Something is about to come to a successful conclusion! With great speed, what you’ve been praying for and meditating on, is on its way quick, fast, in a hurry, and in your favor!
Don’t spend time worrying about if & when it’s coming. Know that it’s already done! Stay positive and ready to receive! (*Refer to Monday’s post, #MudraMonday and focus on the abundance coming your way, as if it’s already here!) Any negativity, ill self-talk and/or self-doubt will slow down or halt the magnificent coming your way! Trust the process of life!
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You have all the tools to be successful! You can accomplish anything you desire! What are you waiting for? Get up and do that thing that inspires you! What is it that you wish to manifest? Look within and look around you! Everything you need is already here, at your reach! Stand in your power and make shit happen!
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Today’s photo challenge was to post a photo of my favorite African Goddess. Yemaya is the African Orisha Goddess (ruler of the ocean, deep seas, and lakes), that I connect with the most. I don’t know everything about her, AND every time the opportunity for learning more about African Orishas come up, I’m always drawn to Yemaya’s energy.
I believe I connect with Yemaya, off top, because of her association with water. It took a long time for me to get used to water. I mean, I like to drink it and bathe in it, but large masses of water sort of freak me out. That feeling is because, I am not the best swimmer.
I have the worst childhood memories of me vs large bodies of water. For instance, this one time when I was on a field trip (age 5 or 6) at the local YMCA, and instead of the swim instructor LOVINGLY coaching me through my fears of being in the swimming pool (no floaties at all), this fool drops me in the deep part of the pool. You know that saying, “sink or swim”? Well, I sunk. I didn’t put up a fight to even try to swim. I literally gave in to the water.
Another time, (around the age of 7 to 9), I was at the beach with a family friend. The day was beautiful, partly sunny, and full of all the sandcastles I could make, because, I WAS NOT GOING NEAR THE OCEAN. Playing along the shore, I also watched how other kids, and just people in general, were fearlessly enjoying the ocean, I mean all the way up to their waists. And to me, that was unheard of, because once again, I WAS NOT GOING NEAR THE OCEAN.
Bravery, started to settle in, because I wanted to experience the same joy THOSE people were feeling in the ocean. I put my little blue pail aside, and began to walk towards the shoreline. Water hitting right at my toes, I went in a little further. Water hitting right at my ankles, I went in a little bit more. Water hitting right at my knees, and I’m starting to feel myself a lil’ bit… so much, that I turned my back to the ocean and stepped in further, and now the water is hitting right at the middle of my thighs.
I turned around to look at everyone playing in the ocean, who is now behind me, and fear automatically sets in. The biggest wave I’ve ever seen is rising high, and it looks like it’s about to swallow me. I try to run, but as the tide is moving me back and forth, my feet loses it’s grip because guess what? I’m standing on a sand bar!
So when I come back to consciousness on the shore, all I can remember is a big ass wave swallowing me, taking me deep into the ocean, and throwing me back on the shore. Talk about NEVER EVER wanting to get near an ocean again, that was me!
So now, being grown and conquering some fears associated with water, I’m not so afraid.
I said all of that to say, my experiences with water has played a major role in my life, by cleansing (physical and spiritual) and, ritual healing and offering. The representation of Yemaya and water, could have been a mini rites of passage for my role as the person I am today, a mother, a nurturer, empathic, a healer, etc…
For me, I connect with Yemaya because of her associations with the number 7, spirituality, moonstone, clear quartz, turquoise, sandalwood, and cowrie shells (all of my favorite things). And although, I may have had a traumatic experience with what Yemaya is the ruler of, being in tune with her energy gives me comfort, healing, and understanding to the wombman I am, and becoming.
She is water, she is magic, she is healing, she is Mama Watta!
My intention for the remainder of the #ILOVEMYWOMB photo challenge is to bring Yemaya into my morning meditations.
To get in on this awe-inspiring and fun journey of womb healing and awareness, follow along and participate each day for the next 30 days, of the #ILOVEMYWOMBPHOTOCHALLENGE (@ILOVEMYWOMB).
Week 2 – Day 8
Several years ago, Spirit spoke to me and said, “this lifetime is all about lessons in LOVE, in particular self-LOVE.” The trauma I’ve experienced in and out of relationships (intimate and/or platonic), made me responsible for my part of the self-LOVE path I was on. Running away from these lessons and choosing to not be responsible for what I see, had me repeating life lessons, over and over again. If you know me, you know I ain’t about repeating shit. However, in retrospective, because of where I was (mentally/emotionally) and not being fully open to trusting how greatly my path would unfold for me, repeating these life lessons were so very important in shifting my perception for learning from myself and making sure with maturity that I would consciously be responsible for what I see, therefore making wiser choices (sorry for that run-on sentence!). The woman that I am now, is convicted every time I’m saying or doing something not in alignment with my purpose. It takes strength and trust to be led and guided by your intuition to give you clarity on being responsible for what you see. So, when certain shit arises out of nowhere and I choose to deal with it by choosing to look at the surface, am I being responsible for what I see? Am I guided by ego, to react, thus putting myself in harms way or being emotionally triggered? I am responsible for what I see, and it’s nobody else’s fault/issue, but mine, if I choose to see it with fear. In my experience, when I take responsibility to choose to see any situation with LOVE, the outcome is drastically different and the vibration of LOVE is in and around me and whomever I’m dealing with, which brings peace and overstanding!
Week 2 – Day 9
My self-doubt is not as alive as it used to be. Remember, this is my second time doing this 40 day transformation. There is a twinge of self-doubt when I’m led to do things I feel is beyond the scope of my purpose, and I’m quickly assured, by the obvious outcome, that I am awesome, I am amazing, and I am LOVE! We all go through moments of self-doubt. I am not a master of quieting my self-doubt thoughts, and I am a master at consciously examining all thoughts to make sure I stay focused in alignment with my purpose. I had a spiritual friend/sistar once tell me, ” the reason why you feel hesitant about something you’re led to do is because your spirit already knows what you need to do. Your spirit is guiding you into doing what’s in perfect alignment for you, and you get in your own way.” Getting in your own way is self-doubt! What are your doubting yourself for? Deeper than that, what is it that you feel you are lacking that’s keeping you from doing whatever it is you’re called to do? These are questions that I bring up while journaling when self-doubt shows up. These are also questions that I bring up before a meditation session, and the answers are always LOUD and confirmed over a couple hours to a couple of days.
Week 2 – Day 10
This is one of my favorite affirmations. My most favorite affirmation is, “I am LOVE, I am LOVING, I am LOVED.” It keeps me balanced. It keeps me sane when I’m in disagreement with someone. It sets the tone of emitting that high frequency for the day, when meditating on it. (laughing to myself) Sometimes, I’ll walk in places and people can feel that calmness, that peace, on me. The day is just starting out and I’m already vibrating LOVE, because I’ve set the tone for my encounters for the day. I ain’t gonna lie, I’m human, and get into some low vibration conversations with folks, but let me remind you, I ‘m always convicted because I am conscious of my thoughts and the words I speak.
Let’s be honest, I am challenged by the this evening’s exercise, looking in the mirror and telling myself, “I LOVE you”. I know why it’s a challenge, it’s the body image issues that come up for me. It’s the years of self-abuse (by way of negative talk, self-doubt, and allowing others to project their fears about body image issues upon me.). I have no challenges when writing or saying “I LOVE you” to myself. Like I said, the issue is when I have to look in the mirror. This is something that I’m consciously aware of and working on. I do LOVE myself and LOVE my body as is, and I’m working on showing that LOVE through words, verbally in the mirror.
Week 2 – Day 11
Five things I’m grateful for:
I am grateful for self-awareness, self-knowledge, & self-LOVE.
I am grateful for my purpose and my journey! I LOVE to see how things unfold for me, and I’m grateful for living my BIGGEST life possible.
I am grateful for yoga. Through yoga, I’ve learned a lot about myself. Yoga is the best spiritual system I’ve come across that LOVINGLY guides me on a path of miracles, self-exploration, and self-growth.
I am grateful for my familial tribe and my spiritual tribe.
I am grateful that we are now in cherry and watermelon season! These are my favorite seasonal fruits, and it’s on!!
Week 2 – Day 12
I’ve touched on choosing LOVE instead of fear, above and in earlier posts. For me, this affirmation really speaks to my past (negative self-talk), and the triggers that come along with it. The best part of this evening’s practice is the prayer. In it, author Gabrielle Bernstein says, ” I will listen to my intuition, show up for my spiritual assignments, and do all that is necessary to LOVE myself again. Show me what you got.”, directly and commanding a change of perception. I am a work in LOVE, ascension and evolution.
Week 2 – Day 13
I am good enough. I am LOVE. I am good enough. I am LOVE. I am good enough. I am LOVE.
Self-Forgiveness, definitely puts me in alignment to expecting miracles. You know why? Because when I choose to forgive, there’s this veil that’s lifted. The hurt is gone. Being broken is mended and released. And I feel whole. I feel limitless, now that I’m not held down by the energy of a self-punishing attack. That’s how I look at holding onto grudges and being unable to forgive. How am I able to do my spiritual work with LOVE, whole-heartedly, if I’m carrying a punishing, condemning, or blaming type of energy? How am I able to be fully open to receiving miracles, if some of my energy is low? Feeling like a burden! The shit is heavy! Once released of that negative energy, I can immediately receive miracles entitled to me. Let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore, and be open to receiving everything you desire. It’s coming if you believe! I give up the feeling of not being good enough. I commit to miraculous shifts, which I see unfolding every moment.
Week 2 – Day 14
This week was mostly about reflecting on how I see myself, how I ebb & flow with life without self-judgement, how open I am to receiving miracles, how taking care of myself in all ways is self-LOVE, and being a vessel for the Divine. The energy that flows through me as I write, as I speak, as I breathe, is healing for me and others, and for that I am grateful. I am so ready for week 3, we are gonna be dealing with body image. Let the healing continue!
(((***How many times was LOVE mentioned in this week’s post?***)))
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It’s about that time for me! Spring cleaning body, mind, & spirit! Setting myself up for a beautiful path full or miracles, transformation, and living my purpose, is my intention this go ’round for May Cause Miracles. Following this 40 day shift every spring looks like something I’ll be doing ritually, so to all of you, join me on my next 40days adventure! In the meantime, you can follow my journey and read what shows up for me through my experience in shifting my perception from fear to LOVE. I also strongly urge you all to have May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein in your personal library, it’ll change your life!
So let’s get started!
Week 1 – Day 1
What I’m discovering is that I have a BIG ass fear of lack of money, not having enough or having just enough to pay bills. My fear stems from mainly how I was raised and seeing multiple family members mismanage money all the time. At the same time, who was prepared in high school on how to prepare for and maintain financial security?
I’m pretty good with making sure bills are taken care of so that my family and I can be comfortable, however, the need and desire to want more or create more opportunities from my passion, to gain abundance and prosperity, has been on my radar lately. Through all the creative outlets I have, prosperity is close to touch. So, restructuring my relationship with money (by way of sustaining a healthy relationship with money) looks like one of the the many things I need to focus on for this 40 day journey. Today, I am willing to witness my fear, and will make conscious decisions when spending money.
Week 1 – Day 2
What came up in my meditation practice was to start researching and educating myself on a few financial matters. I logged onto FinancialJuneteenth.com and found some pretty insightful articles and listened to a few audio interviews through the HayHouse World Summit. I made a plan to start spending consciously, spending money on necessities. By taking the fear out of not having enough and seeing differently through the lens of LOVE, I can begin to shift into a healthy relationship with my money. Funny thing about writing about this is that I never thought my focus would be about MY relationship with money. I have weight to lose, a LOVE life to nurture, a family to stay connected to, and a fire to keep burnin’ on this ever evolving passion of mine. Intuition is directly putting me in alignment with everything I desires and the root of everything I desire is money.
Week 1 – Day 3
LOVE certainly did not create the fear of lack of money! Today, I went from finding $6 to $20, and it was all found in places I never thought to look (i.e. old purse, in between old receipts, pockets of winter coats, etc.) I told y’all I was spring cleaning!
Week 1 – Day 4
Feeling good, feeling great! Feeling great, feeling good, how are you?! That’s where I’m at right now, shout out to OUTKAST! Although we’re in full Mercury Retrograde and shit/shift happens, I’m in a place of gratitude. I’m expecting the very best outcome and so it is!
Week 1 – Day 5
Shifting to something else I’m working on besides my relationship with money, is my ever-evolving passion! YOGA, YOGA, YOGA, is pretty much my calling, among other spiritual practices I indulge in. Today is the day, I add a little spiritual “umph” to being of service and being an awesome yoga teacher. Yes, I’m attending the Power of Assisting workshop at Big Power Yoga, which focuses on the yoga assistant being of service to the yogi/yogini in a yoga class. Have you ever experience being assisted in a yoga class? For me, very little, AND not as much as I would like, especially considering all the heavenly and powerful assists to keep you empowered while in challenging poses. I am too excited about this workshop because it’ll thrust me and keep in perfect alignment with my yoga journey. I am too thrilled about learning and applying everything awesome from this workshop.
Week 1 – Day 6
Shout out to my yogini “OMies”, Brooks, Phoenix, & Heidi! Our time together creating vision boards was an awesome experience! We must do it again! 😉
Week 1 – Day 7
What an exciting week, full of miracles!
My Power of Assisting workshop was full of LOVE, gratitude, a BIG ass 2hr YOGA class, and beautiful souls! Taking Power of Assisting solidified that I am truly on the right path to my yoga journey. I LOVE being of service to people and sharing my light and reiki-energy through my LOVE of yoga. The day I assist my first yoga class, and then many days after, is gonna feel so empowering (and I LOVE that feeling!)! I know that every class I assist, and every being I connect with, will be spiritually rewarding and full of life lessons! I just LOVE the fact that I am a reiki practitioner, and can integrate reiki with yoga assists! So, pretty much the special added touch of divine healing energy flowing through me and to the people I assist is going to be heaven sent, and for that, I am grateful to be a vessel of divine LOVE and healing energy.
I didn’t over spend on anything! YAY!
I’m learning to be patient with myself when it comes to mindful eating and mindful spending!
I connected with so many amazing people in Houston’s yoga community! Shout out to the whole yoga community at BIG Power Yoga (@BIGPowerYoga), Claire & Olivia from Black Swan Yoga (@BSYHouston), Nicole Peralta, Sally Howe Garwood, Gayatri Parikh, my Sunday crew at BIG Memorial, and of course my family!
Alright Week 2, let’s get it!!
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Dan Nevins, works with the Wounded Warrior Project and is an Iraq veteran who lost both of his legs after a combat injury. His inspiring life story of how he overcame physical and emotional trauma through his yoga practice was shared today, along with inquiry, meditation, and a powerful hour long asana practice at BIG Power Yoga (Montrose).
If you missed this workshop, soooooooo sorry for you! I was truly inspired to “take my legs off” and get down to exactly what I needed to remove and step fully into my biggest life possible.
I didn’t really know what to expect from taking Dan’s workshop and I’m glad that I didn’t put too much energy into expecting “something”. Allowing myself to be in the present moment, flowing and dealing with everything that came up for me, confirmed once again, my purpose. I say “once again” because lately, the majority of my conversations, how I move in my daily life, and what I’m allowing myself to see with the blinders off, shows me confirmation of my purposeful life’s work.
My intention upon taking this class was to expose my oldest son to seeing the possibility of what he can create if he allowed himself to get out of his on way, and to see and hear firsthand Dan’s story as triumph, powerful, distress at times, humility, and empower sense of humor in his life. This message was essential for the both of us, and of course, right on time.
Dré (my oldest son) has cerebral palsy. In the past week, as I engaged with others at BIG, speaking powerfully about Dan’s personal triumph, immediately I knew that my son would benefit greatly, as well as for me, the chance to see the spark of what he would get from this class. Through the inquiry segment of the workshop, I was able to bring to light my fear on what hold’s me back from stepping into my biggest life possible. I was impressed that my son was open enough to see and know exactly what it is, that’s keeping him from stepping into his biggest life possible. I believe in doing self-work, and seeing Dré really think about what’s holding him back, and being authentic enough to speak up about it, made me so proud of him.
After the inquiry, the asana practiced began. Without judgement about Dré practicing yoga in a heated room for the first time, created a LOVING and mutual bond between the both of us…….so much, that in times when I could feel that he may have needed assistance, I came out of my pose to powerfully and LOVINGLY guide him into the pose that worked for him. A little off subject, that inspired me so much, that I’m soooooooooo sure that I want to totally take Baron Baptiste’s Art of Assisting workshop sometime next year. I was filled with so much joy and a recharge of LOVE by assisting my son, and allowing him to mirror me, as well.
Funny thing about my yoga practice at BIG is whenever it’s at the part where we are going into bridge, which leads into wheel, I stay in bridge……out of FEAR. I’ve practiced wheel many times before and to me, being in wheel exposes my weakness, especially in a room full of yogi’s who are sooooooo not worried about that. Whenever, I get ready to go into wheel, there’s a lot of resistance.
Today was different.
While transitioning into wheel from bridge, Dan Nevins spoke about being a breakthrough for someone who can’t do it. That touched me to the core so much, and in that moment, the breakthrough I had by releasing my fears and fully going into wheel powerfully and stronger than I’ve ever been in my whole life, was the breakthrough my son received as he looked at me when I came down from wheel. I did wheel, not just for me, for him, too! Being in that triumphant energy made me look inward at my own yoga practice and yoga teaching as a whole. Being of service to others in my own yoga practice and while teaching, was another confirmed purpose of my life’s work.
Dré and I was able to connect with Dan Nevins during the intermission and after class, and he was very humble, funny, gracious, and light-filled! I appreciate the inspiring life impact he had on Dré, and my vigor and growth in those three hours.
Blessings to Dan Nevins for sharing your personal story, and light and LOVE to all!
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