Have you ever licked your dry, ashy, cracked lips and realized that your smelly saliva only dried your lips out even more? And that it was only until you drank plenty of water and put some Shea Moisture on your life that conditions improved?

It’s truly amazing how my spirituality evolves when I listen. Now, when I am prompted by my intuition or soul, I take notes.

Earlier, I was reading a brief conversation being had online and after it’s conclusion, with laser-like focus, I was immediately drawn to the passage in the book of Mark, chapter 2, verse 22 in which Jesus said “No one puts new wine into old wineskins: otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins: but one puts new wine into new skins.”

What was master spiritual teacher, Jesus, saying? I believe he was saying you can’t approach today like you did yesterday and expect a different result. Old wineskins are no longer flexible. They are unable to stretch and expand as is necessary during the fermentation process of grape juice into wine. We can choose to ignore the warnings signs, but we risk losing everything. Old and new included.

Personal development philosopher, Jim Rohn said, “If you want things to change, you have to change.”

That said, we can’t make “America Great Again” (I never liked that slogan) when it was never great to begin with. We can't put rims on Minivans and expect their value to appreciate. We can't gloss over ashy things and expect them to stay glossy. We can’t approach our health today the same way we did yesterday and then blame the diet when positive results don't want to hang out with us. We can’t expect our hug-deficient, sex-starved, intimacy-barren relationships to mimic the Song of Solomon while taking relationship advice from R. Kelly.

I get it, strange is change. It goes against the grain and always seems to bring some measure of pain, but let’s do something strange for some change. LOL