The Future

Something special about today….felt strong and energized and empowered!

I came across this message and knew right away the power within can indeed manifest change. I feel Change coming on! A dream about to manifest!

How this came about? A quest for justice from the people I connected with today gave me a new inquiry into my spirit and provided an opportunity to re-link to my higher self. The connection provoked a deep contemplation about the innate power of mankind; more so, the power of women and our strength when we work together.

It’s that link that drives me to be better, to inquire, to dig deep and ask myself what more can I do?

What I can do is manifest my dreams to make positive change. Encourage others to the same.

I feel the change, and it starts with me.

love eva

My Vision For You

It took me longer than expected to find the words to reflect the value of my work. I wanted it to be as authentic as possible with images and phrases snipped out of magazine that resonates my desires and passion for you to reach a place of awakening.

At one point I overwhelmed myself with snips and I chuckled over my enthusiastic intent to say and deliver the many empowering messages. I did discover however that there was more that met my eye as I searched for those  messages because the activity itself guided me to a realm that impacted me profoundly. I became fixated on an energy that lifted me like a wave and came to a definite conclusion that my life’s work has just begun.

There is more for me to do and offer and grow from and I just can’t wait to discover it all. I am grateful to the stars for guiding me to a place of anticipation and excitement.

I wish the same for you.

love eva

Vision Board in the making

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Here I go, getting ready for another Vision Board Workshop

While I gather my supplies together at my kitchen table, I decided to update my own vision board. Yes, I will make one for myself to share with you, one that is more meaningful to me at this point of my life. A refresher!

My Vision……

First I list my values:  what is important to me, what moves me, inspires me? What am I passionate about?  What and who do I love and care about?

I value the strength of my family, the honor of witnessing the growth of a soul in my children, my loyal friends and my long lasting neighbours. I value my work and community; building capacity with families and newcomers.  I value our environment and securing it for a better future. I value you, my readers and hoping my words and insights can help and guide you in some way to a better, hopeful and stronger tomorrow.

I am passionate about empowering women from ages 1 to 100 and I care, truly care about peoples feelings and providing a glimmer of inner strength and power that awaits to be recognized and take hold of. My vision and dreams is to facilitate to the community, empowering vision workshops. This dream fulfills me and drives me to work harder.

But first, I got to get busy-lets see what happens.

Stay tuned!

Eva

Celebrate Women

To me it reflects a beautiful image of our power within. borrowed from social media-So beautiful, Thank you for sharing!

My message

Happy International Women’s Day!

I believe in the power of our voice and the power we hold within! We are the change and we make the difference! Women unite for we are the force of the future!

This is to all the women warriors in the family! To my beautiful daughters Amira and Karima and amazing granddaughter Nariah! Not to forget Nona, the Queen of Warriors ! My girl friends Corina, Carmen, Astarte. Jayne, Judith, my distant missed cousins and awesome neighbours and my super team of women I have the privilege to work with at my workplace!
May the Force be with you all,  always!

With Love Eva

 This image borrowed from social media-So beautiful, Thank you for sharing!

Women Kind

  This newspaper clipping saved from decades ago just about explains it all! It makes me think of just how Women are indeed one… yes, one of a kind! Mankind had us believing we are a separate entity from the whole, incomplete and lesser without the other half. But, we know that not only are we complete, all powerful, and perfect just as we are, we are also the new force and voice of our times!

A toast to all women and our independence! A toast to our voice! May we never be shutdown again! And a toast to the rest of the world that hears us, supports us and make way for us. There is a lot of work to be done and a mess to clean up, make room because here we are!!

Happy International Women’s Day Week!

Talking Stick

Raven Eagle Talking Stick carved by George Matllpi

My experience

The nature of the talking stick provides us the opportunity to speak from our hearts and mind. When used in a peace circle it provides the circle to process what is being said and be heard without judgement. It paces our time. When the stick is passed to you, it is only your words being spoken. With intent, your words are received with openness and provide a path to understanding. It’s a tool of communication to solve problems or to gather deeper insights in any situation.

The beauty of the talking stick is the golden moments of thought process we share with reflection, respect and consideration. While the collective sounds of our heartbeat paces our thoughts, we courageously find our voice to share in a peace circle without interruptions. It takes time, presence and mindfulness.

Each time I participated in a circle-surprising encounters of awareness occurs, resulting in a deeper sense of appreciation for humanity. This tradition is so valuable and vital to our ways of communication, if only we can use it more in our systems such as law, government, schools, mediation…did I mention gov’t?

I would like to share my gratitude to Dr. Evelyn Zellerer, founder of Peace of the Circle, for her graceful and impeccable directions and facilitation training on leading a peace circle at my work place, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. My experiences were always positive feelings of enlightenment and a sense of common ground.

The photo represents the talking stick given to me as a gift from a friend of mine named Rudy/George Matilpi (First Nations carver Kwakiutl from Alert Bay). It is depicting the Raven and majestic Eagle. I am grateful for his gift and I will use it in our future work with community.

I am honored.

With much love, gratitude, understanding, and friendship.

Eva

I would like to acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil  Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) first nations.

Valentine Mama’s

img_2907-1.jpgValentine Day is my favourite time of year, It’s an opportunity to share a piece of our heart in so many ways. May it be chocolates for the office or that one person we think about all the time. How about hugging our daughters and sons and lovely grandchildren which I cannot resist. Tell them they are perfect just the way they are, say I love you, say I care. It’s not too late. Our partners, friends, neighbours, sweethearts, and especially out Mama’s.  Just show love, one way or another it will be received for it is all we need!

I love you all, especially Mama!

hugs Eva xoxo

Just Dream It

I was looking for inspiration and spotted this coaster in the free room just when I needed it most. The more I think about those words the more it makes sense to me. I read it over and over again and I find myself concreting my dreams…feeling it as if it is my reality. It’s not hard to do and it feels right. You just have to allow it to feel real. Imagine your mind allowing yourself to dream to a point of no return, it feels awkward but eventually you feel this excitement and your stomach begin to have butterfly feelings. It is as if you can hardly stand the possibilities of your dream to actually come true! And, if it does, you know you can hardly sustain yourself from the happiness. Does this seem unrealistic?

Just ask yourself to choose between yes or no to your dreams…wouldn’t you prefer to say yes? Say Yes!

Why would we ask for less? Why not just dream it and know it’s ok to manifest it… and get ready for it!

Or do you prefer to just not dream it…because after all if you do, you are going to get pretty busy acting on it. If you dare to dream that is.

Super Women We Are!

Canadian You Tuber and vlogger, Lilly Singh known as IISuperwomanII is a great model for our youth that speaks and writes in her new book “How To Be A Bawse: A Guide To Conquering Life“. She talks about owning your own power, respecting and investing in yourself along with messages about staying true to yourself and not to change for anyone. Singh was in Vancouver back in April and I had the pleasure to see her show and was quite impressed! I was with my granddaughter Nariah and was proud to be part of her passion. The best part was the following day Nariah trekked out in the early morning determined to meet Singh at the book signing event at Chapters book store out at Metrotown and was fortunate enough to have her picture taken with Lilly Singh. A powerful moment of positive change for my granddaughter and powerful empowering messages for all the lovely young youth that follow IISuperwomanII.

Be the Bawse of YOU! I love it!