What are Your Healing Powers?
Last month I enjoyed a weekend in Lanesboro MN staying at a lovely B&B with friends. Our time was spent balancing, aligning and rejuvenating our Body/Mind/Spirit. We had long bike rides along a lazy river, stopped for homemade pie, wandered through local art galleries, and had fabulous breakfasts. We had enlightening conversations about our visions for the future personally and collectively, the earth’s energy and the changing paradigms of our world. On Friday evening we had an amazing dinner on the patio at the Old Village Inn and we were treated to a display of fire flies.
It has been years since I have seen their glow the dark and was struck by the metaphor and symbolism they represent.
- Where is that light in the center within of each of us?
- What lights us up?
- How do we live every day with our inner light radiating into the world?
We carry continuously this luminescent center inside, sometimes called our Highest Self, sometimes called the Holy Spirit, sometimes called the Source of All That Is. The principles of positive psychology and strength-based theory are fabulous frameworks for empowered living at home and at work. We light up when we consciously cultivate our calling, our purpose, and our expression in the world by keeping company with those who invite us forward and nurture our spirits. We shine when we give our attention to intentions that expand our highest nature.
The flip side is noticing and healing any part of ourselves that covers up our brightness. Even the fire fly’s light would not be visible if it were encased in layers of occlusion. For us humans, we can get caught in limiting thoughts, beliefs or self-talk that keep our self small and our brilliance buried. Some of my favorite ways to open up and relax when I feel constricted are to spend time in nature, move my body, connect with friends, eat nourishing foods, breathe deeply, meditate and laugh. When the inner and outer blocks to my true nature are removed, I am confident, flowing, inspiring and creative personally, in my relationships and at work.
As Marianne Williamson so eloquently stated:
“…. as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
The lesson from the firefly is to radiate light from the inside out. Whether false identity originates from our inner misunderstandings or outer erroneous feedback, becoming aware of that which can restrict our shining allows us to live in freedom. When we fully reveal our original condition of brilliance, it expresses as us through our love, smile, purpose, passion and meaning in the world.
I invite you to look at my book Living From The Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming