According to some brief googling… the word grace is mentioned 170 times in the KJV of the Holy Bible. 170 reminders of what I need to exude in the 1,440 minutes of each day. If I got nothing else out of 2017, I was reminded that the Lord has extended a great deal of grace to me. I am also to extend that grace to others. The strongest acts of love and grace are to extend it to those who need it most.
2017 taught me A LOT. 🙂
My final sister feature is Jai Pierre Raven. “How did God grow you in 2017?”
Mentally: God grew my mind with not only vision but the focus and stillness to listen and hear the divine messages to guide me as I walk in my purpose. I started offering meditation classes at my studio last year and while I was guiding my sisters in this practice on Saturday mornings, it became a process for me to be more intentional about my own meditations. Now, when I ‘hear’ the message, I do not second guess, I accept it and move forward trusting the process. At times, it can be scary but gratitude pushes me through to not be afraid to claim the blessings that are in store. Affirmation: My thoughts are divine and I will cancel the negative and accept the positive as my sacred compass.
Physically: My body went through some changes last year to say the least. I gained some weight and went up some bra sizes, lol. And then several months into the year, I lost some weight. I came to realize, just as I have a new God-given mind, I have a new God-given body. I found myself frustrated in the beginning of this transformation. Then, I had to self-check and accept I am one and all connected mind, body and spirit. This means as my mind changes so will my body and my spirit. I begin to appreciate my expanding curves and celebrated with a trip to Victoria Secret. It also made me more intentional with exercise and diet. I wanted to honor my new and beautiful body just the way I am. Affirmation: I am a beautiful vessel and I will take very good care of my body in all shapes and sizes.
Spiritually: Without a doubt, hosting my first Self-Love Retreat grew me spiritually. From seeing the vision, planning and creating a space for my Tribe to bond and support each other, each endeavor was one that was spirit-lead. Trusting the divine messages as I made decisions fortunately came with ease. The challenges arose when I had to make decisions that may have disappointed some people. I lean on the words of Oprah who said ‘You cannot live a brave life without disappointing some people’. The Retreat was the most beautiful and soul lifting experience I have ever had in my life. I am honored God chose me to nurture this movement. I feel so blessed to have my Husband support my every move and my Tribe by my side doing their amazing work. I am forever grateful for the Sisters who attended the Retreat and allowed spirit to move through them that weekend. I will never be the same. Affirmation: I am divine being creating sacred spaces and I will nurture and protect those spaces.
Love and Light,