baby picture of
Jewel Diamond Taylor
After he passed away I began to read his books and became very curious about gem stones. There’s a machine called the “Rock Tumbler”. It tumbles dirty, rough and dull rocks in water. It’s very noisy as the rocks start to spin, fly, and crash into each other as they rumble around in the water. After all the tumbling and rubbing up against each other, the rocks that were once rough and dull come out shining and polished. They are transformed.
Whatever pressure, tumbling, polishing or storm you are going through in life it is a process called transformation. Some might feel they are being punished when really God is polishing and perfecting you for a higher purpose. It never feels good or feels fair. In our lives we crash, tumble and rub up against other. Some people polish us up and some crush us.
I have heard testimonies, questions, and stories of pain and success from women from all walks of life. I have seen women so wounded that they can’t see beyond their past. I have seen resilient women overcome cancer, divorce, abuse, poverty, unemployment, loneliness, promiscuity, ridicule, racism, sexism, single parenting, betrayal, addictions, procrastination, depression, homeless, anxiety disorders, anger, rape, incest, prison, low self-esteem/worth, grief and shame. I have seen women grow and take leaps of faith. I have seen women walk out of fear and right into their purpose. I have seen women sit on their assets and some women blossom and grow into entrepreneurship. My clothes have been soaked with tears and my ears have heard untold secrets of shame, hurt, dysfunctional families, depression and drama. I was born for this! I was born to co-labor with my sisters on their path of discovery, healing, peace and restoration. I was born for this. I know that a lot of my sisters are so heavily burden with just surviving, that they don’t have a smile. They don’t have time or know how to enjoy the benefits of sisterhood, serenity, or self-care. I gladly accept the assignment to be a guidepost towards the path of emotional wellness, joy, sanity, peace, sisterhood, purpose, coping skills, self-care, faith, healing and trusting again. I was born for this! I have seen women beat incredible odds and some who complain, whine and easily give up. Some choose to grow and some choose being a a victim. Some women think they will shock with their stories and some choose to live as silent sufferers. No story can scare me or cause me to judge you.
If you are trying to build your business or ministry, write a book, lose weight, become debt free, finish college, find a job, improve or heal relationships, let go of the past or break an addiction…surrender to the PROCESS to get to your PROMISE. Your step by step actions, perseverance, faith and discipline will make the difference. You may get tired, but stay inspired. Anything is possible with faith and action. There are no short cuts. The “PROCESS” is the price of admission to walk through the doors of success.”
The journey of a diamond is a long and complex process. Diamonds are formed under extreme temperatures and pressure. The diamond industry uses “fire polish” to bring sparkle and create a fiery diamond that unleashes the quality, color, beauty and light within. There is a big difference seen once a diamond is polished with fire…it becomes a blazing gem after being recut! Once a diamond has been recut and polished by fire, it flashes with color and light. Are you ready to be in a room full of empowerment, information and women sharing their stories, wisdom, experiences and FIRE?
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As an activist, messenger of God’s love, an author, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, intuitive life coach/counselor, leader and influencer in the movement for women’s life enrichment, I have a keen sense of vision and sensitivity to the issues women face today. I am honored to “fire polish” the attendees who attend my classes, conferences, retreats and coaching sessions. I have been privileged to help shape and polish women for their purpose, destiny, dreams and well-being. I love to leave a little sparkle of encouragement, love, faith and empowerment wherever I go.” ~ The Self-esteem Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor aka “The Encouragement Whisperer”