Friday, November 23, 2012

   Today I want to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart. I am speaking specifically about "dream killers".
   I often put them in the same box as bullies.Now in the case of someone being bullied we always like to look at the victim as a volunteer. Someone refusing to stand boldly and demand respect and not allow this abuse to continue. Now in the case of a dream killer you may or may not know these individuals are doing the same only on a much more sophisticated form. Teaching you  to sabotage yourself.  Kill your dreams...what offense could be worse? I'm not sure but I know the crime should be punishable.  Ater all isn't killing a crime. Granted a dream is intangible but just as important -is it not. Can it be proven in a court law? I'm not sure but I am willing to try.

    I am reminded of times I would whisper sing in the shower , however  this wasn't always true. I was the biggest voice on the choir in my church and one of the best if not the best-if I don't say so myself. What changed ? What happened? Like most of us that come into contact with a dream killer, I gave up my power . I was a volunteer, I allowed someone else's opinion of my voice to over power my own. I allowed someone else to decide for me what my destiny should look like. I even began to believe the lies they told and told them to others about myself. I would even describe myself as "just" a writer and write brilliant songs for people without a smidget of my vocal ability. Yes, I committed the ultimate sin- not being true to myself. What a horrible story, I know. However here comes the good part , don't you use love that word however. I am  no longer living in the matrix. I have detached from all voices that are not my own and most importantly my Heavenly Father's.

  I have started describing myself as a performer and a writer - God says in his word I can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens me . That is exactly what I intend to do.

  I pray this piece has in someway shown you, you and helped you to think about making the adjustments needed to live a life of abundance and freedom.

God Bless You
Thank you for reading

Very Best Life Begin,
Shawna Jones

Saturday, November 3, 2012


The marvelous power of touch. Everything we "do" is associated with touch. From the keys pressed on a keyboard or smart phone - to the fridge you open to prepare dinner at night. Grabbing the car keys and running out the door, then shaking hands with your new boss during a job interview gone very well. Touch is at  the center of it all.

We are physical beings and the mere thought of being touched in the right way brings a smile to our faces. A lovers clasp of your hand on a cold day in front of passers-by - delightful. What could be more valuable than a hug at the end of a long day when you REALLY needed a hug, brings the life back to your body, or a kiss from your child on your way to work- really helps put the day in motion doesn't it.

Here on the East Coast we are slowly recovering from Hurricane Sandy and all that has been left behind. The tremendous storm has left vast amounts of devastation and distraction. God has asked us to slow down. Peace be still and remember your first love. This is a time to really look around. Look at those you love the things you love and the things you feel you cannot live without. When it comes down to it - its not about the things at all. The people that touch you and you touch mean the most of all. Times like this remind us of how precious and utterly fragile life is. God has placed these very people in your life as mirrors and guides. Value them and draw nigh to your Heavenly Father as you enjoy your family time free of interference.

We are all encouraged to donate. A donation does not have to be momentary, it can also be a silent prayer . If able, donate your time, your touch, a home cooked meal-something you would appreciate during a time of sadness and pain. We are all connected-it may not have been you this time but next time it just may.

Reach out today, after all you were made to.

Thank you for reading,
Shawna Jones