I wrote, in my article to you last week, about keeping our centre, no matter how much our lives sometimes spin around us. I want to turn it up a notch and initiate a little stubborn determination – to keep our energy at a good vibration, our thoughts productive and positive and to actually enjoy the excitement and enticement of life! Because I’m quite frankly fed up of having to pick myself back up after every lesson. I’m taking my next class with my feet firmly on the ground, with concentrated attention and, most importantly, with gratitude and a somewhat maverick enthusiasm.
You can take this classroom and …
We can let the frustration overcome us when the lessons get tough, we can hide away, allow our thoughts to take a downward spiral … or we can smile and turn things around! A smile, you will find, is like a big fingers up at the ‘dark sarcasm’ that life sometimes throws at us … because smiling from within transforms all that. When we do this, we regain self control to the point that we become the teacher. In fact, we don’t even need to be in a classroom any more, this can be a dance if you want! So, if you’re leading the dance of this moment, how are you going to make it come alive? I don’t mean hypothetically or at some point in the future, I mean right now! Why not pick something and go with it … anything that will fit what time you have available and brighten it up (maybe a quick phone call to a friend, an uplifting song, your favourite essential oil fragrancing the air … or you could go crazy and do all of the above!). Even something as simple as opening our windows wide makes a difference when its done with joyful intention – inviting the elements and the playful spring energy into our homes and our senses. This is what I mean when I sometimes talk of defiant happiness.
If it’s good enough for Rumi
Deepak Chopra quoted, in the film Finding Joe, the following words by Rumi:
‘I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who listens or what they think’.
Hear, hear! William Purkey furthered this, encouraging us to also ‘dance like there’s nobody watching’.
Certain friends and family, that I hold dear to my heart, might be reading this from their sick beds – I deeply hope that they don’t exclude themselves from these statements. I know the effects that sickness has on energy, thoughts and feelings but I promise that the vibrancy of your truth can break through if you muster up the determination and remember your God given right to live this moment. I’m not suggesting that you get up and do the cancan, but it is up to you what you do with every breath you breathe. I am exhilarated by Anita Moorjani’s bright perception of life. Here are some quotes from her truly inspirational book ‘Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing’.
‘The dichotomy is that for true healing to occur, I must let go of the need to be healed and just enjoy and trust in the ride that is life.’
‘Realizing that I am love was the important lesson I learned. Allowing me to release all fear, and that’s the key that saved my life.’
‘I now know that everything I need is already contained within me and is completely accessible if I allow myself to open up to what I sense is true for me…and the same is true for you.’
‘…letting go of attachment to any way of believing or thinking has made me feel more expanded and almost transparent so that universal energy can just flow through me.’
‘I’m at my strongest when I’m able to let go, when I suspend my beliefs as well as disbeliefs, and leave myself open to all possibilities. That also seems to be when I’m able to experience the most internal clarity and synchronicities.’
I was awestruck by this video of a disabled woman, semi-bedridden by a severe neuromuscular disease for nearly a decade, discussing the launch of her controversial ‘Ecstasy of a Cripple: the Resurrection of Passion’, geared to shatter societal perceptions on disability and sexuality. I applaud her for representing, in her own way, the unabashed and unabated pure love within each of us.
Wearing your own colours
No matter how well intended, concern from our loved ones can burden our state of mind and emotion … it can cloud our vision of the love and joy that is freely flowing through the universe and sparkling our center. I urge you not to wear other people’s emotions. Whether their worry is for your health, your finances, your direction in life … let it go. When you do this, you will remember just how accessible the uplifting essence of Universal love is and perhaps even remember that, no matter what your situation, you are allowed to smile and to have fun!
If you experience difficulties removing yourself from other people’s energy or emotions, you will find a lifeline in The Jacket Technique which provides you with instantly accessible and easy to follow techniques that help you to literally remove energy chords like you would a jacket. You will probably even find that once you are able to do this, your loved ones will respond to your restored vitality by worrying less – allowing you to resonate together at a more positive frequency.
Wishing you much happy rebelliousness.