Hell Is An Experience

Carracci-PurgatoryI’m thinking that sometimes we need to pray when things are going right too.

Like right now, as I’m thankful to God that my little girl is healthy and getting stronger by the day.

Almost a month ago she was in hospital being treated for the pneumonia she picked up at creche we think.

It’s a public hospital that means we were kicked out around 7pm and allowed in back in at 7am.

It felt shitty leaving her behind, oxygen mask on, drip in arm, with her feeling sickly.

There was no better time to go to God with her paining like she was.

So, eventually, when the weight of it all brought me to my knees, I started praying.

Not a lofty prayer but a detailed, heartfelt prayer of gratitude.

Being thankful of what I already have and being thankful of what I wanted to see, in terms of a healthy baby that’s being discharged and back home with us.

And I continued spending most of my day being grateful of that truth.

My truth.

A prayer God answered.

Remembering Her in the bad times only to forget or take Her for granted in the good times.

Beka manje, I’m spending my off day with my Beasty and I’m not thanking God for that.

While in this physical life I see hell and heaven as an experience.

Not a destination.

And the further away from God the closer I am to experiencing situations that feel hellish.

But with continuous association and communication with Her I will be guided out of those hell experiences into heavenly ones.

Like the one I’m having now.

And I’m grateful for them.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

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The Fixer

B33rFzqCYAIREuFSometimes when the road ahead looks very dark, anxiety levels go up.

That’s when I come to you God to help shed some light.

But if the road I’m taking vele has no street lights then I’m relieved knowing that you are by my side.

I’m taking this knee with this post because I’m also in dire need so my ancestors need to be also involved in this prayer.

Because without them I would be here, and without You they wouldn’t have been.

I light my candles and incense with this update in gratitude of what I already have.

Thank you for our business.

Thank you for our jobs.

Thank you for the shelter you are providing us.

Thank you for the water and lights that we sometimes take for granted.

Thank you for the food we eat.

Our perfect health and the rich relationships we have.

Thank you for the clothes on our backs.

And the large amounts of income that come to us through various sources, with increasing frequency.

All praise goes to you God.

I am bound to make flops along the way.

I just want to thank you for softening the falls.

Thank you for giving me the courage to fail forward.

Because there is no learning without falling. And I need to learn so I can grow to be my better self.

Continue guiding us through to our better self.

Yours in gratitude,

Amen

Stay True

It’s important to hold fast to your truth.

Sometimes life can be like this morning’s cold breeze trying to push your focus away from your truth.

Strengthen your grip.

You know what you know to be true even though your current reality shows you otherwise.

Strengthen that grip.

When your fingers tire and you begin to lose your grip.

Then Philippians 4:13.Jon-Jones-stripped-of-title-1024x640

Because what you focus on expands.

Let your truth expand.

I love you.

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Pleas forgive me.

~ Musa

Bet You Think This Blog Is About You

I sometimes forget the reasons why I write my blogs.

I get so cagey at time and I don’t want to associate with anyone or anything.

I lock myself in my shell when reality becomes to real for me.

But writing helps.

So like even if I’m going through stuff, writing something hopefully might be helpful to someone out there reading this.

The whole point of this is to pay it forward.

This life is not about you.

I think we are here to serve.pay-it-forward

In whatever form that comes natural to you.

Mine is writing.

Yours could be something else.

I’m not sure if you could say it’s your life’s purpose.

Turning that into something that pays you, that’s the rub.

Do things that come natural to you, things that make you happy.

The more you are in alignment with what makes you tick, the happier you will be, the happier the world will be.

“To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.”

Thank you.

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

~ Musa

“Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You” ~ @DrWayneWDyer

Just a bit bummed about the passing of the good Dr Wanye Dyer.

But after counseling with my #joy @Phetheni we came to the understanding that he played his part in this world.

And it’s up to us to pay forward his teachings to leave where ever we are better than how we found it.

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

I love you.

Thank you.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

The Less Things You Take Personally The More You Can Grow Spiritually

You are not your physical self you are your spiritual self.

And when you starve yourself spiritually, you will feel it in your body & life experiences & circumstances.

Meditation will help you understand this more clearly.

When you “remove” yourself mentally from your physical discomfort and past thoughts that cause you pain, you then allow yourself to remember who you really are.

You are a Spiritual being with a Physical body.

Nothing can touch the Spirit.

You are Free.

You are Joy.

You are Love.

You are everything that is good.

At your core.

At your Center.

When you focus on everything outside of yourself you are not in alignment with your Center.

It is when you focus on everything inside you that you are in communion with your Center.

You are at your most happiest when you are in harmonious alignment with your Center.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Spirit of Gratitude

Spirit is something you cannot touch with your physical hands.

It’s something that you know.

Something that you feel.

Much like gratitude.

Something that my American friends publicly celebrate once a year, on the fourth Thursday of November.

And it is my assumption that, much like the rest of the world, once Thanksgiving is over we forget about it.

The principle of gratitude.

The process of gratitude.

The practice of gratitude.

It’s a law.

Like the Law of Gravity.

And like gravity it can be used to our advantage.

It can be used for our pleasure.

And that just makes me feel appreciation for this instant tool that you and I can begin using today, to better improve our attitude.

It is not what happens to us that hurts us, it is the meaning we give to what happens to us that hurts us.

And one way to change the meaning, so we could become motivated to take inspired action, is by being grateful right now.

You need to feel grateful for what you ALREADY have.

You need to feel grateful for what IS working for you in your life.

You need to feel grateful for the journey you have taken to get to where you are right now.

You need to feel grateful for the positive, or at least hopeful, conclusions and events that are coming your way in the future.

Gratitude pulls in more stuff for you to feel grateful for.

It’s as if your heart and soul is saying to the Universe/ God, “Bring me more people, things and events that will make me feel more of what I am feeling right now.”

This is true for all emotions, but when you deliberately use the power of gratitude to work for you, more things that you will be grateful for will come your way.

There’s nothing like activating the spirit of gratitude on a daily basis.

Saying thank you, and meaning it, does a lot more good to you more than it does the other person.

Writing out things that you are grateful for will, in time and when you keep at it and get emotionally involved in the process, will attract unexplainable yet favorable “coincidences” in your life.

It’s like tapping in to this vortex that produces pleasurable results for you, just because you are in a state of gratitude.

I also love how Maya Angelou advised Oprah Winfrey to affirm and say THANK YOU whenever she encounters something that upsets her, because saying thank you in the face of adversity strengthens your faith.

Always remember to adopt the spirit of gratitude daily, and to not take it for granted.

But the proof is in the pudding.

If you are looking for ways of experiencing different and improved life experiences, then try out expressing gratitude…for all things.

There’s a reason why you have attracted them in your life, and it is from your expressions of gratitude that you will source out the lessons that are taught from these experiences.

Allowing you to grow from them.

Allowing you to become stronger and wiser due to them.

Isn’t that something to be grateful for?

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele