Since "waking up", I have watched my judgment meter go through a full metamorphic adjustment.
Growing up in a rigid belief system I experienced Judgment and Condemnation being constantly thrown around. It was outright, overt and inescapable. There was always a right/wrong or good/bad perspective when it came to people and their actions. You were judged on what you did or what you believed and that determined whether God loved you or not. I also a recall a scriptural references about “woe to those who say what is bad is good and what is good is bad.” I had a very difficult time with all this because it seemed like this prevented real love to exist.
I LOVE PEOPLE. I was always conflicted because I grew up being told that people outside my belief system were bad association and that we were to limit our association with unbelievers. This caused such an inner turmoil as a child, because as  I was creating friendships with others, I also believed they would be d…

Feel Your Feelings!

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Have you ever awakened to your day with a particular feeling? How do you feel waking up to gratitude, joy, peace, calm, gentleness? Feels good right? 

And don’t you just want to keep that feeling going all day long? It infuses your day makes it brighter no matter what comes your way. It also tends to spread to others, making your environment a positive one.

But what if you wake up feeling anger, frustration, heartache, disappointment, loneliness, etc., how do you deal with that? Do you want to carry that big ole bag of negativity all day and just attract more of it? 

Life can't promise you that whatever it is that is causing those feelings will go away today or tomorrow, but I do know that one single second of GRATITUDE can make a whole difference. 

Whatever it is you are being challenged with, try and find something to be grateful for. Your entire existence is not negative, there must be one thing you can say “thank you” for. When you feel that gratitude, hold that moment, take a d…

Setting The Record Straight- For The Last Time!

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I am truly inspired  by Sue Monk Kidd. She is the author of The Secret Life Of Bees. I loved that book and the movie, so when I heard she was going to be a guest on Super Soul Sunday on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) I was pleasantly elated. I looked forward to watching it.
She is somewhat a diminutive woman, soft spoken and glaringly honest, open and available. I thoroughly enjoyed her story of how she ended up where she was. The thing that struck me was that on her thirtieth birthday, she woke up and announced to her family that she was going to be a writer. I found this statement on the Oprah.com website that really encapsulates what was going through her mind:    
"She (Sue)  grew up in a time when women were pressured to follow a traditional path, and in many ways she did: marrying, becoming a nurse, having two children. But she was also acutely aware of the women's movement and the struggle for civil rights, which not only helped shape her inner voice but at some point sta…

The Power of Positive Interactions -Jon Gordon

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I love to share some of the really neat things that people I call Positive Pioneers are putting out there. My friend Alex, turned my on to Jon Gordon and me likey. Enjoy!




The Power of Positive Interactions | Jon Gordon's Blog
We need to engage each other with more smiles, kind words, encouragement, gratitude, meaningful conversations, honest dialogues and sincere positive interactions. ....more

Challenge Accepted, Baby

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Great challenges make life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful.  It’s how you deal with failure that determines your happiness and success.- Anonymous
One subject I am very passionate about is that the challenges in our lives are important opportunities to grow into who we really are. If you were to look back on your life’s path can you see the challenges that have helped you to blossom into a stronger, better person?
I look at challenges two ways. There are challenges that are thrust upon us. It could be some type of incident or life situation that we find ourselves in or frankly something that the Universe seems to slap us with. This is the type I tend to have surface in my life most of the time. It seemed like for a long time, I was getting hit the Challenge Train at 100 miles per hour.
The second type of challenge is the one that we intentionally take on. Something like climbing a mountain, running a marathon, swimming across the ocean, etc. Even though it may appea…

Looking for Mr. and Mrs.Wrong

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I absolutely love the quote below. As a matter of fact when I read it I actually laughed out loud because it’s actually true. It sounds a bit confusing though.

“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you've been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”

I will find that special person who is wrong for me in…

The Spiritually Awakening Spirit!

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“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”
― John O'Donohue

It’s really challenging to write about something that is so hard to describe. It is hard to explain to anyone exactly what you’re feeling or explain to someone how you even ended up here in this bizarre, but beautiful place called Spiritual Awakening. It’s such a vague terminology, it’s sounds so woo-woo, New Age-y and completely unbelievable. People think it’s weird or odd, and it makes you not want to even talk about it.

But I know that it’s real and I’ve met other people on the same path. At some point in our lives, everyone has the opportunity to “wake up” and really see the truth about life.

I kno…

The Law Of Attraction: A Cautionary Tale

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One of the most useful tools that will assist you in living a Divine Life is the Law of Attraction. You have heard of it, maybe the movie the Secret comes to mind. Simply put “the law of attraction is based in the law of the universe in which you are the creator of your reality. You have created everything in your reality including your eggshell of limitations”. So basically what you see, the life that you are living, the things occurring and the people in your life you are attracting them with your thoughts and intent.

LOA is a staple in my life, it’s almost like breathing. My life is really full, happy, positive, peaceful and loving, because that’s the energy that I am putting out into the universe. The people in my life are here because my energy is a magnet for them and vice versa.

I can also tell you that when you get in the FLOW with LOA that things will manifest so quickly it can make your head spin. You will go from ASK BELIEVE RECEIVE to ASK-RECIEVE. I am going to give you an…