“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”~Mary Oliver
Open your heart, mind and soul to the offerings of others. Everyone has a special gift to share. Everyone has a unique outlook on life. The moment we decide our way is the only way is the moment we stop growing.
The moment we decide we know better is the moment we stop learning. How can we possibly learn and grow if we close ourselves off to a different perspective?
Our best teachers are the ones who recognize they are still, and always will be, learning. They learn from their students and know that although they may be the teacher they are learning from their students at the same time. Those teachers become the student and the teacher in the same class.
The moment we begin pushing our agenda as the right one instead of offering our opinion as a different perspective is the moment communication stops. Would you rather be “right” or would you rather be in clear communication? Would you rather the world bow at your feet like an isolated King or Queen or would you rather be a co-creator adding your gifts to the collective whole?
The moment we have to be “right” is the moment of separation. When our way becomes the only way it is the ego speaking. There are many paths that lead us to oneness. There are many methods that work together in harmony when we are not closed off to what they have to teach us.
There are people we can learn from who were brought up in different settings than our own. They have different religions than ours. They may have skin of a different color or speak a different language or have a completely different perspective than ours.
Our differences, our diversity, does not divide us when we open our ears and listen without judgement. We are not divided when we open our heart, mind and soul to what each person has to offer. What initially may seem like a “box full of darkness” may indeed be our greatest gift.
There is wisdom in recognizing the gifts that are discovered when we embrace in the offerings of others. It is also important to acknowledge our own gifts. Each one of us is a teacher. Each one of us is a student. Each one of us has a different perspective and we are all co-creators with gifts to share.~Shine Your Light Debbie
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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.