“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz, Persian lyric poet
Do you realize how individual and unique you are? There is no one else like you is there? Think about it. You have your own experiences, accomplishments, skills, personality, values, likes and dislikes. And yet, deep within you there burns a light that shines so bright others might need to wear sunglasses so that they can interact with you! Wow!! It’s there all of the time and sometimes it shines brighter than others. This is the part of you that is a part of God/Goddess/All That Is – Source. This is the part that connects you to everything – to Oneness. Some call it soul. Others call it essence or life force. This is the eternal part of you! As you navigate the journey of awakening to your true nature please enjoy creating an intimate relationship with this part of you. How beautiful!
How do you feel when you receive a compliment? Is it easy to accept or do you play it down? Do you feel worthy of praise or find it very uncomfortable? Often times others see us differently than we see ourselves. Sometimes it can be challenging to reconcile and accept the different perspective; however, Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk has said, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” In your quiet moments can you reach deep within and accept the beauty that is you? Can you accept you? Can you accept that you can always choose to change your circumstances? You are the creator of your life, aren’t you?
Are there times that you ‘dim’ your light because you fear what others might think of you? I found that I could be myself, speak my truth, and continue my journey of awakening when I accepted that my family supported me just as I was and they wouldn’t divorce me! True story! Fears can be limiting. I find that the more I communicate with them about my beliefs, fears, and perceptions the more I accept me and so do they! Maya Angelou, American author, poet, and civil rights activist has said, “If you’re always trying to be normal you’ll never know how amazing you can be.”
What does being normal mean anyway? It’s different for everyone, isn’t it? I feel it’s more important to know yourself and be authentic in the relationships you cherish and nurture. Let your light shine! Like Hafiz, I wish I could show you the astonishing light of your being! Know, love, and accept you! This is the most important relationship to cultivate first. I’m sending lots of love to each of you and hope your week is amazing!
I am available, for private intuitive coaching sessions at Storm Wisdom on Tuesdays from 1p – 6p by appointment or if you would like to connect with me or schedule a channeled private session on Tuesdays and explore becoming more of who you are, please call Storm Wisdom (602)334-1204. I am also available by phone or Zoom on other days. To schedule go to victoriabarna.com.