Went on an Unleashing retreat on the weekend, it was called Unleashing Ecstasy and we had to have an intention for the weekend. I came up with being totally and completely loved but during the weekend realised that I saw this was only for my good parts, so I added All of it to the intention on the Saturday evening. I was mildly surprised when I came down with a severe cold an hour later as I thought intention where meant to illuminate you.
Still have the cold but thought I would have a go at the blog, even thought it’s a day late. What do we do to illuminate our lives on a day to day basis and what has society said about it over the years, Lets have a look:
1. Crying has a bad rap and attracts much undeserved criticism and unrequested support as there is something obviously wrong with you if you are crying, its just an emotion as is smiling.
2. Dorothy Thompson (9 July 1893 – 30 January 1961) was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who in 1939 was recognized by Timemagazine as the second most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. She is notable as the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany in 1934 and as one of the few women news commentators on radio during the 1930s. She is regarded by some as the “First Lady of American Journalism.” : Turn on the Lights
3. They are waiting for you to illuminate your light, your friends and the rest of the world.
4. I like reading books like this, that talk about triumphing over the dark side : Don’t stop believing.
5. Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882), known professionally as Waldo Emerson, was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
6. And Pharrell Williams wrote a song about this: Happy.
7. Stop searching for it out there, Big houses and Ferraris don’t bring you happiness, though some may disagree with this. It’s the inner journey where the answer lies.
8. Jaeda is a self-taught photographic artist and poet. In “real life” she is a private, solitary and reclusive creature. She loves unraveling the mysteries of the human spirit. She creates self-portraits, dreamscapes, survivor art, spiritual art, sensual art and figurative.
Images . . . poetry . . .words . . .they can offer us a feeling, an experience and the magical gift of transport.
I want my imagery to give people a way to express themselves, to offer them a moment of magic and wonder, I desire to ignite their imagination, emotions and give them a sense of connection: Black and White Emotions.
9. Sometimes we need to do this to illuminate what is important in our lives.
10. Possibly one of the most recognised quotes about getting off your bum and doing it: I want to break free.
11. A question if answered that will always illuminate your life if the answer is No.
12. There are 7,000,000,000 different normalities on the planet, I don’t think it can be: Lights.
13. If it light you up you are illuminated.
14. They say meditation lights up your neural passages, this person could be taking it to the extreme: Om Shanti Om.
15. On the weekend I mentioned we spent a lot of time delving into the essence of giving and receiving Love. Our willingness to love the dark bits is just as important as the happy bits.
To me it takes courage to seek what illuminates your life, thank you to all the people who are on this journey at the moment.
Namaste until next time my dear friends:
I’ve always loved Stephen Cummings’ song, ‘the brighter the light, the darker the shadow’, and though it may seem to contradict your thoughtful post on illumination, it does remind us that our shadow side is always there to be embraced and acknowledged. Your weekend sounds like it was amazing, it has clearly assisted you in illuminating some things that needed to be brought into the light.