What are your hard stops? As important as it is to know what you want and to be open to all the many ways and paths you can get there, our values also instill some incongruencies.
The more you know about what you *do* want, the more clarity and confidence you will have around what does *not* fit.
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS!
As born-again believers, we have been given the authority to plead the Blood of Jesus, apply the Blood, sprinkle the Blood, and draw a BLOOD-LINE through our declarations of faith that the devil cannot cross.
We speak and apply the Blood over the "door posts" of our lives and AROUND ALL that pertains and belongs to us.
Wherever we have authority and jurisdiction we should boldly apply the Blood, and never leave the protection that the Blood provides for us!
The Word of God says that the LIFE is in the Blood.
Therefore, I BOLDLY DECLARE:
The Spirit of Life, through the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, has set me free from the law of sin and death!
I AM REDEEMED from the curse of lack and poverty!
JESUS, Himself, bore the chastisement needed so that I could have total peace, prosperity, and total well-being!
I have it now, and am abundantly supplied through the BLOOD OF JESUS!
As a BLOOD-BOUGHT CHILD OF THE LIVING GOD, I choose to always stay on the VICTORY side, the VICTORY side of Calvary, where sin sickness, death, and the powers of hell are defeated!
THIS IS MY INHERITANCE!
I have faith in the POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS and the Word of God to provide protection for my spirit, soul, body, family, home, and everything that concerns me!
When I submit myself to the Word of God, resist the devil, and exercise the POWER OF THE BLOOD, the wicked one cannot touch me!
The Blood works NOW, to remove every evil plan!
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the finished work of the Cross!
Lev. 17:11 Rom. 8:2 1 John 5:18 2 Cor. 8:9
Is. 53:4-5 Luke 10:19 Psalm 91
Happy Tenacious Tuesday!
All things weather related, it’s totally pouring rain and kinda yucky outside...I’m taking that as my cue to have a blast INSIDE today! Plus, I’ve got lots of writing to do! 😁❤️ But before I get on my merry way on THIS Tenacious Tuesday, I’m hoping you’ll give some thought to this awesome quote from @daniellelaporte “The future you desire deserves your full attention.” ~Danielle LaPorte
This quote stared right back at me this morning as I wrote some things in my planner. I continued to nod my head and say in response to this message, “yes! It MOST DEFINITELY does!” On that note, please know I’m sending out lots of love and joy to you and wishing you an AWESOME day ahead! Cheers! ❤️☕️❤️
"I'm looking at birds and snow because they make my mind feel calm."
I asked him if I could share his thoughts because I thought they might give other people a good idea for calming their own minds. He said yes and that it might help me when I'm being a doula too.
Grounded, present, open. These are things that he embodies and that I strive to be when I'm with clients in the intimate space of birth and postpartum. In @doulatrainingsint we call this the Slow Doula Method.
Thank you for the reminder, sweet child.
L I F E
Out for a morning walk , the tall frozen, sheathed grass chattering, sky clear viscous blue, and venus shining bright, with the red horizon of day break as its back drop. This idea of knowing who one truly is the” isness” ,“L i f e.” Man, woman, sister, mother, brother, friend, happy, sad, brown hair, red hair, blond hair , grey hair, brown eyes, blue eyes, name, sweet heart, Sir, Madame, Miss, Mr. Mom, Dad, etc… All this comes and goes, all this is form constantly changing, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with playing in it, as long as one does not loose oneself to it. To the extent of compare, judgement, defend, attack, war, separateness. One cannot gather all that is limited and look and say all is me, this is clearly not the case. One is not all of this, if believed to be a separate some-thing. One did not start or end, one is life and Life does not come and go, this is a vain imagining of a limited being. Life is and always will be, and is not limited, has no duration, no measure, no need to gain, become, experience, collect, grasp, cling, seek, etc….Coming to the true understanding of this, no-thing is lost one is not lessened by it, One is LIFE!
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How to remain present to the here and now may be the most difficult task of them all. To live, moment by moment, present to the Spirit of Life, awake in mind and body and Spirit, like everything else, takes practice, persistence, a long obedience in the same direction. When I was recovering in 2016, I had lost any sense of presence to myself, the mind, body, Spirit connection. I started to simply notice how often my mind, body and Spirit were distinctly detached from one another and then experiment with ways to enter into a sort of self, presence, integration space and just say, “I’m here.” When I would bathe, I would submerge my body beneath the water and as I rose to sit straight up, I would try to notice each drop of water running the length of my body and try to connect with it, feel it sliding down my skin. Now without thinking, each time I sit up in my tub, I feel the water, I feel each little drip touching me, warming me, comforting me. My phone is not there. My computer is not there. If my mind starts to wonder towards tomorrow, I don’t get wound up in negative and critical self-talk, I simply notice that I’m distracted and move back towards my breath. Now this is automatic. I’m not longer recovering from depression, I’m no longer trying so hard to surrender to Still and Silence and Solitude. Three years. So now I’m asking how do I wake up to the Life inside me and on my very skin and in the baptism of every day with the Spirit who calls me into the wilderness. #wild#presence#bathe#baptism#richardrohr#Spirit#Life#thecall
“Presence is here, filling the room, spilling over the hills, beyond the waters, covering the earth,” from Krishnamurti’s notebook. This “presence” and “awareness” he often referred to as life’s “benediction,” or blessing. #krishnamurti#presence#benediction
Dream the dream of god. When we dream the dream of god, we are living the dream of love, kindness, empathy, gratitude and unselfishness.
However, many people are living a nightmare. The nightmare of fear, greed, anger, uncertainty and hopelessness.
It is not only the responsibility of the members of various clergies of the world. It is also our responsibility as humans to help each other. Awakening each other from a self imposed nightmare, to the beautiful dream of reality.
By supporting the dream of others, you are supporting your own dream, as well as the dream of god. Which is the beautiful dream of unconditional love. ❤️🙏🏼 #loveandalliscoming#presence#weareone#community#diversity#energy#vibration#awareness#imagine#allyouneedislove#itseasyifyoutry#swamisays
To take command over ones life begins first with taking command of ones mind. This is an ongoing discipline for me, and everyone choosing to live a life of actualizing their greatness for that matter. I know most of my life I would get swept up in all kinds if thoughts and mental chatter, both rational and irrational. It would consume me and at times ruin the enjoyment of so many different processes, adventures, and achievements. As I began to navigate a journey that would become the spiritual practice and discipline I developed and now guide, teach, and facilitate, I noticed that my perspective evolve rapidly and thus how at peace I felt more often, how much more I enjoyed and appreciated life, and how I no longer became stressed whenever situations got intense, rather I would feel super clear and just figure things out. The practice of meditation is one tool that supports this, emotional maturity/efficacy is another, and both serve invaluable purpose to being more in command of life and reality creation. Life is always worth living, especially on a grander scale, and I mean that on a multidimensional level, and we can get swept up in the mundane and miss the whole point. Yet the more in command we become the quicker we can snap out of the lulls and get back to living the path of greatness. Something I am continually in adjustment of, as we all so poetically are. We are inherently powerful, inherently blessed, and can make it our lives whatever we choose, take command of your mind and see it so. I shall always prove to do the same, no matter what. Cheers to our existence and that which we shall experience in greatness and gratitude together. You are forever loved.
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It’s joy that remains when happiness cannot.” Pastor Brian Seay
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11
This statement from our pastor Sunday morning and this scripture has been on repeat in my mind for the last 2 days now.
Pastor Brian reminded us that since joy is dependent on Jesus, it can never be taken away but it can, however, be forfeited when we neglect the source of WHO our joy comes from. Do you understand what that means?? Y’all, we can control how much joy we have! We can’t always control what gives or takes our happiness away but we do have a say on our JOY!!
We try so desperately to keep a tight grip on happiness... striving, wrestling and working for the thing will make it all better. And then there’s Jesus ~ calling to us quietly, telling us everything we need is in Him and that because of His eternal righteousness and love, it is in His presence where we will find fullness of joy. Not in our spouses, children, homes, careers, health or hobbies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jesus emphasizes this in Luke 10:42 when He told Martha “but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her." And where do we find Mary? At the feet of Jesus, in his presence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My prayer for you is that during this Christmas season and in the days and years to follow, that your joy would be far beyond anything this world could offer to you. More precious than any gift that could be wrapped under your tree. Sweeter and deeper than any earthly relationship. That you would have the greatest gift of all, the fullness of joy found in Jesus 💜
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