Twenty Twenty Two, Here I Am!

2022, I plan to continue living a resilient life, acting on acts of kindness and a daily gentle reminder of all the reasons to be grateful. I will be aware of my presence, follow my heart and listen to what my heart desires with healthy boundaries. I will do my best to be my best and continue to make room in my day to day consciousness to do better in all aspects.

If I can accomplish the slightest in all those areas then I’m doing okay. Oh yes, and to remember to be gentle to myself and if I stray away from my goals, my vision for myself? … well…I will get back on track and persue the plan to manifest the day to day purposeful life as best I can.

I will remember, my very existence is the precious deal! Fortune to be given the ticket to walk this earth! I will continue to make the best of it! I value change and the opportunity to make change and know it’s inevitable and that’s okay because Twenty Twenty Two, here I am!

Eva you got this!

With love

Saying goodbye is hard to do

The family together having our last precious moments with mom… Our beautiful, soulful, unconditional loving compassionate mother, grandmother & great grandmother and friend! Taking turns saying our goodbyes, each having their very own special relationship with mom, having to say goodbye and thanking her for everything she has done for us. She made us all so strong! She built an army of resilient loved ones!

We honour you mom for your incredible perseverance to live despite all the challenges and barriers; you pushed them all aside and climbed over those walls to continue your journey on the earth without a second thought. You never gave up, your spirit is strong and mighty! You are my superwomen!

Mom, we are all here for you, don’t worry about anything, don’t worry mom, everything will be okay, we are okay.

I pray to all your angel protectors to be by your side to guide you…in peace🙏

I love you forever mom, I love you for always, as long as I’m living my soul mother you’ll be.

Love, your daughter eva

Among us Women-Entre Nous Femmes

The History

Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society was founded in 1984 by three women who wanted to make life better for themselves and for other single mothers and their children.

The founders believed that providing safe and affordable housing was the first step in creating positive futures for families. ENF is one of the first housing development organizations created and led by women in Canada and has a proud tradition of naming our buildings after the grandmothers of our founders.

We continue to honor our legacy of inclusiveness, hope, determination, and social justice as passed down from the grandmothers through the creation of affordable, diverse and healthy communities for families, single parents and seniors in the lower mainland.

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26 years I’ve lived here. I raised two daughters and raise my granddaughter here. This is me, this is where I live, and here is where my memories and the history of my family lives. My soul is rooted here. How can you take that away from me? How do I tell my kids and my grandkids that I will be moving and I don’t know where I’m going and I have to move all the archives of my life from the walls, the pencil marks of their growth chart, the life I built here in and all its treasures secured in all the nooks and crannies of my home with precious family memoirs firmly attached to the spirit of my beautiful home. Even the tree growing outside my balcony is a part of me and the heritage of this building. In addition, the love for my neighbours, always there for me, I’m always there for them. We take care of each other, we help each other and we want to grow old with each other. This community within Alma Blackwell is one of a kind and it resonates such beautiful energy where we are all doing our very best to live and raise our children and better ourselves for a brighter future. Here is where I live. We live here!

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Step out the comfort zone and watch the magic happen and learn!

Mom just wondered “what mistakes didn’t I make? After all we all learn from our mistakes. We certainly learn from the ones we did make …well what about the ones we didn’t make…? So we just don’t know what we don’t know! Maybe just maybe there was more to know in this lifetime, what have I missed out on?

My Mom, fighting life with Multiple Myeloma and yet continuous to contemplate profound questions. Gives us all something to think about.

Secrets

It’s taken me two years to post this. I kept it in draft all this time ignoring it. I now feel it’s a safe space among us bloggers and readers to post. There is nothing to hide.

I was standing at a bus stop holding my face up to the sun thinking about current relations in my life when suddenly I realized just how many events and experiences in my life have been kept a secret! How many relationships held a secret in one way or another. I was standing there just floored by the sudden thought… the pattern just never occurred to me.

Especially men, my fathers violence towards my mother, my suppressed marriage, my first new relationship after ending a 16 year marriage, and finally my new found love and discovering his addiction to alcohol that regrettably took his life 15 years ago.

Secrets kept are not healthy, when secrets are held within they will begin to simmer, then boil and gradually overflow or explode and thats when it becomes dangerous. There is resentment, grudges and hateful feelings not only to the significant other you are keeping the secret about but to your precious self as well. There will be damage. It’s destructive. You can’t stay boxed in holding on to the secret, because to suppress your feelings and not let your feelings be told only turns negative itself and creates a weakness. One way or another you will be affected. The positive side to this cause and effect is if you catch it in time you can rebel and reveal the truth, reconcile in time before there is too much damage done. You can break away from the solitude, it won’t be easy, their will be challenges but in the long run you will be set free!

Set yourself free!

I’m unlocking one more secret….after all secrets of love is not meant to be hidden only celebrated. I have to make a choice. I’m beginning to feel the freedom.

I am strong, I can do this.

I’m here.

love eva

What is a Vision Board

What does a Vision Board workshop look like?

To dream is a right, to vision is your right.

The 1st hour we will get together in a friendly, safe, respectful atmosphere and share our aspirations, dreams. family values and our passions. Once we collectively brainstormed and let go to dare to dream, our creative energy will begin to power through! The 2nd hour will involve actively cutting, creating, drawing and or writing out our dreams and aspirations with the tools of beautiful images and photos, slogans, powerful words and craft items such as stickers and miscellaneous artsy supplies. Together in the 3rd hour we will accomplish an empowering piece of work as we assemble them in the order of our likeness, in whatever way or fashion to take home so that it may remind us of our vision. The intentions is to strengthen communication and share a mutual outcome for ourselves and family. In the final hour we will share our findings, our insights and visions with each other for closure. We will walk away feeling the universe has just received our command and begin to feel ready to receive!

Best of all, there will be a sense of completion, this feeling will stir you in the right direction.

Get ready, You will be inspired!

Love eva

My Mantra

I am powerful, I am peace, I am patient, I am healthy, I make a difference, I am grateful, I trust in you, I trust in me, I choose love, I am love, I am happy.

Thank you for today’s opportunities,

Thank you for this day about to begin and provide me with new and higher insights.

Create your mantra, write it, snip it, glue it, post it so you can look at it daily. May it remind you of want you want, desire, deserve and trust.

Since I made this last vision board for myself, many life changes have happened. I’m now planning my next one. Each time I create, it opens more paths for me to follow or pursue or contemplate. It’s not always an easy road to my new ventures and endeavours but certainly humbling.

Each time I create I feel more and more significant and believe I have a mission to follow my vocation and contribute to helping people and lead myself and others to develop a better world, a better life.

Each vision board I create I wake up to a new perspective. This is the spiritual growth I anticipate. I know now and convinced the universe does have my back! (Thank you Gabriel Bernstein for your recent book). I’m moving forward now with higher insights. A new vision board in the making! A shift is about to happen!

May you feel the universe tug at your spirit and discover your peace and path to enlightenment.

Love eva

Goal Settings

What’s your goal?

Do you have a one year plan, a two or five year plan? Do you know what you want to accomplish today, by the end of the week or month, year?

Creating a vision or an image to focus on is helpful. The vision of your choice reminds you of what you want, what you desire and all your must do. It’s not about materialism, it is about dreams and dreams feel good because they do come true. We want to feel good don’t we? You have every right to your dreams. You have the right to be happy! Believe it!

Do you love someone and want to sustain your love for each other? Do you want realistic windows of opportunities for a better life for you, for your family and future?

What does your vision look like? What colors do you see? What surrounds your vision and who is there? Which words would you use, what do the words mean to you? Do they speak to you, is it meaningful?

It makes you smile, right?

Set your goals, take the time, it’s your time. Collect your images and words and colours. Because not only is it’s your time… it’s your personal vision and only your life to cultivate. Nurture it!

You will be surprised at what comes together.

The photos are of a recent community group. We really didn’t have very much time for our boards but the sharing was beautiful. I encouraged to take their boards home and continue building on it if they felt the need to do so.

Each person shared their passion with stars in their eyes and energy and I can see before my very eyes their power come alive! Let your light shine!

love eva

A Dream It Was

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Your Sunset

A dream it was…or maybe not

For I was sure….at least…I thought?

Do not despair shall have no fear, this dream of love is truly dear.

It will not fade, it will not run, this love abides, itself the sun!

Deep down within I realize, my love for you so grand a size!

I must be off to tell thou so ” I love you dear! …oh god, please no.

Indeed it was a dream I feared, for now I wake…you’ve disappeared….

By eva aboud

1982 in memory of a friend reunited 26 years later… may you rest in peace.

Thank you for helping me believe in my own power.

I will never give up from believing in the manifestations of good.

You are not Forgotten

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You are in my heart mind and soul, you have not gone unforgotten, I carry your memory with me everyday, I think of you always, you were courageous, a soldier, a hero and a messenger to all of us connected to you. I remember you, I remember All of you.

It’s a good memory.

I will continue the fight, for your endeavours live within me and I will do my best to make the world a better place.

Thank you for being in my life. Thank you All for being my friend,

You are not forgotten. Not ever. Not one of you.

eva

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