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CELEBRATION END, WORK BEGINS

May 7, 2020

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CELEBRATION END, WORK BEGINS

May 7, 2020

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Days 22-30  of .. ‘Sharon Rose’s April All Month Long Birthday Celebration 2020’

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” J.M. Power

I spent the last week of my birthday celebration reflecting, taking stock of my life so to speak. A song of Diana Ross’s and one that I sang during my high school graduation came to the forefront of my mind. “Do you know where you’re going to, do you know like the things that life is showing you, where are you going to, do you know…” I’ve often read in astrological talk that one’s birthday is a return, the beginning of one’s personal year.

Sleep, rewarding sleep produced many dreams of hope. New faces, new places I astral traveled the world unbridled. I switched off from the friction of the ‘unknown’ turned away from worldly chaos losing myself into a space where dreams transform, uplift and inspire. I experienced joy in the promise of a better future despite the dire situation our nation finds itself in. This too shall pass, I have to believe. In my woke state, I wrote in my journal, gathered pictures for my vision board, made plans. Digging deep inside my heart and soul, I reignited my passions. I began to plant seeds, rediscovering things I had neglected of late. I spent hours soaking in vitamin D working in my garden potting flowers, vegetables and herbs. I worked magic in the kitchen creating new dishes, healthy, tasty recipes. I cranked up the music and sang to my heart’s content to raise my vibration to the key of life going forward. I rested peacefully with a smile in my heart as I gave thanks for all the steps behind me that’s paving the way in my new beginning, my personal new year.

Be a leader and light bearer’. If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it’, Margaret Fuller.

There’s so much unpredictable energy that feels unruly at best, floating about in the cloudy sky. I felt the need to stay grounded, calm, positive in this ever changing time feeling as though I was undergoing a #Resurrection of sort.

I stayed close to home spiritually, physically safe in familiar. My friends and family were outstanding showering me with good cheer, gifts, with a multitude of support and recognition. I thank them all for their outpourings of love, persevering and sharing in my personal tradition of a month’s long birthday celebration. ‘From the bottom of my heart folks ‘I thank you for making my April birthday 2020 #Special. I am eternally grateful.

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.’ Frank Tyger

 

 

BIRTHDAY GRACE

April 23, 2020

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BIRTHDAY GRACE

April 23, 2020

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of .. ‘Sharon Rose’s April All Month Long Birthday Celebration 2020’

God calls you to the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner

Day 16, transitioning from a restful night of sleep, I awoke to bells and whistles, my birthday! Chimes from my various gadgets, apps, phone calls, etc possessed offerings of love from the moment I became conscious or opened my eyes. They were acknowledging my birth date, I acknowledged to myself, ‘I dig that!, feels grand.’ ‘Dig’ may be an ‘old school saying’ but the sentiment is still real today, a soul to soul connection! Everyone that knows me well, know that I celebrate the whole month. I so love the way they ijoin in my energy, indulge me. Today, they did not disappoint.

Champagne, blackberries, raspberries were on tap all day. I concocted a fabulous breakfast of smoked, seasoned peppered bacon, spicy egg omelett, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with Costa Rican coffee spiked with a rum cream liquer. I had planned to order a Thai takeaway for later in the day. In the end, I had no desire. I was full beyond belief, full of flavor, full of the unknown, life experiences in a vacumn, some dark, mostly light. A new future born, ‘see ya,’ past, I owe you nothing else.’ I felt good, assured.

Everyday that has followed offered something new in this April month’s birthday celebration during a lock down situation. Thanks to my media tools, I participated in many self help seminars from meditation with Oprah and Deepak, tapping with Nick Ortner’s Network and other wonderful spiritual healers, teachers from all sorts of disciplines I resonated with. I fought demons, faced myself honestly about how I could grow, improve, reach a higher ground if only I was spared my life in these uncertain times. It’s not like we can see this treacherous cameleon, grim reaper.

Keeping it positive, I give thanks that I’ve lived long enough to recognize that we all have choices. I choose to live, roots deep, from a cultural heritage that beckons me to explore, understand, recognize, stand tall in my purpose; Write!

Any journey in life, if not done for human reasons with understanding and love, would be a very empty and lonely one.” Linda Blayne

A Time of Easter

April 16, 2020

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A Time of Easter

April 16, 2020

‘Sharon Rose’s April All Month Long Birthday Celebration 2020’ Days 10-15

Don’t worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive.” Lawrence LeShan

I woke up with a spring in my step, a song in my heart. It was Good Friday! I must admit that had it not been for my errands on Thursday, the fact that it was the Easter weekend may have passed me by, sadly. It didn’t, thank goodness. I am truly going with the flow, learning the joy of simply being. I have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide just me, myself and I.

Childhood memories eroded my mind, bittersweet, sweet. Having the luxury of time, quiet time I was afforded the luxury to allow my emotions to ebb, flow. Easter time as a child was magical for me growing up in the Rose household. It was one of those holidays in the calendar year where my parent’s siblings, cousins relatives and their kids would gather. They would travel to us, us to them. There was always a plethora of food, fellowship, laughter and love. Everyone were sporting their finest threads. I miss those good ‘ole days.

We are living in different times now, must adapt as the will to survive can’t be more poignant. Now is what’s up, time to be creative, not give up. Time to dream, get right with one self, a do over of sort. It’s so cool that technology is in place for this time when it would be appreciated most, being able to entertain from one’s very own home.

I received a glorious invite. Some of my family members known, unknown; it’s been many years folks, decided to host a virtual reunion meet up on on Zoom, the meeting app. I was thrilled seizing the opportunity to receive this as a real event! I did my usual. I pondered what I would wear and everything. I made it a point to not be sitting in front of the camera representing myself in what might have looked like a ‘hopeless state of being.’ I truly enjoyed my evening. We communed for at least 2 hours, toasting each other, sharing stories of how each of us are coping in these uncertain times. It was grand, reassuring. It felt like home, back in the day yet progressive, younger generations coming of age. I met cousins I’d never met before. I marveled at how beautiful, diverse, familiar they were, my kin.

I am honored to have the time to write, reflect, share my experiences, celebrate my birthday month albeit of a creative nature. I have life. I have hope.

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Days 6,7,8,9 ‘Sharon Rose’s April All Month Long Birthday Celebration 2020’

April 9, 2020

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