The first thing I saw before sunrise today were two sets of #Twin shooting stars over the city of Atlanta. Like a fiery #1111 from Heaven! It felt like magic. A miracle. I almost looked away after seeing the first set. Luckily, I've learned to stay the course. Be patient. Let things unfold. Because, it is our own self-imposed limits that rob us of miraculous opportunity. We give up, not God. Not the Universe. Not our Angels. We aren't beset by demons, Satan or Karma when things go awry; we're beset by ourselves. Really bad things happen that are well outside of our control--that's the truth! But, when obstacles find their way to our path, it is our responsibility to find a way over, around, below, or through those same obstacles.
By overcoming the resistance in our lives, we make manifest our own miracles AND repair our souls....
It'd be great if we all were X-Men...think of someone and teleport there. Or, create something from nothing with our thoughts alone. Instant gratification. Who doesn't want that??? But that's not the way the Universe works. Things take time. All positive outcomes do.
When things start to go wrong on your journey, it's not a sign to turn back or step away; it's a sign you're on the right path. We only catch resistance with forward momentum. It's easy to go backwards, walk the steps you've taken your whole life. Not so easy to carve new roads. Because it's new, no one else has traveled there. And that means, there will be things like large rocks, hungry predators, fallen trees...and, let's not forget the thorn bushes! If no one you know has done what you are trying to do, it doesn't mean it's wrong...it just means everyone you know was too afraid to try. Maybe they didn't even know it was possible to try. But again, that's when we buy in to social limits, or, as I like to call them, the boxes people start building for you before you're even born.
Everyone always wants to know WHY they're here...well, it's certainly not to run away from challenges. It's to overcome them. Be brave. Live a life full of outrageous courage.
When I wanted to have a child, I didn't ask permission. No one can live my life for me, just as no one can die for me. It's the same for every human on the planet. We are all responsible for our own happiness, despite things like betrayal, cancer, loss of a job, loss of a home...loss of a child. If you live long enough, the odds start stacking up against you. Our souls may be immortal, but our bodies are not. That's why I no longer give time to people who lack self-awareness. They'll live their life for others; it won't be until it's too late for them to fix things that the regret will seize their chest. It's what ends people. We all die of some physical ailment, but those ailments are symptomatic of something much worse: Denial.
You may not be in a position to change your stars...or even look up at the night sky to count them. But no matter where you are in your life, you can be mindful. You can be aware of who you are. It's important. Because, when you're not, you hurt others. There's no excuse for hurting other people because you don't understand your own psychology, nor have you successfully assimilated your lived experience into your psyche. No one can do that for you. Just you. That's why, when you hurt people or animals, or property, or rob, steal, cheat...you're only doing it to AVOID RESPONSIBLITY.
No one likes to look in the mirror if they're afraid a monster will be staring back....
Empty souls are automatons. Hollow shells. They like to work in jobs where you are plugged in to a pre-existing system. You don't have to think. In fact, you're encouraged not to. But...you're not here to plug in. Don't let anyone try to convince you otherwise. You're here, on this planet, at this time, to LIVE. Really live. And that means, making a connection.
When was the last time you felt alive??? Whenever that was, that moment was the moment you felt a genuine connection. I know when that moment was for me. One day, I'll feel it again. I hope. If I don't, it won't be because I didn't try, lol.
Imagine knowing your expiration date. It's not decades from now. It's months. Maybe a year. During the next year, you'll be in relatively good health, but at the end of it, no matter how healthy you feel, you'll die. No exceptions. Time is up.
What changes would you want to make...before the end of that year?
Think about it. But don't think too long. There isn't much time to make right the wrongs in your life. You may be overwhelmed, unsure of where to begin. So start simple. Begin with you. Or rather, your heart. Make it happy again. Make it feel alive. It's the ONLY reason you are here. Not to suffer. Not just to survive...you're here to thrive. You just have to let yourself. Give yourself permission. Stop looking to others. Look to you. You are the key to your own magic. Your own miracles. Your own happiness. Bliss isn't a job, a house, a car, a fat wallet, or designer shoes. Bliss is a person. The person you have that very rare connection with. The one that makes you feel alive. You will not find it again until and unless you find that particular soul you share it with.
You can count all the stars in the heavens, but they'll never add up to anything more true than my words do--right here, right now:
The biggest mistake of anyone's life is letting go of real love. Nothing will haunt you more.
Now, you better stop whining about why you can't allow yourself to feel alive. It's time for you to step up. Or, you wouldn't be reading this. And, you are.
Post-script: #EMMA is an acronym I trademarked; it stands for "Everything (in) My Mind Awaits." I want you to remember #EMMA when you feel you just don't have the strength to overcome the obstacles before you. You. Can. Know how I know??? Because #EMMA is easy to remember, even in your darkest hour. She's your light. Let #EMMA guide you. She'll protect you, give you strength. #EMMA. Say it every day. Every hour if you have to. Just keep saying it until it sinks in. Because, every positive change that pops into your mind is more than possible...it's probable, too. Remember: #EMMA