The job of an artist, of any kind, is to interpret, to show, to explain what they are seeing. Never be afraid to express what you see.
From a young boy, I remember feeling — well, what seemed at the time, like just about everything. Being overwhelmed by the outside world. Exhausted from being around grownups – from being around my own friends. It was quickly determined that I was “sensitive”, a label used by my family that they felt somewhat comfortable with. Words like freak, weirdo, pansy, among others were used by peers, and “friends” in school for them to fit in — to feel socially accepted.
Today, it is my job to tell you that each of you – without exception, is beautiful and complete. You are whole in the same way we know a tree is whole or the stars to be whole. We have no expectation of them. We see their beauty as is — wanting nothing in return. Nor does a rogue branch dim their light.
You are fulfilling your destiny. You are Divine. A spark of Love from origins that are undeniably vast and creative. You are not alone. You were never alone no matter what you were told or shown.
Our job now, is to stand in our space. To transform old pain into new beginnings. To find others like us. How? By telling the world what we think, what we believe, what interests us.
Look for people that lift you up. Seek those hat connect you and include you. And in return, include them. Tell someone how you feel today. Use social media if you can’t do it locally or if you can’t get out. Be brave.
So dear friends, you are not alone. You never were. Reach out. Hold out your hand in inclusion of our likeness and in inclusion of our difference. We are all creations of love by nature. We are – by design.
Asking for help can sometimes feel as if we are being submissive. But truly asking from our heart is allowing for possibility to form. Asking, either out loud or in silence, is using our voice as an instrument through which the Universe can then speak. Asking for help opens our heart wider to a flood of love that our Source is very willing to provide. When someone asks us for help, don’t we usually reply with yes, how can I assist? Namaste
How did we escalate our differences rather than be inclusive of our likeness and compassion and love? Modern civilization continues to create a culture of striving rather than creating. Striving toward ownership at the cost of each other, sometimes even at the cost of our family’s love. No matter where you are in this world, in this life, that can’t feel right. Right?
Even speaking seems aggressive. Talking so fast that the line blurs between fiction and truth. Where is our truth? Where is our inner most love expressing itself? Not nearly in enough places.
Slowing down to feel, see, sense and experience our life with each other can only add to our planets humanity. Add to life itself. Slowing down to observe our opinion and judgement of the people we see everyday, or our self judgments for that matter, is important. The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” seems to lost its oomph over the years, but it really declares that when we slow down, we can see things more clearly, including each other.
We live in a beautiful world with beautiful people, each unique and brilliant with his or her own story to tell. We think that faster is better. we think that over-stepping another human being brings us to the forefront of survival and success. but I don’t think it will. It will, rather, bring us closer toward extinction. We can survive only through compassionate cooperation.
Take time today to slow down just enough to see something differently. To see the part of another person you didn’t know existed before. How beautiful is that? Namaste 🙂
Sunday morning brings a quiet gratitude for reflecting on nice people. We usually put a price tag on the word generous or generosity, as our culture illustrates to us in ads for gifts of jewels and baubles. Being generous is about giving. Anything. Your time, your smile, your ear to listen. Maybe it is offering a cup of tea and a biscuit to someone who just needs to sit for a while.
Looking at a broader and deeper meaning of generosity, we can extend more of it in subtle or not so subtle ways to anyone we encounter. The more we give the more we get. Here is what I have found the Law of Generosity law to demonstrate — it is not up to us to determine who is generous in return and when. The reciprocity of generosity is up to the Universe to deliver. It will. Usually not in the timeframe our ego conjure and document in support of its entitlement and that is more than OK.
So, think of it like this. Perhaps, the generosity that you are showing today is the return of generosity to someone that gave it a year ago.
Be generous with your generosity. Namaste 🙂