by Etecia Brown
We are the creators of our own destiny. We have to optimize our human potential by actually visualizing what we want and believing in that. Not just material things like, "I want a new jacket", but also things that we can not hold in our hands or touch. When we wake up in the morning usually we just go into the day, let the day shape our mood, i.e. when someone asks "did you have a good day?". However, if we begin our day with our intentions set that we begin to shape our moods and attitudes about our experiences so we approach them with a bit more clarity, commitment, openness, and calmness. My intention today is to be vibration. To radiate with affective energy that awakens my body and touches others, consistent. I believe many things are possible but one thing I know for sure is that we are not islands onto ourselves, in other words, I need you, you need me, we need the plants, the animals, etc. We are all so very interconnected even in the most basic way. For example, water travels all around the world; through lakes, rivers, streams, bays, oceans and we consume that water just as other animals and insects consume water. We are made up of 70% water.Everything living on earth is connected in simply that way, everything on earth therefore in a way is moving through you. Furthermore, just as the stars are made up of materials that are night quite earthly, we have stars in us, literally. We have the same not quite earthly material that is apart of our organic makeup. When we die that same material doesn't die. It is not from this place. Stars are energy. Energy is transferred. The energy from our ancestors has been passed down through us. We are vessels for their hopes and dreams differed. We are the also the stars that will guide our seven generations in the future. Again, we are not alone. Compassion means to suffer-with. When you get goosebumps from a song, or cry from a photo or video segment on the news, or you stare deeply into an old artifact. We are showing compassion, we are connecting. Our bodies crave connection. Release negativity out of your body through deep breathing, yoga, meditation, crying, sweating, laughing. If you do not release that energy will create blockage and manifest itself in the form of headaches, cramps, diabetes, hypertension, aches, etc. Be intentional, remember to be in your body, but let your mind be free. Flourish.