I have had a vision building in me for several weeks now. I hope the poem below helps you see what I am seeing, feel what I am feeling, ever present in my spirit mind. May it open up this vision in your own mind, heart and spirit.
When I was a little girl my mom would ask me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My reply was, "a wife and a mother." She would prompt me, "Don't you want to be an movie star or a singer?" Nope, my dreams were much simpler. When I was 19 years old I married my high school sweetheart. By 25, I had a son, then at 26 I was divorced and I raised my son alone.
Your family gave you roots, a physical foundation and beginning for your life. For most people, the early years with family involved lots of dysfunction. After all, the majority of caretakers haven't mastered unconditional love - they pass their dysfunctional patterns on to the next generation. Whether your caretaker was a parent or another person, you learned his or her view of life. You learned to see the world through a dysfunctional lens. When you are older, you may blame your family, being angry about how you were treated and the convoluted notions you learned to see as truth.
Life is supporting your progress. It is strengthening you and Loving you into each new moment. Your choice is a powerful vehicle of movement, for indeed it is the only way you ever travel. Each step is a choice.
My dear friends, we love you so very much. As you begin your new year remember that each moment in your life is a chance to begin a new you. The smallest changes in thinking create huge changes in your outer world. The tiniest choices to love create a far more loving reality.
You are capable of true greatness. This is not a question, a wish or a hope. This is a simple fact. You are capable of true greatness.
True greatness is not something you hold up to a standard you or society have set and ask over and over, “Is this it?” True greatness is a flame inside, a truth that is you. And as you go through life, this truth can become buried. You may need to unravel the consequences of some past actions to clear a space for it. Or you may need to balance the time and effort required to carry your burdens with the time and effort required to excavate your shining wonder.
But it is there. It is real. It is true and it shines.