“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”
― Anthon St. Maarten,
“I have a confession to make”.
Since I was a little child I always wanted to be a singer dancer and actress. Deep down in my heart was always a yearning and pining for the creative world.
But I was not able to let that be felt, or shown to anyone or the world.
Because it had never been done before in my neck of the woods. What I mean by this is, that no one in my generational line had ever become a move star or actress, so why start now.
As a teen I would wear outfits on the weekends in a way that would get me attention. I would always get stopped by some passing stranger admiring my latest fashion show asking me where I got my latest outfit mashup from, and I would politely say I put it together myself from a few outfits from my wardrobe.
So this year 2017 I made a promise to myself that I would try to fulfil some of my berried dreams of getting into the creative world.
It’s Never To Late To Live Up To Your Dreams
So January began and I started posting vlogs about me well just being me. My first one was of me starting on my weight loss journey and healthy lifestyle and I posted it on my Facebook page and to my surprise my first video got over 400 views.
I was surprised to say the least. That gave me the push and motivation to post another video with my younger daughter called The Thrift Shop Challenge and long behold that got over 700 views.
There was no stopping now…..Now that I felt comfortable on being me and not being afraid anymore or worried about what others thought about me. I decided to do a video I entitled My home made music video. It was only a 2 or so minute long video and only took half an hour or so of my time in minus 2 degrees weather but we managed to get it done. I spent 15 minutes editing the video and putting it together with some music and then posted it up onto my Facebook page and went to bed. The next morning my daughter rushed into my bedroom to inform me that our video had already had 5000 views.
I thought to myself still half asleep that something must have gone wrong with her computer, so I decided I would get up and check it myself. She was right just over 5000 views. In the next few days something crazy happened at least for me, the video started to accrue more and more views and in just two days views went to 13,000.
You can follow the Link below to watch the video as for some reason LinkedIn will not allow me to post the videos from my Facebook page.
I started to feel a little scared but at the same time I knew I was living from my inner self even though scared to show my true self because to be honest with you I felt like a little child lost in a big world and I didn’t know what I was really doing. I was starting all over again but I knew at least this time round I was going to get to know and love the new me which was already there deep down.
I was getting inline with the inner me and I wanted others to get to know her too.
So why am I sharing this with you….?
Things Started to Change For Me
I started to get comfortable with me and started to put out there to the universe more of me, what I was thinking, what I was feeling and more of the gifts that have been deposited inside of me from the inner me.
All that we are developing ourselves into will not be beneficial to anyone else around us, unless we are making substantial contribution to the human race. And what better way to do this, is for them to get to know The Real You.
Let Your Inner Love Shine
It’s been said that love makes the world go round, and this is true, and in fact truer than you may have considered. In recent time’s scientist are discovering that when they try to research the smallest particles of existence it appears they don’t exist and the smallest particles that they can find are literally energy and respond to human thought.
What an awesome energy to get under the influence of (LOVE), to allow it to permeate every aspect of our lives. By default its available, we therefore need simply to tune our conscious and subconscious thought to this reality to benefit from this energy. Allow your actions to be driven by a genuine desire to see others’ lives bettered and you’ll achieve so much more than if you simply pursue a self-centred agenda.
Call it the law of attraction or simply the law of the universe, but we should always do unto others as we’d have them do unto us. Love for self always precedes genuine love for others. The love we are discussing is verb love meaning it’s a ‘to do’ word. It requires action. Practically loving ourselves means that we invest in ourselves, this comes out of seeing our immense value and potential and therefore investing in seeing our potential maximised because, well were worth it.
Out of this healthy self-realisation we are then able to invest in the lives of others in practical meaningful ways. The thought that we must always put others first and therefore neglect ourselves is unrealistic, unsafe and actually not real love at all. The admonition to; ‘Love our neighbour ‘as ourselves” teaches us this. Love is the most powerful force in the universe and love is a person, get to know Him or Her, and They will pour their love into you, which will inevitably come through you, and others will reap the benefits. But you’ll reap the harvest.
Let Your Inner Love Heal Yourself And Others
Being a loving person and developing into a channel through which genuine affection can flow out to others makes for a truly holistic life. Some of us find this easier than others. For some of us our hurts and past experiences present great emotional obstacles when it comes to giving and receiving affection.
So how do we develop into loving affectionate people?
It’s very helpful when we realise the impact our lives are having on those around us. If were simply takers, looking for ways to drain others and expecting them to clear up the mess, we won’t be kindly affectionate folks who can positively impact those we come in contact with, with our gift of inner self, the other extreme is also true. Martyr type individuals who at the expensive of their own emotional mental and physical wellbeing, expend all their energy and resources seeking to help others, don’t realise that unless there is a healthy flow of self-nutriment and development occurring in our lives balanced by sufficient down time, burn out will be the almost inevitable result.
Affection like love starts with ourselves first. “Caring for yourself,” said Roger Fritz in his book ‘The power of a positive attitude’ “Is not selfish; you can’t show you care for others, unless you care for yourself.” So begin by taking inventory of your current emotional state, and if you need investment, as most of us do, do whatever it takes to develop your inner self and your inner emotion to equip you for a stronger, longer lasting loving relationships and life, which you’ll find to be the true measure of wealth in your life.
Living a life from the Inside out is the best gift that you can ever gift to yourself.
I know for me it has forever changed my life for the better.
With all my love Rachael Aprill Phillips. Learning To Live Life On My Terms, How About You?
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