HeArtfirmation|8.13.14

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Speaking those things… ❤

 

xoxo & Freedom | Alysia

 

 

Wholistic Vision Board|06.29.14

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I finally finished my Wholistic Vision Board. I can’t wait to create a few more!! I couldn’t fit everything on this one of course! lol  ❤ ❤

 

Vision boards are a great way to meditate on what’s true. Images translate what 1000 words can’t. Though I chose to use positive affirmations, precepts, and happy stuff I wanted to include more images than words. I am an advocate of these!!

 

xoxo | Alysia

Submerged in Harmony| The Light. 6.18.14. AD

 

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Below is a diary entry from 2012. I decided to share because the manifestation of the dream Yahweh gave me is coming to pass in this period of my souls journey. Back then was the beginning of my inner-healing journey. Since 2012 I can’t tell you how many tears, pain, doubt, struggle, fear, betrayal, laughter, smiles, kisses, hugs, encouragement & pure bliss has come to me…and this continues. I need all of these experiences, so I embrace them fully. I am a healing-healer. When I had this dream I had no clue this would actualize in my life. All I knew is how real what I saw and felt was. So much has happened that has tempted me to doubt what I was shown.  Today I’m fully submerged, and enjoying this fear-less wonder as I surrender. Water has always had a way of healing me. I’ve been known to take extremely long baths, and I love to swim. lol Water has always had a way of calming me, and oddly I feel very safe in it. I hope that each of you can get a glimpse of what it means to be truly free, fully overtaken by your pursuit of wholeness. It is your birthright. It takes confidence in The Most High and Self to submerge into the harmonious and healthy waters. Harmony means “off-notes” will be involved. It’s ok… “play with your own squishy.” (in the words of Andre 3000) lol And I say allow those things that make no sense become your new normal.  Above all I hope you will be inspired and enlightened.

 

xoxo & Wholeness| Alysia

Submerged

January 23, 2012 at 11:21pm

Earlier this evening I had a dream. I dreamed I was deep in the ocean under the water looking up and I saw the light of the sun gleaming through the crystal blue. For once in my life I didn’t care who was around me. Who was enjoying. Who was pleased, or who saw that light but me. I didn’t care who felt that freedom from the water making me feel weightless but me. I stared at that beam from the sun from under that deep water for about 3 min. I was amazed at how free I was; as it seemed the water enjoyed me. It embraced me. It helped me see clear. I was submerged in something that I enjoy most. Water. I love the ocean. I love to swim. I didn’t rush it and it didn’t rush me. The way the sun shined almost purposefully right above me was surreal. I wasn’t afraid either. I was deep in and had no fear.

 

I made a very challenging decision earlier today. Before I had this dream. I didn’t care if anyone approved, I wasn’t looking for validation for what I felt was right for me for one of the few times in my life. It’s a process that I’m in. This change is life-altering for me. When I woke up from the dream I felt so refreshed and carefree and relaxed, but yet energetic and rejuvenated at the same time.

 

 

I interpret my dream to mean that when I submerge myself into healing relentlessly that’s the place where I find my serenity. Water purges. When I purge my space spiritually, physically and mentally and immerse ME in the new waters, I thrive, I float, I dance. It’s deep and I may look around and see no one, but I am so occupied with this new found freedom, and peace and beauty that it hasn’t hit me nor have I stopped to even looked around. Reality is it’s not necessary to. My path is one that only I can travel. I never ran out of breath under the ocean. I didn’t panic. The wide ocean space was not a concern (and I normally have a fear of wide open spaces). When I see that the waters are so deep that I am light, and carefree and I see light above me; which represents my heavenly father, I know I’m in the right place.

 

 

FEEL. |Connecting with My Inner Ambience

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I thought I’d design with much passion, color, and PoP since the winter always gifts me with feelings of power and inspiration unlike any other time of the year, and I wish that these were the only things the winter brings for me since I am a winter soul, but this time of the year also brings out some deep unpleasantness, some unease, some sadness, due to shedding old spiritual skin. It makes perfect sense, given that the wisdom from our ancestors teach that winter is time of inner reflection, connecting with our truest state of being,  and letting go of what no longer serves us.

In my view  we don’t live in the most emotionally healthy, or supportive society here in the western world, and so because of this revelation first from The Most High, and confirmation from resources that I am blessed to have come across I’ve found this newfound journey to getting in touch with my true feeling very exhausting, and I now see how much I have detached myself from them in winters past because subconsciously I just didn’t feel like doing the work of recognizing, truly feeling, and accepting them. Closing doors, and changing light bulbs spiritually is WORK. It is easier to act like a robot, and just walk around pretending to be unaffected by things (both pleasant and unpleasant).  I now know it’s ok to feel what I feel, to be intuitive, and to accept my imperfect, complex self COMPLETELY. It is ok to detach from what doesn’t serve me, and thus doesn’t assist me in serving. Saying no to some things, which frees me to say yes to what’s best. This means shifting, shifting, and more shifting. Life won’t be easy, and it won’t be familiar. I’ve never done this before so I am going to make mistakes, and I’m going to lose, and I’m going to gain.  I want to remain true to who I am and move forward creating a better world for my spirit to be free as God intended.  After all nothing is hidden, we just think we can hide. Society has taught us to try and hide, because it’s “easier” for us to assimilate that way and not “bother” one another, and keep to “business” at hand. The only business I have is being in tune with myself and my Creator.

I know I’ve done myself a great disservice by not trusting my own inner nudges when things didn’t feel right for me, and  I have often waited for some additional reason to be happy than just being happy and doing what brings me pure bliss & joy.  In the name of “waiting on God to show me” I’ve waited in vain. I no longer hold myself hostage in a shame and fear based belief system thinking I’m doing God a favor, by giving into my own fears and insecurities. I still deal with abandonment issues, and I know this is the root of this tree. It has taken 31 years to grow so I have lots of work to do but I am committed to myself. Even if I am wrong, I can ask for forgiveness. God is the same today, yesterday and forever. He never intended for me to ignore and neglect myself. If nothing else I’m clear that it is for my mental, physical and spiritual health to FEEL. This is what my God-given senses were created to do. I have a right to own what I feel. No more self guilt trips for feeling, whether that’s bliss or the depression. God lights my path, and when I fall He is always there to pick me back up not to sit me in a far-off place and judge me but to hold me, dust me off, reveal to me another lesson to share, and reassure me of the depths of divine love. I am connecting with my inner ambience because I am FREE to be ME. 💝

xoxo| Wishing you Self-Acceptance & Patience

 Alysia.

This Little Light of Mine|Cadence.

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Experiencing this gift from God brings me to tears. My nephew is one-years old and he is so amazing. He’s very independent, and he loves crackers. lol He likes doing things with his hands, he loves playing the drums, and he loves outdoors. It seems as though when my sister gave birth something supernatural happened inside me. I felt overwhelmingly charged with the highest sense of duty, love, and  a the strongest urge to fulfill my purpose than ever before. Cadence’s birth gave me a chance to experience something I never have before. I got to feel the highest, and most positive energy possible on this earthly plane, and that is new life. Though I wasn’t present at his birth, somehow I still felt all the divinity and vibrancy that comes with the birth of  a soul. Words cannot explain, and I’m tearing up as I type this. Life is sacred.

Sharing a piece of my heart and soul…. He is my only nephew. I love him with everything that I am.

Auntie loves you Chunky!!!

Giving My True Self A Chance | Self Love 101

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I’ve sought love, peace and acceptance everywhere. I consistently found myself on winding roads, and in ditches, even in some head on collisions; of which, some were nearly fatal, BUT as always, God stepped in, destiny stepped in, and here I am today.

I remember studying people, to see what I could do to mimic them, in hopes that this would finally deliver me from the soul aches, and starvation I was experiencing. In hopes that they would “like” me, and I would finally find some sense of true belonging. After attempting this several times, in several relationships in my life I found myself triple-minded (This is a personal term of mines (lol) meaning I was confused, and didn’t know my beginning from my end. It felt as though each time this occurred, one thing was consistent- and that was I disliked myself a bit more than the last time, I judged myself a bit harder, and I was devastated more, as if I had not been down that winding road before. I had analyzed each circumstance to be completely separate and unrelated, until I woke up. I then recognized how each fall had the same underlying “slip”, if that makes sense. I recall an African Proverb that says ‘Don’t look where you fell, look where you slipped.” Each time, without fail when God was trying to give me solitude, and an opportunity for self-discovery, and healing it seemed that on the other hand there was opportunity for a new relationship platonically, or romantically. Out of my fears, and trying get quick fixes, you already know which option I chose each and every time.

I believe I had to go through those things, even in my free will for my soul to learn that health of my life depends on being single minded, and settling into ME. Once I planted myself, and decided to accept me I began to take root. I knew I had taken root, because things that would have traditionally moved me, maybe made me sway, but I remained. Over time I began to like this feeling of being Alysia. Being focused, and doing the hard work of self-discovery, and self-acceptance. In the beginning of this phase I remember literally asking God to send me butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and all. I wish I still had the Facebook post so I could show you proof. (LOL)  Of course this was my metaphoric imagination speaking to God. I knew I need to be pollenated correctly, I knew I needed a new life. As I matured and began to blossom, it seems as though everything came to me. My bees, my water, my ladybug friends, everything. I learned if nothing else that when you are still in yourself, and you trust who you are created to be, everything falls into place. You don’t have to chase, you don’t have to beg or plea. Ever seen a flower move? 🙂

Since I’ve been through so much in my short time here, it takes everything in me to stay still. Not physically, but sustaining a posture of psycho-spiritual rest. Some days it takes things that I don’t possess. I have learned to seek out what I don’t have that will keep me where I need to be.   Today, I choose me because God chose to manifest me in this time, space, and place for a divine purpose. A purpose that no other soul can fulfill. I have the courage to tell you, please give yourself a chance if you’ve been running from YOU. Nothing else can help you sleep at night. Stillness causes you to see things you have never seen before. Even on a “regular” day, nothing looks the same twice. It’s beautiful, it’s scary, it’s liberating, it’s painful, soul wrenching, yet soul quenching. The love you will begin to FEEL won’t compare to any other relationship. I’m married, and happily for 3 years and I can say I still choose ME. I hope this encourages you.

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Discussion: “What Is Peace”| 5.23.13.☕

innerHello love bugs, I’ve missed you so much!! The blog is still on Spring Break, but anyone who knows me knows breaks aren’t my strong point. *shrugs* Since there won’t be regular posting on the blog until June 21st, I thought it would be a perfect time to do some Blog Talk Radio segments. I’m challenging myself to be more open about my journey, and this is a great place to start.

 

I invite you to join me on 5.23.13. @ 6:30 PM ET, for my second segment of the year on Blog Talk Radio. To listen in dial (646) 929-0060. This discussion is entitled “What Is Peace?” As a brown girl on my journey of overcoming codependency, low self-esteem and depression I’ve gotten to place where I’ve discovered my inner peace. I would like to share with you what that is for me. Some people don’t know where to begin, so this segment will offer tips, encouragement, and the both the ups and downs one may experience while breaking free from codependency, and finding peace from my perspective.

I hope you choose to join me!

Don’t forget in the midst of the hiatus we can still connect on twitter!

xoxo

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⚘ ♡Pastels & God’s Goodness♡ ⚘

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a fun-filled and peaceful weekend! Mines was amazing! I got to spend time with my family! They keep me laughing and smiling. I love my family so much! Sorry if I’m doing a lot, but my family is just like everyone else’s. We aren’t perfect, and we don’t always agree, but we do love and that’s enough for me! 🙂

This polyvore set was inspired by my love for pastels of course. 🙂blessings I was reflecting upon blessings, and it came to me how I’ve never had just one blessing and it only blessed one area of my life. For instance, my husband, he has blessed so many areas of my life outside of my need for companionship, so when God had Him in the works for me He was thinking further ahead and around than I was. God is always mindful of us way more than we are mindful of ourselves and for this I am grateful. His thoughts are truly NOT our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8) It’s so hard to count my blessings because I have so many and even the ones I can name there are blessings inside those blessings. Well, before I go on and on I would like to share with you some of my favorite meditations on GOD’s goodness.  I hope you can see that no matter what we face in this world that God is still good and His plans are perfect! I want to encourage you to dwell on your blessings. Start your day with expectation and hope! You never know what you might get!

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Nahum 1:7

Adonai is good, a stronghold in time of trouble; he takes care of those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.

Psalm 86:5

Adonai, you are kind and forgiving, full of grace toward all who call on you.

Psalm 145:15-19

15 The eyes of all are looking to you; you give them their food at the right time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 Adonai is righteous in all his ways, full of grace in all he does. 18 Adonai is close to all who call on him, to all who sincerely call on him. 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 145:9

Adonai is good to all; his compassion rests on all his creatures.

Exodus 34:6

Adonai passed before him and proclaimed: [Adonai] is God, merciful and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in grace and truth;

Acts 14:17

17 Yet He did not neglect to leave some witness of Himself, for He did you good and [showed you] kindness and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with nourishment and happiness.

Promises.☀

Beautiful Rising!

I thought I’d post some promises of GOD for my readers. I’m always bombarded with warnings, and “bad news” as I research how the world is changing and seeing the signs of the times. Warnings are great, and the truth is some things have to happen as prophecy unfolds. I think it’s always good and necessary to balance that out with the “Good News”. The beauty is we still have time a period of grace to align our hearts and minds for trials and even escape them, as the Word promises. These passages help me remain hopeful instead of worrying myself to oblivion. The bible does say that in these times many people’s hearts will fail them because of fear of what is to come. I don’t want my heart to fail me! I don’t want your heart to be troubled or fail you either so I thought I’d share hope, and encourage dwelling on things that are praise-worthy. The most praise-worthy fact is that we already have the victory through Yeshuah! After all why worry, when we can just prepare, and uplift one another! I hope this refreshes your spirit and soul and encourages you to keep your mind on things above and not mundane, petty things. We war against spirit not flesh and blood. I have to be reminded of this daily!

I plan to share more, and feel free to print this for your own use and even share it with your friends and family. What are some biblical precepts you meditate on to keep up hope and faith in these times of many testings and trials? Please share! Iron sharpens Iron!

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Meditation. Unity. Light-bearers. ❤

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We have plenty. An idea is something to give, a hug, a helping hand, an ear to just stop and listen, even an inspiring and timely word.

If I have one loaf of bread and I share with you, we can put our brains together and figure out how to get another one. We are both blessed. From this we can teach others a valuable lesson in sharing.

Yahweh is not slack. Promises are truly promises.

Decree love. Out of pure meditations springs forth pure words. Let’s meditate on things we know to be true and lovely. Rendering assumptions life-less.

Let’s try to make an effort to seek opportunities to help without fearing that we will lack as a result.

I thought I’d share one of my meditations for this week with you. What are your favorite meditation passages and what ways do you  carry them out on your everyday journey? Iron sharpens! Comment below!