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Thursday, July 19, 2018

It's All Divinely Designed...and It's a Real Thing

Dear America,

"The awareness of God's
 presence energizes us for our work."
Life Principle #4
Rev. Charles F. Stanley

the lazy hazy days of summer are in full swing, though for me, the emphasis is clearly on hazy and less lazy.

and on that premise, this girl is proving the old saying, the more you do, the less you do gooder... teehee.  the gist, the more we struggle to juggle and jiggle our way through the day, the less chances of the end result being all that it could be, or even should be; leaving us at the end of the day, an actual day, nothing close to what we imagined  (and more than likely well over par...and you know that's not a good thing, right).  

these days are hazy, indeed. 
I seem to have more balls in the air than every ping off the head of the entire World Cup -- and let me tell you, that was a lot -- so much so, the powers that be don't even keep stats on stats on stats on thats (that would be a little out of hand, badadump ba)

but switching balls one more time --

even the news comes at me in a purple haze, and all I wanna do is crush the nonsensical with the sensational and see what's left.  like the viscous lob of a tennis ball -- everything has spin; and it's getting old, right -- the tactics are well worn, emphasis on thread bare...the yellow fuzz being merely something that was.   and likewise, it seems to be wearing everyone thin.  [for some great summer reading, here's a great post on the dirty truth of tennis ball waste and what to do about it...re-purposing flat, bald balls in ways unimaginable...yay team.]

even the beach is under a haze for the better part of a day...ugh.

And round and round we could go, but let's cut to the chase and meet up at the net, all of this might be best summed up with another good read (recycled from summer 2016) ....and of all places to find it, @The Huffington Post!  e gads!  But I gotta say....to be honest, think I'm mostly in love with its title, "Stop Multi-tasking.  It's Not a Thing"  Jessica Barrett does a thorough job explaining it all, but here's her big finish:
"My sweet friends, start taking it easier on yourself. Live your life with more awareness. Pay attention. Notice more. You’ll get the same amount of “stuff” accomplished, if not more, but you’ll actually be present while it happens. And if your company asks you to multi-task, politely let them know you’ll be happy to do that, as soon as you grow a couple of more brains."
OH to be in celebration of this kind of awareness...indeed.

Oh to be paying attention....from actually being present for the ones we love, to living consciously in every moment, from work to play; surely we would make less mistakes, we would exude confidence in our actions, and all in all, around this ball that we call earth, our days would reap a certain sense of fullness, knowing our intentions and actions are not only connected, but blessed by our level of effort and giving everything we do our very best. 

Ahhh and then to be distracted by the action outside my window just now... Surely, the hummingbirds are doing their thing -- their one thing -- and popping in and around every bud, harvesting the nectar of the gods and that's it.

Only the hummingbirds, outside my window and in plain view, flit and flutter the evidence, seen and unseen, of God's presence purposely energizing and mobilizing the natural flow of life, assisting life, and producing results worthy of total awe.  Ask me how happy my dwarf lemon tree is right about now and I will tell you a story of transcending waves of haze every single day.  she is a mighty dwarf indeed.

More important, both bird and tree are keen on living a purpose driven life.  It's as if they sense this Life Principle #4 without even being told, keeping their awareness fixed upon God's presence all the live long day!

Thankfully, there is good news, for we are all born with a purpose, a personal intention designed by God.

This purpose, though, grand as it may be -- naturally and lovingly, comes with a near suffocating haze of free will hovering over and around and through us from the moment we take our first breath to the moment we begin a brand new day; the decisions we make, the turns we take, the mistakes in the cover of darkness or in the wake of day, it all carries the power to shake us smooth, barren, like the yellow wool off a tennis ball.  (this is the stuff not made for snowflakes in the form of snowballs.)

The catch --- free will doesn't have to be suffocating at all; matter of fact, it can be liberating, empowering, and now imaging something a lot like whacking the snot off the ball and winning.

DOING Something -- taking real action --  is required of us to stay on purpose, to stay within bounds, to stay aligned with what we are born to do; and even though intimately connected like bird to a tree, we must remain true to our individual calling while breathing in God's presence without ceasing (for surely the distractions of this world can easily get the better of us).  And to be as clear as clear day can be, we can't just stand there doing nothing; our lives are about as static as the wings of a hummingbird.

As we individually stay true to this Godly, Universal, mandate, of sorts, and the assorted characters in which we all become -- in good turn,  the collective grows stronger, brighter, leaning more in the direction of the Sun itself  and becoming a mighty force for good and the many more good things to come.

God is the Mighty Source that feeds us the inspiration, sends our minds soaring with wings and a prayer, and gives light to the path ahead.  This is how we, as people, can find our shine, doing one thing at a time.

This day took all day to write.
I started, then I had to stop.  I started again, and then had to stop.

But lo and behold, here it is nearly sunset, and the day outside my window has never looked more clear; but then again, perhaps it's all in my head :).  Even the hummingbirds are still about, and for a matter of maybe twenty seconds, one just sat on the wire of lights and began to swing.  Surely, the little guy must feel it was a job well done today...

...and given I have worked a little, donated some time a little, smooched my man a little, and blogged a little, I am finding happiness in my ability to take things one at a time better and better as each day passes.

Large and small, in the macro and micro, to everything there is indeed a season, and it is Divinely Designed to be done one thing at a time....It's the real thing, baby.

Thank you, God. 
Praise you. 
Can't do life without you. 
See you tomorrow as soon as my eyes pop open.

Make it a Good Day, G

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It's a Day to Stand Up for the Revolution Thing

Dear America,

it's almost time to blow out the candles for another year, God help us all -- 

bearing in mind, of course, the state of mind of the left...

what seems rather amazing is the lack of upset, or even the slightest response, really, from the general public; it's as if this stuff is all the new normal.

and, as if, Bono... 

who says, "I love that it exists, and I'll tell you, I don't take for granted that it exists," Bono said, referring to the United Nations. 
"... let's be honest, we live in a time when institutions as vital to human progress as the United Nations are under attack. 
"And not just these institutions but what they stand for - an international order based on shared values and shared rules, an international order that is facing the greatest test in its 70-year history."

Referring to the UN, NATO, and the EU...

all this is just anti-Trump, anti- TRUE American Independence --  poppycock.

How timely.

Say what you want about The Donald, but PRESIDENT TRUMP is simply serving his country at the moment; and he was elected president by the AMERICAN people fair and square.

"Every post is honorable 
in which a man may serve his country."  
George Washington

Let's be honest, Bono -- do these institutions, most especially the UN, really constitute an order of shared values and shared rules?  [oooh this might even call for a re-run on what Nikki Haley did only a couple of weeks ago...check it out]

What we know now -- and maybe always have at some level -- is that true freedom cannot be taken for granted, Bono.  Nor is it truly free...it must be fought for, day in and day out, with the same enthusiasm and intention as those who tirelessly fought for our freedoms in the Revolutionary War, only different.  For in this modern world, it is a war of mostly words; it is a face off between propaganda and truth, activism and rule of law, chaos and sovereignty. 

"In the truest sense, 
freedom cannot be bestowed; 
it must be achieved."  
Franklin D. Roosevelt

"True patriotism springs 
from a belief in the dignity 
of the individual, 
freedom and equality not only for Americans 
but for all people on the earth, 
universal brotherhood and good will, 
and a constant and earnest striving 
toward principles and ideals 
on which this country was founded."  
Eleanor Roosevelt

[I just love coupling these two together....]

Do the all the countries of the UN feel the same way, especially in terms of brotherhood and good will, freedom and equality for all, and dignity of the individual (even if one happens to be gay)...I think not, BONO!!!!

BUT LET'S BE CLEAR -- AMERICA NOT ONLY STANDS FOR THESE THINGS, she actually strives in the every day to represent these principles and values better and better in each and every  new day; and most importantly, doing so while keeping our independence, and other assets, intact, whole, honored, in every way.

What the world, and Bono, doesn't seem to get, is that this president, President Trump (again, the guy elected by the AMERICAN PEOPLE fair and square, by the way), happens to be a businessman who recognizes that the intersection of the Art of the Deal and America's best interests is upon his shoulders now; it is about his service to country; it is about his leadership, and nobody else.  He also happens to represent half of the American people.

It may be essential to recognize, at this juncture, that people who are citizens of other countries, like Ireland, are simply leading and speaking according to their own agenda, be it global governance, global climate change and the redistribution of wealth, global inequities, global biases, and anything else that falls under the organization and corruption of all things global in the name of progress.

Upon this glorious eve of another Fourth of July -- attention world order:  you can keep your gavel.

Tomorrow America celebrates 242 years of INDEPENDENCE, marking the beginning of greatest experiment in freedom and liberty for all on the planet!   And America is not done.

It may appear that America stands alone in this fight; it may even appear that the times are desperate, reaching a level of escalation that has no bounds.

I implore you to read America's Declaration of Independence tomorrow, aloud, if at all possible! 

and remember this --- ALL thirteen colonies unanimously agreed to this declaration!

as it begins --  "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation...

and as it ends -- "We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

We got the document, but the fight had only just begun --  we then had to finish a long and grueling war....and truthfully, if not for George Washington -- Teflon GW -- we may not have won.

But today, tomorrow, let this declaration -- the one that changed the course of the entire world, mind you -- inspire all of us to keep up the good fight, with "a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence;" for thankfully, and graciously, we know that Divine Providence is not done yet.

Sorry, Maxine Waters, antifa, and socialists and commies everywhere -- but this is a day to stand up for the real revolution, to the glory of principles and values and Divine Providence and lives and fortunes, alike (in other words, NOT DIVIDED!).

God bless you and yours as we light up skies once more, and may God bless the United States of America (and all the rest of the world, too, for surely the world needs it).

Make it a Good Day,