The other night I was struck with this thought: How would we live if we were Gods/Goddesses?
What would we do differently? What areas of our life would we pay more attention to and what would we drop? What would become more important and what would seem silly?
We may not hold the same religious views and that is totally okay! This world needs color and if we all thought the same thing then the world would be beige and boring. But, I do believe that we all have a bit of holy love within us. We were born from a Divine cosmic creator and, because of that, we have a bit of that Godliness within us all.
So, what does that mean?
It means we’re already Gods/Goddesses/Angels/Divine. Insert whatever word you’re most comfortable with. It all boils down to us having the power to create change and live a wonderful life.
“It’s with my joy that I change the world.”
We are all spiritual beings having a human experience and that experience should be enjoyable because it is with our joy that we change the world. It is that moment when we are so happy about life that we share a beautiful and true smile with a stranger that could possibly have the power to change that person’s life.
Honestly, we never know how much someone actually needs those small moments of love and kindness. By sharing our love, our light and our joy we are giving other people permission to do the same.
It is our joy that gives us the strength to stand up against the darkness. It is with our joy or even just our hope for joy that we find health and vitality and are then able to share it with the world, shining like a light that gives others faith that there is a better way to live.
When I was young, I imagined the Gods and Goddesses walking around sipping tea and wearing these elegant robes, like out of the Thor movie (though, they didn’t do the tea thing. They were more into beer).
Luxury is a word that comes to my mind when I think of Divinity. I think we confuse luxury for selfishness, thinking that if we pamper ourselves we are being selfish or snobbish. When we focus on ourselves, for some reason, we believe that we lose sight of the problems around us and that makes us horrible. But, if we are not happy or healthy or in a state of mind that radiates love, even if our physical forms have illness, how can we ever expect to help others be those things? To be Divine is to be of service and to be of service we must be in a position to be able to serve.
When I think of health, I think of Kris Carr, who is thriving with cancer. Her cancer is incurable, yet she vibrates with the cosmos with glowing skin and an amazing smile. She takes care of herself with green juice, yoga and by inviting love into her life with her hubby and fur-babies. Not every single one of her cells is healthy, because of her illness, but she is brimming with health because of all of the love and light inside of her, so she serves the world with her joy and passion by sharing her story in a way that delivers hope and much needed wake up calls.
Self-care is not selfish. It is serving.
It is with our joy that we change the world.
If we do not know joy, how can we bring it to others? If we do not have love, how may we share it with the world? If we do not have compassion for ourselves, how can we ever truly be compassionate with others?
We must first have what we want to share.
So, we must take care of our joy and so we may will heal this world. We must take care of ourselves and so we will be an amazing force of good. We must take care of our energy and so we can be a Divine light that will shine so brightly that the darkness simply cannot be in our presence.
“It is with my joy that I change the world.”
Author: Stacy Porter
Editor: Travis May
Photo: Courtesy of Author