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M.A.I. Monday Motivation: Reclaiming A Peace of M.A.I. Self

There is a beautiful gift and a blessing in the ability to touch and feel what is seen with naked eye, as well as, have the ability touch and feel that which is connected to your spirit and emotion. When I began my weekend, I wanted to put the previous week behind me. It was a tough week for me. So, going into the weekend, I thought about wanting to remember what I felt like when I started on this path. I want to center myself back to what is important to me, and "tune out the noise." Remember what it felt like to receive and embrace the happiness that came as a direct result of fulfilling my God-given purpose on this earth. When I realized, I’ve been stressed out, overwhelmed and operating as a “closed vessel,” it became clear as to why I feel like the” ‘why’ to the question of why I’m here is slipping away. It was then that I knew that needed to stop, and “Reclaim A Peace of M.A.I. Self.”

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Greetings and Good Morning, Everyone,

I wanted to open up this week’s blog post with my thoughts and a scripture. I believe we all cycle through ups and downs for reason in life, and I’m no different from you. I'd been in a "peak" for while, and I was bound to begin experiencing some valleys...I guess. Recently, I felt like I’ve been faced with a few trials and tribulations. The interesting thing about them is that they felt overwhelming to me. It like it was becoming too much, and more than I could bear. It was causing me all kinds of stress and I felt like the doors were closing in on me. I’ll be transparent. It felt like I was being robbed of my joy, my spiritual ability to connect to a higher source of power, and I was starting to become disconnected from my passions, a.k.a. "writing." I couldn't let this happen. I knew that the stresses of my workplace was beginning to spillover into my personal life outside of work, and it was having a negative effect. On Saturday, I awoke with a plan to "reclaim a peace of M.A.I. self" because, it's vital. Part of me has been needing a day of self care and to just be alone, and so I did a combination of things to take care of me. I would like to share because, maybe it will help someone that is reading this post today.

Friday, I spoke with a fellow writer that shared some really intimate details of her life with me, and that completely made me open my eyes to my own situation. She reminded me to take time for myself. She told me that it was "ok" to not be ok, but to talk to someone, like a therapist, if I feel that it is that serious. She was that voice of consciousness that I needed to hear with a clear message. Her message of encouragement, recommended that I see a doctor, if my body does not feel 100% due to the car accident I was recently in, and or from the healing process of child birth nearly 7 months ago, to not just tell myself and everyone around me, that "I'm ok" and "I'm fine." Equipped with those reminders in my thoughts, I took time to take care of my home and M.A.I. Self. First things first, I disconnected from everyone and everything. In a time such as this, I will always make it a priority to protect my peace. I made sure that my family (husband and sons) were taken care of. I began by meditating in peace and quite, and I drank some Yogi detox tea to uplift my spirits and reclaimed my positive vibes. Then, I decluttered my rooms, cleaned up, did the laundry, and hung my degrees and pictures in my office. Seeing my accomplishments on the walls gave me a sense of happiness and pride. Reminding me of my dedication to education and the fierceness, fearlessness, strength, intellect, and power of my intelligence! Later, I gave myself a fabulous pedicure, and a facial. Showing myself the kindness that I need and deserve. Now, I feel so much better and like myself again. I needed to get back to a place of clarity and peace, and I feel like I'm well on my way.

If you're experiencing something similar, here are 5 steps to help "reclaim your self peace":

  1. Tune out the noise. Turn off all electronics and social media.

  2. Meditate and/or Pray.

  3. Drink a detox tea and lots of water.

  4. Declutter, clean, and organize your space.

  5. Do something kind for yourself (and do it alone.)

The important thing is to give yourself grace and be kind to yourself. If you're experiencing a feeling of being overwhelmed and anxious, seek help. Talk to a friend, a spiritual advisor, a family member, and or a therapist. It may the best move that you will ever make. Then start to move in peace and reclaiming that peace by removing the things that do not belong. Remove the things that invite negativity into your environment and head space. Whatever those things may be for you, you do not need them, so get rid of them. I'm so glad that I have people around me that care enough to be there for me when I need them. I'm also grateful for the woman, I literally just met, and she blessed my entire soul and being with her story and message of encouragement. Sometimes we never know when we will receive the message that we seek, but, if we are open enough spiritually (even when it's difficult to be open) we can be receptive to receive and embrace the message we need. Thank you for allowing me to be transparent on my journey, and I hope that maybe you will find value in this post today! Have a beautiful day and excellent rest of the week!

Peace and Blessings,


Charmyra E. Fleming is a romance author with a deep desire to M.OTIVATE | A.SPIRE | I.NSPIRE, her readers and beyond to live their lives with purpose, intention, and full of passion. Thank you for reading her blog post this morning. Hey, do her a favor, if you like or love this post, comment on it. She'd love to hear your feedback. Also, please feel free to share it with your family and friends in the social media universe. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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