Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr /phil
I have been hearing a lot lately about Mantra’s and I have not only been wanting to figure out what they are, but what are they meant for?
A Personal Mantra is a sound or a group of words that are personal to yourself and yourself alone. You repeat them to yourself…They can be syllables, a sound.
Spiritual Mantra’s are a sacred utterance, a sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers. A Mantra may not have a syntactic structure or literal meaning.
The most well known Mantra is “OM”
Om is said to be the first sound heard at the creation of the universe. When each syllable is pronounced fully, you should feel the energy of the sound lifting from your pelvic floor all the way up through the crown of your head. The droning sound of the Om is said to unblock the throat chakra, which can lead to more attuned communication with others.
Why am I writing all this?
I want to find my OWN personal mantra…The best way I’ve discovered that most people do this is too:
- Write in a journal for 30 minutes, write in the mornings as your mind is usually clearer at this time.
- Rewrite what you have to written, put more a pertinent focus on what you’ve written.
- Write a focused, declarative statement.
- 10 minutes a day…Say this statement. You can do it walking, you can do it eating…
I’m not sure if I’ve actually written about this before…but if I have I apologise if you feel like you are just rereading something.
(I actually thought about this while I was “in the bathroom”)
I love my partner, I love him SO much…I don’t even think about not being with him. I know he gets frustrated sometime because he’s not a very expressive person and isn’t great with his word…But his actions…I LOVE his actions! He is definitely an action man. Considering my other ex’s were definitely all talk, no action…I freaking love it!lol..I just want to cuddle him all the time!
Here is my confession though…
My last ex has totally ruined me.
My last “relationship” was really weird! My last ex chased me for months and I kept saying no. There was a huge age gap…I was 29 going on 30 and he 19 going 20. After 7-7 months after spending a night together, just talking…I finally said Yes…A month later he ghosted me.
For those who don’t know what “Ghosting” is. It is pretty much anyone you’re dating/seeing…and they just literally stop all contact with you. After chasing you for months and months. They wont return calls, emails, they wont meet up with you anymore. No reason, they just disappear. My ex stopped talking to me and went to a party and did not invite me. I had to send a text saying “I guess you’re trying to tell me you want to break up with me?”.
It has completely ruined my ability to trust and open quickly anymore. The thing that upset me most was when I finally said yes and let my guard down, I fell pretty hard, pretty quickly. Within that one month I was so happy, I allowed myself to look at “wedding” things, because it just felt so right. Usually it takes me forever to get to that point…The guy made me feel like a silly old fool.
The only reason I am starting to look at wedding things now is because my partner and I have been through so much together already. It makes me love him more and more each time.
This isn’t at all too say that I am expecting an proposal anytime soon…It’s more when I start looking at those sorts of things, for me, it means I’m at a certain stage, myself, personally.
Now this is something that I had never noticed before and now it completely freaks me out!lol
It shouldn’t even really bother me that much, but it is just so freaky! I mean I am always that person that says “It’s just a fairy tale”, but I’ve always had a thing about fingernails…Dirty fingernails are just a dead turn off, and no fingernails…Is just freaky!lol
*I wasn’t sure how many of you would have seen Black Panther at this point so I wanted to wait a bit to write about it. I have feeling I may talk about some spoilers.*
I’m not sure how I can write this without bias, because there was pretty much nothing that I didn’t love about this movie. I’m not really familiar with a lot of the superheroes and the comics. There’s only been a couple of the superheroes where I’ve read some of their comics, and Black Panther is not one I’ve read.
I am SO regretting that now! It also means that I can’t really make any fair comparisons between the two and how fair the movie was to the comics.
There really isn’t anything bad I can say about the movie…Everything about it was pretty perfect to be honest. They casting was spot on, the music was thrilling (I wanted to get up and dance…I love a good drum!) The plot, there was no real “quiet time”, it flowed perfectly. Some of the quotes I can see becoming extremely popular.
If you want to see a movie that you’ll love for both the superhero aspect and modern days issues…You will love it. I don’t if it’s because I am aware, but the only reason would feel uncomfortable honestly seeing this movie is if they are not with people of colour and some hard core facts. Then again, I don’t know why someone with issues with poc would see this movie anyways?
Family – What I loved the most about this film was the family dynamic. They weren’t just a Royal family and that was it. They were FAMILY. It is fantastic to finally an African American family not only being represented as Royal (and fantastic royals at that) but also as a family that clearly love one another. Rather than a run away father whose skipped out on his struggling family. Father and Son have such a respectful relationship, even when they are disappointed in one another, even when they don’t agree. My heart literally broke when T’Challa (THE Black Panther) realised his father is not perfect. They still LOVE each other. They understand not everyone is perfect.
Characters – I will say this one of those movies were they got the casting exactly perfect. Even the “bad characters” are perfect. Even Martin Freeman was perfectly cast as seeming so English and so white (it’s honestly the only way I can describe it) he was so on the outside. As a white girl watching the film, I got it. I have seen some people complain because they thought Martin Freeman wasn’t “black enough” and it made him look inferior, but I honestly believe THAT was the point of his character. In a good way! Of course Andy Serkis always makes a good bad guy. I felt like Michael B Jordan was “bad”, but he’s the type of villain you will feel perfectly sad for, and so one should!
Music – I LOVED it. I believe that music can change your mood and the way you feel, and I wanted to dance in the movie theatre so much in this film.
“Costumes” – I put that in quotation marks because the clothing were not costumes. They were beautiful, colourful and glorious!
The enemy wants you to feel defeated! But today, choose to overcome the enemy! You shall not be defeated! You are here for a reason! With Love, Dr. KL ❤ Author of “Every Day Isn’t Perfect”: amazon.com/author/iamklregister
(I may need to repeat this a bit over the next couple of months,lol)
I hate to start a Monday on such a sad note…but this week there’s really not been much that has been happy. Through sadness as well I believe we still learn…
I am learning one thing, that America is such an angry place right now. I have written a few posts this week on the Florida Shootings and the reaction…But that is not why I am here now.
For those who have been reading my Blog for a while now. Know that I am pretty obsessed with a live-stream called “SafariLive“. I’ve been watching for about 4 years now. They mainly focus on Djuma and the Sabi Sands. It’s also where I met my first dominant male leopard…Mvula
He has been my favourite male leopard, especially dominant one. However, he is 13 years old and in the past year or so he has been ousted by a new male, Tingana…It’s the African wild, it happens…However, he had been fantastically well! Was still mating, was still getting meals…Even when he was dominant, he had no issues with younger leopard cub.
Unfortunately, no one has seen the Magnificent Mvula since the beginning of January, he was not looking good then, and has not been seen since…Which is never a good sign. Predators like leopards do not have huge territories, even when they’ve been ousted. They tend to hang around the same areas, just on the outskirts. Chances mean he is gone…
I shall miss him, he was gorgeous. He was one of my favourites, considering how tough it is there for the animals, he was always “kind”. He would play with the cubs, even when he was ousted, he still played and shared meals with them. I’m not sure that he got into many fights? I hope he’s giving Karula a good bath right now ❤