Day 18 It’s Time to Sing Again
- Published on Sunday, 18 January 2015 09:19
- Written by Kimber Britner
I’ve sung my whole life. For forty years I’ve written songs and even been awakened in the morning with new songs on the tip of my tongue, until about five years ago when the singing stopped.
I knew that something shut down inside, because for the first time in my life melody wasn’t bubbling up from deep within. Previously I sang when things were good and I sang when things were bad. I also knew I couldn’t “fix” the gift that I didn’t initiate in the first place, but I suspected that my trouble was mistakenly basing my outlook only on what I could see. That kind of perspective would dash anyone’s hope.
Hope is a powerful thing. In fact, hope has a lot to do with how we interpret circumstances, how we look at the future and define things that do not yet exist. I’m typically a Pollyanna, but sometimes when the manifestation of hope wanes, the lack I perceive through my natural sight causes a feeling of deficit. That’s when the opportunity presents itself to choose how I will interpret what I cannot yet see.
Even though I hadn’t entirely recognized it, there had been tremendous fruitfulness in my life over the last several years. I only needed to recalibrate how I looked and what I saw. And that’s when I heard, “This is the year of singing.”
My hope has been popping off the charts over the last year. It’s not that every circumstance in my life has fallen into place, but rather that my hope and faith perspective have recalibrated. Hope is the substance of things yet to be seen.
Hope is consistently singing over every single one of us if we will tune in to hear the new song. This is the year of recognizing and embracing hope. This is the year of the songbirds returning.
Is It Dead?
Kimberism: “Prune-prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually. ” Donald Rumsfeld
- Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 08:50
- Written by Kimber Britner
“Is it dead?” was the question that popped into my head, somehow acknowledging a similar camaraderie with the bare branches on a sparse looking tree? Then I heard in my spirit, “Its important to know the times and the seasons.”
Years ago my bedroom window overlooked the corner where two streets met. Outside my window I could see the street signs named, Bearmore and Palace. During my widowhood when I looked out the window and saw those signs, instead of dreading a season of what often felt like confinement, I choose to shift my perspective to being tucked away in a palace in preparation for a season of fruitful.
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What Are You Growing In Your Life?
Kimberism: A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil
- Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 07:22
- Written by Kimber Britner
Have you ever gone after something you thought you wanted only to discover in the end that you invested yourself in something that didn’t line up with your inner values? I sure have, more times than I would like to admit!
Have you ever noticed that everything produces after its own kind? Every seed produces its own kind. An orange seed doesn’t produce apples. It produces after its own kind and so do we. The seed is the most inner part and within every person’s heart there is a seed that manifests after its own kind. If you want to know what kind of seed you are nurturing, look at the fruit in your life. Do you sadly recognize seeds maturing with qualities that do not align with your values?
Here are clues that reveal you may be nurturing an illegitimate harvest:
- You experience a lack of peace
- You lack the ability to live in the present moment
- You find yourself striving to make things happen
- Rather than letting life emerge through you, you are contriving to control life
- You are driven by selfish-ambition
- All that you are creating would be meaningless if you found yourself in a life or death situation
- You can’t remember the last time you felt giddy
- You forgot how to receive
- You are propelled by self-effort rather than joy
- 10. You forgot love
If you’ve ever planted a garden and watched it grow strong and healthy you know that it began with good seed, fertile soil and the right nurture and care. Conversely if a garden has pour seed, soil or little care, you can be certain that even if what’s sown in it looks strong and healthy initially, it will eventually wither when exposed to the heat. Look around in the world and you will quickly discern the heat of many man-made and natural circumstances. Although it may be disappointing to have invested time and energy in a failed crop, it may actually be a blessing if you determine what your growing is contrary to your values.
Is what you are sowing in your life truly valuable? If not realign your priorities and activities to produce a harvest that is truly valuable.
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