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Time to find peace…

Do you feel as if your life is full of stress? Then its time to do what I call a 360. Look around at your friends, family, job, and relationships to see what needs to change.

This meditation Monday I want to teach you how to find peace in your day to day life. One truth that must be told before peace is achieved is… what is the source of the stress?

  • If the stress comes from finances, take a moment and write down your bills.
    • Check out Dave Ramsey which is and incredible resource for budgets and a debt free life!!!
  • Relationships- learn how to say goodbye to people who do not positively contribute to your faith and development.
  • Family- write out what the issues are in your family, what problems and concerns have you been holding on through the years and ask yourself two questions:
    • What would your day look like if I chose to forgive them?
    • What would my life look like if they were not in it?

The answers to this question will allow you to see if that person should be in your life. This also allows you to see that forcing the family member has nothing to do with the opposing family member and everything to do with your daily peace. Forgiving your family member will free you from the obligation of anger, sadness, and stress.

Selah                                                                                

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Monday Meditation

When you think of meditation the picture is usually sitting in a quiet candle lit room clearing your mind and heart of the things which may ailed you. But there is more to mind cleansing meditation.

In fact there are activities you can do to calm yourself down and free yourself from stress. I will list 3 of my favorites below, let me know if you try or enjoy these as well.

  1. Singing-
    1. I have a playlist for EVERYTHING, one for being happy, sad, motivated and more. Music has a unique ability to lift you beyond the current mental state and into the place you would like to be. Make a playlist, sing the songs, and watch your mood instantly change.
  2. Painting-
    1. Letting your emotions out artistically is always a great way to express your mood without negative repercussions. With art you can be as sharp and dark as you would like and then walk away leaving both the art and the emotion on the canvas.
  3. Work out-
    1. Instead of allowing emotion to build up try going to the gym and working out your emotions. When you are in the gym you can turn off the situation in your mind and turn on your adrenaline!

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Dreams

Dreams, déjà vu, ah-ha moments all have one thing in common. It is a moment where the supernatural meets the natural.

Have you ever experienced a time where you see God connect the dots and make muddy waters clear on and idea or situation?

The special moment is important, because if you are a believer, then you understand that God has intention in our life and desires for us to tap into His glory and provision. When we present our bodies as a living sacrifice pure and open to the will of God, we then encourage these life altering moments into our life.

What do I mean by a sacrifice, I mean “praying instead of watching tv ” More examples are : Reading your bible every day, taking time out of your day to worship God just because He is God. All of these thigs are a sacrifice because quite frankly you don’t have to do them.

God is always assisting and uplifting us, we must choose to tune into His love and divine power.

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Check us out on Youtube!

We are now on YouTube!

Its Monday so you know what we do here on good girl issues, mind cleansing meditation. Last week we discussed apps that help you block out the travesties of the day and tune into the peace of the Lord, now you can go to our channel and tap into positive information and motivation. Don’t fight through your day, light up your day with incredibly uplifting information.

Check it out today:

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC42sFoPBt5_TmIRH56BRTSQ

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The Flow of Life

Like an ocean, the perception of self-flaws clashes and evolves with age, experience and time.

No one feels confident all the time, capable all of the time, committed all of the time… so what do you do when the tides change?

My advice is to set up reminders of your best self during a high tide while you are feeling motivated and refreshed. Cut out pictures, journal or even record a positive reminder of who you want to be and what you want out of life. The bible says, “make the vision clear.” While the journey can be unpredictable, there is a substantial benefit to adding intention into the recipe of life.

Having a vision will remind your flesh that low moments are temporal but the work you do now has the power to reconstruct your future.

Habakkuk 2:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

“2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

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Jamila T. Davis On Her Lesson From Committing Bank Fraud And How To Get The Bag Legally

One of the greatest lessons I have learned in life is not to judge a book by its cover. This interview is an extraordinary tale a woman who made mistakes, but intern learned to the true meaning of life. Enjoy and comment below.

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Monday Meditation

What experience plagues your thoughts?

We all are on a journey going toward purpose and passion but sometimes we are distracted by bills, responsibilities and urgent matters.

Mediation Monday is a time where you make a conscious effort to close the “to-dos” of the day and grab a handful of peace.

Take a moment and think about the one problem that runs laps around your thoughts. Is it a bill? Are you concerned with a child, maybe a relationship?  Take a moment and finish this sentence:

I am afraid that _____________________________________________ will happen if I cannot fix this issue.

__________________________________________ what I can do about it.

____________________________________________how long it would take to get better.

___________________________________________ who must I become if this doesn’t get better.

You have just laid out the complete scenario. Now take a moment and breathe. You no longer have a reason to replay the issue or concern because you have written out the fear and tangible solution.

Find a quiet place and take 5 long breaths.

When this issue comes back into your thoughts, tell yourself that you have already thought through the situation and dismiss the situation from your thoughts. Choose peace.

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Meditation Monday

Guess what…. its Monday! Here on good girl issues, I’m here to help you take control of your week. By making a few minutes to mediate, you can not only change the atmosphere, but you can change your outlook on the entire week!  In Psalms 46:10 God instructs us to be still and Know God, which means that when we choose to sit in the presence of God, with an open areas and a closed mouth, then we can attain real peace and understanding. while it is appropriate to have question and conversation with God, I challenge you to be still today. Allow God to impart His peace into your week. Selah

Meditation Monday

Welcome back to meditation Monday!!!!!  In life, we need to learn how to turn off the “busyness” of life a tune into God. Sometimes the simple quiet moment is the very thing you need to reenergize your mind and soul. Enjoy this meditation session with Dr. Michael Beckwith.