Dancing with God

I had been struggling with the idea of starting a blog to share with the world my experiences and my thoughts and feelings about them, the lessons I learned and how I grew both intellectually and spiritually as a result of those experiences, but I lacked confidence in my ability to consistently produce enough material to keep it going. So I procrastinated, and I procrastinated some more, and some more, till I couldn’t procrastinate no more…. Then I procrastinated some more, and some more.

But, you know what? When your purpose is calling you, you can procrastinate for only so long. First you lose the comfort of procrastination. It is no longer satisfying to procrastinate. Then, you begin getting uncomfortable with it, and then it just becomes down right unbearable. You can’t take it anymore, you have to do something about it.

Well, when I got to that point, I went out and signed up for a WordPress account. Now I can fool myself by procrastinating to learn how to work with WP, and I have been doing that since July of last year. But, unbeknownst to me, I had been actually gathering up the courage and the confidence to do it. I was learning to recognize my passion and purpose and to trust it, to surrender to it.

Last week, I went to the library and got two books on blogging and finally went out and bought a for Dummies book on WordPress and started playing with it. I still wasn’t sure what I am going to write. But when I got to where I was learning about creating a post, an email I had recently received surfaced in my mind. I instantly knew that my fears about my inability to have things to write about consistently were unfounded. When you surrender to your purpose, you recognize that your ego no longer has to be incharge. You don’t have to do anything, everything is done through you.

Now, I am sitting here laughing at myself as I write this post, because I am doing exactly what I wanted to do all along: Sharing my experiences, and  my thoughts and feelings about them. It’s not that big of a deal when you surrender to your purpose.

Do not hesitate or waver for fear that when you come to any certain place you will fail for lack of ability. Keep right on, and when you come to that place, the ability will be furnished to you. ~ Wallace D Wattles, Science of Getting Rich

Oh, and if you are wondering what was that email was that triggered the “duh!” moment and prompted the confidence, here it is. I just could not deny you its wisdom.

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word  Guidance, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word.

I remembered reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.   

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. 

The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.  When I saw “G”: I thought of God, followed by “U” and “I”.   “God, “U” and “I” dance.”   God, you, and I dance.   

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust   that I would get guidance about my life.   Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercy are upon you on this day and everyday. May you abide in God, as God abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else. There is no cost but rewards are many. So let’s continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance !

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13 Responses

  1. Wow! That really is an inspirational message.

    I love the story about dancing with God. What a beautiful word picture.

    I know you have much to share, as many conversations as we have had.

    It’s wonderful to see you allowing your light to shine.

    Shine on!

    • Thanks, Cathy!

      I guess sooner or later we learn to let our egos rest and allow our Higher wisdom to lead.

      Rasheed

  2. I like the how you broke up the world guidance. A great reminder to dance with God when I’m looking for direction and needing guidance. Thanks for your blog and not procrastinating any longer. 😉

    • Thanks, Wendy. I am glad this helped you. please not: I didn’t write the Dancing with God analogy, that was the e-mail I had received that inspired me to action.

  3. The great architect of ALL Creation has spoken through you, Rasheed.
    What an awesome beginning for your blogging experience.
    Have fun, and all reveals itself through the Dance of Life.
    Much Love and Light to you dear friend,
    Tetka

    • Thank you, Tetka!

      It is so good to hear from you.

      Are you still in the US or have you gone back to OZ?

      Rasheed

      • It is great to be connected again Rasheed.
        I am in Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
        Looking forward to more of your wisdom through your blogs.
        Talk soon
        Tetka

  4. Rasheed – you have always been an inspiration to me and continue to be. Thanks for sharing on a blog.
    Linda

    • Thanks for the kind words, Linda

      How have you been? You’ll soon be seeing me post about my Big Dreams which involves traveling and adventure.

  5. Wow! Great post. I too have been procrastinating for about three years on this blog business. Crazy thing is I have a partner that gives me great stuff I could blog about almost every day. Maybe seeing you get up and running will bump me into action also.

  6. Shagaia,

    Great to hear from you. Sorry I missed your PM on SOGR re: your visit to Houston last Christmas. Maybe we will hook up again some other time.

    Start Bogging, it’s a lot of fun and good way to move forward

    Rasheed

  7. I love this!! Exactly what I needed to read today. Thanks.

  8. […] learned about Dancing with God almost five years ago, when I was faced with the same […]

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