Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
There is no one else on this planet who can do you better than you.
We each have a purpose here on this planet and the only way of fulfilling that purpose is to be ourselves. That’s right.
It’s interesting how we are brought up. Lots of us grow up believing we need to fit into a mold to be accepted by society. This is a load of bullshit, really. It’s based on fear - which is the opposing force to love.
The reason we are each born to fulfill our different purposes is because it’s what makes the world go round. It’s like we are all little pieces of the very large puzzle called life. And with one missing piece, the puzzle is not complete.
This is why when we are being true to self, life seems to have a flow, an energy, an abundance to it. The more we can cultivate authenticity in our lives, the more we step into health and happiness. Even if a challenging circumstance comes up, we are able to handle it with more ease and grace.
Through my humble 31 years of human experience (in this lifetime), I’ve learned that this is not always easy, but reaps great benefit.
When I look back on my life before I got sober (in 2012), starting around my teenage years, I was always trying to fit in. I wanted to be a cool kid! Countless times, I found myself sacrificing my own integrity to be part of a popular group.
If you are hanging around people who you feel like you can’t be yourself around… You are most likely hanging out with the wrong crowd. Switch it up. Have faith you’ll find your tribe. You will.
As I get further into my sobriety (note: I know sobriety is not necessary for everyone, it’s just my journey), I notice that I continue to unravel the true layers of myself everyday. With this unraveling, people continue to come into my life who reflect my own values with love and kindness as the foundation. The people who don’t reflect what I vibe with tend to somehow become less and less a part of my life. It’s crazy and true!
Like all the greats say, our world is a reflection of what’s inside of us. So, when we're real, they're real.
Sometimes it’s super painful when a layer peels off. Sometimes I’ll cry for hours and need to schedule an emergency therapy appointment. And at other times, it’s easier than that. But ALL of the time, it’s so incredibly beautiful to see how my light is revealed underneath the bullshit I thought I needed to cover it up with.
You be you.
And just for fun, maybe say out loud, “fuck it!” with a smile on your face and light in your eyes ;)
You are blessed and you are a blessing.
I was talking with my mom the other day about being of service. Every morning in prayer I ask God, my higher self and all that surrounds me how I can be of greatest service to this day, to myself and to the people who I interact with. This concept really sank into my heart after being introduced to A Course In Miracles and becoming a fan of Marianne Williamson.
In our conversation I said something about being of service and it catapulted us into talking about what some people's perception of "being of service" is. We contemplated how some people (including ourselves at times) might have the belief that being of service means that they sacrifice themselves in an unhealthy way to help others, AKA being a martyr.
In my experience, being of service in this way is detrimental to our health, well being and relationships. I know because I've been there at times.
To me, being of service means to step fully into our own light, allowing it to flow through us and sharing the infinite abundance that it is. If we sacrifice too much, then we will not be able to sustain this attitude of service.
Sometimes being of service calls us to extremely challenging relationships and circumstances, at other times it's easier.. It's life! Either way, we can do our best to reveal our vibrant, healthy selves in order to lead by example and share our light with those who need it.
BEING OF SERVICE MEANS STANDING IN OUR LIGHT.
In praying to be of service, we offer ourselves to a life and force that will guide us to where we need to go, what we need to do and who we need to interact with for the highest, most healing outcome.
We can be of service in every moment of our day if we open ourselves up to it. We are always where we need to be. ALWAYS.
Are flying to Africa to volunteer in an orphanage
Have a house in suburb America with a 9-5
Are a stay at home mom
Are a homeless person living on the streets
Are a cook at a fast food restaurant
Are an entrepreneur running their own company
Are a teacher
Are a doctor
Are a lawyer
Are having a one on one conversation with a stranger or loved one
Are a person searching for their next step in life...
You can be of service. It's simple. Just follow the guidance. When we tune into it, we know.. It's a feeling that we are contributing to a greater whole (we always are whether we feel it or not) and able to be present in what we are doing.
Where can you be of service today, in this moment, in whatever you are doing?
If you focus on this, I promise you will start to feel lighter, healthier and happier about your life.
Keep up the service, friends, and keep standing in your light!
You are blessed and you are a blessing.