POEMS

Power

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Who can hold on to it?
Those who don’t have it
They want it
Those who have it:-
Some give it away
Some hold on so tight
When all is said and done
Both are the same
Power cannot be owned
It is always on a lease
No matter what, that lease expires
While you have it
You can share it and enjoy it
Or you can hoard it and let it destroy you
Power in whatever form or shape
Is a master often disguised as a servant
How you treat it determines your end
Power is borrowed
It never really is yours
No matter how heady it feels
And if you forget that
You will expire
Before your time.

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ABOUT

Welcome. Let’s get introductions out of the way. Don’t forget to tell me a bit about yourself too.

Selasie Bulmuo - Strategist For Insightful Living

I Write, I Speak, I Engage passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life.

Iron sharpens iron. Great minds ignite one another for the greater good. I am happy to have you here.

I am Selasie Bulmuo – a Strategist For Insightful Living. I am absolutely thrilled to welcome you to my E- home full of lovely, deliciously ‘good for you’ inspired ideas, resources and opportunities to connect with others.

On this site you will find relevant information, uplifting writings and resources that are designed to captivate your senses and leverage your efforts towards becoming the best you.

Enjoy your visit here. Read! Challenge yourself! Think! Invest!

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Selasie Joan Bulmuo – Who is she? What does she do?

• She is a Qualified Social Worker and Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder focused on the provision of services to individuals and groups particularly families in crisis. SJB Resource Ltd (www.sjbresource.co.uk) is a Social Capital Builder.
Blog – http://www.socialjackpotbuddy.wordpress.com (social topical issues, articles and networking).

• An Author and writer, she writes across genres and styles mainly poetry, short stories, articles, reflections, wisdom quotes, plays and songs all aimed at reaching out to others where they are and accompanying them on the journey to where they are destined to be. She also writes fiction and non-fiction books cutting across both the mainstream and Christian domains. This blog http://www.selasiebulmuo.wordpress.com mainly features her Poems, Posters (Inspirational Snippets), Smart Talk and her Fictional Works including excerpts from her books both existing ones and soon to be released ones.

• She Co-Pastors Fountain Gate Chapel, Life Pastures, North London with her husband Reverend Grant Bulmuo and also with a team of able Pastors and Ministers. The congregation affectionately call her Lady Pastor Selasie. She is a dynamic preacher of the word of God and is known for her revelatory and wise teachings which challenges people to re-think, reconsider and recover from the adversities of life and move towards walking in the sure purposes of God for their lives. Visit her blog http://www.neitherdoicondemnyou.wordpress.com for christian articles, expositions, Q&A, etc

. She runs the ‘The Marriage Preparation In 3-Step Programme’- (MP3-STEP PROGRAMME) made up of 2 modules in each step run over a period of six months, once a month as a transitionary preparation programme from singleness to married life. It is open to singles, singles in relationships and is also a really good refresher for married couples. An E- Course is soon to be launched. Visit the Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/MarriagePreparationIn3StepsProgramme

. She heads the Women’s Ministry of her local church. The HAYIL Ladies Ministry, North London. Her vision is to encourage women to DARE to break all limitations and be who they were intended to be against all odds. There are regular Influence Meetings for women to network sharing their goals and ambitions and finding resources, help and advise as well as a market for their entrepreneurial endeavours. There are revival, prayer and ministration meetings where women are released and anointed to overcome. Practical Workshops focusing on Confidence building, leadership etc are also run frequently. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Hayilladiesfgcnorthlondon

Selasie is a mother of two boys and a daughter.

• For further information on her books, writings, blog posts, Video and Audio messages, please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

• For invitations to speaking engagements, conferences, workshops and other Bespoke events please send a request to selasiebulmuo@yahoo.com

Short Version Bio – Selasie J Bulmuo

She Writes, She Speaks, She Engages passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life. She is:
• A Qualified Social Worker and the Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder.
• A Mother, Wife & Pre – Maital Counsellor, Examplar to Women and Co – Pastor of Fountain Gate Chapel North London.
• The author of ‘Warm Honey Drizzle & Lemon – for my blocked up soul’ a collection of poems with accompanying graphics and short fictional stories that mimic real life triumphs and tragedies; experiences to which others can relate and see their own stories and lives through. A reaching out book soon to be published.
For further information on this and other upcoming books, blog posts, speaking engagements, workshops, conferences and other projects please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

POEMS

Afraid To Succeed?

Deep down in the recesses of my mind

I have a full proof plan

My confidence is sure

My energy is adequate

I can see the results

Of all my endeavours

How it will all pan out

Is no longer a mystery

But in the glare of daylight

My doubts begin to surface

Those niggling unfounded theories

Based on other’s experiences

My heart tells me ‘escape’

Do not try to be like them

They also thought they had a plan

Now look how their lives turned out.

So when the clock strikes nine

And it’s time to take a risk

I slink back in fear

And take a minute too long to re-evaluate

My already well thought out plan

I reorganise my full proof scheme

I recheck my resources

Though not enough, they fit the task

Soon opportunity can no longer wait

And I am right back where I started from

Afraid to make the first move

What a wreck this whole process is

I know for a fact that ‘I can succeed’

But facts don’t matter without action

Still too afraid to start.

My source and reserves are sure

Got to get rid of fear

And dive right in

Into the big blue sea

There are giant fishes ready to be caught

By great ones like me for sure

That’s the spirit, come on lets do this

 

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SMART TALK

Weaknesses

Just thinking;

I have heard wise men say; ‘It is better to capitalise on your strengths than concentrate on your weaknesses’.  Your strengths account for a huge part of your successes more so than overcoming your weaknesses can do’

But I have come to realise;

That Humans are drawn to their places of weakness out of sheer vulnerability and the desire for self preservation. We often have no choice but to spend time with our weaknesses. We either spend time learning how to overcome them or spend time being overcome by them.

So don’t be surprised if you become a master at teaching others how to overcome or at least making them an audience to your journey towards overcoming.

You were made to find the solutions to those very things that ‘bug’ you so that you can become the one that teaches others how they too can overcome.

So when I listen to you, I learn a lot about your weaknesses ‘Cos they are so keenly portrayed in the things you chase after, in the skills you acquire, in how you use your talents and your resources.

What you unwittingly ‘shout’ loudest about is actually your cry for help.

Your weaknesses are you. They can make or unmake you.

Do you agree with this? What are your thoughts?

POEMS

[Life Lessons] – The Bus Stop – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo

I like to stand and gaze

To learn a thing or two

Of life and its varied subjects

I mean the human kind

 

I stood a pace away

From a busy city street

To see the bustle called life

As it unfolded at the nearest bus stop

 

Join me to see the plot

A throng of people moving

Where to I donot know

Differing paces, differing looks

Some ahurrying, some relaxed

In all directions to and fro

Some together, most alone

 

I see a red long bus approach

Different perspectives

Depends on your stance

For those already waiting

A simple climb in

Others were running

To catch that bus

Still other sitting inside unscathed

By the drama of the outside world

 

I learnt a lesson so very true

Three groups of people

you will always meet

Everyone it seems is trying

Trying to catch a long red bus

Some are in so unperturbed

Some are waiting for the bus to come

Some are late and must run a mile

Whatever the case

We all must try

Try if just once to catch that bus

Red, blue, short, tall, big, small

We will one day all have to catch one

 Whatever you do, whatever your game, whoever you are, you must get ready for your bus.

POEMS

[Mentoring] Living In A Dream – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo

I am indeed

living in a dream

So real so vivid

I see so clearly

A place designed like no other

Where all I touch just turns to gold

 

I am surrounded by style and pomp

All my desires are at my fingertips

I feel chosen

Like a king enthroned

I sit upon my throne up high.

 

I can see also from whence I came

The trouble and the dark despair

I see the journey I have travelled so far

Unkind the road that led me here

But so distinct from all the others

It was plainly lit

By trials and falls

 

But there is one

Still standing there

Upon that road on which I trod

As if to say look here my king

There’s others still on this tired way

 

I see myself step down to reach

To those I know will come this way

I put my hand within their hand

And whisper gently

Come up the road

 

I reassure that there is a throne,

A crown, a place reserved for them

If they will but take one more step

There is a place and it is waiting

Waiting For those who dare forward

 

I know this for a fact, I said

Because I am just one of them

Of them who have made it through

There is a place

Where your rest is held

There you too will ascend your throne one day

All that you touch will turn to gold

Come on my friend, let’s live the dream.

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

Is Success Just A Good Story Which Ends Well Or Is It A Neverending story?

Matthew 6:21

What is your definition of success?

I have noticed over time that when forward thinking people gather or meet, discussions usually boil down to issues about ‘how to make it’ in whatever fields or interests they happen to be involved in or aspire to be involved in. Everyone wants to be a success. Curiously though, I find that most discussions treat the issue of success as an end and not a means to an end.

I try to answer two questions in my mind when I am listening to these discussions or conversions about success or ‘how to make it’. What is success to the person speaking? In other words what are the indicators the person uses to identify success? Why do they want that success?

The first question (the what question) is easily answered once I hear a person speaking. The second question (the why or what for question) is not that easily answered. This is because a lot of people do not think that far and so the answer to this question does not immediately feature in discussions. Their motivations for success do not always stretch to include anything bigger or outside of themselves. Some pretend that their motivations are noble and bigger than just satisfying themselves. Their communication however belies that assertion. This is even common and prevalent in Christendom. The desire to make it is great. The desire to be rich, to be famous, to be recognised and respected, is prevalent. Most want these things for their own sake so once they find these things that is where their success story ends. That is where their testimony ends. The rest is to settle back and enjoy.

We even have the effrontery sometimes to believe that as long as we are trying our best, God owes us these ‘symbols’ of success. You can see this attitude in the prayers we pray and the declarations we make. Our prayers are almost never about social justice, or about promoting the cause of the oppressed or alleviating the suffering of vulnerable ones or about seeking and finding the lost. Our prayers are often about what we will eat, wear, live in, ride in, or be called by. These are important and God knows you need them. He however wants you to lift your eyes up from yourself. Look at him and at others. Look to meeting their needs. 

‘I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread’. (Psalm 37:25 KJV).

‘And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.’ (Luke 12:15 KJV).

Becoming rich, famous, respected etc are ‘definitely will happen’ by- products in the life of a man or a woman whose primary focus is on a goal other than his / her own welfare. If you are driven by meeting a need outside of yourself, then by divine orchestration the resources to do so will find you.

True success therefore is measured by your ability to continue to meet that need which is outside of your own needs and not just by the resources that come to you personally along the way. The minute your eyes go off the job and becomes focused on the by – products as an end in themselves, your story and your testimony has ended. Trully successful people see the resources as a means to an end and not indicators in themselves of their success. Their success story therefore never ends. It is embedded in a purpose bigger than themselves and therefore God continues to supports their cause.

A trully successful person is a labouring man whose sleep is sweet with no cares about maintaining his status, riches etc. His focus is on his labour for the good of others. When you stop labouring because you are full, your story ends. When you carry on labouring because others are still empty, you become a channel of provision. You never become full and your resources also dont stop coming in.

‘The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep’. (Ecclesiastes 5:12 KJV).

‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you’. (Matthew 6:33 KJV).

Some equate doing righteous acts to seeking the kingdom of God. They make sure they pay their tithes, give to good causes, attend church as much as they can etc. They try their best thinking that by doing so, their provision will be ensured. Trying your best is not good enough because you end up just doing anything and everything you can find to do, so your box can be ticked that you are contributing what will meet God’s approval. there is a particular thing or a main thing to which you should apply yourself.

Your purpose is uniqie to you, and when you find it, you are continuosly energised by it so you do not get tired of doing good.  To find your purpose, your link to never ending success, you need to be a seeker. It’s a quest, an unquenchable hunger, a drive, a strong desire to see God’s reign established on earth, and people set free. This demands a singular FOCUS on a vision bigger than yourself to which you can give your very life. Jesus puts it this way;

‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!’ (Matthew 6:19-23 KJV).

I pray that you will have a never – ending story of success and not just a success story.

Enough Said