Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

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The Mirror is Your Friend

Essentially, the bottom line cause of break-ups and divorce is when one or both of the partners can no longer stand to see themselves in the other person. Dr Edrica Richardson


I continue to be fascinated by the concept that all of my relationships are mirrors, the good and the not so good within my personality is reflected back to me through the people that I have in my life, the people I like and the ones that I a have challenge liking. The reflections that I have difficulty in accepting are the things that show me where I need to grow, heal, release judgement and let go.


It makes perfect sense to me now that I feel so angry, helpless and sometimes even guilty when I don;t fancy someone.  The anger and such shows that I am really feeling that way about myself, I am having difficulty with the reflection. 


Now I can say that the mirror is really showing me where I have open wounds or unresolved issues. How marvellous is that, how wonderful it is to know when  people who frustrate us or make us unhappy leave our lives it usually means that the would is healed?


If we look at it that way then it makes the pain a little easier to bear.


The mirrors also show us our beliefs, some of which are harmful to us. We have all acquired certain beliefs throughout our lifetime that cause us to react and act in certain habitual ways that either support us or don't. 

The problem is that you did not consciously choose many (if not any) of those beliefs that govern your experiences and relationships at the subconscious level. Instead, your beliefs were, unbeknown to you, handed to you by society, the media, your parents and your friends. There are also those beliefs that came part and parcel with your culture and upbringing, and the stricter your culture in the area of relationships, the more ingrained those specific beliefs. 


Since your relationships are based on those beliefs, your experiences only prove to re-enforce them for you, thereby creating something of a virtuous or vicious cycle depending on whether your beliefs support a healthy and balanced relationship or not.


Now that I have learnt about mirrors I can now pay attention to how I treat myself, when I do this the people around me will reflect that.

I can also reduce the judgement that I  hold about others within my circle and those outside.

Peace

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 Choice is Your Power

The world’s greatest lie is that you lose control of your life, that you have to obey some rules that are not your rules Paul Coelho

Your choice is power!

Every choice has a consequence whether it is a conscious or an unconscious choice! 

Choice!

Listen, brutally honest! Stop holding other people accountable for the choices that YOU make! It’s your choice! Hold yourself accountable and then if it is not what you want or leading you to your highest good, hey, make another choice!

All change is not growth and all growth is not transformation beware of just wanting things to be different it may not mean that you are growing.

Some of us have the same experience a thousand times ,it isn’t growth until you have learnt a little bit of something, its not growth until there is actual progress.

When something truly transforms you don’t recognise it for what its used to be, when something has growth you can see and tell the difference.

We have to make a choice, whether you want to grow or transform.

When the transformation comes you are not telling the same story anymore, that story is now inappropriate for where you are right now to tell in the same old way

When you transform the old stuff is not what your life revolves around anymore, there’s a revolution, a shift in the centre.

What is your life revolving around?

What are you choosing?

Peace

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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Be You

Do not throw away truth in favour of illusions - ACIM



I was listening to Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sessions yesterday, the topic was "Your Truth". I was quite enthralled with her story- I guess who isn't right? It's Oprah! What resonated with me was her story on how someone gave her the platform to be herself and it was for her the best advice she ever took. In her words, she made quite a lot of money being herself. She had a phenomenal life being herself.

How many times have we not been given permission to - just be your yourself?

How many times have we been asked to be a little more this or a little more that, or a little less this or a little less that?

How many people say change how you look to fit in, change how you speak, change what you wear!

Here is Ms Winfrey saying do you, be your best you, work it baby!

I was heartened by that advice because I am a total advocate being your best self.

Who can be you better than you?

No one!

Who do you have to pretend to be you?

No one!


Be you. Be all in.fall get up.learn.do it again.repeat

Peace

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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The Reaction of Others

The feedback is not so much the details of their opinions and the specific things they say in the moment. Rather, the real feedback lies in the gist of their reaction to us. That reaction can tell us if we are in ego mode, which is invaluable feedback for us. ACIM



We live our lives on this plane with others. Some of us live our lives more publicly than others - some by choice and others by purpose.

Whichever it is, there will be feedback involved. Some feedback we ask for and some we don't. Some feedback we like and some we don't.

I have learnt that all feedback is useful and  involves some type of lesson. The Course in Miracles says that our response to feedback determines if it comes from a place of fear or not.

As soon as we start getting defensive we know, fear has stepped in.

As soon as we want to justify, make excuses, sometimes even fight, rest assured that those are fear based responses.

We know the difference between the unwarranted attacks and feedback. We really do despite what we think or say. 

Social media has opened us up for unwarranted feedback - how do we handle this?

Being in the public domain is also a place where unwarranted feedback is par for the course.

Stand firm in yourself and know that when  the feedback comes to you, it comes for a reason. It may be to set boundaries, it may be to grow, it may be to cut someone off, it may be to believe in yourself and stop seeking external validation, it may be for you to grow and get better. 

What I do know is, feedback can be useful. Especially when received with a willing spirit and an open mind.

And one has to be prepared for it, whether you are a so called public figure or not.

Being prepared for it comes down simply to knowing who you are and having a willingness to grow, to listen and to learn.


Peace

Letting Go

Let Go Or Be Dragged

How do you decide when it is time to let go, in fact, how do you feel about letting go?

There are some people who think that letting go is the same as giving up.

There are some who partner letting go with weakness.

Not too long ago I truly believed that letting go was giving up, I was of the view that I had to turn stone to blood and if required, literally die before I would even contemplate letting go.

 

Thank heavens for good sense, lessons and time!

I have learnt that letting go never equates to being unsuccessful.

I have learnt that letting go is a decision made when one has done all that is humanly possible with the unwavering belief that whatever happens it will be okay!

I have learnt that letting go builds courage, it builds self belief.

I have learnt that control freaks cannot let go, they want to know the outcome- Newsflash, we never know the eact outcome. How many times was an outcome exactly exactly exactly how you imagined? Let me know please!

I have learnt that letting go opens a space for more to arrive.

 

I wanted to be an accountant more than anything,  I dreamt about it since I was a teenager, I worked hard at realising that dream, studied more than one type of accounting qualification to cover all bases and here I am now today on a different path. I held on to the belief that I would be a Finance Director for a very long time and that holding on kept me from a life where I am at peace despite the uncertainty of income, gigs, and stability.

I have learnt that realising that dream of being an accountant took discipline, courage, a strong work ethic and self belief. This is what I gained on that journey which I have kept with me and can use on all others. Nothing was wasted in my realising that dream. At some point I had to let go because once the dream was realised the reality reflected to me that another path had to be chosen.

But I know now that I will be alright, that all needs are  always met and that the Universe is using me so much more that I would be have been used had I gone down that path of remaining an accountant. I am grateful that I had the courage to trust in letting go.

I believe in letting go in such a huge way there is a chapter in the first book What Did I Learn Today? called Journey to Letting Go!

I have applied the theory of letting go to small things, the stuff works y'all!

If  I want a particular gig - I do all the work and let it go- that means I have an unwavering faith that I do not have to control and man handle the process, stressing people out in between! I know in my knower that whatever happens I will be okay, I will learn something

Letting go aids in a peace of mind that passes all understanding

Peace

 

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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Discipline is Focused Doing

Our task is but to continue, as fast as possible, the necessary process of looking straight at all the interference and seeing it exactly as it is ACIM

Distractions and deterrents will come. They always do.

I have learnt that making the principles of discipline and consistency a part of your life is vital. Not much can happen without discipline and consistency. 

Motivation is a part of it but there are some days when motivation can only go so far. 

This is where the discipline comes in.

Discipline is about showing up, it is about consistency, it is about being self aware, being honest and true to you then to others, it is about keeping the big picture, keeping the vision in sight, despite how it looks at the moment, discipline is about having patience and faith and self belief.

Many people associate discpline with punishment- I have learnt that there is so much more to discipline.


Discipline is focused doing. You must do the thing that you know you have to do in order to get the results that you want.

Peace

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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Choices

Choice - to select your preference or desire from the possibilities presented. Your choice is your power, it is a function of your free will given to you by the creator. When you make a choice you are saying to the Universe that there is a desire, an idea, a vision, an intention, a dream that you are choosing to advance. When you fail to make a choice you are saying to the Universe that you have no power because every choice you don't make is a choice you are making. - Iyanla Vanzant

I was having a conversation with a someone yesterday, there was a difference of opinion on a matter at hand. I said in the end it is always a matter of choice. They did not believe this as many times "people have no choice"

This led to a further discussion about  what is "having no choice"

I believe that we always have a choice, this is where our power lies.

Making no choice is also a choice

Blaming others is also a choice

Accepting a situation is also a choice

regardless of the circumstances, any move that we make is based on a choice we make either consciously or unconciously.

So let's say one was sent to jail for a crime that they did not commit, the choice there is - what do I now do with this situation that I have found myself in, one which it seems at the moment that I have absolutely no control over?

Therein lies the choice

What do you do in a situation, any situation based according to Iyanla, the possibilities presented.

Many of our choices are based on our beliefs- and many of our beliefs are never questioned. The beliefs we have either comes from our family, our parents, our experiences, religion and society. Beliefs demand loyalty. When one believes in something they remain loyal to it, going against the belief brings up guilt. So rather than feel guilty about questioning the belief or discomfort from being different, we make a choice.

Mind you, I am not saying anyone's choice is wrong, to me if it is working it will be reflected in how you live your life,in how you feel, in your health, in your relationships

The most beautiful thing is, with free will, we can choose again, choices are unlimited until we die

So, how do you make choices?

Do you do it based on fear or love?

Do you make choices based on unquestioned core beliefs or not?

Do you make choices to avoid uncomfortable situations? (this one is me!! my hand is up!)

Do you make choices to enhance how you feel?

Do you make intentional choices?

One thing I have learnt is - every day in every way we are all making choices

Look at your life and it will tell you how well those choices are

Peace

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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Remain Open

I will gain more understanding when I realize...as long as I have an emotional attachment to a goal, I am attached to the fear of not achieving the goal. Iyanla Vanzant

My disappointment always comes with having a particular attachment to how something must look. I want it a certain way at a certain time

Or sometimes I want it to look like it did in the past

Or sometimes I want certain people to be involved or notice

Or sometimes I want the thing to end sooner than it has to

Attachment to the way things look and how it is supposed to be is different that setting a goal/having a vision and working it

Once the work has been done, the faith has been activiated, the self belief has been tapped into, you are on the right path. Things may show up in  ways you would never ever ever imagine.

Do not block the flow by wanting it to be one way, remain open and willing to have things on the road to where you are going look different, feel different, be different!

These past few weeks, raising funds for the NiNa Programme have reinforced these lessons

I wanted a couple corporate sponsors, I wanted to have the cash now so I could be morecomfortable as this is the week before it begins, I wanted to have more time to plan and speak to people, but alas, as soon as I let go of all of these attachments of how it is supposed to look and feel and what happened last time, I realised and confirmed to myself that no matter what, this thing is happening

I also have some angels who support and assist me in ways I cannto even describe- from their heart too!

So as much as we want something, we must remember that there are many different ways to achieve it, many different avenues. Be open to the many possibilities, do the work, have the faith and watch how it all unfolds

Peace

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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The Comfort KIllers

In life, you're given the responsibility for yourself, and the opportunity to serve everyone else. True fulfillment and success arrives when you’ve achieved a balance between these two worlds . . .Guru Singh

 

 

I had the pleasure of having an absolutely wonderful conversation with Stacey on her podcast, we talk, stories, purpose, sharing lessons on the Journey, why are you here and who are you without the things

 

Take a listen, share your own lessons

Peace

Akosua Dardaine Edwards on the Stacy A Cross Show

Manifestation

Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about.” ― Stephen Richards

Manifestation is always a lesson that I was fascinated with

Manifestation is this case is about seeing something in my mind's eye, doing the work and then letting it go, surrendering to the process in faith, trust and patience! The surrendering part is always the most challenging

As I practice it more I get better at it and less fussed about what and when things will happen

I had a conversation with my business manager a few months ago, I wanted to talk at an annual conference which I believed fit in to my vision. I asked her if she knew anyone that we could have approached. Left it there

Come Sunday 8th July I will be speaking at this conference, it landed in my lap! They called me yesterday and asked if I would be interested in speaking at the event

I literally screamed! Manifestation at it utmost best!

I have learnt when we are impatient, and doubtful we stump the process, when we are wanting to control it all, we stump the process,  when we blame others, we stump the process

So what do we do, do the work and have the faith

Doing the work is being at your best, making the calls, sending the emails, showing up, being present, listening to the intuition- not acting on fear and doubt!

and, and, and, learning to surrender it all

Peace

Catch me at Girls First this Sunday

https://firstcitizensaccess.com/girlsfirst/

 

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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Accept No Bad Behavior

Do not accommodate bad behavior - - - even your own. Iyanla Vanzant


Sometimes we just got to look in the mirror and "fess up"

Sometimes we just have to take responsibility for our actions and admit that we did it, we did the rubbish!

Sometimes we just have to say I apologize.

And most times doing that is challenging. Self reflection and owning our stuff takes courage.

But, let me share what I have learnt is - this process is essential in moving forward. And the even more beautiful thing is once we own and take responsibility for our stuff we can change and shift things! When we don't it will always be a case of us putting the responsibility on others - that simply does not and cannot work

Are you not setting boundaries? Then you must accept that and set some

Are you habitually late? that's you boo!

Are you unhealthy? - own it, then decide to do something about it

Are you stressed? - own it, then do something about it

When we own our stuff we are on our way..

Be prepared to not accept your own bad behaviour

Peace


 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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Shining Means....

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine. Dwight Moody

when you show up and you shine every single time, what happens is, shining  becomes a part of you, shining becomes your norm

and what is shining?

shining is not hiding behind excuses

shining is taking responsibility for your actions

shining is doing your best in the moment – sometimes the moment may not be perfect, but it ought not to stop you from doing your best in that moment

shining means being honest

shining means knowing that you will make mistakes

shining means feeling all your feelings

shining means having self belief

shining means being disciplined

shining means doing the work

shining means having the faith when you have done all the work

shining means being courageous

shining means being flexible

shining means setting & respecting boundaries    

shining means using what you have to make something useful

Keep shining

Peace

 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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Do You Have Personal Boundaries?

Boundaries were necessary for a successful relationship. Most relationships aborted in the boundary defining stage. Not because people demanded what they needed. But because they didn’t, then got resentful about it.    Karen Morie Moring

Boundaries, oh Boundaries! My hardest lesson on the journey! I think of myself as a naturally kind and giving person. I love to help, to support, to send light, to be around positivity. And for that reason I make the extra effort to be kind to people, to show up smiling and to mind my own business.

And with this approach I have also learnt that there are those who are not in a position to receive my kindness and smiling. This is where boundaries come in, how do I draw a line in the sand when those who do not know how to receive my kindness? How do I not take this personally? How do I not keep looking for a way to "of help"? How do I say no?

How do I have a conversation with people about these boundareis and more than that, the consequences of jumping over the boundaries I set

I have been asking myself these questions.

Boundaries to me, is about self respect, it is about how I treat myself and treat others. Boundaries is how I take care of my mental and emotional health. Boundaries sets the tone on what I stand for and accept from myself and others.

Poor boundaries leads to emotional burnout and resentment- I ain't about that type of life now!

When I set a boundary I also respect myself more! What will I accept from you? What will I not accept? And am I ready to accept the consequences? Some people may not like boundaries, as a recovering people pleaser, this has been a challenge. 

I have learnt that if I want everyone to like me no matter what, you don't need boundaries, but the consequences of that is a lack of self respect, resentment and regret! Newsflas, everyone cannot like me! 

I have learnt that what I stand for will determine how I live and who I attract into my world

I have learnt that there can be renegotiation of boundaries and flexibility is part of the journey

Do you have boundaries?

Peace

 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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Do You Lower Your Standards For Others

"Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” Anonymous

 

 

"Just open up - you project that you are very serious and live a high flying life"- a guy told me this yesterday and yes, confessions on the journey, I really dig this guy! So when the statement was made I was a tad bit shocked! to me it was very random and out of the blue, because we haven't spoken for ages and the initial conversation was, to me at least, nothing to do with this!

 

I thought about it for a while! Why lower my standards just to have a man? Nah sah!

Why lower my standards just to be alone? Double na sah!

I am all advocating for flexibility and compromise, I am all for having standards and boundaries.

 

I am all for love! I love love

It is the greatest force and feeling ever!

 

So if anyone is coming at me to ask me to lower my standards I will have to politely decline and let them know I can and I will love them from afar!

 

Peace

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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Will You Take a Risk?

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”  Maya Angelou

Yesterday, the young ladies from the NiNa Programme participated in stilt walking, this is a long held tradition in our country that we call "Moko Jumbies". People walk on stilts as high as 6 feet tall, they dance on them and have a good ole time. Especially during our annual carnival celebration.

It takes courage and the willingness to take risks to get up on those stilts. I always marvel when I see them dancing and hopping on one foot.

Falling down is par for the course when learning the art

And so the thinking behind taking the young ladies was to build courage and for them to learn that falling is okay, it is in the staying down that can be an issue

They were all quite keen to go

We arrived and they were introduced to the stilts, they were all scared of falling, credit to them they all put on the stilts and made a right go of it

If I was not prompted I would have not had the courage to get up on those stilts. I would have gladdly sit on the sidelines

 

If you got off the sidelines & into the game, it might mean that you seriously suck. 

Or that you failed. 

Or that you made a mistake. 
It might mean that people can see you. They can see your skills. & thus, they can judge.
They can hurt your feelings.
Sidelines are safe. But you’ll always suck.
You’ll never get better at:
 writing.
Or speaking.
Or asking.
Or creating.
or loving.
or flirting.
Or any of it.
You’ll stay where you are.
Your skills won’t be tested.
You’ll never prove your own strength.
You’ll never get any better.
So get off of them.
Whatever sidelines you're standing on in your life.

Peace

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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Ask And You Shall Receive

You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.” 
― Kamand Kojouri

Asking for support was never my strong point, I had this belief that asking for support showed that I was weak! I never even questioned that thought. I thought that asking exposed my own failings so it was easier and better to suck it up,or hide, or lay low until I fixed "it."

Lay low until the storm passed or some other scene  happened which would not allow me to ask anyone for anything! It was tiring! It was soul destroying. It was stoopid!

And then shit hit fan, I had to do inner work.  I learnt if, I cannot receive, I cannot give!

Giving and Receving go hand in hand.

I judged those who asked as weak, so I saw myself as weak.Unconsciously

I also learnt that  asking and giving to the weak is giving with conditions. Giving ought to be from the heart, for the joy of it, for the love, for the service.

People generally like to help and support others, the way that life is set up, we are all connected, connection lends itself to support, and the best way to get support is to ask for it, with a clean heart, no judgement, for the greater good.

Time and time when I forget I am reminded. The Universe works just like that!

In July, the Nina Programme  hosts a camp for young ladies. We, the awesome Pat and Avinash who support me no matter what,  work in partnership with a care home for girls. As it happens it is a sponsored camp. Uusally by now we have the funds lined up, the place sorted and are ready to roll. As of yesterday we did not have the dime nor any promises of any!

I was sad, I was down. I said I would cancel it.

I woke up this morning and said "wait a minute? who did I ask?"

Then the inside chatter came flooding, the feelings of being weak, of me failing and not handling my business, truth be told I really spent little time on raising funds having been pulled in different directions over the past five months.

I decided to ignore the chatter and ask people.

I sat down and asked people who were friends, people who I met on the Journey.

By the end of me asking I had some of the funds to start!

Ask for what you want, be clear, be willing to hear no, be willing to do the work, be willing to receive, be willing to ask again!

I am so grateful for the lessons

The NiNa Programme will commence on July 9th 2018

Thank you to all who contributed

Peace

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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