During this historic pandemic, the difference in utter survival & utterly, losing our mental-grip, may hinge on one’s ability to focus on the positive and control one’s mind. Falling apart is not an option, yet it’s so easy to do!
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Worry, strive & anxiety have been a part of my life for so long that it seemed normal. I got used to it. I woke in the morning, worried about my bank account. “I need to check it to be sure it’s not overdrawn…again.”
During the day, I became angry when someone was rude, or interrupted me when I was speaking. “Ooo, that really irritates me when she does that!”
So much anxiety about what tomorrow will bring…or Not bring!
Then, one day, a friend noticed that irritated expression on my face, & began to talk to me about it. She went from talking about me, to talking about God. That wasn’t something I expected to happen… But I found myself listening & answering her questions about why I was upset. She seemed genuinely concerned, and that was so different for me, And comforting to me!
Later, I found myself reading the Bible app that I allowed her to add to my phone during this little “talk.”
As I read through the scriptures, the words of Jesus spoke to me, and I found even more comfort as I read.
Soon, I became addicted to that app, looking at it whenever I had some “down-time,” in the doctors’ office, sitting in bed, or whenever I was alone.
Something had changed.
I don’t actually remember when, or where or how. But there is definitely something different going on inside my heart:
I’m more aware of my finances, so I don’t even need to check my bank account each-and-every day!
I put my trust in God, because, I know that if I can’t pay a bill, all I have to do is call on Jesus, then call the bill-collector. And things will work out, even if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect.
I’m calmer, somehow. Things don’t irritate me like thing used to irritate me. “What did she say? That’s crazy!” I’ll say to myself with a laugh.
Jesus has actually made me “light.” He’s made me laugh. In His presence is joy evermore! That secret place is where I want to be every day and every night! ~ Wrapped in His Love!
No doubt, this is a stressful time for all of us. If you’re like most families with small children, the challenge of “staying home” is a major one!
For one thing, today, it’s raining and windy. So the children need to stay inside.
For another thing, our apartment is small, the rooms seem to have gotten smaller,
And the children’s playtime seems to have gotten louder!
If you’re like me, you’re seeking refuge from so-much stress, right about now!
So, what to do? Get angry? Cry? Scream? May I make a suggestion?
I disappear into the bathroom with my smartphone, log onto a shopping website and fantasize about a beautiful, glowing blue Chakra strand bracelet on my arm, while I’m sitting at my favorite Café, drinking my favorite drink…with my favorite friends!
Crystals help me go deep inside my soul & remember to be grateful for those precious memories, that make me smile, as the tension fades and a dazzling light shines behind my closed-eyes, & I begin to heal from within.
Lucky for me, I actually have a Lapis Lazuli crystal sitting on the bathroom window-ledge, I turn-on the water & by the way, the sound of running water sounds “mighty” soothing!
Inhale, exhale, relax. Open your eyes, come out of your loneliness, & laugh with the children!