Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


You Are The Messenger

People do not have to hear your message. That is not their responsibility. When you are given a message, an insight, a revelation, your only responsibility is to deliver what you have been given. What happens once the message is delivered is not, IS NOT, your responsibility. If you judge the correctness, accuracy or power of your message based on how it is received, you will miss the point. Once you, the messenger, miss the point, the message is lost. - Iyanla Vanzant

The Universe is always right on time! This morning as part of my daily readings, what would pop up is a message about delivering messages that comes from within. It could not have come at a more opportune time

Over the past days I have been having a mental battle about whether I am doing the right thing, doing enough, not doing what I ought to be doing. and all the other tricks of the ego. The girls programme in particular. What am I missing because of the fact that two of the ladies were involved in an altercation at the home which has made national attention.

I focused on what I was not doing, what I could do more, and of course, there is always room for improvement. In this case, the mutterings were filled with fear and worry.

The Universe uses people to spread its messages, people come into our lives to teach us, to show us where we must love more, forgive more, let go more, set more boundaries. People and relationships are usually our best teachers and classrooms, out best containers for learning and growth.

It is important for us to remember that we are also part of the teachers of the Universe, whether or not we acknowledge it, we come into other people's lives as teachers. Sometimes we may not even know the message that we have been tasked by the Universe to give.

When we deliver the message, many times the relationship is over, it is changed, it is altered- do not force to hold on

When we deliver the message it is not our business to judge it or alter it -  you are a channel

When we show up in other people's lives sometimes unexpectedly without logic remember that we are messengers, teachers and learners - remain open, remain flexible, lose the judgement, feel the feelings.

I know that I have to continue to spread the message of loving ourselves through it, of showing up real, of trusting the process and of giving back. Once I have done that I have to know in my knower that The Universe will do the rest.


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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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
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer