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Growth Through Discomfort

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A theme that has been repeating itself to me (and I have been trying to avoid quite honestly) is growth through discomfort. I generally believe that things come to you when you approach life with ease/no resistance so the idea that discomfort is required for me to grow was conflicting.  I now am able to see the broader picture where I can understand that some growth (not all growth) can only be attained through stepping outside of your comfort zone. Where the two ideas have now come together is in seeing that like all things discomfort and struggle can be seen as beautiful too. Everything in life is a matter of perspective and when you choose to search for the beauty and lesson in what it is you go through not only does the struggle/discomfort dissolve itself but you are in a place that you could only have been brought through that discomfort.

Have wonderful, growth filled day all ❤

ANGEL NUMBERS – Joanne Sacred Scribes

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529.

I would always catch it on the clock, for totals on receipts, and license plates.  Eventually I was guided to this website. I cannot overstate how Joanne’s interpretations speak truth  directly to my heart.  I am grateful to her and of course the universe for that ❤

If you have recurring numbers and are interested in getting a great translation of the subtle messages being sent to you I’d highly recommend you check her out below 🙂

http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/index-numbers.html

ANGEL NUMBER 529

Number 529 is a combination of the attributes and energies of number 5, number 2 and number 9.  Number 5 brings its influences of major life changes, making important choicesand decisions, expansion and opportunity, adaptability and versatility, personal freedom and individuality, life lessons learned through experience and resourcefulness.  Number 2adds its attributes of balance and harmony, partnerships and relationships, adaptability, diplomacy and co-operation, encouragement, duality, faith and trust and serving your soul mission and life purpose.  Number 9 denotes endings and conclusions and relates to the Universal Spiritual Laws, a higher perspective, karma, benevolence and altruism, spiritual awareness and enlightenment, leading life as a positive example for others and lightworking.

Angel Number 529 is a message that the positive changes you are currently undertaking will bring you into alignment with yourDivine life purpose as a ‘Lightworker’.  The world needs your skills and talents and you are being prompted to make progress along your path without further delay.  Have faith and trust that the positive changes you are making will advance you along your spiritual path and trust that the angels are supporting, encouraging and guiding you every step of the way.

Angel Number 529 is a strong message to let go of situations (and people) that no longer positively serve you in your life.  Do not cling due to fears, but rather, be thankful for the experience and its lessons, and look forward to new and better situations and circumstances coming into your life.

Angel Number 529 also suggests that changes made to your career or profession will bring you greater personal fulfilment on many levels.  It is a prompt to put your focus towards beginning or expanding your spirituality as your lightworkingskills and talents are greatly needed by the world.  It may be encouraging you to begin (or expand) a spiritually-based practice, profession and/or career.  The angels ask you to shine your light brightly to illuminate the way for others.

Supernatural

I guess I should start by saying if you were thinking the TV show you’re in the wrong place lol.

Today I was reading and for “some reason” this word tickled something inside of me and I decided that I really like it.  *the side note here being I recognize the synchronicities that occur in my everyday life(the “some reason”) which let me know I’m on the right track as I grow spiritually yayyyyy!!

Supernatural: of, relating to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal.

Abnormal…..nothing viewed as abnormal is ever considered a good thing but when I broke the word apart it took on new meaning for me.

I now see supernatural as being soooooo(super if you will) connected in mind, body and spirit to God that you are able to form the reality that you prefer in such an effortless manner that it becomes impossible to explain from a normal perspective.  You’re attuned and fully connected.

It’s a beautiful place to be and so I have decided that as I continue to grow and develop that I will always strive to be supernatural ❤

Love Love Loveeeeee

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 🙂

Conscious Cleanse

As part of my continued effort to improve my relationship with my body and increase my body awareness I have really fallen in love with Yoga.  It’s such a beautiful art and I am very happy that I have began to practice more consistently. I came across an ad for the Gaiam TV Conscious Cleanse about a month ago and was vaguely interested but didn’t look into it seriously.  Long story short, it lingered in the back of my mind and resurfaced at the (always) perfect time.

I decided today would be the perfect day to begin.  It is the first day of a new month which gives me that “fresh start” vibe. Also, the blue moon yesterday allowed me to capitalize on my desire to usher out things that no longer serve the person I am growing into(namely my not-always-so-clean eating habits).

Gaiam TV offers their service for $.99 the first month, if you enjoy the service there’s a monthly subscription fee.

What I was expecting: I knew Gaiam was a brand that sold yoga and fitness equipment but that was pretty much it,  I thought it was strictly an online yoga subscription so in my mind, I was going to do the month and then cancel the subscription. (yeah I know, it’s kinda terrible but I’m being honest lol.)

What it is: Oh baby!??! It’s like the hippie’s version of Netflix!!!! How am I just discovering this awesomeness!??! It does have yoga workouts but it also has meditations, documentaries, reading materials and so much more!!!! I definitely look forward to feeling out the website during this trail 😀

Here is the link that gives the details of the cleanse

http://www.gaiamtv.com/guide/conscious-cleanse-summer-edition

Although I am only on day one I can say I appreciate the structure of the cleanse. It gives you a good variety of options on food you can eat, slowly eases you into the clean eating, encourages you to drink more water and the first day of yoga was inspiring.

Here is to 14 days to a more fit version of me 😀

Peace :)

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An underlying theme that has been coming to me frequently as of late is what it is to have, and maintain inner peace.

One avenue by which this message was carried to me was my trip in beginning of this month to the Essence Festival in New Orleans . I found out that Deepak Chopra would be conducting a workshop and automatically put it on the top of my to-do list while there. On that Saturday morning my girlfriends and I went to the workshop and I sat at the edge of my seat bright eyed and bushy tailed as he discussed the health benefits of meditation among other things (there’s literally a picture of me that my friend *accurately* describes my expression as “joy filled”.)  Along with him on that panel was a beautiful lady whom I was not familiar with by the name of Erica Ford.  Erica runs an organization called Peace is a LIFEstyle in which she teaches young urban kids (who would generally not be exposed to) skills such as meditation and yoga.(check out the website here http://peaceisalifestyle.com/) From that conversation I fell in love with her work but also the message itself: “Peace is a lifestyle” I have really been taking the time to explore and understand just what that means to me.

One of my new core beliefs is in well being.  To me, this means that all is truly well even at times that things aren’t going in the direction I was planning.  This belief has  helped reduce stress and negative emotions in my day to day life immensely!! It has effortlessly tied itself into my exploration of inner peace because it turns out they are the same thing explained in different ways!!

Our spirits have a baseline of well being (peace.)  All of our thoughts and emotions serve to maintain or agitate that peace. What I’ve been playing with more specifically is noticing the thoughts that cause agitation.  I am now able to recognize negative emotion (stress, anger, etc.) as a way of spirit communication. Negative emotions serve to let me know my perspective on a subject is not that of my spirit. In bringing these thoughts and emotions to light they are able to be dissolved and my peace is restored (I believe Eckhart spoke about that in The Power of Now actually but the resonance of it didn’t occur until now.)

To further reiterate this point was my opportunity to spend time with some of my older family members on a trip to North Carolina,  I figured it would be a good idea to capitalize on their wisdom; not only did it serve to build a stronger family bond between us but the knowledge they imparted was definitely food for the spirit. ❤  One of the issue I wanted more clarity on was how to deal with being an African American in the United States.  Without going into a rant (because now I see how it compromises said peace) I will say I don’t agree with the history of mistreat and current mistreat of my people by this country. As I began to express these feelings to my great-aunts and grandpa one of my aunts stopped me  mid-rant by pointing out the quality of the energy I was putting out surrounding the subject.  She could see, hear and feel my emotional frustration and offered me this: Do not allow these things to contaminate your spirit.  They discussed this referencing the Bible and for the first time there was deep resonance in what Jesus was talking about when stating that you should turn the other cheek.

Where as before I believed turning the other cheek meant being okay with being mistreated I could now see the truth behind the action.  Turning the other cheek isn’t rolling over and accepting mistreatment it’s the ability to not let things compromise your inner peace!!! When you are able to view those actions from a place of stillness you open yourself up to true and clear guidance as to how you should handle the situation.

The last bit of resonance I received on this subject is in the book I am currently reading.  Anatomy of Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss.  She explores our energy body and the resulting affects our emotions have on our physical body.  To say I’m enjoying it would be an understatement. It further drives home the point that maintaining peace is not only detrimental to our spirit body but our physical body as well, it gives motivation for me to work to dissolve thought patterns that do not serve me. I am learning to truly observe the quality of my thoughts.  I am striving to maintain high quality thoughts and peace in my daily life. I’m thankful for my growth and understanding.

Peace everyone ❤ ❤ ❤

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 ❤