I literally have tears of joy and deep appreciation flowing down my face right now… AGAIN!… Lawd, it’s a wonder I have any tears left sometimes! I LOVE this guy. The first time I saw one of his videos, I was like one of these kids. Eyes in wonder, heart in a deep place of trying to even imagine what it would be like if I were in his shoes… well, shorts… wait that didn’t sound right either… his place… eerrrrr… situation. Nick Vujicic (subject of the video below) is an amazing inspiration. And like those kids (who are also amazing!), I hung onto every word he had to say. Nick’s message and his very BEing breaks all the preconceived rules/expectations and it definitely breaks the barriers.
The moment I opened the video, my heart began to flood. It’s strange sometimes to even observe myself feel so deeply and connect so strongly with others. As a child I remember having to apologize for the empathy I felt for others which, at the time, I couldn’t understand. When I was still very young, like eight or nine years old, I would see tragic events or terrible things happen on TV or in the movies and go into deep bouts of uncontrollable crying as if the event or situation had happened directly to me. Especially when it involved children or older people. I guess I always felt that the healthier more mid-life folks had better ability to protect themselves. Although I did feel bad for them too if something bad happened to them. I mean… usually. =)~
But the same was true when I observed happy occasions from afar. The event or scene could have been something on TV or in a movie. Didn’t matter. Felt very very real for me, and again, I often reacted as if I were physically there in the space feeling all the beautiful energies of joy and celebration. And too, I would often find myself crying… again. ESPECIALLY when people found that auspicious, rare kind of Love. You know, the “OMG, he/she found his/her soulmate!” storyline.
I knowwww… You’re like, “Helloooooo! Everyone gets emotional on that one. Duhhhhh!.” Yeah, but were you a boy?… age 7?… slightly round?… with a slight lisp?… and trying not to ball your eyes out in public?! Yeah, I know right?!. And if you were, well then hey, call me. LOL… just kidding. It’s cool now.
ANYwhooooooo… where was I? Oh right… ahem… So, I understand the deep connection now and how it is so much a greater gift than a burden in the service work I am now committed to in the World.
Well, like the video title says… “Look at Yourself AFTER You Watch This video“. You may not be gushing underground wellsprings by the end of it. But then again, maybe you will. And that’s okay too (even you guys out there.) But don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. I promise. Yessss, I totally promise. But seriously, truly ALLOW yourself to connect with this one. See the Nick in you. Allow yourself to see the you in Nick.
Go ahead, watch it right now… and then come back here and read the rest of this writing. Go ahead… click play now. I’ll wait… Actually, I’m going to go make me a quick sandwich. I’ll be back by the time you are done though. Yes, I promise.
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Welcome back. Now take a deep breath and tell yourself “Thank You”. I mean really give yourself some gratitude, real and sincere. And then take a moment to realize that we ALL have our own greatest fears, angers, worries, frustrations, and short-comings… literal AND figurative… which we tend to focus on instead of the many gifts we also possess. And when we’re not quite aware of the bigger picture and fully conscious just yet, we also don’t realize the very valuable gifts we can receive when we learn how to accept, embrace and give gratitude to all those things that cause strife in our lives.
Our fears, doubts and anger can (and usually are) are our absolute greatest teachers and life lesson bringers IF we choose to look at them with a higher consciousness magnifier… something I have come to refer to as the “heartmind“. It is the heart of the essence of You.
“I may not have hands to hold my wife’s hands… but when the time comes, I’m able to hold her heart. I don’t need hands to hold her heart.” -Nick Vujicic
Your Life IS beautiful by the simple fact that you HAVE it in the first place. There are many souls who are no longer with us in the physical who would be absolutely willing to trade spaces with you this very minute if they had the choice, knowing what they know now and looking back here from the other side. I’m willing to bet my bottom dollar on it. BUT their lives were theirs, and what they did (and didn’t) do with it when they had life was up to them. The same is true for you. Right here. Right now.
Where’s your glass?? Take a look at it. Raise it up. Now look into it. No, not literally. It’s a metaphor, silly. See it in your mind’s eye. Go on. Is it half full or half empty?? And is there a difference really in the analogy? Or is it just another statement that pisses you off when you hear someone ask you it? Does it peeve you to no end when someone (like one of your happy-go-lucky-new-agey friends perhaps? or your mom?) makes the cliché statement like, “Oh but look at the bright side, honey!” ?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, well then I will say right here… if you can’t currently see any possible inkling of even a dimly lit, even slightly brighter side, then I HIGHLY recommend you watch the video again, and then take another look at yourself… your situation… your lot you are currently in. And look a little longer and a lotta bit deeper into yourself.
And if that doesn’t help! well, then call me… I have a loving metaphysical 2×4 that I bet I can create a few wake up stars to help you see a little bit more “light” around the situation! LOL… compassionately and lovingly, of course.
But seriously, NOW is the time to begin to wake up to the reality that you are NOT your circumstances, but you ARE the result by how you look at, live, learn and grow from them. This is true for ALL of us, because we are all powerful, beautiful and perfectly flawed beings in all our own little ways. Life is the journey of seeing, allowing and flowing your flaws and your perfections together into your own bigger and better version of your Life Experience that is the key to unlocking the door to a great big secret to greater joy and abundance in your Life. The name of the key? Simple. It’s Gratitude.
Be the change you are seeking for your own Life. FIND the courage to live life magnificently instead of choosing to be a victim of your own making and blaming your circumstances and the people around you. Your circumstances do NOT define you, but they CAN refine and even re-define you into the connected Being you so desire your Self to be. When you’re not decorating the cake for yet another self loathing, pity party of one, I mean.
I love you, and you are loved by others. Can you… do you… WILL YOU choose to love and appreciate yourself as well? First and foremost. For you can not give to others what you do not have. You just need to learn to appreciate this simple fact as well. The Time is now. It always is. YOU get to decide. Gratitude is the glue to a greater you.
in love, light and so much gratitude for you, Pheonyx
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