DON'T HOLD BACK !
2016 took a lot of people that we are all connected to. Whether through admiration of their talent, music, a time, you have had a connection to some of many leading lights who took their leave this year.
Bowie, Alan Rickman, Caroline Aherne, Mohommad Ali, Victoria Wood, Pete Burns, Willie Wonka himself Gene Wilder, Prince, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels, Anthony Foley, Frank Kelly, Jo Cox and most recently George Michael, Princess Leah aka Carrie Fisher and her mother the Unsinkable Molly Brown, Debbie Reynolds who was simply elegance and poise personified.
I believe our admiration and connections are not reserved to the famous. I pick these names as they meant something to me. You have probably lost someone close to you, that you loved and admired and were a part of your life. Please take a moment to savour a precious moment.
So with all these people passing we lose something, we are sad and grieve because even though we don’t know them personally we appreciated their talent, their message, what they did in the world, what they did for us.
For most time passes and we get on with our lives. We all get older. Even though you might not have heard of (_insert name__) in many years, when we hear they have gone we are taken back to the moment they were great in our lives. A forever remembered performance, an album you grew up with that was the soundtrack to your life. You embrace the enjoyment of seeing them because you know they will make you laugh or smile, or give their all to the game.
Or maybe it was the way they lived their lives and how you looked to that for inspiration.
Why are all these souls are exiting? What are we losing? Why has the world turned so cruel? Why is so much ugliness coming to the top? Was it always there and our Disney eyes and wish for goodness kept it under-wraps? Have these voices left so that more of us can find our way and our inspiration to do something for this new world?
All these people changed the world. They did it in their way with their passion and their talent. Their words or performances spoke to you. Their minds and bodies created the memories you have.
It seems it is up to us to check ourselves. What do we want? Are we happy with the way things are in our lives? In our world? Is there something in me I want to change? Is there a passion or talent burning inside me that is denied?
Yes we want to change the world, as it’s not the way we want it. Apparently we have the all the powers to do it. But we have to start here. The world and technology has us feeding and seeking new information all the time. We are in habitual patterns of seeking fulfilment yet we are perpetuating the divide with our opposing forces. It’s not that new. It has always been good versus evil, but in the movies good wins out. I don’t know if we know what is good anymore.
It is my opinion that we have greater lessons to learn inside of us than outside of us. Maybe it’s not back and white but a song with many notes. And the tune is within. Our challenge is to find our balance in a world gone mad. Connect to self. Connect to inner power and inner wish, while all of everything is demanding our attention and dividing us greatly to the polar ends of earth.
Come to quiet. Feel your body. Listen to YOUR soul. Quiet the engine. Make a diet of stimuli of distraction. Stop feeding ourselves overwhelm and take back our direction.
2016 seems to have tumbled things up a bit. She has shaken the snowglobe but mud got mixed with the snow and the picture is messy. It is settling now and we see the layers as they land. What is it in me that I want to excavate? What do I want to let shine?
Now please notice this is NOT what do I want to take on, do better, be greater. Those resolutions of old have been unsustainable. But let us really take the self time to listen to what is inside of me when I have my calm, my two feet on the ground and have found the steady in myself. What is it about me that is my gift to the world? My gift to me?
When I find that, I don’t have to be better or greater. I am all that and more. I shine.
What is the STAR in you?
Love Fiona x
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I am Fiona and I am exploring themes of meeting resistances and allowing ways through. The constant weeding, recognising the stuff that's in the way to live easier.