Be a Bridge
By Shikera Thomason
This post is an opportunity to understand and witness how bridges (healthy relationships)in the midst of life's changing circumstances can be positively impactful!
Be a BridgeApr 07, 2023
It's the little things
In this episode, I talk about how the little things matter so very much! Also, I encourage others to cherish the little things.
Apr 07, 202307:13
Fishing from an unsteady bridge
In this episode, fishing is discussed as analogy for life aspirations. Also, the unsteady bridge is used as a metaphor of life circumstances and people. Ultimately, I encourage the listener to not focus on the distractions, but on the goal with solidified inner-concentration.
Nov 14, 202206:01
In this episode, I am going to discuss intersections as they relate to life and our growth as well as embracing the lesson within the intersection.
Sep 12, 202206:38
You're really okay; believe it!
In this episode, I address understanding that how you feel, life circumstances, others definitions of you, etc. does not determine how you are! You are better than okay!
Aug 21, 202207:03
Revelations. The deeper revealing in what was originally conveyed.
Jul 19, 202206:25
Recognizing safe and unsafe faith components as you heal
In this episode, I describe ideations and attitudes that can be harmful to one's faith as they heal. I, also, discuss what postive things in relation to a faith commitment to look at while healing.
Jul 17, 202211:23
That's just the way it is
In this episode, I discuss " simple satisfaction" with our lives: where we are, what we feel, and releasing what does not serve us. Being content with the way things are.
Jun 20, 202208:25
Are you spinning or stable?
In this episode, I discuss the feeling of anxiety or what I call " spinning." Additionally, I discuss the roles ignoring and acknowledgment play in life stability and spinning.
May 20, 202205:28
Severing is a necessary occurrence at different juncture in our lives. In this episode, I discuss allowing the " nip and tuck" in certain areas of our lives that will produce fortitude, strength, etc.
Apr 10, 202207:27
In this episode, I talk about what it means to authentically heal or as I like to call it "Heal4real".
Apr 09, 202207:40
Aspire to inspire yourself
In this episode, I discuss how individual perspective of life events can stagnate or motivate a person as well as inspiration being internal first.
Mar 03, 202206:44
Refreshing independently or with your tribe.
In this episode, discuss refreshing and growing in the midst of a tribe and by ourselves.
Jan 02, 202206:03
Don't allow confusion to confuse you!
There may be confusion all around you in this world, but refuse to allow it to confuse you! In this episode, I discuss how to resist being altered by confusion, and instead being a loving bridge!
Dec 11, 202106:17
Transforming and Transformation
During this episode, I discuss how life is on a continuum of change and growth. We have a choice to embrace or resist changing.
Nov 17, 202112:23
Are you transferring your wounds?
In this episode, I discuss wounds and how transferring them are detrimental to the recipient who is in the path of your wound, and I discuss unpacking your wounds...
Oct 25, 202108:45
You better recognize!
In this episode, I discuss the origin of this phrase in my life as well as unpack recognition as it pertains to our lives, peace, plans, etc.
Oct 04, 202105:17
As I grow
In this episode, I discuss growth and how life experiences lend themselves to growing and ow individual growth leads to the growth of others.
Sep 26, 202107:43
Belief: what you believe, who you believe, and how you believe
In the episode, I talk about these facets of belief and how they can hinder and advance you life. Always remember and never forget: belief is powerful!
Sep 03, 202109:32
Understanding and being understood
In this episode, I discuss understanding others through active, empathic listening. I discuss the dynamics of understanding the heart of the person speaking and not just listening to respond...
Aug 16, 202107:04
In this episode, I discuss how those hard, unexpected moments can lead to " Good Things." Life truly is a matter of perspective and our scope determines how we absorb as well as live our lives!
Jul 25, 202107:37
The clearly invisible issue
People often have unaddressed concerns in their lives due to familiarity and comfortability. In this episode, I discuss being gracious with those " clearly invisible issues" and having the courage to tackle them.
Jul 06, 202106:52
The gift of time
In this episode, I discuss time: how swiftly if passes by, how it often slows down, and encouraging you to enjoy time as a gift.
Jun 28, 202108:57
Settling down doesn't mean you settle for down
In this episode, I discuss the phrase " settling down" as it relates to signs of stability and maturity as well as elaborating never settling for the low places in our lives...
Jun 14, 202110:31
Power of love
In this episode, I discuss abiding, absorbing, and sharing the " Power of love" while being a bridge.
Jun 01, 202106:06
In this episode, I discuss learning to be where you are and show up for all of yourself ( physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually). We all have responsibilities and tasks, but we need to never allow those this to supercede being in the moment.
May 24, 202107:07
It is so much more than what you and others say! Toxic Talk begins with the person's mindset and heart condition. Tune in to learn more about what Toxic Talk is!
May 17, 202108:01
Mothering is a beautiful way to bridge love to others. Not all mothers are biological. Some are spiritual mothers that are bridging difference in the lives of people in their community, occupation, and in the life of strangers...I discuss this and more on this week's episode.
May 10, 202107:29
Bridging in your own life
How do you show up for yourself by addressing your own hurt, wounds, and patterns? Can you truly support others when ignoring and denying your inner child wounds? I address all of these in this episode of " Be a bridge."
May 03, 202106:27
Do you understand shadows? In this episode I discuss, shadows: positive and negative. I elaborate on people who cast shadows out because the are insecure, uncomfortable , and unhealed...know your shadows.
Apr 26, 202105:54
Your Moral Compass ( Moral Concept)
In this episode, I discuss understanding that another person does not have the right to dictate others morality. You decide beloved...
Apr 19, 202106:40
In this episode, I discuss the various definitions of the phrase " Hang On" and how to see more clearly the life nuggets of each definition.
Apr 12, 202107:07
Movement and the motion of our essence
When we have unexpected physical movement, that is often coupled with mental as well as spiritual movement. This type of motion causes us to grow individually and allows us to stretch others into growing!
Apr 05, 202106:46
Interconnection between what I believe and who I am
Has life events shaped what you believe or how you believe? In this episode, I discuss how there is an evident relationship between belief and your identity... Is it Helpful or Hurtful?
Mar 29, 202109:02
Looking up in life
Looking up spiritually is crucial. In the episode I discuss Looking up with hope when life seems daunting and hopeless.
Mar 22, 202107:09
Tired, but pressing my way
We all encounter moments of physical, spiritual, and mental exhaustion. In this episode, I discuss hanging on despite exhaustion and acknowledging that exhaustion won't last.
Mar 15, 202106:42
In this episode, I discuss how unexpected life surprises are often how we obtain great nuggets of wisdom to share with others! Surprises do not have to deplete us, but help grow us!
Mar 08, 202107:35
You might want to think it over
Thinking over things is a normal occurrence. In this episode, I consider the importance of thinking things over without over thinking!
Mar 01, 202108:56
Getting what you believe
In this episode, I discuss the role our beliefs and disbelief has in what we receive. If we believe for things( healing, success, joy, etc.) only in theory and our hearts disagree, I know the sought after thing can be only imagined...our accomplished because you get what you believe!
Feb 22, 202106:25
It is essential to understand that not all bridges are forever. In this episode I elaborate on that topic, and how attempting to extend a bridging relationship that is ending only fosters pain and deep lessons, but also the space for something anew
Feb 15, 202108:30
Honestly, I'm just keeping it real
In this episode, I talk about the importance of being authentic with yourself and others versus being inauthentic as well how or real or false demeanor impacts others.
Feb 08, 202106:33
Matters of love
Are you confused about what matters most? Do possessions outrank being a vessel of love? In this episode, I discuss why love matters most!
Jan 31, 202106:00
New night, New day, New light, New way
Is your perception limiting or making room for expansion? In this episode, I talk about understanding that our perception does not be another's viewpoint, and that difference should be respected as well as welcome!
Jan 24, 202107:31
What is a faith Bridge? What is the significance of living on the faith bridge daily? Can my bridging my faith enhance my life as well as others lives?
Jan 17, 202106:27
Bridge in the moment
In this episode, I talk about being in the moment of our own lives as well as addressing emotions that require being in the moment with ourselves.
Jan 11, 202106:20
Life has unpredictable moments, heightened emotionality, and numerous uncertainties. In this episode, I discuss "hanging on" and believing for the leveling points as well as the lessons learned.
Dec 28, 202007:48
Connect and understand
In this episode, I discuss connecting and understanding others. I, also, talk about the inverse of disconnection and misunderstanding as well as honoring what is important for others and yourself.
Dec 25, 202006:12
Expect to be loved
Do you expect to be loved? In this episode, I discuss the importance of expecting love instead of striving to receive love via the outcome of accomplishing tasks; I encourage people to expect love for your being themself.
Dec 14, 202009:21
Being supportive and being supported. In this episode, I discuss the pertinence of being a community slat(support) and welcoming others as temporary community slats as well as how these concepts keep me understanding the process of being trained how to bridge for others and becoming that bridge.
Dec 07, 202007:45
Grace and Peace
Do you understand understand how to extend grace and abide in peace? Are these internal gifts that live inside of you or that you abide in? In this episode I visit these two beautiful attributes and they can help in being a bridge
Nov 30, 202008:34
In this episode, I discuss different life instances where I did not pay close attention, but how I now see things so much more clearly than I did originally. Also, I mention speak about how relevant and essential paying attention is in life.
Nov 23, 202008:27
A nice bridge
Do you know what it means to be a nice bridge? Are you willing to self-reflect and ask God to help you be available for others? Are you a nice bridge?
Nov 15, 202006:28
In this episode, I discuss recognizing and not recognizing people serving as a bridge in your life past as well as presently. I provide insightful significance of a " hidden bridge".
Nov 08, 202007:23
Your heart, mouth, and misalignments
In this episode, I address the how misaligned messages operate individually and collectively. By pondering the following: Are you heart and mouth misaligned? Does you mouth ever speak messages that are not heartfelt? Do you consider the impact of misaligned messages?
Nov 01, 202007:43
In this episode, I speak with my Momma Mable ( aka Luciluv)about origins of her foundations in being a family Bridge, building a family Bridge, and strengthening that bridge throughout the generations.
Oct 24, 202012:46
Dance of Life
In this episode, I discuss life metaphorically as a dance.
Oct 19, 202006:40
In this episode, I will discuss learning to be...be available in heart and soul. Being the ear to the listen and the heart that cares, etc.
Oct 11, 202006:49
Be still or be slowed down
In this episode, I discuss slowing down and enjoying the small things instead of God having to slow you down.
Oct 03, 202006:25
Are you who you or others decided you would be? Or are you still becoming? In this episode, I talk about leaving room for life's continuum of individual as well as collective growth because identifiers do not necessarily determine an individual 's identity.
Sep 27, 202007:30
In this episode, I discuss the changes that have occurred throughout 2020 and how being the change in the world is truly essential!
Sep 20, 202007:08
In this episode, I discuss family those we were born into and those deposited into our world by God as well as how tangibly develop your life bridge which leads to developing the bridge in life of others. The family continuum.
Sep 12, 202008:12
Fire and ice and what I'm not
Are you fiery or cool, cold, and calm? Do you know when to speak, or when to quietly ponder? In this episode, I discuss the difference between fire and ice as well as balancing their presence in our lives.
Sep 04, 202006:36
What are you studying?
What we study determines many things! In this episode I discuss how studying our enemy and how plots as well as rehearses us in order to attempt defeat as well as balancing your studies by focusing on the Lord; the one who brings great joy!
Aug 29, 202007:40
A little trouble befalls all of our lives, but take heart in learning its lesson. In this episode I discuss how trouble is sent to strengthen and not destroy us.
Aug 22, 202005:51
What I am and What I'm not
This week, I discuss perception about identity versus true identity. In this episode, I disclose experiences that are leading to who I am becoming. I encourage you to connect with yourself first and then be a bridge for others.
Aug 14, 202008:60
Do you know your power? Can you receive it? In this episode, I discuss the essence of being empowered in order to empower others and the process surrounding examination of our thoughts that hinder in empowerment. Deconstruction always occurs before reconstruction! It's empowering time! # excuse the brief interruptions of noise
Aug 05, 202005:46
An honored bridge
All people are bridges to promote growth in one another. In this episode, I reflect on an internationally known person who was an honored bridge because he honored others. To honor and be honored.
Aug 01, 202005:57
Understanding that everyone encounters fractures in life, but fraction does not mean broken. Also, it is vital to observe every angle of experiences and see the good even in what appears to be the awful, bleak moments
Jul 26, 202006:30
Don't get it twisted
Divets, bends, altered infrastructures... and world uncertainties should never alter your assignments and how assured you are? Keep going and don't get it twisted!
Jul 19, 202006:27
In the waiting
In the waiting is a place where we as people can learn valuable lessons about the deepest parts of ourselves: heart, mind, and spirit. It is seasonal and an invitation to discover our individual deepness.
Jul 12, 202006:34
A celebratory bridge
Conflicted about Independence Day...yet I celebrate. Listen deeply!
Jul 04, 202006:09
Distortions vs. Miconfigurations/ miscalculations
Do you see things according others mental perceptions and expectations? Do you falsely calculate what is acceptable inspite of the impact these miscalculations will have on your total health?
Jun 28, 202007:03
See me...sight unseen no more
Are you as Black American seen or are you sight unseen? It is time to refuse spiritual, emotional, verbal, and non-verbal dismissals! I hope this episode speaks to you!
Jun 16, 202006:33
Emboldened or burned out
Are you emboldened or burnout? In this episode, I will discuss evaluating whether you are physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually confident or exhausted?
Jun 12, 202005:10
Sticking to your blueprint
Everyone has a blueprint sketched for their lives. In this episode, I discuss blueprints, what they are, their importance, etc.
Jun 06, 202009:04
Be mindful of your life fuel
Are you aware what you are absorbing and dismissing? Do you care about what is driving you forward or away? In this episode, I will discuss these concerns.
May 29, 202007:16
Observing and understanding how it impacts the process of crossing over!
May 23, 202007:09
Most people ponder living a life filled with progress, but they do not consider a process with interruptions and obstacles which interfere with that progress. In this episode, I will address progress, process, and those unexpected interruptions that lead to progression.
May 14, 202005:59
All of humanity has to decide at some juncture of life to evaluate whether they are growing, how much of has to do with negative patterns, and learning to allow demolition to leads to reconstruction! The desired outcome is always growth!
May 01, 202007:00
What's driving you?
Everyone has a variety of driving forces. The question is : Does what drives you serve others or just you?
Apr 25, 202007:05
The path to blossom
Never underestimate or doubt the significance of seeds, messages, and moments. They are all the seeds which lead to our transformation into a beautiful blossom!
Apr 17, 202006:37
Do it anyway
Move beyond fear of the unknown. Go beyond the restraits, need for acknowledgement, and just do it anyway!
Apr 08, 202006:44
Don't lose heart
I discuss the difference between disappointment and being disheartened. I encourage hope...
Apr 02, 202006:09
Bridging the love
In this podcast, I discuss how love transcends distance and doesn't require physical touch.
Mar 27, 202008:33
Music as a bridge
In this episode, I discuss how music has been a bridge for me for different reasons and the importance and finding someone or something to be a bridge for you!
Mar 19, 202010:01
Accountability vs. Responsibility
Accountability and Responsibility is a beautiful exchange between two people where one serves as a encourager and positive motivator. Tune to this episode to learn more!
Mar 11, 202010:43
Foster a bridge
Someone may you to fulfill something in their heart and life that was originally someone else's responsibility. Accept the job and foster well!
Mar 08, 202008:49
Runner or Forerunner: Which are you?
Do you run away from your life assignments, or do you boldly carry out missions because you know are creating an opportunity for others? Understanding your role is vital in being a bridge.
Mar 02, 202010:23
Adapt or adopt
We all hear messages, or encounter situations that cause us to choose between adapting inspite of or adopting. Ultimately, Do I Adapt or Adopt? You choose!
Feb 26, 202011:23
After the waiting... comes the promotion. We are promoted to promote others spiritually, mentally, and emotionally!
Feb 22, 202008:10
It is that period where a person learns to serve and reflect before being promoted in life.
Feb 19, 202008:03
Learning to stand in the midst of life's hardship and teaching others to do so!
Feb 17, 202009:24
What role does authenticity play in being a bridge and being bridge. During this episode, Shikera discusses the difference between real and fake as well as its impact!
Feb 11, 202010:42
In this episode, I talk about how important it is to halt opposition and prosper/progress eternally! Knowing how to halt something and move beyond is a mindset shift.
Feb 08, 202012:40
Resistance in being a bridge
Life has moments that require us to carry a load that seems burdensome, but just as a structural bridge has some resistance allotted so do you!
Feb 03, 202010:49
Bridge Knowledge: the difference between self-care and taking care of yourself
In this episode, I will discuss the difference between self-care and taking care of yourself even if the decision disappoints others.
Jan 30, 202011:15
Being a courageous bridge
Understanding and embracing courage knowing that it will be grow yourself as well as others.
Jan 27, 202009:01
Birthing passion from your pain while being a bridge
Pain is one thing that no one enjoys! At some juncture in life, everyone has to make a decision to stop allowing the pain to conquer them and discover the passion birthed from their pain. That passion will serve as beautiful conduit on this bridged journey we call life!
Jan 24, 202007:43
Original and new bridges: construction, examination, and assignment
In this episode, I discuss realizing the impact of advocates in our lives, the importance of persisting and examining, and understanding your current assignment.
Jan 20, 202007:15
Simple lessons to understand while being a bridge
Understanding being depleted and exhausted is the time to rest and not be a bridge, being a bridge is a reciprocal relationship, and take time to enjoy life in the midst of being bridge to avoid burnout
Jan 16, 202011:40
The Wealth of Human Bridges
This episode is about understand the structure/ purpose of healthy human bridges in our life and all that these relationships involve.
Jan 09, 202009:17
What does it mean to "Be a Bridge"
This short episode discuss what it means to me to be a bridge for humanity as well as how relating to others is beneficial to yourself and others.
Jan 06, 202002:04