Monday, July 18, 2011

letting go and soaring

Soaring denotes flying with one's arms outstretched covering a lot of ground with very little energy expended.  It also means there's wind under your wings to give you that energy.  Sometimes we have to let go of things to truly soar.  You have to get higher than earthly thoughts and behaviors to catch the wind of Wisdom, that voice that speaks of truth, patience, kindness, forgiveness, love, and then gives you a dream to believe in. 

I've been learning so many life lessons about letting go, over the last several years.  I've learned sometimes you have to let go of other peoples doubts and unbelief...dream thieves I call them.  They're usually people close to you, listen patiently, set boundaries and limit exposure.  If anyone ever tells you, you should let go of your dreams, learn to be careful what you say around them.  I am talking to myself, as I have just had another issue with facebook and family this morning. I solved it, by simply letting it go, I cancelled it... and That's that! This was an important step for me to let go and ask God to be the wind under our wings to soar forward with His plan.

One thing I know, is that I believe the still small voice that gives voice to your dreams is a pearl, and to those naysayers...don't ever give them room to trample your pearl, and plant negative seeds.  Write out all your dreams, because it's a funny thing, somehow as you speak them and write them, they become your reality.  The other's...those who have never learned to dream, let them go, perhaps someday they will learn, pray for them to believe that dreams can come true.  And be sure that your own words and works are salt and light to others, be the biggest cheerleader to those who are trying to live their dream, give them some wind.

If you're on a similar path as we are here at Applegarth Farm, know that I'll be here writing to you, and cheering you on.  Hopefully by giving a voice and words to my dreams, they can unfold through God's grace and His mercy.  

7 comments:

bluetick said...

Julie,

Not sure exactly who did you wrong today but don't you let anyone get you down and make sure you follow your own wonderful words! Tracy

Jewel said...

Thanks Tracy, I needed to hear that, and I guess I needed to hear the words I wrote today.

Shonya said...

Wow, I needed to read that this evening! Thanks for sharing--you have encouraged me today. http://www.homestead-for-sale.blogspot.com/

WannaBePioneerWoman said...

Your post really spoke to me! Between family and co-workers, lately my husband and I seem to be surrounded by "dream thieves". I find myself having to be very closed off at work and that's very hard for me. Taking a cue from you, I can just focus instead on letting go of those who don't yet know how to dream or encourage others in their dreams. Thank you for speaking from your heart - you are appreciated!

The Crafty Browns said...

I can relate. I've had to do this. And it's such a lonely place being a single mom and cutting off 75% of my family, but I know it is what is right for my children and I. Your words are extremely encouraging right now I just closed on 2 acres of land and am securing temporary housing for our property until I build our home. Thank you!

Jewel said...

Thank you for your comments Shonya, WBPW, and the Crafty Browns, through your comments you encourage and cheer me onward.

Jewel said...

I also wanted to say Congratulations to The Crafty Browns on buying 2 acres of land and planning to build a home. That is "Great News" for you and your family. You will do it, and don't ever let anyone discourage you or tell you otherwise!