I know that most women my age don’t study the lessons of hard-core rap group NWA but I do.
The NWA documentary is heavy duty and has a real heartfelt message: Don’t burn bridges with people you love. Dr. Dre and Easy E were ground-breaking in the rap movement. They laid down their stories of police brutality and all the horrors of the Compton hoods. Then they got famous and went their separate ways.
They had a hard core gangster type beef with one another all due to ego-based conflict. Then . . . Easy E died of Aids. To see big old Dr. Dre speak of that with such sadness wears me out. I watch it every once in a while.
They basically let their dreams rip them apart.
Chasing your dreams is just one piece of the pie. Are you going to be a whole person when you get there?
On the Feminine Power web site, I came across a quote that I had to admit was true.
Never before have we, as women been holding so much power to shape the future.
Paradoxically, studies show that we’ve never been more unhappy.
I know so many women on anti-depressants. Now I have to pull an Oprah and say this is what I know for sure. You can’t be happy living a life that isn’t authentic.
Much of this comes from trying to achieve our dreams in a masculine paradigm.
It’s time to get your pretty out and wear it. While you are going for your dream remember to employ your feminine wiles!
I want to share a rap prayer with you.
Dear God, Goddess and the powers that be
Please protect, guide and watch over me
So I can do what needs to be done
Because I know in my heart I’m the only one
Who can divine intuitively
From the river of infinite possibility
Sometimes I just close my eyes and go back to my little girl-self, and all the dreams I had.
It’s a nice place to go.
Is there something there you remember that you loved doing – loved being?Â Is there an activity that you got lost in where you would play for hours and hours and would become annoyed when you had to stop?Â There’s information there – in those childhood activities that you love.Â Dreamer Catherine thinks it there in your past where your dream lies.
She believes that you have always known your dream.
What is the dream buried deep inside of you that you have always known?
Are you working on it now?
Laurie has several amazing dreams going on in her life at this time. She left 8 Women Dream in November of 2010 to focus on Club B and her NIA business.