I rubbed my fingers through a pile of mustard seeds just to see and feel for myself how small they actually were. Now, I suppose my faith is strong. Strong enough to overcede a mustard seed. I watched how they rolled out of my hand and through the openings in the palms of my hands until there was nothing else left. I got up from my chair convinced that my faith would push through doors and boundaries that I couldn’t even imagine. I was sure that the mustard seed had nothing on the faith I had tucked away in me. At that moment I knew the battles I faced were in need of a boost of faith and me falling down onto my knees in total submission.
Now, I got up and walked away and no more than a day when everything seemed to be falling down I downgraded my prayer and starting saying if it’s in your will and I stopped and something came to me. Now in the bible it’s written that, “You ask and do not receive because you ask with the wrong motives so that you may spend it on your own pleasures”( James 4:3) Now, a big fine house with a pool out in the back is great but what about world hunger, missionaries fighting for their lives, safety in our country and throughout the world, peace, togetherness in the communities, better schools? We must start praying and unselfishly for peace, favor, and grace over leaders, communities, family members, and self and watch how that little mustard seed of faith and praise will make a impact… a positive impact..
Thoughts raced in my mind quicker than a speeding bullet or at least that sounds about right. Fear seems to be contagious in a way. I would hang around certain people and before long I would have fears racing in my head and some of those fears did not belong to me. So, was I supposed to live in a bubble? or just run like hell from people? But choices that I came up with did not go with my personality. I am a lover of people and even animals too. I loved talking to people about life and experiences but if I got around a crew that had a thousand and one buts as to why they are not happy and where they want to be and had something negative say about not only themselves but other people I would slowly feel myself loosing energy as I absorbed their crap. My husband says to me all of the time that I listen and that’s all people want is for someone to listen but I wasn’t just listening I was absorbing and I wasn’t getting paid for it. The thing is this. I have to learn how to step in take my power back and do what makes me feel great and that’s speaking life over myself and others. So toss those negative thoughts out the door and welcome in new people and situations.
Steps to elevate Negativity in your Life
1. Pray( please a prayer in your God box asking God to change your mind set and place positive and progressive people in your life and block out all of those that aren’t right for you)
2. Live your life (Do fun things….laugh a lot and worry less)
3. At the end of the day and before your day begins MEDITATE
4. Exercise more( walks in nature)
5. Eat healthier( going to sleep after eating cake will have you dreaming all kinds of crazy stuff.
6. If somebody is around you and everything is negative just walk away and politely excuse yourself *you might be alone for awhile but honey that is better than being around someone that dumps their crap on you…
I swear I left my purse inside of my house about three times to be exact and I literally had to run back in and grab it only to think about something else I was missing or had just plan on forgot. The last time I ran frantically up my stairs and into my house I stopped for a second and remembered to breath and just relax, I figured that maybe I wasn’t meant to meet my friends on time that day so I decided to just plop down on my couch and meditate. Within sections I was walking myself through a total relaxation situation and after 40 mins of a energy clearing meditation I was ready to start my journey again and believe it or not I didn’t forget my purse this time…..
Enjoy your day beautiful people and remember how important it is to STOP….and STILL the mind….
Meditation is so essential. In order to focus and create a plan to achieve what you desire you must learn how to still that busy mind of yours and stilling your mind can be extremely difficult and stressful especially when you are running around frantically looking for just that one sweet moment of peace. I was at my ob/gyn and every woman I know is never looking forward to experience that huge violation of privacy besides me!!!!! I love the peace and quiet haven the doctors office can bring after dealing with my loud and active 3 and 5 year old and in fact I look at my ob visit as a bit of a vacation at times… I know you all are thinking Ross is insane but this was my reality until I just started to reschedule my children’s schedules around so I could get my meditation in and then I finally started to slowly incorporate meditating in with our morning and afternoon activities and believe it or NOT….It works…Now, it took me two solid weeks of them fussing and not willing to cooperate but it works!!!!!! As a busy business owner and mother I knew I had to get something going because I couldn’t pause the children and a surely couldn’t pause work…. So we must learn how to still our mind and meditate with out odd schedules for our sanity….
You can find meditation exercises in my book Honey, I’m Full Figured So What on amazon and below are a free starter tips…
Crystals ground your energy and a excellent to hold during meditation…
Grab a Lilac Lepidolite, Emerald, Gem Silica Chryscolla
hold it in your left hand and close those eyes and begin to breath in with your nose and exhale and drop those shoulders through your mouth…..
A RELAX…..RELEASE…..AND HEAL…. Join Meditating Beauties June 22, 2014 @grant park for a FREE urban chic guided meditation for more info go to http://www.healingflolounge.weebly.com I hope to see you beautiful people there and enjoy your weekend
Far too often I find that people are living and doing things just to impress others. If we learn how to impress ourselves I swear there will be less heart ailments and stress related deaths. We must all learn how to say, “I love myself wherever I am at in life”, and stop beating ourselves up and just learn how to live and love ourselves again. I run across so many people wearing fake masks for so long that they no longer know who they are and what makes them happy. Honey, take that mask off, it doesn’t look good on you and learn how to be authentically you and the best at it. IMPRESS YOURSELF
Steps to LOVING YOU
1). Pray about it( put it in your God Box)
2). Affirm your life daily AND Meditate
3). Laugh a hell of a lot
4). DANCE and not worry about how you look
5). Did I say laugh a hell of a lot….laugh a hell of a lot
6). Don’t get stuck in VICTIM MODE take your power back