Spirit of Oya

Energizing Through Music & Art

Category Archives: How to be a Dream Maker

post title background Make time to manifest your dreams

Today I’d like to share some thoughts with you about your creative space. First, though, let me ask you an important question. Do you often feel like you don’t have enough time to get your work done? I talk to a lot of creative, and there’s something they all have in common: A lot of them say they don’t have time to really get their best work done. This may sound a little harsh, but … “I have no time” is just an excuse. Maybe you’re thinking, “Who is she to tell me I’m not busy? She doesn’t know my … Continue reading »

post title background The Real and Authentic You

“Who am I, and why am I here?” So many of us get caught up in our busy, everyday routines that we never stop to ask ourselves about our mission in this life. We don’t stop, touch our chest where our heart beats, connect to our spirit and feel the glowing warmth within. So, who are you? This might feel like a big and crazy question to stop and think about sometimes, but you are a human being who gets to live and connect with the beauty of the spirit that resides within and is blessed to live through your … Continue reading »

post title background Shine Your Light through Education

I was recently asked to speak about my book The Five Star Points for Success at a high school. They were about to take their year-end finals, and the administration called upon me to encourage and inspire the students by sharing with them how important education has been to manifesting my dreams and achieving my life’s purpose. I was thrilled, because education has been absolutely critical to my personal growth and my life’s successes. Many people in the entertainment industry believe that you don’t have to go to school in order to succeed. While I do not think that everyone … Continue reading »

post title background Love Your Work by Being a Professional

In my book The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, I talk about believing in yourself and your dreams and why you should command top dollar for your creative work, so you can continue to get clients who will pay you appropriately and support yourself by living your dream. And, you should! But I’m going to kick off this blog post by saying something a little shocking: No matter how awesomely talented you are at what you do, nobody wants to deal with your BS. The fact of the matter is, if you are … Continue reading »

post title background Manifest Your Dreams! My Very First Book is Coming!

You may have noticed I’ve been away from blogging for a while … but I have a wonderful and exciting reason! I have finally written my first book! The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose is about my experiences and my very own “5 Star Points” system, which has allowed me to find success in my career and helped so many other beautiful people grab a hold of their own purpose on this earth and manifest their dreams. After years of study, and after establishing my own system for achieving my goals and living … Continue reading »

post title background Pushing through the Creative Overwhelm

I am scared. (Yep, I really just said that!) I am feeling anxious … nervous. As I take a break from writing my book The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, I feel overwhelmed. I think, “Why did I do this to myself?” “Why did I give myself this deadline?” “How on earth am I going to get this done?” “I need more time!” I even think, “HELP!” Goodness gracious, my creative rays of light: Have you ever felt this way? You probably have! Sometimes you might almost want to just give up, because … Continue reading »

post title background Pledge to Love You … by Using Your Gift

As I’ve continued to reflect on the inspiration behind my latest song “Pledge to Love You” this month, I’ve been thinking about ways I help people discover their gifts. I do my best to motivate and inspire, because I want people to take the steps to move forward with their dreams. Still, I understand that sometimes we just get caught up with life and the daily routine. We have to pay our bills, take care of our kids and significant others, and, of course, take care of ourselves! While these tasks are all just a necessary part of the “daily … Continue reading »

post title background Pledge to Love You … by Living from Your Heart

Here’s an idea I try my best to live by: It’s not about what you do, but why you do it. And I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot as I offer up my latest song “Pledge to Love You” and consider how it applies to our careers and our life’s work. If your “dream job” comes from the heart and also embodies your life’s purpose, you will be fulfilled and feel gratified while doing this job. When you think about your own “dream job,” consider this: Would you do it even if you did not get paid for … Continue reading »

post title background Making a “Pledge to Love You”

As we nestle into the heart of wedding season, my team and I decided that putting out “Pledge to Love You” — the second song from my Spirit of Oya album — would be a great idea. And this got me thinking about this particular song and what inspired me to write it. When other people hear this song, they think of a beautiful wedding song, one that commemorates the loving commitment they make to the man or woman of their dreams. While that is definitely a big part of what was in my heart when I was writing the … Continue reading »

post title background Be a Professional Artist

Alert, alert, my lovely and amazing creators! Do you ever find yourself really wanting to achieve a specific artistic goal … then unable to rise to the occasion when the opportunity to fulfill your dream presents itself? Maybe these excuses look familiar to you: “Man, if I could just get a break!” “If only someone would ask me to play for them/write for them/design for them … I would be so ready!” “Nobody wants to hire me.” If you have made any of the above statements, let me ask you a few questions: Are you actually looking for opportunities? Are … Continue reading »

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