Today, I saw Yasmin Mogahed’s post on Facebook that reinforced my stand in life as we know it.
I am always surrounded by so many people having a popular blog, over a thousand Facebook friends, having met over 15,000 people in my life, and well, now being the MLM Queen. Yes, can you believe it? All my life I would never have gone near any MLM shit and now I’m the MLM Queen!!! I’m about to run with my new business soon too. LOL. I’m so fucking crazy I tell ya. But it makes me happy. There is clearly an opportunity to be seized and if I can change lives for the better one baby step at a time, why ever not. People don’t understand how blessed I am that I have to give. I am very, very blessed already.
This was what Yasmin wrote:
“My dear Facebook family, I want to share something very important I have learned from experience.
Let me begin by saying I know there are a lot of cliches out there. I get it. I’ve read the hallmark cards, the memes, the quotes; I’ve been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.
So I can assure you what I’m about to say is none of that. What I’m about to say is only from real, raw experience.
In life, you will have exactly 3 types of relationships. The relationship with yourself, the relationship with the Creator, and the relationship with the other creation. You will also meet all sorts of people in your life.
Here’s my secret: the stronger your relationship is with yourself and Creator, the stronger it can be with the creation.
What does that mean? It means this: Never, ever, ever fake, bend, hide, or photoshop parts of yourself to fit another person’s standard. Never. And if you find yourself having a do this, stop. Just stop. Have the courage to be real. Honest. Authentic. Vulnerable. And here’s what will happen if you do that: It will serve as a sifter.
It will sift through the people in your life. It will become a cleanser. It will remove the wrong people, and reveal the right ones.
Now, I know. This process isn’t easy. And it isn’t fun. It will require an incredible amount of courage. But most of all, it will require an incredible amount of *trust*. You must be able to trust in the unseen process. You must be able to trust that, as long as you are sincere with yourself, God, and others, absolutely *anything* you lose, will be replaced with something better, and more real. Remember that.
When you’re real, God surrounds you with real. And nothing less. That’s why He will remove people from your life, sometimes. That’s why He will close doors. That’s why He will put up inpenetratable walls. Don’t ever think it’s to deprive you. No. It isn’t.
Here is what happens if you stick to sincerity and authenticity: God will bring the right people into your life. The ones who accept and love and *cherish* you– at your core. The whole package. Not some false, fake, perfect image.
What I’m saying isn’t easy. Trust me, I know. And it isn’t fun. Cleaning never is. But, I promise you, it’s necessary.
And it’s worth it.”
This totally resonated within every inch of my soul. Because in the last 2 weeks, I have seen and discovered with my own eyes how people who smile at me and give me facebook kisses and hearts (what a joke *rolls eyes*) and chat to me as though we are great buddies, are doing other things behind my back. Awful kind of other things. I never even knew such dirty games could be possible. It is like your own family punching you up in your groin. I have been thinking a lot about this. I have only given my best, why does God allow me to get punched? It is the same question I keep asking about why He takes all the good people. Does that mean I’m going to go next? Forgive me for being presumptuous but yes, I actually consider myself a pretty good person!
From all this stress, I ended up at the hospital because it was low. It felt like betrayal in the highest order. How stupid of me to get worked up about something so trivial actually because heck, why bother about the beasts of the world? For this, I had to give up my free Japan holiday because the Doctor said I was not fit to travel. What a bummer!! I missed a week in Japan with my loveliest roomie, Mom2ashley, and a ball of a time with my Izumio team!
In any case, I have now been ordered to rest and here I am about to launch my new business LOL. I just cannot stop. But at the back of everything, I do know why I do what I do. I have created so many smiles. The joy that swells in my heart each time I am able to make someone desperate and broken smile is priceless. Because I have been there and I know what it is to be desperate and broken. Money we can always make back but our health, our loved ones, there is just no price tag on that.
But now that I have been given my 2nd wake up call, I am forced to be selfish. I cannot give an ounce of care about all those sweet young pretty things who perform ever so sweetly but act maliciously. Let God deal with them. I know they are all feeling guilty despite the continued lies they try to tell others to cover up their shame.
I may not be perfect but I can assure you that I have never gone around purposefully hurting others so it is quite a shock to my system how low some people can go. There is tremendous disappointment within me with people but that only means I had expectation. Yes. And I intend to change that. I am growing. I have realised that as one grows, one tends to leave more and more people behind. The level of spirituality and soul frequency is different. I move towards a new zone as I slowly exit from another.
I am extremely grateful for a rock solid husband and two cheeky bum kids, my immediate family and my long time genuine friends. I have enough.
Happy Birthday my love x