I have been noticing a theme coming up for me over the past few days around my idea of accomplishment, success and money. I’m not surprised as I’m finding with all the new energies coming in since the august eclipse and onward, that thoughts that were once pushed downward are now slowly unearthing, like the sediment at the bottom of a fish tank. I knew they were there, but forgot about them until there was some new movement. Then one day a mini tsunami hits and everything comes floating to the surface, ready to be looked at. Now, if you have ever owned fish, you’ll know that once the sediment rises to the surface, there is no way to push it back down so you may as well deal with it. So here I am, with my fish net, scooping it out and taking a look.
There’s something at the back of my mind that says I’m unsuccessful because I haven’t made a lot of money or changed the world in some monumental way. I’ve been sitting with that thought for awhile and I have decided to challenge it!
Aren’t we all changing the world in our own way simply by embodying who we are? Is the quest not “to know thyself”? If we are looking within, unearthing the sediment, questioning what it is, healing it, loving it and ourselves, then isn’t that enough to say our life has not been a waste? Evolvement of the soul is, I think, the whole point of being here. Our unique journeys help us with that evolvement. Whether it’s teaching a child to ride a bike or hugging an animal that has been hurt, these are all steps on the path to knowing ourselves, expanding our hearts, our minds and our souls.
Society has set things up so that success is mostly recognized by the size of a person’s salary, by how many people they have impacted or by the title they hold. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this except that it’s a bit narrow. There are a lot of successes where money and fame are not involved. They are under the radar but not less important.
To me, a simple act of kindness, such as holding the door open for someone, is just as important as someone reaching millions. We are all interconnected vibrations. What comes to mind is the intricacy of a spider’s web and how all of the water droplets on it shine after a summer’s rain. It matters not if we are at the center of the web or along the edges. We all feel the light, the vibration, the movement. It is passed from one to the next.
So I shall redefine success. It’s about our hearts opening. It’s knowing, in our own unique ways, that we are adding kindness and compassion to the world. We are making it a better place through our own conscious actions. But most of all, we are loving and accepting ourselves for who we are…brave beings who came to earth to have this experience. If we all did this, the world could change very quickly, don’t you think?