Speaking Truth of Heart and Scriptures

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The Journey That is Life.

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The passages that the church looks at today are Acts 18:9-18 and the Gospel John 16:20-23.  Though there  is historical and theological context, there is also a life lesson context, a metaphysical context, a symbolic one, so I present these questions for you to ponder:

  • What is the metaphysical meaning of Paul’s going from Athens to Corinth?  What do each of these represent on different levels of consciousness and self?  Is this a journey you might need to make, perhaps from subconscious acceptance of certain truths to conscious acceptance, even if painful to face?
  • What mental attitude is represented by Paul shaking his raiment and saying, “Your blood be upon your own heads”? From a purely spiritual and consciousness levels perspective what is this about and how can it be applied to our own lives, living?
  • When this realization that the spiritual life is unlimited in its capacity of expression is established, what is the next step? How can this help us with the first two questions put forth?
  • What city represents constructive thought? What in our lives does so?  It could even be others who bring wisdom to the table to help you reflect and reconstruct in your vocation, in your personal life…..
  • Is Christ an afterthought in your life, or along with the Father and the Holy Spirit a solid guide?
  • As there is cohesion in the Trinity, synergy, not fragmentation, can we say the same about our lives in any sphere of it?  If not, how can we look to the Trinity to give us an example of cohesion in our projects, lives, vocational path etc..?

Speaking scriptural truth, holistically, not bending to our will or desire for it to be what we want, but what it is, is not easy in our world today.  It is also sometimes difficult to speak what is in our hearts to others, but the Trinity can teach us to trust with whom we can share what it is in our hearts etc…, it can teach us much, as can Paul’s courage.  He also gave a cohesive structure for the church, and cohesion is important.  I hope this helps you on your life journey in all areas of your life, to look at scripture and ask these questions.

Amen

Springboard and Cohesion To Becoming…

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As I move forward with this blog, I hope it becomes more than just a blog.  My hope it that it will become a life coaching tool that includes, with  your financial support:

  1. Guest bloogers regularly 
  2. Quality audio meditations
  3.  Quality video meditations
  4.  Quality audio and video seminars
  5.  Free live monthly seminars for blog subscribers and members, donors  access only
  6.  Who knows what other tools and resources we will add to this

There will be every effort made to insure cohesion in the material presented and how it is presented, from blog to live presentation.  I have learned a lot from my own life and observation, one being cohesion is critical with projects and life.  I thank you now for your support to make it all a reality.

 

Being Social or Hiding/Running?

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The Journey That is Life.

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Social Butterfly, we’ve heard the terms right and “busy bee”, which on the surface can sound great, but what is the motive behind being a butterfly and a busy bee?

Motivation is often the key to a lot in life.  I have at times, including when I did not want to deal with pain and the reality of fibromyalgia done the busy bee thing, trying to be involved in anything and everything at once.  The result was major fibro crash, so not so smart.  The human tendency and we kind of see it from the get go even in Genesis is to evade, run from, escape, not face up to things, not want to deal with things.   Some go to extremes to not deal with or face their own pain, hurt, memories etc…, drugs, alcohol, not everyone.  Some find the arts as their way to get out the pain etc.., even cooking as a therapeutic way to deal with stress, and pain.  There is no one size fits all for how one deals with pain whether that is prayer, meditation, the arts, cooking, baking all in moderation, in a healthy way, even socializing.  However, when a person totally delves into a frenzy of hoarding almost one friendship after another, one activity after another, one charity after another etc…, afraid to be in silence, alone, alone with one’s feelings, thoughts etc…, well not good.  Everyone has stuff that is not so great in life that happened, decision they wish they had made differently, things they wish they had handled differently, but with prayer, with faith, with changes in current patterns that can be washed away, one can find new life.  That is healthy and wise, quite healthy and wise to do so, recommended actually.  

However if one is scattered all over the place in a constant flurry of activity, has to always be surrounded by people activity and noise because they can’t be alone with themselves, their own thoughts and feelings, memories, not good.  I realize there are going to be some sad, lonely times, moments, even when God unites me with my twinflame soulmate in true union, in sacred union, the nature of life.  I realize I need to have those alone creative times, which I don’t really have now to create music and record freely what I write, to be alone with memories, even painful ones, process them and cry if I need to or want to, ball my eyes out if that is what I want and need, feel my chest rip open and know I will still be okay, maybe even write some awesome stuff out of it.  I may also end up remembering some really great stuff and write some funny, even joyful stuff, who knows.  My activities should be not many, not busy bee ones, but few and ones I do because they are truly dearest to my heart, and time I spend should be spend with very special people.  I spent this weekend having a great time with truly great people from the Joseph Petrosino Lodge, for a cause I believe in supporting veterans.  I realized in terms of my meet up groups I need to get out of most of them because they really don’t interest me they were groups I became part of just for busy bee reasons, not because they really were anything I was going to be really active in.  I also realized I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, just have to appreciate the gifts God gave me and use them wisely and effectively.  Time to really streamline my life, my activity, time to be authentically me and grow up once and for all, but like I said still be me, sweet and spice, all rolled up into one.

Amen! 

Interdependency Not Same as Unhealth Co-dependency

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Lovely trees aren’t they? They are called Aspen trees, and recently I find myself contemplating collaboration, and healthy depency in terms of faith, The Trinity, different projects, and even as I ask God to bring me into union with my twinflame soulmate in this world those words.  When I have any question on anything I do two things meditate/pray and research.

One thing my research came across is a fact about the Aspen trees.  A grove of aspen trees is actually one organism, sharing one root system.  Though the trees are invidual trees they are sharing a root system, and flourshing in conjunction, in tandem.   Yes, there is individuality, but there is also the presence of the trees in each other’s lives each day, giving the world oxygen, beauty etc…, there is a common root shared.  Dependency is not necessarily a bad thing if there is appreciation of the other. There is a difference between unhealthy co-dependent destructive, make you feel miserable etc…, discourage you constantly all that and healthy interdpenendent is collaboration, cooperation, encouragement mutually, recognition of the other for what they bring to the table.  It is that when you are in each other’s company socially, personally, professionally you inspire each other, you are also able to give each other feedback, advice, seek it from each other.  You are not competing to be better than each other, and you are proud of each other’s accomplishments, talents, gifts, successes, support it, are there to share in it.  In a interdpendent relationship personal and professional, they share power on an equal footing. taking responsibility for their own feelings, actions, and contributions to the relationship. Because they have self-esteem, can manage their thoughts and feelings on their own and don’t have to control someone else to feel okay. They can allow for each other’s differences.  They don’t fear deep friendship and if it’s a personal relationship, they have no fear of intimacy and no problem wearing their heart on their sleeve with that person.  There is mutual respect for the other person’s goals whatever the context of the relationship may be and they can mesh it in a way at times that is even extradinarity benefiticial to both on all levels, a great sign of maturity when that happens when they are able if they are on the same path to streamline their lives and goals, even within a professional relationship, to mesh the vision etc…,

As I take on a new role and have made a lovely connection to a great person, my instincts tell me they are a really good soul, I hope that there will be a deep friendship, that lasts a lifetime and that we will be a solid part of each other’s lives.  I also hope that there will be a healthy partnership, teamwork kind of thing going on, and that in working with others connected to this project also I will have great teamwork going on.  I truly do want to have healthy interdependence with others, they with me and a great path in the arts and ministry combined.  Should the Lord see it to put forth for me my hearts desire of union with my twinflame soulmate, I pray that relationship is one where our paths mesh and intertwine in the most beautiful ways day to day, that though we would become as one, our individuality would never be lost.  The same with my faith journey in Christ.  God gave me a warrior soul for a reason, and the gifts he gave for a reason, so may I always in a good way honor that for the greater good.

Amen

What’s Needed To “Take Charge”?

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A lighthouse is a beacon, a clear signal in the dark, in the storm, can’t miss it, can’t mistake it for anything else, so it is a perfect symbol I think for a leader, in any capacity.  Having said that, lets make one thing clear, the beacon won’t save you magically from the storms etc…, and to have a pollyanna unrealistic give everyone around you acid reflux optimism ignoring and avoiding the fact that there are incoming storms for present storms, not dealing with them head on is well, OYYYYYYYY!  Don’t do that!  Now that we have rid you of that, we can discuss what take charge leadership entails either on a larger scale or even within a singular project one is involved with.

There are a few key points to look at and they are as follows.  One key element is communications, particularly of the vision, the mission and goals.  these have to regularly be spelled out and everyone needs to be on the same page, and if there are those who simply won’t be on board then this is not the place for them, best they find elsewhere to be.  It may seem harsh, but a cohesive vision with everyone on the same page for the success of the organization etc.. is crucial.  Those within the team have to able to have problem solving skills and ability, so if anyone in the group sees anything that is not working, they have to be able to bring that to the attention of the group, including the leader and that crack be fixed for the success of the organization etc…, action has to be taken, the leader has to be willing to take action.  Feedback needs to be balanced, so while praising what works is okay, false constant praise and not relaying what has been presented by customers or an audience, fans that ticks them off is not okay.  That also has to be presented and in a way that is not mean or anything like that.  If the group or the parties involved refuse to hear it or make changes then the leader has to issue some tough love whatever that tough love needs to be.  This is where the leadership part is not always fun and why say about the pollyanna thing “DON’T DO THAT!!!!!!”  If you do, you won’t be able to deal with any of this stuff and if you have a “the whole world must love me, like me” thing also a problem.  No, the whole world mustn’t love you or like you, respect you, your gifts, talents etc.. recognize them, okay, sure, I’ll give you that.  As for everyone must love and like you, no.  As I used to tell my students when I taught ESL in college even with their own kids to let their kids know even though they were parent and child they could love each other, but they didn’t always have to like each other and that was perfectly fine, so long as they respected each other and everything was perfectly clear.  There are those who don’t want conflict, ever, literally, and would like to go through life totally conflict free, very pollyanna, but not very realistic in the grown up world, unfortunately.  The issue is not conflict, but whether as a leader you address it, confront it, deal with it, and how.  This is why for example if you are leading any kind of ministry or if you have any kind of a faith based group or organization it is a good idea to start things off with prayer, for wisdom of the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Holy Spirit, strength to address all issues fairly and in wisdom. Often when people don’t want to deal with an issue or confront it, they will hint and hope it deals with itself, which it won’t and things will just get worse, but the pollyanna view just thinks that things will magically get better just by hoping and thinking it will, which it won’t of course.  I am a firm believer in prayer, but we also have to do our part as well.

Leading, taking charge require a combined dose of optimism, but also realism, and sometimes confrontation, tough love, all this, which can make people uncomfortable, but if you are focused on doing what you are meant to do and what the Holy Spirit means you to do and really have discerned it is the call of the Spirit guiding you then you proceed and it may not be all smooth sailing and you have to be ready for that, and for some to abandon ship, to escort some off the ship.  Leadership is not always comfortable, and like I said if you have a pollyanna, avoidance of any conflict, have to like me everybody  tendency, well “Don’t Do That!!”  Lead, guided by the Spirit, a very cohesive, firm, concrete vision etc.., conveyed and those who refuse to be on board with it, well their loss and they just won’t be a part of it. Pray for them.

Amen