Affirmations and Illegal Drugs?I have to admit it. I don’t know how it happened but I have a COLLEGE student and I am now an “empty-nester”. I am not really sure how this is possible since I am only 27! I mean really I never moved past that age in my subconscious and I certainly had never heard of affirmations back then.
I have to admit it. I don’t know how it happened but I have a COLLEGE student and I am now an “empty-nester”. I am not really sure how this is possible since I am only 27! I mean really I never moved past that age in my subconscious and I certainly had never heard of affirmations back then.
Although at 27, I was just ending my entrepreneurial stint as a drug-dealer to move on to more legal and exciting things. Yes. I said it. I was a drug-dealer and not your average one either. I have grown infinitely since those years and so has my relationship with my daughter, Michayla.
Michayla is the reason I decided to straighten my life out and the catalyst behind me healing my mind and body so I could create an international organization that teaches other how to do the same. I decided to transfer international drug trafficking to international leadership. (Yep there is a book in here somewhere….. I can hear my Aunt Joanie, former Hay House editor, sitting on my shoulder right now. She is always asking me when I am going to write that book.)
Recently, I visited Michayla at her college campus, The Ohio State University, and as I toured her dorm rooms I saw something pretty incredible. Something that caused me to pause. I never really expected this to happen. I walked into the community bathrooms on her floor and noticed little blue Post-it notes on the mirrors. “You are beautiful”, “Believe in Yourself”, and “Never Give Up”. Then as I walked down the hall I noticed the doors were peppered with the same blue notes in between names and whiteboards. Affirmations everywhere!
I paused and turned to my daughter. Even though she is half an inch taller than me with cascading hair that falls below her shoulders and a pants size the same as mine when I see her I still see the face of a young child smiling lovingly to me and calling me mommy. “That’s your handwriting, did you post those affirmations?” I say. She whispers “Shh, Yep. Nobody knows.” I went on to discover her dorm room was also covered in them.
More affirmations, this time for my soul. Imagine the dark clouds breaking after a deep rain and as the sunlight peeks through you see a rainbow burst to the ground. Rich in colors so tangible you feel you can reach out and climb to the pot of gold. That was my heart, my experience as I let go of years of self-abuse and integrated a new story into my heart about the mother that I ACTUALLY was and not the mother I BELIEVED myself to be for so many years. That breakthrough started in 2014 when I first began to realize that although I had made many “wrong” turns in my life that actually things had turned out EXACTLY how they were supposed to be.
In 2012 Michayla was one of my first hires for my company and so she has spent the last four years getting a healthy dose of my NEW belief systems. She has worked and attended my conferences. She has seen my growth. She has seen my changes. She knows my story and has seen my triumph. She even aspires to be a business owner herself. A lawyer who owns her own firm.
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