I have been working diligently on a benefit fashion show for the Alzheimer’s Association. The project has really gotten me thinking. I have always felt there are no coincidences in life. Each of us encounters on a daily basis signals, clues, messages, if you will, for guidance or to provide the answers to questions racing through our conscious and subconscious. I know the wonderful opportunity to do a show to benefit such a worthy cause was simply a wake up call that I have work to do…that we all have work to do.
Alzheimer’s is a disease of the mind. It removes or distorts the memory. New Age and metaphysical circles believe that disease is a physical manifestation of emotional, mental, and spiritual issues that are not dealt with. Louise Hay wrote in HEAL YOUR BODY that the manifestation of Alzheimer’s is the result of “Refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and helplessness. Anger.”
As my thoughts continued to dwell on ‘the mind’ and our capacity as humans to create, I started to think about how we hide from ourselves. We learn to do it from an early age. As children, sometimes we are hushed from crying before we have expressed our pain fully and allowed it to release from the body. As we go into early and middle education, we learn that we are what friends, family and society thinks of us and just accept it. We start to believe the portrayal of the media in regard to what is ‘ideal’. Then, we judge whether or not we fit that mold.
Throughout life, we hear or say to our selves such things as, “That’s life. Suck it up. You need to be tougher than that. People will think you are weak if you show your emotions.You don’t know what you are doing. You are making a big mistake.” The mental chatter goes on and on.
In the course of living, rather than fully experiencing our thoughts and emotions, we start to build protective layers over our minds. We have little trap doors where we hide things. We set up ladders to sometimes reach those recesses of the brain where things have been hidden, but have slides to slip down and out of there quickly. Year after year we pile on more and more camouflage. We forget who we really are and change into what we think will get approval. Our minds are the perfect accomplice.
It is really amazing that we go to such great lengths to do this since our primary purpose in life is to know ourselves…to reach the true essence of who we are. And who are we? We are divine creations with the ability and capacity to accomplish anything. We are beautiful unique beings, each with a special gift to uncover and offer. We are beams of light for the upliftment of others and the illumination of the world. To think anything other than this is simply playing ‘Mind Games’.
Not facing up to issues in our lives, no matter how painful, will only prove to be destructive to our physical, emotional, and mental health. This journey is for you, and you alone, so it needs no justification, approval, or acceptance by anyone other than yourself. Live each day being kind to you. Honor the person that you are and have been. Acknowledge and appreciate your ‘mistakes’ for they have been the ‘gifts’ from which to learn and grow by. Most importantly, forgive yourself for what you are holding yourself hostage for. Through forgiveness of yourself, you will be able to see the world from a clear lens of light and love, honoring all as you honor yourself. It is time to stop playing ‘Mind Games’…it is time to step into your ‘True Identity”!
Please join us tonight at a fashion benefit for Alzheimer’s. Tickets are $30. Enjoy spa services by Wisteria Salon, Refreshments donated by Agape food Services, Fashion show presented by Exotica Womens Apparel. 10% of tonights sales will go toward The Palmetto Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association.The event is from 6 PM until 9 PM at 3574 Sunset Blvd. For more info call 926.5656.
Until the next…Fashion Emergency!!!