Love is in the Air


by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.co​m

Love is in the Air...

“Read with Love”,​ is BACK and is live. Nikki took a break from snatching off our edges every week with her diamond cut words. I can’t lie, I missed it. I missed her words. I missed the atmosphere that was created on ​Mondays at 6:30pm via Zoom.​ However, homegirl HAS to take care of herself first so she can continue to share with others. She was giving us lessons even by taking time off. Silence is the biggest part of the practice.

So I am going to jump right in with a very brief summarization of the 9/14/2020 group. I say “brief” because as you know I can go past 1000 words in regards to what is imparted. Furthermore, I feel like “group” is a moment that needs to be experienced! You can continue to take my word for it though; I’m cool with that, lol!

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by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

I know, I know; but see with me on this one... because SIS has a testimony. I'm gonna tell it!!! Insert *tambourines, foot stomping, and hand clapping* right here. But first:

So as you know we are rocking and rolling in Nikki’s Meditation group and Book club. I can’t believe it as we are almost finished with this ​current book​ and there is a chance Nikki might introduce another book into the group. At this point, any book she picks will be awesome; but, I am really hoping it is something by ​Wayne Dyer​ cause he is my jam too.

I really do not care if I sound like a broken record in saying, “If you have not decided to ​join in you are missing out.” If I said it once, I’ve said it a million times and I mean it even more, get yo’self in the group on Mondays. Even if you can not join every week (because yes life happens) at least give it a try 3 Mondays a month LOL! 

“Feel, Feel, and Feel Some More”: Book Club Review Week 2


by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

“Hold onto the reins of love and nothing else. Hold on to the real behind the false and don’t be afraid.” - Rumi

Honestly, in regards to a review, the above quote sums up week 2 of the meditation/book club for me. If you haven’t had the chance to read my review about week 1, please dive in here.

We Began With The Silence...

Nikki invited us into a meditation on love. While our eyes were closed we were told to feel His presence and to feel the Christ within. To truly embrace the substance that love resides in, is almost like feeling a vibration. It is the “silence”. This is something that we can feel in the midst of the noise…beyond the thoughts and it is always there. “God is closer than your breathing.” I became committed to this concept during the remainder of the meditation. I can admit I struggle with the thoughts that filter in and out of my consciousness when I meditate. Sometimes (most of the time) I follow those thoughts down the proverbial rabbit hole. Before you know it, I am in a tizzy between the “What ifs” and my personal favorite, “Shoulda, woulda and couldas”. Even with the thought intrusion, God is there. The love is there. The Christ is there. This is the truth of the matter. I LOVE that. Like with anything, daily continual practice of this concept is key.

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“Practice the Presence”: Book Club Review Week 1


by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

Have you ever known the “truth”; but have been unwilling to accept it? If you are anything like me, the answer to this question has to be, “yes”. Okay, let me get to the point, Mondays at 6:30 pm EST/ 5:30pm CST Nikki (Yes the Curly Nikki herself) is showing us THE way to Oneness through mediation and love. I have had the pleasure of sitting in on some of her sessions which take place via her ​Zoom group​ and it is everything that is needed in this tumultuous dream we are currently living through, affectionately referred to as “2020”.

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This #BlackLivesMatter Inspired Book Makes #1 Best Seller List, Becomes Future Film

Pictured: Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

By Sharee Silerio

What will it take to get #BlackLivesMatter opponents to see, feel and accept the humanity of black people in the United States? What will it take for the men, women and children killed by police officers to be viewed as human, when their pasts are used to justify their deaths?

The Hate U Give, a Young Adult book written by Angie Thomas, might be one of many answers to these questions.

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