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 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 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 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.
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.
Peace & Grace to You Beautiful Ones…
What is your concocted elixir that you conjure up that gives you true resilience to stand tall and walk in the face and forces of adversity fearlessly? Do stir spices of different virtues, add different measurements of peace, persistence and agility? Do you pour in the pure properties of the strength that resides within with extra pinches on wisdom that you ingested from elders and aunties and uncles along the way? Last but not least, do you allow your creation to bake, broil or simmer and cook slow to ensure the savory spirit of divine guidance that lifts as scented steam from dishes you delight in? Just as that steam fills your nostrils so should it lubricate your inner woman or inner man… Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you, Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL”D.
Peace & Grace Beautiful Ones…..
Ignorance is not bliss nor is foolishness tolerable nor should it be a realm one is willing to conform to or take a part in. Never adopt the funky foolishness of others or their ways of thinking to adapt. Be the wise being you were deemed to be. Always live in your truth, keep it 100% at all times and never lick the sap of converting or conforming to what is not within you or who the best of what “you” are within.
Love & Blessings to you, you, and you Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL”D.