Whether through song or through her motivational speeches, Euricka Alugas has always given back to her community and beyond. The former New Orleans R&B diva overcame obstacles and adversity through sheer determination and now the affirmation specialist has taken her fans and followers on a new path to impact their lives in a meaningful way. As a speaker, Euricka has forged a new path that instills in listeners to live their best life yet, and she provides them with assistance to acquire the tools necessary to triumph in the journey of life. In this Q&A, she gives insight into the circumstances that shaped her life, the current state of the world, and how anyone can turn their lives around through the power of believing.
What are affirmations?
An affirmation is a declaration of creation.
What does an affirmation specialist do?
I specialize in creating the world you dream of having, through the power of spoken word. By simply declaring your faith in having something you bring it forth and thus this gives you the power of creation.
Many people only know you as primarily a singer, but spirituality has always played a huge part of your life. Elaborate on this seemingly natural transition to motivation speaker/affirmation specialist.
I was raised by my Grandmother who became an ordained minister at the age of 25; she would take me everywhere with her. I also remember as a child having extra-sensory experiences which also provided for me a connection with the spirit world that there was much more to the world and us than the things that we see. I have a strong belief in God and the higher powers that govern this planet. We are definitely not alone we are as I said here for the purpose of learning and to grow spiritually hopefully most of us understand this sooner than later before it is too late.
Elaborate on your transition from the stage as a singer to becoming a motivational singer.
I was an entertainer for well over 23 years. I enjoyed being a performer, but the moment it didn’t bring joy to me anymore I knew that it was my time to exit the business. I do believe that you should enjoy whatever it is that you’re doing in its entirety and if this isn’t so then I suggest you focus on that which serves your happiness and always be true to the God within and find your bliss. I found great joy in creating happiness for others. I was always a good listener to close friends and people always seemed to want answers to their most pressing questions from me. I never took myself seriously but others appreciated the knowledge I shared with them. I figured I could also help others in the world as I had for my closest friends. My inspiration to give someone the spoken word of creation would somehow help fix the world in which we live in. We all play a major part in healing the world; we just need to believe in the power that the Creator gave to us all.
How have affirmations helped you get to the plateau you are now at?
I simply affirmed my present life into existence. I do believe in everything I teach and have seen the proof within my own life that affirmations are truly an incredible tool to have when wanting particular desires to manifest.
What would you say to young women today that are looking to move on and up?
The only thing that separates you from having your hearts desires are the fears you entertain within your mind.
What do you think youth need today in order to reach their aspirations?
Faith in one’s self.
What have you noticed traveling the country as a motivational speaker?
That everyone is looking for a quick fix when it comes to having the perfect life. To achieve such a desire, you must be prepared to put in the work for anything that is a challenge to see yourself having. There is also an even bigger challenge in acquiring it.
Who were your role models growing up?
Tina Turner and my grandmother, the Reverend Mother Alma Holloway.
How have you incorporated spirituality, faith, and a higher power – whatever you personally believe in – into your day to day living?
By fasting, prayer (affirmations) and meditation. I believe that to truly be a seeker of enlightenment you must prepare the body for the trip. This for most may take an entire lifetime but the mere fact that you are present here on this planet means that your spirit decided before birth that it wanted to learn more about the physical self and the spiritual self.
If you could give words of advice to your younger self, what would they be?
Enjoy your life and there are no mistakes only big lessons and little ones.
Do you believe that we all have a pre-destined path or that we determine our own fate?
Yes, we do determine our own faith by our actions. The Creator, universe or God is only here to assist us by sending us the tools we need through intention or power to will in the form of thoughts and or affirming. We create everything that is good and bad that happens in our lives through one of the twelve universal Laws which is the law of attraction and it says, “we create the things, events and people that come into our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn, attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.”
For people that have lost their way and are looking to re-direct themselves, do you have any words of advice?
Today is the perfect day to start over!
How do you come up with affirmations for certain clients?
I ask the client to first tell me what it is they are desire most. People’s desires help me to create the perfect affirmation for them. I usually add things that they’ll need to keep them happy on a long-term basis but for the most part, a person already knows what they truly want.
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Triston is a performance artist, journalist, event organizer, and activist. As a writer, he has been published in The Huffington Post, FashionTV, Urbyn Loft, The Pulse (New York) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently published the first book in his series about life in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia: 'Heaux Confessionals: The Sintroduction'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renown clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide. Brace yourself.