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Movin’ On Up!

When I was younger, there was a show called “The Jefferson’s”. It was about George and Wheezie Jefferson and their dry cleaning business which after a lot of sacrifice and hard work finally took off and provided them a life that allowed them to “Move On Up,” The theme song was a catchy tune with the following lyrics:

“Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
Beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin’
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues
Gettin’ our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it’s you and me baby
There ain’t nothin wrong with that.

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.”

Movin’ On Up is what we were all created for!

Who are you? What are you going to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in the future? All variations of the same question and all almost impossible to truly answer, because we are continually becoming. Life tends to build to moments and moments to renewal and renewal to becoming something totally different.

At this moment, you are a reflection of what you’ve done or not done, where you’ve been or not been and everything experienced and missed has contributed to who, what and where you are right now in this moment. The truly beautiful thing is that in this moment you are ready to head into your next moment and you can be, do and experience whatever you want, if you will just make the decision.

Someone said that we are always one decision away from a totally different life. What I can pretty much assure you is that you were created for so much more than what you are allowing yourself to experience and while life has been building to this moment, this moment is not the end, but the beginning.

This moment is your opportunity to advance, to level up to grow into all that you have been created for. Everything you have been through good and bad, every feeling of up and dow, all the mountain tops and valley experiences have worked together to bring you to this time and place, so that you might go to the next great place of your creating.

God allows us to go low, so that He might take us high. God allows us to wander in the valley, so we might appreciate the breathtaking views from the mountaintops. God allows us to struggle, battle and fight, so that we might develop the strength, wisdom and stamina to go somewhere we’ve never been before.

It’s time to realize and believe once and for all: “What didn’t kill me, has made me stronger!” And the purpose of it all is to help get me to a new, better and more amazing place of living. Enjoy this new day, this new place and all the new blessings that come with it. You are amazing, you are blessed and you are movin’ on up…

The Journey To Fulfillment!

There is a plan and purpose for this human experience that we call life. The question we should be asking ourselves is: “Am I allowing my life to come into alignment with the Spirit and the loving plan the Master Creator has for me?” Remember: There are no accidents, everything is intentional flowing from the Devine mind of love and light.

The goal is purpose, fulfillment, happiness and satisfaction for all that have a heartbeat. The key is making sure that my life, love and light align with the life, love and light of the Spirit of which I am a part and which is a part of me. what am I seeking, working for or trying to manifest? Have I allowed my ego to distract me and cause me to get caught up in the blame game or have I allowed myself to get so frustrated that I’m stuck somewhere back in my past sins, failures and disappointments?

The ego will try to persuade me that I am what I do, what I have or who I think people say I am and the danger of buying into this lie is that it causes me to get caught up in competition, which keeps me from collaboration in creation with my Creator, who has made me in His image. Every moment of everyday, I have a choice to make. I can give into the ego and choose the ordinary or I can align with LOVE and choose the supernatural.

My intention determines my inspiration, which provides my instruction that teaches me to overcome fear with love and illuminate darkness with light. God is always at work on my behalf, the question that really matters is: Will I join Him? I am blessed and my blessing grows when I share it with others, so take whatever you’ve been given and share it in such a way that it improves and makes life better for others and then be amazed at how your life aligns with the Spirit, who reveals your created purpose and offers you a journey to fulfillment…

The Power Of Allowing!

Do you ever find yourself trying to make things happen? I have lived my human experience long enough to to realize that this is a great recipe for disaster and frustration. So often, I have tried to organize my life and get it on the track as I think it should be, only to get smacked up side the head with something out of left field that I could have never expected or anticipated.

The universe is an amazing creation and it did not happen by accident. It was created by the Master with a plan, purpose and design to help and facilitate our growth and connection. The universe does not need our help, it just needs us to get out of it’s way and let it do it’s thing. I don’t need to see the big picture or have all the answers. I just need to learn to live moment by moment for the moment that it is.

I am a creator, but I don’t have to create the moments, they have already been created for me. The purpose of the moment is not for me to create the moment, but to create the blessings to be enjoyed in the moment. My task is to live the moment, enjoy the moment, grow and become in the moment. I do not have to create the path, just enjoy traveling upon it.

I was created by love and for love. Moments offer me the opportunity to allow love to flow. It comes to me and if I am doing it right, then I allow it to flow through me to others. There is no struggle of push or pull, just a simple enjoyment of all that is. All things that matter grow from love and love causes all the things that I need to find me and become a part of my life.

Love is the magnetic force that pulls me to my purpose and it is love that brings into my life everything I need to become all I was created to be. Love enables me to repel the negative and attract the positive, so that I expereince the fulfillment I was created for.

Stop trying to make something happen and simply allow what is happening to do whatever it is that it is supposed to be doing. This is how we stay out of the way and how the Spirit guides and grows us into the love, joy and peace, we were created for.

Love Is A Wonderful Thing!

Who remembers Michael Bolten? He used to sing a song called “Love Is A Wonderful Thing!” He said: “Love is a wonderful thing, make you. smile through the pouring rain. Turn your world into one sweet dream. Take your heart and make it sing. Love is a wonderful thing…”

There are all kinds of things we call love in this world, but I’m talking about the real deal. The one thing that really matters is love, real love, love that flows from our Creator, to us and through us to one another. Once you have ever experienced it, then you know what real is, because God is love and love is the will of God, because it is who and what He is.

In the spiritual dimension of my living, love is the thing that makes everything else make sense. It’s the thing that helps everything else fall into place and fit together. In the physical realm of life, I often miss out on love, because my physical senses tend to cloud my view by being more focused on ego – who I am, what I do or what I think others think of me. This causes me to get lost in the mental part of life by getting me confused and dazed by the constant barrage of thoughts that crowd and fight for space in my head.

This is why it is necessary for us to slow down, still ourselves and find some solitude, so we can get back to the beat of our heart and hear what really matters. The truth is: God is love and God, who is love created you in love for love. LOVE is what it’s all about! Receive it, Return it and Share it with everyone in everyway you can and your life will take on new meaning and purpose, Which will fuel your spirit to feed your mind with the right thoughts, which will energize your body to all it was created for…

Love is real, recognize it for all that it is and all it has the power to accomplish in your life and living. Commit to opening your spirit, mind and body to receive it and share it, so that it creates a powerful flow for the stuff of God to move to and through your life in miraculous ways.

You are a channel for the supernatural! No matter what you ever find yourself going through, God’s love is powerful enough to see you through. With God’s love you are a miracle worker and can face and overcome any situation that life throws your way. You see, love is a wonderful thing!

What Happens When we Surrender?

God knows you because He created you. He knows what’s going on in your life and has a better grasp of your thoughts than you do. God knows what you have messed up, that needs to be straightened. God knows what you have broken that needs to be put back together. God knows what you think is impossible and He has declared that nothing shall be impossible and that with Him. all things are possible.

God knows what you worry about in the late dark hours of the night, the things that keep you from getting the sound sleep you are so desperate for. God knows the reoccurring pain which flows from a broken heart that never seems to heal. God knows that you think your life is a total loss and He also knows better than you, that it is not.

God, who created you is the master healer, the divine author and the chief instructor to help you heal your heart hurts, discover the miracles that put the broken pieces back together and teaches you about the power inside you that will help you to overcome anything outside you that might try to take you down.

The secret to unlocking the miraculous healing that puts it all back together is SURRENDER. The first step of surrender is admitting and accepting that we are messed up. We tend to get distracted by how we got messed up, but it really does not matter how it happened, because once it has happened, the mess has to be dealt with. Once it happens to you, it belongs to you so the question is: What are you going to do with it?

God cannot do and will not do what we can do for ourselves. We can talk to others about our problems. We can blame whoever we want to for the bad stuff that has happened to us, but until we name it and claim it, then we cannot surrender and let it go. And if we want or expect God to do something about it, then we must do our part. Transformation takes place when we do our part, so God’s part can be unleashed and set free to do the miraculous in our lives and living.

Never Alone!

Your Creator did not create you to drop you off and leave you to fend for yourself. God is with you, has been with you and will be with you, every step of the way. There is nowhere you can go that God is not already there.

King David, the great Israelite King shared his understanding of this amazing truth, which can be found in the Old Testament book of Psalms, where he says:

”Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night, ” -Psalm 139:7-12 ESV

God is the ”STUFF” of His creation and because of that, He is everywhere. Wherever I go, He is there. He is inside of me and outside of me. He knows every part of me. The hairs on my head are numbered, my thoughts belong to him before they roll off of my tongue and there is nowhere I can go, mthatbHe is not there. He lives in my heart, speaks to my mind and blesses me with ongoing conversation.

Whatever I do, He knows. Wherever I go, He’s there. There is nothing that can ever separate me, because He has made a way, where there was no way and therefore I am never alone and I never will be. And neither are you or will you every be alone.

You will never have a problem that God cannot solve. In fact, you will never face a problem that God has not already solved. His Spirit speaks to you, guides you, directs you in your thoughts, actions and reactions to a place of discovery where you can choose His way and wisdom.

No matter what fear you are facing or what darkness you might find yourself going through, you do not have to be anxious, because God is your love and light, chasing away the fear and illuminating the darkness. You are never alone! You are loved and you matter more that your limited human mind can understand. This is what you need to get, believe in and never ever let go of: YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!

Love And Light!

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:5

Light illuminates and chases away the darkness. Darkness cannot exist in the presence of light, because light will always overcome darkness. As we talked about in an earlier blog: “Overcoming Fear With Love” The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear. Whenever there is an absence of love, then fear manifests and raises it’s ugly head, but the very moment that love enters the field, fear is chased away.

When love is present, fear disappears and when light is present, darkness has to disappear. The fear and darkness in our lives is represented by our disappointments, depressions dysfunctions and diseases, which we tend to elevate as very real things, but the truth is that they are not so much things as they are a representation of the absence of things. Negatives reveal that something is missing and what we often see as a problem that needs to be solved, is really an answer that needs to be discovered.

The answer we are looking for is going to be found by bringing love and light into our lives. When we bring love and light into our lives, the fear and darkness have to disappear. Today is the day that you discover your supernatural power to win out over worry, overcome oppression and claim what has been taken away from you.

Decide to get rid of fear by embracing and empowering love. Decide to take on and take out darkness by shining bright the light that flows out of the love that your Creator has for you and that you share with others in every way you can dream or imagine. Challenge your thoughts of fear and darkness with love and light and you will be amazed at how your mind is freed up and emptied out of the negative, to make room for the positive that actually begins to move you forward spiritually mentally and physically.

Submit to love and light and you will discover the supernatural that enables you to overcome, chase away and move on from all the things that have held you back for so long. The big question is: How do I submit to love and light? Here are a few steps to help us head in the right direction:

1. Open Your Self To Receive Love!

2. Share Love With Everyone In Everyway You Can!

3. Let Light Flow From Your Love And Illuminate All Other Sources!

4. Work To Illuminate The Lives Of Others!

5. Live Love And Light!