Reflecting on the newness of Spring…
I was raised in a conservative Christian home. Many of the teachings served me well. However, I also witnessed and experienced a lot of man-made bondage through the years. I’m no longer the “eyes-wide-shut” person that I was in my youth.
Here goes… Happy Spring!
—>My Beliefs… Version Two-Point-Oh:
I believe that sometimes what comes around doesn’t go around, and we are blessed even when we make stupid mistakes.
I believe that “hell” is a state of mind.
I believe that if we don’t forgive, we live in bondage. I believe that when we forgive, we don’t necessarily have to forget.
I believe that we were not meant to live in fear.
I believe that if we do what is best for ourselves…truly best for ourselves…it will be best for everyone else too.
I believe that sometimes it takes time to see that doing what is best for ourselves is also best for others…but that it is worth the wait.
I believe that no matter how evil a person appears, there is some beauty and love within their soul.
I believe that there is no black and white, but rather many shades of gray.
I also believe that sometimes things are very black and white
and that we have to put a line in the sand…
…if only for a while.
I believe that the tide was meant to wipe those lines away in due time.
I believe that some people enter our life to remind us that we are worthy of love.
I believe that sometimes challenging people (and situations) enter our path to teach us lessons.
I believe that life is a moving target. Nothing is meant.to.stay.static.
I believe that sometimes the best we can do, in love, is to love
ourselves enough to set a healthy boundary.
I believe we were meant to learn from mistakes.
I believe that when we feel judged, we are actually judging ourselves.
And, I believe that when we judge others we are also judging ourselves.
I believe that sometimes the best clarity comes in the most chaos.
I also believe that clarity comes in the quietness,
if we sit still enough to see it.
I believe that we know our truth. And, I believe that when we don’t own our truth, bad things happen.
I believe that sometimes bad things happen to good people.
I believe that sometimes good things happen to bad people – they need blessings too.
I believe that breaking a cycle is painful…
Well, breaking anything is painful.
My faith in humanity and the universe is summarized in Galations 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these there are no laws.
I believe that no matter what happens, somehow through the lessons learned and the experienced gained, we are richly blessed.
I believe that God is seen in a kind word or action from a friend, or stranger…
if we take time to truly listen, we will hear the Spirit of Clarity loud and clear.
I believe that if we listen when that happens, our unique truth will reveal itself.
FINALLY… I believe that if we are brave enough
to face it, our truth will always set us free.
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