What habits have you cultivated when it comes to your attitude about storms in your life? Are you set immediately in a panic, do you fret and worry, and begin to speak of all the dreadful “what if” possibilities that could arise from the storm, rather than look for the positive angle? Maybe it is time to start growing that inner muscle that says, no matter what, I have what it takes to weather the storms in my life, for they will come, and go, but I will be the factor that decides if I go with the storms or not. Mah Mekolle
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!
A NEW JOURNEY BEGINS
My dear friends, readers, clients, and seekers of knowledge, wisdom, and the light of love, welcome to a new year, 2016! Wow, I don’t know if I can find enough words to say how grateful I am, that I am here, occupying this space in the earth, and I feel worthy and honored to be chosen to be here. This is a knowledge that sinks into me daily with every passing minute, and makes me own my breath, each inspiration and expiration.
Last year was an amazing year, full of ups and downs, tumultuous obstacles, and magnificent breakthroughs. So much was hoped for, so many dreams, and yes, accomplishments too. That means, somewhere, someone was working hard, burning the midnight oil, seeking knowledge, truth, and help. Most of all, seeking to participate in the cosmic assignment that is my own alone, me, my purpose on this earth, which I found out, part of it has to do with sharing and giving of myself, in knowledge, presence, and power.
I learned so much last year, I don’t know if I have ever worked as hard over what turns out to still be Phase II of a vision set before me years ago, a vision I started to see clearer 3 years ago, and a vision which I chose to execute emphatically just a couple of years ago. Turns out, it is not easy, figuring out the steps of life, but if you seek, are curious enough, courageous enough, you just might start with a step, the learning happens on the way forward. So, I fell, got up, fell again, got up, made mistakes, missed signals, got tired, burned out, and then I reached for help. Well, more like, help reached out for me, and after much struggle for control, I surrendered.
You see, the light of love is a powerful force that when you put out in the universe, it returns when you least expect it. Love found me and enveloped me in many ways that sent healing impulses to every part of my being. So, for three months, I took a sabbatical from my fast-paced existence, trying to do all good things out of proportion, to what I could humanly offer at this time. I reached out, tentatively at first, and the healing began, as I let go my control, and let the love and light of who I am, connect with love and light in the world. There was healing in the sounds of the wind whispering in the trees, in the chuckle of a baby, in the smiles of familiar faces, in the stern admonition from a caring heart, it was in the songs I started to write, the poems that dripped from my pen in the silence of the night, it was in the oppositions from nowhere which let me know I needed to go somewhere else.
While on my sabbatical, Leadership came calling again. My very esteemed and frankly, powerful women I admire, from my alma mater, decided to elect me President of the Houston Chapter of the association, LESA. I was really intimidated at first, what, I look up to all these women who have accomplished more than I was dreaming of, but who placed a great deal of faith in me. As a student of Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary school, in Cameroon, you have to understand the pride we felt, belonging to one of the pioneering private boarding schools for girls, who have turned out to be amazing leaders in the world today. They are leading and serving from the United Nations to Medicine, the boardroom to the most prestigious job of all, homemakers. As a wife, mother, and working professional, I do know what I am talking about. Thank you my sisters, for that honor, I hope my tenure as President for the next 2 years brings you great pride and honor. I am humbled again.
Love, light, and healing found me in every corner, and I enjoyed it, prospered, and woke up a better student, ready to learn some more, and teach some more! Part of my journey took me to share my labor of love with you all on my other social media networks. The announcement of my nonprofit organization Connecting Angels Inc, which in the years coming, will be the voice for Autism Spectrum Disorder especially among minority children. I believe I can not wait till I have “made it”, to give back, because last month it hit me, what if I die today, what if I die? So please visit http://connectingangelsglobal.org and make it your home for giving back this year.
I am sorry, I took so long to come back, but when the call to be more of who I am came, I took off running, and I don’t regret it, for now, I am back to you, a better me, a better student, and a better teacher. Now I am aware of how much me I don’t have to give, and how much me I can’t wait to give, and what is life, without true push and pull. So, here we are, a new year, my new address, my new invitation to you, to stick with me on this journey. Come back home to Pearls of Our Lives, where we speak and dine on truth, authenticity, knowledge, and curiosity. This year will be no different, just better, – this year we are seekers and students!
I will bring you pearls from my own teachers around the world, I will offer you the soup bowl of sages and soul masters, we will learn together, and as we learn, we will teach and coach. I desire for you, just as I desire for me, to expand and explore the reach of the awareness we have of our self, in relationship to the world around us. We will go beyond just the ME ME ME, to, how do I fit in the divine plan of the universe, God, cosmos, time, or however way you call it? There is just one ME, there is just one YOU, surely, this you is waiting to improve and expand, isn’t it. Start your journey here, it is the easy road, we are not masters here, just students of life, sharing and exploring. I will guide you with what I know, and I want you to guide me with what you know.
I love you all dearly. If you have taken the time to read all this, I love you even more, and I want to know you all by name. Just don’t read in silence, consume, and move on. Make your presence known, dialogue with me, pass it on to someone else, share, find your role in this journey. Follow me on twitter, my Facebook page Mah Mekolle, join me on instagram for updates and write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will see you soon. Love you all