Flash back to junior high. The cool kids. Yeah, them…us….not us….not them. A time when being mean was cool. 😎
I remember even then wondering what was so cool about being cool. Wasn’t it better to be warm? Wiki defines Cool as moderately low temperature or alternatively an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, and style. Wait, what? What’s good about that? I challenge you to embrace your warmth and pass it on to all around you. Sprinkle that loving goodness all around your energetic sphere. Allow your sunshine to radiate endlessly.
There will be haters. That’s okay. Let them be where they are. It is not your place to judge them. We can radiate warmth to the coolest of haters. Perhaps they will feel your sunshine and quietly relish in it alongside you. Be the source of love, light and warmth. Let the cool kids stay where they are.
I’ve recently been studying the song “Sara” by Fleetwood Mac. One lyric really summoned my curiosity “starling flew for days”. After a bit of time on google, I came across the following meaning:
Starling teaches lessons of group etiquette, social standing and family relations and how you appear to the world in those relationships. He will show the nuances of the art of communication and vocalization which needs to be clear and expressive. It’s time to speak your voice. Starling can show how to be a fierce competitor to achieve goals along with using all the resources available to do such. Are you balancing your feminine/masculine qualities? It is time to accomplish tasks early and not wait until the last minute. Are you clinging to an idea, perception, people too tightly? Starling will teach much about sensitivity to others and working as a unity either in this world or another and will instill a sense of protection and hope. Credit
In the sea of love…where everyone would love to drown. So when you build your house, please call me home. 💕🎶🌝🌑🌗🌞🌺
Be love. I’ll meet you there. It’s nice and toasty warm. 🤗
Sometimes life can be hard. Sometimes it’s like sailing with a cool, easy breeze beneath your wings. Allow yourself to embrace both, along with everything in between. Sometimes between the seasons is when we can catch a true glimpse into our innermost selves. If you are fortunate to see with your eyes open, you might find a love affair with yourself.
A love affair with yourself requires an unabridged acceptance of yourself…exactly as you are. This does not mean to suggest that we don’t pursue growth. Rather, we pursue growth within the parameters of who we really are. Without apology. If we can be our most authentic selves we can more readily tap into our strengths and allow them to bloom.
So see the most beautiful version of yourself. Let your work begin there.
We recently woke up to learn of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. At some point we have to ask, when and why did all of this begin? What happened? This sort of thing never happened when I was growing up. Several years ago, I stopped watching the news because I found all the hype just brought me down. Nowadays, I know when it’s time to tune into the news based on my Facebook feed. One post after another…Pray for Vegas.
For those of you who have been following my blog may know I’m reading Braving the Wilderness, authored by Brene Brown. In it, she speaks of the day the Challenger blew up. When the news came in, she was driving. Like so many others, she pulled over and began to sob. As a Texan, she had a comradery with the people of her state and a tie to the Challenger that was a bit closer. She speaks of how when people began driving again, they instinctively put their lights on. In so doing, they formed somewhat of a procession. A bond. A tie. A unity.
When tragedy strikes, people rise to hold a space for others that always leaves me hopeful. It’s human nature to want to unite, particularly when one of our own is being threatened. A oneness, if you will. So I implore you to continue to hold a space for all of humanity. Allow the consequence of these senseless tragedies to be love. Love for one another. Love for those involved. Love for those affected. It’s all we can really do. Find love.