I am on top of the mountain. Fairy lights are winking at me in the valley below. I imagine gentle laughter and the sound of tiny tinkling bells drifting up from them. Here I am surrounded by angels, I think! Or maybe my inner voice speaks. There are messages for me. And maybe for you. Listen.
A Diwali gift to yourself
Celebrate the victories and know that you are blessed to have come through the battles you have had this year. Exhaustion, hardships, doubts, fears, losses, and falls are par for the course. You are strong and resilient. Whatever brought you to your knees, know that there is strength in you to rise. For everything that crumbles, space is cleared for something new to be built and a new cycle to begin. Like every year, life events happened yet again, bringing another cycle to completion.
Lessons were learned; expansion and evolution happened. You cannot come to a standstill. You lost some, you won some. No matter how dark it is around, there is light headed your way. You have always believed that wishes come true! Stay with the belief. You have spread your light: You glow. You nurtured others: You grow.
You have worked so hard to walk in your truth; so hard to embrace what you desire and where you desire being. You not only had the courage to be honest, but also vulnerable. If you got hurt because of it, there is nothing to regret. You have had your moments of joy and fulfillment. Keep going. You have come far! Look at your pain and your scars: Acknowledge your struggle. Remember how hard it was to inch forward, your feet dragging. The ground under your feet shook. You stumbled and fell, hurt and in enough pain to lose your mind. But you didn’t break. No one saw you bleeding. You gave of yourself regardless, being the support to many people who came to draw on your strength: You heal.
You made efforts to match your steps with those who wished to walk with you. You tried to build bridges. You joyfully made efforts to please and to bring smiles to the ones you love. When they smiled, your world lit up. You accepted and appreciated differences. You cared not only for your well-being, but were mindful of bringing comfort and pleasantness to others. You listened with respect, patience and fortitude. If you were denied permission to speak your truth in return, it wasn’t your fault. You forgave the injustice, releasing hurt to find peace: You mend.
Your voice may not have been allowed to emerge from your throat, but it reverberates in your being, crystal clear with the truth not heard. You may have been shut out and doors closed in your face, but you aren’t confused about what you wanted to say: You talk.
You continue to travel your road. Your companions are cherished and held in your heart always. Each of them so precious to you! Some of them will be with you for some more distance; others have got off and left on other journeys. They may be gone from your physical reality, but their presence is ever with you. Perhaps they will return some day. You let your spirit guide you and move you forward in blessing: You rise.
Listen to your inner voice; don’t drown it out in noisy logic. Logic imposes more conditions than anything else with questions on what is possible, practical or feasible. It doesn’t allow for magic! You first manifest what you wish for in your mind. Realise your power. Be guided by the love in your heart. Be beautiful yourself first to see beauty in others. Keep your heart open to receive. Work towards being your best and highest self. Express yourself in whatever way is open to you. Your words will find their way to the ears meant to hear them when they are ready. Release your fear and be bold. There are no walls or chains that can bind your soul. Set yourself free from limiting beliefs and acknowledge your inner truths. You know what they are. Own them. Reality will rearrange itself around them: You love.
You can’t stop the world from spinning or life lessons from coming. See the blessings that are around you. Take them in. Breathe. Move forward away from pain into beauty: You live.
Be the dreamer you have always been. Your dreams are soul food. Be the fool you have always been! Your simple faith is powerful. The love in your heart is pure, untainted, and so very beautiful. Feel it. Dance to your own song. Alone, if you must! Take a leap of faith. Revel in the journey. The road is wondrous: You hope.
Thank you, Universe! My four letter word list went up on my notice board today: glow, grow, heal, mend, talk, rise, love, live, hope.
What 4 letter words are you picking to define your reality this Diwali?
Happy Diwali! May there be love, light, peace and harmony in your world!