I just love Charlie Wilson’s song “I’m Blessed” featuring T.I. I remember on April 4, 2009, I was listening to the radio, and I heard Charlie speak the words, “I do not want to die to the streets” and for reasons unknown to me at the time I hurried to write those words down on the above yellow piece of paper. The energy from Charlie’s words touched me so deeply that I was compelled to pray for him. I felt his truth in him asking God to bless him one more time.
Today, May 3, 2018 I am listening to his song, and it is bringing joy to my heart. It’s a reminder that God is still answering prayers, and blessing us everyday.
It really brings to life the Eight Beatitudes in the book of Matthew chapter 5 which are:
1. You’re blessed when you ‘re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.
2. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
3. You’re blessed when your’re content with just who you are – no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.
4. You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
5. You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.
6. You’re blessed when you get your inside world- your mind and heart-put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
7. You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.
8. You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.
That chapter goes on to tell us why we are here on earth… “you’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.”
How are you being light to the world today? What are you praying for today? How you doing?…BLESSED YES! What are you grateful for today?
Turn to page 39 of my book, and meditate on the prayer “Use Me”, to be grounded in God’s light, life, and love.
Until the next time,
We all experience many different kinds of feelings and emotions throughout the course of the day, it’s a natural phenomenon, but it is how we digest those emotions that will create an unhealthy or healthy outcome.
So, what are you thinking about right now, and how is it making you feel in this present moment?
Can you name that feeling/emotion?
Do you know where that thought came from which has produce this current feeling?
Do you understand why you are feeling a particular emotion from that thought?
Is it a negative emotion or a positive emotion?
Does that thought and emotion make you want to react or does it allow you to respond before you create some kind of action?
What is the intention for creating such an action?
Will that reaction or response bring on more negative or more positive emotions or feelings?
What I know for sure is that in order for a healthy outcome to occur during the ups and downs of our daily emotions we must be able to feel and name each emotion.
It is from that space of awareness we begin to discover and understand what triggers our emotions, and then we can find the best possible solution towards a healthy state of being.
In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power I share on page 79, how I came into the awareness of my emotions on one particular day, and how I was able to feel and name that emotion associated with having an overworked mental thing.
Take a read now then feel and name your emotion, so you too can maintain or come back to your peaceful state of being.
Until the next time, be true to your feelings.
When we are connected and grounded in Mother Earth, our power is always on.
In the early hours of Friday, March 2, 2018, we had a high wind warning in effect until late Saturday, March 3, 2018, with a northwest wind 30 to 40 mph and gust up to 70 mph.
The roaring of the wind, the rolling trash bins and broken tree limbs heighten our senses, and brought us into an awareness of the matter at hand.
In some cases, schools, governments, and airports were closed, or had delays. Many businesses and homes were without power either for a short while, or for the entire duration of this warning.
This power outage left many feeling vulnerable, frustrated, disappointed, separated, upset, lost and disconnected from the source and power of electricity.
We may not have control over the outer forces of the winds, or how much time it will take Pepco to restore our power back on, but we do have a divine power source that never losses power if we stay connected to that source. Our power source provides us with gifts, tools and practices we can use to regain and turn our inner power back on when we are experiencing warnings signs of a cold front, or gusting winds are about to occur that may knock our power out for a short or long period of time.
For gifts, tools, and practices we can use for turning our power back on and to regain our balance, calmness, peace, understanding and connectedness to our true power source, God turn to pages 164-165 of my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts Holy Spirit-Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power.
Until the next time, we can all keep our power flowing!
I love chanting the hymnal, Hear Our Prayer, O Lord, and feeling the vibration and energy of the words.
The words are few and simple, yet they are so powerful and healing. Here are the words and why not give it a try for yourself.
In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power, in the Introduction of the book I expressed that prayers and songs that are generated by love are so bountiful, so blissful, and so beautiful. Such prayers and songs touch you on a soul level. They are our direct link to the Universal God that dwells in each of us. So why not consciously connect and reconnect to that unlimited power in the morning, noon, and night?
In Psalms 55:17 it reads, I will pray morning, noon, and night, pleading aloud with God; and he will hear and answer. (The Living Bible)
Another song that touches me and others on a soul level is called Prayer by Eddy Arnold. The lyrics are:
Prayer is a song we all can sing a light that the blind can see. Prayer is a gift the poor can bring however poor they’d be. Prayer is a star that lights the way for those who are in despair. And when your heart kneels down to pray God will hear your prayer.
A prayer can be offered at any time and for many reasons, and especially during these times when so many are feeling the pain/ negative energy from the many uncertainties, from feeling the gloom of hopelessness, loss, anxiety, and the absence of peace.
The power of prayers and songs along with all gifts from the Creator touches and heals us on all levels: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
No matter what kind of prayer you are in need of right now you could simply begin by praying – Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
Whenever you are in need of a prayer, song, meditation, clearing and cleaning your spiritual/chakra energy centers, I am here to be of service.
You may reach out by connecting with me at www.hadiahsholistichaven.com. You may also feel free to leave a comment or question on this blog site.
Until the next time inhale and exhale.
It’s a New Year Everyone!
I greet 2018 with the mindset of; well, to be more exact, 2018 greeted me with a hard push into the mindset of knowing what’s too much for you and knowing what’s too little for you.
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California said, “Pain pushes you until vision pulls you.”
I have taught many lessons and learned many lessons as I served in various capacities such as a Daughter, Sister, Niece, Aunt, Cousin, Friend, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother/Nina, Daughter-In-Law, Mother-In-Law, Sister-In-Law, Grandmother/MiMi, Student, Teacher, a Lightworker, and a Child of the Universe.
However, one of the biggest and challenging lessons that the Universe is pulling me toward in 2018 is to revisit the lessons on knowing what’s too much for you and knowing what’s too little and to be able to recognize then accept what’s just right for you.
My mantra for my meditation practice this year is the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
What vision is the Universe pulling you to visit or revisit this New Year of 2018? How are you going to keep up with your God given vision?
As the song goes, I’ll pray for you and you pray for me and watch how God changes things. Let’s feel the Universal pull whether it’s a hard push, or a gentle nudge, so we may grow more in the flow of our passion and purpose that the Universe is pulling us into.
My book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power may be purchased at the following locations: http://www.amazon.com, http://www.xlibris.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com
A friend tells you XYZ and as you listen, you occasionally chime in with a “I get it”, or with a “I got it/I gotcha”.
I was recently watching the TV Show, Divorce Court, with Judge Lynn Toler, and while listening to the case she would say to either spouse, “I get it” and with great skills, tools, and practice she was able to shine light, insight, balance, and wisdom to the couple, and at the end of that case the couple really got it.
So, when I hear someone say, “I get it or I got it” it makes me wonder is that just the catch phrase of the day, or does that person really get it or really got it?
What skills, tools, and practice do you have to shine light, insight, balance, and wisdom not only to your life but also to the people you encounter with the phrase “I get it or I got it”?
It has been my experience that in order to really get it one must know and understand thyself. In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts Holy Spirit-Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power, it highlights the tools, skills, balance, and wisdom one must practice to truly be able to say and understand like Judge Lynn Toler the importance of saying I get or I got it.
For the first five people to read and leave a comment to this month’s blog, I will give you a free ebook copy of my book to download on your favorite device.
Until the next time, I pray we all get it.
Lately, I have been hearing a word that I know you hear often also. A word that is not new by any means, but, yet, most people still crave for its meaning or energy to prevail not only their outer world but also their inner world. The word is peace.
Why do you suppose most people don’t have the peace that is meant to be?
How could we begin to manifest this inner and outer peace?
Well, after I finished typing the above two questions, Spirit popped into my awareness the song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”. So, I immediately searched for that song on YouTube and came across a version sung and played by the Isley Brothers & Santana. The link is https://youtu.be/1zVWRViw2uM. Visualize peace as you breathe in the words.
That was one answer to my questions and then a second answer came from page 38 in my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power.
On page 38, I wrote a prayer that I entitled First Things First.
It reads: My path of service is to begin each day with a prayer – a prayer that starts with something to this effect: Good Morning, my Greatest Friend, Take me this morning and use me in Thy services. Do abide with me and let all my works be likening to Thee. Continue to help me throughout this day whenever I begin to fall short of Your grace. Gently and lovingly guide me back upon Your path.
Whisper sweet somethings to me all the day long. Surprise me with all Your wonders. Keep my eyes, my voice, my mind, my body, and all my heart and soul feasting on You. Let my ears hear Your voice amid all the distractions around me-and, Lord, let the words of mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight. And, Lord, my Greatest Friend, teach me how to best use my gifts from You for Your highest good.
I am listening and ready to do Your will. Let’s do it, and so we are!
To me, this prayer and the words to the above mention song are guideposts to keep us in alignment with the peace we all need in order to create and maintain an inner and outer world – a life that is meant to be.
So, why not let it begin with each and every one of us? After all first things first.
To find more ways to align yourself with the gift of peace, pick up your own copy of my book at the following locations: http://www.Xlibris.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com also visit me at http://hadiahsholistichaven.com.
Until the next time, let peace begin with you.
To me, Fall, is my time to relax, reflect, and to take many mini retreats. A time to notice the subtle changes that are occurring in nature and in ourselves.
It’s a time to slow down from the hot, steaming, humid days of Summer to embrace and appreciate the spirit and energy of Fall.
What is this season of Fall calling for your spirit to relax, reflect, and retreat into? Trust and obey its calling, and I know you will receive many blessings! How are you going to answer the call?
In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power, on page 126 I express how I answer the call in the title, Retreat.
Until the next time, enjoy your many mini retreats!
In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power on page 162-165, I give a story entitled “Rainy Days”. Within that story, there are lessons I learned from turning within and calling upon the divine Holy Spirit. I also give a list of powerful tools that will help clean and clear your divine-self when things all around you are falling apart.
In addition to the tools on that list, I have recently rediscovered the joy, the peace, the balance, and the relaxation that comes with adult coloring!
If you think or feel like adult coloring is not your thing, be open to the gift of discovering or rediscovering your balance switch.
What I know for sure is that in times of uncertainties, discomforts, imbalances, and darkness calling upon the Holy Spirit will bring light and guidance in all places and spaces.
Remember our natural state is being in balance, so again who you gonna call to guide you back into the spirit of light and love?