Originally Posted 7/9/17
Week 24.... I am always amazed at what my past holds as far as my writing is concerned. I sat and read what I had offered 7 years ago. My life today? Right there in that moment. I am still not a risk taker by nature. I have pushed my own envelope when I had to. Very uncomfortable. I've finally learned where my boundaries are and how to (most of the time other than a case of crisis) stay within them. So this week brings clear sight and understanding. Find your center... see who you really are, not who the world sees. Take care of you!
Dawn Kiss published a note.
August 3, 2010
Please join me....
The most we can ask for is to live as who we are. To be able to live within a state of Grace... within a state of Love. Who we are is not always who the world sees. There are times when it doesn't feel 'safe' to share all of us with the world. If we choose to anyway, it makes us extremely vulnerable.
I am not a risk taker. I'm a homebody who enjoys the milder side of life. Yet when it comes to living... truly living... I do live on the edge.... sparing no emotions and fully living from my heart. It can be a wild ride at times, but for the most part... the journey is absolutely awesome.
To live within a state of Grace does not mean that life is something that you would see through rose colored glasses. It means that one would have the ability to stay 'centered' while dealing with whatever life brings. When we live authentically it automatically brings balance to our souls. When we are in balance, we are more open to everything around us. Yes it is a more heightened way of living and the possibilities of getting hurt are very real. I have lived this way for many years now. Have I been hurt? Yes. I have also had the most growth in my life over the last 3 years because of this openness and vulnerability that I have accepted as a way of life. There have been some major disasters come into my life. The difference being is I was able to work through them without losing me within them. They did not take over my life. I still had control over my own responses to all of the outside circumstances that came at me. This enabled me to continue to live from a place of Love instead of chaos. I can't say that I haven't gotten upset or mad. I can say that those emotions do not last as long. The "air clears" so much faster than it used to.
So for all of you, I ask you to try to live from your heart. Allow yourselves the opportunity to be open enough for the world to see your soul. Absorb each experience that comes to you completely. Hold onto the lesson and release anything that does not resonate with you. For those experiences that bring Joy to your Soul and Love to your Heart.... allow them to cleanse out all the chaos of the world. Will you be chaos free? No... but it will no longer reside within you. It will be in the outside world so that you can pick and choose how you wish to deal with it. This places you in control... not it in control over you.
An open Heart....
I see the world through different eyes
past the glitter and the ugly lies.
My mind is clear, I have no fear
for I can see you through your tears.
Years ago I used to be you,
I do understand all of what you're going through... it's true.
There is so much piled upon your plate
that there are days it seems as if you have a very grim fate.
I was there... where you are now.
I wanted my life to change but didn't know how
to make my world any different than what it was
until the day I "surrendered" and began to "trust".
Oh my world did fall apart!
And that glorious moment gave me a brand new start.
Now I live as "who I am"... open, honest and from my heart.
My life is now a blessing... as it should have been from the start.
For now there is that state of Grace.
I surrendered to this gentle, healing, loving place,
a place where I finally belong... where my heart feels at home
and my soul can spread its wings and freely roam.
Come join me in this Sacred Space.
Surrender and create your own gentle place.
Know that you are not alone.
I have your hand... open your heart... let us go home.
created by Dawn Ellen Kiss
copyright: August 2010
Look into your own eyes and see who you truly are. Gaze into the depths of your Soul. Surrender to the beauty of you and Trust that you are more than enough... for anything in life. Then open your heart and accept this truth. See in yourself what I see in each of you.... an incredible being who lights up my life. Thank you all for all you do... for all you share... and who you are.