Spiritual Warrior

When your soul starts to feel weary, Remember it’s never been easy…And it never will be.

But you are a Spiritual Warrior. To get where you are, you had to fight for your Dreams, Your Identity, and your Sanity.

You must continue fighting for your Peace, for Your happiness, and for your Destiny.

Stay Alert and Keep a Sober Mind! Keep your 3rd eye open, There are snakes in the grass. Distractions are everywhere-Fatigue and stress will make you feel there is no hope. You must stay connected with your Spiritual Energy. Then you will know that it is possible to achieve all your Dreams.

Humble Yourself-Remaining Patient through the Process

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“Humble Yourself Under God’s Mighty Hand that He may lift you up in due time.” 1Pet.5:6

There’s a war raging inside my mind right now. I am not where I want to be. I want to be successful so badly I am telling myself to do whatever it takes, even if that means pushing past my limits until exhaustion….but the more I push myself, the more my mind and adrenaline kick in and tell me that I cannot rest or slow down. I’m getting to the point where I can’t sit still, my  mind is cluttered, I’m drinking more, and I have to force myself to rest at the end of the day. I’m moving so fast, that I’m making impulsive decisions rather than acting with peaceful clarity. I’m trying to do it all because it  feels like I’m not moving fast enough…Anxiety mode

I’m anxious because I’m 25 and I know that this is my time to move into my next level. My spirit knows to be patient and to Trust God as I  Trust my Journey. Deep down I know that I cannot rush the process.  I need to give myself the time I need to prepare. But at the same time, I am running out of patience.  I’m trying to increase the speed of my life so that I don’t have time to focus on my reality,  which is… I’m still here living in my hometown with my family, working a full time job that I don’t belong in, still struggling to pay bills and save money from month to month. I feel alone. Even though I am not the only struggling artist here, I wish there were more of us. I wish there were more professional training opportunities for me here, but I realize that professional training for adults does not exist here.

I am a positive person, but there are days when it’s just hard to feel inspired. I know from experience that when anxiety and negativity start building up like this,  I need to RE-focus and RE-charge. The reality of my life as a working artist is that I am ALWAYS fighting between being patient and accepting of my current place and feeling frustrated, stressed, and stuck in my current place.  This week, my anxious thoughts and emotions started to over-ride my truth, causing me to lose my Peace.

To go back to my truth, I must continue to find a  peaceful balance between all of my goals and desimg_0051ires.  I know that I need to slow myself down and stick to the plan. I have to constantly remind myself that I am doing enough right now with teaching, choreographing, practicing, performing, and working. I cannot do EVERYTHING all at once. Although I’m always excited for more opportunities, I have to start focusing and prioritizing the ones that will  help me reach my ultimate goal. Most importantly, I have to continue to train my mind and spirit as I am training my body. This means, keeping prayer, meditation, and mindfulness a priority each day so that I can live in a state of peace rather than a frantic frenzy.

Spiritual Destiny 


I am more than my physical appearance. I am more than my gifts and talents. I am a living soul and spirit.
I accept that I am a complex being made of mind, body, spirit, and soul. I understand that my greater purpose is to live through each of these dimensions by finding balance and harmony among each part.

You cannot separate your spiritual destiny from your physical journey, Everything is connected.

Season of Change

imageThis Year I can feel that it’s time to shift into a new season. I’m shifting away from survival mode and into Desire. It’s time to start manifesting the life of my dreams.

I’m tired of counting down the days until I can breathe again. I want to enjoy my life, my body, my money, my career, and my journey. The life I desire requires more! More creating, more inspiration, more connection, more expression.

I Give Myself permission to take it to the next level!

I am taking the necessary steps to create the Life I Desire.

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Maintaining Balance

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In one of my last posts, I talked about the challenges I have with finding and maintaining a successful balance in each area of my life. I know that Balance is the key to a happy and successful life so I want to spend more time learning how to achieve it. I am creating a guide that pinpoints my personal goals for balance, the obstacles I face, and solutions for maintaining a healthy balance in each area.

1.Mind Body and Spirit-Balancing time for physical training, rest,and spiritual goals daily

Obstacle-Restless mind, tired body=No sleep

Solution-Quiet the mind before bed, spend more time reading and studying instead of on the computer

 

2.Physical training

Maintaining balance between strength and flexibility

Solution-continue yoga daily!!!

Maintaining physical appearance-skin, hair, etc

Solution-Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier to have more time for grooming, schedule hair appointments ahead of time

 

3.Drinking-balance between enjoying and overindulging

A slight buzz=ok Getting drunk/wasted=Not ok

Obstacle-Getting too excited, self- discipline and accountablility

Solution-Limit the number of drinks per night and how many nights you drink per week/month

 

4.Time-balancing time for work, rest, and  enjoying life

Obstacle-Understanding the difference between pushing yourself and pressuring yourself to do too much at once!

 

Being proactive as you take action but also patient as you are waiting for things to come together

Solution-Learning to plan ahead and prioritize, Balancing short term and long term goals

 

5.Money-Balancing saving and spending

Enjoy your hard earned money, but also save for the future!

Obstacle-inconsistency, impulsiveness

Solution-Create a budget and hold yourself accountable! Check in with Budget daily!

 

6. Friends/relationships-balance between remaining open but unattached

Friendships=ok  Co-Dependence=Not OK!

Obstacle-Becoming dependent in relationships

Solution-Always have “Me Time”, Establish boundaries in the beginning, communicate when you are uncomfortable/unhappy

 

This is a personal guide, but I hope it can help some of you as well. If it does, feel free to let me know!

 

 

 

 

Finding Balance

Finding your Balance is not an easy thing, especially when it feels like so much is riding on your Success.

Today I was a little disappointed in myself because it was the second day that I was too exhausted after work to go to the studio to practice. But I did force myself out of the house for a Sunset yoga session. Yoga is wonderful as a daily practice, it helps me to relax my mind while also keeping my body in dance condition.  However, as a training performer, my goal is to practice in the dance studio at least once per week. I cannot slack on this goal.

Sometimes I feel like as hard as I push myself, it’s still not enough. As much as I try to stay on top of my schedule, my finances, and my personal life, I know that I can still be more responsible with all of it. In every part of my life, I try to find a balance between discipline and enjoyment, but it’s never easy. I won’t give up trying though, tomorrow  is a New day and I will be back at it.

 

Daily Intentions

My yoga practice is essential to my life.

It helps me  to center my restless thoughts and connect my mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga is a channel to my spiritual energy.

I start each day with an intention in mind. Through prayer and meditation, I spend a few minutes connecting to my  spirit and focusing on my intention. Through yoga, I begin to practice my intention by Receiving Positive energy and Releasing negativity.

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As I  inhale and lift the chest towards the sky, I am opening my heart towards my source to receive Spiritual energy. As I exhale and drop my head towards the Earth,  I am letting go, releasing my physical limitations. This concept of  lifting  and lowering the chest are the basis for most of the yoga movements in my practice.

The breath is what connects the movement and intention.  With each opening breath, I am receiving Love, Joy, Peace and Grace. With each exhale, I am releasing Fear, Anxiety, Tension, and any other form of negative energy that I need to let go of.

Since beginning this daily practice, I have had so much more peace, energy, and focus throughout my entire day. This helps me with communicating with people at work, focusing and being present in dance class, and even being more mindful in the quiet, in between moments.

My Yoga Practice helps me with every single aspect of performing. As I am singing, dancing, and acting, I am mindful of my intention, breath, and focus. As a daily  practice, I am reaching a higher level each day. Things that used to be difficult to perform, I can now do with ease because I’m able to shift my mindset and let go of the fearful, anxious thoughts that tell me I cannot do it.

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