How To Channel Your Inner Beyoncé?| 4 Ways From Homecoming

7 minutes read

The epic release of Beyoncé’s Homecoming; a Netflix-run ode to her momentous Coachella 2018 performance, subsequently dubbed Beychella, shook the internet.

I have respected Beyoncé’s work since my dad bought a Destiny’s Child album several years ago. My sisters and I replayed the album endlessly and ‘Say My Name’ is probably my most viewed video of all time. I still watch it now and again.

Now, Beyoncé’s Homecoming is one year old and anytime I see a clip, I still stop and watch. That is how powerful this piece of work is.

The film was directed, written and executive produced by Beyoncé Knowles- Carter. With eight straight months of rehearsal for Coachella, this already tells you how important this project must have been to her. I watched it two times in its week of release, so I do have a fully formed opinion about it. I looked on in awe as this real-life human showed us the strength of sheer self-will and determination could translate to. I wasn’t ready for the greatness it brought!

img_0190

The display of culture and inclusion in this film is impressive and the details impeccable. Shall we talk about the barrage of wise words she blessed us with?

Homecoming is worth your 2 hours 17 minutes, believe me.

This documentary isn’t solely about Beyoncé  being a great performer. It is an entire module on how to thrive in life. Among the many reasons why it is a revolution in itself, here are four life-changing lessons Homecoming teaches:

 Beyoncé Is Human. Period.

It is easy to look at your favourite celebrity and literally dehumanize them. I mean, they can’t possibly have that life and still be human, right?

Nope. This is a reminder that you’re wrong.

The depiction we adopt is for ourselves. We place people on pedestals because it seems to enhance the meaning of life. We create an illusion comprising what we believe other people should be, forgetting that they are just PEOPLE.

READ ALSO: Two Crucial Life Lessons From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

After giving birth to her twins via an emergency Caesarean Section, Beyoncé was in a lot of pain and weighed 218 pounds (which was evident in the clips shown). She had to cut A LOT of food from her diet, exercise profusely and rehearse endlessly. She confessed that she felt disjointed and unmotivated to do what she needed to do. She just couldn’t correlate her body and mind.

Have you ever felt this way? Do you currently feel this way?

Well, come on, let us have a round table meeting and clink our wine glasses to celebrate our humanity because every single person goes through it. There may be different levels to this, but we all have ours.

img_0184

Yup! You Have A Limit

Beyoncé acknowledged the fact that the Beychella was her most painstaking performance so far, and she crossed her limit.

I have never gotten to that point, but with all the inspire to perspire speeches telling us to keep pushing no matter what, it is nice to be reminded that there is the delicate beauty called balance and the power of knowing when to leave (or take a pause at) a certain path.

Read Also: Sexism, Collaboration, ‘Can A Woman Have It All’?

img_0187

As much as we want to do it all, it is important to know when to take a break to recuperate- the world will always be there for us to conquer.

Everything is not for everyone and that is perfectly fine.

Accept your own damn self and fall in love with the process of becoming the best version of  yourself.

Some Dreams Don’t Come True

..and that’s alright. It actually is.

Queen Bey actually wanted to attend a Historically Black College or University, just like her father. It was a dream so pertinent to her that she presented what we know as her biggest performance ever as an utter celebration of her unfinished dreams.

img_0188

No one ever has things go exactly the way they’d like it to, and honestly, it is alright. It is also totally fine to still look for ways to bring that dream to fruition in other forms.

In Homecoming, she said, ‘Destiny’s Child was my college.’ So, she wasn’t able to go to college, but today, she is Be-freaking-yoncé.

Read Also: 5 Female Bloggers Who Have Changed My Life

Surround Yourself With Love And Spread It

Having Destiny’s Child come on stage after over a decade without a performance shows you what true friendship means through Michelle and Kelly.

Solange’s performing with her sister with obvious pride in each other emanating shows a bond that is bigger than what we can see.

Jay-Z’s utter presence in this documentary signifies the meaning of what love.

This isn’t about #Goals. It is a reflection of what having a great support system means!

img_0191

Now, in case you’re thinking, ‘Well, of course, that’s what they want us to think. It isn’t real.’ Why do we think these people care what we think so much?

Think to the fact that any of these people would have decided to not to do this. They could have, but they did not.

That. Is. Love.

As at the time of publishing this post, Beyoncé’s official website has Kelly’s new single all over the home page and celebrations of other people. In fact, Beyoncé is barely there.

That. Is. Support.

Proof… in case you needed it.

There is a path reserved for each of us and we need to recognize, clear and move along that path. Beyoncé’s Homecoming showed me this through the dancers, drum line, saxophonists and the entire team. All of them uniquely made the show.

Each of them took the road less traveled and became a part of something much larger than they are and created a story that would last them a lifetime.

img_0183

It is time to write your own story because nobody is going to write it for you! This may be the time to start creating your life with the specifications you want.

I keep reminding myself of this, and you should too.

Perfection is a farce. Proficiency is the goal.

What is the top realization for you, so far, in 2020? How has the year been for you so far?

Ready to channel your inner Beyoncé?

Let us know in the comments.

Enjoyed this? Kindly share:

23 thoughts on “How To Channel Your Inner Beyoncé?| 4 Ways From Homecoming

  1. Thanks for this. I think my greatest realization is that I won’t figure out my part by just thinking and thinking, I have to do. This period makes it kinda hard though because there’s only so much I can do online. But I’m trying not to worry over it.

    http://www.sisikunmi.com

  2. Posting this comment could be tagged quite late. However, this is my second time of reading this article since you posted it. It is a breath of fresh air and that aside, I’m gradually graduating from being a fan to a stan. Thanks Desire!

    http://www.ocheche.com.ng

  3. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is actually annoying. A good site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  4. How should I say I’m not a Beyonce fan without getting stared at like I’m crazy, lol? I’ve never gotten around to listen deeply or watch her videos, I’m still contemplating sef. But I love the way you just put everything out like this, great work, honest!🌈🌟

  5. I oversee a vape store submission site and we have had a posting from a vape store in the USA that likewise sells CBD product lines. A Calendar month afterwards, PayPal has contacted use to claim that our account has been limited and have asked us to get rid of PayPal as a payment method from our vape shop directory. We do not sell CBD products such as CBD oil. We merely offer advertising and marketing professional services to CBD firms. I have taken a look at Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Top Wellness Retailer and if you take a close peek, you will see that they promote a relatively substantial stable of CBD items, specifically CBD oil and they also happen to accept PayPal as a payment solution. It emerges that PayPal is administering contradictory standards to different firms. Because of this restriction, I can no longer take PayPal on my CBD-related web site. This has restricted my payment possibilities and right now, I am greatly reliant on Cryptocurrency payments and direct bank transfers. I have talked with a solicitor from a Magic Circle law practice in London and they stated that what PayPal is doing is absolutely illegal and discriminatory as it should be applying a consistent criterion to all companies. I am yet to consult with one more lawyer from a US law firm in The city of london to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the USA. In the meantime, I would be highly appreciative if anybody here at targetdomain could provide me with substitute payment processors/merchants that work with CBD companies.

  6. you are really a good webmaster. The website loading speed is amazing. It kind of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a great job on this matter!

  7. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer with Nutritional Products International (nutricompany.com). We serve international and domestic manufacturers seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you to discuss the possibility of expanding your distribution reach. We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: * Rapid entry into the U.S. market. * Purchase Orders * FDA Regulatory Compliance * Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers. * Our proven sales force has public relations, branding and marketing all under one roof. We maintain active business relationships with over 200,000 distribution outlets across the nation, and we have a direct line of contact with executive-level buyers. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly at 561-544-0719 or by replying, so we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, Director Of Global Procurement, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error

Enjoying this post? Kindly share with others :)