The smoothie life has yet to reach a point of boredom – exploring fruits and vegetables and their usefulness to the body has been such a wonderful colourful task and even more exciting to share with you all! This smoothie and its contents focuses heavily on delivering daily necessities required by the body to function at […]
QUICKNOTE: I made a decision for ME and one that could ultimately change everything – however there is always a need for self reflection and healing in life especially where one’s position has drastically changed in a few years – and if during times of healing and soul searching, dead ends break off then we must give a big cheer to results 🙂
AVENUE OF RELEASE (one) – Purity
She knows the Divine one is watching intently – knowing her heart is pure and most importantly always has been – playing with purity of another is a radical move, dangerous and unfair.
even if all she has before her feet are breadcrumbs she will turn it into a royal feast.
The universe hears the moans of the true hearted individual – it comforts her and ensures her that all will be well!
The heavens open up for her and release tools of survival – she will not be mocked or fooled around – nor will she deal with the actions of a plagued human being any longer than she has too!
She is equipped to win and so she will – even if all she has before her feet are breadcrumbs she will turn it into a royal feast.
she nurtures an active conscience, she has no reason to offend the universe
If water is all she needs today – it will flow endlessly for her use
Her heart keeps the door of rejuvenation open, prepared and patient! Her cries are heard the moment tears detach from the duct – she is cared for and clothed in compassion – she cannot be torn down or raped of peace
Her heart keeps the door of rejuvenation open, prepared and patient!
Her healing is plentiful, joyous and enabled, she feels it deep within her BUT she needs time to bond with it, bond with herself, bond with life again.
She will triumph – why? – she nurtures an active conscience, she has no reason to offend the universe…
Life is Beautiful – it really is…
In the stress of every day life, we forget how lucky we are of being alive. Even if there are bad things going on in our lifes at the moment, or if there are a milion things we want to change or be different. We truly are lucky.
So, just in case you were wondering or you have forgotten for a while why this life is beautiful. Here’s a little reminder:
The sun comes out and sets every day. This may seem obvious but: Do we really appreciate it? I’m thankful to know that the sun will come out every day.
Life is full of bright colors. It’s not dull, not gray, not boring. Life is full of adventures, places, people. Choose to discover, choose to get out. Life is full of LIFE! You just have to go out and live it.
You are unique, and that’s something so fascinating. No…
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Also I also failed to inform you all (apologies) that my husband and I were blessed with twin girls in July 2014 – so life has been extremely busy!
I felt inspired last night and designed a lovely wallpaper for you to download for free – daily inspiration and appreciation for all those who have supported both my blog and AikoCreates!
Just ‘save image’ as you usually would and set as wallpaper!
Procrastination, YES – you have boldly stolen enough of my creative time!
I am pushing forward and this feeling is unstoppable
My actions now speak louder than my words
I look at myself with a sigh of relief – confidence is now my friend
Fear of uncomfortable progress no longer haunts me
My actions now speak louder than my words
Spreading my fresh new wings from this crowded coocoon of doubt has never felt so emancipating
Reaching out I touch life
Life has always been beautiful, question is how long have I not enjoyed this blessing
confidence is now my friend
Fresh air is so revitalising that the indoor boxed state of mind is forced to take a back seat
I intentionally love life with a passion so fiery – insecurities burn to ashes
No longer will procrastination sit by my side and gently pat my back – there is no longer space for skepticism and instability!
I want to love life with a passion so fiery – insecurities burn to ashes
Moving forward is all I wish to know!
Last night, I googled images for each nation and created this collage with the intention to post as tribute to the survivors of such devastating events! Beruit, Paris, Kano, Bamako literally experienced massacres of their people within days of each other – I included Syria as their matter is ongoing and troubling. Paris undoubtedly received the most coverage – nevertheless deep within the corners of various newsrooms Lebanon, Nigeria and most recently Mali had its features.
After selecting and placing the most powerful images I could together – my eyes welled up…emotions quickly shifted from deep sadness to anger – a question pulling at my heartstrings “what is really happening to our world?…”where will all this violence lead us too?”
The images above are powerful in many ways, the helplessness, the fear and destruction! All for what????
Children left parentless, mothers without their children, women loosing their husbands, husbands loosing their wives – it is a chaotic state of mind to be in thinking of all the endless strings of disappointment, anger and thoughts of retaliation that may cook up within the minds of the afflicted.
While searching for images of Syria my heart skipped – one image shocked the bones within me! Dead children piled on top of each other like meat to be butchered – a girl’s face literally torn apart laid on top! I apologise for the detail (I would normally avoid such images myself – preferring to only read of such and imagine what it could possibly look like) but this is our reality now (I guess). Hiding out in the ‘West’ is no longer an excuse as recent events in Paris have ultimately revealed – this destructive path is seriously shifting its focus.
Tornados, storms, floods and earthquakes are no longer as deadly as we are to each other
I skipped back to the picture scared to look at it too deeply – however the little girl right at the top of all these tiny human bodies (lifeless) caught my eyes again – she looked like she was dressed in her best clothes (red, blue and a hat (I think)) maybe she was on her way to school, a celebration of some sort, or maybe the Mosque! Either way her end was tragic along with the other sweet beings beneath her. Such a sad reality to know that the conscious of a select few is in clear terms almost nonexistent, be it individuals from the West, South, East or the North. A human being is a human being.
War will never mend a broken heart – ever!
Just a reminder that the images above are not portraying the aftermath of a natural disaster – instead each picture represents the results of human on human interaction – the potent state of violence inflicted on innocent civilians. We in fact are now creating our own natural disasters amongst ourselves. Tornados, storms, floods and earthquakes are no longer as deadly as we are to each other.
This world is missing something extremely vital – I wish I knew what… All I am perfectly sure of is that war will never mend a broken heart – ever!
Here it is:
Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter #Zimbabwe
During times of reflection we sometimes wonder about the question marks weighing heavily over certain relationships in our lives – you then find yourself asking “what really happened? How did it end up like this? Was there something I could have done to avoid the issue? Should I just tell everyone my truth and what really occurred? Maybe perceptions will shift in my favour???
At times the individuals in our lives are not ready or in most cases are not prepared to give an ear to the raw unadulterated truth – they either refuse to give you an audience or engineer a smear campaign against you resulting in your attempts to ‘put things right’ being automatically classified as ‘meaningless’. As tempting as it may be – avoid the ‘just speak’ attitude – where it is evident that your words will be deemed as worthless, especially in the presence of the wrong crowd (who may be aware of bits and pieces of your story but not the full extent) – assess every situation wisely before laying down your bow and arrows, wasted careless words are powerful too.
Wasted careless words are powerful too!
I believe wisdom is an individualistic gift – personalised for you by the Most High. Therefore be wise in your approach to matters that call for your truth – especially in matters where your truth will turn around months or even decades of misunderstanding and discontent. Patiently watch for the opportunity that may have the potential to wipe the slate clean and at the same time eliminate you from further anguish!
However always keep this thought close – your truth may not be the truth they want to hear! Do not blow the truth up by revealing it in a bid to negatively affect another – instead figure out avenues that will potentially benefit the parties involved. It may seem like a difficult task but with pure good intentions all will come together as destined and seamlessly fall into order.
Life will always allow for one to express themselves where there has been no vacuum for such expression in the past! This life is one of questions and answers and one day there will be a full on search for the whys, how’s and when’s – leading all concerned to your front door by way of providence.
Fragments of the truth told to many ears lead to a story with unavoidable gaps – which in turn leads to ‘story-fillers’ (gossips)
So always keep the above quote in mind “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” – yes they presently feel content and in this blinded sense of relief they confuse those around them with their infectious feeling of triumph against you – BUT – you have your power, your weapon which is your truth! The truth finds it extremely difficult to hide for too long – it cannot stand still it yearns for freedom. So there may be times you feel to release parts or all of the truth to fellow ears – though you must be careful! Fragments of the truth told to many ears lead to a story with unavoidable gaps – which in turn leads to ‘story-fillers’ (gossips) who will maximise the opportunities before them to add salt and pepper to the wound.
you have your power, your weapon which is your truth! The truth finds it extremely difficult to hide for too long – it cannot stand still it yearns for freedom
So in closing I leave you with this: keep your truth in an airtight jar (your mind) and do not allow delay to distort your focus or cause you to become embittered in harbouring a truth you will eventually reveal.
The truth will always set itself free LavergneAiko™