Rebel Spirit


I am blessed; not because of the things that’ve come easily into my life or because things have always fallen into place. I am blessed because I’ve come to the point in my existence where I can see the larger picture. I know who I am.

I can see why those who support me have been brought into my life. And I can see why those who try to tear me down have entered in. I have come to the point where the work of my soul sits front and center within my mind’s eye.

Recently I stood before someone who took delight in attempting to throw me off-balance. In that moment, I felt my personal power slip from my hand. I would be lying, dear reader, if I said it didn’t sting. And although I didn’t play into the moment, the moment stayed with me for days. I prayed. Then I allowed myself to ask the questions that needed asking.

While we are busy paying our bills and turning the channel on the tv, Life remains busy trying to honor the requests of our soul. And our soul wants to experience, evolve and heal those things within us that have not been healed. This work takes lifetimes for the soul. Never once is it held against us, though. The mind keeps score, the soul does not. The soul stays steady on its journey, and silently beckons to the universe to bring another opportunity our way. The soul knows life gets better when we heal and expand. New doors are opened. New joys are found. Things we never believed were within our grasp suddenly land in our hand. The soul knows this. The mind, does not.

I am thankful for this person who mocked my sensitive soul. I am sensitive, no doubt. I am sensitive to the ways of this world and the gentle energies that surround others. I am strong enough to consider this a gift. This took decades. I spent much of my life feeling less than due to this gift. And this person touched upon that. However, this person reminded me of one of the reasons why my heart continues to beat – to remind you – to never hand over your power. The complete body of my spiritual work, all my writings, and projects have always been marked by one similarity: reminding you of your worth. I will never tell you its easy. But I will tell you that within you rests the strength to claim who you are. But first, you must know who you are.

Let me introduce you to the words that are yours to own, if you so choose: I am worthy. I am more than enough. The Divine rests within me. I am strong, even when I feel weak. I am guided by my inner source. And that source is part of the larger source that guides the waves, the stars and growth of leaves on a once snow-covered barren tree. I have a right to be happy; to feel love; to give love. I am worthy. I am beautiful. I am enough. 

When I looked at this person I saw the work his soul was attempting to do in him, but I also saw the work my soul was attempting to do in me.

Never hand over your power, dear reader. No one can take it from you unless you release it and hand it over. Never believe yourself to be less than. And most of all – remember – you are not alone. And if you don’t believe it, I’ll be around. And I will remind you.



4 thoughts on “Rebel Spirit

  1. mwcsteve

    “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

    Paramahansa Yogananda

    Never forget you are in control of your own destiny and that others that try to take your happiness away are not worthy of what you have to offer this world.

    Here are 50 thought-provoking quotes gathered from the site, Everyday Life Lessons, hopefully will help tweak your thinking and set your mind free.
    You are only destined to become one person – the person you decide to be.
    Do good and feel good. Do bad and feel bad. It’s that simple.
    You are what you do today, not what you say you’ll do tomorrow.
    We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.
    Ultimately, it’s not what you do every once in a while; it’s what you dedicate yourself to on a regular basis that makes the difference.
    Stay true to yourself. Never be ashamed of doing what feels right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.
    If you don’t stand for anything, you will remain forever on your knees.
    No amount of money will make you happy if you aren’t happy with yourself.
    You know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart.
    Don’t worry if your goals seem crazy to other people; oftentimes the crazy ideas are the ones that have the greatest impact.
    If you’re thinking like everyone else, then you aren’t thinking. (ReadThinking, Fast and Slow .)
    Control your own destiny or someone else will try for you.
    Sometimes standing up to your friends can be just as difficult as standing up to your enemies.
    The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.
    When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you, remember, they’re telling you their story, not yours.
    There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
    No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities.
    Your greatest task isn’t to find love, but to discover and destroy all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
    A loving, happy person lives in a loving, happy world. A hateful, miserable person lives in a hateful, miserable world. The world around you reflects YOU.
    Worry gives small things a big shadow.
    Focus your conscious mind on things you desire not things you fear. Doing so brings dreams to life.
    It’s not the mistakes and failures you have to worry about, it’s the opportunities you miss when you don’t even try that hurt the most.
    It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one over and over again.
    To get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.
    The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing.
    Our problems are really our blessings if we use them to grow stronger. (Read 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)
    Anyone can run away; it’s super easy. Facing problems and working through them, that’s what makes you strong.
    When you have two good options, always go with the one that scares you the most, because that’s the one that’s going to help you grow.
    Courage is being scared to death, and then taking the next step anyway.
    Sometimes our greatest insight comes from our failure, not from our accomplishments.
    You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience it all to create greatness.
    Just because you don’t understand something now doesn’t mean the explanation doesn’t exist.
    Not knowing everything about your future is a good thing.
    Don’t worry about what you can’t control and you may liberate yourself.
    People of average ability often achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed simply because they are determined to.
    Temporary happiness isn’t worth long-term pain.
    Patience can be bitter, but the seeds you plant now will bear sweet fruit.
    The less you expect, the more pleasant life gets.
    The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for.
    The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.
    It usually isn’t what you have or where you are or what you’re doing that makes you happy. It’s how you think about it all.
    Do not dwell so much on creating your perfect life that you forget to live.
    You are not in competition with anybody except yourself; plan to outdo your past not other people.
    To admit that you were wrong is to declare that you are wiser now than you were before.
    Humans see what they want to see.
    If you spend too much time judging yourself, you won’t have any time to love yourself or anyone else. (Read The Mastery of Love .)
    At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart or what’s holding you together.
    Look through the front windshield and not the rearview mirror.
    You don’t get to choose how you are going to die, or when. But you can choose how you are going to live, right now.
    Be done with regrets; they are an excuse for people who have failed. You still have a chance.

  2. Rebecca

    Hey, Samatha! Sorry for your recent sting. As for me, I’m glad I’m sensitive. Sure it’s caused me some pain but it has also made me a more loving person. God bless you, Samantha.


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