The truth is if you can’t love and accept all of who someone is in this very moment you will never really be able to love and accept them whole heartedly. For they will become who they were destined to become, not who you want them to become. You can’t expect someone to transform into your idea of who they should be. You have no control over anyone but yourself. What I have uncovered about love is that it must be given unconditionally without expecting anything in return. If you find someone who loves you unconditionally in return, honour that. And if you don’t then seek it and you will find it. We all want love, we are made of love and we all want to be loved and accepted for who we are, it gives us wings, it elevates our soul. But if you give love and expect something in return, ask yourself:
Am I setting up a negative attachment? When you love a child or an animal you don’t love and nurture them and expect something in return. So why would you a lover or a friend? If the relationship is toxic then leave it but if there is mutual love there nurture it. Give the love you seek to yourself and magnetically you will attract it. If you can’t love them now maybe you should set them free.
Following your heart can come with many sacrifices, and you must be prepared for the judgements and opinions of others. If you have reached a point in your life where you do want to change, you need to be prepared that not everyone will be willing to come along for the ride. Your passion and enthusiasm may sometimes get you into trouble with those who don’t share it. Some people will be ready to pounce and criticise you for many reasons. You can either let the Negative Nigel's affect you or you can use what they have to say to empower you to want to travel your path even more...your choice. Remember, you are the architect of your life.
When is the right moment? There is no right moment. You kinda just go for it.
The only competition you should be concerned about is the one in the mirror.
Change is scary. It’s the unknown. It’s what lies ahead.
It’s the “‘what-if.”
“What if I fail?”
But what if you don’t? Or so what if you do?
Change is difficult. It’s pure laziness or you don’t like the lack of control or the uncertainty of worse outcomes, bruised egos, embarrassment or failing. Most of the time hate losing more than you love winning.
But, if you don’t learn to embrace change and if you don’t move forward, you will be left behind.
What i’ve realized is that you can’t go searching for defining moments. they won’t come.
You have to create those moments and decisions yourself.
you can’t wait until the world tells you that you are ready, and you certainly can’t wait for the validation of someone else before you can move on.
the only validation that matters is your own.
If you want to get something done for yourself, don’t ask for permission, just go and do it.
Deciding wasn’t easy.
But if you don’t take risks, you WILL stay stuck the same place.
It is impossible to grow without risks and failure.
No one is going to care more about your dreams and success than yourself.
That’s why i am embracing change, and yeah, i’m even looking forward to struggles and failure too.
Because where there’s uncomfort, there’s growth.
Değişim korkutucu. Bilinmeyen. 'Ya olmazsa'. "Ya başaramazsam?" Peki ya başarırsan?
Veya başaramadıysan ne çıkar?
Değişimi ve risk almayı nasıl kucaklayacağini öğrenemezsen, akan zamana ayak uyduramazsın, arkada kalırsın.
Güzel anları yakalamak için aramaya çıkamazsın. Bu anlar sana asla gelmez. Bunları senin yaratman gerekir. Karar verme gücüne senin sahip olman gerekir. Dünyanın sana hazır olduğunu, yola çıkabilecek güce sahip olduğunu söylemesini bekleme. Hareket etmek için bir başkasının onayını bekleme. Tek onay yetkisi sana ait, tek önem taşıyanda bu.
İzin isteme, git ve yap. Karar vermek kolay değil biliyorum. Ama risk almazsan olduğun yerde kalırsın. Risk almadan büyümek neredeyse imkansız.
Kimse hayallerini ve başarılarını senin kadar önemsemeyez. Bu yüzden değişimi kucaklıyorum, hatta karşılaşacağım tüm güçlükleri ve başarısızlıkları da dört gözle bekliyorum. Çünkü konforun olmadığı yerde, büyüme ve gelişme var.
here is a pair of clear quartz. ✨💫🌙 I’ll be sorting more crystals today too. 💗 These are yours if you’d like them though.
I am bones and sweat and blood and tears
I am shaking voices and stumbling fears
I am the curves, too many emotions, and never the right colored skin
I am the one who bare’s life to all of your kin
I am what lives and flows through the veins to which each season are spawned upon
I am the echoing howl the wolves stand on
I am the brilliant minds gone unspoken
I am the empowered gone unawoken
I am bone’s and sweat and blood and tears.
I am the living injustice from the women’s years.
I stand with the women who’s entire lives were built to make mine fine.
I stand with the women that no longer stand right here in line.
So I stand in front of you, a woman beyond her years only because the women before her stood to grind societies gears.
I am, women
#women #female #standinyourpower #love #wearewomen #risingwomen #poetry #poems #spokenword #wordart #ecofeminism #quoteoftheday
I get so caught up in everyone else’s dreams and goals...I lose myself and my direction in the process. Definitely working on being a better cheerleader for myself and having my own back. #onmyjourney #journeywithpurpose #staytruetoyou
FORGIVENESS. As I was driving to my daughter's daycare this morning, my thoughts went straight to a place of realizing the joy of forgiveness. To a place of realizing how much my heart felt free and full of love knowing I am able to forgive others and myself. •
Forgiveness is super important to our health and our all around wellbeing. When we hold anger and/or resentment towards others and ourselves it slowly kills us from the inside out. It can cause anxiety, depression, disease, etc. Forgiving doesn't mean excusing the action that has taken place, but it becomes an understanding deep within that you let go of "what happened" and are building yourself a life from love.
What or who do you need to forgive? When you think about this question, where does your body feel discomfort? Did you notice anything?
There are many tools and techniques to help you discover your power of forgiveness. Message me to learn more. •
#forgiveness #forgiveyourself #forgiveothers #powerofthemind #standinyourpower #empoweryourself #knowyourworth #knowledgeispower #knowthyself #lovelife #lovewithin #heartcentered #cometogether #letyourselffeel #letgoofthepast #powerofforgiveness
Respect is not to be earned.
It is intrinsic.
Compassion is not to be conditional.
It is inherent.
Love is not a bartering chip.
It is the INNATE TRUTH at the core of ALL THINGS.
This is the path home, to your own Self, Beloved.
You've been on it for so long.
... yet the EXQUISITE richness of the process, the GLORIOUS unraveling of countless, delicious layers, just keeps deepening.
YOU. Know. Your. Worth.
The fundamental, inextricable deserving, which dwells in your very bones.
In your blood.
In your sacred Heartbeat.
So where's the disconnect?
The barely discernable thorn of doubt, distrust, disbelief, which leads you to continue calling in anything less than pure perfection.
You run this show.
You're writer, director, producer and lead.
So, let's get really real here... You. Owe. NO ONE explanation, neither rationalization nor apology, for the unfettered GLORY which your naturally, inexorably ARE.
You are abundance, embodied.
You are magic, made manifest.
You are living, breathing LIGHT.
You are a fractal iteration of this entire holographic universe, witnessing itself unfold through your precious, luminous eyes.
You are an indispensable part of this magnificent, Cosmic affair.
You are INFINITELY righteous.
You deserve peace.
You deserve ease.
You deserve bliss.
You are love, limitless.
Always, and in all ways. -e
SCHÖN, DASS ES MICH GIBT
Ja, Du hast richtig gelesen…ich feiere mich heute selbst. Und
das mache ich nicht nur heute, an meinem 44. Geburtstag!
Ich feiere mich seit geraumer Zeit täglich selbst und freue mich darüber, dass ich lebe.
Ich war schon immer lebensfroh und optimistisch. Doch in diesem Jahr ist in mir so viel passiert, dass ich jeden Tag dankbar bin. .
Ich habe endlich verinnerlicht, dass ich für alles selbst verantwortlich bin, was in meinem Leben ist und was passiert.
Durch dieses Bewusstsein gepaart mit tiefem Urvertrauen komme ich mehr in mehr in einen Flow.
Noch vor ein paar Jahren war ich ziemlich einsam. Ständige Orts- und Arbeitswechsel schienen Beziehung unmöglich zu machen. Mehr und mehr begriff ich, dass es in mir war, dass ich mich nicht wirklich tief verbinden konnte. Anfang 2017 lud ich „Verbindung“ in mein Leben ein. Beruflich, mit Familie, Freunden und auch Männern. Und wie heisst es doch gleich: Am Anfang war das Wort….
Mein Umfeld ist mehr als bereichernd, liebevoll, herzlich und inspirierend. Ich bedanke mich dafür jeden Tag. Und ich will heute einfach mal DANKE sagen. .
Schön, dass es EUCH gibt.
LOTS OF LOVE,
I’m not sure if this is a new concept, but I started making these beautiful raw crystal earrings. It’s very hard finding crystal nuggets this small, so I have to buy them in a large bulk; not clean and covered in dirt and dust. It’s such an amazing process to make a pair of these earring. Sorting hundreds of dirty crystals, washing, cleansing and scrubbing them, letting them dry under the energy of the sun and moon, trying to find similar sizes to make a pair and finally...the actual construction. I will be selling these for $17 a pair. Right now, I have only a few pairs. (Due to the process stated above. 😂) I have citrine (pictured) clear quartz and sodalite. I have thousands of crystals to sort and cleanse....so I will have more eventually. The awesome thing about these earrings...they can go anywhere with you: plane, train, car, hiking, camping, dog walking. #crystalhealingjewlery #onmyjourney #crystaljourney #crystalearrings
Give it all away, all the love you have.
Don’t hold onto it. The minute you give it all away you begin to fill up with even more love, it’s endless.
Even though they may not receive it all and some of it may fall away, they will feel it.
Even though you may never really know what’s going on in someone’s heart or head, your love may be what sets them free.
Give it all away, all the love you have, expect nothing in return and watch it all come flooding back.... right back to you. 💖
Have you ever felt like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and thought to yourself, “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto”.
When our lives are being turned upside down and it feels like we are in the middle of a tornado., we need to believe that we are being prepared.
We are being prepared for our best life, if we consciously choose to listen to what the universe is telling us.
When everything is going wrong, and nothing seems to be going right... know that the universe is trying to remove things so that the new can come in to your life.
This is the time that we need to follow the yellow brick road.
Surrender. Trust. Have faith and hope. Just like Dorothy did on her journey to Emerald City.
Trust the universe to know what is for your highest and best.
Sometimes being still in moments and not worrying about the future is one of the hardest things to do especially when our mind and bodies are trained to think of every bad thing that could happen.
To help make it easier, in the moment grounding or meditations help tremendously!
They help us calm our bodies down, help our brain to slow, and helps us start to change our perspective of the current situation.
As a trauma therapist and a professor of human development, it’s amazing the benefits of stilling our minds has on both our physical and mental health.
Click on my link in my bio to sign up for SIMPLE, EASY, and FREE guided meditations to help get grounded in the moment.
We all don’t have to be spiritual gurus.
Grounding ourselves for even 5 minutes a day makes a difference!
You are strong. You are brave. You are fierce. You are love. You are light. You are good enough. You are courageous. You are worthy of the life you seek!!
Oh hey y’all! Sorry mama has been busy over at @thequeenofconfidence
putting down some truth about saying NO.
Y’all. Listen to me.
Saying no is soooo damn liberating.
I am so passionate about this topic that I did a whole podcast episode on it.
It’s called: Be kind, say NO.
If you have ever people pleased or struggled to say no cause you do t want to “be mean” please please head over to SPOTIFY, ANCHOR or APPLE PODCAST and search for:
THE CONFIDENCE CHRONICLES - I hope it serves 🙏🏽💕
Cardio/abs/treadmill. Burned about 500 cals in that hour.. almost didnt push play. Rest day is Sunday.. gotta keep pressing
It's just not that serious, be kind, love, forgive yourself & others 💜
I am so grateful to call this "work" my job. When my daughter was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at the tender age of 16, I dove into my holistic test kitchen and developed detoxes and meals that are wholesome, delicious, portable and teenage-friendly. We found her root cause of PCOS and cured it, without ever taking a single synthetic medication. Two years later, she was completely healed, and remains symptom-free now 8 years later. Through the process of curing my daughter's PCOS, my heart was opened to the incredible healing power of food, and it is my joy to be witness to so many incredible growth and healing processes every day! If you are interested in working with me, you can send me an email at: theholisticwoman(at)gmail.com. For more information, visit www.theholisticwoman.com. Namaste
#claimyourhealth #womenempowerment #womanhood #detox #holistichealing #holistichealth #loveyourself #freeyourself #beyourself #healyourself #youdeserveit #loveheals #healingfood #awaken #thetimeisnow #healthcoach #standinyourpower #reclaimyourhealth #sunset #detoxyourbody #healthyliving #healthyhappyhormones #balance #naturalhealing
I met @lesliehaas
in 2012 at a fashion show, imagine that😜. Since then, we have seen each other through many ups and downs, building our career from the ground up with a desire to impact and grow our communities.
Months ago, I nominated Leslie for an award and excited to receive an email today that she was chosen out of 120 nominees for excellence in both career and community work. .
So proud of you girl and look forward to celebrating your success with you at the “Greenville’s Best and Brightest Awards Ceremony” in a few weeks.
I’m so excited to be a part of this beautiful retreat. See www.lovegoga.com for more details. #Repost @lovegogaatl
We would like to invite all of those who are in the process of healing to a very special retreat at Atlantis Dream Farm. Introducing...SOULCATION. September 29th 10am - 1pm. Join us for a retreat that will renew your mind, body and soul. You’ll enjoy: guest speakers, massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, pranic healing, intuitive astrologist readings, GOGA, guided meditation and lunch. Registration is open now for 20 participants. More details on our website: www.lovegoga.com #healingenergy #timetoheal #healingjourney
Disturb the peace. Fight for justice. Raise your voice. Be seen. Be heard. Be proud. Rest in power, queen.
There is a barely perceptible scent of autumn on the breeze as it softly caresses my cheek. It’s mid August. Late afternoon sunlight warms the concrete beneath my bare feet. I'm smoking a filterless, hand-rolled cigarette, and pacing nervously outside a red brick townhouse of typical mid-century, Midwestern construction. It's an unusually temperate afternoon on Chicago's west side, and after an exceptionally hot summer, the entire city seems to be heaving a deep sigh of relief.
I’m 17 years old. My world is about to change drastically, and swiftly.
A black sedan with police plates slows to a stop and parks at the curb directly in front of the rough, cement steps of the townhouse. The passenger door of the sedan opens, and I recognize the familiar, stern yet compassionate face of the middle-aged detective with whom I have recently had a great deal of contact. It’s been under 48 hours since I last saw him. Two nights ago, he’d called me down to the station, where he’d stood by as I picked the man who brutally assaulted me out of a criminal line-up.
He is well dressed, though unshaven. His demeanor is warm enough, but there’s an unusual air of solemnity about his carriage. He steps toward me. “You wanna go inside to talk.” This feels more like a statement than a question. I stamp out my cigarette butt with a naked heel, and say, as if by reflex, “I’d rather stay out here.” “Fair enough” he obliges, and we sit down on the steps, side by side, both gazing distantly across the street. I watch in my peripheral vision, as he leans forward, resting his forearms on his knees, and exhales heavily. Pulling a fresh pack of high-end smokes from his collared shirt pocket, he wordlessly removes and lights two, passing one to me. After taking a long, slow drag, I find myself saying, “Whatever it is, detective, just tell me.” He turns to face me, looking me in the eyes for the first time since his arrival, and now I see that he has clearly been crying.
His words echo in my mind like thunder “I’m so sorry, kid… he’s HIV positive.” #BreatheBeloved #Moments #Life #Authenticity #StandInYourStory #StandInYourPower #NewParadigm #SelfPortrait #Selfie #ShotOnCanon #AdobeCC #Love