SOUND

                 

Sound
: vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’ ear. Sound is produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise. Sound conveys a specified impression when heard.

Frequency:the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light),

Sound has power. That’s why the Bible says in Proverbs 18:21, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue”. What we speak or command in the atmosphere brings life or death to what we want to accomplish. 

I believe that there is a sound and frequency that we tune into subconsciously. There is an atmospheric sound that we respond to. That sound or vibration or vibe connects to our inner man. We know this to be true based upon the genre of music that is what we would consider our favorite.  Music is a medium that can prepare the mind for an atmosphere. It immediately sets the tone, changes the atmosphere and can alter mood. 

The frequency we tune into connects us to the sound we are drawn to. When we can’t find the frequency we search for it. We are uncomfortable with the static which is noise until we find the sound we need to connect to. 

Sometimes when you live in a region you may not find the frequency but you will tune into something similar. The similarity is a substitute. It fills in the gap but does not completely offer satisfaction.

We speak on different frequencies based upon a proclivity of knowledge that is rooted in understanding and experiences. The sounds that we vibrate are related to the atmosphere and the climate of the environment in which we are influenced. When we tune into a frequency that is not on a level of most,  we are considered different. 

So many are only regurgitating what we have been taught. Even though we may tune into a different channel it is still on the same frequency so we hear and still speak on the same volume. We still give the same outputs in sound because of what has been downloaded into us.  We still process the information the same because we are tuned into a particular sound.

There is an atmospheric war that affects the frequency and sound that we are able to connect to. When we are tuned in, we hear a sound that we feel strongly connected to, but when we are around a majority it makes the signal that we hear faint. So we think we are wrong because they are so loud. But, our mind will not allow us to conform. We find ourselves wrestling with the thought, it keeps us up at night, we feel as if we don’t fit in and we are constantly feeling pressed into a box. But there is hope! 

We have to learn to tune past the static and even change the modulation,  the exertion of a modifying or controlling influence, variation in the strength, tone, or pitch of one’s voice when necessary. You will find that you are not alone and where two or three agree that sound can break chains, unlock doors and break you free, just ask Paul and Silas!  

Joel 2:1a Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain.

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Walk In The Light


Truth is far more than facts. It’s not just something we act upon. It acts upon us. We can’t change the truth, but the truth can change us.  

So I was pondering 2 Corinthians 10:5- Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

I’m not the biggest fan for the Mesaage Bible but understanding that this verse is as much a familiar scripture to fight in warfare we forget that there is warfare that tradition, and man made governances has caused people to be bound and in captivity. 

The Message Bible Version states it this way: The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

Truth is reality. It’s the way things really are. What seems to be and what really is are often not the same. To believe what isn’t true, a perception, a concept, rules or governance is to be blind.

As followers of Christ, we are to walk in the truth (3 John 1:3), love the truth, and believe the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). We’re to speak the truth “in love” (Ephesians 4:32). Truth is far more than a moral guide. Jesus declared, “I am the way, the TRUTH and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t say He would show the truth or teach the truth or model the truth. He is the TRUTH, Truth personified. He is the source of all truth, the embodiment of truth and therefore the reference point for evaluating all truth-claims. If we truly studied the TRUTH without laws or religion that bind us to a particular belief and structure we would see the TRUTH differently and in a pure form. 

The unfortunate thing is we get broken from our freedom to conform to a particular belief that says what is acceptable by God. The freedom that some experience makes the majority of the bound uncomfortable. The free are labeled as rebellious, out of order, radical and weird. We have found a way to take freedom and tie it up and hold it hostage. We conform our free thinking to be bound so that we fit in and are not left out. We are told that our free thinking is rebellious and unbiblical. 

Jesus said “If the Son therefore shall MAKE you Free, ye shall be free indeed. So we push law, mans expectation, and twist truth with tradition only to enslave ourselves again. So, realistically relevant can’t look like tradition. Any similarity will be a mimic or copy cat. The world we live in today is no longer traditional. If the language used or the delivery of the message does not meet people where they are it is not relevant. We quote the parables that Jesus used and we forget he spoke to them in terms of the culture they were apart of to reach them. It always makes me scratch my head and raise an eyebrow that we expect perfection from the people of God. 

We are expecting people to live under the law when the law that we are all under is Grace. We are comfortable seeing people made up covering their flaws yet, they are still hurting and bound. It is more suitable for us to look like a part than to walk in TRUTH. This belief that makes us feel like there is something in man to achieve. When in actuality, we should be chasing after God and His approval and His righteousness not the self righteousness of man. 

We ascribe to a belief that is not prescribed by God but is primarily controlled and ordained by man. If we are not to be conformed to this world we have to look at it as more than moral sin and separation as well as conformity to a limited God. We sin by exalting man, law and governance over Jesus and the TRUTH.

To be transformed by the renewing of our mind we will have to put some traditions, some limitations, some labels, some approaches out of the way we respond. 

We limit His message by trying to take a message that doesn’t contextually and culturally fit for the people, the time or the region. We try to make it a one size fit all. I was reminded of the low places Jesus went and that he wasn’t dressed to the nine to get to them. That he ministered to the broken, unchurched, and the common. Jesus was untraditional and was able to speak to people on every level and he was able to meet them where they were. Walk in the Light!

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of TRUTH. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the TRUTH plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. 

John 8:32 (KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall MAKE you free.

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Morning Cup of Coffee

Isolation: the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others
Separation: the act of separating or state of being separated.

I read somewhere there is a fine line between separation and isolation. Separation will place a person upon a higher spiritual plane, while isolation could position that person and those in that person’s circle within a downward spiral.
When you have been in the valley, it can seem like you are in isolation as you are going through it alone. Maybe your phone isn’t, ringing, no one is checking for you like they used too and it is very quiet. But, in separation we are not alone. It is in the quiet times that we hear what God has been trying to say to us when we were distracted. It is in separation that we are being reprogrammed and new data is being downloaded and our thought process is being challenged and changed. 

When we are in the surgery room only qualified individuals can be there. The surgeon and his qualified assistants are there to get you through the procedure. While your family and friends are in the waiting room you come out of the procedure you have a process in recovery and before you can see them you still have to spend some time alone with the qualified in the recovery room. God is in control and his qualified assistants Jesus, and Holy Ghost are there to guide you through the procedure and the process of recovery. I ❤️ You Raslyn Craig

I feel my help and my breakthrough coming!

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Closeup

When we look at ourselves with a microscope or magnifying glass we can see our flaws. How many of us are magnifying our imperfections. We may have done somethings that have disappointed ourselves. We may have made some mistakes that we are not proud of. What are you magnifying? Are you magnifying what you did, missed opportunities, hurt, abuse, mistakes or frustrations? We will fall but each time is an opportunity for us to get back up and try again. 

Rarely do we magnify the great things about ourselves. Often times we are afraid too because we have been trained that it is boastful. Let me tell you a secret, you can be humble and still have confidence and it is completely ok. Give yourself permission to celebrate yourself.
We can get caught up in a mental race which often times has a need for quick  completion. Life is a journey. It is full of twists and turnes. It is always troublesome when one moment, day, or year is used to completely define a person. What has happened to you is just a mile marker along your journey that you have driven by. If you choose to stop life and live there that is entirely up to you. I challenge you to keep driving and see what is in your future and stop looking in your rear view mirror. Your windshield has a bigger frame for you to see Life. 

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Cup of Coffee: Clarity

Wearing lenses that are the wrong strength may cause blurry vision, headaches and a sense of dizziness or a lack of balance. Similarly, when we are not wearing the correct lense strength it can have an similar outcome on how we view our future, our health, our success and our life balance.

Sometimes it is difficult to see things clearly because we are looking at things  without proper lenses. The lense that we may be viewing things through could be based upon our inability to see our strength, the inability to believe in our gift or our inability to be confident in who we are. That lense could be cracked because someone early in our development broke us in a particular area. That cracked lense could be the by product of the offenders attempt to control our success. It’s funny how people tell us we can be anything we put our minds too. However, when we try to do so they control us by their small jabs that point out areas that cause us to have insecurities or question our abilities. Often times people use insults that are masked in humor but it is a seed that is yet planted. Those little snatches pull us back down to remind us that we are no better than the barrel of crabs that we are in. The sentiment is that you can do anything, except be better than the environment that you dwell.

When you put on the right lenses, eliminate people, and add the right people in your life you will begin to be confident in your purpose and your value. If anyone that is attached to you makes you feel as if you are not valuable re-evaluate their need to be in your life. If you are constantly waiting in a position of validation, it’s time to walk away. If you’re  still waiting for appointment it’s ok to stop walking along the sideline and run your individual race.

If your lenses are cracked, it’s ok get a new pair, if they are blurry wipe them off. Do whatever you need to allow yourself to command your atmosphere and run to your purpose!

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Transactions


A transaction is an exchange or interaction between people, this can be personal or in business. 

The beauty about transactions is each party bring something valuable to the partnership. Often times it is forgotten that an individual that is making a choice to be a part of the business transaction has a valuable product. In situations where someone yields to partner with an entity their value can be underestimated because the entity is pushing its own goals. Your personal goals may or may not line up with the personal goals of the partner but the partnership is still valuable. Being a partner does not mean that you should forget your goals to support the outcomes of the entity. Keep your goals before you and don’t loose yourself while supporting the entity.

In partnerships we make transactions with people daily. We enjoy the partnerships and transactions that are pleasurable and bring us little drama. We engage with those individuals, frequent their business, or remain in partnership because when we leave we typically leave with our peace intact.

However, there are the transactions and partnerships that we have to have daily that can unsettle us. We try to control the amount of cahos that enters our environment . The slightest variation to our frequency can send a vibration through us that can unbalance our day. It will cause the decisions we make to be determined by our mood.

The unpleasant transactions are the ones that reveal where you are in your growth. It will uncover your patience. It will reveal your immaturity. It will unveil your insecurities. Even though we try to avoid this area of of our lives it is important. It helps you take a true evaluation of where you are so that you continue to grow. 

Don’t run from the transactions, partnerships, or interactions that make you uncomfortable. Stay goal focused and face them so that you can be complete. 

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Cutman

                 WHO IN YOUR CORNER?

A cutman is a person responsible for preventing and treating physical damage to a fighter during the breaks between rounds of a full contact match such as a boxing, kickboxing or a mixed martial arts bout. Cutmen typically handle swelling, nosebleeds and lacerations.

Working as a cutman to treat the bleeding and swelling to a boxer’s face during a fight requires years of determination, training, and self discipline. The crude, but necessary, first aid a cutman applies in the 60 seconds between each round can make the difference between a win and a loss for a fighter.

💎I may not be a boxer but I have had some battles to fight. There is one particular person I have in my corner in between rounds who releases the swelling of some battles. This person is the most determined person that wills for me to win. They know that I need some emergency talking that cuts me. It doesn’t always feel good but they need me know that once they speak into me that it will help relieve the pressure that is necessary for me to get back in the ring. It is a fool who always walks alone. Who never allows the support of the right people to apply first aid in between the rounds of a fight. These cuts are crucial to being able fight with your eyes open or compromised by swelling. 

Unfortunately many people don’t have the necessary people in their corner. Relying on the inexperienced, or the flattering can  leave you scared and physically damaged. The inexperienced won’t challenge you and lack skills in relieving life pressures. They are distracting and when you are suddenly blind sided they offer you no real relief. The inexperienced could be the difference between a win and a loss. Having people that don’t challenge us to think about ourselves differently, to not allow us to stay in a current mindset, or a repetitive situation only keeps our eyes shut and unable to see. Who is your Cutman? 

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Morning Cup Of Coffee: Glass Houses

Perception: A way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression. 

Looking at a glass house you would think you can see everything that is going on in the home. You can see what is owned you can see what had been neatly and meticulously placed. You can see the colors that were chosen and the art that was selected and a room centered around one accent piece. The perception is that to have a house like this that the person has to have a level of wealth and with that wealth comes a level of freedom and happiness. However, what we can’t see is the pain, suffering or loss that the family may have endured to get there. We don’t see the struggle or maybe even know how the wealth was secured. 

As I was reflecting on a valley in my life I thought about how when I was in despair. The people I thought would understand didn’t. The place I thought I would find refuge I did not. How my provosts situation was the topic of so many and became public. So I struggled as the outside world looked at me in a glass house and whispered and not one person said a comforting word.

The perception that people may have of you is difficult to change. No matter how you may try to be your true self, your reinvented self the mental impression that individuals have made of you or what they believe you have or have gone through will not allow them to see you clearly. The clarification and the purification of who you are has to be what you believe. Sometimes we take on things because we think it’s the best we can have for ourselves because of an understanding that we believe about how we are perceived or because of how we perceive ourselves. This imprisons our freedom and we live in a cell of tears and shame. Past mistakes that still live in your present can be difficult to move beyond because you look at them everyday in your present. So you stand in your glass house seeing the world and the world sees you. But, you are afraid that if you do something different the glass is not strong enough to withstand the pressure and will break. Every time you think you’ve moved past it and have to revisit it, it is just a reminder of what happened. So you avoid life to avoid having to remember that moment. You avoid life so you can keep what is left together of your fragile heart. You feel the rejection isn’t worth the pain. You see every rejection as the root in what you are silently hurting from. You smile through the pain.  You press through the loss of time and you fight past the tears. We can see you because the glass is clear but where are you? 
Although outward perceptions are difficult to change. Don’t be afraid to allow yourself to heal past what you’ve been through. The perceptions of others that keep them at distance from you is their loss of knowing the unbreakable Diamond that you are. You perceive yourself to be good no matter the circumstance and do not settle.

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Trailblazing Perserverance


Perseverance:Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

💎Persevering through pain, disappointment, heartbreak, loses, failure, uncertainty and embarrassment is a part of the necessary growth process. You have to be tenacious enough that you won’t let anything or person stand in your way.

Although you have overcome many things, are strong, confident, kind, don’t accept no as your final answer, always wear a smile, have a big heart and are capable. You also know your weaknesses, areas that you need to improve, and accept careful constructive criticism well. Your self-awareness may make others uncomfortable. It may come off as conceited or arrogant. The person who is self-aware is confident in who they are because they know the work it took to overcome their fears. To be unapologetically you can be intimidating to some. It can make some feel inadequate because of your accuracy. 

Your very presence changes the atmosphere and it does stir up energy. That energy will be both positive and negative. It can make the insecure irrational when you walk in boldness. It can cause a disruption of frequency as you walk in authority. Although you may be misunderstood continue to command atmospheric change. Demand frequency to tune into you and cause vibrations that move mountains.💎

💎When are reaching for your goal, It doesn’t mean you won’t cry, or that it will be easy, but there is purpose to your pain. 

Even when friends are few and you may feel discouraged because you are walking alone. Leading will require you to be in front. When you feel tired from walking the foggy bridge over troubled water and it doesn’t seem worth it remember trailblazing isn’t easy but it will pay off. 

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Limitations

                         LIMITATIONS

Limitations: A Restriction.

💎Sometimes your freedom/freeness is uncomfortable for those who have limitations. There is a false sense of freedom that many people try to use restrictions to arrest the movement of others. My ability to be fluid is essential to my life. My ability to flow in who I am, from where I have been to where I am going is the moment that is necessary for me. Even if a boulder gets in my way my fluidity can seperate and move around it to come back together to get moving. 

Restrictions and limitations are designed to control. The moment someone operates outside of control restrictions loyalty, faithfulness, commitment and sacrifice is questioned. 

In other instances, limitations can be self inflicted to control the feeling of loss, to control disappointment, to control, to control uncertainty, and heartbreak. I’ve been guilty of self inflected restriction. I have placed limitations on what I thought was possible and closed myself off to possibility because the fear of hurt and disappointment was unbearable to experience. But In the creation of this Diamond, I am learning to experience life outside the boundaries of what is restricted. As the sun rises each day it is another opportunity for me to sparkle and shine.💎

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