If we see ourselves as artists, as Don Miguel Ruiz said in “The Voice of Knowledge,” the art is up to us. We have the power to create and maintain our own masterpiece. What perspective we want to view it, what colors we use and where to add light.
Previously, I wrote about Love and Fear, today I will be discussing that the difference between acting through either love or fear is becoming aware of whether you’re listening to the voice of your ego or the voice of your heart.
Sadly, most human beings describe their lives through a place of suffering. Everyone has problems, issues, obstacles, struggles, pain and frustrations. This is part of being human. Thankfully, though there’s good news! We also have a humongous amount of blessings God has placed upon us. It is these blessings we need to focus on. Problems can be solved, everyone has them, stress can be managed, we all experience it. When we panic, we are making the choice of staying in a state of fear and attempt to “tone out” reality as we know it. This reality, however, is what needs to be addressed head on. Face your fears, clarify and pinpoint the problems and then find a way to solve them. You might be surprised how many people can relate to what You are going through right at this very moment in your life.
It’s always a good time to VIBE Up!!!
Free yourself from your ego…
Will Bowen’s International Bestselling book “Complaint Free World,” has sold over 4 million copies and was translated into 35 languages worldwide. His mission is to encourage people to stop living with all the negativity by offering a 21-day Complaint Free Challenge. This is simply done by purchasing a Complaint Free Bracelet placing it on your wrist, then switching it to the other wrist with every spoken or written complaint. When you stay with it 21 days-in-a-row without complaining, you become a “Certified Complaint Free Person!” Another great example for upping our good vibes is Shannon Anderson’s “Deed a Day.” Anderson is a local school teacher who’s now an award winning children’s book author and national speaker. She drew attention with the fb group “A Deed A Day” and went on to partner with Chicken Soup for the Soul books, mentors teachers and writers and also helps with keynoting at events.
Each of these examples of action plans acted out have an exponential effect on one another, our community and the world as whole. Pick a flower to cheer someone up, visit a loved one who’s lonely, be a good listener when someone needs you and be the shoulder to cry on, keep your mind open and your heart welcoming. “Don’t Ration Compassion” in any fashion. Smile at someone at the grocery store or gas station and the day is brighter in the world.
“We can only be said to be ALIVE in those moments when our HEARTS are conscious of our treasure.” ~ Thornton Wilder, The Women of Andros
I’ve been toughing through my own sets of obstacles
and sometimes feel like I’m juggling a whole circus.
Currently, I’m experiencing
a kaleidoscope of transformations
and all is well.
God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.
With everything going on in the world, let’s remind ourselves:
Life is beautiful.
God is still here,
he is with us
And if God is within,
how can we ever be without?
Changes are tough for everyone.
One of my changes is the end
and a new beginning
of a new phase in life.
Imagine yourself a snake,
you have to shed your skin
to reveal the new.
Imagine yourself a flower or bush,
release the dead, the broken
and the no-longer useful parts of You
to reveal the new birth
of a Better You!
“Clear Water flows from a pure spring.” ~ Author unknown
Better Yourself Now –
we may not have tomorrow.
Personally, I’m growing in different ways.
In the midst of utter chaos,
I am still and know God is with me.
My future is in God’s hands,
like the song goes, it’s “God’s Plan.”
I am being guided and lead by him,
and ever so grateful
to have been blessed with
the gift of life!
Let’s all celebrate together,
we were born to share
our shining light!
Love & Peace,
Psssst: Don’t forget to treat yourself well regularly and do simple things kids would do: read a comic, watch a cartoon, draw, color, sing, dance, play Lego’s, roll down a hill, fly a kite, take a nature walk, go camping without phones, take a bath or lay in the sun and don’t ever forget to look up to the sky both day and night! Then report back to me on how that makes you feel.:)
I was born in Adrian, Michigan to Janet Marlene (Bleich) and Albert Hermann Lang
My father was a farmer, a teacher and an award winning photographer, an avid historian and naturalist with a great fascination of these things. Our Mom was the first in her family to obtain a degree, and after she started teaching for a while even bought her own home independently, used to serve as the President of the Farmers’ wives club and strongly believed in music’s power of healing as therapy. My late parents were both teachers. Dad’s Master’s was in chemistry, and Mothers’ in biology.
Our Dad would play the airhorn in the morning to wake us up and our Mother sang while washing dishes. They share a beautiful story together.
My story branches off theirs yet interweaves itself with an array of similarities and repetitions in our histories. I experienced many adventures and unusual things in my life and love to tell these stories, theirs and mine. We are all a part of the big picture, the one we share together as human history.