WHAT IF THAT VERY THING YOU’VE BEEN TOLD YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS WRONG WITH YOU…. IS ACTUALLY THE VERY THING, THAT WHEN YOU EMBRACE IT AND OWN IT AND LIVE FROM IT, OPENS THE FLOODGATES TO A LEVEL OF HAPPINESS THAT FEELS POSITIVELY MAGICAL.

I spent the first 20+ years of my life knowing to the core of my being that there was something fundamentally wrong with me.

I knew that if people really knew me, they most certainly would/could never really love me. And chances are, if you’re a sensitive, heart-full, emotional “fairy dust and pixie” kind of person, so did you.

Needless to say, there was a big chunk of my life that wasn’t easy. Understatement. But somehow, something inside kept nudging me. “Look at me. Get to know me. Love me.” And so, in a far from graceful way, that’s what I did. And what I discovered is that when I accepted–and yes sometimes even loved–this quirky highly sensitive and emotional human being that I am, I stepped into pure unadulterated happiness.

Because here’s the thing about we sensitive, soul-full, creative beings… the flip side of “we’re too sensitive” “toughen up” and so on, is an ability to be touched by the tiniest things in life in the most beautiful and soul-shining  way.

We’re the ones whose hearts can overflow on a dime at…

a lady bug flying by…

a petal unfurling on a flower…

a baby’s smile…

a puppy’s step…

a breeze…

a violin note…

the touch of a feather…

So, I ask you from the deepest recesses of my being…

What if that very thing you’ve been told your whole life is wrong with you…. is actually the very thing, that when you embrace it and own it and live from it, opens the floodgates to a level of happiness that feels positively magical.

I’d love to hear from you if you have a thought or a comment or if you just feel like letting me know how life touches you in those simple ways that touch people like you and me so deeply.

8 comments on “WHAT IF THAT VERY THING YOU’VE BEEN TOLD YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS WRONG WITH YOU…. IS ACTUALLY THE VERY THING, THAT WHEN YOU EMBRACE IT AND OWN IT AND LIVE FROM IT, OPENS THE FLOODGATES TO A LEVEL OF HAPPINESS THAT FEELS POSITIVELY MAGICAL.

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    That is such a beautiful blog! I love the way that the ability to find joy in small things means we are surrounded by an abundance of the stuff. Sparkly nails certainly do it for me – that’s why I get them done every fortnight. I want to get still with the question of what people told me was wrong with me – I think there’s something important in there for me. Thank you!

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      Mary, I’m so glad you stopped by and you’re so welcome. More sparkly nails! 😉 I think we’ve got a theme forming here. Sounds like you’re in the “Fortnight Sparkly Nail” program. I love it! Sending you love, light and much gentleness as you sit with the question of what people told you was wrong with you. Shine bright. <3

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    I LOVE this!! What if indeed!

    Because when we love and accept and even treasure the very way we show up and experience the world, we also make it easier for others to do the same.

    And I always think, who would you rather have around? Someone who notices how much brighter the flowers seem to be on a gray rainy day?

    Or someone who just complains about the rain? 🙂

    Beautiful post, Rhegina! Thank you!

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      “Treasure they very way we show up”? I LOVE that Wendy. And yes, brighter flowers on a rainy day? I’ll take that too. <3

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    This really hits the spot for me Rhegina. Anything from smelling the salt air from the ocean to the gold sparkly nail polish on my toes makes my heart sing. Thanks for this!!

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      Hmmmmm… Salty air and sparkly nail polish. :))) Sounds like summer delight. :))) Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    One of my favorite memes reads “Being sensitive is my super power. I’m an empathetic badass!” 🙂 I love this post and you’re right, being our true selves IS our magic. It’s our special sauce (and what makes up our pixie dust). I also know that I can allow myself to wallow in it sometimes which can keep me stuck. As long as I’m aware of what’s going on and continue to take care of myself so that I keep moving forward, I’m good.

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      Okay, now that’s a seriously awesome meme. Here’s to all we “empathetic badasses!” <3

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