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Let your hair down expo 2013 review!

Okay so our Saturday afternoon started out wonderful! Ok, not so wonderful. By the time we were ready to go to the event it was too late to grab a bite to go. So we figured if we got there by around 1pm we would be good. Not!!! Event started at 12noon, by the time we got there we were midway on the line. Turned around 5mins later to see the line had stretched around the block already. The line moved one step about every 10mins, and believe me I’m not exaggerating. Wish I was. Today was a bit chilly so, with no sun out. Not the ideal time or day to be outside waiting in any line!!! So around 3:20pm, over two hours later we finally get inside the “box”. No apologies were made while we all stood in line, no info was given. All chatters concluded that the space maximum occupancy was 300ppl. Now this was my first natural hair expo. I’ve definitely learnt alot!!! This event wasn’t organized well at all. It wasn’t there first and so I don’t think they have an excuse. Why sell out on tickets, if you can’t accommodate your guests? Needless to say I did purchase a few awesome pieces. A headband from ab boutique, beautiful earrings from Rhythm by Rena and my favorite custom jewelry piece made right on the spot for my dreads by wrapped up in creations. That alone made my wait worth it…

Celebrating all my Caribbean ppl! One love, one heart!

Celebrating all my Caribbean ppl! One love, one heart!

In honor of Labor Day, I’m proudly celebrating being a proud Jamaican, my hubby being Guyanese and my momma being Trini (Trinidad)….out of many we are truly one!

Signed: butterfly

2 of 5 day Internal Cleanse!!

Hello fellow bloggers,

So today was day 5 of my nine days internal colon cleanse and day 2 of not eating any food. Just drinking my toxin cleanser every 3 hours for 5 times for the next 3 days. Yesterday was o.k, had a few minor headaches here and there and my body was just pretty much trying to adjust to not being fed..Today I woke up a bit energized, but still just a tad bit sluggish. Through this whole process my ultimate goal is to draw closer to God and for my body to give him glory. One of my favorite songs right now is “Happy” by Tasha Cobbs.

This song has pretty much been my anthem all week and it lifts my spirit every single time I hear it. It goes a little something like this:

You make me happy
You make me whole
You take the pain away
I’m so in love with you

Everything about you is right
It covers all my wrong
YOUR LIFE SAVED MY LIFE. With you is where I belong

YOUR LIFE SAVED MY LIFE! Hope deep is that one line. Jesus came to give us life, and not just life….but his words says this, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. John 10:10

Don’t let unhealthy food, diet , habits destroy your purpose of having a long healthy and prosperous life that our King promised to us…don’t get caught up in wanting to go to heaven before your time, fulfill His promise here on earth first! So convicted of this here truth. Today I’ve chosen LIFE!

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live- Deuteronomy 30:19

Love Butterfly—

First day of my internal cleanse using blessed herbs started TODAY!

So I’ve decided that before I started my new journey has a vegetarian that I would do an internal cleanse. After researching I decided to try Blessed Herbs internal cleanse, which I began today with the colon cleanse! So far, so good. Since I prepped my body two weeks in advance by my portion of food intake and control my various cravings. The first day has been really a piece of cake. Except for me trying to swallow two pills, which I never enjoyed doing…errrrrrr!
First day is mainly trying to reduce your appetite level and preparing for the 5 day liquid fast. Today I had an organic apple for breakfast. Porridge for lunch and a toss salad for dinner. Right before dinner I had to take the digestive stimulator(my number was two). Everyone has a different number calculation of how many pills to take. Then an hour before bed I have to take 1 packet of the toxin absorber. My intake of water was on point today. Definitely exceeded the suggested 6-8 glasses! Yea me.
In concluding today was a good day…already feeling so much in tune with the Holy Spirit. All glory be to God.

I easily release that which I no longer need. The past is over and I am free.- Louise Hay

 

Signed Butterfly:  

Taking back my health!

Words of confession lead to possession.

I wouldn’t say I’m overweight, but certainly not at my best health-wise. I dislike exercising. I love love eating, and this is where the problem began. I’ve always been able to eat every and anything and not gain a pound. But that was when I was younger and my metabolism was much faster. But years have changed all that.

In order for me to give God my complete best, I need to be in the best shape of my life at all times. I need to consume better food and treat my body like the temple that it is. After all the Holy Spirit does reside there. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and although I certainly pride myself on being a neat freak and an overall clean person. I CANT IMAGINE WHAT MUST BE LIVING INSIDE ME, from all the garbage I’ve been disposing in my body. I have to stop making excuses and start controlling my horrible eating habits in order to bring glory to God in the way He has purposed me to do so. After all he wants me to have life and to have it more abundantly.

What would be the purpose of claiming my inheritance if I won’t be alive long enough to live it through. Now yes, don’t get me wrong tomorrow is not promised to no-one. But I sure want to be ready for tomorrow when it comes!  I’m not naive to think I will live the years Methuselah lived, but I would like to live a life feeling healthy. It is not how long you live, but how you feel while you’re living. My mentor has been a great influence in this revelation for me and she shared with me an amazing book to help me through. Titled, ” Satan, I’m taking back my Health!-by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu” . A very powerful and informative tool so far in my journey. I was fearfully and wonderfully made and I can definitely see why the devil wouldn’t like that at all.

We receive new blood every 90 days, yet God’s everlasting grace is at our fingertips everyday. How amazing is His might and wonders! Being a vegetarian, vegan etc doesn’t make us healthier than thou and since God gave us all a free will to eat and do as we please. I believe that at the end of the day he really only wants us to, ” eat that which is good”, Isaiah 55:2. Use the Holy Spirit to help us to discern what is really best for us. What route is going to get us the best and healthiest results possible for each of our different unique body structures. Also lets not confuse being healthy as being thin or skinny.

There’s so many questions to ask yourself at the beginning of any new journey. But referencing back to the book, one particular question the author ask was, ” when people look at your body, do they see God” . My mentor advised me to take it deeper and ask myself when I look at my body without clothing do I see God? The author reminds us that our body is a temple. We were bought with a price. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. The least we could do is when people see us they see God. How profound is that!

Growing up and remember going days without food. To now having the luxury of having way too much food, as been my way of allowing the devil to lie to me and whisper sweet nothings in my ear. “Oh go ahead and eat all you can, by the way don’t let it go to waste”, ” Oh darling just one more bite”, “You can fill your plate with twice the portion, why not you can afford it” . All those thoughts were deceptive lies that kept me bondage and a slave to my stomach. Now I’m aware that Hey that happened to me and now I’m a better person for it. I’m more grateful for small things and less wasteful with things I don’t really need.

My addiction with overeating food has ended! Balance is the key to life and I will start with this. Through this journey of self discovery for my health I’ll be seeking the Holy Spirit more than ever, Scriptures and prayer. I’m sure gonna need it all. My addiction was overeating food. Choose LIFE over your addiction of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, sex, lies, etc . Be blessed.

Signed Butterfly