Treat Yo'Self Girl: Prayer & Meditation
For my spiritual/religious brown beauties, praying is the first thing that honestly brings you inner peace. Literally giving it all to God or any higher power you believe in, and no longer worrying about it lifts the inner spirit so much that the next day when you wake up, you feel a sense of security and lightness in your soul that cannot be explained. My mother used to always tell me when I was younger, and still to this day, that if you pray about something and still worry about the problem at hand, then you’re not practicing real faith. Pray, let it go, and go to bed.
In the L.A area and need some prayer/healing? ONE Church LA has life changing services every Sunday at 9am, 11am and 1pm, and every Wednesday at 8pm, led by Pastor Toure Roberts and First Lady Sarah Jakes Roberts. For more information about the church and their ministries/events visitwww.onechurchla.org.
I know what you’re thinking when you see the word “mediate”: The scene in What’s Love Got To Do With It, when Tina Turner was chanting “Namu Myoho Renge Kyo”. Although that chant is a Buddhist mantra chant, which is good for universal cause and effect, there are other outlets on how to meditate. Meditating is a fantastic way to train the mind to be still, be positive and relax.
Outdoor meditating is always a great release. You’re in tune with nature, your mind and all the sounds of the environment make for a fantastic soundtrack to accompany you in letting go of all the chaos around you.
TREAT YO’ SELF GIRL! A Black Girl Helping Black Girls is a series created by Sharice Bryant that highlights two outlets on how to treat yourself, starting with mental health, and leads into physical health.