If I do not tell myself the truth, I cannot tell it to you. Not a thing can exist for long without it. It is what we depend on to know what we do is right. You cheat yourself when you do not keep your promise and tell the truth. Each time that you do, you take one more step away from whom you are.
Never do a thing to take away from your Self. The Self is our core, the essence of each one of us. It is where we go to be ourselves. A place we would never leave on our own, but our mind will. Our power and strength comes from there. If the ways of life have kept your mind away, you are the one to get it back. No one can do this for you. It is not an easy thing to do. Our mind should be where we are. And when it has left where it naturally belongs, it will be hard to find its way back. This happens to us because of how we think. And it is about our childhood. To do better is a choice.
To be and remain weak is a choice, as well. It is what we have when we have not learned to be strong. Strength is what keeps us in one piece and from coming apart. Without it you will not stand firm, you will not speak out and you will not be heard. It is the way of nature. And if you do not feel you can do these things, you are not being whom you truly are. For sure, you were created to be you. I was created to be me.
Weakness does not have the strength to be strong. It is a sign that not all is well. When that which is weak, joins that which is strong, the weak is not made stronger. The strong is made weaker. Be it cream to coffee, ice to tea or anything that keeps me from just being me. What was once strong has now been diluted. Strength or weakness of the mind is how we think our thoughts. It is not how good or bad we are. It is a state of mind. To feel or act offended is to be weak. To feel an offense and not act offended is a show of strength. The greatest strength is that which comes from within. Inner strength gives us what we need to do what needs to be done.
Weakness most often comes when your life will not let you be strong. You have to do much of it on your own. We, as all living things, are to follow a growth process to be who or what we are created to be. When we do not grow and mature, as we should, we are unable to stand on our own. We must have the nurturing and care that we need to flourish and be strong. Life can be very difficult when you do not get the care that you need. Growth in all areas is stunted. Though, overcome it you can, when you know what made you weak. It can be a struggle, no it is. You have to drop your defense and face what it is you are afraid to see. This goes for you, me, or whoever it maybe.
You cannot be strong, when you do not know how to live. You know what this means if you, or someone you know, have put your best foot forward doing the best that you can and end up starting all over again. It is about how we see ourselves when we look. And that picture is formed in childhood. The reality created not by you but for you will not allow you to be you. Your mind will not leave you along.
At times, you can be afraid to step up to the line and compete; too weak to win and not strong enough to lose. You can have the will but not know the way. It can be hard to do when you do not have the directions. We must be taught how to walk. And use our mind to practice how to think. You may say I don’t see me in any of this. This does not apply to me. Well, if it is not you who you see, perhaps it is someone you know or possibly love. It is good to know how others who you know may feel.
Nothing is as hard as it seems you just do not know how to do yet.
What I write is inspired by the Creator. It is a natural process, not forced or coerced. It is written as it flows into my mind, and my life experiences and observations of the wonders of nature are the foundation for my insight. I am on a mission to let how I think be a voice that has not been heard. What I write and say is what I believe.
My life has been a road well traveled. There have been freeways, side streets and dead ends. I have been cautioned, sped up and slowed down. I have changed lanes, merged with traffic and yielded to the right of way. I have been first at four way stops and the last to leave. I have driven through heavy rain, sunny days, and dark nights. It is after the darkest of them all, that I came to an intersection. I could pray on or move on. I now move with the traffic. I speed up when I can slow down when I should and pass when I must. Though, I am not in a hurry for life to me is not a race. We get to the end of the road soon enough. I made a decision to stay on the road of life. To take the off ramp is a thing I did not want to do.
I know there is more to say than what has been said. What I have to say is not academic; I simply look at life in a way you may never have. It is how I see the world.
I SEE YOU
A Road Well Traveled
THE BEAT GOES ON
Hoodoo is a form of predominantly African American traditional folk magic. Also known as conjure, it is a rich magical tradition that developed from the merging of a number of separate cultures and magical traditions. Hoodoo incorporates well established practices from African and Native American traditions, as well as some European magical practices and grimoires. It is often used to describe a magic spell or potion that also include conjuration, conjure, witchcraft, or rootwork.
The goal of hoodoo is to allow people access to supernatural forces to improve their daily lives by gaining power in many areas of life, including luck, money, love, divination, revenge, health, employment, and necromancy. As in many other folk religious, magical, and medical practices, extensive use is made of herbs, minerals, parts of animals' bodies, an individual's possessions, and bodily fluids, especially menstrual blood, urine and semen. HOODOO.