Something seems to be going on right now that is affecting a lot of people. Maybe it’s because of the upcoming full moon, or maybe it’s the state of the world right now. This past week I’ve been contacted by more than a handful of people, all looking for help in finding answers for challenging situations in their lives.
What I found to be the most interesting thing was that as I mentored them through the process, several of them said, “I know this, but I’ve forgotten”.
It seems like when we get too stressed, instead of taking the time to go within to the source of all our answers, our natural instinct seems to be to run, oft times in circles, creating even more chaos in our lives.
Then we get even more frustrated and beat ourselves up for forgetting and the vicious circle can spiral downward- we forget, create more chaos, beat ourselves up again, causing more chaos, which then make us beat up on ourselves…. You get the picture, and it isn’t a pretty one.
I’m sure we can all identify with this to a certain degree. We’ve all been there and understand what it feels like to be lost and disconnected.
Today, it’s time to break the pattern and the best person to do that for you is you.
In my sessions with these folks this past week, I found myself talking about our own inner wisdom so much so, that I decided to challenge you in this blog. I’d like to invite you to write YOUR brilliance, so that when you get stuck in life and forget who you are, YOU get to talk yourself through the situation you’ve created.
There is nothing more powerful than the voice inside of you. It has all the answers, if you take the time to listen.
So here’s your homework. Please write in 500 words or less, what you know to be true. Write as if today were your last day on the planet and you are leaving behind great wisdom for the rest of humanity. Write as if the biggest, strongest and best part of you is speaking from that place of Divine wisdom.
Don’t worry about the structure, the grammar, or anything. Just listen inside, and write. The words will come to you.
We include one of these from one of our Inspirational Luminaries each day as ‘Today’s Brilliance’ on our site, InspireMeToday.com. I’m inviting you to write your own and post it here as a comment to share with our community. You never know whose life your words will touch -maybe even your own!
For chances are, it will be one of your personal resources for you personally on the days that you forget your own magnificence! When we’re in our darkest places, no one can reach us like we can. So, please start writing! Do it for you.
Since I’m asking you to do this, I did it first, and I’m including mine below for you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I know I will enjoy reading yours!
Love and hugs,
My “Brilliance”- by Gail Lynne Goodwin
Begin and end your day with gratitude. What you focus on grows, so focus on good things. Develop an attitude of gratitude.
Realize that what’s happening around you isn’t who you are. Illusions can appear real but we get to choose whether or not to buy into them. You can be the chess master or the pawn- your choice.
Dream big and make life fun! Do something outrageous each day. Follow your passion. Believe in yourself. Change your attitude to “I’ll see it when I believe it”, not the other way around.
Happiness is a choice. You have the power to do, be or create anything you choose. All things are possible-if you never give up!
Take responsibility for your actions and in actions. You choose how to act or react. No one can make you feel anything without your permission. Therefore, act don’t react. Choose consciously and wisely. You are only one choice away from changing your world. Start with your beliefs, which will lead your thoughts, which will create your actions, which will produce your results.
Life is full of little curves and there will be times when you’ll get caught up in the drama of life and forget who you are. It’s not important that you forgot, but in how quickly you can remember.
Play and don’t take yourself or the world so seriously. Create reasons to laugh many times each day.
Follow your heart- not your fears. Fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Let your actions come only from a place of love. Trust. Infinite possibilities are born of faith. Focus on the WHY of life and not the HOW, remembering that where focus goes, energy flows.
Love yourself so that you can love others. Know that you are enough. Without arrogance, be self-confident kind and compassionate. Pass on the love that has been given to you. Leave smiles in your wake. Be the best friend you can be. Touch other hearts. Share hugs. Build a community to support one another. Joys shared are doubled, while pain shared is halved. Be there for each other.
Choose to love with all your heart, even if it sometimes breaks. Treasure your beloved. Know the meaning of bliss. Build your life as one, without losing who you are. Keep the passion alive daily.
Live your life knowing that abundance is already yours. Set your goals high and do something everyday to move forward. Be open to possibility. Allow magic to happen. Do what you love and love what you do and you will never “work”.
Give back. Be generous. Remember that the fastest way to get unstuck is to do something for someone else.
Take care of your body and keep it strong. Nourish it with good foods, lots of water and long walks in nature. Massage it often. Get sweaty. Build strong muscles. Think healthy thoughts. Breathe and get plenty of rest.
Know that neither you nor nothing in your life needs to be “fixed”. You are whole, healthy and complete right now. Keep things in perspective and find the beauty. Remember what’s important- and forget what’s not. Live your life with no regrets. Bless the past and let it go. Bless your enemies. Forgive others and yourself. You can’t fly with an anchor tied to your feet. Live in the present. It’s the only thing that truly exists.
Take time each day to connect to the Divine. Trust that there is a plan even if you only see a fraction of it. Be not afraid to surrender your beliefs on how things “should” be, to the greater will of the Universe. Go deep inside. Seek knowledge while knowing that all of the answers to all of the questions are already inside of you. You are so very wise. Allow Spirit to talk to you and through you. Ask good questions. Be still, listen and you will hear the answers. Meditate on understanding, not outcome, knowing there is blessing in everything. Know that you are never alone. – You are a spiritual being enjoying a human experience. You are a part of something so much greater that will live forever.
Spread your wings and fly. You belong up with the stars. The world is yours. And remember, it’s only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you’ll realize you’ve had wings all along! May your life be filled with infinite joy.