Hi everyone, another member of the Soulful B Sisterhood... I'm Alyssa Dean said "A-Lisa"... trust me my name has been a struggle my entire life... sigh.
I happen to be 28 years old- going on 82, yes 82. I married my high school sweetheart Brian in September of 2005, and he also happens to be Megan's loving brother. I have two of the most precious, crazy, dramatic, challenging, and loving little girls. I work full-time graveyard shift 5 nights a week as a Registered Nurse and Full-Time as a mother 24-7. My husband is going to school full time to be a high school teacher and working part time as a pharmacy technician which equals him being gone- all the time. All of this means I sleep very little, but I see it as a beautiful blessing from my Heavenly Father (most of the time) and when you read my posts, you'll understand why.
In all my spare time (belly laugh), I enjoy baking for people, crocheting blankets, remodeling anything that I can find (and my husband will let me), organizing, blogging my family's life, cuddling, and napping- yes napping. I believe you can never write enough thank you notes, and stamps hold a special place in my heart. I was certainly blessed with a love for the elderly-I could just adopt every old person I see. I happen to enjoy yard work, cooking, and cleaning... Just don't make me do the dishes- yuck!
People would tell you I am one those super women who can do everything- without tired bags under my eyes and while smiling. It's a lie. We all know it.Truth is I am an amazingly happy, capable, and blessed Daughter of God- not because my life is without challenges or because I don't require sleep, but because I so often choose to focus on the blessings that surround me. I chose to put the most important things first. Even though the struggles are real, I believe you can too. I am excited to share my testimony of the beautiful Daughter of God you are, of the light that our Heavenly Father place inside you, and joy that He desires you to feel each and everyday. This is going to be BRILLIANT!
At this moment, its 5 am. It’s not unusual for me to be awake on the computer at 5am, after all, I work the graveyard shift. What IS unusual is the excitement I feel at being able to be a part of the Soulful Brilliance Team and the hope I have that as I share my testimony that it will somehow inspire you.
A simple quote sums up my feelings of why I chose to join the soulful brilliance team.
Marriane Williamson said, "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. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
The women who will be writing on this blog are powerful beyond measure, we are gorgeous, talented, and fabulous women of god- JUST LIKE YOU! When we try to down play our great gifts and power, when we shrink or play small, we are only allowing Satan to first control our thoughts of inadequacy and second stop the light Heavenly Father has placed within us from reaching others. In other words... we let Satan win.
The scriptures say. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
You might feel like you don't have any light within you, perhaps you truly don't feel gorgeous, talented and fabulous. Maybe you feel let down, unrewarded for your efforts, lost and alone. It is my testimony that our Father in Heaven made you, he doesn't make junk! He makes beautiful Daughters of God with special talents and abilities. Within you he has placed light. He loves you, he desires for you to be happy. He desires for you to feel full of light and brilliance, and it is my testimony that this is the reason he inspired the women of the Soulful Brilliance Sisterhood to share their testimonies, life experiences, and light with you... Welcome to our blog, we hope you'll stay.
Challenge: Hang up Marianne Williamson's quote on your bathroom mirror, REMEMBER you are powerful beyond measure. Invite 3 of your family members, friends, co workers to read this blog and join us at #soulfulbsisterhood and www.soulfulbrilliance.blogspot.com .