Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Friday, August 14, 2015

#dream #thinkinginpictures #fear #love #dontforgetyourkindheart #chezelleswag

     I will think of you. In the light of the morning, in the small light of night. I will think of you. We can dream together. We can visit, share our stories, share our fears. A dream is our waking fears played out. These are the stored feelings or fears that lay inside our conscious and subconscious minds. They are existent in all of the waking worlds ideas, pictures and feelings. Really, anything stored inside if your mind. In dreams these things come to life. Sometimes wonderful and sometimes terrible, and sometimes wonderfully terrible. Our minds bring our fears to us in these forms for us to conquer. Our subconscious mind brings the scariest moments to the forefront in our dreams. It has a real purpose. Nothing in our waking life could ever be as bad as our worst dreams, (well at least most of the time there are always exceptions to the rule). These dreams give us the power to succeed in our own lives, they give us the power to face our fear and overcome it. They give us the knowledge to go further than we thought we ever could. To walk the path that boils our anxiety through our veins, the idea that makes us want to run the other way. Most of the time this is the direction we need to go in, the fear ridden choice. I'm not saying unethical actions, and never anything that would ever hurt another soul. But in my experience you cannot grow if you don't try to stretch your soul. Change hurts until it doesn't. You have to be uncomfortable to become the next best you. A leap of faith is the first step then you have to push yourself, especially if your comfortable. Change is not easy, breaking the patterns you live in are definitely painful for all of us. Then again being stuck in a rut is also painful in a different way, of course. It takes courage to genuinely pursue life and reap its great rewards. I have no regrets, yes I know I have said that before. I cannot for the life of me, understand the point of regret. It is a completely foreign word to me. Everything that has happened to me or I have lived through made me a stronger, better person. I refuse to stop growing my spirit. I consciously keep my heart kind and whole. Be sweet, be generous, be courageous, be loving, be strong, all of these things do not have to come with an attitude. Nowadays I see a strong person and they think it gives them the right to be mean because their opinion is right. This also confuses me, if you are right there is no need to be nasty about it. You can help someone else find the way with kindness. I think sometimes we forget this and our ego gets in the way. We are the rulers of this world. We have unlimited power to change how we govern it and how we govern ourselves. I will think of you<3 everthoughtful="" neverending="" p="">

Thursday, August 13, 2015

#love #happiness #createyourownyou #yestheyareyourmonkeys #chezelleswag #itsbeenalongfewweeks

     The last few weeks have been long, haven't they? It feels like six months have passed in a mere six weeks. Heightened  emotions have been on the forefront of our daily lives. Sleep or even simply 'checking out' will not help the unresolved feelings you carry inside magically lift away. For example, have you said or heard the phrase, 'not my monkeys, not my circus'? I know I have heard it a handful of times and even seen it posted on Facebook. But here's the thing, they sure are yours and mine. If you love them. You can distance your self from chaos and we all can make better daily choices not involving stress or negativity. We as society need to maintain boundaries and a kind open heart. You do not need to necessarily distance yourself from everyone. Being connected to each other is a primal instinct that that has been with man since the creation of time. We don't always need to have an opinion on every subject. Sometimes it's better to sit and listen. Isolation brings unhappiness. Everyone needs to speak what's in our hearts and minds. If you do not get your thoughts and feelings out, they begin to have a mind of their own. They become real, even if they are non existent in reality. Have you personally lost that spring to your step? That glimmer in your eyes. Did you know that who you are and what you are meant to create is within you? Then take a moment and breathe. Breathe deep from your pelvis, up through your stomach and out through your mouth. Deep and long. Blow out your breath and imagine it going into a bucket for the highest good of all. Breathe it all out. Focus on all of the negativity or stress or heart ache leaving your body dispersing into the bucket. You can give it to any higher power that you believe in. It is always easier to quiet your mind and your heart if you center yourself. And let go of the emotion. You cannot move on from a situation or pattern until you release the emotion of it. Then go to a mirror and  tell yourself, I am wonderful, I am whole, I deserve it. You may ask what is the proverbial 'it'? 'It' means everything, plain and simple. Now this doesn't mean you deserve everything without doing anything, you do have to work hard and make choices with direct action to follow those choices. Of course we need to start a dream by giving ourselves permission to be successful and accepting of success. After all, we cannot truly appreciate anything if we have no skin in the game. Just the other day, a friend told me they didn't know what they were going to be when they grew up. By the way, I know people in their sixties that do not have a clue what they want to be when they grow up (he he). For some reason people think it's some magical experience and you will 'find it'. I think this is another urban legend that we believe in. You create who you are, try things on. Imagine a long hallway of doors, this is your life. Step inside even if you do not think it fits you. It may be something you will need later. There are no small jobs. Experience and experiment! Every experience I have had in my life helped mold me into who I am now.  And no, it never landed on me. Did I dream I would be who I am when I was young? No. Am I proud to be who I am? Yes. I had to become proficient at something so I didn't starve. I became more for my children. As the years went on I realized I had to be more for me also. I realized very young I had to make money. Originally I wanted to be a starving artist with no cares or responsibilities. I thought I could live under bridges and while away the day painting in the french countryside. This plan would have been wonderful if we lived in a utopian world. To this day my children call my childhood plan the troll plan. They said, "so you wanted to be a troll and live under bridges?" I think that is hilarious, and very true, although not as romantic as I thought of it. My life so far has turned out better than my original plan of painting under bridges. (Lol) That my friend is  good old dedication and hard work. Blood, sweat and tears makes dreams real. Don't get me wrong I love being a stylist. But it wasn't my dream. It became my dream because I chose it to be. Create your best life. Create your own you. #everthoughtful #neverendings

Thursday, July 30, 2015

#choose #believe #healthychoices #liveyourbestlife #chezellesalon #neverendings #everthoughtful # chezellesalon #chezelleswag #kaseygrantham

     Many times in our lives we feel broken and alone. I think all we need is someone to make the way easier. We are all inter-connected. We are not alone.
People have asked me what could help in our darkest hour of need. And every time, the words that flow into my mind are:
I am right here for you. If we took the time to just stop and tell each other, I am right here, the light would flow through this world like a breaking wave. Crashing into our souls. We can help. We can put ourselves last. And another first.
Every time.
Every time.
We can empathize. We can change this world we call home. We can make it easier for each other. We can stop trying to get--at another's expense. And we can give with no questions, or hope for credit. The smallest miracles are the kindnesses that aren't heard about.
I try every day to be the cornerstone piece that can hold up a skyscraper. We can all be the keystone for each other.
I am right here.
Our internal stories can be changed. Our lives can be brighter.
Do you feel like you deserve it?
Do you feel like your the only one that is in a dark hole at this moment. Your not. We all have dark and light inside of us and in this world. We all have problems. We all make it to where we need to be in our life journeys.
We all will make it to the end. We all will learn in the way we need to. There is no competition. The time limit we set for ourselves is not real.
Especially if we decide to be the best that we can be at this moment. And strive to be better next time. I choose to strive to be my best me every day. I choose to love fully and be available.
I choose to let go. I choose not to live in the past. I choose to live every moment, and be present. I choose to forgive myself. I choose to forgive all the people in my life that were put here to teach me what I need to learn in this world. My prayer for them is that their story is better for having me in it. I hope we all can learn from the choices we make and make better ones for each other.
I don't believe we are broken or alone. Just learning.
I believe we are powerful and loved. If we all tap into our power and love for one another we will change the world.
We can make the world and everyone in it feel loved.
We all deserve it.
Sometimes I look into the mirror and see who I am supposed to be. I tell myself that is who I am--until I believe it. I do this every morning of a transition to become the next level of me. Until I am that person.
You can too. You truly deserve to be what you think you can be.
The only limits of this world are the limits you place in your own mind.
You are the key.
Ever thoughtful, never ending. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Moving up #chezelleswag

I carried you in my arms for years. There was once upon a time I was alone. Then you creeped Into my soul. You were a perfect little angel. You still are. You have always been the best part of me. My littlest darling girl. Yesterday was a wonderful day. Today was a little more solemn. You have only been away from me a few weeks in your whole life. I'm so proud and humbled by you little star. This is exciting. I can't wait to watch, see what you choose to become. The person you choose to create. It has been nineteen years. Twenty if you count pregnancy. I am so lucky you chose me for your mother. The next chapter is yours. I love you. #everthoughtful #neverending #daughters #love #newbeginings #movingout 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Amateur #chezelleswag

There is a place I see in my mind. A place I set aside just for me. The world changes with the faults of our own thoughts. I protect my thoughts from the negative plane of this world. I wish the world would be more like the little space in my mind. It could be. Positive thoughts produce positive people. Change comes from enlightenment. I believe the collective souls of this world are ready for the coming changes. The energy feels different. Something is calling. My ears ring with the sound of change. Do you hear it too? My goals are always are based from my heart. Leaving this world someday, I hope it is better. I know it will be. We all have struggles and strife to deal with. But we can choose to handle all things that come our way with love and grace. It always makes things easier. Be sweet, be honest, be loving...I could choose to be complacent. Not question the way things are done. I have never done anything the so-called right way. Somehow it was always the right way for me. Who would it serve if we did not question our place, or our path? We are all servants to this world, in one way or another. It is in the journey that we find our strength, our passion. In the beginning of every dream, I question myself. After all, we are all perfectly imperfect. It is through the struggle and perseverance that we create who we are meant to be. The other day someone told me, "Well, that is good for an amateur." Well, my whole life I have been an "amateur" at everything I have ever tried. Haven't you? The first time is the worst I will ever be. Then the second is better. The third is way better and so on. The longer I believe, investigate, and practice, I become more proficient. Then after a time, I become the expert I knew I could be. Aren't we all "amateur" the first time? It is the Faith in yourself and the Will to never give up that makes the difference between amateur and expert. It turns you into the person you want to become. It strengthens your character. If you are unshakeable in your beliefs, no one can tell you, you are less than. And most of the time, they want you to be less than them because they are scared to follow their dreams, or change their situation. Why not be the support, the servant with love and belief to your fellow man? It is about the work. We are all blessed to have talents, it is the work that makes our dreams real, and our talents grow. The growth of your spirit is never paved with the easiest route. Otherwise, why would we be here? For us to build a better tomorrow, we need to dream and embrace the dreamers. Then brick by brick you can do the impossible. Small goals build big dreams, walls, towers, or the preverbal bridge to a better tomorrow. Don't let someone diminish what you are. Van Gogh was told he was an "amateur". No, he was before his time. Can you remember one name of the naysayers who told him he was not an artist? Off the top of my head, I cannot think of one name. But I see his work in my daily life. To be at the beginning is hard, but always groundbreaking. You and I have the power to become whatever we can dream. You have the power to change into the person you want to be. The possible and impossible begin and end in your own mind. Never listen to someone else's mind. We all can be unstoppable. Build the bridge.
#everthoughtful #neverending #believe #lovethisthingcalledlife #chezelleswag

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Town Among The Clouds

No fears are ever found,
in this town among the clouds.
Where people live on top of trees,
and monsters live way down beneath.

How very dull it was to ponder,
what lay beneath way down under.
Hidden among the dirt and rocks,
to take a peak would be a shock.

No one was allowed to spy
what creatures and wonders hid near by.
Underneath the tree top town,
a mystery so far down.

I always wondered but never attempted,
to see the lower world as I had dreamt it.
Until a Boy in bright blue clothing,
Spoke to me with a sense of knowing.

Lets take a walk, he claimed,
a walk of faith, with dreams untamed,
to feel the wind against my face,
to fierce adventures and hidden disgrace.
We will feel the rush,
and enjoy the chase.

So I followed him down the unknown path,
and saw no monsters with mighty wrath.
No nightmares, or beasts with terrible fleas,
Just a quite world underneath the trees

By Taylor Kimbrough