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“WRite” what’s WrOnG in order to “Right” what’s WronG!!
“WRite” what’s WrOnG in order to “Right” what’s WronG!!
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Just “Write” what’s Wrong!!

From much reflection of my writings since childhood, one thing remains clear to this day: Write what’s wrong!

In recently reading my numerous journals and notebooks of work, I got a glimpse of how often writing has saved me from saying or doing things that could never be taken back. I was able to identify how often I walked away from things too soon or did not disconnect sooner when I should have let Spirit take charge.   Likewise in the moments through life where I have not held my tongue I was able to see how helpful it could have been to take a moment and write my thoughts out before jumping to a judgment or lashing out at others I have cared for. Through writing I have been guided to the mindfulness that embodies human nature if we just seek peace and love first. Prior to letting unforgiveable words roll off our tongues causing toxicity to pour onto those around us let’s take a moment and “write what’s wrong in order to make “right” what is wrong.

Over the last year of evolvement in my soul journey,  I have felt consumed with forgiveness and sought to tie up loose ends of past experiences by making “wrongs” right with many who have hurt me or whom I have caused harm to in the past. It’s through writings of these past experiences I have been able to process the emotions tied to these situations/people and therefore been able to decide to reach out to correct the “wrong” or accept the experience for what it was and be able to truly move on. Either way it has been life changing and a huge burden has been lifted off of my ego man which led me to believe I could control anything to begin with. Next time you find yourself lacking trust in humanity from the burn of past hurt on your life just take a moment and “write” what’s wrong. YOU just might find yourself sooner than you thought living a life that’s truly your own, untainted by burdensome baggage!!!

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Vehicle to a Means
Vehicle to a Means
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Vehicle to a Means

Recently my family and I was traveling across country only to find ourselves car-less a day after reaching our first planned destination. Traveling two thousand miles with 2 dogs, 3 kids and a cat was a breeze. Everyone was so well behaved and excited we knew this trip was meant to be. Everything that led us to decide on this journey was confirmed by how smooth the trip had been. We felt content finally arriving and ready to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. We had planned out every detail of the entire trip. This destination was just one of many we had planned for the summer. Then…on a short drive to the store up the street all of our plans changed. The car that made it across the country now had blown up going only 2 miles from where we were staying. Wow, is all we could think. Had we misinterpreted what we thought was meant to be? Was everything we planned not going to happen now? How could we have misunderstood what felt so right? We found immediate gratitude in the fact that we had made it safely across country with everything precious to us in tow but was in shock that less than 24hrs after our arrival we were now found in this unexpected circumstance. The car we had bought only 2 weeks earlier specifically to provide transportation to haul our entire family along for the trip was now completely non-functional. How were we going to get home? Who was going to pay for the repairs? How was I going to provide for my family if I have to repair it myself? How were we going to get our animals back home if we have to fly? How would we afford the flights? All of these questions began to raise fear and blind my ability to see the “trees through the forest.” Every solution we tried to find led us to another roadblock.

It was in a single “ah ha” moment that I realized what was happening. We came on this trip to have time with people we loved. We had talked about spending the summer connecting with others and giving back. We had brought our animals as part of our pack and wanted them to be here to give love and receive it from others as well. We had talked about the South and the amazing people willing to give you the shirt off their back and how we wanted to absorb some of that type of energy for a while as a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life out West. We wanted to spend time in the water and get grounded laying around outside on the long summer nights.

be here now - motivational reminder - words  in vintage wood letterpress printing blocks, isolated on white

Well… What do you think happens when you have limited funds, no car and need assistance? All of the above! People fed us, welcomed us in, helped us out and provided transportation. Because we were not able to freely travel to all the stops we had planned, we instead found more time to spend it with those who really needed to see us, not just who we thought we had come to see. I realized in that quick moment of thought that the vehicle we thought was meant for the entire trip was actually just a means to the first stop. Apparently the first and most important/only stop in the eyes of the Divine. Although we had to cut the trip short, missed out on seeing other family in other states and lost our dogs along the way, no detail was in vain. Our dogs were meant to find their new mommy here who had been looking for the perfect version of them all along. We were meant to connect with all the wonderful souls who helped us and we were supposed to get stranded exactly where we were stationed, at this Divinely intervened destination. It may not have made sense at first and it may have caused a lot of emotional distress for a moment, but we were where our vehicle was supposed to take us and where our next vehicle of transportation would be provided.

Does this sounds familiar? I don’t mean the car and trip specifically but does this sound like a version of most of our lives? I mean often we plan out every detail of our lives and destinations only to find from day to day things pop up appearing as roadblocks. Years can fly by only to find ourselves stranded in a cycle of what seems like different situation or scenario appearing as roadblocks or dead ends.  This can often propel us into a place of stagnation out of discouragement from the battle. We can begin to feel unprepared for everything and often stop making plans. We can feel helpless and unknowingly insecure of what little control we have on anything we call “ours.” We often see all of this as negative at first and give up, thus leading us to be desensitized to all the wonderfulness Spirit is doing for us in the many signs being thrown our way.

What if instead we began to acknowledge every decision we consider “free will” as actually just a vehicle to a means to get us to the next stop where there will be another vehicle to a means. All of which is apparently planned out by the Divine in a more defined manner than we could ever plan for ourselves.

So instead of getting upset about your vehicle breaking down or changing forms, what would happen if we began to see each vehicle as a means to another form of transportation or change? I think then we would be excited when things break down because then we would know to look for the signs of new transportation headed our way.

What forms of transportation needs changing in your life?

What has happened to lead you to a new form of transportation?

-PAIGE

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Seeing the TREES while ENDURING the FOREST
Seeing the TREES while ENDURING the FOREST
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Seeing the TREES while Enduring the FOREST…spirit tree collage pic

Oh my goodness! Not again! Really? You find yourself going in circles, fighting for and over the same things. Everyone is talking but no one is truly hearing what is being said. You can’t seem to get ahead without feeling as if you are being knocked 10 steps backwards with each small inch forward. You have a knowing of what you came to this life to do or maybe you don’t but either way you cannot see the light as to how in the world you are going to achieve or discover your purpose from all the trees in your path. AH HA!!

The trees are the answer. The trees that you see as a distraction are significantly meant to instead be your saving grace along the way. You want to cut them down and plow through the trees, destroying the forest along the way when really you should be embracing them, using them for grounding strength and eternal enlightenment while you trudge through the forest that is your life.  IF we could pause for just a moment in the midst of chaos and recognize the trees around us, finding beauty in them regardless of how you feel in the present, then maybe just maybe we could see what the trees are trying to teach us. The bigger picture is the forest. The trees are your lessons. The forest represents your life, destiny and purpose depicted by combinations of densely, overshadowing branches and roots interrupting what you feel should be a smooth walk through the forest. This is what leaves you asking why? The “why” should matter and would explain a lot to you about both the trees and forest, but in the end the “how” is the only thing that will prevent you from tripping on the roots and being slapped around by the branches. The “how” will give you the wisdom to make it in the forest when your strength is gone so to keep pushing on.

What trees are in front of you currently? Will you stop and learn from them or just continue to try chopping them down, brushing them to the side as mere annoyances instead of honoring them as important landmarks and lessons along the journey?

Paige

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