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The Energy Vampire.

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Maggie* was a wonderful lady I met years ago and we became fast friends. We were soon spending time with each other and had many great conversations over glasses of wine.
One night while spending a couple hours talking to her about life, I suddenly had to end the evening a bit early as I noticed I was growing tired. I looked forward to seeing her again, because I loved our talks but over time I began to notice that every time we met, I always felt exhausted.
One night I clearly remember feeling as if my energy was being pulled out of my body. I started to pay attention and realized I always felt drained when I was around her. It was so acute as much as I liked her, I began to avoid her. Eventually I found that being in her presence, always left me feeling overwhelmed. So over time I stopped spending time with her and if I ran into her, I made my conversations very short and moved on.
Today, I associate with some wonderful people. Whether one on one or in groups, when I spend time w…

Spiritual Awareness: No Repeat Offenders!

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“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” ― Tom Robbins
I decided not to be a repeat offender when it comes to unhealthy relationships. “Just say no” is my motto! But I did not have to have a spiritual awakening to figure that out.

I had seen my patterns a long time ago and discerned what did not work. But during awakening is when I really took the time to get to know who I truly was and what I really wanted in a future relationship. It’s a chance to get…

Spiritual Awakening: Gentlemen, It's Time To Reach!

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In my last article: Women On The Rise! I wrote about the women who are going through the process of spiritually awakening and how important it is for them to keep following the path. I mentioned that when we as women experience this amazing journey, in essence we are creating a catalyst for the men to awaken too. As we become better women, women who rise, it creates in men the opportunity to reach, to stand.
When I first started awakening I was mainly going through the process alone. Then I noticed one by one, I came across women who were on the same path. It was a joy to find my sisters and we ran to each other for love, guidance and support and basically a place to share our experiences.
Then slowly but surely, I started to notice that I was coming across men who were waking up. I attribute it to the law of attraction mainly because like attracts like. To meet a man who speaks from his right-mind and is aware of his spirit and the power behind it, is a remarkable sight to behold.
I…

Spiritual Awakening: Women On The Rise!

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Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. -Excerpt: Still I Rise- Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014
I started to notice it on social media about a year ago. It started out with a trickle. I became aware of them; different women speaking out about their own unique truth. They would say things that would resonate with my spirit and I could recognize their strength and passion behind their words. I could clearly see their path of awakening. Since this recognition, I have seen the trickle grow into a stream. Women are waking up. They are becoming more spiritually aware and taking the initiative by owning the responsibility to reshape their thinking and their lives.

A lot of us diligent women have been underwater so to speak for a while. We have been suspended in the deep by limited visions, especially in the area of relationships. I cannot tell you how many women I know are putting their foot down and requiring more of men. I hav…

Spiritual Awakening Growth Spurt!

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“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
― C. JoyBell C.

There you are, sitting among some of your well-loved and closet friends. You are laughing, probably sipping on your favorite drink. The conversation is flowing all around you, when you suddenly notice something that makes your stomach drop.
You are alone.
How could his be? You have known these people for many years. You love them. But as you look around the table, you realize that you don’t relate to them as you once used to. The conversations are all the same, as they always have been but you are suddenly not interested or involved. You are alone and you are out-growing these friends. This is the side- effect of waking up to life and realizing that there is so much more…

Thank You Oh Captain, My Captain!

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“You are here to make a difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
It was supposed to be my off week from Vivadivine. No posts, no tweets, no social media for a few days. I was on a mini retreat. However, I was reading on my iPad and posting encouraging tidbits from my friends Facebook pages when the news alert popped up about Robin Williams’ death. I instantly lost my breath and immediately opened up a news source online, knowing already what it was going to say. I was devastated. I started crying because I instantly felt like I had lost a member of my family and even now as I write this there are tears welling up in my eyes. It is so hard to believe that this bright light is gone.
We all know him as the ultimate funny man. He was a comedic genius. I loved Mork and Mindy, watching mostly reruns when I came here to the United States, because we never got the spinoff …

Inspiring Unconditional Love!

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Today’s post is meant to inspire you to love.
We all have a desire to love and be loved. We all want to find someone special and unique with whom we can connect with and have a deep meaningful relationship. We go out into the world hoping someone will catch our eye, a person we can look at and say: This is it, the one!
But is it the eye that really sees the person or is it our spirit which truly latches on to another person and causes us to fall in love with them?
Nick Vujicic and his wife Kanae Miyahara are a shining example that it’s the spirit that creates the bond. Nick was born with no arms or legs, but yet always had a dream of finding someone to love and spend his life with. He never allowed the fact that he was missing limbs to steal his dream. It should make us all ask ourselves about what holds us back from our dreams of finding love, if we have full use of our faculties.
Then you have to look at Kanae and her ability to see Nick’s spirit and take love’s leap into Nick’s lif…

The Story Behind Vivadivine!

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Twenty-six years ago by an uncanny coincidence, or better yet by grand synchronicity, I met wonderful man by the name of Grainger Sanders who dubbed me Vivadivine. It would be a name that would come into play many years later and is now the forefront of this blog! I hope you enjoy the story told in the video below!

Live the Life!
Vivadivine!

We Are Here To Share Our Lives!

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I have to admit that there are moments when I sit down and look at what I am doing I am a bit in shock. Many times I have wondered: How did I get here? Why am I doing this? Who the heck do I think I am?
I am really this simple girl, with a great desire to live a beautiful life. I have always been a dreamer and believed in all my dreams coming true. I have childhood memories where I clearly remember being excited about growing up and wondering what was around the corner that life had to offer.
When I came to this country, like most people I had grand ideas. When I was old enough I started to pursue them, because I believed that those dreams would make me happy. But life happened, and within that life were some painful lessons. In veering off whatever path I was originally on I gathered a few experiences that I had never expected to.  But somehow I never caved, no matter how hard things were and somehow ended up here. I look back at the things I thought I wanted to do and now see that …

The Peace of Release!

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“The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” ― C. JoyBell C.
Much of the awakening process is an exercise of shaking things up, releasing, removing and letting go of the things that are holding you back from living a whole life. During certain stages of the process, it feels as if things are being removed by a force greater than you. But then there are stages where it feels like a painful purge is happening and we don’t understand why it’s not as easy as the other times to let go.
Humans are sentimental beings. We hold on to things that mean a lot to us. The same goes for relationships or people who have had a profound effect in our lives. It’s these instances where we may find ourselves struggling during the spiritual process.
What really helped me was to look intently at what I knew deep down I needed to release. I had to ask myself some honest questions about what I was dealing with.…

Are You Paying Attention?

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In December of last year, I had a pivotal spiritual moment. It was a very significant dream event that completely changed the course of my life. I have not written about it because I do sense it’s not quite time to share that because it was so profound. However during this event someone showed up in the midst of it and for the longest time I could not comprehend why this particular person was involved.  It was a gentleman I had come to know over a period of time. Each time I saw him I would look at him in awe because if he was a part of what I had experienced I knew that he was a very important person. I just did not know how.
One day, I had a conversation with this kind man. This was after I had discovered that part of my purpose in life was to share my story by writing about it. But I was not sure how to approach this task. It was during that conversation that he revealed to me that he had a background in writing. I was shocked. However, I chose not to reveal to him what I had expe…