Check Your Emotions

Often times we experience a myriad of emotions. Emotions that come from real places. We all have our fair share of issues, circumstances, and situations that we go through. Some situations that may sway us and cause us to feel different emotions. However, how we react or respond is ultimately how it’ll continue to play out in our lives.

 
I’m the type of person who wears her emotions all over her face. If I’m dealing with a situation, it’s usually hard for me not to show it. I would typically allow things to frustrate me more than it usually would if I wasn’t going through. Over the course of a few months, I’ve been dealing with a few things. Seems like I’ve been come up against in every area. And for some reason it just kept feeling like I was going deeper and deeper into circumstances. My emotions were all out of whack. I found myself distancing myself more, talking less, and subconsciously submerging myself further into all of my issues.

 
A few months ago, this particular post came to me. I literally heard: check your emotions, watch your disposition. It was at that moment that I realized the reason why things seemed to have gotten worse. It was me. I continued to stay in my feelings, which caused me to think negatively in a sense. Which brings the thought “I’m probably going to stay here forever.” When you constantly submerge yourself in your issues, you start to think that you’re the reason for all of your problems and to beat yourself up. And it becomes a never ending cycle. And you end up staying right where you are.
Lets backtrack for a minute…notice I said months ago these words came to me. I’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve waited two months to post this. I’ll tell you why. How about because it took me months to write it. I’m not the perfect person, so sometimes it takes me a little while to get out of certain places. And I’m telling you, it’s been hard to check my emotions. Especially since things have been coming from every area possible. When I tell you every area of my life, I mean that very thing. Family, home, relationships, my career, education, my ministry. Everything. However, after prayer, conversation, powerful services (the word), time, and a decision, I was able to refocus.

 
It’s not always easy to do things on your own. And it’s ok to seek out help. There are a few things that have helped me to check my emotions to the point that I can not worry so much about what I’m going through, but focus on the positive and how it’ll help take me to my next level. My solutions may not be your solutions, but it’s imperative that you figure out ways to help you check your emotions. Something that can hold you accountable for watching your disposition. Prayer, my circle (good company only), recognizing when God sends people or a word for you, taking some time, and making that decision to no longer stay in the situation you’re in. These are a few things that have helped me to shift. No I haven’t completely gotten out of my situations, but I refuse to be stuck there. That’s where the decision comes in. I refuse to constantly wallow in my circumstances. I’ll allow myself a moment, but I can’t get stuck. The way you react or respond to trouble, plays a huge part in how it’ll effect you. I promise you, checking your emotions and watching your disposition in the midst of what seems like chaos will bring about peace and positivity.

Purple Wondaluv: Eternal Peace EP Listening Party 

New artist, Purple Wondaluv, new music, what can we expect? All questions that many people may have had after the introduction of P Wondaluv. 

P Wondaluv, also known as Musiq Soulchild, presented his debut EP Eternal Peace last night in Brooklyn. Press, Media, and special guests from all over gathered together at Milk River Restaurant to get the deets and hear the sounds of this new artist. 
The event was presented by Mocca Brand Media, known publicist Mocca Styles; and hosted by “Media’s New Queen” Madison Jaye. 

I’d previously heard the EP, so I knew to expect music that sends off good vibes and an encouraging and inspirational message. But to hear the inspiration behind it is what I believe we all anticipated. 
After listening to great music with DJ Unique on the ones and twos, Madison Jaye presented P Wondaluv, and those in attendance were in for a real treat. 

 
(Purple Wondaluve & Madison Jaye) 

From start to finish, the discussion, and the Q&A session was pure, and authentic. P Wondaluv came out and explained that he wants to be an activist for love, therefore he believes in making music that’ll help lead and direct people in doing what they ultimately love to do. After sharing how this project was a mix between Bob Marely and Sade, we went into the EP; each song and a brief overview of them. Each song is led in order, and gives a story. 

The first song on the EP is, The Time Is Now. “There gets a point where you have to ride out for yourself. And do what you’re passionate about.” Often times we stay in a lane that people want us to be in, but with this song, he’s encouraging us to fulfill our passion, regardless of who people think we should be. P also shared how he waited 15 years for the perfect conditions, and realized it would never come. It was something he had to create himself. 

Following this track is, Live Your Love. “Living your life becomes pointless if you’re not doing what you love.”

Below are the remaining tracks and quotes from P Wondaluv himself. 
3. Faith Your Fears. “If you faith your fears, you can make it all go away” 
4. Save Your Monster. “Saving yourself from the part of you that keeps people away from you. We all have our own stuff…”
5. You Can Change. “Doesn’t matter what you’ve been through, what you told yourself; as long as you still have breath, you can do what you want to do. Be encouraged.” 
6. Words Are Free. “You don’t have to buy things. Just say something nice.” You have no idea what your positive words can do for a person. 
7. Bye And Gone. Let bygones be bygones. Someone did something to you along time ago, and you’re still holding on to it. And it contributes and affects your life. It affects the ability to be in a relationship or good friendship. Let it go. And live your life.

The time is now to live your love. Faith your fears and save your monster. So on and so on. The flow is impeccable.  
Madison kept the conversation flowing, and expressed how P Wondaluv is like an onion. And he’s now peeling back his layers. So much truth to this statement. 

Throughout the listening event, there were questions taken from the audience. From the Q&A, one was able to get more of a feel of who he was as an artist. P. Wondaluv expressed when asked, that he doesn’t give any thought to building a new fanbase. “If you’re busy spending time pleasing people you’re not doing what you love to do. I’m doing what I love to do, and I pray people are pleased.” 

He was then asked how he’s able to send a positive message without condemning people or making them feel bad about their past. He shared that he never wanted to make people feel the way he’d once felt while listening to certain inspirational music. He doesn’t feel that anyone has the right to talk at someone or belittle them, and that’s something he didn’t want to do. These records dealt with him first. He’s telling things that he actually had to go through, so that he could help others. 

The production of this album was by P Wondaluv himself, along with J Troy. When asked about the creative process of Eternal Peace, he shared how he felt that this needed to be more him. Not in an ego sense, but in a way that shows the authenticity of who he was and the direction he was going in. “How do you change something you complain about, if you’re not contributing…”

The last question that I feel definitely needs to be recognized, touched on what many others want to know. P Wondaluv was asked how he reached this place. He said he always wants to be the exception. Creative people have been gifted with an ability that comes with a whole. This is the life of an artist. It’s not easy being a creative person in this industry. He enjoyed it. It was working and people loved it. But he knew there was more that he needed to do. Many people feel like they need the extra people that come along with being a signed artist because they’re afraid of lack of support. He expressed, If he’s going to fail, he’d rather do it doing what he knows is his best.

But we truly believe there’ll be no failing when it comes to being real and staying true to yourself. That’s the most effective way of reaching people. 
The name may have changed, but the production of great music hasn’t. It’s just coming from more of an authentic and genuine place. And that’s something we can all respect. I’m telling you now, you’re going to want to download the Eternal Peace EP and support P Wondaluv. This project has been on repeat for the past few days, and the message behind it is motivational and inspirational. Download it now, if you haven’t. 

  
(Mocca Styles & Purple Wondaluv)
  
(P Wondaluv & Miss Jones)

To hear the first official performance as P Wondaluv, head over to SOBs Wednesday night for Sol Village. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 9pm. Check out the flyer below.