I once knew a mother who had four children and I’ve never met a more organized person.
When I say that she was on top of everything, she was on top of everything. Her home was immaculate, she competed in fitness competitions, and she ran a business. She would even pack up all four of her kids and take them snowboarding, by herself, all the while I stared in awe.
This woman taught me discipline and absolutely no excuses. She really was extraordinary.
I’ve also met people who are genius at numbers and financial planning; they just have a knack for it.
For these people, wealth creation is a game. They can whip together a financial plan with ease because to them, it is their art.
The point I’m trying to make is that we are all blessed with different gifts and talents to be shared with the world.
Every person that you meet is a window into another world. One that you can learn, and grow from, because we are all expressions of a greater whole.
The moment you proclaim to know everything is the same moment you seclude yourself on your own personal island of Know-It-All, which disconnects you from the rest of humanity.
Did you know that each and every one of us is a spark of divinity?
The Universe is experiencing itself through you and me and every life on this planet.
I used to be a closet fault-finder. I saw life through the lens of Abby’s World, and judged the characters in my story according to my own personal beliefs and guidelines. But you wanna know something?
The more I tried to correct others, and fix them, the more miserable I became.
It exhausted my energy. My mind was constantly in evaluation mode, observing, trying to figure people out. I always wondered what their angle was, or if they had a secret agenda.
It was pretty intense.
And I knew the problem wasn’t them.
The problem was with me.
I was being way too hard on myself internally, and it was reflected externally.
As I started to love myself – all of me – my flaws, imperfections, and my quirks, that’s when I noticed that my energy increased. It freed up a lot of space in my mind, and I felt a whole lot lighter.
When you awaken to this truth, you become more curious and less judgmental. You become less focused on correcting others, and more focused on embracing them for who they are.
If you look a little closer into someone’s eyes, you’ll see their soul, not their differences.
Love and compassion will take over you because you are looking at a mirror of yourself.
Perhaps you can extend a little more grace for people and their idiosyncrasies, more tolerance, and more acceptance, because of the unsurpassed grace that has been extended to you.
You will be love.
So the next time someone rubs you the wrong way, take a step back and remind yourself that you are looking at the entrance into another Universe filled with wonder, adventure, and so much more to learn from.
Stay open, stay curious.
Have you ever noticed when you live in tune with your spirit how life just flows effortlessly?
As you lean into the fun of whatever it is that you’re doing, your frequency amplifies, and you become magnetic!
Conversely, when life becomes robotic, you become numb, which leads to less creativity. This can invite feelings of repression and sadness.
I recently watched a mini Pixar film depicting how society destroys creativity with monotonous activity. The film shows a father and son going to work and school each day and how the son shows his father how to live through creative self-expression.
The message is so profound that it hurt my heart to see how we repress our creativity, and our children’s, to adapt to society.
I believe there is an artist within us all, and when we create through our art, we are expressing the divine.
I have witnessed many talented people give up on their creative pursuits in order to live a life paying bills, essentially watching their very life force being sucked right out of them.
Now of course, there is still a need for discipline and structure. I love structure and routine. If I didn’t have it in my life, I wouldn’t get anything done.
However, it has to be balanced.
Take a moment to have an honest conversation with yourself and ask, “am I having enough fun in my life? Am I am expressing myself creatively?
If the answer is no, it might be time to amp up the fun and creativity in your life! Experience the feeling of joy that begins to resurface in your life again.
In what ways can you you start ramping up the fun in your life, and express your creativity? What are some things you can do for yourself today to make your day a little less monotonous?
I’d love to hear from you!
Please share what you’re up to with the rest of the community as we’d love to support you.
I hope this message empowers you invite more fun and creativity in your life overall.
One day I was on my way home and as I was about to step into the elevator, I saw a young woman who appeared to be quite agitated.
I quietly observed her and thought to myself that you never really know what someone is going through behind closed doors.
On the surface she was emitting so much anger, however I felt a deep sadness within her, and I just smiled warmly as she shot a glance at me.
For a moment it reminded me of my old self, a high-strung, alpha young woman that carried the weight of the world on her shoulders. It was by observing her that I felt such deep compassion for her, as I witnessed my younger self.
I wanted to hug her in that moment, and tell her that everything is gonna be okay.
When the elevator arrived, a father and his little girl also joined us, and his daughter looked at the young woman and blurted out, “Daddy, that lady is very sad.”
You gotta love the purity and innocence of children that will speak their minds at anytime.
The father apologized for his daughter’s candidness. He put his head down sheepishly, and hugged his little girl as the woman dashed out of the elevator as fast as she could. She was more than likely embarrassed by the little girl’s comment, and her honesty.
There is such beauty in seeing yourself in another person. It’s what keeps you connected to your heart, and to others.
In that moment I was able to witness a part of my old self, that could identify with her, instead of being so quick to judge.
We are all part of a collective whole, living, breathing organism expressing itself through each and every one of us.
When you begin to witness the beauty in other people you meet, you honour the divinity in all, and embrace the oneness of our humanity.
A lot of the disharmony that is occurring around the world right now is because of this mis-perception of separation.
What people need more than ever is compassion and empathy.
Send silent blessings to strangers, for giving and receiving are one.
It will come back to you in the most unexpected and amazing of ways.
By demonstrating compassion to one another, you will be demonstrating compassion to yourself, and becoming a bright light for others to see their own reflection.
With love and compassion,