“Light that Feels like Love...”


by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

Mondays are the happening thing with Nikki Walton in her meditation/book club Zoom group at 6:30pm. However, what I love the most about this group is that you can alway catch the replays if you are unable to attend the live recording. In order to enjoy some of this heat, you have to join her mailing list. GET YOUR LIFE and click ​here​ for all of the G(o)odness. 

How I Stood my Ground... This Week and Beyond!



by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

I like to take a very rounded approach to life; but this did not come easily. I used to think and believe that in order for me to be a spiritual person, I had to be extremely pious, “set-apart”, sullen and you can add whatever adjective you think is necessary for consider yourself as someone who is given to the things of God. After much growth, and many trials, and lessons, I learned that I can be exactly who I am authentically and still be a lover of things pertaining to the soul. With that said, please know that this place I am in right now in my life is not maintained by only my pretty looks (I am very beautiful just in case you didn't know!); but by a series of consistent efforts on a regular basis.

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"Because you DESERVE to, that’s why!"



by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

I’m calling all of my fellow Black women into the auditorium for a quick announcement with my bullhorn in my hand. I am going to say this once and for all: “Black Women it is okay to LUXURIATE”! Yes you read that correctly. I do not know about you; but, growing up in the Caribbean/traditional church community I grew up in, it was not common to see women enjoying- without guilt- the finer things in life. There was a lot of “hmm, that would be nice; but, we cannot afford it.” Or, the ever so and still very present, “Oh I can do it myself.” Even worse if a Black woman took too much care of herself, she would be labeled as “siddity” or “bougie” or in some cases “acting white”. Unfortunately this narrative continues to move throughout some conversations that happen in our society today.

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Metahuman and Other Books I'm Reading This Week!


I thought it'd be dope to screenshot my kindle library for my fellow bookworms :) It's after the jump. Enjoy!

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."

Image Source @ IG

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." -Chinese Proverb


Happy Friyayyy, chica!

I'm messaging you today because no matter if you're a Stay-at-Home Mom, or a CEO, or both (!!!), you're feeling the joy of Friday. So I'm just popping in to remind you that this relief you're experiencing, this subtly joyful anticipation for the relaxation ahead... it was present on Tuesday, too. It was 'here' on Monday. This peace... this happiness is always, ALWAYS available to you. But you only allow yourself to feel it on the weekend, on payday, on vacay, during that first sip of coffee or wine at the airport! But here's the thing-- those events and things aren't causing the joy. The joy is NOW, here, always. Grace is here, NOW. RELAX.

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Having a Rough Day? Try This.


source IG @spiritualthoughts

Leave a ❤️in the comments if you’re thankful for the small (in my case!) things!

Stay aware of inner Love for the rest of the night! It’s ever-present, and always accessible, even when anger, fear, or anxiety have come to visit. Your job as Consciousness isn’t to stop the ‘negative’ feels, or change them into ‘positive’ ones, but to introduce even 1% of this divine, inherent Love into every situation.

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You Don't Have to Feel Good... You Just Have to Feel God.


In ‘09, I was all about ‘The Secret’... positive thinking... the law of attraction. My limited understanding led me to believe that human excitement and happiness would ‘attract’ the stuff I wanted, and so I set out on the impossible mission of staying in a super elevated mood. I’d be good for a couple of days, and then frustration, anger, or stress would come to visit and I’d feel even worse, because I was mad at myself for being mad 😂 Insanity.

10 years later, after hundreds of books and countless hours of daily meditation, I came to view both human excitement and human sadness as deviations... distractions from a truer experience. Beneath the thoughts, and familiar ‘good’ and ‘bad’ emotions is a subtle vibration of peaceful-joy. It’s been called your ‘home vibration’ or the way your soul expresses in your body. It’s a God feeling that transcends even your best good feeling. It’s a flow, a glow, a warmth, an unconditional, uncaused loving silence.

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There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You And Your Partner Every Day!


With all the thinking go on, what chance does our heart have to breathe, feel, and experience life, no less make contact with our significant others? The crowded mind makes for an overcrowded heart with little room for ourselves and less room for anyone else.

By Bruce Davis, Ph.D. of Silent Stay

I recently read online that each day the average person has about 50,000 thoughts. Some researchers put that number at 70,000 thoughts per day. Is it any wonder with this amount of inner traffic we lose touch with our self? Is it any surprise that with over 100,000 thoughts between us and our partner each day, we have difficulty finding and making contact with each other?

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10 Self-Affirmations To Start Your Day On The Right Foot

IG @minoire_models : Angelica 

via xonecole.com by Char J. Patterson

How you start your day can very well determine how it will go and even how it will end.

Kicking off your morning with self-affirmations can be a major game changer for your entire day. It can up that confidence and help you accomplish so much more because you'll feel the strength to do it. I know I've had so many mornings when I just wake up in a funk, and that messes up my attitude for an entire day.

The moment you start feeling like life is a blessing, it starts BEING one.

source: IG

‘A change in feeling is a change in destiny.’- Neville Goddard

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When Nothing is Sure, Everything Is Possible

quote source and image: Instagram

“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. The Roman philosopher Tacitus rightly observed that 'the desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.' If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into aliveness, alertness and creativity.” - Eckhart Tolle

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Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer?


No matter what’s going on in the foreground of your life, stop, breathe, and feel into the silent Love that’s always, already in the background. This is not flowery language... this isn’t something to visualize, or imagine... this is a real, felt-experience you’re overlooking in every eternal-instant. When you’re remembering IT, feeling IT, your life becomes an extension of IT, and everyone in the room... in the world, benefits! #BeHerNow

Love,
Nik

p.s. you don’t have to shift from ‘mad af’ straight into ‘excitement’. You don’t have to grin, or ‘fake it til you make it.’ You only have to feel a tiny bit of the Peace that you are... just a sliver, just a piece of Peace. Noticing the Love, the Peace, the Go(o)d that is present alongside the inner and outer drama... that IS ‘surrender’, the ‘let go’, the ‘acceptance’ that creates just enough space in you for the miracle to happen. Let IT

"As Soon As You Let Go, the Path Reveals Itself."

source: @1.spiritual 

‘Letting go’ isn’t some vague, mystical, or esoteric practice. Just relax, ma! You’re usually all knotted up inside, and don’t know it. ‘Letting go’ is shifting out of the energy of ‘problems’, and ‘confusion’, and into the energy of ‘solutions’, and ‘clarity’. Surrender has the vibe of ‘vacation’, ‘love’, and ‘Saturday morning’. Get it?

Simply scan your body for this unconscious tension and then allow it to release. Breathe... melt... SMILE. When you consciously relax the body, it automatically, and effortlessly relaxes the mind. And when the mind is relaxed, you feel Go(o)d. Keep letting go, stay surrendering, and watch what happens!

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The Power of 'Already'


Challenge: For the next hour (see?! baby steps... set your phone alarm), I want you on guard, ready to catch and dismiss every imposter thought that says ‘when is ______ gonna happen for me?’ or ‘where is my _____ I’ve been wanting, needing, and praying for?’, or any thought that pops into your awareness that suggests you’re not there yet, you aren’t HER yet, or it’s not yours yet.

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Meditate and Chill with Nikki: St. Louis, MO (Dec 2)


"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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The Gift of Silence

Can you hear this picture? Listen...

by Dr. Bruce Davis of SilentStay.com via HuffingtonPost

In silence we can hear our own thoughts. Perhaps more beautiful we can hear the world without the crowded stream of our thoughts. Visiting silence can be an adventure, a pilgrimage, a life changing journey into peace and quiet. We can be quite busy and loud in our attempts to make a more peaceful world. Maybe the peace we seek is not so complicated. Maybe the quiet we want can begin with turning down the noise we routinely live with. Real peace and quiet can be no further then spending some time in silence.

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You Hold the Power to Heal and Be Healed

Today, there’s only one choice that matters. You have to stay conscious enough to choose your ‘go(o)d vibe’ over your ‘shook vibe’, regardless of circumstances.

Confessions from my 4-Day Silent Meditation Retreat (and why you should book one, too!)


"A retreat is a time to come home inside yourself, where the mind stops and silence of the heart begins." - Ruth Davis

What Meditation Is

Real Self-Care. #BHN


Are you ready to commit to your self? Real self-care, real self-love, real self-confidence, real SELF connection? Commit, stay focused, mind yours. ❤️

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