My perception of myself from childhood was that I was unworthy, and no matter what I did that I was powerless. As an adult, I felt this way for most of my life, like I was invisible. Since I began my spiritual journey, I have been sent to a college located in a remote and religious region. A voice within me told me to apply for this job that I would be chosen, and that I am to help victims of sexual assault, and the minority community on this campus. Since coming here, I have used every skill that I learned since college to help me do this job.
Yesterday was the realization of how truly important I am to this campus, and also realized that I have been preparing all my life, including my previous jobs and education to do this calling I have been asked to do. This week, a group of students needed someone to speak about sexual orientation and gender identity for their class. This is a difficult topic for our campus because of the religious surrounding communities and the many students on our campus from these communities. I used all that I learned through spirituality to be compassionate, patient, and nonjudgmental, and my persuasive skills learned through law school and as a trial lawyer, and of course, my own experiences with gay, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.
Yesterday after my talk, one of the students told me that another male student from this class came out to his friends as being gay. This gave me such hope that I have empowered someone to be true to who he is. In spirituality, we learn to live our truth, and I have helped another to find his own truth and power. I also realize that we cannot take away others power by doing their emotional healing work for them, but we can show others the way to their own healing.
This is my motto: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” ~ Chinese Proverb. May you see your own light within, Brooke (Copyright 2014 Kundalini Spirit with All Rights Reserved)
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2 thoughts on “Seeing Our Own Light Within”
It is wonderful work that you do! Thank you for making the world a better place. We watched “Cloud Atlas” yesterday. One character says, “Your actions will never be more than a drop in a limitless ocean,” and the other character replies, “But what is the ocean but a multitude of drops.” Our small actions make a difference.
(I understand the feeling of being “invisible” and I think I’ve pretty well worked through that.) We journey onward!
Hi Robin, Thank you for your very kind words and insightful comments as always. Blessings of light, Brooke