I have been given the opportunity to work with youth and teens in helping them understand this world we live in through learning about how to love themselves and others. Being a teen is a difficult time and with the demand for parents to work around the clock these days, teens are resorting to social networks and negative influences to be educated and cope with the lack of support. I have noticed a need and that is why I do all I can to help teens develop a routine of self-love, utilizing positive affirmations and education. What I want to say today is…you are special! Everything about you is special! Your name, your physical and mental state and especially your birthday. See in my world this is how I view things…you weren’t just born because your parents had sex or made love, my parents did that for 11 years without protection and birth control before I was born. However, God has a need for us all and he allows us to transport through the portal (birth canal) all with a purpose and reason for living. What happens is life gets in the way. See our parents and grandparents are products of slavery and unfortunately have been brainwashed and trained to be a productive slave and pay bills. However, this is just to fulfill the greed of government, not our lives! We were not born to be slaves, we born Kings and Queens! I was raised by a very caring woman who just happened to be raised with a slave mentality. I knew at a young age that this wasn’t God’s plan for me…when she refused to give change to the homeless and argued with the service if her order was incorrect and I won’t ever forget the time I got yelled at for bringing some ham outside and I threw a piece to a stray dog…see I always like to helped people and I never liked the idea of judging someone else for how they lived, but that wasn’t the heart of all of those around me. So after thinking long and hard I realize that at the end of the day I was born to fulfill God’s purpose and not what my family believes that I should do. I did not ask to be born to my family because if that was the case I would be the daughter of a wealthy family, however we were all born into a family of vessels. These vessels are human just like us however God is using them for a purpose as well. We have to realize what our purpose is, what we do that makes us happy. Once we grab a hold to our born talents and find ways to do more of those things to promote more happiest, paired with our positive responses and that is when life begins. Once we begin to surround ourselves with people who are we can relate with then we begin the journey of learning ourselves and what makes us happy. Most of the time if you were sent here on special assignment from the Universe you battle with your closest family being jealous of you. Those closest to you can’t understand why you dare to be different and they begin to work to tear you down instead of building you up. You do not have to be defined by the circumstances around you, you can overcome and begin controlling your path through consciousness.