My Ego Hurts!

This is what happens when you let your ego rule!  "Demon Dad" by the gurch on flickr.com

This is what happens when you let your ego rule!
“Demon Dad” by the gurch on flickr.com

Today, I had to make a difficult decision.  Surely, it’s the correct decision, however, it was tough only because it bruised my ego.  I made the decision to reschedule my #ShareTheHealthEvent.  The reason for the rescheduling is I’m just not ready.  I don’t have the skill set to pull it off, and I haven’t fully capitalized on learning time.  As much as it hurts my ego, my rational self knows this is the right thing to do.

Had I gone ahead with the event, I would’ve been lying.  I know full hell well I’m not where I need to be to pull this off.  So instead of being on some bs, and hurt what I am trying to build, I thought it best to be honest with myself and you.  My blog is about being honest within.  To go on with the event when my spirit is leading me in a different direction, would be antithetical to my brand.  That’s not what I’m about.  I’ve lied to myself for far too long.  I’m not doing that anymore.  It’s far better to just admit my truth.

So, here I am.  I’ve laid my thoughts bare.  My ego hurts!  It hurts badly.  I’m so competitive, and I hate to lose.  The feeling I feel in the pit of my stomach is that “losing” feeling.  However, I know a couple hours from now, when my ego is no longer sore,  I’ll be fine.

Now, the #ShareTheHealthEvent is rescheduled for April 30, 2015 @ 8 PM EST.   I’ll to see you there.  You will want to be there.  It’ll be an awesome event because I will be prepared to give you my best!  In the meantime, I appreciate you sticking with me, and dealing with me in my humanity.  You’re awesome!

Pray, meditate, then take action

Here’s to living essentially,

Jaketta

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Nurture Your Thoughts

When you nurture your thoughts, you life can mimic this.  Picture by Tom Jutte on flickr.com

When you nurture your thoughts, your life can mimic this.
Picture by Tom Jutte on flickr.com

When you don't nurture your thoughts, your life looks like this. icture by Brian at flickr.com

When you don’t nurture your thoughts, your life looks like this.
picture by Brian at flickr.com

This will be my shortest post yet.  The best messages are simple.

Nurture your thoughts.  The seeds you plant and nurture in your mind, grows.  Focus on what’s good.  Dig for it if you have to.  You have more good in your life than you think you do.  The good is there, and it wants to be nurtured.

Pray, meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially,

Jaketta

There’s a special event taking place on Thursday, March 26 @ 8PM EST.  It is a #ShareTheHealthEvent.  Learn how essential oils can take care of your daily needs.  You don’t want to miss this.  More details to come.   The #ShareTheHealthEvent is rescheduled for April 30, 2015 @ 8 PM/EST.  I apologize for any confusion.  I hope to see you there.

That Stops Today

I wrote this poem in the wee hours of the night.  At the time, I was feeling so alone.  I didn’t feel like myself, and I couldn’t understand why.  I asked God to help me get through the night because my spirit was as low as it has been in a long time.  Here’s what happened when I sat still.

 

That Stops Today

I’ve forsaken my art

I’ve lowered my voice

Once loud, and boisterous

I’ve quieted by choice

Scared to hurt those around me

While I let their thoughts surround and abound me

Crushed like ice

Whipped with force

The road I’m on

Is not my chosen  course

I need to go my way

I know I’ll lose some friends

I need to go my way

The path I’m on is a dead end

I’m tired

I’m weak and worn

Worn, but not worn out

Discouraged, but still knocking down doubt

I have words

and my words carry clout!!

So I restore my voice

It’s all I have

I restore my voice

although others laugh

I lift my voice

I lift my voice

I lift my voice!

I have something to say!

I have forsaken my voice

But that shit stops today!

This is an original poem

I read a quote from @PositiveMinds__ on Twitter on 12/30/15.  These are words to live by.

“Give, but do not allow yourself to be used.  Love, but do not allow your heart to be abused.  Trust, but don’t be naive.  Listen to others, but don’t lose your own voice.”

That is where I am in my life.  I’m finding my voice.  I’m regaining my power.  I’m no longer pretending.

This is especially true for women

Oftentimes, we find ourselves bogged down by our responsibilities, and we don’t take care of ourselves because we are so busy trying to care for others.  The thing is, being selfless is not a virtue.  It’s a crime against humanity.  You owe it to the world to be the best person you can be.  You cannot be your best self if you rarely invest in you.

Get back to the basics.  Focus on God to (re)develop your path of spiritual growth.  Focus on improving your physical health so that you can begin to feel better, and feel better about yourself.  Fall in love with yourself again.  Now, none of the basics require you to neglect your responsibilities; however, it does require extra effort.  Restore your voice because you have something to say.  Quelling your voice?  Well, that *ish* stops today!

Pray,  meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially.

Jaketta

 

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My thinking

Photo by DIOBURTO Photography

Photo by DIOBURTO Photography

Just recently I’ve realized how much my belief systems have shaped my life.  I used to think my circumstances controlled my destiny.   More and more I’m realizing that circumstances do  matter, but how I handle my circumstances matters more.   Because I want to manifest abundance in my life, I’ve started to question the words I heard growing up.  Much of what I heard was the interpretation of what someone else experienced, and I grew up thinking “that’s life” and there’s  nothing I can do about it.  That paradigm is shifting.

If you are going to reach your goals in life, you have to examine the way you think.  If your thinking hasn’t gotten you where you want to be, then you’ll have to make some adjustments.  There are millions of resources you can read or listen to to help you along the way.  You can get a mentor (Your mentor would be someone that has achieved what you are trying to achieve).  You  can attend seminars, watch webinars, or listen to podcasts.  I am a Christian, so I believe the Bible is the unadulterated truth, so it is my principle guide.  However, it is not the only book I read to gain insight on the things that I want to manifest in my life.  There are so many positive ways to improve your life.  You have to decide what you want to improve; whether it’s your relationships, health, finances, etc.  Once you’ve decided, then you have to dive in.  Question your beliefs and determine if what you speak with your mouth is what you believe in your heart, and vice versa.  What you think and what you speak have to be aligned in order for you to see positive results.  Be cognizant of the thoughts you allow to inhabit your mind.  You get what you think about the most.  Concentrate on what you want instead of what you don’t.

Pray, meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially,

Jaketta

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