Simply Alive

Being alive… What a thought… I mean, you are alive right?!?

I hope you’re always growing: spirit, soul and body. I hope you’re always open to development, maturity and growth from the inside out.

Because it’s a challenge to do that today ya know? Our world is filled with technology. And while it’s good in some respects, it really has stripped the world of it’s natural process to just be alive and thrive from a spiritual perspective.

You see being alive to me has always meant that we are connected to a source… We have to bring our failures and mistakes to God. We have to rely on Him to help us get through the lowest of the lows. And then we also must allow Him to supply us with everything we need, day in and out.

And I know it seems like a funny way to be… A strange way to live. And I’m sure I sound strange to some… But it’s just because I’ve chosen to live differently. I’ve chosen to keep my heart and mind open to the things of God, rather than the things of the world and the church.

Because I believe there’s a time coming (it might even be here now) where we’ll need to have an authentic, real and unaltered connection to the divine. Something that is stable and secure… Something that the world and the church didn’t build for us, but that we worked with God in relationship to structure.

And I don’t know if I’m making sense, but I hope that you’re growing spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I hope you’re not on autopilot just waiting for your next instruction from some higher up social figure. I hope that you are simply alive! 🌷🌱 #cultivatelife #justlive

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Walk

Walking… Walking has produced more life and goodness in my life than I ever thought possible.

Now I don’t mean physical walking; although it’s great too.

I mean spiritual walking.

I mean the walk of life.

You see I believe the cultivation of life is a process that takes time, and it’s also a process that asks us to just walk. Not to run. Not to sprint. Not to become overly stressed, anxious and afraid that we’re moving too slow because the world around us is moving so fast… But to just walk. To just take in the reality that we are created to be and to take one step forward (no matter how big or small) at a time.

So if you feel overwhelmed… If you feel like you aren’t doing enough… If you feel like you’re missing out on peace and harmony… Then just know God’s only ever asked us to walk.

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Girth Growth…

IMG_2356Does God ever ask you something, but you have absolutely no idea what He means by what He says?… He just flat out says, “I want you to do this, this and that…” And then you’re left thinking, “Great, this, this and that sound lovely… but what do they mean?”…

Well that’s exactly where I find myself in this moment… Trusting, yet again, in what I don’t know, what I don’t understand, and what I don’t know how to apply…

And, in the midst… Well I feel a constant change… A constant, steady shift inside of me…

And there’s something about change… Growth… The desire for increase…

Sure, we all want more… But are we patient enough to wait as the growth takes place inside of us?…

For so many years I’ve looked at growth incorrectly… I’ve thought, “Gosh, it’s time to learn how to trust myself and God again?… I thought I knew how to do that pretty well!”…

Now, I’m learning that both are true… Yes, it is time to learn how to trust myself and Him again… But it’s not like the trust I had before is gone… It’s just expanding in size…

Because, when I think of growth… I think of the girth, or circumference of a tree… At one time, every tree allowed us to place both of our hands around it… Because it’s girth was small, and the tree had not come close to growing to it’s full potential…

But as time went by, the girth of the tree began to get wider… And soon we aren’t able to hug it with both arms touching one another…

To me… That’s spiritual growth…

Yes, it takes a lot of patient nurturing… But I am growing…