There are signs everywhere; sometimes it takes me a bit to catch on. As in every single morning this past week, the moment I woke the song “Diamonds and Pearls” by Prince popped right into my head. Every single day, and sometimes throughout the day, the refrain “diamonds and pearls” would pop into my mind. It’s the smidgeon of the song that I know, not much. I used to love Prince’s music but hadn’t heard it in such a long time; this song might have been one of my favorites, but it would have been so long ago. I did not see the relevance at all. Am I literally wanting jewelry? Figuratively wanting nuggets of wisdom? Why was Prince’s song standing out to me?
After a few days (okay sometimes it takes me a while to catch on!) I looked up the lyrics as I listened to the song on You Tube. This is what stood out to me:
“There will come a time, when love will blow your mind,
And everything you’ll look for you’ll find
(Take a look inside, yeah)
That will be the time, that everything will shine,
So bright it makes you colorblind….”
Sing it to me Prince:
Catchy–makes you move a bit. A gift from the Universe in a way I can understand….it’s like God/the Universe telling me, here you are little one…look around you at the abundance in your life. Each time you question, there is an Answer. When you doubt that Love makes a difference, I magnify it for you. When you question your Brilliance, look to the stars and allow them to reflect yourself back to you. When you don’t know your Way, I hold your hand and bring you the best way possible.
I *am in* the place where Love has blown my mind. Literally. Love as the ultimate Answer. The past month has been one of huge transformation for me. I allowed my heart whispers to reign free, and the result was not A like I had wanted or even B like I would have settled for. The result was an explosion clear in my face. Ouch. I had a clear choice. Choice A to let my hurt shrivel my heart and close me down, or choice B to accept each moment as it is and let the energy from that explosion reverberate through each area of my life. I chose B. I needed that explosion because I was heading a good way, but not the ‘right way for me’. So, bam, explosion.
I am in the time “that everything I look for I’ll find”. I cleaned the rubble, healed the wound, began rebuilding. Allowing God and the Universe to make beauty from those pieces all around me. Nice pieces–strong Faith, open heart, each piece all of good within me– but I was trying to jam them into the framework of a puzzle they didn’t belong in. I said okay, I get it, here I am, please show me…so God and the Universe took what I have and magnified it, led me down this new path that already in one month has been so amazing I have no words yet to describe it. I have always had vision boards and dream boards; I focus on healthy, whole, positive, simple so that Energy and Love may expand to the space and I may soar. Yet, now, I find myself soaring far past that which I could have asked for. Higher than I have yet in life. Amazing view. I asked for relational, and I learned to love myself. I asked for abundant finances, and I learned to appreciate the value of all in my life. I asked for a well maintained and working boat, I learned to allow my heart to occupy my boat and it has become the space that many visit for the peace and comfort found within. I asked for direction in my career, I was given a completely new direction for my life.
“That will be the time that everything will shine”…I choose to focus my energy on growing the good in my life. When the thought of something I may not have enters my mind, I think of all that I *do* have, and that gratitude fills each and every space that could potentially have been a void. God and the Universe meet me exactly where I am at. Last month, I took a most wobbly, tentative baby step and I began this new blog. Which jump started a completely new direction for me–a direction in which my heart shines radiantly and huge changes have been made in my life to accomodate all of the opportunities that have been given to me. Opportunities my heart has whispered about my entire life, and are now being presented. Do I have “A” like I had originally wanted? Nope, not even close….but what I do have is a boat load of *diamonds and pearls*…
May you find yourself wrapped in Love and Light,
May your heart remain open
each and every moment-
you may recognize the
Diamonds and Pearls
purposely placed in your life
to delight and astound you.
May your eyes be open wide
to multifaceted brilliance
found in abundance around you.
May your mind be free of clutter and alert
to the abundance of
sometimes in forms you may not even have known existed
sometimes in forms you are most familiar with.
May you receive graciously
the blessings bestowed upon you
whether you have asked for them or they differ from ‘your plan’
and let that energy
multiply and radiate
to each and every area of your life……
From “Diamonds and Pearls” and my heart to yours:
“If I could I would give you the world,
All I can do is just offer you my love…”