Saturday, July 10, 2010

Now is a good time (revised)

Now is a good time (revised)

It has been a while since my last blog entry.
As I contemplate this new addition and reading some of my past submissions I feel a sense of gratitude for this experience.

My last blog was about the same time I started a loving relationship with my honey. I write when I am inspired, and was beginning to think maybe my inspiration had gone by the way side.

It is six months today since I have been sharing my journey with my honey. Today, I felt compelled to write and happy to say the inspiration has not gone by the way side.

There is a time for everything. Highs and lows and how we look at this cycle and the what we learn from them will help us evolve in our worldly experience.

Ask and you should receive. Knowing that, the Universe always gives us what will help us become a more evolved person. The choices we make, the people in our lives are all part of a greater plan. Do not look into the future to find the solution or the reasons for your happiness, is right here and now.

I was so accustomed to being by myself that sharing my life with somebody else has given me new challenges. It has helped a great deal to know that I am not responsible for somebody else's happiness. My part is to be fully present and accept my partner for who he is and vice versa.

The most important lesson that I have learned is to take time to feel the Oneness and this only happens when you are still. Meditation and prayers are wonderful tools and if they are not your best forms of expression, just be grateful. JB

Josephina Batista

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Happiness, there are many ways to define and is such a subjective emotion or feeling. As I have come to know, happiness is not a transient state in which your mood changes depending on the outcomes you anticipated, nor does it depend on what other people may say or do.

To be truly happy means, knowing you are exactly where you are suppose to be. There is no wanting for things to be different. Allowing life to unfold under the Grace of a higher power other than your own

Happiness is an inner awareness of who you are, not an outer representation of worldly possesions and achievements.

Happiness is living life and enjoying it at the present moment. Live for yourself, be flexible for the changes life brings. When challenges arise, be vigilant for the lesson to be learned and ask God for guidance.

Josephina Batista

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 (draft)

I have so much to say and yet, I find myself at a lost for words.

This has been quite a year. Full of experiences that have changed my life. No words can described the vast range of emotions that I have felt.

I have been on a journey of self discovery. Each experience; however small, unique and life changing. I have laughed, I have cried, I have come to accept that I am, who I am. I am no longer just going through the motions of life without really living.

Each day holds a treasure of self discovery. Every decision, no matter how insignificant holds the power to transform my life. The human experience is richer by the people that are put in our lives to guide our evolution as human beings. I am no longer in a state of " why me" or "Why did it not...". I am not a victim of circumstance, I am a witness of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Acceptance, forgiveness, non-judgement all lessons that keep coming up in my life.
God help me accept things, people as they are. Let me forgive from my heart and not in words alone. May I be free of Judgement of myself and others.

If at the end of the day, I can be at peace with all of the decisions I have made, then that is a good day. I have had a lot of good days this year. I have acted out of my true nature, I have no regrets, I have followed the yearnings of my soul.
To be truly successful in life, One must be flexible; open minded, open hearted and know that every situation works in your favor for the greater good. I must not get hung up on why things did come together as I had envisioned. The biggest realization is knowing that God knows what is best. He may not always give me What I ask, he will give me what will bring the greatest satisfaction on the evolution my spirit.

I would not change any aspect of my life; nor would I wished for things, people and events to have unfolded any differently. My wish for this New Year is that my Faith, my relationship with God will continue to grow stronger. In the end is not the external circumstances that mark a successful life, but that I reached my goal in life and that is simply to be Happy.
Love is all there is.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Being receptive to Holy Guidance

I recently had one of those encounters that I know was a sign from God.

I work in a school and I see kids that have special needs. This angel came to show me the way I should conduct my way of BEING. I have no other way to describing this little girl, except to say I felt the HOLY SPIRIT in her.

There was no wanting what so ever in her. I felt a peaceful presence and I could see her soul in her eyes. The feeling that I got was that it was not this little girl looking at me, but a God himself.

That image has been on my mind since and whenever I feel a bit out of sorts and not present enough in my daily life, I remember that little girl. My goal in life is to be happy and that is what God wants for all of us.

I remember the saying " Be still, and know that I am God". That little girl showed me by just being. I have read many books, I have meditated , I have prayed and did not quite get it. So, God sent me that Angel. Thank you!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walk in someone else's shoes

Everyday I feel grateful for the life God has chosen for me. Sometimes I do not know how good I have it.
Today, I decided take a "sick" day. My biggest decision; should I buy my Uggs boots or upgrade to an I-phone. Treated myself to a nice hamburger for lunch just before going to do my hair. Almost towards the end of my 3 hour hair ordeal, my hairdresser for many years mentions how difficult it is to raise two little boys being a single mother and having to work.
For a split second I could see myself in her shoes and I was filled with compassion. God does know our mission, our purpose in this lifetime, and how dare I ever complaint for minor self induced feel of lack. I am blessed and I must never forget to give Thanks. I must always keep in mind that I have everything I need and more. Thank you God for this life experience.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

There is reason for everything.

It recently dawned on me that God works in mysterious ways. Sometimes I may not understand the reason behind a particular situation , but if I look with the eyes of the Holy Spirit the truth is revealed.

We come across people that are put in our lives to test our true Spirit. Behind every encounter there is a opportunity to grow, challenge our beliefs and strengthen our Faith.

I had such and encounter and although it was brief, it met every criteria that I described above. In my life, I had never come across a person whom I would describe as oppositional and manipulative. I know that is not his True Self, but those are the characteristic which I experienced with this person.

Our encounter caused me many tears and soul searching and forgiveness. I am a much better person for it, Thank God for allowing me to have that experience. This one person is no longer in my life, but God rewarded me by putting people back in my life that I had lost touch with and adding some new people that are kind, giving and compassionate and happy with life . Thank You for your lessons. Love is all there is.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Learning from Adversity

It is always easy to fall back on times of difficulty and only the see the negative. The greatest learning moments come from times of adversity. Each situation good or bad has a life transforming effect. I may experience something over and over until I finally get it and evolve. A situation may not resolve itself until you learn the lesson God wanted you to learn. This is the reason we came to this world, to experience all the lessons and trials that we were meant to learn. Always remember, only love is real!!!