12 Day Mindful Meditation – Day 16

WELCOME TO DAY 16! 🏵 I feel nothing but gratitude for you as we continue on this Journey………

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” -Meister Eckhart

Today is all about gratitude! With less than a week left together! It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey Day 2, Day 10, Day 16 – keep it going! The benefits are incredible. This is more than an abundance journey it is one of growth and reflection. One of mindfulness and forgiveness.

All of which we are finding out is the key to our unlimited abundancy. In these last few days of the challenge more space is given for personal reflection as we continue the practice of self-inquiry.

Each day we are looking inward, to reflect on the energy we all share, the abundance of thoughtfulness, care and love we each can experience in these exercises – take a moment to reflect on that, we are all doing this together, you are never alone. ❣️

✨✨ TODAY’S PHRASE ✨✨

📘 Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day. “Today I remember to be grateful.”

MEDITATION & MANTRA 🧘‍♀️

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Om Vardhanam Nama

🔈MEDITATION LINK:

✍️TASK

Make a list of all the things that you have always wanted to do but have postponed, at least until now.

This could be because of other priorities, the fear of hurting someone, or the fear of failing. Regardless of the reason, these are things that you still plan on doing.

The idea of writing this list is to forgive yourself for everything that you have not done in your life.👉For each line on your list, write a text of forgiveness based on examples below:

❣️I, full name, forgive myself absolutely and lovingly for… not graduating from university.

❣️I, full name, forgive myself absolutely and lovingly… that I did not show my vulnerability.

✨Write down anything and everything you want, without limitation. Remember the Universe is limitless and that which you are seeking is also seeking you.

Congratulations-Week 1 Done!

🥳 You have completed the first week of your journey to Growth, Gratitude and Abundance.

In honouring you and making this as effortless as possible, I’m encouraging you to be graceful to yourself if you “fall behind” in any of the lessons, you can always come back to them.

Remember this is not a race! I am lucky enough to be able to take advantage of my mornings, it’s quiet and I have the entire day to take the message with me. For you it may be afternoons or evenings, we are all on our own timing, choose a time of day that works best for you. I am always here for you and I don’t want any of you to be discouraged or quit because you feel as if you can’t “keep up.”

❣️During this time life is challenging enough for all of us, there are still things that keep us busy, thoughts that may invade our space. Being mindful of this, so don’t be worried about the due date, I will leave lessons open for any day. Remember to always honour your feelings without judgement to yourself! 💫 Namaste

Connecting With Our Emotions

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
~Oscar Wilde

I have always been able to keep my emotions in check, I dislike crying because it gives me a headache, I especially don’t like that sullen feeling of sadness because it bruises the soul and hangs like a dark cloud overhead. You don’t know if the rain of tears is going to flow to a trickle or if there’ll be a thunderstorm. Unless you can claw yourself free from its temporary state of despair,  emotions can sometimes paralyze, trapping us in a vacuum of fear and doubt.  I can honestly say that for me, they make no sense because our emotions never do what we want them to do.  We try to suppress the tears but they come anyway. We try to suppress the love, grief, heartache but they still manage to express themselves even when you don’t want them to thus we are all slaves to our emotions.


This has not been an easy week, but there haven’t been many easy weeks since Cancer entered our lives back in February, it’s not the first time someone close to me has had to battle the disease but it still leaves me in a tailspin because it’s never easy seeing someone you love suffer through the treatments of the disease and dear I say, it’s not fair on either side. Not fair for the sufferer or the family having to watch it all unfold. This time it really feels like the straw that’s breaking the camel’s back. Most days it’s a struggle to keep my emotions in check as it has become an uphill battle of trying to maintain a work/ life balance and trying to keep up the appearances that all is well while my emotions are boiling just underneath trying to claw themselves out. What I’ve learned in these past few months is that even if you know what to do to keep yourself going, there are moments when the mind and body become so overwhelmed that everything we know that’s good for us, go out the window then everything starts to shut down and our emotions take over. A few times I’ve found myself overflowing in joy, gratitude, sorrow, sadness, love, fear, anger during the most inconvenient! Bu through it all I’m grateful.


Why do we need emotions that leaves us so vulnerable and raw? I come to the harsh reality that our emotions may not always make sense but they’re necessary and that they help us in ways we don’t always understand.  They help us to survive by forcing us to take action in situations that would otherwise pose a danger to our well-being. Emotions also work to help us understand those around us and help them understand us. They can’t be reasoned with, they won’t submit to logic and they our emotions are what makes us human, all we can do it rationalise our situation and determined the best response for the situation or situations we’re faced with.

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We Are, Our Choices

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
~Roy T. Bennett

An Increase Sense of Spiritual Self

A personality is dynamic. You will have many pulls and pushes, and impulses, driving you towards different elements in your life and forcing you to make choices during your existence on Earth. Some choices will be more related to your need to belong, others with your need for financial security and some others related to sexual impulses. But only the spiritual impulse can make you successful and happy. How to recognize it? Well, that is, quite simply, the impulse to make connections that last, changes that change you in return and as much as you should change in the right direction, and above all, it is found in the inner impulse towards the recognition of love. The consequences of refusing this spiritual dynamic are found in disappointment, loneliness, despair and a whole wasted lifetime that can’t be recovered and opportunities that will never be seen again. As you grow older, and your timing on Earth gets shorter, only an increased sense of spiritual self can help you recover whatsoever seemed lost in a miraculous way.
Dan Desmarques

I Can Give More Than I Receive

“Strength is the ability to not do to others only the things that were done to you. It is said, that you should “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, but strength takes that even further and says, “I can give more than what I received in life, I can be more than those who gave me little, I can do more for others than what was done for me.” Strength, though well aware of the pain that is aroused by drawing from a well that is not naturally replenished by others, continues to replenish that well so that it may draw from those beautiful innate waters, so that it may give to others even those things that were not given unto it.”


~C. JoyBell C.

Why You Should Always Call Someone Back

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Chris and I were friends for what seemed like forever. He was my brother from another mother, I kept him grounded, he kept me sane. His mother Val was one of my Mother’s best friends growing up so it was no surprise that she was chosen to be my one Godmothers and no surprise that Chris would turn out to be like a brother to me, we knew each other from the womb. Our free spirits made us inseparable, we shared many adventures he was my Crusoe and I was his Friday. 

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