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Being Powerful

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Dorothy Dandridge
Being powerful has nothing to do with muscle mass or the amount of money in your bank account, it’s the ability to face your greatest fears.
The outcome does not matter as much as the courage it takes to be true to yourself. True power comes in the moment when you are most vulnerable and continue to lay yourself bare. In that moment, you give your faith over to Something more. Being vulnerable allows for a deeper connection in life, love, and faith.

Change is Beautiful!

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“Facing fears is your work this time(lifetime). Doing this while healing is your challenge.

Pride and vanity are slippery slopes. Find a balance between give and take.

Your childhood is still very charged for you. Ask yourself what would you change, if given a do over. Write those things down.

I feel like you have been meditating and praying with a purpose/intent. They say that is too narrow, open up your scope and you’ll find the things you’ve been yearning for. (This could mean person, place, emotional state, or/and your next shift)

Those things you want to change even just a little, are the things you should focus on to accept…

This shift is a big one but nothing that you haven’t been through before on a different level.

All I got for now…

Btw you know your true purpose it hasn’t changed since conception.

Love you!”

The story behind the reading.

A friend of mine wanted a reading from me and I was reluctant to give her one. I felt off and a bit pressured. I just did not want to do it. Thoughts like she is an amazing and insightful intuitive, why ask me for a reading?! ( a giant red flag should have jumped up and down saying “Look at me, look at me!”). Needless to say I could not “see” or “feel” anything, it was like I was in a storm of feelings. I was angry, resentful, and sad. (All from a reading request? Really?! It’s what I do for a living!) After 2 or 3 days, I finally asked within for any message or guidance for my friend to come to light.

Above is a message I got for my friend. It flowed so easily and felt just “right” to me. When I passed it along, it did not fit as well. Then, she being the wise being that she is, told me that this message was for me.

My ego fired up at that moment in denial. Finally, I conceded. I felt the truth, that was when I KNEW she was absolutely correct.

Point of all this is
Sometimes, we need to be reminded to check within and tend to self before we can help others.
This shift for me has highly impacted my view on so many different levels! I am truly blessed to have friends and family that helped me see “More”.

Much JOI and LUV!

Give and Take Part I

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This is a poem written by a very wise and loving friend of mine Ameeta.
I hope you are as touched by this piece of writing as I am.
Much Love and Light!

Note to Readers:
1. If you would like to be taken off my mailing list please let me know and your wish shall be my command with immediate effect.
2. As you will see this poem raises a question but does not discuss answers, only inviting you to contemplate the question, if you so choose, and to
travel your own journey with it.
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Here’s a powerful question
that transformed
my life
ever since
it began
asking itself
inside me

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Not a new question
but still radical
always relevant
and profoundly revealing

Too simple for you?
look again
perhaps you might
tap its potential
this time

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of how you give
how much you give
when you give
why you give
and to whom you give?

This question inside
has been relentless
not permitting me
to rest on
a single rosy instance
when my answer
might be yes

For it is not interested
in yes
It is more concerned
with no
when the truth is no
even if
we find one no
for a hundred yesses

When this question
falls on fertile ground
it is seen to be
completely non-judgmental
driven by love
love of truth and freedom

For we are never
more empowered
or empowering
than when we are
in truth

So thanks to a courage
from grace beyond
when we can be honest enough
to come upon that no
and explore it
without fear
and with curiosity
the question opens us
to depths
unimaginable

What we see
with eyes thus opened
humbles us
and brings us to our knees

And yet the question
may stay
and keep asking itself
till mind opens
and heart explodes
and time and space
collapse
so that giving
is not other than receiving
and giver
is not other than receiver

And still the question
may stay
as a loving reminder
of our truth
transforming us
inside and out
one instance at a time.

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Ameeta
ameetak@gmail.com

Storm Clouds

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As a child, storm clouds were very intimidating. I remember my parents sending me to our basement during hurricane Gloria (Sept. 26-27 1985). Trees threatened to demolish our modest home. The sky was an unforgiving dark ominous gray. All color and vibrancy of fall leeched out leaving a sense of impending doom.

As the storm became focused on Long Island, it’s eye settled directly over us. It’s sight set on destroying our home with one of our own beautiful old maples. The men and women of our neighborhood left the safety of their homes to tie ropes around the tree and secured them to pickup trucks and worked as a team.

During the time everyone worked as a team, there was no longer the feel of impending doom but a sense of calmness and community.

When all the collateral damage of Gloria was said and done, the sun came out.

So, during your personal storm do not suffer alone, ask for help from God, family, and friends. No matter how bad it seems in the moment, the sun will shine again.

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Hunger, poverty, war, terrorism… Are a human complication. In which they need human intervention. Not just a governmental one. You can help be apart of the solution by just being considerate of others. Lending a helping hand and reframe from passing judgement can do more than you think. Giving others hope and strength that they can raise above what holds them down, is immensely powerful.

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The world we were meant to inhabit

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Peace be with you

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Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace by St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood as to understand,
not so much to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.

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Assisi, Italy