I was watching the #MtZionPrayerCall on Periscope last Tuesday and received a very important message from Bishop Walker. He talked about what it takes to get ready for all of the goodness that is about to pour into your life. I thought I would share my notes here.
For me, this meant to refrain from intentionally deceiving others and to always be reliable in my personal & professional life.
This is a struggle for me because sometimes I just don't feel creative. I am working on ways to combat that energy. My focus will be on maintaining a better schedule and "pushing through" in times when I would rather choose to avoid writing/creating.
-Confidentiality ("Don't be a Big Mouth!" )
I have grown to understand that not every detail has to be shared. Keeping things confidential is an essential key to success.
I believe in researching and preparing for all things. Reading and taking notes is how I prepare for meetings and important decision making. My focus will be to practice constint reading
I am grateful for all that I have and all that I have yet to receive.
I am thankful for the lessons the universe has presented me with because I know they are an opportunity to learn and grow and be a better person.
I am grateful for excellent health, prosperity and love.
The universe supports me and all my desires.
We are not born into the world having a sense of self, it is not innate, but learned through various life experiences and encounters with other people. What does it really mean to know one's self?
In my opinion, it is to know exactly what you stand for, believe in and to have a good understanding about one's own thought processes.
At some point, you get to where you've formed an opinion about yourself that is so solid, you'll never be caught believing the criticisms of those who've constructed nothing.
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You've enabled my imagination to stretch far beyond its usual confines. Before you, I could never imagine another hu[man] being the source of my happiness.
Each encounter with you is better than the last and I crave these encounters more and more these days. Before you, I deemed it unnecessary to be in the company of a hu[man] in this capacity so often. But with you, "too much," doesn't exist.
I oversleep purposely so that I can dream of you a little longer during those times when you are away.
Maybe I lied, maybe this is "too much," because now I'm starting to pull back. Although the thought of you being responsible for my joy is now imaginable, it forces me to face the reality that I have also allowed you to possibly be the source of my pain.
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2018 takes place between March 22 - April 15. During this time, it appears as if Mercury is traveling backwards due to our own orbit. This happens several times within the year and is usually associated with miscommunication, confusion and chaos.
The best way to get through Mercury Retrograde is to simply be flexible and relax. Over the course of the next three weeks you might experience miscommunication, technical breakdowns, and maybe even some terrible traffic, but take a deep breath and understand that life just has to flow.
Mercury rules over communication, so it is best to be mindful of the way you interact with those around you, especially loved ones. Be quick to understand and slow to anger. Practice active listening rather than responding or reacting immediately.
Get in tune with yourself and set aside time to meditate and check-in so that you are able to relax and stay loose during retrograde. Take this time to think about what your passion is, what you want to contribute to the world and revisit your goals. Attack any limiting thoughts, ideas or beliefs with a positive new approach for different results.
Finally, don't make any life altering decisions or sign any contracts. Mercury retrograde has a reputation for skewing judgement. In fact, you may become paranoid, very irritable and suspicious. Use this time for reflection so that you avoid making hasty decisions you might later regret.
The Top 3 Signs Affected by Mercury Retrograde: Aries, Gemini, Virgo
Do you have any crazy Mercury Retrograde stories? Drop them in the comments below!