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] This is how self-trust breaks down.

You get stuck in thinking about what you should feel rather than
acknowledging what you actually do feel. You are left with needs that do
not go away and that you are unable to fulfill. This leads you to believe
that you are not safe in the world, that you make bad choices, that you
cannot have what you desire and that your best efforts will never be good
enough. Iyanla

OMG how many times have I told myself no I don't feel that I should be
feeling "this" - does anyone know what I am talking about? Your feeling is up in your face shouting at you, sometimes slapping you but
you push it away and convince yourself that you should be feeling something
else The feeling is buried alive, it doesn't go away, it manifests itself in so
many other ways including affecting your health This I know for sure Feel the feelings The discomfort is temporary Not feeling the feelings will not change the reality of what happened, it
will not change the past what it will do is have you acknowledge and accept
the situation and deal with it and that is the first step of healing A Course in Miracles says "Truth does not struggle against ignorance, and
love does not attack fear" the truth just is, it cannot be altered and
needs no defence And so the feelings you feel builds self trust, it lets you know that
whatever happens you can handle it you can deal with it and come out on the other side reminding you that
there is nothing to fear, the discomfort is growing pains Feel the feelings Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/28/2016 12:34:00 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
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer