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You are a blessing :)

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We all need reminders to keep smiling when our heart may long for what was or what hasn’t arrived in our lives yet.

 

There are times that we just need to know that our prayers are heard, our hard work is not in vain, and our presence is appreciated.

 

Guess what?  I want to let you know that what you feel will not last always.   Although there is heaviness or lack, it is temporary.  There are brighter days ahead.

 

Shift your perspective to what is going right at this moment.

 

Shift your thoughts to the prayers that have been answered and are being worked on right now.

 

Shift your tears into tears of joy.  Know that everything is being worked out, even if you are unable to see or feel it right now.

 

Stand firm on your faith and trust that things will work and come together for your good.

Keep allowing your beautiful heart and mind to shine.

 

You are already healing mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

 

Raise those hands and tearful eyes upward and give praise!

 

Give thanks for the breath that flows through your body.

 

Give thanks for the ability and the resources to read this message.

 

Give thanks for the ability to have darkness to compare to the light.  There are many that don’t know the difference.

 

Give thanks for the wisdom that comes within brokenness.

 

Give thanks for the path that is laid before you and where it will lead that will provide all that you need.

 

Be encouraged.  Know that someone, yes that’s me, I love you.  I encourage you.  I support you.  I see your pain and I know this too shall pass.  Make sure to find the joy in each day.  You are a light to Self and many others.

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Tight Roping The In-Between

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Too much of a good thing… can be addicting.  

Not enough of some things… can be malnourishment.

Tightroping the in between in a cyclical fashion. 

At times as an observer while still participating in the flow. 

Circling around.  Some things change. Others remain the same… seemingly. 

Choices to release and rebuild the scenery that changes as change comes within Self

It’s not a pretty piece on the shelf of life.

Maintenance is required. 

Being led by a higher power. Power within grows higher. Higher but level on this plane. Once seeking an authentic person and an inner name.

Sipping on peace and subtlety.

Uncertain of what the end of this life will be.

Content and secure in faith and love. 

I’m protected and renewed like a morning dove. 

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Trading Pain for Peace

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“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. “

Peace and Progress.

The above quote aided in restoring my peace.  I released my grasp on what was outside of me and tapped into the higher presence inside and around me.

Oblivious.  I am not oblivious to the moments that can bid on snatching the peace away causing me to feel like my progress has been reset.

It has been a long journey to get back to this place, and it required me letting go of soooo much.

I took back control of the areas that we often attempt to share with others, like our heart, our time, our emotions, our spirituality, our finances, and so much more.

I reclaimed my peace by investing in spiritual growth.  Along the way, I put other things on a platform that could not offer me the same.

Easily it happens this way.  We tap out of ourselves and into others and the distractions along the pursuit.

There is a balance to the Self-Care and how we invest ourselves into the world in which we live.

My Self-Care involves daily releasing my grasp on what I can not control nor allow to stress me.  I released the frustration that comes with expectations in regards to the choices of others.  I released the stress of having to get it right in order to achieve growth.

I’ve always been honest with myself.  This same honesty has to be applied to the systems we use and the people within those systems.  I reminded myself of what I need in order to operate at my best self.  And on the not so good days, I remind myself that all is still going well and gratitude is expressed.

I released the fear of losing things that are valuable to me.  There is only soo much prevention, and that still is not a certainty.  There is no certainty, except life, death, and a power greater than me.

This keeps me fueled with peace.  It keeps me humble and the day flows much better.

I encourage you to release the things that you have been battling with. Exercise your faith and courage that you will make the best decision for yourself, even if that means starting over fresh.

You have to make the choice that you will exhibit love, joy, peace, gentleness, integrity, honesty, self-control, patience, understanding, and compassion.

It’s amazing how some of the best rewards are nurtured within pain and perceived darkness.

So, release your grasp.  Release your grasp. Trust yourself and have faith. Allow peace to be present in the process as you progress from one moment to the next.  🙂

I am perched in constant conversation on a rock that is greater than I.

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Beautiful Hearts

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“Bitterness, resentment, and anger have no place in a heart as beautiful as yours. “

~Lysa Terkeurst~

 

What do we need to release today to allow our beautiful hearts to breathe?

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Gratitude and Praise

 

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Have you ever felt a surge of spiritual uplift (internal fire) so great that it feels like you’ll explode if you don’t do something….anything in response?

 

Praises are going up.

 

My mood is overflowing with Gratitude. GRATITUDE.  My heart, mind, body, and soul thirsts for more.  Unashamed pleas of not being passed up by the Divine.

 

You know, it only takes one blessing that you receive…accept…activate to change your entire course in life.

 

I express gratitude for the moments that I courageously grasped tightly.

 

I express gratitude for the honor of the gift…to be loved enough to be blessed, even when I don’t always deserve it.

 

I express gratitude for the courage to walk in the journey in progression on the next level.

 

I express elation for the ability to move… to feel…to think…to breathe…to write…to cry…to laugh…to express….to be the Amazing woman that I am.

 

I express gratitude for the past and present people and situations that have aided me along this journey.  Nope, it hasn’t been easy.  Today had some trials.  But, guess what?  I survived it.  I’m still here.

 

As T.D. Jakes says, if the Divine brought you through that, why would you get here and be troubled.  Let that marinate. LIVE!!!!

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Mapping Life

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Trying my best to do better with my writing and release of what may be on my mind.. what may have inspired me…what has been totally imagined, created, and turned into a post…either way,  it feels good.

 

The question that resonated with me today came from T.D. Jakes.  He asked, “Do you feel gifted, but lost?”    Listen, my white flag of surrender was waving with my pick me coach hand raised as well.

 

Ding, Ding, Ding.  Lost and Gifted.  I’m not sleeping on what’s within.  Just the fact that my circumstances may not be ideal for it’s expression presently in the way that my vision projects, creates a constant….let me stress that…C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T  flux in emotions, energy, frustration, anger, and so so many more up and down, twisted about modes that can’t always be expressed and understood by others.

 

It’s like a battle between what society expects and “attempts’ to shape us into -VS- what truly gives me joy, passion, creativity, fuel, peace, and hope, even on the days when I may not want to do it…I still get motivation once the process starts.  The pieces of the puzzle line up upon the 3d puzzle of this life.

 

However, the approach I take has to be different, if i want the change to occur.  Don’t worry I am a pro in patience.  The patience zone is overflowing out my cup and causing yours to run over.  Clean that up, though. 🙂 Anyway, between the expression of love and the passion for writing, BALANCE is a must.

 

I choose not to worry about the things that I can’t control.  Don’t get me wrong, this is truly easier said than done, especially regarding my heart and mind.  Keith Harrell expressed, “Worrying is like a negative form of mediation.”   Preach, Keith.  Preach.   I tap out of the worrying as much as I can.   It alters my mood and energy entirely too much.  It’s not always the situation but the fear and uncertainty combined with the risk of the situation.  Change is in progress.  I will be patient, forgiving, and loving towards myself.

 

As you know, whenever you push pass your comfort zone, pass your pain, pass your security, risk is involved.  You have to remember to be kind to yourself within the transition while continuing to take steps forward.  Standing still and talking myself out of things is not exercising my faith, my courage, my strength, and my SELF.

 

I affirm:  It’s tough but I will push toward the reward I seek in line with my vision and gifts.

I affirm:  I push through my pain and comfort because my success in that area is far more important to me.

I affirm:  I will fail in ways but if there is a lesson, then it is another gain toward achieving my goal.

I affirm:  The people and environments that I allow into my life are conducive to my growth, as I am conducive to theirs.

i affirm:  No matter what I will try to look at the positive in the situation and even if the past was associated with a negative outlook.  I won’t be a cynic.

 

Today is a blessing.  Today new measures, and some revised measures, are taking place.

I EXPRESS GRATITUDE.

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A Quote that Resonates

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Some quotes resonate deeply. The truth of it pulls at the roots of the experiences that are within you. Only a simple, mmhmm will come forth…and it is enough.

We receive many truths when we need to receive them the most…as a hug that things will be alright…as a comforting assurance that you are not the only one that has experienced the storm.

There are unshed tears bottled up in these truths. Truths that push us to keep going, to keep breathing, to keep believing, to keep pushing forward through the sludge, to keep expressing, to keep healing, and to keep on keeping on. These truths are life. The parts of life that are undeniable, unforgettable, and life changing.

Take a sip of this one from Aja King:

” There are times in your life when things don’t go easily, when there are obstacles in order to get there, and it’s because God wanted you to remember how hard it was to get there, so you can appreciate it even more.”

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Soul Conversation 


I’m in a position of surrender and vulnerability. 

I seek forgiveness in all that I’ve tried to control that is beyond my control. 

I release jealously that was born out of fear of loss and fear of uncertainty. 

I release expectations of others.

I am only able to expect and manage the best within myself.

I love passionately and I am loyal with honesty and care. 

I analyze naturally and I accept who I am. 

I release worry of things not working out. 

I’m not immune to pain nor will I assume a posture of negativity to prevent the lessons housed within it. 

I apply courage and faith daily. 

I’m imperfect and accept it fully. 

I will live until my days are no more. 

I express gratitude for the ability to release the thoughts within my mind and heart. 

Prayerfully, I set the intention to walk the path without the intention of harm, but to love as I am loved humbly.