Here’s my full title: Flat, Narrow Feet; Sloping Shoulders; Long Torso and Short Legs; Far-Sighted and Astigmatism — And I’m “Perfect!” (And those are just things that I was born with!)
I picked up Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing again by Barbara Ann Brennan, and it’s fascinating. I love how she separates us into 3 selves: the Mask Self, the Lower Self, and the Higher Self. The Mask Self is the facade we create to fit into society, the Lower Self is the part of us that focuses on separation and has lost sight of who we are and where we came from. And the Higher Self is the part of us that is “clear and loving without any struggle” and “connected to our individual divinity within.”
What I picked up from Brennan today is both the value of awareness and acceptance. Ultimate pain and sickness is not created by who we are but by what we repress. We come into this life trying to protect ourselves, afraid of pain. Pain that we bury within ourselves becomes a part of ourselves that is either later triggered into expression or buried deeper and deeper, becoming a wound that never heals and eats away at us. We heal ourselves by going back into the pain, by bringing light to what we’ve kept in darkness.
I have a few things I’m practicing this week:
- Use the reframe: Ask myself: How can I see the light in this situation? How can I use it for my own good and for the good of others?
- Recognize and accept: What am I feeling in this moment? What am I afraid or ashamed of and wanting to repress? And then fill myself with loving light and accept myself for what I am experiencing in that moment, remembering again who I really am.
Much love and many blessings.
Happy Summer Solstice! On a day of light, I choose to talk about darkness! It’s something we all must face, but it can be an incredible gift.
This week is all about perspective. Have you seen the above picture before? Can you see the two different animals? As a teacher, I’ve seen it quite a few times at workshops and trainings and the like. A gentleman showed it to me again at a networking event last Friday, and I saw a similar picture on Wednesday with a bird/man in a boat.
It’s great fun, and it also reminds me of the importance of looking at our points of view. How do we view the world? How do we view our circumstances? How do we view each other? How do we view ourselves? What do we see?
Let’s reflect on our first thoughts as we get out of bed in the morning. Because the difference between pulling covers over my head and hopping out of bed starts in my head.
How have you started your day today? It’s not too late to change your perspective! Light, love, and many blessings to you all. I’m so grateful for all of you. ❤
Image: Duck-Rabbit figure from Fliegende Blatter; public domain.
So much going on with me right now. (All good things! A lot of learning!) Meanwhile — in the process of assimilating everything — I’ve come across this perfectly timed video. It’s too good not to share it with all of you — my soul leaps with inspiration and joy! Prepare to be wowed! Especially by the second half!
And then read this. It matches perfectly:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”