What is holding you back from living the life that you have dreamt of living? Is it the people, places or things that surround your daily life? All the things, places and people have a significant impact on your destined outcome. If you surround yourself with people who are walking storms themselves you will never be able to stand as tall as an oak tree. Where you root yourself is where your grounding takes place. You have to position and align yourself with what is going to nourish your growth. A tree without water, sun and nutrients will never grow to its full potential and eventually will wither away.
You have to see yourself as a seed developing into a root embellished in soil full of nutrients. You have to envision what is the final result if you stand strong implanted when the storms come in your life. Underground there are many storms taking place that we can't even see. While the worms, bugs and moles create a home underground some how your seed can not be tainted by their slithering through the ground because your seed has been planted where it was meant to be. If those worms, moles or bugs take away your grounding they were never meant to be part of your growth. and have poisoned your position in life. Think about the people who have come into your life. Those people could either make or break where you stand. People, places or things can be nutrients or they can be poison. Poison can come from many angles, many forces and can deplete a life matter of a seconds. How will you begin to recognize what is holding you back from standing tall? You have to branch out to people who have your best nutrients at heart and not for their gain become you will become a poisoned seed.
Here you are again. The sun came back up and you still feel like there is no tomorrow because your not living in the hope of today. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn't promised and today is all you have. Think for one second; the what if question. Lets explore your mind for one moment and think about today. What if this was your last day on this planet? What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you see? If you knew you only had 24 hours to live what would you do? Would you cry, would you criticize yourself or would you try to make it your best day ever? That anger you once had towards a friend, the debt you have, the house you never had, the car you never had or all the things you longed for or have been upset about would no longer matter. You would finally be free to be you and accept that your final moment has come and the veil can come off.
Here is what my last 24 hours would be. I would forgive everyone who has ever harmed me intentionally or unintentionally and I would spend it with the most important people in my life. I would forgive myself for all the wrongs I have ever done. I would extend love, one last smile, dance my heart away, write one last poem, help as many people as I could to love themselves and to extend love to others, draw, sculpt or paint my one last creation, go to six flags and be a kid, see a baby smile and hear its laughter, take a walk in the woods, listen to the angelic sounds of the wind blowing through the trees, sit on a beach one last time and spend my last 24 hours with my children and the man I love. See what mattered yesterday no longer matters in the future because today is all that is promised. I know we all have responsibilities and need to be prepared for the possibility of living until we are 90 years old but we also need to be prepared with a heart of joy and love for today! Reclaim you today and rejoice in the small things and don't be so hard on yourself. Try to be the best you for you! You are the only one who knows your path so live it in gratitude and with a hopeful heart... Smile, shine and be that bright sun light in your own eyes and in others... today is promised so promise yourself to enjoy every moment!
Do you feel completely defeated and overwhelmed by how life has turned out or are you trying to pick up the pieces of your life? You are not alone in your situation. Take a moment and truly reflect on what it means to be broken. When you are broken you feel shattered, worn out, used, abused, beaten, unrepairable and that you can never be transformed back to your original state. Being broken means you were never supposed to be the same vessel you started out with in the beginning. Being broken means you gain an appreciation for learning to understand we need cracks to be repaired. We need brokenness to understand and accept that we can be molded back together with the strength of other vessels. The very vessels that made you feel broken may be the glue that helps you see your cracks more clearly. Those cracks allow you to see that perfection does not exist in your or anyone else. Those cracks in yourself and others are to give you a new perspective of yourself and others. We are all shattered in one form or another and it is up to us to decide what glue to use to build us back up again. The next time you see someone that looks like their life is perfect or they are put together like that original unbroken jar; know their glue may be different than the one you used to repair yourself.
I have good news for you! You were never meant to be or become anyone other that who you are today. Through all the times you didn't feel worth the pot you were given. Those cracks are what began to mold you into the vessel you are today. Do you have more compassion for others? Do you lend a helping hand when you see someone else in despair? Do you help other people through your own understanding? When you look at the chips in your life. Can you see how they molded you with the character and unique qualities you have today.? Those cracks can either be repaired or they can be shattered for an eternity. When you finally get broken and nothing seems repairable is the moment you begin to reflect. You are able to take your life back. Look at it like with the reins of a horse. A horse doesn't know how to be trained without the bridle in his mouth. It takes practice, training and breaking behaviors until you fully understand how the training has created a broken horse. See the horse isn't really broke. The horse was trained to become a master at taking directions, learning how to lead, galloping, trotting, steering then eventually when the horse has had enough training; he will not longer need a bridle bit. The bridle bit and the broken jar represents transformation. Anything or anyone can be repaired by the proper training to see things with a different mindset or become the master of your own skills. Reclaim you today and your identity. You are not broken and you aren't shattered. You are being created and transformed into who you are supposed to be, with cracks and all. Today reflect on five different things about yourself that makes you the unique person you are that nobody else knows about you. Do you sing in the shower, do you dance when nobody is looking, do you give your last dollar to someone else in need? Only you know that that brokenness is what it took became the magnificent and fabulous person you are today. Don't beat yourself up anymore because you have been broken enough. Love the broken you as Reclaim You Today! From my heart to yours....
Hey you hiding behind dreams and hopes! We don't all have the same dreams in life but we all believe in something! You must become what is it that your heart desires. It doesn't matter who told you what you couldn't become or if your dream is just to smile everyday: it is your reality. We don't need everyone in this world to be doctors, lawyers, presidents and so forth. You need to know that the very thing that puts a smile on your face has a lot to do with what you were called to achieve in this life. If anyone ever told you that you would never amount to anything, you can't become your dream; void that thought and nullify the self defeating parasites that intrude your mind. I have been crippled by things that people have said and done to me. I carried so much pain inside of me and I hid and sabotaged my life in many forms. I had to stop looking at others for validation and reach inside my core to know I will not let others suffer silently; as I have. My dream has always been to help others and to turn all my pain into inspiration and know somebody cares about you; even if you feel alone. There is a woman in the world praying for peace to enthrall every human and living creature in this world. I am not perfect. I am imperfect and I am quite flawed but I do know that love makes the world dance. So you get up and reclaim you today. It doesn't matter if your rich or poor. It is better to have a heart of gold than a heart of stone. Dream of rainbows, believe in peace and become content with who you are!
If you feel like you are living in a hamster wheel it is because you are in a vicious circle. Life was never meant to be lived in a circular direction. When we continually live our lives doing the same things over it is the vicious cycle of insanity. Think about the circle and the 360 degrees it takes to get back to the original starting point. I thought our whole purpose in life is to find a new direction. If you stop at 180 degrees you will begin to build a solid foundation for growth and to b able to obstain the obstacles that are presented to you on your journey. Look at it this way as you are at the bottom of a mountain and you can see all the dips, valleys, up a long journey to get to the top. The top goes on forever and into the atmosphere. You will face many challenges upon your journey but if you can endure them you will gain a great amount of strength and a new appreciation for life. Through strength training your mind gets wiser, your heart gets stronger and you find hope. Reclaim you today and don't look back at yesterday. Yesterday is no longer here but today is a new starting point. How do you make the change in your life? It begins by believing that there is something over that hill. If you chase your old thoughts about your life, who you were or who you never became you will turn back to the beginning of the circle and never move forward. Get up and Reclaim you... The you that you are meant to be ! l challenge you to run up that mountain and don't go back to the old wounds that tortured you on that hamster wheel. In hope you will find peace. In peace you will find joy. In joy you will find yourself. In yourself you will find freedom. Freedom is found in Love. Love is found in you!