Friday, April 6, 2012

The Five G's

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Good, God(dess), Girl, Get a Grip.  These are The Five G's as taught to me by the fierce drag queen Latrice Royale contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race.  And yes, I realize that this is not the first time that I have blogged about drag queens, and trust me honey, it won't be the last.

The Five G's are just one of Latrice's many founts of wisdom, but this one is a powerful Pagan affirmation.  When she talks about this phrase it holds two meanings: One - get your shit together and calm down, and Two - cut the drama.  Of course, I have modified the saying from God to Goddess, but use it at your discretion.  As always, your mileage may vary.

The reason The Five G's are so powerful, is because sometimes I just need a quick verbal slap upside my head.  Some days I get dragged down in the mire and crap that can fill our thoughts.  Some times it seems that everyone on Facebook is posting only the most horrible, sad, terrifying, and upsetting stuff possible.  Some days anything, and everything, other people do pisses me off.  Some days it just isn't worth chewing through the straps of the straight jacket, know what I mean?

On those days, when I am letting the yuck of the world invade my space I need a quick reminder, I need an affirmation, I need The Five G's.  Because no matter how many horrible things are happening in the world there are also plenty of good things happening. 

There are people helping each other, people succeeding, people loving, and finding happiness all over the place.  There are people working to save the planet.  There are people lending a helping hand to others.  There are people doing good works in the world.  And the more I can remember that, the more I can follow in those footsteps in my own life.

Life doesn't have to be a constant battle or a march AGAINST something.  Life can be a cooperative exchange where we work FOR something together.

This is what I learned from a drag queen.  Ain't life grand?