The Most Powerful Thing You Can Be Right Now is PATIENT.

 

by John Stephenson of Aloha Mystics

In the past decade and a half, we have been conditioned to accept instant gratification as the norm. We no longer send letters or cards through the mail; we email. We no longer browse through bookstores; we order online, and we no longer share photo albums over coffee in our dens; we post way too many pictures on social media. Perhaps it’s time to develop a little more patience.

A passage from the book of James has been coming into my mind quite often, so perhaps it’s something to contemplate. It goes like this: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Many of us would like to go back to that simpler time, where the temptations of the world seemed manageable and our spiritual practice fit in neatly with our everyday life of family, friends and work. Now it seems that those activities are being controlled by a pandemic and depending on where we live, the response to that appearance can seem oppressive. We are frustrated that it all hasn’t gone away. What happened to instantaneous healing?

Well, let’s look at that.

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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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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!

How do you identify? As Ego or Soul?


#ProTip : Stop trying to figure out how to love yourself. You can’t. And start noticing and living out from the place inside that already IS Love. Find IT, feel IT.

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