Day three of my manifesting more money journey focuses on meditation and visualization to amplify your money mojo. It's all about getting into your emotions about how you would feel once your desires and intentions were met. I chose the following prompt to express my visualization:
On my walk today, an Angel showed up and he shared this message with me...
Amazing transformative shift happened when I did this…
I said YES to a 5-month challenge to become financially Fit, internally Fine and physically Fab! I said it reluctantly and fearfully, but I said it because I knew that change was a must for me to LIVE my best full and abundant life now. Plus, I didn’t know what or how long it would take for me to shift and I was seriously concerned about the results of continued inactivity. At 5’ 1” and 204.4 lbs slowly but consistently rising, I could not afford to ignore the tug in my spirit when I heard the introduction video inviting me to join Lisa Nichols and Matt Gil for the Fit Fine and Fab Challenge.
“Enter to Worship, Leave to Serve” is the motto of my church, Apostolic Temple of Jesus Christ (ATJC), and they have truly been a ministry of ‘God’s Love in Action’ to me. When I talk about, think of or feel their many expressions of love towards me, I sometimes weep with overwhelming heartfelt gratitude for the people of this love-inspired ministry.
I joined ATJC after moving back to Queens when I could no longer afford my Bronx apartment. It had been a year and a half since I stepped out on faith and resigned from my job in 2010 to pursue ministry full-time. I depleted my 401K and faced eviction before I had the know how, drive, courage or confidence to monetize my gifts and abilities and create a sustainable ministry. I was always more comfortable working behind the scenes to bless others through my time and talents. I always felt that gifts of the heart were more valuable and, or maybe because, I never had much money or material assets.
As caregiver for my mom, I’ve learned to count it all joy in spite of the challenges that arose when my mom took ill in 2014. I shared in a previous blog post that she had a stroke which impaired her memory and language skills, followed by two incidences of congestive heart failure where the doctor had to shock her irregular heart beat into its right rhythm (cardioversion). The hospitalizations, various therapies and adjustments took its toll on the both of us and created times, then and now when the stress feels like it is consuming my head, rippling through my body and oozing out my ears, causing my attitude to be short and my tone sharp. But God … God encourages me through it all, helps me to keep a proper perspective, and increases my joy through the process.
When I experienced a low spirit, tear-jerking moment on May 30, 2015, I was asked to write a “Joy” themed poem to share the next day at the Women’s Choir Program. But God led me to share in a different way and this is my testimony…
Happy New Year 2015!
To God be the glory.
Good morning God. I love, thank and appreciate your love, patience, forgiveness and presence in my life. Your grace and mercy are incomparable, priceless, precious and oh so necessary. You are the Bomb.com! Yep, You are the boom in the bomb and the bang in the buck. There truly is no me without You and life is worth the living because You live.
It’s my birthday and I’ll rejoice if I want to! Praise God, Hallelujah! The melody to the song “It’s My Party and I’ll cry if I want to” literally popped into my mind as I began to type this birthday blog.
However, contrary to the woe expressed in the song, I’m bubbling with jubilant expressions of gratitude in my spirit. I choose JOY!
The flow of this content adds to my gratefulness because it confirms God’s inherent good and faithfulness in showing up when I settle down to write, not knowing where I’m going until He directs me in what to say. Follow along with me as my birthday blog unfolds…
So, Sunday, Nov. 2 is my birthday and I get the privilege and pleasure of participating in corporate fellowship, prayer, praise and worship at church, plus the bonus of taking communion; and then, I get to sell my books after service. Yaaaay God! I also express gratitude for a restful week, working from bed, being still and quiet; and for the invitation I received to be interviewed for the online newsletter of Inner Vision Institute for Spiritual Development(IVISD), where I was a former student. I feel extremely honored for the opportunity to share my “Living a Vocal, Valued and Victorious Life” book series with that community because my healing, growth, and transformation journey and subsequent success came through the teachings, awareness, and inner-work that began in 2006 with the IVISD program.
One Billion Rising is a V-Day worldwide campaign to end violence against women. I rose because I was raped and now had the inner strength, opportunity and collective support to end the silence and share my story. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls because 1 in every 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten during their lifetime. I rose because I am 1 of the 3 women to experience this violence. I rose because it helped me and others continue the healing process. I rose with 200 countries signed up to participate along with world leaders, celebrities, organizations and activists ready to Strike, Dance, and Rise because it was time to say, “Enough! The violence must end.”
NOTE: The “V” in V-Day means Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.