Leadership gift

Humility is one of my deepest gifts to those in power, says the Lord:
With it, power exponentially increases
while the soul stays safe

© Meisaan Chan

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Join my FREE retreat for the unemployed/underemployed: Aug. 12

For those who are struggling with the emotional roller coaster of being unemployed or underemployed, here is a gentle time to reconnect with your self-worth. Being un/underemployed is excruciating: On top of the emotional and physical isolation, you can feel the judgments of society, interviewers, loved ones, and self, on top of financial hardship, anxiety, and more.

It can be hard to lose sight of your intrinsic worth. Come reconnect to your deepest value.

What to expect:

You will be led through a gentle visual meditation of sending your roots deep into your intrinsic self-worth, your unmovable value. No matter the storms you face or the messages you receive from those around you, you will be led to a place of emotional independence from these external messages, to a place of tending, care, grounding, and interconnectedness.

When: Thursday, August 12
Time: 11 AM-12:30 PM CT
Cost: Free

Register: HERE

See you there, my friends. – Meisaan



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God and rage

Rage fills ears
Hear no God
Rage inside now

Rage inside you
God’s voice in
Voice rings like bell

Filled with God
Still use rage
Not used by rage

© Meisaan Chan

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Only when you ask

I do not direct your life, says the Lord – you do.
I follow.
Until that moment you ask me to lead – then I do.
Then you follow.
But I lead only when you ask.

© Meisaan Chan

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Your next step

You are whole, says the Lord
but you haven’t claimed it yet –
this is your next step
this is your next healing

© Meisaan Chan

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When I am your only food

When I am your only food, says the Lord,
Let them leave you!
When I am your only food,
let them adore you!
Both are equal: You are fed

When you feed on them:
Desperation

© Meisaan Chan

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Mary before the angel

All souls need preparation –
(even Jesus needed 30 years)
while she, a child!
(her whole life a mere 13, perhaps)
How did she prepare
to be annihilated by yes?

© Meisaan Chan

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Peace and stumbling

Peace be with you, you say:
Stumbling on the path
means that you are on the path

© Meisaan Chan

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A caution on praise and criticism

Praise is more dangerous than criticism
but we can latch onto both

Praise and criticism evaluate what we do,
while we often allow them to evaluate
who we are

© Meisaan Chan

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The power of response

The more you can master your emotions,
which requires self-discipline and vigilance
the more you will respond to life, not react

© Meisaan Chan

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