“Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.” ~ T. D. Jakes
Hello Beautiful People,
As you read in my previous post I’m loc’ing my hair. I want to share my journey in hopes that it will help someone on the same journey. I am also documenting my journey so that I will have something to refer back to when times get rough, and I start to regret my decision. Documenting my journey will serve as a pictorial journal. I hope that this will help someone in their journey and help others understand what locs are and how to maintain them.
This is the end of week One.
This week is the start of something beautiful. I am learning to redefine how I see myself. Now that I am loc’ing my hair, I have to get used to seeing myself a different way. I started this week not feeling so confident, but as this week ended my confidence grew in a humbling kind of way. lol. I am starting to be my most authentic self, not conforming to what I think everyone wants me to look like. Before loc’ing my hair, I would do whatever I could to please others from wearing my hair in a particular style or dressing a certain way. In this journey, I am like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and I have been in chrysalis long enough. It’s time for me to set myself free. Yes, you have the ability to set yourself free. I used the example of the butterfly because it symbolizes new life. I will continue to embrace my new life. God was just waiting for the right time to release me into this world to share my story.
My hair is a representation of where I am in my life. I am at a stage of spiritual, emotional, and physical freedom.
This journey will continue to teach me about loving myself.
My hair hasn’t changed much this week. It is definitely a lot frizzier than day one, but I’m embracing the frizz because there is nothing I can do about it. Shrinkage has definitely happened with trying to keep my hair moisturized with water and a little oil. Shrinkage is inevitable. I actually like the shrinkage. My roots are also a lot thicker now.
This week has also taught me about patience. I started this journey wanting my hair to be loc’d so bad, but I know that this is called a journey for a reason. So, I have to remember that I must go through every phase of this journey and gain knowledge from each phase to conquer the next phase. What good is a journey if you haven’t gained any knowledge? My husband reminded me that true success is not made in the microwave. Society has gotten so used to having things immediately, that we just want to skip the journey. I will embrace this journey because the journey builds the testimony, and the testimony builds your faith. So, I must trust the process and claim the progress.
Peace and Love ❤