Its been quite some time since I’ve written a blog. I was inspired by a conversation I overheard at lunch the other day between a mom and her teenage daughter. They were talking about college prep courses. Mom asked what classes she was interested in taking and she said “I don’t care as long as I become powerful and rich when I grow up.” Her mother, without skipping a beat replied “do you want to split the grilled chicken sandwich?” and that was the end of that. I was a little taken aback.
On the walk home I wondered how that girl defined powerful and rich. When I was a teenager it meant having a lot of influence over people so they thought I was important and, of course money, sitting on bags and bags of money. When I had the money, everyone would do what I wanted. I chuckled at the naivete of my youth.
I found myself conversing with the younger me. Inspiration welled up as I started telling her what I have learned about real power and being rich. “It’s an inside job,” I would tell her, “it comes from trusting the creator inside.” NO I’m not talking about God. I’m talking about me, my gifts, my talents. I told her that as I/we focus on how we feel when we express those talents and gifts, the sense of freedom that it elicits, that’s when we become most powerful and infinitly rich. The joyful expression of self sends a ripple into the Universe that gives others permission to express themselves. That ripple has unmeasurable influence and power in ways that supersede, and at the same time, are inclusive of material wealth and power.
Walking along the ocean’s cliff, the springtime breeze blowing my big old mane of hair around, me and my mini-me feel free. I have been blessed with the courage to walk toward myself regardless of outside input. I have been rewarded for being vulnerable to my dreams and in my belief that I have what it take to make them a reality.
As I faithfully and purposefully choose me, keep pointing my ship toward what feels good, I live an amazing life that gets better every day!
In light and with love,
Teri Hunter http://www.terihunter.com 949 | 715.4175