Surely our thinking is impacted by wealth. Wealth is a personal journey. Some define wealth in the strength of their finances and some with the depth of their inner peace, and for some, one leads to the other.

How you define wealth is your business. Just know, that how you feel about it will affect your confidence. If you do not feel worthy of achieving your own state of wealth, ask yourself why? What self-limiting beliefs are you telling yourself that creates this condition? What story needs to be told so you can attract the wealth that you seek?

Telling yourself the truth can be the best habit you can develop, and asking questions and shifting your self-talk can be the easiest and quickest way to change your thinking.

It all starts with belief. You can kick start this change by eradicating limited beliefs. Your reward is a renewed, strong and solid sense of confidence in yourself and your amazing abilities!

Say this affirmation: “I am worthy and deserving of great wealth and abundance.”

For most people, the biggest hurdle to wealth comes from lack of belief that it is possible to achieve wealth. If you don’t think you are worthy of wealth, that’s where your work starts. Don’t get me wrong … I am not one of these motivational types that thinks if you believe you can be wealthy, it will automatically happen.

Building wealth may be simple, but it is based on your consciousness. But I do think that, if you believe you can’t become wealthy, then you probably won’t.

I’m reminded of Henry Fords famous quote: “Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.”

If you start with negative beliefs about money, that is where you will stay. For example, if you think that it is difficult to make money or ‘money is bad’ or ‘people with money are crooks’ or ‘money is the root of all evil’, it may be hard to rationalize having more wealth. These negative hurdles will be in the way.

Derived from the God of wealth Ploutos, the definition of Plutophobia is = The fear of wealth. Wealth is not the only fear we have. We have many fears:

  • Fear of our GREATNESS
  • Fear of Not being (good) ENOUGH
  • Fear of NOT being LOVED
  • Fear of Rejection
  • Fear of FAILURE
  • Fear of Wealth
  • Fear of SUCCESS
  • Fear of being Wealthy

As Marianne Williamson said in her book, a Return to Love (1992): “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”

“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

I believe wealth starts with believing that wealth can be good, productive and also attainable. If you don’t think this way, how can you expect to be wealthier? Wealth is your divine birthright. Claim your inheritance today!





KWANZAA, the African-American cultural holiday conceived and developed by Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga, was first celebrated on December 26, 1966.

Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each day focused on Nguzo Saba, or the seven principles. Derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits”, Kwanzaa is rooted in the first harvest celebrations practiced in various cultures in Africa.

Kwanzaa seeks to enforce a connectedness to African cultural identity, provide a focal point for the gathering of African peoples, and to reflect upon the Nguzo Saba, or the seven principles, that have sustained Africans.

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa – Nguzo Saba

1. UMOJA (UNITY) (oo-MOE-jah) – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

2. KUJICHAGULIA (SELF DETERMINATION) (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

3. UJIMA (COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY) (oo-JEE-mah) – To build and maintain our community together and to make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.

4. UJAMAA (COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS) (oo-JAH-mah) – To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit together from them.

5. NIA (PURPOSE) (nee-AH) – To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6. KUUMBA (CREATIVITY) (koo-OOM-bah) – To do always as much as we can, in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it.

7. IMANI (FAITH) (ee-MAH-nee) – To believe with all our hearts in our parents, our teachers, our leaders, our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

KWANZAA Symbols Overview

-Mkeka – mat
-Kinara – candle holder
-Mishumaa Saba – Seven candles representing the principles.
-Kikombe Cha Umoja – the unity cup
-Mazao – crops
-Vibunzi – ears of corn
-Zawadi – gifts
-Bendera – Flag

The Mkeka is a symbol of history and tradition. It is the base or foundation garment. All Kwanzaa symbols are placed upon the Mkeka.

Kinara (Ke-na-re) – Candelabra
The Kinara is imilar to a traditional menorah. Seven candlesticks are used in celebrating Kwanzaa aka/seven branches. Generally made of wood, they are significant of the thick African forests.

The seven candles, one black…three red… three green, represent the Nguzo Saba. The black candle goes in the center, three red on the left and the three green on the right. The second day the candies are lit on the left and the right alternately. The red candles represent the struggle and the green candles represent the fruitful future. Each candle lit the previous day is re-lit along with the candle of the day until the last candle has been lit on the last day of Kwanzaa.

The Unity Cup symbolizes the foundation principle of the Nguzu Saba, Umoja (Unity). It is used to pour Tambiko (Tahm-be-ko) -Libation for our ancestors. It is poured to represent the connection with our ancestors.This is a gesture of honor, praise and a commitment to acknowledge the journey of our ancestors

Mazao represents the historical roots of Kwanzaa as a harvest of “first fruit” cerebration. Mazao also represents the rewards of collective and productive labor. Most urban dwellers do not harvest crops, so fresh fruits and vegetables are used to represent the fruits of their labors.

Each house places one of the Mkeka (ears of corn)…an ear for each child. Even if the household has no children – at least one ear of corn is placed, beside the Kinara, to represent the potential for children.
Note: Kwanzaa serves to reinforce the relationship between parents and children because it is with the children that our hopes for the future rest. It is the parent who must guide and instruct the child toward principles and values which strengthen the family and aid its progress.

A book…gifts of knowledge and/or heritage symbols such as African art or picture of African-American hero, Handmade gifts. Never store bought or commercial gifts.

The Flags colors are Red, Black & Green. Black represents the African-American people, Red represents the experience of our people and Green represents our youth who are our future and hope for tomorrow.

Family Celebrating Kwanzaa





So many of us go through life carrying the shadows of our past and tainting our future. If we had great failure in the past, we let it define our identity and severely limit our potential for any future success.

Then we hear success stories of those who did not let any disadvantage dictate their success, those who blatantly ignored their shadows, shunned their current circumstances and defined their new future with brilliant colors!
How did they do it, we wonder? Can we too let go of these dark shadows? Can we walk into a new light, no matter what our past may have been and what our current circumstances suggest? I believe we can.
Imagine what your life would be like if you stopped blaming your circumstances on other people and things and took responsibility for your life.
I recently read a great quote from Ben Franklin that I hadn’t seen before. He said, “Joy doesn’t exist in the world, it exists in us.” While the quote was new to me, the concept wasn’t.
However, as I began to think about it more, I realized that even though I “understand” this wisdom and do my best to live by it and remind others of it, more often than I’d like to admit, I find myself living as though I’m simply a victim of the things that go on around me and in the world—especially the stuff I don’t particularly like…agree with…understand…enjoy…or feel like I’m on top of.
The circumstances of our lives, especially when they seem stressful or intense, does have an impact on us, for sure. However, all too often, we give away our power to these circumstances and situations.

We act as though it’s a foregone conclusion that we will feel a certain way, based on specific circumstances like the economy, the weather, our health, our level of activity, the state of our romantic relationship or lack thereof, the behavior of our children, our families, the state of our career, business or our environment at work.

Our experiences of life (whether grateful, worried, peaceful, angry, excited, sad, alive, depressed, joyous or anything else) are much more of a reflection of us and what’s going on within us, not a reaction to what’s going on around us. So do we put so much attention on the environment?

We’ve all had many times in our lives when things were going great on the surface or we accomplished or experienced some wonderful external success, only to feel a sense of disappointment or sadness underneath because, whatever it was didn’t satisfy us at a deep level.
And, on the flip side, most of us have had moments of incredible joy, excitement and bliss that weren’t directly connected to anything externally. Because we are joy-filled on the inside.        
We’ve learned to transcend our physical conditions. Even though we know this dynamic to be true, we still seem to get caught up in the hypnotic, erroneous notion that if we just got rid of some issues, altered some circumstances, manifested some increased success or changed some specific situations in our lives, then, we’d be happy, peaceful and relaxed.
Author and spiritual teacher Byron Katie says: “The definition of insanity is thinking that you need something you don’t have. The mere fact that you exist right now, without that of which you think you need, is the proof that you don’t need it.”
What if we lived our lives with a deeper and more conscious awareness of the fact that we get to create our experiences in life, at any moment?
Imagine what our lives, our careers and our relationships would look like if we stopped blaming our experiences on other people or on external circumstances. We would free up so much positive energy and take back so much of our personal power.
So, know your circumstances do not dictate your success.



People achieve the impossible. They do it every day, at every age, every demographic, and in every social condition. They rise up to the occasion and defy the norms and no one has to give them permission, to live their dreams. So why are you waiting for permission then? YOU decide if your dream is worth pursuing. So go make it happen!

Do you ever feel like your dreams are crazy? Are you afraid of others judging you, of not supporting what you want to do and who you want to be in the world? Many of us struggle with finding and living our purpose. I did this for years and it was one of the most frustrating and painful times of my life.

What are your deepest dreams and desires? What do you really, truly want? You may be longing for an opportunity to travel or have a child. Perhaps your heart yearns for a romantic relationship or the chance to express your creativity. You may be dreaming of changing your career or creating more material abundance in your life. Or you may just wish, you could sleep at night.

The fulfillment of all of our dreams begins with intention and desire. As the sages of India observed thousands of years ago, our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires.

As a passage from the Hindu Vedic text states, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

Our destiny ultimately comes from the deepest level of desire and also from the deepest level of intention. The two are linked. An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed which you aim to create.

Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.

We can cultivate and fulfill our intentions with ease and grace when you:
Get clear on your Intentions, detach from the Outcome and Let the Universe Handle the Details. Trust that infinite organizing power to orchestrate the complete fulfillment of your desires. At the level of Spirit, everything is always unfolding… perfectly.

There is nothing too big for God. What do you want?
Material Abundance
Spiritual Awakening
Personal Growth
Health and Well-being

You can have it all. Your dreams are possible.

You Are Special Just As You Are


This one still shocks me. Every human being—all of us on the planet—is born with unique fingerprints and unique voices. Does this gift from Mother Nature alone not shock you? It is the best perspective to instantly remember that you are so unique. There isn’t another one like you on the planet. There never will be. Know this. Exploit it. Enjoy it and remember it.

I will share words from one of the greatest meta-physicians, because I think he says it best, Mr. Winnie the Pooh.

Your presence is a present to the world;
You’re unique and one of a kind;
Your life can be what you want it to be;
Take the days just one day at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles;
You’ll make it through whatever comes along;
Within you are so many answers;
Understand, have courage, be strong;

Don’t put limits on yourself

So many dreams are waiting to be realized;
Decisions are too important to leave to chance;
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying;
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets;
Don’t take things too seriously;
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way;
Remember that a lot… goes forever;
Remember that friendship is a wise investment;
Life’s treasures are people… together.

Realize that it’s never too late;

Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way;

Have health, hope and happiness;

Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don’t even for a day…forget how very special you are.


imageTynya R. Beverly is a Public Speaker, Spiritual Practitioner, and Ministerial Intern at the Center For Spiritual Awareness located in West Sacramento, California. Tynya is a premier sought after motivational speaker. To book Tynya R. Beverly to speak contact

You Deserve Happiness!

We tell ourselves that we don’t deserve to be happy based on past experiences. This is the silliest untruth of all. What have you done in your lifetime to not deserve happiness? This is your birthright? Who implanted such a falsehood in your head?

Yes, you deserve happiness in abundance. The funny thing is you cannot have happiness while you hold on to the thought of anything less than that. Happiness flows to you when you fully expect it, not when you resist it. So, stop resisting it and start inviting it. Has anyone ever told you that you deserve happiness? No matter what we’ve done or where we’ve been. We all deserve to be happy. Thank goodness we are more than our experiences. But somehow we get stuck in this place that we don’t deserve to be happy.

Do you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and tell yourself, “I deserve to be happy?” No! Most of us leave our homes on a daily basis not even thinking about the goodness that is at hand. We all want great things to happen in our lives. But we are still thinking small. Playing the same old tune…”thinking-small-not-good-enough” tune. We play the tune like an old school record. And it is on repeat in the background of our daily interactions. “Not worthy…not worthy.”

We focus all day long on our looks, our success, our jobs and our treasures, so much that we never stop to look around and see the opportunities right in front of our face. And so we focus, focus, focus on all outer workings of a life. Then we get overwhelmed. Suddenly, the mission is too big to handle. We don’t know where to start. We figured it can’t be done and the light gets snuffed from our eyes. Changing your world starts with a single sentence. I deserve happiness. I deserve happiness.

Put your hand over your heart right now. Say to yourself, I deserve happiness. I deserve happiness. I deserve happiness. You are worthy of that. I dare you to say it so much that it wears holes in your pants and fringes your jeans. You deserve happiness. Say it. Everywhere. In every situation. No matter what the cost. You are worth it! And say it, only say it, because you mean it more than anything.

You must believe that you deserve happiness. This is not temporary happiness. We have to believe in a happiness that doesn’t disappear in the morning at the first crack of daybreak. A simple sentence like “I deserve happiness” should be spilling out of us. It should be urgent. It should be shoulder-shaking urgency. We should be saying that on repeat to one another. We should be meaning it more than we mean the road rage and the celebrity gossip that we engage in. We should be meaning it. Because some of us, we know how it feels to want to give up on this lifetime or want to go to sleep and never wake up. We’ve all felt the pulling of the threads that unravel, and we’ve all ached to get back to that place of Love.

This need for people to know themselves and that they are worthy of love… is so much deeper and real than we give it credit for. It’s not a quiet need. It is a real, raging, unsinkable need. We learn to turn away from validating ourselves because it takes more effort to say I deserve to be happy than buying milk at the grocery store. It takes more than a conversation on a computer screen. It demands more of our time, and we’re already so crazed that we don’t have enough time in the day. Who am I to add one more thing…like being happy? I don’t want life to suddenly work in a way where we turn inward, and we focus on all of our junk, and we think we need to be “fixed” in order to be happy.

I don’t know if anyone has ever thought to tell you, but you deserve happiness. You deserve to know that life means something. It would be sad if you weren’t here. And the world would miss out on the purpose you brought here in your arms. You deserve happiness. You deserve happiness. You deserve happiness! I want to speak that into your bones until you believe it. And you feel it. And you get strong enough to tell someone else that they deserve the very same thing. You deserve happiness. And you are so worth it my beloved.


Feeling like “You’re not enough”? Maybe there were people who told you this falsehood, at some point in your life. Maybe you started fabricating it on your own. Either way: it’s not true.

You are more than enough! You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, and then some. It starts with believing it, before you can live it.

Belief is a powerful thing. On the one hand, we must watch our minds and what we believe, because what we believe will surely shape our world. And at the same time, we can believe something that is totally untrue. Thinking the thoughts, “I’m not worthy”  and “There is never enough” has a low vibrations. On the other hand, when you think “I’m amazing” or “I’m awesome”, the vibrations are on a much higher level, that you can feel! You can actually feel it. The more I live life and experience it, the more I’m convinced that going through life, from the neutral perspective, can be very powerful. This isn’t to say that we should “numb out” or not be happy or sad. I think we should feel and allow ourselves to express all of our feelings, fully! I think the trick is to not get caught up believing that, “everything we think and feel is the truth of who we are.” Some thoughts just pass through and have no impact. It’s the ones that we reinforce over and over again…giving strength to…that we eventually manifest. Tony Robbins defines a belief as “a feeling of absolute certainty.” And when we believe something, we go looking for the evidence of that belief. And we will find the evidence. And when we find that evidence we will say, “See, I told you so” “I told you she was no good.” The false evidence reinforces the belief. So around here, we are careful about what we believe.

I know I am enough (most of the time) and act accordingly. My focus isn’t on what other people think, it’s on adding value to my life and those around me.

So when I find myself thinking that I am not worthy – I need to know that I am enough. We need to stop worrying about what others think. It’s none of their business anyway. You are whole. You are worthy. You are enough.

Again, I remind myself:
I know I am enough (most of the time) and act accordingly. My focus isn’t on what other people think, it’s on adding value to my life and those around me. So when I find myself thinking that I am not worthy – I need to know that I am enough. We need to stop worrying what others think. It’s none of their business anyway.

You are whole. You are worthy. YOU ARE ENOUGH!.