You Are Enough

Everybody in this world has their own unique thing to offer to the world. You are not other people. You are you. Embrace that and learn to love whoever that person is. Raise your vibration. Celebrate that very thing and the valuable differences in yourself and in those around you.

We are all pieces of the same puzzle and here to help walk eachother home. Don’t compare your chapter one with somebody else’s chapter 10. Don’t hate on others that have more than you or that are not like you. Don’t do that. Don’t try to pull them out of their glory. Learn from them. Perhaps you should allow their example to pull you in a different direction of your own. Recognize the people that are in your path and that will pull, push, support or inspire you into a new or better direction on your own path.

Steer clear of those that attempt to diminish or condescend you. Let go of people that consciously and purposely try to discourage you or pull or push you away from the path from where you are content in your soul and where you shine. Pay attention to your energy around different individuals. Stand firm in where you sit and own that. You should never allow anybody to be cruel to you or attempt to lower your vibration, take your value away or allow them to be a toxic being to your situation and/or divine solution.

We should build eachother up and coexist in love. Anything else is energy and time wasted. Let people be people and learn to be happy with wherever you sit. You alone are an incredible force. Utilize that awareness wisely, consciously and on purpose and you will find that there is so much in life to be grateful and inspired for. Live and let live. You are love and I love you. That is what we are by nature and deserve nothing less. If you feel anything less than that, identify and deal with the root of that cause and let it go. Keep it moving. You do not have to hold on to that. Choose better and you will allow yourself for better things to make their way in.

The Present Is a Gift

What is it that I want? I want everything I already have. I claim it, own it and what is mine belongs to me. My intangibles are priceless and I want for nothing. I am blessed and grateful for my children, my life and the people in it-even for the ones that saw their way out by natural selection. I love and embrace myself and the personal attributes that I possess. I am comfortable in my own skin and in my shadow. I live for the light, the dark, my lessons and personal journey.

What do I miss? Absolutely nothing. There is a difference between occassional nostalgia, remembering past times and latching on to or remaining stuck in and/or by the certainty of what happened in the past. Live for today, what you have now and in the moment you have now. It is all you have with certainty. The past is history. The future is in the hands of your thoughts, intent and sheer imagination. Expect wonderful things.

Amen. Namaste.

I hate to be THAT guy but….nevermind. Do you want to know what? Today I am going to tell you how I turned over a new leaf and really started working on and practicing what I preach. God loves us and in Jesus name I pray for all of us, including the people that I have a mutually and reciprocal, dislikeable and disagreeable unrelationship with. I think I just made up some words there in an improper sentence. Amen.

Now, please don’t bow out now or shun me because I just used the words “God” and “Jesus” among witnesses. I am not a “holy roller bible thumper”. Hah. I just labeled myself in third person. But really, I am far from the most holy. I was raised Christian/Lutheran but I have also found relevance in the things I have read and discovered through Wiccan, Buddhist, Atheist, Baptist, Evangelical, Catholic and Muslim beliefs. It is ALL relevant. The more I make the effort to understand rather than judge things outside the belief system that was thrown at me without my request, the more I want to learn even more.

That being said, I try to do better with myself in different ways from one day to the next and I just wanted to throw those cards on the table and make it a point to say that it is never too late to ask for/accept your savior. Ask for forgiveness and mercy. Love yourself, make peace with others and do better with and for yourself in whatever that means to you on your terms.

I apologize to anybody I have hurt emotionally or spiritually attacked, harmed, bullied, ignored or abandoned in my life. Past, present and future. I hope you can forgive me. I forgive you. And I am going to do better for myself and everybody around me because I CAN and because I just made that choice. Lately, I repeat this choice day after day. Do better. That is your JOB. In the name of the Father, the son and the holy spirit. World without end. Amen.

This is the best way I know how to pray for all of us. So, I can only hope I am using the right words. I have a huge heart with pure intent despite my reactive actions and reactions sometimes. I stand somewhere in between so many accomplishments and things that I am proud of and so many things that I regret and that I am ashamed of. But aren’t most of us?

I think it is time to let go of and forgive yourself for any negative baggage that leaves you clinging to a bad version of your past. God forgives you if you will allow for that. So please, forgive yourself. Cherish the good times and keep pushing forward. We are all a work in progress. Know, learn or accept that so that everything good that is FOR you, will fall upon your path. Do not create blocks for yourself. Open your mind and heart and just go with the flow. I am allowed to say that with “experience and qualification” because I am a living testament of this and can base this on a very real spiritual experience and path that I am on. I have never felt more at peace and whole within myself in my whole life up until I started applying this mindset to my life. The transition has been far from pretty and perfect. But I wouldn’t change any of it because of where I am at today and how I feel about myself in my heart of hearts. Nobody is perfect. We all know that and we are all walking around in sin every day. That was the human design after all, wasn’t it? But it is certainly not how God wanted it. Whatever “God” means to you, I hope your God is of love, light, mercy, forgiveness and truth. Mine is. And to anybody that hasn’t found that solace in the cold, dark world that it seems we live in at times, I pray that you find and come to this “source”- God.

I hope that nobody is offended by how I chose to express this at this time. If I have offended anybody, I am truly sorry. I can only speak and interpret what I am personally aware of in my own, individual consciousness and subconsciousness.

People always talk about how the things you should never discuss is religion and politics. I do not buy into religion or politics and I never really have to be quite honest with you. The things we need to start “buying into” or “investing into” are ourselves and each other from the present time and moving forward and fuck all the rest. The rest is history as far as I am concerned. If we start living in the NOW, we will realize that we are history in the making. We are the future. And I’m sorry but, that has not yet been written. So let’s change up the dialogue for a greater good. We are all here- right here and right now-in the present. Make the present a gift because well, it IS. I just think we forget about that sometimes.

We are here to help walk each other home at the end of the day. We should be loving one another and celebrating our lives that we should be so grateful to be living. We should be celebrating our individual success along with the success of the masses of brothers and sisters among us regardless of whatever chosen path each individual decides to follow. People should feel at ease doing what makes them happy and people should not feel so closed off, weak and/or weird for wanting to be and show love, kindness, compassion and understanding to other people. Being patient and vulnerable are virtues that I believe almost everybody on this planet is starving, aching or wishing for.

The way I am speaking to these things should be the “norm” folks. Why have we been programmed to become so desensitized and cold to all the commonalities of a very messed up human condition that we all witness and have in our hands? Seriously. Where is the love? Have you noticed the state of affairs we are in as the planet we all live on? How much worse does the suffering have to get?

But also, even outside the scope of me wanting to see things be a little more all the “lovey dovey”, I want to say that it’s alright if you are more comfortable when you keep to yourself and you want to stay away from or out of the “masses”. It is alright if for whatever reason you cannot, will not or do not want to express how you really feel about things. I cannot say that I would blame you one bit for that. I am sure there is a very valid reason for that and to take that further, I’m sure that if I knew the reason, I would not be surprised at all by all the pain you must have endured in your life experience to get you to the point where you feel completely closed off from the world. I know the feeling because I have been there many times myself.

The world that we live in has been so harsh and it has made people lose faith in other human beings. We have devolved as a human race and society as a whole has become so disjointed, disconnected, jaded and mistrusting of one another. It’s like the world doesn’t even know what our people should be anymore It is sad, really. I think everybody can coexist just the way that they are among one another. As long as we are not harming or hurting anybody else is what is important. And also, as long as we remind ourselves that we should be living without judgment. And nobody should ever have to live in fear. Yet, here we all are. I know that it has taken almost an eternity for things to get to where they are now. But what about now and moving forward into the future? I believe changes can be made now to build a better tomorrow. It is a huge job but fundamentally speaking, should be an easy job if everybody did their part to simply live as decent human beings and leave the rest up to the REAL boss who is bigger than any of us put together-as one. Wow, did I digress.

Now, laying off the spiritual talk and on some real talk, whatever somebody else is doing is really none of your business. You do you and let other people do them-provided nobody is being harmed or getting hurt. Make it count. It’s pretty black and white if you ask me. On another level, if you are a bored, under-stimulated, busy body gossip king or queen and all up in somebody else’s business and you “say” it is out of “genuine concern” for them or their well-being or you say that “you only want what is best for them”, or whatever (you get the gist), quit lying and actually PROVE IT. Quit shit talking, adding to their problems and instead, be a part of their solution. Can you support and get down with that? If you think somebody is lost or hurting or trying to find their way, for Christ’s sake, help them do better or else, shut the hell up and mind your own business. Do something conducive with yourself rather than beating down somebody else that has probably already felt down in defeat. You feel me?

So let’s try this again. Let’s go to work. That is our job. That’s how God would’ve wanted it. Trust that. I am not wrong. Go live your best life now and whatever that means to YOU. Make it a great day one day at a time. Nobody ever succeeded at anything without failing and making lots of mistakes along the way. That’s just the way it is. You’re welcome.

Now, everybody go be nice and go after everything you want out of life. It is never too lateπŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ‘½πŸ˜πŸ€©. Sending good vibes, hugs and kisses and all that good stuff. Nothing but love, peace and harmony. Cheers! NAMASTE.

IMERICA

P. S. I really need a publisher or something. Can somebody else edit this? Spread the word. I’ve always been told I “talk too much” and that I am “too verbose”. I’ll work on that. LOL. Wow. Deep breathe Erica. Let’s do this.

IMERICA WORLDWIDE

IN OTHER WORDS, THIS IS HOW I’M USING MY BLOG.


Dear Folks,

I just wanted to let you know (in case I haven’t told you numerous times already), that shit just got real in my life and in my world and I am no longer choosing to hold back and hide from the world who I am as a person anymore. You only live once. I embody a lot of things. And it isn’t all rainbows and sunshine all the time. Nothing is. I ask that you accept me for who I am just as I accept you for who you are. I am open to hear anybody out as long as it is without judgment or bashing or diminishing of my character. I have endured enough of that in my life and I do not make it common practice to do the same and return the favor to other people. That’s not what I want so that’s not what we are doing. Don’t waste my time.

I am about contributing to and finding solutions for problems- not making them worse. Despite any outward appearance or the fact that I may come off as abrasive, consider the actuality and reality that I am taking the time to bother making the effort to share these words because I actually care. I have a shit ton of heart and dedication to the things I am passionate about. Therefore, I am allowed say things like “shit” or “hey moron” and should be able to do so without people getting butt hurt. You should hear how people talk to ME and the bullshit that I put up with from people! I am very lenient and forgiving in nature, though. So let’s just cut the bullshit and get right down to it. You want to know why? Because we have serious work to do. And by work, I mean REAL work. It is a soul thing-an inside job. Understand?

That being said, I got to this place and I am here because it is what I am ready for and I can handle whatever gets thrown at me as a result. Believe me. I am fully prepared for people to be human so hard the way that people do. I’ve been observing things and people for years assessing all the realities, circumstances, reactions, responses and injustices and NOTHING surprises me anymore. It is sadly predictable. But I am working AGAINST that grain. Just so we are clear. Loud and clear.

I am not offended at all nor do I take it personal if you disagree with the things that I say or the way I do things. Never in a million years could I genuinely understand your perspective and what makes you perceive things the way that you do through your lenses. I’m worried about keeping my OWN sight focused on my prize and standing firm in doing what I feel I need to do. And I am sorry but nobody gets to tell me otherwise. I am doing me and I encourage you to do you, too WITH AN OPEN MIND. That is the key here. Keep an open mind.

I don’t have time to try on your glasses or wear them for any length of time. However, please speak up if I hurt you in some way. I’m not here to do that. If I speak to something that triggers pain, hurt or an unbearable emotional response in you, please speak up and I can work to correct it or perhaps we can talk through it. NO discussion is off the table for me. It is what I like to do. I am certainly not here to hurt anybody. I simply want to voice my truth in the way I see things and I am not wrong for that. Nobody is. I quite like my lenses and glasses the way that they fit me.

Thank you! I love you. Love yourself. And maybe try to love me, too. Love never hurt anybody. And we are just getting started here. Nice to meet you. My name is Erica.

IMERICA

I RISE. YOU RISE. WE RISE. ARISE. WE GOT NEXT.

In reality and during the end times of the death of my ego, I offered myself salvation. I was saved by tapping into my source God and I was alone. I am whole alone. I learned how to love myself without an attachment to another being. I now stand in strength, not fear.

Now, I am ready to offer my cup to the world. I am ready to meet my person and my people. I want to be used to help my person and my people. So please use me! I am a wealth of my own unique gifts. If you want or need something, ask me. Talk to me about stuff that matters. That is what I do best. I want to see everybody including myself being shiny, happy and successfully thriving and I want to connect.

My wish upon a star my whole life has been to simply be happy and be loved. I mean, doesn’t everybody want that in some way, shape or form? I am able to best accomplish that through and of love for myself first. By virtue of that in which I practice, it makes me “qualified” to do that for other people. I love people and I am very giving or my essence in spirit. That shit is priceless. I am that “good guy” but I am also that wolf that will go for the jugular for anybody and anything that I love. I would fight for it and I would die for it. Have you ever loved anything so much that you would die for it?

I stand in my own corner, fee firmly planted but with the grip of loose hands. I do not cling or attach to things of the egotistical or material world as those things are all temporary and you should never let those things control you otherwise, those things will now hold the key to your happiness and as we know with temporary things, they can be gone just like that. I stand for a lot and I stand firmly planted in my ROOTS. I can stand in yours, too. I fight for what I love therefore, I will fight for you and for all of us, too. I think therefore I AM. And I am one hell of a a manifestor of my own creations in life.

I cannot wait to see what orbital will manifest now that I am ready and prepared to find myself in another person and in other people. Have you ever heard the saying that we are all one and that we mirror the world around us? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Hallelujah. Can I get an AMEN?

I expect wonderful things out of myself and from you, too. I know what I want. I know where I want to be. And I am firm on what my idea of happy means. I beat myself up. I have criticized myself so hard. I have always been my own worst critic. But instead of waiting for the opportunity of change to fall into my lap, I chose to take action instead and claimed my own power and control over my own circumstances. I learned how to embrace, love and forgive myself. That is where it all needs to start-within. Until then, we cannot make effective changes in the world around us. We should never look outside of ourselves for anything because it all lies within. We each hold our own individual, proverbial keys. That is called our purpose. We work TOGETHER to co-create and “PRO”-create like the pro’s.

If you seek that wholeness or happiness in another person or thing whether that be a job, money, person, place or thing rather than from within, your cup will always seem half empty and that it because, like I mentioned before, it can easily be taken away from you if you give somebody else the key to your happiness or you rely on material or superficial things of the ego for your cup to be full. I hope you are following me here and I’m not losing you.

Live for being eternal rather than temporary and fleeting. I can HOLD your key as long as you do not forget that you ARE the owner of your key and the domain to your own heart and soul. That is how you keep your heart and soul cup full and never empty. I accept and stand firm in that perspective. It is my choice and way of thinking. We all have that choice. We purposely and intentionally choose how we react and perceive. I’m glad I figured it out and I am also here to help. I got next. You’re welcome.

IMERICA

Focus On You and What You Must Do

Toxic does not agree with most people. It comes in many different forms. It isn’t a good look. When you have varying types of nothing but garbage piling up in one can, it is obvious why the only thing that will come out of the can is…….you guessed it! Garbage.

One thing I’ve learned is that I cannot force the wisdom I have gained from some tough experiences upon someone else to see things my way. Another person may be going through something similar that I’ve already gone through but their lesson or purpose of said experience may not be for the same lesson, reason or purpose that it was for me. The fact that I made it through some sort of struggle and learned something for myself does not negate the fact that someone else will still have to live out their own experience as they see it. I cannot “save” them or speed the healing process up for them. I am only in control of my reaction to their situation. They will have to throw the book of judgment at it on their own and learn the lesson at their own pace.

For most people, individual perception is reality. We could be experiencing something as a lesson, to grow in some way or we may be a stepping stone or lesson or purpose for someone else. Live and let live. Connect with others and share your stories. But don’t push your beliefs or ideals onto other people. No two dynamics are ever the same. Focus on you and simply try to be a better person than you were yesterday. This is where others will be moved and find inspiration in and through you. Anything else is a pointless distraction and simply a waste of time and energy. You’re welcome.

IMERICA