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BE THE CHANGE


So recently, I reposted a quote on my social media pages that I had posted six years ago, and may have posted a time before that.  The quote was by one of the Delany Sister’s.

It read,  “I thought I could change the world.  It took me a hundred years to figure out I can’t change the world.  I can only change Bessie.  And honey, that ain’t easy either.” – Bessie Delany

Well I haven’t lived a hundred years yet, but I definitely feel where Sister Bessie was coming from and have learned that change must occur inside oneself before it can manifest out into the world.

I also love other quotes and sayings like: “Be the change you want to see in the world”, “Change your thoughts and you will change your world”, and “Be gentle with yourself.”

The world can be changed when we start looking in the mirror at our own selves, in our own hearts, so our minds and actions will realign with the creative mind of our Creator.   The creative mind of Love, self-love, love for others and love for the entire planet.

As Bessie figured out, and I agree, making that change ain’t easy, but I know for sure it is necessary.

So, starting today will you look in the mirror, look in your heart and see and feel where you will make the change within yourself …the change that will change the world for the way it was created to be.

The change can start by noticing your breath, the beautiful in and the beautiful out breaths that lead us to our souls.  The change may be the process of forgiveness of oneself, or toward others.

Whatever change you decide to make today; remember to be gentle with yourself and with the process.

Until the next time, enjoy being the change in the world.

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Vision

So, now that we have welcome in this new year…the year of 2020, the year of not only seeing  with our 2020 eyes, but also seeing the vision through  our hearts and souls.

In the book,  A Course In Miracles, (VI.  The Vision of Christ pg. 227) It states the following:

“The ego is trying  to teach you how to gain the whole world and lose your own soul.  The Holy Spirit teaches that you cannot lose  your soul…You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it.”

Today right now in this moment you can bring your awareness to presence of the Holy Spirit by centering on your breathing and  remembering who you are, and to whom you belong to.  Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to be filled with Fruits of His/Her Spirit.  The spirit of

LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, GENTLENESS, FAITHFULNESS, and SELF CONTROL.

If each of us would envision and hold this kind of awareness, this year of 2020  will be the Vision of Christ.   A vision we all can hold and share.

Until the next time, let’s  use our 2020 vision. Continue reading “2020 Vision”

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Slow Down and Sit Down

Greetings my Friends,

As this year comes to an end and winter is about to settle in, I am reflecting on two particular days and times.    The first was about seven years ago on one of my weekly Monday visits with my Mother  while she was  still with us in her physical body.

Normally  during my visits with her my time would be long and slow, but on this particular day my time was short and I was busy rushing around.  When suddenly Mom asked, “Why are you rushing around just slow down and sit down for a minute .”  Reluctantly I did just that- I sat down and for that moment my rushing ended.

The second was just a few days ago when my daughter, Ty’ and I  were talking about stuff, and she mentioned to me that things happen in stages and ages.  I laughed and  quickly reflected with a hmmm then expressed  that is so true.

To me  stages and ages and winter is nature’s way of saying slow down and stop rushing, and know that things will still get accomplished.

What are you rushing around doing right now in your life?  What would happen if you would slow down and stand/sit for just one moment or two?

Until the next time,  remember just because you slow down it doesn’t mean things will not get accomplished.

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part Two: When Things Fall Apart

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child.  Now that I become an adult, I have put away childish things. – 1 Corinthians 13:11  New Heart English Bible (NHEB)

As a child sleeping in my twin bed, one night after reading and writing in my diary and finishing up my good night prayers, something happened to me.

That night lying in my bed with my left ear resting on my firm mattress,  I could not only hear my heart beating or thumping loudly,  but I also felt and heard every breath as it entered in and out of my body.

As a young child, that awareness frightened me because,  in my mind, for some reason, it reminded me of death.  So, I quickly turned my head over to my right ear only to discover the same happenings.  I then turned over onto my back to silence the awareness.

Today as an adult I listen on purpose to tune into the rhythm of my heartbeat and the flow of my breath because I know they are gifts from the  Universe saying to me, “ Be that connected, be that aware, use your power because they are signs of life,  not death, and they are here to guide you along your way.”

It is from this awareness as an adult that when things fall apart I try hard to tune into the gifts of my heart and breath.

It is not always my first response when things and thoughts are cloudy, but when practiced,  I witness and experience  how the heart and breath will not only key me in on the realness at hand but have keyed others as well.

So, today, in this video, I will guide you with one of many different  tools to focus or redirect  your awareness to the gifts of the heart and breath.  Gifts that once frighten me as a child, but now as an adult,  I cherish and welcome their presence and guidance.

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

 

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Part One: When Things Fall Apart

Watch the short video first by tapping the arrow on the screen.

 

In life, people  and things do fall apart.  For some it’s a day, a week, a month, or even some years.

When things fall apart, this can and will happen to everyone at some point in time, it’s just the ebbing and flowing of life.  For there are no beginnings without endings, and no endings without new beginnings.

There are various reasons and circumstances that causes the chain of events to occur.  Some are not of our own doings and some are from  the direct actions of our very own thoughts and behaviors.   Whichever the case may be when things fall apart it is very painful on so many levels.  Especially when things appear to be good until they are not so good after all.

However, as painful as I know it can be what I believe and know to be true is that in the midst of it all there is a constant  Force standing by to guide us through each and every fall if we first acknowledge Its presence within us, and ask for help.  Second, quietly listen for the answer, and third follow through on the guidance.  Then always, always give thanks even when the answers are not what we wanted to hear.

Until the next time,

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

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Down The Rabbit Hole

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So, on the first day of summer, my daughter, Ty’, and I are standing at the back door of my house.  I am on the inside of the door, and she is on the outside of the door while we are saying our goodbyes to each other.  When suddenly we hear a bam, then a few minutes later we hear scuffling coming from an area on the outside.

We both thought we saw something flash before our eyes while we were conversing.  We both imagine it was a squirrel or a bird.

In the yard next to my house, is a beautiful, red birdhouse where many birds and squirrels gather all day every day to eat and play.  I can stand and watch them socialize for long moments at a time.  They are always doing something to capture my attention.

So, on the first day of summer, it is no different, yet it was different.   When my daughter and I see the unknown flashing before our peripheral vision, it appears to be in distress or discombobulated.

We begin hearing something crawling or walking trying to escape from somewhere, and then we quickly listen to it slipping back down each time it made an effort to free itself.   Ty’ believes it ran or flew into the drainpipe on the backside of the house.

My daughter is determined to try and figure out how whatever it was got itself in that situation. In her search, she discovers a hole in the drainpipe, and perhaps it is a bird trying to flap its wings to escape.  However, it doesn’t realize that there is a way out of the darkness.

My question is, do we find ourselves in a hole or dark space where we are fighting to get out, and no matter how hard we try on our own we keep slipping back down that rabbit hole, that dark space?

What is happening while we are in the hole?

Are we aware of how and when we got in that place?

Are we playing or working too much that we are discombobulated?

Did something push us into the hole?

Are we there by accident, or was it on purpose?

How do we get out of the hole, or better yet, do we want to get out of the darkness ?

Until the next time, if you want ” out” of your dark space, Hadiah’s place is one way to find your way back into the light.

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

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Mindful Thoughts To Ponder

                      Seven MINDFUL Thoughts Of Hadiah’s

1.  A lesson given is a lesson learned.

2.  Stepping away to save a relationship is not the same   as walking away to avoid, or to end a relationship.

3.  Daily self care is essential.

4.  The mind is like a guitar you must tune it each time before you use and play it.

5.  Play and work are the same on many levels.

6.  I move like the Universe moves.

7.  Sitting in  your essence is the highest position one             could hold.

Until the next time before you use your mind, tune in to your thoughts.

Soulfully Speaking,

Hadiah

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