Posted by: C J | October 17, 2012

Are you a work in progress or …

You in process

                A work in process


Ever wonder what the hell was that all about? What was my lesson in the midst of that chaos? What was I thinking? Your answer is it was a process.

Everything in life that I can think about – everything that I can imagine – everything I can sense, goes through a process, including time spent in the womb. But once you leave the womb there is no process that allows you to go back – an acorn becomes a huge oak tree but that tree cannot return to become that acorn again – you simply have to grow on until earth to earth and dust to dust happens.

Process= A continuing development involving many changes; the course of being done…   Progress= movement forward as in toward a goal – steady improvement. There is a difference. Today let’s talk about the process.

All of life is a PROCESS going through many changes. Death is part of the process of living. Dying is a course itself that we all will take. You shut the front door and exit out the back door.

 “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” Leonardo da Vinci 

Death can be of a relationship, a reason, or a season. It is not always about a body leaving this earth. But it is always about being in a process. Sometimes good bye is a second chance. There are means of getting to the good bye; steps we must take.

Some processes are intricate some are simple.  We are all on a journey which I call life’s ‘sacred process’. There will be a start, middle, and end. Where are you in this sacred journey? If you’re reading this post you are probably in the middle of life’s course on living. Some of us may be closer to the end of life; we most often don’t know.  What I do know is that all of life is a miracle!

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

Each step in the development is crucial and leads to the next step. At age 58 I’m in the process of finding my way back to the joy of being me – putting on my favorite color of lipstick – working out – buying cute sassy shoes.  Step by step back to the wild bodacious me. I’ve decided self-first is not the same as selfish, again.

“I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.” Mary McLeod Bethune

What if this journey is a life-class field trip?  We need the bus, the driver, teachers, chaperones, sponsors, fellow passengers, and we need a destination; you get my drift. We are not alone and cannot live life as if we are alone. No matter where on earth you are ~ we are all on the same field trip – Rub-a-dub-dub we’re all in the same tub – life’s sacred process.

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver

I’ve noticed a global shift in many areas and one is that of moving away from religion to spirituality. And to accepting that there is more to life than just what our five senses tell us. This was a process a long time in progressing. Many people are moving away from the Biblical law to living in grace. It has become a collective “AHA” moment ~~ we are all interconnected, we all see the same moon, stars, and sun. Before the shift only a few brilliant minds understood and would acknowledge that the Universe is many dimensions of the One.

Remember the questions at the start of this post? Let me finish that answer. If your heart’s desire and your thoughts (mind) are incongruent or out of alignment with each other, you are often confused, conflicted, and uncomfortable with where you are in a situation (process). Once you can align the mind, the heart, and behavior you will experience harmony that is filled with peace and serenity.

We have to learn to let life flow through us and allow the process…

They say time changes everything but in reality…. there is a process to everything including change!

Take out a sheet of paper and a gel pen and answer the following questions or you could reply below and help someone else with your answers or your story.

These questions are designed to help you answer the main question: where am I~~ in life’s sacred process

  • Am I in search of information, knowledge or wisdom?
  • Am I just gathering information and not applying it to my life?
  • Am I disengaged in my life?
  • Is it true that how I spend my days is how I spend my life?
  • Am I lost in the course of doing instead of being?

     Come back soon for another cup of comfort~~~


  1. Right on Time, I’ve got to stop and take some reflective moments to answer the questions… You are awesome sis, continue to let God flow through you!!!

    • Thank you Suzzie. I am committed to staying in the flow.

  2. Reblogged this on Welcome to Hakes' Virtual Cafe and commented:
    Indeed, I am a work in process!

    • Hakes,

      hopefully we all recognize that in process is a great place to be. 😉

      I appreciate you reposting my blog.

      • You are very welcomed! 🙂

  3. I know I had been lost in the course of doing and not living. I am trying to learn to live and thrive again instead of just existing! The death of one relationship is opening the doors for many, many more!

    • Chakira,

      You are so right about doors opening and think about new windows opening as well.
      I wish you the all the best as you start to thrive. 😉

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