Monday, March 9, 2015

I AM LIFE



Growing up, I used to feel the need to be what everyone else wanted me to be.  The worse thing you can ever do to yourself is lie.  Lying about who you are according to someone else's standards or desires other than your own can lead to so many things such as, low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, unfulfilled goals, etc....
It can also make you feel as if you are a zombie.  Operating as the living dead wasn't working so I had to change. 

It is so important to realize that you already are important without the validation of anyone.  Just be yourself.  Getting to know the real you can make you so happy and fulfilled. 
Today, I'm sharing a poem I wrote about my experience with trying to be someone else other than me because of the circumstances surrounding me at that time.
Yes, Granny is back.  Hope to hear from you soon.



I AM LIFE 

Growing up, I learned a lot about fear and reverence.  I fought so hard every day to be what others believed to be infallible and true only to become lost like a single needle dropped by a seamstress traveling through the woods as she sojourned to receive patronage for great alterations that made you happy because now you fit into something that wasn’t intended for you.  It was never intended for us to fit into different molds other than the one that shaped us before exiting the canal from the mother land.  It was then that we were already who we are attempting to become. 

I asked myself as I looked into the mirror one day, “Why are you trying to be who you already are?”  I could not answer myself until I studied the history of my people.  After which, I began to understand what was once considered as vain, ugly, animalistic, and defiled is really successful, beautiful, majestic, and pure. 

It is without doubt, since the redevelopment of my mind, that all things about me are only controlled by how I perceive myself.  I AM a living well full of black gold nourishing the future Kings and Queens from my bowels to sustain life and replenish the earth as I pledge allegiance to my ancestors who did the same before me.  

I wear my scars inflicted upon me from childhood to an adult openly as medals of victory.  These lessons attempting to suppress me have only encouraged the Queen I AM to break through the mentality of inferiority and step forth to rule my Kingdom as a warrior Princess does protecting her people from the “elf” translating the right of the mind to go left. 

I love my life because it was customized just for me.  Though hard, it’s good and absolutely no one else can live it for me.  No one else can testify about it the way I can.  I especially love the fact that whatever I put into it, I get more out of it.  I also love that what others consider as failure, I consider as lessons learned to catapult me to my greatest life.

I AM life.

I AM loving my life. 

Much love,
Granny 


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