This morning's Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) called, 'Photograph' by Ed Sheeran is one of those songs that takes me directly into a spiritually romantic conversation with God, where I am reminded that everything is as it should be and everything will be okay. I have really been stretching myself lately, feeling somewhat triumphant while at the same time feeling somewhat defeated.
While listening to this song I was reminded of something that God whisphered to me years ago which was, "Loretta, whatever you should be doing with your Life, you've been doing it your whole Life." Just like in today's video below, I couldn't stop doing what I am doing (with this website) if I wanted to. I wouldn't know how to stop, give up, quit or throw in the towel. I have been communicating, writing and talking my entire Life. It's what I do. I am a Gemini, ruled by the planet Mercury, the winged messenger. I am the scribe, the writer, the talker and the messenger of the zodiac. I can't get away from me and my mission if I tried.
In grade school I spent more than my fair share of time in the hallway 'writing' sentences due to my talking. I was a cheerleader, President of Student Council and even gave the morning and afternoon announcements over the 'loud speaker' when I was a senior in high school. Fast forward into my professional Life, for years I held health lectures and workshops, wrote articles for several different holistic magazines and in one particular holistic magazine I had my own "Dear Dr. Standley" column. After being interviewed on the radio one day, the station director offered me my own radio show. Gemini also rules radio, microphones and broadcasting. I am so me! So why play me down, instead I play me Up! Even after converting to Catholicism 15 years ago, the very next week I was asked to be one of the lectors. No matter where I go, there I am, dubbed to step up to my mission and purpose that God laid out for me. And now here I am with this massive website talking to millions of people on the largest communicating platform known to mankind, the world-wide-web. And I mean literally, millions!
Watch the video, listen to the words, have that conversation that God. Agree to step up and take on the mission to be, the you, that He created you to be, because whatever you should be doing with your life, you've been doing it your whole life.
This morning's Musical DLG™ (Musical Download from God™) called, 'One of Us' by Joan Osborne is one of my favorite songs. It's been quite a while since I have heard this song as my morning wake up DLG™ and it left me sitting in the question mark, "What if God was one of us?"
My mind quickly flashed to the little boy in the recent biblically inspired epic film called, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' It's interesting how the writers took a creative license and used a boy as God's human representative to talk to Moses. He was no ordinary little boy. This little boy has profound wisdom. The song also reminded me of one of my all-time favorite TV shows called, 'Joan of Arcardia' who was always being approached by God who revealed Himself to her through other people. Sometimes God showed up as a 6 year old girl, a janitor, a gay man, a coffee shop clerk, a bus driver, a punk rocker or a librarian. What if God was one of us?
This song will likely leave you with a lot to think about, so I will just let it ride and let you sit with it as I have today. Enjoy!~
ONE OF US
by Joan Osborne
"Now get out there, go place yourself UP! and practice being you." -- Dr. Loretta Standley
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