|Time With Tamika|
Relationships & Life
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What I am grateful for? Breath.
What makes me smile? Love.
What gives me life? Feeling the joys of the world.
What pains me? The dissatisfaction of everyone.
What do I see? The light.
I see YOU
What do I want you to be? Your best.
What frightens me? Not doing enough.
What do I appreciate? Nature, water, trees, good and bad. The twists and turns of life.
What do I hate? I hate nothing.
What do I wish for? For everyone to be free of illusions. To ignore distractions. To live their truth. To be one with what is... To be...
What do I want more than anything??? For you to...???? It has already been done.
So I literally just followed my feelings. Sitting here, whatever questions came to mind I wrote, and whatever was the first thought as my response, I wrote that too.
It is what it is...:)
Listen here, there is a serious epidemic of misunderstandings, miscommunications, lies, facades, and confusion. See what humans are accustomed to is protecting. Protecting themselves from pain, and only searching for pleasure, love, and approval, and most times it is all from the wrong people or things. Obviously things cannot provide what it is the human spirit desperately needs and survives with, but the confusion and misunderstandings stem from an everlasting attempt to gather "things" that momentarily fulfill the sensation of satisfaction. Then what? Unhappiness occurs. A feeling of being unsettled, lost, or an incredible amount of questions arise out of wonder. Wondering what is in store? What should I do? Where should I be? And with whom? Confusion is nothing more than an emotion caused by not wanting to make a decision, although, you truly do know the right answer. Confusion plies its hands into lives when your question has been answered, but it calls for a change, and you resist. Change is not an easy task, it is a transition to be better, and do better.
The lying to oneself about your own heart, and feelings is such a discouragement to yourself. Never sitting and being with yourself is killing oneself slowly, and literally causes such a disconnection to what matters. If I had a penny for every time someone called someone a friend that seriously did not even come close to the definition of a friend, or when someone says I love you when they really do not mean it. Forget pennies, how about a grain of dirt for every time I notice people being concerned with something that does not matter at all to the essence of who they are. Whether it be buying a new car, focusing on the appearance of another, speaking about their homes, and items that they have obtained over the years because of the financial status they obtained, I could literally make my own piece of land and use the pennies to pay for a new home. The point is, none of it is essential to your well being. Blessings they are, but treat them as such. My grandmother always tells me, it is hard for a rich man to go to heaven, not impossible, but hard. When you are rich you focus on the surface. The depths of anything is what matters; what cannot be seen, but felt. Being on both sides of the spectrum of life and understanding has helped me to understand the aspect of living humbly.
My greatest wish is for everyone to be honest with themselves about everything. How many real friends do you have? The others that are not, why are they in your life? What matters to you? What makes you truly happy, and are you happy now? Like for real?? If you were stuck on this planet and could only choose three people to be with, who would they be? And would those three people choose you as well? Just a thought, and when it is all said and done, misunderstandings, miscommunication, lies, facades, and confusion are present because the light of truth is not being released in its entirety. What a thought??!!
Stop questioning yourself so much, and certainly questioning the reasons why others do what they do will only lead you down a dark pathway. We can only control our own actions, and hope others act in relation to the way you act, not in how they perceive things to be. We have all been conditioned by our lifes happenings causing us to have deeply rooted beliefs about ourselves, and those around us. It is those beliefs that most times hold us back from the best that is within us. We cannot take things personally when people react to things that we have said, or who we are, the fact is almost 100% of the time it has nothing to do with you, but more to do with them.
I remember when my father died, I felt like I had so much left to say to him, but I could no longer release that to him face to face considering the unfortunate circumstances; he was no longer with me in the physical form. I made a promise to myself from that day forward to always speak what I feel no matter what, to whomever. Sometimes what needs to be said is not easy, nor is it exciting to be the one to have to say it, but it needs to be said. Not just for you, but for the other person as well. We hold so much back out of fear, and because it seems easier to hold back, but let me tell you, the truth really does set you free. It changes lives, it motivates, and moves you in the right direction. Suppressing your voice is like killing pieces of yourself everyday. It simply is not worth it.
On that note...I have some things to go release to some folks, sooooo I'm opening up the forum for you to do the same :)
It is time, and I know it will all be ok.
With love and great wishes!!
I know I'm not the only one that thinks about what if?? What if I did not meet that person? What if I went the other route? What if I simply just did not care?? The biggest what if for me, what if I died today?? What would happen? Would people care?? I think everyone wants to know they are needed and have a purpose to fulfill. We all want to feel that the world would be a different place without our physical presence, right?? In thinking about that last what if question, you have to think about the memories you have left behind, and the legacy of your name. My soul warrants the timing of generating favorable memories to the heart. I allow the universe to be one with me so I can achieve the growth I need. It is not easy. Most times to love, may mean to be ignored. To give, may mean you will not reap the rewards immediately. To ask questions, you get the answers, but maybe not the way you expected them to come. Emotionally I am breaking down because I can feel the emotions of so many others. I inhibit the pain of those I see, and those I love. I can see what most would probably not like for me to see. The pain of seeing, but to not be seen is probably the deepest pain one can ever experience. As I walk, breathe, and grow in this world, and realm of life, the only memory and destiny I hope to leave behind is to have acknowledged the depths and presence of those I have come in contact with. At the end, when it is all said and done, people want to know they are cared for. I promise with every fiber of my being, with every breath I take, those I have been blessed to be amongst have made more of an impression on me than I did them, and more than anything else, I remember, love and acknowledge their presence.
Thank you to YOU!!
It is super easy to be selfish, to take on what you want rather than the needs of others. It is easy to follow, and not create your own path. It is super easy to be someone else, and not be yourself. Taking the easy way naturally takes less energy, that is why the unique ones are less common. The urgency of being extraordinary has never been needed as much as it is now. The followers will easily be separated from the leaders, and the leaders are the ones to watch, right??? To be kind is more of a task because you must go out of your way to be accommodating. The funny thing about kindness is how it has the immediate capability to ignite a different happy emotion within the soul of yourself and others. Karmic behaviors are desperately needed. In a time when everyone is rushing to do what society deems important and appropriate, there is a need to step back, take a moment and sense the needs and wants for someone else. If you can be brave enough, and considerate enough to show how much you care for another, the world becomes a better place. For those that know me, I love hard. I am here to protect, love, and change. That is my mission, and my daily actions will showcase this. In stating that, I encourage you all to do the same. Remember someone else, and go out of your way to make it known to them that they are important to your life, and the world. The feeling of love....is great...
The ones I love, know it, without a doubt. My hope for them is to know I am here for them no matter what, and ultimately my wish is for them to embrace, then spread that same love.
I figured I better share while I am in the mood to, this type of mood does not happen very often. I created a video awhile back to have a visual representation of what The Oprah Winfrey Show has meant to me. It is more than most could understand, but it is the truth. In the meantime....watch the video to get a greater understanding and please let me know what you think,
Challenging factors in our lives is what is needed for order to be true for the entire presence of those with a goal in enhancing the universe's plan. I've spoken to people, honestly, but people are accustomed to and more focused on only hearing pieces of the information, which in turn causes a perception that may not be entirely true. The problem is at many points in our lives we are given the tools to change our future, but comfort has the ability to stand strong in times when change is calling. There is a role for each of us. There is an angel for every single one of us. There is a soul mate for each individual here. When these mates, and angels presents themselves to us, most of the time people are more inclined to ignore the messages they are present to send us, give us, and show us. We strongly behave in a way that our pride obstructs the path of the message. The fear of the unknown overpowers the divine in so many instances. Divine intervention takes on the power, and belief that you give it. No doubt, regardless of your choices the universe will show to you its heightened, purest power, and existence. No matter what, what is meant to happen will for sure occur; it may just be in a way that was once not planned. The universe has the capability to adjust. The choice lies in your hands. What is it that you want in this life? Do you truly desire the love that you search for? Do you realize what your real intentions are? Are you really ready for what is in store for you, or are you attempting to preach one thing while practicing another?
Remember...there is a person waiting for you to come around. They are prepared to be the person that you need with no strings attached. There is an individual that only wants the best for YOU, and will sacrifice themselves for you to be the best YOU. You will feel the truth in their hearts. You may cautiously hesitate, but the truth is angels come in unusual forms. You already know this, but you are afraid. It is ok to finally just let go....trust in the light, and the unknown.
Author: Tamika Carlton
I am simply motivated, focused and always inspired!
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