What’s more powerful than you? The only limit you have is the one you set for yourself. You have the power to make change. You are the creator and the world is your canvas. I know that money (or the lack of) is holding a lot of talented people back. I came here to tell you today, to let that detail go and believe in yourself. You have to be intentional about what you do. Be steadfast and dedicated to your vision. The resources you already have are more than enough. Invest in yourself, use your money and time wisely. We’re in an age of entrepreneurship because people are tired of capitalism. The integrity of business has declined drastically due to people losing track of who they are and what they come from. We’re not happy in our 9-5 jobs, we let money determine our self worth. Although money is necessary, shift the perspective to work in your favor. In reality, it’s printed and we’re in trillions of dollars of debt as a nation. So, take money off the pedestal you’ve set it on and think of it as something that comes and goes. What’s in between is what is important; things/resources. I believe personally, trade is the most humble way of business, but we’ve progressed into a systematic strategy in order to separate the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. I imagine money being a result of that mentality. We all have qualities and we’re made to create from the inside out to represent ourselves. We’ve progressed so far into a consumer perspective, we’ve lost touch with our creative and innovative nature. Be mindful of this and start training your mind to be more of a creator than a consumer. We support each other. Be knowledgeable about where you spend your money and how. We’ve been inadvertently supporting child labor, communism, capitalism, low wages, etc. This is imperative to understand because there’s enough money to go around. We don’t have to depend on specific brands to provide for us when their integrity is compromised. It’s all connected, If you support them, your integrity is compromised as well. We have the power to control what succeeds in society based off how we spend our time and money. Invest in yourself, make room for your gifts and your gifts will make room for you!

There’s 1 million different ways to get to the same place. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. Our habits make us complacent due to comfortability. If/When we reflect, we’re justifying ourselves with illusions. We’re not completely honest with ourselves, which will create a disconnect from the being within. This disconnect will result in mental illness, physical sickness, and emotional turmoil due to our toxic cycles. So many of us are spaced out and disconnected from the world. We’re insecure about ourselves and our lives and have no idea why. We change jobs, find new people to be around, different things to do and still feel stuck in life. If you can relate, your root chakra is out of balance and you are not grounded in the right things. The sad thing about this common issue, is that we are not in tune with our instinctive energy that was manifested in the womb to the age of one year old. This gives you an idea of how early the pollution of our bodies and minds begin.

Many circumstances and variables of life will give and take energy from this chakra at any moment. An energetic blockage at the muladhra chakra can be caused by anything that instills panic, fright or extreme worry, including being homeless, losing your job or the divorce of your parents when you were too young to understand. Life-threatening situations obstruct the flow of energy. If you feel disconnected from your body, live in a fantasy world craving constant change and frequently resorting to escapist activities, then your Muladhara energy is deficient. If you feel preoccupied with routine and fear change, stuck in life and think in terms of black-and-white; you see others as being with you or against you, are frequently depressed and/or obsessed with physical security, then your Muladhara energy is excessive.

The Muladhara chakra is located at the base of your body and governs your skeletal and auto-immune systems, as well as your bowels and teeth. Along with the universe, our body is constantly telling us what is wrong. When this energy is out of balance you may find that you suffer from frequent problems with your; legs feet, knees, base of spine, butt and sciatica. Working with this chakra will allow you to connect with your body again and enhance your ability to eliminate what you no longer need or want in your life. Reflecting on ourselves and our lives is beneficial because we find solutions within our problems. If we get past the uncomfortability that we feel, we will create and use the necessary energy to rearrange our thoughts in a more effective manner. Be honest with yourself about the things you’ve normalized that are not beneficial to your growth. This includes but is not limited to; people, thought processes, actions, substances and ideologies. Our foundation needs to be re-evaluated constantly, otherwise we will resort back to the same things that limited us in the first place. Along with specific yoga and meditation practices, reflecting is the strongest way to connect with inner knowledge. Your brain and body are designed to work in your favor. If you continue to poison what you are made of, what you create will continue to be tainted. To ground yourself with meditation, mentally repeat the following affirmations while planting your feet firmly on the ground:
-I am exactly where I need to be
-I am nurtured by the energy of the earth
-My body supports me with its strength.
This will begin to surface, expel and utilize the necessary energy to reveal the answers you seek regarding your imbalances. Consistency is vitally important. You absolutely have to manifest the correct energy to start seeing the correspondence it has within the universe. if you return to bad habits, you’ll continue to see the same results, inevitably.

Work Cited:

Saradananda, Swami. The Essential Guide to Chakras. Watkins Publishing Limited, 2011. Print

The Women’s Convention held at the Cobo center in Detroit, Michigan this year was a compelling event bringing awareness to the Trump administration agenda. The sessions held at the convention contained a lot of information and perspective from a citizen point of view as well as those of power and influence. From the comfortability of old information, to the future of our water systems and the decline of the importance of education, women from all over the world came to talk about it together! People on the panels for discussion explained the policies and laws trying to be passed through Congress and the progressive impact these will have on society in the coming years. The conversations held at The Women’s Convention were uncomfortable, yet necessary and exhilarating.

Tarana Burke, Founder of #METOO Campaign, photo credit: elleuk.com

Speakers like Tarana Burke, who originally founded the #metoo campaign dealing with sexual assault and violence, brought awareness to neglect of victims and prosecution of offenders. Mayor Karen Weaver attended to continue awareness and involvement of communities pertaining to clean water and the Flint water crisis. Congresswoman Maxine Waters empowered the crowd with a very inspirational and informational speech in relation to the Trump administration and how their positions in office have crippled the nation. The Women’s Convention was a declaration of the power in unity. The protests of thousands of women who came together resulted in a movement that represents us all. Everyone was encouraged to take their rightful places and bring the conversations back to their communities to ensure change.

Mayor Karen Weaver (left), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (right) photocredit: google.com

The reality of the issues at hand is that they’re not being dealt with. Trump continues to neglect issues that hit home for everyone in the nation while securing the necessary policies and connections to advance his own agenda. Puerto Rico, whom we colonized,  is still in ruins til this day from the destruction caused by hurricane Maria, when we have the necessary resources to help them. Supplies and resources are being withheld solely because of a paperwork issue they feel is necessary in order to save lives. Our President and his administration are coming together, spending valuable time on things like; gaining access to drill pipelines into our oceans, declining access to affordable healthcare, promoting the oppression of the people they govern, encouraging and igniting civil warfare, and degrading and discrediting the importance of women who birthed the people of this nation. Ultimately, we are being conspired against and our ignorance will allow the dismantling of us all. We are the people and the people have power. That power lies within unity, knowledge and awareness of issues affecting our communities and electing people who have already been a part of the solutions, on the front-line, fighting for us. Be sure to get out there and vote for your local officials at general election, Nov. 7th! The fight starts at home!! 

Over the weekend of October 27-29th I had the pleasure and honor of attending The Women’s Convention in Detroit, MI. The movement was created as a result of people all over the world coming together to fight for the rights of women and the equality of all. On January 21st, 2017, women united to revolt against the Trump Administration due to its’ oppressive agenda. The people who attended this convention desired to bring forth great change in history with collective individual effort. I was inspired and emotionally driven to engage in my own passion for spiritual awareness and pure consciousness. The change I personally would like to see is much deeper than politics or personal opinions. I want people to know how deeply their identities are rooted, how extremely important their existence is on a boundless and infinite scale and how meaningful their time on this Earth truly is.

One of the many important things I learned through this experience is how valuable our time is. There are ample amounts of activities we partake in that will lead us absolutely nowhere beneficial to the change that is taking place around us and inside of us, good or bad. The reality that we refuse to acknowledge is that we are not safe in our complacency. Not until the fight has come to our doorstep are we aware of the battles we have to endure. It’s time to dig deep inside ourselves and understand that the fight starts within us. We’re distracted by ideas of fun that will never amount to what we’d experience if we continuously invested into our true potential.

We focus so much of our time and energy on the many components of our physical world that we completely neglect the spiritual. When in all actuality, our energy is intended to be used spiritually to create physical energy that represents our inner being. Today, I really want us to hone into the being inside of us. That still voice deep within you. Before you take the time to do this, mentally prepare yourself with positive affirmations. Know that you are a strong, capable, great and powerful being. Love yourself unconditionally. Let go of physical reality, struggles, illusions, and negativity. Interact with that being because it knows who you are, who you have been and who you have the potential to be. Dispose yourself of distractions for a moment and connect with the eternal realm. This is the place where energy is manifested and brings forth fruition in our physical reality. That energy is seated within your Chakras and from there it’s distributed to its’ designated areas in your physical body.

First and for most, concentrate on grounding yourself through your Root(Muladhara) Chakra. Connect with your creative and explorative nature through your Sacral(Swadhisthana) Chakra. Ignite the transformational power in the Solar Plexus(Manipura) Chakra to combine your ability to imagine and create energetic matter. Allow your Heart (Anahata) Chakra to be the most powerful link between the physical and spiritual realm. Engage your Throat(Vishuddha) Chakra by listening deeply and bringing words to life. Incorporate your intellectual understanding through your Third-Eye (Ajna) Chakra. Connect with your infinite potential and pure consciousness by utilizing your Crown(Sahasrara) Chakra. By truly expending yourself with these chakras you will begin to see with new eyes. Your reality will change based off what you manifested within you. The world outside of you is a reflection of the world inside of you.

This information is to present the reality of the true power that lies dormant within us and how to utilize it. We’re consumed by so many things we don’t understand we just need to take the time to invest in this knowledge to give it the opportunity to change all of our lives. The Women’s Convention showed me how powerful it is to bring riveting truth to the world. The truth I’m working to bring to the surface is spiritual awareness and pure consciousness. It’s an immensely neglected topic that is vital to whole-heartedly understand and encompass as human beings. It reveals purpose and opportunity that we truly yearn to create. We are so much more than just a person walking and working our way through life on earth. We are created in the image of God. There’s oceans, sunsets, animals, elements, trees, and then there’s you. We’re all connected by the energetic forces of life. You are enough, you are powerful beyond measure! Let it excite you, not scare you. Become knowledgable and familiar with this information, and you will become limitless.

Although our body is a natural healing mechanism intended to do everything we need it to (as long as we provide it with the necessary components), pharmaceutical care has become a new norm. We result to foreign substances before we look into naturopathic techniques. The way doctors are taught, generally, is to provide proper medication for specific diagnosis. If you ask a doctor for more natural alternatives for progressive issues, most of them wouldn’t be able to provide you with that information. The reason for this is to leave an opening for a growing industry (inadvertently on doctors’ behalf). In order to be able to continue to have a supply and demand, they’re influenced to treat symptoms rather than cure them. The use of pharmaceutical practice makes this possible also because the substances they provide inevitably cause more issues, especially with prolonged use. We invest more of our money and time on research to exploit growing problems rather than to effectively find solutions to eliminate them. Undoubtedly, we’ve found effective treatment for debilitating diseases and have come a long way in scientific research, but the question is: “Why do we continue to be overwhelmed with substances that weaken our immune system when we have the necessary knowledge available to understand more reliable resources?” Ignorance is not bliss, what you don’t know can and always will hurt you. Lack of knowledge can make you vulnerable to a multitude of things.

The reason you are what you eat is because what you put into your body is broken down and dispersed on a cellular level. It incorporates itself with you. A lot of the things we use and consume on a constant basis have the ability to mutate our DNA, cause health/mental issues that transition through generations. Contrary to how much we consume on a daily basis, 92% of modified DNA is due to lack of necessary minerals. So, barely anything that we eat is necessary to encourage our system to fight against invasion. Only when the invasion becomes physically evident do we begin to concern ourselves with our bodies and lifestyles. Once something is physically taken care of, we typically resume to our bad habits. I believe that this comfortability is a result of us being consumed by our consumption. We consume so much we don’t realize that along with that, our lack of knowledge has made us targets for any and every market. When the world revolves around money, corporations and institutions are built based on their ability to profit off the things its’ consumers feel they need. In addition to that, they also have to convince potential consumers they need what they have to offer. Not to take away from the successes that have come upon due to these things, just reflecting on their desirable outcome versus my own. I am not a doctor, yet i’ve taken time to do enough research to understand that my body is designed to heal itself with what is provided through earth. Within my research i’ve also come to see the opposition and oppression of this understanding.

The amount of people who are conscious and aware of how things impact their lives is growing and it’s becoming harder to ignore the information and perceptions that are changing lives. One important person I advise you to do more research on is Dr.Sebi. Dr.Sebi is someone who has done extensive research on many things that involve our immune system and how our bodies work with natural and foreign substances. Through his own experience and deliverance of illness he was able to become a huge influence on society. Dr.Sebi has proved on numerous occasions that he has reversed and cured diseases that are currently said to be incurable. Diseases such as AIDS, Diabetes and Cancer. He was targeted and discredited because he’s not licensed and his products were not FDA approved. This puts into question where our priorities lie and whether or not organizations are really in our best interests. Dr.Sebi’s products were 100% natural and brought forth healing we would consider miracles. On August 6, 2016, while in custody for alleged money laundering, Dr. Sebi became severely ill with what was said to be Pneumonia. He passed in route to the hospital from holding. This is a man of 82 years who could drop to his knees and come right back up, it’s hard to believe he suddenly became deathly ill. Along with his passing, more than 50 holistic doctors died of questionable circumstances in the past year. Everything is moving so fast to the point where we can’t see clearly enough to keep up with it. We’ve become comfortable with distractions. We need to step back and reevaluate what’s actually going on right in front of us and how we are encouraging the progression of it. We can’t rely on the refocusing of entire systems to begin advocating for us, we have to advocate for ourselves. Being proactive in what we indulge in is very importantThere are plenty of resources we need to begin using to our advantage, specifically knowledge. I encourage you to take the time to do research on Holistic practice, Alkaline diet, Dr.Sebi, DNA/cell mutation, anatomy and anything else included in this blog to further expand and apply your own understanding.

Everyday is a day to be grateful for, especially today. Today you have the power to enforce change for the greater good of yourself and the world. Your dreams have the potential to be made into reality. Let go of all expectation and just gladly be and do today. Express your gratitude for as many things that you can. Be your own ripple in the wave of today. Let the light shine through your every move. Believe that you are capable of anything you put your mind to. Hold yourself accountable for the role you play in the lives of others. Genuinely take part in your life today. Take control of the time you have, make every second count. Do things out of the kindness of your heart and let it fill you with an abundance to continue to give what you have to offer. Show the world how powerful your existence is. You have a purpose, and it differs from everyone around you because of the personalized characteristics that make you who you are. You posses energy that you can transform and distribute how you’d like. Everything that you do contributes to the grand scheme of life. Eliminate the idea in your mind that makes you believe that you don’t impact the lives of others. Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage, be courageous today. Have the courage to do something you may have never done before, observe the change it creates in your life. Take a moment to breathe, and just be thankful. Instead of focusing energy on your problems, find refuge in your blessings and let it bring forth natural solutions. Reflect on the person you want to grow to be and understand the changes that have to be made in order to become that person. Today  is a day you will never get back, today is YOUR day. Love the life you live and that will lead you to a life you love. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life, which direction do you want to go?