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Take a Bow

December 23, 2013 0 Comments

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Over the past couple weeks, I spent some time reviewing entries in my journal from throughout the year.  It was beautiful to re-live the moments of growth, devotion, release, and surrender.  Tears welled up as I thought about the dramatic shifts that continue to occur as I shed more and more layers of the false self that I created so that I can reveal even more of the Self that God created.

Every time I think I have “arrived” at my true Self, I realize that there is greater depth to intimacy with, and expression of, God than I could have ever imagined.  There is never a moment of arrival, there is only continuous growth into more and more of our true Self.  God never ceases growing and expanding, so we naturally must follow suit.

As I was reading through the entries, there was one in particular that stood out as the perfect way to close 2013.  Although we are continuously growing and expanding, we can still celebrate the growth we experience along the way.  We can also pause and declare that we will no longer tolerate certain ego-driven qualities in ourselves, and that we will stand in the Truth about ourselves.  That is what this entry was about.  I wrote it on October 31, 2013, and titled it “Take a Bow.”

“Take a bow” just came to mind as I was preparing the boys’ evening tea.  I thought about how we take on roles in each of our lifetimes – various characters, personalities, life challenges, etc.  I thought back over the challenges I have faced in this lifetime – all centered around not feeling comfortable in my own skin.  Now I know why: I was not designed to be a limited being that is vulnerable to the ups and downs of the world.  I was designed to be unlimited and free, invulnerable and eternal!

I had been identifying myself as the character I am playing in this lifetime, and not as the expression of God that I am – a vessel through which an infinite supply of the Divine can flow, unobstructed and unaltered.  This is what I am.  [This is what you are.]

So, right now, I take a bow.  I let go of playing the role of a weak being, swayed by the ebbs and flows of all that surrounds me.  “I am as God created me” (A Course in Miracles) – no matter what I have done.  I remain pure, whole, and complete in God.  I identify solely as a child of God, here to bring the Light of Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven to earth!

Are you ready to take a bow and allow the “act” of your old self to be over?  I know I am!  As you prepare to enter into 2014, take some time to contemplate what qualities you would most like to embody.  If you were totally free of the ego (the sense of separation from God that drives thoughts of fear, doubt, worry, shame, blame, etc.), what qualities would be present in your life (e.g. peace, joy, compassion, etc.)?  What would your interactions with others be like?  Think back over the last year and assess the areas of your life in which you found it most difficult to express these qualities.  How will you bring the Love of God into those situations in 2014?

I’d love to hear from you!  Share two qualities you would most like to embody in 2014 in the comments below.  Your sharing may spark ideas in someone else who could use a reminder of what they would truly like to bring to each moment.  

Affirmation: I let go of playing the role of a weak being, swayed by the ebbs and flows of all that surrounds me, and stand in my Power as an extension of the Creator!

May your holiday season allow for quiet moments of reflection and connection.  Keep shining!

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to you!


Kandace Jones
TWITTER: @coachkandace


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About the Author:

I used to live life shackled by fear, doubt, and worry. I put on a happy face while navigating my day-to-day duties, but I was emotionally drained, stressed, and unhappy. When I hit rock bottom, and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was determined to live life differently. I knew there had to be another way. Out of that determination, and guidance from Spirit, the "Living in the Light" blog was born. It documents my spiritual journey out of the darkness and into the Light. After nine months of publicly sharing my journey, and consciously releasing my attachment to the ego, I experienced a powerful spiritual awakening. I went from living in fear, doubt, worry, and stress to complete inner peace. My greatest passion has become assisting others on their own journey to inner peace. My spiritual memoir, From Stress to Peace: An Intimate Journal on the Journey from Living in Darkness to Living in the Light, is available now on Amazon and Click the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the From Stress to Peace 21-Day Challenge, Living in the Light Retreats, 1:1 sessions, and the Living in the Light Community - all of which are designed to support your journey to inner peace. I appreciate you taking the time to visit the blog and look forward to supporting you in any way I can!