There are many perspectives stemming from upbringing, the faith community and the world at large, that can foster a mindset of scarcity and separation. “I’m not enough”, “There isn’t enough”, or “I’m somehow distanced and on the outside looking in” beliefs are fallacies that do not reflect the truth as much as they reflect a lens from which we may be viewing our reality.
It’s important to recognize a skewed lens when it presents itself, rather than allowing a scarcity perspective to place limitations on us, by trying to shrink a limitless God into a man sized stature. It would benefit us to run from any thought or belief that alienates us in our mind and does not align with the promise that nothing can separate us from God’s love.
If nothing can separate us from God’s love, than nothing can separate us unless the separating and disconnecting is on our part! So when we get a tinge of fear about our future, our finances, or life in general that causes us to feel separated or left out from the pack, we must address perspective. God isn’t wringing His hands about the economy, tomorrow or our bank account balance and oversees all he does with love. This perspective pertains to our vision and dreams as well.
FAITH IS EXPECTANCY!
If we’re dragging, coping, running or trying not to get our hopes up we’re not in faith. Maybe we don’t have enough faith after all. Maybe we’re working so hard to be the hero when the real Hero is waiting to come forth in us.
It’s amazing that God bound himself to mankind through love. We’ve been given the gift of grace. In fact, it’s an offense to ignore the extravagance of this Hero-love by striving to make it on our own.
Instead we have an amazing invitation to pull up to the power source, rest in effortless trust and soak in divine love and grace!
Isn’t it time we got out of our head, gave up muscle flexing and merely opened up to receive the supernatural life of The Hero stirring within?
UNLEASH THE HERO WITHIN!
UNLEASH THE HERO WITHIN!M
Today’s SPIRIT@WORK ® Card is: HOPE. Langston Hughes wrote,
“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go life is a barren field frozen with snow.”
Without HOPE we fail to dream and without dreams we fail to have inspiration. Where HOPE is lost darkness ensues.
I have known plenty of dark seasons in my life, as I am sure you have too. Without HOPE I would never have seen the daylight after the death of my first husband. Without HOPE I would not have moved forward to mother my four children and experience the sunshine of HOPE rise in my heart.
I believe HOPE is accompanied by faith and faith is accompanied by trust. Because I am convinced that there is a Supreme Being that loves me, I have faith in that love. That faith allows me to trust and HOPE that the sun will rise on whatever my circumstances may be presently. When I am struggling to maintain HOPE, I recall the many love wonders that have transpired in my life and I can’t help but feel a shift in my countenance.
HOPE is a value we must nurture.
Today I begin my thirty-day challenge: 30 Days of Creative Expression. I hope you will follow along and play as I daily post my art journaling images and thoughts for the day. My goal is to create a conversation and collaborative effort. I invite you to follow along, journaling with me in your own unique way around the theme that I am discussing for the day. You can read more about this here http://moxieme.com/i-suck-at-asking-for-help/
Many people are launching into the New Year with resolutions and goals. However, I like to think of a new beginning as a new way of being, not merely doing.
When we merely focus on action steps and outer standards while ignoring our inner being we will find that we are out of alignment and rattled with incongruence; confusion; lack of clarity; lack of fulfillment; and all manner of shifting sand.
It seems we have it backwards. What if we flipped this around and lived from the inside out by focusing on our inner climate and way of being prior to focusing outwardly. This is the ultimate realignment that will manifest in a new way of being. In this way our circumstances will not dictate our well-being, but our way of being will alter our circumstances.
This year, I will continue to invest in the quality of soil my life is being built upon and continue supporting others in the same manner. There’s simply no comparison in the fruit that’s yielded from rich soil, reflected through state of being-love, joy, peace, gratitude, compassion, inspiration, hope, clarity, inner faith and insight.
The thought and word I am pondering today for the art journaling image posted here is from Lance Secretan’s SPIRIT@WORK ® Card: Infusion.
Lance Secretan said, “Most business organizations and not-for-profit institutions have “Programs.” But it’s not programs we need. We don’t have a “Sunset Appreciation Program” – instead, we sit in a sacred place and experience a sunset, and in this way, it infuses us with spirit. Programs intrude, an experience infuses.”
How do you plan to nurture and invest in your state of being to experience an inner infusion of love, joy, peace, gratitude, etc.? How will you incorporate the word “Infusion” into your day? I’d love to hear your thoughts and have you join the conversation!
Filling up full
The swell from within
Leaning in and tasting goodness
Hope resurfacing on expanded wings
Backing up-disengaging “Sister Sandpapers”
With a chuckle and a burst, joy’s released
Collaboration, not jammed-in conformity
A cloak, a dagger, a whence and a stare
Ring true, bells of celebration
With singing and ringing my heart knows it’s fit
Love springs and can’t help but inspire and give