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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 - The Ultimate Win!! by Allyson Byrd, Transformational Life Coach



Have you ever had a "WOW Moment" where you wanted the entire world to hear what you just heard, see what you just saw and experience the identical thrill that you held in your space at that time?

That was my morning.  I attended an morning inspirational call with my dear friend Lisa Nichols.  If you aren't aware of who she is, you are sooooo late.  Google her and your life will be enriched like never before.

She said something that I have to repeat to you and to myself over and over and over and over and OVER AGAIN!!  She said, "2010 won't happen to you.  2010 is the year you create!"  Tears well in my eyes as I rest on those words. 

It doesn't matter how many times I hear it, it still shocks me to know and understand that I have the ability to write my destiny and carve out my future.  My mind wants to stop at the door of impossible and pause at the crossroads of never gonna happen and girl, you are crazy! Yet my spirit leaps with the reminder and squeals with joy like a child running to catch the ice cream truck.  The tune that my "ice cream" truck is playing houses the words, 'Take the limits off!' 'Run on and see what the end is gonna be!'... and even louder, 'DREAM, THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM!'.

AAAAHHHH!!! My emotion is high right now and I pondered on waiting to write you from a more stable, steady, quieter point of view but I could not afford to allow this moment to pass and not share it's authenticity.  2010 is on its way.  In less than 3 full days, we will walk over the threshold of a new year.

Do you know what it will bring? Have you written the vision or decided that whatever will be will be?

If you are anything like me, 2009 wasn't a bad year but it wasn't my best year either.  In reflection, I accomplished major goals and made life-altering decisions that I am grateful for but the question is: "Would I do it the same?"

My answer, "NO!"

2010 is the year that I choose to be the blessing that I've been waiting to experience for myself.  I trust that as I bless myself with a whole and complete Allyson, the by-product for my friends, family and community is they will enjoy the journey along side of me.

2010 is the year that I work to liberate ME and know that I will in turn be contagious and create liberty for those that I am connected to.

2010 is the year where I commit to TAKE THE LIMITS OFF!! Creating the experience of increase, abundance, stretching and becoming.

Why relive 2007, 2008 or 2009? Why do it? Why not do it differently than you ever have before?

You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. 

Whatever you need is standing before you with confidence.  Why can't you see it? It awaits your bold and daring request that it show up for you.  Ask for it.  Believe it.  Receive it. 

Dare to Believe.  Dare to Dream.  Dare to Become.

I stand with you in UNLIMITED Possibility.  I'm depending on you.  I want to see you along the journey because I may need you to remind me of this moment of clarity, determination and drive.  I promise to be there for you and remind you that your best is still ahead of you.

Move Forward!!

Allyson

PS - Are you ready to write, design and create your best life? Own your destiny in 2010!  The new year is brewing and I am boiling over with expectation.  Join me for an amazing and life-changing transformational life coaching series.  Only 10 slots are open and one is carved out just for you.  To receive more details, message me directly at allysonbyrd@thepurposewithin.com.  Are you ready? Get set... GO!!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Home for the Holidays - Create Something New!



Christmas Affirmation:
When I make Christmas about sharing rather than getting, I always feel better.  - Ray Davis, The Affirmation Spot http://www.theaffirmationspot.com


The season of Christmas will always create a space for reflection.  It's up to us whether we choose to lean into the reflection or run scared at what may appear in our life's mirror.

Today, I had a conversation with one of my incredible mentors and she asked me a question concerning my family, what my holiday season would look like and how I feel about the choices that I've made.

From the sweetest position of defense, I answered her: "I made that choice years ago and I'm still okay with making that choice." My answer was simple, clean and made total sense to me.  She responded just as sweetly as I had with a dagger that ripped through the pain of my heart when she said, "Do you still have to continue making that choice or could it be time to make a new one?"

     If you've read my book, you know that I was raised by a single mother who did the most amazing job raising my sister and I.  However, as time progressed, like many families... we formed judgements of one another that continued to be fed with life circumstances, family arguments, hurts, misunderstandings and the list continues.

     I realized that in all my acute awareness of transformation, growth and personal development, I'd decided that one chapter in my life, let's call it Ch. 54 had determined how I would respond to my sister and my mother from this point forward.  No matter that my current reality is Ch. 234, that old chapter is still dictating how I will show up for them, how I believe they will show up for me and it continues to form the reality that I live in without space for evolution, forgiveness or love.  WOW!! I said it, out loud and to the world. 

     I decided to write it to you, my friends and followers because I believe in repentance, authenticity and change.  I can already hear your question: Will I share with my mother and my sister? Yes - the bravery will live on - Ha!!

     I invite you to engage with me in creating a new series of life, a new chapter that includes the ingredients that you wish to experience.  For me, I call forth LOVE, PATIENCE, JOY, KINDNESS, SOFTNESS OF SPEECH, CLEAR COMMUNICATION, WARM HANDS AND GENTLE TOUCHES; I CALL FORTH TRUTH, INTEGRITY, FAITH AND PERSERVERANCE, UNDERSTANDING, RELEASE OF JUDGEMENT, FEAR, INHIBITIONS, FEAR OF FAILURE AND HURTS FROM THE PAST. 

I have lived with band-aids over old wounds for FAAAAAAAAAARRRRR too long and I refuse to allow another series of my life to begin with festering, decaying spaces that create a vortex where love and new beginnings gets sucked up with no expectation to truly live.

The real meaning of Christmas is that with Christ's birth, we experienced new beginning, renewal of hope and the promise from a God that truly loved us & with unending love says keep moving forward, your best is yet to come.
  • What have you decided would exist from this point forward and yet today, you CHOOSE to release and start anew?
  • In the true spirit of Christmas, what is your affirmation for this holiday season?
  • Breathe.  Allow the holy spirit to flow over your wounded places and experience the wonder of healing. 
  • Soak in your new space of greatness, truth and joy.
I walk with you into new places of abundance, understanding and love.

Your Sister in the Journey,

Allyson
Learn more about The Purpose Within at http://www.thepurposewithin.com/

Monday, December 21, 2009

10 Days and Counting... 2010 Is On The Way!!



If you were truly FREE... What would Freedom look like to you?

As I walk toward the new year, I am amazed at what 2009 looks like in replay mode.  Honestly, I would not have expected 1/2 of what I experienced to show up and that includes good, bad and some indifferent.

It takes me back to a course that I took last year with the Association for Christian Character Development http://www.accd.org/ called Discovery.  During this course, they bring up the conversation of intentions.  The idea is that what you intend in life creates the results that you experience. 

When I reflect over this year, I realize that I intended to write a book, I intended to build my brand and visibility within the business world, I intended to launch a social networking campaign that would expand my national community... however, I don't know that I ever intended to experience Joy, Love, Freedom, Hope, Peace. 

I know that when my world became chaotic, I would call it forth and there it would appear.  Seems reactive for a Life Coach that teaches being PROACTIVE is the best way to hold on dearly to sanity and balance.  Ha! I have always been and will always be transparent with you.

So, here it is a few days away from 2010 and I have decided that my intent is to experience Freedom.  My intent is to experience Love, Peace, Joy, Harmony and Balance.  As I intend, I will experience and I will become.  The greatest part of this new reality is that your being is contagious and what wonderful expressions to share as I move forward throughout life.

Discovery:

  • What are your intentions to BE in this world?


  • What choices could you make in this moment that would celebrate where you've been and acknowledge that growth is still on the horizon and you are in for the challenge?


I'm excited to share the end of this remarkable season with you and I look forward to the possibility and joy of what is to come.

Your Sister in Freedom & UNLIMITED POSSIBILITY,
Allyson

Thursday, December 17, 2009


LIVE - TONIGHT

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Hi Friends,

I am UBER excited to host Personal & Spiritual Development speaker Lynette Lewis for the final Rockn' Purpose Radio Show of our 2009 series tonight at 9pmCST/10pmEST.

Create your opportunity to Breakout of your Breakdown and experience BREAKTHROUGH!!

GET INSPIRED.

KNOW YOUR PURPOSE.

LIVE YOUR DREAMS.



Your Host: Allyson Byrd
Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis, Leadership and Inspirational Speaker
Best-Selling Author of Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos
www.lynettelewis.com

Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
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Date: December 17, 2009
Time: 9PM CST/10PM EST
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Cost: FREE!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis the Season 2B...?


Recently I attended an inspirational seminar where the speaker asked the question, “What do you notice in the room we sit in today?” Answers included paintings, chairs, tables, food, people, etc. The interesting thing is that no one mentioned the wall color.

I could understand if we’d have been in a beige, egg-shell kind of environment; however, the room was sprightly painted in hues of reds and yellows and seriously commanded attention. Yet, no one even thought to mention the wall color.

As I consider what the Christmas season means to me, my heart begins to reflect over the year. I think about the small hurdles and the oh sooooo LARGE leaps I chose to make. I ponder on misses… where I knew I’d missed it and that life indeed would be over because of it.

Each thing that comes before me is large and yet, once again, I miss the painting on the walls. This year has provided a remarkable opportunity for new friendships that feel like old family members, the healing of hurts and wounds where I thought I’d never grow.

I’ve experienced love like I never have before and even decided that yes – it’s actually OK to give love again because it’s a cyclical effect and will soon come back my way.

This year, as you consider what this season represents to you, I invite you into conversation with the “painting on the wall”.

* What relationships have you forged or even decided to let go, knowing that a release would create space for something bigger, better and purposeful for your life?

* What accomplishments can you celebrate that provided healing for your soul and spiritual being?

* How has life evolved for you in 2010?

The “painting on the wall” is the place of value that we often miss as we look for the impressive, the easily seen and the wonderful conversation pieces.

The place of value that I celebrate today nourishes my soul and makes me rich in love, community and faith.


Tis the Season,

Allyson Byrd
Creative Director
The Purpose Within
Email Me: allysonbyrd@thepurposewithin.com

**LIVE Thursday Night - Lynette Lewis Joins The Purpose Within**
Get Inspired.
Know Your Purpose.
Live Your Dreams.


Your Host: Allyson Byrd
Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis, Leadership and Inspirational Speaker
Best-Selling Author of Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos
www.lynettelewis.com

Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within
Date: December 17, 2009
Time: 9PM CST/10PM EST
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Cost: FREE!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Get Inspired for the Holidays - LIVE This Thursday Night - Lynette Lewis Joins The Purpose Within!

Having inspiration through the holidays is easier said than done. The holiday season for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends.

But for many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness and anxiety.

BREAK THE MOLD!!

Join Lynette Lewis and I as we discuss the reality of "Hope for the Holidays".

Attend this Web-Rally and you will walk away:
  • Understanding the value of this season
  • The proper process for reflection of your year's accomplishments
  • How-to celebrate your journey
  • How you can begin to create a strategy for your best year ever in 2010
Never been to a Web-Rally? Here's a definition for you.

n. a get-together of other like-minded enthusiasts, primarily to meet and socialize; renew in strength and vigor... all over the web or even the phone!!!

It's all the RAGE and you are invited. Call and friend, invite a co-worker and shift your zip code to a new reality of hope, peace, abundance and joy for the holidays.

I can't wait to hear you there!

Your Sister in Love & Prosperity,
Allyson Byrd
Creative Director
The Purpose Within.
www.thepurposewithin.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

FYI


For Your Inspiration!


Join us during the month of November
as we celebrate

Gratitude




Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief

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Time: 9PM CENTRAL
Cost: FREE!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Don't Miss Out!




Join us
TONIGHT
as we celebrate

Gratitude


With Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis



Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief

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November 19, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Making My List


What are you grateful for?

Make a list of 20 things that you are grateful for...

Now narrow that list down to the top 10...

Review it...

Narrow that down to the top THREE...

Next, list all of the things that you have done that others can be grateful for...

Which list should be greater?


When doing something for someone else it should cause all involved to be grateful.



Today choose to do something that brings about a "Grateful Moment"



Join us during the month of November
as we celebrate

Gratitude

Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis


Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief

Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
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or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883 Date:
November 19, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Definition of...


grat·i·tude the state of being grateful

when was the last time you found yourself in a moment to be grateful?

when have you caused someone else to be grateful?

what can you to do today to create a "grateful moment"?



Join us during the month of November
as we celebrate

Gratitude

Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis


Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief

Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
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or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883 Date:
November 19, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Purpose Within Blog Returns November 9, 2009!!!

Join us during the month of November
as we celebrate
Gratitude

Our Guest:
Lynette Lewis

  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Author of Climbing the Ladder in Stillettos
  • Host of Pure Life Womens Conference
  • Co-founder of Strategic Global Initiatives with her husband Ron Lewis

To learn more about our feautured guest click here:


Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief

Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
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Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


Impulsive people look at their life conditions and situations with the assurance that what they desire they can indeed MAKE happen.


Does your situation require that you act impulsively? Add movement, momentum and traction to your circumstance and determine that you can turn it around to work in your favor!


The Purpose Within Welcomes:
Rick Hawkins
Renowned Pastor, Author and Teacher

The Power of Impulse and Being in Your 'NOW' Moment!


Join Our LIVE Web-Rally, Thursday, October 15th
During This Session, You Will:

·Discover How To Turn Potential Into Reality
·Embrace Possibility for Your Destiny To Become Realized
·Learn How Life's Pressures are Expanding Your Capacity For Greatness

Join the Show & Uncover the Original Intention and Plan for Your God-Designed Life!

Your Host: Allyson Byrd
Our Guest: Pastor Rick Hawkins
Space Is Limited! Call In Early!

LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL Cost: FREE!

Monday, October 12, 2009

What Are You Doing with Disappointments?


“Don’t let disappointments determine your outcome. If you don’t act on a God impulse, you’ll miss out on a God opportunity.”
Pastor Rick Hawkins
http://www.rickhawkins.org/


The Power of Impulse and Being in Your 'NOW' Moment
The Purpose Within Welcomes:

Rick Hawkins
Renowned Pastor, Author and Teacher

Join Our LIVE Web-Rally, Thursday, October 15th

During This Session, You Will:

· Discover How To Turn Potential Into Reality

· Embrace Possibility for Your Destiny To Become Realized

· Learn How Life's Pressures are Expanding Your Capacity For Greatness

Join the Show & Uncover the Original Intention and Plan for Your God-Designed Life!

Your Host: Allyson Byrd
Our Guest: Pastor Rick Hawkins


Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883 Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
Cost: FREE!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Purpose Within Welcomes: Rick Hawkins discussing "The Power of Impulse!"


Do You Believe That ALL Things Are Possible For Your Life?
LIVE - Thursday, Oct. 15th at 9pm CST


The Purpose Within Welcomes:

Rick Hawkins
Renowned Pastor, Author and Teacher

The Power of Impulse and Being in Your 'NOW' Moment
Join Our LIVE Web-Rally, Thursday, October 15th

During This Session, You Will:

· Discover How To Turn Potential Into Reality
· Embrace Possibility for Your Destiny To Become Realized
· Learn How Life's Pressures are Expanding Your Capacity For Greatness

Join the Show & Uncover the Original Intention and Plan for Your God-Designed Life!

Your Host: Allyson Byrd
Our Guest: Pastor Rick Hawkins
Space Is Limited! Call In Early!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Date: October 15, 2009 Time: 9PM CENTRAL Cost: FREE!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Abundant Living, It's Our Right!

"It is not only my right and my privilege to walk in the abundance God has for me, it is my responsibility...just as it is my responsibility to live the rest of my truth."

- Jan Denise

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You are Whole, You are Complete

"Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.





Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality."- Wayne Dyer

This week, we encourage you to focus on the abundance of you. Remove yourself from the scarcity conversation that says, "I am not enough" and operate in the is-ness of your greatness. Celebrate your God-essence and know that you walk in totality, completeness, resolve and clarity.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Journey of Life featuring Contributing Writer, Gina Pearson


The journey of life is filled with promise and promotion; posture yourself with poise and use the pressure of life to push you forward.

Pressure will only stifle you when you resist due to a misperception of why the pressure exists.

If you determine that pressure is not working for you, you are afraid to move forward.

If you embrace reality and refine your understanding of the pressure, you shift and gain positive ground.

Here’s an example of a misperception: Fear is bad.

Here’s an example of a positive perception shift:

F – Face Up
E – Expect
A – Awareness
R – Reality

Face up with expectation and awareness to current reality. Your reality is that all things are working for your good. What could go wrong?

Here’s an affirmation to jumpstart your new thinking:

My adversity is an opportunity to overcome and triumph.
I live in unlimited possibility.
I have unlimited potential.
All things are working for my good.

I celebrate my awareness.
I honor my greatness.
I stand in power.
I am whole and complete.
I am enough.
All things are working for my good.

Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO
www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within

Date: September 17, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Space Is Limited!Call In Early!
Cost: FREE! Get Inspired!

Gina Pearson, Contributing Writer
Allyson Byrd, Editorial Director
Camille Turner-Mason, Editor-in-Chief
Rockn’ Purpose Blogspot
Contact: camille@thepurposewithin.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

The School of Life


BACK by Popular Demand

Gina Pearson Joins The Purpose Within

& Rockn' Purpose Radio, September 17, 2009

LIVE - 9PM CST/10PM EST


“Preparing for Promotion!” LIVE Web Rally


You have been sent to earth with purpose. It’s your job to discover it.
Stop complaining about the curriculum in the School of Life.
Find your passion, presence it and then you will know peace.


Discover new energy available for my advancement.


Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!


LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO


Time: 9PM CENTRAL

or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Space Is Limited!Call In Early!


Cost: FREE!Get Inspired!


Gina Pearson, Contributing Writer

Allyson Byrd, Editorial Director

Camille Turner-Mason, Editor-in-Chief

Rockn’ Purpose Blogspot

Thursday, September 10, 2009

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Gina Pearson discusses: "Preparing for Promotion!"


ATTENTION! ATENCION!

BACK by Popular Demand, Gina Pearson Joins The Purpose Within & Rockn' Purpose Radio, September 17, 2009, LIVE - 9PM CST/10PM EST
“Preparing for Promotion!” LIVE Web Rally

When asked about the conversation of promotion, Gina shares, “I’m learning to live my life being prepared for promotion. That is the perspective I choose to view my life with as change confronts me and the seasons of my life shift so rapidly.

Instead of being stuck, cynical, and stagnate, I have discovered a passion for transformation that supports me in transitioning from one season to another.”

Discover new energy available for my advancement.

Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!
LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGTALK RADIO

www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within

Date: September 17, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Space Is Limited!
Call In Early!
Cost: FREE!
Get Inspired!

Allyson Byrd, Editorial Director
Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief
Rockn’ Purpose Blogspot
Contact: camille@thepurposewithin.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Correction

Yesterday, we ran a piece entitled "Remember". We incorrectly listed the contributing writer as Tonielle Bent. It was actually the work of Carmen White-Janak. We apologize for the mistake.


Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!

LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGCAST RADIO
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Date: September 10, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief
iRock Purpose Blogspot
Contact: camille@thepurposewithin.com

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Remember




This week I had the pleasant experience of remembering someone whom I love dearly, my grandmother, Nana. I’m often reminded of her influence in my life from smelling the intense grab you from around the corner aroma of one of her Sunday meals that she prepared on Saturday complete with homemade rolls or pound cake (because we were in church all day on Sunday) or the soft kisses that she insisted be planted right on your lips or the way she added care to your life daily.






This week I was reminded what a gift it is to Remember.



Oftentimes, we don’t want to recall certain circumstances or people that have come and gone in our lives due to how they left or how the circumstance played itself out. Whatever, the reasoning is remembering a time that is difficult to forget or forgive is often the first step in getting on with our lives. Many times it is necessary to leave behind those people, places, and predicaments that left you wounded, wondering, and scared. Can I tell you that it is OK! Why? In order to return to love and life we must endure the process that gets us there and process is never pretty. It is oftentimes horrendous and gut-wrenching, but worth it.



Who you are, your ability to bring life, light and healing to those who need it most is dependent upon you remembering, recalling, re-evaluating who you have been destined to be in this world and find that place and operate in excellence when you get there.
All of our memories may not be wonderful but they carry the seeds of greatness within them and they all mix together to make us who we are today.



So, do not forget that tragedy, trauma or terror or the terrific circumstance that has shaped you. The moment that you choose to remember and hold that memory for what it is worth in your life the aroma of freedom will grab you and take you around the corner to a destination that would not be reached by forgetting or ignoring.



Choose to REMEMBER.
Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!
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Date: September 10, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
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Carmen White-Janak, Contributing Writer
Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief
iRock Purpose Blogspot







Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spotlight on This Week's Contributing Writers


The Purpose Within Welcomes Pastors Terrance and Davette Chatman!


This dynamic husband and wife duo are the leaders of the

Abundant Love Empowerment Center in Lansing, Illinois.


This week we will feature writings from each of them.

It is our hope that you are blessed by their encouraging words!


If you live in the area, you can join them for Sunday service, 11:ooam at

Heritage Middle School, 19250 S. Burham Ave.


If you like to contact them you may send an email to empowerment_7@yahoo.com





Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!

LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGCAST RADIO
www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within
Date: September 10, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Space Is Limited! Call In Early!

Cost: FREE!

Get Inspired!


Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief
iRock Purpose Blogspot
Contact: camille@thepurposewithin.com





Just In Case You Missed It! Joy From the Inside Out




I often think about how amazing a mother’s love is for her child. From the moment of conception she embraces motherhood with an enormous amount of passion and love for her baby. For the next 9 months a relationship is developed that has the ability to stand through life’s most trying times. Through the agony of birth a seed of joy is planted and with every accomplishment that same seed is watered.

That kind of joy resides in the deepest reservoir of a mother’s soul; it can’t be easily seen but often felt. When she begins to brag about that child making straight A’s you can feel it, when she speaks of their talents and how proud she is you can feel it. There is an overwhelming sense of satisfaction she feels because of that child. When a mother says “You’re my pride and joy”, she means it, because that kind of joy only comes from the inside out! That child came from the fabric of her being and now, that child is the fruit of her labor.

That same kind of joy is what the Father feels when he says we are the apple of His eye and how we were fearfully and wonderfully made and that there is no good thing He would withhold from us. Today, take comfort in knowing that the One who created you looks upon you with joy and delight, even when you may feel that you don’t deserve it.


It is that kind of love that gives us unspeakable joy from the inside out.

Action: Pull out a piece of paper; write a note of gratitude to God. List three essential character features about you that you are grateful exist as a part of your inside being. Now, celebrate you the best way you know how. Today is a new day of awareness, possibility and joy… from the inside OUT!



Get Ready, Set, Go Higher this September!

LISTEN LIVE @ BLOGCAST RADIO
www.blogtalkradio.com/The-Purpose-Within
Date: September 10, 2009
Time: 9PM CENTRAL
or BY PHONE - Dial-in: (347) 857-4883
Space Is Limited! Call In Early!

Cost: FREE!

Get Inspired!

Terrance Chatman, Contributing Writer
Camille Turner-Mason
Editor-in-Chief
iRock Purpose Blogspot
Contact: camille@thepurposewithin.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

Real Joy!


According to Webster, the definition of joy is: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.

Isn’t that a wonderful statement of hope and empowerment?

I can’t say that I’ve always known the true expression of joy; however, I recently celebrated my 46th birthday and at the stroke of midnight, my wonderful husband gave me 46 kisses on my face for every year of life. My 20 year-old daughter wrote a beautiful tribute to honor me and my entire family was excited to bestow gifts, laughter and the warmth of their presence to specially celebrate my existence on that day.

This day I knew real joy. In reflection, I was overwhelmed because that day represented true success in my life. I am solid in the love that my husband and I share with one another. I have the good fortune of having a family that loves me. God continues to give me the desires of my heart and the blessing of my well being.

As I sat in my bed with tears in my eyes, full to the brim with joy, I experienced the natural, sweet energy and expression of joy.

Action
: Clarity is power. If you aren’t clear as to what joy represents for you… here’s your opportunity. Define the meaning of joy in your life and then look for the active side of joy in your relationships, your community and most importantly with how you honor yourself.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Encourage Yourself!


You made it!


Today is a new day!


Here's a little something to help you get through...




Just remember, sometimes you just have to encourage yourself.


Make today a great day!



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Monday, August 31, 2009

Get In The Fight!


When we are faced with difficulty, we must learn to remember when God brought us through, met our need and/or brought a transformational change in our lives. Our faith has to be awakened from the temporary haze of being knocked down, preparing to strike a haymaker on the difficulty. Something is about to get knocked out...




Click on the link below to view today's inspiration, video,
"Declaration (This Is It)" - Kirk Franklin
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Protecting My Identity


“Without joy in your life you are powerless.” –Joyce Meyer

I recently received a call from my bank asking me if I wanted identity protection on my account. That phone call caused me to think about my identity on a daily basis. The question that consistently came to mind was, “Who is responsible for protecting my identity?”
The answer was ME! This answer is obvious but is sometimes lost in midst of chaos and joy robbers.

I began to recall the many times that I am asked to show proof of identity.
I wondered what exactly are they looking for, what do they see?
Do I look like I feel?
Today I have nothing to be frustrated about, I feel great.
The picture on my identification shows me frustrated and irritated.
Is this truly proof of identity?
What can I do to protect my identity?

I have found that my identity is simply the original me that God created in the likeness of Him.

My identity is made up of those things that do not change about me; for example, your finger prints. No matter how large or small you are your finger print will never change because it’s a part of your identity.

We receive our identity while in our mother’s womb, but we allow joy robbers and chaos to steal our identities because we didn’t protect them. Choosing joy instead of making a comfy pallet for hindrances of fear, doubt, pity, frustration, and irritation will help in protecting our identities.
My greatest hindrance in the past has been fear. Fear has stopped me so many times in the past. Fear became so comfortable for me that I would actually be paralyzed by it. It was not until I began to understand the power in my choosing that I became free from fear. I understand now that choosing JOY over fear allows me to protect my identity and maintain peace in my atmosphere.

Purpose: Understanding that we are responsible for protecting our identities by the choices we make daily.

Action: Embrace the power you have to choose and when choosing be sure that you are choosing to protect your identity. Choose JOY not those things that try to hinder you daily.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - It's Time for a Joy Break!

Sometimes we all need a little help to shift our focus from
complaining about what we don't have to praising about what we do have.

Take a JOY BREAK today!
I Just Wanna Say no matter how hard the circumstances may be, we are never alone!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Joy Personified


It’s the first day back at school and I’m filled with anticipation of a year that will be successful.

Simply because I, along with the top scholars I am privileged to work with daily, choose for it to be. As I look at these special children, who often have faced more loss and lack in their young lives than I may ever see in my entire lifetime, I am grateful that because of my interaction with them, as challenging as it may be, I’ve experienced some of the greatest love and excitement to-date. In spite of, they are ever-hopeful and filled with boundless energy and abundant ability.


My kids represent joy in human form, for like joy, they are not daunted by circumstances, nor does their existence fail to touch the world around them. Like joy, they bring inspiration and a welcome relief from the periodic strain of my adult experience. They bring light and love and they trigger my awareness that my authentic design is meant for motivation as I move through this often-confounding life-walk. They refresh my at-times jaded soul and teach me that as I teach them, anything is possible, and everything is just as it should be. They remind me of the purity of this experience and that I must approach things spirit-first. They are a representation of the accuracy that we arrive with, and the fact that true joy comes in the simplest ways.


A hug, a smile, an enthusiastic greeting in choppy Spanish all keep me conscious of the fact that nothing is insurmountable, and nothing is that daunting that joy can’t slip in and shift my perception from that which is counterfeit to the solid truth that it IS indeed well!


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Purpose Within Celebrates the Life of Sen. Ted Kennedy


The Joy of the Fight


August 27, 2009 our nation awakened to the news of the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. There is much to be said about this outstanding statesman, regardless of your political affiliation, there is no denying that he fought for civil rights, heath care and economic issues of the American people. He reached across party lines and worked together with those that may have not viewed issues the same way he did. A list of his political accomplishments could go on and on.


Today, I wanted to focus on the fight of the “Liberal Lion”.


When I think of Senator Kennedy, the story of the Lion King comes to mind. Much like Simba, Senator Kennedy was left to fill the role as patriarch in his family after the deaths of his father and two older brothers, President John F. and Robert Kennedy. Alone and full of questions, it would have been easy to slip into the darkness of depression never to return, leaving his family waiting for him to lead them through a rough and difficult time. Unlike Simba, Senator Kennedy, rose to the occasion, and faced his adversity head on. He became a surrogate father to his nieces and nephews who were left fatherless, and like a father he worked tirelessly in the senate to provide opportunity and assistance to those who were less fortunate.

As many people look back and remember him, one sentiment was repeated throughout each and every memory spoken, he was a fighter. That description became more evident in his last days as he bravely faced a brain tumor and fought for his life until the very end. What impressed me the most was that Senator Kennedy thought enough of the American people that he met with the governor of his state to work out a speedy replacement for his seat in case of his death.

I didn’t know him personally, but each time I saw him through the eyes of the media I always noticed one thing, he found joy in the fight. Whether he was fighting to bring his family through a difficult time or for healthcare for all Americans, for civil rights, for economic issues, or for the fight of his life against a brain tumor, if you looked closely, you could see in his eyes that he found joy in the fight.

The Purpose Within salutes the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and those who were affected by his hard work.


The Lion sleeps tonight…


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