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The next guest blogger up for this month’s post is G.C. Peterson. She says “We sometimes allow ourselves to conform to the way others see us. STOP and let’s see ourselves the way God sees us.” What does this mean? Read more below to dig deeper and visit G.C. Peterson’s blog at http://gcpetersons.blogspot.com/.

But first, a little more about G.C. Peterson’s blog in her own words:

My place to relax, relate and release. Please understand that you are reading the things that are important to me and that you may find out to be important to you after reading.

WHO AM I?

SO MANY PEOPLE LOOK IN THE MIRROR EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT AND ASK THEMSELVES “WHO AM I?”ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WE ARE WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE.

SO OFTEN WE ENCOUNTER PEOPLE ON A DAILY BASIS THAT CALL US EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN BUT THE SON OR DAUGHTER OF GOD.

WE MUST STOP ANSWERING TO WHAT MAN CALLS US AND START ANSWERING TO WHAT GOD CALLS US.

I AM HERE  ON ASSIGNMENT, AND MY ASSIGNMENT IS NOT TO JUDGE, BUT TO HELP LEAD YOU, DIRECT YOU, AND GUIDE YOU TO JESUS CHRIST.  OUR POOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND SOME OF OUR SEASONED FOLKS ARE LOST.

WE ARE LEADERS, WE ARE HEIRS TO ALL OF THE RICHES AND GLORY GOD HAS FOR US, WE ARE KINGS AND QUEENS, THE HEADS AND NOT THE TAILS AND UNTIL WE START LIVING LIKE WE KNOW WHO WE ARE, LIVING THE WAY GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE, WE WILL NOT PROSPER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE IN A STATE OF CONFUSION.

Thanks G.C. Peterson 🙂 !

Keeping it rolling with another guest blog post! This week we will be hearing from Trena Bolden Fields with some lessons on love. I think we can all use that. Don’t you?

A little about Trena:

Trena Bolden Fields is the author of the forth coming book Finding Love
Within. As an actress and writer, Trena is continuing to passionately live
her dreams while being present for her family. To learn more about Trena
and her writings visit www.trenaboldenfields.com.

Love

by Trena Bolden Fields

I had a dream the other night that someone dropped a bomb on me and my whole body exploded. I could feel every bit of the intensity of being blown up, specifically every inch of my heart. I know this is a bit graphic, yet stay with me as I think this will all make sense by the end of the article. Love is an emotion and deep feeling and knowing that happens to us, grows from experiences or grows from within. Love brings so much excitement and honor to us as beings, as people, as individuals in the world. To have an explosion of love impact your body, heart, being, mind and soul is truly transforming. In my dream, I began to transform after the explosion and I floated upwards feeling more at ease and peaceful. The after affects were so peaceful, loving and strong. In truth, I was extremely affected and excited by the dream. When I woke up, I began to feel a newness in my being and a sense that my life would be different from that moment on. I experienced love exploding within. I experienced transformation that helped me really feel what love is.

So what is love? Where does love begin? With self? Words? Others? With God? With the Universe? With an explosion?

Some experts define love as energy. Webster’s dictionary says love is assurance, affection or unselfish loyal and benevolent (well-meaning) concern for the good of another.

When looking for the actual definition of love, I am always drawn to the biblical passage, I Corinthians 13:4-7. To me, love is patient. Love is kind. Love is confident and trusting. Love thinks of others and is welcoming. Love seeks service. Love is calm and projects good thoughts towards self and others. Love delights in good things. Love rejoices in virtue and truth. Love always protects, trusts, endures, hopes and perseveres. This is love found within.

What helps us to know, experience, live and share this love is a deep understanding of who we are, where we are in the world and what we are suppose to do while on this earth. It is so important for us to accept ourselves, give ourselves permission to love, to take care of ourselves, dream big dreams, experience life and use our God given talents and energy to bring about love and transformation in the world. Once we find and deepen our love within, we are then able to clearly and happily share love with others, thus creating a world full of thoughtfulness, healing, love and exciting energy.  We must remember that love begins within and can promote healing and true transformation.

So I asked myself again, what is love and where does it begin?

I responded by saying:

Love is:

Healing.

Allowing self to be and experience.

Accepting.

Being present.

Sharing your God given talents with the world

Energizing.

True.

Honest.

Renewed compassion.

This is love found within.

So how can you find love within? Here are 8 steps for you to follow.

  1. Become self-aware
  2. Accept you
  3. Give yourself permission to love
  4. Take fabulous care of yourself
  5. Discover your dreams
  6. Define your purpose
  7. Live your dreams
  8. Share your talents with others

*Thanks for sharing Trena 🙂 !

This month I’ve decided to switch gears and mix things up a little. I’ve invited any and all bloggers to do a guest blog post for A Drop of Jewel. Each month thus far I have given you my opinions, thoughts, and views on different subjects and I thought it’d be nice to hear from some fellow bloggers and see what’s on their minds for a change. So each week this month you’ll be seeing various bloggers’ posts on various topics. Hopefully you will enjoy and make sure you click on their links to check out their sites. They have some pretty interesting stuff in store for you.

Our first guest post comes from James M Davis and his timing couldn’t be more perfect with this post since I haven’t posted any of my poetry in a while. What is James’s site all about? Well here is the answer in his own words:

There is a quote by Socrates that I hope my blog lives up too, “I am wise because I know that I know nothing.” Hopefully when you read some of the works on my page, that quote will resonate with you, the reader. However simple or complex, this sums up me and my blog.

 

I saw the shade of a ghost.

I instructed her to come into the light.

Hesitation followed, as expected.

Different tools were put into use.

 

Elegant words, and a beautiful heart.

Now she tiptoed forward.

Eyes could see her, mine more than most.

Overwhelmed with joy, we danced at sunrise.

 

Come mid-day, we held hands.

Exhausted, we watched the sun fall.

I lost her in the darkness that night.

With the moons glow, I see the shadow of the ghost.

 

You can visit James M Davis’s site at http://jamesmdavis57.wordpress.com/ . Thanks James 🙂 !