Happiness Rule 101: Know What Brings You Balance.

It’s easy to fall of balance, when we have a lot on our shoulders or we need to get back into alignment when feeling stuck or at a cross road.

In the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot on my plate, managing three projects and to top it up, my little man was on school break.

Finding balance amidst chaos is like ‘working the muscles’. I always say, have a happiness toolkit – a list of simple things you practice each day (or that you can revert to) that helps you bounce back or keep you at your right vibration.

This picture of my mantlepiece depicts some of these things. For me cycling, nature, crystals and incense are among my top 10 things. IMG_8064

Rose Incense for instance, I find helpful if you need some self love. It has a way to bring you straight back to your essence, your core… your innate power.

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I always remember my grandmother always burning incense . She particularly believed they had a power to ward of negative energy (she was like 90, she should know). If you had a bad dream as a kid, she will be there like a flash with some kind of incense to ward of ‘bad spirits’ 😇.

Perhaps that’s where my love for these incense grew. I’m glad these days we have a more exotic and nicer smells to chose from. You should try a different range and see which lifts your mood the most.

If you are feeling stuck or at cross roads, and would like to work with me to find and tap into you source of power for creativity and purpose – email me at folakebee(at)gmail.com

Regardless, what’s in your happiness tool kit? I’d love to know.

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Why Bali-Indonesia May Not Be For You.

Bali is a bad idea, don’t go there.

I went to Bali for time out. You know, to clear the head and figure out what I really want to do with my life when I grow up.

Now I just don’t want to do anything and then I want to do everything. You really got me all confused.

You know, some of my friends back in England were not ready to come to you, because we have this thing called ‘beach body ready’. But me? No, I didn’t listen.

I came with all my curves. Did you care? No.

Your men, didn’t give a damn. They were too busy asking me where I’m from, how I spell my name, calling me beautiful or Nelson Mandela (like I knew him personally) and in Gili Islands, they tend to sing ‘Waka Waka’ to me (don’t ask me, maybe some African song).

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And your women? They were too busy trying to sell me some sarong or trying to make me feel relaxed and beautiful with their amazing massage and spa. I mean who needs all that in this busy world. I have travelled too far for this.

You were really a bad idea, Bali.

Now, don’t get me started on your food. I’ve eaten so much of it, I’m just grateful for your sun, for at least in my head I’m sweating some of that weight off. Perhaps I should really have waited to come to you with a ‘beach body ready’. I mean giving me amazing cakes for breakfast, now that’s just mean.

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I love travel. I travel to seek spirituality and soul expansion, but with you, my thirst for travel has heightened. Who is going to fund that now? You? Bali?

Everything here (the people, food and art) feels so spiritual and sacred, so much so it feels you should only but capture it with your heart.

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Now this is really affecting me. I love photography. How do I show my people just how good a picture I can capture of you, if I am limited to just a few and savour the best in my heart?

Talking about heart, not sure how you do it, but I keep having these experiences of heart expansion. There was the time I cried in one of your temples and the time you insisted I meet everything in my life (love, business, relationships) from a soul level, like I do with my spirituality.

It takes humility, vulnerability and courage, that’s scary, I say. Learn to ride your fear you say to me with your depiction of Shiva (Hindu supreme god) riding dragons and monsters.

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I am constantly reminded about my judgmental character, when I express my views about certain things, usually laughed off by the Balinese, illustrating their easy going nature. Your children are spiritual, yet everything goes.

I once read that vibrators are not allowed in Indonesia (don’t ask me how I know that), but you have the male genital on display everywhere. Okay I get it, perhaps it’s to do with Shiva again (the lingam – erect male organ, is seen as a symbol of the energy of Shiva) but still!

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I know now, you are not for me, Bali.

It’s been amazing for both my masters though, as it has been a heart and soul expansion. They both were basking in happiness at your presence.

Thanks a lot, I’m bruised, shattered and diminished.

But I understand. In fact, this American lady I met on my last day in Ubud (think of it as the cultural center of Bali), phrased it perfectly, “Bali is not the place to go with a plan, it’s the place to just turn up and see what opens up”.

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That makes total sense to me. Bali was an urge within me, an unplanned trip, a calling to follow my instinct and intuition, to which I surrendered to.

I had no plans for this holiday to Bali, not even accommodation was booked. All I had was a flight ticket, an open heart and an intention to connect with my soul and the supreme (God) just a little bit more.

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Yet the synchronicity has been mind blowing. I’ve turned up at places just at the right time to meet a kindred spirit amidst 100s.

Because the soul knows.

I am constantly reminded that life has no certainties (except for death of course), so why do we constantly insist on knowing the unknown before we take a leap or even move forward?

I am keeping an intention to hold this energy just a little bit longer as I return to my busy world. That can be pretty hard for someone like me, after all, I am The Ego.

Like I said, Bali was really a bad idea (don’t go), unless perhaps you are one of those soul and heart kind.

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Communicating with Your Heart: Inspiration Behind My Vision

Mothers are special beings.

I still remember my mother fighting poverty to give her children a better future. She is the inspiration behind my entrepreneur mindset and my passion to help women who are following their passion.

Here is to every mother out there fighting for a better future for the young generation.

Below is a video about my inspiration – my mother.

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Can I help you tell your story, show your vision, or help you engage to the heart of your prospects, clients and employees?

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The Old Wise

The Old Wise by Folake Bee
What is that, that whispers ever so gently
It comes in moment of silence, moment of clarity
Sharp, yet faint

A moment significant, yet stolen in a second
It comes in moment life changing – like the day you knew – he was the one
“He is the one”

Or the moment you found the voice
“hello” whispered straight from the heart

What is that inner voice, that I long to hear again and again
Never there, but always presence

The little voice
Pure light, fragile, but always knowing, never doubting

She is… the old wise.

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I dream of clouds and dada

The other day, filled with so much love for my little man (he is three years old – going on 15)….

I said… “Eth, I dreamt of you before I had you – so you are the man of my dreams!”

To which he replied,  “I… dream of clouds and dada” 🙂

Innocence!

Sometime I am filled with so much love for the men in my life, the women on my journey, nature and the natural balance to life.

It is at this moment, poems such as below come out of nowhere…

just like the innocence in my little man.

Balance: Shiva Shakti, Yin Yang

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You are my anchor, my guide, my love
I am safe, protected and cared for in your masculinity

I will love you, inspire you, keeping the flames of our soul burning till kingdom come
leading us to enlightenment
beheld in my femininity

You are my Shiva, I your Shakti
Yin and Yang
Son and The Holy Spirit

Here is to staying connected to our inner child – open to loving, being loved and our truth. ❤

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What Is My Identity? Who Am I?

The last couple of months, I contemplated a key question a lot us are fortunate to ask ourselves at some point in our lives…

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Who am I?

This is a question I couldn’t ignore as I spend 2 months retreating from the hustle and bustle of London for the quite blissfulness of a small town in Ghana – West Africa.

The opportunity to reflect, meditate and spend my days without an agenda, makes one contemplate some not very conscious questions.

Mine was a constant ‘Who am I’? ‘What is my purpose?

The more I contemplated this question, the more my so called career ‘profile bio’ or ‘about me’ seem to make no sense to me or fit my state of being.

After all, how many times in the last year, have I changed from ‘Business Development Manager’ to ‘Entrepreneur’ to a ‘Mentor’ to a ‘Mother’ or to a person who ‘just wants to be’?…

The more I contemplate the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘What is my purpose?’ the less I have a definition to put down.

I come to realise the answers to which we are expected to justify our existence are based on external influences that has nothing to do with who we really are.

After all, my state of being has nothing to do with what I do for work nor does it have anything to do with being a massive support of ‘Arsenal’ football team (by the way, I use to be, but I am no longer) nor does it have to do with my current job tittle (although it does influences what I do and how I do it).

So I come to the conclusion that who I am, who I have come to be, is my current state of being.

This never changing and always changing state of being.
I evolve, connect, love, cry, laugh, explore, feel, manifest…

I Just AM and so should you, because YOU are perfect just as you are! ❤

 

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How to Be In Flow With Big Results In Business And Personal Life

So, you want life to be an ease – with big rewards right? I like that.

At any one time I find that I can identify 2 to 3 tasks that if I focus on would bring the most revenue in my business or joy in my personal life.

Prioritising these tasks gives the illusion that you actually have more time on your hands (as you only focus on what matters), giving you a lot of satisfaction (as you get results).

What key things can you identify this month that will bring you the best results in your business/ private life?

Note: they usually tend to be things you don’t do regularly or in some case you feel are outside your comfort zone.

Pic - Folake BeeHowever, what I find is that, as soon as you write these three intentions down (and mean it) – they tend to come alive – happening without you even realising how they came to be.

I have put this into practice this month as I launch my Messenger Programme (a programme to help heart centered entrepreneurs, coaches, healers, writers communicate their value using video). Working from Ghana (West Africa) and dealing with technology challenges brought about from working remotely away from my usual base in London and committing to my priority of spending as much time with my baby and family whilst here in Ghana.

Prioritising my three intentions/ tasks have made the launch of the Messenger Programme as much of an ease as it could be.

TIP: To do this, get a quite space, quite your mind for 15 -30 minutes and ask yourself:
What three things can I concentrate on this month that will bring me the most joy and results?

Don’t worry thinking you may not be able to do them. Trust that you will be able to manifest them. From experience, I know that usually when your intentions come from the heart, they tend to manifest with ease.

Why not share your intentions below? Making them stronger as you voice them out and give energy to them.

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