2nd edition, June 2023
Kathy Wilkins, editor
Life is like ice cream that can either be enjoyed one lick at a time or kept hidden in the back of the freezer, waiting for that special occasion.
We make decisions all the time that illustrate whether we are people who enjoy our ice cream immediately, or people who store our ice cream, waiting for the right time. Some of us enjoy one lick at a time while relishing the experience. Others rest easy with the knowledge that our ice cream will be available when we’re ready.
With every new day comes new chances to either enjoy or worry. Enjoy our ice cream or fret over losing it. We can take in all the flavor, smell, color, and texture of our wonderful treat. Or we can peek in the refrigerator as we rush out the door for the office. At the end of the day, as we help the kids get ready for bed, we might even make mental plans to share our ice cream with our best friend.
And when it's gone? You might ask.
When it’s gone, either way there's the promise we'll have memories of the many times we felt our bodies respond to our ice cream. When it’s gone, we can take our rest knowing that the way we lived, the way we responded to our ice cream, demonstrates what it’s like to enjoy, or save, our favorite ice cream no matter the time of day, no matter what others say. We enjoyed ice cream one lick, one hour, one day, one month, one year at a time.
... is knowing that fitting in is a means for controlling humans.
... is knowing that man and woman are socially constructed categories.
... is knowing that biological females are the whole of social existence.
... is knowing that biological males are the whole of social existence.
... is knowing that female/male create the energetic stream of humanity.
... is rejecting those who separate humanity using external expectations.
Power is Love for self and others.
You know, it's empowering to experience what happens when we consciously create mental space and utilize physical time.
We become free.
Free from outside distractions such as shopping, television, arguments, drinking, texting, working, eating..., and in that freedom we can create and utilize.
We create space where we can start to understand that we don't know what will happen from one minute to the next.
We utilize time to support the internal work of self-reflection which is paramount to personal growth.
By creating space and utilizing time, we can learn what the first steps are in the journey to understanding what it means to be a blessing to ourselves. When we know what it means to bless ourselves, we can then clear a way to learn how and where we can be a blessing to others.
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The biblical platform for Bless Those Who...
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers.
The ancestral connection for Bless Those Who...
Aunt Minnie was my father's sister. My aunt. She was the family caretaker, emotional supporter, protector, and calming presence. She rests in peace.
Think about a time when someone gave voice to another who was silenced.
How did that feel?
Conversely, think about a time when no one saw we were being excluded.
How did that feel?
The question: how did that feel? can inform us while we grow to understand how, where, and when we are blessed by others. Once we understand how we are blessed by others, we can then see that we can bless another.
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Remember to stay calm.
Don't be rushed to take action.
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