Each visit to the nail salon is always the same. The technician removes the old polish with a solution. Next is the cutting and filing down of the over grown nail. Once the old layers are removed the technician will massage and pamper you. The final stage is the application of new polish followed by the Top Coat, which protects all the work that has just been completed!
God is the Ultimate Technician!
God is carefully removing all the old layers with a Spiritual solution.
God is filing away all the old, over grown, unnecessary doubts, worries and fears. God is cutting away the feelings of unworthiness and despair. God is clipping away at the ingrown insecurities.
God is massaging you with Unconditional Love. Pouring the oil of Forgiveness on you and rubbing you with this essential element so that it is absorbed into the very fiber of your core.
God is pampering you with Joy, Peace, Harmony, Justice and Hope! Making sure you are Satisfied!
God then lavishly pours on and applies the Top Coat of Grace and Mercy!!!
This Top Coat serves as a protectant to the new layers that have been graciously applied with loving care and generosity.
What is your excuse for not being the person you want to be?
Is it a job that prevents you from pursuing your passion? A job that demands and takes all your energy yet you stay there anyway? Accept that job is truly a blessing to you, allowing you to live comfortably in the fashion you have chosen. It is your choice; always remember you can choose differently.
Is it a habit robbing life from you? You know it is unhealthy yet you continue anyway. You are aware of the dangers it can produce in that precious body temple of yours. You think and proclaim that one day you will stop this thing and vow to do something else. Somehow that day just never seem to materialize for you. It has become an excuse not to exercise self-expansion.
Is it a relationship that does not add value to who you are nor does it honor who you are? Yet it has become very comfortable to remain in it, to stay. You say you are being abused mentally, emotionally or spiritually….but it does not matter anymore because it feels okay and normal now. My self-esteem is sinking. It has become my safety zone for not accepting self-responsibility for my life.
Is it a lifestyle that drains everything out of you? Procrastination, fear, stubbornness, or any other belief that stops you from forward movement, yet you allow it to keep growing inside of you. These feelings feed on your constant thoughts that keep repeating themselves in your head making them real even if they are imaginary. And soon they are so enormous that they overtake you completely, you feel trapped and unable to get out. You can always, always choose differently!!!
It requires Strength, real powerful strength to Surrender to God’s Will for your life. We think we have and know all the answers. We feel as though no one can tell us what to do or how to do it. And we stay stuck in a fog of uncertainty and confusion.
However, as we surrender to God’s Will for our lives we become peaceful and serene with the manifestations that are unfolding. We smile with acceptance of the bountiful Blessings that are being showered upon us.
How do you know the difference? Well, when we are pushing and shoving, manipulating and taking advantage, then we are usually not in alignment with God’s Will. We are attempting to make something happen! I know I have been there a lot of my life. Thinking that ‘if I do not do it, then who will?’; believing that I had to work hard and nonstop to get where I wanted to go, or thinking that working two jobs was the only way or simply accepting lack as the one reality.
When we are moving about in Peace and Love, as things are just happening with no effort on our part then that is when God is working through us. When the little acts appear as gigantic movements then that is God working through you. To allow this to happen requires gigantic strength. We must surrender our best friend – ego! We must tell ego to take a hike, to be gone from us. And because ego has been a constant companion for so long, ego is not leaving without a good fight.
Learning to surrender that ego, that part of you that says you must compete; win the battle or they may appear to be better than you, is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ego is always about judging and judgments win or lose, condemning and condoning. Release the ego, say that final good bye. The battle is over.
God’s Will for you is for YOU! You will never compete for your good. It is always present! There is always available Your Portion of Grace and Mercy. Simply Surrender to The Creator’s Will for YOU!
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!
In preparing certain metals it is necessary to melt them down to achieve the purest form of the metal. The treasure is inside the precious metal.
There are times when we humans must go through a melt down to achieve our purest precious state of Higher Consciousness. There may be layers of negative build up residing in our thoughts. We may have corrosion in our expectations. Rust may have eaten away at the core of our perceptions of life and living.
Let us prepare for the melt down. Begin by uncovering all the stuff that resides on the surface and then dig deeper. Change that frown that has served to keep people away from you into a warm welcoming smile. Take careful study of how you react and interact with people. Start warming up the pot.
Lets get a little deeper, are there still hurts and pains from the past that you have not forgiven? Will you now release the person and events from that storehouse of negativity? Will you replace the memory with thoughts of love and acceptance?
And now let us go even deeper. Still hear the deafening words of those that belittled you and made you feel less than a person? Are you still angry that those mean spirited people were able to do that to that small defenseless child? Forgive them. Forgiveness is for you not them. Send them prayers of peace and blessings.
And deeper still, abandoned or abused as a child? Not encouraged, never a positive word spoken to you, never noticed as an individual? You are now fully grown and can forgive and release. You can choose to love and live in harmony with your thoughts and feelings.
Now the pot is at the boiling point. Step in fully knowing the pure essence of your beauty that will be brought forth from the fire, the big meltdown. Treasure and appreciate your glory and splendor. Own your life with respect and dignity. God has blessed you and no human can take that away from you. Yes you may give it away to someone however no one can take it from you.
Rejoice in Who You Are. A precious and rare Jewel in God’s Kingdom.
When you are most taunted with challenges, BE STILL.
When the weight of the world seem to be pressing heavily upon your neck and shoulders, BE STILL.
When you just do not know the answers, do not know what to do next,
When there seems to be chaos and confusion all around you, BE STILL.
When you feel alone and boxed into a corner, BE STILL!
When darkness is the only light you can see….BE STILL.
While facilitating a session with Common Ground this statement came up. The discussions shared by the participants were interesting. Suddenly there was silence. A question or actually a need that had been expressed earlier was answered by someone. Again another moment of silence. Understand here that silence is a rare instance with this group. One of the group members observed that the answer came when the group became silent, as we were all being still. It was such an Ah-ha moment. We were each reminded of the gift of just stopping to BE STILL!
Be Still and Know is a scripture that has puzzled many because of the simplicity with which it asks you to not do anything other than BE STILL AND KNOW! There is so much strength in being still. It is relatively easy to take action on something even if it is the wrong action. However to BE STILL requires great strength because it goes against what our society tells us we need to do to resolve all opportunities in life.
The Present Gift is to be fully alive and active in the ‘Now Moment’; to release all attachments to outcomes, schedules, obligations and demands. In other words it means to simply “BE”!
We may experience difficulty in doing this because we have become a society controlled by a clock, a manmade mechanism to guide us through the day. We gauge all our actions by the time, the stroke of the clock.
I personally own several watches but never wear one. I gave up the attachment many years when I attended a class facilitated by Rev. Adunni. I am never late, actually I normally arrive early to all my commitments. For me there is freedom in not always checking my wrist to ’see’ if I am on time or what time it is, but that works for me.
The ‘Now Moment’ is fully lived when I am totally present in whatever activity I find myself engaged in. There is always a gift in that moment of being fully present to it.
Today remember to be completely and actively in ‘The Present Gift’. Unwrap it with the excitement of a child. What is your gift? Do you really appreciate it? Show your gratitude for the contents of your gift, it has come to bless you.
I appreciate the many gifts contained in the individual presents given to me this day. Each one is unique and special, valuable and worthy of my absolute attention.