Stepping into this new year, the best thing I could have done for myself is shut down. No. I’m not talking about the emotional shut down that happens as a defense mechanism. I’m talking about an external shut down. I got off social media and shifted my focus. Now, if you’re a spiritual person or a follower of Christ, you may have participated in the Daniel Fast.
For those of you who don’t know, the Daniel Fast is religious partial fast that is popular, in which meat, wine, and other rich foods are avoided in favor of vegetables and water for typically three weeks in order to be more sensitive to God.
Seemingly, its focus is the absence of food bringing you closer to the presence of God.
However, I started at the top. My mental, opposed to the physical. If my mental isn’t right, how can I expect my body to be or become aligned? I needed to shift my focus. So, I eliminated my greatest distraction.
Comparison, truly, is the thief of joy.
Yall, when I tell you the last three weeks have been the best I’ve experienced in a long time. It was so needed and necessary. My vision is a thousand times clearer. I spent that time, getting to learn myself. Truly. Picking at healed scars. Dissecting my thoughts in a healthy, non explosive manner. Reading and teaching myself with a new, for women Bible, which I absolutely adore, and coming to terms with who I am and if I even like the person I am.
I just need to keep nurturing her.
I need to keep loving her.
I also spent the time, deciding about what it is that I want. Career wise. Relationship wise. Romantic wise. Financial wise. Life wise. For myself.
And what I don’t want.
And you know what? That’s so important.
Everything you want is out there and available for you.
I had to learn that.
I also had to learn that, I need to be open and ready to receive everything that I have been, and currently am, praying for.
I need to be ready.
And getting ready, takes time.
And that’s ok.
In time, staying calm, cool, and collected;
having a strong sense of self;
having love for yourself;
and knowing it is, what you want;
and will not accept;
is so important.
It is so important.
And I’m glad I was able and willing to learn that.
Now, I am not saying that everyone will come to the same revelation as me. Or, that fasting and disconnecting from social media is what you need to do. I am not saying that, nor am I trying to push that onto anyone.
I am simply sharing my experience and how it’s helped me, see life and everyday, a little bit clearer.
If you participated in the fast this year or if you plan to in the future, it’s your business. Do not feel obligated to share anything that is personal to you. Please. Keep all of your business, yours.
I just wanted you guys to know, if nothing else,
Because at the end of the day, it is about,
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