Photo above: Top left (Jessica graduating from college), bottom left (Jessica at about 5 years old and I was about 19 years old), bottom middle (I was 14 and Jessica was 8 months old), bottom right ( I had just turned fourteen, my mother was showing me how to bathe my baby Jessica) above this (Jessica was about 10 and I was 24).
🙏 ❤ In the words of Maya Angelou ” wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now”. Deep gratitude to myself for showing up each day, to Jessica for showing me how to be a better person/mother, to my mother for allowing me to make a HUGE decision at such a very young age, to my family for supporting me in the best way possible – allowing me to be Jessica’s mom, to our friends and community – as it takes a village to raise a child. I have found that even the nay sayers have helped as they fueled my desire to become a better person.
I wrote out the meditation (below) to share with you because I believe it contains a message that has transformed my life for the better. You see, when I chose to raise my daughter at the age of thirteen many people (including strangers) voiced their opinion about how I had ruined my life. Thankfully, I didn’t believe them. It took me becoming more mindful of my thoughts, being clear about my values, and then matching my actions to what I believed to be true in life. Choosing to live a conscious life.
A daily commitment, first to myself and then to my family. One day at a time. Somewhere inside of me I believed that I too had the right to be happy. When I finished high school and then started college I didn’t know I would find my passion for photography – I just knew that I needed to set an example for my daughter and show her what I expected of her. I knew I wanted a career that I enjoyed and that I could be successful at. Years later I discovered my passion for photography.
Meditation for me has been one of the key components to transforming my life for the better each day. A daily practice has helped me continue to manifest more of what I want in life. Leading with love instead of fear. Making time for myself and being present for life as it magically unfolds. Below are the words of Oprah and Deepak for their 21- day FREE meditation. Words that have moved and inspired me, I hope they do the same for you.
Master the Art of Desire
We want to shift our focus toward shaping our desires and then mastering the creative process of actually realizing your dreams. There is a key to turning a dream into reality and that key is having a conscious intention.
In our busy world it’s easy to just slide into a rhythm of being unconscious and going through the motions and moving through your days with little thought about what you’re saying or doing – just getting caught up.
Manifesting desires is about being awake to life. As your awareness expands the possibilities of what you can attract in life also expand.
Becoming aware of your life, of every moment, every breath, every thought. Being conscious about that will move you closer toward your highest self ; the person you were born to be. and that my friends is what it means to be fully present, is what it means to be aligned and it is the most expedient path to fulfilling your deepest, grandest dreams.
Both skill and art are involved because even though everyone is born with desires, making them come true takes knowledge and experience. Every intention is tied to the energy of attraction. Our lives are filled with the things we’ve manifested. Manifesting is a lifelong process. Yet some are much better at it then others.
Society offers various ways to improve your ability to make a desire come true: work harder, don’t give up, nourish your passion and so on. There are also unspoken advantages such as being born to wealth or with a high IQ which benefit only a few. But the worlds wisdom traditions look elsewhere for the secret of manifesting what you want.
Conscious intention holds the key. By becoming more conscious, we make the creative process more efficient and more aligned to our highest purpose. It’s all about expanded awareness. With expanded awareness you automatically see more possibilities. You aren’t constrained by past conditioning, traumas and painful memories. You rise above the level of the problem to the level of the solution. ❤❤❤!!!
Above all, you activate more of the energy of attraction. It took thousands of years for great sages, seers, guides and teachers to realize what I’ve told you in a few sentences. You can’t think, feel or force your way into expanded consciousness. Fortunately, the path is simple and open to all. 🌟 Meditation practice expands your awareness day by day 🌟🙏 bringing better results in your outer life. Once your meditations make you comfortable and centered in silence you can consciously desire and let go. Silent mind is where all possibilities are contained in seed form waiting for the touch of intention to bring them to life. This is the basis for mastering the art of desire. You are the creator and your life and fulfillment is your work of art. 💫
My intention holds the key to fulfillment
Which means: My unbounded awareness holds my pure intention.
Message of the day:
“ The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on the things we desire not the things we fear.” Brian Tracy 💫
Here is a link to the 21 day meditation: https://chopracentermeditation.com/
Our hope for this blog post is that it continues to inspire you to dream, to grow and to create in fabulously authentic ways. May we all deepen our sense of creativity, cultivate change, fulfillment and joy in our lives and take time to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for!
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