To Be Healthy, Whole and Soulful!

“Self-Care and Soul-Care are essential practices to sustain a purposeful and prosperous life.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

Beginning the decade of my 70’s has been quite eventful, enjoyable and exhausting!  Celebrating is work and fun! Affirming intentions requires focus and commitment! Staying aligned and balanced calls for discernment and rest!

In recent weeks I’ve been reminded of how essential self-care practices are to stay healthy and whole; particularly when additional demands on my time and energy compel me to re-establish healthy boundaries. For example, learning when and how to say, “No”, “No, thank you”, or “No, not at this time” without guilt, apology or shame.

In addition to regular exercise, I enjoy quality time in nature and/or in the spa. This recharges me, so that I can serve others from a place of vigor and vitality.

  • What’s your favorite self-care practice?
  • In what ways can you renew your self-care or soul-care practices?

Another self-care strategy is to pause. Author, Speaker, Coach Cynthia James provides useful tips. https://cynthiajames.net/the-pause-perspective/

If you have an office or quiet space you can immediately do this process. If you do not have a quiet place, take a break and go outside or to the restroom.

  • Breathe – Simply take a few deep breaths to bring you out of your head and into your body.
  • Attune – Without judging, get clear about what you are thinking and how you are behaving.
  • Release – Consciously decide to surrender thoughts of lack and limitation.
  • Align – Bring in words or affirmations which support you in being grounded.
  • Recharge – Move your body, put on some calming music, take a short nap, and/or take a short walk.

“Self-care is not about indulgence, it’s about self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde

Finally, another way to practice self-care and soul-care is to engage with a spiritual community or cultural gathering to strengthen your connection with like-hearted others.

The choice is yours, to burn out or blossom, to flounder or flow…

“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” – Miya Yamanouchi

Find Releasing Stress, Creating Serenity A BodyMindSpirit Self-Care Primer for Busy Women by Harriet Tubman Wright, for additional resources.  https://www.thewrightresort.com/book/

3 Keys to Appreciate Milestones and New Beginnings

As some of you know I’m celebrating a milestone birthday this year; 70 years young on April 6!  Most friends know that I normally go to retreat/spa places to celebrate. However, this year I decided to stay in Oakland and have a party!

Maturing into this milestone (along with Mercury Retrograde most of March) has led to a period of reflection and renewal. However, a mini-retreat for more silence and solitude is in the making!

My life is full, rich, ever-changing. I’m increasingly grateful for my BodyMindSpirit health and well-being; my birth family, spiritual family of many branches, village family; appreciating long-time and new relationships that challenge and enrich me. I’m also grateful for the ways in which The Wright Resort continues to evolve into a form of ministry through which I lead mature women career professionals and entrepreneurs to activate, illuminate and liberate their Soul’s Calling, thereby fulfilling their divine life purpose. As change-makers and leaders, they help galvanize those they serve to transform businesses, workplaces, communities and the world.

  • For what are you most grateful at this time in your life?
  • As you enter the next phase of your life, who are you being and becoming?
  • In what ways are your heart and soul frustrated or fulfilled?

As you embark on your own personal introspection, consider that each milestone; a birthday, graduation, promotion, retirement or relocation…is an opportunity to:

  1. Remember your personal mission; that is your divine purpose or soul’s calling. Sometimes as you’re pulled by other people’s expectations or agendas, you can lose sight of the reason you’ve been put on Mother Earth. You absolutely have a higher calling. How are you answering it?
  1. Assess your skills, talents and gifts, and determine to what extent you are sharing them to serve, empower or uplift others. How are you making a positive difference or helping transform your community or workplace so that our world is a better place because of the ways you’ve contributed?
  1. Make renewal and regeneration a priority, be it spiritual, emotional, mental or physical. Refocus and recommit to daily self-care and soul-care practices to maintain optimal BodyMindSpirit health and demonstrate the value of putting on your oxygen mask first! In this way you can serve your family, co-workers or colleagues from a well-spring of vigor and vitality!

Although you may not be able to celebrate with me on April 6, we can still celebrate throughout the month of April. I also want to extend the same invitation I did to my birthday celebrants, and that is to make a donation to my Kemet Nu  Know Thyself Educational Tour. To do so, please go to: https://www.paypal.me/HarrietWrightResort

My fundraising goal is $700! May I thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Kemet Nu Know Thyself Educational Tour is actually my 70th birthday gift to myself and I’m very excited about this long overdue sojourn!

“Take pleasure in your life’s natural unfolding and evolving. Appreciate the challenges and milestones of the journey. Delight in reaching your destiny. Celebrate it all!”  – Harriet Tubman Wright

 

If You’re Not Living Your Soul’s Calling, Who Is?

“Stress is being out of alignment, balance and coherence by not honoring or expressing your true essence, soul’s calling and innate creativity, a condition that leads to dis-order and dis-ease mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually; and is therefore reflected in your external environment.” – Harriet Tubman Wright
(
Updated Version, August 30, 2018)

  •  Are you settling for stress, mediocrity or stagnation?

In my own life, as I sought to find and fulfill my purpose, I accepted jobs and assignments that helped me earn a living to support myself and my son. I excelled in some jobs and languished in others, ultimately recognizing that I was not being all I was meant to be or doing what I really yearned to do.

In my work with mature women career professionals and entrepreneurs who feel undervalued, frustrated and stressed, I find that a fundamental cause of stress is not accepting your soul’s calling or living your soul purpose. It is not honoring that deep inner desire, true essence and innate creativity.

  • Imagine the seed that is never planted and not allowed to fulfill its innate purpose to grow into a flower or food? 
  • Imagine the egg that is not nurtured to maturity so that a new life is brought forth? 
  • Imagine a world without the (r)evolutionary pioneers, artists, scientists, educators, leaders and other cultural creatives who by expressing their soul’s calling, sharing their unique brilliance, and making profound contributions uplifted humanity in myriad ways? 
  • Imagine living your life with the seed of genius and magnificence dormant, never realized or fulfilled?

If you’re not radiating your brilliance and magnificence, you are stressed…and it’s showing up in body, mind, spirit…relationships, livelihood, finances. Yet, you have the power to make different choices.

You have the power to show up as the authentic, brilliant, creative person that you’re born to be, living on purpose with purpose!

  • What are you choosing?
  • Are you doing what you most love?
  • Is there something deep inside seeking to be expressed?

You also have the choice to listen to your Soul’s Calling. Your Soul’s Calling is your true essence and divine purpose. It’s what lights you up and those with whom you interact. It energizes, motivates and sustains you. Your Soul’s Calling is what you were born to do, and doing what you most love!

Imagine how you would feel if you were:

  • Clear and excited about your Soul’s Calling
  • Engaged in work that utilized your unique gifts and creativity
  • Expressing mastery and passion doing what you most love
  • Fulfilling your true purpose with enthusiasm and ease
  • Thriving while empowering others to make meaningful contributions to the world

What to Do Next?

Let’s explore your options in a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session.

During this 45-minute complimentary phone consultation, we will:

  • Identify the psychological and emotional cost of denying your true nature
  • Uncover blocks to expressing your Soul’s Calling
  • Explore your heart’s true desire and possibilities ahead for you
  • Define ways to renew your commitment to a purposeful life
  • Outline options and next steps to fulfill your Soul’s Calling

You will complete the session with more clarity and motivation to live your Soul’s Calling and step into your true power doing what you most love in highest service to others.

Schedule your complimentary Souls Calling Vision Session at: https://wrightresort.simplybook.me/v2/#book

I look forward to talking with you. 

Appreciating African-Americans Who Lived Their Soul’s Calling

Recently, I compiled Black History Month biographical posts and quotes on Facebook. I chose to focus on highly- accomplished individuals that perhaps aren’t as well known by the general public; sometimes African-American “firsts” in sports, politics, science, technology, entertainment, arts, literature and more… The process reminded me about overcoming challenges to be all you could be, to express your innate creativity and gifts, make enduring contributions, and beat the odds to ultimately live your Soul’s Calling.

Therefore, I encourage you to view them at: https://www.facebook.com/harriet.t.wright or https://www.facebook.com/thewrightresort.bodymindspirit/  Many will inspire you!

“Love and accept yourself unconditionally. Honor your soul’s journey, your gifts and unique mastery. From your heart and soul, express and share your God-given talents, as only you can. In doing so, you are living your Soul’s Calling and making a meaningful contribution to the world.”  – Harriet Tubman Wright

2019 – Is this Your Year?

Can you “feel” the potent energy of deep transformation? Are you in the “creative” flow?

Are you ready to:

  • Chart a new direction and explore different territory to expand your horizons?
  • Re-invent yourself or your work to contribute your spiritual and intellectual resources in bold, creative, dynamic ways?
  • Release the mental and emotional chatter, break through self-imposed limitations and free yourself to be all that you can be?
  • Say “YES” to up-level your leadership, expand your visibility and influence in your career, business or community?
  • Celebrate who you are and what you do because you’re being authentic, doing great work and having fun?

These are some of the questions that I’ve been asking myself as I step into the decade of my 70’s. What is the “new story” that I’m creating?

Given this time in your personal or family life, the challenging state of economic and political affairs and the larger impacts of global climate change, a fundamental “re-assessment may be called for. Even in the dawn of this new year, it may be time to: “Slow Down. Be Still. Get Quiet.” 

If you’re ready and willing to do a “re-assessment”, consider one or all three of these suggestions:

  1. Take a Day Away. Spend quality time in nature to shift the energy, breathe fresh air and get a different perspective. Nature has so much to teach us when we avail ourselves to her wisdom.
  1. Make a Gratitude List. Keep writing until you get to 99 things you have to be grateful for…and you can probably name a few more. This changes our view of things.
  1. Lovingly Release. Determine what thoughts, things or people are keeping you stuck, confused or anxious. Lovingly release them and allow the open space to be free of encumbrances. Over time you’ll begin attracting positive empowering energy.

These 3 suggestions are a great start and a great way to shift energy, so that what’s most essential for you and your next steps becomes clear and compelling.

Quite honestly, I’m very encouraged by strong signs of positive change and deep transformation. I see new paradigms of leadership, engagement and community building! I see seeming polarities and divisions creating new alliances and collaborations! I see young people unapologetically stepping up in empowering, resourceful life-affirming ways! The depth and dynamism of our new Congress is indeed evidence of a new day and a new way!

A few more “re-assessment” queries:

  • What is the story I’m creating this year?
  • Who am I being, what am I doing and why?
  • How am I best serving my family, clients/co-workers or community?
  • Am I truly listening to my inner guidance?
  • What help or support do I want at this time? 

If you are open to or want support for your “re-assessment”, schedule a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session ($97 value) or Cultivating Leadership Session ($97 value) now at: https://wrightresort.simplybook.me/v2/#book

 

“Whatever your agenda for the day or intention for the year, make room for joy, imagination, creativity, and silence. Allow your Light to awaken and inspire others! Doing so brightens your day and generates hope and appreciation in others.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

Farewell 2018, Welcome 2019

Farewell 2018, Welcome 2019

New Year Blessings and Greetings. As you reflect on the past year,

  • Identify an experience that challenged or stretched you.
  • What was a significant lesson or insight?
  • For what are you most grateful?

I’m most grateful for quality time with family and friends, particularly my Village Family, Spiritual Family, Conscious Evolution Family, Business Mastermind Family and Birth Family. I’m grateful for good health and financial growth as well as the spiritual, social, cultural, business and political engagements that challenged, delighted, stretched and grew me in myriad ways!

2018 marked the 10th Anniversary of The Wright Resort, founded as a BodyMindSpirit Wellness Center serving mature women, now Your Soul Safari to Success, dedicated to Feminine Leadership and Social Consciousness. Recent website updates reflect my service as a Soul’s Calling Activist, current Speaking Focus and ongoing Blogs. Learn more: www.TheWrightResort.com

 

A few 2018 highlights:

EMBRACING 2019

Some astrologers and numerologists describe 2019 as a 3 Universal Number, the vibration of creative self-expression, optimism and authentic communication; exploring new ideas and terrain, shining our light through the darkness. Qualities of connection, collaboration and cosmic clean-up are also noted!

In the tradition of the Dagara Medicine Wheel, 2019 is a Mineral Year characterized by communication, story-telling, purpose, memory, particularly remembering your purpose in life. It is the storage place of memory…principle of creativity…resources…stories and symbolism. We carry the memories in our bones. The color is white.

  • What excites you most about the New Year?
  • Identify 2-3 intentions that you want to fulfill.
  • In what ways will you evolve or expand your work in the world?
  • How will you know that you lived your highest and best this year?
  • What is the word or phrase that best describes your attitude or feeling about this year?  Or, what is your theme for 2019?

For me, 2019 ushers in the 70’s decade. To celebrate, I’ll embark on the Kemet Nu – Know Thyself, From Cairo to Nubia Educational Tour, July 6 – 20. I was already psychically there with my 1988 Master’s Thesis, The Mystic Marriage: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom as Creation-Centered Spirituality. Now actually being there later this year is another “Rites of Passage” for which I’m deeply grateful.

It is also my intention to publish my 3rd book of poetry, ALWAYS LOVE, completing the trilogy of THEN LOVE and NOW LOVE.

Furthermore, I envision being in my Wright and Perfect Home Sanctuary…and who knows, it could even be with my right and perfect Compatible Companion!

Let’s maintain and deepen our connection this year. I encourage you to share your aspirations, intentions and commitments, so that we can mutually support one another!

Life is what you make it! You create your life beginning with the thoughts you think, the words you speak and the actions you take. What kind of life are you creating? One of limitation or liberation; one of poverty or prosperity; one of stress or success? The choice is yours…to make it a mediocre or magnificent life! – Harriet Tubman Wright

If you’ve not set or clarified your intentions for 2019 or you want to transform your life from mediocre to magnificent, and are open to support, I’m happy to work with you one-to-one or as part of a Seeding Intentions Group, during the week of January 14. Please sign-up now for a Seeding Success Session at: https://wrightresort.simplybook.me/ and we can determine what’s most suitable to launch your success with faith, enthusiasm, clarity and commitment!

Peace and Blessings,
Harriet

 

The Magic of Silence and Stillness Countering the Madness, Settling into Center

What’s all the rushing, hustling, shopping about…the addiction of commercialism and materialism that leads to hoarding and debting?

Ah, the holiday season—from Halloween Trick or Treat to Thanksgiving indulgences; Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Tuesday Giving, Christmas and the-day-after Christmas sales. Even as I write this, I feel exhausted and choose to take deep slow inhalations and exhalations to re-center myself.

For some people it’s quite an effort to remember/resurrect the true meaning of the Holy Days, the Season of Advent. It is indeed a deeply transformational time. It is noted that:

Halloween or All Hallows Eve means All Holy Evening. This is followed by All Saints Day and All Souls Day when the portal between the physical and non-physical is open and there is heightened communion with the ancestors. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is also celebrated by Latinx communities during this time.

In the Northern Hemisphere, we experience more darkness, as the nights become longer.

During ancient times, many cultures held festivities and various rituals honoring the light. For example, Hanukkah, also called the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorates victory over oppression and rededicating their Temple in Jerusalem. With a small amount of oil, the first candle was lit, and remained lit for eight days—a true demonstration of faith and devotion.

The Winter Solstice occurs o/a December 21. It is the longest night or shortest day, also considered the first day of Winter. Many cultures celebrate the Solstice which is associated with the return of the light or rebirth.

Christmas or Christ-Mass traditionally honored the coming of the Messiah. It is said that early church leaders melded the celebration of Jesus’ nativity with pre-existing Pagan midwinter festivals.

Kwanzaa, or First Fruits is an African American tradition that celebrates 7 principles of cultural wholeness. Family and friends gather and each night a candle is lit to recognize the principle of the day, usually followed by discussion and a sumptuous pot-luck meal.

I’m grateful to be aware and reminded of the true meaning of this Holy Season. Is it any wonder that some people feel cognitive dissonance between the mania of commercialism, high levels of stress, physical and mental exhaustion, contrasted with an inward focus of stillness and silence? To be in sync with the natural world in Winter when nature is more dormant and many animals migrate or hibernate, means that this is a potent time for release and rest, reflection and renewal…the time for rebirthing, to be born anew, welcoming the New Year.

  • In what way can you create more balance and harmony?
  • What must you release emotionally and materially?
  • How are you resting and renewing yourself physically, mentally and spiritually?
  • Who and what are you birthing or bringing into manifestation?
  • How are you choosing to shine your light?
  • In what way will you embrace the New Year?

On Another Note:

To be fully tuned into my heart and soul, and more fully aligned with Spirit, I’m essentially off-line until December 21, the Winter Solstice. I look forward to reconnecting with you during the transition from 2018 to the New Year!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing during this Holy Season.

 

Peace,
Harriet

 

 

YOUR SOUL SAFARI TO SUCCESS