There is NO place for settling. Keep moving.
Another confirmation from nature: a rolling stone gathers no moss.
How do you live a life blessed with favor and peace, within and with others? By magnanimous generosity (like throwing beads at Mardi Gras) of forgiveness.
Have we forgotten forgiveness? Jesus instructed us: “Resist not evil…” (Matthew 5:39a)
“WHAT?!” you say. Remember, God said, “Vengeance is Mine.” (Deuteronomy 32: 35, Romans 12:19)
Does it take East Indian-born Depok Chopra, a man who lives peace and compassion, to teach the heart of our Middle Eastern-born Jesus?
If you have ears to hear…read his wisdom and understanding in this Huffington Post article below. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/what-does-jesus-mean-by-r_b_12385.html
P.S. Find out my daily prompt for grace in my second book HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU
Recently, I received a surprise visit from a friend I haven’t heard from in a couple of years: my great blue heron. She (We haven’t been formally introduced, so I choose “she” is a her.) first entered my awareness around 3 or 4 o’clock one morning.
I was awakened from sleep by what I interpreted as a scream. I sat up to better hear. Instead of someone screaming, I heard screeching. On this—her second—visit, I saw her standing by my back stream, exactly where I saw her my first time. I was in the midst of my physical, emotional, and spiritual transition, so I interpreted her visit as my sign to investigate her message to me.
In Native American lore, the heron embodies wisdom and patience. Herons are intelligent, resourceful, and very determined. They are at home in three elements: Water, Earth and Air. Comfortable in multiple elements, the heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water while breathing air (and air being its medium for flight) patiently waiting for its dinner to swim by. Comfort in multiple elements is symbolic of easy transitions. My “transition” was very challenging.
One article I read spoke of liminal spaces.
“liminal: a barely perceptual sensory threshold; of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition.” – Merriam-Webster
In ancient cultures, the action of the heron having one foot on land, and one foot in the water has been recognized as “a sign of liminality – of crossing into a space that is neither here, nor there.” This is what Eckhart Tolle refers to as the “Now.”
This spoke to me of my transition, my in-between place. I was neither here, nor there…which reminded me what my daddy used to say to reel me back from whatever excuse or rationalization I was giving him for whatever I was in trouble for!
“That’s neither here nor there.” he would say. True! I was desiring escape from my uncomfortable space.
Blue Heron’s message to me: I am not my environment. I am not my body. I am not even my circumstance. She showed me I CAN move through my in-between places, people and/or things, calmly and patiently. I CAN maintain my stability. I CAN remain focused. I CAN BE present.
When you find yourself in liminal spaces, an in-between phase, remember Heron’s tranquil stability, ready and set for action when her perfect opportunity swims by. Until, her wise stillness is mirrored on the water’s calm surface.
My transition is my Now. I am learning: I touch my feelings in-between my upgrades—“opportunities;” I feel my emotions; I stay in my now; I breathe inspiration in my tranquility; I love my life, and I love my life lessons.
As I utilize my Mastery Systems’ (www.masterysystems.com ) life upgrade coaching tools, I remember:
I touch. I feel. I stay. I breathe. I love.
Are YOU ready to discover your greater mission in life? If so, email me. I am available and enthusiastic for your remembering your masterful self.
My decree for you-all in 2017:
May you rise in Joy. May Inspiration fill your breath. May your ears be satisfied with Truth. May your eyes see Perfection. May Love kiss your lips. May your hands be full of Grace. May Peace greet you at every turn. May miracles strew your path. May I AM Be your Border and Boundary. May you be full, filled with ALL.
And, they affirmed…
“I am joy. I am inspired. I inspire. I am truth. I love truth. I am perfection. I see perfection. I am love. I am grace. I am prosperity. I am blessed. I am blessing. I AM THAT I AM IS in me. I am ALL possibility. I am fulfilled.”
Believe. BE. Alive.
Realize what POW-er you have and how to use it…
“Did you know that every time you talk about an unhealed wound or trauma, you re-activate it in your emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies? As you speak, or even think, about an old issue, you experience it as if it is happening right now. Since your subconscious mind does not know the difference between current experience and past memory, for all intents and purposes, the trauma or negative experience is happening now…
Unfortunately, when an issue is re-activated, instead of using it as a healing opportunity, many of us react by pushing the wounds down with numbing substances like food, drugs, internet, Facebook, TV, and a long list of other distractions.
Unhealed issues get stored in the body, until we release them. The body obliges as a storehouse for emotional wounds but it does take its toll, especially if issues are accumulated for long periods of time. Storing wounds in the body eventually weakens the body and invites illness and disease, as well as causing depression…The good news is that the body is ready to release issues, the moment you are.
When an unhealed issue is re-activated, don’t just push it down – take the time to finally heal it. This means creating intentional space to [FEEL] your emotions and allow the issue to process through to Healing. Once you allow yourself to fully experience these emotions for the first time, without resistance, you will innately know what path to healing is right for you.
Wounds are meant to be healed. We are not meant to spend our lives carrying around past issues and hurts.…
Wounds want to be healed and issues want to be released, but you have the last say. None of this can happen until you are ready and willing.
You are meant to be free and clear of emotional burdens. You are meant to live a limitless life with an abundance of love and creativity. You are meant to stand on the mountain top with arms stretched wide – willing to receive your grandest dreams. The Universe is listening.” –Nanice Ellis, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Do you desire emotional, spiritual, and physical wholeness? Do you remember your heart’s desires? Reply or email me and let’s talk.
So, what fills “empty” space? I’ll get back to there tomorrow. (Remember: September is paradigm shift month.)
God’s Love IS Forever Now. God is jealous for ALL to love Him. In intimate communication, we know He loves us/all, Jesus intercedes for us/the world, and Holy Spirit works overtime to teach us Christ-likeness, Jesus’s compassion, and God’s mercy and majesty.
God’s righteous judgment is right, and mercy is the grace of God.
“For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 (ESV)
Not that God doesn’t judge. He does and He will! His judgment is to lead us into repentance and into the narrow way wide with Grace.
Holy Spirit’s nudges are gentle. Listen to your heart thoughts. When a family member, friend, enemy, acquaintance, teacher, stranger, movie star, singer, politician…comes to mind, speak their name in prayer. Prayer can change someone’s eternity. There’ll be no rising from the final fire.
“Father God, I desire __________ with me at Your Son’s wedding.” Now, rest. THEY will do the rest.
I anticipate You at my BIG Fat Heavenly Wedding feast!!!
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AFFIRM: “I move forward in Peace and Grace.”
And, YOU CAN!
In both my books, you will discover I am a master raconteur using personal anecdotes and stories from my life blueprint to encourage, empower, and propel you in yours. Please, allow me that joy. You can preview and order BELOW or amazon.com.
http://booklocker.com/books/6235.html “Views From My Chariot: A Wheelchair Oddity”
http://booklocker.com/books/6811.html “HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU”
So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to the change. This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming.
There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, something must come in and replace it.
When change comes, relax, have total faith, and know that the change is ALL GOOD.http://bit.ly/1ClUDSl
“PROMOTION is coming, and you will see how it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!
Beloved, what you’re coming THROUGH and are about to come OUT OF….. FELT like it was gonna take you outta here. The pain & pressure was so REAL that it’s almost like you have the “literal scars” to prove it. What your MIND was put through. What your HEART was put through. What your EMOTIONS were put through. Even changes in your BODY!
But don’t give up! You’re right where He wants you to be. You were intentionally HAND-PICKED by the strategic plan of God! The whole time there was something He was coming after; the TARGET of His BURNING, INTENSE LOVE for you. But not just you, but the MANY SOULS you’re called to!
That the REAL YOU that REVEALS HIM would now COME FORTH IN PURITY & POWER, and how everything else in the way got to be BURNT UP & BURNT OUT! Our God Who Is a Refiner’s Fire has chosen YOU to put you IN IT, for a reason!
But only for a season.
He says you’re ALMOST THERE, and you shall be the UNDENIABLE PROOF. PROMOTION is coming, and YOU’RE coming out as PURE GOLD!!!”