When The Sky Falls…

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One thing we all have to realize when it comes to living our lives is that, sometimes the sky is going to fall on us; the ground is going to drop from beneath us and we will have to experience our worlds being turned upside down and inside out at several points in our lives. The next thing we must realize and always remember is…it’s ok. To make any type of progression in life some things are going to have to shift from time to time, whether you plan and prepare for them to or not, whether you’re ready for them to or not. Sometimes life just takes it upon it’s own powerful self to make the necessary adjustments for you, and sometimes the very situations and changes that we think are some sort of punishment or curse…actually turn out to be the blessings that we need in order to move forward.

The problems we encounter as we move through life are not actually the important part of who we are or who we may later become. The important part is how we carry ourselves through our trials, personal storms, and everyday dilemmas; how we hold on to ourselves as men and women when we are being beaten down and “tried” by our troubles. Your attitude is critical to overcoming. You must show up for your storm wearing the face of grace, strength, survival, and the faith that your hard times are not where you intend to dwell. You must believe that you are just passing through to pick up a few things…some wisdom, some courage, some strength, some motivation. Be arrogant enough to say that this sad pathetic place you’re in, isn’t good enough for you.

Nothing that happens to us in life is put in place to curse us. Unwelcome events, people, and situations are put before us to make us work to become better versions of ourselves, and to teach us to be doers as well as just thinkers. There is always a way “over”…but what we have to remember is that most of the time we can’t get there without first going “through”.  Read this again…process it…and come back to it anytime you feel like the sky is falling.

 

Life Is What You Believe It Is…Or Isn’t

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Life is what we visualize it to be, what we think it is, and what we say it is. If we believe that we are unlovable/unworthy/lazy/unproductive/fat/ugly/ignorant/angry…then so it is.

If we believe that we will never have the kind of life that we dream of, then it will never come to pass. What you get out of life is what you believe you can achieve, what you think you are worthy o, and of course what you work hard for and have have faith in. Experiences come and go…as do opportunities, people, and situations…but your thoughts and beliefs are always with you. That means you need to choose your thoughts the same way you choose what to wear, or what to say. You have to decide what kinds of thoughts and beliefs you want to attach to yourSELF. If you attach thoughts of being a failure to yourself, you will never be a success. If you attach the thought that everyone in life is against you, you can never attract healthy friendships and relationships. Do you get where I’m going with this?

Learn to believe in the things, people, and the lifestyle that you want to attract. Trust yourSELF to create and be your most amazing self. The power of positivity will work itself all through areas of your life. Here are some examples of affirmations to say to yourself to begin replacing some of the negative beliefs that we all sometimes have. 🙂

If You Believe/ Your Affirmation Should Be              

nothing works for me/ my life is blessed and my decisions are always right for me

I can’t focus on anything/ My inner vision is clear and unclouded

I am a failure/ my life is a success

I have no right to feel this way/ All of my emotions are valuable

I don’t know what to do/ I trust a higher power and my inner wisdom to guide me

M-powering Moments: Veronica G. (Part IV)

This is part 4 of Veronica G.’s journey to the M-powered woman that she is today. She wanted to tell every piece of her story in hopes that it would reach another woman that may be in the midst of that same journey, to show that if she can endure all that she has had to endure…you can too and make it through.– Monique 🙂

I thought of all the things I could do with the money,,,,,,needless to say I didn’t do any of those things. My addiction to crack overpowered my will to stay clean!!! I got several checks totaling close to $20,000 & it was off to the races. This time was much worse than the last,,,,,,I lost my job but I didn’t care,,,,,,I spent the bulk of that money getting high on crack, drinking and smoking weed. In 6 months every penny was gone. I was so messed up I could not work,,,,,,,,who would hire me I was a mess!!! When before in my addiction I could work to support my habit this time was different,,,,,,I had to find other means of supporting myself & my habit. I turned to prostitution selling my body for drugs & money. I got tired of the street-walker thing that didn’t work for me,,,,,,,, in that period when I was walking the streets I had been raped, beaten, abducted pushed out of cars & robbed. I had met several men in my short time of walking the streets that were willing to pay much more for my time, then just some random joe on the streets so I decided that if I was going to sell my body I had to find a safer way to do it. I clean myself up got me some nice clothes That’s when I decided I would be a call girl. I had one client for everyday of the week. I thought this is much better one date a day and I was good. No beatings no abuse I thought well this is classier then standing on street corners jumping in and out of cars. This lasted a few years one of my clients even proposed to me,,,,,,of course I couldn’t marry him this man was a millionaire I was hardly good enough for him I thought!!!! There were several other proposals as well,,,,,,,and that’s when something changed in me again,,,,,,,,,I couldn’t keep living my life like this,,,,(to be continued)