"I never saw beauty staring back at me."- On Loving My Hair and the Catalyst to Change

 

by Tammy of TheHitchConcept


When I started my hair journey almost 20 years ago (not a typo! – it’s really been that long), I stepped all the way into it. I wanted to know everything there was to know. It was as if I was playing catch up after years of not being kind to my hair, not being aware of the beauty that was my hair. It was long overdue. What I discovered during the process was that it really wasn’t about my hair. I mean it was…but not really. I learned some hard truths starting with the fact that not only did I not like my hair, but I didn’t like ME. It was the first step to the healing that I had no idea I needed. 

I was never my biggest fan. I never saw beauty staring back at me when I looked in the mirror but saying it out loud and admitting it to myself hit different. 

This Walking Meditation will Change Your Life! -- 'A Few Minutes to Be Light and Free' w/ Mooji


Hey Love!

I've talked about this video, and shared this practice in SO many of my #ReadWithLove meditations. It's powerful. It's simple. You should try it, now! He says it's for folks that have a difficult time with 'traditional' meditations, and for people who are full of strong emotions and negative thoughts.  

He says, "...you cannot be like this (hands in prayer pose, head gently bowed) and have negative thoughts, it doesn't work. Something is a stranger here, and it's not this." POWER. Let me know if you try it and how you feel, in the comments!

Love, 
Nik

The Path to Enlightenment- From Person to Presence with Mooji

In this short but powerful clip to get your day started, Mooji walks us through the shift from person, to Presence. From identifying as just the person, to awareness of and identity as ISness.    

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“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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