Peace & Grace my beautiful ones….
Ever felt like you were literally s fragile within that “you” were the eggshells. Some situations are so incredibly heavy and full of absolute chaos, that you feel alone at times. Even if you have a faithful few in your inner circle you feel all alone and fear of the ultimate crack. Humpty Dumpty wasn’t the only one that fell, I’ll tell you. We sometimes fall and have cracks, scrapes, cuts, dents, and holes at times. However, we must take the intangible bonding agent to glue ourselves back together and find balance before leaning towards yet another fall. In a truly transparent moment, I admit I am currently going through the fire and the turbulence and speed of the winds blowing in my directions got me a bit shook. Thankfully a fellow sister reminded me that this storm is temporary in the time capsule of the Most High but forever in my timeline. Continually, I pray and meditate, “will my time of peace come and freedom to truly live?” So, I am still trying to see my way clearly to tread into some tranquility and into some newness. Coincidentally, the same day I bid a dear sister farewell for the last time, although I am filled with grief that she is no longer here, I am reminded of her smile. No matter what she had going on and in the midst of our many conversations, she would always give me a huge warm smile and embrace me and depart with the words- “I love you sister”, or “I love you girl”. It is with sincere reminders like this that are the greatest medicine and motivation to push a little harder. In the midst of it all when I sit in solitude and push my pen to paper in full meditation I am reminded that we must unleash all that we hold within and allow those trusting persons to be the sounding board and life jacket when you feel you are drowning. Keep on floating my dears till you see the shore and breathe.
Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you.
Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace my lovely and beautiful blessed beings…
Seeing your way through the grit of it all can sometimes be daunting and not to mention quite a tedium journey. Life experiences present some not so sparkling situations that leave you stained, wrinkled and sometimes just damaged. But that dark and uncomfortable process is, what is the making of something that is to be spectacular. Just as a butterfly with majestic sight of wings floating in the air, be reminded it was once a slimy slow and non-attractive creature upon first sight. And just as the lotus plant grows, its surroundings is not that of a five star quality with top-notch ratings nor is it probably a welcoming realm. But the manifestation is a beautiful flower that blooms despite that muddy and swampy surrounding. My lovely and precious ones remember some episodes in our lives are just ugly and not amusing or ones that we chose to dwell upon or gloat on. We sometimes are forced to go through these phases alone or among those that can withstand the test as we and too those that inhabit the agility to go through the murky moments.
Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you.
Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace to each of you my beautiful and blessed Shugas…. I tell you that thing called – Life is something and sometimes it takes you on some immediate swoops, curves, and spins at speeds you weren’t quite expecting. But this is the main purpose why you must continue to pray, meditate and feed your inner self with the fruits of life and the intangible edibles such as peace, wisdom and the keen sense of listening to the gracious voice of the Most High for infinite guidance.
Regardless of the roadblocks and tumultuous weather that blow some funky winds along the journey, we must remain faithful and focused that we never walk alone for our Maker never leaves us. He also allows us to experience different levels of atrocity to proctor and or observe how we deal. That is what is so authentic and amazing about this journey. We figure and find ourselves sometimes caught in the web of confusion of how much we face and sing the dreaded solos of “why me”. When is fact Shuga, it’s not at all what the lesson is all about. The fact of the matter is how you strategize the test. Someone is also observing your strength and the magnitude of faith and agility you truly have and it appears in your actions and through you. Am I saying, walk around as if it’s all pina coladas with umbrellas and a bright island sun shining on you as you vacate from life’s routine? No, darling. Be honest and transparent but always acknowledge that you know trouble really doesn’t last always despite how it may feel and that even in the darkest of situations, there is always a light somewhere that will provide guidance out of the tunnel of what seems to be the grandest defeat.
A dear sister told me to “soak in peace” or “soak in peacefulness”. Oh, my goodness, that was the greatest advice I have received in a while and it resonates with me all the time. Because although it sounds soooooooo incredible simplistic it is a grand concept that holds much depth and it’s sweet at the same time. Peace is priceless and can never be concealed in a box, a bag nor is it a trinket. Once you obtain it, recognize it, ingest it and sip on it and then as my sister says, “soak in it”. That is a sweet power that can upgrade your cocoon to wings in a matter of moments. Swiftly flying above any and all obstacles with grace and guidance that your peace is greater and rise far beyond any trouble that attempts to throw some fog in your forecast. Fly with a fortitude of faith and favor and you shall never fail.
My lovely Shugas, be encouraged and never be too busy to pass on a positive word and share a smile or warm hug with someone, “just because.”
Love & blessings to you, you and you,
Monique 1MOpoeticSOUL D.
Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones… Sometimes we must face our own selves and conduct a self-therapeutic session… Yesterday in a rush of emotions of all the occurrences going on around me in my family with friends and etc., I felt an overload and in the midst of hearing a song a dear friend share with me, I was filled with words and had to sit to her computer and script out my thoughts and release and I tell you. It was as if after the last word I typed, I could breathe. In hopes that this will challenge perhaps you to identify that which is attempting to plague your mind, body or soul or infact all three and your balance beam is titled, read this and I dare you to release and let go and simply see you and tap into that strength and peace within that keeps you sane. Enjoy..
So, we all must reach that appointed and pivotal point in life with the you that you truly are, at this present time to be true to yourself and be truthful with yourself and most of all be true and transparent with both myself/yourself and God. So, if I can’t hide from my Baba, why shield myself from my ownself. Guarding myself with robotical altitudes, its so ok to admit to my emotional infirmities and to sometimes just be in dismay and disgust and to simply purge… Cleanse this soul and mind and simply cleave to the peaceful peace and conform to only the proportions of clarity as they reveal themselves. Accept what is true and what is the truth and reality. At some times this may simply mean scripting as if my fingertips were matches lighting flames to my truths and testimonials. Script my soul free is all I know and what only gives me peace other than coversating with my creator-prayer. So, script I do. Some griot way before me was me and we were he she and him and her, there was a griot in some distant land scripting scribes and preaching sermons under trees and prophets telling of what only they and God can see. And so, I script and share just as they did and too singing psalms of proverbs dripping from my soul bearing this soul. I set my soul free and remind myself of simply praising in the gift to release, give thanks and to share and encourage all in the same breath of truth. And so, I give thanks for release and give constant thanks in fervent prayers of simply treading deeper into my truth. Ase` & Amen
Love & Blessings to you, you, and you. Monique “1MOpoetcSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace to you my lovely and beautiful ones..
Once again, it’s a brand new day you are having the blessed pleasure to experience. The sounds of life in the tunes the birds sing as they travel from branch to branch. Filling trees with multiplicative melodies of magnificence. The scent of fresh blooming flowers that smile with each petal and even in the mist of the summer rains, we must give thanks for the sweet dew that is necessary for growth and for the marinating lubricant that sustains life. So with all that being ingested give thanks. In the good, the bad and even in the sometimes questionable, give thanks. Someone had no opportunity to witness the beauty of life be it separation by cell blocks, hospital walls, asylum corridors or those in dark places who have n compass of which path to find the light in the path of persevering.
So I got to thinking of the ones that have and are experiencing a wounded heart and mental collision. What am I speaking of. It is simply my lovely ones. Have you ever experience the breaking of your heart and although you reached a point, you thought you were pass the pain, but the sting is continual and the salt seems to still pour into your wombs. I speak to those that are and have experience and mental collision when you reached that pivotal moment when you lost your mind or when you simply were overwhelmed mentally with life’s struggles and experiences, that you had no idea if you were going or coming. Knew what your name was, who you were and where you were and simply didn’t and would care if they were offering free “save” cards for you upon declaring, “I need help”. This life can present an array of occurrences and most you are not prepared for and some you simply are speechless and questionable of the simply question, “why me” Well if this has been you or is in fact you, I am speaking to you. You must reach that point when you simply have to choose are you willing to bandage your problems or rehabilitate yourself. Upon instant thought, applying a dab of Neosporin and placing a bandage on it, seems simple. But depending upon the complexity of your situation and how mush heart, mind and spirit is on the line and is now in limbo, much more may need to be prescribed. In this situation the bandage would be first step to aiding the situation, identifying it and seeking help. But once this is done, you must take the proper steps to continue healing. Developing a system of overcoming your hurt and nursing and healing your wounds is the strategy of rehabilitating yourself. Custom making the tools that aid in each area of your injuries and the complexity and level of treatment that is imperative to not only treating your wounds but spiritual strategy of healing and overcoming your hurt to have a testimony to others to strengthen others just like you. Sharing your story and shedding the pain and guilt of your trials is healthy and therapeutic. I have found out that when you walk around holding all that hurt it festers and harm your spirit and impairs you in more ways than it could ever be of help. Shed the hurt just as dead scales and let them go. Heal properly and productively and identify your sacred support system. This should consist of select individuals that you trust and have a magnitude of spiritual knowledge and consciousness. Be sure to keep the positive energy on the up and up in your circles. No one ever healed with the “Negative Nancy’s” in their atmosphere.
I challenge you to heal and move forward and reach the point that you back and glimpse your scars and you are reminded of your strength and not succumbing to the struggle.
Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you, Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace My Lovely & Beautiful Ones…
So, there has been a scriptCATION because I haven’t been able to blog lately, but trust me on lovely ones, the delay is always worth it. Much has occurred since my last post, but here I am still yet grateful and thankful for life’s blessings and miraculous move on my behalf and for others around me. We sometimes must conduct self-analysis our own selves and check ourselves. Just because there are familiar situations you may have experienced and aspects you feel you have experience with does not necessarily make you a master. It tags you as experienced. But the true wise one will take each experience and learn something greater and deeper each time. Redemption is a common aspect, tem even that we are knowledgeable of, BUT Shuga until you truly go through the treacherous trails and dark routes and shaky bridges that this life sometimes presents, you truly “inner”stand the full definitive of being redeemed and redemption. It can be sweet and rewarding at the end, but the process like any other tedium journey present obstacles, test of faith and the structure and strength of your character, but oh my goodness gracious, the priceless and astounding plethora of joy when you overcome what could have broke you and stand tall looking at the valleys you crawled from, I am telling you, “Shuga”, you have matriculate to greater and grander. And so the lessons continue and learn, yield and ingest you must. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones,
Please accept my apologies in the delay of posting. I never want to just post anything, it has to come deep from within and not only speak to you but must also speak to me as well.. Scripting from the spirit is not only healing but it is a release of expressing that flows through my fingers the Most High intricately places together. Words that speak life and truth and that will also lubricate your mind to be a better you and to embrace the “you” you truly are within. With that being said, we must stay true to ourselves and love the skin that we are in. There is only one you and even if you are a twin, your makeup still differs in some ways. Be grateful for the curve in your toe or your widow’s peak on your hairline. It is most likely a trait of an ancestor. Use it as a reminder that you are not just you, but you represent a people and legacy. When you unseal your lips to speak, speak life and speak with light. Although the crests of life can sometime carousel up and down and different tempos, you must simply strap up with faith, grace, mercy and all confidence of divine covering that you will flow the waves of life come what may.
Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Great tunes to lubricate your ears and soul…