I’m sure you’ve heard of the latest Twitter trending tropic/challenge/meme called Three Fictional Characters. I’m sure this isn’t any sort of PATRIOT ACT trap [couldn’t be], so I’ve decided to go ahead and volunteer this [potentially incriminating] personal information with the good people of the internet [and the CIA… the whole thing]. I’m sure, very.
Okay, so I’m being extra, but it was too hard to choose + plus it was really fun to look back at some of my favorite characters from television shows that came on when I was growing up. I decided instead of doing just three fictional characters that describe my personality, I would list six – three fictional men and three fictional women.
Kyle Barker [Living Single] was the perfect balance of Classic Man and Hotep Hipster. His locs were hair goals and his wardrobe was pre-fleek. Plus, he was shady AF, but like… so smoov. This man taught me more than I know, and he is the reason why I know as an adult that I don’t have to compromise the rich vibrancy of my culture to be taken seriously as a professional. Continue reading →
Taking on more responsibility than you are able to shoulder might make you feel like you are powerful for a brief moment, but the effects will be insidious if continued. Whatever you are trying to prove by going out of your way to identify so intensely with such an unnecessary burden is rooted in a peculiar psychological pattern that must be exposed immediately. Doing everything yourself with no sort of delegation is another way, albeit cloaked in the guise of ambition, to manipulate the situation so that you are never powerless to an unanticipated variable, instead of allowing life to unfold as it will. You may even believe you are doing The Others a favor by assuming their share of duty, but as your fear-based motivations come up from the unconscious realm into the light of awareness today, interpersonal resentment could threaten to poison your relationships.
If you are able, take time to retreat into the place you consider your personal sanctuary. Take a step away from the social scene, especially if your biggest issue as of late revolved around a relationship, which it probably has. Give yourself some space to clear your mind and find your center.
There are moments when you must sort through your interpersonal problems in the form of a dialogue, but today calls for you to pay attention to your inner monologue, so try to keep outside interferences to a minimum lest you end up confused with someone else’s influence. Spirit is speaking to you, guiding you toward your healing. Are you listening?
Enjoy your alone time for however long it lasts. Trust your impulses and don’t feel the need to be so defensive when your actions are questioned. Some points are meant to be missed in the moment. It’s really okay. Be brave enough to go within and confront the shadowy figures you see slithering inside. You are beginning the process of penetrating your own dark side, and as you start to identify and integrate your internal demons, it will be easier for you to find the meaning of your external conundrums by recognizing the pattern that precipitates the problem.
in the mood to be involved? good news. there’s still a chance to make a meaningful connection.
the past week may have felt like a big loss, as the objects of your desire seemed to slip away faster than a sinking ship of ten ton bricks, but you are ready to count your losses and move on. although you’ve had to let go of some of your attachments, you are not without the reservoir you need to keep going.
Are you disappointed by some wise figure whom you sought out for guidance? Could it be the invaluable object of your idealism is caught in limbo between the steadfast truth and the scandal of deception? In an unexpected turn of events, your theory has just been proven wrong.
The opposition is building and the strangest distortions are being born. If you don’t know where to turn today, it might be smart for you to keep your own counsel. Continue reading →
Yes, and that’s true, it’s just still a little tricky. What if bad were good and good were bad? Or better yet, be easy and leave it up to love. Love is quite a card to play, so deal it if you will.
Do you know what they say about decisions? Well, there’s only one way to find out if you’re truly curious. As long as you enjoy a little risk, you won’t mind being whisked away by the long drawn ride of this wild dichotomy. Call upon your god to give you strength if ever you must tame these motley beasts. Continue reading →