Who’s RIGHT and Who’s WRONG?

When I released my book a few weeks ago on Amazon, one of the anxieties that came up for me immediately was the fear, “What if I’m wrong? What if I’m describing a spiritual truth in a way that is not the highest or most enlightened way?” And this thought has persisted, as I’ve ventured onto other endeavors in planning my tour and connecting with amazing people.

I’ve had this persistent anxiety that I’m going to read something by a great spiritual leader that will CONTRADICT the way I talk in my book, and reveal that I’m not that enlightened or that I’ve said something WRONG.

MANIFESTING: Embrace it or abolish it? Do we need to intend, attract, allow, or let go of the idea altogether?

FEAR: Transform it, face it, conquer it, or build a relationship with it?

Which way is the RIGHT way?

I thought I left the world of measurement when I left religion, but now I find that there is measurement, judgment and comparison in this “open” and spiritual world as well. I had a leader I admire recently treat me as sub-human simply because I have not read his/her book yet.

Here is the liberating and exciting TRUTH, my beloved friends:

There is no right or wrong way to express a spiritual truth. Truth is truth, and the beauty of our human community is in our individual uniqueness, our vast and magical diversity.

If we all expressed truth the exact same way – if we all AGREED on the same terminology, the same perspective on every spiritual nugget, how boring would that be?

We need to be careful that our search for spiritual treasure doesn’t lead us down the blinded path of the ONE RIGHT WAY, based on one particular teaching.

The only one TRUE way is found not in words, or in terminology, or in a certain teaching, but inside YOU. Your only true mission is to BE FULLY YOU.

As a spiritual teacher, my main goal is to direct you back to yourself. You have ALL the answers within you. You don’t need my book or anyone else’s to find what you already know inside your heart.

All of these books are great tools to guide us.

But be careful not to glorify one person or one teaching. You are your greatest teacher. Inside YOU is everything you’ve been looking for.

So let’s honor each other and our beautiful array of colors. There is no right or wrong way to express the song in your heart.

Can a song be wrong? Can a color be wrong?

“Somewhere beyond right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there.” –Rumi

Life Is Not a Competition: Let Yourself Be YOU

As I embark on new and exciting parts of my destiny, my ego loves to tempt me to compare myself to others who are in similar careers as I am. I see what other leaders are doing and I am tempted to feel SMALL, or behind, or to think that I should CHANGE something I’m doing in order to be like others who are successful in my field. All of these crazy thoughts come from the world of measurement, of fear, and I will not embrace this line of thinking for one precious moment of 2015.

The TRUTH is, there is room for ME to be ME and YOU to be YOU.

ME fulfilling my biggest dream does not take anything away from YOUR biggest dream.

As soon as you can fully embrace the fact that you were BORN to do what your deepest heart is longing to do, you are then FREE to do it, and all the resources of the Universe come to your aid in fulfilling this mission that is uniquely yours.

In ESSENCE, we are all the same, all equally valuable and magnificent. Our external roles are different, and the roles we play on the earth do not add or subtract anything from our inherent value which is unchangeable, solid, and insanely huge.

There is no competition.

Let go of all thoughts of comparison.

Give yourself permission to be FULLY you.

There is ROOM for all of us to be exactly who we are!!!