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I first listened to “The Secret” author and teachers being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. I understand that my energy attracts ‘like’ energy and that is how I get myself into situations that cause suffering when my energy is about self-loathing. The second one I listened to was her interview (Super Soul Sunday) with Thich Naht Hanh (www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PCXeHNL3s8), that’s when it felt closer to what I needed. After burning out over two years ago, I’ve been completely emptied. Emptied personally and professionally. Something is taking shape, formation is happening in the quietness and stillness.
A memory came back to mind. I was ten years old and it must have been a Sunday. I was alone in the living room watching an evangelist on television–not listening to him but feeling the energy vibration of the black people and watching them raise their arms into the air– hands extended to the skies. The thought came, I want to help people to heal, to like themselves, to connect with that greater force, to be alive and awake. The purpose. It shifts shape as we yield to life, to love, to forgiveness, to goodness. The trick is to relax. To be still. In quietness… to believe it will all work out for the good.
Children are amazing. Look back to when you were a child and see the magic in your innocent, sacred self. That child is still there in you. The eternal light.