June 28, 2020
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to go pick up my dry cleaning. I love to receive my perfectly cleaned and or tailored garments. There is nothing like stepping into those lovely garments that are soft, with that dry cleaned crisp finish. On my way to the office, it’s like I can hear Outkast’s so fresh and so clean, clean playing in my head like in one of those dope scenes in a movie where the lead looks real cool!
While removing your clothes from the plastic your good feeling is deflated when you realize that the cleaners have put a hard crease in all of your bottoms without your permission. Now you have to return the garments to the cleaners or spend a lot of time trying to remove the stubborn imprinted fold yourself. Either way, you have been inconvenienced and your time has been wasted. Once this mistake happens there is little to no room to maneuver to fix it.
Now the event or meeting that you based all of your logistics on for that perfect outfit is ruined. You made no plan B, and are now left with a bad taste in your mouth and no new direction insight. I imagine putting all of your eggs in one relationship that has gone sour can leave you feeling the same way. The person in your life became everything. All of your movements, thoughts, actions, and inspiration were all derived from one source; them. You never realized how consumed by this other person you had become until their affection for you changed or completely disappeared.
You are now gasping for air, and there is none left in the reserve tank of your soul. The other person was allowed to take up so much space that all the rooms that would offer some sort of relief from the pain are all occupied. While accessing your inner being for a release the sign on the door says full. When you take a deep breath only pain is felt, rather than that fresh spring breeze of self- preservation. This unwanted weight on your soul is causing a blockage of fresh air and compassion.
The message that you receive at the beginning of a flight regarding the proper procedure for using an air mask has never been more clearer. “If the oxygen levels began to plummet, and the air mask is dropped. Please apply your mask to your face, and breathe deep before attempting to assist anyone else”. It’s just as important if not more important to covet the amount of time that you invest in yourself when involved with someone else, as it is when you’re single.
Allowing the spirit to go unnurtured can and will leave you feeling pressed flat!!!