Archive | February 2017

Releasing Fear and Living in the Now; a Life Lesson Presented in High Definition

Like my dear husband loves to say… it’s not the years, it’s the mileage.

Fear and Doubt.  There are no uglier words in the human language.  Like Garth Brooks once said “Learning to live again is killing me.”  It’s kinda like that.  Releasing fear and doubt, that’s the key to truly living a life of joy and abundance.

Last year, I began to experience some issues with my hip.  While grocery shopping one day, I was standing (yes, standing… as in still, not moving, not leaning, not reaching, etc) and perusing the shelf in front of me to contemplating which item would be preferable for a better dinner experience that evening (fancy way of saying did we want bowtie, spaghetti or rotini).  That is exactly when I felt this sickening sliding sensation in the hip area, a bright burst of pain, and my leg caved under me.  Thankfully, I had one hand on the cart still and was able to catch myself!  For days, I could barely walk because of the pain and sleeping was sporadic at best so I made a doctor’s appointment.

Let the fun begin… ugh.  They poked, twisted, prodded, poked some more, and then finally sent me for an x-ray.  The x-ray showed no breaks (well, duh… I think I would have noticed if I’d fallen and broken my hip, come on now!) but nothing else.  So, they chalked it up to old Arthur Itis, sent me home with a prescription for pain pills that I would never take, and called it good.  Pain pills don’t fix anything, so that just wasn’t happening but I figured I’d wait awhile and see if it got better while taking the anti-inflammatory they had given me.  It didn’t.  The only thing I noticed a difference in was the frequency of that sharp, excruciating pain that shot down my leg and caused me to look like part of a 3 Stooges movie.

Doctor appointment #2… poking, prodding, twisting, review of the x-ray.  No further tests ordered.  No help given except asking if I wanted more pain pills.  I get it, I’m no spring chicken anymore, but I know that this isn’t just arthritis.  I felt defeated, like a number on a chart that was just being filed away.  So for months I just dealt with it, and I learned how to make the best of the days  it was bearable.

Enter 2017

I was ecstatic to be able to return to the trusted doctor that I had seen for many years (thank you to dear hubby’s employer Toyota Motor Manufacturing for offering the great insurance!)  I recounted the story to him, and he said “So, they only did an x-ray?  That’s it?”  I confirmed that had been the extent of any testing done.  He shook his head and said “That’s not going to show them anything unless you broke it!  I’m sure this is soft tissue damage, which means you need an MRI.  It sounds like your hip has been subluxating (for us non-doctor folk, that’s popping in and out of the socket, LOL). If that’s the case, then this could have been causing more and more damage over the past year with each incident.”  There was an unpleasant conversation that followed, with worst case scenarios.

So, now we have an MRI scheduled for next week.  I was a mess after the doctor visit.  All those “what if’s” running through my brain, I couldn’t even function the rest of the day.  I was trying my best to focus, but it just wasn’t happening.  Anything I read I had to re-read multiple times just to comprehend; I went into another room to do/get something and couldn’t remember what; dinner was late because I couldn’t even wrap my head around the steps of making something that I’d been making for 20 plus years.  I just felt restless in my own skin, agitated, like I needed to be doing something, constantly.

Releasing Fear

The problem?  Fear.  I was not in a place of lReleasing Fear - I Release fear and doubt and I only entertain thoughts that serve my highest good - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.comove anymore, fear was taking hold of me.  Silently, I allowed it to take my hand and wildly encourage me to run naked and afraid through the streets of my psyche, destroying my inner peace.  I knew better, but at that time my mind wasn’t even grasping that… simply because I wasn’t living in the NOW.  All those worries… wasted energy.  It doesn’t help a single thing; all it does is take away the joy of your present moment.   Even worse, you are putting that negativity out into the Universe, who in kind is thinking that is exactly what you are trying to manifest!  See the problem here?

Thankfully, I have a wonderful family (including soul-family) who were there to help pull me back from the ledge on which my psyche had crawled out upon.  It took a few days of talking, meditating, and praying to finally calm myself enough that I could think clearly again.  Once there, I was able to put my typical practices into play… releasing fear and doubt.

God said he would take our burdens upon himself if we just ask, so I did.  I told Him that I believed in His divine plan and in His divine timing, and I had faith all was as it should be.  Then, I released it all.  With a mighty sweep of Angels’ wings accompanied by the chorus of their heavenly voices, all was well.  Yeah, so I have a flair for the dramatic, I know.  But seriously, I felt so much lighter and so much more focused.  Where fear had been, love now resided once again.

The TL;DR

Trust in the journey.  Have faith that all is as it should be.  Believe in the big picture, divine plan and divine timing.  All will work out for the Highest good!

Love and Light y’all!

~ Starr

 

Daily Affirmation February 24, 2017

The Universe Knows my Dreams and I am Excited to See the Magic that will Unfold Before Me - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

The Universe Knows my Dreams and I am Excited to See the Magic that will Unfold Before Me – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 23, 2017

I am Raising my Vibration through the Power of Love - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

I am Raising my Vibration through the Power of Love – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 22, 2017

I am Attuned to the Frequency of Love and Abundance - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

I am Attuned to the Frequency of Love and Abundance – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 17, 2017

I am Training my Mind to Release Old Patterns and I am Creating a Happy Life - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

I am Training my Mind to Release Old Patterns and I am Creating a Happy Life – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 16, 2017

I Live with Joy and Divine Purpose - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

I Live with Joy and Divine Purpose – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 15, 2017

My every action is an expression of Kindness and Compassion - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

My every action is an expression of Kindness and Compassion – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

The World is Your Valentine!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

Yes, I realize this is one of the most commercial days of the year.  Yes, I realize not everyone is a relationship.  But, here’s the way I see it…

I love you this much

There is so much hatred and divisiveness in this world every day that a day to celebrate love is welcomed!  No one says you need to spend money to celebrate.  There are plenty of ways to show love without spending a dime.

  • Write a poem for your loved one: This is something that will move them beyond words, no matter how well you write.
  • Do a chore for them (wash dishes, clean the bathroom, mop the floor, etc.)
  • Give them some special time… run a nice bath for them, give them a massage, rub their feet, etc.
  • Make dinner or a dessert for them, even Rice Krispies treats would work… it’s the thought that counts!
  • Watch their favorite movie with them

I think you get the point… The gift of your time is precious!

Okay… so, maybe you aren’t in a relationship?  Well then, let the world be your Valentine!

  • Practice a random act of kindness
  • Pick up litter from your neighbor’s yard
  • Volunteer at a local homeless or pet shelter
  • Leave a kind note for a co-worker
  • Compliment the checkout clerk
  • Carry the groceries for a single, overworked mother
  • Read to the elderly at a nursing home

Trust me, there are SO many ways to spread love that don’t require money.  Just something small, even a smile, can make all the difference in someone’s day.  When you give someone the gift of yourself, that’s the greatest gift of all. When someone makes time for you, doesn’t that make you feel wonderful? When you know they are making an effort to be with you, to do something special for you… doesn’t that make your heart swell?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to pass that same feeling on to someone else?  Pay it forward!

Help us renew love throughout the world today, please.  Every thought that comes from Love raises the vibration the Universe.  We need that now more than ever.

Love, Light and Hugs my Valentines!

~ Starr

 

Daily Affirmation February 14, 2017

I Release everything that blocks Love Prosperity and Abundance - I am Ready to live the life of my Dreams - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

I Release everything that blocks Love Prosperity and Abundance – I am Ready to live the life of my Dreams – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com

Daily Affirmation February 13, 2017

Kindness is my Currency and I Happily Pay It Forward - Starr Williams - starbornstrangers.com

Kindness is my Currency and I Happily Pay It Forward – Starr Williams – starbornstrangers.com