I've been in Houston since last Tuesday attending the Association of Black Psychologists annual convention. As I'm sitting in my hotel room I'm surrounded by all the tropes of industry – tall office buildings, highways, Dillard's and Neiman Marcus…it occurs to me that in past it would have invoked feelings of striving, acquiring, 'success'. Instead, I'm feeling centered, calm, and assured. As I began to reflect on what my "Manifestation Monday" statement would be a plane made its way across the sky…and this came to me…

"I soar to new heights with ease to my divine destination of manifest wealth"

Affirming Sacred Vision: Dissertation Manifestation

“Sacred” by Paul Lewin
In my previous post I shared how I create “incantations for manifestation”. As a graduate student, its important that I keep my vision for my dissertation in the forefront of my spirit-mind. On the front of my planning journal (I use a Hobonichi Techo Avec) I have my research inquiry formatted in a way that is inspirational.  Each day, as I open my “hobo” the first thing I see “Sacred” by the artist Paul Lewin and my dissertation inquiry.

It’s important that you keep your vision in the forefront when planning how to use your time. I would encourage you to find an inspiration image and write out a top priority vision – place it in the front of your planning journey. Start your day by affirming your sacred vision.

Incantations for Manifestation for Summer 2017

Sum 17 AffirmationAt the beginning of each season I set my intention for what I want to manifest. It’s a three-step process I learned from my wellness coach Asara Tsehai.

To begin the process, you need to be in quiet reflective state. Begin by doing a body scan meditation. Placing your hand over your heart, ask you body the following questions:

  • What is my THEME? – what is the overarching theme for this season?
  • What am I willing to RELEASE? – what activities, ideas, processes am I willing to let go of in order to manifest my theme?
  • What am I willing to say YES to? – what activities, ideas, processes am I willing to embrace, practice, do or be in order to manifest my theme?
  • What do I DECLARE? – what is a short declarative statement that affirms all of the above?

Remember – at each step check in with your body…take deep breathes…get out of your head and allow your full-self to speak.

Once completed, type it out on a pretty piece of paper and put it in a journal. Read it daily as a personal magic spell. Literally work them as incantations for manifestation.

Beginning My Art of Money (AOM) 2015 Journey

My Money Relationship Vision for 2015
Money and me will be honest with each other. I will treat money with respect and invite money back into my life in a positive way. Where it supports me and brings me freedom and ease.
I will have clarity with money by being open and forthcoming without shame or fear of looking at my financial statements.
I will improve my knowledge of grant writing and scholarships.
I will create a process and clear boundaries for my financial relationship with my family.
I will begin to see money as something that makes my life easier. I will have more in savings than I do in credit debt at the end of each month. I will be comfortable with having money.
I will step into my value more and more. I will create healthy spending habits. Be in financial integrity so that I can coach others.
I will practice positive money rituals.
Core Values/Themes for 2015
  • Be honest and open with myself and my household
  • Set and keep healthy financial boundaries
  • Save more. Spend less.
  • Be open to receiving gifts and being supported


Remnants of a Past Life

ImageIn 2007 I stepped away from a career that I had been building for nearly twenty-years. This career path had culminated in a six-figure position in the corporate offices of one of the largest financial institutions in the United States. In my personal life, I was responsible for mortgage payments on a half-a-million dollar loft, car payments, credit card payments, homeowner association dues, professional organization dues and more. My monthly expenses were averaging $6000. I also had panic attacks, migraines and nightmares.

But even after walking away from the bank, I continued to try to carry it all. For two more years, I did consulting work which paid the bills for a bit, but by the end of 2009 I was suffering from severe exhaustion, the bills had falling behind, and I had gained fifty-pounds. So, I called all the creditors; the mortgage company, the credit union, the credit card companies, and my bankruptcy attorney. Freedom was at hand.

Moving into a lovely one-bedroom apartment required a lot of downsizing. But instead of letting go of all that didn’t fit into this new reduced sized life – I got a storage unit. For five-years at an average cost of two-hundred and five dollars per month which comes to around $15,000 I have been holding on to the remnants of my past life. This weekend, I sorted through the dusty storage unit and faced the ghosts of my past.

I was able to fill three trash boxes with mounds of documents from my banking and non-profit management career, I released three boxes of design, management, and fiction books that will be sold or donated. I released six pairs of shoes, a trunk of office supplies, a huge box of party supplies (disposable forks, serving plates, cups, bowls). Over the next few days many of these items will find new homes.

I kept a few things, the certificates of appreciation and recognition, the family pictures from my old desk, a few African decor design books, a leather duffle bag that I used to move to Oakland in 1997.

With the emptying of the storage space, I am truly free of the burdens of the past. I am now able to fully live in the present. Unburden.

The Six Figure Woman Affirmation

secrets-of-six-figure-women1-115x173I am a financially independent woman, one who is at ease with abundance and receptive to the freedom it brings. I have the wherewithal needed for sculpting my life, as well as the betterment humanity. By me doing my part, collectively women will have the resources, values, vision and sensitivity to change the world, to heal the planet. I understand that women are the future of man. As a Successful High Earner, I empower myself.

I am undeniably a powerful person. I no longer “water myself down.” I see my work is all about relationships. It’s a wf by living life on my own terms, finding pleasure in my work, in my relationships and the opportunities I have to serve my community. I am powerful because I do what I love doing. I am able to help pay of serving others, its part of my happiness. I’ve found ways to be of service that I’d never dreamed of and I’m getting paid handsomely for it. I have the best of both worlds. I understand that my state of mind determines my level of success. I have lots of faith in myself. I have the power of my thoughts to create my reality. I am a conscious spender and a disciplined saver. I am NOW living the life that I imagined. I have answered the call to the higher work of wealth. I let go of the fear of success. I do what is right for me and the Universe supplies. eople and make money too. I am a woman who uses her money to pursue her dreams, live out her values, and make an impact on others.

I Adeeba D Deterville, and I release the extraordinary buried inside and I awaken to the Goddess within. I commit to expand my potential, become all I can be, create more abundance, and share it with others. I am the transformative force that I was meant to be. I am a six-figure woman. I am a powerful woman. I work in the six-figure sector. I am a Successful High Earner. I have declared my intention. I am willing to let go of fear.  I stretch – I am audacious. I seek and find support.

I…Spend Less • Save More • Invest Wisely • Give Generously.

I know that…  It’s possible • It doesn’t mean working all the time • I can fulfill my values • I love what I do • I feel the fear and go for it anyway • I have a workable equilibrium • I have a good laugh • I appreciate abundance.

I have… Audacity • Resilience • Encouragement • Self-Awareness • Non-attachment • Financial know-how

And so it is. Ori Ire.