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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
So often we think we must be doing something productive to solve our problems. God forbid we sit with our thoughts and just be real. To be real is code for vulnerable, To express what's on our hearts and minds. Sometimes the thing to do is nothing at all. I know it's hard to do nothing, when everything in our culture says otherwise. Take this time as a way to renew yourself. Do some truth telling about you and your marriage. Take a long look...
Who are you once you relinquish your titles and imagined shoulds? That's the underlying issue we all must tackle, live with and decide... who are we and what do we want?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
This is such a powerful Christmas song... sit and listen and make it yours. Now make it about YOU... not you and someone else. So as you listen fall in love with yourself... risk everything for you! Tell yourself you are not going to be afraid to fall for you!
Tis the Season!
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Monday, November 24, 2014
For some this Thanksgiving might be difficult. For others it might be joyous. Wherever you fall in that spectrum, you are not alone. I hope you have a plan for this holiday. a plan of what you are going to do and who you are going to spend it with. Having a plan ensures that you are not left alone, that you have some options. Take advantage of your support systems, allow yourself to be cared for. Say yes to invitations. And if you do decided to stay alone, use your time to connect with you inner self. Give yourself what you need.
Have a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I am not one to suffer. I am no one who takes delight in being at someone's beck and call.
I am free. No one can hold me hostage with their indecisive bullshit. I know longer entertain double talk, wishes or manipulative tactics that keep me hoping for what never will be.
When you walk away from someone... shut the door. In time you will wish them well from another realm. They do not have to occupy your universe. You do not have to come running because they call. When you are dangled by a thread someone else holds, you are not free. They own you. Perhaps you like being owned, find out, ask yourself.What do your actions say? I do know that unfinished business is addictive. It gives you false hope... And it may make you feel noble. Maybe you want to feel like the bigger/better person by not slamming the door on someone else's bullshit. Maybe you just like the perpetual state of maybe/hope/possibility.
All I know is, I love the freedom I worked so hard to master. I love my ability to have peace in all areas of my life. And in having peace all I want is someone showing up peaceful.
Try this on... practice this thought: I want nothing but the best for you. May everything you ever wanted and dreamed for yourself manifest itself in your life. My part of your journey has ended. Your part in my story comes to an end. I have let go. And You have let go. Good bye.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
WHAT DO YOU WANT? And no you can't make anyone be for you. Reconsider allowing someone to string you along... be indecisive....waiting for something better than you to come along... all the while keeping you near. You probably experienced some of that before the talk of divorce became real. Maybe you were the one indecisive and fearful... hedging your bets. Stringing someone along or being strung along. It all wastes your time and turns your focus toward what "they" want and less about what YOU want.
Here's what I know you for sure: YOU DON'T OWE ANYONE YOUR TIME!
You have got to seize the moment and start living as if all you have is right now. All you have is right now. Don't regret all the wasted time focusing on someone or something that isn't choosing you first and foremost. Divorce is a way for you to choose you.
Start choosing you!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I get it... you find yourself stuck in that story of loss and lack. I have stood in that story for longer than I care to share. This divorce you are going through is the end of one particular thing... your marriage. It is not the end of all things. It is not the end of hopes, wishes, dreams, determination, motivation, or love. And yes, this divorce hurts, even if you initiated it. it is still the end of something that held a great deal of promise. But ending it is and here you are. Feeling alone, tired and second guessing what you could've done differently better. There are moments when I look back still and I think for a few seconds if only... But I know better and quickly turn my attention toward where I am today. I like moving forward. I am at my best moving forward. Life holds so much mystery and adventure... all in the ordinary.