Exploring “REAL” in the midst of transitions . . .

My heart continues to explore itself, sometimes reluctantly, sometimes thirstily, sometimes with a longing that seems to come from beyond me that wants to lead me beyond me . . .

My “travels” have taken me through many beliefs and drawn me to accept that ALL is orchestrated by a largely unrecognized force desiring to reveal TRUTH to my innermost parts – to prepare my caterpillar perception for the realization of its butterfly reality . . . an inconceivable beauty far exceeding my ability to imagine and the true essence of FREE displayed within its color and being . . .

REAL . . . it is vital in this time of loud voices yelling “fake news” when they don’t agree with what it says and “alternative facts” as a way to justify their version of “real” that I understand REAL – anyone can create their own reality show on a daily basis complete with drama and drawing others into their plots, but I can choose not to live in someone else’s “reality show” and can choose to look to GOD, the only source of REAL without question . . . not an easy choice, but one I need to prayerfully consider . . . every day.

So, how do I avoid creating my own reality show and allow the path to teach me, to open the eyes of my heart, to draw me to a level of “real” that stretches me while planting seeds  of Truth within my heart?

Sitting in a place of thankfulness is, perhaps, a good place to start. To be thankful on the path while not being thankful for everything that has brought me to this place and time (which quantum mechanics tell me do not exist except as “markers” I need, so will they disappear as my need for them decreases).

Next, perhaps, is the acceptance of a Higher Power, a force outside myself yet inside of my very being while being my very being which directs my path so my heart is gradually opened to “real” without demanding to understand.

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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