In The Month Of March.

Hello my loves, I hope you are all well and blessed by the time this post reaches you.

I know this is a few days late but as we usher in the month of March I want to make a few encouraging declarations to get not only myself but you into a space of positivity and hopefulness.

DECLARATION :

In the month of March, I will have unprecedented blessings.

This month God will do what has never happened in my life.

My destiny helpers will locate me in the month of March.

My judge the Lord will rule in my favor.

This month the condition of my heart will change.

This is the beginning of all good things to come.

Amen!!

This may not seem like much but always remember that the matters of life flow from your heart, meaning they have life, hence you are speaking life and Gods word never returns to him void.

I love you all, thank you so much for stopping by.

Stay blessed, bold and beautiful.

C’awanzi,

XoXo.

Help Me Maintain.

Monday Motivation


Hello loves , I know this post is a little bit late but I thought it would be nice to share a little encouragement as you continue with your week.

This is one of my favourite songs by Jonathan McReynolds,this song has now become a prayer for me in my day to day life.

I have tweaked the lyrics a little bit but nonetheless,enjoy😁.

C’awanzi💖.

As I remove all the needed people out of my life
And I’m trying to get these crazy thoughts out of my mind
You have given me all the weapons, but it’s still a fight
Help me maintain.

I don’t want to  live in stress or fear
Because its getting crazier everyday out here
All the love and peace you gave to me I hold so dear
So help me maintain.

I desperately just want to be where You are
And compared to a while ago, I’ve gotten far, I recognise this is a day that You have made ,so I walk in love and put a smile on my face.

But in case I run into someone on a different page
Help me maintain.

All my joy, God, help me maintain
All my peace, help me maintain
My sanity, help me maintain
My smile, Jesus, help me maintain
My Life, help me maintain
My heart, Lord guard it, help me maintain
Every part of me, help me maintain.

-Jonathan McReynolds

When!?

Hello lovelies I hope you are all well and blessed by the time this post reaches you.
So I have been stuck in a funk lately,I have been feeling down and out ,very unmotivated and bored with life and honest to God ,I need to get my life back.
You may be wondering as to what I am talking about but that’s a blog post for another day 😅.

I came across this post (below ) on instagram and the premise and intentions of it sparked up the mustard sized faith I have left.
It reminded me that I need to take control of my life, I am the author of my own story- undoubtedly my life is in Gods hands to keep but at the end of the day I need to give him something to work with for me to achieve the purpose I want for my life which is ultimately his .
I need to continue working on myself even though my future seems bleak and unclear,its important for me to see the greatness and value in where i am and what i have achieved so far ,with God as my father I need to remain calm within the storm of this phase of my life.

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that i am GOD; I will be exalted among the nations, I will e exalted in the earth.
Numbers 6:25-26
May the LORD be kind and gracious to you;May the LORD look on you with favour and give you peace.


As you read this please take in its simplicity, do not dwell on its focus on the life span of relationships lol try and apply it to your life is all I ask, it may not be “deep” but its premise speaks volumes.

Enjoy
Love C’awanzi
XoXo.

Location: Les Jardins de la menara

“When you’re single ,people ask about a relationship status.
When you have a boyfriend they ask you when will you get engaged .
when you have a fiancée  , they ask about the wedding.
When you get married ,they ask when will you have a baby ? when you have one ,they ask when is the little brother or sister coming ?
When you have another one they ask,why are you having all these children?
When you get divorced,they ask why?
if you move on,they ask why so quickly!?
When you take time to work on you ,they say you need a boo ?
People will NEVER stop ASKING & TALKING…..
Be proud of who you are and do not care about what people think about your life.
It’s your life, seek God first and live your best life .”

Afro-Inks

Afro-inks aims to create an afro-caribbean fantasy from a series of weekly illustrations for @afropunk using starting point expressions of the people featured in “Afro of the day ” . Afro-inks is a line created by a drop of ink that transforms into the expression of african traits mixed with the Taino culture and european elements that merged into what the caribbean is today: Three continents which constitute the cultural diversity of the land.2016-11-25 21.10.08.png

An ode to self-care.

I am you and you are me.
We both shape each other.

I am sorry for never realizing that you and I are complete just as we are.

I thought you were a half and thus, I have long searched for your other half to make you whole.

Throughout this arduous quest I have risked your happiness and your own completeness.

I took you for granted.

I have sat there and watched you collapse into hundreds of distressing pieces.

Sadly, I also kept on walking when I glimpsed you deep in the ditch full of mud and dirt. I thoroughly ignored the helping hand that you needed.

I thought I was doing you good. 

But I was only weakening you. You were never a half.

I am the one who turned you into a half.

But you are not one. You are complete just the way you are.

You don’t deserve neither to rest in the mud nor to fade into nothingness.

You didn’t fall in that mud—I’m the one who pushed you there. My ego whispered to me to push you so you could (so you would have to) find someone to pick you up.

And you didn’t want to fade into pieces. I am the one who gave you the green light to become a broken self.

But all is not your fault. It all comes down to what we think we deserve and me, I thought you don’t deserve much. I thought you were unworthy of love.

But things have changed.

Not the outer things. Life didn’t change much. Everything and everyone are almost still the same.

But, I changed, we changed.

I know who you are now. I know what you deserve.

You deserve love, happiness, inner-peace.

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Next time you see me about to push you into the dirt, keep distance. Sometimes, I am only an ego that is consistently seeking rescue.

But I know now that you don’t need to fall or to be picked up because your destiny isn’t to fall.

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Your destiny is to rise.

When you see yourself fading into pieces, remember that we are the creators of our own realities. Together, we can keep this beautiful self of ours intact and static.

It is all about choice.

And I chose not to fall, not to be broken.

Together, we will attract what’s beautiful and positive.

My dear self, we attract what we are.

When we are full of love and know our self-worth, I am most certain that we will not encounter any ditches full of mud.

And if we ever discerned one, we will choose not to behold it and not to fall. We won’t fall neither in the mud, nor for it.

We won’t allow ourselves to become weak. We will be one strong self that knows what it wants and what it deserves.

Forgive me.

You and I will make an astonishing team, believe me.

We are complete.

We are one.

A WOMAN

“The glory is in you…..”

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Image Courtesy of StyleVitae

She is it…..
She is the best of both worlds.she is that independent,focused,ambitious queen.she is a boss.she can handle her own.
she is as Alpha as they come ,at the same time knows where to draw the line and be a woman.With a heart of gold ,she is affectionate ,passionate and selfless in understanding the definition of unconditional love.
She is it……she is a woman…I am her.

Over the past two years I have been on what feels like a never ending journey of self discovery and guess what, for as long as live it is my journey to take .Instead of staying in a state of constant stagnation i have chosen to embrace ,take charge ,experience and share it wholeheartedly…..

I have loved and I have lost,chapters have close and i have felt like i am in a dark corridor waiting for new doors to open.
in moments where i am most vulnerable,i find strength in being open to more than one outcome ,trusting that the process will always reap good by my Lords grace .

“provoke healing & journey of self-empowerment.”

Enjoy your journey ,take charge and do not apologise for it.
Com Amor,
Zee.
XoXo

The Art of waiting on God

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26

“Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted” Isaiah 7:4

”In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” Isaiah 30:15

Such words reveal to us the close connection between quietness and faith. They show us what a deep need there is of quietness, as an element of true waiting upon God. If we are to have our whole heart turned toward God, we must have it turned away from man, from all that occupies and interests, whether of joy or sorrow.

God is a being of such infinite greatness and glory, and our nature has become so estranged from Him, that it requires our whole heart and desires set upon Him, even in some little measure, to know and receive Him. Everything that is not God, that excites our fears or stirs our efforts or awakens our hopes or makes us glad, hinders us in our perfect waiting on Him. The message is one of deep meaning: ”Take heed, and be quiet”; ”In quietness. . . shall be your strength”; ”It is good that a man should. . . quietly wait.”

It is the confession of our desire to sink into our nothingness and to let Him work and reveal Himself. Do let us wait quietly. In daily life, let there be, in the soul that is waiting for the great God to do His wondrous work, a quiet reverence, an abiding watching against too deep engrossment with the world. Then, the whole character will come to bear the beautiful stamp – quietly waiting for the salvation of God.

My soul, wait thou only upon God!

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Prodigal daughter waiting for heavens gates to open

ZEE.
XoXo

The picture above is merely an expression of the word and not a gate way to incite ridicule from my fellow saints .