And You Are Radiant
Let’s talk about habits. We have ones that serve us and ones that we’ve done for so long that we can’t remember when or why we started. If we sit back and look at these, we often realize they don’t work for us anymore. In energy work, I spend a lot of time helping clients release the habits or beliefs that are no longer useful to them, as well as helping them develop new habits, with new beliefs to support them. Breaking habits takes work; so does creating new habits. Ask anyone who has tried to start eating better or to adopt a new exercise program, eventually, it becomes second nature, as brushing your teeth or washing your hands – you don’t even notice it. It’s that state of unconscious competence. Like breathing, we don’t think about it, it happens naturally.
So as I contemplate this topic I start to think of my habits. What is habitual for me? I am working on making meditation and self-healing a habit. I get triggered and fall off the path, yet I can look back and see I have made progress. It’s not a habit quite yet, as I still consciously set aside the time to practice and have to work at it.
What do I do, as natural as breathing, like a reflex? What is my habit? I look for the light in others. The Huna principle MAKIA teaches, “Where your attention goes, creation flows – Be focused”. Other wise ones tell us in similar ways that what we think creates our reality – Buddha, Deepak Chopra, and Wayne Dyer to name a few. In any interactions with others, I think, expect and see the best. And guess what? I can find it. I see you. I see your greatness.
In my corporate life, I am amazed when I provide feedback to someone by pointing out something I admire or that they do really well, and the reaction is most often shock. Followed by resistance to accepting that as truth. I wait patiently and hold firm on that and finally it ends with the person beaming, smiling from ear to ear. I am not sure when as humanity we stopped seeing our light and we shifted to focusing on our flaws but it makes me sad, really. By pointing out someone’s light, that light, by the mere fact of being mentioned, glows brighter. That light that I seek becomes stronger.
When working with Huna clients I am humbled to work with others to help them reveal their light that often they have forgotten existed. It’s easy to see the light in others when I am not tied into their stories and baggage. It’s simply a truth that emanates from them. It’s as though I am the window cleaner, helping to remove the grime that has built up over time to reveal the radiant rainbow of light that exists within. It’s so easy for me to do. I don’t know when the habit started but I am so grateful that I have built that muscle.
This constant seeking of the light is likely why I am drawn to yoga. The practice closes by saying, “Namasté”. The word means: “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.” Wow, let that sink in. So like smiles that are contagious, seeking light means I find light. Imagine if my pointing out your light, in turn, allows you to see the light in someone else, who then sees the light in someone else. A ripple of “I see you, I see you in your most perfect essence”. Now that’s a habit worth sharing.
So with a humble and light-filled heart, I say “I see your light and you are radiant. Namasté.”