Mannnn ain't nothing like a good word from the Lord! Especially with all the fuck shit going on in US politics. My mouth seems to always be on the floor when 45 tweets. I often find myself laughing and I am now realizing it's to keep from crying at the 2nd hand embarrassment I feel being from the US and the overall leadership. I will say this though, it has led me to look deeper into my understanding of how all of this government shit works because this is a mess.
Recently, I celebrated a birthday - the yearly one, the one where people call and text you and put messages on your FaceBook page about your special day. Frankly, everyday that I wake up imo is my birthday. And everyday I attempt to open myself up to receive more knowledge as my cofounders and I build our cannabis media company EstroHaze. And we are challenged to level up daily.
Since returning back East I have been cleaning out my closets and home really, to get rid of things my partner and I aren't using, and I came across this 7 day Live on Purpose devotional I got via TD Jakes ministries. Apparently I stopped at Day 3, and I am not even sure what year it was I started using the devotional tbh. What I do know is, I picked right back up where I left off and today I am on Day 5 - Is it a Crisis or Transition (Be Strong and Very Courageous).
like Grace Jones bishhh
Anyhow, today's devotional really spoke to me because I know I am NOT in a crisis (despite a dwindling checking account) but in fact I am in a transition and it's sooooo ripe right now. The excitement I feel when I get up in the mornings, ready to work on EstroHaze is unlike anything else I have ever felt. Actually, I am so hungry for expansion, knowledge, and seizing opportunities that I had to really step back a few weeks ago and work on hard stops. As much as I want my business endeavors to GROW and become fruitful, I need to get rest and I need to take care of myself and spend time with my family. All of me feeds into my work which turns arounds and feeds right back into me.
Sometimes we're forced into what looks like a crisis, ie: a job loss or when a loved one passes away - but these "crises" are opportunities to transition and level up. That's why it's important to have courage and find ways to build it up if you lack in that department. If you need some courage, check out Shaka Zulu on Netflix and 1980's mini-series about an African King who grew up damn near a bastard, and he had crisis after crisis - and eventually he made it to the throne that so many people didn't want him to attain. I read my bible, listen to podcast, read articles, etc to keep my mental health in check so I don't wallow in self-doubt and unbelief.
All of which leads me to perspective. It's important to have the right perspective on your situation and find a way to see pass your circumstances. I don't see my dwindling bank account as a crisis, my bills are up to date (always a plus) and I have plenty of food in my fridge. What I see is a NEW opportunity to expand my marketing consulting business and reignite my acting career, especially since my cofounders and I are back from the business accelerator in Colorado we were accepted into back in February of this year.
The right perspective on your situation can empower you and give you the energy you need to get done the things which need to be done to improve what you perceive to be a crisis. I can vividly recall the times I did not look at a situation with a fresh perspective and instead took the easy way out "why did this have to happen to me." Until one day my mom, sick of my whining said "why not you, who are you that bad stuff can't happen?" That led to a major inward shift. She was right, bad stuff happens sometimes and shit - what you gonna do? Wallow in self-pity, maybe for a few minutes or a couple of days - but then what? I choose to fight that inner demon that wants me to be salty and point the finger at others, instead I choose to get my shit together. Cause when I get my shit together, I can help another person get their shit together and together we can get this country on track. Personally, I'd implement mandatory Yoga and meditation statewide so we can get some collective clarity going! But, I might be too progressive for yall.
Getting back to perspective though, what my mom said to me then, moved me to take my life and desires in my own hands. From getting out of toxic relationships to pursuing my acting desires. Her advice is pretty much the same thing I say to people waiting for their circumstances to change or blaming everyone else for where they are in their life. Get your shit together and fuck what they think, whoever they is, and fuck your circumstances - go get your blessing! Because the time is ripe, the time is now and the window to possess the land is going to close. Pick up the book, take the class, sell the car and level up.
With love, SavageGazelle