New Outlooks 2016

  Once boundaries are forgotten, your potential is boundless.By Kimberley Dunsmore 

You are more than capable to be the “change”. In this new year step outside your comfort zone, and start each morning with positive intentions. Life is only as good as you make it.
Much Love and Happy New Years!

Being Powerful

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Dorothy Dandridge
Being powerful has nothing to do with muscle mass or the amount of money in your bank account, it’s the ability to face your greatest fears.
The outcome does not matter as much as the courage it takes to be true to yourself. True power comes in the moment when you are most vulnerable and continue to lay yourself bare. In that moment, you give your faith over to Something more. Being vulnerable allows for a deeper connection in life, love, and faith.

In the Beginning…

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Genesis 1:27

“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Showing Love and Compassion to one’s self is the highest most purest way to honor your Higher Power.

With a full heart, you will selflessly give and without hesitation, you will be able to receive all gifts with grace.

Am I Wrong

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To whom this may concern,

I understand your pain, I’ve felt the way you have. Please let me know if any of the following sounds familiar to you; I want to help you. In my mid to late twenty I was an active alcoholic. I was encumbered by feelings of hopelessness, despair, worthlessness, bone deep wariness. I only survived never lived. Life was unbearable, I hated everything I was feeling, and hated the source of those feeling the most, myself. The only relief I thought I was able to feel was when I drank. As I took the first drink of the day I could feel the relief pour through me with the burn of it. I gained a sense of contentment, if only for a moment. I thought booze was my lifeline, my savior. So, I would continue to chase that feeling of contentment constantly. Consumed with thoughts of my next drink, I was worse than a teenage boy instead of thinking about sex every 2 seconds I thought of booze. My Facebook posts would not be about the accomplishment of my 4 beautiful children, but would consist of such BS statements as, “hard day, kids drove me insane, mommy time with her fav ice wine! Life is good!”. This went on for years until it all came to a head on May 14, 2009. I was done, I had enough of disappointing my family and friends. As, I stood on the pedestrian overpass on Las Vegas Blvd, still heavily intoxicated from the night before, after promising the people I loved I would not drink at all this trip. All promises were forgotten, I did not last twenty minutes after landing in Nevada before I hit the liquor store. I wanted it to end, I so desperately wanted it all to end. I was disgusted with myself and my lack of “willpower”. In that moment, I believed everyone whom loved me would be better off if I was not here anymore.

Today, sitting here over five years later sober, I now know I was wrong. I have a better understanding of my disease, I know it wants me dead. If you are an alcoholic/ addict and you are active your disease will only bring you to three places; jails, institutions, and a funeral home. I have proven this to myself over and over again. I’m sure if you even think you have a drinking problem and you do not seek help your path is headed in the same direction.

I am at peace with being a recovering alcoholic. I now know AA is my medicine and with time, contentment has became my state of emotional homeostasis. There is hope!

RIP Mr.Williams it didn’t have to come to this. Sometimes being loved by millions isn’t enough, if you forget to love yourself.

Much LUV and JOI,
Kimberley

Feel free to contact me via this page, email me. In subject write contentment or message our Facebook page
kmore919@yahoo.com

I’m really feeling this song at the moment! Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/VBmEJZofz2s

I Love You!

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Love… I keeping running into this word, sentiment, emotion, act… At this moment, I cannot call to mind any other word/entity that holds such power. Many of the people I am drawn to, to help have many issues revolving around Love. In fact, every one of their root problems start in and of love, or more so the lack of presence love has in their relationships. Whether, perceived or factual, the thought that one has no one to love them brings such pain it causes a ripple effect of devastating proportion. Thus, tainting all relationships including the relationship with self, with pain and discontent.

Love yourself fully, include your flaws (I prefer to call them unique character traits). Set a morning affirmation, something like “I love myself and everyone fully, I receive love fully from self and everyone I love.” Then, end the day with a prayer of gratitude.

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Much LUV and JOI

Give and Take Part I

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This is a poem written by a very wise and loving friend of mine Ameeta.
I hope you are as touched by this piece of writing as I am.
Much Love and Light!

Note to Readers:
1. If you would like to be taken off my mailing list please let me know and your wish shall be my command with immediate effect.
2. As you will see this poem raises a question but does not discuss answers, only inviting you to contemplate the question, if you so choose, and to
travel your own journey with it.
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Here’s a powerful question
that transformed
my life
ever since
it began
asking itself
inside me

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Not a new question
but still radical
always relevant
and profoundly revealing

Too simple for you?
look again
perhaps you might
tap its potential
this time

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of what you give?

Would you like
to be
on the receiving end
of how you give
how much you give
when you give
why you give
and to whom you give?

This question inside
has been relentless
not permitting me
to rest on
a single rosy instance
when my answer
might be yes

For it is not interested
in yes
It is more concerned
with no
when the truth is no
even if
we find one no
for a hundred yesses

When this question
falls on fertile ground
it is seen to be
completely non-judgmental
driven by love
love of truth and freedom

For we are never
more empowered
or empowering
than when we are
in truth

So thanks to a courage
from grace beyond
when we can be honest enough
to come upon that no
and explore it
without fear
and with curiosity
the question opens us
to depths
unimaginable

What we see
with eyes thus opened
humbles us
and brings us to our knees

And yet the question
may stay
and keep asking itself
till mind opens
and heart explodes
and time and space
collapse
so that giving
is not other than receiving
and giver
is not other than receiver

And still the question
may stay
as a loving reminder
of our truth
transforming us
inside and out
one instance at a time.

——————–
Ameeta
ameetak@gmail.com

Purging old ways

I am, whom I’m suppose to be in this moment.

When my mind is in fast forward, always attempting to be in the next moment I tend to forget my true purpose. To live.

My daughter said to me today “I can’t wait till it’s summer! How about you?” I replied “Yes, I can wait.” She gave me a look like I was crazy. So, I went on to say “If I wish today away, the faster summer would come and then go. Before you know it will be winter again” she seemed to get what I was saying. I wasn’t always like this, I was the kid that would wish/pray for the last day of school on the first.

Accepting who, what and where I am in the moment allows me to be present. If I’m present I can fully embrace the gift that life is.

Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite books:

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation—some fact of my life —unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concen- trate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”
Acceptance Was the Answer chapter 16 of The Big Book

http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_theystoppedintime16.pdf

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