Your Mindset Is Your Power

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Have you ever wondered what your mindset has to do with your power?

Well, mindset is defined as “the established set of attitudes held by someone.”

Now, if you know the status of your mindset-which includes your thoughts, attitudes, beliefs—and where your mindset resides—you can evaluate whether or not you are living in your power.

Whenever I think of the potential influence of mindset, I am reminded of these verses from Psalm 91 which state:  

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psalm 91

Think about the word “habitation” in this context for a moment. 

You see, our habitation is where our thoughts reside—that place is our mindset.

Here, Psalm 91 seems to echo that if we, in terms of our thoughts, reside in a loving frequency, then we MUST experience our divine power.

In this place, we are lifted up into our rightful space of love, peace, joy and security.

Outside of a loving frequency–which I call God–others may refer to it differently–we are at risk of dwelling in a mindset that makes our thoughts vulnerable to errors in truth like lack, limit and hate.

Clearly, when we reside in that ‘outside space,’we are closer in frequency to undesirable consequences.

There is no power in having a mindset like that. 

So to sum it up, your mindset is your power, so make The Divine Presence your habitation. 

To learn more about frequency and how it affects your life, check out this article from Well + Good

Why Waiting For The “Best Circumstances” Is A Bad Idea

And sure enough even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.   

William Faulkner

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The pandemic did a helluva job shining a light on things that I had once been unable– or unwilling to see.

For me, a beam of searing white-hot light illumined the fact that I’ve had a horrendous case of waiting for (INSERT THE BEST CIRCUMSTANCES HERE) syndrome.

And I didn’t even know it.

Well, maybe I did.

Okay, yes, it’s possible that I knew it; but, I never really questioned it.

That’s right, I never questioned it until this accursed outbreak pushed so many of my dreams, like global traveling, out of reach.

Now I’m left wondering:

What in the hell was I waiting for?

Seriously, during all that time before the pandemic…why didn’t I do more of the things I wanted to do?

Now, let’s shine the light towards you!

I’m curious to know, so I’ll ask:

Why should you wait?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking to a teenager questioning the right time to make a serious decision–because in that case, as a mother, I’d say WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE GROWN….And then wait a little longer.

And I’m definitely NOT talking about someone who is debating the need to seek legal or medical advice for a serious situation.

I am talking to people, like me, who have been waiting for any number of “best circumstances,” future events, situations or possibilities to occur.

You see, up until now, I had been waiting for:

The perfect time to write a book

My daughter to graduate so I can travel internationally

The money to come from “somewhere”

My ship to come in

Someone else to “come around” or “make up their mind” or “appreciate my worth”

But guess what?

According to Faulkner, even “waiting ends.”

Unfortunately, it sometimes ends in ways we hadn’t imagined.

For some of us it has already ended.

Forever.

And so, I see now that I no longer have the luxury to wait because waiting for the best circumstances to make a move has stunted my growth!

FORGET “best circumstances.”

The time is nigh.

Right now, I’m writing a book.

I’m finding ways to do things that I had previously waited to do…NOW!

And you should too!

God Knows The Answer To EVERY Problem

Lesson of the Day: God knows the answer to every problem.

If you have encountered a problem that you cannot solve, why not ask God for help?

Follow my flow…

Every morning, I always set aside time to pray, meditate, and read selections from spiritual based books–which I usually select randomly.

Just so you know, I pick spiritual readings, at random, in order to allow my higher self to choose the Divine message that I need to study; or be reminded of.

So to reiterate, today’s message, from Emmet Fox, called on me to remember that God knows the answer to every problem.

Now, that seems simple enough, but the example that Fox gave made his point extremely practical.

Baby, if you know me, you know I love everything served with a heaping portion of practicality–otherwise, I’ll still feel hungry.

Back to Fox…

His illustration was that of a small child learning arithmetic—subtraction, to be precise.

In this case, it’s easy for a child, just learning subtraction, to solve this:

But, he will likely be totally stumped by:

AND THIS?

FORGET IT!

According to Fox, after problem #2, the child’s “faith in arithmetic collapses.”

Now, if you are reading this post, you can probably solve these problems nearly instantaneously, but our dear student will, most assuredly, need to ask for help from the teacher.

And therein lies the point.

If we ask for help from God, just like our student asks the teacher, our problems can be solved.

But, according to Fox, there’s another requirement:

When we ask for help, he cannot place any limitations on the solution!

There are 100 zillion (plus infinity) ways that God can solve our problems; do not limit it to one.

So, to sum it up…

  1. God knows the answer to every problem.
  2. Ask for help with any problem
  3. Remove all limitations from God!

And so it is!

Here’s the video:

Fibroid Tumors and Pregnancy: My Successful Pregnancy Despite Fibroids

Fibroid tumors during pregnancy can be extremely worrisome and problematic; but their presence does not automatically mean that you won’t have a successful pregnancy. 

In this video, I share my experience with having had numerous fibroid tumors of various sizes while I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Don’t get me wrong, there were some  difficulties, but I was under the care of an excellent physician, so my pregnancy was well managed. 

That being said it is possible to have a successful pregnancy while dealing with fibroid tumors.

Also, I had a praying Southern Mama who taught me to pray and take things day by day 🙏🏾😂

Preparing For The “Shift”

December 21, 2020 is slated to usher in a positive shift in consciousness–and Jesus knows I am ready for THAT!

Are you?

In this video (*audio version only below*), I talk about “the shift” and discuss more about how I am planning to prepare for it.

Expect some rambling, but that’s what I do.

To see a larger version, simply click on channel icon in the top left corner

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Lovely Obituaries Come From Well-Lived Lives

Do you want a lovely obituary when you die? Then lead a loving life.

One of the hardest things that I ever had to do was write my Mother’s obituary.

Trust me, it wasn’t for lack of content.

No, it had more to do with the emotional turmoil that accompanied the act of writing parting words for my first love.

So, content was not the issue.

The fact is, Mama lived a wonderful life so there was plenty of verifiable substance to cover.

Knowing this, I proceeded to write the obituary and about her longstanding role as “Universal Mother.”

Mama took care of everybody!

To her it didn’t matter if you were 9 or 59+, she made sure you had what you needed.

But, if you acted like a fool, she would cut you to the quick.

Mama didn’t play!

Excuse my digression. 😊

In my writings about Mama, I couldn’t help mentioning that she was hilarious!

I am a witness to the fact that serious people can actually be quite funny!

Most times unknowingly.

Mama was notorious for being a bit devilish- which is actually a term of endearment in the South.

For the uninitiated, “devilish,” means “playful” in a practical joke-ish kinda way.

In addition to that, I felt it was important to stress in the obituary that Mama was fiercely protective of those she loved; and of ANYONE, strangers included, who had been abused or needed help.

No doubt, Mama was a calm shelter for those who needed it most–and I wrote about that too.

Some time later, at Mama’s Celebration Of Life, someone commented, “What a lovely obituary.”

Well….

Honestly, it was a lovely obituary because she had lived a loving life.

It was, indeed, a life well-lived.

So, the next time you partake in woeful fantasies about how you wish to be remembered after you’ve died, consider evaluating what you’ve done before and what you are doing right now.

How have you treated others?

Were you compassionate when it mattered most?

Who have you helped?

It’s easy to be kind to family, friends and people who meet silly prerequisites.

How about being kind to people that you don’t know particularly well, or who fall outside of your comfort zone?

If you find yourself missing the mark as it pertains to these questions, then, in the words of one of my oldest and dearest friends, govern yourself accordingly.

Today, you can create your own life well-lived.

PASS IT ON!

LadyG loves YOU!

Abundance: Why You Should Be Careful What You Ask For

This is NOT an early Thanksgiving post, but it should serve as a word of caution about constantly asking, affirming or praying for “abundance.”

Abundance is fine, but what about higher vibration states like “love” and “appreciation?”

Ah…but we are humans, so we generally can’t help becoming overly focused on the accumulation of material things.

Always wanting more…

and more…

and more.

Which ties nicely into our relentless quest for abundance.

Trust me when I tell you that it is a relentless quest, indeed.

Don’t believe me?

Go google the word “abundance” and see what happens.

Hell, I’ll do it for you.

Yeah so…….. 296,000,000 results!

Looks like a lot of people are talking about abundance because they know that a lot of people are interested in the topic.

But…

I would argue that many of us aren’t even capable of recognizing abundance.

In fact, there are people, especially in the United States, who are blindly swimming in abundance–totally unaware.

No shade, I’ve been guilty of diving into that lake myself.

Therein lies a major problem.

Check out this video to get my take on abundance…

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Patio Garden: Listen in as Daddy teaches me how!

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***Important Note: 

Daddy and I purchased the seeds for our patio garden back in late January/ Early February of this year. 

We had planned to get started with this project much sooner.

But, life happened, and one day in mid February, out of nowhere, Daddy collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital. 

As a result, he spent some time in the ICU. 

But thank GOD, he was released ONE WEEK after his emergency admission date. 

God was with him the entire time!

He was truly blessed and so were we!

We thank every doctor, nurse, assistant and therapist involved in his care.

Special thanks to my son and daughter who were with him when he collapsed.  They took immediate—lifesaving action.

Remember, in an emergency, it is best to call 911 because they bring help; they are NOT just there for the ride! 

They can make ALL the difference between living and dying!

Thank you to those first responders (Paramedics, EMTs and Firemen ) who arrived on the scene to care for my Dad.

Also, special thanks to the anonymous witness who called 911 seconds before my daughter did!

That said, after spending several weeks in physical and occupational therapy, Daddy is now recovered.

No doubt, we lost some time starting our gardening project, but his well-being was much more important to me.

AND NOW……

Enjoy the post and the video!

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I think it was 2017 when I first revisited a recurring idea of setting up a patio garden.

Sadly, Covid-19 has recently come to town and highlighted, among other things, weaknesses in our food supply chain.

As a result, you can best believe that I am now moving this project to “on fire” status!

I’m dead serious!

Anyway, a critical piece to this garden project included having my daddy teach me how to set it up—mainly because that dude has a…

Mint

Jade

AND

Emerald

Green thumb mix!

His daddy taught him.

I’m a Georgia girl, so frankly, as far back as I can remember—and I am about 50 :), my dad, who is a native of Alabama, maintained a garden in our backyard.

He kept that practice up for years!

Later in life, maybe 15 years ago, he transitioned to apartment living, and continued gardening on a smaller scale.

Neighbors, who passed by his patio, would ask, “Hey man, how do you grow such beautiful greens?”

He’d just smile and offer some form of pleasant response and continue on with tending his “crops.”

And when the crops were ready to be harvested, mama made sure to cook them up just right!

Queen Diva Eva!

YAASSSS!

Now then,

Let me be frank, there is NO way in hell that my dad would consent to appearing on camera so I had to secretly record the action!

God knows if he reads this….that’s my ASS! 

Oops!  Did I say that?

Forgive me Daddy!

That said, I am going to post an audio of him supervising my steps toward establishing our little family garden along with a short video and some pictures.

Forever the conductor!

But he’s cool about it

Anyway…

Enough of my rambling.  Check out the video.

LadyG loves YOU!

*** WARNING:  This video contains strong Southern accents so may the peace of the Lord be with you if you are not used to it!  A bit of translation is included 🙂

Comment on your experience with gardening, or if you’d like to leave a tip!

Check out Daddy’s railroad stories by going to category: “True Railroad Stories.”

*See pictures of one of his gardens in the first post I did about his gardening here!

A Family Conversation: Ron Brown & LadyG Discuss Mama Warriors

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Don’t mess with a mother’s child!

It doesn’t matter WHO you are, WHERE you are, or, in this case, “WHEN” you are!

Today, Ron and I talk about my post, “Blackie,” which is a lighthearted true story that details my courageous young mother’s willingness to risk everything for her child in the newly integrated South.

“Blackie,” which was set in early 1970’s Georgia, is not hyperfocused on the perils that accompanied integration/segregation.

That’s a whole n’other story for a different post.

However, it does highlight the lengths that a mother will go in order to protect her child.

After listening to, or reading “Blackie,” you will learn that my mother was no play-thang.

She was a warrior!

A soldier, if you will.

Don’t believe me?

Check out what she did for my brother in Mama and the Balloon Man!

After you read it, you’ll be a believer about Queen Diva Eva!

But, back to the topic at hand….

Join Ron and I for parts 1,2, and 3.

***By the way, you can catch our first episode by clicking here.

Lady G Loves YOU!

Ep. 2 Part 1:  LadyG reads “Blackie”

Ep. 2 Part 2:  The Discussion Continues

Ep. 2 Part 3:  Parental Guidance is highly suggested