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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Growing and pains

You have to go through the labor pains to give birth to the life you want... Iyanla Vanzant

It's part of growth and change! and things may be uncomfortable! Why fight it? Here's a bit of advice, don't fight it, you will get beat, it will bear you up! Get your mind in gear that changes, growth and differences will involve some sort of discomfort! That's just the way it is!
Peace!!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Radio Interview with Andrea Garrison Feedback and Comments!

The interview was a lot of fun yesterday!
Check it out, let me know what you think


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onlinewithandrea/2014/10/21/what-did-i-learn-today?fb_action_ids=10152499983173178&fb_action_types=og.comments


Comments so far include

"Very uplifting and empowering interview. Just as honesty and simplicity are woven throughout the book, those characteristics also rang through in this interview. Go on ADE! Keep inspiring!"

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Radio Interview on Today at 7.20 pm Eastern Time, tune in..

. Learn to center yourself in your true being - Deepak Chopra (he's a boss!!)

Andrea, the radio host, called me this week to chat! She wanted to chat with me before we went on air today! What a wonderful conversation! We chatted like ole buddies! I told her if this is what your show will be like I am stoked!! excited as ever! She said " You promote authenticity, so that's how I came to you" What an absolutely wonderful thing to say!

Show up as yourself, every single time! The fakeness nope, no no no, it is too much work let me tell you I have been down that road! People see through you anyways! there is nothing that you can hide, nothing!
And when you encounter people who know! they just know!
Now, I can smell in-authenticity a mile away, I just smile and pray for them to realise how awesome it is to just be you!
Just be you boo!
Peace!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onlinewithandrea/2014/10/21/what-did-i-learn-today

Monday, 20 October 2014

Open mind... Willing Spirit

Your story can't begin until you begin it...it's in your hands and it has been for quite some time.... Elizabeth Gilbert, author


I went to a Buddhist meeting yesterday, first time I have ever been! I didn't even know that there was a following in Port of Spain, by now I know things always happen when they are supposed to!
A few years ago I went to India and a lady told me about the principles and how it helped her in her life's journey and at that time I was really interested because I thought the principles were really universal and incorporated people living a better conscious life, here I am now minding my own business having lunch alone one day last month who should walk into the place but the lady I met in India! We sat chatting and catching up and she invited me to the meeting this Sunday! I am so happy that I went, to share in their expression of love and making the world a better place, it really reminded me that there is really only one of us here and if we all live by that people will be treated with more respect, dignity and compassion! So I want to thank her for the invitation and I want to say I am proud of me for keeping an open mind by attending! You just never know where and when the lessons appear!

Look out for me on Online Radio with Andrea tomorrow at 7.20pm
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onlinewithandrea/2014/10/21/what-did-i-learn-today


Saturday, 18 October 2014

I press on

We choose to grow by letting go of what’s no longer working. Sometimes this requires some mourning. Go there with your full heart and soul. Danielle La Porte


My grandma was a grandma at my age, she was a young hip lady who told her grandchildren at least the three she had at the time to call her "mummy" in public! She has always been the one running the show. She's considerably older now well into her 80's and we have always wondered how she was so strong, she plants her own food, still drives and is involved in community groups. She's ill now and its been tough for me to accept, I have been pulling out all the lessons learnt this week, so much so I sometimes cannot even go and visit her or talk on the phone!
I sat down with her this week and she asked me "How you really doing Yak?" I just looked at her, you are ill and you asking me! She said, have some principles in your life and stand on them and when you do everyone will benefit whether they agree with you or not! Use your spirituality to guide you and don't buy into and listen to any foolishness about you are full of sin and have to be guilty
I was like, why are you talking so? Talk normal, let's talk politics! We always have hours of talk about politics and that's what we spent the rest of the time doing but I know I have to make some changes and find acceptance of her being slower and less feisty than before! I press on and ask for the guidance!
Peace!

Friday, 17 October 2014

It will be worth it!

Reality is never frightening. It is impossible that it could upset me. Reality brings only perfect peace. When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions I made up.ACIM


The key to living the truth of who you are (read: no fear, except the fear that keeps you out the way of moving trucks etc) is to unlearn what you have been taught in fear.  

Hold on, it's going to get rough for a bit...

And yes, it can take time (usually always) to unlearn.

And yes, it's may not be easy (usually not) to unlearn.

And yes, you will want to go back to what you know.

And yes, some people will have something to say about it - in protest or joining.

And yes, you will have a battle in your mind for a while as you reshuffle.

And yes, you will jump back and forth between fear (insane) and love (sane) for a time, because fear doesn't leave the building easily when asked.

And yes, you will need to discipline yourself.

And yes, you will need do the very things you fear the most (give up guilt, shame, fear itself, doubt, sabotage).

And yes, you will need to do work on you, as in change your thinking.

And yes, you will need to challenge all those beliefs and values you think are you (but they aren't, if they change, so can you).

And yes, you will need to have hard conversations - with yourself and others.

And yes, you will need to whip your ass into paying attention and staying awake (until you're up for good).

And yes, you will get upset when you don't know what the hell you believe anymore.

And yes, you will hate the process for a time.

And yes, you will have to admit exactly what life it is you want to live - no shame, no guilt, no apologies.

And yes, you will have to take massive action and believe in something bigger and greater than you.

And yes, you will have to cut out the BS, excuses and what if's.

And yes, you will need bravery and courage to find your inner bravery and courage! 
So what’s it to be peeps?
I really mean, stop being the person that goes so far with their ideas and plans, sees a hurdle and then quits

 Peace!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Take a risk ..... every single day

Why you? Because there’s no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow isn’t soon enough.
— Donna Brazile



I have learnt that I grow when I take risks! When I do things that push me out of my comfort zone I consider it taking risks! I do something small daily to get me into the habit of taking risks and pushing myself! It may be as simple as a phone call to someone who may tell me NO! I do something daily to push me out of my comfort zone which is where the magic lives! I like magical living!

What do you do to push yourself? Get into the habit of doing something at least once a week, you will see how it becomes easier and easier to take steps to living the life that you really want
How many times have you said I want to do this but....  to make that leap start with the small things and drop me a line letting me know how it goes
Push yourself!
Peace!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How do you want to feel?

Do you have a vision for your life? Can you without a doubt say how you want your life to be, how you want to feel, what qualities are important to you?
If you cannot, take some time to think about it and write it down, again- take some time to think about it and WRITE IT DOWN!
See yourself as the ideal you and move towards that every day! I think this was one of the best lessons and piece of advice I received over the past 3 years
What do you want for yourself? and I am not talking about a car, a house, a new flat screen TV! Sure you want those things and to live a comfortable life but I mean
How do you want to feel? How do you want to show up? How do you want to serve?
Do you want to be courageous, authentic, honorable, powerful?

I remembered that in a meeting yesterday and it became so easy when they asked me to do something and I said, I'm sorry this does in no way fit into the vision that I have for myself!
There was no hesitation on my part to say it and it felt pretty darn good to say it as well
Three years ago I could not say that!
So get a vision, and get it quick!
Peace!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The treasure never does the hunting!

The ego tries to convince you that what you have seen is something you lack instead of something you already have. "In You is everything I hope to find already given me" (1:6). You are what you have been looking for. ACIM


Just when I think I have to search for something, have a situation under control or feel I am missing something so I set out a plan to strive for it an event comes along to put me back on track! I love The Course in Miracles, it is one of my favourite pieces of work, it says I am already what I have been looking for! So to me that says,. hey you, stop searching for the proverbial it! You're it! Tap into it! Tap into you! And I just exhale!

The treasure never does the hunting. Do you know you are the treasure? Yes you are! And don't you forget it!

There is nothing lacking in you! It really is just that simple! Believe that! 

Peace!!