Whether it's emotional or physical, life can bring great pain at times. We all have our wounds, some more, some less, some transparent, most not...but don't let them Become you. Don't let them Transform you into someone you are Not. I know it’s not easy, but making sure you don’t loose touch with the true essence of who you are will help keep you anchored. Love yourself deeply, with all your "imperfections", and dissolve the wounds that feed on anger, fear, shame and guilt; and all sorts of other harmful and painful emotional shackles. Break free and breathe. Heal, my loves, and watch how you blossom. Watch how these very wounds can open you up to a deeper understanding, aptitude for compassion and empathy, depth of character, and strength of spirit..... Your pain doesn't have to be in vain. Love and light. ♥️Leila ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’m taking on the challenge to sale 31 books in 31 days. Will you help me reach my goal?
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Synopsis: The Fight of My Life is for those who are in the middle of a spoken promise and the manifestation. This is for those who have done all they can, the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, are now standing still, but find that their legs are becoming weak because they have been standing for so long. This is for those who have become frustrated in the waiting. The obstacles that you face were never meant to kill you. They were only intended to make you stronger, and while sometimes they may seem to have the upper hand, and they may seem to be wiping the life out of you, stand confident in knowing that there is life in you yet. There is only one way out of this battle and that is alive. This is the fight of your life, but it was designed for you to win.
If you feel stuck, or alone I just want you to know your not alone and you will get through this because it is not your destiny!
I was sitting here about to write a post and felt this wave of fear and stress come over me then I was almost filled with anger, how dare the enemy push and pull us around like rag dolls, we must fight against these feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, rage and run to God our saviour! Nothing can separate us from his love 💗 it’s not time to give up, it’s time to start fighting for happiness. #jesus #love #scotland #encouragement #God
I am SO excited about the feedback on this needed topic! The closer we get to the release date, the more joy I feel about walking in my purpose of helping others heal! 🤗
Do you know that every thought you bring into your mind causes a chemical reaction in your body that literally creates and reinforces neural connections in your brain - based on your beliefs attached to those thoughts?
In 2019 we are undoing the damage done to our brains stemming from poor beliefs, trauma and toxic incoming information, and we are creating and strengthening Good, Positive and Wholesome Connections! Yes, You have the Power to change the structure of your own brain!
In my new book “THE PETAL PSYCHOLOGY” I will be explaining in detail what happens to our brains when unhealthy, negative and toxic thoughts are allowed to take up space and how to replace these thoughts with long lasting, positive ones. This book is complete with diagrams of the brain and neurons (brain cells) and breaks information down in easy to understand terminology so that even children will be able to learn from it! Click on the link in my Bio or inbox me for more information and to Pre-Order your copy today!
And remember, “the neurons that fire together, wire together!” Happy thinking!!! 💭💕
Professor Lo 🤓💕
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Wisdom, respect and love. ❤
"Young as the morning. Old as the sea." ♥
Just your pizza girl feeling so thankful today. I took this photo from one of the best trips I've had with family, and it is so me, you know? I'm a girl who loves to enjoy her own peace, and takes pride in her independence. There are things we overlook in this life. Things we step upon without realizing their worth. Paths we should've taken, decisions we could've made. But I'm happy where I am, and it's a shame that I haven't felt that way for a very long time. I hope that as you face this new day, you look back on the you ten yrs ago and see how far you've come already. And as you put on your shoes and step out of the doorstep, I hope you go ALL OUT. Be strong. You may not see it, but God is working on something really good for you behind the scenes. You're in good hands. 😘
QOTD: How do you feel about yourself today? What keeps you going? 🌇
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Your body deserves the best.
This year I have goals. Not just health goals. Business goals, mom goals, financial goals and personal goals. I’ve always been a motivated person but something ab this new me has sparked even more motivation in so many areas of my life.
One big goal was to get comfortable in the gym this year and it’s going very well so far! I always like to be real and raw with everyone and being real ab my fear of the gym has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone of just not going the gym and making myself go and get uncomfortable, I know that I will never reach the goals I want for MYSELF if I stayed in the comfort zone of not going.
If you’re following my journey and need some help yourself don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Let’s learn and grow together!
“Message slapped me, wake up!!” As children of God, we always want to help those in need. We were placed here to love and help one another, but we must be careful. Sometimes satan will send you someone that looks like they could use your help, and your first instinct is to be a good Christian and help them, but they were really sent by the enemy to try and steal, kill, and destroy your destiny. Some of them were never really suffering. Their greed for more of what you had attracted them to you in hopes of receiving enough strength to betray you again. Because they didn't succeed in taking you out the first time, they wanted a second chance to finish the job.
If you look like you're doing better without them, they'll come back trying to take a to-go plate, to go share your food elsewhere. They want to hold onto what they have, while taking what you have, so you'll be left with less, and they'll have more, then they'll betray you after. Some of you have dealt with individuals who took from you, only to later on find out that they went and used what you could give somewhere else. The sad part about it was the fact that it was your last, but you gave it to them anyways. This is why God hasn't released the blessings He desires to release to you yet. Because these demons are lurking and sniffing around waiting for that blessing to come through, and because of your heart, you might mess around and hand it over to them all over again. .
Until God sees that you can no longer be fooled by them and you're spiritually strong enough to see through their witchcraft, He isn't going to release it. Once He does, make sure you do not give away your blessings to them. The same way it hurt you to see them give your blessings to another, is the same way it's going to hurt God to see you give His blessings to them. If they're suffering, let them go find their strength in God. God only wants you helping and sowing into good ground, and they're not good. That's why you never see what you invest in them return back to you. Whether it's love, kindness, support or finance. Their demons have made them into a black hole that sucks every good thing into them, while spewing out nothing
“You can’t lose If you don’t quit!! “ thanks @autumncalabrese
I may have slightly slacked over Christmas & the holidays, but I didn’t let that keep me from moving forward!
This is a little hard to post, because these pants are not forgiving 😆😆 , and i did gain some fluff...but this is 14 days into my 80 day program!!
14!! Down 10 lbs! (Yeah it might seem like a lot in a short amount of time, but ya gotta figure some of that was a small amount of holiday weight 😆)
Down 2.4% body fat! Up 1% muscle mass! Down 3/4” in my waist & 1 1/2” in my hips!
This is dedication, goal setting, working hard, not quitting, planning...this is also timed nutrition! These things work, but you have to want it!!
This is NOT easy, but if you want it, you’ll do it! What is stopping you??!
It’s always more fun with a group! We have a fantastic group of women uplifting, encouraging & pushing each other. We have super flexible workouts and programs, DELICIOUS superfood shakes with ALL the nutrients! Seriously, what is stopping you?!
Like this post, click the link in my profile, DM me...just get a hold of me 😁😁 and I’ll hook you up!
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I have seen this posted several times, and you may have too. Here is a slightly condensed version. As I read this, I thought of Hebrews 10:24-25. This verse encourages us to keep gathering together. The church was given to us so that we could encourage one another.
Church is hard.
Church is hard for the person afraid of judgement.
Church is hard for the pastor’s and the deacons’ family.
Church is hard for the ones broken and battered by the world.
Church is hard for the girl who looks like she has it all together.
Church is hard for the couples and the singles and the widowed.
Church is hard for the person singing worship songs, overwhelmed by the weight of the lyrics.
Church is hard for the man insecure in his role as a leader.
Church is hard for the wife who longs to be led by a righteous man.
Church is hard for the nursery volunteer who longs for a baby to love.
Church is hard for the teenage girl, ashamed of her mistakes.
Church is hard for the sinners.
Church is hard for me.
It’s hard because on the outside it all looks perfect. Sunday best in behavior and dress. But, underneath those layers, you find a body of imperfect people.
Here is the beauty of church—
Church isn’t a building, mentality, or expectation, it’s a BODY.
Church is a group of sinners, saved by grace, living in fellowship as saints.
Church is a body of believers bound as brothers and sisters by an eternal love.
Church is a holy ground where sinners stand as equals before the Throne of Grace.
Church is a refuge for broken hearts and a training ground for mighty warriors.
Church is a converging of confrontation and invitation. Where sin is confronted and hearts are invited to seek restoration.
Church is a lesson in faith and trust.
Church is a bearer of burdens and a giver of hope.
Church is a family coming together, setting aside differences, forgetting past mistakes, rejoicing in the smallest of victories.
Church, the body, and the circle of sinners-turned-saints, is where He resides, and if we ask, He is faithful to come.
Running into a big year like... Just kidding it’s actually been more like pulling on the reins of a horse that doesn’t want to go anywhere and I’m the horse that doesn’t want to go anywhere 😂. -
We are switching gears in a few different areas of life right now which means really digging into what’s working for us and what’s not. I’ve been having trouble finding the words to describe how life has felt lately, which is rather unlike me. -
I’m praying that as we grow this year I can hold onto the same ideas as little Jase in this picture: Always run towards the people that matter most and don’t stray from the path that we have been created for, no matter how difficult it may feel in the moment.
I heard they found a way to see through walls.
Do they have the sight to see my scars.
And can they find a way to view who we are.
Or does such vision just exist in the far.
And can incisions ever fix all the vying that persists.
Can a needle cure the evil through the arm.
I’m told they have the means to travel to the stars.
But can’t journey to the start of the savage in our hearts.
So if I’m ravaged and afraid
Damaged and apart, tired of charades.
How can I clear the smoke that billows.
Wade through to cope and chisel out a life that’s worthy and of praise.
Thanks to my girl Olivia @oliviajheyward
(She’s top row, far left) for allowing me to come in on behalf of my company @mygracedavid
and speak to her girls about entrepreneurship! I had a blast!
These Girls were engaging and totally hilarious! I love when graceDavid gets a chance to empower women and girls. Every step brings me closer to my goal/purpose. I do it for Naija 🇳🇬!
CHECK IT OUT it's me servin' looks at 17 externally while deteriorating in agony internally and falling into the pits of addiction and self-destruction while doing a pretty O.K. (??) job at concealing it /// peep that hole in the wall as a physical display of my internal rage birthed from utter powerlessness && that piece of space-scape cloth on the wall that was covering an even bigger hole :•) +
Very glad i'm not in that environment anymore wOw, and yet, you can take the human out of an abusive environment but doing so doesn't immediately take the abusive environment out of the human. +
Quite frankly, it's too easy to feel like you're "broken beyond repair" at times, I know. But don't ever forget that our bodies and minds adapt to toxic environments exactly as they should & are wired to. Nothing is wrong with you, your experience of yourself is merely the byproduct of a society that is unsafe in too many ways to count. Your body and mind has served to protect you, for very good reasons. You're not a mess, your childhood was a mess & you were forced to carry someone else's mess far before you were capable of even beginning to understand it. You've done your best, and now we're left to clean up a mess of what we no longer wish to perpetuate. If you feel like you're "too much," you're not alone. I feel like "too much" too. It's valid to feel the way you do, even if it's not true.
Take one step at a time sweetie, we got this 💪🏼💜🌿⭐️
listen to the picture, it’s true //
I’m an introverted extrovert.. I love being around people, making new friends, and going on new adventures. But it drains my energy. If I go out and talk to people the whole day, I need to rest and be alone at night. I recharge when I’m alone and if I forget to take a break, the next day it makes it really hard to for me to be social with anyone and I seclude myself completely.
Finding the right balance is key. If any of you can relate to this, remember to take a break once in a while, go outside and be alone for a while and let yourself breathe and recharge.
I say this because I’ve met many people that are always tired and they are not sure why. And when I teach them this super easy trick, they realize all the needed is some “me time”.