As I have grown in my knowledge of self, I realize more and more the power that I have in creating my own reality. A big part of that is the use of visualization. Picture it and it happens. This is firmly what I believe. I have had a bit of guidance in this area recently, because the biggest barrier that I have had is not realizing how strong the connection to this part of me is. I think it is essential in terms of the concept of Ubuntu.
Before I started to be so compelled to write, to connect, and to meet so many wonderful people, I felt like an island. All alone, and in the middle of an ocean, with no other islands, or life in sight. Then, one at a time, I met people that possessed some of the same traits, characteristics, values, beliefs and passions that I do. To help others, to connect with the world, to overcome all obstacles, and to learn and grow with the differences among us. I came to know and to understand that we all possess Ubuntu, that is our connection, and it helps me to feel so much more a part of something really important and vital to the world…….
The more that I have connected, the stronger that I have been able to have vision. I have been able to have it to an extent for some time in my life, in some aspects. I have been able to visualize in my head, for example, when I have to take care of a difficult situation, I will play out the scenario in my head of how it might turn out. It helps me to cope with the possible results, and also, to be able to SEE myself doing it. That is really powerful. It helps to shore up my courage, and to boost my confidence in the fact that I can make it happen.
My visualizing of situations continues to expand, to the point that I involve many senses, not just seeing the picture in my head. I try to connect to the sounds, smells, touch of that experience. And, I can visualize bigger now, a bigger influence on the world, on the earth, on others…… and I can see my part in that, feel my part in that, hear it in my ear.
Lately what I visualize that helps me to tap into my strength and my power is colors. Pink for my sassy, fun, spirited self. Cobalt blue for my Virgo, my deep, deep sense of my soul energy. Red when I feel low and in need of a kick. Purple to connect to the life force. Brown if I want cozy, restful moments. The colors help to strengthen my vision and to connect me more the Universe than I have ever realized before.
In keeping the vision, as it relates to Ubuntu, it means never giving up hope, always knowing that if you can see it in your heart, soul, and mind, than you can make it happen. If I can visualize world peace, it can happen. If I can hold onto my vision of universal love for other humans, than I will make it a reality. If I can see myself reaching out and touching hundreds of thousands of other human souls, so it will be.
Keeping the vision is a way to keep each other connected, and energized and ready to change the world. Even though your vision may look a bit different than mine, we can all visualize the change we wish to see in the world. Without vision, it is too easy to give up, to walk away, and to think it cannot be.
Keep the vision. Whether it is for new love, new career, new location, or new ways to bring Ubuntu to the world. Use color, let it ignite your soul and release the potential that rests within…….
Ubuntu, remember to see that I am because you are. Because, I see it, I know it, I feel it…. and it shall forever be.