Are you still listening? God, Do you still love me? God, Am I still your child? God, Will you truly never leave me nor forsake me? God, Will you see me through this time in my life and keep me sane? God, Will you help me be the be strong and patient when mom and dad stress me, worry me, frustrate me, scare me and ignore me? God, I love you and want to be good and worthy. God, I want to find your hope and blessings. God, I want to know your mercy and grace. God, I want to be able to see this through. God, I can’t do it without you. God, I bow to your will. God, I thank you for all you have already done AMEN
My new series PSYCHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES is truly teaching me something. Lots of answers are deep within our psyche and it’s up to us to unearth it.
Nothing is perfect and that’s okay. Life does not have to be perfect to be GREAT!
Our psyche is a mixed bag of thoughts at any one second. How quickly it changes from one thought to another. We can find our life’s purpose, our craziest idea, and a silly joke all in a nano second. We can also find happiness in the midst of an unhappy situation. We can find answers when full of questions. We can find peace when tormented by wars of the mind.
My mind is at war.
It can’t find a way to make peace.
It has two armies and neither can win.
One is fighting for perfection and purpose.
The other is in mortal combat for realized dreams and wishes.
Lost in a psychological landscape and I can’t find my way out. All the paths are blocked with fear and worry. All the directions are leading me in circles. All the maps are in fine print and I can’t read them. I am praying to God to get me home. I am asking God to protect me until then. I am seeking His guidance to show me the way to peace again. The situation is dark. No moon. No stars. I can’t see. The way is unclear and winding in directions too unfamiliar to get out. I’m all alone and there’s no one nearby to show me. God is my only hope. God is my only pathway. God is my only direction. Amazing how this fluke of a painting series has opened up a whole new train of thought to trying to understand my situation. It truly proves that imagery and words are healing. Maybe I will eventually find a happier, brighter psychological landscape. Perhaps in the end, life will be easier, better understood, fresh and new. I can at least hope. Lord, in your mercy. Help me find all that I’m looking for. Show me how to be content. Assist me in finding the answers I need. Continue to bless me and allow me to be happy again. Relieve my suffering and fears. Improve my attitude. Amend my spirit. Restore my faith. Revive my heart. Remodel my soul. In your sweet Son’s name, Amen.
Walking through my mind, I find no way to survive myself.
Strolling through my heart, I find no way to love myself. Marching through my soul I find no way to forgive myself. Striding through my spirit I find no way to heal myself. Ambling through my life I find no way to control myself. In my mind’s world I am lost. In my heart’s mind I am confused. In my spirit’s mind I am sick. In my soul’s mind I am angry. In my mind’s world I am discontent. A secret world exists in our subconscious much like an underground empire. It just may be our greatest achievement to unearth it and learn who we really are. People may spend years in therapy and never find that place. Maybe we are the only ones who can unlock that area of consciousness or unconsciousness. If we spend time in deep thought really observing, listening and realizing our truth it may be totally possible. It may take an entire lifetime. It may take much selfishness. It may take a great deal of self-discipline. It may take understanding family and caring friends to give us this space we need to accomplish this feat. I believe it is absolutely possible.
How do we find this balance? By desiring strongly what we deserve we find a way to make the right choice. By weighing the positive and the negative we see what is important. By believing in the divine power of the universe (GOD for me) we are guided. These are only beginning ideas. Find what works for you! The mind is often our greatest battlefield. It is the place where we create or defeat ourselves. It is where we live. It is where all of life’s influences come together and our psyche is determined. It is our biggest victory or our ultimate downfall. The mind is the last frontier. Much has been discovered but there’s still much to explore and conquer.
We walk through life through our own psyche. Sometimes we find well-lit positive places that illuminate our way. Other times we feel our way along dark passages of confusion and pain. Both negativity and positivity exist within each of us. We must constantly choose the place we wish to dwell. Everyone has down times but the ones, who seem to be always optimistic, are always choosing their thoughts and attitudes and reactions to everything in their path. They find a way to stay up. They find a way to be content. They choose to rely on the blessings of life. They focus on the affirmative and ignore or suppress the undesirable. They also do it in healthy ways by taking walks, writing, creating, praying, or just being in God’s will.
_ _ _ There is a narrow bridge between the hemispheres of the brain. We constantly try to balance as we cross the bridge. We find a way to stay on the happy side if we focus on the joyful blessings in our lives. One glimpse of the unhappy side and we plunge into a deep abyss of doubt and trouble. We must battle this walk not only daily but sometimes breath by breath. If we don’t choose correctly we may fail and reach the end of a good life. If we choose right then we find a life full of hope and peace and goodness. _ _ _ On shaky ground I balance barely on a single step of hope. On unsteady paths I walk gingerly avoiding disaster. Along one rocky passage I find darkness inescapable. Suddenly a shaft of light hits my psyche and I find my way. A glimmer of faith keeps me stable.
lead us to feelings unkind. Troubles of the psyche tend to make us rather crazy. Powers of the soul break us or make us whole. Our mentality is either peaceful or fearful. Our consciousness is full of light or blinded by our plight. Self-realization comes to us calmly or tears us apart violently. Our psychological landscape is our truth and our personality is the proof.