I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas which means you were blessed. You woke up, had a roof over your head and food on your table. It doesn’t mean how our over-commercialized society presents it. More gifts and decorations don’t equate to being merrier. Having gifts within and recognizing your blessings is the greatest gift of all.
I took a 24 hour trip to Nashville. It was an 8-hour drive, that was fun-filled, eat and drink as much as you can, packed in 24 hours. Reminded me of a wedding when it was over. It’s a lot of planning, work, time and energy and after the presents are open, it’s over. And during all the hustle and bustle, can I be still enough to hear anything?
My shrink taught me many years ago that unless I was still I could not hear. She encouraged me to take trips alone, to sit in silence, meditate and pray. I believe being still to hear, to activate your creativity is essential to growth. If you’ve been following my blog then you know I’ve been focused on my 2022 goals and my growth. I believe the best way to focus on those is to be still. The scripture “Be Still and Know” keeps going through my head. It’s powerful when you think about it. If we can just be still, we can know. And when you know, you know. It becomes your core, it becomes something to fight for, something you’d die for because you know.
There are many things I want to know because knowing for sure lets us know where we are going. Have you ever trusted a GPS that didn’t know where to direct you because there was so much traffic, so many roads cris crossing like spaghetti that it couldn’t read a clear signal? I don’t ever want to be so busy that I can’t read the signal of my energy, my intuition, the voice of God, and my path. I want to know where I’m going for sure.
That said I’ve decided to detox from all media starting January 1 for the entire month. This includes no tv (news, sports, movies shows) and no social media. I will continue blogging and it will be posted automatically to the Dealing to Healing Facebook page. If you haven’t followed it yet or subscribed to my blog for direct emails, I encourage you to do so to keep abreast of my detox and my personal stories.
This will allow me to focus on my path for 2022. It will force me outside the box, out of my comfort zone, like a potted plant that outgrows its pot, I hope to be replanted in a bigger pot with new soil and in an environment that is flourishing. Like a plant, if we want to grow we have to be in the right environment, in a pot that allows it. A pot too small will kill a plant faster than anything. My environment will change to focus on writing my memoir, blogging, more bubble baths, tea, walks, and time in silence to grow. My prayer is to hear God’s voice and know. I hope that it is your prayer too. That you want to know for sure the answer you’ve prayed about, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:19