Luminous soul casting light
My dear friend Susan
Today one of my dearest and most treasured friends, Susan, turns 65. She is a constant source of inspiration for me in so many areas of my life. To my delight, I discovered a wonderful synchronicity in today’s entry in Mark Nepo’s, The BOOK of AWAKENING where he writes about the power of being our authentic selves. He expands on what Carl Jung defined as “the unconscious influence of one being on another”. Reading this made me realize that, beyond all the support and encouragement she gives me on the physical plane, there is the radiant energy she emits by just being her genuine self – nothing more, nothing less. As Mark says, . . . without any intent to shape others, we simply have to be authentic, and a sense of mana, of spiritual light and warmth, will emanate from our very souls, causing others to grow – not toward us, but toward the light that moves through us. . . by being who we are we not only experience life in all its vitality, but, quite innocently and without design, we help others to be more thoroughly themselves.
So isn’t this a wonderful reminder for all of us that by simply being authentic we can help each other grow. Let’s all remember to shine our light where ever we go today – just being totally ourselves, happy in our own skin, and by so doing we may positively influence someone else. Often the small differences we make in the world have a big impact.
Happy Birthday Susan, my cherished Anam Cara.