Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King
She has tormented me for ten years. She has cost me money, time and wasted my investments.
Every single time I am about to “launch” that great creative genius inside of me, Frightful Mags pops up her head and taunts me mercilessly, leaving me so fearful that I retreat to this small corner where the familiar voices soothe me, reminding me over and over, that my place is just this small, dark corner. Each time it happens, I remain trapped in the dark room, even afraid to open my eyes for fear that the light would burn me.
Today, I had enough of her. Even within the dark shadows of my mind, the light came through burning those walls which has kept me languishing for so long. She stood up to me. Her familiar voice rose high but I found the courage to whip her back. I cursed her up and threw a tantrum. I heard my voice transcend the prison walls which locked me with the fear of success and saw the bolts of laziness spring out, releasing me to unfamiliar grounds and the determination to free myself. I suddenly heard the sweetness of a voice that seem to flow out of my mouth – a voice which I barely remembered. The sweetness of the voice reminded me of the time before she built those prison walls around me. The walls started to crumble, piece by piece. The longer I sang, the more my voice seem to become one with the entire universe. The light engulfed me lifted me into this effortless vortex where I felt my soul expanded to push me to the outer boundaries where I could hear magnificent voices cheering me on.
But wait. Just before I leave, I must give Frightful Mags the eviction notice so that she knows for certain that there is a price to pay when she has sucked up my earnings, time and investment for far longer than I should have tolerated. I could have another tenant.Dear Frightful Mags, This is to notify you that your failure to step up to your success over the last ten years has rendered you in violation of our lease agreement which stated that you were going to:
- stand up for your life
- use your talent to generate a million dollar income and not merely just enough to get by
- get rid of all these self- destructive, sabotaging beliefs such as, “I don’t have time”; I am not smart enough”; “I have not had this success in my past”; “My life is out of control,” I will rise when I win the lottery,” “Other people are not cooperating with me”, “I am no one important.”
- be a voice for the vulnerable and
- use your life as an inspiration to help others achieve their dreams.
Who do you need to give an eviction notice to? Don’t let this tenant occupy free space. TuneIn to what he/she is costing you and kick their but out of your life so that you can create space for the MAGNIFICENT person you are!
My sister Anthia died when she was only 27. We can say that she was too young to die. On the other hand, how can I say that, when I was given the premonition of her death and I had dreams of her death a full year before she died. I was only 16 at the time and these dreams were quite confusing to me until she died and I was able to put it all together and realized that life was preparing me for her death.
What I remember most clearly about her life, was that she lived it and enjoyed it. She loved buying beautiful shoes and clothes. One day, I overheard my mom scolding her about buying too many shoes. She said to her, “You must save your money. Why do you keep on buying all these clothes are shoes?” This did not bother Anthia – she continued shopping for beautiful things. I can still see the happiness and glow on her when she dressed – she was exquisite. I am so glad that she shopped for her heart’s desires.
We spent many, many evenings in my parent’s old kitchen talking about books, movies, boys and life. Being several years older than me, I felt it special that my oldest sister and I could talk for such long hours. Her best friends became my friends and I still love and adore them because of the gift that they too gave me by accepting me in their lives so completely. Now, I know why God, in his wisdom, granted me so much time with her, in her short time.
Did her soul know that she had only a short earth life and she needed to make the most of it?
I also know, based on my dreams and connections with the spirit world, that there is also nothing to be afraid of death as the soul only transitions to the other life with a higher dimension. Anthia, my mom, dad and other loved ones continue to communicate with me. They are still very present in my life.
Anthia had high expectations for me and expected me to excel at school. For every prize and award that I have received, I silently thank her for her confidence in me and always speaking to me in a way that made me think of using my talent on this earth. She had an aspiration that I would be a writer one day because she loved reading the poems and silly things I wrote about. Well, so many years later, here I am writing away on this blog.
TuneIn to LIVE YOUR LIFE FULL. StepUp to listen to that inner voice within you and that calling within your heart even though it means that sometimes you have to take a risk. Don’t be afraid to say what you need to say to someone or do what you need to do for them. If you had only the next moment left to live, what would you do or not do?
If you have lost a dear one and you are reading this blog now, I am receiving a message now, to let you know that your loved one is perfectly fine. They have entered into a spirit dimension which is all love and light. It was their time to go and nothing could have stopped it – they chose to go back to the spirit world. All they ask of us is to continue remembering them as loving us. Don’t be sad for their crossing over – celebrate their life and their spirits.
Here is a video by Steve Jobs which takes the message closer home.
“Do you think Sara is intelligent?” my friend asked me.
“I don’t know” I asked. It depends on the situation.
This led into a long, winding conversation because I don’t think that people should be labeled as intelligent or non-intelligent. We have created so many labels around ourselves and others with our perception of what is intelligent or not intelligent.
We are all intelligent people who show our intelligence in various ways and it is important for us to tune in to those gifts we have and not let others decide our level of intelligence and worst yet, to live our lives by the label they have set for us. By tuning in, we can USE our gifts instead of trying to change something in us, that no matter how hard we try, it will never feel right for the unique person we are.
– Raj is a gifted communicator and a master in sales but terrible at maintaining relationships because he simply can’t get along with others for a long period.
– Alia is gifted intellectually and can analyse huge quantities of information to show startling findings.
– Carms is the sweetest, kindness and most loving person you could ever meet and has developed a wide network of people in her life – from royalty to peasants.
– Steve is a master at fixing things – from cars to fixtures to electronics
Are any of those unique people less intelligent? When you meet them at their level, in their circle, doing what they absolutely do best – you can’t help but see the spark in their eyes and the bounce in their steps. Accepting ourselves and others as who we are, instead of who we should be… is actually more difficult than it seems.
This quote by Steve Jobs sums it all:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
TuneIn to the wonderful “YOU” that you are today and StepUp to BE YOU every single day!