Monday, September 15, 2014

Be An Original

John Mason said, "You were born an original.  Don't die a copy."

WOW!!!  That says a lot, doesn't it?  I often comment that we're all sheep.  We mindlessly follow what everyone else is doing.  We don't stop and really think about what we're doing.  We just follow the leader.  It's easier that way.  It's certainly easier than being different or unique.  It seems like most of us fear being different.  We fear being who we really are.  What if people don't like us?  What if people think we're weird?  If people don't like or accept us once we've shown who we really are, we feel rejected.  Why open ourselves up to that.  It's SO much easier to simply follow the crowd.

Many years ago when I started taking Reiki, it was different.  Where I live, not many people knew about Reiki.  My husband supported the fact that I was a Reiki Practitioner and he loved what Reiki could do... but he didn't really want me to tell anyone what I did.  He was afraid that people would think I was strange, different.   A lot of the Reiki Practitioners that I knew felt the same way.  This is what we do, but nobody else needs to know about it.  My feeling was, if we don't tell people, how are we going to be able to help anyone?  And I am all about helping people if I can.  So of course, I didn't keep what I was doing a secret.  I dared to be different in a world that doesn't easily accept different.

Many years have passed and now Reiki is better known and more accepted.  People are more open to this and many other types of healing modalities.  But if these things weren't ever talked about, we'd be no further ahead now than we were before.  That goes for any new idea.

I believe we ALL have gifts to offer the world.  They come in many different forms.  Please dare to talk about them.  Dare to share them.  Don't be a copy... be an ORIGINAL!!!

Love,  Paula

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