Magnificence in Motion ~ I AM THAT I AM

Hello everyone, this is my contribution to Litebeing’s Magnificent Challenge. I waited until today to complete my post because I needed some time to put it all together. I am thrilled with the response we have gotten. After posting a reminder yesterday, two more bloggers added their entries to the mix. Thanks Dayna and Michael for sharing your reflections on what makes you “you“. There is still some time left to enter the challenge. Why not take a few minutes and conjure up  some of your magnificent essence now? There is also a shot at a free reading and this nifty badge to display on your site!

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First, a little bit about the process. I don’t think I ever intended to create blogging challenges. I would receive an idea that sparked my enthusiasm and soon after, I would receive another notion that it would make an excellent challenge. What I have discovered is that with the exception of my initial challenge, I really struggled to prepare my own post. Maybe this is because I prefer to write in a stream of consciousness style, or because the concepts are more difficult to put into written form? I don’t know. However, I welcome the chance to be challenged, to look deeper, and take my initial inspiration as a nudge to explore my inner landscape in a different way.

So I present Magnificence in Motion ~ IAM THAT IAM:

As someone with natal Neptune conjunct Sun and Neptune square my Ascendant, I often see myself with either rose-colored glasses or not at all, and others may also project their fantasies or confusion onto me. I still agree with what I wrote on my about page, that I am fascinated with and identify with a kaleidoscope ~ obeserver of beautiful forms. This attraction to the reflection of light or “lite” is an enduring theme for how I am unique. It is more apparent in the visual art, photography, poetry, film, books, and music that I showcase here at litebeing chronicles. Composing the about page was an arduous task because like Dayna, I have struggled with identity most of my life.

There lies the rub: the struggle was necessary until it wasn’t…..

A powerful dream excerpt from April 17 2016 provides more of the picture:

I’m with a former love but I am my present age. We are living together in a lovely home with a big modern kitchen. We are standing in the kitchen. The kitchen is modern, yet warm. In the center of the room is a wooden island. Sitting on top of the island is a serving of a raw steak. It resembles premium sushi grade tuna, thick, gleaming, pristine. I plan to season it simply with salt and pepper. I consider whether to marinate the steak, but decide it is not necessary. I then plan to grill it or bake it in the oven. I am delighted with this new setup, new way of living. I tell myself ” This is my second life, a better life, a new beginning.”

Brief analysis: I had journaled upon awakening that I felt proud of my accomplishments and was very excited about the future. These accomplishments include committing to a healthier wellness-centric lifestyle. This sense of a re-incarnation has stuck with me since then and has not wavered. It seems to be signaling a turning point. The house and kitchen are part of me : modern yet comfortable and warm; creative, sustaining, practical yet engaging.  The steak is what is ” at stake” and could also be my heart, pure and simple. No more marinating needed, it is time to just be…

So how does my magnificence shine?

I can dive into colors naturally

My wit is effortless and seemingly automatic

I totally relish helping others grow and learn, marvelling at how most of my “help” is my intuition in free – flow.

I am most magnificent in the absence of :

trying

striving

analyzing

planning

comparing

strategizing

re-framing

judging

I now realize that all I need to know is provided in the given moment and that I already have left the planet better than how I found it, by simply BEING. What a relief to discover that IAM on-point simply by breathing and allowing Source to guide me.  This is how the creative spark manifests, as unique and special in an ocean of unity and love.

Maybe an illustration would help clarify what my words cannot.

While contemplating this post, an image came to me of what is known as scratch art. I did not have the name for it, just a memory of creating this way as a child. It is a great memory. Up until recently I had completely forgotten about it. But the memory surfaced at the right time.

Easy directions:

Take a blank page and cover it with bright vibrant hues, leaving nothing blank.

Cover it entirely with black paint or crayon:

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Then apply a pin or ballpoint pen and draw a picture by scratching the surface to reveal some of the colors obscured by the black.

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See how we radiate under the layers of darkness of living on the material plane?

Visit this page to learn more about this technique.

I like the scratch art metaphor to describe my magnificence because I see radiance as mutable and unlimited. We can create over and over again and uncover more aspects of self. There are no limits. This is the beauty of consciousness.

Thanks to Barbara for inspiring me and thanks to all of you who support the unfolding of my light by simply being you.

header image via wikipedia.prg, public domain
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17 thoughts on “Magnificence in Motion ~ I AM THAT I AM

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  2. I realized this morning that I had not read your post! I’m so glad I stopped by. 🙂 Love the layers metaphor of getting to know ourselves. Makes me think we all need to go within and then ‘come out’ to really be known, even by ourselves. It’s easy to bury the colors under the black crayon.

    I have struggled with walls my entire life (although now I understand their purpose and that it was not always a bad thing); it remains difficult for me to truly open up to another person, no matter how transparent I might be feeling on any given day. As a Pisces, I often find myself drowning in a sea of incomprehensible emotion that seems to have no rhyme or reason to it (not just menopause! ha!).

    It’s no wonder that my life has been about finding community – exactly what my post was really about too. Sure am glad to know that you’re a part of that, now, Linda. 🙂

    Peace to you,
    C

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    1. Hi Judah,

      Your comment really moved me because I see some of myself in your experience. Blogging has been a way for me to expose more and more of myself and find my own acceptance first. I understand what you say about Pisces. Emotional sensitivity can be a gift or a burden depending upon how well you shield yourself from picking up and carrying other people’s energy.

      I can tell that we are going to have plenty to exchange as time goes on. Welcome to my tribe with love <3,
      Linda

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  3. Linda, this was a great closing post to the series, truly. I sense for whatever reason movement and new life in your words–maybe it’s a new energy emerging after the challenges you’ve been working through. Whatever it is, your voice in this post brought home this whole series for me.

    Thank you, my friend!
    Sharing in your joy,
    Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael for noticing what lies beneath the surface. While my health continues to wax and wane ( it has been a rough few days), working regularly and actively improving my wellness/lifestyle has been a gift I have given myself. I am less obsessed with purpose, but after returning to work today after a vacation, I realize that people get something positive by being my in my energy and picking up my intention to help them heal themselves. I feel blessed, even amidst the turmoil that often accompanies the rewards.

      I would not consider this my finest effort and it did not come easily to me, but I am so glad that my contribution struck a chord in you.

      Thanks for seeing what I may not always see directly 🙂

      peace, Linda

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  4. Congratulations on your magnificence. The love of colors and art shines through in every post here.Your joy in helping others grow by just being yourself is a much appreciated trait here.
    Knowing where one’s joy and passion lies is so valuable. It is great that you have found yours.
    Hugs
    Karin

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    1. Thank you Karin for your kindness. What I want to impart is that we are always magnificent and more. We came here that way. But life covers it up so that darkness and despair are restricting our flow. But there is hope…. I want to discover more of my “youness”, apart from the rare mystical opening. I invite you to do the same.

      hugs aplenty, Linda

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    1. Thank you Shree for the support. I loved your post and your willingness to go along for the ride. I really enjoyed the scratch art and may do more. Bought more supplies today and a special coloring book arrived this morning in the mail, woohoo!

      Love to see your scratch are masterpieces when you make some.

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      1. I look forward to it. Black crayon does not work very well. Maybe we used black paint over the multicolored base. I wish I could conjure up the actual memory to know what materials we used. But it looks good enough as an improvised work 🙂

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