Mantra: I am grateful

I am grateful. Three words that have significant power and meaning. “I am grateful,” is my mantra for this month. After reflecting on my life and noticing that I complain more than I should, I felt that I should acknowledge the numerous reasons to be grateful. The most prominent reason to be grateful, is that we are human beings. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices, to use language, to feel, to eat – oh, how I enjoy eating good food – and many more unique qualities of being a human.

As Mark Nepo so eloquently states in The Book of Awakening, we are precious human beings, we are rare, and we are awake. Our consciousness could be inside an ant instead of inside a human body. Imagine how difficult that experience would be. Instead, we are conscious living souls inside a human body, and we must recognize this experience as a gift. Our lives are a gift, so why not live now? Nepo encourages us to ask what we need to know now, say what we feel now, and love what we love now. Life is short, we all know that. But, we do not always act as if we know the truth about our existence.

Mantra: I am hopeful

Happy New Year! As I embrace a new year, I was thinking about motivation, specifically motivation to leave a warm and comfortable bed in the morning. Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy sleeping and love getting extra minutes of sleep. As I continue on the journey towards living out my dreams, I sometimes find myself feeling…

South Africa Travel Journal: Traveling is Important for Our Evolution

Through life experiences, I have learned that our lives are meant for growth and development. Upon this realization, I decided to take personal responsibility for my continuous growth into the best version of myself. Now, I embrace every opportunity for an adventure, and I have learned that it is imperative that I surrender when I…

Mantra: I am evolving

A mantra is an instrument of the mind, that is commonly used during mediation to enter a deep state of meditation. I started using mantras during meditation to transport an intention I have in my mind and soul into my everyday life. I like to use “I am” statements for intentions that I want to…

Worship Wednesday: No Stress

No stress. I recently started practicing yoga five to six times a week, because I decided that I wanted to experience more peace. Every time I get on the mat I calm my mind and declare a mantra for the practice. A few months ago I had a difficult time finding a mantra at the…

Worship Wednesday: Truth

Truth.   I don’t fit in. I was never suppose to. I was not made in a mold, I was sculpted. They try to turn me back into soft clay. So they can mold me their own way. They do not own me. I affirm it with my mouth, that I am beautiful, the way I…

Worship Wednesday: Go to Scriptures – Living Soul

Soul noun. The principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical. —  Dictionary by Farlex What you identify with consciously and unconsciously determines how you perceive your life experiences. If you recognize yourself as someone who…

Worship Wednesday: Chaos or Peace

I used to think that I was a failure because I didn’t follow through with my dream. I found another dream in college and made an executive decision to follow this passion wholeheartedly especially after being told that I could never become my original dream from a respected supervisor. My heart was broken and at…

Worship Wednesday: What Nature Can Teach Us About Faith

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp chill in the air that nudges me to put on my leather moto jacket and warm scarf. I firmly believe that every time I plug into Mother Earth I am awoken to the reason we are all here. The change of seasons teach us…

Worship Wednesday: Go to Scripture – Peace

On Worship Wednesday, I like to share my worship for God with others, in hopes that it encourages others to share their love for our King as well. I will share my go to scriptures that help keep my mind stayed on God. I try to keep my vision board updated so every time I read…

Worship Wednesday: The Wilderness 

This week I am reminded that as Ambassadors of Christ we are all going through something in His name. I recently transitioned from a dark place and was looking forward to beginning something new in hopes that the darkness was behind me. I forgot however, what I learned throughout that tribulation, which was that whatever you…