In one way or another, we are all hoisted on the shoulders of the ones who came before us, like a child rising above the crowd on those of a parent, the better to watch the parade pass by. Many’s the time my own mom and dad did that for me physically and emotionally and I thank them most hardily for it. If not for the encouragement of family and friends in the past 5 decades of my life, I wouldn’t be doing most of the things that so light me up, including writing this column. Sadly though, every day I hear about people who don’t count themselves as that fortunate. They are surrounded by naysayers whose own insecurity and fears spill over onto those they encounter, whether they are their children, partners or friends. What’s even more devastating, is that they believe these folks who may, with all good intention, thinking they are protecting them from hurt or disappointment. What manner of magic could they create if they believed the truth about themselves and their abilities, rather than the lies? My take on it is that if you have a dream, then you just gotta see it through, even if it isn’t exactly as you have it planned. It may take time and fortitude, persistance and support, change of course a number of times, forays into unknown territory, that may feel frightening and soul searing, but arrive you will at your destination. That’s just the way of things.
I invite you to consider who is on your support team. Make a list that could include those in your life now, who have been with you all along, those who are now in Spirit, a line up of ancestral cheerleaders, teachers, mentors, role models, books, movies, and music that all inspire you to be your best self. I know that it would also include those who have not yet entered your personal spheres, who are waiting eagerly to connect with you; humans, animals, and even angels rubbing their hands together with a ‘goody goody gumdrops’ flair wanting to see what you will create. Now the question is: are you on your support team? There have been many incidents over the years during which I have been less than willing to cheer myself on, as if embarressed to put myself out there. These days, I say to you and myself “If ya got it, flaunt it!” We are not meant to hide our light under a bushel. If one of us shines, it invites us to coalesce our collective lights and beam even more brilliantly.
Can you be a yaysayer for those in your life? Are you willing to be a lifter upper-er?
http://youtu.be/mzDVaKRApcg Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher-Jackie Wilson