Happy Friday: Divine Order

#CharlestonShooting #BlackLivesMatter

#CharlestonShooting #BlackLivesMatter

Sometimes we are faced with situations, confronted with circumstances or come in contact with people who really make us take a moment to question our faith. While you don’t have to be a devout member of any denominational religious institution or even a television tither you can still have a belief in something bigger than you; in a power that is the driving force of your daily steps, reflections and encounters. The belief can, for some, be almost supernatural to the extent that you allow it to be. Those of us who are rooted in Divine Power and Divine Order understand that all things happen for a reason. Some of those things make us question our sensibilities, like the church shooting in South Carolina and the host of other killings that birthed the hashtag #blacklivesmatter, and made those Americans of color who believe that this country is colorless and racially muted turn their volumes up and pay attention.

As I weep for the families in South Carolina and all of the families who have been faced with having had their loved one snatched from them without reason, I pray and know that even with these horrific tragedies and even in this unsettled state of race in our country, I still believe in Divine Order. In fact, everything happens for a reason, albeit heart-rending, God makes evolutionary decisions that allow us to face the certainties of our existences and promote change.

This tragedy, like all, make us aware of the importance of treasuring every moment that we have with family, friends or acquaintances. It, in all of its grief, brings us together. Say “I love you” to someone today, get introspective today and get back to your true self. Realize the presence of your Divine Order and live your life wholly, happily and with love and gratitude. Life is a gift!

I often autograph my books with, “Create moments that make amazing stories!” I believe that because whether you’re telling it, or someone else is telling it for you, those moments are irreplaceable.

With Love,

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Happy Friday: Prepare to Win

Happy Friday BEB blogThe idiom, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst,” is drilled into our heads from a tender, young impressionable age. But how in the world can you wholeheartedly hope for the best while simultaneously preparing for the worst? It is the epitome of contradiction. In order to truly manifest your dreams and desires you have to believe without a shadow of a doubt that they will be yours. You have to prepare to receive them and have faith that someday your wishes will be fulfilled. Think about it: do you think that Serena Williams goes into a tennis match hoping that she will win but preparing in case she doesn’t? Hell no!

When you set out to get something done, you have to do it with full confidence that you will succeed. Of course we will suffer defeat and disappointment from time to time, but you can’t prepare for it. That makes no sense at all to think about losing when all of your energy should be focused on winning. The natural laws of attraction tell us that whatever you are truly prepared to receive is what you will receive. Nobody wants to be disappointed, so it is easy to prepare for defeat and when something does not go your way you can easily tell yourself, “See, I told you that wouldn’t work,” and you feel a certain sense of comfort in this defense tactic. What if we took a different approach toward achieving our goals and treated our Plan A as if it were the only possible plan and outcome? With every goal you are striving for, take a “by any means necessary” approach and only prepare for success.

When those times come and you find it hard to achieve a certain goal or find it hard to keep faith in your heart, stop praying on it and start preparing to receive it. Your entire mindset will change and the emotional energy that you create will shift and create a magnet of attraction for whatever it is that you want. If you are trying to have a baby, start to clean house and prepare for its arrival. Now I am not saying to go out and spend a bunch of money on baby clothes and furniture, but clean out the room that you intend on turning into a baby room. Clean it with intention. If you are looking to move into a larger place or just a different place, start to pack up things that you do not use often and with every box that you seal up, envision your new place and embrace that joyous energy that you create by thinking about it. Do what is needed to achieve the goal and whenever your faith waivers, take some time to create your vision and plan.

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Happy Friday!

Words to live by from Ky!
Ky is the BEB photographer and regular blogger