“Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are . . ”
This famous nursery rhyme written by Jane Taylor and first published in 1806, carries such a deep meaning.
Have you ever looked up at the sky and questioned, “Who am I and why am I here?” A soul searching journey that many of us set out on a quest to find answers to.
I remember as each one of my beautiful daughters were born, the love I felt as I snuggled them close to my heart, brought my nose close to their hair and took a deep breath in of that newborn smell.
This bundle of life, gifted from the creator. Small, fragile, and oh so dependent on the world to nurture and care for it’s human vessel. Completely helpless of it’s own accord, and trusting completely that another will care for its every need. Faith in the power of love to hold, protect, nourish, and guide. A potential held inside it’s tiny body to become whatever it’s little heart desires.
We all started out in exactly the same way, although the scene may have looked different. Regardless of your birth story, I know in my heart one thing to be completely true. We were all made of love, for a soul needs a vessel of pure love to host such a precious gift of life.
As humans we have free will, and often make choices and decisions that can be questionable, but at that moment of conception, that spark of life, and the formation of a brand new vessel to host a piece of creation itself, that is purity.
We all arrive pure, twinkling with that sparkle of creation planted within our tiny vessels. Reliant on the world around us to teach, nurture, and guide us along our paths, as we experience and learn what it means to be human.
The outside of us begins to change as we grow, our minds conditioned to how we are taught to react to situations, absorbing the values, beliefs, and mindsets of those we are exposed to.
Our little hearts get broken. We fall and scrape our knees. We make mistakes, laugh, cry, love, find friendship, and take in a constant stream of life experience.
Some of those life experiences might have been really hard, but through the eyes of love can be our greatest teachers.
The pain and heartache, cruelty, prejudice and injustice we may face can show us how to not treat another human being. It makes us wise enough to understand the power words and actions can have, and can be used to strengthen our resolve to not pass that treatment on to others, but instead to stop the cycle.
There are times in life when we lose a precious loved one, and grief washes so completely through our being, shattering the heart and showing us how deeply we truly loved.
I have experienced this shattering of the heart a few times myself, and as time slowly healed the deep stabbing pain of loss, I could begin to sit in the beautiful memories and love carried for each passed loved one. Each precious soul that taught me how fragile life is and to live for today, as you truly do not know if you will be here tomorrow.
I remember very clearly when my mother in law was passing away from cancer the very words that crossed her lips, “I leave this world with my heart full and with no regrets.”
Was her life perfect? Not even close. She had a lifetime of battling illness, worked hard raising a family and making ends meet. She experienced anger, judgment, and made many mistakes.
She was also a women that loved deeply. Who believed you could accomplish whatever you set your mind to, and was not afraid to use her voice and express her opinions.
She was a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, and she knew it was impossible to ever try to be perfect. She was just authentically herself, and that was more than enough.
The willingness to try. To go back to the innocence of a newborn carrying that precious seed of potential within it’s soul.
As I find myself this week drawn back to writing poetry, and deep in the healing of my inner child/teenager once again, I draw inspiration from those that walked before me, my own children, and the grandchildren to someday come.
My deepest wish for all of us are those very wise words spoken from a perfectly imperfect human. To live such a completely full life that when your time comes to be called back home, that you leave with peace in your heart and no regrets.
Lots of Love,
Inspired to live a life of More Than Existing™
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