Happy Monday,women of wisdom!
I’m waking up feeling good now that I have my toast, orange juice and steaming cup of java 🙂 The pictures in today’s post are significant in that they help to tell the story of my beginning. I was born and raised in the flat-lands of the Mississippi Delta, pretty much isolated from all of the hate and violent acts of the South, under what was known as “Jim Crow Law.” At the age of 18, I left home to start a new chapter to my life story. If you haven’t read the story about my journey to “becoming”, you can check it out here https://www.amazon.com/author/clarafreeman.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what color you are or where you come from, you have the power to change your story and live the life you want to live! I wanted to talk about transformation and how far I’ve come in every aspect of my living. While you’re reading my story, I want you to think on your own beginnings and leave a comment if you like. That would be awesome!
I believe that 2015 was my most trans-formative year because it led me to reflect upon the events of my living and how I awakened to know who I am, whose I am and how I came to the realization of why I am. After over 5 decades of living, where, oftentimes, I merely existed and failed to thrive, I trust and believe that my way out was just God.
I know 2015 was chosen for me, by a power greater than me, to be the season of my restoration and transformation. It’s when I came to accept responsibility for the power of “me”. A power where obedience, humility and allowing opened the door to my ‘spirit’ purpose. My intuitive insight, compassion and empathy for my fellow-man, woman and child seems insurmountable through my acceptance of how God’s love shows up in my life.
I’ve accomplished a lot of good works by allowing for his blessings, favor and miracles to manifest in me. I thank him for bringing me a mighty long way and for keeping my mind stayed on positives; for my ability to create meaningful works and share valuable life lessons to aid other women on their journey to reawakening.
Nobody can maneuver this awesome life transition to “becoming” alone and why would anyone want to, when there are so many opportunities to connect to a network of like minded women; women who will support you and build you up when you fear, question or falter? I thrive on being a lifelong learner who examines all of life’s mysteries. I’ve studied for years the stories of people on the path to living their truths. In 2015, I’ve finally accepted my reason for being; that my mission is to teach those willing to embrace their authentic truths, passion and purpose.
I embody a fire and a willingness to succeed in my calling to empower the voice in other women, to serve as an advocate for the “underdog” (women, children and the elderly) and to stand in solidarity with like-minded folks for the common good that I believe rests in the bosoms of all God’s people..
Some of 2015 Accomplishments~
2015 was my most trans-formative year because I was provided opportunities beyond measure in my personal and professional life. I made good on my blessings by writing on a daily basis. I wrote feature articles as a lifestyle strategist for a popular UK magazine, turned down writing for several magazines that did not support my purpose vision, wrote and co-authored a relationship book for Christian couples and singles and appeared on a few blog talk radio shows, along with the author of Essence Of Romance to help promote our book. I followed my intuition to speak with a publisher about a book publishing scholarship and was awarded one of four $2500 scholarships toward the publication of my purpose book for women. Unleash Your Pearls is currently at the publishers, pending publication.
I look forward to sharing the cover with all of you. I have reviewed a countless number of new authors’ first books and helped promote them on Clara54 Writer’s Blog and I’ve received many heartfelt emails from women who are searching for answers on their personal journey to “becoming. I’ve made awesome and meaningful social media connections who bring messages of value and meaning to my life and to the lives of others.
In reconnecting with my sibling, we resolve to continue the loving family connections that form the foundation of our family tradition and legacy. I have been blessed to learn from them and also contribute life lessons learned with each passing of the seasons. I learned better ways to manage the chronic pain from a diagnosed form of arthritis that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. By allowing for God to take the wheel in my living, I opened myself to the love and possibility of “good” to manifest in all areas of my “being”.
When you transform and get to a place of “knowing” and “becoming”, you will lay ego down by the wayside of your living, because ego has no place in your awareness. I trust and believe in miracles and in the power of prayer. God’s love for me is the prominent miracle worker in my life.
2015 was a trans-formative year where I’m led to continue the practice of allowing, believing and trusting. Don’t fear the path leading to your re-discovery, re-awakening, spiritual washings and fulfillment. . I know that God’s love in your life will suffice and provide for all of your human needs. Here is a brief summation of my authentic truths solidified in 2015. I eagerly carry them with me into the New Year 2016 and beyond.
My Authentic Truths~
I am a child’s advocate, an elder’s guardian and a woman’s voice of reason. I’m not
immune to pain and sorrows of life, but I’ve learned that it’s never good to settle into a
place of misery. No matter my circumstance, I will keep doing the work. I know that bad
things happens to good people. I know because of my compassion, I will bear the burden of
pain when children are sexually and domestically abused.
I trust and believe through faith, that God hears and answers all prayers. I don’t judge
others for their religious or spiritual beliefs. I can only wish them well. I know the value of
forgiveness and letting go. I know that pain is inevitable and that joy comes in the mornings
of my mourning.
A New Year Of Hope~
I hope that 2016 keeps you prayed up and empowered to empower someone else in meaningful and positive ways. I hope that you walk your Journey in self-awareness and authentic truths; that you rid yourself of old habits that doesn’t elevate your life but, instead, keep you feeling stuck and playing small. I hope that you make wise choices and live spiritually. My hope is that parents of children make them a priority, raise them in love and always try to the best of their ability to protect them from harm; prepare them for human ugliness and lead them to the faith of a loving God whose mercy and grace shall follow them all the days of their lives. I am and always will be an advocate for the “underdog” who in my mind, are those women, children and elderly whose voices oftentimes remain silent. I pray that love finds you in your personal life, that you treat yourself golden and that you sow seeds of loving kindness to others…
Always treat yourself special!
What was your most trans-formative year? Please allow me to quote you on that:)