midnight oil. [accelerated motion]




These were the words that were ringing in my head this week. the winds of change have been flowing through our lives like no other, and now we have come to the end of Mercury Retrograde which is exciting. Even though we have to consider the shadow period after the end of the Retrograde, it feels like there are some people that are waiting to mash the pedal in the driver’s seat of their car, ready to go. Fire, love, and passion are what seems to be resonating in the air right now. Even through hardships that we may have encountered recently, we have still been able to see some sort of light in some respect at the end of it all. Gratitude. The practice of being present is a constant act that one has to follow and dedicate themselves to – I have said this time and time again, and we are here to connect on a higher level.

This week, I’ve had the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone a lot more in a manner that I wasn’t necessarily expecting. I’ve done things that weren’t necessarily what I anticipated having to do. From jury duty to covering ISS one day this week to basically being a babysitter to mentoring kids and their relationship woes, I’ve endured a lot of victories that I can sit back and reflect on. Consistent action is what I feel has been the catalyst this whole time when it comes to well-being. It just has to be the right type of action that you need to uncover that lights your fire, and when you get there, you’re pretty much set. Then, you officially have the blueprint in regards to where you are headed because of the self-activated actions that are put behind your badass. Gratefulness.

As this is happening, I have given myself the most love possible. I’ve been surrounding myself with people who help ‘fill my bucket’ as they say. And I fill theirs. I’ve been having profound conversations with a variety of people. I’ve been able to minister in ways that I didn’t even anticipate being able to do, or ever saw myself doing. This is all I’ve ever wanted out of life and the gratitude that I feel being of service to others is unexplainable. It also helps me to get through my reality in a way that I truly feel present and also give myself that compassion to keep going and follow my heart. A lot of the time, those voices that I hear inside my head aren’t mine. They’re the voices of people that have said things to me in life that stuck, and they came from people that I trusted and loved in a way that I took their word as bond. That narrative would begin to replay in my head for quite some time, and I realized that those destructive timelines only play themselves out into self-sabotage. Taking a moment to love on myself and catch myself as best as I can any time I feel like I’m stepping into a territory of feelings that doesn’t need to be given too much energy is a task. But it’s a task that I welcome on and heal myself in the process.

You’re moving fast in life right now. Things are about to pick up. The winds are blowing. The oceans are moving. Will you survive and thrive, or will you fall by the wayside? The choice is yours. There’s accelerated motion in your DNA right now towards your goals. Put some time aside to make them real. And take care of your heart. You deserve you, and we deserve you too.

Amen. Asé.


rule the world.

have you taken responsibility for your own healing? have you sat down and done the work to figure out what it takes in order for you to start clearing out that shit that really is deep down inside of you? have you even acknowledged that your healing needs to begin? have you noticed what triggers you and why, and how you can sidestep through those emotions?

i feel like these are themes and questions that have been coming up for me a lot lately and i have been answering them in a variety of ways lately. digging into the root of why i experience emotional rollercoasters throughout any given day is such a process, and i don’t question it anymore. it’s interesting to grow up and TRULY recognize the growth that you have made. we all go through different processes and life experiences that shape who we eventually become as humans. some are more privileged than others in different ways, but we all are here on earth connecting as one for some reason. the universe does its job in regards to bringing folks into our lives that help us to work through our shit, and it’s our job to recognize that as such when it happens. the only way that you’re going to be able to do that is when you stop and be present with what’s going on around you. that intuition and connection to your heart is important, mawma.

i confess. i’m someone who doesn’t like to be present a lot of the time. i’ve said in therapy before that i feel like my mind feels like a board that just pings and lights up different bulbs bit by bit because of the stream of thought or consciousness i carry at times. i tend to overthink situations and sometimes cause myself to freak out. it’s never intentional – it’s something i have battled with for years but now i can acknowledge that it’s a real thing. before, i used to numb that mindset with alcohol because it overwhelmed me. that’s not to say that it doesn’t overwhelm me now, but i’m learning how to cope with that. it’s also something huge to have to cope with that and then be a person in the world, trying to maintain some semblance of clarity and grounding when the world around you doesn’t actually respect or get it fully (especially in the workforce). i cannot begin to explain how many times i have beat myself up for owning my truth when it comes to my mental illnesses and personal situations. i’ve had to come to the realization that i am not damaged and whatever i am experiencing doesn’t make me (or you) less of a person. anyone that refuses to understand that or at least give you your flowers for transmuting that pain from out your spirit and dealing with your reality everyday doesn’t deserve your beauty and your light in their lives. as i write this, i heal myself and hope to heal you because you deserve to be given your just desserts.

you are perfectly fine the way that you are, but we are always due for an upgrade. let’s be real. look at any cell phone. there’s always a new model coming out because it has to keep up with the world and what’s around it. there’s a way to keep up with the world without getting sucked into it. that’s called fortifying yourself in the sense of who you are, and allowing that shit to ride without fucking apologizing for anything that you’re doing. no one is allowed to dictate your reality, and no one has shared your lived experience like you have. you know what it takes for you to 1) evolve and 2) have the desire to evolve. the first step begins with you wanting that for yourself and acknowledging this…and this is where most people falter. stop. think. breathe. assess. recognize.

i used to find it frustrating when people would complain about something or repetitively make the same “mistake”, but not put forth any effort into making change. excuses and apologies become tiring when there’s no true action being put behind the actual factual reason for change. but then i began to realize that everyone’s healing journey is unique, and leading with love is the only way that we can allow ourselves to heal. every lesson that is brought to you is brought with love, whether you recognize it as such or not. i lean in to love now in whatever way it looks like on any given day because that’s how i bring my best self to this world. i share my truth. i listen to my body. i value my peace. i encourage you to look inside yourself and find those things that help ground you also. whether that be singing, dancing, talking shit with your girls, writing, whatever it is…it’s our job to just be authentic in all our interactions and moves in life. without this truth, no one is going to be able to grow or want to grow. lead.

people idolize celebrities because of what they see they have. they don’t know the story behind what it took to get there. why are we not idolizing the emotional maturity of people or the desire for people to dissolve their trauma and share their journey? we should be ushering in the spirit of love and safety because that’s the type of world that i want to live in.

but we don’t. and that’s why i escape being present a lot. but then i realize…bitch, even if everyone else isn’t moving the way you are, that doesn’t mean that you gotta move like them. your journey is for you, and you do what you do when you can do it. i’m owning being the star of my own show. i’m owning being the protagonist to the story. no matter what dirty shit has to be aired out or discussed, that’s me owning my truth. and i have no shame in doing such anymore. i’m too old to hold onto outdated thought patterns, and so are you. take ownerhsip of your healing and your growth. rule the world.

i still have things to clear out and situations to get rid of. i still have things i want to accomplish and need space, time, and solidarity to get through it. i still have people that i know need to exit my life, and have lovingly released them and cut those cords as i see fit. freedom is my birthright, and Spirit has allowed me to seek it in my own regards with God’s hand guiding me. with this, i implore you to take time this week to allow your heartache to excite you as you release it. let it out. give thanks to those that have protected you. your road to riches is laying right in front of you…are you ready to walk on that path? you don’t have to do it alone – i’m here too.

i love you.

amen. asé.


neva scared.

happy astrological new year? is it just me, or have things been extremely hectic this whole week? this has felt like the longest week on the face of the planet. i understand that we just had a whole equinox + the supermoon (in my moon sign of libra so SHIT) that happened this past week but my goodness…my body is just kaput. a perfect example of such is today: i was not feeling good when i was awakened by my stomach at 4:30 in the morning. my alarm doesn’t go off until 6:55 everyday. now i’m laying there and thankfully, i had some friends to talk to while i’m sitting there in pain, unable to really move. i start the process of trying to get ready for work WAY EARLIER than normal, but since i’m feeling well, it’s just not working. my body is aching and it’s tired. my throat was a little dry and my stomach felt like the circus was having a free-for-all. i also started to get that nauseous feeling that hinders me from moving too much, but i know i want to try and teach some of my classes. there are days where i try and sleep it off and push through, and then there are days where there is just no returning. today was one of those come in a little later, do what i got to do, and dip as soon as i get the green light to go…and i sit here right now in sweats and a hoodie in front of a space heater just trying to stay warm and pray that my migraine goes away. i actually was walking up stairs at work and had to sit on the steps to take a break. this just shows me that my body is trying to gather its strength back in order to function at its best capacity and it needs a little more care, which i know i need to give myself.

but that’s not really what i wanted to talk about – i just wanted to acknowledge how wild this week has been! this week felt like the slowest week in quite some time, and it felt like there was so much going on. since we have stepped into this new season of abundance, there have been so many signs that i have been paying attention to, downloading, and allowing my chakras to help sense out what’s best for me and what is going to help propel me forward. as someone who is breaking the tradition of being a perfectionist (as they’ve always been their whole life), I am beginning to realize the beauty in just ‘being present’ is something that is unmatched. going with your heart and your intuition is what drives us all the time. those things excite us. they make us want to keep pushing. i’ve been doing a lot of work in regards to finding out what those things are and how to live that life of peace regularly. being drained everyday and not in the best way tends to weigh on your shoulders. this is where you figure out how to insert joy into your day your own personal way, and you let that manifest itself as time goes on.

something i was recently pushed to do was do tarot card readings on my IG live (@__sobredosis) in the mornings by a friend.  she told me to stop sleeping on myself and then something clicked for us…

before work, i always pull my own tarot and oracle cards for myself, but i decided to try and kick it up a notch this week doing it on IG live. even though i was extremely nervous at first, i was able to just breathe and show my process for grounding, and find myself through it without being affected as greatly as anticipated. people responded. it hit them. i got lots of positive feedback. and i felt at peace with it also. i’m grateful people gave me a chance, and i’m proud of myself for taking that leap. it made me begin to wonder what else there is at my disposal that i’m letting slide by the wayside way too often? what gifts are laying dormant? which gifts are highly prevalent, but are not being used to their fullest potential? figuring all of that out is part of a beautiful journey that i’m grateful to be a part of and make happen.  i also know that my gifts are made to be shared and i am dedicated to sharing them as time continues on.

the answers always won’t make sense, i’ve come to learn. all a bitch can do is have faith that things are going to be fine and my dreams will come true. the purpose and the path are slightly becoming more and more clear as days go by, and i look forward to what they become in the future. i have also learned to just trust what i know is right. i am the type of person at times that likes to please others for whatever fucking reason – blame it on looking for approval as a child for so long. however, sometimes people don’t have your best interest at heart and learning how to have faith in the decisions that you make that may be ‘unpopular’ is best for you. if we all followed those feelings instead of being worried about what others are going to say about what we are doing…then what’s the point? we are human. it hurts. it stings. but at the same time, it’s a lesson that helps drive you to where you want to go and allows you to make the decision on who and what is right for you.

the best part about it? no one knows the answers to the questions but you.

this is a great time for you to go inward and do some excavating to make room for all the new shit you want. there is abundance waiting on the other side. all it’s waiting for is you to put your bags down and come on over. when you accept the invitation towards your greatness briefcase, your life will change. then, it’s time for you to hit the road running. small steps is all the universe is asking for you. and you’ll evolve along with it. you just need to be open and let that heart chakra receive and that throat chakra expel.

stay encouraged, even when you don’t feel like your mission is hitting the way you want it to. invest in people that will push you to be your best self and vibrate on the same plane you do and hold you down. everyone’s advice isn’t sound advice, and a truly trained intuition knows what’s gucci and what isn’t. there are always going to be snakes in the grass, and it’s your job to pay attention to whom and what you allow yourself to be a part of. trust yourself, and let the Universe guide you the rest of the way.

your job during this time period is to start planning how you want to move in your truth. the time is now for you to move your chess piece and break the ice. are you ready to play the game towards your victory? let’s dive in…because i came ready to play this season.

amen. asé.



the soul just follows what it wants to follow when it wants to follow it. this is the realization that i am coming to, and it really takes you being present and listening to yourself to know what your body needs in that moment and feeding not just that, but your soul.

i relate that to the idea of me writing. the last time that i actually curated something has been some time. it isn’t that i haven’t wanted to. it’s like i listen to my body and i start…and just stop. or some of these posts just don’t make the cut because i don’t know how to expound upon them in a way that doesn’t expose myself. *insert emoji that looks like it just farted here*. i have always heard and been under the motto of ‘you don’t force it because when you do, you’re just pushing yourself’ and i don’t have time for that. i already struggle with focus and just staying on top of things, so who wants to add more to that.

these days, i always struggle with thinking about what this blog should be giving. but i realize that talking about my life and my journey and the small parts i’m willing to share (or huge if you look at it that way) subconsciously, my mind always goes to what i grew up hearing – ‘keep your business to yourself’ or ‘no one should be knowing what goes on behind closed doors’ and i have been realizing how toxic that belief is, and why that has forced people like me to suppress feelings for so many years. i think it’s because i have always been told that my emotions and stuff like that aren’t the most important things to really pay attention to. it hasn’t been explicitly said, but it was something that wasn’t necessarily valued. and working through the idea of feeling emotions, being present, clearing them out to make room for new…yeah. all of that is the goal, the hole, all of that shit. and daily, i always feel like i’m coming across new revelations. it’s because i have opened my heart and my spirit to receiving them. what i want to push you to do, if you’re reading this, is to take a step back and just be present in your spirit and body. like, actually look at everything around you. process, think, and let it go. write it down if it needs to be revisited. but then also give yourself grace to move on.

that’s such a hard concept for people to consider at times – the idea of just letting go and moving on. and it takes sometime to get. but if it’s completed…child, you’ll be so much more grateful than you’ve ever been before in your life. just trust in that.

right now, i’m excited to move out of emotional pisces season because i have a feeling it’s setting us up for a fiery aries season full of moves, expansion, growth and great work coming our way. stay encouraged. today, i pulled this oracle card talking about my spirit is being called for great stuff. it speaks about passions being ignited and how it is time to let your soul soar! new beginnings, ideas, revelations, and exciting adventures are awaiting. when i pull, i pull for myself to be of service to the collective and i want you all to have a strong surge of spiritual strength the rest of this weekend. it’s meant for you. stay encouraged and stay powerful. you have it. we’re halfway through march, which is hell month for teachers. i’ve suffered extreme sickness, lost 15 pounds (hey SLIMFAT BABY!!!) and here i am. just pushing on. i’m setting the intention of being healthy and being even more financially stable than i am now and increase and productivity are on the horizon for us all. believe.

-asé. amen.


don’t stop dancing

as the old folks say, i’m burning the midnight oil. why? i just felt like it needed to be done. being on the brink of a breakthrough is a bitch, i tell you. it legitimately tests your patience and everything that you have inside of you in order to make sure that you are ready for what’s ahead. you are fortifying every portion of your soul in order to ascend to that next level. it truly takes practice, dedication, and a willingness to expand in order for you to be able to get there. not everyone is chosen. not everyone is able. not everyone is willing. and that’s something that i have to continually put into perspective.

when it comes, you take it. when it’s not there, don’t force it. when you need to take a step back, do it. these obvious thought patterns are things that should come natural, but at times are a little more………difficult to follow through with just because of the way life is set up. you know, when you’re open and a little naïve it can be a little much when you’re trying to figure out the best path for you. it takes a huge level of faith in self and trust in order for that to be a thing. the things that we cannot see are the things that will take us to the location in which we desire.

lately, i feel like i have been having an out of body experience at times. like i wake up sometimes and don’t feel like myself and can’t really pinpoint what’s wrong. i have these waves of emotions throughout the day. like i’m fine then i am not. i’m good then i’m aggy. it kinda just comes and goes in a way. i’m also working on allowing all of these emotions to exist and sitting with them. a lot of the time i’m trying to stuff them down because i’m trying to hide them from people. i get ashamed of being emotional or having so much going on in front of people because i never want people to peg me as unstable or talking too much or too open. i feel like if you got me talking, that’s better than not and a lot of people don’t understand that’s my reality. as a person with social anxiety on trillion navigating this world in a sober body, it is such an experience that you all don’t even understand…if I didn’t have grounding or at least attempt to do such, i would be even further off the path to greatness than i am now, and i know i am slowly but surely encroaching. there are just some self-sabotaging thoughts i have to rid self of and also remember to put a lot of love in the bucket for me in order to get through.

i don’t know. just keep fighting, girl. your manifestations are coming. your blessings aren’t blocked. you’re learning every day. just take a deep breath, download, trust, and run with the shit G.