Self-Examination

Greetings Beautiful Beings,

Have you ever had the feeling that you weren’t living up to your highest potential?

Recently I’ve really felt a push to examine myself. Yes, I always prefer to examine myself but I mean REALLY examine myself and the roots of how and why I hold myself back in certain areas of my life. Back at the end of 2018 I did a massive cleaning out of my physical space, got rid of lots of things and was able to re-purpose other things that I had forgotten that I owned!

It’s like something happened internally once I really got a handle of my external environment. An internal desire began to grow in regards  to doing a massive clean out of my heart and mind. I wanted to take inventory of all the things that needed to be “gotten rid of” and also things that could be re-purposed for a better quality of life and inner peace.

I realized that I had several addictions that needed to be addressed. Among the list are/were: procrastination, social media, distractions and probably the most ingrained and long-standing addiction…..FOOD (sugar, carbs, comfort foods)

I have done social media “fasts” in the past where I determined to “only spend a certain amount of time” on social media per day (which proved VERY difficult), so I knew that it was something that needed more a intentional and strategic approach. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship since I use it to promote and advertise my business, but in reality I was spending way more time just mindlessly scrolling than actually engaging in bringing value to my potential clients.

The next thing I’ve been examining is my relationship with food. I notice that I typically eat for taste and to “enjoy” the experience of pleasure. I definitely enjoy lots of “healthy” foods but I also really enjoy a lot of unhealthy foods as well. I began by starting to intermittently fast between the hours of 1-7PM and then I pushed my comfort zone to one meal a day. Then, I felt a push to do a fast from food for spiritual reasons. Once I began to look into and research the amazing benefits of prolonged fasting I was blown away!

Fasting has been used for centuries to heal many imbalances in the physical body along with making space spiritually for God to perform miracles. The bible is full of stories that illustrate this. (Esther 4-5, Esther 9, Jonah 3, Matthew 4, Matthew 6, Ezra 8, Nehemiah 1, 1 Kings 19, Exodus 34, Acts 9, Act 13, Acts 14, Isaiah 58, Mark 9 & Daniel 1 just to name a few, lol)

I did a 7 day water fast from 3/22/19 – 3/29/19. My primary motivation for fasting initially was to experience miracles in some personal family situations, along with increase in business and other areas, but the whopping 14 pounds I released definitely was an awesome silver lining. Let me be clear this fast was NOT about losing weight, but more about healing and preventing disease. Enabling my body to take a rest from digesting new food and provide the opportunity to go back through and process out all the toxins (and nutrients) being stored in fat cells. There are tons of resources but one of my favorites is the The Essene Science of Fasting.

What I realized during my fast and after I began to eat again is how much my emotional state affected my food choices. I asked the question a few days ago on Instagram what folks food addictions were. Many people chimed in and I want all of us to really take a moment to think about what we are sacrificing due to our ingrained habit of emotion suppression through food. For me, it’s clarity of mind, my ideal body and a sense of accomplishment. When I eat “good food” that is typically rich and/or sweet, I feel tired afterwards, and it begins a downward spiral. Of course this is just my own personal experience but I wanted to share it with you in  hopes that you can gain some insight, inspiration and/or motivation.

Valentine’s Day Blues

Greetings beautiful beings!

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I know that this can be a very sensitive and triggering time. I have spoken to many clients who have expressed pain, resentment and an overall sentiment of “failure” around relationships (romantic and otherwise). I have spent some time pondering this and wanted to share some of my own thought and perspectives around pain, grief and loss. (I have and still do experience my fair share).

I wanted to share some ways in which I have been able to process and manage my own feelings around pain, grief, loss and disappointment. I have been broadcasting live on my IG page for the past two days at 11:11am EST and will do so tomorrow (Monday)  as well as a part of my “Clean Heart, Period” series (which I am going to re-do as we’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties…I’ll keep you posted on when) I shared that one of the best ways that I have been able to work through and release pain is to face it. Actually allowing myself the time and space to revisit my painful experiences (notice revisit, NOT relive) with the intention and position of of being the observer. Yes, sometimes it feels difficult and I don’t want to “be bothered” with drudging up old pain, however I have learned that what isn’t revealed can’t really be healed and ironically, we continue to relive and create similar dynamics until we are willing to blow the lid off and look at those things square and direct. One practical way that I revisit and release is through letter writing. Please refer to my last post about it here.

Another way that I dismantle pain’s hold on me, is to consistently and frequently keep myself in a state of gratitude. I mean little things…like “thank you God for allowing me to arrive safely to all my errands today, I appreciate that I have a roof over my head, I am so grateful I can breathe unassisted”. While these things may sound trivial, it is really important to observe and acknowledge all the ways in which our lives are truly blessed, because trust and believe that one glitch in the matrix can change these things and we don’t want to “need” catastrophe to happen to appreciate being able to pick up a phone and read an email.

I want to take a moment to affirm you. You are enough, you have enough and you are loved enough. I have been looking myself in the eye each morning (in my bathroom mirror) and telling myself that. ” I am enough, I have enough and I am loved enough”.  I hope this message has reached and helped someone. I intend to send a few more love notes throughout this week and share some more tools that have and are working for me.

I hope we all have a fantastic week and remember, when we fill our own love cup, we have enough to share and if/when any external situation happens, we have enough of our own supply to be independent of needing anyone else to “love” or “validate” us. What’s even more amazing is that when we truly, deeply love ourselves we magnetize others who do the same.

 

With so much love,

Megan

 

Archery Class & The Law of Attraction

As many of you know I have been, and am now even more intensely studying Universal Law, specifically the Law of Attraction. I took an amazing Archery class yesterday and after watching the footage, I was so inspired and compelled to create this very powerful analogy.

Something inside of me knew that I would take to archery like a natural. I am born under the Sun Sign of Sagittarius and besides that, I have always been very athletic. Once the technique was explained and showed to me once, I never missed the target. After watching the video of my performance, I realized something. Archery is EXACTLY like the law of attraction and therefore life itself. The arrow is us, and we have the power to direct ourselves because the (divine) power, force and momentum is never a question. We are always in a perpetual state of  propelling forward, this is in our divine nature, but the variable is the direction of our propel. Had I pointed my aim at the building behind me, or the person next to me, not only would I not have hit my target, but I could have really harmed someone else in the process.

This sounds so simple and obvious in these terms, however we do this with our attention and focus all the time. We think and say “I really want a great partner” but then we lament over previous experiences that hurt us or we say things like “all men/woman are the same”. We want to manifest more currency in our lives but then we say “Oh I can’t afford that…”. We want to release weight but then we tell ourselves when we look in the mirror “Oh my God I’m so fat”. We will always go where our attention is focused and guided. I have been making it a practice to ONLY ponder uplifting and prosperous thoughts. It takes awareness and intention. Even in the face of contrast, I say to myself “all things are working out for my ultimate good”

I challenge us as we move about our day today to be mindful of the internal self-talk and assess if it’s aiming in the direction of your true desires.

With So Much Love,

 

Megan(2)

 

 

 

 

http://www.yesgodwellness.com

The Honey Pot is going away

Greetings!

I wanted to take some time to connect and discuss the recent happenings in my business. As a rule of thumb, transparency in all areas, especially emotional processing has been and always will be my primary business model. Honey Principles of Transformation (The Acronym which created The Honey Pot) is something that is innate within me and also the thing which I have realized allows me to offer value to those whom I come into contact with.

With that being said! The Honey Pot is going away…. however, as is typical with life, something bigger, better and more expansive is being born in it’s place. As many of you know, my initial slogan began as “Yeeeesssss!” There were many catalysts that transformed “Yes” into “Yes God”

In retrospect, once I began to dissociate with a lack mindset (struggle, over-focus on racial/gender inequality, focus on what I was lacking versus what I had available in plain sight at my disposal) and all people, places and things that exemplified those things, I was brought to a place of extreme humility, gratitude and clarity. Once I shifted my perspective and focused on how I could serve and what I could give versus what I thought society (or even God) owed me; brilliant (divine) ideas, opportunities and prosperity began to flood into my life.

I understand that the term GOD is subjective and means different things to different people. For the sake of this article, I am referring to the Creator, Most High, Allah, Divine Source and/or the Universe. I also know that my use of this term deters and pushes some individuals away from me and my business…… YES GOD!

God became my focal point,  the center of my universe, and my intentions were focused on how to be an example of God’s divine intelligence. I was instantly humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude each and everyday when I allowed myself to see what was going divinely right. This is not to say that I am ignorant to the ills of the world, however I know that the best (and only) way that I can affect change is to become the change I want to see.

Business has been thriving, growing and expanding rapidly. Between fulfilling orders, expanding the product lines, servicing clients, traveling for events, speaking engagements,  vending, developing educational programs and increasing consultations, we have managed to catch the attention of some very large brands. Last weekend I received a certified letter from a company that cited Trademark Infringement for my business name in the specific market/industry (feminine wellness) that I serve. When the mailman came and rang the doorbell and I saw the letter versus the typical package, my intuition immediately knew what it was. I had attempted to mitigate this issue by adding the word “Method” to the end of my business name early on, however the words “Honey Pot” have been trademarked.

I observed my anxiety start to set in, however because of my due diligence and practice of perspective alchemy, I immediately asked myself “what amazing opportunities can possibly result from this”? I thought briefly about arguing semantics, getting into a back and forth legal battle over the specifics and promptly decided that, you know what? They can have it! The name of my company isn’t what makes me successful, it’s the energy I put into it, the value that I offer people, the results that they receive by investing into my products and services. It was a relatively quick decision that took me about 10 minutes after mulling it over. I thought to myself “what can I name my company that truly represents where I am going with my brand?” I then opened my facebook page almost on auto pilot and saw my profile picture which is a picture of me with my “Yes God” earrings on. There was a sense of calm knowing that came over me. It was settled. Yes God Wellness was born. (Really God? You just bogarded like that? LOL!)

I have shared this widely on my social media platforms, however I know that not all of us utilize social media frequently so I wanted to be sure to communicate the changes going forward so when you see future communication coming from Yes God Wellness, you weren’t confused. I am so appreciative of all of the support, love and feedback I have received thus far and it is my intention to carry this message, brand and company far and wide.

I hope everyone is having an amazing Friday! YES GOD!

With So Much Love,

Megan(2)

Yes God Wellness

Best Case Scenario

Greetings! I want to take a moment and discuss a situation that I recently experienced. Late last month, I took a trip to the Caribbean and I had an amazing time! It was very eye-opening and I gained a lot of perspective on my life and how blessed I am and how many opportunities I have. In all honestly, it exposed how many opportunities that I take advantage of. I returned back stateside with a new passion and commitment to pursue my dreams and goals of impacting as many people as possible in an uplifting and empowering way.
On the last leg of the trip home,  I put my wallet in my carryon bag and boarded the flight. By the time I got home and pulled up to the gas station I realized that my wallet was no longer where I had put it, it was gone. I observed that my mind (and therefore my emotions) immediately went into panic mode. I had my passport, identification cards, money, social security cards, etc in my wallet. My brain scanned in the worst case scenario as I felt the sinking anxiety set in.  I began to consider all the things that I had ‘lost”, along with the tedious processes and expenses I was going to have to go incur. My brain began to visit all  the risks that were associated with someone having access to all of my personal identification and some of my resources. I noticed what was going on and I began to take deep breaths and tell myself “this is going to all work out, God’s got me”. After about 3 minutes I felt a sense of calm and relief…
As I sat parked in the gas station I thought to myself,  you know what I need gas right now I need to get home. (I was supposed to fill up my gas tank before I went to the airport…shoulda listened to my intuition) There was a gentleman at the next pump, so I asked if I could cash app him some money so that he could give it to me so I could put it in my car.  He would not except the money, but still gave me five bucks to get home, which I was extremely grateful for. I began to think ”  you know what I am going to get my wallet back, someone will do the right thing and turn it in because that’s what I would do, and I can only attract what I am”.
I just kept repeating in my mind that I’m going to have my wallet back and I did something kind of risky just to make a declaration to the universe of how sure I was I would receive my wallet back. I did NOT cancel any of my bankcards because I was dead set on getting my wallet back. I am naturally resourceful person, so I had pictures of my car is in my numbers and I was still able to purchase supplies in and do transactions.
The next morning, I went and head and filled out all the lost and found forms and after a couple days I was receiving emails back that said  “Unfortunately we haven’t received any items that match the description….”.
I still didn’t cancel any of my cards. I had faith and believed. During my morning journaling sessions I wrote “God I trust you I trust that you’re going to bring it back to me”. After a few more emails that begun with the word “Unfortunately…” two weeks later, I woke up to an email that said “We are happy to report that we have located…” I jumped up and began to praise GOD!!! YES GOD YES GOD YES GOD!!! Thank you GOD!!!
I went online and paid 30 bucks to have it overnighted to me.
In retrospect, I am very proud of is the fact that I was able to observe my mind and interject a more positive and empowering outcome/scenario. I am so grateful that I am being mindful and intentionally developing the way that I think, respond and react to things that happen in my life.  Because of it,  I was able to interrupt my mind’s natural tendency to kind of go off the wagon and feed into fear.
I wanted to share this because its proof that we literally create with our minds, thoughts and expectations. I am challenging myself/us to really think about what would have happened if I had relegated myself to think. “O well, I’ll chalk it up as a loss.”  Let me go ahead and pay another 200 bucks for my passport,  let me go ahead and cancel all my bankcards (causing a major inconvenience to my business operations and all of my things that I have automatically tied into them).
The moral of the story is that I took action as if what I wanted to happen was already done.  I didn’t jump the gun and start to spend all this unnecessary money or inconvenience myself in ways that were unnecessary because I believed in my heart of hearts that my wallet was coming back to me. It is my theory that it was my belief that it was coming back,  is what caused it to come back. I believe this because it has proved true for me in MANY other scenarios which is why I was so determined and sure that my wallet would be no exception to this universal rule.
I think it’s a normal habit for our minds to automatically go to the worst case scenario. We have been conditioned to perceive this approach as being helpful because we can then “prepare for the worst” and do damage control. But, why prepare for the worst when we could in actuality prepare for the best?
Hopefully this will help you us continue (or start) to observe ourselves in situations where we  tend to respond or react immediately.  and I am you know and I can help you to kind of interject and instead of considering the worst case scenario, begin to insist on the best case scenario.
With So Much Love,
Megan(2)
The Honey Pot
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Releasing Guilt – Abortions

Warning – This post may be triggering for some. I will be discussing abortion and my own experiences.

This has come up quite a bit for me lately in my client sessions and one of the main themes I see tied to it is guilt. Guilt happens to be a perception/emotion that haunts us way after whatever experience that led us to feel guilt in the first place. It’s really a plague that has many of us walking around feeling regret and despair over things that we have no control over, which can be uber disappointing and depressing. 

I used to feel a lot of guilt, depression and sadness over the abortion(s) I decided to have over my lifetime. I would go back and forth, over and under, around and through the different possible “karmic” consequences that may or may not have been a direct correlation to this decision. I beat myself up, pretty badly. I have since noticed that I have a really uncanny ability to drive my own self nuts in my mind through self-talk that is critical, judgmental, unforgiving and even cruel. 

There were a few different things I did to allow myself to heal from this deep rooted pain, regret, remorse and guilt I carried around for years, allowing it to overshadow my accomplishments and make me feel inferior, as if bad things were “destined” to happen to me. The first thing I did was really step back and become observant of my self talk ( hint, that’s always a good place to start when looking to heal any emotional pain). I also became the observer from what I like to call a “zoomed out” vantage point. I zoom out and take into consideration all factors in my decision and begin to cut myself slack because we always make decisions based on what we perceive is the best possible next step for our current situation and dynamics. With truly knowing and understanding that, compassion can soften the sharp and rigidity of the guilt, shame and regret. I had a whole script around how the relationship from which the child was conceived had turned south due to my decision (when in reality it already was south which was part of the reason for my decision).

The next thing I did was to give myself permission to fully grieve the loss of the life that I had conceived. My reasons for deciding the terminate the pregnancies were valid (and ANY REASON IS), however that did not mean that I was exempt from permission to process my emotions around it in a healthy and empowering manner. 

I read some something on how to create a release ritual for my unborn children. It involved actually opening up a dialogue and communicating my emotions around the decision. It also involved naming the child(ren) and truly having a heart to heart conversation. This was highly therapeutic for me because it allowed me to give them identities….names, genders and ages. I wrote to them and then took those letters to a body of water, set them on fire and then set the fiery memorandum afloat in the water. I have since learned and come to know that we as human beings truly do not have the ability to “kill” anyone. We may have the ability to harm and destroy the physical body, but we do NOT have the ability to harm nor destroy any energetic life force. Meaning, even when a person is killed, their energy and spirit live on infinitely and are reborn through another portal. I know this may be a controversial subject and I risk losing some of my readers due to this brazen position, and that’s alright This writing is intended to reach and help any sisters who may be carrying around guilt and baggage for similar decision(s)

I am here to let you know that you are forgiven, GOD forgives you and you ought to forgive yourself, because your decision was the best one you had to make at the time. This is something that is VERY common amongst women and is rarely spoken about openly. We have the right to make decisions about our bodies and reproductive health. We have the right to decide that the consequences outweigh the risk. We have the right to choose ourselves before another person. We even have the right to make mistakes and not judge ourselves for the rest of our lives. Everyone has made mistakes that caused them remorse and/or regret. It’s in the giving of permission of self to truly go and process that remorse and/or regret in which we free ourselves from the inner judgement and criticism. Once we are free from the bondage we hold ourselves to within, nothing or no one without can keep us tied to shame or guilt. 

I hope this message touched you in a positive, affirming and empowering way. 

With So Much Love, 

Megan(2)

The Honey Pot

Am I being ungrateful?

Once I asked myself the question “Megan, are you being ungrateful in any area of your life? I was prompted to truly observe the things that I had access to yet wasn’t valuing. What I realized has blown my mind and caused me to make a serious shift in the way in which I approach my life. The overall and general answer was, time.

Now, I can be honest and say that I am not proud of the things I will divulge here in this blog. I do however want to be honest and transparent in hopes that it may help you to make a shift towards your highest version.
So, I began to analyze my day to day actions/interactions and leveraged them against my “procrastination list” (which, by the way, it’s a GREAT IDEA to make a procrastination list of all the things you “need to get done” but have not yet…) When I took a look at my list of things that need to be done, I was almost embarrassed at how relatively easy the tasks were on my list. When I contemplated  why I didn’t do them yet, my mind said “I don’t have time”…. Really? REALLY?!
Yet, when I look at how my time is being spent, I have literally spent HOURS on social media some days. Yes, I run my business primarily on social media, however one of my goals is to create my OWN space for my clients where I can still connect and offer value to them even if social media were to ever go away. Sooooo, basically I am subconscious sabotaging myself. But why? What is it in me that knows I need to be consistent and intention with my time every day yet decides to go out to lunch or go into a seemingly endless cyber hypnosis. The short answer is “it’s a self worth issue” which is pretty much the basis of anything we’re manifesting that doesn’t make us feel good. It doesn’t make me feel good to be criticizing and guilting myself about things that are looming in my mind that need to be completed.
So, since the main commodity that I found myself to be taking advantage of was time, I contemplated how I could leverage my time better. It came back to one of the very things I talk about! Mornings Matter!!! Waking up early in the morning injects a completely different energy into your day. The energy says “important, immediate, present and prompt”. Let’s face it, most people don’t like waking up early, but many of the greatest influencers and impactful people in the world swear by this one action to create a major shirt and momentum in their lives. I personally want to be a great influencer and highly impactful. I know that’s not everyone’s deal, but if you’re rocking with me and reading this email, we’ve likely already aligned in that area.
This isn’t to say that consistently waking up early will immediately change your entire life (it won’t be immediate, but it will definitely put you on a fast track to transformation). Being very mindful of how you’re spending your time is also crucial. If we can begin to notice when we are squandering time (being ungrateful for it) that could be better used making that dental appointment or taking that walk or going grocery shopping so you don’t have to waste money eating out, then we can take steps to redirect ourselves into a more appreciative frequency.
For example, I have recommitted to waking up early and going hard on my physical training. While I am exerting myself, I repeat the following words in my head “I can, I will, I have, I am”. This phrase is very useful in blocking out negative self talk about how “I don’t feel like” or “don’t want to”. What is repeated in our mind manifests, so… altogether now… I CAN, I WILL, I HAVE , I AM!!!
I hope you got something beneficial from this. Have an amazing and non procrastinative day! (Yes, I made that word up) LOL
With So Much Love,
The Honey Pot