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You Are A Gift

You Are A Gift

Dear Blessed One,

Shine, shine, shine
As bright as you can!
The time for holding back is past.
Drop in and see where you are clinging
To old ways, old wounds.
Feel into the remnants of pain, fear.
Give it a big, loving hug, and kiss it goodbye.
Life awaits you.
Freedom is here, now.

Can you see how lingering in the past is a trap? Continuing to keep the past alive in the present moment, and feeling dissatisfied with the way life is showing up, is like going to the shoe-store and being upset that they’re not serving pizza. As far as I know, shoe-stores will always serve shoes, never pizza.

If you are looking for something different, it’s important to go elsewhere. See if you can notice any repetition, or a trance-like state that is operating just below your awareness. That habit has you reacting in the same old way to the same old thing. Sigh! Shoes again?

This is not to discount the great relief that comes from feeling whatever it is that is coming into your awareness. You may find yourself becoming sad or quite angry with something someone is saying or doing; see if you can allow yourself to feeeeel that. Stuffing it will only crystallize it in your field and it will have to be dealt with later. Typically, the feeling that is arising in the moment is an opportunity to heal and integrate an old emotion or wound that was either completely swallowed or only partially digested.

The traumas, pain, suffering, and depression I’ve experienced in life are the gifts and great teachers of my present life. As Tagore so eloquently said, “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.”

Life brings us the most appropriate people and events to shake loose the frozen places in us that are in need of feeling and healing. As we are freed from the pains of the past, our scars become signs of experience, wisdom, gifts of hope and healing that can be shared with those around us, often without even saying a word. Your field will reflect more light and that will have an effect on the people around you.

You are a gift to the world, touching and serving life in more ways than you will ever know. Mmhmm! Thank you for being here, now.

Much Love and Blessings to You,

“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”
~Thomas More