"I want you to remember that you are a "Goddam Super Star" and you were born this way! I want you to remember that at least one person believes in you." - Lady Gaga
How true these words can be. You are a Super Star, you are the Super Nova in the sky, you are the brilliant light that twinkles in your eyes. I want you to remember that, through everything that you do, you are worth it, for everything that you are. Your life is one, well worth living and is well worth sharing. And as a part of my mission, I am here to continue to remind you daily, that your life isn't defined by the dollars in your bank account or the likes on your social media pages. It isn't defined by the number of friends you have, or how many high fives you get daily.
Your life is defined by only you and how you are feeling, so the question is... what do you want to be feeling?
"I just want to be happy." - Lady Gaga
Isn't that the goal? Isn't that the truth we are all seeking? Of course, it is. That is the life we are all here to be living. Happiness. So why are so many of us living lives unhappily? Even when it appears we have everything?
Depression. Unhappiness. Pain. Suffering. We all go through it. We all live through it in one form or another, these feelings, these experiences repetitiously, this disconnection to ourselves and our Spiritual beings our truest feelings. Living through the forgetfulness of who we are, inside. To one day find the realization of our truth and who we want to be, on the outside.
The striving for perfection, defined by social interactions leaves regret, but the striving for progression, defined by self, provides pleasure and joy when you allow it to. Perfection generates the idea there is an end. That we have a goal to reach and when we have completed it, we are done. But that is not how life works when we complete one step, there is always a next. This is the lesson Mother Nature lends. That there is always another level to reach for and exceed beyond. That all life is infinite. We live in cycles of transformation, from a seed to a tree to a leaf and over again.
But what if you cannot see what you are becoming and all you can do, is go by what others are telling you?
When you allow yourself to step away from the voices coming from every angle these days telling you what or what not to be. How to dress or what to do next. We define ourselves once again. Not by what we are taught to be, but who we came here to be.
People so often forget we are human and spirit too, we are a connection of more than the skin and bones witnessed from this world view. Within this form we have feelings too, we have a spirit who lives inside this life too. It is time for us to remember that this life isn't a machine to continue running through, in every direction, at all times, never ending, never resting for reset or upgrading. We forget that we as humans, our structure needs rest, and regenerating. It is time for us to live a more self-indulgent life. Not the form that blocks the feelings out, that drowns the essence of your Spirit but the form that gives back, that gives you a refreshed feeling. A self-awareness and reconnection to your heart and your feelings, to know the choices in life you are choosing.
In our world, machines are given periods to upgrade and cool down. We turn off our phones and computers daily and the cars we drive, when they break down, we upgrade the systems to give them new life and more memory and energy to run smoother. Yet our bodies these are like machines too. They are the vehicles that transport our Spirit within this world of creation. When we push ourselves too hard and deplete the engines we are driving, when we choose to only live by what others tell us, vs asking what's best for our beings, we leave ourselves poorly satisfied in the lives we are here living. Forgetting that our Spirits to have a need for rejuvenation and our hearts, they too need time for recuperating.
If we push too hard, life will explode before us, leaving us with the choice, to be or not anymore.
Then what? Then where do we go if life explodes? When we push ourselves too far, too fast, too inconsistently, to live as others do or through expectations that are unreasonable for our optimal growth and most extraordinary beauty. We leave room for breaking. We deplete the nutrition in our systems and the support we give them. We are then ultimately breeding disease and manifestation of depression. The essence of disconnection and the removal of the life we are living.
Through this disconnection, we have chosen to walk a path that leads to heartbreak and disaster, to the depletion of our systems. Our financial structures and our health care systems. This is in our micro and macro views of the worlds we live through. The ultimate source of its creation all lays within you. It is only you who can change this structure to formulate a different world to view. And when you do, that shift, that view, ripples out in the actions you take and the presence you give through sharing your perspective of the world you once knew to the one you have come to know. The one in which peace and love for self-grew.
What happens when all you see is untruth or all you know is misleading to your world view?
Without seeing what lays behind the doors of those you look up to, in a way to humanize their lives, that which isn't always shown on the outside, we forget to realize that life isn't always perfect in day to day life and that others are like you too, even if they feel worlds apart from you. Famous or not, we are all human and have feelings too.
The stars, they are all around you, they are you and we are by no means separate from these. If you look outside, you might even realize, they are living next to you. That these people are moving through life just like you do. That means if you can perceive it, you can achieve it, that dream you came to dream, you can be the living proof, if you choose to. You can find your way to living the life you want to live, so long as you follow the guidance that lays within, to align yourself with a life that feels glorious to you. So that then, when the opportunities will become present to you, life becomes less about what others expect of you and more of what you expect of yourself and how you can make your ideas into something else, something of value and something of worth, for you and all others too. Manifesting the life you have always dreamed about, here and now.
How do we move from one world to the next?
It's all about perspective and the ability to listen to the voices that lay within. To let go of the expectation of what others have of you, to let go of the fear that surrounds you, so to live the life you've always wanted to. Then, it is important to stand up tall in your truth, to answer the calls of your spirit hollering out to you, so to grab hold of your mission and find your purpose and bring clarity to you. To showcase your knowledge and bring a formulation to it. That means when you are asking questions, on which direction to go and what leap to take, you listen, you determine what feels best, not what feels comfortable, but what resonates to your vibration or to the life you want to be living. Sometimes that means making hard decisions. That means that sometimes you have to say no and stand by it. It may bring heartbreak to others, it may bring disappointment, but if it is not right for you, there is no harm in it. There only comes harm when you do not listen.
What would happen if you said yes to something that you were meant to say no to because you felt you might hurt someone's feelings or would break someone's, heart? What would happen if all you did was speak your truth, with no holds bars?
If you felt deep within your heart and you kept getting this nagging feeling to say no to something that you really felt you should do because it would mean the world to someone else, or you were told it would help someone out. That means there lays pressure there, from somewhere else. That there is an expectation that you are disconnected from yourself. That perhaps that little nagging voice, telling you no, is the voice that's best for you to take note of. However it appears very small, it is weak and depleted because over the years you have forgotten about it. You have forgotten to listen. And as you do, that voice feels, as if "Why bother? There's no use in trying because they never listen."
But what happens if you do listen?
You give power to it. And when you give power to your heart, to your Spirit, you give power to yourself. You open yourself up to new possibilities for growth. And your Spirit will feel as if they can stand up and speak out once more. Because if you listen once, you might just listen more.
That means when you open one door, much more come to follow and true happiness begins to grow once more.
What happens if you close the door or do not answer when the voice from within reaches out?
Well, that would mean that what you chose to do was to not listen. And when you do not listen to your own heart and prefer to listen to your head or the expectation of what others want, you are doing an injustice to yourself and the others in your life that you serve. That means you have just said yes, to an experience, someone else was expecting you to say no to. And thus, they are left with dealing with the consequences of your selfishness or rather your lack of awareness and courage to listen to your heart for the betterment of all. Even if that means saying no and standing tall.
In life, this is your only service, to listen and answer the call. To live from your heart and love all that you choose, to do what feels good to you, all of you, your spirit, all. Thinking beyond yourself and remembering there is more than just oneself in the All that is you.
Remembering that "I am you and you are me and we are one in the world we see" and truly we are everything.
That means, by you listening to your inner voice, your Spirit, your Higher Self, you give your counterpart in any situation, your reflection, the opportunity to learn and grow in the ways they need to, to counterbalance the energies. However, by you ignoring your intuition and disrespecting yourself, ignoring the lesson to live in and speak your truth, you provide disturbances, in your life and other's as well. You deplete other's situations to learn and grow. And you block their opportunities to move on with their life calls, the lessons they are here to live through and move beyond.
That doesn't mean it's going to feel good always, but without a bit of friction, the seed would never sprout. And what that means, when you listen to your heart, is that what will come of it all, will feel even better than your comfort zone of standing in the hall.
So which door do you choose and how to know what's best for you?
Ask and you shall receive. Ask yourself questions daily, check in with how you're feeling. Notice the difference in when something feels good and when it does not. Notice what your heart says to the reactions of your counterpart.
The questions you pour out will always be answered, they will always be presented with an understanding for you to grasp onto. It then becomes your duty to take those answers and decipher which make the most sense to put together or move through first. Because sometimes we are given multiple steps to move through all at once. Or choices in which direction to take, as part of a test to elevate your connection and reaffirm your trust and understanding in the messages of your heart and Spirit, the guidance you have been seeking.
When you can define these answers in a way that strengthens your own unique approach to Spirit, your Heart, and Higher Self, it is then here where you are to implement these steps into action and present them to the public. Like research for understanding. That means different things to different people. Some people will choose to live their lives more simply upon their new found connections and share their life lessons with other friends and family, while others will be called upon to write about their findings and share it with the greater public, and others may be responsible for speaking on it, or singing songs in reflection of it. And so on and so on, dependent upon your own individual desires and dreams you wish to be living.
Where do you go from here, once you have learned to reconnect yourself to the inner voice and guidance given?
It then becomes time to rejuvenate your mind. To open your heart to see a greater light, to transform your eyes and notice that there are a million stories of people going from "rags to riches" and "starting from the bottom". There are a million stories of people living with unhappiness and disease and overcoming them. There are a million stories of people living in fear and stepping through it to find a field of dreams awaiting them. However, each story is unique. Not one is the same. And it is your duty to find a way, to explain yourself, to the million others looking to find their way. That are out there, waiting for YOU to wake up and shine your light the way you do. To express your heart and mind through the world you view. To empower them to stand tall, next to you. From your neighbor to the public or anywhere in between. Anyone who asks, and anyone who connects, you listen and continue to open yourself, reminding your mind, to open only the options of doors presented to you, vs barging through doors, that aren't meant to be opened, that you had to go off searching to find, only to find, you haven't a key to unlock that door at this time and there was another there, that would have provided you an easier way. And some, you may need to understand are meant to be found along rugged roads, to value what lays behind their doors.
It is your duty and choice to live freely within the mind and through the heart of your kind, to share what you know with those you meet and to know which doors are meant for you to meet.
Then, to share with the world, however large or small you choose to be, all about how you came to realize that you are more than what meets the eye and your path to living free. That you are not defined by what others expect of you or label you as, that you are the only one with the power, in the lives you've lead. That life is not all about living in unhappiness, that the depression or pain and suffering you have gone through, have a purpose behind them, so you can find a way to shine through them, to live beyond them and to see new understanding in a life full of them. That you are not defined by anything that you do not choose to be.
That "I define my own fame, I define my own existence, I define my own identity, I define my own beauty for myself. No one can define who you are." - Lady Gaga
Only you have this power over your self and the choice is yours, so why not, just be yourself.
The choices to make are presented within the questions only you can ask and only you can define the answers that will move yours through life. You get the choice. You can pick and choose from all the voices, but the voice that means the most is your own, inside. The one you are determined to check in with daily and ask for the directions you are choosing between, so you can feel your best. To learn to say yes and no, to find your best.
It is your life and time to be used, freely, to realize if the choices that are given to you, are those that are best for you, to be making and to be living. It is your life to be choosing, and it is part of your life's mission to determine which way to be moving.
If your life doesn't feel like bliss, doesn't feel so good to be living within, then there is something you are missing, something you are seeking that your Spirit wants you to go on finding.
Perhaps your Spirit has felt that now is the time for a change, to create a new awakening. A time for transformation into a new being. Perhaps your unhappiness is the only way your Spirit can make you aware, that your life is one WORTH living. That it isn't something to just throw away or give up on making. This gift that is shared, that is so highly recommended for you to present to the world, it can come in so many forms, it is up to you to find the calm within the storm and to define how you want to show yourself to the world.
And there, when you find your slice of heaven within the clouds you plant on earth, the dreams you wish to sprout from the gardens and sands you have searched. This is where you will know, just how good it feels to speak from your heart and to live through your hurt. Because beyond all that you once knew, you will come to find something new. Something you've always wanted and something beyond it too.
So just be YOU. That is the most important choice you can make. And maybe one day you'll realize, you are the treasure you can here to make.