But the place of the greatest expansion has been inside of me, inside of my own consciousness, and this summer has been really fucking rich in learning about me, growing, and expanding, finding lies that I've told me about me, and now, after uncovering and revealing the lies, I've exposed the truths.
While there are "bumper sticker" truths, that is, nice sayings about things, they're usually, well, fake. But the underlying truths, the actual meanings underneath the words, those are the treasures, the jewels, gems, the gold, insert you metaphor here.
That's what I've found, though, and that's why I'm not naming the names of knowing, experientially, deeper than that, actually, that I have meaning and purpose and value just by breathing. Just by being on the planet, I have value. While this is a really nice saying, again, a "bumper sticker" that I might easily see on a vehicle, when one actually GETS the experience of this, to know, beyond doubt (and beyond ego), it's real.
The many fakes that are out there are talking after talking after talking. And that's boring. I practice what I preach. I go deep. And now, I'm taking me more seriously than ever. I'm not taking me PERSONALLY, that's different. I'm taking me seriously, and you know what? That's pretty fucking cool.
Regardless of all the external accolades, and accomplishments, praises, merits, and certificates, if we don't know for ourselves our truths, then nothing else matters. I'm now taking me seriously, after years of "accidently" (more unconsciously and spiritually directed) surrounding myself with people who've taken me seriously, I've finally been reflected enough to see my own light.
So while this fall, I'll be on another Life Expansion Tour again (if the plans hold out), the greatest expansion that anyone can take isn't "out there," it's inside. Why am I saying all this? I guess it's because I'm feeling good about the work that I've done, and am doing.
Once the internal changes happen (e.g. I grow, learn about me, inside), it opens up the external to open up, to expand, to change. I start seeing things differently, and, "spiritually" or metaphysically speaking, the Universe correspondingly changes.
I guess I'm writing this because I want to share a soft joy of my own growth. I'm changing, and the actions I'm taking "outside," are happening like they simply haven't happened before. I'm starting to show up as I continue to grow, to expand. There's a Life Expansion Project in my life up ahead. It's not just about vacations. Here's to continuing to grow.