Source: Nothing Before Its Time
Why It Might Be Time to Redefine Marriage
Maybe the one-size-fits-all model has become obsolete.
Please listen to the podcast prior to reading the entry below.
Ok first I need to say that I have been working on this post for far too long lol and so it has constantly been changing. HA. As I think about it more and more and do a bit of research other points come into play.
After listening to the above podcast I of course felt the urge to write a blog. The title alone drew me in. I wondered what earth could they could be thinking? I am, I like to think, a very open-minded person in the sense that I do believe that there are many ways to skin a cat – as the saying goes. They are so many of us in the world and therefore we are all going to have different views, opinions and different ways of carrying out the same task. When I read the title I was intrigued to hear what they were offering and also I thought the same thing myself in the sense that the world is changing at such a rapid rate there is no stopping it. Roles have changed drastically over the past couple of years. The roles of women in the household and work force have gone from women being submissive housewives to now independent world leaders!! So yes, maybe it is time to redefine marriage.
I found the podcast to be very interesting. While I personally don’t necessarily agree with all the various forms they offer, I can certainly understand why and how they came about. They are very clear definitions and make sense, based on their definitions. I understand why these women decided to offer other definitions of marriage because I too know the constant pressure society puts on us women about marriage and It’s not fair. People need to realise that marriage is NOT for everyone and that it’s OK not to get married. Your relationship is your own business. Right now the pressure I’m currently getting from everyone is “when are you having kids” “it’s time to have kids” “work on the babies” hell people have even placed 2 bets on us on when we are having kids. ! Lol. In the beginning it is all fun and games with our friends and those are ok, but, all jokes aside, when I constantly get bombarded with the baby talk ( after not even being married for 6 months yet ) it gets really old and becomes really rude… especially from people we just met or barely know! That one bugs me the most!
Here is another poem for you. This is a motivational one.
Don’t give up on anything! Remember, even though sometimes it may be hard, that everything comes in time. You are strong my followers… Your are strong!
A Rose in the Desert
There is a lonely rose dying in the desert,
Waiting for the rain to come.
Day after day, watching the clouds go by bringing no rain.
Its leaves begin to curl each day, more and more until they can hold on no longer.
They fall gently to the ground, swaying back and forth.
It has used up all its earthly resources, but now the earth below is dry and cracked.
Still, that little rose continues to hold out its beautiful bloom.
I just wanted to share with you all a poem I had found recently that I wrote a LONG time ago! I had completely forgotten about it and when I found it I was excited to share it!
Read and leave comments below. Warning: Its a little Saucy! lol
Awoken by the gentle sounds of rain drops outside my window, I turn over in bed and my thoughts fall on you.
I picture you snuggled up to me – spooning as you nuzzle the crease of my neck.
“G’morning” the deep warmth of your voice vibrates through my ear.
I smile tenderly and shift closer into your pelvis…
Last week was a week filled with sadness… I had found out that a college mate of mine had died. He was only 27 yrs old.. The same age as me.
He was brutally murdered by a friend of his who got into an angry jealous rage over his own girl friend and attacked my beloved friend with a butcher and serrated steak knife. In an article the man who killed my friend said “I just wanted him to die” I was in shock. My friend ran from door to door screaming for help… he was never a fighter, right up to the day he died. People who had heard the screaming said that he heard my friend say: “I will not fight you..”
How can people be so evil??? What is going on in this world?? I feel as though the Anti-Christ is here, Living and Walking among us!! How else can you explain all the evil, war, deaths, murders, crazy people attacking and attempting to eat another human being??!!! WTF It is scary what is going on in the world. Murdering another human being is nothing casual but i have to say, even in the old days people were never murdered so brutally as they are today!
You know, a few months ago I decided to give this blog thing a try again and I was excited to get started, I even made a first post for the month of January. I had a goal in mind to do a post every month at least but really? Who was I kidding! lol. I have yet to make another post, even though I went all out and made a LONG ass list of blog topics to write about.
Well for the past two days (July 8 and today July 9 2014) I have been home sick with a stomach bug. Yay me. The mere thought of food made my stomach lurch and curl with pain. Mind you, I will say that I did quite enjoy the 2 days off of work, who wouldn’t lol, I have been here at home keeping my ass quite and trying to find food that my stomach could handle. I have been wanting to write both for this blog and my book and yet I still have not made a post nor written a single word for the book. What is it with procrastination? I seriously struggle with it. I have actually come to realise that it seems I find the idea of having to do something MORE exciting than actually doing the thing itself… does that even make sense? It does to me anyway.
At a recent workshop I attended, hosted by B.F.A. Ministry, I learned that this year, 2014, is the year 5774 on the Hebraic Calendar. We were told that 5774 means ‘Door’ in hebrew and so this year is: “The Year of the Door.” One interpretation is that this is the year of “New opportunities”, ‘New Beginnings”, a year for change. This was of course a very optimistic outlook which I happily embraced!
After hearing this, I decided to research this bit of information to find out more. In doing so I came across an article on http://www.awakenations.org which gave some really interesting information about the Hebrew Alphabet, numbers and meanings. It explained that: “The Hebrew alphabet assigns each letter a numerical value which also has a pictorial meaning.”
It explained that Ayin dalet is the number 74 as Ayin is 70 and Dalet is 4. To quote: “Ayin evolves from a picture of an ‘eye’ and as a metaphor speaks of ‘seeing’ and ‘vision.’ Dalet means ‘open door.’ ” It goes on to also explain that the hebrew word “Derek” is another word derived from “Dalet” which means a “path” or “way to life.”
After reading all this information I can, and do, see this year being “The Year of Beginnings.” It is time now that I (or we) transition and get out of this rut! We have to change in order to be better right? Of course! I have learned that the ONE thing that is constant in life is CHANGE. We have got to keep moving forward and THIS is the year! “The Year of the Door.” The year we see our path in life unfold.
BUT we must accept it and be willing to move… or else it will just pass us by!
As of late, I have felt stuck in a serious rut for the longest time, (this started since since I came back home in 2010 and even more so in the past couple of months.) After that workshop I truly felt liberated and very optimistic. It is time I leave the places of confinement and move into my assignment.
From the young age of 14 I was lucky to have realised what my purpose in life was; it was to “Capture God’s Beauty.” That was the phrase that came to me at that time. Yes during that time I was shooting mainly nature but, of course, over time my subject matter expanded and my and so that phrase came to also mean even thing. Including things that were man made as all things are inspired through God. Everything in this world IS BEAUTIFUL.
After that workshop my purpose evolved even more. I have not been photographing recently and have really let my passion go 😦 With my return to Jamaica it has been very difficult to get my footing in the photography world. It is very different from the states and I miss what I was doing greatly and often I wonder IF I will ever get back to where I was.
That workshop re-instilled my purpose in life… my path… as photography was the first thing that came to me when we were discussing our Life Purpose.
My phrase has now become: “To Capture Gods Beauty, share it with the world, make an impact and move people.” THAT I know for sure is my purpose in life. I want to move people with my art and make an impact on the world.
With that, I wonder what really will come of this year. Will it really be the year I find my way back onto my path in life? I hope it will and to be honest it have been looking like it will thus far. (keeping positive)
In closing I ask you this. Do you know what your Life Purpose is? Are you on that path? Have you lost sight?
Take a moment to really reflect on your life and maybe take me up on my advice to research this whole “Year of the Door” thing. You never know what you might discover!