Many things are opening back up in Atlanta. Some companies are mandating a return to the office for three days a week. Although in the past two years, employees have shown that working from home is productive.
I must be honest. I am terrified about going back into a building with people. They come with energy— some good, but others are not authentic. Being around those negative, controlling, complaining, and even competitive people can be draining.
I’ve spent so much time elevating my energy to a place of calm that I simply, cannot afford for contrasting energies to shift my life force.
Believe it or not, when drama, chaos, unkindness, retaliation, bitterness, and dishonesty enters our space, it’s attracted to something that’s within us. If that is not the case, their mission is to drain & destroy. Too often, these external dysfunctions are simply a mirror of our hearts or joy killers.
In the book, the Game of Life and how to play it, Florence Scovel Shinn says, “The invisible forces are ever working for the man who is always “pulling strings” himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract.”
I know this firsthand because it happened to me. When I exaggerate the truth, which is a lie, someone lies on me. When I’m selfish, fearful, and, worried, my money flow dries up. When I’m unforgiving, my life goes into complete disarray, my mind into anxiety, and my sleep disturbed. Like clockwork, everything is thrown off.
The hosts of the Beloved Queens Podcast, have made this our mantra, “Queens nuh do drama.” That’s Jamaican Patois, but in English, it means, “Queens do not engage in drama!” We’re allergic to it.
This became our anthem because up until the pandemic, Queen Trina & I were magnets for people and their problems. If we simply went out in public, strangers or friends would start dumping their issues on us. We, in turn, would take it on, and have sleepless nights over someone else’s problem.
Until we fasted together. One morning during our meditation, the Holy Spirit said these words to us clearly. “You have a Savior Complex, and instead of running into burning buildings, you should point people to me, so that I can fix their issues!”
It was in January 2021, that we committed to leaving the drama in the rare view mirror of life. Here’s what we learned about drama:
- Those who label others as dramatic are the ones creating a divergent to hide their flaws.
- Drama Kings & Queens are masters of disguise, like Chameleons, they feel if I make you look bad, I will look good.
- In the end, they’re pretending to blend in but all they want is attention.
In moments when the sky seems to be falling, I have learnt to keep focused on “the one” whose promises are consistent. This year my motto is this, “Whatever is meant for evil, will turn out for my good,” Nehemiah 13:2. I don’t care what it looks like, this is my resolve.
Here is the thing, God knows the good, the bad & ugly before it hits our lives. When He allows the ugly or the bad, we must pause and ask ourselves, “What overwhelming victory is the enemy trying to distract me from?
For me, I picture the enemy as a little spoiled brat seeking attention & when he cannot get his way with me, like a child he throws a tantrum. When I first became a mother, every book or article I read said, to ignore the Brattish behavior. Walk away from all that kicking and screaming, and when the child realizes that he’s not getting attention, he usually calms down. Unfortunately, some adults act like children.
We may be surprised at the actions of people. Our Father God is not. He created the chessboard of life and knows every single move, we could ever make. He knows the next move for your life, even when everything seems dark.
So if you’re worried about your next, talk to Our Father about it. The great Bob Marley says it best. “Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright!”
Meds on This
The waves of panic are rolling in on me.
My heart is skipping several beats.
My breath is quick and fleeting because trouble has visited me.
What will I do?
Who will I call?
Everything is confusing, I cannot bear this at all.
God, how could you allow this?
My child, as I calmed raging storms in the past.
Watch me arise to work on your behalf.
Follow me, listen & obey.
I’m not a God that lies
I mean every word I say.
I am here.
I will protect.
I will provide.
You’ve seen nothing yet!
Keep your eyes on me like I told Peter during the storm.
Soon the water meant to drown you,
Will carry you safely home.
and the show
It is financial literacy month and the hosts of The Beloved Queens Podcast tackles all things money and relationships. The Podcast is a year old with two season for you to binge on. The hosts are Caribbean immigrants living in Atlanta. Our team consists of a journalist, finance guru and entrepreneur. All wives and mothers discussing the taboo topics in human relationships.
These Queens have the most authentic sauce for our everyday life! It’s the type of raw & unfiltered convo that we often times have with our best friends & sisters. Must listen! Start your week off right! (
This is a breath of fresh air, I love listening to you guys, it’s like a friend zone. Keep doing a wonderful job.
Where did all the money go?
Money brings us security, opportunity, prestige but for far too many it’s associated with fear. In this episode, the Queens explore this fear, and also shines the light on Black Tax in America, money given to family out of a sense of obligation. It’s quite similar in immigrant communities all across America.
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