A Weekend with Oprah & The Girls
This weekend, my sisters and I bought tickets to go to “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” as a present to our mom for her birthday. What better gift than an experience that nutures our mind and journey to creating a meaning life than to spending it with your mother.
“Moments of Silence
- “Be responsible for the energy you bring into a room”
- “When you get clarity, things clear up. They meet you right where you are””
- “Courage is doing what you need to do before you have to do it”
- “You must be willing to lose it all to gain yourself “
- “Freedom is a God given right. Authenticity means you stand in your heart receiving all experiences of expression of your life.”
- “The way to get clarity is to get still”
- “No system of thought will get you to the truth. Only silence will”
- “Silence is God’s language, everything else is a poor translation”
- “Look at the world as a reflection of your innerstate. Always. If you don’t like the reflection, don’t try to break the mirror. Go back into that still-ness and shift. The world will shift for you. Every situation, every circumstance, every relationship, every moment, is a reflection of you at that moment”
We did this AMAZING exercise that focused on closing our eyes and picturing someone we loved. After we were able to see their face in our thoughts, we each wrote down what we wished for that specific person (with emphasis on the non-tangible things). I chose to write to my little sister.
“I wish a life for you that flourishes in your greatness. A life that will allow the world to learn from your vision in a way that evolves not only our hearts but our minds. I want you to take pride and priority in the divine characteristics that make you marvelous. You are an unrepeatable artist. Have trust that the world will wait for your guidance.”
After everyone finished writing and sharing what we wrote, Oprah said the point of that exercise was to figure out what we wanted for ourselves. That is our heart’s desire. AMAZING!
No Apparel Shopping Cleanse
On March 24th, 2014, I made a vow not to shop for apparel for a year in order to focus my spending habits on experiences (such as traveling) verses more material things. I am now 8 months in and the mental transformation has been nothing less than what I can describe as a blessing. (Click here to read more information in regards to the No Apparel Shopping Cleanse)
This weekend challenged me to dig deep in my closet. Which re-introduced to me some pieces of clothing that I had given up on. I purchased the red cape a year ago for work, however I never found the right time to wear it…Until now.
The same theory existed for my white trench coat. I purchased it roughly a year and a half ago from a thrift store with my dad. Just like the red cape, it’s existence in my life did not feel the need to make itself present until this weekend.