Today, with the gift of your imagination, I invite you to take a journey with me to a very special place. You are about to visit an unusual and unique exhibit. The collector has traveled the world over searching for the finest work, created by gifted artists that communicate powerful messages the world needs to hear. He wants to share what he found with you!
You walk in the room where this collection is being displayed, pause and take a deep breath because these creations truly are inspirational! There is such an unusual blend of colors and textures that fills the entire space. The room vibrates with aliveness from this wide angle view. This sight fills you with a sense of love and generosity! What is so striking is the beauty each one radiates separately, as well as all together!
Taking a closer look, you notice that each one is a tapestry put together in such unusual ways. They are all so unique and a little mysterious; you don’t know which one to look at first! You pause and simply start where you are.
You move around the room at an easy pace, spending time to take in each one. You find yourself gazing back at one in particular. You’re not sure what it is about that one, but it keeps calling your attention. You begin to notice a sensation deep inside you, like a little tug drawing you closer until you find yourself standing right in front of it. This time you take a closer look.
There is such a sense of expansiveness and depth. You wonder how this look was created. You take in the intricacy of the design. You can see that many different types of fibers and threads were woven together in interesting ways. Some patterns look very simple and some very complex. Tracing one of the threads you notice how the color of the thread appears to change in contrast to the cloth it is woven into. It pops with aliveness on contrasting backgrounds and is muted on similar ones. In different places on the tapestry the thread even seems to disappear, as if that thread was dropped altogether. So many unique combinations yet, somehow all are necessary for the whole pattern to take form.
You move in a little closer to reach out and touch this tapestry. There is a feeling of familiarity under your fingertips and in its scent. Suddenly, you become aware that this tapestry is a collection of your very own reflections.
Sometimes, when we look at the tapestry of our lives, it can be hard to understand and believe that all the different events of our lives are the essential, necessary threads that weave together, forming our very own unique and beautiful pattern. What reflects us draws us in, tugging at our heart and soul for recognition and expression.
There is beauty in both the simple and the complex. What’s important to remember is that our lives are unique masterpieces created by the many fibers, textures, colors and threads of our many experiences. We can benefit from everything that happens in our lives, even when it doesn’t feel that way as in the contrasting events of our lives. These are the times when it's easy to get caught up in what’s happening. We focus on that section of the tapestry, and we aren’t able to see how this part is significant to the entire pattern. In time, it all makes sense when we can step back and see the whole thing, the big picture. None of the threads ever really get dropped, even when you can’t see them. They are picked back up and woven in at the perfect time in the perfect place. But, this can only be seen when we take the larger view.
So, take a giant step back and look at the beautiful tapestry in front of you. Notice the colors, the textures, the patterns. Notice the richness of the dark and light, the simple and the complex, the contrasts and similarities. Fill yourself with miraculous breathtaking beauty. This is the tapestry of yourlife. You are the gifted artist that the collector found and chose. You have a powerful message to share that the world needs to hear!
The Rubenfeld Synergy Method® is a powerful yet gentle modality that uses both listening touch and talk to help you recognize your unique and beautiful pattern, the tapestry of your life.
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Our writer, Lorie Speciale, is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist with a private practice in Northport, NY. To visit her website, go to www.bodymind-matters.com.