29/03/2011 at 10:55 AM (Affirmations, Inspirational, Self Reflections, Words of Wisdom)
Tags: inspiration, spiritual strength, spirituality
Lately, I have become more attuned to listening to the soft voice of my spirit. Do you listen to that voice? The one that whispers an idea, a warning, a gentle nudge forward. The one you hear just before that LOUD and OBNOXIOUS voice SCREAMS and says NO, WAIT, UH OH YOU CAN’T. It’s the voice of doubt and hesitation with its cousins chiming in signing the chorus of FEAR! We have become accustomed to listening to the loudest voices we hear and following suit with their instructions. Most times we end up with regret and say something like “I KNEW I should have just…” or “I KNEW I shouldn’t have…” When that happens, why do we continue to listen to that voice?
If you are sitting in your office at your place of employment and the fire alarm goes off do you get up and look for the source of the fire? Do you walk around hoping to smell smoke or see a flame before you evacuate the premises? Or, is the sound of the alarm enough to suggest to you “exit the building… NOW!” Have you seen a horror flick where a woman might be walking home at night, decides to take the scenic route through the woods, hears the crack of a branch behind her then turns around and asks “Who’s there?” She proceeds to walk in the direction of the sound and well… I think you know what happens to her, right? You are sitting in the chair screaming “RUN GIRL GET OUT OF THERE!!!”
I believe that the first voice you hear is your soft “alarm”. Not necessarily only warning you of danger, but also guiding you along your journey toward your purpose. I believe it is the voice of God whispering and guiding you. The more “still” you become, the clearer and louder the voice becomes to you. If you believe that you are a child of God and that He has unconditional love for you then you will begin to trust that He will guide you in the direction in which you should go. If you are always talking, moving and listening to the tones of chaos how can you listen for His guidance?
I am practicing my listen skills. I am learning more about the Creator so that I am able to understand how He works and moves in my life. I simply refuse to take the scenic route through the woods, following those cracking sounds of braking branches that ultimately lead to my demise. I am still, asking for guidance, listening, receiving and following the Light.
26/02/2011 at 7:05 PM (Affirmations, Healthly Living, Inspirational, Relationships, Self Reflections, Words of Wisdom)
Tags: Acts of Faith, affirmations, confidence, empower, empowerment, In The Meantime, inspiration, Iyanla Vanzant, Life coach, life coaching course, motivation, motivational speaker, personal development, personal growth, personal power, self discovery, self help, self-esteem, spiritual strength, spirituality, transformation, truth
I am my single most important investment. It has taken me years to completely embrace this idea. I spent many years investing in my outward appearance. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that it isn’t important to be presentable and dress nicely. After all, your first impression is what people see. What I am saying, however, is that it is as important, dare if I say more important to invest in yourself as it relates to your authentic self, and nurturing your spiritual and personal growth. As I pondered my thoughts while writing this, I had to consider what I deemed important at different stages of my life. A nice purse, a sexy pair of shoes, my nails and hair immaculate, of course. Whether I could afford the “real” thing or not, it would “look” as if I could. Let’s consider these next few items…
This could easily be an investment of $349 for this Coach purse.
This investment is approximately $870 – Louis Vuitton Marbella shoes.
A decent Mani/Pedi is about $70.
Weaves, well they can cost upwards of $1,000 or more!
Investing in yourself is P•R•I•C•E•L•E•S•S!
How do you invest in yourself? Well, I invest in myself by purchasing books that expand my base of knowledge, challenge me and enlighten me. I attend conferences and seminars that will enrich my life experience, my business or my skill set. I have more recently invested in a monthly coaching program. I also invest in myself by making sure I have the kind of people I respect, admire and can learn from are in my inner AND outer circle. Another way to invest in yourself is by listening more and talking less. This is a freebie! Lastly, I invest in my spiritual development. I have a spiritual family that includes my church family as well as those friends who are pursuing their spirituality in other forms. I participate in spiritual activities and surround myself with spiritual people whenever I can.
When you begin to invest as much money and time IN yourself as you spend ON yourself you are well on your way to becoming a total package. What is it worth to you to invest in yourself?
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I extend the offer to every woman who finds herself reading this blog post to invest in the next 90-days of your life by joining me for this MAP. The experience will be priceless!
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Now, buckle-up and hold on tight!!