The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I Wish It So
I choose love. I promote love. I radiate love.
I choose honesty. I promote honesty. I radiate honesty.
I choose hope. I promote hope. I radiate hope.
I choose leadership over victimization.
I choose knowledge over ignorance.
I choose to vanquish all negative thoughts.
I choose to reflect the goodness of the world.
When I feel lost I will point the way for someone else.
When I feel alone I will assist those in isolation.
When I sense hopelessness and despair, I will rise out of the ashes of my own tears and shine brightly.
I refuse to be anything less than authentic, genuine, and real.
I refuse to believe that happiness exists in anything or anyone.
I accept I am enough, and that where I am is where I need to be.
When all about me voices are tarnishing and raping the beauty of life, I shall stand up strong in my worth.
I shall not falter; I shall not fail: for these words no longer exist in my vocabulary.
My voice is my truth and my truth my voice.
What is spoken is from source and heart alone, and what is left unsaid I release into the abyss to be transformed into stars.
I, myself, am fiery passion. I shall not allow shame to shadow my cause; nor shall I allow my cause to shadow my passion.
I am in completion entirely, perfection in my mind, body, and soul.
All else deemed wrong or incorrect is an illusion.
I surround myself with people who love me and choose to see me as a source of beauty.
I surround myself with the innocent of heart and warriors of purpose. A purpose that is not singular onto themselves, but collective for the good of the all.
I quench my insatiable desire for more, knowing I have enough.
I stop in my steps, still within, and acknowledge the blessings around me.
I know who I am, what I am, and why I am.
I refuse to let anyone else create me into another.
I shall not fail myself, nor my sister or brother. When I follow the light, I cannot fail.
I sacrifice myself as a vessel, knowing my sacrifice further grows my love and my light.
I cannot be vanquished or put out. There is nowhere I can be placed where I will not shine. There is no punishment that shall whip the light out of me, and equally no man to extinguish my flame.
I stand, whether alone or together, as an equal to my fellow beings, in the line of any happenstance.
I trust my road is paved with the intention of wholeness and the gifts of peace.
I trust my truth to be my guide.
I shall not be weak and suffer, for there is nothing I cannot transform into joy.
I am but clay, and I choose moment by moment to mold myself into a shape of glory.
Where my edges were once sharp, now they are dull.
Where whispers once haunted, now there is silence.
Where distaste erupted, now there is sweetness.
I see no ill will inside of another. I see no blame. I see no wrong. I see only myself standing as observer.
My scope is neither limiting nor vast; my vision is only as I wish. If I choose to see the narrowness of man, then that is what shall appear before me. If I choose to see the limitlessness of love, then this is what shall bathe me.
When I splash in your goodness, I too splash in my own.
Together we are united; yet even in times of distance and separation, I remain with you.
For I have carved you into the vessel of myself; each blade inflicted so that I may carry you in times of isolation. I do not ask that you carry me in return, but that you only let yourself shine, so that I may be warmed within your love.
If there ever comes a time I am unable to answer you with warmth, trust that I am cold, and offer me comfort.
If there ever comes a time I am unable to answer you with laughter, trust that I am dancing with sorrow, so that I may emerge reborn with further joy.
Trust that I am here to love you for no other reason than to love.
Trust there is nothing you can do or say that will tarnish my love for you.
For I have seen my beauty, and know this beauty was birthed in you.
You are my form doubled and multiplied. You are blessed and my blessing.
There is no end and no beginning; you are infinitely adored and beseeched for your goodness.
When you feel depleted, ask yourself whom or what you have given your power to. And return this power onto yourself ten-fold. Believe you are of worth and feed your own soul so you may be nurtured and whole in your journey of light.
Step outside the fantasy of tomorrow and yesterday, and breathe in the moment of now, for there is nothing outside of this moment.
If ever there comes a time that you are in doubt, reach out your hand and know I am waiting to take hold, to touch what is both me, and not me, an intricate creation that both lives and breathes within and without me.
I am nothing but your sister, your brother, but in this I am everything. And as I am everything, so thusly be you.
Do not bow your head in the misery of the world, instead lift up your eyes to the miracles of life. Search for me in the echoes of the valleys, in the sunrise and sunset, in the flight and in the fallen. Search for me, and I will answer.
There is no one before me more worthy than you, and no one else less than you and your needing. For we are filled with hope when we recognize we exist as hope.
In everything we do, be hope.
In everything you are, be beauty.
You have the power to change all for the betterment of creation.
You only need wish it so.
~ Samantha Craft December 2012