“To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to work”.
I was cleaning up the debris littering my computer area and ran across this quote that I’d written at the bottom of a piece of paper. Unfortunately, I didn’t write down whose quote it is. I wish I could claim ownership of it, but surely I didn’t come up with something so profound!! Finding this particular quote at this particular time is one of those synchronistic “the universe will show you the way if you stop being so freakin’ dense” moments.
The thing that struck me about this quote was the use of the word “tool”. Several years ago, I had gotten my Reiki II Degree which means I can practice distance reiki in addition to hands on healing. (I don’t claim to be a healer, but I can channel healing energy from the Source to the recipient or attune an object or place so that it emits healing energy.) One of the phrases that was used frequently in my classes was toolbox… “put this in your healing toolbox”.
I became fascinated with energy work, no, maybe obsessed is a more accurate word. I learned all kinds of alternative healing practices like EFT, chakra work, Therapeutic Touch, cutting cords, biofeedback, tons of stuff. I have a very impressive library of alternative healing books. After about two years of fun, learning, and healing, I got distracted with some really hard-core bumps in the road that led to a “black night of the soul” that lasted for four years. Dark times, dark times.
I started to emerge into the light again about five months ago.
When I look at my Etsy shop and see the category of the things that have sold there, the writing’s on the wall. I mean, come ON! How much of a sign do I need? I’ve only sold seven things there, but get this….five, FIVE of those seven things have been chakra and healing wall sculptures and paintings. Below is the latest one that sold.
I’m ready to buckle down and really solidify my focus and intention on the creation of art that can be used as a tool for healing and transformation. I’ve been doing that to an extent, but it’s been in and out, wax and wane, mexican jumping bean brain, just a cutting, no roots.
I believe I just sprouted roots. Live every moment with intention and awareness, no more mexican jumping bean brain.
Wake up, Laurie, be who you really are. And who would that be? A Lightworker.
Wow. Where did that come from? I had to look up the definition of lightworker to verify what it means. The following comes from a really awesome article by Doreen Virtue. To read the whole thing (it probably applies to many many people) click here:
“Lightworkers are those who volunteered, before birth, to help the planet and its population heal from the effects of fear. Each lightworker is here for a sacred purpose. Very often, however, life on earth with its material focus creates a form of amnesia in lightworkers. They then forget their divine and perfect identities, and also their abilities to miraculously help the earth and all living creatures. When lightworkers forget their true identity and purpose, they feel lost and afraid.”
I got some serious goosebumps when I read this article after writing this post. That usually means truth.
Fascinating place, this universe we live in.
Have a fantastic Sunday!
Comments on: ">A Revelation….." (8)
>Great quote Laurie! I just love aha! moments and reading about yours has inspired me! Sometimes clarity is right in front of us, just waiting to be realized 🙂 Clearing the Chaos in beautiful!!
>Don't you just love amazingly awesome quotes that speak to you?! :)Oh, and I agree with Sara- "Clearing the Chaos" is fantastic… just like all of your awesome art! 🙂
>Each things come at the right moment for you! They won't come if you are not ready!I just Love synchronicities; We just need to open our heart to see them!…I really encourage you to do more of those beautiful healing, chakra paintings…Namaste …
>Oh. My. I'm almost speechless (and that doesn't often happen!) I've just realized one of our connections. I don't know what your dark days involved, but we were experiencing our own versions of despair, and subsequent rebirth at the same times. Also, I keep going back and rereading what a lightworker is. My whole existence now centers on the complete and utter release of fear. Of course I had to live through unrelenting, crippling fear for years before I could see it for the illusion it is. That "amnesia" was no accident, it was necessary in order to get from there to here. Thanks for this post Laurie, I feel light as a feather now, and deeply connected. I'm cheering you on ~ really, really loudly! 🙂
>I'm having serious goosebumps and tears of gratitude in my eyes right now after reading these comments.Sara, thank you for the compliment and I'm so happy that you feel inspired! You're right, clarity is right there if we open our eyes.Tay, you're a sweetie and such a special girl. I always look forward to reading your words and hearing about your life. Thank you for being a loyal reader and commenter!Sybilline, you're so right, timing is everything and I think a certain amount of healing has to take place in order to get to the next level. I'll be working on my fourth chakra painting this week, finally the timing is right! Thank you for your words of wisdom and the encouragement.Melinda, I can't even begin to tell you how important it is to me that you and I have connected, and your beautiful daughters, too. We seem to be on similar paths. Fear is definitely a hard one to overcome, and now seems to be a time when many people are experiencing the pains of rebirth. I'm glad I wrote this post, it wasn't planned, it just kind of happened. Synchronicity at work! Thank you for being so supportive!
>You're welcome- thank YOU also for being a loyal commenter, not to mention an awesome bloggy friend. 😀
>I am glad you are working on your 4th chakra painting… You might also want to work to reduce your fears! I am sure you have plenty of ressource for it!… I did this one thinking of your answer to Melinda: http://journeyintospirituality.blogspot.com/2011/04/fear-vs-love.html
>Sybilline, your timing couldn't have been better for your blog post about fear. Thank you! I look forward to reading more from you.