I remember the things my great aunts used to say to encourage me.

When I was a little girl my grandmother and her sisters my great aunts used to often compliment me and say nice things to encourage me and tell me to focus on God and say my prayers. I found my spirituality through a spiritual awakening where suddenly I saw beauty in nature and I had an experience with the divine or God or Jesus and I just knew and for the first time I was sure. I was not alone in this journey. I had an experience where I had a peace wash over me from my head all the way down to my stomach. I felt like I was just being soothed and calmed. I knew then that there is more than just this life or existence. There is more. There is a God!

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

6 thoughts on “I remember the things my great aunts used to say to encourage me.”

  1. You such a pleasant mind accepting post Ayesha. You are straight out about there being a God. Yes, you are right he exists in all living things such as humans, animals and flowers etc. When he lets you have an experience wash over you never forget what he did for you. Praise God for all things we receive as the praise belongs to God. Love him with all our soul, heart might and strength. I know you do Ayesha. God bless you !!


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