The Phoenix Process

I think I have gone or am still going through this Phoenix Process. Maybe I am still holding on, not completely surrendering to it. It is like I sputter and spurt along. I allow it to transform me while breaking branches and pulling off leaves as I fall, or maybe climb back up?

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The Plan

Fear and complacency, two of my biggest enemies! Once we shine the light on them, they magically disappear!

Source of Inspiration

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Life plan
carefully designed
to give each
opportunities
to grow.

Knowledge is not
enough for we
must accept
and implement
the plan unscathed
by fear and
complacency.

The willingness
and strength
comes from within.

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On Guard

Source of Inspiration

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There is a darkness
where light bursts
forth and does not
illuminate, but rather
turns dark all that
it touches. Beware of
this “not-light” for
it seeks to comsume
our very souls; this
absence of light will
suck dry all illumination
for it feeds on the
energy of others.

Hold fast to who you are.
Let no spiritual vampire
near. Fill and surround
yourself with the Light
of Love . Be One with All
for ultimately, this world
is full of illusion for there is
none else besides our Creator.

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Enlightenment is a state of mind…

MindMedicine Blog

Enlightenment is not a ‘destination’, and it is not something that you need to ‘work’ at.

Enlightenment is our natural state of mind when we are in harmony with who we really are…

Enlightenment is our natural state of mind when we are in harmony with the present moment…

Enlightenment is our natural state of mind when we are in harmony with life and the very essence of everything that exists…

Enlightenment is a state of mind when you live in acceptance and surrender to the present moment…

Enlightenment is stepping out of thinking in the illusion of past and future, and therefore, grounding yourself in the present moment, the here and now…

Therefore enlightenment cannot be understood with words and concepts.

In order to live in a state of enlightenment you have to surrender, you have to surrender completely to the present moment…

You have to surrender no matter…

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Is He Right For Me?

For all the ladies out there who are struggling with choosing the right kind of guy to spend your time with and open your heart to, I hope this clarifies things.  From my experiences with Mr. Wrong, I can recognize what types of behaviors and dangerous in a partner.  When all else fails and you don’t know what to do, choose self respect.  If it doesn’t make you feel good it’s probably not good.

You know he’s Mr. Wrong when:

He likes to point out your shortcomings.  There’s enough people out there that will be more than willing to do that.  

He tells you to put away your tears and stop talking about it.

If you get the feeling that he loves your outsides more, it’s not love.  It’s lust and lust fades.

If he is too busy telling you what he needs from you instead of asking what you need from him and then giving it.

He gets jealous of your accomplishments and always has to mention his accomplishments when you succeed.

He tells you when to try something new or when to hold back.  He should always encourage you to find something new that you can be great at.

You end up treating yourself with more respect than he does.

He would rather look down your shirt then in your eyes.  Enough said.

 

You know you have found a keeper when:

He wipes your tears and doesn’t get all uncomfortable when you cry around him.

When he loves your mind first and it causes him to love your body even more. 

He will open up about his feelings.  

He will not shy from a difficult conversation.  

He will meet problems head on, honestly and not apologize for it.

He is your biggest cheerleader.

He pushes you to do more, be more and accomplish more.

He cherishes every day with you and never gets insecure about giving you space.

He tells you how he feels and doesn’t expect you to just “know”.

He follows up loving words with loving ACTIONS.

 

Settle For No Less

 

Why not wait for these words to come from the heart, by the love in your life?

Why not wait for these words to come from the heart, by the love in your life?

I can’t help but think that a lot of us dream of someone who would say these words about us or at least think them.

Than how come, more times than not, we settle for the person who may comment on some of the good qualities in us but also balance out those sweet words with a negative.  Why if this is what we dream about having, do we settle for less?   There can be many reason we don’t wait for “Mr. Right” and end up with “Mr. Right Now”.

We believe that no one really exits like this:  It could be from out past choices in men.  We have chosen for men that do not see into our souls.  The more we do that, the less we see the men of our dreams and think that all men are like the ones we have chosen so far.

We don’t think we measure up, without a partner:  Who wants to live alone and have to do the work of being our own reflection?  It’s more work we must do to find ourselves when we are alone.  Self worth must come from the things we do and feel and without someone to be the mirror for ourselves we may have not put the time in to believe in ourselves, to find out what we are truly made of.

We can’t be alone:  We have not found it within ourselves to find true happiness in the moment.  We have believed in the lie that if we are single, there must be something wrong with us, instead of believing that we are waiting, being patient, not settling and living in the faith that only when we can be ultimately happy with ourselves, can we bring real happiness and partnership into a relationship.

We get inpatient:  All of these choices steam roll into each other in supporting the disbelief that someone, other than our choices we have made so far, exists.  The less time we wait, the less choice goes into who we spend our time with.  The less “right” the man is, less faith that someone better suited for us exits, we in turn believe we will never find more.

The saying “good things come to those who wait” can be words to live by when our minds turn to why we are alone.

Remind yourself of this when you find yourself on the verge of choosing “Mr. Right Now”:

“I would rather be alone with myself, than with someone who treats me less than I deserve to be treated.”

 

 

Inspirational Songs: Beautiful

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Tryin’ hard to fill the emptiness, the piece is gone
Left the puzzle undone, ain’t that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

No matter what we do
(No matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(No matter what we say)
We’re the song inside a tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(Everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(Sun will always shine)
But tomorrow we might wake on the other side

‘Cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, oh no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

Don’t you bring me down today

SUBMIT CORRECTIONS CANCEL

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Tryin’ hard to fill the emptiness, the piece is gone
Left the puzzle undone, ain’t that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

No matter what we do
(No matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(No matter what we say)
We’re the song inside a tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(Everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(Sun will always shine)
But tomorrow we might wake on the other side

‘Cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, oh no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

Don’t you bring me down today
Don’t you bring me down today

Inspirational Song Lyrics: Katy Perry Part of Me

Music is a very important to my heart and my soul.  A good song can change my mood in a less than a minute.  That’s why I wanted to start posting links and lyrics to my most favorite inspirational songs to share with all of you.  Please feel free to add your own favorite song lyrics and links, we are all always looking for new ones to add to our collection!

Katy Perry: Part of Me

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Days like this I want to drive away
Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade
You chewed me up and spit me out
Like I was poison in your mouth
You took my light, you drain me down
That was then and this is now
Now look at me

Chorus:
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
Throw your sticks and stones
Throw your bombs and blows
But you’re not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no

I just wanna throw my phone away
Find out who is really there for me
You ripped me off, your love was cheap
Was always tearing at the seams
I fell deep and you let me drown
But that was then and this is now
Now look at me

Chorus:
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
Throw your sticks and stones
Throw your bombs and blows
But you’re not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no

Bridge:
Now look at me I’m sparkling
A firework, a dancing flame
You’ll won’t never put me out again
I’m glowing oh whoa
You can keep the diamond ring
It don’t mean nothing anyway
In fact you can keep everything
Yeah yeah, except for me

Chorus:
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no (away from me)
Throw your sticks and stones
Throw your bombs and blows
But you’re not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no

This is the part of me (no)
(away from me) This is the part of me
Throw your sticks and stones
Throw your bombs and blows
But you’re not gonna break my soul
This is the part of me
That you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no

 

Inspirational Lyrics: Firework

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To all my girls out there, let your lights shine!

 Katy Perry: Firework

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Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

 

Drifting through the wind

Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gunna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe-awe-awe”

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe-awe-awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon