Some years hit harder than others, but it seemed like I had the 7 year hex on my life until finally the clouds started to part. When was that for me? It was 2011… after finishing graduate school, leaving a sour relationship and having started a new phase in my life!
I discovered that I didn’t know who I was at my core. I had been partying, using grad school as an excuse, working on my career, doing no traveling and tending to everyone else’s needs, except for my own. WTF!!!!!! Who lives like that day in and day out??? I just had no true purpose and felt so spiritually lost.
I went to my director at the time and had lunch with her, to discuss what my next steps and options would be in the upcoming journey of my life. At the time, she recommended that I join an all-women organization and that I get actively involved in the community. I had actually been intuitively pondering on this thought for some time, and it was nice to have someone validate my thoughts & feelings.
Taking her advice and my own intuitive guidance, that is exactly what I did. However, little did I know that I would be moving back to Arizona and hitting the ground running in the New Year of 2012!
I had actively decided that I would re-discover myself and I would start by giving back to others. I also decided it would probably be best that I step out on faith & return to counseling in order to I could address some issues I had been fighting with in order to follow my authentic truth.
I took the steps forward to evaluate who my role models were in my life.
One of my role models has always been Mother Teresa. As a female, she was a true advocate and saint at giving back. She also was like Joan of Arc; she was a hero in her own right, who stood up for what her heart believed in. I can only imagine her family’s faces, when she told them that she was going to serve the poor. I know my family’s response, when I told them that God had called me for something bigger. And let me just say, it was a lonely road. I knew that this was a woman I wanted to be like; I knew that my heart wanted to go serve the world.
Her principle was “The more you care about the powerless, the more power you have.” “The more you serve those with no influence, the more influence God gives you.” “The more you humble yourself, the more you’re honored by others.”
I believe that Mother Teresa was a true lightworker called on her path to help others, to “Let it change the direction of your life, causing you to investigate the ONE who so transformed.” She was motivated, followed her calling, inspired by God and turned into a true Ascended Master.
“God doesn’t ask us to do great things. He asked us to do small things with great love she said,”
So, with great love I, Latoya Beverly, give the world my gifts, knowing that a divine calling can lead us anywhere. With great love, we can do anything.
In my research of Mother Teresa, she recited a prayer each morning stating:
“I shall follow you, dear Jesus, wherever you may go, in search of souls. Each article of clothing donned has its corresponding prayer, with phrases like “holy habit,” “angelic purity,” “Absolute poverty” and “mantle of modesty.” A nun’s clothes aren’t just clothes; they’re symbols of consecration to God and union with the poor, but perhaps clothes are always signs of the one who wears them.”
“Hearts to love and hands to serve!”
To provide love to the unwanted, to give love through the power and the mercy of those who are in need. I believe it is our life’s mission to be and to do. In the smallest ways, we can create the biggest miracles for those who feel unwanted, for those who have been silenced and told to keep dark secrets. To serve the poor, with the love of inner riches, to make others feel the spirit. Love is to trust and provide cheerfulness and to express through our actions. We must be leaders in giving joy to the people, to rise up to the call and come closer to God/Source/Universe.
The light is love and love is the light and in the end, the only light that there is, is the light that can always illuminate a world grown dim. This light gives us the courage needed to keep living and working towards our goals, our relationships and the blessings that come out of it.
Mother Teresa was one woman that touched the world with what she felt was right, she led with conviction and intuition to stand up in love, knowing that love is possible and can be practiced. The ultimate experience is experiencing love in such a way, knowing that God has entered our world.
This is my motivation for being a humanitarian, one human who can impact this world and not continue to step back. I am a child, a woman, I am my ancestors past, I am now & I am all of those who can’t speak up. I am just another soul, looking to become closer to my highest self. I am not perfect and I don’t want to be, I just want to be the love, the light and the luminous star in this world.
I say Thank You, Mother Teresa and others who have paved the way, for being just one of the beautiful souls who served. I choose to be a Master of the teachers & a student when I am called to be a student, who leaves nothing but greatness behind.
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