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The Gig is Up! Just Say Thank You!

Good Morning Y’all! There’s a song by the Williams Brothers that says, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.” That’s the way we were taught to think in church. “Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought.” But it doesn’t say put yourself down or be a nobody.But so many people resonate with thinking humility means to put yourself down. When someone sings well and you compliment them, they say “It’s all Him and not me.” I say the gig is up! Just say thank you and go on! It’s good to give thanks unto God but when someone compliments you on what they already know God has given you, it is a slap in the face for you to say “It wasn’t me”. As to say that you don’t know how to use what God has blessed you with. He has to come and take over because you’re not a good steward of your talent. I say, the gig is up! Just say thank you. It’s time to stop putting yourself down and stand in your own power! I will always be SOMEBODY telling everybody about the power within us given by God that can change you and you alone! Change the way you think and believe, you will change your life! Others can only be changed when they change their thinking as well, but that’s not your work. #elevateyourmind

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Just Saying. . .

If you pray to God for an answer and the answer given is not based in love, you probably need to go  back pray again. God can’t step outside of love. God is love. Causing hurt to others is not love. People talk about blessings and curses coming out of the same mouth but the cuss words we use now weren’t even in existence when the bible was written. They didn’t even speak English. To me this scripture refers to love and hate coming out our mouths. The bible also talks about being lukewarm . It says the God would rather us be Hot or Cold. So I’m gongho for LOVE! Lord let me an instrument of your LOVE!

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Sinking

I have to pull over. I was driving and I started thinking of all the things that seem to be going wrong. I know that I can create the environment I want by thinking thoughts of joy and love and peace  by thinking thoughts of joy and love and peace. However an overwhelming sadness and feeling of depression came over me. Reminding me that this is the way things are for you Kyri. Get over it. You will always give and give and give yourself til you’ve given out and nothing will come back to you. You will always be one paycheck away from being homeless. You will always separated from who you truly are. You never develop the type of deep friendships and relationships you desire. Your bank account will always be in the negative. This is your life. . . Things will not workout for you no matter how close you get.

I wish I could say I closed my eyes and came with an affirmation that made me feel better but I can’t. That’s why I had too pull over. My wouldn’t let me. It kept saying Kyri your life hasn’t changed a bit you are still right where you don’t want to be. You’re making a little more money your mindset is still the same. You are still scared and timid. You are still taking the safe way out, too scared to take a chance, still going with the path of lease resistance, still starting things and never finishing. I was having trouble seeing as I felt chest pains. So had to pull over.

Lesson: All the affirmations in the world won’t help if you are not going within your mind to learn from  your thoughts.

Instead of fighting these thoughts, I decided to go on and have them. It’s an ugly, unhappy place to be but I feel like I needed this today. The bible says think soberly, so I realize that I am not where I thought I was. However, I do see the growth because before I would’ve shut down laid over bed and cried and cried. But I don’t like crying. I feel like exploring deeper into my thoughts and why in the last 16 years of my life, I have repeated the 2001 over and over and over again? What can do to break the cycle? I moved to  Louisville but it seems I’m still in the cycle the track just got bigger. I have a lot of work to do.  Changing your thoughts is not easy but today I’m up for the challenge!

 

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Goals Hmmmm?

Hello Everybody! I stayed up almost all night! My mind simply would not let me go to sleep! Every time I tried something would pop up! LOL! Needless to say I’m just waking up from going to bed at 8 o’clock this morning. I heard Les Brown mention that, “Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss. Most people fail in life because they aim to low and hit.” This send chills through my body. I thought about all the times when I was young I always said to myself; “If I could just get a good job”. “I can’t wait to be a teacher. That’s a good job” Now my dream came true, so now what? I do love teaching but still feel as if there has to be more. So I started writing and publishing my children’s book which I love because I’m teaching just in form of a story. I want to be like Dr. Seuss. Almost every school-aged child has read one or more of his books! Which is how I want Demby’s Playful Parables to be. I love getting stories from students and or their parents that say, “I am doing better in school since I learned to Stop, Think and Breathe and Make the Right Choice” I love to hear children singing it all that time and using it on each other as well as their parents and / or teachers. LOL!! My Students use it on me all the time! Only recently I started to think that maybe I could make a full time career out of selling my stories. I’m sitting here reading the success story of an online entrepreneur and he talked about making ten million dollars a year but being bored with that and feeling lost because that was his goal in life. He didn’t really know what to do. So like Louise Hay says, “The point of power is always in the present moment” He set his  goal to $100 million. I’m sure he’ll reach that too and have to set a new goal! The point is when we are young everybody tells us to set goals, but they never tell us that it is our mind that puts on the limits.  Now granted we should be sober in our thinking. I don’t we can grow wings and fly like a bird just by thinking about it but we determine how our life will be and how far our passion will take us.

As I was reading the story from the online entrepreneur, I was thinking to myself. “Naw I don’t need 10 million that’s too much. All I need is a million that would be enough for me.” There I was reading about someone went far beyond his goal in life and I’m limiting my own self. I’m aiming too low and I’ll hit. Then what? There already enough naysayers around, I most certainly don’t need to be one. My prayer today is Lord take away these self limiting beliefs and create in me a clean heart that is open to the Totality of Possibility (also came from Louise Hay. . . . I love that lady)

Dream Big! there’s no sense in dreaming small. I see myself living in abundance doing what I love to do.  Bob Proctor says, ” I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities through multiple sources on a continuous basis!”  The Bible says

John 10:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  That means everything to me. Because my fear of riches stems from being like Ebenezer Scrooge, rich and lonely.   That’s not wealth at all. Abundant Life is having wealth in money and in life! I’m setting my goals high!

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Blame

Blame is the worst enemy of all humankind. I believe it is truly our enemy! Anytime you find some reason, other than yourself,  for something failing or not going well, you are headed down the wrong road! Christians always talk about how powerful God is but they will be the first ones to say, “The school have gone down because “They” took prayer out of the schools” Well I want to know who took it out of their homes? The prayers of the righteous availeth much, so it doesn’t matter where you pray; God can still move in that situation. There’s no way our society can be going down, if everybody is praying as much as they say they are. Moses was only one person and after he talked to God, he changed the course of history for a whole nation. He could have simply blamed “Them” for the way things were; but he chose to follow God’s plan and make a difference. This is why I feel that there is should a great falling away from the church. (Just my opinion) You can’t tell me about this Powerful, Almighty God that can’t do anything. . . .  Hmmm does that even make sense. Now the church is blaming Obama and the government, but they should be looking at themselves. Just like when I’m in my classroom. If a lesson doesn’t go right or the students become sorely off-task, I can only look within and take responsibility. I try not spread blame to others or myself, only responsibility. It’s either my mental state or my lack of planning that set this behavior in motion. Let’s stop the blaming and start taking responsibility! Likewise that black community has blamed whites for years for their failures. We can only allow the responsibility to fall on us. There is no way that we can live if we expect and / or feel entitled to handouts. Expecting someone to pay you back for all the pain you experience, is not going to create a positive life. As you can see through present news reposts and social media post. The “Black” community is falling apart at an alarming rate. Everybody keeps saying “Black lives Matter” to try to get other races to see the importance. We as blacks have to make Black lives matter to us first. The only way to do that is to forget about the past and live in the present moment. Do not allow what happened to someone years ago dictate the way you live today. Have you ever notice that when you expect some to be prejudice to you, they are? Every time you say “They” won’t let us do this or that, you give whoever “they” are more power. We have spent years and years and years of blame which has created this generation we have now! Let’s take responsibility and speak the world that we want and stop talking about the world we don’t. The next time you hear a believer talking about how bad the world is, just stop them in their tracks and say “God is Big and he can move and make changes from anywhere. So let’s start praying and speaking over this generation right now!” In the Bible all it took was one that was righteous to save a whole city so why can we overpower “they”? If God be for us, who can be against us! The Church will not move any further than it has moved nor will the Black Community move any further as long we are blaming without rather than looking within! (I’m really sorry if words were spelled wrong and grammatical errors were made. This is just a weary rant after hearing somebody say the President Obama was bringing the country down because the government has asked schools to have transgender bathrooms. So I’m apologizing now for any of that stuff but not for what I’m saying). How can the church be so powerful but yet so weak? Does anybody understand what I’m talking about. If the church would stand together every elected official a believer. In turn every law enacted would be from the standpoint of a believer. Where did “they” come from anyway?  Probably the church! What do we stand for in the church? What do we allow and call it outreach? I think the last Gallup Poll said church goers make up at least 50% of the U.S. population, so why doesn’t the church have the power to change these laws and create the type of Country they want? We spend so much time talking about what’s wrong with the world and our country because “them” instead using our power of life that is in our tongue! From here on out speak and spread LOVE!!!!