Hello! 👋🏽 Yes, we’re back!
Apologies for the lack of posts. After what seemed like a never ending festive season (Xmas, New Year’s and Lunar New Year), we can FINALLY take a breather and focus our energy on the things that really matter to us - increasing #spiritual#awareness and spreading #Love and #Light . And of course, promoting our #aromatherapy#candles .🕯 (Although honestly, that seems like less of a priority these days because in our hearts we know that #helping others directly takes precedence.) 😌
So yesterday, we stumbled across these beautiful Lotus Flowers. We can’t even remember the last time we saw a #Lotus ! 😍Mother #Earth is truly magnificent. She #blesses us with such #grace and #beauty daily, yet we always seem to forget to “stop and smell the roses”. 🙁
In Eastern cultures, the Lotus symbolises #purity , #divinity , #regeneration , #rebirth and the path to #enlightenment .
The Lotus starts out as a tiny enclosed seed, deeply rooted in filthy mud. It then slowly rises through the murky waters (not phased by its surroundings), reaching towards the sun, until it finally breaks the surface of the water and blossoms into an incredibly beautiful Lotus. It becomes whole and completely at #peace with itself.
The Lotus represents our life’s #journey . It does not have to necessarily be a #spiritual one. It shows that no matter how bad our external surroundings get, as long as we stay #focused and #positive , we will get through the #obstacles and #grow from the experience. 💓💓💓
On that note... May 2020 be a year of personal successes for all. May we always choose to rise through the challenges and blossom into gorgeous Lotuses! Each of us unique and all of importance in our own right. 🙏🏼✨
Mmm here are couple of really good nuggets from one of Ann Voskamp’s blogs about marriage: (read the rest in the temporary link in my bio) “Marriage isn’t about staying happy — marriage is about staying growing.
The rich relationships are the ones that pay attention.
If you want relational healthiness, practice attentiveness.
You are the story I want to read again every night, the story I never tire of hearing again and again, and you have loved me, day after faithful day, line after line, back to hope, and ours is the story that I never want to end.”
THEY WILL ACCEPT US AS THE SLAVE, BUT NOT THE MOTHERS & FATHERS OF CIVILIZATION PT78 😂= These people are “ENTERTAINERS” not “ROCKET SCIENTIST” 🤷🏾♂️.... They have no knowledge on “HISTORY”... & That’s why @badgalriri has a song called “S & M” 🤷🏾♂️.... That’s why @iamcardib is out here dressing up in “BLACK FACE” too...... It’s called being a “GOOD WHITE MANS NIGGA/NIGGA YOU’RE STILL A SLAVE” 😂=
FUCK BLACK HISTORY MONTH & THE PAGAN MONTH FEBRUARY TOO.... NIGGAS OUT HERE WILLINGLY CELEBRATING “RACIST/PEDOPHILE/PAGAN HOLIDAYS” 🤷🏾♂️😂= Unlike @diddy & the rest of these wanna be “WHITE MAN NIGGAS” 🤦🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️...... You really need to hear this!!!!!!!!!! (THAT HEART❤️SHAPE TO YOUR EYE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LOVE) 😂....... THE SO CALLED OSCARS IS A BLACK GOD THAT THESE CRAZY CRAKKKAS YOU WANNA BE LIKE STOLE FROM OUR ANCESTORS 😡= You’ll never hear me beggin to be apart of any “EUROPEAN/CRAKKKAS” organization 🤷🏾♂️= I SACRIFICED MY ENTIRE MUSIC CAREER & ALL OF MY INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS JUST TO GIVE OUR PEOPLE THIS KNOWLEDGE..... & YOU COON ASS NIGGAS ARE STILL OUT HERE SAYING THE SAME DUMB ASS SHIT EVERY YEAR 😂😂😂..... So do yourself a favor & stop supporting being a “CHILD MOLESTER/PEDOPHILE”..... because I’ve already told your ignorant ass that the “HEART SYMBOL” is a “PAGAN SYMBOL/PAN/THE GOAT” 😂😂.... In other words y’all niggas are “GOAT/PEDOPHILE WORSHIPERS” 😂😂😂😂... But your ego & wanting to be the man will forever make you a “COON ASS NIGGA” 🤷🏾♂️......... & I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH MONEY YO BLACK ASS GOT 😂😂😂= Our “AFRICAN ANCESTORS” didn’t “RESPECT, ACKNOWLEDGE, or FOLLOW” anybody that went against our “TRADITIONS, HISTORY, & CULTURE”= Our ancestors legacy is more important to me than being a crakkkas bitch..... I’m “AFRICAN” & I’m sensitive & passionate about our shit 😂✊🏾💯 #NoDaysOff#Truth#Facts#History#Knowledge#Wisdom#KnowThySelf#MusicProducer#Songwriter#AudioEngineer#Designer#FashionDesigner#Creator#Innovator#Visionary#CriticalThinker#ProblemSolver#Educator#Learn#Grow#Change#Honor#Respect#Integrity#Honesty#Amen
“There’s so much of my past self that I don’t resonate with at all anymore, but I love her just the same. She was growing. She was doing her best. She fought hard to get me here.” ~ Unknown
This speaks volumes to me. I’ve grown and changed so much over the years. Yet at my core, I’ve always been the same. 🤗
Life is a series of coming home events, a bit like the double helix of a dna strand... always doubling back upon itself. Maybe that’s exactly how life is meant to be. Expand outward, learn and grow. Then bring it home to yourself, embody yourself simultaneously newness and ancientness. 🧬
If you wake up tomorrow and do the same thing you’ve been doing.
Nothing will change.
If you don’t work towards being happy.
Nothing will change.
If you don’t take the next step.
Nothing will change.
You are where you are as a sum of the choices you have made or not made.
This is an accountability post.
Accountability is at times not flattering or welcomed easily, however it is usually the one thing that’s needed to push you in the right direction.
How you chose to respond is entirely up to you.
This tribe wants to see you succeed.
You have to want it too.
We see you, we hear you. Do you?
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At a time when we are losing a lot of Greats, we need to reflect and figure out what makes us great... what we can add to the world, who can we mentor, who we can be the light in the dark for. No matter what you do there’s going to be someone watching you, whether you’re doing good or you’re doing bad. And, I would like to believe that your intentions are to do good in this world.
YOU play a big role in how YOUR life unfolds and along the way you will impact the lives of others. So, dream and create goals of greatness. Because we do a lot better in life when we have something and someone to believe in. How you think about life and yourself determines your future. So remember: You are worthy of everything great. You are capable of being a role model. And, don’t give up; aim to inspire someone along the way.
Looking for my daily messages for you and me? Find them at @mindfulemergence.
Excuses, excuses, excuses.
No time for this, no time for that. I'm not enough, I'll never have that. It's too expensive. I'm tired. I'm bored. I hate my job. I'm not happy with where I'm at. This person told me I couldn't do it so I stopped. That person told me it was a dumb idea so I gave up. .
Has this been you? Its definitely been me a time or two probably three or four times- fuck it I still come up with lame excuses that in the end hold me back, why?
Because we all get LAZY. And we want things done in an instant. Well truth is things take TIME and time means learning how to be PATIENT with yourself, and your growth. Often times the things we want in life come later than we expect because it's to challenge you and see if what you want is really worth all the work!
You can choose to give up and come up with excuses on why things never changed, or you can choose to get up and make things happen! .
Take time to put your excuses away! You have time, give it to yourself-you deserve it!
Watch your life unfold.
Words are magic.
You are magic.
#gymshark66 week 3 ✅! I’m having a hard time being serious 😝! I had fun this week. Some photos from my journey thus far.....the last one is my son’s expression. He’s a total ham! .
Q bird. He likes my sneaks. This bird is in love with me. Ha ha! Once I sang him Rolling Down the River, by Tina Turner and danced for him. From that point forward this bird tries to come home with me whenever I stop by Grammy’s house. ❤️ Caticus would be pissed if I brought him home! 😂 .
Lots of workouts, water and sauna time this week. Don’t mind my sweat 😓! You know “liquid awesome 😎.” .
Continuing to “fix the broken sh-t” part of my challenge. Realized it has more to do with this idea I’ve had for a long time about neglect. Neglect isn’t cool, even the low priority stuff. Today I hung the last of my new curtains, got a pedicure and detailed my car. Repeat after me: “neglect isn’t cool” whether it be neglected friendships, houseplants, a dirty car, or personal dreams. Tending, nurturing, and tidying my life, if I don’t want to invest in it or maintain it, then I’m eliminating it. It’s my new life philosophy, life is too short. I want to live fully! 🦋 .
Since I’ve started embracing this idea of “taking care” of things, everything feels more beautiful and I feel happier and more hopeful. Wishing all of the 🦈 a beautiful next week! Rock your journey whatever that may be for you! 💥 ☮️ ❤️ 💪🏻 #stayactive66#gymshark66#fitfam#gym#silly#grateful#liveyourbestlife#cultivatejoy#grow#thrive#progressnotperfection#beginagain#believeinyourself#neverquit
Resumo da semana: #1 Cápsula da #SpaceX aterrissa após teste simulando falha em foguete:
Elon Musk levou a sério a expressão popular "ponho a mão no fogo", para provar à NASA que sua espaçonave Crew Dragon é segura para levar astronautas ao espaço. Neste domingo, 12h30 (horário de Brasília), a SpaceX lançou um de seus foguetes Falcon 9, do Cabo Canaveral, Flórida, com o propósito de transformá-lo em uma imensa bola de fogo alguns minutos depois da decolagem.
- #2 Patinetes da #Grow deixam de operar em 14 cidades e bicicletas saem de circulação:
Em comunicado divulgado à imprensa nesta quarta-feira, a Grow explica uma reestruturação que envolve o fim da circulação de patinetes em 14 cidades. Vão deixar de operar em Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasília (DF), Campinas (SP), Florianópolis (SC), Goiânia (GO), Guarapari (ES), Porto Alegre (RS), Santos (SP), São Vicente (SP), São José dos Campos (SP), São José (SC), Torres (RS), Vitória (ES) e Vila Velha (ES).
- #3 Tesla supera US$100 bi em valor de mercado
A fabricante de veículos elétricos viu seu valor de mercado mais que dobrar nos últimos três meses. A #Tesla superou nesta quarta-feira a marca de 100 bilhões de dólares em valor de mercado pela primeira vez, ampliando a distância que a separa de Ford Motor e General Motors.
- #4 Tembici vai expandir serviço de bicicletas compartilhadas:
É um movimento na contramão do segmento na América Latina, que, nas últimas semanas, viu duas empresas anunciarem planos ou para reduzir a operação ou para sair totalmente da região;
A #Tembici não quis revelar ao site Neofeed quais serão as próximas cidades, mas disse que deve passar a oferecer bicicletas elétricas também.
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Oof double post today but story time:
I was looking at my legs + noticed the gap between them. + it got me thinking about all the girls in high school who so deeply desired that gap. But honestly, I hardly ever saw it as a "good thing". See, when I was growing up, I was told that I was too skinny.
It was unhealthy.
I needed to "put meat on those bones". The problem with this was that I physically could not gain weight.
Growing up I ate all the time. I was always hungry for a snack of some kind + while I was picky, I would pig out on the foods I did like.
So while to some girls being told they're skinny is a desired thing, it always made me feel like I fell short. Like I wasn't good enough + couldn't be, because I couldn't gain that weight.
As I got deeper into high school I realized how much I relied on those comments of "you're so skinny" + "you're so pretty" to make myself feel worthy. + boy, was that wrong.
I praise Jesus that I no longer feel this way, that I have found my worth in the one who died to make me new.
But maybe you're still out there, reading this post + feeling the way I did. Maybe you're shamed for being "too skinny". Dear friend, I feel you. + I wish you didn't feel this way + I wish it would get better overnight, but I won't lie, it's hard to move past the worldly approval + into a greater one. But it is so worth it.
You are so worth it.
That shame you're feeling, it's a lie.
That guilt you're feeling for not measuring up, it's a lie.
The feeling of not being good enough is. A. Lie.
Because Jesus calls you worthy.
He calls you enough.
He calls you holy. + Good. + No matter how long it takes to reach the point of living in peace with yourself, I promise the journey will be worth it. + You will be so glad you didn't give up.
So keep going. + Don't let anyone's words stop you.
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This is incorrect! That's why I created my Are You Profiting Guide that includes worksheets. You have to learn business from people who I know business and not from people who just repeat some BS they've heard from people who think they know business.
You should NEVER come up with your profit margins like this. There are other expenses that need to be factored in.
There’s a difference between interest and commitment. Everyone is interested in doing something, but everyone do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results and achievements.
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Today was exactly that for me! I checked a lot of items off of my never-ending to do list which makes me incredibly happy (All my enneagram type 3 peeps understand where I’m coming from 🙌🏽) & now I am curled up on the couch watching the Grammys, waiting for @douglas.crocker to get home so we can spend a little quality time together before bed.
We are SO SO SO excited to be finally taking our honeymoon in just 16 short days ☀️ I am entirely too ready for the sunshine & a frozen drink 🍹
1 2928 minutes ago
“Let’s root for each other and watch each other grow.”
There is something about new life in the house that makes me feel alive and want to make positive,productive changes in my life.
I hope everyone is having a great Sunday and prepping for a new week. Let’s turn munDAYne into a great Monday. If you’re just starting on a new path or just wanting to make your mornings easier, try setting out you clothes and just gathering what you need now to make your morning easier and mindless. It’s little changes in your everyday that make the most change. #motivate#sundayprep#motivation#plants#newlife#fresh#speedclean#instaclean#encouragement#encourage#grow
Dreaming of my garden because it’s so freakin cold!!! One of the only arrangements I made for my table last year and I will be completely honest that I am soooo bored without the homegrown flower goods right now!! Who else is missing their garden right now!!???
5 12417 January, 2020
Happy New Year friends!!! Our top nine shows a whole lotta ranunculus!! As much as I love these beautiful pictures it’s all the heart behind them that means so much more. The teamwork, the dedication, the failures, the successes, the dream, the passion, the disappointments, the whole journey. I’ve been quiet on here lately, simply because at this time of year I need time. Just to be with family, just to be me without all the busyness. To refuel, refocus, and dream. I feel these nine squares in 2020 may look a little different come the end of next December. But none the less they will be filled with flowers, passion, and dreams bigger then I am quite ready to believe myself. Cheers and Happy New Year to you all 😘😘😘! We are so blessed to have you on this journey with us ❤️.
5 1421 January, 2020
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turns out that training with a pounding headache makes for a good deadlift day 🤕 probably because i can’t think about anything other than the fact that it feels like my brain is pulsating 🤮 now i’m gonna just hibernate for the rest of the day okay goodbye.
200lbs 2x1 super fast 💨
265lbs 1x3 reverse banded
Such a paradox, isn’t it? Often the care we most need—is what we are least likely to steward toward ourselves because our bodies become wired to over-function for so many reasons (culture, trauma, family of origin and more!)
And yet, I can’t get over the invitation of Jesus when he invites us to settle our bodies + nervous systems in his safety. I cling to his words here:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Matthew 11:28-30, MSG).
When I find myself getting confused about what it means to try softer—I find I come back to these words often as an anchor.
Rest can be such a challenge to receive; may you find yourself honoring the limits, vulnerabilities, + needs of your humanity as you learn. #trysofter
Want more? Check out my new book TRY SOFTER (link in profile).✨