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Remember Who You Are

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:26pm

I’m a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be... Charlton Heston as George Taylor in Planet of the Apes

When I was in California a few weeks back, I passed this mural every day on my way to have breakfast, and I got totally fixated on it.

Monkeyface

Maybe it is because it totally looks like me circa 1974—minus my young Italian girl version of The Tom Selleck mustache. Or maybe because it serves a necessary purpose in Southern California where there are people who actually need a reminder of who they are—either because they are too stoned or because they have had enough plastic surgery to not recognize themselves with a photo ID and a mirror. Whatever.

But then this mural got me thinking about something that The Husband asked at a school meeting a few years back…

We were at a gathering where a panel of Waldorf School Graduates was entertaining a firing squad of anxious parents who had questions about academics, grades, SAT scores, college entry, etc. The Husband was not too concerned about the numbers.

Instead, what he wanted to know was whether or not the graduates had gained the wherewithal to choose a career (read: life path) that made them happy.

I was like, “Wow!” That’s one of those beautiful things that only a guy who was raised as a Buddhist would think to ask. And it’s one of those things that can make the difference between a life that is fulfilling and one that reeks of dreams passed by.

In a society full of plastic good looks “Reality TV” and pharmaceutically-induced stupor, it can be difficult—if not impossible—to remember the truth about who You actually are. And without access to that truth, a whole lot of ruckus can ensue.

Homeopathy is a modality that can see that ruckus for what it really is: the place where the convergence of the physical, mental and emotional states of being got a little stuck.

Physical symptoms are often a reflection, or indeed an extension, of places on the emotional plane that are not in line with a person’s truth.

Figuring out “your truth” is not always an obvious thing, nor is it always synonymous with perceived dreams and goals. Truth is a much more subtle energy.

Reaching that magical point where we have harmony between who we are at the soul level, and who we are in our daily life, is the holy grail of the journey toward self-awareness and an integrated state of being. And it is the expressway of the road to health.

Finding your truth doesn’t happen overnight. And sometimes, catching a glimpse of it is the most we can hope for in this lifetime. But it is certainly worth looking for.

Perhaps today you could take a few moments to think about the You that may actually be stuck underneath the façade and expectations of your job, your family, your friends and society. And perhaps in that moment you will catch a glimpse of the elusive energy of your own divine truth.

And if you finally get a good sense of what's been hiding under there all these years--for goodness sake, call your homeopath and let her know what you found!

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