Heart Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

Random Journaling…

As human beings, we all have our own values, beliefs and attitudes that we have developed throughout the course of our lives. Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world. I can honestly say I don’t take notice to when I’m being bias towards another racial group. The action of being bias lies subconsciously within many hues. The actions that proceed the subconscious enters past the realm of being bias and becomes determinative.
I’ve gather affirmation on my inner beliefs on the topic of diversity. I believe race, in its true nature is a social construct. The perceptions of differences stemming from race are ingrained into humans throughout their life. Stereotypes as well as biases are results of non-substantiated assumptions made based on race. This belief spans globally, due to the diversity that exist worldwide.
I treat everyone with respect and kindness despite any racial or cultural differences. Asserting color blindness is numbing to diversity and the unique nature of others. I believe that the embracing of each other’s individual upbringing disperses negative connotations that were prematurely made. I do not make assumptions about a person or individual group until I have verified the facts on my own. I believe actions taken towards prevalent discrimination should be precautionary and not reactionary.
These factors will contribute to my counseling techniques in a positive manner, by establishing a foundation for interaction with diverse clientele. Instilling respect and appropriation for understanding different cultures I may delve into when counseling.

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Sacral Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

Do high expectations set you up for disappointments?

We all have expectations in our lives. Me personally I have expectations of myself and others. I do believe having expectation can affects ones happiness, if you allow it to. The easiest thing people can say is to not have expectations of others, but my thing is whether you’re my friend, family member, significant other, dog, cat, if i put a certain effort into something based off of our relationship I’m going to “want” the same effort back. I was told ” the nature of relationships shows that one might give more and others might or might not, everyone behavior is different”. I try to always put a lot of effort into a relationship doesn’t matter which one it is and as stated before I “would like” the same in return. Sometimes I live up to my expectations and others usually don’t, but that’s okay! Just because you shoot for the  stars doesn’t means others will be willing to do the same. My co-worker stated that he always have high expaectations of people he surround himself by and whether or not they meet his expecatations, he never give up, he keeps trying. I thinks its great to have high expaectations, holding not only yourself but others to a high standard pushes everyone to be a better person. Most people perform their best when living up to high expectations. When people don’t live up to my expectations I am slightly disappointed, but that’s my issue not theirs and no one should be penalized for it. I can’t change a person or judge them for not living up to what I wanted them too, because at the end of the daythey don’t owe me anything. You learn a person flaws and who they are when expectations are put in place, that doesn’t mean become disappointed with them. It’s all a learning experience!  So its okay to have low or high expectations and there’s nothing wrong with being the one who often goes above and beyond all the time. I love knowing that I put my best effort into something whether I get what i want back or not. My attempt to the goal was enough satisfaction to keep myself pleased. So never be disappointed when people don’t live p to “your” expectations, just be great and continue aiming high!

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Heart Chakra, Root Chakra, Solar Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

Day 3

Word choice: Beyond, Circumstance, Joy

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I try to never let negative people and horrible circumstances steal my joy. One bad situation can bring stress upon anyone and how you react to it determines your emotional state. I read a book by Robert Schram called “Maximize Life by Living for Peace, Harmony and Joy.” In this book, her states “bring joy to wherever you go and do not react to circumstances. You make your own circumstances and can change those that discourage, or bring you and others down” (Schram, pp. 281). He helped me realize that no matter the circumstances are every situation has potential to bring gratitude and happiness to your life. Nowadays I attempt shed light on everything even if it’s the hardest thing to do. Be the light and shine light one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sacral Chakra, Solar Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

Seven Days of Affirmations

I’m doing the seven days of affirmations presented by the lovely journalist Alex Elle.
Its day two and I am a bit behind on the challenged but better late than never right! As a counselor, I educate my clients on gratitude journals and positive affirmations, but never really took the time to try it out myself so here it goes. It’s not easy to think of positive things to say and I never really say anything positive about myself.
Dates: 7/17-7/24

Day1: Word choice are Love, Prevails and Trials

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Life is a big method of trial and error. Some people tend to be discourage when they have attempted to do something and failed in the process. Personally, I keep trying until the success is achieved but some people might just give up. Example of Trial and Error in my life: Last post I talked about going biking, now I didn’t know how to ride the bike but I kept trying until it became natural to ride. Some things in life require you to fail, it’s simply a lesson. Just because you failed at doing something doesn’t make you a failure but it should motivate the person to want to do better or at least learn from their experiences.

Day2: Word choice Hurt, Healing, Forward

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If you ever been hurt your bound to feel vulnerable, it’s natural. I’ve been hurt several times and angry with everyone. I decided to be miserable and dwelled on being hurt than trying to move forward. When your hurt you tend to feel stuck in one place and you get nowhere. I used to question how do I get through this? where so I start in order to move forward? why am I not strong enough? Or often compared my misery to others. Healing isn’t an easy process, but if learn ways to cope with your emotions or have a support circle it can be. Choose progression and growth over any obstacle in life.

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Throat Chakra

Camping for the first time….

 

A few weeks ago, I decided to go camping for a weekend and it was such an amazing experience. Working in the mental health can be very challenging sometimes and I get overwhelmed with life very quick. Now one thing I learned in grad school was that self-care is extremely important. It’s so easy for me to neglect the idea of taking care of myself when I’m swap with things to do. I needed a peace of mind and even though camping was something “simple” to do, it felt like luxury. Growing up in inner city life as I a child, camping was never an option on my “fun” list of things in the summer. So of course going camping at the age of 24 for the FIRST time in LIFE was a HUGE deal!

Not one skyscraping building on site! that made me nervous! Curvy roads, no city lights, no food markets, no gas stations, water wells, endless land, bear, not a public school, corner store insight and most importantly, phone reception. “What the fuck, how am I going to survive?” was the thought lingering!

After a two-hour drive, we arrived at the camp site. My heart sunk, I felt like I was in a really bad old horror movie. We weren’t allowed to shower, the camps had spiders and the toilet…. well I just leave that one alone. I assumed that this was going to be a back experience, but it was TOP ten the best things I’ve ever done.

This was a great way to immerse myself in nature for the weekend! Hiking was the only thing I wanted to do. Hiking was so exciting, my mood changed and I became less stressed. Admiring the scenery, the distance hiking up the mountain didn’t matter. I felt nothing but freedom.

DSCN9530By dark, my concerns were no longer concerns. I enjoyed being unavailable, I enjoyed not having to worry about anything, I enjoyed the sound of the streams, the frogs, night creatures and whistling wind. I enjoyed lighting a campfire, bonding with strangers and telling stories. Most of all, I enjoyed meditating, connecting with myself, stargazing and having peace.

I was rejuvenated after this trip, I wished I went camping as kid. When you avoid things that make you feel mentally and physically well, little things will take a toll on you. Self-care only works when you listen to your body without resistance. My body was telling me I needed a break and it was time to do something for me! I was relaxed, free and I felt great. Always take care of yourself, listen to your body and NEVER put yourself last…

 

 

 

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