Spiritual Shinobi

As we walk in this world, we are,

Spiritual Shinobi.

People treading on me like they know me,

Expecting an aggressive reaction like they owe me,

Or for me to cry like woe is me,

What can I do without my power?

Must I depend on a coward whom I once admired in my naivete days,

In a daze by vain traits amazed by false charm,

Until truth sounded the alarm, for me to be alarmed,

Took me a while to realize I was truly harmed,

T’was called among others to walk courageously into the narrow path,

As the years went by, we went up the ranks of this life,

stifled by the messes, pain was relentless, we didn’t settle to lay in bed with this nonsense,

tests seemed meaningless until we bared to witness true greatness that makes us,

our conscience is God,

or perhaps God is our conscience,

either way there was a voice that sang, rang the alarm before we go do harm to ourselves or others,

We tend to lose when we don’t take heed to repeated warnings until it has us mourning,

We constantly are at battle with untouchable realms,

They say “Earth is parallel to hell,”

We’re constantly getting attacked simultaneously by the physical and the spiritual,

That’s why we have to make mind rejuvenation, prayer, fasting, nature walks, and meditation a ritual.

Everything happens for a reason, keep your eyes open for intruders that may seek to break into your home, your temple, your castle must be on defense mode,

impeccable defense like an undefeated world champion boxer, keeping doors locked, so even the nocturnal troops cannot knock, through the impenetrable cement blocks,

Cementing the concept that we’re selective of whom we allow to visit,

Our Kingdom, cannot be ruled by the dumb,

Our Shinobi Kingdom must stand strong, against the darkness that keeps on lurking from murky waters, seeking to only destroy any chance they get, don’t give’em any chances,

we already know the advances of savages,

nothing can remedy a cemented reprobate mind incarcerated in a den of wickedness,

walking mindlessly like zombies, you cannot trust them, approach cautiously,

otherwise their bite will diminish your ability to fight, war ignites,

maintain discernment and observe the absurdities of our enemies,

Stay strong fellow Spiritual Shinobi, and for as long as your vision never gets blurry, you have nothing to worry.

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

5 Benefits of Resetting your Mind

There are times we may feel fatigued or burned out, from the everyday routines we stick to, the stresses of life, sensory overload, the redundant work we do, and getting our daily dose of screen radiation from our smartphones and computers. The longer we spend glued to our devices, the more we are being transformed into a being separate from what we were initially created for. We become more robotic in a sense. Grant it, everything revolves around the internet, apps, and smartphones; it is inevitable, however, we must also take some time off these devices. Our mind needs to reset from time to time. I’d say try to limit your consumption of TV or internet/apps everyday, but if you cannot help it then you can perhaps take a day off of it.

What is resetting your mind?

Allowing your mind to relax from constant stimuli and distractions. You’re essentially dedicating that time or day to clear your mind of any toxic thought patterns. It simply means to give your brain a break from sensory overload which leads to overthinking and insomnia. You know those times you try to go to sleep but can’t because of random thoughts intruding? Random thoughts that require you to look it up to be sure of it. The picture below can best describe this:

Photo credit to Factorymeme

I’ve gone through that myself too, and it can mess up your sleeping patterns. It really should be top priority to gadget fast or refrain from social media if you can help it. Since I’ve implemented this I’ve noticed I sleep much better, a wake up early with energy, and no migraines. Even if I don’t fully gadget fast, I’d only use my phone to play healing music/chill lofi while making art, reading, or writing. I usually do this on Saturdays since it is the 7th day of the week for keeping Sabbath. Either way it goes try to fit relaxation and mind recalibration time into your schedule. Your brain will thank you!

Now let’s look at the benefits of resetting your mind.

1. SHARPENS INTELLECT

Especially if you read books during your reset, you’ll notice your thoughts moving quicker and more efficiently. You don’t have that brain fog, and forgetfulness flees. You can pretty much think clearer, resulting in increasing your cognitive abilities like breaking down the logic of an argument, better comprehension, recalling information, and being able to articulate that knowledge. You become like a sponge, being able to absorb vast amounts of information without feeling the overload so soon. It actually becomes satisfying to learn, (that’s the beauty of reading physical books). On another note, it is said that reading physical books could reverse the adverse effects of phone radiation that are eyes are blamed with everyday. Check this article here regarding “Digital dementia” and how to rejuvenate our brain from the damage of phone addiction. Reading books was one of the things mentioned in the article that could prevent mental deterioration later on in life.

2. LONGER ATTENTION SPAN

When you take the time to go for a casual walk, or (even better!) an adventurous hike in nature, you are forced to be alert. You are cautious. Because you have to be. And this places us back into our human nature, of being wary of our surroundings; therefore, our attention spans increase. You have to pay attention to where you go in your environment. Also, walking or hiking for example, can help us reevaluate our lives and thoughts. Our thoughts can be transformed from that experience, thus our lives transform along with it, because it all starts in the mind. Going for a hike gives us that slight anticipation of what’s coming next up ahead, you have no time to be staring at a glaring lit phone, otherwise you might stumble, fall, and drop your phone on the mud! Oh no. And we don’t want that do we? So put it in your pocket and keep moving! Your thoughts are now your “feed.” Now FEED your mind with organic thought traffic.

3. STRESS DISSIPATES

We need to take breaks throughout the day, and even so take the whole day off at least one day out of the week. Stress is one of those silent killers, so take the time to relax and shut off all that noise. We all need some quiet time to regenerate otherwise we’ll degenerate into degenerate behavior in order to come with the stress.

You never want to let stress get the best of you. You don’t want to fall back into toxic patterns. But in order to prevent that, you must first avoid stress from building up in the first place. That’s why it is so crucial to take a day or two off. We all need it. And just chill. Go do a hobby you enjoy. Dance. Play an instrument or produce music. Write therapeutically. Go to the beach, enjoy that ocean breeze. Any waterfront will do, but nothing tops the majestic ocean. Immerse yourself in nature like a trail. Or listen to some chill music and draw or paint. Play a sport, or hit the gym. Go for a good run, and allow that cardio action to give you runner’s high. As a person who’s runs anywhere between 5 to 10 miles, I can attest to the fact that runner’s high is euphoric. It keeps you in a good mood. Definitely a stress reliever.

4. YOU’RE MORE LAIDBACK, YOU DON’T GET EASILY AGITATED

Have you ever heard of a person being agitated after meditation? Has anyone been angry after enjoying a day of leisure? I’ve never seen a person irritated coming from a sunny day outat the beach! Generally, when we are getting burned out, we tend to be on edge, which can push us to get triggered easily. We need a break and when we don’t get that we go off. Like in jail for instance, everyone’s on edge to an extent, and it doesn’t take much to agitate an inmate. I’m sure we know this. Being confined behind walls and bars with maniacs can drive anyone over the edge. You get no breaks in jail, and just like in the outside world, we may be overworking ourselves to death daily. Of course the environment is different, but the fatigue can be felt the same when we don’t give ourselves that peace that we need. Thankfully, we are out here, with some degree of freedom to choose to take a day off.

5. OUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOW BETTER

This rings true especially if you are an artist of some sort. You need that time to unravel the ideas trapped in your mind. Your mind is a factory that manufactures infinite creations. But if you don’t allow the machine to cool down it will break from constant overuse. No more creativity. Too tired and stressed to fix it. You don’t want to destroy that thing in you that gives you purpose. You have it in you to create many works. But in order to bring that into fruition you must reset your mind, then dig into it, to find the jewels. Normally, people don’t know they’ll find jewels until they do. But you have to dig for it. In order to dig, you have to be in a relaxed state. And when you keep digging, you’ll find an infinite river current where your creativity flows. And it’ll keep flowing forever so don’t waste any time! Whenever you can tap into that, please do, and never let this rat race world make you neglect your God-given talents. Do not give up your creativity or peace of mind!

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 © 2021

Nocturnal Intruders (poem)

Panic attacks, a defense mechanism to quickly awaken from nocturnal intrusions,

I suppose it is a way to stop those from taking over your vessel while you nestle in your bed resting,

Hyperventilating, heart palpitating, awaiting the end to the sudden turbulence.

I’m compelled to awaken from the sudden rush of adrenaline,

for no reason it seems, except that of prior abuse,

by a trustworthy human possessed by the shadows that lurked within my room, tried to groom me,

I was a late bloomer, didn’t get the chance to fully develop yet,

on the cusp of pre-adolescence,

my innocence dissipated from my hands,

fighting to grasp it once again but it has disappeared into oblivion.

Been having anxiety attacks since 2009,

there’s no longer denying,

the thing that inflicts me at random times,

mainly nighttime frights,

that sends my body into fight or flight mode,

we may overcome past traumas but the pattern remains embedded,

mutated into sleep paralysis, my hypothesis is that it is much more than just that,

I’ve seen foreign entities creeping,

long shadows who’d extent to my bed, but have limited reach,

seeking to seep my energy until I’m depleted,

it’s a spiritual attack laced with panic.

I am at peace currently no reason for anxiety, but it comes suddenly like someone summoned it up to me,

this thing comes to disrupt the circadian rhythm, and seize our peace from sleep,

it also comes to steal our breath.

I’ve actually felt my breath being sucked out but it wouldn’t quite budge,

Now, who’s really in charge?

Need not to worry, for matter cannot be created nor destroyed.

The only tactic the nocturnal intruder has is

the attempt of knocking you out by intruding your spirit with fear,

the feeling that death is near.

Remember; We are closer to the source of infinite life than they are.

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

E T E R N A L BREATH (Poem)

Conflicted? Dizzy spells,


spells out spiritual affliction,


like random anxiety attacks,


packs plenty of power, to supress energy for battle


you may not be compatible with this matrix,


so you have to detach yourself, from anything


that is going to drive you into a maniac,


cardiac arrest, takes alot of heart to depart from the shawdowy hand cuffs, shiesty activity,

the infliction isn’t physical, it’s meta-,


you never met a physical opponent who attempts to paralyze you in your sleep,


and yet we still breathe,


because we carry the breath for eternity.


– Yasira Damas

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

The Scarcity Mindset…

Can keep you from reaching your overall potential. You’ll never know how far you can go if you don’t give it a GO. Our mindset could be the very thing hindering us from our exponential growth.

A poverty mindset is basically a mindset of scarcity, a doubtful mentality, where you constantly second-guess yourself. You feed into the lack of belief you have for yourself, and that impedes you from moving forward. It’s something we can change yet we often overlook the power of the mind. We fixate ourselves with other things that we think is the root cause of our distraught thoughts, but we fail to realize our misfiring synapses cannot seem to reach into the correct cranial portals of our brain, causing a failure in our thought process, thus a negative mindset remains alive, eating us alive, keeping us in a hive, that which incarcerates us.

Some of us have spent the first years of our lives believing in scarcity, scared to leave the city, preventing ourselves from entering into a new beginning.

How do we know what’s in store for us when we don’t even make our approach? No one else will do it for us. Some of us wait until someone else does it, but what if no one ever does? What if you’re the only one meant to do it? Or you may be a once in a lifetime figure for that talent/gift.

If you ask me. I’d say go for it! When you are called to do something then you must! It is your life’s purpose to accomplish your mission on this Earth. That way when your last days come, you’ll live with no regrets, no what ifs, all you have is a sense of satisfaction that you’ve done what you were set out to do all these decades, and when you close your eyelids one last bit, you welcome in the last breath you take, and your breath is then taken safely, into another dimension, a blissful one, where we would have no concept of the perils and pitfalls of this pitiful world.

So while we’re still here, when you know your calling, do embark on that journey, let go of doubts, just see where it takes you, keep your discernment strongly intact, so you’re aware of the right and wrong paths you may find along the way. Life has plenty of traps set up to ensnare us, so beware.

Why You Cannot Always Trust Your Senses

The 6th sense is a powerful phenomenon, but in this blog we’re talking about physical senses which originates from feelings. And feelings are whimsical and fleeting, therefore they aren’t the most reliable sources for information.

You Cannot always trust your senses, our senses could be used against us through ways that we may be enticed and aroused into self-destructive behavior. Our senses can make us fall into temptation that could ruin our lives, all because it feels good at the moment, impulsively compelled to do the unthinkable, that we later regret when it’s all set and done.

Was it really worth it? No.

Our vulnerability and emotions can manipulate us. Emotions are inconsistent. Just because it feels right doesn’t mean it is right.

We Are Our Own Architects…

For our own lives.

We have control over our own life’s decisions. As an architect, you cannot blame others for your faults, for causing that structure to fall because YOU designed it. Do not embark on a project you aren’t ready for. Be equipped with the right amount of knowledge before you build.

It is very important that we move in this world with a logical sound mind. We are indeed architects of our own lives, and like a good architect we have to have vast knowledge on how to build structure into our lives. We must not start off without the basic essentials, the foundation, otherwise the building will topple over.

We are architects yes. We can either be wise ones or foolish ones.

We can be the architects of our own earthly heaven, or we can be architects of our own hell.

Do we want to thrive and live in abundance? Or live in scarcity and quickly reach our demise?

Every choice we make in life has a good and bad consequence. The same age old battle of “Good vs. Evil,” the spiritual battles we face daily is not new. This has been going on since the beginning of time. This is ancient stuff.

Though, there may be plenty of factors we can’t control in life, there are some things we can handle ourselves. It is up to us to do what we can to make the best decisions, and the only way we can do so is by always seeking wisdom. This is achieved through self-reflection, accountability, humility, being in a meditative state (prayer mode), and deep thinking. Vital information can be downloaded onto us when we are humble enough to admit that there’s plenty of things we do not know. And just because you don’t know everything does not mean you cannot learn abundantly.

For as long as we live in this earthly realm, it is impossible to learn every single thing in one lifetime. One lifetime is not enough to learn everything, so there’s no sense in being a prideful, arrogant know-it-all. Enjoy the time here and gather all the information you can. Sharpen your skills, hobbies, talents, and mind. Work smart and have fun.

Be that architect that knows how to build a sturdy structure that lasts centuries or longer. It has surely been done before. Create your own oasis despite the challenges. At least try, so you don’t have to live with regrets.

I’d rather try and fail knowing I at least tried, than to never try and live with the regret of “what if I would’ve…” I’m an overthinker as it is, I cannot live with regret like that. And just because you failed once or twice doesn’t mean you cannot accomplish things. Just try new approaches and keep on building. Find better ways to do so. And build. Keep on trying. The more you try, the higher the likelihood of you actually getting it done the way you always wanted it. A lifetime may be short, but it sure is enough time to shoot your shot, trial and error, until you finally get it right, and you get to enjoy that blessing you reaped from your consistent labor, and wisdom seeking.

Never give up! You never know how close you’re getting to hitting the jackpot!

 © 2021

Graffiti Poetry Art Series 2

Artwork by Yasira Damas – 5/8/21

It reads “YOU cannot follow one who’s iLLOGiCAL, one who wants to go KAMiKAZE with their own LiFE.”

As you may have already seen, I’m starting a Graffiti Poetry Art Series on here. It features the mix of graffiti art letters which emphasize keywords of the poem. The poem is brief, yet impactful. This way, I can showcase not only my poetry, but also my love for marker art at the same time.

I will still be producing blogs though; lengthy poems too. This site will continue to have more content for you all to read and be intrigued! So stay tuned! Thank you.

ETSY ART SHOP JUST OPENED!!

In addition to blogging and writing, I do love art, particularly abstract, digital painting, and graffiti/mural art.

Check out the inventory here!! There will be more artwork to come.

Thanks for your support!!