I have a new affirmation I am saying these days...
"There is something special inside of me." Wow, is that hard to write knowing that others will read it!!! *
This is honestly something I've not said to myself before these past few weeks. It was hard, at first, and honestly I have forgotten to say it a few days here and there. It's like building a new muscle, this one - the muschle being my brain and my beleifs. *
I recently heard someone say that if you don't think there is something special inside yourself, how can you expect anyone else to think so? That's when I realized that the 6 year old me made a grave mistake. *
I have always been super hard on myself, with very high expectations, and a great desire to be much more than mediocre. On the other hand, as a young girl, I also adopted a strong beleif that it is not OK to be conceited. Unfortunately that little girl was confusing confidence with boasting but didn't know it. Her innate knowing that being humble is a good thing got WAY OUT OF HAND. This not so young woman has been stuffing down her divine goodness for a lot of years because of that false perception that got blown way out of porportion in her mind. *
So today I am repairing years of a self imposed habit of internal oppressive thinking that worked diligently to contain my specialness. I am realizing that we have to own our unique gifts and qualities and allow them to shine brightly - as a way to ensure others that it is safe to do the same. I am beginning to explore the large gap between negative self talk and positive affirmation with new eyes. I am courageously gazing at the fine line between being full of oneself vs. being confident and loving oneself. *
May we all continue to learn and grow spiritually!
May we each become a little bit better every single day!
May we each know the specialness within ourselves, our oneness with the divine!
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~Today's Darshan of Tulsi Devi~
Story of Tulsi Ma
When Lord Siva heard this curse, he became angry. Seizing his trident, he ran after Lord Surya. Afraid, the sun god went with his father, Kasyapa Muni, to Brahmaloka, the highest material planet, to take shelter of Lord Brahma. But Lord Siva pursued him there. Lord Brahma, also afraid of Lord Siva, took Lord Surya and Kasyapa Muni to the region of Vaikuntha, the spiritual or eternal world. There, with throats parched due to anxiety, they took refuge of Lord Narayana, the Lord of all. They offered obeisances to Him and praised Him repeatedly and finally explained why they were so apprehensive.
Lord Narayana bestowed His mercy on them and granted them the power to be fearless. He said, “O fearful ones, be consoled. How can you be afraid of anyone while I am here? If anyone remembers Me when he is in danger, wherever he may be, I hurry to him with my Sudarsan disc in my hand and save him. O demigods! I am always the creator, preserver and destroyer of this universe. In the form of Visnu, I am the preserver; in the form of Brahma, the creator; and in the form of Siva, the destroyer. I am Siva, I am you, and I am Surya. I assume numerous forms and preserve the universe. So go back to your respective places. You have nothing to be afraid of. All will be well.
Daily #Tarot Reading for November 19: Nine of Wands
When we are in the midst of a great #struggle , when we have refused to break under enormous #pressure , we meet the #challenge in the Nine of Wands. You have surpassed past challenges, and you must keep your spirits up to #transcend this one. Wands represent fire, the transformative element. We may burn, but we are not destroyed; only changed, tempered, strengthened. Whether you are experiencing #hardtimes at home or at #work , or a #creative or internal struggle, the Nine of Wands is a sign that you haven't given up, and your #tenacity is leading you to either victory or understanding. What are you fighting for? Imagine you are on a ship, being tossed by a violent storm at sea. Nine flaming wands line the shore in the distance, letting you know that the end of your strife is near. Rest, and even a hero's welcome, are nearby. You must remain #vigilant and #battle the storm to get there, but your solution is not far away. Keep your strength up. Challenge yourself. You will come out stronger on the other side. 🔥❤️🎴
Does anyone else take on the energy around them? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏿♀️🙋🏽♀️ Or in more practical language... does it make you feel extremely drained to be around negative people, gossip, complaining, toxic work environments? Or is it hard for you to watch the news or sad movies?
It’s hard in this climate with so much turmoil around us to know what emotions are our own and where we are just holding onto the weight of the world - literally - in our minds, bodies and souls. I created a few minute video to share a visualization practice I learned a while back to help you protect your own energy. Check it out on my IGTV!
Ugh here goes again. I'm so happy though that I'm on the outside looking in. It helps. .
When a woman sees another woman grieving it reminds her of her own heartbreaks & her own pain. She wants to reach out to her in compassion and lift her up and remind her she is stronger than she gives herself credit. On one hand she wants to curse the man who did this to this sweet woman. How could he!? How could he walk away from her!? She seemed like she put him first, loved him unconditionally & would have given him the World. 🌍
On another hand....and I had a feeling of it from the beginning she did just that. She handed him the keys to her heart, to her soul...and begged him not to go. Two weeks later and her profile pic still captures the moment of sadness and grieving of him leaving. She had attempted to give up her entire life to have it revolve around him. He had no choice but to leave her. Her energy and love was suffocating. Her pictures quickly filled up with every image of just them while his remained the same....of a life before her. It was the most obvious thing I'd ever seen. She gave too much. He is teaching her to fill her own cup before she fills his cup to overflowing. .
I can see it so clearly. I Hope she gets up & dances once again. This time....I hope she learns the balance of Love. The giving & receiving. I Hope she learns how to Fly. Leave it to a Divine Masculine to have to teach the lesson to another Divine Feminine. I'm on the outside looking in, but I'm smiling now seeing my own process and progress through the lens of life. .
The twinflame path is full of lessons. Not only for us, but for others who cross our paths. We have the soul contract with everyone moving forward that we will change each other for the better....through Heart Happiness and Hearts Broken. .
Love Yourself💗 Former Student of His here!
When we feel we are being tested
Could it be that we are learning true discipline over our minds?
It is one thing to be able to meditate in the calm, but can we still our inner selves when in a storm?
I find that when I set myself a goal, say of peace in my house for the weekend, or stopping smoking, studying more, doing more of something I long to do. The opposite will happen.
I think this is merely because I notice, or am more aware of the things that will get in my way of doing that, and I somehow wait for them, somehow give them room. My inner critic of ‘I am in no way allowed to do that for myself’, will surface.
All the reasons to procrastinate or smoke or do that thing I really do not want to be doing right now, (I just wanna take some time for myself) come along. Chores that need attending to, other peoples problems/ needs, things break and need fixing, things get put down and lost.
I think it is because I am aware of how much discipline this would take, how much discipline I would need to practice and my ego is giving me plenty of opportunities to give in.
So when we have made a decision. I think it is a necessary thing to do, to keep that banshee of ego away, to repeat out loud, ‘No ego, I have made a decision.’ We know what we need. We know the truth. No ego, I have made a decision.
Love and Light brothers and sisters
People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new. -Travis Bradberry
Repost From my brother @iamdjwadeo - The Bible tells us to count the cost of following Jesus. The problem is, most of us just consider the front end. We examine what we’d have to give up right now and whether we think the trade off is fair in the moment.
What about the back end though? What about the long term ramifications of not following Jesus. In other words...what do you lose or better put, what do you fail to gain, if you decide to sit this one out and not follow Him.
Every time I have failed to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in a particular area of my life, I have regretted it later. It’s one reason I can attest to the fact that God’s Plan is truly better than anything I can come up with on my own.
So yes...count the cost...but please make sure you consider the front end and the back end as you tally everything up.
The answer to “Why is this happening to me?”
A Divine Storm, as I call them, are moments in your life when you feel like life/The Divine/The Universe is against you. Nothing is going well.
You question everything and maybe even say something like “Why is this happening to me?”
What I’ve come to find, is that moments like this are powerful opportunities to grow.
Divine Storms are wake up calls.
They are not ushering in the end, but rather clearing space for what’s trying to be born in your life.
But – we tend to interrupt the process. We hang on to how it was & fear how it could be. And perhaps we slip into assuming the worst, instead of preparing for a miracle.
You see, when you go through a crisis, a hard time, a moment of pain – there is always, & I do mean always, a breakthrough on the other side.
And just past the breakthrough, the new awareness, the “aha moment” you’ve been searching for appears.
We need not worry. We need not assume the worst.But rather, make our aim to surrender our will to Divine Will.
Instead of trying to make The Divine make sense, we release the need to know why things happen as they do & step into the trust that we are being guided in every moment.
And we choose to believe that what we are going through now is preparing us for what we desire.
You are not being punished; you are being prepared.
Prepared for more love.
Prepared for more impact.
Prepared to inspire change in others.
Prepared for more awareness.
Prepared for your dreams.
When we step out into the sweet unknown, we can release the thoughts of our life falling apart.We can choose to believe that when life falls apart, it’s not over, but rather the energy is moving,shifting to reflect the changes in our inner world.
We need not fear the changes but embrace them with a feeling of surrender that the universe knows what’s best for us.
And in doing so, we can begin to find peace within transition; & we can bring meaning to loss.What no longer serves you is being removed from your life,& a new power is coming to you.At first it won’t make sense. But soon, you will know why things had to be the way they were.Until then – assume the best. Don’t stop a miracle in progress.
Putting out the intention to take many more road trips in 2019. Just pack up and go whenever my desires take me. More adventures, more laughs, more memories, more living 🚙💨 .
Who is ready for more adventures?!
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Dreaming is a part of the creative process in manifesting your dreams. Allow yourself to fully engage in day- dreaming throughout your day and experience the feeling of knowing it’s already yours and coming your way at the perfect timing. Don’t forget to smile and say thank you for what is coming💫 .
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🌞It’s always sunny in LA🌞
Feeling grateful to enjoy warm days during the holiday season. Feeling more grateful than ever this year. It’s been a full year of growth in every area of my life. Thank you Universe for continually allowing me to grow, realizing what is truly important in life. I am more open and receptive to all that is coming my way, I have faith it’s what is best for me. .
Sending you all magical vibes this Thanksgiving week💫 Remember to focus on everything you already have and start to appreciate it even more. .
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A few months ago, my son said jokingly that I'm like a teenager and I wasn't sure if that was a compliment 🤔🤪 or not ...but I say keep your inner #child#ageless !!!
Ever really sit and watch young kids? They act like little drunk adults 🤣🤣 They live in the moment, without a worry or care in the world, they are super curious, joyful, and whats so beautiful...they dont need any outside vices to get there.
All jokes aside, the process of thinking and having a child's #soul , which could be described as constantly asking why and being continuously amazed and in awe by everything that surrounds you, is one of the crucial parts of the #creative and #spiritual process. This WHY mindset will force you to find answers that explain the inner workings of different questions you have, and use those answers to come up with endless creative ideas that bring growth on all levels. And the good news is, you still have that spirit within you, rediscover it if you must, but never loose it ❤