"He was in his divinity." That's what Sheryl Crow had to say recently about watching Michael Jackson in action. She had toured with him early in her career and remarked about standing off stage and witnessing his genius at work, about how he seemed to go to a different place. "He was in his divinity."
We probably all know, or have seen, people who seem to be doing exactly what they were put on this earth to do. You know it when you see it. There's nothing sexier or more attractive than a man or woman in his or her element. Sometimes they even appear to glow. They seem grounded, confident and things drift easily to them, whether it's opportunity, money or circumstance.
It got me thinking about purpose and mission and why-are-we-here, which I think about a lot. A lot. I believe, after studying the works of Marianne Williamson, Jean Houston and other thought leaders on this topic, we are here to evolve into our higher selves, and to continually seek our own divinity or genius element. When you're there, you're connected to the cellular you, your divine purpose.
Have you had a glimpse of your higher self, of your divinity? Slow down for a moment and think of a time when it felt like all cylinders were clicking at once; when time and space became inconsequential, because in the place of divinity, time and space don't exist; when you felt closest to, or one with, God; or when you felt a sense of ease like never before. Everything flowed from one moment to the next to the next. Sometimes the divinity lasts for only a moment. But, when you're doing what you were meant to do it can stay with you. Your consciousness raises to a place where you're most connected, tapped in and turned on to the divine. When it happens over and over again it becomes your own vortex of divinity, generating a force of energy that brings more of the same to you, so that eventually it's where you live.
That's your genius at play. Your genius thrives on a higher plane, where all of our higher selves live.
How to get there?
- It's an everyday study where you continue to ask yourself the deep questions. Deepak Chopra says if you truly live the questions, the answers will present themselves.
- It's slowing down and recognizing the divine moments when they happen. Where are you? What are you doing? How do you feel? Track it backwards to remember how you got there.
- It's getting off the grid. Turn off technology for awhile. It's noise that interrupts the flow in the divine place.
- It's releasing all judgment, of self and others.
- It's focusing on nothingness. Slow down the brain and meditate into nothingness, as in practicing yoga or prayer. Out of the nothingness comes centered focus that leads to higher thought.
- It's striving for excellence in everything you do. Excellence in one thing leads to excellence in all things.
In moments of doubt, go back to that place; remember your personal divinity, your glorious purpose.
Can you imagine a place where we all live in our divinity? Where a sense of genius is commonplace and expected? Where expectations and judgment don't exist? Where we are free to be?
Oooh, I'll meet you there. We'll have a playdate.