Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut of complacency? What about feeling trapped in a prison of fear? The mind is a battlefield and it takes internal resolve if you’re going to prevail every single day!
I have encountered almost every negative emotion known to woman and have learned it’s the invisible things we cannot see that smothers us in a bed of defeat. The word prevail is defined as to gain ascendancy through strength, power or influence; to prove more powerful than opposing forces or conquer and overcome. You are stronger than your struggle. You are a victor, not a victim. You are a prize, not a pebble.
"How long will you pretend to be a tea light when you've been created to be a trail blazing torch?"
Change does not happen overnight, it happens OVER LIFE!
Twenty years ago, my self-esteem was dirt low after making one bad decision after the next. I dated the wrong men who did not value me because I did not value myself. To mask the pain I would attempt to hide it in a bottle of alcohol or smoke it away. When I woke up guess who was looking back in my face? Me. We can’t out run ourselves. I decided to love myself and love her fiercely.
The greatest act of love is forgiveness. One of the most crippling emotions I have ever felt was shame. At the age of seventeen, I lost my virginity and became pregnant in one night. Mentally, I was in no condition to have a child. I made a selfish choice to have an abortion and at the clinic, there were protesters outside. One of them handed me a little plastic doll to demonstrate I would be taking a human life. I kept that doll hidden in my lingerie drawer for two decades until going on a 73-day fast from comfort foods.
Instantly, the emotional chains were broken off of me. I finally threw the doll away and forgave myself completely. Shame maintains control over that which we fear to speak about. I made a decision to live FREE from fear, judgment, condemnation and the opinion of others! Imperfection is my superpower. TRUTH is the most solid ground you can stand upon.
Recondition your mind to challenge what's challenging you because, what you FEED, you will BREED! A new course will require new courage!
Evolving into a higher version of yourself will feel extremely uncomfortable, vulnerable to the zenith degree. It's called GROWTH! CHANGE! TRANSITION! TRANSFORMATION! METAMORPHOSIS! BREAKTHROUGH!
They asked her, “How did you free yourself?" She answered, "By embracing my own power." -Yung Pueblo