Shambala Blog

January 2022

The Power of Association

Friendships and relationships.

Friendships and relationships form the fundamental basis of human interactions.

Like a beaded bracelet, they are the thread that holds all the beads in position. The beauty of the bracelet lies in the excellent color combination of the beads which would not have been possible were it not for the thread joining them.

This analogy of a beaded bracelet is what associations are to our lives. Ignore them at your peril. Without their success, your life will be one hell of a mess you wish you could quickly get out of.

Friendships go a long way in ensuring our smooth lives. A mere genuine friendship means well for each other. It can later graduate into a relationship. This goes beyond what was just normal friendship.

Relationships are more personal. They are beyond simple friendships. It could take the form of a working relationship, a romantic relationship, or a social relationship. Whatever form it assumes, it bears the best interest of either party.

The associations you forge are so powerful beyond what you may think. There are many reasons why you may enter into friendships and relationships.

Here are some of them:

  1. It is the social nature of human beings.

Whoever said that human beings are social beings did strike the right chord. It is the most sensible and truest saying this century.

No man is an island. We are dependent on each other in one way or the next. This interdependence is the blessing that the universe has bestowed on us.

We find pleasure in talking to the next person about this or that. Eventually, we finally became best friends with strangers. Goodness! Who has ever known the secrets of the universe?

You are not weird if you find yourself overly social. Consider yourself blessed with an abundance of nature’s gifts.

  1. To build a social network.

Our social nature drives us to build social empires of people we know. The network of people you associate with is also a form of wealth that is mostly overlooked.

While there are limitations on the extent of aid we may receive, the power of your network knows no boundary. The advent of social media does not come as a surprise.

Even the elderly of this generation need social media. At one point in their senior years, they may need WhatsApp to video call their grandchildren living far away. They will need assistance doing this but still, they are building their social network with family.

You can build your social network and meet strangers online who could be potential clients, workmates, or bosses.

  1. Meeting in workplaces and social joints.

You may start a friendship with someone because you met them at work. You need to establish a good working relationship with them for work to run smoothly. Without it, conflicts may abound and the objectives of the work will not be met.

These friendships of convenience finally transform into the best thing we have ever had. We partake in the lives of our workmates because their performance at work affects the output. This could become the genesis of a lot of things.

  1. The need to confide in someone.

Vulnerability is the last thing any of us can acknowledge. However, throughout our lives, the baggage that comes along with survival can get heavy and we may need someone to confide in.

It is almost like an automatic reaction for you to be vulnerable to your best friend, sometimes your partner. For this reason, people get into relationships and friendships more so because they feel safer in them.

Besides these reasons for associating with others, you should not forget the power they wield over your life. This makes it more important when choosing friends and partners.

Here are some of the powers of association:

  1. Adoption of new habits.

It is undisputed that your associates can initiate you into new habits – both good and bad. What was foreign to you could turn out to be the best thing you have ever done, thanks to your friends.

Their influence on you to do what they do is greater. For the fear of missing out, you will eventually yield to their pressure.

Come to think of it, not everything is bad. They can help you discover new things you never knew existed.

The beauty of friendships is in self-discovery and the beginning of an adventurous future.

  1. You will be introduced to new places.

We slack in visiting new places alone because of the fear of being lonely. Nobody wants to be lonely. Instead, we all would like great company wherever we go.

In the right company, you can explore new places. Time spent bonding is invaluable and we would do anything to replay such beautiful moments.

Yes, you can enjoy your company. But it is even better when you know new places courtesy of your associates. 

  1. Associations connect you with destiny connectors.

We meet many people through our friends. Some of them are the ones destiny has put in our way to connect us to our future. Have you ever wondered what would have become of you if you did not meet certain people?

You probably first met these people through your friends. You owe them a debt of gratitude for unknowingly enabling you to meet your current employer or clients. This is the best part of networking.

  1. Creating heart-to-heart connections.

You can bond so much with your associates to the extent it seems you share a single life. Their concerns automatically become yours and your troubles as well become theirs.

This power of association will make you stronger to face whatever comes your way because you know that you are not alone in it. Someone will give you a pat on your shoulder and this will keep you moving.

Associates are responsible for the building or ruining of your dreams. When you meet the right people, they will help you climb the ladder of life to the highest levels. Their support is invaluable.

In conclusion, the power of association is undeniable. Do not think twice to forge associations with the right people and cut off those with people that mislead you. 

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24 hours of Change

The common denominator.

If there is one thing that the universe has allocated fairly to all of us, it is time. 24 hours is all we have in a day yet how we spend it makes all the difference.

Across all the different time zones, everyone has the same 24 hours to do all they have to. What may understandably vary is the length of day and night.

Most economies worldwide are transitioning (if they are not there already) to be operational 24 hours. The world is now a global village. Everyone is competing for the limited resources available. If you keep on complaining about having limited time for a task, somebody else will replace you unapologetically.

Bias? What bias?

There is no bias whatsoever when it comes to time. Everyone takes personal responsibility for their success or failure wherever they are. Yes, there may be other reasons for failing at something but certainly, time cannot be one of them.

Our individual efforts place us at different levels. You should not rush at anything because you may get it wrong in your hurry. Everything happens at its appointed time.

The speed of time.

It is common to talk about how time flies or crawls like a snail. The truth is that the speed of time is constant. What makes the difference is the activities we do.

You must have noticed how ‘fast’ time moves when you are busy with a task. You never know when an hour or two have passed until you finish what you were at. This is the power of productivity.

To effect 24 hours of change, you need to be busy. Not just being busy but doing a value-added activity. This is what is lacking in a majority of people. The brighter side is what you are doing right now – reading this – adds value to your personality.

 The value of time.

Besides water, time is an extremely important resource. You cannot recover it once wasted. When you misuse it, you will feel its repercussions in a little while. This will torment you when you see others doing what you should have done a long time ago.

The value of time is measured by what you do in a given duration. Did you use your childhood to learn or you were a truant? Did you work when you had the opportunity?

The value of your time will be measured alongside those lines. Your efforts shall be crowned at the appointed time. Everybody has different seasons to shine. You never know how long they have waited to enjoy their current glory. It is an investment of a considerable amount of time. You too shall reach there if you value time and work towards your goals.

Creating value from time.

There are many ways you can create value from your time. You can create the change you desire within 24 hours.

  1. Learn a skill.

Education is endless. It is recommended to go to school at an early age because your young brain can easily grasp new concepts. However, there are many other skills you can learn even after you are grown up.

Soft skills like online marketing, editing digital media, technical writing, translation, e-commerce, and other free courses are available online. Instead of procrastinating, take action and enroll in a course of your choice.

This will make you better placed in an evolving world where your skills guarantee your survival. Idle time spent on wishful thinking will erode your efficiency even in what you already know. Depending on the duration of what you are learning, you will turn out a different person altogether incomparable with your idle peers.

  1. Invest in your health.

Health is wealth. Take time to invest in your health today. Go to the gym and do some cardio exercises, go for that early morning run, or join the local football (or any sports) team. invest in good health

The time you invest in your health will differentiate you from those who did not take such seriously. You can never regret keeping fit because its benefits are extensive.

Not going to the hospital for muscle aches problems, easy mobility, and a stronger immunity are some of the reasons that should motivate you to engage in physical sports.

The temptation to watch Netflix movies day and night and play video games are great and you require greater discipline to overcome it. Do not allow your 24 hours in a day to drown in that pit.

  1. Invest in personal development.

The first person you should invest in is YOU. S(he) will never let you down. An investment in personal development is good because it will transform you to become a better version of yourself.

Read literature that aims to improve your personality (like this one). You can also watch transformational and inspirational content online. The time you spend with such rich content will redeem you from bad habits and prepare you for the outside world.

If you must be addicted to blue screens, then use them to build progressive habits. Habits that will foster unity and improve your overall being instead of constantly doing what you cannot account for online.

Can you imagine the long-lasting impact good digital content can have on you? Why should you drown in depression while you can invest your time in personal development?

  1. Constantly think of ways you can improve.

What you engage your mind in matters a lot. Take your time to think of new ways to do greater things. Do not settle at a single source of income or one way of solving a problem.

Have you ever wondered what would have become of you if had spent your time brainstorming on how to solve your problems instead of complaining to people who cannot help you?

Now that you have seen only a handful of people can help you without any self-interests, think wide and deeply about how you can improve your situation. If it is good, it can become better. If it is already better, make it the best.

In conclusion, much can happen within 24 hours. Both destruction and creation can happen. Invest your time in creating positive habits and the best practices for your success. 

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Choices Have Consequences

The state of life.

Much has been said about what life is but much more has been left unspoken. It is a classroom where anything can happen. At one time, the student can be the teacher and circumstances can make them exchange places. Life is unapologetic.

Most importantly is the power everyone wields over their lives. This power is vested in decisions.

The beauty is that we take credit for the failure or success of what we become. What we may consider as insignificant choices finally come to haunt us day and night.

Love it or hate it, choices have consequences.

Decision making.

We may think that decisions are what is only reached in boardrooms or in other official meetings. The many choices we make daily are also decisions that cumulatively form the bigger picture.

The irony is that when we choose to make a choice, we have made a decision. When we also choose not to make any choice, we have equally made a decision. We cannot escape decision-making for what it is and when we finally settle on our preferences, we should be ready to face what comes along with it.

The moment of truth.

The moment of truth comes when we are between a rock and a hard place. It is when circumstances force us to choose between options we would rather avoid.

You need to evaluate what are the consequences of each option. There are some sacrifices you may have to make at the altar of decision making. This does not make you any less a better person.

Many people fail when it is demanded of them to choose between two very dear alternatives. They forget that their inaction is also a choice they have made. Thereafter, the aftermath of their inaction starts haunting them.

The aftermath.

Although you may not realize it yet, decision-making is not for the faint-hearted. The consequences of your choices have made you survive the hardships of life (and equally its greatness).

Up to now, you must be aware of one law of nature – the law of action and reaction. It is not rocket science as you once perceived when you first heard of it. 

Every choice we make (action) has its consequences (reaction). The two follow each other in tow. It can never be wished away. Although the consequences may delay, they shall finally come knocking at your door.

Here is what you should possibly expect from your choices:

  1. The reaction of those whom your choice has not favored.

You already know that your decisions shall not please everyone. Some people will be happy about it while others will not be amused. What you do not know is the reaction of those who will be unhappy.

Your choice could hurt their interests and they will not take it lightly. It is natural for people to protect their territories. Anyone who crosses the line is a targeted enemy.

Those not favored by your choice shall withdraw their support from you. They cannot partner with someone who does not consider their interests. While you could have acted innocently for self-preservation, they will cut you off for it. This is the price you have to pay in decision-making.

  1. Uncertainty on the future in your choice.

Sometimes you may have to make first-time choices. You may have to travel in an unfamiliar path for the greater good. Most sober decisions are not popular. They are landmark choices that could completely turn around your life.

There is a certain degree of doubt coupled with anxiety about what lies ahead in store for you. You have no one to turn to and ask about their experience in the choice you have made. You can only trust yourself.

It is perfectly normal to doubt yourself at the beginning but you must not withdraw from what you have started.

  1. Change of environment.

The best assurance in life is that change is constant. It can work for or against us. The circumstances around what made us initially decide can change. What will happen if they change to what we wanted after we have already chosen to move forward?

This is a tough call to make especially if you have already started implementing your choice. Going back will make you look indecisive. For the sake of your dignity and sanity, you will have to reassure yourself that you made the right choice given the prevailing circumstances at that time.

  1. Unmet expectations of your choice.

You cannot have everything all the time. This is a lesson that most people hardly learn. It is one of the possible consequences of your choices. It does not make your initial decision bad. You made it based on what was good for you and you were convinced of its success.

You are strong for making an unpopular choice even if it may not have eventually worked as you had hoped for. Although some of your choices may disappoint, you cannot quit decision-making. Ever.

Unmet expectations fortify your personality and reception to failure. You become better than what you had hoped and disappoint those who expected your downfall.

Your recovery plan.

With all these possible consequences of your choices, you need to know how you can handle them. You should be able to brave the rejection(s) and bask in the glory of your successes.

As you think about the choices on your table, you should plan the way forward whether or not your choices are successful.

This is more important because you cannot dwell on the past. A good plan will have you recover quickly from any setback (should there be any).

Whether good or bad, your choices will have their effects. Are you prepared for them?

Every choice you make should be for a good cause. Your conscience should be clear that you mean well. The sooner you recognize decision-making as a battle that you have to win, the better for you. As you choose, settle on long-term benefits and not short-term gratification. 

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Choose the Correct Battles

The battlefield.

It is full of tears and sweat in equal measure. It is not a desirable place by any standards. The battlefield is a point of last resort when diplomacy has failed and you have to defend yourself from the enemy. You require the wisdom to choose your battles carefully.

The reason for going to war should be clear. Every good soldier should believe what they are championing. They can devote themselves to the battle wholly without holding back anything because of the firm belief they hold.

Are you ready to pay the price of battle? The price could take the form of broken relationships, shattered dreams, or painful memories. 

You should choose the winning side in battle. It is either a win or a loss. There is no middle ground. Much is at stake when emotions run high. This makes it even more important to choose your battles correctly.

The art of war.

Going to battle requires that you are skilled in fighting the enemy. Skills like emotional intelligence, great character, good reputation, and patience are invaluable when going to war. Have every resource at your disposal because you cannot afford to lose.

The art of war has evolved from the bloody machetes and spears’ fights to subtle yet fierce fights of the mind and character. People will accost you for no reason at all and your strength of character will be put to test. How you choose to approach such battles will determine your success.

Sometimes it is clear that we are in the wrong and shall lose if we choose to go to ‘war’ unprepared or for no good reason. Every action we take should be justifiable.

Alliances are key in battle.

There is an ancient philosophy about the battle zone. Be ruthless when classifying people. Do not allow fence-sitters to be part of your team.

Choose your associates wisely as you do similarly with your battles. They will sabotage your plans in battle and abandon you when you need them the most. Cut off gossipers, slanderers, and rumor-mongers if they cannot change their ways. They may look resourceful when they are on your team but do not add any value.

The battle before the war.

A battle is lighter than war. It has defined boundaries and parties. They are what we often face in life. They graduate to war when the issues raised are not addressed timely.

We have the option of choosing our battles but never the war. There is little room for diplomacy in war because all avenues are exhausted. Intervene in the battle to make peace before things get out of hand. Little can be done when there is war.

There are battles worth fighting and others that we should not consider. These are some battles you can fight:

  1. Those endangering your future.

You have every reason to fight battles that risk your future. It could be someone hindering your access to basic needs like education. It could also be somebody deliberately endangering your health. You must constantly watch your back since not everyone wishes you well.

Your opposers will carry the day if you fail to fight this battle. Confront whoever poses a risk and leave nothing to chance. Stand up for your future and do not leave it in the hands of other people. They may mess you up irreparably.

  1. Those defaming you.

Your character assassination is a huge battle that you should fight. Its effects are not easily reversible and could cost you big time if you do not win this battle. Your reputation will always go ahead of you. You should guard it with every resource you have.

The only reason why someone will soil your name is they do not wish you well. When you lay back and do not act against such people, those who hear bad things about you may believe it. Such news, although untrue, may shut doors of opportunities on your face. This explains why you should go hard on slanderers.

  1. Those misrepresenting facts about you.

Sadly, the world does not understand the language of facts. Some people do not blink an eye before they say untrue things about you. It may not be defamation but such gross lies about facts cannot go without a challenge. Be fierce and protect the truths about yourself. You are better placed to argue your case out in the court of public opinion.

This battle puts you in the public light unexpectedly. How you handle those bending facts about you in their favor speaks volumes. Be bold and face them with decorum to maintain your reputation. Your firmness against them will make you win this battle.

You should equally disengage from other battles because they are unfruitful. Anyway, what is the point?

These are some of the battles you should shun:

  1. Battles of rumors and heresies.

Some people peddle rumors for no reason. They exaggerate situations to embarrass you or for selfish reasons best known to them. Those who hear what is said about you cannot believe it. Engaging in such battles is stooping too low for your status.

Draw the line between defamation and silly unbelievable rumors. Fight your battles of the former but not the latter. There is no reason for you to respond to rumors while there are available facts people can check.

  1. Battles of opinions.

People will always hold their opinions about you. You cannot change how they choose to perceive you. You may be a good person but they can still view you in a bad light. You have little influence over their opinions.

Do not engage in the battle of opinions. You will be stooping too low and attract contempt. Respect their opinions but set your record straight with facts. Let them speak for you.

In conclusion, choosing the correct battles is very important. You will not invest your time and resources in a lost cause. This is a guide on how you can win it all. 

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How to Identify your Calling

You were made for this!

Being stranded about what you want in life is becoming a normal thing to many people. It is a worrying trend for people to be unable to discover their passion. Your calling is first your business before it becomes anybody else’s. Unless you make an effort to know where you stand, nobody will help you realize it.

You should not simply live but live meaningfully. It is not automatic that you will discover your calling earlier. The only guarantee is that everybody’s life has a purpose. Realize that nobody will fulfill your calling if you do not step up to it. You were made for this!

What is your purpose in life?

Your purpose is what makes you wake up daily in the morning. Some are lucky to discover what theirs is at an early age. It requires that you are under the guidance of a more mature person with experience that you lack. They will help you come to self-realization and discover your purpose.

It is worth noting that your purpose is not the end in itself but a means to the end. It is the driver to the actualization of your calling. Without it, you may never fulfill your calling.

Your calling.

It is how you are destined to serve the world. Your calling ranks higher than self-interests. No wonder people have a hard time identifying it because they cannot see beyond how it will benefit them. It is okay for one’s calling to vary from that of another person. Siblings can have different callings altogether.

Types of calling.

Despite the several types of callings, all of them are for the service of humanity. They mold one not to be selfish but equally prioritize other people’s needs.

  1. The calling of leadership.

Some people have this calling to lead in their various capacities. They are innate leaders. This gift is for the benefit of society. They may not know it all but their skills in bidding support and formulating favorable policies are unmatched.

People with this calling attract love wherever they go. Masses cannot find fault with them. They will want to be under their leadership without thinking twice. Although there can be more suitable people, they are not preferred to them.

  1. The destiny connector.

These are people that the universe has put on our way with a good reason. They may neither be our relatives nor friends, but we will forever be indebted to them. People with this calling desire to help others expecting nothing in return.

Destiny connectors genuinely enjoy helping other people. They either know someone in a position to solve a problem or have a skill needed at that same time to help someone.

One thing with destiny connectors is that they never fall short of resources even though they are constantly giving aid. Their basket is ever full.

  1. The hub of knowledge.

This is a gift from the universe. People with this calling are mentally gifted. They are resourceful wherever they go. Like destiny connectors, they also seem to have an answer to everything.

Their performance in academics is exemplary. Teachers marvel at their razor-sharp minds from an early age. Unlike their peers, they do not struggle to understand new concepts. Everything is at their fingertips.

This calling is hardly recognized because people consider it normal. Those gifted with it assume senior positions in the world of science and technology.

  1. The unity thread.

People with this calling are equally important. They bring different people together despite their variations. They are like a string that holds beads of different colors and sizes together. It is like an artist who creates a beautiful beaded bracelet or necklace. The product is never fully appreciated until it is complete.

Those with this calling are ambassadors of peace. Not everyone can be an agent of peace as much as they love it. They will pass the buck to somebody else. They are not to blame because their calling could be elsewhere.

From these four types of callings, have you identified yours yet? If not, here is how you can know yours.

Trust the process.

The process of identifying your calling is not as complicated as some think. It involves a little bit more honesty on your part. You will fail if you are economical with the truth. You must accept the harsh reality you may not be ready for.

This is the way to go:

  1. Establish your passion.

Find out what you genuinely love. It should be free from peer pressure and external influence. You may think there is none but there is something buried within you that brings you great joy. Your passion is independent of all prevailing circumstances. Nothing can ever out it off.

However, there is a weak spot. Some people think they love something because they do it daily. That is a routine of convenience. Your passion is what you will do even when you have an alternative.

  1. Know the resources you have.

In identifying your calling, you need to audit your resources. Do not rely on what you do not have. You can mistake something for your calling simply because you crave it.

Cravings are temporary but a calling is for a lifetime. It is not something you can change in a fortnight. Your calling aligns with your ability.

  1. Willingness.

This is gauged by your subconscious acts. They are what you do involuntarily. Do you find yourself constantly making peace? Do you stand in the gap to help those stranded? Or are you the go-to person to be consulted?

Audit the causes you have pursued unknowingly. They will point in the direction of your calling. It is something that you will do tirelessly and effortlessly. You will eventually be unable to sustain it if you fake your way. Be authentic to know your true calling.

In conclusion, gauge your feelings towards your calling. One enjoys their true calling no matter how difficult it may get. Re-evaluate your choices and identify your calling before it is too late. 

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Listen to the Still Small Voice Within You

Pay attention.

A serene environment optimizes your hearing ability. However, in a multitude of voices, it is difficult to hear what individual voices are saying no matter how hard you strain. The universe speaks to us calmly amid chaos. Other voices are louder than it and the former gets lost therein.

The major difference is that the still small voice speaks in you, not elsewhere. The universe has a way of communicating with your spirit. It speaks in a tender voice within you. As it speaks, you are convicted in your heart to act upon what it is telling you.

Communication with the universe.

The universe communicates to us diversely. Most notably is the still small voice speaking within us. It is calm even when the situation is chaotic.

In an intense situation and with an adrenaline rush when we are under the pressure to make a move, it is difficult to pay attention to what the universe is telling us. You can be sure that only the voice within you holds the key to unlocking the stalemate. Communicate with the Universe

Maintaining calm under pressure is difficult. Everyone is looking up to you for direction and you feel obliged to be the hero.

Communication is a skill perfected over time especially with a tight situation at hand. Here is a guide to listen to the still small voice in you:

  1. Withdrawal.

As much as we may spite this, our environments play a significant role in how we communicate to the universe. It is difficult to hear what the universe is saying if we live in a chaotic environment.

Consider the analogy of the price of a bottle of water. At the airport, it could be priced at $7. The same is priced at $5 in supermarkets and $3 at its wholesale outlets. Why is the price different for the same commodity?

The difference is a result of a change of locations. This signifies the importance of our environment. Change your location if you cannot hear what the universe is telling you.

  1. Focus.

The focus of your attention at any point is very important. Always focus inwards before outwards because the external environment can soil your focus before you have discovered yourself.

The universe operates like the camera. You focus on the subject before taking any shot. There is a guarantee of a perfect shot if the focus was accurate. Similarly, focusing on yourself enables you to sift through the multitude of voices. You can distinguish your desires from the right thing to do.

You master self-control when you focus on yourself. Lust or any other selfish desires cannot stop you from listening to the conviction in your heart by the universe. Without accurate focus, you will mistake your innate wishes for what the universe is telling you.

  1. Adjust.

The universe requires us to adjust to what it is telling us. Adjustment is an uncomfortable affair. We have to cut down on our pleasures and settle on a middle ground. It could be something we were unprepared for but we have to do it anyway.

The still small voice within us always demands what is right over what is convenient. We may have to adjust by shedding off some unnecessary friendships. They could be the hindrance to manifestation by the universe. communicate with the Universe

Listening to the still small voice involves doing away with anything that comes in the way. Mark you, the universe wants what is best for us contrary to people who only wish on us what will be convenient for them too.

  1. Act boldly.

Have the guts to implement what the still small voice within you is saying. The universe never forgets. It shall not pardon you for contempt to implement what it told you. Of all the relationships you have forged, yours with the universe is supposed to be the superlative one. You owe fidelity to it as it does to you.

Pursue the dream you have always wished for before someone discouraged you from doing it. Court the lady or man giving you butterflies in your stomach. Do not think twice to apply for that scholarship when it is still available. Bold actions are always rewarded.

Demonstrate faith in your actions. Believe in the voice convincing your heart to act on something because it is never wrong. 

  1. Observe acts of nature.

Apart from the universe communicating to you in a small still voice, it does so through acts of nature. Observe what is happening around you that reinforces the message of the still small voice. Has your best friend suddenly abandoned your agreement on something without an explanation?

When the universe speaks to you about leaving one course for another, you will be hesitant especially if you had invested heavily in it. The universe will command things to frustrate what you are doing until you toe the line. Part of the reason why this happens is if the course you are taking is disastrous. The universe knows what lies ahead and will warn you of impending danger.

When everything is happening in your favor, the universe is encouraging you to continue with what you are doing. It shall be rewarded. The still small voice can be stifled by what happens around us but acts of nature reinforce what we may not be ready for. What the universe wants always prevails.

In conclusion, it is paramount to listen to the still small voice within you. The universe rewards obedience and punishes rebellion. Choose where you will want to lie wisely.

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Confession Brings Possession

Say a word!

Confession is the act of speaking aloud your innate desires. It could be to someone or yourself anytime you wish. It is the most underrated method of affirmation yet remains very effective when done in the right way.

Some are fearful that confessions are unfruitful especially if your foes happen to hear you. They could work against you to halt your dreams. However, the secret is that confessions thrive in antagonism. The universe works for the bold. It favors fearless people who would want to thrive regardless of any opposition in their way.

Refuse to be ordinary.

Ordinary people refuse to act differently from everybody else. Confession appears as a simple act of ignorance that does not go beyond speaking. However, there is a great secret in it. This is only understandable by those who defy norms and confess their dreams to the universe.

Stand out from the crowd and boldly confess your dreams. Do not shy away from them because nothing will be hidden from people at the time of manifestation. 

They will marvel at how your dreams have come true before their eyes.   

The power of confession.

The universe considers confessions the way soldiers act on orders from their commanders. Orders are not questionable. They are expressly implemented. The destiny of people is directed by the universe.

The destiny in tandem with your desires as expressed in your confession manifests when you learn to communicate to the universe. Speak what you want to possess and it will draw nearer to you. God who is the master of the universe wants us to tell Him our desires although He knows them.

The only path set by the universe for us to follow is confessions. Prayers, which is a populous way of speaking to God, is also a form of confession. 

We pour our hearts into the universe and thereafter get favorable feedback from it.


What do you want to possess?

When you are capable of satisfactorily answering this question, then you are drawing closer to receiving it. Indeed, our needs vary yet the universe holds all our answers. It can never be saturated with them because prayers are answered daily.

The answered prayers belong to those who believe in them. You cannot lie to the universe. If you believe you can receive what you are confessing, consider your prayers answered. It can only delay but shall surely come to pass.

The next time you are confessing your dreams to each other or the universe, only do so for what you believe in.

What do you confess?

Always confess positive no matter how difficult a situation may look. Confessions attract our possessions and we should never wish any bad luck on ourselves; not even in anger. 

Speak positively of the future even when the present seems dark. It is darkest before dawn.

Products of confessions are hardly reversible. Negative confessions can cause too much damage before they are stopped. 

The consequences can live with us forever. They can maim or leave permanent scars in our lives.

Discouraging situations can mislead us into believing illusions about ourselves. 

We may think the universe is against us when we pass through the fire. 

However, all hope is not lost. When we confess good things but the universe does not yield to them, there could be one door that is locked.

Purity of confessions.

Purity is the prerequisite you have to fulfill if you want to possess your confessions. 

The universe knows our deepest secrets. It cannot grant you a wish on tainted hands. Some of the dirt in your hands could be slander, theft, illegal business, or malice.

Purify yourself before you confess to the universe your desires. 

The universe can manifest any confession you make with the purity of heart and soul. It rewards good and punishes evil.

Granting confessions to one with soiled hands will make you misuse possessions at your disposal. Purity unlocks the possessions of your confession. 

Seek forgiveness from those you wronged, return the plunder from those you stole from and confess your evil plans to those you intended to harm.

Refusing to seek purity will block the door to your possessions. God encourages us to be at peace with everyone as much as possible for it to be easier to answer our prayers.

Conscience in confessions.

What is your conscience when confessing to God your prayers about the present or future? The intentions you harbor to use your possessions thereafter matter a lot if the universe is to consider your request at all.

If you intend to capture power, for example, for the aim of revenge and not to serve then the universe will shut its doors. We often do not receive what we pray for because our conscience is unclean.

We can hide our conscience from family and friends but never from the universe. Before you confess, in public or private, have a clear conscience to use your possessions for the benefit of the universe or people you live with.

Why should the universe grant your wish if your possessions will not serve humanity? In the extreme, it can grant your ill confessions and they shall only haunt you and spare those you intended.

An abundance of possessions.

When it is clear what you are confessing to the universe is a generous cause, answers will come in abundance. God shall answer you speedily and multiply what you asked for because you intend to serve the universe.

In service, your life too is transformed. You become an instrument the universe uses as a blessing to others. As a source of blessings, you shall never lack because the universe shall entrust you with its resources.


To whom much is given…

To whom much is given much will be demanded. The universe gives you the responsibility of taking care of others owing to the multitude of your possessions. Guard yourself against falling prey to selfishness or misuse because the universe can shut its doors to you.

In conclusion, confessions surely bring possessions when done in the right way. What is preventing you from being a good son/daughter of the universe? Take a bold step today and be an example to the rest.

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Renewal of your Spirit

The insight of the spirit.

Verily, much more weight is on the shoulders of the spirit than any aspect of humanity. It is very dependable, reliable, and trustworthy above everything else. It sees and hears what the normal ears cannot. The insight of the spirit sees through any deception, selfishness, and ill will. However, this insight is subjective to how well the spirit is nourished.

The nourishment of our spirit should concern everybody because the effect of lack of it is disastrous. Having a malnourished spirit is akin to walking in the dark. Although a flash of light may occasionally lighten your way, your safety is not guaranteed. You can easily fall into a pit as you grapple in the dark.

Watch out!

Guard your spirit jealously from malnourishment and those who want to harm you. There are daily threats that endanger your spirit. If you do nothing about it, they may finally succeed to kill it. Do not be gullible and fall into the manipulation of ill conceited people.

You may succeed in protecting your spirit from external threats but ignore the in-house duty of renewing it often. Renewal of the spirit has outgrown all other needs that man may have. The spirit cannot withstand the increasing immorality that soils it. It thrives in purity and thus needs to be renewed as often as possible.

The dwelling place of the spirit.

Despite that the spirit is invisible and intangible, it dwells in the mind. It is alive to everything that happens in our lives. Our deepest secrets too are not hidden from the eyes of the spirit. With all the vital information at its disposal, is the spirit trustworthy?

It is trustworthy if renewed following the correct path. There is a logical and acceptable way of renewing our minds vis-à-vis radicalization. Radicalization is a weapon the enemy uses to renew our minds following his doctrines. Renewal of your mind is the same as that of the spirit because the former is the dwelling place of the latter.

The spirit’s input.

Our battles are either won or lost in the mind. A renewed spirit easily hands us victory. Its input cannot be ignored. An unattended spirit is like an unused tool that gathers dust in the store. It can hardly be helpful.

A continually renewed spirit is sharp to identify the good and bad from a situation. It can save you from lurking danger because it is attentive to what you would have otherwise overseen.

The spirit can raise an alarm where things are not going right. Its input in directing our lives is invaluable.

The correct path.

What is the right way to renew your spirit? Although there are other ways of doing the same, the proper logical way is investing in your spirit more than you do your career or business. The renewal of the spirit is not an event but a process. It should not be done occasionally because much is at stake.

  1. Consuming the right content.

You can continually renew your mind by reading personal development literature or watching content on the same. They have valuable life lessons that can change our perception of things. There is always somebody ahead of you on the ladder of life. They have amassed a wealth of experience that can polish ignorance from your spirit.

Do not consume bad news. They will contaminate your spirit with bad energy and roll back all the gains you have made. Negative content is equally powerful to poison the charisma of your spirit.  

  1. Confessing positively.

Making daily positive affirmations is a way of renewing your spirit to welcome the blessings of the day. The universe has apportioned blessings for each day separate from another. Speak positively of the day at hand and forget the disappointments of the previous day.

Your spirit will still hold on to the past if you do not make daily positive affirmations. It will soil your good intentions if they do not align.

  1. Listening to the universe.

The universe has blessings for everybody. Your spirit should pay attention to it above everything else. It provides direction and strength to your spirit during difficult times. Your spirit understands what oozes from the universe better and renews it daily.

A spirit that listens to the universe is like a tree planted by the river bed. It has a constant supply of water and enjoys the rich environment of the banks. It is spared when other trees struggle with drought.

  1. Moving with time.

We do not experience time and seasons twice. Each is unique and carries its blessings. Be sensitive in the spirit and move with time to inherit the blessings it has to offer. The spirit is continually renewed in the blessings of the day.

Sifting through the blessings of time, the spirit is nourished and renewed by what each season offers. Do not get stuck in ancient practices. They will deny you from experiencing the joy of the moment.

  1. Staying under the right tutelage.

The success or failure of your spirit is anchored on whom it submits to. Whoever your spirit obeys has the potential to renew it frequently or abandon it. There is a hierarchy in the spiritual realm like it is in the physical world. Some people’s spirits are wealthier and stronger than others.

Such strong spirits due to either their vast experience or favor from the universe can renew other younger spirits. They act as mentors and are a figure of authority.

  1. Maintaining discipline.

Discipline is very important even in the spiritual realm. It is reinforced to both children and adults because the lack of it could crumble what has been built over a long time. Renewing your spirit by maintaining discipline will help you retain what you have learned.

Hard work takes you to the top but discipline maintains you there. Indiscipline can never allow you to renew your spirit because you will despise what is aimed for your spirit as insignificant or irrelevant.

In conclusion, renewing your spirit is important for you to be successful. Do not neglect it because it is the source of every achievement. Success stems from what you have achieved in the spiritual realm before it manifests in the physical. 

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