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Say Thank You-Jill Scott

“Everybody can use a little help sometimes
C’mon you know things ain’t moving right
Ask for correction
Ask for direction
Ask for protection
Since you want to feel like you’re you
Inside

Say thank you

Yeah
Say thank you
Yeah

Cause you know your request is filled
You will see
So act accordingly
Live like you believe
And say thank you”

with that said Thank You Ms. Jill Scott ❤

Afropunk

I was fortunate enough to attend Afropunk yesterday with one of my friends….I felt so at home.   I want to call it a convention of kindred spirits because the atmosphere of the event was one of universal love. You come as you are and you are loved for it ❤ The strong sense of unity and black pride could not be missed.

The weather was wonderful, the people were beautiful(physically and spiritually) and the performances were amazinggggggggg.  I don’t know how I missed this festival before now(as it’s been happening for ten years) but I’m ultra grateful that I found it ❤

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saw this billboard on my way there, what really put me in extra love was if you look closely written subtly under the word gratitude is a definition of courage.

“Courage [kurij, kuhr-] the quality of mind that enables a person to face danger with confidence, resolution and firm control of oneself”

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*I didn’t get any good pics of the performances–I was far back and really more concerned with being fully present in the experience but here are the few that I did take 🙂

Personal Freedom

I just started The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard and although I am early in the book it’s already had some resonance for me; Specifically the point that we all have an inherent desire to be whomever we are without fear of being judged or ostracized.  These same sentiments are expressed in the Outkast song above Liberation.

“Can’t worry bout, what another nigga think–Now that’s Liberation and baby I want it..  “–Outkast

“I said I have a choice to be who you wants to be–It’s left uppa to me, and my momma n’em told me”–Outkast

“That is ultimately what Personal Freedom is: liberty from the restrictions of social oppression and the tragic self-oppression that is fear”–Brendon Burchard

Each of us, every individual, ought to have the right to happily and peacefully move our lives forward without fear or hurt or imprisonment or arbitrary social constraints.“–Brendon Burchard.

Once again the personal realization of the fact that there are so many ways to say the exact same thing only causes the resonance to amplify more as a personal truth.  I am a true believer that there is more than one way up this spiritual mountain so whichever road we all choose is not nearly as important as the fact that we ascend. 🙂

For me personally I have been playing and growing into the idea of personal freedom a lot.  It has definitely become detrimental to my spiritual development because I am getting acquainted with who I really am and guess what…..I like her!!!  Although I don’t like getting caught up in labeling things for the sake of understanding I have realized I’m a hippie!! l love all things that, stereotypical speaking, hippies love!!!  Nature, meditation, yoga,  connecting with people on a spiritual level and of course my own spiritual exploration and development!! .  This is the me that I did not know I was as a teen and young adult because my primary focus was to fit in.

I can now say that I am liberated.

I don’t care if people think I’m weird, or use the word hippie to mean something negative.  I am who I am.  I am a individual and unique expression of the divine and I am going to use this expression as boldly and freely as I please.  This is exactly why everyone is flipping their lids about Caityln Jenner!!!! She is unapologetic about who she is and people don’t know how to handle it (which is the saddest part in my opinion, truth be told it would be impossible for me to care any less about the subject because all I can see is the bigger picture of letting someone do what they feel they have to do to be happy.)

You should never feel you have to justify yourself  or apologize for being the authentic version of you.  It’s really that simple.

You may find that people will be removed from your life as a result of the change of your personal perspective of self but it should never be viewed as a loss.  The more you are true to yourself the more the right people be drawn to you anyway!!!   I wish this experience for us all,  I have slowly but surely broken the mental and social chains that cause me to be someone I am not and I hope that you all find such liberation in a way that is comfortable to you individually.

Much much much love ❤