Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] All healing is release from the past

ACIM

As you shake your head No and point at all the people you can blame for
what is going on with you, you miss another divine opportunity to examine
what is really going on within you Until you are willing to accept total and complete responsibility for your
life, your life will keep sending you experiences designed to get your
attention" I would read this every day a few years ago, to remind myself to take
responsibility for me rather than looking for someone to blame and
outsourcing my happiness I would recite it in the morning out loud, in front the mirror because when
I look into my eyes I know there is nothing worse than breaking a
committment to me I was reminded of it today, by chance - awww no not at all- there is no
chance

I have been stressing out for the past few weeks, I have been worrying, I
have been blaming and outsourcing my responsibility and life sent me an
experience. I got ill! Now, I hardly ever get ill because I let out the
stress, I find a way to deal with my emotions in a healthy way- I was
tired, I was just plain ole tired and I forgot how much power I possess, I
forgot about the light that never dims So I got sick, like struck down in bed kind of thing and my over thinking
kicked in, and I felt worse, the what if's came to get me and they got me What if - no one knew I was ill and I stay here and turn to bones What if - I starve because I have no food What if - I get thirsty What if - I can just stay here What if - I never have anyone to take care of me when I am ill Oh my the what if's were tormenting me

And then, the good sense God gave me returned! Accepting responsibility
means examining the choices made, and free will means that I can change my
mind anytime It also means take a rest, lay down and rest, the brain is tired 'Put
yourself in the centre of your life and accept full responsibility for all
things that may be spinning out of control and then move I'm resting this week, salyed the what if's and taking it easy Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/28/2016 02:16:00 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