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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Blessed New Year everyone it is now 2019!
Faith, Hope, Evidence/FHE (*For He Elevates), do you sometimes feel like the farmer who was planting seeds, and some of the seeds scattered on the ground, some on the gravel, some fell in the weeds, and some fell on the good earth…remember that story? ( Matthew 13:18-23)
Well on some occasions, for me; I find myself in between the seeds that fell on the the gravel and the ones that landed in the weeds. However, I thank God for His gifts of faith and hope because they give me the energy to get planted back on the good earth.
You see, with FHE*, God always elevates me (and you too if you ask Him) and my situations. I love how He administers to my spirit using the beautiful gifts of songs, prayers, body movements, stories, and other tools/tips to change/elevate the energies all around me. He is able!
He Elevates my moods. He Elevates my thoughts. He Elevates my behavior. He Elevates my attitude. He Elevates my hearing. He Elevates my seeing. He Elevates my voice. He Elevates finances. He Elevates my understanding. He Elevates my intuition. He Elevates my everything because He is able.
Do you need and want some elevation in your life this new year ? If so, I know for sure that from and with the gifts of faith, and hope God will show you the evidence that He is able to elevate all things in your life and set your feet on the soil of good earth where things will grow and be prosperous.
Growing more in faith you will be elevated!
Soulfully Speaking, Hadiah
So, this month I have been reading Former, First Lady, Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. Though I haven’t finished it yet there are so many parts or points in her book thus far that reference some of her childhood experiences that I too have very similar memories from my own childhood experiences. Like taking piano lessons from a very stern teacher and learning the importance of where the middle C key is, bringing classmates home for lunch while our loving mother’s whip up a yummy meal for us to eat.
However, there’s a sentence on page 132 (last paragraph), that states: “Somehow, in all my years of schooling I hadn’t managed to think through my own passions and how they might match up with the work I found meaningful.”
Now, how powerful is that statement…I would say very Powerful! I find very often not only with my clients but with other people also that many of them are in positions and fields of work that they are not passionate about. Jobs that don’t feed their spirits, therefore, they feel like they are not performing at their highest, truest capacity which includes their total beingness/selves, the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
I understand that everyone may not be in a position to make career changes right now, but just for today or just for the remaining days of December practice focusing on ways you could change the way you look at your current situation because as the saying goes, if we change the way we look at things then the things we look at will change.
Wouldn’t it be a great awakening to start the upcoming New Year with some tools that will assist you in “BECOMING” and working from a state of passion and purpose?
Hadiah’s Holistic Haven, HHH, is a space where you can gather tools and gifts to become fully aware of your passions and purpose in your present line of work until you can create or make connections that will place you in the flow of your natural rhythm.
Until the next time, explore the possibilities of working with HHH to become who you are meant to be while doing what you do passionately.
So, this month allow me to pose some questions to you that may require you to dig a little deeper to find your true north.
Read over all of the questions then take a few full inhalation and complete exhalation.
Next go back and reread each question one at a time as you breath slowly and deeply into your answers.
Here we go:
1. When you feel lost/confuse, where do you go?
2. When you feel empty inside, where do you go?
3. When you feel incomplete, where do you go?
4. When you feel unsure, where do you go?
5. When you feel sad, where do you go?
6. When you feel like giving up, where do you go?
7. When you feel afraid, where do you go?
8. When you feel angry, where do you go?
9. When you feel guilty, where do you go?
10. When you feel happy, where do you go?
11. When you feel joyful, where do you go?
Once you are finished answering the questions take a few more deep breaths…inhaling and exhaling.
Now reflect upon your answers, and discover if where you are going is giving you the best outcome for your total well being. If not, perhaps there’s a wiser place for you to be going to.
Until the next time, only go to places that takes you to your true north.
If you believe in something, no matter how trivial it may be to someone else, or how many no’s you may get, all you need to do is keep trusting and believing that you will hear your one yes, to make things possible.
How may times will you continue pushing forward until you get your yes?
Well my dear husband kept pushing forward after one no, then a yes that quickly turned into a no, and finally his third try he got his yes!
You see, my dear husband is very determine to follow through on just about everything he feels strong and passionate about. He will not leave one stone unturned, big or small, if he believes there is a chance he will get his yes.
So, a year ago,so he thought, my dear, dear husband bought a water hose that he never used. It was still in the original wrapping with the tags still attached. He kept it in a clean and safe place, but some how unbeknownst to him, the nozzle became corroded by turning green and brown not only on the outside but inside the nozzle as well.
So, we take it back to the store where he thought he purchased it. He didn’t have the receipt, but by him having a membership with this particular store they were able to key in his membership number and pull up his purchase history which included the item and the exact location the transaction took place.
That’s where it was discovered that not only did he not purchased the water hose from that location but he had bought it two years ago.
Even after hearing the dreadful no, followed by the unacceptable words of explanation to him; from two employee’s as to why they could not accept the two year old water hose my dear, dear husband just stands there.
He begins again to state his case as to why all the reasons and ways that they could say yes to him. Finally he smiles and picks up his defected water hose, and out the door we go.
The next day my…you know…my dear, dear husband and I attends an event that just happens to have hundreds of vendors, and blessed be; one of the vendors is the store where he purchased the water hose in question. Again he explains his case to the merchant only this time I am not with him because I am browsing other vendor’s tables.
When all of a sudden, I see him walking very fast towards me with this huge cresant smile on his face. He begins to express to me that he has to go back to the huge and distance parking lot where we had parked the car to get this water hose because a young lady told him that he could exchange the water hose for a new one.
Though I was very happy for his excitement I had to asked him the question. Before we take that long walk back to the parked car did you explain to the young lady that you purchased the water hose two years ago?
He quickly goes back to the young lady and explain that he purchased the water hose two years ago while I waited for him on another floor.
Within minutes my dear heart was back at my side, and needless to say we didn’t have to go to the car to get that traveling water hose.
Okay y’all about three weeks has past, and we are on our way to a third location of the same store to purchase some new items. After we finish our transactions and he renews his membership, my guy goes into his story line about that corroded water hose that he purchased two years.
When the cashier told him he could bring it back the next time he comes, to my surprise my dear, dear guy says, “Oh I will be right back it’s in the trunk of my car”.
Needless to say I did not go back into the store with him for obvious reasons. But I must say believing and trusting in something be it your passion, purpose, principles, or the like even when others say no, when you keep believing you will eventually get your yes, when Jesus says YES.
And when Jesus says YES, you are likely to get more than you could imagine.
You see, when my husband came out of that store, he didn’t just get a new water hose, but he got a longer and upgraded one!
What are you believing in today? Because when Jesus say YES, who can say no.
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 give a list of inspirational melodies that are gifts to our souls. Gifts that can keep us trusting and believing that we will get our YES if Jesus says so.
I just love, love, love the gift that Michelle Williams ft. Beyonce’ and Kelly Rowland sings called “Say Yes” some of the words to the song are… “When Jesus say yes, nobody can say no” take a listen for yourself and allow my dear husband story and this song be a reminder to keep believing if you don’t get your yes the first time.
Until the next time, your YES, is on the way if Jesus says Yes.
Have you been carrying a passion, a dream, a gift inside of you since January and now that it is September…nine months later and you are still having labor pains or nothing new has developed, nor has anything manifested yet?
Have you been ignoring what’s growing inside of you, or have you been pulling and pushing and moving in the wrong directions? Do you feel like you are standing on infertile grounds leaving you believing that good things will not grow from within you?
Have you been feeding and nurturing your baby, project, vision, your passion, etc. with the love, consistency, and the motivation that you had when you first started your labor in January?
If not, then that may well be the reason your baby, your project, your vision, your passion , your gift hasn’t birth yet. You may well be still feeling the labor pains because you haven’t given birth to the many different stages of carrying your passion inside of you.
In order to reduce the pain, one must keep feeding it consistently with healthy, nurturing thoughts and actions in order for the beautiful gift to be born.
Are you ready to give birth to your beautiful well needed gift? If so, Hadiah would love to be your birthing coach who will assist and support you doing your labor pains.
Feel free to visit www.hadiahsholistichaven.com to get your baby moving again, so you may give birth to the beautiful, wonderful gift that is still inside of you.
Until the next time be healthy, happy, and holy.
So, I just finished watching season 13 episode 24 of the T.V. Show, Grey’s Anatomy.
During this episode, Elizabeth, one of the doctor’s was expressing to Dr. Webber, that she had spent her whole life in hospitals, and she felt the need to see everything that’s not the inside of a hospital.
She also realizes her need to travel, explore, hike, and breathe…really breathe away from monitors, blood, sterile gowns, and saving other people’s lives. Elizabeth became aware that she wanted her own life, and that now was the time for her to live. Which meant she had to quit saving others in order for her to save her own life, and ultimately save herself.
Sometimes in life we all must know when it’s time to live a little for self, and sometimes that may mean we have to quit some things, or move away from what we may have been spending our whole life doing in order to explore other people, places and things, so we can really breathe, live, laugh, and love not only others but to love ourselves more deeply.
Are you facing some things you must give up temporarily or permanently, in order to find your path, so you may live more freely and completely?
Are you ready to breathe, live, laugh, and love yourself more?
Hadiah’s Holistic Haven is a space where you can explore different tools to guide you in the practice of breathing more deeply in order to find your happy loving self.
Feel free to explore www.hadiahsholistichaven.com today.
Confucius, once said, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., once said, “If you want to learn something read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. And if you want to master something teach it.”
Hadiah says, “If you want the best version of yourself then it is wise to practice daily some form of prayer. It is wise to practice daily some form of meditation. And it is wiser to daily put your practice into motion.”
It is in the doing that we understand ourselves, it is in the teaching and learning about ourselves that we become masters of ourselves. It is through our daily practice that we become the best versions of ourselves.
Practice, practice, practice is what it takes to create and to sustain the best versions of ourselves. No, it ain’t easy, but it is necessary for ourselves and for the planet.
Is your daily practice creating the best version of you? Are you allowing your best version to be heard, seen and understood?
For more support in your daily practice Hadiah’s Holistic Haven is standing by to be of service to you.
Until the next time, keep practicing being the best version of you.
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,