Saturday, December 06, 2008

You Are a Gift to the Universe!

I was recently introduced as a keynote speaker at an event. They read my bio and I was amazed at all the things they said I was. Then I approached the podium and only half-jokingly asked, "Who was that person they were describing just now?"

Throughout life we play many roles as Shakespeare so eloquently describes in his play, As You Like It: "All the world's a stage and all the men & women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts...."

When we view the world as a stage (play) or movie, we are able to step back and become the observer. With all this to consider, it's no wonder we become confused as to who we are. Are we all these things that we do? Maybe not, but they are a part of who we are.


We realize we have power to shape the world as we would like it through our self-expression. We are constantly expressing ourselves. Self-expression comes from our attitude, mood or state-of-mind and then shows in our external appearance.. Much of it is unconsciously portrayed through our actions. When we recognize and embrace our true power, our world changes. Everyone has access to wisdom and has the strength they need to express it. Who are you?


Eventually, people ask, What is my purpose on Earth? Why am I here? What's this life for? & so on. Many times these questions may be answered with more questions: What makes your heart sing? What did you love to do when you were a child? The answers, which only you can give, may be very simple. And may be the clue to the following statement:


We are all born with gifts inside us. Part of our purpose is to express and share our gifts with others. We receive gifts from the Universe (God, Spirit, Source...) and we give back by sharing with others. Sometimes, if we are not expressing ourselves from an early age (like the child prodigy?) or are stifled in childhood by various experiences, we may have many, many gifts lying dormant inside of us! How many times have we heard about "late bloomers" who began writing, painting, etc. later in life? It's common now for people to change careers several times throughout their lives.

So, look inside yourself and discover the beauty within. You are so much more than you give yourselves credit for. We all are. We have so many gifts to give, so many blessings to share. So go forward and shine your light. Be the change you want to see and most important of all, be who you really are!

Michelle Starkey is an author, artist and humanitarian. Her first book, a book of affirmations for children entitled, Do You Know Who You Are? was released on October 18, 2007. A beautiful combination of inspirational sayings and animal paintings, it's sure to delight children of all ages, including the child within.

Her second book, a parenting book entitled, Do You Know Who Your Children Are? was released in April 2008. It is a timely inspection of the problems parents are facing today with their children's behavior and the tips for resolving the issues, including parents working on their own behavior. This self-discovery guide will help parents realize the many gifts children bring into their lives. Her goal is to assist in human development, helping others achieve their greatest potential. One way she accomplishes this is by helping people get in touch with their inner selves and remember who they are!

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ava said...

i agree..but in this world full of rat races..we really forget to live with ourselves!


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