Bowl of Life

 

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Peace & Grace to you my lovely and beautiful ones….

We must never ignore the mere important factor of life and living.  We sometimes indirectly get entangled in the loops, swirls and tug of war that routine and life’s situations brings us.  BUT we must never ever ignore the important of simply “living”.  This thing called “life” is so precious and just as breath being carefully and intricately blown in that shell of your mortal body, it can be swiftly or gradually taken away.  I have a vision of a goldfish when it’s taken from the bowl.  He gasps and his gills are moving and constricting for air for that moisture and struggles to find that sweet pleasure of breath.  If he is not quickly placed back in, he flips around and gradually inhales and exhales slowly and as that tempo declines he succumbs.  But if he is placed in that water in time, we just whisp right along with the waves of the water and flows in his motion.  For that pure motion, give thanks.  The tempos may vary at times and sometimes that dry air and constriction to push through may be a tedium journey, but just push through to swift through the great bowl of life and living… Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you.  Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.

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The Honor of Mothering –Mother’s Day Note

 

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Peace & Grace to each of you my lovely Shugas…

This is my Mother’s Day edition mound of love and truth I must share with you.  Just Christmas, New Years and some other holidays, media and society has taken it somewhere that is very commercial. And although it is an observed holiday we have got to remember my beautiful ones that we must celebrate our mothers every day and not just the Sunday set aside. It is not about the grandest gift nor greatest deed, it’s all about love.  For many it is a triumph getting through for having lost a mother or mother figure, so some choose to not acknowledge it.  My personal perspective is to respect the choices of others because we all heal, deal and accept things differently.  Let us also be reminded that not only those that birth children are mothers either.  Those nurturers who may have never given birth are some of the key ingredients in our lives that make us who we are.  That elder in the community, that mother in the church who never carried a fetus but mothered more children to count.  For those caretakers and sweet souls that step in when parents are nowhere to be found and cradle seeds from birth, from the streets or those that are lost.  For the foster moms that open their open hearts and homes to unwanted and broken ones, loving and caring for them until they are ready to fly further in their journey.  For the aunties and big sisters who are the “Jr. Mothers” on patrol when mom wasn’t around or until she returned.  And last but not least for all those women carrying  a dream in their soul, you dear beautiful one, are bearing a seed that shall come to fruition and be birthed when the Most High crowns that vision with his blessing your birthing shall release some spectacular and Divine.

In memory of my Grandma East Mae who birthed my mom and late auntie, I celebrate her everyday with the lessons my mom passed and continues to pass on. Much love and endless kisses to heaven to my Auntie Eve for being the sugar and spice that molded me to be a unique one and embody the womanly soul of the model of being a leader.  To my Granny, Phe Phe, for the old soul and sweet essence of being stern, loving and being secure in being a strong woman independently, if I could hug you now, I know it was exude scents of pond face cream, sweet and gentle just as you.. Last but certainly not least, to my Mother, my sweet Rock, I am grateful that God allowed me to be wombed in your belly.  For all the lessons learned and all the talks and wisdom, I open my ears and heart for you to pour in as much as you can so that I may be a fraction of the greatness you are.  My love and words are my greatest assets I have to offer you, because they don’t and won’t expire.  Blessings to all the mothers and mothers to be near and far, known and unknown.  Love up on your moms if they are still present and for those that have transitioned, carry them in remembrance of the lessons and all of them that lives within you.  Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you.… Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL”D.

Draft of Devotion, The Definitive Fine Line

 

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Peace & Grace My Beautiful Shugas,

Self-gratification is but a mere act of braggadocios boastfulness.  Sincerity is sweet in its sacred silence and in the application of its acts some that are random at times.   We are not granted gold stars, plaques and trophies for performing tasks for others as if it were a race.  In fact those with true love and genuine concern do not “perform”, but rather willingly aid and bless others with the intangible as well as tangible.  The good in heart truly does for others “just because” and for the love.  Pride and purpose drafts a fine line between the spirit of one’s acts and character.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.

No Glory In Gloating

Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones….

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Self-righteousness has no glory… Humility is either within or birthed through the experience of – Being and living life’s multiple transitions and phases. .. When one performs a deed out of pure heart, no recognition is urged, noted, nor should it be blasted for the masses.  Sincere acts are sometimes un spoken… Lending a helping hand cost nothing, but time and love.  There is no certificate that requires grand gestures for that… After all isn’t that what we are supposed to do for our fellow brethren and sistren.  Be mindful that you never know who may have to offer you a hand, could be the very one(s) you displayed and embraced with either open arms or warm heart or with a chilly heart and closed eyes to someone’s situation.  Where’s the heart in your hand of giving and expressing pure kindness for others, “just because”?

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.

Are We “REALLY” Ours Sister’s Keepers??

Are We Our Sister’s Keepers?

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The acts and purpose of sisterhood reclined within the crevices of my mind this morning.  Sisterhoods have been formed for years and ages and many moons ago… Some for specific purposes, some for social, some for spiritual, some ritualistic, some pertaining to groups and networks, but no matter the purpose, the general concept is the coming together of a group, a circle, a community a fold of women that will go beyond the thought of self to aid in the need of a fellow sister, known or unknown.  We preach on being our sister’s keepers to other, but we must not lose sight and become foggy on the embrace and arms we stretch to those in our inner circles.  Saving those abroad and loss is the mission at times, but we must never find fall into the residency of working and doing for others and slight our own.  We too must uplift each other and be accountable for knowing simply if our sisters around the corner or the ones on speed dial are not going through true trauma and painting smiles and poker faces to maintain the strong woman repertoire but are utterly broken, lost and in dire needs of someone to simply listen, embrace her and prayer with her and for her. Shed tears together and heal together with the properties of faith, Divine and Sacred wisdom and guidance of the Most High God and in unison on one accord calling out the aspects of life that are turbulent and praying that the weights be lifted from our minds, our spirits and our bodies.  “Sisterhood” should an action word not a mere noun,(person, place or thing) it should be a devoted action of love, humility and concern.  Are you exemplifying the true spirit of sisterhood?  Healing and helping hands for ourselves and those that are close and dear should be among the top criteria in truly flowing in the outreach of our women and fellow sisters. Take inventory of the actions taken and set self aside.  We must stay aligned in the spirit of love and sincerity.

 

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© Monique Davis

02/09/2017

Aren’t We All Just Simply Waiting To Exhale?

Peace  & Blessings Beautiful Beings:

SO, it’s Saturday, another second day of the weekend and I have absolutely no plans…  Found myself watching an all time chick click classic – Waiting to Exhale.. It was quite amusing to me that while watching this movie, as a single woman, it is very accurate.  Yes of course some of it has examples and theatrical metaphors but I found a bit of myself in each one of the characters..Go figure…lol   As a single woman the challenges, or should I say the everyday challenges of dealing the ups and downs and confusions of singlehood are unpredictable and there are no real manuals how to deal other than the experiences and the lessons you learn along the way.

Relationships, dating and meeting new individuals is a job that sometimes have great benefits and SOMETIMES, don’t even qualify for unemployment.  Keeping up with multiple personalities is tooooooo much for me, that’ why I have always found it wiser to have one friend at a time.  Trusting and let the flow actually flow between you and new guy on the scene is a script that you each write as you go along, very impromptu honey…  Personally out of all the men in the movie, my favorite character was James, the character that Wesley Snipes portrayed.  All the rest were pursing temporary fixes, sexual gratifications, games and lies, but in the end he only asked one thing of Bernie (Angela Basset’s Character). He says to her, “lets make tonight beautiful”.  Nothing sexual, secure and honest intimacy of the company and companionship of a true friend.  And in the end , isn’t that what we all really desire or at least claim to desire.  Seeing us for who we really are and accepting us with our flaws and embracing US.  This is the magical chemistry that matters the most and is the most endearing.

We as women have endless conversations with girlfriends, sisters, auntie  and with our mothers and no matter how much advice we are offered, you still got to experience the experience.  The objective is to get stronger and gain more knowledge along the way and be able to apply that along with all the “useful” advice you receive. Rather we are single in the city or single in the country we all are waiting to exhale at some point…. And it comforting in knowing the along the way, you gain a bit of wisdom and with that wisdom some of the craziest situations urge you to simply sit back and just have a chuckle,, simply saying out aloud to yourself, “my oh my, no what track is my life’s soundtrack playing now.  Now ladies, close your eyes, take a deep breath and BREATHE…AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

Love & Blessings,

Monique Davis

© Monique Davis