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What do you feel?

Life is a journey. Each step of the way with our Heavenly Father, a piece of a puzzle. We all want to know the end, the big picture of our lives but by doing so we miss out on our journey. For our journey, we are supposed to live with purpose, joy and fulfillment. However, in order to realize that, we must s-l-o-w d-o-w-n and stop trying to just “make it through” to the end! With smart phones, laptops, i Pads, i Pods, tablets and video games, we are all multitasking our God-given lives away, losing our ability to socialize, communicate, have manners and grow deep relationships.

Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Sisters, Girlfriends and Women of all ages: my heart is crying out to you to stop! …stop and allow yourself to settle a moment! Take a breath… settle. Close your eyes… and settle. Turn your mind off… and settle.

Now then, what do you feel: physically, emotionally and spiritually? Can you feel your body? Can you feel an emotion tucked away somewhere? Have you sat with Papa God and felt His amazing Presence?  I ask you to do this because God gave us these bodies with all their senses for a purpose. He created us to feel. Yet, we all numb ourselves from the ability to feel in order to live our lives and do what we must do to get by. Is this really living?

Being a Licensed Massage Therapist, I have learned to listen to what people say they need verbally. I have also learned that through communication of touch, there is more to a person physically that deserves respect, than just words their mind conceives to communicate. Most times they do not even realize it. I say this with a heavy heart because I am just like you. I live in the same wound-up world as you, and I struggle with these same things. I have also realized that we cannot address an issue unless we acknowledge it. It is the first step toward healing; it is also the hardest. Hardest, because if we acknowledge it, our minds kick into high gear with judgment, or we minimize it, and so disrespect ourselves and feelings. If we can acknowledge what we feel, accept it for what it is, and allow ourselves to feel it without rationalization or judgment, then we can address it without beating ourselves up.

God created all things for good. Emotions were meant to be good with a purpose. If however, we allow them to dictate our behaviors, we lose God’s good purpose for them and then become driven by them, consumed by them, or so fearful of them, we run from them or numb them away.

Stop for a moment… be still and feel what your body is trying to communicate with you. Acknowledge it. Accept it. Respect it. Ask Papa God what it is all about? Remember, Papa God does not judge. He loves you and He wants a relationship with you. When you ask Him to show you what it is you are feeling, you will know it is Him when your lungs fill with fresh breath that revives you. If you begin to feel closed and heavy, guilty or fear filled, turn your mind off, and know that is not the source of truth. That is not Papa God.

Romans 8:1 says; “Therefore, there is now No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has Set You Free from the law of sin and death.” (caps mine)

Be still, sweet sister, and know who you are in Christ! You are the daughter of the One and Only God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Be refreshed!!

Close your eyes… listen to the lyrics and allow the music to move you.

What do you feel?

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