For the next 30 days, I am redefining what connection means to me; especially as a Confidence & Relationship Coach it’s imperative that I connect in dynamic ways. I am joining my friend, soul sister, yogi and travel blogger Nicole Ballentine for a fast that will reduce our use of social media to zero and increase our ability to truly connect 10-fold. We are choosing to journal every day (mine will be via blog), challenging ourselves to upload to our YouTube channels (ahhh) and I will be switching up my diet by eliminating carbs.
My intention for embarking on this 30-day journey is to cleanse and purify my mind, body & soul before my 30th birthday on June 28th. My aim is to confirm my Desires, fulfill on giving myself the things I Deserve and to align with my Destiny! I predict that this will allow me to focus on the evolution of www.designmyvibe.com, push me to write consistently and discover new ways to connect with other human beings.
Each post will cover an aspect of Mindset – Confidence, Lifestyle, Travel & Wellness – for the purpose of you being able to take something for yourself and apply it in the creation of a wonderful life.
Day One of being was truly more profound than I could’ve imagined.
I started my day with an increase in my stamina by drinking a CBD based pre-workout that pushed me to power walk 6.07 miles, 3 more than I normally do, through Brooklyn and the outstandingly beautiful Prospect Park. I’ve become consumed with the statement – Health is Wealth and along my walk, I was truly inspired by everyone else that chose to prioritize their well being by being outside in nature; it was like an unspoken appreciation for life amongst us all. There is something about being amongst the worlds natural beauty that brings about a feeling of gratitude and modesty that makes me feel soo complete and in tune with me.
This feeling was extremely fitting because one day before, I had spent 5 hours immersed in videos about what abundance is, each making clear that abundance is not a thing and is instead a feeling.
What Abundance Feels Like To Me
- Good Food
- Quality Relationships
- Fresh Air
Post walk and some additional abundance meditations (I’m addicted), I went on a date, with a Ghanian man to the BAM DanceAfrica Bazaar. When the weather is amazing, attending this event is one of my favorite things to do to kick off summer. It is a plethora of beautiful people adorned in African garb, eating foods from a multitude of backgrounds while enjoying how our differences make us similar. As many times as I have been to this Bazaar, this was the first time that I was genuinely curious about the differences and uniqueness of the fabrics and materials. I learned how to tell countries apart based on the designs of their traditional wear, the origin of the materials used and all about the rich, competitive history of jollof rice – oh the joy!
Most importantly, I enjoyed art that spoke to the African queen within my Caribbean origins. Specifically there was a piece that inspired me to state aloud my desire for a God-Loving King from the motherland. What I wasn’t anticipating was that my innocent statement would spark a 20 minute conversation led by a man named George, who would speak into the souls of myself and the 3 beautiful women I was with.
It was as if he had been sent to deliver a message to us, one that would teach us to look inward before we shared ourselves outwardly. He spoke to our search for love, what it means to be whole & complete (Girls seek attention & Women seek direction) and he spoke to the undeniable importance of nurturing the relationships we care to create.
I must admit, it felt really good to see that the personal improvement that I have been focused on, coupled with the self-love I have been granting myself has allowed me to graduate to seeking direction 🙂 !
The greatest takeaway was that – we must first nurture ourselves so that we are in a position to nurture others with love and have the patience to show them how to nurture us.
Much like plants, the relationships we choose to be apart of need to be shrouded in patience and watered with words of encouragement, love, and actions of support in order to grow and flourish.
For the first time in a long time, I felt like 13 year old me; the girl who avoided the unaccompanied minor service on American Airlines, to connect with strangers in the Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
There is no proving to social media, less of me redefining connection and more of me being Sarah.
I invite you to write a list of what abundance FEELS like to you.
Then choose to only do those things that make you FEEL good!
want to share your abundance list with me?
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