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[Long post]
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The more I do the work, the more I realize the importance of being self-centered.
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Not in the negative way that I have been or have witnessed
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Contrarily, I find that I must be centered in myself before going outward
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It is imperative that I:
• be willing to hold up the mirror and/or look into the mirror that is held up for me
• be willing to stand in integrity with myself
• be honest with myself
• own my judgments, feelings, beliefs and projections
• be willing to see my actions in the situation without taking anything personally
• be willing to forgive myself
• be willing to love the unlovable parts of myself
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When I have done these things, then I can witness my thoughts. When I can bare witness to my thoughts then I am more aware of what I say and do. This is the way I seek to live in my highest good. This is the way I choose to be in the world. When I am this way, I am healing and holding space for healing. When I am this way I am modeling interaction and connectivity w/ others. When I am this way I am attracting what I desire and what I need to evolve. When I am this way, the fruits of the labor begin to show up ripe and in due season in the outer world.
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Text in the graphic is my modification of The Vaca Sutta Fivefold Test.
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*Swipe Left ⬅️ @reallycourtney @ruach.or.midvar
@nicholeelizabethdemere (not pictured)shared the most beautiful group tarot reading with the @dust2onyxtarot tarot deck while @ellelle.production filmed more of the #PBS #WEDUArtsPlus documentary.
A wonderfully insightful group reading that felt very vulnerable yet safe.
We all used our own deck and the Dust II Onyx spread to see what our focus should be on this year.
Really looking forward to doing more of these. 💜🌌🔮💜
#floridafilm #womeninfilm #ladyboss#rokinon #xeen #GH4 #artist #publicmedia #tarot #inclusivity #representation #magic #wisdom #tampa #blackwomenmedia #tarotreadersofinstagram #blackwomeninart
#melanatedtarot #heartfelt #emotional #2018goals
#RP @nicholeelizabethdemere
@dust2onyxtarot

And then she learned to smile…
A real smile…
Showing her teeth…
😁
“Oh Miss Ciely, you gotsa pretty smile.”
–Shug Avery

I am honored to be included and relative to this phenomenal group of magical BEings! Celebrating ALL of us. •
#RP @dust2onyxtarot
😍😍😍😍 @ellelle.production Had a great time filming these magical ladies for an upcoming segment on #WEDUArtsPlus #PBS featuring @dust2onyxtarot ..
So much insight, creativity, and beauty in these women. 
@reallycourtney
@purplehairandconverse (me) @ruach.or.midvar 
@queenofex #floridafilm #womeninfilm #ladyboss#rokinon #xeen #GH4 #artist #publicmedia #tarot#inclusivity #representation #magic #wisdom #tampa

The messages have come through this week:

Saddown…as in have several👉🏾 💺✔
Listen 👂🏾👂🏾✔
Balance 🎚🎚🎚✔
Growth 🌱🌱🌱✔
Maturity 👶🏾👧🏾👩🏾👵🏾✔
Renewal ♻♻♻✔ What used to work… May not work anymore… Look back at it in gratitude for making you (me) solid.
#Ambition
#Wisdom
#WorkWerkWerqWirkWurkWurq
#MeditationsForWomenWhoDoTooMuch and Men Too
#DoingTheMost
#DailyMeditations
 #Meditation
 #MomentOfZen
#TurningIn
 #TuningIn
#InwardJourney
#mindfulness
#InnerPeace
#ColorTherapy #ColorPsychology
#Green
Balance x Growth x Harmony x Heart x Renewal 💚💚💚

BECOMING/ACCEPTANCE
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” Madeline L’Engle
Life is a process. We are a process. Everything that has happened in our lives has happened for a reason and is an integral part of our becoming.
One of the challenges of our lives is to integrate the pieces of our lives as we live them. It is sometimes tempting to try to deny huge periods of our lives or forget significant events, especially if they have been painful. To try to rase our past is to rob ourselves of our own hard-earned wisdom.
There is not a child or an adolescent within us. There is a child or adolescent who has grown into us.
When we realize that among the most important strengths that we bring to our work are the life experiences we have had and the ages we have been, maybe we will not resent getting older.
MY WISDOM emerges as I accept and integrate all that I have been and all that has happened to me.
#Morning #TeaAndFruit #Ritual #YogiTea #Love #Becoming #Acceptance #Greatness #GettingOlder #Growth #Process #Integration #Acceptance #Wisdom #Meditation #MomentOfZen