Monday, July 23, 2012

Stop Taking It: Bags Should Be On Planes!

I'm having one of those days....but I will not let my negativity spill onto others like I at times so easily absorb others. I am learning to remove myself from people who taint my spirit; but the problem is you are not always given enough warning that it is coming. Now it's easy for You to say don't let others upset you but how easy is it for You to Do??
Today is one of those days...sometimes the pressures of the world compounded by one or two nasty remarks with attitude is all it takes to stomp you down lower then normal. So I have learned to just take time resetting my spirit in order to change the color of it. People often think experiences are one isolated situation after reality they layer and are interconnected. I pray God can heal and peel your layers and mine so the ugly ones get removed. I want scars that heal to reveal new skin...not keloids.
I thank God for wisdom but I also want Him to continue finishing the work in me He started so I can be free...unbound, unbothered, unhindered, and unihibited to tell folks about themselves in love and release them. I do not want to hold my negative feelings in my stomach. Lord release us all of carry the issues of other people that we make ours simply because they offered it to us. Help us to realize that what we carry, or take, is our own choice and we can simply just refuse "to take their mess." I rebuke this even now as I am sitting and typing, and for goodness sakes if you are wrong apologize not rationalize. Now drop the bags and everyone say it with me and smile... Amen!!! 7.23.12
God's peace and love to you. ~Beautiful Thought

Monday, July 9, 2012

Love Poetry: My MUSE

Myself, Beautiful Thought, am pictured with the bride after performing a poetry collaboration with Stephen Sparrow, for her wedding ceremony. I matched perfectly though I did not know prior what the wedding colors were. The groom, Byron, connected with me on Facebook after seeing me perform my 1st poetry feature at Artist Village in 2010 (His quote- "I truly enjoyed your inspiring...thought provoking... powerful words last night...may God keep using you as one of His sharpest tools. ~B. Smooth). Byron has been following my poetic growth since Fall 2010; who knew he would ask me to perform at his wedding one day.

I was looking for a muse to pen my wedding day poetry but I never "found" any exactly. All the words I said were a combination of words I wrote at different points in my growth over the last two years. No one knew, not even Sparrow at first, that it was not a brand new piece. I realize now that I Am Love and what is symbolic is that all the inspiration I needed was already within me. <3 Don't give up on true love.

This wedding did inspire me, not so much during the ceremony because I was a part of it, but as I view the pictures. The pictures are of course beautiful but to look back in time on this couple two years ago no one knew for certain they would be married. The pictures are prophetic to me in the sense that we never known God's plans for us but through patience and perseverance He will show us what He has for us. Hold Out my single people... for your own Ruth and Boaz... one day you will call them by their "real"name... when you exchange wedding vows. ;-) I TOO will wait.
God's love & peace to you ~Beautiful Thought

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Transparency: A Kept & R.I.C.H. Woman

I have been out of work since April of this year, and up until a couple days ago, my income ended with the last several hrs of vacation pay the end of April. It was discovered in June that I had a few hrs of vacation pay left and also some coworkers donated some hrs of their vacation to me. I just received it July 5.
This is not a cry, this is not for sympathy, this is my testimony. God has not seen me begging or without food. As a Dept of Human Services worker I am now on the other side of the bullet-proof glass. Even my status as a worker could not speed up the process of approving my food benefits. I had to go through and wait...persevere and increase my faith until God allowed relief. All the while strengthening my resolve to be a powerful and living witness.

My rent was paid this month because the money came Right on time, the very same day it would have been considered late.  But God!!!  That is to say my particular situation is "such and such", But God made a way out. He put on the heart of two of co-workers that I do not even stay in contact with to bless me with something they didn't truly need, extra vacation time. I plan to let them know how God used them. I think we often under estimate our impact in other people's lives.

My friends...Put God first...He promised our basic needs would always be taken care of...It's in His word. He has also proven it to me in my life and on more then one occasion. Be encouraged. Make Every decision in faith and wisdom putting God first in your decisions. Anything He wants and resources He has are greater then we could ever do or obtain on our own. I promise!

Have faith, God wants you to prosper but He did Not promise material riches untold, that doesn't mean you are not blessed....He promised spiritual riches and for our Needs to be taken care of. Every Christian will not be rich. Prosperity is ours Yes, in the spirit. Don't let the devil trick you-God wants our faith to grow Before our bank account.

"Put first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you." Keep walking, sit down and rest for a moment if you need to but, Do Not stop... Keep Pushing!! As for me, I am R.I.C.H. like never ever before!!! Ready. Inspiring others. Changed. Humble. 7.8.12
God's love & peace to you. ~Beautiful Thought

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sit or Push

So I'm currently trying to determine if God wants me to Sit Down or Push Through.

Sit/Push: My computer has died /But I then retrieved the data by converting the internal drive to a portable one.

Push/Sit: Went to library to send blog I wrote to the organization I'm contracted with /But as of right now I am denied access to my files on other computers because my laptop had a password.
Sit: Today I left therapy hurting because recently on top of my two bulging disks in my neck & carpal tunnel syndrome, last week I was additionally diagnosed with bursitis and tedonisis in my rotator cuff in one tendon and mildly in 2 others.

Push: Next I started working on my wedding poem and started to leave to go to an open mic. Sit: The cafe venue for the open mic was closed due to rain issues. I went home to find I won 2 one-yr subscriptions to Cranbrook Music Guild, the first show is not til Oct. However, I also received a cd of the Oct performer---- over 60 min of Bach Goldberg interpretations on piano by Simone Dinnerstein > Sit.....Sit....Sit... For tonight I'll just meditate and rehearse my wedding piece.

Tomorrow is a holiday, but be sure to tune back in Thursday when I find out if my check came from my job so I can pay rent & put a laptop on layaway. There will also be the update on the computer files retrieval shenanigans and if I will have to write a brand new blog.

Reality: These.are.the I'm still not sure if I should- Sit OR Push- for now I'm sitting because my shoulder just hurts too much to push. Transparently I write.
God's love & peace to you. ~Beautiful Thought