Renewed Self (2016 was my year to straighten my crown)
- by Kaine; Alabastron Kampala sn1
- Kaine’s Journey Continues
I first undertook the Renewing Self journey in my home country of Uganda three years ago and I’m always proud to raise my hand as a Queen from RS season 1 Kampala! This process changed me in a very profound way and I have shared about that journey in the past.
Barely 5 months after completing that journey, was my world turned on its head when I lost my Father after a short illness. I was totally devastated and shattered and did not even know how to begin dealing with it all. I had signed up to guide RS Season 2 in Kampala but had to withdraw. I came back and stood in for a guide at the Foretreat and committed to guiding RS season 3. Reconnecting with the process but this time as a guide, was another amazing experience, not only because I was able to strengthen the areas I had previously struggled with but also because I witnessed the transformation happening in several women during that season.
In 2015 I moved from Kampala to Nairobi and soon reconnected with the Alabastron team. It was wonderful to meet Beatrice and Laimani again after a long time and to be proudly introduced as a Season 1 Queen from Kampala (I love the look of surprise on the faces of Nairobi ladies at the thought that this happens in Uganda as well!). I’ve also enjoyed meeting and getting to know the other guides. Reconnecting with the process but this time as a guide, was another amazing experience, not only because I was able to strengthen the areas I had previously struggled with but also because I witnessed the transformation happening in several women during that season.
I very quickly got involved and signed up to guide RS season 28. By this time my crown had definitely slipped and some of the old bad habits had crept back into my life. I was back to procrastinating and not maintaining boundaries. Even as I was walking the journey with my group of ladies and my fellow guides, I was challenged to re-examine myself and this is the time when I truly appreciated the value of being able to do charts well.
Again I realize that God does things in such an intentional way…I didn’t just come to Nairobi by chance nor did I just stumble back into contact with the Queens of Alabastron, there was a clear and divine purpose. Seeing the Queens of season 28 at their graduation and the joy on their faces at having completed this journey was such a moving experience and I couldn’t help shed a few tears of joy at having been part of that with them.
If you have been out there as a queen and haven’t reconnected with the ministry, grab the opportunity please. You can retake the process through the ALABASTRON MARATHON, or do forgiveness retreat again through the SOUL PURGE, or come back and GUIDE other women through the journey. Check out the self planner on the website and book yourself in. 2016 was my year to straighten my crown, dust off those old habits once and for all and embrace all the exciting blessings and opportunities that await me in the future!
2016 was my year to straighten my crown, dust off those old habits once and for all and embrace all the exciting blessings and opportunities that await me in the future! All this while gaining a new group of sisters who share the wonderful title of Queen!
by Kaine; (Alabastron Kampala Sn1)