Thursday, February 18, 2016

Social Media Bullies

Good morning beautiful people!

I've been requested to do a blog entry on my feelings regarding how I deal with social media bullies. I don't have any feelings towards them at all, because I don't believe that I am bullied on social media. 

Firstly, a bully is defined as a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. If you are on a person's page, saying anything negative, then it is obvious that you are the weaker individual, so that eliminates that aspect of it. Secondly, I will never be intimidated by a person's negative opinion of me. It simply doesn't work that way. 

I see crazy things written on my page all of the time. You guys would be shocked at the amount of people who don't get blocked on a daily basis. People even go on my page and talk about me like I'm not even there. Lol. They say things about my weight, about how my butt is fake (which is probably the dumbest thing I've ever read, being that I'm a size 2). They talk about how I'm never with my child, and the list goes on. The way that I deal with them is that I simply don't. Energy goes where attention flows, so I just choose not to pay them any attention..or I'll laugh about it with my friends...and it's been working out for me so far. :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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The Power of Intention

I'm sure that everyone is aware of the saying, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". That's pretty much the way that the universe operates, right? So..anything that we put out into the universe, we are guaranteed to get it back in return. Although that seems rather simple to understand, it is actually more complex than that. 

The universe doesn't operate based on our operates based on our intentions. Our intentions rule our lives, which is why people who pretend to be something that they're not never really get anywhere in life. 

Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm going to do this so I won't block my blessings"? The thing about that statement is that the motives behind it are all wrong. Their reasoning behind their actions are all wrong. We shouldn't do things with the hopes of getting something in return. We should do things if it is a part of our character. Regardless of what we do, our character doesn't change. If you constantly do good deeds, yet you see no reciprocation for your actions, the problem is that you aren't doing things for the right reasons. 

Alternate Reality 

Are you guys aware of the fact that the average person spends 20 years sleeping in an entire lifetime? At that point, our dreamworlds could be considered to be an alternate reality. We are pretty much just living out life through our subconscious minds. One thing that I've noticed is that regardless to how crazy my dreams may be, my character never changes. I am who I am, in every situation. In our subconscious minds, we are our truest selves, because our subconscious minds don't have the time to manipulate our characters into something that it is not. 

Have you ever considered that since we create our own realities, we could actually be manifesting things that we are putting out into the universe, via our subconscious minds? At that point, although it seems like we don't have very much control, we in fact have more control than ever. All we have to do is elevate our minds. 

4 Steps to having a healthy, peaceful, subconscious mind:


•Remember that it is always better to be kind, rather than to be right

•Always strive to help. In the 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra states that your spirit seeks to help. The spirit asks, "How can I help?".  The ego asks, "What is in it for me?"

•Trust the process

•Always act out of love

What are some of the things that you do to keep a peaceful mind?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Nikita's Handmade Scarves

I don't know what it is, but I have this huge thing for creativity! Nikita Carabello is a super talented scarf designer, located in Miami, Florida. She makes these amazing handmade scarves, which are perfect for making a fashion statement on those chilly days. She has very reasonable prices!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My little Free Spirit

Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed I am with being a mother. Everything about my child is amazing to me....and she continues to evolve daily. When I found out that I was going to become a mom, I really had no plan other than to raise a creative, free spirited individual. But perhaps that is because I am a free spirit....or maybe not.

I am most definitely a free spirit, which is why my parents call me a "black butterfly". But I haven't always been that way. I actually grew up extremely self conscious. My parents did a wonderful job, but I definitely had a lot of rules growing up. When you pair a strict household, with the lack of ability to express myself when I was in school,  It really left me with no other way to be besides self conscious. When I met my husband in high school, I thought he was absolutely insane. He grew up in a strict environment as well, but the difference between him and I is that he rebelled...I did not. I grew up very um....self aware. He could care less about what anyone had to say about anything that he did. We are both the results of growing up, having too many restrictions put on us. This, combined with the lack of creativity allowed in the school systems has the potential to set the tone for a person's entire life. This is why I chose differently for my child.

As often as people give me the "side-eye" when Eliana calls my husband by his first name, or when she tells a stranger not to touch her, I always receive compliments on how much of an amazing child I am raising. People ask me for parenting advice, but I really don't do anything spectacular. I just let my child be herself. It is really that simple. I never make her feel wrong for her points of view. I nurture her creativity, and I teach her to respect everyone....but self respect is top priority. Most importantly, she is taught to love herself. As a result of this, I have a very smart, compassionate, creative, free beautiful spirit that I get to spend everyday of my life with. One thing that I often consider is the fact that I am not raising her to be a child. Eliana is going to spend the majority of her life as an adult. so it is important for me to nurture her spirit, rather than attempt to keep her "in a child's place". 

I love beach days!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Morning meditation: People can only give what they have inside of themselves. So if a person treats you badly, send them love. They need it. They are obviously hurting inside. Namaste.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Why Placing Emphasis On Material Things Will Be Our Downfall.

In a world full of obsession over materialistic things, it's no wonder why we are all so easily distracted. So much emphasis is placed on labels, cars, clothes, mansions, and all of these other disposable things. But what if I told you guys that none of those things even matter "in real life"?

I overheard a person tell someone that "you're vibrating on a lower frequency than me because you don't aspire to live in a castle...and I do. " There are so many inaccuracies in that 1 statement, but I will keep it brief. Just because a person aspires to have material things does not mean that they are more "in tuned" with the universe. It simply means that they are focused on having material things. 

The reality of the entire situation is that we are all spiritual beings, and this lifetime is merely one of the many phases that our spirits will go through. This is why it is important to do things that will feed our souls. 

A Lesson From a Child

My daughter loves toys, and of course, I buy them for her. But she does not care where they come from, she just likes what she likes. The other day we went thrifting, because I like vintage things. Eliana saw a car for her Barbie dolls that she immediately fell in love with. We purchased the car for her, (which costed 2.99, btw) and she held onto until we got back home. She wanted to show every person she came in contact with her new car. 

That's just the way she is....that is the way that I am. If we like something, then we like it. It doesn't matter how much it cost. But why should it? The fact of the matter is that when we have things for a certain period of time, we become bored with them anyway, no matter what the price of it was. It's just human nature. The reason this happens is because these things don't necessarily feed our spirits. They are for entertainment purposes. They feed our egos. They add no value to us when our time is up on this earth. If you spend your life focusing on these things, you probably won't get any closer to finding out your divine purpose. Placing too much emphasis on things that feed our egos will never end well, because our egos can never be viewed in a positive light, nor will they ever be satisfied. So why nurture something like that? That's like trying to nurture a leech. Certain things derive from ego, such as fear, greed, and the constant need for the approval of others. 

So what type of things actually feed our souls?

I have come across some things on my journey that have added more value to my life than any material thing that you could possibly think of. 

1) Meditation

I've made a promise to myself to meditate for at least 10 minutes everyday before I get out of bed. It gives me clarity, and gives me the opportunity to pay attention to the tone that I am seeing for my day. 

2) Reading

There are certain things that I've read that have actually changed my entire life. Some of the most inspiring books that I have read are The Alchemist, The Four Agreements, The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. 

3) Enjoying Nature

There is some interesting awakening that I feel when I go to the beach, listen to the rain, or even go out for a walk. 

4) Passion

It seems pretty self explanatory why passion feeds your soul. But it has to be true passion. Your spirit connects with your true passions. When you participate in things you are passionate about, it creates a feeling of true happiness...and that is the goal, right? To obtain true happiness? 

The end result should indeed be true happiness. What are some of the things that feed your soul?
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