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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Create Anything

Creativity demands that you step to the plate to offer your truth. It asks that you sit down and do something, anything, even if you’re not feeling it. Creativity asks that you don’t judge what comes out. And that you understand some creations will be gold and others shit. Creativity is the process, not the outcome.
Creative people? They show up. They create. So, if you want to be more creative that’s all you really have to do. Quiet the resistance in your mind and step up and start creating anything. Maxie McCoy


This weekend, Trinidad and Tobago celebrates their annual Carnival celebrations, the place is pumped and hyped with activities, parties, shows, fun, laughter and dancing. Many people do not participate as they believe its a time for indecent revellery I see it differently I see a country creating, one that is making happiness out of nothing and it is pretty beautiful in my sight
It teaches me that the world is how we view it, if we view it with love, we see love and vice versa
no matter what
It is a weekend were friends meet, little or no sleep and all that goes along with it
I love this time of year, everyone is involved, children, elderly folks, mummies, daddies, grannies. We create - building a bridge from nothing to something
Whereever I am in the world I find myself back here for this season
Give thanks
Peace


Friday, 24 February 2017

Please remove

Commitment arrives when all of your doors to excuses are nailed shut - Rev. Deborah L Johnson


Dear God
Please remove all blocks to my growth, to my greatness, to my magnificence
Please remove my judgement of myself and others
Please remove my need to prove others wrong and me right
Please remove my lack of discipline especially of my mind

And so it is
Peace

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Freedom

The rewards of freedom are infinite. So are the rewards of integrity – though the “right thing” takes some heavy lifting sometimes. I do what I say I’m going to do. If I change my mind, I explain myself, quickly.  Danielle La Porte
What does freedom feel like to you?
What does it look like to you?
How does it look on you?
Freedom to me is doing what makes me feel the most useful and happy. With Freedom comes responsibility and discipline
One cannot have freedom without courage
Many of us run and hide from both responsibility and discipline and courage
but this is exactly where the freedom lives
outside of the so called norm
where status quo is questioned
I feel free when I follow my gut
when I am authentic
when I travel
when I share lessons on the journey
where I speak my truth
Freedom
How does it look on you?
Peace



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Relax and Be Yourself

Relax and be yourself. This is YOUR life. How do YOU want to live it? What kind of experience do YOU want to have? There is nothing to worry about. As it says in that verse from the bible: Don’t worry about tomorrow – tomorrow will care for itself. Elisa Lionne

My morning  reading today was fitting; it reminded me to focus on myself and being me rather than reacting and responding to people and their own ways and habits. I needed a reminder and it was timely.

I have been going to a number of events over the past week and a half and listen, I will be honest with you, there are people there that really bring out my prayer beads! I mean, really.
But my reading today reminded me that I am my brother, I am my sister,  and to start with that mindset in my approach, and when I do I will judge less and love more, I will remember that I sometimes have bad days, that I too have my moments, this is not to condone people's bad behavior but to remind myself that in response to people's moods,attitudes and sometimes fakeness I get to choose, I get to make a choice on how I respond knowing that people have their own stuff going on. I get to choose not being hard on myself and feel guilty when I truly do not like someone, I can love them as a human being but not like their attitude and drama! Then respond accordingly!

According to Elisa ,We cannot get enlightened in a vacuum. Rather we rise up in relationship to each other. And every encounter with anyone is an opportunity to discover our true self by looking beyond the physical appearances of the person in front of us to the true being at their core. Why do we find ourselves when we look at the true being at other people's core? Because that being is us. When you look at a wheel, you see all these separate spokes. But when you follow them to their source, to their core, they all start at the same place. And so do we. On the outside we all look like separate beings, but like sunbeams we all start at the same place. At our core, we are one. There is one mind, one spirit, one Son of God. And we're it.
And so, I rise to each occasion making a choice that is best for me in the moment, remembering that I am you, that I can forgive, judge less and still have boundaries
Give thanks for all the lessons

Peace

Publications: www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications

Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Love makes no Comparison

Comparison must be an ego device, for love makes none ACIM

Comparing yourself to others I have heard is an act of self violence. It is you attacking you. It is you having almost none of the whole story and truth and making a decision based on that lack of story.
Love is oneness and focuses on building so it goes without saying that when you love yourself comparing yourself to others become less and less important.

Comparison is established by a lack seen in another, and maintained by searching for, and keeping clear in sight, all lacks it can perceive.

Stop comparing
Just Stop It
Peace

Monday, 20 February 2017

Rest Well and Feel All Your Feelings

Hello friends

I have missed you over the past few days, a combination of poor time management and feeling ill kept me off the the blog but I am back! I have been taking active part in what we call Trinidad Carnival and it has been hectic, a combination of events and parties which happen mostly late into the night and into the early morning. On Friday, Mr Cold paid me a visit and it was an intense one with coughing and no voice so I had to take some time to attend to the Mr Cold and his cohorts. It still surprises me how fascinating our bodies are, how much our bodies love us given how much we abuse them, take it for granted and sometimes just plain ole disrespect it! It still shows up for us daily, gives us warning after warning after warning before it completely shuts down so that we can pay it some attention. I took heed and removed the guilt associated with just doing nothing and rested.
Rest is productive!
It worked wonders and today I am up and about feeling like a brand new coin - shiny and worthy.

I also know that when Mr Cold visits me I am stressing out about something, that I refuse to feel or pay attention to. I was scheduled to be going abroad next month and it seems to be up to this moment not happening, it disappointed me no end, I was preparing for this trip for an entire year. I brushed it off saying "Oh well that's life" it caught up!

Anyways all that to say my friends, rest well, and feel all your feelings
Glad to be back!
Peace

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Law of Truth

It is not a sign of loving someone to do things that you know will cause them grief and lie to them about what you have done. When you love someone you conduct yourself in a way that not only honors then,but in ways that honor you! Iyanla Vanzant


Telling the truth can be a challenge at most times, especially if it is a case of hurting someone, looking bad or other consequences.
The Law of Truth says

There are those who know the truth but are not truthful in their behavior. There are those who love the truth but even this love can be spurned when unconscious choices dominate. There are those who delight in the truth, they embody the truth within themselves. These people are the truth, be the truth and can see the truth. They are the ABC of the truth. These people have healed, grown and evolved to become enlightened and have taken their rightful, truthful place as part of God. These people, in their truth, are love; be love, see love – the ABC of love in their truth.
The Truth is God is love and you are part of God – now you know the Truth.

The truth really does set you free
Peace


Ted Talk: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc
Books & Publications: www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Are you Willing?

Do not ask for what you are not willing to work for  - The Accountability Process


There is work involved! Yes, that's what I said, there is work involved- in achieving what your goals, in living the life you know you deserve, in "making it"
Serena Williams did not wake up one morning after declaring that she wanted to be the best tennis player of all time and magically achieved that-there was some work involved
Usain Bolt - wanted to hold the record in 3 successive Olympics - he magically just didn't turn up on the track and won by his charm and natural talent
Jay Z didn't become the rapper that he is by luck alone

Do you get my point?
There is some  good ole fashioned sweat required in getting to anywhere and any thing you want to achieve, the question is, are you willing to put in the work?
What are you willing to do?
There is work that is required, the trick is when it is your purpose and it is you being you, all of you, many times work is play. Or it makes the tough days easier to get through.

When you see people at the top of their games, there is a story behind it, no one just woke up and became a success, there is nothing called "overnight success" trust that!
So are you willing to do the work?
Are you willing to do the work when you may have to stand alone?
Are you willing to stay up late and wake up early?
Are you willing to be disciplined and consistent?
Are you willing to take criticism?
Are you willing to walk the road with people or maybe without people you thought would be there with you?
Are you willing?
Peace




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Its Missing More of You!

It's not that the universe isn't giving you the people and the opportunities that are perfect for you; it's that you're missing them if you don't show up fully, and if you're not present because you're looking for the next best thing instead of showing up for what's right in front of you.

If you feel like something's missing from your life, it's missing more of YOU! Your presence, your focus, your energy, your love, your kindness,… Only what you are not giving can be lacking in any situation. Elione

Are you ready to show up?
Are you ready to be present?
Are you ready to be grateful?
Are you ready to use what you have?
Are you ready for possibilities?

We love to stay where we are emotionally, physically, mentally because it is safe, we know it
Anything else is unknown so we fear it
Even if where we are is just pretty darn awful
Its what we know,it's safe
Safety is boring
When something is probable in your mind and it is standing in front of you, you still dount it because you don't think it is possible
To get to possibility consciousness you have to dream, to imagine, to think big, to set your standards high
Are you willing?
Peace

Akosua's Ted Talk :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc

Books: www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications