The Lioness

20130822-222957.jpgThe Lioness has risen strong, powerful, and magnificent.
Empowered with courage, strength and might, to be bold and stand strong in the fight.
The fight against lies, hatred, and deceit. All that the enemy uses to defeat.

The Lioness has risen Endowed with all the qualities needed to succeed, as long as to her Lord she continues to heed.
The Lioness has risen; standing strong, full of insight and wisdom, to bring understanding to all who will listen. She holds within her the Powers of heaven to restore and set free, all whom she’s been given.

She is powerful, confident and filled with courage, ready to embrace those who are tired and discouraged. Ready to bring them to the well where the waters run deep,
Quieting the troubled soul allowing them to receive; the message spoken loud and clear, to all who will take heed and hear.
If you trust in me your pain will disappear, deep into the depths of the earth; where I once descended for your rebirth.
My bloodshed for you to be free, no longer in bondage to the guilt of your humanity. I give as a gift life everlasting to all who receive; it’s theirs just for asking.
The Lioness has risen to empower you to be free. Take all that is yours, you who were chosen by me.
The Lioness has risen who might she be? The Lioness is me.

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To Thine Ownself Be True

imageI was reading an article that was giving tips on how to be your own brand and ran across the titled statement.  I paused and pondered it for a moment because it struck me as a very powerful point.  We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and things, that we lose our selves in the mix. Many times it happens so fast or subtle that we are not aware until we find ourselves reacting or responding to a word or event that is totally out of character for us.  Then it hits, who are you?

Upon thinking about this I also realized that you cannot be true to yourself if you don’t really know who your true self is.  Are you a wife, that is here just to do the courtesy and expected “wifely” things.  Are you a mother, who runs around like a mad woman trying to appease the needs of her children to no avail or are you just a good employee, that makes sure the wishes of the company and your supervisor/manager is always happy and pleased?

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong or ignoble about any of those positions.  Our honor and integrity should have us to always strive to be the best person we can be at what ever role in life we hold. But we have to make sure that we are not letting them bury the person that we truly are or desire to be.

In my own life I have found that before I could really be true to myself I had to take a hard look at the me that I was at the time and evaluate every aspect of her.  Was that the person that I always saw myself to be or dreamed of as a child? Or am I functioning in a portion of who I rally am or have been designed to be? If I am then how did I get here and why? Those questions offered me a challenge to evaluate my life and actions.
Often times we are living the life of someone else’s forming and not the one we were created and designed by our creator to fulfill. The current life has come from various sorts of programming about who you are, who you are not to be like, or act like; what you should and should not or can’t do. Not to get me wrong because some of those things were there for our development and safety but when you start to feel this tugging on the inside that there is more, you have more or want to do more, that may be the time to take a good look at where you are, how you got there and whether it is time to ditch some of the precepts and ideals that have crafted you into the clothes you are wearing; and seek a new wardrobe, the one that was designed just for you.
To thine own self be true…….