My energy is my inner G. My true self. My peace. My being. It must be protected at all costs now more than ever if I want to survive and thrive in this cruel world. A true G is self aware and is willing to grow and be better than yesterday.
Self care has become more of a priority in these last few years because of personal battles and because of the increasing violence and corruption that’s consuming the world around me. Up until a few years ago I didn’t realize that I really absorb others negative energy so much that it automatically affected my mood and eventually lead into dictating how my day was going to go afterwards. Then one day came the epiphany. And it was in that moment I realized that I can’t others’ bad moods affect me in any way shape or form any longer.
Not to say that I won’t empathize because I definitely will. But if you want to just take your anger out on me when I didn’t do anything to you, please do us both a favor and just stay away. I have to make a conscious effort to protect myself and my energy 100% of the time.
Since that day I have been on the road to making self care a priority. It was tough in the beginning but now I have discovered multiple ways to channel positive energy and release any negative energy that tries to break my spirit.
We are constantly bombarded with negative news and attitudes faster than ever before. So it is up to us as individuals and as a group to know and say enough is enough and take time to regroup and get back to the positive energies and vibes. It’s an ongoing battle but it can be won.
Respect MY Energy (Inner G).
***This post was inspired by a line said by Logic (he’s good look him up) and I put my own spin on it.***
“It’s easier to raise a confident child than fix a broken adult..”(my own take of a saying that I recently heard that made total sense to me).
To the little black and brown girls and boys that are growing up at this moment be you 1000% everyday, all day. Live in your truth no matter what. Love the skin you’re in. Love the natural state of your hair. If you want to do something do it because you want to not because someone else wants you to. You are not a threat. Your skin is not a threat. You are here for a reason.
This is my message to you as well as myself. This is a message that I didn’t learn until the beginning stages of adulthood. Sadly I didn’t learn this as a child or even a teenager. A lot of times I often think had I been taught this growing up I would think differently. But I can’t dwell on the past. Especially not now. I’ve always been a “late bloomer” (as I used to call myself) anyway. But now I realize that God made me the way I am for a reason and nothing is really “late” it’s just my time. I fought hard to get passed that and I’m finally on the winning side of that battle.
But it doesn’t mean that insecurity is completely erased out of my mind. It just means I know how to fight it effectively. So if I ever become a mother (I’m sure I’ll be an aunt before then but I’m okay with that) I will make sure that my child will learn confidence early rather than late. That is my number one mission if I don’t teach anything else. If for some reason I don’t birth any kids of my own, my future cousins, nephews, nieces and godchildren will get this same lesson.
As long as I am alive and have influence, I will make it my number one priority to show/teach confidence to tomorrows leaders because confidence affects anything and everything and the last thing this world needs is more broken adults who have to unlearn everything that was taught to them.