Monday, July 29, 2013

Rebranding, Rebuilding

Journal entry: 7.17.13

I need to be a millionaire, to utilize out of unselfish modesty and not selfish greed. Not for the sake of having money, but in order to live the lifestyle I dream of creating, to have financial freedom and ability, to travel, to experience a certain quality of life and bring everyone who has rooted for me from day one with me. Recently, I've just put everything into perspective...

I read an article today about attracting money.  It was basically about shifting paradigms and changing how we view finances.  It touched on the basic principles of manifesting and overpowering the concept of money using our own thoughts, our own consciousness.

I really want to absorb more things that fall into the same category as that article, as many things as possible without going into overload, so I can really focus on what I have already (resources), what I desire, and less on what I lack.  So that will be my goal for the rest of the month and carrying on into August...

...because I strongly believe that when my mind is in the right place, doors will open up automatically to allow the blessings to flow.  I feel myself getting closer.

~Chymere

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This week, the premise of my journal entries have pretty much been almost exactly like the one above. Writing it out in repetition is helping me refocus on my goals and get my mind fixated on what I sense is taking place.  There are a lot of things that I have to mentally prepare myself for, as well as changes that need to be made.  The mind is a sponge and I'm just being cautious of what I absorb. 

In my free time, I've been thinking of a strategy and contemplating the direction of my personal brand, which naturally goes hand in hand with this blog.  The overall concept and certain business aspects of the magazine needs a little tweaking as well. However, I try not to stress about it too much, and just keep working on it day by day, because stress is a close friend of misery, I'd much rather enjoy the ride, trust the creative process and believe that in the end, I'll have a masterpiece to be proud of.

Today being Monday, it is typically the most productive day of the week. It is my hope that anyone reading this blog took the time to set the tone for the week ahead, whether it's a busy one or not. Sometimes the weekend seems too short, but fortunately it always makes its presence known again....and what better reason to enjoy its arrival by celebrating what we've accomplished throughout the week? 

With that being said, have an incredible Monday! 

Besos, 
Chymere Anais



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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Soundtrack Saturdays: Vol. 61 {You're so Beautiful}

Earlier this week, I was stuck in a reggae mood and crazy emotional.  Compliments of a friend, I discovered this beautiful song and immediately knew it was perfect to highlight on SS.  All week, I've kept this song was on heavy rotation.  I am anticipating the day when someone feels this way towards me.
Enjoy!

Besos,
Chymere Anais


The Playlist:

1. No Ordinary Love x Allaine
2. That Girl x Jah Cure
3. Hotta Than Dem x Chris Martin
4. Is This Love x Bob Marley
5. Superman x Tarrus Riley**
6. Good Love x Destra
7. Loving You x Tessanne Chin and Kees
8. Groovy Little Thing x Beres Hammond
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pearls of Wisdom: Manifestation

"Desire is about what you wish to create. You could describe this as passion, excitement, or even lust...The stronger the desire, the better... 

Detachment, on the other hand, is about how those desires ultimately manifest for you.  When you become too attached to when and how your desires show up, you screw up the manifestation process.  Instead of holding the vibe of playfulness and abundance, you start sending out signals like concern, worry, and stress.  Don't do that! 

When you notice that you are getting frustrated, pause, breathe, and go back to the desire side.  Hold that vision of the creation you wish to experience and wallow in the positive sensations of being there in your heart, mind, and spirit.  Know that physical reality will soon catch up, as long as you keep holding the right vibe."  
-Steve Pavlina, How to Manifest Money 
{Read full article here}
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Soundtrack Saturdays: Vol. 60 {Feels like I can flyyy for the first time}


Lately, I've been a really mellow, chill state of mind, not to be confused with blue and down. And I came across a Jaden Smith song, First Time, and I just love it so much and he's the cutest little cool kid! ("..I feel like I can fly for the first time, first time...") Anyway, I had no clue he is doing music. Maybe I haven't been paying attention that well, but it's no surprise that he has ventured out to expand his entertainment career. This playlist came as a result of me falling in love with this song and needing something in the realm of hip-hop/pop to add some bass to my mood. Some songs have a faster tempo than others, but they all seemed to compliment what I was going for. It ended up as a list of songs, mostly contemporary collaborations, that I'm loving at the moment. Here it goes:
  1. First Time x Jaden Smith ft. T. Coles
  2. Within x Daft Punk ft. Gonzales
  3. Heaven's Afternoon x Wale ft. Meek Mill
  4. There, There x Radiohead
  5. Mind of Logic x Logic ft. Camille Michelle Gray
  6. Remember You x Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd
  7. Look at Where We Are x Hot Chip
  8. Oceans x Jay Z ft. Frank Ocean
  9. Hennessy Beach x Curren$y ft. Dom Kennedy 

Hope you guys had a great weekend!!! 
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

On Trayvon Martin

A huge part of me wants to write my piece on the social injustices that surrounds young minorities, but I haven't found the right words to say.  How am I supposed to project it in such a way, so I don't sound bias or angry? How do I put my heart on the line for my voice to be heard? What do I say what I want to say without pointing fingers and something that will remotely make a difference? How do I travel through all the details to spark a discussion of things people are scared to talk about? I don't know the answers to any of those questions, and because I don't know, it's hard to write anything at all. 

On top of that, there is so much other stuff happening in the world that I want to speak on without losing my own sense of self, without stumbling out of balance, without misplacing my own happiness in the process. I have to be careful of how much of my energy I feed into negativity. On the other hand, I have no clue about how am I supposed to stay silent/nonchalant through all of it. 

Most people fail to realize that letting George Zimmerman off guilt free digs way deeper Trayvon.  It just hits close to home, because I have brothers, cousins, and friends, who look and dress like him, that could very well be approached by the same Zimmerman with a different name and it will be them [in the grave] against the law and bad public attorneys. So as I'm building up to write something that makes a difference, I'm speaking on the behalf of so many individuals who either think they don't have a voice or who don't the means to express themselves on a legal level without anger; and quite frankly, that's a heavy load to carry. 

To Kimani Gay, 
Kendrec McDade, 
Travares McGill,
Ramarley Graham, 
Ervin Jefferson,
Wendell Allen,
Tyrone Brown, 
Alonzo Ashley, 
Steven Washington, 
Amadou Diallo.
Patrick Dorismond. 
Quamane Zongo,
Timothy Stansbury, 
Sean Bell, 
Orlando Barlow, 
Aaron Campbell, 
Victor Steen, 
Ronald Madison, 
James Brisette, 
Oscar Grant, 
Jordan Davis, 
Kenneth Chamberlain, 
Abner Louiama,
And those I failed to mention.... 
I'm working on something that will be good enough for them.

However, I do know that something must be done in a timely, so that another Martin vs. Zimmerman case doesn't happen again.  At that point, the question becomes: 'What can be done to reverse the systematic racism?' because what is being done so far is apparently not working in the favor of those who these crimes are against.  Yes we are angry. Yes we are hurt, but it's not enough to just go through with the emotions today and tomorrow view it as just another thing that happened. The voice that stands behind these trials aren't loud enough to overpower what is tolerated. 

Whatever message I feel God-inspired to script, I want to to be loud and obnoxious, globally viral and in the hands of millions for decades so that even the echoes are cohesive enough to comprehend. Not sure when, but it's coming and I pray it's everything I hope it to be. I apologize if I'm late at all. 

Chymere Anais

Resources:

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U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Queen.

“A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it bestowed on her but having passer her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with authentic power.”
 ― Marianne Williamson, Woman's Worth
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

On Setting Intentions

If someone asked me 'What are you going to do?', almost automatically, I would responded with a generic list of things that would require physical action, with little to no hesitation.  Somewhere between the potential to act and the action itself, there is a feeling...or maybe even a combination of emotions...that an individual would begin to experience.  Now, the question becomes, 'How do you want to feel? What are your intentions?'

Lately, it's been on the forefront of my mind to focus on my intentions.  A friend of mine brought this to my attention the other day during a phone conversation while we were discussing my move to California. I have not been able to stop thinking about the essence of what it means to set intentions.  Has anyone noticed that we have a tendency to always come up with what we want to do, rather how we want to feel? 

This week, I've made it a goal to not only get things done, but to make my intentions clear. If I can't get the purpose for a task to follow the task, then it becomes less important for me to tackled. This simple little shift in how I operate has allowed me to prioritize and live in such a way that everything I do is on purpose. It has also helped me refocus my energy to attract positive things into my life.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

On Trayvon Martin

A huge part of me wants to write my piece on the social injustices that surrounds young minorities, but I haven't found the right words to say.  How am I supposed to project it in such a way, so I don't sound bias or angry? How do I put my heart on the line for my voice to be heard? What do I say what I want to say without pointing fingers and something that will remotely make a difference? How do I travel through all the details to spark a discussion of things people are scared to talk about? I don't know the answers to any of those questions, and because I don't know, it's hard to write anything at all. 

On top of that, there is so much other stuff happening in the world that I want to speak on without losing my own sense of self, without stumbling out of balance, without misplacing my own happiness in the process. I have to be careful of how much of my energy I feed into negativity. On the other hand, I have no clue about how am I supposed to stay silent/nonchalant through all of it. 

Most people fail to realize that letting George Zimmerman off guilt free digs way deeper Trayvon.  It just hits close to home, because I have brothers, cousins, and friends, who look and dress like him, that could very well be approached by the same Zimmerman with a different name and it will be them [in the grave] against the law and bad public attorneys. So as I'm building up to write something that makes a difference, I'm speaking on the behalf of so many individuals who either think they don't have a voice or who don't the means to express themselves on a legal level without anger; and quite frankly, that's a heavy load to carry. 

To Kimani Gay, 
Kendrec McDade, 
Travares McGill,
Ramarley Graham, 
Ervin Jefferson,
Wendell Allen,
Tyrone Brown, 
Alonzo Ashley, 
Steven Washington, 
Amadou Diallo.
Patrick Dorismond. 
Quamane Zongo,
Timothy Stansbury, 
Sean Bell, 
Orlando Barlow, 
Aaron Campbell, 
Victor Steen, 
Ronald Madison, 
James Brisette, 
Oscar Grant, 
Jordan Davis, 
Kenneth Chamberlain, 
Abner Louiama,
And those I failed to mention.... 
I'm working on something that will be good enough for them. 

However, I do know that something must be done in a timely, so that another Martin vs. Zimmerman case doesn't happen again.  At that point, the question becomes: 'What can be done to reverse the systematic racism?' because what is being done so far is apparently not working in the favor of those who these crimes are against.  Yes we are angry. Yes we are hurt, but it's not enough to just go through with the emotions today and tomorrow view it as just another thing that happened. The voice that stands behind these trials aren't loud enough to overpower what is tolerated. 

Whatever message I feel God-inspired to script, I want to to be loud and obnoxious, globally viral and in the hands of millions for decades so that even the echoes are cohesive enough to comprehend. Not sure when, but it's coming and I pray it's everything I hope it to be. I apologize if I'm late at all. 

-Chymere A.

Resources:


U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Soundtrack Saturdays: Vol. 59 {Songs of Summer, Pt. IV}

...And I'm back with a sequel to my first 'Songs of Summer' playlist. Parts I II and III were mostly songs that have come out more recently, but this week, I'm pulling out the classics! Part IV of the list is perfect for beach bumming days and/or summertime soiree with family and friends, so there's a lot of tropical sounding melodies in the mix, as well as some old school feel good songs. Nothing screams summer like really festive songs like Bari or calypso, so I've included some traditional island music, also. Maybe next week, I'll dive into more of that.  Enjoy! 

Songs of Summer IV by C A on Grooveshark


Hope everyone in the USA had an amazing, American style 4th of July and are continuing to celebrate this weekend, because summer is still young!
Besos,
Chymere Anais
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy July!

Wow it's mid- year already and honestly, summer hasn't been too eventful so far.  
It's been nice and quiet thus far with every now and then occasions of going out and spending time with friends and family. 
The main goal was to focus on financial freedom, so nothing epic has sprouted out of that.  
However, before summer comes to an end, there are some things I would like to accomplish; things that I want to do for pleasure/leisure rather than necessity.  
Afterall, it is my birthday month and what better time to live it up! In light of wanting summer to be more than working, planning, and saving money, I've created a July to-do list to tackle for the month:


Hopefully, July will turn out to be better and more successful than June was and summer won't be a complete waste of adulthood responsibilities.  

Besos,
Chymere Anais
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