If something is lacking, then open your MOUTH and CREATE it. “…speak those things that are not, as though they were / create new things out of nothing” Romans 4:17
As we were discussing in our barre class, the only way to “not see it” from another perspective is if you’re in the dark.
And at that point, the object or the circumstance really isn’t the issue. The issue is the darkness.
See (no pun intended), everything reveals something a little different about itself when you choose to look at it a different way. Even a perfectly rounded ball, because of those really cool things called reflection, highlights and shadows… as long as there is light. And to see anything at all, you need light. But let’s trace back our steps a little bit.
Lately in class we’ve challenged eachother to look at “it” differently, and we dare you to do the same. For example:
Passion Barre Ambassador A has a family, including young children to look after. She might think “this is crazy, they cost so much; they’re so demanding and messy; and I can’t seem to catch a break. I don’t think I’ll ever have a life; what was I thinking getting myself into this?” etc
Passion Barre Ambassador B also has a similar situation, but she thinks “wow, there are a lot of things to juggle in life, but this is the life! They are a treasure, and I get to offer solutions, use my gifts and creativity and even when it seems insignificant, I am impacting real, valuable lives. Yes, I could really use some help with this mess, but I’m actually grateful for their noise and mess, because it means they’re alive, and they’re mine. Things COULD be worse, but change IS constant, so things COULD also get better” etc
Who is going to enjoy life more?
Both have common situations, but different perspectives, all happening in the same place we each own… the mind.
Now Passion Barre Ambassador B, doesn’t “ignore” the challenges, but rather converts them to yield to a strength or confident expectation (hope).
We don’t belittle the challenges of life, nor are we insensitive to even worse challenges for several others. It’s just that for everyone who desires to, and has overcome indescribable challenges, their victory took place when they renewed their mind. It’s in what they chose to look for, or what they chose to receive and believe.
Our newest guest, Carla, gave some feedback on how a recent shift in perspective enhanced her life. It was spot on, as she shared how although things were going well, it didn’t seem so until she shifted her focus… before which she first had to “switch on the light”. [ We love your feedback, ladies, it’s an honor to hear them… Keep ’em coming! ]
So here are the rules to the change, however. You have to look for the good in it. Typically those who look for trouble find it, right? More of us need to look for goodness and we will find it. The principle is really quite simple. Your chances of finding something specific because you look for it are higher. This is why you have to focus and protect your ability to hope. And where you look for it is where you’ll find yourself. If you’re looking to buy some soap at the store, it’s natural that you’ll eventually end up at the store.
Make life simple, follow the principles.
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The journey continues as we inspire and co-brand with the community to blaze the trail of freedom to those in captivity (Spirit, Mind, or Body). The studio, (Passion Barre, Karingah! Boutique Fitness Lounge opened this month of February 2013, and it was quite the experience. So I thought it was about time I poked my head in to say I’m alright and thankful!
Yesterday, I finally had my sudden teary moment as La Shawn led the Barre class in cooling down and the words to her song rang out “God is Here.” I looked around at the beautiful new faces that filled the room and it just hit me: How did this session fill up so quickly? How did we get the honor of serving and leading them through inspiration? It’s all about His glory! As my friend said. “God has His plans and the most important thing is to be a part of it.”
View a couple of photos of our Freedom Space in Progress: the “Before” and “we’re not even through yet” versions. It was an intensely short time getting the space ready and I and several amazing helpful friends and family are still recuperating. We’ve all earned some kind of honorary certificate in painting, flooring and construction. Friends and family far and near offered so much support and words of encouragement that it blew my mind. I will say again, I’m thankful… and inspired!
Karingah!’s first day in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (the Inland Empire) opened with the Passion Barre (Barre Fitness) with some attendance and excitement. The demand for the Barre classes continues to grow and the Karingah! classes as well. Pilates and Zumba stand as runners up. We reiterate the The Fit-for-Free program in all our classes to keep the women and children in captivity on the hearts of our students. Their attendance makes a difference. It fuels us to match their attendance points (freedom points) with money to give to our allies out on the rescue and outreach fields.
If you’re in the Inland Empire, I invite you to come in for a visit, hang around, have a sampling of our Tea Bar and try one of the signature classes. The place is quickly becoming “home” to old and new friends.
A little about Karingah!:
Karingah! started as a Tribal Marks lifestyle activity. An art and fitness synergy… a modern World Fusion dance inspired fitness influenced by Africa and it’s diaspora within the Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America; with a touch of Pilates. It has now found it’s home also as the name of its physical studio location– a Boutique Fitness and Dance Spa.
The studio offers small group classes for maximum results and personalization with Karingah!, along with other signature classes: Passion Barre, Pilates, Sàntú Stretch, Barre-Trampoline
Zumba; and compatible personal services such as life coaching and StretchWorks.