The Power of Authenticity


To begin, what is authenticity?

The Merriam Webster dictionary, has several meanings for the word authenticity. However, I have chosen to use the two below.

~ ” Not false or imitation, real or actual.

~ “True to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.”

Further explained, authenticity implies that one is comfortable in their own skin. They know they are enough, and they believe they have enough for themselves.

One thing I have realized is how the egoistical mind presents fear in our minds, that when given attention to, renders us afraid of ourselves. We start doubting ourselves. We create and cement delusional, unsupported conclusions that we are not good enough; we can’t shine as we are; we need to be like other people; we need to copy what other people are doing, or being, and then behave likewise. However, we forget the power of authenticity. There are many benefits of being authentic, including the following:

  1. Self-confidence: You know that you don’t have to try so hard to be someone else and this gives you the confidence to be you.
  2. Emotional wellness: You are less stressed because you are not trying to keep up with what other people are doing, or being. You are okay as you are, and only seek to improve yourself.
  3. Originality: Being original is attractive and beautiful. It presents a fresh, unique perspective on life. People tend to be more drawn to you.
  4. Creativity: It is easier to be more creative when you are true to yourself.
  5. A chance to attract authentic relationships: Since you attract who you are, there is certainty that you will attract more authentic people, who will also accept you as you are.
  6. Success: If you are in business and doing you, chances are that you will succeed because you won’t be trying to steal other people’s ideas. And even when you get ideas from other business people, you include your own spin because you know that you are an important ingredient in your business strategies. You don’t wanna leave your uniqueness out of anything you offer.

“Being authentic is positioning yourself on a powerful and strong foundation to rule your world.” ~ Dr. Jacent Mpalyenkana-Murray, PHD. MBA

Being authentic means being free of the fear of being yourself. And even when you are afraid, you don’t let the fear stop you. The good news is that we are all created with inner abundant inexhaustible resources designed to support us in all our endeavors. Even when we feel less of who we are, or afraid to be who we authentically are, we are still enough. We have wonderful powers such as, the power of choice, attention, focus, dedication, perseverance, gratitude, influence, belief, love–to mention but a few. All we have to do is let go of whatever is shadowing our inner resources. We have to let go of fear, doubt, negative memories, and the like. We have to use our power of attention on ourselves. We have to believe that we are enough, regardless of what we have experienced.

Now, are you less of this fear? Are you authentic in all your endeavors? If not, what is preventing you?

In my book, Power-Prayers For personal freedom, you will get to command your subconscious mind to release all negative prompters that bind you to your self-inflicted imprisonment.

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Do You Trust Your Thoughts, or Yourself?


It is easy to consider all our thoughts as our friends, because we have been with them for so long. However, much as some of these thoughts are either positive guides, creative ideas or progressing memories, there are others that appear in our consciousnesses with intent to bring us down.

The question is, how do you know which thoughts to trust? Some thoughts might be negative but guiding. How would you differentiate between thoughts that are positive and those that are disempowering? Furthermore, do you really need thoughts to survive? How often do you take action that is being guided by thoughts? To simplify, do you ever think about something at the very moment you are doing it? For the most part, you might be doing something and thinking about something else–the past or the future. For example, do you ever drive, if you drive, thinking, “Oh now I am stepping on my breaks. Now I am engaging another gear. Now, I am stopping….etc..” You get the point.

Note that our actions are retrieved from our memories. Our behaviors are retrieved from our subconscious minds. The conscious mind, which is also the doorway to thoughts is used to experience and express whatever is already in the subconscious. So, you realize that your consciousness doesn’t really require you to think, because you already have the programs and memories you need to operate. And if you need to replace these programs, this is when you think of new ways to improve them. This also implies that you don’t need to think to live. But you need to be alive in order to think. You don’t need to think to be. But you need to be in order to think. You don’t need to think to be conscious. But you need to be conscious in order to think. So, you come before your thoughts. Your thoughts can’t exist without you: meaning that you are superior.

Do you know that you even if you felt stuck and didn’t know what to do, you wouldn’t really need to think about it? The more peaceful way is to be thoughtless, empty, which is when your inner guidance will reveal your next course of action. And although this might come in a form of a thought, it will have an energy of purposefulness and inspiration about it.

Going back to the question in the title; Do you trust your thoughts or yourself? My conclusion is, I trust myself first, then my thoughts. What are your views?

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Do You Really Have Free-will?


“Do we really have free-will?” That was one of the questions we had to answer in my Metaphysics PhD, class. Exciting question, isn’t it?

I began my presentation for the above question, by firmly opposing the notion that we have free will. “No we don’t have free-will.” I urged. “Prove it” responded the professor. I mumbled my way through the discussion and guess what? I failed. The professor directed me back to the notes he had given us regarding the subject, which proposed that we had free-will. In order to pass the paper, I had to borrow his concepts, build on them and then submit the paper. And although I was never convinced by his supporting evidence that we, in our limited expression as humans, have free-will, I surrendered to his will, because I wanted to pass my examinations and get going with my life.

Free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion.

The above definition illustrates that free-will is the power to act on one’s own discretion. However, do you really always act on your own discretion?

To elaborate on this argument further, ask, what is discretion?

Discretion is the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.

Do you have the freedom to decide what you should do, how you should act, think or behave? Isn’t it true that sometimes you make decisions, not because you are free to make those particular decisions but because your options are limited. Are your decisions authentic to you? How many times have you bought something and later realized that you didn’t really need it? Have you ever wondered how you made the decision? Do you really think that your free-will to buy the item was pure and authentic to you?

Over the years, it is has dawned on me that we don’t necessarily have “free-will,” in our limited expressions as humans. Our will is not our own. It is for our identities and personalities–also founded on our programming. We will, and act not based on our authentic selves but on all the programing that we have accepted as our truth. Other times, we submit to the will of others because that’s one way that we could get what we want. (Refer to the story in this article. I had to submit to the will of my professor in order to pass the paper. Therefore, my free will intimidated by an external factor.)

Therefore, I have concluded that the only true free will we have, is the will of God. Due to the fact that God is a constant, never changing or changeable, nothing can corrupt or influence his will, except when we choose to live by our limited will. Yes, God gave us free-will but the only way we can really purify it, is to let it dissolve and be consumed by the will of God.

I am posing the same question to you: What are your thoughts on free-will? Do you have free-will? Is your free-will authentic and pure to you? Do you always act in congruent with what you really need…what will elevate your wellbeing or improve your life? What does free-will mean to you?

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How Does Your Name Impact Your Experiences?


“All definitions confine the defined, to themselves.”

This quotation implies that things are confined to what they are defined to be. For instance, money is a term used to define coins and bank notes that reflect on the value they hold. If these coins and bank notes were termed differently, the term would reflect the same projection. This also implies that every definition, term or name, has a vibration or hidden indication behind it.

I have a brother named Lucky. And Lucky, is extremely Lucky. You get the point, right.

The questions are; what is your name? What does it mean? How did they come up with that name? Where did it come from? Do you know how it impacts your life?

Note that every time your name is called, it decrees the vibration and meaning behind it. If your name is say, Diamond, believe it that every time someone calls your name, they affirm that you are a diamond whether they know it or not. Names, just like definitions, are affirmations. Names have hidden powerful indications and reflections of something more mysterious and deeper than the names themselves.

Think about the name, Jesus. Everyone knows that it has power. And this is because of who owned it, how he lived his life and what his life meant to the world.

Therefore, it is important to cleanse your name of all negativity in whatever form it might exist, so that it doesn’t affect your life.

In my book, Power-Prayers For Personal Freedom From all Bondage, among other prayers, you will pray to cleanse and purify your name.

Check out the book and get your copy today. Note that commitment is power. So, commit to free yourself from all bondage. And sometimes, it is as simple as praying—and of course with faith.

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The Power of Discipline and How to Use it to Achieve Your Goals


There are several interpretations of the word, discipline. But the discipline, I am referring to could mean one, or all of the definitions below.

~ Orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior

~ Self control

Discipline, can also be practiced in two conflicting ways. One way, is when we get so disciplined to focus on what we don’t want, what’s not working, what’s wrong, what went wrong, or what could go wrong. We get our minds to focus on the opposite of what we want.

The second way, is when we get so disciplined to focus on what we want, what we have, what we are grateful for, what’s working and what’s good in our lives.

It is easier said than done to focus on what you want when what you don’t want continues to show up in your experiences. But you have what it takes, which is your discipline, and your attention, to focus on what you have or want.

The mind has a way of convincing us that it is important to focus on what’s wrong because that’s the only way that we can rectify it. But, this is just a delusional conviction. We have to consistently remind ourselves that we are not our thoughts. We are not our minds. And we can use them to do as we please. We have to remember that we are in charge, and that nothing we own should attempt to deceive us that it is greater than us. We also have to remember that even when problems or challenges appear in our lives, they came. And what comes must go. We are still supreme. We are, before anything else is, in our world.

~ As this year begins, it is vital to ask ourselves how we’ve been using our discipline.

~ Are we using 100% of our discipline to focus on what’s positive in our lives?

~ Are we doing everything we can to move from where we are to where we want to be?

~ Are we disciplined enough to examine our thinking patterns?

~ Are we really FREE to choose what to focus on?

~ Are we disciplined enough to know that our personal relationships with God within us, are the most important relationships in creation?

In the interim, I wish you all a happy New Year, 2021. May God, Creator of this universe continue reminding us that we are, because “He” is. And that “He” is all there is.

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Note: Kindle version is ready, and the paperback is alive on Amazon, with the publishing basics still worked on.

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