Blending is a gradual process of mixing several ingredients together to become a new mixture. Sometimes it involves liquefying, sometimes chopping and grinding. Regardless of the action required, the result is always the same, several ingredients thoroughly combined together to become a unique new creation of oneness.
As I witnessed the marriage of one of my nephews this thought became crystal clear as it pertains to families or any other ‘mixture’ of people. The different individuals, personalities are all combined to create something new and different.
I watched the youth blending together to create what appeared as one massive unit. They became a blur of unity. All you could see were smiles. All you could feel was harmony. They simply knew how to include each other and blend into having a great time. Teaching and learning from each other the various dance steps. They allowed each other space and time to showcase their individual talents.
As the young adults and elders joined in, it grew and became a larger blur of unity. No one paid attention to age, race, height or weight. No concern was given to a person being on the dance floor without a partner because everyone was their partner.
The finished concoction was a perfect blending of not only two families but of multiple families. Each had come prepared to add their spice to this celebration of two wonderful souls who had vowed to blend into one unit; A Beautifully Blended Body of Oneness!
The creation of anything requires time, skill and expertise. True relationships do not happen by chance, they take time to build.
Building relationships is a wonderful opportunity to discover who you really are. Most relationships that we entertain are a reflection of those qualities we either have in our self or aspire to develop in ourselves.
Always began the building with truth and honesty. Allow the other person to see and share with the real you. I have been told by the participants of Common Ground that they do not allow people to see them in their fullness at first. They wait, wear masks to cover the real person, until that person has proved they are worthy to really know them. The masks serve as a protection and a hiding place. My question to them is what does that say about you? Are you afraid or ashamed of whom you are? Why not allow the person to see the real you? What if you are missing out on a great friendship? What if that person transitioned before you have the opportunity to show them who you really are?
When we have nothing to hide and no longer are ruled by fear of people getting too close or not liking the real you, then we can proudly show up in our authentic self at all times. Regardless to the situation we are pleased of who we are and have become and fully desire for others to ‘see’ us in full expression.
Do you always show up in true identity? Do you wear masks depending on the circumstances? Do you first appear one way, then as the relationship builds and you feel more comfortable you become another person? Become the person who desire to be so that you can always demonstrate the authentic you! Be proud of who you are at all times. Express yourself fully.
Build the relationship with you first. Know you are a child of God; worthy, deserving, complete, healthy, and whole. Honor yourself at all times. Be kind to you, be loving to you and be forgiving of yourself. Love you and allow others to love you in return.
©Sandy Rodgers Ministries
Yes we are Spiritual Beings living a human life. As we honor our divine Higher-Self we are to create and maintain balance.
Balance is created when we are open and receptive to all of humanity. Balance is when we celebrate life in various activities. Balance is the desired state of awareness.
Too much of any one thing can cause us to become off-center. On a scale when it is evenly distributed it is in a level mode. Placing too much on either side causes the scale to be unbalanced. Is there any area in your life that you are not attending to?
Are you spending quality time with family and loved ones? This does not suggest that you are obligated to a certain amount of time; it does ask that you share in quality time together. Perhaps it is only a phone call because you live in a different area. It may be short visits because all involved are actively engaged in personal endeavors. Have you said ‘I Love You’ to your loved ones recently? Do you demonstrate love to your loved ones through your actions, thoughts and words?
Are you spending time in increasing your knowledge? This can be accomplished by several methods including observation. I have learned so much by simply observing, especially small children and animals. When you observe nature you are uniting with the very substance that sustains the Universe. I love to look at the trees and plants; to look at the sky and clouds; to walk barefoot in the water at the ocean or lake or watch animals interact. These activities can increase your knowledge when you allow the experience to teach you.
Being balanced means giving proper attention to all areas of your life. Are you taking care of yourself? When was the last time you did something very special for you? Something like buy you some flowers or soak in a bubble bath; take yourself to the movie or out to dinner; going one full day with no criticism nor feeling inadequate.