12:25 pm// Day 1 for me- Day 3 for the challenge// Started late but I aim to finish restored//My loose tea concoction – hibiscus, turmeric, ginger, green tea, Moroccan mint tea// Sitting in Lotus asana
My body woke up before my alarm today. I did not sleep well at all. Perhaps, it was the uncanny dreams or the cramps and lower back pain from my menstrual cycle. Shower. Breakfast. Antibiotics. Ugh. I despise taking these pills, however, I’ve been sick far too long so I had to give in. As soon as I’m done with them, I’m going to detox my body with activated charcoal and a raw diet. I don’t know what to do first. So many thoughts circling my mental and all I can do is just sit here. That’s my problem. I think way too much and leave little time to be proactive. At least I am aware. Now change that habit Dom! I aim to accomplish all my goals I set this month during the new moon. I have to take myself seriously. If I don’t, who will? I refuse to waste my talents and I refuse to let doubt and fear oppress me any further. I am molding my future, shaping my destiny and polishing up my faith. I know that everything I am experiencing all serves a purpose. I thank you God. I thank you for this moment of clarity right now. I know I am one piece of artwork just hidden in a corner waiting to be discovered. And the only one who can discover me… is me. It’s time that I stop neglecting my soul. The fire that burns deep inside of me needs to be released, not hosed down. I am working on me. I am working on me. I am working on my masterpiece.
It is vital for me to keep up with my morning ritual:
Lukewarm alkaline water
Bowl of fresh fruit
Incense or sage
Setting my intentions
My morning ritual helps set my moon for the day. I wake up 1.5 to 2 hours before the time needed to get ready for work. I enjoy this moment with myself and with the Most High every day. I may not be able to control what occurs outside of me, but I most definitely can control my emotions.
As long as we are still on this Earth, we owe it to ourselves and those who are no longer with us to be GREAT! We owe it to our communities to be financially supportive. We owe it to ourselves and our ancestors to go back to our African spirituality. Yes, we are magical and they fear us. Our spirituality is so powerful even some of us fear to read into it.
What is happening and has been happening to us for years is heartbreaking and depressing. However, I’m using this to push myself even harder. My success in all areas in my life will make a difference.
We all are in this war together and we all have unique strengths to fight it together. I truly believe in us. Believing is what keeps me going. Believing is what keeps my spirit alive. Believing is what makes me think of solutions to beat these savages. Believing is what makes me love us more every single day. Believing is what keeps me sane.
Hey beautiful Souls – It’s been awhile! A lot has been going on in my life. I needed some time to gather my thoughts and recharge (I will definitely write a separate “update” post). In the meantime, I wanted to share some photos from a photo shoot. These images have been sitting in my computer since April! Not cool Dom!
Photographer – Abe Eku │Dress – H&M│Jacket – Thrifted│Sneakers – Cole Haan│Headwrap – Street Vendor in Harlem