I had an outstanding January, filled with the firy energy of change in the right direction. My words for the year are Foundation & Flight (for even birds have trees). And my mission is Enterprise.
In one month, I had the privilege to speak with not one but TWO professional life & business coaches! Speaking with a professional coach is clutch because when discussing life goals with family or friends, they are usually stuck advising you through emotions, fears, and what they already know about you. But a coach can speak objectively with concern for your strengths, and really keep in mind the end game.
These two conversations, covering just 2.5 hours out of the entire month, have effectively brain fkd me, and I’m so so glad they did…
First was Camille Williams, a powerful and experienced woman who is worthy of worship and praise. She didn’t coddle me, or try and sell me any “Dream the impossible dream” bullshit…just straight-no-chaser direction to help me clarify and plan my life for success today and outstanding awesomeness tomorrow. She’s basically Ron Rivera, and now I’m Cam Newton. (That’s a Superbowl reference!)
The second was James Cunnings-Bishop, a Tony Robbins coach. Our 30 minutes turned into 60, and the instructions he gave were very useful. In consideration of my business goals, he asked a very powerful question –
“Who will you be when you are successful?”
What power, to visualize myself as what I want to be. I saw myself as bright, and smiling! Lots of yellows, and big hair (LOL) I felt that I was a person that gave more Love in the world. In fact, I share more of everything – more of gifts, my time, my money, my love. And in this imagined state of my future giving self, I could feel my chest open.
I like this version of me, because as I use of my gifts, I earn the income that allows me to live an increasingly generous life. It’s like a cycle of spiritual awesome.
After I jumped off of the call with James, and started the 15 minute walk down Auburn Ave. to the dentist. I never take this walk for granted, because I walk past MLK, Jr.’s home, Ebenezer Baptist, and his final resting place (with Queen Coretta).
I was standing on the corner of Auburn and Boulevard, waiting on the light to turn, when I look across and see my godsister, a daughter of Yemonja.
What are the odds!? At this very moment on this very corner, to cross paths with someone I know and love. I live for these sorts of happenings – had I stopped to change shoes before leaving the house, we would have missed each other.
We were so excited when we recognized each other! I wait on my corner to greet her, and she becomes ecstatic –
“I can’t believe this! I just can’t! You have no idea what I was just thinking!”
And then she begins to cry…
“You just have no idea! I was thinking how I miss Iya (our godmother), and our god family, and everything…and here you are! You just have no idea!”
Tears are falling from her eyes now, and her face is red. And I’m standing there, grateful and in shock…because I’d just imagined myself living a life where being who I sincerely am and walking my path in life grants me the opportunity to serve more and more people.
Even if that’s just a world where, today, I am a young priestess today, and seeing me on a corner at a serendipitous moment is enough to minister to a mother, and bring tears to her eyes.
The name of my new home, my temple, is The Light House. And I can’t wait to give refugee and light for those in need, looking for a safe place to feed their spirits.