A Poem Acts As Light

ILLUMINATION

I never imagined that my favorite poem at the time, illuminated a path that I would soon walk on.

The quote I am speaking of is called: Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson. Zen Pencils does an awesome pictoral representation of this poem @ http://zenpencils.com/comic/65-marianne-williamson-our-deepest-fear/

Everyday when I opened the cabinet over my desk at work, there it was. The poem that spoke to my heart most deeply at the time. The words starting out by saying: ” Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I was hooked by the first phrase. These were the words that I had always wanted to say to myself, and accept of myself, but for some reason I was not there yet.

IT IS OUR LIGHT

“It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,handsome, talented and fabulous?” This phrase was next. Wow! I so identified with this powerful declaration. I am the light that Marianne was speaking of. The poem went on and on, day after day, speaking to the deepest parts of me.

I realized that in the absence of speaking my thoughts out loud, I was communicating with this poem. Reading each phrase day by day. Questioning the validity of the words of the poem within myself, and as time went on, I was growing into an understanding of the words and how they applied to the ME that was unfolding.

IN PLAIN VIEW

If you have a favorite quote or poem, place it in plain view where you can see the words every day. The fact that the words to this poem were “working with me” so to speak, was not conscious to me at the time. So I am suggesting that the power of the mind to bring something to consciousness was great in this regard.

I look back at this poem now and marvel! Try it and experience the power and magic of working with YOURSELF!

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How OLD Are You?

Do you happen to be telling yourself how OLD you are? “I feel this way because I’m OLD. This happened because I’m OLD. I can’t wear certain clothes because I’m OLD. I can’t wear my hair long because I’m OLD,” etc., etc. Did you know that as you tell yourself these words, your body yields to your will. That’s right! Your WILL BE DONE. The cells of your body are their own community, communicating the energy and vibration of your will. CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, and out of your same two eyes, you will see things differently. I refuse to contract with OLD. Me and OLD are not friends! I don’t have a contractual AGREEMENT with OLD! I can’t (necessarily) control everything, but I can pay ATTENTION to my thoughts and how I feel about what I’m thinking and as a result, I don’t LOOK or FEEL old! Speak love, long life, prosperity and health to YOURSELF, and over time I guarantee a change in your heart and mind.
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Success

What is your definition of success?

Allot of people who have been in the workforce for a long time may have forgotten to take the time to ask themselves this question. Just because you have worked at a particular job for a long time does not mean that you cannot make a change if so desired. Maybe you feel like you’re stuck in a “rut” in your life and can’t get out. It’s time to take another look at your life picture but where do I begin? I say, start with the easy part.

Take a look around you. Do you see and feel what you want to see and feel. Are your surroundings just as you would like for them to be. Are you happy when you wake up or do you get up begrudgingly? If any of these questions have caused you to stop and think…GOOD! Why should you continue feeling the same way as yesterday, and the yesterday before that? Why continue to go the same places, doing the same things? One of the best pieces of information I have heard is to WRITE IT DOWN! …Your thoughts, your feelings, on where you want to go, what you want to be doing, etc. Provide as much of the details that YOU WANT TO KNOW and hear from YOURSELF.

Once you have accurately pinpointed what you have always wanted to express, and you have does this WITHOUT JUDGEMENT of whether you will be able to accomplish what you’ve written, you are on your way!

Some of why we are unable to move forward, or make changes in our lives, is because we have not clearly defined what we want. Once you have clearly defined what you want, YOU are better able to hear and see the next steps to take. The definition of success is different for everyone. What is YOUR definition of success? Some of mine?…To have my own company(check). To have the freedom to say what I will and won’t do regarding my business(check). To not have to worry about a budget sometimes(working on it), etc.

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Sensual You

I am learning how powerful an understanding of one’s own sensuality can be. I feel strongly that I could only have made it so far in business before I was stopped at an impasse regarding this. Like the piece of a puzzle that fits into place perfectly, I am in relationship with a part of myself that I, quite frankly, am getting to know.

When some people hear the word sensuality they think of sex however, in this case what I am speaking of is the aspects of womanhood that should be celebrated, but in society we have been taught to be afraid of, mask, hide, be ashamed of, and whatever else you can think of. Those aspects such as internal beauty, appreciating our own power, intuition, our ability to run a household and run a business, our ability to be intimately close to our closest friends, etc.

In my opinion because we have been taught the aforementioned, it has been easy for woman to learn to despise their own femininity and to despise other woman! Of course the media indulges our anger toward one another with the various reality t.v. shows where you constantly see women fighting one another, not just for a man, but over whatever else we can hate each other for. Hair, nails, shoes, job, religion, etc., etc.

As I am learning to love ALL aspects of myself, I evolve in understanding my love toward sisterhood and womanhood. I am really appreciating this ride!

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Heal Thy Self

I had a revelatory morning involving another layer of my own healing process.

It began as I noticed a discomfort in my lower belly area in the wee hours of this morning! I have had this feeling before, however for some reason I wanted to stay focused enough to understand the root cause of this feeling. The area of the abdomen I am referring to holds the energy center (chakra) related to: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality. As I began to process and try to get to the root cause, something remarkable began to happen. I began to remember my childhood when I was 7 years old! An event occurred, and because the purpose of this post is not the event itself, I will not go into details. We all go through something that tries to take away a belief that we hold about ourselves, leaving us with the memory of the event, and remembering would work to my advantage today. It was helpful to have a starting point by which to figure out when certain feelings began. In this case the feeling of being IGNORED. It appears that above and beyond the event itself, I began to ignore myself as a result of it. I have ignored how beautiful I am as a woman. In various ways such as when passing a mirror. Instead of acknowledging my beauty, I would act as if it doesn’t matter, or I would know intellectually that I am beautiful but not feel it in my heart. These were some of my signs but yours may be different.  Just by knowing this new-found information I felt a rush of pure joy in understanding some of what has caused this discomfort and could feel the same area that has caused me discomfort, clearing and feeling wonderful! It was like a missing piece to a puzzle. I realized again that all in all, the most paramount of all relationships is the one you have with and toward yourself. I know I am beautiful. I know I am worth it. I love myself! I am blessed this day with a more complete understanding and can continue to move on.

Together, let us move through the next level of your healing.

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