Reflect and Find Joy in the Journey

I hear many say “I’m not where I want to be but I’m not where I used to be!” They are taking time to reflect. If you look at your emotional healing journey as a race, you can look back at where you started and see where you are. You might not be at the finish line yet but chances are you are no longer in the starting block either.

I know traditionally we don’t celebrate until the end but I celebrate you if you are still in the race! It’s not easy but wholeness is worth it!

Expect tests that will show you the progress you’ve made. Don’t get mad at the person. Appreciate the opportunity to grow, forgive, Let go and move forward unbothered.

Congratulations on the progress you’ve made! You are not where you used to be! Smooches

Dealing with Grief in all forms

We are used to speaking of grief as it applies to those that have lost someone they love to death! My love and prayers go out to anyone suffering from that type of grief at this moment. Praying you find peace, comfort and strength to keep moving forward while keeping those precious memories of the good times close in your heart and mind.

Grief also shows up in forms we don’t usually it associate with:

  • Loss or drastic change of a close relationship you expected to last forever
  • A major chapter of your life ending (retirement, child-bearing, empty nest, driving, sports etc.)

If you have gone through any of these things lately and you can’t put your finger on what’s going on inside your heart and manifesting in your emotions, it may be grief!

Allow yourself to make it through the grief cycle however many times you must. If grief is love with no where to go, I pray God shows you someone who needs to receive all that extra love you now have to give!

Hay Fever – The response to the change in seasons

I haven’t been able to quite explain it until now. I’ve been suffering from “Spiritual Hay Fever!”

What is Hay Fever in the natural – An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other similar symptoms as a result of the change in the seasons.

I’m experiencing symptoms indicating the change in season spiritually. You may be wondering “huh where is she going with this”…Stay with me!

See I’m in a new place where I am seeing God Move suddenly in the lives of His children. It’s truly the manifestation of:

  • The Last shall be First
  • Lender not the Borrower Wealth
  • Yoke is easy, Burden light
  • Gift making room
  • Windows of Heaven opened
  • Unmerited Favor
  • All things working together for the good
  • Quick discipline and fast repentance
  • Necessity to walk in Authority

Now you may think that I mean life is perfect without tests or trials, not at all! But, I do mean life at a new level of faith with blessed assurance of living in the Kingdom of God where natural rules don’t apply.

There have been tears during this season, honestly happy and sad. Happy tears are often flowing not just for me but as I see blessings flow in the lives of others (even strangers). I have to keep tissue with me. I just never know when the happy tears will fall.

There is a difference between tears of sadness now than before. Now tears of sadness are more of a release of pain instead of an expression of hopelessness. My tears are literally a prayer and when I’m done crying, the weight is released.

There’s the symptom of sneezing spiritually where there is a quick detox and expulsion of any remnants of the past or unclean to make more room for that which is new and Holy. I’m quickly recognizing any remaining bondage in my life and can quickly identify the root where it started and uproot for once and for all. Forever free!

There has been a greater need for rest as my body adjusts to its new rhythm and role in this season. Guilt free rest which is different from the unfruitful laziness of feeling in despair and not walking in purpose. I rest to prepare my body for doing what is needed to fulfill my purpose.

Now that I recognize what’s going on I’m not mad at the symptoms of this spiritual Hay Fever I’m experiencing. It’s all preparation for this new season. I’m excited, anyone with me?