In my experience, choosing to be happy in everything one does, has proven to be a journey riddled with constant obstacles and setbacks…and I thought from my bubble of creativity laden free spirit wonder, that love is all you need.
Love, however powerful and reassuring, is definitely not all one needs. You need courage to step fully on the promises you seek. You need faith to continuously push beyond the boundaries set and you need prayer to communicate that which is not relatable in this realm, yet understood spiritually.
Life does not hand you what you want, instead it leads you through to where you are purposed to be. Whether you fight against the current, exalting your energy in a manner that leaves you worn or you fully lay into the groove of the frequency and surrender your will of control; you still have choices.
And while I have interchanged my position on how I flow, I am learning when to hold on and when to relinquish the reigns. Because sometimes my grip is in laced so heavily in fear, all my strength goes into my grasp; be it mental or physical, when in fact it should be a spiritual grasp for peace that surpasses all understanding.
This is the time for me to simply focus on me. Not what others think I should be doing or have or be…but where is the flow leading me and do I have the courage, faith and prayer life to withstand the journey? Because in the end, I know where I will end up, due to my stated and visualized affirmation: HAPPY.
So why should I fret? Why should I grow weary with worry and doubt, when I state what I will into my life?
Hold on to the peace and ride the frequency.
Have you ever experienced a time in your life, when all cylinders were in sync and operating at their highest level?
You felt like every thing was in its proper place and you were safeguarded from foul play; in essence, life was damn good!
And we cherish those moments…but here is something I want you and I to pay close attention to:
Are we living in the past or are we gaining faith from our previous greatness, that it will return to us once again?
Last year my life was quite a fairytale. I was taking numerous trips, coloring my hair for the first time 😊, traveling often, pampering myself regularly, purchased a new vehicle (against my will, but glad I did) and enjoying my singlehood.
And then out of nowhere, I found myself unemployed and no energy to accept that my lifestyle was changing. I was not ready to let go of what I had always wanted to obtain, and now within a matter of weeks, my department went from hopeful talks to teary-eyed meetings filled with “I’m sorry this is happening.”
I was in shock, I honestly loved my work and felt fulfilled in my position. The connections I made with my youth, teachers and community partners all swirled around in my mind as I begin to make preparations to say goodbye.
How could God place me here for only a short time? Why would the Universe uplift me only to bring me low and feeling meek and defeated? Why am I once again fighting for survival and not thriving?
I sunk into a depression that even now I am not 100% sure I have fully stepped out of. But I am here, each day I am given, to rise to the challenge; seeking and expecting better than even my last year, which in truth was beyond what I prayed and hoped for.
I remember the time before that magical year and how I fought to maintain all I had and when things changed for me, I tried hard to remain grateful…but here’s what I am willing to admit to today: I didn’t set aside time solely to say Thank You.
I did not devote myself to prayer or building a continued spiritual connection. I was too busy enjoying the harvest to give thanks first.
Which is why, even when I win a battle, survive a storm, am able to smile through my tears, I give reference to God for it all. I’ve learned that even in our mess, asking for Forgiveness and being truthful, God can do way more with that than God can with unacknowledged faults.
So, while I still am not where I’ve asked the Universe to send me, I give thanks that this path I am currently on, is leading me where I need to be. The journey never looks like the destination…and I’m sure the reason is that we don’t become complacent and comfortable along the way.
The Universe has to shake it up a bit to keep us focus in our faith and connected to the spirit. No days off from gratitude.
The hardest part of the journey is attempting those things you seamlessly did before when life was consistently turning up roses, as suppose to when you’re having to plant and await the harvest.
Go forth with your bag anyway!
Expecting to reap great benefits and I am willing to proclaim that you won’t have enough room in your bag to receive it all.
You’ll have to pick and choose from all you planted in faith.
It’s such a blessing to go from one stage to another; one where you were hoping to be chosen and now you’re the chooser!
Take the leap and go forth, ready to receive.
Make A Plan
Set Up Shop
Go Get It
In all your getting; don’t forget to give kindness.
In all your proclaiming; don’t forget to show gratitude.
In all your praying: don’t forget to move in faith.
What we get is contingent upon what we give. Constantly learning daily that the Attitude is the source of what matters most.
Make A Plan
Set Up Shop
Go Get It
Discover your purpose; you’ll always have a reason to try.
Your focus determines the type of energy you put out.
Choose wisely what and who you engage with and self check on a regular basis.
Know what’s up with you more than what is occurring around you.
You are your first responsibility.
Seeking clarity helps one make better choices.
However, dont question the journey to death, even with all the facts there is a risk involved.
That’s when you activate your faith and move forward with courage.
All you can do is what you can do, the rest will be what it will be.
Contentment does not mean you settle, no it means you understand that the place you are in is only temporary and that better is not too far from you.
Being grateful in all things enlightens us to the beauty in every situation and circumstance.
Focus on the beauty within. It’s a blessing to overcome.
Focusing on where you’re going, helps you move beyond where you’ve been.
Remembering where you came from, helps you focus on where you want to be.