The Declaration of You, published by North Light Craft Books,
gives readers all the permission theyâ€™ve craved to stepÂ passionately into their lives,
discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do!
I’m honored to share this Celebratory post for Michelle and Jessica‘s brilliance and brilliant book.
Take a look around you. Everything is alive: the Earth, trees, flowers, the sun, moon, and stars. Everything is alive, including you. This might seem like a ho-hum, big-yawn, tell-me-something-I-donâ€™t-already-know kinda thing. In fact, most of us go through our day-to-day without even a second thought of what an incredible mystery this whole thing called Life really is. But when we get it – (really get it) – how amazing it is that we are here, alive, something happens inside of us. We begin to feel something. This something is like awe, or gratitude, or even reverence for something we canâ€™t begin to name, but we know it because we sense it. It can feel immense. It can feel wordless. It can feel infinite.
Itâ€™s this â€˜Somethingâ€™ that we are in relationship with, and itâ€™s a very, very intimate relationship.
When we allow ourselves to really stop, to just stop and listen, to stop and notice, we see we are in this silent, vibrant, alive, and immediate intimacy. This â€˜Somethingâ€™ that breathes you is breathing you because you (yes YOU) are an essential piece of this dance of Life. In fact, this â€˜Somethingâ€™ is celebrating you with every breath. Itâ€™s filling you with inspiration with each inhale.
When you declare You, when you take that step to surrender to who and what you already are, you begin to become intimate with not only this Something, but also with You. And, just as the relationship with this â€˜somethingâ€™ is tenderly intimate, so is this relationship with the You whoâ€™s been here all along.
Here in this intimacy, you can see just how much you ARE a celebration to that which breathes you. You, exactly as you are and how you are, without fixing, without making yourself smaller, or bigger, without achieving anything, ARE the celebration.
This isn’t just another blog post about…
loving yourself as you are BECAUSE you are fabulous or shiny or the one here to give everyone else the key secret so they can succeed at whatever it is they are doing. No, this isnâ€™t that.
Nor is it a post to remind you that all you have to do is envision everything just as you want it and youâ€™ll get it because you want it.
Nor is it one that will tell you that you can make six figures this year (and next year seven) because You are the catâ€™s meow. While this may happen, and of course you are the catâ€™s meow, this post is about something really, really simpleâ€¦and entirely practical.
Life created You just as you are. There’s a seed imprinted within you. Each soul is a seed and everything sprouts, grows, blossoms, and sometimes fruits as it grows from within that seed. The sun showers it with light, the rain plumps it up with moisture, and the Earth feeds it with nutrients and love so it can be what it is created to be â€“ a celebration of Life in its own unique imprint.
Life is THAT creative. Yes, it is. And, you are that Life so You, too, are THAT creative. Just as you are an expression of this erotic, passionate Life, whatever you give creative birth to is an erotic, passionate, explosion of this very same Life.
So, You soulful creature you,
What would life be like if you Declare that You are evidence that Life has chosen to celebrate itself in a very unique way and that Life will only be celebrated once in this way through you?
If you donâ€™t declare You and LIVE this declaration of You, Life wonâ€™t be celebrated in the way it was intended to be.
By declaring You, Life will live itself through you in exactly the way itâ€™s mean to be lived, giving exactly the gifts that are meant for all of Life to experience, and providing the piece of the pie that can only be offered by way ofâ€¦you guessed itâ€¦You!
And while we are talking about You!, letâ€™s talk about that beautiful, sacred, creation that is your female body. Your female body IS a celebration of the sacred feminine in flesh and blood. Flesh, blood, bonesâ€¦all of itâ€¦and all of You. There is no need to control your body, in fact controlling it only keeps the lid on your bodyâ€™s own way of celebrating.
Life is too intelligent to make mistakes. It is too wise and whole to create something that is not meant to be here, nor meant to be witnessed with love and celebrated with delight.
Maybe you hear voices that try to tell you this is selfish or self-serving or something along those lines? When they get loud and insistent, tell them you hear them and their point of view, and then tell them they, too, are part of this declaration. Everything, and that would be EVERYthing is part of this creationâ€¦even those voices that can drive us crazy with their constant barrage of worry and judgment. A funny thing happens when you listen while they declare their own point of view: freedom happens. Eventually they become free, too, as they relax, come into the fold, and come to know they belong.
Perhaps thatâ€™s all any of us wantâ€¦is to know we belong, exactly as we are.
The bottom line…
You are here, as You, in your body. You belong here. Just as the sun and the moon, the ocean and trees, and everything that breathes, just as all of Life belongs here because it is here and because it is Life, so do You.
You are a member of the largest completely functional (in itâ€™s own crazy mixed up, sometimes entirely dysfunctional way) Family ever created â€“ Life.
You ARE a You and an Us. You are in relationship with everything around you, including You.
So, letâ€™s celebrate! To You! To We! To Life!
images from DeviantArt
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