Embrace Your Power

Hello beautiful people,

It’s gloomy and dreary outside today; and surprisingly cold for early September!

I’m embracing it for the most part though, because that means that fall is coming soon or that the hurricane is near >.<

So today’s post is about the importance of embracing the power within you. I believe that we all have our own ancient power that is embedded within our being–that is carried with our soul throughout our lifetime; I believe that it is passed down from our ancestors and our past lives. In this power lies our skills, innate abilities (natural talent), thirst for knowledge and our sixth sense. If you can tap into it, it can come in handy when trying to tackle life’s dilemmas.

For example, let’s say that you are applying for a job that requires 5 years of experience and knowledge of certain programs. You only have 2 years of experience and knowledge of one program from a previous role.

Number one: Do not panic! Just because it seems like you are lacking an amount of skills does not mean you are not well qualified for the role.

The first thing you have to do—after you wipe away those feelings of inadequacy— is to trust and believe in yourself–in your inner power. You will discover that you are highly intelligent, a fast learner, ambitious and eager for knowledge. THAT is what will get you the job–not necessarily your “know-how” but your desire to learn these new skills quickly & efficiently. It is your self-confidence that shines so bright, it burns through anyone’s doubts that they are basing off of the contents of your resume.

By using your power, you turn your visible weaknesses into viable strengths, which will show the person not only why you are a good candidate but why you are the best & only candidate for the job.

Next example, let’s say that you want to start a diy or creative project at home but you are lacking certain tools or equipment needed. Again, don’t panic! You are a beautiful, POWERFUL being that can draw from what is around you. You must use what you have to get where you want to be. Look up any substitutions or alternatives that can be used in place of what you’re lacking, or take the time to self-educate–and gain power [knowledge] that way. Read articles, do research, or even online shop for things that will be needed for this project. Do not give up because it seems as if something is missing; in reality, YOU are all that is needed for your goals to succeed.

If you’re having trouble or do not know where to start to find your power then don’t worry! All you need is guidance & the right tools to help.

Here are some tools that can be used to access your inner power & strength:

Crystals & Stones: Use ones for clarity, intuition, wisdom & creativity (clear quartz, flourite, iron pyrite)

Chakra candles: When your chakras are aligned, it easier to access information about ourselves because our energy flows abundantly & is able to be directed to the proper outlet.

Horoscope: Read your horoscope (from a trusted source) for the week to find out how to get over any obstacles headed your way.

Nature: There’s nothing like the outdoors that inspire you to make the most out of your day and life in general. Take some time to meditate in the park & discover what has been on your mind lately.

Yoga: Yoga is the perfect tool to realize the strength your mind, body and spirit have when connected!

Reading: A self-awareness, self-teaching or some yummy fiction can awaken your imagination and bring forth ideas!

**Any wellness activity can be used to access your power. Find one that works for you, embrace it and then use it to conquer whatever obstacles are standing in your way!!

 

Peace & love,

Namaste.

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Sundays: A Time to Regenerate 

Ahhh Sundays..

I remember being in college and dreading Sundays because it was the end of the weekend & class would be coming up Monday morning. Usually, I had most of my work to do that day [procastination] so it would really suck if it was nice out & I couldn’t enjoy the day.  Nowadays, I look at Sundays very differently because I started approaching them with a new perspective.

Everyone knows Sunday as the end of the week, but what we tend to forget [or at least I do] is that it is also the beginning of a new week! There’s energy within that sequence that can lead to so many discoveries! For example, let’s say that you’ve had a bad week all around and by the time Sunday comes, you are completely over it. You feel that way because the energy of the week is passing by you like dark clouds after a storm. It’s literally disappearing to make way for sunshine.

Last Sunday, I made peace with my feelings from the past few weeks, my struggles, my challenges and prepared myself for the start of a new realm of adventures. This past week marked the start of working a total of 3 jobs; something I am very proud of because it took some leaping, self-confidence and conspiring with the Universe to get them. I felt like I was straddling a mystical, imaginary line of my old life and my newfound one. I was excited because I knew that not only was this the end of some very challenging times for me, it was also the beginning of a different chapter with fresh, distinct experiences.

I encourage everyone to look at their Sundays with a redesigned perspective–as a time for renewal. If you’re having a bad week, look forward to Sunday being the end of that negativity and an open door to a positive week. If you allow yourself the space, you can be regenerated. You should set your intentions to make that the day to do some self-care activities: spend time in nature, do a face mask, play with your animal(s) and reflect by journaling & meditating to focus on what you hope to achieve in the upcoming week. Having a positive Sunday will glide you right into a happy mood the next day so you can fight those Monday blues!

I hope this makes you look at the little things in life with a little more curiosity…

Namaste.

 

 

 

Fear is the Opposite of Self-Love

Hi everyone,

I decided to use the quote above as the image of this post because it is sooo powerful! It resonated with me the moment I read it [thanks to Lauren Ash’s awesome post] and I wrote it in my journal. It makes us confront our fears and ultimately ourselves and confess to what it is that is stopping us from conquering the world.

“Fear is the opposite of self-love.” Repeat that to yourself and really let it sink in. Self-love is the act of taking steps that are aligned with promoting a healthy well-being,  promoting your inner-growth, and inviting aspects into your life that are fulfilling, uplifting & allow you to reach your highest potential. Self-love is the root of wellness and mindfulness; it is the reason why we take calculated measures to ensure we have a healthy mind, body and spirit.  Fear is the opposite of that in that it hinders your wellness journey and is counterproductive to self-love, growth and positivity.

Fear is that hesitation you feel before accepting that big opportunity; it is that little negative voice whispering to your conscious that you CANNOT do something that you were born to do. It is crippling in a multitude of ways. When we count ourselves out of something before even trying, it is because we are afraid of failure. Do you realize that, that is the opposite of believing in ourselves? If we are so afraid to fail, then we are not even giving ourselves the opportunity to be GREAT. The fear leads to worry and the worry leads to doubt. So before even absorbing the confidence it takes to accomplish a great deed, we have let fear, worry and doubt steer the ship and cloud our ambitions. And when that happens, we are bound to fail without the drive to get back up.

Failure is inevitable, always. But it is not the end all, be all. Failure is an opportunity to learn how to be Great. It is from our mistakes, that we learn the BIGGEST lessons about life and our inner-being.

So how do we combat that feeling of fear?

We get down to the root of our worries. Ask yourself: what is it that I am actually afraid of? Is it that I’m afraid to fail or am I scared for other people to see me fall? Once you figure out that root cause, you must confront it wholeheartedly and then gain control of it. Fear is not our enemy; it is actually the tool we need to tell ourselves, this is what I should be doing. If I’m scared, then I HAVE to do it. Because guess what is lying on the other side of that fear? Pure freedom. Once you jump over that wall and realize you’re flying instead of falling, the feeling is euphoric because you have reached your inner strength and power. We all have that power inside of us just waiting to burst out. But we can only tap into it by trusting and believing in ourselves.

That trust and belief that we are meant to do great things is the essence of self-love. We all have the opportunity to conquer the world.

Do not let fear be the thing that stops you from reaching your higher purpose in life.

Love love and more love,

-TM

 

What’s Next?

Hey everyone! 

So recently, I took a family trip to New York, my hometown, and it was amazing! And life-changing in a sense. I didn’t spend a lot of money or do crazy sight-seeing but I did have Key experiences that triggered a new fire in me about the plans I have for my life! Simple things like visiting my childhood home, walking to the corner store and riding the train to the city opened my eyes to a whole new realm of experiences just waiting for me to explore! As I walked about the busy, busy streets of TimeSquare, I was completely enraptured in thinking about what was the next chapter in my life. I’ve always known that I was meant for more, meant to live in a big city, doing what I love each and everyday. The experience of being lost in the city reminded me of my first goal I had after college: moving out of state! It was an incredible feeling that sparked inspiring thoughts all of the way home. Thus, I have begun creating a new chapter in my life! Which brings me to this post…what’s next for my beloved blog? 

Well…I have decided to make the Vibe Within strictly a Personal Development blog that will fall under my new overall brand. The Vibe Within will continue to be a guide with exercises, tips, and articles meant to drive you towards finding your true self and your deepest passions. In the meantime, I will be developing a new personal brand that will reveal itself in time 😉 as well as planning on moving out of Charlotte once and for all! 

Cheers to new adventures!! 

Xoxo 

5 Step Passion Challenge

Vibers!

I was inspired yesterday after having a discussion with my friend about her desire to live a life doing things she enjoyed. I realized that there are many of us out here going about life doing routine things like work, paying bills, etc. while our passions go to waste. I want to change that dynamic! I believe everyone, regardless of their circumstances, deserves to live a passionate, fulfilling life. Whether that means getting back to your childhood hobbies, searching for a new career or starting a new project, we all have the power to take control of our lives. In my 5 Step Passion Challenge, I show you how you can start living the way you want to TODAY! It’s simple, easy, and free!!! Best of all, you don’t even have to leave the house to do it 😉

Click the video below to hear a personal audio from me discussing the 5 step challenge!

 

Visit the link below to get a personal word document version!

5 Step Passion Challenge

 

Good luck to you all!

Namaste ❤

Manifestation Circles 

Hello beauties!

So recently I met up with my two best friends and we had an amazing experience hanging out in the park, having discussions and just vibing to the nature surrounding us. We also had a sweet yoga session at the end that was so powerful! We focused on manifesting and opening our heart chakras to let our desires come to life. It was so inspiring and necessary that it made me wonder why I didn’t do this more often! It’s a free activity, allowing for yourself and others to connect while surrounded by Earth’s natural elements.

That day was magical because my life had been so overwhelming lately with trying to pay bills, figure my life out and stay afloat at the same time. I didn’t realize that all I needed to do was give myself some space, literally. I had to go outside, get away from unhealthy distractions (social media, tv), and really just breathe with ease and take in my beautiful surroundings with my closest friends. It was an experience that I had no idea I needed; I was able to focus on things that are real—the joy that I have when I’m surrounded by genuine feelings of love and support along with my goals that I want to manifest.

We were able to vibe together and even learned some eccentric new ways to manifest our goals! It was an incredible moment of sisterhood that cultivated energy between us and shined light on our goals. I realized that day that we have the power to do anything we want to do. I was stuck in a rut and I got myself out of it by doing something simple: going to the park. I created a space for my mind to breathe by being outdoors, doing yoga, and just having heartfelt conversations with my friends. It was therapy 🙂 I encourage everyone to try this! Get your closest friends together, grab yoga mats/blankets, some fruit and go outside and just vibe. Do it once a month or as often as you need to. You may even want to do it right before the New Moon to prime your mind towards manifesting your goals. It’s something so simple that can lead to so many amazing things. I feel like my mindset is different today than it was last week just because of those couple of hours in the park.

I hope that you all are constantly striving towards your goals. I’m holding myself accountable to take the littlest of steps each day. Remember: always focus on what your heart wants because that is where your passion lives. None of this should feel like work; it’s more about the journey of living mindfully, embracing your inner-self and enjoying the experience of life.

Love you,

Namaste.

 

Finding Your Foundation 

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s post is about getting back to your foundation or the roots of your passion(s). It’s sort of along the lines of my minimalism post [Spring Cleaning] in terms of starting off small in order to achieve big goals. I have been doing A LOT of thinking as far as my ideas for entrepreneurship including different ways to make money using my passions. In thinking of all of this, I realized my mind was coming to a stopping point constantly. I was not having a consistent flow of thoughts and everything seemed to be jumbled. It wasn’t causing anything but frustration with my lack of resources.

So, recently I started to “get back to my roots” or find my foundation. I decided to go back to the roots of my passions and keep nurturing them so that my ideas can grow fruitfully. Rather than try and force ideas out of my passions to earn a profit; I want to simply do what I am passionate about without expectations and watch what grows from there! This sounds simple and it’s something we all know but I think we often forget about it when things get too distracting or we feel as if we’re doing something wrong and need to speed up the process. I believe that as long as we are putting energy into what we’re passionate about…we cannot go wrong.

For me, finding my foundation simply means to write. I’ve always loved to write….from writing poetry, short stories, random lists, etc. I genuinely enjoy writing things down and I can do it all day without getting paid for it. That is how I know it is one of my passions or I should say the root from which my passions grow. I decided to go back to my unfinished short stories and finish them for the simple enjoyment of it. I am going to do that and also write in the lovely book my best friend got me called: 642 Things To Write About. It is an amazing hidden gem filled with random topics and prompts that lets your imagination run wild. The perfect cure for writer’s block 😉

I plan to write and nurture this deep-rooted passion of mine…that includes more frequent blog posts so definitely stay tuned! And I hope that anyone reading this can take something small away from it. If you’re constantly thinking of ideas but running into roadblocks at the same time then don’t panic. Simply, take a deep breath and think about why you’re doing this in the first place or where it started from. It’s your passion…it stems from what your heart desires. It stems from what you like to do regardless of what can be made from it. That is where the richness of our creativity lies and I am ready to tap back into it.

I hope you are too 🙂

Namaste, loves.

Calling for a Mentor

Hey everyone!

Lately I have been feeling the need to have a mentor! I would love some guidance from a fellow blogger and/or creative entrepreneur! I enjoy giving advice and guiding others because it’s beautiful to watch people accomplish their goals. But somewhere along the line I felt like I needed guidance myself. I’d like for someone to help keep me on track and accountable for my goals. I believe that a lot of times it is helpful to have someone on the outside “check” you when it’s necessary. All of the entrepreneurs I aspire to be like have had mentors and it’s helped their career tremendously! I hope to experience that as well 🙂

Please comment if you know someone or enjoy being a mentor yourself!!!

Thanks loves,

Namaste.

The Importance of Creating Communities 

Hello beautiful people!

It’s been a minute since I’ve made a blog post. I’ve been waiting because I wanted to talk about this topic after my workshop! I didn’t realize how important it is to create a space for people, specifically women of color, to connect and vibe together through sisterhood until I discovered the BlackGirlinOm brand. It is represented by beautiful women of color that made it their mission to provide a safe space for women that want to practice yoga, meditation and all around self-care. I have been so inspired by their journey that I wanted to introduce this concept in my own city! So I collaborated with my best friend, Davida Moore, who is a local yoga instructor. You can find my article on her here! We decided to create a workshop called: Connect with your Passions. It included a yoga sequence to open the heart, meditation for grounding and clarity and we finished with a creative writing exercise that allowed our thoughts to focus on our deepest passions! It was so inspiring to be around other goal-oriented women and hear about the direction they want their life to take! Creating this space for people to connect and open up is so important because you never know who is out there and can help you with your dream + with entrepreneurship you need all of the support you can get! So I love the idea of creatives, entrepreneurs, and believers coming together to collaborate on their dreams and really connect to each other. It is important for us mentally and spiritually to be surrounded by a swirl of positive energy and others that can motivate us to keep going!

I love love love hearing what people are passionate about and enjoy guiding others to start this journey. It is incredibly fulfilling to show others that ALL DREAMS CAN BE ACHIEVED! It just takes time, energy and your beautiful thoughts to get the wheels turning! We will definitely be hosting more workshops incorporating practices of self-care and introducing exercises that will aim you towards your desires. I am on this journey myself and want everyone to discover their passions right along with me! We are all limitless beings that can achieve things we’ve thought were impossible! So keep believing friends and pleaseee stay tuned for our next workshop!

Love you all,

Namaste.