Heart Time

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Abandonment

She could wrap her hands around her heart

Only to set it free again

What was there to defend?

The rapid beat of her heart reminded her,

Her feet were made to wander in the open field

The horizon was endless and belonged to her

Imprisonment?

The thought only made her tremble

Her heart did not belong in a restricted universe

Her feet craved the prickling grass between her toes and

The dancing wind caressing her skin

Whispering, that she was alive

What is freedom you may ask?

Because she believed she caught it

Like a wandering butterfly, she lets rest upon her hand

With its wings fluttering and yet securely remaining still

This is freedom

The confidence to be still and roam, simultaneously

Intertwined, in a paradoxical space,

Because freedom is found in her willingness to primarily be,

When the world merely reminds her to do

The field remains open

Even when she forgets how to run

Her core has the choice, will she close her eyes to her internal reality

Or, will she embrace the horizon that whispers

Come away with me?

 She embraced the invitation to be

To be loved

To be seen

To be known

To be free

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I have been pondering on the word freedom. Often I can find myself wrestling with my thoughts and I quickly forget my true reality, that being, I am free. I am not a prisoner to the challenging thoughts that try to manipulate me into believing that I am not enough, from my beauty, body, and intelligence. The internal voice that is unkind, and attempts to push me away from my true self-does not deserve the power to imprison me. I was born to wander freely in a world full of endless beauty waiting to be seen and caught by my eyes.

How often do you find yourself barricaded by the negative thoughts that you entertain? You are not the voice that tells you, you are worthless, when the reality is, you are a human being. I emphasize being to remind you that we have been created to primarily be. What does it mean to be? What does it even look like? It means being present and open to the life you have been given. I have recently overcome an extremely difficult season in my life ( I will share more one day). In the difficulty, I whispered to my hurting heart, be present, even in your weakness, stay invested.  

It was in my decision to sit in my pain that I did not allow myself to be powerless and a victim to my environment. When you choose to say yes to the wild adventure that God has for your life, you are choosing to say yes to the mountain tops and the lowest of valleys.

What can we do in the valley? We can remember the quite promise we made when we said yes because we also said yes to be abandoned. Abandoned for the sack of freedom, even in the midst of chaos, because you are not striving for freedom dear one, you are free.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:13).

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Reina Procee is looking for other bloggers to collaborate with. You are more than welcome to send me a message and I will be happy to connect you with her. She is a woman who aspires to bring out the beauty and gold inside of you. She does such a good job of seeing it even before you can. Working with her is always a pleasure and joy. We also share the same vision which makes it all the more fun.

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Transitions

Around and around

Her bare feet tickled by the prickly green grass beneath her

The wind gently brushed her floral skirt that followed her careless movements

Swirling and Swirling

She was led by the wind and there was surely no one else she aspired to follow

Her arms held high and hand turned outward, I can reach higher

Enthusiastically, she pressed her weight down on her toes

On tippy toes now, I will make it

twirling and twirling

 

Expectations and expectations

Her heart imprisoned by the relentless clutter surrounding its three corners

Every thought that streamed through her mind flooded her consciousness

Pressure and pressure

She was lost in her unbelief and wounded by her questioning

Had she not confirmed? Would she still be twirling? I can reach higher

Molded and shaped by the overarching voice of her environment

Carried away now, I will make it

Ashamed and Ashamed

 

Repress and repress

She chose to run in the opposite direction of the wind

Her feet no longer willing and carelessly in step with its movement

Perfection and perfection

Against the wind is where she found herself, as she pushed herself away

She could no longer trust the One who once carried her so gently, I can reach higher

Her arms now lay wrapped around her waist, aspiring ultimately to hide from herself

Heavy hearted now, I will make it

Confined and confined

What we believe about ourselves is what we become. We were created to be free and live with the knowledge in our hearts that we are beloved. You were not made to run after perfection, but rather, to rest in the truth that you are on a journey. Last week I found myself struggling with feeling out of balance. I sat myself down with my journal in hand. But, before I could even write, I simply began to cry. I realized that my heart was feeling alone and chaotic because, in the midst of my busy schedule, I took on the role of having to do all things on my own. I closed my eyes and heard the whisper, I never asked you to do it alone. 

So, my dear friend, I am speaking the same words into your heart today, you were never asked to do it alone. You do not need to imprison yourself into what is not bringing you peace. Be honest with yourself and open your heart up. We are all on a journey and are constantly in process. I am still learning that I will never reach a state of “Oh I finally made it.” Instead, I will always be in a place of “I am still growing.” It is messy and beautiful all at the same time and we can celebrate that together.

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

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Reina Procee is looking for other bloggers to collaborate with. You are more than welcome to send me a message and I will be happy to connect you with her. She is a woman who aspires to bring out the beauty and gold inside of you. She does such a good job of seeing it even before you can. Working with her is always a pleasure and joy. We also share the same vision which makes it all the more fun.

 

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