Declarations For The Day

I am growing in my business.

I am shining my light.

I am living authentically.

I am radiating my true essence.

I am tapped into inner wisdom.

I have a great relationship with my higher self.

I help others access their inner wisdom.

I help others find relief, purpose, and their true self.

I am wealthy.

I am prosperous.

I am giving.

I am connected.

I am backed by all that is.

I am divinely protected.

I am a beacon.

I am radiantly beautiful.

My smile changes the world.

My presence uplifts people.

My meditations help heal.

My love heals.

My attention heals.

My spirit heals.

I am living in a beautiful neighborhood.

I have a beautiful home.

I feel one with my environment.

I feel safe in my environment

I  have more than enough money.

I feel at least 10 aha’s per day.

I share.

I care.

I teach people how to be themselves and how to discover how great that is.

Self-Discovery is awesome and who knew I had so much inside.

I am healthy, wealthy, happy, and whole.

Thanks for reading!

 Nay

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Self Love – Changing The Way You See Yourself

Perception

I REMEMBER SEARCHING YOUTUBE VIDEOS FOR PREGNANCY VLOGS WHEN I WAS PREGNANT LAST YEAR.

I came across the vlog of a beautiful girl. I loved tuning in to her vlog because she would give you a week by week summary of everything that was going on with her body, love life, and social life as she progressed with her pregnancy.

There was one video that she posted, and half way through she started crying. She mentioned that she didn’t feel attractive, she felt ugly, and didn’t feel like herself. I paused the video and started yelling at the video (as if she were there in person). Are you crazy? I yelled at the screen. You are beautiful, certainly attractive, and you have a glow that no one could take – even if they tried, I continued

Now I fully understand that her hormones were raging, someone probably said something to upset her, and she probably just needed to take a quick nap.

The point that I am trying to make is that her impression of herself in that moment, was not what I (a spectator on the other end of the screen) was seeing.

THERE ARE SO MANY FACTORS THAT GO INTO HOW WE VIEW AND PERCEIVE OURSELF.

9 times out of 10 – how you are viewing yourself – is not the way someone else is. Your attitude is a factor, how your day went is a factor, your perceived flaws plays a factor, the damn lighting in the room plays a factor. I am not just referring to physical beauty either. I am referring to your personality as well. One friend might see you as an egotistical maniac when those same qualities to another friend may translate as a strong, confident, go-getter.

This topic is about self love, but we cannot deny that we are largely effected by outside influences. We work on self-love by getting an accurate picture of what we are paying attention to. Once you understand that people’s opinion of you has more to do with their upbringing, their preferences, and their appetite, you can then get on with changing your opinion about yourself to fit your true nature and not the scanty version of yourself that people want you to believe you are.

I HAVE AN EXERCISE FOR YOU.

I want you to take several different pictures of yourself. Take a photo with your camera phone, change rooms and take another photo with that same camera phone. Next take a photo of yourself with your computer camera, try a friend’s or a family member’s phone next. Take several pictures and adjust the light to different settings in each room. Once you are done, bring all the pictures together in one place (ex. email them to yourself). Pull them up on the computer screen and then look at them.

Imagine each camera lens is a different person viewing you. You will have some pics where the lighting is just right. You will have some pics where you didn’t pose as much as you would have liked. You will have some pics that make you want to hit the delete button immediately, but you will get the point.

WE NEED TO START SEEING OURSELF DIFFERENTLY.

That means cultivating new ways to bring out our true beauty, letting other people’s opinions of us slide by without a second thought, and really seeing ourselves in a new light. You are beautiful. Some of you may not feel you are beautiful in the traditional sense, but your beauty has more to do with how you feel about yourself than any scale in a magazine. Your beauty is more than your eye color, the size of your waist line, or the number on the scale.

You are a living, breathing, thinking, reasoning, functioning – on many different levels, human being. If that isn’t beautiful – I don’t know what is. Think of your ability to get up each day, to move through life, to keep your spirits up despite all the drama that can show up in your life. All of that is beauty.

THE PURPOSE OF MY POST IS TO LET YOU KNOW – I AM HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU.

I too have had very bad days. I have cursed myself out, called myself ugly, and perpetuated internal racism that no one should put themselves through. I have been through my deepest critical moments, and I have had to learn (slowly but surely) how to see myself differently.

I am not claiming to be a guru that is perfect and that can change your whole life. That’s not me. I am not Iyanla Vanzant and this is not Iyanla Fix My Life. I don’t want to be that. What I can offer though, is my insight. That’s it. I can tell you that I have been through alot, and the purpose of me sharing my thoughts with you guys is so that you can see that we are all human.

Self Love is about taking small steps towards filling yourself up on the inside so that it radiates on the outside. It’s about giving yourself the benefit of the doubt, noticing your beauty, noticing your relevance here, and owning who you are (without apologies).

I SHARE THIS MESSAGE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT NEEDS TO HEAR THIS. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

If you are here reading this, take this as a sign, from your higher self. You are being called to explore your total beauty. Not just what you have been taught “beautiful” is.

Thanks for reading.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win the Steep Your Soul Spa Gift Basket.

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Steep Your Soul Spa Basket Giveaway

Steep Your Soul Giveaway

ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY ARE CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW (MARCH 4TH).

Winner Announced Here

I’m So Excited

I love the idea of steeping your soul. I got the idea (as a matter of fact) from watching the Oprah Winfrey show one day. To steep your soul means to nourish yourself, to do what you love, to allow your blessings, and to connect with your goodness. There is nothing that I love more than to create beautiful things. It is, in fact, one of the ways that I steep my soul. So I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to create something beautiful, and surprise someone special with a wonderful gift… I am so excited to announce my very first giveaway – The Steep Your Soul Spa Basket Giveaway!

Official Rules

  1. You must subscribe to the authorreneebrooks.wordpress.com blog to enter. This can be done by locating the follow button at the bottom right or top right of the page, and entering your email address to follow the blog. 
  2. Entries for this giveaway will open on February 4th, 2015 @ 10am EST.
  3. Entries for this giveaway will close on March 3rd, 2015 @ 5pm EST.
  4. There is only one entry allowed per person.
  5. You must refer a friend to enter. Your friend will receive this “invitation to enter” email.
  6. We need 30 entries to officially start the contest – so share, share, share! (Reblog, Email, Pin It, Post To Facebook & Twitter, Etc)

How To Enter – 4 Simple Steps

  1. Click the follow button on the side menu to follow the authorreneebrooks.wordpress.com blog via your WordPress account or your email address.
  2. Read the complete list of terms and conditions.
  3. Scroll down to view a more detailed description of what I’m giving away.
  4. Fill out the entry form at the end of the post to complete your entry.

Submission & Winner Announcement

  • After your entry is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your submission from the authorreneebrooks@gmail.com email address.
  • If there is an issue with your submission you will be notified via email.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.
  • The winner will be announced on the blog on March 4th, 2015.
  • After the winner is announced, a congratulations email will be sent to the winner. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the email notification to claim their prize.
  • If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, the winner forfeits the prize, and another winner will be selected at random. The same 48 hour period and forfeit rules will apply, until a winner claims the prize.

Steep Your Soul Spa Basket Giveaway Details

One Lucky Winner Will Receive

1 – 8 oz. Bath & Body Works Cashmere Glow Ultra Shea Body Cream

1 – 8 oz. Bath & Body Works Cashmere Glow Golden Sugar Scrub

1 – 10 fl oz. Bath & Body Works Cashmere Glow Shea & Vitamin E Shower Gel

1 – 8 oz. Bath & Body Works Wild Madagascar Vanilla Ultra Shea Body Cream

1 – 10 fl oz. Bath & Body Works Wild Madagascar Vanilla Shea & Vitamin E Shower Gel

1 – Body Benefits Gentle Bath Sponge

1 – Body Benefits Pumice Stone

1 – 3.8 oz. Glade Pure Vanilla Joy Candle

Set of 12 – Better Homes and Gardens French Country Vanilla Tea Light Candles

1 – 15.2 oz. Better Homes and Gardens Ivory Mug

1 – Metallic Print Journal w/ 240 Pages

Tazo Green Ginger Tea

Good Luck!

NUMBER OF ENTRIES: 2 Entries 

Thanks for entering the contest!

Since you’re here… why not take a look around and see if there’s anything that inspires you?

Here are some of my recent posts.

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Soul Guidance – Making Room For The New

Every Moment Is Brand New

Inner Work – Our Hotel Self & Finding A More Permanent Residence

Soul Research – Examining The Things You Love

A Date With The Devil – Cultivating New Ways To Deal With Self-Criticism

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