Monday, April 5, 2010
I Believe in Miracles & Muchness
Yesterday, I was super excited to share with you about a local newspaper piece in which I was highlighted. Well, my struggle with depression was highlighted and how I finally came out the other side after many decades thanks to my love of and commitment to my dancer path (along with too many other components to mention here).
When I say it's never too late to embody your bliss, I am talking from deep and dark experience. And I am doing so from the age of 41.
Lately, I have learned something new about people, both in person and online. People who remain stuck (and I certainly have compassion for them...) do not like when someone gets unstuck.
Though we are quick to acknowledge someone defeating a life-threatening physical illness, we are just as quick to point out to people who have suffered from mental illness that it "never really goes away."
I have had a friend recently blatantly avoid me. I am too happy now for her.
I have had other people tell me of the friends they lost once they got better and started to thrive rather than just survive. Those are friends we do not need.
Over the weekend, Magpie Girl wrote a manifesto of sorts about her beliefs, and I would like to join in.
Here's what I believe.
I believe in Miracles.
I believe that on any day, at any moment, we can Become Brand New.
I believe that our brains can change in one life time.
I believe that we can overcome anything.
I believe in the Ultimate Power of Love. I believe that Love transforms us.
I believe in Resurrection, Redemption, Transubstantiation, Ascension, Assumption...
Do you see a trend there?
I believe in Possibility times One Gazillion. I believe in Change. I believe in Growth. I believe that Spring is the Ultimate Metaphor for our Literal, Embodied Reality.
The Phoenix rises from those ashes. Christ comes out of the tomb. The butterfly emerges.
I believe that life can be difficult, yes, but I believe that there is Beauty to be found everywhere. Every. Where.
If that is too much, I no longer apologize.
And hold on to your hat, because from now on, at Blisschick, we are all about the daily wonderful, the choices we make to be happy, the steps taken to realize our most powerful dreams, the love love love that makes this world go round, and the music and dance and joy that accompany embodying our fullest potential.
No time for anything else. I am 41 and this Chick is on a Mission.
If you don't feel like giggling or having fun or challenging yourself or feeling your stomach lurch from that high hill over there, you should probably exit this ride.