Luceat Lux Vestra. Let your light shine. These are the words of my dear friend who passed suddenly in 2008. Her name was Christine, and she was truly unique and divine in so many ways. I think of her often. She sometimes visits me in my dreams, for which I am grateful. Her passing was so sudden and quick. No time for good byes. I was fortunate to have a nice lunch with her about one week prior, she was full of life and dreams that needed conquering. She opened many doors of understanding and enlightenment for me, and to this day I still explore those unchartered waters and flora covered paths, trying to find my own way.
I felt moved recently to share her last post, just days before her passing. I felt it was relevant to how I’m feeling and the changes I’m making. Christine was a shining star, always wearing colorful outfits and things that dazzled. She loved bling and expressing her most feminine side. She was a true goddess in every sense of the word and addressed her friends as such. Perhaps you’ll see a glint of that here, in her very last post:
Truth or Consequences time, best beloveds.
Are you willing to be different, original, authentic — truly YOU?
Or is acceptance more important to you?
The thing about being authentic and expressing your true self is that it’s likely to land you outside the mainstream, which may not always be a comfortable place. Especially if your private measure of success is acceptance. It’s just too scary to leave the pack and venture outside it. Much safer to take cues from external sources that will tell you what to do and how to be.
Just know that you’re making a huge tradeoff — because your fear is the absolute opposite of love.
So this question is addressed to those who ARE willing to be different, original, and authentic. Do you wake up every morning and commit to being in the flow of giving and receiving that is specifically for you? Here’s to your courage and boldness!
Go for it! Cut loose! Be creative! Make waves! Make a difference!
By being your authentic, divine self you will attract to you the circumstances and people that resonate with you. And yes, you’re likely to offend some folks. But if you are listening to your own Inner Being rather than the herd, you’ll be in the flow, and your reward will be great. It is far better to stand in strength than to sit in weakness. Let your light shine, for heaven’s sake!
Luceat Lux Vestra. Let your light shine.