A picture of Northern Lights with a Rumi Quote: ” Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
There are two things that I know and one is that we are here on earth to be who we are in all of our Glory. In fact, we are meant to excel at being who we are. Our uniqueness and individuality is supposed to be the way of it.
Why then do we dim down or hide?
And most often guess who we are really hiding from?
Ourselves!!!! We often keep ourselves hidden away, afraid to let the ‘real’ us out for fear that we are not adequate, or that people might see the ‘real’ us. HA HA HA. We are missing the very point!
As another quote goes:
“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
I think the world is ready for ‘us’. I think the world is ready for ‘me’ and I think the world is ready for ‘YOU” my friend.
In fact, I think the world needs us right now to really show up to the plate of life and be who we are meant to be. If not now, when?
The second thing I know to be true, is that change is a constant. Boy, don’t we know that these days? 🙂
So that brings me back around to how we view change, or how we adjust and maneuver changes in our lives. For example, we can dig our feet into the ground and stamp our feet or we can dance with change like the waves dance in the ocean… to and fro… and adjusting as we go.
Here is an example of what I mean, just on a smaller scale. It is 5:57 am and I have been awake since about 3 am. I went to bed earlier than I normally do and woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. But instead of fighting it and stressing about it, I am just enJOYing the time.
I watched a little Netflix, listened to a mediation and when I was still awake I thought I would get up and write. So here I am. Writing and in all my Glory being me expressing myself as a part of the Universe in motion and it feels GOOD. It feels really GOOD my friends because I am being ‘me’ and I am not fighting or arguing with ‘what is’ aka that I cannot sleep.
I am going with the rhythm of what is and I am not in resistance. And when we are not in resistance we are not in pain. 🙂 Now that is a peaceful and JOYous place to be.
I hope whenever you are reading this that you be sure to make it an AMAZING day and that YOU, my friend, get your YOU dance on today and let the ‘REAL’ you out to play on this GLORIOUS day!
Oh and if you are reading this in the early am… Good Morning Beautiful! 🙂
I ran across this Facebook memory from Oct. 1, 2013, and I must admit it made me cry for a number of reasons. It is about my daughter who was 7 at the time…. but really it’s all about life.
Here was the post from 2013:
So this morning Sivanna and I were cuddling in bed and talking about how one of her teachers told her it was disrespectful to wear her pink hat that she had so excitedly prepared for her outfit for picture day, but that she was ok with it. And then we started talking about what I was doing today. I explained that I was giving a talk to people on how to do more things that make them happy like wearing hats that they like or silly hats, or spending more time in nature, etc. Then I say “Well it’s time to get up” and she says “MOM you just said we should do what makes us happy and I want more cuddles!” Needless to say, we had more cuddles.
I thought this was worth sharing here for a few reasons.
I often think that at the end of our lives we are going to wish that we had lightened up more, wore those silly hats, tried painting pictures, wrote that book, or tried that Thai recipe. 🙂
Whatever, I bet we will wish that we did more of those things that we want to do or try silly or not.
I also think we will wish that we didn’t follow so many made-up rules and let go of our fears to express our true and authentic self. This post reminded me of how people can get thwarted in life when they just want to express themselves. We really are just spiritual beings having a human experience and we should be free to be who we want to be.
So let’s not wait 🙂 Let’s try things, let’s explore, let’s wear silly hats, a get a tattoo if we want. 🙂
And as for the cuddles, wow, just wow, that one is making me cry right now. Sure brings it all home doesn’t it?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are waking up. People are allowing their true potential to rise up and to meet the occasion of life and it is wonderful to see.
In my virtual travels and with conversations I have with clients and friends and family, I really see this shift happening. I think we are starting to really understand that our whole purpose on earth is to ‘be who we are’.
And that my friends is and awesome and beautiful thing. 🙂
I also see digital marketers teaching this to people. They use words like authenticity, be who you are, be audacious, be bold, be unique, but basically they are all saying the same thing:
♥ “BE YOU!” ♥
BE YOU MY FRIENDS, BE YOU!
I will leave you with this thought to ponder on today. How can you be more of YOU? What passions and ideas are lurking inside of your heart? What expressions are you wanting to release?
Do you have words that want to get out and put on paper? Are there things you want your children to know about you and your life before you leave this earth. Do you want to leave a legacy that shows the path of your spirit while you were here on earth.
Is your artistic side of you probing at your heart and wants to be released?
Is your own soul knocking at the door of your life saying let me in or let me out? 🙂
What about that funky hat? Want to wear it today? Do It!
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”. Mark Twain
WHO is your biggest obstacle in your life?
WHO stops YOU from being YOU?
Is it YOU?
I think we are all guilty of this sometimes. The greatest freedom in life is the freedom to be who we are.
I was thinking this morning a kind of crazy but fun thought. What if we saw ourselves as a slow cooker or crock pot. Just get up ‘set it and forget it’. Meaning get up, be who we are exactly as we are, and off we go to en𝐉𝐎𝐘 our day.
I love to write about these things so I can remind myself about concepts like this. Maggie, just be YOU.
I have found that the more ME I am, the easier my life has gotten. I am a work in progress. I take baby steps and I keep going. I forgive, I forget, I love, and I learn compassion as I go. I learn to be compassionate with myself and with others.
The more insecurities I have the more I am learning about humankind. WE are human. We make mistakes. We learn. We keep going. There is nowhere to ‘get to’ and as Ram Dass so eloquently stated “We are just walking each other home”.
So my friends, whatever you need today, I am sending. I am sending strength to those who need that. I am sending Love to you and to me! I am sending thoughts of beauty and encouragement. I am sending you encouragement to be YOU and to LOVE YOU! You are enough and you are AMAZING just as you are. And by the way, you look so beautiful just being all human like like you are. 🙂
Whatever it is you need right now to feel stronger, supported and loved, know that these very words are infused with all of that and more……