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Recently on my personal Facebook page, I talked about cleansing my mind, body, and spirit to help me to get back to being the best version of myself. So, for 7 days I decided that I would engage in methods and activities that would allow me to release toxins from within. I ate a raw vegan diet, focused my meditation on chakra cleansing, read a book that focused on my spirit (Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav). I prayed specifically about things that were “negative” in my life, engaged in minimal social media activity, listened to podcasts and music that resonated with me and kept me positive, and I incorporated yoga into my daily exercise routine. Whew! I know that sounds like a lot and although this may seem a little extreme to some, it was EXTREMELY necessary to me because the level of confusion and stress that I felt was so uncomfortable and unbearable, that I just HAD to do something.

Like many of you, I desire to be great and that level of greatness has increased over the years as I grown, evolved, and became more aligned/connected with my spirit. As a result, when your emotions and attitude does not reflect that connection, it forces your light from within to be dimmed….thus sometimes causing your inner being to become a dark place. You see, I naturally transcend light. I recognize that I have this ability to brighten the world with my VOICE, my SMILE my ENERGY my LOVE and with my TRANSPARENCY of being the person that I am without shame. So, when I felt that my light wasn’t enough, I knew that my connection was missing signals that needed to fire again.

This connection that I speak of within myself is the same connection that exists in all of us. To know yourself is to heal yourself. Which means that, if you are aware of your light and what ignites it, then you will also know when that light becomes faint because it is no longer serving you or its purpose. This is the KEY to knowing if a cleanse is necessary for you. There are several types of cleansings out there, especially in the nutritional world. So since I am not at qualified to tell you what cleansing methods you should choose, I will tell you that if you are feeling totally disconnected from yourself, do more than just detox the body. Think of other things that will allow you to focus totally on yourself as a whole. Here are a few suggestions below that I recommend:

  1. Detox from social media and television… Yep, I said it, well wrote it! LOL
  2. In addition to praying, meditate in the morning, even if you have never done it before. There are plenty of guided meditations on YouTube to help you and you can even set a time limit in the search bar.. How awesome is that?!! (ie: 10 minute meditation for anxiety)
  3. Try journaling your thoughts…. Sometimes we just need to get stuff out, especially if we are uncomfortable discussing certain situations with friends/family
  4. Adding visualizations and daily affirmations to your cleansing routine can empower you even further to believe in the TRUTH of you and not the lies that the world or yourself may have told you
  5. Detox from certain individuals that bring you negativity. Inform them that you won’t be available the week of your cleanse. It is totally up to you if you want to them to know about you taking a moment to focus on yourself, but never feel obligated to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
  6. Search for podcasts, Ted Talks, audio books, other youtube vids (old commencement speeches, etc.) that you can listen to daily to motivate you and inspire you to get back to you.
  7. I almost didn’t put this because I feel like everyone should be hip to the game already, but READ a book that seems to resonate with your journey at THIS MOMENT.

Cleansing has helped me to put both of my feet back on the path to myself, instead of having one foot on the path and one foot on this conformation road that the world creates. It has allowed me to be reminded of the girl who stares back at me through my reflection and KNOW that not only is she special, but most importantly SHE MATTERS. I started to forget that. I also had forgotten all the things that I believe at my core. I forgot to trust my instincts. I forgot to run my own race and not be distracted by other people’s journeys. I forgot to be the woman I CHOOSE to be and not the woman I have to be. Most importantly, I forgot to share the most beautiful and truest parts of me, the parts of me that is the highest expression of myself.  

As I’ve done time and time again through the beauty of growth and evolution, I had to change the narrative of my life. I had to stop living in my head and return to living from my soul… the depths of who I am. Living there keeps me unapologetically me and undeniably beautiful inside and out. I am PROUD of the woman that I’ve become and I am in “AH” of the woman that I am becomING.

EVERYTHING within you and EVERYTHING around you connects to you. So, if you are feeling toxic in any way and this post seems like it is speaking to you as if I was standing right in front of you then, STOP, PAUSE, and EVALUATE the situations/relationships that you are currently in. Pay attention to the amount of toxins you are allowing into your body through foods, negative people, negative shows/posts, negative music, negative jobs etc, that doesn’t reflect your best self. WHO ARE YOU??? WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE??? If the person you are now does not reflect the person you are striving to be, then maybe you should consider cancelling out the “noise” around you and take 1 week, or how ever many weeks you deem necessary, to get to know you again. That is so important because you are worth that cleanse. You are worth the time and energy that it takes to be the REAL YOU. You are worth that honesty and truth.

Now, I don’t proclaim to have all of the answers, but I do know what is like to surrender to life, to just let go of all the bullshit around you, to began a journey into the unknown while feeling scared, excited, nervous, and relieved all at the same time. I know what it’s like to start having a life that you once prayed and cried for. I know what it’s like to open your eyes after years of seeing the “ugly” and finally see the beauty in yourself MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. I know what it’s like to fight for me and win!

All of this is so not easy, but as I’ve said time and time again…. IT IS NECESSARY! Like me, you are a gift. You are a light that the world needs. If I, a girl who is no better than anyone reading this post right now, can find peace, strength, courage, love, and the heart to get on a path to healing herself, then SO CAN YOU!

This cleanse for some can be the beginning of the most BEAUTIFUL, TRANSFORMATIONAL journey. But I must warn you. This journey is NOT a quick fix…. I mean nothing in life really is. This journey will be/can be filled with moments of tears, frustration, anger, confusion, uncertainty, but what lies ahead is the beauty of you, what God has created you to be and that my friend, is worth every step that you will take. I promise!  So decide if you are going to CHOOSE YOU, instead of CHOOSING a life that doesn’t serve you. You are amazing and you deserve to KNOW that AMAZINGNESS that lives within you that waits to be exposed.

I LOVE YOU and I hope this post has helped you in some way.

Original Post Date: 4/12/16 

All things LOVE,

Hey YOU!

I'm a Little Lady with a HUGE Personality with a BADASS DOPE-Fly FREE Spirit that is here to SERVE you LOVE, POSITIVITY & LIGHT! I love who the hell I am and I love how I do things and I am VERY UNAPOLOGETIC about my shit. Tongue Out If you are here let's ELEVATE higher TOGETHER and bridge the CONNECTION to ourselves by OUR TRUTH. It's time to LIVE! It's time to GROW and it's time that we RAISE our MIDDLE FINGERS to things, people and ideas that no longer serve us. You ready??? Rock wit me now.

LET'S CONNECT!


   

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Recently on my personal Facebook page, I talked about cleansing my mind, body, and spirit to help me to get back to being the best version of myself. So, for 7 days I decided that I would engage in methods and activities that would allow me to release toxins from within. I ate a raw vegan diet, focused my meditation on chakra cleansing, read a book that focused on my spirit (Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav). I prayed specifically about things that were “negative” in my life, engaged in minimal social media activity, listened to podcasts and music that resonated with me and kept me positive, and I incorporated yoga into my daily exercise routine. Whew! I know that sounds like a lot and although this may seem a little extreme to some, it was EXTREMELY necessary to me because the level of confusion and stress that I felt was so uncomfortable and unbearable, that I just HAD to do something.

Like many of you, I desire to be great and that level of greatness has increased over the years as I grown, evolved, and became more aligned/connected with my spirit. As a result, when your emotions and attitude does not reflect that connection, it forces your light from within to be dimmed….thus sometimes causing your inner being to become a dark place. You see, I naturally transcend light. I recognize that I have this ability to brighten the world with my VOICE, my SMILE my ENERGY my LOVE and with my TRANSPARENCY of being the person that I am without shame. So, when I felt that my light wasn’t enough, I knew that my connection was missing signals that needed to fire again.

This connection that I speak of within myself is the same connection that exists in all of us. To know yourself is to heal yourself. Which means that, if you are aware of your light and what ignites it, then you will also know when that light becomes faint because it is no longer serving you or its purpose. This is the KEY to knowing if a cleanse is necessary for you. There are several types of cleansings out there, especially in the nutritional world. So since I am not at qualified to tell you what cleansing methods you should choose, I will tell you that if you are feeling totally disconnected from yourself, do more than just detox the body. Think of other things that will allow you to focus totally on yourself as a whole. Here are a few suggestions below that I recommend:

  1. Detox from social media and television… Yep, I said it, well wrote it! LOL
  2. In addition to praying, meditate in the morning, even if you have never done it before. There are plenty of guided meditations on YouTube to help you and you can even set a time limit in the search bar.. How awesome is that?!! (ie: 10 minute meditation for anxiety)
  3. Try journaling your thoughts…. Sometimes we just need to get stuff out, especially if we are uncomfortable discussing certain situations with friends/family
  4. Adding visualizations and daily affirmations to your cleansing routine can empower you even further to believe in the TRUTH of you and not the lies that the world or yourself may have told you
  5. Detox from certain individuals that bring you negativity. Inform them that you won’t be available the week of your cleanse. It is totally up to you if you want to them to know about you taking a moment to focus on yourself, but never feel obligated to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
  6. Search for podcasts, Ted Talks, audio books, other youtube vids (old commencement speeches, etc.) that you can listen to daily to motivate you and inspire you to get back to you.
  7. I almost didn’t put this because I feel like everyone should be hip to the game already, but READ a book that seems to resonate with your journey at THIS MOMENT.

Cleansing has helped me to put both of my feet back on the path to myself, instead of having one foot on the path and one foot on this conformation road that the world creates. It has allowed me to be reminded of the girl who stares back at me through my reflection and KNOW that not only is she special, but most importantly SHE MATTERS. I started to forget that. I also had forgotten all the things that I believe at my core. I forgot to trust my instincts. I forgot to run my own race and not be distracted by other people’s journeys. I forgot to be the woman I CHOOSE to be and not the woman I have to be. Most importantly, I forgot to share the most beautiful and truest parts of me, the parts of me that is the highest expression of myself.  

As I’ve done time and time again through the beauty of growth and evolution, I had to change the narrative of my life. I had to stop living in my head and return to living from my soul… the depths of who I am. Living there keeps me unapologetically me and undeniably beautiful inside and out. I am PROUD of the woman that I’ve become and I am in “AH” of the woman that I am becomING.

EVERYTHING within you and EVERYTHING around you connects to you. So, if you are feeling toxic in any way and this post seems like it is speaking to you as if I was standing right in front of you then, STOP, PAUSE, and EVALUATE the situations/relationships that you are currently in. Pay attention to the amount of toxins you are allowing into your body through foods, negative people, negative shows/posts, negative music, negative jobs etc, that doesn’t reflect your best self. WHO ARE YOU??? WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE??? If the person you are now does not reflect the person you are striving to be, then maybe you should consider cancelling out the “noise” around you and take 1 week, or how ever many weeks you deem necessary, to get to know you again. That is so important because you are worth that cleanse. You are worth the time and energy that it takes to be the REAL YOU. You are worth that honesty and truth.

Now, I don’t proclaim to have all of the answers, but I do know what is like to surrender to life, to just let go of all the bullshit around you, to began a journey into the unknown while feeling scared, excited, nervous, and relieved all at the same time. I know what it’s like to start having a life that you once prayed and cried for. I know what it’s like to open your eyes after years of seeing the “ugly” and finally see the beauty in yourself MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. I know what it’s like to fight for me and win!

All of this is so not easy, but as I’ve said time and time again…. IT IS NECESSARY! Like me, you are a gift. You are a light that the world needs. If I, a girl who is no better than anyone reading this post right now, can find peace, strength, courage, love, and the heart to get on a path to healing herself, then SO CAN YOU!

This cleanse for some can be the beginning of the most BEAUTIFUL, TRANSFORMATIONAL journey. But I must warn you. This journey is NOT a quick fix…. I mean nothing in life really is. This journey will be/can be filled with moments of tears, frustration, anger, confusion, uncertainty, but what lies ahead is the beauty of you, what God has created you to be and that my friend, is worth every step that you will take. I promise!  So decide if you are going to CHOOSE YOU, instead of CHOOSING a life that doesn’t serve you. You are amazing and you deserve to KNOW that AMAZINGNESS that lives within you that waits to be exposed.

I LOVE YOU and I hope this post has helped you in some way.

Original Post Date: 4/12/16 

All things LOVE,

Hey YOU!

I'm a Little Lady with a HUGE Personality with a BADASS DOPE-Fly FREE Spirit that is here to SERVE you LOVE, POSITIVITY & LIGHT! I love who the hell I am and I love how I do things and I am VERY UNAPOLOGETIC about my shit. Tongue Out If you are here let's ELEVATE higher TOGETHER and bridge the CONNECTION to ourselves by OUR TRUTH. It's time to LIVE! It's time to GROW and it's time that we RAISE our MIDDLE FINGERS to things, people and ideas that no longer serve us. You ready??? Rock wit me now.

LET'S CONNECT!


   

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