I know all this may sound confusing, but it’s really quite simple. In fact, my when youngest daughter Julia was only eight-years-old, she came up with this perfect analogy for explaining how bright and beautiful we shine. She ran over to the dimmer switch on the wall of our dining room and asked, “Like this?” As she turned the knob all the way up, the full spectrum of the light beamed out across the room, and she said, “This is someone who’s nice and loves everyone.” And then she slowly lowered it down, pretending she was sad. “This is someone who is mean and afraid,” she said.
“Yes, you’ve got it!” I told her, impressed. “We’re all born with a 1,000 watt bulb inside of us, so to speak, that brilliantly shines through every pore in our body. When we love and treat ourselves and all others with respect, dignity, compassion, and kindness, our light radiantly shines for the whole world to see. But when we stop loving, we stop shining—we barely give off any light at all. And remember, we attract people who shine with the same ‘wattage’ as we do! So if you want to have great people in your life, be a great person!”
Those who live with this awe-inspiring resonance of a daily basis have engaged in the deliberate choice of aligning their energy to the highest levels of universal frequency—Source Energy, God, or whatever you call it. As Gary Zukav says in his incredible book The Seat of the Soul, “When you shift the level of your consciousness, you shift the frequency of your light.” In other words, the more consciously awake you are, the brighter you shine and the more radiant you look and feel.
For many years, the word consciousness was used only in the physical realm, as nothing more than the function of the brain, such as “He hit his head and lost consciousness.” But these days we know that it’s actually something profoundly deeper: When an idea suddenly makes perfect sense, we say, “It was like a light came on,” which perfectly defines the word enlightenment.
Awareness, or consciousness, is like an awakening where you suddenly acutely aware that you already have all the answers within you (for example, that you were created in the likeness of perfection), so you intuitively embrace your reflection with contentedness and ease. This is when fear and attachment are suddenly rendered obsolete and when everyone, and everything, in the world becomes exquisitely beautiful. It’s when time stands still.
However, shifting our internal resonance to the highest levels is not a mind-made choice; instead, these shifts happen by stilling the racing mind and allowing the beauty of your soul to light the way. Sustaining the shift is the secret to maintaining the centered, seemingly-miraculous, breathtaking beauty that’s the theme of this article.