Learning to forgive others that have hurt us is one of the hardest things to do. But holding onto resentment is a much heavier burden. We don’t only free the people and situations that have hurt us by forgiving them. We free ourselves as well. And why would we want to remain captive to anything or anyone that has done us harm? Once we forgive them, we must forgive ourselves. Because no one can hurt or offend us without our permission. Forgiveness is one of those things that we get better at over time. It’s never easy but each time, we have the opportunity to do it with more grace and more love. You don’t need an apology to forgive someone. Whether they are sorry or not, Forgive them and free yourself. The truth is, they were only working with the highest level of awareness and consciousness available to them at the time. #Namaste -The light within me honors the light within you.
#OnSet #BehindTheScenes with @hotmiamistyles They are having a 15% off Labor Day Sale right now. Woo hoo! Lol Try not to break the “add to cart” button haha I always add too much and have to do a process of elimination because I got too out of hand lol
"We can either be a host to the Universe. Or a hostage to our ego." —- Wayne Dyre. I just finished watching this awesome video on YouTube called #WishesFulfilled by #WayneDyre I highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a deeper understanding of their higher self, and release the ego. Another amazing documentary is #TheMosesCode We can never pretend to know everything. That’s the very moment we know nothing at all. So I’m constantly seeking the truth in myself and in the Universe, in an effort to continuously evolve. Thought I’d share these with you guys xoxo
Someone said this to me in deep conversation and if finally made sense. We desire a multitude of things, and then become perplexed when things don’t manifest the way we “want” them to. But like attracts like, and we can only attract that which is within us. Attempting to attract things into our lives that are outside of us is exhausting and promises defeat. However, if we become the very thing we desire, it will come to us as though it were summoned by itself, returning to itself. This is why the “rich get richer” and the “lucky attract more luck”. They ARE because they ALREADY ARE. Everything we desire is within us. If you want love, BE love. If you want wealth, see the abundance that exists all around you. If you want peace, BE peace. We can’t say we want these things, whilst harboring uncertainty, aggression, and lack within us. They conflict. We have to BE that which we desire. It is the only way to draw these things to us. I’m working on this every day. And I might not always get it right, but when I do, the power of manifestation is an alluring thing to witness. And I’m at peace knowing that everything I desire is simply a matter of becoming it.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
#INVICTUS #InconquerableSoul #NeverBroken #RaveOn
#OOTD dress and shoes by @hotmiamistyles hair by @hautehaircouture
Another #BootyBooster !!! And I had to tie my hair up because it kept slapping me in the face! Thanks @hautehaircouture ! haha Seriously tho, this helps to build your glutes. I do 3 sets of 25 in between squats and other glute workouts that I’ll post later on this week. Be careful not to allow your knees to go over your toes and try to stay on your heels as much as possible. But land lightly ;) #TurnDownForWhat ! Can never get enough of this version of this song.
What the fxck is a wish list? You want it. You do it. You get it! Self pity is the enemy of success. Get over yourself, your fears, and your perceived limitations. You are in control of your life. Nobody and nothing is standing in between you and what your heart truly wants. If you don’t get what your heart longs for, you only have yourself to blame. As long as there is air in your lungs, there’s another opportunity to get it right. Stop wishing. And start doing something about it!
"Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle." As an artist and an entertainer, I have to constantly remind myself that this story is mine and nobody else’s. Michael Jackson started his career at the age of 6 and Sia at the age of 36. Beyonce as a singer, and Neyo as a writer. Jamie Foxx started as a comedian before he released his first album. And they all arrived successfully and inevitably. The point is, my story is my own. And so is yours. I’m doing things my way, which is the best and the only way to do it. But the underlying factor is I’m DOING it. Stay encouraged. And never compare yourself to the next person. Just continue to give of yourself and of your gifts, with pure love for your craft. And before you know it, you’ll be right where you’re meant to be. The truth is, you already are. Tomorrow is RIGHT NOW. #Be #Present #LoveToday #EmbraceTheMoment
#OOTD My favorite #JustIn by @hotmiamistyles from our shoot in Miami. Purple is my favorite color and I live for a little tummy showing so you already know! haha Hair styled by @styledbycerina Hair by @hautehaircouture
"I can only hope to become half the woman my dog thinks I am."
So I didn’t know it was #NationalDogDay !!! Shoutout to my BFF / pain in the butt / ride or die / best dog ever…Cedes! lol I love her so much. She’s feisty and happy and hyper just like me. And you gotta love her for keeping it real all the time. She’s been in my life for 7 years now and I’m so grateful for her little big spirit. The first 2 pics are when I first got her as a puppy (she was brown and cream). And then her coat turned completely white. Blessed to have her in my life to take long walks in the park with. And to come home to every day, jumping up and down all happy like I’m the best person in the whole wide world! She possesses the purest and most unconditional love there is. We can all learn from the constant, unconditional love and affection of a loyal canine / best friend. And if you don’t like dogs…I’m blocking you! Haha jk no seriously HA!