Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] A call for love and healing

Every loving thought is true. Everything else is an appeal for healing and
help, regardless of the form it takes. ACIM

I have been reading A Course in Miracles for a few years (yes a few years,
its a biggggggg boook!!) and many times I go back to the part which
says "Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard to
believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter.
You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are
not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their
use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are
true"

I went to a meeting last night and there were some politicians there
talking and talking and talking! As I sat there I started to become cynical
then it hit me, remember what you read this morning in ACIM. Which
basically says, people who act in ways which are unloving including lying,
cheating, you name it, are really in a place where they require love and
healing and it is up to the person on the other side of it to decide what
their response to a call for love and healing would be. And that response
can be from afar! So I decided right there, ok let me try this, let me look
at the talk, the behaviour as a call for love and healing and respond
accordingly! I tell you, resistance is tiring, I surrendered to it and was
able to listen in a whole other engaged and aware state! With even a bot of
compassion!

Made me think about how many times I looked upon a call for love or healing
and thought of it as an attack! Made me think about how many times I put
out a call for love and healing as well. Made me think about how much more
pleasant it was to listen with an open mind rather than complaining and
being cynical. A whole lotta thinking went on!

Peace!!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/28/2015 02:12:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School