God’s Calvary can consist of your friends and family; your earthly Angels and/or strangers. The Calvary has come to protect you on the battle field of earth versus heavenly reality.
Your friends are God’s gifts to you. They have each been assigned and placed on your path to serve a particular role in assisting you to get where you say you desire to go and to become who you say you want to become. They have agreed to serve in this position and some roles are for a lifetime while others are temporary. We cannot keep a person who is only here for us temporarily, permanently. This disturbs the balance and may block the next person who is assigned to help us. Friends are gifts.
Your Earth Angels have received their instructions from The Most High. Their duty is to serve and protect you. You know the person who is always available even if you act out with them? The person you seek when you need to hear yourself talk out loud; the person who just knows when to tell you to heed to your warning signs. Earth Angels are a precious commodity and should be handled with extreme care.
Strangers appear when we are so consumed by the physical appearances that we have placed ourselves out of touch with our friends, family or Earth Angels. We feel alienated and alone, afraid to say what we are experiencing. With a stranger we are free to be our self, there is no fear in hearing what we have shared with them. We have a tendency to feel safe expressing who we are with a stranger, someone who does not know our past.
All of these individuals have their respective roles to play in fulfilling the assignments given to them by God. Learn to respect each one for their Blessing in your life.
God uses people as messengers when we are stuck or require guidance.
God’s Calvary is amazing and truly strengthened by Holy Power! Energized by the One Power and Presence that sustains all life!!!
As I sit, I carefully observe and pay attention to all that is around me. I pay honor and treasure my ability to listen, not insisting on talking.
As I sit, I allow myself to become an integral part of the whole. It’s awesome to have this feeling of being totally involved with the Universe.
As I sit, I hear the sounds of nature. Even while there is noise I can still hear the birds, their sound is ever present when I tune my hearing to them.
As I sit, I can sense the feelings of those around me. It is as if we are communicating on a soul level. No words need be spoken for me to connect with those around me. A glance, a nod or a smile is simply enough to acknowledge their presence.
As I sit, I am Thankful for this vast and massive Universe. I am Thankful to be alive in a time such as this.
As I sit, I listen intently to what is not being verbally expressed. I can hear the hearts of others. I can feel their emotions of both joy and pain; anger and excitement; fear and ecstasy. I am in alignment with their Spirit and it is a connection of souls relating to each other.
As I sit, I rejoice in my own being. I appreciate all that I have and all that I am. I rejoice knowing it is all a gift from the Creator!
As I sit, I become stronger and wiser. I allow the indwelling presence of Infinite Source to fill me to overflowing with goodness and mercy. The Grace of God restores my soul and my spirit.
As I sit, I remember to be ever Thankful all the time.
As I sit, I am gifted with Wisdom and Strength.
As I sit……..
My experiences at Hartsfield Jackson will remain with me for a long time. I choose to remember how bountifully I am blessed when I simply go with the flow, when I relinquish my need to control situations. This is the last part of my journey.
I called a friend as I sat there. I wanted to get away for a short time if possible. I left a voicemail message and continued on with my explorations of the airport adventure. He and his cousin came and took me to dinner. This was a wonderful treat that may not have happened if I were not stuck at the airport. We enjoyed wonderful fellowship together, a great meal, delightful service and great friends. A wonderful combination!
I know I went through the security process at least four times. I kept going back to the gates to see if I could get on the next flight! What was so amazing to me is the first two times I went through with no problems, but the third and fourth times I was stopped! It was all so humorous to me. I had not changed one single thing I had on me or was carrying.
So finally, here is the next to the last flight of the day. I sat there with my boarding pass, just waiting. My name is called by the same agent that had worked every flight to Los Angeles that day. He recognized me as having been there all day waiting on a flight. I approached the line leading to the walkway for the plane and he said, “I told you to come to the counter.” So I apologized and walked to the counter as he looked very serious and explained “Oh I am terribly sorry I called your name by accident.” I literally stopped breathing. And he began to laugh hysterically at me! I had helped to make his day because not once had I become upset with not being able to get on a flight. This was his way of appreciating me!
On the plane I was gifted with sitting on the aisle way next to a mother and baby boy. This baby and I played all the way to Los Angeles, allowing the mother to take a nap now and then. I usually sit next to the window and would have missed this opportunity to share with this baby.
It was a most awesome 13 hours! I was gifted with wonderful Spirits who shared so unselfishly with me of who they were. I joyously received their gifts of friendship and I know I am blessed by having spent thirteen hours absorbing the love of other people.
The blessings I received from spending thirteen hours at the airport on a beautiful Saturday continues:
My first blessing would be to meet a young soldier just returning from Iraq. His name is Miller. As we talked and shared he asked me if I played cards. I told him yes and began looking for a place where we could sit and play. He did not want to play; he wanted to gift me with a deck of playing cards he had brought back from Iraq. The deck has the faces of 52 men they were and are searching for (some have been captured). It is truly a treasured keepsake.
My first stop in the Atrium area I met a couple from Oakland who had recently moved to Atlanta. They were a delightful couple and they made me laugh with some of their stories.
As I sat outside getting some fresh air I met several men who had just completed Boot Camp at Ft. Benning Georgia. One of them was a forty year old who was so proud of himself for enlisting and completing boot camp at age 40! He shared a statement with me that I will always remember whenever I think about our soldiers who go off to fight war. He said “Soldiers give up all their rights to protect the rights of others!” That is deep!!!
I sat in the Atrium area and decided to lay my head down and get some rest. I was able to sleep briefly on a chair, curled up and cozy. Then came the biggest gift I could ever receive…..
The second story of the Atrium was filled with lines of soldiers waiting to be processed as they had just returned from Iraq. As they completed this process they were escorted downstairs and led by someone announcing them. I was excited to be a part of the first American crowd to salute them by giving them a standing ovation for their heroic actions!!
I am thankful I was delayed!!! Thirteen hours of pure bliss!!!
Recently I had a most awesome and amazing opportunity to truly value the delays along my journey in life. I was flying standby into Los Angeles from Atlanta, on what happened to be the busiest day at Hartsfields Jackson Airport.
On the first flight out which is the preferred flight when traveling standby, the gate attendants did not call one single person that was on the standby list. We were instructed to go to the Customer Service counter and list ourselves on the next flight or a future flight. In summary I spent more than twelve hours on a wonderful Saturday at the Atlanta airport.
At the Customer Service counter I was asked if I just wanted to wait until the next day because all the flights were oversold for that day and it looked doubtful that I would be able to get on any of the remaining flights. I laughed and replied, “No, because my son dropped me off and he is taking his children camping for the weekend fifty miles away. He has the only other set of house keys and I did not bring my set. I have no way of getting back into my house!” I smiled the entire time during this conversation. And to think my luggage was already en route. The agent was mystified that I was so undisturbed by the news.
I met so many wonderful and incredible individuals while spending the day at the airport. I fully participated in the whole airport scenario. The thirteen hours were filled with delightful people and wonderful experiences. I would have never scheduled myself a day at the airport but I was truly blessed by the experience. I relaxed and embraced this entire episode of my life. I went with the flow of what was actually happening in my life and did not moan or wish it was something other than what it was.
It is not possible summarize these thirteen hours of amazing miracles in one day, although I have attempted to do so. The story continues on tomorrow.
Enjoy wherever you are today fully and completely. Value Your Journey!!!
August is the month of amazement. Carefully look into, check out and investigate all the wonders of life. We move so quickly some times that we may forget how incredible things are.
This month slow down a bit and truly witness the beauty that is all around you, even in the little things. Stop for a moment and feel the sensation of the blood that flows through your veins. This gift of life does its job without any effort on your part; it just does what it is designed to do.
Pay attention to your breath. Do you breathe fully in and exhale completely out? Or is your breathing rushed and/or shallow? Can you allow yourself to inhale deeply, taking in the wonder of life? Go ahead and breathe in very slowly, enjoy this feeling of allowing yourself to appreciate the gift of breath. Now exhale, let it all out. Relax and take another deep breath. Notice how you breathe. Be grateful for this gift of oxygen.
Have you ever noticed how a wound will heal itself, even when you do not place a bandage on it? That is a gift as well. Your body can and will heal itself because it is designed that way. God took precious care in creating the human, making sure that it was a perfect specimen, fully capable of restoring itself to wholeness when injured.
Then there is the amazing fact that you can change your thoughts at any time you decide. You are not stuck into one way of thinking, unless you are unwilling to exercise that privilege.
It is simply amazing how incredible God has created everything especially the human being, the highest form of life. Pay deliberate attention to the details and the movements and motions of life. Notice how amazing life truly is and celebrate the Goodness of God!
What do you hear when people tell you who they are? Do you listen to them or do you process it through the personal filter of your expectations? Do you hear their reality or do you hear blah, blah, blah because you need to hear only what you choose to hear? In the end you want to blame the person for not being who you assumed they would be.
Most people show up in their authenticity and when we listen to what they have to say we can truly learn who they are. Yet we often miss the message because we are not truly listening. People really do tell us who they are, even if it does not sound like what we want to hear them say.
Practice intentional listening; truly listen to what is being said by the other person. They will tell you the truth about who they are. Do not allow your expectations to interfere with what you hear. What are they telling you about themselves? Are they unavailable? Are they afraid? Do they need you to support them: emotionally, mentally or spiritually? Do they desire to share themselves and looking for a safe environment for that to occur?
I hear from many people their frustrations about a relationship that ended bitterly. In most instances it stems from one or both not sincerely listening to the other. One or both played the game of selfish motivation. They wanted the other person to be what they needed them to be and not who they truly were.
Today participate in total surrender to listening to what people are saying to you. You will receive rich blessings by uncovering the depths of the true souls of folks. You will hear stories of desires, goals, past pains and hurts, a longing to be heard by others.
Thank God for gifting you with two ears and one mouth. This implies we are to listen twice as much as we talk.
What do you hear?