Difficulty Meditating? Watch This Free Q&A Session, Now!


"God's presence is maintained by the heart and by love, not by speech and words."
- Brother Lawrence

Hola Chica!

Here are some of the meditation 'troubleshooting' questions addressed during this week's livestream: 

1. How to slow or stop thoughts 
2. Should I use a mantra? Which one? 
3. What is meditating on the Presence of God?

My sharings come from direct experience and my background in the non-dual Christian and Hindu (Advaita Vedanta) traditions. 



The Power of Feeling Go(o)d, Now!



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. The definition of 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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How to Meditate on the Presence of God


Hey hey!

My teacher once told me that my heart is the message and the messenger.  For the last 3 weeks, I've been sharing it right here on Clearwater Beach, Florida, and I can't express my joy in words. Join us weekly (at Chapel by the Sea), or please tune in and follow along via Youtube

When You Heal Yourself You Heal The World

image source: @jheneaiko

When we were taught to ‘love our neighbor as ourself’, it largely went in one ear and out the other. At best, we’ve failed trying to live up to it... because it’s ‘me’... my life, my body, my circumstances that feels most important. But where does that feeling come from? This feeling of ‘primary-ness’... of all-importance?

This familiar but commonly overlooked sense of aliveness in the body, the way you know you exist, isn’t personal. It isn’t evidence of you, the individual. It is LOVE... GOD announcing itself. That’s why it feels important! Cause it is. It’s just not ‘yours’! It is the great ‘I Am’. And then we feel It and say, ‘I am Nikki’, or ‘I am Lisa.’ But the I Am is... It was, and always will be, the formless manifesting in and as every form.

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Catch Nikki on The Dr. Oz Show, Today!


Are hair dyes and relaxers causing cancer? Tune in to The Dr. Oz Show to watch us discuss a new, alarming study and the implications it has, especially for Black women. 

Love ya!
Nik

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What if right where you are, God is?



What if right where you are standing or sitting, God is? Life is? Love is? Abundance is? Health is? How would that change the way you show up? The way you interact with people?

Because this is absolutely the case. You just forgot. And that’s why you struggle. It’s the ONLY reason you’re struggling right now. But as soon as you remember and actually FEEL this Presence, it’s like a light gets turned on. You realize you never had to fight to overcome the darkness— it’s effortlessly and automatically replaced by Light. In that moment of recognition, fear is replaced by Confidence, sadness by Joy, lack by Abundance, worry by Faith. You by It/Him.

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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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#NikPics from Last Week- Reflect Beauty Awards Finale Party


Congratulations to #GirlBoss Sheila Marmon (above in the pink hotness) of MirrorDigital, and the whole entire Reflect Beauty tribe for putting on 4 weeks of necessary and uplifting multicultural beauty content, and for throwing one helluva finale party... and after-after party! It’s only up from here! #ReflectBeautyAwards

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Maintaining Gia's Waist Length Natural Hair


I ain't gon' lie.  Florida's humidity took us ALL the way out, and laid our long-time Curlformer routine low. With few options, I resorted to what I know.  

This is Liquid Gold for My Hair and Skin

I 100% know that my glow radiates from within, but I do appreciate a product that gives me all the honey-dipped melanin lewks and feels :) 

Things I've Learned from Living on the Beach Pt.1

lippie, argan oilspf, JOY... Dassssit. 

Sun. Surf. Self-Love.  It's been 6 months since I landed on Clearwater Beach and in addition to realizing that this is, in fact, my natural habitat, I've also learned:

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My Henna Updates

fire-ass highlights? just henna :) 

I still henna.  Extra-regularly.  And not just for the conditioning, volumizing, and curl and frizz smoothing like I used to, but for these roots, chiiile! 

With Ice.

Mommy and me

Hola chica,

2019 has been a year of many firsts for me.  For instance, this was my first Halloween, ever, NOT needing a jacket or any form of outerwear to shield my chronically anemic self from the cold.  It was 80 whole degrees last night here in Clearwater Beach, FL, and for that, I am thankful.

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Love.


I went to Target to buy a glue stick and left with a hat I didn't know I absolutely needed in my life.  It's my thing now.  If you come to Clearwater Beach and see me sitting out, reading, sipping a latte, I'll likely be wearing this hat.  Gia made my bracelet. I love it, too. My lippie-- Icon by Hourglass. 

Love youuuu,
Nik

What are you loving right now?

Your Best Life Depends on THIS.


Right next to and behind your melodrama, tension and racing mind is a subtly-joyful Peace. It’s always been here, you just forgot to feel it.

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CurlyNikki on the Dr.Oz Show Next Monday! (October 14th)


Hola Chicas!

We're at it again! #Season11

On this BIG hair investigation show, we're talking the dangers of chemical hair straighteners and healthier alternatives!  Tune in or set your DVRs!

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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Tune in to Nikki on the Dr. Oz Show- TODAY!


We’re at it again! Be sure to tune in to @dr_oz today for our BIG hair investigation show! We cover EVERYTHING from preventing hair loss, to keeping it from growing in the places you don’t want it!

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Could your hair products be the cause of your health problems?--Nikki on The Dr. Oz Show



Hey hey!

Here are a few clips from today’s super important Dr. Oz episode about the consequences of some hair treatments marketed to Black women. I also share healthy alternatives! For the full episode, check your local listings! And thank you Tennille for producing an informative and much needed segment for US! ❤️✨

Peep my voice-over on the last slide, tho!

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