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You Are A Star!

Did you ever have an experience of entering a store and an item would simply not let you exit without it coming home with you?  That happened to me yesterday when I walked into  Centre For Vibrant Living Kennett Square, PA  where I taught a workshop called Living A Ridiculously Amazing Life. How amazing was this?  A lovely, hand-painted mirror created by a local artist beckoned me, well; downright seduced me to fall in love with it. For right now, it is hanging on my bedroom wall above an altar that contains feathers, photos of loved ones, candles, a tiny tree branch, mala beads and other spiritual ritual items, as well as some of my most precious possessions…books. I think it will travel to workshops with me as a prop to remind participants of their true identity.

What does it mean to be a star?

To beam brightly

To burst forth in the darkness

To guide people

To grant wishes

To leave a legacy, since they are visible ages after they burn out

To be an example

To excel

To be center stage

To form a constellation

To be sparkly

In your own life, how to do embody these qualities?

 

Sometimes it feels easier to hide in the darkness, since brilliance can be intimidating. As Marianne Williamson has written:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I know for myself that my own power and light scare the heck out of me. When I see myself reflected in the eyes and hearts of those in my life, I am humbled AND when I don’t feel so dazzling, along comes someone (usually my son) to reflect that back to me as well. He mirrors my deepest fears of inadequacy and then I find myself (or lose myself) becoming angry and frustrated which dims my light even further.

For today, I dare you and I dare me to shoot wildly across the sky, blazing a trail for others to follow~

http://youtu.be/tGrWCqI4DXU Everybody Is A Star by Sly and The Family Stone

 



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