“7 Years ago I married myself. I had a small ceremony alone in Central Park. I wrote vows to myself. I made a promise before God to love myself unconditionally. To cherish and to take care of myself. To honor my worth. To work hard in the pursuit of reaching my dreams.

To stay focused despite the obstacles that were to come. To cherish and honor my body and mind. To consistently forgive myself and others as I move through life. And to be the best Shanel Cooper-Sykes that I could possibly be. I bought a small 1 carat diamond ring and I wore it like the man of my dreams placed it on my finger…
Within those years of my self nuptials… there were many relationships, many businesses, many lessons, many setbacks, many tears, a few proposals here and there and a LOT of love and learning. But through it all I kept my commitment to myself. TO LOVE & HONOR *MYSELF* NO MATTER WHAT. I am living proof that when you put yourself FIRST — God will bless you beyond your wildest dreams.”

“Putting God first means putting yourself first. To put God first means to love yourself and others unconditionally as GOD WOULD. That means having unstoppable faith. Always honoring your body, mind & spirit. Standing strong in your beliefs and values and living your life a certain way. Not allowing others to deter you from what you know is right. Forgiving yourself and others no matter the amount of pain endured. Being calm, kind, patient and understanding with yourself and others. All of that IS honoring God. We are all made in the likeness & image of God. We are reflections of God. You must speak, act & treat yourself as such… to the best of your ability.”

by Shanel Cooper-Sykes


Learn to Live and Appreciate the Present

Learning to Let GoIyanla Vanzant:
It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better.
Letting go doesn’t mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control.
Letting go means standing still and letting the world, or a piece of it, crumble at your feet while saying to yourself, “Mmmm, that’s interesting!”

Heal Yourself to Heal the World

1521595_337077563099028_251196760_nGod will give you hints or paths to follow for your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual healing which will bring you closer to Him. But you can’t guarantee that you won’t have to go through pain to get to His peace and joy.

Pain moves quickly through us if we don’t resist it. It is the resistance that cause things to get stuck and creates suffering. A big part of healing is releasing control to Him.

So can you release control and accept what happens, knowing that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and that He always has your highest good? This is true faith.

Many are in a prison cell of their own making. If you don’t have faith in His Love and path for you and you don’t take the hints, then you can only look at yourself when your life is not filled with joy.

You can’t heal the world until you heal yourself, and this means dropping false beliefs you have about yourself, about God, and about your relationship to Him.

Lawrence Doochin

posted by Tera Carissa Hodges

You are Stronger Than That

1526916_667189696637891_396061769_n“From insurmountable obstacles facing you to overwhelming odds against you,
Love is stronger than that.

From chronic illness consuming you to the confusion and chaos swirling round you,
Love is stronger than that.

From the ghosts of the past haunting you to the phantoms of the future distracting you,
Love is stronger that that.

From financial worries to wounds and woes, from loss to doubt and even death.
Love is stronger than that.

Love is stronger than any of these. Love clears the path, lights the way, frees the heart and opens the mind to inspiration, action, hope and healing.

Love is stronger than this world, stronger than your fears, because Love gives YOU the strength to act on your own behalf.

No matter how large your problems seem loom,
Love IS stronger than than. In you, through you, love is stronger than that.

Today, if only for a moment, be still. Whatever you are facing, let love prove itself to you. Take action, follow intuition, feel better, stronger, free; then declare,
“Fear, take that!”

I see you inspired, taking a baby step, then running, dancing, celebrating, free! YES.
With blessings, Steff” from Angel’s Insight

Believe in Your Healing Powers

Angel“I accept the fact that I have healing power, which comes from God, flowing through me. I am eternally connected to Divine love and energy. Like everyone, I am a gifted and qualified healer.

~ Accept Your Healing Abilities ~

You have the same healing power that everyone else does, since all individuals are eternally connected to God. The only reason why some people appear to be more effective healers than others is because they trust in the Divine energy flowing through them. Today, we angels will focus on increasing your faith.

When you question your abilities, you put a clamp on the hose that the healing energy flows through. That’s because such doubt is the equivalent of believing that you’re separated from heaven, which is a disempowering thought. It’s impossible to be detached from God, since you’re joined through the love that created you.

Instead of wasting time wondering if you’re qualified or ready to heal, put your focus on joyfully celebrating your Divinity. Enjoy the therapeutic gifts that are yours, and put them to use without delay.”

~ Doreen Virtue, Daily Guidance from Your Angels
Lesa, Calling All Angels