We often hear that fear is the opposite of faith, and I believe that is true. You cannot have faith and fear in the same moment. Beyond that simple statement is the fact that we can choose what we want to bring about in our lives by choosing our thoughts.
I relate so well to the biblical account of Job, a man blessed with so much and yet, living in constant fear of losing it. There is much to be learned in reading of our dear friend Job, but the verse that is on my mind today is Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”
Is it possible that Job’s focus and attention brought his fears to fruition? I think so. Whether you are looking at this from a religious standpoint or a scientific one doesn’t matter, they are not at odds really. It is all about perception. I won’t get into all of the scientific or religious aspects of belief. I would rather keep it simple.
What we choose to give our energy to will become our reality. We are co-creators of our lives. If we focus on hate, we bring hate into our lives, focus on love and we bring love, it is that simple. Job’s mind was consumed with fear of loss, and he lost it all.
On days like today, when my mind is tempted to give attention to all of my fears and the “what ifs” of life, it is not easy. I will need to shift my focus and my thoughts from fear to faith, knowing I will create the outcome. Think it into creation, speak it into reality. I will refuse to give in to fearful thoughts. I will create my reality. I will dream of what is becoming real.
I started my busy Monday with a trip to my med doc at 10:30, which took way longer than it should have, of course. I then went and paid the electric bill, the water bill, and my car insurance. I came home long enough to change my clothes for my 2pm appointment with my primary care doc, a follow-up appointment after being in the ER. I walk into his office and am informed that if I don’t give them at least $100 today I can not see him. Really? I have less than $200 left for the week and haven’t bought food yet. (Sorry folks, I’m hooked on that eating thing). I offered to pay them $40 this week and they still said “No”. Hmm I guess if you are poor and sick, you just stay sick. Who cares right? And let’s not even get into the “You need to sign up for medical insurance on Healthcare.gov?” I can’t afford that either. Poverty sucks. I told hubby that if I die in the next week or two to just sue the hell out of them and please write on my tombstone, “I told them I was sick!”
Oh well…it is beautiful today, 80 degrees, sunny and breezy. I got all the bills paid for another month, and today..I feel okay. I won’t let anything steal my bliss…Time for some meditation…or a nap!
P.S. I forgot the BEST part! The receptionist told me that they weren’t even going to charge me for a “no show”! Isn’t that sweet of them?
A lovely Saturday morning here in South Georgia. I was hoping to make it to the Chili Cook-Off on the island today, but I woke a bit later than planned and hubby’s paycheck has not arrived yet. Oh well, I’m not as motivated as I would have liked anyway…so, here I sit with my tea and my “morning” music. It’s all good.
A bit of an update on the “rat” the dogs killed the other night. Last night I let them out and they started a maniacal barking fest by the fence. When I finally decided to go out and get them I found what they were barking at…there was a HUGE mama possum walking across the top of the fence, and that is when I realized that the victim I had found a few nights ago was not a rat, but a juvenile possum! I was kind of sad for a moment as Mama Possum sat looking at me from her perch. I guess I’m not as Southern as I thought if I don’t know the difference between a rat and a possum. Hmm
My health has still been up and down, but today is a good day…I’ll take it. In the moment.
Today’s quick thought…How much do you worry? What are you worrying about right now? I am the queen of worry, and it’s such a waste of time. Most of what I worry about either never happens or will happen and I just have to deal with it…worrying won’t change the situation. If I think back on all the tough times I have had to go through and that seemed like “the end of the world”, and I remind myself that I made it through. I survived whatever I thought was so tragic, and thinking back on some of them now, most weren’t half as bad as I had feared. If you are worried about something today…ask yourself this simple question, “How will this situation look five years from now?” Chances are the thing you are fretting about today won’t be as “big” as you think. It is what it is. Stay in the moment, count your blessings, and leave the rest to God. You are in good hands. Love, Peace and Hugs!
For weeks now my dogs Cody and Casey have started barking when I put them in the kennel at night. I don’t normally let them out for barking, but being alone in the house I let them do their job and check the rooms. Every time I have let them out they run straight to the spot behind the toilet, then run madly around the house in “search” mode. I figured they had seen a mouse, or maybe even one of the rather large palmetto bugs (a nice word for a large, flying, cockroach), that share my abode.
Last night, as i settled into my bed they began again. Reluctantly I got up and let them out. They began the usual searching, and excited sniffing. I let them out the back door and sat on my bed to give them some time for a last-minute pee session. About ten minutes later, Casey had come back in, ready for bed…Cody was still outside. I turned on the light out back, and there was Cody…leaning over the body of a rather large RAT! Omgosh…I quickly got them back into their kennel, grabbed a bag and the shovel to dispose of the nasty looking rodent!
I began to wonder, rather nervously…was THIS what they had been barking at INSIDE my house??? I sure hope not. I pray they just got lucky out in the yard. EEEWWWW
Yes, the photographer in me thought for a second of snapping a photo of the deceased, but alas, NO!
I began this blog back in October with no real idea what I was going to do with it and no idea how much this little spot in cyberspace would add to my life.
I have “met” some of the most amazing people here. I’ve been able to experience so many forms of artistic expression in writing, photography, poetry, spirituality and so much more. I’ve also realized how easy it is to become close with people I have never been in the same room with. I have been so blessed by the caring and compassionate comments and actions of the friends I have made here on WordPress. To realize that over 300 people would want to read what I write, even when all I write is day-to-day stuff, is just stunning.
The encouragement and feedback I have received on both my writing and photography has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me, one I would never have thought I wanted for myself…for all of this…I say, “Thank You!”
I can not possibly mention all who have had an effect on my life, but I must mention a few people who have truly touched me either through their writing or through phone conversations and emails have come to be really good friends…
Joy over at Bleeding my Emotions has been such a sweet and devoted follower and a good friend.
Okay…this is too hard..there are too many wonderful people and blogs I follow, and I would feel bad if someone felt left out. All of you mean so much to me, and I wish I had the time and patience to include every one of you! The best way to do this is to ask you to check out the list on my page and read some of these amazing blogs!
…and so many more! I am grateful and humbled by all of my followers. Love, Peace, and Hugs!
I am still experiencing a bit of a block on the writing front, add to that… I’m bored out of my mind! The warm weather has given way to storms, which are fine, but not conducive to taking photographs. I am feeling really well physically and spiritually, so I’m not complaining. I just want you all to know why I have not posted much lately.
It is probably a good time to catch up on some reading, plant some writing seeds. I have some ideas for posts, but have not stayed focused on any of them long enough to get the urge to write. It will come.
All of this spring fever has done wonders for the house though…looks pretty good! Gosh, I can’t even write an “I have nothing to write” post! Ugh…Peace, Love and Hugs everyone!
The past few days have seen temps in the mid to upper 70s and has put me into spring cleaning mode. It feels good to be cleaning out, dusting off, windows open to the fresh air. We have some storms moving in today, and this too is welcome. I love storms! I will have to keep an eye out for extreme weather with this front, but that is par for the course down here. It makes for a good day of resting, reading, and if I can jump this block…some writing.
My sleep has finally settled into a nice pattern, no more watching dawn before sleep. I have fallen asleep very early each night, something that has never been “normal” for me, but has felt so good. Have I mentioned I need about 10 hours a night to feel right? Falling asleep around 8 or 9 each night and waking at 6 or 7 seems to be the perfect schedule for me. I feel incredible!
I am still sharing my time with Wayne Dyer’s Your Sacred Self and am loving the teaching. Reading this has taught me that a lot of what I thought was weird about me…my connection to others, my psychic experiences, and so much more..is really just enlightenment that I never recognized as such. Cool huh? I have always felt my spiritual side very strongly, but it was quelled so often by the “reality” people in my life. I now know that this side of me is what has made me strong and drawn people to me. I like that.
I pray you all have been well…I am far behind on my reading of posts and probably won’t backtrack to read them all. I will start from here.
I still haven’t gone out on any photo shoots, but here are a couple of “homestead” pics from the past few days. I wish I had been more steady with the dawn pic. Hugs all!