The Internet has brought great benefits, even with it’s downsides, to society, such as a range of bloggers to suit any taste, even in poetry, in all areas. However, I do worry about accuracy in blogging, even journalism, a cautionary tale learned by the whole FISA debate and scandal going on. I very much appreciate my fellow bloggers, who are passionate about their work, and for that I say Kudos. I do hope that if bloggers are posting anything related to current events they are doing some solid research first, and that goes even in offering an opinion. Another piece of advice I would give any blogger is to write about what they are familiar with first, but even when giving opinion, step back, be at least partially logical and level headed, not purely emotional. Blogging, writing, coaching this stuff is something that can make for break reputations etc.., so let’s be as responsible as possible.
We will often in our lives create this seemingly perfect plan and knowing who you are as a child of the Most High, of the Creator of the Universe, having a general outline for your life, understanding your gifts, talents, what you love to do most and all that, putting that into practice is not a bad thing. I wish I had had this all sorted out a lot sooner. I wish I had gotten into the music and found this great production team a lot soon through fiverr, but I didn’t and honestly I did a lot of self sabotaging in different areas of my life. Then I didn’t realize I was doing it, or really why, all the unresolved baggage I had from my childhood, and that’s another blog post and poem. I do believe in what Paul says in Scripture about powers and principalities of darkness, negative entity and even if you study metaphysics, there are positive and negative energy forces in the universe and even within our own psyche. God when he realizes that we are not at a mature stage to handle certain things, as much as we might want them career wise or in different areas of life, will allow sabotage, dalay and that kind of thing, not cause it, but allow it. He will allow the journey of self discovery to realize, wow I do have a bunch of baggage I am running from and stuff I am not taking responsibility for, time to stop that and stop that now, deal with it all, painful as it might be, only then can I truly move forward to know who I truly am as a child of the Most High and with all my gifts, talents, put them to use, go on the path I am meant to go on. It can be a long and arduous journey, won’t kid you, but when you get to that point of that realization of, wow etc.. and deal with any inner conflict etc… and in a way that is really mature and to the greater good, it makes all the difference to your life and even society. One thing that is important is getting out of victim mode and never letting anyone keep you there or try to put you there. Not saying bad stuff doesn’t happen and not to deal with the emotions etc…, but don’t let anyone make you a life long victim or to see the world as a scary horrible place eternally. Life, the world, everything has like the rose, both the rose and the thorns. Realistically see both, know how to navigate the thorns as you appreciate the beauty of the rose. Know that there is a time to use your gifts etc… and a time to nurture them, it’s important to discern when each time is.
This presentation discusses things we need to let go of in order to move forward. I am adding the meditation “What is Holding You Back?” to compliment it. The two combined I hope will help you in your life journey. If these have been a blessing I hope you will consider donating to this blog.
I revamped the channel and it now has only 22 videos, but these videos represent steps in my journey of being the fullness of who my creator meant me to be, of honoring that, honoring that relationship, where I feel in my innermost heart, spirit and soul, guided by prayer, and scripture what direction I am supposed to go. In my social media and expressing views and overall truths, God did not give me the mantle of being PC, but that’s fine with me. As you will see in one or two of my songs as they come up, not in that area either, so brace yourselves.
Also, I will be doing mini seminars, audio which I will share with you directly on this blog, hope they will help you, so stay tuned. I hope if this blog is a blessing you will consider donating.
I love to sing and that’s great, I love to write, also great, love to perform artistically when it comes to poetry, also great, love to teach, coach, minister also great, but what is the core of my strength? Where should I put the focus? This is important. I had one of my songs professionally produced, “I Won’t Apologize for This” including the vocals, looked at which pieces got the most views etc… on youtube and asked for feedback, honest back from those who know me. I realized that my strength is in speaking up, speaking out what the Spirit, Holy Spirit guides me to speak and write, so I can teach etc…, but the singing, music production, best leave that to someone else. I best focus on the writing part, maybe even doing seminars. I still sing when I send the samples to the producers and vocalist who produce the tracks for me, so they can hear the baseline melody I want to for the piece. When I am at Mass, I sing my little heart out, in tune, out of tune who cares. Objectively seeing one’s gifts and being able to let go of stuff, and saying “Ok Lord, leaving that so someone else and I will do this other thing, leave that to others to do”, not a bad thing. Know your core strengths and work with that.
How we begin our day, the thoughts we begin the with for our lives and our own self matter. Thoughts are alive and have the power to make break the day, so how we begin and end the day, thought wise is important. This affirmation I liked when I came across it and wanted to share it with you. May it bring great blessing to you and your day.
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Why write poems and songs, why record songs and compose music any of that, some might say it’s not practical to dedicate your life to that, the chances of money making are small, but we don’t do it for the money, some of don’t, so why. This is why, for you the public and for sharing life, faith and everything in between, to inspire and much more.
I attended a prayer service yesterday at Life Center church in my neighborhood for the first time. What was different about it that will have me going back? What did it make me realize?
The first thing was that it was a place that was not distracting, it was a place where when we were hearing the praise music from the artist who also at one point offered her intercessory prayer, and when the pastor’s wife did the same, and another member of the church, we really were focused on that, on Christ. There was also because of this, a sense of egalitarianism where I felt that I could at some point perhaps also offer an intercessory moment such as prayer for the nation, our POTUS, for parents to be guided to do right in their parenting. Then there was the fact that we were combining worship music with prayer, both in harmony, in compliment and synergy. I had my eyes closed most of the time, really letting the music soak into me, the words, and the prayer intercessions, really communicating with all my heart, spirit and soul with God. I realized that this is why perhaps there is a moving toward the evangelical because while they do offer teaching, and God willing sound biblical teaching, they also understand the power of music as prayer, as part of prayer. I realize for me that is crucial to my faith, my faith life etc…, that communication of truth, and biblical truth through music, the arts. If that truth offends, not because of the truth itself, but rather because the truth has hit home and is truth, one that that person does not want to accept.
I will be going back and hopefully contribute also to the music and prayer, and I hope also to let people know about it, bring people to participate, pray with prayer and music.