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Monday, 29 September 2014

Light ah fyah!

Release is evident of TRUST! Unknown

I think yesterday was one of my most humblest and grateful moments! I was asked to come and do a talk to a group of women in NYC, I could not do it, my schedule did not allow for this to happen. They insisted that they wanted to talk about my book at their gathering! I spoke to my publicist and she agreed to go and answer any questions. She called me after so excited and happy.

"This was so awesome, they read from your book, asked questions, want to meet you and want to do it again with you there"

"Are you serious?"

"Yes, as a heart attack"

"They really resonated with your story and have asked me for eleven books as well"

She went on and on about how the fire spread and I light it and I was not even there!

I felt a swell of humility and gratitude that I smiled all day

People I am sharing this story to say, do you! Do you and keep doing you! There's no need for perfection, only willingness and authenticity.
 According to Deepak Chopra  "You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge.It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment."

I am challenging you today to do the very thing that you fear, the very thing you say you cannot do!
Take it from me, the feeling is awesome!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

How do you see the world?

You don't see the world how it is, you see the world how you are! L.A. Watkins

How do you see the world? Do you see it as rough, wrong, hard or do you see it as a journey, something to look forward to, inviting? How you see the world is what will reflect in what you do!

I heard the statement on Thursday and it resonated with me so much so that I stopped and asked myself the question!

Asking the question makes a difference to quite a bit of the decisions that I have made since them!


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Make the call...

I'm blowing up like you thought I would, call the crib, same number, same hood, its all good

And if you don’t know now you know Notorious BIG

NiNa Young Entrepreneurs Programme moves to Penal! South of the Island, to a new school, a new audience and a new team! I'm pretty excited! The Programme which focuses on teaching young women about empowerment through entrepreneurship is spreading! And even better, we were able to secure sponsorship from Republic Bank Limited, one of the country's leading banking institutions! I'm celebrating today this milestone of new school, new sponsor and transformation

This is a call to you, to do something that you always wanted to, to take the risk, make the call, write the email! And if you heard no, shake it off and move on again! I had a thousand no's but I pressed on and used what I had and the Universe is so gentle at times, there were people and friends who I asked for assistance who gave their precious time and energy to make this happen! Big Love to them all!

So I'm off! Things to do, people to see and places to go

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

If you don't know now you know!

You know very well, who you are, don't let them hold you down, reach for the stars! And if you don't know now you know Notorious BIG

So I ran the Green Race this morning, talk about jumping out the comfort zone! The Green Race is a 5 mile run on the North Coast Road that ends in a town called Arima! Up at 4 am asking myself why am I doing this? The answer was clear, jump out the comfort zone and show yourself that you can do it, then take that same mindset on the road knowing that you can do anything!
I did it! I am in awe of the human mind and body to produce results once the negative chatter is ignored all I was concerned was with finishing, running the whole way and being proud of me! And today I am!


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Live your own story. Don't try to edit someone else's!

Break loose! Free yourself from dysfunctional people who are experts at meeting their own needs at the expense of yours. Don't let people stay in your life who trample on your feelings or behave badly. Set clear boundaries so that you don't get caught up their maze of madness, or feel responsible for their life choices or consequences. Live in your own story. Don't try to edit someone else's. Les Brown

To let go is to not cut myself off, it is the realization that I cannot control another
To let go is not to enable but to allow learning from natural consequences
We feel that to let go is to admit powerlessness which means the outcome is not in our hands
To let go is not to try and change and blame another it’s to make the most of myself
To let go is not to care for but to care about
To let go is not to fix but to be supportive
It’s not to judge but to allow another to become another human being
How do we practice letting go?

Get yourself out of the way

Monday, 22 September 2014

All Change is not growth!

What is your life revolving around? Deborah L Johnson

Interesting question isn't it? Yea I thought so! What is my life revolving around? And when you get the answer you see what's really happening in your own world!

So lesson for the weekend, all change is not growth! Sometimes we want things to just be different, different people, different places, different things! And we end up having the same experiences, same life just with different people in a different place with different things and stuff!

All change is not growth! You take YOU where ever YOU go! Growth requires a choice, you have to choose it! Consciously choose it! And that is the start and maybe that is the end as well

So I sat down yesterday and asked myself, what is my life revolving around? I want it to revolve around love, faith, compassion and growth, then everything else will fall into place! I will make decisions based on those principles rather than on what society wants, what is the latest style and fashion, what I feel I need to be successful, what I need to do for money, and all the chattering imps that come into my head, its so much more fun that way!


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Be free to sit inside and quietly love

If you aren't so preoccupied with trying to be okay, you will be free to sit inside and quietly love, serve, and honor whatever naturally unfolds in front of you. When you reach this point, you are no longer living for yourself. You are interacting with life, but not for the purpose of being okay.Micheal Singer

Ok, the best book I have read this year is by Michael Singer called the Untethered Soul. The book pulled at every single one of my strings! So much good stuff in that small book! I must have reread every chapter about three times! Michael Singer talks about letting go, our relationship with our thoughts and awareness! I now have a totally different view on what letting go! I decided that I will practice his concept of letting go, which in my own mind I interpreted as opening my heart and letting things pass through rather than holding on to it, analysing it and then storing it for future use! Useless really! Why store stuff for no reason and then bring it up again when triggered?
So, for example, if something is bugging me, I let it go, one time, no sticking ( as we say in the local palance) right away I let it go, opening my heart refusing to keep it to avoid feeling uncomfortable, pain, or uncertainty! I just let it go! And presto, the feeling goes, when a new situation comes up, its a new attitude, not all the old crap from before that's been adding up forever! Feels pretty darn good!


Friday, 19 September 2014

Go create something today!

You can change what you see. You don't have to be trapped by it.

Nothing has to remain the way it is, and nothing is the way it is forever unless and until you say so. You really are in charge of your day-to-day experience. Really. (Neale Donald Walsh, author)

Started writing again, and what I have learnt is that we, all of us, were born to create! All, every single one of us put on this earth, have the ability to create! Creation is our birthright! Why do we spend time tearing down, running from our creative power, trying to fix life and people and things? Because of fear! We are afraid of mostly our own power! We are afraid of the unknown, what people would say, what they think, how we're going to survive! Fear changes everything!
But hey, fear is there and if we play into it life will be boring and stressful as hell!

Create something today, do something with the power that you were given by the Universe, it could be a cake, a mug of mauby ( that's a type of drink from Trinidad with a bitter taste but somehow I love the thing!), the creation doesn't have to be earth shattering its just something that stirs a passion in you, something that makes you feel good, makes the world a better place!
And when you create it let it go! Stop worrying about it, if it's good, if its successful, what people would say, here we go again!! Create it, love it, let it go and create again!
 There is no need to strive and struggle and stress! The supreme creator only creates good! And we are all part of the supreme!
Oh, the book will be out early 2015, stay tuned!!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Who told you that you're not enough?

What’s driving your habit to improve? Are you fixing your flaws, or are you exploring your potential? Are you inviting the real you to emerge, or are you trying to cure your so-called shortcomings? DLP

Thank you Chela Davidson for pointing this out to me! Big love!
We’re so inside it that it’s almost impossible to imagine what we’d do with our time if we weren’t trying to make more money, look more perfect, acquire more stuff or be mo’ better. So what would happen if we were actually operating from a place of sufficiency rather than lack? Would we let ourselves go? Would we lose all drive? Would we not buy anything ever again? Well, we would probably stop associating sugar water with happiness, that’s for damn sure.
This question, that comes in many forms, is posed a lot as rebuttal: If I truly believed I was enough and I had enough, wouldn’t I just become complacent? Lazy? Nothing more than a disgraceful lump of everything I’ve been working my tail off not to degenerate into?
 Experiencing adequacy, sufficiency, and self-acceptance doesn’t make us complacent, they make us brave; they give us a view beyond ourselves to stretch into with gifts in hand. They give us a foundation of wholeness from which to express ourselves and offer our care and creativity.
 It is impossible to have a healthy relationship with someone who has no boundaries, with someone who cannot communicate directly and honestly. Learning how to set boundaries is a necessary step in learning to be a friend to ourselves. It is our responsibility to take care of ourselves - to protect ourselves when it is necessary.
Operating from a place of sufficiency, feeling our own adequacy and not being identified with lack, all the while still growing our capacities, exploring our limitations and moving toward something beyond ourselves, requires us to be able to hold the paradox of it all. And yes, it is a paradox. Complete as we are AND creating, expanding and serving from that completeness