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Drama is optional

Deeply loving ourselves means that we don't have to create struggles and dramas, we can move to where the joy is, we can receive the pleasures. We can be open to the opportunities that are always there that are difficult to notice when looking through the veils of self-loathing or inadequacy. Chela Davidson One of my favourite teachers always says "drama is optional" make another choice! As soon as you see yourself heading down drama ville hold up, pull up, in fact pull out, make another choice because drama is optional!

I so get that now! Make another choice! A Course in Miracles says, I must have chosen wrongly because I am not at peace! And its so simple to make another choice but we like the drama, we like to give the story, the juicy bits, how dare they? how could they? who do they think they are? and all that!! Its you baby! brutally honest, you get to chose again! I am not advocating that you have no boundaries, just drama less ones! LOL!!

So, here we go, a few mo…

I am infinite!

Today I affirm that there is nothing in me but love. This love comes from total acceptance of myself and the understanding that I am a perfectly imperfect human being.  I will walk through today and allow myself to fully express my perfection. I realize that all my "faults" are actually the Universe's unique way of expressing itself through me. I let go of self judgment and any projected judgments of others that I have chosen to believe and finally allow myself to just be what I truly am: infinite. As this is true for me, so it is true for all other beings on the planet. I will choose to accept everyone in my life with the same radical acceptance I have for myself knowing that we are all perfectly imperfect human beings simply doing the best we can. And so it is."

- Jackson Kiddard I wanted to do an experiment for 3 days! I wanted, for 3 days, to accept people, don't try to dictate what they should and shouldn't be doing and to choose to either hang with the…

Subtle Actions add up!

It is in our thoughts of unworthiness that we create a life that is out of harmony with what we truly desire. Slowly, day by day, as we change our thoughts from unworthiness to worthiness, from doubting our dreams and intuition to believing, we will begin to take subtle different actions. These actions will eventually add up one at a time until we don't even recognize our life anymore Mastin Kipp
This weekend I was in a situation where I was mulling over what to do! Faced with a few choices, I had those choices running races in my head and then as happens most time I got still and listened to that still voice (it never screams at first until you ignore it and life starts screaming and shouting by the situations that occur)
Anyways, seriously I heard clearly – start believing and then take action from that place! Put yourself first!
Huh?? When you act from a belief and self acceptance the choices you make are for your best interests and that is all!
Ok then well here we go! That’s ex…

Be willing to piss someone off for your happiness

Choose to live from the centre of your being and become the director of your own life. Do not allow other people’s opinions, judgments, criticisms and beliefs deter you from living your own authentic, divinely aligned life. Be true to yourself and release all people, places and things that do not empower you. You are a divine spark, a piece of God, and no one but you and God knows what is best for you. Sabrina Reber
Many of us look outside of ourselves for most things, for the so called answers, for approval, for validation, for WHAT???? I’ve learnt that this whole search for approval and validation is a never ending spiral of people pleasing! And people pleasing is ova!!! According to Iyanla, the boss in my book, if you want to live an authentic life you must be willing to piss some people off, oh yea and they will be pissed off and many times with good intentions! Especially your family, but hey, are you living your life or are you living their lives?
So I admit, I am a recovering peo…

What's your real intention?

This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don't act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences. If your real intention is to create harmony instead of discord, cooperation instead of competition, sharing instead of hoarding, and reverence for life instead of exploitation, act on it, because it is an intention of love and can create only healthy and wholesome consequences.
When you do this, you are creating authentic power.
Gary Zukav

So have you ever tried to "fix" someone? Like you just know what they are doing is not right? or even better they just should not be doing what the are doing? And of course you're so much more knowledgeable, you know better and it is your duty to fix it, fix them! Newsflash!!! Brutally honest newsflash! you cannot fix or control or chan…

Abundance Consciousness

Prosperity is the out-picturing of substance in our affairs. Everything in the Uni-verse is for us. Nothing is against us. Life is ever giving of Itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift. Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people, but not necessarily used by all.”

- Ernest Holmes I love this Universe! I mean, it really really has my back, all the bloody time, so why I say this? I got so excited this morning, because it smacked me right up the head with its awesomeness! Ok I am home in Trinidad for carnival and truth be told, I love carnival, I love the energy, the atmosphere, the creativity, the freedom, its hard to beat! Been all over the world and there really is nothing to compare! And saying all that I have been a little subdued about it as many of these events cost a crapload of cash!  I mean yeah a party can set you back a cool 120usd easy peasy! So I have been saying over and over, I am not participating I am not going to the parties and…

A small exercise for you today

I know, you want everybody and everything else to change, your father, your mother,boss, friend,lover,landlord, neighbour, sister or Government official must change so that your life can be perfect. It doesn’t work that way. If you want change in your life then it is you that must do the changing, when you change, then all the people in your world will change in relation to you. (Louise Hay, the queen of affirmations)
Be willing to do something for me today and let me know how it goes, take a moment and just be willing to not judge people and situations today! Just try it. I know, the ego screams at us, they should know better, why are they behaving like that?, why are they so this and why are they so that. Just try it! Its tough, yes! Because we have in our mind how we believe people and the world ought to be! But that’s your view and your view is definitely not the only view in the world! I am not saying to agree with everything, however acceptance is the first step in moving forward…

Invest in yourself

What did I learn today?When we unequivocally know how worthy we are, the value we provide in the world is profound.And we get paid for it! Day 1 at the “office” what a beautiful place with beautiful people and beautiful lessons! Brasso Seco, in Super Island T&T and to top it off they made coconut bake and saltfish for me (bake is my favourite food ever!!!)

I am supposed to be doing a 8 day training workshop with rural communities within Trinidad and Tobago. The rural communities have invested in themselves and have a multitude of products available or sale or services available which they believe will enhance their communities. I am humbled to be a part of it!

So I will be in areas such as Speyside Tobago, Heights of Aripo, Along the North Coast and who knows where else! I'm pretty excited about it!!
New journey!!!

Longevity is a multitude of moments

And completion takes time it’s never one task or one is a sequence a chain of events, so keep on keeping on .Longevity is a multitude of moments- Natalie Stewart

I do my first rural community training programme tomorrow in an area called Brasso Seco which is East Trinidad, I have never been there before but always an opportunity to see a new place and learn a new lesson! These rural communities are taking responsibility for their growth and development and its really inspiring to me to see that they are not depending on anyone to “take them forward” I think this makes a difference in being a victim and a victor! This will be my first of 4 communities that I will be visiting including in the sister isle Tobago!

Looking forward to the lessons!! Will let you know how it goes, I have to set off tomorrow very early!!

I will know love when I realise I cannot hide what I think, what I feel or who I am

Love does not hide anyone! Love stands tall in the truth of what it is for everyone to see and receive it. Love does not tell half the story, some of the time. Nor does love avoid telling its story, just to save time and feelings. Love is respectful, honourable, noble and honest. Love is gentle, compassionate, willing to share and able to comfort. Love speaks boldly yet softly. It reaches far without losing ground. You know love is present when in the midst of the storm you can find something, some one thing, to laugh about, smile about and hold on to

Just for today, share the truth of your thoughts and feelings, share the truth about yourself
Adapted from Until Today by Iyanla (the boss)

Know who you are

It is not necessary for you to formulate a personal opinion about everybody and everything. Resist the temptation to express one especially in matters that do not concern you. There are at least two sides to every story and then there’s the truth! Your concern is the truth which is void of opinion. You don’t need to know everything, you simply also cannot!Rev Deborah L Johnson
I'm having a discussion with a friend this morning and I find myself wanting to press forward my point, my friend stood their ground and as I felt the annoyance level rising in me I remembered one of my lessons while I was in the motherland and pulled it out of the arsenal! I know who I am, focusing on me and accepting the point of view of all parties. accept then choose! its that simple! The moment you sense that someone is not in alignment with you, you start to draw battle lines. You start to try to figure what you need to do to dominate, manipulate, control, cajole, influence or coerce individuals or the o…

My journey is unpredictable

Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the world ACIM

Good morning all, today I am sharing my morning “chat to myself” downloaded during my morning practice! And guess what it came right on time!

You want to be enlightened and want to stay the same at the same time. You want transformation but cling to your existing forms, you want transcendence and yet you refuse to get your feet out of the quicksand of your perceptions of yourself as victimized. You say you want to be free, yet you are busy trying to make peace with your old shackles, chains, limitations and boxes. The power surging within you is so potent that it frightens you.
You are signing up for a journey that, from a human standpoint, is unpredictable. You are ready to accept the truth that just because you are not in control does not mean that things are out of control.
You are being freed from the false notion that you are not enough. You are being freed from the false notion …

Affirm what is good

Beating yourself up on what you haven’t done or didn’t do has never made the new come into being! Can you have the courage right now to affirm the good, to affirm what is good and take it from there, Don’t be fooled when you think you are going backwards, you got to retro fit the foundations before you start building on it.
You have no idea what is possible from where you are!- MOVE! Take a step. If you can clearly see how to fulfill your dream, dream a bigger dream, you’re playing way too small!
If that is the case that you can see it all and know it all, dream bigger, there is no room, there is no reason for the unexpected, for the miracles, for the people you haven’t met yet, for the faith, for the resources you don’t even know about or dream about, You will not know all this from where you are
We geta sense that we are being called to do something that is bigger than we are and we cannot most times imagine how we are going to do it. That causes angst and hesitation but that is just t…

Rebuilding the Foundation

You develop a prosperity consciousness by changing your mind- by replacing ideas of lack with ideas of abundance. Spend more time each day thinking about what you want rather than what you don't want. You don't want lack so stop thinking about it! John Randolph Rice

I was chatting with a good buddy of mine yesterday she asked me how does it feel to be starting over? It must be so exciting building back up from a new foundation doesn't it? When she said it a whole heap and ton of lessons came flooding to my mind! First, perception, how we look at things, I can look at this as an exciting new phase in my life where I can lay a solid foundation based on love, trust, authenticity and prosperity consciousness, rather than fear and people pleasing. Second lesson that came to mind is the people I choose to surround myself with, if I choose to surround myself with negative people and negative vibes it enters the consciousness, so choose positivity and even if you have to hang alon…

We grow or we stagnate

We grow, or we stagnate.  We form good habits, disciplines, or destructive ones.  Or sometimes both.  We learn from our mistakes, or we keep repeating them until we’re in enough pain to make changes. Dani Shapiro author I feel really alive and jus plain ole good when I am doing something new, and it might be the simplest of things, like finding a new route home that I never knew before, just to show you how simple I can get down to doing new things! Doing the same thing over and over again for me seems to be a form of stagnation. And that is to say you can get a result but by doing it in a different way, mixing it up a bit! I never tried yoga before I always had the perception that it was boring and I would fall asleep but I wanted to get to a result of optimum fitness and there are many ways of getting there, I decided to give it a go. My aunt convinced me to come with her to a class and I can tell you it was a nice nice feeling! so hey, why not do it its the end result that matters!…

Ah feeling d feelings!

If you are falling....dive.”
“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”- Joseph Campbell
Today I just want to give myself permission to feel what I feel without having to explain it to anybody! Some days I feel like just feeling a feeling and not having to justify it! Do you ever feel so? I don’t mean to act like a complete A-HOLE but just to live with the feelings you have without judging and rushing them or labeling them! Just feel!!!
So that’s what I am doing today!
All lessons on the journey!!
Have a day full of feeling!

Sharing a story done in the Sunday Guardian

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. Brene Brown

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At home I simply AM

Don’t waste your time wishing, hoping, demanding or begging to get something for nothing. Joyfully put your energy into creating new, useful and beautiful value out of the unique abundance with which you’ve been blessed. Neale Donald Walsh

This morning I set off just after 5am with a good buddy of mine, who was so kind to come and pick me up out of the way of her home and where we were going, (thanks sis!!) to go to Maracas for an early morning beach workout. As we climbed the hills I simply was in awe of how beautiful this drive is, it would seem like I have never been there before right? Well maybe in a way because I hardly ever took the time to pay attention to the sheer magnificence of the hills, the scenery, the water and green around me but I have been practicing being in the moment and drinking everything all in whether it is a conversation a place whatever it is I am present! (try it, I swear its magical) Anyways, I digress! So the beach workout, the glorious Maracas beach and …