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] Trusting the Light

To trust the light you need to be honest with yourself and with others, and
you need to let others be honest with you. That's what the spiritual path
is really about--it's the interior devotion to self-knowledge. " You commit
to becoming fully honest; to doing what's right for the people you live
with and for your community; and to doing what's right for your body. So
when your body says, "Don't eat this," you stop. If you tell your body
you're going take it out for a walk, you do it. Because if you can't be
honest with your body, you're not going to be honest with anybody else.
Caroline Myss

A woman at the mall yesterday asked me if I was religious and believed in
God! I took a few seconds to respond because it is not the first time I
have been asked that question! So after we got to talking and I mentioned
to her how I feel about the entire thing, I remembered that someone even
told me earlier this month that they realized that I have now chosen the
Spiritual Path so it seems that I am confusing the living daylights out of
people, they cannot figure out what I am doing, which makes me chuckle
really.

Caroline Myss's work to me is seminal, I absolutely love how she breaks
down the journey and one of my favorite descriptions of the spiritual path
is " it's the interior devotion to self-knowledge" and trust me when you
are devoted to self-knowledge you have no time nor desire to run after,
fret or worry about arbitrary matters that do not relate to you and being
your absolute happy highest self, whatever they are, this journey requires
constant learning and unlearning, it requires reflection, honesty,
authenticity, discipline and release of ego, it confuses people ( as you
can tell) and you have to be OK with that.

For me, one of the most disappointing things is not honoring myself, and
letting myself down. As a function of the constant journey within, people
do not have the power anymore to offend nor disappoint me as much as before
as you are focused on creating the life that you desire. It is a
fascinating journey some times one has to go alone!

So, here it is people, I admit, the journey to unconditional self love is
an interior one, and that is all!

Peace

Akosua

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/21/2015 11:53:00 am

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