TODAY I RISE
Take one loving bold, bright, beautiful, big, game changing action in the direction of your dreams that you feel is grounding into these 100 Days of love. Rise up with courage, rise into this moment, nourish what is next by meeting the moment. Every action you take will be met 1000 fold.
AWAKEN: EVERYTHING YOU ARE THINKING IF IT IS NOT WITH LOVE IS NOT TRUE.
No matter what you think is stopping you, experience the upliftment of your soul. Allow something loving to flow through you.
REMEMBER: WHAT ARE YOU FOR?
Today, rise into what is calling your name. Today, rise into an intuition of what is possible. Today, rise into all that you can be. Commit to be loving to yourself with each step and don’t stop until the miraculous unfolding beyond your fear blossoms. Take responsibility for the joy that is possible in your heart space. Every time you rise, fully expressing your love an unending ripple of grace moves through the universe inexorably changing the world for good. Allow yourself the peace of knowing you took all necessary actions required with great love.
FOUNDATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AFFIRMATION
I give my all in each moment.
Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise" from And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems.
Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou
PRAYER'S OF THE HEART
May you forgive yourself and those who you feel have wronged you.
From the wonderful Mary Oliver, whose six decades of writing in nature, through her walks of self compassion inexorably changed the poetic traditions. She said when asked about her work schedule and how the muse struck her. "From 10:00 to 11:30 AM I'm a poet. From 12:00 - 1:00 PM I'm a dog walker. I learned early on to work a schedule and be fully committed to the effort. I figured God has to know where to show up and deliver the good stuff." Mary Oliver knew the way grace shows up, you set the time and you keep showing up. In this practice the work will be done. There are few whose work feels like a warm hug of cold truth and warm compassion.
There are so many repeated lines of hers, she is beloved and I have many of her verses dancing through my thoughts. These four lines gave me understanding and closure helping with my understanding.
(in my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
LOVE ACTIVISM 💚🌱✨
Enough is enough. The church is and has been the leading cause of trauma in the lives of over 216,000 Americans. We are still owed an apology, atonement and a full reparation and redistribution of what they stole from the earth. One of the clearest paths to shift would be for the Church to turn around their anti-God action across time and space. Folks deserve more.
Here’s to life, to dreamers, and their dreams.
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