Sunday, June 27, 2010

Out of the Hat Box

As much as I hate to admit it, I don't like change. I'm not talking about the change I find in the bottom of my purse, but the kind of change that is life altering and paradigm shifting in nature. In fact, I've come to the conclusion that most of us if not all of us REALLY don't like change. We want things to be stable and have some sense of predictability. We want if not need to maintain a sense of normalcy in our daily lives and we rarely if ever do much to alter that. Most of the changes that occur in our lives have to do with outside influences that are out of our control: death, sickness in yourself or a loved one, accidents, someone else making decisions that affect us, and so on. . . Well, the time has come for me to make a change in my life that has already begun to alter it. I am Chanisha Rashaan Cochran-Wilson: I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a writer, an artist, and most of all a child of God. I am a royal Princess with the King of Kings for a Father. I have always worn all these hats but have been content to settle in with just wearing the wife and mom hat while ignoring the other hats sitting in the back of the closet. They have been screaming to be taken out of the hat box and into the light. Even the princess hat took a back seat for a while. My life has been the equivalent of wearing a baseball cap or silken nightcap everywhere I go even to formal functions when I have such a dazzling array of awe-inspiring hats to show off for the right occasions. It just doesn't look right! I allowed my fear of not wanting to make waves or not wanting to outshine others to hinder me from being the whole person God has called me to be. So as you can see, my blog has made some changes. There is a new look on my blog. I am changing my focus and taking it off of myself and placing it on the world around me. I am putting my "business" (literally) out in the street as I prepare to finish and publish two books and pursue other business endeavors. Be looking out for my posts on various blogs and ministries as I encounter them. Also feel free to comment and/or click the Follow button on the right of the screen and join me in my new journey. It's always nice to know who's watching and perhaps we can learn a lot from one another. Happy New Week!


Tangie said...

Well, Ms. CeCe. We are glad to see you sportin' your beautiful hats once again. Something you said struck me. You mentioned that were cautious about not outshining others. Marianne Williamson's poem, Our Deepest Fear, came to my mind: "Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." So, go on and sport those hats, sistah! We've been waiting for you. ;-)

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