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Sep ’11: 49, Focused, Fierce & Fantastico!

Who says I can’t be Spiritual & Sensualexy?

In July 2010, I experienced one of the numerous blessed journeys of my lifetime, thus far. I was granted the outrageously outstanding opportunity to study, at The University of New Mexico, Traditional Medicine … African/Native American/Mexican Medicine of Mother Earth with Indigenous Healers. Not only was the journey a learned one, addressing all aspects of our human experience … physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, it was too a journey that left me with many many answers, yet just as many questions!!

Last month, in the midst of my 30 day Restoration period … the countdown/count up to my 49th Earthday… as my spirit danced throughout my own heart and head, enjoying the ongoing perplexity of “which comes first… the question or the answer”, I reflected on my first day back in circulation, in my Harlem NYC neighborhood.

“D*** Girl! You look great! You are way too sexy to be spiritual! How old are you now anyway?”

“Seriously sis… You Look HOTTT! What the hell? How can you still be a Minister looking like that? You’re going to have to cut your locs!”

“Salaam… welcome home!!! I thought you told me you were going away to study. You look like you had an incredible vacation! Where did you go again? Who did you go with?”

“Within” I said. “I went With – In.”

As I approach this age of 49, with girlfriends, sisters, colleagues and clients ages being a decade or so above or below mine, I find myself inundated with questions, conversations, belief systems, fears and insecurities about aging, menopause, weight gain, lost elasticity in thighs, crows feet, unhappy vaginas, fear of being alone, fear of dying alone, self anger due to settling for less than harmonious relationships, not marrying “The One”, dissatisfactory careers, jealousy of daughters and twenty year old girls, envy of those who got boob jobs, wishing they had the money and courage to get a boob job, fibroids,  lack of orgasms, longing to travel, caring what everyone else thinks, too tired to do it now that you retired, “why are the children I raised so ungrateful” and dozens of more ravings with the ultimate question to my ears having been…

“Is this all there is?”

 In my Heart … I quietly sashay from listening… into sad … into, “This is not okay”.

Hearing, seeing, feeling, KNOWING that so many women, the Mothers of civilization, with all that we are, with all that we have contributed to humanity… how did it come down to so many saying, “I don’t have the means, faith and/or courage to become and love who I truly am?”

As a Human, as a Servant of The Most High, as a Wellness Professional, I have cradled many people in my arms. My shoulders have absorbed rivers of tears. My ears, yes, my ears have been a safe haven for thousands of confessions and heartaches. Yet my eyes dear hearts, alike our beloved brother Reverend Dr. King, “My eyes have seen the Glory!

I GIVE THANKS for MY WONDERFUL LIFE and I am CHEERING for your Wonderful Life Too!

The good, the bad, the ugly, the indifferent, I embrace the attitude of ‘I Always Win!”. Nope! I don’t have an incredibly fit body or a flat stomach, though I am in the process of it! Yes, I have confidence, a sweet smile and a sensational sense of purpose. YET, I also still cry from burying my sister and my brother, 3 life changing incidents that still wiggle me, stretch marks, scars from falling in the gap of a train platform. Nope, my children husband, students and friends don’t always listen to me. Yes, I am honored and respected by many… surely because I express honor and give respect. Nope! I was not born into a trust fund or death benefit, still looking for that rich uncle, nor was I the recipient of any financial scholarship. Yes! I started my businesses from scratch, always lived within my means and maintain to this day, 49 years strong, a profound appreciation of life learning & love, with a reputation of Absolute Integrity!

After some bold, brave pondering, I ultimately made the decision to celebrate… to honor my 49 Fabulous Years by flipping the switch… by turning up the volume on “Aging Gracefully”, inspiring our Sisterhood and our brothers too, to mentalities, spirits and lifestyles of “Faith Yes … Fear Not”, letting the whole world know that “growing up never meant getting old” … that “Life is for the Living AND It Is What You Make It”, that, that… that, that ever running commercial “Be all you can be” boasts a slogan that may too, “inspire you” and not solely be an opportunity for high school and college kids, in search of self… that being “BLESSED” means sharing your gifts, spreading your wings, singing your joy and showing what it looks like to have breath, to have life… that you appreciate, value and love, Love LOVE YOURSELFFFFFF … Like its going out of style!.

September 27th 1962 marked the beginning of my unwavering, wholehearted embrace of my life assignment of Love & Leadership Servitude! So what did this perpetual teenager actually say she was doing for her 49th Earthday?

I intend to continue to inspire humanity by being “Free to be my Spiritual Sensualexy Self! On this Revitalizing Road to 50, by the Grace of God, I WISH to inspire “Millions” by being More Faithful, Fierce, Fabulous, Funny, Focused and Fantastico Than Ever!!! Bookmark my SAGA and get ready because I am about to step out of my (even if you never knew it) step out of my shy shell!  Oh, you thought I was brave already? Well, family, I promise you that, whatever I did those first 49 years, “THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”

Soooo, Sing With Me, Talk With Me, Walk With Me, Fly With Me yall … with a BIG JUICY Happy B’day to All of Us! Why live in fear of the end of the world, when you can live in peace & prosperity, exhilarated about every single brand new day? I Give Thanks for our miraculous meeting, on this extraordinary journey, we call Life. Let’s Do This!!!!! Meet me on the “Just Do It … Make It Happen Road” from now through the whole of 2012!

P.S. I Truly, Truly Love You and Thank You for Being My Faithful Friend*  Lets Sing …

 ©     “There’s A Ribbon In The Sky” … Stevie Wonder

©      “Living My Life Like Its Golden” … Jill Scott

©     “I’d Risk The Fall, Just To Know How It Feels to Fly” …. Alicia Keys

©     “Whisper Words of Wisdom ” … The Beatles

©      “I’m Going to Live My Life ~ The Whole World Would Know, I Was Here” … Beyonce

©     “I Could Have Freed More, If Only They Knew They Were Slaves” … Harriet Tubman

©     “Live As If You Were To Die Tomorrow. Learn As If You Were To Live Forever” … Gandhi

©     “Do Ordinary Things with Extraordinary Love. If you are humble, nothing will bother you… neither Praise nor Slander. Because, you know what you are. We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.” …  Mother Theresa

 

Native New Yorker Pamela Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, Principal of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Tiny Books with TALL TRUTHS, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents 7 children, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe and Teacher/Mentor to Thousands*

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Joyful 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

7 Responses

  1. This is great Salaam! Congratulations on you wellness journey and reflections on life. I wish you nothing but blessings in the future. Keep the good vibes and info flowing.

    September 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  2. Hafeezah

    Thank you, my Sister, for this powerful, inspiring, uplifting message that comes at the birth of the Autumnal Equinox today. I will share it in my Circle.
    Hugs and blessings, HAFEEZAH

    September 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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