I am so excited about this week! Spirit shows me a week filled with love, light, magic and surprises!! It’s a great time to be alive!! Oh and Spirit gives us another message about being ourselves and a reminder to let our light shine. We were born to shine as brightly as we can, stop hiding behind the mask and stop worrying about what others might think. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!
If you believe you can’t then you can’t … if you believe you can then the possibilities are endless. Changing your world first starts with what you believe. What are you focusing on? What thoughts are swirling around in your head? Take a look at those thoughts and let go of the ones that aren’t serving your highest good.
This morning just as I clicked record on my phone, a hummingbird showed up outside my window. For today’s message it is only fitting that we talk about the hummingbird and what it reminds us of in life. The lessons our dear little feathered friend has oh and for another surprise Spirit gives me a random message at the end about the dance… not sure who that is for but I have faith that it will reach it’s intended target.
Spirit shows me some amazing things coming for so many … I try to describe the images that come to me, but I am filled with great emotion and happiness for what is on it’s way. This is a beautiful time to be living and Spirit reminds us to take in every moment with love and gratitude.
A bit of reflection today about the journey we have been on, about the obstacles, the hardships, the trials and errors and also about the love, the joy and the happiness that we have been a part of. I speak about turning a negative into a positive, about lessons and letting go of the pain.. I speak about holding on to faith and believing in your path.
Yesterday I was going through some photos and noticed that there was a distinct difference in my eyes from a year ago and a photo I took yesterday. I photochopped them side by side with the dates under them and posted this photo to my Facebook page. Friends were posting how I looked so much better, more alive, happier, healthier, etc. I have not lost a single pound, I’ve not changed my diet or exercise routine… yeah that’s still non-existent at the moment .. lol.
One friend finally said “Wow, what did you do differently?”
I went internal and thought the question over for only a brief moment when the light came on and I replied “I stopped feeling like I was nothing.”
Typing those words out and seeing them on the screen in front of me… reading them back to myself out loud, I got teary eyed and in that moment I released a world of pain that had been building up inside me for a very long time.
Through the years I have encountered many in my life who would have had me believe I was nothing… and through the years I have always come out proving that I was indeed something more. Sometimes I would go years believing how they made me feel, fighting it all along the way. The core of my being knew that I was not what they would have me believe, but when living with this kind of behavior day in and day out for so long, one can tend to start believing this lie. Everyone has value, if the person you are with cannot see yours then they truly do not belong in your life. It doesn’t always come from romantic relationships, it can come from work, friends, etc. This has been a hard lesson for me, I have relived it again and again. Someday, maybe I’ll truly believe in my own worth and forget the lie that I was lead so often to believe.
I’ve been told I was nothing and that I would never be anything.
I’ve been called names, names that are too hurtful to repeat.
I’ve been made fun of.
I’ve been pushed around.
I’ve been bullied.
I’ve been ignored.
I’ve been beaten.
I’ve been over-looked.
I’ve been pushed aside.
I’ve been taken for granted.
I’ve been stalked.
I’ve been abused.
I’ve been made to feel worthless.
I’ve been hurt in many ways but here I am.
I stand here with a smile upon my face and love in my heart… despite those who have tried to take me down. I won’t lie and tell you it hasn’t been hard. There were many times I just wanted to give up and disappear. Something inside me said… this is not you and this is not how it will end. Something inside me said I was far more than others would have had me to believe. I took that little voice and held it close to my heart and allowed myself to believe that I was more and that I would rise above what had been said and done to me.
I’m sure that my struggles are far from over … just as I’m sure that I’m a fighter and a survivor in this life and I’m not done yet.
For all of those going through the struggles of life .. I’d like to say .. don’t give up … believe in yourself. Don’t let others get you down and don’t for one minute believe in their negativity. There will always be someone wanting to make you feel less than simply because they themselves feel less than. Get yourself away from those kind of people. Their opinions and actions reflect who they are and have nothing at all to do with who you are.
You are who YOU decide you are !
Ok so I am on my way to the art store this morning and straight away I am stopped at every traffic light with it’s red glare looming overhead. From my house the the art store there are 16 traffic lights! I really don’t want to have to stop at every single one of these lights on my quick trip to the art store. Stopping at the 3rd traffic light and look up at it and say “Ok lights that’s enough, do you mind if I pass on through? Could you all stay green for me?” At that point the light turns green and I continue my journey. Light 4 is green… YAY! Light 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all green. I’m thinking oh yeah this is great! Lights 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are all green as well.. wow.. is this really going to work… will all the lights be green? Lights 14, 15 and 16 GREEN!!! Yes! I made it to the art store and all the lights after the 3rd one were green!
Ok so you know I am going to try it again on my way back home. Well it didn’t quite work out as planned. Maybe half or a little better were green, the others all red except for one at a chrurch crossing which the police had disabled and made all of us on the main road sit and wait while the church goers made their way out of the church parking lot.
So what has life told me on this little trip to the art store?
1. All things are possible if you believe.
2. You have within you the power to make your wishes come true.
3. You can’t always get everything you ask for.
4. Be happy with what you got because it can get worse!
5. Life is what you make it to be.
Today I believed in my own magic and so even if it was a coincidence I felt magical because I chose to believe!
Oh and on the way back listening to the radio I received an answer to something my husband and I were pondering last night during our mosaic madness. The answer was right there in a song.
6. The answers are there.. you just have to listen.
Many Blessings for a great day,