I entered my office this morning to do some academic cleaning between classes and noticed Greene’s book on the corner of my desk along with some of my other best reads. The book vibrant in color or shall I say scholarly in presence is deep orange and royal blue.  Its a wonderful read full of power, philosophies, knowledge based etiquette, motivation, and certainties. As I began to shuffle papers and folder categorize old research papers on my desktop my intuition told me to open the book and draw upon its lawful influences from the first observed page my fingers rested upon. So I found myself on (pg. 282) law 34, where the message is quite profound as it relates to observational judgement. Law 34, states in its address to the concept of judgement. ” the way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated: In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you. For a King/Queen respects his/her self and inspires the same sentiment in others. By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown” (Robert Greene, 1998).
This book remains at the corner of my desk as it helps to keep me focused on my own aspirations and it serves a dual purpose in my connection to you.  To summarize Greene’s passage, Live your life with passion and royally. Make your mark on the world or your position in life as the younger generation posits on fleek.  Allow the spirit of reverence to catapult you into your most cherished dream. Find a scholarly reference guide to encourage and support your aspirations and if you happen upon this favorite (The 48 Laws of Power ) allow the energy of the principles to galvanize your next agenda. Remember to never tilt your crown, hold your head up high and may the highest arch of its design always point towards the heavens so your abundantly blessed.
Be your Greatest self, Taylor

Interest Vs. Commitment

Live your life Regardless of what people think. If you think your passions are worth your commitment then others will follow your lead. If you falter in your values and beliefs than others will see weakness in your commitment and judge it less than worthy of your desire. Be stoic, be patient, be loyal, trust in yourself, and the universe will strengthen while guiding your objectives. 

Dare to be, Namaste! 


Creation and the Evolution to Death

images (3)The energies of Life start and finish between the concepts of life and death. We come into this world born to die. To be truthful we didn’t come into this world to stay. That was not a part of God’s creative plan. We enter the world through a painful, stressful yet euphoric physical and emotional means of delivery out of the womb.  We are freed from our protective amniotic sacs of development into surroundings that are familiarized through the intrinsic relationships shared between a mother and child.  It is from this intrinsic bond past birth that we are shaped into individuals throughout our formative years and well into adulthood. As we transition through our life span trajectories there will be narratives of accomplishments and personal losses that come with maturity and the passing of time. However, some of those chronicles will be easier told than others. Life comes with several nirvanic events just as it draws into existence some unknowable circumstance like the hour, day or year that we leave our earthly bodies behind.
The creator of life doesn’t explain why tragic events happen, personal, professional losses, or why death comes knocking at our doors. What he does translate spiritually among the living is a grace of discernment. An understanding of conscientiousness that inspires your thoughts and actions. This spirit of  blessedness protects and safeguards your emotional well-being that transcends all twist of fate. Living under the authority of God’s purpose  infers that you do the best you can live courageously and righteously for we will Never know when our time has come and the consciousness of life cease to exists. We are blessed to have known life and because of that magnificent gift we should make sure that the gateway to heaven is opened to us. You have a responsibility to the creator of your life and to all that you love. To teach humility, love, purpose, and most of all servitude. Allow these values to guide your every footstep along your life paths into fulfillment.  For in the end its all about the sacrifices you made and being a good servant. It’s your way of giving back so the doors to eternal life are graciously secured to you, and a trickle down effect might protect the generational legacies you leave upon this earth. 
Be Well Humanity, Namaste 

Metamorphosis ( A Change in Being)

Most people when they hear the word metamorphosis they immediately define the term  with one of earth’s  simpler life sources. They expound the definition by  referencing a stage of transformation where Caterpillar larva evolves from their cocooned state of existence and the birth of mature life unfolds into a beautiful butterfly. That’s metamorphism. The transformation stage in life where the origin of life in both anatomical and conscious levels of awareness empower and actualize all forms of life. When we apply this single concept of metamorphoses to human nature, B. F. Skinner theorized that all organism develop through a process of positive or negative reinforcement as we encounter life’s experiences. Those experiences are stimuli or shall we say learning catalysts on the road to actualization. Stimuli provide the underlying theory to all learning, adaptation, and transformation. It is through this acquisition of knowledge that we morph our unique abilities and personas into instrumental individuals of conscience. 

Every day I encounter individuals en-wrapping or cocooning themselves. Searching for the righteousness of their hearts, while some look to rewrite their sullied pasts. We all have shortcomings and fall short of perfection its a truism that exist in every individual. Each day that life provides extension we have the power to reinvent ourselves; to strive for balance and harmony in our lives. To correct the flaws of our being, while embracing the courage to strengthen our lives for a greater utility. That utility is your life’s purpose. When we understand that life is better in its simpler form we gain worldly perceptions free from disillusionment’s of people, places, or things. It is from this lucidity of learning that active catalyst are reinforced into our psyche. These behavioral patterns influence and stimulate our self-concepts, self-identities, and  our paths to self- actualization. 

When we self-nurture, we are metamorphosed into confident, aspiring, successful individuals. When we self-neglect, we will eventually self-destruct. The power of self-introspection shadows our thoughts and perceptions. The shadow of our existence lingers over all our practices. It’s there when we are meditating, jogging, working, educating, painting or belly dancing. When the light of your metamorphoses begins to illuminate within encourage it, nurture it, and protect it. Protect whatever vice you choose to support enlightenment. Life is about learning, growing, evolving. Learn to be present in your lives; to be fully aware when the catalyst of your conscience turns the key in your soul and begins the transformation of your life. Remember, to always live, breathe, and speak in authentic truth, it will aid in your quest to defining you. 

Namaste, Taylor

Endangered Species “Hands up Don’t Shoot”

The non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri has created a national call to conscience that is echoing across multiple cites in our nations. As citizens are taking to the streets in support of Michael Browns family the systematic assaults and murdering of African Americans must stop. On the night of the announcement it was reported 12 plus buildings were torched, businesses were looted, protesters were tear gassed, and 80 arrests were conducted because of America’s caste legal system that operates within the implicit boundaries of separatism and the oppression of minority’s. These reactions were explosive due to the constant abuses of peace officers in this nation. As I watch and observe the divisive argument that is fueled by prejudicial stereotypes and racial disharmony it saddens me. With sadness comes pain and through pain I hope will come truth. Dr. King postulated in his revered I Have a Dream Sermon, “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children. We can never be satisfied as long as the African American is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality” (August, 1963). Nonviolence is the only way to approach bigotry, prejudice, separatism, and ignorance. Hear me when I say racial sensitivity is not the collective proposition of your lawmakers however its your duty to dismantle the disparaging perceptions of others. Don’t be fooled by the media attention to the plight unless the world takes action and underpins new legislation the Michael Brown Bill ( personal video cams on peace officers) will you begin to see a change. You wanna know why, because , when the eyes of the world are upon you the pendulum will always swing in your favor. The need for prosecuting officials to disguise their tracks through manipulated grand juries will no longer be a feature to hide their murderous acts and there pursuits to dehumanizing people of color.
Namaste, Taylor
(Retired Peace Officer)



Stable Dispositons

I’ve been away for a little while however I’ve carried all of you that follow me in my heart. So I greet you today, Namaste, my friends, I hope peace and blessings have been at your side in my absence. Have you been conscientious in your behaviors and your actions? Have you opened your heart and befriended another. I trust that you all have been gifting love without a doubt. Let’s do some catching up. It has been an exciting summer and fall. I’ve tackled every subject under the sun in graduate psychology, and I’m proud to say it’s off to doctoral studies in 2015. I hope that you all have made significant accomplishments. There has been an overwhelming surge of cognitive dissonance in my peers, and I guess I’m the girl of compassionate wisdom. The philosopher of logic, spiritual teaching, and the enhancer of self-identities. I’ve become the person one seeks when things have become so inconsistent that the need for cognitive (stable dispositions) re-adjustments and behaviors have now become my forte. I’m appreciative of those who seek my discretionary abilities. Today we address the issue of cognitive dissonance from theorist Festinger, L., (1957), and I hope from you understanding the concept you can apply some consistency to your lives. Cognitive dissonance is a mental representation of internal conflict (disharmony) that arises from contradictions in beliefs, values, morals, judgments, behaviors and attitudes. Whoa, that was a mouthful. When dissonance occurs, individuals are faced with a spectrum (happiness, sadness, anger, anxiety, fear, apprehension etc.) of emotions that are situational. How do we self-balance again when we are spiritual conflicted? You find a place where you can mentally decompress and begin to assert yourself again from a psychological state that is balanced and consistent (harmonious) in thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. We all suffer at times from unharmonious affairs of the mind however everything is fixable when you believe in yourself and have faith in the power of restoration. Our lives are complex and finding cognitive consonance in your worries will not surface overnight. However, placing it into God’s hands will give you peace in the midst of your troubles that will allow you to assess the dilemmas critically before you and move you to an inspired discernment.
Be at Peace & Cognitive Consonance
Namaste Taylor


The Goodness in Monday Mornings

Every Monday God says begin again
Every Monday God breathes life, harmony and balance into your core
Every Monday God awakens you to a higher purpose
Listen as he whispers them into your soul
Every Monday God reminds you to be humble, merciful, and kind
Every Monday God renews your faith
giving you the strength to endure trials and tribulations
Every Monday God refuels your temple
asking for nothing in return except your love
Every Monday God forgives your sins and merely asks for repentence
Every Monday God reminds you that your gifted, blessed, beautiful, and
Every Monday God kisses your heart and says remember me
for I am with you always
Every Monday say thank you Lord !

Real Talk 101

20140406-111017.jpgPeople will fail you every time and you may even fail yourself at times. However every day present an avenue of redemption and an optimistic change of course. Therefore the key to constant evolution and the navigation of personal flux is to keep your eyes on the objectives and to be 2 steps in front of the oppositions. Life is about strategical balance. Remember  to keep your hearts open to creative inspiration and your mind filled with knowledge and new-found wisdom. Be drama free like the wind, patient like the earth, and nourishing like water. This is how we sustain the grace of life God has given us. Empower yourself and others with your touch mentally, physically, emotionally or through the blessing of all three.

Namaste Taylor😉

First Impressions Lasting Perceptions

As we navigate throughout our personal and professional objectives remember you are always being observed. Negativity arises when we are careless in our awareness and the manner in which we articulate our desires and concerns. Although the world moves at its own pace you have the power to control your perceptions and behavior. Humbly shine within the light of grace and goodness. For you can never control how you are perceived but you can always deliver your Best !
Be good to yourself and your image

The Literary Mother of Poetic Grace 1928-2014

I awaken to sadness but realize the gift that blessed my life with her poetic eloquence and wisdom has entered the kingdom of the exalted. Although she has transcended the flesh into the spiritual world of universal life her words of sincerity, empowerment and inspiration will live within the consciousness of the blood that sustain life through our hearts. God has retrieved his angel of divinity she will spread her wings to protect, guide and ultimately bless us. You are my source of literary inspiration, I know why the caged bird sang and what it means to stand gracefully and humbly Phenomenal and a Woman
Until we meet again! Dove
Well done servant of God your free.