SPRING FORTH NOW
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.”
Ruth 1:1-10 (NIV)
Exhale means to breathe out; emit; give off as a vapor. I would suggest to you that to Exhale is to release that which is excess baggage and toxicity to you and what can and should be for your life so as to give clarity to who you are and whom you are becoming. Living in your maximum potential, your authenticity must prevail as you engage the experiences of your life, otherwise, your experiences will dictate to you. Therefore, the kind of projection you give, the sense of confidence and clarity about your position, your direction are critical to keeping yourself in the driver's seat of your life instead of the experience driving you. Often we find ourselves waiting to Exhale, looking for some external force to make the determination for our lives and/or the outcome of our experience, the power is within you. In your experiences, never feel like you are trapped or that you have to settle for what is, exercise your power for you always have options and as you seek and discover the option that keeps you in the driver's seat of your life, choose to drive and your choice will reveal your destination, outcome as you proceed. If in proceeding you find that that you need to adjust, adjust, change course without regret. Remember the power is within you; you have not been given the spirit of fear but that of power, love, and a sound mind, use it and press forward to your higher calling, Breathe: New Life. The story of Ruth shows us that when you find yourself trapped and without options you make choices that lead you to outcomes that are not toward what can and should be for your life, however, you have the power to course correct. Course Correct and Exhale the excessive baggage and toxicity of your life, revealing your authenticity and your choice to live in your life and life more abundantly!