The Power of Words….

One Day My Soul Opened up ……..

One day my soul just opened up
and things started happenin’
things I can’t quite explain
I mean
I cried and cried like never before
I cried tears of ten thousand mothers
I couldn’t even feel anything because
I cried ’til I was numb.

One day my soul just opened up
I felt this overwhelming pride
what I was proud of
only God knows!
Like the pride of a hundred thousand
fathers
basking in the glory of their newborn
sons
I was grinnin’ from ear to ear!

One day my soul just opened up
I started laughing
and I laughed for what seemed like
forever
wasn’t nothin’ particularly funny goin’ on but I laughed anyhow
I laughed the joy of a million children
playin’
in the mud
I laughed ’til my sides ached
Oh God! It felt so good!

One day, my soul just opened up
There were revelations, annihilations,
and resolutions
feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness
memories of things I’d seen and done
before
of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when
there were lives I’d lived
people I’d loved
battles I’d fought
victories I’d won
and wars I’d lost.

One day, my soul just opened up
and out poured all things
I’d been hiding
and denying
and living through
that had just happened moments before.

One day, my soul just opened up
and I decided
I was good and ready!
I was good and ready
to surrender
my life
to God.

So, with my soul wide open,
I sat down
wrote Her a note
and told her so.

Gemmia L Vanzant

Note to self…stop putting off for later what can be done today.

Are you a procrastinator?

In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time. Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.[1] Other psychologists indicate that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive.[2]

Schraw, Wadkins, and Olafson have proposed three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.[3] Similarly, Steel (2007) reviews all previous attempts to define procrastination, indicating it is “to voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay.”[4]

Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder.

Ten Things to Know About Procrastination.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200308/procrastination-ten-things-know

See the forest and the trees……

Today as I was stretching and doing yoga in my back yard, I had a revelation. When I initially bought my home I loved the view from my back yard. I had so many plans for it. A deck, a hammock, a pond, rose bushes, and so many other things to enhance the natural beauty that already existed there. Unfortunately as time passed…work, school, life, and love distracted me from its natural beauty and I no longer appreciated its simplicity. The world is full of beautiful things that bring us peace, happiness, and an appreciation for nature. Take time to enjoy those simple things in life……see the forest and the trees

Affirmations

1. I am fine just the way I am.

2. I am open to finding MY perfect body, whatever that may be.

3. I am open to finding MY perfect life, whatever that may be.

4. I am open to finding my way in my own time and at my own pace.

5. I am able to take care of myself.

6. I am safe.

7. I am free to make my own decisions.

8. I release myself to make healthy decisions.

9. I release my parents and my past.

10. I forgive myself for mistakes I have made in the past.

11. I forgive those from my past who have hurt me.

12. I chose to come here; it is ok that I am here. I want to be here.

13. I came to this earth to strive, prosper and be healthy.

14. I am open to receiving help and healing from others.

15. I am open to trusting people.

16. I am open to finding solutions for my problems.

17. I am open to seeing my problems from a healing perspective.

18. I am open to making changes in my life so I can become healthy.

19. I am important to me. I am committed to taking care of myself.

20. I love myself just the way I am.

21. I like being with myself.

22. I appreciate being me.

23. I like it when others appreciate me and pay attention to me.

24. I am open to having great friends that I can spend my life with.

25. Everything is ok, right now.