Open Your Doors

Open Your Doors

Open your doors…
…And keep those doors open…
That’s what my mentor, Dr. Afolabi Epega used to say. His Spirit follows me around everywhere I go, and that’s why I had to share some of his wisdom in my book, Meditations Across The King’s River.

Some Spirits never leave you alone. LoL!

 

Baba Epega

The photo of Baba in this newsletter was taken when he was a very young man. Baba was a scientist as well as a fifth generation Ifa priest. He taught me the science and the art of Ifa divination.
And he died way too soon…
But his legacy and wisdom lives on. When Baba talks about keeping your doors open, he’s talking about relationships and friendships.
Pay close attention. His message applies to you — it applies to all of us.
Baba strongly felt we should not cling to people who want to leave us. “Never fight to stay in an unproductive relationship or friendship,” he said. If someone close to you wants to leave for any reason, by all means let her or him go. That’s right! Open your doors.
Here’s the thing.
By opening your doors, you make room for a new blessing, or a new relationship or friendship to enter your life. Blessings can’t enter a closed door.
Look! I know it’s not easy to let people go. But sometimes you have to, in order to grow. Like you, I’ve had to say goodbye to some folks. In many cases, I still love and miss them.
It’s painful at times, to be honest…
But then Baba’s words come back to me with clarity and warmth, and I realize that learning how to move on is one of the most important life lessons we all have to learn.
I would love to hear about your experiences in letting go…
So write me and I’ll be sure to write back as soon as time permits.
Until we talk again. All my love to you and your family!
James Weeks
Author Meditations Across The King’s River
Set New Goals

Set New Goals

Greetings…

It’s time to set new goals…

That’s what my friend, Jewel Love, told me when we met for coffee in Oakland about two weeks ago.

Jewel is a therapist and the founder of Black Executive Men…

He’s also my accountability partner. We help each other stay on track professionally.

Jewel Love

When we met for coffee, I was reminding him that less than two years ago we were sharing our dreams. He was hoping to build his private practice as a therapist, and I was telling him about my plans for launching my book Meditations Across The King’s River.

Today, Jewel’s business is booming, and my book has arrived in many homes around the world. We are both grateful.

Near the end of the second chapter of my book, I share strategies that help keep me focused each day.

But since 2019 is here, I just wanted to share a tip on goal setting. You don’t necessarily have to set new goals, but you absolutely must decide what goals are most important to you and focus on them.

Having too many goals is just as unwise as having zero goals.

Since Jewel is a gifted therapist, I’ve asked him to share three tips for coping with depression and anxiety as you navigate through 2019. Here’s what he suggested:

Therapy: Don’t be afraid to seek therapy, says Jewel, who’s specialty is psychotherapy. If you’re struggling emotionally from current or past wounds, meeting with a gifted therapist can help you heal.

 

Have a Wellness Practice: Meditate, walk in nature, eat a balanced diet, and stay away from toxic people who leave you feeling drained. Pick a wellness practice that resonates with you, and commit to doing it at least three times a week.

 

Share Your Gifts With The World: “Many people are depressed because they’re not living in alignment with their purpose and higher calling,” says Jewel. “As you give your creative gifts away, it will likely lessen the load in your own soul.”

This is all for now. To get more wellness tips from Jewel Love, sign up for his FREE newsletter at Black Executive Men.

Please know I will be here to guide you through 2019. Feel free to inbox me and share your goals for the new year. As you know, I always write back.

On behalf of my family and elders in Africa, I wish you and your family a prosperous, healthy and happy new year.

Thanks for your support of my new book and for your well wishes over the years.  Here’s the link to get your copy of Meditations Across The King’s River

All my love,

James Weeks

Author Meditations Across The King’s River

P.S. Don’t forget to get your copy of  Meditations Across The King’s River, and don’t forget to sign for Jewel Love’s FREE newsletter at Black Executive Men.