BLENDING

Blending is a gradual process of mixing several ingredients together to become a new mixture. Sometimes it involves liquefying, sometimes chopping and grinding. Regardless of the action required, the result is always the same, several ingredients thoroughly combined together to become a unique new creation of oneness.

As I witnessed the marriage of one of my nephews this thought became crystal clear as it pertains to families or any other ‘mixture’ of people. The different individuals, personalities are all combined to create something new and different.

I watched the youth blending together to create what appeared as one massive unit. They became a blur of unity. All you could see were smiles. All you could feel was harmony. They simply knew how to include each other and blend into having a great time. Teaching and learning from each other the various dance steps. They allowed each other space and time to showcase their individual talents.

As the young adults and elders joined in, it grew and became a larger blur of unity. No one paid attention to age, race, height or weight. No concern was given to a person being on the dance floor without a partner because everyone was their partner.

The finished concoction was a perfect blending of not only two families but of multiple families. Each had come prepared to add their spice to this celebration of two wonderful souls who had vowed to blend into one unit; A Beautifully Blended Body of Oneness!

AS I SIT

As I sit, I carefully observe and pay attention to all that is around me. I pay honor and treasure my ability to listen, not insisting on talking.

As I sit, I allow myself to become an integral part of the whole. It’s awesome to have this feeling of being totally involved with the Universe.

As I sit, I hear the sounds of nature. Even while there is noise I can still hear the birds, their sound is ever present when I tune my hearing to them.

As I sit, I can sense the feelings of those around me. It is as if we are communicating on a soul level. No words need be spoken for me to connect with those around me. A glance, a nod or a smile is simply enough to acknowledge their presence.

As I sit, I am Thankful for this vast and massive Universe. I am Thankful to be alive in a time such as this.

As I sit, I listen intently to what is not being verbally expressed. I can hear the hearts of others. I can feel their emotions of both joy and pain; anger and excitement; fear and ecstasy. I am in alignment with their Spirit and it is a connection of souls relating to each other.

As I sit, I rejoice in my own being. I appreciate all that I have and all that I am. I rejoice knowing it is all a gift from the Creator!

As I sit, I become stronger and wiser. I allow the indwelling presence of Infinite Source to fill me to overflowing with goodness and mercy. The Grace of God restores my soul and my spirit.

As I sit, I remember to be ever Thankful all the time.

As I sit, I am gifted with Wisdom and Strength.

As I sit……..

 

AWESOME

It is an awesome feeling to always present your self expressing exactly who you are in totality. It is extremely rewarding to know that your purpose; your gifts are to be freely shared with others; that your best is always sufficient.

Self satisfaction is the result. To feel you constantly give the best you is exhilarating. It is a high, like none other. You get to marvel at how well you demonstrate your uniqueness. There is no need to pretend or compromise. Great Wisdom is displayed when you stand firm in your Truth.

And when others acknowledge you, it only adds to what you already feel. To know that what you alone bring to share with the Universe is appreciated gives you great pleasure at a soul level.

You can smile deep as you Thank God for gifting you with Life! Joy is deeply imbedded in your core. You remain humble and obedient to your call. Even as you are unsure of others acceptance, you inhale the spiritual faculty of Faith and step out.

A prayer goes out asking for guidance and you proceed. There may be times when the answer to your prayer is so spontaneous that consciously you are not aware that you sent a prayer out. This can happen as you become steadfast in always desiring the best for yourself and others. Each thought is a prayer and you now choose your thoughts carefully. The answer is automatic and you trust and know that your thoughts (prayers) are quickly manifested.

You are awesome!!!

You are unique!!!

You are beautiful!!!

You are God’s gift to the Universe!!!

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

ALL ABOARD

 

My experiences at Hartsfield Jackson will remain with me for a long time. I choose to remember how bountifully I am blessed when I simply go with the flow, when I relinquish my need to control situations. This is the last part of my journey.

I called a friend as I sat there. I wanted to get away for a short time if possible. I left a voicemail message and continued on with my explorations of the airport adventure. He and his cousin came and took me to dinner. This was a wonderful treat that may not have happened if I were not stuck at the airport. We enjoyed wonderful fellowship together, a great meal, delightful service and great friends.  A wonderful combination!

I know I went through the security process at least four times. I kept going back to the gates to see if I could get on the next flight! What was so amazing to me is the first two times I went through with no problems, but the third and fourth times I was stopped! It was all so humorous to me. I had not changed one single thing I had on me or was carrying.

So finally, here is the next to the last flight of the day. I sat there with my boarding pass, just waiting. My name is called by the same agent that had worked every flight to Los Angeles that day. He recognized me as having been there all day waiting on a flight. I approached the line leading to the walkway for the plane and he said, “I told you to come to the counter.” So I apologized and walked to the counter as he looked very serious and explained “Oh I am terribly sorry I called your name by accident.” I literally stopped breathing. And he began to laugh hysterically at me! I had helped to make his day because not once had I become upset with not being able to get on a flight. This was his way of appreciating me!

On the plane I was gifted with sitting on the aisle way next to a mother and baby boy. This baby and I played all the way to Los Angeles, allowing the mother to take a nap now and then. I usually sit next to the window and would have missed this opportunity to share with this baby.

It was a most awesome 13 hours! I was gifted with wonderful Spirits who shared so unselfishly with me of who they were. I joyously received their gifts of friendship and I know I am blessed by having spent thirteen hours absorbing the love of other people.

THE AIRPORT EXPERIENCE

 

 

The blessings I received from spending thirteen hours at the airport on a beautiful Saturday continues:

My first blessing would be to meet a young soldier just returning from Iraq. His name is Miller. As we talked and shared he asked me if I played cards. I told him yes and began looking for a place where we could sit and play.  He did not want to play; he wanted to gift me with a deck of playing cards he had brought back from Iraq. The deck has the faces of 52 men they were and are searching for (some have been captured). It is truly a treasured keepsake.

My first stop in the Atrium area I met a couple from Oakland who had recently moved to Atlanta. They were a delightful couple and they made me laugh with some of their stories.

As I sat outside getting some fresh air I met several men who had just completed Boot Camp at Ft. Benning Georgia. One of them was a forty year old who was so proud of himself for enlisting and completing boot camp at age 40! He shared a statement with me that I will always remember whenever I think about our soldiers who go off to fight war. He said “Soldiers give up all their rights to protect the rights of others!” That is deep!!!

I sat in the Atrium area and decided to lay my head down and get some rest.  I was able to sleep briefly on a chair, curled up and cozy. Then came the biggest gift I could ever receive…..

The second story of the Atrium was filled with lines of soldiers waiting to be processed as they had just returned from Iraq. As they completed this process they were escorted downstairs and led by someone announcing them. I was excited to be a part of the first American crowd to salute them by giving them a standing ovation for their heroic actions!!

I am thankful I was delayed!!! Thirteen hours of pure bliss!!!

VALUING THE JOURNEY

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Recently I had a most awesome and amazing opportunity to truly value the delays along my journey in life. I was flying standby into Los Angeles from Atlanta, on what happened to be the busiest day at Hartsfields Jackson Airport.

On the first flight out which is the preferred flight when traveling standby, the gate attendants did not call one single person that was on the standby list. We were instructed to go to the Customer Service counter and list ourselves on the next flight or a future flight. In summary I spent more than twelve hours on a wonderful Saturday at the Atlanta airport.

At the Customer Service counter I was asked if I just wanted to wait until the next day because all the flights were oversold for that day and it looked doubtful that I would be able to get on any of the remaining flights. I laughed and replied, “No, because my son dropped me off and he is taking his children camping for the weekend fifty miles away. He has the only other set of house keys and I did not bring my set. I have no way of getting back into my house!”  I smiled the entire time during this conversation. And to think my luggage was already en route. The agent was mystified that I was so undisturbed by the news.

I met so many wonderful and incredible individuals while spending the day at the airport. I fully participated in the whole airport scenario.  The thirteen hours were filled with delightful people and wonderful experiences. I would have never scheduled myself a day at the airport but I was truly blessed by the experience. I relaxed and embraced this entire episode of my life. I went with the flow of what was actually happening in my life and did not moan or wish it was something other than what it was.

It is not possible summarize these thirteen hours of amazing miracles in one day, although I have attempted to do so.  The story continues on tomorrow.

Enjoy wherever you are today fully and completely. Value Your Journey!!!

CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

During a recent traveling adventure, as I was making my way to the gate to catch my flight I had the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

At the Atlanta Airport there is a train system that transports you to each gate and to the other terminal areas. The train appears every two minutes or so. When the door is about to close there is a recorded message announcement that warns you to step away from the doors and then the doors close.

So there we were, all finding a rail or overhead strap to hold unto as the train was about to leave that particular location. Suddenly a Near Eastern family of four; a mother and three children, a young girl, a boy and a baby in a stroller approached the train. As they were about to get on, the announcement came on warning the passengers to step away from the doors. The young boy along with his mother and baby sibling were able to move back. But the young girl was caught on the train! As we left this stop I saw the look of terror in the mother’s eyes. It is a look I will always remember. It reminded me of a scene from a movie or news broadcast because the look certainly conveyed that the mother felt she would never see her daughter again.

I was standing at the rear of the train behind several rows of people in front of me. As we approached the next stop and the recorded message announced the train was about to stop, I excused myself and made my way to the front where this young girl was standing, shaking with fear. I took her hand and told her I would help her find her mother. The others on the train asked me if I were going to get off. I was surprised that the question was even asked, someone needed to offer their assistance to this child.

The girl’s name is Nadatolia and she is nine years old. I placed my hand on her shoulder to offer her comfort. She was trembling. We talked and stood there waiting for the next train to arrive. As her mother and siblings got off the train they ran to Nadatolia and hugged her. We all caught this train and proceeded to our respective destinations. The mother kept looking at me, thanking me for helping her daughter. She shed huge tears of relief as she embraced her baby! I was thankful to have helped this family and I simply smiled at the mother and said you are welcome. As they got off the train I reminded Nadatolia to keep up with her family. She smiled and they got off the train together.

HAPPY 18th BIRTH DAY!!

FIRST DRIVING LESSON

I joyously celebrate this day which is the anniversary date that my granddaughter, Deja Tyson, made her physical entrance into this world. She embodies the wisdom of the Ancestors and has proudly demonstrated this. She has been a teacher to most that have had the opportunity of meeting her. She simply uses her gifts and goes about her business doing what she does.

The summer she turned two, I took her and my grandson on a road trip across the U.S. We spent two months traveling, stopping in several states to visit with family. People were amazed when they discovered she was not two yet because she was speaking in complete, logical sentences. She was paying attention whenever someone would ask how old she was. My response was she will be two on August 2nd. So after awhile when the question was asked she would answer the person and they would just smile. Out of the mouth of this little person came the answer, “I will be two on August 2nd”.

Deja is intuitive, artistic and creative. She demands the best from herself at all times. Her parents feel she puts too much pressure on herself by doing this and to date she continues with expecting the best from all her actions, especially in school.

At age six she joined me in hosting a group of twelve dynamic sisters whom I had gathered to discuss our collective efforts in creating a better society. She helped prepare the treats and was given the assignment of greeting each lady as they arrived. When the meeting started she was actively involved and included as introductions were made. Little did I know that as the meeting progressed she was sitting there taking notes from the discussion! Her minutes were complete and accurate! Be mindful of what you are teaching the babies as they emulate what you are doing.

Celebrate the life of those little ones today, perhaps your own children or grandchildren. Celebrate their unique gifts to the world. Help to enhance their creativity. Help them by showing them a better way. Do not allow foolishness to be their only experience.

AMAZEMENT

 

August is the month of amazement. Carefully look into, check out and investigate all the wonders of life. We move so quickly some times that we may forget how incredible things are.

This month slow down a bit and truly witness the beauty that is all around you, even in the little things. Stop for a moment and feel the sensation of the blood that flows through your veins. This gift of life does its job without any effort on your part; it just does what it is designed to do.

Pay attention to your breath. Do you breathe fully in and exhale completely out? Or is your breathing rushed and/or shallow? Can you allow yourself to inhale deeply, taking in the wonder of life? Go ahead and breathe in very slowly, enjoy this feeling of allowing yourself to appreciate the gift of breath. Now exhale, let it all out. Relax and take another deep breath. Notice how you breathe. Be grateful for this gift of oxygen.

Have you ever noticed how a wound will heal itself, even when you do not place a bandage on it? That is a gift as well. Your body can and will heal itself because it is designed that way. God took precious care in creating the human, making sure that it was a perfect specimen, fully capable of restoring itself to wholeness when injured.

Then there is the amazing fact that you can change your thoughts at any time you decide. You are not stuck into one way of thinking, unless you are unwilling to exercise that privilege.

It is simply amazing how incredible God has created everything especially the human being, the highest form of life. Pay deliberate attention to the details and the movements and motions of life.  Notice how amazing life truly is and celebrate the Goodness of God!

NOISE POLLUTION

This is the last day of our month on Justice. And today we are concentrating on noise pollution. The noise pollution is not from the outside. We are discussing our own created noise pollution, our inner thoughts.  You know the noise pollution I am talking about, the I Can’t and I am not. Those are very toxic and polluting terms to be erased from your consciousness.

Silence the noise factor. So what if someone from a long time ago told you that you would never amount to anything, they just did not know your character. They did not truly know YOU! And maybe they thought they were being a positive influence for you. Bless them and thank them, for they appeared just as they should have come. Choose not to be led by those words and thoughts any longer. They did not tell you those things to hurt you but to thrust you forward. Change the memory tape that is playing in your mind. Determine it is now…ALL GOOD!

Change your language. Believe in yourself. Lift yourself UP! Use affirming thoughts and words. Build yourself UP! YES YOU CAN! Refuse to entertain thoughts of lack and limitation. They do not exist for you any longer. God’s Justice declares that you can and you will!!!

Fortify yourself. Flex your muscles of Faith, Strength, Courage and Wisdom. These are all tools for you to use each time you call upon them. So go ahead and scream, YES I AM READY FOR MY PERSONAL JUSTICE!         BE prepared to receive it. BE thankful for its manifestation in your life. Receive the gift of God’s Justice, making everything right just for you.

Justice is mine from this day forward. There is no turning back for me. I go forward welcoming and accepting Justice into every aspect of my life.

Thanks God for always, always being here just for me!!!!!

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