Each morning I’m greeted with a black and white photo of myself when I was three years old. I’m inspired by the familiar eyes. This little blonde girl who smiles back at me is the epitome of a happy child: precious, and unaware of the powerful blank and open canvas she possesses inside of her. Her spirit is free and trusting and hopeful that a Life of pure goodness awaits her.
Seeing myself as a child through grown-up eyes creates a spiritual bridge that beckons me to be kind to myself. I’m reminded that like this little girl, I have days ahead of me that are for me to create as I choose.
I think to myself: If this little person was my child, what promising and good things would I want for her Life? What kind of person would I hope she grew up to be? What kind of thoughts and people and surroundings would I hope she’d choose for her world?
And I thread this goodwill into my personal psyche every day, realizing that the child in this old photo, worthy of a reality of her own making, is actually ME.
Connecting with a photo of myself at this tender age not only reminds me to be kind to myself, but helps me to re-discover all the gratitude, compassion, and curiosity I had when I entered this lifetime. It helps me to celebrate my original wonder and appreciation for all things LIFE. It splashes a tenderness and innocence onto my dancing kaleidoscopic spirit..
We incarnated into this Lifetime already enlightened, wise, worthy, and inspired. Our hearts were wide open, trusting, and eager. As limitless cosmic beings we entered into our physical worlds, expecting and deserving all the joy, beauty, and goodness that Life had ready for us … and quickly we became humanized.
We lost our courage and curiosity and were taught to cultivate an expertise of Thinking, instead of Feeling. Most of us saw a world crying out ”Look at what my Life’s done to me!” instead of “Look at what I can do with my Life!” We learned to judge and compete, instead of being reminded to honor and feed and collaborate with the lineage of the visiting others around us. We forgot our indigenous spiritual heritage, the magnificent power of gratitude, and to practice daily self-love by filling our own cup first.
We forgot to appreciate the awe-inspiring miracle that we are even here at all.
My highest intention for this website is to share through my words my lens of our beautiful existence; our human, sacred community; this gathering of fellow human-ship. Because connecting with other Life-lovers helps to remind us of what we came here knowing: that our Life is meant to feel good.
Let’s remind each other to love ourselves kinder.