Hello again! Happy ‘rest of the year’ to everyone reading this. I know we’re in July and so far from the traditional January 1st new year day. However, there’s an Igbo saying that roughly translates to mean: ‘ Your life only starts any day you have a life-changing epiphany, so whenever you wake up, is your morning- that is your new year or new day’.. I have had such a day and so for me, this July, 2011, is a beautiful time to start anew and leave the old things in the past where they belong.
Here’s my prayer for myself and for all of you who get to read this:
-May the rest of 2011 be filled with an abundance of love.
-May God’s love-the Agape kind, be all around you and guide you on his path for the whole year and beyond!
-May you allow yourselves to willingly give and receive love.
-May you have excellent health and vigour to pursue your passions without fear or limitations. May you be the commander of your life under God’s direction.
-May you live passionately, purely and positively!
-May you finally unleash the abundance that is within you….A lone small bud waiting to be planted and watered by your decision to start living in the light.
-May you attract what you are. You ARE what you feel and say and act, consistently and passionately. Above and beyond all, YOU are a child of God!
You have the power to change your destiny. God blesses your passions and purpose because he put that in you. He made you for that purpose. His wish for you is that you drown the noise and pursue with singular devotion, the purpose for which you were made. Let go of the anger, the hurts, the pains, the angst, the anxiety….YOU have the power of choice, be courageous-choose to let them all go. Your mind will try to make you hang on to them because it is a comfortable place to be. Acknowledge your mind’s point of view, say ‘thank you’ and ACT according to what you truly, really want.
Stop the blame game. It never did any good in the past, it won’t do any good now. What you settled for in life based on your feelings of fear and pain is crippling the creative room for great things in your life. Try something new; Try acting inspite of your fear, try smiling instead of frowning, try acceptance instead of judgement, try faith instead of despair, try gratitude instead of complaints, try taking a vacation without actually travelling, try getting to know YOU; try actually having your own opinion; try respecting other people’s opinion; try loving solitude; try doing absolutely nothing; try falling in love with yourself; try basking in the sunlight, try playing in the snow, try dancing in the rain….try, try, try, please try something new!
Live passionately and you will find your destiny! Your passion is your destiny.
Live purely and you will become one with the message! Your message is your purpose.
Live positively and you will ignite the fire that burns silently in others. Your positivity is your magnet.
Imagine for a moment that you had no constraints….what would your life be like? That, my sisters and brothers, is the life you should start living. Constraints are the lies your mind tells your spirit to protect the capacity of the mind.
You are greater than your mind. There is a dimension to you that is untouchable, unquenchable, unstoppable. That dimension is the God-created part of you. Do not let the world tell you any different. Life should not be a weary, wasteful sojourn.
Life is an exciting, passionate, fulfilling adventure! Start living your life, period! Not your parents’, childrens’, siblings’, spouses’, pastors’, society’s ….versions of YOUR life. We are now caught up in a quagmire of expectations, immitations, copycatisms and blind followerships…seek God’s version of your life and all else will fall in place. Be a leader. Lead yourself now! Lead yourself first! Lead yourself well! Light your fire and the whole world becomes illuminated by your light!
Remember, you are not ordinary, you are divinely unique.
You are WOW (Wonderful One-of-a-kind Woman)!