Walking, no, more like stumbling through life
Vision blurred by all that’s occurred
Not staying on course has my dreams deferred
Allowed myself to lose focus
Due to foolishness and hocus pocus
Let comparison rob me of objectivity
had me forgetting about the blessings just for me
Doubt had me believing delayed had turned into denied
Had me trusting in worry and anxieties lies
Had to get regrounded and regroup
Had to familiarize myself again with my own truth
Had to remind myself of whose child I was
And that my gifts are truly a blessing from above
There is no timeframe or race
Just continue on and keep the pace
With renewed faith, my vision cleared
And once again I’m ready to tackle all I once feared.
Life is all about learning from experience’s, sometimes we are a little slow on the uptake and have to repeat a lesson.
We often allow our emotions to guide decisions that only our mind is truly qualified to make. I know it’s hard to let go of how you feel, even when you know it’s for your own best interest.
So you pray, praying steadfast to take that feeling away. And in time your prayers are answered only for you to turn around and be tested.
Do you hold firm? or do you fold to the tantalizing memory of the addictive high?
And if this one time you fold will whoever or whatever forever have a hold of you?
I say not necessarily, sometimes we have to experience something more than once to get the true lesson from it. Everyone has a different barometer by which to measure what they can and cannot tolerate. Maybe it took that second time to reach the peak of your limits.
Hell, it may take some people multiple times and guess what? That’s their business and their prerogative.
One thing life has taught me is not to judge the hearts and lives of others, because as soon as you say what you won’t do or what you won’t put up with the Almighty or Universe will surely test you.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough tests to last several lifetimes already.
So be easy with yourself.
Now, I’m not saying settle for less than you deserve or to put up with abusive behavior. What I am saying is that ultimately it’s your life to live and you have to come to terms with what and who you allow in it and for how long.
Don’t base your life and limits by comparing it to another. Comparison is the thief of joy, do well to remember looks can be deceiving, because even salt can look like sugar.
So what looks sweet may not really be.
Trust grass grows greener wherever it’s tended to and watered. Effort proceeds progress.
So take those lessons on the chin and resolve yourself to let go of the past, grow your future and begin again as many times as you need to.
This COVID-19 has me sheltering in place in. I was already doing it without the order, but now we will have no choice except to grab essential things for sustaining life or for people who are employed in essential fields i.e. grocers, gas stations, banks, health/medical fields, and public safety fields.
I am a registered nurse that works from home and homeschools my daughter on a regular basis, but for those who don’t how are you and your children adapting to this new normal?
First off, are you giving yourselves time to adjust?
Don’t think you just have to jump into the school work that was passed out or digitally assigned.
Give you and your child or children a break, take a “spring break” so to speak and relax, regroup and refocus.
Anxiety and frustration levels are high for some so this allows you and your child time to adjust.
Children can feed off our vibes and emotions, so if you are anxious and or stressed 9 times out of 10 your child or children feels it too.
Take time to sit down and discuss how these changes affect you as a family and also individually.
Discuss your fears and theirs too. Then discuss ways you all can help alleviate the stress and anxiety created by those fears.
Maybe you can learn to meditate together, or maybe have a family spa day where you all take turns taking care of each other.
Make it fun and enjoyable.
Break out the cards and board games. Make some baked goods together, try some of those new recipes you’ve tagged and saved off Facebook or Pinterest.
Appreciate this time you may have to practice or spend time doing things you are passionate about.
Get a library card if you don’t have one already and check out videos, audiobooks, and digital books. Watch movies and do reports on them. Sit on the porch or deck or balcony and observe nature or just sit quietly and do some deep breathing exercises.
Camp out in the living room and make a fort-like you used to when you were a kid.
Make this time about reconnecting with yourself as well as your family.
Keep your faith and when necessary ask for help when you are feeling down, depressed or despondent.
Reach out via phone, text, Facetime, Duo app, Houseparty or FB live to feel connected to others.
This too shall pass, so hold on and do your part in containing and limiting the spread of this virus.
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
Stay home when sick, consider yourself contagious if you have or develop a fever which is 100.4 degrees or above.
Treat your signs and symptoms at home unless they become unmanageable or accompanied by respiratory distress, difficulty breathing, chest pain, severe dizziness (not relieved with rest/hydration). Boost your immunity with fresh and raw fruits and veggies, vitamins and natural supplements or herbs.
Use essential oils and aromatherapy.
Time and patience are essential.
So is faith and common sense.
We can do this alone, but spiritually together. Let’s root for and encourage one another.
Don’t allow yourself to self-sabotage future relationships. You deserve the very best that life and love has to offer. You just have to be willing to see the blessings in the lesson.
Sometimes we have to kiss a few frogs in order to fully appreciate when we find our “One”. The frog isn’t a punishment, it’s a teachable moment. Sometimes they teach us patience and sometimes they teach us exactly what we don’t want in a mate.
Either way use the experience as a catalyst for growth. Experience is the best teacher, but sometimes it takes a whole lot of trial and error to come up with the winning combination.
Forehead kisses to her third eye
Allowing her more opportunities to say thank you
Than you’re welcome
Understanding her desire to have help
Not because she can’t do it alone
But because you recognize the fact she shouldn’t have to
Allowing her to be vulnerable
Without feeling weak or preyed upon
Respecting her intelligence
And praising her resilience
Recognizing the hard exterior is part of her adapting to life without a mate
Understanding your strength and patience is a catalyst to her shedding that outer layer
Knowing how to stimulate her mind and evoke orgasms without ever touching her body
Speaking to her soul so that she knows
You’re the missing piece
To synchronize the rhythm of her heart beat.
Sometimes in our quest to find fulfillment, we become overwhelmed and our mind shuts down.
We can envision so many scenarios for our life but unless we stick to one path and one goal at a time, the road becomes cluttered with an overabundance of paths that lead to nowhere. It’s impossible to learn to walk without learning the art of taking one step at a time, such is true in regard to progression in life.
There very well may be a broad picture, but sometimes we have to allow ourselves to work up to that, one stroke and one step at a time. Not allowing ourselves to measure our progress through the comparison of others seemingly on similar paths. Each journey is different and each lesson is Divinely tailored for the person receiving it.
We have to learn to be patient and for some waiting is so very difficult. But when we attempt to push when we are supposed to be still, the Supreme Power has a way of shutting us down and forcing us to be still and listen to instruction. It’s impossible to listen when one is not focused and one cannot be focused when energies are concentrated on a multitude of things all at once. It’s when we are unfocused that we often find we are busy, yet still accomplishing nothing, because we have not devoted ourselves 100% to one thing at a time.
There is a difference between multi-tasking and multi-masking, multi-tasking is completing or performing multiple tasks at the same time to a desired end. Multi-masking is the appearance of making moves when no progression or completion of tasks is actually ever made.
We have to allow ourselves breathing room, learning how to not only be patient with others, but more importantly with ourselves.
So stop trying to force your neighbor’s shoes onto your feet and stop trying to follow the map to someone else’s life, it won’t lead you to your treasure.
Stop worrying about how your life looks to others and get busy one step towards progress at a time
Instead, BE STILL. LISTEN. PLAN. Then FOLLOW your plan to get to your desired end result.~micaiah