Saturday, June 29, 2013

You Are Famous, You Are a Success

At almost 91 years of age, my client Maggie had certainly lived a very full life. When she was in her 20’s, she had been chosen to be the singing voice for several major film stars in very successful movie musicals and she headlined as a singer on the radio. As her professional star was shining brightly and on the rise, she met her husband who was a famous jazz pianist. When they married, she decided to give up performing in order to raise their children and be supportive of her husband’s career. Wistfully she recalled her former achievements and all the possibilities of success that she had been presented with but that had not been realized. As she spoke, she frequently sighed, as if there was a heavy resignation sitting on her heart. With 4 small children, Maggie was pretty much housebound. Although she occasionally sang with her husband’s band, she was relegated to watching her husband’s career soar as he played for the legends of music like Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis Jr., Pat Boone and Ella Fitzgerald. She went on to say that even though she was not performing, she desperately wanted to express her love of music; so she decided that she would teach voice lessons from her home. When I asked her how she felt about having decided to teach over performing, she replied that it provided her with an outlet to express her love of singing. But she said, “I guess the old saying is true, those that can, do and those that can’t teach. Teaching was fine, but it was nothing like performing. I really felt alive when I performed.” Sighing deeply again she said, “You know, I could have been famous, I could have been a success.” This longing of not having achieved fame was a constant weight she carried. During the remainder of our session together the Posse of Angels showed her, her life’s choices from a higher perspective. Her path to performing was actually blocked because of what she wrote into the contract of her life was of such immense importance; not only for herself, but for the lives of her countless students. Her passion, light, enthusiasm, and creative expression demonstrated an immense joy and had a transformative effect on her students. The Posse of Angels showed her that each student that was under her tutelage was like a light bulb which she helped turn on. They were so affected by her teaching and how it individually changed them that they went on to emulate these same qualities in their lives. During her 50+ years of teaching, many of her students went on to be international opera singers, musical directors, and Broadway performers and each one carried Maggie’s enormous light in their hearts as they illuminated the path of joy and passion for others to follow. With the insights from our Intuitive Counseling Session and the Angel Reiki Healing Session, shifting and lifting her resigned, stagnant energies off her heart, she said afterwards, “Candy, I do not know how to fully express my gratitude and appreciation for our session today. You and The Posse of Angels have given me the freedom and empowerment that I needed. At 91, I now feel like I have a new lease on life. I feel so much lighter, like a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders. I feel like I can fly again!" After Maggie’s session, I found her words, “You know, I could have been famous, I could have been a success” echoing over and over in my head. It got me to think, what does it really mean to be famous and how do each of us measure success. So, I asked the Posse of Angels for their heightened perspective on fame and success, and this is what they said: Firstly, The Posse of Angels laughed. And as I have mentioned before, they never laugh at us, but they laugh with us. They began by stating that when we ask to be famous and successful, we are asking for that which we already are. Being children of God, and coming from the purest most loving Source, we are infinite, limitless and Divine; whole and complete just as we are. On some level, be it conscious or unconscious, we know this in the deepest core of our souls. It is irrefutable that we are famous and successful at being who we are; for there is no other soul or person in any space, time, and dimension like us! We know this when we are born and we retain this knowing while we are very young children. Children say and do things not to be quoted or noted for what they do, but they are motivated to act and to speak directly from their hearts. A child’s identity is allowing themselves to be who they authentically are. It is unfortunate that when some children get older, they become re-programmed to believe that they are no longer famous and successful for just being who they are. This message of not being enough, finds them turning their attention outward in order to attain or achieve something in order to determine identity. This is bizarre, as the highest Source possible, God, created us from pure Divine Source and made us enough in the first place. We do not have to produce or create anything in order to be Divine; in order to be who we are. Once we turn our attention outside of ourselves to receive recognition, external forces start to impose their ideas of what success and fame means. We look to the outside world to determine whether we are worthy and deserving of not just being who we are, but ultimately, for existing in the first place. Now The Posse of Angels wants to remind us that as humans, we are pure intention and there is nothing wrong with having goals that we would like to achieve. But, what is most important is that we do not lose the forest for trees by losing our sense of who we are, with or without the achievement of said fame or success. For no matter what fame and recognition we realize, the luster and the thrill from that achievement will eventually die down and it will be replaced with some other goal, dream or intention to succeed at. The Posse of Angels is saying that ‘this is so’ because this is how human nature works. And if we need that constant outside validation and so-called ‘hit’ of fame or success in order to get our sense of identity, then the eventual high from that attainment will wear off and we will quickly turn to the next big thing to get our identity from. And once fame and success fades away, so does your belief in who you divinely are. To be human and not to lose one’s sense of self in the process of attaining our goals and dreams is no small feat. And great goals and dreams in life, demand great sacrifices in order to obtained. But along the journey to those dreams, it is imperative that we do not lose who we divinely are and we take our achievements in stride. An example of not being carried away with one’s fame and success came from an article I read recently about where actors keep their Oscars that they have won. The actress Emma Thompson, who keeps her two academy awards on a shelf in her bathroom, says she does this in order to help keep her perception in check about being famous. Unlike many others who achieve fame, Emma is one of those actors who had a solid sense of self before she became famous. By understanding who she was before fame arrived, she was able to not let fame define her. Each of us was formed by God as a unique expression of fame and success and sent into this human incarnation with a full tool kit to build, imagine and create a glorious life. The more we bring forth our gifts and talents and creatively and passionately share them with the world, we will connect with the fame that is already part of our Divine inherent nature. By doing so, our success is felt by doing what we do well, without any thought being famous. And The Posse of Angels is reminding all of us that a life lived with passion, creativity, joy, love and integrity even if it lacks the publicized perception of fame and success is like a radiant bright star that not only lights a path for others to follow, but also shines a heavenly light for the angels to dance by. Can I have your autograph??? Love and Angel Blessings, Claire Candy Hough Writer Licensed Reiki Master/Teacher Angel Practitioner International Radio Host Author of "Angels of Faith" CEO of Angel Healing House Ph: +61 831.277.3716 SKYPE: candy.hough

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