The Adele Effect

Did you know: “Oprah had the roses in her garden altered to match her cream-colored suit during her interview with Adele.”
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Part Une

Wow! /wou/

Expressing astonishment or admiration. A sensational success. To be impressed/excited greatly.

What more could define the experience that was the Adele: One Night Only concert and interview with the great Oprah Winfrey?!? There’s just so much to delve into here.

I’ll be honest. I didn’t catch it on the night it was released.  I was busy with my own “busy-ness”. Daily life sometimes doesn’t allow us the opportunity to sit and enjoy random life defining moments such as this. My initial thought however, at the time, I wasn’t ready to dive into an emotional release of experiences.  My assumption, knowing the great lyricist that is Adele, was just that.  But I’ll admit, the hype peaked my curiosity.  It wasn’t until I was deep into a “Girls Wine Night” that I was convinced to set aside some time to see the full interview and concert.  I give all credit to my girlfriends who encouraged it. Not only did they urge that I watch it, but they further pushed me to write about it. So here it goes. Part One of my take, on the Adele One Night Only Oprah interview and concert.

First of all, THE VOICE! What a blessed talent. Her performance was effortless.  She was stunningly beautiful.  At first glance I was proud, to see how she’s now reflecting the self-love that she so evidently feels on the inside.  Adele presented herself as she always does… with class, poise, and a touch of swag. This concert, focused on the celebration of her biggest hits. Though she also gives us a glimpse into a few songs from her new album, 30. She goes on to express in an interview with Oprah just how cathartic writing this new album was.  Noting that her songs are a revelation to her as to how deep she can be in expressing her art.  Writing this album post-divorce, she often found herself shocked that “she was even that deep.” We creatives know what that’s like. To put pen to paper and not realize just how much what you have penned is healing to others, and to yourself in the process.  She goes on to express how music has been a healing mechanism for her, and how she hopes using her gift will make others feel less alone as well. 

I, along with most who watched this performance and interview dance, became emotional. I know this because I watched your stories. I saw your posts. And I’ve spoken to some of you about it.  The performance of Easy on Me and Skyfall dug deep into those “subconscious feels.” Adele goes on to reveal to Oprah her desire to want to be a part of a “nuclear family.”  Where a couple and their children are regarded as a basic social unit.  A nuclear family being considered as “one.”  A rarity in today’s society. Shameful, but true.  Adele shares the hurt she experienced through her divorce and the disappointment upon realizing that much to her dismay, she was going to repeat the same cycle of a “broken family.”  She expresses how it wasn’t until she “sat in her feelings” and detached herself from negative coping mechanisms and bad habits, that she was able to center herself in her brokenness.  Finding time to sit in her feelings. Allowing herself to FEEL and starting to focus on self-care.  And boom… there it is! SELF CARE! Sound familiar?

She goes on to express one of the very sentiments I share on my page, “Life is about more than just surviving.”   https://www.instagram.com/p/CLt3h9dgEyF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Her exact words were, she realized that she wanted to “live, and not just survive.”  So let’s talk about that. If you’ve been following my page and have read the pieces on my blog site, you know this is the core of what I convey. Self-love, self-healing, self-care, living, and not just surviving. Just like Adele, we all have similar stories. We can relate right? It’s no surprise that Adele has over 3 billion views on her music video, “Hello”. Which tells you… there are so many people around the world who have connected to that song. They’ve connected to the emotion of regret and nostalgia.  We’ve all been in that place. But there’s a certain level of responsibility that comes along with this kind of following. And so it’s no surprise that in this instance, in the upcoming debut of her new album, Oprah would find it suitable to interview such an empowering soul.  Oprah herself expresses how she is “always interested in people willing to speak their truth.”  My life’s motto.

So here we are. Standing knee deep in Adele’s truth. Which in turn is also, the truth to so many of us.  Though we may not have the platform Adele holds to speak that truth and inspire others, we can certainly take advantage of the expression of truth she shares with the world through this interview. It is this very demonstration of openness that has inspired women around the world.  The very utterance by way of her art, supported by the honest revelation to Oprah in their conversation that touched us all. It became real. These are real life issues. And we find that celebrities/artists, though many of us see them in that regard… are also real people; with real issues; and real emotions. They are learning and growing, all be it in the public eye, but they are human.

I feel this interview brought it to perspective for many of us. Those of us who were doubting ourselves. Who weren’t sure that their feelings were valid? Who needed the reassurance, all be it from an artist of this caliber.  The timing was impeccable! Though I believe that Adele carries herself in such a way that she is and always has been relatable to the masses.  She has represented herself as a “regular” girl, despite her fame. Despite her position and power in the industry. She stands in her truth. And now, she shows us how much more truthful she’s really living. 

This, being one of a several part series, I’m excited to break down the things she discusses in this interview. Without revealing too much from an upcoming project, I share some similarities with Adele.   Like mentioned at the top of this read… so many things are confirmation of the very topics we discuss in this blog. The need for self-admiration, relationships and their place in our lives, self-realization, weight loss journeys, and healing.  Stay tuned for more in this series as we break down the rest of the interview in Part Two of, the Adele Effect.

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Didn’t catch the full interview? Watch it here https://www.cbs.com/shows/adele-one-night-only/video/BoW36T84lPNYyOfJv7a0UK064wALi3Of/adele-one-night-only/ 

NOTE: It is a 1.5 hour long episode. But if you rather the recap and meat ‘n potatoes?

Part Deux

So, great way to start to such an important conversation huh? If you haven’t had the chance to read “Part Une” (above), I suggest you do. As we delve into what was such a poignant discourse with Adele and Oprah, let’s continue to explore the next part of the riveting interaction.  We were glued to our phones, tablets, TV screens, and computer monitors as we listened in on this candid talk about “the people in our lives.”  Once more, it hit home. 

Oprah and Adele chat about the all too familiar saying, “people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” Noting that people come into your life for a reason, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and discover what that reason truly is. In Adele’s case, she discusses how though it didn’t work out with her husband, in her view, she felt she “broke up her family”. And though this was merely her initial perception, it truly took her a moment to accept the fact that it was okay. It was okay to have decided to walk away. Her reasons stemming from childhood traumas. Self-blaming in a situation such as this, where your decisions affect more than just you, is totally normal. As parents, it is our main priority to consider our children in every move we make and ensure that we are providing not only a stable home, but also a happy home. Often times, our happiness pales in comparison to theirs.  All of a sudden, our happiness seems less important.  We then rearrange our lives, by putting their needs before our own.

Many won’t agree with the following statement, while others will understand it fully. The reality is, we cannot be the great parents, great examples, whole, and healthy individuals our kids deserve if we are hyper focused on them, rather than ourselves.  In the great words of the lovely Michelle Obama, “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” Easier said than done, I know. But impossible? ABSOLUTELY NOT! If you don’t know by now, my greatest strength is believing God for the impossible. For scripture says it best, ”nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1: 37.  Here’s where I share my own personal experience. Where reality meets reality.

I too was in this position in a past relationship.  I felt the need to hang on to a relationship for the sake of my child. This will hit home for many of you. If you’re in this season, and you’re reading this now, consider this a message from above. Simply passed along by me. When you decide to move on from a relationship that no longer serves you, you will be okay, and so will your child. In my case, it wasn’t that my partner was a bad person. It was the complete opposite. He was an absolute angel; and this made the decision all the more difficult. I could relate to Adele when she spoke on this. It’s as if I was transported back to that time in my life where I too had to make a decision that was right for me. It wasn’t easy to do. I’ll admit, after having decided to go our separate ways, I crumbled under the pressure of seeing the hurt in my child’s eyes when he expressed he missed him. I couldn’t stand to see him pain that way. He “missed daddy.” So I gave in, for all the wrong reasons. I gave in. We gave it another go, but you all know how that turned out.  It didn’t. I hoped it would. I really did. I gave it my all, and then some. But, the heart wants what the heart wants and I’d come to the realization that we’d just simply grown apart.

See? What we think is for us, is not always meant for us. The great part about our split, as with Adele, was that we could remain friends and co-parent in such a way that was more fulfilling. We both found love with our own respective partners thereafter, and built a lovely blended family together. Had I decided to fight my way through it, forcing something that I knew wasn’t meant to be, I wouldn’t be here in this period of self-awakening.  He was in my life for a reason. To teach me, all be it through hardship that it’s okay to let go believing that there is always something greater on the other side. 

This brings me to the following point Adele and Oprah make in their conversation, “get over yourself!” “Love yourself for who you are!” Don’t stress over things you can’t control. Stop seeking approval from others. Looking for substance outside of yourself. Is this hitting home? Then you’re right where you need to be. Not hitting home for you but know someone who could benefit from reading this? Well, now you’re well versed in understanding the complexity of being in this space and what you need to do to support a loved one through it. It really is a difficult thing to do, to come to grips with the reality of who we are. When we’ve carried on in life for so long behaving in ways that are pleasing to others. Self-realization is key. 

Adele’s song, “Someone like You,” denotes the lyrics… “Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.” DEEP! I mean, lets peel back the layers of those ten powerful words.  We all want a lifelong love. In fact, if you were that little girl who pictured a fairy tale love, you can relate. The ball gown, the horse and carriage, and the glass slipper. We’ve imagined a world that was clearly out of our reach. We start to have unrealistic expectations of what love should be. What it should look like.  When in actuality, it just wasn’t meant to work out the way we expected. Ever consider that sometimes you force things? How often do you find yourself riddled with anxiety over a relationship that simply doesn’t fit the mold God had intended for you? But you are determined to squeeze your foot into that sparkling glass slipper. Did you ever consider that maybe your approach to that relationship should change? I’m not saying that you should give up any notion of having a relationship with someone you love. But if that someone is not meeting God’s intended purpose for your life, then it’s time to shift the focus.

I, like Adele, realized how much more valuable that partner was to me as a lifetime friend. As a loving partner in raising my child. As a dedicated role model to my son and an example to me as well. That it was okay to let go, and let God. To release so that goodness finds its way to me. To us. Live in your truth. Make the changes you need to in your life and allow yourself to enjoy life to the fullest. This means you have to dig deep down inside and discover your insecurities. Sometimes that also means realizing you have a false sense of self.  Understanding what that means, and how to best approach the discovery process. 

Oprah expressed how it’s always interesting to see when others are willing to speak their truth. Speaking from experience, this is SCARY. But it’s oh so worth it. To know that so many women were liberated just watching! And it was just that… LIBERATING.  For those of us that have made decisions solely for the sake of their kids; who weren’t or aren’t happy; who want to be a better version of themselves for their children; who want to put themselves first; who feel like its selfish to take the step towards self-actualization… JUST DO IT. Do it today. Move towards establishing the life you’ve always envisioned.  If not now, then when?

The moment during the Adele One Night Only concert where the gentleman proposed to his girlfriend… had me in real tears. As I’m sure it did for many of you.  It was the expression of love for me.  The idea that a man would go to the lengths he did to make his revelation of love to the entire world. And in such a way as this. To have had so many influential people witness and feel the love he had for her was truly amazing. This is love! The kind of love that sacrifices. The kind of love that risks. The kind of love that acknowledges and celebrates your small accomplishments. Even when you don’t think they’re that big of a deal. They do. They honor you. They respect you. They cherish you, and aren’t afraid to show the world they do. This… is… love.

Love yourself in the same way. Celebrate yourself, even in the smallest of achievements.  Think that YOU ARE a big deal.  Honor YOURSELF. Respect YOURSELF. Cherish YOURSELF, and don’t be afraid to let the world know you do.

Part Trois

Here we are… on to part Three of this series. What better transitional time than the very week in which we are all counting down to what will be a new beginning. As I write this it is literally 2 days, 25 minutes and 30 seconds until the start of a fresh new year. The year 2022 as we all know it, is a year of expectant anxious disbelief. Disbelief for the state of our nation. Disbelief for the state of our minds. Disbelief for the state of our health, our bodies, our spirits. And so it’s no better time to further explore this topic addressed during the Adele One Night Only interview. One that also pierces our very subconscious about this time of year… body positivity, weight loss, healthy lifestyle, and growth mindset. Divine timing!

It’s at about this number of days left into the year where we all begin to imagine a fresh new start. The beginning we’ve been waiting for. Since mid-way through the year, our plans went awry. As though in our minds we weren’t ready to make that change any of the other 364 days of the year, the countdown to New Year’s Eve makes it real. We realize we’ve either:

  1. Wasted the year frivolously losing control of our health (physical/mental).
  2. Angry that we started the year strong and somehow lost our way.
  3. Coming to terms with the fact that we could have simply done better.

The latter is where we begin to make some progress. Acceptance is the first step to accountability which catapults us into a desire to be better. To do more. To move on those very goals and actually crush them. But you’re not alone here. Discovery Happy Habits reports the following statistics for overall successes/failure rates of New Year’s Resolutions:

Overall success/failure rates

  • According to a 2016 study, of the 41% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, by the end of the year only 9% feel they are successful in keeping them.
  • An earlier study in 2007 showed that 12% of people who set resolutions are successful even though 52% of the participants were confident of success at the beginning.

The overall reason for not having been successful in meeting those resolutions: “setting unrealistic goals.” Read more here https://discoverhappyhabits.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

This is the time that we all begin to plan for our 2022 vision boards. The visualization of our new year being one of the things we look forward to the most. The excitement of imagining all the great things that this fresh start could bring. The places we’ll go. The things we’ll accomplish. The growth we’ll see. All displayed on one big beautiful board. Decorated nicely with bright colors and block letters. Scattered about like a delicate yet powerful portrait of what our life could be in this New Year. All a part of our desire to be better, to do more, to be more… right? The excitement is real. After all, we learn just how powerful manifestation is in our daily life once we dedicate space and time to the very things we want to see for ourselves.

In their interview, Adele and Oprah speak of the discipline it takes to accomplish ones goals.  The hard work that goes into getting ones minds right. How to best kick start a self-care plan. Developing discipline.  And last but not least, thus giving us PURPOSE! Adele goes on to express her views on body positivity.  How it’s not something she struggled with.  I’m sure many of you were shocked to hear this. Like, how could she not be self-conscious having been “heavy”? Aren’t all over-weight people self-conscious? I’m glad she was open about this. Opening our eyes to seeing that you can’t judge a book by its cover. And you certainly can’t make assumptions on how others may be feeling about themselves simply by the way others may deal with a similar way of life.  Adele expresses that she never really saw her weight as a negative aspect of who she was, but that the desire to become a better version of herself came out of wanting more for herself. Using exercise, weight lifting specifically, as a means to increase her endorphins at a time where she was feeling low. This, being the therapy she needed to get through those tough times.

I came across this quote today, “Exercise is the most underused anti-depressant on the planet and it’s free!” Read that again… It truly is. If you’ve had the opportunity to read my health and fitness series, “Issa Fit Life-Series Six” https://issalivestyle.com/2021/07/06/maintenance-its-a-live-style/ you know I speak of this in depth. The way exercise becomes therapy when you need to relieve anxiety. The way it literally melts away all negative energy we carry due to the process of juggling daily life, parenting, and career, among other things that weigh us down. It’s miraculous! When I speak to people about how unhappy they are with their lives, not because of how they look, but more so due to how they feel… it’s unsettling.  So where do you begin? How do you get to the light at the end of the tunnel? The key, as expressed by Adele, is “moving forward with INTENTION.”

A little louder for the people in the back… “MOVING FORWARD WITH INTENTION.”

The very things involved in envisioning through a vision board, affirming through daily affirmations and meditation, through manifesting with our actions… all by moving in purpose and in intention.  Read, “Find Your Light-Series Three” for an in-depth look at just how powerful this can be. https://issalivestyle.com/2021/07/06/maintenance-its-a-live-style/

The reality is this, we can have loads of dreams, ideas, desires, plans, and feel like to some extent we are ready for them.  We must be realistic in seeking those very things. Understanding that the law of attraction is real.  Don’t believe me? Who better to refer to than the King of Kings himself?  The Lord speaks of it in Matthew 7:7-11 where Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

See, we play an active role in this. Though the word tells us to ask, seek, knock… it’s requiring us to MOVE. Whether you’re asking for help, for wisdom, or healing in areas of your life that need to be healed, the first step is knowing that it can be given to you.  Seeking requires intention from us.  There goes that word again. This thing called life is interactive.  So interactive that even the most introverts of introverts are out here “acting” away… moving towards their destiny… living their lives.  All be it at their own pace, in their own way, they are still moving.

Let’s take it a step further. Do you think the plans you desire for your life are yours alone? Do you think YOU came up with the ideas and thoughts you are eager to place on that vision board? The truth is, those things were implanted long ago. The very things you desire for your life had been placed there as a seed of abundance long before you even thought of them.  Scripture shows us just how great God has been in placing that seed in our hearts and minds. While he reassures us through his word,  ”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” –Jeremiah 29:11-13.  Sound familiar? What a way to end the year. With the very scripture that launched this journey. The very bullet journal that sold out during the launch of this platform was a Jeremiah 29:11 prayer journal titled, “He has a plan for me.” (Goosebumps)  FULL CIRCLE MOMENT.

He may not give us everything we desire, for we are “mere mortals” and though sometimes we think what we want is what’s best for us, it is quite the opposite. What he has for us is far more abundant than we could ever think or imagine. A world so full of grace, mercy, and blessings that seems far out of reach to the naked eye in this earthly realm. But in His eyes, it’s a world we were destined to live in.

With that said, I captured from the message of Adele that she was open to experiencing what was in store for her. Knowing that she had to eliminate the things from her life that were holding her back. Speaking to her need to discard old habits that would normally have her overstimulated and not having allowed her to “feel” that which she was supposed to “feel” so that she can heal. And that this healing in turn allowed her to find her way. To find her true self. Yes, this process can be foreign, it can be scary, and it can very well be lonely. But it is in those coping strategies developed through faith, self-love, self-care, and self-realization that we are able to find our way.

So, as you get ready to cut your magazine clippings to envision a 2022 beyond your wildest dreams, remember to let the spirit lead you. Think beyond the material, beyond what YOU would normally pick for yourself. What is HE asking of you in this New Year. What have you been led to as the year has ended that is guiding you in a direction you didn’t see for yourself at the top of 2021? Allow yourself to feel. To do that thing that you know is best for YOU. See it, envision, and celebrate it… because it is already yours!

Part Quatre

2022 couldn’t have come sooner huh? I think we’d all agree. 2020 was rough, and 2021 was brutal. Looking into this New Year somehow we’re filled with hope that things will be better. Different, but better.  We’re hopeful. We lost many people and things in the last year.  Some of us lost our confidence, our spirit, our will to live, some of us lost our faith… temporarily I imagine.  But we quickly learn that for everything there is a season, it says so in the most sacred book of all time. There’s “a time for every activity under heaven… a time to be born… a time to plant and a time to harvest… a time to heal… a time to tear down and a time to build up…a time to cry and a time to laugh… a time to grieve and a time to dance… a time to embrace and a time to turn away…a time to search and a time to quit searching… a time to keep and a time to throw away… a time to tear and a time to mend… a time to be quiet and a time to speak… a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.  One of my all-time favorite scriptures in the Bible.  It is a reflection of the Ying and the Yang of our world as we know it.

Life, we must take it with the good, just as much as the bad.  It took me some time to come to terms with this. The fact that we should be thankful for the bad that comes into our lives, just as much as the good things that we are blessed with.  Let’s look at the state of our nation as it’s currently handling the Coronavirus epidemic.  All over the world there have been mixed emotions about how COVID and its variants have affected us and changed life as we know it.  One thing that has been a commonality within our nation and abroad is the realization that life can change in an instant, and it’s made us truly consider the way we’re living our lives. It’s made us release things that are no longer serving us, and has forced us to make room for the things that will.  Allow me to tie Adele’s final point in here, as she conversed with Oprah on the topic of healing.

During the most tragic of times people started to lean on positive coping mechanisms as a way to deal when our world was flipped upside down. Many people didn’t know where to start.  How to deal with the pain and confusion that came with the abrupt changes we were now all facing. The isolation, the lack of social interaction, the loss of employment, and the health risks.  Just a few of the many challenges we’ve endured.  While many people, myself included, found solace in the one and only source that has helped comfort us in times of need… our faith. Though being faithful in these times has been extremely difficult, it has also been such a source of comfort.  It’s been through these faith-filled moments that many of us have found healing.  Many things we experienced in our childhoods came rising to the surface during this time.  Our insecurities violently rushed to the shore and revealed a side of ourselves we worked so feverishly to conceal.  We then found ourselves filling a void in some unhealthy ways, while also trying to balance our “new normal.”

Adele speaks of the way she had to learn to heal from her childhood traumas in much the same way.  The void she was looking to fill regarding the lack of a relationship with her father ended up manifesting itself in that she began repeating the same behaviors he exhibited.  The very thing that tore them apart.  She realized that the lack of father presence in her life was the culprit for why she wasn’t able to fully love in her own personal relationships with others. Creating a cycle of destruction within herself that she didn’t know was so apparent until she started to notice the same characteristics. 

That outward portrayal of the person she didn’t like but was now becoming. It was all too familiar to her. Those behaviors rearing their ugly faces in her now successful life.  In this moment we saw that no matter how successful we are in life, we are never too far from being broken ourselves. From living a life of gloom in the shadows, when the world around you thinks you’ve got it all together. Those ugly cry moments we sometimes have in our showers in the comfort of our own self-pity because even there the tears aren’t visible… they’re just another drop of water running down your face. We get all too accustomed to this until one day we say… ENOUGH.

Adele expresses how she refused to stay in that place. Refused to wallow in her own self-pity. Refused to be a victim of circumstance. A victim of the “fatherless child” syndrome all too many of us have been tagged with. The club no one ever really wants to belong to. But, we’re dealt that hand.  It’s in this moment you take a stand just as Adele did, to rise above your situation.  Doing this opens up a wave of emotions you initially aren’t ready for. This is where the enemy gets busy.  Where the negative voices in your head start to creep in. Where the self-doubt rears its ugly head. This my lovelies is when you fight the hardest! When you show ‘em what you’re made of. When you rise to the occasion, and all the self-worth, self-value, self-love become the antidote to the negative energies that are trying to overtake your spirit. 

This is the place my friends where you start to love yourself more than you ever have before. When you’re seeing growth in areas you didn’t even know existed. When as the word says, you develop “eyes that see and ears that hear.” Proverbs 20:12 Now you spot the foolishness from miles away. You can now find love, see clearly, be positive, because you my dear have found yourself!  You now have such clarity even you are astonished. You develop a clear understanding for what you want out of life. You see the battles forging around you and yet you are as cool as a cucumber. You’ve now become the real life version of the meme of Kermit the Frog sipping tea, cause guess what? It’s none of your business.  https://makeameme.org/meme/the-worlds-falling-0id5qx  

You’ve now entered the relationship of all relationships. The one and only true love you’ve been waiting for. The person you’ve be searching for all your life. The one who will treat you like you want to be treated, comforted the way you want to be comforted, pampered the way you want to be pampered.  That person is now YOU. You are indestructible. No one can break you. No one can instill fear in you. No one can move you. No one can touch your spirit of positivity. You are now floating in a cloud of self-empowerment. Now THAT_IS_THE_PLACE_TO_BE!  You know what to take in and what to release. What you allow to enter your life and what you block like a defensive lineman.

The sky is the limit when you’ve reached this point of no return.  You’re aware now. Aware of your power, your gifts, and of your tolerance levels. And you’re also realistic. You know now that things will happen in life that you have no control over.  Just as Adele so eloquently expressed in her interview, you sit with it. Sit with all of it. In that space where all the madness unfolds. You feel it, and you realize you don’t like it there.

You now have one of two choices.

Number One: You wallow in it. In the full stink of it. The stench of it will consume you. Your clothes start to stick to your body. You’re sitting in that place so long you don’t even smell the reeking odor any longer.  You and the grime are now one.  You can be comfortable in that space, OR…

Number Two: You pull yourself out of it. You pick yourself up off that sticky crummy floor. You dust yourself off, you soak in a nice warm soapy bath sprinkled with rose petals. Surrounded by white candles in the most lavish of ways. You rise above it! Newly refreshed. So fresh and so clean. The aroma is inviting.

You’re ready to take on the world and everything that comes with it, but NOW with a new attitude. Now, nothing can touch you. In fact, you begin to find the humor in things. Your joy is undeniable.

THAT IS WHERE YOU LIVE! And you stay there. Vowing to not let anything disturb that peace. Pledging to yourself in the most official of ways as if you were pledging to a sorority of sorts… your very own. The Sorority of ONE.  Where all that matters is that you are the son/daughter of the most High, and that you are indestructible, untouchable, undeniable, and highly favored.

Such is the message that leads us to the start of what promises to be a year filled with love, gratitude, joy, peace, favor, abundance, prosperity, fruitfulness, unity, health, and faith.

And so it is! As is so articulately expressed by one of my favorite spiritual teachers, “And so it is” carries the meaning of it is done or amen. When in affirmative prayer you have a realization that what you’re praying for you already have within your consciousness you end by saying And So It Is! Then you walk in the feeling that it is so and watch it manifest.-Michael Bernard Beckwith

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I couldn’t have imagined a better start to a New Year, and end to such a powerful Series. Truly divine timing.

I hope this touched you in the most profound way; elevated you; and struck you like a bolt of lightning. Go on now, be great, be blessed, and cheers to an abundant and prosperous 2022!

As always, meet me here… same time and same place, as we continue to explore new and elevating topics of discussion.  Feel free to interact with me through this platform or via social media on topics you’d be interesting in reading about into this New Year.  As always, yours truly… Lin Green.

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