Each and every one of us is very special, necessary and important to the greater good. God individually designed each one of us, equipped us with the necessary tools and characteristics to fulfill our goals-to live blessed and prosperous lives. I wish I would have known at 8, 12, 22 that my Uniqueness is what defined me. I’ll say that again, my uniqueness, my individual beliefs, my thoughts, desires, my laugh, my smile is what make me exclusively Lakesha Cocoa Lee Lucas. They are definitive identifiers-what automatically makes me valuable and different.
How does my individuality make me unique? Where can honoring my uniqueness take me? Why is it so important to hone in on MY unique individual qualities?
Well, we live in a universe of infinite possibilities, infinite knowledge and know how. This means it is possible for you to accomplish every goal you set for yourself. You have the freedom and the power to actualize your dreams!!! Once you begin to honor self, admit your true desires, recognize your strengths and weaknesses-when you enter into, commit to, dedicate yourself to self exploration/restoration-you will realize one very important thing. One major key.
There is no one else like you. There will never be another you. No one can do you like you can. Only you will be able to fully actualize your dreams and your goals. To do so, YOU need to HONOR and RECOGNIZE YOUR UNIQUENESS
Whatever makes you different will be the key to your success. Any success. Success in finance, relationships, business, school, on your career path to elevate spirituality you must RECOGNIZE AND HONOR YOUR UNIQUENESS. Again, your success and ultimate fulfillment in life is rooted in your ability to accept-cultivate-appreciate-embrace and honor your UNIQUENESS. Your quirks-your intelligence-your style-your smile-your laugh-your dreams-your uniqueness your differences are VALUABLE. Without them WHO would you be? Take inventory of what you are truly made of, cultivate your strengths, master your talents, embrace your Uniqueness and be you to the fullest. The success of your future depends on it!!! It’s a process but any change begins in the mind-with decision, commitment and discipline. Decide to honor and own Your Uniqueness and always remember to respect the Differences in the Uniqueness of others.
Immmm baaaaaack!!! Been in hibernation mode for a while cuz of course, SELFLOVEISBAE and there is no love to give lest you take time to love yourself. We all need time to recoup, revamp, and reset. Look, I want to share a simple message I got from Mother Earth and My Daddy-God of The Universe. They said “you exist in physical form, but your body is just a vessel". Our bodies do not can not, confine us or define us. We are spirit and energy, thoughts and aura-Which resonates far beyond the Physical Plane. The body is simply the vessel Mother Earth and The God of The Universe has packaged us in to do their work and fulfill our life’s purpose. We all have a charge to protect-cultivate and maintain our vessels-whatever that means for you. Keep your vessel clean-be mindful of what you eat-think-feel-project and allow others to say to you. If you out here fulfilling your purpose, living out your dreams and cultivating the life you desire...You must take extreme care of your vessel, your vessel must ALWAYS be ready.
Words from a wise woman. I asked my Auntie, mentor and friend for her advice on a "situationship" I was in recently. To sum it all up she said "look Princess you can get dick when you can't get a sandwich, don't settle for anything less than what you want".
I've made this one of my mantras as I prepare myself for marriage and motherhood. First of all I'm not bout to be out here fu#*ing for free, I can't do fu#* buddies, or any type of empty relationship/connection---I'm way too spiritually grounded for that. It's all about connection. Our existence is all about connections. If I have to wait for a LIFE partner who is genuinely interested my total humanity, that's fine. I value spiritual and emotional connection just as much as or even more than the physical
Getting the D is super easy, dudes out here campaigning like Hillary and Donald Trump---Getting what you want requires patience, prayer and focus.
XoxoxoX The Self Love Activist #SELFLOVEISBAE💋 #IAMLESSONS
A Metro Man (lol, man who works for Metro) walked on the bus today with his lime green metro vest, blue shirt, blue shorts and Nike Boots with stuff in hand...typical Metro Man uniform. Though I noticed all of that what I noticed most was his BEARD! O my gosh, I literally was like yes BEARD, yes Black Man, Thank You for the visual blessing of the day. We are a beautiful people! I love Black Men and I love Black Men with well kept beards---clean beards. Lol, add a suit and God help me, lol. I was led to write a Love Letter to him and all the other Black Men out here #BEARDEDUP #BEARDGANG
Dear Black Men, aka #BEARDGANG, I salute you. IAM enamored by the natural hair that rests on your chin and on your cheeks adorning your face. I know you understand the importance of self love and self acceptance. You rebel against societal norms. You too are a naturalista(R). When I see you IAM reminded of myself, my pride in my BEAUTIFUL BLACKNESS. I sincerely love you and your (well kept---clean) beard.
After months of deprogramming and reprogramming, IAM empty...this is how I feel precisely. In a good way, a progressive way. Interestingly my consciousness of this emptiness is more acknowledgeable than any other feeling I've ever experienced. This past couple of months I've recognized and experienced so many emotions/feelings...triumph, defeat, hurt, understanding, true love, love, lust, vanity, foolish pride, acceptance, rejection, pain (bodily injury), devastation, self doubt, depression, supreme confidence, platonic love, accomplishment, fear, regret and jealousy just off the top of my head. I have been in a space of personal growth and development, I have taken the time to feel, recognize, and identify my emotions, emotional triggers and how these affect who I was, who IAM and who I destined to become. It's been one hell of a journey and now... I'm empty and open. It was scary at first, but after a day or two I concluded this is a beautiful place. Emptiness is the beginning of a new, a rebirth if you will. Every emotion, every decision, every move I make from here out is a stroke of fresh paint on the canvas of the masterpiece that is Lakesha Lee. IAM excited! I never thought I would be in a position to recognize, interpret and understand my emotions the way I do now, honestly I never even knew it was necessary...
Shout out to SELF WORK!!!
One core principle of IAM is CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS CONTROL YOUR LIFE. In order to control your thoughts you must understand the triggers, emotions and the fueling energy behind them. IAM happy to have emptied every negative thought, feeling and connection from the soul of my aura, from the being of my consciousness. Now I have a fresh slate. I decide who IAM, how I feel, what I need...I embrace this newness...Wow! I'm brand new...lol, I'll be that. The future looks so bright from right here, IAM grateful and IAM blessed.
Does anyone else know this space I'm in...please do tell !!!
So. Know when I preface my conversation with so, it's about to get real. I have recently coined myself as a lifestyle blogger, by which I believe it is important to provide some understanding of what type of lifestyle I live. I've recently relocated to my hometown, Buffalo, NY from Washington, DC. Let's say this move is nothing short of one of the most dramatic things I have ever done. However, it's very true to my character, I decide I want to do something and I do it. I have an idea and I aggressively develop a plan to bring that idea to life. Many things have changed in my life since the move. My three year relationship with one of the most caring, loving, handsome, intelligent Kings I have known came to an end (on good terms of course). I went from full support to becoming solely dependent on myself emotionally, financially and every other ly you can think of and that's been so tough. I miss companionship, as IAM a loving giving person, I've been loving on myself as much as I can (plus indulging in a little retail therapy)...I must admit to go from three years of being in a relationship to being solo dolo has been hard, lonely and frustrating at times. Despite all that, I feel liberated and for where IAM now on my life journey I understand separation was necessary. Everything will be okay. On a lighter note my job search went well, I was offered every position I interviewed for, except one. It was too far out the city anyway and if they didn't "want" me oh well. I honestly think one of the workers there didn't want another black person on the job (Buffalo's professional scene is nothing like DC. It seems as though educated, articulate, professional African Americans in the forefront is somewhat a rarity, of course that is in retrospect to Washington DC, where affluent and educated blacks are everywhere!...but that's another story for another blog...I decided to work in retail for the time being since I need to stack fast cash, I love fashion and I love helping people. Plus yes to the discounts!!! It's a blessing to have friends who love you like family, who are your family. One of my good girlfriends told me I could stay with her back in August when I decided to move... Suitcase!!! I been livin out a suitcase!!! (Drake reference). I'll be moving into my own apartment in a couple weeks and IAM so excited about having my own personal space! I moved back home to awaken my inner artist, to make peace with my past and to further understand the present, to be independent, form business alliances, to inject the city with the power of IAM. This move was the next step in my own journey to IAM. Sure, I returned home to find past relationships had changed, I've changed but others have not and this move has not been everything I'd thought it be. But. What it has been is exciting, liberating, educational and inspirational. I've discovered many things about myself that have been hidden, flaws, quirks, just really been under the microscope. All by myself, with no one to tell me right or wrong, no one to tell me which way to go. It's all on me, I'm learning how to stand on my own two, finding peace and asserting confidence with every choices and decision I make. I look forward to learning more about the Black History and cultural influences in the city of Buffalo, I'll be exploring food, fashion, architecture, art, dance, poetry, music and whatever other creative initiatives I can find in the city. I'll be linking up with artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, educators business, and everyday people, creating content for the blog. This is my lifestyle, living the life I desire, step by step, path to path, person to person, day by day. My lifestyle encompasses peace, freedom in every sense of the word...financial, creative, mental, spiritual and emotional.FREEDOM TO BE MY IAM. I seek abundant happiness and I desire to share all that I find with the World. Much Love, Peace and Blessings. Thanks for taking the journey with me. From the GALAXY OF ALL THINGS DOPE, IAM focused. IAM encouraged. IAM powerful. IAM intelligent. IAM your Lifestyle Blogger and as always...IAMLAKESHALEE
I arrived on Bowie State University Campus yesterday with a literal manifestation of the two most definitive power words I know, I AM. Why do such a thing you ask? To share my recent discovery + ideology with all who would listen... TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE..DECLARE IAM.
I have recently begun to live by + breathe every breath + innovate every thought with all the soul in my being with expectations of divine manifestations of pure happiness + excellence. I was beyond ecstatic to spread this knowledge + share my newfound discovery with my MIGHTY MIGHTY BULLDOGS!
We all posses the power necessary to create and sustain our own reality
This is not a new theory or discovery I have claimed to have made on my own. Countless studies have been conducted on the positive + transformative effects meditation has on brain functioning + size + activity. I have done much research on the power + importance of personal declaration + positive affirmations + speaking desire into existence. As a result of my soul searching I have concluded this; believing the affirmative will attract like-minded individuals and circumstances, your thoughts shape your reality. What's your reality? What does your greatest self look like? What are you innermost desires…be honest with you. These answers will guide you to the “X” that marks the spot on your hunt to insurmountable truth + happiness.
Life is a quest to discovery, molding + shaping our IAM to perfection. Happiness is my Chief Goal, IAM embracing all that make me happy, continuously indulging in these things + places + people + expressions and I encourage others to do the same. There is an indefinite power + certainty within your individualism, there is World changing power in your uniqueness. Imagine the lives you will influence through your expression of true self + authenticity. As I type these words, I meditate on them + realize all that I speak of is more than a mindset, it is a lifestyle...wow, it just clicked for me...(Having a moment...please excuse me)...beautiful people, the formula is elementary...TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE...DECLARE IAM.