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“Look at me, Daddy!” Mom, watch me!” “Look at what I made!”
Kids are constantly asking for a witness. It doesn’t take them many years to figure out how to get a lot of folks to affirm their bright and amazing existence. They are masters at gathering lush, orbital attention.
And as those children grow into adults, what happens to that soulful desire to be seen on the inside? I’ve always got the sense that adults are expected to get over themselves, and realize exquisite, patient attention is reserved for those under fifteen.
Casting warm light on who you really are is such a courageous and mysterious act. Like night-time hiking, it is pure discovery and bravery. Lots of folks would rather avoid the frank admission that they want someone to see them and be genuinely amazed. So, they seek lesser prizes. Here are the four I see most often:
- accepting a leak in your life that keeps you too sad and too tired to deal with root-stuff, so you keep wasting time and energy with symptom-stuff;
- chasing social proof and flaky popularity at the expense of your authenticity;
- addictive behaviors or substances that numb, sedate and intoxicate; and
- obsessed collection of stuff and achievements.
These are not what we really want, so they are not going to really satisfy us on a soul level. If you know that and still choose the facsimile, fine. But treading water for a lifetime because you thought the false pursuit was the real thing, that is tragic.
Admit that what your soul wants is to be bathed in the warm, healing light of Love. Admit that that is what you deeply want… from your work, your relationships, your possessions, your ambitions… you are really after a filling up that transcends all those things… you are really hankering to be exploded, and put back together again with lighter, faster parts! Humpty Dumpty meets Lover-God. And you can have that experience by honestly admitting you want that… that heat of Love Supreme that roasts your fears and hang-ups, and illumines your preciousness. It is a Divine Encounter you seek. A real experience of Eternity, Timelessness and Boundlessness. Trinkets and drama can never provide enough altitude for anything truly interesting. Your taste is changing, becoming more discerning. Maybe you’ve been exploded, you’re being reassembled, and it hurts like hell. I am here to help with that process.
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