©Sandy Rodgers Ministries
The original thought for September’s theme was Success. However the more I thought about it, it seemed what most need to do is to surrender to success! That we must surrender our fears, to either failure or success and proceed from there. We must truly know our worth and feel a sense of deserving the best. We are an heir to the Kingdom! The Fullness is ours! Will you, can you accept it?
We each have dreams and goals, yet we seem to procrastinate in doing the things that will bring us to that place of success. We put it off, say we will follow up at a later time or simply ignore the blessings that are put on our path. Perhaps we feel ill at ease for desiring more than what others have experienced either in our birth families or with our circle of friends. Put that all aside and make a decision to be the one who sets the pace for others to follow, set the example for excellence.
So the next time you meet someone who says they can help you achieve your dream, schedule an appointment with them right away. Or you happen to find a business card of a person that you met who is an excellent resource, follow up with a phone call to them. You just never know what could happen.
Surrender your fear, surrender your thoughts and surrender your way to Success. Allow your actions to match what you have determined to be most important in your life. Know that you are being guided and protected from On High! Trust that the Universe is waiting for you; to be Successful, to follow your Dream, to become the Greatness you were created to be!
Be engulfed, entrenched in Success! Open up to the vastness of the Universe! Know YOUR rightful place is called SUCCESS! Feel the completion of a JOB WELL DONE!
God, The Most High, The Benevolent One is supporting YOU!
Are you at a point where you feel fed up? Tired of the way things are showing up for you in your life? Sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Relinquish and Release is the answer. Giving Thanks is the solution.
Relinquish your thoughts of fear and lack. Release your need to be right. Relinquish your feelings of neediness. Release those emotions of sadness and unworthiness. Relinquish and Release all of everything that does not give you Peace and Comfort. Release each little fragment of loneliness and despair. Release, release, release.
Replace these now empty spaces with constant thoughts of gratitude and appreciation.
Be Thankful for everything and everybody that is now present in your existence. Give thanks for each have shown up to Bless you. It may not feel like a blessing but go ahead and be grateful anyway. Bless the traffic jam you find yourself in daily as you travel to work or school. Bless the weather regardless of its condition. The sun will shine again and the rain will shower you with liquid sunshine soon. Bless those extra pounds that have found their way to your body. Bless the bills that come in the mail and bless the creditors that extended you credit in the first place!
Give Thanks to your Source, or whatever name you use to describe The Creator. Thank God for everything big and small. Thank Allah for Mercy and Grace. Thank Jehovah for Life. Thank Buddha. Thank The Most High. Thank the Ascended Masters. Thank your Ancestors. Just give Thanks.
Be Thankful you are alive and well this day! Be Thankful for the air you breathe and for each breath you inhale. Being Thankful is a sure cure to end your feelings of being angry with the world. Shout it out loud!
I AM THANKFUL, I AM THANKFUL, YES I AM THANKFUL!!!
Sometimes this statement is used as a defense concerning limitations of our ability or inability to do something.
Consider this just for today; as a human you have been given dominion over all other animals; YOU are the ruler of this earth!!! You are endowed with Rights and Privileges of Royalty. You are in a VERY powerful position.
‘I’m only human’ is not a statement of weakness or small endeavors. It is a statement that demands we use our power to protect the environment. We must stop abusing our natural resources. We are to protect them just as a parent would protect their children. This planet earth is our responsibility! Our mission is to save it, not destroy it. Have thoughts today of what you can do to protect the environment and then go about doing it. We are rich in resources, natural resources. Let us discontinue being wasteful.
Our responsibility is to care for the small creatures, the animals of the earth. We have been given dominion because we can do it, because this is the Master Plan from The Most High. Not because we earned it in any way which implies we did something to have this right.
How you use your humanness is up to you. However to look at it from another perspective adds value to the worth of humans. We are created to be ‘in charge’ of this earth.
We are God’s keepers of the Palace, The Most High’s Earthly Kingdom.
I accept my powerful position as a HUMAN! I am God’s right hand man and woman here to do the work given to me.
YES, I AM ONLY HUMAN AND VERY PROUD OF IT!!!
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!!!
I joyously celebrate this day which is the anniversary date that my granddaughter, Deja Tyson, made her physical entrance into this world. She embodies the wisdom of the Ancestors and has proudly demonstrated this. She has been a teacher to most that have had the opportunity of meeting her. She simply uses her gifts and goes about her business doing what she does.
The summer she turned two, I took her and my grandson on a road trip across the U.S. We spent two months traveling, stopping in several states to visit with family. People were amazed when they discovered she was not two yet because she was speaking in complete, logical sentences. She was paying attention whenever someone would ask how old she was. My response was she will be two on August 2nd. So after awhile when the question was asked she would answer the person and they would just smile. Out of the mouth of this little person came the answer, “I will be two on August 2nd”.
Deja is intuitive, artistic and creative. She demands the best from herself at all times. Her parents feel she puts too much pressure on herself by doing this and to date she continues with expecting the best from all her actions, especially in school.
At age six she joined me in hosting a group of twelve dynamic sisters whom I had gathered to discuss our collective efforts in creating a better society. She helped prepare the treats and was given the assignment of greeting each lady as they arrived. When the meeting started she was actively involved and included as introductions were made. Little did I know that as the meeting progressed she was sitting there taking notes from the discussion! Her minutes were complete and accurate! Be mindful of what you are teaching the babies as they emulate what you are doing.
Celebrate the life of those little ones today, perhaps your own children or grandchildren. Celebrate their unique gifts to the world. Help to enhance their creativity. Help them by showing them a better way. Do not allow foolishness to be their only experience.