Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kick Fear In The Rear in 2014!


YOUR GREATEST GIFTS LIE BEYOND THE DOOR NAMED ‘FEAR’!

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  1. fear
    fɪə/
    noun
    1. 1.
      an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
      "I cowered in fear as bullets whizzed past"
      synonyms:terrorfright, fearfulness, horroralarmpanicagitationtrepidation,dread


    verb
    1. 1.
      be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or harmful

In our time, fear is the norm. Many people grow old, wither and die as very bitter and wounded souls because of a lifetime of disappointments and dreams that they let die a long time before. Many times, they are quite able to envision the life they wish to have and if asked why it was never achieved, they come up with all sorts of excuses as to why it was “impossible” or begin blaming others for keeping them from fulfilling their goals. What they often fail to say (or even realize) is that it was fear all along that was responsible for squashing their dreams. 

While there are, without a doubt, people in this world who simply do not have the means or resources to accomplish certain goals, they live in horrible places, face unimaginable situations on a daily basis and most end up ‘victims of circumstance’. At the same time, there are those who come from the exact conditions and even worse and rise up from the ashes to become true living examples and testimonies of faith, hope and determination. What could possibly be the difference between these people?

Most of the world has taught us to either directly or indirectly underestimate and fear our own power and divinity.
Clearance sale on fear? No thanks! I'll pass.
It’s sheer blasphemy ,to some, to call ourselves ‘Divine'.  If, then, we were “Made in the image and likeness of God” and “God in us all”, with God, of course, being Divine, doesn't that make us, human beings, Divine also?  If then, we are divine beings, what in the world could/should we possibly have to fear? So the difference must be that those people who made it out of adverse conditions became aware of their own power as spiritual beings, just living in a human shell.

To simplify this all, we lessen, minimize and shrink our own godliness (power, divinity) when we choose to live in fear. 

(I have learned that I am nowhere near my best and in fact, am weaker when I am in fear. Ever since I actively began connecting to this Higher Power through things like prayer, meditation, exercise, healthier eating, venturing into nature or maybe sitting by the beach for solitude, my fear of certain things diminished greatly and is not something I worry about anymore. God and The Universe has a way of working things out every time.)

We are taught to fear nearly everything in life! It’s absolutely absurd. Instead of focusing on what we want for our lives, we are taught to consciously and subconsciously dwell on all the things that we don’t; thus, we go into panic/worry-mode for most of our lives. When things are good, we’re doing just fine but in the back our minds, we do not truly welcome the  happiness because of the under-lying fear of something going wrong. The second something does go wrong, we say, “I knew it!” The time that was supposed to be enjoyable, was not fully experienced because of fear of being happy. As psychopathic as this sounds, I can vividly remember being told by my grandmother at a very young age that anytime you really get happy, like really, really happy, you ought to be careful and tone down the excitement before, like a bird, your wing gets ‘clipped’. What a sad, sad way to live in this whole planet of wonder and awe! This limiting belief, I have long since shed because I want to enjoy my time here to the fullest. 

Now, I know that this is a journey. Courage and faith do not come overnight. However, the things that I used to fear are almost non-existent these days, such as what people think of me, or not having enough money. I am in this life by myself, as myself. Why should the opinions of others be a bother? I am in a world of abundance, where The Father has promised that all that is His is also mine (ours), so why should I fear?  Even in the face of unpleasant situations and unfortunate outcomes, I move more now from a higher place, knowing that I will deal with it with the help of God, like everything else that I have dealt with in the past. 

Many people fear success. They fear the responsibility that comes along with it. They fear they won’t be able to keep up the pace. The pressure, the temptations. I have a book called, “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway” that teaches us that we must practice and learn to push past the fear. No elevation or resolve will come if you stay in your ‘comfort box’. Growth is scary and a bit uncomfortable but is meant to pry you out of your so-called shell and make you step into your greatness. What’s the worst that can happen? Even if the worst does happen, we have to ‘deal with it’ right? The fear of
success is a great one. People become enslaved by success. They become afraid of losing the things that success has afforded them. They become connected to things rather than to themselves and can’t bear the thought of losing them because they equate themselves with worldly/material possessions. 

A whole lot of folks fear the unknown. They let others persuade them negatively and can think up all sorts of stories that people have told them to shoot down their dreams. Despite what may have happened to Mr. Moore when he tried and failed at his landscaping company, you can never compare any one person to another. His lifestyle, thoughts, actions, vibrational energy, resources,
motivation, beliefs, etc are unique to Mr. Moore and Mr. Moore alone. In fact, what people may deem to be a failure on his part, he may in fact, see as a blessing. The world may never know.  I lost my job a few years back and of course, was very hurt in the beginning. After I began to get sick of feeling hurt, I started praying about it and looking on the ‘bright-side’ a lot more. Before long, I saw this job lost as a blessing rather than a curse. The advantages far out-weighed the disadvantages. Now, I had the time to not only seek a better career instead of just a job, focus on developing and nurturing my passions (like writing & self-improvement), spend more time with my family, learn something new, feel more appreciated as a human being, I finally got the vacation that I thought I so badly needed, was free of gossip and oppression and had the time to learn how to connect with my higher Self. Hell yea, financially we had a rough time, but thank God, He always provided!) Just as I had feared while I was working, what would happen should I lose the job, I did; and the world did not end. 

“Perfect love casteth out all fear.” God is this Perfect Love and so when you live in fear, you live doubting God.  Fear is an illusion of our minds . When we begin to live in Spirit, our fears subside. Without fear, we can be free. Faith and fear CANNOT reside in the same house, meaning they cannot live together in the same place. Just like love and hate cannot reside together. An Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once said that, “Faith is the bird that sings
when the dawn is still dark.” I absolutely love this analogy! It lets us know that amidst all the darkness, the light is indeed on its way!
Scrap metal junk.
We are all connected to this wonderful Intelligence system that works in perfect harmony. All of the things that we fear as bad, are a result of man’s fear and man’s ego.  In one of his books, my most favorite life teacher, Dr. Wayne Dyer, talks about a story he had once heard that totally changed his perception of God and of the Universe. In the story, you are to imagine a junkyard filled with millions of pieces of random junk. Vehicular, mechanical junk like metal scraps, nuts, bolts, cylinders, wires, glass shards, tires, seats, plastic bits, motors and anything else you can think of just haphazardly lying around. This was very easy for me to imagine because my mom and step-fathers yard looked similar seeing that my step-dad is a mechanic by profession. Like most mechanics I know, there’s always years worth of “projects” lying around the yard, all unfinished. 

Suddenly, Dyer says, there is a whirlwind that rips through the yard lifting everything in its way and whirling like a tornado. At once, everything comes to a complete stop. You look and all the scrap parts and debris are no longer debris. There in the middle of the yard, now sit’s a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, in perfect condition where there was just junk! Wouldn't that be amazing?
In my mind, I see a gigantic trailer head, like new in their backyard. This nearly brings me to tears because this exactly the way our universe came into existence and functions day in and day out. Quadrillions of “parts” so-to-speak, matter, all interacting and working in sync. In perfect harmony. No one can tell me there is no such thing as a ‘Higher Power’! No one can tell me that we are here accidentally. No one can tell me that I have anything to fear! My daughter is named Milani. In Hawaiian, her name means ’harmony’. I am so glad that her beautiful name also has a beautiful meaning behind it.  
Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet perfectly crafted out of scrap parts.


Sometimes in life we learn that we must let go. Sometimes we find that we've simply lost the passion for certain dreams. This is not a bad thing. “What no longer fits falls away”, I like to say. The key here is to NEVER STOP DREAMING! If we decide that we are no longer going to do something though, we must learn to let it go and keep it moving honey! No one deserves to live in regret all their lives because of the power you let fear take from you. Regret is a killer of life. People fear aging and death. When I was younger, I did too! I have now learned to love and embrace every stage of life. What if true life doesn't begin until we die from this one? No one knows beyond the grave precisely how things will be but I know what the Good Book has promised. Besides, with age, comes experience, wisdom, knowledge, respect (for most anyways). Certainly things that I seek each day, I don’t know about you! I've also come to realize that many people who oppress and belittle others are not as powerful as they would like for us to think or believe they are. They operate from a position of fear and powerlessness, thus, making them overcompensate to feel more powerful or better about themselves. They cleverly brainwash and deceive others into trusting them. Unlike God, man fails to see that fear and love are not equal. True love can never come from fear.

We must embrace this journey my darlings! Every hour of every day, there are countless opportunities to consciously realize your fears and  actively start eradicating them through faithful practice and effort. Start seeing yourself as a victor instead of a victim! A conquering lion! Replace those thoughts of doubt and worry with thoughts of blessings, abundance and happiness. After all, most of what we fear is all in our heads. The
funny thing about it is that the more we feel and focus on fear, the more circumstances will start popping up to bring us more of that feeling. What we focus on, expands. Let's expand happiness. Expand love. Expand peace and serenity. After all, our divinity is in no way based on how many bills we have, what limited resources or country we are from. It is based only on its undepletable Source and on our own willingness to realize and exercise its power.



Peace and love & A Happy New Year!!!


Monday, December 30, 2013

The Combat Boot: From The Trenches To The Streets!





The Combat Boot...
Black Standard Combat Boots

Unless you've been taking up residence on Mars for the past few decades, you would have noticed that this seems to be on of the most contagious trends in the world of fashion to date. No...seriously! Another hot celebrity seems to be stomping out every minute in this style. I must say, I like it!
Celebs out and about sporting army fashion.

 I was apparently oblivious to the whole 'Apocalypse Now' crew my whole life until last year, when my mom gave me a pair of army boots she'd had for quite some time and had no more need for them. There I was thinking, "And exactly HOW am I supposed to wear these???" It took me a few seconds before all of these images of punked-out, grunge type, rocker dudes popped into my head playing guitars like Sledge and flailing their heads back and forth. That was when it hit me!

They were perfect! 

perfect
adjective
ˈpəːfɪkt/
  1. 1.
    having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

Yup! That was the right word!

The Combat boot was designed for maximum wear during actual military training and warfare by soldiers. The main elements that were taken into consideration when they were designed were foot protection, durable and long-lasting quality, ankle stability and proper grip. Suitable for just about any terrain, especially rugged ones!

With The Hunger Games being so popular now, many young women consider the leading star of the trilogy, Katniss Everdeen, to be a very admirable fictional icon.

Sorry Crocs!
The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen prepared for war.
With her rugged lifestyle and hunting prowess, I think that it's safe to imagine these boots to be near and dear to her heart. Why, one would never make it in the woods OR in The Arena wearing Crocs! (No offense.)

Originally made of water-proof leather, making them virtually weather-proof, combat boots are meant to be worn! And worn and worn and worn.

Many people chose to wear them because of their durability and comfort. Some, as a symbol of rebellion against mainstream fashion 'norms' (which would be my main reason.). If you REALLY want to go in-depth, I would wear them for all of the above reasons, plus one. The  notion of an impending 'Doomsday' or some type of Zombie Apocalypse is sweeping across the Western World. (People on the other side don't have to play pretend.) The hit series, "Doomsday Preppers" is evidence of that and by the looks of things in our society, they may have serious grounds for believing it! (Relax! You'll be ready! Right?) The world is changing and we actually never know what can happen but I would guess that if we're all marching out in our Gideon Boots, mentally, we'll all be prepared to fight! Personally, my opinion is that the battle has begun a long time ago between good and evil. Now, it's all about picking a side.

Jamaican Rastafarian singer, songwriter, guitarist,
 Luciano, also known as "Jah Messenger", whose
message promotes consciousness and spirituality.
As we know, what we wear and how we look greatly determines our confidence level and can even do so much as put us into character. Who doesn't want to feel strong, brave, tough, fit, stern, powerful? All of the things that soldiers are trained to be and feel. One of my favourite Reggae/Culture artists happens to be Luciano (Jah Messenger). With his strong and positive lyrics, always promoting spiritual consciousness and love in a world of hate, his 'character' is that of a soldier; only, in The Army of The Lord. In a world polluted with dictators, oppressors, nay-sayers, haters, followers, evil-doers and cowards, I personally think this fashion statement KICKS ASS! 

 There is one teeny, little problem though...
It's the end of December now and it's STILL nearly one hundred degrees here in The Bahamas! What in Winter's name is going on? Not only that, females tend to lean more toward either the 'scantily-clad' fashion here or the 'follow-me' fashion. I can only recall seeing about two to three females in MY WHOLE LIFE donning military boots casually out in public! That's horrible and to me is either an indication that I should get out more, of mass conformity, country-wide metropolitan lifestyles, or simply put...
FEAR!"Fear of what?", you may ask. To which I will respond ever-so-gently -  Fear of looking absolutely ridiculous! As we here in The Bahamas like to call 'rig' up'! Here you are 'getting into character'. Walking across the street, you find a steady, rhythmic pace and feel like you rule the world! Just as you're about to enter that store and exert your "strong presence", a busload of people pass and they are all laughing. As you spin around to catch the joke too, you realize, to your horror, that they're all pointing and laughing at... you guessed it... YOU!

Of course this absolutely retarded scenario is ALL IN YOUR HEAD! Shake it out for goodness sake! Personally, I tend to be a bit self-conscious but have tried and true methods of shutting up the negative mental chatter and subconscious self-abuse. The thing is, most of the time, it's not our own opinion that matters. It's often the opinions of others. While some feedback is necessary, as long as we are raising and sharing our 'good feeling' vibrations and not harming anyone/thing, they don't matter at all. It's all about how you feel. Who cares what anybody else thinks right? So long as you feel (and look) awesome!

There is one thing though. Exactly how do you wear combat boots?

HOW TO WEAR COMBAT BOOTS:
The 'Don't let the dress fool you' look. She may be
wearing a skirt but she's ready to kick ass!


Classic grunge style. These chics are bad-ass and they're not afraid to show it!
Yea she's just oozing style right here head to toes!


Rock the right accessories and you will carry this look off to perfection!

Urban style. Little black dresses truly are a gals staple!
Modern Military. The leather and camouflage combo gives
this look a definite edge. 

Justin Timberlake casually rockin' the look. Yea JT, you can get away with it for sure!
So go ahead, get your damned boots and you wear them and you feel proud! You tell anyone who asks that they're in honour of all the troops who give their lives to save us! (Just once you sprinkle some Gold-Bond Medicated Foot Powder in them, you should be good to go!)

Take a peep at these kicks  that just have me going gaga right now!:

















Don't ya just love???






Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy 2014!


Seasons Greetings everyone! 


Okay...for those who follow or are new here, you will notice that there hasn't been much activity AT ALL this year or last on here. For that, I would like to apologize deeply. This was due, unfortunately, to quite a few circumstances that  were beyond my immediate control. Namely, not having a PC (or monitor to connect my laptop to). Having to type pages of content out AND include pictures and links is nearly impossible to do on a Symbian!


Thankfully though, I must say that this year has been great and despite a few disappointments, I've seen many things change right before my eyes. Right now, it's surreal to be able to type a post once again! For this, I am so grateful! I've been doing mad writing over the course of the year and have completely filled out the pages of about three exercise books, have gone though tons of pens and have even started doing Youtube videos when writing became to slow!  

The biggest thing that took place for me this year, aside from the many other blessings I've received though, is my learning and understanding of The Law of Attraction. For about eight years now, I've been an active fan and follower or Dr. Wayne Dyer. Back in 2005, I saw a telecast on PBS of his. The topic was "The Power of Intention". This was my first time hearing about anything to do with 'deliberately living' instead of just having life just 'happen to you'. It was very fascinating to say the least! It's been years of me reading his books, finding other like-minded individuals who imparted wisdom and knowledge (such as Melody Fletcher & Tony Robbins), finding and living my own truth and making small changes to the way I use my God-given powers and abilities. (More about this in another post). I've realized that mentally, spiritually, physically as well as emotionally, I have indeed come a long way!  Sometimes, that's what is needed...Faith and time!

SOOOoooo... with THAT being said, I wish to thank everyone who is a part of this great journey and welcome myself back! Thank you for being here. I do hope that 2014 will be even more SPECTACULAR for us all!

Be blessed and stay encouraged! More to come soon!


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