You are………………..

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Stop playing small!  (Yes that is for me but it is also for those of you, you know who you are, who are going through the same thing),

Today, as I continue to follow a “plan” for myself to begin writing again and completing the 40 Days program, I realize that I truly am more powerful than I think I am.  In the past week I have had some wonderful realizations and received some validation regarding my past thinking.

I read the quote above and realized that I too, sometimes we play small or hide in the shadows out of fear of how I will be seen or what others think of me or my beliefs.  All week i have been saying “F*** it” and moving forward with whatever it is that I need to do for myself.  As a mother and a wife, I have a tendency to give, give and give.  Just a few moments of self-love works wonders!

Discovery of self is powerful but we will not come to these realizations running around in circles and being tied to technology.  When we take th time to go within and give ourselves SELF LOVE first (meditation, writing in a journal about our feelings, creative endeavors, nice bubble baths with nice music.. etc) the monkey mind will keep us very, very busy.

Fear steals so much from us but we cannot see this while in that state.  Step out of the shadows and tell fear to just plain, GO TO HELL!  Move beyond fear and JUST DO IT ANYWAY!

I am welcoming my creativity back and have a few things cookin’ on the creative stove!  I AM THAT I AM!

Still I Rise – by Maya Angelou


Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.   ~ Maya Angelou

The Decree of Abundance aka The Abundance Prayer

This week I am sharing a beautiful video of the Decree of Abundance written by Maureen Moss or as some call it, The Abundance Prayer.

I have included the video and the “altered” prayer as it is written by Simona Rich of Know Yourself and Grow is below the video.  Watch the video as many times as you like.  You may view this prayer daily to assist you in achieving your dreams and goals . As you watch it, say the words mentally or aloud and just enjoy the video and release all expectations both positive and negative and allow whatever shows up in your life.  It is only 3 minutes long, so open to this prayer and allow your heart mind to accept the reality of it and believe it is working for you !!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Namaste’

Please feel free to leave a comment and thanks for stopping by!

Abundance Prayer

From The Light of God that We Are.

From The Love of God that We Are.

From The Power of God that We Are.

From The Heart of God that We Are.

Lets Decree-

We dwell in the midst of Infinite Abundance. The Abundance of God is our Infinite Source.

The River of Life never stops flowing. It flows through us into lavish expression. Good comes to us through unexpected avenues and God works in a myriad of ways to bless us.

We now open our minds to receive our good. Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to have happen. With God as our Source, Nothing amazes us.

We are not burdened by thoughts of past or future. One is gone. The other is yet to come.

By the power of our belief, coupled with our purposeful, fearless actions and our deep rapport with God, our future is created and our abundance made manifest.

We ask and accept that We are lifted in this and every moment into Higher Truth. Our minds are quiet.

From this day forward We give freely and fearlessly into life and Life gives back to us with magnificent increase. Blessings come in expected and unexpected ways. God provides for us in wondrous ways for the work that we do.

I AM indeed grateful. 

For even greater effectiveness of the prayer Simona changed some of the words.  Change the I into We, so that all would benefit from this energy release in the form of word. What you wish to others will be given to you. If you want to stick with the original player, simply replace We are with I am and We with I, and instead of “Lets decree” say “I decree”.

(Credits:Writer Maureen Moss and Simona Rich for posting this prayer on her website as well as the original author who unfortunately is unknown.  YouTube vid posted from channel Grow In Abundance)

40 Day Challenge ~ Just do it already!

The Abundance Book

I created this blog 3 years ago in the hopes to put my journey of growth and learning in writing and I have to confess, I failed.  I have decided to give this another try and make myself more accountable to my own words and dreams.  I have come a long way in the past 3 years and although it’s not recorded, its been one hell of a ride! I say that in jest because I have a good live, my family supports my dreams and I am very, very grateful for who I have become.  I have decided to get more organized, come up with new topics to write about and just be plain old MOTIVATED!  As I get back to blogging, I have decided to challenge myself to develop or at least “re-develop/strengthen” a habit.

My first challenge is to re-work my LOA mindset.  I chose LOA (Law of Attraction) as my challenge because this is something that has not only been an interest of mine but I know for a fact that what we focus on the most is what we attract into our lives.

Like attracts like, right?

A few years ago I did this same type of challenge with some friends of mine as a group.  Needless to say, our group grew and others participated at different times and it was later done as an E-Course.  We all gained something from the challenge via our sharing of the experiences and we also made new friends along the way.

How I will do my 40 Day Challenge

Growth Comes ~ 40 Days to Abundance and Prosperity Healing

Start date 10/18/2015  End date 11/27/2015

If I have the numbers correct, the dates should add up to 40 days.  If I miss a day…I will have to start over 😦

Items needed:


  • Read the daily passage each morning
  • Take at least 10-15 minutes each morning and evening to practice using the tools in the book
  • Create daily goals
  • List at least 3 things for which I am grateful
  • Make a list daily of what i am grateful for

It is my hope that you will decide to join me with your own challenge and we can encourage each other and link up. I need the challenge so that I am accountable as well as getting into a habit of doing something daily other than working my 9-5 job and collapsing at the end of the day!

Writing is a new thing for me so bear with me and please know that I am trying to “get back in the groove”.  If you have any comments or something you would like to hear about, please leave a comment.  If you enjoy this article, please click the follow button 🙂

Please do join me with your own challenge over the next 40 days, I would love to hear from you!

Taking it one day at a time for the next 40 Days….. Rosalind

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Repost from Blogger~ Classic with a Pop: An Unexpected Encounter

While researching my family name origin today, I came across this lovely post on Blogger.

Thank you to Casey Ferri @ for this post about a beautiful old church in Sumter, SC area The Brick Church Salem Black River Church.  Judge McFadden may not be a relative but some of my ancestors may have been “attendees” at this church as slaves of some of the members.  This area is where my ancestor came to when he left the Charleston area as a child following the Confederate army.  There are lots of missing pieces for my family and we gather them as we can.

Thanks again Casey for this lovely article.  You can read the article here:  Classic with a Pop: An Unexpected Encounter

*My family name is: MCFADDEN

Coming Soon: Rosalind’s Garden Series

quotes-motivation8I decided to start a series of “things” to think about along with some tools for growth over the next few weeks.  If this goes as planned I can actually make this into a serious “series”.

Possible topics:

  • Mindfulness
  • Tools to “create”your day
  • Gratitude
  • How to stay grounded when everything is going wrong
  • Manifesting
  • Meditation
  • Developing a routine for development

I hope you will join me!