Hi! You know I do
not usually stop to take pictures on my morning runs (mainly it’s usually too
dark anyway haha), but today was an exquisite exception. Since my Shift in consciousness six years
ago, I have taken a lot more interest in birds.
I mean…they fly! How cool is
that? I also noticed them more in the
mornings and the evenings…sunrise and sunset.
It’s like a ritual. They just all
sit out there welcoming the sun and then saying goodnight. Like loving friends. I could not help but to stop and take this
picture this morning because it looked to me to be a family. Mom and dad and their two kids. Just watching the sunrise and basking in its
warmth on this chilly Texas morning.
They reminded me of something that really kind of gave me
goosebumps a few years ago when I went to this running store called Red Coyote
Running in OKC. I finally was able to
get a good analysis of my running technique, stride, foot strike et al. They video you running on a treadmill and
then run it in slow motion. I thought it
was amazing but the thing that struck me the most was that every time the next
footfall comes…both feet are suspended in the air for the briefest moment. But…that’s like half the time I am running
that I am airborne? That is so awesome. 50% of my runs (and everyone actually) I am
flying just a little bit above the earth.
That is an incredible feeling when you put it into perspective. I mean I know I can never actually take
flight into the air but…I am…sort of.
On the flip side, with roller skating, I really open my
wings and soar. I Thrive. With my jam shuffle skate my feet are
generally always on the floor but the feeling…I am up in the air.
I’m laughing at myself now because I am thinking of INFJs
and how self-contradictory we can be.
How can I be part cat and yet be like a bird? I love it.
Take care everyone.
Let’s pray for healing this world in these uncertain times!
I had never heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test
until I went to my “majors” school (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth in the summer of
2015. Apparently, they like to get a
little psychological snapshot assessment of the students before the school year
starts. It turned out that I was the
only INFJ in my small group (15 of us per classroom). Not the only introvert to be sure but it
interested me to dive a little deeper into what this extra label I took on meant
Famous INFJ’s include Oprah, Nelson Mandela and……Adam Sandler? Interesting. Allegedly this particular group I fell into is a very small percentage of the world, 1-2%. Wow. Made sense why I felt so utterly different than the majority, however, it was only two short years before this test that I found I was on more the empathic side. Funny how INFJ’s have been called, The Mystic, The Counselor, and………Empath. So, I was like, Ohhhhhh ok, my labels have all kind of merged together in the same group, INFJ.
There was something else about this INFJ/Empath that helped
me get through all my school years, Marines, Army, virtually everything. The Chameleon. I suppose it’s kind of like a natural defense
mechanism where I was always able to blend in so well. Except for the past few years. I dropped the defense and just allowed Me to
come through. When I had my Shift in consciousness,
I was able to finally stand in my own strength of Who I Am without fear of repercussion
of trying to “fit in” anymore.
It was humorous though when someone in our small group at CGSC found something about the Star Wars character equivalence to the 16 Myers-Briggs personality traits. Good ole Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Counselor. Wait, not just Obi-Wan! From Star Wars: A New Hope, we first meet him as Ben Kenobi. Hey! I’m Ben too! Perfect.
Have a wonderful day, my friends, and if you are an INFJ reading this and are having problems in life then please feel free to drop me a line! Wait a minute, it doesn’t matter if you are an INFJ or not. ANYone having any problems dealing with anything and would like some outside, neutral guidance, then please feel free to drop a line 🙂