Look on the bright side ☆

Good morning ♡

Ever notice that when you g et a cut & you weren’t aware of it, it doesn’t hurt? And if it does hurt before you see it, the pain is way less severe? The moment you srt your eyes and focus on the area of pain, it starts yo hurt more & more. What is always the advice we get: try not to think about it hurting, dont5focus on the pain but rather think hapoy thoughts. This also applies to life as well. When we focus on our setbacks & obstacles, painful situations & hurtful words, the pain grows. It feels worse & worse, burrowing deeper into our psyche, deeper into our hearts. But each day is a new day & we must remind ourselves to Choose Up! Look on the brighter side & let positive feelings overtake those of the negative. Let the good outshine the not-so good & show yourself that Love is all you need. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Activity : Anytime today when you feel negative & painful thought flooding your vibrations, Choose another thought. We have so mnay, why not dig a little deeper and choose the ones that make us smile. It can make all the difference between being frustrated & being calm with a clearer outlook. At the end if the day, journal your progress on how you were able to defeat the negative with the positive. Even if it was just one thought, give thanks, for it’s the first step of many.

Quote: ” I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache – it’s a given. What’s not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.”-Rashida Jones

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Always remember to pray♡☆

Good morning ♡

Here we are in another week. Give thanks we made it through the weekend & have a new start again. Let not the worries & troubles of yesterday carry on into today. Pray & lay your burdens down. The sunrise is proof that we can make a fresh start & proceed in a brighter light than the day before. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action : Today, make a conscious effort to lay your burdens down in prayer. When rough times loom or past troubles resurface into your thoughts, pray them out. Give them to Almighty and allow the power of the divine to assist you through them.

Quote : ” God cares about everything that concerns you, so feel free to talk to Him about anything.” -anonymous

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Breaking free from the bottled-in feeling

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Some decisions & lessons learned are harder than others, but they still require us to be still for a moment & listen. A circumstance may have you feeling bottled in, may make you feel like you are looking out at the world going on outside, as though things are passing you by. Anger & fear cloud our better judgment & we lash out within ourselves & at others. But as we know there is beauty in the struggle. When we accept our lives for what they are, we may not necessarily like what is going on but it is that we no longer pass judgement on it and make moves to embrace our strengths and work on our areas of improvement. We finally break free from feeling trapped, & begin to realize that where we are is where we need to be to get us to the next level of our lives. We can now use that same bottle we feel trapped in to give us perspective, to see and appreciate where we have been so we can choose wisely where we are going. We need to accept ourselves as who we are so we can further learn who we are becoming. In that, we learn many important lessons about ourselves, & how we can face rough times but still make it out of the bottle. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action :
How to make it out of the bottle: This process shouldn’t be nor can it beforced. Be patient. That’s it.  Take your time and work through each nook & cranny of your life & make the necessary changes &choices required to achieve your goals. Don’t forget to to record your accomplishments along the way :-)♡☆

Quote: ” Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”- Michael J. Fox

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Busy Little Bee Syndrome

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In my spiritual journey readings yesterday, this message hit me like a ton of bricks. We have been programmed from childhood to always keep busy, to be in a state of action at all times and then, sleep (how many of us had the night light and books hidden under our pillows; me! Lol). A lot of times we would be rewarded for all the extra we would do furthering the belief that the more we do the better we are. This busy-ness syndrome has led into our adult lives & we are always looking for something to keep busy. When was the last time you really just sat down & read a good book? Took some time to reflect on the days gone & what you want for days ahead? Our time is filled with so much activity that even these acts are too far & few between. When I caught myself tearing up at the memory of journalling, that was my cue that, girl, you are too darn busy! My challenge to you to today is yo make some time to be still and know yourself. Get reconnected with the God within & show yourself some love. You aren’t being lazy; you are simply yaking a moment to do nothing,which is actually doing more than you think. You deserve it! And you’re worth it! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action: The Sacral chakra invites us to open up some of our deepest feelings, creativity in particular. At soem point today or this evening, take a moment to do some Sacral yoga poses,a series of seated yoga poses that stretch elongate the neck and back, while focussing on connected & meditative breathing. I did mine this morning and let me tell you, the vibes I felt afterward were so inspiring. I felt more open to the truths of my creative abilities and beautiful ideas came out of no where! Where I felt stuck I now felt more movement. Search “sacral yoga routines” on your search engines and you will find more info to assist you in these poses (you don’t have to be an expert in yoga to do them either so feel free!)♡☆♡☆♡

Quote : ” Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”- Morgan Freeman

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New Moon energies☆☆☆

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Happy Monday! Let’s greet the day & the week ahead with a positive outlook & a smile. As the New Moon was with us over the weekend, positive energies were in alignment. Let’s take advantage of this and do out best to pray on the good things we want to come to pass. Put oursleves into a positive space and make the steps in the right direction. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action: As we are still under the New Moon, today, make a New Moon list. List the things you want to see happen in the next few weeks and months, and keep it in a safe place. Making the list makes your desires official. While awaiting the full moon make positive steps towards the goals on your list. Pray over them. Give thanks as thoughvyouvhave already received them without doubt, and whem the full moon appears, burn your list and spread the ashes. By spreading them, you are further relaesing your desires into the Universe, creatijg the vibration of gratitude and faith that you will receive your desires and acheive your golas.

Quote: ” The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”- Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

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Dance like no one is watching!

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Good morning ♡

Today’s Feel Free Friday moment is about a young man I saw yesterday, dancing in the food court. Heading to get some sides to go with my homemade lunch, standing in line, I notice a guy just dancing away. No headphones, no music playing, but just dancing. And he looked so free 🙂 I had to smile as I know that feeling of hearing a song in your headband you just want to dance, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. I have done it myself, but this guy was like he was at a rave or something, sporadic because he was in lone but unscripted nonetheless. I asked him, “so what song do you have playing in your head today?” “None,” he said with a huge grin. Apparently he had just had a really great job interview for a very well known company and was just thrilled that it went well. He said he was feeling very optimistic. “I’m sorry if I’m making anyone uncomfortable but I am just so happy!”he said as he danced. I smiled and shared a moment with him & told him there was no need to apologize and that it’s refreshing to see someone so genuinely happy and dancing about it in public. I smiled and shared in his joy & wished him all the best that he get the job. We wished each other well & went about our day. I couldn’t stop smiling as I headed back to my office. To see someone filled with so much joy that they cannot contain it was so heartwarming &inspiring. Today,do a happy dance! Share some joy with someone and feel some peace! Have a great weekend! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡

Mirror mirror on the wall!

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What we feel within ourselves, about ourselves, subconsciously affects the way others see us and treat us. I really thought about it last night when examining certain readings and research. Yes, we are all accountable for our actions and just because we feel down doesn’t mean that we are asking to be mistreated, insulted, abused, or disrepsected. In the same breath, what we put out is what we get back. Ever notice how sometimes the same negative things we think about ourselves are the same things other will say to us about us? Are you feeling abandoned? Maybe you abandoned yourself in some way. Are you being insulted or treated negatively? Maybe you have been doing that to yourself subconsciously or even consciously. We must look at ourselves and evaluate if there is something inside that is reflecting this type of behavior or criticisms back to you from another person. Take heed of what you do for yourself. Looking for love? Love yourself,first. Hoping for a compliment or a promotion? Do it for yourself, first. When we project the best of ourselves and shine the light, it shines back on to us. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

Mirror exercise: As we have stepped into a new year, and we reflect on our lives, let’s try the mirror exercise again. For those who remember this activity, great! For those who need a refresher or are new to this, here are the instructions: sit in front of a full length mirror, naked (stand in front of the bathroom one if u don’t have a full lenght mirror you can sit in front of); close your eyes and take some deep breaths, in through the nose, expanding your tummy, and out through the mouth; after a few breaths, open your eyes and look at yourself, lovingly (avoid the temptation to see your “imperfections” and criticize your love handles or stretch marks or whateverelse you don’t like about your body); from head to toe say out loud the things you love about your body. This time, we will add a twist. Not only should we say what we love about each part of our body, turn the love inward and say what we love about our personality, about strengths and areas of improvement,giving us a chance to embrace our entire self, in and out. When you are finished, hug yourself snuggly, say I love you, &open your eyes. Smile at yourself and feel the Love flow. It may take some time yo get through it all (took me many tries, especially because as years flowed I had to get up for tissue). But when you’re done, it is so worth that feeling of self care and love ♡☆♡☆♡☆

Quote : ” Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”-Ernest Holmes

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You are here for a reason!

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We each have a purpose. There is something that we are each meant to do while we are travelling through this journey of life. Some may know what it is in their earlier years, & others may not recongize it until much later, but it’s there. But how do we fulfill it? Often times because we can’t see how exactly things will manifest or when, we dismiss the vision of what we want for our lives and replace it with only the things we can see. But there is akways a way. When we are rooted in the positive, when we seek out ways to do what is good on our path to living in our truth, you will be surprised at how doors begin opening. You will start to meet like-minded people, start tasks that will encourage you to pursue tour goals, and before you know it you will be on your way to fulfilling your true purpose. The silver lining is in the cloud. You dont always have to see eaxctly where your heart is leading you. You just have to believe. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action :

Here are my top 4 tips on how to stay focused while pursuing your goals and fulfilling your purpose;they really help me when I’m either upbeat and optimistic about my goals or when I’m feeling a lack of confidence:

1. Pray about it! How ever it is that you pray, seek connection with the Creator, with the Higher Power, do it. Keeping your Spirit connected and rooted will help keep you grounded when things seem bleek and you have lost some faith, and also when things are going great and you need to keep a humble demeanor.

2 Keep a journal of ypur progress. I have said this before and I say it again as it just as important as prayer. Why? Because when you keep a record of things, it gives your mind and Spirit the reminder that this is important! It is so important that you have to write down. And on good or not so good days, you can look at your notes and reflect on what you have done so far, things that require improvement, and and how you can make further progress. I have numerous journals that when I look back I’m amazed at how far I’ve come and it reminds me that if I’m still standing after all that, I can continue to make it!

3. Surround yourself with like-minded people. By including people in your circle that think like you, that are positive and doing their best to pursue what is truly good (because some poeple say they want good but only as it applies to them, it doesn’t matter who they crush to get there). Keep a close circle of friends and loved ones and if applicable, professional colleagues, that are genuinely involved in the process of your growth, that remind you to keep your head up when you feel like you’re slipping. It’s always good to have people around you to give you a push in the right direction, especially when you aren’t aware that you may be going down a non-productive path. This makes a world of difference in your levels of confidence and pushes you when you don’t feel so sure of yourself.

4. Know your worth!!!! This is soooo crucial! When we know our worth, value ourselves, and accept ourselves as we are, flaws and all, we can see and accept that we may not always make the right decisions, but we are human, can do better each time, and are worthy to be travelling this journey. We are here! Embrace yourself and give thanks for who the Creator made you to be!

I hope you find these helpful. Sonetimes I have those moments when I want to do nothing and feel like there is no hope. Then I remember these tips I have shared with you today and I remember that there is always a choice: choose to wallow in disappointments and setbacks or look towards a furture that can be bright if I am bright. Let your light shine and believe in yourself! Feel free to share some of your own helpful tips in the comments section! ♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆4dbd03bd2b602ebbd490df606c534096.jpg

Embrace the skin you’re in!

Good morning ♡

As the 1st Monday of 2016 greets us (along with some serious Winter weather), let’s start with a thanksgiving that we are here to see it. Being present in our moment, take some time today and acknowlege yourself. Take notice of your physical body amd all of its functions. It is the one you’ve been blessed to have and the only one you will have, so embrace it! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action : Today, take notice and feel the breaths you take. Make some of them deep. Drink more water and feel the cleanisng properties of it. If you’re working out today, take notice of the strength of each muscle as you pump that iron (or stretch out with some yoga). Whatever it is you do, just be in the moment and give thanks you have a body to do it with.

Quote: ” It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”-Pema Chodron0df8e83f9eca40db6615026adf111cf3

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