Life moves fast.
Time to slow it down.
To reflect on my journey and see where I’ve been.
I’ve been to hell and back, in purgatory I had a home.
Never really free,
Never the true me.
Didn’t really think that the suffering would end.
That my soul and body would fuse back together and mend.
Over time my progress was slow but my life was changing.
Putting one step in front of the other like my life was in training.
I need to be thankful.
God has saved me.
He has provided.
I am thankful for,
My life,
My wife,
My children,
My job,
And my mental health advocacy.
My higher power has raised me from the dead.
I am thankful.

What is the message?
What could it be?
It’s a simplified life,
Which has been bestowed in me.
To deliver it simply,
Is all I want to achieve.
To put it out to see and hear,
But it’s up to you in what you believe.
Not to change your mind, or push an idea.
Just to free your mind, without any fear.
Open and honest is what I believe, see it for yourself, for what you want to achieve.
I want to achieve freedom, to soar with the eagles in the open sky.
Not to persuade or judge, or leave with a question ending with, why?
I believe in God the Father, the Son that never sets.
If it wasn’t for the Father, the Son would never have been sent.
For that, I believe in Jesus Christ, who saves me from my sins. He knows my woes, he’s heard my cries , on my knees when I’d repent.

Looking at today,
Was it good?
If not,
Was there focus?
I lose focus under distractions.
Distracting me to lose my focus.
The power of God has my focus.
Under that focus comes peace.
Peace is God.
God is peace.
Anything else is noise.
In that noise comes trouble because my purpose becomes polluted.
Peace, joy, and happiness is my purpose. Anything that takes that away is noise.
Because anything that can take away my peace, joy, and happiness without anything good coming out of it is a distraction.
It is very clear to me that God is my provider so I won’t waste away the day worrying about things that I cannot change. Because I will lose my focus, peace, joy, and happiness.

What is the meaning of life?
When we’re born into this life, isn’t it from the act of love?
What separates us from this love?
A separation from God? A separation from ourselves? If we are made in his likeness, isn’t that the same thing?
I believe we are all created in God’s likeness and that we all are manifested from his love.
The reason I say this is because I was thinking about the human spirit and what drives it? Is it greed? Or materialism? If so, I believe we’re not living in that love.
If it’s acts of kindness or selflessness, then we are living in that love.
How are we to live in this way of being? Simple.
“Love each other as I have loved you”. John 15:12 NIV
My belief system is defined by Jesus Christ and his teachings. His greatest commandment was simply, love. I love the simplicity.
Why do all of us make life so complicated? Human nature, I guess.
In life, I believe we all have to be reminded to keep it simple. I know in my life with the hustle of living life on life’s terms I make this simple rule complicated. I always have to remind myself to keep it simple.

Practice simple acts of kindness.

I’m finding when I want to be creative and have no inspiration, it’s because of my ego.
A friend of mine from the past once told me what she believed ego stood for, “Edging God Out”.
When I think of that statement it really makes sense.
When you’re “Edging God Out”, you’re not attuned to the spirit. When that happens you’re only thinking of yourself. Then we build up walls around ourselves and aren’t able to release the negatives that grow inside of us.
When attuned to the spirit and not our ego, We are in harmony within ourselves. Because we are not only looking at ourselves but all of creation as one.
I believe when we are in harmony, we are all one. That’s what inspires me.
Have you ever been on a job working with others and the job goes easy?
Is it because you had differences, or was it because you were working together?
I believe the job went easy because you were working in unison.
That’s a lot like living within the spirit and not the ego.
As a creative person, when there’s no inspiration in my life, my life is not in harmony. That’s my indicator that my ego has taken over. My next step is to break down the walls, get myself balanced, and live within the spirit.
Breaking down the walls,
Letting go of the ego.
Watching as it falls,
My inspiration will show.

Searching for myself piece by piece,
Like a puzzle scattered in front of me.
Searching for a reason,
So I can truly see.
Clearing my eyes,
The vision is there.
Focus is there,
Please don’t mind the stare.
The new dawn is what I see,
What does that mean to me?
The dawn is the power of the sun,
It’s when I’m at my best,
It’s when I have my fun.
With each new day I feel the pulse,
I’m alive,
In the moment,
Attuned to the presence of the spirit, the force.
The force is what drives me.
God in his Glory.
He revived me.
Only through him I’ve been saved.
Without him I’m enslaved.
Freedom has a name,
My savior.
In him I’m attuned.
He was the missing piece.
-Jason Insalaco

When change is needed.
When the prayers are answered.
When your own strength isn’t enough.
Rely on God.
Pray for clarity and open doors. To see where you are going. We all need clarity in our own journey.
When your vision is clear and your prayers are answered.