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Find the courage to ask questions

Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don't Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. Don't Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. By Don Miguel Ruiz from his …

Sharing the wisdom and lessons today

“It’s so common for your world to just turn upside down when you really commit to raising your vibration. It’s no secret that thoughts are like magnets, so it’s impossible for people and life circumstances to stay the same when you change your mind and commit to a new belief. Embrace the change for a change and just allow in the new life that’s working its way into your experience and TRUST that it’s all for your benefit. I promise you it is.” - Jackson Kiddard
I wanted to share something that my girl Danielle La Porte wrote today, hope you like it!
He was rude. He cut you off in traffic. She's aloof, cold, curt. He's on the corner asking for a hand-out. She lies. He's money hungry. She's grossly overweight. No one returned your phone call. They left without saying goodbye.
You might never know the why behind someone's less-than-ideal, not-the-way-you-wish-it-was behavior.
Here's a curative for the sharp judgement that often accompanies our disappointment in other…

Are you willing to be yourself?

Are you courageous enough to live the truth of your desires without fear?  This is what will determine your freedom.  . . .  More important, once you are clear about the experience you want to have, you are free to make the choices that will result in your having that experience.

The key to changing the world, to changing your life, and to empowering those around you is authenticity - the willingness to be yourself - the willingness to be vulnerable - the willingness to feel - the willingness to live – Pananche Desai
This morning the NiNa programme started another cycle. I started this programme a few years ago, the thinking behind it was to introduce an entrepreneurial culture and thinking particularly in young ladies between the ages of 15 and 19, showing that entrepreneurship and business ownership is also an option, we focus on real stories, real challenges, real people, more than just looking at the theory and what the book says! I cannot tell you how much joy this brings me, to se…

Conditions and Judgements

You are not responsible for the choices that others make, nor are they responsible for yours. However, you can and must learn from one another, for what you choose is not that different from the choice your brother makes. You make many of the same mistakes.

Mistakes are opportunities for learning. To condemn your brother for making mistakes is to pretend to be mistake free, which you are not. I have asked you before and I will ask you again: which one of you will throw the first stone?

Paul Ferrini

Confessions on the journey, I had a meeting yesterday and all the way throughout it I was asking the Universe to release all judgments of the situation, so these well intentioned people (I truly believe that they are) have decided to assist their community by starting a church and going out into the community and tackling some of the issuesthey believe are either causing strife or assisting those who are in need of assistance whether through food, someone to talk to whatever it may be
So I ask…

Stand Up!

When presented with a problem assess the equation, select the solution that equates to completion. The only shortcut is that there arent any shortcuts. We all have to do what we have to do, and even when we don't it still registers as choice.If the repetition of denied, yet justified decision making goes uninterrupted, one may find oneself feeling detached from one's manifestations. Out of control but still creating (Natalie Stewart)
Standing is not only a physical move. Stand up!! I’ve learnttoday that If I had to, I could stand with my feet cut off, If I had to, I can stand if I’m flat on the ground. It’s a MIND SET! How you’re gonna flow if you’re in your way? Stand Up! Stand up every time you fall down, stand up even if you’re small you can still stand up tall. It’s a MIND SET. There’s nothing more powerful than a made up mind. Encourage yourself, Everyone doesn't have to pat you on the back, sometimes everybody with you can’t keep up with you, they have a different min…

Life will always accomodate you

Life will always accommodate you in any way you choose. Life is always listening to the silent requests of your heart and mind.
It’s all up to you. Life will accommodate you in any way you choose, exactly how you choose. And whether or not you believe it, what you have right now in your life is a function of your own requests! Some of those requests you made openly and some you made silently. Doesn’t matter! Life is very accommodating and the minute the requests change, your life will follow suit Iyanla (the boss!!!)
That’s some brutally honest wisdom laid down there by Ms Iyanla threw down there and for me it resonated! Life will accommodate your requests and what you have your life right now is a function of your own requests! Thats what I call owing your stuff! I mean think about it, we always have a choice even when we feel or believe we don’t have any choice! I am now very very careful about my thoughts and my words because it all starts with the word! Many people say I am quiet bu…

I'm working the vision!

I've found that one of the fastest ways to get to freedom is to surrender:
·to our desires unfolding in a way that we never could have imagined
·to the universe having an even bigger, better plan than us
·and to the fact that sometimes things don't turn out the way we thought they would...and that that's a good thingKate Northrup
So I am in Trinidad and Tobago now on this leg of the journey and what I really found interesting is that many of the people that I have met one of the fiorst questions that they ask me is “ Where do you work?” or “Have you found a job yet?” Now I know that many of them are asking purely out of concern and love and I accept that and give thanks for their love and concern!
Even more interesting is when I reply that I do not have a job yet and would like to work on promoting my book, speaking engagements, teaching and serving the world. It is either an outright “are you mad?” or a look which suggests that I have gone stark raving mad!
This is when I dig …

Excerpt from book "What Did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditonal Self Love"

Life lessons we don't get to skip

We don’t get to choose the lessons, what we get to choose is how graciously were going to learn the lessons; ultimately we are all learning the same thing just in different schools, for example we can learn discipline through sports, chemistry class etc we get to choose whether we get them in the gutter or in the mountain top.
Life’s lessons we do not get to skip Deborah L Johnson
I am now intrigued by Dr Robin’s Smith new work! In her book Hungry, The Truth About A Satisfied Soul- she really brought some home truths for me to the forefront of my mind.Dr Smith was riding high in life with a thriving practice as a psychologist, regular appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, a weekly radio programme and bestselling books and then it all came to a grinding halt. She talks about throughout her life she had always focused on living to everyone’s else expectations, doing everything they asked everything they recommended in the hopes that by pleasing others that she would find fulfilment and p…

Finished the race!

Be like free flowing water accepting no limitations, flowing over all obstacles as it rushes to join the ocean, from whence it came Neale Donald Walsh


I finished the race! Now trust me when I tell you it was tough!! I made the first 3k's fine and then as I turned the corner I saw the hill, that hill looked like a mountain I tell you!! But what did I learn, you tell yourself something and you start believing it, running is a mind thing more than a physical thing! I kept telling myself, you got this chick, you got this, do you know who you are? Yes you better act like you know who are! Just as I hit the hill the legs said to me, no chance buddy! No chance you are running up this in pain! I stopped to walk! So the legs and mind was having a fight over the Long Circular Road in Port of Spain, people started passing me, I was hearing in my mind, how can you let them pass you? I was hearing you aren't competing with them, you are competing with yourself, pay them no mind, start runn…

Your soul is undamageable

Every gift, however ugly or beautiful should not be judged, controlled or manipulated in any way.  It should be unconditionally accepted, surrendering to what is showing up in the present moment of your life now. This gift, unconditionally accepted, should be integrated as part of Who You Really Are, as you allow your Soul to evolve further reaching new heights of enlightenment, knowing everything happens for the best.
There is nothing to fear, your Soul is undamageable, accept the love being presented to you as a gift and allow it to unfold as it should.
In this way you will find out that everything happens for the best  it is purely a function of time.
This unconditional acceptance is the key to love  of you and of others.

I agreed to do a tenk race tomorrow and ok maybe that is fine in context but I agreed to do it after an intense bootcamp workout! I heard the yes coming out my mouth and somehow I couldn’t catch it in time to put it back in! I realised I said yes because I want to …

The mind is like a light bulb

Every thought expresses either love or fear; there is no in-between ACIM
I love the Course in Miracles, it makes you focus on your thoughts and I have learnt that your thoughts create your reality. What you think about manifests itself into reality, that’s really the law! The lesson is pointing out that no thought can be dismissed as trivial, and no thought is neutral. So what are you thinking about? Are you thinking about what you don’t what? See what happens, pay attention!
Off to see my grandma in South, we have these intense conversations around the kitchen table while she makes and then I eat my favourite food! Bake!! (a type of bread). I am very privileged to have my 82 year old granma still here, still feisty and still cooking the bestest food ever!!!
Here I go, thinking my world into reality!
What are you thinking about?
TD Jakes says you’re a thought away from the life that you want to live
Peace!!

No more What if's!

So I ask you, my friend, are you willing to go there? Are you willing to sit in fire and sacrifice the comfort of your known world for the potential of something amazing, new and unknown? Don't you want to find out what's on the other side of your fear?  Jackson Kiddard I’m done with the “What if’s?” You know what I’m talking about right? Making stuff up and thinking worse case scenario for no good and valid reason! What if I can’t make any money while I am here? What if I don’t have a family for the rest of my life? What if I have to ask people to help me? What if they say no? What if global warming here and it starts snowing? What if I made a mistake of epic proportions by returning here? Check out how I have moved from the ridiculous to the sublime! So I vow today to end the What if’s?, they will mash you up!! And here is  what I have learnt, making up stuff is never helpful when choosing to live a life of peace, joy and dreams fulfilled! Well making up bad and crazy stuff. Start…

LIving in Fear is so last season!

Living in fear is so last season, if you want to be happy and really live your dream you have to take a stand and just put yourself out there. You might fail, yes indeed - but, you might, you just might succeed too! Don't you want to find out? Either way your life will never be the same... Can you handle it?"

- Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath
It’s been a while! How have you all been? Well as you can see I made it! I am back in Trinidad and Tobago, sunshine and all! Finally got out of Chicago, stopped in Houston again for two days and then made my may to Trinidad! I have finally defrosted!
I am starting over! Clean slate! It’s bloody scary I tell you but after I get over the initial fear its actually bloody exciting! Can you imagine having a clean slate and being able to put all the lessons you have learnt into practice, rewriting your story and learning more lessons along the way? It’s really something else! And I agree, we really cannot fail in this thing called life, we…

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety, ACIM (I love the Course in Miracles!!)

Snow is pretty! The temperature is not much higher today! I know for sure that I prefer heat to snow!! I am scheduled to leave tonight, many flights are delayed including mine but I am sure that I will be getting on a plane tonight come what may!!!

So that's it short and sweet in Chicago which they have dubbed Chiberia (like Siberia) because the weather here is colder than Siberia LOL!! I am off again!!!

Peace!!

We the Truth Tellers

I know that we “truth tellers” need a place to come together and tell the truth. I know that those of us who can see through deception dressed in smiles would like to stop wasting energy even commenting on the falsity in the world – Jennifer Boykin

I am in Chicago! And guess what? it's their coldest winter in 30 years! I has absolutely no plan on being here but I have learnt by now that plans are sometimes my own effort to control what I have no control over! I am here until Tuesday night. The snow is sooo pretty (looking at it from inside!!) Got outside yesterday and the snow is up to my knees and walking is a bit of an exercise in patience and faith!!

So they have advised on the news to stay inside as the temperatures and wind chill are minus 42 degrees F, schools and work places are shut and all that good stuff!!


I am here and I have realized that many things that used to interest me do not interest me anymore! Case in point, people keep asking me here what do I do, where do I …

True Vulnerability is an Art

Let me pose a question.  Do any of us have perfect lives?  Or do we carefully curate our public personas, keeping our true selves safe, hidden from view?  Of course, we show only what we want the world to see. But true vulnerability is an art.  It is the art of allowing oneself to be seen.  Without putting up our guard.  Without pretense.  Without all the masks we don in order to get through our days.  Vulnerability also requires vigilance.  Some days it’s easier than others to simply be our true selves. when I get up there and speak my truth, it isn’t a version of the truth, or just what is smooth, easy, and palatable, but rather, that it begins to touch what it means to be human in all of our complexity, in all our fallibility.  That ultimately, it has to be enough to say: this is me. Dani Shapiro
So this is the first time that my family is reading the book, boy oh boy they got a load of questions! but the main was " why did you ever feel that you had to go through all of that …

Lost on the creek

Determination- do it for as long as it takes to get done Iyanla

Yesterday I had a bit of an adventure. I decided to take an early morning run by the creek close to where I am staying. The weather was perfect for running, the temperature was just right, it was the first day of the year, just right to commune with nature. Started running and enjoying the river running, seeing the birds and the squirrels then I realized I had no idea where I was! When did I pass this golf course? I can't remember this bridge! Ok so I guess I'm lost!

I stop running to see if I could have gotten my bearings! I didn't recognize a thing! Ok stay calm I am telling myself. Been in the villages of Africa so this should be easy! Ha! Two hours passed! I decide to come off the trails and get on the road. I look for a petrol station and ask for Rainbow Lake Road the man looked at me like I was from Mars! He said he never heard of that place do I have a phone number? I never run with my phone or with mon…