Step out from behind your insecurities. You are here to shine. You were born to give to the world. To serve the world. To create an empire of boundless love and acceptance. There is a truth to this that you will only comprehend when you leave this place. But with all the courage-love-compassion you can muster – serve. Be kind. Give people the opportunity, the comfort ability to be their selves. Do so by being your self. Unapologetically. You come from a good place. Do not doubt your value and worth in this world. Never Hide. Shine like the beacon of light that you are.
It is easy to say that you are not ready. It is easy to crawl under a rock and to keep the eyes from you, but that is not your task. Your task is to stand in your truth. Strong and firm. Any challenge to you is only meant to strengthen you. Choose to show up. Again, and again, and again. Even when you can no longer physically stand you can choose to show up, to the reality as it is. Do not be afraid of your truth.
Speak without the filter of negativity and doubt. Open your mind to the possibility of wild success. Success in being your self in truth.
You have an education in matters of the soul. You have spent time in darkness and in such now are able to serve the light. You life is a compendium. It is a legacy of art and inspiration that you have come to give. Please do not doubt that. Come out from behind your cloud and shine.
Dwelling on the earth but hailing from the distant reaches of the universe. Beyond conceptual space and time you are a product of the sublime. Heaven exists within and we are here to provide maps. Expressions. Descriptive audio of the promise land. A world where you are in perfect freedom and liberty. A place where you are fully expressed in the reality of the infinite eternal.
Part of you is of the earth, and part of you is from the stars. Leave your journals for those who wish to travel. From the heavens, reach down into me and fill me with purpose. Allow me to live with such grace.
I will stand on the podium, or the pedestal, wherever you choose to place me, but not for me. No I will stand for you, to glorify you. The eternal spirit, the prime mover of all things.
I will work to gather those who are called. To bring examples of open hearted loving without expectation or agenda. Simply to gather those who love and revere life. To offer a haven for those who seek peace. To hold space for those who are moving toward the light.
I pray that my mind remains open. That I continue to understand the motives of men and women. I pray that my life brings clarity and levity to the people of this Earth.
I yearn to be of service. To create a legacy of love. To cultivate leaders over and again who in turn cultivate leaders who cultivate leaders. I recognize my role as one in a succession of many. As I am a pupil becoming a master, I become a pupil again. I humble myself in the presence of the awakened ones and the masters of reality. With this as my end, I vow to ‘Never Hide’.
I embrace the challenge. To be a human being who values truth, who embodies integrity, who fails publicly in order to succeed privately.
I step up to the plate. I swing.
Faith, I practice faith daily by showing up. I know that my worth can not be determined by anyone other than me. Only I can decide what the measure of my worth is. And today, right now I know that my mission is to be real. To be honest with myself and others. To choose the path which leads to peace. To hold others up, to support the growth of the garden and not my own flowers.
I acknowledge the power of the collective and I serve the community as best I can by being an example.
I have work to do. I have realities to realize, but in my heart I know that my purpose is to serve through love. To encourage the growth of the garden, to worship the sun and revere the rain. To enjoy the fruits of the Earth in the presence of the divine.
I will not hide. I will put myself on display. I will stand trial.
*it is interesting how this collage was born out of chance. Images are collected on whims and simply because I like them. And then sometimes, and in this case, they fall on to the page. And they seem to just work. And as I glue them down, I’m not really sure what they mean. But I follow my feelings. I trust that I’m being guided. And so here I now reflect on the meaning of this piece and it is so profound. With me as the judge I declare this profound because the effect it has on my consciousness. It demands my respect. It demands that I respect myself. That I continue to share and show up.