When pain and conditions continue to reveal themselves it’s because they have never been healed. It is time for us as a nation to heal systemic racism. If you are looking for concrete and specific action steps and information to take now, please take a few minutes to listen to the following messages featuring Rev. Christie Hardwick and other leaders.
Life Skills – Please Take This with You…
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”
— Khalil Gibran
As a parent of adult children, I am learning to surrender to the need to fix, make right or make better. It is in my DNA or ‘learned behavior’ to have some sense of control over their happiness in the face of discomfort or a sense of brokenness. As parents, we have lived long enough to know that their journey is not ours and yet there is an innate instinct to protect. Navigating the gap of independence to outcomes is where the love grows deeper.
In the wake of our new normal and minimal interaction I realize my words will be my legacy for them in a new world. From the deepest space in my heart — to my children, to your children and those yet to be born. Take a piece, a part or everything…but please take this with you on your journey. Listen to the whisper, the churn in your belly and the goosebumps on your arms. Pay close attention. Those sensations are not sensations at all, they are you speaking – it is your heart.
Don’t listen to the second voice, that is just doubt, and definitely don’t listen to the third voice, that is just someone else’s opinion. Your intellect is a great source for information but your heart knows your truth. Slow down and pay attention. Bottom line — trust your instincts.
Keep your mind and body healthy and whole…
Go to the gym, take a yoga class, find a running track…Find something that keeps your mind and body connected, healthy and working together, because in the times when everything else seems disconnected, it will keep you centered and grounded. Your physical wellness is the starting and ending point to everything In between.
Use your words…
Find the confidence to speak your truth gently and powerfully. “Don’t shrink, don’t puff up – just stand your ground. Use your words to express your courage, make personal connections and share your compassion.
Find your gift…
God put you on this Earth to share your gifts. Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Learn as much as you can, read as much as you can, dance as much as you can, listen as much as you can, do as much as you can, travel as much as you can because that’s how you will find it. It’s already inside of you, you just need to spark it, so ignite as many flames as you can, and notice which one keeps burning. Your gift is your legacy, the legacy that will help serve the world
If you only remember one thing, remember this: You are the most important person in the whole world…we are all connected and there is only ONE you and you are unique. You will be the change you want in this world because of who you are and the gifts you bring.
You are a powerful force in this universe, and the world needs you. You will be the one to determine your own direction, and if you trust your own compass, you will always remain on your path. And when you look back on your life you will see the wake of a life well-lived.
As a life-long learner and student of human potential, I believe in vulnerability, authenticity and connection. I have learned that we all experience seasons and chapters in our lives that are sometimes hard to navigate. We struggle with unexpected scenarios and hunger for simple solutions and in the end we all yearn to be heard and seen — without judgement. This is life, our life, our journey.
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Year of the Influencer – Bishop Carlton Pearson
He was one of the most beloved Pentecostal Christian personalities of his generation. Thousands would fill arenas and churches to hear him sing, preach and inspire. But things dramatically changed when he proclaimed from the pulpit a new doctrine, one that declared that because of Christ, no soul will spend eternity in hell. Bishop Pearson wasn’t prepared for the rejection and stones aimed at him. He lost everything: his influence, his church, his friends and finances. He has spent the last two decades rebuilding and rebooting his life and ministry, and Carlton Pearson has emerged with a new purpose aimed to help others examine and reconsider what they believe, why they believe it, and how those beliefs affect he quality of their lives.
Once labeled an American heretic, Bishop Carlton Pearson is a progressive spiritual teacher and Peace Agent known as a voice of reason in a world of extremes. His message We’re Not in Trouble – We’re in Transition is a necessary one for our current times.
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Leading with Intention and Gratitude
“To be in joy is evidence of your gratitude. Show off how you are thankful. Go ahead. Applaud the universe. Thank the Creator, life is good”. From the ABC’s of an Extraordinary Life. Rev. Christie Hardwick
Influencer Interview – Deborah King
During this revelatory hour, New York Times bestselling author and spiritual teacher, Deborah King, will guide you through a special activation to reset your base chakra — and your ENTIRE system. This simple, yet powerful, activation will help you find your center, reclaim your personal power, and give a boost to your immune system. You’ll leave feeling clear, calm, balanced, and refreshed.
Reveal and Heal
When pain and conditions continue to reveal themselves it’s because they have never been healed. It is time for us as a nation to heal systemic racism. If you are looking for concrete and specific action steps and information to take now, please take a few minutes to listen to the following messages with Rev. Christie Hardwick.