Taking a long hard look at our reality…

Today, I am at a loss for words… I am sitting here thinking to myself and contemplating ways to grow out of this destruction.

How… How can I best be of service?

How can I make a difference? How can anyone person stand up in the face of danger and destruction, and make a difference?

After reading all the posts and looking at the videos… feeling the pain of each who has lost; I have to remind myself of the lessons learned I learned from the old masters, from religious tales and age-old scriptures – gnostic, dogma, doctrine and more.

“Shiva” known in the Hindu trinity as ‘The Destroyer’ is the one who creates, protects and transforms the Universe.

“Jesus” as the Son of God in Christianity also had to first be ‘destroyed‘ before He could rise up.

Aristotle, Lau Tso, Confucious, Augustine of Hippo, Socrates, Plato, Pythagoras, Kukai, Sun Tzu, Simone de Beauvoir, Allan Watts and so many more that could be mentioned… Even in the Pagan and Occult information; for that fact, other sections in the Christian Bible and the Quran – tells us that destruction is always followed by new growth.

As the phoenix rises from the ashes, a new cycle will always follow when the old one dies down.

As the grass fields are burned to black crips during the dry and cold winter months… after the first rains of spring, the new grass sprouts will change to field back to green again. Because that is what the grass is focused on in the Spring and Summer sessions. To flourish and grow taller and stronger as their roots are now set deeper than the years before.

But when the field did not burn to crips in the Winter months, it takes so much longer for us to see the new green through the old, dead brown-grey mass.

The Human Body and Spirit also abides by the same Laws of Nature. As we grow year after year, by Nature, there are cells and even ideas and thoughts that are shredded left behind and/or gets destroyed. Our Spirit goes through the same metamorphosis, as we grow and develop in our lifetime. Some beliefs and thoughts are retained while others are lost along the way, as they no longer served a purpose to us.

So, here I am sitting today, looking at the destruction – allowing myself to feel the emotions of pain, anguish, sadness, anger, disappointment, and yes, even fear… not just for myself, my family, my friends, my clients and acquaintances, but for both sides of this story. Reminding myself not to become the emotion but just allow me to experience it. Allowing myself to grow and learn from it so that I (and those I guide) can grow from this experience.

It might not seem as much, and in truth, it does not feel like much – but – once the fact and truth of this reality have settled in, after the freaky waves of confusion, fear, worry and even adrenaline has settled; it will be those who can stand as leaders, those who guide others, those who are not doing it for their own glory but for the betterment of their community, those who are not in the spotlight – they will be the ones who will be able to guide others to the love and light; to heal, to grow and to rise again out of the ashes…

So for now, I will allow my tears to flow, I will allow my heart to ache, I will allow my empathic side to experience this current situation… for tomorrow my analytical and logical side will better comprehend what needs to be done, to be able to move forward.

Children of our beloved country, South Africa, for young and old, for all the races and creeds, for all of you out there – my thoughts and prayers are with all!

In Sympathy, Empathy, Love, Gratitude and Grace,

Yvonne E. Venter-Louw

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Freedom: Tips and Life Hacks…

When it comes to planning out our lives there are a couple of tips and hacks that may assist you a great deal…

(Read to the end and find additional resources to assist you)

Here is an extract from the Day Designer blog with some of these tips and hacks…

Work backwards to prep for the day.

Wake up 15 minutes earlier. What can you do that will help you do that? Go to bed earlier. Prepare for your day the night before by deciding what’s for breakfast, setting out your clothes, and knowing what’s on the agenda. You’ll feel more eager to start your day!

Get started with the small stuff to gain momentum.

When you’re ready to start your day, check a few quick five-minute tasks off your list. This feeling of accomplishment will set you up for a more productive day!

Touch your planner before you touch your phone.

We always love this tip! Leave that phone on the charger until you’ve had some time to yourself and thought through the day ahead.

Review what matters most.

Write down your values, strengths, goals, priorities, and big projects. Review them on regular basis to keep them at the forefront of your brain!

Take breaks.

Taking a break will increase your focus and creativity! Get outside. Go for a walk. Call a friend. Enjoy your coffee without a screen in front of you. Refill your water. Or find something fun on your to-do list, such as shopping for a gift, and build that into your break!

Change your mindset to get back on track.

When you feel defeated, think of something you’re grateful for. When you feel overwhelmed, plan tomorrow. When you feel like quitting, think of the feeling you’re trying to achieve.

You can do this!

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Guest Post: Write your life right with scripting by Alexandria Barker

If you want your life to be different, you have to break the habit of ‘telling it like it is’ and start telling a new story. What better way to that than scripting?

Scripting has got to be one of my favourite tools in my Deliberate Creator toolbox. Abraham talks about Scripting as a process for transforming your life. I find it to be very effective, as well as fun.

Essentially, you imagine yourself to be a playwright creating the story of your life. Let’s break it down into steps.

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Thursdays In Black

The first day I heard of “Thursdays In Black“, I almost started crying…

Not because of the way the presentation was done by Lyn van Rooyen or even the stats that was mentioned … It was the fact that deep inside to me that little voice screamed “Hallelujah” 

Finally, there is some manner to show support to all those who are currently suffering, to protest and to proudly announce that what is happing/had happened is not the end.

16 Days of Activism should be every day!

I am more than just a survivor … yes, I was abused for 9 years of my childhood and suffered in my first marriage – Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse… the hands of those who we were supposed to be trusted, who are supposed to care for us and nurture us.

And yes, it has been an extremely long and hard journey, to move past the physical scars, work through the psychological impact to come to an understanding of those actions and ultimately getting to a point of forgiveness towards those individuals.

There are no reasons why anybody should suffer and go through this…

BUT when I felt so isolated and alone, I wish those who I did inform and ask to help did actually speak up, to make a difference not just in my life but in the lives of other abused individuals; I wish they would have taken action …

In hindsight today I have perfect 20/20 vision and I can let go of the pain, let go of that which does not serve me. I can move forward in life knowing that I have made it this far and my entire future is still waiting for me.

But the GRANDEST GIFT OF ALL … I can tell my story, through my experience and the resulting quest to find the answers, I am able to help those who are feeling the same way I did so long ago.

We do not have to continue to suffer from the impact of the psychological scars nor do we have to accept this. We can be emotionally free, we can function independently … we can continue with a life filled with success…

All we have to do is to make the right choices moving forward!

For more information visit ThursdaysInBlack or email Lyn van Rooyen 

With Gratitude,

Yvonne E. Venter – Louw

 

 

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Transformation – A Poem from the Heart

As part of our #FromZero2Hero offering – you will find little diamonds like these in our Personal Development Pages:

Staring in the distance

Blaming them, the other side

Stereotyping

Stuffing the boxes

Transformation, Why me Why now?

I’m Okay, you’re to blame

Just accept me for who I am…

Crying, laughing

Screaming of pain

Just being here

Uncomfortable

A rocky widening road

Taking stock

Making mental notes

What is happening?

Where am I going?

A personal journey of intent

Unpacking the clutter

Moving house

Confessions and reflections

Silence

Understanding

Shifting Blame

Taking responsibility

Open minds

A burden lifted

Breathing freely

Taking the first steps on the road

Of transformation

Looking around

Seeing familiar faces

Black, White, Coloured, Indian

Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew

Straight hair, curly hair, no hair, dreadlocks

Male, female, homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual

All equals but different

All part of the Human race

Embracing change

Stepping in one direction

A path of hope and acceptance

Offering so much more

Open eyes, fully engaged

The smell of success

Friends and colleagues

Connecting as people

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Naahid Nakidien – Aug 2007

Momentum – Transformation.

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Recovery from abuse … from a personal perspective

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Research shows that domestic violence against women remains widespread and mostly unreported… and this factor is the same with violence against children…

Yet, in this day and age – a person would think that these, our role models should be better educated… should be more caring, but still, we find that that there are so many ‘Little Butterflies‘ that get bruised on a daily basis…

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As this is a topic very close-to-home for me, and the main reason why I have started ‘#FromZero2Hero’, I strive to find aids and methods to assist in not just the healing process… but also the prevention.

I personally know – you are not really interested in the stats or governance of any kind… Your whole world has come to a smashing halt!

They have betrayed your love, your trust, your soul…

They might have broken not just bones, but your spirit as well…

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Now, as you are reading this you are in a place that no other person could begin to understand… but my dear ‘Flaterbye‘ you are not alone…

I have been where you are now, I have known the pain and the fear; I have also cried myself to sleep in silence…

Please let me be your guide back to the light; back to the freedom; back to a life worth living…

Because my dearest ‘Flaterbye’  You are worth it!

I have found and developed quite a few tools – which honestly I wish I had when I was where you are now… Always remember, that we are all unique, so some of these may not suit you – but I am almost certain that we will find something here that will be able to assist you…

But for now… I leave you with this food for thought

7 Cardinal Rules in Life

My warmest love <<and a virtual hug>>

YEVL – the original ‘Flaterbyes’

With Love, Gratitude & Grace

  • Yvonne E. Venter-Louw
  • YEVL (Pty) Ltd.: Founding Director & Principal
  • Researcher, Advisor, Educator, Coach, Mentor, Keynote Speaker & Host of the Financial Independent Coach show on YouTube
  • Personal Thesis: The Psychological impact of past experiences (and the rehabilitation thereof) on daily driven financial decisions.
  • Naturally creating and experiencing Freedom, Meaning & Wealth!

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