After writing about my son’s dream becoming a reality, I was unexpectedly offline for seven days.
What happened, you ask?
I created the visual affirmation: “Keep your vision, align your circumstances” for that article yet also as a personal reminder to myself to allow my heart whispers to roam free. I looked at the example my son provided and I turned that inward (as I do with every clarity reflection) and I asked my self where am I constricting my heart whispers and why? As I watched my son literally soar, I asked my self where do you wish to soar? Let’s do it, then.
As an empath, I feel. As a heart-led reflector, I love. If life feels anything less than magical, if my heart feels anything less than open…that is my sign to put some oomph back into my step…
And, so, I did. I made ample time and space to celebrate feeling love…with World…with Divine.
(May we pause here for a quick second? So often, once we identify that life feels stale, we acknowledge it, yet keep creating with the same patterns; soon ‘stale’ begins to feel comfortable because it is consistently in our environment. Once I identify it, I take the time to explore it, lean into it, and expand through it with the intent of enlivening my environment. We do not need to change external to feel enlivened–although we may–we may just need to change how we engage with external).
The photo above is a self-portrait of my feet in the midst of a solo two-hour barefoot hike through the woods. I used to hike barefoot very frequently, and then I stopped. I think those around me kept cautioning me to wear shoes, and so I would. I put their comfort before my own.
And, soon, my feet became tender again…as they were during this walk. I felt every stone, every twig…but the point is: I felt them..and I celebrated that ability to feel.
You see, it is customary to wear protective layers…in clothing, in masks and barriers, in connecting and creating. It is not so customary to show up, completely present to the experience, wearing a radiant heart smile…which is how I tend to show up..pure *joy*.
I am very uncomfortable in layers, so I live in a warm climate where I can physically be as naked as legally possible and my essence thrives in the midst of people who choose to connect through transparency and vulnerability. The best visual example of this (that I know of) is by Brene Brown I’ll Show You Mine (Vulnerability Style).
It was easy to live in such a way, to honor alignment fully, when I lived on the boat for so many years. Now that I have been living in the midst of mainstream on land for a few months, I find that I was beginning to buy into the story that World is layered, people are layered, life is layered. And, so I best layer, to “fit in”.
Fortunately, my son interfered by simply mirroring to me the reality of infinite possibility, and I used that reflection as the nudge I needed to step out of a story that wasn’t working for me, into a brand new story of *magical manifestation* (being written daily!).
(You will love this part!)
Upon my return home, I logged onto my computer, very excited to connect and create. Ha! The server hosting my site was down. It did occur to me that perhaps it had been down the entire seven days I was offline! But I couldn’t change it, nor fix it, I could only accept it.
So, I did what any online solopreneur whose connection wasn’t working would do: I went to the beach! (Is that what they do? I am not really sure…I am thinking they find another way to connect!).
Here is the miracle: because I had ample time (again/still/don’t we always, when our hearts our open to the moment?), I read Dave Ursillo’s book “God Whispers on the Wind”.
My heart celebrated every word…I literally smiled, cried, laughed, thanked Universe and Dave and all that is wonderful in this world, and then I read it again, just in case my reaction was purely surface emotion. It wasn’t. During the second reading, I was able to savor the words, the message, and to feel beyond that to this wonderful affirmation of the gift of life, the ability to love and feel and experience all that we choose.
I cannot pick a favorite poem, they all resonate strongly, but here is one that speaks to me very clearly…Dave’s words describe so vividly why I live and connect and share as I do. Reading this gives you an understanding of my essence, and I bet your own as well. (My photo of my favorite beach, Dave’s poem from God Whispers on the Wind):
You Do Something Tragic
You do something tragic
when you hold back your love
and the ones you are with
cannot breathe in
The True you.
You do something tragic
when you close yourself up
and prevent your soul
from shining through.
Let me see you!
Oh, you do something so tragic,
when you do not cry your truth
for fear that the world
might judge you.
It is so tragic when you do not bear openly
your love, your beautiful story, your brilliant
and all your enlightened gifts
on every whim and chance
that you’ve been gifted.
Perhaps the greatest Quiet Tragedy,
one that we can so easily avoid,
is when you wait for tomorrow
to sew your heart
stop this tragedy.
And turn every chance you have
–Dave Ursillo “God Whispers on the Wind“
It is absolutely amazing to be*back*. Let’s see what magic we can create :)
And, please, check out Dave’s book..it is not an affiliate link..and I can promise you, your heart/soul/being will thank you.
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.