20 years ago, I began having dreams in which a voice came to me saying “Come with me, I have something I want to show you”. The first time I went to a place where spirits were kind of waiting; the second time I decided not to go. Then the third time came and I went. This time was different from the first and the second. The voice seems closer, stronger, powerful, yet gentle and loving.
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Today I received an unexpected gesture of love, a text. The thoughtfulness and simplicity of delivery was divine. Nothing fancy, just genuine!
Often times I am overwhelmed with the love I have for my children. I value them and motherhood so much and I hope that loving energy flows to them, unfiltered, just as I feel it. Being a mother has given me an outlet for loving that is so endearing. And the love that you see in a child’s eyes draws upon that love even more. I AM IN LOVE!
Children allow you to love as you’ve always wanted to, but were afraid to for fear of being rejected and hurt. But, that won’t happen with children. They love you back, even when you’re not the best parent, they love you anyway.
As a Counselor, I am a witness to the resiliency of neglected and abused children. They still love! They continue to seek the acceptance and love of their abusive and neglectful parents. CHILDREN ARE MANIFESTED LOVE and I AM IN LOVE…with LOVE.
Sitting here today, I am thankful that God has blessed me twice with the experience of carrying and nurturing life. I am in awe of the fullness of the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I wish that everyone could see children for the blessings that they are, an opportunity to love and be loved; to teach and be taught; to nurture and be nurtured.
I AM IN LOVE!
Finally, I realize what it means to stand in my power. Being without it allowed me to realize that I have it. I have…You have power that has nothing to do with the power that someone else has. It has everything to do with positioning and maintaining a position that renders you powerful in your own right. Most important is that no one can take that away from you. You have to give it away. How?
1. Making decisions that put you at a disadvantage
2. Compromising your TRUTH
3. Giving too much when little is deserved or earned
4. Saying too much or too little
6. Acting on feelings/emotions alone
Plainly put, you give away your power when your decide or act out of weakness or ignorance. Standing in your power means to think, act and speak decisively, wisely and with conviction. Power is concentrated mental, spiritual and physical energy that is sound and properly placed. Standing in your rightful place, in your right frame of mind, doing the right things is POWERFUL.
Never be moved by the whims of others. Never allow yourself to be tossed to and fro like leaves that have dropped to the ground with no place to go, no root, no foundation…No Power.
Be more like the tree that stands still, rooted and grounded in its power.
Temet Nosce ~ Know Thyself
Finding the one needle in the haystack sounds impossible, right? While not impossible, yes it is a challenge. Sorting through all that hay! Buried under distractions of many guises, you are barely recognizable, suffocating. Check your pulse! Unhappy and unfulfilled, you can’t quite put your finger on what is missing. Why the dull, unmotivated feeling? There is a constant feeling of frustration simmering just beneath your surface. Uneasy. Insecure. Powerless. A constant cloud of uncertainty hovers overhead smothering your light and draining your energy. Unfulfilled in your work and relationships because you have gone astray. Life is monotonous and mediocre. Real Talk…This is depression!
DE – removal, privation, separation, away from – SELF
PRESSION – Endeavor to move, Pressing
PRIVATON OF THE ENDEAVOR TO MOVE FORWARD…TO SELF-DEVELOP, SELF-ACTUALIZE
SELF-DEPRIVATION Continue reading “Finding Your Needle In The Haystack…”
Legend has it that Achilles was the bravest hero of the Trojan war, according to Greek mythology. When Achilles was born, his mother, Thetis, tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the river Styx. As she immersed him, she held him by one heel and forgot to dip him a second time so the heel she held could get wet too. Therefore, the place where she held him remained untouched by the magic water of the Styx and that part stayed mortal or vulnerable. Achilles fought heroically against the Trojans, but was killed by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow from behind. To this day, any weak point is called an “Achilles Heel”. We also refer to the strong tendon that connects the muscles of the calf of the leg with the heel bone as the “achilles tendon”.