OMG, it’s been five whole days, since I last posted!!! Bad me!!! Okay, now that I’ve scolded myself, let’s get back to blogging. So, I’ve not taken the time to pen a new post, but that doesn’t mean, I’ve not been doing, absolutely, jack spit. Of course I’ve been doing my MORNING TALK WITH RED HAWK SHOW, I’m now up to six episodes, make sure you take a listen, when you have time. I’ve also been networking, which takes up time, within itself. One of the people I’ve been networking with, I met her in a group on facebook, and guess what, we’re in the same city. What were the chances of that, I mean, really? Anywho, this individual is trying to make something powerful happen, aren’t we all??? Well, not some of us, some of us, are a part of the problem, instead of trying to come up with solutions, but that’s okay, long as you who are reading this, are in the solution line, that’s all I’m concerned about, right now. So, this individual, has a cause, yes, a lot of us have causes, but this cause is so great, because not only does it bring awareness to a huge problem, it also brings a solution, that is a healer. My new friend, Ms. Marshelle Woodland, also known as, Ms. Woody, by her comedic stage name, has taken on bullying! This video gives you insight into what she had to endure, because of a bullying boss, at work. By Ms. Woody, also being a comedienne, she has also started a campaign to raise funds and more awareness, for her cause, through her business, http://www.midwestshowmefunnyentertainment.com/Home_Page.html. Please, share this information, as I have, so that we can help heal the world, one cause, one day, one person, at a time. Until next time…LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
“One day at a time sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m askin’ of you, just give me the strength, to do every day, what I have to do, yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine Lord, help me today, show me the way, one day at a time…” those are the lyrics of a song, that I grew up listening to. It must have been instilled, as it is how I live my life, today, many moons, from my childhood Society puts “due dates” on stuff, have you fretting about the future, will I be able to make the deadline? I’m now 47 years, young, and when I tell you that, for the most part, I try not to look at due dates, except to have a clue as to, WHEN, THEY expect, things to take place. The way that I live, it’s on a first come, first served basis. It’s on a, I’ll see what I can do, basis. What I have learned is, that, when I can’t, GOD WILL. He’ll make a way, out of no way, He’ll make sure that my concerns, my cares, are taken care of. When I tell you that, I don’t be having a clue, as to WHEN, but I do know that, He WILL, and that is why I’m writing today. Right now, I’m in a very critical period in my life, one where I have NO CHOICE, but to trust God. Things are so jacked up, that, I’m relying solely on my faith, and my knowledge that, “HE’S NEVER FORSAKEN THE PRAYERS/PRAISES OF THE RIGHTEOUS”. Today, I knew that I needed Him to work on my behalf, and if you listened to my, MORNING TALK WITH THE RED HAWK SHOW, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theredhawk1967/2015/01/14/morning-talk-with-the-red-hawk, you heard my prayer, and guess what, HE DELIVERED!!!!!
This is basically my praise report, so that those who are waiting on a miracle, waiting on their break-thru, waiting on God to answer their prayer…HOLD ON, CHANGE IS COMING. Try to think of everything in a, ONE DAY AT A TIME, motion, get thru that day’s issue, and let tomorrow take care of itself. Until next time, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
Self-worth, what does it mean to you? I looked it up, to see what the “authorities” had to say about it. It was as I had thought. So, again I ask, self-worth, what does it mean to you? What it means to me is, I no longer feel obligated to do things that do not serve my needs. As someone who has given, given, given, I had to learn how to say no, and not feel bad about it. What I found was, people don’t mind asking for your time, your energy, your anything, if it’s serving them, but you have to ask yourself, what am I really getting out of this? Is this going to serve an IMMEDIATE need? And see, we ALL have immediate needs, and the time has come and gone for doing stuff, just to be doing it. And trust, that doesn’t mean that I’ll never give of myself again, just means, I’m being more selective, on where I spend my time, energy and services. Case in point, in the past, I was so focused on doing good deeds, hoping and praying that they would pan out, and one day, I looked up, and I had sunk deeper and deeper into financial need, because I chose to focus on giving, instead of getting, and my time, energy and service, had not been fairly compensated for, yet, I had made a difference in people’s lives. Which by the way, isn’t hard to do, as it is my passion and my purpose, all intertwined into my destiny. Learning to value myself, comes at a hard price. Those who are used to me giving, giving, giving, and once I started declining, declining, declining, could not understand who I had become. “Who are you to turn me down, I’ve always been able to count on you,” they question me, inside their heads? I hate to disappoint, but I, myself am in a very disappointing position, as I look up under every rock to try to save myself and those who are supposed to be able to depend on me, and those are my children. This year, 2015, I will put out into the Universe, I VALUE MYSELF, I VALUE MYSELF, I VALUE MYSELF, and pray that others will one day shout, I VALUE YOU, I VALUE YOU, I VALUE YOU, and show it. Until next time, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
Who am I to think that I have the right to ask for help, when I need it? This is the question that was on my mind, when I woke up to a shinning sun. After thanking God for His grace in seeing fit, that I make it into another day, I started to ponder the question in my mind, and this is the conclusion that I have come to. I have the right to ask for help, financial help, simply because I am no better than the beggar on the street, who has the nerve to ask for help from complete strangers. There once was a time, when my pride would not let me open my mouth, in this case, type my need to anyone. I would quietly go before the Lord and petition Him for my needs, but that was before I became a person of service. Once I became a giver of myself, through my time and energy, and gifts, as a spiritual worker, I felt like I had the right to ask. Countless people, have taken advantage of my, “make you feel better,” presence, as I encouraged them through my writings, made them smile, or have a hardy laugh, through something I said on one of my videos, or just plan inspired or motivated them to go on. And I’m not saying that they OWE me anything, as much as I’m saying, that in my time of need, to ask from people that I know I have helped in the past, present and probably in the future, should not be something to be questioned. I wrote the poem below, over 20 plus years ago, when I was taking public transportation, and someone asked me for some change. I didn’t know this person from Adam, nor Eve, but I felt compelled to give, why, because they had asked. In my opinion, being a beggar and being turned down, has got to be one of the most degrading things, to the human spirit, especially when you have a genuine need. Most beggars on the streets, the ones who you can tell, haven’t much left by way of pride, have a drive that won’t allow them to give up. They are trying to survive and for all the “nos,” one “yes” could mean the difference between if they eat or not, that particular day. I’m not that beggar on the street, but knowing my financial situation, and my need for assistance at THIS time, has given me the drive that I need, simply because I know that this situation is temporary, as it has always been, from time to time. There will come a day, when I will be the giver again, from the abundance that I know is included within my destiny, but until then, and only until then, I will continue to ask, when I am in need.
Beggar, beggar on the street
who knows, who you could be
maybe you’re the man, who once had fortune and fame
but now you can’t even remember, your very own name
Beggar, beggar in the rain
who knows, how much suffering and pain
you have endured in your life on the street,
praying for a kind heart to meet
Beggar, beggar, what happened to you
you once wore the finest, dresses and shoes
passing by, turning everyone’s head
but now they look at you, with pity and dread
Beggar, beggar, how did you fall
from once having everything, to nothing at all
how did you let it all slip down the drain
sleeping in the snow of winter, and in the spring rain
Beggar, beggar, here’s my last dime
who’s to know, what’s brought on by time
I, myself, could be in your shoes
begging or stealing, for a piece of food
Beggar, beggar, it is your task
to spend this dime that you have asked
in the way in which you said
for in the Good Book, I have read
not to worry about what comes of my deed
for many will ask, out of pure greed
just as long as I do my part and give sincerely, from my heart.
~page 69 of, My Naked Mind, An Intimate Collection of Poetry~
Sometimes it helps when you know a little something about a person, instead of preconceived notions. I try to be as transparent as I can be, and for some, it’s a bit much, but I can only be, who I am. I’m rough around the edges, when I’m at my best and my worst, and some consider that rude, but for those who REALLY know me, they know that my heart is as soft, as a newborn baby’s tush. Sorry for the visual. Anyway, I thought I’d share a video with you, so that you can get a grasp of who this crazy woman is, the one who appears to have no shame, when it comes to asking for what she needs. And trust me, there is shame, but it’s being overshadowed by my need to make a difference in first, my life, then the lives of others. Until next time, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
I’ve got my blinders on, and until I secure an outside-the-house job, I will do my damnedest to make something happen here at home. See, I know my purpose and my passion, and reluctantly, I seek alternatives to the life-style that I have become accustomed to, for the past ten years. One that allows me the freedom to move and breath as I so choose, one that allows me to be available to, not only my children, but my mother as well. When I think about working on someone’s clock and not being able to take my daily walk with mommi, it saddens me. When we’re walking, even in the frigid weather of late, we both agree that if not for our walk, neither one of us, would be getting any exercise. I sure don’t wanna give that up. At 76 and 47, who knows, our daily walks could be preserving me and mother’s lives. Getting back on topic, I’m determined to continue on this at-home journey and just yesterday, Spirit whispered the words, “pay it forward” to me, as I was headed towards the bathroom. So I turned back around, headed to my computer and typed in, “pay it forward”…and discovered another way to raise funds for my cause. Not sure if I’ll get any donations, but you best believe, when Spirit whispers something to me, I follow the directive. As a spiritual worker, it is my duty to recognize the voice of Spirit and either deliver the messages given to me for someone else, or to follow directives, as to not miss out on things for lack of action on my part. So with that being said, I present to you my “give-forward” campaign. Please share this information, as your time and energy is also a donation, in my eyes. Until next time, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
so this is facebook, the land of challenges, where people readily sometimes make fools of themselves, for the sake of completing A challenge. well i, Red Hawk, challenge each person reading this, to reach DEEP in your pockets and pull out $5.00 dollars (my co-host came up with this price) to help support the efforts of me, Trisha Martin, a.k.a. Red Hawk. where will your dollars be spent??? let me run it down for you:
1. getting my vehicle back up and running, mainly, so that my 76 year old arthritic mother, can ride in “comfort” again, without braving this bitter winter season. ~if she has to walk, WE will~
2. getting the two windows that are broken out of our home fixed, the leaking roof, the kitchen sink that won’t work, basically house repairs that have gone undone, simply because we can’t afford to get them done.
3. winter attire for the whole family. without adequate cash flow, we’ve had to layer up, and make it do what it does, most times, we just stay put.
4. medical insurance for the WHOLE house. obamacare has missed us twice, but thankfully, we’re pretty healthy. but on the occasion that we’ve had to get medical attention, the boys, not me, i just added it to my debt.
5. will help finance the talk show, i.e. new computer, webcam, anything else needed to do what it is that i do, and that’s make a difference in people’s lives, by way of my talk show, STRAIGHT TALK WITH RED HAWK.
sidenote: send donations to: firstname.lastname@example.org viawww.paypal.com
~those are the main things that your $5.00 dollars will be used for~
I am an entrepreneurial spirit. I have given birth to many creative “offspring” over the course of a century, here is one of my latest. After working online in various spiritual communities, I decided to branch off on my own, and offer my potential clients a less expensive way to get the help they came to get from me, whilst I was working on a platform. This is my offering, Life Advice by Divine Order. Please check out the entire site and send me an email by way of the contact form, to let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you. Until then, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on this site, actually I had forgotten about it. Well anyway, an email stating that someone had started following it, alerted me that it was still here, and since it’s here, I might as well utilize it. Looks like I created it in 2013, two years ago, and boy, has so much happened since that time. My last posting highlighted my broadcasted talk show, Straight Talk with Red Hawk, and unfortunately, I’ve not done an in-front-of-the-camera show in ages, something that I am not happy with, but I’ve not been sitting here playing with my fingers either. As a matter of fact, I’ve started several other avenues of creative expression and even have a nightly talk show, co-hosting with someone else. Which brings me to this post. I’m still in the advice business and would love to use this website as a platform. Please bring me your issues, so that I can continue doing what it is, that I love to do, and that is helping you to have a more fulfilling life, through the sharing of my insights and wisdom. Until next time, LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.