As I tried to sit and write this post, I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing….Not only has it been an extremely emotional week with my aunt’s passing, but there is SO much gratitude for this beautiful gift. I observed myself looking through the lens I have been seeing through, with all my experiences, perceptions, and beliefs and there is so much to see!
Watching my family comfort each other as they could see the grief and pain someone was experiencing, noticing the gestures of love through hugs, words, and their presence as they both mourned and celebrated someone’s life. The vibrant colors of the flowers and the life they honored. Seeing the ripple effect that one person made in each of our lives, connecting us in one beautiful tapestry that is ever coming together more and more incredibly.
The gift of sight allows us to take in the life all around us in a 3-D fully experiential kind of way. Sight allows us to see and appreciate the majestic mountain view, the simple beauty of a desert, the elegance of a rose or the vibrancy in wild flowers, the vastness of the ocean, glorious sunrises and sunsets, the color of butterfly wings, witnessing a kind act of service, the loyalty of a dog or the playfulness of a kitty, and the depth and love of a living soul when looking into their eyes. The world feels more incredible because we can see it, and when we really choose to see it.
The gift of sight also offers us the ability and possibility to perceive the world as safe, challenging, beautiful, positive, alive, sad, hard, ugly, painful, joyful….etc. With our experiences from the past, it’s like looking through a particular lens that is designed specifically with our unique journey, with all the ups and downs.
We see the world through the lens of _______________ (sorrow, pain, joy, security, freedom, etc). Each of us creating a story about our lives that is validated each time we “see” something that matches that belief. For example, I work with many clients in discovering a healthier relationship with their bodies, learn the skill of self-acceptance, and in feeling that they are worthy to have their heart’s heard. Many of them have perceptions about themselves that there’s no way they can love themselves or be loved until they are “skinny enough, healthy enough, serving enough, doing enough, perfect enough…etc.”. The thing with looking through an outdated lens is we will never be enough, and so we will validate that belief over and over and see the world in ways that justify our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, creating experiences that validate how unlovable we really are. (Pushing people away, withdrawing, comparing ourselves to others, putting ourselves down, etc.
So how do we use this beautiful gift to shift the perspective if our current perspective is not one that is based on the truth? The truth is that we are divinely unconditionally loved, of infinite worth. How can we see the world differently than our lifetime of experiences?
The answer is simple and may surprise you. You don’t need to change anything. You are already infinitely loved. You are already equipped with everything you need inside of you as you connect to who you really are and Who’s you really are. The key to seeing the world differently, is to fully accept and honor how you’ve seen it. Accept where you are, without any judgment, recognizing the lens you see life through is designed to protect you. Accepting where we are doesn’t mean we love where we are, or that there isn’t full accountability or owning your own power and ability to change your circumstances, but rather it means we take the first step of seeing our truth by owning where we are and where we’ve been. We drop all resistance. And in the process, the subconscious filter (lens) softens, and we can begin to see the truth shining through.
Stay tuned for the other posts on the gifts of the other senses and how to use them to our advantage!
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