Good Sunday afternoon everyone! I hope this day brings you a sense of calm and peace. I have enjoyed having a long weekend, thanks to the upcoming holiday! The weather has been great- fall like and I love it! I chose the picture above for this post, because it reflects a lot of what I want to say about this topic. This is an old photo, from my early modeling days, it's one of my favorites too. It represents a very naïve me, and very young undiscovered version of me. This photo was taken 13 years ago or so, and reflects a part of me that used to take everything at face value, without searching deeper, for meaning, for truth and higher awareness. Not long after this photo was taken, I woke up to the fact that I wanted more for myself, and the world around me.
Now, as an awakened medium, I try to pour my heart, and my passion into my work. I'm always looking for ways to grow and expand, and part of that I think, is the dual reality I often see being a medium. There is so much to be said here, so hopefully I can organize my thoughts!
Personally, I think it's critical for our own personal growth to dive into experiences, almost impulsively in order to gain any real or authentic truth through experience. Preconceived notions, or ideas are my absolute biggest pet peeve, other than hypocrisy. I have to be honest, I practice mindfulness as much as I can, so that I'm not my own worst enemy in this.
Anyways, I think preconceived notions, especially in regards to people, are nothing more than the person's insecurities being projected. The typical warnings we get from friends or family, about other people or situations can easily misguide us. Authenticity only comes from experience, but that experience is subject to your personal perspective.
Let's take a look at perspectives for a minute. Conservatives look for an absolute truth in something, while liberals look for something real and authentic, then we have believers who look for a God who never fails them, and yet scientists search for a universal truth. Now, taking a look at this, I beg of you, is it not all the same? The same thing, the same love, the same experience, hell, even the same religion, just experienced in a thousand different ways? But the critical part in all of this, is to dig deeper. Don't over think, no, that's not what I'm saying. Dig deeper through personal experience. Taking things at face value is misleading, and dangerous, but as we all search for our own truth in something, let us remember not to become complacent in that search or revelation.
I like to compare this to swimming in the ocean. If we stay in shallow waters, we'll only see a small portion of the life the ocean has to offer. But if we dive deeper, the ocean reveals its depths and vast varieties of all different forms of the same life force. Eventually, in shallow waters we'll end up like a beached whale, stuck with nowhere to go and no way of getting there.
We must allow ourselves to drift into the deeper truths of others in order to really expand.
In closing before I go on too long, I guess what I'm saying is, I'm willing to risk being misunderstood, in order to reach those with depth. So, dig deeper friends, you'll surprise yourself!