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Cut Through The Black

With no phone for a week, I’ve never been more reluctant to get back online! I almost want to set my Whatsapp picture to a black square and change my display name to a full stop. #bbmmemories

Instead, I’m going to reflect back on my ‘phoneless’ week, which can be summed up as

more peace, less pings.

I’ve heard of people, and seen some of my friends, go ‘offline’ or have a ‘social media cleanse’; sharing how much better they feel. I thought “sure I could do that” but never forced myself to try. Then my phone died on holiday – it literally would not charge. But the lack of charge on my phone, lead me to truly recharge myself – mentally and spiritually; in the comforting Corfu hills. (A separate post on my time in Corfu to follow…).

Last night, before setting up my new phone, I thought about how my blackout from WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter… was ending on the breakthrough of a mental blackout at work. I felt I’d (finally) made it out of the black hole I’d let other people put me in about my job. So I wrote down all the scriptures, sayings & song lyrics that I had (half heartedly) been saying to myself, but now that I truly and confidently believed in or got the better of:

Prayer Journal: 23 Oct

Cut Through The Black

The 1% that
overshadows
outcasts
overturns
the 99%

How long will you allow it?
1 day
1 month
1 year?

The hole you fell in
deep
dark
deathly

How long will you sit down there?
1 day
1 month
1 year?

When will you cut through the black?
Black is:
Beautiful
Bold
Bright
You can’t see light without it
You can’t see me without it

Cut through my Black, and I will
overshadow
outcast
overturn
the 1%

I will pull you from the
deep
dark
deathly
hole

Because my
Beautiful
Bold
Bright
Black
can cut through the black.

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