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The problem with a journey of self discovery is that it is a very frustrating trial. It is the horrible realisation that perhaps all that you fled from is actually all that you are. I know I have been there!

Let me explain. You take a massive jump of ‘faith’ when you are lost, confused and sometimes basically exhausted. It is also at that time of mental fuzziness, as I call it, that people will sway you in their direction by soft words and clever speech. One day you suddenly ‘wake up’ and realise that you were not that bad of a person to start with. Yeah you needed some tweaks and turns of your character but a wholesale change, no way. Problem is now how do you get back to the land that you left behind?

That question is rarely looked at in any teaching about self-discovery I heard. All I seem to hear is “you are the best, you can be the best and press on!”. What about if I want to to go back? What if I just want to click my heels and return to Kansas, can someone preach on that or is it easier to say the fluffy things of the future?

Self discovery is not a journey for you to manipulate so you can leave current problems behind, it is a step by step questioning of your very soul, beliefs and flaws and the honest humility to know when you made a massive mistake and try to take the brave steps of going back into your past and maybe start again!

Be blessed guys and keep asking those questions

 

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Well we are on Day 3 Search for Identity, and we are beginning to quickly find out that any journey begins with a decision to actually move. Self-discovery is no different, the journey begins when you move toward something that at that moment is just an obscure blob on the horizon. Let me tell you a cute story.

Once there was a Rabbi walking out of the gates of Jerusalem and a Roman soldier shouted down form the lookout tower. 

“Halt, who goes there?”

The Rabbi, turned, looked up at the soldier and answered “If you can tell me then I will give you all of my wealth and more because you are more me than I am!”

The knowledge of who you are and what you are to do is a changing principle and a moving target. There are no destinations in life, simply a change of trains and lifestyles and the only obstacle is that you will not get off one train and board another.

Listen, stopping to listen to the crowd on the platform of life will merely confuse you, constrict you and box you into the journey they have set for themselves. 

Napoleon said it like this, “I can no longer obey, I have tasted command and I will not give it up!”  In other words when you get a feel for a new journey simply refuse to board the wrong train and head down the wrong track. He knew he was a leader, even though others had not seen it, he demanded it! 

Do you know what? He got it too!!!!

The sun will rise daily and will set every evening, however the only input you have is simply where you will watch it from!

 

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Searching For Identity- Day Two.

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Welcome to Day One guys!

I decided to start this 21 Day session based on the background theme of my new fantasy fiction novel THE PEBBLE – Discovery Is Only The Beginning’. (check it out if you fancy a read).

Day One

Life is not made of one single event, no one definable act shapes your destiny and purpose, no one triumph or tragedy of your past makes your tomorrows. Rather a tangled thread of genetics, other peoples choices, and perhaps your own, sent you into a unsure existence today. Stop trying to build a picture with the jigsaw pieces of the past, you may find that the image you end up with is not reality at all!

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (it is a book in the bible, honest) tells us that

What has been will be again,

what has been done will be done again;

there is nothing new under the sun

This however was written when the author felt sorry for himself, there IS a new thing today under heaven….YOU! So, take a deep breath and start the steps to discovery of what you are not and maybe what you really are!

Until tomorrow,

Be Real!

 

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Just a quick peek at a random spattering from THE PEBBLE.

Even if she was ignorant to it, the arrival of Galiu into the apartment had propelled Dolores into Alex’s world. She would need to have some level of easy entry to the world of angels, Hybrids and future assassinations, err, ‘nullifications’. The book provided such an entry because it only hinted at Alex’s world, laying out a Hansel and Gretel type crumb for Dolores to follow. The first pages that Alex read on her discovery of the book were as the finger licks off a baking bowl, a taste bud tickle of a future creation.

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Recently I have started to speak and major on the ‘need for you’. The urgent need for a generation to rise up that know they carry a powerful potential inside of them, bursting to be nurtured and fed until it comes through the soil of life and into the environment of influence.

It is no secret at this stage that my novel THE PEBBLE holds within it’s fantastical plot a real message that no genetics or action can kill that potential, and during my time speaking on the book I come across many amazing young potential leaders etc but I have met one young girl  I am convinced if nurtured and encouraged will speak in front of great men one day, as a leading political voice of this nation.

Oh, what is totally amazing is that she is of African roots, Nigerian, and yet fully Irish in her speech and welcome with a smile that would burst a rainbow, everything we once thought a stereo-typed  red haired and freckled face girl would have been. The letter you will now read is a speech she wrote out for me on what she wants to change in Ireland…enjoy the voice of the next generation.

I am 12 years old and my name is Chi-Chi Enyoazu.

I live in Ireland and I am from an African background. I think there are things Ireland and it’s government need to improve. These simple changes could make Ireland a rich country but also one of the greatest nations in history.

Starting with the recession, if Ireland is able to change the way we spend money, not by just making cuts, but spending smarter we could make a huge difference. For example, the way some roads are getting resurfaced when they seemed fine before that, sometimes the resurfacing made them worse! So make sure to select the correct area to repair and know that silly choices can double or triple our spending. If the government stopped spending money on things that clearly make no sense then the economy could be booming once more.

The policing system needs to improve, not the the police themselves as they are doing a good job. However, making sure to have more police available to respond to speeding cars or theft before the slip over the border. An example is when my family needed the police to come to us but it took them over half an hour because there was not enough on duty. I would rather have a police force and a bumpy road!

A big problem that is killing people, really killing people, is bullying. Cyber bullying and racism need to be addressed urgently. We would all love to see prices decrease in the shops, but I think there are other things that could improve and make it a better country... …

So there it is , the future is bright and the future is multi coloured!

Until next week be love and be loved.

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Right from the bat, straight off that is, let me throw down the division line. I am a Christian speaker ( the word minister is linked to Government in this part of the world and a dangerous link in a recession!!) who is pro life, that is I want ALL to see the fullness of themselves come into the world and impact others. I am a proper Christian, as you can see I have a beard and everything….

What I want to write about is a little piece called WHY ME?.

When I was just a newly wed, 23 years old and with a wife just gone 21 years old, we sat in a labour ward in the local hospital in Drogheda, Ireland. In the midst of the chaos, the roaring, the goo (I likened it to a scene from Black Hawk Down but let’s move on) my sweat covered wife looked at me with those two pools of pale blue eyes and begged me to answer a question as another push was needed…”Why me, what am I doing here?”.

Now my answer was simple, logical and totally male painted in a colour of black and white “Because you have to be, and you have no choice but to go through with it now. it’s circumstances!” and on my wife pushed to the birth of our first child, a cool kid called Jamie. As our country here, Ireland, is freeing itself from decades of slavery to religion, after decades of near slavery to a foreign power, people are unsure what to do with that freedom especially now the Celtic Tiger has caught a cold and died, and at the moment we are caught in the midst of a debate on legal abortion and churches are gearing themselves to form a response to Govt and trying to influence the law makers to ensure the church standard is imposed on the nation.

This current hot topic got me praying and thinking the other day as I walked and I heard the cry once more of “Why me?” in the whisper of my spirit and I began to think of those who lie in an abortion clinic, alone sometimes and scared, asking the questions to the air, “Why me?”

The answer is not what we have often wrongly tarnished at these girls of ‘Because you are loose or a sinner’ or whatever judge and jury scripture was thrown at them. The answers is the same as the answer I gave my beloved wife…..circumstances.

We, the church, have failed the girl who in the midst of circumstances made a choice and we failed to listen to her “WHY ME?” and were too eager to tell her how to live her life and not listen to the life she is living.

I believe, and I will ask Him someday, that when the woman caught in adultery was brought before Jesus, the crowd wanting to stone her, and Jesus wrote in the sand with his finger. I believe the words He would have written is M  I   N  E. The woman was His, she was in the midst of circumstances, the middle of her choices, surely thinking “WHY ME?” and when she spoke Jesus listened to the life she was living………..

We Christians can as easily stone people today with placards, demonstrations and inflammatory on line comments, but where are we thinking of a God writing the words MINE in the sand? Are we too worried about building laws and not tearing down circumstances to allow the “WHY ME?” girl to stand on the rubble of her circumstances and see the liberty of her potential………………

I do think the life on the unborn child is vital and should be protected, I often wondered have we aborted the child who was to go on and cure cancer, but I am as equally convinced the “WHY ME?” girl or woman is AS VITAL. How many times have we let her be stoned and not looked at her potential and see the writing of the King of the universe say about her  MINE!!!!!!!!

Till next time

Be Love and Be Loved!!

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