Monday, August 15, 2011

When Will Your Enoch Come?

First of all, how was your week last week? Did you make it MEAN SOMETHING? I hope so. Mine was very productive and for that I'm overjoyed. So let's get into today's blog.

Sometimes things must die in order for the replacement to come. This was the topic of yesterday's sermon given by the Bishop. He began with the text: Gen. 4:25 and 26 where Adam knew Eve and begat Seth and he begat Enoch... and it was then that people began to praise. (I paraphrased) I had never heard or even thought of the insight that was laid out so clearly about these simple two verses. He went on to teach us that the name Seth actually means “replacement”. He was born to replace Abel and through him (the process of), came the entirety of blessing(s) – Enoch. WOWzers that was powerful.

So I'm the little birdie who has come to whisper this in your ear... Let it go. Let it die. We hold on to things, people, situations that we just swear are good for us... and for a time perhaps they were. Then when we loose that which we held so dear, we take forever to let go of the grief. NOW, I'm not one to rush the grieving process (we're not talking about actual death here fyi), but we can sometimes find ourselves in a revolving slump and never push ourselves back into the world of happenstance(s). When we do that our Seth is never born and our Enoch never comes.

This week let us work on allowing that which should die, go. Let us work on releasing the grief that we've been holding onto for so long... this is the only way our Miracle(s) will be birthed.

Jill Scott says it this way (listen to the words):


Monday, August 8, 2011

“No man can run from his own story”

... This blog may hurt a little bit.

We've all heard the sayings, “Where ever you go, there you are again.” And, “You can't hide from your own shadow.” etc... But I have never heard it said quite this way, “No man can run from his own story.” That really struck a different cord in me. Not just because it presents a different way of saying “Stop hiding from yourself” but because it gives ownership to the Writer of that story.. You & Me! It brings the attention back to the author and takes it off of the characters (within and throughout the story). It also encourages us to remember that we can change and rearrange that which we don't like... in our story. Now here comes the pain...

How many of us are still living last year's.... and the years before story? How many of us still have not lost the 50 lbs we promised ourselves we would loose at the beginning of this year? How many of us are still in those loveless relationships, gossipy friendships, unbearable workplaces, and dysfunctional mindsets that we were so determined to rid ourselves of? How many of us are hiding from, running away – just trying so desperately to get out of our story? We have seen it time and time again, that the longer we wait... the longer we wait.

I had an incredible revelation of this very thing yesterday. I realized I now write the remaining chapters of my story AND (this is the “new” part that I got) I can and will BASE them off of whatever I choose. Therefore I no longer have to use the previous (past) experience(s) to be the foundation... I can build a new one. WOW that was an amazing change in my life... that just started yesterday :0)

So to all of You out there who are saying, “Wow it's the 8th month in the year and I haven't changed jack!”... You're right, you haven't. BUT YOU CAN! Just get up and do it. It's never too late, because it's always right now.

HAPPY MONDAY... let's make this week mean something!
LYL LYS, Megan

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lies and Fairytales

There is a difference between lyinging to yourself and “hoping” for something that you're working towards. So when our mothers (not mine LOL) told us about the white-an-shinning armor that would come and sweep us off our feet they really meant that to become our reality... they really wanted that for us. Now the trick is that some of us are Cinderella and some of us are the Step-sisters. I'm sorry but my BLOG is the TRUTH. Some of us have done the work to acquire; peace, joy, love, eternal happiness, fun, and commitment... and simply some of us have been to scared to do the work. Let's remember that Cinderella had an enormous amount of growing to do. She had to develop patience, kindness, compassion, consideration, and LOVE... she had to go through the process. So do we.

See her sisters did not want to make themselves better... they wanted to follow in the foot-steps of their mother's lack... her selfish aspirations, and self-empowered dethronement. (wow that was deep). They didn't want to go through the pain to receive the gain. NOW let's be mindful that I don't really believe in pain... WOW THAT IS RADICAL... I believe in lessons. I believe in the learning. “Make a decision and then make that decision right” We learn when we grow... we learn because we're growing... we growing because we're learning.

Lies come about by happenstance.... fairytales come from practical acceptance.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Stop Forcing the Note

Yesterday I watched a show called “Sunday's Best”- a gospel version of American Idol. After a contestant sang a song that was clearly out of his range, one of the judges (whom he sounded exactly alike) made this comment about his rendition; “Make people believe that you can stay up there, don't prove that you can't.” - Donnie McClurkin. The comment was about this guy's singing ability or lack there of... however I want to “stretch it” as I often do... “Stop wearing your emotions on your shoulders.” Stop proving to people (family, friends, “enemies-if you want to call them that, co-workers, etc) that you can not handle what they already assumed you couldn't.

Now I've never been one to suggest that we hide the way we feel, or shun away from our true selves, however, I will say that there are MANY times that we should stop for just a second and recognize that our emotions are based on so many other historic happenings, therefore causing the current situation to be much more grandiose then it really is. Especially us as women, we tend to forget our focus at times allowing our every thought to be shown on our faces and eventually come out of our mouths at times when it shouldn't and in ways that “tells on us.” Sometimes we don't need “haters”... we hate on ourselves by telling on ourselves.

This week I hope we all can prove that we can handle anything that comes our way with grace and class. Make them believe you can sing... stop forcing the note.