Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones…
So in the midst of my morning routine I got to thinking how we must train our minds to follow protocol to that which is necessary to our mind, body and spirit. Just as wee ones, little children we are programmed that in the morning you wash up, brush your teeth, have your breakfast and thus your day begins… Then you have night time routine of finish your chores, do your homework and say your prayers and off the sleepville you go. It is important that we maintain these same principles in the continual cycle of adulthood. Only difference is, you must customize the practices you apply and do it like clockwork that it had to be done in order for you to accurately and successfully flow with your day.
With an array of schedules and to do task that build by the second we sometimes get off track or skip a beat. But what I have found to be the balance is when you lock into that routine it sets the pace and tone of your mental and emotional reaction to the occurrences of your day as they play out of life’s big screen. Soooooooooo I encourage you to strategize an active prayer life, rather you get on your knees, or pray in bed, or scripts prayers at night in a prayer journal or simply just roam around your house having an open conversation with GOD like you are speaking to a homegirl or homeboy. Map out some quiet time just to soak up the essence of sweet solitude. Meditate and rest your body and still your mind. For most this is a tedium task as we are on go mode so much we neglect to just rest. Still your mind and shut the power off and let all thoughts slowly run out and through your fingers, freeing you of worry, deadlines, to-do’s and etc. Listen to your breath and feel your heart beat. Now smile and thank GOD for that right there, that’s life and he is blowing your being with “life.” Now as you continue breathing any morsel of worry blow it out as if you are blowing out a fire quietly. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… Take some time to sip on some tea and let the healing herbs lubricate you. Listen to your favorite record or cd and dance freely and live in that moment. This is becoming one with self, enjoying self and loving self…
Upon customizing your routine, begin to do it daily and don’t beat yourself up if you skip a beat, it has to be learned before mastered. Also just as you pray and prepare yourself to start your day and step outside your home, just as you wash your hands before breaking bread, keep your mind and spirit cleansed to be in tune and to flow consciously and intuitively. In every simple task is a lesson, just embrace the blessing of truly innerstanding the grand concept and lesson that is being taught.
Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace to each of you my lovely and beautiful ones… Just a quick morsel of wisdom to share with you… Sometimes the basket you decide to place all of your eggs in isn’t tightly woven and secure. All eggs don’t belong in the same basket… Tweak and fine tune your awareness of all that is around you and realms your feet are stepping, standing and treading in and upon. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace My Beautiful & Lovely Beings…
We sometimes get the composition of metamorphosis conflicted with the visual. When in fact it’s the mechanics of it depending upon the season and location of each phase and how it appears. Each caterpillar endures similar processes but different specificity of forming. Just as each fetus, some may kick more so than others, some may choose to slide out swiftly, why some like myself require bed rest for the cocoon (womb that is) the mother and choose to be quite unusual by walking out also known as breech.. But regardless there is a birth and both parties necessary are the mother her womb and baby and most if all God pressing the play button for life to enter into this world. My dear cousin and I were talking and insight always presents itself in our conversations…Got to talking about transformation…. He stated it’s not always of one actually transforming but the transformation of parts to the equation…. This morning my perspective and understanding to that was totally clarified… We are sometimes thinking our cocoon phase is composed of thus flexible shield, when in fact it is multifaceted. The Divine has constructed each our cocoons tailored to our struggle and strength phase. Some are made up of safety nets, some glass just as a shield and some Plexiglas with tint and lasers to protect us… And some of our cocoon phases last longer than others because that maturation of forming different wing sizes, colors and shapes defines the beauty of our pain and growth. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique D.
Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones,
It is amazing and sometimes quite astonishing how God moves right before your eyes. In the midst of a mediocre morning, a client walks in and requests services. Now I am never quick or one to judge but sometimes you find yourself assuming one’s wants or needs. But placing my feelings aside, not only did I provide the service but provided it with kindness. My plant that sits in my office always catches the attention of those that are plant lovers and of course the elders. It’s “life” and reminds me that even though much can be in the atmosphere and my current job maybe a bit dark, dismal and depressing, it is the one thing that sheds light. The lady and I begin to chat all on the topic about my plant and her plants and planting… We begin swapping stories of growth and nurture tips caring for them… She shared with me the protocol to buying a bamboo plant. One is to go give it to a friend and the growth process and blossoming effects reflects that of the friend that gifted it to you. She then began to share with me a bamboo plant that a former friend gave her and one she gifted to the friend. The plant that her friend gave her did not blossom and was stunted, but the one that she gifted her friend flourished and was beautiful… Turns out the friend was actually her foe and she was always true to her friend. I stood in amazement and commented, “Oh my God has a mysterious way at times of showing us things. That he takes a living object as such to teach us and show us something right before our eyes, as simple as a living plant. “I concluded with aiding her with help and she told me thank you..
She took my hand and says” thank you so much and you have a blessed day and you are such a sweet young lady, you’re too kind.” I respond back you are welcome and thank “you”. It is moments such as these that actually give me the will to keep on going. It reminds me, that although you go through sooooooooooooooooooooooo much and endure sooooooooooooooooooooooo much crazy and unjust treatment from others, that there are still a condensed number of beings that are kind and that God still speaks through them to reassure you, that he is very much alive. I got to thinking and I remember I told her well, I guess I’m a good friend to myself, because my plant is coming along nicely. So what am I say? Well Shugas, sometimes we may seek the urgency of others to be a friend to us and in fact sometimes truly need them, but what the Creator wants you to do is rely on “you” sometimes and trust “Him”. Regardless it’s always you and the holy trinity and self-trinity. They never leave you… Me, Myself & I then there’s the sacred Father, Son, & Holy Ghost. Love & blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones…
My heart bleeds red tears of disappointment in those that pride themselves on wearing the friendship badge whose loyalty diminishes when one’s (I’m) down… BUT my soul delights in gratefulness for those that live in action of true friendship, true sisterhood and true brotherhood… Valleys don’t last a lifetime and through the experience I’m able to get a glance of the mountain ahead. Give thanks for that hike in humility and sincere love in those appointed beings that never let my hand go. Embracing their sincerity truly is the blanket that shelters from some cold situations this life can bring. So love on those beings that still yet walk in the storms and tread the uneven roads and simply hold your hand and lend their ears. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you… Monique “1MOpoeitcSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace to each of you beautiful beings,
Graciously grateful for the appointed beings in my life and their purposes to pour into me at the specific times they are imperatively needed..When one is a willing and obedient vessel,that not only blesses one, but reminds you of how amazing Gods message can be delivered in the package tailored just for you but it restores your sometimes withered faith…. It takes a genuine yet raw but wise person to grab and hold the attention of some and truly listen. We must always tend to our garden of those that live and bloom in our soils. Why you must always maintain and prune your garden (people and mindsets) never question the weeds (bad/negative buds and mentality) that you pluck. It may sometimes seem abandoned but its in that open time and season of harvesting that you can consciously and critically accept what you hear and what truth is. Stay in tune always and never turn your natural and spiritual ears off… Sometimes it necessary to mute the world to marvel at the majesty of the master as he works. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.
Peace & Grace To You My Beautiful Ones…
The power within the human spirit is majestically miraculous. We sometimes unknowingly ignore and don’t realize the strength that abides deep in the fibers of our beings. True now, we all inhabit different levels of strength, but that depends on your faith magnitude intertwined with the maturation of your mind and character as a person. But there is something amazingly authentic when you recognize your strengths are greater than your weaknesses and that you not only rise above adversity but you thrive in truth and tenacity. If you reciprocate the plantings of purposeful seeds in your garden of life, you shall continually ingest the grandness of your garden of virtue as you respirate your resilience. Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.