Thursday, January 26, 2017

What Is A Secret?



Secret

Adjective
 1. Not known or seen or meant to be known or seen by others.

 Noun 
 1. Something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or seen by others.

In my opinion, there are no secrets.

Once something is made known or is seen, it is no longer a secret. It's amazing to me how humans take words and consistently use them out of context.



The Secret 

We have a secret, just we three, 
 The robin, and I, and the sweet cherry-tree; 
 The bird told the tree, and the tree told me, 
 And nobody knows it but just us three. 

 But of course the robin knows it best, 
 Because she built the—I shan't tell the rest; 
 And laid the four little—something in it— 
I'm afraid I shall tell it every minute. 

 But if the tree and the robin don't peep, 
 I'll try my best the secret to keep; 
 Though I know when the little birds fly about 
 Then the whole secret will be out. 

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Difference Between Preference and Judgement

I recently had an experience where I was judged based on someone else’s preference. 

The situation went like this, “Do you think this person is pretty?” I didn’t agree with that persons preference but did not shame them for believing or feeling the way they did about the other persons beauty. Moments later, I was being attacked for being, “untrustworthy,” and a ton of other things that simply aren’t who I am or what I stand for in my life. This situation, even though it occurred months ago, prompted me to share this piece with you all today. 

Preference: A greater liking for one alternative over another or others.

Judgement: The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions; a misfortune or calamity view as a divine punishment.


In no way, shape or form is it okay to put others down based on your own preferences. We are all entitled to like what we like, and dislike what we wish to dislike. There is a difference between preference and judgement. What occurred during my conversation that day was judgement. To be a person who is deeply rooted spiritual practices, promoting others individuality, and respecting where they are on their journeys (regardless of my beliefs), I am baffled when others that I thought we on the same level of self-realization attack me like this. Today, please allow this intention to infuse your being. Allow these words to become a new practice for you and enjoy the amazing results you receive. 


A Vision for the Highest Light 


"We envision us living in a world where everyone sees everyone else in their highest light, where everyone sees the Godspark in everyone else; and where everyone holds a vision in their minds of everyone else living their lives happily, healthfully, freely, abundantly, and fulfilled in every way.

We imagine us living in a world where people everywhere now understand the difference between our preferences and our judgments; where we understand that each has their preferences (I like chocolate - you like vanilla), but that it does not serve us whatsoever to judge another (because they might like vanilla and you don't care for it). We see them in their highest light, regardless of all their predilections, proclivities, and preferences.

And now that we are seeing each other in the highest light, it's easy for us to take the next step and see our entire world in its highest light, and we hold that vision - knowing that our thoughts are creating our future - until we are experiencing it all around us."

Indeed, we have created an amazing, extraordinary new world for ourselves simply by enough of us holding the thought of it in its highest light.”


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Monday, November 21, 2016

DIY Hair Mask Monday NOV 21 2016

DIY Homemade Hair Mask

Yesterday I made my 3rd homemade hair mask, but this time I used a different recipe in result of one of the main ingredients not being available. 
As many of you know, I have worn my hair natural for the past three years, which takes a lot of patience and care. I used to co-wash between 3-5x's a week to maintain the fresh look of my curls, however, I've changed my regimen to co-washing 1-2x's a week at max., and shampoo 1-2x's a month.  The texture of my hair is what would be known as a combination of 3b - 4a. Yes, I have 3 different kinds of curl patterns going on, and believe it or not, this is not uncommon. 



I wanted to share this hair mask for women who seek to add length, shine, and strength to their natural hair. Also very beneficial for women who straighten their hair as well.

 Here are the ingredients I used: 

  • 1 Whole Banana
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil

Other Things You'll Need:
(If you don't have or need to purchase one of the following, link available, simply click) 
I used an electric hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients together in a small glass mixing bowl. Depending on the length and volume of your hair, you may need to double the ingredients. I have thick hair that extends a few inches down my back and this was enough to cover my entire head.

Note: Feel free to use whatever method *(tool)* you'd like to get the consistency of the mask you desire. 







* I used the mixer to mash the banana because it just worked out better for me that way.  




About The Ingredients: 
Nothing makes me happier than sharing information, so here I will tell you why I used these ingredients and the benefits of using them externally, (in this case) for our hair.

  • Banana: Rich in potassium ( Vitamin K ) which strengthens hair
    • Minimizes breakage by restoring your hair's natural elasticity
    • Facilitates repair of damaged hair
    • Moisturizes

  • Egg: Contains proteins and amino acids that boost the hair's supply of necessary nutrients
    • Fatty Acids and Vitamins that add shine and strengthen to the hair
    • Contains Vitamin A that improves the hair's ability to produce natural moisture by stimulating sebum production

  • Coconut Oil: Contains Vitamin E and healthy fatty acids that moisturize the hair
    • Encourages growth, adds shine, reduces Keratin loss
    • Contains lauric acid which is anti-fungal and antibacterial & helps prevent dandruff

  • Coconut Milk: Contains antioxidants that boosts hair volume
    • Fortifies and conditions hair with healthy proteins and oils

  • Olive Oil: Stops split ends
    • Contains Vitamin E which adds shine and strength
    • Adds moisture which makes hair easier to manage
    • Adds softness



Some Inspiration

For me, this year has been all about growth, acceptance and change. I've healed my physical body tremendously, and am able to function from a much happier place. I got out of a really negative relationship, changed houses 6 times and learned to free myself from childhood conditioning and beliefs. Through all of this, I'm sure you can imagine, I had a lot of facing myself to do. I utilized the wisdom and knowledge I've gained over the past 23 years to assist me, spiritually, in not falling down or giving. 

For the past 13 days I have been working on ways to improve my outlook.  

Thanks to Unity  and their "14 Questions To Improve Your Outlook," I've been able to ask myself questions and gain a deeper understanding of this life experience. I am sharing this with you all because I sincerely intend that you too will take the opportunity to learn and grow as the infinite being that you are. 

Please Affirm With Me: 

Today I choose a fresh perspective. I see possibility instead of limitation. I see hope instead of despair. I choose thoughts that build a better world.






Saturday, October 15, 2016

Floating to the Left And The Right

I lay here and think to myself, "Why do I keep asking for permission to love you?"

Why do I feel the need to ask you for your permission to say that "I like you", "I want to be a part of you again", I just want you to understand: I want you.


I have never felt this way before; not even when Ancient Language played all my heart scores. Not when I found myself running a restaurant and working 12 hour days . . .

Not even when I closed my eyes and walked away.

There is nothing as sweet as the taste of your lips, or the way that you speak that this soul, you uplift. Your words are always bright and your energy, like the molecules vibrantly spinning around in the air, giving us all so much love and light.



I constantly tell you that you're such a blessed soul, and the woman that will have you is the luckiest I know.

Hiding my eyes with both hands; when my heart sinks deep and I think of those days. .  How can such a man exist, you know, the one we believe only comes to life in our dreams?

I know this man that exists, and I want to give him everything. 

That is why I stay far away, I try to keep my cool and ignore the strings that he's pulling, drawing me closer his way.
I need time to catch a break, to catch myself and enjoy this space. 

But all I can see is that day on replay, when you walked right pass that door and created your own home within me to stay.
I tell myself "wake up from these dreams," . .I can't turn away. I'm all broken up inside because I can actually see us being best friends (again) and creating more than what our eyes meet.

"Does he feel the same?"
"It's impossible for him to feel this way!"
I better stop telling myself these types of lies, just "go with the flow" and everything with be just fine.



I'm always learning the hard way that love comes when we least expect. It's nothing we can prepare ourselves for and it's not really something that we can direct. I have to stop giving myself so little credit, and I have to stop denying myself of what I deserve. There is no such thing as someone being "too good" for you.

In love, none of that matters. Resonance, support, wanting to become better, growing and learning, sharing wisdom and knowledge, doing all the things that make you feel alive with one another are what's most important. Forget the exterior. . All that matters is what's internal~ your heart, your soul and the way you utilize those things to shape what you desire to experience on Earth. I'm so grateful for love , even if it's not mine to keep. I give thanks for his soul, because for me, he & Dzhokhar are the most inspiring; motivating! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Moving Through Time

This evening I happened to stumble upon a post from my boyfriend's friend. He wrote something along these lines, "Why is it that when I don't care about what's happening and simply going about life, everything works out fine. However, when I am actually trying to do right, the world seems to work against me."

Oh how we know the reality of this statement all too well. 

Sitting and thinking over this, I've realized that sometimes our consciousness seems to attract the opposite of our natural way of being; especially in our thinking. When we are seeking results from certain actions, we tend to attract the opposite. When we aren't focused on results at all, we tend to get exactly what we need.


Light Denim + Light Knits Kristi W.



Tonight I don't feel like it, but I might just experience exactly what I need. It's been about three weeks since I've been in the arms of the man who loves me. I've dealt with being attacked energetically, verbally - and now I'm just ready to receive the love that is meant for me.
We so often take for granted the kindness shown by those we consider strangers. We overlook smiles and forgiveness of those we don't consider "close enough" to us, however, when we the beings that are closest to us fail to display these kinds of actions, our minds explode and all hell breaks loose. 

Little Miss Sunshine Ralin R.



If you are able to understand what I'm saying, the two situations are very similar. When we expect things, the reactions we receive are never what we desire. When we overlook, or simply don't concern ourselves without the outcome things tend to align themselves and we find ourselves experiencing exactly what we need. Let that sink in and enjoy your evening.

Star Machine Ebba Z.


Be Well Always, LN

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Healer

Everyday I am learning the most amazing lessons through energy, verbal communication with other beings/higher powers and the ending/beginning of relationships. 

For the record, I would like to state that I am not a relationship guru, nor do I judge, condemn or focus my energy on situations involving others without their permission or consent first. 

Thigh High Boots With Elegance Rosa P.
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The past two weeks have been an eye opener. . the days and nights have opened my eyes (and heart) to my lover, my son, my family and friends. .even strangers. I don't go on my way without speaking to fellow men passing by. I'm doing the best I can to rid myself of previous conditioning and beliefs that limit me in my capacity to grow, learn, and love all that there is about this beautiful life experience

#4 Editorial for Imperium Kobiet Wioletta K. 


I forgive much more easily and I no longer shout or express anger in ways that can be both harmful to myself and others. I don't shut down or leave anyone hanging on, waiting for a response. 

 I JUST AM.
No longer reluctant, no longer fearful or doubtful. I stand in my strength and am so proud about it.

There is nothing more rewarding than increasing your own personal power through change; clearing blocked energy, releasing burdensome emotions - I can't afford to carry dead weight any longer.

I've been reaching out to my closest friends, with whom I have not spent much of any time with in the past 2 years. Mending broken relationships with my brother, my best friend, and myself. 

Bright and Early Liza L.


September is such an encouraging month for : FRESH STARTS! 

Fall Season Anita K.


I vow to make this month one of the most memorable of this year. I intend to mend my relationship with the man I've spent that past 13 months with; to become a better mother, lover, teacher, healer, artist and business woman! To fresh new starts and healing journeys! 

Be Well Always,

LN




Monday, August 29, 2016

Letting Go and Going Forward

It's  Monday. . .

I'm at a library I've never been to before.

The women that work here aren't even experienced with computers so I'm going around offering help to those they simply give the direct answer, "I don't know," to. 

I can't help but to think of all the time I've spent not doing what I've wanted for the sake of a being that is emotionally unavailable and stuck in their conditioning and patterns. 

Just last week I asked myself, "Why do I keep going back?" 

The answer, I found, was based on something that I needed to free myself from entirely. 
Stability. 

One of the worst illusions we as human beings love to attach ourselves to. A sense of stability.

So these days I am spending a lot of time reprogramming my beliefs and conditioning - as well as investing in my own business instead of going out and helping others achieve their dreams (while putting mine on the back burner).

"The spiritual substance from which comes all visible wealth is never depleted. Turn the great energy of your thinking to plenty ideas, and you will have plenty regardless of what any man around is doing or saying."