Where Are You Rooted

Beauty Speaks Life and inspiration

Hey Beauties. I was watching this new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network called “Greenleaf” and I have to say that the show really goes there if you know what I mean. In one of the episodes, the story of Jesus giving a blind man his vision, in the book of Mark, is mentioned. Mark chapter 8 verses 23-25 says “So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then He spit on the man’s eyes and placed His hands on him. “Can you see anything?” He asked. The man looked up and said, “I can see the people, but they look like trees walking around. Once again Jesus placed His hands on the man’s eyes, and when he opened them his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly.

The show mentions this story but also goes on to explain part of its meaning. One of the characters is asked “How are men like trees walking,” and she says that it means “we are rooted in something. Like trees. Rooted in friends, family or God I guess.”

What she said caused me to reflect on myself. It pushed me to think about what I was rooted in and what I should not be rooted in. I started with friends and I asked myself is there anyone in my life who should not be or who I don’t really need to be all that close with. Then I thought about family and went on to think about who I may have been neglecting since I have been away at school and who I don’t really need to continue to talk to so that I may have peace of mind.

It also caused me to think about all the worldly things around me. Have I been too focused on them and forgot that the ultimate thing I should be rooted in first, for me, is God? Then I began to wonder if I have really been working as hard as I can on my college career, and have I really been pushing myself to be as great as I can be? Am I rooted in negative things that are bad for my health?

Whether it be a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, the food you eat, what you drink, certain things you say, someone you look up to, where you are living, where you are working, every person and thing in your life are all apart of your roots. Sometimes you have to take the time to reflect so you can see that there are some roots that need to be severed so they do not ruin all the other crops. So you may have to let go of that friend that does not wish you well, he may have to start eating in a way that says “no I’m not losing a foot from diabetes,” or maybe she has to remind herself to remain humble because we are nothing without the heavenly father, or maybe he/she needs to stop allowing their ego to cloud their judgment for examples.

Beauties, I had to reconsider everything that is in me and around me. Through doing so, I was able to decide which roots I’m going to cut, which ones I’m going to keep, and what I plan to do to allow those roots to remain strong in positivity so that I may bear fruit.

Now, what you are about and what your involved in (your roots) create the vibe and aura people step in when they are around you, because your roots are apart of who you are. We can no longer remain connected to roots that are not bringing any proper nourishment to our lives, because if we are not bearing good fruit then all we will have to offer each other is negativity. I don’t know about you but I don’t want people to feel a negative vibe around me once they are in my presence. I want to spread love where ever I go. What about you?



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