Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I am hear to tell you that you can take a look at yourself  in the mirror, You can face it, You can face your stuff
You can get through it.

When everything goes to hell in a hand basket and it seems that the world, family, friends etch have turned against you or just simply abandoned you. 
You can get through it.

When you have been stepped on, mistreated, Money acting funny change looking strange, bills due, children lost their minds and getting on your nerves. 
You can get through it!!

When that loved one dies and your world has shifted off its access
You can get through it!!

When everything is topsy turvy and you  can’t seem to see the up from the down
You can get through it!!

Especially when you don’t even know what’s wrong and you are just feeling blah
You can get through it!!

Close your eyes take a breath, Just BREATHE. And then go ahead EXHALE! Acknowledge this moment.  Acknowledge the challenges but breathe and remember this is just one moment in time.
Open your eyes, look in the mirror and TELL yourself I can get through it

How? One day at a time, one step at a time, one moment at a time.

So know this that no matter what it is or how long it takes

Be blessed my brothers and sisters.  Only a little while longer and
YOU WILL Get through it!

RIPPLES (Shifts)

2 September, 2012

Have you ever dropped a pebble in a pond, or skipped rocks on the water, or just dropped something in a sink or bathtub full of water? Sometimes there’s a splash and then come the ripples and as you watch them they spread out and get bigger and wider from the center until you can’t see them anymore.  

Well, have you ever considered the things you are doing that spread out and have far reaching affects on the people around you, the ones near and the ones far?  Have ever considered the thing that you dropped into the water and how that affects your foundation, because ripples don’t only go wide they go deep as well.  We never think that the thing we do first drops and then spreads out.  It becomes a part of our very foundation and then it spreads out into time and eternity and affects every aspect of our being. 

Consider this… if you were a child whose parent never told you that they loved you then what do you do?  You would go looking for love in all the places right or wrong seeking someone to love and accept you.  This one act, as simple and as complex as it is will affect everyone you come into contact with.  Because you are looking for love, sometimes your behavior may not be real because you want to be loved, so you do whatever they want so they will love you back.  And so it is with a person who is loved and affirmed all their lives by parents and extended family.  Ripples make fundamental changes to our very psyche.  A kind word causes a ripple, a word said in anger, bitterness, hatred causes a ripple.  A smile, a thank you, a gesture can change a mind-set or shift an act of violence.  You never know. 

Let us be mindful of the ripples our actions cause because if you don’t deal with the cause and affect perhaps your children will who knows. 

TURBULENCE! (Buckle Up!)

What is it? Where does it come from? Well I looked it up.

There are many definitions to turbulence but the one that concerns us for this writing is… “Turbulence is a state or condition of confusion, movement, agitation or disorder.” www.dictionary.com

We hear about it all the time when we get on an airplane.  Buckle your seatbelts just in case there is turbulence, even while you are sitting down. It’s quite amazing really and a very interesting phenomenon.  You can be going along quite smoothly, minding your own business and all of a sudden there are bumps and drops and sudden shifts and dips.  It could be for the duration of the entire trip. That’s annoying isn’t to have a bumpy ride? The great thing is you have been warned and prepared.

The Cabin Attendant gives the instructions to buckle up and the pilot does his best to make adjustments on the journey, in the event that there is turbulence, but for the most part you have to ride it out until you get to your destination.  The funny thing is you can’t see turbulence but it’s there. It can be internal, external or both.  Anything that changes your state of being is turbulence.  One thing turbulence produces is change.  You are never the same once you have traveled through it. 

So where are you on your journey? The beginning and making preparation for take-off, all seems clear and sunny and bright? In the middle where you have had some shifts, bumps, dips and drops? Or the ending where the pilot has announced that you are coming in for the final approach and will be landing shortly and you can’t wait to get on the ground? Whether you are up in the air or the ground or on the sea it is unavoidable.  You couldn’t miss it if you tried.  So don’t try, just ride it out, it is easier and faster believe it or not.  Struggling only makes it worse.  RELAX!

Remember all is not lost, there is land ahead.  You don’t know what you will meet there, but is seems better than where you are now, experiencing all this turbulence. 
The most important thing to remember is that you are going through and this too shall pass.