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The Flip Side

Be aware that patience is not the art of waiting - its the metaphysics of knowing that resting calmly will deliver - Guru Singh

Hello lovely people

It's been a while, I know! I have missed connecting with you! I finally touched town in South Africa after 2 days of travel. I overnight-ed in New York City then spent over ten hours to Dubai and another ten to Johannesburg. I must admit, I was beat! As soon as I arrived there was a dinner to attend, the following morning the SABIC Conference commenced with the formalities. I am so grateful to everyone that made it possible for me to be here!
I was schedules to speak on Rural Development, Women and Youth however, on the spot I  was asked to join another panel to speak on Entrepreneurial Eco Systems - I was so nervous. The host had to say "Don't Be Nervous" it turned out well in the end. I also did my scheduled talk the following evening.
I enjoyed it, I know that this is where I feel happy and of service
Straight after th…

Catch you on the Flip Side

It’s ok to grow, stretch and become more. Just make sure as you get bigger you are expanding from a pure place, as your true self. Otherwise you simply become a much bigger, more exaggerated version of who you are not. Maryam Hasnaa

I am off to South Africa today, this has been a real test of faith, patience and support. I am scheduled to speak at the SABIC Entrepreneur's Conference at the Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg,sort out a book talk and then fingers and toes crossed, hop over to Malawi to check out a women's project.
I went to check in this morning and I was told that my ticket was void. I called the organisers and they did not understand what happened. There was a mix up. By the time I was booked on the flight there were reroutes and delays which extended my trip by an entire day! I am reminded that despite the challenges I am on my way, I am reminded to learn from the experiences
The statement that pushed me there was on Saturday when a virtual perfect strang…

Don't Let No Doubt Fool You

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Push.
When your mind says, "No!" you say, "Yes." (No, you can't think positively about that plane delay? Yes—two hours to yourself!—yes, you can.) 



It is very easy for our thoughts to run away with us, it is very easy to become so focused and overwhelmed by thoughts that it takes us over. We focus on the negatives, in what we don't want, in what we fear.

If we listen to our language we can realize how much we talk about what we don't want and don't have
What e fear and what we don't like
Where is the talk about the possibility?
Where is the talk about using what we have?
Where is the talk about what we want?

I have learnt that the Universe produces exactly what we focus on. Focus on the now, the yes, the possibilities and see what happens!

Don't let doubt and fear fool you
Peace


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What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here? Daily Lessons on the Journey - …

Stay in Your Business

If you are living your life and I am mentally living your life, who is here living mine? We’re both over there. Being mentally in your business keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work.To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what’s right for me? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve your problems for you. If you understand the three kinds of business enough to stay in your own business, it could free your life in a way that you can’t even imagine. Byron Katie



Staying out of other people's business can be a challenge especially when you either care about them, believe that what they are doing is wrong or bad, or think you have the answer to their dilemma We want people who we care about to thrive, to live well, to be happy.
However we have to ask ourse…

Testimony

Love wishes to be known, completely understood and shared. It has no secrets; nothing that it would keep apart and hide. It walks in sunlight, open-eyed and calm, in smiling welcome and in sincerity so simple and so obvious it cannot be misunderstood. ACIM

Yesterday's event at The Arts Cafe TT was lovely, the spirit of kinship, the support of my friends and family, an absolutely full house! Give thanks
I want to share a testimony from the evening...Happy Reading

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Wellness Wednesday event featuring @akosuadedwards at @theartscafett. Let me start by saying that the universe works in mysterious ways. I catered an event earlier this year for which the feature speaker was Ms. Akosua Edwards. At the time I was hiding from accepting the huge changes that occurred in my life and so, it wasn’t my time to meet Akosua. Other than catering the event, I had no idea who she was. Six months passed during which I had a complete breakdown. Yet someh…

Returning Stronger

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The way in which we do this is becoming aware of our current choices, what choices feel good in our body and what do not. This takes a level of honesty and non-judgement that is non-negotiable within this process. Looking at our less than favourable habits, thoughts, and emotions will almost always bring up discomfort, and force us to take a look at where we’ve been hiding from or lying to ourselves, but let me tell you from personal experience  That moment of pause, without judgement, is a game changer.Lee Ann Rimes

Today I have  and am grateful the opportunity to speak at an event called Wellness Wednesday's at the The Arts Cafe TT.
The owner's vision is to share empowering stories to women in particular on how to be well, on how to keep well. She believes that loving one's self plays a significant role in remaining well. I applaud her vision and also share in the view. The conditions of my speaking today is not perfect and I was tempted to say no -  I have very few books…

We need never fear to look within

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We need never fear to look within. ACIM


I have learnt that ignoring either my intuition or a situation that must be dealt with which requires me tapping within my inner self spells trouble.
Intuition does not shout, it does not force, intuition is peaceful and many time illogical by the world's standards.  Wanting to prove others wrong, or prove you are right, having the last word and the "I told you so's is not intuition speaking to you, that is plain ole ego tripping. Many of us say it is our gut speaking when in fact it is the ego screaming at you.

Looking within can be scary, because looking within with honesty exposes us to things we don't want to deal with, things we have denied and things we have ignored. 

It makes us anxious that once we face them, call them out, look them directly in the eye that we have to take responsibility and do something about them. 

I have learnt that doing something about it right away is not always necessary or even a requirement in movin…

You are the Messenger

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People do not have to hear your message. That is not their responsibility. When you are given a message, an insight, a revelation, your only responsibility is to deliver what you have been given. What happens once the message is delivered is not, IS NOT, your responsibility. If you judge the correctness, accuracy or power of your message based on how it is received, you will miss the point. Once you, the messenger, miss the point, the message is lost. - Iyanla Vanzant

The Universe is always right on time! This morning as part of my daily readings, what would pop up is a message about delivering messages that comes from within. It could not have come at a more opportune time
Over the past days I have been having a mental battle about whether I am doing the right thing, doing enough, not doing what I ought to be doing. and all the other tricks of the ego. The girls programme in particular. What am I missing because of the fact that two of the ladies were involved in an altercation at th…

New Perspectives

You see what you expect, and you expect what you invite. Your perception is the result of your invitation, coming to you as you sent for it.
Remember always that you see what you seek, for what you seek you will find. ACIM

Presently I am focusing on looking at a situation with a different perspective, that is not to say that I am denying the reality of it, I am totally present in seeing that the situation has happened and it is what it is. I am now choosing to change the perspective in which I view it. Two young ladies from the NiNa Programme have been involved in fights at the home under care and have been subjected to punishment through the court and penal system. Both 15 years old, I was going down the road of anger, despair and how it should be. This course of action had be feeling quite bummy, my neck started paining me, I felt plain ole helpless. A perspective shift was required as none of this helped the girls nor did it help me or the young ladies. I decided to look at what…

Good Morning God

Good Morning God!
I acknowledge You in all forms through which You manifest, and by all names by which You are known and called.
Thank you for a good rising. Thank you for another day. Thank you for allowing me to be among those who have yet another opportunity to be in alignment with You as a demonstration of Your omnipotent, loving presence. Thank you for the miraculous working of the minds and bodies of those of us who have been given the privilege of this day. Thank you for the awareness that no matter what it looks like, no matter what happens, no matter how resistant, defiant, hesitant or disobedient human beings appear to be, You continue to provide us with the gift of life, the opportunity to heal and the power of free will that we know as choice.
Today, I ask for and open myself to receive healing, correction and freedom from fear, in all manifestations and ways it operates within me and in the world. I claim healing for myself and for the world from the thoughts, words and expe…

Going Back to The Village

Young people, it’s important to not allow toxic culture to lead you into mind control—a modern day form of slavery. Keep exposing yourself to who and what inspires you to not just have better ‘things’, but to be better, think better, create better, and vibrate higher in the world Lalah Delia


Today, I had the absolute honor to be the feature speaker at the Bishops and Trinity East Sixth Form School Achievement Day. The school won an unprecedented 20 scholarships. I could not even be more proud of the school, the teachers, the staff. They worked so hard with patience and love, the results are now showing with these all wonderful all round students that they are producing.

This school is willing to take risks, they are willing to move beyond just academics to produce students who focus on being productive world citizens.

I want to take the opportunity to congratulate all the students, the teachers, the support staff and everyone involved. I want to urge them to continue to show and shine…

Clarity requires Courage

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Here's how clarity works...it's a doorway to understanding what you need, why you need it, and how to honor that need. The fog that's hovering over your feelings, your decisions, and your doubt will finally clear and aha...clarity. It feels like freedom and sings like gospel song. Soft, beautiful, and uniquely true. It's clarity. Because it's you. Maxie McCoy
Clarity requires that we be completely honest with ourselves. It requires a level of courage that may even scare you.  Clarity requires that we love ourselves enough to know that there may be some people that are not comfortable with your level of clarity. When that is the case to not be too concerned with others and their confusion over your own clarity. When you are clear, their confusion will not shake you or break you.
Clarity requires that you take the time to know who you are, and why you are here.
Getting to clarity is a process, not an event. It takes time.
Clarity is about boundaries, setting them, and…

Power Plays

Myth1 : Power lies in the title – biggest myth power lies in you not a title, in you understanding who you are, and that is a long journey

Power plays
Power moves
Power slots
Power positions
Do you have a definition of power? 
Do you know what your power is, where your power lies?
Do you believe that you have power?

Is money power? 
Is your position at your job, your home, your church, any organisation that you are a part of considered power?
Is power just for the have's?
Can the have not's have some of the power?
Are you afraid of your power?
Where is your power?

Gary Zukav said that your authentic self is the foundation of your power.

I have learnt that we are all born powerful, by virtue of us being here, we are powerful.
Our power lies in the belief that who we are is enough, and once we start from that place, the power that we have grows exponentially. I learnt this after realizing that no amount of money, status, friends in high places, material possessions can make you powerful if you …

A Delay is Not A Denial

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A Delay is Not a Denial - Luke 18

Disappointment sucks doesn't it? When that thing that you want so bad is eluding you, or taken away from you or even denied, doesn't it feel like a sucker punch to the gut?
Confessions on the Journey - disappointment hurts! As part of the human race, I want what I want when I want it. Can anyone feel me here?
What I have learnt is, sometimes what I want is not what I need and sometimes what I want is not what is best for me.
I have also learnt that divine timing is always on time, so sometimes what I want, I am not ready to receive. We are not ready when we are in fear, when we are in doubt, when we are yet to learn some of the lessons requires us to be that person that can receive the very thing you say we want. Sometimes we have to be more patient, more disciplined, more focused, more restful. Whatever it is, once we get there that thing that we are ready for seems to just fall in our laps.

Disappointment is also about letting go of control,…

Back to the Norm?

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so many times in life we allow fear to stop us in our tracks:the sad thing is we don't always recognise that we are afraid. We find excuses and rationalisations. We create responsibilities, true or false,we must tend to before we move forward,we create challenges and obstacles so real in our minds they manifest in our lives. Behind it all is fear. Iyanla Vanzant

There are times that I return from a trip abroad and I am feel trapped. It's almost like I feel that I have returned to some sort of cave with one window. The feeling comes and goes
I thought about it yesterday and decided to spend some time with the feeling, asking it to come chat with me for a moment, I want to get to know you better before I make a decision.
What I  learnt is, I want to do more, I am impatient about the process, some fear is seeping in that I am not doing enough. The old "not enoughness" rearing its head again.
The cave is self imposed. And guess what? Amazing things can happen in a cave

S…

Homeward Bound

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”—Lupita Nyong’o



Thank you Guyana, I had a wonderful experience being there and seeing your bold ambition of being a green state.
Many people think your vision for a fully green state is crazy. I think that is one reason why I'm on board.
I believe all our dreams ought to be Huge, dreams ought to make you feel excited, it ought to stretch you.
This is a concept which although not new is not fully seen in this part of the world, additionally Guyana just found oil so it is easy for them to neglect the green part of everything
So I take back the lessons of dreaming big and going for it no matter of others believe that I am crazy as hell
Dream Big
Peace

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Adventure on the Essiquibo

When you have an intact, healthy sense of worth, you value other people. You realize that people are different. You understand that people see things and interpret things in different ways. You do not compare yourself to them, nor do you feel the need to compete with them. You know who you are, which means you can accept others as they are.Until Today

I decided to take in the towns off the Essquibo River yesterday, as usual asked no questions
We cross the river using a very huge and long draw bridge onto "the other side" drove for about another hour and there we were on a pier. Ok, so far so good.
Then I saw the boat that I would be entering to cross this river, which by the way is so huge! Seems smaller compared to the Nile, maybe it was my extreme concern about the boat
The boat was a small wooden structure that held a maximum of ten people - to me 7 too much
The captain said the wood never sinks, whatever happens the boat will float!
Well I have none of that type of wood …

Guyana Green Expo Day 5

some days i show up by candlelight, and other days as a wildfire. Diamond Dorris

I was scheduled to conduct a workshop yesterday. I kept asking all day about the logistics, I was told that it would be done. The time ticked by, I still kept asking. Just at the end of the day I was told to come to a particular place at 4pm. I arrived and the spot wasn't ready, there was nothing in place.
Ok then, so do I light a fire or not? I decided to be kind.
What are the options?
They had none
Can you come up with some options?
They came up with three options
What is the best option?
They mention what they believe the best option and I accepted.
The workshop will go on tomorrow
Once the workshop is completed I will have a word about the organisation, the big picture is the workshop.
How many times have I not kept the big picture in mind and get caught up in the minor details? The minor details are just that, minor. The means towards the end are important. Leaving the ego out is important, leaving the fe…