I ran across a very simple quote this morning. I scrolled past it and then went back, again and again. As, I sit with my cup of coffee and gather myself to prepare for fellowship, I do believe the quote has shifted my very being and may have changed my life.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein
Maybe, it was my reading it at 5:00am (I'm awake every morning at that time as that's my time with God to chat and simply be with Him) that helped me to absorb every word and it's true meaning.
While headed back home, I'd stopped in Flagstaff to visit with a friend and one of the things she told me was, "you're blocking your success..." which has been told to me often and regularly. It's also been sumised by many that I'm afraid of success (which I'm for sure I am not as I learned that very valuable lesson at the age of 21), some folks have also been flabbergasted at my lack of "success" over the years; but, I've never been able to put into words my feelings about success.
Success to me is so topical and superficial. I've been "successful" in many things and yet it didn't nourish my spirit as I thought it would. So, I'd shift into something else that I'm awesome at in hopes that it would bring the divine fulfillment (my life's work--as my personal life is incredibly fulfilling) that my spirit craved. But, upon seeing that quote this morning it put everything into perspective for me. I've not been seeking succuess, I'd been seeking to leave a trail of loving and valuable footprints.
But, as of this morning even that has shifted for me some as, I do still seek to leave a trail of valuable footprints; leading powerfully and confidently I seek to build a home and safe place if you will, to house my most precious valuables; love, empowerment and the good works of the beauties I've encountered as we exchange our rare and hard to find gems. A place to celebrate one another as we contribute value to our homes, communities and abroad.
It was 5:55am, to be exact when I read that quote; that number has been stalking me for at least 6-months. It literally means, that major life changes are occurring in my life and to step into my life's purpose and destiny as a lightworker and healer of the world. For 6-months, I've been working on the details as I wasn't sure in what capacity was I to do this work. I'm still unsure, but what has changed is: I've removed all debris from my life (I do this quite often, almost quarterly or as required), instead of focusing on the big picture (that's how most of my visions come to me...an instant snap shot of my next move), to simply allow it to unfold at it's own pace and be patient (boy, have I come a long way with patience!) and now I understand why "success" hasn't come my way, as I wasn't very interested in it...only in being valuable, which I've had great success in! Thank you Universe for always speaking in a language in which I understand...oh and for ending the Mercury Retrograde!
P.s., never, ever, ever, stop chasing your dreams. #dreamchaser
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I’m a firm believer that there are far more good that occurs in the world on an everyday basis.
I know this to be true.
I haven’t watched the news in so many years, that I can’t really remember that I ever did. What I do remember about the news then and currently (if I happen to catch a glimpse of it because I’m some place where it’s playing) is that it was/is mostly, heavily-ladled with negative, sad, depressing, horrendous, callous, traumatic news with a slight, sprinkle of jovial bits. And, as far as I’m concerned, aint nobody got time for that!
So, in an effort to highlight, acknowledged and applaud the folks around the world, that contribute to the pool of greatness, I’ve created this section just for you. This shall be fun, plus it shall help me to prove my theory!