“By choosing to be our most authentic and loving self, we leave a trail of magic

everywhere you go.”…..Emmanuel

For your consideration….

and who do you THINK you want to be?

The “who do you think you are” is talking about our authentic self. It is asking who do we think we are at our soul’s level. We are asked this question because often it does not mesh with who we think “we want to be.”

Think about it. It is the plot of many books. It is the conflict that the character faces. In real life, quite often we think we want something, get it and then wonder why we are not happy and content. Satisfying the ego does not mean we are satisfying our authentic self.

It is this conflict between the brain/ego and our authentic self we are asked to think about today.

Finding true happiness means not putting our authentic self in a compromising position. Compromising our authentic self, our truth will never leave us happy. We can have millions and be unhappy. We hear about it all the times with lottery winners. We see people with their “dream job” left unhappy because they sacrificed family and friends or perhaps had to hurt other people to get ahead.

We are asked today to sit in silence and think about…meditate on…who we really are and what truly matters to us at our very core. What could we absolutely not live without? What would truly pain us if we did not have it?

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…I am loved. This means in all levels, whether we are living our authentic lives or not.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all? NOTE: When we ask this in meditation or pray, we are asking our authentic self.

What made me smile yesterday….

-An absolutely beautiful, warm day in Utila.

-A boat ride to Neptune’s for lunch and snorkeling.

-Later, a walk into and around town. We found a great local tavern where we learned so much. It is amazing how connected we have become in just one day. We have been so fortunate.

-From there we received a great recommendation to a restaurant for dinner.

-We called our favorite “tuk tuk” driver to pick us up. On the way back, we asked him about some of the places we had seen. We arranged for a tour of the island with him today. Our way back, he stopped to talk to a man who was bringing in bananas. In conversation we learned that the same man was going to the other side of the island to crab and lobster hunt. He promised to sell us some today. Can not wait.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


Leave a Reply