Your Star Within – it’s all about perspective (part 2)

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

The light of the star comes in at this crucial time. In the middle of the dark night when you don’t know where you’re going, the light encourages you to keep hope, keep hold of the energy of optimism and keep faith. Frankly, get up and walk. The referee may count till almost ten, and the opponent of fear and negativity may seem to have you on the canvas, but the light of Your Star Within will creep in and in a ‘second’ you can find the strength to get up and fight. Okay, maybe not quite like a Hollywood movie. But with an inkling of true hope the inner strength that is at the core of you makes itself known. And with strength you can fight your way back into contention of your own life and future.

So, even though a physical star is born in the universe through drama and trauma, something beautiful still remains. In the same way, through the drama (in most cases self-inflicted) and trauma of our own lives, something even more beautiful can come from within. Something even more remarkable to marvel at. Perhaps something you never even realised was there. The beauty of yourself. Of your inner self.  But, again, not let’s kid ourselves. Change is rarely instanteous. Just as it takes time for the light of a star in other solar systems to reach our little planet, it takes time for the healing and transforming light of Your Star Within and your own spiritual energy change you as well. It takes time for a more positive way of thinking to break a negative chain of thought. It takes time for Your Star Within to heal tired ways of living life of being and acting. It takes time to truly be comfortable with letting your own Star shine out. As soon as it does you might want to shut it out in case you ‘offend’ others by being true.  Your own light might be too bright and too much for others to accept straightaway, especially if you have been hiding it ‘under a bushel’ so to speak.  Indeed, you might even ‘offend’ your preconceived sense of your self. Transforming your state of mind from mental ‘hell’ to mental ‘heaven’ is nothing short of a personal revolution.

The Star is a herald and a messenger. A signal. It heralds change and development. But change cannot be forced on anyone it has to be accepted. Imagine how dark the universe would be if it didn’t have the light of the stars to illuminate it. The light of the Star provides direction and bearing through, during and after a stormy period of life. Something to keep your spirit and thoughts fixed on. Hope. A star shines because that is a consequence of the physical laws that govern its basic nature. In a spiritual and emotional sense, Your Star Within does the same because that is what it is meant to do. As much as it has been quoted to death in books and on the internet (and misattributed to Nelson Mandela), Marianne Williamson’s quote is relevant here:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Without embracing the curative energy of Your Star Within nothing can truly change. Yeah, things on the surface can alter…a new outfit, a new car…a new job…a new relationship…a new body…but does it put you on the path you’d truly be most happy with? If the light of Your Star Within represents health, vitality, creation, material, emotional and spiritual growth, not embracing it means inertia, stagnation, inner conflict, confusion and despair. The night cannot banish the star. That is partly why a star is so beautiful. You see it at night, when the light seems to have ‘gone out’. But, for the star of our own amazing Sun, each Day would never come again, the Night would seem endless and chaos would ensure as our planet spins off its axis. Life is no different.

Whether things are truly, truly awful, or bad, or just okay, or even good, allowing the creative spark of Your Star Within automatically invites change and healing, even if scary. I don’t know anyone who looked at a star a night and didn’t smile, or feel a second of wonder and awe. Perhaps, it is like William Shakespeare wrote in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (and much of what we get stressed about in life is indeed when we look back at it much ado about nothing)

 “There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”

Your Star Within invites you to ‘dance.’ Your spirit invites you to smile.

To dance and smile through life.

What could be better than that?

 Some tips to use everyday to help Your Star Within shine.

  1. Practice an attitude of gratitude daily and let go of the day’s stress before you sleep.
  2. Watch negative thinking towards yourself and others.
  3. Be nice to yourself and speak kindly to yourself instead of putting yourself down.
  4. Forgive, because not forgiving yourself and others for what they’ve done will harden your own beautiful heart and mind.
  5. Laugh at yourself and make others laugh and smile.
  6. Dream and dream big.
  7. Be idealistic and take action to make things real, otherwise you’ll one day look back with regret.
  8. Silence is indeed golden, take time to think of nothing every day, listen to no-one’s view and let your own intuition and inner wisdom tell you what to do.
  9. Avoid drama, it saps your light like a black hole and is self-perpetuating.

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