I celebrate the Light within *You*!
Brilliant, radiant, magnificent, powerful, energizing, essential..
You are different. Absolutely. No doubt about it. And you do not “fit in”. Nope.
How do you feel as you read that?
My entire life I thought I wanted to be the same. Homogenous.
My truth is that I am everything but homogenous: an extremely optimistic minded, high energy, absolutely embody the essence of my name “JOY”, live the moment to it’s full potential kind of girl who wears red confidently yet prefers to be clothed in as little as possible…I am often the one who lights the room, stands out in the crowd, am remembered when I exit.
Definitely different..everyone who meets me tells me that they have never met anyone like me. They present it as a compliment, but for years I would cringe when I heard such words. I wanted to be someone other than me..someone less different. This internal struggle created havoc in my life: by denying my own essence, dimming my own light, I gave away my power; I blocked flow/abundance/peace; and eventually I became physically ill.
The Universe had to speak loudly to me, because I wasn’t hearing the whispers. I would purposely allow noise and filler in each moment..listen to the radio while driving, connect with louder than life people, spend less time in solitude in nature, invest in anything but that which enabled my own creative expressions. My life was full; yet not fulfilling. I knew the Feeling I wanted each day: peace, joy, ease..yet my days were full of struggle, and I would fall into bed absolutely drained and exhausted.
My gift of clarity applies as strongly to my self as it does to others. I effortlessly See inside of my self. So I knew where I was compromising and why I Felt this way. When I became physically ill–placing limits upon my ability to move and adventure–I chose to create new and different. My current journey began the moment that I embraced the truth: I began to create new and different within my life when I accepted that each day that I wake I am new and different.
“If we come to understand that the deeper cause of suffering
is the misperception of the nature of reality, we know how to undo suffering.
We can follow the bread crumbs back home
to the village of peace, compassion, and wisdom.” Sandra Pawula
I believe that what I see in you is a direct reflection of me. When think of the people I connect with who enrich my life, the one common denominator they share is: they are each uniquely different..from me, from each other.. like no one I have ever met before..and I love that about each of them! I cherish the differences.
Reflection: I cherish the differences. My truth is: I cherish the differences..when I think of my self then, my truth is: I cherish that I am different.
What reflection do you wish to illuminate today?
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.