Message From The Universe

October 2, 2010

in Creative Living, Transformation

Exploring the world alone one night towards the end of Burning Man, I climbed a modern Incan temple made of laser-cut steel, sat atop it in the curling branches of a tree, and looked out at the world with satisfaction.

I was feeling very whole and solid, unlike years past. Burning Man is an extreme experience, and it’s not uncommon for people (including me) to have a bit of an emotional or mental meltdown at some point during the week. In that regard, it’s much like trekking. People are pushing their boundaries and can find it overwhelming at times.

Lately in San Francisco, I’ve been feeling more focused and purposeful instead of scattered and lacking traction as I often do in this busy American life. I have my feet on the ground better than ever before. Still, a gnawing little voice tells me I’m on the verge of manifesting something, if only I would allow it. I have this sense of becoming, but I don’t know quite what or why or how to tap it.

Burning Man 2010

Perched on high in the swirling darkness and feeling very centered, I was hardly surprised when a figure more like a tarot card character than a man–replete with purple velvet, pale face, and tattered ornate costume–popped up over the temple edge, paused, and smiled at me. He climbed around me, looked over the world, climbed around some more. Shimmying back down from whence he came, he stopped a foot from my face. Like a cheshire cat, with only his head floating above the temple top, he looked me dead in the eye and said with import: Acknowledge your divinity. Having delivered this Message From The Universe, he disappeared.

I don’t know why his visage has stayed with me, his words even more so. It was only one amongst dozens of odd, uninterpretable, and random experiences that week. Yet I find myself returning again and again to that message. Acknowledge your divinity. It’s a powerful statement, a powerful place from which to act and conduct one’s life. It reminded me of these words:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small does not serve the world….We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Marianne Williamson

I put it to myself, I put it to all of us: Acknowledge your divinity. Acknowledge that you have something to offer in the world, that you are an amazing and talented creature, that you are of value. Manifest your dreams. Become that ray of light in the world. Why else are you here?

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