WillPower Wednesdays! You Already Know!

Everything you need is within you already! (so don’t be “needy”)

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Cultivating Happiness, Motivation, Endurance, Compassion + Self+Love!

belove_bgSometimes you can’t look outside of yourself to get the feel good emotions or support you crave. And yet there are zillions of examples of happiness, motivation, endurance, compassion and love facilitating change in our wold! It’s more empowering to first seek it and awaken these energies from within than call out the guards on a search for those emotions in others. It’s more empowering to cultivate and stir these sometimes dormant emotions and feeling from the inside. Then reflect happiness, endurance, self+love to others! 

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Everything you need is within you already! 

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Mantra of the Day:

“I am Divine Light! I am Sacred! I am Love! I am Creative! I am Abundance! I am Wellness! I am Fearless! I am Infinite! I am Cooperative! I am Peace and Wholeness!”  (now smile!)

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Forgiveness –  When You Want to Punch Him in the Face!

forgivness540x404It’s often the people we are closest to you that seem to hurt you the most. If someone yelled screw you bitch I probably would smirk or walk away, but when your loved ones use words that cut to the very core of your being, it’s hard to have a thick skin and walk away. Say your child who you’ve raised never to disrespect elders suddenly feels he’s justified in calling you a “Bitch”? What do you do? As a Black Mother, my first instinct is to knock his ass out, as an “enlightened being” my mind races with conscious, scenarios – our possible physical altercation, the words that we will both regret and never be able to take back, and a ruined family relationship that could last decades. As an ‘enlightened being’ I turn around and walk away, but of course things will never be the same. And thus the healing process begins!

Quick-Empowering Solutions:

  • An2krIStay on your agenda (keep motivated and keep it moving)
  • Don’t get caught up in your emotions (or someone elses)
  • Act upon Being your Best Self
  • Love Like You’ve NEVER been Hurt Before
  • Know that You are Sacred and Divine
  • Cherish All there Is Around you
  • Take Nothing for Granted,
  • Give Often!
  • Smile Often
  • Stay on your Grind!
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Vegan Smoothies: Berry♥ Nice Avocado Smoothie

berynice_2avocado_smoothie1 cup Coconut Water or fresh made Almond milk
1 dash of Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Fresh Blueberries
1/4 Frozen Berries Organic
1/2 Avocado
1 cup Water
Ice Cubes

 

Blend and injoy!

InLove, 

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Can Exercise Make You more Spiritual? Lucid Journeys+Exercise

“To love Nature is to love your Real Self, for Nature itself is an expression of the essence of what you are.” We do not see what is, we see what we are. In other words, what is within us determines our outlook.
~ OmHarmonics.com


Lucid, Yes Lucid Dreaming Journeys!

 

62598_463501607059230_1635583885_nLast night, after days of affirming I finally had a breakthrough!  Well to be honest, my dreams have been pretty powerful lately. I ask and the answers come, only I have to remain aware enough to see what is being shown to me. 

Last night was such an occurrence! Somehow, I was thrown into various scenarios, terrains, tunnels, depths of waters, deep woods, the open skies and in this ‘dream’ state I was able to transform myself and control not only what happened in the dream but alter the dream (scenario) at will and transform who I could become within the journey. I had many powers, and allies. I was gifted with flight, could travel into the depths of the Sea, run deep into the Forests, during day and night as these ‘realities’ shifted almost simultaneously, instantly and at will. If my mind perceived it quickly manifested. I was in my body for some and out of body for others. It was an unexpected occurrence, I had not planned on having, yet when the opportunity presented itself, I acted with what felt like full mastery, simplicity and familiarity. Once I truly saw myself as being apart from my physical body, I had the freedom to explore and have greater control of those dimensions. It was as if I was between  sheaths of very light, very subtle energies. I felt completely awake not fully sleeping. In this ‘dream state’ it didn’t feel like an ordinary deep dream state but lighter, more freeing. I felt fully alive! (please note, I have NEVER used drugs or hallucinogens to induce any of these altered states. I have always been able to do them freely and at will through meditation, breathing, chanting, and of course like those of my ‘distant’ Indigenous Ancestors, dancing and drumming.)

spiritual-awakening (1)Recently though, I’ve been concerned with my own level of spirituality. As a child, I was deeply aware and alive in my spiritual development way beyond my earth years. I meditated, had shamanic journeys, listened to Nature, retained memories of past lives, and was developing my psychic gifts beyond my immediate family line who were 1. bereft with Christian-based dogma and fear of Nature and personal power, 2. believed in the greatest lie, that shamanic psychic gifts were something to keep silent and undeveloped in our so called modern culture.

Throughout the years, I’ve realized that these gifts are a just that, gifts,  rather than a burden I could not truly understand back then. Lately though, I’ve been concerned  how the effects of GMOs flooding our American food industry has effected our pineal and pituitary glands and thus made our natural hormonal balances and access to higher realms purposefully ‘silenced’. Like those organic seed and sustainable farmers’ Monsanto has bullied into submission. And the sacred, divine bees practically brought to extinction in the process of our mass ignorance from the truth. Ahh but let me get back to these altered states of consciousness, I was ecstatic that my mind, soul and spirit worked in perfect harmony to allow such union with the higher realms. And it seems that exercise for me plays just as a valuable part of this inner outer uni-ty. 

Besides my focusing on my spirituality could exercise have helped to induce these altered states of consciousness? True, I affirmed over a few nights to ‘consciously’ dream, to remember my dreams, to be protected and spiritually guided in my dreams, for my bodies to be protected in different realms and planes, to keep my mind and memory intact, to be placed in higher vibrations, to know my spirit animal, to be at peace and harmony in all phases of my life. Each night I affirmed these many desires, commandments and affirmations and spoke ‘love’ into my heart and body. But it wasn’t until I had a day full of yoga, meditation and exercise that I was set into full motion. So I wonder just how powerful and effect these seemingly ‘physical tools’ are to our spiritual development and consciousness.


Just what is Lucid Dreaming? 

We often hear about the Astral plane, Astral projection, Astral Travel, but just what is the Astral phenomena really mean? Astral projection or astral travel is an out of body experience or OBE. Which is traveling outside of the physical body and ordinary reality.96925_orig

The Astral Body is just one of the bodies encasing or surrounding the soul of a being (human being), the others are the Physical Body, Etheric body, Astral (Emotional Body), Mental Body, and Causal Body. Each subtle body representing a different realm or plane of existence.

Lucid Dreaming is the phenomena of being aware of your dream and exercising complete control of that dream state. Thus in a state f lucid dreaming you have:

  1. Awareness of the dream state (orientation);
  2. Awareness of the capacity to make decisions;
  3. Awareness of memory functions;
  4. Awareness of self;
  5. Awareness of the dream environment;
  6. Awareness of the meaning of the dream;
  7. Awareness of concentration and focus (the subjective clarity of that state). (source: Wikipedia)

Lucid dreaming has been linked to Astral travel or astral projection as a precursor. A W.I.L.D. is a ‘wake initiated lucid dream’ where a dreamer goes directly from a waking state to dream state where as a D.I.L.D. (dream initiated lucid dream) one begins in a dream state then lucid dream state.


Poems and transmissions

Vision-Tree-by-Alex-GreyThis poem like many events lately have been highly synchronistic. Dates, numbers, “time,” events in dreams and in the outer ‘dream’ world seem to play into one huge movie, one event touching upon the next. I smile, take note, remember details, from past dreams, the messages, that were provided to me – ha! to ‘we’ Only lets me know I to be fully awake when I get these special forms of communication so that I am ‘sharing’ with others as I should. This ‘poem’ or transmission as the author defines is such a message and truly makes one ponder! Do you feel in snyc? In natural rhythm? Can you feel the energy and changes happening right now? 

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Poem excerpt by Raphiem – Missionignition.net (read this in its entirety here)

Dream = Creation = Light / (Time x Space)

The act and intention of dreaming creates space-time
For space-time is the canvas upon which dreams are painted
No ascension finds us where descension has left us
And no space contains us where time has touched us

Dreaming is at the core and center of your being
It is a necessary must as is oxygen to your temples
If dreaming is non-existent then so are you
And your temple-body’s are just empty shells
Taken over and occupied by mindless hives

Genetically modified, intoxicated, polluted, poisoned
Digitized with a disarray of total harmonic distortion (THD)
Through your light, sound and electro-magnetic spectrum
X-Ray, Microwave, WIFI, Cell-Phone, TV, Film and Radio
They have calcified and shut down your glands (chakras)
Your dreaming pineal gland is barely functioning

You are kept distracted with fear and vile images
You are kept entertained by external gratification
You are kept busy ever stressed seeking survival
All with one agenda: TO STOP YOU FROM DREAMING

It all started as a dream and shall end as a dream
In your sleep you shall awaken and when you awaken you shall dream
And in that dream you will hear the unheard and see the unseen
And all that was forgotten shall be remembered


Some of these concepts are harder to understand intellectually than others, which means in order to understand them, we must move beyond logic into the realm of spirit. (OmHarmonics.com)


How to Open Your 3rd Eye

Perhaps there is no one-size-fits-all on how to to open your 3rd eye, be more spiritual, and live a more meaning-filled abundant life. There are many ways in the process of becoming ‘natrual’ organic and authentic. Awareness is key to real survival and mastery. The Natural Self is one of living beyond lower level dimensions, dogma, and paradigms that oppose sustainability and life. From the growth of natural hair to organic gardens that feed and sustain a community – there is no separation or difference. 

Personal Note: I haven’t tried Teal Swan’s tutorial (below), but thought it may be helpful for some. For foods that are more spiritual in nature which are more alkaline than acidic, I highly recommend:

  • Avocados
  • Green Leafy Veggies
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Organic and Certified Fruits and Berries
  • Coconut
  • Almonds
  • Sea Veggies
  • Watercress – (high in Vitamin C, E, K)
  • Walnuts
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Clean Water
  • SunLight!

 

  • Other forms of ‘food’
  • Meditation
  • Yoga and Exercise!
  • Happiness and Forgiveness
  • Affirmations of Light, Love and Cooperative Harmony
  • and Sacred Creative Healing Sex!

 

For mantras I simply use the sacred OM (AUM) the most basic of Earth’s frequencies before sleeping or aligning my energies.

Hope you find these helpful!

InLove, 

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How to Activate and Open Your Third Eye – Teal Swan

 

Day 3: ♥ The Armory, Weapons Practice – Hero’s Journey Program

fitness-motivation-gym-inspiration-quote-one-step-closerYeah Day 3!

Here we go, The Armory aka weapons practice of the Hero’s Journey!

Which weapon did I choose? Bow and Arrow– naw, although, I can’t help but reconsider adding this training for its’ many benefits! I’ve chosen The Magic Ring ak Planks for a Rock Hard Core! Me being me I will combine the two to make one super awesome workout!
Neila Rey’s workouts look very simple BUT if you do them correctly and choose a Level based on your Fitness Test and/or your challenge point. You will be surprised just how simple quickly turns into ‘beast mode’! She has an amazing library of workouts, programs and exercises albeit play from comics and movies. They’re fun and challenging! Truly wonderful body-weight exercises you can do away from the gym – anywhere, anytime!

Bow and Arrow – Running and Sprinting Workout

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The Magic Ring – Plank – Rock Hard Core Workout

  1. HOW TO DO A PLANK
    1. Start by getting into a press up position.
    2. Bend your elbows and rest your weight ono your forearms and not on your hands.
    3. Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
    4. Engage your core by sucking your belly button into your spine.
    5. Hold this position for the prescribed time. (source: 30DayFitnessChallenge.com)

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How to do a plank w Natalie Jill

Top Natural Hair Bloggers and Vloggers!

This could be placed under BE EMPOWERED! – but  I figured it might better serve (at least for now) under the Natural Hair (r)Evolution page. Here is a short list of the BEST natural hair resources on the web! I’ve committed myself to leave my own hair in its “natural’ state sans ‘protective styling’ hair which I love but seem to become addicted to which creates for me, a cycle of ‘hairicide.’ For those who don’t know I  chopped off my hair in May of this year when I went Vegan. I’m now going into month two documenting this whole experience!

 

I think it was Naptural85 (pictured on the far left) in one of her vlogs that woke me up to my own hair growth dilemma, when she said she tried to wear braids and it only took her real hair out. Sigh, lesson painfully learned. At this point I will cultivate this thing called patience. In honor of these patient masters, these beauty goddesses in their most precious and prized natural hair glory, here is my list of the “Best!

hb-vloggers_hellobeautifulBlack Girl with Long Hair | Celebrating Natural Hair

Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care

Afrobella | A Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup

Black Naps – Type 4 Natural Hair Care and Styles

4c Hair Chick – The #1 online community for type 4 naturals

Naptural85 – Natural Hair Care Tips

un’ruly | a place for black hair

Natural Hair Rules!!! | Your Hair Authority

KinkyCurlyCoilyMe7 things Every Big Chopper Needs

Nappturality Black Natural Hair Care

Other Honorable Mentions 

Global Couture – Apparel and Accessories

Hey Natural Beauties! | Natural Hair, Beauty & Living


Top Hair Vloggers

LongHairDontCare2011

FusionofCultures

NikkiMae2003 – NaturalChica.com

Sporty Afros – Hair and Fitness

My Natural Sistas

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Lifestyle and Beauty Vloggers

Shameless Maya

Its My RayeRaye

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Get my new 7-Day Radiant Vegan eBook!

Get my new 7-Day Radiant Vegan  eBook!

Want to go Vegan, but don’t know how? In this eBook I’ve answered the basic questions about the Vegan lifestyle,
What Do Vegan’s Eat?,

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This eBook will answer questions about going Vegan, the lifestyle, what foods to eat, why organic, non-GMO is best, and other spiritual, no-nonsense, sweet “raw” goodies for the Soul, Body and Mind!

Ria Sweetraw Takharu, June 2015

Ria Sweetraw Takharu, June 2015