Am I discouraged that it has taken me this long to recognize bullshit? I shouldn’t be. Finding the way to be true to myself, to honor my Spirits’ direction for my life has taken time. TIME = Things I must earn. I constantly hear myself telling people that when I was in high school, I won an award, when prompted by my English teacher Mrs. Freda, to enter this poetry contest. I came in second place. My star was rising then but no one in my immediate family recognized it when I brought my award home. At least not to my memory no one celebrated that huge accomplishment and pushed me forward into the writing world. I held resentment about this for a very long time. But I’m on the right track now and I can forgive what happened in the past and trust and believe that my writing career is happening right now in the right place, at the right time. All is in divine order.

Today my spiritual awakening is like that seed planted in the ground. It will come up once enough sunlight and water have nurtured it. Under the dirt, it is gaining all it needs to survive in the world up above. And if that time of nurturing did not take place, the plant would not be as strong as it needs to be to survive the elements.