I’m not a particularly religious person but that isn’t to say that I don’t have faith. In fact, I have a very strong faith. But the following quote hit me right where I needed it to; “God does not say, ‘First be good then you can experience me;’ God says, ‘Experience me within yourself, and your life will be an expression of all that is good.’” Dean Jackson. Many of us are taught that we need to attain a certain level of worth in order to do the things we enjoy doing. We are taught that life is meant to be a struggle in order to prove our worthiness. As we shed the layers of a paradigm that no longer suits us, this inherent message we are all taught no longer resonates. We feel the discordant hum pulling us further and further off key.
The new message that the world is slowly waking up to is that we are inherently good. We are born worthy of the lives we desire and that can look different for everyone. There isn’t one answer for living life—we are all given a different role to play and our only job is to play that to the best of our ability and to work on leveling up as often as we can. Our job is to fulfill our purpose.
If we look at this as a simple problem of numbers, it doesn’t make any sense that nearly 8 billion people would be expected to run the same exact path and fulfill the exact same purpose. There simply aren’t enough of the same resources for us to be required to do the same thing and achieve the same goals. There is a reason we are not only born diverse, but have diverse tastes and interests. We have unique talents and abilities. Why in the universe would we be expected to ignore that which is within us in order to be the same thing? That would be like expecting the cardinal to roar as a lion. It doesn’t even make sense.
We all have a unique message and it is important to share that message. We are ALL born with the ability to express ourselves. It is our societal norms that teach us to quiet down and play it safe and to question our abilities. It is our system that forces the same message down all of our throats. It is our basal instinct that teaches us to blend and hide and question ourselves and forces us to mock those that are different. Our primal brain still remembers a time when those who were different were culled from the herd. It is our job to heal ALL of those messages and let our voices ring loud.
The key to all of this is to know that there is nothing we have to prove. We are worthy. We have immense power and dimming that light won’t make anyone else’s shine brighter—it will create a suppressed volcano inside of ourselves. Let that out, express everything you can, and be true to who you are. The universe needs you to create that orbit to balance things out. The universe wouldn’t put you here for no reason. You have to remind yourself of your ability and your purpose. The things that call to you call to others as well—let your light shine and be the spark for someone else. The stars don’t dim when another begins to shine.