Trading Rocks for Royalty

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Royal Retreat Candid Shot with Natalie Morman, Reese Phillips and Cynthia Harper

Have you ever wondered how royalty really lives? For many people, there has been an age-old fascination with monarchs; the lavish lifestyle of guarded gates, elaborate mansions, servants and the selection of their elite guest lists for their ostentatious occasions. I am not sure if it’s a sheer mystique of knowing or a desire to live the perceived lifestyle? Either way, I have consciously decided not to covet someone else’s identity, but rather,  to embrace my own.

To discover that I was adopted by the King of Kings, that I was chosen, handpicked and deliberately selected to be his daughter, possessing rights to the royal throne gives me an unshakable confidence to live a life of Purpose. He’s promised me a mansion, which is guarded by heavenly beings-angels specifically assigned to protect me. He has given me authority and dominion to rule over things and much, much more. As a Certified Life Coach, I am compelled to share my experiences for the sake of inspiring and encouraging others, who might need a pick- me-up.

Recently I had the awesome pleasure of being invited to the Royal Retreat, sponsored by Diamond in the Rough,(DITR) and Gem Makers, LLC, Upon arrival at this luxurious resort, the other women and I were greeted with warm salutations and crowns, reminding us of our royal status. Though the crowns were symbolic, they were of upmost relevance as tangible representations of the position, significance, and authority we possess as daughters of the King.  We were encouraged by conference host, that our crowns were to be worn at all times and that we should, for the duration of the event, expect Gods favor.

I was faced with the daunting thought, “how many times, had I taken my crown off in life and forfeited my Purpose.” Had I forgotten that I was royalty and the lives of others depended on me completing my task? Had I become complacent and began to walk in mediocrity? Was I going to settle for less because the best has yet to come?

Are you guilty of taking your crown off as well? Have you become content immersing in a self-absorbed victim mentality as a subject, or worse, a pauper? Have your frustrations led to you putting limits on your King’s authority? If so, please renounce those actions. I would like to suggest one of the many exercises we were employed to carry out at the conference.

We were each given three rocks and instructed to list on each rock something that we vowed to change in our lives and by which we would no longer be hindered..  Many of the rocks displayed words such as depression, discouragement, procrastination, laziness, and so many more that had for weeks, months, or even years had weighed us down and blinded us to our true beauty and worth. As an illustration of permanent removal, we cast them into the lake, trading our rocks to reclaim our royalty.

I am not certain how the hierarchy is established or maintained for royalty in the world, but I do know that I was adopted by God into a royal family.

Will you join me in trading your rocks for royalty?

Thanks DITR and Gem Makers for reminding us that we are princesses.



About C Harper Enterprise

Author, certified professional life coach, motivational speaker, aspiring television show hostess, global technology recruiter and visionary. Cynthia Harper is the founder of My Favorite Charities® (MFC), a national fund-raising foundation specializing in Gifting the Giver™ to recognize those who give tirelessly of themselves with little to no pay nor benefits. The organization was founded in 2006. Her focus is to link corporate sponsorship with grass-root community organizations.
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