“Do you know how courageous you are?”
I was moved to tears the other day when my dear friend Charo Pinilla of ‘Tapping Your Purpose‘ said those words to me.
All I could do was gulp and say “thank you”.
In those words she was acknowledging how hard it must have been all these years (about 16 so far) to walk my path alone, without people who really understand, to keep trusting, to get up each morning knowing that I had been through something extraordinary, a spiritual crisis and awakening that was off the charts and that it wasn’t respected or recognised in my culture.
She was acknowledging how hard it is to live in a world knowing that who you are, what you have experienced and what you believe gets sneered at or even worse could get me locked up for being a crazy person if I say the wrong thing to the wrong person.
Believe it or not there are places on this planet where it is illegal to sing or play music. Imagine being a child born into that community a gifted musician passionate about music. How must that feel?
That is how it can feel to be an intuitive, sensitive, psychic or someone who has experienced profound visions, wisdom and awakening in a culture that pathologises those things as symptoms of mental illness. Thank God/Goddess that is now starting to change (see my post ‘Falling Apart is Normal‘)
As I have reflected on these words spoken to me by my dear friend for the past couple of days, I have realised how important it is for all of us to hear these words from time to time.
You don’t have to change the world to be considered courageous.
Just getting up every morning and trying again, in a world that does not understand or validate you. That takes mighty courage.
To speak your truth even when people roll their eyes and you can feel their judgement and mockery. That takes mighty courage.
To share your unusual spiritual experiences even though you feel the ancient fear pulling you silent. That takes mighty courage.
Choosing to be born at this time. That makes you a warrior my friend.
I am deeply honoured to be here with you on this planet at this time in our evolution.
I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Can you relate to what I have shared my friend? Please leave your comments below. I love to hear from you.