As I was getting logged on this morning "To Thine Ownself Be True" was one of the first things I saw. Now I do not believe in coincidence-everything happens for a reason. A lesson to be learned, a lesson to be taught. There is meaning in everything. At least as far as I am concerned. That is my belief.
In thinking about this phrase for the last hour or so I realized it goes along with everything else that has been running through my mind this week-the boyfriend issue, etc. Also, I found out (20 yrs later) that my Nanny, whom I adored, actually wrote me out of her will. DUH!! All these years I had been told she left everything to my Mom (her daughter-in-law) because my Dad had already died (he was an only child & my brother & myself were the only heirs) & wanted my Mom to get everything. Not true. She completely wrote me out (I found the will when I was going through stuff for the yard sale). Everything would have gone to my son, my brother, & his son if Mom has already died. My brother would have been the trustee for the boys. Supposedly this was all because no one liked my husband at the time. Whatever! To make a long story short, the money was all eventually spent on my brother & his son. My son has never gotten anything from my family. It is so sad & makes him feel like crap where his Grandmother is concerned (I will NOT be sharing this latest discovery with him). So, as always I have been lied to once more. But, it has been a lot of years since Nanny died, on my birthday, so I will go on & not dwell on this latest crap. Peace out on this subject!
To Thine Ownself Be True...immortal words. Words by which, in all actuality, I have always lived. Guess it is kinda my creed. I have heard my own music & danced to it. I have really never cared what others thought, but have lived my life doing what I felt was "right". Right for me, right for my son, right at any given time in my life. I have traveled, lived in many cities far from Smalltown, OK. I have been to town, seen the elephant, & have the t-shirt. Boy do I have the t-shirts!! Life has always been one big adventure for me. Pack up, hit the road, see where the path lead. It has lead many places-some good, some bad, but always a learning experience. Always a path of growth & discovery about me-who I am, what I want. I have found out I can do just about anything I set my mind to doing, I have grown into a loving, compassionate, hard-working, tolerant, understanding, passion filled woman with a terrific sense of humor & the ability to see the positive in Life. Far far from the girl I was when I started the Journey. I have found my belief system about the Universe & the After Life. I have faced my demons, I have celebrated my loves, but most of all I have lived. After all isn't that what Life is meant to be--Living & Discovering.
People have commented on my phrase "Blessed be" so I thought I would close with its meaning.
This is a wiccan salutation meant to empower both parties with blessed be powers. The Blessed Be salutation is a process of transferring positive energy to both parties. To say "Blessed be" to someone indicates that you wish good and positive things upon them.
Pronunciation: Bless-ed be
So to all of you today & always