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This message from our friends at SmileyBooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmBMBOCgswY Dear Reader, It's been a very busy summer! In June, I graduated another class of coaches and ministers. In July, I hosted workshops and classes. In August, I took my granddaughter off to college. That would be my daughter Gemmia's baby girl, all grown up and out of the nest. And, as you have probably heard, I have been taping the upcoming episodes of my new show on OWN, Iyanla Fix My Life. I have met some incredible people and participated in some incredible healing and awakening. I am truly humbled and honored to be able to serve the world by doing what I love -- teaching universal law and principle. Iyanla Fix My Life is about to premier on OWN and I am excited and nervous and really, really ready to embark upon a new phase of life. Don't be fooled by the title! I am not doing the work in these shows. It is the guests; the courageous people who have stepped forward to ask for help and demonstrate what is possible who do the work. I am the facilitator, the supporter, the teacher and I am very proud of the work I am able to do in the name of healing. As I stated on the "Sneak Peak" show back in June, this is not television, it is a workshop. It is an opportunity for us all to take a look at ourselves, our issues, our challenges and the healing opportunities that exist when we are willing to simply, "tell the truth." The issues we tackle exist in every city, on every block, everywhere in the country today. They are the issues we talk about, struggle with and often wonder how to resolve. Iyanla Fix My Life will hopefully offer some answers and possibilities for resolution and healing. Please consider this my personal invitation for you to watch and to participate in each episode of Iyanla Fix My Life. The way you can participate is to take notes, share what you glean from each show and put any useful information to use in your own life. I encourage you not to get stuck agreeing or disagreeing with the story line but rather, look for the issues that may be present in your life or the lives of someone you know and love. If there is an issue or challenge that is familiar to you, do your work! Tell your truth! Forgive yourself and someone else! Commit yourself to be better, do better and live better. To "fix" means to restore to an original state of health and wholeness; to return to original purpose. Each of us was born to fulfill a divine purpose. As we open our hearts and minds to a new way of being, the purpose of our lives unfolds organically. Iyanla Fix My Life is in many ways, an invitation to wholeness, healing and purpose. I hope you will watch and in-joy! Be Blessed!
SNAPSHOTS, the new book by Gibran Tariq is not merely a book of 365 affirmations. It is a provocative day-to-day adventure, a daily event that will transform you. It is a cover-to-cover inspirational guide for African-Americans who aspire to understand themselves and the world in which they live. This book will set your soul on fire. It is a key that you can use to unlock the start of each morning and then provide you with a passport into the mystery of tomorrow. The book can be found on Amazon.com in both the print and Kindle editions. Below are the SNAPSHOTS from the first of the year and the one from yesterday.. January 1 Don’t believe the hype! There are only 7 days a year. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. It’s just that they come at U 358 more times in a bewildering array of brilliant disguises. –ali- Until you have made a happy landing at that place called YOU, there is no need to even consider making resolutions since you will merely be addressing “adopted theories” or “misplaced notions” about the true nature of your being when your real worth and value lie buried deep beneath the legacy of lies perpetuated upon you by your parents, spouses, bosses and your own foolish imitations of those you idolize! Without knowledge of self, your resolutions only support your bold willingness to promote and impose behavior on yourself that may not even be conducive to your personal well-being. You don’t know who you are, so how can you choose wisely? Without intimate knowledge of your real needs, you will tend to choose what speaks loudest or sparkles brightest because when you possess no sense of loyalty to yourself, then it is easy to be attracted to sentiments and mindsets that were not fashioned or forged in the depths of your own being. There must exist a continuing sense of loyalty to yourself that affords you the warrant to believe you are worth further development and that your trust in yourself is all the license you need to begin the search for yourself. Next you must strip yourself of all the pretenses you may have acquired of wanting to be exactly like someone else, and then you must crush all the remnants of the person you were molded to be by others. Then you work with what’s left. That’s the framework that leads to YOU. HAPPY LANDING! February 13 The funny thing about love is that you earn from it just what you have leaned from it. -Ali- When love is new, your emotions are like school children on a trip to the zoo. Everything beckons, glowing with sunshine, pulsing with joy. This is a freebie. It can be savored, pored over, luxuriated in, and devoured without guilt. Once it’s gone these moments cannot be salvaged. They were merely attention-getting sensory modifiers whetting your appetite for more, but the rest comes with strings attached. You have to work for them. After all of nature’s preliminary reports are in, alerting you to the mother lode of good feelings still available, you now are required to plumb the depths of another person’s soul to extract them. It is not impossible work if you are perceptive. A lingering touch, a whispered sigh, a wistful glance are all sign posts that point the way. The love is there.Waiting. Get it. To purchase SNAPSHOTS,click on the link below http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076RB6S0