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6 May

Spring Forward


One Brandista's Thoughts

May 6, 2014

Brandistas, brandistas, brandistas oh- where has the year gone? I guess the ole saying ‘time flies when you are having fun’ is real. It is officially May, we’re halfway through second quarter and on the border of summer.

I’m realizing this time of the year is one of my favorite, it always feel like the things I’ve sowed, desired and put out into the universe in the beginning of the year begins to blossom in the the spring. I don’t know all the rules of the universe, but I’ve come to pick up on a few patterns, the most relevant to me right now has become so apparent in my life. When we desire or want something, as soon as we begin to conceptualize our vision and put positive energy towards it, the universe really does align the people, resources and inspiration to make it happen. Wow- what a gift!!

It is not that I’m just learning this, but it is simply refreshing to be reminded time after time. I always get to a point in my life when I get anxious from boredom and I want to create, create, create. It has become my habit to reflect towards the end of the year on the new creations I want to birth in the upcoming year. Really -as long as I can remember doing it, it continues to work. I’m not exactly sure how or why this works but it does. When we want something and we believe in our hearts it is possible, the minute we bring positive energy toward it,  things start happening to help us. I’ve learned -once I’ve decided I am going to do something or want something, the only thing I have to do is stop my negative mind chatter. Yup, you know that annoyingly creepy voice that questions everything that requires us to change our habits? Mine will sometimes ask me, if I really want the headache of ‘xyz,’ what makes you think you will enjoy having ‘blank?’  “You know how you are, you will get bored with it anyway,” says Courtney’s ego.  And frankly, my ego is right, I will most likely get bored with my new creation but the contrast of that boredom will drive me to want new creations, and life experiences. To me, that is the beauty of life, understanding that I’m an active part of creating the things and experiences I want to engage in for my life. For me, that is true freedom, liberation and where I find my fulfillment.

As spring moves forward, I’m enjoying the manifestations of my early-year sowing. I’m  nurturing my dreams and watering my goals. So amazing to see the universe cooperating,  supporting  and co-creating with me as I create, create, create. Keep life interesting, and learn to ignore the self-doubt, think about it, if we ignore our ego, eventually it will take a back seat to our higher self, the self directly connected to our soul, and knows that it can do whatever it believes it can do!




Courtney Rhodes

Courtney R. Rhodes is an author, brand building and marketing strategist, and speaker with a passion for style, traveling, and sharing interesting and informative content. She is founder of The Brandista Guide + www.CourtneyRRhodes.com; a volunteer for women development and empowerment initiatives and a student of the arts, humanities, and the pursuit of happiness. Courtney is a graduate of Morgan State University ('98) and The University of Baltimore M.A. ('03).

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