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] No one can give if he is concerned with the result of the giving.

It is not the function of God's teachers to evaluate the outcome of their
gifts. It is merely their function to give them.

Once they have done that they have also given outcome that is part of the

No one can give if he is concerned with the result of the giving.

That is a limitation of the giving itself, and neither the giver nor the
receiver would have the gift. Trust is an essential part of giving in fact
it is part that making sharing possible. The part that guarantees the giver
will not lose but only gain,

Who gives a gift and then remains with it, to be sure it is used as the
giver deems appropriate

Such is not giving but imprisoning

It is relinquishing of all concern about the gift that makes it truly given
and it is trust that makes true giving possible ACIM

A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is one text that has me thinking, scratching my
head sometimes, and even smiling to myself other times using some choice

The Course talks about our function is to give the gift and move on- as
soon as we become concerned about what the receiver does with the gift, how
they respond to getting the gift,the ego has been called into the equation.

Listen, I struggled with this concept for a long long time - are they
saying I must give a gift and then do not give two hoots? You mean to say
that I really must just leave it and do not care? No way hosay. I may have
spent sooo much time, effort and money and the receiver shows no
appreciation, no gratitude, nothing!??

And then I said, as the Course recommends " I am willing to see this
differently" - let me practice this concept with no judgement.

OMG - the stress eliminated was enormous, I give a talk, a tithe, a
compliment, a thank you, a good morning and let go, no expectations -
stress eliminator I tell you - thinking about other people's response and
reactions-forms very little basis on how I now give. I give my best because
my gift is for giving - and that is all

What we do and how we act says something about who we are- at that moment.
Our state of mind, our thinking, our self respect - this has nothing to do
with the giver- so give it up.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/03/2016 12:29:00 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